Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Volume ID: VID00145
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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No. 39.-Vol. L. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUAS. 24s per Ann

Hamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, September 25, I877.
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maintain against English ,settlers. It was not at
once perceived that the resources which so dazzled
the shipwrecked crew were only skin-deep. They
were exhausted in the using. Ambergris, then
worth 31S. an ounce, was not 'driven ashore by
every storm where the wind bleweth.'(5) The
abundance of turtle, fish, and fowl rapidly came to
an end. The islands had no natural advantage
over countries nearer the market in regard to any
of the productions recommended to the first settlers
as marchandize than which there could be no bet-
ter sent for England,'(6) and tobacco was exposed to
competition from so many quarters, that its value
must have rapidly declined without the crushing
effect of the taxes upon it.
Waller might write-
Figs there implanted through the fields do grow
Such as fierce Cato did the Romans show.
Tobacco is the worst of things, which they
To English landlords, as their tribute pay.
Such is the mould the mould t he blessed tenant feeds
On precious fruits, and pays his rent in weeds.'
But the tenant drew a different picture.
Such, however, was the tenor of the first accounts,
although there were not wanting grave heads that
doubted ;(7) ,and whether it were from the romance of
the Sea Venture, or the early disasters of the Vir-
ginian plantation, or from really statesman-like
views that the new possession was 'a bit to rule a
great horse,'(8) an advantage against the naval pow-
er of Spain, or from the general awakening of the
enterprise and imagination of the day, certain it is
the Somers' Islands enjoyed for a few years a repu-
tation for importance which they scarcely deserv-
ed.(9) It can best be compared to the short-lived
glitter of the Swan River Settlement, forty years
ago. They preserved for a much longer period
characteristics which belong now only to the larger
dependencies. They provided for their own de.-

(2) Not always without dispute. Thus the Governor
and Council write to the Company, 10th March. 167-1-0:
' Wee observing Captain John Jenkins to have signed
your general Letter, Wee think fitt to informed your
Honors that wee counceiue that lie hath alienated all his
interest in this Islands And therefore Wee do de-
sire you to demand of him by what right he sitteth a
member of that your Honble Court.'
(3) See the Indenture of Robert Day, 1625 p. 352.
4) See p. 357.
5) P. 111. (6) P. 117.
7) See Lord Carew to Sir Thos. Roe, 1616, p. 126.
(8 P. 491.
(9) It is one of the evidences of this reputation that
the map given in the present volume from Richard Nor-
wood's first survey was twice or three times engraved.
Besides the, plate of Abraham Goos, dated 1626, here
reproduced, there is another of the same date by Hen-
ricus Hondius, and there is a third also by Hondius,
dated 1630. This may indeed be the same plate as. the
second; but if so, some of the details have been altered.
The first two, although bearing different names, and
slightly different titles, are so identical in their deline-
ation of the islands, that they can scarcely be distin-
guished. See Atlas sive Cosmographice meditations
de Fabrica mundi et Fabrieati Figura. Primum a Ge-
rardo Mercatore inchoate, deinde a Indico Hondio pise
memories ad finem productie, jam vero multis in locis
emendatme-et de novo in novum Editle Edit 10me Sump-
tibus e typis veneis Henrici Hondii Amsterolami AnD
(10) In the deep nook where once
Thou calledst me up at midnight to fetch dew
From the still vexed Bermoothes. There she's hid.
The. name is spelt Beranoj!qI in marginal notes to
Kj ames's Charter of 167j
Th)~ See note, p. 3).
(12) Rev. John Oxenbridge, Josias Forster, and W.
(13) Bio.,r. Sketches of Graduates of Harvard Uni-
rersity,' by John Langdon Sibley, 1873. Rev. George
Stirke, the father, seems also to have indulged in
-- .

Morning Classes
For Young Ladies.

Offers instruction in the higher branbces of
English, Conversational French, I
German, Music, and Drawing.
The Classes will begin on IST OC i'OBER
it Claremont," no ir Somerset Church.
Somerset, 15th Sept., 1877--3

MEMORIALS OF THE DISCOVERY AND fence, raised and paid a militia, cultivated branches
EARLY SETTLEMENT OF THE BERMU- of industry long since driven away, and were self.
DAS OR SOMERS ISLANDS-1515-1685, Corn- dependent for most of the necessaries of life. The
piled from the Colonial Records and other Origi- centralization of modern times, whatever its advan-
nal Sources by Major-General J. H. LEFROY, tages, has deprived small colonies of many valuable
R.A., C.B., F.R.S., Hon. Member of the New elements of social life.
York Historical Society, sometime Governor of The question whether Shakespeare had the Isla
the Bermudas. de Demonios in view in writing the Tempest' can
.- scarcely be passed over in treating of the Bermudas.
[From the Preface.] That the play does not contain a single plain allu-
sion, and very few phrases, which, taken apart from
This Compilation of Colonial records was corn- their contex, have a local colour, is very apparent.
menced by the writer as a congenial employment The fight of his fancy also divided the still vexed
and upon his own responsibility, but not without a Bermoothes' from the island of Prospero by perhaps t
hope that their intrinsic historical interest, especial- animaginary severance; (10) but it was in his time v
ly to residents in Bermuda, and to many of the v- believed that the true Bermudas were another group
sitors who now resort to the islands in persuit of not now to be found ;(11) and not only are the early r
health, would justify their publication as a private accounts very imperfectly descriptive, but it is also
enterprise, if public aid were not forthcoming. But obvious that to look for attention to details in such
the liberality of the Legislature of the Colony has a flight of glorious invention would be dull in the
removed all difficulty on that score, by a Resolu- last degree. Malone was assuredly right in con-
tion, dated August 2, 1876, which provides for the sidering the circumstances attending the storm byg
entire cost of printing and publishing the present ich Sdernir George Somers was wrecked as havingtorm by
work. The Editor's only anxiety, therefore, is to suggested the title and some of the incidents of the
do justice to the natural desire of the descendants play; and the passages quoted at pages 23-27 go
of the early settlers for details which are principal- farto prove that William Strachey's narrative pub-
ly of a local interest, relating to persons and places listed before its appearance, was the one he had
chiefly familiar to themselves, without relinquishing before him. t
the hope that readers unacquainted with the colony Next to Shakespeare, it is to Edmund Waller
may find in these pages a picture of English life that the Bermudas owe their place in English li-.
and society in the seventeenth century, which has terature; but his poem of the Battle of the Sum-
claims to their notice.iter forget that, mers Islands' bears strong internal proofs that he
Nor could the writer forget that, if there are too never was there. No man who had seen the tree
many persons whose associations with the name are would have written of
painful, a very much larger number may be found wou ave wr o [
with whom they are wholly agreeable: officers of The lofty cedar which to heaven aspires,
the army andnavy of every rank, and the families of An epithet could not be less happy.
hundreds of them, who look back to the days spent With the sweet sound of Sacharissa's name i
in Bermuda as among the happiest of their lives, I'll make the listening savages grow tame,
and who enquired in vain for the information these is a boast applicable to Virginia, but not to Ber- '
volumes afford, when they were on the spot. muda, where there were none. His praises of the
It is somewhat like reading history through a climate and the fruits bear much more the stamp
telescope reversed to follow the struggles of the of imagination than of experience; and as there
English Revolution on the miniature stage of the is no evidence at all that he ever was in the island,
Somers Islands. To see the shadow of a war pass, but on the contrary a great difficulty in reconciling
and the garrison of the King's Castle reinforced by such a visit with other well-known facts of his
five men ; (1) to find Royalists and Roundheads, An- career, it must be given up. It would have been*
glicans, Independents and Presbyterians, in turn scarcely possible for so great a wit and so active a
persecuting or being persecuted, but all of one mind politician to have lived and moved in the little
as regards Brownists, Anabaptists, Papists and community without leaving traces of his residence;
Quakers. but there are none. The only Wallers mentioned
The great Plague and the Fire of London both about this time, who may have been his relatives,
find their place in these records, and influenced the are Roger Waller in 1628 and John Waller in 1644,
distant Colony: but it is curious to observe, not- both in rather humble circumstances. The name
withstanding Defoe, how much less impression the occurs often enough.
former produced than the latter. The mathematical publications of Richard Nor-
So far as the writer has been able to learn, there wood are now forgotten, but his name is more a
is no British colony of the seventeenth century familiar than that of any of his contemporaries in
whose social history can be so fully traced, or dates Bermuda, being inseparably associated with the
from so early a stage of settlement; and it presents land settlement of the island, which he twice sur-
a more faithful picture of the habits, manners, and veyed. He was among the original settlers taken
morals of the mother country than at first might out by Richard Moore in 1612, and, with the ex-
be expected. The Bermuda Company may be ception of an interval of about 16 years, 1623-1638,
said to have been organized on cooperative prin- during which he measured the are of the Meridian
ciples, and there was a great deal more personal between London and York, he lived and died in 1
communication between the settlers and the moth- the islands. He was councillor for Devon or Pem-
er country than, looking to the length and discom- broke tribes for many years, and his letters, pre-
forts of the passage, would appear probable. Many served in the Public Record Office in London,
of the proprietors never visited their estates; but on throw a great light on the religious controversies
the other hand, many of them were residents. of the day. He was not above the superstition of
These retained all their privileges and voted at Quar- his generation in respect to witchcraft, and he did (
ter Courts when their occasions took them home. (2) not escape the suspicion of being a vizard himself.
Those settlers who were free of City companies A note-book of his, probably containing many
retained their franchise even to the extent of being mathematical figures, was burnt by one of his des-
able to make their apprentices in Bermuda free of cendants within the present century, to keep her
the same companies. (3) The bulk of the industrial children from studying its perilous contents.
class, however, were halvers; that is to say, tenants The beautiful and often-quoted poem of Andrew
paying half the-produce by way of rent, whose in- Marvel-
terests were usually in conflict with the landlords.
And there were the' servants or apprentices, who Where the remote Bermudas ride
were bound for a term of years, and at the expira- On Ocean's bosom unespied-
tion of it sometimes remained as freemen, some- inserted in ch. ix., is not known to be based on any
times went home. To these were added by the historical fact. If any of the Puritan party sought
civil wars a considerable number of Scotch and refuge here from prelates' rage,' of which there is
Irish prisoners, who were convicts at large. Thus no evidence, it must have occurred between 1620
the little community possessed very varied elements and 1640, when many of them found an Asylum in
of English life, and was indeed a piece of England New England. The records are complete enough
itself 'only modified 'by the novel conditions of cli- for the first half of this period to show that nothing
mate and soil in which it was planted. As for the of the kind then occurred, as they are also in the
slaves, whether Indian or negro, it never occurred years 1639 and 1640. There is an interval of five
to anybody in that age that they had personal years, 1634-8, ot which we know very little, and
rights; and they enter no more into the political then, if ever, 'the holy and the harmless note' must
constitution of society than the cattle or other chat- have been heard. It coincides with the crisis of the
tels of their masters'. struggle at home, when John llampden made his
There does not appear to have been wilful misre- name immortal, and before the Long Parliament
presentation in the'stories circulated by the com- had entered on its course of resistance to royal and
panions of Sir George Somers (or Summers, for the prelatical usurpations; but it is singular that, if any
words are one),; nevertheless the plantation origin- extensive religious immigration occurred during S
ated interroneous and delusive expectations, and this short interval, we should find no allusion to it.
the strict monopoly the proprietors endeavoured to The incident before the poet's eye was probably of
secure was from the first a source of perpetual a private character, and the arrival of the Dorset
difficulty. Their opinion that it was no common- about August 1635, bringing out as she did at least
wealth, but a (private inheritance enclosed to the three prominent members of the Puritan party,(12)
use of purchasers,(4) was one it was impossible to may have given rise to it; but, on the other hand,

Cigars !

i By the Lady Milne" from Lon-
don at the Royal Gazette" Stationery store,
Elastic B A NDS
Metallic and Carbon BOOKS
Lead PENCIIL, with India Rubber
Bone Pen and Pencil I(LD)l1':RS
Letter B \L \NCES
Ink ST'ANI)D Sand ValsI
Whist MAt\KEHS
Excise INKS Ink and Pelnicil Elt AS RS
Star Spike FILES
Talisman STtR OPS
Japanese Cup) and Ball T RIt'K
Clock .MICE
Ring and Ball PUZZLE
Ring and Bit PUZZLE
Combination H MMERS
Date RAC(K.S Silk CORI)
Large Brown PAPER for Patterns
Marking INK, &c., &e.
A large Supply of STATIONERY.
Hamilton, 18th Sept., 1877.

