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,n i ibis is lb* way it it worked:-Every favourable night,
,k.« ia. when the ground is wet, sereral men ere sent apt ■ of till neighbourhood.
that i., when the ground I* wet, rereral m*n "rewnt ant
ririout kinds. inch •• tb*oookipur, thelobor dew.worm, snJ ring-tailed brandling ere caught The worn* ere ,1, animal* we ere told, end the men We to be very cautious, for on hearing the *l,ghto*t fooUtop. they en apt to pop beck into their holee The worm: ere brought homo ead pieced in properly selected field-race*. A newlv CTUght worm ie very tender end delioete, end ,asily breaks up when eUeched to t hook, but when the fvmer has properly, educated him he is U tough me a piece of indie-rubber Worrne canoet be kept longer then a week, am a rule, »o before that time the farmer packs them up in light cauva* bag« and eeade them to market, where they are sold by the thousand or the quart—from '•CautlFi family Ua?mane,
SOUTHAMPTON Doc*. Ooxpawr.—The report of the director* of this company prseented at the half-yearly meeting of eharaholdere, held at the oflcM, Bishopegate-street, Loadon, on Wednesday, was as follows ' The accounts now submitted to the proprietors show a net retenue, after payment of the internet due the 15th October last on the £A percent preferential stocks of 1803 and 1876, and after making provision for interest payable on the 15th January last, on the debenture oapitil, and on the debenture and preference stocks, and after pay. ment of all working expenses for the half-year ending 3lst Decembers 1877, amounting to £0918 13s 3d; add surplus brought forward from last half-year, £7 6 ls5d, making £7S&1 16sId. From this the directors recommend that a dividend be declared for the half-year of £2 per cent, free of income tax. payable on the 20th Inst, (being at the rate of £4 per cent, per annum), amounting on £301,577 ordinary stock to £732118s ?d, leaving a surplus to be carried forward of £363 it?*. The gross revenue of the Docks for the past half-year, as compared with the corresponding period in 18r«, shows a favourable result Ne-e Grar\ng Dock Wort*—'The Engineer reports—' The works of the new dry dock have been retarded by the continued settlement of the sea bank and >tion of the tide da: _ .
The beach.was, however, repaired ia a/ew days, siaoe which time various lengths of the foundations haft been got in, and the work is now making as much progress as the natare of the soil will permit The expenditure to the end of the year has been £34,000, of which £ 14,000 is due to plant and materials on the ground." .The debit balance against the general repair account being heavy, it has been considered ad vis. able to add ka<$ * further sum of £1500 to the amount usually placed m of that acoonnt The reduction of tl^a rate«reet on the mortgage debentures falling due on the 15tls January and the 15th July in this year has engaged attention, and some of these deben-turo have been paid off, and the remainder will only be renewed by the holders accepting 4 per cent interest The money will be re-borrowed as required At this meeting four directors, vie, Mr. Steuart Macnaghteu, Mr. Eden Colville, Captain J. O. Johnson, and Vice-Admiral Lord F. U. Kerr, go out of offioe by rotation, but were, ie-docted, as was also Mr. G. F. Leeming, one of the auditors
lion, but beipgEligible offers himself for re-election.
late Conference af Poor Law Guardians, held at Southampton. to consider the question of the desirability of esUbliiniqg. a training ship for pauper boys on ths south coast took place, on Monday at the boardroom of Southampton Poorbooee, when there were present the Earl of Eldon, Mr G. H. Bond, Mr Wvndhara 8. Portal, Mr. T- Warner. Captain,C. W. Andrew, R.N. Mr. C. Crew, Mr. J. 0- Scales. Mr W. Douglas Dug. dale, Mr. Da R Meldrum, General Tryoa, £.P, an' Mr. Junior-Bailiff Warren. Mr. Wyndham S Portal was voted to the chair, and a telegram was read ft m Mr. Baldwyn Eleming, Local Government Board n« spec tor, regretting his inability to attend the commi l## on account of illness.—The Chairman reported to ll# meeting that a bill had been introduced into the Hoi ;# of Commons by Captain Bedford Pim. R.N , for the pi r. pose of affording facilities for establishing training scbot. a in each county with training ships attached ; and tb I in ths Bill introduced by Mr. Sclater-Booth, on lAhs f of the Government, there w** a provision which would enable County Boards to establish training ships — After considering the subject the committee unanimously passed the following resolutions 1—That this com. mil to*, composed of representatives of eleven Poor-Law Unions in the south-eastern district^ having seen it is the intention of the Legislature to give power to the County Boards to establish training schools, or ships, trust that tht Local Government Board will press this clause, as they are unanimously or opinion thst such training ships are earnestly needei. 2.—That a copy of this resolution be sent to each of the borough and county members in Hampshire and the adjoining counties requesting them to give their especial support to clause 21 of th* County Government Will for promoting the establishment of training achools and ships. 3.—That this committee do adjourn to Saturday, the 8th June next at the same time and place. . 4— Resolved—that the thanks of the committee be given to Mr. Wyndham S. Portal for his able conduct in the chsir.
