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kxpbbss-^DUJJTT PAPER
JUNE 8,
THE REPRESENTATION OF SOUTHAMPTON.
INTRODUCTION OF THE LIBERAL CANDIDATE.
On Wednesday owning Mr. Henry Mason Bompu, kQ.C. who has been adopted u tha Liberal oandidate for' tho representation of Southampton, to fill the t»oadcj occasioned through the lamented death of the Right Hon. Buseell Guraey, Q.C., addressed "The Liberal Two Hundred " at the Reform Hall, whither he h*l been acoompanied from the Sooth-Weetern Hotel by >!r. Alderman Jones, J. P. (President of the Liberal A Mediation), Mr. H. Abraham (Vice. Preaident), and Mr, A. Pogler, J.P_ who had been appointed aa a deputation to meet him. Though thia reception warn only preliminary to a more poblio meeting, Mr. Bompsa addressed thoee sasemblod at oonaiderable length ; and bis views hx regard t----the aafe keeping of
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»wjnan. Councillor* Bance, Johns, and PhippanL Mesar*. J. Lemon, C.E., H. E. Robins. W. C. Weat-Ukf, W. U Lankeater, C. Cox, A. J. Miller, Jack-•on. H. Carter, J. S. Pearce, T. Falvey, A. J. Knight, C. IXiwman, P. R. Domonsy, 8. Mysn H. Pond, A. J. Dyer. h. Lanham, Burbage, W. J. Kenvln, Milaom, A Barton, Orandison, McLachlan, and over three hun-drct other representative Liberal*.
The President a aid he had very much pleasure in introducing to them Mr. Bompaa, Q.C., aa the candidate for the repreaentation of the borough, and whom they hoped p make their future member (loud cheera). They were »11 aware that the vacancy had been cauaed by the lamented death of Mr. Buss "1 Gurner, who waa ptcted by men of all partiea tor hia high and honc_. ,ble character (hear, hearL He believed they would hivo in Mr. Bompaa a gentleman of equally high charac ter and of sound principle*, and he alao believed thoa principles would be thoroughly eupported by the whol.
' Libofal |arty in the borough (loud cheera). Never h. their, history had the Liberala In Southampton been stronger or more united than they were at preeent (loud and Continued cheering). Mr. Bompaa had moat readily and most cordially accepted their programme, and be wa* glad to tell him that having a united party in the borough, they had never been In a stronger position to rvtarn their candidate to Parliament ('* hear, bear." and loud applause). Mr. Bompaa himaelf woul%#»w addrwa them, but he might aay that that waa only a meeting of the 1""°. Hundred, though any other Liberala preeent could remain there ; they intended to hold a maaa merlins towards the end of the week, and aa now they bad hundreds, they would then doubtleaa have thousands j>rr.«*nt to give a welcome to the Liberal candidate (much


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opoo that ground yon will give me nothing to do (hoar.
important — to the groat principle* of the LibenU on are all banded together
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congratulation and thankful-
that the whole Liberal part▼ of Southampton to be united (cheera). Last night I waa in the Hooae of Commons, and saw Mr. Adam, whoee name must be well known to many of you. and he aaid "The Liberals of Southampton do sosm to be setting an example to the Liberals throughout England " (applauae). I replied that I thought they^were j that I believed ""
that what a divided party cannot do a united party can do ("hear, hear," and applause). Gentlemen, yon have in your association a programme of various matters some Interest, and I think 1 shall do wisely in lust
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return to you my most hearty and • in cere thanks for the tyranur done me in having invited me to become a candidate for thifc constituency (hear, hear). It ia an honour at any time for an Engliahman to be asked to atau.J for any conatituency in the Liberal interest and I need hardly say I feel it a special honour that a constituency such as Southampton, which ia no amall or ordinary one, but ia one of the great c/natituenciea of England, should have invited me (hoar. hear). I can only juy that for the next week I will do my beat to servo you as a candidate, and I tmat that during the next few years I ahall be able to aerve you aa a member (loud applause). Gentlemen, I feel that in acme re »|*ct* I come among you a comparative atranger, and I ho|«o that before long that aomo of my old personal friends, men like Mr. Waddy, Mr. Cohen, and othera whom I know, and who are better known to you than I am ; I hope, also, that Mr. Maclaren, who ia well-known in Southampton, will come down, and tell you what it will be more pleasant to mte they ahould do rather than myself- what are my qualifications in thia matter (hear. hear). Gentlemen, in London, where I necessarily live, there are many who know me : I hope ere long that many •more will know me in this town (cheers). I