Required at B. 1M.
Dockyard Immediately.

3 S h i p rights;
Wages 7/1i per Diem, for two Months.
None but good Workmen need apply.
Application to be made at SHIPWRIGHT'S
OFFICE, Dockyard.
3.d 'ept.. 1877.

Money to Loan
On Mortgage of Real Estate.

17th Sept., 1877.

Apply to MR. M. S. IHUNT,
Chancery Lane, Hamilton.


Has just Received and is now open-
ing, a Chuice assortment of

Call at Nos. 46 and 47, at the Sign
of the 1BG CIGAR," and see the stock
be has just received.
1H. A. G IANTH \M,
Nos. 46 & 47 Front St.,
Hamilton, lermuda.
N I.- TI I iY \ le C!1\I 1 AND GOOD.
September 17th, 1877.-3


1WTAN r E 1) -Tenders for the E
reaction of
I'wo Wooden Buildings
For a Club in Ireland Island.
The First -42ft. x 18ft. x 12ft.
The Second-30tft. x 17ft. x 12fi.
For all particular apply at the
II. M. D1ockyard.
Sej)tember 3, 1877.

rN Saturday last, the 15th instant, in Reid
Street in this Town, between the Office
.9 l- I -% J1 ..' - .

it is certain from the private letters of Captain Ro-,0 of Mr. 1). I)ARRELL and the I'UBLIC BUILD-
ger Wood that the discipline of the Church of iG5s, a large Envelope containing
England was strictly enforced in 1634, and a few T 770 TT n : ,
casual arrivals can scarcely have made a change all '
at once. In January 1634, he writes that he has relating to St. John's Temperance Ilall," in
received the Books of Homilies, and addressed them lia ..ilton Parish.
so far as they will serve to the six tribes. Toanoth- The Finder will be suitably rewarded in leav-
er correspondent about the same time he complains ing the same at Mr. D)arrell's Office during the
of the veneration of antiquities, and of the Corn- present week.
pan having ordered the reading of Homilies, liamilton, 17th Sept., 1877.
ma e in King Edward's days, in all the churches ..-.
so that all the famous divines, of whose writings
there were great plenty among them, must give F r I 89nt,
way to those old Homilies. The Independents in .
Bermuda did not formally separate themselves from rhat desirable and well known
the Church of England before 1644; and were I E 811)'; ENCE,
then so farina minority that the Royalist party u _rr- i 7V r
was able to banish the Rev. Nathaniel White, their all' U" 1JL 1"
leader, to Eleutheria in 1649. These are consider- I IID lE .yA
nations against the supposition that the islands (Lately in thte occupation of lion. Thomas Lett
were ever an asylum for persecuted saints. Wood), situated near I' aget Church and on the
There are few, if any, other names by which the Main Itcoad.
Somers Islands have become ktown to literature, The House is now being put in thorough re-
until we come to that of Thomas Moore in quite pair, and 0il be let with or without Faming
recent times. A small volume of Latin poems, Land adjoining .
called Musee Somerensis,' was published by kn own on application to the
George Stirke, son of a Bermudian minister of that i'ms made kown on application to the
name, who graduated at Harvard College in 1655; Undersigned.
(13) and the Rev. Nathaniel Bernard, Rev. Patrick S. S. IN G H AM.
Copeland, Rev. Nathaniel White, all contributed to llamitor, 18th Sept., 1877.
the controversial literature of their day. The only
writing of the former, however, which the editor
has been able to find, is a sermon published in 164 Ii* I TE D,
on the text, For rebellion is as the sin of witch- 2
craft, and stubbornness is as iniquity and idolatry. You
Because though hast rejected the word of the Lord, 5 SO
he hath also rejected thee from being king.' (1 Sam. One year old, ol good breed.
xv. 23.) a .,.If, nti h n-...,, .. .v .. "it ..... r .. -. ,

(1) In 1627; p. 441.

A pjpjlV 10LUC [IOU 4'LZEPER, ii~. Y.1unti jdiangL n.
'-epteme 1t,1877.

A S the undersigned contemplates
le.,ving, Bermuda on the 4th of October
next, to be absent a few weeks, it would
be desirable for any persons requiring his Pro-
fessional Services ESPECIALLY FOR OPEIR-
ATIONS, to pay him an early call.
Veterinary Surgeon.
September 17th, 1877.

For Sale,

(I. either furnished or not) and Property know ni
as (ROS COTT.\(A1 or GOVER-
N () R' C TT \GV," St. Georges.
Thoe l.,us, is in good repair, an'd comprises
l)raoing-roofn, I linin-:ooi m, 4 Bod-roomns, .,s, a Nursery, Kitchen, Larder
aid se 'rvants' !liall.
I'here ;re between I and 2 Acres of L\NI),
a well stocked GARl)EI, \.TA.1.E, COACH

Apply to

I lamilton,
St. Georges.

August 13ti, 1877.

Treasury Noticeo

i Receiver General Office,
After the first of October next, Payments
from the Public Treasury will be made only
to the Persons to whom they may be due or on
presentation of their written orders.
Payment of those Salaries or stipends which
is made dependent by Law on the production
to the Receiver General of certificates res-
pecting the due performance of duty will be
withheld, until the requirements of the Law
have been complied with.
2 Receiver General.


that the Bridges over the Causeway (par-
ticularly No. 1 Bridge, West) are unsafe in
consequence of the rottenness of the Timbers,
By Order,

6th Aug., 1877.

Colonial Surveyor.

l EIRMUDA, Alias
By His Excellency SIR ROBERT M.
LAFFAN, R.E., K. C. M. G.,
Governor, Commander-in-Chief,
Vice Admiral and Ordinary, in
and over these Islands, ,4c., Sjy.,
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 should not be granted
unto the said ALEXANDER AMURRA Y
OUDNEY, he she, or they, are to file his, 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-
nuintetrationwill be granted accordingly.
Colonial Secretary.
Dated at the Secretary's Office,
this 8th day of Sept., 1877.

Cheap Groceries.

I'he cheapest Groceries can be ob-
tained at

Also a Small Lot of
Say, Cotton SHEETING, beautiful CALI-
COES, Men's SOCKS, FANS, &c., &c.
And, a lot Cheap SLIPPIItSRand SHOES.
Pi ices to suit every one.
Last, butt least, Little Harry's Odourless
Safety Night IAMP," costs but a fraction of a
penny per night to use it. Chimney and shade
combined in one, entirely free from odours,
while burning, and
Hamilton, Aug. 21, 1877.


Apply to Captain STANLEY CREEK,
Brigade Major, JEolia, near Prospect.-Good

Sept. Ist, 1877.

Illadcira Onion Seed.

'I IEII Subscriber has received from Madeira
vi i London, a few Bottles of Choice

" IARLY WHITE" at usual price per bottle,
D)ot PEDRo-a few sample vials only at 3/.
These (tlions are highly recommended, being
of rapid growth and coming early to maturity.
For sale (by permission) at the Stores ot
Mecssrs. Gosling Bros.
Hamilton, 15th August, 1877.-2m

T'Io be Let,

To an approved Tenant,
mediate Possession,

with im'-

i The Dwelling House,
In this Town lately occupied by the Revd.
George H. S. Bell.
Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, July 23rd, 1877.

Wm. James Heney,

Commission agent,

wages given.

For Rent.

That very

Desirable and Conve-
niently Situated

Dwelling HOUSE,
In Reid Street, Hamilton, known as STONE-
IIAVEN," with Stables, Coach Hlouse, &c.
Apply to

MR. M. S.

I lamilton.

Sept. 3rd, 1877.




Branch Establishment, St. George.

TH E Proprietor of the above Es.
tablishment having just returned hy the
"Canima" from New York, and brought with
him a number of NEW CARRlAGES 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 of the same.
Strangers visiting the Islands a'e particu'i.rly
requested to call and give the above Establish-
ment a trial before going elsewhere .
Hemilton, Sept. 190, I7i6.


a -- I --


VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.


Sp. 17



Wind Temperature previous
P a.m. 24 hours.

sQ *
.-.- 0

0 0
81-7 74-8
83-3 73-0
84-5 69-6
87-5 72-0
88-5 73-0
80-5 73-4
79-9 71-2

139-8 64-2
148-0 61-2
148*2 54-4
152-0 56-6
148-4 59.8
139-6 6-t43
142-8 59-6

hlamillon, September 25, 1877.


Proceedings of tihe Legislative
Friday, 21st September, 1877.-Pursuant to ad.
journment the House met.
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
4" William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Eugenius Harvey,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Receiver General,
George Somers Tucker,
Randal Eden Webster, Colonial
The Senior Member present took the Chair.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, 25th inst., at 11-30


Abstract of the Proceedings oj the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Friday, 21st September.-The Bill entitled An ,
Act to continue the Clergy Act, 1869," was read a
third time.
Mr. Dill moved that "eighteen hundred and se-
venty eight" be substituted for "eighteen hundred
and eighty" in the duration clause-which was ne-
gatived. Ayes 11. Nays 19.
Mr. Cooper moved that "eighteen hundred and
eighty-two" be substituted for "1880" in that
clause-which was affirmed.
Ayes 16. Nays 14.
The Attorney General moved the following as
clause No. 3:
"In the event of the Grants out of the Public
Treasury in aid of the Clergy and Ministers of Re.
ligion not being continued after the time limited in
the. first clause of this Act for the continuance
thereof, the Rev. John Francis Burnaby Lumley
Lough, the Rev. George Tucker. the Rev. Freder-
ick John Foggo Lightbourn, the Rev. Mark James,
the present Incumbents of Livings in connexion
with the Church of England in these Islands, shall
while they respectively continue to hold Livings in
the said Church in these Islands, and the Rev.
Walter Thorburn, the present Minister of the War.
wick Presbytedian Church, while he continues
Minister of the said Church, shall respectively con-
tinue to receive out of the Public T1reasury their
present salaries in the manner provided by the Act
hereby continued.",
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved a point that the
Clause is out of order.
The Speaker overruled the objection.
The Clause was negatived.
Ayes 18-Messrs. J F Burrows, R J P Darrell,
N J Darrell, R D Fraser, S B Gray, E H Gosling,
11 H Gilbert, S A Harvey, H G Hunt, T D Middle-
ton, E Peniston, S Saltus, R Tynee.
'Nays 17-Messrs. S C Bell, F M Cooper, T N
Dill, A J Frith, J Fowle, J Harnett, J M Hayward,
W S Masters, S A Masters. T A Outerbridge, S C
Outerbridge, C Peniston, J W Pearman, J N
Smith, T F J Tucker, W H Wilkinson, T J Wad-
The Attorney General moved that the Bill do
now pass-which was affirmed.
Ayes 17-Messrs. J F Burrows, F M Cooper, R J
P Darrell, N J Darrell, J Fowle, S B Gray, E H
Gosling, T H Gilberl, S A Harvey, H G Hunt, S
A Musters,TD Middleton, E Peniston, C Peniston,
S Saltus. R Tynes, T J Wadson.
Nays 13-Messrs. S C Bell. T N Dill, A J Frith,
R D Fraser, J Harnett, J M Hayward, W S Mas-
ters, T A Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, J W Pear-
man, J N Smith. T F J Tucker, W H Wilkinson.
The Bill was then passed.
Mr. Hayward presented a petition signed by 252
persons, praying that the Clergy Act, should cease
on the 81st December, 1877.
The Bill to provide for the establishment of a
Board of Public Works was again committed.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
The fit st Clause was agreed to.
The Attorney General moved the second Clause.
Dr. Outerbridge moved to insert the following af-
ter the word "person" in the second line of
the printed Bill :-"Four of whom shall have seats
in the Assembly and hold office in the Board till
their successors shall be appointed from the next
new Assembly, in its first Session, and all subse-
quent appointments to the Board from the As.
sembly shall be made during the first Session of
every new Assembly, to hold office in like manner."
Mr. R. J. P.Darrell moved, The Governor shall
appoilt (9) members to be and compose the Board
ofrilads and Public Worksone lor each Parish, of
which 8 at least shall be members of the Assem-
Mr. Fraser moved that the Board of Public
Works shall consist of not fewer than 9, and not
more than 12 persons, includingone from each Par-
ish, and any tour members with the President,
shaball form a quom umi for the transaction of business
-which was negatived. Ayes 2. Nays 23.
Mr. Darrell's motion was negatived.

