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.I WITAKY h', 1878._
StMTIIA)ll*TOA TOWN COUNCIL.

was hold
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: Uio Audit
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........ hmanuel, J I'., Dawson,
>nt. Asl.itK l. 'inrr. Itirtlutt, Passenser,
I >ii tuall,
Bailiff Harford; Junior ,Ybraham (ex-Mayor), I .angle v. Slillcr. Whitchurch, II. C.
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SOUTHAMPTON TIMES AND HAMPSHIRE EXPRESS—COUNTY PAPER.

. nt the moment. Then, having ex largo ,um of money on the work*, It lotting the land
. ________ Cleveland
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. and It. Newnun. , pared to ....
MK ... *Ei,N.',I,., h be hs.1 ^barged hi, duties a, chief | Mr. WiiirrMtmn 'lid i arsons by «xn, over the
t.KriMr. I .<.miner), .late. J from Win- lart* t» interfere in any much appointment*. A* to not
.1 tlicy «• " <<]-o.it to lose bis services. eulllcicntlv protected
iiik ii. ..i I li.»» iii • received the letter which i M'l^uulmentssboull rest with Mr. l.emon. bccausc if
II, a: i alui thf;U»>k a short time ago, he 1 y" y coiuci.lcd In that idea, the appointment* of the , 1.1 1-efore ttrt> Council. and lie suggested ! •Sa,,,tsrV Authority would l»e limited to their clerk.
,, which should lie placed a suitable >urv®yor, engineer, and officer of health. He warn, how I ' • added to the library of the ev,.'r" "trongly in favour of letting the land, ami if the ,i • , "pinion of toe resident, of I ortswood were a* stated l.y
M ■ » *i«>N"T pioved that this 1k> done, and . r; the U,.Hn •h"u,J c,,mo forward and pro
.. »>.:ten t« Sir Moses Moiitcllore thank- tcct ' "r,#1*ood resident* against themselves, he-f«»aeiflheydidnntplantth„pl"fv=ssnmnasim4mhle. there Wing a quantity of sewage as well a* pure water running through the property, the abominable stenche* talcinK the form of'pestilential vapours, would.
[•senj. and the proposition
from the Cori .oration of Man-jputpainpton T. "
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tun,i Council to | through their being inhaled, be productive of a serious
«upl«wt thewcond k*ality. ami tbi,
stei Water Hill, the question of I -disease would be contagious, and probably extend into ? 1 """ %Zh#S m,ro»,.„l.l II, on which .ho
• • I I hey might lw neglectful i. ...
; pass without ita being planted
• i:k iiKKM't and'Tilt im tNT lire fx bast- . . Abraham was not aware that thev
sturBT , 1"17 of ,MC" a pretilontial crisis am had Wen mpoken of
■i in•-U n r policemen knew the position of the lire- ^«t"«;^ i -* .?u.^Ci "-_0CC>a'l0n, .l,l° , and was tlierk to give attentiom to It, while *ZL vlraut was h\c.l before the engine needed - further asserted tl*t the tiremen hid forgot tvfi , ' ' '
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was raised whether, having bought tho land for , they had a right to let it for another.
'F could hinlly reconcile Mr. Lc Fenvre'a e lie recollected that when that gentleman, o protect the I'ortawood people from them-V-d in bringing the drainagn to that locality, >M that it was becoming a hotbed of pesti-m. and now", after taking steps to remedy
s to the condition of the
• which might i
it&e,t,da*img •i that it was subducl, i scattered all
in, and the committee should perm arete in the matter of getting the required mum. The matter of the Porta wood road a meemed to have been ahelved.
Junior-Bailiff Wariuu* maid a portion of the ro*da at Portawood receired attention some months ago, and he urged that if they could not at once carry oat all the neceamary worka, they might at any rate do muffidsnt to make the roadm aafe and pasmable. He could not help thinking with Mr. Whitchurch that the quemllon of the PorUwood roada had been mhelved.
Mr. Baycm pointed out that the aerving of notices tho initial steps for taking the legal liability upon tbemselveaof repairing the roadm, though if the ownerm chome to put the roadm into proper order themselves, the Council would have no liability In the Applying tlie Act of Parliament empower-ing the Council to do the work themselves, they could not cmrry it out untd they bad obtained the conaent of the Local Government Board to borrow the money, im-Muse having done aomethlng of the kind before, they ha.l been cautioned that if they did it again they would not get the money at all.
