BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 37.-Vol. L. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUES. 24s per Ann
Hamilton Bermuda, Tveday, September I I, 1 877.
TENDERS will be received at the
COLONIAL SUR-VEYOR'S OFFICE, until
The 13th Instant,
From Persons desirous of Tendering
for the Supply of about 830 Yards Cube of
Hard Stone Rubble,
And about 100 Yard Cube of
Solt S fonae RPaBBL.,
To be delivered on the Causeway Road, in such
quantities as may be required from time to
Parties Tendering are requested to state the
Price per Yard Cube.
Hamilton, 3rd Sept., 1877.
T[ENDERS will be received at the
COLONIAL SURVEYOR'S OFFICE, until
The 13th Instant,
From Persons desirous of Tendering
Building of a Causeway,
For the present Wooden Bridge, Causeway
Road, near the Blue Hole.
Parties Tendering are requested to state the
Price per Yard lineal and will be required to
find all materials, viz :-Stone Blocks, Building
Stone, Cement, Lime, Scaffolding, Scows,
Boats, &c., that may be required for the con-
struction of this work.
"The COLONIAL SURVEYOR does not bind
himself to accept the lowest or any Tender.
PLANS and SPECIFICATION and all further
information can be obtained on application at
the Colonial Surveyor's Office.
Hamilton, 3rd Sept., 1877.
TENDERS will be received at the
COLONIAL SURVEYOR'S OFFICE until
The 13th Instant,
From Persons Desirous of Tender-
ing for Repairing the
From junction of South Road near Captain
W. Peniston's to the Public Wharf Tucker's
Parties Tendering are requested to state the
Price per Yard lineal.
The COLONIAL SURVEYOR does not bind
himself to accept the lowest or any Tender.
SPECIFICATION and all further information
can be obtained on application at the Coloni-
al Surveyor's Office.
Hamilton, 3rd Sept., 1877.
New lMillinery (& Dressmaking
M r s. J a m e s a y
.Begs to inform the Public in gene-
ral that she has opened a
Under the Residence of D. E. SEON, Esqr.,
A portion of the Public Patronage
Hamilton, Sept. 4th, 1877.-3
W. O. 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-
BRIEL, Ludgate Hill, Lcndon.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
CORALITE TOOTH PASTE, for Cleansing
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
WHITE GUTTA PERCHIA ENAMEL, fur
Stopping decayed Teeth
OSTEO-ENAMIEL STOPPING, warranted to
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
ODONTALGIQUE ELIXIR, celebrated
Hamiltou, March 26th, 1877.
Education! Education Li
r[HE SCllOOL in connection with B. M. B.
Association, under the management of T.
T. DAVS, Esqr., M.A., of Sackville, N.B.,
iTILL ERL E'-PEf
Members of Institution, as well as non-Mem-
bers, will do well to avail themselves of toe ad-
vantages afforded at this Seminary.
Scale of Charges-a reasonable reduction being
made when two or more children are sent from
one family-made known on application to the
B. E. DICKINSON,
Trea. School Committee.
Hamilton, August 31, 1877.
No. 26, Front Street.
TiHI -: De o SIGN ED
Offers for Sale,
A good Assortment of
Together with many useful Articles for Family
use, as well as
SPADES FORKS HOES
Sheet, Bar and Rod IRON
GLASS PUTTY PAINTS and 011O
Carpenter's, Masons and other TOOL, (
Toilet SETS T'lIN \VWARE,
Please call in and Examine my Stock.
SAMUEL A. MASTERS
Hamilton, 27th Aug., 1877.-3
i. H. DU E DgDE s
Will be ready for delivery on MONDAY Next,
lie also notifies the general Public that he has
opened at the MIIRROR, better known as
S. Chapman's Store,
General Dry Goods,
CLOTHING, BOOTS AND SHOEIES,
All of the best quality and at the Cheapest Rates.
R. H. DUERDEN.
Hamilton, August 27th, 1877.-3
Required at B. 1M.
3 Shipw rights,
Wages 7/6 per Diem, for two Months.
None but good Woikmen need apply.
Application to be made at SHIPWRIGHT'S
3rd Sept., 1877.
11 H E Undersigned having re-
ceived a IPatent CIIIMNEY SWEEF-
ING MACHINE from New York, is prepared
At Moderate Rates in any part of the Island.
Hamilton, April 2nd, 1877.
To be Let,
To an approved Tenant, with im-
f, The D weffigi' honse,
In this Town lately occupied by the Revd.
George H. S. Bell.
Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, July 23rd, 1877.
To Return Direct.
timber, Laths, Shingles N 0 TI C E
BOX JVM TER1IL A l Persons having DEMAN DS against the
BJOX .I T JIT Ai~lL^ A late ARCl111BAI) GRE1 [G DAIHRlI ELL,
Schrs. James Slater, Brunette, of Warwick Parish, ae requested to forward the
S lle Peris i7ame to the Undersigned on or before 15th Sep-
and Ellen Perkins. tembci, 1877.S
J. S. DARRE LL.
IE Undersigned offer the following on the ar wick, August 27th, 1877.
wharf, in Store, and to arrive
PCH PINE --Scantling and S something much to be
Plank 2, 5 2 Admired!!!
1,) x3,4x 3,6x2-,6x2,)5x 2j,5x2,
a x 2, 3 x 1U, 1, 14. ', and 2 x 12.
WHITE PINE LUMBER-clear
1, 1\-, 1, 2 and 4 inch
L kTHS-57 inches in length for
48 inch Ditto
ONION BOX MATERIAL-7
x 16 x 24 14 Slats to the Box
Slats planed, clean and newly manufactured,
'rTO1 \TO BOX ENDS
S. S. INGHIAM & CO.
August 18th, 1877.
Ex Brigt. Rover' from Barbados,
100 1ls. iViuscovado
10 Casks MOLASSES
50 Bls. Sweet PO'TATOES.
For Sale by
S. S. INGHAM & CO,
July 10th, I877.*
lhe cheapest Groceries can be ob-
Also a Small Lot of
DRY GOODS, q
Say, Cotton SHI'-ETING, beautiful CA LI-
COES, Men's SOCKS, FANS, &c.. &c.
And, a lot Cheap SLIPPERS and SHOES.
Prices to suit every one.
Last, but not least, Little Harry's Odourless
Safety Night LAMP," costs but a fraction of a
penny per night to use it. Chimney and shade
combined in one, entirely free from odours
while hunting, andd absolutely safe.
Hamilton, Aug. 21, 1877.
P Boots & Shoes.
AT TH1L LE 1A STILNU,
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 Price? for the CASH only.
Hamilton, June 21st, 1877.
That very Desirable and Conve-
In Reid Street, IHamilton, known as STONIV-
IAVEN," with Stables, Coach House, &c.
MR. M. S. HUNT,
Sept. 3rd, 1877.
A Superior Cottage
By CRAMER & Co.
Made for the climate-Price, 32.
Apply at the Rectory,
0,. 0). UNscOVE, Master, St. George's.
Will Sail for the above Port on or September 1, 1877.
about the V aintcd.
abolitlho W anted.
24th September next, __
Offering for Freight and Passengers at cus- G 0 0 D C 0 0 K u
toerary rates. Apply to Captain STANLEY CREEK,
B., I W. dLKiER 4. Co., Brigade Major, ZEolia, near Prospect.-Good
Agents. t wages given.
Hamilton, August 27th, 177. [Sept. lst, 1877.
Something, in Reality,
Now is the time to obtain one of
the Cheapest and be-t Devotional and Pictorial
Prices to suit Rich and Poor so that none
need he deprived of the Valuable and Explana-
tory matter they contain.
The Child's Bible.
The above Books can be had at Publishers'
Prices, by Subscription, through the Under-
JOHN H1. T. JACKSON,
August 27th, 1877. Agent for N. P. Co.
The Undersigned Offer
Hhds. Tierces and Barrels
Choice S U G 1 .,
Ex Rover," from Demerara.
ALSO, IN STORE,
COtN and BRAN
& Rosendale CEM ENTS
Their usual Stock of
CH VOICE LUMBER,
For CASIl only.
S S. INGHAM & CO.
Hamilton, 26th June, 1877.
Notice of Reioval.
TH E Undersigned begs to inform
his Patrons and the Public generally that
he h.s removed his
Carriage and Iiqaries
from his old Stand in Reid Street, to FRONT
STREET, over the Store of If. R. IIUNT,
CARRIAGES Painted and Trimmed in al
the latest .Styles. FURNITURlE Upho'stered
and MAT DRESSES made.
All Orders sent to the above Establishment
will be executed with neatness and despatch.
C. W. G3UATLETT.
Front Street, I hamilton, June 25, 1877.
'Teneriffe Onion Seed.
THE Undersigned has assumed
the Agency of the late ,MR. JOIIN D.
And expects to receive the usual Supply of that
Article in September next.
O 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 Se'ison open at Office of
S. S. INGH[AM & CO.
W. E. TA LBOrT.
Hamilton, April 14th, 1877.
1 THE HOUSE
(Either furnished or not) and Property known
as ROSE COTTAG[I'," or "GOVER-
NO R'S COT'TAGE," St. Georges.
The iHouse is in good repair, and comprises
Drawing-room, Dining-room, 4 Bed-tooms, 2
Dressing-roo-.;s, a Nursery, Kitchen, Larder
and servants' Hall.
There are between I and 2 Acres of LAND,
a well stocked GARDEN, STABLE, COACH
August 13th, 1877.
RElGINALD GRAY, ESQR,,
Or MAJOR TRENCH,
S IHE PUBLIC ARE HEREBY INFORMED
S that the Bridges over the Causeway (par-
ticularly No. 1 Bridge, West) are unsafe in
consequence of the rottenness of the Timbers.
6th Aug., 1877.
A Good Plain COO 0 K,
Wages 20/. Iteferences Required.
ADnlv Gnazta" Offlo..
"a jnlvqu" I I If', f; t'.
Sept. 4th, 1877.
FOR LI IE RIPOOL,
CALLING AT QULPINSTOWN,
Carrying the United States Mail
from New York
MONTANA sails Sept. IH, at 8 a.m.
NEVADA sails Sept. 18, at 2-30 p.m.
IDAHIO sails Sept. 25, at7 a.m.
VWYOMING sails Octr 2, at 1-30 a m.
WISCONSIN sails Octr. 9, at 7 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Ollicers, 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, Aug. 30th, 1877.
Madeira Onion Seed.
lHE Subscriber has received from Madeira
via London, a few Bottles of Choice
,AZrLY WIITE" at usual price per bottle,
Dos PEORo-a few sample vials only at 3/.
