BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No, 30.-Vol. L. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUAS. 24s per Ann
amilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, .July 04, 1877.
WILL BE SOLD,
AT PUBLIC AUCTION,
On the Premises, at 12 o'clock,
THE VERY VALUABLE
House & Lot,
On Reid Street, owned by Samuel T. White,
Esqr., fronting 46 feet by 96 feet in depth.
This Property is unencumbered, title perfect,
and can be seen at any time on application to
SAMUEL A. MASTERS,
Hamilton, 16th July, 1877.-3
Ex. Schr. "M. D. Haskell,"
DRUMS Extra Large CODFISH
t Do. DO._
I Do. DO. (not shredded)
Bis., & lIf. Bls. A No. 1 MACKEREL
Cases Cooked Corn BEEF
Boxes Labrador HE R RING
Hialabut FINS, j Bls.
Choice Sugar Cured HAMS
XXXX Family FLOUR
SOAP'S of all descriptions;
Choice Goschen BUTTER
Family Mess P0ORK in Bis. and Half Bis.
Pickled IIERRING in Bls. and Hlalf Bis.
-CORN, BRAN, OATS, 11AY, POTATOES
TEAS, &c., &c. No Blue Glass.
G. W. CASTNER.
Hamilton, 16th July, 1877.-2
New Goods New Goods
From London direct by the i' lor-
ence" and by the Mail Steamer Beta" via
At the Old Stand of the late T'Ho-
MAS J. GILBERT, Esqr.,
Opposite the Cricket Ground,
A well and carefully selected Assortment of
HJLTS, BOOTS, SHOES, 4'c.
Somerset, July 17th, 1877.-4
By His Honor Colonel WILLIAM
L/1WTIE MORRISON, R.E.,
Acting Governor, Commander-in-
Chief, Vice Admiral and Ordinary,
in and over these Islands, tyc., 8c.,
WHEREAS OTHNIEL ANGLIM GIL-
BERT has prayed for Administration
on the Estate of DANIEL EPHRAIM GIL-
BERT late of Paget Parish in these Islands, de-
This is therefore to give notice, that if any
Person or Persons can show any just Cause why
the said Administration should not be granted
unto the said OTHNIEL ANGLIM GILBERT
he, she, or they are to file his, her, or their Cve.
,iat in writing, in the Secretary's Office of these
Islands within Fifteen days from the publication
hereof, otherwise the said Administration will be
Dated at the Secretary's Office,
this 16th day of July, 1877.
BERMUDA, Alias 1
By His Honor Colonel WILLIAM LA.W-
TIE MORRIS ON, R.E., Acting
Governor, Commander-in- Chief,
Vice Admiral and Ordinary in and
over these Islands, &c., jfc., t8c.
WHEREAS WILLIJM JOHNJ1DCOCK
has prayed for Administration on the
Estate of WILLIAM .JDCOCK, late of Pem-
broke Parish, in these Islands, Warder, deceased.
This is therefore to give notice, that if any
Person or Persons can show any just cause why
the said Administration should not be granted
unto the said WILLIAM JOHN ADCOCK
he, she, or they, are to file his, her or their
Caveat in writing in the Secretary's Office of
these islands within Fifteen days from the
publication hereof, otherwise the said Adminis-
Iration will be granted accordingly.
Dated at the Secretary's Office, C
this 10th day of July, 1877. < 2
I fENDERS will be received by
the Subscriber up to
The 1st day of August next,
For the Purchase of the Under-
Belonging to the Estate of the late Richard
Fowle Burrows, Esqr., deceased.
No 1.-DWELLING HOUSE and
about 7 acres of Lan(i in Sandy's Parish occupi-
ed by the late Ma. BURROWS up to the time of
No. 2.-DWELLING HOUSE and
about 4 and I Acres of Land in Sandy's Parish,
now in the occupation of George Bean.
The Subscriber will not bind himself to ac-
cept the highest or any Tender, if in his es-
timation the offers are unreasonably low.
JOHN F. BURROWS,
Hamilton, 16th July, 1877.
Offers for Sale, at his Store,
About 800 Bushels of
Turks' Island Salt.
Cheap for Cash.
A. R. THOMPSON.
Nos. 3 and 5, Queen Street, Hamilton.
July 17th, 1877.-3
A Consignment per Sir G. F.
Will be sold by the Barrel, of 3 dozen each,
At 10s. per dozen,
To close Sales.
Burnaby St., Hamilton, July 16, 1877.
Ex Brigt. Rover' from Barbados,
100 BIs. Muscovado
10 Casks MOLASSES
50 BIs. Sweet POTATOES.
For Sale by
S. S. INGHAM & CO,
July 10th, 1877.*
Teneriffe Onion Seed.
@THE Undersigned has assumed
thLe Agency of the late MR. JOIlN D.
And expects to receive the usual Supply of that
Article in September next.
L Parties whose names have been on Mr.
Bell's List for a considerable period, will please
inform the Undersigned if they wish to continue
List for coming Season open at Office of
S. S. INGHAM & CO.
Hamilton, April 14th, 1877,
In the Town of Hamilton, a Com-
fortable and Conveniently Situated
S DWELLING HOUSE,
Comprising Eight Rooms, including Four
Bed Rooms, situated on Pailiament Street,
near the Police Office .
Please apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
June 26th, 1877.
Notice of Removal.
MR. ALFRED JORDAN,
Has Removed to St. Georges,
And may be consulted there in Kent St.
daily, between 9 a.m. and 5 o'clock.
October 10, 1876.
'rT HE REV. DR. FOGGO will give
three LECTURES on SHAKSPEARE,
on the Evenings of
Thursday, July 19th,
July 26th and dugust 2nd,
At 8 o'clock,
In the Building of C. RH. obinson,
Entrance on Reid Street, East of Tower Store.
1. Shakspeare, Life and Writings
2. Tragedy in Shakspeare
3. Comedy in Shakspeare
Tickets for the Course, in the Seats Reserved
Single Ticket 1/6.
To be had at the Stationary Store adjoining
Royal Gazette" Office.
Proceeds to be devoted to Religious and Chari-
July 9, 1877.
The Undersigned Offer
[ihds. Tieices and Barrels
Choice S~ U G .7 &,
Sacks CHA ,COAL .
Ex Rover," from Demerara.
ALSO, IN STORE,
COtN and Bit \N
& Rosendale CEMENTS
Their usual SFock of
CHOI CE LUMBE R
For CASHl only.
S. S. INGHUAM & CO.
Hamilton, 26th June, 1877.
^p Boots & Shoes.
XT T RE 10L 1 'TAND,
A Large Assortment of Ladies',
Gents'. Misses', Boys' and Children's
Of the latest Styles and of the best quality,
Suitable for the Season.
All down at bottom Prices
Hamilton, June 12th, 1877.
for the CASH only.
47 Fro it Street,
Under the VICTORIA HOTEL,
GREJIT 3AD GRAAD
Hamilton Clothing Emporium.
CLOTHING for Men
CLOTHING for Youths
CLOTHING for Boys
CLOTHING for Children
CLOTHING in great Variety
Gentlemen's White SHIRTS-a long variety--
at prices ranging from 2/0 and 3/11, up.
Gentlemen's' Oxford SUilRTS, from 4s. up
Men's Working S iIRTS from I/l and 1/6 up.
The Hamilton Clothing Emporium will repay
Further Reduction in the prices of Clothing
at the Emporium.
American straw .'IATS are all the rage,-we
are clearing them. out at Cost
English Elastic Side lIOOTS are selling from
4/6 per pair upward, at the Emporium.
In consequence of a recent Consignment of 10
Cases CLOTHING), II ATlS, and BOOTS, ex
"Alpha," and also 3 Cases, I Cask, and 15
Packages, just received per "Reullura," from
London, we have prolonged the Clearance
Sale," and have made a further reduction in
The Emporium must be Closed The
Stock must be Cleared
June 25, 1877.
PEr, DESK, and POCKET
A Variety of the above by the SIR GEORGE
At the Royal Gazette" Stationery Store.
Hamilton, June 26, 1877.
Efdward f. SmiFh, Esqr.,
W HO has recently left Bermu-
da has placed in my hands a Power of
Attorney with instructions to collect all D)EBTS
owing to him, and I hereby notify all Persons
INDEBTED to the said Edward II. Smith
to make PAYMENT to me of their several
Debts on or before the 31st July Instant.
S17h July, 1877.-3
A LL Persons found TRES-
PASSING on the OLIV: HILL LANDS
at Pirts' Bay, now under Cultivation by Mt.
HENRY 1). SMITH, will be Prosecuted to the
full extent of the Law.
SAMUEL A. MASTERS.
July 9th, 1877.-3
A thL Persons having just DEMANDS against
the Estate of the late Worshipful JOSEPH
D. EVANS, J.P., are requested to forward the
same, addressed to the undersigned to the care
of B. E. DICKINSON, ESQR., on or before 31st
day of July instant, and all Persons INIDEiT-
ELt to the said Estate are hereby notified that
their respective AMOUNTS must be paid by the
above mentioned date.
SAMUEL T. WHITE,
WM. E. WHITTER,
B. E. DICKINSON,
Executors to said Estate.
Hamilton, Bermuda, July 3rd, 1877.-]m
A LL Persons having just DEMANDS against
the Estate of IGUHARD TROTT, late
of the Parish of St. George deceased, are re-
-quested to render the same.toflje- .Undersigned
on or before the 25th July, next. Those IN-
DEBTEl) to the said Estate are required to
make Payment by the above (late.
RICHARD GEORGE TROTT,
St. George, 25th June, 1877.Executor.
I i A COTTAGE wanted to
1k71 Rent, in or near the Town of Hamilton.
Apply at the Office of this Paper.
Hamilton, July 17th, 1877.
That desirable Property in Paget's
Immediate possession given.
For Terms apply to
May 1, 1877.
In the Town of Hamilton a Comfortable
Situated on the Corner of Parliament and Dan-
donald Streets, lately occupied by the Control
For Particulars please apply to
T. N. ROBERTS,
June 25, 1877.
Received by the Florence
FR OM LODON,
dt the Royal Gazette Stationery
W WRITING PARCHMENT, various sizes
Programme PENCILS and CARDS
Other CARDS-Plain and Playing
Scoring SHIEETS for Cricket
Cricket BATS and BALLS PORTFOLIOS
Mlavor's and Carpenter's SPELLING
&e., &c., &c.
Hamilton, July 16th, 1877.
Printing & Stationery.
Royal Gazette Office,
Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets, Ham-
WIIERE ALL KINDS OF
Is E'xecated with Neatness and Despatch.
At the Stati ery Store adjoining the above
Always on hand, e ery variety of Articles in
Also, Cricketing G R, c., C.c.
Nov. 14, 1876.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
JULY 7, 1877.
THE following ACTS have been passed by
the Legislature of Bermuda during the
present Session, viz.:-
No. 2-An Act to authorise the Court of
Chancery to appoint Commissioners to ad-
minister Oaths in Chancery.
(No duration Clause.)
3.-An Act Act to continue the Act No. 22,
of 1866, to amend the Act for preventing
Injuries and Annoyances on the Public
4.-An Act to continue the Marine Engine
Inspection Act 1872.
5.-An Act to provide for the more convenient
administration of the Extradition Acts 1870
(Operation suspended until Her Majesty's
allowance has been obtained.)
8 Colonial Secretary.
THE SWING BRIIGEg
IS AG30.1N OPEN
For TRAFFIC of Boats through the Reach
July 14, 1877.
