BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 50.-Vol. L. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUAS. 24s per Ann
Hamilton, Bermuda, Tnesday, December Il, 1877.
iTpHlE Ladies of ZioN METHODIST CHURCH,
Hamilton, intend having
1 Christmas Tree,
The 19th and 20th of December,
In the School Room of Church.
A variety of Articles, both Useful and Fancy,
suitable for Holiday Presents, will be offered for
Sale. Among these will be found a very Choice
selection of Books. These have come by the
" Sir George F. Seymour," direct from Eng-
land. and haie been selected specially for this
'occasion and wvill be sold at most reasonable
'['e Sale will open at 12 o'clock of each day
JDAMIS SON6d.-Children half
Rtfreshrr ents in abundance.
Hamilton, Deer. 10, 1877.
New Winter Goods.
TES. UNDER SIGTND,.
Has Just Received ex '* Beta,'
A Large Assortment of English and Scotch
Carefully Selected for the present Season,
which will be open for Inspection on TI'HIUIS-
DAY fith instant and to which he invites public
attention, at his Old Stand No. 39, Front street.
ALEX. J. FRITH.
Hamilton, Dec. 3rd, 1877.-3
H. A. James,
Received by the last Steamer
FROM NEW YORK,
A Fine Assortment of Silver
Consisting of :-
CAKE BASKETS, Card RECEIVERS
I Butter DISHES, Sugar DISFlEd, (with
ruby and frosted Glass), CASTORS, Pickle
JARtS, Napkin RINGS, CUPS, GOBLETS
SPOONS, FORKS, &c., &c.
These Goods are heavily Plated and finely
finished. Cor. Ft. St. and Chancery Lane.
Hamilton, Deer. 3, 1877.-l1m
John B. Newman,
Reid Street, Hamilton,
(Nearly opposite the Royal Gazette" Office.)
General Harness Maker and
Carriage TRIMM ER and UPHOLSTERER.
MATTRESSES made to order.
N. B.-Neatnes, Strength and Punctuality
Guaranteed at the above Establishment.
Hamilton, Dec. 1st, 1877.-3m.
A New Assortment of BOOTS and SHOES
Just Received at Nos. 46 & 47, Front
jMrs. J. N. Jones, of Boston
S prepared to Instruct Ladies in the art of
CUTTING by Measure, from Chart, in
general use by Tailors and Dressmakers in
America. Machine STITCHING and Dress
PLAITING done to order. And for Sale a few
of the improved Paris PLAITERS, with in-
structions for use.
At the Residence ofJ. C. KENEY,
November 26, 1877.-6
A Bay Mare by Knight of
h I Kars."
About 15.3 up to 15 stone, quiet to ride and
in Harness, with good action, very docile and
quiet with troops, has been ridden by a Lady.
This Mare just brought out from England is
to be sold as the owner being quartered on Ire-
land Island has no use for her. Any trial or
Veterinary examination allowed.
And some Horse CLOTHING.
J. ROSE VINCENT, Esq,
The Casemates, Ireland Island.
Deer. 3, 1877,-2
Offer on Accommodating Terms,
Choice Garnet Reds.
A few Barrels of a new Seed Potatoe called
A hardy variety and great Producer.
B. W. WALKER & CO
Hamilton, Dec. 3rd, 1877.-2
PER ELIZABETH AJNN,"
5 days from P. E. Island,
163 BLS. Garnett POTATOES
1U 94 Ditto Minnesota DITTO
100 Ditto Jackson DITTO
6 Tubs BUTTER
12 Crocks DITTO, 15 lbs. each, Superior for
12 Kits SAUSAGES
12 Ditto SALMON
20 Bags Pearl BARLEY, 20 lbs. each
20 Ditto OATMEAL do. do.
All of which is offered at a very low Figure
Apply to EDWARD WOLFF,
Or to C. H. ROBINSON.
45 Front Street, H amilton, 2
4th Dec., 1877.
In great Variety.
For Sale by
Cor. Front St. and Chancery Lane.
December 4th, 1877.--1m.
7, 1 Boots & Shoes,
Also SLIPPERS in great variety
LAMPS of the latest improvement,
TIN and HARDWARE
SHiEETING and Fancy PRINTS.
J. N. JONES,
Five Doors West of Gazette" Office,
In James Richardson's Store.
Hamilton, Nov. 20, 1877.
The Comfortable and Pleasantly
In the Town of Hamilton, now occupied
Mr. N. 0. DURHAM.
Possession given 5th January 1878.
J. E. EVANS,
At the Painter,
Next Cor. of Queen and Reid Street.
Hamilton, Novr. 19th, 1877.
That desirable Property in Paget
At present occupied by MAJOR WILKINSON
D.C.G. Possession given 1st January next.
MR. M. S. HUNT,
November 3, 1877.
Completely furnished, with Out-
houses, Stables and Coach House, 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.
In the Town of Hamilton,
j A Furnished Two Story
*Dwelling HO USE.
Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
HIamilton, Sept. 25th 1877.
NEW WATCHES, Lockets, Brooches, Fin-
h ager Rings, Ear Rings, Sleeve Buttons,
Charms, &c., &c.
At 1!. A.JAMES,
Cor. Front St. and Chancery Lane.
Deer. 4th, 1877.--lI
Fo UMDo UT
C0. H. ROBINSON
45 Front Street, Hamilton,
Keeps on hand the Largest, best, and most
Varied Stock of Havanah and other
in the Colony.
The Largest Assortment of
To be obtained. Consisting in part of English
Bristol Birds Eye, Vanity Fair, Gold
Leaf, Fig, Twist, Log Cabin,
"Love among the Roses,"
A Full Assortment
Manilla CHEROOTS, very Superior
1 Friction MAT'' I ES Cigarette HOLDERS
Scotch and Black SNUFF,
And every requisite for the Smoker, Chewer or
C. H. ROBINSON,
45 Front Street, Hamilton.
D)eer. 4, 1877.-3
A VARIETY OF
And a Choice Selection of BOOKS
Xmas and New Year
Just Received, and For Sale at the Stationery
Store adjoining the Royal Gazette" Office.
IIamilton, Dec. 4, 1877.
Is Prepared to Supply
Soda Water, Lemonade,
Ginger ALE and other Aerated
At the Shortest Notice, at any part of the
Islands, West of the Causeway.
Orders for the above will be Received at the
",TA I AND GARTE'I" Tavern (Late the
"I i'ITiOPOLITAN") Queen Street, .and at
qis Store near the Commissariat Buildings, Eastt
J. W. ADKINS.
October 9th, 1877.
,|lRY that New TOBACCO, H. A. GRAN-
I THAM has for Sale now at No. 46 & 47.
It is nice.
A LIBERAL RE WARD will be
given for the Conviction ofthe 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.
somerset, November 9, 1877.
W, 0, F. BASCO
REID STREET, HAMILTON,
Has Received a supply of
FOR THE TEETH
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-
BlIEL, Ludgate ltill, London.
SE)DADENT, or Cure for Toothache
CORALITE TOOTH PASTE, for Cleansing
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
WVllTE GUTTA PIERCIIA 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.
North of Trinity Church,
A LL Persons having DEMANDS against the
Estate of the late MRS. ADRIA ANNA
GILBERT IHILL, of Hamilton Parish, are re-
quested to forward the same to either of the
Undersigned on or before the 31st day of Decem-
ber next; and all Persons Indebted to the said
Estate will please make payment by that time.j
A. B. HilLL,
'. A. OUTERBRIDO(E,
November 5, 1877.
'7ETEZ iN,,Y STT^^ON,
Reid Street, WVest of Royal Gazette" Office.
Office flours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton, Octoberr 26th, 1876.
T E Undersigned having re-
ceived a Patent CHIMNEY SWEEP-
ING M -\CIIlNE from New York, is prepared
At Moderate Rates in any part of the Island.
I Hamilton, \pril 2nd, 1877.
"g -. s
rgoit 5 1E0
TylE Bs v.YiUD.4
T 2 P
BO2 ,AN D A T.
Are in a state of forwardness at the Office of
the Royal Gazette."
Persons desirous of using the former as au
Advertising medium will please forward their
Notices as early as possible. Hotel, Tavern,
Boarding and Lodging House Keepers, would
do well to use it for their notices as the circula-
tion of the Book has become very extensive
not only in Bermuda, but abroad-every Visitor
to the Island securing one copy at least, and some
of them three or four for their friends in other
RATES OF ADVERTISING.
Page 30/ 1 page21/ 6 page 16/ }page 12/.
W. 0. F. BASCOME, M.D.,
REID STREET, HAxrAMITON.
Protection a )ais.vt FI4E
4'T THE MOST MODERATE RATES
Can be obtained from the
PHOENIX INSURA NCE COMPANY
the "of London,
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices in Great Briotel, Tavernain.
Offices in Great Britain.
30TH NOVEMBER, 1877.
Royal Gazette Office,
Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets,
Through the IBRANCH OFFICE in these Is Executed wi
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item. At the Stationer
RISKS taken both on HEAL and PERSONAL
PROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months. Always on hand,
No FEES and no CHARGE for Policies.
N. A. BUTTERFIELD, l3so, Cricket
Halton, SeptembAgent. Nov. 14, 1876.
Hamilton, Septernber 9th, 1865, Nov. 14~ 1876.
ALL KINDS OF
ith Neatness and Despatch.
y Store adjoining the above
, every variety of Articles in
ing GEAR, <,c.,
- -a--- *V-
Between Bermuda & New York
THE present agreement for maintaining
Steam Communication between Bermuda
and New York being about to expire :
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that all
Persons disposed to Tender for the above Ser-
vice are to cause their Tenders to be delivered
at the Office of the COLONIAL SURVEYOR, in
Hamilton, Bermuda, on or before
The 31st January Next.
Among the conditions which will be requir-
ed to be fulfilled will be the following:-
1.-The Contract will be made for a term *of
FIVE YEARS AND NINE MONTHS, from th-
31st March, 1878, terminable by either party
on the 31st March of any succeeding year, 6n
giving six months' previous notice. '
2.-A voyage to be made from each of the
Ports of New York and Hamilton once in
every week for ten consecutive weeks from
15th April, or such other date as may be
fixed for each year by the BOARD OF WORKS,
and once in every fortnight at the least dur-
ing the remainder of the year, at such dates
as may be fixed by the BOARD OF WOiRKS.
3.-The Vessels must be Steamers of not less
than 700 tons burden, exclusive of engine
and stoke room and of bunker space, and of
space alotted for the accommodation of the
crew, with an average speed of not less than
eight knots per hour and a draught of water
not exceeding 161 feet when fully laden, and
with comfortable accommodation for not
fewer than 40 First Class Cabin Passengers.