These Onions are highly recommended, bein4
of rapid growth and coming early to maturity.
For sale (by permission) at the Stores of
Messrs. Gosling Bros.
HENRY A. SMITH.
Hamilton, 15th August, 1877.-2m
Immediate possession given,
The Photograph Gallery
(50 feet x 16,)
At the corner of Burnaby and Church Streets.
For terms, &e., apply to
Hamilton, August 7, 1877.
BULL'S HEAD LIVERY
DANIEL G. LANE Proprietor.
Branch Establishment, St. George.
T H "E 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.
amnihton, Sept. P9th, 1876.
W. 0. F, BAS00ME, M.D.,
REID STREET, HAMIILTON.
Wanted Immediately a good
Apply at No. 1, PRINCE ALFRED TERRACE,
August 27, 1877.
BE RUDA ROYAL GAZETTE E.
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
Sep. 3 30-020
September 11, 1877.
Proceedings of the Legislative
Friday, 7th September, 1877.-Pursuant to ad- t
journment the House met.
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
4" James H. Trimingham,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Receiver General.
S Randal Eden Webster, Colonial
Secretary. P I
The Senior Member present took the Chair.
The following Resolves were brought up from
the House of Assembly and severally read the first
A Resolve, providing 120 for the purposes of
the Bermuda Library,
A Resolve, appropriating 482 5/for certain,
repairs and renovations to Government House and
Buildings and the approaches thereto.
The Resolve, providing compensation for clothes
belonging to seamen of the Barque Sir G. F. ey.
mour which were burnt by order of the Health
Officer, was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honorable Eugenius Harvey in the Chair.,
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve without a.
The House adopted the Report.
The Resolve providing for the cost of keeping,
cleaning and repairing of the Pilotage Buoys and
Beacons, was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honorable James H. Trimingham in the
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve without a-
The House adopted the Report.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, 11th inst., at 11-30.
Abstract of the Proceedings oJ the Honorable
House of Assembly.
^Friday, 7th September.-Mr. Fraser moved that
the Bill for granting supplementary aid to the
Ministers of Religion-be now read a second time.
The Attorney General moved that the said Bill
be read a second time this day six months-which
Ayes 19-Messrs. S C Bell, R J P Darrell, T N
Dill, J Fowle, S B Gray, E H Gosling, T H Gilbert,
S A Harvey, H G Hunt, T W Mercer, T D Mid-
dleton, WS Masters, SC Outerbridge, TJ Pearman,
S Saltus, T F J Tucker, R Tynes, W H Wilkinson,
T J Wadson.
Nays 9-Messrs. F M Cooper, N J Darrell, R D
Fraser, W J Frith, J Harnett, T A Outerbridge, J
W Pearman, E Peniston, J N Smith. I
The Bill to provide for the establishment of a
Board of Public Works, was read a second time.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved the 1st clause.
Mr. Dill moved to strike out all before the word
the" in the fifth line of section 1 and insert the
"There shall in future be a Board of Public
Works to be appointed in the same manner as tht
Board of Roads is appointed,"-and to strike oue
the word "said" where it first occurs in the ele-
venth line of said section.
The Hous resumed.
The Chairman obtained leave to sit again.
The Bill entitled "An Act to continue the Act
granting a Salary to the Speaker of the House of
Assembly," was read a third time and passed.
The order for the consideration of the Revenue
Officer's Salary Bill$ was carried over to the next
day of meeting.
The Petition of certain Medical Practitioners re-
lating to the protection of the Profession, was read
Mr. W. S. Masters in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that the prayer of
the Petition be granted and that it be recommended
to the House to order a Bill to be brought in to
prohibit persons from practising as Physicians or
Surgeons in these Islands before producing satis-
factory evidence of their Professional qualification.
The House resumed and adopted the Resolution
of the Committee
Adjourned to Wednesday next.
The Revenue Officers Salary Bill.
St. David's Light House.
Ships Survey Bill.
For next meeting but one:
Clergy Act, 1869, continuing Bill,
Board of Works Bill.
CUSTOM HOUSE.-HAM ILTON.
Sept. 5-Brigt. Excelsior, Mayor, New York; assorted
cargo to S. S. lngham & Co.
7-Schr. Union, Trip, Whaling Cruise ; 60 bls. sperm
oil.-Agents, B. W. Walker & Co.
10---chr. Fanny Fern, Winsor, London; goods for
neerchants and government stores.-Agent, T. F. J.
Sept. 5-Mail Steamer Canima, Whitter, New York.
7-Schr. Ellen Perkins, Mitchell, Georgia.
8-Brigt. T. H. A. Pitt, Ingham, Liverpool, N.S.
CUS tiOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
Sept. 3-Barque Eliza Barss, Vesey, New York; 96
oxen, 75 bls. meal and bales hay, to Trott & Cox.
7-Schr. Carrie Saunders, Saunders, St. John, N.B. ;
69,300ft. lumber, 20 boxes herrings, to J. S. Darrell.
Royal Mail Steamer Beta, Shaw, Halifax; Mail of
21st ult., and an assorted cargo.-Agent, J. M.
Sept. 7-Royal Mail Steamer Beta, Shaw, St. Thomas;
rnails'and 144 pkgs. imdse. ex Canima."
stain not his reputation but his appearance.
Such strong lovers of mirth, as a rule, are of
healthy, robust nature, which engenders a good ar
petite; and I would even go so far as to believe
that Lancet," with, as he states, his doubts an
misgivings as to the quantity which he ought t
consume of this doubtful import for an ordinary
meal, was confidingly implicit, honest, and unex
aggerating in his doubts, which it is to be presum
ed forced themselves more on his notice after th
gourmandizing of a 4 lb. tin than his foresigl.
would induce conviction when about to open on(
This quantity must evidently have been enough
even for him, and the laugh which he hoped t
raise against N.C.O., A.S.C." may have been born
at his own expense on a former occasion.
Now, I take it, this is a question fraugl-
with much importance; and one as well which
should be approached with a befitting gravity ; an
although merchants and others may have quite
stock of corned beef on hand, it would appear a
incredulous absurdity that any man of common
sense would willingly jeopardize his own state c
health through pure and undeserved philanthrop
in behalf of our merchants,-who, I doubt not, at
well able to recoup themselves from other sources-
or willingly enhance the dissemination of a foo
against which there is a record of more than on
condemnatory medical opinion of late
Impartially, I should say that "N.C.O.'s" cas
of alleged poisoning is fully borne out by facts, an
it would seem a natural impulse on his part to giv
it publicity; and I dare assert of Lancet" or Fia
Justitia" that if they were asked at this momen
either collectively or singly to give a proof of their
belief in the wholesomeness of this article of die
by sampling say 40 tins from the leading stores, a
their leisure and not at a "square" meal, the'
would beg to be excused, or they might refuse eve:
with the assistance of the members of their fama
lies other than perhaps their mothers-in-law, whon
they are generally ready to suggest as a sacrifice
in the approved style. Poor mothers-in-law! poo
gravity, wisdom and profound conceit !!
September 8, 1877.
A CRICKET MATCHII will take place to-day Tuesday,
at Prospect-THE BAND vs. F. COMPANY, 46th Regt.-
The Band will attend at 4-30 and perform a selection
o oared Gigs, Carrier and Vesper, rowed by womei
y (blue and red jackets)--distance 1 mile; won easi
- ly by the Vesper (blue jackets).
. FOURTH, GREASY POLE FEAT.-Many attempt
e were made to reach piggy, but all failed except
t youth named Robert Ball, who, on a fifth attempt
. reach the cage containing piggy and a purse, seize(
a it as his prize and tumbled into the water.
o FIFTH-THE DUCK CHASE afforded considerable
e amusement. Duck, B. C. Simmons; caught b3
Robert and Daniel Ball.
it THE NAVAL REGATTA, as advertised in our last is
1 sue, came off on Saturday last, and was quite a success
1 Six boats started. The Alice steered by Captain Dodd
aaIxn;e -9-. 71 1 a-u 1ne 1auyf -I -, vy T--+ P-f-Ly
Cacme in first ; and thie -Ewily, steered by Lieut. ynI2,
second. The Pearl brought up the rear.
RAINFALL, AUGUST 1877.
1 0.09 17 0-40
2 0-63 18 0-19
3 0-01 19 0-00
4 1-89 20 0-00
5 0-49 21 0-07
6 0-49 22 0-17
7 0-48 23 1-86
8 0-03 24 0-00
9 0-20 25 0-12
10 0"00 26 0-00
11 0-00 27 0-00
12 0-00 28 0-00
13 0-00 29 0-00
14 003 30 0-00
15 0-47 31 0-94
16 0-28 --
Total 8-84 Ins
Rainfall August, 1876........................1-52 Ins
Average Rainfall in August for 7 years 445 Iis
1870, to 1876 Inclusive................. 45 Is
In August 1874 the Rainfall was 11-30 Ins.
The English Mail of the 21st August.
n hardly be sufficient for an attack, since only a fe\
- days ago, when the Turks threatened Selvi, it be
came necessary to send reinforcements thither
s and these reinforcements necessitated the evacua
a tion of Statina in order to fill up the gap left ii
;, the Russian lines. If the 18,000 Roumanians wb
d crossed at Coralbra are to be placed under th
Prince of Roumania's orders and combined wit
e the Russian troops, it might be serious for Osma
y Pasha, as Plevna would then be threatened front
CONSTANTINOPLE, Sept. 2.-Osman Pasha tele
- graphs from Plevna on the 31st as follows :--" W
have made an' offensive reconnaissance in fore
, against the Russian fortified position at Plicha
(probably Pelishal of the maps), five miles east (
Plevna, and encountered the enemy half an hour'
march from Plichad. After two boar's desperate
fighting the enemy fled. We carried three redoubt
by assault and captured a great many horses an
arms. The Russians who numbered 30,000 los
heavily and we slightly.
LONDON, Sept. 2.-A Russian official despatc
dated Gorny Studeni, 1st, says :-" All is quiet tc
wards Rustchuk, Osman Bazar, Lofts.cha and Ba:
kan passes. There was fighting before Plevna o
August 31, from 8 in the morning until 4 in the al
ternoon. The Turks numbered 25,000, and wei
repulsed along the whole line. The Russian loi
LONDON, Sept. 1.--A strike of ten thousand
ton operatives commenced at Boston, England,
The backers of Robert Watson Boyd, of Gates-
bead, have agreed to match him to row Tricket for
500 a side and the championship of the world.
Boyd goes to Australia after his coming match with
Higgins for 400 and the championship of Eng-
arkentine Albion, McFarlane, Demerara; inward
cargo of flour, meal, &c.