The Sooth-Westebn and tii* Sausbcht and Yeovil Linz.—Utrepath'i Journal, commenting upon the terms to be given by the South.Western Company for ths Salisbury and Yeovil liae-for every £100 of the latter stock the South-Western giving £200 of their ordinary stock worth at the preiont price nearly #150— Fays:-We cannot dispute that it would have been better for the South. Western to have purchased the line years ago. when the dividend was far less than 11* per cent I the dividend for the year 1876), but in giving the present price the Scuth-Wa tern are only paying full value for ths line; also, they, tlia Sooth-Western, are large recipient* of the benefits they bestow, for out of the total ordinary stock of the Salisbury snd leonl, amounting to OM.7W, th* South. Waatarm hold *a mnnh w fim.900. mad only f 1M.8M k In tha h» - h# puMw or ordinary Salisbury abd Yeovil sh« ■ r*. lh*
Booth. Waatarnraoaiv* tha Ugh pn».
f 199,900 of tha Smlkbwy and YeorU onlwwy thay Wd.
Tit ™8outm Hsnts WaT*i Compant.—We under-Stand that all the shares in tlii« company, of which Mr
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Bong.—- EsmSrslda." Mrs. Sharp.
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at their Hei
and th"biu w^proKw^hungjr^ banUog aW gTeeni. while *
Jenatnm. and Hickman
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credit upon the Yolunteera, eonQwaM. as they were, of
raslon or attterwlie. and ha bald It was highly Hooourahle to every man wtin hud taken op arm* foMhe defence of his aoootry. These gallant young mm. ha eonteaded. hid a tight ta expect manh mora sapport thsn Uiey got from thoao who had anythlng-at stake In ths country febeerr'
astonished sea Uiat the Voloatners bad held together long with so little support from tha public purse, and the Volunteer, had a rlsht to expect more support from the Government (hear. hear). In referring to shooting he ssld that man might be thoroughly disciplined snd drilled, but that woatd bepjrfeetiy uaeless unless they were proficient
each recipient comlag In for a sbsra of applause. Tbey -rer* as follows;— .
Private 8hW. so potnta. £ls lo. -Town Prise sad Badge.
Lieutenant Abrahams, ta, £« — Licensed Victuallers'
Amey. it. £3 ISs-OrpwaUon. '
3 13s Sd—Local Praia
Llentenaat Psrklus, ««, Regulation MacIntosli-CapUIn
Terrey, *# £3 U— Lieutenant Hickman. Lance-Corporal Oodden. «0. £ags-a»aff.3urgeon Qrlffln.
Private Davidson, sllrtr wateh—Captain Pearce. V.A. Corporal Tinkler. I». ernetsUad-B.O.
lHvate Wln«tantley,6S,etaratcup—Lieutenant Perkins. Sergeant Waller. 17. tea pot—B. O.
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.. Orandlson, 57. £1 Is.
Prlvste C. Lsne. 6T. £1 Is.
Corporal Uulr, 88. one gallon of brandy. Mrs. Qnllter. Colour-Sergeant Orandlson. 6S. half-dozen port wine, Mr.
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p Private T. IVhltc. i». pair of vaaoi. UW ars. Hughes and SejTreant Boarka 55, apnldea pheto—Mesirs. Adams and St. a cup—X. Barlow.
i guinea album — Messrs. Gulch and
Is—Mesirs. Brock and Sergeant §llght *% breakfast crn«t—Mesirs. Sanby and
Lanea-Corporal Moore, tl, I
f dozen port wine. Mr.
. . 0.18 gallon! of ale-Mr. J. niteh.
Private A. Newnam, «9. hotter dish—Mesirs. Mlllward
1.18 gallons of ale—Messrs. Ulne
Private Bmytk Lance-Corporsl Andrews and Hu....
fiergaant Darling.47. silk hat—Mr. J
c of groceries-Meiifs.

^ ^ - n«l*. 43, season ticket muile ball-Mr. J. YV. Corporal Bugden. 43. a bottle of gin—Mr. Carter. Lance-Coroorat Klenz.43. toilet bottles—Mj Baker. Private Corbln. 43. a book—Mr. Gilbert.
The distribution over. Captain Keani resa to pre o a a >t* of thanks to the rtouora nf prims and aoh*aria*ra. He _-4 U lhank the puhl'O of 8oath\mpt^n for the nsnner In which the volunteer movement had been supported. The movement iprung from tru* patriotism, a pat-lotlsm which freemen always felt, and which was also dlstrib ited more or le«S to every member of mankind. In those troableioma times, when we might very likely got embroil-d In an Eastern war. the volunteers ought «o be incpr.rted. and ha assured the«e who supported them, that that inpoort ihonld not W* thrown away. He then proposfd a vote of thanks to ' nors of pursuan t iitucribcrs. which was seconded by _ __ oant Bnayne, who mentioned that this »oir wa« the largest prize list thsr had bed. Which he thought was a great
the Corps. The resolution w
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then put and carried.