can say one or two words, however, and I hopt; I shall not bo considered egotistical in so doing, ajiout myself, and what reason* I think there may be to justify the choice that you have made. With regard to my capacity for the post, if you aend me as your representative, I have at any.rate her Msjesty's sanction in appointing me one of her counsel (hear, hear); I have been fairly aucceaaful in thinga I have done for myself, and I believe that to be one of the beat tests a constituency can apply as to the probability of a man being able to serve them with success, and to work for their interests also (cheers). With regard to seme other matters, it may be that I possess some speciaiKjualifica-that plight not be found in aome other candidate*. One of thi> subjects, for example, which of late has been of special interest, not to this constituency more than other;, but to all constituencies in the kingdom, is the question of education. There baa been an increasing competition in various countries with England in her manufactures and products, and the general feeling has been {that the educational improvement of the population is one of tho most important things for the prosperity of England (cheers). Now it happens that some years ago, when I first began my occupation as a barrister, I was one of ten or twelve gentlemen selected by lror Majesty's Government to examine into the lass education of England and Wales (hear, rent down into four Welsh counties and y school, endowed and unendowed, boys and here they would not let me in I got all the 1 could outside (a laugh), and I suppose that altogether these ten or twelve gentlemen, had oppor* tunitics of knowing the existing condition of middle-class education in England such as I may say no one else could possess (hear, bear). This may be a small matter, but it is at any rate some contribution to the essential* that fit one to deal with those great questions that arc dealt with in Parlisment, should you do me the honour to send me there as your representative (applause). There is another question upon which I have some right to sppak, and that is with regard to the Colonies. It has been ono special part of my duties as a barrister to plead in the Privy Council, and I have had, I suppose, mom i ractice in Canadian cases than any other man at the Bar. of England. I have therefore acquired a special 'knowledge with regard to the laws, habits, and customs of our principal colonies. Now I confess that my own feeling is that our colonies form one of the great questions of the day ; I think that the present Govern-ipent believe that, but whether they are able to deal with it is another matter. I think that the fostering of our colonies and bringing into closer communion England and her great dependencies would be a source of support to her and them This is a question, gentlemen. in which you, as well as myself, should take a •l-ecial interest, because by bringing our colonies into closer connection with England, the prosperity of our ports will necessary be increased (bear hear). I mention this be cause, as I say, I have a special knowledge of the subject, and I think it one of those questions in which it would not be unwise for your representative to take an interest (loud cheers). There is one other matter of which I will not say I have special know-ledge, but in which I have good reason to take a ist, and that is the subject, mentioned
if religious equal] _ i to go up to the
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visited eve girls, and *
__.lv upon your programme, of religious equality
jfjhfva).^ It was my good for'
mi.*^ CambmJge^ .ill-fdrtune to go up in the days
perhaps I should aay my _ up in the days when our Universities not open alike to all her Majesty's subjects—I
went up at a time when the question of
Universities to Dissenters as well as mei-------—
Inarch of England began to be thought of. and it waa a time when no one was allowed to reoeive the greater emoluments of the University unless he would declare he was a member of the Church of England. The nrst fight over my body was fought in re gar l to whether I was entitled to go to a Dissenting I'l*ce of worship. I wanted to go there, and I waa surprised when I was brought up and told that they did O'-t like to see the cap and gown there, and that to go there was very improper (a laugh). I aaid "Do you •Uoutely forbid T "Yea," answered the Dean, " I Cutely forbid Ik." " Well," I repUsd, " I mm under jonr control, and will do as you bid me, but I shall go tell all my friends of the way you behave. I shall «main here, as I can't help it, but I protest that all this money which you say Is the property of the thurch of England waa left by people who were not members of the Church of England, but members of the Catholic Church " ('"hear, hear." and cheers).
