Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Volume ID: VID00146
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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[Written Expressly for the Bermuda Royal Gazette.] whole tenor of their policy argue a want of confi respective of the merits of their case this sought-for
Th cli0 0c dence in their cause; and so, in no very long time, Immunity from law merits our condemnation. The
The Religious Contests. we shall probably see a movement, which we have same law which presses bard at present on the ri-
characterized as a natural excess of revival from a tualistic pretension-s will protect them when legally
'Much consideration has been bestowed on the re- torpid religious life, die out from its own cowardice embodied. Should the Ritualistic party establish
ligious controversies of the hour, and perhaps a and want of innate power. This supposes that the themselves as any independent body, the law will
great deal more than they really merit. The Pro- ritualistic movement is on the Protestant side of enforce the principles of their foundation as between
pagandists of novelties, or if you choose the reviva- truth. But very many will say it is on the Romish clergy and laity.
lists of old ritual have pushed their theories with a side of truth and will allow no other supposition. It is a mistake to suppose that the Church of
determined earnestness and have rather than other- Well, granted that this is so, we may discuss the England enjoys an exceptional power in the force
wise gained courage by the opposition encountered, prospects of a coalition of the ritualistic party with of law. The same law would be exerted in the
encouraging their followers that persecution or con- the Romish Church. Now, though many of their case of the Church of Rome in England. Imagine
demnation has always in the progress of religion doctrines an(?practicesarelargelyin accord with the a very unlikely but not an impossible occurrence of
been sureevidence of itsgenuineness. Noveltyas Romish Church, there is yet one very important a Priest becoming refractory and insubordinate to
ever an attraction about it and draws many on matter which would seem to render such a coalition Episcopal Authority. The law would visit the of-
that very account irrespective of any merit. Es- very unlikely. The dogma of the Infallibility of fence of the Priest as a distinct violation of con-
pecially in matters of religion where the story is the Pope would almost prevent this; for the ritual- tract, and would keenly examine the doctrines and
stereotyped'and the matter admits of little variation, ists have given strong evidence of their impatience of C:.l. :, of the Church in order to determine the
a-change seems welcome to the many, and to a few psicopal authority very gently administered, Every point. The law has frequently interposed in the
earncsl people any machinery that may corduce to Priest becomes a sort of Pope, so that if we may use case of dissenting bodies to secure the rights of.
improve religious fervour is readily welcomed, such an expression, there is a sort of "Congrega- clergymen, and to maintain the rights and privi-
There are those too who are so rigidly conservative tional Papacy." The fact is, the more deeply the leges of the Congregations and Religious Corpora-
that any variation is looked upon with suspicion, case is dispassionately considered the more incom- tions. In every instance the consideration has been
if not indeed as subversive of all christian belief prehensible seems the alarm which has seized on the conditions of contract. The law has thus fre-t
and practice. the friends of the Church to repress within her fold quent!y decided and maintained a just equilibrium
-It is largely due to these extremes of thinking the seditious practices of ritualism. The English from a most i,- .:. (i stand point.
that a war of creeds has continued through the his- people have not accepted them, nor are they likely The universal application of law secures to all
story of the human race A religious bias is one of to do so; simply, because they are not in unison alike justice and freedom, its impartial administra-
tbe most determined and most difficult to overcome, with the candour and intelligence of the English tion being its chief excellence. We owe no small
A warfare indeed seems only to strengthen what is character. It is quite true that a considerable portion of our national and personal freedom to this
weak and to add intensity to what is already strong. number have patronized the movement but the pro- respect for law. Any ..' .::.i :, however feeble, to
It may seem largely contradictory, but it is never- portion, to the great bulk of the people, is small in- curtail its province, or to throw discredit on its de-
theess true, true, that religious antagonism has produced deed ; and that, in spite of great efforts made to vision should be frowned down.
the most distressing results quite contrary to what draw and attract. It may safely be said that those The present offence of the law, in the eyes of the
we might have expected and blots in truth discred- audiences which fill the Ritualistic Chapels are Ritualistic recusants, is that it interferes with their
table to humanity. Fallible man has been made largely composed of those who wish for knowledge freedom, and unthinking people are apt to be car-
infallible, and truth has been taken as versatile, of the system and those drawn from curiosity rather tried away with the idea that legal tyranny is tread-
while in reality truth is permanent for ever; but the than those who are its especial devotees. A few ing on the hallowed ground of theology. Let us
ability to clearly apprehend it resides in the several isolated members of the ritualistic party may find assert the truth by the bold annunciation that the
generations who view it, their keenness of discern- an asylum in the Romish Church ; but, we think, law is a perfect 2 '.', quite careless of creeds and
ment being necessarily dependent on their genius the majority of them will not be so drawn, and that superior to their distracting influences.
and education. In religious matters changes are by-and-by the movement will wear itself out and it is our boast as a nation that religious toleration
to be admitted with great caution, but changes thus become a sort of nine days wonder, is a prominent article in our Political creed-and
ought not to be considered wholly inadmissible. The assumption of extraordinary -. by the the advantages of it have been only too apparent in
There are means which enlarged experience will clergy does not find favour. If it did, there might securing peace at home, and affording the vexed
suggest to simplify things that are hard to be un- be some just cause for anxiety. Let us not make Foreigner an asylum. ANY religious system, so
derstood, and unquestionably there are certain the exception the rule and judge incorrectly. The long as it is not inconsistent with public. morality,
axioms which must rest as matters o! pure faith, Church of England is a National Church and has will have the protection of the iaw and will enjoy as
but even these thusmay be the more easily accepted. become so ingrafted into our Constitution, that fully and as freely as much liberty as the Establish-
The ritualistic revivals in England have been the every citizen must feel interested in its mainten- ed Church, if not indeed more. It is a curiosity that
result of a widespread general religious revival, the ance. It is our Protestant foundation on which the the Ritualists should seek shelter under the techni-
clergy desiring to outstrip one another in the com- Nation rests, and even those who advocate dises- calities of the law, which have several times opera-
p3tition, being carried away with a sort of commer- tablishment are jealous to weaken no prop which ted in their favour, while they hold its intervention
ciel rivalry.. In other words we might say it was now upholds our Protestant principles as a Nation. in the first instance in contempt and as unsavoury.
zeal carried to excess. To go back thirty yeais in The ritualists are truly before the whole Court of There is a want of candour and tI- ; r.-t round deal-
our history, we discover a dull uniformity of prac- the Nation because the Church is a National In- ing about them. The !lw has pi .. '. 1. that Ri-
tice almost bordering on indifference. The services stitution. If the English people are generally pro- tualistic practices within the ( : ':A .. ': '... are-
wanted energy, if not decency, efforts were not pared-to alter their entire -system and I:L:ciy ad- inconsistent with her traditions and usages and that
made to draw people to them, the old Cathedrals- here to the Ritualistic programme, whatever it may those who continue in them are .: .':n contrary to
characteristic of an age that could find no better be, then and not till then, will the ritualists have law. The case would have been widely different, it
outlet for its capital than this indulgence of its full sway. Such a movement is, however, very un- the law had said, there shall be no ritualistic prac-
piety-were fast running into decay, and altogether likely for the true principles of the Reformation are tices whatever in England. If the ritualists will
there prevailed a lethargy far from sanitary. The too well understood and appreciated to be under- continue their work it must be outside of.the pale of
protests of non-conformists and their selfdenial in valued and too lightly esteemed, the Church of England.
schism had heretofore borne no fruit, had not in- In the British Empire liberty of conscience exists How their system which lives in a spirit of insu-
fluenced the steady settled attitude of the Church. in a remarkable degree. The Pope haspronounced bordination could be consolidated into a formidable
There gradually however came a change over clergy that in no other country is religious freedom so well society is a problem somewhat difficult to under-
and laity. A general awakening took place and a secured. A great deal has been said about the in- stand. The alarm felt about the extent of their ma-
degree of vitality evinced itself which, had it been terference of the civil law in Ecclesiastical matters chinations need not be quite so terrorizing. But
previously shown, would have saved to the Estab- and unfavorable conclusions have been drawn, careful watchfulness is a virtue which the true
lishment those zealous dissenters who went out en- The State merely constituted Ecclesiastical Courts friends of the Church cannot too eagerly practice.
ergetically and conscentiously. This revival was a to try offences with appeal to the Judicial Commit- The course of the ritualists has not been productive
step in the right direction. The old venerable tee of the Privy Council. The Church, beingsubject of any immediate benefits, but we believe in the long
Cathedrals were swept and garnished and made to the State, bad of herself no power and it became I run that the agitation will produce many perman-
living receptacles for the eager hungry multitudes, necessary to constitute a series of Courts to effectu- ent ones. A common cause rallies its supporters,
who had been little cared for; and the services of ally dispose of complaints which were daily accu- and Churchmen who were formerly lukewarm will
GOD, ceasing to be less formal, became more real. mulating. The establishing a Court does not ne- feel a degree of interest which would have been
The venerable piles were saved from crumbling to cessarily make business for it. The real misfortune otherwise unknown to them. It is of course to be
ruin, and were preserved as National Monuments, wasthatsuchaCourtshouldhavebeendeemed neces- deprecated that the sphere of usefulness should have
not only of art, but of the religious zeal in this dir- sary. The State desired that the clergy and laity been impeded by any internal d ..:, ;,,-ns, and tnat
section of our forefathers. Land in hand with should have the necessary machinery of law to ad- the strength resident in quietness and in confidence
church restoration came church extension. Mil- just differences. There can be no question whatever should have been impeded. It is indeed a small
lions out of the accumulated wealth of the indus- that the fostering of accusation was a misfortune, matter as to how the minister should dress and per-
trial activity have been thus spent, and every effort the religious discharge of duty by the Minister form the ceremonies of his office, compared with
has been made to feed the hungry and neglected being spied out, either to originate or substantiate the weighty matters of which he is the exponent.
multitude. When the facts of this dispassionate a charge. But the Law did not create this state of The fact of a Communion is much more vital than
and general revival shall have been fully chronicled things, its object was simply to deal with it and the dress or attitude of the celebrant. An undue
-the most rigidly Conseivative of us have been settle the differences. The ritualistic party had weight has been laid on these by the ritualists and
almost unconsciously borne along with the stream themselves necessitated the institution of these their opponents. So far as possible, uniformity in
of progress-they will be found to be highly credit- Courts. The novelty of their practices and their externals is highly desirable, and ought to be so-
able to our day and generation which has taken a persistence in them being a matter of apprehension cued. The ritualists insists on making externals
wide]yliberal view of the necessities of the hour, of and of doubt-that required adjudication. a good deal more than the shell of the nut contain-
the means calculated in every sense to elevate the We come to the substantial objection of the Ri- ing the genuine fruit and seek to mysteriously in-
great mats of the people to a standard worthy of the tualists, viz., that a Court of Civil Law can have fluence the hidden meaning with the outer garb.
century. no jurisdiction in matters ecclesiastical. We dare We have said this excrescence of ritualism has had
Bearing then in mind the old indifference, the say a good many people have said that lawyers and its origin in the general revival in rH' ;,-, life quite
favour, practically shown, with which a change for judges are no proper persons to pronounce on reli- a natural excess ; which, though presently vexatious
ths,better was accepted it is really not to be won- gious questionsandhave been carried away with this will in time be productive of good results in binding
dered at if over zealous men, or men simply thirst- plausibleobjection. Now to the Courts it is a matter together the members of the Church in a more cor-
ing for popularity or notoriety-very much the of pure indifference what religious opinions may be dial bond. And not only will Churchmen, but
same thing-should be found desirous of carrying held or acted on. Their province is not that of the non-conformists also, see the value of the privileges
this revival further. The wonder indeed would Theologian. Their examination into Church doc- they have inherited and both alike will occupy
have been had such men been wanting, rather than trines and practices, intricate though it may have common ground in vindicating them. It may read-
thathey have actually appeared on the scene. It been, was to determine whether the practices corn- ily be allowed that there is much room for improve-
would be most ungenerous to reproach them with plained of came within the usages of the Church, in meant in the administration of the Church, and there
motives other than those which are highly honour- order to determine whether the accused had been is reason to believe that improvements will grad-
able to men who are really in earnest in a work guilty of an infringement, and of a breach of Con- ally assert themselves and that they will be readily
where earnestness is an essential. In the first in. tract. The holdingof a Church Living is an im- accepted.
stance we give the ritualists full credit for conscien- plied Contract. I, A B, Rector of in considera- A good deal has been said about ..5-,-. r.,li/.r.-:._..
tious work; but, in their subsequent actions, we tion of the honours and emoluments [*ini. to It is difficult to see what would be gained by any
cannot accord them what we would really desire to my living, agree to do and perform the functions one party ia such a procedure, while our constitu-
do, if we could, a meed of praise, since they have pertaining to my sacred office according to the rites tion would be seriously attacked. The present re-
proved obstructives to the hearty unity of religious and ceremonies of the Church of England by law venues of theChurch, large though they are, are in-
progress. established," &c.. There are many collateral forms adequate to the calls of a rapidly increased and large
This is, we think, a rational explanation of the of legal force-but the sketch contract we have given population. The deficiency is made up by a boun-
ritualistic practices, the bickerings about which are contains by implication the engagement. Now a tiful private liberality which in no country more
doing the Church positive harm. No true Church- clergyman placed on trial before the Courts thus than in England is so ready. A secularizing of
man nor candid citizen can lend his support to the established has merely to substantiate that he is revenue would relieve certain secular burdens but
Propagandists of these principles, and still less to following the usages of the Church and is en- the calls on, private persons would be still further
their utter disregard of settled law and order. The titled to his temporalities. Or his accusers have increased, nor is it probable that non-conformists.

