BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 4-Vol. ELX.
STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUES.
January 2S, 1879.
[Written expressly for the Bermuda Royal Gazette.] the properties recently acquired, verandahs have.
DOMESTIC ARCHITECTURE. been attached or repaired without much considera- t
As a whole the domestic architecture of Bermuda tion, and additions and alterations made more with
As a whole the domestic architectureofBermuda reference to their immediate want than anything
is not so despicable, but, it must be confessed, that else. The new barracks at St. George's are a cred- Pilof Salvage Serv ices.
altogether there is much room for improvement. table exception. P S va S c e .
Here and there some tasty cottages are to be seen A good and, at the same time, cheap class of
with verandahs and neat venetian blinds, with at houses is required for the lower and working classes TN order to prevent misunderstanding among
times a small patch of ground laid out with a little not crowded too much together. Another want is those persons who may be concerned in the
regard to taste. And occasionally a few large a suitable class of houses for a few families sojour- above matters whenever connected with us,
houses, not however comparing in neatness with the ning for the Winter, suitably furnished. An in- We, the undersigned, Branch Pilots, do hereby
small cottages. The most recently erected ouseions, vestment in such a description of property would, of give notice that we have this day agreed to
whether simple cottages, or pretentious least with course, be hazardous to a certain extent, in the un- work in PILOTING and SALVAGE SERVI-
donotcomparefavourably design at ea w certaintv of a tenant during the season. The en- o
the old structures, however much they may excel qurtint however during the last few years for fu- CES, on the following scale-Viz
them in general convenience and sanitary requ nished houses show that a suitable description of PILOTING OR SALVAGE (in Sail-boats)-i for
ments. The ordinary modelof a Bermuda, cottage suchhouses would find good tenants. The sea the Pilot; J for the Sail-boat; J for the
we have always considered unique, and it is there- voyage deters many from coming to Bermuda, who Crew.
fore with considerable regret that we have observed wouaedtrs many from coming to Bermuda, who Crew.
fore with considerable regret that we have observed would gladly visit its shores, and, it must be con- PILOTING (in Gig-boats)-i for'the Pilot; 2
a departure from the principles of goodconsructon fessed, that there are certain drawbacks to contend shares for the Gig-boat; remainder among
in a few cottages, which have recently been erected against. But, in spite of all, a certain numb sr the Crew.
on prominent sites in the Town of amilton. A will always come, and the providing a suitable VAGE (in Gig-boats)- shares for the Pi-
proprietor is of course at perfect liberty to erect description of furnished houses would prove atSALVAG (in Gig-boats)-2 shares for the Pi-
what he pleases, inconformity with his design and ctive,andbringtotheIlandadesirable class lot; or 2 shares for the Gig-boat; re-
the leng y to do with purse. All that the pube satisfied of people. All European resorts are so provided. mainder among the Crew
immediately to do with a structure is to be satisfied A hotel and boarding houses are all required, and NOTE.-In Salvage awards, one share extra
as to its stability, and the general sanitary arrangie- this furnished house in addition. Such houses will be made, which will be divided among the
ments. But then there exists in every community might be made commodious and comfortable at a standing Crew.
certain good taste which demands a reasonable sa- reasonable cost. A cheap class of houses for the All expenses incurred will be deducted from
tisfaction, and which, as a usual thing, persons labouring people can only be secured by building a
building are ambitious enough to gratify. Every- number at the same time on the same plan, dupli- the whole amount previous to division.
thing considered, the architecture of Bermuda is cates reducing cost. The cost of labour in Bermuda JAMES B. RICHARDSON,
astonishingly good, and we should be sorry to ob- is enhanced by the work done in a day being less JOHN S. MINORS,
serve rmuda any retrograde tendency sideratum, adapt- than is customary in the States and Canada, a solid JOHN FOX,
The Bermudastone is a great desideratum,adapt- ay's work being hardly attainable. But still, BENJAMIN TROTT,
ed for roof slates as well as walls, and its easy with these disadvantages, good dwellings, con- Branch Pilots.