The 3HER!rr m'aid there could be no possible mimcon-ception about the state of the roails, which .waa something disgraceful, while they were almost impaanable. lie had not seen such roada throughout the length and breadth of the country. Twelve months ago last September theme roads, turned up for drainage pur-jKise*, were left in a disgraceful manner, and from that tune to this not a simile thing had I ten done to put them in repair. The roada in the low-lying diatrict of St. Denym, through the drainage works, had been made a perfect mlough. They were told that the Local Government Board would not aanction any new worka prior to their conaent being obtained for tne borrowing of the money ; but at the present moment they did not want any new works carried out, but that the Surveyor should take atepa for the carting-of a number of loadm of gravel to fill up the defects in the roadm. and mo make them passable. This ahould bp done without delay, and ho waa murprimed that there ahould be a law in existence to allow of the taxation of a dimtrict while the highwaya were left impaamable. Aa a matter of aimple justice something shonld be done to make the roada passable, though they were told that they could not do anything, becauso what waa necemmary must be regarded '"the lyht of new worka
The Tow* Clerk said he stated hia opinion at a previous meeting that if any damage had been done to the roaHa by any act of the Corporation through the \ to that extent they could make " for making and kerbing the

illpro,"«v IhatthfmmUerho rccnmmemd tho acceptance of Mr.
making of the ____, ..
the damage good ; but__________
roads, that could not be done until tney got the
The Sheriff said he would propoae as an amend-ment that tho Corporation Instruct the Surveyor to immediately replace the roads of Portmwood in mm good a condition am they wore before tho mewer* were laid
Tne Tow* Clerk : Yon can hardly do that. Alderman Lomkr maid he would second the amendment. rrotn the rcmarkm of the Sheriff it would ap-pear that it warn from the putting down of the sewerm that all the inconvenience had arisen, and he should ! ,, ? whether the contractor rendewd
haWo for nwklng good any .lamage canmed by th* cmrry.
TTw Tow* Cumg beUerod It wa, prov&kd that tho contractor should make good any damage over the line of pipe a.
Alilerman Isomer maid he had had mome experience In anch mattora. and It waa uaual to gat IndMnmified against any damage to tho roadm, even by the traffic iiimcqucuce of the carrying out "'.D 11 wero had been an omismion of much a
^^™«"trMt@rtom*k«KOodtha damagm domo to
Mr. Lm FKCTH wid they did not want to take charge of the mad, #n behalf of the ratepayer, unneeca. manly, but if they were to do the work by mcana of a private improvement rate, and not am a general body of
'•* the company who rented the to1'*- _If they Uttom market paaa into the hand* of an In rwuKdlaSto it ' "oald have groat difficulty
Mr. Lb Fkittrb did not think thev were boandtorefnme other offera, if proved to be bona Ad*, becanme the Cattle Market Company h*d oondnoted the market for meven or eight year*, and ho urged that notice should have been given byway of advertiaement of the expiring of the leame. lie hoped that would be done on another occaaien, and with thim in view he would prypoee that the market be let to the Cattle Market Company for a twelvemonth only.
Mr. BAM cm din not think the company would take the market merely for another twelvemonth. The arrangement warn an honourable one, and now the lease was renewable he thought it right that it ahould be upon reasonable termm, and alao that the market mhoold. he made aa free aa poamible, mo thmt it might be to the interest of all butchera and farmer, to take their cattle
Jnnior-Bailiff Bar ford remarked upon the fact thst the Cattle Market Company were inmtrumental in the making of the market.
Mr. H. DoMLor held the opinion that the fairest thing to do would be to let the market by advertiming for tenders, and proposed mm an amendment that the report be received, and that taking into conmideration the higher offer made, the market be let to the company for one year, and then that tendorm be advertised
Alderman Dawkos mecoaded the amendment Aldwman Nxwww thonght if th^r only let the town 0D* *tkT woa'"t be a great injury to the Alderman I^mkr maid much a mtop would be virtually declining the Offer of the eompany. and he thought it would br UHCTatefnl to prefer mtrangers to thoee who hw brought the myket to much a successful state.
liLiL^ ..^K thought gratitude had nothing to do with the quemtion.
Mr. Abraham maid if they let the market to other a7ailure>an ^*ttle Market Company it might prove
Mr. (). P. Perkins and Mr. Fcrber having severally said a few worda,
Mr. Lckolbt mentioned that the Cattle Market Company had been paying £70 a year for the tolls, and the Corporation themmelve. kept the place in repair, and
for, the Cattle Market Company, who paid no rates, might Mvm aa much am anybody elae.
i ».ri. . 'J1* thought thev ought to entertain an offer of £105 before accepting a lower one.
Alderman Paimbsobr. in reply, explained that the arrangement proposed to the company was arrived at before the offer of £105 warn received, and the com P»"T. had apent a large mum of money and a great deal
with*the following remult for—A Merman Dawson,
Dunlop—t
The amendment was accordingly declared loat, whereunon the original proposition wss put carried by a reversal of th (/votes, and the Council rate* Utor a aittmg laaUng pfcr thrw honr% dnpng which they managed to get through only a compara-paper ' portion of the buminema upon the agenda
lit oot work., h. hopW c.r. would b. Uk.n to ... th.t
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Th. Oiaibmak uid tb.y h.d boon l.ying out * l.rgo
great reanonaibility cast upon them in this matter,
be laid out there. The committee were doing what they considered most needful for the strengthening of the n?.*y- A very practical man who had aeen the way the pile, had been driven in, mpoke in termm of praime of the
and maid laat year the expenditure on that material
WM ri?i £'?.* ,lk^ £l70, *,nd when il w** »,ut down it
wa, little better than mud.—The Chairman said the present supply of gravel ws, only a matter of mome 420 or £30 —Mr. Drives expressed the hope that the greatest care would be exercised in fixing the mooring, referre.1 to in the report -Mr. Dbal, in reply, said when the Tyne arrived on her laat homeward voyage mhe paid tonnage dues. \ esaela after paying dues on arrival could go back Into the river, and lie there without paying further duea. If the mooring, were wanted *A*"yt"»^&b«Tynoconld be moved.—Th, propo-sition for the adoption of the report was then moumly agreed to.