non-conformists with English honesty left the Es- only to make it appear that his teachings, being in- the class most likely to be relieved by such a meas-
tablished Church and entered on an independent consistent with the established usages of the Church, ure, would really desire the means to that end when
course, according to their conscience. The ritual- he has forfeited his right to the emoluments of his the whole question in its broadest sense came
istic party, if they cannot conform to the establish- office. The Courts regard this subject just as they squarely before them. The benefit of a Conserva-
ment must logically follow in the course of the non- would an action for a breach of a Charter Party or tive endowment, in drawing recruits of ability to the
conformists and establish themselves as a separate the sale of a horse. All individuals and corpora- service of the Church is all important. Even now
body politic. And why, it may be asked, is this tions are responsible to the law and any infringe- Church livings in the face of so many other lucra-
not done? It may be said that there is an innate ment of this principle is fraught with great personal tive openings for talent are not readily filled up
horror of what is called schism, and that this a de- and national danger. This principle of civil liberty with able men. The Church cannot expect to get
terrent. Suppose this so, is a continued resistance is one that cannot be too jealously guarded. The men to enter the ministry from mere enthusiasm tfor
to Ecclesiastical Authority, which has pronounced law will protect the Priest in his office just as it will the work. There must be some adequate provision
against them, not equivalent to an open schism, not the Mariner in his ship, or the Mechanic in his in- made for the due maintenance of the Clergy that
to class it among worse offences? dustrial calling, their minds, being as much as possible lightened of
Now here, perhaps, we have much comfort for It is an old contest and one not yet given :.- the anxieties of existence, they ....- the more freely
two classes of people, who fear for the stability of that the Papal power claims supreme authority over and cheerfully :.. :.'.. ...... to the work of their
the Church, both those who are her true friends and. all Princes and Potentates-an arrogance which c .':", -:. 'i non-conformists are not likely to
supporters, and those who are her leal enemies. If y,. J.,.,a.! has long since e-.. ----, ..--.,.-' a course claim any share ot secularized revenues of the E .-
the ritualists candidly believed that their practices which Germany has been obliged to follow. tablishmnent. For ia their machinery, they have
were congenial to the English mind, they would security of the K.d,.,,, and the liberty of every provided certain endowments of their own -...-1
unquestionably take firm ground and, going on the subject depend upon a strict adherence to the imr- they largely rely on the voluntary principles which
strength of their caiuse, leave the Establishment to partiality of the law above which the ritualistic perhaps they would desire the Established Church
decay, Their timidity of action, and in fact the recusants would haughtily perch themselves. Ir- to follow. But they also know that on the Estab-

lished Church devolves the care of the poor and that
many Parishes, thrown on their own resources, i
would be powerless to work out their mission.'
Since the Universities are almost altogether thrown t
open and almost all the disabilities of the Non- I COmmlssrTiat Office)
Conformists havebeen removed-there does not exist HAMILTON, BERMUDA,
the same necessity wh:ch formerly added weight to 24th September., 1877.
theadvocatesof disestablishment The Church more- 24th September., 1877.
over has within herself exhibited more vitality.
New Bishops have been created and a new era has fte
been entered on in which the Church work will be
more consolidated and supervised. An English VW fil
Bishop will in time assume a role quite different to
that which he has formerly, if less exalted more ON and after the 1st October next, the
practical and in more direct sympathetic con-. DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENERAL will be
tact with both priest and people. These efforts the prepared to receive Tenders for TREASURY
Nonconformists must recognize as favorable signs. BILLS at the reduced premium of one per
And if only they will see that the plague spot of cent for GOLD and one and a half per cent
ritualism disappears if they themselves at least are for SILVER.
not drawn back to their old love and faith, they will I J. WILKINSON,
at all events respect the old Mother Church the U. .
more, and will pull in the same race to lead the A. C. General,
nation Upwards and Onwards, that future genera- 2 District Commissary General.
tions may at least rest on as firm a basis of hope as
did our forefathers. *
-.,. "ut L ..:: ived that the Bridges over the Causeway (par-
A Superior Lot of ticularly No. 1 Bridge, West) are unsafe in
consequence of the rottenness of the Timbers.
erosene Stoves, By Order,

PIlnia NEr SiNSo,
Colonial Surveyor.

Of a Now and Improved Pattern, with Ovens,
Broilers, Saucepans, &c., Complete
Prices very Cheap from 6/ up.

His Usual Assortment of'
0 G 7IV G 9T/01E3,6
For Coal or Wood,
O(f the most approved Patterns.
Hamilton, Sept. 24th, 1877.-2

For Young Ladies.

U l-1- 0,,.. .. .: \ -. N
Offers instruction in the higher branches of
English, Conversational French,
German, Mu-uic, and Drawing.
The Classes will begin on IST OCTOB I
at Clasemont," near Somerset Church.
Somerset, !5th Sept., 1877-3

Cigars! Cigars Cigars !

Has just Received and is now open-
ing, a Choice assortment of
7 'A

Call at Nos. 46 and 47, at the Sign
of the l" BIG CIG \R," and see the stock
he has just received.
Nos. 46 & 47 Front St.,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
September 17th, 1877.-3

For' [tent,

'h A good Cot age
Near 1hinmiton,
With Parlor, Dining Room, Kitchen, 3 Ded-
rooms, Panitry, &c.
Apply to
lHamilton, Sept. 24th, 1877.-2,
For nt

In the 'own of Hamikon,
A Furnished Two Story
m. B wemss L7 1 7US.L
Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Iamilton, Sept. 25th 1877.

For Sale,.

A PA^ "*;'? :2*N~LL-.
Mlade to order in New York.
To be Sold at a Bargain.
Apply at the Officeo of the Royal Gazette."
iHamilton, Sept. 25th, 1877.


lhat desirable and well known

t 1
(Lately in the occupation of lion. Thomas Lett
Wood), situated near Paget Church and on the
.",.i.. iRoad.
The Houso is no v being put in thorough re-
pair, and ill bo let with or with ut Farming
Land adjoining,
Terms made known on application to the
i lamilton, 18th Sept., 1877.

6th Aug., 1877.

Required at -H. M.
Dockyard Immediately.

3 S h ipwrigh ts
\Vages 7/6 per Diem, for two Months.
None but good Workmen need apply.
Application to be made at SHIPWRIGHT'S
OFFIC Dockyard.
3rd e'cpt., 1877.

Money to Loan.
On Mortgage of R[eal Estate.


Sept., 1877

Apply to M11R S. HUNT,
Chancery Lane, Hamilton.

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 SLIPPIRS and SHOES.
Prices to suit every one.
Last, but not least, Little Harry's Odourless
Safety Night LAMiP,' 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 absolutely safe.
Hlamilton, Aug. 21, 1877.


E Las.-iga O. /

F. ./Jckermann,


Apply to
St. George's, Sept. 25th, 1877.-2m

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

N Saturday last, the 15th instant, in Reid
Street in this Town, between the Office
of Mr. R. D. DARRELL and the PUBnLIc BUILD-
INGs, a large Envelope containing
T 7 0O T: P T D ZD S,
relating to St. John's Temperance Hall," in
lla nilton Parish.
The Finder will be suitably rewarded in leav-
ing the same at Mr. Darrell's Office during the
present week.
Hamilton, 17th Sept., 1877.

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

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wiclobeh. 12, ISM


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


Sp. 24


30 058



Temperature previous
24 hours. Rain.

| o Inch .

