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addreeeod to Mi*. LlUott. 10, Pprjl»QV^UwLV'stnilon, a little before « o'clock the aam# rtoruln*. and-ln the preeenee ol Mr. llor-
him there bail been * Jiht
any eoeuptai
w. ivuk --------J Petwt»rth
when under bit charge. end aakod
reach . Southampton.
complalnta about the lota
If0th"r kTew So." Wlthrtt
end he *aw blm take rodueeiL Wltnek* 11* toll prlaoner a. ttio*e he had eo-IIU[1U lu vmv v, ..._ ......... *nnnirln|ri. about.—
Morton, a cl«k attached to the ml,.log letter department,
l prevloasly marked
Davld*onTBwrie\tre%L Awthamoton. lie then proceeded to 1'rtworvh. and.handed tbetwe letter* totlie pott-mistress there, with certain Inetructlons. At that time both letter* * ere securely fastened. Oo the following morning «l » 3S he proceeded with the U« wltuo.s to the Vott-oBce at Southampton, an.' saw the Petwortb baar opened, but there was no letter In It addressed to Mr*. Elliott, of So. 1*. Portland-street, Rontharapton.or to Mis* Davidson, Bugle-
passed between the prisoner and the lait wltneee. The 1J0 penny p*stazn sump. produced he saw taken from tlie prisoner's b*«ket, aurtthiv were theeame he bad plaeed In the letter addressed by him to Mr*. Elliott, and bore hi a mark. Ho alto aaw W stampe taken frojn tbe tame pUwv-Mr*. Fanny Caroline Arnold, poet-mlstress at
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umtUrta the eaale evening. when the pnt them Into the Jotter bag (produced), and eeeurely faatened It. and
prisoner'* ba*ket.and the twobalf-sovorelgnS in hie purse. On the war IQ the elation prisoner said ti* did not know why he did It—ft waa mot through want. Prisoner had been In the company'* aerrlw nearly 18 year*.
otlier wa* addreaaed d—Prisoner wa,
-----------------I for trial.—XK J. 8. Ho*.
klsson. superintendent of the L. and W W. Hallway pany. appeared to watch tbe c-----
known him bore i then committed to the X
s on behalf of tbe Com-
Isrjtranea aCnrtD — Louisa Archer, for whom Mr. Leigh appeared, on remand, wae charged with throwing a. bear glass and injuring a child named Stefno. who«e parenta keep the Sttg Inn, In the 8trand.-Tho erldenee wa* pub-llabed lau week.—Dr. l'alk now laid the child wa* out of danger, and the c4*e wa* taken a* a common assault.-Mr. Leigh. In defence. *ald tliey bad all been drinking t* getber, and word* aroae, and complainant IIrat threw a glass of be** at defendant, who then threw the gla** "
complainant, and It accidentally struck the child, ■ defendant much regretted.—8ke r" * 1 ' for 31 day*.
i *ent to hard labour
Haperlntandent Rreary said quite *
la, and In default #<

... , . j Mayor (A. 'eCalraont. K"!),
Kmnnuet anil Larat. J E. Cooksey, II. J . P^r.Und C VAoaAitcr ■
Up by P.O. Pah,......- -
night. Defendant wa* sln*lug. and .
oelm money. Tenpanoa halfpenny waa found on prisoner, -rile wa* teat to bard labour for sevenHays.
Before the Mayor (A. L. McCalmon^ TUq l. A.Mrrman Lam*. O. P. Perkln*. J. T. Tucker, and Yf. II. A^uten -George Goldtng, a dock labourer, of Cbarlee-etreet. was brought upon a warrant, chargwl with
______r_,. hehbw wanted
of rebniiryhe came home. glrehlrti*ix>en*etrt get *on her op —He ""
and *oon aft*r *i
.. _____ On the /5th
nd l^ean«a *he refuted to drink. I\e threatened to rip
and walk out of .the ehop. \Vltne»e etnpped hlb. took hlrn tvk*etWahop. ##4mmd*bk eoa* fonod tt* kef pw-duced, quite warm.—A b*y named Hcwett, In the employ of the proaecutor, IdefiUfletl the loaf of bread, a* hi* matter'* property, WhVb l>e plw'ed In the window about 11 o'clock the prurloo* day, quite wann.—Prlaooer wa* aeut to-'hard laboor for U dafre. 1L
CnAROr.or Stualino PoTATora.—Kdwd. gheppard and Weti Gray, weryehargod wltU ateallng two aa.k* of P"t«-tnet, tbe property, of Mr. Ath. ef Newport. I.W, which tbqy aoW to Mrt. Cooper, of Chapel-road —Mr AuperlnWndent Hrtary ttld he had little dodbt the potatnet belonged to Mr. Ath. and aakwl fo^ a remand until Saturday, wlilih waa grant*!, vn the undnratemllng that they wool.I be bmoght up earlier. II the proteculor tbould arrive before 8nor U0BBERT5T Bore.—r.dwInJIaye*. I*, and Predk. Hegerm. li. were charged with ateallng eight locket* from the abop of Mrt. Emma Bonney. ut TJ. St. Mary-* atrect. -Mr*, llonneyiald the locket* prbdoced Were her pro-pcrty. and were rnrthll.. ."Air were eneJoeed In a gla*. cate on her counter, and were *afe between 6 and Ualf-patt oe locket*, and *ald that Hay**
• with him when be »tol*
Both prlwoer* *
________________**nt to hard labour for 31 day*, each
to reoeelre .U atrokc* with a birch rod when tbejr went In and when they came out of Jail.
