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COC -a-nut fibre plaeed bv the men on leavlna their wok* to 'rr In tb* furnacs-hols had b*cora» Ignited, and tlx
was exlincoiitiad. and afterward* a contfable wa* left Iq charge. Soma shavings srsradoa* bv, but the tire w«» font-aiely not communicated with them —On Mnndej mining, *t ten o'clock, a fire occurred at No. I Chetter-field terrace, occupied bv John Any. I: seem* that ome children ware playing wlthluoifsr isatobe*. •nd the window blind* and carpet bocam* ignited; but the fire warn c*tlnrtil*hed by P.O. Baksr and E. Batcbslor, a Bremen, before any oomlderabl* damage wa* done
Tub Po*«hal- of the late Mr. Joieph Turner Clark took place on Friday, whea hie remain* were laid with those of hie father in the friend* burial ground in the Avrnue. .The cortege, wae of e very unoktenUtiou* character' consisting of a heerte without plume* and
wiuow anu i»v ■ , «"U «r. n . v.,i,a mi oroioor;
and Mra Trankham, hi* milter; Mr. end Mr*. D, ... another eliter ; Mr. end Mr*. W, C. Weatlake, and Mr. and Mr*. R. We»tl ,ke. The coffin w e of polished oak, with brake inscription plate, end at It* bead wa* placed e wreath of flower*. There «u a numerous attendance at the g^sve, the " JoeAph Clerk" Lodge of Good Teraplam— Named after deceased's father —being re-pretentejTby aeveral of the official*, among whom were Mr. J. Hoisghton, Mr*. Houghton, Mr*. Cbadwlck, Mr. Read. mlRhMr*. Vlchola*. Other Templara Lodge* and tempcralfl?* bodie* were Mprecented by Meier*. J, K. Smith. u£b. eec. of the Southampton Nonconform let Temperenee Society, W. P.iirkls., Meare*, Tysnm, end
* taking pie,
Tn» 8T1UVDIKO Of TO* ' SonKtR.—The official enquiry relative to the stranding. of the eblp Soukar (Cept. Renault), of Southampton, from Hamburg to Lofton, Ja ballast oirthe Holm Sand, he* conejoded by the captain having hie certificate relumed. Mr. H oward Smith appeared a* counsel for the Board of made; Mr. Walter Stocken for tne meater Captain Renault; and Mr. Greening tyr tbe owner*.
TREAT BT AMATKUR8 TO TUB I.VMATKS OT THE Poor-n0ti&C—ttonto the nnmsrmtsi enterieliwmNf tlistbavo.bien'provided both In t(ie%,uw and a1 pis as*, of amusement in the town,.through the kipdnea* of IhWproprietors, a highly amusing programme we* set before them ib the dining hall of the bouse, on Monday, evening; by th* *' Electric Spark Minetrel* "an amateur and exceedingly clever band of "negro!" melodist* and i, forming a portion of the etafl of the Tolo-
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graphic Department In the town,-And who included Mr.
Tock. leader and first violin ; Messrs. Butt eeoond Violib ; Witt, flute # Merefield. piccolo ; Jordon, cornet j F. Mel tambourine ; Thomas banjo ; Rldgley, conocrtina Presionj dittb; Stavcley, drum 5'C. Oemen, bone*; end Long, pianiit. The programme oomprieed 1 coinfc. and pert *ong* and duet*, in the flr*t iccond consisting of the canal miscellaneous negro bill of fare, concluding with the screaming burlesque "Scene* in a Studio." The evening*' entertainment wae thoroughly enjoyed iu wa* evident from the continuoa* applause and hearty lenghterof the epeeUtor*. Dr. llencrafl, the medical officer: several of (he Guardian*. Mr. anH Mr*. Ranebottom, tbe mister end matron j mmy of^tbeofficial*, and many visitors wer* praser.t on the
Portswood WoRKMtk'g HALU—The general meet-Ingof members of this i,.«tit,itio,i w«s hsldum Thurediy evening.1 When Mr. W. 'Jl Miller provided. The state-ment of account* were produced showing a balance In favour of the hell £27 4* fid. the Chairmen then sddrcsssd a few appropriate remark* to the member*, ccmgratua-laling them 0:1 the nieces* of the iaititution. A special .vote of thank* was passed unanimously to those ladies end gentlemen who had so liberally subscribed during tbi pa*t y*ar, aftef which Uie husinen of tie evening, namely, the election of officer* and committee for the ensuing year, was proceeded with. the. following being elected Chairmen, Mr. W. J. Millet; vico-ditto, Mr. Rawton ; hon. treasurer, Mr. P. M. Keele : eecretary, Mr. W. J. Brundritt ; librarian, Mr. W. Tinkler 5 collector, Mri'JerrU; ball.keeper, Mr. Smith ; members auditor, Mr Rice, jun.; committee, Mt. Junior Bailiff Warren. Messrs. Cook. G. T. Pope, Dewey. Lipecombe, Rioe, Hill, Downer. Butler, Orchard, Harbut. Fray, Marshall, Pege, and Purcheae. A vote of ih.nke to th« committee for their eervice*. anl to tl « chairman of the evening, concluded the buili ci
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IssTHOTIO.t.-Mr. F. W. Shore jun. eon of Mr. bbor® of the Hartley Institution, on* of the Hartley day • tudent*. and Mr. A. IV. Marfleet, one of* the evening ctudenteof the tame inttitution In re pstaed the last matnculation examination of the London University. Only 169 candidate* na*sed out of 496 examined at Burlingtou house—In the national competition for Roval Exhibition* at the School of Minos in Alay last, Mr. Marfleet also (tood ninth in the kingdom.