Required at II. Al. Dock=
3 Ship wrights
Wages 7/6. per diem,
Steady employment for two months ensured.
None but good workmen need apply.
Application to be made at Master Shipwright's
23rd June, 1877.
Notice of Removal.
THE Undersigned begs to inform
his Patrons and the Public generally that
he has removed his
Carriage asnd Harness
from his old Stand in Reid Street, to FRONT
STREET, over the Store of H. It. HUNT,
CARRIAGES Painted and Triimmed in all
the latest Styles. FURNITURE Upholstered
and MATTRESSES made.
All Orders sent to the above Establishment
will be executed with neatness and despatch.
C. W. GdUATLETT.
Front Street, I lamilton, June 25, 1877.
T H E Undersigned having re-
ceived a Patent CtIDMNEY SWEEP-
ING MACIIHNE from.New York, is prepare
At Moderate Rates in any part of the Island.
Hamilton, April 2nd, 1877.
W. 0. F. BASCOME,
REID STREET, HAMILTON, EAST,
Has Received a supply of the fol-
FOR THE TEETH
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-
B KRIEL, Ludgate Hill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
CORALITE TOOTH PASTE, for Cleansing
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL D1)ENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
W1IIITE GUTTA PERCHtA ENAMEL, for
Stopping decayed Teeth
OSTEO- ENAMEL STOPPING, warranted to
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
ODONTALGIQUE ELIXI!R, celebrated
lamilton, March 26th, 1877.
Empty Flour Barrels.
St. Georges, April 12, 1877.
100 Bls. Mixed POTATOES,
S. S. INGHAM & CO-
Hamilton, July 3rd, 1877.*
For sale by
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
ac s ,. '.
0 0 0 0
82-7 74-5 154-6 56-2
86-6 73-2 154-8 62-0
8561 73"0 144-6 6P0
85*3 74"2 158-2 66-0
86-1 73'8 155-1 62-8
86-3 75-5 155'1 67-0
87-0 74*8 156-1 66-8
Hlamilton, July W4, 1877.
Abstract of the Proceedings oJf the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Monday, 23rd July. -Mr. Dill from the Commit.
tee for examining the Reports on the Road Ac-
.counts and the Account for repairs of Public
Works and Buildings, presented a Report.
On motion of the Attorney General the rules re-
garding the passage of Bills were suspended and
the Bill entitled "An Act to naturalize Frances
Mary Whitney and to grant and restore to her all
the rights, privileges and capacities of a natural
born subject of Her Majesty the Queen," was read
a third time and passed.
The Bill relating to the adjournment of the
Court of General Assize-was read a second time
Mr. E. Peniston in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved the first clause-
.which was agreed to.
The House resumed.
The'Chairman reported the Bill without amend.
ment, and it was adopted and ordered to be en-
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell presented a Report on Laws
expired and about to expire.
Mr. Darrell presented .a List of Quartetly Ac-
counts passed by the Committee for examining such
Accounts to the 30th day of June 1877.
The Attorney General moved that the House at
its rising do adjourn to Friday week, which was
Adjourned to Friday the 3rd day of August next.
THE BERMUDA HUNT RACES,
took place on Friday the 20th July. I
We can safely say that all those who went out
for a holiday returned to their homes quite con-
tented with having seen a little sport and thorough-
ly enjoyed themselves. We do like to see people
merry and happy, whether they are staring at a.
Punch and Judy Show in the street or a Merry go
Round in a country fair-and those on Prospect
Hill seemed thoroughly to enjoy the sport. How
can it be possible to make a Race Course at Pros-
pect Hill? We thought, however, if there is a will
there's a way, and last Friday morning on walking
round the course we found the ground had been -
well levelled and although some of the turns were
a little sharp, there was nothing to prevent a horse
galloping full speed all the way round, with the
exception of the hill just past the winning post.
We have all to thank the Stewards and especially
the Secretary who worked early and late not only
in laying out the course, which was no easy matter,
but in measuring the horses and taking all the
management of the meeting in hand.
We can safely predict that where horses and
money are so easily collected, the "Bermuda Hunt
Meeting" is now an established institution.
When we arrived at the Enclosure from our
walk round the course, we found all the seats on the:
top of the Hill were quickly being filled and by the
time the first race was run there could not have
been less than 3,000 people on the course and many
more came from the Barracks when the soldiers
dinners were over. We heard some people com-
plain that they could not see enough of the course,
but this can only be remedied by having a regular
Race Course and a Grand Stand erected so that the
horses may be seen galloping all the way round.
We often heard those fair and pretty creatures ex-
claim, oh where is my horse, or I can't see my jack-
et which I have backed for a pair of gloves, but
from the temporary stand the horses could be seen
along the back of the course and no better view
could have been had of the finish. Most of the
Races were very well contested and in the Planters
Heats arid Bermuda Cup where the horses came in
neck and neck the cheers from the enclosure and
all along the course were loud and enthusiastic
such as are only heard among a free and enlight-
The Officers of the Garrison with their usual
hospitality had luncheon provided for their friends
in tents in the Enclosure, and many a parched
throat we saw come out much refreshed. The other
Tents on the ground were also well patronized by
the hungry and thirsty. An account of each race:
is given below.
STEWARDS-Captain SOMERSET, R.N., A.D.C.,
DR. PARx TUCKER, CAPTAIN S. CREEK, CAPTAIN
FERRIER, R.E., THE HON. H. FOWLER, Hony.
Treasurer, THE HON. E. HARVEY, MAJOR WIL-
KINSON, CAPTAIN GRANT, 46th Regiment, DR.
WM. HUMPHREY'S, Esqr., 87th Fusiliers-Starter
anid Clerk of the Scales.
CAPTAIN ALLATT, 46th Regiment-Hony. Srcretary
and Clerk of the Course.
A FLAT RACE of 12 sovs. for all Horses of 15
hands and under. Three quarters of a mile.
Mr. Asby's b m Faerie Queene, 11 st.
(Owner) ......... ...... .. .......... .. 1
Mr. Lane's oh m Minnie, 10 st. 7 lbs. (Mr.
Carberry) ......... ......... .. ........... 2
Mr. Claude Zuill's bI m Jessie 10 st.
7 lbs. (Owner).. ..... ...................... 0
Capt. J. Peniston's br g Jack, 10 st. 7
lbs. (Owner) ... ... ..... ........ .... 0
Betting 10 to 1 on Faerie Queene, who made
all the running and won in a canter by 20 lengths
A FLAT RACE of 12 sovs. for all horses. Ber-
muda bred horses allowed 7 lbs. Three quarters
of a mile.
Capt. J. Peniston's br g Jack, 10 st. 7 lbs.
(Owner) ................ .............. 1
Mr. C. Hollis, gr g Preacher, 11 st., (Mr. J. Pen-
iston) .......... ...................... 2
Mr. Hearl's b g Unknown 11 st., (Mr. J. Bar-
ritt) .... ... ... .. ...* ... .... 0..... ..... 3
Mr. Lane's br g Comet, 11 st., (Mr. Carberry) 0
Betting 2 to 1 against Comet and Jack, 3 to 1
against Preacher and Unknown. The latter made
running on the inside, followed by Comet with
Jack and the Preacher close up, which order was
maintained nearly all the way round till they neared
the distance where Capt. Peniston drew away, was
never after approached and won easily by a couple
of lengths. Three lengths between second and.
THE SOMERS',HURDLE RACE of 12 sovs., for
all Horses. Those of 15 hands and under al-
lowed ten pounds. One mile over hurdles.
Mr. Castner's ch m Fanny, 11 st., (Mr. N.
Castner) ......., ... ..... ....... .... .. 1
Dr. Rees' roan g Dick, 11 st. 7 lbs. (Mr.
Skinner)..... .... .... ....... ...... .... 2
Capt. Allatt's ch. g. Dandy, 11 st. 7 lbs. (Capt.
Grant) ...*........... ............... 3
Mr. Lane's ch. m. Minnie, 10 st. 4 lbs. (Mr.
J. Barritt) ..... .............. ............. 0
Betting even on Fanny. 2 to 1 against Dick
and Dandy. 4 to 1 against Minnie.
Minnie was the first off and made the running
for a quarter of a mile, the favorite going on last;
passing the stand Dandy ran through his horses,
and Dick, who got off badly, came up on the left
of Minnie. After crossing the road beyond the
winning post, the favorite took the lead while close
behind were seen. The colors of Dick; Minnie
and Dandy a clear length behind. Little change
occurred in these positions till the run in was
reached where Dick lessened the gap between
himself and the mare-he however could never
reach her and she won by a length. Minnie ran
against apost and threw her jockey, who however
was not hurt.
A CONSOLATION SCRAMBLE OF 10 for all
beaten horses. Half a mile.
Mr. E. R. Mercer's b m Zephyr, 11 st. (Mr.
Skinner) .................... .......1
Capt. S. Creek's b m Wrexham, 11 st. (Capt.
Allatt) ............................ 2
Mr. Hearl's b g Unknown, 11 st., (Mr. J. T.
Peniston) ....... ..................... 3
LERDr THE P N R S K of 12 sovs. fo. hs. joF
CLEARED THE PLANTERS' STAKES of 12 sovs. for horses Carpenter) .... ..................4 "mocked at my gains, scorned my nation, thwarted
S None. the property of Civilians. Half a mile. Heats. Betting 2 to 1 against Wrexham and Gipsy, 4 to "my bargains, cooled my friends, heated mine ene-
GUS 1 HOUSE-ST. GEORGE. Dr. Rees' roan g Dick, list (Mr. Skinner).... 1-1 1 against Unknown, 5 to 1 against Zephyr. mies; and what's his reason ? I am a Jew: Hath
ENTERED. Cept. J. Peniston's br g Jck, 11st. (Owner).. 2-2 Wrexham made all the running up to the dis- "not a Jew eyes ? hath not a Jew hands, organs, di-
July 23-R. M. Steamship Beta, Shaw, St. Thomas; Mr. C. Hollis' gr g Preaher, 11st (Mr. J. T. tance post, where Zephyr collared her and won a tensionss, senses, affections, passions ? fed with the
mails and 60 pkgs. merchandize.-Agent, J.M. C. Hood, h r g Phe 11 w o (Mr. Jo
award. pkgs. merchandie-Agent, J M. Peniston) .................... 3-3 good race by a length, two lengths between see-1 same food, hurt with the same weapons, subject to
SLEARED. Mr. Lane's br g Comet,' 1st.. (Mr. J. Barritt) 0 ond and third, same between third and fourth. "the same diseases,healed by the samemeans, warm-
July 23-R. M. Steamship Beta, Shaw, Halifax; mails Baetting'2 to I agst. Dick, 3 to 1 agst. Jack, 4 to 1 ed andcooled by the same summer and winter, as a
and bunches bananas. agst. Preacher and Comet. "Christianis ? If youprick us do we not bled? if you
and bunches bananas. Jack on the inside made the running closely fol-, RACIN( IN BERMUDA. "tickle us do we not laugh ? if you poison us, do we
PASSENGERS ARRIVED. lowed by Dick and Comet, the Preacher well up. From our Special Sporting Correspondent. "not die ? and you wrong us, shall we not revenge?
or Ber Ia--n & S.,Smr-.eta, tro 2 ct-TIhrnam a Inu this 'way they ranTril the distance post was .. What a pretty sightpl race course'is! The enclosure "if we are like you in the rest,we willresemble you
For Bermud-Mr. B. Smith,wife, 2 childrenand reached, where the Preacher ran up to his horses, the tent the crowd, the buzzing sound of voices. The "in that. If a Jew wrong a Christian, what is his
nurse, Mr. Joseph Ridgway. 2nd Cain-Mr. Outer- and Dickcollare the brown, a good race between bell in solemn sile ookin down on all, till "Clear "humility? Revenge; if a Christian wrong a Jew,
S, these two ending in the somewhat easy length vie- the course is called when her tongue is loosed and all "what should his sufferance be by Christian example?
