BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 4.--Vol. L. STATE STERB VIAS ANTIQUAS. 24s per Ann
Hasmilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, January 13, 1S77.
|famil on, ada, A1
In the Parish of Saint
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE,
To be Sold,
On 25th Instant,
A LL- that certain TRACT OF
LAND in St. Georges Parish, containing
by original Grant TEN ACRES more or less,
situated at the Head of the Causeway, known
as 1, SUGAR LOAF HILL" or "CEIIERRYSTONE,"
bounded on the North, by the Ocean; East, by
the property of Mr. J. T. Bartram; South, by
the waters of Mullet Bay and Ferry Road;
Wiest, by the Land now in possession of Mrs.
George Richardson. It is an eligible site for
the erection of a country Residence, being only
three quarters of a mile from the Post Office-
It has a long space of water frontage Souther-
ly and there is Arable Land, Lime Stone, Hard
Stone and Ballast for any number of Vessels.
Any person or Family from the North
wishing a remarkably healthy spot with a good
view of. the Ocean, Town and Harbour of
Saint George at this busy season of the year,
Castle Harbour, Saint David's and Cooper's
Island, line of Causeway and Main Land
Westward and Naval Yard, could not obtain a
better opportunity to make purchase.
JNO. T. BOURNE.
The above Property will be Sold
St. Georges, Jan. 6, 1877.
E. P. &. N. H. Loomis,
SAnd Dealers in
Potatoes, 1ppfle, Onions,
FOREIGN AND DOMESTIC FRUITS.
No. 92 Barclay Street, N. Y.
Parties wishing to Ship to us will be facili-
tVited in so doing by calling on MESSRS. B. W.
WALK .R & Co., Front St., tlamilton, Bermu-
d, of who:n they can obtain Stencil Plates
and be' otherwise aided free of Charge.
January 1st, 1877.
LOST on Saturday 16th of December, 1876,
between Lolly's Well and Hlamilton,
A Small Linen Bag,
Containing 12 15/ 9jd, being I American 20
Dollar Piece, one & Doubloon Spanish and the
rest in Silver and Copper Coin; together with
a Bill for the same from B. E. Dickinson, Esqr.,
to John T. Peniston.
Whoever may have found it will be Reward-
ed with one-half by returning the same to the
JOHN T. PENISTON.
Smith's Parish, 15th Jany., 1877.
ALL Demands against the Estate of the late
CAROLINE SPENCER, of Hamilton
Parish, deceased, are requested to Le rendered to
the Undersigned by the 31st inst.
Alt Persons INDEBTED to the said Estate
will be expected to make Payment by the above
A. OUTERBRIDGE, M.D.,
WM. A. HALL.
To be Sold,
At Private Sale, or at Public Auc-
ON THE PREMISES,
If'not sooner applied for,
The 9th day of February next ensuing,
At I o'clock P.M.,
A LOT OF LAND
Together with the TIMBER thereon,
Comprising FOUR AND A HALF ACRE'.
more or less, situated in Smiths' Parish, belong-
ing to the Estate of the late Samuel Spencer,
deceased, and bounded as follows, viz.,-North.
erly and Westerly, by Lands late of Thomas
Spencer,~ enr., deceased, and Lands of J. WV
Pearma-n; Easterly, by Lands of said J. W.
Pearman, and Southerly by the Sea.
If set up at Auction it may, if necessary, be
put up in Lots to suit purchasers, should one
person not be desirous of buying the whole.
N. J. DARRELL,
Smiths' Parish, Jany. 9th, 1877.
. Valentines! "
S14th February, 187.
A large assortment of
S COI11C and other
SAt the "Royal Gazette" Sta-
SfHamilton, 15th Jany., 1877.
GOOD COOK WANTED.
Apply at Residence of
Mr. B. E. DICKINSON.
Hamilton, Jan. 8, 1877.--3
From Shediac, N.B.,
Ex Brigt. T. H. A. PITT,
Which the Subscriber offers
CHEAP FOR CASH,
BLS Garnet Planting POTATOES
Early Rose DO.
Onion Box MATERIAL
Tomato Do DO
LUMBER &c., &c.
West Front St., llamilton, Nov. 27,
'IPHtE Undersigned most respectfuly informs
" the Inhabitants of Bermuda generally
that he has obtained the assistance of a first
Class Artist from New York and is prepared to
On Card and Cabinet Sizes.
Old Pictures Copied and Renewed at the
Photograph Gallery, Corner of Church and
Burnaby Streets, Hamilton.
JOHN ROGAN, Junr.
December 23rd, 1876.
Flatts Village, Hamilton Parish, 2 Received by the Satellite
S January 10th, 1877.
_ FROM LONDOA,
Notice, And for Sale at the Royal Ga-
__ zette" Stationery Store,
ALL DEMANDS against the Estate of the pLAYING CARDS-various patterns and
late AUGUSTUS PENISTON, are re- I prices
quested to be rendered to the Undersigned F'oreign PAPER-Blue, Green, Pink, Lilac,
before WEDNESDAY, 28th February next. Orange and White
All Persons INDEWTED to the said Estate ENVELOPES to match
are required to make Payment by the above Cream laid FOOLSCAP, LETTER and NOTE,
named date. ruled and plain ENVELOPES to match
ANNA MARIA PENISTON, Pocket TA B LETS, different sizes
Executrix. Cricket BATS, BALLS, STUMPS, Leg and
EDWARD PENISTON, Knee GUARDS, GLOVES, SPIKES, &c.
T. J. PEARMAN, SCRAPS and Borderings for Scrap BOOKS
Executors. Large and Small Brown Paper for Patterns, &c.
The Flatts, Jany. 15th, 1877. Indian CEMENT, for repairing all kinds of
Glass, China, &c.
W m7 ^^Jam es Iey Photograph FRAMES and ALBUMS, a great
em Jam es ene variety and at low figures
Sv Goldeu Toy BOOKS Surprise Do. Do.
t iNapkin RINGS )ate RACKS in variety
GAMES of Snap, Happy Families, Fright,
B33 R 0 3 ER Hickery Dickery Dock and Humpty Dumpty.
AND Hamilton, Jany. 15th, 1877.
Commission dgent, HILD Keeps Watch CHAINS,
HAMILTON. BERMUDA. WATCHES. Call and see them.
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Passage, $30 Gold. Excursion Tickets good
for Six Months $50 Gold.
Second Cabin, $20 Gold. Excursion, $33'50.
Sterling Drafts on Bermuda Issued at Mar-
ket Value of Sovereigns.
Steamer sailing from New York Jan. 18th,
Feb. 15th, Mar. 15th, April 12th, May 10th,
and June 7th, connects at Bermuda with
Steamer for St. Thomas and West Indies.
WM. MOORE, Manager,
A. E. OUTERBRIDGE, Agent,
No. 29 Broadway, New York.
TROTT & COX,
Hamilton, Bermuda, 9th Jan., 1877.-3
A Reward of 30
1j ILL be paid to any one (not the actual
T offender) who shall give information
sufficient to convict the person or persons who
maliciously destroyed several Trees in the Park
in this Town on Sunday night last, and any
accomplice of such offender who shall give
said information will also not be prosecuted.
N. A. BUTTERFIELD,
Hamilton, November 20, 1876.
That Pleasantly Situated
On Cedar Avenue, next Bishop's Lodge, occu-
pied by Subscriber, will be Let by him for a
few Months, if applied for immediately. Pos-
session may be had the 1st February.
A desirable opportunity is here offered to
Visitors from abroad who may want a Comfort-
table House for a short time.
January 15th, 1877.-2
Valuable Real Estate
In Warwick Parisih,
New Year's Stock
FOR PRESEATS,-AT LOW
JEWELRY (English and American)
Solid SILVER Silver PLATE) WARE
Pearl Bone and Hlair GOOIDS
Making in all, as suitable a collection for the
public as any ever offered before.
C. S. WRITTEN,
Next west Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, December 18, 1876.
Also Ladies' and Children's ready
At MRS. E. H. NEWMAN'S,
Hamilton, Jan. 8, 1877.-3
Apply to P. M. C. Officers' Mess, 46th Regt.,
Prospect, Jany. 6, 1877.
^Ir Qugustus Ititt)
Has just returned from New York,
where he has perfected himself in the art of
DYING dA- D RE.NOVdTI.NG
And offers his services to the Public in that
capacity; and being thankful for past favors,
solicits a continuance of support from his late
patrons; and the Public generally are invited to
call and examine Work done by him.
He has opened a Shop in Burnaby Street near
Church, under the Photograph Gallery of Mr.
JOHN ROGAN, Jr.
(5z AN APPRENTICE wanted for the
Hamilton, December 4th, 1876.
Has Just Received,
A NEW ASSORTMENT OF
Ladies', Gent's and Children's,
V- Boots & Shoes.
Front St., Hamilton, Dec. 5, 1876.
BULL'S HI EAD LIVERY
DANIEL G. LANE Proprietor.
Branch Establishment, St. George.
T HE Proprietor of the above Es-
tablishment having just returned by the
"Caniina" from New York, and brought with
him a number of NEW CARRIAGES and
Stylish YOUNG HORSES to add to his already
well selected Stock, begs to thank the Public of
Bermuda generally for their past Patronage and
hopes for a continuance cf the same.
Strangers visiting the Islands are particularly
requested to call and give the above Establish-
ment a trial before going elsewhere.
Hamilton, Sept. 19th, 1876.
ST BLE I S
NEAR NAVAL CRICKET FIELD,
E. Crawley (Mail Contractor),
Horses and Carriages, (with Experienced Dri-
vers,) obtainable at all hours on accommoda-
October 24th, 1876.
Dwelling Mouse Noic Remo
In good order with the Parcel of Noticeo Of lRemo
LAND thereto belonging containing Eight Acres ----
in planting and pasture land situated in the vi- 1 R AL F RED JOR
Unity of the Parish Church. Dentist,
Terms accommodating. Further particulars '
Furnished on application to Has Removed to St. Ue
ORMOND T. MIDDLETON, And may be consulted there in
Hamilton. daily, between 9 a.m. and 5 o'clock.
Novr. 27, 1876. October 10, 1876.
i The Subscriber
BEGS to call attention to the fact that he
is still at his Old H RNESS ESTAB-
LISHMENT, in Reid Street, where be is pre-
pared to PAINT and TRIM with a Superior
finish all Carriages placed in his charge.