0 0 0
S0-3 70-8 148-8 59-4 0-00
81'1 72-2 142-8 60-2 0-00:
79-7 74-8 123-8 63-8 0-00
82-3 74-2 145-0 62-6 0-00
81-7 73-6 144-8 61-2 0-00
84-3 73-6 .141-4 64-0 2-46
79-7 66-8 124-8 62-0 0-05

Total 2-51
Total Rainfall for the Month of Septr. 1877...4-52 Ins.

Hamilton, October 2, 1877.


Proceedings of thle Legislative
Friday, 28th September, 1877.-Pursuant toad -
journment the House met.
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
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.
A Bill entitled "An Act to provide for the Es-
tablishment of a Board of Public Works," was
brought up from the House of Assembly and read
the first time.
The Bill entitled An Act to continue the Cler.
gy Act, 1869," was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honble. William H. Gosling in the Chair.
On the question being put that the first clause be
adopted, it was objected to.
Ayes-Honorable Randal Eden Webster, Colo-
nial Secretary,
James Tucker, Receiver Genl.
(" Joseph H. Harvey,
Eugenius Harvey,
(" James H. Trimingham,
(" William H. Gosling,
Augustus J. Musson,
Nay-Honorable George Somers Tucker.
The Committee rose.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House resumed and adopted the Report.
The Honorable George Somers Tucker gave no-
tice that on the third reading of the Clergy Bill he
will move to strike out the word "two" in the last
line of the 1st clause.
The rule as to several readings of Bills and Re-
solutions on the same day having, been dispensed
with by unanimous consent, the Bill entitled "' An
Act to provide for the Establishment of a Board of
Public Works," was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honorable William H. Gosling in the Chair.
The Honorable James H. Trimingham moved the
following amendments:-
L.--After the words "consist of," in.the first line of
clause 11, insert the words His Excellency
the Governor and."
2.--After the word the" in the eleventh line of
said clause, insert the words the Governor if
present and in the absence of the Governor with
8.-After the word business," in the twelfth line
of said clause, strike out all the words down
to and inclusive of the word Board."
The Committee rose.
'I he Chairman reported the Bill with the amend-
The House resumed and adopted the Report, and
it was ordered that the following Message be sent
to the House of Assembly-the same to be deliver-
ed by the Honorable James H. Trimingham, as
.Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly;
I am directed by the Legislative Council to return
to your Honorable House the Bill entitled ",An
Act to provide for the Establishment of a Board of
Public Works," and to request the concurrence of
your Honorable House to certain amendments
which the Council deem expedient to be made
to the said Bill-a copy of which amendments is
delivered herewith.
Council Chamber, 28th September, 1877.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, 2nd October, at


Abstract of the Proceedings oJ the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Friday, 28th September.-The Bill for the better
auditing of the Public Accounts, was read a 2nd
time and Committed.
Mr. Harnett in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved the 1st Clause.
Mr. Wadson moved a clause instead; "On and
after the passing of this Act all accounts and de-
mands against the Public Treasury otherwise than
those now provided for and paid by authority of
the Act entitled "An Act to provide for the Quar-
terly auditing and payment of the claims of certain
Public creditors," shall be audited, before payment,
by the Committeesappointed under the authority of
the same Act, who shall state in their certificate un-
der:what Act or Resolution the amounts or demands
are payable as well as to the correctness of the same,
and that any accounts founded on specific con-
tracts are in accordance with the contract prices.

and in the case of materials, services or supplies
which are not furnished under special contract,
that the charge or prices fcr the same are just and
teasonable-and the said Committees shall meet
between the first and eighth of each and every
month for the auditing of all accounts and demands
against the Public Treasury as herein provided for."'
Mr. Hunt moved that the Committee rise and re-
port progress, which was negatived.
Ayes 10. Nays 13. I
Mr. C. Peniston moved the following: To strike
out all after the word by" where that word first
occurs in the third line down to the word "and"
where it occurs last in the fifth line, and insert the
words" three or more of that Committee," end in
the sixth line to strike out the words '" the auditor
of Public accounts," and insert the words "that
Mr. Dill moved that the Committee rise and
report progress, which was agre-d to.
The House resumed.
The Chairman obtained leave to sit again.
A Message from the Legislative Council:
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly;
I am directed by the Legislative Council to re-

turn to your Honble. House the Bill entitled An
Act to provide for the establishment of a Board of
Public Works," and to request the concurrence of
your Honorable House to certain amendments
which the Council deem expedient to be made to
the said Bill, a copy of which amendments is de-
livered herewith.
Council Chamber, 28th September, 1877.
1. After the words "consist of" in the first line
of clause II. insert the words His Excellency the
Governor and"
2. After the word the" in the eleventh line of
said clause insert the words "Governor if present,
and in the absence of the Governor, with the"
3. After the words "business" in the twelfth
line of said Clause, strike out all the words down
to and inclusive of the word "Board."
The Bill entitled "An Act to continue the Act
providing Salaries for the Officers of the Revenue
Department," was read a third time.
Mr. Dill moved that "1878" be substituted for
1879," in the duration clause.
Ayes 10. Nays 10.
The Speaker gave the casting vote against the
The Bill was then passed.
The Resolve for paying a balance due on the
transport of Mails, &c., was read a 2nd time and
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
The Resolve was agreed to.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve and it was
adopted and ordered to be engrossed, and having
been engrossed and the rule regarding the passage of
Resolves being suspended, it was read a 3rd time
and passed.
The Bill for the better security of life on board
of British Ships, was again Committed.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair. 1
The 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, and 14th clauses were
by consent stricken out of the Bill.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill as amended.
The Attorney General moved that it be recom-
mitted-which was agreed to.
The Bill was re-committed.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that the 2, 3, 4,
and 5th clauses be stricken out-which was agreed
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill, with certain
clauses stricken out and it was adopted by the
House as amended, and ordered to be engrossed.
Adjourned to Monday next,

Monday, 1st October.-The Attorney General
moved that the amendments proposed by the Legis-
lative Council to be made to the Bill entitled ", An
Act to provide for the establishment of a Board of
Public Works," be adopted-which was agreed to.
Ordered that the Bill be amended accordingly
and returned to the Legislative Council with a
Message to acquaint that Honorable House tha tthe
Assembly have concurred in the proposed amend-
ments which have accordingly been made to the
said Bill.
The Bill for the better auditing of the Public Ac-
counts was again committed.
Mr. Harnett in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved to strike out all af-
ter the words before payment by" in the 7th line
of the proposed amendment (as printed in the
daily Minute) and insert instead the following
words: "a Board of Audit to be appointed by the
Governor consisting of persons of whom
shall be from time to time appointed from tha
House of Assembly, and shall hold office on the
Board until a new appointment from that House
shall be made, which shall be done in the first Ses-
sion of every new Assembly; and the said Board
shall meet to audit accounts between the twenty-
fifth day of every month and the fifth day of the
following month and shall return all accounts after
being audited to the Receiver General. And every
Member of the Board shall receive shillings
for every day's attendance on the Board."
Mr. Wadson moved to strike out all after
the word reasonable" and insert and any
three of such committee of the General Assembly,
and any two of such committee of the Legislative
Council, shall meet between the 25th day of each
and every month and the 5th day of the following
month, for the purpose set forth in the first clause
of this Act, and in all other respects the provisions
of the said Act shall apply to this present Act.
Provided always that no accounts except those
heretofore usually audited by the Quarterly Com-
mittee shall be deposited with the Clerk of the Gen-
eral Assembly, and provided further that it shall
not be required to advertise for such accounts ex-
cept those usually advertised for"-which was af-
Ayes 16-Messrs. Speaker, F M Cooper, R J P
Darrell, N J Darrell, T N Dill, A J Frith, W S
Masters, S A Masters, TA Outerbridge, S C Outer-
bridge, E Peniston, C Peniston, J W Pearman, J
N Smith, W H Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
Nays 8-Messrs. J Fowle, S B Gray, E H Gos-
ling, T H Gilbert, S A Harvey, T D Middleton, T
F J Tucker, R Tynes.
The House resumed.
The Chairman obtained leave to sit again.
The Resolve granting a gratuity to Mr. Fozard,
Revenue Officer for the Port of Hamilton, was read
' and committed.
Mr. C. Peniston in the Chair.

The Resolve was agreed to.
Dr. Outerbridge moved that the first blank be
filled up '.300"-which was agreed to.
Dr. Outerbridge moved that the second blank be
filled up 25."
Mr. Harnett moved that it be filled up 30."
Dr. Outerbridge's motion was affirmed.
Ayes 11. Nays 10.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve with the
blanks filled up-which was adopted and ordered
to be engrossed.
.The Bill entitled "An Act for the better regula-
tion of Light Houses," was read a 3rd time and
The Bill entitled An Act to provide for the
Salaries of the Light House Establishment," was
read a 3rd time and passed.
Mr. C. Peniston gave notice that on the third
reading of the Revenue Officers' Salary Bill (No. 2)
he will move to strike out the word "forty"'in the
first clause and insert "fifty," and in the second
clause insert the words "and fifty" after the word
"Hundred" in the fourth line."'
Adjourned to Wednesday next.
Audit Bill.
Proposed Rule relating to measures involving'
the same principle.
Revenue Officers' Salary Bill (No. 2.)

Octr. 1-North German Schr. Clara, Wessels, St.
Domingo; 1S3 bales tobacco, 240 tons log wood and
fustic.-Agent, John F'owle.
The Schooner Clara, of Elsfleth, North Germany, of
200 tons burthen, Captain Wessels, from Port au Platt,
St. Domingo, bound to Hamburg, out 10 days, laden
with tobacco, logwood and fustic, struck on the reefs,
north of these Islands, at about 4 o'clock on the evening
of Saturday last-soon bilged, and within an hour had 6
feet of water in her hold. She soon fell over on her
side. Her masts were cut away hoping to right her,
but without effect. Two gig boats from the shore
reached the Clara about two hours after she struck,

The Captain and crew left the vessel at about 11 o'cloeoj
in their own boats, towed by those from the shore-and
succeeded in reaching Somerset at 8 o'clock on the fol-
lowing morning. The Clara will be a perfect wreck,
and only a small portion of her cargo will be saved.
She was 14 years old.-Agent, John Fowle.
The Transport Steamer Greenwood, left the Royal
Naval Yard on Wednesday last for Eugland, with some
military and naval invalids, and a large quantity of
condemned and unserviceable stores.
The Brig Fannie H. Jennings, D. J. Mahoney,
Master, in 29 days from Cardiff, with coals for Gov-
ernment, arrived at the Royal Naval Yard last
evening. Had fine weather the whole passage.-
Agent, J. S. Darrell.
Pilot Minors kindly handed us a copy of the
TWestern Mail of the 1st ultimo, which he obtained
from the Captain of the F. II. J.
a 04
In another column of this issue of the Gazette
will be found a Proclamation of His Excellency the
Governor, postponing the Sittings of the Court of
General Assize for Michaelmas Term from the 1st
day of October instant, to Monday the 15th day of
October same. This Prorogation became necessary
from the circumstance of the office of Chief Justice
of these Islands being vacant as far as is known, by
the appointment of our late Chief Justice, the Hon.
T. L. Wood, to the Bench in the Straits Settle-

quested to make known that, next Sunday morn-
ing, MASS at the above Church will take place
at the usual hour of 8-30 instead of 7'30.