Foraliax-ev. Mr. veand Mrs. wger. 4 children an o t dobey her warning voice. The horses now appear and
rM iax-- M. rMorto, wife and 4childre tory of the former; Preacher third, three lengths obkey a ner nst The ores o brot an, "why, Revenge. The villiany you teach me, I will
Aqv. Mr. Bovell and wife, Mrs. Rogers. 4 children and s jockeys gaily canter past. Their colors, bright and "execute; and it shall go hard, but I will better
urse, Mr. Gilbert Saundersen, Mr. os hl off ; Comet distanced flashing in the sun, please the eye, the favorite looks as execute and it shall go ad, but will better
urse, r. Gilbert Saundersen, Mr. Joseph iz. 2nd Het.-The race was run in much the same if he knew the backed him far and wide, his rider is "the instruction." And of Miranda when under the
In the RS MA Stamr ILBeta, for order as the first heat, Dick winning easily by two proud as proud can be. Then the start, the race, the influence of her passion for the prince were excep-
obn the RM. SeameBeta, for Halifax : lengths, thus securing the stakes. finish, all excites and gratifies the mind, Who can help tionally good. In conclusion we have to thank
Barron, Resqr. sH. S. Bell, B..E., Mrs. Bell, THE POLO STAKES of 12 sovs., for horses of 14 exclaiming What a pretty sight"! Dr. Foggo for a delightful evening and would
and family. hands 2 in. and under. Half a mile. Heats. The 20th July is a day to be remembered by all who earnestly recommend those who were not present
H. M. S. Encounter, Captain Bradhaw, in 7 days Dr. T. H. Outerbridge's b m Mollie Dar- love sport and a bit of racing. The weather smiled not to lose the opportunity of hearing his remain.
o ort Royal. Ja micaer, ea adtesa. ining, lst 71bs. (Capt. J Pe niston) .....-.1 upon the Bermuda Hunt Club, It was all that could be ing lectures on the subject.
front Port Royal, Jamaica, arrived yesterday. All well l Captaing S. Creek's b m Wrexham, ni stone) 7bs desired. Of course the sun was hot, but then there was a
on board. Captain S.Creek's b in Wrexham, l~s'i *7*1`bs cooling breeze, and an interval of an hour and a half
lW The Mall Steamer Canima, expected to arrive (Capt. Allatt) .......................... 2 (not for lunch of course) in the middle of the day TiEATRICALS, PROSPECT.
yesterday from' New York, was not signaled up to Mr. E. R. Mercer's b m Zephyr, 10st 71bs What a change has come over the little hill below the The 11th Company R. E. A. D. C. once more
Sunset. (Owner) ............................ 0 Prospect Camp I give an Amateur Performance in the little Theatre
In another Column will be found some particulars 2nd Heat.-Dr. T. H. Outerbridge's Mollie Dar- The enclosure is filled with ladies and sportsmen of at Prospect, which has been redecorated and fur-
of an encounter between two of H. M. Ships, the Shah ling walked over and secured the race. I all sorts. 'The Soldiers too are there, those Marquees nished with a splendid new set of scenery by the
and Amethyst, and the Peruvian Rebel Monitor Ship Betting even on Mollie Darling, 2 to 1 agst. the in a row leave no doubt of that. The buzzing crowd be- celebrated scenic artist DONALD GORDON, (11th Com-
,luascar. others. Directly the flag was lowered Zephyr low, the blacks, the whites. don't they enjoy the fun P pany R.E.) As the efforts of this Company have
-- j turned round and was left at the post. Wrexham o Hark back, the bell is ringing now, the course begins hitherto given very great satisfaction we have no
The meeting of the Associated Alumni of King's made all the running until the distance post was toclear. The Planters taes is on the cards It doubt that their performance of "Not Guilty," will
College, Windsor, N. S., took place on the 27th of reached, where Mollie joined issue; an ex- Captain Peniston on Jack looked as if hemeant to meet with that approbation which they really do
June.. It was the most brilliant, we are told, that citing race between the two then took place, the trouble most the roan. Do you think the prettiest colors deserve. The story of Not Guilty" is a narrative
has been witnessed for many years. Many things Darling however always had the best of it and won in the race were first ? I do, and hope that you agree founded on fact, recorded in one of our most cele-
contributed to bring about this desirable result, of by a length; then walked over for the second heat. with me. -brated criminal trials. Their nights of perform-
which we may enumerate the following: there was THE BERMUDA HUNT CUP of 15 sovs., for The Ponies race was ten to one on that bay mare ance, are Friday, Saturday, Monday and Tues-
,a large concourse of guests, including the Lieut. horses that have been hunted in Bermuda during Mollie Darling, though. Wrexham made a good fight of day, the 27th, 28th, 30th and 31st instant.
Governor, Vice Admiral Sir A. Cooper Key, the the past season. One mile and a quarter over it and was only beaten.after a good race. As this will probably be the last entertainment
Chancellor of the University of Halifax and many hurdles. The Race of the day The Hunt Cup" was a most given by this Company prior to their departure
others, there was the presentation of a, testimo- Mr. Ashby's b m Fairie Queen, 11 st (Capt. exciting one, Fanny and Faerie Queene had both rui from our Colony, where for nearly three years they
hial to little Willie Francis, the Windsor hero, who Grant) ................................ 1 well before, although they had never met. The civilians have certainly shown an aptitude for giving enter-
saved his little playfellow from perishing by Mr. Castner's ch m Fanny, list (Mr. N. ofaying the Qene.ut hat a gtheoldier n aerie is tied tainments not only in the histrionic, but musical
drowning; there was laying of the foundation Castner) ......... ............ .......... 2 little but so good." She looked as fit as she could be art, we trust therefore they will receive that
stone of the Hensley Memorial Chapel, the con- Capt. Ferrier's br m Polly, lst (Mr. Ashby) 3 made, while Fanny's coat was not as sleet as I should amount of patronage which they have so justly
ferring of degrees and last though not least unex- Major Wilkinson's ch m Gipsy, 11st (Mr.,- have -liked to see it, but then she's such a strapping earned.
eeptionally fine weather. Want of space forbids Carpenter) ... ......... ................ 0 mare, her owner -said "he thought she'd win" that' 0. P. Q. PHILANDER SMITH,
oar giving a detailed account of the proceedings, Betting even on Fanny and Faerie Quebne, 8 to Faerie's but a pony after all. A Lover of Theatricals.
S3 we content ourselves with quoting the following 1 agst.'Polly, 10 to 1 agst. Gipsy. In the race Fanny kept, well in front, and jumped in-
paragraph from the Church Chronicle, believing it Fanny, pulling very hard made play until the to the winning field a little in front of the Queene, but To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
to be of some interest to our readers: stand was reached the first time where she drop- then with half an eyewe saw that Capt. Grant had the nngreoationmu fa l mua i
SThe degree of D. C. L. was conferred upon the ,ped back and Polly took up the running. Goino race in hand, he brought ehi mare up till she got her S to ,-A certain congregation must feel much ins
Itev. Geo. W. Hill, M. A., Chancellor of the uni. 'own the back stretch Fanny again rushed to the io nt an i. the reason why a Minister should say here endeth
versity of Halifax, and upon R.-G. Haliburton, M. front, the Queene and Polly well up, Gipsy two The shouting and cheering over this race was tre- the second lesson," when baptism is to be adminis-
A., amid immense applause, which was only ex- lengths in rear. This order was maintained till mendous, which was again renewed as Capt. Allatt, who tered, in tones 3 or 4 times louder than the words,
needed when the Rev. Prof. Wilson received the three furlongs from home where the Queene on. trained the mare, led her back to the Weighing tent. here endeth the first lesson." As the Rubric is
bhbnorary 'degree of Master of Arts; the students the outside came up to Fanny but was quickly The "Soldiers" race was next. They said that Gipsy silent on this point I am unable to give the desired
then gave vent to their pent up feelings and con- pulled back. The race was now confined to these could: stay the mile, so could Wrexham. Many said information. This unclerical and irreverent prac-
tinued rounds of applause greeted the Professor t'yo, Fanny jumping the last hurdle half a length old Dandy could gallop fast, and if he did not bolt, tice has been going on, as I am informed, for a
^s he took his seat in Convocation." in front of the Queene-a nice race between the might win. gi o sI air fri
Sstwo ending in the Queene winning, without being Well the chesnut with a neck to spare, beat them very long time, amid the smiles and litterings of
touche ,-by a neck. A bad third, rather easily, though Wr xham ran stout and strong the thoughtless, but to the indignation of those
INSECURE FEELING AT JERUSALEM. y and at the distance post I thought would give him who would have have "all things done in decency
STHE GRAND MILITARY HUNT CUP. of 12 trouble. and in order." Such persons may well feel shock-
The Jerusahem correspondent of the Augsberger sovs., for horses the property of Officers of the Of course Faerie Queene won the flat race for little, ed, and reckon such conduct a scandal to the
.Aligemeiie Zeitung writes as follows:-" The situation Army or Navy quartered in Bermuda. One horses, after which Capt. Pcniston cantered in for the church and an insult to his hearers. Persever-
here is g, tting gloomier every day, and even those mile. flat race for all horses. ance in folly may serve its purpose for a season-
Who up to the present moment had not been .moved Capt. Allatt's (46th Regiment) ch g Dandy 1 In the Somers Hurdle race, .r,,,y came out again but it is well to bear in mind that forbearance has
by any uneasiners now begin to tremble for their -by the Sevell, 11st (Owner)............ 1 and this time most agreed she ;was sure to win, for its limits.
curty, eerybdy consequence making prpara- Capt. S. Creek's (Staff) b m Wrexham-by Dick and Dandy carried seven pounds for having won I remain Sir yours &.,
tions lor flight. The roads are infected by hordes of the Collier, list (Capt. Grant)............: 2 before, and she won by a length or more, but I think it A.
