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BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 47.-Vol. L. STATE SUPER VAS ANTIQUAS. 24s per Ann
ffamilton. Bermuda, Tuesday, .'Vowmber 20, 1877.
TENDERS will be received at the
COLONIAL SURVEYOR'S OFFICE, until
The 22nd Instant,
From persons desirous of Tender-
ing for any of the undermentioned Work,
1.-Widening and Improving the Public Road
at the Western approach to the Town of
HJamilton (between the property of Wm.
Bluck, Esqr., on the East and the House oc-
cupied by Julius Wood, on the West.)
2.-Constructing.Retaining and Guard Walls on
Southern side of Road on the property of
Wm. Barr, Esq., (about 100 feet in length
and 13 feet in height.)
3.-Constructing Guard Wall on Northern
side of Road (between the property of Win.
Barr, Esqr., and the House occupied by Ju-
lius Wood, about 100 yards in length and
one yard in height.)
PUBLIC OFFICES, HAMILTON.
4.-Colouring Walls and Lime Washing the
Roofs of all the Buildings within the grounds
(Roofs to have two coats) of Lime Wash and
all cracks to be pointed with Portland Ce-
ment Mortar before Washing, the Stables
and Water Closets to be Lime Washed inside,
5.-Colouring Walls and Lime Washing the
Roof of all the Buildings within the grounds
(Roof to have two coats) and all cracks to
be pointed with Portland Cement Mortar
before Washing, the Stables, Carriage House
and water Closets to be Lime Washed in-
side, one coat, Boundary Walls to have one
coat of Cement Wash.
POST AND TELEGRAPH OFFICES.
6.-Colouring Walls and Lime Washing the.
Roof of the Post Office and Tower (Roof to I
have two coats) all Cracks to be well raked
out and pointed with Portland Cement
Mortar before Washing; the Rooms and
Passage inside to be Lime Washed one coat,
and Plaster of Ceiling repaired where re-
quired, also the Ceiling of Tower and Ve-
7.-Floor of Veranda about 12 feet square to
be broken up, and Concrete filled in to bring
the Floor up to its proper level, and Plastered
with Portland Cement Mortar well rendered
and floated until set to a hard surface.
8.--Colouring Walls and Lime Washing Roofs
of Gaol and Gaoler's Quarters, Lime Wash-
ing inside of Gaoler's Quarters, one coat,
(Roof to have two coats.)
9.--External Painting of all Wood Work to
Gaol and Gaoler's Quarters, two coats of
such colours as shall be directed.
OLD LUNATIC HOSPITAL.
10.-Colouring Walls and Lime ,Washing the
Roofs of all the Buildings and Water Tanks
(Roofs to have two coats.)
11.-Providing Furniture for the use of the in-
mates of the Lunatic Asylum, Viz.:
4 Bureaus, common ,
4 Mirrors "
4 Washing Stands "
12 Wooden Chairs strong
1 Chapel Bench, capable of seating 6 persons.
1 Deal Book Case, glass doors, hung with 3
inch brass butt hinges and secured with 3
inch brass Cupboard Lock and two 6 inch
brass flushbolts (size 7' 0" x 5' 0" x 1' 1" and
varnished with best Copal varnish.
The Contractor to find all materials, which
are to be of the best quality, of their several
The Colonial Surveyor does not bind him-
self to accept the lowest or any tender.
Plans and specifications and all further in-
formation can be obtained on application at
the Colonial Surveyor's Office.
9th November, 1877.
TENDERS will be received at the
COLONIAL SURvEYOR's OFFICE, until
THURSDAY, the 22nd
From Persons desirous of tendering
for the Purchase of the old
Building MelI TI, faI, L
OF TWO COTTAGES
at the Western approach to Hamilton, where
the Public Road is about to be widened. The
Contractor will be required to take down the
Walls of the Cottages and remove the whole
of the Materials, at his own expense.
S. Colonial Surveyor.
Wanted immediately, a good
TERMS-25s. per month.
Apply to DR. II RE, Watlington House,"
Novr. 13, 1877,
Has been favored with instructions
T 0 I F t aL,
AT MOUNT 1 L"AT !SAB.ANTq
The Residence of
Colonel .V. S everssol,
Commanding 87th (R. I. F.) Regt.,
Two Day's after the arrival of the
Triee Whole of his Houseihold
,op Du.' ,y.
Consisting in part of:
1 SUITE of FURNITURE (10
Pieces), Walnut and Green Repp
2 Round TABLES (Portable)
2 Basket CHAIRS SOFA
1 Large Mantle MIRROR
Mantle ORNAMENTS PICTURES
CURTAINS (Muslin lined)
Family Portrait Picture FRAMES
LAMPS India MATTING
And an Excellent PIANO (nearly new, manu-
factured expressly for a hot climate), if
not previously sold, &c.
DINING TABLE (Mahogany)
Dinner SERVICE (Pink and White)
8 CHAIRS GLASS CLOCK
2 FILTERS Table COVERS
1 Complete Set LAWN TENNIS
1 Writing TABLE, with Side
Drawers, (Convenient size.)
IRON BEDSTEAD BEDDING
Dressing TABLE Looking GLASS
CURTAINS Wash STAND
BATHS (Wood and Tin) Mosquito NET
Arm CHAIR Basket CHAIR CLOCK
SAFE (Large and in good order)
PICTURES Dish COVERS TRAYS
And such other Articles as may appear on
day of Sale.
W. T. ROBERTS,
St. Georges, Oct. 27, 1877.
WILL BE SOLD,
At the Residence of
J. G.* fG? S0 e ,
Captain 87th (R. I. F.) Regiment,
On the CUT ROAD, St. Georges,
The Day following the Sale of
Col. Stevenson's Furniture,
AT 12 O'CLOCK, NOON,
Consisting, as usual, of
Drawing Room, )ining Room, and
A RM CHAIRS Easy CHAIRS
Cane-seated C H A I RS
Rocking CHAIR TABLES
Window CURTAINS BRACKETS
Portable CHAIR & TABLE BEDSTEADS
MATTRESSES (hair) large and small
WARDROBE, Large Dressing TABLES
Chamber SET (Tin) very handsome
Do. DO., Earthenware Water CANS
2 Children's COTS (Iron and Wood)
Chest of DRAWERS (Mahogany)
Child's CHAIR (Dining Room)
Looking GLASSES (large and small)
Mosquito CURTAINS Toilet COVERS
Curtain POLES (Brass Rings and Gilt)
Dinner SET (White with Blue edge)
Breakfast SET Tea SET
KNIVES (large and small) DECANTERS
TUM1;BLERIS Wine GLASSES
3 Glass Fruit STANDS Salts CRUET
JARS (large) WEIGHTS and SCALES
Kitchen UTENSILS, nearly new
Garden TOOLS, &c., &c., &c.
And a TWIN PERAMBULATOR,
W. T. ROBERTS,
St. Georges, 3rd November, 1877.
afe, .fe, an'" Safety.
,E T. CHILD, Sole Agent for
Bermuda, for MosLERs' SAFE & LocK
Co. Call and see Price list and Patterns at his
TO BE SOLD,
Su litc 2uttou,
Upon the Premises in Sandys Parish
At 12 o'clock
The 21st instant,
Under and by virtue of sundry VWrits of Execu-
tion issued from the Court of General Assize
against JOHN BEATON,
C 7717IT C
*.t % Sff 0
9 ANE Seat CHAIRS
5 TABLES 1 COMMODE
1 Clothes HORSE 2 CLOCKS
1 Chest DRAWERS 1 Cedar Chest
1 Work Box 1 Looking Glass 1 Washstand
1 Rocking Chair 1 Sofa 2 Arm Chairs
2 Pictures 1 Book. Rack
1 BEDSTEAD 1 Feather BED
2 Feather Pillows 1 Feather Bolster
3 LAMPS 1 SAFE 2 Pine Tables
2 Plate Racks 2 Tubs 1 Watering Pot
1 Corn MILL 1 Tea Kettle
1 Baking Iron 3 Pots 3 Saucepans
1 Ladder 1 Axe 1 Tray
1 Set SCALES 1 GOAT
And a Lot Farming TOOLS.
JOHN I1. TROT'()T
Pro. Mar. Genl.
November 5th, 1877.
She d(ay following
That on which thel !I SI' 1 l() FURNI-
TURE of Capt. J. G ANDERSON, R.I.F.,
will be sold, (see Adverti-ement in pre-
vious column of this Gazette)
I HAVE BEEN INS'k;- "'TEl) TO SELL
BY PI -C TJ'
At the Residence of
Lieut. A U,'? V ,
Government Hill, in this Town,
At 12 o'clock, Noon,
THE WHOLE OF His HOUSEHOLD
Consisting as usual of
Drawing IRoom, Bedroom, Dining
Room and Kitchen Furniture and Utensils,
&c., &c., &c.
"'ll ElE FFECTSF
Of the Late
And Stable UT29STLS,
(LOTHING, (Pl-iforms, White Summer,
'Plain.) LINEN BEDDING
Prismatic COMPASS Opera GLASSES
Fencing KIT BOOKS TABLES
&c,, &c., &e.
W. T. ROBERTS,
St. Georges, 10th Nov., 1877.
Prepare isl TiM.
IjHIIE Subscriber with a view to any unpleas-
antness and to prevent disappointment in
obtaining Onion eed from his Establishment,
requests all persons to call andenrol their names
whether they be old customers or new. The
List is now opened and the subscriber would be
glad of an early call so as to perfect his arrange-
The Subscriber does not wish any one whose
name has been put down to be disappointed this
year in obtaining Onion Seed which has always
proved itself so reliable.
C. H. ROBINSON,
45 Front Street.
Hamilton, 13th Novr. 1877.-3
Double one, licversable Seat, and in good
condition ; built by DEWOLFE of Halifax, N S.
Apply for reference at the Stationery Itore
adjoining "Royal Gazette" Office.
October 30, 1877.
S L D,
By Public Auction,
UPON T IE PR DEMISE ,
In the Town of St. George,
At 12 o'clock
The 28th instant,
Under and by virtue of sundry Writs of Execu-
tion issued fiom the Court-of General Assize
against THOMAS PEACOCK PERKIY and
MARY FRAN-CES PERRY,
The Whole of their
5 household Furniture,
0 (eK[NGNG iGLXL S 1 Stag's Horn
S AI I Umbrella Stand 3 Door Mats
I Glass Shade 2 Sofas
I Lounging Chair 1 Small Round Table
I Centre TABLE (.l arble Top)
I Piano Stool 5 Oil Paintings
3 ENGI RAVINGS on Glass
1 MODEL of a Schooner (in Glass Case)
I Arm Chair I Camp Stool 1 Sofa
1 Sideboard i Butler's Tray and Stand
1 Small Table 1 Water Filteicr
I (lock I Pair Stag's I orns
1 Mahogany Liquor STANI)
1 Mahogany Dining TABL!',
3 Cane Seat Chairs
3 Mahogany Chairs (Hair-seat)
4 Pictures on Glass
1 Small Picture (Cardinal Wolsey)
I Billiard Sign 9 Champagne Glasses
7 Custard Glasses 9 eceanters
1 Pair Fire Tongs and Shovel
I Cruet Stand I Spring Hell
4 Metal lDish Covers 4 Vegetable Dishes
5 Flat D)ishes 9 Dinner and 6 Soup Plates
3 Bowls 8 Cups and Saucers
2 Glass salt Cells Sauce Bowl and Tin
2 Glass Plates 1 Double Kerosene STOVE
4 Table and 3 Dessert Forks
I Pair Carvers 13 Metal Dinner Spoons
7 Dessert and S Tea Spoons
6 Table and 8 Dessert Fo.ks
3 Kerosene Lamps and 1 Funnel
I Cruet Stand and Egg Beater
I Cedar and 3 Pine TABLES and 1 Meat Safe
No. I Bedrooim
I k MALL Iron BEDSTEA1)
I Hair I Flock Mattress
2 Feather Pillows
I Small Chest DRAWERS and Towel Horse
1 Looking Glass 1 Small Dressing Table
Blanket Counterpane and Carpet
1 Rocking Chair 1 Cane Seat Chair
1 Tin Water Kettle
No. 2 Bedro'Im.
t ~/, ODEN BED)STEAD)
I vI 1 Stra v and I Feather BED
I Feather Bolster and Pillow
I Blanket and Counterpane
I Chest DRAWERS (with Mirror attached)
I Washstand Towel horse Cane Seat Chair
No. 3 Bedroomn
1 AIR, 1 Flock and 1 Straw Mattress
Chest Drawers with Glass attached
2 Washstands 1 Picture 1 Towvel Horse
No. 4 Bedroom.
1 Sea CHEST and LAMP
No. 5 iedslroom
AIIOGkNY Four-Post BEDSTE.EAD
I I Cotton Cold Mattress and Feather
Bed I Washstand I Commode
I Mosquito Net I Looking Glass
I Cane Seat Chair Clothes Press
I Tin Bath Tub
1 American Cooking STOVE
2 Iron Kettles 2 Do. Saucepans
1 Deal Table, and other articles for Kitchen use.
J. H. TROTT,
Pro. Mar. Genl.
November 12th, 1877.
0| Rose Cottage,
Completely furnished, with Out-
houses, Stables and Coach I louse, convenient-
ly situated and being in the Township of St.
Georges, in its own grounds.
Immediate possession given.
W. T. ROBERTS,
St. Georges, 12th November, 1877.
SH E Undersigned having re-
ceived a Patent CHIIMNEY SWVEE-
ING M\ACHIINE from New York, is prepared
At Moderate Rates in any part of the Island.