-Schr. Carrie Saunders, Saunders, Antigua; 69,-
379ft. lumber, 20 boxes herrings, inward cargo.
arque The Frederick, Roop, Angier Point; inward
cargo of kerosene oil.
) ^-- The Eliza Barss for New York, to-morrow,
In the R. M. Steamer Beta from Halifax, on Thurs-
ay last-Miss E. Stewart, Miss F. Stewart, Miss
Vilkinson, Lieut. Davenport, R.A.. Mr. J. Nicholls,
L.N., Mr. and Mrs. Saml. Nelmes, Master S. Nelmes,
master Arthur Taylor, Mr. and Mrs. W. T. James,
[essrs. J. Scott, T. T. Davis, Samuel Parker. From
Ialifax for St. Thomas-Mr. and Mrs. Le Behan, two
children and nurse, Mr. E. W. Hendersholt. Second
gabin, Rev. E. Harper.
In the Excelsior from New York, Mr. Thomas Pitt.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, on Thursday last, for
New York-Mrs. Hodsdon, Miss Miles, Miss Emmie
'eniston, Messrs. B. E. Dickinson, Edwin E. Dickin-
on. J. H. Jackson, John Taylor, James Hodsdon.
nd Cabin, Mrs. Cornish. Steerage, C. Bell, W. Bur-
In the R. M. Steamer Beta for St. Thomas--Deck,
Victor Allier, John Silva.
In the -Rover for Barbados and Demerara on Satur-
lay last, Mr. and Mrs. J. H. T. Jackson and 3 child-
en, Miss Hunt, Miss Caroline da Triestus and Mr. E.
In the T. H. A. Pitt for Liverpool, N.S., on Sunday
ast, Mr. John T. Pitt.
The Barque Sir G. F. Seymour, Captain Watling-
ton, hence at London on 21st August, in 25 days.
The Steamer Greenwood, with Government Stores
for the Naval Yard, out 24 days from London via
Madeira, arrived on Sunday last.
The Schr. Fanny Fern, Captain Winsor, in 63 days
from London via Torbay, (where she put in to effect
some repairs,) arrived on Saturday last.
Prima -Donna, (192 tons) up at London for Bermuda
on last of August 11, but not on that of 18th.
TF...., H. Jennings, (361 tons) was up at Cardiff for
Bermuda August 13th.
Aura, (256 tons) cleared at Liverpool for Bermuda
The Royal Mail Steamer Beta may not arrive here
till Tuesday, should she be detained at St. Thomas one
day. as it is probable she will be for the Colon and Ja-
The Spanish Bark Resolida, and the American Brig-
antine Georgie Staples, both recently abandoned and
sold at these Islands, arrived hence at Halifax on the
1st instant. The R. was leaking very badly. Both
vessels were to go on the Marine Slip at Dartmouth
for extensive repairs preparatory to their being put
under the British Flag.
AN ACT OF INHUMANITY.-On the 17th June last,
a man in a most helpless state from sickness was
found on the beach south of the Light House, in
Southampton Parish. On the circumstance becom-
ing known to Wm. S. Masters, Esqr., who resides
in that neighborhood, he promptly took steps to
have him removed, his immediate wants attended to,
and measures taken for his future comfort and
care. He stated that his name was Richard Stamp,
and that he was landed from the. American Whal-
ing Schooner Union, Captain Trip, and that being
quite unable to do duty as cook, for which he had
shipped, he was put on shore by direction of the
Capt. Stamp it seems was suffering from Dropsy,
and could neither stand or set. A most successful
operation of tapping having been subsequently per.
formed by Dr. Park B. Tucker, Stamp is now quite
Captain Trip having arrived in his Schooner the
Union at this port on Wednesday last, C. M. Allen
Esqr., Consul for the United States of America ii
now investigating the matter.
On the evening of yesterday week the Bermudas
were visited by a severe thunder storm-the western
not so severely as the eastern portion--for we have
not heard of any injury being done in this neighbor-
hood, but at St. David's Island the Dwelling Housi
of Mr. Joseph Minors received a severe shock. Mr
Minors in a note to us, on the 4th says, that between
seven and eight o'clock on the evening previously hi
house was struck by lightning, and much shaken, am
that his wife and other members of his family wh
were in the house at the time, were injured-particu.
larly the former who was confined in consequence to he
bed. His Signal Staff standing near his dwelling
was went to pieces from top to bottom, and the eartn
much torn up.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette,
SIR,--I see we have a "question" at last, in th
shape of a Corned Beef Question, and although th
mortality resulting therefrom has not proved s
serious as the Eastern Question, still it also is
subject on which some strong assertions have bee:
based by N.C.O., A.S.C.," and some others take:
for granted in a facetious manner by Lancet" an
" Fiat Justitia."
Now it is just possible that the two latter ma
belong to those hardened "young bloods" of th
present day who would indulge in a guffaw at
ludicrous accident to their nearest relative and qui
even an aged grandfather if they could only b
eye-witness to that poor man, or hear of him, step
ping unconsciously on an orange peel lying care
lessly on the pavement, and measuring his length
on the latter ; and more especially would they in
dulge their risibility if poor gran'ther wb th
bearer of a can of milk, a basket of eggs, a quan
tity of flour, or other household necessity, likely t
PROSPECT GARRISON CROQUET CLUB.
A meeting of the above Club will take place (on this
occasion only) to-morrow, (Wednesday) at 4-30 P. M.
A full attendance is requested as some important mat-
ters will be brought before the meeting.-The Band of
the 46th Reg't. will ;"- '-.'.in the following:
1. M ARCH ..................Scotch.................Habicht.
2. OVERTURE........W.. illiam Tell .........Rossini.
3. SELECTION... .........Nabuctco.............Verdi.
5. SELECTION.........La Sonnambula........ Bellini.
6. GALOP............ Wie der Wind............Faust.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
ANCIENT RECORDS OF BERMUDA.
The first volume of the MEMORIALS OF THE DIS-
COVERY AND EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE BERMUDAS
OR SOMERS ISLANDS, 1515 TO 1685," has, we under-
stand, been received by the Beta" from London.
It is a portly Royal Octavo volume of some 770
pages, well printed, and handsomely got up, and it
contains an excellent copy of Norwood's Map from
the Chart in the British Museum.
This is the first instalment of a work of great
local interest for which the Colony is indebted to
the unflagging industry and energy of our late
Governor Major General SiR J. H. LEFROY, C.B.,
K.C.M.G., who copied many of the Records, which
were fast falling into decay, and many of which
were to ordinary readers illegible, with his own
hand. The rest were all copied or abstracted at his
own expense, and it was General Lefroy's intention
to publish them at his own cost; but the Legisla-
ture very properly interposed, and assumed the ex-
pense of printing the work.
The 1st volume will, we are informed, be on sale
after, to-morrow, Wednesday, at the Public Li-
For the Cruising Race of Friday last six yachts
competed, the Irene, Psyche, Julia, Undine, Nautilus,
The course selected was as follows :-Start from
Stakeboat opposite the Club steps, through Tim-
lin's Narrows, round Tucker's and Morgan's Is-
lands, through Somerset Ferry, round Ireland Is-
land, returning through the Head of the Lane to
the Stakeboat. The distance was calculated to be
eighteen miles and time was allowed accordingly.
The start was effected a few minutes before twelve
o'clock, the wind being very light and about S.S.W.
The Irene received a start of upwards of fourteen
minutes, but owing to the lightness of the wind did
not get very far before the Psyche started in pur-
suit of her. The Psyche received nearly nineteen
minutes from the Julia who in her turn received
nearly five minutes from the Undine, the Nautilus
and Nameless following closely. The Irene main-
tained the lead until the Head of the Lane was
reached, on the way home, when the Julia over-
hauled her, and it seemed a certainty that the lat-
ter boat must win, the only other boat in sight
being the Nautilus, who came through the Head of
the Lane from two to three minutes after the Julia
and sailing well rapidly gained on her, and in the
Harbour a most exciting finish ensued, the Julia
eventually winning by 14 seconds. The Nautilus
finished the second, the Irene third, the Psyche
fourth, and the Undine fifth, the latter boats half
an hour after the winner. The Nameless had not
rounded when we ent to press.
Mr. Gosling enter#dM a protest against the Julia
on the ground that she did not follow the Head of
the Lane passage, but on consideration withdrew it.
i HURRICANE AND A HIGH TIDE.-The Agent of one
of [the principal Marine Insurance Companies of
Nova Scotia-a gentleman of vast experience as a
SMaster Mariner particularly in this hemisphere-
when on a visit to these Islands in the month of
1May last, after a conversation with us on the the-
ory of the law of storms,"when leaving, observed
1 "between the 18th and 24th September next, yor
will be visited by a hurricane and a very high tide.'
Not having given any reason for such an opinion
and seeing that we were rather credulous, he added
"now mark my words." Whether the gentleman's
prognostication will prove true or otherwise-anc
as the time stated for such a terrible atmospheric
revolution is now near at hand-we deem it bu-
right that we should mention the circumstance, and
e leave persons to act as they please, either by adop
e ting precautionary measures or otherwise as they
o deem most prudent. We would here allude to th-
a fact, however, that the Sun crosses the line on th(
1 23rd instant, when strong gales are usually looked
S The Paget's Union Club" Annual Regatta too]
a place in the Harbour of Hamilton on the 29th Au
Sgust, under the patronage of His Excellency th
S The Leeward stake-boat was opposite Hinson'
- Island and the Windward at the foot of the Har
hour-the wind being' from the Eastward.
FIRST RACE.-Three boats started, viz. :-Littl
e Julia, Little Alice and Ada. The Little Julia caml
Sin first, Little Alice second, and Ada third.
o SECOND RAcE.-Six-oared Gigs-for which there
started, viz., Teaser, Carrier and Vesper; distance
a about 3 miles. This was a well contested race be
Stween the Vesper and Carrier, resulting in favor o
e the former by 8 seconds.
1 TIRuD RACE.-Private match between two six
The English Mail of the 21st ultimo, was brought
here on Thursday last by Royal Mail Steamer Beta,
Captain Shaw, after a beautiful run of three days
and two hours, arrived here on Thursday last.
By the Beta we have our usual exchange files,
and to Captain Shaw and Samuel T. Nelmes, Esqr.,
passenger, we are indebted for Halifax papers of
the very latest dates.
The news from the Seat of War in the East is of
three days later date than previously received.
The Turks are generally admitted to be successful
in all their operations during the week ending the
1st instant. The last fight was near Plevna, when
the Russians with a force numbering 30,000 lost
heavily and the Turks slightly. These are Tur-
In consequence of Admiral Sir George St. Vin-
cent King being placed on the Retired List of the
Royal Navy, Vice-Admiral Sir Wm. Luring K.C.
