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merchant, of Shollug Commons, was Wrought op on romhld from l»»t Saturday, charged with obtaining. nndrr f«Ue
yalue cf over C «e*. from Mnin. Loet, I Urol wood, end Co . win* mercbaata. of the City. London.-Mr. Klllby s,.peered for the prosecutor. and Mr. Bhutto for the prisoner.—Tho following evidence *u tben taken. In addition to that which will be found under tho heading of ImI Saturday'* poUc*—Maryon R. S. Rooae. paymaster at tie Royal V Ictorla Hospital. Nettev. aald ho »u well acquainted with the neighbourhood of Netley, and knew a
property called Caatle View. They were twft "-----
maehed to each other. They did belong to Mr. Ri
M« landlord. The latter occupier of ooo of the** ...---
wm Mre. Archer. who left about a weak ago. Ko peraon by the name of Smith had lived there for the pa»t six jear*. No person died In either of those house* In the month of Aogtut. lin.-Mr. Thorn am Winter Wood.
It oomlated of two wml-detached houtei. theie were bla property, and had been eo iloee Chriiuna*. lata. He bad bad an Interview with the prltouer about the beglnulmg of Augnetlaal, aa to hla becoming a, tenant of ene of the honae* that were to let, but did not become hla tenant, and never waa In the occupation of either of them. At the
noTdldany death take place I « perer beard of prlsoncr'i mother.
■"ffi SUUTH3Ml?l'ON OBSERVEA^DrtWHfGHliTa'-yEli ft EWS-SATUftPAY FEBRUARY 23. 1578.
hare paid luggeited that the amendment ihould be added to the
portion the
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naiely the money u paid.—Ald.rman Lomer said thlt not a matter that could be dealt with piece meal, but
a H. Ihongh* th. bat mnat be dmlt Mth aa . wh.le by e exwdel com.
oomrrnctor ehould be c.!led upon to reolify the work at mittee.-Alderman Emanuel ahould eupport the amend-
2? ,1.22/ w* m'M1 mn4t men* Alluding to the letter from hla aon in the
.U.?n.d p' Perk,n* ex" >e*r», and could antwer for the truthfulneea. He trotted
that Committee handed it orer to the Hnance Committee there In live minute* after the alarm we* given. Hi
and knew nothing of anything being the matter with he through Mr. Awbery'a premise* In the High-etreet,
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Were several letter* retpeexlng the boueo that paascc between them. Did not remember prftoner eaylng anything abont purchasing the property, but be might hat* dune so—Mr. Nicholson wan recalled, and In *ntw*r to Mr. IvKeuvre. *ald Mr. Brook* waa hi*partner,and the eheooe paid te prisoner waa endowed by Cept. Brook*, dated 6th fcorember.—By the Mayor: He aold the wine to Mr. Tucker on (th of December. WH —Mr. Klllby : You know you were asked to produce tbelr roucher*.—Mr. I
Wall. I hare not jfot " '
wltneta said he did not think he had.-'T»h» Mayor: How arc we to under,(and What you mean T—Wltneat: There I* no entry of the eale to Mr. Tucker In mr book,. — Mr. Leet, who wa« recalled, aald In cen-•equence of a letter reeelred on the 4th of October, he •upplled the prlioner with wine to the value of £560. He wa« Induced to part with thoae good* from the reference which waa given at the reply, and alto from what the prltoner told him when at Canterbury. He taw the prlioner after the good* w*m delivered, when be accepted all the bill* produced —Croat-examined—He had been in bitlneaa fiorblmaelf for twpyeara next March, and during ttat time be had had no tranaactlon with the pn*on*r, whom b* had never *ecn before. When the prisoner waa at O*ydo#b#m*k»d hlmtoeom#«ptoL#mden to e«« the laapka. nhd tbey went to Lmmdom twthef. The gr*t order wat given In London. After the 30th September and the transaction he came to Southampton. wh*n he taw Mr Smith In bla utual place of bualoea*. and be took moment-lollrltor* were Me*tr*. Roblown and l're*ton. of 33. Lin. coin * Inn Meld*. London. They had bill* eent them. In t«tltfaetlon. but It nev*r reached them In that wav. There was one bill which wit aenton their *olldtor*: there were other bill* eent afterward*. He still held the bill*. l'rl«oner waa aober when he ordered the wine*. He had t**led fifty lamplea of the wine*. Him *ollclter* held those bill* for over two months -Mr. Klllby then a*kcd for a remand, but the Mayor aald tbey withed to have ended the case that day —Mr. Shutte then said he thought It wat a great InJuttlM to the prisoner to bo remanded again, at he had been locked up for a long time, and he asked for h.ll. which the Bench decided not to allow, but ordered the keys and watch to be handed over to the wife If required. The caae wa*. therefore, adjourned until Wednesday n*xL ,
Before the Mayor (A?Kl! McCslmont. Esq.). Aldermen
I.smb and tmannel. J. H. Cookiey. J. T. Tucker, H. J.
Buchsn. and A. Peeler, Ksqr*.
Br.actNO.—Klliabeth Rysn. charged by PX. Palmer with begging In Angle*ea-plare the previous night.
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tailor, who waa In Court, told that the magistrates wen •orry they could not punish him also.
Drunk A»q Assaultihq
Policcmak. — George
and struck him.—For the astault defendant w__ ......
hard labour for aeven days -Defendant complained of having been atruck at the nation by the officer, and the Mayor aald It ibould be enquired Into.
A meeting of the Council w«* held at the Audit Hous* tn Wedne*day afternoon. The Mayor (A. L. McCalmont. B,q.) presided, and there were prcxent—AldermenJ)aw-ion, Emanuel, J. P., Bartlett, H. P. Aslatt, and Loiner ; Councillor* O. Lungley. 0. Donlop, J.P. J. Whit, church, W. Purhtr, J.P., J. Miller. H. Abraham, T. Cleveland, 0. P. Perkin*. J.P.. W[. H. Roger*. J. P., H A. Linford, T. Dartnall, J. J. John*, J. B. Tboraa*, J. D. Barford, and W. Perkin*.
