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Monday, 4 Jul


Stealing A Blanket—Catherine Babcock, a married woman, of Battery-square, Penzance, was charged before the Mayor of the town (Mr. Wellington Dale) and Mr. F. Boase, on Thursday, with the theft of a new blanket, the property of Mr. James Richards, of the Royal Livery Posting Establishment. Badcock had been drinking heavily for some time, and took the blanket from a washerwoman’s line. Her husband found it at home and asked her to return it to the owner. She left it on another person’s doorstep.—The Bench gave her a chance of escaping imprisonment, and fined her £1 and costs, or a month’s imprisonment with hard labour.


ROWE–POSTLETHWAITE—At St. Stephen’s, Uxbridge-road, W., June 29, Richard Rowe, of Penzance, to Violet Henrietta Mary (of Brooklyn-road, W.), only daughter of the late Capt. H.J.W. Postlethwaite, H.M. 26th Camerounians).

WILLIAMS–PEARCE—At Hea, Madron, June 29, Mr. Thomas Williams, fisherman, Newlyn, to Miss Helena Pearce, of Penzance.


TROUNSON—At Chapel-street, Penzance, July 1, Janie, wife of Mr. T.C. Trounson, aged 26.

Thursday, 7 Jul


Mr. T. Bedford Bolitho—Mr. Thomas Bedford Bolitho, the Liberal-Unionist candidate for the St. Ives Division, is the third (and only surviving) son of Mr. Edward Bolitho, of Trewidden, near Penzance. His patronymic at once indicates that he comes of an old Cornish family. The Bolithos have existed in Cornwall for many generations. Records of the name in the parish registers of Wendron, Gulval, Helston, Launceston, Madron, St. Columb, St. Gluvias, St. Mary’s (Penzance), Lostwithiel, and Liskeard, in Cornwall; and Bere-Ferrers and St. Andrew’s (Plymouth), in Devon, show how widely-spreading have been the branches of the Bolitho family. The earliest extant directory of London contains the name of Bolitho among the bankers.

The Bolithos of comparatively recent times, from whom the subject of this sketch has directly sprung, was Mr. Thomas Bolitho, of Wendron, who was born there in 1740, and went to live at The Coombe, Penzance. He died in 1807, and was buried at Gulval. He left two sons and four daughters, Thomas, the first-born, being grandfather to Mr. T. Bedford Bolitho. This Mr. Thomas Bolitho married in 1802 Maria, daughter of Mr. Samuel Harris, of Bere Ferrers, Devon. Mr. Edward Bolitho, of Trewidden, the eldest of their children (and brother of Mr. T.S. Bolitho), was born in 1804. He first married Mary, daughter of Mr. John Wills Stephens, of Bere Ferrers, Devon, by whom he had three sons, Edward Thomas, who died aged 14; Thomas Henry, who only lived 16 years; and Thomas Bedford, the subject of this notice, who was born in January, 1835, and is consequently 52 years of age. He is unmarried.

The Bolithos take a foremost place in the social and commercial life of West Cornwall, and it is certainly surprising that none of them have hitherto aspired to Parliamentary honours, but it is well known that Mr. T.S. Bolitho might have been a member of the House of Commons many years since, if he had felt so disposed. As Messrs. T. Bolitho and Sons, they have built up a business which combines every form of commercial enterprise, their interest in banking, shipping, mining, smelting, tanning, and fishing being of a very extensive character. Mr. T.B. Bolitho is a partner in the mercantile firm of T. Bolitho and Sons, and he has also long been a partner in the banking firm of Bolitho, Sons, and Co., the head office of which is the Mount’s Bay Bank, Penzance, with branches at St. Ives, Hayle, Helston, and St. Just.

As an extensive landowner in Devon and Cornwall Mr. T. Bedford Bolitho has given much attention to agricultural matters, a taste which he inherits from his respected father, who is one of the most extensive and successful breeders of stock in the county. Mr. Bedford Bolitho is the owner of Greenway, a large and beautiful estate on the banks of the Dart, nearly opposite Dittisham (formerly the residence of Mr. Richard Harvey, of St. Day). He has filled the presidential chair of the Penwith Agricultural Society—of which his father is the oldest member—and in his speech at the annual meeting of the society, Mr. Bolitho displayed in a marked manner the extent of his agricultural knowledge. As a landlord he sets a trust worthy example, and, in consequence, he is beloved and respected by all his tenantry. “A kindlier gentleman treads not the earth;” but while, through his unstinted liberality, the wolf has been kept from the door of many a poverty-pinched fisherman and miner, his native modesty and delicacy of character have ever led him to do good by stealth.

In 1884, says the Morning News, from which paper we glean most of the above particulars, Mr. T.B. Bolitho was appointed High Sheriff, the duties of which office he performed with conspicuous ability and grace. Whilst High Sheriff he was elected president of the West Cornwall Fisheries Exhibition at Penzance, and largely, through his influence and activity this enterprise was so successful that a sufficient sum was raised to defray the expenses of the Newlyn Pier Act, which empowered the fishermen of Newlyn to carry out a much-needed harbour improvement. Mr. T.B. Bolitho is a magistrate for both Devon and Cornwall, and as a member of the West Penwith Bench he, with much regularity, renders valuable assistance to his fellow-magistrates. He has largely enjoyed the education conferred upon a man of travel. He has visited the United States, and likewise the chief countries of the Continent.

Although hitherto Mr. Bolitho has been content to live the useful but comparatively obscure life of a country gentleman, yet in the immediate neighbourhood of his home he has closely identified himself with every institution and movement having for their object the benefitting of the mind, body, or estate of those surrounding him. As a smelter, merchant, and adventurer, he has long taken a very active interest in the mining industry of Cornwall. He is a member of the committees of Carn Brea and Tincroft mines, and it is not too much to say that to him are the adventurers in those properties largely indebted for the very successful manner in which the companies have recently been reorganised. Mr. T.B. Bolitho, in conjunction with his relatives, Mr. T.S. Bolitho, Mr. T. Robins Bolitho, and Mr. W. Bolitho, jun., shared in the lengthened deliberation of the Mines Leases Committee, and during the periods of terrible depression which in his lifetime have occurred in the history of Cornish mining he, together with the other members of the family, did not fall in an unostentatious way to liberally assist the needy and distressed.

In politics Mr. T. Bedford Bolitho has always been a staunch Liberal. Before the last Redistribution Act was passed he was president of the West Cornwall Liberal Association, and since the formation of the division now named after the disfranchised borough of St. Ives he has held the same office in the new constituency, to the electors of which he now appeals for their suffrages. He is before them as a Liberal-Unionist; and alike in his formal address and his speeches he has announced “with no uncertain voice” his desire to see maintained the unity of the kingdom. For this end, if returned, he will give a “loyal and hearty support” to Lord Hartington and his allies. Although not a practised speaker his speech at Penzance being his maiden effort as a political orator Mr. T.B. Bolitho in his utterances reveals a thorough knowledge of the subjects upon which he touches, and the language in which he clothes his sentiments is of the kind which intimates a refined and cultured mind. He is, without doubt, the best candidate the Unionist party of the division could have selected. The same shrewdness, acumen, and zeal which Mr. Bolitho has always conspicuously displayed in the discharge of all the social and commercial duties which have fallen upon him will no doubt accompany him in the performance of the higher functions to which he now aspires.

