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JOHN ADAMS'S SOUTHAMPTON ALMANACK.
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11.—County Council Meeting at Southampton; proposed half-penny rate iin aid of the Hartley Institution; long discussion; the amendment proposed by Mr. Dunsford for no new rate, carried by 20 to 11 votes. Fifty-third Anniversary of the " Fidelity " Lodge of Odd-fellows.
12.—Har Ma/gs/y, the Isle of Wight Co.'s steamer successfully raised. Explosion on board the R.M.S. Dow—three men injured.
18.—Scene at the Southampton Police Court—Mr. Payne speaks his mind.
19.—Hampshire Field Club's Annual Meeting at Winchester. Southampton Chamber of Commerce Annual Meeting.
20.—Resolutions censuring Mr. Bayard the American Ambassador, for speeches uttered in England, passed by the House of Representatives.
28.—Completion of the Southampton Waterworks Extension—the Mayor (M. Emanuel, Esq., J.P.), starts the new engine. The Isle of Wight Co.'s steamer PrtMce q/ PFaZeg, came in collision with Southsea Pier.
24.—Southampton Police on parade—annual inspection at the Skating Rink.
26.—Harry Dominy, charged before the Southampton magistrates with assaulting Chief Constable Berry. Great robbery of jBl,600 worth of jewellery at Newport, Isle of Wight.
26.—Southampton Guardians and the dismissal of Mr. Yelf—an extraordinary and lively meeting. New Infectious Diseases Hospital for Southampton; Dr. Bruce Low holds an enquiry at the Municipal OfRces.
28.—Presentation to Mr. James Bevan, late collector of Inland Revenue at Southampton. The fifty-third Annual Boat Race, won by Oxford—an exciting race being won by less than half-a-length.
80.—Board of Guardians' Election.

1.—Didcot and Newbury Railway Co. obtain through rates between Southampton and Paddington. Appointment of Overseers at Southampton.
4.—Sheriff Gayton issued a summary of the return of the Election expenses of Mr. Candy to be £737 18s., and Mr. Gibson £174 9s. 7Jd.
5.—Opening of the International Athletic Contests in the Stadium at Athens.
8'—Hampshire Field Club meet at Hound and Netley Abbey. Judge Gye,
new County Court Judge for Hampshire, took his seat at Newport, Isle of Wight, for the first time.
9.—Union Steam Ship Co.'s Annual Meeting—a dividend declared.
11.—The Canadian House of Commons rose from a 129 hours' continuous sitting.
12.—Unveiling of the Memorial to the late Alderman G. W. Lankester, J.P.
13.—Death of Mr. J. D, Barford, J.P. Foundation Stone of the Eastern District Sewerage Works laid.
14.—Sunday Closing Demonstration at the Victoria Rooms.
15.—Southampton Chamber of Commerce Annual Dinner. Unification of Woolston. Sholing and Bitterne. County Council Meeting at Woolston.
16.—Southampton Board of Guardians' Annual Meeting—lively time— election of Chairman—a crop of amendments—election of committee—very breezy—Mr. Yelf and his salary—Local Government Board Order—payment to be made. Her Majesty, the Isle of Wight Co.'s steamer, which was sunk on February 13th, successfully " beached" on the Itchen shore.
19.—Arrival of Prince Henry of Prussia at Southampton.
21.—Mr. F. H. Tullock, M.I.C.E., Local Government Inspector, holds an inquiry on an application to borrow £12,000.
22.—The leaders of the Reform Committee pleaded guilty to the charge of high treason, and four of them were condemned to death on the 26th. An announcement was made two days later that the sentences had been commuted owing to pressure from England, and on Mav 18th the period of 15 years' imprisonment was inflicted instead of capital punishment. On June 11th this was further mitigated, and President Kruger released from prison all who would accept the terms offered them.
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