FINANCE. —THE T'INNAOB DUES QUESTION.
The Finance Committee, in their report, muhmitted, among other matterm. the quarterly accounta, mhowing the "M%^tafortoanage, boomage, and foreign wharfage to h# £1,%3 19s. C.L ; for coastwise wharfage, cranage, mtorace, and rents, £463 3s 3d.; and for pier rente, i.7 17". W. . ®. . 11.00! . uP°n the pier amounted to £281 Is. Id. The letter from the Union Steamship Company wam submitted to the committee, in which letter the director, expressed their surprise that they should have been paying 2d. per ton for duea whilat other companies had been charged Id. only, and reqneated an explanation, and the clerk wss instructed to reply to the effect that the company'a vessels did not come under the operation of the reduction sanctioned by the bondholders in the year 1868.—Mr. Deal proposed, and Mr. Scovell seconded, the adoption of the report, and this having been agreed to, the Chairman stated that re-apectingtbe special committee appointed to consider the question of the tonnage dues, he had thought it advi aabls that whsn cnllod *mg*bcr thsy ahonld have before them the beat of data inspecting the financial position of the Board. The account* for the past year they might expect towards the close of this week, and "°.S" * meeting of the committee
on Friday.—Mr. II. Dunlop thought the Union Company should have been Informed in the letter addressed to them that the subject ol the reduction of the tonnage 7V D0.,r consideration.—Tho Chairman
replied that the committee thought that the least said in the matter the letter jnmt now, and that only ai official anmwer wam then required to the termm of th.
THE PROPOSED TIER AT IHTIIE.
The Parliamentary Committee reported that Mr. W Hickman, the Board's solicitor, had submitted a print of the Hytbe Pier Company'a Provisional Order. 1S78, and it was resolved that the committee approve of tho The plan differed but little from that deposited in 1875/the chief alteration being that tho first 500 feet of the proposed pier was now proposed to be of a molid construction ; the remainder to be in 45 spans of
length each, making a total length of about -,000 feet.--Mr. Furbkr proposed the adoption of the report remarking that there waa nothing in the bill which had been revived of which the Board could plain.—Mr. Deal seconded the motion, which carried nrra. dit., and the meeting terminated.
L* Peurre, sod Mr. II.
i.i > thought that in justice to »ra&on the matter should be in-iiifi'Miu-l by an eye witness' that niwelapscd before any water waa he lire, and that when the men, v d|l.>\, did l>egin work, onlv *->ine .••n they a.-kt«l for beer. If that ag disgraceful, and was a subject
d {hat he was the first on the
at he could not allow a discussion
M|>. Miller had advanced state I correct. Tho letter referred n w hat wa* witnessed in Kiat
r. yid Mr. Cleveland was out of hi|, d« dined to allow him to prone, of " Order." that gentleman
the reference of the matter to
aa'- to seal the mortgage to the npany for (Marsh and
lievrowv Clerk c,plained that ed for thirty years ht 4} per cenL. nents of principal and interest I J. The necessary resolutions
The Town Clerk, in reply to a question, said legally he saw no objection to the land bring let. Of course the rights of tho Corporation would lie preserved.
Mr. KCRRER said he should like to ask Mr. Lemon's opinion s, to whether he would let the land at once, or retain it unlet for sorno time.
Mr. Driver said he understood that there waa only applicant for the situation referred to.
ovemment Board in onlor to impose the charge____
nsmors of property shutting on the msdm. Then there was the question whether the contractor was not liable for the wpair of the roads, on the ground that he bed to a great extent placcd them in the deplorable condition in which they were now found. He believed they held in their hands a balance of £000 upon the contract, and if he had not carried out his work properly, they might require this to be done before handing the balance over, lie thought it wss a fortunate thing that the proposition made in committee the other day to pay the £800 over to the contractor six months before It was really duo was not carried, and he believed It was owing to
Tbs Pumrgvom: The amount __
£1,200, and the proposition of the Special Works Com
The Surveyor said there .
of opinion that it would be better wholly in their hands another year, and that opinion was shared by Mr. Morgan, the (lovernment inspector, who stated Uiat :f thsy did so they would be better able to see how the works operated, and get a much better rental for the land than they would now.
Mr. (». P. Perkins: If Mr Lemon had *aid that before the yommittef, wo should not have brought up such a report.
The Surveyor : I did say so.
