BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 52.-Vol. L. STITE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUAS. 24s per Ann
fa~mifiton. Berminda, *6o :h., ]ecember -, IS77.
New Year's Festivities.
OF OLD STORES.
B. W. Walker & Co.,
AT PUBLIC AUCTION,
II. .1. Victualling YIard,
28th December, At 12 o'clock, M.,
THE UNDERMENTIONED ARTICLES,
BISCUIT DUST................610 lbs.
BISCUIT, 5 Barrels............400 "
BLUE CLOTH...................... Yds.
DUCK........................... 10 "
FLANNEL..................... 28 Yds.
SERGE ...................... 44. "
DRILL............................. 5 "
GREY CLOTH................ .....1 "
HALF BOOTS............. ........2 Prs.
BLANKETS........................ 15 "
BED COVERS...................... 27 "
WHITE HATS...................... 4 "
TROUSERS, R.M.................... 1 Pr.
CAPS .................... 1 No.
TUBS, &c., &c.
ABOUT 30 TONS OF
Small Coal and Coal Dust
And sundry other articles.
Hamilton, December 15, 1877.
A BAZAAR for the Sale of
Useful and Fancy Articles, will be held
At the Odd Fellows' Hall,
In this Town,
On Wednesday and
26th and 27th Inst.
The exhibition of Fancy Articles, Toys, &c,
will gratify the most fanciful-having been se-
lected in England by a Friend expressly for this
Bazaar-and will prove worthy of a visit.
REFRESHMENTS in abundance.
Music by t:he Alexandrina BAND.
DOORS will be opened at 2 P.M. on the first
day, and at Noon on the second day.
ADMISSION, 6d. each.
A reasonable reduction will be made for Fam-
Proceeds in aid of completing the Hall.
Hamilton, Dec. 17, 1877.
CALL and see C, S. WHITTER'S Stock of
JewJy, &c., for Christmas Presents, be-
fore deciding elsewhere.
T HE Ladies of the BERMUDA LOYAL
UNION SOCIETY, Paget, intend having
At Paget School Room,
On the Evenings of
Wednesday & Thursday,
December 26th and 27th, Instant.
The Proceeds in aid of Society.
The Mozarts' Favorite Band will entertain
the Guests with some of their sweet Music.
EMELIUS B. SMITH,
Hamilton, Dec. 17th, 1877.-2
IN ETE on: FELLOW 8ALL
By C. W. T. Smith, M.D.,
On Wednesday 44' 'rg,
The 26th Instant, Commencing at 7-30,
Subject-" Odd Fellowship."
Admission-Front Reserve I/. Back Seats 6d.
Proceeds in aid of the above Hall.
Hamilton, DWcr. 17, 1877.
Wanted, a Nursegirl,
Of tidy habits and of good Character.
Apply at Gazette" Office, Hamilton.
December 18, 1877.
BAILEY'S BAY FANCY FAIR,
A TE LYEVM,
Thursday, January 3rd, 1878
Opening at 12 o'clock M.
A LARGE VARIED AND CHOICE AS-
SORTMENT OF FANCY ARTICLES
AND CHILDREN'S CLOTHING .
A Gigantic CHRI[STMAS TREE and FLO)-
RAL DECOR NATIONS.
Four P.M.,to 5 PM.-M ATINEE MUSCLE.
Refreshments in Variety- Roast Beef, Turkey,
and every delicacy.
Carriages may be ordered for IJ P.M.
N. B.-Dogs and Smokifig strictly Pro-
The Proceeds of the Sale will be appropriated
for the Completion of the Building of the Hlall.
T :.-IR" B A" Y eY S 1 3 "
&I -at-Or "Flo8 r ar1C a
WILL T' \E PLACE ON
7he 26th and 28th Inst.
Tickets may be obtained from Members of
the Dramatic Club.
Reserve Seats 2/. Unreserved 1/.
December 17, 1877.
Snossaes,,S-j ol n he 'f"e
muda Loyal Union :.-siety.
S H Il Members of the above mentioned So-
ciety (iD. V.), .illl meet at the tesid ncec
of Ilr. William lienry Si nons, Salt Kotlie,
On St. Stephen's Day,
The 26th Instant, at half past nine o'clock, A.lM.
And proceed thence in order to St. Paul's
ClIu'Ieh, Paget, where there will be D)ivine
I Service at It A. M.
Members are requested to be pu:ctual in their
attendance and bear in mind that there will be
a COLLECTION at the conclusion of the Service.
By request of the Comntitte ',
ELMELIUS B. SMITH,
Hamilton, Dec. 17th, 1877.-2
r HliE TRUSTEES of the above Building
A Christmas Tree,
The 27th Instant,
On which D)ay a Variety of Useful, Fancy and
other Articles will be offered for Sale within the
Walls of the Hall.
Sale to Commence at Noon.
Admission 6d. Children half Price.
Southampton, 17th Dec. 1877.--9
./1 Iea Ai meeting
.Will be held at the Residence of
Mr. Thoainas :9asdeia,
On THURSDAY, the 27th Inst.
Doors open at 12 o'clock.
ALEXANDRINA BAND will be in attend-
- Children half Price.
MRS. ANNA G. SMITH.
December 17, 1877.
,17t : U U '" R j .'d ,-; 0 9o
6~~~~~~~~~ x -. /A i ^ ,^
HAMS, 9d. lb. BACON, 9d. ib.
BUTTER 1/4 & 1/5 lb.
Extra FLOUR, '2d. & 3d. lb.
SALMON, 1/3 per Tin
CONFECTION RY, I/lb. per Tin
Corned BEEF, 7d. lb. L \ it D, 11d. Ib.
EGGS, 2/ a dozen CURRANTS, 7d. 1b.
RAISINS, 10d. lb. Florida WATER, 1/5
PO RTER, 6d. & lId. per Bottle
WINE, 1/9 to 3/6 Bottle
CHEESE CORN CAKES OATS
RICE LOBSTERS SOAPS, &c.
BOOTS & SHOES IIATS CAPS
Dress GOODS, &c.
dJT COST PRICES for CJiSHi
R. H. DUEURDEN.
Hamilton, Dec. 17, 1877.-3
Begs to inform his Customers and
the Public generally that he is now in re-
ceipt of usual
ENGLISH AND AMERIC\N
Provisions, &c., &c.,
Among which will be found the following :-
B LS. and Half Bis. New CUR-i
Boxes, Half and Qrtr. Do. L'>yer R AlIlNS
Dessert or Bloom It \I1SNS
Boxes Layer FIGS Bottles P ;UNES
DATES Cl 'RiON
Orange and Lemon IP' L,
Almond and other NUTS
Sweet ORANGES -APPLES, &c
Assorted J,\MS aud J EL';LI ESL Apricot JAM
American CRACKERS in half dozen or more
Egg .JUITBiS" Graham WATERS
Iced FRUIT (Biscuits)
iluntley & Palmnr's BISCUI P' in Tins
Crosse & B11akwvell's PICKILES-s y, Mixed,
Chow Chow, Cauliflower, W.dlnut, &c.
Worcestershire SAUCE-4 pint and 1 pint btls.
Anchovy SAUCE Alushro,,n C T .'UP
CONFEC I'IONERY in 7 ib. Tins-say, Rose
Drops, Pear Drops, Conversation Lozenges,
Red and White -ugar Almonds, Scotch
Olive OIL, 4 pint, 4 pint, I pint and qrt. bottles
MUSTARD, 4, and 1 lb bottles
Ground R[IC Co(lnmau's Corn FLOUR
Egg MACCAI)ONI-a new article
Tins Potted IHAM, B3iEF and TONGUE,
HAdl\ and CIIICKIEN together
Stras!urg '"I \TS ii i- pint Tins
IEss. 1' EF, I pinl Tins
Liebeg's Extract B 1 iF, ,enuino
SAl I)INE", i and ''ins by 'ase
Quaker CLEANEVit-will polish more Silver
and Brass in five minutes than any other
Polishing Powder known
Emery PO()1VW) for Cie ning Cutlery--pre-
Navy C iOCOL \PE, 7 Ib, C kes
Epp3' Prepared COCO \, 4 and lb. packages
GE LAT, NiN Flavoring EXTIR \CTS
Hitter AL IONI)
CURRIE and MU T \ili) in 7 lb. Tins
Ground PEPPEI I, 5 lb. T'ins
Seed PEPPI'ER SPICES assorted
NUTIi.GS, 4 ib. Tins
Alixed SPlsI.I'?.I., 2 lb. Tins I oz. Packages
7 Boxes Epsom S A L .-, I oz. Packages
7 boxes Ruund Bluo B \LLS
Lemon, Raspberry and Ginger SYRUPS
Calfs-foot J .S,LiY, Orange Flavor
I and 2 lb. Tins several kinds SOUP S
2 lb. Tins TURKEY and C, ICK EN
1 and 2 lb. Tins Roast BEEF, MU TTON, &c,
English VINEG -\R, Bitro'n and White
Crystal Distilled DO. (Bottles)
Bottled Table SA LT
Pockets SALT, by dozen, cheap
Best of TEAS-Oolong, English Breakfast,
American Crushed SUGA R
Brown and White V. P. DO. (Barresl)
Pulverized SUGAR, fir Iceing
Bath BRICK, by dozen, very cheap
Bags RICE BARLEY by 100 lbs
Card M TCCHES, 10 Gross Cases and 36 Gross
U. tli,.l SOAP
Other Hard SOAPS, 12, 28 and 56 1b. Boxes
Scented SO\ PS, several kinds, by dozen
Fancy Bottle PEIRFLUME
Hair OILS by dozen
*Boxes B. SI CANI)LES Stearine DO.
Boxes PIPES Carriage CAN DLES, 6's & 8's
HAMS BACON Smoked BEEF
Pickled TONGUES BROOMS by dozen
BASKETS, various styles
VEGETABLES-Turnips, Pumnpkins, Cab-
bages, Onions, &c., &c., &c.
B. E. DICKINSON.
Hamilton, Bermuda, Dl)ec. 18, 1877, / 2
Front Street, Nos. 27 & 28. 2
N.iS.-To aid your memory of Stock on Hand
send for Catalogue detailing many articles not
enumerated above. B. E. D.
? lATC1ES, Clocks, Jewelry, Solid ilver
and Silver Plated Ware, at C. S. WHIT-
TER':.-Reid St., next West Gazette' Office
LAA) iV A'S.
.:. lm LOT
.\NDI E-, consisting of Mottoes, Toy Fig-
ures, &c., &c.
Citron Lemon and Mixed PEEL
Bottled FtUITS for Pies ESSENCE ES
JAMS and JELLIES-assorted
Guava JELLY CGASSAREAPE
NUTM EGS CLOVES GELATINE
I INGL \SS PEPPER MUSTARD
PICKLES Xnas and Newv Year's CAR)DS
Baking PAN .* H'iOUL).'~, &c., &c.