A vrnr DirramtfT Uobbertbta Bot.-Harry Huntley.
merchant,-of Shollng common, wa* again brought up on remand charged with obtaining under fall* and fraudulent pretence*, wine* and iplrlf valued at £*0t from
and Mr. Shutto for the crlaoner.-John lHrl.,
m.. tr, th« prltoner.*ald he wa. In prl*on*r'* employ ab<
at a guinea a week. During that time be bottled
. Pritoner wa* n
The door of the *tore* opened Into Alblon-plaee. There wa, little or no bu.lna** done. He took out two lot* of whliky In Jar* to Mr. 8an*om of the Morning Star, and u-Mr. Nlchol.ou, but ho could not eay how much. H* did not take a permit with the iplrft* to Mr. Nlehol.on. While be wa* there practically there

o the cellar under Mr. Dobbin'* place.
time he waa there he *i
would tatlafy iier, and thla wa. done—bimMlf In £2p. and ooeamm*ylmfl#—fofalxmoolha.
Uarso IsiULTma LAJiotiAoe towakds a Tows Coti*cti.tx>«. —Mr. J. Nlchol*. owner of the -kating Kink, and a builder, wa. aummoned for u.lng In.ultlng language towards Mr. George Lutu-ley, In Above-ber, on Wednesday lut.—Tbe court wa* crowded br a large number of trade*men of till* town anelou* to bear tbe peocccdlng*. — Mr. ffinby appeared for defendant, and *uggc*ted that the aummgna aUould be withdrawn, a* the ca r ought not to hare been brpught Into th*t Court.—Mr. Longiey •aid he ahould do nothing of the kind, and the em— proceeded.—Mr! Lungley tald between 5 and 6 o'clock on W#dm#edmy weolmg wkll* pmeeedlng *p Ah#r«ybar.»wwL defendant came up and aald. " When you apeak on public matter*. I wl.h you weuld confine your.elf to the truth." Wltne** replied that he alway* did to and defeudnnt replied. " No. you do not." Wltneii told him that If ho had anything to tar to him. to *ay It In icmt other placc. and not a**a7l him In the public atreet Defendant then aald
" You mre a-humbug, and a-liar." and be had a
good mind to glre him a-click under tbe oar; to
which wltne** replied that he had better not try It on. Tney aepmmkd defendant repeating the word* aero** tbe ttreeL He tbould call a wltneat to ,how that Mr. Nlchola had premeditated thlt.—Crott.examined by Mr. Klllby : He " I defendant & lltr. He I - ' -...........
I by tald ho did not remember
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good* to be tak*n to Dobbin*'cellar.—By Mr. Rogort: Wine* came to the ttoret In bottUt and a traall ca.k of liquor* after he went then—Mr. Saeaon had eome and the other i there when he left—Crow-examined by Mr. Shutte : wa* not afraid of Mr. Bretry looking In at tbe window __ he did nothing wrong; he waa * weeping up the place (Uughter). He -we* dl.chaiyed a* Smith *ald be wauled aomeone who better under*tood the bu.lne.s. — By Mr. Klllby : l'rt*on*r'* *on-ln-law dlaehargod him —By Mr. Cook.ey : He did not k'*p the excite ttock book which waa kept In the office. There wat no clerk employed, and pritoner't daughter waa there at timet. There wa* am der book and other book* and bill-bead* kept In the olllco.
•George Mill., a carrier, of Union-street, proved carting
public order.
work wa* badly done and worao looked after. Hn believed defemdam* wa* the contractor foNhcae work*. He had no doubt defendant'* remark* referred to what hn aald In the Town Council. He considered tbl* wa* a public questlan.
He Objected to being called a -— liar In the public
street*, and he brought It forward on. public (frouftds, a* well as to bis personal character, and be appeared there In both capecltlee, —* w '
allowed there would be an and tbe sooner they all Alderman Atlstt deposed -
Mr. Lungler on Wednetdi, ------ _.
Royal York Hotel defendant overtook them,
of the expressions complained of. Witness added that
defendant. In crossing the road, turned . nd repeated the expressions.—Cro**-exaaalned i Ne complain-
ant call defendant a liar.—Mr. Council. •• :hurch waa at the Council oo Wednesday, and at lu . utlon walked up tbe atreet with defendant and Mr. Laahmore. Defendant said he wanted to wait for Lungley to mil hits a liar. Witness advised him not to do to. a* It would cau.o a disturbance In the street. Mr. Lashroore said ho hopad defendant would not do so In his presence -Alderman l.amb thought If defendant made an ample apology In public court that would end the case.—Mr. Klllby tald his " t ought nerer to have made the remarks, and he waa ucu-d to ssy that he withdrew the expressions ho bad
-Mr Lmmgky maid bahmd no Nellm* la Ibe and would accept the apology, and the ease ende Mayor and Mr. Perkins took no part In tbe proceedings, the
Mayor retiring from the Beach.