1 hei votes were then taken upon tho motion for the doption of the report with the following result
Nsswm. 1'earce, Johns. Cleveland.
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Sheriff; the Senior anil Jnnior-Dartnall, Abraham, and
not £600. but
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was only to pay half of it.
I Mr. Abraham said Mr. Lemon would mmy that the keo,, ,ho work, jftf, ^
mUte of repair. Though the final certificate had not been given, it was not likely that Mr. Larnon would change his opinion on that account
Mr. Lv.vni.ET said the mad, might have been left in an apparent y good condition, and then afterward, have munk. -They must so, that the contract was properly carried put. But for Mr. Parmenter half of the money would have been paid before it was due.
Mr. Miller a aid the Surveyor having tenorted to the committee that Mr. Nichols had fulfilled him contract, and Mr. Lemon having done what waa absolutely necemmary to the reads where they wsre positively
: Aldermen l«nmer. Aslatt. I
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lhe report of the committee was therefore not adopted.
. Mr. Lk FrrvRE raised tho ni_______
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IVAVcr _ _ , . I'lWINACE AT roRTSWOOIl.
rrss*#. t»-1 MWrsa SK? SS5
t.. 1.4ve their h..ti.e» drained loto the 1*1 bile scsr»r in Park road. • Mr. (..I. I Ell KINS moved, and Mr. S. S. I'eaiice seconded, the ailoption of the report Mr, Furber did not. think jt waa any use to pick out
./ ...''he thought they had taken the matter out Mr. Nichols's hands.
Mr. Cleveland thought that a very unjust construc-......("Id be put upon the action of the Special Works
i whether by i
i replied that it would not affect the
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r ending 3I«t
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---nf I nwly every owner hsd connected his properties
recommended , with tho sewer except the owners referred to in the
^lr. (J. P. Perkins's proposition waa then agreed to.
rr" works' ' . The Special and General )Vorkm Committee reported that no
, vf u.fn,
, Winchester-road.
- alerted »iti ill^,'*>'ns attended, f n- r,"^r * rej.,rt »hu«ill(t
I ^ ^ 'ke saew.
the adn,4icn of the
- .. .1 was authorised to b.j Uirrowed by , ' ; " "Ml Social |,ur|w.^s.
. mwtakes th«- amounts had Iw-en
' a.founts in their bmmka. The
' ' ^ *"t to the PnWic \V,*ka
' foni-rs tIjo other day, they made u W l#rrow :mwys eshich they ba-l
i. nw Isncholy semes nf errors occur in the r .d-.g rbey were e.ked to aiivove an
i n to the I ul.hc \Wirk» 1/ian Cominissioners ' thirty year*, at 31 per cent— a very low iHi. n:»t-which nvould reduce their present *i, linking accqnnt. and would notarially
r annual chargq upon that particular acconnl
"'••I the sanction «.f the Local (Government Board
'Ul. have j.mg been cloeed. and they had
•i' rate, without any intervention.to summon the magiatratem. or to come to the "• ami get th. in legally excused.
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" '"■aatflsld-roail, Iry rowl. St. Uenya-road.
Prlory-road. South-road. *nd Wcitridgo-road, be'scrrad »
Mr.O. P. Perkins nropoaed the adoption of there-emarking that tlie committee bad done everything r power j.rior to the consent of the Local Govern-doard being obtained for borrowing the required money. All the notices would be served upon the owners or tenant., and as soon as they got the money the work would becuried out.
Mr. Cleveland seconded the motion.
Mr. l-i-HBEii wanted to know when they wore likely to obtain tho money.
Mr- Abraham : Wo are in daily expectation.
Mr. 1- r it itkn said he should like to know the reason why they could not get money for these works when they could get money for their water main and accept a contract, tor other works thoy could find funds and even apidy money bnrnwredfor other purposes. Tbey had had their banker a account before them showing that they were overdrawn to the extent of £25,000, and what works were waiting for money then! They ought not to allow month after month to pass by in the matter of tho repair of the Ports wood roada when they could go on with any other work before they obtained Uie money from the source from which they Intended to borrow ,L It was a great shsme that the Ports wood roads should bo so long neglected, and he should move as an amendment that the report be referred back to committco, with instructions to immediately serve the necessary notices upon ths owners of property In the district of St Dcnys and Ports wood, and to at once
wanted it, and they could got good credit at their banker,.
M'/i' seconded tho proposition, remarking be qne#('on money borrowed, when it wa,
• vv . l Mr. Burnett to go into all tho loans nan*era.
force. The occurrence referred Mr. Whitchurch waa about to second the amend-
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Mr. Lb Ff.dvrb raised a point of order, as Mr. hurbcr, amendment, which was aimilar to one presented by him on a former occasion and deemed inadmissible, would he rescinding a previous resolution of the Board, passed In Q.-.usequenco of practically receiving a warning from the Local Government Board not to continue a practice which bad been adopted of carrying out works before formal sanction for the borrowing of tho money had been obtained. •
The Tow* Clerk', in reply to the Sheriff, referred to a resolution paaaed about a twelvemonth ago to the effect that no now works should be carried out until tho consent of the I^Kal Government Board had been obtained for borrowing the money for the purpose, and said under those circumstance, Mr. Father's amend-ment was out of order.