C. H. I)OBtNSON.
No. 45, Front Street, 2
Hamilton, 18th Deer., 1877.
30TH NOVEMBER, 1877.
C: 0 Ima n aii cctionl
:3-rmuda & -;'Tow York
'HE present agreement for maintaining
S 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 the
31st March, 1878, terminable by either party
on the 31st March of any succeeding year, on
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 WORKS.
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.
VERY ilandsome French China Tea SETS
English CHINA Queen's WARE
GLASSWARE CUI'LESIY HARDWARE
'TINVWA l? I Farming TOOLS
HIouse Furnishing ARTICLES
CEMENT PAINTS OILS
VARNISH GLASS PUTTY
NAILS Whitewash BRUSHES
And a general variety of useful Articles.
SAMUEL A. MASTERS,
26 Front Street.
Hamilton, December 17, 1877.--3
Portland, in Casks of 4
Rosendale, in Barrels,
AT LOW RATES FOR CASH.
S. S. INGHAM & CO.
Hamilton, Dec. 18, 1877.
SUE F& RENT.
SThe Dwelling House
In Town of Hamilton,
At present occupied by Mrs. Louisa Bennett.
Possession given in January next.
B. E. DICKINSON.
Hamilton, Dec. 18, 1877.*
ON Thursday Evening last, the 13th Instant,
'' between the Collector's Hill, Smith's Pa-
rish (South Road), and the Town of Hamilton,
S6'J 2or sve HU U G.
The Finder on leaving same at the ROYAL
GAZETTE" Stationery Store will be suitably
Hamilton, Deer. 18, 1877.
m.laers of Pessels, Ship.
pers and Consignees.
EReceiver General's Office,
DECEMBER 14, 1877.
THE Undersigned has been directed by His
EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR to take ef-
fectual steps to prevent bulk being broken in
any vessel arriving in any of the Ports of these
Islands before the Master shall have furnished
the full and detailed report in writing,-com-
monly known as a Manifest of Cargo-specified
in the first Par. of the Act No. 14, 1861, entitled
"An Act to consolidate and amend the Acts to
"provide for the collection of the Revenue"-
a copy of which Paragraph is herewith pub-
"I.-We, therefore, &c., be it enacted, &c.,
that the Master of every Ship arriving at these
Islands, whether laden or in ballast, shall
come directly and- before bulk be broken to
the office of the Receiver General or Assistant
Receiver General (as the case may be) of these
Islands, and there make, subscribe, declare to,
and deliver a report in writing to the Receiver
General or other proper Officer of the Revenue
of these Islands of the arrival and Voyage of
such Ship, stating her Name, Country and Ton-
nage, and if British, the Port of Registry, the
Name and Country of the Master, the Country
of the Owners, the number of the Crew, and
how many are of the Country of such Ship,
and whether she be laden or in ballast, and
if laden the marks, numbers and contents of
every package and Parcel of Goods on board, and
where-the same was laden, and where and to
whom consigned, and where any, and if any,
what goods had been unladen during the
voyage, as far as any such particulars can be
known to him; and the Master shall further
answer all such questions concerning the Ship
and Cargo, and the Crew and the Voyage, as
shall be demanded of him by such Officer; and
if any Goods be unladen from any Ship before
such Report be made, or if the Master fail to
make such Report or make an untrue Report,
or do not truly answer the Questions demand-
ed of him, he shall forfeit the sum of One
Hundred Pounds, and if any Goods be not
reported such Goods shall be forfeited."
SER UMlUDA, Alias
SO i, S' ISLANDS. S
By His Excellency Major General SIR
ROBERT M. LAFFAN,
R. E., K. C. M. G., Governor,
Commander-in-Chief, Vice Ad-
miral and Ordinary, in and over
these Islands, 4'c., grc., Lyc.
y 11FHl;EAS THOMAS JOHN WAD-
SON, has prayed for Administration on
the Estate of A NG ELINA G EORGI' PE AR-
MAN, late of Pembroke Parish in these Islands,
This is therefore to give notice, that if any
Person or Persons can shew any just cause why
the said Administration should not be granted
unto the said THOMAS JOHN WADSON,
he, she, or they, are to file his, her, or their Ca-
veat in writing, in the Secretary's Office of these
Islands within Fifteen days from the publication
hereof, otherwise the said Administration will be
R. E. WEBSTER,
Dated at the Secretary's Office, e 2
this 17th day of Dec., 1877. 2
A Neat and conveniently situated
A-, TWO STORY
- < Dweilissg JO USE,
In the rear of the Town of Hamilton.
A portion of the lower part of the Dwelling is
fitted and well adapted for a Grocery Store.
Possession given on 1st January, 1878.
For all particulars please apply to MR. JAMES
WATKINS, Union Street.
Hamilton, December 18th, 1877.
. ROYAT*, f lIA iFyFF`
Ilamilton December 24, 18 7.
THE END OF THE FIF IETH VOLUME
OF THE "GAZETTE."
With this Number closes the Fiftieth Volume of
the Royal Gazette," and our last issue for the
Year 1877. We avail ourselves of the opportunity
of returning our sincere and grateful thanks to
our f, iends and the public generally for the sup-
port which has been extended to us, and at tle
same time to wish them all, old and young, col-
lectively and individually, "a Merry Christmas and
a Happy New Year."
(C'Durtof Ge'sier,,8l Asi Ze.
Honorable EUGENIVS HARVEY, and Honble. J. II.
TRIMINGIAM, Assistant Justices, presiding.
December 22.-The following Sentences were
passed on the prisoners convicted at the Assizes:-
The Queen vs. James Tyne, alias Davey. Unlaw-
fully wounding. Sentenced to be further im-
prisoned in the Gaol at Hamilton for 1 calendar
month and during such imprisonment to be kept
at hard labour except on the days excepted by
Law, and except on every Wednesday and Fri-
day, and on every such Wednesday and Friday
to be kept in solitary confinement and fed on
bread and water only instead of the usual Gaol
The Queen vs. Samuel Lawrence Smith, Jeremiah
Richardson, Joseph Benjamin Smith, and James
Tyne. Riot and Assault. Richardson and the
two Smiths of Riot and Assault. Tyne of Riot
only. Sentenced, the three first named to be
further imprisoned in the Gaol at Hamilton for 6
calendar months and during such imprisonment
to be kept at hard labour except on the days ex-
cepted by Law, and except on every Wednesday
and Friday, and on every such Wednesday and
Friday to be kept in solitary confinement and fed
on bread and water only instead of the usual
Gaol allowance. On motion of his Counsel on the
part of James Tyne the judgment was arrested.
The Queen vs. Henry Nelson Gilbert. Shopbreak-
ing and Larceny (five Indictments preferred.)
On indictment No. 1 Sentenced to be fur-
ther imprisoned in the Gaol at Hamilton
for 3 calendar months and during such im-
prisonment to be kept at hard labour except on
the days excepted by Law, and except on every
Wednesday and Friday, and on every such Wed-
nesday and Friday to be kept in solitary confine-
ment and fed on bread and water only instead of
the usual Gaol allowance. At the expiration of
the last sentence, on Indictment No. 2 to be fur-
ther imprisoned for 3 calendar months with the
like hard labour, and at the expiration of the last
sentence, on Indictment No. 3 to be further im-
prisoned for 2 calendar months with the like
hard labour, &c.
The Queen vs. Ellis Steed. Larceny. Sentenced
to be further imprisoned in the Gaol at Hamilton
for 3 calendar months and during such imprison-
ment to be kept at hard labour except on the
days excepted by Law, and except on every Wed-
nesday and Friday, and on every such Wednesday
and Friday to be kept in solitary confinement and
fed on bread and water only instead of the usual
The Queen vs. James Bean. Shopbreaking and
Larceny. Sentenced to be further imprisoned in
the Gaol at Hamilton for 3 calendar months and
during such imprisonment to be kept at hard la-
bour except on the days excepted by Law, and ex-
cept on every Wednesday and Friday, and on
every such Wednesday and Friday to be kept in
solitary confinement and fed on bread and water
only instead of the usual Gaol allowance.
The Queen vs. Ruth Jane Bonnett. Obtaining
goods by false pretences. Sentenced to be fur-
ther imprisoned in the Gaol at Hamilton for 2
calendar months and during such imprisonment
to be kept at hard labour except on the
days excepted by Law and except on every Wed-
nesday and Friday, and on every such Wed-
nesday and Friday to be kept in solitary confine-
ment and fed on bread and water only instead of
the usual Gaol allowance.
The Queen vs. Win. Dowling. Larceny. Sen-
tenced to be further imprisoned in the Gaol at
Hamilton for 4 calendar months, and during such
imprisonment to be kept at hard labour except
on the days excepted by Law, and except on
every Wednesday and Friday, and on every such
Wednesday and Friday to be kept in solitary
confinement and fed on bread and water only
instead of the usual Gaol allowance.
he Queen vs. Deborah Swan. Concealing the
birth of her child. Sentenced to be further im-
prisoned in the Gaol at Hamilton for 12 calendar
months, and ,during such imprisonment to be
kept at hard labour except on the days excepted
by Law, and except on every Wednesday and
Friday, and on every such Wednesday and Fri-
day to be kept in solitary confinement and fed
on bread and water only instead of the usual
The Queen vs. Thomas Simmons.r. Perjury. Sen-
" tended to be further imprisoned in the Gaol at
Hamilton for 6 calendar months, and during
such imprisonment to Be kept at hard labour ex-
cept on the days excepted by Law, and except on
every Wednesday and Friday, and on every such
Wednesday and Friday to be kept in solitary
confinement and fed on bread and water only
instead of the usual Gaol allowance.
The Queen vs. Nathl. B. McCarthy. Secreting a
Post note. Held to bail to appear when sum-
The Queen vs. Frederick Wilson. Shop breaking
and Larceny. Sentenced to be further impri-
soned in the Gaol at Hamilton for 4 calendar
months, and during such imprisonment to be
lept at hard labour except on the days excepted
by Law, and except on every Wednesday and
Friday, and on every such Wednesday and Fri-
day to be kept in solitary confinement and fed on
I read and water only instead of the usual Gaol
The Queen vs. George Wm. Doors. Indecent as-
s tult. r, sentenced to be further imprisoned in the
Gaol at Hamilton for 9 calendar months, and
during such imprisonment to be kept at hard
labour except on the days excepted by Law and
exceptt on every Wednesday and Friday, and on
(very such Wednesday and Friday to be kept in
solitary confinement and fed on bread and water
only instead of the usual Gaol allowance.
