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The Southampton Observer
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER
Ii I* with the most unfeigned regret that we record the death of Mr. A. L. McCalmont, the ex-Mayor." In him our community hae lost a most worthy citizen, the poor a generous friend, and the Coneerfative party a valued and most trustworthy leader. His life hae closed just when the fairest prospects of tn honourable and useful career were opened before him. Regret for his most premature demise has been of the most universal character. Indeed, in our whole experience we baVe nevor known the death of any public man that has excited snch sincere and unfeigned regret in every section of our commu-
Sib Stafpobd Nobtucotb in the eeriee of ad-drfises be lately delivered in the Midlands, exposal, and disproved a good many of the mis-stetefnfmts the Liberal Prese so libcwlly disseminates. His labour, however, is near akin to that of Sysiphus—for, grant that one tissue of fables is exposed to day, they will have another ready for to-morrow. The trifliog little fact that by a mere accident the Rods were in power when financiers as dangerous as Law, made. Europe rich with imaginary wealth, they conveniently forget. As they ddMSat the savings of years were scattered all oVer the land in the shape of loans to States who spent their supplies on iron for railways and ironclads. Everybody seemed rich all round — the loanmongers. the lenders, the recipients in the shape of orders for unlimited iron. Now the saturnalia of speculation on which the Gladstone cabinet based its prosperity budgets has passed away, and the nation finds itself with the usual reminiscences of a holiday— i e., empty pockets and a terrible Headache. On all sides we have the " shrinkage " of profits and the coincident economies which, by reducing speculation, diminish wages, and so by reducing expenditure again, egein diminieh shopkeepers' receipts and their profits. The result will doubtless be some misery and much discomfort; and then, when prudence has done her work, and both ends meet and lap a little over, accumulation will again begin. The nation will find it is not quite ruined, new outlets will be discovered for capital, new sources of profit will gladden the trailer—and a new era of prosperity will set in. Optimists will believe we have done with pain for ever, and pessimists will only see a bigger ruin a head.
It would be amusing, if it were not pitiable, to watch the tricks and turns of the Radical, or ahti-national party, just now. To make a case against the present government there is hardly any weapon of calumny they do not resort to. Not only all that is said, but what is left unsaid, is equally sufficient as a text for scurrilous abuse of Lord Beaconsfield and his colleagues. The result is the natural and obvious one. vie., that Her Majesty's Opposition sinks in public esteem daily ; and the journals which advocate the Russian cause—indirectly, i( not ostensibly—are losing all hold of popular sympathy. It is miserably plain that if we had had the misfortune to have bad Mr. Gladstone at the head of affairs just now we khould have the best interests of the country bartered away to obtain for himself and h s friends a reputation for spurious philanthropy. On all sides, east and west, we should have had our rights and our property handed over to our enemies. He managed years ago (by an adroit act of cunning ctreles-ness) to make our reten.ion of the Ionian Islands impossible. He betrayed the national honour at Washington—he suffered France to sink prostate at the feel of Germany—be abandoned at the first insulting threat, our treaty rights in the Black Sea. Indeed his period of office is a stain upon our national history.
Wbbb so-called political opinions expected to be the result of conviction, we should he pooled to understand the admiration the Radicals profess for American institutions. They—the Rede— are supposed to wish government to be.good and cheap. In America, i.e., the United States, it is dear and bad ; if it is any sense " cheap,"—that is, costs but apparently little money —it is like most bargains, of a very Indifferent quality. The fact is the Radical admiration for the United States comes from very dubious motives indeed. It is no libel on the party to say that Re ranks include a large proportion of the needy, and no( a few of the unprincipled members of society. To gentlemen who suffer from the embarrassment of many creditors, and who are debarred by our feudal institution's from repairing their private necessities at the public expense, there must be something very alluring in the ease with which the American public is rogued. When they see that the Government of e mighty State is a huge lottery, in which the most impudent gain the highest prizes, their admiration for American- institutions becomes very hearty indeed. Like some other affections, their passion is inspired by the faults of the adored object, They love Republicanism because it opens a career to just such talents as they possess. These being exactly the reasons why decent people prefer that they ehould not govern.
