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KKnnlTARY 2, 1878.
rXTMAOHDIXAKY DEATH OP A WOMAN AT NOUTIIAMITOX.
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i lucilM' inoruing. lieforo the Borough Coroner i\tr K- CoxwSawn Harriet Crabtree, living with her husband at s I'adwell-road. stated that alio knew the deceased, -ho h.vl never been married, and she hail lived with witness *»* Wgcr about n twdvemcnth. She hmd until three or four yearn since been a nurse in * gentle-mm 4 family all her life. bntil she came to live with witness "Hi-, bad always enjoyed good health. No medical geimeman; however, attended her, a* she had m-reat object i«i t..,calling in a doctor, and witness nursed her and gave her every nourishment that she rouM. bitterly deceased had greatly improved, and continual much better until.....» - '......»— — 1
death, when her appetite
her habits, and
thiokiW that she warn not well, she (witness), pm Natur-.in-, sent lor a doctor, who came directly, and arrived Sfore her death. whielL.tmok place moon after ten ,,Vl.H-k on Saturday morning. She accounted for the marks on her!person by the atnbbomesa of tho deceased when she attempted to dress her. Sho frequently would bide herself under the bed and in cuidwarde, hut wit-nff* vii suriS she did n.>t use more violence than was necessary. She was very strong of late, and had been >n a shocking -tate of filtbiness.—The Coroner : But she h id private U.eana of her own, didn't sho !—Witness : Y,.. -ir. butjshe was so stingy that she would some-ttines deny that she had any at all.—The Coroner: She • character, and, aa you say. ' * """" for a doctor
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such :» dirty person, sir. and covered with vermin, • | didn't like anybody to know that sho was in such a condition, a< I felt tint it was .a disgrace, although I o-uMn't help it In reply to the Coroner, witness •imm
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have been ciuscd by linger nails, because of the msrks being so exactly parallel to one another. Although the skin was not broken, there were two distinct kinds of wounds which he had already described. Tho marks of the circular wound which he had mentioned were per fectly parallel W one another, and born the appearance of having been inflicted with a pronged instrument. By Mr. Psgej The fat lying on the heart might , account for weak action, and hente falntness. He attributed the coldness of the body to the insufficiency ; of covering, but a person suffering from a weak heart would more readily become cold than one with good circulation. Ho could not speak positively aa to the
which it was put on. The deceased was wearing no nightdress when he w as calle.1, only merely a chemise.
feet. He considered that she was by far in too weak a condition to be moved to have this extra clothing "P" hy, ""d he certainly never ordered It to be done. With regard to the bruises, he believed that
SOUTHAMPTON TIMES AND HAMPSHIRE EXPRESS—COUNTY PAPER.
e all of recent date, but
laths of the liedstead, l-ecsuee I -houldn't i r —Ti c Coroner : And vet you thought she was right mind?-Witness : Yes. I did. sir. I thought only temper, which was over as s«on as she was I.-By a juror: Deceased was her (witness's) n l she would swear that she never tied her down, any instrument was used to intlict the bruises , . a«ed was out in the garden on the previous y. and Jived with witness and her bushand'in the she (witness) refused to lot her mother see the d three times a week, ss she seemed worse on asion of her visits, and she accordingly restricted
•other saw tho deceased.—The Coroner tn tell you is that you have acted very un. .ping a*ay her own si.t r from her.—Wit-y seem so. sir. but I didn't keep her away, rautri e. bosl^nd of the last witness, stated f came to lire at his house tho day after ay. I>7|;. she having several times before sit. "die was then in a very feeble state of gradually got better. She was also in a i condition, hi- w ife having called his atten livery possible Attention warn paid to her. r washed herself, this duty always being f his (witness!*) wife. She was tno feeble iclf, but he did not think it necessary to ftor. believing that all she required'was r proposed


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very few hours. He accounted in her body by her falling downstairs •rself against the door, smne other marks I need by her res.stance in being dressed, i under the impression that sho was in = r,u.&w„o.i. Shewa. a very violet nnmau. Ho • -rly helped to dress her himself. Same time a.-' was out in a cab, and drove down the High-str-1 land back. Ilu should think this was from about f m to six months ago.—By a juror : They never had to tie her down at any time.
I>r. i Irillitli stated that he was called to see the deceased at *2 a.in. on Saturday morning. He found her quite unconscious, very cold, puNclcss, and he could but very faintly detect the pulsations of the heart with the stetbfHCopo. On applying certain remedies he,then discovered the bruises on the legs, thighs, and arms. In c places the skin wax broken, and the body alto badly nourished. The night was bitterly
old. and the c
his bii|«r(icial e
J the bed v
y insufficient.
u.nation ho could not satisfac-
torily explain the cause of death. _______ ______ _
have Ix-en evidence of neglect, and a want of proper Care, lie went again latrr the ramo morning, but the drceascd^wanthcn dead, aud life must have been extinct
Th» ('oroner said on no account did he intend to cloee the inquiry that day. He should have # po*t-inort'in examination of the body made, and other evidence ad du;rd that would throw more light on tho whole
It was then arranged that the ,xwf morMw exsmina-t on should take place that afteruo, u. and the jury were ( und over to api-car on the following day.
"n the reanmptien of the In-iniry on Wclneiwlay af:> rn" >n there was a large attendance of the relatives ar.'l friends, and a considerable amount of interest was • I throughout the whole of the proceeding*. Mr. .11 I' M. Page, solicitor, now attended to watch tho tvi.,ince on In-half of Mr. and Mr». Crabtree.