The Qdeen 's. Henry A. Wainwright. Indecent
assault, f antenced to be further imprisoned in
the Gaol at Hamilton for 9 calendar months and
during such imprisonment to be kept at hard
labour except on the days excepted by Law, and
except on every Wednesday and Friday, and on
every such Wednesday and Friday to be kept in
solitary confinement and fed on bread and water
only instead of the usual Gaol allowance.
Tle New York Ilerald of the 13th inst., says:
,It ill soon be easy to organize a first class in-
imuianueconipany in 'the State ,enitentiaries. Ilen-
drick, pie.-id(Lnt, and Brown, secretary of the Al-
bany Atlantic and Mutual Life, have joined their
brethren urider indictment for perjury.
CUSTOM HOUSE--HAM ILTON.
December 20.-Barque Balnaginth, Thomas, Cardiff;
600 tons coal for H. M. Government.--Agents, N.
T. Butterfield & Son.
Schr. J. W. Peasley, Barker, Philadelphia; assorted
cargo to John Harnett.
Brigt. Excelsior, Mayor, New York ; assorted cargo
to S. S. Ingham & Co.
December 20.-Schr. H. S. Marlor, Wines, Brunswick ;
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
Dec. 17-Barque Susan M. Dudman, Corning, Phila-
delphia in distress ; 1829 b1s. petroleum oil.-
Agent, J. S. Darrell.
In the Excelsior trom New York :-Mr. and Mrs.
J. R. Duerden and child.
H. M. S. Pert, left for Jamcica on Thursday list.
The British Rarque Susan M. Dudman, Captain
Samuel Corning, with a cargo of petroleum, out 15
days from Philadelphia bound to Bremen, arrived at
St. George on the 15th inst., in a leaky and disabled
condition. The Captain reports leaving Philadelphia
on the 1st and having moderate weather until the 4th,
when the wind commenced from the S.E. increasing,
and at 8 p.m. blowing a heavy gale; hove th"e ship to,
wind still increasing and canting to the N. and W ;
very heavy sea running and breaking over the vessel;
stcve in cabin door and port bulwarks, partially filling
the cabin with water, and washing everything move-
able on deck overboard; completely sweeping the
decks from forward to aft; ship laboring heavily and
making a great deal of water, requiring all hands at the
pumps, and having at one time upwards of 7 feet water
in the hold. 6th-Wind S.S.W., still blowing hard,
cargo shifted in the hold, and vessel still laboring
heavily. At 8 a.m. on tlhe 7th, weather moderating.
At 12 m., the ship still leaking very badly, and being
in a disabled condition, deemed it advisable for the
safety of life, ship and cargo, to bear up for Bermuda.
-Agent, Jno. S. Darrell.
The American Schr. J. W. Peasley, Captain Barker,
has arrived from Philadelphia with an assorted cargo.
Captain B. reports that he left the Capes on the 10th
instant. On Wednesday following in Lat. 32-50
Long. 71, encountered strong winds from the S.W.,
which increased to a heavy gale, lasting 12 hours,
during which carried away foremast with all at-
tached. After the gale subsided rigged a jury-fore-
mast and succeeded in making Gibbs' Hill Light on the
16th and reached an anchorage at the West End on the
ISth.-Agent, John Harnett. -
CHURCH OF ENGLAND TEMPER-
ANCE SOCIETY AT ST. GEORGE.
A meeting was held in the Garrison School Cha-
pel, on Tuesday, Deer. 18tb, for the purpose of start-
ing a branch of the Church of England Temperance
Society ; Lt.-Col. Deane, Commanding 1/19th (P. of
W. 0.) Regiment and Commandant of the Garrison
took the chair. Among those present were Lt.-
Colonel Vigois, 1/19th, the Rev. A. Malim, Chap-
lain to the Forces, Capt. Coddington, R.E., Capt.
Handley, 1/19th. The Rev. C. H. Harbord,a gen-
tleman whose connection with this Society is well
known in Bermuda, very kindly came over from
Ireland Island as a Deputation.
LT.-COL-NEL DFANE in opening the meeting
said, that this was the third occasion on which he
had taken the chair at a meeting of this kind, the
two previous occasions had unfortunately led to no
definite results, to-night he hoped the meeting
would be followed by the formation of a. Garrison
Branch of the Church of England Temperance So-
ciety. He said that the idea of the Society had, he
believed, emanated from the Queen herself; that it
bad been started by her in conjunction vith the
two Archbishops and had been supported by the
whole bench of Bishops, that it had been called in-
to existence by the alarming extent to which drunk-
enness and intemperance prevailed. He for his own
part believed that wine and beer were given to us
to be used in moderation, that though he was not
himself a total abstainer, he hoped he was temper-
ate in all things, and he would readily sign his
name to the non-abstaining or Temperance section.
He would not longer occupy the time of the meet-
ing but would introduce Mr. flarbord.
MR. HIARBURD drew attention to the great de-
crease of drhankenness among the upper classes
since the beginning of the century. Society had
-ai,, "a gentleman shall not get drunk; commerce
oiad done the same, and in illustration of this he
referred to the Hudson Bay Company r which had
found it necessary for the safe continuar ce of their
trade to put a stop to the traffi", ofstrcng spirits
altogether. Unfortunately, the' decrease of drun-
kenness among gentlemen had been accou:pfunied by
an increase of that vice among the other classes of
our population, an increase which had been carried
to an alarming extent. He described the drunken
sca nes which might be witnessed among our soldiers
and sailors, and said he was sure it was the earnest
wish of all present that those scenes should become
things of the past, that all might see theii comrades
going about their work soberly, always ready to do
their duty snd not as is now too frequently the
case, incapacitated and quarrelsome, or even, as he
had himself seen a boat's crew on one occasion,
mutinous with drink. Experience had shown that
both in very hot and in very cold climates strong
and spirituous liquors were injurious. In very hot
climates the drunkards and heavy drinkers were
the first to be attacked by fever, in very cold climates
they were the first to suffer from frost bite. It was
a mistake to suppose that alcoholic liquors gave
heat to the system, they produced a kind of surface
heat which soon passed away and then left the body
colder than before. He urged upon all present to
take the matter up and to do all in their power to
stamp out this vice.
The REV. A. MALIM said that as Chaplain he
felt called upon to say a few words, though he was
not as yet a member of the Society and had come
to-night rather to learn than to teach. He point-
ed out how terrible was the sin of drunkenness
and how one sin led on to another sin, particularly
how the siu of intemperance led on to a sin even
worse than that, namely the sin of immorality.
He hoped that through the instrumentality of the
'temperance Society, drunkenness would decrease,
and that this oider might again lead to the intro-
duction of higher and stricter principles of iora-
LT.-COLONEL DEANE said that he was sure every
one present would agree with what had been said;
he had been tuning over in Lis mind what cu)uld
be done in the matter; he was anxious from the
bottom (f his heart to do anything and everything
that lay in his power, and one thing had occurred
to him and that was to look with more favour on
teetotalers, hitherto be had thought rather dispa-
ragingly of them, but be would once and for all
give that up; in fact he would henceforth look
upon them as pluckier men than he was himself,
tor havii g done something which he would find
very difficult if for some reason he wanted to fol-
low their examnlle. He thought that might do
something particularly at Christmas time to in-
fluence their comrades, if instead of making a joke
and a laughing stock of a drunken man those pre-
sent would each in his own way try to give such good
natured and timely advice as lay in their power.
At the conclusion of the meeting a Resoluticn
wvas carried to the effect "that a branch of the
thurch of England Temperance Society to be
called the St. George's (Bermuda) Garrison Branch"
be formed. Forty-two persons then enrolled their
names, twenty-thi ee in theTotal Abstinence section :
and nineteen in the Temperance section, this list
bcing ht aded by Lt.-Colonel Deane. The next mee:-
ingwill be helu in the School Chapel on New Year's
Day at 5.80 p.m,
It is not in the Monastery of the Nativity at Beth-
lehem even over the silver star, let into the pave-
ment, where tradition is pleased to place the birth
of the Saviour of Mankind of Christ the Lord,"
that we shall find those special manifestations of
joy and of good will which, to an English heart,
cluster round Christmas. Could we gather about
the altars of the Grotto of the Nativity, and hear
the Masses, in turn of the Armenian, and of the
Latin Priests, on Christmas morn, we should form
part of a small audience, cramped in a space less
than half the size of the Chancel of Trinity Church,
whose enthusiasm would scarcely rise superior to
the ordinary routine of every day monotony.
As a sojourner in Bethlehem, our zeal might move
us to sally forth, and practically explore the envi-
rons; to stand upon the field, where the shepherds
watched their flocks, all seated on the ground, and,
for the instant, drawing upon the mighty past, to
recall from centuries of hidden time one of the most
notable of nights since day and night have been the
measures of space allotted to mortal men. Yet we
should find the settled Oriental far from being
alive to the interests of that night, which pious men
of old anxiously expected, and which successive
ages have since looked back to with various and
mingled feelings. The excited Occidental loses his
patience, almost altogether, with the seeming cold
indifference of the Bethlehemites, who enter with no
zest into his rich sentimentalism. Life for them
has become a stereotyped reality, they move on, in
the even tenor of their ways, uninfluenced by the
sentiment, which seasons our Western existence, and
gives us something to live for beyond the bare pro-
viding for the animal being.
In solitude almost would the Western Pilgrim
wander in the holy fields of the revered East, and
gather in the harvest, which a life long thought
had prepared him to reap. In his impatience he
would ask, can the inhabitants of such an eminently
historic land remain callous, when far-off dwellers
would delight in being privileged, for a few days, to
survey the face of nature in a country, which has
from childhood been a sort of idol to them ?
Or, we might, as sojourners in the Holy Land,
be disposed to track, as it were, the Magi to the
Manger, and with them, in spirit at least, to behold
the child Jesus with his Virgin Mother. But on
the spot we should find no enthusiasts, the ways
hard, the paths not easy, and no genial support such
as a wayfarer needs to enable him to complete his
enterprise. We should discover life running in an
even groove, without any excitements to render it
To day we should view a landscape far different
from that which even our crusading forefathers
beheld, in their fanatic exploits. The woods which
once graced the hills have disappeared, the ruinous
walls of the vineyards have fallen in decay, and the
old Roman pavements have become rather snares
In this waste and desolation we embrace the past
with a double eagerness, and long for its inspiration,
to supply a picture at once attractive to our fancy,
and in a measure coinciding with our own pre-
Thus, to a certain extent, we may supply what is
wanting in the stern fields of reality through which
we go, and, if we have not living companions to so-
lace and to cheer us, we have the silent companion-
ship of the worthies of eld to lead us onward in our
paths of investigation. Nor is such a companion-
ship indeed an empty solace, thus depending on
links of the historic chain, if we can find none to
attach ourselves to fo to for the time being.