manipulation renders it available for a great variety
maof designs and at a reasonable rate. The appliea- structed on a moderate scale, could be made cheap St. George's, Jany. 4, 1879.-3
tio of machinery to the quarrying and dressing of and afford better shelter than is now had. Many
tion of machinery to the quarrying and dressing of consider that stone and mortar have no returns in o
this stone is doubtless feasible; and, if once intro- them in available rents for a capitalist. Generally, 01N1C0.
duced, would largely cheapen the cost of building, that is true, but not of this class of houses. A man
and tend of course to reasonable rents. If dimen- who owns and occupies a house and is liberalin his T HE Subscriber would like his
sion stone couldbe produced rapidly and cheaply, expenditures on it for his own comfort, can never Customers and others who use Oil, usual-
the export of Bermuda stone might again ve, expect, orvery rarely, to realise his investment sold in Bermuda as Olive Oil, to ive a trial
and assume very respectable dimensions. The And a property, which has ceased to have a special to som
Bermuda stone is porous, hardens by exposure and plication, rapidly deteriorates in value. Te ar- to some just received from London pe "Queen
is capable of absorbing any wash, which might be rangement of the surrounding grounds, or little of thle Isles."
colouredo relieve the monotonouswhite, soinjurious patch of ground attached, has much to do with the R E O
to the eyes. Where any considerable weight has general appearance and character of the whole, im- t '
to be sustained, the stone can be selected, and care- parting a desirable finish to the house. There is In Quart Bottles,
fully and thoroughly bedded. By cement wash,pby rather a tendency to neglect the flower garden and Can be recommended as something superior.
the building of a vacuum wall, and by strapping overlook its pleasures in too great a thought of the
and lathing, so as to avoid plastering on the face of involves. Where things are most difficult
the stone internally, a house may be rendered dry care it involves. Where things really eagerly cultivated. The '
and comfortable against the greatdamps whichare killing find more encouragement, in less favoured S ard or oston
so common in this climate. Again the providing spots than Bermuda, because the necessity of scien- ,
of proper chimnies is also of consequence, be. tificcultivationis only too apparent. We believe, Chi tcllheS
cause the flue acts as a natural ventilator, however, that the Bermudians are becoming more C
and with an occasional firo in a damp day the yen- alive to the advisability of having their houses 36 Gross in Case-Cheap.
tilation is promoted. Again the drawing of cool tastefully arranged with flower gardens always an
air altogether from the open windows may be elegance in Domestic Architecture. We can point .
largely superseded by providing cold air ducts, and elegance in Domestic Architecture. We can point B. F. DICKINSON.
largely supersededby providing cold air ducts, with pride to Norwood, as one of the oldest, best llamilton, January 21, 1879. -3
avoiding drafts which cause colds to be so very reserved and comfortable houses in Bermuda, and
common. A system of decoration can easily be one well designed. It answers he condiions we and
atained in Bermuda stone, if desired; but bold and one well designed. It answers the conditions we I) Tu 'WT A il TD 1
attained in Bermuda stone, if desired; but old andhave laid down well built in the first instance, and L U T
effective work can be had without much expense. in the next place kept in regular running repair.
The introduction-of terra cotta lintels, sills, jambs A neglected house in this climate rapidly deterio- "
and cornices would impart a richness of finish, rates, and becomes damp and uncomfortable to the Ei TO
while materially preserving the structure. There occupants. People sometimes think in consequence the Undersigned having been broken into
e introduced intle things which could taingeously rringthat a Bermuda house cannot, in the nature of the on the night of Friday last, the 3rd inst.,
much cost. In the old houses, owing to the use of to be able comfortable and it istherefore satisfactory an a considerable quantity of Y ()1)
cedar and a misapprehension of the strength of to be able to point to such a mansion as Mr. Sal- PROVISIONS, &c., taken herefom.
