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THE SOUTHAMPTON OBSERVER AND WINCHESTER NEWS-SAT TODAY, DBCEMRRtf it 1S78.
A KKSoaCtTATioK.—Mr Beruat Osborne, «Uu tor-rnerly repreeentad Nottingham in Parliament. w«b present reoenUy at the annual dinner of the Liberal blab of that borough, and made *ome observation* oa the pr»«en» paoldnm of the Liberal Ptrjy- ....
L&wrmw at Yawakcc.—A l«ng letter whW« the Lord Chief Justice hu eddrateW to Bord! Pfntane* has been publUhed. The writer, pre*Idlt,g in the Queen's Bench, together with Mr Jartlee Metlor iseaed a writ of prohibition t«» the Dean of the Court of Arefco*, restraining him from enfotoing hie m of ths
Her A. H. MeekonehU. . Ia Kiting judgirsnt tuba*, (jn-ntlr, "Combe v Edward*." Lord Pen s\nee defended hie oonteace and applied en*e strong epitheu to the learned Jndoes of the Queen's Bench. The pretent pamphlet is Sir A. Coelburn's rejoinder.
8eco*D R/im Buric Vomjutbbbs.—Corpsorder* —The Orderly Boom hoar at the bead-quarters will eh open every Thursday evening, bet wean the hours of 7 and 8 o'clock, wbon the o«eer and merge ant on duty for the week will be ploaaed to. attand. — Ugxar Abbah*m, Captain Commanding. Head quarter*, Southampton, 10th Dw#mbe,. W&
Thb Rbcbkt iLunns or MnCocsoiLto* Bi&roBD. —It la with the utmost aai is faction i Hat we hate to annoar.ee that oar reepeeted townaman—Mr J. D Barford—underwent on Saturday laat a successful operation, under the akillfal care of Mr MLarahall,-of London, and ia t\#w progressing moat saliafactorily, ao much ao that he ia expeoting ahortly to return to hia residence at Southampton.
Death or Mm David Scott.—We hare to announce the death of the nbote-iistned gentleman from typhol i few, which t^ok place on Monday laat. Mr 8eott came to Southampton a* the manager of the Clyde Shipping Company, when that company aome few years ainee commenced tn run their steamers to and from thle port, Taking op their quarter* at the Town Quay, inatead of the Docks. where, under the management of Sir Scott* a large trad* baa been developed. Mr Soott wa* a moat eourteou* and energetic man. and had during hta aoujottm In Southampton endured himaelf to a large circle of frlenda and acquaintance*, and hia early death la much deplored.
Thb 8tbjlHER Pbirckss Alicb.—Sir Robert PhillL more. In tb* Admiralty DivWon, ga a judgment oo Wednesday in the notion brought br the Owner* of the Orwell Caatle. Tb* Court, which included two Trinity Ma*t*r*,- waa of opinion that th* Prlnoee* Alice Was negligently navigated, and waa therefore to blame for the colliaion. Th* Bywsll Caatle al*o made • wrong manoeuvre after eeelng tb* green light of tli* Prince** Alien. Both veseels war* ©onesqusntly to blame for th* cnllislorf. Notice of appeal wa* giran oa behalf Of th* Plaintiffs. . ''■
Too Shakf. — A firm of caelum* manufacturer* chsrgW a girl at the Guildhall Police-court on 'VCodnss-. day with stealing a marked sixpence. It appeared that a member of the Arm had placed the coin on the floor oft the ware-room, and then aent the girl to sweep the place. She said she picked up the sixpence, and before •he had dm* to delivsr It up a constants wa* fetched. The Alderman at 6oc* discharged the girl *
Thb Basb. Pailobb ai . Bbistol —A gentleman named Gibson died In Bristol on .Wednesd*y froW the ehock oo«*ipo*d by the new* of the swpysion of the West of England Bank. Th* manager* of ilie branches took their cash and book* to, the c*ntral office on Wednesday j many of them are shareholders, and it Is the* opinion that th* bahk will be resusclmfed. The e*cilo-ment in the West.mf England ha* greatly abated.
Good TgJtrLABT.—Ths Inaugural meeting of the Joseph- Clark lodge ef th* Independent Order of thl* body wa* held at th* Cocoa Rooms, St Mary'*-*tr«*t, on Friday. After tea a public meeting waa held In th* large hall, Mr W. C. Westlako In the cMr who said he wa* pleased to pre*id* over a meeting of the lodge which bore the name of hi* dear blend, and laid when he looked on the splendid portrait In their lodge-room he cou'd but wiah th*ra to carry on tlielr noble work, and follow In tho footstep* of him who was on* f.f tlia heroes in the Temperance cauae Tlie Ror W. VT. Perrin. in ad: dressing the meeting, congratulated the lodge on taking the room, and trusted. as bwded member*, they would continue even with more *e*l to carry oi, tlie work of reclamation as they bad previously done In the locality of ChapeL Mr Beck with gave a aliort and eamoat address. The meeting waa interspersed by song* and recitations, very ably rendered by the fopowing member*:— Mr* Chadwick. Merer* Ore, Beck with, Barnce, Hayward. Loader, and violin *olo by Mr Fowler. Mia* Houghton presided at tho piano. The evening waa brought to a clove by a rote of thank* to the chairman for prealding. and to the ladies and geniletncu who had ao kindly assisted. •
Thb-Mirni 6jsoeiu—The distinguish*.- *i..-vteur musical aodety, which baa adopted Ik* 0«r-.> • 'talent of the Troubadour* and Trourcre* Tor • .itle, gate a concert here on Tueaday evening at the aartlev Hall, in old of the newgt. Mary's Church organ fund,, aaaiated by IIerr Krerer and Mr L»hr, the honorary accompanist and conductor. The gentiemea of the •ociety. who are mostly connected with the " services," came from Portsmouth and interpreted with marked ability a scriea of part *ong«, of which Becker's " Little Church," Hatton'a " Clown'* aong," ami • Reichardt'e " Image of tho Roae " arc example*. Mr M. Cheane, the leading voice, wave an *hle intrepreta-tion of a Serenata by Braaa, the Eouli-b concertina obligato part being brantifuilv played by Major Tn«on; and Mr W. Murrell aang lllumenthal'a "Across the far blue hill*. Marie," and CapL Allen " The brave old oak." The concoct wa* numeruualy and very faabhin-ably attended, and a firet-rate musical evening was enjoftd by all preaent. Mr C. Fletcher, violin, and Mr 11. Sharp*, hatmunium, we ahould add, lent their able aaaiatance. The hall waa charminglv decorated with evergrrena and hothouse plants and fl«wera from Mr Kio*bury * nurseries, und presented a very attractive appearance.