Mr. Furbbr aaid if certain roads conld receive attention, so could the other road, ..II over the district
Mr, Whitchubch said twelve months' ago they were told that as soon as the laying down of the drainage M** .w" completed, the road, at Portawood would be brought into proper condition, while six month, ago or
progress had been made. lie believed they would be able to get the money at onoe If the Local Government Board were only aware of the condition the rc*d# wore
and he ho|*d it would not if ta #3.;wi would be in addition
•"tion for tho adoption of tho rc|*irt i
U i|"'^ '"r Ur,n
'd clerk of ihe work a In the place of Mr.'John
1 '• Perkins impro;^sing the adoption of the •" ■ It would slkw the absurdity of sending . -bre,.*t4 th, crxnmittee. The only altera-I, committee recommended
Committee in this matter if Mr. Le Feuvre's statement waa not refuted. A letter came from the contractor asking that tho balance of hia account might be paid, seeing that the whole work bad been earned out, and the committee having taken the matter into consideration, thought they might meet him half way in rwanl to the £L300 owing, retaining in hand DOQOL which they considered wonld be snUasnt to cover any default should any be found to occur within , the aix months that had to ensue. They were desirous o! helping Mr. Nichols, who had sustained, it appeared, a considerable loss on tho contract, but at the same time took tho precaution to protect the ratepayers in case of any default occurring in connection with the worka.
Alderman Aslait had frequently noticed that in other places when sewerage works had been carried out the I roada were left in a similair state to those at Ports wood. It was a question of contract aa well as one affecting the ratepayers. They need not now entertain the question of kerbing but that of carrying out such repair, a, were absolutely necessary.
Mr. II. G. DtJXLor suggested the addition of a rider to the original proposition to the effect that the committee should be Instructed to inquire as to the liability of the contractor to repair any part of the roads, and unless satisfied that no such liability existed, to with-hold payment of any further instalment
The amendment of the Shed* was submltWd In th, following form-"Thst the Surveyor be instructed to re-
Eventually it was agreed to withdraw both the original proposition and the amendment in favour of a
—•— ade a brief reply, in which he pointed out that the committee recommenced the serving of notices upon all the owner, of property in Ports-wood. and aaid that a certain contract waa not signed until they obtained the money from the Local Government Board, while aa to the condition of some of the road,, a conaiderable fall of rain would cause them to «nk, though a few loads of gravel would aet this right
SOUTHAMPTON HARBOUR BOARD.
A meeting of this Board was held at the Audit House m, Tuwday. whw the ex-Mayor (Mr. Councillor Abraham, who is chairman of the Board) presided, and there were also present Aldermen Dawson. Aslatt. and
Commissioners).
M?Pe%%%^sL"g.^ hi%%3
they required moorings for their steamer*. Their wharf was situated between Mr. Bowmsn's and that of the ("V Wwyaaked f* ba*e to lay down s
cylindrical buoy.—Mr. Deal proposed tbst the application be referred to the Special and General Worka Com-mittee. with power to deal with it. and this was seconded by Mr. Miller, and agreed to. the narbour-master, the ot.tter beim. —croxshocse
General Worka Committee reported that Mr. Driver bad attended their meeting in support ol hi. .Utoment th.t in c.rl.io «... th, print«l ml..
was only bound to deliver a print of the regulations upon the application of masters of vessels, and that mince the paasing of the resolution in September last, directing him to see that masters of vessels carried out those rules, he had visited every vessel and delivered notices. Misstatement was corroborated by II. Bull, a waterman. The com mittee considered the evidence in the
They had left it to Mr. Lemon to put down gravel where he considered it was needed.
INCREASE OF WAGES.
^e report waa,adopted, upon the proposition of Mr. G. I. Perkins, seconded by Mr. Luxolxt.
HORftEJS FOR THB FIRE XNOINE3.
supply horses and drivers for Immediate nas when required for.
TIIB CATTLB 'MARXXT.
!"J""'"'
' Iks cattle trade of I he
Mr Lone sab-
thst If the company nsads an offor _
pared to recommend the renewal of ths I,___
MqoentJy accepted the terms, whereupon the------
doned their former reflation, and reoommemled tbs lease to be
Alderman Parabnobr moved the adoption of the report, remarking that the Cattle Market Company consisted of gentlemen interested in the trade, and the money sod labour they bad expended had brought the market to it, present state of success, beside* which the
doubt the committee would agree to ths suggsstion made now for any auctioneer to sell there. Probably at the end of three years they might get another small in-crease of rent from ths company.
