BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 42.-Vol. L. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUES. 24s per Ann
Hassiltona, Bermuda, Tueesday, GOctober 16, 1877.
AMO N,- l a . r .- . P '
E T. CHILD begs leave to inform his pat-
'* rons and Friends in general, that he
has just returned from America with a fine and
well Selected Stock of
FINE Gold and Silver WATCHES, JEW-
ELRY, &c., the latest Styles of Silver
Plated Ware, in double and quadruple Plate,
Japanese Fancy 0OODS, CHIN A, Earthen and
Porcelain WA IE.
Call and See no trouble to show Goods.
N. B.-The strictest attention paid to the Re-
pairing of Watches, Clocks and Jewelry of
every description he having engaged the services
of a Practical Watch Maker from London and
America and under his own supervision.
octr. 8th, 1877.-2
In order to Lessen
[ am Selling off at the most
A Lot of
TEA IIAMS S
&c., &c., &c.
J. C. KEENEY
Reid Street, Hamilton,
Oct. 9th, 1877.-2
Sandys and Southampton.
R. LINES desires to inform the inhabitants
of Somerset and the neighbourhood that
he intends to deliver a course of
Lectures on Arithmetic
To young IMen only, during the winter months.
Those who have some knowledge-and wish to
improve themselves should not neglect this op-
For Terms and particulars apply at the School,
Somerset, October 6, 1877.-2
,Superior English Breakfast and
By the Half Chest or Single Pound.
VERY CHEAP for Cash.
W. 7'1 J. MMES,
42, Front Street.
Octr. 8th, 1877.-2
For Sale at a Bargain.
A Solid Mahogany
In good condition, with Turned Legs, Casters,
&e. 16 feet long, 4 feet 6 inches wide.
Can be used as 4 separate Tables, with Leaves.
Inquire at the Office of this Paper.
October 8th, 1877.-2
HA S JUST RECEIVED,
Ex "T. H. A. Pitt" from Liverpool, N. S.
Which is Offered Cheap for Cash,
30,000 Feet Lumber,
12,000 Onion Boxes MA'TERIAL,
40,000 Tomato Box ENDS,
LATHS and SPARS, &c.
Expects a Schr. daily from P. E.
Island with a Cargo of
Barrels Early Rose POTATOES
Barrels Minnesota POTATOES
SHEEP and POULTRY
400 Dozen EGGS
T. H. PIT'
Hamilton, Oct. 8th, 1877.'
P. S.-Parties having engaged Box Mate-
rial will please call at once and receive the same
A S.-ma ll
2.&. -Bay Mare,
Price 20-Cash only.
Apply to A. B., Royal Gazette" Office.
Have just Received from England
By Steamer Beta" via Halifax,
A very large Assortment of New and Fashionable
For Autumn and Winter.
Carefully Selected for this Market.
J. H. TRIMINGHAM & SONS.
October 8th, 1877.-3
Something Entirely New
C11l-fI b C f
Eumonomtua. y, and
PATENT DOUBLE ACTION IMPROVED
Spring Bed Bottom.
Simple and Durable. Can be used as a spare
lBed on the floor without Bedstead.-Call and
W. T. JAMES,
42, Front Street.
Hamilton, Oct. 8, 1877.-3
H3S JUST RECEIVED,
AN ASSORTMI'ENT OF
Boots & Shoes,
And Fancy ARTICLES.
Which he offers Cheap for Cash a
ner of Reid and Queen Streets.
ERASTUS B. J
llamilton, 8th Oct., 1877.-4
t the Cor-
Reid Street -
FOR LADIES AND GENTLEAIEN,
Premises lately belonging to S. T. WHITE, Esqr.,
Is now Open to the Travelling Public,
Where Ladies and Gentlemen will find Com-
The Undersigned hopes by strict attention to
his Business to merit a share of Public Patron-
A Billiard Saloon is Attached.
GEORG E SIMS,
October 9, 1877.-4
N. B.-STOORAGE ROOM to Let on the
Mr. 3dolphus D. Dickinson
Tenders his thanks to the Public for their pat-
ronage and informs them that he will continue to
give instructions in the
During the coming Winter at the Residence of
any one wishing to obtain Lessons.
* Terms Liberal. Application in Person or by
Hamilton; October 9, 1877.-4 pd
The Property of an Officer about to leave Ber-
The well known Grey Gelding
Quiet to ride and drive, carries a Lady, regu-
larly hunted during last Season.
Set Single Hd 1'ViS,,
dnd Light TRIP,
In very Good Condition.
To be Sold Separately, or in one Lot.
An English Made
For further l Particulars apply to
LIEU'r. J. J. LEVERSON, R.E ,
Prospect, Oct. 9th, 1877.
Is Prepared to Supply
Soda Water, Lemonade,
Ginger ALE and other Aerated
At the ShortesL Notice, at any part of the
Islands, West of the Causeway,
Orders for the above will be Received at the
"STAR AND GARTER" Tavern (Late the
"ME'TROPOLITAN") Queen Street, and at
his Store near the Commissariat Buildings, East
J. W. ADKINS.
October 9th, 1877.
The Cheapest Groceries can be ob-
Also a Small Lot of
Say, Cotton SHEF ETING, beautiful CALI-
COES, Men's SOCKS, FANS, &c., &c.
And, a lot Cheap SLIPPERS and SHOES.
Prices to suit every one.
Last, but not least, Little Harry's Odourless
Safety Night LAMP," costs but a fraction of a
penny per night to use it. Chimney and shade
combined in one, entirely free from odours
while burning, and absolutely safe.
Hamilton, Aug. 21, 1877.
Christmas is Coming! r -
There is not, without exception, any FOR LI PVERPOOL,
more suitable Book for a Present to the CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
young than Carrying the United States Mail
THE ILLUSTRATED from New York
(914 !a S blirON TUESDAY.
Being a consecutive arrangement of the Narra-
tive and other portions of the Holy Scriptures, Slam s ps
in the words of the Authorized Version, together MONTANA sails Octr. 23, at 6 a.m.
with a Child's History of the English Bible, and NEVADA sails Octr. 30, at noon.
an Account of the Children of the Bible lIlAI10 sails Novr. 6, at 6 a.m.
fin VYOM I NG sails Novr. 13, at 11-30 a m.
Embellished with nearly 300 fine WISCONSIN sails Novr. 20, at3 p.m.
Engravings and Maps. The above Steamers are built expressly for
JOHN H. T. JA CKSON, the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
Agent. carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
1iamilton, October 9th, 1877. ardesses. The Saloon Accommodationsare un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
M iller and Spencer tate Rooms are on main deck opening into the
l Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Commission Merchants, The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from lier-
Sole Agents for the New York Bale muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
Sole Agents for the New Yok Bale on Mondays, and Passengers' baggage can be
S N UB E 0 PA N Y, transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
cttrA rT7 N c. ing next day.
,.J'JtF fiV L4Olb(.II bulb tJII
C. R. MILLER &
G. W. SPENCER.
Persons in want of a first Class Fertilizer will
do well to call on the Undersigned who will be
pleased to show samples of the Same.
THEO. OUTERBRIDGE, V. S.,
Reid Street, Hamilton.
I amilton, Oct. 9th, 1877.- Im
To be Raffled,
As soon as the Chances are filled,
A FINE FOUR, OARED
iIalifa.sx Ueti flfont,
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
Ilamilton, Oct 1, 1877.
That very Desirable and Conve-
f Dwelling HOUSE,
In Reid Street, IHamilton, known as STONP"-
IIAVEN," with Stables, Coach House, &c.
MR. M. S. HUNT,
Sept. 3rd, 1877.
Money to Loan
On Mortgage of Real Estate.
Apply to MR. S. S. HUNT,
Chancery Lane, Hamilton.
17th Sept., 1877.
As the Owner is leaving the Islands,
With MAST, .AILS, SPARS and BALLAST
complete, including 25 Pigs of Lead Ball.st.
Itacing Sails and s'pars,
Complete, in first-rate order.
For particulars apply at the Stationery Store
adjoining the Royal Gazette" Office.
iHamilton, October 9th, 1877.
BY THE PROPELLER
C. F,. .dckermann,
J. S. I)A REPLL,
V. C. IHYLAND & CO.
St. George's, Sept. 25th, 1877.-2mr
WILLIAMS & GUION,
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, Sept. 27th, 1877.
p ERSONS having just Claims
against the Estate of the late MRS. ANN
LIGIlTBOURN, of Pembroke Parish, are re-
quested to for vard the same to the 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.
A. M. OUDNEY,
September 29, 1877.
That desirable and well known
(Lately in the occupation of lion. Thomas Lett
Wood), situated near Paget Church and on the
The House is nowv being put in thorough re-
pair, and "ill be let with or without Farming
Terms made known on application to the
S. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, 18th Sept., 1877.
P2 Boots & Shoes.
XT'T( Vt U 0 T A,
A Large Assortment of Ladies',
Gents', Misses', Boys' and Children's
Of the latest Styles and of the best quality,
Suitable for the Season.
All down at bottom Prices for the CASH only.
Hamilton, June 21st, 1877.
Win. James leney,
Empty Flour Barrels.
For sale by
St. Georges, April 12 1877.
REIGINALD GRAY, EsQR,,
Or MAJOR TRENCHl,
A ugust 13th, 1877.
By a Family residing in this TovWn.
Apply at the Office of this Gazette."
Ilamilton, Sept. 25th, 1877.
PERSONS who have so promptly complied
with the Notice of July 3rd will please
accept my best thanks. Those who have omit-
ted to do so will please make an early call, aas
a Settlement of ACCOUNTS to 31st December,
1876 must he made.
DONALD M'PHEE LEK.
Hamilton, August 7th, 1877,
TENDERS will be received by the
RECEIVER GENERAL and the ASSISTANT
RECEIVER GENERAL at their respective Offices
The 18th Instant, at noon,
From Persons desirous of Contract-
For the use of the HEALTH OFFICERS at Ham-
ilton and St. George for three years, to com-
mence from the 1st of November next.
Forms of Tender may be seen on applicati-
on at the respective Offices at Hamilton and
Receiver General's Office, )
October 8th, 1877. J
Colonial Secretary's Office,
6TH OCTOBER, 1877.
THE following ACTS have been passed by
Sthe Legislature of Bermuda during the
present Session, viz.:-
No. 8.-An Act to continue the Act granting
a Salary to the Speaker of the Assembly.
(In force to December 31, 1882.)
No. 9.-An Act to enable the Governor in
Council to postpone the sittings of the
Court of General Assize.
(In force to December 31, 1878.)
No. 10.-An Act to continue the Clergy Act
(In force to December 31, 1882.)
No. 11.-An Act to provide for the Establish-
ment of a Board of Public Works.
(In force to December 31, 1880.)
No. 12.-An Act to continue the Act providing
Salaries for the Officers of the Revenue De-
,(In force to December 31, 1879.)
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
3 Colonial Secretary.
A PATENT IRON MANGLE,
ilade to order in New York.
To be Sold at a Bargain.
SApply at the Office of the Royal Gizette."
laimilton, Sept. 25th, 1877.
T H E Undersigned having re-
ceived a Patent CHIMNEY SWEEP-
ING MACIIINE from New York, is prepared
At Moderate Rates in any part of the Island.
Ilamilton, April 2nd, 1877.
In the Town of Hamilton,
A Furnished Two Story
Dwcllitr IO USE.
Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
IHamilton, Sept. 25th 1877.
Ti THE HOUSE,
(Either furnished or not) and Property known
as ROSE COTTAGE" or "GOVEK-
NOR'S COTTAGE," St. Georges.
The House is in good repair, and comprises
Drawing-room, Dining-room,- 4 Bed-rooms, 2
Dressing-roomis, a Nursery, Kitchen, Larder
and ervants' Hall.
There are between I and 2 Acres of LAND,
a well stocked GARI)DN, STABLE, COACH
ERMTDA A ROYAL- -A -TT '
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
Hamilton, October 16, 1877.
Proceedings of the Legislative
Friday, 12th October, 1877.-Pursuant to adjourn.
ment the House met.
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
t" William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Joseph 11. Harvey,
James Tucker, Receiver General,
(" George Somers Tucker,
(" Randal Eden Webster, Colonial
The Senior Member present took the Chair.
A Bill entitled An Act for the better auditing ol
the Public Accounts," was brought up from the
House of Assembly and read the first time.
The following Message from His Excellency the
Governor by the Colonial Secretary :-
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in -Chief.
The Governor has the honor to transmit for th
consideration of the Honorable the Legislative
Council a letter dated 24th Septelmber, 1877, from
the Manager of the Quebec and Gulf Ports Steam.
ship Company statingthat without'a subsidy the steam
communication maintained by that company be.
tween Bermuda and New York could not be kep
up to the satisfaction either of the Company or o
the inhabitants of Bermuda and expressing a hope
that the subject might be taken into consideration
before the prorogation of Parliament.
The Governor trusts that the Legislature wil
give this subject the early consideration its impor.
tance deserves and that means will be found to se
cure to this community the great advantage of re
gular steam communication with New York.
Mount Latgton, 8th October, 1877.
A Bill entitled "An Act to adopt some bette
method of paying the Officers of the Revenue,"
A Resolve granting a sum not exceeding 30(
to Mr. Fozard, Revenue Officer on his retirement
From Office, were brought up from the House o
Assembly and severally read the first time.
