Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076588
Volume ID: VID00114
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 46887227
lccn - sn2003060500
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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So .-Vol. L. STATE SUPER VIAS A2,qTZQUAs.21peAua

IIacmilots, Berm uda', Toresday, Febriawy 620, ISM7

SColonial Surveyor's Office,
L..- HIAMILTON, 10th Febiunry, 1877.
Ordnance Office, I
HAMILToN, Bermuda, 10th Feby., 1877. i O ice.
SEALED TENDERS in duplicate TENDERS will be received by
will be received at the above Office, until the, Undersigned until
12 o'clock, noon,

A ~a The 28th instant,
The 20th Instant, iFrom personsdesirous of Tendering
> .,. ,,,n fM e erphns-n .... I .

V0oIIr .UrOnsull esii' UO u p U ,.t,.I.-
SOME 640

FoRMs OF TENDER containing all informa-
tion can be obtained at this Office, and at the
Ordnance Office St. Georges, between the
hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
THE GREAT COATS also can be seen by ap-
plication at the Ordnance Dep6t, St. Georges.
does not bind himself to accept the highest or
any Tender, and no Tenders will be received
unless the whole quantity is tendered for.
A. G.,
Commissary General of Ordnance.


The11 th Company

Will have the honor of appearing before the In-
habitants of Biernmuda on the Evenings (of

Friday, Saturday,
.- i Monday and Tuesday,
23rd, 24th. 26th and 27th February, 1877,
Under the Distinguished Patronage of His Ex-
lslajor-C6e. *J. 11.le froy,
C. B.,
Governor and Coiimmander-in-Chief, Bermuda
Col W. X. MOnaISoN, R.E.,
Commanding tRoyal Engineer,
LADIItES and'OFlIC ERS of the Corps and
Whin will he produced, with entirely New Scen-
ery and Fffects by Corporal Gordon, R.E.,
the celebrated Original )rama, in 3
Aels, entitled
Written by John Baldwin Buckstone, Esq.
To conclude on F'iday Evening, the 23rd, Feb-
ruary, with the side-spp'iiting Farce
To conclude on .Monda y Evening, 26th Febru-
ary, with the ec'ebrated Orig nal Farce,
by C. FINCH, 1 tlith Company Royal
n Fugiers, entitled

Anti coicluding on Samurday and Tuesday, the
24th and '271h Febiunry, with a
General Manager, Ser.t. T. Douglas; Secre-
tapy, Sapper \W. Coulter; Stage Marnager, Le.-
Corpl. D. Gordon, .E. ; Treasurer, 2nd Corpl.
S. Wakely,
'IIC(KElTS can be had frolim Canteens and
N.*.'Oflic(rs' Messts at Prospect; from Color
Sirts. of Coinpanies and at the doors on nights
of Perforli-ariCe.
Dress Cire'e2/; Ree,.vrd t'ats 1/6; Pit 1/
a gallery (Gd.
Doors to open at 7 p.m. Curtain to rise a
7*30 p.m., punctual:y. Carriages may be or-
dered'at II p).m.
Smoking strictly prohibited. Children in
arms not adniirted.

'. h eYF0Cor llent,
'v1i'ery Ctomfortabic and

S\L. A I iL
Swelling HIOUSE
S On i)undonald Street,
Oned iurd ( c. upied by Capt. W. E. WnHITER..
For Rint fr One Year f 'in Ist March.
Apply to
Feh'rary 12thi, Id77. -'3
Whceby Jet and Vulcanite Jewelry
Co, ".'ia'1 of,
IAI E .frlor .adics, \VWatches. fol Gen-
'tlenen, \\ atches for Boys, in gold or
silver cases, at prices to suit all, at CIlILD'S.

for' tLe building of a

In the Eastern Part of Southampton Parish.
Also, to Extend and Improve the

Near Somerset hriidge.
The COLONIAL .uUVEYOR does not bind him-
self to accept the lowest or any T'er:der.
PLANS and PECIFICATINS and all further in-
fo(rn:ation can be obtained on application at the
abovo Office.
p. NESS,
Coonial Surveyor-

A 'e "-.... w '.d w 's
.1 7US 77?.'rEI If ,
A Full Assortment of Fashionable

Tweeds, Coatinogs
Al! V.ool MELTONS, &c., &c.
Al E NT, Queeu Street.
February 12th, 1877.*


Very Choice
Planting POTATOES.
Ontario Do.



Very Low for Cash.

l Td T T 7 E RS E
Apply to
Ilamilton, 12th Feby., 1877.

By a Family in this Town.
Apply at the Office of this Gazette."
l Hamilton, Feby. '13, 1877.-2


A few Persons can be com fortably accotmmo-
dated, at
Reid Street, Hamilton.
Feby. 5, 1877.-3

A Small Family
( AN obtain the whole of one Floor, or two
or three Rooms, in a comfortable healthy
residence near the Commissariat Offices-with
or without Board.
For information, apply at the Oflice of the
Royal Gazette."
February 3rd, 1877.-4 pdr.

LL 1)EM-AN.i)S against the Estate of the
S late AIJGUSTUs I'ENISTON, are re-
quested to I'e rendered to the Undersigned
before WEDNES)AY, 2Sth February next.
All Persons INDElBTED to the said Estate
ate required to make Payment by the above
named date.

The Flatts, Jany. 15th, 1877.

Shredded Codfish,
Steam.-Slice d

1 S OK-"-1 D "I -- a
S ONTI')N shredde-l CODFISil ready for
able in 15 ini utes. The most desirable
style of Codfish ever offered in this market-put
up in lib. Boxes.
uEureka Steam-Sliced SMIOKED BEli';F-
Comnends itself to consumers by reason of the
superior quality of meat used, and the delicacy
ith which it is cut.
Put tip in J-, and lb Boxes.
For Sale at Wholesale and Retail.
Front Street.
N.B,-The undersigned being Solt Agent for
Bermuda fur the above articles is prepared to
supply the trade at a liberal discount.
V. 'T. JA.VlEs.
Hiamilton, Jan. 23, 1877.

& G o o01 ia' a 1 i es Cf) ,
Male or Female., G ,od wages will be given.
A pply personally at the COTTA GE Ireland
Feby. 10, 1e77.
7? .; ,' '

"Fo Borrow on lMortgage
I. ; e:l Estate

Interest at seven petr cent. will

of Valu-

be paid for


For further particulars apply to
Jany. 30, 1877.

Price 40 per A- niniaml,

At the Fastern entrance of the Town, lately
occupied by Dr. MCCUTCHAN, 46th Regt.,
Containing Drawing Room, Parlor, Sitting
Room, Dining Room, 5 Bed Rooms (4 with
Dressing Rooms attached),' Large Pantiy,
Kitchen, Entries, &c also a Bathing Hlouse
and a large Tank of water.
For further particulars please apply to
February 12, 1877.-tf

Diwelling o

Situate in the vicinity of the Commissariat
Office in this Town, and between the Military
Road leadu.g to Fort Hamilton and the Resi-
dence of It. D. DARRRLL, Esqr.
Possession can be given on Ist May next, or
eai rlier if required.
For further particulars apply at the Office of
this Gazette.
hamilton, 5th Feby. 1877.

Valuable tital Estate
lit WHarwik raiBaih,
.. ;4HJ.,z '..... -
In good order with the Parcel of
LAND) therto belonging coltaiding Eight Acres
in ;,aiitii, and pasture land situated in the vi
(inity of the Parish Church.
Terms accommodating. Further particulars
furnished on application to
\ovr. 27, 1876.

0fff Ir 2 bAlos


N EW r= 3j
From Lordon via Halifax per Beta

sut Openig,
4.* 1 -- T T "'^ J
1,I LLI ,y, }
Front itree-t, amilton
January 30th, 1877.*

Cook Wanted,
By a Family in this Town.
SA apply at the Office.of the Royal Gazette.;"
llamilton, Feby. 6th, 1877.



\W. 0. DUsSCO.MBE, Master,
Will Sail Jor the above Port,

ON OR ..
About 28:; Iutant.
Offering for lFreight a.d Passengers at cus-
tomary rates.

llighest rates paid for second si'ec
lait, .e -5 7 '-
B. i" tiALKER ,
Hlamilton, Feby. 5, 1 877.



P, 2Vi i Wa

',7. .... ,i. '1"
Consignments of PiRODUCE solicited to above
address, and forwarded free of Consul's
Certificate, &e. Highest Ma! ket Rates obtain-
ed and Return, promptly made.
STEiNCIL PLATES ful'rnished free of charge.
F. D. S. NASH,
Next door to Messrs. S. S. [ngham & Co.,
HI amilton.
February 12th, 1877.-tf
FvEY., 1877.
To Farmers and Shippers of

iI having had several years experience in this
l:ie of business, i desire to continue in the same
during the coming crop sea-on, and respectfully
so!icit an1v c.ons-iunmeits you mnay forward to
this Market. I will endeavour to realize the
highest Market prices, render Sales and Remit-
tances promptly.
Of Hamilton,
Will atte-nd to receiving and invoicing all
consignI.Cents for tme and wvill give all inform-
ation necessary for ,enfcfit of Shippers.
I remain yours, &e.,'
With Messrs. O'Connor & Judge,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
New York.

Wan ted.



and Tomatoes, --
For which the highest Market rates will be
Consi- nments solicited, and Shipments made
free of charge to
.Messrs. E. P. 4 -N. II. Loomis,
Who will make prompt returns.
Hamilton, Feby. 5, 1877.

To Farmers and others.
The Undeisigned is prepared to give his PER-
SONAL ATTENTION to the Sale of
rmuta lrob0 ue,
In the NEW YORK MARKET, and respect-
fully solicits Consignments from Farmers and
'Persons wishing to ship to my address will
' please call on
W\ho will give every attention to Shipments
by each Steamer, o.r by any other opportunity
offering-and will furnish stencil plates, &c.,
free of charge.
I'rompt account Sales and settlements guar-
Washington Market,
Feby. 6, 1877.


desirous of Consigning

.^ essrs. AJiddleton Co.,
Will please call upon
Whio will attend to the Shipment of their
Hamiltob, Feby. 6, 1877.