Ayes 2. Nays 23.
Dr, Outerbrlige's motion was affirmed.
Ayes 13. Nays 12.
The 3rd, 4th, and 5th Clauses were agreed to.
Mr. l)il moved a Clause limiting the duration of
the Bill-which was affirmed. Ayes 21. Nays 4.
-Mr. .t)arrell moved- a Clause as No. 6-which
was agreeD to.
TI.e House resumed...
The Chairman reported the Bill as amended, and
it was adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
The Bill to enable the Governor in Council to
postpone the sitting of the Courtof General Assize,
was read a second time and committed.
Mr.J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
Mr. Fraser moved a duration Clause, as Clause
No. 5-which was agreed to.
The Hlouse resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill, and it was a-
dopted an'l oldercd to be engrossed.
The Attorney General gave notice that on the
next day ol meeting he will move a message to His
Excellency the Governor to request His Excellen-
cy' permission to adjourn the House for 3 weeks.
Adjourned to Monday next

Monday. 24th September.-The Bill entitled An Act
to enable the Governor in Council to postpone the sit-
tings of the Court of General Assize," was read a third
lime and passed.
-The Attorney General moved that the rule be sus-
pended to allow of certain amendments (not being
verbal only) to be made to the Board of Works Bill-
which was objected to.
The order for the 3rd reading of the said Bill was by
consent carried over to the next day of meeting.
The House, on motion of the Attorney General, re-
solved itself into a Committee of the whole House, to
consider the Message of His Excellency the Governor
relating to the inability of Mr. Fozard, the Revenue
Officer for the Port of Hamilton, to perform his official
Mr. E. Peniston in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that it be recommended
to the House to order a Bill to be brought in to provide
a retiring allowance to Mr. Fozard, the Revenue Offi-
cer at the Port of Hamilton.
Dr. Outerbridge moved that it be recommended to
the House to make provision for a gratuity to be granted
to Mr. C. W. B. Fozard, on his retirement from Office.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved that it is inexpedient
to grant any allowance to Mr. Fozard before his retire-
ment from his Office.
Mr. S. A. Masters moved that it be recommended to
the House to grant a gratuity to Mr. Fozard on his va-
cating his Office of Revenue Officer, to be paid to him at
a certain rate by the year by equal quarterly payments
-which was negatived. Ayes 12. Nays 15.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge's motion was negatived.
SAyes 9. Nays 18.
Dr. Outerbridge's motion was affirmed.
Ayes 23. Nays 4.
The House resumed and adopted the Resolution of
the Committee.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor :-
(No. 12.)
Brigadier General,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
The Governor has the honor to request the at-
tention of the Honorable House of Assembly to the
fact that there exists a grave defect in the financial
arrangements of this Colony, for which he trusts
that the wisdom of the Legislature will be able to
find a speedy and effectual remedy. The defect to
which the Governor refers is the absence of any
effective audit prior to payment in the case of
some large classes of Public Accounts, and the con-
sequent absence, as regards those accounts, of that
reasonable amount of security against fraud and
error which it is incumbent upon every well-ordered
Government to try to obtain before it authorises
payments to be made from the Public Chest.
The Governor finds that he is called upon in vir-
tue of his office to sign Warrants for every issue of
money expended on the Public Service, and before
signing those important documents he thinks it his
duty to satisfy himself that the claims and the ac-
counts upon which they have been founded are lawful
and accurate; and as it would be impossible for the
Governor, without neglecting other and more im-
portant duties, to investigate every claim and exam-
ine every account himself, he asks, whenever a War-
rant is presented to him for signature, by whom the
claims and the accounts which it is intended to meet
have been audited and certified to be correct. In res-

pect of one class of public accounts-those, namely,
which are examined and audited by the Quarterly
Audit Committees-the reply to the above question
is always perfectly satisfactory. The Governor is
informed in every case that the claims and the ac-
counts have been submitted to the careful exam-
ination of the Quarterly Audit Committees, and that
they have only been passed for payment after hav-
ing been certified by those Audit Committees to be
lawful and correct. The Governor can feel no hesi-
tation whatever in signing Warrants founded upon
those accounts. They embrace however, but a small
portion of the public expenditure, amounting on an
average to about 2,000 a year.
But in respect of some other large classes of Pub-
lic accounts, comprising all those which do not
come under the cognizance of the Quarterly Audit
Committees, and amounting on an average
to about 20,000 a year, the answer to the
question is by no means so satisfactory. The Gover-
nor is informed with regard to these very import-
ant accounts that no precaution at all resembling
the careful examination by the Quarterly Audit
Committees has been adopted to guard against fraud
or error, but that the accounts have been passed to
the Receiver General for payment without any pre-
liminary audit of any kind; and thus the Governor
finds that when he is asked to sign Warrants au-
thorising the payment of any of these accounts he
is not furnished with any sufficient assurance or
guarantee that the documents he is called upon to
sign have been correctly made out.
The Governor is aware that all the public ac-
counts of the Colony are examined and audited at
a subsequent period by the Honorablle House of
Assembly or by Committees of Audit appointed for
the purpose by that House, but those audits are
carried out some time after all the Payments have
been made and when the consequences of any fraud
or of error may possibly be past remedy, and they
cannot therefore be considered to dispense with the
necessity of a careful audit made prior to payment
and in no way can they afford any assistance to the
Governor in his endeavour to satisfy himself of the
accuracy of the accounts before signing the War.-
rants which authorise their payment.
The Governor trusts that the Honorable House
of Assembly will agree with him in thinking that
every claim and every account in respect of which
the Governor is called upon to sign a Warrant au-
thorising its payment should be properly Audited
and certified to be correct by some competent Audit
Committee, or Audit Board, or individual Auditor,
before the Warrant is submitted for the Governor's
There are three ways in which it appears to the
Governor that this preliminary Audit might be car-
ried out:
1st.-The present Quarterly Audit Committees
might have their constitution modified and enlarg.
ed, their sphere of action extended, and their sit-
tings made continuous: they might be developed
in fact into one permanent Audit Board, possessing
a constitution similar to that of the proposed Board
of Works, and composed of Members of the Legis-
lative Council and of the Legislative Assembly and
of competent persons not members of either of those
bodies; and such regulations might be made as to
numbers and quorums and sub-committees as might
ensure there always being present a sufficient num-
ber of members to provide for the efficient audit of
any Public Account.
As the Claims made upon the Public Treasury
in respect of the classes of Public Accounts now
under consideration come in at uncertain times
and amount to sums exceeding ten fold the amount
now audited by the Quarterly audit Committee, it
would probably be found necessary that the audit
Board should be at all times ready and prepared to
work and it seems doubtful to the Governor how
far this could be reasonably expected of a Com-
mittee or Board composed of members living in dif-
erent'parts of these Islands and having in almost
every case other avocations which might call for
their presence elsewhere at the very time they were
most required at the Audit Board.
2nd.-If for the above or for any other reasons the
creation of an Audit Board were found to be im-
practicable or inconvenient then some individual
servant of the Colonial Goverment whose other
official avocations might admit of his devoting the
necessary time for the purpose, might be appointed
at a moderate salary to examine and audit all those
claims and accounts which are not audited at pre-
sent by the Quarterly Audit Committees, and to
certify to .the correctness of those accounts before
the Governor is asked to sign a Warrant for their

This mode of auditing the Public Accounts
would, the Governor thinks, be the simplest-the
most effective-the most economical-the best.
Some individual might be selected specially versed
in the examination of accounts and well acquaint-
ed with our Colonial Legislation, and whose other
duties might ensure his being always to be found
in the vicinity of the Public Offices and yet leave
him sufficient time to carry out efficiently his new
work. This second alternative therefore is that
which the Governor would prefer to see adopted,
as he is convinced that it is the best calculated to
protect the interests of the Colony and inspire con-
fidence in the Public mind, and though he will be
willing to accept the audit of an Audit Committee,
or Audit Board, if the Legislature determine to
create such a machinery-he nevertheless feels it
to be incumbent upon him to point out to the
Honorable House of Assembly the other course
which his long experience in the Public Service
satisfies him is the best.
3rd.-The Governor feels sure that by one or the
other of the above two alternatives the Legislature
will be able to provide for an effective audit of all
the public accounts before they are passed for
payment; but if neither alternative be considered
expedient or feasible there will still remain a
third, namely, that the Governor should himself
appoint some competent person to assist him in
making a preliminary examination of the accounts
which are at present unaudited-in other words
that the Governor should appoint and pay himself an
additional Private Secretary whose duty would con-
sist solely in examining and auditing all claims
and accounts sent in for payment to the Treasury,
and thus helping the Governor to satisfy himself
of the accuracy of those claims and accounts before
he signs the Warrants which authorise their pay-
ment. The Governor will be perfectly willing if
necessary to adopt this course, but he thinks it right
to point out to the Legislature that a private audit
of this kind however much it might lessen the
reluctance of the Governor to sign Warrants in
respect of accounts that had not been submitted to
any public audit could never be so valuable or so
useful as a regular official audit by a properly ap-
pointed Public Audit Board or individual Auditor.
The Governor has instructed the Attorney Gene-
ral to introduce a Bill providing for the audit be-
fore payment of all those public accounts which do
not come under the cognizance of the present
Quarterly Audit Committees, and he trusts that the
Legislature will pass that Bill with as little delay
as possible. The Bill which will be laid before the
Honorable House of Assembly provides for the ap-
pointment and the payment of an Individual Audi-
i tor as that is the course which the Governor strong-
ly recommends the House to adopt, but he will
leave it to the discretion of the Honorable the Leg-
islative Council and the Honorable House of As-
sembly to select the means by which the Audit shall
be carried out and he will accept their choice whether
it provide for the creation of an Audit Board or
of an individual Auditor.
Mount Langton, Sptembeer 24th, 1877.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill for the bet-
ter Auditing of the Public Accounts-which was read
a first time.'
The Bill for the better regulation of Light Houses-
was read a second time and committed.
Mr. S. A. Harvey in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that the blank in the
11th Clause be filled up" 600."
Mr. Fraser moved, that it be filled up "400"--which
was negatived.
Ayes 8-Messrs. Speaker, T N Dill, R J P Darrell,
R D Fraser, A J Frith, J Harnett, T A Outerbridge,
J W Pearman.
Nays 18-Messrs;J F Burrows, S C Bell, F M Coop-
er, N J Darrell, S B Gray, E H Gosling, J M Hay-
ward, H G Hunt, W S Masters, S A Masters, T D
Middleton, S C Outerbridge, E Peniston, C Peniston,
J N Smith, T F J Tucker. W H Wilkinson, T J Wad-
The Attorney General's motion was affirmed.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amendment,
and it was adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
Dr. Outerbridge introduced a Resolve for paying a
gratuity to Mr. C. W. B. Fozard-which was read a
first time.
The Bill to provide for the Salaries of the Light
House Establishments-was read a second time anri
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved that the word Quar-
terly" be substituted for the word "Monthly" in the
3rd Clause-which was affirmed.
Ayes 17. Nays 4.
The House resumed.
The Chairmanreported the Bill as amended, and it
was adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
The Resolve for procuring a Light and apparatus
for the St. David's Island Light House, was read a 3rd
time and passed.
Ordered, that the notice for sending a Message to
His Excellency the Governor with relation to the ad-
journment of the House, be carried over to the next day
of meeting.
The Attorney General gave notice that on the 3rd
reading of the Board of Public Works Bill, he will
move a Clause to the effect that all orders and pro-
ceedings of the Board involving expenditure of public
money shall be submitted upon execution for approval
of the Governor, and to increase the maximum number
of the Board to ten instead of nine.
Adjourned to Wednesday next. .
Message relating to Secretary's Office fittings.
Revenue Officers' Salary Bill-No. 2.
Message relating to payment of transport of mails,