S-SsS&FSa—
ing season, guaranteeing that she should be either broken up or removed. The committee intimsted that they would require the vessel to be removed six months
J.1 resolved to recommend that the beda be
mm
former were recommended for acceptance. Tender, mooring buoy, at Marehwood, the alteration, having
srfsuiijK 'is. m-
year, to com*. The alterations at the baggage warehouse would be an Improvement, inaamnch aa it would
Messrs. Jsffery and Lewis were to go to the expense of cutting the floors and making a lift through.—Mr. Hixx having seconded the propoeition. Alderman Lomer
whatever.—Alderman Lombr said if the Commissioners pis cod mooring, for the conveinence of hulk,, or vernal,
alUred the better. He rappoeed the matter coming before them wa, due to complaint, having been made of the vessel being allowed to rema' i in the fair way of the atream for so many month,. A, she was attached to the Board a moonngs, and paid no dues, he should like to know why abonad been allowed to remain In her present position so long.-The Hardoux-Maxter : Thev are stem moonngs —Alderman Lomer : That does not make any difference to the vessel having been lying in the fair way of the river for aeveral months. At all events, if she is not sold, she is to be broken up, and I would ask whether the owners of every condemned ship are to be allowed to attach their ahipe to the Commissioner, moonog, and pay no duea for them.—Mr. Driver said hsdMnot suppose that the Tyne caused any Interference with the navigation of the Itchen, and the only course he would recommend would be that the veasel should be removed from time t* time to prevent any accumulation of mud around her. They had no power to chargsi for the moorint—Alderman Lomxr i
verted into a wiling ship.-AIdsrman Lomer : The
11*1 rials were stowed away In esse of the ebi.....
lienaes of seven altneases—were allowed.
Bknjamin
SOUTHAMPTON COUNTY COURT.
possessing any features of public interest
Charles Yeoman. — Plaintiff n cf £2. the alleged value of a ' the defendant, a furrier, of the High-street Southampton, to clean.—Mrs. Fuxsard i her husband gave a guinea for the feather at Cape To and she had sent it to the defendant to be cleaned .... two occasions. Laat time a little girl took it during her absence from home, and on sending for it on her return she was unable to get it—The defence was that a little girl brought the feather to clean, left no name, and said she would call for It on the following day. It was called for and delivered up to somebody.—The little girl who Wok the feather, however, asserted that «be gave the name of Fuzzard, and his Honour gave judgment for 15s , with
Daniel Moore r. Stainer. — Plaintiff, a butcher rrving on business at Shirley, sued the defend en t, a hnleaale botcher, .if Southampton, for £30, the value of a horse alleged to have been lost while in defendant's charge. -Mr.Newman, Jon., appeared for the former, and Mr. \\ hite (\\ inchester) for the latter.- The case for the plaintiff. who succceded to defendant's business at Shirley, was that in the month of September last he met defendant at
the Southampton Cattle Market, and inquired of him If he could put his horse and cattle into the Shirley Park as he had done In previous years. Defendant replied that
Shirley meadow would be nrefei Into an agreement by which he 3a. Gd. per head for his cattle.
3s. fid. per head for his cattle. In the month of October the bone waa sent Into the meadow. On Saturday, the 20th of that month, the anlnfal was seen there all right but next day It was missing, and could not be found anywhere. It was then concluded that the
municated with, but a search on the Monday proved as fruitless as one on Sunday. On Tuesday morning, how-«ver. as plaintiff was going to his breakfast, George Good all, of CWord, met him. and Informed him that he had found theatres Iving suffocated In a boc.^. Plaintiff accordingly went to the meadow, and there he found the animal lying dead as described to him. The meadow was about twelve acres in extent and a oouple of brooks ran through It—Plaintiff, in the course of his examination,
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employ, George Gritt a costermonger. (who said the horse was given him for getting It out A featwtrtchlt required eleven men to aid In acojinplishina), Inspector Mintrim, of Basingstoke, late sergeant of police at Shirley, George Goodall, of Coxford. William Freeborn, dairyman, of Shirley, and George Martin (who broke In the home, and valued It at fi/ty guineas) were called as witnesses for the plaintiff, and subjected to a searchingcross examination by Mr. White, who, in addressing his Honour for the defendant #ald they denied entirely that there was any special agreement as to the horse in question. The only agree-ment was one to the effect thst the plaintiff should be at liberty to make use of the defendants meadow by placing his cattle there, he paying 8s. Gd. per head per week for the privilege. Sometimes a number of foreign cattle had been placed in the meadow—as many as fifty head at a time—and at the risk of thoee who put them there, the meadow always having been In the same condition that It was In now. If Mr. htainer had received the cattle from plaintiff by himself or by his agents and put them In the meadow he granted that the case would have been different but here the plaintiff put in the horse of his own accord, and most mure been aware of, what might be termed the dangerous state of the meadow—though hitherto It had not been the scene of any similar accident. The ditch was an ordinary one, running the whole length of the meadow to carry off a little stream of water, and a horse of full strength he believed could have extricated Itself. It was a matter of some Importance to the public at large, and in bringing the action be thought there waa an attempt to carry the law to an unreasonable extent.