Before the Mayor (A. L. McCalmont. Keq.). Alderman Emanuel. H. J. Baeban. J. T. Tucker, and O. P Dk *N*lA!«i»*?wCAPABt.t.—Rlchanl Wing. k##uar of beer-shop. In Amoy-street. was charged by P C. \ Inceut with being drunk and Incapable. In Bcllevuc-rq*d. '
day afternoon.—Tlila being his first offence he
"dmh* and 19 a Krr. — George Thorn, aged 60. from o Isle of Wight, was charged with being drunk

be taken In a cab to the Workhouse,
the cab-fare, 3s «d. and it. tbe amount of his keep at tbe Workbowe. n
A Dmonmm* Vacraxt.—John Deward was brought up
byP.C.Kektam,lor belmg dewmk and begglpgl .....-
place.—Defsndant refuted to walk, attempted tbe offlcer down, and had to be taken to tbe au truck. He enly ceuie out ef Jail on Saturday afternoon, having served seven daye for a similar offence. On promising to leave the town before 13 o'clock he waa dla
A P*ortTA.Bi.t Tbadk —Thomas Sutton, another men
On prisoners* lid. all In copper, wa* found.—Mr. Kuper-Intendent Brcary aald dufendant had only Juat errlved. and had he been allowed to keep on about three houre, he would hare got at toaatle*. lie had no dbubt defendant had- been a vagrant for yeara.-Defand*nl said be wa* •Ingiog *acred mutlc, and on promising to leave tbe town
years; Wa* ebarg*d with a similar offence, by keggfng from dcor to door that mounlng. On blm w a found a ehtpemq* and Mvanpetoc* Miree larthlnge In oopper*-—On promising
*Kli being sbaent frotn'training for last y-ar a drill In the Ht^blWAr#l^^llltla.^-8taff-*ergeAit Hufbea proved the »*t^.—Defc»daht's defxace wa* that ha bad
shop. Above Bar. _____
load. He waa employed by prisoner but had not been paid for hi. work. The laat witness assl.tcd him to stow the wine In Dobbins' cellar —At this point of Klllby asked for a further remand until Mom granted and the prlaoner remanded.
The annual meeting of the members of this corps took : , ace on Friday evening, tbe 2ind ult., at the Load-(juartcrs, Carlton Hall; the attendance was not at all us. Captain SkeKon presided, and the other . present were AssiiUnt-8urgeon Griffin. Lieuts. Swayne and Jennings, and Sub-Lieutenant* Perkins and G. Abraham.—CapWo B&allom, In commencing lha pro-cecdlngs. expraued his great regret at the absence of Captain-Commandant Ilarfleld through indisposition, and said their firit businea* waa to receive the annua report and balance sheet. It was aatisfoctory to find tbat the corps bad increased since their last annual meeting from 820 to 362 member*, but the state of its efficiency waa unfortunately not quite so satisfactory though Ih
throughout the country, of volunteer* a short tim fact, that the Govertitner it sufficient t<
Looking through the list of subscribers h« found the falling off was caused either through death or persons leaving the town (hear. hear). ' .
Lane* Con-of*! White seconded the adoption of the report, which was carried. Corporal Oimk waa re elected audlt ir, a rote of thanka being passed to him lot his past services.
Sub-Lieu tenant Perkins proposed a vote of thanks to the honorary members of and subscribers to tbe corps.
Lieutenant Jennings seconded thit. remarking th^t the subscriber* had done less »his year for the cot pa than last. He (bought, however, that they ahould try, and e honorary members, not only bec*u»e they wars
________ permanent source of income, but because they
took greater interest in the corps. He noticed also that there waa only one bank in tbe town which subscribed to their fond—the Hampshire and North Wilt* Banking Company—their own bank, but he began to think that other banks might also contribute, and suggested to their hon. secretary that he ehould take steps with that object (bear, hear). , ,
Tbe propoeitlon waa unanimously carried.
Lieutenant Jennings proposed and Assistant-Surgeon Griffin seconded, a similar compliment to Laace-cor-poral May, hon. sec., who, in acknowledgement. Mid subscriptions were coming in very well to far this year, and he did not doubt they would be much batter tlitn laat (applause).—Tho hvn. tea. waa unanimously re-
Serge -nt Locke proposed, and It was resolved to tugga.t to the commanding officer that he should Invert a rule io the regulations of the corpt that every recruit joining ehall engage to earn the capitation grant within tbe tirst year of bis enrolment—that is within 18 tmrotha or pay 30s to the corps funda. ''
Lieutenant Swayne eaid be must agam mention a subject be brought forward at tbe last annual meeting— in regard to each member of the co^ps paying , 2s Cd to the corpe funds, and be new made a proportion that Jt be suggested to tbe Commanding officer tbat thla rule be enforced, and that the non-con^-— !"ioned office" «*"* ImMIn* a higher erada than
rJiaary v«
— they htld.
Serjeant Bmanuef seconded the proposition, and ip the course of a conversatien which followed. It wa* stated that this had partly been thi niloy but for jh« last tWo years It had fallen Into abeyance, through which the funds of the corps bad suffered.
Assistant-Hurgeon Griffin supported the proposition., though he thought ft a wrong principle, a* be oonsiderwl the Govern " ant ought to render more support to the volunteer* than they did.
The propoeitlon was unanimously agreed to, ajrote of
refuted to terra bur.—Defendant wa* fined it ad and,cytt*. Waa fined the NM«l the tan.merit. 8* ed. Il /d71 brijr
Diiouov— '^anodaO*—RopMa Campbell, of Ho.-«l.« Nei.on-c. n. «* lummened for utlog Inankln*language toward. I.fjer Neat, on February Mtb. Tbe language complaint • waa of tbe most disgusting character.—Mr.