B., is to be Admiral in H. M. Fleet, and Rear-Ad-
miral W. II. Stewart, K.C.B., to be Vice-Admiral.
Captain C. W. Hope to be Rear-Admiral.
ADMIRAL COOPER KEY.-H. M. S. Bdlerophon,
bearing the Flag of Vice-Admiral Sir Cooper Key,
K.C.B., F.R.S., and H. M. S. Argus, were to leave
Quebec for Halifax on the 5th instant.
In a Cricket Match between the Officers of the
Bellerophon and the Montreal Club on the 23rd ult.,
the former won by a score of 191 to 126.
The Steamer California of the Anchor Line was
towed into Halifax on the 21st ultimo by the Bel-
gian Steamer Hermann Ludwig, with her inner shaft
broken. The C. fell in \Nith the H. L. on the 20th
ult. in Lat. 42 N., Long. 61 W.
VICE-ADMIRAITY COURT HALIFAX, N.S.-In the
Court of Vice-Admiralty, on the morning of the
31st August, the Chief Justice delivered judgment
in the case of the steamer Switzerland against the
steamer Auguste Andre for salvage, the latter hav-
ing been found by the former disabled at sea and
brought into this port. The decision awarded the
salvors $20,000--$12,000 to the steamer's owners,
$1,500 to the master and $6,500 to the crew.
EASTERN WAR NEWS.
PARIS, Aug. 31.-The Journal des Alpes has been
summoned before the Correctional Tribunal for
publishing insulting remarks relative to Gen.
Grant. The Bien Public announces that all mem-
bers of Councils General of Lyons have been sum-
moned before Judge d'Instruction because of vehe-
ment speeches against the ministry at their sittings.
Gambetta at examination yesterday, said he
accepted the full responsibility for publication of
his speech. The greatest courtesy was observed on
both sides. On his arrival at the palace of justice
Gambetta was cheered by crowds.
SIUMLA, Aug. 31.-Fighting lasted nine hours.
The positions carried by the Turks on the right
bank of the Lorn are Telibeler, Spahilar and Kara-
hassoule. A Turkish detachment defeated the
Russian cavalry near Ilicsad ; one hundred Rus-
sians were killed.
In consequence of the decision of Prince Milan
an order has been issued giving Ordre de Bataille
to the Servian army.
LONDON, Sep. 1.--A telegram from Erzeroum
says, the Russians have changed their position and
are now between the Turkish army and Alexan-
dropol. They have evacuated their camp at Ba-
lairvan, and are withdrawing from that neighbor-
hood. A Russian bulletin announces that Prince
Charles assumed command of the united Russian
and Roumanian forces comprising the Western
detachments, and appointed General Stoloff, his
chief of staff.
ALRIANOPLE, Aug. 28.-Bulgarian executions
are still going on here, but batches of victims are
smaller than before, averaging 14 instead of 40.
I Majority executed belong to richer classes. This
gives rise to suspicion on the part of the Bulgari-
ans that they are sacrificed in order to confiscate
Since the lull in fighting on Monday the Turks
are preparing for a turning movement. Turkish
forces have been sent within the last few days or
some other lines of passage across the Balkans, t(
east and west of Shipka. One column was seer
in the direction of the Kalifer River to north-east
of Drenova, having probably made its way across
[ through Triavna Pass. Another is said to have
o appeared in the valleys of Vidima and Bousnil
t to the south-west of Selvi, having probably made
1 their way across through Trojan or Rasulita Pass.
BUCHAREST, Aug. 31.-Gen Todleben, who plan
T ned the defences of Sebastopol, has arrived here.
e LONDON, Sept. 2.-Some Turkish troops crosse
e the Austrian frontier on Friday near Kanidabrukar
d They carried off some cattle, set fire to a barn am
fired upon an Austrian patrol.
The week has closed favorably for the Turk
throughout the whole theatre of war. As regard
k Shipka, although Suleiman Pasha has not succeed
Sin driving out the garrison, he has almost complete
e ly blockaded it. The latest Russian bulletin almost
admits that he is master of the situation for th
The news from the Asiatic seat of war is mos
conflicting as to the present movements oftheRus
e sian main army under General Melikoff, Mukh
Star Pasha asserts in the official despatches, whicli
agree with the latest advices from Erzeroum, tha
e he is retreating; whereas telegrams from Kurul
SDora, of the same date, declare that the Russial
- camp had advanced four versts.
f On Plevna at the front all is quiet except som
trifling reconnoisances. Conflicting estimates ar
. published of the Russian force there, but it cal
Goods entered for consumption in Canada, ex-
clusive of British Columbia, during July was valued
at $8,294,000; duty thereon, $1,178,000; exports for
the same month $6,085,800.
The Indians gave Lord Dufferin an enthusiastic
reception at St. Peter's, Manitoba, on 19th August.,
War stores, including rifles, shot and shell, of
the latest pattern, were being disembarked
from transports and transferred to the citadel at
Quebec, on 21st August.
The Marquis of Lorne is mentioned as the next
Governor-General of Canada.
THE SHAH AND THE HUASCAR.
From the Army and Navy Gazette, August11.
From a Parliamentary paper containing the official
dispatches from Rear-Admiral de Horsey reporting
the encounter between the Shah and Amethyst and
the Peruvian ironclad Huascar, it appears that on
May 10 the Pacific Steam Navigation Company's
steamer Santa Rosa, when anchored at Mollendo, was
boarded by two officers from the Huascar, who re-
quested the captain to deliver to them the Peruvian
Government dispatches. The captain refused to com-
ply with the request. The officers told him they had
no power to enforce the request, but had Mr. Pierola
been on board the Huascar they would probably have
taken the dispatches by force. This," says Capt.
Barber, of the Santa Rosa, "is all that happened.
No other demands were made, and I was not detained
in any way." On May 11 the IHuascar fired a blank
shot across the stern of another of the Pacific Steam
Navigation Company's steamers, the John Elder, then
about thirty miles from Arica, and compelled her to
bring to. A Peruvian officer then boarded the John
Elder and asked whether there were any troops on
board, also demanding to see the official correspon.
dence and letters. The captain replied that he had
no troops or official correspondence, upon which the
officer said hi instructions were to search the ship.
The captain protested, and the Peruvian officer then
asked if we could supply him with some engine-oil;
and the captain fearing he would carry out his inten-
tion of searching the ship, having on board several let-
ters from Arica for President Prado, supplied him with
thirty gallons of engine-oil, one case of brandy, two
dozen pints of ale, and 100 cigars, for which payment
was made in Peruvian currency." On May 14, a
letter signed by the leading English bankers, mer-
chants, and others resident at Lima, was received at
the British Legation requesting that the Admiral
would protect British interests at Iquique, and stating
that they feared the rebel turret-ship Huascar might
endanger British property at that port. On May 16,
Mr. Graham, the British Charg6 d'Affairs at Lima,
forwarded to Admiral de oHorsey a certified copy of
a decree issued by the Peruvian Government declaring
themselves not responsible for any acts which might
be committed by the Huascar. On the same day
Admiral de lorsey wrote to "the commander of the
revolutionary Peruvian ship of war Huasear," referring
to the depositions of the captains of the Santa Rosa
and John Elder, and informing the commander that
any such interference with British ships would necessi-
tate his akinvg possession of the Huascar and her de-
livery to lawful authority. On May 17 Admiral de
Horsey received further information that the Huascar
forcibly took from the British bnrk Immuncina seven
launches of coals without payment, and also boarded
the British steamer Columbia, taking from on board a
passenger named Col. Varela, an official of the Govern-
ment. This information, it may .be stated, was given
to Mr. Graham by the Vice-President of the Repub.
The reasons I submit to their Lordships are as
follows :-1. The Huascar in boarding and detaining
the John Elder at sea, in boarding and demanding des-
patches from the Santa Rosa, in forcibly taking coal
from the Immuncina, in forcibly taking a Peruvian
officer out of the Columbia, and in forcibly compelling
the engineer, a British subject, to serve against his
will, committed acts which could not be tolerated. 2.
The Huascar, having no lawful commission as a ship
of war, and owning no allegiance to any State, and the
Peruvian Government having disclaimed all respon-
sibility for her acts, no reclamation or satisfaction
could hbe obtained except from that ship herself. 3.
That the status of the Iluascar, previous to action
with the Shah and Amethyst, was, if not that of a
o pirate, at least that of a rebel ship having committed
a piratical acts. 4. That the status of the fluascar,
t after refusing to yield to my lawful authority, and
s after engaging her Majesty's ships, was that of a pi-
Srate. 5. That, had the Huascar not been destroyed
k or captured, there would have remained no safety to
e British ships or property on the coast, not even to
her Majesty's ships, as the Huascar might have de-
stroyed the Shah or the Amethyst by ramming any
night at any port they were found. 6. That I trust
the lesson that has been taught to offenders against
International law will prove beneficial to British in-
. terests for many years to come. 7. That I have
Carefully abstained from any interference of the Pe-
ruvian Government, or those of the persons in armed
s rebellion against that Government, my action in
s respect to the Huascar having been entirely for
d British interests."
t The British Schooner Anne Wheaton, Captain
e Richard Coleman, has been detained at the Island
*~ ~ d-LJI '1 ~ IIU [ h uiwii
uo s uuuj.or expenses i ncurre Ul w ilst in
Quarantine, having touched there with a case of
small pox. The A. W. was bound to Laguna.
The charges are given as follows:-
47 days Lazaretto............ $3 per day...$141 00.
3 days Observation.........@ $1 per day .. 3 00.
25 days Lazaretto, (second case), @ $3
per day........................... .............. 7500.
Attendant, 61 days @ $1.40 per day......... 8540.
Dr. Kalmer, as Doctor's Representative,.... 127 00.
Dr. Kalmer, as King's Physician.............. 15 00.
Harbour-Master's boatman.................... 1800.
Medicines, and sundries,....................... 1395.
the sum of...$478 35
or, in round figures, about 100 sterling.
We take the following from Messrs. Frith & Mur-
phy's Monthly Circular of the 16th August.
"During the past four weeks there havebeen eleven
cargoes of Coarse Salt shipped, and two small car-
goes of Fish Salt. 102,000 bushels of the former,
and 6,900 bushels of the latter.
We quote Coarse Salt at 12 cents at this port and
111 cents at East Harbour, at which figures all the
vessels loaded lately, except the "Annie Batcheldor"
and "Palos," which, we understand, were loaded at
18 cents. These figures cannot be sustained any
longer and we feel sure that the next vessels will
be loaded on easier terms, and, if the weather con.
tinue dry, we expect the price to decline to 10 cents.