Mr. Le Pcuvre, aa moon a* the Mayor had signed the minute*, rote, and aaked leave to put a question of considerable Importance, and leave being granted, Mr. Le Pearre *aid ,he wished to uk the borough xurvtyor a ;ue«tlon if hi* \Tor*hip would kindly tend for him. Thi* being dona, Mr. La Peuvre said he had read in tho llampikire Advertiser that morning a letter v — fated that the new main eewer et Port*wood • ted.
Thi*, if true, wa* mot alarming, and be *h*>
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ws* true that be found a portion of tho ground had sunk, and he eent for Mr. Nlchol*, and a*ked him to put it right, but he refu*ed to do *o at firtt. Mr. Lemon then had the place opened, and found a tlig .t defect, and lb I* being pointed out to Mr. Nichols he repaired it et hi* own expen»e. Till* defect ho discovered on the 1*1 of February.—Mr. Le Peuvre : And after thi* wa* dUcovered the committee recommended that the sum of £337 *hould be paid lo Mr. Nichol*, tho contractor, and if thi* *ewer a* out of order It would cost double £600 to put it In order *Kaln.—The *ubjsct then
owMmncATfonm. mac** o* Turn oomMo*. A letter wa* road from Mr. J. D. B.rford, *ecreUry the Southampton Uace Committee, xtating that they
.... repair* the, had to the cricket ground Common.—A letUr from Mr. A. Dyer, forwarding a resolution adopted at a numerously attended meeting of representative* of the varlou* cricket club* lately held, to the effect that the hearty thank* of the erickei clube in the town be tendered to the Corporation of Southampton for what they had done In preparing a cricket ground In the public ground*, but, owing to the
present waste eoreer near tb* Strand-road.
rmiohatio* or th« ooroloh mm
Th» Town Clerk read a letter from Mr. J. Hunt, tbe Borough Treaaurer, elating that it wa* with deep regret he bad to re*lgn hi* offioe, on account of bU failing health which prevented him from attending to the varioua duties eonnected with it to the *all*faction of himself.— The Town Clerk, In aniwer to a queetion, (aid the letter had been eubmitted lo the eommiUee, who bad directed it to be laid before tbe Council. He also wish*d to inform the Council that a epeclal m**tlng would be called for tbe purpo**, a* tbe vacancy mu.t be filled op within 21 day*, ond it wa* aarmnged that • ipecial meeting should be called on the l(tot March for tbat purpo**. —The M-yor aald he waeeorrr to have to inform the Council that he had ju*t received a note to the effect that Mr. Hunt had bad another attack, and tbat be wa* un*on*ciou*.—Mr. Le Fenvre enid be waa very eorry to bear of thi* renewed attack, and *u*g**led tbat the Town Clerk ibould apply to Mr. Hnnt for the key of hi* offlc*, •o that th* deputy tr*a*urer might attend to the datiee connected with the office, end It wM deeided that|.tbe Town Clerk *bould do *o.
mi iTcna* BkiDOi oomubt.
The Town Clerk read a letter from Mr. F. Bereiferd Turner, clerk to th* Itcben Bridge and Roada Company, forwarding a oopy *f the Director*' report for the half-year ending December 31*t, 1877, und.r the|prorUloo* of tbe Act of Parliament. t
V1MAHOB.-THI roaTBWrtOD »lW*RaO« 1041W.
Tbe Finance Committee reported that their attention having been called by tb* Local Government Board to the feet that th* Sinking Food of tbe Corporation, •mounting U £80» 6* lOd, wa* d*po*lted with the Haote and North Wilu Bank, whiUt the Public Health Act required lM it ibould be levee ted In the purchaee of exchequer bill* or other Government eecuritlee. It wae reeolred to recommend tbe Corporation to inreet tbe amootit and[ all future payment* In three per eent. coneole in the a* of the Mayor, the Sheriff, tbe DeputyrCbairm-ft of the CommitUe, and the Town
jC7® JSe Id. to Mee*(*. Walk*r, Twyford, and Company, agent's charge* relative to actiont-Belvidere Be war ; £20 8* to «be flremen'i expeniei attending the late fire in Baat-atreet; £288 16a Id to Mr. A. Haddon, coal to Menabridge Work*; £1086* to Mr. John Crook, further advanee en account of PorUwood Main Drainage Works.
?*n#r*! ^°rk* Committee with what w a ttreel.' Still he thought no blame could be laid to going on. Mr. Nicholi at flrtt refused to repair the I Gardiner, who bad done hi* beat under thecircum<
clo«ed, but after- —Mr. Abraham obeefv'ed that he nevsr fiea'd
work, believing tbat hi* enntrait ward* coneented to do tn.—>ir. Lungley Mid be very much Mtool-hed at the way in which thi, work l .m **^ried out, and ws* aurpriscd Mr. Lem m should have given *uch a certificate when he knew what had happened, aomething mu«t be radically wrong aome-where, e*Mclally when tbey found a aeven-inch aettle-ment. Afr. Lnngley had no doubt but that a po !*ork had been very badly done and liv u ««®r' *n he "" Tar7 much di*atisfied with it.. He went; np to eee for himself and much to hla *orprise be found the lewer had been opened. J * atnklng of aeven inches had taken place,
unwiae thing to have paid thi, money'without h.ving fir*t coruulted the Special and General Work* Committee. He had been accuaed ef going behind Mr. Lemon'* back. In- all he oonld aay Waa that a deal of work b«d been done behind Mr. Lemon'* back. The whole system wa, Wrens, and required immediate attention.-Mf. Tboma* inauued If ibese sume of money were paid without going before the Town Council, but no an,wer wm. giren to the queetion until Mr. Le Feuvre replied.—Mr. rurber taid it waa a moit ttriout question for those who
had ^ Pey. It *»e ne* the mbee** *bo w.