Also, to execute UPHlOLSTERING of every
description-for Drawing Rooms, Bed Rooms.
&c., in the neatest style and with despatch,
Especially MATTER DRESSES.
C, W. GAUNTLETT.
Reid Street, Hamilton,
Oct. 30th, 1876.
Private Board &JLodging
Ladies and Gentlemen,
MRS. E. A. NEWMANI,
Stone Haven, Reid Street,
Novr. 6, 1876.-tf
Reid Street, West of Royal Gazette" Office.
Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
liamilton, tOctober 26th, 1876.
6 4 f, 1
of Dr. IIoltz for
''1IIIS WATER is of an entirely vegetable
composition, and its use is quite inof-
Thanks to this peculiar quality which gives it
no rival, DR. oLTrz's Hair I)ye has not the
disadvantage of the other preparations which
give to the hair an unnatural vulgarly color.
Guided by his medical knowledge and his
great chemical experiences, DR. HOLTZ has
succeeded in the discovery of plants, which give
the richest balsamic dyeing and curative essen-
ces, and it is by this study that he succeeded to
compound a dye which may be styled as the
Regenerator by excellence of the chevelure.
GENERAL WAREHOUSE, IN PARIS,
La Correspondance Parisienne.
4 Rue de la Tacherie, 4.
ON Thursday, between the Causeway and
d Lambswool Shawl.
Any person bringing the same to the Ga-
zette" Office, will be suitably rewarded.
Hamilton, Jany. 16th, 1877.
~,~u' '; ~e IfbLJCWi
_1 -tI N t.# 1 tm i Oist, iecem ber,
or from Trinity Church in the
supposed in Church Street, between
Street, and Victoria Street,
Gold Pencil Case,
The finder will be suitably rewarded by leav-
ing it at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
Jany. 1st, 1877.
FROM 11. M. S. "Eclipse," A LARGE
* WHITE OWL. Any person bringing the
same to Government House, Mount Langton,
will receive 1 REWARD if the Bird be alive
and 10s. if dead.
Mt. Langton, Jan. 9, 1877.
In the Township, lately occupied by Assistant
Commissary General SATCHWELL. Immediate
Apply at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
December 5, 1876.
The North British Cattle Food
The ,e.it and Cheapest JKnown
Liebig's Liquid Beef Extract and
Especially adapted for Invalids. Try it. No
Reviver equal to it.
The Great Preventive from Fevers, Small Pox
and all Infectious Diseases ; also for Foot and
Mouth Diseases, &c., in Cattle. No Houses
hold or Farmstead should be without it. It is
the Best, Cheapest, Safest and without Smell.
The Undersignedcan supply a small quantity
of each of the above Articles, which he will sell
Cheap for Cash ; and orders for the same are
W. T. ROBERTS,
St. Georges, 30th March, 1874.
Aew York Mail Steamer.
W E are instructed to Advertise the move-
ments of the NEW YORK MAIL
STEAMERS for 1877, as follows:
(Subject to change if circumstances should require.)
JANUARY 1st to WULYr 1st,
ZJ4&YS &" X .,
ERM'TIA ROYAL GAZETTE.
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
JN. 15 30-277
' Temperature previous
0 0 0 0
75-5 64-0 122-6 55-4
74-9 64-0 131-4 56-4
76-7 62-0 133-2 52-4
74*9 61-0 127-4 49-4
71-3 64-0 108'4 59-*0
75-9 64-0 126-4 55-4
76-9 65-0 132-0 57-0
Hamilton, Janiuary 23, 1877.
January 22.-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddecoat, New
York ; assorted cargo, to Trott & Cox.
January 18.-Bark Sir G F Seymour, Watlington,
London ; 350 tons government stores, 111 casks and
201bs arrowroot, 463 ox hides, 306 sheep skins, 62
Steamship Glengyle, Donaldson, New York ; 2700 tons
tea, 100 tons tin.
Bark Ernest Beno, Roppen, Florida.
Brig Semper Fidelis, Melhuish, Swansea.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE. *
Jany. 14-Brikt. Tycoon, Miller, Demerara; in dis-
tress; 95 hhds. and 50 bags sugar, 75 puns. molas-
ses.-Agent, J. S. Darrell. ..
18-Steamer Glen vle, Don aldrson, Chin; called.foQr
coal; 2,700 cases'tea, &c.-Agent, J. M. Hayward. '
19-Schr. A. J. Fabeus, Harries,: Fayal; 344 boxes
oranges (called to land a sick man.)-Agents, W. C.
Hyland & Co.
90-Schr, Addie M. Haines, Moulton, New York in
distress, bound to Guadaloupe; general cargo.--
Agent, J. S. Darrell. .
2--Schr, Ontario, McAulay, Halifax; in distress,
bound to Philadelphia; 6,060 bushels potatoes.-
Agent, J. S. Darrell,
Jany. 19-Sohr. A. J. Fabeus, Harries, Boston; in-
ward cargo of oranges.
20-Schr. Maggie Abbott, Abbott,'New York; inward
cargo'of general merchandise.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, ,yesterday, from New-,
York :-Mrs. Dr. Eames, Mr. and Mrs.. T. H. Pitt,
Mrs. H. G. Sharpless, Miss M. Sharpless, Miss E.
Van Buren, Mr. and Mrs. C. A. Hawley, Mr. and Mrs.
R. M. Elliott, Miss R. G. Elliott, Mr. and Mrs, G. W.
V. Smith, Messrs. F. M. Cooper,' J. H. Cole,
C. P. Rogers, S. L. Fox, J. W. Brown, T. B.
Bradford, 0. L. Bradford, W. J., Cailton, G. P. Rowell,
F. C. Davis, A. R. Edward, W;H. 'Elliott, W. Ross,
H. P. Russell, R. T. Dunscobinl, J. H. Sterling, P. L.
De Murray Gray, Capt. T. A. Lenaz, Capt. F. Me-
danich, Capt. Davis,. Capt.- Ellis. 2nd Gabin-C W."
Smith, B. T. Davis, F.' Dickerson..
H. M. Gunboat Decoy. Lieut.-Commander Hayes
left on Tuesday last for Plymouth, England.' .
The Brigantine Viola, was up at London for Bermuda
on 28th Dec.
British Steamer Glengyle, Donaldson, master,'1265;
tons, from Aioy, China, 16th Nov., via Suez Canial'
and Gibraltar, Jany. 2, 1877; -2700 tons tea and 100
tons tin; called for coals, which was kindly supplied by
Capt. Somerset, R.N., A.D.C.-Agent, Joseph M.
A deeply laden two masted steamer, of about 1000
tons, passed the South of these Islands from West to
East, on Saturday morning last.
Jan. 11-Norwegian Bargue IHakon 'Jarl, Captain
Meesfield, fremh Liverpool, G.B., bound to New York,
70 days, out .with a, cargo of fine salt, was towed into
port, in distress, leaking, loss of spars, &c. The Cap-
tain reports' a splendid run of 18 days from Liverpool
to Georges Banks, after which he experienced very se-
veie weather.-Agents, W. C. Byland & Co. ;
12-Barque 'Robert Morrisbn, Captain Fritzinger,
from Pa'sagoulia, bound to New York, with a; cargo of
deals and timber, was towed ipto port. ,.Has experi-.
enced boisterous weather; is leaking, -has lost spars
and otherwise disabled.-'Agents, W.'C. Hyland & o
16-Brigt. Tycoon, of Lockport, N.S., Captain Mil-
ler, 47 days from Demerara, bound to Boston, with a
cargo of sugar and molasses, arrived at this port, leak-'
ing, with loss of sails and otherwise disabled.
The Captain reports that he left Demerara on Novr.
2A, 1876, for Bbston. Had light Easterly winds to lat.
25 long. 650 30min. W., when he took a strong N.
East gale, during which lost fore-top-gallant mast and
backstays; from thence to Vineyard Sound had usual
winter weather. Anchored in Tarpaulin Cove, Dec. 28,
and thence anchored in Vineyard Haven, Dec. 31,
1876. Left Vineyard Haven, Jan. 1, 1877, for Boston,
with a pilot on board. At 8 p.m., calm; at 10 p.m.
wind light from the Eastward; at 11 p.m., Nawset I
Lights bore N.N.W., distant 4 miles, wind strong from',
E.N.E. and snowing. At midnight sighted the land
through the snow, tacked ship'to the S.E.. wind blow-
ing a gale; at 1 a.m. blowing a strong gale and heavy
cross sea, vessel with 'all- possible sail on to work
her clear of the Shasls; at ,2-, a. min.. blowing a
terrific gale with blinding snowstorm. Vessel's
sails and spars began to'go' one after the other,'
sea making- a clean breach over her At 4 a.m."
shipped a tremendous sea, which started both cat* heads'
carrying starboard one, with. anchor, overboard with 16
fathoms chain attached.- At 6 a.m. wind veered -to
N.E.; at 8 a.m. .wind.N.N.E.. Judging that thkeves-
Bel was clear of the shoals kept ship S.S.E. through
South Channel and scudded, vss'i'leaking badly and
men exhausted with pumping. On Friday the .5th
wind moderated. On'6th calm-cleared the wreek and
got what spare sails there wdre onboard, on the vessel,.
And being in a leaky and crippled condition and short
Of provisions concluded to bear up for Bermuda. On
the 11th was kindly supplied with.provisions from.
Norwegian Barque Ulranus, Capt. Andergon, from
Charleston bound to Leitb., From thence to Bermuda,
light weather and sighted the land on the 13th, but
owing to light and head winds could not get into port
port before this date.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
Further particulars of the court-martial on Cap-
tain W- H. Liddell on a charge of having negligent-
ly stranded her Majesty's ship Tamar have now
reached us. When alluding to this accident at the
time of occurrence, we remarked that the decision
of the curt was sufficient to satisfy the public that
there was no negligence to be attributed to the,
Cataien and Navigating. Officer. And we nw,
find that ot only was Captain Liddell fully: and
honorably acquittedof the charge exhibited against
him, but the court further expressed its admiration
of the energy, skill, and clearjud.gment shown by
Captain Liddell in the emergency, and also the
orderly and creditable manner in which all orders-
were carried out by officers and men and the stead-
iness with which the troops conducted themselves.
The good order and discipline displayed by the
men of both Services left nothing to be desired.-
Army and Navy Gazette, Dec. 30.