ft was ttatef at n conference Igo. #nd It ssaa ncoopwd as m oapltnUon grant o* 30a per lain tain efficiently a Volun-had to be supplemented by subscriptions from the officers, men, and those who take an interest In the movement. At the same time he thought they should endeavour to clear off the debt on the corps by inducing persons to subscribe to its funds, and still more by endeavouring to get a larger honorary list (hear, hear). He thought tbote gentlemen who took an interest in riflo shooting and in tho maintenance of the rolunteer movement In the town should come forward in greater numbers, and, if they did not take u more active part, might at least enrol themselves as honorary members of the corps, and thus give it the beneNt of their countenance and subscriptions, and erefore he hoped more of their fellow toweinen would •tne forward in this way. and shew that they took an terest in the corps (applause). • • '
The annual report and balance-sheet wa then read, ahnwtnm iba* om th* 31*1 Vbtobw. 187*, &h# strength of the corpa was 320. and during the ye»r there were enrolled 120, while 78 had resigned, making the strength of the corps on the 31st August last 362 , but of tbeae W were non-effloionu. Tbp halanoe-*heot for the year endiug 31st December,'1877, showed that the annual subscriptions had amounted to £38 li»S hon. members subscriptions, £19 16s: officer*' aubtcripUoo.. Xlfl 14. | ditto, band fuud, £1313: store ahd ammuni-wuo. k; InddanW mwlpU. 6% h M; capitation
pwl for Xb7*. fM7 10; (th# *nm& for 1877 mmoonia to ££>5110s): and alur pavment of expencea thefe remains m hr'^ duo to the bank of JC179 1Q« ^ .
Sergeant Kmanuel called attention to the fact that the expenditure last year had exceeded tbe capitation grant by over £300, and asked whether there, were »»y extraordinary expences incurred wblch wet« not likely to
Captain Skeltor. said the explanation would pxrtly be found by consulting tbe balancc-sheet of Ult year, partly fa the increised number of recruit* enrolled, necessitating a large expenditure on new uniforms.
from Oovernment, £M Is8d. , . . .
Colonel-Sergeant Grandlson suggslted that tbey might cut down their expense* by adopting lemi Itrlot rule In Regard to the enrolment of young'persona, -who jofotd th#eorf*, And sent in their resignations befons the end of the year. It was In the wmtaakdlng officer's die-cretlon to put In force some role bt which the prfceti of youths Joining the corpe and tbed leaving from m* caprice or to jolb other corni, and thoa •potting th» 2nd Hanta KID* Corp* tn nnneceaaary axpeheo. mCuld be atoppod, by-compelling ench peraon* to pay'Sor the expento th*y pot tb* corps i (*ppiawe). .
Quarter matter-Sergeant Benue.t aald auch thing* bad < occurred in tbecorpa bftaner than tboy should, ibut he 'bad no control over tbe matter.i >AU he had to do was to fiirnia6 tbo man! with uniform* a* he get nrdv# from the officer*. . Man> recruits resigned before Wcothing .aUMb.mavn retting tktir uniforms, for Twb t^*y ________»blch mac* *«nt up to hyd quarUra.
■joffssxsi^^sxs} sfsas.

■Sould*r* to th* wheel and
■abocriben and to iwell op the funda of tbe corpa.
Hr. Cbipperfield, signed by 'kins, B.A., and Treheme
The usual monthly meeting of the Hartley Council as held on Monday afternoon. The Mayor (A. U-McCaltnonl, Esq.), presided, and there were pre*ent— Dr. Ltngstaff, General Try on. and M'e-ers. Le Peuvre, J.P.. Pslvey, C. B. Phlppard, R. Driver, Psssenger, \T. Purbsr, J. P., II. Abraham, and R. 0. BasoetL COM M CHtO ATI 05.
Mr. Shore announced the receipt, from tbe Town Clerk, of a book presented by Sir Moae* Montefiore to the town, containing reoordt of a 40 days'eojourn In the Holy Land by tbat gentleman.—The Mayor said ha roust apologise for the book not being there before. It waa himself who moved In the Town Council that the boo I; ahould be placed In the Hartley Institution, and it waa decided that It should be placed in the reference library. —Mr. Shore alto read a letter from Mr. Elliott, of Andover, thanking the Hartley Council for the worka ' art that had been lent them for.tbeirextiibition.
A letter was next read from Mr.
Messrs. G. Ooxwell, C. W. Hawkins,
Pellow, complaining that there was not eufficieni commodation for playing chess In the ppbHc reading room, and tn.-getting that a chea* club abould be formed, at the small eum of 5t per annum, to meet the expenses; so that a room might be furnished fo( the purpose. The letter also suggested that six chess boards would be sufficient for about fifty members.—The letter wa* referred to the Library Committee.
« riSAaoi A.ip oaxm&AL pckposis co**:rr:«a"
read, and had reference to the removal of tbe place of convenience on the top of the stairs, and on the pro. position of General Tryon, seconded by Mr. Falvey, waa
The same committee reported on tbe bad state of the ventilation in the ball and recommended the Council to idopl the suggestion of Dr. Langstaff that 118 ventilating tubes be placed in tbe celling.—General Tryon briefly moved tbe adoption of the reoort which was seconded by Mr. Phlppard.—Dr. Langstaff said he had no h**iUtlon In staling that tb* large room of that Institution wa* one of the worst ventilated public room? In the kingdom, and he was borne out in bi* remark* by Dr. Chaumont, of Netlay. Ha then explained the causa and said the w! at th» top of tbe build ng we* perfectly useless —id most be removed, and one olt ruperij>vlMcripi*on put in it* place, the offoct at present Wat %jich a* > to-make ones' head almost epllt, and this was canted as he had described by the want of proper ventilation.—The report was then adopted.