Mr. Griffith. I. B.C.I'. Kdin., M.K.C.S. London, Laiicg.completed the iMr. Page . The jury do not ao expreae iL air.
The Coroner : It la for the jury to give their verdict, and for me to decide a question of thia kind.
After aomt consultation in private, the Coroner maid he found that it was the wish of the jury that this esse should go before another jury for trial. He ahould, therefore, commit both Mr. and Mrs. Crabtree for trial, but would take Mr. Crabtree's security in £100, and that of two other suretiee in £50 each, until the following day, when the jury would sign the formal inqui-
C rah tree and hie wife, neither of whom appeared to realise their position, were then handed over to the charge of Mr. Superintendent Breary. and the proceedings terminsted shortly before eight o clock.
At one o'clock on the following morning the jury affixed their aignstures to tho formal inquisition at the Guildhall, it being understood that there was but one dissentient to the verdict.—'The Coroner, In dismis-
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doubt that from a careful consideration of the whole of the evidence thejr had been perfectly justified in return-
Charles Crabtree and Sussn Harriet, his wife, were then fully committed for trial at the next Assizes, Mr Superintendent Bresry being bound over to prosecute them. Mr. F. Hendy and Mr. J. Kite, both of East-street, offered themselves as bail, and the Coroner bound them over in similar recognisances to that of the pre-
THE HARTLEY COUNCIL.
A meeting of this Council waa held at the Hartley Institution, Southampton, on Monday, when there were present the Mayor (Mr. A. L. McCalmont, J.P.)! In the chair; Dr. Langstaff; Town Councillors Le Feuvre, •LP., Phitipard, Driver, Furber, J.P., and Abraham (ex-Mayor) ; and Mr. IL G. BasseIL
A letter from Mr. i. H. Llllott, secretary of the Andover Debating Society, asked for a loan of some objccta of interest for a conversszione to be held shortly at Andover; and, upon the proposition of Mr. L* Fkuvhk, the communication was referred te the Museum Committee, to sanction the loan of such srticles as they thought fit—An application from tho Southampton Philharmonic Society for the use of the Hartley Hall on the 30th of Aiiril, for the performance of the oratorio " Samson." and on the 20th, for an open
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strumcut like a fork. They «*&*, w«&
nfork would oct account for the whole of the wouude.
Tho marks he had descnlied would certainly not have
been inflicted by a gooseberry bush. Tho other bruises b°l
Tho Coroner : And I sm sure I don't.
Several*!rymen : Hear, hear.
The Coroner: Yon must notinterrupt tho evidence of the witness, gentlemen. This is a serious inquiry in wluch we ye engaged, aud yon meat endeavour to coo duct it without the slightest manifestation of feeling.
Witness, continuing said that none of the external appearances accounted for death. He did not suggest that the deceased was insufficiently fed. In the case of a pereoo who was dying ho should expect to find a lire in tho room, and also the common necessaries of s bed room re*dytn hand. In the caae of persoua in the ncel.
tion of the ( rabtrees there certainly ought to have been much greater convenience in such a case as this, as it must have been apparent to the most ignorant that the deceased was in a dying stale.
Harriet Lockyer, an old lady, and a widow, living at l.\ Upper Dover-street, Bevois Town, stated that the deceased was her sister, and she had lived with her for a year. She left her, however, about a twelvemonth from the present time. There w as no quarrel whatever between them, and she could not state what were her reasons for leaving her. Her health and appetite were pretty good, but she (witness) thought her mind was impaired, and she called in Dr. Hoblcy who gave it as his opinion that this wss unouestinmbly the case. The deceased was of very cleanly habTK until about two months before she left, w hen sho began to pine away and took to dirty habits. She w as very miserly, and possessed some property, but sho never drew any money whatever during the time she was with witness. She did not know whether the deceased had made a will,
although witness told her repeatedly that It was right she should do so. Mr. Crabtree, her (witness's) son-in-law fetched her away from her house, and she visited the deceased for a short time afterwards, but never more than once a week. She did not continue to visit ' her sister liecause Mr. Crabtrco grossly insulted her by throwing her by her legs into the garden. She was I some considerable time in recovering from tho shock,
and at the advice of her neighbours went to the magistrates, but she found that Mr. Crabtree had been there before and told his own tale. It was some four months before sho saw the deceased, and then for not more than half an hour, but sho did not dare to ask any questions as both Mr. and .Mrs. Crabtree were in the room all the time. When she left witness's house the deceased bad an ample sufficiency of clothes, and wore llsnnel petticoats. At this time there was a certain ! amount of vermin about her. Tho deceased had never any opportunity to complain because Mr. and Mrs.
Crabtree were always present aud watched whatever
By Mr. Page : With all her care of the deceased she occasioned a deal of trouble as she did not look after herself. W hen Mr. Crabtree throw her out of the house, he did not tell her that she could see her sister the next day or once a week. Ho might have told her that she could not see Wer that day.
This being the whol/of the evidence the Coroner was about to sum up when Mr. Page said he should wish one or two witnesses called on behalf of his clients, as thero I w?r® ■®*®ral points in the evidence upon which the minds of the jury ought to l«e cleared.