Beduins, rendering the neighborhoods otf Nazareth Mr. J. W. Sill's (R.E.) b g Camel-by Diom- was all out of her, and that Dick might have beaten her July 23, 1877.
and the Tilw-riad quite insecure. They frequently make edary, Arab Maid, 11st (Mr. Ashby)...... 3 without his penalty.
excursions upons the shores of the, Jordan, committing Major Wilkinson's (Commissariat) ch m Gip- f For the "Coa.solation Scramble" we had I think the
depredaions everywhere, and spreading fear among sy-by the Rover, Black eyed Susan, 11t nicest finish of thday. Wrexham looked like winning It is said that France has lately acquired a new
the different nationalities composing the population of r Carente) 4 till 200 yards from home, Mr. Skinner brought up his colony, or rather one of her former colonies has
the holy city. The Pasha, who up to the r ( B arpen r) ............1 n .e ......... : little pony who answered to his every call and running been restored to her. The island of St. Bartholo-
Utme h Been pretty successful in mpintaiing orer, to 1 against Gip 4 to 1 ainstDandy, 3 very game, though boring much against the other horse mew, one of the group of the Lesser Antilles, known
eseilla p won a .. as the Windward Islands, was ceded to Sweden in
as, to the ri ret especially of the commercial portion Gipsy jumped off with the lead and made the Thus endedthe Hunt races of 1377. Racing began 8 thend h nr ofbeon Colony
of the inhabitants, been suddenly dismissed. His running to the brow of the hill, but in rounding and was carried on with a punctuality which reminded us 1784, and had the honour of being the onl Colon
successor is- shortly expected to take charge of the the top turn Camel came to the front and for a few of the proximity of aCamp, and which was due to the possessed by that nation. Finding, however, that
SGovernment. but nothing is known of his intentions' strides raced for the lead, Wrexham and Dandy, -energy and good management of those Stewards, who the Island was more trouble than it was worth,
or his sentiments towards the non-Mussulman corn- however, now drew up and as they passed the -worked so hard all day, and we are much indebted to Sweden has prudently parted with it to France for
nmuuity. The Effendis, or .officials, for a long time stand a sheet would have covered them. They them for good racing and a good days outing. Long a mere trifle." The population is composed ot
..divided by antagonistic differences, have been recon- had no sooner breasted the hill than Gipsy took the liie to the Bermuda Hunt." about 3000 whites nearly all of French origin
iled to each other, and are now united by a common comma nd and carried on.the running all along the Hamilton 21st July, 1877. TALLY HO. and 13,000 blacks-freed slaves. St. Bartolo-
contdpact of fanaticism. The garrison of Jerusalem back stretch, Dandy six lengths behind oin Hamlton 21st 1877 mew labours under one disadvantage-namely,
consists of about 500 .ledifs, a species of militia, with- second, the other two close up. At th op of the that of having no natural supply of water and its
out discipline or stability, and not unlikely fears are hill about three furlongs from home- ipsy began The name of the Emperor of the Brazils, consists inhabitants are dependent for this convenience on
entertained that, if opportunity should offer itself for to come back to her horses and t Camel took her of 14 words; 85 syllables; 93 letters. Here it is: the neighboring island of St. Christopher, which
committing plunder, they would commit robberies and place. Rounding the turn fo ome Dandy drew Jean Charles-Leopold-Salvador-Bibiano-Francis- belongs to Great Britain. Notwithstanding this
wake common cause with the dreaded Bedouins. It away, and although Capt n Grant reached the Xavier-de-Paula-Leucadio-Michael-Gabriele-Raf- drawback, they manage somehow to cultivate with
is'also rumored that shortly the standard of the Pro- chestnut's girths inside e distance post, he re- laelle-Gonzague. success sugar-cane. cocoa, tobacco, and cotton.
phet will be raised here, and if this turns out to be stained his lead to the d and won somewhat easily General Grant arrived at Brussels on July 6;
tne it is greatly feared it will be the signal for by two lengths, t ee lengths divided second and It is said that' throughout the whole army of the no official reception was given him as he is travell-
a general massacre of the Christians." third-Gipsy n ng up fourth. Sultan a partial famine is raging. ing incognito.
tra river, this movement is considered inexplicable
after the original stand at Bela.
The Czar's Railway Project.-The Czar proposes
to construct a railroad between Sistova and Tir-
12th and 13th Russian Corps.-The twelfth and
thirteenth corps of the Russian army have been de-
tached for investing operations.
The Seige of Bayazid.-NEW YORK, 18th July.-
A Russian despatch states that the Turks have
I been defeated in an attempt to besiege Bayazid.
Winter Preparations.-Ia Asia, Mukhtar Pasha,
Commander-in-Chief, is entrenching his camp and
making all preparations for a winter campaign.
A Russian Pontoon damaged.-A Russian pontoon
thrown across the Danube at Simnitza has been
Fighting at Pleona and Monastir.-The Constanti-
nople correspondent of the Daily Telegraph reports
that fighting is going on at Pleona and Monastir;
the advantage rests with the Turks.
The Greek Chambers.-The adjournment of the
Greek Legislative Chambers is interpreted in dip.
lomatie circles to mean that Great Britain is aiding
King George to control the war party.
The Balkans Crossed.-NEW YORK, 16th July.-.
The London Times Constantinople correspondent
states that the Cossacks have reached Jenisadargh
near Adrianople, having crossed the Balkans at
The Russians at Nikopolis.-NEW YORK, 17th July.
News from the seat of war in Europe states that
the Russians occupy the heights s rounding Niko.
polis, which has been evacuated by the Turks.
The Cossacks.-The dispatch announcing that the
Cossacks have crossed the Balkans is confirmed
but the Constantinople correspondent of the "Daily
Telegraph" reports that they have been defeated
and driven back through the pass.
The Position South of the Balkans.-NEW YORBI,
18th July. According to Russian accounts an en-
counter has taken place on the south side of the
Balkans, resulting in favor of the Russians who
have pushed forward as far as Kasanlik, which
commands the Shipka pass.
The Russians South of Silistria.-The Russians
have advanced south of Silistria which fortress
they intend to blockade.
Avni Pasha's Surrender.-Avni Pasha and six
thousand regular troops have surrendered as prig-
oners of war at Nikopolis.
The Softas Again.-In Constantinople, the Softas
are demanding that a renewed and urgent appeal
be made to the people for a Holy War.
FRANCE.-The Elections.--The "Times" Paris
Correspondent reports that the general elections
for the French National Assembly will be held on
the 16th September, the second ballots on the
thirtieth idem, and that the Chambers will meet
on the eighth of October next.
He states that the official candidates are com.-
posed of two hundred and thirty Bonapartists, one
hundred and seventy six Legitimists, and one hun-
dred and seventeen Orleanists.
M. de Fourtou, the Minister of the Interior, has
issued a 'circular to the prefects referring to the
measures to be adopted to restrain Bonapartists
agitation, also directing them to give official support
only to Conservative candidates for the Assembly,
and advising the adoption of every means of con-
The Marquis of Franclieu, a Legitimist Senator,
has written a letter in which he states that Roy-
alists and Catholics prefer the Republic to, the
The Mayor of Boulogne, M. Huguet, a Repub.
lican, has been removed.
25,000,000 FR: PROCEEDS OF INDIRECT TAXES.-
Official returns show that the half yearly surplus
from indirect taxes amounts to twenty five million
The Spanish Consul in Jamaica, Don Pedro-
Badau, died in Kingston city on the 2nd inst.
Monster Petitions are the order of the day. The
petition presented to the British Parliament against
Sunday opening contained signatures which cov-
ered a space of over 3000 feet of paper. In Jamaica
the petition got up memoralizing the Secretary of
the Colonies to recoup Mr. Gall for his defence
against the .late press persecution at present covets
six feet of paper.
DR. FOGGO'S LECTURE. The ar in the East.
The first of Dr. Foggo's series of lectures on the t
Life and Writings of Shakspeare, was delivered at
the [rooms of Mr. C. H. Robinson on Thursday Arrival of the West India Mailse
last and attracted, despite the weather which was .
very hot and sultry, a large and appreciative audi- EUROPEAN NEWS VIA NEW YORK OF
ence. Opening the subject with a few appropriate 18TH INSTANT, BY TELEGRAM.
remarks the Doctor informed his hearers that it was
his intention, that night, not so much to enter into IMPORTANT NEWS FROM T3 E SEAT OF
a full and minute detailed account of the private WAR IN THE EAST.
life of England's greatest dramatist, nor again to The Royal Mail Steamer Beta, Captain Shaw, in
spend his time in discussing or elucidating the dif- 76 hours from St. Thomas, arrived at St Georges
ferent new angled theories of the authorship of on Sunday last. We are in possession of our
those writings which the unanimous voice of pos- usual exchange files from the West Indies. Our
terity had ascribed to William Shakspeare, as to St. Thomas papers are to the 18th July, containing
display, to the best of his abilities, by characters European telegrams via New York of the same
drawn from his writings the transcendent majesty daae
of his genius and the consummate knowledge he ay'
had of human nature in all its many and various The Russians had reached the south side of the
types and phases. Of the actual life of Shakspeare Balkans, where. a severe engagement had 'taken
he simply stated that he was born in 1564, that at place, the Turks had to give way.
the age of eighteen he married Anne Hathaway
and at the age of fifty-two he died in the same ENGLAND.--Prince George, second son of the
month that he was born in the year 1616; it seems, Prince of Wales, is seriously ill.
said he, that it is most seemly that the private his. The Earl of Beaconsfield's ill-health.-The London
tory of so grand a genius should be as far beyond Daily News reports that the resignation of the Earl
the vulgar ken as most of his thoughts and senti- of Beaconsfield at an early date is probable in con-
ments are above the grasp of the intellect of the mil- sequence of ill. health. The Globe contradicts this
lion. Dr. Foggo then proceeded to touch upon the report.
Universality of Shakspeare and drawing some apt In the British House of Commons Lord Beacons-
and striking parallels he said that while poets in field's appointment of Mr. Piggot as Comptroller of
general were associated more particularly with a the Stationery Department has been disapproved of
country or a class of literature, Shakspeare like Ho- by a majority of four votes.
mer belonged to the World, and while Athens might .
boast of Aristophanes and Euripides the narrow Constantinople advices states that Sir Arnold
boundaries of Greece were too small to encompass Kemble will stay with the Turkish army in Asia
the mighty soul of the Iliad and the Odessy; let Minor as English Military attach, notwithstand.
Italia claim her Dante; let France still hoard the ing the protest of the Russian Government.
treasures of Rabelais; let England feel a just and The death of Lieutenant General Sir George
noble pride in her Milton, but immortal William Bell is announced.
Shakspeare can own no country, claim no national- The Directors of the Bank of England have re-
ity, his large and mighty intellect could only, must duced their rate of discount to two per cent.
only, be the property of MAN. In introducing The London Times in an editorial expresses it
Shakspeare's Traits of female character Dr. Foggo's The Lopinion that, previmes a editorial expresses its
pleasant sallies were often the cause for merriment opinionalk that's, Russrevious to attempting to cross-the
and much enhanced the pleasure of the evening, and Balkans Russia must acquire a strong trans-Danu.
if attimeshe appeared rather caustic and severe we bian position, which will require months to accom-
feel sure the fair sufferers from his wit will forgive plish and considerably retard the campaign.
him and thoroughly endorse and appreciate his The Future of the War.-The London Times also
home thrusts at the sterner sex. We were particu- pronounces it to be impossible to measure the future
larly struck in Dr. Foggo's remarks on the assump- progress of Russia in European Turkey until Rust.
tion of dignity by the "Dogberrys" of the law, with chuk and the line of railway thence to Varna are
his searching inuendos on the present political in their hands, for the possession of which a fiercely
"hitch," and are pleased to see that though muchof contested battle must be fought.
his time is spent away from us he has not lost all European newspapers are making general com.
his interest for the little Island of his birth. plaints against the contradictory nature of the war
His facetious description of old Jack Falstaff" news and that no facilities are allowed to their cor
and his portly brethren of to-day -created great respondents.
amusement and we must be allowed to compliment Kars -The London Times' war correspondent in
the talented lecturer on his staunch adherence to his Asia Minor states that Kars is impregnable and
party. We should like to dwell at length on the that the troops garrisoning it ampregnable and
admirable touches of feeling that were called out adds that the troops garrisoning it are in good con.
in his rendering of Lady Macbeth, Hamlet and edition, and the officers efficient and well educated.