Hamilton, April 2nd, 1877.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
NOVEMBER 9, 1877.
THE following Acts have been passed by the
i Legislature of Bermuda, during the pres-
ent Session, viz. :-
No. 13.-An Act to provide for the Salaries of
the Light House Establishments.
14-An Act for the Regulation of Lighthouses.
15-An Act to cure certain defects in the Laws
relating to the jurisdiction of the Justices
of the Peace.
16-An Act to continue An Act entitled "An
Act in addition to the Clergy Act, 1869."
(In force to December 31, 1882.)
17-An Act to provide for maintaining Steam,
Communication between these Islands and
(In force to December 31, 1883.)
18-An Act to provide for the Survey of Ships
prior to Registration.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
9TH NOVEMBER, 1877.
TENDERS will be received at
the CAPTAIN-IN-CHARGE'S Office, up to
Noon of the 22nd inst.,
For the Building of
^ 2 Cedar Boats,
Viz., LAUNCH and CUTTER,
For work of a heavy nature and general ser-
vice of the Yard.
The necessary Specifications for these Boats
can be seen, and all other particulars obtained
on application at the Master Shipwright's Of-
The CAPTAIN-IN-CIARGE does not bind
himself to accept the lowest or any other Ten-
LEVESON E. H. SOMERSET,
Captain-in- Charge of
TENDERS will be received at the
COLONIAL SURVEYOR'S OFFICE, until
THURSDAY the 29th
From Persons desirous of repairing
and improving the
On St. David's Island.
Parties tendering are requested to state the
price per yard lineal.
The COLONIAL SURVEYOR does not bind
himself to accept the lowest or any tender.
A Specification and all further information
can be obtained on application at the Colonial
TO BE SOLD,
r to the embarkation of the 87th Royal
GLASS UTENSILS, &c., &c., &c.
Property of the OFFICERS' MESS of the
If not previously disposed of,
A powerful Grey
And a light Halifax
Harness, Saddlery, c.,
Complete and in good condition,
Property of the Officers 87th R. I. F.
For further information apply to
F. J. TODD,
Mess President, 87th R.I.F.
Novr. 5, 1877.
A LIBERAL REWARD willbe
given for the Conviction of the Person or
Persons that broke into my Store (near the
Ferry) on the night of the 3rd inst. This being
the second time during the past 3 months-and
also give notice that any Person or Persons
found TRESPASSING on the Premises after
this date will be punished according to Law.
6.omerset, November 9, 1877.
"ERMiTDA BOYAL GAZETTh.
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
e: We have been requested to say that LADY
LAFFAN will be at AT HOME this week on Friday
and Saturday from 3 o'clock to 5.
PROSPECT GARRISON CROQUET CLUB.
Rain. Meet of the above at 3'30 this day. Band of 46th
will be in attendance.
Inch. M h PROGRAMME.
Inc"' March........................Hercules.................. Gurtuer.
Overture............ Fra Diavola .............Auber.
-- Waltz....................Spring Flowers.............Bosquet.
Selection ................... Nabucco ................Verdi.
0"03 Galop.................... ings of Love........... Meyder.
0'00 GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
METEOROLOGICAL NOTE.-On the morninZ of the
15th the reading of the barometer was unusually high,
higher indeed than at any period during the year, viz.,
30-513. From the 15th the barometer gradually de-
clined till the 17th when the weather became squally,
wind E. and S.E. During the night of the 17th there
was a severe gale from the S.E., force of wind compu-
ted at 35 to 40 miles per hour. The gale suddenly
ceased at an early hour on Sunday morning and was
followed by a dead calm, lasting about an hour. This
was succeeded by heavy rain, wind changing to N.W.
The rain suddenly ceased between 4 and 5 a.m., and
there was a second calm duringwhich there was a distinct
shock of earthquake, commencing with a low subter-
ranean rumbling noise gradually increasing in volume,
accompanied by marked vibration sufficient to rattle
loose windows, &c. The noise and vibration resembled
the rolling of a heavily laden wagon along the road.
It lasted from 10 to 15 seconds and gradually died
away. The average force of the wind during the eight-
een hours ending 9 a.m. on the 18th instant, was some-
thing over 16 miles per hour. Total fall of rain in the
24 hours 2-95 inches.
P. M. 0. Office, Prospect, November 19, 1877.
Hamilton, November 20, 1877.
Proceedings of the Legislative
Friday, 16th November, 1877.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
James H. T'rimingham,
t" Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Receiver General,
George Somers Tucker,
Randal Eden Webster, Colonial
The Senior Member present took the Chair.
At 1 o'clock His Excellency attended at the
Council Chamber in conformity to previous notifi-
cation of proroguing the Legislature, and having
taken his seat on the Throne, and the House of
Assembly having been summoned by the Provost
Marshal General to attend there and the House of
Assembly being in attendance there accordingly
His Excellency was pleased to close the Session
with the following Speech :-
[For Speech see accompanying Supplement.]
The senior Member present then, by command of
His Excellency the Governor, declared the present
Colonial Parliament to be prorogued to Monday,
24th December next.
Abstract of the Proceedings oJ the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Friday, 16th November.-A Message from His
Excellency the Governor, Sir R. M. Laffan, K.C.
M. G., by the Provost Marshal General, desir-
ing the attendance of the House at the Council
The House accordingly waited upon His Excel-
lency, when he was pleased to close the Session
with a Speech to the Legislative Council and
House of Assembly:
[For Speech see accompanying Supplement.]
The Senior Member of Her Majesty's Council
present, then by command of His Excellency the
Governor, declared this present Colonial Parliament
prorogued to Monday, the 24th day of December
Nov. 13-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New
York ; cattle, and assorted cargo.--Agents, Trott &
11-Schr. Hound,' Williams, Cuba; 84 hhds. and 10
tierces sugar, to S. Chapman.
Barque Sir G. F. Seymour, Watlington, London;
35 days from the Downs; goods for merchants.-
Agents, J. H. Trimingham & Sons.
Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York; cattle, etc.,
to Trott & Cox.
Brigt. Excelsior, Mayor, New York ; assorted cargo
to S. S. Ingham & Co.
Nov. 13-Brigt. Fleetwood, English, P. E. Island.
15-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York.
17-Brigt. D. W. Hennesy, Hennesy, Cape Breton,.
Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
Nov. 13-R. Mf. Steamer Beta, Shaw, St. '1 homas ;
Mails, etc,-Agent, J. M. Hayward.
Nov. 14-R. M. Steamer Beta, Shaw, Halifax; Mails,
15-Brig Julia Lindley, Howard, From New York,
bound to London, in distress.-John S. Darrell.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, on Tuesday last, from
New York :--Mr. and Mrs. J P. Olive, Mr. and Mrs.
A. Hamilton, Mrs. Sutton, Miss L. F. Patton, Miss
S. A. Young, Captains O. Meyer and W. Meyer, S. A.
Masters, Esqr., .M. C. P., Messrs. H. Hammond, J.
W. B. Whethan, J. Wild, C0, Martin, J. H. Robinson.
2nd Cabin-P. Waters, N. N. Atwood, C. Fifield, J.
Butcher.-Steerage-J. R. Astwood, J. Guns.
In the Excelsior, from New York, Mr. and Mrs.
Isaac J. Smith, Mrs. Jas. Kempe, Miss Kempe, Mr.
White: Messrs. Clarence Jones, Harry Ingham.
In the Sir G. F. Seymour, from London, Mr. and.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, on Thursday last, for
New York :-John Harnett, Esqr., M.C.P., and Mr. H.
W. Lacy.-2nd Cabin, Mrs. A. P. Brown. Mrs. A.West,
Capt. Perry, John F. Doughty, Ellen TMurphy.-Steer-
age, Alfred Caddy, Captain, 1st Officer, and 10 men ex
In the R. M. Steamer Beta for Halifax Mr. and
Mrs. W. Cox and 2 Military Deck Passengers.
The Brig Julia Lindley, Captain Howard, from New
York, bound to London, with naptha and kerosene oil,
out 14 days arrived at St. Georges on the 15th instant,
leaking and much strained. She will discharge and go
on the Marine Slip.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
Heather Bell and Satellite were up at London for
Bermuda, the former to leave on October 31st, the lat-
ter about 15th instant.
Alice C. Dickerman and the Hastia were loading at
Cardiff on 27th iltimo for Bermuda,
H. M. Troopship Simoom, Captain Pasley, left on
Wednesday last, for Barbados, with the detachment of
the 35th Regiment, she brought here from England.
Passenger, Capt. Allatt, 46th Regt.
H. M. S. Eclipse, Captain Erskine, from Halifax,
arrived on Wednesday last. She brought an Eng-
H. M. S. Sirius, Captain G. L. Sullivan, is short-
ly expected from England to join this station.
H. M. Troopship Himalaya, Captain White, from
Portsmouth, calling at Plymouth, arrived on Friday
last, with the 1-19th Regiment and detachments of
the 46th Regiment and Corps, for this command.
The Himalaya brought an English Mail of 1st inst.
The following are the arrivals by the flimalaya:-
2 Drummers, 1 Gunner.
Capt. Heneage; Lieuts. Von Donop, Wood, Rawson.
Lieut.-Colonel B. M. Deane.
Majors, P. D. Vigors, C. Hereford.
Captains, A. M. Handley, R. G. Traill, C. S. Hunt,
Lieuts., J. Jameson, W. G. W. McClintock, H. J.
Charrington, J. H. Eden, R. Phayre, J. R. Vin-
cent, G. H. F. Mathison, IH. P. Northcott, H.
Paymaster, F. 0. S. Openshaw.
Adjutant, A. J. Paterson.
Quartermaster, J- Hedingham.
40 Sergeants. 16 drummers and 634 rank and file.
Capt. and Mrs. Reeves, Lieut. and Mrs. Crozier,
Lieut. Carden, Sub-Lieuts. Hollway and Steele,
Second Lieut. Ireland, and 87 rank and file.
ARMY SERVICE CORPS.-6 Sergeants, 25 rank & file.
ARMY MEDICAL DEPT.-Surgeon Major Connellon.
ARMY HOSPITAL CORPS.-1 Sergeant.
The Himalaya is expected to leave for England on
Friday next. She takes hence eight rank and file of
the Royal Artillery.
The 11th Company Royal Engineers.-Capt. Maud,
Lieuts. A. Speed and Tyler, 6 sergts, 1 Bugler, and
81 rank and file.
46th Regiment.-Captain and Mrs. Grant, Lieut.
MacMullen, and 10 rank and file.
87th Royal Irish Fusiliers.-Colonel Stevenson, 17'
other Officers, 40 sergts., 15 drummers and 546 rank
Army Service Corps.-3 sergeants and 25 rank and
Army Hospital Corps.-1 sergeant and 2 rank and
THE WAR IN TURKEY.
When Mukhtir Pasha retreated with his shattered
army to Kars alter the disastrous fight of the 15th
October, he did not stay there long. He left ten
thousand men to defend that city and went on his way
toward Erzeroum. The Russians were very soon after
him. They tried to get into Kars in a canter, but did
not succeed. Their first attack was repulsed, and
some negotiations begun for the surrender of the place
having fallen through, they left force enough to invest
it and with their main army followed close upon the
defeated Turk. Ishmail succeeded in joining forces
with Mukhtir. He was closely pressed by detach-
ments of Russians and suffered some loss before reach-
ing his commanding officer. The united forces of the
Turks made their stand at Deve-Boyun, near Erze-
roum, where a strong position favored them in resist-
ing the further advance of their enemy. Here the
Russians gave them battle on the 5th instant, and
with the same disastrous result to the Turks as in the
battle three weeks earlier before Kars. Their centre
was broken through and folded up, and the army of Gha-
za Mukhtir was again routed. He retreated towards
Trebizond with his defeated forces, and had to let
Erzeroum take care of itself. The Russians as they
claim, were more fortunate with this city ; the mo-
mentum of their victory carried them into it, and
the capital of Armenia was theirs before defense was
organized or begun. The fall of Kars is now consi.
dered a mere matter of time. The Turks have their
hands so full in Bulgaria that they will not be able to
spare many reinforcements to Mukhtir, and all that he
can get he will need to protect Trebizond and Batoum,
the points in all probability to be next attacked by
the Russians. These are on the Black Sea, and the
Turkish navy will no doubt, assist in their defence ;
and the invaders may be satisfied to rest in the winter
quarters they have gained at Erzeroum, unless the
weather should unexpectedly encourage further ope-
In the larger and more important theatre of the
war in Bulgaria, the Russians have also been gaining
some advantages. General Ghourko, with his expedi-
tion, turned up at Telische, a place of some importance
on the road between Plevna and Sofia? It was the
chief road by which Osman was supplied, and its pos-
session by the Russians was almost like a grip on his
throat. They took, fortified, and are holding it.
Chefket Pasha, who had been cooperating with Osu-
ran, and had conveyed all the supplies and men
which since its partial investment have got into Plevna
attacked Ghourko three times. But he was repulsed,
and one of the fights was very severe, the Russians
having in it a part of their Imperial guard and losing
every one of their brigade and staff, and very many ol
their line, officers. The only other main road open tc
Osman, that to Widdin, has been also seized by the
Russians, and they seem to be converging from all
points toward Plevna, overcoming the detachments
which attempt to stop their way, and each day coming
closer and closer to Osman's rear. Chefket is being
reinforced as fast as possible and a fourth attack by
him is imminent. Very likely it will be a combined
attack from within and without, for unless Chelket can
cut his way to Osman, or Osman to Chelket, it will be
a bad strait for Osman. He has repulsed two attacks
on his front,.but they were not in great force and were
probably made to feel, or to keep him fixed in, his po-
sitions. He is believed to be very insufficiently pro-
visioned, and his chief present danger seems to be
from the living wall which is closing round him on all
sides, blocking up his sources of supply and way of re-
treat, and which he must break through or perish.