blame, but their own aerrania-enrveyor. aaaiatant ..... veyor, and clerk of the work,—who *hoolnothing eariously wrong in the work, but as ^ he represented that ward he should lake np thi* quet-tion.aa the foaditoo. were in a disgraceful atate. He asked for the sympathy of the Council to ***Ut them out of the difficulty —Mr. Lemon *ald be niu*t a*k for th* Indulgence of the Countll. a* a reflection had been ea*t upon hi* character. He could assure them there ws* not the slightest foundation for the remark* that had been made. He had examined the whole of'the work*, and with the exception of a imall trifle, which he attached little or no importance to, the aewere ware In a perfect eta to, and within a day't notice he would have them all open, so that the committee might see for themselves. He never *aw sewerage work* work better than th*«e did.—Alderman Aslatt inquired the length of the pipe that w«. *uppo*ed to have been stopped.— Mr. Lemon: 18 feet out of 7 mile*.—Mr. Le Feuvr* **U Mr. Lungley bad told them-tbat aeven Inch** of •and wa* found where the *topp*ge waa Waa that eo ! — Mr. I/emon : Certainly it waa at that particular point. —Mr. Le Peuvre ws, very *orry to hear it. Fie really thought that if Mr. ✓Lemon wa, aware of thi, on the 13th of February he ahould not have given hi, certificate to the .committee without atylng a word about IL He thought' efepv ought to be taken, «o that ,ueh a thing might not occur again. Sorely Mr. Lemon mu,t have been mistaken In giving that certificate, as he kmew of tbl, defeat ten daya previous. He thought the time had arrived when they "hould ask Mr. Lemon to pay a little more attention »o the duties of the town. The fact waa that, a large amouml of Mr. Lemon'a time waa taken up outside this town, and had this seven mile* of drainage been properly looked after thia would never have occurred. As to Mr. Thomas' question, it wa, usual to pay all contracts without bringing them before the Town Council.—The then adopted.
The Special and General Work* Committee reported that they bad taken into consld,ration the eubject of the recent fire at Mr. Carter'e premi'e, In Bait street, with reference to the correspondence which had appeared in the newspepera as to the conduct ef the borough Are brigade upon that occasion, mere particularly with regard to the alleged delay before the arrival of the en-and firemen in Rast-«treet; the inability to find the , the defect In the hose. &c. Mr. Gardiner, tho superintendent, contended that the "Royal" engine was taken to th* Hlgh-*treet, and In work in le** thin nine minute* after the alarm wsj given. He w&, supposed to know the position of the fire-plug. The plug was found bv atsiiUnt-turncock Fry. Tbe quantity of hoae—8 lengthi—waa taken with each engine, but w>nn ia found there was not enough he sent one of'the off for more 2j inch hose, but he brought 2 inch in a mistake, and some of the men committed an error In connecting tho 2.J inch with the 2 inch, and thlt caused too much pressure and the hot* burst. As regards the fire eacape Mr. Gardiner atated that the it waa not taken out waa bsraute he wa* informed a brewery on fire. He did not new think that •ome of tbe men were efficient. Five of the men lived in Orchard *treet, and the other* lm various parts of ]be town. He should de*iro tint at le»*t twelve men •hould live In Orchard *!reel. Living, who had charge of the fire-escape, resided n*ar the Dock*, and in hi* abeence another man took charge of it. Mr. Gardiner
40 feet each length, and <5 lengths of hos* 80 feet each length would be required. At this *tag* of the proceeding* It waa moved by Mr. Cleveland and teconded by Mr. Bance ' That tbe Committee recommend the Corporation that a Fire Brigade Committee should be formed whose duty it tbould b* lo at one* con*lder and report on a *ch*ine for re-arranging the Fire Brigade, and take charge of all mattere pertaining to Ite efficiency and expenditure." Upon which It wa* moved a* an amendment by Aldsrman Pawenger and *eoond*d by Councillor Miller " That all matter* in connection with the Fire Brigade remain In the hind* of the General Purpoee, Committee." On a division there were for the proposition 2. .galnil It 6 And It waa reiolved unini-mouily that the Subcommittee report upon the oon-dltlon of the bo*e and apparatu,. Tbat the Town Clerk ahould invite tendera fur the aupply nf 8 length, 30 feet hoae and 6 lengtha 40 feet hose, and that a aub-com-itfee be inttruoDd to accept a tender for the work. .I waa reiolved unanimoutly that tbe Town Clerk be Inatructed to write In Major General Cameron and expreea the thank, of the Corporation for the efficient aervicee rendered by the officara and men of the Royal engine on the occailon of tbe late fi e In £ait-.treet. —Mr. G. P. Perkini, in moving the adoption of the report, alluded to the recent fire In Eaat-itreet, and laid luperlntendent of the fire brigade had been before the committee, and explained what took place. He aald ha ought to know where the fire-plug, were, but that It wa, not hla d-.ty to find them out (laughter). Gardiner found there waa no chanoe of aaving tbe building, ,o he directed bi, attention to earing other property. A, to the bote, they ware In a defective itate, and the committee had under comideratlon the durability of •up-plying new one*. The reaaqn tb, fire eecape waa not brought out wa* that Gardiner thought it waa the brewery on fire, and that it would not he of any uee.-Mr. Miller eecorded the adoption of tbe report, ttatiog tbat the luperintendent admitted that he did not know where the fire-plugi were, but thought he ought to do eo — Mr Cleveland eald be ibould object now to the report a* he did In committee, becau** ha thought tbat it waa an Important matter, and a matter which tbe committee failed to gratp, and did not de«l with it lo the manner •uch a tubject ehould be dealt with. If tboie gentlem«n who drewSip the report had been present at tbat fire, tbey would have *e*n the utter want of organisation and Incapacity of thoee engaged in tbe work. The eubject bad been brought before the Council by a latter which appeared In the newepapere, a letter which eome attention ahould haye been paid to I but be failed to eee that any notice had been taken of the natementa made In It — etatementa which he wi. -r*p*red to verify. Tbe firet that he ihould deal witu wae the looapacity of the auperintendent. It wa* no fault of hla — the euperinteadent'e—that he euffered from a phyakal defect —a want of voioe-aad thi, waa to be deplored aa above all thing*, a man In hla peel Hon ibould net be able to make himself heard, or otherwise dUattrou* conaequcn-cee might follow. Then, If they did not pay a man to devote the whole of hla time to hla dutiee, they oonld not expect much from him. Ha (the tpoaker) wae quite aatounded when he heard Mr. Gardiner elate tbat It waa not hla daty to know the poeitioo of the Are plug*, and he contended thle waa a moat eerioua matter when life waa Involved, aetting aalde property. In referring to the report of the Fire Committee of 187®. be found that the turncock waa required to livi on the premieee, but that order waa not oompbed with, „db.