Ophelia, of the characters of Wolsey of Richard h
and others but time does not admit, we must how- NEW YoRK, July 12.-The Russians admit that
ever say that the characters of Shylock where he they have been unsuccessful at Kars.
says: -" He hath disgraced me, and hindered The abandonment of the Jantra River.-The Turks
"me of half a million; laughed at my losses, have abandoned the line of defence along the Jan-
jlRMTTIDA 1ROYAT OV-A!MTvT
CANNONADE BETWEEN TWO OF H. M.
SHIPS OF WAR AND A PERUVIAN
LIMA, June 12, 1877.-The readers of the Star
and Herald have already been made acquainted with
the proceedings of some of the British mercantile
houses in Lima, begging that some steps should be
taken by their representatives to look after the
iluascar in the South, it having been reported that
this vessel had committed some depredations on
British interests, stopping the Royal Mail Steamers,
and taking forcible; possession of a quantity of coal
from on board an -English ship in Pisagua. It
afterward transpired that no such outrages had been
perpetrated-that' the coal belonged to a Peruvian
citizen who gladly accepted the price offered by the
rebels, and that when the mail steamer was boarded,
and two Peruvian officers extracted therefrom, the
occurrence took place in a Peruvian port, from
whence the local authorities had fled, and the re-
bels were in unquestioned possession.
However Admiral De Horsey was probably un
aware of these circumstances, and in compliance
with the desires of his countrymen in Lima, pro-
ceeded South to look after the ram. A note was
sent by the Admiral to Don Nicolas de Pierola, and
received by the latter in Cobija about the 23rd of
May, in which the Huascar is threatened with cap-
ture in case of interference with British interests,
or retained on board British subjects against their
own violation. On the receipt of this document
Pierola called on deck the English engineers and
firemen belonging to the ship, explained the matter
to them and offered them their liberty. This was
accepted by the .Engineers who were placed on
shore, paid extra wages, and their passage secured
in the Mail Steaimer: to Callao.
The Commander of the Huascar replied to the
note-of Admiral DeHorsey, asserting that no acts
inimical to English interests had been practised, and
that in case of necessity, the Hluascar was perfectly
competent to maintain the honor of her flag.
'With these necessary explanations we can now
return to the Iuascar leisurely proceeding north-
ward, near the Coast, on the morning of the 29th of
May, the day after the Pisagua affair When close
to Pacocha, a little port in the neighborhood of Ilo,
two large vessels were seen somtedistance out at sea
and the Huascarimagining that they were part of the
Government squadron, stood out to meet them with
a view of fighting. But it was soon discovered that
they ,carried the British flag, and were in fact Her
Brittannie Majesty's ships, the Shah and Amethyst, the
former flying the broad pennant of Rear Admiral
.De Horsey. The Huascar although somewhat sur-
prised at the appearance of these vessels, was by no
means prepared or what followed. A gun was fired
by the Shah for the ram to lay to, and a boat from
the Amethyst was soon pulling towards the Huascar.
Coming alongside, the officer in charge was invited
on board but refused, and then informed the Com-
mander that Admiral DeHorsey gave the Hauscar
Just two minutes to haul down the Peruvian flag and
surrender to him in the name of the Queen; that in
case of refusal he would do all possible to sink the
ram. The people on board the Huascar could
scarcely credit their senses, but Pierola, who is a
man of action, speedily comprehended the situation,
and replied to the British officer, that the Haascar
was a national man-of-war, carrying the national flag,
and that he might tell his superior that that emblem
would not be lowered whilst the Huascar had a gun
to defend it.. With this the boat returned to the
Amethyst. Pierola instantly beat to quarters, and in
a few words assured his men that his own personal
pretensions now disappeared in the face of this new
emergency which threatened the honor of their com-
mon country. He was loudly' cheered. and the
ships' company to a man, even including some prison-.
ers taken on shore at Pisagua, evinced the most de-
termined spirit of resistance. The English opened
fire at about 600 yards; the first shots cutting away
the flag of the Huascar, but which was immediately
replaced. The Huascar replied with her heavy
three hundred pound Blakeley's in the turret, and
the Amethyst, lying off and on, steadily persisting in
her attempts to rake the'ram. The Shah fired her
broadsides which are discharged by electricity, and
in a few moments everything on the Huascars deck,
except her masts, turret and smoke stake had disap-
peared. Her standing rigging, boats, steering gear
and capstan were destroyed in the hot fire of the
English vessels. The Huascar however continued
her fire -at regular intervals, sometimes from her
turret guns. A shell from the Amethyst entered one
of her forward ports exploding inside, killing one
man and wounding several. For a moment fire was
apprehended, but fortunately was prevented. After
the fight had lasted about an hour and a half the
Amethyst was seen with a thick smoke issuing from
amidships, and steamed away out of action, not re-
turning f4r twenty minutes, leaving the Huascar and
the Shah alone. The former now attempted to ram
her adversary, but the splendid handling of the Shah
prevented any successful manoeuvre of this nature.
On approaching, as the Huascar's officers state, the
Shah appeared to move as if by instinct, and her
heavy batteries were brought to bear on the assailant
A small Gatlingv'un stationed in her tops, very seri-
ously incommoded the combatants on board the ram.
and her, smoke stack is riddled with musket bullets,
One three hundred pound shot struck the turret of
the Huascar, penetrated the iron for two inches
and then rebounded. On the side she was hit twice
by the same class of shot and with precisely the same
result.. The Peruvians now adopted a new mode of
attack, first advancing on the Shah, and then on the
Amethyst, but the superior speed and superb manage-
ment of these.vessels prevented her ramming them.
The battle lasted for three hours. Then the Huas-
car slowly retired, the shell from the Amethyst hay-
ing destroyed all the primers for the turret guns,
and she headed towards the land, for which she had
been maneuvring for some little time previously.
The enemy did not attempt to pursue; contented
themselves with receiving the last shots from the
,Uuascar, and remaining about two miles from shore,
evidently watching over their brave antagonist. The
Biuascar, although attacked at this time by musketry
filing from the Government troops on shore, who
imagined that allanding was to be attempted, sent a
messenger with a white flag to the Captain of the
port, begging for ammunition, and asking permission
to land. the few wounded on board. This was re-
fused, and an answer returned calling for the sur-
render of the ship. Only one man was killed.
But the tluascar being short of ammunition, and
apprehending a repetition of the English attack,
thought it better to take advantage of the heavy fog
then rising, and quietly slip down to Iquique where
the Government fleet was lying, and where Pierola
hoped to make some arrangement for combined ac-
tion against the British forces. The movement was
cautiously executed and none too soon, for at about
S10 o'clock a steam launch from the Shah came
stealing through the darkness with a torpedo, and by
a mere chance avoided affixing that implement of
destruction to the side of a coasting steamer in port,
mistaking her for the Huascar. When the departure
of' the ram was made known, the English vessels
disappeared from the offing.
We have no official report from the Admiral, and
probably will see none unless it be published in Eng-
land. The data taken for this despatch are furnish-
ed by an officer of the Huascar. Her large turret
guns were worked by the officers themselves, the
crew not being properly instructed. The Shah is
provided with the famous whitehead torpedoes, but
did not employ them in the engagement.
The "SHAH."-Her Majesty's Frigate Shah,
Rear Admiral De Horsey, arrived in Panama Bay on
the evening of the 20th inst., last from Payta, Peru.
From officers of the Shah an interviewer of the
Panama Star and Herald learned that the battle
with the Huascar was. substantially as reported by
its Lima correspondent. After the battle and the
surrender of the Huascar lo the Government, the
Shah and Amethyst visited Iquique, and held some
intercourse with the Peruvian fleet, which still re-
mained at that port. The reason stated for not
capturing the Huascar is that the Shah and Ame-
thyst could not follow her into the shoal water near
the shore. Neither of the English ships was injured
during the combat. The Huascar, the informant
says, was hit no less than 70 times during the
engagement. One shell from the Shah penetrated
her ward-room where it exploded, killing one man
and making general havoc. The handling and
fighting of the rebel ram is said to have been admir-
able. The Shah would have entered Callao Bay on
her way North, but was met by a steamer with the
British Consul on board outside the harbor and ad-
vised to keep on her voyage, and thereby avoid any
further collision with the Peruvians, who, it is said
were prepared to give her a hot reception in case
she came into Callao. We learn that the Shah will
proceed to San Francisco after the arrival of the
mails from Europe.
The Shah is an iron Screw Frigate, cased with
wood. with 26 guns and of 4,210 tons and 1,000
General Prado has made a promise to the Peru-
vians that immediate redress would be demanded for
the proceedings of the Shah nad Amethyst.
THE SUEZ CANAL.
On this matter the Times says :-" We may ap-
prove the temper in which a Cabinet Ministry deals
with the alarmists who see danger to India, and
even to the Cape, in a Russian advance on Erze-
roum, and the sober part of the public may be
gratified that, in spite of hysterical appeals to our
fears, there is little chance that we shall go to war
against a nightmare.' But a blockade of the Suez
Canal would be a direct and a practical injury to
England, and even a partial exercise of the rights
of war, such as an occupation of the outlets with
permission to neutrals to pass as usual, would
cause an excitement in this country fatal to the
maintenance of our present attitude. The rights
of Governments or nations can never be strictly
predetermined ; their condition is one of incessant
change ; every new interest, every new habit or as-
piration of mankind, gives new rights and justifies
the assertion of them. The construction of the
Suez Canal has added an important thoroughfare
to the highway of nations, and it is as a part of that
highway that it must be regarded. The strip of
ground over which it has been carried was once
actually, and still is in strict legality, a part of the
Egyptain Province and of the Ottoman Empire
But when the Sultan Abdul Mcdjid and the Egyp-
tian ruler Said Pasha gave their sanction to the en-
terprise of M. de Lesseps, knowing its import and
the expectations with which it was undertaken,
they parted, in fact, with their exclusive authority,
and their successors would in vain reclaim it.
They may be equitably held to have devoted this
new sea passage to the service of the world, to have
promised perpetual regard to the interests of those
who made it and of those for whom it was made ;
to have in truth, established a right of way through
their territory for the benefit of the twogreat masses
of the earth's population-that of the European
peninsula on the on side, and that of South Eastern
Asia on the other. The rights of other nations,
whether in peace or war, must be measured in ac-
cordance with these conditions. As Turkey and
Egypt have ceded a part of their original authority,
and this concession has become the property of the
world, it is not within the rights of Russia to con-
sider the Canal and its approaches simply as part of
an enemy's country. A Government may close any
porte in its dominions, but we should not allow the
Sultan or the Khedive to close Port Said or Suez.
A Government may blockade any port of its enemy,
but we should not allow the Russian Government
to blockade the ports above-named."
WHIsT.-The wonderful thing in whist is this, that
ignorance of any of those intricate rules by which
the game is governed is regarded as so disgraceful
that nobody will admit it; nor will any one allow
that he is wanting in that perfect and prolonged prac-
tice without which no proficient in any art can bring
his rules to bear at the moment in which they are
wanted; and yet players generally would be ashamed
to have it supposed that they had devoted to a mere
game of cards so great a proportion of their interllect
and their time as to have mastered these rules, and
to have familiarized themselves with the practice.
Who would not be ashamed to be known as a first-
class billiard-player, and to confess an intimacy so
close with pockets, chalk, and ivory balls as to have
left himself time ior no more worthy pursuit ? For
to play billiards as billiards can be played requires
the energy of a life. Nor even will an ambitious,
man, or one who desires success in a profession,
be anxious to be accounted among the grand
chess-players of the day. The art of chess-playing,
excellent as it is, does not lead to results great enough
in themselves to justify the expenditure of labor and
intelligence which is necessary for perfection. We
may say the same of all those amusements which
have.by means of their own success so run over their
original boundaries as to have become the subject of
scientific study. Here and there a man has the
leisure and the intellect, and in the absence of a higher
ambition he devotes his life to elucidate a game. We
admire his ingenuity, but we do not think very much
of his career. There is something better to be done
in the life of all of us than chess, or billiards, or whist.