bus W gen.ra'ip, tbelr object being to make pear* if po**ible. but if nor. then to enter rhe contest, and he bad Bille
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Tbneed-i. Mr. hunlo., .aid tlte "Sheffielders" had epoken «ut vrith no uncertain rohr.d. but with • con-Tletion that whwt thn Government propose wou'd he for the benefit of the whole world (cheer*) The •peaker, In eulogistic term*, referred to the gre*t~»er-Tioe*i 6f the Prime MInkier, who had only done what T|M|. of preetrvlng the honour wnd
##mmtr, (lomd mmpl.we). H. cond4W }l resoluiien. end— that It be forwarded
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would *jon be time* (cNefci*).
. (j'j^ L0r ®arf®r^ be had much pleaeure In lecondinc the resolution; bat after the exhaustive
the eoUomoe* with & d*iermloaUom te earry them 001 succeetfully. He then referred to the Sheffield meeting mmM t k*d Awr*. mmulng that th%# meeting had spoken oat with no uncertain sound, but with a meaning I 'it would be found bentflci.l te the world at large (cheers). The onlv object the Prime Mini.ter had wa.
In the House for this vote the Liberal party took posers-
msdtko, oppoe Woo * the '^Mm6e#* (epelauee). Re
of the two ef Houthempi'n, he rrpuliiW it ^il,
was pleased, to inform 4hsm that be had not resigned the office of the recordersbip of the city of London
credit, it might be a three, or four nights' debate, but Whatever the result, he was ture all- *euld do their utmb*t:to support tbe Ob»*rnoieot'(checr«). . '
Mr NMbW#om»upp*tad tb# prppoeitwawith m„ch pleasure, and ebould have mpoh regietwl to have left tue meeting bad not such a proposition been carried.
M% Meldnwm aleo #appo»t#d the propomibu, mnd lu alluding to Uie Liberal meeting held at the Victoria
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large room being crammed to exceu. Mr. J. B.Tboma* wa* unanimously voted to the ebair, and there were present tbe Rev. S. Scott, M.Aw Councillors Barford and Warren (Senior and Junior Bailiff.^). J. Miller, H. G. Dunlop, J. 0.~Parm*iiter. and J. VVTiilcKurcR, and Meesr*. 0. Horseman, C. A. Jelliooe, M. Emanuel. Boy ling, T. Jfty, T. Nicholson, Wilt-m, J Bishop. Dunn, G. In,her. A. Davis, H. Whitchurch. Z'llwood. C. Brown, A. G. Rider, b. Barnes, Latperd, Jupe, Tarrant, Bannister (3). C. 6. Sutton. 0. Ha>es. Ruflell, Hooley, E. J. Pope, Alexandria. Smith. Burl. Langhan, Dal ton, Redman, Redding. Woolfrey, Webb. Pelhtt. fee. —Mr. D. R. Meldrum, the bon. seo.. having rtsd the minutes of the preceding meeting, Mr. Councillor H. G. Dunlop announced that it had been resolved at tbe St. Stephen's Club not to adopt the Birmingham scheme (laughter) ; but on tbe contrary to leave the Conservatives free In their actions, to support the "
in their policy (cheers). — A nuir members were then enrolled, and other
Mr. Councillor H. Dunlop proposed the following fe-lohitioa (*itnilar to that adopted at Sheffield on Tuesday-at a meeting where upward* of 20.000 were present) : — " That thl* meet,, g Is sincerely deeirod* of peace be ng maintained, if It can be done coneUtently with tbe honour and interests of the Britith Empire ; and it con-* ders that tbe cause of peace and the Interests of tbe empire will be best promoted by supporting the foreign policy of her Majesty's Government, in wbleh this meeting r**pe«tfully expresses it* sntire oonfiJence." Mr Dunlop,1 In * speech ol some length, dwelt on the caute of tho present, complications in tbe ea*t. He first alluded to the serlou* position In which her Majesty'* Government were in at the present time, and he looked with extrewe contempt on those members of Parliament and tbe meeting* that they bad got up to deceive and thwart her Majesty's Government instead of givii them all the support In their power (cheers). Alludli _ to tbe retirement ef. Lord Carnarvon from tbe Cabinet, he said hi* lordihip bad gone out of bis «ay to speak to a deputation what was not tbe voioe and feeling of the Government, therefore they need not regret bis lp*s, except for the excellent manner in which he had con' ducted colonial affair* while Secretary of State for tbe " ' " ' \ i<.«i.. ...... .*
large number of Lfhcrali staling that the meeting would be held at 7 o'clock in the evening, but the large posters outside announced the meeUng for half.paat, and on the door* beii»t' opened Uie room wis found to be alroadj full. As to saying that that ifftingrepresented too opinions of the town, he knew a number of prominent liberals who were oppo*»d to'it.andwhowoaldvote for a Qjnserratire candidate wore an election to take plsoe
The Rev. S. Scott next addressed the me*^h*'ln support of the proposition, stating that be was at the meet, ing a* (he Victerlh Rooms on Saturday evening, and he could «*y for himself that it did" not represent the iown at all; on the contrary, It was a mere farce. Ho Debased that were a town meeting called, Mr. Boyllnghext ad rested the meeting, as did also Mr. M. Emannfl In a powerful speech of great length, tracing the cause of the present war from tbe commencement of the Crimean war. He quoted extracts from the London 'fitnet. previous to the commencement, of the iCrimean war, which pointed out the objcct Russia had then of robbing Turkey of her territory, and •aid if it was true |b«n It [most be also frue now (cheer*). He condemned, in siring terms, the conduct of Ruiria, especially in not sinning the'Armistice. Tbi, dilly-dallyinir was done te came delay, and how her army was within 30 miles of Constantinople. Tbe c, duct of Russia to» the past 30 or 40 years had aimed