Thb Kbmedt ton Aohicultoual Habd 1 :**«.— Farmers and men talk of each other in a wild unroa-on-able fashion. Tht*e recrimlnationa lead both sides away from the true i*,ue. It ia Idle for the lanourer tn look for the real root of the miachief in
the Engliab farmer haa bad various remedies for distrraa. In the old day* hia favourite expedient was keeping up the price of corn, by mean* of lawa which prohibited the entrance of foreign grain, yxcrpt at oner-ius terma. Now hi* detic* in bad times is to reduce hia labourera' wage*; and it I* even more inadequate than the first. Why not adopt a third and almoti untried expedient ? Why should he not look to the amount of his rent, and consider whether It woul^ not be more manly to ask for a solid reduction of it. than to battle with hia miserable labourers for » few copper*? Let him take out his lease—If he haa got one—probably a featful and wonderful instrument, drawn according to some antediluvian form kept in the pigeon holes of the local attorney, and let him consider wber.ee it would not be bo better to make a etaud again*! oneiou* and har*h covenant*, equivalent t6 an •nrrea>e , f rent. Thi* I* the proper and scientific remedy for trie prrprut condition of things, but the difficulty is that thi* remedy cannot be applied by the farmers till the exlatlng lease* expire, and that in the meantime there is great danger of a good many b*»k>uptclea. if the landlord* w,*re wise, they would anticipate the miachief. by either con-enting to retiae the terms of their unexpired leases, or offering voluntarily ao ne reduction of rent. There can be nothina hut disadvantage in ruining or even i>reAtly Impoter-ishinir, vond tenants, who made their bargain in a totally different condition of agricultural production. And thi* piocesa of impoverishment seems to be what mu*t happen over a considerable part of Lngland, if all the existing lease* are 10 run out on the existing term*. It b u,,p=wibl« to 'ear* en-mgh by bratln* down the ivretchei waees of the agr^rultural labourer, while it is very possible to lose much by that very undesirable piocra«.—Spectator.
of this commodious room, capable of irating about 300 The first of the Saturday and Monday; evening iment* took place on Saturday evening last, when a large representative audience were entertained with songs, r citation*, reading*, and music, under the ablo auspice* of Mfsr* Beckwith and Houghton, lb* variety oi th* k < v' fare (including Tmr Hot At MAIL COMrAUX'B NlW.. 8TBAMBB Soi.r> t.—The Boyal Mail Companv's steamship Solent ju«t Luili :it,d eugined st the iron shipbuilding yard of Messrs 0.«#id, Mordanntand Co, at Woolstoo, waa tried .t tl,« measured ml> in Bt-kea Bsy oo Saturday when a speed of over 13 tooU was attained. This vessel • which ism be employed is the o-mpany's IntereolpnUl
engine* of S O-horse power nominal; erf th*' invertod oompraod ea^aoa-eeodensiag typo, wilk oylindore and/0>o long w*p*oti»|y, mnd 4f» ntroko. "Fonr Uryro boiler* *opply the steem at a working pressure of 651b, independent of the donkey boiler, wbieb eapplw tbe windlass and wtnebm. The-res^l is brlgaotiw rigged, with iron masts scd fitted with p*w*rfol derrick®
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UK uun, ai|<» is*K iim ju»i Issued a tly-cti.Tipilel tid* table nf the Southampton W*ter, the detent. *to. Thl< week inutt pror* of great value to nautical meh, a* it giv** a fleecrn>«J»n and mark* the po.itl. n of each buoy between Southampton, th* Needles, and Spithe*!, rlib the time of high water throughout it»* year ; it also contains a very
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tlon to meat him at tlie Audit Hoa«e. on Sunday morning, and proceed to All Saints* Church, when a sermon will be preached by the Rev. A. Bradley, la aid of the Hamnehire Female Orphan Asylum.
Fisrt Hants AtrriLLear VoLUHTBgaa — The annual general meeting of the members of the let Hants Artillery Volunteer corps was held at the Drill Hall, 8*. Mark's road, oa Friday evening, when there attended Capt,Commandant %. Banee (chairman), Lieut. Chapman, F. W. Bee, Quartormsster Sergeant Sime (bo* secretary>, Battery Ser/*ant-Major* Wright, Hawkins and Acker, Sergeant Sanger, Esterford. Sunn, Line, Bleeman. and a large number of the rank and file Capt. Banee read letter* of apology from Capt. J. S. Pea roe who was n .table to be p'eseuL and ex p wed hi* regret at C*pL Kenvin'* long illnee*. • T|fc minutes of the previous meeting were read by the ueo secretary and *igned after which he produced the balance eheet of the oapitation account, showing that £' 06 I '• iOd bad been received and 6* td expended, leaving a balance o £11117* 6i Tl*e chairman (Capt. Banoel in movingf the adoption of the account said that the d*8ci*A Ban Babbbb.—At tb* CsoUal Criminal Court, a hmi,dre*s*r, named Wynee*. Wa* found guilty of having •hot at a u an with intent to murder him. and was sentence 1 to twenty year*' penal servitude. Tb* Prisoner Was fried and acquitted faac .year ■far tbe murder of
As ilsLccir Pai-tCB.—Th* Archduke Rudoff,-Crown Prncs "f Austria, has accidentally shot himself In the left hand, but I: Is not expected tbat the coaseqoen-ae will b* serious.