F Fis SALT.-We understand that our neighbour
charged 15 cents for the cargo of the" White Swan,"
while we placed the cargo of tha "Augusta Smith"
at 12 cents, preferring to lose to lose the cost of grinding
rather than charge an exceptionally high figure.
"We have about 45,000 bushels of our own manu-
facture on hand, to which we are adding at the rate
of 25,000 bushels per week."
BosTON, August 14.-AnBMS AND AMMUNITION FOR
TURKEY.-The English steamer John Bramall sail-
ed from New Haven some time Saturday night
with a valuable cargo of ammunition consigned to
the Turkish War Department. The Bridgeport
Metallic Cartridge Works shipped 32 car loads of
cartridges, and the Whitney Arms Company, of
New Haven, supplied the balance of the cargo.
No report of hersailing was made, for the obvious
reason of keeping the Russian authorities in ignore.
ance as to her movements.
RERMITDA ROYAL GAZETTE
-~ ~ -~m~.~------~ -
Prince Edward and Prince George of Wales, are
to join H. M. S. Britannia as Naval Cadets this
Major General Sir Henry Ord, K.C.M.G., C.B.,
R.E., leaves England 20th. inst., to assume the
Governorship of Western Australian.
The appointment of Colonel Sir William Jervoise,
as Governor of South Australia, is made for the
Further provision is being made for the defence
of Malta and augmenting its already extensive de-
pot of warlike stores.
H. M. Transports Himalaya, Simoom, &c., are to
be painted white, similar to the Indian Troopships.
Edward, second son of Sir Edward Cunard, was
killed in England on 31st August, by being thrown
from a horse, in collision with another player in a
game of Polo.
THE RUSSIAN MERCHANTMAN ? AND TUR-
Captain Baranoff, the Commander of the Vesta,
has made an official report of his engagement with a
Turkish ironclad, from which we take the following :
On June 23, at about 8 amin., we discerned a
strong Turkish ironclad, which, hoisting her flag.
immediately fired on the Vesta from heavy guns,
Upon this the Vesta raised the Russian war flag and
gave a salvo from her bows. I then veered to N. to
W., going at full speed, to prevent my engines being
struck, and to get an opportunity of firing out of my
three 6-inch mortars,'and 1 9-poundi rifle cannon. In
making this move I took it for granted that the hos-
tile vessel could make no more than ten or eleven
knots, and that my superior speed, together with
the use of Davidoft's firing machine, would enable
me either to destroy the ironclad or to compel sur-
render. To my surprise, however, though we were
going at the rate of twelve knots an hour, the Turk
managed to diminish the distance between us, and
presently approached so close that my 9-pounder.
gun placed at 12-cable elevation, fired over him
Lieut.-Col. Tchernoff, of the Marine Artillery, who
had been directing the fire of our poop guns with
unabated steadiness, came to me on the bridge and
whispered that the enemy had got too close for us
to make use of the indicator of the Davidoff firing
apparatus. At this moment the enemy was coming
down upon us so rapidly, that the distance between
us was sensibly diminished even during the bullet's
flight. The Turkish projectiles containing shrapnels,
our ship was riddled by shot, in consequence of
which I permitted Lieut.-Col. Tehernoff and Lieut.
Rojdestvenski to fire a full salvo. Two salvos were
fired, but the Turkish projectiles, of 11-inch and 7-
inch calibre, now hit our stern, struck the upper
deck, and even entered the body of the vessel. One
bomb set the ship on fire close to the powder maga-
zine, and the destruction wrought on the upper
deck was fearful. One bomb deluged the deck with
blood, destroyed one of our mortars. and, striking
the Davidoff apparatus, knocked down the two Ar-
tillery officers at the guns. Ensign Jakovleff had
his neck and shoulder lacerated. Lieut.-Colonel
Tchernoff, mortally wounded, uttered these last
words-" Farewell; fire from the right hand stern
gun; it is pointed"-and fell dead. Even before
this salvo, seeing that our manoeuvring was over, and
all that we could do was to turn our stern to the
enemy and to reciprocate bullet for bullet, I deter-
mined to go right at the enemy, and either board
him or else blow him up by submarine mines.
Another reason suggesting this resolve was the
enemy's evident wish to run his spur into our side.
I called Lieut. Michael Pereleshine, the Torpedo'
officer, to the bridge, ordering him to see whether
the mines were still fit for use, and to prepare to
place them. Pereleshine, in reply, asked permission
for himself and Lieut. Jerebko-Rotmistrenko to
launch the two sloops and attack the enemy in broad
daylight. Notwithstanding the dangerous nature of
the enterprise, I should have permitted it had not
the sea been too boisterous. Pereleshine had hard-
ly left the bridge when a bomb tore away his leg to
the hip. In this condition he still endeavoured to
speak to me about the use to be made of the steam
But Pereleshine's terrible wound, the death of two
officers, the disabling of four others, the destruction
of the mortar, and the conflagration in the lower
deck were powerless to intimidate my gallant crew.
From the oldest to the youngest officer-Cadet
Jakovleff, the brother of the killed ensign-the gen-
tlemen associated with me in the command of the
ship, proved heroes. The place of the killed Artil-
lery officers wa' supplied by Lieut. Krotkoff
While pointing his gun he received seventeen
wounds from the splinters of a grenade, and, with
his hair entirely singed off, continued to work at the
guns without the Davidoff apparatus, the conducting
wires of which were broken. Lieut. Rojdestvenski,
who took the place of Lieut.-Col. Tchernoff, directed
the second mortar, stationed on the platform by the
side of the Davidoff indicator. Thanks to him, we
ladged a bomb in the enemy's chimney and burst in
the port-hole of the largest gun. A terrible confu-
sion followed on the deck of the Turk. Unfortun-
ately, we were unable to take advantage of our suc-
cess, a bomb splinter striking our steering apparatus,
so that the rudder ceased to act. The Turks, pro-
fiting by our mishap, poured their grenades into us.
One of these went right into the steampipe and,
covering the bridge with fragments, killed two rifle-
men standing by me, who had been firing at the
port-holes of the hostile vessel. At thismoment the
last remaining Artillery officer, Lieut. Krotkoff, was
wounded in the face; I received a contusion on the
head and left hand; Cadet Jakovleff likewise was
slightly wounded in the head. Splinters were rain-
ing over the engine, which, protected by matting
and hammocks, was happily kept safe This was
the last serious salvo of the enemy. His great deck
gun was disabled, and, as he did not succeed in
boarding, he gradually fell back and ceased firing.
A dense smoke rose from the deck, and, after two or
three rounds more, the enemy veered N. to W. and
then to N. W., and finally went away.
I had two guns destroyed, two holes in the body
of the vessel, two officers killed, four wounded, and
the deck strewn with grenades, splinters, and
human limbs. The engineers and stokers, after a
five hours' encounter, could hardly stand on their
legs. This and the circumstance that the enemy
was signalling, and that the masts of other ships
were sighted in the distance, induced me to allow
the enemy to make off without pursuit.
I then ordered the crew to sing a hymn of thanks
for our victory, after which we gave three cheers
to the retreating enemy, who did not reply to our
I do not know the name of the ship with which I
had to deal. It was an ironclad of the ram type,
with a 10-inch or 11 -inch gun in her turret, and
another gun, probably of the same calibre, in the
stern. In the centre was a block-house, containing
four 7-inch cannon, in addition to some others of
smaller calibre, probably four and nine pounders.
The Turkish rifles were equal to our own, and at
a distance from 600 to 800 sagen poured salvo after
salvo upon us, traces of which were very visible.
No damage being done at this distance by the rifle
fire, I ordered our riflemen to use their weapons
only when the ships were about 400 sagen apart.
At that time I clearly saw the red fez in the port-
holes, one fez on the bridge, busy with an optical
instrument, and giving directions to several persons
in European coats of dark blue. I wished to hit the
instrument and the European uniforms and caps,
and promised a reward to three of the best shots
and the commander of the Engstrom gun if they
knocked off these men. They gave a salvo; two of
the blue coats fell, the fez disappeared, but the in-
strument remained in its place.
B" COMPANY V. )" COMPANY, 46T1H REGT.
This Match was played at Prospect on Saturday,
the 8th instant, and resulted in the Ghagans," or
B Company, achieving a victory, with 8 wickets to
spare. Consequent on the very excellent bowling
of Privates C. W. Clarke and Lane the scores on
each side were -very small; however it was quite
evincible that the "D," or Grenadiers," required
much more practice before they attempt to face
such opponents again.
61f V -0- T T 1f T U 0----
"1D oU UAPT. J. M. Low s UoMPANY.
1st Innings. 2nd Innings.
Le.-Sergt. Murray, b. Hart 0 b. C. W. Clarke
Pvt. J. Lusher, c. & b. C. W. c. C. W. Clarke,
Clarke 6 b. Hart
Pvt. J. Eakland, b. Hart 0 b. C. W. Clarke
" G. Smith, c. White, b.
Hart 5 b. C. W. Clarke
C. Lane, c. White, b. Hart 9 b. Hart
Cushion, c. Snell, b. Hart 4 run out
J. South, c. Andrews, b.
Hart 0 b. Snell
J. Matley, c. & b. C. W.
Clarke 5 not out
J. Gregory, c. White, b.
C. W. Clarke 9 b. Snell
" W. Owen, not out
" J. Doyle, c. & b. C. W.
0 run out
0 c. Hart, b. Snell 1
Total 50 Total
B" OR CAPT. R. L. MAYDWELL'S COMPANY.
1st Innings. 2nd Inninys.
Pvt. H. Snell, b. Lane
5 c. Lane, b. Eak-
W. White, st. Murray 1
Orderly Room Clerk Cr.-Sergt.
Geo. Down, b. Eakland 11
Pvt. C. Clarke, b. Eakland 2 not out
Sergt. H. Hart, b. Lane 9 not out
Cr.-Sgt. R. Harding, b. Lane 1
Pvt. C. W. Clarke, b. Eakland 0
J. Andrews, b. Lane 0
M. Riordan, b. Lane 0
J. Harrington, c. Murray,
b. Lane 4
M. O'Loughlin, not out 4 b. Lane
Extras 11 Wide ball
Total 48 Total
At12 o'clock, THEATE R YAL,
I WILL .SEL L, BOA LAND
In Front of my Stores,
35 Barrels Eating and Planting
of Will be offered, also,
BACON BEANS PEAS
0 BRAN CORN
1 Barrels BEEF Barrels PORK
BISCUITS, Assorted, in Tins 3, 5 and 10 lbs.