The Coroner while intimating that lie never allowed anything in the form of a speech to the jury said ho bad no desire whatever to exclude evidence that would throw light on the affair.
i Harriet king, wife of Gcorgo King, living at Free-mantle, was then called, and examined by Mr. Page,
stated that she had been working a great deal for Mr.
Crabtree up till a month ago. She was then in tho
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them at the same table, where the deceased waa also : reouired to bo made without delay, and the committee aeated. In every wme of the word the doceaaed up. | did not meet, the chairman be repeated *«, examine peared to be well cared for, and always cheerful and such aocounU, and the finance Committee, after ap-
happy. She Had never seen any act of unkindness or proval by the chairman, be requested to way the a---
harsh treatment towards her ; in fact, quite the reverse. I A number of accounts relating to books purchased There was always a considerable amount of trouble in examined and recommended for payment, and it getting her up in the mornings, and frequently Mr.
SOUTHAMPTON BAILORS' HOME.
The annual meeting of the subscribers and friends to this institution was held at the Home, near the Docks, on Tueeday, whan the Mayor (Mr. A. L. McCalmont. J.P.) occupied the chair, and there were also present Commander Hoditakin, R.N. (hoc. sec.), CapL Browell, R.N, J-Pm Commander Oliver. R.N., Lieutenant Lib
Mercer, Mr. J. J. Burnett, Mr. R. Chipperfield, Ac.
The Mator having briefly opened the proceedings, called upon Commander Hodoskik to read the report, which waa aa follows :—
In presenting the seventeenth annual report of the Southampton Bailor* Home, the commlUee wsald scalo confialnlale the frieodt an<4 rapnorters of this Institution on the success which has attended Its operations during the past year. It Is encouraging to find that although a leas number of Wi have bean eeernaW during the year. via.. «.«T sgalnat 7,444, being a decre.se of 1.089, aa compared with H7S, the men who nw the
Uoni* alwaji return to it afWr each rojtf, thus proving that IU comforta are much appreciated. Your committee therefore feel that they ought to look forward #ith hope to sn Increase of Its usefulnem. The number of subscribers baa slightly Incrmwd during ths year, but your committee have to lament the luas by death and other circumstances of several supporters, end they trust that others will be found to take their place In Uils good
Ths number of men belonging to the great companies who return to the Home after each voyege Is aa follows, via R.M.S. Company, »7. representing (11 days: U.8.8. Company, 100. representing 171 days ; P. sud O/ Company, 1. representing S days. Ths tame reason with regard to ths P. and O. Company prevails this year as la the past—that their crews being slmost all composed of Asiatics, thflr men do not frequent the Home. Your committee are pleaaed to renort that tho number of distressed seamen who have been •applied with board and lodging, vat a cost to ths Institution of £t8 18a, hsa shown a conaMerablo decrease, numbering 10* againat IM In 1878. They are also happy In stating that there has also been a decrease In the number of shipwrecked seamen who have been accommodated at the Home at the ripenee of the Phlpwreck«d Mariners' Society, numbering tOi sgalnet 41* In the previous year. S!J naval Invalids have been received at the Home during the paat year, an Increase o{ $3 ss compared with 1I7«.
The thanka of ths committee are due to the Board of Admiralty for their donation of IY>. which they hope will be continued. The thanks i.f the committee are alau due to Captain C. D. Cox well, of the U.S 8. Company, for again placing at their disposal the hsndsome sum of CM <*. Sd . collected by him In tho hope, ss before auggeeted. of forming a fund for renewing, or addlngto, the present accommodation when such s necessity
Vour committee. In presenting the balance - sheet, regret that the asms gratifying remit baa not been obtained In 1*77 aa In the former year. ,bul ther account for this decrease In ths funds by the lsrge outlay for repairs required and renewal of furniture, snd slao for the painting of the premises outside during ths year, which has caused an In-creaae of expenditure. The committee, however, feel that they may still congratulate their friends on ths present condition of
The Finance and General Purposes Committee recommended the payment of various cheques. The difficulty of preventing the hall being crowded contrary to the regulations laid down waa discussed, sfter wnich the committee recommended that in any future meeting in which a crowd might be expected their special attention should be drawn to the same. In regard to the exit from tho hall, it waa recommended that Mr. Lemon's plans be adopted, substituting panels for glass in tho two doors leading to the Art Gallery, and that the doors in the south corridor be made to open outwards. In connection with the payments by outside students for accommodation in the examinations of the Science and Art De|e forwarded to him. This matter was considered at another meeting of the committee, when they recommended thst the arrears be paid, less £13, as was shown by the accounts of the institution to have been already paid. The use of the hall was granted for a concert in aid of St Mary's Church Building Fund, but tho application waa afterwards withdrawn, circumstanccs having arisen to pre vent the holding of the concert. Mr. Shore, the executive officer, was directed to see to the repair of the large gas meter. —Major General Turox pro;meed the adoption of the report, remarking that the
of the lire
was referred to a small committee
He did not think they had to deal with that part of the report that day—Mr Fur bee seconded the propoeit —Mr. Le Feuvre understood that the account been rectified and submitted for approval.—Mi General Tnvox said ho believed Mr Le Fenvre atnined the accounts, and assent iu there was a _ creuancy of some £40 In it—Mr. La Feuvre said he did go into the question with Mr. Shore,
that £4(1 paid to Mr. Hunt, borough been paid to that gentleman not for mi arrears of salary ; and where aa the original claim of the Town Clerk was £109, Mr. Shore was so far satisfied as to only deduct £15 therefrom as representing the actual balance due from them to the Corporation. If Major General Tryon's propeaitko was not intended to include all that was contained in the report, it should be altered.- Mr. Funnra, replying to a question, aaid It aiqieared to have been taken for granted that the Corporation, as trustees, were taking care of the Hartley protierty.—Maior General Trtox having made his proposition to include all contained in the report except that portion relating tb the put to the meeting and carried new. c