On. replied the learned Dean, rather to my amusement. " the Church of England is only a purified branch of the Church of Borne " (laughter and ap-P Well, gentlemen, I told my fnends at Cam-
bridge, and they were very indignant and protested lery vehemently ; they brought the matter so pro-minently forward that tne College authorities gave in, from that time to this the undergraduates who
Wiahed to do ao have been allowed to attend Dissenting
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saying a word or two at the beginning with respect to each of thye (hear, bear). I think you may like to ,ow' »M, , hav# **"Rted the programme, upon what points I feel most strongly. Now, your first head is the reform of the representative system, especially in regard to the county franchise. Now, I certainly think that whatever may -have been the doubts with regard to household suffrage —and I confess I had very few doubts myself—in respect of boroughs, it was at ths best but an experiment (hear, hear). That experiment has been tried, and what has been ths result ? Has it been found that the representatives of boroughs are any the worss or that the electors are unfit for votes by reason of having an extended franchise ? Surely not, and why, then, ahould it fail in counties when it has succeeded in boroughs ? (bear, hear). It is obviously unjust, unlets there is a most absolute necessity for it, that a man should have a vote merely because he resides in Southampton, and that he should not have one if he resides in s smaller town or some yillage outside (hear, hear). I imagine there is no reason whatever to suppose tnat such an extension of the suffrage would do otherwise than strengthen the power and security of England, and therefore I shall strenuously support a measure for ths extension of household suffrage to the counties (cheers). Then, gentlemen, I do not fonder to see you mention the equalisation of electoral power. Of course, residing in London, I feel it just as much as yon do here. I come down here and find 7.000 electors ; I might have gone to another town which I visit when on circuit-Dorchester, which perhaps contains 200 or 300 electors, certainly not 700 to your 7,000. Why ahould they, a small community and a country constituency, have as much influence in the government of the country as yon, who are a great commercial community, having
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this town should be unrepresent extra importance I confess is past my understanding (hear. hear). We up in London feel it just the same as you do, and I have been working lately aa secretary of a district branch of the Middlesex association, representing 30,000 electors, in regard to this matter, for that that body should have but two representatives, while in another place only300 have the same number cannot be right (cheers). Whether It would bo right to carve out England into square plots may be a question, but that some method must be effected by which there shsll be more fair representation in regard to the numbers to be represented is too obvious to require argument (oheers). Then, gentlemen, the Lodger Franchise is a thing of which, from practical knowledge, I know the inconvenience. I was revising barrister at Exeter for four or five years, and that is a city where parties are very equally divided, more equally than bore, because in Southampton I gather that the Liberals have a decided msjority (cheers). In Exster parties are no doubt as equally balanced as possible, and every revision is, of course, moet carefully looked after. When I Was revising there the question of the lodger franchise used to corns before me constantly. The parties sometimes made arrangements by which we got over some of the difficulties, and they did make the lodger franchise work fairly well, but that the law requires alteration, and that it should not depend upon tho courtesy of parties to each other whether a lodger should have his vote or not most be obvious to any one who knows anything at all about it (hear, hear). Another question, not on the programme, on which it has been suggested I may say something as being of interest here, is the hours during which the poll takes place. That ia a point I have fought very much in elections on the London School Board (hear, hear). I was president of Mr. Watson's committee at the election before last, and It was the hardest-fought fight in the largest conatituency in Londom* we then bad later hours for polling, and found how well it worked, and how idle were the objections which had had been raised to it (bear. hear). The next point is religious eoaality. and I think I have already aaid enough to satisfy you L ahall not be wanting on that ground (hear, hear). Gentlemen, the third question on your programme is the revision of the Land Laws. Now, gentlemen, the
down to us from the earliest days, and that they form a most complicated system we who have to work them knowjall well. The first object which it is clear we mnat have.in the revision of tneee laws is to make the transfer of land as simple and easy as ths transfer of anything else (cheers). That that is possible is proved by the case of our colonies, and I know by ths caaea of which I have spoken that In moet of the colonies the transfer of land is as easy as a table, or a chair, or anything else. I do not say there would be no difficulty in touching an old system like ths Land Laws, but one of the things we must do is to make the transfer of land aa easy as anything else (hear, hear). With regard to entail, while 1 think that some limitation of it might be desirable, I believe a great misunderstanding exists among persons who talk about the law ot entail as to what the law really now ia, and one reason why I aak you to return me as your representative in regard to this question, is that I think it