—Defendant rave evidence as to the terms upon which be allowed plaintiff to turn cattle Into the meadow. He was to pay 3s. 6d. a head for horses and bullocks, or Gd. a night as animals put in there often did not remain a whole week. Plaintiff at one time wished to rent the meadow, but would not give the sum aaked, and then he requested that he might be allowed to turn his cattle in there as usual. Plaintiff put In wh*t cattle he liked, and paid when he liked. After receiving a notice of action he (defendant) repudiated bis liability, and went three times to see Mr. Moore, but could not see him on either occasion.—A niece of the "bog" was handed up to hi. Honour for his Inspection.—Mr. O. J. Gould, veterinary surgeon, said the ditch all round the field was eighteen Inches wide and eighteen inches deej The soil was of clay, but there was no bog there. 11 should think It a most unwise thing to turn a well bred horse out in a water meadow in October, as he would be likely to starve hlmaelf.' He would require as much as two good feeds of corn a day. Then a thorough bred horse would be likely to be *'schramroed " to deatK.— Defendant recalled by hla Honour, said the agreement was that each party should look after his own cattle.— Mr. Gould said if the horse had been in good health and possessed of the usual strength, it could have got out of the ditch. He had never hoard of such a claim aa this in the course of his experience till now.—Cross dned i He did not regard the meadow Insecure for ™ pasturage of cattls.—Mr. G. Valder, com merchant of Southampton, aaid he had turned cattls info the meadow, and they were looked after by men employed by ths owner. Mr. Stainer had nothing to do with putting cattle into the meadow, beyond delivering or causing to be delivered up the key of the gate.—Mr. J. B. Gregory said h, put forty seven hones into the meadow laat August, and at his own risk!—Mr. W. Hammond, butcher, had put cattle In the meadow for the laat twenty years, and oonmidered It quite secure as a water meadow for pasturage. If any of hia cattle fell Into a ditch he should not hold Mr Stainer responsible.—Mr. Walter Perkins, auctioneer, Ac., knew the meadow, the
Jamer Mitchell r. Mark Pa.... .....
and the defendant Smith is an agent In Xorthbrook road Southampton.—Application was made by Mr. Kill by for certain monies paid into this Court ss a district registry of the High Court of Jnstire in regard to an action ,>, nd-lag b a hkher court between Payne and Bmllh (In which the last-named is i laiiitiff) t» |* attach',I. to ea'lsfy a Judgment obtained hv Mitchell against Smith in the County Court Smith, in the higher action, admits
Mitchell had a right to call ii;«n the partes to show canse why the money should n„t I* aa a'lacbed.-llla Honour intimated that It had almck him thit Uw effect nf granting ths a,,plkaUnu might r* th t Payne ml*h* second £10; and adjourned hia
HAXKRUPTCY COURT.
Re .Tames Look. —In the matter of this .Witor, who
High street. Southampton, for op order for the removal of Uw tnu»e* of ths shove ctats. Mr. Walter Keym-Ma. of Charterhouse Street, London, wholesale urocer, from
hieMBce. under the 4th eub-eectloonftbe SI,t section nf th. Bankruptcy Art. which said that the Court might, ........... HU applies
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supi' v*sd by the affidavit Mr. Knlghi.__
tow, a copyof which hid been served upon the solictor. Tliis affidavit set forth I hat he had
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notice he considered it neerewarv that the trustee should he dkmwsed. his reason being that there had Keen un-nwweary delay in eWng the estste. ami lhat the receiver under thm Unnlda'km having mads a claim against the estate for a large amount for costs, In respect of sernce, rendered, the truon hi, appointment as trustee he took possession of the cetate and Instructed Mr. Izard, of the firm of Izard :: We same without delay, but Mr.
HnwIetturgMltbst having accepted thn ofBcs hs muht no. In have delegated the dutvtu another pereon - Mr. Knight said there was a honk which his Honour considered of some importance to the estate, but be believed it had never been taken ,session of.-His Honour re-
mwked lhat Mr. Knight did no* kn«w that It hid not been taken possesion nf.amlsageil If lhlfwasnmtan attem|4tu
rake U|. matters which bad already been Wore the Court? — Mr. May (May, Sykes, and Batten), who appeared for the trustee, said that owing to Mr. Knight s related emdicatl'mto Inve'tlgate this, that, ami the nther In reference to this case, an application was made to that court to examine the bankrupt. Mr. Wise, Mr. Chalk, and Mr. Knight himself, and that having been done, the trustee, at tho request if Mr. Kslght mbmlttedLthe shorthand notes of the examination to counsel, for >n opinion as to whether it would l-e any advantage tA the estate to; receed against Mr. Wise on account of in alleged partnership The case was first submitted to Mr. Knight for suggestions, and having submitted it to counsel and iibUmed the opinion that no case of partnership cwild lie sustained, they also s.-nt that opinion to Mr. Knight- At some length Mr. May referred to various steps taken in regard to the estate, and he contended that dthough Mr. Reynolds, knowing nothing of bankruptcy, ■ad lint the duty of realising the estate in *ho hands of mother, ho was stil' entitled to something by way of remuneration. Mr. Reynolds, when appointed, left the guidance of matters to Messrs..Izard and Metis to a great extent, and they took possession of the estate in the name of the trustee, valued it to the best advantage they could, and did everything that it wss almdutely necessary to do.