In all his relations of life Mr. T.B. Bolitho has always proved himself worthy of the honoured name he bears. But beyond the untarnished honour, the scrupulous integrity, the fair fame, and the polished demeanour which are invariably looked for in man of his position, Mr. Bolitho possesses a sweetness of manner, a frankness and geniality, a heartiness, and a simplicity which endear him to everyone with whom he comes in contact. What Valentine said of Sir Proteus most aptly applies to Mr. Bedford Bolitho—“He is complete in feature and in mind, With all good grace to grace a gentleman.”


RICHARDS—At Penzance, June 28, the wife of Mr. Richard Richards, grocer, of a daughter.


KEMP–WOLCOCK—At Penzance, July 5, Mr. Thomas Henry Kemp, to Miss Susan Woolcock, both of St. Ives.

PELEW–HODDER—At Penzance, June 28, Mr. W.H. Pellew, to Miss Annie Hodder, both of Penzance.

STEVENS–PENGELLY—At Penzance, July 9, Mr. Alfred Stevens, to Miss Mary Eliza Pengelly, both of Penzance.

YATES–PERRYMAN—At Penzance, July 2, Mr. Thomas Yates, to Mrs. Elizabeth Perryman, both of Penzance.


EDWARDS—At Frostburg, Baltimore, U.S.A., June 9, Mr. Walker Edwards (formerly of Gulval), aged 38.

HOCKING—At Southey-street, St. Kilda, Melbourne, April 29, Francis, husband of Phoebe, and father of George Hocking (formerly of Penzance), aged [69?].

PASCOE—At Ca[us]ewayhead, Penzance, July 2, Rose Hannah, wife of Mr. John Pascoe, marble mason, aged [2?]7.

TREMBATH—At Penzance, July 3, Mr. Richard Trembath, aged 77.

Monday, 11 Jul


The Nurse Question At Helston—At Saturday's meeting of the Helston Board of Guardians three candidates offered themselves for the vacant post of nurse to the workhouse, at a salary of £16 a year. They were Miss E. Gribben, of Mount Hawke; Miss H. Toope, of Saltash; and Miss Ellen Mildren, late of Penzance. The [Fir]st named was elected without opposition.


JAMES—At Penzance, July 7, the wife of Mr. Ernest James, mason, of a daughter.

ROGERS—At Penzance, July 8, the wife of Mr. Edmund Rogers, of a son.


COOME–SYMONS—At Torre Church, Torquay, July 6, William Coome, Lostwithiel, to Elizabeth Emily Symons (formerly of Penzance).

THOMAS–BARKER—At Hull, July 9, Mr. R.J. Thomas (formerly of Penzance), P.O. Telegraphist, Hull, to Miss Edith Barker, of Sheffield.


GERRY—At Penzance, July 10, Maude, eldest daughter of William Ambrose Gerry, aged 20.

Thursday, 14 Jul


Information For Creditors—…John W. Colenso, painter, glazier, and paper-hanger, Penzance; first meeting July 8th, at 11:30 a.m., at the Official Receiver’s, Truro; public examination July 9th, at 11:30 at the Townhall, Truro.—Owen J. Rees, clothier, Penzance; last day for receiving proof July 23rd.

Fatal Accidents To Penzance Men—News reached Penzance on Monday of the accidental death of two men formerly belonging to that place. One named James Jewell, aged 35, served his apprenticeship to the cabinet-making with Mr. Fleming, of the Terrace and was son of Mr. Benjamin Jewell, of Queen-street. The other was Edwin Nicholls, aged 44, son of the late Mr. William Nicholls, upholsterer. Both men had entered into an engagement with a gold mining company in Demerara. While proceeding up the river their boat capsized in the rapids on May 5th. Both men were drowned, and also a native boy, one of the crew of Indians.


BOND—At Kentish Town, London, July 9, the wife of Mr. W.H. Bond, compositor (formerly of Penzance), of a daughter.

DUNN—At St. Ives, July 9, the wife of Mr. James Dunn, of a daughter.


ROWE–ROSEWALL—At Penzance, July 10, by the Rev. E. Townsnd, Mr. John H. Rowe, to Miss Kate Rosewell, both of Penzance.


JEWELL—NICHOLLS—Drowned, by the capsizing of the boat when “shooting” the McTurk Falls, May 5, James Jewell, son of Mr. Benjamin Jewell, Penzance, aged 35.—At the same time and place, Edwin Nicholis, son of the late Mr. William Nicholls, upholsterer, Penzance, aged 44.

LILE—At Penzance, July 10, Mary Ann, wife of John Lile, aged 66.

ROWE—At Ninnias, Madron, July 9, Mr. William Rowe, aged 47.

TONKIN—At Mousehole, July 10, Mr. James Tonkin, aged 52.

Monday, 18 Jul


The Wesleyan Conference—The Wesleyan Conference is held this year at Manchester, and will formally commence tomorrow (Tuesday) at half-past nine a.m. The Stationing Committee assembled on Tuesday last, and commenced the preparation of the first draft of stations, which was completed on Thursday evening. The appointments to circuits in Cornwall are as follow:—Cornwall District: … Penzance—Edward Workman, Alfred Llewellyn, Frederick R. Bell; St. Just—Frederick Barber, George Fryar, Arthur J. Summerhill; St. Ives—Henry W. Catton, William Evans; …

Information For Creditors—Arthur Williams, jun., fisherman, Newlyn, parish of Paul; receiving order on debtor’s petition granted Truro Court, July 13th.

A Challenge—According to an announcement in Saturday’s Sporting Life G. Kistler, of Penzance, is willing to swim W. Beckwith, J.J. Collier, J. Finney, or anyone in the world, one mile in the sea (Mount’s Bay, Penzance), for £50 a side, in order to prove who is the champion swimmer of the world.

Cornwall Assizes will, it is notified by advertisement, commence tomorrow (Tuesday) at eleven o’clock as originally intended, the business at the Somerset Assizes having proved lighter than was anticipated. The following is the calender: - John Henry Stanley, Penzance, for feloniously forging a receipt, purporting to be from Rosetta Glasson to the Royal Liver Friendly Society. … Annie Roberts, concealment of birth at Penzance. Owen J. Rees, Penzance, attempting to defraude his creditors. …

Estates On Sale—Mr. W. Hosken Richards offered for sale by auction at the Western Hotel, Penzance, on Thursday afternoon, a property known as Roberts’ Trengothall, situate in the parish of St. Levan, and described as an excellent freehold farm, the property of Mr. Thomas Roberts. The estate consists of a modern and substantially built dwelling-house, together with the ordinary stables, sheds, and other outbuildings, and 1[3?]5 acres 3 roods 23 perches of excellent meadow, pasture, arable, orchard, and other land; of a second farm known as Wallis Trengothall, adjoining the previous lot, and comprising a dwelling-house (modern) and other outbuildings, together with 42 acres 14 perches of meadow and arable land, and one undivided moiety of eight acres of similar land; and of, thirdly, the reversion of a tenement comprising a dwelling-house, workshop, and buildings, and two meadows, containing about three roods, held on two lives, aged 73 and 61, under the yearly conventionary rent of 20s. There was a very large attendance at the sale, Mr. G.L. Bodilly acting as solicitor to the vendor. The bidding was confined to Mr. Harvey (Raftra), Mr. George Phillips (Sennen), Mr. Charles Read (Penzance), and Mr. John Richards (Buryan). The bidding was started by Mr. Harvey at £5,000, whose other bids were £6,140, £7,140, and £7,240; whilst Mr. Phillips’s offers were £6,000, £6,120, £6,220, and £6,270; Mr. Reed’s £6,100, £6,200, £6,250, £6,550, £6,620, £6,720, £6,820, £7,020, £7,120, £7,220, £7, 260 and £7,300; and Mr. Richards’s £6,500, £6,600, £6,700, £6,800, £7,000, £7,100, and £7,280. With Mr. Read’s bid of £7,300 the attempt to sell the property ceased, Mr. Bodilly announcing that the vendor would withdraw the estate, though no reserve price was named. The solicitor said, however, that he should be glad to treat privately with any gentleman anxious to become the owner of the property.—Mr. W.T. Davey, of Redruth, subsequently offered some freehold property at St. Just, known as Lower Boswidden, but this was also withdrawn at £785, Capt. Boyus being the last bidder.