To Farmers and other persons in-
terested in
AmminuitDa Eobuce.
THE UNDERiSIGNEDI are prepared to give
their personal attention during the coming Crop
Season to all shipmentss either by the weekly
Steamer or fast sailing Vessels to the consign-
ment ot
Messrs. ,. BENNYETT 2i. Co.,
156 West Stieet,
Sales guaranteed with prompt returns.
S, S. ING HAM & Co.
llamilton, <.0th Jan., 1877.-4
Pull Sets i ..GOC ..ES and S'",AiF iINGS,
DACt1ciLE'TS, Neck CilAINS, Ci()S.'ES
Ladies' and Gents' Watch CHAINS, at


i'F1'IE UNDERSIGNEJ) beg to offer their
Services as usual for the Shipping of
'^j ^erusiedis 1S7odsoce
To New York.
All Shipments at risk of Ownier or Grower until
net proceedI are pail by (Consignees to our or-
der in New York which order shall attend each
J. T. D. A IRR ELL & Co.
iamilton, ,Rertmnt:i,
Jany. 29, 1877. 4

E. P. & N. 1. Loomis,
Commission Merchants.
And Dealers in
Potafooes, -f):e ., Onions,
Imporers of

No. 92 arelay Street, N. Y.
Consignments Solicited.
Parties wishing to Ship to us will be facili-
tated in so doing by calling on MESSRS. R. W.
WALKERa & Co., Front !t., I lamilton, Bermu-
) da, of whom they can obtain Stencil Plates
and be otherwise aided free of Charge.
January Ist, 1);77.
sTY. PT. sI^
Commission *-!erchant,
Vesey Pier, Washington Market, New York .
ALL Persons desirous of Shipping to the
t above Address will be afforded every ac-
commodation by apl lying to my agent,
2nd Snteet, flamilton,
Near Steamers Wharf.
Stencil Plates and Brushes supplied on.appli-
cation. .
.Ln uary-30, 1877.-6- -

Win. James Heney,

SlROKt it s

Commission Igent,


New Year's Stock
JEWVELl{ Y (English and American)
Solid SI LVERit Sil'ver I'ATEDWAit
Pearl Bone and Ilair GO (1)
Making in all, as suitable a c.-Ilectiou for the
public as any ever offered before.
Next mest "' Gazette" Office.
Ilamilton, December iS, 1876.

VFor Rent,
In the Town of ilamilton,
Well furnished and at reasonable rates.
Apply at the Office of this Gazette.
hlamilton, Feby. 6, 1877.--Ipd tf

Genteel Board
CAN be obtained in a respectable Family in
'-"this Town, for a permanency,
For Particulars apply at the Royal Gazette"
February 5th, 1877.-4 pd.

DANIEL G. LANE Proprietor.

Branch Establishment, St. George.

FH Proprietor of the above Es-
tablishment having just returned by the
" Cannlia" from New York, and brought'with
him a number of NEW CARRIAGES and
Stylish YOUNG HOESES 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 Idlands are particularly
requested to call and give the above Establisll
ment a trial before going elsewhere.
Hamilton, Sept. 19th, 1676.




VATIONS taken under the direct
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermud
151 feet.


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,~ 0.~

C a.m.


FY. 12 30-244
13 30-114
14 30-055
35 30-250
16 30-365
17 29-998
18 29-925

24 h

S S -.

o o
67-3 56'1
72-3 59-2
57-9 49-3
61 6 48-5
66.8 50-9
61-6 40-0

IIamilton, February

Feby. 13th-Schr. Amos B., Freem
S.; lumber, onion box material, o
Trott & Cox.
19th-Mail Steamer Canima, Lidd
assorted eargo.-Agents, Trott &
Feby. 16-Brigt. Excelsior, Mayor
empty casks, 50 boxes tomatoes,
200 casks gin,
Feby. 12-nchbr. Maria, Stubbs, 1
mackerel, portion of cargo of Sa
14-Bark Torry, Davies, Newcastle
In the Mail Steamer Canima, ye
York :-Dr. and Mrs. Kollmeyer, 3
Barbank, Mr. and Mrs. B. Gral
W. Ritchie. Mr. and Mrs. C. C. Min<
Huntley, Mrs. G. T. Wilson, Mrs.
C. Outerbridge, Miss Cooley, Capta
hop R. R. Disney, B.M.E., Rev. R
Messrs. G. J. Plumnier. E. B. Clar



ion of the Principal ATIC ASYLUM.
Ia. Above the sea Under the auspices of His Excellency the Gover-
nor and Mrs. Lefroy an Entertainment consisting
.re previous of Solos, Duets, and instrumental pieces was held at
ours. Rain. the Lunatic Asylum, in Devonshire, on the afternoon
Sof Tuesday last, in behalf of the inmates of that In.
: a stitution and to all appearance it was not held in vain
T Inch. since they manifested most livelyfeelingsof pleasure
. =; j in a very demonstrative yet not disorderly fashion
Mrs. Lefroy contributed much to the success of th(
o o musical part of the proceedings both by guidance
135*8 48-0 0-00 and example, having spared no pains to aid the
14S-8 48-4 0-00 other singers in acquiring their parts, and also tak-
97-6 4S-2 0-00 ing active part in the music personally.
135'4 42-0 0-00 After the programme was exhausted, the visitors
130'2 36-8 0'00 adjourned to another apartment, and were mosi
90'1 478 278 hospitably entertained by Dr., Mrs. and Miss
120'*8 41"5 1 Hinson who seemed to take the liveliest pleasure
Total 2"-8 in, first, taking care of their guests as far as
regarded tea, cake, biscuits, wine and other gooc
things of which there was a most plenteous and
S 1 tasteful array, and, then, in showing them over the
+ house which has undergone a most complete andbene'
ficial transformation since it was Devonshire College
under the fostering and guiding hand of Governor
20, 1877. Lefroy, and, which at the present time, as regard
ventilation, light, cleanliness and salubrity of situ-
ation will bear a most favorable comparison with
MILTON. similar institutions which are to be found in larger
and wealthier communities.
ian, Liverpool, N. All who visit the Asylum as it now stands cannot
oars, and spars, to but be struck with the excellence of its arrange
ment and the order visible everywhere, and they wil
licoat, New York ; be ready to confess that too much praise cannot b(
Cox. bestowed upon our present Governor for his patient
and unwearied efforts on its behalf, efforts which
, New York ; 150 at length have been crowned with complete success
100 bbls. potatoes, It would not be right to omit to add, that the pa.
tients were afterwards regaled with tea and cake and
GEORGE. fruit'in the presence of the visitors, and it would be
difficult to discover which portion of the entertain.
Barbados; 500 bLs. ment gave them the larger measure of gratification
itagawa. but it was very evident they enjoyed them both
; inward cargo of and so we doubt not amply repaid their kind
friends for the efforts which they had made.
'ED. We cannot dismiss the subject without giving
yesterday, from New expression to the general feeling of satisfaction
ham, Mr. and Mrs. and of approbation of the manner in which Dr
'man, Mr. and Mrs. Hinson has seconded and carried out those plan
A. G. King, Miss which have rendered the Institution so efficient
[in Dias, Rev. Bis- and we only re-echo a general sentiment when we
. Miller, B.M.E., express a hope that he long may continue to enjoy
rk, J. C. Wailing- health and strength to carry on the good work.

ion, G. W. Hubrook, T. E. Morel, E. J. Wolff, A.
Wellenbary, J. W. Brown, G. E. Adams. 2nd Cabin
-Miss J. Book. E. A. Scholfield, J Hutchinson, and
James Reen. Steerage-J. Ellis and James Trott.
The Viola, left London for Bermuda on 18th Jany.
Sir G. F. Seymour, Watlington, hence at England
in a beautiful run of 19 days.
The Barque Eliza Barss, Vesey, hence at New
York on the 15th instant.
French Bark Tamaris, Petitot, hence at New York,
February 11.
R. M. Steamer Beta, Shaw, hence at Halifax on
10th instant.
The Canima on her last frip hence, left here at 8-30,
a.m., Friday, 9th February, arrived at New Bedford at
2-0 p.m., Monday, 12th, had fine weather ; commenced
discharging cargo of oil at 3-30 p.m., finished at 10-30
p.m., left New Bedford at 6-30 a.m., Tuesday, arrived
in New York at 7'30 a.m., Wednesday; left for Ber-
muda at 3-0 p.m.. Thursday-first day had fine weather,
at 4-0 p.m., Friday, commenced to blow from S.W., at
8. heavy gale with squalls ; at midnight terrific gale, at-
tended with rain, thunder and lightning ; gale commen-
ced at 3-50, lat. 37-50, lonez. 70-36: in lat. 37-0, long.
68-54. wind flew into N.W. with heavy squalls, and
continued till arrival at Bermuda.
It will be seen from the above that Capt. Liddicoat
in his fine ship the, Canima has lost no time in per-
forming the entra voyage to New Bedford, on his way
to New York, but is up to time in the hour of his ar-
rival here on the appointed day.

A bottle, containing a memo. to the following effect
was picked up on the West side of Bermuda on Sunda
last, by Mr. E. J. Sketers, and kindly sent to us.
Steamer Clyde, June 16, 1875.-Gone up.-L. F

(From our special Sporting Correspondent.)
On Thursday the 15th, the Meet was at Riddle'
Bay, About 5 miles of road mostly along th
North Shore, which commands one of the best view
of as picturesque a bay as there is in the world
brought us to our destination.
The Meet was a fairly large one.
A dozen hunters or so, and half a dozen carriage
assembled at the cross roads, make up a lively look
ing little group.
Really a pretty looking piece of country is here
Numerous scattered houses, which here form
small village, the children from the village school, the
undergrowth of a wood close by, that would almost
afford cover to a lurking fox, grass fields separated
by stone walls or posts and rails, some sandy heath
ery looking country in the distance very like the
Aldershott country that," remarked a sporting sol.
dier. All this reminds one of similar scenes wit
nessed in the mother country, of meets in a quie
English village, and of the many pleasant recollec
tions of a hunting field 3,000 miles away-for havi
not the whitewashed houses, such prominent an
peculiar marks to a strangers eye, ceased to attrac
it F and the dusky hue of the colored faces is no
longer noticed. On this little rock too one has be
come accustomed to a smaller scale in everything.
At 3-30 p.m. the Master gives a Tut Tut" on
his horn and trots down a narrow lane followed by
the field, all of whom are soon lost to view.,
Stone walls will cut horses legs, and as one Hunt
per week does not justify the keeping of more thai
one jumping nag, your Correspondent was forced to
macadamize after having come to the conclusion
that hunting on wheels was better than staying at
A good view of the hunt was however under
these circumstances obtained from time to time
A glimpse of the field was caught as they checked
in a big field, then seemed to hunt heel for a bit
but finding out their mistake thqy soon made up
for lost time and came rattling down at a biggishl
stone wall, which they all jumped close together
the stones went flying and the field disappeared
down a hill.
Again about a mile or less from the finish they
came into sight, the master leading, closely follow-
ed by a gallant officer superintending the supply
department, (for that afternoon at all events,) over
a stone wall and a small double, in and out of a grass
lane-and the way in which some of the horses took
that double was worth looking at-again they dis-
appeared, and (possibly partly with an eye to the
good things of this life,) all now made the best of
their way to Inverurie where the finish was to be,
and where on our arrival we found a number of
carriages : in a field above the house was a regular
crowd of foot people, with a considerable sprinkling
of ladies, all assembled to see the last four jumps
which were cleared in the usual form. The hares
are seen beyond the last fence, and the Hunt is over
-refreshments are now the order of the day--wait a
bit the fun is not quite over yet; here comes a middle
aged looking man careering down the grassy slope
on a clever shaped grey, "Yoicks over" cry the
crowd as the grey with cat-like agility jumps the
last fence. "Bravo Doctor" says


Hamilton, 16th Febru:ary, 1877.