/* houae, and the
tha Ume^be^bad beep^ la Southampton be had a
In which the firemen were not wrong in what they did. and that looker*-on knew better than the firemen them-a live*. Aa to the question of appointing a Fire Committee. i proposed by tbe amendment, that had been tried before, and with no effect. Were they to give him £1000 a year he would carry out the duties of an efficient fire brigade, but it could not be done when they only paid their luperintendent 12i a week. What Mr. Gardiner aald about the fire-pluga wa, no doubt thia-It wai his duty to find out theie plug*, but he really bad no time to do eo—in fact, he meant that he could not do eo for 12a a. week. The object of the committee waa to do away with the 2-inch ho*e. and have them all of one uniform time and quality. The committee al*o Intended to have most of tham'en to reilde In Orchard itreet, and the man who had Abarge of the fire eecape alto. On thoie grcundt he mutt vote ag,init the amendment.— Mr. Miller eaid the committee had thoroughly gone Into file matter, and it teemed that tbia 2 inch ho«e waa the earned of all the mlechlef, and thoie they were about to do away with. Respecting the lettere of Mr. Emanuel that appeared In the newspaper, he contended that It was Incorrect, aa it stated that the branch was not taken, while he maintained that it was taksn to Eait street. —Mr. Furber waa of opinion that they should have a man to do'notbing elte but look after tbelr property, and not. aa waa the caae now, pay a man a paltry turn of 12a a week, the only recommendation being w|\en he waa appointed that he understood the making of hoie. They could never etUbliih a properlv-corrttituted fire brigade until they had a properly paid nperintendent to do nothing elte.—Mr. Le Feuvre ahould vote for the amendment, ao that the matter might be thoroughly Investigated. Aa to the fact of Gardiner not having time to do the work, why that wai the cauie of all the difficulty. Ai to Gardiner only having 12a a week, that wai not ; exactly the Net. aa he had a house to live in, worth at least 5* or 6a a week to him.—Mr. Roger, luggeated that the report ihould bo adopted, and then a notice might bo placed on the paper for tbe appointment of a committee.—Mr. G. Perkini. in reply, objected to the
In the Honae of Common* on WeJneaJay, Mr. J. Lowther, tbe newly appointed Chief Secretary for Ireland, took the oath* and hie aoat, en being elected for -the city df York. Mr. M'Carthy moved the recent! reading of hia Bill for tbe reclamation, drainage, and aettlemeot of waste lands in Ireland. By thi* meaiure, which haa been before In the House in nreviooe aeasioua, be propoeee to empower the Board of % ork* in Ireland, "upon due demand and inquiry, to carry out the work of national drainage by meanaof funda aupplied by tbe State. The Bill led to a lo*g debate, in the course of whiih Mr. Lowther prom lead to look into the *ubj -ct with a view of eoeing what could be done to amend the eyatem under which ad van cee were made Haexprasaed a hope that Mr. M'Carthy would be aatiiSeTHURSDAY.
In the House of Lords, the Earl of ^Derby, replying to
cations which had passed between c and that of Ruaala, principally to tt. poll.—The Karl of Beacon afield. In l
soeend reading of the Consolidated Fund l and the Exchequer Bonds Bill, and a debate
ensued In which Karl Granville, the Karl of Dunraven. and other noble lords took part.
In the Houae of Commons, the Marquis of llartlngton Interrogated tbe Government aa to whether they had any further statement to make as to the negotiation* with regard to tbe affaire In the KaaL-Tbe Chancellor or tbe Exchequer aald that communloatlen* hid passed between her Majesty's Government and that of Rutcla, and that the latter had undertaken not to occupy any portion of the penlntula of Galllpoll or the llnet of Boulalr. provided that Great Mrltaln d|d not disembark troops on tbe shore* of the Dsrdanelles. either on the European or Asiatic •Ide.—The Houae afterwards considered the Factories and Workshops Bill In Committee, and a large number of amendments were propoicd.
The umil meeting of the Guardian* ws* held on Thur*d«y afternoon. The Deputy-president (Mr. D. R. Meldrum) presided, and there wire pre*ent—Mewr*. F Nwkay. J. J. W.ldam, C.
Nobb«, W. Lunn, J. Bishop, J. Whitchurch. W. Nobbt, and M. Batcbelor; General Try on. ex-ojfcior.
Tng new sr. mart's onoacn.
General Try on drew attention to tbe fact tbat proceeding* were commenced for the building of the new St. Mary'a Church, and ai thee would be a number of mployed, be thought, for the purpoia of prevent-
ing temptation, a wire fence ihould bo*
top of tho raila running along the work bouie wall.
the lubject. Ai to the
report to the Council marki recommending a iteam fire engine, he thought they wanted a iteam roller much more. He defended Gardiner from the cbargee made against him at the fire, believing he had done hia belt on the occaaion.—The The Council then divided, and. there voted for the amendment, 12— Meier*. Furber, Cleveland. Lioford, W. Perkin,. Whitchurch, Lungley, G. Dunlop, Dartnall, Lomer, Aclatt, Le Peuvre. and Emanuel; against It, 10— Mcsar*. Roger*. John*, Tboraa,. G. P. Perkin,. Barford, Abraham. Bartlett, Daw,on. Miller, and the Mayor.— The amendment being carried, the following gen'lemen appointed at the apodal committee—The Mayor.
their wall would have to be rai,ed. -General Tryon •aid he knew' for a fact that tbe firet ted had been turned that day in connection with the new church.— The aubjcct wa, referred to the Work-boute Committee.