Suleiman is so closely watched by the Czarewitch that
he cannot help him. Mehemet Ali has been sent to
Sofie ? to organise a relieving armyv,but the Turks may
find that their jealousy of foreigners has postponed
too long this call on one of their ablest generals. The
Roumanian allies of the Russians are dissatisfied and
protest at being sent to slaughter as they have been at
Plevna. The mud and slush are thick and deep, and
the surprises of war are sudden and variable. So far
the Turks are or may be favored ; but all else just
now looks gloomy for them.
17" We beg to call attention to the Lecture, adver-
tised in another column, to be delivered in Mechanics'
Hall, on Thursday Evening next, and hope that the
public may be treated to many others during the com-
ing season. We understand that Mr. Ryan has been
very successful as a lecturer elsewhere,
MUSICAL AND DRAMATIC ENTERTAIN-
MENT AT PROSPECT.
A Musical and Dramatic Entertainment of a
most pleasing nature was given at Prospect Theatre
on the evenings of Friday and Saturday last.
The performance on each night commenced with
a choice selection of songs, recitations, &c., by Offi-
cers, Ladies and Non-Commissioned Officers of this
Garrison, and concluded with a farce performed by
members of the R. E. Dramatic Clubs.
The Band of the 46th Regiment was in attend-
ance and assisted in enlivening the proceedings.
We were unable to ascertain definitely for what
purpose the entertainment was given, but believe it
was of a charitable nature.
Notwithstanding the short notice given the
house on Friday night was well filled, most of the
stalls being occupied by the elite of the town
and the Ladirs and Officers of the Garrison. The
enthusiastic applause which greeted the performers
as they severally retired from the stage proved that
their endeavors had given entire satisfaction, seve-
ral of the songs being encored and repeated.
On Friday night the performance concluded with
the Farce, "Good for Nothing," which was well
sustained by members of the R. E. Dramatic Club.
On Saturday night we were unable, through the
inclement weather to attend, but understand that
the Theatre was filled to overflowing, and the per-
formances was received with constant rounds of ap-
For whatever purpose the proceeds of the Enter-
tainment are to be devoted, we feel confident, that
notwithstanding the heavy expenses connected with
it, a handsome balance will be the result.
The complete success of the Entertainment soci-
ally as well as financially, was, we hear, entirely
owing to the unceasing energies of the gentleman
under whose superintendence the entertainment was
carried out, which must be a source of congratula-
tion to all concerned.
EARTHQUAKE.-On Sunday morning last, a short
time before five o'clock a very sensible shock of earth-
quake was felt in these Islands. The vibrations lasted
about eight seconds and were seemingly moving from
West to Enst, increasing in volume as it progressed.
The shock was sufficiently severe however to shake
furniture, &c. in many houses. It is some years since
an earthquake was felt here before. We notice by our
recent New York papers that repeated severe shocks
had been felt at Boston.
Since writing the above we learn from friends at St.
George, that the Earthquake was felt there more se-
verely we think, from the reports, than in this part of
the country ; for persons there were roused from
f sleep by the shaking of their houses. The larace
sail-boats moored between Ordnance Island and the
Market wharf, were in motion, as if they were being
rocked by the waves from a passing steamer. It was
perfectly calm at the time.
Mr. Perenchief, the principal keeper of the Gibh's
Hill Light House, informs us that he was in the Lan-
tern at 5 a.m. on Sunday, when he felt the earthquake,
which lasted for a few seconds only. There was
not much wind at the time. The sea was making a
great noise on the South shore. There was lightning
in the S.W."
A very interesting Meteorological Note" will be
found following the "Extract from Meteorological
Observations" in our present issue.
LADY LAFFAN, the wife of our esteemed Governor,
and daughter, Miss Laura Laffan, came from England
in H. M. S. Himalaya.
ARMY PROMOTION.-In the recently issued Royal
Warrant, among theipromotions to the rank of
Major General, we not-ce the name of Brevet Colo-
nel William F. Brett, from Lieut-Colonel, to take
place from March 1, 1870.
3 BERMUDA HUNT.
Another season has begun for the Bermuda
Hunt with great rejoicing among those who love
to hear the cry of the hound or the cheary notes of
the Horn; music which makes my heart jump when
in the middle of a Covert I hear that peculiar sharp
too-te-toot which means'cram your hat on your head
and ride as hard as possible if you want to see
Hounds dash on to the scent. However, if we can
have no Hounds, he must thank those proprietors
and Farmers who give us permission to ride over
their land, and hear the notes of the Horn, look
t about for the scent, jump fences quite strong
enough to turn over many a good horse who treats
cedar rails with impunity. On Tuesday our meet
was Warwick Camp and on arriving I found only
some eight or ten horsemen, but two or three La-
Sdies being present made up for the absentees.
During the ten minutes waiting I employed my-
self looking over some of the Hunters; a dark
brown 4 year old caught my eye, never having seen
him before; he had a good strong back, short cou-
pled, nice hind quarters, and as good a pair of hocks
as a man could wish to see, a nice lean head with a
Smuzzle small enough to go into a quart pot, last if
not least Mudian Bred; another horse a gallant
gray I thought capable of doing anything asked of
Shim. The Master calls time by a short touch on
his horn, and pick "up the scent my boys." we
are off along the military road by the South Shore.
S If some of us remember the nut-brown hedges
S3000 miles away there was no prettier view than
the sea breaking gently over the reef within a short
distance of where the men had thrown the scent.
SFor the first two miles the pace was fast and along
Sthe sand a regular cracker, however, on leaving the
Ssea the post and rails with a wall for variety, begin
to appear ; who is that cuts a sumanersalt over a 4 ft.
wall by a tree, it was not his fault or the horses
, either. But no time to ask questions as many a
comely Lass is looking out for her Lad at the
finish. We now come to a narrow Lane where
some rails had been kindly put up and I hope the
f horses negotiated them cleverly and to the satisfac-
I tion of the spectators; a fast gallop round Tucker's
with a race for the wall which "Fairy Queen"
clears first, but with nothing to spare. So look out
my Queenie, Bermuda stone may be very soft but
it wont Lbi,:,k like the hurdles I have seen you fly-
ing through. At the finish we had a few more
fences and then went into the hospitable house to
refresh the inner man and although we were not
many at the meet we made a very strong party at
3 the finish and among them our old friend
November 19, 1877.
THE FISHERIES COMMISSION.-We learn that the
evidence taken before the Fisheries Commission at
Halifax, N.S., has all been printed, and it is ex-
pected that the award will be given about the 23rd
inst. The British agent, Mr. Ford, and his Secre-
tary, Mr. Byrne, w ill sail for Liverpool early in
CANADIAN MAILS.-During the week ending 10th
instant, the landing and embarking of the English
mails at Rimouski will be discontinued for the sea-
son. It is understood that the steamer which left
England, November 1, will be the last of the season
to the St. Lawrence, after which the mails will be
landed at Halifax, under the winter arrangement.
THE DIRECT CABLE. -PORTSMOUTH, N.H., Nov.
8.-The steamer Minia yesterday succeeded in pick-
ing up the broken ends of the direct cable, in forty
four minutes after throwing the grapnels, and
buoying them. The wind was blowing heavily at
the time, and the cable parted near the surface,
breaking the grapnels. Operations will be resumed
as soon as the weather permits,
From the United States and Europe.
The Mail Steamer Canima," Captain Liddicoat,
arrived on Tuesday last. She did not leave New
York till Friday the 9tb, and had a very rough pas-
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Pur-
ser Gale, and Mr. Harding, of the Canima," and
S. A. Masters, Esqr., M C.P., passenger, for New
York papers of the 9th instant.
Gold in New York on the 9th, 102gths.
Stock Delaware & Hudson Canal Co., 44.
We tender our thanks to Captain Mayor of Ex-
celsior," and Mr. Steward Wilson of same, and Mr.
Steward Smith of Eliza Barss," for files of New
York papers of late dates.
The death of United States Senator Morton, is
From the West Indies and Denmerara.
The R. M. Steamer Beta, Captain Shaw, arrived
at St. Georges from St. Thomas, on Tuesday last,
and left same evening for Halifax.
We are indebted to Captain Shaw for a file cf St.
We received our usual exchange of West India
and Demerara files by the Beta.
Captain McKay, R.A., Brigade Major in Jamaica,
died at that Island on 21st ult., of yellow fever.
Severe distress and suffering are being caused in
Georgetown, and neighborhood, Demerara, by the
want of fresh water. The weather continued ex-
ceedingly dry. Much sickness was apprehended.
We notice by a St. Croix paper, that the same
means were used there on a recent occasion to
check the progress of a fire occasioned by kerosene,
as was so successfully practised at the late fire at
one of the Forts, St. George-viz., by throwing
earth, upon the flames, and making an embankment
of the same material, to check its progress.
LONDON, Nov. 9.-A Russian official despatch
dated Kuruk-Dara, November 6, says :-General
Lazaroff yesterday occupied a position in front of
the southeastern forts of Kars, for the purpose of
erecting siege batteries. The Turks attacked him,
supported by a fire from the forts. The Russians
beat them back in disorder, pursued them into Fort
Hafiz Pacha at the point of the bayonet, inflicted
great loss, spiked the guns, captured ten officers and
forty men, and then retired with small loss." This
fort could not be held because it was dominated by
Fort Karadagb, situated upon a higher hill about
one mile to the north-northwest.
Erzeroum Welcomes the Muscovites.-It is reported
that the Russian Bank in Paris has received a tele-
gram that the gates of Eizeroum have been opened
to the Russians.
The Route at Deve-Boyun Confirmed.-A Russian
official despatcb, dated Kuruk-Dara, Armenia,
November 6, confirms the intelligence that the
columns of Generals Heymann and Tergukassoff
defeated the Turks on the 4th inst., at Deve-Boyun
after nine hours' fighting. The Turks fled in com-
plete disorder, abandoning their camp, arms and
provisions. The losses are unknown.
Preparing the People for the News.-An official
telegram which has reached Constantinople from
Moukhtar Pacha, dated November 5, admits that
the Russians compelled him to retreat from Deve-
Boyun. It says some of his officers, who were panic
stricken and abandoned several guns, will be tried
by court-martial. The despatch concludes:-" We
are now occupying the fortifications of Erzeroum
and preparing means of defence."
He Must Fight or Surrender.-" The Times' special
despatches from Bogot, dated Nov. 4, say:-" Five
hundred deserters from Plevna are now en route to
the Russian headquarters." The Daily News cor-
respondent at Bogot refers to the desertions from
Plevna, and says it is believed from this anid other
signs that Osman Pacha must shortly surrender or
attempt a sortie.
Startling If True.-A private telegram received at
Glasgow from Calcutta yesterday says the Mussul-
mans of the up country are much excited at the
news of the Russian victories.
Exiled in Chains.-A special despatch from Phil-
lippopolis, dated Thursday, says:-Four hundred
of the principal inhabitants of Bulgaria, including
the Geshoffs and their families, have been sentenced
to exile in Asia Minor. They started in chains
and under a strong escort to-day."
Montenegro Again In War Paint.-A despatch
from Ragusa says that the Montenegrins are bom-
barding Fort Serdas, near Spuz. They also have
twenty siege guns in position before Podgoritza.
Albanians About to Act.-A special despatch from
Cettinje has the following:-" lThe news from Mon-
astir is disquieting Symptoms of hospitality among
the Albanians are increasing in significance. The
Turks are holding the blockhouse at Kaslamette
under constant attacks by Miridites. The Pashas
are united at Podgoritza and were intending to at-
tack Danilograd, but, not being able to concentrate
a sufficient force, it is believed they have abandon-
ed the plan, for they are now diligently increasing
the defences of Podgoritza. A strong deputation
of Albanian chiefs is now at the Montenegrin head-
quarters, but by the discords of the various chiefs
any general co-operation is impossible."
Servia Threatened by the Porte.-The Vienna Po-
litical Correspondence's Belgrade special says the
Porte has demanded the withdrawal of the Servian
corps f observation from the frontier under pain of
vigorous military measures.
Obeying his Master.-The Bey of Tunis is prepar-
ing to send 5,000 men to Turkey, the Porte paying
part of the expense,
The Russian Losses.-An official return places the
Russian losses from the commencement of hostilities
to the 1st inst. at 64,801 men.
Fears of imprudent action.-The correspondent
adds:-" It is feared the Chamber will neither be
willing nor able to restrain itself. The debate
yesterday was a warm one. A plenary meeting of
the Left last night appointed a committee of eigh-
teen members, with full powers to act for the party.
The committee's deliberations will be secret. The
committee was appointed in spite of the known op-
position of M. Grevy and others who feared it might
become violent, and, by awakening memories of the
Convention, furnish the reactionists with dangerous
The Attitude of the Right Centre.-The attitude
of the Right Centre of the Senate is attracting
much attention, as it is regarded as the pivot of the
situation. It is said now the utmost that the Cabi-
net can expect from this party is their abstention
from a hostile vote.
Will the Minority Withdraw ?-A committee of
deputies of the Right has been appointed to consi-
der whether the minority shall withdraw in a body
whenever the majority shall invalidate an official
candidate's election. A report was current on
Wednesday night that the Bonapartists and mon-
archists have resolved, in case their elections are in-
validated by wholesale, to resign in a body and fur-
nish a pretext for another dissolution.