The Rule s to several readings of Bills and Re
solutions on the same day having been dispensed
with by unanimous consent, the Resolve was rea(
the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honorable William H. Gosling in the Chair
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve without
The House adopted the Report.
The Rule having been again dispensed with the
Resolve was read the third time, passed, and or
dered to be laid before His Excellency the Gover
nor by the Colonial Secretary.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, 16th inst., at 11 *30.
Abstract of the Proceedings oJ the Honorabli
House of Assembly.
Monday, 15th October.-Dr. Outerbridge gave no.
lice of his intention, on the third reading of the
Bill The Medical Practitioners' Act, 1877," tc
move a duration clause, and to add to the Schedule
A "1 University of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia."
Mr. Hunt introduced a Resolve providing for the
erection of a Public Clock-which was read a firs
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell presented a List of Quar
terly Accounts passed by the Committee to the 30tI
The Attorney General introduced a Resolutior
providing a further-sum for completing the printing
and publication of Sir Henry Lefroy's Memorial
of Bermuda-which was read a first time.
On motion of the Attorney Gen'ial the Houo(
went into Committee to consider the Messages o
the Governor relating to Steam Communicatior
with New York.
Mr. Mercer, in the Chair.
/ The Attoriey General moved that it be recom-
mended to te House to order a Bill to be brought
in to provide for the maintenance of a regular
Steam Communication with New York-which was
The House resumed and adopted the Resolution.
The House, on motion, went into Committee to
consider the Acting Governor's Message of 19th
June last, relating to an excess in the expenditure
for repairs to Government House.
Mr. Tynes in the Chair.
'ibe Attorney General moved that it be recom-
mended to the House to make a grant to meet th(
excess of expenditure over grants for repairs to the(
Government House as reported in the Colonial
Suiveyor's letter to the Colonial Secretary of llth
June, 1877, the said grant to be treated as an ad-
vance to the Colonial Surveyor for the public ser-
vice and the expenditure of the same to be account-
ed for by him in the usual course-which was
The Hlouse resumed and adopted the Resolution.
The Attorney General introduced a Resolve for
paying an excess of expense in repairs to Govern-
ment House-which was read a first time.
Mr. Dill presented a Petition from Catherine
Watson, lately a nurse at the Lunatic Hospital,
praying some assistance in her retirement from ill-
The Attorney General moved that the House do
go into Committee to consider the Acting Gover-
nor's Message relating to Mr. Webster's passage
money from England-which was agreed to.
Mr. hIarnett took the Chair of the Committee.
The Attorney General moved that it be recom-
mended to the House to grant a sum to defray the
travelling expenses of the Colonial Secretary and
his family in accordance with the Secretary of
State's Despatch of 11th June, 1877-which was
Ayes 4--Messrs. S B Gray, E H Gosling, S A'
Harvey, T D Middleton.
Nays 16-Messrs. Speaker, S C Bell, F M Coop-
er, R J P Darrell, N J Darrell, T N Dill, T W
Mercer, W S Masters, S A Masters, T A Outer-
bridge, S C Outerbridge. J W Pearman, E Penis-
ton, J N Smith, R Tynes, W H Wilkinson.
The House resumed.
The order for the 3rd reading of the Medical
Practitioners' Bill was discharged for the day.
Adjourned to Friday next.
Resolve for providing a Public Clock.
Resolve for completing Sir Henry Lefroy's Me-
morials of the Bermudas.
Resolve granting a sum to pay excess of expen-
diture on repairs to Government House.
t Northumberland we notice by the July Navy List was
1 laid up at Devonport, and up to the 1st ult., there
was no report of her having been placed in Com-
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
S SANDYS PARISH, Octr. 13th, 1877.
. Mv. EDITOR,-I can no longer with-hold my com-
r plaint with respect to the Public Roads in this
Parish; their condition is past bearing, because
they have become dangerous to the traveller on
foot, vehicle, or horseback. Some good has been
done in the neighbourhood of the Bridge and Scaur
Hill, but for sometime past the work has been sus-
pended; from what cause I cannot tell. The roads
in other parts of the Parish, particularly the one
leading to the Ferry; have long needed repairs -
but it would take up too much of your valuable
space to expose the state of the crossroads which
for years past have been suffered to fall into neglect.
I trust the new Board of Works which I learn has
been formed, will prove a better than the late
Board of Roads, and will keep a more watchful
eye over what concerns Pedestrians, Equestrians,
and vehicles of all kinds.
Yours, &c., SANpYS.
Oct. 10-Barque Imogene, Bolin, Liverpool, G. B.;
732 tons coal for government.-Agents N. T. Butter-
field & Son.
15-Schr. Carrie, Sigsworth, P. E. Island; assorted
cargo, to T. H. Pitt.
Mail Steamer Canima. Liddicoat, New York; assort-
ted cargo.-Agents Trott & Cox.
Oct. 8-Barque Brunswick, Hutchinson, New York.
13-Brigt. T. H. A. Pitt, Ingham, Shedeac, N. B.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
Oct. 9-Barque Prioress, Richards, Beaufort S. C.;
bound to Bristol, England, in distress; 441 tons
phosphate.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
10-Barque Eliza Barss, Vesey, New York ; 90 oxen,
100 b1s. meal and hay to Trott & Cox.
12-Barque Ejdeod, Sagerstedh, Bristol ; bound to
New York in distress ; ballast.-Agents, W. C. Hy-
land & Co.
15-Royal Mail Steamship Beta, Shaw, St. Thomas ;
Mails and 25 pkgs merchandize.-Agent, J. M.
1 Oct. 9--Schooner Fanny Fern, Winsor, Cow Bay, C. B.
10-Barque Lady Milne, Mitchell, Baltimore.
12-Schooner Hound, Williams, Cuba; part of inward
cargo of lumber and fish, staves, &c.
f 13-Brig Aura, Wood, Wilmington, N. C.
0 15-Royal Mail Steamship Beta, Shaw, Halifax
S Packet Brigt. Excelsior leaves for New York on Fri-
day next.-See advertisement.
In the Eliza Barss from New York :-Mr. and Mrs.
T. N. Roberts and Miss Eva Vesey.
In the R. M. Steamer Beta from St. Thomas for
Halifax, Rev. Mr. Thaeler and wife. For New York
e Mr. Baez. Deck to Bermuda John Rogers. From
e Bermuda for Halifax, Mrs. Taylor and Daughter, (Rev.
e C. P. Wilson.)
In the Mail Steamer Canima yesterday from New
York :-Mrs. Cooper, Miss F. Cooper, Miss C. L.
n Dodge, Miss J. B. Dodge, W. J. Frith, Esqr., M. C. P.
Messrs. J. Canty, John Wall, D. Kivilin, F. S.
t Van Valkenburgh, F. P. Ballamy, R. J. Tucker, H.
f R. Kankilton, R. H. James, E. C. Jackson, B. R.
e Southworth, E. J. Banfield, J. J. Smith, N. Lazarus
1 and H. Solomon, Master Tucker. 2nd Cabin-Mrs. J.
H. Roberts and 4 children, Mrs. P. Dours, A. Harriott,
l James Lawrence, and J. F. Doughty. 6 in Steerage.
Rover hence at Barbados, Sept. 22.
American Whaling Schooner Union, Tripp, hence at
New Bedford, October 2.
H. M. S. Plover, Commander Stewart, left for Hali-
fax on Saturday last, carrying a mail.
r IH. M. S. Rover at Barbados on the 28th ultimo.
The Troopship Simoom is expected to arrive here
from Gibraltar on the 16th November, leave here for
Barbados on 20th. Return here from Jamaica on 14th
0 December, leave for Portsmouth on 17th and arrive
i there on the 2nd January, 1878.
S Detachments of Royal Marines for service in Ber-
muda and the North American Station will embark-
says the Army and Navy Gazette of Sept. 22-about
the 1st proximo in H. M. S. Simoom for passage.
d The 28th Company, R.E., consisting of 1 Captain,
d 3 Lieutenants and 60 N. C. 0. and men, will arrive
in the Himalaya. This is one of the Torpedo Com-
panys and will be probably stationed at Boaz for
submarine mining and experiments during the
The 21st Company, R.E., consisting of 1 Captain
t 2 Lieutenants and about 70 N. C. 0. and men, will
arrive in the Simoom, to release the 11th Company,
e 46TH REGIMENT.-Captain Foster, Lieut. Crozier
. and 124 non-commissioned officers and men are in
. readiness to embark for Bermuda to join headquarters.
-Army and Navy Gazette, September 28.
APPOINTMENTS.-Commander L. A. Beaumont and
Midshipman Mansfield G. Smith, to the Bellerophon.
Colonel Wright, R.M., has been retired by the Ad-
miralty from active service, and Colonel Burton has
been restored to his rank.
A "ROYAL GAZETTE" Special, by Authority,
was issued on Thursday last, containing a Proclama-
te ion by His Excellency the Governor further prorogu-
ing the Sitting of the Court of General Assize from
e the 15th October, instant, until Monday the 29th day
e of October instant-unless otherwise ordered in the
meantime-(which Proclamation re-appears in our
o regular issue of to-day) and many other important
t official notices.
h The storm of wind and rain, alluded to in another
1 column as having occurred at New York and
neighbourhood on the 4th instant, was also felt
Severely at Baltimore, Philadelphia and Washing-
g ton. All the rivers, streams and tributaries, over-
s flowed their banks, doing considerable damage tc
everything on the low lands in their neighborhoods.
e Railroad travel impeded, and in many instances
f the tracks washed away and the trains wrecked
Attended with loss of human life. The patent
office buildings lately injured by fire have now suff-
ered by the heavy rains which burst through the
Temporary roofing in such quantities that it was
Found necessary to cut a hole through the immense
r wall of the building to let it out, and it is feared
That the damage by this flood of rain may prove
as great as that by the late fire.
S It was reported here early last week that the ar-
mour plated iron ship Northumberland had found-
ered and that the report of the sad event had reach-
ed Bermuda by H. M. S. Plover. On enquiry of
Officers of the Plover they had not even heard of
such a rumour till mentioned to them here. The
Sof diseases of the nerves of the head. It has a
small galvanic battery attached to each end of the
sides of the spectacle, so that immediately the pa-
tient puts them on, thereby completing the circuit,
E it sends a delicate stream of electricity continuously
through the nerves of the head.
Professor Lazarus is staying at the Melbourne
I House, and we should advise all persons afflicted
with loss of sight or nervous diseases of the head, to
pay him a visit.
THE EIGHT MILLIONS SURPLUS OF THE GENEVA
AWARD.-This large sum of money remaining with
the American Commissioners after every claim of
whatever nature soever which, with any show of
reason, had been satisfied, has become quite a white.
elephant in their hands. England having intimat-
ed that she would not take back any portion of this
money, it is now suggested that, as the whole
American people lost by the war, this surplus be
placed in the United States Treasury for the be-
nefit of the Sinking Fund." It is evident however
that the Americans generally, do not like its reten-
tion as every equitable claim for which it was
awarded has been met. Would it not be as well
to hand this large sum over to some great charity-
that for instance the Famine Fund of India, which
would, we conceive, be in all probability pleasing
to the interested parties on both sides the Atlantic
as well as being the means of saving the lives of
many unfortunate ones in a country with which
both aredeeply interested.
The recent disastrous collision in the British
Channel of which we give some particulars from a
survivor from each vessel on our last page to-day,
the Court held in England to enquire into the cir-
cumstance has decided that the Avalanche" is re-
sponsible for the accident.
W. Gale, the Cardiff pedestrian, who begun to
walk 1,500 in 1,000 hours, on Sunday, August 26,
in London, successfully finished his feat on the 6th
THE WAR IN TURKEY.
There has been no serious fighting in Bulgaria
within the past fortnight. The Russians have been
reinforced and they have their imperial guard at c
the front. Snow had fallen and at Shipka Pass was t
quite deep, and the roads were muddy and hard to
travel. A few days will show if the Russians will
again attack before subsiding for the winter.
They seem loth as yet, to give up active operations, ;
and have sent off General Gourkho on a raid toward
Sofia. The Turks seem on the alert as if expecting
attack, and are also heavily reinforced. The tren-
ches and siege operations of the Roumanians under
the direction of Todleben, bring them very close to
the Turkish lines at Plevna, and if the rain keeps
off a few days longer, or the ground is at all pass-
able, there seems nothing else to be done but to
make one more trial against Osman's army. The
preparations for winter are pushed on both sides,
and any aggressive movements now will probably
be the last for some months. Mehemit Ali has
been recalled and Suleiman appointed in his place
to the chief command on the Danube. This was
done after the former had fallen back from- the
positions he had won before Biela. The reasonable
explanation would be that his retreat or falling
back was not approved, and that, therefore, he was
deposed. It was said at the time that he fell back
because his advanced position was not so suitable
for winter quarters. The first explanation may
have been too favorable for him, and there may be
discontent at Constantinople, and his withdrawal
from before Biela may have been less a matter of
choice than it was represented to be. Political in-
fluence undoubtedly had more or less to do with his
removal. He is a German by birth, and the Turks
are jealous of foreigners. Suleiman's persistent as-
saults at Shipka were against the judgment of
Mehemit Ali who desired, and it is said, directed,
his co-operation in other quarters. Suleiman, how-
ever, has got the better of his superior whom he
superseded in the last week of October. He is
fond of fight and will no doubt try to justify his
preferment. He will seek to emulate Osman and
Mukhtir who have had conferred on them by the
Sultan the title of Ghazi" or Conqueror." The
Turks not only honor their own Generals but ridi-
cule their adversaries. They published an ironical
order directing their sharpshooters not to aim at
the Russian Generals, as their successors would
undoubtedly be more able and efficient. The irony
has a basis in fact, however it may be with the
honors. The change of Suleiman for Mehemet does
not seem wise, and the Czarewitch who has been
half afraid to cope with the German, may feel a
little more at ease with his successor.