At the meeting of the Harbour Board last week attention was called to the shocking state. of things which has resulted from the Shirley people sending their nsstyness from the country (where it has considerable value) to the shores of the Southampton water, where it is or'- -very horrible nuisance. It is possible we the bank of solid filth, fourteen feet thick, off Blechynden to inefficient arrangements, an alteration of which may send it out into the stream to.be more equally diffused in the current of the river. This, of coarse, will be an alleviation of the sufferings of the dwellers near the Western Shore, but is no such remedy for the evil as we are justified by all the laws of eanitation in demanding. Why iadt eent here at all P How is it that Shirley has the power to commit this offence sgainst health and decency f Doee not the Rivers' Pollution Act apply to such a case P As a mere matter of business, too, we should have thought it would have been worth while to allow this solid bank Of filth to settle where it could have been deodorised, and sold for manure. Not to have eent it down to pollute the river and poieon the air, wberq It can be of no use to anybody. However, we hope the Harbour Board will wake our worthy neighbours up to a sense
FtNAwcB.—We supnote the Opposition will find something dreadfully improper, and nncon. stitutional in the following notice; but we think the country, at present, would prefer an increase of debt to an augmentation of taxes — "The 8tatut has reason to believe that a new issue of Consols will be made by the Government at some early date. Apart from
heavy floating dettt ha« accumulated In the form ol' Exchequer-IVeabiry Mils and bonds. • An issue of ten to twenty millions qf Consols would by this mean* entirely'sweep away the floating debt; and such an issue will tend to depress the market for English Government stock a To some extent the funding operation will be but an exchange 01 etock for the terminable securities now held by.bankcrs and others who have, advanced to the Treasury, but banking money will go into bills -when it will riot go into stock, and the issue of new stock will, therefore, affect the Consul market adversely, althouginba^pperation will no doubt be delayed until/the mooey\inarket regains a position of ease." (_
Ciiabitt OaoAinsATlojf. — Elsewhere will be found some interesting particulars of the work done by the Society in Southampton. From the Standard of Thursday we learn that a meeting of the Council of the Charity Organisation Society was held on Wednesday in the Hall of the Inner Temple. the .objects being that a knowledge of the aims of the society should be more widely known, and that the Bar of the country should advocate its importance. Mr. Baron Pollock, who presided, mentioned some details respecting London Charities, and argued the need of this society from the fact that four million pounds were annually given for charitable purposes in the metropolis. Sir II. James M P., moved a resolution, approving of the society,
adopted. The fact that London alone offers such a sum for the idle and the roguish to misappropriate, shows very distinctly how necessary a work the C.O.S. has to do..
DBatk or A. L. McCalmoxt, Esq . J.P., Ex-Mato*.—It Is with sincere regret that we record tks decease of Mr Ay & UcCalmout. During the pro. ^grese of the ll!n**a. of this muoh-Umented gentleman, witch, terminated fatally on Tuesday, constant anxiety w.s expretted ou his behalf. The subject was referred to at the last meeting of the Town Council, the chair of. which he had so recently vacated, when it was earnestly hoped that he would recover. An unfavourable reiultw at, however, early apprehended, and prayers on Sunday were offered up for Mr McCafmont In most of the churches in the borough. The report on Monday aftepoon that the condition of the patient was alightly iir>.oted led to a renewed hope that s0 valuable a life might be spared ; but on Tuesday wcrse symptoms set in, and he expired at a quarter to 3 o'clock that, afternoon. The sad intelligence wat rapidly made known by the tolling of the " passing bell" throughout the town, causing a general sensation of deep regret. Mr McCalmont, though young in vears, had rendered most valuable scrviee to his fellow townsmen In various ways, and he showed a rare capacity for public business, combined with sound sense and high principle. Deceased was the third son of the Iter Thomas McOalmout, of Highfield, who died in 1872. He was in the 28th year of his age, and was probably the youngest Mayor the town ever had. ind certainly one of the best. He waa first elected a member of toe Town Council in November, 1874. bein* chosen to represent the Ward of All Salnti, to fill the vacancy crested by Mr E. Jonet being made an aide-man. A proof of the K'eat popularity which Mr McCalmont enjoyed was sgaln furnished In 1876, when he was re-elected at the head ol the poll. On the 9th of November, 1877. he w,s unanimously called upon to fill the office of CHief Magistrate, and the able manner in which he discharged ita very important duties more than justified the expectations of him friends, for, in the estimation of all, he pasted through his year ol office with perfect credit. The ability with which he presided over the meetings of the Council, and the services h& rendered in connection with the Royal visit, and the meetings of the Hants and Berks Agri. cultural Society, also on many other public