September 20-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New
22-Am. Whaling Schr. Union, Tripp, New Bedford.
Sept. 18--R. M. Steamship Beta, Shaw, St. Thomas ;
mails and 17 pkgs merchandize.-Agent J. M.
24-Schr. Hound, Williams, Port Medway, N. S.; 60-
500 feet w p lumber to Samuel Chapman.
Sept. 18-R. M. Steamship Beta, Shaw, Halifax;
mails and 57 bunches bananas.
In the R. M. Steamer Beta, on 17th inst., from St.
Thomas:-Messrs. J. E. Juce, Alexander Ashley,
Sidney Winterbourne, E. C. DaCosta. 2nd Cabin-
Henry Fellingham, Gabriel Lamthe. Deck-John
In the R. M. Steamer Beta, on 18th inst., for Hali-
fax :-C. H. Smith, Esqr., Asst. Recr. General, Mr.
Richard J. Frith, Capt. Maydwell, 46th Regt. Deck-
John Welsh.
In the Mail Str. Canima, on Thursday last, for New
York :-W. J. Frith, Esqr., M.C.P., Miss Mary Jane
Frith, Messrs. Sydney Winterbourne, J. S. Scott, H.
M. Scott, J. M. Higgs. Second Cabin-Mrs. S. Trott
and daughter, Ella Musson, Robert Alexander.
The appointment of Naval Aide-de-Camp to the
Queen, vacant by the promotion to flag rank of
Rear-Admiral C. W. Hope, has been conferred
upon the Hon. W. J. Ward and Captain L. E. Som-
erset becomes a paid Aide-de-Camp.
ROYAL ENGINEERS.-Captain L. Lewis, at Ath-
lone, is in readiness to embark for Bermuda.
The Harvest in Canada this Season is reported
to be the largest for the last 15 years.
Two of the principal Judges of the Dominion
have just been Knighted by the Queen; viz:-
Hon. W. Richards and Hon. A. A. Dorin.
The Royal Naval Depot at Rio de Janeiro is to
be removed to Monte Video. The unhealthiness of
Rio is said to be the cause of this change.

There will be a meeting of the above Club at 4"30
this afternoon. Band of 46th Regiment will play the
following selection:-
1. March...........Royal Engineers......... SAWERTHAL.
2. Overture................Zampa................HEROLD.
3. Waltz...........Die Internationalen........ GUNG'L.
4. Selection..............Martha.............FLoTOIV.
5. Waltz.......... Maggie's Secret............CAMPBELL.
6. Galop, (Vocal)...A ways Joyful..........HECKER.

will be a Cricket Match on Friday next, the 28th inst.,
between the 46th Regt. and the 87th R. I. Fusiliers on
this ground. The Band of the 46th Regt. will play
during the afternoon.
Next week there will be a return match, the R.A. and
R.E., in Bermuda, against the rest of the Garrison.
The date will appear in our next issue.

We understand that the "D." Company, 46th Regi-
ment, will hold Athletic Sports in the Garrison Cricket
Ground, Prospect, on Saturday October 6th. Particu-
lars in our next.

I The Russians captured Lovatz on the 4th of Sep-
tember. It was done gallantly, and after so great
preparation that the immediate fall of Plevna was
confidently predicted. Indeed, the correspondents
of the English papers announced the defeat of Os-
man's army at Plevna on the day following, and
the feat seemed probable in view of the concentra-
tion of forces and the direction of all the energies of
the invading army to accomplish the result. Twice
defeated, once routed, in their attacks on Plevna,
the Russian campaign everywhere else was sus-
pended to enable them to crush Osman. The de-
monstrations of Mehemit Ali on the other flank
were threatening; the enemy before him were dri.
ven from their outposts and forced to contract their
lines, falling back slowly and stubbornly and mak-
ing their retreat more severely felt by the Turks,
than by themselves, but still falling back. But,
nevertheless, the purpose of Mehemet seemed likely
to fail, as the Russians did not relax their pressure
on Osman or divert any of the reinforcements des-
tined for Plevna. It was believed that they were
to try the Napoleonic plan of holding one opposing
army in check with a small force, while their main
army overwhelmed their adversaries in another
quarter. But if Napoleon could have beaten Osman
and Mehemet Ali in detail, the Russians have not
done it. The rapid capture of Plevna and defeat
of Osman so confidently predicted and reported,
have not yet taken place, and the Russian plans
have been so far modified that the course of their
reinforcements has been changed, and they are now
sent to the army facing Mehemet and not to that
operating against Plevna, a diversion necessarily
made against their desire and original purpose.
Plevna is invested, but at last advices was untaken.
Combinations in the rear and on the flanks of Os-
man's army are spoken of which may yet ac-
complish great results. But the dash into Plevna
and the rapid concentration against Osman, which
were to follow the capture of Lovatz have not oc-
curred. A substantial advantage was certainly se-
cured at Lovatz, but everything since has been
slow and hard work, with something which looks
like a siege of Plevna, and attacks and sorties made
and repulsed on either side.
All this time the armies in Armenia and those at
Schipka Pass have been quiet. It looks as if Sulei-
man must have been worsted at Schipka as he has
given over his attempts there, and is reported to
have moved away, with the intention, probably, of
joining Osman or meeting some of the forces said
to be in Osman's rear. So hard a fighter with troops
so seasoned by their Montenegrin campaign, will
soon be turning up somewhere at the front. The
Montenegrins have not remained passive, but as
soon as Suleiman's back was turned resumed hostil-
ities which have just culminated in the capture and
occupation of Nicsics. This is a bad hit for the
Turks. It will stiffen up the Servians, who not-
withstanding all their assertions, have not yet open-
ly engaged in the contest. It will encourage and
make more dangerous the Montenegrins, and give
new ardor to all the discontented provinces of Tur-
key. Still, the chief interest centres at Plevna and
Biela. It seems impossible that the large armies
arrayed against each other at the two places, can
long keep up their series of extended and grave
skirmishes, and avoid decisive contests. While the
Russians have gained ground on one flank, they
have lost it on the other, with a balance of the ad-
vantage in their favor. They have immense armies,
but so also have Mehemet and Osman, and the for-
mer is in communication with the strong garrison
at Rustchuk, and the latter will be helped by Sulei-
man or be otherwise reinforced. The Turks are
Said to have two hundred thousand men in Bulgaria,
Sand the Russians to exceed that number. No great
General, able to wield these masses with command-
ing skill, has yet appeared on either side. The
Three Turkish Generals have done quite as well as
' any opposed to them. They have held their own
when everyone expected them to give way; while
the Russians have not done as well as they promised
or as was expected. Gourkho and Skobeloff have
done good and gallant service and their names have
been made prominent, but so far, they have only
led expeditions or divisions, and the larger, more
comprehensive generalship, which can plan and
execute campaigns, has yet to manifest itself.


A match was played at Smiths on Wednesday
12th, between the "Athletics" and the "Bermuda
Club," resulting in an easy victory for the Ath-
Eugenius Zuill, c. and b. Masters............. 1
W. Smith, b. Masters.............. .......... 2
J. Peniston, c. Geust, b. Masters................ 1
H. Peniston, run out..................... .. .. 3
H. Eve, st. Gilbert, b. Darrell................. 0
A. Outerbridge, c. Trott, b. Masters............. 2
T. Davis, c. Gilbert, b. Masters................18
E. Zuill, b. Masters....................... ..... 11
C. Zuill, run out..................... ...... 1

kR. IPearman, c. Grantham, b. Hunt............. 8
J. Williams, not out..........................40
Extras 18

Total 1065

J. Darrell, b. Outerbridge 7

S. Gilbert, run out 0
T. Hunt, c. Zuill, b. Peniston 0

J. Watlington, b. Peniston 0
W. Masters, c. Eve, b. Out-
erbridge 0
E. Walker, c. Zuill,. b. Out-
bridge 4
T. Misick, b. Outerbridge 11
F. Misick, b. Outerbridge 1

H. Grantham, b. Outer-
bridge 0
W. Bluck, st. Outerbridge,
6. Peniston 0
R. Frith, not out 0

Extras 1

c. Zuill, b. Outer-
bridge 2
run out 0
c. Outerbridge, b.
Peniston 2
run out 3

b. Peniston

c. Eve,
run out
ft. Pen

b. Penis

not out
c. Pearm

Total 24
The "Athletics" won two matches
played with the St. David's,"

( our issue of the 11hth as likely to occur here between
the 18th and 24th instant, had not, we are gratified
, to say, taken place up to the hour of our going to
press on the 25th; and we may add that up to that
hour the appearance of the heavens did not indicate
any immediate severe change. The weather for the
past ten days has been particularly fine and agree-
able-more so indeed than is usual at this season of
the year. There has, however, been some severe
weather in the neighborhood lately, as the dread-
fully heavy ground swell which broke with such
force on the southern shores of these Islands on the
13th, 14th and 15th instant fully indicated.

passed the House of Assembly on Friday last by a
majority of four. It is to continue in operation for
five years, viz., till the end of 1882. The principles
on which this Bill is founded are the most just
that under the circumstances could be devised.
The opposition to it was directed not so much
against its principles, but against the Church re-
ceiving any support whatever from the Public
Chest, preferring its being placed solely on the vol-
untary system.