In regard to the two former, no one demands that
others shall play well. But in whist it seems to be
implied that it a man does not know and practice all
the rules which have ever been invented, he ought to
be ashamed of himsell.-Blackwood.
Information has been received at Lloyd's that the
train wnich left the city of Mexico for Vera Cruz at i
midnight of the 16th May was attacked between
Mexico and the Tepexhan, and ten cases contain-
ing 27,229,071 dols. were stolen. These dollars
intended for shipment by the Ville de Bordeaux
(mail.steamer) for St. Nazaire, were insured at
DIED, at Somerset on Sunday, 15th inst., after a
short illness, MR. WILLIAM R. OUTERBRIDGE, aged 34
........., at her residence (Hermitage,) in Smith's
Parish, on Saturday last, MRs. ALICE SALTON, at the
advanced age of 93, widow of the late Gilbert Salton,
Esqr., Collector of Her Majesty's Customs of these Is-
........., at his residence in Pembroke Parish, on the
evening of the 16th instant, MR. NATHANIEL JOHN
YATES, Shipwright, aged 71 years, leaving two grand
children and a number of friends to mourn their loss.
Mr. Yates from his steady and upright habits was much
and deservedly respected by all who knew him.
AT a MEETING of the Sailing Committee
of the ROYAL BERMUDA YACHT CLUB,
held on Saturday the 14th Instant, it was de-
cided to continue the CRUISING SAIL RACES,
and courses were selected for six to be held on
the 3rd and 24th August, 7th September, 5th
October, 2nd November and 7th December,
respectively. Particulars as to the respective
courses may be obtained on application to the
Steward at the Club.
July 21, 1877.-1
We Will Sell,
lt ittC A uctt0on,
,1t omr SterNs,
At 12 o'clock,
On Thursday next,
25 ]-nDRUMS CODFISH (positive Sale)
S25 Tubs American BUTTER
2 German Students LAMPS
7 Dozen Liebig's Extract of BEEF
2 Dozen Condensed MILK
An Assortment of HATS,
BOOTS and SHOES
1 Case SEGARS
Shipped contrary to order,
1 Double Dinner SET, Pattern,
Green holly in white ground, is very neat,
and will be sold as two single Sets, if
1 Superior Carriage
Believed to be quite, sound, warranted to trott
a Mile in 3 minutes.
1 Superior Black HORSE
Good for Carriage or Cart.
Now owned by Antonio Joseph, of Devonshire
I Good Faianm HORSE.K
Very true to the Collar.
1 Ladies Riding PONY
Very quiet, does not shy and is afraid of noth-
1 Small Side SADDLE
Suitable for a child 10 or 12 years old.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, July 23rd, 1877.
If-H Yes that i a Splendid Assortment of
CI AR', 11. A. GIIINTIIA.M has just
received at the sign of the 1IG CIGAR."
I have been favoreA with instrue.-
tions to Sell,
V PTRLT. Tn A TTOCTT0
-- "w A & ea d.
At an early date, C meeting.
T few Lady Friends of "'Ruth 0u
The Household Furniture Lodge No. 61, of the G. U. O. of
And Effects of the intend having a
Hosblte. Heunr Fowler, TEA MEETIN G
TH E Undersigned begs to i
the Inhabitants of Hamilton and t
lic of Bermuda generally, that she has c
"S. L 0 0.P,"
Where Cake, Cakes, eIe and Chocolate Creams,
Water Ices, &c., can be had at the shortest
Notice and in the best style,.
Also, always on hand a variety of the very
best SUGAR PLIUMt.
MRS. ANNA I. WfHITELY,
Northwest Corner of I)undonald and Junction
Street, South of Victoria Park.
Hamilton, July 24th, i877.-6
CALL at No. 46 and seethe PIPES and other
Smokers reqiusites for Sale there.
BY ORDER OF THE WORSHIPFUL
THE JUSTICES OF THE PEACE,
T HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that Hv:a
MAJESTY'S next (GENER, \I, COUIt' OF
QUARTER SESSIONS of the PiEADE for
these Islands, will ho holden
The 26th lnitant,
AT THE COURT HOUSE, Hamilton,
At 10 o'clock in the forenoon.
Jurors, Parish Officers, Witnesses and others
concerned are required to take notice and at-
WM. T. GIBBONS,
Clerk of the Peace.
July 21, 1877.
T HE REV. DR. FOGGO will give
a Lecture on the evening of
Thursday, July 26th,
At 8 o'clock,
Zn the Building of 0.H. Robinson,
Entrance on Reid Street.
TRAGEDY IN SHAKSIEARE.
ingle Ticket 1/6.
To be had at the Stationary Store adjoining
Royal Gazette" Office, or at door for the
seats not reserved.
Single Tickets for Reserve 2/.
July 21, 1877.
aInniversary of the Female
Charitable Union Society.
THE Members of the before mentioned Soci-
S ety (D.V.,) will meet at
Paget School Room,
1st of August, at 9 o'clock, a.m.,
And proceed thence in order to St. Paul's
Church where there will be DIVINE SERVICE at
11 a.m. Members are requested to be punctual
in their attendance and to bear in mind that
there will be a collection at the conclusion of
By the request of the Committee,
JOHN C. SIMONS,
July 23, 1877.-2
Particulars and date will be given hereafter.
That well known Horse
Built to order by De Wolfe, of Halifax, re-
movable Calasheiand reversible seats, making
a four wheeled DOG-CART; or St anhope
A thorough Saddle and Draught Horse and
a good charger, perfectly sound and open to
any veterinary inspection.
For further particulars apply to H. Fowler,
or the undersigned.
Hamilton, 17th July, 1877.
I)URING my temporary absence from these
Islands AMR. W. C. IR. FR ITI has autho-
rity to Pay aud Receipt HILLS on my account.
MR. IDEGRELIL\ will have charge of the
TAILORING I)EPARTIIEMT on his own
Account, as per arrangement, and every hope
is entertained by the Undersigned that he will
give general Satisfaction.
Front Street, Hamilton, ?
July 24th, 1877.-1
In Odd Fellow's Hall,
I The 1st of August.
Proceeds in aid of the Building Fund.
Doors will be open at 3 p.m.
A Band of Music will be in attendance.
Hlamilton, July 24th, 1877.
St the Sign oj the
Big Cigar! !!
Nos. 16 and 47, Front Street, Ilamilton.
Call in !
Call in !
Call in !
Just Received per Beta"
And now opening there, the best Assortament of
%Us t al d* % MA &
Ever offered for Sale in the Market.
Also,- on hand by Late Arrivals a Choice' Selec-
Smoking TOBACCOS CIGARET PES
AlManilla CIIE ROOTS
Meerchaum, Brier and Clay PIPES
At lowest Cash Prices.
H. A. GRANTHAM.
July 25th, 1877.
'I'o be Let,
To an approved Tenant, with im-
The ffwelling louse
In this Town lately occupied by the Revd.
George H. S. Bell.
Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, July 23rd, 1877.
A LL Persons are hereby forbid
CREDITING my Wife ELIZABETH
FOWLER, a Woman of Colour, on my Ac-
count, as 1 will not be responsible for any
DEBTS contracted by her.
JOHN RICHARD FOWLER.
Pembroke Parish, July 24th, 1877.-- pd.
An Emergent Meeting of AT-
LANTIC PHENIx LODGE, No. 224, will
take place this Evening at half-past
Hamilton, July 24,.1877,
IT is hereby notified that as the present Con-
tract for the supply of FRESH MEAT to
Her Majesty's Forces in Bermuda will expire
on the 31st March, 1878, a new Contract for
Three Years Supply from that date will be en-
tered into. Tenders will be issued. about the
month of September next. The exact date of
receiving them will be publicly advertised.
In the meantime full particulars can be ob-
tained on application at this Office.
H J. WILKINSON,
District Commissary General.
Commissariat Office, Hamilton,
Bermuda, 23rd July, 1877. J
Colonist copy once.
PR 0 SPECTS
The 11th Compy.
Am-ateur alDramatic Club
Will have the honor of appearing before the
Inhabitants of Bermuda on the Evenings of
Friday, Satu rday,
Monday and Tuesday,
27th, 23th, 30th and 31st July, 1 S77,
Under the distinguished Patronage of Ills Honor
001..W. L. OMI ITP.. B,
Commanding Royal Engineer, Acting Gover-
nor and Commander-in-Chief, Bermuda,
LADIES and OFFICERS of the Corps and
By the kind permission of Lt.-Colonel B3ENNETT
and Officers of the 46th Regiment, heir
splendid it4ND will be in attendance.
When will be produced with New Scenery and
Mechanical Effects, the Drama in four Ae s,
by WATT PHILLIPS, Esqr., entitled
The principal incident connected with Silas Jar-
rett in this Play is a FACT recordedin cune
of our most celebrated criminal trials.
To conclude on Friday Evening, the 27th July,
with the celebrated Farce in one Act, by
WILLIAM BRouGH and ANDREW HIAL-
The ./rea Bell e,
To conclude on Saturday 28th July, with' the
interesting Farce in 'one Act, by JOHN d .x-
ENiFORD, Esqr., entitled
Retained tor the Defeance.
Concluding on .Monday Evening, the 30th July,
with the laughable Farce in one Act, by.
JoHN COURTNAY, Esqr., entitled
THE TWO POLTS :
To conclude on Tuesday, 31st July, with a
General Manager, Sergeant BARN,.S, R. .;
Treasurer and Secretary, Sergeant E. HOTrN ;
Stage Manager, Sapper CHAS. FINCH; Sceic
Artist, Lc. Corpl. D. GORDON, R. E.
TICKETS can be had from Cantoens and
N. C. Officers' Messes at Prospeet; from Color
Sergeants of Companies and at the doors on
nights of performance.
PRICES OF ADMISSION.
Dress Circle 2/. Reserved Seats 1/6. Pit 1/,
l)oors to open at 7 p. m. Curtain to rise at
7*30, pim., punctually. Carriages may be or-
dered at i" p.'n.
Smoking strictly prohibited. Children in
arms not admitted.
At the STAFF SRGEsONS Residence, Prince Alfred
Terrace, Ireland Island,
*4 Good COOK -
July 21, 1877.-1
James Butterfield, Charles Butterfield, Peter Bute.
terfield, Samuel Bean, Richsrd Collin, ,apt of' C *
Club,"W E Davis, Joseph F DarrelI, R HI Duerden,
Mrs Thos W Dill, Nancy Emery, Eugenia A Fubler,
J J Friswell, P N Gilbert, Thos Gobld, 'Angelina
Gilbert, Thos Hasling, Samuel A Halstead, Mrs Al
phonzo Hurst, Fred F James, Mrs Josepih Jennings,
Jerome Joaquiim, Alex Jones, Geodge E Jonies,
(care of Mrs 1 Bascomb), E Ki.l, Jane Lusher, Thos
Linch, Margaret Mlead, OLto D Nelsson, Joseph- W
Robinson, Emma Riley, John H Robinson, 8: D
Robinson, Christian Seroon, Thos A .miih, Olivia
Smith, James Smith, Aubrey J Saltus,- Alice Smith,
Mary Smith, A'R Thompson, Mary Virgij, Letitii'A
Williams, Mary Warfield, Charles Williims, V 'H
White, Richd Wood, 1t J Wilkinson.i "'
Post Offce, Hmilton, July 23, 1877
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, DO.VIIN'TN OF B A.