The Detached Squadron under the command of
Rear Admiral Lambert, has been ordered to return
to England and was to leave Singapore on the 27th
Dy.-Comy. Genl. H. H. Scott has been appoint-
ed to the charge of the Ordnance Department at
N. C. OFFIcERS 1T Aii 4TH BATTERIES 7TH BRIGADE
R.A., vs. N. C.( OFFICEBS 10m Co. R.E.
This Match was fired on Saturday last, at St.
Georges and. resulted in. an easy victory for the
Royal Engineers. Rifle, Martini-Henry. 5 Rounds
at each distance. The following is the score :
Corporal Pawle ............... 16
Corporal Leader .............. 16
Sergt. Brennan ............... 12
B. S. Major Herman .. ..i. 12
B9. S. Major Ledger .......... 15
Sergt..Xarshall .,..,... .,,.,, 12
Graydon ..........*,.. 18
Sergt. Philps ................. 18
Corporal Smith ............... 14
C. S. MAjor Olphert ........... 14
Corporal Graham ............. 13
Sergt. Chadwick.............. 15
Corporal Adams .............. 11
Sergt. Ellis .................. 11
Cororal Chote .............0. 10
(To-day,) 23rd-The Sand Hills, Paget.
Thursday, 1st February-Royal Bermuda Yacht
THE ROYAL NAVAL ATHLETIC SPORTS.
The Naval Cricket Ground at Somerset on Satur-
day, last was the scene of much enjoyable amuse-
ment.; That pl4ce was selected for the exhibition
of the Royal Naval Athlectie Sports, given under
the Patronage of-His'Excellency the Governor and
Captain Leveson Somerset, R.N., A.D.C. to the
Queen. The ground which had been specially pre-
pared for the. occasion was well roped in, and gay
flags were on all sides fluttering in the breeze. The
day was 'avQrable, far better indeed than at one,
time in th inmorning'it promised to be. The seven .
ral regiments, corps and departments were well re-,
presented;. large numbers .from. the Naval Yard,
and BoazIslandwith. Civilians from all parts of the
Bermudas, gathered at the scene of gaity.. A
Steamer had. been kindly placed at the disposal of
the inhabitants of Hamilton and. neighbourhood to
take them to Somerset and return when the sports
were over, His Excellency the Governor, Mrs. Le-
froy and party from Mount: Langton, and 'Miss
Cooper Key and the Admiral's daughter and party
from Clarence Hill, were; conveyed to Somerset by
a Steam Launch.
The Brass Band of the 46th Regiment was present
and delighted the assemblage with their sweet mu-
sic. An,Ethiopian troupe gotten up for the occasion,
in grotesque attire,- with rude musical instruments,
caused 'much mirth. The whole affair was conduc-
ted with admirable tact.
Very great amusement was afforded by the Tug
of War" struggle. The first contest was between
sailors and soldiers, which resulted in favour of the
former; the second between Officers of the Army
and Navy, the former being victors. Every one
on the ground evinced great anxiety in the result
of these contests, as the favorites of either gained
or lost an inch of space-the contending parties ex-
hibited great strength of muscle and much endur-
ance., During these struggles the utmost care had
to be used to prevent the bystanders from rushing
to the aid of ope side or the other of the, contest.-
we gather that, in consequence of armed bodies of whose interests are involved are paying greater at-
men'having taken possession of the stations of the tention to Polish agitation than heretofore. Rusaia
Metropolitan police,' of the arsenal, of arms of the has rescinded the ukase by which emigrants were
State and of the Court rooms of the municipal jud- enabled to return to Poland under certainn condi-
ges, of the offices of th6 Recorder of Mortgages, tions.
also of the rooms of the Supreme Court, A special despatch from Berlin states that negotia-
and of the records and archives of the same, tons have been reopened between Germany and
and have violently prevented Judges thereof France,. and there is now a probability that Germany
from access .to the same. Governor. Pack,- will reconsider her original decision and agree to
ard acting under instructions from Washington, participate in the Paris Exhibition in 1878.
issued a Proclamation, ordering,those violators of T ve.nment of Tni has forwarded a des-
the public peace to disband immediately under the Thegovernmentof India has forwarded a des-
pains and pen alies of the law. -The Democratic patch to the India Office at London, estimating the
egisl are wnaill nt heed the Governor's proclam- total cost to the State on account of the relief works
tiO ur ill the Democratic Candidate, o -and other measures for mitigating the famine in
posed to Packard, will resist any attempt of Pack- Madras and Bombay at .6,500,000.
ard to recapture the courts or station house. LONDoN, January 15.-The India Office publishes
The President in a despatch to General Augur, a dispatch, dated January 12, from Lord Carnarvon,
respecting the state of affairs at New Orleans, says, who, summing up the information he has hitherto
a legal quorum of election certificates declares Mr. received, considers it alarming that 840,000 persons
Packard Governor. Should there be a necessity are already employed on the relief works in Midras
. for the recognition of either, it must be Mr. Pack- and 250,000 in Bombay. The 'Government esti-
ard, (Republican.) Nicholl's police at the Court mates show the famine in Bombay will gradually
House and the Station have been 'reinforced to increase, reaching the maximum in April, when a
prevent the recapture of those places. It is feared million persons will require relief, after which it
that a collision ,will take place, between the two will gradually decrease. In Madras the prospect is
- factions and that Federal troops will be called in to proportionately worse. The districts affected in
quell theAdisturbance. 'Intense excitement prevails Madras cover 80,000 square miles, and contain a
in both parties. population of eighteen millions. In Bombay the
faminestricken territory covers 64,000 square miles.
The death is announced, at his residence, Eltham and has a population of eight millions, five millions
Pen, Spanish Town, Jamaica, of Sir Bryan Edwards, of which are in districts more immediately affected.
formerly-Chief-Justice of the island. Sir Bryan,
who was born in 1799, was called to the bar at the A writer in the London Times urges the strength-
Inner Temple in 1825, and was appointed Chief ending of meteorology by the study of ornithology.
Justice, Vice Chancellor and Judge of the Vice. Long experience has taught him that all great at-
Admiralty Court of Jamaica in May, 1856. He was mospheric changes are sure to be preceded by un-
knighted by patent in 1859, and retired in 1869, wonted appearances among birds. When the late
when be was succeeded as Chief Justice by Sir John terrible gales were approaching he saw large flocks
Lucia Smith. nfstarlinos in a locality where they had never ap-
A writer in the New York Tribune suggests that
Gladstone, Thiers and' others be appointed arbitra-
tors to'settle the Presidential question.
peared before, the next day wood pigeons and on
the next large flocks of wild geese took their flight
their phylacteries, and enlarged the borders of their
garments" all which was done as reverence in their
worship, but which our Saviour -sharply reprio
handed'!. .. ,
Now, aasto alms.giving,. what.says our Saviour in:
his sermon on the Mount ? Is it.to stand up before
the whole congregation and be -gazed at as you take
the money from your pockets and deposit it in the ,
plates? PNo, you are to do it wth becoming mo..
desty, humility, and secrecy from the eyes of others
as described in 6 Chap. of Matthew. Take heed,
that ye'do not give almsbefore men, to be seen of
them. 'Lt not thy left hand knowo.what-thy ,ight
hand doeth, that thine alms may be in secret."
Surely these directions qan be better complied with
while seated in the privacy of a pew, than by stand,
ing up to make one's self conspicuous, whilst those
who do not see fit .to contribute to our perpetual
collections, or perhaps may have nothing .to give,
must remain in their seats ? To my and, this sa. "
vors of the"Pharisee, and sounding the trumpet ."
-. Better abandon allay innovations,, multiplicity '.01
bowing, rising to the Clergy as they descend from
the pulpit, standing at.the offertory, and such like
novelties-not embraced in our Prayer BoQk, and let
our worship be '" in spirit and iMtruth" '
After holding up to iis Johi "Wesley's example,
(another novelty in our Church forms,) Canon"
delivers himself in such a reverential style of cate.
chetial instruction, as I cannot condescend to reply
to, but would strongly advise .him to lay by the.
quill till the climate improves, as he seems to have
experienced its ill effects. .
January 20, 1877.
This conclusion is inevitable, as all English
scholars now accept the interpretation of said text
as translated by the late Dean of Canterbury, that
great Biblical Student, and high authority, who,
in his remarks on it says, instead of "at the name
of Jesus every knee should .bo-," it should stand
in the name of Jesus every knee should bend,".
From New York. E UR OPEN.
---The Ma Steamer ama Capta Lddeo THE CONFERENCE MAKES ITS LAST COM-
The Mail Steamer anima, Captain Liddecoat, MUNICATION TO THE PORTE.
from New York, which place she left at 3 p.m. on L Jany. 15.Reuter's dispatch from Con-
the 18th inyestant, arrived at her wharf in this town stantinople says at to-day's sitting of the Confer- 8
early yesterday morning. Liddecoattfi ence the Marquis of Salisbury in the name of hia a
We are Whittndebtr, Medr. Pursto Capter Gale Mrddeoat 1st and European colleagues comm unicated to the repre- n
cerhitter, r. 1st Engineer Gale Mr.f Hardin and tentative of the Porte the last proposals of the 1
Mr. Millen, 1st Engineer, forfiles o that city' s pa. Powers, whose demands were reduced and softened q
pers of the day of leaving, as it was anticipated they would be in the Reuter c
The Steamer Alhambra hence at New York on telegram of last night. The gendarmerie, the divi- t
6lh instant. 106 to 106 Del visions of Bulgaria into two provinces, the restric- a
Gold at noon on the 18th 106 to 106. ela tons of Turkish troops to certain places, are not t
ware and Hudson 701. mentioned in the propositions submitted to-day.
One of the Atlantic Cables-the Anglo American- The previous propositions for an International Com- a
is broken 130 miles off Heart's content, Newfoundland, mission and making the appointment of Governors
and is in 150 fathoms'of water. The supposition is that of Provinces subject to the consent of the Powers,
the damage was done by an ice-berg. The other three are considerably modified. C
remain intact. In addition to the concessions the cession t
The Steamer George Cromwell from Halifax Jany. 3 of Zwornik to Servia is left in suspense. The f
for St. Johns' NMld., is missing.
oThe Steamer Perit from Halifax for New York was proposals for the aggrandizement of Moutene. h
ashore on Chatham Beach, leaking badly-abandoned gro are reduced to limits which the Porte has sig- s
by her crew, but it was hoped she would be got off. unified its willingness to accept. Thus all contested n
General 3J J. Reynolds, Colonel of the United points are relinquished by the Powers except the t
States 3rd Caval J Ryad Captain Moore, are about commission of supervision and the appointment of o
to be tried at Cheyenne, Wyoming, for cowardice governors, and even these points are much altered.
and-disobedience of order during the Big Horn The Powers now propose that the appointment of
expedition against the Indians.Big governors ot provinces bQ subjected to their ap- c
proval only during the next five years, and that
The Russian -North Atlantic Fleet under comr- instead of an international .commission. a mixed a
mand of Admiral Bautakoff, 'with the Russian body of Europeans and Turks be established.