Thb Pooa Law.—Lo-d Hampton presided on Wednesday at the annual central conference of representatives of Poor-law Guardians. Mr T. Hare. Assistant Charity Commissioner, delivered an address on the use of charitable endowment* for the use of poverty, and Mr Llewel'in. Hub Sheriff of Glamorganshire, read aba per on »• Poor-law Administration in Time* of General I)a pre«*ion of Trade, or during Strike* or Lock-outs." Both subjects were dlspnssed. and a resolution having a bearing upon the* was passed.
Elbctioh Nbws.—The pollings! Maldonon Wednesday resulted in the return of Mr George Courtauld, ' Liberal candidate, by a majority of 141 votes.
(Sims as boo secretary, and a show of hands decided his favour. The following were next elected on oorpe Committee Sergeant* Sanger, Bleeman and Preedy. Corporal* Pearce, Helaon and Staden, Gunner* A. Brazier and Stillari. The u«ual vote* of thanks were given, iododing a very hearty one to the chairman (Capt Commandant E. Bsnce) which he suitably responded to, and concluded by wUhing all a happy new year, with this the meeting separated.
Guild or B. Laubbsce and 8. Psteb. - At a meeting on Friday of tbe member* of th* Guild, the Rev H, H. Persira in the chair, a resolution w** pro-posed by Mr J H. Orcliard " That the intellect of woman is superior to tbatof man," it* which be was supported by tbe Her H. H. Peraira. The opposition waa led by Mr Bane*, seconded by Mr A Bull. An amendment waa proposed by Mr Chorton, seconded by Mr F. Collis, andoa the debate being thrown open to the meeting, members of varione debating classes in tho town took part. On tbe amfevdment being put, it
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meeting a voto of thsnks to Mr J. H. tirchard for the able manser in which be hsd opened tbe debate, wa* proposed by Mr Bridger, seconded by Mr II. Glasspool, and carried unanimously.
Thb Gilchumt LectuBrs terminated on Monday evening, when Professor Duncan, F R S„ F. G S., delivered at the Hartley Institution an able address upon " The energies of .hs earth—volcanoes." Tbe Major (J;.B. Thomas, Esq.). presided ore* a rather numerous audience, and m introducing the lecturer referred to the lamented death of the ex mayor. Professor Duncan, showed tbat whilst mountains varied much in form, volcanoes were independant in their character, snd of one inrariablaehspo—that of a eon,
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wers of throe k*i'nds, those which were constant in their aotioo, those wbieb wore intermittent and those which
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were that tbe earth open*! And through the fissure tb* materials which formed the mounta n were ejected by tbe foroe of high pressure steam, fslling ariuud the aperture in ooaical shape. Tbe matter ejected by tol cano** consisted of lavs, water, sulphur, a great deal of hydrogen gas, hydrochloric acid gas and the flinty .kele-ton ol very minute creature* which lived in the s a thus showing a direct connection between tb* sea and tbe phenomena of tolcunie action. Kitinct tolcanoes were found nearly et.irywhere; active ones were never to be seed except in tbe neighbourhood of the sea Tliet were to be found all around tbe coasts of the Pacific, and were almost continuous along the west coistof -oath America but in tht Atlantic s ea ti.ore were very few. They knew that the temperature of the earth gradually increased in depth at a rate of one degroe for etery 50 or 60 feet. If itweut on increasing at that rat*, at toe depth of 40 miles the heat would be sufficient to liquify the materials of the lata. Pressure, "Loiterer, exercised a vary important influence upon the action of beat, and under the enormous pro»sure which existed at comparatively modornte depths, tbe cffecU of the heat would be very materially modified. However, tho introduction of the waters of the tea into a region so highly bested would bo quite sufficient to aooouut for all the tole«nio ph-no-msna. But h 'w did tbe water find accew there ? So far as the Pacific was concerned, they found that the bottom of that ooesn was gradually sinking, while the land around was gradually rising. Whon tho one motion was exchanged for the other, there was the line of least resistance, where the water would most easily ray, and it was along tlwvt line that they found ihe greatest volcanic activity. There was evidence tbat esortoirs of molten matter beneath the volcano*-* so lar.ee that their contents were affo.ted in tidal fashion by the sun and moon. Experiments on the Ice-Inndiogeysers which appeared to prove that highly heated water bad a kind of critical point, which it required very little to rouse into activity . and that little even tho percolations ef tains might be sufficient to supply. Pro feasor Duncan illustrated his lecture by some coloured diagrams of volcano* of various kin-Is, and at tbe close " i received a hearty vote of thanks.