Captain Harfleld next proponed a vote of thanks to Major-General Lacy, for his klu lnees In distributing the
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•re grateful to him for the Interest he had taken from the formation of the Corp*, snd he ssked those present to Join with him In "lacking Major-Oeneral Laey for distributing the prizes.
This was briefly aeconded by Capt. Abraham, and carried unanimously.
Msjor-General Lacy briefly responded, observing that he
as happy to lee his old Corps arrived at such a itate of
Capt. sicoltonnext proposed, and Lieut. Perkins seconded ---- -l-.-V. 1' IVM.« II. (.110
A qaarterly meeting of the Council was held at tha Audit Home on Wednesday afternoon. The M«yor(A. L. McCalmont. Esq.) presided, and there were present the SherilT (O. T. Harper, heq.). the Senior-Baililf (Mr. J. D Barford); Aldermen Huianuel. J. P., Dawjon. McCalmont, Newman. H. P. Aslatt. Pa-acnger. and Lomer; Councillors J. Whitchurch, 0. P. Perkins. J. P., W. U. RoKara.J P., H Abraham. 0. B. Phlppard. J R. Wast»n, W. H. Davis. T. Cleveland. H A. Linford B. Bance. J. Miller, T. D.rtoall, W. Furhsr, J.P., J. R Le Peuvre. J.P , R-Driver. H. 0. D.inlop. J. P., S S Pearce, J. 0. Parmenter, J. J. Johns, and W. Cooper.
A letter was read from the Rev. AsHton Whltlock. M.A.. vicar of Holy Rood Church, thanking the Corporation for attending that church on Sonde), January
bad received a notice of the annual meeting of the Association of Municipal Corporations, to be held at the Westminster Palace Hotel, on Thursday, the 14th of February, with a list of the subjects to be discussed at it It Was resolved that the Mayor, the Sheriff, and th* Town Clerk, attend the Conference on the 14th iniu-A letter from Mr. 8. M. Emanuel. J P., Chairman of the visiting justices of the Southampton Gaol, Hated that Mr. Plopkton. who had been chief warder for a period of 22 yiars. had informed them that h* had made application for the appointment of Governor and had e.ked tlietn for a testimonial. As Chairman, Mr. Emanuel stated that he had been empowered by the visiting justices assembled, to express the perfect satisfaction they had ever felt at the conduct of Mr. Ploskton and tha manner in which he had at all tlms* performed tb* duties of his office. They had therefore great conddeno* In recommending him to the Corporation's most favourable consideration for the appointment which was sought at their hands.—A letter from Major-Oeneral J. Baylor, of th* Ordnaac* Survey Office, stated that he was directed by Lieu'enant-Oeneral Cameron toacknow-ledge the receipt of the letter of the Town Clerk, relative to the aid rendered by the officers and men Of tb* Roya'. Engineers under bis command, in extinguishing the recent fire in East-et.eet, and to acquaint him that
been paid to the Borough Treasurer. As Inspector KdarSaSalanf FoodandDnwaA*,%ha4.bWmad samples of Spirits for analysis, and it hsd been naceeaary
f irther disensa the question.—The Mayor expressed the
any one it »i« usual to give notice of It - Alderman Emsnoel skid ha hrongbl forward no chafga— he only asked a queetlou.—1Th* aubj *et then dropped.
The Finance C>i4mlttee reported that Ihey had structed the prnprietora of the Drill Hall, St MarkV r>ad. that In future the committee would n^t sanction ap.rment exceeding £5 for tha hire of tha hall atihe 8 . Mary's elsctiona. Tha same committee reported that in view of the probability of the Government taking posseasion of the borough prison on the 1st April, 187d, #h*y were of opinion .that It was not advissble to re commend the Corporation to make any change in the officer* of the prison at the present time. Tha sains c mailt"ee recommend* I the Corporation to a**ent to tha proposed reduction of the tonnage duel to a Uniform rat* of Id per ton. as propo*ed bJ the Harbour Board. The same committee also reported the reoeiptjfrom Town ."a-geant J. Candy, of an application f&r an increase ef ••lary ; but that officer having at the request of the ooiq m tee, submit tod a statement as to his duties, salary. • nolumenta, tbey were, unanimously vof opinion that they would not be justified In recommending tha Corporation to socada to his appllcatldn. Th* sam* com-m ttee likewise reported that they bad Instructed the borough treasurer to prepare and submit at their next m -et;ng a statement of all rents and arrears; distinguishing the amounts due in connection with the number and situation of the lots on the Marsh Estate. The same committed a number of biHs which they recommended fny payment including the following items:-£87 5«6d *-M •. Cox well,, payment* in rr ipect of prosecutions at t Michaelmas sessions.and £15 Ms I0<1 fses and disbun ments at the same ; £22 10s 2d to the committee of the Hants Reformatory for the maintenance of boys ; and £51 3s 4d to Mr. E. Coxwell, fees and disbursements at Inquests. An account of dS128 18s lOd was presented by the Town Clerk, expenses of preparing of Parliamentary vowm" 11*1 fn, lha fanr 1877 & oommlMra re-commended ths allowance of the acceunt and to certify that ths sum of £111 16i 2d was payable by the Guar, dlans, and the residue by the overseers sf the tytliing of Portswood. An item of £100 further advance to the School Itoard for its expenses up . .to March 25th. 1875, was alio recommended for payment. —Mr. Le Peuvre. In moving the adoption of that part of the report, said the only thing he need allude to was tb* iarhour dues, which the Harbour Board
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weflaffo'd to mkke this reduction, and the committee nnsuimously recommended the Corporation si bondholders to adopt the report—Respecting the applicition of Town-ssrgeant Candy for an Increase of salary the committee did not think it advisable to recommend an increase to his salary. —Alden an Paissnrer enquired the amount of bonds held by the Corporation from tlie Harheur Board.—Mr. Le Peuvre could not s»y. but it was only a small sum.—The Town Clerk : It it £200.— Mr. Davis then seconded the adoption of thil ptrl of the report, which was sgreed to.