4.-The Contracting parties will be required
to make regular and periodical departures
from New York and from the Port of Ham-
ton, Bermuda, respectively, on stated days,
to be named by the BOARD OF WORKS, and
the Steamers must stay in each of the Ports
above mentioned not less than seventy-two
hours on each and every trip. The service
must be continuous and regular, but in the
event of any actual disability on the part of
the Contracting parties owing to unforeseen
causes to run the regular Steamers at the
appointed dates, other Steamers, equal in all
respects to the regular approved Steamers,
must, under a penalty of 50 for each de-
fault, be put upon the line within one week
of notification of such disability having
reached New York, and the Contracting
parties will, on approval of such substituted
steamer by the BOARD OF WORKS, be entitled
to the payment of the full proportion of
5.-The Contracting parties will be required
under a penalty of 50 to have any iron
steamer which may be accepted for this ser-
vice by the BOARD OF WORKS thoroughly
cleaned whenever in the judgment of the
Board such cleaning may become necessary
for the proper and effective performance of
6.-Before accepting any Steamer for the per-
formance of this service the BOARD OF
WORKS will have her thoroughly inspected
and reported on, and any vessel accepted
will be subject to periodical inspection ac-
cording to Law. The BOARD, however,
does not bind itself to have every steamer
that offers for the service examined.
Copies of the Law on this subject may be
obtained at the following places:
AT;NEW YORK-The Messrs. MIDDLE-
TONS, 40 Exchange Place.
AT BERMUDA-The COLONIAL SECRE-
7.-Mail Bags will be delivered to the Mail
Officer of the Steamers at One P.M. of each
day appointed for departure.
8.-The Earnings of the Contract Steamers for
the Year of 1876, were, irrespective of Sub-
sidy, for freight and passage money only,
9.-THE BOARD does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any other tender.
H. A. GRANTHAM has just Received
S an Importation of TOBACCO
at the Sign of the Big Cigar, 46 & 47, Front
Printing & Stationery.
SERMITDA BOYAL GAZETTE
EXTRACT from "I ETEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VA TIONS t ken under the direction of the Principal
Nodical Olffcer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
Wind Temperature previ
9 a.m. 24 hours.
- 0 Ce
NE 5 62-6
NE 2 65'9
SE 1 71-1
sw 1 72-6
N 2 65-1
NE 1 70-6
N 3 66-1
High reading of Barometer during the week
Average for the week ... ...
Hamilton, Dec ember 11,
Court of General Assiz
Honorable EUGENIUS HARVEY, and Ho
TEMINGrAit, Assistant Justices, presi
The following Indictments were laid
Grand Jury by S. BROWNLOW GRAY,
The Queen vs. Frederick Luchenbach.
&c. True Bill. Tried and acquitted
The Queen vs. John Thomas Lamb. L
receiving stolen goods. True Bill.
found not guilty.
The Queen vs. Samuel Lawrence Smith
Richardson, Joseph Benjamin Smith,
Tyne. Riot and Assault. True Bill.
found guilty. Richardson and the t
of Riot and Assault. Tynes of Riotc
Thomas Ward Kelly, Plaintiff, vs. Rich
Ponton, Defendant. Inquiry of Dama
diet for Plaintiff, 7 16/.
Thaddeus McCallan, Plaintiff, vs. Wm
Fisk, Defendant. Verdict for Plainti
Adjourned to Friday the 21st inst., at
when those convicted will be brought
Dec. 6-Brigt. T. H. A. Pitt, Ingham, Sh
assorted cargo to T. H. Pitt.
10.-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, Nem
sorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
Dec. 7-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, NewI
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEOR
Dec. 3-Schr. Franklin, Davis, from New
to Galveston, in distress ; railroad iron, &
W. C. Hyland & Co.
4-Schr. J. J. Harris, Hudson, from Jere
New York; logwood.-Agent, J. S. Da
5-Brig Prioress, returned from sei
-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
10-R. M. Steamer Beta, Shaw, St. Tho
&c.-Agent, J. M. Hayward.
Dec. 10-R. M. Stmr. Beta, Shaw, Halifax
In the R. M. Steamer Beta, from St.
Mr. and Mrs. J. D. Dickinson, 2 children
vant, Mr. C. W. Nieder.-2nd Cabin, Mi
In the Mail Steamer Canima from Ne
Rev. Dr. Eames and Mrs. Eames, Ge
Graham and Mrs. Graham, Colonel N
dred, Mr. and Mrs. M. Hollies, Mr. a
Smith, Mrs. Sherwall, Miss S. A. Yates,
ley, Miss E. J. Thompson, John Harn
M.C.P., Messrs. J. A. Barron, and J. P
Cabin, P. Moultrie, wife and child, M.
Du Seiv.-Steerage, J. Silva.
In H. M. S. Simoom for England :-
rison, R. E. and Mrs. Morrison, YMrs. St
2 children and female servant, Miss Schur
pers R. E. and 1 private 87th R. I.F.
Excelsior hence at New York on 5th ins
The Schr. Franklin, Captain Davis, froe
bound to Galveston, arrived at St. George
inst., in distress, having lost sails, rigging
vitriol,and vessel leaking very badly; men
all the time, and much exhausted. Her ca
road iron, powder, marble, hay, &c., is beii
ed.-Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
The Schr. J. J. Harris, Captain Hudsoi
mie bound to New York, with logwood also
Georges on 4th inst., leaking ; is on the m
repairs, and will get away again in a few da
J. S. Darrell.
The Brig. Prioress, which left the Port
ges on the 2nd inst. for England, returned
on the 5th inst., leaking badly, with all h
pumps and four feet water in the hold. T
just undergone large repairs, and is again
her cargo of phosphate, for further examine
Hull.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
The remains of the schooner "Mary
which was destroyed by fire on the night of
the harbor of St. Georges, was sold on S
at auction, as it now lies at the bottom o:
and was purchased by Mr. J. Lusher for
condition, that the same should be remove
days, or such further time as the Mayor a
tion might extend.
H. M.'S. Argus, left for Halifax, on 1st
H. M. S. Siris, arrived from England
on 4th instant to relieve H. M. S. Eclipse,
H. 31. S. Eclipse left for England yeste:
H. M. S. Simoom, arrived from Barbi
instant, and left pn the 8th for England.
The Satellite was to clear at London
on 23rd November.
The Honorable John Welsh of Phila
been appointed, by President Hayes, Ui
.Minister to the Court of St. James.
have left on the 1st instant for his new j
It is said that Minister John Wels
w writing a modest letter to a friend, if
says, that the call on him by the Pres
smaprise to him. He adds that he is m
cian, has never been a seeker fou office
that one has been conferred upon him,
that it had not fallen to the lot of soi
" Nevertheless," he says, as hitherto
deavour to retain the kind feelings -
been so freely shown for me by being
country and to my God."
TAz Loss O F THE UNITED STATES SHIP
In the House of Representatives on th
Mr. Sherriff of Alabama, asked leave to
lution reciting that the loss of the "H
attributable to unseaworthiness; that of
were now being repaired and in a like
and that it was poor economy to repair
and directing the Secretary of the Navy
work on Naval vessels now being repair
hiding for the appointment of a board ti
the several Navy yards and inspect all
The "old hulks" are said to be almost
tW In consequence of the Meet and Finish of the
Bermuda Hunt Club at Clarence Hill to-day, it has
been again found necessary to postpone the meeting of
the Prospect Garrison Croquet Club until next week.
SRain. THE WAR IN TURKEY.
The Turks still hold Erzeroum, and Mukhtir an-
g enounces that if the Russians get it, they must fight
o Inch. for it. The reinforcements he received so opportunely,
Sr just when he was about to leave the place to its fate,
- -- enable him to speak more confidently. The Russians
0 about a week ago, showed some disposition to go into
45'0 0'00 winter quarters, and to struggle no longer against the
45'0 0"00 natural impediments of snow and storm which they
4130 0"00 found harder to overcome than the Moslem. They
56-5 0-01 had Kars which was something to show for their cam-
46-0 0-04 paign. The later reports are that they gained the
52-0 0-12 stronghold by bribing a Pasha, rather than by fair
fight and strategy. But the defeated have always
Total 0'21 some excuse for their reverses, and where the defeated
k. are Turks, charges of bribery are not uncommon.'
... 30-310 One thing by this time is pretty certain, that the Rus-
sians have Kars and are very pleased threat. The
latest reports indicate that they will not halt in their
(f^ T| plans, but will pursue them notwithstanding snow arnd
storm. They are bringing to Erzeroum the siege
artillery they used at Kars. Many of their guns are
187 t7 already in position, and in a few days Mukhtir may be
1877. once more put to his defence.
There has been fighting all around Plevna, though
e. Osman's army has not been seriously engaged. It
was believed that that warrior, if no relief came to
him from without, would have to cut through, as his
supplies must be getting very short and meagre. But,
dibleng J. so far, he has made no sign, and if he is gathering
dinbefore the himself together for a spring, he is doing it very quiet-
besore the ly. His friends however have been making some
Esqr., At- show for him. About the twentieth of November,
Sulieman moved his forces on the Loin and attacked
Larceny, the Czarwitch, and gained some advantages over him.
SHe has kept up his manoeuvres, and though no very
arceny and decisive success has been gained, he has taken Elena,
Tried and a place of some importance, and is able to menace
Tirnova, a position the Russians will do Rll they can
h, Jeremiah to keep. Suleiman's efforts are for a double purpose,
and James not only to keep the enemy before him from going
Tried and to recruit the forces more directly operating against
wo Smith's Plevna, but also to cut off, and turn back, raiding par-
only. ties which have got across the Balkans and are opera-
ting in his rear. The army which Mehemet Ali was
ard Thomas organizing for the relief of Osman had to fall back from
ages. Ver- its advanced position near Orchanie, and the Rus.
siane went in search of it, and haveliad three or four
. Augustus encounters with it on the roads between Orchanie and
.ff 18. Sophia. The result of these encounters has been
12 o'clock, partial and unimportant, though in the last two the
up for sen- Turks claim to have gained material advantages.
The operations in the rear of the Turkish forces and
in the neighbourhood of Sofia will become much more
ON. critical for them, if the vacillating Servians engage in
the fight. After much backing and filling, they have
ediac, N.B.; at last made claration which is deemed to mean
war, and they fix the twelfth instant as the time for be-
w York; as- ginning their operations in the field. Pressed as Tur-
key is on all sides, this accession to the number of her
active enemies, if accomplished, will make her position
York. more desperate.