WoKKMEX'd Tba. — An intorci>-ing gathering took place at tho " British Workman," Orchard-lane, on Tuesday, the 3rd Inst., when Mr and Mrs Ashhv invited iole of tho work people (of the firm of Hooper ..»ht/.j and their wives to a s-cial tea at the " BritUh Workman," Orchard-lane. About 150 accepted the invite, and a pleasant evening was spent. Sacred soups were sung before and after tea by Mist Candy and Mrs Parker, with pianoforte accompaniment. Mr Ash by read a letter from Mr* A«hhy, regretting her inability to attend in cor.seqbenm of ill-health, but hoping nil would be happy, and sending each a nosegay and an illuminated text.—On the motion of Mr George Parker (of the American wharf), seconded by Mr Ball (of the Northam Cement Works), a v»:e of thanks to Mr and Mrs Asbby
for their kind consideration f..r the aoeial. moral, and spirifusl good of thoee employed was carried with acclamation.—Mr Aibbv. In reply, said it always gave him pleasure to do this kind of time, and he also hoped they woubWmany times..........«_«»—----- *.«. «
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Hooper (of the firm uf C llo-per and Co.). Miss Wallis, Mi-s Hooper, and others graced the feast by their presence and sseisunce, and Mr Tayh full of anecdote? which w«a mush ani
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Rev Canon Wilberforee. and pomuu out mo excessive ; number of public-hcuses, especially in some part- of the •--n. and also urged the Important* of turning the«e 1 stings of entertainment to practical account by each seeking out perron* addicted to drinking and trying ; reclaim them. The evening's entertainment was I enlivened by two excellent temperance recitations by Mr Beckwith, secretary of bL Mary's Temperance. Society j two sentimental song* well given by Mr. i»od- i dridge, and a good Scotch song by Mr. Bishop, Sergeant Gray playing the accompaniment to the latter. Mr J. R. Smith addressed tbe meeting,living affecting Instances of lbs evils of intemperance winch had come ander his
Nevill spoke effectively on total abstinence and health, illustrating his aubiect from, but at the same time arguing against, moderation views recently set forth in ths articles in th* " Contemporary Review. A vote of thanks to tba chairman, performers, and speakers, closad a well attended meeting.
Litbbab* a»d Philosophical SoaBTT.—On Friday evening, at tli* Hartley lnatitution, the Kev E. Firm-
preceded l lm by some years In conjecturing some such origin for the stars. Describing then tbe views of the modern exponents of the theory be pictured it a* a grand, yet reverent. *tt*mpt_to ir.ee the operation* of natural law* In th* creation. ju*t a* we are daily tracing ib*m-»»itb more or Its* socros*. In th* government of the universe. Such an employment, he thought, must alwsys not only be leglUmate, bat tba very noblest snd bighsst of which th* human mind Is capable. Comparing tho nebular hypothesis with the doctrine of
reached to beaven, and th* Lord, the Creator. *Und above them. A o-rdlai rot* of thank* was presented to tbe re* lecturer at the close.
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THE SWINDON. MARLBOROUGH, AND ANDOVEB RilLWAT.
A meeting in furtherance of this *cb*me, convened by the Mayor (J. B. Thomas. E-q ), in accordance with a numerously signed requisition, ws* held at the Guildhall on Wednesday eveuing- His Worship presided, and a 3'flueniial deputation from Swindon, Andover, and Marlborough attended,consisting of thefollowing noblemen and gentlemen Th* Most Noble the Marquis of Alyewury, LordBruee. M.F^ A Godd-rJ. Ksq., M P . J. J. Gale«, Ksq fdirector). E. M. Browne. E«q (director), J. Dixon. Esq. C. Reed, Esq, M.-XJ. Waite, Esq (ex mayor of Andoter), Thos. Harrison, Esq. M. Musselwhlte, Esq, J. Townsend. Esq (solicitor), V. C. T. Brooke (secretary). There was a large attendance, and amongst those present were:—A. Giles, Esq, M P, Mr Senior bailiff Warren, Councillors 8, S. Pease*. J. S. Pearce. E. Bance, H. Coles, J Bishop. J Johns, and Q. Luirgley; Messrs C. Lauke.ter, A. J. Knight, G. Briftion, W. Bone, C: Horseman, T. C. Elliott, P. Stewart, J. Appleford, J. J. Burnett, J. W. Deal, K. Hart, K. Bell, J. Burch, J. Pautone, C. Hudiman, P. R. Domoney, T. Falvey, S. Sett, Sc.