The Finance t.'ommlttee reported that the Town Clerk bad forwarded to the Secretary of State the resolution of the .Council confirming the recommendation of the Justices that tha salary of Mr. J. 8 Eldridge, magistrates' clerk, should be £950 per annum. Inclu-ive of clerks and disbursements. The Secretary of Qlate, in reply, complained that the statement of fees received by ths clerk during each of the last five years had not been forwarded to him. T(ie Town Clerk requested Mr Eldridge'e immediate attention to the subject, and was Instructed by the committee to write again, and requsst the forwarding of the return at the earliest opportunity. At another meeting of the committee a letter was read from Mr. Eldrldgs, staling that he was preparing the return, which should he sent without delay. A sub-
nmitte* was appointed to confer with the Justices as
the beet mode of carrying out the previsions of t' e Juitices' Clerks' Act. 1877, relative to the feet to fce paid to the Corporation, and the proceedings of their joint body, ss alrsmdy published in the Obstrvf a w„ek or two since, were submitted for the approval of the Council.—Mr. Le Feuvre, in moving the adoption of this part of the report, paid the Justices'-Olerks' Act for paying clerks by salary instead of by feea came into Operation on the lit inst., and all finoa at the police, co irt would now com* into the borough funds initead of going to the magistrates' clerk, as was the csa* before. A sub-committee frAm th* Finance Oqmmletee met the magistrates, and it ws unanimously resolved that these fies should b* paid by stampi. and that th* magistrals*' cltrk iliO lid find a finance slerk to prepare ths necessary accounts, so that th*y might h* properly registered and ilgned by the magistratet at the conclutlon of" the business of the court. Mr. Eldridge had advertised for a clerk, b it ha I not succeeded in obtaining one. and the committee recommended that Mr. Jellicoo should perform this duty ; but th* magistrate* did not view this recommendation in the light the committee did. and the matter ended ai far as th* committee were concerned. He. as a magistrate, hsd attended the banch dally, and found that the now system worked very smoothly. The feet would now come to the borough treasurer, and the Corporation would have to pay Mr. Eldridge lila ealary.—Mr- Phlp-pard seconded the adoption of this part of the report— Alderman Emanuel thought It weuld bavo been very

Eldridge after io many years' service. atM the Alderman made tome other remarks which could not be distinctly heard. —Alderman Passenger said he regretted to hear the rtmarki of Alderman Emanuel, as the proposal to send Mr. Jellicoe to the court was to relievo Mr. Eldrldg* of part of hit duties, as he could not be taking fees and discharging tbq other dutiee at the same time. Thil recommendation was made without in the least ling the honour of Mr. Eldridge.—Mr. Abraham
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• paying their cl*rk £9^0 Uer of buiinets to do a* the committee had done to tee that tiiete rule* were properly carried out.—The Mayor said he had attended the court every day except Saturday, and from what
king order lie thought it would work well enough. They were detained sometimei tigning summons and other documents, but he believed Mr. E'dridge wm already beginning to see the working of the syiiem, which would toon work all right .Anto their piftiiag a man to overlook Mr. Eldridge, there was no such intention: every member of thb Bench and the Corporation bad thorough confidence In the way in which Mr. Eldridge had carried out his duties. — Mr. Fur her thought there muit b* some mitund*rstaiiding at Mr. El Iridga would have to pay hit own clerk. Thia person as suggested by the committee was .supposed to be there for the purpove of taking the money, biitjhey. as magistrate*, did not thlnh it would be opngenili to th* feeling! of an old i*rvan| thai such should be the case. That was the real f*ellnj[ of th* magistrates on thd question —Mr. Le F*uvr*. in reply, said he thought that before gentlemen used such strong wordt they should have some foundation for what they said, the more to at th* Corporation had never the slightest Intention of committing a grots outrage on #r. Eldridge, who bad been magistrates' clerk fori Upwards of 40J years; but on the contrary they had every confidence
to assist him hs.would have been better eff. as his duties would have been much, curtailed and the magistrate* not detained so long, as was stated by the Mayor.— This part of the report'was theA adopted.