On Thursday evening last the inhabitants of St.
Georges were thrown into great consternation and
panic on receiving information that "Fort Albert,"
on the North East of the Town, was on fire and that
the Magazine which contained a large quantity of
powder must explode during the night. On due
enquiry it was found that the Fort was actually on
fire from a barrel of kerosene oil which had been
stored in an adjoining room only six or eight feet
from the Magazine, that sentinels were posted in
various localities to prevent any one approaching
the dangerous vicinity, and that the soldiers had
all been ordered out of barracks to a safe distance
from the fort. On these facts being ascertained,
a general stampede of the greater part of the in-
habitants took place and an onlooker had a very
good illustration of the exodus of the Bulgarians
from their towns on the approach of the dreaded
Turks. Every vehicle on wheels from the commo-
dious double" to the tiny velocipede was in im-
mediate requisition and in some instances were la-
den to excess with human beings who sought refuge
at Bailey's Bay, the Flatts and Hamilton. Men,
women and children of all classes on foot precipit-
ately thronged the road leading to the Causeway
and while spme found shelter in the houses at and
beyond Mullet Bay, others remained on the road
until the morning. St. David's Island also received
its quota of refugees and in one or two instances
houses were left open and uncared for. While all
this was going on exaggerated reports were in con-
stant circulation of the quantity of powder that
was to explode, at one moment it was 15,000 lbs.
at another 25,000 and finally it reached 40 tons.
All the houses were to be leveled. Vesuvious on a
small scale was to be enacted, and no one was to be
safe from the debris that was to be thrown up; in
fact Pompeii loomed up in the excited imagination of
some, and we did hearieference made to the Roman
Sentinel who died at his post, in answer to the
sympathizing enquiry of a young lady as to the
fate of the sentries on duty. This state of things
continued until about 12 o'clock when the fire hav-
ing subsided and all danger past the refugees began
to return to their homes and continued to do so un-
til the following evening. On visiting the fort on
the following morning we found the fire which had
commenced about half past six on the previous even-
ing had destroyed everything of a combustible
nature, including a large quantity of military stores,
as well as the tile flooring of the several rooms, the
heat had charred the outer door leading to the Ma-
gazine but no fire had reached it. The principal
and we think the only danger to have been appre-
hended was from the liquid fire finding its way be-
neath the doors of the Magazine, but we saw no
signs of its approach thereto; about 3,000 lbs. of
powder was in the Magazine and at half past eight
o'clock the danger of ignition had passed. It ap-
pears the room in which the oil was stored, had been
used as a store room for the Canteen for the last 5
years, and the barrel of oil had only been put in
that evening, in doing which one of the staves
burst, and the gas which escaped was ignited by a
lighted candle in the hands of one of the men. We
understand the damages will not be less than 4,000
and the fort will require extensive repairs. Com-
ment on the whole affair is unnecessary at present
and is reserved.

List of Jurors
Returned to serve in the Court of General Assize
St. George-William Henry Lightbourn, George
Boyle, Benjamin Burchall, Henry Stollard, Jos-
eph Clements Hayward, Robert Charles McCal-
Hamilton-Edward Thomas Brown, Edwin Thomas

Davis, John Henry Outerbridge,'Thomas Samuel
Basden, Henry Anderson Lightbourn, William
Henry Furbert.
Smith-Joseph Thomas Harvey, Adolphus Smith,
Isaac Smith, George Adolphus Brown Hollis,
William Isaac Smith, Edward Peniston.
.Devonshire-Joseph Edward Stowe, John Skinner,
Eugenious Augustus Zuill, John Cox Watling-
ton, William Henry Jones, William Cox.
Pembroke-John Rogan, Theophilus James Light-
bourn, Arthur Robert Thompson, William Bluck,
Walter William Doane, Joseph William Robin-
Paget-Thaddeus McCallan, Charles Gray Gosling,
James Dill Watlington, Aubrey John Hodsdon,
Daniel Trimingham, Joseph Hinson.
Warwick- Alfred Darrell, William Edward Smith,
William Samuel Frith, James Kempe, William
Morgan Tatem, Octavius Darrell.
Southampton-Moses Samuel Raynor, Edward Ward
Hill, Alexander Thompson Cooper, Theophilus
Daniel Newbold, Thomas Henry Parker, Isaac
Adolphus Cooper.
Sandys-Charles Morgan, John Makie, John Hin-
son Young, Samuel Bean, Israel Wilson, Thomas

A METEOR of unusual size and magnificence was
observed about twelve o'clock on the night of Sun-
day last. It first appeared in the heavens at an
altitude of about 60 degrees, and proceeding in a
N. E. direction, disappeared behind some interven-
ing object at about 30 degrees. The whole place
was lit up with great splendour. Soon after the
meteor disappeared there was some bright lightning
in a southerly direction. It was a perfect calm
at the time, but soon afterwards the wind sprung
up from the North East and gradually increased
till last evening, when it again became calm.

An Inquest was held at the Town Hall, Hamilto
yesterday, by Charles C. Keane, Esq., Coroner, on
view of the body of Robert Kennedy, a man of colour,
who was found drowned in Hamilton Harbour, near the
Great Shed, on the morning of same day.-Verdict ac-

F. R. S., &c., &c.

Vol. I.-1515-1662.
This voluminous and able work will, we doubt
not, greatly enhance the already widely known and
increasing reputation of its author, and at the same
time confer a boon on the reading public at large,
and upon the inhabitants of Bermuda in particular,
for which they may well be grateful.
A work of this nature-the materials of which
lie hid in old, moth-eaten, and partially destroyed
MSS., abounding in most eccentric spelling, and
the most illogical and abnormal abbreviations, in
the labour bestowed upon it, the tact and discern-
ment exhibited, and the persevering application
absolutely requisite to bring it to a successful issue
-can only find its parallel in the immortal work
of Dr. Johnson. Those who have not seen the
MSS. referred to, can form no conception of the
trouble and difficulty of the undertaking, the per-
formance of which, we are convinced, has won for
the indefatigable author a permanent and honor-
able place in the Republic of Letters.
But to turn to the work: the first volume only has
appeared, and will, we believe, create a most strong
desire in the reader's mind to get hold of the second.
As this portion of the work has its own peculiar
charm in setting forth in the very words and ortho-
graphy of the different actors how men akin to us
thought and acted between three and four hundred
years ago-how from a destitute and suffering band
of shipwrecked mariners there sprang in after years
a flourishing and rising colony, which is now one of
the brightest gems in our Royal Mistress' crown,
and as it traces, step by step, the first efforts which
in the course of three hundred years have borne such
glorious fruits; so, we may look for matters of
more personal interest in the volumn yet forthcom-
ing. Many among us, will there read the history
of their ancestors and of their families, they will be
able to compare their present condition morally,
socially, and physically with that of their brave,
and perhaps, noble ancestors, and we may hope
that the remembrances of their forebares as the Scots
say, may kindle in their breasts a healthy ambi-
tion and laudable pride which is calculated to lead
them to emulate the virtues, the loyalty, and the
piety of those who lived before them.
The portion of the work before us is a handsome
Royal 8 vo. volume, got up in Longman's custom-
ary faultless style, so that apart from the intrinsic
value and interest of the subject matter, the eye is
tempted to perusal by the beautiful and clear cut
types, and the snowy whiteness of the paper. Eight
hundred good sized pages How are they to be de-
scribed and reproduced P Were there a line at our
disposal for every page, we could but give a bald
index, a lifeless catalogue. This we refrain from
doing knowing well that it would be as painful to
our readers as it is unjust to our author.
A taste therefore of the work is all that we shall
provide, with the hope that the gentle reader may
exclaim, as did the old woman in the Fable when
she sniffed at a jar containing some remaining drops
of old Falernian wine :
0 suavis anima! qualen te dicam bonam
Antehac fuisse, tales cum sint reliquive ? "
We are told that these Islands were discovered
shortly after their gigantic sister America first
greeted the astonished eyes of Columbus and his
The earliest map in which they are set down is
that of Sabastian Cabot, which bears date 1544.
Many names vied with each other for the honor of
having first sighted the group, but Juan de Ber-
mudez has triumphed over others, and now stands
alone, the undisputed discoverer. But, as our au
thor says, "the question is involved in some obscu-
rity." The discovery was made in 1515.
Passing over the controversy concerning the in-
scription on the Spanish Rock, and the account of
-the proposed Spanish and Portuguese Expedition,
we shall quote a tract which labours to exonerate
Sir Thomas Gates from responsibility for the state
of destitution to which the infant Colony of Vir-
ginia was reduced. (It must be remembered that
it was then a British possession, and that Sir Tho-.
mas was on his way thither when the calamity here
related befel him.) The tract proceeds as follows:
r "True it is that when Sir Thomas Gates, Sir
George Summers and Captain Newport were in the
height of 270 and the 24th of July 1609, there arose
such a storm as though Jonas had been flying to
Tarshish; the heauens were obscured and made an
i Egyptian night of three daies of perpetuall horror:
the women lamented, the hearts of the passengers
failed, the experience of the sea captains was amas-
ed, the skill of the mariners was confounded, the
! ship most violently leaked, and though two thous-
and tunne of water, by pumping, from Tuesday
noone to Friday noone, was discharged, notwith-
standing, the ship was halfe filled with water and
those who laboured to keep others from drowning
were half drowned themselves in labouring. But
God that heard 1onas crying out of the belly of hell,
he pittied the distresses of his seruants: For be-
hold, in the last period of necessitie, Sir George Som-.
mere. discryed land, which was by so much the more
ioyful by how much their danger was despairefull.
The Islands on which they fell were the Bermudos,
a place hardly accessible through the enuironing
rocks and dangers; notwithstanding they were
forced to runne their ship on share, which through
God's providence fell between two rockes that
caused her to stand firm, and not immediately to be
broken, God continuing his mercy vnto them that