had been submitted, snd the inconvenient delay which had occurred in having the bills approved for the Finance Committee was brought under their notice, after which it was resolved that in cases in which payments

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in-, an 1 among other things I saiti 1 wished for iter li'.ttles at oucc, to try and restore warmfh to •ly. Mr*.iCrabtree, who was in the room with as most unwilling to leave me alone with the •-■d t" obtain them, and I had to insist before.aho 1. it was then, on feeling her feet and legs to they w ere .warm, that I discovered the legs, "ery much bruised, and in places
ti.- 'km waa broken. I restored the l»e,l clothes to L '.k ,i »'»l on the return of Mrs. Crabtree
ui.h the hot water liottles I was aliout to procccd to Ihr-uj in the positions I thought fit, to which she ' "te I. -lying she was «ure the cold would kill her if i (irovtfred her. or something to that effect. I in ' and she again lagged mo not to do so, on which ' m'"ruled"tier that I was <|iiit« aware how bruised the 1'itirut was, and die made no further objection. The • "V- ring of the decease,I was very insufficient, and the r in was very poorly furnished as compared with the r -t of the house. On inquiring as to how tho bruises informed that it was all herterni>or, -'■to that she-had diin« them herself by throwing ner--« .f downstairs, ami that the cuts on the knees were «au.td by her crouching on the gravel; that her b miy had been niu- h worse for the last three weeks, m.'I-be had cons.-.|ii,-iitly thrown herself about more than usual. Mrs. i rabtree afterwards admittcl that •!>■■. .i-'-<1 had not U-ensowell during these throe Week-. Sho told me the deceased hail l,een with them ' ath'-r more than a year, before which time she had all her friend- and relatione considered her mad with the exception of herself (Mrs. I rabtree) and her liiislmid. Wie added that she knew deceased had money, hut that *he was with them for several months li li.re they Wild obtain any from her, and then only on r threaten)n/ to put her iu an asylum. —Continuing r. Griffith staled that on tho previous conjunction with I >r. A Id ridge "
although sho had been alone with her in tho garden. In her opinion tho deceased had been in better health within the past month than she had for a long time
James Proud, living at 10, New-road, was also called, and stated that for tho last eighteen months be had been a visitor at Mr. Crabtrce's house, at least once a fortnight, except when he was at Dorchester. He had stayed as long as two or three hours at a time, and the deceased was always present since she came to live with them. She apjieared to be very kindly treated, and he, had never seen anything like an act of neglect. She appeared to bo suffering from nothing but weakness, and he had never seen anything bordering on aberration. Ho had had but very little conversation with her, but it was invariably rational.
The Coroner asked if there was any other evidence the jury would like produced before he closed the
'l'ho Foreman remarked that there had been tinct evidence as to the signing of the papers for the withdrawal of money from tho bank by the Crab-
The Coroner, however, said he had carried that aa far as he thought they ought to go. Thoir only duty was to inquire into tho cause of death, and that would be a matter for settlement by another Court. It would on

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examining tin- surface he found tw, kinds rf bruises, one of which might l«t attributed to a fall or inflicted with some kind of blunt instrument. The bruises wi re chielly on the legs snd arm-. The other marks were like the scratches from a fork or somo sharp "is.rumtnl. and tbtaewere about thirteen innumlier. . ^ye situated chiefly on the left shoulder blades
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tl.e chut or nlxlomcn. They were of a aomewbat •' -,?!i!'*r n;lt,".r10' keimz K-rfectlv equi distant from one another, arid the nurnl>er of the striped marks varied fromtwot,. f,^,r, There waa noe mark about three inche» long and circular in abai«, showing thst It could . i ? prijduccil by a blow from a straight iu-runient, but might have been produced by scratches
4 t,JC direction ff the wounds. There were
boura inlluenco the miuds of the jury in tho considers^ tion 6f their verdict, but they would have to judge wholly from the evidence that had been placed before
i tho Crabtreea with a view of obtaining tho fullest formation possible, hut tho neighbours all seemed ignorant of the fact that any such a person as the deceased was living in the house.
The Coroner remarked that that would be merely circumstantial evidence. In proceeding to sum up, he said that the case had proved to be one of some considerable importance, and he had been struck with the attention which had throughout been paid to it by the j jury, and it would then be their duty to exnreas, by , their verdict, their opinion aa to how tnis unfortunate woman hail come by her death. Nothing could excuse the gross cruelty and neglect which had been exercised towards her, but it appeared from tho medical evidence that such hail nothing to do with the cause of death, and there waa also shown to he a quantity of nourishing , food Jji tho stomach, but it would lie for them to say whether there were any reasonable grounds for supposing that death had been accelerated by tho acta of 1 violence or omission on tho part of Mr. and Mrs. Crabtree, in their charge of the deceased woman. He then proceeded trrialim with the witnesses reviewing i the evidence given by them at length, and quoted from " Buasell on crimes," uliowiu? that where desth had 1 been cauaod by the neglect or acts of violence of persons | having charge of the deccaaed they could be held criminally responsible, but he would ask the jury not to unnecessarily strain auv point and bring ao serious a charge as this would imply againat any person without there wss a fair aud reasonable probability of bringing
the charge of this woman, who from her ago wss unable to do so herself, and although it was apparent that acta of the grossest cruelty had been perpetrated, he would seriously ask them not to let any prejudice affect the •consideration of their verdict.