In Armenia the Russians had made another at-
tack on Mukhtir the "Conqueror." They tried to
get between him and Kars, and for the best part of
a day seemed likely to succeed. But the Turks
drove them from the points they had gained and
re-occupied their imperilled positions. Mukhtir
claimed a victory and placed the Russian loss at
from ten to fifteen thousand men, and his own at
twenty-five hundred. His accounts seemed very
highly colored, and the briefer and later official re-
port of the affair by the Russians makes a different
showing. They claim that Mukhtir was defeated
with a loss of eight thousand men, and that the
Russians occupied his positions which he did not
retake but which they abandoned. It looks very
like a drawn battle. The Russians do not seem to
have got between their enemy and Kars, and they
must be' quick about it if they want to do so before
Christmas. The Montenegrins have cleared their
territory of the Turks and are now fortifying and
seeking by negotiation to retain what they have
regained or acquired. The Servians are still halt-
ing and uncertain. Their troops are again called
to the frontier, and as they are receiving money
and supplies from Russia, they cannot long hold
back from joining that power. Sir Stafford North-
cote has lately said that there were some prospects,
or he did not despair, of speedy mediation between
the billigerents, but the Russian papers say that
peace at present is impossible, and probably they
are right about it.
THE SERVICES IN TRINITY CHURCH ON SUNDAY
NEXT, October 21, will be:-
Holy Communion.............. 8 a.m.
Morning Prayer................ 11 a.m.
Evening Prayer................ 7 p.m.
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat, it
will be noticed by our advertising columns, leaves
at 3 p.m. to-morrow Wednesday, for'New York. It
is intended that the Canima be placed in the dock
for cleaning, &c., and to have some repairs made to
her propeller for which purpose it is necessary she
should be ready to be taken up on Monday mor-
SWe are informed that a DRAMATIC ENTERTAINMENT
Sis to take place, at Bailey's Bay, on the Evenings of
Thursday and Friday next, in the fine new Hall recently
A portion of the Band of the 87th Royal Irish Fusi-
liers, by the kind permission of Colonel Stevenson and
Officers, is to form the Orchestra and no doubt bumper
Houses willbe the result.
SThe Steamer "Canima" has brought to Bermuda
Among her passengers Professor Lazarus, well
Known in Great Britain as an inventor of spectacles.
He brings with him a large assortment of glasses
Especially suited for the treatment of all diseases of
the eye. One of his most extraordinary inventions
Sis the "Electro Galvanic" spectacle which is re-
* markable for the success it has achieved in the cure
As to the sanitary conditions of the armies, that ol
the Russians mu< undoubtedly prove to be by far the
best. The hordes of murderous bnshi-bazouks and
ziebecks who now subsist chiefly b)y plunder will die
like flies during the hard, long winter months, for
they will have nothing to prey upon. These wanton
desolators of the Bulgarian plains and valleys have
been guilty of a fatal folly in ruining the territory on
which their own chances of living through the winter
depended. Perhaps they will desert by thousands
but in doing so they will weaken Osman Pasha's army
to such an extent as to render it an easy prey for the
Russians. The Turkish troops drafted from the valley
of the Euphrates and from Egypt cannot stand the
rigor of a Bulgarian winter, while the Russians will
feel at home amid the snows and icy blasts that will
sweep over Bulgaria. Reouf Pasha may winter his
army at Shipka, but the Egyptian contingent undei
his command will suffer gicatly by exposure. The
approach of winter and its relation to the Easterr
conflict therefore Cs.g,' -t the gravest thoughts regard.
ing the fate of the opposing forces. Napoleon lost r
magnificent army more from the terrible Russiar
winter than from Muscovite bullets and Cossack lan-
ces. The Sultan may experience the same misfortune
in the very heart of his own Empire.
LONDON, Sept. 26.-Gen. Grant, replying to var-
ious addresses which he received at Sheffield to-day
referred to the American tariff,, and reminded his
hearers that the United States had to raise money
to pay off the great debt incurred by the war. Th(
revenue from the imports was regarded solely aw
the means of attaining that end. If the United
States were to abolish the revenue from importE
foreign bondholders would very soon cry out where
their interest was not forthcoming. He added
We get along well enough with the payment of oui
debt, and will compete with you in your manufac.
tures in the markets of the world. The more o
your merchants and mechanics that go to America
the better. Nothing pleases us more than the im
migration of the industry and intelligence of thi,
community. We have room for all, and will tr
to treat you as you have treated me to-day."
Late from the United States and
The Mail Steamer "Canima," Captain Liddi-
oat, arrived at her wharf in this Town early yes-
erday morning. She did not leave New York till
midnight of the 11th.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, 1st Officer
Hitter, Mr. Purser Gale, Mr. Harding, and W.
J. Frith, Esqr., M.C.P., and Mr. Southworth, pas-
sengers, for files of papers up to the evening of the
11 th instant.
Gold in New York on the 11th 103.
Shares Delaware and Hudson Canal 42-.
The Governor General of the Dominion and party
returned to Ottawa from Manitoba and the North-
west Territories on the 6th instant.
From the West Indies and Demerara.
The Royal Mail Steamer Beta, Captain Shaw,
from St. Thomas arrived early yesterday morning.
Captain Shaw will please accept our thanks for a
file of St. Thomas' papers.
We received but few of our exchange files from
the West Indies and Demerara by the Beta.
The Hon. Hely Hutchinson, private Secretary to
the Governor of New South Wales has been ap-
pointed Colonial Secretary of Barbados.
THE RECENT WEST INDIAN CYCLONE, swept it
seems with dreadful effect over the Dutch Islands
of Curacao and Benares causing great loss of life,
and an immense deal of property said to amount to
over a million and a half of dollars. In another col-
umn we give some particulars.
We are glad to find that this cyclone was felt but
slightly at Barbados, St. Vincent and Jamaica, the
northern portion which passed over these Islands
was less furious than the southern which passed over
Grenada and Curacoa.
At Grenada houses were unroofed, many trees
were broken or rooted up, stables and small houses
overturned and destroyed and full fields of provisions,
corn, fruit, &c., levelled to the ground. At Dum-
ferline the flood left the new bridge high and dry
and steered another course.
THE WAR AND THE WEATHER.
From the New York Herald, Oct. 5.
The difficulties besetting the Russians in their posit-
ion south of the Danube are now due not only to the
sturdy opposition of the Turks butalso to a sudden break
in the weather, which cannot fail to interfere very rma-
terially with field operations. Hither'o the weather
has been remarkably favorable for campaigning in
Bulgaria, but now the reverse is the case, and con-
tinuous rains threaten to force the Russian army into
winter quarters and inactivity with its work undone
and the Turks still defiant. Rains will swell the wa..
ters of the Danube and thus endanger the military
bridges on which the Russian army depends for regu-
lar supplies, and ferries must be established in their
stead. Rains will convert the dry and practicable
roads into mere broad tracks of deep mud, through
which the commissary wagons and artillery cannot be
hauled without enormous trouble and loss of time.
Rains will cause the health of the army to suffer,
especially during the transition period between the
warm, dry weather and the cold season. Therefore
the next six weeks will prove to be one of the most in-
teresting periods of the war, because the effectiveness
of the Russian" preparations to meet the difficulties
suggested will be severely tested.
It is beyond doubt, however, that the Russians are
better prepared than the Turks for this sudden change
of weather The latter have really no organized com-
missariat or medical departments, and must conse-
quently, suffer all the disadvantages which such a con-
dition of unreadiness implies. So far as the army of
Suleiman Pacha covering Rasgrad,Shumlaand Osrman
Bazar is concerned it has an uninterrupted line of
supply by railroad from Varna, and probably a con-
siderable depot as well as secure winter quarters at
Shumla ; but yet it has been forced to retire in conse-
quence of a want of supplies. Osman Pacha's posi-
tion at Plevna will become practically isolated as soon
as his trains meet with any difficulty in traversing the
only line open to them-namely, that from Sofia to
Plevna. If he finds it just at present a hazardous
operation to get supplies, and that it is necessary to
escort the food and ammunition for his army with large
forces, how much greater will be the difficulty of
maintaining himself at Plevna when the roads become
impassable ? The escorting forces will require large
supply trains, which must be protected and which will
be as hard to move as those intended for the relief of
Plevna. At present Osman's army is subsisting from
hand to mouth, although we are told that provisions
are plentiful in Plevna. It has no area of country on
which to forage, because the Russians are established
on its front and flanks and their cavalry mske con-
stant raids on the territory beyond the Vid, leaving
little to be picked up in an already desolated region.
On the other hand, the invading army has the Rou-
manian and can have the Servian granaries where-
from to draw its food supply. The depots of military
stores necessary for the prosecution of the winter
campaign are already established within its lines, but,
of course, must be renewed from time to time. It is
I probable that the chief difficulty for the Russians will
be to feed their horses, and we may therefore look for
a reduction of their effective strength in cavalry and
field artillery during the coming winter. Driven to
extremity, they can always retire to secure and well
supplied winter quarters, but a movement in retreat by
the Turks would be but the prelude to a series of irre-
parable disasters under which their defence would col-
S Professor Lazarus,
r Of London, Eng.,
r ANYLITICAL Optician, and inventor of
, Ax the celebrated Brilliant Pantoscopic and
Electro-Galvanic SPECTACLES, which have
created such a sensation in the scientific
world, will make a stay of a few days only at
the Melbourne House, Hamilton, where he
l will examine patients suffering from diseases
of the eye, neuralgic and other nervial affec-
tions of the head.
Having had an experience of fifteen years
he can in almost any case guarantee relief by
the aid of lenses scientifically accurate and
perfectly suited to the eye.
Professor Lazarus may be seen only be-
tween the hours of 9 and 12 A.M. and 3 to 6
I October 15, 1877.
Bermuda Soap Factory.
FTHR* Undersigned having Estab-
s '- lished a Factory for the Manufacture of
1 SOAP is prepared to supply Grocers and Deal-
s ers in Soap with a superior quality of Laundry
I SOAP in assorted size Bars and Cakes, at low
- C. T. CONYEIS & BROs.,
f Pitts BIay Road, East of Stalls, Pembroke.
IC T. Conyers and
Factory, Pihts Bay
See-Bermuda Made SOAlP.
PARIS, Sept. 24 -The papers contain the mani.
festo of the late M. Thiers. It is addressed to the
electors of the ninth arrondissement. It justifies the
proceedings of the late Deputies and praises (he
moderation and wisdom displayed by the members.
It explains Thiers' preference for a Republican
Government, founded on a conviction that a Mon-
archy is impossible. It describes the existing situ-
ation as intolerable, there being a Republican con-
stitution and an anti-Republican administration.
It strongly protests against the crisis of the 16th
of May, and proclaims the sovereignty of the nation
and its power to rebuke the recent dissolution. To
resist its power will be usurpation. It demands
freedom of elections and freedom of the Press.
Thiers' principles are summarized thus at the close
of the document: "The sovereignty of the na-
tional republic, law, liberty and peace."
LONDON, Sept. 29.-The Paris "Memorial Dip-
lomatique" asserts that the Sultan will send Prince
Hassan to London at the end of October to give the
British Government an intimation of the conditions
on which he would agree to peace.
LONDON, Sept. 80.-The steamer John Brammall
from New Haven with war munitions, arrived at
Constantinople on the 27th.
A WARNING.-A photographic forgery of $5 note of
the Bank of British North America, dated Quebec,
12th Novr., 1871, No. 44490, and signed by C. F.
Smith, Manager, II. H. Price, Accountant, is in circu.
nation, and well calculated to deceive. The paper is
very inferior, the note in appearance looks as if origi-
nally it had been of a purple color, and has been wash-
ed, whereas the genuine note is of a very decisive black
color, with a distinct marking in the body of the note
of the word FIVE in green tint. In the forgery the
green is very indistinct.-Halifax Herald.
[We copy the above as many of the Notes of the
North American Bank find their way to Bermuda.]-
Ed. Br. R. G.
MARRIED, on 12th September, by the Reverend S.
Seymour Lewis, at the Holy Innocence Church, Hobo-
ken, N. J., FREDERICK W. KRUEGER of New York
City, to Miss MARY ANN MILES, eldest daughter of
Thomas Miles, Esqr., of Hamilton, Bermuda.
.......... Septeml-er 25, at the Church of the Good
Shepherd, Brooklyn, New York, by the Rev. C. B.
Cornwall, Rector, JOHN BATES WILSON, Esqr., to
MARY JANE HAYWARD, eldest daughter of the late
Captain Hezekiah Frith of Bermuda.- [English papers
........., at Brooklyn, N. Y., on Wednesday, October
10, by the Reverend C. H. Hall, D. D., Dr. A. B. SE-
GUR to LINA, eldest daughter of Nathaniel R. Darrell,
Esqr., all of Brooklyn.
Behold the western evening light
It melts in deepening gloom
So calmly Christians sink away
Descending to the tomb.