desirable the matter of the Land Laws should be dealt with by people who do know something about them. The learned gentleman then at aome length urged that the law of entail should be assimilated to the Land Laws as existent in Ireland and Scotland, and then taking up ths further point of taxation of land, said that no one could object to land being taxed in proportion to Its Increased value. My own feeling is, he continued, that the whole question of taxation requires careful revision, and I think it one of the greatest misfortunes that bsfsl England when Mr. Gladstone was driven from power was that we were thereby deprived ot that eehems of taxation which there is every reason to believe he had ipared for placing the taxation of the country upon a ferent and fairer footing (loud cheersk Gentlemen, when we Liberals get back to power, and that will not »long as some persons think^cheers), I hope that thing we shall ao will be to try and get a systematic taxation that will make the burden fall mors fair more lightly upon the persons who ocntributs


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---1, I »m reminded that our exoeBsut parental
and doee to where resides Mr. Rowland Hill,
poopl. jrocjd, ooepprnt. thra out J til. public
occasioned i but at the same time everything give way for the public good. As to anyone public-houae which u regarded as a nuisance, if
w wegrooM tnat» would be tor the public bene-

it is bed for it to be where it is aitnata, do away with it at ooae. Don t say that by some process, say ten years hence, you may do away with it, but if the keeper of the house can show you that he has legitimately spent money upon it, compensate him for the loos he will suffer, and the comparatively small amount you would
Public-bouses at all. There are other parts of
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where they are. We should like to have control of the
villagea. Their experience of the adoption of such a oouree is such as to make them go on and try further experiments of the same kind whenever they have the opportunity. I think, therefore, it is clear that there ought to be some law by which, if the population of a P*rticular pl*f* %iah to be actually free from public-
oomee to me (hear, hear). I think you can gather
system by which the Pocupiers of public-houses should be deprived of all profit bom the sale of intoxicating liquors. It is ths profit hs derives that makes the shopkeeper sell his gocds—ths great means by which the commercial growth of thia country has been achieved has been the profits of our trading and ths draper or
other things to be" sold largely, we do not want drink sold as extensively as possible, but as little as possible; and it sssms to me that n some system could be devised by which, under public control or under public companies (I have a scheme in my mind, which, if the
have nonprofit on tbees things, but a fixed
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would be against his own interest to sell intoxicants.
liks ths plan to be tried, for I
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most should purws. Stringent regulations might be made requiring Dock Companise to have moet complete quarantine arrangemsnU, and, with the exercise of pro-
Uteet In Psriiamentary measure, affecting my oooshtu-snts; but I could hardly understand this reasoning, whsn I reflected that my whole life has been occupied in finding out what my clients wanted (laughter and cheers). And I need eoarpely say, if you return me, that I shall ooosidsr it my duty, aa well as my pleasure, on any question of interest that may be presented to me, to put it in practice, and perhape I may, from the nature of my position, be able to turn it to mora practical account than if it was entrusted to lees practised ban da. H you had a case at Winchester—and I trust you will have a great many (laughter)—you wohld not go and address ths jury yourselves, but you would employ a barrister, simply because he was practised in such
mMy and
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taxation of the oounUy (cheers). The fourth subject is
the total abolition of ths Game Laws (loud cheering). Now, gentlemen, L as a Londoner, never have she* or hunted, know uncommonly little about game, but one thins I do know, and that is that in the discharge pf one'slegal duties one finds out that poachers are tried before magistrates from whom they poach (hear, bear). I don't mean to say that the magistrate whoee own particular game fa taken triss ths msn who takes it, but I do mean to say that Thomas Smith and Thomas Jones are two neighbouring landowners, and that Smith tries the man who poaches from Jones, while Jones performs a simfliar favour for Smith (laughter).
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luced on your aids, and mors fitted to lay the case before thoee who had to adjudicate upon it And why should not ths same argument apply in regard to Parliamentary matters?.,If you want somas question introduced to the Government or brought before Parliament, fa it not likely, merely as a matter of common eense^ that I, who have spent my wWole life in putting questions forward for consideration, should do the duty at faest as well as a person who has hsd no practice at all in that particular branch of learning (cheers). I will not waste your time any longer, because I thick I have already given you some idea of my political programme (loud and long-continued cheering).
Major-General Txtoit said he thoroughly concurred in the opinions which had been axpreessd,*and after ths very clear and satisfactory address of Mr. Bom pas, the future repreeentative, as he believed, of this borough (cheers), he would aimply confine himself to proposing the following resolution " That this meeting of the Liberal Two Hundred, having heard the views of Mr.