The jury retired at a quarter to seven o clock, and after an absence of about half an hour, found that the Ideceaeed's death bad been .derated by neglect and ill-treatment.
The Coroner : Now it is a question with me whether that doee not amount to a verdict of manslaughter.
was further resolved that the executive officer be empowered to purchase from time to time such drawings and fac timilic* of the works of great masters or other artistic works as might be suitable for exhibition in the art gallery, and alao specimens of natural history, when such could be advantsgeouslyscquired, and which might be of interest either as local specimens or as filling important missions In the examples of natural history at present in the museum, but such purchases i to exceed £20, without specisl sanction. __ ___ resolved to purchase a statistical account of Bengal, published by command of the Government of India, in twenty volumes, for the sum of £5, and the following donations wsro received with thanks from Dr. Osborn: -A large framed engraving, and the Smithsonian Institution annual report for 1676.—Mr. Bajmett, who observed that in some instance* in which purchaaes could be effected time waa of the greatest importance, moved the adoption of the report, which waa seconded by Mr. Driver.—Mr. Le Fkuvre did not think the expenditure for any particular objects should be left to su individual officer, but if they carried out the report they would be placing in the hands of Mr. Shore £45 to do what be pleased with for the purposes of the art gallery and museum. He thought the money should bo spent by the direct sanction of the committee,"
/Whon!\ Mr. Shore might report and recommend any particular purchase.—Mr. Bajwett said the £25 for the improvement of the art gallery had nothing to do with the £20 Which it was proposed to give Mr. Shore the liberty 6f spending, and there were occasions on which their executive officer might see a valuable work of art which )i was most desirable to acquire when obtainable at a very cheap rate, and which he would probably be unable to obtain except at a considerably enhanced oost if time was lost in communicating with tho committee. — Mr. Furber remarked that it would take the res|the amounts might be reduced to £15 and £10. tivelv.—Mr. SUORK: You may say that tho should not be authorised to gyend
......- -r-------than £10 without tho sanction of the committee.—Dr. Lasontait : A difficulty is sometimes experienced in getting the committee together.—Major-General Tnvojf thought tho Museum Committee had ignored the Finance Com mittee. who were to a certain extent responsible for the expenditure connected with the Hartley. He thought the items in question ought r,|uslly to come before the Finance Committee.—Mr. Shore said during the past year he had seen some very great bargains in books, and at times, when making purchases, found volumes offered st whst might be regarded as a ridiculous price, and which, if time was lost in securing them, could only be obtained through the ordinary trade channels, lw hsd no authority from the Hartley Council to buy anything, and the committee simply desired that authority should be given him to acquire useful gpedmena for the musoum or works of art for tho art gallery when the opportunity was presented to him for doing so —Mr. Diiiver having altered his resolution so as to reduce the a^ounte to £l5Land £10 respectively, the Council
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SOUTHAMPTON GIRLS' COLLEGE.
Ina at the college; 8, Sussex-place, when Msjor General
directo'' ^ Tnirrr read the following report of the During tho last term 1 SO scholars were In attendance. This the order In which they ars received. " '
regard to Mr. Coxwell, who had been the foundation and strength of that institution for many years past In sending such a letter as that proposed, it would be only a fitting act of courtesy and kindly appreciation towards Mr. CoxwelL The proposition was carried unanimously.
Commander Oliver moved a vote of thanks to the representstives of the Press for publishing reports of their proceedings, and said be should like to see the Press also address itself to those who benefited by tho Home. The paymenta daring the past year were not quite so good and regular aa they might have ex-
Captain Broweli. seconded the motion, which jvas %%^wflriThas%M^'t^rLlk^ is due to the /
supported by Mr- Mercer, whoobserved that the Press teaching r.f Mis* hharwo«t and her c^ijntora. In July last S * kindly inserted^ short wsekly record of the work tho I the whole school was submlWed Wathw.ugb examination by Homo was sccomplishing, and carried nem. din. > •!'« Ox ford, and Cambridge Examination Hoard, whose delegate,
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| (5'ricn ayatcm la now made »o manifest In tlie caara of ouirila Mr. Burnett proposed, and Mr. Sheriff Harper who are moved from that department to the higher closes of seconded, that Mr. Chipperfield be appointed to that t the college, that apodal attention wlU be kept directed to this position. I Important I,ranch- T*b of the teachers trained In tho Kinder-
l|r. Currr«»T.«LD, ho„...r, thought lh„ .hooM | StEffi'W'UrtSfTS
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hare one of their bankers aa treasurer, and accordingly j others." Yourdkectnre
| article* of asa Browell, and unanimously elected, the Mr. Chipperficld having been withdrawn.
Mr. Sheriff harper said he bad no d--------— .
falling off in the number of men using the Home, which 1
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exertions be has used in behalf of the institution be : .
- , - their maximum number, and the

of the concern in thy way of depreciation, and thut they ' were only able to come before them with a balance of £92 14s. 51. (hear hear).