How beautiful on all the hills
The purple light is shed
'Tis like the peace the Christian gives
To mourners round his bed."
These lines, which were sung at the funeral of
the late Mrs. AG. Hill; of Hamilton Parish, well
describe the closing scenes of her life. Her death
was indeed like the peaceful and beautiful end of a
long, bright and quiet summer's day. Free
from all pain and slowly yielding to the natural
decay of the body, enjoying the full possession of
her intellect, partaking with meek faith of the
means of grace and confiding in her Saviour's re-
deeming love, she tranquilly passed away, and sel-
dom has it been my privilege to witness a deathbed
so suggestive of hope and consolation.
Her life was a long, pious and useful one. In
every relation, as wife, mother, friend, and member
of the Church and of Society, she strove with GoD's
help to do her duty. Blest with large means, it
formed her greatest pleasure to use them generously
but unostentatiously in doing good, and the
very handsome and costly altar in her Parish
Church will be for years to come a memorial not
only of her strong sisterly love but also of her lib-
erality and piety. Her own trials, patiently borne,
made her kind and thoughtful of others, and young
and old alike confided to her their joys and their sore
rows. No one in distress ever sought her sympathy
in vain ; no one in poverty or suffering ever turned
from her door without pity and relief; and all use.
ful works found in her a willing contributor. It
can be truly said of her that she did justly, loved
mercy and walked humbly with her GOD.
Thus was her life a continual preparation for
death, and her death, we may surely trust, the be-
ginning of a glorious immortality. She has died
deeply lamented not only by those immediately con-
nected with her by ties of relationship, but by all who
knew her, and the Parish, of which she was so
valuable and esteemed a member, feels that in her
death it has sustained a great and irreparable loss.
But for her "to live" was "Christ," but "to die"
was gain" and we must learn to say, Father,
Thy will be done."
A Supplement of Five Ool-
,:;&. ulmns accompanies this Number of the
Gazette. It contains the latest news
From the Seat of War in Europe. Some particu-
lars of the dreadful effects of the hurricane at the
Dutch Islands of Curacoa and Benares on the 22nd
September. The Regatta at St. Georges on the
27th ultimo, and 1st instant.
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
New York 0.Uail Steamer.
17th instant, High Noon,
I WILL SELL,
411 the Old Sftatd,
"RLS. S. F. FLOUR
Ditto Corn MEAL
Bags BRAN, CORN and OATS
6 Half Chests Oolong TEA
2 Do. Do. Mixed TEA, in 1 lb. packages
12,000 CIGARS, Tip Top and other
20 Gross Fancy SOAPS
15 Do. BLACKING
About 100 Reams Letter and Note PAPER
ENVELOPES and School SLATES, &c., &e.
A Two-seat BUGGY, nearly new
A Good Market WAGGON
And whatever else may be offered.
TnL\T1,T TI A XTT-rmm
Colonist copy once.
OAP.--One trial of Conyeres's Bermuda
SOAP will convince the most Skepticalhof
its Superior quality.
Particular and Important It/or-
mation for the Public.
TIS Z TO GZVE NOTICE
That the time draws nigh
When you must Buy
Fireworks for the 5th of November.
JUV lIAn uctiNeIi, f'llE Female Members of the BERMUDA Therefore before any where
Auctioneer. I LOYA L UNION SOCIETY, Pa-et, in- eecl o r ing any re
Hamilton, October 16, 1877. tend holding else call at Nos. 46 and 47'' Front Street, and
Hu t~ &~ Asee the choice assortment of
Etertt ate. AN ENTERTAINMENT,
As above, .,T14
WE WILL SELL, Lt Pagel Sch1ool Iooe, Just received per Brigt. "Excelsior" and now
AT PUBLIC AUCTION,0 ON THURSDAY, cns F ACK
UNDER THE BIG SHED, October 25th, current, fly the box or pack.
At 12 o'clock, Commencing at 3 p.m.
S Thursday nexT The Proceeds will be in aid of the Funds of CA N 0 Nn RAC KemER
a h h rsdn ta nex ,t, the society. I The la gest ever imported in Bermuda.
18th instant, ADMISSION 6d. 1 .B^^ E D -, 1
20 BLS Choice Table POTATOES The Mozart's Favorite BAND will be in at- The Subscriber ffers the above for sale
50 Sugar-cured HAMS tendance. he Subscriber offers the above for sale
15 Drums CODFISH nce.wholesale and lRetail at L'WESTI CASHI
S10 Boxes SOAP 5 Bls. BREADy request PRICES.
10 Kegs and Tubs BUTTER EMELIUS B. SM IH, A A R \ NT H A
1 Half Barrel OATMEAL
25 Doz. Tins Roast BEEF, 21b. each
50 Fireproof Baking or Pudding DISHES-
100 Dinner PLATES
100 Soup DO.
100 Breakfast DO.
100 Tea DO.
TO CLOSE A CONSIGNMENT,
26 BLS. Qts. Jeffrey's PORTER
2 Do. Pints Do. DO.
11 Bls. Pints Jeffrey's ALE
IDEBOARD, handsome style, in good
order 1 DESK
1 Single Iron BEDSTEAD 1 BATH
SAT SAME TIME,
1 Handsome DOG-CART
With complete Suit of Spars and Sails, also
Iron and Lead Ballast; of the latter there
are 25 Pigs.
Together with RACING SUIT, comprising
Mast, Boom, Bowsprit and Squaresail Boom,
Mainsail, Jib and Squaresail.
DRY GOODS in great variety.
B. W. WALKER & Co.,
Hamilton, Oct. 15th, 1877.
We have been Instructed to Sell,
At Public Auction,
At 12 o'clock,
With MAST, BOOM and BOWSPRIT,
1 MAINSAIL 4 JIBS
1 OAR 1 Boat HOOK
1 KEDGE and HAWSER
1 Sail COVER 1 Water BUCKET
1 Water KEG.
The Boat is Cedar-built, Copper-fastened,
and well put together; her timbers are all
sound. She measures from 3- to 4 tons, and is
hauled up in Pitt's Bay; where she may be in-
spected at any time by any one wishing to do so.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, Oct. 16th, 1877.-2 3p
B EtMUI)A SOA P.-Ask your Grocer for
"Coryers's Laundry ~O.\P"-Use no
A Splendid Trichord Cottage
Nearly new, check action.
Possessing all the latest improvements.
To be seen at COLONEL STEVENSON'', )t.
October 15, 1877.-3
A Few Bags for Sale,
At 20/ per 100 Lbs. Cash only.
October 16th, 1877.-4 3p.
October 16, 1877.-2 Secretary.
IO-ME INDUSTRY.-Ask your friends to
use no other SOAP for the Laundry but
Bermuda Manufactured made by C. T. CON-
YERS & LEOS.
Notice to Farmers
THE Y NDER2 IGNED,
Expect to Receive Shortly
The f dertc oeotiopned
Which will be Offered Low from the Wharf,
Per Brgte. D. W. Henessy,
From Ch. Town, P. E. Island,
B LG. Garnet Seed POTATo ES
SBs. Minnesota Seed POTATOES
Barrels Jackson Eating POTATOES
Barrels TURNIPS Bls. OATMEAL
Bags heavy Black OATS
Bags Seed BARLEY SAUSAGES
TONGUES and SOUNDS
Ilalf Barrels No. I and 2 MACKEREl
COAL II \Y GEFSE II(ORSES
From Bangor, Maine,
A Choice Cargo of Onion and
Tomato Box Material
Long LATHS, 57 Inches
The above Cargo is cut from first Timber
selected, thoroughly seasoned and her.ce the
Material well retain its brightness.
Per Schooner Meteor,
Bags Peruvian GUANO.
And from New York during the Season, our
usual Supply of
Garnet Seed POTATOES
A 1, Stock, packeI with Special care.
A Limited quantity of Eureka
G UANO 0
This Fertilizer has gained a reputation Leyond
any now used by our Farmers.
J. T. DARRELL & CO.
Oct. 9th, !77.-3 3p
The above Establishment
WILL BE RE-OPENED
For the Rec'eption of Guests on arrival of next
Canima"' from New York.
Ij" Persons Visiting Bermuda will find this a
first Class Establihhment. Terms moderate.
L I 1 -A, i q, : J. A I I t I .t1 01
Nos. 46 and 47 Front St.,
I iamilton, Bermuda.
October 15th, 1877.-3
Fire Works !
Fire Works !!!
Just Opening a Choice Lot,
Selling very Fast, and Cheap too;
At H A INETT'S,
S. W. Cor., Reid and Burnaby Streets.
II amilton, Octr., 16th, 1877.
THE U B 3 S IGkE i,
tHats Just Received,
Ex Schr. '' CARIIE"' from P. E. Island,
Which is Offered Cheap for Cash,
37*S JLS Eating i'OTATOES
376 120 Crates Eating POTATOES
1,400 Bushels OATS EGG'
13 Cases LOBSTER
THOSE. H PITT.
lamilton, Octr. 15, 1877.-1*
Fertilizer for Potatoes.
Somers Island Brand."
THIS concentrated manure is prepared ex-
-W pressly for Potatoes, to be used in place
of Stable or Barnyard manure. The results
from the use of this fertilizer by vegetable
growers in all parts of the United States dur-
ing the past season, have been much larger (in
some instancess 300 bushels per acre) than from
Bard Yard Manure; and the Potatoes have
been larger in size, with fewer small Potatoes,
and of finer quality, containing more starch,
causing them to be white and mealy when cook-
ed. The fertilizer will be found to improve the
land, leaving it in better condition after the
crop. With any ordinary land, largecrops of po-
tatoes can be grown with this fertilizer without
the aid of any other manure, for the reason
that it contains all the ingredients necessary.
Apply 400 to 600 lbs. per acre, or a smaller
quantity, for proportionate results. Scatter
in the rows and cover with earth.
TFertilizer for Onions,
Tomatoes and Green Vegetables"
Is similar to the foregoing, with such changes
in the proportions of materials used as were
made necessary for the proper adaptation to
Apply in the same manner as with the Pota-
Both kinds are packed in bags of 100 lbs.
each. Price 15/ per Bag Cash only.
For Sale only by
Octr. 16, 1877.-4 3p
5th of November.
Hamilton Hotel, Octr., 15th, 1877. r 'IlE blst and Ci.eapest paper for Squibs,
&c., for Sale at the Royal Gazette Sta-
,o 'amilton,(ctuber 16, 1877.
To Return Direct. -n is o*
'TH'IIE BRIGANTINE In Smith's Parish For Sale.
rn MVaY E f "t Y ? <(4 a-
WILLIAM II. MAYoR, Master,
Will Sail as above
On Friday Next,
For Freight or Passage either way,
S. S. INGHAM & CO.
Hamilton, 16th Octr. 1877.
T ENDERS will be received by
- the Subscriber for the purchase of the Es-
tate known as TI E IIERM ITAG E" in
Smith's Parish, comprising the
. Dwelling House
And about 16 acres of Land,
Capable of producing large crops.
J. MATTHEW JONES,
1st October, 1877.-3 3p
All M \I!LS will close at thi P st Offlce at
Noon on Wednesday 17th inst.
Specie Li4t and Parcel List will close at 6
p.m., Tuesday 16th instant.
Freight will be taken until 10 a.m Wednes-
day, and Bills of Lading will be signed u..til
Passenger Stage \cill be removed at 2-30 p.m.
No '" return Tickets" will be issued here ifter
at Bermuda until further notice. Single fares
at full rates can only be taken here for passage
to New York.
Warehouse to be cleared on 20th inst.
The Quebec and Gulf Ports Steamsh'p Com-
pany having arranged for distribution through-
out the princij.al Cities of the United States and
Canada of ten thousand advertising pamphlets
will insert advertisements if h ended to the Ber-
muda Agents prior to the Vessel leaving on
17th instant, written in full and signed, at !he
following rates payable here in advance;
For Full Page, ..... ..... ......$30
i lalf Page, .....................$16
Quarter Page, ...............$10
TROTT /AND COX,
West Front Street, Oct. 15, 1877.
By the kind Permission and under the Distin-
guished Patronage of His Excellency
M ajor Gen. Sir R T-. Laffan,
K.C.M.G., R. E.,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief, &c., &c.
Colonel W. L. MORliRISON, C. IR.1E.
l)l ES and OFFICI t S of the Garrison.
Th o 32nd Co. R.E.,
AMATEUR DIRA.iATIC CLUB,
Will h:,ve the honor of appearing before the In-
habitants of Bermuda on the Evenings of
Friday, Saturday, Mon-
day and Tuesday,
The 26th, 27th, 29th and 30th October, 1877,
When will be produced with entirely New Sce-
nery and Effects (by Corporal Donald
Gordon, R. V.,) the Sensationadl Drama
in 3 Acts, by C. 11. llAZLEWOO,
To be followed each Evening by one of the
following Laughable and -iiJe-splitting Farces,
LEND PIVLsniL'[ILIA S
FISH OUT OF WATERR"
By the kind permission of Colonel IR. BEN-
TT'rr, the Splendid String BANI) of the 46th
Regimcnt will attend and perform a choice selec-
tion of music each evening.
TICK ET'S can be had from Canteens and N.
C. Officers' Messes at Pi ospect; from Color
,Sergts. of Regiments, P.,y Sergeants of Coin-
panie, R.hr. ; and at doors on nights of Pet-
PImlCES OF ADMISSION.