MR. Baiwaa's sopcaisaoiTios.
Mr. Le Feuvre. In referring to the retirement and superannuation of Mr. Brewer, the governor of the borough jail, said Mr. Brewer was an old ahd faithful servant of the Corporation, and througbonythe whole time his conduct had been most exemplary; and, as Aldrrman Emanuel had said, the committee were desirous to give the highest remuneration as a superannuation II was possible to do. The Prisons Bill would shortly come Into operation, and that being the case the committee did not think it desirable to harden the town with a new governor for two montht, nor the Government " er
tO t^taln hit office nntU the Governmeat teok over the [all; the m*re so as they bad received a hint from Sir >T. Compton recommending that Mr. Brewer should retain hit poet until the lit of AprU. The same remarks would apply to Mias Krewn. the matron of the jail and if ■he did so sks would be entitled to a higher superannuation after the lit of April if the Govsrnmsnt took the jV> over, and then all patronage would cease with the Corporation.—This report (which Is embodied in wr. Le Feuvro't spssch) was t*cond*d by Mr. Abraham. And adopted.
Mr. Le Feuvre, in alluding to the arrears of reat due from the Marsh Estate, said his duty to his constituent* compelled him to do eo. A large amount of ground rank due fer this estate bad never been paid, and it had become the talk of the town that there ware car tain l*e*ee* on the Maiah Estate that had not paid their rent The other day he wished to see the tod^JT
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wished Mr. Hunt would leave the room, as it was mast painful to him to make these remarks m bis presence^
Ha woqld^not mention any
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he asked the Council if tlisy. oonaidsred the Mareh estate had been kept in the order It should have br#m dering the past 18 years. It was, however.
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gratification to them to know that these ere muni, rents, and could be recovered —Alderman Lomer: No. not eTtsr six ysara.—Mr. LeFeuvre said he^was sorry to hear It and was a'so sorry he had to name it Last year they were told the amount owing wis £108. hut now thsy found out quite differently. He esksd that this might be referred to the Msrsb and Markets Com-mltte to consider thia most serious matter,.and truited it would be gone into and considered in'aa short a time as posiibls (hear, hear). As to the officer who had the Jmanaeemsnt of this estate, he would say nothing — IMr. Whitchurch seconded the proposition.—Mr. Furber aald he wss very much startled at their remarks, for he had not the slightest idea that he should have found the Marsh eeUte in so unsatisfactory a Condition, especially during the past three years, during which time they had heard nothing of jt, Heihiuld be very pleated for ths mattar to go before a committee, and be thoroughly sifted, *a. the-estate appeared to be in a very had condition Indeed, , and the sooner It was rectified ths better (hear, hssr).— Alderman • Lomer observed that this waa & very bad state of things and he should like to know who th« auditors were and why It waa they had not gone Into these sccounts, or wa» not the tressurer asked for them ? Their auditors were appointed annually by .the Oouncll. and why. be should like to know, had they nOt done their duty. He thought some explaastion was due from the treasurer as to what hst! occutrsd.—Mr. Abraham ►aaid he waa surprised to bear the remarks of Alderman Lomer, and related a similar case of a large firm in that tow* whsre a large sum was at stake.- Auditors only had a debtor's and creditor's account placed before them ' deal with which was a mylb and the greatest farce t that was ever perpetrated in a civilised country. The auditors had limply audi'ed the accounts pieced before them and could do nothing more. He strongly mpportsd the resolution of Mr. Le Fenvre so that the Mcounts might be-put into a proper form.—Alderman Passenger was of opinion that the treasursr should jiearjl If he wiihed -to {make any Hatement on i subject—The Mayor taldh* thought If better the mhjeet thocld go to Committee at once at , the same time hrf ssked Mr Hunt if he wished to say anything on the matter.—Mr. Hunt said he should have been happy lo here gone Into the matter with the Committee.—Mr Le Pe ivre asked for the ledger which he refused, as taken by the Town Clerk who had hsd it ever He knew there was soras discrepancy in the book which could have been easily rectified. He would have no more to do with the Marsh account as it had been more bother to him than enough —Mr. Byice said the mayor's suditor and wss called upon to audit 8 yean' account! and it took 3 da*a to do ths work. What Mr. Abraham hsd said wss perfectly true, as the auditing of these secounts was a perfect farce. It wss s'mply checking accounts as the treasurer told him there were no book', snd all ho saw was the cash and expenditure book. He thought thie a strange way to keep accounts but believed It was allowed because thsy had faith in an old servant Until the accounts were put before 'he auditors in a proper form it wat Impossible the work could be don* prop*rly. Were all the books to he gone through It would take two months to do the work.