NADA, UNITED STATES&,and NEWFOUND.
LAND, per "H.M.S. ENCOUNTER to :Halifax,
close at the Post Office, Hamilton, TU-MORROWV,
Wednesday, at 8, a.m.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST" dF-
FI[CE; ST. GEORGE, -23rd July, 1877.,
W H Albuoy, John Barches, Joseph W Brown,
John J Darrell, Amelia A Darrell, A Hughes, Mrs
John Lorane, McUallan & Co M Meyer, W G
Outetbridge, David () Pitchler, Nathaniel Riclhard-
son, A J Richardson, A F Richardson, .William
Ri'iardson, John A Smith, Joseph J Smith, Lo'isa
Smith ,AJ Slatt, R Al Thomson, Thos V Ta-bot
li C Tucker, Abraham W oolwcb. '
ST RMUD"A ROY AL GAZETTE,
Proceedings of tle Legislative
Tuesday, 17th July, 1877.-Pursuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
1Le Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Henry Fowler, Receiver General,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Colonial Secretary,
(" George Somers Tucker.
The Senior Member present took the Chair.
The Resolve granting a stum to the Quebec and
Gulf Ports Steamship Company, in recognition of
services rendered by running steamships between
Bermuda and New York, was read the 2nd time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honorable William H. Gosling in the Chair.
The Colonial Secretary moved the adoption of
the Resolve-which was objected to.
Ayes-Honble. Jameh Tucker, Colonial Secretary,
Joseph H. Harvey,
4 Henry Fowler, Receiver General,
James H. Trimingham,
William H. Gosling,
9" Augustus J. Musson.
Nay-Honble. George Somers Tucker.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed and adopted the Resolve.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, 24th July, at 11.30.
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Wednesday, 18th July.-On motion of the Attor-
ney General, the Petition of William Whitney and
Frances Mary Whitney, his wife, praying for
the naturalization of Mrs. Whitney, was read and
Mr. T. F. J. Tucker in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that the prayer of
the Petition be granted, and that it be recommend-
ed to the House to order a Bill to be brought in
for the naturalization of Mrs. Frances Mary Whit.
ney, which was agreed to.
The House resumed and adopted the Resolution.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill to na-
turalize Mrs. Frances Mary Whitney, which was
read a 1st time, and the Rule regarding the pas-
Page of Bills being suspended, it was read a 2nd
time and committed.
Mr. T. F. J. Tucker in the Chair.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
ment and it was adopted and ordered to be en.
On motion of Mr. Dill the order for considering
the Bill to prevent Frauds in the shipment of Pro-
duce from Bermuda was discharged for the day.
The Attorney General moved (seconded by Mr.
Middleton) that the Report of the Colonial Sur-
veyor on the Public Works and Buildings, be set
down for consideration on the next day of meet-
Mr. Wadson raised a question that the motion
was out of order, which His Honor the Speaker
Adjourned to Monday.
THE EARTHQUAKE AT JAMAICA, 1692.
Letters Written by the Rector
possess a thrilling interest.
tor's name is unknown.
of Port Royal, which
Unfortunately the Rec-
June 22nd, 1692.
DEAR FRIE~D.-T doubt not but you have heard
of the dreadful calamity that hath befallen this Is-
land, by a terrible earthquake on the 7th instant,
which hath thrown down almost all the houses,
churches, sugar mills, works and bridges in this
On-Wednesday, the 7th, I had been at prayers,
which I did every day since I was Rector of Port
Royal, to keep up some show of religion among a
most ungodly and debauched people; and was gone
to a place near the church, where merchants used
to meet, and where the President of the Council
then was. To this gentleman's friendship, under
the direction of the gracious and overruling will of
Providence, I ascribe my own happy, and I may say
miraculous, escape; forby his pressing instances I
was prevailed upon to decline an invitation which I
had before accepted, to dine with Capt. Rudend,
whose house upon the first concussion sunk into the
sea, and with it his wife, his children, himself, and all
that were with him, who every soul perished in this
general, this dreadful devastation. Had I been of
the number of his guests, my fate had been involved
in theirs. But to return: We had scarce dined at
the President's before I felt the earth begin to heave
and roll under me. Said I, Lord, sir! What's
this?' He replied composedly, 'It is an earth-
quake, be not afraid, it will soon be over,' but it in-
creased, and we heard the Church and tower fall;
upon which we ran to save our lives. I quickly
lost him, and made towards Morgan's Fort, which
being a wide, open place, I thought to be there se-
cure from the falling houses ; but as I made towards
it, I saw the earth open and swallow up a multitude
of people, and the sea then mounting in upon us
over the fortifications.
I then laid aside all thoughts of escaping, and
resolved to make towards my own lodgings, there to
meet death in as good a posture as I could. From
the place where I was forced to cross and run through
two or three narrow streets, the houses and walls fell
on each side of me ; some of the bricks came rolling
over my feet, but none hurt. When I came to my
lodgings I found all things in the order I had left
them. I then went to my balcony to view the street
in which our house stood, and I saw never a house
down there, nor the ground so much as cracked.
The people seeing me, cried out to come and pray
with them. When I came into the street every one
laid hold on my clothes and embraced me, so
that I was almost stifled with kindness. I persuaded
them at least to kneel down and make a large ring,
which they did. I prayed with them near an hour,
when I was almost spent with the heat of the sun
and the exercise. They then brought me a chair,
the earth working all the while with new motions
and trembling, like the rolling of the sea, in so*
much that, when I was at prayers, I could hardly
keep upon my knees. By that time I had been half
an hour longer with them, setting before them their
sins and heinous provocations, and seriously exhort-
ing them to repentance, there came merchants of
the place who desired me to go on board some ship
in the harbour and refresh myself, telling me that
they had a boat to carry me off. I found that the
sea swallowed up the wharf, and all the goodly brick
houses upon it, most of them as fine as those at
Cheapside, and two entire streets beyond that.
From the tops of some houses which laid level'
With the water I first got into a canoe, and then in
a long boat which put me on board a ship called the
"Siam Merchant." There I found the President
safe, who was overjoyed to see me. I continued in
it that night, but could get no sleep for the returns
of the earthquake almost every hour, which made
all the guns of the ship to jar and rattle.
Next day I went from ship to ship, to visit those
who were bruised and dying; also to do the last
office at the sinking of several corpses which came
floating from the Point. This, indeed, has been my
sorrowful employment ever since I came on board
this ship. Besides, the people being so desperately
wicked, it makes me afraid to stay in the place, for
every day this terrible earthquake happened as soon as
night came on. A company ot lewd rogues, whom they
call privateers, fell to breaking open warehouses,
and houses deserted, to rifle their neighbours, while
the earth trembled under them, and the houses tell on
some of them in the dell, and those audacious women
who remained still upon the place are as impudent
and drunken as ever. I have been twice on shore
to pray with bruised and dying people, where I met
too many drunk and swearing. I did not spare
them, nor the magistrates who had suffered wick-
edness to grow to such a height. I have, bless GOD,
to the best of my skill and power, discharged my
duty in this place. In the last sermon, I believe, in
the Church, I set before them what would be the
issue of their impenitence and wickedness so clearly,
that they have since acknowledged it was more like
a prophecy than a sermon.
I had, I confess, an impulse in me to do it, and
many times I have preached in this pulpit things
which I never premeditated at home, and could not,
methought, do otherwise.
The day when all this befel us was very clear, and
afforded not the suspicion of the least evil, but in the
space of three minutes, about half an hour after 11
in the morning, Port Royal, then the fairest town of
the English plantations-the best emporium and
mart of this part of the world, rich, plentiful, of all
good things-was broken and shattered to pieces,
sunk into and covered, for the greatest part by the
sea. Few of the houses are left whole, and every
day we hear them fall. I came on board this ship,
in order to return home; but the people are so im-
portunate with me to stay, I know not what to say
to them. I must undergo great hardships if I con-
tinue here, the country being broken all to pieces and
dissettled; but it looks very unnatural to leave them
in their distress; and therefore whatsoever I suffer
I will not have such a blame lie at my door; so I am
resolved to stay a year longer.
In a second letter dated June 22, 1692, he says:-
"Ever since that fatal day, the most terrible that I
had in my life, I have lived on board a ship; for the
shaking of the earth returns every now and then.
Yesterday we had a very great earthquake, but it
seems less terrible on board ship than on shore.
Yet I ventured to Port Royal no less than three
times, among the shattered houses, to bury the dead,
pray with the sick, and christen the children.
Sunday last I preached among them in a tent, the
houses which remained being so shattered that I
durst not venture into them. The people are over-
joyed to see me among them, and wept bitterly as I
I hope by this terrible judgment, GOD will make
them reform their lives, for there was not a more
ungodly people on the face of the earth.
It was a sad sight to see this harbour, one of the
fairest I ever saw, covered with dead bodies of peo-
ple of all conditions, floating up and down without
urial, for our burying place was destroyed by the
earthquake which dashed to pieces tombs, and the
sea washed the carcases of those who have been
buried out of their graves. We have had accounts
from several parts of this Island, but none suffered
like Port Royal, whose whole streets with their in-
habitants were swallowed up by the opening of the
earth, which when shut up upon them squeezed the
people to death, and in that manner several are left
with their heads above ground, while others are cov-
ered with dust and earth by the people who yet re-
mained in the place, to avoid the stench.
Thus I have told you a long story, and GOD knows
what may happen yet. I am afraid to say, and yet
know not how, in point of my conscience, at such a
junction to quit my station.
The name of Captain Rudend," mentioned in the
former letter as having perished with his wife and
family, is probably a clerical or typographical error,
for Captain Rudings, who is mentioned in the jour-
nals in 1688 as joint factor to the Royal African Com-
pany, with Charles Penhallow, who had been Re-
ceiver General and was member for Saint John in
1686, Penhallow and Ruding both resided in Port
Royal, and the former, by his will dated 28th Deer.
1690, left 20 to the poor of that parish.
The following remarkable inscription has been in-
scribed both by Edwards and Bridges, but incorrect-
ly in the date of death and of minor matters: -At
Greenbay, in the parish of St. Catherine, opposite the
town of Port Royal, on a brick tower, having a
white marble slab, Super Incumbent'-arms a cock
between two mullets, no chief, and a 'crescent case,
crest on an Esquire'si helmet; a plume, motto-
Dien Surtout.' Here lies the body of Lewis Galdy,
Esqr., who departed this life at Port Royal, on the
22nd December 1739, aged 80. He was born at
Montpelier, in France, but left that country for his
religion, and came to settle in this island, where he
was swallowed up by the great earthquake, in the
year 1692; and, by the providence of GOD, was, by
another shock, thrown into the sea, and was mirac-
ulously saved by swimming until a boat took him up.
He lived many years after in great reputation, be-
loved by all who knew him, and much lamented at
Mr. Galdy was an affluent merchant of Port Royal,
member for St. Mary 1707; Port Royal, 1708; St.
George 1712; Port Royal, in 1713, 1714 and 1715
and for St. Ann, 1718.
Copied from the Jamaica Guardian of Saturday,
1st May, 1869.
aM ilch OW,
Quiet and kind in every respect. Calf just off.
Sold for no fault whatever.