The CilAlRMAJf, in moving the adoption of the report, 'ould prove satisfactory to the share-
who dM not now come amommt them. ~
Ccmkander Oliver seconded the motion, which carried unanimously, and «»id~hn trusted it
loatltutlou confers upon the sailor, corns forward to lend a help- j result In an increase to their funds. He was very log hand .... sorry to hear that Mr. Coles had retired from the
The statement of accounts showed that the receipts. Including treasurership, and that it waa occasioned by ill-health.
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Mr. Mercer, in moving the adopUon of the report, said he wss sorry to say he had been prevented from attending the committee meetings during tho Isst quarter so closely as usual. They found at their annual
thought that on the whole it waa not satisfactory.
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had be attended the committee meeting when i brought forward he should have objected to it one point They found that the receipta for i board were £81 (e* '
the receipts by £9." Now, the real cause of their balance-sheet comparing unfavourably with that of last yesr was comprised in that item, and he thought they should find aome reason for an item so unfavourable in their accounts, which might, perbapa, affords some le. During the first six or eight months their late master was an invalid, and to su|>ervision thus occasioned he was of they must Isy the cauao of the deficiency. With
washing, £1*0 1M. lOd. for wuu:u »wu »'• *
i. W. for repair*and improTo- , render active support to that and other useful i
lions (hear, hear). .....
Mr. Sheriff Harper said he had great pleasure in moving a vote of thanks to their indefatigable bon. sec. They would be wanting in their duty if they did not express their high appreciation of the very efficient which had carried out the r
of the past yea the want of si
against £164, but notwithstanding this, their actual number of subscribers hsd somewhat increased. There were two points on which they might congratulate themselves, but for which their balance-sheet would have appeared less favourable than It did. Thev had calls upon them this year for distressed British
e naval invalida, but thst waa the better for them, as they were paid for. On tho whole he thought their affairs might be regarded aa fairly proejierous, although their funds bad not been quite so extensive as in the
good reason for endeavouring\o increase their receipts ; , and though there were outstanding liabilities amount- ( ing to £rtl 19s. 9d.. Isst year there were none\_/ Captain Hodgskin did not look npen that with any> -amour* of fear, and thought that the laat three months, during which the present master had been in charge of the Home, showed that he was quite able and ready for the work devolving upon him and to keep the affairs of the Home upon aa good a basis as characterised the late master when the institution was in thorough working operation. They had reason for hoping that there would not be a recurrence next year of the deficiencies which now presented themselves.
Colonel Hilltard seconded the proposition.
Mr. CiurrEtrtELD said it was a matter of regret to
distressed to find that the amount received waa leas proportion than that received on previous occaaions, and that the expense of provisions exceeded the money received from the sailors frequenting the Home. They were anxioua to ssoertain the cause of this, but were un-fortunately prevented by the death of the late master c! the Home, though ho had no doubt it was partly owing to hia indisposition and consequent inability t"
Commander Hodgskin (spplsuse).
Mr. CuiPHEnriLD seconded the prosition, remarking that no gentleman could exhibit more xeal than did their boo. sec., who spared no pains, as far as he was concerned, to produce a good balance sheet The motion was carried unanimously.
Commsnder Hoixiskin briefly expressed his acknowledgements, remarking that every-, man had a duty to perform, and he should do his best to csirry his out The meeting then terminated.
SOUTHAMPTON SCHOOL BOARD. The monthly meeting of the members of this Board was held at the offices, Lanadowne House, on Tuesday, when there were present the chairman (Mr. W. It. Randall. J.P.) : the vice-chairman (the Rev. Cresswell Strange). Dr. Palk, Messrs. W. Dible, A. Hillier, W. C. Weafmke. and I*. R. Meldmm.
The minutes of tho previous meeting having been read and confirmed, the I'lerk (Mr. D. Cruickshank) read a letter from Mr. W. H. Rogers, master of the All Saints Schools and secretary to the South Hants Teachers' Association, enclosing resolutions paaaed at a meeting of fifty head teachers of the town on "the 19th ult, which pointed out that the numerous returns now re-quired by the Government through recent legislation
_ a the present master tho desirability of practising all the economy he possibly could, and that they should expect to see a balance of receipta over expenditure in the matter of provisions. As Mr.
Mercer had said, their cordial thanks were due to Captain Cox well for the warm Interest he took in f Home, and when he did so much during the year as
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Companies (ho would say nothing about the P. and O., because their head quarters bad been removed to London, and he believed only one man belonging to that company had taken advantage of the Home during the year) would exert himself in the same manner that Captain Coxwell had done, the position of the Home would be very different to what it was now (hear.
aiajor-General Trtok said the Sailors' Home, as of the institutions of the borough, ought to command
it He suggested ___,_________
aaked to allow the use of the Audit House for the purposes of their meetings, and he had no doubt about the reouest being granted.
Captain Browell pointed out that tho number of shipwrecked and distressed seamen relieved had been little more than half the number so relieved in the pre-
meetings in a more central part of the town-say at the Audit House—would secure an increased attendance and bring them in increased subscriptions. He should have great pleasure in supporting the suggestions for the use of the Audit House (applauae).
The reaolution for the adoption of the report was then put to the meeting and carried unanimously.
Lieutenant llluxasto* moved a vote of thanks to the committee for their sorvloes during the past year, and their re election, which was seconded by Major-General Trvoh.