Colonel Gordon, the A friann explorer, was on the
14th instant, appointed Governor of the entire pro-
vince of Soudan.

1. The Hardy Norseman..........
2. The Stirrup Cup...............Captain Ferrier.
3. The Angel's Whisper...........Mrs. Hare.
4. All's Well.........................Captain Ferrier and
Mr. Gehle.
5. Song .............................Mrs. James.
6. Speak Gently......................Revd. C. P. Wilson.
7. I would that my Love...........Mrs. & Miss Wilkin-
8. Waken Lords and Ladies......Mr. Carpenter.
9. The Farmer's Daughter........Mrs. Hare.
10. The Wreath.....................Mrs. Wilkinson, Miss
R. Key, Rev. 0
P. Wilson.
11. Children's Voices...............
12. Pianoforte Solo.................Miss Bartiluchi.

Colonel R. M. Laffan, Royal Engineers, has ac.
cepted the Governorship of Bermuda, with which
we have more than once associated his name. Col
Laffan will shortly arrive home from Gibraltar
where he is now acting as commanding Royal En-
gineer, and will proceed early in the spring to re.
lieve Major-General Lefroy. It has been made a
rule that the Bermuda Governorship shall be filled
by an Artilleryman and Engineer by turns, the
officers of both the Ordnance corps thus having a
chance of obtaining the highly desirable appoint-
ment.-Army and Navy Gazette, Jany. 20.

t, I 8 We are glad to learn, that the Stock <
Y garden Vegetable and- Farm Seeds, so liberal
supplied by Messrs. Landreth & Son of Nos. 2
and 23 South Sixth Street, Philadelphia,-to th
Local Committee for promoting the Exhibition i
that City, have been eagerly sought after, and havy
for the most part, been generally distributed. ]
is very satisfactory to see such ready appreciation
e of the Messrs. Landreth's libeiality, which, though
s partly attributable to the fact, that the seeds wer
, gratuitously distributed, is no doubt also owing t
the circumstance, that so large and varied a col
election of Seeds is seldom, if ever, to be met with i
our market.
We much regret, that more attention is not be
stowed by our Planters on the cultivation of gai
" den vegetables, which would meet with read
purchasers; particularly among the Fleet, an
a would also serve as fodder for cattle, which, i
e such an inferior grazing country as ours, is a sul
t ject that demands and ought to receive due con
d sideration. This crop may also be turned to ac
" count in the event of failure of our staple produce
e tions of onions and potatoes, not only for homr
consumption, but may be made available for trans
- portation to New York, as it is well known, tha
we can supply commodities of this nature at a sea
" son, the inclemency of which in the Northern State
1 of America, renders their production there imprac
I ticable.


S40, Exchange Place, New York,
y Feby. 15th, 1877.
D. McPhee Lee, Esqr.,
t Bermuda.
DEAR SIR,-Will you please publish the enclose
o ed for the benefit ,f Bermuda stockholders. I
n was cut from to-day's Journal of Commerce.
Yours truly,
S TLe appointment of Judge Francis S. Lathrop o
I Madis( n. N. J., as receiver of the Central Railroad
, of' New Jersey was made by Chancellor Runyon a
p Trenton to-day on the application of the Lehigl
Coal & Navigation Co., one of the creditors, and
, Judge Lathrop has accepted the position and wil
I at [once enter upon the discharge of his duties
The rec. iver is one of the side judges of the Cour
of Errors & Appeals, is president of the Union Mu
tual Mlarine Insurance Co., No. 63 William street
and is a gentleman of considerable means. His
railroad experience is confined to a directorship in
8 the Morris & Essex, which he held some years ago
The appointment is regarded as an excellent one,
and if tihe Judge succeeds in effecting a thorough
reorganization of the concern, the bondholders wil
have no cause for complaint. The future value oi
the stock depends so much upon circumstances
that it cannot be considered at present.
This settlement of the affairs of the Central New
Jersey was received with satisfaction by those in.
.terested in the other coal properties because it
removes one disturbing element which has been
hanging over the market for months. Now the
worst is known so tar as this coml.any is concerned.
It was reported to-day that the Philadelphia &
heading is likely to be relieved from its embarrass-
ments by an ext nation of the floating debt, and if
this information is true the prospects are good that
the coal trade will settle down to a satisfactory
i It is said that the Delaware & Hudson Co. will
anticipate in a few days the issue of the annual re-
port, and it is hoped the exhibit will be so satis-
fictory as to silence the damaging rumors which
have recently been current,

I The Commission sitting at Washington to adjust SPEECH.
the dispute over the Presidency is hard at work. LoNDox, February 8.-The Session of Parliament
Only the votes which are objected to as doubtful for 1877 was opened by Her Majesty the Queen in
t are referred to its arbitration, the others being person to-day. The Queen in her Speech says:
counted after the usual method by. the President of "The hostilities which before the close of last ses-
the Senate in joint convention of the two houses. sion of Parliament had broken out between Turkey
The States are called alphabetically and Florida on the one hand and Servia and Montenegro on the
e was the first to be sent to the Commission. It was other, engaged my most serious attention, and I
not only the first but it was the one to be most anxiously waited for an opportunity when my good
e strongly contested. There were some points of ad- offices, together with those of my allies, might be
e vantage to the Democrats in the return of the elec- usefully interposed. This opportunity presented
e toralvote from Florida, which are not supposed to itself by the solicitation of Servia for our mediation,
- exist with any other returns. Certain action ta- the offer of which was ultimately entertained by
ken by the State Courts in Florida tending to in- the Porte." Her Majesty then refers to the bases
s validate the Hayes certificates, was strongly urged which, in course of the negotiation in concert with
t before the Commission. This, and the general other Powers, she deemed it expedient to submit to
s charge, applying also to Louisiana, of fraud on the the Porte for the restoration of peace, and the
e part of the returning officers in counting votes and Porte's action thereon. While proceeding to act in
s making up their returns, were the grounds on this mediation she thought it right, after inquiry
I which the rejection of the Hayes, and the accept- into the facts, to denounce to the Porte the excesses
I ance of the Tilden, certificates were claimed. There committed in Bulgaria, and express her reprobation
e was also one other question of the ineligibility of an of their perpetrators. Her Majesty next speaks of
- elector on the Hayes certificate which entered into the armistice and the conference in which she was
, the contention. The decision of the Commission represented, and says, in taking these steps, her
r was in favor of the Hayes certificates and the votes object has been throughout to maintain the peace
s of Florida were counted for him. It was de- of Europe and bring about better government in
- cided not to go behind the returns of the canvassing the disturbed provinces without infringing upon the
h officers. All that was done by them until their independence and integrity of the Ottoman Empire.
r certificates were given, was under the direction and She regrets that the proposals have not been accep-
with the machinery provided by the State. The ted by the Porte, but the result of the Conference
t regularity of their acts could only be enquired into has been to show the existence of a general agree-
- within the State, and that enquiry must be before ment among the European powers, which cannot
1 the time when the electors cast their votes. Any- fail to have material effect upon the condition and
3 thing done by the electors in voting, or by any government of Turkey. She trusts that the armis-
lt other authority with respect to their votes, was tice yet unexpired will lead to the conclusion of an
h proper subject of enquiry. In other words, every- honorable peace. She has acted in cordial co-oper-
. thing connected with the popular vote for electors ation with her allies, with whom (as with other fo-
- of President became a sealed book, so far as the reign powers) her relations continue friendly. Her
I Commission was concerned, when the canvassers of Majesty alludes to her assumption of the Imperial
e the popular vote made their returns. Anything title at Delhi, which was welcomed with professions
- done by the electors of President, or in connection of affection, and the famine in India, to arrest
n with them. was a proper subject of enquiry. | which every resource will be employed, as well as to
, The Commission is now engaged on the Louisi- obtain fresh experience for the prevention or miti-
I ana certificates. But the main issue here seems to nation of such visitations for the future. Her Ma-
be settled by the Florida decision. If the canvass- jesty continues:
g ers' certificates are to be conclusive, rone of the I The prosperity and progress of my Colonial Em-
, fraudulent acts relied upon to vitiate them can be pire remain unchecked, although the proceedings
. looked into. It is insisted that the returning offi- of the Government of the Transvaal Republic and
s cers in Louisiana acted under laws which are uncon- j the hostilities in which it has engaged with neigh-
, stitutional, or had been repealed, or in some other boring tribes, have caused some apprehensions for
e way had ceased to be of effect, and that while, un- the safety of my subjects in South Africa. I trust,
y der the ruling of the Commission, their acts under however, that the measures which I have taken
authority of law may not be enquired into, their will suffice to prevent any serious evil.
acts without such authority are open to investi- Gentlemen of the House of Commons-I have di-
gation. There are, also, some charges of reacted the estimates of this year to be prepared and
ineligibility of electors which are deemed more presented to you without delay.
grave and will be more strenuously urged than was My Lords and Gentlemen-Bills relating to the
the case with the Florida elector. But the demo- Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, and for a-
crats feel they have an uphill fight. The con- mending the law as to bankruptcy and letters na-
elusion reached in the Florida certificates almost tent for inventions, will be laid before you. You
I prejudges the differences yet to be passed upon. will be asked to constitute one Supreme Court of
. They do not find much comfort in the Oregon case, Judicature in Ireland, and to confer an equitable
where it may be remembered they have the Gover. jurisdiction on the county-courts of that country.
nor's certificate for one elector in their favor. That In the House' of Lords to-night, during the de-
elector was not elected, by the popular vote but was bate on the Address, Earl Granville said he would
s a minority candidate receiving the certificate in the defer criticism on the Eastern question until he had
. place of a majority competitor who was declared to read the official correspondence. He added, how-
be ineligible. There, the regularity of the proeed- -ever, he did not think the Treaty of Paris ought to
ings after the certificate of the popular vote by the be abandoned, and that treaty imposed on the
canvassers was made, comes into question, and this Powers the duty of protecting the Christians in
point it is understood the: Commission feels compe- Turkey.
. tent to consider. As the qualified and duly elected The Earl of Derby declared the policy of the
h Oregon electors supplied, as they were authorised Government was not changed. It was only modi-
, to do, the place of their disqualified associate, the fled because the situation was modified. It is too
, Governor's certificate will, it is supposed, be held to soon to say the Conference is a fiasco. We must
be void, and the Democrats do not at present hope speak with reserve of the probability of the main-
. for much from it. tenance of peace, which depends on the decision
In the votes of the 'Commission on substantial of a single man, but hope peace will be maintained.
I points, the division was according to the political The Conference has served to gain time. Russia
faith of its members. 'he Florida case was decid- and Servia have become reciprocally disenchanted
ed by a majority of one in the fifteen votes. :The with each other. The Czar is now well able to say
- Senators and Representatives on the Commission it is not incumbent upon him to undertake alone
were from their known and published opinions as the realization of the decisions of the six Powers.
much advocates as judges, but the line of partisan- I believe the Porte appreciates the gravity of the
. ship quite as sharply separates the judges of the situation and wishes to satisfy Europe It is
; Supreme Court from whom more unanimous action not England's duty to 'protect the Porte in
was hoped for. It is certainly disappointing that every eventuality. Lord Derby recognized a moral
fifteen picked men of the nation should range them. obligation to intervene in favor of the Christians,
selves in an important: arbitration according to but such duty was not imposed by treaty. Eng.
-their political bias. As to which side may be land's policy from the first had been to press the
wrong that is another question. The force of the recommendations of the Conference upon the Porte,
legal argument and logic is thought to be with but not use or sanction the use of force, and at the
the Republicans. The claims of the Democrats same time not undertake to protect Turkey from
rest on more apparent justice. If, as they assert, force used by the Powers. He did not mean that
there has been fraud in the canvass of the votes, so our duty should be inaction under all possible cir-
that Tilden is deprived of his rightful election, the cumstances-as, for instance, if Constantinople
: fraud should be corrected and the right secured, should be threatened; that was a question on which
SThe fraud is denied, it is true, and leading Repub- it was quite unnecessary and wholly unwise to
licans assert that in the ease of Florida, investiga- pledge ourselves now. With regard to the Czar's
tion would increase the majority for Hayes; notde- assurances, though he believed in the Czar's since-
- crease, it.. But the impossibility of making the in- rity, still even the Czar might be compelled to act
vestigations so as to secure the purpose of the elee-, against his personal wishes, and he declined to ac-
tion, the inauguration of a President on the fourth cept any declaration as a guarantee against war.
of March next, renders almost impracticable the The Duke of Argyle made a violent attack on the
claim of. the Democrats, which in an election so Government, and declared his belief that their po-
close, would require aln at every vote to be- tested. licy of never forcing Turkey to comply with their
The evidence taken by Committees of Congress wishes would end in disastrous war.
which it was proposed'itose, was deemed too par- The Earl of Beaconsfield said the Eastern ques-
tial and too loosely taken to be relied on. It may, tion was not alone a question of the amelioration of
Therefore, be the best sense, as well as the best lo- the condition of Christians, but a question of the
gic, to let the returns of; the canvassers conclude, existence of Empires. We must treat it as states
the charges of fraud, when they get beyond the men.
original jurisdiction of the State Courts; but if the The Marquis of Salisbury protested against the
sense and logic be the best, it is lamentable that doctrine that we ought to use coercion against Tur.-
none of the high Commission, lay or judicial, can key. By overthrowing the Ottoman Empire we
admit their weight unless the party to which they would create anarchy. He forcibly proclaimed the
belong benefits by the admission., sympathy of the English Government for the
i Christians in Turkey.