These Sports took place on Friday last 21st Sept.
on the North Shore, Devonshire, near the Navy
Wells. The wind which had been South during
the morning veered round in the afternoon to the
North West, so that the water was somewhat lum-
py, the effect of which was very visible on some of
the competitors as they landed after a race.
Though two or three heavy showers fell during
the early part of the afternoon, the clouds cleared
away by 4 p.m., the time appointed for the sports
to begin, and it remained fine for the rest of the
We were treated to something new in the stee-
plechase which was swam for by officers of the
Regt. only. The Course was one hundred yards,
the obstacles consisted of poles and hurdles running
across the course, lying on the surface of the water.
The swimmers had to go over the poles and dive
under the hurdles. We have seen that sporting
Captain win a jumping race before, though certain.
ly not an aquatic one, and the way that he (and we
might add another competitor whom we have seen
in a race or two before) negotiated the obstacles,
was quite a treat to behold.
The Committee consisted of Capt. Grieve, Capt.
Browne, and Capt. Allatt, the first of whom carried
out the duties of Starter with professional skill.
The Sub-Committee consisting of Color Sergt.
Wilson, Color Sergt. Harding, and Color Sergt.
Divine, who were most energetic in carrying out
the various details of the Sports.
In the evening the Officers of the Regt. enter-
tained their friends at a moonlight picnic.
Below is a return of the winners of the several
50 yards Private Jago 1
Robinson 2
Fowler 3
300 yards Private Hickey 1
Eaton 2
Half Mile Private Carberry 1
Blewitt 2
Officers' Steeplechase, 100 yards, Captain Graut 1
S Lieut. Young 2
Also started, Capt. Grieve, Capt. Allatt,
Lieut. Dumaresq.
Distance Diving Private Ackland 1
Payne 2
Duck Hunt Pvt. Blewitt, 1st Duck
Greasy Pole, with a Pig at the end, Private Mathews

This match was played at Prospect on Saturday
last, the 22nd instant, and was one of the most ex-
citing that has been witnessed on the Garrison
Ground for some time past. The Ghagans" have
not till recently shown an aptitude for this pastime
and it was with great caution that they accepted
the challenge from the "H." Company who for
some time have been recognized as the cracks" of
the corps. The playing was witnessed by a large
number of spectators who appeared highly amused
at the laurels won by the Ghagans. Later in the
evening the Band of the Regiment played a selec-
tion of music on the grounds. Annexed is the

1st Innings.
O.R.C., Color.-Sergt. G.
Down, b. Jones 4
Sgt. T. McLintic, c. Neal,
b. Sullivan 5
Pvt. C. Clark, c. Hines,
b. Jones 12

Pvt. H. Snell, b. Jones 0

Sergt. H. Hart, b. Jones 0
Pvt. W. White, c. Ford,
b. Jones 4
Pvt. J. Harrington, b. Jones 4

Lieut. Young, b. Jones 4
Pvt. C. W. Clarke, b. Jones 0
M. O'Loughlin, c.
Jones, b. Sullivan 0

J. Andrews, not out 0
Byes 6

Total 39

2nd Innings.

b. Green'

b. Jones

c. Sullivan, 6.
Green 18
st. Jones, b. Sulli- ,
van : 8
c. Doyle, b. Jones 15

b. Jones 19
c. Jones, 6. Sulli
van :
b. Jones 0
b. Sullivan '1

c. Crawley, b. Sul.
livan. 0
not out 0
Byes 7

Total 73

1st Innings. 2rndnnints.
Color.-Sergt. G. Green, l.b.w., b.
C. W. Clarke 0 c. H. Snell, b.
Pvt. D. Neal, b. C. W. Clarke 0 b. Hart

Sergt. J. Doyle, c. Andrews, b.
Hart 1

Pvt. E. Jones, c. Lieut. Young,
b. C. W. Clarke 4
Pvt. J. Sullivan, b. C. W. Clarke 0

Qr.-Master Sergt. T. Hynes,
l.b.w., b. C. W. Clarke
Dmr. T. Crawley, b. Hart
Pvt. J. O'Halloran, c. Andrews,
b. C. W. Clarke
Pvt. J. O'Neil, b. C. W. Clarke
Dmr. J. Ford, not out
Dmr. G. Taylor, b. Hart

Total 122

c. Snell, b.

b. C. W. Clarke1
c. Harrington,
b. Hart 3

0 b. Hart
0 b. Hart

b. Hart 1
not out 0
b.Hart 2
Wide Ball 1

Total 16

TORONTO, Ont., September 10.-The Decision of
b. Peniston 0 the Fishery Commission that it cannot consider, as
18 a ground of compensation, the privileges of obtain-
iston, b. ing bait," ice and provisions, and of transhipping
bridge 1 fish, these not being specifically granted by the
treaty, is regarded by the Globe's Halifax special as
ston 0 establishing that Americans possess only the right to
catch fish within the three mile limit; the other
0. privileges they are receiving through the favor of
uan, b. Out. the Canadian people, and the Canadian Parliament
dge 1 may next session debar American ,essels from
Extras 6 purchasing bait, ice and provisions, and from trans-
shipping fish at Canadian ports, if indeedthe existing
Total 32' laws do not already debar them. Without the
last month privileges mentioned the right to catch fish is of little


We are again presented with the facts as regards
the system of education adopted in our Common
Scbools-or correctly speaking, such of our private
schools as come under the provisions of the Act of
Legislature of 10th July 1872 through receiving a
partial support out of the Legislative grant; and
on the whole we may feel a certain sense of security
in the possession of a Board, who, wrestling with the
difficulties of the situation, have shown an untiring
energy in trying to advance the cause of popular
education amongst our lower orders.
I The report of course does not deal with our high-
er system of education ; but still theassertion con-
tained therein that a large number of the youths of
the present .dayv attend no school nt anl is a source

made Free Schools by assessment of the rental per
householder and including all the classes to be bene-
fitted: thus imposing a tax for collection at the
most seasonable opportunity throughout each year,
so as not to bear unnecessarily heavy on the class
which'would profit thereby.
Finally we would recommend that all the Teach-
crs be appointed for the future, as suggested by the
Board, after a certain examination of their qualifi-
cations, and that they be paid accordingly. It is
to be hoped too that the Legislature will place the
Board in possession of such means as will effect the
end in view, and which we conceive will be for the
ultimate good of the community at large.


of unfailing regret, and reflects much discredit on From the Demerara Colonist, August 27
those parents or guardians who persistently ignore
the duties of civilization with regard to these child- The announcement of the death of Joseph Troun-
ten; but if such duties are held in abeyance ell Glbert, which took place at Bermuda on the 27th
through ther.want of suitable school accommodation Jfeigned last wregreill, we are surwhe, behad hepleasure ofith un-
and appliances, we trust the hindrance will meet feigned regret by all who had the pleasure of his
with speedy removal, and the Legislature, will by a Mr. Gilbert came here when a very young man,
timely liberality, afford satisfaction in this respect Mr Glbert came hee when practisery younfessig manas
Thisis the fourth year during which the Board and at once commenced to practise his professionals
ystern has flourished, and although scarcely long a Barrister before the Courts of this Colony. He
enough in existence, as yet, to arrive at conclusive displayed abilities of no ordinary kind, and soon took
deductions, yet we believe a short summary of re- a leading part in the Courts, and won the confidence of
sults might be interesting food for thought and many as arrived here he was engagdct, within a few years after he
serve to open up the path which will carry us, we had arrived here he was engaged on one side or other
.hope, onward and upward. in almost all cases ol importance before the Courts.
he number of schools receiving aid, we gather But besides great abilities and much perseverance
from the Rnumbeport of the Board for 1876, was advan- and industry in his profession, Mr. Gilbert displayed
oed to20at the end of the first Quarter, being four peculiar and distinctive traits of character. ie had
more than on the books in 1875 at the same period; great firmness and decision and maintained his opini-
dAturing the latter 680 pupils were registered, of ns with a tenacity and independence which often
whom.88 did not put in an appearance, but out of gave offence, and which at times injured his professional
those who did it was ascertained 200 made satis- advancement and promotion. Mr. Gilbert, however,
factory progress, and the attendance was fairly re- was too honorable and hghminded a man to conceal
gular, whilst of the former period out of 908 on the lhis opinions, or flinch iom avowing his convictions,
books (a good increase) only 78 made no attend- although aware that by so acting he was damaging
ance (evincing more regularity) and 220 had pro- his prospects. For many years he took an active part
gressed,marking an appreciable relative advance- in what may be calledlocal politics and public ques-
ment in 1876. a ra aan- tions, and on all these occasions he displayed a sturdy
In the June Quarter 1875, the number of Schools, independence and unbending firmness, which were
In however, advanced 2, and a decrease of 1 occurrhools, galling to his opponents and irritating and annoying
in the same Quarter, 1876, through some cause un-to the rulin powers. is political opinons-if it
explained, but which we are inclined to think, affect- may be said that the questions and controversies which
ed The balance of pupils on the books. At anyra occasionally arise here can be properly termed "po-
Se e t he tny rate litics"-were liberal, and that did nosuit the views
the former rose to 832 from 680, and the latter sank of local autocrats. Feared and courted, and at times
n frothme books were 836. Nearly eusat these p eriodsfind the denounced and threatened, he remained unmoved and
absentees diminishing relatively from 64 to 41 inflexible, maintaining his opinions with a courage
(creditable) and it would appearthat he accesion and calmness that commanded respect and admiration.
to the ranks in 1875 were more ductile, and proved No cajolery, no flattery, could sway or influence him.
more efficient than the residumiof 1876-standing He was actuated by high motives, conscientious and
as 218 to 208. t his would lead to the belief that honest opinions, and he stuck to them as a brave
a number of th208.e progressing scholars into the belefthat re- and honorable man ought to do, careless of the results.
a number of the progressing scholars in the last re- 0 s n t cg ycophaney too common
turn had fallen off, either with the object of at- Heo scoinedethe cringing sycophancy too common
tenin a if hen r cou e tha taht theobject ofat- amongst those who sought employment in the Public
tending a higher course than taught in these Com- Service, and still more did he despise the overbearing
mon Schools or else had developed sufficiently conduct and habitual hauteur of some of the officials."
to start, let us hope, a prosperous career: but we In every project for the promotion of the welfare of
must also conclude that the closing of one of the the colony Mr. Gilbert took a warm and indefatigable
schools must have taken place in a district where interest, and we may re r especially to the Royal
no other was convenient to absorb those previously Agricultural and Commercial Society, which is in-
enrolled, which would account for numbers, and the debated for much of its prosperity andwhich isefulnes into
progression may be put down to the accession tem. Mr. Gilbert's efforts
porarily, perhaps, of a better instructor, or better MAr. Gilbert was, however, too able and prominent
insti auction generally. If the compulsory closing a man to be overlooked or disregarded, and hence he
of a School, through whatever cause, leads to Euch was appointed Solicitor Gendral and afterwards Attor-
unfortunate results as depriving a number of child- ney General ofthe colony. Not favoured, but often
ren of the means of Education at a critical time, it eared, by the ruling powers, they found they could not
would seem to point out the necessity that all Com- do without him, and hence, though they would have
mon Schools should become Board property, should been glad to pass him by, they were obliged to retain
be in a central position as regards the class to his services. But those who know the history of his
whose wants they are supposed to minister, official career can testify that the same independence
and, more important still, the Board should be in of character, the same firmness and tenacity in ad-
possession of authority to prevent the appointment being to honest convictions and opinions, continued
of teacher becoming vacant before it might be in to characterise his conduct after his appointment to
their power to replace by another, an official post. He would yield to no official hints
In the September Quarter, 1875, the course of ed- or threats to modify his opinions or views, but adhered
ucation so far triumphed that two more schools were to them with a determination which often rendered
added to the list, making 20 in all in this Quarter, his position far from pleasant.
with 876 pupils on the books; and although the Had he lived, we have little doubt, notwithstanding
increase was 44 over the preceding Quarter, the the drawbacks which we have referred to, he would
absentees were 2 less, whilst those who made satis- have attained the highest position he could have aimed
factory progress increased to 226. Let us now at, but an inscrutable Providence struck him down in
look to the results in the same Quarter of 1876 and the prime of life with a fatal malady, to the great
we fnd another school less on the books than in grief and sorrow of his family, friends, and acquain-
the preceding Quarter-or only 18 in all-with a tances.
loss of 24 pupils nominally-leaving a total of 812 t We have spoken of him only as a barrister and
the actual number of absentees increasing from 41 public man, and his conduct in these respects is known
in June to 66 in September period; and the results to many in the Colony, and with what we have above
lower in :atio-or say as 3-9 of the former to 3-76 said we shall leave this part of his history to the judg-
of the latter (203 and 199.) Well, we would be ment of his contemporaries.
ir-clined to accept the unfavorable influence of cli- But there is another and a brighter and pleasanter
mate at this time of the year, but that the progress view to be taken of him. As the beloved member of
in the JLune and September Quarters, 1875, do not a devoted and fond family, and as the kindly friend
bear us out in this surmise; therefore we must look and companion in a social circle attached to him by
to other causes for the disturbingelement. In 1875, sincere and heartfelt affection, he was much esteemed,
however, we find that the schools prospered in num- and, we believe, truly appreciated ; and it could not
ber and pupils, and that the absentees were less; in be otherwise with those who were honoured by his
1$76 we find the reverse of all this. Thus, it would private friendship. Cold and reticent-even sarcastic
seem wise to infer to 'nfer hat our poorer classes could and iaughty-as he often appeared to those but par-
n~t afford to send their children to school; arid as tially acquainted with him, to his intimate friends and
the amount of labour done in this Quarter at which to those who had received and deserved his confidence,
the young people might be employed, is not super- he was everything that is mild and gentle, kindly and
latively large, it must have been because a good affectionate, and to no one would any friend of his
many were unable to afford the desired school fees, have more naturally gone than to him when in dis-
and of those' who did attend, more attended on tress and trouble, and from no one would he have
credit. As bad, pay is poor encouragement, the received more kindly sympathy, more real assistance,
schoolmasters'may have tried less to push their pu- than from our departed friend. Would that we had
pIils on; and after all such a state of things raises many such amongst us now. He will be remembered
up a miserable restraint as betwixt debtor and ere- with affectionate regard by many in this Colony.
editor, that we are not surprised at the attendance Mr. Gilbert was publicly thanked on more than
proving less regular or dropping away altogether. one occasion by the Court of Policy and the Com-
cIn the December Quarters 1875 and 1876, the blned Court for his services as Attorney General, and
No. of assison wa s as follows: : the minutes of the Combined Court contain a record
No. of assisted schools .187. 20 of Governor Hinck's high appreciation of his valuable
....... 1876 18 public services. lie was President of the Royal Agri-
No. of pupils on the books........ 1875 911 cultUral and Commercial Society in 1863, and was
No. o pupi on s........... 1876 784 Financial Representative for Georgetown in 1863-4.
Absentees for the entire Quarter..... 1875 80 [Then follows the obituary notice ot Mr. Gilbert
1876 55 which appeared in our Gazette of July 31.]-Ed. Br,
Number reported as progressing sa-f 1875 228 Royal Gazette.
tisfactorily ........................... 1876 196
And here again we have a state exactly similar to CRICKET.
that of the September Quarter, with apparently the T , m b.ahe h oa Ei
same forces at work influencing the attendance and he return match between the oyalEngineers
-results.. In 1876 the falling off in the numbers and the 46th Regiment was played on the 18th. in-
may be attributed to the parents, as we have before stant at Prospect, when the Royal Engineers again
pointed out, who, unable or unwilling to pay for won a victory, chiefly owing to the brilliant batting
the previous Quarter'straining, now withheld their of Dr. Ring, Captain Ferrier, Lt. Wilkinson and
children altogether. This theory is borne outby S, appear Martin, and the bowing of CorpL. ;Risk.
the two reports in showing that the amount receive. For the losers Captain Allatt and Lieuts. Eden and