If we examine, with ordinary care, a tithe of the
paintings which grace the great Picture collections
of the world, we shall find many a delightful study
of all the events which marked the incarnation of
Christ, where the Painter's brush has portrayed,
with great skillth great skillhe finest conceptions, and still
within the bounds of our experiences. These great
painters had no personal knowledge of Palestine.
They drew on their own imaginations and delinea-
ted their conceptions of truth and modesty without
any scenic attempts. We rejoice in the possession
of such exquisitely conceived paintings, as the her-
itage of all time, supplementing what is deficient
in our own notions, and raising our minds up to the
grandeur of the subjects which they represent. It
is a veritable feast to have our our own incipient ideas
promoted to full growth, and, in course of time, to
enjoy the contemplation of a delicately constructed
and well toned picture, fashioned and continuously
improved by the brush of experience.
Now though many English speaking people have
been within the borders of Palestine as travellers,
England has sent few pilgrims to the Holy Land
compared with other countries. England has not
been the country that nurtured artists to portray
the Holy Family, the Adoration of the Magi, &c.
The Continental nations have sent ardent pilgrims,
and have stimulated artistic excellence in the Chris-
tian Drama, as part and parcel of their religious
But this worship of localities, hallowed by the
Scripture story, this embodiment, in pictures of
marvellous excellence, of Scriptural facts and ideas
have not produced in the continentalist that degree
of pleasure which our English people have felt,
from study, or from actual experience. And what
is true of individuals is true also of different nations
contrasted with our own.
To all Christendom Christmas proclaims the same
message, and it would be an injustice to say that
this proclamation of good will to all men is not
alike fervently received throughout the Christian
world. We have only to turn our eyes to what we
every day learn is progressing in the world, and we,
cannot fail to perceive what is going on for good,
almost everywhere, how, despite the passions of both
individuals and of nations, Christian charity, in its
widest acceptation, is foremost in the great work of
ameliorating the condition of mankind, mitigating
misery and suffering, and pointing beyond to a ces-
sation of these evils, and a consummation of divine-
ly ordained happiness. All Christendom, we say,
has been influenced sensibly, and though the world
is far from being as settled as humanitarians would
desire, yet that it is materially influenced for good
by Christian munificence cannot be denied.
Not only on the Shepherds of Bethlehem has the
heavenly glory shone brilliantly, but the Gospel
has gone forth through the earth far from Jerusa-
lem, proclaiming liberty to the captive, sight to the
blind, and comfort to the bleeding heart. In our
own "sea girt isles" the learned Bishop Berkley
sought to establish a Christian Seminary from which
to radiate far into the regions of the Setting Sun
the light and consolation of Christianity.
Christmas is the dawn of a brighter day in the
annals of the human race. Peace on earth to man
forgiven." We, who enjoy the benefits of a purely
Christian civilization, may rejoice in our privileges,
and should welcome with double joy the Christmas
feast. It behoves us to make merry and be glad,
for we, who were dead, are alive again, for we, who
were lost, are found !
Ring merrily the Christmas chimes, let their
grateful music stir into life the tender youth, rejoice
the young man in his juvenesence, cheer the mid-
dle aged, and sustain the elders till the close of
life's little day. Bring forth the holly and garnish
with choicest flowers the place of the Sanctuary
that it wear a brightness, which this first of all
('! i ., i :, festivals should possess. Let this be the
strictly religious aspect of Christmas.
Socially, Christmas asserts her claims. In the
domestic circle is Christmas enshrined. The reli-
gious character underlying, the social feelings are
proportionally influenced at least, and bright is many
a family gathering with intensified mutual endear-
ments at Christmas tide. It is a time both to be
happy, and to make happy, to feel an innate satis-
faction, and to give evidence of the existence of such
I a feeling. Christmas is deeply enshrined in our
English life. It is one of our grand social rallying
points ingrained in our national life and never to
be eradicated. Round the hearth cluster its mem-
bers to welcome "Old Father Cihristmas." From
childhood we grow up in the belef that Christmas
is a national festival abounding in good will and
good fellowship. At the Pantomine the Grand
Father nods, the Father enjoys it, while his children
are transported with delight, even when the eye-
lids of the younger ones become heavy. The Pan-
tomime is an institution of English life, and not one
of the least amenities of Christmas tide, presenting,
as it does, some of the best scenic, dramatic, and hu-
morous representations of the day.
It is not, however, in the classic entertainments
such as London and some of the Provinces afford
at this season that we would especially look for
Christmas hilarity. It is rather in the domestic
walks of Englishlife, inits its inner and holier aspects,
that we find Christmas joy in its entirety. It lives
and grows in the family circle and extends far
beyond it. Wherever the English language is
spoken and English privileges exist, there we find
the social characteristics of Christmas joy implant-
ed. The great increase of material wealth, so far
from decreasing this, has largely expanded it. Not
only has it increased the physical, but also the mo-
ral well-being of communities; that the latter is
dependent on, and largely benefited by the former
is almost an axiomatic truth. The wealth of Eng-
land has enabled her to gratify her peculiar bent
of disposition. We may reasonably doubt, if other
countries had the same wealth, whether they
would reap the same Christmas joy from it. The
genius of the English people causes them to enjoy
Christmas in a way altogether foreign to other
All Christendom, as we have said, appreciates
Christmas in its higher religious view, but to the
English-thinking mind alone does the hilarity of
Christmas come home with special force. Every
fireside is a sort of nativity grotto, a holy ground,
and all goes merrily in harmony with the crackle
of the Yule log. Even in the hospital, the camp,
or in the battle field, Christmas is not without its
fond associations and its inspiriting hopes. It is
the great cheerer, for, without it, the world would
be dreary, drifting, as in bygone ages, into unsatis-
factory religious forms, shadows without sub-
stance, bodies without soul. Let the plum pudding
and the roast beef of Old England rejoice the heart,
and let nothing be wanting to add to the Christmas
hilarity-" Rejoice and be exceeding glad.'
Kind readers, we wish you, individually and
collectively, "A Happy Christmas," a not unkind
leave-taking of you for 1877.
At this season of the year when swimming can-
not be indulged in except through the risk of a
cold, perhaps nothing tends to benefit a body of
youths more than the game so freely indulged in by
the gallant sons of Mars, at Prospect. Brag, checks
or painting may assist in some measure tolessenthe
monotony of the Camp; but nothing we venture to
say benefits "physically," or promotes sobriety,
more than a friendly game of cricket. In order to
make this a prominent recreation for the troops,
Lieut.-Col. Bennett provided means to raise a club
for each Company also the Band and Drums in his
Regiment, and this healthy pastime has now be-
come quite a hobby all through the "Heroes of
Company has played Company till the Ghagans"
is in the "van" for this pastime. Subjoined is a
score of a match played at Prospect on the 15th in-
stant between the Band anid the "B" Company.
The weather was delightful consequently a good
sprinkling of spectators witnessed the match. It
would be out of place did we not mention the
splendid bowling of Pvts. C. W. Clarke and J.
Lane and the splendid C. & B. made by the former.
THE BAND" COMMANDED BY LT. AND ADJT. G. A.
Pvt. Sullivan, c Riordan
Pvt. Chandler, c Snell, b C.
Lt. Ashby, b C. W. Clarke
Sgt. Meredith, b C. W. Clarke
Cpl. Murray, not out
Pvt. Barham, run out
" C. Clarke, b C. W. Clarke
" R. Cushan, c and b C. W.
W. Payne, c Riordan, b
C. W. Clarke
Harrington, c Snell, b C.
Hickey, c Davis, b Riordan
1 c McLintic, b
0 b Rior
0 b Hart
3 c McLj
15 run ou
6 b C. W
0 b Your
0 cC. W
" B" COMPANY COMMANDED BY LT. K
Lt. R. Ireland, 16bw. b Cushan
Sgt. McLintic, b Sullivan
Hart, b Sullivan
Pvt. H. Snell, b Payne
Lt. Young, c Cushan, 6 Sul-
Pvt. Davis, b Sullivan 2
0. R. Clerk G. Down, b Payne 0
Pvt. J. Andrews, b Payne 0
M. Riordan, b Sullivan 0
W. White, b Payne 1
C. W. Clarke, not out 0
On Thursday, the 20th instant, a ma
Royal Engineers and the Civilians of B
played at Somerset, in which the Royal Enc
successful in adding another victory to the:
Capt. Heneage, b Peniston
Corpl. Martin, b Peniston
Lieut. Bor, c and b Peniston
Lieut. Von Donop, b Darrell
Lt. Wood, c Hunt, b Darrell
Lieut. Brady, b Darrell
Capt. Althorpe, b Peniston
Lieut. Nicholls, b Peniston
Corpl. Booker, b Peniston
Corpl. Bates, not out
Corpl. McLeod, absent
19 b Robert,
1 c W. Boy
15 b Darrell
1 b Darrell
25 b Darrell
0 c Roberts
4 b Darrell
3 not out
0 b Roberts
0 c S. Gilb
0 c Hunt, b
To.al 78 T
Mr. R. Gray, c and b Wood ..................
" Penisten. run out...........................
" A. Darrell, c Nicholls, b Von Donop ..
" G. Boyle, c and b Von Donop .........
W. Boyle, run ont ..................
W. Roberts, b Wood......................
T. W. Hunt, 1bw. b Wood..............
S. H. Gilbert c Nicholls, b Wood.....
H. Eve c Althorpe, b Martin..............
W. Masters, b Wood........................
B. T. Gray, not out ....................
Extras ...... .............
THE CHURCH IN BERMUDA.
The late very important Church meeting des-
cribed in our impression of 18th instant, has given
rise to much earnest discussion amongst all classes
concerning the present state and the future well-
being of that establishment, towards which the
hearts of all true men in Bermuda beat with affec-
tionate reverence. As in the mother country so in
Bermuda, the Church has formed, nay, has been the
inner life both in relation to the community and
the individual, spiritually, socially, and politically.
The veneration for our Rock-foundationed Church,
which from the beginning increased with the
growth of the Colony, is as great in the present
day as ever. There have been schisms, as the
Master said there would ever be, but they have
been ephemeral, and the straightened circumstances
under which she at present labours have put to the
test the love, not only of her ordained ministers, who
would be expected to rally round her and stand in
the forefront when she was distressed, but also of
her lay children. They have shown their willing-
ness to do all in their power, but the difficulties
before them are such that it will take a consider-
able time for them to be grappled with, and it is
the truest wisdom to suffer patiently a little pre-
sent privation that future richness may be made
But there are many questions being asked, and
one of the most important we now wish to place
before our readers that it may be.freely discussed.
It is with regard to the sufficient supply of Clergy
and the best means of obtaining the most efficient
men. The fact is patent that there exists a diffi-
culty in filling up certain livings now vacant. It
is natural that Bermuda should desire to have her
Clergy chosen from amongst her own sons; it is
good that it should be done if possible, for who
would naturally labour more for the good of the
Church of Bermuda than those who had been
baptized at her Founts ? But can the supply
be made to equal the demand ? We think that
the last few months have proved that it cannot.