with their long Boats they transported to land be-
fore night all their companies, to the number of one
hundred and fiftie; they carried to shore all the
prouison vnspent and vnspoyled victuals, all their
furniture and tacking of the ship, leading nothing
but bared ribs as a pray vnto the ocean.
These Islands of the Bermudos have euer been
accounted as an inchaunted pile of rockes, and a
desert inhabitation for Diuils; but all the Fairies
of the rockes were but flocks of birds, and all the
Diuils that haunted the woods, were but heards of
swine. Yea and when Acosta in his first booke of
the hystories of the Indies auerreth, that though in
the continent, there were diuerse beasts, and cattell,
yet in the Islands of Hispaniola, Jamaica, Marguarita
and Dominica there was not one hoof, it increaseth
the wonder, how our people in the Bermudos found
such abundance of Hogs, and that for nine months
space they plentifully sufficed; and yet the num-
ber seemed not much diminished. Again as in the
great famine in Israell, God commanded Elias to
flie to the brooke Cedron and there he fed him by
Ravens: so God provided for our disconsolate peo-
ple in the midst of the sea with foules: but with
an admirable difference: unto Elias the Ravens
brought meate; unto our men the foules brought
(themselves) for meate, for when they whistled or
made any strange noyse, the foules would come
and sit on their shoulders, they would suffer them-
selves to be taken and weighed by our men, who
would make choyse of the fattest and fairest and
let flie the leane and the lightest. An accident I
take it, which cannot be parraleld by any historic,
except when God sent abundance of Quayles to
feed Israel in the barren wilderness. Lastly they
found the berries of Cedar the Palmeto tree, the
prickle peare, sufficient fish, plentie of Tortoises
and diuers other kinds, which sufficed to sustain
nature. They found diversity of woods, which
ministred materials for the building of two Pin-
aces, according to the direction of the three provi-
dent Governours. Consider all these things together.
At the instant of need, they discryed land, half an
hower more had buried their memorial in the sea.
If they had fel by night, what expectation of light
from an uninhabited desert ? They fell betwixt a

laberinth, which they conceived are mouldred into
the sea by thunder and lightning. This was no
Ariadnes thread but the direct line of God's provi-
dence. If it had not been so neere land their com-
panie or provisions had perished by water.
If they had not found Hogs, and fowle,'and fish,
they had perished by famine: if there had not 'been
fuell, they had perished by want of fire, if there
had not been timber, they could not have transport.
ted themselves to Virginia, but must have been for.
gotten for ever. Nimium timet qui Deo non credit,
he is too impiously fearful, that will not trust in God
so powerful.
What is there in all this tragicall Comcedie that
should discourage vs with impossibility of the enter-
prise ? When of all the fleete one only ship by a
secret leake was endangered, and yet in the gulfe
of despair, was so graciously preserved. Qume vide.
tur xpena est medicine, that which we accompt a
punishment of evill, is but a medicine against evill.
After nine months aboade in these Islands on
the 10th May 1610 they imbarqued themselves on
their two new built Pinances, and after some eleven
daies saile, they arrived neere point Comfort upon
the coast of Virginia; where they had intelligence
of so wofull miserie as if they had only preserved
them, to communicate in a new extremitie."
The above is by no means the ablest and fullest
account of the incident attending the shipwreck of
the Sea-venture on the rocks of Bermuda, it is how-
ever, brief and complete in itself, and is the earliest
description of Bermuda extant, and on these ac-
counts is suitable for reproduction.
A most dreadful Tempest (the manifold deaths
whereof are here to the life described) their wrack on
Bermuda, and the description of those Islands by
William Strachy, Esquire," is by far the most
powerful, graphic, and exhaustive narrative of
the event, and we counsel our readers to peruse it.
It is full of classical allusions, and bears evidence
to the genius and culture of its author. For the
present we must dismiss the work with a hope that
the little we have said, and the extract given, may
induce our readers to betake themselves to the work
itself which will richly repay a perusal.
We cannot refrain from giving in extenso the fol-
lowing beautiful poem on Bermuda, which is thus
introduced in a foot note:-
"Andrew Marvell's poem of the Emigrants' was
written probably about this time (i. e., Novr. 1645);
he was about 25 years of age ; but the sentiments be-
long to an earlier period. The 'prelates' rage' was
harmless enough l'efore 1645, Archbishop Laud himself
having been executed the previous year. The beauty of
this poem, and its intimate connection with the text,
will be a sufficient excuse for quoting it in full.
The EMIGRANTS," by Andrew Marvell.
Where the remote Bermudas ride
In ocean's bosom unespied,
From a small boat that rowed along
The listening waves received this Song :
'What should we do but sing His praise
That led us through the watery maze
Unto an Isle so long unknown
And yet far kinder than our own !
Where He the huge sea monsters rack
That lift the deep upon their back;
He lands us on a grassy stage,
Safe from the storm, and prelates' rage P
'He gave us this eternal spring,
Which here enamels everything;
And sends the fowls to us in care,
On daily visits through the air.
S He hangs in shades the orange bright,
Like golden lamps in a green night;
And hides in the pomegranate close
Jewels more rich than Ormus shows.
'He makes the figs our mouths to meet,
And throws the melons at our feet;
But apples plants of such a price
No tree could ever bear them twice.
With cedars chosen by His hand
From Lebanon, He stores the land,
And makes the hollow seas that roar,
Proclaim the ambergris on shore.
He cast, (of which we rather boast)
The Gospel pearl ifpon our coast,
And in these rocks for us did frame
A temple, where to sound His name.
Oh let our voice His praise exalt,
Till it arrive at heaven's vault,
Which thence perhaps resounding, may
Echo beyond the Mexique bay.'
Thus sung they in the English boat,
A holy and a cheerful note,
And all their way, to guide their chime
With falling oars they kept the time.

Written for the Bermuda Royal Gazette.

A little Island group was
Which rocks surround,
Tradition wrapp'd them
in a maze
Of mystic haze.
The fabled home of ghoul
and fay
As wild as they ;
Their dreaded shores the
seaman shuns
And seaward runs.
Yet first impressions are
not true
As many rue;
That which seams good
is often bad
Mostly truly sad.
Whilst virtue is mistook
for vice
0 sad device!
Chilling the heart's affec-
tion true
By thoughts untrue.
The evil sprites are birds
of light
Tame, fair, and bright;
The demons are most
wholesome meat
Both good and sweet.

The cedar's shade makes
cool the glade
Which is inlaid
With golden orange, rosy
Both bright and fair.
The horrid rocks are coral
And golden sands,
The gales which rave and
roar aloft
Are zephyrs soft.
Brighter than earth or sea
or air
(Though they most fair)
Are the sweet maidens
who there dwell
And weave a spell
More powerful than the
ghoul's fell power
Bent to devour :
More witching than the
fay's sweet charms
Free from all harms.
Fair isles, most blest,
may ye have rest,
With peace possest;
May health and wealth
thy children bless
Whom all caress.

To the Editor of the Royal Gazette,
DEAR SIR,-Will you permit me to reply to a re-
mark in a letter published in the Bermudian of Sat-
urday last and signed "Vox Populi." It is not my
wish or intention to say one word relative to the
truth or falsity of his arguments in other respects,
but simply to remind him that the prime cause of
estrangement and bitterness" in the Presbyterian
Churches of Warwick and Pembroke is not and
never was the Clergy Bill, for that Bill was passed
long before the "prime cause of estrangement and
bitterness" arrived in the Colony. This Vox Po.
puli"-this self-constituted champion of the churches
--knows, or ought to know, that the "cause of es-
trangement" is something very far removed from a
pecuniary one, and if he be a well-wisher of the
Presbyterian Church, which I very much doubt, (I
feel certain he is not a member), he will just let the
matter rest, for no right-thinking man ought to be
desirous of adding fuel to a fire fast burning out.
If Vox Populi" feels envious of the deserved pros-
perity of the venerable and universally respected
Pastor of Christ's Church (the reward of nearly a
quarter of a century of faithful and arduous labor)
let me advise him to bury the feeling deep in his
own heart, or better still, kill it-crush it out; but
never seek to propagate and perpetuate ill-feeling.
Let the dead past bury its dead.
Yours, &c., WARWICK,
Octr. 1st, 1877.

The Mail Steamer Canima" from New York, due
yesterday, was not signalled up to sunset last even.


On Saturday last the 29th Sept., a Cricket Match
was played at Prospect between the First Eleven and
the next twenty two of the Regt. The match resulted
in an easy victory for the eleven who won on the First
innings with 109 runs to spare. The twenty two scor-
ing 61 runs.
This day Tuesday a match will be played between
the R. A. and R. E. in Bermuda and the rest of the
Garrison. By kind permission of Lt. -Col. Bennett and
Officers 46th Regiment, the Band of the Regiment will
play during the afternoon.
A return match is arranged to be played at St. Geor-
ges on Tuesday the 9th Oct., between the 46th Regt.
and 87th R. I. Fusiliers.
REMOVAL OF TRoors.-The K." Company (Cap-
tain Newman and Lieut. Eden,) of the 46th Regi-
ment, returned to Prospect yesterday from Boaz Is-
land. having been relieved in that command, by the
" H." Compan3y (Captain Browne and Lieutenant
Verschoyle) of the same Regiment.
"r The Trotting Match in Buggies, advertised
to take place on the 13th instant, unavoidably post-
poned, will take place near the Causeway, to-mor-
row, Wednesday, at 4 p.m.

The Return Match between the Smith's Athletic
Cricket Club and the Bermuda Rowing and Cricket Club
was played on the Richmond Ground near Hamilton
on Thursday last, and resulted in a victory for the lat-
ter Club by six wickets. The scores on both sides
were very small, and there were few features of special
interest, so we content ourselves with appending the
score which will speak for itself.
A. C. C.