Tbe report of the committee itaUd that they had asked for tender, for horeing tho fire engine, and commanded that the offer of Mra Long to borne engine at £5 a quarter be accepted.—Mr. O. Perkin* moved, and Alderman Lomer aeoondad, that the report be referred b«ck, on the ground that it wa* a matter that ihould be left In the handi of tile Special Fire Committee tbat had juit been appointed. — Mr. Le Feuvre objected to tb!*. and .noved, at an amendment, that tho report be adopted.—Thi* Mr. Whitchurch ••conded, and a long diicunlon followed.—After thii th* Council divided, and there voted for the amendment, 18—Messrs. Furber, Rogera. Jobna, Cleveland, Linford, W. Perkini. Whitchurch, Langley, G. Dunlop, Dartnall. Barford. Ailatt, Bartlett, Dawion, Le Feuvre, and Emanuel; against It, 4—Meeer*. Abraham. Lomer, Miller, and the Mayor ; neuter—Mr. G. P. Perkine— "n a reversal of the votaa the amendment waa adopted.
The same committee reported that they had received i application from Mr. W. B. G. Bennett, aniitant rv&ydr to the Corportion, asking for an increase to his ealary. he having been in the service of the Corporation now two yean, during which time worki of great Importance had been carried out. Mr. Morgan received £130 per annum for the duties which he waa now carrying out for £100, and which wae the lowest aalary >aid to an a*si*tant surveyor In any town of importance. The committee recommended the Corporation to incre*** Mr. Bennett'* **lary to £115 per annum —Mr. O. P. Perkin*, In moving the adoption of tho report, eaid Mr. Bennett waa a young man of fair experience, very attentive to hia dutle*, and most obliging, and the committee rrcommended that bit xalary be increased £15 annum.—Mr. Abraham eeconded the adoption of report, and laid he believed that it waa through him tliat Mr. Bennett did not receive £130 a year when appointed, a* he thep believed they ihould know wqat a man we, worth before tbey did so. He bad now great pleasure In supyorting the increaae.—The report then unanimously adopted.
ie same committee reported with reference to the liability of Mr. Jonas, contractor, to repair the road, at Portswood, the borough eurveyor had informed them that under tho terms of bi, contract he wa, only bound to maintain the tranche, in the road, to the original levels until eix months from the date ef hi, certificate of tho coespletion of the work, but tbat be waa not bound to keep tbe roada in repair. In their opinion no llahili.bility rested with the contractor, and upen presentation by the borough eurveyor of the certificate eanctloned a further advance of £637 8* to tbe con* tractor, leaving a balance in hand of tbe earoe amount. The borough xurveyor having lubmltted an e*tlm*te for he new road* at Portswood, amounting to £8786, aa jretented before.Mr. Morgan, the Local Government Inipector, the committee recommended the Corporation to apply to the Local Government Board for their aanc-tion to borrow £8780 for carrying out tho work.—Mr. O. Perkini, In moving the adoption of the report, »ald It wa, u,ele«* to put all the roada in thorough repair until all tbe drainage work* were completed.-Mr. Miller jeconded tbe adoption of the report.—The Town Clerk remarked that it waa only a matter of form to carry thia resolution, ,o a* to obtain the money from the Local Government Board-—Mr. Furber enquired who waa to blame for the delay in tbeae work,.—The Town Clerk aaid it wa* necessary to piaa thia resolution, and then they could obtain the aanction of the Local Government Board reapectlng the money they required. —Mr. Furber could not nnderatand this matter. They had been continually told they had not got thie money, yet they could get money for other works. The roada at Porta wood were quite imputable, especially at the fUilway Station.—1 he Town Clerk having intimatad the probability of getting the money in a few daya, the report w.a adopted.'
The committee reported the receipt of tender* for laying a new water main from Mr. J. Crook. £837i Mr. W. Batten £#78, *r. L. H. Greea, £768; Mr. J Wilcox, £1050; and Mr. J Grice, 7601; and the eommittee recommended the acceptance of tbe laaU named tender.—Mr. G. Perkina moved, and Mr. Miller aeoonded. the adoption 6t the report.—Mr. Le Feuvre aaked if any arrangement had been made in the contract aa to repairing the roada ?—The Town Clerk replied that there had not It would be all on the turn, pike toad, and Mr. Man waring would superintend the work.—The report waa then adopted
OWNERS or PROrBRTT AT PORUWOOD. Mr. Furber. In moving to inquire If all notioee under the Sanitary Act have been eerved on the ownere and occupiere In tbe Tythlng of Porta wood, eo tbat the Sanitary Authority will be in a paeitioo to complete the aewerina, paring, and water aupply forthwith, aaid the reason he aaked the question waa baoaaaa eome bad be*n.**rred with notice, while others had noC-Mr. O. P. Parkins said all that were considered neceeeary had been duly aerved.—Mr. Fnrbev eaid that did not anawer bla queeUon. What he wanted to know waa, had all "21 daye muat expire before anything oould be done. Why oould not all be served al ooce T SrH? *!** would have to be broken up again.— Mr. O. Perkine t Notice* had not been eerved on all, but
ejuld not tell the reaeoo.-Mr. Furber then moved tha| the committee be Inatmeted to Immediately cauee no-Woee to be served on all ownere of property at once.— Mr. Whitchurch seconded thia, ebeepvlng that thia elate
(*eak =P thA road a^aln. They were attending le
Tne Clerk aaid the Vaccinatioa Officer had prepared the following returna for 1876. There were 1752 birth a, and 1456 children were successfully vaccinated For the half year of 1877 there were 860 birthi. and 742 children •uccetafully vaccinated. The deficiency aroae from deaths, removals, and children excused by dee lore" ceruflcatei. T
The Clerk re-id a letter from the Local Government Board, confirming ol the appointment of Mr. Hill aa removal officer.