Sailor Princes on board the Frigate Svellana--ar- After making his communication Lord Salisbury t
rived in Norfolk, Va., on the 16th instant. Rear announced that if the Porte did not agree to the S
Admiral Trenchard, U.S.N., visited Admiral Bau- proposals now made be had instructions to quit (
takoff and Princes on board the Svetlana, and U. S. Constantinople. Sir Henry Elliott said he also A
Flagship Powhatan exchanged salutes with the had been instructed in that event to withdraw and I
Svetlana. The Princes had been on a visit to New leave the British Embassy in care of a Charge t
York city, where they were shown marked atten- d'Affaires. All the other European Plenipotenti- t
tion, and seats at the Opera were secured for them. aries in succession made similar declarations-some
The Journal of Commerce contains an article on of them laying stress on the fact that it was the I
what it styles A Mischievous Proposition," which Porte's interest to accept the proposals. I
is contained in an article in the Louisville Courier Safvet Pasha replied: He expressed regret that (
Journal. The Editor of that paper a Member of the decision of the Powers should require him to i
Congress, writing from Washington, advises the refer the matter to the Porte before giving a final i
Democrats to hold meetings and adopt memorials answer; but he would say he did not think it pos- ]
asking for an honest co0ht, and then to muster at sible for Turkey to yield upon the questions rela-
the Federal Capital 100,000 strong and present tive to the Commission of Supervision and the '
ttheiripetiti6nfs in person. The time of assembling appointnment.of Governors, those proposals which
i-,fited for the 14th February the day on which the affect the independence of the Porte having already
electoral votes are to be opened and counted.- The been rejected. The Porte, however, would examine
writer suggests, of course, that these Democratic the communication and reply definitely thereto at
pilgrims should come "unarmed." He wants only the next sitting.
a "peaebful settlement'! of the Presidential contro- The conference will reassemble on Thursday if the
very, and that is his singular way of securing it. Turkish answer is then ready; but it is more than :
An appeal is made by the same paper to the Demo- probable that the meeting will not take place until
crats- of the whole country, and particularly of Saturday. In the meanwhile the Grand Council of
Kentucky to convene at Washington on the day 180, composed of all the high dignitaries of state,
and for the purpose mentioned. They are told to will meet to decide upon the answer.
tike only "petitions" in their hbnds and to be care. LONDON, January 18.-We are still anxiously
ful to exhibit none but. "peaceful methods" and, awaiting the reply of the Porte to the modified
the might of moral power during their stay at the 'proposals of the Conference, and the newspapers
seat of Government. The Journal of Commerce asks are speculating editorially on the probable result.
cannot the Republicans easily counterbalance and The Times has evidently little faith in the preser-
nieutralize thee-'efforts by putting 100,000 men of ovation of peace.
their own in the same field of "peaceful" contest ? THE "TImES" ON THE PROSPECTS OP PEAcE.-The
This indeed would be a novelty in the world's Times, in its leading editorial, discusses the opinion;
history, 200,000 men in a stand up moral fight for which is held by a large portion of the press and by
power. We should fear that their morals would the public generally, that Russia will, quietly ac-
give way to pistols and uBwie knives. cept the abortive conclusion of the Conference, and
SA new Proposition for settling all Conroverted says :-" We trust it will prove correct. But ifwe
A new Proposition for sett gall Controverted faith
Questions was to be brought before the Senate and hold ths opinion it must be'as a matter of fatt
Houpe of' RepresentatiAves at Washington 'on the W and not of evidence. What are the facts upon
18thinstant, at the suggestion of the House and which ajudgmentshouldbe founded? TheCzars
,.Se6dite Committees on, the counting of- the Electoral Moscow speech remains unmodified by any later
Votes.- This scheme provides for the organization tterance.
of a new tribufial for deeArmining questions rela- SIGNIFICANT RUSSIAN PREPARATION.-The Rus-
ting to the election for President; the tribunal to aian army is now indisputably in a high state of
ponsist of five Senators, five Representatives, and preparation. The latest news from Odessa, in a
five Justiceswof the-.Spremee Court, -Foun of-the letter, dated Jany. 12, and published in the Cologne
"Jfstices are named, two from each party, and they Gazette, is that the railway company has again been
are to select the fifth. Should this tribunal decide ordered to suspend goods traffic from January 15,
that there was no election by the people, the House .as large numbers of troops, especially from the vi-
of Representatives wilFW lect 4he President. cinity of Moscow, are to be sent southward.
A large forgery was reported in New York on ADDRESSES TO THE CZAR.-It is admitted that
the 18th and was devised and carried out with un- addresses continue to pour in upon the Czar almost
usual adroitness. A check for $64,000 was so daily from all parts of the Empire. The corres-
cleverly -forged that the Union Trust Company pondent who states this fact adds, however, what is
promptly certified d it on presentation, and the for- of course his personal impression, that the popular
ger was thus able to buy a-lot of-gold the next day enthusiasm is fast dying out. Allowing full weight
and disappear, As thebheck was used on the 2nd, for his judgment, the inference from the above facts
and the forgery was notldiscovered until the 16th, must:be that the Czar has not abandoned his pur-
the" man has had 4ime enough to get out of the way pose.
of the police. The Trce Company is, of course, the THE BASHI-BAZOUK OUTRAGE.-Safvet Pacha.
victim. the Turkish Minister of Foreign Affairs, has order.
THE BENNETT-MAT DuVE.-The meeting between ed the Turkish commandant at Silistria to punish
Messrs. Bennett and May, arising out of a cowhi- the bashi-bazouks who crossed the Danube on the
ding .inlicted on the former by the latter, took night of the 8th inst. and plundered a Ronmanian
place .one mile from 1larydell, Maryland,. at 1 outpost and killed two Roumanian soldiers.
o'clock, Monday, January 8.- They were accompa- A Pera despatch reports that Turkey and Servia
nied y their friends, and represented themselves have agreed to an exchange of prisoners.
aw railroad officials. May saying he was a 'director --
of the Penslania Rayid he" an d.. ennt A despatch from Paris says it is stated there that
ottieghTsj nami e -- owas Daniel Drew of New Russia has countermanded all the supplies which
ork, and saying that his mission was to purchase she had ordered in Germany.
the Maryland and Delaware Railroad. Three shots I RUssIANIZING A SERVIAN BRIGADE.-A despatch
wereditred without injury to either of the principles, from Belgrade reports that the Russian Colonel
after.which the entire party left the ground, so says Milaradovi, commanding a brigade 4,600 strong,
the Philadelphia correspondent of the Journal of composed of Servians, Bulgarians, Russians and
Commerce; but the New York Press Association others, in Servia, has promulgated an order of the
reports that Mr. Bennett wounded his antagonist day announcing that the brigade will henceforth be
in the right breast, near the shoulder joint, but that paid by the Russian government. The first pay.
the wound was not a dangerous one. Mr. Bennett ment was to be made on Tuesday.
has quietly shipped away to Europe accompanied Win PROBABLE IN SPRING.-General Tchernay-
by his duelfrienda. eff, interviewed in Paris, said he doubted not that
The Tribune of 18th says it is now learned that war would be renewed in the spring.
in the Bennett.May duel Frederick May attempted A Berlin correspondent declares, notwithstanding ,
to kill his antagonist before the word was given, the reports to the contrary, that the Poles seem de- !
and that Mr. Bennett discharged his pistol in the air, termined to take advantage of Russia's difficulties.
LOOKING RATHER SERIous.-From New Orleans The North German Gazette states that the Powers
For the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
THE EIGHTEENTH CANON ON BOWING.
M&. EmDITo,-Your several -correspondents in
supplement of January 2nd refer to Canon 18th as
authority for bowing at the name of Jesus, and as
neither alludes to that much abused text in 2 Phil.
0 v. as such authority, which nine people out of ten
note as their warrant for it, I trust that may be
considered as abandoned, which is so much done-
owards enlightening our Congregations, and it is.
great point conceded, because instead..of the an.-.
hority being in the Bible, it turns out to be in the
Canon.* Now let us examine the Canons a little,.
nd ascertain if it be .wise in.our day to observe the
practice because it is in the Canon. Those Canons
aight have answered very well for the state of the
Church in the,.Sixteenth Centry, and, the rule as ..
o making lowly reverence" was doubtless simply ..
following up the custom produced by the Arian
heresy, but they will not answer, for the altered
tate of the Church in this enlightened age, when
many of them have become quite obsolete, and po .
ions of others, and some to say the least, bordering
n the absurd and the ridiculous, as for instance
N'o. 74 directs'that i"no Ecclesiastical person shall
wear a wrought night-cap, but only plain night.
caps of black silk, satin, or velvet, and must not
wear light-color'd stockings." No. 84 requires
'the Church Wardens shall provide a strong chest
vith a hole on the top to receive alms- to be dis.
ributed in the presence of most of the Parish, or
Six of the chief of them." No. 90 requires "the'
Church Wardens to see that all the Parishioners
luly resort to their Church upon all Sundays and
Holidays, and none are allowed to stand idle, or bp
talking in the Church Yard, and'those who are
slack in going to Church are to be' presented to the
Ordinary." No. 28 The Church Wardens and the
Minister shall mark whether all and every of the
Parishioners come so often every year to the HQly
Communion as the Laws require. Strangers from
neighboring Parishes not allowed to comma.-
nion, but must be sent back-to'their own Piarishes."