The only other source of supply is the Mother
Church of England. Here difficulties arise, for
although there are many men who would like no
work better than the much appreciated but in many
matters very up-hill work of a Bermudian Parish,
yet from the day a young man is ordained such
work is offered to him amid a great quantity of
other work always crying to be done, and if he
looks upon his profession from the truest and high-
est point of view, he has to ask himself what sphere
of action his Divine Master would have him un-
dertake, and he must answer the question to his
own conscience. We hold that experience has
shown us that there are many Clergymen who deal
thus with their vows and their consciences. But
we do not shut our eyes to the other point of view,
that a Clergyman has a right to be paid for his
work as a professional man, and when a position in
Bermuda is offered to him he will balance the two
sides as to whether it will be for his material in-
terest, and that of his family, to come out to the
distant Island-where living is expensive in every
way, with absolutely no chances of preferment--
or to work as a Curate in some wide sphere in Eng-
land, where, if the income be actually less, it is
relatively greater, with every chance of having his
work recognized by the gift of a living after some
years. Now we believe there is a law which ex-
cludes American Episcopal Clergy from holding
livings in Bermuda except by express permission
of the Governor and Assembly. We would be glad
to have the question answered as to whether it
would not be wise to' change this law. The Episco-
pal Church of America is in full communion with
the Church of England, and the accounts we have
of thte session of the General Convention of the
American Church prove to us that there is an ever
strengthening life and vigour about that member of
Christ's Body. Why should we not ask them "to
come over and help us" by doing away with those
hindrances to their Clergy holding our livings P
If we belong to the Holy Catholic Churchlet us
strive to make it universal as it ought to be, un-
bounded by earthly limits, as it is to be unlimited
by earthly time.
JOTTINGS FOR TALLY-HO!
dan THURSDAY 20th.-Very sorry to trouble you Mr.
an 1 Editor, but I must request you to order Mr. Morris
t 1 to send me a first class steeple chaser from New
ainticr York by next Canima." On going to stable this
Clarke 0 afternoon the Groom said "very lame still, Sir."
lt 14 So it was a case of beg, borrow or steal; as the lat-
. Clarke 2 ter alternative might increase my intimacy with
Vr. Clarke 1 the Provost Marshal General to an unpleasant ex-
tent, I try the former all down Front Street, but
ng 14 they know me too well and my hard riding pro-
. Clarke, pensities (hem) Jackson's best hunters are all en-
iordan 0e, gaged, what am I to do ? At last I meet with a
friend who wants his crock exercised, he lends me
ll 3, the celebrated Respirator." I mount, I'm away,
ll 18 Tally-ho is himself again! My steed passages side-
Extras 11 long down the pavement, sweeping away perambu-
1 lators, nursemaids, window shutters and such like
Total 7 nick-nacks. But no matter. The derisive youth of
1 Hamilton advises me to get inside and pull down
. YOUNG. the blinds. Madly I haul the rein, "Respirator"
Innings. looks me in the face, now that is commendable and
van 0 manly in the human being but diabolical and un-
Payne 0 horselike in a quadruped, so I try the spur to
Le 4 straighten matters. They say you should never
ie 0 look a gift horse in the mouth, I hope I may never
see that borrowed one's again. Mem. When riding
ae, b C. a four-legged skyrocket don't try the spur, it is
ke 10 dangerous. The progress becomes frightful, how-
ne 11 ever the hill favors and I let him rip. Two-forty
van, b is nothing to the pace, I'm at the "Flatttts" in no
tray 2 time. Having omitted to begin pulling up within
livan 11 half mile of that place I rather overshoot the mark;
t 4 somewhere near the Devil's Hole I stop and find
ray 1 two equestrians going to the meet, new comers evi-
ray, b dently, a handsome black that looks like going and
ne 0 fiery chestnut (black for beauty, ginger for pluck),
de Balls 3 the latter ridden by one "well known with Mr.
Garth's, the Queen's staghounds, and the Staff Col-
Total 46 lege Drag" as the Field advertisements say. At
the meet there's a large field, some twenty mounted
tch between and many carriages. All being quiet my rampag-
ermuda was ing courser becomes a most docile cock-horse.
gineers were Well Tally-ho !" you've a lively looking one to-
ir score, day; can he go ?" I believe you my boy" said I.
No sooner said than done; Toot-Toot Forrud-on!
Innings. Up Holly Hill we go, a retired Galwegian who had
s12 enthusiastically put up a preliminary fence for us
'le, b Dar- on seeing us fly it sets up an Hibernian cheer;
9 "Respirator" hears it, round comes the head, up
27 goes the tail, it is the whirl-wind with a touch of
9 the earthquake. We dash wildly through the field,
S0 a vision of cedar trees, and stone walls pass under
g, b Darrell 0 us; in two twos the old Lunatic Asylum is reached
1 I wish the mad beast would stop there. No! no!
,2 John Gilpin's fate is mine and there is no stopping
ert, bRo- till the manger is reached. Distraction! I shall
11 miss the finish; fortunately I secure a seat in a
Darrell 5 carriage going to Mr. Fowle Tucker's Cricket Field
,xtras 4 and as I had only taken 9 minutes 13 seconds from
the Flatts to Hamilton I gain the goal before the
Potal 60 Hunt (I hope they enjoyed it, I didn't.) Why,
here's a regular little steeple chase course made!
............. 7 and an expectant crowd of all the rank and beauty
............. 2 of the Islands. Here they come, two greys, ever
........... ..9 so many browns and bays, what, no "Falls!" I
............. 6 thought I saw one, but it was not a bad one.
............. 4 Well done Pompon Rouge. Round again to please
............. 3 the ladies, GOD bless them! says every true sports-
.............10 man, they half our joys, double our cares, and treble
............... our expenses.
The Allan Steam Ship, which left Liverpool on
12th instant for Halifax and Baltimore, brings out
$50,000 in specie.
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THE LATE REV. DR. EAMES.
It was our painful duty to record in a former number I
of the Royal Gazette, hurriedly and in few words, the
sudden and unexpected death of the Rev. Dr. Eames.
But a few days before Dr. Eames had left New York
in company with his wife, for the purpose of spending
some months in these Islands, and hoping, whilst es-
caping the extreme cold of the State in which his home
is situated, to assist as much as possible his brother
Clergymen in Bermuda in supplying those sacred
ministrations which, with the present vacancies in their
ranks, they find it almost impossible adequately to
But GOD, in His wisdom, has seen fit to order other-
From all we can learn Dr. Eames seems to have been
in failing health for some time past, and in his reduced
state, the exhaustion produced by the sea voyage, from
which he appears to have suffered to an unusual extent,
proved too great for him. He lived to see the land
which was endeared to him by the many friendships he
had formed during a previous visit to Bermuda, and as
the steamer reached the wharf he calmly fell into his
last sleep, in the presence of his wife, and in the arms
of a friend, both of whom were wholly unprepared for
so sad an event.
Dr. Eames was born on the 29th November, 1814, at
Dedham, Mass., and was educated at Brown University,
Providence, R. I. He graduated in 1839, and was or-
dained Deacon in 1841 and Priest in 1842 by Bishop
Griswold. From 1841 to 1858 he ministered in the
Diocese of Rhode Island, and having evinced a singu-
lar faculty for organization, he was, during a great
portion of that time, by the special request of the Bish-
op, employed in missionary work, in forming new sta-
tions, and supplying them with occasional services.
Since Easter, 1858, he has been Rector of Concord,
The high esteem in which Dr. Eames was held in his g
own Diocese is proved by the many positions of trust
to which he was appointed. He was a clerical deputy
from New Hampshire to the last general Convention
of the Protestant Episcopal Church, and for many years
he has been a member of the Standing Committee.
His death will be severely felt by the Parish he had
served so diligently and effectively for nearly twenty
years. The disappointment experienced in his unlocked
for withdrawal, both on the part of the Clergy and of
the members of the Church in these Islands generally,
is great and universal. He is gratefully remembered
by very many in Bermuda for his urbane and gentle
demeanour, his calm and dignified address, his tender-
ness toward children, his courtesy to all. And, recall-
ing his able and attractive preaching, we had looked
forward both to pleasure and profit from his winter
sojourn among us.
For him, we doubt not, the change is a happy one ;
from toil to rest. He has put off the armour, so need-
ful for those engaged in the Christian warfare, for the
Crown of victory promised to those who are faithful
We trust that this bright and blessed hope may com-
fort the many friends in his distant home, whose sorrow
will be the greater for that his spirit passed away in a
foreign land, and far from the reach of those tender
ministries which it would have afforded them so much
happiness to supply.
INSPECTION OF TROOPS.
On Monday last, the 17th instant, His Excellency.
Major-General Sir R. M. Laffan, R.E., K.C.M.G.,T
Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Bermuda, in- .
spected the Royal Artillery and 1st Batt. 19th Re-
giment at St. George. The troops formed a brig-
ade of three Battalions under command of Lieut.-
Colonel B. M. Deane, 1/19th Regiment. The Royal
Artillery under Major G. A. Crawford on the right.
The Head Quarters 1/19th Regiment being divided
into two Battalions under Lieut.-Col. Vigors and
Major Hereford. The Brigade was drawn up in
line for the reception of His Excellency who arriv-
ed on the ground accompanied by his Staff and
Captain Coddington, the District, Officer Royal En-
gineers St. George, soon after 11 a.m. The Brigade
saluted His Excellency as he passed down the line.
After the march past His Excellency expressed
himself pleased with what he had seen and told
Lieut.-Col. Deane that the 1/19th Regiment might
march to barracks. His Excellency then examined
the Officers Royal Artillery in company drill, after
which he proceeded to the Royal Artillery Office to
examine Books, &c. After luncheon at the Royal
Artillery and Royal Engineer Mess, His Excel-
lency made a minute inspection, which lasted till
dark, of all the Forts at St. George.
In the evening His Excellency and Staff were
entertained at dinner by Lieut.-Col. Deane and the
Officers 1/19th Regiment, who received him with a
Guard of Honor. The local Heads of Departments
were honored by invitations to meet His Excellency
the Governor and Commander-in-Chief at dinner.
FIXTURES FOR BERMUDA HUNT.
DATES. MEET. FINISH.