The Clerk real a letter from the Local Government Board, and laid that fmm Mr. Pleiulng'tjlie Board "a Inspector of Schools, report. It appeared' several of the girle in the house tchool were euffering from meailei. Thii *ii caused, the In*p*ctor *aid, by the girla being *ent to the Southern Diilrict Board School, a plan attended by the rortt retult*.. Thi* w** brought about by the fact that fnere w*i not room in tho echool. The Board itrongly objected to thii eyatem. and toped to have an early reply from the Guardian! on the eubject. —The Deputy-Pretidenl itrongly condemned the practice of pereoni giving Information to the Government Inspector, .and who knew nothing of the clroumitance. Aa to the children attending the Southern Dttrict School, they belonged to rei pec table parente. and it waa not fair to catl tuoh an imputation on tbe children attending the tchool.—General Tryon thought the letter had been written under a false impression, and thought It time to reecind the reaolution. and keep the children In their own echoo^—'The Deputy-Preaident agreed with what had fallen from General Tnron, and tbat the time had arrived when they ihould do eo. —Mr. Whitchurch aeggeated that a proper person ibould be spppointed to go round with the Inspector and then thete f'lte imprestion, weuld net get abroad. No one bad a right to make aucha statement aa appeared to have baen the cate.-The Clerk reminded tbe Board the** intpecloi purpotely avoided giving notice of their coming, to t to find the place In it* utual condition.—Mr. Batchelor also condemned the practice of any aervant of tho Board giving auch Information.—Mr. Walden ihould like to know who gave tbe information to the inspector reipecting thie matter. — The Clerk : The medical officer of the Houae, who it named in the report.—Dr. Bencraft waa then lent for.—Mr. Water* luggnted that a letter be aent to tbe Local Government Board, itating that the itatement of Dr. Bencraft waa not correct.—J)r. Bencraft here arrived, and, in antwer to the Deputy-Preaiden^ laid be male the itatement to the inipector in liti report that tho measlea bad been brought hyl the children from the Board Schoola, and he then aald, and did ao Hill, tbat it waa not advlt-able to eend their children to tboee echoolt, aa they drew together the worat claaa of children. — The Deputy-Preiident : Have you viaite I thia acbool ?— Dr. Bencraft: No, hot I know the neighbourhood the children caaie from.—The Depuly.Prpeidenl: I have viaited tbia icbuol, and what you aay ia incorrect. —Dr, Bencraft thankid the Deputy-President for the compliment, but at the aame time be wa* prepared to *Und a Government inquiry on the lubieot, end that what he had itaied waa perfectly correct. He alio entered hi* pre teat agalnit their children being eent to
General Tryon, (aid there could be no doubt the children caught the measlea at the Board ScbooL—Mr. Watere aald he bad alwaye objected to thoee children being aent probability of acbool.—Dr.
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Bencraft laid in all large acboola after children bad been 111 they ware tent back long before they were in a fit a tale, and the raault waa the apread of all kind* of dueaiee.—Mr. Wooldridge thought tba language of Dr. Bencraft rather atrong, a* the parenta would not * further diacuaaion the lubjict

Tbe Clerk read a letter from 8lr F. Perkine, M.P., itaring that he bad had an interview with the Firat Lord of the Admiralty on the eubject of a training ahip for pauper boy*. The Fir*t Lord informed bim tbat it wa* ImpoMibl* to comply with tbe requeit, aa th*y had no*, a single ibip te ipare. The Clerk alao read a letter from the Right Hon. Cowper Temple, M P., promiaing ' i eupport the Local Government Bill in Parliament.
A latter waa read from the Local Government Board rcapectlog the annual election of Dr. Oliver aa diatrict medical officer, I* consequence of hia not miding in hli district, stating that If the Board wiahed it they would make a provisional order for him to be elected for five
It trill be remembered that eome time ago a pauper belonging to Guemeey, named Tbomae George Dixon, waa aent under a magistrate's order to Guernsey, hie native place, under tba charge of a man named Amey, but tba euthoritiee refuaed to take tbe man.—Tbe Clerk now read a communication to the effect that not having received aufficient notice they refoaed to take the man in, and that tbe Guernaey Royal Court had paaaed an Act that Amey ahould enter into auretlea la tb* aum of £5, that Dixon ahould not become chargeable to tbe Island for 21 daya; and if not, both were to be expelled from the island at once (roere of laughter).—Mr. Water* thought they had been too premature In aondlng tbe man off to Guernsey; tba more ao aa the Removal-offloer Hill waa unwell at the time. Tbe mam might wall have been left until Hill could have takem him him-aelf. He moved that the Clark be Instructed to again writ* to the authorise* at Guemeey on the subject.— The Deputy Preridtnt aaid everything had been done according te law.—The proposition waa then agreed to.