Dress Circle 2/. Reserved Seats 1/6.
Doors to open at 7 p.m. Curtain to
7'30 p.m., punctually. Carriages m
ordered at I I p.m.
o rise at
Smoking Strictly Prohibited. Children in arms
The Standard of
Adapted to the Standard of all Nations,
ready for Shipping.
Fair, New York
Fair, Santiago, (Chili)
Fair, Sydney, A ustrall t,
(The best Feeder known for Stationary, Marine
and Locomotive Boilers, &c.,) also
Oscillating Pump Co.'s Pump
FAIRBANK'S & CO., N. Y.
Bermuda Hunt. 7,1e .s..ss Erilb A The steamer
Save opened a good assortment of Seasonable I} n }m
A L L interested in the above are and Fashionable
requested to attend a Meeting at the n e n Captain LDI)ICO AT,
TOWill HALL, HA LTONR 0 0 leave hence for New York,
c7- p Received per last Steamer and to which they
invite the attention of the Pablic, -.....
OVM Pagetf October 8, 1877.-2 4
The 19th instant, at 2 o'clock, p.m., 17th Instant,
To make arrangements for the coming season. 1 AUNDI)RY SOAP-(C. '. Conyers & Bros. To leave there for return on 25t1
ED. STANLEY CREEK. Manufacture a Superior quality of SOAP, Instant.
October gve it a trial. Instant6t,77
October 16th, 1877.
self to accept the lowest or any Tender.
A Specification and all further information
can be obtained on application at the Colonial
October 15th, 1877.
Colonist and Bermudian please copy.
John Adams, Thos Adams, J Barritt, Chas H1
Bancroft, Jane Bean, Benjamin Dickinson, George
Eve, W Masters Evo, Mrs Elizabeth Fowler, Ewd
W (Jreaves, Jane Griham, Angelina Gi'b,,rt, Elizi-
beth Harford, Sarah James, A Jonsen, Alico Jooll,
Miss L S J ennin.--, Win Jones, Rose Murray,
Abraham Peterson, J J Riley, Fred Robinson, Beat-
rice Richardson, Alis El zi Robinson, G Tapley
Smith, 01.via Smith, Robert Simmons (Pilo,), MrM
Edward Tatem, 'lo-r Tucker, llorat o Talbot, Mrs
0 H Tucker, Charles Wi'liams, George \Vhitefield,
B A Whitely.
Post Office, lamilton, Oct. 15, 1877.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, United States, and
Dominion of Canada, per Steamer Canima, close at
the Post Office, Hamilton, ON WEDNESDAY
NEXT at noon.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
FICE, ST. GEORGE, Octr. 15, 1877.
Josephine Anderson, R J Barren, John T Bourne,
Rev W 0C Brown, J Bascome, Mrs B1 Bowen,
Editor of Colonist, J R Duerden, AMrs Hunter, Au-
gusta Hageman, Capt Richard Higgs, Louisa S
Johnson, Thomas Lemon, Rev F J F Liglhtbourne,
Ellen Morrow, Jearntte McCallan, Sarah T McSag-
ait, Mary Minton, James Ming, Mrs Noble, Rebecca
Outerbridge, Susan Richardson, Frances E Rack-
er, Captain Stubbs.
By IHis Excellency Brigadier-
General SIR ROBERT
[L.S.M.] MICHAEL LAFFAN,
IR. MV. Laffail, R.E., K.C.M.G., Gover-
Brigadier-General, nor, Commander-in- Chief,
id r Vice-Admiral and Ordin-
Governor d Commander- ary in and over these Is-
in-Chief, lands, &c., &c., &c.
i r0tlaO.Iial0u," 0
WTHEREAS by a Proclamation issued under
Sthe Great Seal of these Islands bearing
date the Twenty-eighth day of September now
last past the Sittings of the Court of General
Assize were postponed from Monday the first
day of October instant to Monday the fifteenth
day of October instant under the powers and
provisions of the Act entitled An Act to en-
able the Governor in Council to postpone the
Sittings of the Court of General Assize": And
WHEREAS by reason of the Office of Chief
Justice of these Islands still being vacant as
far as is known it is considered by me, THE
GOVERNOR and Commander-in-Chief, and Her
Majesty's Council, EXPEDIENT FURTHER
TO POSTPONE THE SITTINGS OF THE
SAID COURT FOR MICHAELMAS TERM
in the present year: Now KNOW You that I,
the said Governor and Commander-in-Chief in
Council, do hereby
FU PHEAr POSTPONE
THE SITTINGS OF THE SAID COURT
From MONDAY the 15th day of October in-
stant, to MONDAY the 29th day of October
instant, on which last mentioned day (unless I,
the Governor and Commander-in-Chief in
Council, shall otherwise order in the meantime)
THE SITTINGS OF THE SAID COURT
SHALL COMMENCE : of which as well the
Honorable the Judges of the said Court as all
Public Officers, Jurors, Constables and other
persons concerned are hereby required to take
notice and to govern themselves accordingly.
Given under my Hand and the Great
Seal of these Islands this
tenth day of October, 1877,
and in the 41st Year of Her
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
-- Colonial Secretary
God Save the Queen.
Colonial Secretary's Offeice,
9TH OCTOBER, 1877.
HJIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR
Shas been pleased to appoint the under-
mentioned Gentlemen to form the BOARD OF
PUBLIC WORKS, under the provisions of the
Board of Public Works Act, No. 11 of 1877.
The Honble. WILLIAM HENRY GOSLING,
GEORGE SOMERS TUCKER,
CLARENCE PENISTON, Esqr.,
THOMAS WILLIAM HUNT, Esqr., M.D.,
SAMUEL CORNELIUS OUTERBRIDGE, Esqr.,
THOMAS DICKINSON MIDDLETON, Esqr.,
THOMAS NEWBOLD DILL, Esqr.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
2 Colonial Secretary.
TENDERS will be received at the
COLONIAL SURVEYOR'S OFFICE until
The 25th instant,
From Persons desirous of Tendering for any
of the undermentioned Work, viz.:
St. George's Gaol.
1.-Renewing Floor of Western Veranda.
2.-Renewing four Cell Floors.
3.-External Painting of Woodwork (3 coats).
4.-Colouring Walls and Limewashing Roofs
of Building and making good all necessary
Painting and Stopping.
Public Offices, St. George.
5.-Colouring Walls and Limewashing Roof of
Buildings and stopping all cracks, &c.
6.-External Painting of all Woodwork (three
7.-Colouring Walls and Limewashing Roof
and Saddle-back Coping of Boundary
The COLONIAL SURVEYOR does not bind him-
October 15tb, 187%--3
EW MITDA B'OYAL GAZETTE
B E !It UI A.
Proceedings of the Legislative
Tuesday, 9th October, 1877.-Pursuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
William H. Gosling,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Receiver
George Somers Tucker,
Randal Eden Webster,
The Senior Member present took the Chair.
The Resolve to pay to the Agents of the Quebec
and Gulf Ports Steamship Company the sum of
41 9/2, w: s read the third time, passed, and or-
dered to be laid before His Excellency the Gover-
nor by the Colonial Secretary.
The Bill entitled An Act to provide for the
Salaries of the Lighthouse Establishments," was
read the third time, passed, and ordered to be laid
before His Excellency the Governor by the Colonial
Adjourned to Friday next, 12th inst. at 11-30.
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Wednesday, 10th October.-A Message from His
Excellency the Governor:
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to transmit for the
consideration of the Hon. House of Assembly a let-
ter dated 24th September, 1877, from the Managers
of the Q. & G. P. S. S. Co., stating that without a
subsidy the steam communication maintained by
that Company between Bermuda and New York
could not be kept up to the satisfaction either of
the Company or of the inhabitants of Bermuda and
expressing a hope that the subject might be taken
into consideration before the prorogation of Par-
The Governor trusts that the Legislature will
give this subject the early consideration its impor.
stance deserves and that means will be found to
secure to this community the great advantage of
regular steam communication with New York.
Mount Langton, 8th October, 1877.
The House on motion of Mr. Hunt resolved it-
self into a Committee of the whole house to con-
sider the propriety of providing a Public Clock.
Mr. Mercer in the Chair.
Mr. Hunt moved that it be recommended to the
House to make a grant for the purpose of importing
a Clock for the use of the Public-which was
The House resumed and adopted the Resolution.
The Bill "' the Medical Practitioners Act 1877,"
was read a 2nd time and Committed.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
Dr. Outerbridge moved to add to schedule A.
"13. College of Physicians and Surgeons in the
city of New York, Medical Department of Colum-
bia College"-which was affirmed.
Ayes 17-Messrs. Speaker, S C Bell, F M Cooper,
N J Darrell, T N Dill, A J Frith, J M Hayward, J
Harnett, S A Masters, W S Masters, T A Outer-
bridge, S C Outerbridge, E Peniston, C Peniston,
T J Pearman, W H Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
Nays 10-Messrs. J A Atwood, R J P Darrell, R
D Fraser, S B Gray, E H Gosling, S A Harvey, T
W Mercer, T D Middleton, T F J Tucker, R Tynes.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill with amend-
ments, and it was adopted and ordered to be en-
The Resolve granting a gratuity of 8300 to Mr.
Fozard. was lead a 3rd time and passed.
The Bill entitled An Act for the better auditing
of the Public Accounts," was read a third time.
The Attorney General moved an amendment that
the words "the Board of Roads or" be struck out
of the 4th clause-which was agreed to and made.
The Bill was then passed.
Adjourned to Monday next.
RAINFALL, SEPTEMBER 1877.
1 0-03 17 0.00
2 0.01 18 0.13
3 0-00 19 0'00
4 0-30 20 0'00
5 0"07 21 0-00
6 0-27 22 0-12
7 0.00 23 0-00
8 0.00 24 0-00
9 0"01 25 0-00
10 0-71 26 0"00
11 0-00 27 0.00
12 0"00 28 0.00
13 0-00 29 0"03
14 000 30 2-57
16 0-05 Total 4"45 Ins.
Rainfall September, 1876.... ............ 7-59 Ins.
Average fall in Sept. for 7 years, 1870 537 I
to 1876.................... ..... f
The Return match R. A. and R. E. against the Rest
of the Garrison was played at Prospect on the 2nd Oct.
and the R. A. and R. E. were again victorious, win-
ning on the 1st innings by 32 runs. Score as under :-
1st Innings. 2nd Inn
Corpl. Adams, R.E., c. Ashby,
b. Ring 3 b. Carp
Corpl. Martin, R.E., h.w., b. Car-
penter 10 not out
Lieut. Radcliffe, R.A., 1.b.w., b.
Carpenter 7 not out
Lieut. Wilkinson. R.E., b. Bald-
win 16 c. Bald%
Lieut. Bor, R.E., c. Ring, b. Bald-
win 8 b. Carpenter I
Cpl. Blancheflower, R.E., not out 20 c. Young, b.
Lieut. Gehle, R.A., b. Baldwin 2 c. Ring, b. E-
Capt. Ferrier, R.E., c. Ashby, b.
Cpl. Bloom, R.E., b. Carpenter
Cpl. Risk, R.E., b. Eden
Cpl. Horlock, R.A., c. Allatt, b.
0 b. Carpenter
5 c. and b. Car-
3 c. Young, b.
Total 77 Ttl. for 8 ws. 70
REST OF THE GARRISON.
Lieut. Eden; 46th Regiment, b. Risk...................... 8
Lieut. Ashby, 46th, c. Horlock, b. Risk................ 3
Dr. Ring, A.M.D., b. Bloom................................ 2
Lieut. Carpenter, 87th, b. Risk.......................... 2
Captain Allatt, 46th, c. Bor, b. Bloom..................... 0
Captain Todd, 87th, b. Bloom............................. 4
Corpl. Baldwin, 46th, b. Bloom.............................. 0
Pvt. Clarke, 46th, c. Adams, b. Risk.....................
Lieut. Purvis, 87th, not out................................. 3
Lieut. Young, 46th, b. Bloom... .................. 2
?vt, Sullivan, 46th, c. Blancheflower, b. Bloom......11
D" COMPANY, 46TH REGT., ATHLETIC
i Under the kind patronage of Lieut.-Colonel Ben- I
nett and Officers of the Regiment, these Sports took I
place at Prospect on Saturday, the 6th instant,
lst.-150 Yards Race (men under 6 years' service).
Won by Gregory, pushed hard by Tootell.
2nd.-150 Yards Race (men over 6 years' service).
Won easily by Mortal; Hutchings a very good
3rd.-3 Standing Jumps.-Mortal 1st, Tootell 2nd.
4th.-Cricket-ball Throwing.-Kirby 1st, Cole 2nd.
5th.-Hurdle Race, 200 yards.-South a good 1st,
6th.-561bs. Weight Throwing.-Killin 1st, Fry 2d.
7th.-Sack Race.-South 1st, Matley 2nd.
8th.-Half Mile Race. -Gregory 1st, Hutchings 2nd,
Blamey 3rd. This was the Race of the day, in
which was shewn the excellent running powers
possessed by Company "D," 46th Regt.
9th-Water Race.-White 1st, Jury 2nd.
10th-Wheelbarrow Race.-Fry 1st, Jury 2nd.
11th-Wrestling (Cornish).-Williams. Of a 2nd
we must not speak, as the superexcellence of Wil-
liams was admitted by all observers. His abili -
ties are creditable to the Regiment he belongs to.