EQUESTRIAN STATUE OF GENERAL LEE.-We
have been shown a model equestrian statue of Gen.
Lee, made by Mr. Gilbert R. Frith of this place,
which, we understand, will be entered as a competi-
tive model from which the life size statue to be
e, ected by the Lee Mem. Association will be made.
The idea conveyed in this magnificent work of art
is Gen. Lee commanding on a battle field. He is
represented mounted on his famous old war-horse
" Traveler," stationed on an eminence or knoll,
commanding a view of the battle which is supposed
to be in progress. "Traveler" gazes eagerly at the
tumult immediately before and below him, and in-
tently listens to the roar of the battle, and is pre-
pared in an instant to spring forward. The finer
intellect of the rider momentarily ignores the noisy
conflict, being attracted by a new movement of the
enemy on his right, which he closely scans and stu.
dies, holding his field glass ready to be raised.
Lee's gaze and aspect are meant to be deeply earn-
est and stern, but, withal, showing a shadow of sor-
row for the necessitated bloodshed between a kin-
dred race and his countrymen. A half-spent 24
pounder, which has ploughed its way by the side of
" Traveler," and shattered a rock beneath him, has
attracted neither career notice from animal or man.
The simplicity and calm grandeur of the hero, the
courage, power, intelligence and docility of his fa-
vorite war-horse and companion till death, and the
utter absence of display in either, are the points
which are endeavored to be brought out. The Gen-
eral is clad and equipped in his wonted civilian cut
coat, in this instance a frock, without mark of rank
of any kind except the three stars on the collar and
military buttons. The coat is buttoned up and
belted with a sword hanging from his side. This
latter is the only liberty taken with his field ap-
pearance for he is said to have never worn a
sword, except when sometimes he reviewed division
or corps, during winter encampments and at the
surrender at Appomattox." It has been added,
however, as the distinctive emblem of a soldier.
His field glass hangs suspended over his left
shoulder and a little in rear of his right arm a pair
of holsters bang from his saddle bow his military
cloak folded up and stropped above to the pummel--
and his rolled blanket (he carried a light Mexican
one) is fastened to the saddle behind. He has on
cavalry boots and spurs, which he habitually wore,
though doubtless rarely used on Traveler." His
hat is fashioned from one worn by him during the
war. The accoutrements of the horse are simple
and without distinctive features. The design for
pediment proposes a corresponding simplicity and
strength, with characteristic features which may
hereafter be described.
[The Mr. Gilbert R. Frith, above alluded to is a
native of Bermuda. His artistic taste was display-
ed in various ways, in adorning the Town of Ham-
ilton &c., on the occasion of the landing here in
1861, of His Royal Highness Prince Alfred.]-Ed
Br. Royal Gazette.
8ff The Speaker of the House of Assembly,
the Hon. Samuel S. Ingham, entertained the Mem-
bers of the Honorable House, at a Lunch at the
Hamilton Hotel, on Friday last, soon after the Pro-
rogation of the Legislature. There were thirty
Members present-sickness and absence from the
Islands were the only causes of there not being a
"full attendance." The viands were excellent, very
creditable to the culinary staff, and served in first
rate style. Several loyal and other toasts were
drunk in the best sparkling, and some appropriate
speeches made. Every one enjoyed himself and
parted full of pleasureable remembrances of the
last meet of "the Session."
We understand that Captain Nathaniel Vesey has
been appointed Agent at Havre for a line of French
Steamers recently fitted up for the transportation of
cattle and fresh meat to that place from New York.
We were kindly handed a file of Halifax papers to the
8th instant brought by H. M. S. Eclipse.
The Tichborne claimant has been removeI from
the prison at Dartmoor to that at Portland.
Supplement of Five Col-
.2ps umns accompanies this No. of the Gazette.
It contains the Speech of His Excellency
the Governor at the Prorogation of the Legislature,
and much other valuable and interesting matter.
FASHIONABLE MARRIAGE.-On Thursday, the 11th
inst., at the Portumna Parish Church, the marriage of
REBECCA FRANCES PERCY, second daughter of Major
Percy, late 9th Regiment, to BARRARD R. CROZIER,
46th Regiment, eldest son of F. H. Crozier, Esqr.,
of Delaware, Lymington, late Madras Civil Service,
was solemnized by the Venerable the Dean of Clonfert,
assisted by the Rev. R. Eyre, Rector of Portumna.-,
Weekly Hampshire Independent, October 20.
MARRIED, at Woolston, on the 23rd Septr., by the
Rev. R. Urquhart, DUNCAN M'CoLL, to MARY LEF-
PLER, eldest daughter of the late William H. Tucker,
M.D., of Bermuda and neice of P. B. Tucker, M.D., of.
Bermuda.-No cards.-Glasgow Chronicle.
DIED, in Hamilton Parish, on the 8th instant, after
a short but painful illness, Miss SOPHIA ELIZABETH
SMITH, in the 32nd year of her age: third daughter of
David and Birch Smith, leaving father, mother, three
sisters, a brother, and numerous relatives and friends
to mourn their sad bereavement.
........., in this Town, on Tuesday last, after a linger
ering and most severe illness, which she bore with ex-
emplary patience, Miss MARY A. WATSON, aged about
64 years-leaving a large circle of friends, to whomshe
had much endeared herself, to mourn their loss.
Tlhe Auction Sale
FURNIT U RE, &c.
87th R. I. F. Regt.,
IPIL L TdKE PLJCE
AT ST. GEORGES,
This Day, Tuesday,
The 20th inst., at 12 o'clock.
For particulars see Advertisement on first
page of this Gazette."
November 20th, 1877.
Auction Sale of GOODS
i At the Store lately occupied by
W. H. HUGHES,
On Queen Street,
WILL BE CONTINUED,
Commencing at 12 o'clock, Sharp.
J. T. D3RRELL 4r CO.,
Hamilton, Bermuda, Nov. 20th, 1877.
A LL persons INDEBTED to the
HAMILTON CLOTHING EMPORIUM
will be Sued in one week after delivery of their
Bills, without further notice, if not paid within
J. H. ROBINSON.
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
We have received in-
Capt. J. J. F. GRAANT,
TO SELL AT HIS RESIDENCE,
This Day, Tuesday,
The 20th instant, at 12 o'clock,
1 Handsome Black
E f .4 years old,
Quiet in harness, or under saddle, and jumps
1 2 Seat 'CARRIAGE
1 Good HARNESS
1 Gents SADDLE
1 Superior COW,
1 Fine HEIFER, 14 months old
1 Do. SOW, and 7 young Pigs
1 Do. Young SOW, in Pig
7 Aylesbury DUCKS, pure Breed, weighing
about 7 lbs. each
2 Game COCKS and 7 HENS
A Lot of Common FOWLS
AND IN HOUSE,
TABLES Easy and other CHAIRS
CROCKERY and GLASSWARE
1 REFRIGERATOR CUTLERY
1 Superior Bedroom Earth CLOSET
1 Handsome O6UCtH
2 Do. BEDSTEADS
A Lot of BEDDING
The Property of an Officer who has
left the Island,
WE WILL SELL,
X'oT PUtBLI1C AXCTId, "
To-morrow, Wednesday) J
The 21st Instant, at 12 o'clock,
A.T 'INVEU2 PAC*T,
THE RESIDENCE OF
Maj. Wilkinson, D.C.G..
The Whole of his
U T iiE V '
Sir G-. F.
JINDD .S. CAN14/ M ,"
Further Supply of NEW GOODI, completing"
the Assortment for the Season.
J H. T IMINGHAM & SONS.
HORSES, at fle Somerset STOIE
CARRIAGE by O'Brien, Halifax A very large and varied assortmentt of
English HARNESS and SADDLERY and Horse
COWS, POULTRY and a Milch GOAT P"O' -"'"..
also just Received by the "SIR G. F. SEY-
ALSO, MOUPR" and CANIM '," which will be
A Light Halifax BOAT, Sail and ready for Inspection
Gear, &c., &c., &c. Ow ra^'i 94"J
'~ 9h d-V 2 d '
Handsome Suite of Drawing Room FURNITURE,
consisting of COUCH, 2 Arm CHAIRS, 4 La-
dies CHAIRS-Polished Walnut, covered in
Another Suite Polished Walnut covered in Green
Rep, consisting of COUCH and 6 Drawing
Polished Walnut TABLE
Gipsey TABLES, covered in Crimson Velvet
Handsome CHANDELIER with 6 Burners
Walnut Wood PIANO, by Tomkin-
son, of London, extra bolted for climate; in
Occasional and other TABLES
Handsome Corner WHAT-NOT
CURTAINS RUGS %c., &c.
AN EXCELLENT ENGLISH
Sewing M|ACHIN E,
In good working order.
CHAIRS CHANDELIER Clock and Bracket
LAMPS Plated CANDLESTICKS
Book CASE Handsome Dinner SERVICE
Elegant Dessert SERVICE China Tea SERVICE
J AJ 2 GAZOGENESUI complete and in good order
MATTING Dinner KNIVES
Fast in Saddle and Harness; good jumper. ALSO,
Winner of Military Hunt Cup, Bermuda Great Variety of GLASSWARE-
Races, 1877. Believed to be sound. I Decanters, Champagne and other Glasses, Fin-
And many other articles that will appear at ger and Flower Glasses-all very handsome
the sale 1 REFRIGERATOR Kerosene STOVE
Table Cloth PRESS
The Sale of the Horses, -
Carriages, Cows, &c., will takeplaceat 2 o'clock. lBedarooeas.
Large Iron BEDSTEAD, Green & Gold, and others
B. W. WALKER & CO., Hair MATTRESSES Pillows and Bolsters
Auctioneers. Blankets and Counterpanes Mosquito Nets
Hamilton, November 20, 1877. Suite Polished Walnut FURNITURE, consisting of
Dressing Table, Marble Top and Mirror
R C I V D WASHSTAND, Marble Top WARDROBES
C E E U Chest of DRAWERS Walnut CHAIRS
SA Double and Single Iron BEDSTEADS, nearly new,
By the Latest Arrivals, with Best Horsehair Mattresses and Bedding,
A VARIETY OF &c., &c.
CL O THIA G, H1 TS, American STOVE and Fittings
BL Jl.JKE TS, And other things too numerous to mention.
And other GOODS Suitable for the Season. R The Sale of the Hor-
T. M. JONES Th S o
amilton, 20th Nov., 187.- M. JONES. ses, Carriages, Cows, Boats, &c., will take
place at 2 o'clock.
Medical Hall, II amilton. B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Have Received per recent Arrivals,
A Large addition to their Stock of
)Drutgs, ilMedicines, Jc.,
Balsam ANISEED- Dejong's C. L. OIL
Dr. Rook's Solar ELIXIR and PILLS
Steedman's Soothing POWDERS
Clarke's B 41 PILLS Liquid Extract BEEF
Thurston's Horse MEDICINES
Two Cases Best London
WAINWRIGHT, GORHAM & CO.
November 20th, 1877.-1
At the Royal Gazette"
HAS BEEN RECEIVED,
Sir G. F. Seymour,
PRAYER BOOKS & Church Services in
Scripture Text BOOKS Hymn BOOKS
Ornamental ALPHABETS Legal SEALS
Toy BOOKS ENQUIRE WITHIN
THE REASON WHY
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Letter WR ITERS
Ball Room COMPANIONS
Prepared PARCHMENT for Deeds, &c.
Music CARDS Memo. BOOKS
Foreign Letter and Note PAPER, Envelopes to
Reams thin Wrapping PAPER
Lead PENCILS, &c., &c.
Hamilt(n, Nov. 14th, 1877.
Wanted to Borrow,
On Mortgage of Real Estate near the Town of
Hamilton. Interest at 7 per cent will be paid
for the same.-For further particulars apply to
Mr. REGINALD GRA1Y,
November 19, 1877-Ilp
November 20, 1877.
Offers on Accommodating Terms,
8 days from Charlottetown, P. E. Island,
Carefully selected for this Market and received
in prime order,
B LS. Seed POTATOES Garnet Red"
Do. DO. Minnesota"
Bls. Jackson POTATOES for table
Bls. TURNIPS Sacks OATS
Half Bls. No. 2 MACKEREL
Kits No. 1 DO.
Kits TROUT Half Boxes CODFISH
Tubs and Crocks Choice BUTTER
Bags OATMEAL Bags Pearl BARLEY
Bags Seed BARLEY
GEESE, &c., &c.
JOHN F. BURROWS.
Hamilton, Nov. 12, 1877.-2 3p
To be Raffled,
Belonging to the Bermuda Rowing Club.
30 Chances at Ten Shillings each.
Two sets of Oars form part of the Gig's equip-
She may be seen at the Boat House.
For further Particulars apply to
Secretary B. I?. & C. C.
Hamilton, Nov. 20th, 1877.-1
The Comfortable and Pleasantly
In the Town of Hamilton, now occupied by
Mr. N. 0. DURHAM.
Possession given 5th January, 1878.
J. E. EVANS,
At the Paint Store
Next Cor. of Queen and Reid Streets.
Hlamilton, Novr. 19th, 1877.
, A Regular Meeting of
lantic Phmnix lodge, No. 224,
take place this Evening, at 7-30.
Masonic Hall, Ilamilton,
Novr. 20th, 1877.
"it r Iturf QV IV' inext in
instant, and will be sold at Very Moderate Prices
for the CASHONLY.