else b-side* to he named hereafter, perhaps the Turkish fleet, wbioli it would be the policy of England to prevent (loud cheer)
Th- Chairman said he »
Saturday night did 1
• hand, the Com-- _.-_.._..-ts have deferred persons who are not 9t objeeta of charity from seeking letter* as they hare formerly Ttie Committee have had under their consideration the subject of lnere**1og the number of ,the aeUntr MePTn* the expression of .thank* already recorded with regard to Dr. Ctieesman. Mr. Oliver, and Dr. Hobiay, the Committee, leader their acknowledgments to Mt. I'avpe forhls opntltinsd services as Sorgeeni Dentist: ami a-raln expressed their entire ssll*faThe Committee announce with regret the retirement from their mimRr of %*=f*v. Dn Vwiyoa aeemmt of conUnded (II-health; MrTJluchsn also retires by hi* 0 wisiu aqTho Treasurar'l account fhowed (Inclusive of £71 13* 5d balance In hand from last year) receipts to the amount of £Sil #* 9d : and the expenditure (Including the purchase of 18s consols) left a balance- of £1*8 Is 3d.
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—The President. 1h moving tA* adoption oflhe report, said it ipoke.for Itself, therefore he should content him self by snswering any question lh*t might be put to him, —The Rev. Dr. Wright, in seconding its adoption. s»id ho could bear his testimony to'tbe way In which ibe Pmrident Society had been carried out. for which they wore much indebted to Dr. Griffin and Mr. Crew (hear, hear). There roigTit have been some doubt, -but notf there could"Be none k* to Its success in (be futures" He bad. therefore, much.pleaiure in eeconding ih* adoption of;the report.--Dr. Aldridge, Who bad ju*t entered the roem, alluded to the small number of medioal officers employed by the eoclety, which he attributed ..the f»ll ng off of the attendance of patients, snd hoped Ibe committee would reconsider their decition, a* he thought It impo*sible that three medical officers could do thf work that took twenty some fifteenfor twenty jear's ago.—Dr. Oliver laid he could not understand why thir question should crop up now ; how was It that It ~*
brought forward six year* ago ! as there had n ____
fix medical officers during that period.—Dr. Aldndge cohtended that there most be some reason for so large a falling off patients, teeing that they bad a much larger number of Inhabitant* now than wa* the case many
quite satisfied the meeting ... . - represent the views of the
majority of the people of Southimpton (hear. hear). A well known leader of their opponents had told him that no one wa* more to blame for ibt* war than Mr. Gladstone (loud cheers). Hs thought it their duly when they saw women snd children dying by hundred* snd thousands, to do all in their p-wer to put a step to this dreadful war. Their trade suffered enormously, wnd It was only right that they should have a voics in the matter of this war, and let the other power know sriiai England had to say In I bo matter, and be bad little doubt tbcv would follow the example of England. After a few other remarks, and *ome ob*ervations from Mr. Dunlop, tho re*olution wae put mnd carried amidst loud
Mr J. Bishop alluded to the proposed teiiimonial to Mr. Meldrum eorne two years sga, and proposed that a strong committee b* formed for the purpose of carrying out the suggestion then made.
Mr. Miller *aid Mr. Bishop had taken the wind out of 1 hi* sails. ** be had intended to move a similar resolution. He had, bow ever, much pleasure in seconding the nro-position and thoroughly endorsed all Mr. Bi hop had said as Mr. Meldrum had done great good to the Conservative «use end the town also, especially'at the Bosrd of Guanligns.—Tl,e.proposition pas unanimously adopted and | a committee formed for, carrying U la to'' effeot. • Other business basing been transacted, a cordial of thanks to tbe Chairman brought the meeting
yet re ago. and yet they had only three medical officers. —The chairman did not think the falling off had anything to do with the medical officers whatever. Three years ego they had great difficulty in getting mcdical officers. This qdtstioa ws* brought before the com-• mftteg the other day—that there should be six medical officers instead of three as at present He. the speaker, look a prominent part Jn the dUoussion, and said then as he now did, that the work of the three mcdical officer* had been well done, snd iu these three gentlemen hsd to poftorm the whole amount of the work under the new arrangements during tbe pest nine months, they considered that it would not be fair to put three o her medical gentlemen to take a share of tho work. If any gentleman thought otherwiie, he bad only to have a •pecial meeting called, and then the arrangement could be altered if the board so wished it—Dr. Aldridgo said the chairman'e explanation was most satisfactory, and was proceeding to address the meeting, when he wn* reminded by lb* chairman that h* wa* out of rrd r In sptakhig after he h*d replied.—The report and account* -*a then unanimously adopted.