Many others are disregarded because not deemed
expedient, convenient, or important, such as No. 67
" when a person is supposed to be dying a bell shall
be tolled, and after death one short peal, 'and one
other before burial, and one after." No. 69 Min.
sisters shall catechise the children every Sunday,-
and if he fail shall be sharply reproved for the first
offence, and suspended, for the second." .These
quotations are made simply to prove that out Ca-
nons are not always deemed as judieious to be car--
ried out, and it by no means, follows, that because
a Canon says due and lowly reverence is to be. ob.
served when the Saviour's name is mentioned dur.
ing Service, therefore it is advisable in the present
day to adopt it, when liable to be misconstrued, and
lead to extremes that bring evil report upon the
Church, as for instance beginning with the Belief,
and confined to it for a long period,-but in modern
times cropping out by degrees until we have it in
the Prayers, Litany, Epistles and-Gospels,-Hymns,
Psalter, Ascription, &c. The observance being no'
longer required to guard against the "Anrian here-
sy," it may be very safely omitted without loss of
reverence in our Congregations.- Your Correspon.
dent X" says it is well nigh universal in Eag-
land." I suppose he means bowingin the Belief-
but'if he means at other times, I must request him
to visit England when he will soon discover his mis,.
take. I know that from early example many do it
in the Belief, but it is far from being universal, and
as to other times, my observation only remembers
its being done in a few Ritualistic Congregations.v
Canon 18 says as hath been aodustomed." Can
either of your correspondents undertake to say that,.
the custom up to that time went beyond the Belief-V
I think not. Moreover, why can we not be satisfied
with the directions'in our Prayer Book -as to pos-
tures ? If we go astray from that, and each one
adds what may suit his fancy,, what a medley it
will produce. In one -of" our ordinary- morning
Services the name of Jesus occurs upon an average
from twenty to' thirty times all told. Just imagine
the scene of all -this bowing each time !-but 'how
about it while kneeling when it so often occurs, if
the Canon makes no exception? ;- The-order of the'
House of Commons forbidding it is I think quite as
strong on the one side, as the opinion of an indivi. '
dual on the other, even though .that individual, be
Sir E. Dering," and while "X" observes siot4
silence as.to the arguments that produced that or
der, he quotes him as follows : "Was it ever heard
before, that any m6n,-of any religion,' in any age,
did ever cut short, orvabridge any worship, upon'
any occasion, to their GOD ? .-If Christ be Jesus, if
Jesus he GOD, all reverence, ezteior as well as in
terror is too little for him." This is very good
rhetoric in the House of Commons, and was no,
doubt promptly responded to. As to the question,
it is only necessary to refer to the Reformation for
the answer in the affirmative. Where are all our
professionals and recessionals with banner. and in.
eene (as I have myself witnessed in our Church),
crossings, elevation, dipping, lighted candles by.day,
bowingand crossing repeatedly at one service upon
passing and repassing a painting of our Savour-
hanging over the chancel, &o., &c.,.for all are in the
same category as regards "worship" ? Have none
of these been "cut short or.abridged," Sir E. Der-
ing to the contrary notwithstanding ? As to e'ter'-
ior reverence, I would say in reply to him, as well
as to your correspondents who say "there is no fear
of our.becoming over-reverential" in postures and
acts of devotion, let us take heed that these extra
formalities and outward manifestations do not lead
to spiritual pride as was the case with the Jews
who "made long prayers -at' the corners of the
streets, and in the market places, and made broad
A - -
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTk'.
The Army and Navy Gazette of the 23rd ultimo,
says : It may be considered definitely decided that
Major-General Lefroy, C.B., Royal -Artillery, will
vacate the Governorship of Bermuda in the Spring
and that he will be relieved by an Officer of the
Royal Engineers. We have good reasons for be-
lieving that Col. R. M. Laffan, R.E., at present on
the Staff at Gibraltar will be the General's succes-
The following collections have been recently made in
some of the Parishes of Bermuda in behalf of the'So-
eiey for the Propagation of the Gospel in Foreign
After Sermons by Rev. F. J.F. Light-
boure 4 6 :0
TRINITY CHURCH, HAMILTON,
After Sermons by Rev. W. J. Wood 14 4 0
PAOET AND WARICK,
After Sermons by Rev. J; L. Lough 7. 0
This amount 25 10/ will be forwarded by the Mail
on Thursday next to the Treasiurers in England for the
general purposes of the Society.
The Annual Meeting of the "Royal Bermuda Yacht
Club," was held on the 9th instant, R. D. Darrell,
Esqr., in the Chair.
The Officers for the current year were elected as fol-
lows :- ".
C. G. Gosling, Esqr., Commodore.
C. Wilkinson, Esqr., R.E., Vice- Commodore..
J. C, Tyler, Esqr., R.E., Rear-Commodore. .
Reginald Gray, Esqr.,,Secretary and Treasurer.
Committee of Management.
R. D. Darrell, Esqr., President;
Captain Newman. 46th Regt.' Vice-President.
Captain Todd, 87th Regt.
Captain Ferrier, R.E.
Hon. H. Fowler. ,
0. T. Middleton, Esqr.
M. S. Hunt, Esqr.
A vote of thanks to the Hon. H. Fowler for his ser-
vices as Secretary for two years was unanimously, car-
ried, and the meeting closed with axvote of thanks to
The Annual General! Meeting of the "Bermuda
Rowing'and Cricket Clu'," was lield at the Boat House,
Hamilton, on'Friday last.
The following Officers' were 'elected for the present
President-His Excellency the Governor.
Capt. of the Boats-W. S. Barr, Esqr.
Capt. of the Cricket Dept.-Reginald Gray, Esqr.
Secretary and Treasurer-Reginald Gray, Esqr.
Committee of Management.
R. D. Darrell, Esqr, .
Hon. H. Fowler.
J. H. Trimingham, Jr., Esqr .
J. 0. Watlington, Esqr.
William Bluck, Esqr.
For the Bermuda Royal Gazette#.
What spot on earth Is nature's green,
Where placid seas, whose plumbless mean
Transparent lie, like silver sheen
Grottoed islerwhose caverned shore
Doth puzzle Savans more and more,
And leave them doubting as before
Where azure skies, and azure seas, -
And- edless Summer's balmy breeze;,
And the dark fringe of 'Cedar trees
Where flowers and fruits of tropic climes,
And the odorous breath of bending limes
Dispel tle thought of grasping dimes
as:' : OHf TAYLOR. '
Bermuda, Jan.17th, 1877. ." *' '
AN AGENT IN THE LURCH.
In November last Mr. John W. Hamilton start-
ed from this city for Bermuda and the West Indies
as the press agent of -Howes & Cushing's Circus.
He started two weeks ahead of the circus,with auth.
ority.to contract debts for the company in advance
for advertising, &c. About a week after he depart-
ed the company discovered that the circus of John
H. Murray had headed them.. off, having already
sailed in advance of them for Bermuda. Under
these circumstances Howes & Cushing changed
their route and, instead of going direct to Bermuda
sailed for St. Thomas in the steamer North Point,
owned by Jacob Lorillard. Unaware of this change
of programme Mr. Hamilton, in .pursuance of his
duties as agent, had contracted debts on behalf of
the company for hotel accommodations, advertising,
&p., to the extent of $250, when he found himself
left in the lurch by the company, unable to pay and
unable to get away. He was compelled to appeal
to the. American Consul, but, pending negotiations
for his departure, his brother in this city learned
of his perplexing predicament and made arrange.
ments for his passage home. When Mr. Hamil-
ton made his engagement with Mr. Cushing the
latter, be alleges, represented to him that Jacob
Lorillard, of this city, was a partner in the concern.
With this understanding Mr. Hamilton, when heo
found himself cornered in Bermuda by British cre.-
ditors and British law, gave the creditors drafts on
Jacob'Lorillard for the amounts due them respect-
ively ; but when such drafts were- presented to
Lorillard for payment he refused answering that
Mr. Hamilton was unknown to him. On his arrival
in this city Mr. Hamilton commenced a suit to re-
cover against the company the sum of $850 for sal-
ary, and the summons and complaint were served
on Jacob Lorillard as being the one partner resid-
eat in this State at present. Mr. Lorillard denies
the partnership, and on his behalf a motion was"
made in, Marine Court, Chambers, before -Judg-
McAdam, yesterday, to compel the plaintiff to give
security for coets a a non-resident. It was claim-.
ed on behalf of defendant that plaintiff was born i
Eogland and is only temporarily resident in this
coupry. ; In answer to this Mr. Brewster Kissam,
cosppel for Mr. Hamilton, read affidavits from Coun.
sellorWilliam T. Kintzing tnd others, who had
known bhis client for many years as a resident of
this city; also an aflidavit from Mr. Hlamilton's
mother-to thefaet f(which was peculiarly within
her knowledge) that her son was born in this city.
Decision on the motion was reserved.-New York
THE VALLEYS AND MOUNTAIN RIDGEo OFP TrE
OcAA-BoTTroM.-THE LoxDoN Times says :
The Hydrographic Department of the Admiralty
has quite recently issued a chart of the Atlantic pre-
pared from the soundings of the Challenger, published
in seetios in previous 'charts, which gives at one cop
d'ail the broad results obtained with regard to q ean
depths. It shows that this ocean contains three deep
basins separated by sub-ocean ridges. The .eastern
basin extends from'the latitudd of Great Britaii to
that of South Afrida, following the main sinuosities of
the old world. Tho'other twyo together occupy a some-
what similar position along the coasts of the noe
world; the northern extends from lat. 60 deg. N. to
10 deg. N, expanding greatly at the tropics, and the
southern, commencing a few degrees to the southeast-
ward of the other, extends far into the Antarctic basin.
Between the eastern and two western basins a compare.
atively narrow belt to the interoceanic highlands ex.
tends from the Arctic to the Antarctic circle in a
sinuous mid-channel line. No longer need paleonto-
logists conjure up a hypothetical "lost Atlantis" to
account for the migration of plants and animals. The
old landis now a reality, the general contour of which
even is known to us almost as well as we know that-
of existing land ...
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
SIR,-Kindly permit me to occupy a small space in
the Gazette with a few remarks on the Theatrical Per-
formance by the corps of the 46th Regiment at Prospect
on 12th and 13th instant. Before the curtain rose the
audience were entertained with sweet music by the
magnificent String Band of the 46th Regiment, which
afforded great pleasure.
The curtain run up, and the performance commenced
with the Comic Farce, "To Paris and back for 5."
This Farce I think could not have been set before the
people by a company of Professionals more correctly
than'it was by these amateurs. Sergt.-Major Craus-
by's Samuel Snozzle was inimitable; he kept the au-
dience in excellent good humor, and each time he ap-
peared on; the stage was the occasion for renewed mirth.