Sd haht tus', to set at rest any such ideas. PROVISIONS, &c., taken therefroom.
material, the beams and joists are badly proportioned tusA, to set at rest any such ideas. IBEIAL ,It EWA RlD will be paid for
and the floors are rather elastic in consequence. such information as will lead to the conviction
The first consideration about a house is that it rand Promenade Con- of the Offender or Offenders.
should be well built. The best quality of stone e
should invariably be had, because the labour on N.rA. COOPER i.
bad material is more costly than on good material, cert. Warwick, 6th January, 1879.
while the work will be immeasurably better when r H 1 Officers and Members of the
good stuff is had. Good stone obtained, a great Oicer and Members o the u s
deal depends on the efficiency of the mason, how FEM \LE CHARITABLE UNION SO- P
the mortar is prepared and used, and that all chips CIETY of Southampton, will give a.
and rubbish are rigidly excluded. The house,oncert P tatoes! Potatoes!
planned to suit the requirements and conveniencerand promenade oncertotatoes! Potatoes
of the inmates sought to bp accommodated, should At F. M. COOPER'S, Esqr's., (late Mallory's Potatoes Potatoes Potatoes !
be suitably designed, ornamental effects being House),
soungtecfor, rather in the natural bold arrangement
oft whole mass than in any injudicious gaudy On the 28th Instant. On Hand and to arrive, a Prime
decoration of screwing on of meretricious ornament. here will be a variety of Ne Year's re- lot of
'A house, once well built, requires only a small There will be a variety of Now Year's Pre- lot of
amount of attention each year. If thoroughly over- sents for Sale.
hauled in the second year, all joints picked and Doors open at 1 o'clock. iB l E Ot toS
pointed, all painting overhauled and a general in- The Mozart's Favorite Band will be in attend-
spection and repair resorted to the care required dance, And
for a few years after is of the most ordinary kind. If the weather unfair, the first fair day after.
If a new house is neglected at the outset in the long IS V RC NT Potatoes for ;eed.
run it suffers, besides very soon wearing a shabby MISS A NN VIR GIN,
appearance. In building villas it is not at all a MRS. WILIAM he above for sale Cheap to- Cash customers
bad plan to build them with reference to a future only. ,
extension, and meantime having a compact and Proprietresses. ALBElT ING L I.
complete house. In house building many unfore. Southampton, January 21, 1879.-2 Ald
seen extras will crop up, swelling the cost of the o -- t. George's, Bermuda,
whole, andso there is a very natural tendency to Received per '1'n m Oct. 2t, j8
curtail and do without conveniences which are of nimpeC ra I I
primary importance. We need not say how great A further Supply of a ; U-I I B
a mistake this is, as these omissions have frequently OTIONS CHR()OMO'S N Southampton Parish, near the Light House,
to be supplied in the future at much greater cost, N crap PICTURLrES on Fridtay last,
and at great inconvenience generally to the occu- c PCU E o, n' d ls t
pants. A bold exterior well constructed is thefirst Brown and White SPLIN'S A P E N 0 I" I 0 A B ,
requisite, and the substantial interior necessaries Motto FRAM ES, &c., &c. Believed to be Gold.
provided, decoration may proceed as the owners .
have the ability and the disposition. Where a Also, a good assortment Tlhe Owner can obtain same on application at
choice can be had of a site, it is of consequence to the Royal Gazette" Office, after proving pro-
select that best adapted, or, even where restricted, to frs B OOtS & Shoes perty and paying expenses.
so place the principal rooms as tohaveaproper sup- 7 Hamilton, January 21st, 1879.
ply of cool air without too much sun. South and PATCHWORK CALICO, in variety n
East frontages are the best, West generally to be Sewing Machine OIL 01O t
avoided, while a North aspect, though perhaps the Bull's Worm CAN)NDY IDust BROOVIS Or utn
best light, is not cheerful. Strength is a requisite Shoe BRUSHES LAMiPS & FIXTURd.S A Large and Comfortable
in a'Mudian house, owing to the high winds which &c., &c. &c
prevent the houses being built high. Both for look, W, &c &I.