For the Royal Gazette. Inthe House of Commons, the Marquis of Hart-
S T t ington pointed out how the Government had
.THE LIGHT FROM HE BERMUDA LIGHT abandoned the original policy of non-intervention.
HOUSE. It was therefore incumbent on them to show that
Come Mother and see what a beautiful light, they were not responsible for the effusion of blood
In a minute or so it will shine very bright, in Servia during the summer before that policy was
Oh, come to the Window:be ready look on changed. He praised Lord Salisbury for re-estab-
It shines, but how soon all its brightness is gone. fishing a friendly understanding between Russia
I see the light still but it is so very dim and England, and asked what were the Govern-
The oil must be bad or the lamp's out of trim. ment's intentions for the future. He protested
My son that's the light from the light house you see against leaving Russia and Turkey confronting
The lamp is well trimmedand the oil's burning free, each other as they now stood. -
True it goes but from that you have nothing to Sir Stafford Northcote replied that the Govern-
fear ment had from the first maintained two principles,
If you carefully watch it will soon reappear. namely, they were not prepared to use coercion,
You will know bye and bye how that beautiful and desired common, not separate, action. Separ-
light. ate action, particularly by two such Powers as
To many a heart sends a thrill of delight. Russia and Austria, would be suspected. He had
But mother that light cannot cheer, it wont stay, no confidence in the Turkish Constituition, and ridi-
You no sooner look than it darkens away, culed the supposition that the simple proclamation
'Twould be so much better if it would remain of that Constitution, without guarantees, could pro-
And cast all its brightness through our window duce any result. The Government believed all in-
pane, terests demanded the maintenance of peace.
The nights are so dreary, so dull is this room Mr. Gladstone spoke in defence of his conduct
When the sun goes away, it would do for the moon. during the autumn.
-Both houses adopted-the address unanimously.
That light my dear boy is a mariner's guide th hoses adopted the addremoly.
When on through the waters his brave ship doth There seems no longer
glide There seems no longer any hope for the safety
It cheers but it warns him from dangers that near of the Steamer George Wasdhngton. She sailed
And they eagerly watch for the land to appear. fromNew York about the middle of December for
And it is a warning to you and to me St. John's, Newfoundland, via Halifax; she had a
That beautiful light that shines far o'er the sea. number of passengers and a full cargo.
I rf1,_ .2 1.'- 1,441- 'k-- .0-- M__ 1 .r 1_ -

For we are tempest tossed in this vale of tears,
Lifes struggles and cares overwhelm us with fears;
Our Saviour and King is the only true light
To guide and to cheer and to keep us aright,
In the happy possession of Faith, Hope and Love,
Our anchors we'll cast in the Haven above.
Ireland Island.

Rudolf M-eyer, editor of a socialist newspaper in
Berlin, has been sentenced to nine months' im-.
prisonment for publishing a libel on Prince Bis-
m' arck charging him with stockjobbing.

here is also little hope ior the safety of tne
Steamer George Cromwdi, which left New York for
St. John's, Newfoundland, via Halifax, with a nuinm-
ber of passengers, a full cargo, and a large mail,
(Canadian and United States); she had arrived at
Halifax and sailed for St. John's on 3rd
January. The reports in the New York papers
that a boat had been picked up, containing a num-
ber of the crew of the G. C., proves to be without
foundation in truth.

Roumanian papers again, assert that a treaty
has been signed to permit the passage of Russian
troops through Roumania.

JLate from the United State-.
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
from New York, which she left on the afternoon
of the 15th instant, arrived at her wharf in this Town
soon after 8 o'clock yesterdayy morning.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, 1st Officer
Whitter, Mr. Purser Gale, Mr. Miller, Engineer,
and Mr. Harding for files of New York papers of
the afternoon of the 15th.
Gold 1051th.
It is said that a defalcation of $380,000 had been
discovered in the accounts of the War Department
at Washington.
A Bill has been drafted in comformity with the
President's recent special Message with regard to
early specie payment and it is to be laid before the
House of Representatives shortly.
The British Privy Council decides that the Di.
rect Cable Co. cannot land Its cables in Newfound.
as G. Douglass, a clerk in the office of the First
Auditor of the Treasury at Washington, was ar.
rested- on 14th, by a special agent of the Treasury
Department, on a charge of imparting information
to claim agents of the amounts of unclaimed Inter-
est due to various persons holding United State.
bonds ,Douglass was sick in bed at the time of his
arrest and is at his house in charge of an officer.
pondent tinder date February 14, says: *The scona
of Russian royalty now sojourning here with the
Imperial Muscovive fleet, are winding up their stay
with us and will leave in about a week for New
York and other northern cities. They have been
luxuriously feasted and feted on every hand,
and expressed themselves delighted with the civil!-
ties and hospitalities tendered them during their
visit. -
The Maine Legislature has passed a law giving to
persons manufacturing in the State beet sugar raised
from native beets, a bonus of a cent a pound on the
sugar, and an additional bounty of $7,000 a year
for ten years. Maine beets are said to be rich in
The Philadelphia Record is informed that about
1,000,000 pounds of "butterine," formerly known
as olemargarine, have been shipped from that port
during; last month, the greater part of which went
to France, England and Scotland, and some to
Germany and the Netherlands.

LONDON, Feb. 15 -It would appear that Russia
has already decided upon her line of action. The
Servian Diplomatic Agent in Vienna has iutlma.
ted that the Czar on the 24th inst. will order the
moblilization of six more army corps. A later tele-
gram from Vienna says advices from St. Petersburg
Kisheneff and Berlin indicate a decided tendency in
the direction of war. It is asserted that the Csare-
witch has declared that the commencement of war
is imminent.
Has Russia abandoned Servia ?-Servia's appeal
for advice from Russia is still unanswered. The
Russian Consul General declares that he is greatly
embarrassed at the silence of his government. It
ia surmised that the Servians have been abandon-
ed by Russia as the price of Austrian acquiscence
or co-operation in Russia's policy, because if Servia
is quieted the great sause of restlessness among
the Slavs in Hungary would be removed. It is
probable that Russia will not adopt a similar course
towardlMontenegro, but will put her forward as
the champion of the Turkish Christians. It is re-
ported that Karageorgewitch's partizans are intri-
guing. Some demonstration is possible in the
Russia's final Preparaifons..-A correspondent at-
Kisbepeff gives a full account of the mobilization
of the Russian army in a telegram dated Feby, 9.
which has been delayed in transmission. He states-
that the army at Kisheneff, which would first move
against the Turks, numbers 120,000 infantry, 8,000
cavalry and 428 guns. It would be immediately
followed by two corps which are now at Odessa,
making the total of the army of advance 180,00nin
fantry, 12,000 cavalry and 720 guns. The corres..
pondent continues :--" As far as I can ascer- '
tain everything is ready for the army to' take the
field at a moment's notice. A thousand horses
have been bought for the train. The bridge lying
here is capable of passing the whole army over the .
Danube in a day. There are also thirteen enor.'
mous steam launches, large enough to cross the At-
lantic; two large barges, several smaller boats and.
masses of other things, showing that everything is
looked after to the smallest detail. No difficulty
has been experienced in obtaining horses. I a "n
assured that, despite rumors to the contrary mobr.
lization has proceeded so satisfactorily that within
a month four army corps could have crossed' the
Englandto give the Cue.-The Vienna correspond.
ent of the Daily News says :-" It is stated here ona
trustworthy authority that the Powers are disposed
ed to leave England to give the key-note for a rem.
ply to Gortschakoff's circular.-
The Press in Flrance and Germany.-The Court or
Appeal has confirmed the sentence passed on the
Parisian journal Les Driots de 'Bonme. The Left ,
Centre ot tle French Chamber has passed a reso..
lution in favor of the restoration of trial by jury for
press offences, and has instructed its bureau tounite
with those of the other sections of the Left in urging
the government to change the~officials in the Press s-'
Department. .