1st Innings.
E. Zuill, b. Darrell 0
J. T. Peniston, b. Masters 1
H. Peniston. b. Masters 1
C. Zuill, c. T. Misick, b. Darrell 5
A. Outerbridge, c. and b. Darrell 4
H. Eve, c. Watlington, b. Masters 10
J. Williams, b. Masters 0
T. Davis, c. and b. Masters 4
Evelyn Zuill, run out 0
A. Guest, b. Darrell 1
W. Smith, not out 0
Byes 14, Leg Bye 1, Wides 3, 18
Total 44
B. R. & C. C.
1st Innings.
S. H. Gilbert, c. Eve, b. Penis-
ton 5
F. Misick, c. Zuill, b. Outer-
bridge 11
J. C.Watlington, b. Outerbridge 1
A. J. Darrell, l.b.w., b. Peniston 1

W. Masters, e. and b. Peniston 2
T. Hunt, b. Outerbridge 1
R. Gray, c. Eve, b. Peniston 5
T. Misick, b. Outerbridge 0
A. Gilbert, b. Outerbridge 0
E. Walker, not out 7
K. Higgs, b. Outerbridge 0
Byes 6, Leg Bye 1, Wide 1, 8
Total 41

2nd Innings.
b. F. Misick
bF.F. Misick
b. Darrell
c. Watlington,
b. Darrell
c. A. Gilbert,
b. Misick
not out
b. F. Misick-
b. Darrell
b. Darrell
b. Darrell
b. F. Misick
Byes 4 Wides 4


Total 29

2nd Innings.
b. Peniston

b. Peniston 0
not out 4
l.b.w.. b. Pen-
iston 7
not out 12
b. Outerbridge 8

Bye 1, Wide 1, 2
Total 35

A letter from Latacunza, Ecuador, states that the
volcano Cotopaxi, had an eruption in the early part of
July, and by the upheaval of water overflowed the
streams and swept away several plantations, and
drowned at least a thousand people in different
places, and two thousand cattle. The whole face of
the country for miles around was covered with sub-
sequent showers of ashes, destroying all cereals and
plants, and starvation was feared on the 30th July.
THE POPE.-A letter from a distinguished source,
from Rome, confirms the report of the failure of the
Pope's health, and says that he is not expected to
live till November.
BIRTH, at Rose Cottage, Hamilton, on the let in-
MARRIED, at Christ's Church, Warwick, on Wed-
nesday last, the 26th instant, by the Rev. J. Layton,
Captain MATSON FrITH, to LELIAH, youngest daugh-
ter of the late Samuel B. Smith, Esqr.

DIED, on the 21st instant in the Parish of Devon-
shire, at the residence of her Mother, Mrs. Pyches,
ELIZABETH SUSAN, relict of the late John Heath, in
the 55th year of her age, leaving ten children, mother,
sister, nine grand children, and many other relations
and friends to mourn their loss.


Are requested to Meet at the
Town Hall,

The 4th day of October,
At 11 o'clock of the Forenoon,
For the purpose of ELEKCTING a
Mayor, Aldermen and Common

For the ensuing Year.
St. Georges, Sept. 29, 1877.

To be Raffled,
As soon aa the Chances are filled,
Hallifax Regalia I1o09t,
39 feet, 6 inches long,
With Patent Sliding Seats-in perfect order.
30 chances @ 10/, or 15 @ 20/.
List open at the "Royal Gazette" Stationery
Hamilton, Oct 1, 1877.


P ERSONS having just Claims
against the Estate of the late MRS. ANN
LIGIITBOURN, of Pembroke Parish, are re-
quested to forward the same to he Undersigned,
for a Settlement; and those Indebted to the said
Estate will please to settle their Amounts before
the 31st October. No Claim will be allowed
after that date.
September V9, 1877,

To-morrow, Wednesday/,
3rd Instant, at 2 o'clock,
Under the ig Shed,
Now Landing Ex Steamer,
P"LS. S. F. FLOUR and Corn MEAL
) Barrels Early Rose Seed POTATOES
Barrels Table POTATOES in good condition
10,000 CIGARS Fancy SOAPS
Some Dry GOODS
And a Lot of Miscellaneous Articles
A Draught


SA Milch COW,

2 Sewing Machines
&c., &c., &c.
Hamilton, October 2nd, 1877.

Auction Sale.


l om Stores,
At 12 o'clock,

On Thursday next,
4th instant,
50 Sugar Cured HAMS
5 Tubs and Kegs BUTTER
10 Boxes SOAP 5 Do. TOBACCO, 12's
25 Dozen 3 lb. Cans Roast BEEF
20 Bags RICE 8 Bls. Pilot BREAD
200 lbs. POR K
1 Bbl. Mess DO., shipped contrary to order
11 Small BROOMS
1000 Feet 2 inch White Pine PLANK
French Percales, Grena-
dines and Muslins,
Just received from Halifax.
Apothecaries SCALES
1 Good Field GLASS, in case
2 Shew CASES
1 Mincing MACHINE,
Nearly new
100 Empty Brandy and other Boxes
Hamilton, October 1st, 1876.

D. F. Seon's Cash Store.

articless of the Best Quality at the
Cheapest Rates.

Just Received from London,
Per Beta" via lialifax and per" Fanny Fern"
SE TS Chamber WA1RE Tinware
E WERS and BASINS Painted,
Hlot Water CANS
Tin PANS-Oval and Round
Galvanized BUCK ETS-5 sizes
Slop PAILS-Painted and Galvanized
Camp KETTLES-10 sizes
White Cotton SII MEETING
QUILTS, White and Colored, from 8 to 12 Qrs.
Damask Table NAPKINS
Do. DOYLIES-Fringed

And in Store, lately received,

A Variety of
And Odds and Edds of all kinds.
Real Silver-made by Chinese in Demerara-
very handsome.
New Goods on the way.
September 17th, 1877.-3 3p

T HE Regular Quarterly Meeting
of the Young Men's FRIENI)LY IN-
STITUTION, will be held at the ODD FEL-
LOWS iIALL, Hlamilton, on TUE SDAY Evening
Next, 9th instant, commencing at 7"30 P.M.
By order of the President,
|Ia.uilton, Oct. 2nd, 1877.

41 Groon.
Apply at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
Prospect, Oct. 1, 1877,

For Benefit of Owners, Underwri
ters and all others Concerned.

There will be Sold,
At 12 o'clock,

Next, 3rd Instant, ^
At Mangrove Bay,
Such portion of the CARGO consisting of :
183 Bags

240 Tons
As has been saved from the Schr. CLARA,'
WESSELS, Master, which Vessel struck on
the Reefs North of these Islands while
on a Voyage from Port au Platt,
St. Domingo, bound toHam-
The SAILS, BOATS and such of
As have been Saved from the said Vessel.

With whatever may remain in or about it of
CARGO or MATERIALS, will be Sold at
same time, as it now lies on the Reefs.
October 1st, 1877.

ALL Persons who have Saved any portion of
the CARGO or MATERIALS of above
named Vessel are required to deliver the same
at MANGROVE BAY, forthwith; and all SAL-
VORS are requested to meet at the POLICE
OFFICE, Hamilton, at 11 A.M., ON THURS-
DAY NEXT, to submit their Claims for ad-


October 1, 1877.



A LL Persons Saving or who have
already Saved any portion of CAR IGO or
MATERIA LS of the Schooner CLA IA,"
Wessels, Master, Stranded on the iteefs, North
of these Islands, are required to deliver the same
FORTHIIWITII at Mangrove Bay. And any
Person holding back any part of the said Cargo
or Materials will be prosecuted as the law may
October I, 1877.


S Estate of Charles Brown,
' Deceased.
I IIR1tBY give notice that, under and in
pursuance of a Writ of Inquisition directed
to me and of the Eseheats Acl, l871," an In-
quisition will be he!d by me on F'RIDA Y the
Twenty-third day of November next, at Eleven
o'clock in the forenoon, at the COURT HOUSE in
the TowN OF IIAMILTON, to inquire into the al-
leged or supposed Escheat to the Crown of cer-
tain Real estate in the Town of St. George
aforesaid lately held by the said CHAR.ES
BROWN, which Real Estate consists of a LOT
OF L ND in the Town of Saint Georga
aforesaid, measuring 150 feet square or there-
abouts, and bounded on the North by land now
or late of the heirs or devisees of Admiral Tho-
mas Western, deceased ; on the South by Cla-
rence Street; on the East by the Public Road
leading from the Governor's G irden" to the
site of the old Government House, and on
the West by Kent Street, and an unfinished
house thereon ; of which Inquisition all persons
concerned are hereby required to take Notice.
Pro. Mar. General.
Aug. 21, 1877.-Aug 21, Oct 2, Nov 20
11EIRMUDA, Alias
By His Excellency SIR ROBERT M.
LAFFAN, K. C. M. G.,
Governor, Commander-in-Chief,
Vice Admiral and Ordinary, in
and over these Islands, Sc., 8;c.,
has prayed for Administration on the
Estate of DANIEL ASTWOOD, late of War-
wick Parish in these Islands, Stone Mason, de-
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
he, she, or they, are to file his, her, or their Ca-
veat in writing, in the Secretary's Office of these
Islands within Fifteen days from the publication
hereof, otherwise the said Administration will be
granted accordingly.
Colonial Secretary.
Dated at the Secretary's Office, 2
this 27th day of Sept., 1877. 2


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

Commissariat Office,
SEALED Tenders in Duplicate
will be received at the above Office up
to 12 o'clock, noon,

The 19th day October, 1877,
From Persons desirous of Entering into Con-
tract for the Supply of

To Her Majesty's Naval and Military Forces
in Bermuda for Three Years. Commenc-
ing on the 1st April, 1878.
Forms of Tender and all information can
be obtained on application at this Office, daily,
between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tenders must be addressed to the DISTRICT
COMMISSARY GENERAL, Hamilton, Bermuda,
and marked outside Tender for Fresh Meat."
serves the right of rejecting any or all the
A. C. G.,
District Commissary General.
"Royal Gazette" 14 Aug., 11th Sept., 2nd Oct.

P ~' It

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

By His Excellency Brigadier-Gen-
R. M. Laffan, K.C.M.G., Governor, Oom-
Governor &*n mander-in-Chief, Vice Ad-
Commader. chief. ral and ordinary in and over these Islands, &c., &c,
A rodcamatton,
WHEREAS under an Act passed during the
present Session of the Legislature of
these Islands, entitled An Act to enable the
Governor in Council to postpone the Sittings
of the Court of General Assize," it is enacted
that whenever in consequence of any general
sickness or of other reasons it shall be judged
by the Governor and Her Majesty's Council
expedient to postpone the Sittings of the
Court of General Assize for the trial of causes
criminal or civil or both it shall be lawful for
the Governor in Council to postpone the sit-
tings of the said Court for such time not ex-
ceeding two weeks as the Governor in Coun-
cil shall deem necessary: And WHEREAS it
has been made to appear to the satisfaction of
the Governor and Her Majesty's Council that
by reason of the Office of Chief Justice of these
Islands being vacant as far as it is known it
CHAELMAS TERM in the present year for
two weeks, from the 1 st day of October next:
Now KNow You that I, the Governor and Com-
mander-in-Chief of the said Islands and Her
Majesty's Council have thought it expedient
to postpone, and I the said Governor and
Commander-in-Chief in Council

in this present year for the trial of all causes
as well Civil as Criminal, from the 1st day of
October next to MONDAY the 15th day of
October next after the date of these Presents,
on which last mentioned day the Sittings of
the said Court for Michaelmas Term shall com-
mence; of which as well the Judges of the
said Court as all Public Officers, Jurors, Con-
stables and other persons concerned are hereby
required to take notice and to govern them-
selves accordingly.
Given under my Hand and the Great
Seal of these Islands this
twenty-eighth day of Sep-
tember, 1877, and in the 41st,
Year of Her Majesty's Reign.
By His Excellency's Command,
Colonial Secretary.