The Finance and General Purposes Committee reported reference to the re investment of the funds of the Institution that it had becjn resolved tbat half the first dividend received in April, 1876. amounting to £198 19«, bo invested in India four per cent, a took and added to pretent capital.—Mr. Le Peuvre, in proposing the adoption of tbe report, stated that in January, 1876-, the Council resolved to increase their income by changing the investment of their capital from three pet; cent. Consuls to India four p*r_ cent*. The dividend on the the former wa* paid in January and July, and on the latter in April and October. Tbe re*ult wa* that In 1876 tbey received dividend* for three half-years,
premium of 106*. and *uppo*ing the Government paid off at par the rcault would be that th*y would loao this 6J per cent., which would amount to a considerable sera, resolved, the.efore, to provide a set-off by setting i portion of tho first half-year'* diridend, end the Council, In whom was vetted tbe ownership ef .heir funds, aaaented to tbe change upon this guarantee. But to his surprise a week or two ago he found that two yew* had clmpeed" without (hk guarantee bdn* enroled out. He thought at the last meeting of their Finance Committee tbat the bait c6tlr*e to adopt wa* to carry it out of once, and hence the report before them.—Mr. W. Purber seconded tho adoption of the report, remarking ho »u glad of tho explanation given, for, on the faco of it, It seemod as though they worm about to apply income to capital.—The report was then adopted.
The Classes and Lecture Committee recommended at a cour*e of these lecture*, illustrated with tb* oxyhydrogen lantern, be delivered at the Institotion In the autumn of 1878, by Mr. W. B. Carpenter, the" educational trust providing the.lectures, &c., the locaP author!tie* the room, &c, and a penny fur admission being charged.—The report was adopted upon the motion of General Tryon, seconded by Mr. Furb*r.
The Classes and Locture Committee reported that upon receipt of a communication from the Science and Art Department, it wa* reaolved that tho chairman of
, . looal *eore|ary lur the science exam!
nations in May, 1878.—The )1 *jor said the meeting In question wa* held that afternoon. U* and several other gentlemen wer* prpaont, and it waa recommended that tho gentleman who was secretary la* yqar, and who he believed had held the post lor several years past, Mr. C. J. Phillips, should be the. special local eccretarv for h o coaming year. Ho proponed tho #*QpUo# $f Iho; eport. which wa* seconded by Mr. Falvey and agreed, o, and thla closed th* btuinea* before tbe Council.
Toa la tie foil paoWf i* :»oJd b/, tppeln
s uiu. ^ w « r-ttZ
iU groat strength, delicious fiaroar, and raaI_Ah*apn*a& opposite St. Mary * Otiartk | Dawton, BolUvue-roaJj Hon*.
Laundry) I* told la
The bvrtugh eor*nen(B.' Ooawelfc B»q ) b*W an In-qooat at the Ports wood H«t'oi,.Bs»oi»-hill on,Tuo*day, on the, bodrtflf Amelia Smith* *ged '27 year*, who re' sided with nVfather, at So. 1, Melbourne-street, South-amptdh. ' Al^uuimerboo wa* foreman of tbe jtlrj, an j Ihe follbwing cvldehW wa* take* _
Henry Wyatt. pi caterer, living at 3, Pak^#-nv»d. St.1 Deny a, deposed .that .h^ did not know the .lec.atod, but o*a#*4e* mqming, about half pwt P o'clWt, h# was at tbe bottoni of bit garden, np to which tho tld* flowed, and hit attention was ctlied by* lad named Riohafd Jdyee to What bo aald ware so mi boot* in the water, the tide then being out.,, Witnee* looked to the spot, and seeing what appeared to be a heap he went W the'place, and found it waa the body of. the deceased, upon which he sent for a policeman. In tb* meantime, with the assistance of Mr. Jeyoo, ho got her onshore, and noticed thet she bad eat-rings, and there was a little blood flowing from'her. whi*h\he thought might
look! and about four foot from the edge of the shera. [At hjijh waUr thoro would be 7 or 8 f*ot of water at
Winiaci Smith, an Inspector Itl tbe CrtjpbJr «f the Soathampton Gar Company, said the deceased' wa* his daughter, and 27 year* of age. She wa* single,and had
last saw fcer aflveat i
Friday morning, and he oallad t halfi#st 1 o '
did n~l —k — *v
id edmothlng oo "her mind, end she bod delusion for *ome time. • Ho had bad no oooasivn tn •ooJd b*r or find fault with her at all . After she Isft at about 2 o'clock on Friday afternoon she did not return agkln, but ha took ■<> notice of It, ai she wa* In the habit of dressing and leaving in th* tarn* way, and not raluruloguattf 8or 0 in tb* evening. .He*waa.not uneasy about her until 11 o'clock, and the next rooming he wept and eont everywhere he could think of. but could near nothing 'of'hi* 'daughter.. At a quarter to >10 at night bo want to the police-etsllon, and Informed Mr. Supw Breary and Injector Blake, asking them to.r*. quest the man who were going on night duty to look and see If they could find her walking about In April laat sh« was engaged to be married to a corporal hi the army, Who gave tier a keeper and a gold necklace, the understanding being that *he waa to wait four ysara—no til hi* time wa* up In tb* army. She wa* then hvinf at Shirley, and *oon afterwards she rewired a letter from the corporal breaking off the engagement, and asking for a rttonl of tbe letters, its. He thought that affected her mind, as be bad to fetch her from her situation. She eaid that Mr. Wai*on, her former master^ tad given witnesa £1W on her behalf, and bow hard it was that sb* should hav* to work, but this wat a delusion, and wb*n ipok*n to about it in the presence of Mr. Watson eh* merely laughed.
By the ForanAn : I bad no medical treatment for her, and she left no written statemeoL I searched her boxes, hot found nothing, ghe would sit at breakfast, and suddenly burtt out laughing, and when spoken to Woiild *ay nothing.