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him WParifament (loud cheersl
Mr. W. C. Wisruuu, in seconding the motion, said after the'address of Mr. Bompaa, be was sure no words were necessary from him to recommend that resolution to the meeting. He believed it was never possible to have exactly what they all wanted in their represent*-tivss; but it seemed to him that the fairness with which their candidate had expressed his views, and the soundnsss of thoss visws on the various questions upon whioh he had touchedLen titled him to the hearty confidence of the party. He (Mr. Weetlake) should hks to my a word or two about the Cattle Bill He was ex gfad,that Mr. Bompaa hsd touched upon that subject. He did not know, but it was possible that It might he urged on the other aide that their candidate entertained the same views as Mr. Bompaa in re-sard to the Cattle Bill, and was equally anxious for the alteration of particular clauses. But there waa thia fact to be remembered, that the Government Vho were passing this bill was ths Government which the other side were going to support Ths Government seemed determined, too, to pass the bill, and the effect of auoh a measure was obvious, whsn we ; ems to consider that one-thirteenth of the whole of the meat consumed in this country at the preeent time was foreign meat while the effect of the compelling the slaughter of cattle upon their being landed here would have a" serious effect upon Southampton (cheers). It seemed to him that they should teach the Government a faeeon, if they were reeolved to pass such a law, in spito of ths protests whioh had been made against it Petitions had been sent from the Dock Company, the Chamber of Commeroe, and ths town of Southampton itself: but SMB. by a mechanical majority, the bill had been forced through the Hones cfLords, and now it was goimc thnngh the House of Commons. It appeared to him (Mr. Weetlake) that when the Government was doing such a grievous wrong, and thsy hsd petitioned against it thsy ahould not be content with opposing a particular clause, but oppoee the Government who were •o anxkna to peas such a measure (cheers).
Mr. H. Abraham said the moet practical way to give effect to the resolution which had been submitted to the was for every Liberal to assist in the work now
for every Liberal to assist in the work now
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all the various districts, twenty two in number (cheers). This was a great political straggle, and after hearing the programme which Mr. Bompaa was prepared to adopt, they ought all to work eemeetly, and secure his return. As to what had been said sgainst having a
it was all ridiculous nonsenw
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00N8KRVAT1YE MEETING AT THE VICTORIA ROOMS.
W. OmdML JLP^BuH, W. Psrkina, P. J. E. Ls !2.TrV '^-1 ^ Warren, Vincent Ao. ~ The Chaibmax said for the first time in his life he was placed in a very novel position, that of being chairman at a political meeting. Hitherto he had been a soldier for fifty-two years, and In the employ of the Government and having done his duty, he had been rewarded with rank and pension (cheers). He was ha was obliged to oocupy the chair in the room of their legitimate chairman (Mr. George Dunlop (" oh") wbo wae prevented from attending through indisposition. Having paid a high tribute of praise to the lato lamented mem bet, MrT&ussell Gnmey. he went on to remark that they were met together to supply the vacancy which had occurred through that gentleman's decease ; and he was happy to say that although they were not obliged to go into the highways and byewaya to eeek for blackberries, they founa a gentleman in the person of Mr. Gilee who would, he felt assured, meet th their entire approbation (loud cheers). Thdy had no difficulty in finding a candidate, like their opponents ( No, no, and "yes, yes"}, as expressed in one of their own journals : but procured a candidate who was connected: with the town by the Caps Mail and the Docks (laughter). It was preposterous to suppose that in a growing town like Southampton they would be contented to have a representative in Parliament who knew nothing about it and who waa of a profession (hisses)—well he certainly did come the circuit but what otherwise had he to do with the town (uproar). Ho felt quite certain that with their cordial aupport they would see Mr. Gilee triumphantly returned, and thus add another supporter to her Majeaty'a Government (cheera).
Mr. Alrxtd Giles, who was loudly cheered on rising, aaid : I have the honour to appear before you as
ivinoe you that I rest my olaim itical principles, which I the majority of those preeeni.
claims in being connected, aa I have been for so many
ot only upon my accord with thoee it but that I have other

Mr. Lmi Mr. Bo-g.