The Town Clerk (tL S. Pearce, Esq) having read the notice enntening th* meeting, announeod a letter of apology from W. Oswald, Esq, who stated that he believed thi* line would form the connecting link between Southampton and the manufacturing district*. A telegram was also receited fr m the Mayor of And. over regret)ing his abience, and wishing the meeting
The Mayor. In opening the proceeding*^ was well received. He said there could be no question but that this was one of the most important meetings that had ever been held In Southampton, and thai the que-tion waa one of the most important that had ever o»-«n introduced to them (hear, hear). It waa a matter of vital imparlance. Southampton waa, in ita PTh« Most Noble the Marquis of Ayleaburv to address the meeting. His Lordanip ssid as cli lirman of the company h* came there that evening to ask thrm" to give their *nppoit to a bona tide transaction; to a scheme which had long been spoken of and wtlcb was onnected with ths direct Manchester line of railwa*. That line was originated by persons of this borough, belter known to them than him. It waa rrcomineudeo by a man vhoae name he hooored—the late George-Hudaou, and.who aaid thia line ought to be. and would be ma«le, although it would take a long time bulore it waa. and tint tlif line would have to he made by the InbaiiiUuU of the district through which it passed. George Hudson, »aid tho speaker, w*» > man whom he had known from his you h. and a more hone-t and better man jieter lited (herar. hear). II- bore hi*
implis like a gentleman, and hia mi«fortunea with
at decorum and sense (hear). Ho could therefore rccommend them a line whioa was especially supported by the late George Hudson. They all knew that through tbe casting a Ota of the chairman in the Home of Lord* the Manchester railwat acheme fell through. The matter then had to be po*tp-* through a large tract of country of which l.e wa* owner. The country through which it would pas* was most picturesque, and when tbe line was completed he should hope to welcome some of the Inhabitants of South-inpton in the *hades ol SavenakS Forest, of wbioh lie waa ivuer (applause). It would be most gratifying to him if ho could feel certain on that day-th* day on which io a* returned to Parliament. 48 year* ago—that be iliould he aide to welcome the Mayor and Corporation of Southampton within the portals of Savenake Forest
^ Lord Charles Bruce, M.P.. first apologised for not attending a meeting that was hsld at Mai borough some time back In connection with (hi* scheme. He had. however, great pleasure in meeting that evening those gentlemen who then attended from Southampton. He had also great ploasute in meeting their worthy rcpre-' i, Mr Gile*. and although they aat on opposite
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would bo found In different lobbies, both their voices would now be raised to " aye " and not ~ no " (cheers). Many of them he had no doubt had read the work by Mr Wallace on Itu.aia. It wa* there staled that when the great railway between St Petersburgh and Moscow waa proposed, the Emperor waa asked how be should like it made. He drew a straight line from St Peter, burgh to Moscow. That wa* law and the line was made •traight, passing through no place of importance. Now if they drew a straight line from Sou bampton to the north, it would lues right through Andover. Malborough, and Swinlon. In their case they had thi* advantage, vix. that tbe line would pas. through towns of great importance, and form a great und Important link in the r.ilway connection of this kingdom (cheer*). It might be in their recollection under wlyi auspi-es it w«» brst started. It waa promoted and supported by the largest landowners, and th* Great Wextern and &ouih-Wes;een Companies had entered into the most favorable arrange-miAiU in order to fawtftate tli* carry lug out of the line. The Chairman of the GnM'*Wera =*miany. Sir Daniel Gooch. speke most fatyrably of It and *ajd Ills Company would be glad to lieaH ot Ux«
line At the meeting then held there tivet from different part* of the coun interested in this line. There wer from the Secretary of the P. and O.
then made Southampion it* port, from the Nyth Ucrrnan Lloyd and the Royal Mail Companies Tbe mo»t important point with regard to tbi* railway and Southampton would be the connection with Manchester. This connection would not only be advantageous to this port and Manchester, but the country at large With regard
the line paying, he said that beside other traffic there _s a large college at Malborough, where there were tome COO pupils, and as tbe vacations were three Uuiee a year, that alone would make 3.600 passengers In the course of the year. He then read a letter from the bead master of the College, which stated that he took a great interest in tbe scheme and truited Southampton would be leady to support it by every mesns. At present the ■cbeme was In difficulty through want of money. They bad, however, the great advantage of having got their BUI pawed, and the only Bill thev now wanted waa for 'some dsviatlon from the original plans. They had don* all they could for It, and ill they wanted wa* some encouragement from Southampton, and he trusted that they would come forward and aid in this scheme, that •omethlog might be accomplished.
Mr Dixon (Malboroagh) commenced by remarking tbat Southampton had been pro»perout*in th* Boat and •till would b*, but lie prosperity greatly depended in the future upon He action now. In the courae of his remarks be aaid that tb* local traffic alone would justify them iq recommending this lias. For 40 years Southampton had , been looking for this northern connection, and now was their chenc*, for If they missed It now It might never occur again. Success was certain U Southampton would only com* forward amd help them. They hid shown tbslr confidence in Mr Gil** by electing him a* tb*lr repro-•entstiv*, and he urged tb*m to on<* more place their confidence in him and follow his lead to a successful 'iruilnation (cheers).
A. Goddard, Esq. Jfi.V, believed that tbe projected
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of EuglautL It waa tae lost li-'.k of tne chain whien was long a«o contemplated. He trusted that the epirit would prevail in the town *s at that meeting, for it depended an them whether this line was made ne not; they could not expect that the other districts wnald subscribe the money themselves. He pointed »ut the tnsay Bdnmrnzes wsich wtmfd aeew m the %»wn t»v this tine, and stated that good cOal wnuld ba brought her* for ia a ton tees. It wnuld alao stimulate trade in the town In many way*. He w*e *iad to see * many b.d already been eon tinted, and that tbe requisiiioa had been so numerously signed, and that tb* feeling wa* growing [that thia lin* waa the one to *uponrt. They only required another £103.000 to be*in the line, and he felt that if something waa not done In twelte month*, they would hate to abandon the scheme, which would he a source of great regret to him. The line could be made on more favourable terma than It soul^ three years ago. aa iron waa very cheap and labor alao. It could be made for aomething like £100.000 le«*. becauae they lud shsndoned the tunnel, which alone would affect a large saving. He wa* certain that the line would pay a good dividend, end if they had any , mi'gMage. he had no doubt Mr Gilee would ast tb*m
Mrk. & Pearce. in moving the flrat reeolntion. said he had been requested by the deputation te do ao. He first alluded to toe preaent railway to the town, and said he was one of the few who believed that the Southwestern Company did the beat they could, for tbe public, considering the limited accommodation. He further believed that if the projected line was made there would not be room at the terminua for It the work, and they should hate to bui!d a station aomewhete near the pier (applause). The great outcry against thia line wa* that it was not an independent one, but he contended that It was quite Independent, but if it waa not, there waa a way of getting out of it by South-ampton buyine all the ahare*. He pointed out that although the Great-Weatern were making a tunnel ander the Severn, and would thu* get a litt'e *horter route, that they would make no reduction in their rate*, unle** there waa competition. He felt very strongly that thia waa the riMr Lungley sseonlsd. ths resolution with much
Mr CouncillorBance, who was heartily receited, said he should be one of the last to opport any eclieine that would give Southampton further railway facilities. But before tbe resolution was pat, he should like to a*k tbe deputation one or two reasonable question*, which he had no doubt they would be prepared to answer- Before doing *o, howst&r. l.e aaid he ccild not agree with Mr S. 3. Pearc* that the South-Western Company did all they could for the accommodation of the public (hear, hear), and he wa* anxiou* that nothing atiould b* done that would place further power In the hand* of that Company. He then aaked the Chairman of the Company Brat, whether it was the intention of the directors when they had got the support and monsy of Southampton to sell them Into the band* of the Sooth-Weatern Company the Andoter Company did ! Next, whether intention of the -director* to enter into any arrangements with the South-Western Company in the matter »f rates? Became if they did the town would, hate no benefit of competition, but would be bound down to that Compeny. The next question w.a that ahould the Great Western Company wiah to extend their line at any time to Southampton, would the directors pledge themselves not to oppose them in getting those powers ?