—Mr. H. Punlop expressed his astonishment at what he hsd just heard, although inme months ago he heard that some of these rents had not been paid. He was extremely sorry for his old friend Mr. Hunt, but he must confess he never law a le-lger kept in that way In his life before. He suggested that the matter be referred a Special Committee. If their books could not be .. perly audited the sooner they* bad a public auditor down the better (cheeri). He would " ait the Special Committee to as few members posiible, and bavo the matter gone inx) at once,— Mr Le Fenvre was perfectly willing to withdr w his proposition in favour of that ol Mr Dunlop, aa he had j don* his duty in bringing forward a mtst painful \r, and withdrew his proposition ia favour of that of Mr Dunlop. who moved accorlingly. the committee to conaist of tb* Mayor, and Me«irs Le Fruvre, Davis, Linford. Bance, Alirahab, ahd H Dunlop.—Seconded by Alderman McCalmcnt.—The Sheriff truited the proposition would bo carried unanimously. It was a great pity th'sO account* had not been properly audited, and to say the books were not produced bsfore the uditers was the moat extraordinary thing be had ever heard of It w.isuot only injustice to the Corporation, but to their servants as well. It was mC """.inful to i*e an old gentleman in snch a position'.hat day. Their accounts ought to be properly audited, so that the ratepayer* might know what was going on (hear, hear). Mr. Davis i !so condemned the manner in which these counts hatFbeen auditei. -Alderman Lomer pointed out the Marsh Ad, which stated that these account* were to b* audited the same as other Corporation acoounta. If the other acoeunts wre perfect, aa Mr. Banna bad said, why should not these be the same? As these accounts wore to be gone into be thought the whole of the Corporation account* should be examined also. —There were loud criee that that waa to be the case.— Alderman Lomer: Then I am satisfied —Mr. Furber said he bad constantly called the attenUoe ol the Council totheee facta They "ad now three yeara' account* not made up. and bow did they know there waa not more than HXXH unaooounted for? He one* got Into sad disgrace when ' hr said th*y wanted a clerk of account* for the borough (hear. hear). And again be said thsy did want one. Thi. enquiry would entail a deal of work, which they would net get the committee to do. and would be obliged to get a public auditor to do it —Mr. Bancs said he hsd no books to examine, and did the beat be could under the cir-- Alderman Passenger considered they were at pressnt working in the dark, and thoald like to know what wat tpent in watering the ttreett in 1877. to a* to compare that with other years; al*o the expenses on the Common and other matters, so as to know what their expenditure really wss. and he hoped that In future their books would be so kept that any member calling for them might be able to understand their contents.— Mr. Le Peuvre suggested thst at the conference to bo shortly of the Corporate bodies the Mayor would a word in favour of an official auditor.—The report then ur.adiindusly adopted.
Abraham. Lower, and W. H. Newcttn ; neuter, 2— -Aiuermso isomer poiu«u j,Mes«rs Pearce and Parmenler.—The amendment being stated that these account* tarried, on a reversal of the votes it was adopted, and the Council broke
The Cemetery Committee reported thst a letter had been submitted to them from Mr. 9. DaCombe, applying oa behalf of Mr. O.'H. Guillaume for permission to excavate the ground on the north tide of the grave of Dr. Clark, for the purpose of atcertaining if any damage i.l j v.v« in tha brink work /it tha »r»?s by the
charged with using improper language at the .pj«.r.J Wot. fea."i bMlrt

ad been done I
y#*iigats4 the circumitancei maintained trr a letter ;in
jurfal, Mr. Beavli, the curator, stated that the undertaker ordered a grave which was dug of the usual use. The coffin, however, bid been made a meet unuiual and unnecessary sixe. Considerable delay In contequence occurred at the funeral Matter*, one of the workmen ..... ' '--------- ----- the funeral,
--------being Spoilt
m A which the wished cut down.—Mr.
We*ton moved the adoption of the report, and explaiaed
seconded the adoptloa of the report, and after a ihort discussion, It was agreed to.l
The Watch Committee recommended the Corporation to accept the tender of Mrs. 8u*an Catalan/being the lowett for supplying 64 pairs of winter trowssr*. at 11* 4d par pair, and tdb baou on mm. COMMON.