years, with the commercial interests of this ancient town (cheers). In discussing, first the political question. I nave told you In my address what my principles are. I come before you as a moderate Conservative, offering to the present Government a cordial and hearty support (cheers ; a Voic* : " How about the Government and the Cattle Bill," and laughter) upon imperial questions. I reserve to myself the right of independence on local questions. Although I have not been in Honmania, I have been on the confines, and aome years ago I waa very much engaged with that country ; and I therefore know somewhat of the character of tne inhabitants ; and although no sane man could approve of the exoesses of the Turks or their maladmfatration, yet I must aay that I have no great res poet for the Christian virtu oe of the inhabitants of that country. I cannot help feeling proud that I am an Engliahman, and a supporter of ths present Government (bear, hear). It appears to me, however, that whenever we have made a step forward —I won't say our enemy, because at preeent we are not enemiee—Russia has made a step backward. Notwithstanding all the aspersions that nave been cast upon the preeent Government I believe that if they hadn't taken ths bold oouree they did, we should have been at war long ago (" no "V We have been called the war party, but I maintain that we are the peace party (cheers), upor. tkM question I don't hesitate to aay that I give tb* Gove rnment my most hearty and unqualified support. Ulheegh I am not a temperance man, I hope I am a temperate man. It appears to me that if thia Permissive BUI were carried, the liberty of the subject would be very unduly Interfered with (loud cries of " No, it would not be")- Having read the seoond clause in the preamble, Mr. Gilee proceeded. What does that second olauee mean T Does it mean shut up the public-houses altogether (no) T I believe that ia the meaning of that clauss (cries of "No, it is not"). I confess I read it in that way (cries of " Of course you do," and Just so"). If they are to have the power- if the majority—two-thirds of them at least—are to be able to prohibit the selling of beer and spirits, why don't ' * matter still further, and prohibit the
------o also (a voice: " Because the Utter doee
not intoxicate," and general uproar). I am quite of opinion that some better control in regard to the in-crease of publio-houeee is required ; I quite go as far as that ; but I maintain that a large minority should not always bow down to the will of a majority. I hope the time fa far distant when we shall see such a bill as that carried : but still I admit that there is a great necessity for the diminution of drunkenness in this country (hear, b<£). I must tell you that I am a Churchman—neither a fUtualfat nor a Dissenter; and although I approve of religious toleration. I don't admit of religious equality. Church and State has been my motto, and will be my motto (a voice : " Good-bye Church I cannot help feeling that religious equality means disestablishment, and I am not prepared for that Although, " I have previously said, I should support the Government upon their general policy. I cannot support the Contagious Diseases (Animals) Bill in its preeent state. There are certain modifications which should be introduced, be-oauee, as far as I can judge, the effect of that bill would be to lucresos ths price of meat very materially in this country, and to destroy in a great measure the trade that now oomee to our port; and therefore it would interfere with the local interests of the town. I have, %aj of you know, been connected With —_— directly for forty jmn. I have been indirectly oonnectly with it for more, I am sorry to aay. bmsussthat proves I am not so young a man as I should liks to be. I came to Southampton as a resident ja the year 1838 to superintend the construction of the though! was told yesterday when on my
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cause, as hs said, "I was a paid servant of the Dock Company" (groans and hfa '
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Dock Company wwe not identical with thf internets of the town. It fa quite trne that I am a paid servant of the Dock Company, and if I had not been one I should not have besn La the position I occupy this evening fchsers). I *rus& that when I have been paid for my prafeesional servioeo, I have earned my reward honesthr. Ths town
there would have been no fight at alL However, I am been a director of the Union Company for twenty years,
but in Mm Interest of the Union Steamship Company. In conclusion, I trust I have said sufficient to oonvmoe

portant constituency—had sent one more adherent to the good cause which needed assistance in the House of
gfagw*. the Htig^iZSl^tgHLbSB^uZd
tSe ground that such observations were calculated to ^fc"^enUl thcir **"*- Mr. Le Fes re con-eluded by seconding the proposition, amid applause.
J¥r: AV??D8 Dav and Mr. Hamilton l)tef/>r next ■ddreeeed the assembly, speaking in laudatory u mi of
gentleman tried to amuae hia audience with a few
Mr. Jajrs Oswald endorsed the remarks of pre-gou. mpmkms, and prooeedsd at len^h to oritiofae Mr. Bompas address, which he characterised as nothing but • Bompaa" mass of words.
of thank* to the chairman concluded the proceedings.
CRICKET MATCHES OF THE WEEK.
8t. Luck's v. St. Mart's.—a match between these
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lnalnp by ebstmcUagths flold. and Uermaa bowled weU'for 8t. Marys. Appended li tb« •rorn
>; Fowler, b Oermaa. 0 ; BUveaa, j German, b Jordan. I; eevea. touched ball. 40 : Taylor, b German, 1; Larapard. not
St^a-Tuek. run out. I - Rodwell, c and b Reeve,. 15 ; Coward not out, « ; Jordan, b Watts, 1 ; Ccrroan, not out. * ; Terrey. Morant. Paraona. Bowyer. and Watkina to bat ; byes, t. 4 ; total. ST. for three wlck<-U.