Lieut. Eden as Charles Markham, was quite at ease,
and did the character to perfectiori, eliciting much ap-
plause; Lieut.- MacMullen as Spriggins, made a very
good old uncle, and nephew Snozzle seemed quite de-
lighted with his prospective Pa, though terribly dis-
gusted with his own.name; Lieut. Crozier made a cap-
ital Waiter," making the most of a trifling character.
We hope to meet him in a more prominent part.
Next in the Programme for theevening was a selec-
tion from, Verdi's popular Opera "11 Trovatore" with
encampment scene and Gipsies' Vocal Chorus. The
String Band played the selection with exquisite taste
and expression. At rise of the curtain the Gipsies
were discovered asleep before their tent, and as the day
dawned they awoke and sung See how the shadows of
the night are flying," Rouse up to labor," and the
beautiful anvil chorus Who makes the Gipsie's life a
life with pleasure laden." At the 2nd verse a portion
of the chorus was repeated behind the scene in a soft
suppressed tone giving the impression that the gipsies
were at a distance-it sounded sweetly and had a pret-
ty effect. At this particular part the audience were so
attentively Jistening that the slightest sound could be
heard, but at the close there was a vociferous and'deter-
mined encore, so to please, the last verse was repeated ;
the instrumental and the vocal music were admirable.
The Song'" Qui Vive" was very well sung though, evi-
dently, Sergt.-Major Crausby was suffering from a cold
but never mind we hope to hear his clear fine voice
wring out in its accustomed tone at some future time
not distant. The descriptive Overture "Light Ca-
valry," by the Strinz Band, gave us quite an agreeable
surprise. The scene commenced with trumpet calls.
The notes of a Cavalry brass band were faintly heard in
the distance-reminding one of the thrilling story of
the relief of Lucknow-as the trumpets drew near the
sounds were 'caught up; and continued with beautiful
effect by the violins. The vocal chorus and the string
accompaniment reflect the highest credit on the Band
Master of the 46th for the perfection and beauty of the
music. The Farce Two in the Morning" was too
much for sober sides. Every one laughed and some
cried so ludicrously perfect was the acting in this laugh-
provoking Farce. Even now we catch ourselves laugh-
ing in our businessoccupation, and when asked by our
friends what we are laughing at, we reply, go and hear
the 46th Amateurs in their next performance.
-Yours, A CIVILIAN.
METEOROLOGY AND SNAKES.-Among the wea-
ther reports from the South is one that recounts the
occurrence of a new and strange meteorological.
phenomenon. Using technical forms of expression,
we would state that an area of snakes has passed
over the State of Tennessee, and that a decided
precipitation of twelve-inch and eighteen-inch
reptiles has taken place at Memphis. It will be
remembered that not long ago a shower of quiver.
ing flesh descended on a certain section of Kentucky
and astonished the natives very much.
The Revd. Robert Nimmo, late Chaplain of the
Bellerophon, has been appointed to one of Her Ma,.
jesty's ships at Portsmouth.
DISASTER AT SEA.--Under this heading the London
Tines of 15th December. 1876, notices that the Great
Queensland, a ship of 1698 tons net, on a voyage from
Gravesend to Melbourne, with 34 passengers and 37
men, was missing, having been out 130 days. She was
spoken on 12th August last, but had not since been
heard of. In the list of the crew published in the Times
we notige;that the cook of the missing vessel was John,
Williams of Bermuda.
24th inst., 12 o'clock,
I WILL SEXiL
ST THE OLD S Ts.ta D,
B BLS. S, F. FLOUR
Ditto Corn MEAL
2,000 lbs. CODFISH
MATCHES SOAP TEA
5 Barrels Pale ALE
Dry GOODS BOOTS and SHOES
&c., &O., &e.
Hamilton, Jany. 23, 1877.
Aew York .Mail Steamer.
Will leave bere for, St. Georges,
The 24th Inst., at 11 a.m.,
And will receive Produce, Parcels, Freight
:ind Passengers ,Baggage, here untit, 10 a.m.
f From St. George theo Caunlma will leave
3t 4 p.m. TiHURSDAY, 25th, for NEW BED.
FORD to-discharge the Cargo of the Barque
" Modesta," and thence inimediately to NEW
YO RK in order to leave on Ist February com-
pliant with her.time table.
, Pnsseuners holding return tickets will be for.-
warded from New Bedford to New York at the
Passengers purchasing tickets here will have
to pay their own. way from New Bedford to
Now York or else remain and te landed from the
Steamer when she arrives at New York.
I All AMails to close at the Post Office, at 10
SMOKED BEEF .a.m., 25th inst
Carriages with Mails and P
B ON TON Shredded CODFISH ready for from opposite the Agents stoi
Table in 15 minutes. The most desirable Specie ill be received at
style of Codfish ever offered in this market-put until 6 p.m., Wednesday 24th
up in lib. Boxes. TROT
Eureka Steam-Sliced SMOKED BEEF--
Commends itself to consumers by reason of the Hamilton, Bermuda, Jany. 3,
superior quality of meat used, and the delicacy
with which it is eut Colonist coP
Put up in 4, J and lilb Boxes.
For Sale at Wholesale and Retail. B E I M U DA.
W. T.T.JAMES, BY oRDER or TI W
Front Street. THE JUSTICES OP
N.B.-The undersigned being 8ole Agent for VTHIS 18 TO GIVE N
Bermuda for the above articles is prepared to A MAJsTY's next (ENI
supply the trade at a liberal discount. QUARTER SESSIONS o0
W. T. JAM ES' these Islands, will be holdenr
iamilton, Jan. 23, 1877. T I
ONVqIM HTUR fSDA
Dried Fruit gain!
Is now receiving; per Canima" a further sup.
Dried Fruit, &c.,
FIGS in 21bs Boxes
do. in 3lbs Baskets
in Bottle and on, Retail.
SILMO RS Mixed BISCUITS,
Ssomie singerr SNAPS
Cocoa Nut SN -IPS -&e..- &c
B. E. !1CKINSON.
Front 'Street, Hamilton,
January 23, 1877.* "
To Growers and I Owners of
SN consequence of the great increase in ship-
B1sorOp .FELD'S ToMB.-We have been shown melits of PrVoduce to New York since the
some excellent Photographs of the tomb of our season of 1874 we deem it necessary to give
late Bishop with the wreaths, crosses-and anchors, notice, that we reread to ve our personal
as decorated on Christmas morning last. It was notce that we re re to personal
taken by Mr. JohnRogan, Jr., and hehas a limited attention as.usual to all Shipments of Bermuda.
number on sale at his Gallery, corner of Church and Produce for New York-made through as but with.
Burnaby' streets. out being responsible for'the n't proceeds until
t paid to our order in New York, which will be
BIRTH, in Paget Parish on the 19th inst., the WiFE 1 given to the New York Counigiees for Sale,
of Mr. T. G. Dunstan, of a SON. by each vessel transporting a 'bipment.
When necessary to order Specie in return for
MARRIED, on the 16th inst., in Tucker's Town, atI any shipmnient it will be insured at the expense
the residence of Mrs. Ann Richardson by the Rev. G. of the Owitners interested, nfd Owners will
H. S. Bell. MR. EDWARD H. GODDARD of Hamiltond Othlg wlgers t nterestea, l Owangerswoll
Parish, to Miss MARY GERTRUDE, daughter of Henry clearly understand that all the dangers of tran-
M. Welsh. sport are borne by them.
........,i WASHBURN-CATLIN.-At Vinyard Haven, R T C
Mass, on Thursday, January 11, by the Rev. D.W. TROTT & COX.
Stevens, LANSING C. WASHBURN to MARIAN GRAY. lamiltn, Bermuda, to 0h Je p.
only daughter of the late Hon: Alexander W. Bradford. January 9, 1877. to 30th June, 3p.
......... January 18th at Brooklyn, Long Island at
the Church of the Messiah, by the Rev. Charles R.
er of the late Dr. Henry G. Cox of New York.-No r C a c
Cards. G U4M.? O1
ss-- -. .- w?-w / -
DIED, at Rockland, Warwick, January 14, CLAR- THE UNDER Sl. VED
.aa. widow wf t.ha C+m .Tn on-. n f l.oa A THE UNDERSIGNED
l"awu* fj^vi w* >Jw aMW oulfu %Jamu ^fUU J<.age ms
........., at the residence of Mr. Andrew Turnbull,
lamilton, Bermuda, on'Friday the 19th instant, WIL-
LIAM ELLIOTT, a resident of New York City, aged 42
years. Mr. Elliott was a native 'of Roxburghshire,
Scotland, and died of consumption. He leaves a wife
and two children and other relatives and friends to
mourn their sad loss.
Wanted for the Caima." Apply to the
TROTT & C(
Hamilton, Jan. 22, 1877.--1
ALL PERSONS are hereby cautioned against
Crediting any of the Crew of the Schooner
" ELLI I''," as I will not be responsible for any
Debts contracted by them.
J. 1,. O'BRIEN,
Hamilton, Jan. 22, 1877.-I -
.New York JMail Steamer.
fJEREAFTER until further No-
tice all Wooden Material for Onion
Boxes arriving here by the Q. & G. P. Steam-
ers will be charged only SiX CENTS per cubic
foot of space occupied.
TROTT & COX,
aiton, J 6 1877.-3 Agents,
Hamilton, Jany. 8, 1877.-3 3p
Have Received the following ex Schr. "Racer"
SUGA R.-in Barrels
White Crystalized Vacuum inPan
Yellow Vacuum Pan, and
Peruvian GUA(NO-in Bass
The above will be sold at Low
S.S.NGHAM & Co.
January 2, 1877.
*~ td ,
As Toung ladies M AID.
A person who is a very good Needlewoman,
and who would not object to assist in light
Apply at "INVIERURIt,." Paget.
Jany. .0, 1877.-1
Cheap for Cash,
In good order.
Apply at the "Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Jan. 20, 1877.
SEED P OTITOES.
400 Bs. Garnet Red,'
Carefully selected for Seed,
Expected per Brigantine Excelsior" in a few
S'.. S.S. INGHAM & Co.M
January 2, 1877.
passengers to leave
res at I p.m., 25th.
Hamilton only and
T & COX,
OTICE that Hva
ER A, COURT OF
f the PI ACE for
v NLr' T
%J2 A LJ I "U .M"rA I L .N .., A *.