Tbe Clerk road a letter from Believing-officer Yelf, staling that he bad, according to tbe instructions of the Board, enaammted four men before th. magistrate*, three named Hlnveet, for the noo-eupport of their pe-reaaU, toll man named Smith, for the non-eupport of hla graad-chtldren; and aa there waa no evidence to support the oaae. the magiatratee deal red him to Inform the Board that thev eooeldered evidence ahould be obtained In eupport of lb eee eaaee before eummonaee were taken out. and thua aave the public money<-Tha Deputy- Preeident expreeeed hia opinion that Mr. Yelf had n~dcnu kl. .lami, In ih. ou. .1 Smlib,
read from Mr. J. Blount Tboma* and Mr B. Hill, surveyor to the lodge. The dinner, which wae supplied by Host Score*, ga e every satisfaction, and after ample justice had been done to it, and tbe clothe removed, the usual loyal and patriotic toaata wero given from the chair and he truly responded to — Mr. G. T. Pop*, in propoeing " The Army, Navy, and Reserve Forcee," alluded to their deeds in the past, and a*id should the time come when the honour and interest, of England were at atake they would agmin faithfully perform their duty.—The toast having been drank, it waa briefly responded to by Mr. Bevis.—Br. P.O. Kitto, in proposing "The Grand Master, Board of Director*, and Officer* of the Man-cheater Unity," said tbat tbe Grand Ma*t*r had been C4 year* ai Oddfellow, and never once been out of office, and therefore he mull be thoroughly acquainted with the working of the Order, and well qualified to fill the position be now oocupied (applauae). The Board of Director* were a body of gentlemen who were actuated with the pure*t motive*, and it behove them to pay lho»e gentlemen that respect due le them, and in doing to to carry out tho grand motto inscribed on their banner—" Friendship, Love, and Triith"(app!au*e). He coupled with the toast the name of Br. T. Walton, and the toeat wae drank with loege bonouri.—Br T. Walton, in riling to reepond. waa received with loud cheer*. He thanked them for the beerty manner in which the toaal had been received, and eaid although he would not trouble them with any abatement ha mould tell them that the Order had not been eo pro*perou* in point of numbvrl laat year aa tbe prevloua one ; but thii be accounted tbe great depreition in trade now exiit'mg. In referring to the Friendly Socieliti' Act be eaid that last week the Board of Directora had under their coniideration the Poor Law Amendment Act. which provided thai when member* of a eociety became Imbecile and chargeable to the parith tbe Qoardiani had power to claim the nek pay. One of the objectioni to the dauae waa tbat it wai introduced into an Act which the friendly eocietiea knew nothing about till it became the law of the land. Hit great objection tu the clauae wa* thai by the Guardian* taking the rick pay they pauperised tbe wife and family aa well aa the man (hear, bear). A great number of members thought that the whole of the clause should be repealed, but hi* opinion wa* that tb* claute should be amended, so that where a man had no wife or family or anyone depending upon bun then the Guardian* *bould have powtr to claim th* money. He wai glad to tell them tbat be proposed a reaolution to that effect at tbe meeting of the Board.of Directora lait week, and it wa* carried by 8 to 3 (applaute), and that Mr Miller, the member for Aahton. had promised to propoee in the Hou** of Commoni that the clause be amended in the manner he had deathbed (cheer*). He concluded by wiihing tbat th* Fidelity Lodge iboull not only be tbe largeit in the diitrict, but very considerably the largeat—Br. Dawkine proposed " The Southampton District," obterring that the Grand Matter of the Dutrict waa . well qutlified to oacupy that poiitjon, which, he .had gained by haid work. Aa regard the Correiponding Secretary be would only aay he waa the shining light of the Diuriet. He coupled with the tout the name ol P.U.M. Alex-andsr.—P.G.M. Alexander responded, and gav* tome statiitica showing the condition of the Diitrict, and hoped that when hi* terra of office had expired thoae who placed him in the position he held would not repent doing ao (applaute). — Mr. J. Bithop aald he had much plea*ure in riling to propos* the tout of the evening—"Fidelity Lodge." Ae a member of the Board of Guardiana he could bear te*timony to the great good that the Fidelity Lodge, and other lodge* in the DUtriot. were doing in alleviating th* *uffering* of Widowt and Orphan* In Ihia town, and in consider, abl^r reducing the poor ratea'of the (own. He aaw by their balance aheet that their lodge waa in a very pmiperoua condition, they having tne very handtome balance in hand of £6,500. He alio noticea that they had eleven honorary mombera, and he ahouU be pleated to make the twelfth. He had much pleaiure in propoeing the toast, which wa* drunk with Lodge hnnour* —Br P.P.G.M. Higg* (aecretary% In re*pond-ing, said he ehould not trouble them with many remark*. but (imply give them a few figure*. During the p**t year they bad initiated 31 new m*mber», and had had grown nine daya younger ia age. They had expended for elek pay, 44*3 *a. Fnnerale, fTS. WMowe and Orphame. £133 10^ Diatrict, fZIS 16a. Diatrested member*, £9 18*. lOd. Thi* iait amount had been voted, to meet tpeeial cai«* of diitre**, from the Benevolent Fund, and he weuld tak* thia oppor. tunity ef informing honorary m*mber* that their an. nuai «ub*cript!on* were the main aupport of thi* fund On compari-on vAth the previous year the balance aheet showed that the payment* for rickneii had been £53 18*; funerals, £34; Widows and Orphans, £54 5s; and Distressed Members, £11 18s Id; in each case less than In 1876, or altogether their ex ponditure had been £146 lea* (applause). The capital for their Sick and Funeral Fund had increased by £•152 0a 4d ; and the present worth of the lodge was £5351 7sOJd : and th* number of member*, 407 good on ths book*. If they took a little wider range of what the lodge bad don* they would find tbat unco it had been eitabliibedin 1843 they had received £19,923 lOtlld, and expended for rickneii £6692; funerala 1672; widowi and orpbana £2441 (applauie). In addition to tbiiium there had been varioui payment! to the Diitrict, but •till they had been able to lave £5351 (applauie) To hie mind thee* figure: bad an eloquence of their own, and to the reflect*vo mind told of thrift, providence, aiokaeu toothed, eorrow alleviated, and diitreie averted. So much fur the pait, and their proipecta for the future were in the big Beit degree promising. In referring to the new Friendly Societiei' Act, Mr. Higgt aaid tbe Act pronded that every PHand^ Society ahoJd be regktered within three y*ar* from Janua-/ 1877, and that it* la*t valuation at well ai iti last balance ibeet ibould be hung ij the club-room. They had hung tb*ir laat balance theet ai well aa their valuation in the lodge room and were proud of it (cheer*). It showed tbat their auet* were £12541 13,3d and their liabilitiee £11.400 9* 7d; or a surplus of £1144 3i (cheer,). It wa* atated by rome people that tbeae valuationa were all " moon*bine." but if tbe people who made these assertion, would only »tudy the matter a little they would find that the edenoe of ,Uti,tic* wa* a real *cience, and tbat tbe calculation* based thereon w*reju*t a* true aa two and two made four. What ha want*d to Impress upon young m*n wa* tbat unlet, a lociety took «tock periodically by a valuation of it* aiieu tbey could not tell wh*tb*r it waa *ound or not. Tbe Fidelity lodg* bad already taken (lock tbr*e time*. There were at preaent in the borough of Southampton 2300 Oddfellow*, but he thought there ought to be at lea*t 5000 independent of any other *oci*ti«*. The Fidelity lodge offered security for tbe benefit* promiied at a juit rat* ef contribution according to age at joining, and a member might *uit bla clrcumitaniee and pay for at high ai 20* per week in licknew, or ai low ai8i. He thought be bad ibown them what tbey bad done In
But tbe futuro."all unknown.