The President, propoted a vote of thanks to the medical officer* and Mr. T. P. Payne. *lrgeon dent s', for the excellent manner in which these fc«nll4i Cntried out their duties during th* past ye .Aldridge said in order to show that be hsd no ill-feeling in the matter, he had much pleasure in seconding the proposition, which was unenlmously agreed; to. —Dr. Oliver said he had to thank them on behalf of the medical officer*, and trusted they might receive a similar
The Rev. Mr Steward proposed, and Dr. Palk *econded thi re-election of all tho officer* for the ensuing year, the only alteration being the substitution on the committee of the Rev. Bowden Smith, the Rev. H. H. Carlisle, and Dr. Griffin In the place of the Rev. Dr. Cajry, the Rev. 8. March, and Mr. H. J. Buchan, who bap re*igaed. The proposition was unanimously adopted.
acquitted. Mr. Rod well objected te tbe BIB that It made a total revolution in the administration of die law. sob-,v&::£
P*a*e«d by Mr. B„dwdlf Mr. eppoeed the BIIL b.t Mr. Porn th. Dr. Rencaly. end Mr. % Ourne* (the K--eoitl*r of London) supported It; Mr. Qnrmky staUng that his 16ng experteAce a* a judge .led him to p.e conclusion that jibe adoption of soeli a proposal w*aaeees»ary kr.gutting- as-the truth la many cases and provMBo* tne pnSl.hmeot of Innocent persons. Sir H. Jams* also r.-garded the Bill as a re tiled f, for a ffrbs* Injustice; But the Attorney General urged! *»veral obJ«-Uoha tdi|t.i It was the Intention of the law offloera to Introduce a measure on criminal law. which
Elfartgtmt Parry oet UA^bfset of tbe Appjrrnr* of the BIIL Hs suggested that it should be referred te a Select Committee, whoee saggeetlons might be utilised by the Government when they prepared their promised measur. —Mr- Ash lay accepted this ofT.-r. bu* the House wens- to a
The Hou'e of Lord« war* occnclod for a. goaslderable tine U;t nlgbt »Uh . dl^mrttm oh Bsstarp affits.
lmth**dmS* *Mi the meUoa of . the than, cell.jt of the Exob$^ier f ,r t&e supplem-ntarj .vfctO' of six mUlkm* for naval amd mllitarv perpo*.* *^ reanmsd by Mr. W. K. Forster, who raovad the amendm mt of which he h«d: glvM mott*. Th. Home eecr^wy UiowmL aad a hngUtr d*bat« eosBi-d. Mc. Bright aud Lord Aavdou Spoke at ft lato hour in the evening, and th, debate was adjourned.
The first annual ball'Mh connection with the Royal Southsmpton Yacht Club took place at the Royal Victoria Room on Tuesday night, and in every respect proved a
m the lowp^ The #n* old roam*, whic!^ hava been ih# scene of many sdeh happy feltivitle*,- were beautifully dec 'rated, under the skilful arrangement* of Mis* Targett, with fisgs of all nations, besides numerou* banners and bannerets, most conspicuous were tht enngns and burgee* of the club bagning down the walls, between which were numerou: mirrdr».-*nd thl* gave s churning appearance to the whole scene. Each end of room w«s carpeted and furnished with lounges, •*, tic., which for (bed comfortable resting places for Hie company"during the evening, and after each dance. Tb* ataircaa* leading *a &U* ball room svw oovred w|,h
whieh had been set apart for those who wished to en-Jof. * rubber|at whist and tlii* department was extensively pitrpntsed. That portion of the decoratiou* relating to the drapery wa* skilfully carried out under the direction of Mr. 0. Horseman, of the Hlgh-itreet.