ed from the pupils (we only take those who actually IsoUfj oaut ea in znau syT e nor wncn nhey are
attend) during the last Quarter of 1875, when the. so justly celebrated. The Band o the 46th played
schools attained a maximum, was 108 .0/5 as a charming selection, adding enjoyment to a very
against the first Quarter of 1876 (which muster, agreeable afternoon. Score as under:-
almost an equal number) the amount, from the 1st Innings of 46th Regiment.
same source was only 84 0/4, being at the rate 'of Lieut. Eden, b. Bloom..................... 20
2/7 1-6 nearly per Quarter for each pupil of the form-. Lieut. Ashby, c. Bloom, 6. Blancheflower........10
er, dwindling to 2/0 3-10 nearly per pupil of the Iat- ISergt. Cull, b. Risk....................... 12
ter, and fluctuating throughout the year until De. Pvt. Jones, b. Risk....................... 10
member Quarter, when for 629 pupils 88 19/ in. Corpl. Baldwin, b. Bloom...................... 0
creased*the school teachers' means of subsistence. Captain Allatt, b. Risk....,.................... 16
Looking at the aggregate remuneration the Sergt. Murray, c. Adams, b. Risk............... 3
Teachers of our Common Schools are allowed, we Pvt. Sullivan, c. Bloom, b. Risk............... 6
must admit the sum is dreadfully small, if any kind Lieut. Young, c. Adams, b. Bailey............. 16
of decent results are to be expected; and if the Pvt. Clarke, not out......................... 19
-Bsystem as now applied has failed in affording corm. Pvt. Payne, b. Bailey.... ..................... 0
plete satisfaction, then it is at once evident the Extras 15
powers of the Board should be enlarged, and in the
most useful direction. Total 118
It is not at all clear that compulsory education, -
except in a mild and indirect form, is necessary; First Innings of Royal Engineers.
nor is it desirable that these Common Schools Sapper Martin, b. Jones.....................27
should be supported in toto from the general taxes, Corpl. Blancheflower, c. Jones, b. Blancheflower.. 0
as we are under the impression that the majority of Sergt. Major Bailey, run out.................. 3
the class who use these schools are well enough able 1 Dr. King, b. Jones............................40
to bear their maintenance by the exercise of a pru. Corpl. Adams, b. Young...................... 5
-dent economy; and if they neglect this important Lieut. Bor, c. Ashby, b. Young................ 2
item of expenditure, then these schools should be Captain Ferrier, c. Ashby, b. Sullivan, ..,,... 18

Lieut. Wilkinson, b. Cull..................... 37
Corpl. Risk,b. Jones.......................... 0
Corpl. Bloom, b. Jones ....................... 9
Sapper Williard, not out...................... 0
Extras 13

Charles Henry Smith, Esqr., Assistant Receiver
General having obtained six months leave of ab-
sence, in consequence of ill-health, left in the Mail
Steamer Beta on Tuesday last for Halifax. We
hope that he will be speedidy benefitted by the
change of climate, so that at the expiration of his
leave his health will be fully restored.

MOVEMENT OF TROOPs.-We understand that H. M.
S. Himalaya will embark H. M. 1-19th Regiment, at
present stationed at Aldershot, at Portsmouth, on or
about the 1st of November, to relieve H. M. 87th Royal
Irish Fusiliers at St. George's. She may be expected
here about 15th.
Williams of the Schooner Hound, who arrived on
Sunday last from Port Medway, N. S., will please
accept our thanks for two Halifax papers of the
11th and 12th instant.
William M. Tweed's examination before the Al-
dermen's Investigation Committee, of the City of
New York, was still in progress. Tweed appears
determined to give the whole truth. He gives the
names of his fellow corruptionists, with some not hi-
therto known. The arrangements made by the
Ring with persons who had claims on the corporation
for work of any kind done therefore, was for 20 per
cent to be added to their accounts, 15 per cent of
which was paid back to Tweed and his friends, 6 in
number, and subsequently divided at the rate of 21
per cent to each.
Governors Straban is not expected to return to
Barbados before November when writs for a Gener-
al Election will be issued.
Small-pox of a virulent type has broken out at
Guadaloupe and Martinique.
A colored man named Davis was executed at
Glendary prison, Barbados, on the 28th ultimo for
the deliberate murder of his reputed wife.

Wr From 1st October to 31st March the After-
noon Mails will be despatched from the Post Offices
at 3 o'clock.
BIRTH, at Rockland, Hamilton, on the 19th instant,
........., August 21, at Eastbourne, Sussex, Eng-
land, the WIFE of Surgeon-Major William Hensman,
MARRIED, at St. Paul's Church, Charlottetown.
P. -E. I., on the 4th September, by the Rev. David
Fitzgerald, Rector, C. H. ROBINSON,, Esqr., of Hamil-
ton, Bermuda, to JANE L. SMITH, eldest daughter of
the late James D. Haszard, Esqr., of Charlottetown,
P.E.I.-Halifax Morning Chronicle, September 11.

DIED, at Wellington Park, St. Georges, Sept. 1st,
JOSEPH STUART HUNTER, the beloved son of Freder-
ick and Louisa Hunter, after a few days illness, aged
6 years and 10 months.

Hogsheads STOUT
Hogsheads ALE E
Portland CEMENT.
Hamilton, Sept. 25th, 1877.-3 3)p.

Fresh Fruit.

On arrival of Canima" on the 1st October,
Pears, Peaches, Grapes,
And a PFancy Lot of

Will be received at the C(ONFI'CTION-
El Y ESTABLIsI M ENT,"9 Northwest corner
of Dundonald and Junction streets South of
Victoria Park.
Hamilton, Sept. 25, 1877.-1


A Good Plain COOK,
For the Detachment Mess, 46th Regt., Bonz
Apply to
46th legt., Boaz.
Sept. 25th, 1877.-Ipd

Cook Wanted,
By a Family residing in this Tovn.
Apply at the Ollice of this Gazette."
Hamilton, Sept. 25th, 1877.

For Sale.

Made to order in New York.
To be Sold at a Hargain.
Apply at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
Hamilton, Sept. 25th, 1877.

Picked Up,
In this Town last Week,

The Owner can
the "Royal
Hllamilton, Sept.

hear of same on application at
Gazette" Stationery Store.
25th, 1877.

(. FJ. /Ickermann,

Apply to
J. DAIIi ) L ),C
St. George',-, "ept. 25th, 1877.-'Zm

By Auction,

I o-morrow,


One Very Superior

Sold for no fault, the Owner having no

One Covered Carriage,

To seat four persons.
One very Superior Invalid
Very little used.
And many other articles which
on day of Sale.


will appear

September 25, 1877.

27th inst., At noon,
Under fite Bier SShed,
Fancy SOAPS Writing DESKS
Dressing CASES, &c.

--u LJjweitK nown Upper acht

As she will appear with MAST, SAILS, BAL-
LAST, &c. : the Express" is perfectly
tight, and will carry 50 Barrels.
A Pleasure SKIFF, in first class

A Fine COW
Heavy in Calf

Without reserve to close consignment,
of American

And a few Tons of Bat GUANO, &c., &c.
Hamilton, Septr. 25, 1877.

D. iE. Seon's Cash Store.

Articles of the Best Quality at the
Cheapest RIates.

Just Received from London,
Per Beta" via Ilalifax, and per Fanny Fern"
R ETS Chamber WAR IE 'Tinware,
\VVK I.S and BASIN-i Painted'
Hlot \at(r C0 \NS
S K I LLE!TS- Tin Lined
'Iin CUPS:
Tin l'ANS-Oval and Round
Galvanized BUCKET.S-5 sizes
$lop PA I l.--l'ainted and ( Camp KEI'TLES-10 sizes
White Cotton SIIHlEI.' ING
QUI LTn, White and Colored., from 8 to 12 Qrs.
Damask Table NAPKIN I
Do. DOY LI ES--Fringed

And in Store, lately Received,
A Variety of
And Odds and Ends of all kinds
A Few Chinese BRAICELE'I'S,
Real Silver, made by Chinese in Demerara-
very handsome
New Goods on the way.
D. E. SEON.:
September 17th, 1877.-3 3p

For Rent,

SA good Cottage!
Near liamilton,
With Parlor, Dining Room, Kitchen, 3 Bed-
rooms, Pantrys, &c.