.GE. The accounts ot all the operations above referred to
are very unsatisfactory. The Russians say very little
SYork bound of the movements they have in hand, and only per-
ke.-Agents, mit them to be written about when they are conclu-
ded, and the Turks also give brief reports of what they
mirre bound to are doing, and are generally the first to tell only of
arrell. their successes. A very clear and decided purpose has
Svery leay. been expressed by Lord Derby, and that was that Eng-
)mas; mails, land would not change her policy, nor in any way in-
terfere between the combatants, unless the free use of
the Dardanelles, or the occupation of Constantinople,
; mails, &c. were threatened by Russia. What England would do
then he did not explain, but left it to be implied that
Thomas : the contingencies referred to would be the limit of her
om and ser passive policy. The statement was made to a deputa-
ss Johan nes tion, and its purport is approved by the Times and
s Johannes Daily News, and seems with more or less satisfaction,
w York: to be accepted as inevitable for the moment, by the
neral L.: p press and public generally.
. B. S. El1
and Mrs. S. BAILEY'S BAY CHRISTMAS GAIETIES.
nett, Esqr., We are informed that our friends in Bailey's Bay
)atton.-2nd intend to enhance the usual festivities of the coming
Fereiro, M. Merry Christmas-tide"by holding a Grand Fancy'
Fair in the spacious Hall lately erected in that Pa-
rish, and will be most happy to warmly welcome all
Colonel Mor- their extensive circle of friends and acquaintances.
Lanley-Creek From our past experience on such occasions, we can
rer ; 2 Sap- assure the visitors, one and all, that while they will
meet with an abundant profusion of every requisite
tant.. to gladden the sight or delight the sense they will not
m New York fail to perceive the chief aim and object of all
s on the 3rd seems to be, that of promoting the comfort and
deck load of amusement of those who honor the gathering by
at the pumps their presence. We remember with gratification
argo of rail- and pleasure the delightful time we spent at the
ng discharg- Entertainment at Walsingham and are confident
that the attendance will be numerous and fashion-
n, from Jere- able, and that only those who do not take the op-
arrived at St. portunity of attending will be the disappointed
marine slip for ones.
ays.-Agent, On the same authority we are also informed that
the New Year will be ushered in by another "The-
of St. Geor- atrical Entertainment" given by the Amateur Dra-
l to that port matic Company of that Parish, but as this admir-
hands at the able corps is in such great favour with the votaries
he vessel had of the stage it is needless to expatiate on the treat
discharging wornay expect.
ation of t We would in conclusion strongly advise all our
Hanki readers to look eagerly in our next issue's adver-
E. Rankin". tising columns for the dates and particulars of these
Ist inst., in evets
t ,,, ...4 events.
f the harbor
4 with the
ad within 30
ados on 5th
He was to
post of duty.
)h has been
n which he
Aident was a
not a politi-
e, and now
, he regrets
me one else.
), I will en-
true to my
ie 27th ult.
offer a reso-
,d, and pro-
o proceed to
it new ves-
For the Royal Gazette.
WRITTEN IN MEMORY OF MRS. E. J. S.
Tis finished I the conflict is past
The heaven born spirit is fled
Her wish is accomplished at last
And now she's entomb'd with the dead.
No sickness or sorrow or pain
Shall ever disquiet her now,
For death to her spirit was gain
Since Christ was her life when below.
Her soul has now taken its flight
S To mansions of glory above
To mingle with angels of light
And dwell in the kingdom of love.
The coffin the shrowd and the grave
To her were no objects of dread,
On Him who is mighty to save
Her soul was with confidence stayed.
Then let us forebear to complain
That she is now gone from our sight
We soon shall behold her again
With new and redoubled delight.
WAR OFFICE, Novr. 23.-19th Foot-Captain
and Brevet Major G. Baldwin retires on a pension;
Capt. G. D. Michell retires from the Service, re-i
ceiving a gratuity; Lieut. T. B. Emerson, from the
Supy. List, to be Capt., vice T. D. Rew, retired on
a pension, Nov. 10, 1877.
Her Majesty, by Order in Council, has approved
of one Vice Admiralty Court being established for
the Leeward Islands, instead of maintaining the
several now existing.-Standard.,
A cable despatch from London says that Mr.
James Johnson Grieve (Liberal), member of Parlia-
ment for Greenock, has resigned.
An Ottawa, Ont., press despatch says Lord Diff-
erin will not leave Canada until next autumn. The
Duke of Manchester is mentioned as his probable
DEATH OF Rpv. DR. EAxES-We have the truly
melancholy duty to perform of announcing the sud-
den death last evening of the Rev. Dr. J. H. Eames,
which sad event occurred just as the Steamer Can-
ima, by which vessel he was a passenger, reached
her dock in this Town. We are indebted to Colo-
nel Eldred, also a passenger by the Canima, for the
subjoined particulars of the occurrence.
Dr. Eames, intended to spend the winter in Ber-
muda, and had volunteered to assist in the vacant
living in Sandys and Southampton Parishes, or
elsewhere where his services were likely to be ac-
ceptable ; but his kind intentions have been thwart-
ed by an overruling Providence.-Dr. Eames was
well known in these Islands, having spent some
months here a winter or two since for the benefit of
his health. The community in general will deeply
sympathize with Mrs. Eames in the severe afflic-
tion with which she has been visited.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR SIR,-By your request, I furnish the facts
concerning the sudden and unexpected death of an
esteemed gentleman and scholar, the Rev. Dr. J.
H. Eames, of Concord, New Hampshire, U.S.A.
It has been his misfortune, at all times, when at
sea, to suffer from sea sickness. Although the pas-
sage was unusually pleasant, yet the Doctor suffer-
ed very much from pain in his head, and had eaten
but little since he left New York. While the ship
was coming along the North Shore, the Doctor
dressed and came up into Companion Hall." I
told him his appearance indicated that he had
passed through a severe sickness. I supposed he
would recover from his exhaustion in a few days,
and feel as well as usual. I went on deck, and was
sitting near Mrs. Eames, when he sent for her, just
before we arrived at "Timlin's Narrows." Almost
immediately she came and said to me, the Doctor is
ill. I went without delay and he expired in my
arms at the dock.
Yours with respect,
N. B. S. ELDRED.
From the West Indies and Deme-
The Royal Mail Steamer Beta, Captain Shaw,
from St. Thomas, arrived at St. George's yesterday.
Captain Shaw has kindly sent us a file of St. Tho-
mas papers of the 5th instant, which supply us with
New York and European news of same date.
We have also received our usual exchange files
from the several West India Islands and Demerara.
H. M. S. *'Liberty," 8 guns, left Plymouth on
the 12th Nov. for a cruise in the West Indies, and
to return to England when accomplished.
We understand, says the St. Thomas Times, of
the 5th instant, that Mr. William Moore, the Pre-
sident of the new steam enterprise, between New
York and Venezuela, calling at St. Thomas, will
be a passenger in the first steamer, to inspect the
service, and to determine what appointments are
essential for the welfare of the Company. Nothing
will be done to militate against Venezuelan inter.
ests, as great support is expected from that Repub.
A letter from Antigua, dated 30th November
"The Government is considering the question of
blowing up the reef here and will probably invite
tenders for the work. It is stated that a party from
Saint Thomas has offered to do the job for 10,000
sterling. Fever and dysentery are very prevalent
here, and the Honorable Mr. Jarvis (executive
council) succumbed to its effects. The Island of
Nevis has formally entered the Union."
DEMERARA.-The weather continued distressing-
ly dry and both town and country are suffering
severely from its effects. In town good drinking
water was hardly procurable. With regard to the
sugar crop, it is believed if it can be taken off, it is
likely to turn out better than was anticipated. It
is under consideration to bring Chinese from San
Francisco to Demerara.
TRINIDAD.-The report gains ground that there
is to be a confederation of Trinidad, Grenada and
BARBADoS.-Commissary-General Swain, died
suddenly at his residence Myrtle Villa on the 23rd
Nov., of anneurism of the heart.
[By Telegram via St. Thomas.]
NEW YORK, 29th Novr.-In France, the Budget
Committee reports that the supplementary credits
obtained since the dissolution of the former Assem-
bly are illegal.
Marshal MacMahon has refused to receive a de-
putation composed of the representatives of the
In the French National Assembly, Nov. 30, M.
Raoul Duval denounced De Broglie's Ministry and
recommended submission to the will of the majority.
The Meeting.-There has been an interview be-
tween Marshal MacMahon and M. Gravy at which
the President assured the Republican leader that
Parliament was not threatened.
He also listened to arguments advanced in favor
of a Parliamentary regime, and at the same time in-
dicated the cause of his resistance.
The Reconciliation.-The "Times" Paris corres-
pondent looks upon this meeting as the first step to-
wards reconciliation between the Marshal and the
A New Ministry.-The Left anticipates that a
new Ministry will be formed under the Presidency
of M. Dufaure.
DEC. 3-The Marshal Petitioned.-A petition
signed by fifteen hundred Paris merchants and man-
ufacturers has been addressed to Marshal MacMahon
requesting him to end the present crisis.
Meeting of the LeJt.-At a meeting of the Left a
motion to oppose the passing of the taxes unless a
Parliamentary regime is accepted was carried by one
hundred and twenty votes.
NEW YORK, 4th Dec. -The New Ministry.-The
Paris journal "Le Temps" states that Marshal Mac-
Mahon has summoned M. Dufaure and entrusted
him with the mission of forming a new Cabinet.
Cause of the Interview.-The London Times"
Paris correspondent explains that the interview be-
tween Marshal MacMaeon and M. Dufaure was in-
duced through the latter having written that the
Left desired a revision of the constitution and a
guarantee against a second dissolution of the Assem-
DEC. 5.-In France the Budget Committee refu-
ses to vote the direct taxes. A motion by M. Rou-
her, for the discussion of the Budget on Thursday
Conformatory.-Paris news reiterates the state-
ment that M. Dufaure has been requested to form a
Two Life Senators.-M. Laroy, a Legitimist, and
M. Barot, a Bonapartist, have been elected life
THE WAR 1N TIHE EAST..-TREACHERY
AT% KARS CONFIRMED.
NEW YORK, 30th Novr.-The statement that the
fall of Kars was brought about by corruption is
NEW YORK, 3rd Dec.-From the seat of war in
Europe it is stated that the Russians have advanced
to the west of Plevna thereby commanding the
ground between the Orgustui and Isker rivers.
Evacuation of Towns.-The Turks after the cap-
ture of Pravetz by the Russians abandoned Novat-
chen, Screvena and Orchanie.