27th Dec. SpitalPonds...............Clermont
Thursday, Hon. J. Harvey's, Som- Warwick Camp
r3rd Jan. erset WarwickCamp
8th Jan. Swing Bridge.............. Georges,
T7husa' .Riddle's Bay ..................Cavendish
Tuesday. Near Smith's Parish Prospect
23rd Jan. 5 Church respect
Thursday, Near Hamilton Parish
1st Feby. 5 Church 5
At a Regular Meeting of Atlantic Phoenix Lodge,
No. 224, G.R.E., held on Tuesday, December 18th,
1877, the following brethren were installed for the
ensuing year, viz.:-
Chas. A. Jones, W.M.; John S. Darrell, I.P.M.;
Henry Lockward, S.W.; J. E. Lightbourn, J.W.;
A. Grantham, Treasurer: 0. E. Clay, Secretary;
Henry A. Grantham, S.D.; W. J. Curtis, J.D.;
J. J. Friswell, I.G.; E. Carey, Steward; Robert
For the Royal Gazette.
With reference to a paragraph in your last Gazette
on "the fate of another Abandoned Vessel refitted at
Bermuda," we think it due to the late Receiver Gene-
ral" under whose authority her temporary certificate or
register was granted; to state-That the certificate was
only to continue in force 2 months from date, to enable
her to proceed to Halifax, N.S., for repairs. The ves-
sel was surveyed in April last, and left Bermuda in May
or June- THE SURVEYORS.
An Inquest was held at Ireland Island on the 20th
instant, before Charles C. Keane, Esqr., Coroner, on
view of the body of Mrs. Ann Penny, a woman of colour,
who was found dead in her bed on the morning of that
day.-Verdict died from natural causes.
BIRTH, in Pagets on Saturday the 15th of Decem-
ber, Mrs. Joseph M. Davis, of a SON.
BIDDULPH.-Dec. 19, at Yvery Cottage, Somerset
Island, Bermuda, the WIFE of Robert Waller Bid-
dulph, Esqr., M.B., R.N., H. M. S. Terror, of a
........., at Spanish Point, on Wednesday morning
last, the WIFE of Mr. W. R. Card, of a DAUGHTER.
MARRIED.-MEIN and FREND.-21st instant, at
Borrisnafarney Church, Frederick C. Mein, Lieut. and
Adjutant 53rd Regt., to Jane, elder daughter of Major
Frend, 73rd Regt., and of Butha, co. Limerick.-Clon-
mel Chronicle, November 24.
........., on Thursday last, at St. John's Church,
Pembroke, by the tRev. Mark James, Rector of Pem-
broke and Devonshire, GEORGE STOWELL to FRANCES
ELIZABETH, third daughter of William Patrick Swan.
A fresh lot received to-day per Canima at
Royal Gazette" Stationary Store,
Later fromn the United States and
The Fine Packet Brigantine Excelsior, Captain
Mayor, arrived on Wednesday last from New York,
in a passage of six days. The first two days out
she made an extraordinary run, but when on this
side the Gulf Stream experienced heavy contrary
winds which prolonged her passage.
We are indebted to Captain Mayor and Mr.
Steward Wilson, for files of the New York Herald
of the 13th instant.
FROM THE SEAT OF WAR IN THE EAST.
The reported fall of Plevna, and the surrender of
Osman Pacha to the Russians, noticed in our last
as having been received by H. M. S. Argus from
Halifax, is fully confirmed by the papers received
by the Excelsior, and which was done without a
condition. This disastrous event for the Turkish
cause, occurred on the 10th instant. Driven to
despair, his whole army being in a starving condi-
tion, many having already succumbed, Osman Pa-
cha crossed the river Vid, made a desperate
attempt to force the line of investment on the left
bank of that river, hoping to force a passage out
towards Widdin, and a portion of his troops did,
in fact, penetrate the line of intrenchments and bat-
teries, capturing eight cannon and nearly annihila-
ting one grenadier regiment. After five hours
fighting and being surrounded on all sides by an
overwhelming force, he, with seven other Pachas,
was compelled with his whole army to surrender.
The number of the Turkish prisoners at Plevna is
said to be 40,000, exclusive of 20,000 sick.
Osman Pacha received a wound in his leg during
The Grand Duke Nicholas slept at Plevna that
night, and placed his carriage and escort at
the disposal of Osman Pacha-first however restor-
ing him his sword in compliment to his bravery.
DETAILED ACCOUNT OF THE CAPTURE
LONDON, Dec. 18.-The following special des-
patch has just reached London from Plevna :-
For the last three days preceding the engagement
the Russians knew that Osman Pacha's provisions
were exhausted and that a sortie was preparing.
They received news on Sunday that he would
concentrate his whole army near the bridge over
the River Vid. This news was confirmed during
the night by General Skobeleff, who discovered that
the Turks had silently evacuated the Krishing
redoubt and all their positions on Green Hill.
General Skobeleff occupied these.
Osman Appears.-" At seven in the morning
Osmon crossed the Vid by two bridges and attacked
the Russian positions with such fury that they
captured eight cannon, and in a few minutes al-
most annihilated the Sibirsky Grenadier regiment,
Under a Hundred Guns --" The Turks then found
themselves under the fire of a hundred cannon of
the Russian second line and were attacked by the
grenadiers, who resolved to capture their guns.
M The Bayonet.-"The Turks were driven back
after a fifteen minutes' bayonet fight, but continued
to fire from the shelter of the banks of the Vid
until half-past twelve, P.M., when the firing ceased
on both sides, and a quarter of an hour afterwards
Osman sent an envoy to treat for surrender."
What Germany Thinks.-Berlin despatches say
that the policy of Germany seems to be that the
Porte must make the first ( vertures for peace. It
is thought very doubtful whether Russia would ac-
cept any offers of mediation until then.
A Thanksgiving Service.-The Emperor was pres-
ent yesterday at a Thanksgiving service held on the
site of the former headquarters of Osman Pacha.
Sooner than expected.-A telegram from Verbitza
states that the Czar will start for St. Petersburg on
Saturday. He visited Osman Pacha and returned
to him his sword in recognition of his bravery.
Grand Council in Stamboul.-A grand council was
held yesterday at Constantinople at the War Office.
It is said it was resolved to carry on the war to the
THE PoPE.-He cannot be moved from his Bed.-
Another attempt was made to remove His Holi-
ness from his bed to his armchair, on the 11th, in
consequence of the increasing gravity of the bed-
sores that have been induced by the recumbent po-
sition. It was hoped that this change would pre.
vent the extension of these sources of inconvenience
and danger, but the attempt has again failed."
The Press Association learns on good authority
that the Queen will open Parliament in person.
There has been considerable riot in Texas.
The latest accounts state that the Texas Rangers,
which had become prisoners to the Rioters, were
liberated after being disarmed. Judge Howard and
two of the Rangers had been shot.
The Marquis of Normanby, now Governor of
New Zealand, formerly as Earl of Mulgrave, Gov-
ernor of Nova Scotia, is now named as successor of
the Earl of Dufferin as Governor General of
The loss of the U. S. Steamer Huron, is found by
the Court of Inquiry to be lack of seamanship on
the part of Commander Ryan and Navigator Palmer.
New York lail Steamer.
Will leave hence for New York,
27th December, At I P. M.
To leave there for return on 3rd
All MAILS will close at the P, st Office at
10 a.m., on Thursday, 27th.
Specie Freight List, and Parcel List will close
at 6 p min., 26th Deer.
Freight will be taken until 10 a.m., 27th.
Bills of Lading signed until ll.
Passenger Stage will be removed at 12-30
p.m., 27th Deer.
Warehouse to be cleared Saturday 29th. All
Goods left until then will be sent to Bonded
TR OTT COX,
Hamilton, Dec. 24, 1877.
250 Cedar Posts,
Fo m l0 to 15 feet long and to square 4 inches
1000 Double-Twelve Stone.
Apply at once t
N. T. BUTTER FIELD-
Hamilton, Dec. 22, 1877.
I "ROYAL GAZETTE" Office, Monday Morning,
December 24, 1877.
Still Later from the United States
T and Europe.
a The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
arrived at her wharf in this Town, soon after two
o'clock on Sunday. She left New York on the af-
ternoon of Thursday last.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Pur-
ser Gale, Mr. Doughty, 2nd Officer, Mr. Harding,
of Canima, and W. Cox, Esq., and Mr. J. R. White,
passengers, for files of New York papers of the
afternoon of the 20th.
Gold in New York on the 20th, 102J.
Shares of Delaware and Hudson C. Co., 52J.
the conclusion that he could, under no circumstan-
ces whatever, make the slightest alteration in the
policy hitherto pursued, which consisted in main-
taining neutrality while providing for the protection
of Austria's interests and the exercise of her influ.
ence at the final settlement. Austria would
decidedly protest, and, it necessary, prevent any
attempt on the part of Servia to extend operations
to Bosnia and Herzegovinia.
FRANCE once again quiet.
VERSAILLES, Tuesday, Deer. 18, 1877.-In thE
Senate to-day, M. Pouyer-Quertier read the report
of the Finance Committee upon the bills authorisinm
collection of the four direct taxes and two-twelfth
of the budget. The report recommended th(
adoption of the bills. The Senate then unanimously
voted the four direct taxes and two twelfths of the
In the Chamber of Deputies M. Dufaure pres
ented a bill for the abrogation of the law on press
The session of both Houses then closed. Th
Chamber of Deputies will meet on the 8th of Jany
00,7V F.?fffpelr fcIX
The 28th Instant,
The Books comprising the
Of the late
0. Anglima Gilbert, Esqr.,
Will be Sold,
BY PUBLIC 3UCTIOJY
At his late Office, over the Store of Messrs.
Wainwright & Gorham.
A List may be seen and further particulars
MR. REGINALD GRAY,
Dec. 24, 1877.
Facts Speak Louder than
Call in at thee O tand
And Know for yourself,
Colonial Secretary's Office,
DECEMBER 22, 1877.
HIS Excellency Major-General SIR ROB-
L ERTM. LAFFAN, R.E., K.C.M.G., has
received information from the Right Honor-
able the EARL OF CARNARVON, Her Majesty's
Principal Secretary of State for the Colonies,
that HER MAJESTY has graciously confirmed
and allowed the Act of the Legislature of Ber-
muda, No. 11 of 1877, entitled "An Act to
"provide for the Establishment of a Board of
" Public Works."
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
Post Office Notice.
pTHE Public of Hamilton and vi-
cinity are hereby informed that PRI-
VATE LETTER BOXES may be rented at
the Post Office in the Town of Hamilton at a
charge of FIVE SHILLINGS PER AxNUM, to be
paid in advance to the Postmaster there.
This arrangement is to come into operation
on the 1st day of January, 1878, and to hold
good for the period of one year.
JAMES H. THIS,
P. M. General.
Post Office, St. George's, I
0\1 .4 T -. 1- Q17#7O I
tTHSO Dst1 December, 1677.