Frxexasthe Mutual r. Portaxd C.C.—This match w played on tbe Southampton Common on Saturday, when e former won by flve runa and nine wickets to fall. A pponded

---------— JfufuaJ — Abraham. bOld, 0; Psarce. e Old. b J.
Scrivener, 14 : Mead, b Old. 9. and c Grant, b Old, 10 : Besaett, e Bolton, b Old. 1; R. Gresory. b Scrivener. 7; Lnader, e b Berivensr.:; Hayward. b Wveoer. » : Wsb\^ot «*t Detect. 4; S. Grsgery, stWOklnK b Scrivener. 0;
Popplrstone. o At well b Scrivener, S- Hurt, c Stanley, b Scrivener. 0 ; extras. 1 v; totals, 40 an,I 14.
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pSBteteWifttlS!
Alien, e Gregory, b Pearce, 1, and b Mead. 0 ; Old. b Me*d. 0, and e and b Vearco, 0 : Grant, saadb Pearcc. I «nd b Mead, ft : Bandy, b Mead. 4. aw', st Hayward, b Mead. 8; Bolton, c and b
West Marlaxm v. Bamett.—This match was played on tbe Southampton Common on Saturday, and resulted In « victory for the Wort Mar lands by an inuinjfs and II runs. Tbe following U the score
Batutt — Xorth, b Bancroft, 0. b Marshall. S; Ralnalev. c Croalev, b Marshall. 0, c Handle, b Marshall, 0; Co war", c Banoeft.bMyshan.te Bancroft, b Beavta.*: R. Wes*cm.e
HoUcway. net co*. «. c aad b Banemft. 0; Bwwe. rum oat. _ not out, 0: Baker, b Marshall, 0. b Beavts. 0; byes. &c . 1 and J; totals. 8 and II.
Mariandi.—J. Noiee. st Coward, b IT. Woaton. 0; Fellows, b J. Weston. 16; RnflVll, c Brodle. b H. Weston. S: Banooft, c J. Weston, b H. Western, 4 ; W. Nolce, b Nottb. 9; Marshall, e and b North. 4; Handle, run cut, 0 ; Keavis, not
Warrs Stae r. Albion.—This match was played on the flrst sround in the Park on Saturday last, the reanlt bring a rictoiyfor the White Star bj IT run,. The foUowing Is the
W\xU Star.—Johnson, b Strange »: R. Penny, b Gillespie, 0 ; Lucss, b Strange, 7; H. Gofl. b Strango, 9 ; T. Penny, b Rogers W; T. Oct b Htraass. #: Passm**, o Rcgera. b Stmage. «; Thome, b Rogers. X#; Koysrs. not oat. T; Cam brides, e and b Vt archam. «; Gsmblen, b Rogers, S ; extras, S ; total. 88.
AIbion.- -Carter, c Thome, b Johnson, 10, and c Psssmore. b bneam.1; Warsham. c T.Penny, b Johnson. 11. snd b T. Goff.
5 ; Gillespie, e T. Goff. b Johnson. 4. and e T. Goff. b Loess, 0; Rogers, b Johnson !, snd c Cambridge, b T. Got 10; King, o and b Johnson. 7. snd not out; 5; Strange, b Johnson. 0; Broomfleld, e Loess, b T. Penny, 0, and st Thorne, b Ooff, 8; Paoey, bT. Penny, J, and 1 b w, T. GofT, S ; II. Penny, c T. 'WT. b Johnson. 1. and not out. 8 ; Roberta, not out, 0, and b Lucaa, < ; Stanton, thrown out by Johnson, 1; extras, 1 and 1 ; totals, 41 and 47 (for seven wickets).
Grammar School (Southamptox)'p. White Stab (Brrrsxxs).—A mstch between these clubs was played on Sstnr-dsy. and resulted In favour of the former by four wickets.
Grammar SeW.—Russell, e Powell, b Purkis, S, and b Purkis. 0; Trigle, c Barfoot, b Barf cot I*, and b Purkis. 0 ; 8 sins bury, o Barfoot, b Barfoot, 1. and b Purkis. 2 ; Glsa spool, bBarfoot. *. mad b Purkis. 1J; Valder. b Porkis. 1. and b Purkis, 0 ; Grvenwood. b Purkis. 10. snd not out. 1; Rider, o Purkis, b Purkis. 2. and not out. j- Pats tone, b Purkis. 0; Crosby II, e Cutting, b Purkis, 0 ; Grsydon. 1 b w, Purkis, 0 ; Crosby I not out, t; extras, 5 and S : totala, 47 and 17.