An Insurrection in Japan,-The correspondent of
the Times at Paris says a telegram has'been re-''
ceived there announcing another insurrection in "
Japan. The Satsuma clans have risen; but it is 1 "' 7
thought that the movement will be easily suppress.
ed, as leading men of the clan disapprove of it. .
Austria. at the Paris Exhibition.-The Lower
House of the Reicharath by a vote of 155 yeas to
87 nays has passed a grant of 600,000 florins to
promote the display of Austrian products in the":
Paris Exhibition of 1878, notwithstanding the re-.
cent adverse decision of the Budget Committee.
Germarny can't be present.--The Berlin Reinckan..
teiger states tOat Germany's determination not to
participate in the Paris Exhibition is irrevocable.,
The state of affairs which has led the government
to decline to take part therein is such as to pre-
clude all possibility of reconsideration.
M. Ristics has left Belgrade for Constantinople.
A special from Pera says the Grand Vizier at a
recent interview, said he was quite sanguine that
peace would be concluded with Servia in three
days after Ristics' arrival.
The British iron screw steamer J. B. Walker,
Captain Dunscomb, arrived at New Haven Friday
afternoon, to take another large cargo of munitions
of war tor the Turkish Government from the Win.
chester Armory to Constantinople. The cargo
which lelt New Haven on Dec. 28, reached Con-
stantinople safely in 31 days. .
All but three of the students who on December
18, St. Nicholas' Day, during service in the Cathe-
dral of Kazan, Russia, made disturbance and un-'
furled a red flag bearing the inscription "'Union
and Liberty," have been sentenced to penal servi-
tude or transportation. The participators in this
demonstration were 11 women and 21 men.
700 live lobsters were sent from Portland, State
of Maine, by the steamship Sardinian on the 28th
January last, for Liverpool. There was a tank of
28 feet long, 8 wide and 3 high, built on her deck
for their accommodation. This tank was supplied
with water pumped from the ocean by a doakey en.,


We were misinformed' last week in the assertion,
that Pilot Brangman, was the only carriedd man in the
crew of the. unfortunate boat Marcella. We subse-
quently learned that Samuel Bassett one of.the crew
was also a married man, with 4 children. The other
three men, 'C. E. Bassett Henry Douglass, and Charles
Wilson, leave parents and many brothers and sisters
to lamen their untimely end.
A SUibeript iofi List'has been left at the Stationery
Store adjoining our Office, in aid of the widows and
orphans of Pilot Brangman and Samuel Bassett, two
of the crewi" of the Boat Maicella who unfortunately
lost their lives in tlie execution of their arduous and
very perilous icuipations of boarding vessels in the
offing, in want or supposed' want, of Pilots, as .related 1
in our issue .of Tuiesdavy last. We shall be most. happy
to receive subscriptions .from those charitably so dis-
posed towards this commendable object.
Lists are also, we are informed, left at the Stores of
C. C. Keane, Esqr., and J7B. Heyle, Esqr., with the
same object. .

St'thfEditor rftUe Roiyal Gazette.
SFERUARY 16, 1877. ':
SIRm-Could you afford me a small space in your
paper to advocate the claims-ofthe Church ofEngland
Temperance Society," a branch of which it is. proposed -.
to establish in Bermuda. Let me place before your
readers first of all the main principles upon which thi N
particular Society is founded. It differs from all 1
others in having two classes of members, non-abstain-.
ers and abstainers, heneq it is truly a Temperance, not
a tee-total Society. It recognizes the possibility of
certain people using wine and similar drinks and not
abusing them, at the same time it provides the antidote
. of total abstinence' for that large number of. men
and women, -to whom, as a sad and undeniable.
experience,- intoxicating drinks are a destroy-
ing snare. : It sets its face against all those cus-
tonis of Society which form the chief temptations:
of these miserable people; it seeks all its strength
from the moral constraints of religion, :and exerts
its power for the g6o',l of humanity at large. It
has taken a deep root in EnIland. it, isspreading
through the Navy and Armiy. In certain parts of Ber-
mruda there are all the elements which tend to induce y
thoughtless men to push the traffic in intoxicating
liquor to that immoral extent to which it has been car-
ried in the great towns in England, againstwhich, with
a mighty cry, the best of the people are rising.'
From my own experience I can mention places in
England where within thlie space of a few hundred yards
there are five or six actual "tippling houses" almost
next door to one another, haunts of the most abandoned
and vicious. This is not the case with any part of Ber-
muda at present, but there are evident signs that in a
very few ears, unless a resistance be mad6, the seeds
of evil which are already planted will develop into as ,
great a curse as that which has fallen upon parts of
En lind. You, Sir, and the readers ofyour paper will "
Ie able to-judge for yourselves whether the'establish-I
ment of a branch of this Society will not be one of the .
best means for the piev.ention of a future great evil,
when. I have set before you the special objects aimed at
by this Society, and I venture to give my decided opin-
ion that it is founded upon principles which render it
fir better adapted to attaining the ends aimed at than
purely teetotal Societies--all honor to them for the
grand deeds they have done--f4r it enlists the aid of
thos-,whose conscinficos not condemning them for those
things which they allow to themselves, desire to stretch
out a helping hand to weaker pnes withoutbeing driven
to the necessity of rejection g that in which they feel
there is no danger to thmf.elves and which they there-
fore use with thankful hearts..
The prospectus of the Society states that its -objects
1. The promotion of habits of temperance.
2. The re~rmatiorn of the intemperate.
3. The removal of causes which lead to intemper-
The special objeeL%.aimed at by The Society are :-,
II.-LEGISLATIVE (See Convocation Reports.
1. Explaining and enforcing the Provisions of the'
Law. ... -
2. The formation of a sound Public Opinion as to the
connection between Intemperance and the unidue facili-t
ties and temptali(ns provided by thle' present pulii-
house system. rc..........
3. The progressive Diminution of the number of
Public-houses and Beer-shops as public opinion may
4. The alteration of the character of "tippling hou-.
ses" by bringing them back to the original 'form of
victuallingg and refreshment houses."
5. The closing of'Public-houses and Beer-shops on
Sunday (except to travellers), and the Limitation of the
hours of Sale on,Week-days, as public opinion may,
permit. -
6, The Dissociation of Music-halls and Dancing
rooms from Public-houses. .
7. TIe strengthening of thie hands of the Magistrates
in the exercise of their power for the Curtailmenit of
Facilities for the Sale of Intoxicating Liquors.
8. The giving to Local Public Opinion its due share,
in conjunction with the existing authorities, in the
granting or refusing of Licenses, and in the Regulation
of Public-houses or Beer-shops. .
9. The Removal of Benefit. Friendly, and Burial
Clubs from Public-houses, and the discouragement of
the Payment of Wages at Public-houses.,
10. the promotion of "British Workman" Public-
houses. Recreation-grounds, and other counteractions
11. The discouragement of the present system of'
"treating" in business and commercial transactions,
and the "footing" custom amongst workmen.
12. The preparation of Lesson Books for, reading*
in the National Schools of the country; With..special.
teaching on the, moral, social, and physical evils re-
sulting from Intemperance. .
13. The dafusion of correct and: reliable information
by Temperance Literature, Tracts, and other publica-
tions; by Sermons, Lectures, and Readings; by Ad-
dresses to Members of the Universities, Theological

Colleges, and Training Colleges for. Teachers; .and al-
so by Missionary efforts in' Prisons, Workhouses, and
other places where the victims of Intemperance are
usually found.
14. The promotion .of union for Special Prayer
throughout the country for the Divine blessing upon
the Temperance Movement. .
15. The establishment of Parochial Temperance So-
eieties, Guilds, and Bands of Hope, based on the prin-
ciple of Total Abstinence, under the superintendence or
with tlip sanction of tlie Parochial Clergy, as the proved
and most effectual human means ofbringing the Inten-,
perate under (lthe teaching and power of the Gospel, and
so setting them free fiom the bondage of their sin; and
of preserving others from the abounding temptations of
the day.
The above gives the general design of the Society'a
work in England : in our own more restricted commu-
nity the objects of the work will ofcourse be proportion-
ately fewer--but what we wish is to commence it in an
earnest CI.ristian spirit, and to work itout unflinchingly
and thoroughly. .1ou, Sir, can greatly help us by giv-
ing notoriety to our proceedings. Speaking in the,
name of those who have pledged themselves to assist in
the work-and I am glad to say there are many already
-we shall feel grateful to you if you will advocate the
cause in your paper, and help us by making known the
places and times of the meetings which we propose to
hold. The subject was to some extent dise ussed on Ash
Wednesday evening at a meeting of the Naval Church
Society held in the Ireland Island School Room imme-
diately after the usual Divine Service, an'd it was then
proposed to hold a meeting7 in the Ireland Island
School Room- at 7"30 p.m. on Wednesday, February..o
28th, of all interested in the temperance movement with
the express object of forming a branch of the Church of
Enu'land Temperance Society. with rules appropriate
to the' locality, and proper officers.
I am, Sir, faithfully yours,
Chaplain of I. M.. Dockyard.
Arnold, the writing-fluid man, has made $1,000,-
000 by itr. That is the sort of ink-come to have.


Tuesday, 20th-Prospect.
Thursday,' 1st-The Ducking Stool.

A letter to the Cologne Gazette from South Rus-
sia reports that the Pice hae been ordered to
hasten the general levy, which will defend the
country and maintain order, but is not liable to
service 'outside of Russian territory. This is
thought to. indicate that the Southern Army will
soon assume the offensive.
GENTS.-lt is said there is not a particle of truth in
the statement recently made that the Spanish Gov-
Aernment is in negotiation with the Cuban 'isur-
gen.ts with a view to grant them autonomy of self.
government. On the contrary, Spain occupies'the
same position as heretofore with regard to the af-
fairs of Cuba, with: no probability whatever 01
changing it.
BIRT H.'- February 14th, at Prince Alfred Terrace
Ireland Island, the WIFE of James. Trimble, Esqr.
Staff Surgeon, Royal Navy, of a DAUGHTER.
.........,-on 19th inst., at .iEolia, the Wife of Ed
Stanley Creek, Capt. 23rd Royal Welsh Fusiliers an(
Major of Brigade Bermuda, of a DAUGHTER.
.........., on the 25th January, at Ramilton, Co. Done-
gal, Ireland, the WIFE of Shuldham Hill, Esqr., R.N.
of a SON.