J. II. TRIMINGI"AM & SONS.
November 12, 1877--3
Ex '" Eglantine" and Sir George
THE HAMILTON CLOTHING
FIMS JUST RECEIVED
124 Cases of Assorted
The same being a portion of the BANKRUPT
STOCK of Messrs. GrLBUwaroX, Wi:s'r & Co.,
who recently failed in Manchester.
Intended buyer-s of C i)I' lING, oetc, will
find it to their advantage to purchase at the Em-
porium, thereby saving for themselves from 30
to 50 per cent on every purchase. Remember,
47 Front Street, Hamilton,
19th Novr., 1877. (
Per SEY 1OUR,
And other Late Arrivals,
A New and varied Assortment of
C GLASS WARE 11k1PS
CUTLERY HA RIW ARE
TIN WA it E II)ILOW\VW RE
Agricultural I \IPLEMENTS
Cement BItUSIIES PAINTS OILS
And many other Artie!es usually kept for
Sale in such an Establishment.
SAMUEL A. MASTERS,
26 Front Street.
Hamilton, Novr. 20, 1877.-3
By the 'Sir G. F. Sevsour,'
Ladies Autumn and Winter
Opera FLA NNI, IIAT'S
Fancy GOODS PETTICOATS, &c.
All will be Sold at low Prices at the Mirror.,
THOSE wanting White and Red
ONION SEED (Teneriffe) will call or
send in their Names.
In aid of the Funds of the Wesleyan Chapel,
Will be hi ld at the above named place
The 22nd Instant,
Commencing at Il o'clock, \.'M.
All delicacies usual upon such occasions will
Roast TURK EY, CAKES, Ice CREAMS, &c.
All who come shill see the [Elephant free of
JBy ORDER (IF THE COMMITTEE.
St. George's, Novr. 16, 1877.
'j' iiE CHILlDREN of WARWICK SCHOOL,
(Riddle's Bay), under the supervision of
their Teacher, will give a very amusing
EN i T R TAINENT
3t their School Room,
On Thursday & Friday
The 22nd and 23rd instant.
Doors open at J past 7 o'clock ; Performance
to commence at 8 o'clock.
Proceeds to aid in repairing their School
Room, now undergoing general repairs.
Further particulars will appear in Bills.
i GEORGE B. FUBLER.
Riddle's Bay, Nov. 20th, 1877.
" L A DIES Aid," Society No. 1.
Of the British Methodist Episcopal
TENDERS will be received for Intend holding an
my Property at St. George's on Queen ENTERTA NMENMT
and York Street,, with or without B
S 'Ihe Cottage at the At Vickers Store, Smith's Parish,
BACK, On Wednesday,
To IDecember 4, 1S77. 28th Instant.
The Proceeds in behalf of the above Church.
Refreshments &c &c. For Sale.
Doors open at 5 p.m.,
Admission 6d; Children 3d.
Alexandrina" Band will attend.
Hamilton, Novr. 20th, 1877.-2
Estate of Charles Brown,
[ HEREBY give notice that, under and in
pursuance of a Writ of Inquisition directed
to me and of the Escheats Act, 1871," an In-
quisition will be held by me on FRIDAY the
Twenty-third day of November next, at Eleven
o'clock in the forenoon, at the COURT lOUSE in
the TowN OF HAMILTON, to inquire into the al-
leged or supposed Escheat to the Crown of cer-
tain Real Estate in the Town of St. George
aforesaid lately held by the said CHARLES
BRowN, which Real Estate consists of a LOT
OF LAND in the Town of Saint George
aforesaid, measuring 150 feet square or there-
abouts, and bounded on the No7th by land now
or late of the heirs or devisees of Admiral Tho-
mas Western, deceased ; on the South by Cla-
rence Street; on the East by the Public Road
leading from the "Governor's Garden" to the
site of the old Government House, and on
the West by Kent Street, and an unfinished
house thereon ; of which Inquisition all persons
concerned are hereby required to take Notice.
J. H. TROTT,
Pro. Mar. General.
Aug. 21, 1877.-Aug 21, Oct 2, Nov 20.
The Emporium offers TWO GROSS OF
BLUE SERGE and FLANNEL SHIRTS AT
FIl IST COST. Purchasers disbelieving the
same may see the original Invoice.
November 19, 1877.
I do not bind myself to accept the highest or
R. H. DUERDEN.
November 19, 1877.-3
e. laun, son & Co.,
'The Army and ,Navy'
BRf lI RY,
Turtle Grove, Dartmouth.
CITY OFFICE AND VAULTS,
36 & 38 Duke Street, Halifax.
Sole Agent for Bermuda,
AUBREY J. RICHARDSON,
November 5, 1877.-3 3p
r1miiE BEST INVESTMENT OF T'lHE
* DAY FOR A SMALL OUTLAY.
And where there is no
SP previous knowledge of
the business required,
Sis a Lemonade, Ginger
IBeer, and Soda Water
Machine, as the public
taste is so much on the increase for Aerated
Drinks. The book of 90 pages of illustrations
and information forwarded free.
BARNETT, SON, AND FOSTER,
Engineers, 23c, Forston Street, l1oxton, Lon-
don, England. 3m
SBoots & Shoes,
Also SLIPPERS in great variety
LA MPS of the latest improvement,
TIN and HARDWARE
SHEETING and Fancy PRINTS.
J. N. JONES,
Five Doors West of Gazette" Office,
In James Richardson's Store.
Hamniltoo, Nov. 20, 1677.
A FenI Assortment ot
FALL AND WINTER
S 1 &c., &c.
Which will be Sold at very reduced Prices,
A Choice Selection of
Superior Whipcord ELASTICS,
'And Silk mixed TROUSERINGS.
Tailor and Habit Maker.
Queen Street, Hamilton,
Novr. 17, 1877.-1
J A Adams, Olivia Albouy, Mary A Adams, Wm
Bluck, W C Buckley, Joaquim de Barro, Mary Jane
Been, Mary Butterfield, Thos J Butterfiald, Robert
Bradley, Mrs Crafts, Jacintho Frulado mi Ceolo,
Mrs James Cox, Coadres Menceho, Mary A Cloyne,
B Carlson, Henry Darrell, Rose Darrell, Charles H
Dickinson, Barque 'Eglantin," Mrs E Fraser G
A Fagerburg, Catherine E Frith (Warwick), Mrs
Jane Hayward, Mrs Robert T Ingham, T M Jones,
J H Jackson, T Kerrisk, Mrs Keane, Lockward &
Ingham, Lucas J Landy, T Miles, A G Montagu,
Silveira de Mathos, Lius Jose de Medeiros, P Ming,
T Oaterbridge, Douglas Outerbridge, F Paintin, E
L Paterson, Manuel F Perry, Mrs W B Peniston,
Edith Simons, Mrs J A Steed, Gporge Spencer,
Annie Smith, Dr S A Smith, Alpheus Stubbs, Solo-
mon J Simmons, Ada Smith, Mary Jane Stovoll,
Richard Simmono, James S,niih (North Side),
Rosetta Smith, Mrs Elizabeth Swan, Clara Smith,
John Swan, Mrs Mary T Smith, \1 A S8urgoeon, C
R Sekles, Mrs Wm H Sallus, Thomas F J Tucker,
Trott & Cox, George Tunbridge, Charles Ternanr,
Thomas Taylor, Manuel de Arvillt Vieria, MrsF
W Washington, Mrs Anne E Williams, Charles H
Wilkinson, Marry Anne Williams (Salt Kettle),
Charles Williams, Thomas Willcox, Ellen Wadeo.
Post Office, Hamilton, Novr, 19, 1877.
A MAIL FOR ENGLAND direct, per H. M. S.
limalaya, closes at the Post Offic,, Hamilton, on
Thursday next, at Seven a.m.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
FICE, ST. GEORGE, Novr. 19, 1877.
Mrs Akins, Mr Beer, Louisa Carey, George Car-
ter, D Campbell, Mrs D'Esterre, T W Foster, John
Fox, W H Griset, W R Higinbotham, John R
Jackson, Samuel T Joell, Capt F L)ckhast, Margar-
et Me.d, Peter J MVlinors, Mr Mowbray, Mis D
McKay, Thomas (.'Brien, H Johnson, George Perry,
W Pilkington, Samuel J Richardson, Thomas South.
worth, Susan Simmons, Captain Stubbs, J N Scott,
A Smith, Miss B Smith Matthias das-Uzes, T MN
Wainwright, F E White.,
Under the Distinguished Patronage of their
MAJOR GENE T
Sir lRobt. ilichael Laffian,
K. C. M. G., R. E.,
And Admiral Sir Cooper Key,
K. C. B., F. R. S.,
THE .'jV W RYAN,
Will deliver his popular LECTURE, entitled
LIFE IN V USTRILMI,
On Thursday. 22nd inst.
(Proceeds in aid of the Building Fund of the
New Methodist Church, now being erected in
This Lecture gives a vivid portrayal of Social,
Religious, and Mining Life, as seen by the Lec-
turer himself; with valuable information res-
pecting the climate, Resources and Aboriginies
of that country. A volume of information which
never can be obtained from books.
DOORS open at 7-30 P.M.
Lecture commence at 8.
TICKETS-Reserved Seats 2. Other Seats
Is to be hid at the Royal Gazette" Sta-
tionery Store and at door.
BY AUTHORITY OF BUILDING COMMITTEE.
Hamilton, Novr. 17th, 1877.
AT BAILEY'3 AY,
On the Grounds oF Mr. John Seon. ]
lmialteur Dramatic tlub
Under the Patronage of His Excellency Major
SI R. WI. LAFPA W,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief,
Lt.-Colonel. BENNETTand OFFICERS 46th Regt.
Friday 23rd, Saturday
24th, Monday 26th and Tuesday
27th November, 1877.
THE MIONUIHT WATCH,
A Drama in 1 Act by J. Morton, Esqr.
To be followed on Friday and Sa-
A Regular Fix,
A Farce in 1 Act by J. Morton, Esqr.
And on Monday and Tuesday by
RAISING TUM WIND,
A Farce in 2 Acts by James Kenney.
Musical arrangements under the direction of
;he Bandmaster, Mr. CAMPBELL.
PRICES OF ADMISSION.
Reserved Seats 3/. Unreserved 1/. Gallery6d.
It is particularly requested, that in order to
prevent mistakes, Visitors to the Reserved
Seats will kindly see that the numbers on the
Seats to which they are shown correspond
vith those on their tickets.
Children in arms not admitted.
Doors open at 7-30. Commence at 8.
TICKETS to be obtained at the Stationery
Store adjoining the Royal Gazette" Office,
where a Plan of the Reserved Seats can be seen,
,nd at the Theatre on the nights of perform-
i~'nA VT W)AL GAZETT `4
Per Mill, Sir. Beta,
From Halifax, N. S.
8 Light Open CARRIAGES
Consisting of :-
1 LIGHT Concord WAGGON
I Light open WAGGON
I Pony PI IEATON
I Open BUGGY I Concord WAGGON
1 Open BUGGY
I Double Concord WAGGON
I CONCORD with Seat for Servant.
The above will be Sold at very low prices
to Cash Purchasers only.
50 BIs. Jackson White
50 Barrels Early Rose POTATOES
40 Bls Garnet Reds" for Seed.
St. George's, Bermuda,
Novr. 5th, 1877.-3 S
Has just received fro
Halifax per Steame
l Choice dssor
Carefully selected to suit th
No. 31, IF
November 6th, 1877.-3
)m London via
J T 0 PENEi,
receivedd per R oyal Mail Str. Beta,
A VERY CHOICE AssoRTMENT OF
LADIES Kid and Morocco Tie and Button
Ladies Button and Elastic Kid and Morocco
Women's Lace and Elastic Leather BOOTS
Gents Fine Calf OXONIONS
Men's Fine Calf BLUCEI-RS
Men's WVorking BLUCHERS
Children's Lace HOOTS and SLIPPERS.
The above, together with the present Stock
of Goods on hand, are being sold at exceedingly
REDUCED CASH PRICES.
No. 46 & 47, Front St.,
I lamilton, Bermuda,
Nov. 9, 1877.
We expect to receive our usual
supply of the above carefully selected for Seed'
S. S. INGbHAM & CO.
October 9.2, 1877.
Goods, For Rent,
e present and n-That desirable Property in Paget
Tront Street, o. .. t gnti fig>
At present occupied by MAJOR WILKINSON
D.C.G. Possession given 1st January next.
1). 3 oor,
Horses Clipped with despatch and neatness.
N.B.-Orders left at the Royal Gazette"
Office, or with Mr. Thomas Grier, Farrier,
Hamilton, will meet with immediate attention.
Hamilton, Novr. 13, 1877.-3
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
Carrying the United States Mail
from New York
MONTANA sails Nov. 27, at 11 a.m.
NEVADA sails Deer. 11, at I1 a.m.
ID AHOI sails Deer. 18, at 3 p.m.
WYOMING sails Deer. 25, at 9 a m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and tha
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and lig-ht.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Ber-
mud5, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
WILLIAMS & GUION,
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, Nov. 8th, 1877.
Particularly suited to a Boy or Girl for Riding.
Price very Cheap.
THEOS. J. LIGHT BOuRNE
Front Street, Hiamto'n.
November 5th, 1877.-3
1)IMMEL'S CHOICE PERFUITE.RY patron-
ised by all the world.
RIMMEL'S [ILANGT IHANO,VANDA, HIENNA, JOCKFY
-LUB, FRANGIPANE and other Perfumes of exquisite
RIMaMEL'S LAVENDER WATER distilled from Mit-
RIMMEL'S TOILET VINEGAR, celebrated for its
useful and sanitary properties.