comfort, and durability it is important that the w e i -lL
house should have elevation, the floor slightly And, a fresh supply of In the Town of Hamilton.
raised above ground. Verandahs may be so ar- A at the Gazette Ofie."
ranged as to form a part of a harmonious whole,Apply at the "Gazette Office.
and not, as frequently happens, an afterthought J. C. KEENEY. 22nd December, 1878.
disfiguring the walls to which they are attached. N 2n e 1
Harmony is essential to a successful design, and is Hamilton, Jany. 21, 1879.-2 Notice
usually found where convenience and solidity have .A .Otice
been studied. ?-O le. E T,
Several nice sketches that could be worked up For ale. FOR R E T,
,into water colours are furnished in the old houses A Commodious A Large Two-story
with their outside stairs and quaintly stepped tap- D w l' n g 'E
ering chimnies, with here and there a few arches. D welling t US E
The interior of a Bermuda house usually shews a -
tray ceiling, in a few instances neatly coved, with With WATER LOT, in Sandy's Parish, within on Reid street, lately occupied by the Under"
commodious connecting rooms, opening out on a
verandah. Here and there you will encounter a ten minutes' walk of the Public Ferry. signed. Will be let on accommodating teros.
choice cedar door carefully oiled. Staining and Apply to For particulars apply to
varnish, or plain sombre paint'are the order of theday M R. M. S. HUN ', THOS. H. PITT,
in new houses, a style of finish far from agreeable. Hamilton. West Front Street.
The War Department have not improved the Do- 1879 Hamilton, November 25th, 1878.
mestic Architecture of Hamilton and vicinity. In January 20, 1879. Hamilton, November 25th, 1878.
'1 'l!IE REV. J. C. LEA JONES having re-
8 moved to Hamilton, is desirous of taking THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
a few PUPILS FOR INSTRUCTION in the; -T tern terminus of the Causeway now un-
various branches of Education. dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTERATI-
Terms moderate. ONS.
I)ecember 10, 1878. The Public is hereby notified that from and
after the 6th instant, and until further notice,
/1ot t/ Ve ? I a portion of the Bridge will be taken up and
i v the Carriage way reduced in width to about
nine feet, or thereabouts.
The Undersigned has just received ex Brigantine Persons travelling on the Causeway Road
T. H. A. PITT' are again requested to drive slowly over this
A CARGO OF
Selected expressly for Bermuda Market and is
of fine quality,
THE CARGO CONSISTS OF
om New York,
Parties having engaged their Seed will please
receive the same from Wharf at once.
T. 11. PITT.
Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878.
Sgoft euak no
Momently expected a large Supply
FISH G U4V4*O,
Which will be disposed of at a reasonable price.
The Article speaks for itself.-Farmers who
have, during the last four seasons, tried this
Manure pronounced it A I.
(Call at once and engage the quantity you re-
St. George,'Bermuda, Oct. 28, 1878.
Hard Stone Lime.
WOOD BURNT LIME.
3500 Bushels Hard Stone
For Sale by II. C. OUTERBRIDG1E, Cause-
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.
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Flaits Village Boarding
fl HIS is a very beautiful place. Is situated
at the junction of the roads at the Flatts,
and is known as Palmetto Grove." Is within
twenty minutes drive of Hamilton, and quite
near the Walsingham Caves. It borders on the
beautiful sheet of water, Harrington Sound, a
famous place for sea bathing.
The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for pleasure
excursions on the Sound and other waters. He
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very reasonable terms.
JOHN T. PENISTON,
September 3, 1878.
Hamilton, 3rd August, 1878.
Hamilton Temperance Hall School
Is desirious of obtaining a
SCH U t I ER
Persons applying will please state in writing,
the different branches they will agree to teach
and be examined in. The number of pupils they
can receive and attend to-'and rate of charges
per quarter for each.
Address above Committee,
Receiving I louse, Hamilton Parish.