P++ p+_ +++T$ T R Is
Just RIeceived and now being open-
ed, adapted for the Season, T zS B S '' 0
Selected expressly for this Market to Suit the
Times, and will be Sold at bottom figures
for the Cash only,
In the Mail Steamer Canima yesterday from New
York :-Rev. Frederick Lightbourn, Mr. and Mrs-
William Cox. Mr. and Mrs. A. Grejy and 3 children,
Mr. and Mrs. E. L. Anderson: 2 children and nurse,
Mr. and Mrs. J. R. White and 2 children, Mrs. John
Barber and 2 children. Miss M. Hill, Messrs. F. A.
Bell, G. W. Durant. B. W. Watlington, F. H. Striker,
F. Hubbard, J. H. Beattie, T. B. Bradford and N. W.
Hutchings.-Second Cabin, Joseph Doman and J. L.
Ward.-Steerage, John Emanuel.
H. M. S. Himalaya, with the 87th R. I. Fusiliers
on board, hence at Queenstown on 6th inst. The
87th had taken quarters in the Cork Garrison.
The H. was to leave on 13th for Malta.
II. M. S. Encounter, Captain Bradshaw, hence at
Spithead on 1st inst.
POST OFFICE PRIVATE LETTER BOXES.-It will
be noticed, on reference to our advertising columns,
that the Postmaster General announces that the
Private Letter Boxes at the Hamilton Post Office,
are now ready, and can be secured at the rate of
Five Shillings each per annum. The adoption of
the Private Letter Box system has long been desired
by the Public, and the rate fixed for this great
accommodation is, we conceive, very moderate.
ANTHRACITE COAL COMBINATION.-At a meeting
of all the Anthracite Producers held at the Del.
Hudson Canal Office on the 18th, sittings continued
from the 13th, certain preliminaries were agreed
on, and a committee appointed to report to an ad-
journed meeting on the 27th. The indications are
that a substantial binding agreement will be con-
cluded, the first step towards the gradual revival
of a staple (depressed) trade.
ENGLAND TO DEMAND A VOICE IN THE
SETTLEMENT OF THE EASTERN QUESTION-DISSEN-
SIONS IN THE CABINET-GERMANY CONTEMPTUOUS-
LY REFUSING TO PARTICIPATE IN MEDIATION.
LONDON, Dec. 20.-The policy to be pursued by
England in the present crisis in Eastern affairs con-
sequent upon the issuance of the Porte's circular
appealing for the mediation of the Powers, and the
determination expressed by Russia to resist all in-
terference in her efforts to subjugate Turkey and
compel the latter Government to treat directly with
the Czar for peace, is now the all absorbing topic in
English parliamentary circles. It is stated semi-
officially that the Government will declare in strong
terms its disapproval of Russia concluding a direct
peace with Turkey. As to the course England will
pursue in case this remonstrance is not recognized
by Russia, is a subject in which the deepest interest
is taken, and on which there is great difference of
opinion. The early official convoking of Parlia-
ment in January indicates that an anti-Russian
policy will be pursued, and this creates a great sen-
sation in political circles.
The Financier of this morning says: "All sorts
of statements of a more or less improbable charac-
ter were in circulation on the Stock Exchange,
Tuesday. According to one, there are dissensions
in the Cabinet; another affirms that the Marquis
of Salisbury, Secretary of State for India, and Earl
Carnarvon, Secretary of State for the Colonial De-
partment, are to quit, and another says that Lord
Beaconsfield, thus rid of a clog upon his policy, will
send troops to Gallipoli. It was further reported
that the Queen has forwarded to the Ministers a
written memorandum or State paper setting forth
her views upon the Eastern Question, and another
report says that our Cabinet has sounded Berlin
with regerd to the tentative move of Turkey in the
direction of an agreement, and met an unfavorable
This afternoon's Pall Mall Gazette, in its leading
article, says: The Cabinet has come to a wise re-
solution. If in these days, after reading the his-
tory of the last ten years, after making the relations
of the Continental powers. After learning the
lesson which the condition of Europe at this mo-
ment plainly teaches-if, after this, any man thinks
a rich empire can exist without ever asserting a
disposition to fight for its possessions and existence,
that man must be a fool. If without thinking so
he maintains his point, then he must be some kind
of a traitor-the sort of traitor, perhaps, who de-
clares himself a humanitarian or a churchman first
and an Englishman afterward." The Pall Mall
Gazette, however, does not put the same interpreta-
tion on the summoning of Parliament as the Post
and Standard did this morning. It says the sum-
moning of Parliament probably means no more
than a warning to the other powers that England
does not propose to allow the Eastern question to
be settled by the three Emperors, and that she must
have some voice in the disposal of her own future.
LONDON, Dec. 20.-The St. Petersburg Gazette
announces that Gen. Todleben has been appointed
commander of the army of Rustchuk, with Prince
Imeritinsky as his chief of staff.
LONDON, Dec. 20.-The Times' Vienna correspon-
dent says it was thought for some time that Eng-
land might bring the Turkish note officially to the
knowledge of the Russian Government, but accord-
ing to the latest information the British Cabinet
decided on Tuesday that in view of the difference
of opinion among the powers, any attempt, to me-.
diate would be in opportune. The Porte intends
to lay the whole question of negotiation before the
Turkish Parliament, making further steps depend-
ent on circumstances.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 19.-It is said the Porte
has instructed its Minister at Rome to ask tor an
explanation of the relations which are growing
more and more intimate between Italy and Greece.
VIENNA, Dec. 19.-Count Andrassy, addressing
the Budget Committee to-day, said he had come tc
Ci4F .1ade CLO TICR.LG, L rE m
Full Suits, PrIrPE3 & CI AR HOLDERS
Also CO/0TS and PdNTS, c.c.,
Good Material, good Workmanship, and
SHIRT', a great variety
Under CLOTHI IIN G, a large assortment
HOSIERY of every description
Felt HATS, Latest Fashion
BOOTS & SHOES for the million
Ladies', Miss-s' and Children's Worsted JAC K-
ETS, HOODS and NUBIAS, &c., &c.
FUItNITIUR. I'.- Black \V. N. Parlour and Bed-
room Suits, Sofas, Lounges, Chairs, &c.,
Painted S.uits, &c.
SilEETING, White and Brown
Canton FLANNELS and COTTON'S, White
Queen's WARE, Glass WARE, and other
Clothes LIN ES Clothes PINS
Shoe BRUSHES & BLACKING
Stove POLISH &c.. &c.
Hamilton, December 22, 1877.
/W r + dV 'erliseulief1.
r!THE SUBSCRIBER hereby begs leave to
inform the inhabitants of Hamilton, and
the general Public that he intends opening a
On Queen Street,
About the 1st of the New Year, and respect-
fully solicts a share of patronage.
FRED. A. WHITE.
Hamilton, Dec. 24, 1677.--2
All papers please copy twice.
A LE in Hhds. Bls. and Kilderkins
Portland CEM ENT
Building BRICKS PICKETS
N. T. BUTTERFIELD 8& SON.
Hamilton, Dec. 18th, 1877.-2 3p.
Genuine 'eneriffe Onion
rT HE Undersigned have made arrangements
t for obtaining a quantity of the genuine
Red 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.
Hamilton, December 11, 1877.-6 3p.
In great Variety.
For Sale by
H. A. JAMES,
Cor. Front St. and Chancery Lane.
4th, 1877 --Im.
. Rose Cottage,
A pleasantly located Dvelling in West War-
wick, near Riddle's Bay.
For particulars apply to
THEO. J. LIGHTBOURN,
Front St., Hamilton.
December 22, 1877,
Particularly suitable for Presents,
Chloce uo kine Tobaccos,
A Few Thousand
Of the celebrated Aquila d6 Oro Brand,
Tniported direct from Havana, Wholesale and
Retail, at the lowest CASH Prices, at
the Sign of the Big Cigar, No's.
46 and 47 Front Street.
H. A. GRANTHAM.
Hamilton, Deer. 21, 1877.-3
INTEN1)S retiring from Business and will
Sell (lie whole of his
(A Large Quantity of which has been recently
imported) at greatly reduced Prices.
TilHE STOCK CONSISTS OF
G ENTS Ready-made CLOTHING, in great
Under CLOTlHING HOSIERY
CLO I'IS TWEEDS SERIES
SHIRTINGS BRACES BELTS
iHATS CAPS BRIUSHIES
Cash BOXES FLUTENAS
CON CEItTENAS CUTLERY
Silver Plated WARE (in Spoons, Forks, Soup
Ladles and Cruets)
Marine and Opera GLASSES
TE LESCOPES TRAYS
WAITERS Dressing GLASSES
PI' ES Cigar iOLD E RS
COMBS PURSES REVOLVERS
And many other Articles too numerous to men-
N.B.-The Subscriber respectfully solicits all
parties to whom he may be INDEBTED to
send in their Accounts for settlement by 31st
JANU x 4Y, 1878, all Accounts after that date
cannot be entertained. It is also well to remind
those Indebted to come forward-without fur-
ther notice, and pay their Accounts to
THOSE. W. KELLY.
St. George, liermuda 2
Dec. 22, 1877. 2
Card of Thanks.
CA APT. SAMUEL CORNING, of the British
Barque Susan M. Dudman," gratefully
acknowledges the kindness of Captain LEVE-
SON E. I. SOMERSET, R.N., Naval Super-
intendent of ller Majesty's Naval Establish-
ments, in so promptly allowing H. M. S.
" Spitfire" to tow his Vessel (being in a leaky
and disabled condition) into this Port on the
15th instant, and also desires to express his
thanks to the Officers and Crew of the Spit-
St. Georges, Dec. 19th, 1877.
Clara Adams, B J Bengtson, Eleanor J Bean,
Robert Baldwin, Richd Bunker, Wim Brown, Anto-
nio Jacintho, Furlado mi Crolo, Rosa da Conceicas,
Richd Thos Dill, Elis Dalgoist, Fraser Deshield,
Mrs .aIsry C Eve, J Greenslade, Thoa George (Fish.
erman), Matilda Hooper, Wm S Iris, Chas A Uones,
Juome Joaquim, Mingo Jones, Mrs Jno W Kendle,
Jane Lusher, Sarah Lee, Elizabeth Miles, Manuel
Fueira de Mello, Silveira de Mathos, Jno E Prismn,
John Peters, Jane Romeo, Thos S Reid, F HI Rob-
inson, Jno Rogan, Frances E Stovell, Ann JLSteele,
Geo N Swan, Mrs Amelius Stowe, Benjamin T
Seon, Joseph Smith, Jairus C Swan, Jno W Smith,
Joze Pueira de Silva, Robt A Tucker, Somers
Tuzo, John Virgin, Mrs Alice S Watson, Louisa
Williams, Thos Wells, Catherine R White, W
Broddan Whelham, Chas L Williams, Thos Will-
cox, Chas H Wilkinson.
Post Office, Hamilton, Dec. 2', 1877.