12th-Greasy Pole.-Blamey. This was cleverly
done by Blamey in a style peculiarly his own,
which proved that it was not his first effort in
13th-Ducking in Tubs of Water for Coins.-An
indiscriminate arrangement, in which every one
got what he found at the bottom (and brought to
14th-Tug of War, Right v. Left.-This was great
sport, as the whole Company's strength was
brought to bear on a very short piece of rope,
which eventually must have been broken had
not the Left half Company unfortunately crossed
15th-Married Women's Race.-In this Race the
I weaker sex proved stronger than expected. Mrs.
Fry was no small fry, and Mrs. Brookfield must
have felt strongly that she could hardly brook
being beaten in the field by a fry. Yet beaten
she was, and we must commend both for their
feminine athletic valour.
16th-Boys' Race (children of the Company).-
I Hanaphy 1st, Mortal 2nd.
17th-Consolation Race.-E. Cushan 1st, McKen-
na 2nd. Which wound up the day's proceedings,
and a more enjoyable day none could wish for.
At intervals it threatened to rain, but happily the
Sports were uninterrupted, and every exertion to
keep them going was made by the very able man-
agement of the Committee-viz., Lieut. Perkins,
Color-Sergt. Divine, Sergts. Jackman, Carr, Brook-
field and Phillips.
The Caterer for these sports, was the Officer com-
manding the D" Company, Lieut. Dumaresq, who
must be credited with providing this very success-
ful Saturday afternoon's sports. We are only hope-
ful that some other amusement after the same style
may be offered while the Regiment remains on the
The sports being over, a grand dinner was laid
out for the Company and Regimental Band, the
latter having so kindly and excellently performed
during the afternoon.
No more can be said than that the D" Company
and Band spent together an evening in a very con-
vivial and social manner, which only shows how
good a feeling exists in the Regiment and one that
we truly hope will not diminish for a considerable
number of years.
THE DISASTROUS COLLISION IN THE
THE FOREST AND THE AVALANCHE.
CAPT. LOCKHART'S STATEMENT.-The captain of the
Forest makes the following statement: He says he
thinks about 9 o'clock on Tuesday night he sighted
the Portland lights, but as the weather was so thick
he will not be certain. At any rate he wore the ship
off Portland in the afternoon. About 9 o'clock the
Forest was on the wind on the starboard tack, head-
ing about S. S. E., and sailing under reefs at from
three to four miles an hour. Hie had been on deck
since the watch was set at 8. About 9 o'clock a light
was reported to him, which he found to come from a
ship on the port tack. As the weather was very thick
he examined his lights to see. they were burning
brightly, and found such was the case; but for fear
the stranger, which appeared to be bearing down on
him, should not see, he directed a flare-up to be set
on fire. Before that could be done the second officer
said he thought the ship was very close on him, and
thinking there might not be a good watch keet on
board the other vessel, he ordered the helm to be luffed,
which was done. Within a minute or so after this he
came in collision with the passenger ship, which was
a fine iron one, and in less than 2 minutes she went
to the bottom. As soon as possible he directed his
officers to see the condition his ship was in, when they
reported she was full of water nearly to the between-
decks. As all knew it would be impossible for her to
keep afloat, and there was a general wish they should
try to save themselves while they could, he ordered
the three boats to be lowered, and told the crew to
save themselves as best they could. He himself
stopped until, as he thought, all had left the ship, but
whether such was the case he could not say, as the
night was so dark. On getting into the boat he found
three of the crew of the Avalanche, but how they got
Son board his ship he did not know. There were 12 in
all in his boat. He did not see the ship actually go
down, but there was no doubt she did. For more than
an hour the boats kept as near as possible alongside
her, but there was such a tremendous sea that it was
unsafe to go very near. At last a heavy rain set in,
and while this lasted all signs of the ship were gone.
She was a vessel of 1,422 tons and carried about 2,200
tons of cargo. A good look-out was kept on board his
ship, but he was afraid that was not done in the case
of the other. They were in the boat all night trying
to save themselves as best they could, and after gieat
difficulty got round to the place where they were
picked up, about a dozen miles from where the colli-
sion occurred. Nothing was seen of the other boats
after they left the ship, and even then some of the
crew must have been left on board, for after the last
boat had left a rocket and a couple of blue lights were
burnt. It was, however, impossible to attempt to save
these men, and they must have gone down with the
ship. The night's peril was very great and all in the
boat never thought to have reached land alive.
STATEMENT OF ANOTHER SuRvIvoR.-Another survi-
vor, John Sheerington, says:-I was third officer of
the iron ship Avalanche, of London, 1,154 tons regis-
ter. We sailed on Saturday last from the East India
Docks, with a crew of 34 hands, all told, and about 63
passengers, bound for Wellington, New Zealand. At
Sheerness, on Sunday, we ran into a barque. No
great injury was done to our vessel, but the barque's
jibboomn was carried away, and she fell back to Graves-
end. I was sitting in my bunk at 9 o'clock last night.
We had a Channel pilot on board, named Broadrick,
who was on deck at the time. I heard the pilot sing
out, Hard up !" and immediately afterwards "Port
your helm" from two voices. I recognized one as the
pilot's, but did not know the other. I turned out of
my bunk, and heard the second mate sing out to the
first mate, Bowling, Bowling, come on deck ; I think
there will be another smash." I went on deck and
saw the jibboom. of the other ship stike against our
mainmast, snapping the jibboom in two. I rushed
past the mainmast and fell down the quarter hatchway
on the top of some passengers who were crowded un-
derneath. I then stumbled across the other hatch
leading to the lower hold. I felt a gust of wind com-
ing up and rushed for the deck, telling the passengers
if they wanted to save their lives to go on deck im-
imediately. As I was going up the ladder the ship
smashed into us again. I rushed on the poop, fol-
lowed by several passengers, and saw the captain
standing by the break of the poop. I told him the
ship was sinking, and that he had better catch hold of
some ol the loose gear of the other vessel when next
she came down upon us. I caught hold of a chain
hanging loose from the strange ship and she carried
me with her. I saw another person holding on to the
gear, I rushed to the port side of the forecastle
head of the ship Forest and saw the Avalanche going
down stern first, and I threw loose ropes into the wa-
ter for the drowning people. I then went down on
the main deck and saw the crew rushing about in all
directions. Having discovered our second mate, who
came up to me and shook hands, I went aft to the
wheel and found it hard a-starboard, and immediately
put it hard a-port. I next assisted in launching the
boats. The second mate got into one and I into ano-
ther, with members of the Forest's crew. I sang out
and asked if anybody else was coming, when lines
were thrown over and four or five scrambled into the
boat. The mate then sang out for Capt. Lockhart to
come, and after some delay he came and we shoved
off, and soon after we saw another boat, but quickly
lost sight of her again. A tremendous sea was run-
ning all night. We were battling with the waves 10
hours, and this (Wednesday) morning were picked up
by Portland boats. I did not see the Forest go down
but I watched her two hours. Only myself and two of
our crew are saved. As soon as we got clear of the
ship I saw people running about, and saw blue lights
and rockets fired, The vessel was struck four times
and went down in about four minutes. I knew the
Avalanche was sinking as I felt the air coming up.
Capt. Williams was about 33, and this was his fourth
The passengers an board the Avalanche comprised
55 adults and 8 children-total 63.
REID STREET, HAMILTON, EAST,
Has Received a supply of the fol-
PREP JRdaTIO S
FOR THE TEETH
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-
BRIEL, Ludgate Hill, London.
SEI)AI)ENT, or Cure for Toothache
COR A LITE TOOTH PASTE, for Cleansing
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
WHITE GUTTA PERCIIA EN\MlEL, for
Stopping decayed Teeth
OSTEO-ENAM EL STOPPING, warranted to
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
ODONTALGIQUE ELIXIR, celebrated
Hamilton, March 26th, 1877.
J Milch UO W,
Quiet and kind in every respect. Calf just off.
Sold for no fault whatever.
Further particulars apply at the Store of W.
BLUCK, ESQR., to
Hamilton, June 11, 1877.
- ~ .~*
-, ~ ~
Notice of Removal.
MR. ALFRED JORDAN,
Has Removed to St. Georges,
And may be consulted there in Kent St.,
daily, between 9 a.m. and 5 o'clock.
October 10, 1876.
Wanted Immediately a good
Apply at No. 1, PRTNCE ALFRED TERRACE,
August 27, 1877.
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One of the lorngst Established and Wealthiest
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Through the IRANCIH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on tEAL and PERSONAL
PROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months,
No FEES and no ClNARGE for Policies.
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Htamilton, September 9th, 1865.
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April I1, 1876-12m If
TL H BLOOD!
'F H E
CL3 R XE'IS
WoldO IIF'aife(1Blood M-,
BULL'S HEAD LIVERY
G. LANE Proprietor.
Branch Establishment, St. George.
T HE Proprietor of the above Es-
tablishment having just returned by the
" Canima" from New York, and brought with
him a number of NEW CARRIAGES and
Stylish YOUNG HeORSES to add to his already
well selected Stock, begs to thank the Public of
Bermuda generally for their past Patronage and
hopes for a continuance cf the same.
Strangers visiting the Islands are particularly
requested to call and give the above Establish-
ment a trial before going elsewhere.
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is said to be in a far worse condition than at any time
since the epidemic set in. Most of the medical men
of the place are sick. The charitably disposed North-
erners are contributing freely of their means to alle-
viate their sufferings.
Consequent, seemingly, on the number of failures
among the Saving's Banks of the United States, a con-
siderable reduction of the expenses of similar institu-
tions in Canada has been made.
The Queen's County Hunt, New York State, had its
preliminary meeting on the 3rd inst., and had a fine
day and a brilliant run. The meeting was at Garden
City. There were nine gentlemen and one lady in
the chase. The rnn, which was about seven miles
after the hounds took the scent, terminated without a
brush, the fox having escaped. The hunt was not
marred by a single accident. The time 50 minutes;
nearly 40 fences were cleared.
There were sixty Bishops present at the triennial
Convention of thle Episcopal Church of the United
States held at Trinity Church, New York, on the 3rd
LONDON, Oct. 4.-One hundred thousand pounds
worth of bar gold was withdrawn horn the Bank of
England yesterday for shipment to New York.
Sir John Bennett, who has been twice elected Al-
derman for the ward of Cheap and each time rejected
by the Court of Aldermen as a person unfit to dis-
charge the duties of the position, has again been
elected to that office.
An insurrection appears to have broken out on one
of the Sooloo Islands, as a telegram received at Madrid
from Singapore announces the defeat of 2,0( 0 insur-
gents by Spanish troops.
A COMET DISCOVERED.-WASHIINGTON, Oct. 3.-
Professor Henry, of the Smithsonian Institution, re-
ceived the following cablegram to-day :-
"A comet was discovered by Temple, at Florence,
October 2 ; right ascension 23 hours and 51 minutes ;
declination south, 10 degrees and 19 minutes; daily
motion, 90 minutes toward the southwest. The comet
has a small, bright tail."
LoNDno, Oct. 5.-A manifesto has been issued by
the bureaux of the Left of the French Senate. It
says the situation is one of the most serious ever ex-
perienced. The electors are called upon to decide
whether the government is to be one of personal pow-
er, dirEcted by clerical and absolutist influences, or
whether the nation intends to continue to rule itself.
GAMIBITTA'S APPEAL.--The hearing of IM. Gambet-
ta's appeal against the sentence of the Correctional
Tribunal has been fixed for October 10.
M. Jules Simon is pronounced out of danger.
THE MIDLAND RAILWAY FRAUDS.-Yesterday morn-
ing's papers published numerous conflicting state-
ments concerning the frauds on the Midland Railway.
The truth seems to be that Wednesday's announce-
ments were highly colored. Some workmen employed
in the construction of the Settle and Carlisle branch ot
the Midland Railway appropriated the company's
materials, made false returns of the number of men
under them and the amount of service rendered, and
indulged in other fraudulent practices ; but the amount
involved is not large, and much of it will probably be
recovered. Three of the delinquents were arraigned
at the Settle Petty Sessions on Wednesday and re-
manded. They appear to be foremen of working
gangs. The reports of the proceedings stated that
several more of the company's servants were to be ar-
raigned before the Carlisle magistrates yesterday.
LONDON, Oct. 4.-The most important news
from the seat of war this morning is from Asia. A
despatch from Constantinople says:-" Official in-
telligence received here states that Mukhtar Pasha
was on Tuesday engaged in a great battle near
Alexandropol. When the telegram was despatched
the Turks appeared to be winning."
Changing the Turkish Generals.-Another item of
news from the Turkish capital is of scarcely less
importance, and will doubtless have a considerable
effect in determining the issue of the campaign in
Bulgaria. An Imperial irade is published, appoint-
ing Reouf Pacha to the command of the Army of
the Balkans at Shipha, and Suleiman Pacha to the
command of the Army of the Danube, Vice Mehe-
met AlU, who is recalled.
A telegram from Shipka announces that Reouf
Pacha had arrived there and assumed command.
A Russian Victory.-A special despatch, dated
Karajel, Wednesday, says:-" A general attack was
made on Moukhtar Pacha's whole line this morning.
General Melikoff was in command, under the orders
of the Grand Duke Michael. The key of Moukh-
tar's position which was defended by only a single
battalion, was attacked on three sides and captured.
The battalion was annihilated. The Turks tried to
recapture this point but were repulsed.