' Benjamin Watson, draper, Prosp*ct-plaoe, said de-coated had twice been in hia service, and ahe last left him about twelve months since. Tb* first time Mrs. Watson engaged her they had a most excellent character with h*r a* a servant, but wtn told tbat the wa* subject to deluslone and to being strange in her actions, which tbty found to be the case, and that tbe wat suffering from a kind of religious mania. About last March she cam* home on a Sunday evening In an excited war, and said eh* bad become engaged to a soldier, and enowed tflem her carlt de eUHe, after which, witnees thought she was not responsible for.tier action', and she left them a fortnight following. JJhe. had a delusion that a yoang lady In his employ wasddlng'her an'lnjiiry." and that he bad given her father £100 for bar to settle matter*, which was totally untrue, and a delusion on her part. On Friday be had occasion to see Mr. Smith about hia gas, and while there Mr*. Smith came and asked him If he would speak to deceased re*peKate Baggs, living at 2, Alma-cottages, Priory-roed, St. Deny'e, deposed that she knew the doceaacd, who came to her house, at twenty minutet to 3 o'clock on Friday afternoon, and remained until a quarter to 7 in the evening, when she appeared"?*-';e quite la high spirits, and said she had no yoang \ .an. She alto said >toe to see you once mo»e, Kate," but it did not witnesa that b*r mind was failing. Bbd left alone, and t'id not state where she was going, but went Whs dlro#lo* of h#g homo.
The Coroner said there was very little doubt that the deceased had oome to her death by her a wo hands, and that she was of unsound mind at the time. The jury might, if they pleaded, find a verdict of "-Fodnd Drowned," without saying anything further.
The Foreman thought it a pity Mr. Smith had not called in medical aid.
Tho Coroner : I cannot blame him very much for that. I suppose you did not think there was any occasion for
Mr. Smith : I did not, as she would sometimes come and get the breakfast and dinner, and then go away up-airs and not ham any. ,
The Coroner: Her bodily health seems to hav* been good, and you bad no suspicion at ail that ehe wa* likely to commit suicide ?
Mr. Smith : No, sir.
A Juror: Had there been any words between yon ? Mr. Smith : There had never been any words between u J bail bar homo because I thought she would be a help to me and her mother.
Mr. O. Dowdall (a juror): Did she ever tay she would domtnll suicide ?
'Mr. Smith : She said about three weeks ago that the jould^make a hole in the water If ll proved untrue about
The jury then returned a verdict " That the deceased drowned her»*If while In an unsound slate of mind."
We may add that the hat the deceased wore was found floating dow* .the River lichen, near Mr, Bowman's wharf, about half-past 8 o'clock on Saturday morning, a"nd it ras subsequently identified as tho one she had on when she left her home.
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SATURDAY. Mamcn 2. IMC..
IMPORTANT Coo.HTT Meeti.NO—A Jarge number of the influential residents of the county haringrequested the High Sheriff to conven* a meeting In order to afford the opportunity .for. a publio expression of opinion on ths Eastern question and ef assuring Her Majesty's Ministers of hearty support in ryery endeavour to maintain (he dignity and interests ef Great Britain, ths High Sheriff (Mr. \V. Nicholson) has complied with their re. juest. and the meeting will be held at the County Hal), Winchester, at 1 o'clock next TutsJay afternoon.
Mlts;o!< Week,—This eommenced on Monday, when :h»re ware services,In the Cathedral and churehes, and the congregation* were large and earnest. Ths special preacher* we're the Bishop, who preached at th*, Cathedral In tbef morning, the Rev*. It. Linklater, Star get* II; Scott, Eventtd, Canoi* Belli O. J. Black, %nd thf Venerable Archdeacon Ffoukea. The sidaressea of the Tievs. Everard and Canon Bell wer* fine example* of earnest exhortation. Tk« ohiuch of St. Thotaa*. also Christchurch, were filled to oVerflowiqg la th* e^enlngy large number* **«aainirg alier the *ermon for pri*ato'pX*TCT• Local IxvTtaTWnx-rc—Thishareholder* in the Win • chtster Water and Gas Company-met on.Monday, and received from tho 'difccloi*. tbe, half.yoar^r,-repprt, to D#0.;31at, which waa most satisfactory, amd adopted accordingly. It showed that there waa * gradual extension of the cnmpany's-builntss and receipt*,, and It^ecummended n dividend ct the rat* of 8' per eent, per annum, free of income tax; and the carrying of £500 to the Reserve Fund. Tho railway company hadf eased
Anders oh had commsncsd the, erection' *f the new,
3gjne kt the Works, WesVHUlj and die whole of this II W Bowple^don Apri£ 1st.. Therepartwasreceived unanimously* .The capital of, ;the. eempafly
called, was held oivSaturday-at the Cora ExchangtL, wken th* attendance of buyer* waa very thin,'an,d buaineaa neeieesarily 'iulsd Hull,'the reault of the long w^urse «t wet we*,tber, wtdph.hMi aava in sojuo htgk^
tWhtaOoJkr .Iffirae year: did ooh* M
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In other^Uoes a nuisancs, and mlghl ndsantaf eowly
The usual .rarin'hlr m**rKjirrm.fOE I* boabd schools. _