The Lsaae Committee reported the appointment of Mr. W. Furber at Deputy-chairman upon the Question of the holding of the races upon the common thta year. A deputation consisting of the Rev. Canon Wilberforce.
before the committee and addressed, them i» faveur of closing drinking booths at 8 o'clock, p-m. Mr. H. P. Aslatt, • member of the Race Committee, el*o atteoded.
mlt-ee ehter into a erriUen agreement with^the persoa

trotted that wonld meet the dTffiUoltr. • rtAt thfc report would be adopted.—AljUwnan Lomer esconded. the adoption of the report, pmnting out whst hsd bred done in the matter by the eomibittee. to th*t they had en leivoured to m*».tthe riiwvs of all tide*, and thought 7 otlock a reasonable time to »top the sale of drink. If this report was pseeed. he thought thsy would bear of no more ot-jeotione to the race*. — Mr Linfird aatd he wa* pleased to Ind that the committee hsd found thsir way out of a difficulty. He should support the report. —Aldermrn Fmanusl said he should oppose the report in every pos lb|a way. a* It wa*. tn intention to curtail the liberty of the working clm*e*. H* hsd slwsys opposed it, and should continue to do *o. and sra* proceeding to re-d tome quoutlot*. but wss stopped by the Chairman. He contended that they had no right to interfere with the pleasures sf the working claaaes. You, Mr. Mai or, hare been to t*e race I.—The Mayor: No, never. — > Iderman Emanuel i You see the nobleman there with their foar-m-hande, e*joylng themeelvee with their champagne, and yet you w*uld deprive the working man of obtaining what refreabment he required. No, no; If they attempted to curtail the comforts of tb* working claases t'i*y were doing k great wrong. He thought 9 o'clock not an unreasonable hour to close the drinking booths, the more so ai the police report showed thst 'yUie races last yesr were never better
conducted—t' *-e --- —* *
charged. Tl.oie ----
nothing of the working classes, or they would net aay what they d'd. As he aaid before, there was im drunkard snd only two cases of picking pockets l*st year. Having alluded to the threat againit him to call upon the I>rl Chancellor to remove him and Mr. Tucker from the Bench hecaute Ihev tigaed for an extra hour, at,which he timply laughed, he concluded by urging that the full tim? should ha allowed to the people at the races —Mr Abraham replied, silting that they had noar^-h to Interfere with the magistrates. At the same time the committee thought it a fur way to get out of the difficulty.—The Council then divided, and there vol d for the report 15—Messrs Rogers, Farber, Linford, Parmenter, Johne. Cooper. Barford, Abraham, Lcmer, Aslatt. Miller. Le F*uvre. H Dunlop, Newman, and the Major; against it ^Alderman Emanuel; neuter—Messrs.8. 8. Pearce. Whitchurch. Bance, O. Perkins, and Alderman McCalmo'nt.—The report was declared adopted. 1
PROPOSED S«W TRAMWAT O* THK PLATm&%" The I..... ............... Harford. In seconding the
smendment said Mr. Coapui hsd told him that be saw no necessity for this tramway.—After a few remarks from .Mr. H. Dnnlop, snd Mr. Furber In reply, the Council divided on the amendment, and there voted for it, U- Messrs. Linford. Bance. Miller, G. P. Perkins. Barford. Aslatt. Le Feuvre. II Dunlop, Emanuel, Mc Calmont, ahd the Mayor ; against it 4 Messrs Furber,
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The PBSHAWUB—Ctst. 0. A. White, with ts* home war* "all*, t* I and Tenic*. Tb* mail* left for

Monday mOretniK ,
sanraler for Alexandria. . • •
» report (Mm tbeaea to Ttljor. wkar* tb* wfU bo •
ROYAL MAIt. Altft B*l3TIL>
Wsst TWUa f.srns.
____________, JSaSSSM5SSS5«a
. .......... West India aad Pacific porta. WU leave Seathampten o* Uo
11^Mn)T41,^olptT j71F"j3k3!*wm leave ScmtV-
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The DOW-Cant R. Wool ward, with the homeward Weet -India aad Paciflo mall*. 1* expected at Boataaap'.o i abeat
of February, ...
Th* PAKA—Oapt J. T. Motr, from Southampton oa the 17th ul^ arrived oat at 8t Thomas on the let lmt.
Bresil end Sim Plats Lias.' \
iSSs?—53™as mmmmrna*
malls. LetMrs, &0.1 can be posted at South amp boa up to 12 e'clook at aone en ths day of ealllne. ./
The TAGOS - Capt A., (Millet, with the homeward Braail and River Plat* mails. Is expected at Seothamptw ea the 17th February.
The. OXJAVIA'SA—Capt J. Brairler. 'with the Braail' ~ ' - - ' ----' ' • Southampton ea th*
In the House of Commoui the great p .rtof the titling was devoted to.the consideration of Mr. Butt's Bill relating to Irish land tenure, the tecond reading of which whs moved by Mr. Downing. The object of the measure wss to cure alleged defects «' the act of 1870. The Attorney General for Ireland, In t#gin« the rejection of the Bill, condemned it at tubserthre of the rightt of property and of the true Inter*"it of the tenantry. Its cardinal principle wa* to give the Iriib tenant the power of converting bit tenure into a perpetuity. It would inaugurate a "golden age" of nollcet, and instead of rente being flxed in an amicable way between landlord and tenant, they would depend opon competition. There wae nothing- in the present condition of Ireland to juitify tucb a meature, for throughout the country the rent a were fairly well paid, and the relatione between landlord and tenant ware, on the whola. satisfactory. After a ihort reply fro or Mr. Downing, the Houte divided, and threw out the Bill by 1S6 to 86. On tha motion of Sir J- M. Hogg, the Metrnpolii Mans gem en t and Building Acta Amendment Bill was r ' J
time, and referred to a Select Committee.