DIED, at "the Cottage," Somerset, on 13th inst.,
MARY BuRRows, wife of William H. Mayor,, Esqr.,
aged 70 years. .
........., in Sandy's Parish on the 12th instant, after
a very short illness, JACOB S"1IMONS, agdd 59 years;
leaving 5 'children and numerous friends to mourn
their loss.

Suct(mot al.


ANT 015 TOI, i
At 12 o'clock,

On Thursday next,

22nd instant,
20 "BLS. Early Rose


Over.three and a half inches of rain fell in Paget
Parish, between the hours of 9 a.m. of Saturday
and. 9 a.m. of Sunday last; three inches at least
of which fell within 8 hours. The above is perhaps
about the average fall within the same period
throughout the Island.
We have been obligingly favored by our Sport-
ing Correspondent with a very pleasing account of
the Meet at Riddle's Bay on Thursday last, and he
kindly promises to give us occasional contributions
in that way.
gW DR. W. 0. F. BAscoME, Surgeon Dentist,
will visit Somerset, Professionally, every FRIDAY.
Office Hours from 11 am. to 4 p.m.
in our columns. to-day by Mr. C. H. Robinson. It is
on the principle, and of the same shape as the Table
Call Bell, the Bell itself being inside of the Hall
door, the handle on the outside, which being pulled
cOmmunicates with a hammer which strikes the
bell. This arrangement has some advantages over
the .common Hall Bell, as there arc no wires to
break or get out of order.
We are quite willing to aid, as suggested by the
Rev. C. H. Harbord, Chaplain of the Royal Navy,
Ireland Island, in his Communication, which ap-
pears in the Gazette of to-day, .in the establishing a
Branch in these Islands of the "Church of England
Temperance. Society."
AS g We grgret to hear that the hen. vywinds and
rains of Saturday last have done very serious injury
to the crops. A gentleman in one of the upper Par-
ishes, with the means to know, says that more rain
fell on Saturday than at any one time in the past 25
We copy the following by request, from G. W.
Smith & Co's, St. Thomas, W.I., Market and Ship-
ping' List, presuming it may be useful to some of
our commercial readers.
VIA HALIFAx.-Steamers leave Halifax for this
Island as follows :-22nd January, 19th 'February,
19th March, 16th April, 14th May, 11th June, 9th
July, 6th August, 3rd September, 1st October, 29th
October, 26th November, and 24th -December.
Allow from three to four days from New York to
VIA BERMUDA.-Steamers leave New York for
Bermuda :-On 18th January; 15th February, 15th
March, 1.2th April, 10th May, 7th June, 5th July,
2nd August, 30th August, 27th September, 25th
October, 22nd November, and 20th December, ma-
king close connection there with the Mailboat from
Halifax for this port which touches at that Island.
A letter bag is made up in New York Post Office
for this route.
VIAHvANA.-(Enqlish Line.)-A mail is made up
in the New York Post Office between the 25th and
end 'of each month to connect with Steamer leaving
Havana for this Islandifrom the 6th to 8th each
VIA HAvANA.-(French Line.)-Steamers leave
Havana for this Island on or about 22nd to 24th
each month. Allowance of time from New York to
Havana five to six days."- Steamers leave New
York., or Havana frequently, but regularly every
Thursday. '
Correspondence by this line must be put under
cover to parties in Havana. Our Agents there are
Messrs. J. C. BTNHAx & Co., who will. forward
anything entrusted-to their care; but we would
suggest that none but important letters should be
sent by this route as the inward and outward pos-
tage at Havana is excessive.
17 South St., New York, despatch a vessel for this
Island at least once a month. Applicants can readi-
ly learn dates of departure.
this Island for both French and English Windward
Islands on the' 16th, 26th and 28th each month.
For the French Windward Islands. only, on or
about 26th to 28th each month.
A correspondent at Paris summarizes the in-
structions given to the various foreign delegates to
the conference. Gen Ignatieff, he says,was in-
structed tp press three points, viz, the occupation
of Bulgaria by a Russian force, the autonomy of
the Christian provinces, and the disarmament of the
Mohammedans therein. He had the widest dis-
cretionary powers, being even authorized to order
an advance of the Russian Army.
The foregoing was not in cipher, and was con-
sequently known to the Porte. MM. 'De Chandor-
dy and Burgoing, the French representatives, were
instructed not to agree to the occupation of Bul-
garia by any regular army; to concur with any
design "intended to prevent or modify an occupa-
tion so as to render it inoffensive, to try to prevent
any rupture between Russia and England, to main-
tain constant accord with all the neutral powers
and to agree.,to no proposal which would conflict
with the will of Germany. The instructions of
Count Corti, the Italian delegate, were almost iden-
tical with those to the French delegates. Count
Ziehy, the Austrian Ambassador, was instructed
to refuse any proposals for occupation by Austria
in order to be able to oppose Russian occupation;
to join the neutral powers in any proposal designed
to prevent'war) and to sound Baron Von Werther's
decisions as far as possible. Baron Von Werther,
the German Ambassador, was directed to associ-
ate himself with Russia and Austria in all questi-
ons on which they 'agree. The above are the open,
as distinguished from the secret, instructions to the

Ntwiy Fit
sold Chcap

ted and in excellent order. Will be
p for Cash. Apply to
Harness and Carri ige Establishment,
lci I Street.

IlamiltUon, Feby. 20, 1877.-2

Something New.

th ro ug

Very Chap,.
P testI Door Bells,
quiring no Virea--Sound c,.n be heard
,h any louse, to be seen and'for
ale at

Front Street, Hamilton.
P.S.-Purchasers can have them put on their
Iouse Poors in any part- of the island free of
Febrcharge. y 20h, 1877.-
February 20th, 1877.-4

Notice to Importers.

A First Class

Will be despatched from New York
for this Port

On 1st March,
Taking Freight at FORTY CENTS- per Dry
ENGAGE MENT IST for Freight open at
the Office, of the Undersigned, and will be for-
warded by Steamer sailing Thursdiy next.
Hamilton, Feby; 19th, 1877.

A Small Consignment of

Peruvian Guano.o,
At a Very Low Price, for Cash only.
February 12, 1877.-2 3p

Dunscomb & Frith,

To Consigners of
PIR O 10 15 D V,
To above address I beg to offer my services in
facilitating Shipments, &c., as heretofore.
IH niltoti, Feb. 13, 1877.-6 3r)

A I/ Rare Chance.

AFine Two Sory Dwelling House
I-t Mhe Towne of HSaweilfon

'ew York .Mail Steamer.

T'he Steamer

CAPT. 1.IDI)100\IT,
Will leave hence for New York

On Thursday next,
22nd instant, At I !'. M.
ALL .IAILS close at Post Office at 10 a mn
Specie and l Parcels received until 6 p.m. Wed-
nesday, 2lst.
Produce and Freight received until 10 a.m.
Thursday, 22nd, and Hills of Lading signed uti-
ti1 1 a.nm.
Passengers respectfully notified that the Stage
will be removed at 12,30 p.m. 22nd inst.
Ilolders of Return Tickets are request ed to
present them to t'.is Agency prior to the ship's
leaving for endorsement.
Sufferance \\ warehouse to be cleared on Sat-
urday, 24th. Consignees are requested to pay
their freight by that date.
TROTT & Cox,

West Front. Street, Fel y. 20, 1877.-1


20 Boxes SOAP, 1-lb. Bars
25 Reams Wrapping PAPER
20 Boxes RAISINS
5 Barrels Navy BREAD
10 Dozen Tins CHERRIES
5 Barrels FLOUR 3 Tierces CODFISH
1 Barrel PORK.
25 Drums CODFISH,
Now being received from HIalifax via New

-1 Milch COW
1 Milch GOAT.
Hamilton, February 19th, 1877.
Strangers visiting

the Bermudas
The Large, varied and Select Stock of
'Bermuda Cedar, Palmetto, Straw,
Shell and other WORK, at
Front Street, Hamilton.
Bermuda HONEY and Cedarberry SYRUP
Bermuda ARROWROOT in any size Packages
February 19th, 1877.-1

A For Sale,
S A Comfortable Four-seated


T HE Public are hereby notified
that the SERVICES will he conducted
as usual at the l. M. E. PLACE OF WO)R-
SHIIP from date hereof, the Minister appointed
to Bermuda having arrived by Steamer of yes.
terday's date.
By order of the Trustee Board,
Hamilton, Fely 20th, 1877.-Ipd

IVo Iice~

Tro GroweiI s and Owners,
N consequence of the great increase in ship-
ments of Produce to New York since the
season of 1874 we deem it necessary to -give
notice, that we '.rc ready to give our personal
attention as usual to) all Shipments of Bermuda
Produce for New York made through us but with.
out being responsiiAl for the not proceeds until
paid to our order in New York, which will be
given to the New York Consignees for Sale,
by each vessel tran-ponting a shipment.
When necessary to order Specie in return for
any shipment it will be insured at the expense
of the Owners interested, and Owners will
clearly understand that all the dangers of tran-
sport are borne-by them.

Hamilton, rmuda, June, 3p.
January 9, 1877. to 30th June, 3p.

For Sale,
very good Halijax built

With reversible -backseat, sou-id aril in good
condition, with Lamps, Carriage Jack and
Stable Implemen ts.
Jl Hunting Saddle and Bridle.
For reference appl) at -the Royal Gazette'
Office. .
February 19, 1877.

To be SoI, .

A handsome Dark Brown

Very Quiet to ride and drive
14 hands I,
And a Set of Black Leather- BRIEAST IIAR-
N ESS (single) for the above, in thorough good
For further particulars apply to
February 19.h, 1b77.


'1The Two Story

Dwelling I louse
N\ow occupied by the undersigned, at the Cor-
ner of Church and Blurnaby Streets, opposite
the Bishop's Lodge, I- FOR SALE. If not With S
disposed of by private sale by Thorsday, 20th C(HORS.
A of March next, will then be sold by A action. IAppl) to
hlamilton, Feby. 20, 1877. H iamilton, No

For Sale.


243 Tons
aILS, b OATS, .A-.
and CHAINS, &c., &c.

v. 7tlh.-cont. 3p tf.

r*.. ,_.-':.,r

Re .

Commissariat ORfice,
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 19th Feby., 1877.
will be received at above, Office until 12
o'clock, Noon, of

The 26th instant,,
From Persons desirous of
lentinag Letting_ ,o.' 9
Situated in Devonshire Pa ri -,. .c ii i s' about
6 Acres 2 Roods :-J P-rch-s.
Possession can be obtained on Ist March
Forms of Tender and all further information
can be obtained at this Office.
serves the right of rejecting any or all the Ten-
Tenders must-be addressed to the DISTRICT
COMMISSARY GENERAL, and marked outside
"Tender for No. 29 Letting."
A. C. G.,
District Commissary General

Under the Distinguishel lPatronago of His Ex-

c. [.

* #cPOSCOp)e and iels
S U B J E ,


"g The~

Colonist copy.