Russian Defeat at Kamarli.-NEw YORK, 5th
Deer.-News from the seat of war states, that Me-
hemet Ali has repulsed a Russian attack at Kam-
TIRNOVA.-Russians Repulsed. 3,000 placed Hors
de Combat.-Telegrams from Constantinople report
that a battle has been fought in the vicinity of Tir-
nova, resulting in the repulse of the Russians, with
the loss of three thousand men.
Later from the United States and
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
arrived at her wharf in this Town at about 3
o'clock last evening. She did not leave New York
till 6 o'clock on the morning of Friday, conse-
quently did not bring any later papers than the
afternoon of the 6th.
We are indebted to Capt. Liddicoat, Mr. Purser
Gale, Mr. Harding, and Mr. Doughty, of Canima,
and Colonel Eldred, passenger, for files of papers
of the evening of Thursday.
The European news via St. Thomas which we
give above is to the morning of the 5th. We glean
the following from the papers by the Canima.
Gold in New York on 6th 1021.
Shares Delaware and Hudson R. R. Co. 48.
The bodies of eight officers and sixty-three men
have been recovered from the lost U. S. Ship Hu-
The old established Banking House of Greene-
baun Brothers, New York, suspended payment on
the 6th instant.
Mr. Stanley, the African traveller had arrived at
St. Paul de Loanda and had met with a most gra-
cious reception by the Portuguese authorities.
Leon, the Mexican, has won his 50 hours' match
at London for $5,000 and a cup, riding a Mexican
Mustang, and his opponent, a Yorkshireman named
Newsome, an English thoroughbred.
GOwL DISCOVERIES IN BRITISH COLUMBIA.-SAN
FRANCISCO, Deer. 5.-A Victoria despatch says
British Columbia is excited over gold quartz dis-
coveries. In the Cariboo district a ledge has been
traced five miles, with a width from eighteen to
thirty-six. Assays from fifty feet below the sur.
face give $40 to $90 to the ton. An official report
from the Government engineer is expected next
ROME, Dec. 5.-The Pope, though still confined
to bed, is cheerful, and able to take his food regu-
larly. His leg is still very painful, and he also suf.
fers from pains in the loins, but he is able to give
audience in his bedroom. The new issue in his leg
has probably produced a beneficial effect.
The Steamer City of Berlin, one of the fastest of the
Inman Line, had been twelve days out on passage
from New York to Liverpool, and much fears are
entertained for her safety. She left New York on
24th Nov. The premium at Lloyds for insurance
bad advanced ten guineas on her eleventh day
It is stated by authority that Commodore E. K.
Collins, the founder of the first American Line of
Steam Ships is living in poverty. He is now
in the West quite broken down in constitu-
toin and in finances. His son John has also been
unfortunate in business.
UNITED STATES.-NEw YORK, Dec. 4.-The
President's Message to Congress.-President Hayes'
message at the opening ot the United States Con-
gress sustains the idea of the resumption of gold cur-
rency and declares that the foreign relations of the
country are good.
The Sugar Question.-In New York, the sugar re-
finers are agitating for repeal of Secretary Sherman's
Deer. 5.-ColouredSugars.-The Collector of Cus-
toms at Baltimore has reported that the seizure of
the Mississippi and Maniton is illegal. The impor-
ters of the artificially coloured sugar repudiate any
intention to defraud.
Insufficient Evidence.-The New York appraiser
has declared that the evidence is insufficient to war-
rant a seizure.
GREAT STORM IN ENGLAND;
What the Times Says.-The Times says :--The pre-
dictions of severe weather cabled from the other side
of the Atlantic early last week that a storm might be
expected on the 24th or 25th have been again fully
The Fury of the Storm.-" According to reports re-
ceived here yesterday, the wind attained the force of a
hurricane and wrought great destruction over the
British Islands and caused many disasters to shipping
along the coasts.
Inundations.--" Great tracts of land have been laid
under water by the extraordinary rainfall that attend-
ed the storm. This has proved very disastrous to ag-
ricultural interests, besides causing interruptions to
railroad and highway communication in many parts
On the South Coast.-" The Calais steamer which
put to sea during the beginning of the storm was
forced to return, as it was deemed impossible to cross
the English Channel in the face of the hurricane,
and the terrific sea that was raised by it.
At Deal and Torquay.-"At Deal the most terrible
gale ever experienced there prevailed during Sunday
night, and caused damage the extent of which cannot
be estimated as yet. At Torquay the lifeboat was
launched in response to signals of distress from vessels
in the offing and which were threatened with destruc-
tion by the force of the storm.
Floods at Bath.-" At Bath the flood rose thirteen
feet and inundated the adjacent country, sweeping
away everything within reach of the waters and des-
troying much property."
ENGLAND--Earl Derby's Speech.-In England
Lord Derby in reply to a deputation who questioned
him as to the safety of British interests connected
with the Russo-Turkish war stated that neither
Constantinople nor the Suez Canal were endangered.
The Press on Lord Derby's Speech.-Lord Der-
by's recent declaration concerning British interests
and the war is giving satisfaction to the English
press. The London Standard" commenting there-
on says that the situation is critical and needs great
LONDON, 5th Decr.-The stock of sugar at the
four home ports on the 1st instant was one hundred
and sixty-one thousand tons against eighty-eight
thousand for the corresponding period last year.
LONDON, Dec. 6-A Reuter telegram from Paris
says : "It is stated that negotiations between Pre-
sident MacMahon and M. Dufaure were resumed in
consequence of the steps taken by Senator Batbie."
[NOTE.-M. Batbie is probably acting for the
The Soliel states that M. Dufaure is willing to
conduct negotiations to the point of forming a Min-
istry, but is unwilling to accept office himself.
The Figaro names as among the probable Ministers
-M. Batbie as Minister of Justice; M. Waddington
as Minister of the Interior; Leon Say as Ministerof
Finance; and M. Christophle as Minister of Public
MANCHESTER, Decr. 6.-The Guardian's Paris
despatch states that a delegation of Elbeuf manufac-
turers called at the Elysee on Wednesday to present
a petition to President MacMahon, but failed to see
even a secretary. They were received and bowed
out by an usher and returned to Elbeuf with their
THE WAR IN EUROPE.
THE TURKS CAPTURE ELENA, WITH 5,000 PRISONERS
AND SIX CANNON.
LONDON, Dec. 5.-A despatch dated Adrianople,
Dec. 4, says: "A report has reached here that the
Turks have captured Elena, with 5,000 prisoners."
A Shumla despatch of Dec. 4, says: An enga-
gement took place yesterday at Ahmedli, on the
Tirnova road. The Turks are reported to have
been successful. Fighting is still progressing."
A special despatch from Pera to the Post says:
"Suleiman Pasha has captured Elena and six can-
non. He hopes to capture Tirnova shortly."
LONDON, Dec. 6.-A despatch from Rasgrad to
the Times says: "A Turkish division from Sarua-
suflar has crossed the Lorn and taken Popkoi. It
is now marching in the direction of Verboca."
The Turkish Victory at Elena.-A despatch from
Suleiman Pasha, dated Tuesday, confirms the re-
port of the capture of Elena, with eleven guns,
twenty ammunition wagons and three hundred pri-
soners. The Russian loss is estimated at three
thousand killed and wounded. The victory re-
moves all danger of an attack on the Hain-Bog-
haz Pass by the Russians, and consequently en.
ables ten Turkish battalions, which have hitherto
been guarding it, to join Suleiman Pasha's army.
Mehemet Ali's force is now confronting the Rus-.
sians southwest of Plevna, and only bad weather
prevents a general engagement.
WAR IN AFRICA.-WASHINGTON, Deer. 5.-
The United States Consul at Cape Town, in a dis-
patch dated 16th of October last, informs the De-
partment of State that a Kaffir war has broken out
in Kaffraria, on the eastern frontier of Cape Town,
and that all available troops and volunteers have
been sent forward. The telegrams so far received
from the frontier are vague and contradictory, and
it is impossible to gain from them a clear idea as
to the situation of affairs. The Governor has sent
a message to the refractory Chief Kreli, and the
Governor, Colonial Secretary, Commissioner of
Public Works, and Secretary of Native Affairs are
at present at King William's Town, giving person.
al attention to matters in connection with the war.
ATTEMPTED REVOLUTION IN GUATE.
A Desperate Plot Discovered to Assassinate the Mem.
bers of the Government-Seventeen Conspirators Ez-
PANAMA, Nov. 18, 1877.
A conspiracy against the government of Guatemala
and the life of President Barrios was discovered on the
1st inst., and seventeen of the conspirators were shot
on the plaza of the capital. The leaders were Major
Kopesky, a Hungarian adventurer, and Captain De
Leon Rodas, of the artillery; Jose Pavon, Enrique
Gerzman and Gabriel Agnilar, a priest. They had
formed an association with secret signs and passwords,
composed of a few soldiers and artizans, and they
reckoned upon a large discontented class for support.
The President and Ministers, although they had re-
ceived several warnings that something was on foot,
thought that the intimations conveyed to them were
idle tales, and it was not until Nov. 1, the day fixed
for carrying out the scheme, that they became aware
of the lull extent of the danger threatening them.
EARL BEACONSFIELD'S SPEECH.
LONDON, Nov' 10th.-The Earl of Beaconsfield,
whose health, it was feared, would not permit him to
attend, was able to be present, and in response to
the formal toast to Her Majesty' s Ministers,"
made a speech which disappointed all who expected
any decisive statement as to England's intentions.
It was almost a verbatim repitition of his remarks
last year at Lord Mavor White's dinner.
The Earl of Beaconsfield declared in strong terms
that the Government unswervingly adhered to the
declaration that they made at the beginning of the
war, that British neutrality must cease if British in-
terests were assailed or menaced. He believed
this policy of remaining neutral except in defence of
English interests was the best policy, not only for
England but for Turkey, as it had enabled Turkey to
display an amount of vigor and force which had dem-
onstrated her right to be recognized among the
Sovereign Powers, and had dissipated the formerly
current belief that her people were effete.
Although the independence of Turkey was a sub.
ject of ridicule a year ago, whatever might be the
fortune of war, her independence was now undoubt-
ed. With regard to prospects of peace he did hot
take the desponding views which some invariably
did on such subjects. He was encouraged not to do
so by the remembrance that the Czar had solemly
declared his only aim was the amelioration of the
condition of the Christians, while the Sultan had re-
peatedly expressed his readiness to grant reforms.
It might be said that there was a difficulty which
prevented the Czar and Sultan, although they entire.
ly agreed upon every subject, from establishing
peace, which they both desired. (Cheers and
Laughter.) He proceeded to combat the theory
that the war must be continued for the sake of Rus-
sia's military prestige. He could not understand
how that prestige suffered.