Crawl, Nov. 26, 1878.
Champagne L.ager Beer,
Carefully Bottled by
KinE W YOR, K.
In Barrels of Quarts ,and Pints.
Front Street, Hamilton,'
Sole Agent for Bermuda,
14 Queen Street, Hamilton,
Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.
WHITE & E. B. JONERS.
Dealer in PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHiES,
GLASS, PUTTY, BRUSHES,
July 15, 1878.-12 m.
St. Nicholas' Hotel
rjIIIS favourably and well-known Hotel hav-
ing increased conveniences for the comfort
of its patrons, offers superior attractions for
transient and permanent g'ists.
E L CH,
Late fi:ui and successor to S. Hawk & Co.,
November 11, 1878.-3m
With Immediate Possession,
That Desirable Family Residence in Paget Pa.
rish, known as
M IT ILL C dTTAGIS
Lately occupied by the Misses Gilbert, with Pas-
ture and Garden Land attached.
To persons desiring a pleasant situation for
the winter months, or a longer period, the above
affords numerous inducements.
Full particulars can be obtained on applica-
MR. R. D. DARRELL.
Hamilton, Novr. 25, 1878.
That commodious and centrally si-
tuated Two Story
COTT A G E,
in Parliament Street, next Melbourne House."
Immediate Possession given.
Hamilton, December 31, 1878.
IIA i A Dwelling wiNh FOUR ACRES
LAND, within \I miles of Hamilton
and Prospect Camp, now occupied by Commis-
sary it. J. WILD, but will be ready for a niw
Tenant about the Ist February next.
January 14th, 1879.
C. G. GOSLING,
24s. per Ann
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGtlOAl, OHSIR-
VATIO NS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
Hamilton, January 28, 1879.
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Friday, 24th January, 1879.-Pursuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
C Wm. H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
9 James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
,* Randal E. Webster, Colonial
A Bill entitled "An Act to provide for the cus-
tody of the Quarantine Buildings on Nonsuch Is-
land," was brought up from the House of Assembly
and read a first time.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 28th instant, at
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorabce
House of Assembly.
Friday, 24th January.-The Bill entitled "An
Act for the Regulation of the Post Office" was read
a third time.
Mr. S. A. Masters moved that the 7th paragraph
of the 4th clause be struck out-which was agreed
Mr. Fraser moved to add the following words to
the 6th clause-" but in the case of the office of any
Receiving Office Keeper being abolished and whose
duties have for five years previously been faithfully
performed a gratuity of one year's salary shall be
The Attorney General moved the following :
After the word abolished" in Mr. Fraser's mo-
tion, to omit the rest of the motion and to substi-
tute as unnecessary within six months after the
passing of this Act the Governor and Council shall
be allowed to grant a gratuity to the Keeper of
such Receiving House at the rate of one month's sa-
lary at the present rate of salary for every year's
service as Receiving House Keeper."
The addition to the 6th clause and amendment of
the Attorney General were agreed to.
Mr. Hunt moved an addition to the 7th clause-
"after 10 o'clock except by special order of the
Governor on each occasion"-which he subsequent-
The Attorney General moved in 7th clause after
despatchh of Mails" insert "nor shall any business
relating to the sorting or delivery of letters arriving
,by sea Mails be trarsacted at any Post Office in
these Islands except between 9 and 10 o'clock in
the forenoon and 2 and 3 o'clock in the afternoon
of any Post Office holiday unless by special order
of the Governor-which was affirmed.
Ayes 16-Messrs. F M Cooper, R J P Darrell, N
J Darrell, T N Dill, A J Fritb, S B Gray, E H
Gosling, 'S A Harvey, H G Hunt, J Harnett, C C
Keane, T 1) Middleton, J W Pearman, J N Smith,
R Tynes, T J Wadson.