The 25th Instant,
AT THE COURT HOUSE,.Hamilton,
At 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
Jurors, Parish Officers, Witnesses and others
concerned are requested to take notice and at-
WM. T. GIBBONS,
Cmilto J 18. 877. rk qf the Peace.
Hlamilton, Jany. 18, 1877.
M5t. THOMAS 8. D)OP,
The Owner of that well know Popcrty in
Paget Parish, called
WOOD STOOD I"
Intending to leave Bermuda about June next,
is destroys to;seH the samw.
THE PaormITry CoNetsis or
And about Eleven Acres of excellent Arable
Possession can be given when the Owner
lives the country.
For further particulars apply to
THOMAS 8. DOE
On ie premises,
Jany. 18, 1877.-3pd
Offer the Cargo of
Pitch Pine Lumber
Now being Landed ex Brigantine Rover."
Flooring BO ARDS (dry & cured)
planed, grooved and tongued, I in, x 6 in,
1 in. x 6 in.
Planed with square edge, li in. x 6 in.
6 in. x 2 in,, 5 in. x 2 in., 8 in. x 2 in.
5 in. x 4 in., 4 in. x 3 in., 4 i., x in.,
3 in. x 2 in., 3 in. x I in., suitable for
PLANK-1 in. x 12 in., 14 in. x 12 in., and
16 in. x 12 in.
White Pine LUMBER--4 in., lin.,
1 in., IA in., and 2 in., dry, clear & cured.
S. S. INGHAM & Co.
SJahuuary 2. 1877.
On the Road dividing Paget from Warwick.
It contains four Rooms, with a convenient
Kitchen, a large Tank attached, &c., &c.
Possession given on the 15th February next.
WM. P. NELMES,
Warwick, Jan. 22, 1877.-2
SA11LS, B OJTS, .~AN.
RS and CHAINS, &c., &z., &c.
A. 4, UTTERFIELD.
Novi 7th,-cont. 3p tf.
Will be received
until Noon of
By the CHURCH VFSTRY CLERK of Paget, from
persons willing to Contract for either of the
(1) To make and place Sixty-eight Seats sim-
ilar to those now in St. Paul's Church, Paget,
numbered 39 and 78.
(2) To Build Buttresses (Twenty-one or there-
abouts) to the transepts and chancel of the
said Church, similar to those now standing at
the South East and South West corners of the.
Southern transept. ,
Further particulars may be obtained by refer-
ring to the Rector,
Rev. J. L. LOUGH.
Jan. 20. 1877.-3 3p
CALLING AT QURdNSTOMWN.
Carrying the United States Mail
from New York
.ON TUEES DAY.
WISCONSIN sails Jan. 30, at 3 p.m.
WYOMING .sails Feby. 6, at Noon..
DAKOTA sails Feby. 13, at 3 p.m.
IDAHO sails Feby. 20, at 10 a.m.
NEVADA sails Febv. 27, at 3 p.m.
MONTANA sails March 6, at 9a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Traie, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodatioons ae un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on .main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus seeuring-that great comfort in ocean
travel, perfect ventilation and lig-ht.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Cauma" from Rer.
muds, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can he
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
WILLIAMS & GUION,
January 18, 1877.
29 Broadway, New York.
M| A Regular Meeting of the
Atlantic Phcenix Lodge, No. 224, takes
place at the Masonic Hall, Hamilton,
this Evening, at 64 o'clock.
January 23, 1877.
Marianne Bell, Mary Jane Bell, Sarah Bonn, T J
Butterfield, Charles Bailey, Edward Burgess, Mrs
Peter Burcher, Almeria Cohen, S J Canton, RgJ P
I arrell, Wm S Darrell, Thos Darrel,,John Eve,
loseph PFo, J Friswell, Eather French, Jane Gil-
'fit, W Glendinning, Theodosia Gianto, Alex Jones,
W H Jones. W F Johnston, HyJ Lloyd Alex Le-
E:#, .Mrs Samuel J Lotmore, Mrs Jacob Lloyd,
Hebert Moulton, Mrs Wm Manuel, Mrs Mansfield,
WmrMorpan, Mrs Meaney, E S Meade, -liss M E
Outerbridge, A M Oudney, Mrs Bessie O'Neill, Jai
D Perenchief, Manuel Perry, Virginia Peters, Robt
Richard, Sarah Jane Petty, Geo Robinson, James
Robinson, W M Smith, Edw J Smith, Wm G Seon,
B Seon, Mrs Edwin A Smith, Mrs Thos Smith, Wi
A Searles, Ruth A Smith, H D Smith, Saml J Smith,
Henry Stephens, Englesbe Stovel, Henry D H Sny-
der, Mjss Jane Smith, Andrew Turnbull, W J Tal-
bot, Dr Park B Tucker, Mrs F Tongues, Rosina
Trott, Henry D Tudor, Isaac Virgin, John Virgin,
Peter Williams, Thos Wilcox. 1 A Whitely, Julia
Williams, Mrs Anna R Watlington, Julius Wood,
Eleanor G White, Dinah Wells, Mrs Jane Wilson.
Post Oflice, Hamikon, January 22, 1877.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, United States, and
Dominion of Canada per Steamer Canima,: close at
the Post Office, Hamilton, on Thursday next, at
ten a.m. Letters by the Forenoon Mails will be in
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
FICE, ST. GEORGES, 23nd January, 1877.
Anna C Anderson, W 11 Albuoy, Richard Bur-
gess, Alfred Butch, Samuel Burch, Israel Burchal,
Thos D Burch, Wm Burch, English Consul, John
Carty, Jos Dickinson, John Evan, Nicholas Cal!a-
bras, Antony Gamez, Patty Hayward, Theodosia
Hayward, Ed F Inghani, John Lamb, Tt.os Lamb,
Those G Morris, Margaret Mling, It J Miller, Anna
B Paynter, Emma Louisa Pitcher, David Richard.
son, John Richardson, Mary Augusta Swan, Augus.
tus Swannear, John H Smith, Ann Smith, Mrs Wm
Smith, Henry V Smith, John Smith, Thos E Trott,
Jas Tynes, Jos Walker, A Walker, Jas Wadson, Al-
bert Watman, Nathaniel Webb, Edward Walsh.
TO BE SOLD,
1 3ubhc aucttion
UPON THE PREMISES,
IN THE TOWN OF HA1IILTON,
AT 11 O'CLOCK
The 7th day of February now next ensuing,
Under and by virtue of a Writ of ExecutiOn is-
sued from the Court of General Assize at Suit
of RICHARD KEMPE vs. MATTHEW
1 IV1AHOGNY SOFA
JJ 1 PIANO
1 Side TABLE 1 Centre TABLE
6 Cane-Seat CHAIRS 1 Do. ROOKER
2 Mahogany BEDSTEADS
1 Hair MATTRESS 1 Straw BED
1 Sick CHAIR 2 Large Pine TABLES
1 Toilet TABLE A Small Lot CROCKERY
A Lot Cooking UTENSILS
And 1 SPADE and 1 FORK.
J. H. TROTT,
t P. M. .
*Hamilton, Jany. 22, 1877.
M-PDA IOYAL GAZETT.
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STRANGER THAN FICTION. '
In the autumn of 1817, while the woods were c
bright with the variegated hues which follow the l
light touches of early frost, a mounted traveller
was pursuing his way through a dark, broad, lonely t
forest, in the western part of New York. He had P
ridden three miles since seeing a human habitation, t
and he had yet two to go before he could get sight of a
another. He was descending a hill into a gloomy 1
looking valley, through which flowed a shallow but a
swift running stream; and on reaching the water f
he permitted his thirsty beast to stop and drink. r
At that moment a man came out from a cluster of t
bushes into the road, or horse path on the other
side of the stream. This man was dressed like a t
hunter, and carried a rifle on his shoulder. In his g
appearance there was nothing that indicated hos- 1
utility or a wicked design. He was of medium size,
compactly built, with intellectual features and a t
certain air of gentility-seeming rather as one a-
broad from some settlement for a day's sport than (
a professional hunter. All this the mounted tra-
veller carefully noted as he crossed the stream to t
continue his journey, and when they came together :
a pleasant salutation was exchanged.
"Fine weather for travelling, sir !" replied the
man with tlhe gun.
e" And for hunting, also, I should suppose," smil-
ed the other on the horse. b
"Yes there is game enough," returned the other, b
"but I. am not a good hunter, and can only show
one bear for my day's work thus far, and that Is
almost useless to me, because I have no means to 4
take it away. I would willingly give a dollar for
the use of a horse like yours for a couple of hours.
If you could spare five minutes or so I would like b
you to see the bear, it is only back behind the bush-
es, some two hundred yards from here."
"I will not only look at it," replied the traveller,
dismounting and.fastening his horse, "but, if not
too heavy, I will take it along for you, seeing I am
going your way."
The hunter thanked him in a most cordial man-
ner, and then, as if to make himself agreeable and
keeping up the conversation, inquired where the
other was from, whither journeying and so forth;
and learned in reply that the latter resided in Al-
baiy, was a merchant in good business and was
travelling partly for his health and partly with a
view for making an extensive land purchase for fu-
ture speculate ion. j
Well, here we are," exclaimed the hunter as the
two emerged from the dense thicket, through which
they had slowly forced their way into the open
wood; "and now I will show you as fine and fat a
beast as you ever saw. Observe where I point with
He stepped back some eight or ten feet, deliber-
ately raised the piece to his eye and pointed the
muzzle directly at the head of the traveller. There
was a flash, a loud report, and the victim fell like a
log, his face covered with blood.
This might or might not have been the first crime
committed bythe man with the rifle. But as the
traveller fell the rifle slipped from his hands and he
shook violently from head to foot: yet he ran to
his victim and hurriedly robbed him of his purse,
pocket-book, a gold watch and chain, some curious
seals, a diamond breastpin and a diamond ring,
which be fairly tore from his finger. Then he drag-
ged his body into the thicket, picked up his rifle,
plunged madly through the bushes to the road,
mounted the traveller's horse and dashed away from
the awful scene.
We must now suppose a lapse of twenty years.
In the spring of 1837 there lived in the city of
New York a banker and millionaire whom we shall
call Stephen Edwards. He owned a palatial man-
sion, splendidly furnished, in the very heart of the
town, and he and his wife were among the leaders
of the fashionable world. They had a beautiful
daughter, just turned to sweet sixteen, who was
about to be married to a foreign nobleman, and
great preparations were making for the happy event.