1 P? M 1,18 tea,room ws* aWoUed to the
rr °t ; DarUwU. who supplied the refreshments, his being adorned wlih *r#ry dWMAbjr of the
ieason including two kinds of *oup«, patties, nAet and spiced beef, gelatine of veal. ban,*, tongue*, jellies, • fruit, &c., with a.bountiful supply of champagne :laret cup, and other refreshing beveragee, and it
comfort. Mr Targett's
Ifgs to see If they i
'■« decea»ed's feet and it I itlseovered that tbe

place, and on the return of Mrai 6rah*r*# wi
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anmethlng to that effect. I Insisted_________
which I Informed her.that I wasquSu,
flief objection. The covering on the deceased was wry in. sufficient, snd th* room was very poorly flirnlahed In comparison with the other parts of the house. On enqnlhng
to how she earn* by tbe bruise* I was Informed that It was owing to her teraner-that she had done them herself by throwing herself down stafrs-and that tho *tr*tchea on her legs 'were caused by crawling on the graveU-that lier, temper had been mttcli worse for the last three weeks-snd thst she bad thrown herself about more than usual. Mr*. Crabtrce also staled that' deceased had not been so wed the hist three weeks. She told mo that deeea.e,i had been with her a little more than a year, before which time she lived with Mrs. Loekyer, and left because thev wore always trvlng to get her to sign a will In b«r fsvonr —that when she came to them she was covered with vermin -ftfeat portWns of her body were q*lte eaten away—and that all her friend* and relations considered deceased mad, with tfce exception of herself and Mr Ciablree. Dr. (•riffiths then gave his evidence *lth regard to the poit-mortsm examination, and said on Tuesday. In ccnlnn--tlon with Dn*. Aldridge - ami Wade, house sun.-eon at the Infirmary, he made the examination, and found on the surface of the body * pnmber o(- bruises, which might lf,ve been caused by a blunt lnstr*m«nt or a fall down-sttlrs—chiefly,on the legs and arms. There we-e other marks' like scratches of a sharp Instrument—be auggested

cellent provision made for t string band was stationed in the orcheitra, n,.u the evening played the following programme : -
Operatic I Galop...
aw^wmT.n*. I KWK. —.......fWmola
Taodero Vatae............. Joornallsteo
.. ..... I'olo | Quadrille . Krcncb MeWle*
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number of alteration* in the Rule* were discuised agreed to, but none aa to Increaaing . tho medical ine .businee* followed, and a
> the .Chairman for presiding
staff. Some other rc nokrty vote of thanks closed tho meeting.

The snnusl meeting of this body took p!aco at ihc Dispenaary. New-road, on Thursday afternoon The president (0. Atheriey, Ksq ), presided, and tliere were piwant—tb# Kew. U. Strang*, 0 Steward. W. P. O. «pring*tt, and Dr. Wright, Colensl Streuon, Drs. I'alk, ,:-er. Griffin, Hobley. and Aldridge, Alderman New-i, and M*««r*. 8. J. G. Jellisee, 0 W. A. Jellico*, " (bon. *ec. to the Provident Branch),
mall, Esq., J.P. (secretary to the IH* pensary), who. having read the usual minutes, followed ith the annual report a* under i —
The eommlttee have the honour to report that the w
of th* Dispensary has been carried on with regularity___
•Ulcieney, under iUultervd circumstances, daring the past
of patients admitted by letters of recora-beeu 111), making with 192 remaining on KWKS at tt,e close of Uie year, I8r«. a total of tCSt per-who have received gratuitous aid during the year lit?, Independently of dental esses.
Of these there have been —
Discharged, cur.d^......... 131
., time expired. Ac,' Z 42 letter* not returned for dlschsrge ..., 382
payments of provident t ___________
been £»M 15s 4d, making, with Xjl Us 6< from the previous year—XA78 8s »d.
The expenditure. Including the balance t the acting medical staff In accordance with t
, . Indicating the
———> - . tbe Institution Is hsld arpqng the
various classes of th* community.—These are it* less legatv duty, by the late Mr. Garland, and £|* by the late Mr. Thomas Cliamberlsyne. These sums have bee* ln-
Upon receipt of the Hospital Uundsv contribution, tba utual Issue of letter* of reoc mmeudatlo6 to tbe eltnrrbf the town was mad*, the number Issued being 1*4.
,1°accordance with the vote of the last annual meeting of the governor*, the provident branch was opened on tbe lad of April, when the----*---- *
avoid this war last year, when Lord Salisbury ws* *eut out to Cowtantnople, but, unfortunately, be failed In hie mlailon, and the war broke out. The Turk* bad fought nobly, but, unfortunately, they had no generals, and w*rn obliged to a«k for terms from the Russian, which be believed bad been delayed by them on purpoeo : for now tbejr bad taken poe*e**ion of Adrianople, and »er* marching on to Gsllipoll, snd when there they would bar* complete command of tbe Strait*. As to atrociU**, the Government bad received notice that those inhabitant* fleeing from tbe Rutsian* were in great danger, and that atrocities.had been committed by the Russians equal to those of Bulgaria (shame). The present Government had doe* all In their pewer without indulging in a half-penny post card (laugLWr), and had asked the House of Commons for advice a* to the approach of the Russian army. Thev had *;,t the fleet to th* Dardanelles to ke«p tbe Channel open frea to all, but there w** an objection to tbi*, and the order had to be countermanded, and no one, b* was
w*ut down to th* Hons* of Common*, and a*ked It an advano* of money, and tbi* being telegraphed to Ru**ia sh* at *nc* showed ber hand. He believed tbe British Government would do what was right In tbe matter,
terms of peace propoeed by Russia it wit quite clear that she wanted to get to Constantinople, and en »ak* it a
. - ..-.a—at the cod of the first
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lions, and the be*ln*** of tb* Provident Branch bee. from
The Committee are not aware that acy ha* arisan from tb* operation of Ibo role restricting the •a* of Utter* ef recommendation to persos* In th* receipt
At th* weekly meeting of the '• Dawn of Hope" Lodge, held at the East.*treet Baptist Chapel Schoolroom, on Tuesday last, a presentation. of a v*ry in. teresting character took place, the recipient being Mr. B^ekwit' i- —i«-i—— i- .u- ..— .