He did not consider prestige to be a question of a
single victory, which might be the result of chance,
it rather depended upon a government being able to
command the services of a brave and devoted people
and the Russian soldiers fully proved their posses.
sion of those qualities. He concluded -" The gov-
ernment have both hope and patience with respect
to the war, and I trust the time is not far distant
when, with the rest of the Powers we may eonit'ib-
ute to a settlement of the difficulties which may se.
cure the peace of Europe."
HORRIBLE AFFAIR AT A REFORMiATORY.
(From Vanity Fair.)
We are informed that the most horrible disco.
series have been made in the Jamaica Reformatory
for Native Boys, which is situated on a hill nine
miles from Kingston. Some time ago, under the
Governorship of Sir William Grey, a Baptist
clergyman was appointed superintendent of the re-
formatory, with a salary of 400 a year besides a
house and other perquisites. But these appear not
to have been sufficient for the reverend gentleman,
who applied the food allotted for the 400 poor boys
under his charge to fattening pigs for the market.
Meanwhile the little wretches were starved and
growing desperate-they actually fought with the
pigs for the food thrown to them. The miserable
creatures were neglected in every possible way. A
nasty insect, called' a tick, well known to every tra-
veller in the tropics, burrowed into their feet, and,
as the doctor had to look after his private patient,
the wounds which if examined in time would have
been trifling, became so serious that amputation of
toes or feet were necessary in no less than eighty
cases. Starved and neglected, the lads became un-
ruly. The offenders were then shackled together
in pairs and consigned to the cells, where some
were forgotten for three days and left without food
or drink. All this at last came to light by mere
accident. The boys were entrusted with knives to
cut down some guinea grass outside, in charge of
one warder only; they naturally used their liberty
to satisfy the cravings of hunger by plundering the
neighboring gardens. The owners did not dare to
interfere, but reported the matter to the Governor.
This led to investigation and reform, and we un-
derstand that Lord Carnarvon has, in a strongly
worded despatch, denounced this horrible affair as
a disgrace to the colony and to the whole govern-
The number of yards of cotton piece goods im-
ported into the United States from Great Britain
during ten months of 1877, were 55,817,900-
against 48,859,800 yards during the corresponding
period in 1876. And in linen goods for same pe-
riod in 1877, 71,291,800 yards, against 63,443,500
in 1876. This shows anything but a falling off
in the importations into the U. S. of those fabrics
from G, B.
HERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
R. E. v. REST OF GARRISON.
Played at Prospect on the 1st instant with the result
as below. By the kind permission of Colonel Bennett
and the Officers of the 46th Regiment the Band of the
Regiment played a charming selection during the af-
REST OF THE GARRISON.
Lt. Carpenter, A.D.C.. b Corpl. Risk................... 8
lt. Holloway, 46th, run out........................ ........ 0
Dr. Ring. A.M.D., c Booker, b Wood.................... 2
Lt. Radcliffe, R.A., b Wood...............................30
Sergt. McLintic, A.M.D., b Risk.......................... 5
Sergt. Murray, 46th. b Wood.............................. 6
Lt. Ireland, 46th, b W ood................................... 0
Lt. Young, 46th, b Wood.................................... 4
Pvt. Clarke, 46th, run out.................................. 4
Pvt. Snell, 46th, not out..................... ................... 9
Pvt. Davis, 46th, st. Rawson, b Wood.................. 0
Captain Heneage, b McLinti.............................14
Lt. Wood, c Clarke, b Carpenter.......................... 9
Lt. Von Donop, not out......................................55
Lt. Rawson, run out........................................ 10
Lt.Bor, not out......... ....................................... 11
Total 106 for 3 wickets
Lt. Hellard, Corpls. Risk, Brooker, Evrall and
Blancheflower to bat.
PROSPECT GARRISON v. ROYAL NAVY.
Owing to rain, this match was not commenced till late
in the afternoon of the 7th inst., and hence there was not.
time to finish the game, which ended in a draw, greatly
in favor of the Military. Score:-
Lt. Carpenter, A.D.C., e Dawson, b Hayes.............18
Dr. Ring, A.M.D., c Hayes, b Dawson..................30
Lt. Wood, R.E., run out...................................41
Lt. Von Donop, R.E., c Warren, b Hayes...............14
Lt. Rawson, R.E., b Dawson............................... 4
Corpl. Risk, R.E., b Dawson................................. 7
Capt. Allatt, 46th, b Login................................. 0
Lt. Young,. 46th, b Mudford................................14
Lt. Bor, R.E., c Mudfoid, b Dawson.....................14
Pvt. Sullivan, 46th, b Dawson............................. 1
Pvt. Clarke, 46th, not out............................... 0
Lt.-Hayes, st Rawson, b Wood................ 0
Dr. Brown, c Sullivan, b Von Donop............ 3
Lt. Chamberlain, b Wood...................... 0
Mr. Mudford, b. Von Donop.................. 1
Sergt. Warren, R.M., c Wood, b Von Donop.... 2
Lt,. Login, not out........................ 3
Lt. Pelly, not out.. ......... .... ... ... 2
Mr. Matthias,stRawson, b Wood.............. 0
Total for 6 wickets 11
ROYAL ENGINEERS v. ROYAL NAVY. t
Played at Prospect on the 4th inst., and resulted
in a victory for the Sappers on the 1st innings by 1
34 runs. Lt. Von Donop got six of the Navy
wickets for eight runs, and Mr. Dawson in the
R. E. second innings got nine wickets for eleven
runs-sic transit gloria mundi /
Capt. Heneage, c. Davis, b.
-Lieut. Wood, b. Aitcheson 21
Capt. Coddington, b. Ait-
Lt. Von Donop, b. Login 18
Lieut. Rawson, b. Dawson 0
Lieut. Bor, b. Dawson 0
Lt. Wilkinson, b. Dawson 4
Lt. Brady, b. Aitcheson 1
Lt. Hellard, b. Aitcheson 0
Lt. Nicholls, b. Aitcheson 6
Corporal Risk, not out 4
b. Dawson 7
6. Dawson 2
c. De Crespigny, b.
c. Login, b. Dawson 2
b. Dawson 6
c. Chamberlain, b.
b. Dawson 8
c. Williams, b. Daw-
b. Dawson 0
not out 7
c. Savile, b. Login 3
Lieut. De Crespigny, c. Von Donop, b. Wood.. 0
Lieut. Savile, st. Rawson, b. Wood ............ 3
Lieut. Login, b. Von Donop .................20
Capt. Aitcheson, b. Von Donop................ 1
Lient. Davis, b. Von Donop .................. 4
e Mr. Rawson, l.b.w., b. Wood .................. 2
Lieut. Chamberlain, not out ...5........ ...... 5
Dr. Fitzgerald, b. Von Donop ................ 0
Mr. Mayston, c. ,oddington, b. Von Donop .... 0
Lieut. Holland, c. Brady, b. Wood ............ 0
Mr. Williams, b. Von Donop ................... 2
THE HALIFAX AWARD.
A GREAT SURPRISE AT WASHIIINGTON-IS THE DECISION
WASHINGTON, November 25.-The amount awarded
by the Fishery Commission at Halifax under the
twenty-second article of the Treaty of Washington, is
a great surprise to the Government. The amount of
$5,500,000 as compensation for the privileges granted
under the eighteenth article of the treaty, of taking
fish of every kind except shell fish, on the seacoasts
and shores and in the bays, harbors and creeks of the
provinces of Quebec, Nova Scotia and New Brunswick,
and to land upon said coasts and shores to dry the
nets and cure the fish is regarded as altogether too
large. Of course it is only about one-third of the
sum which the British agent at first claimed before
the commission, but a less sum even than the award
was expected in the face of the extraordinary claims
put in by Great Britain. A very important question
promises to grow out of the decision of the com-
mission, which may be considered by this Govern-
menlt but which, so far as now known, has never been
submitted to it. A year ago or so, in the debates in
the British Parliamient on the fishery question, atten-
tion was palled to the construction of the twenty sec-
ond and twenty-fourth articles under which the fishery
arbitration was to be conducted, and it was then main-
tained that it would require the Commissioners to be
uIanimous in making the award to render it binding
on our dovernmeit to pay the gross sum within the
twelve months exacted by the twenty-second article.
The language is: 1 And any such sum of ,money
..which -the said Commissioners may so award," &c.
It appears from the decision made at Halifax that
the said Commissioners did not all participate in it,
but that only a portion of them made the award, the
American Commissioner voting against it. As the
treaty does not provide for an arbitration where a
majority of the arbitrators are to decide, it is assumed
that there ,has not been a decision which will be bind-
ing on this Government. Whenever this question is
presented officially it will be seen whether this Gov-
-ernment confirms the views which were taken in Par-
A NEW CURE FOR CONSUMPTION AND DEBILITY.-
A New York Herald reporter states that on a recent
visit to the slaughter house at the foot of 39th
street, he there ascel tainted that the drinking of hot
Blood fresh from the ox, is becoming a favorite re-
medy for consumption and debility, and diseases
,and complaints of a kindred nature. At first, it is
stated,most people are afraid of it, but they get to
like it after a while, when they find it is doing them
PRESENTATION AND SUPPER.-The staff-sergeants
and sergeants of C. Battery, Royal Artillery, and
several friends entertained Quartermaster-Sergt. A.
Hatcher with a supper on Friday evening, 26th Oct.
on the occasion of his being promoted to brigade
quartermaster-sergeant. The gathering was presi-
ded over by Sergeant-Major Pockney, and a pleas-
ant evening was spent, during which the health of
the guest of thb evening was heartily drunk with
many wishes for his future success on his promo-
tion. On Wednesday, 31st October, the officers,
non-commissioned officers, and men of the battery,
assembled for the purpose of presenting him with a
very handsome testimonial in the shape of a silver
tea service, as a token of deep respect and esteem
for his services during the time (nearly 19 years)
he has been connected with the battery. The pre-
sentation was made by Captain F. B. Knox, who
spoke very highly of him in every respect. Quarter-
master Sergeant Hatcher responded in suitable
Forty persons composing a vigilante committee
are on trial at Scranton, Pa., United States, on a
charge of manslaughter, for the killing of three
persons in that city on the 1st of August last dur-
ing the railroad troubles. As the prisoners com-
prise many of the leading men of Scranton, the trial
naturally attracts a great deal of attention.
An illegal voter was astonished yesterday, says
the New York Herald, of the 28th November, at be-
ing sent to the Penitentiary for a twelve month.