4 Pilot and Navy BREAD
An Assortment of Canned GOODS
2 CHEESE COFFEE Corn STARCH
S. F. FLOUR GINGER HAMS
1 LARD MEAL NUrS OATS
OILMEAL Wrapping PAPER
0 PEACHES PEARS RASPBERRIES
0 SOAP STARCH SUGAR
Sugar CORN STRAWBERRIES, &c., &c.
3 HENRY C. OUTERBRIDGE,
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF
46th Regt., Commanding Troop,
Crplf@i s .Slacke, II. J.,
The Officers of the Garrison,
12th CO01VPANY, R.F.,
Kindly assisted by Lieut. S: DEN, 463th Rogt.,
AX E NVAN'T PART X I % M N'T,
W D1TDAY & THU SDY,
Seo member 12th and 13th.
Hamilton, Sept. lith, 1877.
ST EORE'S COLLEGE A BACHELOR'S EDR
T GyEO RGES COyLLE G E Or, Two in the Morning.,
St. George Bermuda. A Comic Scene, by CHARLES MATHEWS,
TRUSTEE-GEORGE R. RANKIN, Esqr.
PRINCIPAL-MR. J. N. SCOTT, B.A., of Je-
sus College, Cambridge.
Classes will assemble on
THE KEELY MOTOR POWER.-Once more the
Keely motor comes to the front and asks for a
share of public attention. Mr. Keely says that he
has just about completed his new machine, which
is made of wrought iron and cast-steel, cost $60,000,
and weighs twenty tons. He says that he has
obtained a pressure of 11,000 pounds to the inch,
and then stopped because the guage would not stand
more, and that if the Metal would hold he could
work his present engine up to 10,000 horse-power.
"It is," he told a reporter, "a quart machine-that
is to say, it uses only a quart of water. With the
condenser that I have now nearly complete I will
make that quart of water produce 1,000 horse-power
motion of sufficient duration to run a steam-ship
across the ocean."
NEW YORK, Sept. 1.-At Paris, Missouri, yester-
day, an incendiary fire destroyed ten blocks of
stores and dwellings, including three hotels, the
post office, the telegraph and express offices. Loss
a million to a million and a half. Many families
are without shelter, and several lives are reported
THEATRICALS 87TH REGIMENT, ST. GEORGES.-We
have been informed that the Theatrical Performances,
by the Officers and Men of the 87th Regiment on the
evenings of Tuesday and Thursday last, went off admi-
rably. We have been promised a detailed notice of
them for our next issue.
BIRTH, at Halifax, N.S., on the 17th August, the
WIFE of Color-Sergt. John Mullin, 1-XX Regt. of a
........., in Pembroke Parish, on the 1st instant, the
WIFE of Captain James A. Lusher, of a SON.
MARRIED. LLOYD-HARRIES DOUGLAS-WIL-
LAN.-July 26, at St. John's Church,Weymouth, by the
Rev. G. Phillips, rector of Winfrith, Dorset (cousin of
I e bridegroom), Tudor Lloyd-Harries, of Trowsant,
I reconshire, Esq., only son of Colonel Lloyd-Harries,
of Llandingat Housp, Carmarthenshire, to Amy Mar-
r aret, only daughter of James Douglas-Willan, Esq.-
London Standard, August 2.
DIED, at Spanish Point on the 29th ultimo, ANN
LIGHTBOURN, widow of Wm. L. Lightbourn, aged 65
........, in Paget Parish, on 8th instant, Mr. FRAN-
CES VICKERS, aged 35 years; leaving a mother, two
sisters, two brothers and numerous relatives and friends
to lament their loss.
New York Mail Steamer.
F REIGilT on IIAY will be at ONE DOL-
LAR AND TWENTY-FIVE CENTS
per Bale per New York .1lail Steamers deliver-
ed at Hamilton until further notice.
TROTT & COX,
Hamilton, Ilth Sept., 1877.--23p.
Colonist copy twice third page.
Card of Thanks.
M UCH credit and thanks are due to the
iT OFFICERS and MEMBERS of the
PAGET UNION CLUB" for the well ar-
ranged and satisfactory manner in which the
Programme of Races wascarried out on the 29th
A. T. SIMMONS ,
Commodore P. U. C.
Paget, Sept. llith, 1877.
Corn Corn !! Corn!!!
At 4/ a Bushel for Cash.
W. H. HUGHES,
No. 34, Front Etreet.
Hamilton, Sept. 11, 1877--2
Choice Gosheni Sintcr,
Ex S S. C3 .N A1JI ,
FROM NE W YORK,
At 1/ per Lb., Cash.
J. T. ).\ZRIELL & CO.
Hamilton, Bermuda, t
sept. 3, 1877.-3 3p.
Monday, the 17th
At 9 A. M.
Fees-for the present-Two Guineas per Qrtr.
There will be a Classical and a Modern side,
and also a separate Class for Junior Pupils.
Prospectus may be had on application.
September 11th, 1877.
A N Emergent Meeting of the Grand Degree
)Department of the Independent Order of
GOOD SAMARIITAN-, Number I11, will take
place on THURSDAY, the 20th Instant, at
7'30 o'clock, at their Lodge Room, li.minlton.
All Mombers of the above D)cp;irtment are
respectfully requested to attend, as business of
an important nature will be before the Lodge.
JOHN B. FOX,
lamilton, Sept. llIth, i877.-2
t. Georges '
Will take pl ice on
Under distinguished Patrona
PRG A MAlE.
The I take Boat will be placed at I
FIRST RAM'I'-Two Masted S
LCONDI) RAC-First Class Din
IIRI) IR ACE-Second C(1as Din
JURTI I R AC lI-Yawls -Prize,
Entries close on Thursday "*ept. 2
JOSEPHE B. M[N
Sept. !lIh, 1877.-2
Colonist Copy twice.
TENERIFFE O NION SEED.
lt Ab. 45,
HE Subscriber begs to inform
those who have engaged ONION SEEMD,
that he will commence issuing on WEIDNES-
I)AY next, at 10 a.m.
C. H. ROBINSON.
Front Street, Hamilton,
Sept. 10th, 1877.
A Fresh Supply of Liebig's
Liquid Exhr(cI o1 Bi ,: fE'- F,
Thomas' Electric OIL,
Just Received ex Beta, from Ha-
And for Sale by
WAINWRIGHT GORHAM & CO.,
10th Sept., 1877.-1 pd. Medical Hall.
For Rent or Lease,
With Immediate Possession.
I In Reid Street, West, Hamilton,
Formerly of SAMUEL T. WHIT, ESQR., well
adapted for Business and Residence.
The upper Story is very spacious, the lower
Story is arranged for a Grocery Store with the
necc.ssary fittings corrplete, and also for a Mil-
linery or other Store. In the Basement there
is a Bakery, wine cellar and Store rooms, and
in the yard a large shed and a quantity of Fruit
bearing trees. The Locality is the most desi-
rable in Town for business,
-amuel T. White, Elsqr., has kindly consent-
ed to shew the Premises to applicants.
Terms 9-0 per annum. Further parltieuars
JOHN A. FRITH,
lith Sept. 1877,-2 3p. St. Georges.
To be followed each Evening by
To conclude each Evening with
.An origin d Farce in one Act, by C. LUDFORon),
12th Co manyn, ).1".
The STRI.NG BHAND of the 12th Cumpy. Royal
Engineers will perform a Selection of Music dur-
ing the Entertainment.
)Dor rs open at 7-30. Commence at 8.
PI'icEs or ADMISSION.
Reserved 'e its 2/. ; Unreserved Seats 1/.;
TIlCKETS can be had of Pay Sergeants of
Comp nics; S'crgeant-' Mess, I1. R.; Ferry
House, Somierset; :\lrs. Nothwell, Ireland Ih-
land ; and at the door on nights of performance.
General Alanager, C. S. Majr P. WALSh;
Stage Manager, J. l)ARWI.NTr; secretary, Cor-
1 _. 1.-1
SSPA YT I FA RD ,
geo. IRELAND ISLAND.
By kind Permission,
1130 a in. TIE AN AT URS
gies-Prize 12th (mpy. R.E.,
gics-Prize Kindly assisted by 1,i EUTENANT EI)EN,)
Silver Cup. 46th Regiment.,
20th, 1877. WILL GIVE
OR S, AN E TE TAINRENT
Or, Two in the Morning,
A Comic Scene, by CHARLPS MATHIEWi,
To be followed by
& C 0 O C i C RT.
To Conclude with
OR, MIDNIGHTH T SElliENA l)E,
An Original Farce in one Act, by C. LUDFORD,
12th Company R.E.
The String Band of the 12th Company
Royal Engineers will perform a Se!ection of'
Music during the Entertainment.
Doors open at 7-30. Commence at 8.
PRICES OF ADMISSION.
Reserved Seats, 2/; Unreserved Seats, 1/;
TICKETS can be had of Pay Sergeants of
Companies; Sergeants' Mess, R.E. ; Ferry
House, Somerset; Mrs. wlothwell, Ireland
Island ; and at the door on night of Performance.
General Manager, C. S. Major P. \VALSU ;
Stage Manager, J. I)ARWENT; Secretary, Cor-
poral BURN -.T.
VIVAT ltE GINA.
T'he T'rotting l watch,
Advertised to take plaice on Lng ltird
on the 13th September,
I Post pone
For the Present,
In consequence of ** Lincolo" being Sick.
further Notice will be given.
September 8, 1i77.-pd.
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 13TII AUG., 1877.
SEALED Tenders in Duplicate
will be received at the above Office up
to 12 o'clock, noon,
The 19th day October, 1877,
From Persons desirous of Entering into Con-
tract for the Supply of
To Her Majesty's Naval and Military Forces
in Bermuda for Three Years. Commenc-
ing on the 1st April, 1878.
Forms of Tender and all information can
be obtained on application at this Office, daily,
between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tenders must be addressed to the DISTRICT
COMMISSARY GENERAL, Hamilton, Bermuda,
and marked outside Tender for Fresh Meat."
The DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENERAL re-
serves the right of rejecting any or all the
1 H. J. WILKINSON,
A. C. G.,
District Commissary General.
"RoyalGazette" 14 Aug., llth Sept., 2nd Oct.
W ANTED--Tenders for the E-
Two PWooden Buildings
For a Club in Ireland Island.
The First -42ft x 18ft. x 12ft.
The Second-30-ft. x 17ft. x 12fr.
For all p irticula:s app!y at the
II. M. Dockyard.
September 3, 1877.