•itted of a handsome .uu wuuec kmik, wis given to Mr. Beckwith by the members of the independent Order of Good Templars in Southampton ss a re-cognition of the lengthened and valuable service* he rendered in the spread of the principles of Good lplary snd the temperance cause generally, ha having occupied a very prominent position on the temperance organisation* in th* hood. The lodge room was filled, there being, in addition to a full attendance of members, a large number of visiters from the different lodges in Squthsmpten and the district.- B,#. Bpofnrr. L.D of the lodge, presented the testimonial, and in doing so. h<| said there were time* in the historv of one's life when w* could hardly find words to express themselves as orie would wish. The^.jrquld remember *n*e ten-mtiith* sg* the temperas* World was grlevid'ttj hear lhal their Bro. Beckwith was stricken down «ftTli extreme illness in the midst of hi* usefulness; and having b«sn partially restored'be ws* enabled, In a messure, to occupy his former position. It was at this time that that lodge—of which he has been so wdrthy and honoured a member since the latrodaotion of the Good Templar Order in Southampton—determined tbarsome ree ignition sheold be fsid h'tm'for his xeal*6* labours I- tue temperwceMA. A coaWtife warn dn|mlnt«d. which included Mr. Snoonrr, and the subscriptions' came in from lodges beyond the lodge to which Bn» Beokwith hsd been so distinguithed a member) He'thought It wfuld be unwise fur him td occupy7 their tiiMeahy longer, and he would; thbrelore, pre*pnt Bro. Beekwith with the testimonial then before him, and he trusted that it would be the will of Erovidenpe te *psie him to work In this noble temperance nitmment. and that
when their brother, fooled upon the festimonlsl j,, •sight remember that it was given by loving f,i*od* when he did dot expect it. Mr. Spoor,el- then a*ked Bfo. Beckwith to accept the hand*ometea snd coffeeser-vise as a recognition Ottits loag and valuableIsbeur* in eoanecllon with the Good '-Te'raplar Order, and as an expression of 'the esteem in which be was held by the members of the Order in this district.—Bro. Beckwith the* rose «* receive and acknowledge the pre. senUtion, and *a# greeted with immense cheering. He ssid Bro. S poo mar had remarked thst he wss placed In a iryiag position, but he_thought he-was. plsced in a more trying position than Bro. Spoener. ss they well knew thst it was much easier te present the testi* menial thsn It was to find words te adequately taank them for their great kindness In giving him such an elegant testimony of tbelr appreciation of Hi* services, and he felt be pould not receive it without ssyiug a few words in aokuowledgement. Jnihe flwuplace/lie' weuld thank the e»mmitief. He thanked, the** fr*m his heart f*r the sarnsstnes, they had displayed In thi* Wsrk, and especially Bro. Spooney

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Aa mU I* seen bel. *. there were aboo- 130 preeenk Uanemg emmewef at 10 o'***, *od kept up "lib unfl*gmg enwge until *n ^dvane^ bw. In »%* morning. One ai d «ll departing highly delighted with Hie rugnt s enjoyment. Great credit is due to the stewards for the excellent arrangements made »nd earned out hf tbem, there mo* being . einKle b,ich during the night to mar the proceedings. The, were Li« Vkorehlp the Mayor (A. L. MoWmoit 8eq ). .nd
J. White, and IV. II. Sway we, lion. eec. The following arc then\mesof,those that were present: —
dmlib. jun.. Mr! '
quite distinct from one another—tometlmaa two. thm>. and four in a group. One waa about 3 Inches lorn*, snd rirrular, and rould not have been done by a stick, bat mltjht have been done by a scratch of a fork.,
fa answer to Questions by the Coroner, .fury, and Sfr. Pag*. w-MMssald th#*erai*h*s might t,dv*W*mdo*ebf deceased, but waa-moat unlikely. Heenuld find nothing foe death, and he rould
In tho Internal organs
Sh* did not die from
starvation, and thore waa food In I _____
prematurely old. and death might have 1 either by gross neglect or ktjiss ignorance, lie could not u,
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dcrstand liow her luscaslblllt.-----------------„
«n*ed h^a fall, and must bar* beeo done by some Inatrc. of clothing. He was straek wlUtfha Inenffletency 'Next d" y
were more like blows from a fork tha^'ssreiehw!"^* -------------^hat^ Instriment they wer* don,
be*2 1 Stalrajlftiy hiTdlfimt tb "ak'
from tbe position In whtahUher
r. h*br.r' from wm* of the jury. urWsh tbe C w
sald bm could not allow). Th*brul**« mould for death., D* wss not sure of any Mason for death. As a * 1° tp0™* ih'i PfoP'e In Witness** position were better
V'A ifter and.bett---------------
found her In
and also a groin her __ _________
not n«qdlrn .more ear* than Mr. and Mr*. Urabxrea were able to glvoher Tim state In which deceased was might have been brought a bant M a short apace of time..' but her aatrema weskpem mm dumb*: bed b*ea noo** d*fur*mma
her abbot two yieaxi. but lef wttho* assigning any reason.