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entitle.! to something, and the amount of remuneration woul.l have to lie decided by the Court—Mr. Knight said
---not merely a matter nf Aw there waa £IM In
in, so that they really had to deal with £-R—His Honour remarked that if an application bad been made to him for an order to prosecute the banknipt for obtaining gnoda by false pretences, he should at once have grante.1 it. They all knew that Mr. Knight had taken great rains In regard to this matter, but he could see ;no ground why an order should l>e made for.the removal of the trustee. He should, however, order that Mr. Reynold* pay all money in his bands belonging to the estate into the bank within a week ; ho thought It should be with Mr. May said they were not liable for interest tier £.*>0.—Him Honour reserved the quern-1 declined to make any order whatever
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tion of Interest, i Re.John ColbornS.— In tho r
• of John Col-
rert/ser Company, who, be remarked, had taken possession of the estate under an execution for a debt of £49 Is. It seemed that at the time the petition waa filed, tho Sheriff was already in possession, but when receiving instructions from Mr. C«dborne, he (Mr. Jack-man) asked if any one was in i»os*ession. and received an in the negative. He understood the officer had iwn, and told the Registrar so when filing.—Tho iveguirar observed the/, fa. went out eight days before the tiling of the petition.-His Honour remarked that he did not see what would be the good of restraining.—Mr. Swayne, for the judgment creditor, in reply to the Judge, said ho looked to the Sheriff, who levied on the'21th Dscrmlier. The_/f. fa. was issued on the 21st. and sent the same night : the petition being filed on the 29th.— His Honour said a receiver liad been appointed, and he must leave Mr. Jackman to fight it out with the Sheriff. —Mr. Jackman pointed out the inconveniences which would arise from such a course, but his Honour said be could make no order In the matter.
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ditch In which where the bores Belonging to the plait. tiff wae found was 2ft. Gin. deep, 1ft Gin. wide at the top, and 1ft wide at ths bottom. Hs could not understand a bores falling In and being enable to get out The soil was of olay, but not boggy. Hs should havs no objsctlon to turn cattls Into the meadow.—William Down, In defendant's employ, maid hs had seen plaintiff In ths meadow on sevsnU occasions.—Mr. R. ^gUrews, ooachbuilder, of Southampton, said hs had seen Mr. Moore about ths meadow on various occasions.—His Honour said hs would taks time to consider his verdict, which h« would glv, later la th* day. This h* did about
EXPERIMENTS WITn^ THE TELEPHONE ^ BEFORE THE QUEEN AT 03B0RNK.
On Monday evening, as had been announced in the Court Circular, Professor Bell, of Boston University, and Colonel Reynolds were presented to bcr Msjeaty the Queen, and exhibited the telephone, being aasimted by Mr. C. Wollemton. In a lecture of fifteen minutes' duration. Professor Bell explained the mechanism of his invention, and then held telephonic communication with Osborne Cottage, the residence of Sir Thomas Biddulph. Tho apparatus there was under the management of Mr. P C. Ormimton, who wa, the ^?^to *dilress the Royal party. Her Majesty conversed with Sir Thomas and Lady Blddnlpb. and later Miss Kate Field, who was at Osborne Cottage, sang " Kathleen Mavourneen." for which her Majesty returned gracious thanks teleiihonically through the Duke of Connaught Miss Field afterwards sang Shakmpcare's " Cuckoo Song," and " Comin' Thro' the Rye." and de- , livered the epilogue to " ,\s you like it" all of which were heard distinctly. The applause which followed came through the telephone. The Princess Beatrice, the Hon. Mrs. I'onsonby, and other, conversed with Ombomo Cottage, sometimes through a circuit of one, three, and five persons. As tho evening wore on telephonic connection was established between Osborne Hons, and Cowem, Southampton, and London. At Cowes, where Major Webber, of the Royal Engineer,, superintends*! the line, a quartet of tonic-sol fa singers, consisting of Miss Webber, Mimm Stroh-menger, Mr. Hamilton, and Mr. Curwen, mang "God mave the Queen." " Stare of aummer night," " Sweet and low, and ' Sir Knight, O whither away," which ' produced an admirable effect and the Duke of Con-naught talked for several minutes with Major Webber. Attention was^hen turned to Southampton, where Mr. W H. Preece. of the Pomt Office Telegraphs, talked as fluently with Professor Bell and Colonel Reynolds as though ho were in the next room. A bugle in Southampton mounded the retreat with startling distinctness ; and, lastly, came the tones of an organ from'London. in charge of Mr. Wilmot Uninterrupted conversation for two boors took place between Mr. Wilmot and Mr. Preece. Cheering »rd laughing in London were heard eighty miles away. Ibe experiments laated from half-past nine until nearly midnight. Her Majesty, the Princess Beatrice, the Duko of Connaught and tho entire Royal household evinced the greatest interest.
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