RIMMEL'S EXTRACT OF LIME JUICE A V GLYCE-
RINE, the best preparation for the Hair especially
in warm climates.
RIMMEL'S DuGONL OIL SOAP, perfumed with Aus.
RIMMEL's GLYCERINE HONEY, WINDSOR, and
other Toilet Soaps.
RIMMEL'S ROSE WATER, COSTUME AND FLORAL
CRACKERS, very amusing for Balls and Parties.
RIMMEL'S VIOLET, ROSE LEAF, RICE,.and other
A Liberal allowance to Shippers.
EUGENE RIMMEL, Perfumer to H[ R IH the Piin-
cess of Wales, 96 Strand ; 128 Regent
Street, and 24 Cornhill, London ; 16
Boulevard des Ialiens, Paris; and 27
King's Road, Brighton.
Sold by all Perfumery Venders.
A 000D PLA1 TOOO
A Useful Nurse Girl.
Apply at Royal Gazette" Office.
November 12, 1877.
SOLID and Plated Silver Ware
in endless variety and pattern from best
Manoficturers at F. T, CIIILl)D'8,-4*
MR. M. S. HUNT,
November 3, 1877.
M THE HOUSE,
(Either furnished or not) and Property known
as ROSE COTTAGE" or "GOVER-
NOR'S COTTAGE," St. Georges.
The House is in good repair, and comprises
Drawing-room, Dining-room, 4 Bed-rooms, 2
Dressing-rooms, a Nursery, Kitchen, Larder
and Servants' Hall.
There are between I and 2 Acres of LAND,
a well stocked GARDEN, STABLE, COACH
REGINALD GRAY, EsQR,,
Or MAJOR TRENCH,
August 13th, 1877.
The Property of an Officer about to leave Ber-
i The well known Grey Gelding
I, "M- "
Quiet to ride and drive, carries a Lady, regu-
larly hunted during last Season.
Set Single! /R 'S
dnd Light TRIP,
In very Good Condition.
To be Sold Separately, or in one Lot.
For further Particulars apply to
LIEU'. J. J. LEVERSON, R.E,
Prospect, Oct. 9th, 1877.
The Standard of
Adapted to the Standard of all Nations, Packed
ready for Shipping.
World's Fair, London 1851
World's Fair, New York 1853
Wotld's Fair, Paris 1867
World's Fair, Vienna 1873
World's Fair, Santiago, (Chili) 1875
World's Fair, Philadelphia 1876
World's Fair, Sydney, Australia, 1877
The best Feeder known for Stationary, Marine,
and Locomotive Boilers, &c.,) also
Oscillating Pump Co.'s Pump.
FAIRBANK'S & CO., N. Y.
October 16th, 1877.-6m
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.
LL Persons having DEMANDS against the
.* Estate of the late MRS. ADRIA ANNA
GILBERT HILL, of Hamilton Parish, are re-
quested to forward the same to either of the
Undersigned on or before ihe 31st day of Decem-
ber next; and all Persons Indebted to the said
Estate will please make payment by that time.
A. B. HILL,
T. A. OUTERBRIEDGE,
November 5, 1877.
The Cheapest Groceries can be ob-
Also a Small Lot of
Say :-Cotton SHEETING, beautiful C A LI-
COES, Men's SOCKS, VANS, &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.
I Have on hand a variety of Gold
and Silver WATCHES to suit the most
fastidious in prices, from 30/ to 30.
Call ,;nd see for yourselves.
4* E.T. CHILD.
REID STREET, HAMILTON, EAST,
Has Received a supply of the fol-
FOR THE TEETH
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-
BRIEl, Ludgate Ilill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
CORALITE TOOTH PAST ', for Cleansing
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
WHITE GUTTA PERCIIA ENAMEL, for
Stopping decayed Teeth
OSTEO-ENAMEL STOPPING, warranted to
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
ODONTALGIQUE ELIXIR, celebrated
Hamilton, March 26th, 1877.
C,, .~i .~
DlANIEL G. LAN~EI
Reid Street, West of Royal Gazette" Office.
Office Flours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesd(Lys and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
1Hamilton, October 26th, 1876.
W. 0. F.BASCOME, M.D.
REID STREET, HAMILTON.
North of Trinity Church,
A PATEN TOAR GLE
Made to order in New York.
To be Sold a Bargain.
Apply at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
Hamilton, Sept. 25th, 1877.
That desirable and well known
(Lately in the occupation of flon. Thomas Lett
Wood), situated near Paget Church and on the
The House is now being put in thorough re-
pair, and will be let with or without Farming
Terms made known on application to the
S. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, 18th Sept., 1877.
Protection. aaiutx l F ?*E
A' THIE MOST MODERATE RATES
Can be obtained from the
PHOENIX INSURANCE COMPANY
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the BRANCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on REAL and PERSONAL
PJ1OP ERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months,
No FEES and no C[HARGE for Policies.
N. A. BUTTERFIELD,
iJamnilton, September 9th, 1865.
7 **> 7-7
Branch Establishment, St. George.
T HE Proprietor of the above Es-
tablishment having just returned hy the
"Canima" from New York, and brought with
him a number of NEW CARRIAGES and
Stylish YOUNG N:ORSES to add to his already
well selected Stock, begs to thank the Public ot
Bermuda generally for their past Patronage and
hopes for a continuance cf the same.
Strangers visiting the Islands are particularly
requested to call and give the above Establish-
ment a trial before going elsewhere.
Hamilton, Sept. 19th, 1876.
Empty Flour I barrels.
For sale by
St. Georges, April 12 1877.
C how C'.;,maeg a
C ARMS, Ci INS, and JEWELRY of
every description, Gents Signet RINGS
from 18 K., Plain and Ornamental RINGS and
LOCKETS to suit the Ladies,
A Call is solicited at CHILD'S,-i*
BY THE PROPELLED
C. F. ,/ckerm
J. S. DARRELL,
W. C. HYLAND & CO.
St. George, Sept. 25th, 1877.-2m
Printing & Stationery,
Royal Gazette Office,
Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets, Hai
WHERE, ALL KINDS OF
Is Executed with Neatness and Despatch.
At the Stationery Store adjoining the abo
Always on hand, every variety of Articles
Also, Cricketing GEAR, 4c, c.
Nov. 14, 1876.
BRONZE METDAT AT THE
Universal Exhibition of Paris 1855,
Bronze Medal at the Exhibition of Tries te, 1871,
Silver Medal at the Exhibition of Havre, 1868,
Silver Medal at the Exhibition of Paris, 1872,
Gold Medal at the Exhibition of Lyons, 187"2,
Diploma of honor at the Maritime Exhibition, Pa-
ris, 1875. --
I MUSTARD 1PAP ER,
FOR SINAPISMS OR PLASTERS,
Adopted by the Hospitals of Paris, Field
and Military Hospital, by the
English Royal Navy and
the French National
To retain the whole of the properties of Mustard
in its powdered state and to obtain easily in a few
moments a decided result with the smallest possible
quantity of the remedy, are the problems which 51M.
Rigollot has solved in the most conclusive and sa.
tisfactory manner. Rigollot's Sinapismn in leaves
will, therefore, be found in every family, for the
prompt action obtained by it in many cases of emer-
zency renders it an invaluable remedy for various
(Signed) A. BOUCHARDAT.
Annuairetherapentique ann6e 1868, p.204.
IMP ORTANT NOTICE.
The precious quality of Rigollot's Paper in cases
ofEreat gravity, is that of acting very rapidly. It is
in important Healing Agent. To children, weak,
and nervous persons, I strongly recommend the fol-
lOwing method of graduating the action of the plas-
ter according to the will or condition of the patients
viz., to put one, two, or three leaves of wet blot,
ing paper between the Sinapism and the skin.
An old piece of fine linen may also be employed
instead of blotting paper.
Beware of Imitations.
MANUFACTORY AND WAREHOUSE, AVENUE VICTORIA,
24 PARIs,-and by all respectable chemists.
J. & E. Atkinson's
celebrated for nearly a century past, is of the very
best English manufacture. For its purity and great
excellence it has obtained the following
EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDALS,
LONDON, 186"2. PARIS 1867. COBDOVA, 1872.
LIMA, 1872. VIENNA, 1873.
1 tkinson's Choice Perfumes for
While Rose, Frangipanne, Ylang Ylang, Stephano-
tis, Opopannx, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet,
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
And all other odours, of the finest quality only.
Celebrated EauS de Cologne
is strongly recommended, being more lasting anp
fragrant than the German kinds.
ATK INSON S
OLD BROWN WINDSOR SOAP
celebrated for so many years, continues to be made
as heretofore. It is strongly Perfumed, and will be
found very durable in use.
ATKINSON'S BEARS' GREASE, COLD
CREAM, SACHET POWDERS, TRANSPAR-
ENT GLYCERINE SOAP, ROSE TOILET
POWDER, TOILET VINEGAR, VELOUTINE,
WHITE ROSE TOOTH PASTE,
and other specialties and general articles of Perfu-
mery may be obtained of all dealers throughout the
World, and of the Manufacturers,
;. & M. AT. Ng1O7 0 ,
.24, OLD BOND STREET, LONDON, W.
PRICE LIST FREE ON-APPLICATION.
CAUTION.-Messrs. 1. & E. ATKINSON manu-
facture their articles of one and the best quality
only. Purchasers are cautioned to avoid counter-
feits by observing th each article is labelled with
the Firm's Trade ,iark, "a White Rose on a
Golden Lyre;" printed in seven colours.
April 11, 1876-12m If
"Eau" of Dr. Holtz for
T1iiS1 WATER is of .n entirely vegetahl-
composition, and its use is quite inofe
Thanks to this peculiar quality which gives it
no rival, D[. IIOLTZ'S Hair Dye has not the
disadvantage of the other preparations which
give tothe hair an unnaturally vulgar color.
Guided by his medical knowledge and his
great chemical experiences, l)DR. HorTZ has
succeeded in the discovery of plants, which give
the richest balsamic dyeing and curative essen-
ces, and it ik by this study that he succeeded to
compound a dye which may be styled as the
Regenerator by <.., 177, ,. ,: fhe chevelure.
GENERAL WAREHOUSE, IN PARIS,
La Correspondance Parisenne,
4 Rue de la 'acherie, 4.
6 39 4
6 39 4
6 39 4
6 42 4
6 42 4
6 44 4
7 3 Fl. Mn., 6h 0m p.m.
26th after Trinity. '
THE BERMUDA ROyAL GAZETTE is published
every Tuesday by DONALD M'PHEE LEE,
Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent
AT HfS OFFICE,
North-west Corner of Reid and 'Burnaby Streets,
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will be
printed at the shortest notice.-Agent
at St. Georges for the Royal Gazetle,
JAMES THIEs, Esqr., Post Master General.
Supplement to the Bermuda Royal Gazette, Hamilton, Tuesday, November 20, 1877.
[From the Royal Gazette Extra of Friday last.]
PROROGATION OF THE
Colott iE Parliamen it.
SPEECH OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE
ERNOR ON THE OCCASION.
To-day, Friday, 16th November, being the day
appointed by His Excellency Major-General Sir Ro-
BEET MICHAEL LAFFAN, K.C.M.G., R.E., Governor
and Commander-in-Chief for Proroguing the Colo-
nial Parliament, His Excellency, accompanied by
Lady Laffan-who only arrived some two hours
before in H. M. S. Himalaya from England-came
down to the Public Buildings at 1 p.m.
A Guard of Honor composed of 100 men of the
46th Regiment, under command of Captain Grieve
and Lieutenants Eden and Falls, with the Queen's
Colors, was in attendance. As His Excellency
reached the entrance to the Building the Guard
presented arms whilst the Band of the Regiment
played the National Anthem.
On entering the Council Chambers His Excellen-
cy was received by the several Members of H. M.
Council, Lady Key, Mrs. J. H. Harvey, Mrs. Mor-
rison and a number of other Ladies. Admiral Sir
Cooper Key, K.C.B., F.R.S.; Dr. Sinclair, P.M.O. ;
A. C. G. Lilly, 0. S. Dept.; Lt.-Colonel Gordon,
R.E.; Lt.-Colonel Bennett and Major Richardson,
46th Regt.; Capt. Fisher, R.N., and a very large
number of other officers of the Army, Navy, Com-
missariat, and some of the Clergy were present.
The Provost Marshal General having been direc-
ted by H is Excellency the Governor to request the
attendance at the Council Chambers of the House
of Assembly, the Members of the Honorable House,
headed by their Speaker-the Honorable Samuel
Saltus Ingham-were soon in attendance, when
His Excellency delivered the following gracious
Speech in a clear and impressive manner :-
Mr. President and Honorable Gentlemen of the
Legislative Council; !
however that next Session the Legislature
will be able to arrive at such an agreement
as will provide for a public audit of these
accounts, as a public audit must always
prove more satisfactory in every way than
any private audit can ever be.
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of As-
I have to thank you on Her Majes-
ty's behalf for the supplies you have vot-
ed for the Public Service. It is too early
as yet to form any definite opinion as to
whether the Supply Act will suffice to meet
all our requirements, but I trust that by
a judicious exercise of economy we may be
able to reach the end of the present year
without a deficit.
With respect to one measure passed by
your House-the Resolve providing for the
erection of a Clock Tower in front of your
House of Assembly-I have been glad to see
in it the earnest of a desire to beautify and
adorn your capital with useful public works,
and I trust that though the Resolve has
not been passed this Session by the Hon-
orable Legislative Council owing to its not
having been proposed as part of the gene-
ral estimates of the year, we may be able
next Session to make timely provision for
this necessary public work.