Deceased was In cood'health,
but wltmsw (bought ber m.__-------
Hobiay oanflrmrndburoplnhtK Decemsl wa* very eleanly
'111 ahout.two m.inths before r'— ---- ---------•
good deal of pwpony. bat ... wwwv. a=u uuvur rew any money out df the bank while llvlntf with witness, who had repeatedly adri*ed ber to make a will, but did not know If ah* had done sa Mr. Crsbtree took deceased home with, him to l|ve. and.witness visited her fpr a *hort eswed tojlo so^edaese sha was g#o**l^ Insulted.
at' Senthaiupton
*en»r«l cargo,, and a numerous c*mclement *
Tbe i>ECKA R—Caot. Vf. WllAgcrcd. »W sail from South.
aerwn. en h*v way to Bremen. «
RpW Grimm*. *Tflv*aat Socthampto*oa4*ii,:d*f. -..w

, sh* proceeded b
r. H. A Mosely, Mr. C. J
borough coroner. Into the circumstances connected with eccuutrlc. and when,she thought a he wa* In pain .,
for* doewr. who ausodnddtrectly, amil *g*lm f-gkd—on ha^arday momlug.
Tbe CoroiM*:fb,r*sru marks om her pMsom. Mow do
you account far those.? -
more thanws* nwo*eary—lm order to dress bsr. Wb*u doctor. ^ II i*j Dover * tree t. wbo was bsr sister.
bhe could dot tell whether deceased „
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to stay more than ,half an hour. Deceased i plained ol her treatment to witness, who nuv chance of asking her.
1* croee-Mamloatlou by Mr. fage.,^lime**
deceased left her *be had some vermin. When she visited her, deceased seemed cheerful, but Witness had no chance
change would do bur good. Mr. Crabtree might, op, member*It1*' ^***t day. but she did n
The Coroner was sbout to sum up. when Mr. fag, said he should like to esll two more witnesses, snd after * discussion ss to whether the Inquest should be adjoorrve...
Mra. Harriett King, wbo bad workmd fov M rs Crabtrco up till about a month sgo. . Witness had her meals tbsre. anddeeeaaedalwayibad her meals st tba same l|meas Mr. snd Mrs. Crabtree. She appeared'well eared for. and wa* cheerful snd happy, neter complaining to witness that she had been cruelly treated
Hy the Coroner: Witness had never seen her fall down stair*. She had heard Mrs. Crabtree tailing dec.sed to 10. but bad never heard any force used. After de-irtii with Mrs. Crabtre* a skort time she waa when she first came, being more cbterful.
for the manner in which be had spoken of him. They hsd had a long intimacy in that ledge and other places, and they had got oa v*ry well together in their woik H* thsnksd mq*t earnestly every member *f that and the other Udgesfcr the handsome testimonial they hsd presented to him that night; but what was morspleasing to him was thst inisngibls feeling which it was intended to express. Referring to his services in tbs Order, ha could only say that he bad daa* no mere than be and every-member *f th* Order had promi**d to do—to do all they eould to promote the Intereet* of th* Templar Ord.r and to advance the *su*e of temperance. II* ws* pl*as*d to s*y thst bs felt better that njght than h* for the mast thrs.ysws, and h. tk#L#k* that be might be able to go en and some day accomplish that which hs wanted to, and If he did all he wanted ts do It wsuld bs a graat deal. H$-had been, a' tsstotsllsr for •over ten year*, and waa msmbsr of various tempsr-
long a» hs could rslss his voice and posieesed strength hs should always do all bs could against the eurss of Societv-iotoxi*abU. 'Htfvingsgsln thank them R* gr*at kindness and thair appreciation of hie services.
And expressed their pleasure a the amity that appeared
'.'l^V T" four moo tbs In getliug hereleurof the vermin she had about ber. bho bad no one to help her. and she
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The witness replied that *ho did not know one could. She at first kept the deceased for nothing for some weeks, as aha had no mean*, hot at.last witness induced her to give up the name of her banker* (Mllford and Snow, of
jaift \n
KM In ber right mind, snd attributed her conduct to temper and hsracoentricltyj By a juror: I received tho Interest of her money—Xlt 1* AJaror"']/oi whom does tbe money go now 7,: I don't kqow. I never asked her.
The (Mroaer: There seem to b* some cuts above tbs knee. How were they caused ?
Witness : I don't kuow, unless they vera caused by her getting bar leg down between tbs Iron lath* when 1 wanted
eould not keep ber any longer, and 1 took ber.
A Juror-. I* It a fact that yon-would not lot your mother (Mrs. Loekyer) see the deceased (bee sister).