In the old Ring days he would have received a nice
Mexican frontier news is getting interesting, so
says the New York Herald. Three companies of
our cavalry are chasing Indians in Mexican terri-
tory. Gen. Ord has been ordered to Washington
for consultation with the War Department, and
Mexico is sending forward troops to oppose the
crossing of Escobedo.
An order has been granted says the Herald by
Judge Lawrence directing the creditors of William
M. Tweed to declare the amounts owing them.
Who will represent the city on the occasion ? The
object of the application is said to be to enable
Tweed to escape under the Insolvent Debtor's act.
Plevna has been called -" another Sebastapol."
A correspondent of The Standard, of London, just-
ly says that it bears more analogy with Metz, with
Ihis reservation, that the investing army are very
far from being handled with the ability which di-
rected German operations, while there is no reason
to suppose that the gallant garrison will have their
efforts paralyzed by the treason, the cowardice, or
the folly of their leader. On the other hand, to
military students one of the chief features of in-
terest in the Plevna situation must be the strong
probability that Osman will, before long, demon-
strate what ought to have been the conduct of
Bazaine at Metz. Nothing but criminal folly could
induce him to crouch behind the earthworks he has
so gallantly defended, until the splendid veterans
he commands have to yield to famine.
IS SHE FOR THE CUBAN PATRIOTS.
NEWPORT, R.I. Nov. 22.-The vessel suspected
of being for the Cubans is he steamer Estelle, built
at Bristol this summer. She lies in the stream off
Bristol, and near by is the Samuel Dexter with
guns mounted. The Estelle has not got her clear-
ance papers, and the Collector of this place, by or-
der of the Treasury Department, refuses to give
them to her unless she presents an inspector's cer-
tificate. The local Board of Inspectors of Steam
Boilers have refused a certificate on the ground
that her boiler is larger than allowed by law.
This, of course, is not the real reason. The Gov-
ernment, until satisfied she is not intended for the
Cuban insurgents, will refuse to let her get up
steam, and the cutter will remain at Bristol until
further notice. She was built for Herman Kobbe
of New York. No doubt exists that she is for the
Cuban officials. Her builder states that she re-
cently ran 50 miles in three hours, and can be made
to go faster. She is 120 feet long and will carry
EMIGRATION TO LIBERIA PROM THE UNITED STATES.
-The American Colonization Society has sent to
Liberia since the close of the Southern war, 3,137
colored persons, and is now preparing to despatch
another expedition on the 2nd January next. A
portion of the colored citizens of Mississipi have
memorialed Congress for an appropriation of $100,-
000 to enable them to move to Liberia.
The English steamer John Middleton, 1200 tons
burthen, left New York for Greece, (doubtless
for Turkey), on the 24th ultimo, with a cnrgo of
carbines, cartridges, &c., valued at $1,425,125.
Great destitution is anticipated among the New-
foundland settlers in Anticosti this coming winter,
and applications for relief have been made to both
the Newfoundland and Quebec governments.
The latest suggested application of the telephone
is for deep sea soundings, which, it is thought, will
lead to a more accurate knowledge of the bottom of
The total cost of quelling the rail-way riots in
Pennsylvania last summer, which has been paid.by
the State, is 206,009.
The fate of the "Resoluda" or what becomes of ves-
sels condemned in Bermuda and refitted.
A HAULIFAX BARQUE LOST.-A despatch received
yesterday from St. John's, Nfld., states that the
barque Resoluda, of this port, Capt. Lawrence, from
Bett's Cove, for Swansea, had sprung a leak, and
foundered at sea. The crew had arrived at St.
John's, Nfid. The Resoluda was reported in our
shipping columns as arrived at Swansea on the
19th inst., from Betts' Cove. She was formerly a
Spanish vessel and was purchased at Bermuda last
winter by Capt. J. M. Allen, of Halifax.-Halifax
Chronicle 27th Nov.
It is stated in the Army and Navy Gazette'
of Nov. 17, that Captain H. A. MacKay, R. A.,
died at Bermuda on 21st October of yellow fever,
Captain MacKay, died at Jamaica-not at Bermuda.
FREIGHT AND PASSAGE BOAT TO IRELAND ISLAND.-
It will be noticed by our advertising columns that
Steed's Yacht "Union" is still on the line between
this Town and Ireland Island, and from her known
punctuality is deservingkb.encouragement.
BIRTH, in Pembroke Parish, December 10th, the
WIFE of Dr. C. W. T. Smith, of a SON.
DIED, at her residence in Warwick Parish on Tues-
day last, after a long and painful illness, which she
bore as a christian, ELIZA JANE, widow of the late
Mansfield Smith, Esqr., aged 50 years. She has left.a
large family to mourn the loss of an affectionate mother,
sister and aunt.
SA merican Cow
-now giving Milk.-For particulars apply to
r'PO 1'FT & COX.
Hamilton, Deer. 11, 1877.-Ipd
EW SUPPLIES CIGARS-Both Havana
L and other Cigars cheap lor Cash, at 46 &
47 Front Street, the sign of the "Big Cigar."
The 13th Dec. inst., at 12 o'clock,
The Bull "COLUMBUS,"
The property of the Public of Bermuda, and
sold by order of the Agricultural Committee
appointed in 1870.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, Dec. 3, 1877.
A. GRANTi AM has just Received a
New Lot of Choice Havana CIGARS at
the sign of the Big Cigar," Nos. 46 & 47 Front
9ui- t ton ate.
W 7WILL BELL,
at ubic auction,
JUnder the Big Shed,
At 12 o'clock,
On Thursday next,
50 BLS. Garnet Seed POTATOES
50 Bls. Minnesota POTATOES
50 Sugar Cured HAMS
15 Drums CODFISH 5 Hlf Chests TEA
20 Barrels Early Rose POTATOES
Bags Pearl BARLEY Bags OATMEAL
Kits SALMON and SAUSAGES
5 Dozen GOBLETS and TUMBLERS
GRENADINES Dressing CASES
Glass MUGS China MUGS BOOTS
Window SHADES PENKNIVES
Straw and Felt HATS Paper COLLARS
Drill PANTS SHIRTS NECKTIE '
TRIMMINGS Small Lot BROADCLOTH
7 Large heavy plate Looking GLASSES
35 Small light plate Do. Do.
2 Sewing MACHINES, 1 quite
new, never used
1 Milch Cow,
Calf 2 Months off.
Ex Stranded Schr. Clara,
1 MAINSAIL 1 TRYSAIL
1 STAYS AIL 5 Pieces ROPE
1 SEXTANT 1 QUADRANT
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, Dec. 11th, 1877.
For Benefit of Owners, Underwrit.
ers and all Concerned.
On Thursday next,
13th inst., At 12 o'clock,
ON DAVENPORTS WHA.7,
300 BALES HAY,
(More or less),
Damaged by Seawater on board the Schooner
Franklin," Captain Davis, put into this
Port in distress on a Voyage from New
York to Galveston.
W. C. HYLAND,
St. Georges, 10th Deer., 1877.
Ireland Island and Dock
STEED'S YACHT "UNION,"
L EAVKS Hamilton for Dock Yard, daily
(Sundays excepted), at 9"30 a.m. and
Returning-Leaves Dock Yard at 12 M. and
SIGNAL FLAG-Red Flag with St. George's
Boats not carrying this Flag have no connect.
tion with the Mail Service, and Passengers and
those Freighting are warned against those claim-
ing that their Boats are in the same employ.
December 10, 1877.-2pd
ITHE Subscriber requests all Persons IN-
e DEBTED to him to come forward and
Settle their BILLS by the 15th of this Month;
all not Paid by the above date will be placed in
Legal hands for Collection, without respect to
Hamilton, Dec. 10th, 1877.
Not younger than 14 years,
To the Blacksmith Business.
F. W. VOSSMER,
Smi hery, Hamilton.
November 27, 1877.-2 3p
At the Old Stand
The Schooner "J. W. Peasley,'
With a Full Cargo of
Which will be Sold by Public Auc-
tion at the Wharf on arrival.
Full particulars will be given in Handbills.
Hamilton, Deer. 11, 1877.
Genu ine 'eneriffe Onion
TiHE Undersigned have made arrangements
for obtaining a quantity of the genuine
Rled and White Teneriffe
For the Season of 1878,
And have a List open for enrolling Names for
the Engagement of it.
Early Applications are requested.
J. T. DARRELL 4. CO.
Ilanilton, December 11, 1877.-6 3p.
Xmas Cards and New
Years for 1877.
A NIC E ASSO RT.M ENT 0 F
C('t CR, 'It' H ^Kkg t3 E
Just Received and open for
T 'I'll IS DAY.
MOT'TORS for Frames and Book
Anil a variety of Christmas Presents and New
C. H. IROBINSON.
No. 45 Front Street,
Hamilton, Ilth Deer., 1877. 3
Bermudian copy twice.
At the Christian Knowledge Society
A Fine Collection of
And for Sunday School LIBRARIES.
With the usual assortment of
FOR THE SEASON.
S. NELM RS.
Tower, Ilamilton, Ieer. 11, 1877.
Dr. 'Tfhos. If. Outcrbridge,
Surgeon and Mechanical
Will visit St. Georges Professionally on every
MONDAY, and may oe found at the Rooms
in Kent Street, lately occupied by Da. A. J.
December 4th 1877.-3 Sp.
J/lrt Union of London,
444, WEST STRANI), W.C.
THE RIGHT' liON. LORD HOUGHTON,
THoMAS SIMONs WADSON, Esq., B.A.
Every Subscriber of one Guinea, paid before
the end of March, will receive, besides a
chance of a Prizo at the annual distri-
bution in April,
AN IMPRESSION OF A FINE PLATE,
The Return of the Life Boat.
Engraved in Line by A. WILLMORE, from the
original by E. DUNCAN.
A Subscriber of five Guineas may receive an
Artist's proof of the plate, with five chances in
the distribution. A payment of two Guineas
entitles to an Indian paper lettered proof with
The above named Original painting of THE
RETURN OF TIIE LIFE BOAT by E.
Value 210, will be one of the chief prizes.
SOther Prizes will be the right to select a
valuable Work of Art from one of the Public
Exhibitions; Bronze and China Tazzas; Sta-
tuettes in Bronze, Porcelain, and Terra Cotta,
and other Works produced especially for the
D. M'PHEE LEE,
Hony. Stc. "or Bermuda.
November II, 1877,
New York .Mail Steamer.
Wil 1 1 eave hence for New York,
13th December, At 1 P. M.
To leave there for return on 20th
All MAILS will close at the Post Office at
10 a.m., on Thursday, 13th.