A pply to

I lamilton, epL 24th, 1877.-2

For Ient,
In the Town of Hamilton,
A Furnished Tlvo story
SBwels*, IO S;ff ^ e
Apply at the lRoyal Gazette" Offllice
I lamilton, Sept. 25th 1877.

a Lot


use for


Commissariat Office, ,
24th September., 1877.

ON and after the 1st October next, the
prepared to receive Tenders for TREASURY
BILLS at the reduced premium of one per
cent for GOLD and one and' a half per. cent
A. C. General,
2 District Commbisary General.
Colonist copy twice.

"The Subscriber,
Has Just Received,
A Superior Lot of
Kerosene Stoves,
Of a New and Improved Pattern, with Ovens,
Broilers, Saucepans, &.c., Complete
Prices very Cheap from 6/ up.

iHis Usual Assortment of
For Coal or Wood,

Of the most approved Patterns.

llamilton, Sept. 24th, 1877.-2

For Sale,

A Lot of LAND:
In Southampton Parish adjoining that Property'
known as Radnor" and containing 5: acres,
3 roods, 31 perches, a large portion of which is
arable and highly productive,
Possession may be had at once -
By applying to
Paget, 17th Sept. 1877.-3 3p.

Supplies for Salo.


Vacuum Pan SUGAR

And are closing out an Assortmeint of
Pitch Pine cantling.
At very moderate Prices.
Also expect to have shortly,
A Lot of New York Manufactured

Mainly now used in packing Onions for that
Also, for rougher packing,
A Quantity of Provincial Manufae-
tured Onion BOXES,
With their usual excellent St. John manuftac-
tured Tomato Box ENDS and LATHIS.
Hamilton, Sept. 18, 1877.--2 3p _

(Unclaime.d Letters.
Mrs Adams (North Shore), Edwin A Anderson,
Howard Astvwood, Mrs Sophlia Anderson, (Gun
Brown, Eugenius Burgesp, Robert Blutlerfitid,
Mrs Mary Butterfield, tR 1' Butteiefield, Silveri.
Britomar, -Miss G Cohen, Wm Gasbot, Anug Dill,
Edward l)ickinion, Susan E Gibson, Edward W
Greavet, Angelina Gilbert, Joseph E H ins,>n, M H
Hcaly, Laura James, Mrs Nathan Jackson, Ms
John James, Frances Jones (North Side), Ellen
Kie, Miiss M Kins, J H Lammot, Jane Lusher, Mary
Minors, Lewis Jos de Medeiros, Cecelia Roberts,
Mrs Susan Robinson, Rachel Romeo.I W Robsinson,
Olivia Smith, Jo-eph Silva, Robert Simmons (Pilot),
Mrs Elizabeth Simmons, Catherine Toti, Thos P
da Tuzo, Benjamin T 'rott, Samuel Todd, Get rgo
Post Office, Hamilton, Sept. *4, 1877.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND direct, per Transport
Seamer Greenwood, close at the Post Office, Ham-
ilwon, To-morrow, Wednesday, at 8 a.m.
FICE, ST. GEORGE, Septr. 24, 1877.
Mary Allen, A B Burch, Susan Budd, fleniietta
Burgess, Mango Jones, T H Pitt & Son, Miss [I A
Smith, John T Sherlock, Samuel Todd, Thos W
Talbot, William Trott.


At 12 o'clock, Noon,
10S frof otf Iof ? S .oresX

15 TUBS very superior choice
Goschen BUTTER
10 Boxes CHEESE
15 Bls. Family FLOUR
5 Bls. very superior Kiln dried Corn MEAL
20 Bags CORN 20 Ditto BRAN
200 Bushels OATS
Planting and Eating POTATOES
Pilot and Navy BREAD
BISCUITS in Tins assorted




9 a .

Colo,,ial Secretary's Office,
'EPTI MBER 24T-I, 1877.
A LI Persons having Demands against the
Public Treasury, for Services which are
authorised by law and which have heretofore been
paid by the Public in virtue of such legal author-
ity, are hereby required to render their respective
Accounts made up to the 30th day of this present
Month oj September, to the CLERK OF HER MA-
On or before the 8th day of October,
The Committee of the General Assembly ap-
pointed under the authority of the Act entitled
"An Act to provide for the quarterly auditing
and payment of the claims of certain Public
Creditors,"-are hereby required to meet be.
tween the 8th and 13th days of tlie Said "tmiiith
of October, and the Committee of the Legisla-
tive Council between the 8th antl 16th days of
the same month to audit and pass such Accounts.
By His Excelleney's Command,
S. Colonial Secretary.



B ER 1t U S)D A, pected to instil into the minds of their pupils; and,
lastly, parents and guardians should be careful in
Proceedings of the Legislative clearing the mental path of our youth by opening
Council. up and ever sustaining before them some friendly
Tuesday, 18th September, 1877.-Pursuant to ad- goal or ambition wherewith to encourage their best
journment the House met. endeavours in the straining after knowledge,-but
above all to sink that cankerous hesitancy of future
Present,- purpose, adopt early the future career, and by a
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson, sound system of home training, make the path of
William H. Gosling, the pedagogue easier, the future of their children
James H. Trimingham, brighter, and thereby implant a clearer destiny for
Joseph H. Harvey, all. What is wanted for each individual is more
James Tucker, Receiver General, of a special and a good leaven of general training,
Randal Eden Webster, Colonial so as to fit us all for that station in life to which
Secretary. it has pleased GoD to call us. I
The Senior Member present took the Chair. September 8, 187PHILO.
The Bill entitled "An Act to continue the Act September 8, 1877.
granting a Salary to the Speaker of the Assem- From the N. Y. Journal of Commerce, August 15.
bly," was read the third time, passed, and ordered
to be laid before His Excellency the Governor by THE FISHERIES COMMISSION.
the Colonial Secretary. The State Department is in receipt of dispatches
Adjourned to Friday next, 21st inst., at 11'80. announcing the opening of the sessions of the Fish-
eries Commission at Halifax. The British case, the
counter case of the United States, and the British
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette. reply have been duly filed, and the examination
EDUCATION IN BERMUDA. of witnesses has commenced. The commission was
SIn,-From my daily intercourse with friends, created by article 22 of the Treaty of Washington
-neighbors, and the population generally through- to decide whether any and what compensation should
out these Islands, I can safely venture to assert that be allowed Great Britain for the alleged superiority in
our state of civilization is not to be very much de- value of the advantages confined by the British con.
plored; or that in conversation with them indivi- cessions upon citizens of the United States over the
dually have I found a lack of healthy intelligence, advantages conferred by the United States concessions
fair reasoning capacity, or good business proclivi- upon the subjects of Her Britannic Majesty by the
ties; and more than all have I failed to detect treaty of 1871, and it seems to be conceded equally by
amongst our grown up people of the various classes the two Governments that the award must be a unani.
and conditions of life anything unfitting their sev- mous finding of the three commissioners. The case
eral stations and their relations one to another as made by Great Britain claims: First-That the
which would induce the belief that our educational difference between the concessions of the old conven-
resources were gravely at fault. tion of 1818 and the privileges conferred by the treaty
There has been a great outcry of late for a change of 1871 are the subjects of compensation. Second-
in the matter of secular instruction in our common That these are, the right to enter the great bays like
schools, and I rejoiced to see that our civiliza- those of Fundy and Chaleur within the lines drawn for
tion is so far advanced as to require some extension the purpose of fishing, the right of fishing within the
of the present system; as it shows that the efforts three-mile limit from shore, the use of the coast for
already expended are bearing fruit, and that in con- the purpose of drying and curing fish, the privilege of
sequence there may be a probability of our sphere traffic for bait, supplies, &c., in the Dominion and
of usefulness as a community becoming more ex- Newfoundland ports, and the rights of transshipment
tended and important than heretofore. of fish from the same. Third-That the mackerel
These deductions are natural and obvious if we fishery is of enormous value, almost entirely confined
reflect that individual enterprise is latent until a within the three-mile limit, and absolutely necessary
reward for exertion appears in the shape of a remu- to the United States as a supply of food and the lar-
neration commensurate with the difficulties which gest element of their fishing trade, and that if retained
have to be surmounted in order to gain a desired exclusively by the British subjects would give a valu-
end. But if all this excitement after knowledge able monopoly and the command of the American
gives birth to an unhealthy offspring, the men market even with a heavy duty. Valuing these
who are now the most energetic in advocating claims according to certain British official returns, and
a high pressure process would perhaps be the fore. the testimony of the Dominion and Newfoundland
most in deploring the results. fishermen engaged in that business, the British Gov-
The question of educating the masses, because it ernment demands $14,280,000 for the twelve years'
is a popular measure, and admitted on all sides as lease of the advantages which the treaty offers to the
highly desirable, should nevertheless be carried on citizens of the United States, which estimate is the al-
cautiously and prudently; and education, to ensure leged surplus value of the British concessions over and
a contented prosperous life for a community should above the advantages which are given by the United
never soar too far in advance of the necessities of States to the British Government in opening the Ame-
that particular community for the time being, but rican fisheries to the subjects of Her Britannic Majes-
simply the system should be possessed of so much ty, and making fish and fish oil free of duty.
elasticity and life as would anticipate and meet the The American counter case replies: First-That
future relations of man to man in the age in which the difference between the treaties of 1818 and 1871
each man's lot is cast. is neither in fact nor by diplomatic construction the
This would appear more applicable still in a small just measure of the relative advantages by either Gov-
isolated community like ours, which although an ernment under the treaty of 1871. Second-That
essential dependency of the great British nation, as to the advantages alleged by the British case to be
has yet in itself no part of much importance to play the grant of the treaty of 1871, the right to enter
in the history of the world, and therefore demands within the headlands of such bays as those of Fundy
no mighty or highly cultivated intellects to devel- and Chaleur was never surrendered by the treaty of
ope amongst a people whose calm, methodical exis- 1818, was never claimed so as to be practically enfor-
tence, although a great end and source of happin. ced by the British Government, and will always be
ess, would only fret and chafe such proud expand- maintained by the United States, as an inalienable
ed minds as might certainly be forced up in our right, that the right of traffic for supplies and the
midst by a system of hot-house training, eventually right of transhipment were not conferred by the
drive our best sons from us perhaps into a land of treaty of 1871, and are now only exercised permissive-
aliens, and leave our island home more void and ly and subject to revocation by the legislation of the
desolate than before. Dominion, but that even if granted by the treaty of
No! highly gratifying as it would be to us to 1871 it is simply a reciprocity in trade which benefits
wear the pride which we might borrow from high both buyer and seller, and cannot be supplemented
class native genius in the abstract, yet it would be by a money equivalent on either side, and consequent-
dearer to us still to see all around us-happy, pros- ly that the value of the inshore fishery, with the in-
perous and ordinarily contented; and would there creased facilities in the use of the coast for drying and
be an increase of these three valuable conditions of curing, are the only subjects of compensation to be
society, I should like td ask, if an importation was considered. Third-That the value of the mackerel
made to these Islands of one of the elaborate and fishery is largely derived from their own shore fisher.
costly systems lately adopted by the great nations of ies and the deep sea fishing, and that the proportion
the age as a social experiment, and our youth were of the mackerel catch derived from the inshore fisher-
to be forced and crammed on the latest principle to ies opened to citizens of the United States by the
drink to over repletion from the fountain of univer- treaty of 1871 is small ; that statistics of trade prove
sal knowledge ? Besides we must consider that that the American market could not be controlled by
such nations have known and felt the want of such the British fisheries even without competition.
giants, and with a bustling activity, extensive corn- Fourth-That the Freedom of the United States in-
mercial relations, and a huge political organization shore fisheries, the use of the Menhaden fishery, which
have and will afford facilities for the employment of furnishes the necessary bait for the mackerel fishery,
such. Have we such a field of labour or such a and which is exclusively within American limits and
sphere of usefulness in a relative degree ? I trow the freedom of entry into American ports of fish and
not; and yet we present this queer anomaly in our fish oil furnish ample and sufficient equivalent for
characters to the reflection of philosophers and oth- any and all advantages derived from the treaty ol 1871
ers. Our habits are simple, our political organiz- by citizens of the United States. It is supposed that
ation, as we have pointed out, is also simple, and all the time allowed for taking testimony will be fully
our existence as a body or people requires no sub- occupied. Since the opening of the session the Do-
tle intellect to comprehend, no mighty will to de- minion press seems to be a good deal excited over the
velope; nor ought we particularly to covet a gifted proceedings, and the subject is attracting there a gen-
poet, painter, sculptor, guide or philosopher, as we eral and marked interest. The proceedings so far
long to a parent which in itself possesses all these have been with closed doors, and it is understood will
in abundance, and one as well from whose records so continue, but it is believed that as all the formal pa.
we may receive a sufficient inspiration as to the pers are now filed the case and counter case will be
mode of advancement for the general welfare, if given to the public by both governments, so that the
we only apply it in a moderate degree, and as suit- people may intelligently understand the grave ques-
able to our wants, tons and large interests at stake.
Would we be any more contented if all our peo- -
pie were educated on a par, and the farm labourer c "TJ .
possessed the same cultivation as our artisans, me- % B Oots & Sh oes.
chanics, storekeepers, clerks, merchants, profession- '