occasions, deserve to be remembered. His Mayoralty was thus a most eventful one, involving arduous duties, and the able manner in which they were performed by the decayed gentleman lias been the theme of much admiration, which will be ever associated with his memory. His death has come upon upon his fellow-townsmen s the lott of one who had entered upon public life with much promite, and had already done good eervice. His last appearance in public was at the l'etty Sessions on Monday, the 11th inst, when he introduced Mr J. Blount Thomas, the Mayor, to the Bench. He was always ready to co-operate in any project for the welfare of the town, whilst the poor of Highfield will mirs a most generous friend. In politics.he. was*a staunch C >n«etvative, but whilst firm in maintaining his prinei. plet he obtained, by his courteous impartiality in office, the respect ol his opponents, by whom also he was much esteemed for the honourable and conscientiout manner in which he always discharged his duties. IV* may mention that besides his duties at the Town Council, Mr McCalmont held the office of Guardian for the parish of South S'.oneham for the three year^ bem?eu Esater. 1875, and the same period in 1878. wli-n he re. sinned it, finding himself (having become our Mayor) unable to attend to the duties: In January, 1876, he was appointed a Juctice of the Peace for the Borough, and In January, 1377, he wat gazetted a sub-lieutenant in the Hants Yeomanry Cavalry. In the present je-r he wss elected chairman of the Hartley Council, of which body be wss chosen a Corporation member on • the 9th of November, and It is certain that had he been spared he would hive continued to justify the confidence placed in bim. In conclusion, we have but to mention that the feeling of r*«ret with regard to the public lots sustained by the ex-Mayor's death has been universal. Great sympsthy is alto expressed for the relative* in their sad bereavement. Since the late Isniented gen. tleman's death nearly every shop in the principal streets have had either their blinda c.rawn oi shutter* up, ss a mark of respect to the departed. Flags floated half-mast Irom the Bar gate, Audit-house, and other public offices, ss well as from the homes of mauy ol the inhabitants In the town. The Royal Southampton Yacht, the Royal Southern, and the West-quay Ainatcui Regatta Clubs, of which the deceased wss a most liberal supporter, ulto had flags half-mast. The funeral is a p. pointed to take place at the Cemetery at 2 o'clock tomorrow (Saturday), and will be j.'ined at the Cemetery by the Corporation, Magistrstes of the Borough, Commissioners of the Harbour and Piee Board, Mem-bers of the Incorporation, the Prince of Wales Lod^e of Oddfellows, of Portswood, of which deceased w.,s a prominent member, &c. On Sunday morning the Corporation will attend service at Holy Rood Chun l., when the Uev J. A. Whitlock. M.A. (the Mayor's chaplaiu) will presch a sermon having special reference to the death of Mr McCalmont A similar sermon will also be preached at All Saints Church on Sunday morning, by the Rev A. Bradley, M.A.
votb os oosdolbbcs dt tiis magistrates. A meeting of the llorough .Magistrates was convened on Wednesday afternoon for the purpose of passing k voio of condolence to the members of the bereaved family of the lata Mr A. L. -McCalmont. His Worship the M.yor presided, and there were also present Alderman Emanuel, H. Dnnlop. J. K. Le Peuvre, O. P. Perkins, W. Purber. J. Barnard. W. Gordon, W. H. Rogers, J. Buchan, A. Pegler, end W. Shmrland, Esqrs.—Mr Eldrldge, the Msgistrates' Clerk, read letters of apology for non-attsndanco from Alderman Lamb, General Trvon. G. Dunlop, and J. H. Cookaey, Etqrs., all sutiog that whatever course the meeting resolved to pursue would uiecf with their approval —Tha Mayor, In opening tha pro-ceedings, said be wished he coBld have summoned them together on a more cheerful occasion than the melancholy event for which they were, met. He then loft it open fi« anyone to move a resolution.—Mr A. Pegler. in moving the first resolution, said be gave expression to the feelings of tboee magistrates assembled ths previous day, and was then prepared to move a resolution, but it was deemef best that the whole of the msgistrates should be called tofcether so that whatever resolution might be passed would be the act of the whole body. It seemed to bim but yeeterday—and it was only twelve months ago within a few days-that he had the pleasure m*Lsatisfaction of sxpressing his opinion with regard to their lamented friend when he took his seat cn that bench as Msyor of the borough. He (the speaker) on that occasion said that he trusted tliat the year of office upon, which Mr McCalmont bad
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eould say for himsair and colleagues that every support to uphold the dignity of the office would ba cheerfully given, and that when that day twelve months arrived they would be able,- even with greater eatlsfaeuon to join In thsir manifestations of esteem and regard for him. It did not sesm possible htm that, within a few dayaof tha expiration of hie year of office, that the Mayor should have called
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Wali*. and tl«e Agricultural Society, and said that *, gentlemen bad filled the office of Mayor, and added more Instfe to the dignity than bad Mr McCalmont (l»e%r. hear).—The Mayor said that he bad been most intimately acquainted with the ex-Mayor lately, and be could ctily add bis testimony that a more thorough rtnOeman and conscientious man never was! He wat ever anxious lest anything he had to do should be left * put himself u> great anxiety over the