Mr Banco intimated that should these questions he •atufactorilyy aniwered. he should support the liuo by etery meana In hi, power (applaoee).
Mr Townsend (the solicitor of the Company), in 'oring these questions made s lengthy statement ol agreement entered into by the Company, and tbe Great ' nth-Western Companies, and stated that Mr Harrison had been appointed an arbitrator for re CompatiTw. Mr Townsend'* r ply to Mr questions wa* to the effect that anything the director* contemplated doing with regard to this matter would have to ba sanctioned by the shareholders. Mr Bance intimated that hs was not satisfied with the
returned their thauos for *&, comu believing from what he had seen at waa meeung suae ih-y w,.Bld«tt "a good deal of aunoort from Son'h-ampton. The marqu's then proposed a vote of thanke
with aM^antiT.u "" *rco"ded b' Mr •ud carried
t.!!Lft?'TinK' **id th*tout of the loot
si
of Southampton generally, but more par ... •s.ng its railway faeUItiee (appl.ua,). i b.,
•hich w s mo.t orderly and uuenimoue throng

-w Monday morning. .
W. Aaderoon. arrived at Pee*
P O E T a Y.
01 December.
8- Tomtta. with the ontwing
" the #th tasC\
r Not. Jlst-Sth. left Sues c
THK OLD PASTOU'3 DISMISSAL.
" We need a younger man to *tlr tbe^roplel
The Deacons aaid. - We ask your resignation.
Because your'e growing old." The Pa*tor bowed hia deacon a out In alienee.
And tenderly the gl*om Of twilight hid bim In hia bitterj»ngulaO
Within the lonely room.
Above the violet hill* tbe aenlight * glory
Hung like a crown ef cold.
And from the great.church splr* the beH'a%*weet
Adown the stillness rolled.
Assembled were the people for God's worship ;
„ Bat la Ids stady chair The Pastor at en heed log. wnlle the eouth wind
Caressed hia snow-while hair.
A smile lay on hia lip*. Hia was tbe secret
Of sorrow'* glad surcease.
I. poo hia forehead shone tbe benediction
Of everlasting peace.
" The waya of Providence are most mysterious."
Til* Deacons grartly sold.
As woo (Serine-eyed and seared, the people crowded
About their Pastur—dead.
" We loved him." wr-rte the people oo tb^eoffln.
In words of shining gold ;
And bove the broken heart they set a statue Of marble white and cold.
S*w Ttrk Um Journal.
TUK KIK3T V O Y ALL., The drat tn I
KlUgerahl!---- . -----------------
Kre yet the warfare could be deemed begun. Tour pom were played, your duty nobly
Loud ring* the cheer—-The Afghan coward*
Our troops rush on with with wild vlfturlou*
The boomfng cannon drown* your parting
Tct soon around your solemn requiem* run.
hor vet hath aorrow drained the fountain dry. >o a adder fate hath yet thy tribute won. Claim each. O Kngland. as thy martyr son Let not onmournoi wfthtu their rufle gmve*
The first to fall.
SOUTHAMPTON COURT OP GUARDIANS.
s usual fortnightly meeting of the Guardians was held on Thursday afternoon The Deputy. President. Mr W. Bone, presided, and there were present—Mewr* W. H. Purkis. O. Lungley. D. R. Meld rum, H. Layer. W. Waters, C. Perreae, J. Bn'mp. J. Whitchurch, C. Wooldridge, J. James, D. Douglas, C. Qidden, and J. Clar^; General Tryon and Mr Senior-bailiff Warren,
The number of pauper* in the house at the present
Mr Domoney oiked that some more definite reply should be given to the question.