United Methodist Free Churches—The annual Assembly of the United Methodist Free Churches commenced on Tuesday last at Louth. The Rev. J.S. Balmer, of Leeds, editor of the connexional temperance magazine, the Brooklet, was elected president for the ensuing year. As the result of the balloting for the Connexional Committee, the Rev. J. Cockin (Truro) and Mr. R.G. Rowe (Helston) were elected to represent the Cornwall district. The Stationing Committee issued their first draft on Friday, and the following are the appointments to Cornish circuits, which, of course, are subject to alteration:—… Penzance—G.C. Percival. …


HODSON—At Gillingham, Dorset, July 7, the wife of the Rev. J. Griffin Hodson, Wesleyan minister (late of St. Ives), of a daughter.

ROBERTS—At North Fitzroy, Melbourne, Mary 18, the wife of Mr. George Roberts (formerly of Penzance), of a daughter.

STINTON—At Penzance, July 12, the wife of Mr. F. Stinton, coachsmith, of a son.


JENNINGS–BRYANT—At Penzance, July 9, Mr. Francis Jennings, boot and shoemaker, to Miss Matilda Bryant, both of St. Ives.

PASCOE–RICHARDS—At Penzance, July 13, Mr. Joseph Carpenter Pascoe, of San Francisco, to Ada, eldest daughter of Mr. William Hosken Richards, Penzance.

PRICE–WILLIAMS—At Penzance, July 12, Mr. William Price, cutler, to Miss Elizabeth Jane Williams, both of Penzance.

SCOTT–ELLIS—At Penzance, July 14, Bernard, second son of Mr. James Scott, to Ellen, daughter of Mr. F. William Ellis, both of Penzance.


BARNICOTT—July 15, Kezia, wife of T.H. Barnicott, of London (formerly of Penzance), aged 4[?2].

CARKEEK—At St. Buryan, July 6, Mr. William Carkeek, farmer, aged 51.

HAST—At Highgate, July 5, Mrs. Hast (formerly of Ramsgate), mother-in-law of the vicar of Lelant, the Rev. R.F. Tyacke.

HOSKING—At Penzance, July 12, Mrs. Juliana Hosking, aged 83.

JAMES—At Chyandour, Penzance, July 12, Charles Rowe, third son of Inspector James, aged 27.

LANE—At Penzance, July 13, Mr. James Lane, aged 44.

PELLEW—At Chyandour, Penzance, July 11, Mr. Thomas Pellew, aged 22.

Thursday, 21 Jul


Concealment Of Birth At Penzance—Annie Roberts, of Penzance, was found guilty of endeavouring to conceal the birth of her child on the 3rd June, and sentenced to 21 days hard labour.

John Henry Stanley, of Penzance, insurance agent, pleaded guilty to forging a receipt purporting to be a receipt from Rosetta Glasson, of Penzance, to the Royal Liver Friendly Society, for the sum of £12 12s., with intent thereby to defraud, on the 4th of April; and also with erroneously uttering the receipt, well knowing it to be forged. … [sentence] You have been imprisoned for three months, but I don’t think I should be doing my duty without saying you must pass nine months in prison, and during that period be kept to hard labour.

Owen John Rees, outfitter, Penzance, a bankrupt, was charged with concealing several debts due to him with intent to defraud his creditors, with making a material omission in the statement of his affairs, and with pawning and pledging a bolt of cloth. … [sentence] The judge having summed up at considerable length the jury returned a verdict of “not guilty,” and their decision elicited applause, which was immediately suppressed.


BARNES–EDDY—At Hea, Madron, July 17, Mr. Charles E. Barnes, of Newlyn, to Miss Edith J. Eddy, of Gulval Cross.


BELLMAN—At Kelynack House, Newlyn, July 16, Jane, relict of Mr. John Bellman, of St. Buryan, aged 87.

JEWELL—At Penzance, July 18, William Reid, son of W.J. Jewell, aged one year and six months.

LITTLETON—At Penzance, July 17, Mr. Jacob Littleton, of Marazion, aged 50.

Monday, 25 Jul


Wreckage Ashore—Wreckage continues to be washed ashore in the Land’s End district, including a quantity of deals from the wrecked steamer “Castleford” at Scilly. The lid of a box with a brass plate on it bearing the name “P. Barry” has been picked up near Sennen Cove, Land’s End.

Abusing A Station-Master—At St. Ives Petty Sessions, on Wednesday, before Mr. E. Hain, jun. (Mayor), and Messrs. J. Daniel, G.T.A. Staff, and W.J. Paynter, Robert Jamieson, fish merchant, was charged with using obscene and abusive language at the Great Western Railway station, St. Ives, on 7th June. Mr. R.M. Paul appeared for the railway company, and Mr. G.L. Bodilly for the defendant.—Mr. Williams, the station-master, said about 12.39 defendant came to his office, and asked why some fish had been left behind. He replied that it was because the carriage on them had not been prepaid. In doing so he was acting under instructions from head-quarters, and of this defendant had had notice. Upon getting his answer defendant used obscene and disgraceful language for half-an-hour.—In cross-examination, Mr. Bodilly elicited that Jamieson was the only fish merchant in St. Ives who was required to prepay his consignments.—A fine of 10s. And 15s. 6d. costs was inflicted, the Mayor remarking that for the next offence the penalty would be much higher. Jamieson left the Court declaring he did not care if they hanged him.


BOSENCE—At Fairville, Lancaster county, St. Johns, New Brunswick, June 26, Mary, wife of Mr. John Bosence (late of Alverton Lodge, Penzance), aged 41.

PHILLIPS—At Penzance, July 20, Catherine Lusetta, wife of Mr. E.A. Phillips.

Thursday, 28 Jul


Information For Creditors— … Joshua Seddeley and John Seddeley, lately trading as Seddeley and Company at 13, Upper William-Street, Liverpool, now trading as the Newlyn and Gulval Ice Works Company, near Penzance, lately engineers, coppersmiths, and brass founders, now ice manufacturers; receiving order on creditors’ petition granted July 19th at the Liverpool Court. John J. Cronin, otherwise John Cronin, boot and shoemaker, Causeway-head, Penzance; first and final dividend of 4s. 8 1/2d. in the £, payable August 2nd, at the Official Receiver’s, Truro.

Information For Creditors—Arthur Williams, jun., fisherman, of Newlyn, Paul; first meeting August 3rd, at the official receiver’s, Truro; public examination August 11th, at the Town-hall, Truro. … Thomas Roberts, farmer, Trengothall, St. Levan; receiving order on debtor’s petition granted at the Truro Court July 23rd.

A Penzance Publican and His Friends—William Matthews, landlord of the London Inn, Penzance, was charged at Penzance Petty Sessions, on Monday, ___ Messrs. F. Boase (chairman) and C.C. Ross, with having his licensed premises open during prohibited hours on Sunday, July 17th, and John Champion and John Rodda were charged with being on the premises at the time when the house ought to have been closed. The ___ were taken together. Defendants all pleaded not guilty.—Mr. George L. Bodilly defended,—P.C. T. Casley ___ that on entering the London Inn about a quarter to seven Sunday morning he found the defendants. Champion had a glass of ale in his hand, and Rodda had a parcel in his hand resembling a bottle. Champion said he was there for the purpose of borrowing Mr. Matthews’s horse for a ___, and Rodda stated that he was there to doctor the horse.___Rodda, Matthews, and other witnesses swore that the drinks were not paid for by anyone, but were given ___ hospitality by the latter; and the magistrates dismissed the case.