Specie Freight List, and Parcel List will close
at 6 p.m., 12th Decr.
Freight will be taken .until 10 a.m., 13th.
Bills of Lading signed until II.
Passenger Stage will be removed at 1'230
p.m., 13th Deer.
Warehouse to be cleared Saturday 15th. All
Goods left until then will be sent to Bonded
TROTT ,lJ.D COX,
Hamilton, Dec. 11, 1877.
" Colonist" copy.
FROM L ONJDOJV,
TOYS AND FANCY GOODS
For the Decoration of
The Christmas SHIP,
Which GOODS are conspicuously arranged
over the entire Vessel from deck to mast-
head, and in addition Ignis fatuus so
frequently seen on the yard-arms
of Ships in wet weather, in
this instance remain a
fixture night and
A COLLECTION of new and handsomely
Copies of the POETS CHROMOS
FRA 11E' And NOVELTIES for Xmas time
Xmas and New Year C(ARD)S
Prayer BOOKS Church SERVICES
Photograph and Autograph ALBUMS
A Portfolio of ENGRAVINGS with large and
small Cheap PRINTS for Screens
Scrap B' OKS, &c.
A nice Book or Magazine of FASHION for
*187, or a Year's Reading at the Tower
Library, would make an excellent New Year
Present to a Young Friend
Handsome Glass and CHINAWARE.
Hamilton, Decr. 1
.Jiad to eIrrive tor Christ.
(.'1 OOICE FLOUR CORN BRAN
Planting POTATOES, Choice APPLES
CARROTS CABBAGE TURNIPS
ONIONS. &c. SOAP.-, all descriptions
Corn MEAL Oat MEAL Oil MEAL
Rock SALT Fine SALT
Canned GOODS, of all kinds BUiTTEIL
CHLBESE, &c. Extract BEEF, i Tins
Liebeg's l-:ss. IEEF, i Tins
MILK PICKLES BEANS
i>. E IPE\S Green PEAS TEA
Fulton Market Corned I tEE,1F, (in half bls.)
BL BACKING and WHITING
OYSTERS, by "C anima" and other good
Native CASAVA TURKEYS
(C1lICKENS DUCKS &c, &c.
(A Spring Gun set every night in Poultry
Yard of Undersigned.)
For above goods (except the Gun)
Please apply to
G. W. CASTJNER,
r 18 -2 1, East Broadway.
December 11, 1877.---2pd
IJdPS and CIHIR TS of
On Sale at the "Royal Gazette"
i unclaimed Letters.
B J Btngtoson, Joaquin de Barro, Robert Bald-
win, Thos lasden (North Side), Manuel de Pontes,
Rev E H Goodwin, Thos George, Mrs Jane Hay-
ward, Wm S Iris, Jerome Joaquin, Mis John W
Kendle, irs VMary J Kennedy, Mrs Kei, John Landy,
P .Ming, Ellen Murphy, Silveira Coadres Mencebo,
Silveira de Mathos, Tomas Pereira de Roza, Mrs
J L Robinson, Eliza Jane Robinson, Mrs Ann G
Steele, Annie R Smith, Miss Elizabeth Simmons,
W Shadbolt, David Smith, George Trott, John
Virgin, S T White, Thomas Wells, W R White,
Charles H Wilkinson, Thomas Willcox.
Post Office, Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1877.
MAIL'S fr Royal Mail Steamer to Halifax, close
at theaPost Office, Hamilton, this morning at Seven
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, United States, and
Dominion of Canada, per Steamer "Canima" cloie
at the Post Office, Hamilton, on THURSDAY
NEXT, at ten, a.m.
SUNOLUIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF.
FICE, ST. GEORGE, Dec. 10, 1877.
1Mrs Ackland, Isaack Bunn, George Carter. Thos
Hamilton, Samuel S Joell, Thomas O'Brien, Geo
Perry, Samuel J Richardson, Laura Roberts, Gra-
ham Sminth, Sophrna Spencer, James Smith, B
Silva Gilmeth, John T Smith, Samuel Tucker,
Matthias das Urzes, Ruth Ann E Wooldridge.
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
ICTH REGIMENT.-The 1st Btn. left Aldershot on
Thursday for Portsmouth, and embarked on II.M.S.
Himalaya, for conveyance to Bermuda. Sheldrake's
Aldershot Military Gazette says :--" The 19th form-
ed part of the 2nd Brigade Light Division in the
Crimea, and on peace being declared they returned
home in company with the 88th Regt., together
with the headquarters of the 7th Fusiliers. On
arriving in England the 19th proceeded to Aldershot,
and remained here till June 15, 1857, when they
left for Portsmouth. Shortly afterwards the Regi-
ment was ordered to India, and on July 22 the first
detachment embarked under command of Lieut.-
Col. Maunday, C.B. The second detachment fol-
lowed a day or two afterwards, under the command
of Col. Bright, and then the head-quarters embark-
ed under Col. Rook. C.B. The regiment served in
India until Nov. 28, 1872, being stationed the
greater portion of the time in Calcutta, and arriv-
ed at Gosport on Dec. 27, where it remained till
June 18, 1873, on which day they arrived at
Aldershot. The battalion remained here until
July 1, 1874, when they proceeded to Chester and
Liverpool, and from thence to Sheffield, where they
were presented with new colours by the Princess of
Wales, also receiving the title of 'Princess of
Wales' Own.' The battalion returned to Aldershot
May 80, 1876, since which time it has taken part
in the duties of the 3id Brigade. The battalion
was inspected on Wednesday by Major-Gen. An-
derson, and Col. Deane was complimented on the
high state of discipline and efficiency ; also the
good conduct of his men during their sojourn here.
They carry with them the best wishes of their
comrades and friends in Aldershot for their well-
being in Bermuda."-Army and Navy Gazette, Nov-
THE TAY BRIDGE.
In nothing is the progress of mechanical science
and engineering skill more strikingly manifested
in this wonderfully progressive age than in the
construction of railway and other bridges in face of
what at first sight appeared almost insuperable obsta-
cles. The High Level Bridge over the Tyne, be-
tween Newcastle and Gatesbead, in England; the
Tubular Bridge, over the Menai Straits, near
Wales; and the Victoria Bi idge, over the St. Law-
rence, at Montreal, are remarkable specimens in
illustration of this. But none of these, nor even the
wonderful structure which is now in process of
construction over the East River, between New
York and Brookljn. surpass in magnitude and
completeness the great railway bridge erected over
the Firth of Tay, opposite Dundee, in Scotland.
This bridge, indeed, may be regal ded as one of the
wonders of the country and the age; and when it is
fairly opened and in working order, it will add im-
mensely to the facilities for railway communication
and business enterprise between the north and
south of Scotland.
A few particulars respecting this immense struc-
ture, collected from numerous reports which have
appeared on the subject, will piove acceptable to
those who may not lave the opportunity of inspect-
ing the bridge for themselves, principally as illus-
trating the wonders h bich may be achieved by
science and enterprise combine d. The intervening
space between the coast of Fife and the opposite
shore of Forfarshire. en which stands the thriving
town of Dundee, is about two miles in breadth.
This space is filled up by the waters of the Tay, and
it is over this that the bridge has been constructed.
It is about seven years since the directors of the
North British Railway Company conceived the
grand idea of bridging the Tay opposite to Dundee.
A series of plans were accordingly prepared by Mr.
Boucb, C.A., an eminent engineer, and contracts
were proposed. These plans have subsequently
undergone several modifications; but the original
design has been steadily carried out, in spite of very
formidable difficulties; and as the result there is
now presented to the eye what one writer has called
the "graceful spectacle of close on a hundred piers
resting in. the bed of the river, of unequal distances
from each other,-some of them not more than 67
feet apart, whilst in the middle of the stream the
separating intervals are as wide as 245 feet."
These piers are constructed of four or six iron
pillars, according to the strength required, and
solidly linked together to bind them into one, and
on the top of these tests the roadway of the bridge.
This roadway in tuin is formed of immense longi-
tudinal bars of iron, called girders, the requisite
supporting strength of which is obtained from the
bars being doubled, and girded or bound together
in such a way as to support the enormous strain
they will be called on to bear. These girders vary
in height, but where the spans are longest, at the
middleof the bridge, they are not less than twenty-
seven feet in breadth, and when viewed near at
hand impart the idea of immense strength. The
whole mass of iron rests on foundation piers, of
concrete material, which just make their appearance
above the high level maik. In order to meet the
wishes of the people of Perth. and to provide for any
future requirements in the height of ship's masts, a
clear and uninterrupted space of 88 feet has been
left between the high water level and the floor of
the bridge; and viewing the whole from a distance
the structure is said to present a singularly serial,
almost fragile appearance; and it is not until the
spectator makes a close and minute inspection that
the real Titanic strength and proportions of the
bridge impress themselves upon the mind. On the
floor of the bridge there is room for only one line of
rails. These have b en laid. and are now nearly
ready for Government inspection. But on each side
of the rails a footpath has been formed, protected
by a handrailing, and which, though primarily in-.
tended for the servants of the Company, may yet be
utilized for public convenience, as from the centre
of the bridge a panoramic view of amazing variety
and interest is presented.
The cost of this wonderful structure will exceed
five hundred thousand pounds, whilst the labor
which has been perfoi med in overcoming the diffi-
culties which bad to be met with, and in carrying
out to completion the bold project of the Railway
Company and their engineers, stamp this as one of
the most stupendous undertakings of either ancient
or modern times. The only bridge that can fitly
btar comparison with it is the great work of George
Stephenson over the St. Lawrence at Montreal.
Put this, it is said, is much inferior in beauty and
strength to the bridge at Dundee. As one obser-
ver of the two has ret ark'ed, "The cne resembles
nothing more than a huge iron tank about two
miles in length, resting on enormous blocks of
masony ; the other, sten from a little distance, is
like a piece of delicate tracery suspended across the
river, on which the eye rests with a perpetual de-
light, and which impam tiis additional beauty to the
noble river that here pours its waters into the
ocean." The people o1 Scotland have reason to be
proud of the achievement which is now so near its
completion. It will add one more to the wonders
of a country which is already rich in objects of his-
toric interest and scientific skill; whilst in its
practical effect it contributes equally to the busi-
ness and pleasure of the natives themselves, and of
their visitors from other lands. Another proof is
furnished that human genius and enterprise can
subdue the most formidable obstacles in nature; and
another onward step is taken towards the attain-
ment of the culminating point of civilization when
knowledge shall be universal, and all people shall
be united by one tie.
Scepticism has never founded empires, establish-
ed principalities, (r charged the world's heart.