Bivouachi on the Conquered Positions.-" The fur-
ther progress of the Russians was insignificant, but
hopes are entertained of cutting off Moukhtar from
Kars. The Russians bivouacked on the conquered
positions Fighting is sure to recommence early to-
morrow. About one thousand five hundred Rus-
sians were killed and wounded. The Turks were
misled by their spies and only expected to be at-
tacked on their flanks."
Renewed Activity before Plevna.-A telegram from
Bucharest says greater activity is observable before
Plevna since Monday. The reserve and reinforce-
ments haie arrived, and it is thought probable that
operations will commence early next week. A Rus-
sian official despatch, dated from before Plevna,
states that on Monday and Tuesday the Grand Duke
Nicholas, Prince Charles of Roumania and General
Todleben inspected the Russian and Roumanian po-
sitions. All the Russian and Roumanian works are
An Assault impending.-A Sistova despatch, dated
Wednesday, says :-" The Roumanians having push-
ed their fourth parallel close to the second Grivica
redoubt an attack is expected in three days. Two
brigades of riflemen and a strong force of cavalry
have been sent west to intercept fresh columns,
which it is reported, have already started from Or-
Turkish preparations.-The Standard's Sofia des-
patch says :-" Chafvet Pacha has been largely rein-
forced by men from the Shipka army. He has com-
menced a forward movement, and decisive fighting
with Osman Pacha's co-operation is expected shortly.
Prodigious quantities of munitions are going to the
Russia Straining Every Nerve.-A telegram from
Essen states that Russia has ordered 300 Krupp
cannon. A telegram from Bucharest announces
that the last regiment of the Russian Imperial
Guard passed through there yesterday.
fMore help from Roumania.-The Vienna Political
Correspondence announces that Russia has asked
Roumania for a further contingent of 40,000 men for
which she promises the cession of a portion of Rus-
sian Bessarabia and a considerable subsidy. The
Roumanian Chambers are to be convoked to discuss
the proposal. A Vienna correspondent thinks the
foregoing not wholly true, but it may be a feeler to
prepare the Roumanians for further sacrifices.
Turkish Defeat in Herzegovina -According to a
despatch from Ragusa 2,000 bashi-bazouks and
2,000 cavalry have arrived at Mostar, Herzegovina,
where a force of 10,000 is concentrating to recover
the territory conquered by the Montenegrins. A
despatch from Cettinje says:-" Some strong de-
tachments of bashi-bazouks, who attempted to enter
Montenegro near Sutorran, were repulsed on Mon-
day after several hours' sanguinary fighting." Both
these despatches evidently refer to the same Turk-
Insurrection in Daghestan.-The inaction of the
Russian armies in Asia is explained by an official
despatch from St. Petersburg announcing that an
insurrection broke out in the central districts of
Daghestan about the 12th of September, and gradu-
ally spread until all Central and Southern Daghest-
an. including the coast districts, were involved. On
September 23 and 24, the Russians attacked the
main body of the insurgents, numbering 6,000, and
defeated and dispersed them. It is now believed
that the insurrection will not give further trouble.
Servia and Greece.-A Belgrade despatch reports
an active interchange of communications between
Servia and Greece, the despatch of cannon to the
frontier and other warlike signs.
The Transylvania Conspiracy.-A Vienna despatch
says:-" Many arrests have been made in Transyl-
vania. Much sensation has been caused in Pesth by
M. Helfy, a well known member of the Diet. being
placed under police surveillance for connection with
the recently discovered plot.'"
Poles Arrested.-A number of Poles have beeu ar-
rested for connection with the recent conspiracy.
The fact that arms have been seized at various rail-
way stations in Austria has produced a great sen-
sation, as it seems to indicate that some attempt was
intended in the direction of Poland as well as Rou-
End of the Turkish Raid.-A Bucharest despatch
says :-" The Turks abandoned Kalarosch on the ap-
proach of the Russians. This movement across the
Danube was evidently intended to assist the Tran-
sylvania conspirators in their contemplated raid on
the Roumanian railroads."
Concessions to Humanity.-The Porte has consent-
ed to allow the passage of timber across the Danube
for the construction of huts for the Russian wound-
ed. Russia has offered to clear the obstructions
from the mouth of the Danube if the neutral powers
will guarantee to prevent the entrance of Turkish
men of-war during the present war.
Victims of the War.-Around Tirnova fifty refu-
gees are dying daily from typhus fever. 400
Abehasian prisoners have been killed in a railway
accident between Woronesch and Nostoff on the
Dor. The Geshoffs have arrived at Constantinople.
LONDON, Octr. 5.-Moukhtar Pasha telegraphs
to Constantinople a long account of Wednesday's
battle, which appears to have been indecisive. He
says his outposts withdrew from Great Kanilar,
which is probably the position the capture of which
by General Melikoff was described in a special from
Karajal yesterday. The Russian attacks on Little
Kanilar and Kizil-Tepe were unsuccessful.
A Drawn Battle.-On the right, the Turks being
threatened by six battalions, assumed the offensive
They stormed Gladi-Dagh, and after five hours'
fighting pursued the Russians to Arpatchai. Night
stopped the conflict. Both sides maintained their
positions. Moukhtar Pasha estimates the Russian
loss at 5,000. The Turkish loss is unknown. Fazli
Pasha was wounded
Monkhtar does not claim a victory.-There was no
fighting on Thursday, except near Karajal, of which
the despatch gives no details. The rumour that two
Russian Generals were killed is unfounded. The
Porte, in a despatch to its representatives abroad,
claims that Moukhtar gained an overwhelming vic-
Ruetchuk suffers another shelling.-A renewed
bombardment by the Russian batteries at Giurgevo
has inflicted enormous damage upon the town of
Rustehuk. A great proportion of the houses are in
utter ruins. Only a few remain entire. The en-
trenchments however are intact. The health of the
garrison and inhabitants is good and the casualties
Roumanian Militia.-A Belgrade despatch says :-
"The Roumanian militia have been ordered to as-
semble by the 8th instant."
En Route to the Front.-It is announced from
Constantinople that Suleiman Pasha has arrived at
Germany and Turkish 3assacres.-Trusty reports
from Berlin state that by Emperor William's special
orders a note has been sent to Constantinople, very
earnestly urging that the principles of humanity shall
be no longer violated. The note does not exactly
threaten the Turks, but leaves, no doubt of the high
indignation felt, and that the German Government
does not intend silently and indifferently to look on.
Campaign over in Montenegro.-The Vienna Tag-
blatt has a Cettinje despatch, saying:-" The Prince
of Montenegro has decided to consider this year's
campaign terminated with the occupation of the
district of Banjani. The Prince had written the
Czar that he had succeeded in obtaining his princi-
pal object-namely, the deliverance of the population
of Upper Herzegovina, and did not intend to go be-
yond the Banjani country. The Prince concluded
with a request that the Czar would, in the event of
the conclusion of peace, use his efforts to bring about
the incorporation of the district of Banjani into
LATER BY CANIMA."
LOnDON, October 10.-The Agence Russe issues
the following statement:- As certain journals, and
even Turkish newspapers, persist in speaking of
mediation, and of preliminary steps taken by Eng-
land and Austria, we persist in declaring that no
idea.of mediation has been entertained, and no at.-
tempt has been made in that direction.
A Reuter telegram from Bucharest states that
General S. Greig, Comptroller General of the Rus-
sian Empire, has unexpectedly arrived at Bucharest
to inspect the accounts of the army contractors.
A Reuter telegram from Berlin denies recent
statements that a crisis is imminent in the Prussian
LONDON, October 11.-The Standard's correspond-
ent with Chevket Pasha's headquarters telegraphs
from Radomirzy, near Plevna, under date of Mon-
day, as follows: -Our army occupies Telische, and
to-day it effected a junction with Osman Pasha,
who took up a position on the heights of Dubnik.
There has been no fighting on our way hither, ex-
cept a trifling cavalry skirmish in the Plain of Lu-
kovitza. The Russians who were encamped there
fled on our approach. We hope to arrive at Plev-
na to-morrow. Reconnaissances in any direction
have failed to discover a single Russian.
The Standard's Bucharest special says:-General
Gourka, with eleven regiments of cavalry and
eight batteries of horse artillery, has started on a
raid to Sofia by way of Tirnova and Selvi. Four
cavalry regiments of the Guard will join him en
The same correspondent says:-In consequence
of the restrictions placed by the Russians on the
movements of correspondents the number of those
with the army before Plevna has been reduced from
sixty to two, several English and Russian correspon-
dents having recently been ordered to quit. The fact
is the authorities are endeavoring to keep the state
of the army secret. Eye witnesses tell me that the
soldiers in the present severe weather are lying on
the bare earth. The hospitals are choked with
wounded, and the sick pass the Dannbe by the
thousand cart loads at a time.
The Daily ?Yews's Bucharest correspondent says
he hears on good authority that until further or-
ders no correspondents will be allowed with the
Russians before Plevna. He also says it is expect-
ed that General Zimmerman's army will shortly
assume the offensive.
The Daily News Karajal correspondent confirms
the report that Moukhtar Pasha had evacuated
Kizil-Tepe and Soubaton, retiring to the summit of
the Aladja-Dagh. The correspondent says this
movement was necessitated by Moukhtar's having
lost 8,000 men during the battles of October 2d and
3d. The Russians occupied the positions evacuated
by the Turks. A later telegram, however, states
that the Russians, on Wednesday, in consequence
of unfavorable weather, retired to the positions
which they occupied previous to the last battle.
Operations, therefore, are postponed. The Rus-
sian loss up to the present is 3,300 men.
The Daily News' Galatz special says a passenger
vessel from the St. George's mouth of the Danube,
bound for Tulcha, accidentally struck a Russian
torpedo and blew up with all hands. This is possi-
bly the origin of the Standard's report of a naval
The Time's Bucharest special says: General
Hazen, United States military attache, leaves here
on the 11lth for Vienna. He will return and spend
considerable time in Bulgaria when active opera-
tions are resumed."
KARAJAL, October 10.-A Russian official des-
patch dated yesterday, says; In consequence of
the occupation of new positions by our troops in
the recent operations the enemy last night aban-
doned most of his positions, including Kizil Tepe,
and began retreating. We pursued him, and dur-
ing the night occupied the line of Chadschivali,
Sarbatan and Kulwerdan.
The Indian Famine-Improving Prospects.-LON-
DON, October 10.-The Lord Mayor of London yes-
terday received a telegram from Madras stating
that the prospect in that presidency is improving.
If the Northwest monsoon prove good the famine
will end in four months, but until the end of that
period relief will be necessary. The prospects in
the northwest have so much improved that the
scheme of railways and other works for relief has
been abandoned. rhe subscriptions at the Man-
sion House Ifor the sufferers by the famine amount
FRANCE.-PARis, Oct. 10O.-The Due de Brog-
lie speaking at a meeting of the Conservative Com-
mittee defended the Government from the charge
of clericalism. The real issue, he said, was Conser-
vatism or radicalism-MacMahon or Gambetta.
M. Gambetta wore a mask, sheltering himself, first
behind Thiers and then behind Grevy. He dread-
ed M. Gambetta's succession to the presidency,
which might ensue should they desert President
MacMahon who had no desire to destroy the Re-
THE VERY LATEST.
LONDON, Oct. 11.-The latest advices are to the ef-
fect that the Russians have retired from their old posi-
tions at Plevna. The participation of Servia in the
struggle is, in the light of recent events, deemed inev-
TUESDAY'S BATTLE.-LONDON, Oct. 11.-A Renter
telegram from Kars, dated Wednesday noon, says :-
A battle was fought yesterday near Aladja Dagh, last-
ing from midday until six o'clock in the evening. The
losses were heavy on both sides. Movements are dis-
cernible this morning in the Russian camp which seem
to indicate a renewal of the fighting.
[NoTE.-The Daily News correspondent, telegraph-
ing on Wednesday from the Russian camp, said the
Russians had retired to the positions occupied before
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 11.-The Turkish War Office I
confirms the report of the junction of Chefket Pasha
with Osman Pasha, and the entry of reinforcements and
supplies into Plevna.
London Qaadruple Execution-The Hanging of Two
Men and Two Women.
LONDON, Oct. 11.-The greatest excitement reigns
here with respect to the execution next Tuesday of
Louis Adolphus Edmund Staunton, Patrick Llewellyn
Staunton, Elizabeth Ann Staunton, the wife of Patrick,
and Alice Rhodes, for the wilful murder of Harriet
Staunton, the wife of Louis Staunton.
The papers are full of discussions on the subject of
capital punishment. Eloquent letters have been writ-
ten demanding commutation or pardon. The general
impression is that the government will commute
the sentence of the four prisoners to imprisonment for
life, although up to the present moment nothing isposi-
tively known of an official case.
Charles Reade, the well-known author, has written
a powerful appeal, asking that the extreme penalty of
the law be not enforced on the two men and two women
in question, although they had been found guilty by the
Court of murder in the Central Criminal Court.
ST. GEORGE'S BOAT CLUB REGATTA.
On Thursday, September 27th, the Shores around
the Harbour of St. Georges were lined with spec-
tators to witness the Regatta of the above named
Club. The 1st race, viz., two-masted skiffs, was won
by the "Lavonia" the "Cambria" having met with
an accident which would not allow her to go the last
time to windward. The 1st Class Dingy Race was
contested on Monday, October 1st, and resulted in I
favor of the celebrated Dingy "Royal Alfred." The
2nd Class Dingy Race was won by the "Cecilia."