TOMAN—At St. Ives, June 26, the wife of Mr. Peter H. Toman, of a daughter.


BERRYMAN–MADDERN—At Hea, Madron, July 24, Mr. Christopher Berryman, of Grumbler, Sancreed, to Miss Jane Maddern, of New Downs, St. Just.

OSBORNE–TRELEAVEN—At Paul, July 23, Mr. William Osborne, of London, to Miss Margaret Ann Treleaven, of Newlyn.


BERRYMAN—At Coombe, Madron, July 24, Mr. John Berryman, farmer, aged 23.

JANE—At Penzance, July 25, Elizabeth Ann, wife of Mr. Anthony Jane, aged 53.

MATTHEWS—At St. Ives, July 24, Mr. Charles Matthews, aged 45.

Monday, 1 Aug


Alleged False Pretences At Hayle—Edward Jeffery, of Perranuthnoe, and Ambrose Williams, alias Ambrose Gill, of St. Hilary, apprehended on warrant, charging them with obtaining goods under false pretences, were brought before Messrs. F. Harvey and T.E. Hockin at the Hayle Police-court, on Friday. Jeffery was charged with obtaining, on the 22nd July, of Henry King, of the Star Inn, St. Erth, one gallon of beer, representing it to be for Mr. Hosking, of Porthcullum, St. Erth, farmer. Williams was charged with obtaining 3½ gallons of beer of the same person on the same day, stating it was for Mr. Hosking, of Porthcullum; and he was also charged with obtaining two gallons and one pint of beer on the 21st of July from Mr. Willoughby, of the Lamb and Flag Inn, representing the same to be for Mr. F. Craze, of Polgrain Farm, Ludgvan, and stating that he was employed there harvesting. Both prisoners were committed to take their trial at the next Quarater Sessions at Bodmin.

We learn with profound regret of the death of Mr. Thomas Simon Bolitho, of Trengwainton, Penzance, banker, merchant, and landowner. Mr. Bolitho had been staying with his son-in-law, Mr. Richard Foster, at Lanwithan, Lostwithiel, and attended service yesterday morning at St. Nectar’s chapel-of-ease. In the evening he took a short walk, but soon after his return to Lanwithan, at seven o’clock, he was taken seriously ill. Dr. Row was summoned, and he was soon in attendance, but his services were of no avail, and Mr. Bolitho expired in the course of a few minutes. By Mr. Bolitho’s death the county has lost one of its pillars. He was, with out exception, the most able man of which Cornwall could boast, and his advice was invariably sought in time of difficulty. He was full of information with regard to the various interests of the county. And we know not where to look for the man who can adequately fill the breach which his sudden decease has created. Mr. Bolitho was born in 1808, and was, therefore, 70 years.


MOTTON—At 48, Medrose-terrace, Penzance, July 29, the wife of Mr. S. Motton, W.U. Tel Coy, of a son.

ROSS—At Trevean, Penzance, July 28, the wife of Major J.J. Ross (late the Prince Albert’s Somersetshire Light Infantry), of a daughter.


CUNNACK—At his father’s residence, Castlemaine, Australia, June 12, William James, sixth and youngest son of Mr. George Cunnack (formerly of Penzance), in his 2[5?]th year.

Thursday, 4 Aug


HOCKING–THOMAS—At Penzance, July 27, Mr. Pascoe Hocking, to Miss Elizabeth Ann Thomas, both of St. Just.

PRYOR–ROSSITER—At Penzance, July 30, Mr. Athanasius Pryor, jun., land steward, of Lanner, Gwennap, to Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Mr. Thomas Rossiter, jeweller, Penzance.

PEARCE–REDMAN—At Hea, Madron, August 2, Mr. J.J.O. Pearce, hair-dresser, to Miss M. Redman, both of Penzance.

VILE–BARTLETE—At Alverstoke, July 26, Mr. Albert Willia Vile, of Portsmouth, to Miss Jessie Bartlett, of Penzance.

WARD–NINNES—At St. Ives, July 30, Mr. Albert Ward, to Margaret Care, daughter of Mr. James Ninnes.


BOLITHO—At Lanwithan, Lostwithiel, the residence of his son-in-law, Richard Foster, Esq., July 31, Thomas Simon Bolitho, of Trengwainton, Penzance, born 22nd January, 1808. The funeral will take place at Gulval Church, at 3.30, on Friday.

BODINNAR—At Newlyn, Penzance, July 27, Mr. Stephen Bodinnar, builder, aged 86.

LORY—At Madron, July 28, Mary Nicholls, daughter of Mr. John Lory, aged 21.

MICHELL—At Unionville, Hartford County, Connectieut, June 27 Mr. Charles Michell (formerly of Helston and Ludgvan), aged 81.

OLIVER—At Penzance, July 27, Elizabeth Oliver, aged 81.

Monday, 8 Aug


Information For Creditors—Thomas Roberts, farmer, Trengothall, St. Levan; first meeting August 9th, two p.m., Western Hotel, Penzance; public examination August 11th, 11.30 a.m., Town-hall, Truro. …

Serious Assault At Marazion—At West Penwith Petty Sessions, on Wednesday last, before Mr. T.W. Field (in the chair), Mr. C.C. Ross, and Mr. S.T.G. Downing, county magistrates, Alfred John Boon, Edward Bawden and Matthew Jenkin, fish-hawkers,&c., Penzance, were charged with having assaulted and beaten William Oats, landlord of the Fire Engine Inn, Marazion, on the 22nd of July, the day of the Mount’s Bay regatta.—Mr. G.L. Bodilly appeared for the defendants, and pleaded not guilty.—Complainant stated that, on the day in question, Boon was in his house making a noise and wanting to fight with parties in the house. Witness ordered him to leave, but he refused to do so. He then took Boon by the collar and told him he would have to go, upon which the other two defendants caught hold of him, while Boon got on a seat and struck him while he was pinned against the screen. Boon was fined 15s. and costs, or 14 days, and Jenkin and Bawden 10s. and costs, or seven days each. The Costs amounted to 21s. 6d. altogether, and defendants were allowed a fortnight to pay.

Pitting His Bones—At the meeting of the Penzance Guardians, on Thursday, Mr. Cornish, the clerk, mentioned that the skeleton found recently in sand-banks near the Marazion railway station was removed and reinterred at the expense of that parish, and that Mr. Dawson, the auditor, had noted it was the first time in his experience that out-door relief had been humanely attended to bones.


UREN—At St. Just, August 3, William, only son of John Uren of Tolgus Stamps, aged 15.

Thursday, 11 Aug


Early Methodism In West Cornwall— … “In the year 1795 Lawrance Keene, William Aver, James Jay, and Joseph Clark were the preachers stationed in the Redruth circuit, and William Horner, Francis Truscott, James Evans, Edward Millward, and Robert Greenly in the Penzance circuit. At Tuckingmill we heard the preachers from Redruth, and at Penponds the preachers from Penzance. … Redruth circuit in 1796 included Truro, Falmouth, St. Agnes, &c., and Penzance circuit included Helston and all places west of Camborne to the Land's End. Troon was then in the Penzance circuit. We attended the quarterly meetings at Penzance, Helston, and St. Ives. …


HARRISON–PENGELLY—At St. Mary’s, Penzance, August 3, by the Rev. Preb. Hedgeland,the Rev. John Harrison, M.A., of Honley, Yorkshire, to Anges, eldest daughter of T. W. Pengelly, of Treneere, Madron.