The Rev. H. H. Parsira, Ih moving ("That Ui* E location p "mmittee bi requeetod to consider tbe advisability of providing some instruction for fbe AO-dren attending tho various Board Schools of tbe town on the Important subject of temperance, and, If th*y deem it expedient, to suggest wbst in their opinii would be the best mode of carrying the same In effect," eaid he was sure that every member of tbat board had the well-being of every child committed to their ohargs at hear*.. He. thought they had made a step in tho right direction when they, established savings' banks in the schools, and trusted tho motion bo proposed would be adopted. Intemperance had worked an enormous amount of misery all over country, and it required some radical reform to stamp it out. A great deal of this in temperance, he behaved, was due to ignorance, and the people had fallen into it step by *tep, but by teaching tho children the advantage* of temperance tbey might prevent much of this misery. IJe believed the London fWh(M Bo-ird would shortly bring tbe subject before tbetr 'board In a practical form. He concluded by submitting his motion to the board.—The Ron C. Slrango-»»d lie should be happy to second tho propoeitlon to sbly proposed by Mr. Pereira, and he should be only too nlad to see a solution of (he problem." These habits had been a disgrace to England, and he trusted that In the next generation this stijyma on K-gliebmen would b* wiped ML He had tnurb pleasureimseconding the proposition.— Mr. Westlako cordially supported the 'pmpoaitior., be-listing It to be a matter of great importance that th*y should instil into the minds of children that strong drink was unnecessary for their welfare. He cordially supported the proposition.—Mr. A. Hillier most heartily sympathised with tbe propoeitlon. and though! all honour wa* dotf to th*** men who 25 year* age b%nd«4 tbWweNec together In favour of tbe to en permute., There was s ms evidence that the cause of to moth drink being conspmsd- w*« the great riee in wagee durlqg the past lf6 years. It ho«sver had bean proved that a good meal was far roore.bonsflcial than drink, as It had been proved that there was more ncmrishmsnt in a biscuit than in a
proposition, but trusted the children would not be called upon to join any particular teetotal eocixty. W*r* all follow the advice of onr bleated Saviour there would no noceasity for teetotallism or anything of th*kInDr. Palk prseented a report from the Education
In accordance with the Inatmctlone of the. Board, the Kdueatlon Committee net on the 13th ln*L. and eon*Wared the memorial addremeed to the Board, nnd*r date January Mod. IMS, by a meeting of head teacher* of Elementary School*, and tbsy beg to report ss fellow*L The memorial enumerate* wiout return* which the teacher*are now required to make, and aak* the Board for-payiAeat for two of them, vlx,<1J. The yearly luu ef children who have attended, m The oecatlosal 11*1 of abeeateee, 3. A* |o ho first of these, the yearly Beta, the committee ar* *f ipinlen-(a). that the Board ought not to pay tbe tattler* if *chool* over which they have ao authority, for any aervicea performed In connection with thoee tehool*; and. alto, that at to 411 mattert comscrmlng *uch *chools the Hoard ought to deal with the manager*, (a). Tha^the mantgtrs of all certified efficient eehoole having been directed to make mate returns to the Local Authority under tbe provl.lone of the Education Act. ma, which alto
I at at Itast an equivalent for the Dew demand. . That, In this flew, the question whether teachers are entitled to extra payment for preparing
theee retuma It one entirely beti-------------------...
Managers ; end does not call for any expression of opinion — the part of the Board. In reply te the memorial, j. As the seoond claaa of returns, the occasional lists of ab-
sentee scholars. Theee are furnished to the Board'
dance officers under tbe express direction. In every the school managers ; and concerning them the comfal'.tee . i furnltbed for tho
i of opinion {At That thty
none advantage of the particular------- --------- _
a Improved attendance, and acootequent Inoreteep® the
Government grant. In which moet of tbo bead taaohcra have a direct Internet, while the action of (the Board e offlcere In ntleg tbe lltta eo far rellovee the teacher of the
------ The committee recommend the Board that a copy
of tble report be tent to the memorialltts as the Board t reply to tbe memorial.
— Dr. Palk briefly moved th* adoption-of tho report, which was seconded by ths Rev. Mr. Pereira, and adopted.
Messrs Laver
Messrs. Brinton and Bono ... ... ssa 0 0
Mr-i CrpMr. H. O. Tate*...../ _ ##3 0 @ '
—The committeo recommended the acceptance of the tender of Meters. Bailey and Son for £782 — Mr. WDelink*. In moving the adoption of the report. saM the committee recommended the lender of Messrs Bailey and Son because it was the lowest, subject to the approval of the-Educational Department.—Mr. Hlllier seconded the adoption of the report, which waa, unanimously

Committee reported that the Rev. Capon Wilberforco had made the board an offer of half-an-acre of land near the rope walk in 8f. MaryVroad for the purpqee of building a school In that district. Tho Canon bad siooe added a triangular piece of laud of about 20 yards, and all for ^hs sum of £1000, ant{;|t wa^resolved
and tho committee felt the offer of Canon Wtlberforco to be a moat generous ons, lbs more so as he had used his influence to enable them to obtain the silo. It was a capital site.—Mr. Dtble seconded tho adoption of tbe report, It being a most eligible site for a school.—The Chairman said th* agent of tho property wanted £1200 for the land, but through the kiodnesa cf the Rev. Canon'Wilberforce th'o board had been enabled to obtain It for £1000, with an extra piece of Und as well. He thought the board ought-to be much obliged to tbe rev, gentleman, especially after the little tklrmleb they had had. 4rThe report was then unanimously adopted.
A communication was read from ths managers of the Eastern Board Schools, asking for instructions as to application from head teachers under the board tot payment for preparing annual returns of schools, ahd on the proposition of Mr. Weatlake, eeoonded by Dr. Palk, the subject was referred to the Kducat'onal Committee, s was the whole of the butlnees before the board.