For .' ale,
EX "CA NI A,"
And Late Arrivals,
1 3. Choice Superfino and Extra F"LOUll
S 1arrel.s Corn ill 1 \ L
Barrels Seed and Table PO)TATO |I,' S
Barrels Rosendale C iM I'N T
Bags CORN Bags 0 \TS Bags BIt \N
l ialf Barre!s KE F and 1'O:K
Boxes SO 1) STAI\ CH CANDI) LES
Bags COFF BaiZgs It ICE
I alf Chests 'I'T:A TOi3 \CkC G
Florida W ATI'I
HAY in Bales and Half Bales.
JOHN F. BURROWS.
September 4th, 1877.-2 3p
Warning to all.
)ER1SONS found TRESPASSING on the
Lands belonging to the Estate of the Late
William Middleton Conyers, of Devonshire Pa-
rish, after this date, will be prosecuted to the
utmost extent of the law.
This Notice will be enforced against any Of-
fender, without any respect whatever.
JAMES A. CONYERS.
Augutt 14th, 1877.
SO.M ERS' ISLANDS.
By His Excellency SIR ROBERT M. 1
LAFFAN, R.E., K. C. M. G.,
Governor, Commander-in- Chief,
Vice Admiral a'nd Ordinary, ia
and over these Islands, '-c., E;c.,
W WHEREAS ALEXANDER MURRAY
V OUDNEY, has prayed for Admin-
istration, (with Will annexed), on the Estate of
ANN LIGHTBOURN, late of Pembroke Pa-
rish in these Islands, deceased.
This is therefore to give notice, that if any
Person or Persons can shew any just cause why
the said Administration shou ld not be granted
unto the said ALEXANDER MURRAY
OUDNE Y, he she, or they, are to file hii, her,
or their Caveat in writing, in the Secretary's Of-
fice of these Islands within Fifteen days from
the publication hereof, otherwise the said Ad-
ministration will be granted accordingly.
R. E. WEBSTER,
Dated at the Secretary's Office,
this 8th day of Sept., 1877.
Sophia Anderson, Edwin A Anderson, Edward
Astwood, Mrs C Anderson, Mr Anderson, Mrs Pt-.
er Butterfield, James Butterfield, Silveria Britomarti,
Elizabeth Bean, Ruthey Barnes, Richard Bennett,
Jane Bascome, J Bowyer, Lucy Bean, Rosa A But-
terfield, Win N Butterfield, Eleana J Bean, W H
Churn, R. Collyer, Thos A Cox, Johanna Davis,
Joseph Dickinson, Mrs E Fraser, Mrs Jane Gilbert,
Mrs E S Heath, W H Healy, Miss 8 S Ingham,
Richard Jones, Charles James, Emmaima Jamea, A
Jones, Mary Jane Kennedy, J H LAmmot, Mary
Lee, Joso Luis, Miss A N Lightbourne, James A'
Lusher, Mrs Montagu, Samuel Moore, J H Robin-
son, Cecelia Roberts, Thos Robertson, Mrs Benja!.
miii Robinson, Jane Richardson, Mrs Thos Smith,
Susan Steed, Mrs Ann Smith, VVm Simmons, Jr.,
Mrs Maria Simons, Joseph Silves, Mrs James Saltus,
Laura Simmons, Olivia Smith, J Falconer Smith,
Wmin Trott, Josephine Tucker, Frances E Tucker,
Mrs Frances Trott, Andrew Thomas, Thos Tucker,
Richard Tucker, Joseph Wells, Eleanor G White,
George Woodman, Janet Williams, Susan Whate,
Susan M Young, George Young.
Post Office, Hamilton, Sept. 10, 1877.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
FICE, ST. GEORGE, Septr., 1., 18 17.
J Brown, W H Bulley, Arthur Doyle, Ame!ia A
Darrell, Enily Howard, Mary M Hayward, Anthony
W Minors, Margee Ming, Zo 'fayor, D Pitcher, K
D Prudden, W T Riberts, Thomas Smith, H A
Sm.th, Thos Southwor h, Genus Talbot, Jack Tiott,
11 ezekiah Wahs, T M Wainrijh.
RU #A ROYAL GA.ZETTES
[1!j I 7.. UDA
i'rocce 'ings of atie L- 7,i-.,tive
Tuesday, 4th Feptember, 1877. -Pursuant to ad.
journment the House met.
The Ilonorable Augnstus J. Musson,
William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Joseph H. Harvey;
James Tucker, Receiver General.
t" Randal Eden Webster, Colonial
The Senior Member present took the Chair.
The following Messages from His Excellency the
B. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to request the parti-
cular attention of the Honorable the Legislative
Council to the fact that the Office of Chief Justice
of these Islands has become vacant in consequence
of the appointment of Mr. Thomas Lett Wood to
the Bench in the Straits Settlements, and that there
are no means of knowing as yet when Mr. Wood's
successor may be able to take up the duties of the
At the same time the near approach of the date
fixed by Law for holding the Assizes of the Su-
preme Court of the Colony forces on the attention
of the Governor the question how far the Legal
business of the term can be satisfactorily despatch-
ed while the Office of Chief Justice remains vacant.
The Assistant Judges of theo Court of General As-
size are, as the Honorable the Legislative Council
is aware, non-professional Judges, and it may be
doubtful how far, in the absence of the Chief Jus-
tice, they may be willing or able to deal with subtle
and complicated legal questions.
Under these circumstances the Governor desires
to submit to the consideration of the Honorable
the Legislative Council whether the most prudent
course may not be to adjourn or postpone the Ses-
sion of the Court rather than risk the serious con-
sequences both to civil suitors and to the despatch
of the criminal business of the Colony which might
arise from holding the Assize with a Court whose
authority has been impaired by the absence of its
most important member.
The Governor is advised however that it is very
doubtful whether, under existing legislation, the
Assistant Judges of the Court of General Assize
have any legal power to adjourn or postpone the
Session of the Court, or whether in fact there is
eny power in the Colony, in the Court, or else-
where, to make such an adjournment, however
manifest and urgent the necessity which might
arise for doing so.
Seeing therefore how great appears to be the
probability that it may become necessary to adjourn
or postpone the approaching Assize, and seeing at
the same time how serious may be the consequences
of declaring any such adjournment or postpone-
ment while serious doubts exist as to the legality of
such a measure under existing legislation, the Gov-
ernor has instructed the Attorney General to sub-
mit to the Legislature a Bill to empower the Gov-
ernor in Council in case of necessity to postpone
The Governor is aware that it may be objected
that a Bill to enable the Court of General Assize
itsel f to adjourn or postpone its sessions has been
introduced and rejected during the present Seesion,
but the Governor would point out that the Bill to
be now submitted by the Attorney General is an en-
tirely different measure from the one rejected, inas-
much as it vests the power of adjournment, not in
the Court of General Assize itself, but in the Gov-
ernor in Council, who, it may be reasonably expect-
ed, will only exercise that power under circum-
stances of extreme necessity.
The Governor therefore trusts that the Legisla-
ture will not attach any weight to an apparent
similarity but will pass the Bill as being entirely
different in its scope and object from that intro-
duced and rejected during the present Session and
as being imperatively called for in the interests of
the proper administration of Justice and the secu-
rity of the Public.
Mount Langton, Sept. 4th, 1877.
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
With reference to the question now under con-
sideration in the Honorable House of Assembly of
providing some remuneration to be paid to the
"Stella" Commissioners for their services and of
defraying some expenses attending the execution of
the Commission, the Governor has the honor to in-
form the Honorable the Legislative Council that he
has endeavoured to obtain, for the information of
the Legislature, the particulars of the expenses in-
curred and of the remuneration proposed, and that
he finds that an account has been furnished setting
forth that the Commissioners had in the whole and
collectively given 238 attendances on the Commis-
sion, for which remuneration at the rate of 1 per
attendance had been proposed, but for which no re-
muneration whatever has as yet been paid.
The account also sets forth that certain disburse-
ments have been incurred, for the payment of
which partial provision has been made from the
1. For the Secretary's attend-
ance and other charges paid
in full 121 15 6
2. For Stationery and adve tis-
ing 13 9 9
Of which there has been paid 10 13 9
Leaving unpaid 2 10 0
8. For Carriage hire and mis-
cellaneous expenses 29 4 0
Of which there has been paid 6 2 0
Leaving unpaid 23 2 0
4. For Police-all unpaid 18 16 0
Total expenses unpaid 44 14 0
Exclusive of any remuneration to the Commis-
This comprises all the information which the
Governor has been able to obtain on the subject of
the expenses of the Stella" Commission.
Mount Langton, September 4th, 1877.
The Honorable James Tucker presented a Peti-
tion from certain Medical Practitioners for protec-
tion in their profession, as set forth.
A Resolve providing compensation for clothes
belonging to seamen of the Barque Sir G. F. Sey-
mour" which were burnt by order of the Health
A Resolve providing for the cost of keeping,
cleaning and repairing of the Pilotage Buoys and
Beacons-were brought up from the louse of As-
sembly and severally read the first time.
The Resolve voting 700 17/9 for the repairs and
improvement of Public Buildings and other Public
The Resolve voting a sum of 2,720 for the re-
pairs and imp;ovuenent of the Public Roads and
Works connected therewith, were severally read the
third time, passed, and oidtred to be laid before
His Excellency the Governor by the Colonial Se-
Adjourned to Friday next, 7th instant, at 11-30.
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
S.*?...'..... 5th ..,, ,',,.-- Mr. Fraser moved
that the Bill granting supplementary aid to the
Ministers of Religion be set down as the first order
of the day for the next day of meeting.
Mr. W. J. Frith moved a question of order, that
the question having been already settled could
not be again considered in the present Session.
After some discussion the Speaker over-ruled
the objection and the order was made.
The following Messages from His Excellency,
the Governor :
(No. 8.) (No. 9.).
[Similar to Messages No. 7 & 8 in H. M. Coun-
cil Proceedings in previous column.]-Ed. R. G.
The Attorney General presented a Petition from
certain Medical Practitioners praying the adoption
of such measures as may be deemed expedient for
protecting their profession, for reasons set forth.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill to enable
the Governor in Council to postpone the sittings of
the Court of General Assize-which was read a 1st
The Petition of Wm. B. White for remission of
a certain fine imposed in 1853, was read and com-
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
Mr. Harnett moved that the prayer of the Peti-
tion be granted-which was negatived.
Ayes 11-Messrs. N J Darrell, T N Dill, R D
Fraser, E H Gosling, J Harnett, T D Middleton,
S A Masters, S C Outerbridge, E Peniston, T F J
Tucker, R Tynes.