SSAMARIA, will Celebrate their First An-
niversary on

The 21st instant.
Members are requested to meet at the Lodge
Room at 9 a.m., and to leave there at 10"30
a.m. for St. John's Church, Pembroke, where
a SERMON will be Preached by the Rev. 1MARK
JAMES; Rector of Pembroke and Devonshire.
A COLLECTION will be made in aid of the
Funds. After which they will adjourn to the
ODD-FELLOWS' HALL, in this Town, where the
Proceedings of the past year and the General
Business of the Society will be gone through
and suitable Addresses delivered.
it SISTER LODGES are respectfully in-
By Order,
D. of R.
Hamilton, Feby. 12th, 1877.*

A Cook Wanted ::
Sly a Family residing in the Town: of llHamilton.
February 20, 18-7.

f e laimned Letters.
Jane Alford, Thos Adamp, H .( Aitchison, T P
Anderson, W 0 F Bascome, Maryanne.Be(ori, Dora
Bean, Mrs Wm Canton, e13r.j Cole, R J. P Darrell,
Wm H Darrell, George Darrell, Thos, Dickins 'ri,
Ellen 'Dickinsori, N J B Davis, Theos i)Dl, \ J
Franklin,. G A Fagerberg, Alex J Frith, P L de
Mony Gray, Martha George, W.B Hill, 0 ..Hollis,
Miss J E Huett, A Jones, T J Janms, T J Light--
bourn, Hy J Lloyd, 'Alex Logan, J F Mederinci .
John Morrow, Rev. R Millir, T M cCali., W H .
Nearon, Jane Ou'eil-ridgr, G Oakley, MissM E .
Oaterbidie, Stowe Oulerbri' ', .,iss R OnJdnv,
.las Page, "lanue[l Perry, J J Rik-y S D l,-t-inson, ..
Helen Robinson, Chas RIt Rogers, George Robin;son, ,
James Rulisar, J Silva, Jas L Smith, Ann Smith,
B W, Smith, Gpeo C Spencer, Sophia hellock, Ern.
glesbe Stovel, Win A Sear.Lps, Secretary of Scho .
Trustees, Rachadl Storde, G W Thompson, Joseph
Trott, Lizzie Jane P 'ucker, Willie' Tucker, J if
Upton, Frai.cis Vickers, John Virgin, Mrs A; R
Wailinil..n.I, Mrs 0 Wtlington, Wm Wilkinson,
Rich Wi'son, Nath Wilsn, Lydia Wellman, Mrs
Jane White, Fred Wilson, Julius Wood, Miss E
Wilks6n, Christiana Williams, Helena Williams,
Post Office, Hamilton, February 19, 1877.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, Unite! States a.nd,'
Dominion of Canada, per St,'an the Post Office, Han.ilton, ON THURSDAY NEXT..
at ten a.m. Letters by the Forenoon ri1ils will be
in tim'.
FICE, ST. GEORGES, 19th February, 1877.
Thomas D Bnrch, Mr Baianes, l]er:rv Cooperi.
Private W Cockson, DI nice 3 Davy s, John Evar,,-
John 13enjamin Fox, Cblarl s Fox, Mrs iH. ,j nm
Fox, Mingo Jones, Mary' Li.i bo r-e, EIlwtrd J.
Lon, Michae) Meyere, Fr( d Olr(, A (C Robertson,
John.Smith, Eliz:iheth Smith, Juoeph Stone, Mar-
garet Simmons, C'atherino Smit n, Mrs WmrnSmith.
Ann Smith, Edwaid Thompson, Perient Trott,
Julia Taylor, Samuel Tucker, 11 U ptor, Robert
White, Edward Walsh, Heze'kial Wales.

A Lecture on the above subject, with Iliustra.
tiois, the us,. of the Microscope, and with spe-
cial reference to Bermudian Natural '.j. :i, will
he Delivered iii the

Mechaics' .1 all',

Evening, 1st March,
Y DO TO. A: .L, IN
Late Medical Superintendent of Lunatic Asy-
lum, Washington City, U.S.A.
D)OORS open at half past 7 o'clock. Lec-
ture to begin at 8 o'clock.
TIClKETS-Reserved Seats 2/. .Unreserved
Seats I. '
To be had at the Tower" and at the Door
on the evening of Lecture.
HIamilton, Feby. 17, 1677.-2

By His Excellency Major General JOHN'
GoAve,nor, Conmo/nder-in-Chief,
Vice Admiral and Orlinary, in
and over these Islands, ~,c., 8."c.;

has prayed for Administration on the-'
Estate of ELIZA SUSAN IFR ITI, "late of
Wari ick Parish in these Islands, deceased.
This is therefore to give notice, that if any.
Person or Persons can shew any just' Cause wlhy
. the said Administration should not .le granted
unto the said ENOCfI M'ATSON Fl1TH, he,
she, or they are to file his, her, or their C: veat
in writing, in the Secretary's Office of these hs-
lands within Fifu en days from the publication.
hereof, otherwise the said, Admi'nistration ip ill be
granted accordingly. '
Colonial Secretary..
Daled at the Secretarv's Office, )
this 19th day of Feby., 1877 .. pd


The Barque



,-.------~ _______________________________________________

1 37,3
(Continued from Gazette" (fI 30th1 January.)
In the TI.rlnd of Barbados, early in the year, a
'unfortunate difference, respecting certain propose
tions made to the HIonse of Assembly by their neu
Governor, Mr. J. Pope Hennessy, C.M.G., respectin;
his administration of the affairs of the Windward Is
lands, arose between His Excellency and the House c
Assembly, in addresses presented to the House o
14th January and 1st February. In the former,
says the House of Assembly in their reply, which
is an able, temperate and dignified document
"Your Excellency invites the attention of the lHous
to the following paragraph in the Speech which
Your Excellency was pleased to deliver to bot
branches of the Legislature on meeting them in nei
Session on the 23rd November last" :-' As Gover
nor-in-Chief I shall have to ask you to consider, i:
addition to the Tariff question affecting the trad
with our sister Islands, which the Finance Commit
tee of the late Assembly was dealing with, som
plans by which I hope to render more efficient cer
tain departments of the general administration o
the Windward Islands.' The 'Governor remind
the House of the responsibility which rests on th
Governor of Barbados, as Commander-in-Chief in
conducting the administration of the Windward Is
lands generally, for the proper conduct of which h
alone is responsible to THer Majesty's Government
and expresses his confidence that the House will se
that he cannot efficiently discharge the onerous du
ties incident to his position unless certain change
are made, which are set out in the six following
propositions :-
I-" That the Auditor of Barbados should be ap
pointed Auditor General of the Windward Islands
his salary and clerical staff being increased, sue]
additional expense to fall entirely on the other Is
II-" That the power of transporting prisoner
from Barbados to the other Islands, and of receive
ing prisoners from the other Islands here, should b
secured to the Governor-in-Chief."
III-"That the new Lunatic Asylum her.
should also be open for the reception of Lunatic
from the other Islands."
IV-" That a similar arrangement should be made
about a common Lazaretto."
V-" That there should be a Chief Justice of the
Windward Islands, and a remodelling of the Ju
dicial system based on the necessity of centralizing
it in Barbados."
VI--" That there should be a police force for the
windward Islands."
The Governor concludes his message with re
marking:-",If the House should concur in the
Governor's views respecting these six points, it wil
be necessary to determine on the machinery for
carrying them into effect; and on this subject the
Governor will be happy to co-operate with the
House in any way most convenient to the pabli
interests, but as these questions affect the other Is.
lands of the Government as well as Barbados, i
would be necestary that they should be taken int(
consideration, and that in the proposed machinery
they should be duly represented."
The House after carefully considering, replied ai
length to all the propositions; in which reply are
the following paragraphs:-
The House of Assembly wish especially to
bring before Your Excellency that they have no in.
tention to consent to become one of a political Fed.
eration of Islands, in any shape or upon any condi.
tions incident to such a federation-or to merge the
independent separate Legislature of this Island
whether for local or general purposes of legislation
in a Federal Legislature whether such Federation
or Federative Legislature already exist or are to be
brought into existence."
"Neither have the House of Assembly as the
Representatives of the people of Barbados any in-
tention or wish to surrender, or in any way modify
the form of Government which has been enjoyed by
this Colony for upwards of two centuries, consist-
ing in part of a House of Assembly, elected by
the taxpayers enjoying the elective Franchise and
a Council nominated by the Crown in the exercise
of the Prerogative."
Four members bf the Assembly were with the
Governor, and an attempt was made to introduce a
bill to carry out the Governor's proposals, which
were in obedience with his instructions from the
Secretary of State. The propositions made to the
Assembly caused the greatest excitement and the
whole Island was convulsed with the agitation of a
scheme to which almost all the inhabitants were op-
posed, because they saw no advantage to be derived
from it, and much danger likely to ensure from its
On the 3rd March the Governor convened the
Council and Assembly to hear a despatch read from
the Secretary of State on the subject of confedera-
tion, and a new commission which authorized him
to appoint Executive Council of three officials to be
his advisers in all matters relating to the adminis-
tration of affairs, who were to be ex-officio members
of the Legislative Council and to take precedence
of the old members. The commandant of the
troops was appointed senior member of the Execu-
tive Council with the Colonial Secretary and the
Attorney General-who took their seats at the
Board. After some preliminary remarks His Ex-
cellency drew attention to the despatches of Lord
Carnarvon and Lord Kimberley, which expressed
the views of the Colonial Office with regard to the
confederation of the Windward Islands. Their
views were the same, and they agreed in looking

ultimately to the confederation of the Windward
and Leeward Islands in one group which would
add to the importance and strength of the confed-
eracy. Yet for the present that was not in contem-
plation. Lord Carnarvon was willing to confine his
scheme to the confederation of the Windward Is-
lands and had consented to adopt Mr. Hennessy's
six points as the basis of the confederation without
interfering with the Council and Assembly of Bar-
bados who would continue to retain in their hands
the control of the Treasury and of the Revenue and
Expenditure. But the proposal was conditional
on thlie free acceptance of it by the Legislature and
people of Barbados. It was not the wish nor in-
tention of the Colonial Minister to coerce the Le-
gislature and people of Barbados into the adoption
of his views. IHe recommended the scheme as
likely to be for the better government of Barbados
anU. the other Islands, but it was left to Barbados,
as it had been left to Grenada and the other Is.
lands to accept it or not as they pleased, and if they
necepted it to carry it out by their own deliberate
In answer to the reply of the Assembly, the
Governor said:-
"I thank you for your address in which you re- so many question s of local interest and ex-
plain your views on Confederation. Though I
ro euot concur in all you say as to the social and
political condition of .Darbados, I have noticed with
pleasure the important statement you now make as
to the future of that question which the Earl of
Kimberley and the Earl of Carnarvon have put be-
fore you--the question of Confederation. You say :
'Possibly in the far or near future, the object
which the Secretary of State thinks may not be
effected by means of legislative enactments may
come about by the initiative buing taken by the
colonists themselves most interested in the issue.
At any rate the house (of Assembly have no doubt
that whenever Confederati, n is to be a success it
must be brought about in the manner and by the
process thVy have ventured to point to.'
From the official and trutworthy sources of in-
formation at my disposal, I know that you are
right in your cautious anticipations, both as to the