STEVENS–REYNOLDS—At Penzance, August 7, Mr. James Andrew Stevens, carrier, of Penzance, to Elizabeth Jane, daughter of Mr. Robert Reynolds, of Penzance.

WALLIS–DANIELL—At Hea, Madron, August 6, Mr. John Wallis, to Miss Elizabeth Ann Daniell, both of North St. Just.


DUGDALE—At Marketjew-street, Penzance, August 3, John Dugdale, aged 52.

DALBY—At Belvedere House, Torquay, August 4, Lilian, daughter of Catherine and the late W.B. Dalby, M.D., and granddaughter of the late Samuel Higgs, sen., of Penzance, aged 2[4?].

HILEY—At Karachi, India, July 17, Mary Eliza, wife of Mr. G. G. Hiley, and daughter of Mr. And Mrs. S. Blee, late of Penzance.

KELYNACK—At Newlyn, August 7, John, son of Mr. John Kelynack, aged 21.

PEARCE—At Embia, Towednack, August 6, Miss Ann Pearce, aged 45.

Monday, 15 Aug


Truro Bankruptcy Court.—Thursday—Before his Honour Judge Bere—Thomas Roberts, farmer, Trengothal, Penzance, appeared for public examination. In reply to the Official Receiver, he said he commenced farming at Trengothalin 1853. He rented the farm under his father at a rental of about £125 a year. His father died 15 or 16 years ago, and, under his will, he (the bankrupt) inherited Trengothal, which at that time was worth, he thought, more than £6,000. It was a freehold farm, but there was a charge of £800 on it when it came into his possession. He bought another farm adjoining, for which he gave £3,000. He borrowed the greater portion, if not the whole, of that money, and continued to farm Trengothal, paying interest at the same time on the other farm. He kept no accounts beyond a memorandum book. He afterwards mortgaged both estates to Messrs. Bolitho for £8,600 or £8,900. The farms had recently been offered for sale by auction by Messrs. Bolitho under their powers of sale, but he could not say what was offered for them; it might have been £7,400. A large portion of Messrs. Bolitho's debt was for interest which had accumulating during the last two or three years. He commenced borrowing money from Mr. John Burt, of Penzance, last January 12 months. Mr. Burt pressed him for the money, and he gave him a bill of sale, or rather gave a bill of sale to Mr. Thomas Thomas, through Mr. Burt, for £200, on which he agreed to pay six percent. The bill of sale was given on his stock and furniture. Being pressed for payment of the money, he transferred the bill of sale to Mr. John Smith, Penzance. He borrowed £320 from Mr. Smith, but only got £37 or £38. Everything on his estate was included in his bill. It was understood that he would pay off this bill at Michaelmas next, when he intended to give up farming and sell out. There were three bills of sale altogether, and an execution hanging over him. He had let 13 dairy cows at £10 each per year.—His Honour assented to the public examination being concluded when the necessary papers had been signed.


OATS—At Newlyn, August 9, Mr. William Oats, aged 73.

ROWE—At Pen___, August 9, Mr. Richard Rowe, aged 43.

Thursday, 18 Aug


Tons of Shell-fish From St. Levan—About four tons of shell-fish have been exported from Porthcurno during the last few days, for the eastern markets, and over two tons from Penberth.

Property Sale At Penzance—No. 9, Alma-terrace, Penzance, offered for sale by the Mr. George E. Jenkin on the 9th inst., has since been sold for £335.


HAIN—At the Terrace, St. Ives, August 15, the wife of Mr. Edward Hain, jun., Mayor of St. Ives, of a son.

ROACH—At Penzance, August 10, the wife of Mr. James Henry Roach, of a daughter.

RODDA—At Penzance, August 10, the wife of Mr. John Rodda, butcher, of a son.


BUGLEHOLE–ANDREW—At Penzance, August 8, Mr. W. Buglehole, of Hayle, to Miss Julia Andrew, of Penzance.

NICHOLLS–MATTHEWS—At Penzance, August 9, Mr. Thomas Nicholls, of Penzance, to Miss Ellen Matthews, of St. Just.

PHILLIPS–REEVES—At St. Saviour’s, Forest-hill, London, August 9, Mr. Edwin Phillips (late of Penzance), to Miss Fanny E. Reeves.

RICHARDS–WRIGHT—At All Saints’, Dover-court, Essex, August 6, William Henry Richards, of Her Majesty’s Customs, Harwich, to Sophie, widow of Mr. J.F. Wright, of Penzance.

STONE–TREGEAR—At Penzance, August 13, Mr. Alfred Stone, of St. Buryan, to Mrs. Ellen Tregear, St. Just.

SPARGO–REYNOLDS—At St. John’s, Penzance, August 14, Mr. Alfred Hugh Spargo, to Elizabeth Jane Mannell, eldest daughter of Mr. Reynolds, dairyman, both of Penzance.


COLE—Recently, in Gibraltar Hospital, Mr. Aaron Cole, of St. Ives, aged 40.

JAMES—At St. Ives, August 6, Jane, relict of Mr. Sampson James, aged 19.

MAY—At Penzance, August 13, Fannie, wife of Mr. Edward Shelby May, aged 30.

PEARCE—At St. Ives, August 8, Mr. Isaac Pearce, butcher, aged 74.

QUICK—At St. Ives, August 13, Mr. James Quick, aged 69.

TROUNSON—At Penzance, August 17, Florence Jennie, infant daughter of Thomas C. Trounson, architect.

Monday, 22 Aug


Information For Creditors— … Owen J. Rees, clothier. Penzance—first and final dividend of 6s. 2d. In the £, payable River-street, Truro.

Penzance Board Of Guardians—This Board met on Thursday, under the chairmanship of the Rev. David Harrison. 117 inmates are in the house, against 119 in the corresponding period last year. A letter was received from Mr. Robins Bolitho, expressing for his mother, brothers, and sisters, and himself their deep sense of the kindly sympathy of the Guardians with them in their sad and sudden loss—as expressed in a recent resolution.

Great Croft Fire—A croft fire has, within the last few days devastated 200 acres of furze, heath, &C., on the waste lands south and south-west of Carn Galver, four miles north of Penzance. On Sunday the farmhouse of Mr. Gren was threatened, and his cattle had to be driven away. The flames approached the high road from Penzance to Morvah, and were here twenty feet high. Had they crossed this thoroughfare it was feared that all the valley down to Newbridge might have been scathed and several farmhouses endangered. The fire burnt out the croft in which the celebrated Holed stone is found, and the tenants of Lanyon estate grew alarmed for their premises. Many scores of neighbours gathered, and by trench-digging, &c., kept the fire from reaching inhabited houses, but at one time it was thought that Mr. Green’s farmstead was doomed.


TEMPERLEY–MILLETT—At St. Peter’s, Earley, Berks, August 16, by the Rev. H. McNair, vicar, assisted by the Rev. F.W. Wait, uncle of the bride, Joseph Temperley, of Gosforth, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, to Mabel Elizabeth Vincent, younger daughter of the late John Curnow Millett, of Penzance, and grandaughter of the late Capt. Joseph Vivian, of Roseworthy.

Thursday, 25 Aug


Information For Creditors— … Benjamin Libby, innkeeper, North-street, Penzance—receiving order on debtor’s petition granted, Truro court, August 19th.… —Adjudications.—William Copeland Borlase, ex-member of Parliament, of Laregan, Penzance, and 16, Bond-street, London.