The resolution was then put and carried.—Mr Buchan suggested that the Mayor. Meters H. Dunlop, W. Purter, end A. Pegler should assist Mr Eldridge in drawing up a vote of condolence. He was glad to And that during the whole time the late Mayor was on the Bench nothing as said or done uakindly to the Mayor that would hurt bis feelings (beer, heal1).— Mr Rogers seconded the pro-poeitiou. which was carried.—Mr LePeuvre suggested that it should be sscertained whether.lt would be agree-aMe to the feelings of the family If the magistrate! attended at the funeral. Tbeywoald have the melancholy pleasure of paying their last tribute of respect to this most greatly deserving young man. Ho had passed, the expectation of his moat intimate friends and acquaintances, and would be held ep with admiration, and a copy for future Mayore of more mature yeare.— .MrO.P. Perkins aaid if they wore to keen or* talking for hours they could not add one lota to ihe brilliancy of the character of Mr McCalmont In the po«t :he occupied (hear, hear).—Mr Gordon hsving added his testimony, arrangements were made, presuming that the offer oC the magistrates to attend the funeral would be accepted. It was understood that I be magistrates would provide .their own carriages, snd meet at the Audit Honse at one o'clock nn Saturday, and arrive at the entrance to the cemetery road at two o'clock, the time appointed for the funeral.—The Mayor aaid that he proposed that himself, the Sheriff, and the Msyer's Chaplain, would follow first, then the Msgistrates, after them the Corporation. It was, thought, however, that the military would tske precedence. — it was also stated that the Yeomanry Cavalry, the Freemasons, the Odd-frllows, jhe Foresters, and other public bodies would follow —Alderman Emanuel wished us to oxprese his regret that he should be unable to be present at the funeral, owing to it being on his Sabbath.
PEOGBE88 OP THE WAR.
THe Khurum Fort has been occupied bv the British forces. "The garrison fled lo Pelwsr, and the Bnglhh troops encamped in the Valley. The principal infeabi. tents welcomed our soldiers snd brought them provisions. Another message states that supplies are being received on ell sides. The Maharajah of Cashmere has offered to send a contingent to our help, but hie bctn told that the greatest sertice he can render will be td watch the Afghan frontier of his territory. The occupation of Pitheen is confirmed, and two English officers have visited the largest villages, where they were received in the most friendly manner.
The Afghans who evacuated the Khurum Forts have retired behind the Peiwar Pass, where a battle is im
tanoe to the British forces.
A Woman Bumst to Dsatii. — The borough ooiouer (If. C< xwcll, Esq) held an inquest at the White Horse Inn, Crosshouse, on Monday sf tor noon, O'l tlio body of Sarah Anderson, aged 75 years, widow of Isaac Anderson, a slater, who lately resided at No. 1,'Crosehouse. with her son George Anderson. The jury returned a vrrdict of "Accidental detlb."
The Oii.chkist ' Educational Tkust—Tho Lecture delivered on Monday, at the Hartley Institution, was by Profassoe P Martin Duncan, nresldent of the Geological Society. Ths Mayor (J. Blount Thomas (Esq, introducing tbo lecturer, Profestor Duncan. 'Ihe gentleman whose aubjcct was mountain making, commenced by remarking that the surface of the ground in our highly favenred country Jwos ao little subject to change ibat 'he expressions '• as solid as the ground " nnd " the everlasting h lis " were sanctioned by the expenencee of generations. In other countries less favwnrcd than our ow#—Booth Amrricm, he Instance— the onrth wss in action, and on one occasion Mr Darwin was there when, through an earthquake, snarea equal to that of England wse rawed some three feet, end this being still kept up allowed that the original force wae still ewrmset By mesne of dlsgrama the leetnrsr then showed landscapes which had at one time been 1,600 fathoms bolow the surfaceot the ocean; Lancashire, on the other bund, being mentioned as an illustration in Ihe opposite direction. All who visited a mountainous district were struck with the vast amount of woar and tsar gomg oa y#,r miter yaur, and tbo large masses of rook. *&, earned dnwn after every storm. In km, the mountains w*%* being worn down and crumbled under tlio hand of nature, and here they got the first curious Uung about a nwnnWn-ill the bewty Lnd been pro-doced by these depredations of the elements, nature in &aa*rey,=* a mountain making it beautiul by mixing np the layman* atrata whmh wers originally dsposited ou the 4az He potnted out tba&moantalua ware generally near the eonet, and ran meet freqnsnUydne north snd south, and showed how the cosdwmalion of the earth waa illustrated in the foematioo of a pleeeof granite, which, Uiough apparently edid. when undsrmleroeeopio
diamond sankding. U he bet of the existence of voloauuot and hot apings indicated that there was heat at a osrum depth nndw our feet. Heat meant work, and in explaining the theory .of the beat of the earth as agediu* ita ospnuaion and ountr-ictioo. and consequently contributing to the alteeaticn in the regular formation of ? , Duncan gave practical
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