p.);s-.ibl near -Inro of Confede(lrati:n, an. a3s o
the fact that it will come about by the initiative of
the people tl-enu'elves.
This is indeed substan-atiilly what the Secretary
n of State desires and what I recommended in my re-
- cent speech.
w ilis Lordship has not pressed for immediate en-
a actments, or for anything inconsistent with the
- spontaneous initiative of the various Colonies con-
)f cerned.
n L..i..-l:itive enactments will of course follow the
constitutional expression of public opinion, public
h opinion matured, not by agitation, but by dispas-
t, sionate reflection and the operation of time."
; Mr. Hennessy in one of his despatches shewed
11 that the principle of confederation had been already
h successfully applied to the Windward Islands, in as
w much as the military, ecclesiastical, educational,
- judicial, commercial and banking systems have
a their headquarters at Barbados. And in a despatch
e to the Secretary of State laid before the House of
- Assembly, the Governor expresses his determination
o to carry out their Lordship's instructions, what-
- ever they may be, though they are aware of my
f earnest personal disposition to preserve rather than
s destroy the political institutions of Barbados."
e Taking advantage of the disturbed state of the
n Island in consequence of the excitement in respect
- to confederation, evil minded persons went about
e amongst the labouring people filling their minds
t, with false impressions with regard to the misunder-
e standing between the Governor and the Assembly,
- stating that the trouble arose out of the heavy
s taxes levied on them, the restrictions of the fran-
g chise, and even the treatment of prisoners in the
gaols, that the harsh treatment they were subjected
- to was contrary to the wishes of the Secretary of
i, State, and that the blame was chargeable on the
h Legislature of the Island. They were also led to
. believe that the Governor had instructions from
home that the property in the Island was intended
s to be divided among the people, each one getting a
. share, but that the property owners opposed the
e division. So infatuated had become the labouring
classes with the fancied bright prospects in store for
e them, that they assembled in bands of armed men
s and women and commenced sacking some of the
plantations in the Parishes of St. Peter, St. Joseph,
e St. John, St. Thomas St. George and St. Michael, on
the night of the 28th March, carrying off the cattle
e and provisions, and in some instances firing the
- Estates. In the resistance made by the owners of
3 the property and their friends, several gentlemen
were seriously injured, and one labourer shot. The
e police were powerless to restrain them in their law-
lessness, so the military were called to their assist-
ance. Much mischief was caused before order was
0 restored, a very large number of persons were ar-
1 rested and lodged in goal. The prisons were full.
r Delegates appointed by the people to represent to
e the Earl of Carnarvon the unsettled and political
e state of the island, left for England on 31st March.
o On 25th April, a deputation of the West India Coinm-
. mittee waited on Lord Carnarvon, and urged the
t recall of Governor Hennessy from Barbados. Lord
0 Carnarvon replied, that no such action would be
taken without evidence. He pointed to intelligence
which showed that Governor Hennessy had mani-
fested a disposition to meet the difficulties boldly.
t The delegation might rest assured that no pains
e would be spared to ascertain the real facts and re-
store tranquility.
An Association was gotten up in Barbados called
- the Defence Association, whose object was the main-
- tenance of the constitutional liberties of the people
of Barbados and the protection of their interests.
It embraced a very large number of men of influ-
I ence. Soon after its formation an important tele-
gram was received by them from the West India
Committee in London, in favor of anti-confederation,
which was said to be productive of general rejoic-
ings. This of course was but adding fuel to the
flame already ignited.
A motion was made in the House of Assembly
for an address to the Queen for the removal of Gov-
ernor Hennessy and his chief advisers from Barba-
dos, on account of the excitement prevailing in the
country, and the danger of adding to it by the dis-
cussion of a political question of such a nature at
that moment. The Governor remonstrated with
the House and the Assembly adjourned the debate.
The Governor issued a Proclamation charging the
Press and the Defence Association with fomenting
the disturbances by spreading false rumours of the
Governor giving his countenance to the rioters and
authorising them to plunder the estates, and direct-
ing the prosecution of "persons circulating such
seditious and eminently pernicious libels."
S The Defence Association issued an indignant de-
Snial of the charge in co-operation with the press,
throwing the blame on those who professed them-
selves confederates of the Governor's party. The
SAssociation and Press united to expose and check
* the madness which had taken possession of a large
number amongst the lowest of the population, and
pointed out by whom it was fostered.
On 26th May, the Bishop of Barbados and all the
Clergy in Barbados, addressed a document to the
Secretary of State in which they recorded the facts
in relation to the outbreak, in which they state that
the open plundering and cruel destruction of ani-
mals for days together, was not owing to want or
suffering among the people; that provisions were
cheaper than they had been for years, but from the
general belief, which had somehow got possession
of their minds, that the land and other property of
the proprietors had been awarded to them by the
Queen at the instance of the Governor, and was
unlawfully kept back by the white, colored and res-
pectable black proprietors against whom there was
a feeling of intense bitterness and hostility.

For some time the Governor and the Legislature
were at loggerheads respecting the formation of a
Court to try the accused in the recent riots. The
Governor communicated with the Secretary of State
to obtain his sanction for the appointment of a
special commission to consist of the Chief Justice
of Barbados and two other judges from the Circuit
Court of the Windward Islands. Lord Carnarvon
consented to the proposal and directed the Governor
to get an Act passed by the Legislature to that ef-
fect. The Assemblypassed an Act for the purpose, to
which the Council objected, as a breach of the prero-
gative of the Crown to appoint the judges. Here a
controversy arose between the Council and Assem-
bly, whih lasted six weeks, as to the prerogative of
the Crown, in the appointment of the judges. At
the end of which time it was discovered that there
was no course open but to leave the prisoners to be
tried at the Court of Grand Sessions 7th August
which is limited to 10 days, not admitting of time
to try the numerous cases. 'A Bill was passed to
prolong t.he Session for six weeks. The Council re-
jected it as unnecessary. The Governor again ap-
plied to Lord Carnarvon, suggesting as a means of
healing the differences that a judge should be sent
out from England. Chief Justice Packer, a native
of Barbados, very highly spoken of as a sound and
conscientious lawyer, seeing the difficulties in the
way of the appointment of another judge during
his tenure of office, to avoid further litigation or
impediment asked for and obtained leave of absence.
Mr. Lushington Phillips, sent from England for
the purpose of trying the rioters, arrived in Barba-
dos, and immediately set to work, and after a pains-
taking investigation terminated his work on the
18th October. Of 130 cases about one half were
brought before him. They received various pun-
ishments, some who were merely present at the
riots were discharged, having been in prison 5
months; the ring' leaders were severely punished.
One, Morris, who was charged with abusing the
Governor's name and inducing the labouring classes
to strike work and join the rioters was sentenced to
2 years' imprisonment, but subsequently admitted
to bail. 1

Ia inmli..takable langngi, the J.Ti-le, on the ter-
mination of the business of the Court, eondlimned
the partiality of the Grand Jury in refusing to find
Lills against those indicted for using firearms dur-
ing the riots, in one case at least with fatal effect;
and he expressed his dissent from the verdict in the
Morris case; the killing of Braithwaite was prima
facie, deliberate murder. but the Grand Jury refus-
ed to submit it to a petit jury for trial.
In the reply of the Grand Jury to His Honor's
address, we find the following extraordinary para-
graphs, extraordinary when we take into account
the conduct of the Grand Jury during the trials: -
On the other hand we quite agree with your
Honor, that the ringleaders ought to receive a les-
son that, in no place, where English rule prevails,
will violence and rioting be allowed, and that
life and property are sacred in the eye of thelaw."
"We heartily agree with your Honor in opinion
that most of these cases might have been easily dis-
posed of by the Magistrates in the various districts
in which the offences were committed; and we fur-
ther maintain that the most serious cases might have
been properly dealt with at the August Sessions.
Had such a wise and judicious course been adopted
your Honor would have been saved the trouble
and annoyance of coming across the water, and the
festering sore so long kept open, and acting most
injuriously on the minds of the entire community,
would long ere this have been effectually healed."
The results of those trials, in connection with the
inexplicable conduct of the Grand Jury must have
had the effect of damaging the good opinion for-
merly entertained in England of the Barbadians, if
nothing else that occurred during Mr. Hennessy's
administration had destroyed that good opinion.
The Legislature of Barbados closed its Session on
the 22nd November, 1876, just one year from the
date of Mr. Hennessy's meeting them in new Ses-
sion, November 23rd, 1875. In the Governor's
closing Speech, His Excellency informed the Coun-
cil and Assembly of his appointment to Hong Kong.
The tone of His Excellency's Speech was courteous
and congratulatory. The Council could scarce
find words to express their admiration of His Ex-
cellency and their high appreciation of his services
to the colony; whilst the Assembly confined them-
selves to an acknowledgement of the bounties of
providence, and the expression of their wishes that
His Excellency might have a safe and prosperous
voyage to Hong Kong. His Excellency left for
England on the 1st December.
the new Governor, Captain Strahan, arrived in
Barbados on 20th December.
The offiliation to the University of Codrington
College having been effected, the honorary degree
of M.A. had been conferred on several gentlemen
who are old graduates of Codrington.

AR ewar of30O
ILL be paid to any one (not the actual
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.
Hamilton, November 20, 1876.




Nov. 13, lt76.

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Reid Street, West of' Royal Gazette" Office.
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\\ill Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Ilamilton, October 26ih, 1876.


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i'iva'efe io i r' Lo'gi#
Ltidies and CGentlemen,
was. U. A. PWwmAm,
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#jr I'ut% u Iv ttt ) N.A. I'#UT ItFPIELD,
lhas just returned from New York ianilton, epte.mbr 9th, 5. Agt.
where lie has perfected himself in the art of

Ail .if-rs his services to the Pub]lic in that
(;ap'awity; and heing thankful for past favors,
sl!i(its a continuance of s(-upport 'roii his l.tec
p Itruis ; and the I'ublic generally are invited to
'a:i!l nd examine \Vo:'k dollne by I,ini.
fHe has opened a ,Shop in lurnaby Street near
Church, under the Ph'loto!graph Gallery of Mr.
J.,1iN (ROGAN, Jc'.

L3 AN A'ItPRIN I'ICE, wanted for the
above Business.
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Notice of IRemoval.

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And may be consulted there in Kent St,
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