Reward For Bravery—John Mannington, of Penzance, was presented on Monday, at the sitting of the borough magistrates, by the Mayor (Mr. Wallington Dale), with the Royal Humane Society’s bronze medal and certificate. In May last Mannington saved the life of a young boy named John Uren, who fell into the dock and would have been drowned had not Mannington, at the risk of his own life, rescued him. Through the exertions of the Penzance Swimming Association the facts of the case were brought under the notice of the Royal Humane Society.

Gulval Grapes and Peaches—Admirers of the fruit culture at Ridgeovean, near Penzance, and the friends of Mr. William Thomas are pleased to see and hear of his great success this season with grapes and peaches, the more so as he was unlucky with his cucumbers. His cucumber houses are now brilliant with tomatoes; and as for the vineries and peach-houses, they form a sight worth a long walk to see. It is roughly calculated that—though cutting for some time, and every day—Mr. Thomas has about three tons of splendid bunches yet to clip.

Cruelty To Horses At Penzance—At Penzance Borough Petty Sessions on Monday, before Messrs. Wellington Dale (Mayor), F. Boase, C.C. Ross, and B. Montgomery, M.D., Charles Prowse was summoned for cruelty to a horse on July 21st.—Inspector Rigg (Truro), R.S.P.C.A., proved the case. Fined 12s. 6d., including costs.—James Boase was summoned for ill-treating a horse on the 9th inst. He pleaded guilty so emphatically as to create laughter in court.—P.O. Smith stated that he observed defendant, while driving a cart along Marine-terrace, beat the animal unmercifully with a whip. Fined 2s. 6d. and costs.

The Herring Fishery—About 150 to 200 large fishing boats are now actively engaged in the prosecution of the herring fishery off Whitby. These boats hail principally from Penzance, Yarmouth, Lowestoft, Hartle-pool, South Shields, and many from Scotland. Each day during the past week has witnessed the discharge of large quantities of herrings. The highest individual catch this week was five lasts, or 50,000 herrings. On Tuesday, 16th inst., the total quantity discharged by the whole fleet was 70 to 80 lasts. This enormous quantity of fish was dispatched by the regular fish trains and a few special trains to the metropolitan and other markets. The quality of the herrings is considered excellent; and this being the case, the prices realised at the local wholesale markets have been remunerative to the fishermen, which is not always the case when there is an abnormal supply.

Wreck In Mount’s Bay—About three on Saturday morning the s.s. “Acklington,” 148 tons register, bound from Newport to Portland with coal, was wrecked off the Runnelstone. A heavy Scotch mist, coupled with drizzling rain, prevailed in the Channel at the time, but the master (Capt. Henry) who was on the bridge, thought he heard the bell buoy on the port side and that, therefore, the steamer had cleared the rocks. In this view Henry was mistaken, for soon afterwards the “Acklington” struck the rocks and foundered. The crew, numbering nine all told, lost everything. At low water the masts of the vessel are visible. The “Acklington” was insured. The crew landed at Penzance, and were at once met by Councillor Ludlow, the local representative of the Shipwrecked Mariners’ Society, who after attending to their wants, dispatched the men to their respective homes.


GRAVER—At Penzance, August 19, the wife of Mr. J.H. Graver, of a son.

ROWE—At St. Buryan, August 22, the wife of Mr. John Charles Rowe, of a daughter.


BOLITHO–BICKFORD—At Penzance, August 21, Mr. James Bolitho (late of Butte City, Montana, America), to Miss Sarah Bickford, of St. Mary’s, Isles of Scilly.

HUTCHENS–COLLIVER—At St. Michael’s, Bromley, London, August 20, Mr. W.F. Hutchens, plumber, to Miss Anne Colliver. Of Penzance.

LEGG–STEVENS—At Penzance, August 23, Mr. J.W. Legg, master of Clophill National Schools, Bedfordshire, to Fanny, eldest daughter of Mrs. M.A. Stevens, of Penzance.

PENGELLY–GRENFELL—At Penzance, August 20, Mr. Walter F. Pengelly, to Miss Elizabeth Grenfell, both of Madron.


CHRISTOPHER—At Penzance, August 17, Mr. Edwin Christopher, of Bury-St.-Edmunds, aged 45.

DOBEL—At Penzance, August 23, Annie, wife of Mr. Edward Doble, aged 40.

HAYHOW—At Penzance, August 22, Mary Ann, wife of Mr. Joseph Hayhow, of the Trinity Service, aged 45.

Monday, 29 Aug


The Rev. W. Haslam, M.A.—A recent number of the Christian Age contains a sketch (accompanied by a portrait), of the Rev. W. Haslam, M.A., the well-known Church missioner. The late Rev. Robert Aitken, of Pendeen (father of the well-known missioner, the Rev. H.W. Aitken), was the spiritual father of Mr. Haslam, whose first appointment after his ordination was to a curacy at Perranzabuloe, near Truro, where he wrote the history of “Perranzabuloe, or the Lost Church Found.” In 1846 Viscount Falmouth presented him to the newly-formed parish of Baldhu, and here it was that he developed the extraordinary powers which has made his name famous in the history of Church of England missions. Mr. Haslam is the author of a number of standard words, which have secured a large circulation.

Trap Accident—Mr. R.J. Reynolds, with his wife and child, left Market Jew-street, Penzance, on Sunday for the purpose of visiting Mrs. Reynolds's relatives in Gulval. A spring trap belonging to the father-in-law was used. On the eastern green the horse started, and the three occupants of the trap were thrown out. The only severe injury was sustained by Mrs. Reynolds, whose forehead was severely cut, and who was rendered insensible for some time subsequently. She was conveyed home and her wounds attended to, and she is progressing favourably.


BAILEY—At St. Ives, August 21, the wife of Mr. W.H. Bailey (formerly of Falmouth), of a son.

CORIN—At Penzance, August 25, the wife of Mr. E.C. Corlin, of a daughter.

DUGDALE—At Penzance, August 26, the wife of Mr. Matthew Dugdale, of a son.


RUNNALLS—At Alexandra-road, Penzance, August 28, Kate, eldest daughter of Mr. James Runnalls.

Thursday, 1 Sep


The “Carbis Bay.”—The annual meeting of the shareholders in the “Carbis Bay” Company was afterwards held, Mr. Branwell being again deputed to preside. The managers’ report stated:—The revenue account for the year shows receipts £12,514, and expenditure £12,184, which, with the adverse balance of £663 brought from last account, makes a total debit of £12,817, and leaves a balance of £333 to the debit of the ship. The Chairman moved the adoption of the accounts and report, and remarked that, although they had reduced their debit balance, the account was but a sorry one, but he could only say the committee and the management had done all they could to arrive at a better position. Mr. Bone seconded the motion. Mr. Bisson asked a great number of questions about the rate, of wages, the insurance, bankers’ balance, &c. The Chairman, in reply, said the committee had taken due note of Mr. Bisson’s remarks, and where any changes could be made for the benefit of the shareholders, they would be made. He took exception to Mr. Bisson’s statement that nearly all steamship companies were now paying dividends; he considered this was the exception, and not the rule.—The accounts and report were adopted, and Mr. Henry Roach was re-elected auditor. The committee were re-elected. Mr. Branwell was heartily thanked at each meeting for presiding.