Nays 13.-Messrs. Speaker, F M Cooper, R J
P Darrell, J Fowle, W J Frith, S B Gray, T H
Gilbert, S A Harvey, H G Hunt, C Peniston, J
N Smith, W H Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
The House resumed.
On motion of the Attorney General the House
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole House
to consider that part of the Speech of the Acting
Governor at the opening of the Session relating to
the Stella Commission Expenses."
SMv. Tynes in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that it be recom-
mended to the House to make some provision foi
remunerating the Stella Commissioners for their at-
tendance on the execution of the Commission, and
providing for the services of the Police and for the
unpaid balance of the expenses attending the corn
Mr. Fraser moved that the Committee in the
hope that the balance of expenses with reference t(
the Stella Commission be also paid out of the pow.
der Fund.--The latter part of Mr. Fraser's motor
was by leave of the Committee withdrawn. The
question was put that "the Committee rise"-whicl
Ayes 15-Messrs. Speaker, F M Cooper, R J P
Darrell, R D Fraser, J Fowle, J Harnett, T D Mid.
dleton, W S Masters, S A Masters, J W Pearman,
E Peniston, C Peniston, J N Smith, T F J Tucker
T J Wadson,
Nays 5-Messrs. N J Darrell, S B Gray, E E
Gosling, H G Hunt, S A Harvey.
The House resumed.
On motion of the Attorney General the House re-
solved itself into Committee of the whole to consi
der that part of the Speech of the Acting Governoi
at the opening of the Session which relates to th
St. David's Island Light House.
Mr. Harnett in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that it be recomi
mended to the House to make provision for th,
completion of the St. David's Island Light Hous
-which was agreed to.
The House resumed and adopted the resolution
of the Committee.
The Bill for the better security of life on board o
British Ships-was read a second time and com-
Progress reported and leave obtained to sit again
The Resolve granting 120 for the purposes o
the Bermuda Library-was read a third time am
The Resolve providing for additional repairs and
renewals at Government House-was read a third
time and passed.
Mr. Fraser gave notice that on the second read
ing of the Bill for granting supplementary aid t,
the Ministers of Religion, he will move the follow
ing clause: On the resignation or removal fron
these Islands of any Minister named in the sched
ule to this Act annexed, at any time during th
continuance of this Act, or within six months after
the expiration of the same; and on the production
(to the Receiver General) of a certificate from al
Episcopal Church Vestry, or from three Elders c
the Presbyterian Church, that he has performed hi
duties satisfactorily, he shall be entitled by way c
compensation for loss of stipend, and in lieu of an
further claim on the Public, to the fum of [tw
hundred] pounds out of the Treasury of these Is
Adjourned to Friday next.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAr M2. EDImon.-With the usual amount of
"clap-trap" and "humbug" of the day on such
subjects, some persons would try to make our peo-
ple believe that the Church of England is a State
supported Church-that her Clergy are paid by Par-
liament. In order to disabuse the minds of any, of
such an absurdity, will you kindly insert the fol-
lowing from the History of the English Church,"
by George Venables, S.C.L.:-
The difference in circumstances and value of
Church livings might alone convince a thoughtful
person that endowments are not the gift of Parlia-
ment or of the State. Why is it that scarcely two of
them are of precisely the same value? How is it
that the Church, especially in rural parishes, is placed
near to the "Great" or Manor" House ? The ans-
wer is simple and truthful. The owner of the pro-
perty naturally placed the church nigh unto his resi-
dence for the convenience of himself and family, and
retainers dwelling around him, and the endowments
were large or small, in accordance with the ability
and disposition of the founder. But these peculi-
arities would not have existed if the State had en-
dowed or built any of these churches. Yet it is
marvellous to know that, even now, many men be.
lieve firmly that the Church is paid by the State!
It is needless to remark that no greater error exists.
But to any who will not be convinced by argument
it may be said Get Whitakers Almanack," price
one shilling! They may find in it the income of
Great Britain and Ireland, and how it is derived.
They may also find the Expenditure. Let them
scan every item closely, and let them see what
amount goes to the payment of the bishops, priests,
or deacons of the Church. Let them see what goes
towards church repairs. Let them ascertain whe-
ther even the Ecclesiastical Commission derives the
defrayment of its costly expenditure from State pro-
perty or Church property. They will find that,
though just now discontinued, 41,320 have been
paid to Nonconforming Clergy;" and they may
find sundry sums (now rapidly diminishing) to-
w. Clonial chaplains. But if the Church of
England is State supported, surely some item or
items will give the amount; because, if there are
only 1 ''** clergy labouring in England (and there
are more) and they get but 200 a year each, this
will alone amount to 3,000,000, and surely this
sum must be somewhere accounted for, if paid for
out of the taxes."
Captain Harrison, for some years in command of
a Cunard Steamer, died at East Boston on 13th ult.
i HAMILTON, 28th August, 1877.
SIR,-I regret having again to trespass on your
otherwise valuable space, more especially as the
subject of my letter has now been transferred from
the sensible to the ludicrous by my "sharp pointed
and two edge" friend in his nonsensical effusion
which appeared in your issue of to-day.
i will not enter into any refutation as to whether
I did, or did not devour 4 solid lbs. of Corned
Beef" at one meal, as such an accusation carries
with it the height of absurdity and merely tends to
point out the smallness of "Lancet's" brain.
But, what I will question is the right of Lan-
cet" to jump at the conclusion that no one besides
myself was affected by having partaken of a por-
tion of the tin from which I had eaten.
Now, Mr. Editor, although I made no mention of
such in my first letter, I can assure you as a posit.
tive fact, that two other individuals did eat of this
identical tin of Beef,' and as a consequence they
were seized with most violent pains in their stom-
achs, though happily not to such an extent as in
These two cases of poisoning (in a mild form) did
not occur on the same evening as I was so very
near poisoned, but the next day.
Meeting the Medical Officer who attended me on
the occasion, last week, I gave him my opinion as
to the cause of my illness, and I would like your
numerous readers to know that, that gentleman en-
tirely concurred in my statement, remarking "it is
In conclusion I would remind "Lancet" of an
old adage in my country, viz., "The presence of good
breeding is always shown by the absence of all per-
sonalities," and, if he allows this manly principle to
be overcome by his greedy desire of lucre in the re-
tailing of poisonous meats, I pity him.
learned member for Oxford without any reply.
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HOUSE OF COMMONS-TuESDAY, August 7.
THEim SInA.-Sir J. Hay rose to call attention to
the collision between her Majesty's ships Shah and
Amethyst and the rebel Peruvian ironclad Huascar,
and asked whether it is not desirable whenever there
are a sufficient number of ironclad ships to revert to
the practice of stationing one of them in the Pacific.
Considering the great events in the East, it was only
fair to a distinguished officer who represented British
naval matters in the Pacific with great discretion,
judgement, and gallantry, to show that he had not
been guilty of those indiscreet acts with which the
public papers would seem to have charged him. The
Huascar, by taking material from British ships, made
a violent attack on the English flag, and one which '
demanded immediate reparation. Admiral doe ior-
sey would not have been doing his duty if he had not
endeavoured to capture this pirate on the high seas,
and in the action which took place it was much to be
regretted that Admiral de Horsey had not an iron-
clad to perform the duty.
Mr. Brassey ventured to think the incidents of
this encounter afforded an illustration of the truth of I
views he had on more than one occasion presented
to the House. It was acknowledged that the Shah
was not an equal match for the rebel Peruvian iron-
clad, and yet the English ship was a more costly ship
than the Peruvian vessel, and was also manned by a
far more numerous complement. She cost 300,000,
and had 600 men all told. This seemed to him un-
necessary for destroying an enemy's commerce, while
such a vessel, being unarmoured, would be a weak an-
tagonist for a man-of-war in battle. It was, therefore,
I an error to place such a ship as the Shah as the flag-
ship in the Pacific. Being 360ft. in length, and the
other ship not more than 200, she could not use her
ram, and she was als in difficulty by drawing 271t.
of water against 16ft. of the enemy, besides the diffi-
culty of penetrating iron armour with light guns.
Dr. Cameron called attention to the fragmentary
state of the papers before them, urging that no satis-
factory discussion could have been held to have taken
place upon them.
Mr. S. Lefevre deprecated any general discussion
upon the international question with the limited in-
formation before the House.
Mr. Egerton, after explaining that the papers had
been presented in their fragmentary state owing to
the Government not having received the version of
the Peruvian Government, stated that, however de-
sirable, it was to send an ironclad to the Pacific, her
Majesty's Government were unable to do so, as they
had not got one to spare. With regard to Admiral
de Horsey's conduct he might fairly say that the
Admiralty had no intention, so far as they at pre-
sent knew, of recalling that officer.
After a few words from Mr. G. Bentinck, Sir W.
Harcourt said that the House might fairly ask the
Government for some further explanations of the mat-
ter, and criticised the conduct of Admiral de Horsey.
The Attorney General defended this officer, observ-
ing that the Government had not yet heard what the
Peruvian Government had to say, but that at present,
Iprimafacie, it was felt that Admiral de Horsey was
Justified in acting as he had done.
Mr. Goschen remarked that what the House would
have been glad to learn from the Attorney General
was whether the acts committed by the Huascar were
of a piratical character. If the hon. and learned
gentleman had pledged himself to that view, then it
appeared to him (Mr. Goschen) that the view taken
by the admiral on the station would have been cor-
rect. But he ventured to say that British interests
would suffer in the greatest possible degree if the
admiral had committed an act which the Government
would ultimately be obliged to disavow as not justified
by international law. He regretted that the Attorney
General had been led by a natural disposition to vin-
dicate the action of a British admiral to go further
than upon his own showing he ought to have gone on
I the present occasion.
The Chancellor of the Exchequer felt that the pre-
sent conversation was not of a very convenient char-
acter, but the responsibility of having originated it
rested, not with the Government, but with the hon.
and learned member for Oxford. (Hear, hear.) Let
them bear in mind what the position really had been.
A conflict had taken place in some distant seas, and
there were circumstances which were very interest-
ing from a naval point of view, and also questions
of a very serious legal character which required to be
considered. It was obviously impossible that the
legal part of the question could be fairly decided
without inquiries being made, for which considerable
time was required, but the facts of the Case had been
laid before the Hlouse in order that those who took an
interest in naval questions might make any comments
which might seem to them desirable. His hon. friend
Sithe Secretary to the Admiralty had explained that he
* had taken this course without expressing any opinion
Sas to the propriety of the action of Admiral de Hlorsey.
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very interesting naval question, there was a question
of international law which had also to be considered,
Sand gave it as his view that theadmiral had been taking
a line which was very questionable indeed. It being
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