Witness: She did seo ber. but jvben she came tho de-osased was always worse, aad I told ber she could oomo twice a week Instead of three times. She took* oOooce
trhen?i°w" '**" Bontl1* •*0' bot hs wald not be positive wjtno*si So,we"dldnotT .
to oee deeeasodhV ^ ' Kdlehmrgb, said b* waa called Mrs. Crabtree said Dr. Oilfflths was there on the previous
tMirtStk* replied that ho was mot. Us found tbe deceased unoonsdoas, pulseless, sod very cold, sad be dls-
before be closed tbe enquiry,
Wednesday, when It--------
an>| often sloped for two or throe hours. He always
we*k* ago.amdsboapp#a^#dms*mll as could bosxpeetod of a person of her sge;.
a cpnslderable time, bbt H- d$4 mos think It had been thrbwn away, as ttls was an important enquiry, and one epou wbkhhe.womld glee tbsm the law. aud tbero leave ibejury toetprew tbejr opinion upoo tbecaa*. Hetbeu went rarefblly thnmgh tbo evldencd. directing paMteal.r attention to the evidence of Mr*. King-and Mr. Kroud. and he thoughsthe jury would give some weight to that gentle-mam's evidence aa be was unprejudiced. If th* jury thought that death was caused by. the treatment decessed had reeclfed at the hands of Mr. and Mrs. Crabtree. It was not enough to charge them criminally, but they must go fnrther. 11c then read th* law on tbe subject to the e-sSBpSS;
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ship malls. _____
werp and Liverpool.
T me_*f high w»t«r;,
ending February 9,— , ,
»37|Vkwky ._ 1*12
al.r th* Me n! tid«.
Patients admitted duties the weak. 63 ; ditto, dUcbar^rj 23.
From January 1 to January 10, 1878 .,
e and attention, a
i than bad been given
returned « verdict to tbe effect " That deceased'i death, bad been accelleraied by tbe neclect that she had received at the lianda of Mr. and Mr* Crabtree. Tho Crabtree'* were then bound over to appear
i Ton had to tie her down once t
ry, which waa adjourned until
PaXIXSULAR AND ORIENTA.L HTEAM 5ATI0AT105 r. from Southamptcn.
authenticated by th* name and address of th* sender. BIRTHS.
C.rfcr — January 29. at Milton Coitaa*. Priory-road, St. D«n;s. the wl:e of Mr. W. Carter, of a sou.
MARRIAOB3. Wink—tlicird.—January 29. at the parish church, Sari*. *ry. esw hmthamptom. by she R*v. a. garvev. Mr. F W. Wink, of South* a. to BHsm. widow of Mr. H. L. Ilioard, Depaty-C mmisisry H.M. Control Department.
11 'r d go. - January 10. in Loudon. Mr*. Catherine Aid ridge
Foater -January % at Oarllon ssseeent, Southampton. Elisabeth" wife of Mr. John Foster. *gwt fO.
Hog. — January 21, at Uplands, Woolston. the lnfemi daughter of Colon 1 and Mr*. Meg, Royal Artillery.
King.—January 28, at Coleman-strtct, Southampton, Mr.

ag*d XI, Edward.
. n*u-oommia«l*ned
The SIZAH-Capt. A. E. Barlow, left Sonthampto* >u Thursday, with th* (India mails. Sh* bad a large num. ner of passengers, and a full general cargo.
Th. ffZAf-Oap*. W. WoolooU. wdl.leavo Booth, ample* on Tho red ay next.> Ith the outward Australian mails. Letters, to., moat be posted at Southampton before 10.30 P m. on th* 6th Inst-, stoept those for Gibraltar only, which sau bemudod u. So Mm elech em meomom the day of Wlbg.
The ZAXBBSI—Capt. A. Bymoas, with th* outward ladla malls, will l*av* Southampton on th* 14th Feb.
Tbe,MALITA—Capt. P. 8. Tomlin, with the homeward =ad*. Wmmsgod at Southampton on Sunday.
Tba THIBET—Capt. J. H. Torbock. with tb* homeward stalls,-!* duo at Southampton on th* 11th of F bruary.
The IflNDOSVAK—Oaot. Rase 1 wood, with th* homeward =aU*. if dn* at Southampton on the 18th of February.
Th* TBHBRd.V—Capt. A. H. Johnson, with th* horn*warn stalls, is due at Souf bsmpton on the SSth February.
Th* PBSHA^DB-Capt. O. A. Whit*, with th* homeward nails, U due at Southampton on the ith ot March.
Th* SUMATRA—Oapi. C. Andereon, with tb* light portion ef Ih* India mails, arrived at Briudul oa th* 31st ulL, and woat on to Anoona and V*nlc*. Tb* mail* Is ft for Loudon at 7 aim. the same day.
for CW1*. Madras, and Caloutta. • i n.
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offloer 19tr, tlurwre. Royal Barracks. Dublin.
Pembroke.—>f»auary 21. at Upper B>naiskr-«treet, Southampton, M nw.rgn Petnbreke, aged 73.
T.ilfree.—January 24. at St Marys-place, Southampton, wife of Mr. A. Tolfree, aged 20. '
Williams.—vaauary *. at Wugwued, the Bar. Geovw Williams. B.D., vicar of Rlnitwood. H morary Canon of Wln-ohoster. and late Senior Fellow of King* 0«U*t«, Cambridge,
Hollowat'b riLua-Thcs. celebrated fills are essen-Jallv useful tn purifying the blood; cleansing the *tom*ch. iUy stimulating the kidney*, and acting a* mild aperient*, ow doses of tbi* purifying ~
■vumach right, remove sll billow
msv be tskon by puree us into* mo*t dslleat* iut* of health and with marvelloua offeot.) When iM*y*lem haa been
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