Commander Hodoskix read a letter from Mr. G. S. Coxwell, in which he atatcd that though he bad the welfare of the institution at heart, his many engagements would allow of his continuing on the com-
Mr. Mercer said Mr. Coxwell waa one of the originators of the institution, and from that time up to the present hsd been closely connected with it, indeed he might truthfully asy that but for Mr. Coxwell there would not have been a Sailors' Home In Southampton. He had been untiring in his energies for its benefit and given it his constant support, and should his resignation be accepted, he should suggest his appointment as a vioe-prosident (hear, hear). .
Mr. Barlimo alao bore testimony to the great service rendered by Mr. Coxwell to the institution.
Mr. Mercer proposed, and Mr. Barlixq seconded, and it was unanimously resolved, that Mr. Cox well be elected a vloe-preeident.
ment should be agreed upon, which would remunerate the teacher for doing it in his oWn time. It was mentioned that this system of payment had already commenced at Dov6r, Banbury, Gainsborough, Louth, and Market Harborough.—Mr. Westlake was of opinion that the adoption of thia plan would involve an entirely new principle in the government of their schools, and he felt that they ought to acknowledge the receipt of the letter, and decline to entertain its proposals.—Some discussion ensued, snd eventually, on the motion of Mr. .Meldruk, seconded by Mr. Dible, the communication was referred to the Educstiqjt Committee, to which Mr. Westlake's name wss added, • for the consideration of this question.
the birth certificate system.
A letter was read from the Education Department with respect to the difficulties that stood in the way of obtaining correct proofs of the ages of children attending Board schools, and submitted several suggestions by which this in a great measure might be obviated.—The report of the sub-committee of the Lducation Committee stated that in answer toa communication the Superintendent Registrar hsd expressed bis willingness to supply certified copies of birth register on the following terms :— For the first year, vix., during 1978, to issue the same to the Board, provided he is furuiihed with spplications for not less than 100 at a time, at the rate of 3d. each copy; at the expiration of that time a freah arrangement to be made, based on the experience thus gained ; and they recommended the Board to accept this offer, and in addition to procure the certificates of births registered in the Registrar's district for all the public elementary schools in the school district on their managers sending in the forms supplied by the clerk,
certificates for children entering the Board schools free of charge. The sub-committee intimsted thst they would report further aa to certificates about which there was a difficulty as soon as inquiries to the Education Department were answered.—Mr. Mkldbum moved that the report be referred back to the committee for their further
ootoideration, but this i

seconder—Mr.
Westlake and Mr. Meld rum voting against the bye laws committee.
The Bye-Laws Committee recommended a number of cases for the remission of school fees over periods extending to twelve weeks, and alao that Attendance-officer Baillie's salary be increased from 25s. to 30a. per week, he having satisfactorily discharged his duties since his election on the 29th of February, 1S76.—On the motion of the Vice-chairman, seconded by Mr. Meldrum, the report was unanimously agreed to, it being mentioned tnat tho attendance officers were now all placed on the same footing.
mcmilwmd mool accommodation. The managers of the BevUs Town Schools reported that tho attendance at this school-had Increased to such an extent that the infants' school had become totally inadequate for the requirements of the neighbourhood," and they recommended that the Works Committee be instructed to prepare the necessary plans, in order that the work might be immediately carried out—The Chairman, in moving the adoption of the report said it s proposed to provide accommodation for i y infanta by the enlargement of the present i Hiluer, In seconding this, said be was pie find that the reaidenta of that neighbourhood so appreciated the efforts of the School Boar,), as he had that day been informed that the attendance of boys at this school for the psst week amounted to no less than 300.—The report was unanimously adopted.
Mr. Wectlake brought up the report of the managers of the Eastern District School, which stated that they had received an application from Mr. Ewmg, the master of the school, for an increase in his salary, and they recommended that from Midsummer next he be paid a fixed salary of £110,-plus one third of the school pence, together with a quarter of the Government grant with a guaranteed salary of £160 a year. In moving the adoption of the report, ho (Mr. West-lake) said that the amount received by the master of the Bevols Town School was ooniiderably In excess of that paid to Mr. Ewing, and therefore the committee did not think the guaranteed salary at all too high.— The Chairman, in seconding the motion, said that for aome time past Mr. Ewing s salary had been quite in-adequate, but they hoped that when placed in a more favourable position, he would be able to bring up his share of the returns to an amount beyond the sum guaranteed.—The report was unanimously adopted.
southern district school.
A report brought up from the managers of this school showed it to be in a most satisfactory condition. An advance of £105 was asked for for the payment of salaries and accounts.—The report was adopted, on the motion of Dr. Pale, seconded by Mr. Dibul—The first advance on the third loan to the Public Works Loan Commissioner*, ss well as several ether payments, was sanctioned, and the Board separated.
The object of tho directors bad been to impart a sound education in all branches to those entrusted to their charge, for which purpose they bad secured the services of a most efficient staff of teachers, M in* Sharwood being the principal, whose earnest labours they all valued, and the help of a most indefatigable hen. secretary, in the person of his friend, Mr. Tnppe (applause).
Mr. W. C. Wmtlake, in seconding the adoption of the report, expressed his satisfsction with all the slabs meiits presented. Ho sincerely hoped the shareholder* would always encourage the directors to make due allowance for depreciation, because iKwas far safer for any company to do that thoroughly than to have an extraordinary dividend. Although th* dividend was G per cent, instead of 7J per cent, as it was last year, he thought it was not so much a question of dividend as the good that was being done (hear, hear). He believed the existence of a college like this in Southampton, which provided such excellent training for girls, would be a real benefit to the town at large (applause).