In the Houte Lord*, the r--sorted entry of the Russians into Constantinople formed the main, topic of the debate. The Prince of Wales and the Duke of Cambridge were
In the Commons, there was considerable excitement, owing to the rumour* which had been afloat all day respecting the position of the Hussian army. Toe Marquis of Hartington interrogated the Chancellor of the Exchequer on the subject, and a reply waa given disposing ss the Government knew of the matter Mr. W. E Forster, under the grave and altered circumstances of the oaae, withdrew his amendment to the supplementary vote of *ix millions, and this gav* rise to an animated discussion at to the coarse which should be pursued. But a brief period, however, elapsed before the Chancellor of the Exchequer again rose and informed the House that a telecram badjnst been received from the Russian Ambassador to I lie effect that the disquieting i were not correct This announcement led to a
_______the House that has been rarely paralleled, and
for some moment* the cheering was immense. After wards the debate wae resumed on the motion "That the Spoaker do leave the chair," andjvas continued for the
(Continued from pagt 3).
efore the Mayer (A.^LMcCalmont Esq.). Alderman Lamb J. H. Oooksey, J. H. Tucker. H. J. Buchan, A.
this offenoe In Kast-street the previous night was sent t* ^NvilUanfltoysl! charged with begging tb* previous even-
that prosecutor turn gtwsn


i. at OaatU-laae, Bcuthamptoa, KtrtK,

a>.iivit4 vldma-iyalj *t I

•telen* •' n-a r/CsA— M.*——i
wjqtj ,n taj ,i*a n ',*)«i*Nmalls from ths Cape. Ac. arrived at Southampton on Xhura-Tha UNOI.IA.V—Capt. I. Mam lag wdl leave South- , amnion on Thursday, the 14th of February, and Plymouth on Friday, the Uth of February, with malls, pmssengera, *c. fbr Capetown, calling at Madeira for entward Mlrgrama.
Th* STANZA—Capt IL Ballard, from Southampton o». the 30th of December, arrived at Capetown on tb* lJth *t *Th**5tTEB^y—Capt H. B. Warlalgh, from Socthaapte^
^bT1 ArZtfSS^%pt^a!'2jL%'"Km South amp Veo,
on the llth of January fer Bast London, with Velnateere.
naJKaU*-CaptB.m.P.- ---^
mail* from th* Cap*, &o.. I* *
* way tc th* dap*.
Ths »Ct*S-Cai*. W.WUUjtwcd. WW Awrn &mUt-ampton oa Tuesday, for New York, with mails, a fall general, cargo, and a numerous cemplement el tab In pas-
A. 7.**paW.&**S*"
rived at Bouthampton on W'daeaday. oa har way to Bremen, with a large number of passengers and a full cargo, havlmg landed tha Southampton portion of which sh* proceed**
**The mzmuunr-capt G. Belehmamm. wmkwe %e#t&-ampron on Tueaday next., with paassugars and freight ler
leave Sootbamat
■RASOS - Capt T. J. * ekes, wj B .■ton en Tueiday, th* l#th last., with malls,
_____—id ^srm. for Batatla, So.
Tha PRISSE3 Ait A LI A—Capt. * W. FahriUas. fret* Southampton to BaUvla. parsed 01The CO.VRAD—Capt.-. from-Bat* via, for 5 lea we
Dlepe. arrived at Port Said oa the 7th In at.
Th* A HI AD .VE—Capt.-, wlU leave Southampton em
Tueeday. the ITUa.Ntr ----------—
The IlAMPTOy—Capt. M'Moutry. from Batavls. arrived at Marseille* on the let lust _
The WTHXBT0H — Capt--. from Southampton.
arrived at Bala via on thsStL last.
Belfast, Glasgow,
Tha R.ITffL/J/—0*pt.'Crawford, i
THE CORK STEAMSHIP 00»IPA1*T. The MLV.VA—Capt. OToole, with paaseagers aad ca*r*»-left flouthamplon on Saturday for .Code.
, from the B rax lis, i
Is (Lily expected at Souihamptoo.
Tha Onngmar, from Eragaro, arrived at Southamptcm e» TUa Joaofiai. from Abo. arrived at Southamytcn om-
is iiiiisr
is in
5 11 Saturday ... »» 10 1 4 h*Vh water about two hourt after the time
Time ef high water la Southampton, during the week iding February 1#^
here given,'and" lew water"U about three hour* and ahsilt
after the seoood tide.
Psfents admitted during the week, 71; ditto, dlaehatgsd &
Visitors for February i—O. A. Day. and O. P. Parking WiLLtap*^*a*c*, Resident Dispenser.
From Jaauary 1 to January 10,1878 ..
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