God Save the Queen.

Treasury Notice.

Receiver G-eneral's 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 T Receiver General.

Immigration Notice.

Council Office,
pERSONS desirous of obtaining the Services
MESTIC SERVANTS who may be introduced
next year under the IMMIGRATION ACT, OF
1873, are hereby informed thhat they may enter
their Names on a List which has been opened
at THIS OFFICE for that purpose. '
By order of the Board,
3 ev qr Clerk.

Store Fittings.

Commissariat Office,
ERAL will receive Tenders in Duplicate
up to 12 o'clock noon of

The 9th day of October, 1877.
From Persons Desirous of entering,
into Contract for

Building a Boat
Of the following description, Viz :-
Feet Inches
Length .................. .... 15 3
Width, amidships ................ 4 6
Depth ........................... 2 0
W idth at Stern ................... 3 3
The Boat to be Constructed so as to carry
Ten persons and to be adapted for the Con-
veyance of such Stores as Coal, Cement, &c.
Forms of Tender can be obtained and Spe-
cification seen on application at the above
Office, daily, between the hours of 10 o'clock,
a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tenders must be addressed to the DISTRICT
COMMISSARY GENERAL, Hamilton, and marked
outside Tender for Building a Boat."
serves the right of rejecting any or all the
A. C. General,
1 District Commissary General.
Colonist Copy once.

Commissariat Office,
ERAL will receive Tenders in Duplicate
up to 12 o'clock, noon, of

The 10th instant,
From Persons Desirous of Renting
the Undermentioned War Departm ent Land.
Letting N o. 6.
Ferry Lands, St. George's Perry-Situate
in St. George's at present in possession of A.
J. Richardson, containing 29 Acres, 2 Roods,
25 Perches.-Immediate possession can be
Forms of Tender and all further informati-
on can be obtained at the above Office, daily,
between the hours of 10 a.m., and 2 p.m,
Tenders must be addressed to the DISTRICT
COMMISSARY GENERAL, Hamilton, and marked
outside Tender for War Department Land,
the right of rejecting any or all the Tenders.
A. C.G.,
2 District Commissary General.
Colonist copy once.

For Sale or Hire,

(Formerly the Governor's),
On Liberal Terms.
She can be warranted for strength and dura-
bility for many years to come. Her speed has
been much improved.
For particulars apply at the Stationary Store
adjoining the Royal Gazette" Office.
October 1, 1877.-lpd

j An Emergent Meeting of
lthe Atlantic Phoenix Lodge, No. 224,
/ G. R. E., takes place this (Tuesday)
Evening, 2nd instant, at the Masonic Hall, Ham-
ilton, at 7*30 p.m.
I October 1st, 1877.

For Sale,
A Lot ot Glass CASES,

Handsomely Grained.
Part of the Fittings of the Store lately occu-
pied by Mr. E. T. Godfrey, will be sold at a
Please apply during this week to
One of th Executors.
Hamilton, 2nd October, 1877.-1
Gazette only.
Unclaimed Letters.
Mrs Adams (North Shore), Gus Brown, Agnes J
Bassett, J E Berg, David Butterfield, Joze Silveira
Britomarte, R T Butitefield, Mrs Mary Butterfield,
Wi Casbolt, Ellen Dickenson, Thos Gould, J
Greenslade, Angelina Gi!bert, Edward W Greavos,
Mrs Nathan Jackson, Wm Jones, Frances Jone,
(North Side), Antonio Jose dus Juros, Jane Lusher,
J H Lammot, W H Monck, Lewis Jose do Medeiros,
Thos Painter, Cecelia Roberts, Richard Simonds,
Olivia Smith, Joseph Silver, Robert Simmons (Pilot)
Charles Simnons (Boaz Island), Thos Tucker, John
T'unbridge, Catherine Trott, Thos Pereira da Tuzo,
Samuel Todd, George Whitfield, George Woodman.
Post Office, Hamilton, October 1, 1877.
FICE, ST. GEORGE, Octr. 1, 1877.
Eugenius Casey, Miss Alice Harvey, Mrs Mingo
Jones, Mrs Ming, Matilda Robinson, David Hichard-
son, John T Sherlock,

A 1 S.Al ~-)A~d~&..~


Proceedings of the Lc gislative
Tuesday, 25th September, 1877.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
William H. G(.-ll.-.
James HII. Trimingham,
Eugenius Harvey,
Joseph H[. Harvey,
James Tucker, Receiver General,
George Somers Tucker,
9" Randal Eden Webster, Colonial
The Senior Member present took the Chair.
The Honble. G. S. Tucker presented a Petition
signed by certain persons against the re-enactment
of the Clergy Bill of 1869:
The following Bills were brought up from the
House of Assembly and read the first time, viz.:-
A Bill entitled "An Act to enable the Governor
in Council to postpone the sittings of the Court of
General Assize,"
A Bill entitled "An Act to continue the Clergy
Act 1869."
Also, a Resolve granting a sum not exceeding
1,200 to provide a fixed Light and apparatus of
the second order for St. David's Lighthouse, &c.
The rule as to several readings of Bills and Re-
solutions on the same day having been dispensed
with by unanimous consent, the Bill entitled An
Act to enable the Governor in Council to postpone
the sittings of the Court of General Assize," was
read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honble. William H. Gosling in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House adopted the Report.
The rule having been again dispensed with the
Bill was read the third time, passed, and ordered
to be laid before His Excellency the Governor by
the Colonial Secretary.
The following Message from His Excellency the
Governor was delivered by His Excellency's Pri-
vate Secretary :-
(No. 11.)
Brigadier General,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to request the atten-
tion of the Honorable the Legislative Council 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 wdbich 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 Honorable House ofI
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 the Legis-
lative Council 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 Committees, it
would probably be found necessary that the Audit v
Board should be at all times ready and prepared to
work and it seems doubtful to the Governor how s
farthis could be reasonably expected of a Comn-
mnittee or Board composed of members living in dif- b

rent parts of these Islands and having in almost The Chairman gave the c.'-tiig vote against thb
every case other avocations which .might call for motion,
their presence elsewhere at the very time they were I Mr. J. W. Pearman moved to fill up the blank
most required at the A- Board. I 1902.
2nd.-If for the above or for any other reasons the Mr. Middleton moved that it le filled up 1907.
creation of an Audit Board were found to be im- Ayes 10. Nays 10.
practicable or inconvenient then some individual The Chairman voted for the motion so it was af-
servant of the Colonial Goverment whose other firmed.
(<.' i 1 avocations might admit of his devoting- the The House resumed.
necessary time for the purpose, might be appointed The Chairman reported the Bill with certain
at a moderate salary to examine and audit all those amendments and it was adopted and ordered to be
claims and accounts which are not audited at pre- engrossed.
sent by the Quarterly Audit Committees, and to The House resolved itself into a Committee of I
certify the correctness of those accounts before the whole to consider the message of the Acting
the Governor is asked to sign a Warrant for their Governor of the 2nd of July last relating to Postage
payment. t pay. A
This mode of auditing the Public Accounts Mr. T. F. J. Tucker in the Chair.
would, the Governor thinks, be the simplest-the The Attorney General moved that it be recom-
most effective-the most economical-the best. mended to the House to make provision for paying
Some individual might be selected specially versed the Quebec and Gulf Port Steam Ship Company
in the examination of accounts and well acquaint- the balance of charge for the transport of Sea Mails
ed with our Colonial Legislation, and whose other from Bermuda to New York, lost by the Company
duties might ensure his being always to be found in consequence of the Postal Convention with the
in the vicinity of the Publit Offices and yet leave United States-which was agreed to.
him sufficient time to carry out efficiently his new The House resumed and adopted the Resolution.
work. This second alternative therefore is that The Attorney General introduced a Resolve pro-
which the Governor would prefer to see adopted, viding for paying the Quebec and Gulf Port Steam
as he is convinced that it is the best calculated to Ship Company for the Balance due on the transport
protect the interests of the Colony and inspire con- of Mails, &e.-which was read a 1st time.
fidence in the Public mind, and though he will be Adjourned to Friday.
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 S oe L
to be incumbent upon him to point out to the B o0 tUU I & j iIO s
Honorable the Legislative Council the other course
which his long experience in the Public Service NO\ P
satisfies him is the best. NOW OPEN,
Srd.-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 A Large Assortment of Ladies',
the public accounts before they are passed for ents', Misses', oys' and Children's
payment; but if neither alternative be considered Gents' Msses' and hiens
expedient or feasible there will still remain a 0
third, namely, that the Governor should Lirn-,It 1917
appoint some competent person to assist him in
making a preliminary examination of the accounts Of the latest Styles and of the best quality,
which are at present unaudited-in other words Suitable for the fSeason.
that the Governor should appoint and pay himself an
additional Private Secretary whose duty would con- All down at bottom Prices for the C AS H only.
sist solely in examining and auditing all claims JOHN HARNER T
'and accounts sent in for payment to the Treasury, JOHN HARNETT. 1
and thus helping the Governor to satisfy himself IHamilton, June 21st, 1877.
of the accuracy of those claims and accounts before
he signs the Warrants which anthorise their pay- Sf
ment. The Governor will be perfectly willing if ney *W pin j
necessary to adopt this course, but he thinks it right
to point out to the Legislature that a private audit F1 H E Undersigned having re-
of this kind, however much it might lessen the sin
reluctance of the Governor to sign Warrants in ceived a latent ('CIIMlNEY SWVE El-
respect of accounts that had not been submitted to ING MACIHINE from New York, is prepared
any public audit, could never be so valuable or so to
useful as a regular official audit by a properly ap- .s 1 i
pointed Public Audit Board or individual Auditor. Sw e_
The Governor has instructed the Attorney Gene- At rate ates in any part of the Island
ral to introduce a Bill providing for the audit be- At M-1 rate Edates in any part of Island,
fore payment of all those public accounts which do G E OR G E O A K L E Y.
not come under the cognizance of the present lamilton, April 2nd, 1877.
Quarterly Audit Committees, and he trusts that the
Legislature will pass that Bill with as little delay y
as possible. The Bill which will be laid before the OI 3 (U ,
Honorable the Legislative Council provides for the 2 r
appointment and the payment of an Individual Au- '" T-j1E OTET
ditor as that is the course which the Governor -1 JLA
strongly recommends the House to adopt, but he .
will leave it to the discretion of the Honorable the (Eitherfurnished or not) and Property known
Legislative Council and the Honorable House of As- as ROSE OCOTT AG E" or GO VE LR -
sembly to select the means by which the Audit shall NOR'S COTTAGE," St. Georges.
be carried out and he will accept their choice whether The louse is in good repair, and comprises
it provide for the creation of an Audit Board or Drawing-room, Dining-room, 4 Bed-tooms, '
of an individual Auditor. Dressing-rooms, a Nursery, Kitchen, Larder
Mount Langton, September 25th, 1877. and Servants' Ilall.
There are between I and 2 Acres of LAND,
Adjourned to Friday next, 28th inst., at 11-30. a well stocked GARDI)EN, STABLE, COACH
....IIOUSE, &c.
StE B9MUD~. Apply to

Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Wednesday, 26th September.-The Bill entitled
"An Act to provide for the establishment of a
Board of Public Works," was read a 3rd time. August 13th, 18
The Attorney General moved to strike out the
word nine" of the 2nd clause and insert "ten
persons to be appointed by the Governor" instead,
which was agreed to. hat Very
The Attorney General moved to insert a clause as
No. 3: all proceedings and orders of the Board of
Works involving the expenditure of Public mcneys ..-T.l' I-w
shall be submitted to the Governor for approval be- -- ilJ ::
fore being carried into execution or effect," which In Reid Street, I
was negatived. IHAVEN," wi
Ayes 4-Messrs. S B Gray, E H Gosling, S Appl
A Harvey, T D Middleton.
Nays 20-F M Cooper, R J P Darrell, N J
Darrell, T N Dill, A J Frith, J Fowle, H G
Hunt, J Harnett, W S Masters, S A Masters, T A Sept. 3rd, 1877.
Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, E Peniston, C Pen-
iston, J W Pearman, J N Smith, T F J Tucker, R rj
Tynes, W H Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
The Bill was then passed. To an appr<
The House resolved itself into a Committee of the -
whole House to consider the Message of His Ex-
cellency the Governor relating to'additional shelves 7-, 1. '
and fittings in the Secretary's office. "
Mr. C. Peniston in the Chair. .
The Attorney General moved that it be recom- In this Town
mended to the House to make provision for some G(
additional fittings in the Secretary's Office, which Apply at th
was agreed to. ,
The House resumed and adopted the Resolution amilton, July
of the Committee.
The Attorney General introduced a Resolve pro. -.
viding for additional fittings in the Secretary's Of-
fice-which was read a 1st time, and the Rule re-
garding the passage of Resolves being suspended, BUIL L
it was read a 2nd time and committed, adopted and i
ordered to be engrossed. S
Mr. Clarence Peniston moved that the Bill to
adopt some better method of paying the Officers of DANIEL G. 1
the Revenue Department, be now read a 2nd time. i
Mr. Middleton moved, seconded by Mr. Hunt,
that the Bill be read a 2nd time this day six
months. I Branch Esta
Ayes 2-Messrs. 1H G Hunt, T D Middleton. ranc
Nays 18-Messrs. J F Burrows, F M Cooper, R J
P Darrell, N J Darrell, R 1) Fraser, A J Frith, S H rE Prop)
B Gray, E H Gosling, S A IHarvey, J Harnett, W tablishmeu
S Masters, S A i.;, .-, S C Outerbridge, J W Canima" from
Pearman, C Peniston, J N Smith, R Tynes, T J him a number
Wadson. Sli YOUNG
The Bill was read a 2nd time and committed. Stylish YOU
Mr. Cooper in the Chair. well selected Sto
The Attorney General moved that all after the Bermuda general
wcrd "year" be struck out-which was negatived, hopes for a contil
Ayes 8. Nays 11. Strangers visit
The first clause was affirmed. requested to call
Ayes 16. Nays 2. meant a trial befo
Mr. C. Peniston moved that the 1st blank be lemmnilton, Sept
filled up 400.
Mr. Fraser moved that it be filled up 300-
which was negatived. Fc
Ayes 8. Nays 18.
Mr. Peniston's motion was affirmed.
Ayes 19. Nays 7.
Dr. Outerbridge moved that the Committee rise ,
-which was negatived. |
Ayes 11. Nays 14. -
Mr. C. Peniston moved to fill the 2nd blank 50. Quiet and kiAd i
Mr. Wadson moved that it be filled up 40-- Sold to
which was affirmed. Ayes 14. Nays 11. Further parties
Mr. C. P'eniston moved that the 8th clause be BLUCK, ESQR, t(
truck out-which was agreed to.
Mr. C. Peniston moved that the Duration clause
be struck out. Ayes 10. Nays 10. Hamilton, June 1

St. Georges.


'o r
Desirable and Conve-
niently Situated

selling HOUSE,
Hamilton, known as STONE-
th Stables, Coach House, &e.
y to
MR. M. S, flUNIl

o be Let,
oved Tenant, with im-
odiate Possession.

lately occupied by the Revd.
eorge H. S. Bell.
e Royal Gazette" Office.
23rd, 1877.

71' Vp.
~~ L 1,I


- Proprietor.

b)lishment, St. George.

rietor of the above Es-
t having just returned by the
New York, and brought with
HORSES to add to his already
ck, begs to thank thlie I'Public of
ly for their past Patronage and
nuance cf the same.
ing the Islands are particularly
and give the above Establish-
re going elsewhere.
t. 19th, 1876.

r Sale.

A Fine

'ilch 61OW
in. every respect. Calf just off.
or no fault whatever.
ulars apply at the Store of W.
1, 1877.

M. D
Has Received a supply of the fol-
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-
BRIEL, Ludgate Hill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
pearl-like whiteness
Stopping decayed Teeth
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
Mouth Wash.
Hamilton, March 26th, 1877.

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


J. & E. Atkinson'S

celebrated for nearly a century past, is of the very
best English manufacture. For its purity and great
excellence it has obtained the following
LONDON, 1862. PARIS, 1867. COBDOVA, 187M.
LIM1A, 8S72. VIENNA,1873.

dtkinson s


\% hile Rose, Frangipanne, Ylang Ylang, Stephano-
tis, Opopanax, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet,
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
And all other odours, of the finest quality only.

Celebrated Eau de Cologne
is strongly recommended, being more lasting and
fragrant than the GermAn kinds.

heodore Oterbride, ATKINSON'S
heodore Oterbride, OLD BROWN WINDSORSOAP

Reid Street, \West of Royal Gazette" Office.
Office flours-10 to 12 and 1 to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton, October 26th, 1876.

Win. James Heney,

Commission dgent,


Notice of Removal.

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

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Carrying the United States Mail
from New York


MONTANA sails Sept. 11, at 8 a.m.
NEVADA sails Sept. 18, at 2-30 p.m.
11)AIIO sails Sept. 25, at 7 a.m.
W YOM INNG sails Octr. 2, at 1-30 am.
WISCONSIN sails Octr. 9, at 7 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight b ulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Ber-
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, Aug. 30th, 1877.

Prolecliomt against FlI E
Can be obtained from the
of London,
One of the lor.gest Established and Wealthiest
Offices in Great Britain.

Through the lIBANCHI OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
*liUKS taken both on REAL and PERSONAL
PROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no CHIARGE for Policies.

[lamilton, September 9th, 1865.


celebrated for so many years, continues to be made
as heretofore. It is strongly Perfumed, and will be
found very durable in use.

Tnd other specialties and general articles of Perfu-
mery may be obtained of all dealers throughout the
World, and of the Manufacturers,
,. & .. AT,

CAUTION.-Messrs. J. & E. ATKINSON manu-
facture their articles of one and the best quality
only. Purchasers are cautioned to avoid counter-
feits by observing that each article is labelled with
the Firm's Trade Mark, "a White Rose on a
Golden Lyre;" printed in seven colours.
April 11, 1876-12m If

Brown Windsor Soap
Glycerine Cold Cream
Pure Glycerine Soap
SOAPs Marshmallow Soap
Elder Flower Soap
Carbolic Acid and Glycerine
L Soap
f Medieval Perfume
EXTRACTS FOR THE Jockey Club Bouquet
HANDKERCHIEF Extract of Ylangilang
.Ess. Boquet, &c., &c.
Marrow Oil
POMADES Crystal Cream
SExquisite Pomade, &c., &c.
Saponaceous Tooth Powder, Violet Powder,
Rosemary and Cantherides Hair Wash,
Toilet Vinegar, and every description of Toilet


IVorld Famed Blood Mixture.
II ALL. IMPURITIES, whether arising from youth-
ful indiscretion or any other cause, cannot be too
highly recommended. It
Cures Old sores
Cures Ulcerated Sores in the Neck
Cures Ulcerated Sore Legs
Cures Blackheads or Pimples on PFaa
Cures Scurvy Sores
Cures Cancerous Ulcers
Cures Blood and Skin Diseases
Cures Glandular Swellings
Clears the Blood from all Impure Matter, from
whatever cause arising.
As this mixture is pleasant to the taste and war-
ranted free from mercury-which all pills and most
medicines sold for the above diseases contain-the
Proprietor solicits sufferers to give it a trial to test
its value.
Thousands of Testimonials from all Parts.
Sold in Bottles 2s. 3d. each and in Cases, contain-
ing 6 Bottles, I 1s. each, sufficient to effect a per-
manentcure in long standing cases, by all Chemists
and Patent Medicine Vendors; or sent to any
address on receipt of 27 or 132 stamps, by
F J CLARKE, Chemist, High Street, LINCOLN.
Wholesale Agents:-


Surq. Tide, REMARKS.

2 ris. sets.

2 Tu 558 540 25 3 30
3 We 5 59 5 39 26 4 18
4Th 6 0 5 38827 5 6
5 Fri 6 0 5 36 28 5 541 Mailof 18th ult. due
6 Sat 6 1 5 35 0 7 30 Mw Mn 5h39mp.m.
7 Q !6 2 5 34 1 8 18 19th after Trinity
8 1Mo6 3 5 33 2 9 6

every Tuesday by DONALD M'PHER LEE,
Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent
North-west Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets,
where r.L,-.a, Hand-bills, &c., will be

printed at the shortest
at St. Georges for the
JAMES THIES, Esqr., Post

Perfumes for


[Aflpty Flour Biarrels.,

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


Wanted Immediately a good
-_ ,. ; [! ,: -. *
Apply at Nd. 1, PRImNct ALFRED TERRACE
August 27, 1877.

Royal. Gazette,
Master General.

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