Nays 10-Messrs. S C Bell, R D Fraser, W J
Frith, W S Masters, S A Masters, TA Outerbridge,
S C Outerbridge, C Peniston, T F J Tucker, W H
Mr. J. W Pearman moved an amendment to the
18th clause: "Provided always that nothing here-
in contained is intended to prevent a letter bag
being kept at the agent's office of any vessel leaving
these Islands"-which was negatived.
Ayes 8-Messrs. S C Bell, F M Cooper, N J Dar-
rell, C C Keane, W S Masters, S A Masters, J W
Pearman, T J Wadson.
Nays 17-Messrs. R J P Darrell, T N Dill, R D
Fraser, W J Frith, S B Gray, E H Gosling, S A
Harvey, H G Hunt, J Harnett, T D Middleton, T
A Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, C Peniston, J N
Smith, T F J Tucker, R Tynes, W H Wilkinson.
The Attorney General moved an amendment to
the 15th clause-which was agreed to.
Dr. Outerbridge moved an amendment to the
23rd clause : To strike out all after the word Re-
gulations to the word not" inclusive, and insert
instead "And rates of postage any other articles not
of a dangerous nature may be carried in a separate
bag or box to be provided for the conveyance of
such articles"-which was affirmed.
Ayes 15-Messrs. S C Bell, N J Darrell, T N
Dill, R 1) Fraser, W J Frith, J Harnett, W S Mas-
ters, T A Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, J W
Pearman, J N Smith, T F J Tucker, R Tynes; W
H Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
Nays 9-Messrs. F M Cooper, R J P Darrell, S
B Gray, E H Gosling, S A Harvey, H G Hunt, C
C Keane, T D Middleton, S A Masters.
Mr, Middleton moved an amendment to the 42nd
clause to insert the words "or Ireland Island" next
to the words Mangrove Bay" in that clause,
which was negatived.
Ayes 8. Nays 11.
The debate was adjourned to next day of meeting.
Adjourned to Monday next.
Monday, 27th January.-The Debate on the 3rd
reading of the Bill, entitled "An Act for the regu-
lation oft,the Post Office" was resumed.
Mr. Wadson moved an amendment to the 45th
clause, that the word week" be stricken out where
it occurs in two places in the first paragraph, and
the words "Calendar month," inserted instead
thereof-which was agreed to
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved, that "all after the
word month in the 1st paragraph, be struck out;
which was negatived.
Ayes 5. Nays 18.
The Attorney General moved an amendment to
the 48th clause, that "All Post Office Accounts shall
be audited by the Audit Board, as often as the
Governor shall direct, or in such other manner as
the Governor shall appoint ; and all such Accounts
shall also at all ti mes be subject to the Audit of any
Committee to be appointed by the Council or the
House of Assembly,"-which was negatived.
Ayes 5. Nays 21.
The Attorney General moved to insert the word
" nine" instead of eight," in the first clause-
which was agreed to,
SHIPS OF WAR AT ROYAL NAVAL YARD, IRELAND
ISLAND.- Bellerophon, (Flag Ship), Tourmaline, Ar-
gus, Plover, Pert, and Contest.
We are informed that the Squadron is ordered to
be ready for sea by the 1st proximo, and will pro-
bably leave for the West Indies by the 3rd or 4th.
H. M. S. Rover, is hourly expected from Jamaica
with Supernumeraries for the Fleet, brought from
England by the Troopship Orontes.
Flag Lieut. C. H. Cochran has been appointed to
the Command of H. M. S. Contest, vice Lieut. Com-
mander Snowden, who is in Hospital.
Among the prominent guests at the Hamilton
Mr. J. H. Evans, New York.
Mrs. J. H. Evans, "
Master C. L. Evans "
MIr. Russell Hastings & Wife, Washington, D.C.
Mr. J. S. Simonds, Boston, Mass.
Mrs. Parke Godwin, New York.
Miss Godwin, & maid "
Mr. H. T. Malcomson "
T. W. Conklin,
Wm. Carle, "
R. C. Wright, Chicago.
Mrs. H. Howard & child, Chicago.