Mr. J. Johns thought that a great deal too much money hsd been set aside .for depreciation, considering
Mr. Trippe said tho fixtures and lesson books counts were treated proportionately the

Mr. J. S. Pearce asked-whether it wss dcccssary to keep such a stock of books ?
Mr. Trippe said it was. They would sec that it waa only 10s. per scholar.
Mr. T. Cleveland wanted a little explanation or iu-
Kinder Garten. Having received good appointments, was ho to understand from that that the stall of the teachers in the Kinder Garten school was se abundant, and that they had really more well trained tcachVs than they required ! It would appear from the woril-ing of the report that such was the case.
Mr. Trippe explained that for economical purposes alono they had trained teachers in the Kinder Garten school, for which they received a premium of £10 for the year. These persons, who were trained after school hours, acted aa. assistants. The ladies trained there were of mature experience, who came there simply to lesrn a new system. In the place of tho two who had left they had f»ur others in training; but in addition to the head of that portion of the school, Miss Sim, they hsd now appointed a second thorough competent teacher, which would make the training all the more efficient
Mr. Cleveland, in reply, said he was perfectly satis lied with the explanation.
Mr. J. S. Pearce was thoroughly satisfied with the working of the school, and even if they got a less divi-per cent., they might congratulate them-
dend than at , _ ---------------
selves upon the good work being done. He should have much pleasure in supporting the adoption of the
Sir. W. G. Lankesyer quite agreed with Mr. West-lake that they did not go into this mstter with a view
cellent work they were now doing, retaining for the college the esteem and reputation in which it was held by the public at large, as well as pay a dividend of six per cent, nnder most advantageous circumstances, he thought it was a matter of great congratulation. He was also pleaaed that another trained teacher had been added to the staff of the Kinder Garten. It was a great feature, too. that books were provided free, and he was sure the director* were to be congratulated on the general aspect of the Institution (applause).
The adoption of the report waa then unanimously
Mr. J. J. Burnett moved, and Mr. J. S. Pearce seconded, that a dividend be declared at the rate of mix per cent per annum, which would absorb £51.
The proposition was carried unanimously.
Dr. Palk proposed a resolution to the effect that the hon. sec. (Mr. Trippe) receive an honorarium of £25, and that the auditor* be paid £1 Is. each for their ser vices. As one of the directors be could speak of the indefatigable exertiona of their secretary (bear, hear), and he might say that to his exertions snd zeal to a very great extent the success of the college was attributable (spplause).
Mr. J. P. Hine seconded the motion, which was carried unanimously.
Mr. W. G. Lankester next proposed the appropriation of £25 aa remuneration to the directors, to be divided according to the number of their attendances.
Mr. J. D. Barford.seconded the resolution, which was carried nem. (lis.
Upon the motion of the Chairman, Messrs. G. T. Harper and F. J. Trippe were re-elected upon the directorate, and Messrs. J. Miller and Patrick Keane were also re elected auditors.
The thanks of the shareholders were, upon the motion of Mr. Payne, seconded by Mr. Newman. awarded to Mias Sharwood, Miss Sim, and the staff of teachers for their efficient services during the past year; and after somo other business had been I
Corresponding wssk, 1*7T
THE COURT AT OSBORNE.
Her Majesty walked out on Saturday morning witk Princess Beatrice. Prince Leopold walked out at-tended by Mr. Collins.
Tho Queen drove through Newport and Carisbrooke on Saturday afternoon, attended by Lady Waterpark and the Dowager Marchioness of Ely. Maior General Gardiner waa in attendance on horseback as Equerry in-Waiting. Her Majesty snd Prince Leopold and the RqviJ Household attended Divine service at Osl«orne on_-Sunday morning. Tho Rev. George Prothero, M.A, •
The Queen walked out on Monday morning, attended by the Dowager Marchioness of Ely.
Tho Queen drove out on Monday afternoon, attended by Lady Waterpark and the Dowager Marchioneas of-Ely, and her Majesty walked on Tuesday morning with the Dowager Marchioness of Ely. Princess Beatrice walked out, attended by Mdlle. Norele, and Prince Leopold drove out, attended by the Hon. A. \orke. Tho Duke of Richmond and Gordon (President of the Council) arrived at Osborne on Monday, and had an audience with her Majesty, after which he had the honour of being included in the Queen's dinner partv. Lady Churchill haa succeeded Lady Waterpark as Lady in-Waiting to her Majesty. The Hon. A. Yorke has succeeded Mr. Collins, C.B., in attendance on Prince laopold. _
1 - - drove out on Tueblay afternoon, attended
by the Dowager Marchioness of Ely, and her Majesty walked on Wedneaaay morning, attended by La,' Churchill. Prince Leopold drove out, attended by t
The Queen drove out on Wednesday afternoon; attended by Lady Churchill and the Dowager Marchioness of Ely ; and her Majesty walked on Thursday moraine with the Dowager Marohioneea of Ely. Prince Leopold walked out attended by the Hon. A. Yorke. Admiral Sir George Elliot K.C.B., and General Sir John Gar-, yock, O.C.B.. arrived at Osborne on Wednesday, and had the honour of being included in her Majesty's dinner
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