al men, Assemblymen, and so on, if such were pos- ---
sible ? And yet I believe I am correct in saying NOW OPEN
that this end is the one apparently desired by the
Editor of the Colonist," if we may judge from the AkT H.V 1E 0 I1D) A N 1,
article in his last week's issue, on the Report of the A Laroe Assortment of L adies'
Board of Education for 1876, with a perusal of
which I have been favored. With what end in view Gents', Misses', Boys' and Children's
such aspirations can be dreamed of, I am at a loss tI
to comprehend. -0 40tg*
I. look on the present situation with no see.
tarian spirit animated; and whilst regretting in Of the latest Styles and of the best quality,
common with all others the apparent absence Suitable for the Season.
of results which attend the efforts put forth, I
yet believe the fault to lie not so much in the All down at bottom PIrices for the CASh only.
system employed or in the way in which it is ad. JOHN A R TT.
administered, as in the singular lack of energy and O
earnest co-operation of parents and guardians, and Hamilton, June 21st, 1877.
the absence of that hearty encouragement which
should be afforded those entrusted with the execu. W l F B ASC 0 M E
tive details. The Board has had to struggle with
a mass of obstacles, a good many of which we are M. D
all perfectly cognizant of, and some others which I DENTIS'
are not so well understood, but which are of vast DT E NT AMIST, NEAT
importance in the training of a youthful mind, such REID STREET, A MI L N. E A ST,
as home influences and a proper and vigilant aswell Has Received a supply of the fol-
as profitable and wholesome example and encour- lowing
agement towards perseverance at all times. With
this desideratum well exercised, and the basis of a P R EP.a l 14 TIO.'
sound practical education inculcated in our common FOR THE TEETH
schools, I believe our labor and advancement mar- Put up by the well known eoti s Messrs. TG.
ket will not fail in its supplies. Put p b thewel kown l)enits Messrs .
In drawing the comparisons in their report the Ii lElI, Jludgate Hill, London.
Board may have erred in expecting too much and SEI)A DENT, or Cure for Toothache
in judging from too high a standard: contrasting CORALITE TOOTH PASTl1', for Cleansing
the results with those of other communities who can and Improving the Teeth
scarcely labor under similar difficulties-difficulties ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
of race, climate, and social position. pea. I-like whiteness
I look forward to the future with a quiet WHIITE GUTTA PEIRCHA LNAMEL, for
complacency, but trust that the Legislature will Stopping decayed Teeth
accept in a generous spirit the suggestions of OS'I EO-ENAMEL STOPPING, warranted to
the Board, and provide more abundantly where- remain white and firm as the T it to
withal to conduct future operations in a decent remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
and befitting manner; whilst teachers should neg- tDON'rALGJQUE ELIXIR, celebrated
lect no opportunity of perfecting themselves gener-| Mouth Wash.
ally in the various branches of study they are ex- I lamiltou, March 26th, 1877,

Notice of Removal.

H E Undersigned begs to inform
his Patrons and the Public generally that
he has removed his
Carriage andd Harness
from his old Stand in Reid Street, to FRONT
STREET, over the Store of II. R. HUNT,
CARRIAGES Painted and Trimmed in all
the latest Styles. FURNITURE Upholstered,
and MATTRESSES made.
All Orders sent to the above Establishment
will be executed with neatness and despatch.
Front Street, llamilton, June 25, 1877.

For Rent,
Immediate possession given,

The Photograph Gallery
(50 feet x 16,)
At the corner of Burnaby and Church Streets.

For terms, &c., apply to


Hamilton, August 7, 1877.

Chimney Sweeping.
f H E Undersigned having re-
ceived a Patent CHIMNEY SWEEP-
ING MACHINE from New York, is prepared

Carrying the United States Mail
from New York
MONTANA sails Sept. II1, at 8 a.m.
NEVADA sails Sept. 18, at 2*30 p.m.
IIAIIO sails Sept. 25, at 7 a.m.
WYOMING 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 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 d'Iy.
29 Broadway, New York
New York, Aug. 30th, 1877.

Wanted Immediately a good

*h ysCOOK.
Sweep Chimneys Apply at No. 1, PaTrc ILFRED TERRACE,
At Moderate Rates in any part of the Island. IIRLAND ISLAND.
GEORGE OAKLEY. August 27, 1877.
Hamilton, April 2nd, 1877. Il.ivi n or r .,l.
P Tyl uhtty [ zA n.'" Is fm

For Sale.
A Fine
e aMilch (JOW

Quiet and kind in every respect. Calf just offl.
Sold for no fault whatever.
Further particulars apply at the Store of W.
Hamilton, June 11, 1877.

a lirdl-.t
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Theodore Outerbridge,


Iteid Street, WVest of" Royal Gazette" ()fice..
Office Hlours-10 to 12 and I to 4.,
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesd sys and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
lamilton, October 26th, 1876. ,
I'roleclio. a'ainti FIH It E
'" Filei 1 MOS'I' M_ I ) RIATrE K AT ES
Can be obtained from the
of London,
One of the lorgast Established and \Vealthiest
Offices im Great Britain.

Through the Mi{ANCLi OFfICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable itde,.
IiKS taken both oAM EAL TON d PERSONAL
d Street, Ves, or 1 mothsyal Gaze"
No FEES and no CrgeIAs,IG fsdor licys and Fries.
N. A. i'iUT'TEFlIEL D,
N. A. 1)UT`TERF1E[;D,

ila:.ilton, Septeimlbter 9ih, 1865.


Printing & Stationery.

Royal Gazette Office,
Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets,


Is Executed with Neatness and Despatc'h.
At the stationery Store adjoining the above
Always on hand, every variety of \rticlsc in
that line.
Also, Cricketing GEA /?, .c. 4'c.
Nov. 14, 1876.

Eiiiimpy E't, uur imai-risIs

For sale by
St. Georges, April 12, 1877.


celebrated for nearly a century past, is of the very
best English manufacture. For its purity and great
excellence it has obtained the following
LONDON, 1862. PARIS, 1867. CORDOVA, 1872.
LIMA, 1872. VIENNA, 1873.

For the Handkerchief,
White Rose, Frangipanne, Ylang Ylang, Stophano.
ti., Opopanax, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
let. And all other odours, of the
finest quality only.
rtkinson's Florida Water
A most fragrant Perfume, distilled from the choicest
A very refreshing Wash which stimulates the skin
to a healthy action and promotes the growth of the
A powerful Perfume distilled from the finest flowers
And other specialities and general articles of Per-
fumery may be obtained of all dealers throughout
the World, and of the Manufacturers
*M- AT 1T OO T.7
CAUTION.-Mesrss. J. & E. ATKINSON manu-
facture their articles of one and the best quality only
urchasers 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.

Mi:n If


W. 0, F. BASCOME, M.D.,
F.A.A., D.S.,

" Eau" of Dr. Holtz for
VjPI1IS WATER is of an entirely vegetable
composition, and its use is quite inof-
Thanks to this peculiar quality which gives it
no rival, DR. HloLTZ'S Hair I)ye 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, Du. HOLTZ has
succeeded in the discovery of plants, which give
the richest balsamic dyeing and curative esaen-
ces, and it is by this study that he succeeded to
compound a dye which may be styled as the
Regenerator by excellence of the chevelure.
La Correspondance Parisienne,
4 Rue dela Tacherie. 4.

Notice of Removal.

Has Removed to St. Georges,
And may be consulted there in Kent St.
daily, between 9 n.m. and 5 o'clock.
October 10, 1876.

Universal Exhibition of Paris 1855,
Bronze Medal at the Exhibition of Trie to, 1871,
Silver Medal at the Exhibition of Hlavre, 1868,,
Silver Medal at the Exhibition of Paris, 1872,
Gold Medal at the Exhibition of Lyons, 1872,
Diploma of honor at the AMaritime Exhibition, P'a-
ris, 1875.

Adopted by the Hospitals of Paris, Field
and Military Hospital, by the
English Royal Navy and
the French National
Navy, &c.
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 powsible
quantity of the remedy, are the problems which .l1.
igollot has solved in the most conclusive and sa.
tisfactory manner. Rigollot's Sinapism in leaves
will, therefore, be found in every family, for the
prompt action obtained by it in many case* of ener-
gency renders it an invaluable remedy for various
Annuairethdrapentique ann6e 1868, p. 204.
The precious quality of Rigollot's Paper in cases
of great gravity, is that of acting very rapidly. It ii
in important Healing Agent. To children, weak,
and nervou persons, I strongly recommend the fol*
Living 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-
ing paper between the Sinapism and the skin.
An old piece of fine linen may also be employed
instead of blotting paper.
Beware of I. itationm,.
24 PARIS,-.nd by all respectable Chemists.

To Illustrate the Eastern Question.
On Sale at the Royal Gazette" Stationery
Hamilton, May 29th, 1877.

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Brown Windsor Soap
Glycerine Cold Croam
Pure Glycerine Soap
.SOA1s9 Marshmallow Soap
Elder Flower Soap
Carbolic Acid and Glycerine
M ediaval Perfume
EXTRA.Tc FOR THrE Jockey Club Bouquet
HANDKIKRCHIUV Extract of Ylangilang
Ess. Boquet, &c., &c.
| Marrow Oil
POMADES [ Crystal Cream
Exquisite Pomade, &c., &c.
Saponaceous Tooth Powder, Violet Powdei,
Rosemary and ctantheride's Ilair Wash,
Toilet Vinegar, and every description of Toilet

Manu factory,
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North-west Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will be
printed at the shortest notice.-Agent
at Si. Georges for the Royal. Gazette,
JAMES THIES, Esqr., Post Master General.

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