Penzance Antiquarian Society—The Annual Excursion Never, perhaps, in the history of the Penzance Natural History and Antiquarian Society has it had a more successful annual excursion than on Wednesday, the 24th inst., when no fewer than from 90 to 100 ladies and gentlemen assembled at the Public Buildings, and proceeded, in three of Mr. James Richards’s well-appointed breaks, to inspect churches and crosses, rocks, and all else in which they take an absorbing interest. [list of names omitted] Germoe Church was reached about an hour later. …


TONKING—At Penzance, August 30, the wife of Mr. J.H. Tonking, of a daughter.

TREDREA—At Penzance, August 27, the wife of Mr. John Tredrea, coach painter, of a son.


ABURROW—At Penzance, August 27, James Dean Aburrow, carpenter, aged 19.

GRIBBLE—At Trevarrack, Gulval, August 26, Mr. Edward Gribble, gardener, aged 79.

Monday, 5 Sep


Penzance—A Narrow Escape—Two young men named S. Michell and J. Cardell, whilst bathing near Newlyn Pier last week, narrowly escaped being drowned. After diving from a boat and leaving it about twenty yards in the rear, Cardell, who was seen to be swimming with difficulty, asked his companion several times whether he could ground, and being answered in the negative he tried to struggle towards the shore, but failed to keep himself afloat. Mitchell, who was near, seeing his difficulty, swam to his assistance, but Cardell, feeling he was sinking, grasped Michell round the neck, when both disappeared for a moment. On coming to the surface Michell, with his left arm around Cardell’s waist, strove to gain the shore, but finding his strength giving way, shouted loudly for help. The friend in charge of the boat, on hearing this, made his way to them, after some delay consequent on heaving his anchor and detaching the other boat. By this time two other boats from the quay came to render assistance, but before reaching the spot Cardell was safely hauled into the first boat, being greatly exhausted, but not unconscious. The apparent reason for his giving up so soon were his over-estimating his swimming power, and the distance to the shore being greater than he supposed.


PEARCE—At Penzance, August 30, the wife of Capt. John Pearce, of a daughter.

Thursday, 8 Sep


PERKINS—At Penzance, September 4, the wife of Mr. J.I. Perkins, solicitor, of a daughter.

ROWE—At Tolcarne, Newlyn West, August 31, the wife of Mr. W. Rowe, of a daughter.

STEVENS—At Foage, Zennor, August 27, the wife of Mr. James Stevens, of a daughter.

TREGONNING—At Penzance, September 6, the wife of Mr. John Tregonning, of a daughter.


POTTER–SCOTT—At Penzance, September 2, Mr. William Henry Potter, telegraphist, to Ella, seventh daughter of Mr. James Scott, sculptor, Penzance.

ROGERS–HOLLOW—At Lelant, September 5, Mr. James Rogers, of Laity, to Miss J. Hollow, of Boaskerras.


CARE—At St. Ives, August 29, Catherine, relict of Mr. Thomas Care, aged 58.

CODYRE—At St. Just, Penzance, September 2, Mr. Joseph Codyre, aged 24.

HICK—At Penzance, September 5, Mr. William Hick, fellmonger, aged 83.

PENROSE—At Boswedden, St. Just, August 30, Mr. James Penrose, aged 69.

Monday, 12 Sep


FREEDMAN—At Birmingham, September 4, the wife of Mr. J. Freedman (nee Ettre Goodman), and grandchild of Mrs. Joseph, of Penzance, of a son.


KRAUSS–JOSEPH—At the Synagogue, Birmingham, September 6, Edward Krauss, of Kimberley, South Africa, to Annie, second daughter of B.H. Joseph, Hagley Lodge, Edgbaston, Birmingham, and grandaughter of Mrs. Henry Joseph, of Pensance.

Thursday, 15 Sep


Forthcoming Marriages—The Court Journal’s list of marriages to be celebrated during the autumn include those of Mr. Herbert Jocelyn Shaw and Miss Henrietta Nunn, at Penzance, in October; and Mr. Somers Schuster and Miss Violet, second daughter of the late Hon. John Vivian.


JENKIN—At the Elms, Madron, September 8, the wife of Mr. A.C. Jenkin, of a daughter.


BERRYMAN–LAWRY—At St. Buryan, September 10, Mr. George Berryman, of Ludgvan, to Annie, youngest daughter of Mr. Richard Lawry, of Sparnon, St. Buryan.

GARROOD–REES—At Ramsgate, September 10, Philip, only son of the late Mr. P. Garrood, of Tottenham, to Laura Alice, fourth daughter of Mr. T. Rees (late of Penzance).

McFADYEAN–MAY—At Penzance, September 7, Andrew McFodyean, of Penzance, to Ella (Belle), daughter of Frederick May, of Crowfield House, Gloucester.

OATES–ROWE—At Penzance, September 9, John Trevaskis Oates to Janie Rowe, both of Hayle.


BELL—At Penzance, September 10, Mrs. Prudence Bell, aged 59 [69?].

MATTHEWS—At Mousehole, September 10, Clarinda Ellen, daughter of Mr. Thomas H. Matthews, market gardener, aged 18.

SKEWES—At Madron, September 10, Margaret Ann, wife of Mr. James Skewes, aged 53.

Monday, 19 Sep


Fatal Burning Accident At Penzance—A serious accident befell Mr. Rosewarne residing in St. James-street, Penzance, on Wednesday night. About midnight on Wednesday Miss Rosewarne was alarmed by cries proceeding from her father’s bedroom, and on going there she found him out of bed, with his shirt in flames. The carpet and floor were also burning, but an alarm soon attracted several neighbours to the spot, and the flames were speedily extinguished. Mr. Hosking, surgeon, who was called in, found that Mr. Rosewarne’s right leg, right side, and face were dreadfully burnt, and the hair was singed off his head. The sufferer, who is paralysed, now lies in the most precarious condition. It is supposed that Mr. Rosewarne, who is 72 years of age, got out of bed, and in lighting a match ignited his nightshirt. The accident terminated fatally on Friday afternoon.

A Valuable Horse—At the Bath Horse Show held last week the first prize of £50 for jumping was awarded to Actress, the property of Mr. W. Craze, of Kenegie, Penzance. The competition was open to all England, and Actress had to contend with no less than 57 rivals. She was ridden by her owner, and had previously won five first prizes and one second for jumping since she had been in Mr. Craze’s possession.

Two Sad Cases At Penzance—At the Penzance Police-court, on Wednesday, before Messrs. Wellington Dale (the Mayor) and F. Boase, J.P., at the borough police-court, Ellen Williams Cock, a girl of twelve, was charged with the theft of two gold rings, worth £3, the property of Mr. Samuel Plomer, of 39, Bay View-terrace, Penzance. - Mrs. Plomer was washing some clothes and slipped her rings off. On answering a knock at the front door she found Cock was there offering black-berries for sale. She at once missed her rings, and taxed the girl, who denied any knowledge of them. A policeman being sent for, she produced them, saying that her stepmother had told her, “If you see anything you walk it off; if you don’t I will welt you till the blood comes out of your back.”—Supt. Nichells proved that the girl said to him that her stepmother had told her to bring home what she saw; and that if she did not bring something she would beat her black and blue. There had been several complaints made of this girl, who had been wandering around the quays, stealing coats, begging, &c. Her father, John James Cock (formerly of St. Just, now a driver for Mr. John Friggens), was living with another woman, and his wife, the girl’s mother, was living with another man.—On a promise from Cock to send the girl to his sister’s, the offender was fined only 10s.—Annie Maud Carne was sent to gaol for one month’s hard labour under the following circumstances. She is 16, has been on the streets, and is suspected of various offences. Calling on Mr. John Parker, boot and shoe dealer, Market Jew-street, she said that Mrs. Eliza Tregarthen, of Penrose-terrace, had sent her for three pairs of laced boots on approval. She obtained them, pawned two pairs for 2s. and 2s. 6d. with separate pawnbrokers, and kept the other pair.