Mr A Gilee. who wa* loudly cheered, commenced by

geutlcmed had done bim the bee if they followed his (the speaker's) they would lie right. He had a right to assume Southampton wished for this railway, otherwise requisition signed by so large a number would not been sent In. The noble Marquis had commenced telling them that this was a bona Jide transaction, and jvhen he saw tbat t e Hill " sn obtained and that the whole of the laud had taken out the value of their land in shares, hey would »ee that the transaction was &e*a jide. In the course of hiaobservstion, Mr Giles.aid ne attached great importance to the traffic that would be brought on the line by Weyhill fair, which was held fire tune* in the mrse of a year, and he looked very much to this •affic for the support of the line. He mentioned that lere anineiimo* as many as 800 trucks load of sheep i one fair. Me knew many gentlemen that objected i the line. They wantedau independent one. If they wanted an independent line it must be brought in by ther railway company, for Southampton to find money [hear, hear) He did not believe that such ne would be of so much advantage as raott people believed. For an example he refered them to Poris-whrre the South-Western and South Coast line* tan in opposition for some time, but eventually

The independent line was It might be useful to Souhampton, but not to the extent many believed. Although he did n*t go ao far as one gentleman had. and *.y anything about their dock* extending to CaUhat Caatle, he would tell them that there was a great fiture before Southampton. He referred them to what the Dock Company had already no in providing further accommodation, and mam-nicd that the Dock Company bad olway* been in since of tho requirement*. Let them look *t the quay the end of the Docks, where ships could come in. drawing %0 feet at low water. Since tbat bad been made soveri.1 line* of steamer* had already made thu their port of call. Referring to'the que*tion* of Mr Bance, he said the director* had no power lbetu*clves to sell the it must be determined by the *bar«holders. The remark would apply to the other question* of Mr
_____j. With regard to the line paying, Mr Gile* ex
proseed hi* ifrm opinion that it would, or else he should hate backed hi* opinion so tubstamlally. lie pointed out how cheap the line might, now bo » owuig to tho depression in trade. He asked i who eter heard of a railway not paying, nt it waa one of those which cost porbapa 40. 50.
i XlwO.COO a mile. He mentioned that


he adtitcd them not to lo*o the preeeot opportunity. Southampton wanted this line they mu*t not *'
rye*, and open their mouth. („ cee what would them, but put their shoulder* to th* wheel and they would then see the reiulL He once more recommended them to support "this line at a cost not exceeding f jCMM (applame).
Mr Butterwright (one of tho deputation) then goto me statistics of tha traffic which was likely to come on the lins. At Wovhill fair be said that in WT7 there „ ore no le«s than 300,000 ihoep sold ; oter 5)0.000 packet* of hop* ; and about 1000 horss*. besides a large number of agricultural implements At Appleobam. too, there was auolber fair called the Dorset Sheep Fair, where about 100,000 eheep wore penned. Besides thl* there were tbe Donet and Somerset *nd Hants and Wilts Fairs, where an equally large number of snimals were *old. He mentioned that eterjrthing In the ihapa of a waggon to contoy these shesp backwards and forwards was got hold of. He alst. mentioned several ries oa the line, notably a large egticultural factory,
_____io timber trade In Gloucester which wa* th*
second largest in England.
The resolution
mP\V?C.%rhlte. Bsq (ex-Mayor of Andovsr), thsn proposed the following resolution: " That the ander-nientioued gentlemen bo appointed as a Committee, with power to add to their number, to gite effect to the foregoing resolution* Meetrs Appleford, 8. S. Pearce, J. J. Burnett, P. R. Domoney, C. Hardiman, C. Horsemwi,
l put and carried amidst loud
cnirPBitriBLo'* lbttbb in tbb prxss. '
Mr Whitchurch,Local Government Inspector, ard Dr Modd had down to the H«ute, and he was sen; for at bis own re-oue*l, and went oter the l>ou*e with them, especially drawing attention to tho alteration* that were in contemplation in the imbecile ward, and both gentlemen expressed themeelve* •atUfied with lb* proposed •Iteration*. They also vuited ths boys'and girls'school*, and expreaoed themielveo highly pleased with what had been done. It being more than they could have expected. —Several guardians having cxpreesed thslr Satisfaction with tbe report they had ju*t heard, the subject dropped.
The Bemotil Committee reported that during tte lait three month* 23 or 30 pauper* had been remctcd to their proper settlements, the expense of which bad been rather heavier than would be the case in future.—On 'position of the Deputy-preeidcnt, seconded by
Mr Bishop, the report »
The clerk read the following letter
Tbe Deanery. Southampton, Dee. 12th. IMS. Gextlixe>.—Mr Pope ha* many time* called for a naII rate levied upon tbe churchyard. I hate declined to , ly It upon the ground that I derlte no benefit from the churchyard. In order to keep the graa* down upon
mounda the chorehwardena permit aheep to be put In. for which they have received aome payment, which they hate uiK-d for church purpose*, but It ha* not come to me. Thl* either ba* beenor willercntaally be dlaeontlnued.matmuch * the mound* will be levelled, and thechurehyard resttired o than one-half of the churchyard I
thl* rate, that I may decide upon my course of action.
Basil WiLnxnroacE.
IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT. WEDNESDAY.
> House of Common* *at for an hour and a quarter only this day. Mr lUthbone moved tbe aecond reading of the Disqualification by Medical Relief Bill, the object of which is to orevent the receipt of medical relief in public hoapital* depriving persons of the Parliamentary and municipal franchise. Mr Gregory expresaed hi* concurrence in the principle of the measure, but •uggested that care ought to be taken to guard agoinit abuse. A general approval of the Bill WAS also aignlfied by Mr Mai ten. Sir C. Dilke, Mr Salt, and other members, and ultimately the second reading was agreed to. The Select Committee of last 8e**ion on Land Title and Tenure* were reappointed, and leave waa given to bring in *om* Bill*.
THURSDAY.
In the House of Commons the sdjooroed debate on the amendment to the report of tbe address was resumed, and oontinned during tbe evening.
SOn'EAMPTON POLICE.
(Continued from page 3).
Before J. H. Cookiey. Esq (chairmanJ. Alderman Emanuel. ~ P Perkins. W..H. Roger*, sod H. Ji Buehsn. JCaqr*. Dacaxai Ctitaurr — Henry Day, a chemist, of Nor-
-------- who ha* been before the Court on-----
occasion* for similar offence*, wa* again charged by Sergeant Curtl* with being drunk and incapable.—Mr Oook*ev •aid It was a moat serious thing for a chemist, who ha* to dispense medicine, to get drunk.—Defendant replied that when he got drank he *hut up hi* shop.-Re wa* fined 10* snd cost*, whleh he paid, and thanked tbe bench tor their leniency, observing that he would take tbe pledge.