Wkxte Star.- H Purkia, c Craydon. b Trigle. 1, and b Glass-
nU 19 ; Brown, b GlssspooL S, and o Glasspool. b Valder 1; *urkia. c Vslder. b Olasspool. 9. b Valder. 7 ; Hoare, b Glam-pool, t sad not out out, #; C.BaHootcGlas«pool.bTrist«.#. and b Glaaspool. S; Powell, runout. 8, and b Glassperl. J; Rider, b Glasspool. 2. and b Glaaspool. 0; Parsons, not out. 6, and b Glaaspool. • ; W Barfoot, b Triple. (Landrun out, 1; Cutting, c Craydqp. b Glanpool, i, and c Vi. Crosby, b GlssspooL 1; H, BarfoOt run out, 0, and run out. 0; extras, 4 and «; totals, 84 aid »9.
Botal Enoinezrh r. Socthavptox Police.—Thi*
match was played on Weilnesdsy on the Southampton Ground, and owing to the splendid batting of Bagsbaw. rtiult d In favour of the Royal Kngineers on the first Innings, rain preventing the game being plsyed out. Fielder and Young bowled well for the police. In the evening the teams, with a few frienda. sat down to a capital dinner, provided by Host Russell, and a very enjoyable evening was spent The following is the score of
Royal Bnffintrrt.—Bsgshsw, n«t out. CO. b Yourg, J ; Butler, b Hurst, 1, b Young. 0 : Angley, c B. Fielder, b Hunt. 0, o
6 FkkW. b Yearn*. 0; Coward, o Geodacre. b Raiat t o Hurst b Young. It ; Stansfleld, b Good acre. IS, c Gocdacre, b
Young. 0 ; Wright, b Ooodacre. 3, b Fielder

t; Dnls^ I w, b Fielder
Goodaere, b Young, 0 .
; Meld rum, b Bessant, 0. L oung. 9 ; l^es. Sc.. 8 and 8 ; totala. 13 Southampton PUie4.—Ooodacre. thro 11 ; b Stansfield. 9 ; Young, b Htansfleld. % run oui, < ; P. Bee-sant, b Butter. 8. b Stansfleld, 6 ; Sharp^b Butter. 1; Newman, b Stansfleld, 4. not out, 11 ; B. Fielder, h Butter, 1. %ot out, 9 ; Batten, run out. 0 ; O. Fielder, b Batter. 0 ; W. Bessant, b Stansfleld, 8 • Hurst, e and b Stansfleld. 3 ; Cropp. not out. L o Bags haw, b Butter. 0 ; byes, Sc.. j and 8 ; totals, >8 and ML
Scraps anir Jancifs.
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Our Glass before dinner was very soon t r did not get a

Kaopcasemn.- George (who has just engaged himself to the girl of his heart) bresks ths happy news to his friend Jack (who
Aavica Gaara to BarrAaaiA. - (From a disinterested Frsnehmaa).—Show your teeth. Madams, svsu If thsy bs
" Taa Cocasa or Kvasrra."—The racecourse.
Tarn Daasr (ctaaa) 8waar.-Dlsy.
A Brorna Lnwrnu— Minister: " Janet I Janet I Drinking wain I Dou^yoa know where all the drinkers go to T-Janet: Ah oould aa say what then do, but ah aye gas where ah ken
(fi us* -'udy. 1
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Tsa LAnsTboLLmx.—The Whale at the " Royal Aquarium" k quite well and going on
^^TnJ'SraAiesT Ttr. —A " Laaniso Aancta"—The winner of
Mat-ss i—PorS&aa MAi-aaaroos.—The meetings between
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for his dinner before hs oats it.
"Dsaar Caacaa."- Knocking dewo " wskhsvs."
Ul-eCTT-A sua—Bad material for a suit during hot weather—
Bt a Saoxsa oa vaa Roan.—a Cass or " 8rrLLS."—The capsizing of a Derby trap.
_ _ [Prom runny Potts.
Tsa Barnae Ma*iA.-The abundance of female novelists
PATocaAMJ Wtn roa a Racaa.—Ths martin-gale.
Taa " Osaas Svasa. —Treating your friends all round out o
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sad speiklias ; hatf-a-galnea Garten and Oe.'
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