BELL—At Fair View, Newlyn West, Penzance, September 16, the wife of the Rev. Fred R. Bell, Wesleyan minister, of a daughter.


KNIGHT–EDDY—At Redruth, September 13, Mr. William George Oliver Knight, of St. Austell, to Miss Janie Eddy, of St. Just.


OLVER—At Penzance, September 16, Sydney Lake, infant son of William and Ellen Oliver, aged 9 months.

ROSEWARNE—At Penzance, September 16, Mr. Robert Rosewarne, aged 72.

UREN—At Penzance, September 17, Charles J., eldest son of Mr. J.G. Uren, postmaster of Penzance, aged 27.

Thursday, 22 Sep


Death Of Mr. Richard Pearce—Intelligence reached St. Ives on Monday morning of the death by drowning in China of Mr. Richard Pearce, of St. Ives. Mr. Pearce, who is the third son of the late Mr. William Pearce, was chief officer of a fine steamer. His elder brother is chief engineer of another boat, and both being in port at the same time, the younger, while on a visit to the elder, fell overboard, and was drowned. Mr. Pearce, who was a fine young fellow of 26, was very much liked, and was very successful in his profession.

The Death By Burning At Penzance—Mr. G.L. Bodilly, Penznace borough coroner, held an inquest on Saturday concerning the death of the old man Rosewarne, who succumbed on Friday to injuries received by burning on the previous day. Rose Rosewarne, his daughter, said they lived in St. James’s-street, and her father was 72 years old. On Wednesday night he went to bed about seven o’clock. He was then, and had been for years, in a very weak state. He did not take a light with him to his bedroom, but he kept matches in his waistcoat pocket. About midnight she heard him cry, “Rose, I’m burnt to death,” She found him sitting in a corner of the room. His clothing was not on fire then, but the carpet and flooring were burning. Having put out the fire she went for a candle. She then found that deceased’s shirt and flannel were almost entirely consumed, and his body was frightfully burnt. She sent for a doctor, but her father died on Friday. Before dying he stated that he got out of bed and lit one of the matches he had in his waistcoat pocket, and the flame caught his shirt. He endeavoured to beat the fire out with his hands, but was not successful. Mr. R. Hosking, surgeon, said deceased had suffered from loss of muscular powers and impairment of the mental faculties. The burns were so extensive that there was practically no chance of recovery. The jury returned a verdict of “Accidental Death.”

Death of Mr. C.J. Uren, of Penzance—The death of Mr. Charles J. Uren, eldest son of Mr. J.G. Uren, postmaster of Penzance, and late of the Eastern Extension Telegraphy Company, at the early age of 27, took place at his father’s residence, St. Mary’s-place, Penzance, on Saturday morning. During last winter, which was one of unusual severity, Mr. Uren, accompanied by Mr. Lionel Gowing, of the staff of the North China Herald, accomplished a most hazardous and trying journey in the midst of winter across Siberia from Vladivostock to Tiumen, a distance of 8,000 versts, or nearly 5,000 miles. Mr. Uren’s health had been seriously undermined by a long residence in the tropics, together with several severe illnesses, and this was so apparent that his friends at Shanghai, and also Mr. Gowing, his companion, urged him not to undertake such a tremendous journey; but with wonderful pluck and courage he struggled on until Moscow was reached. Here a severe chill, caught by throwing off come of the warm clothing absolutely essential on the road, developed into a most painful form of consumption, and it was with the greatest difficulty Mr. Uren succeeded in reaching home, where, after a long and terrible illness, he died, much to the regret of his employers, by whom his services were much valued, and of a large circle of relatives and friends.

Information For Creditors— … Isaac Batten, jeweller, Penzance, and John Sprake, coal merchant, St. Mawes, St. Just-in-Roseland—last day receiving proof October 6th. …


RICHARDS—At Lelant, September 13, the wife of Mr. Vivian Richards, of a daughter.


GILL—At King’s College Hospital, London, September 10, Thomas William, eldest son of the late Mr. Gill, of Penzance.

HICKS—At St. Ives, September 13, Jane, relict of Mr. William Hicks, of Scilly, aged 74.

PEARCE—Drowned, in China, recently, Mr. Richard Pearce, aged 26; third son of the late Mr. William Pearce, of St. Ives.

STEVENS—At St. Ives, September 16, Elizabeth Davis, relict of Mr. John Grenfell Stevens, aged 80.

WOODCOCK—At Penzance, September 18, Annie S., wife of Mr. W.G. Woodcock, photographic artist, aged 32.

YATES—At Penzance, September 16, Mr. John Yates, aged 70.

Monday, 26 Sep


BARTLETT–BELL—At Higher Brixham, September 23, Bart Samuel Bart, eldest son of Capt. S.R. Bartlett, steamship “Tremayne,” St. Ives, to Hannah Louisa Lucy, youngest daughter of Mr. John Bell, of Maddock Farm, Higher Brixham.

Thursday, 29 Sep


Information For Creditors— … Johnson Glanville, innkeeper, Penznace – receiving orders debtor’s petition granted Truro Court, September 20th …

The secretary of the directors of the St. Ives Liberal Hall applied for a theatrical licence. Mr. Pendarves remarked that, taking into account the serious disaster at Exeter, before the magistrates entertained the application, they would send and have the building inspected. The application was therefore adjourned.

Rewards For Gallantry In Cornwall – At a meeting of the committee of the Royal Humane Society, held yesterday, at the offices in Trafalgar-square, London, the bronze medal for saving life from drowning was unanimously awarded to Richard Jones, a hawker, for saving Orlando Humphrey, at Mousehole, on September 6th. From the documents forwarded to the society it appeared that the child Humphrey was knocked off the pier by a rope. Jones, seeing the danger, at once gallantly plunged in from the same place where the child fell in—ten feet high—and succeeded in taking him to a boat that was being rowed into the harbour. The water at the spot where the rescue was effected was fifteen feet deep, and not only was Jones a stranger to the place, but was not reckoned a good swimmer. …

Narrow Escape In St. Ives Bay—Two young men of St. Ives had an unpleasant experience, which narrowly escaped being a serious accident, in the bay on Tuesday afternoon. Hiring a sailing boat, they went for a cruise, and the weather being equally, they unwisely went before the wind almost to the eastern shore of the bay. As they were about to turn a heavy shower came on, and, the wind increasing they found it impossible to beat up against it. Their danger was seen from St. Ives, and a well manned gig went to their assistance. They were safely taken off, but the boat was driven ashore, and was much damaged.


PERRY—At Mousehole, September 21, the wife of Mr. Richard Perry, of a daughter - since dead.

ROWE—At Penzance, September 22, the wife of Mr. Richard Rowe, of a daughter.

WARREN—At Milkwood-road, Herne-hill, London, September 19, the wife of Mr. James Warren (late of Penzance), of a daughter.


HARRY–CHAFF—At Bristol, September 20, Mr. J.T. Harry, of Mousehole, to Elizabeth, eldest daughter of Mr. William Chaff, of Bristol.

PONSFORD–JAMES—At St. Just-in-Penwith, September 28, by the Rev. J. Andrewes Reeve, vicar, William, second son of the late John Ponsford, of Ford, Drewsteignton, Devon, to Edith, daughter of Stephen Harvey James, of St. Just-in-Penwith.


COTTON—At Newlyn, Penzance, September 23, Mr. Richard Cotton, aged 71.

SCADDAN—At Holsworthy, Devon, September 25, Miss M.E. Scaddan (formerly of Penzance), aged 97.