Further particulars apply at the Store of W.
BLUCK, ESQR., to
Hamilton, Jutie 11, 1877.
To Illustrate the Eastern Question.
On Sale at the Royal Gazette" Stationery
Hamilton, May 29th, 1877.
P IMMEL'S CHOICE PERFUMERtY patron-
ised by all the world.
RIMMEL'S IHLANG IHLANG,VANDA, HENNA, JOCKEY
CLUB, FRANGIPANE and other Perfumes of exquisite
RIMMRL'S LAVENDER WATER distilled from Mit-
RIMMEL'S TOILET VINEGAR, celebrated for its
useful and sanitary properties.
RIMMEL'S EXTRACT OF LIAE JUICE AsO GLYCIE
RINE, the best preparation for the Hair especially
in warm climates.
RIMMEL'S DUGONU OIL SOAP, perfumed with Aus-
RIMMEL'S GLYCERINE HONEY, WINDSOR, and
other Toilet Soaps.
RuMMEL'S ROSE WATER, COSTUME AND FLORAL
CRACKERS, very amusing for Balls and Parties.
RIMMEL'S VIOLET, RosE LEAF, RICE, and other
A Liberal allowance to Shippers.
EUGENE RIMMEL, Perfumer to H R H the Prin-
cess of Wales, 96 Strand ; 1N8 Regent
Street, and 24 Cornhill, London ; 16
Boulevard des Italiens, Paris; and 27
King's Road, Brighton.
Sold by alkPerfumery Venders.
Potatoes, Oniols sand
For which highest market prices will be paid.
JOHN F. BURROWS.
lamilton, 2nd April, 1877.
Private oawrd 'Lodgi g*
Ladies and Gentlemen,
:EMS. E. A. EWMAN,
Stone Haven, Reid. Street,
Novr. 6, 1876.-tf
Win. James teney,
INI U )A
S T A -;L IS.
DANIEL G. LANE -
Branch Establishment, St. George.
T HE Proprietor of the above Es-
tablishment having just returned by the
" Canima" from New York, and brought with
him a number of NEW CARRIAGES and
Stylish YOUNG HORSES to add to his already
well selected Stock, begs to thank the Public of
Bermuda generally for their past Patronage and
hopes for a continuance cf the same.
Strangers visiting the Islands are particularly
requested to call and give the above Establish-
ment a trial before going elsewhere.
Hamilton, Sept. 19th, 1876.
NEAR NAVAL CRICKET FIELD,
E. Crawly (Mail Contractor,)
Horses and Carriages, (with Experienced Dri-
vers,) obtainable at all hours on accommoda-
October 24th, 1876.
Highest Centennial Award.
rfHEK Judges in the report said: "It seems
undisputed that WEBER has distanced all
competition, and must be to-day recognized as the
Piano-maker par excellence of the world, and the
musical jury has but stamped the seal of the
American Centennial Exhibition upon the gener-
ally awarded verdict of every vocalist and musi-
cian by the award which gives the medal to A.
WEBER, of New York, for sympathetic, fine and
rich tone combined with greatest power as shown
in three styles, Grand, Square and Upright Pi-
anos, which show intelligence and solidity in
their construction, a pliant and easy touch, which
at the same time answers promptly to its re-
quirements, together with excellence of work-
One of these Instruments can be seen and
Catalogues obtained by applying t)
E. J. YOUNG,
Sole Agent for Bermuda.
Hamilton, March 17, 1877.-6m
One of the above Instruments for Sale, and
can be seen by applying at the Store of
BELL & YOUNG.
March 6, 1877.
Reid Street, West of" Royal Gazette" Office.
Office I lours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton, October 26th, 1876.
F 7 r. -
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
Carrying the United States
from New York
ON TIU E'S DAY
MONTANA sails June 12, at 3 p.m.
IDA HO sails June 19, at Noon.
WYOMING sails July 3, at 10 a.m.
WISCONSIN sails July'17, at 10 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Ber-
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
WILLIAMS & GUION,
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, May 24, 1877.
New Year's Stock
FOR PRESEA TS,-AT LO W
WATCH ES CLOCKS
JEWELRY (English and American)
Solid SILVER Silver PLATED WA RE
Pearl, Bone and liair GOODS
Making in all as suitable a collection for the
public as amy ever offered before.
C. S. WHITTElR,
Next west Gazette" Office.
Ilamiilon, December 18, 1876.
Eau" of Dr. H oltz for
T HilIS WATER is of an entirely vegetable
composition, and its use is quite inof-
Thanks to this peculiar quality which gives it
no rival, DR. lorLTZ's Hair Dye has not the
disadvantage of the other preparations which
give to the hair ar unnatural vulgarly color.
Guided by his medical knowledge and his
great chemical experiences, Dmi. HOLTZ has
succeeded in the discovery of plants, which give
the richest balsamic dyeing and curative essen.
ces, and it is by this study that he succeeded t3
compound a dye which may be styled as the
IRegenerator by excellence of the chevelure.
GENERAL WAREHOUSE, IN PARIS,
La Correspondance Parisienne,
4 Rue de la ITacherie, 4.
Proleclion aegais1t FIlRE
AT THIE MOST MODERATE RATES
Can be obtained from the
PHOENIX INSURANCE COMPANY
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices in Great Britain,
Through the BRANCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on !REAL and PERSONAL
I'ROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no CtIARGE lor Policies.
N. A. BUTTERFIELD,
Hamilton, September 9th, 1865.
y'ATCHES for Ladies, Watches forGen-
tiemen, Watches for Boys, in gold or
silver cases, at prices to suit all, at CHILD'S.
J. kN 11. TKIINSON'S
celebrated for nearly a century past, is of the very
best English manufacture. For its purity and great
excellence it has obtained the following
EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDALS,
LONDON, 1862. PARIS, 1867. CORDOVA, 1872.
LIMA, 1872. VIENNA, 1873.
ATKINSON'S CHOICE PERFUMES
For the Handkerchief,
White Rose, Frangipanne, Ylang Ylang, Stephano..
tis, Opopanax, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
let. And all other odours, of the
finest quality only.
TiI E BLOOD! THE BLOOD!
THE BLOOD !
World Famed Blood Mixture.
,IjOR CLEANSING and CLEARING the BLOOD from
' ALL IMPURITIES, whether arising from youth.
ful indiscretion or any other cause, cannot be too
highly recommended. It
Cures Old Sores
Cures Ulcerated Sores in the Neck
Cures Ulcerated Sore Legs
Cures Blackheads or Pimples on Face
Cures Scurvy Sores
Cures Cancerous Ulcers
Cures Blood and Skin Diseases
Cures Glandular Swellings
Clears the Blood from all Impure Matter, from
whatever cause arising.
As this mixture is pleasant to the taste and war-
ranted free from mercury-which all pills and most
medicines sold for the above diseases contain-the
Proprietor solicits sufferers to give it a trial to test
Thousands of Testimonials from all Parts.
Sold in Bottles 2s. 3d. each and in Cases,contain-
ing 6 Bottles, Is. each, sufficient to effect a per.
manontcure in long standing cases, by all Chemists
and Patent Medicine Vendors; or sent to any
address on receipt of 27 or 132 stamps, by
F J CLARKE, Chemist, High Street, LINCOLx.
BAOCLAY & SONS, LONDON, ANq ALL THEWHOLESALI.
BRONZE MEDAL AT THE
Universal Exhibition of Paris 1855,
Bronze Medal at the Exhibition of Trie3te, 1871,
Silver Medal at the Exhibition of Havre, 1868,
Silver Medal at the Exhibition of Paris, 1872,
Gold Medal at the Exhibition of Lyons, 1872,
Diploma of honor at the Maritime Exhibition, Pa-
S ris, 1875
| MUSTARDD PAPER
FOR SINAPISMS OR PLASTERS,
Adopted by the Hospitals of Pars, Field
and Military Hospital, by the
English Royal Navy and
the French National
To retain the whole of the properties of Mustard
in its powdered state and to obtain easily in a few
moments a decided result with the smallest possible
quantity of the remedy, are the problems which M.
Rigollot has solved in the most conclusive and sa-
tisfactory manner. Rigollot's Sinapism in leaves
will, therefore, be found ii every family, for the
prompt action obtained by it in many cases of emer-
gency renders it an invaluable remedy for various
(Signed) A. BOUCHARDAT
Annuairetherapentique ann6e 1868, p. 2044
The precious quality of Rigollot's Paper in cases
of great gravity, is that of acting very rapidly. It is
in important Healing Agent. To children, weak,
and nervous persons, I strongly recommend the-fol-
lowing method of graduating the action of the plas-
ter according to the will or condition of the patients
viz., to put one, two, or three leaves of wet blot-
ting paper between the Sinapism and the skin.
An old piece of fine linen may also be employed
instead of blotting paper.
MANUFACTORY AND WAREHOUSE, AVENUE VICTORIA,
24 PARIs,-and by all respectable Chemists.
W. 0. F. BASCOME, M.D.,
REID STREET, HAKILTON.
SBrown Windsor Soap
Glycerine Cold Oream
Pure Glycerine Soap
SoAPs Marshmallow Soap
Elder Flower Soap
Carbolic Acid and Glycerine
EXTRACTS FOR THE Jockey Club Bouquet
HANDKERCHIEF Extract of Ylangilang
rEss. Boquet, &c., &c.
POMADES Crystal Oream
Exquisite Pomade, &c., h.
Saponaceous Tooth Powder, Violet Powder,
Rosemary and Cantherides Hair Wash,
Toilet Vinegar, and every description of Toilet
33, RD LIoN ROAD, OLBORNE LONDO.
Depot-PA a s.
So LMac u WtCK-J ULY, 1877.
tiua'nsonu, s l"woriu wa r tr
A most fragrant Perfume, distilled from the choicest
ATKINSON'S QUININE HAIR LOTIONS. -. --- Tide. REMARKS.
A very refreshing Wash which stimulates the skin 0
to a healthy action and promotes the growth of the ris. sets.
ETHEREAL ESSENCE OF LAVENDER. 24 Tu 5 13 6 59 14 6 42
A powerful Perfume distilled from the finest flowers 25 We 5 14 6 58 15 7 30 Fl. Mn.83b,0ma.m.
26 Th 5 15 6 57 16 8 18 Quarter Court
ATKINSON'S QUININE TOOTH POWDER 27 Fri 5 15 6 57 17 9 6 St. Anne
VIOLET POWDER, MACASSAR OIL, GLY- 7 Sat5 1 6 56 18 9 54 ne
CERINE GREAM, e8 Sat 5 16 6 06 18 9 54
And other specialities and general articles of Per. 29 S 5 17 6 55 19 10 42 9th after Trinity
fumery may be obtained of all dealers throughout 0 Mo 5 18 6 54 20 11 30
the World, and of the Manufacturers -
6. & M. A T I O THE BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE is published
24, OLD BOND STREET, LONDON, W. every Tuesday by DoNALD M'PHEE' LEE,
Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent
PRICE LIST FREE ON APPLICATION. Majesty,
CAUTION.-Mesrss. J. & E. ATKINSON mann-
facture their articles of one and the best quality only
Purchasers are cautioned to avoid counterfeits by
observing that each article is labelled with the Firm
Trade Mark, "a White Rose on a Golden Lyre,"
printed in seven colours.
AT HIS OFFICE,
Northwest Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets,
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will be
printed at the shortest notice.-Agent
at St. Georges for the Royal Gazetle.
JAMES THIES, Esqr,, Post Master General.