The following is a List of the Races:-
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THE CUNARD LINE.-Orders have been given for the
construction of several new steamships for the Cunard
line. Messrs. Thomson, of Glasgow, have been en-
trusted with the building of three. The first of the
series will be a steamship of 5000 tons for the Atlantic
Service. This vessel is to be called the Gallia. She
will be the largest and most powerful steamship yet
built for the Cunard Service.-,Shipping and Mercan-
tile Gazette, September 12.
TERRIFIC HURRICANE IN CURACAO.
Partial Inundation of the Island-Considerable Loss
of Life-Immense Damage to Property-Thousands
Homeless and Destitute.
(Boletin-lmparcial, No. 1.) Septr. 26.
On Saturday last the barometer announced a
strong gale, but no one supposed it to be an augury
of a hurricane.
On the night of that day, at 11 o'clock, it began to
blow a strong north wind, which with some varia-
tions in its direction, continued increasing up to 9
o'clock on Sunday morning, at which hour the sea
began to make its first furious attacks. At the same
time it rained heavily.
From 9 to 11 o'clock, a.m. the inundation was
terrible, immense waves invaded Pitermaay; the
houses breaking away from their stone foundations
were carried off by the infuriated waves and the
strong wind which blew.
These hours were the most afflicting and horrible.
It is fearful to relate the spectacle which the entire
town, especially Pitermaay, presented. Children,
aged and destitute persons, the sick, the infirm, all
rushed about frightened and despaired, imploring
mercy and clemency from the heavens to calm the
loosened elements. They sought refuge in the yards
and in the raised parts of the town, as at every mo-
ment the gale increased, and the entire land of Cur-
acao seemed on the eve of being lost in the immen-
sity of the Carribean sea
At every moment fresh waves assailed the houses
that were yet standing, being seemingly bent on
their destruction. The debris accompanying the
waves was thrown high on the land, and dashing
against the buildings which had not yet succumbed
accelerated greatly in their ruin.
The scene of desolation is indescribable: to at-
tempt it would be an impossible task. The furies of
hell seem to have conspired to decimate and des-
troy an entire population; to convert it into a pile
At Pitermaay the destruction of property is incal-
culable; happily the loss of life is small when com-
pared with the magnitude of the catastrophe. Up
to now we have been informed of from 15 to 17 per-
It was not until 4 o'clock of Sunday afternoon
that the sea and the wind began to calm
At 5 o'clock p.m. the appearance of Pitermaay
was that of a city in ruins Everywhere disaster
and desolation; everywhere ruins ,nd fragments;
cries and lamentations only are heard, aud implora-
tions for divine mercy are offered
The principal theatre of the misfortune has been
Pitermany ; the other districts of the town have not
suffered so much. After Petermaay, Otrabanda is
the district which has suffered most. The house of
Mr. Manuel Perez is unroofed; other houses are
also damaged to a greater or less degree.
The losses in the country have been considerable.
We are not yet in possession of sufficient details,
but we are assured that many houses have been
destroyed; the trees uprooted ; and the greater part
of the animals have perished .
In the Bay the brigt. Condor," of the firm of
Jesurun & Zoon. was sunk ; the schooners "Juliet"
and Sarah," of the same firm, were driven, by the,
wind, out of the l-arbour, as also the schooner
Flora." The schooner Midas" has been des-
patched in search of these vessels, but as yet there
is no news of them.
Many lighters, boats and small craft were entirely
A number of families are completely ruined, and
are now without more than one piece of clothing to
cover themselves with, and this even in a deplorable
It is not possible even to approximate the value of
the losses. In order to form an idea of the vio-
lence of the sea and the Wind it suffices only to say
that a part of the fort Waterfort was destroyed and
seven cannons of a calibre of 60, more or less, en-
Many houses of Pitermaay have been so com-
pletely destroyed, as to make it now difficult to find
out where they once stood. Others are in a deplo-
The houses which have been entirely destroyed
are, among others, all those situated from las Tres
Cabezas to that occupied by the widow of Daniel C.
In general all the houses situated on the border of
the sea, in Petermany, suffered considerably ; some
entirely ruined and others sufficiently damaged to-
wards the sea
The two markets have disappeared ; the but-
cher's entirely, and of the vegetable and fruit mar-
ket there is scarcely a wall left standing.
There are many families without shelter, who
have been already living three days in different
houses, where they are charitably lodged. .
Yesterday the Thetis" entered our port dis-
masted, and the man-of-war "Cornelius Dirks" in a
deplorable state; both vessels encountered the
storm some distance from Caracao
Bonaire has also suffered exceedingly. The ship-
ping anchored in the harbor was blown out. There
is no time for details.
(Sept. 27.-Boletin No. 2.)
A boat, manned by sailors belonging to an Am-
erican schooner which was loading salt at Bonaire,
entered this harbour yesterday, the wind having
driven the schooner from her anchorage, and strand-
ed her on Curazao Chico.
From a correspondent of the nImparcial we learn
further that "Losses are about three millions (flor-
ins) in value of all descriptions; about fifteen or
twenty human victims; about one hundred sick,
a great many families without shelter, without bread
and without clothing, and about seven hundred to
one thousand metres of land covered with ruins,
without counting the buildings partially damaged-'
this is the picture which presents itself to my view
to-day the 24th September, 1877, a day which, with
the two preceding, form an epoch in the history of
of the colony."
From the New York Herald, October 4.
THE bTORM IN THIS CITY AND VICINITY.
The rain which has so anxiously been expected came
yesterday with a vengeance, and the watersheds of
Westchester and Long Island, from which this city and
Brooklyn draw their supplies of the lite-giving fluid,
were more than supplied, so that all fears of a water
famine are now removed. During the afternoon the
drizzle did not deter the fair sex from their annual
pilgrimage to the prominent dry goods stores which
had advertised "openings."
As night drew on, however, and the wind rose and
the rain Jell with increasing force, pedestrians were
reduced in numbers, until the fierceness of the storm
compelled all to remain indoors but those whose busi-
ness would not allow them that privilege. The streets
became foaming torrents, and wherever the culverts
had not been recently cleaned a flood was the result,
crosswalks and pavement disappearing beneath the
Along West and South streets the high tide in con-
junction with the heavy rain flooded the cellars, the
merchants as far back as Greenwich and Washington
streets on the West side, and up to Front on the East
side losing considerable on the stock stored therein.
Traffic on the street railroads was impeded, and the
hack drivers, in despair, withdrew from their stands
out of consideration for their live stock.
The shipping along the river, so far as known, did
not sustain much damage beyond chafing against the
docks from the roughness of the water, but the Jerry-
boats found much difficulty in making their crossings,
so violent were the wind and water. In the suburbs
the storm blockaded business and travel, and people
who reached home before it had attained its height
felt happy in the thought of what they had escaped.
The night mail trains were all delayed for two or three
hours, especially those from the South and West, and,
no doubt, the morning will teem with disasters from
the flood of the night.
The heavy rain and high tide caused considerable
trouble in Williamsburg. On North Second street,
between Eight street and Union avenue, the water was
so deep that it reached the top of the seats in the
street cars. In the regions bordering on South Fourth
street, from Fifth to Union avenue, all the cellars and
a number of first floors were flooded, while the locality
known as the Swamp," including the upper sections
of the Nineteenth and Sixteenth wards, were also laid
under water, demonstrating clearly the absolute ne-
cessity of the storm sewers that have been asked for
so strenuously during the past two years.
The Locust Hill Oil Works, at North Tenth and Fifth
streets, Williamsburg, caught fire at nine o'clock last
night. The works are situated upon Bushwick Creek,
which has been flooded for several days with heavy
tides. Last night the yard was overflown and also the
cellar in which the furnaces are kept. The immediate
cause of the conflagration was the ignition of oil
floating upon the surface of the water at the timrs the
furnaces were put out by the overflow. The blaze
spread to the fires under the stills and then to the
filling house. Despite the persistent efforts of the
firemen the large tanks were ablaze at Il o'clock.
The damage will probably reach $15,000. The amount
of insurance could not be ascertained, as it was impose.
sible to find either Mr. Hogg or Mr. O'Donnell, the
proprietors, in the storm,
A NEW AND TERRIBLE WEAPON.
From the Newport R. I. News.
Captain William Gardner gave an exhibition of a
new arm of his invention to the officers of the Uni-
ted States Navy stationed at the Torpedo station
yesterday. This arm is not to be confounded with
other inventions of Captain Gardner which have
been seen or heard of by the public but is his la-
test, just completed and now for the first time seen
by any other than himself and workmen. This arm
has produced a marked sensation among the officers
and other gentlemen present, among whom were
several distinguished foreigners. Among the offi-
cers present at the exhibition were Captain K. R.
Breeze, commanding torpedo station : Captain Self-
ridge, Captain Norton and Captain Bunceo, all of the
navy. The unanimous expression of the gentlemen
present was that this weapon combined all the good
qualities of other arms yet devised, and in addition,
possessed qualities never before presented; that
for practical rapidity of fire, range and precision it
was unsurpassed, while for lightness, simplicity,
strength, durability, accessibility of its working
parts, ease of manipulation and capability of long
continued use in action it was marvellous.
That the reader may fully realize what a wonder
this invention is, we will ask him to conceive a lit-
tle instrument, about the size of an ordinary mus-
ket, easily carried on a man's shoulder, as destruc-
tive as the Gatling gun, more so than the French
mitrailleuse, and equal to three field cannon when
firing grape and canister.
In reply to a question as to what the special ad-
vantages of this gun are over other firearms now in
use, the inventor replied :-" Considerable actual
service, a long time spent in Europe carefully
studying on the mitrailleuse and the Gatling gun,
their uses and defects, and much experience in in-
venting other arms convinced me the ideal firearm
was yet to be invented. The liability of these arms
to be most of the time out of order,, their weight
their derangement by transportation, the complica-
ted and frail nature of their mechanism, their
clogging by corrosion and their many other defects,
encouraged me to attempt the invention of this wea-
pon. The problem was to produce an arm of equal or
greater efficiency, of much greater strength and du-
rability, not at all liable to be deranged by mois-
ture, dust or long continued firing, easily compre-
hended and manipulated by the common soldier,
and next to impossible to get out of order even when
exposed to the roughest usage of actual service. In
one word, I aimed at efficiency, strength and light-
ness." The gun has but one barrel, which is about
three times as strong as those ordinarily used for
similar calibre. The mechanism is all contained in
a little brass box attached to the rear end of the
barrel, the dimensions of which are but thirteen in-
ches in length, five in depth and two and a half in
thickne s. In addition to these there is a little
crank at the side of the box, by which the powder
is applied, and a hopper on top, from which an in-
exhaustible supply of cartridges is kept up. Two
men of less than ordinary intelligence can maintain
a continuous fire at the rate of 200 shots per minute
for any length of time without fear of fouling or
derangement of parts by heat or otherwise. The
manipulation is so easy that the crank may be
turned continuously by the little finger. The ar-
rangement for supplying cartridges is so effective
that one man can supply them faster than they can
be fired. The gun can be fired equally well at an
elevation of forty-five degress, and at a depression
of forty-five degrees, and also when tilted sideways
at almost any angle, advantages which no other
Mr. Gardner has devised means of transportation
for every contingency of land service, both for the
gun and the necessary ammunition; also suitable
mountings for every form of land and sea service.
He has also given tactics for its use which were ex-
plained by him, but no opportunity was offered to
illustrate them. Ths gun, weighing but about for-
ty pounds, and having fewer pieces than a Ream-
ington rifle, and being about the size of an ordin-
ary musket, its performances strike the observer
with amazement and justify one in the belief that
it will work a revolution in modern warfare.
DISEASE IN THE SUGAR CANE IN QUEENSLAND.-
A disease has made its appearance among the sugar
canes in Queensland which shews itself in red spots
like oxide of iron on the stems of the plants.
These red spots are not however the cause but the
consequence of a disease which makes itself serious.
ly felt in a diminished yield of saccharine matter.
The canes lack stamina. The climate and soil being
well adapted for the cultivation of the cane the con.
olusion has been arrived at that the productive
powers of the soil has been overtasked-in other
words the land has been exhausted by the system
of cultivation adopted.
ANOTHER SUBMARINE TUNNEL.-According to
report, the Spaniards will try their skill in "' mor-
tising the globe," or plainly, they will attempt a
submarine tunnel on a respectably large scale.
The projected road is under the Straits of Gibral-
tar from Algesiras in Spain to a point near Ceuta
on th3 African side. The direct distance between
those two places is scarcely eight miles, but the
great depth of water will render it necessary to
open the tunnel quite far inland in order to secure
the grade of one in the one hundred. Engineers
think the work could be completed at a cost of
four millions pounds sterling.
ANOTHER SWIMMER ACROSS THE ENGLISH CHANNEL.-
On August 20th, Professor W. Cavill, for the second
time. made a start from Cape Grisnez, on the French
side, and swam all night accompanied by a lugger and
and a rowboat to show him the course. After he had
thus proceeded for twelve hours he arrived to within
50 yards of the English shore, and was then taken by
the lugger, not because there was the least doubt of
his being able to complete the journey, but on account
of the character of the coast,, which was dangerous and
rocky at this point. When taken up into the lugger
he was!about a mile to the east of the South Foreland