The gieat doers in history have always been men of
[Extracts from a Letter to the London Times.]
HORRORS OF THE TURKISH HOSPITALS.
The first day of my residence in Plevna was
spent in an inspection of the hospitals. Our party
placed itself under the guidance of Dr. Ryan, a
young English surgeon in the Turkish service, and
set out for the chief building in which the wound-
ed were bestowed. When we reached the main
l'ospital we encountered a scene of horror which
went quite unspeakably beyond all our previous
experiences. I am authorized by the gentleman I
accompanied to say that it is quite beyond the
power of language to exaggerate their opinion of the
deplorable and hideous condition of the wounded.
If I could present you with an adequate picture of
this dreadful place I should produce a record which
would dwarf De Foe's description of the lazar
houses of the Plague. But to attempt such a
1 picture would be to shock decency by every line.
I venture to believe the horrors of this home and
filth and agony unique and singular. The cham-
bers were large and lofty, and there were reason-
able facilities fori ventilation, but the odors which
filled every one of them were sickening past all
words. Wounded men in every stage of disease
and filth and pain littered the floors. The stag-
nant miseries had overflowed into the corridors
and on to the very stairs, and men with fractures
forty days old lay untended and helpless, side by
side with cases of raving fever and confluent small-
pox. If the reader would pain himself by think-
ing into what foul abandonment of nastiness one
wounded man might fall if left absolutely unat-
tended for a week, and will then multiply that
imagination by a thousand, he may begin to con-
ceive the state of things which so horrified men
accustomed to the sights of war and the ravages of
OSMAN PACHA INTERVIIWED.-On the morning
following that of which I have just written, Dr.
Bend Moore and Captain Morisot, who had formed
a part of our caravan from Sofia, waited upon Os-
man Pacha at the camp, and made a formal tender
of the services of the Stafford House Society's vol-
unteers and stores. A similar proffer was made by
Dr. McKellar in behalf of the Red Crescent Society.
To the utter amazement of everybody concerned
the doctors were told that they were not wanted
and were ordered to return. Dr. Moore informed
the Pacha that he had inspected the hospitals, and
gave him a description of the condition of the
wounded. T'he answer to his application was re-
peated, and the Pacha stated that he intended im-.
mediately to transfer his men to Sofia. Dr. Moore
responded that a six days' journey for men in the
condition of those he had seen in His Excellency's
hospital would inevitably result fatally in hundreds
of cases. The Pacha's manner had from the first
been discouraging. He became angry at this per-
sistence, and again repeated that the services of the
English surgeons were not needed at Plevna, and
that if they wished to do anything they must go to
Sofia. I do not think that many Englishmen will
be disposed to quarrel with Dr. Moore because he
answered that the immediate transport of the
wounded would be a barbarity shocking to Europe.
Osman Pacha returned no answer to that state-
uinent and the deputation retired. Dr. Moore was
so eager to be of service and so anxious not to re-
tire from duty that he made another appeal to the
Commander-in-Chief on the following day. The
General's answer was a little modified. The men
should be sent to Lukavitza, Avlanitza and Orcha-
nie, instead of Sofia, if the doctors wished it, and
a part of the pain and fatigue of the journey might
thereby be saved. But about their going at once
he was inexonerable, and the doctors, finding him
inaccessible to appeal, again retired.
APPEALS FOR MEROY.-Osman Pacha held to his
purpose and the wounded were transported. I was
riding down the street when the first convoy of
1,000 started from the town and I trust it may
never again be my fortune to witness such a miser-
able crowd as I saw there. The wretched soldiers
stretched out their hands for pity and assistance as
I rode by, and, though I understand but little Tur-
kish, the pitiful "Amaanf' shrieked or groaned
and the appalling hands and writhing faces were
more than eloquent. Osman Pacha will find his
apologists and his judges. For myself, I have no
business but to relate facts. I have related the
truth and nothing but the truth. To relate the
whole truth was beyond my power. Dr. Stokes'
ambulance reached Plevna two days after our arri-
val. It was dismissed, and Dr. Stokes was inform-
ed that he might fill his arabas with wounded if he
cared to do it and could take them down and tend
them on the way, but he was told that he need not
trouble himself to return. I travelled one day in
company with that ambulance, when, out of its
complement of forty, two men died. The men
who had the good fortune to be conveyed by it were
supplied with every possible comfort and attention.
The men who' travelled by the common bullock
transport had no comforts and no attention bestow-
ed upon them. It was inevitable that the mortal
lity should be heavy, but I am quite without means
of estimating it.
There are to be no changes of troops between
North America and the West Indies in consequence
of the departure of the 1st Battalion 19th Regiment.
Colonel Deane has orders to hold his battalion in
readiness to embark at Portsmouth on Monday
week, and it will go to Bermuda, where it takes
over the duties of the 87th Fusiliers, ordered to
England. Halifax, N.S. is to continue to be gar-
risoned by the 1st Battalion 20th and the 97th, the
46th continuing at Bermuda, and the 35th at Bar-
badoes. Next year it is thought there may be
some changes.-Army aadNavy Gazette, Oct. 27.
Col. Sir Andrew Clarke, K.C.M.G., C.B., RE.,
has beeu appointed by the Viceroy of India respon.
sible minister for the famine administration. He
is starting remunerative railway and irrigation
works, and is combating the great disaster by
means that are not only palliative, but will tend to
prevent its recurrence.
The Medical Times and Gazette, commenting on the
statistics of death by suicide in Germany, which
show an unusually high percentage for the second
quarter of 1877 in the larger towns of the empire,
adds the following remarks :-" The existence of so
large an amount of misery and despair as must be
prevalent in Germany to cause so many persons to
put an end to their lives is not a very good sign of
internal contentment and prosperity. It is not
pleasant to be 'ruled with a rod of iron,' and per-
haps the remorseless demands of an overwrought
military system may have more suicidal victims to
account for in the dismal list than the German
Government would care to confess."
The Avenir Militaire thus sums up the military
force of France, without counting the reserve of
the territorial Army, for the spring of 1878:-
Moveable field army, 677,500 men and 123,400
horses; Infantry of Reserve, 162,500 men and 20,-
000 horses; moveable territorial troops, 179,000
men and 11,000 horses; garrisons in France, 671,-
000 men and 34,000 horses; garrisons in Algeria,
48.400 men and 11,000 horses ; total, 1,738,500 men
and 210,400 horses.
As a forlorn hope, the Bessemer has been offered
for sale to the Admiralty. But their Lordships are
ro more enamoured with Mr. Reed's design for cur-
ing sea-sickness than are others who have been
asked- to purchase her. They will none of her.
One of the severest penalties to which criminals
in Holland were in ancient times condemned, was
to be deprived of the use of salt,
From the Edinburgh, Scotsman, Nov 5.
ANOTHER PAINTED WINDOW FOR
Another addition has been made to the decora-
tions of the restored portion of St. Giles' Cathedral,
in the filling with stained glass of the great east
window as the gift of Lord Provost Falshaw. This
large and important work, just completed by Messrs.
Ballantine, was publicly inaugurated on Satur-
day afternoon. The window, 40 feet in height, is
divided into under and upper tiers of five lights
each, terminating atop in flowing tracery. In the
lower lights has been placed the Crucifixion," the
subject being carried out in'groups of large, strong-
ly-expressed figures, extending across the whole
width of the window. In the centre hangs the
Saviour with bowed head and shaded visage.
Mary Magdalene kneels at His feet, and on either
side appear the crucified thieves, the figure of the
penitent thief being specially remarkable for effect-
ive drawing and a vivid expression of devout
earnestness which contrasts with the sullen despair
of his impenitent comrade. St. John and the
mother of Christ, with other sorrowing women and
disciples, are grouped in the foreground, except to
the right, where angry Jews are seen mocking their
victim; and behind, receding with remarkable
truth of perspective, are Roman soldiers and other
figures, giving the impression of an excited crowd.
A lurid sun and darkened sky shed an appropriate
gloom over the scene. The five upper lights, again,
are occupied with the "Ascention." Here the
eleven apostles are grouped in various attitudes
of wonder and awe, as their Lord, with radiant
countenance and in brilliant robes, rises from their
midst towards a golden Glory. The whole subject,
in its wealth of radiance, presents a telling contrast
to the crucifixion, in which deep strong color has
been skilfully used to give an effect of sombre im-
pressiveness. The tracery openings in the head
of the window are filledwith angelic forms, intend-
ed to suggest the heavenly choir, and thus finely
carrying out the idea of the upper subject. De.
signed .by Messrs. Ballantine, the work has, we
believe, been carried out under the supervision of
Mr. R. Herdman, R.S.A. The treatment through-
out is pictorial to an extent that some may think
inconsistent with the spirit of stained glass decora-
tion ; but, taking the artists on their own terms, it
will be generally admitted that they have achieved
a decided success. Along the base of the lower
lights runs the inscription-" Presented by the
Right Hon. Sir James Falshaw, Bart., Lord Pro-
vost of Edinburgh, March 10, 1874, to Nov. 5,
On Saturday afternoon, by invitation of the
Restoration Committee, a number of ladies and
gentlemen assembled to view the new window.
ENGLAND AND THE SANDWICH IS-
LONDON, Nov. 26.-The Standard announces that
the acquisition of a harbor and a coaling station in
the Sandwich Islands having greatly increased the
influence of the United States in the Pacific, it has
been considered advisable that a British man-of-
war shall always be detached to represent the
British flag near those islands.
It has already been announced that Mr. Pierre-
pont, the American Minister in London, retires
from his pwst in the beginning of December. He
has forwarded his resignation to Washington, but
no reason is assigned for the step. Perhaps Presi-
dent Hayes wants a remunerative appointment for
some Ohio friend, although the only popular belief
in America is that the only Ohio man who was
unprovided for went into voluntary exile-banish.
ed himself in disgust and for ever from his
ungrateful country. Mr. Pierrepont was Attorney
General in President Grant's Cabinet before he was
appointed to succeed General Schenck as Minister
MONTREAL, Nov. 22.-An influential and large
meeting was held here last night to form a Cana-
dian National Society. The question of alliance to
Britain was discussed at length and affirmed, after
which the meeting adjourned to have the draft of
a constitution printed and distributed.
BULL'S HEAD LIVER Y
DANIEL G. LANE Proprietor.
Branch Establishment, St. George
T HE Proprietor of the above Es-
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" Canima" from New York, and brought with
him a number of NEW CARRIAGES and
Stylish YOUNG 1lORSES to add to his already
well selected Stock, begs to thank the Public ot
Bermuda generally for their p;st 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.
IHamilton, Sept. 19th, 1876.
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