Hath a promise of It* own,
and be truited would far exceed the pail (loud cheer* Varioui other loaita followed all of which were duly honoured j the proceeding*, which were enlivened by tome capital harmony, being brought to a cloae at 12 o'clock, an extra hour having been graated.
The KZDWXT—Oapt. i. H. Jelliooa. left Routhamptou ea Mooday. with the outward Waal India and Paolfie maiU.
i. extrf tt-ammr from tho
India an-t P*elJo mailt, li expect*! at &oat*a.nDUi,
The DO.V-^Caot R. Wool ward, will sail from Southampton on Batnrday. tb* 2nd March, with the ma: Is for tba British and Foreign Wast Indies, th. Paclflo. Max loo, Oali-
_T^* DXg—Capt O. T. Copland, extra *team«r far the
The NBVA-Ct »ra*ll *a»l Rlrer I
a maUa. 1* expected ,
Th* TgimW-Oap*. A. Clark, will s
ma-1* from the Oape, Ao., la expected at 8*uthaapvV oa tba I7th Int. \
SJ;, 7^- T'
The CapL H. de la Opur Traven, arrived at
Tahal on th« «rd January.
.The JUfTa-Ca*. W. & Wan at hatal on th* 34th of Janaar/.
Th* WBSBR—Capt. J. Barw, from New Ycrk, ar-rtred at Southampton on Twaday, on bar wiyto. Mremw, with a large number of passenger* and a full oargo, having landed the Southampton portion of which fbe prooaedea no_her *nva**. *
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dna at Soatbrmptou c___
cargo, on her way t« Bremen.
Tha NXCKAR—Cxot. w. WlHI«ro__Harona and .Vno Ortaana Haa.
Tha gjummcmrAG-CapL C. Umdouteah. ham New Orleam and Havana, la hourly expected at Sou tha mp tan.
i pU?sE "T-ooMPAirr.
The STAJD If.4.4RLS3f—Capt. J. de Ridker, will leave .........." "ilit of Kirch, ai an extra
The F00MrddJO3-CaM. J.F. Aakei, wm leave Booth. er^^jid*a '• ti" ,itJ> Mu«h' *l*h mailt, paaaaa
freight for Batavia, Ac.

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% PAgCUr-OmL ia d.ily expected at Southampton.
, from the BraiU*, Aa.,
PKNIN8DLAR A5D OHJKSTAL HTKAM NAVIGATION The UnWOSTAK—Oapt. Haaelwood. with the homeward Australian mail*, arrived at Southampton on Saturday, with 91 passengers, and a full cargo. After landing her malls, *«., he proceeded on to London.
The &4THA T—Oapt. R. T. Dunda*, la ft Southampton ou Thnraday. with the China mail*. 8b* had a large number of paatengert, and a full general cargo. The GJVAIJOR—Qapt J. O. Babot, will leave South-mptou on Thurada^neit, with the outward ladla mall*.
Australian mall*, will leave Southampton on the 7th March.
The LOMBiRDr-Capt. W. B. Hall, with the outward
■tails, arrived at Shanghai on tb* 18ih laat.
ofttJ tor AuS^iA
S0DTHAJIPT05 SHIPPI50 J^atogea, from Baltimore, arrived at Southampton The Garment*, from Prince Ed ward a Island, arrived at
Southampton on Uot-day
TSie*day ;;; 5 19 all Saturday Z 9 U 10 ~8 Wtdmetday _ @ M y a: |
There it a teoond hiyh water about twehourt after the time
IC&ZZ tTd*. """"""
P.tienta admitted during the week, 80 ; ditto, dlaehuged 2«.
Provident Member* admitted laat Monday, 30. —°^Cemba- — " —
William Pxaicc, Resident Dlrpenaar. 80DTHAMPT0N SAILORS* HOME.
Number of beds occupied for the week ending Fsbruary
HoTtca.—la order to ensure insertion of Births, Marriage*, and Death* It Is necossary that they should be properly authenticated by the name and addreaa of tb* *end«r.
Bll^h^—February 17, Southampton, Mr*. W. Bligh, of a
Ely.—February 10. at Washington Houae. HlH-lan*, South-amptoa, the wL* of i'epheu Ely, of a daughter.
O tbome— Flower —February 18. at 8t Jamas*i Ohureh, Southimpton. by the Bev. 0. D. EebbU. M.A., Frederick
of AlUthampton.
Atkla*.—February II, at Uuwo-pUoe, Southampton,Barah,

Brewn.—February M at Oyper Carnal-walk. Southampton, r. George Brown, aged 42.
Chaat-February IP, at Belvldere-rond, Southampton. Mr. H. Chant, aged 84.
^ Wtniasaa.—Fs^uj Id, atPageWtruet^fioathampteu, Mr. in Whitchurch, aged M..
Lataid.—haa demanded aa explaaatioo
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