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A Business Directory for the Towns of Hamilton
and St. George.
An Elaborate Itinerary.
A plan of the Town of St. George, kindly furnished
by P. Ness, Esqr., Colonial Surveyor.
A Catalogue of most of the Plants, both wild and
cultivated, growing in Bermuda, obl gingly pre-
pared and classified for the publisher by Henry
J. Hinson, Esqr., M.D., for this Edition--The
most complete yet furnished.
A Catalogue of the Fishes of Bermuda by Professor
G. Brown Goode, Esqr., of the Smithsonian In-
A Catalogue of the Birds of Bermuda, revised by
Lieut. Denison, R.E.
And a Catalogue of the Sea and Land Shells of
Bermuda, by Mr. John Tavenier Bartram, of
Stock's Point, St. George.
PRICEs-Sheet 1/. Book, plain, 1/6; ditto,
Can he had at the Post Office, St. George;
at the CHIEF \VARDER's Office, Royal Naval Yard,
Ireland Island; of the several Carriers of the
Gazette," and at the Royal Gazette" Station-
Royal Gazette Office, Dec, 18, 1877.
John B. Newman.
(Nearly opposite the Royal Gaze te" Ollice.)
General Harness 1Maker and
Carriage TRIMMER and UPHOLSTERER.
MATTRESSES made to order.
N. P.-Neatnes, Strength and Punctuality
(Guaranteed at the above Establishment.
lHamilton, Dec. 1st, 1877.-3m.
I im's. J. N. Jones, ot Boston
g S prepared to Instruct Ladies in the art of
S 'UTTING 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.
MRS. JON ES,
At the Residence of J. C. KEENEv,
N. vrmber 26, 1877.-6
H. A. James,
Received by the last Steamer
FROM NEW YORK,
A Fine Assortment of Silver
SPL TED WARE
('AKE BASKETS, Card RECEIVERS
ru Butter DISHES, Sugar DISHES, (with
ruby and frosted Glass), CASTORS, Pickle
JAa4S, Napkin RINGS, CUPS, GOBLETS,
SPOONS, FORKS, &c., &c.
These Goods are heavily Plated and finely
finished. Cor. Ft. St. and Chancery Lane,
Hamilton, IDecr. 3, 1877.-1m
Xmas Cards and New
Years for 1877.
.A NICE ASSORTMErNT OF
tod ewVCfl T Wars
Just Received and open for inspection
T 1 I S DA Y.
MOT TOES for Frames and Book
And a variety of Christmas Presents and New
C. H. ROBINSON.
No. 45 Front Street,
Hamilton, 11th Deer., 1877. 3
At the Christian Knowledge Society
A Fine Collection of
-I-bi-d X72" Cl
And for Sunday School LIBRARIES,
With the usual assortment of
IFOR THE SEASON.
S. NELM ES.
Tower, Ilamilton, Deer. I1, 1877.
./Jrt- Union of London,
444, WEST STRAND, W.C.
INSTITUTED 1837. INCORPORATED 1846'
TIE RIGlHT HON. 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 !Prize at the annual distri-
bution in April,
AN IMPRESSION OF A FINE PLATE,
The Return of the I.ife Boat.
Engraved in Line by A. W\ILLMORE, from the
original by E. DUNCAN.
A Sul,scriber 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 THE LIFE BOAT by E.
Value 210, will be one of the chief prizes.
Other 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,
Ilony. Sec. for Bermuda.
November 11, 1877.
7S Boots & Shoes,
also SLIPPERS Sin great variety
LAMPS 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.
Hamilton, Nov. 20, L877.
H A. GRANTIHAM hasjust Received
an Import ition of TOBACCO
at the Sign of the Big Cigar, 46 & 47, Front
A Splendid Saddle
-Would' Suit -any Gentltiman of the Bermuda
Ilunt Club, who would require a good Hunter.
St. George's Hotel.
St. George's, 18th Dec., i877.
NWEVv WATCHES, Lockets, Brooches, Fin-
ger Rings, Ear Rings, Sleeve Buttons,
Charms, &c., &c.
At [I. A. JAMES,
Cor. Front St. and Chancery Lane
Decr. 4th, 1877 --in
Comfortable and Pleasantly
In the Town of Hamilton, now occupied by
Mr. N. 0. 1)URHAM.
Possession given 5th January 1878.
J. E. EVANS,
At the Paint Shop,
Next Cor. of Queen and Reid Street.
Hamilton, Novr. 19th, 1877.
* J.PS E nd CI4 'TS of
On Sale at the "Royal Gazette"
Ts 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
"STAR AND GARTER" Tavern (Late the
"METROPOLITAN") Queen Street, and at
qis Store near the Commissariat Buildings, East
J. W. ADKINS.
October 9th, 1877.
A LL Persons having DEMANDS against the
A Estate of the late XMRS. ADRIA ANNA
GILBERT HILL, 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.
A. B. HILL,
'T. A. OUTEIIBRIDGE,
November 5, 1877.
A LIBERAL REWARD will be
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 beinLr
the second time during the past 3 months-and
also give notice that any Person or Persons
found TRIESPA.SSING on thePlremises after
this date will be punished according to Law.
B. POW EL.
Somnc(rset, Nove'ilher 9, 1 877.
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.
; For Rent,
That desirable Property in Paget
At present occupied by !AJOR WILKINSON
D.C.G. Possession given Ist January next.
MR. M. S. HUNT,
November 3, 1877.
In the Town of Hamilton,
A Furnished Two Story
DwlfehiAg ,70 U/SE.
Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
liamilton, Sept. 25th 1877.
T H E Undersigned having re-
ceived a Patent CIIIMNEY S\VEEP-
ING MACHINE from New York, is prepared
At Moderate Rates in any part of the Island.
Hamilton, April 2nd, 1877.
Reid Street, West of Royal Gazette" Office.
Office HIours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
HIamilton, October 26th, 1876.
Wanted, a Jook.
Apply, 2 Prince Alfred Terrace, Ireland Island.
Deer, 18, 1877.
At the .( Royal Gazette"
H3S BEEN RECEIVED,
Sir G. F Seymou r,
PRAYER .BOOKS & Church Secrices in
Scripture Text BOOKS Hymn BOOKS
Ornamental ALPIHABETS Legal SEALS
Toy BOOKS ENQUIRE WITHIN
TIHE REASON \VHY
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Letter WR ITERS
Prepared PARCIIMENT for Deeds, &c.
Music CARDi)S Memo. BOOKS
Foreign Letter and Note PAPER, Envelopes to
Reams thin Wrapping PAPER
Lead PENCILS, &c., &c.
Hamilton, Nov. 14th, 1877.
F 7? 09 ; Y L,
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
Carrying the United States Mail
from New York
MONTANA sails Nov. 27, at 11 a.m.
NEVADA sails Deer. 11, at 11 a.m.
II)AIIO 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 the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Ber-
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
WILLIAMS & GUION,
29 Broadway, New Yorl.
New York, Nov. 8th, 1877.
The Standard of
Hamilton, September 9th, 1885.
North of Trinity Church,
J1 VARIETY OF
And a Choice Selection of BOOKS
Xmas and New Year
PF i SE. TS,
Just Received, and For Sale at the Stationery
Store adjoining the Royal Gazette" Office.
IHamilton, Dec. 4, 1877.
A New Assortment of BOOTS and SHOES
A Just Received at Nos. 46 & 47, Front
" Eau" of Dr. I oltz for
1111IS WATER is of an entirely vegetable
composition, and its use is quite inof-
Thanks to this peculiar quality which gives it
no rival, DR. IloLTZ'S [lair D)ye has not the
disadvantage of the other preparations which
give to the hair atn unnaturally vulgar color.
Guided by his medical knowledge and his
great chemical experiences, Da. HOLTz has
succeeded in the discovery of plants, which give
the richest balsamic dyeing and curative essen-
ces, and it is by this study that he succeeded to
compound a dye which may be styled as the
Regenerator by excellence of the chevelure.
GENER \L W \REHOUSE, IN PARIS,
La Correspondance Parisienne.
4 Rue de lu Tacherie, 4.
?IEW SUPPLIES CIGARS-Both Havana
4' Fand other Cigars cheap for Cash, at 46 &
47 Front Street, the sign of the ". Big Cigai."
W. 0, F. BASOOMC E,M ,.D.,
REID STREET, HAMILTON.
ILL JIYN.ICK-DECEMBER, 1877.
Adapted to the Standard of all Nations, Packed
ready for Shipping.
World's Fair, London 1851
World's Fair, New York 1853
World'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, &e.,) also
Oscillating Pump Co's Pump.
FAIRIBANK'S & CO., N. Y.
October 16th, 1877.-6m
raI1E BEST INVESTMENT OF THE
I DAY FOR A SMALL OUTLAY.
And where there is no
i / --previous knowledge of
1t +- > )l the business required,
.--a Lemonade, Ginger
,t,1 lriBeer, 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.
BARN ETT, SON, AND FOSTER R
Engineers, 23c, Forston Street, Iloxton, Lon-
don, England. 3m
Winm. James IHeney,
W. 0. F A S1 0 I E
REID STREET, HAMILTON: EAST,
Has Received a supply of the fol-
FOR T.IE TEETH
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-
B RIEL, Ludgate Hill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
CORALITE TOOTH PASTE, for Cleansing
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
WHITE GUTTA PERCIHA 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.
^ ^ .
.! : ." H 71 _27. I.-- V 7' a1 T~y
DANIEL G. LANE Proprietor'
Branch Establishment, St. George.
T HE Proprietor of the above Es-
tablishment having just returned by the
" Cantina" from New York, and brought with
him a number of NEW CARRIAGES and
Stylish YOUNG HORSES to add to his already
well selected Stock, begs to thank the Public of
Bermuda generally for their past Patronage and
hopes for a continuance (f 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.
7 2 4 5821
7 3 4 59 22
7 3 4 59023
7 4 5 024
7 4 5 1 25
7 3 5 226
7 3 5 227
i2 18 Christmas Day
1 6 St. Stephen
1 54 St. Johnf Evangelist
2 42 Innocents-Eng. MI
3 30 [11th ins due.
4 18 1st after Xmas
5 6 Silvester
Last Quarter 27 day, 2 hour, Im a.m.
TlE BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE is published
every Tuesday by DONALD M'PHEE LEE,
Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent
AT HIS 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 Gazelle,
JAMES THIEs, Esqr., Post Master General.
I TilE 'I-L i' \ r().l', \TE 'jA1FE
Can be obtained fro n the
PHOENIX INSURANCE CO,11PANY
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the BR INCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable itemn
RISKS taken both on REAL and PERSONAL
I'PROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no CHARGE for Policies.
N. A. BUTTERFIELD,
ff-t 7 r14 .
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