SHIPPING INTELLIGENCE.
PSSIS8ULAR A5D ORIENTAL VTEAK 5AVIGATI03
The THIBET—Capt. J. H. Tor bock, with thehomewora
line would be invaluable to South -r
Mr T. Falvey support*! the proposition, believing that
the propossd Una was the oo* to support. _
Mr Bead (one of tbe deputation) proposed That the resolutions passed be printed and circulated, and in-
**Tbfs' wu "seccwUdbT" Mr P. Stewart, who bsllsved that It would be to thslr Interests to support this line by •very mean* tn their pow*r.
The resolution woe carried #*# du.
Mr Bancs, In proposmg a vote'of thsaks to ths'dspu-
"HalisSSSSS
never conssot to sell tbk* line to another company (hear,
°Tl» r* solution was seconded by Mr Councillor Bishop, J k%S1uBoSii*m%m' on the XW of DeeomW."™ AhwVhieb Mr W' I" eel the Msrqnls of All ibury Jdwm wSl&mpton w*theWth%
°*lho ^KDOSTjIS—Oait. Rasel woodj with _ _ _
it, with the oat ward India mails.
and the moth ..\to*r ah'eh Mr W I"

omiU. arrived at Bombay em tbe I
HOYAL MAIL INDIA t
T*e prXLV-Oapt. /, Lawt^ ext_____
Wodueedoy. wtth p
Waot Indies, left SonthaniDtoa a
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gees an 3 freight
18th alt... arrived oat at St. Thommt'o ______
Bteeii and Biw Ptals Lsae.
trom Southsmptea
J**?*': tbo 2ith liet. with the jhima"sidRlrw Km malls. Letter*. Ac., can be pooled at Soothamptoa uv to IS e eloek at nnnn on the day of solllae.
The — [apt. J. Bruoe, with the homeward
Bratll and Riser Plate maila. Is expected at Ssnthaaictea en tbe 17th December.
Tte, *Wp*G(»-Copi. W. omiw. wHb the and River Plate maila, la ox pec ted at Soutbampton on the
, will sail from RjutJv-
freight for Monte Tid so and Bnono* Ayr**,
h«_way to Ike 6ap*.
The TKXTTOX— Capt. S. R; P. Oala**. will leave Soati-araoton on Saturday mornlag for OawaSewa. with ahoet StO ofleeni and men of'bo 2nd bat «th (Eiog'i Own) Regiment, for service at tke Cape.
The AS'GLIAS—Cap I. R. M analog win sail from South-
The &TXAZX-Ca;4. H. Bollard, with tba homeward
W.IRTH (1RRUAIT LLOYD STBAU snip COM PA ST *S* Tor* lAn,.
The I>O.V.t 0—Capt. R. Bnsains, from New York, ar-""" Wodaeaday. on ber way to Branca,
r It let at iSou thorn ptou_______________,,,
with a large_nnmber ofpoaeeoger* and a full cargo, hating landed the Southampton portion of which ihe proceeded
lion nt SoiUhamptnn oi Tlis XECKJll— Capt. W. WiUleemd. from Soutliamptea,
, from Havana and
and left for Roll. '_________
Tho SORRENTO—Capt. JMsUiw, from Jfew York. 1* ex peMed wNwmthamae^ nw tho UA InaL
The HINDOO—Capt. Srepi.cn*,fromSouihampton. arrived at Boston on the 8th Inst.
SETRiytLAXDS 9TbTMSR'P COMPANY. The PHI.VS KA.V ORXXGE-CapL tan der Bprtnk*U left ' Tuesday, with passengers, cargo, and
Ratatla. Ac.
The UADURA —Capt. H Onlamann. will leete Sonthamp-
pt«n on Tossday. the 3l*t December, w
1 Itressn, fenm Catavia, for
RnTTYRDAM LLOYD.
rl freight f»r Batavla. Ac.
Wednesday, for Waterford. Belf.ut. Gla»gow,
left doutkiiinptou en Saturday tor Cork.
LIVERPOOL, BRAZIL. AND RIVRR PLATE STEAM- ■
warp and Liverpool.
after tlie second tide.
•i about two hours after tho time s about three hours and a hal
BOOTHAMTTO* OWPMaAKY A*D PBOVIDMT
Vuitors tor Dccemher—Colonel 8 tret ton and Dr (Irifiu.
Wttxiax Psaac*. Resident Dispenser.
gourmAMrro: miiLow aown.
Somber of bad* occupied for the week ending December I |l-. 1673 ™ ~
Pioui January 1st to December 11th, 1878 _ ... 5-51
BIRTHS, MARRIAGES/AND DEATHS.
Nones.—In order to ensure Insertion of Births. Marriage* and Death*. It Is necessary that th»y should be property autb.atiualfd bv the name *nd addreae of the sen.tar.
Cole.—Deoember 8. at the Rorsl Pier Hotel. Southamp. ,n. the wire of Mr W. Cole, of a daughter, Al.lbom.
McFaddea.—Deoeaj ber 9. a
ark-nlwe, Northam road.
_______________ at Eli by Rail, Eases, the wife
ef Robert Rand Momford, ol a sou.
MARRIAGES.
Enowlton.—D*cemtmr_10, at Bridgs-oourt, 8outh»a p'or, UpjnjtJJoal ham p km Uoet,
itle,' Southampton^ Ulsabsth,*' wife cf Mr Waiter Q,
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