Mr. President and Honorable Gentlemen of the
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of
When you meet again there are many
subjects which will earnestly call for your
attention and I would suggest that they
might be studied by you with great pro-
fit during the coming recess. Our Admin-
Hitartise Maohifer and-our-Legislativenrac-
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of ice require to be amended in many par-
Assembly, ticulars-especially in those which concern
I am come here to-day to prorogue Par- the management of financial affairs. Public
liament in accordance with the purport of Education is not sufficiently provided for
the Messages you have sent me that you and further legislation on this subject will
had no further business before you to en- be required. The system under which li-
gage your attention, and I feel a certain censes are granted for the sale of intoxi-
satisfaction in being able to release you from eating liquors requires careful study and
your Legislative labours though that satis- revision. The Police Establishments require
faction is largely alloyed by the reflection to be consolidated and extended so as to
how much. useful legislative work remains have but one Police Force in these Islands.
yet to be done before the frame work of Our Prisons require some improvements and
Government and the administrative machinery it is a matter of great regret that we have
of this Colony can be said to be settled on a not yet been able to establish a Public
satisfactory basis. I fully recognize however Hospital for the treatment of the sick.
that you have already attended to your Par- It is possible also that we may have
liamentary duties during the present Session, to reconsider the Act passed by you en-
long after the time which it has been usual titled Act No. 6 of 1877 An Act to pro-
to fix for the prorogation and that your vide Salaries for the Chief Justice and the
presence is now imperatively required else- Attorney General. It is possible that that
where to enable you to attend to impor- Act may not be confirmed by Her Majes-
tant private affairs. I hope those private ty-and it would therefore only be prudent
affairs will not have suffered from your close on our part to consider before hand what
and protracted attention to your public du- should be done here in the event of the
ties, and I trust that between this and the Act being disallowed. In connection with
commencement of next Session we shall all this question I think it right to call your at-
be able to study carefully and maturely tention to the numerous postponements I
how best to carry out many useful meas- have found it necessary to order in the Ses-
ures and many necessary reforms which are sions of the Court of General Assize. Ow-
urgently called for in the interests of the ing to our late Chief Justice having thrown
public service. up his appointment in Bermuda to accept a
I have observed with much satisfaction better paid one in another Colony our Su-
among the measures which you have passed preme Court has been deprived of the ser-
this Session some useful Acts which will I vices of its only professional Judge, and-
feel sure help to promote and advance the guided by the opinion of Her Majesty's At-
prosperity of these Islands. torney General and of the Honorable Execu-
The Clergy Act of 1877 has made pro- tive Council-I have thought it necessary to
vision for the maintenance of our religious defer the Sessions of the Court from fortnight
establishments for the next five years and to fortnight in the daily hope that every suc-
has thereby ensured our having ample time ceeding mail might bring me the announce-
to prepare carefully and calmly any further ment of the appointment of a successor to Mr.
Legislative enactments connected with Church Wood and of the probability of his speedy
matters which may be called for when that arrival among us, but I regret to say that
period shall have expired. in this respect my hopes and expectations
The Act establishing a Board of Works have been disappointed and I fear we may
will, I trust, enable the Executive Govern- be compelled to face the difficulty of open-
ment to provide for the maintenance and ing the Court without the presence of a
improvement of our Public Buildings and professional Judge. I have reason to believe
for the erection of any new edifices that that this grave inconvenience has arisen from
may be sanctioned by the Legislature in a the difficulty experienced by the authorities
more efficient and economical manner than at the Colonial Office in getting any com-
was possible under the system which had petent person to accept the appointment of
previously obtained, and it will at the same Chief Justice of Bermuda for the small sa-
time I hope prove the means of obviating la'ry you have thought fit to provide for that
those misunderstandings between the Legis- office, and I would earnestly impress upon
lative and Executive branches of the Gov- your consideration whether it is prudent or
ernment which have delayed so many useful wise thus to limit the range of selection in
measures. providing an occupant for this important post
The New York Steam Subsidy Act I and thereby rendering it possible that it
consider to be the first fruit produced by might be filled by some one of inferior
the creation of the Board of Works. The capacity and learning.
maintenance of regular steam communication And noiv Gentlemen I will bid you, in
with New York is of primary importance your collective capacity, farewell for a time
to the agricultural interests-and indeed I -but during the coming recess I trust I
may say to every interest of these Islands shall be able to see many of you in your
-and I feel sure that the Board of Works in own neighbourhoods-and that I shall have
carrying out this Act will use every effort to the aid of your local knowledge and ex-
prove itself worthy of the confidence re- perience in the efforts I shall make to be-
posed in it by the Legislature. The annual come personally acquainted with the re-
sum placed at its disposal is small as com- quirements and the wants of your several
pared with the extent of the service to be localities.
provided for, but nevertheless I trust that
the Board of Works will be able to provide A MONSTER DEVIL-FIsH.-The steamer Cortes,
an efficient Steam communication with New from St. Johns,Newfoundland, is expected at New
York without exceeding the amount of the York, bringing the largest sea monster ever cap-
Parliamentary Grant. tured. Persons who have been skeptical of the
The Resolve you have passed for the enormous size to which the devil-fish developed
completion of the Light House at St. David's will have a chance to throw aside their unbelief.
Island will enable the Light House Com- This newcomer is 40 feet long. For a year past
missioners to complete that useful struc- the proprietors of the acquarium have made efforts
ture and have it efficiently at work at an to secure a large one, not expecting, however, such
early date, and we may reasonably hope that success as they have met with in the present cap-
by providing for the greater security of the ture. The monster now coming was caught at
sh frequenting our waters it may be Catalina, Newfoundland, on the 1st Octr. It was
shipping frequenting our waters it may be driven upon the coast during a severe gale, and
the means of saving human life and pre- while in an exhausted condition was secured by
serving valuable property and so promoting two brothers named Keals, taken to St. Johns, and
the welfare and prosperity of this commu- thence shipped to this City. By actual measure-
I have been pleased to see that by their
action on the Audit Bill both the Legis-
lative Houses have recognized the fact
that the present arrangements for Auditing
Public Accounts are defective and require
amendment. I have been sorry however to
find that owing to a difference of opinion
between the two Houses as to the manner
in which an effective audit should be
provided you have been unable to pass
any Audit Act this Session. I trust that
next Session we may be more fortunate,
and in the meantime to satisfy my own
mind and to ,enable me with a safe con-
science to sign Warrants authorising pay-
ments from the Public Treasury, I have
appointed Mr. Morris Frith, with whose
skill as an accountant you are all I be-
lieve well acquainted, to be my private
Secretary for the purpose of assisting me
to audit before payment those accounts
and claims which are not audited at present
by the Quarterly Audit Committees. I hope
ment it is 40 feet 6 inches between extremities, from
the point of one of its arms to the end of its tail.
The body is 10 feet long. A tank will have to be
built for its reception, and 200 gallons of alcohol
will be needed to preserve it from decay.
ANOTHER ARcTIC EXPEDITION.-The Times, Oct.
6, states that it is the intention of Sir Allen Young
to have the steamer Pandora refitted, with a view
to another start for the Arctic regions next Spring.
He will probably try the Spitzbergen route.
Mrs. Elizabeth Webber, who died of hydropho.
bia in Boston the other day, was bitten through the
nail of the second finger of the right hand, on July
31, by her own pet dog. Pains in her arm appeared
on Sept. 28, which she attributed to rheumatism ;
they increased, and physicians called it "a bad cold."
Even after she turned away from water with aver.
sion, and her throat had swollen frightfully, so that
she gasped for breath, the physicians persisted that
it was not hydrophobia. She was carried to the
City Hospital, strapped to a mattress, and barking
like a dog. She died in three quarters of an hour
after her arrival. The hospital physicians unani-.
mously pronounced the disease hydrophobia.
From the "Academy" September.
Memorials of the Discovery and Early Settlement of
the Bermudas or Somers Islands, 115-1685. Com-
piled from the Colonial Records and other origi-
nal Sources by Major-General Lefroy, R.A., C.B.,
F.R.S., &c., sometime Governor of the Bermudas.
Vol. I., 1515-1652. (London: Longmans & Co.,
The early settlement of a colony which some
writers have thought Shakspere refers to in the
Tempest as the "still vexed Bermoothes," which
Edward Waller has made famous in his poem
of the ",Battle of the Summer Islands," and
of which Andrew Marvel has sung .so sweetly in
those beautifully descriptive verses beginning
" Where the remote Bermudas ride," cannot fail to
be interesting; and we must say that justice has
been done to the subject by Generhl Lefroy in this
handsome volume of "Memorials" now before us.
There are, it is true, a few points in the early his-
tory of the Bermudas which the author has not been
able to clear up entirely, but this has been caused
through the occasional want of completeness in the
documents he has consulted. He does not seem,
however, to have been aware of the private collec-
tions in this country containing papers relating to
his subject, some of which have already been made
known to the public through the valuable Reports
of the Historical Manuscripts Commission.
It is well known that the colony not very long
after its first settlement was infested with rats,
which in the space of two years had increased to
such an alarming extent that they filled not only
those places where they were first landed, but
swimming from place to place spread themselves
into all parts of the country, insomuch that there
was no island but it was pestered with them ; and
fish were even taken with rats in their bellies.
These silly rats" had nests in almost every tree,
and burrowed in most places in the ground like rab-
bits. They devoured everything that came in their
way-fruits, plants, and even trees. Where corn
was sown, they would come by troops in the night
and scratch it out of the ground; nay, they so
devoured the fruits of the earth that the people
were destitute of bread for a year or two. Every
expedient was tried to destroy them. Dogs were
trained to hunt them, who would kill a score or
more in an hour. Cats, both wild and tame, were
employed in large numbers for the same purpose .!
poisons and traps-every man having to set twelve
traps-were brought into requisition; and even
woods were set on fire, to help to exterminate them.
Every letter written at this period by the plague-
stricken colonists contains some account of the
dreadful scourge :-" Our great enemies the rats
threaten the subversion of the plantation," wrote
Bryan Cave in July, 1616, to Mr. Thorpe, one of
the Adventurers for the Somers Islands. Rats
are a great judgment of God upon us," wrote an-
other colonist, a year later. "At last it pleased
God, but by what means it is not well known, to
take them away, insomuch that the wild cats and
many dogs that lived on them were famished."
There was universal joy at the sudden removal of
such destructive vermin, and the all-but despairing
planters were enabled once more to resume their
neglected occupations with spirit and energy.
Tobacco was for a long time the staple commodity
of the Bermudas. The prosperity of the whole col-
ony was in early days almost entirely dependent
upon the judicious management of this trade, and
the amount of duty to be paid to the king was na-
turally a most important consideration to the
planters. In April, 1627, the king himself offered
to buy all that the planters should bring into Eng-
land, but the price fixed was not considered by
them sufficient to maintain so many people," and
so the offer was refused altogether with one joint
and full consent." A year later we find upwards
of sixty poor planters petitioning the Privy Coun-
cil against an imposition of 9d. per pound demanded
by the Custom House, alleging that tobacco had
fallen in price, and would not yield 9d. per pound
clear, although no duty was paid to his Majesty
upon it. But we do not see the most important pe-
tition of all on this subject in the Memorials."
On June 4, 1628, a petition was read from the
planters to the House of Commons, upon which a
committee was at once appointed to report upon
the whole state of the case to the House, who there-
upon ordered that a petition from themselves be
drawn up to the king, which was duly presented on
the 20th of the same month. This petition, con-
taining as it does an account of the colony at this
period, deserves attention. The House of Com-
mons beseech his Majesty, in discharge of the trust
committed to them, to take into consideration the
heavy pressures of the Adventurers and planters of
the Somers Islands, who having about fifteen years
since first discovered the place, obtained a patent
from King James and divers privileges, to encou-
rage them to attempt the plantation and fortifying
thereof, which, with much labour and hazard, they
have at length effected. About 2,000 people have
been transported from hence, many houses and
churches have been built, and forts and castles fur-
nished with ordnance and ammunition. For sup-
port of their annual expenses, those islands yield at
present nothing of value but tobacco, which is so
overcharged that great numbers of the planters are
in danger '" utterly to perish." The particular
grievances, in which the common liberty of the
subject is concerned, are represented to be twofold.
It is contrary to law and directly against an ex-
press grant in their patent, that the planters should
be taxed more than five per cent. upon their
goods imported, whereas nine pence per pound is
demanded for customs upon their tobacco, when
they ought to pay but three half-pence per pound;
and upon the exportation of the commodities which
they cannot sell they are denied a return of any
part of the imposition, though all other merchants,
"both strangers and natives," receive back what
they have formerly paid. The king is therefore
prayed to grant the planters of the Somers Islands
such relief as is agreeable to his princely justice,
and may encourage them and others in the prose-
cution of similar designs. The upshot of this peti-
tion was that on July 11 following a warrant was
issued to abate threepence per pound of the duty:
which was followed in the next year (Sep,, 1629) by a
royal declaration that only threepence duty should
henceforth be paid for every pound of tobacco im-
ported from Virginia and the Somers Islands.
The Bermudas were included among those islands
in the West Indies which Parliament ordered should
" be reduced to the obedience of the Commonwealth."