7ruiiat} Finance. A short sketch.for
Mr. Jbhnsoo'spamplilst coptalns In a small space a very considerable,amount of mformatiou on a subject, viz., the,taxation of India and .bar rosomrces. on which most Koglishrteh are generally very Ill-informed. We think bis readers will rise" from -a perussl of it with the con-Vlotion that a wis* finance minister Is India's greatest need, »ni that trouble is more, liksly to come from bad management, in this dirsction than from any attacks fr*f) without. __' ]
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W* hsve to r*coi!j the dsitlr. at Torouay, tm We*. •his successful opponent, Mr". Joseph Barnes. Th* newly.elected member dlsd" In. Jul? of the following yssr, when the tsrvfees of Mr Moffatt. were agalu sought, and acontest 'ended im his election by 14 votes, hs polling 125 te Hi. Prlasep'a 111. On the dlssolu-tiou of Parliament irt Angust, 1S47, Mr. Mogatt was returned for Dattmonth unopnoa^d, and continued to represent that borough till July, 1662, when- he accented an invitation from Aahburton. He waa at the sole coat of creating at Dartmouth some public schools, which rsmnin a monument of hia public spirit. He was returnsd for Ashburton unspposed, and a similar oomplimsnt was paid him by the »ame coattlmency in March, 1857; Vut at a succeeding election, In April, 1S5®, he lost hi* teat by only ons vote, Mr. Aaxall, the Oonssrvativc candidate polling 81, and Mr. Mofflu 90. A petition against the return followed, when it waa alleged before a committee Of the Uoussr of Common* that the Conaetvallve agent had paid a considerable sum to relsats from the debtors' ward of the tbwh jail a voter eonflnsd there; but the committee vsri properly hsld-thit this.was net bribery, because It was simply a payment to give ths m#n his liberty to enable him to exercise the franchise, and so Mr. Astsll re taihed bik aeat Mr. Moffatt, however, did not long remain out ef Parliment, for in October, 1860, on th* death of Mr. Jweph Ldcke, he wja elected without opposition for the borough ef Honiton, and tat far that constituency untlll July 1865. with Mr. .BsSllIe Cochrane, the ptesent member for the Ials of Wfrtt, as his colleague. But the position of Mr. Moffatt had marked him out aa, a fitting member for a far more important oonstitusncy, and in the general elittion of thatyear he waa invited to Southampton, and won the
for Southampton till November, 1868, when he * beaten by Mr. Peter Merrik Hoare, the numbera being Hoars 2,178. Moffatt 2,161; and he haa since then am. successfully contested two elections In this neighbourhood. In: 1870. Mr. Cochrane, hia former colleague at Honiton, won the aeat for the I ale of Wight, polling 1,317 votes to Mr.'.Mcffatt'a 1282; and at ths general election In 187* Mr. Moffatt was again unsuccessful at Southampton, the votes bslng : Perkins (L) 2 724; Ournsy (C) 2,634 j Moffait (L) 2,346; sad Enaledue
S 2,103. But we should state that at this election . Moffatt'* interett* tuffered materially from his enforced sbsence en the continent, owing to a severe attack of bronchitis. It will be tten that Mr. Moffatt's career extended over no Inconsiderable portion ef ths pclitical history of thepatt forty yeara of tks west snd south-wast of England. Within the pan few yeart he became the purchater of a fia* estate known at Good-rich,Court, liLoit, Hsrefordshire,.and there hs hsi to a great extent resided; hia feeble health preventing any great participation in public duties, though he still
friend indeed., The cool mesa snd auundoes* of bis judgment never deserted him. His benevolence knew no bounds, for though his charity wait unostentatious, the list of his benefactione wuuld alone, by some men be esteemed a fortune. The intelligence of the death of Mr Moffatt is likely to be received by all partiea with a feeling of aincere regret, especially by those who at elections in this neighbourhood gave him th*ir valuable support.
Newspaper Statistics.—From ths Ntvtpaptr Prtit Directory tor 1878 w* extract tb* following on tb* present position of th* Newsp*l>*r Press i—
Th*r* ar* now published In tb* United Kingdom 1.T74 Mewipapars. distributed aa follows :
Of th*s* there sre—
tia Dally Pap*rs published In England.
ai Ditto Scotland.
l» Ditto Ireland,
a Ditto British Isles
On reference to the edition of thl* useful Directory for the yesr lass we And th* following Interesting fact*—vlx . that Jn that year thefe were published la tbe United Kingdom sts Journals ; of these.37 were Issued dally—vlt., as In England, # in Scotland, and U In Ireland ; but In lets there are now established and circulated l,?*4 papers of which no less than its are Issued dally, showing that the Press of the couatry ba* more than doubled during tbe lait twenty years. The Increase tn Dally Paper* ba* boon ■mi wn**1 ,,bi, , the Dally Jiiuee standing Its
Tho magazines now fn course of publication. Including the Quarterly Reviews, number $39, of which aw are ol a decUedly religious character, representing the Chu-ch of England. Wesleyaas. Meibodl.le. llaptlt'*. Independent*. Itoman Catholics, ^nd other
Taaoar Anrtcnoss a*t> Hoaasssxss.—AD suffiirfng from Irritatldh of the throat and hoarse**** will be agreeably surprised at tL* alrar,t lrnrcer» on tho Government Btaap aroi'tteech box.—Manufkctored by Jomw I: Bnoww and Hows, Boeteuy United State*. Depot. t93. Oxford-etroot,
the graaleE Toilet %M*coverro< the age. Prte. h %T*f all OhemisU and Perfumer*. Prepared by- Henry O-'UiiLor, Oxierd-*tre*t-.W*4m. . ,>-• »r"
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