One day about this period, as the great banker
was conversing with a gentleman from another city,
who called to see him on business, he observed the
latter turn suddenly very pale and begin to trem-
"My dear sir," he said in bis usual tone of off-
hand sympathy, "what is the matter? Are you
'* A little faint, sir, but nothing to cause alarm,"
replied the other hurriedly. I am subject to simi-
lar spells. If you would be kind enough to excuse
me for ten minutes or so, I will take a short walk
and return in better condition."
In ten minutes he did return, reporting himself
quite.well, calmly proceeded to finish his business
with the banker, and then respectfully took his
It was perhaps a week after this that, one night,
the banker was sitting before the fire in his library,
when the servant came in and presented him a let-
ter. He took it with a yawn, opened it in the most
indolent and indifferent manner possible, but had
not read a dozen words before he came up with a
start, turned pale, and trembled so that the paper
rattled. He finished the note-for it was rather a
note than a letter-worked one hand nervously at
hfis throat, and with the other clasped his forehead
and temples. For a minute or two he seemed to be
choked into calmness, by an iron will, some ter-
rible emotions, and he so far succeeded as to ad-
dress the waiting servant in an ordinary tone.
James," he said, "who gave you this letter ?"
"A man, sir, as said he would wait for an an-
**"Then I suppose he is waiting ?"
Soon there was a light tap at the door, and the
banker said "come in," in an ordinary tone.
The servant opened the door, ushered in the stran-
ger and immediately withdrew. The latter was
verging on sixty, of rough appearance and coarse
attire. He wore an old grey overcoat, buttoned to
the throat, and a pair of green goggles, and his
whole dress was saturated with rain.
"Take a Seat," said the banker, pointing to a
chair near the fire.
No, thank you, 'll stand," was the gruff reply.
"You've got my letter, and of course you know
business," he added.
You allude to this, I suppose," returned the
banker, producing the letter that had caused him
my so much perturbation.
"I1 do not understand it; you must have made a
,, No; no mistake at all. I was present twenty
years ago, come the 10th of October, and saw you,
Stephen Edwards, shoot the man, and if you go to
deny it I'll have you in prison before morning. I
have laid my plans, and got everything sure, and
if you go to playing innocent and refusing my
terms I'll take care to see that you die stretching
The banker in spite of himself, turned pale, shud-
dered and staggered to a seat.
"What do you want ?" he groaned.
"A hundred thousand dollars, not one cent less."
"I cannot give it-it would ruin me."
"Just as you say," rejoined the other, moving to-
wards the door. You know what will follow if I
go this way."
"Oh, stay; you must not go yet," cried the man
of crime, in terrible alarm.
He argued, urged, pleaded, implored for mercy
at a less fearful cost. In vain. At last the banker
-seeing ruin, disgrace and death before him if he
refused-agreed to the terms. He also agreed to
meet the stranger, with the required sum, on the
allowing right in front of St. Paul's Church.
Both were punctual to the fixed time, and bills and
hecks to the amount of one hundred thousand dol-
ars changed hands.
A month later there was a tremendous run upon
he bank of which Stephen Edwards was princi-
al owner. It was soon broken and closed. Then
he sheriff was set to work by eager creditors, and
ill the real estate and personal property of the mil-
ionaire was seized and sold, leaving him a begger
and the just claims unsatisfied. Fashionable
friends deserted the family and the proud noble-
man refused the hand of a ruined banker's daugh-
In the, very midst of this disgrace and tribula-
tion Stephen Edwards encountered the man who
baa turned so pale, and become so agitated in his
presence a short time before.
"I1 rather think you do not know me, sir," said
the gentleman, with a formal bow.
Your face seems somewhat familiar, but yet I
cannot place you," returned Edwards.
,' Permit me to bring myself to your recollection,
then, as I wish you to know me. A little more
than six weeks ago I was talking to you on busi-
ness, and you observed that I turned deadly pale,
nd became agitated ?"
"Ah, yes, I remember you now."
"Let me tell you why I was thus affected. My eyes
had just chanced upon a curious watch seal which
had belonged to a merchant named Phillip Sydney,
who was shot in the Western part of the State,
some twenty years ago, and looking at your fea-
tures closely, I knew you to be the villian who per-
petrated the foul deed."
"Merciful God!" exclaimed the banker, with a
blanched face and quaking form."
"Yes, I knew you," pursued the other, "and a
week later I disguised myself and had an interview
with you in your mansion. You remember that, of
But," gasped the trembling wretch, did not I
pay you your own price to keep my fatal secret ?"
Yes, and with that very money and what other
I could command I was enabled to buy up enough
of your own bills to make that run upon your bank
which brokeit and forced ruin upon you."
"And what would you, now that I am ruined ?"
inquired the other, with the deadly calmness of
"Now that I have had my revenge, I want you
to know that I myself am the man you attempted to
murder and did rob. I am Phillip Sydney. Be-
hold the sear where the ball struck and glanced,"
and he lifted his hat and showed it.
,1 God be praised I" ejaculated the other. God
be praised that you are still living and unable to
restrain his emotion he burst into tears. "Oh,
sir," he continued, "'you have taken a load off
my conscience-a weight from my soul. Though
poverty, beggary, disgrace and death are staring me
in the face, I am happy in the knowledge that I am
not guilty of murder-happier than I have been for
twenty years with all the luxurious surroundings of
wealth. It was my first and last crime, and I have
never been able to tell how I was tempted on that
feafful occasion. Now, sir, do with me as you will
-only, I pray you, be merciful to my innocent
"I forgive you," returnedthe other extending
his hand. I forgive you. You have been fear-
fully punished already. And as God has seen pro-
per to preserve us both together, let us hope it is
for our present and future salvation, and let us en-
deavour so to live as to deserve the blessings we re-
ceive. I will restore you enough to place you and
your family above want; and for the rest, I trust
we shall have to render an account of our steward-
ship in another world."
Philip Sydney kept his word, and with a fresh
start in the world, and now an easy conscience, the
still enterprising Stephen Edwards accumulated
another respectable fortune, much of which he spent
in charity. Philip Sydney died in 1848, and Ste-
phen Edwards in 1851.
Is not truth indeed strange, stranger than fiction ?
IS IT THE SEA SERPENT?
RIVER HEAD, HARBOR GRACE, NEWFDLD.,
Nov 20th, 1876.
To the Editor of the St. John's Times.
SIR,-Hfaving recently returned from Labrador,
the seat of my Summer avocations, I wish you to
lay before your leaders, and the people of St. John's,
through the medium of your journal, a short ac-
count of an adventure which my crew and myself
experienced on our voyage to the Labrador coast
the past summer. The following will, perhaps, be
more particularly interesting to those possessed of
a scientific or reflecting turn of mind. We set
sail from Harbor Grace on the morning of the 12th
of June, with the wind blowing from N.W. Hav-
ing run down the Bay, as far as Baccalieu, we were
met with a strong breeze from the N. E., which
obliged us to take in canvas, and haul her head off
in an Easterly direction. We had proceeded on
this course for about ten miles, the wind still blow.
ing hard. The time being near 3 o'clock p.m., one
of my men described an object (black) floating on
the surface of the waves some short distance to lee-
ward. He immediately called the attention of all
on board to it, and scarcely had we looked in the
direction pointed out than the object disappeared.
We watched the place eagerly for some time, but
nothing was visible, and we had almost concluded
that it had been some mistaken idea, when the ob-
ject again presented itself; but this time in a more
hideous attitude, raising itself above the surface ol
the water, to at least ten or twelve feet. It dis-
played a most horrifying spectacle; the head ap.
peared to be like a horse's, but much larger; the
eyes projecting out from the forehead, like large
bags or pouches, of a dull whitish color. Also,
visibly extended from its nostrils, horns shot out
some two or three feet. Its body, which appeared
to be about one-half submerged, was in appearance
like a large fish. Scales of large dimensions were
also visible; but so horrified were we all that we
were nearly bewildered. It continued in this atti-
tude for, as nearly as we could guess, about two
minutes, and then gave a sudden plunge forward,
an* disappeared. Nothing further was seen of the
animal for nearly two hours aftewards, when it
again shewed itself on the surface, in wake of the
craft. One of the men thought to try what effect a
bu! let would have on it, but we were all frightened
to :sake any effort towards its destruction. It once
m'..:e went out of sight, and was no more seen till
daylight. However, about twelve in the night,
when myself and three others were on deck, I des-
cried, about a fourth of a mile from us, a bright
phosphorus train shooting rapidly across our track
ahead. We continued on our course-this moving
train of light coming nearer and nearer. We were
actually stupified with fear. When the object was
within about 40 yards of our bows a tremendous
shower of water, all alive with phosphorous, shot up
into the air a distance of at least 20 yards, lighting
everything around. ,In a short time nothing un-
usual was visible; we continued on our course
all that night and saw nothing more of this won-
derful animal. I have been conversing with sev-
eral captains during the summer, but none of them
could give me any explanation of the name of this
monster. This may be strange to some, but I can
testify along with my crew to the truth of my re-
port ; and I have felt very anxious all the summer
to try and find out what it could be, but I have not
been able. Perhaps you, or some of your readers,
may have heard of something of the kind that I
have described, and could give a description of its
whereabouts and habits. I hope never to experi-
ence the same dreadful fright again.
Yours truly, JAMES WALSH
NORTH OF TRINITY CHURCH,
Nov. 13, 1876.
A LARGE Mercantile Firm in
England principally engaged in the Hard-
ware Line, but executing Indents in all branch-
es of trade wish to meet with an energetic Eu-
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Hamilton, Bermuda, on commission. Liberal
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Satisfactory references must be forwarded.
Address in first instance to Box 129 General
Post Office. Birmingham.
January 2nd, 1877.-6
CHILD'S at prices to
W. 0. F. BASCOME, M.D.,
REID STREET, HAMILTON.
Jas. G. Lawrence,
ST. GEORGES and HAMILTON,
Examinations made and Leaks stopped at small
May 9th, 1876.
SOLID Silver and Pearl Card
CASES at CHILD'S.
General Shipping and
52 Exchange Place,
Refer to Messrs.
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N -,- t
FROM NEW YORK
Per S. S. OAIMMA,"
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And will Work well in any Capacity.
For further Information apply to
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IHamilton, July 18th, 1876.
The Bermuda Sheet and
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