The Council of State also ordered that the Govern-
ment of the Somers Islands should be settled on
Captain Forster and his Council, as the Company
in England had already appointed; and that the
persons of Captain Turner, the late Governor, and
Mr. Viner, the Minister, be secured and sent to
England with proofs of their crimes and misde-
meanours. The Rev. William Viner was dead and
buried in December, 1649, a month before this or-
der; he was afterwards designated by the Council of
State as a "scandalous Minister," because, we sup-
pose his religious opinions differed from those of
that August body. Instructions were soon prepare.
ed for reducing the islands, and "Bermudas, which
may be gained without much strength or difficulty,
[was] to be primarily attempted." Orders were
likewise given to withdraw the former oaths, and
administer to all the chief officers and commanders
"those now to be taken." There is no account of
the surrender of the island, but no doubt it
took place in the course of 1651, for on New
Year's Day, 1652, Governor Forster and his Coun-
cil wrote to the Somers Islands Company describe.
ing the colony as having been in great distress,
which had been timely though indifferently relie-
ved by a Dutch vessel with necessary commodities;
that they were in great despair of any other supply;
that their summer crop of tobacco had been mostly
blown away by a great wind," and therefore the
Governor had given leave to the inhabitants to
trade with the Dutch ship. The colony was only
in want of encouragement from England to be in
peace and quietness, and loudly complained of be-
ing termed in an Act of Parliament rebels and
traitors, the odium of which they desired might be
taken from them. This account of Bermudas tra-
ding with a Dutch vessel was greatly resented by
the Company. They at once represented the pre-
judice thereby to the commonwealth in loss of about
1,5001. in customs, and desired liberty to proceed
against those planters who had thus exported their
tobacco, and also to seize any Dutch ships within
We should have preferred seeing the titles only
of the Acts of Assembly of the Colony referred to,
where necessary, in the body of the book, so as not
to overload the more readable portions of it; and
to have found the Acts themselves printed altoge-
ther in an Appendix. They form a valuable addi-
tion to the history of the Bermudas.
The word printed axte at p. 346, described in a
foot-note :as perhaps an abbreviation, stands for
a[nneJxte-viz. 1 you shall receive in a note annex-
ed." The word which is legible enough but baf-
fles interpretation," at p. 426, and which in a foot-
note is printed inscinduaryes, is, we think, meant
for incendiaries: thus the passage reads The jug-
glings of these two mothes of this plantation,
incendiaries for whose favor the company and coun-
trye have daylie suffered The word incendiary was
frequently used at that period as a term of reproach
but it did not necessarily mean that the person re-
ferred to was guilty of arson.
In an account of a Militia riot which took place
in 1627 there is a curious reference to the challenge
of a guard, who cried Kivilaugh." or Ki-vi-la"
-i.e. Qui va la?" and Stand !" a cry which the
author says is still claimed for England, and car-
ries us back to the gates of Dunkirk, and perhaps
to those of Calais when lost to the English.
General Lefroy speaks enthusiastically of the
healthy air of the Bermudas and its wonderful
effects upon the English constitution, notwithstand-
ing the supposed injurious frequency of intermar-
riage. He affirms that the climate deserves all the
credit given to it by the early settlers; and he
names the descendants of Governor Tucker, who
died in 1625, the Penistons, Outerbridges, Triming-
hams, Trotts, and other representatives of the first
colonists, as being as fine specimens of physical
strength and stature as England herself can pro-
We take leave of these interesting Memorials,"
satisfied that a second volume of them, which Gen-
eral Lefroy has promised will be as welcome to a
numerous body of readers as the present one.
W. NOEL SAINSBURY.
THE RINDERPEST.-Mr. Henry J. Winser, United
States Consul at Sonneberg, Germany, has been inves-
tigating this subject, and sends an interesting report
to the Department of State. It is difficult to destroy
the poison of the Rinderpest. It attaches readily to
all substances, and may be communicated for an inde-
finite period. Hides, dry or salted previous to ship-
ment, or frozen and salted after shipment, if from in-
fected animals, carry the infection to foreign ports,
and can destroy animals there. Mr. Winser says that
the poison will not only propagate itself by means of
meat cattle, but will attach itself to sheep, goats,
dogs, cats, fowls, pigeons, &c. Hay, straw, leather,
wood and even the earth are media for its dispersion.
It is easily carried about by clothing, especially wool-
len garments. Upon all these objects the poison ad-
heres for a long time without losing its active princi-
ples. The German Government have enforced such
stringent laws in reference to the sale of infected hides
that no fear of exportation to foreign countries need
be entertained.-Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper,
September 8th, 1877.
[The Gentleman, whose report from Germany to the
Department of State, Washington, above alluded to, is
a Bermudian.]-Ed. Br. R. G.
[Inserted in the Bermuda Royal Gazette by Request.]
THE CAUSE OF RIOTS.
"Honor thy son and thy daughter."
In a sermon recently preached on "Stilling the
Noise of their Waves and the Tumults of the People,"
(Psalm lxv. 7), was incorporated the following extract
of an editorial by Hugh Davy Evans, Esq., in 1852.
As it will apply to many other localities, it de serves an
extensive circulation. L.
In the city in which we are writing, the general
subject of conversation just now is the increase of
rowdyism-" an incipient riot." What can be the
cause of so strange a phenomenon ? The plain an-
swer is, The want of a proper education-the absence
of government from the family. A child is permitted
to have his own way in everything, because it is of no
consequence, and we may as well be quiet; a boy, be-
cause his spirit must not be broken. What spirit?
The spirit of self-will, of self-indulgence. Christ died
that man might have the means of breaking that very
spirit. It is the very devil, world, and flesh, we re-
nounce at our baptism. The parental authority was
granted by God, that parents may aid in that great
work by commencing it before the child has sense
enough to understand its necessity. There is no
knowing what a man will not do who does not know
how to curb his desires. How is he to learn to curb
them, if he is permitted to give them free course as a
Man is the creature of habit. The child is father
to the man." The child accustomed to disobey his
mother, grows up to disregard the law. The child
who gratifies all his desires and whims, without regard
to the wishes of those about him, grows up to gratity
his passions in like manner. The child sweeps oppo-
sition from his path by mimic violence, which is sub-
mitted to because it is troublesome to correct him, and
then grows up to use the pistol, club, knife, instead of
his own infant fist.
The great evil of our age and country is insubord-
ination-the unwillingness to submit our wills to that
of any other being. We forget GoD, and we defy the
law as the mere expression of the wills of our equals.
The only remedy for this evil is to retrace our steps,
and return to the old system of education, in which
children were ruled by authority, and not, as is now
presented, by reason- a faculty yet undeveloped, and
if developed, an insufficient guide.
After Christ was found by His parents, He went
down with them to Nazareth, and was subject unto
them." The subjection to which He submitted can-
not degrade our children. We must teach them, and
compel them, to be subject unto us. If we do not we
must sow the wind and reap the whirlwind. How
shall a mother meet in that day the son whom she has
left ungoverned in childhood, and who, in consequence,
has become a murderer ?
His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh has
distinguished himself as the best shot at the run-
ning deer set up by the officers of the Meditterran-
ean Squadron to relieve the monotony of Besika
Bay. A small charge was made for each shot, and
the Duke, to his intense satisfaction, walked off
with the money, having madelmore hits than any
other officer of the squadron.
An Anti-Malaria House to Let-Handsomely
furnished, English basement, brown stone front, hot
water furnaces, open fireplaces in each room. Ap-
ply on the premises, &c., &c., is advertised in a
New York Paper.
From the Bermuda Colonist, November 14.
On Sunday last, for the last time, the men of the
Royal Irish Fusiliers attended the celebration of
Divine service in the Garrison Chapel. Immedi-
ately after the afternoon service, in the presence of
a 'congregation of about four hundred persons-
principally men of the Regiment-the Color-Ser-
geants of the Regiment, preceded by Sergt.-Major
McAuliffe, waited upon the Rev. James Bellord, by
whom they were met in the body of the Church.
The Sergt.-Major in a few well chosen remarks to
the comrades assembled explained the object for
which they had met, and then read the following
St. George's, Bermuda,
11th Novr., 1877.
From the Non-Commissioned Officers and Men of
the 87th R. I. Fusiliers.
To the Rev. JAMES BELLORD, R. C. Chaplain to
Her Majesty's Forces.
DEAR REVEREND FATHER,
The time having arrived when duty calls us to
leave these Islands, we, the undersigned, on behalf
of the N. C. Officers and men, desirous of ex-
pressing our gratitude for the self-denying manner
in which you have discharged the duties of your
sacred office during the time that GOD has willed it
our happy lot to be entrusted to your pastoral care
-take this opportunity of tendering this little to-
ken of recognition which we earnestly request you
to accept, not for its intrinsic value but as a mark
of the esteem in which you have been held by your
We have witnessed with pleasure your piety, pa-
tience and zeal in administering spiritual comfort
to your people. We have found you in the hospi-
tal, guard rooms, prison, barrack rooms and pulpit
-ever ready to do good. You have rooted out the
drunkards and reclaimed many. To you is very
largely due the great decrease of intemperance in
the Regiment. To you is due the great religious
training implanted in ourlittle children. You have
been the dispenser of numerous charities, not only
in straining every effort to supply our spiritual
wants-but in a great many instances in supplying
the temporal wants of your poorer people-which
entailed a great pecuniary expenditure.
We have witnessed with pleasure that you have
so successfully merited the esteem of all with whom
you have been associated, from the gallant Colonel
down to the humblest soldier, independent of sect
or calling. We have observed that you have done
in a space of three years what would appear equiv-
alent to a life time's labour-in looking after your
scattered little flock through the various islands,
and your increasing vigilance in giving your artis-
tic aid towards getting the Hamilton church in
While we profoundly regret our approaching se-
paration we rejoice at the success which has attended
your efforts; and that you may be always blessed
in the exercise of your sacred ministry, will be our
ever unceasing prayer; and we fervently promise
as long as our noble Government supply such men
to look after our spiritual welfare the sons of the
soil from which our gallant regiment is recruited
will be ever ready to meet the enemy with the same
spirit with which their forefathers were animated
-and we, the soldiers of the Fusiliers, shall feel it
one of our happiest moments when our generous
Sovereign calls us to defend the honor of that noble
country whose arms we carry with pride.
Dear Reverend Father, we now say good bye,
and only part to pursue the remainder of our
course through that difficult path of life-through
which may God ever, guard you.
(Signed,) T. McAuliffe, St.-Mjr. 87th R.I.F.
John Flannigan, Sergt. I. M.,
A. MeDonnald, Cr. Sergt. A Co.
]Thbs. King, B "
Ed. Cole, C "
John Mitchell, D "
John Ware, E "
Terrence Curran, F "
Pat. Curran, Sergt. H "
Sergeant Major McAuliffe then presented Father
Bellord with a morocco purse containing thirty-four
sovereigns, and stated that the men of the Regi-
ment were desirous that it should be expended in
the purchase of a chalice, or a vestment or some
other article that would serve as a permanent testi.
monial of their love and esteem for their chaplain.
Father Bellord ascended the steps of the reading
desk and made an impromtu reply to the men of
the Fusiliers. He thanked them for their address
and their present, but modestly disclaimed the
warm expression of admiration with which the ad-
dress glowed. Now that the Regiment was about
to go from Bermuda, he was afraid that he had not
been so faithful as he could have wished. He com-
plimented the men on their good behavior during
their sojourn here, and hoped that they would take
care to continue steady, sober and well behaved up
to the time of their final departure. He wished
them a prosperous voyage on their way home, and
promised to remember them at God's altar eachday.
Father Bellord's reply-of which the above is the
merest skeleton-was very appropriate to the cir-
cumstances of the occasion, and it was a most grati-
fying spectacle to witness the hearty concord that
exists between the Chaplain and his men.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
SIR,-Will you please to give the following pub-
licity in the next issue of your valuable paper :-
In the Colonist of Wednesday last, 14th instant, I
noticed a letter signed George Horn Browne accu-
sing me of a fraudulent transaction, in connection
with the late Boat Club Regatta. In the first place
I must inform the said George Horn Brown that if
he attended the meetings of the Club in a temper-
ate manner he would have known who the meas-
uring Committee were. Messrs. Leslie, Minors and
Peatty comprised the measuring Committee, and I
had no voice in the matter at all. The Boat I en-
tered for the 2nd Class Dingy Race was the "Sun,"
but unfortunately I could not get her in time;
and there were only two other Boats entered,
viz., the Havana," better known as the "German
Weed," and the "Rover," I asked permission of
the whole of the members to be allowed to enter the
"ICecilia" as she was the smallest entered in the 1st
Class Dingy Race by Mr. Pearson,-when it was
unanimously agreed upon. Mr. Pearson entered the
Boat Cecilia" last year and he also entered the
Boat in the same name this year. If there was any
suspicion about the boat being larger than the one
last year it was the duty of the measuring commit-
tee to measure the boat during the 4 days she was
waiting down here at St. Georges. I never saw
the Boat before it came to St. Georges when Mr.
Pearson very kindly allowed me to enter her to
make up the race.
But it was not before the next day that a person
who has tried to gain admittance to our Club-but
failed-assembled together at his store two of the
members, and wrote a protest against the Cecilia,"
getting it, signed by George Horn Brown and
Peatty, thinking if they could connive in any way
the disqualification of the Boat "Cecilia" the cup
would be given to the Havana." Upon the pro-
test being received by me I sent it to the President
of the Sailing Committee and I also gave Mr. Les-
lie instructions to find out in Hamilton all the par-
ticulars about the said Boat and report the same to
the sailing Committee. I would strongly advise
George Horn Brown and his co-agent to be careful
how they mention in public print assertions that
can be proved against them for it is already known
the position they occupy in Society.
Secretary St. George's Boat Club.
St. George's, Nov. 19, 1877.