Dr. J. W. Nelson, Virginia.
Mr. H. K. Dean, New York.
Wyman Worthington, New York.
Geo W. Browne, "
L. H. Willard, "
Capt. Chisholm, Liverpool.
Mr. J. W. Harris, Jr., Philadelphia.
Mrs. G. W. Harris, "
Miss S. M. Harris, "
Mr. P. J. O'Neil, New York.
The municipality of Cork, Ireland, refused
General Grant a Public Reception in consequence
of the anti-Catholic records against the ex-Presi-
dent of the United States,
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell moved to inst,rt after the
word "money" in the first line of the 39th clause
of the printed Bill, the words not exceeding three
I hundred pounds," which was objected to by the
Attorney General on a point of order and which
Swas sustained by the Speaker.
Mr. Darrell then moved to substitute the word
"five" for "three"' in his motion-which was
agreed to, and the Attorney General, with leave,
withdrew his objection.
The amendment was accordingly made.
The Bill was then passed.
The Attorney General moved that the Bill enti-
tled "An Act to provide for the Post Office Estab-
lishment," be now read a third time.
Mr. Fraser moved that the Bill be recommitted
for general purposes-which was agreed to.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved to substitute for the
2nd clause, the following: So long as the present
Post Master General shall hold office be shall receive
a salary of 300 a year-but when a Colonial Post
Master shall be appointed his salary shall be X250
a year and shall also be allowed 20 a year to
provide additional assistance to help himself and
his Clerk in sorting letters on the arrival or depar-
ture of Post Office Packets"-which was affirmed.
Ayes 16-Messrs. S C Bell, F M Cooper, R J P
Darrell, N J Darrell, T N Dill, R D Fraser, W J
Frith, J Harnett, W S Masters, S A Masters, T A
Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, J N Smith, T F J
Tucker, R Tynes, T J Wadson.
Nays 7-Messrs. Speaker, S B Gray, E H Gos-
ling, S A Harvey, H G Hunt, C C Keane, T D
Mr. Fraser moved to "re-insert" Clause 3 of the
original Bill-which was agreed to.
Mr. Fraser moved to fill up the first blank therein
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved to fill it up 50"
-which was negatived. Ayes 5. Nays 18.
Mr. Fraser's motion ;" then agreed to.
Mr. Fraser moved to fill up the second blank
"10"-which was affirmed. Ayes 18. Nays 5.
The third blank was filled up 100."
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill with theamend-
ments, and it was adopted.
The Attorney General moved that the Bill be now
read a third time.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved that the 3rd read-
ing be deferred to the next day of meeting-which
was affirmed. Ayes 12. Nays 8.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge gave notice that on the
3rd reading he will move to strike out the words
the Postmaster General or," at the beginning of
the 3rd Clause.
Adjourned to Wednesday next.
Order;-Post Office Establishment Bill, 3rd read-
January 20-S. Steamer A. Strong, Deacon, Gibraltar;
8,400 boxes oranges, 200 tons sulphur, 50 casks wine,
-called for a supply of coal.-Agents, W. C. Hyland
January 21-S. Steamer A. Strong, Deacon, Philadel-
phia; inward cargo fruit, sulphur and wine.
22-Schr. W. H. Card, Foss, New York; 34,070 lbs.
logwood, her inward cargo.
27-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
January 22-Schr. Promenader, of Windsor, N. S.,
Stewart, from Inagua bound to Halifax; in distress ;
3,280 bus. salt, 319 hides. 10 tons lignumvitae.-
Agent, John S. Darrell:
23-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York; oxen,
meal, salt, hay and a boat.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
Schr. Silver Heels, Milan, from Inagua bound to New
York; in distress ; 5,00 bus. salt, 100 bags cocoa,
14 bags coffee.-Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
24-Schr. Addie Todd, Corsons, from Jamaica bound
to New York; in distress; 113 hhds. sugar, 108
tons logwood.-Agent, John S. Darrell.
27-Wrecking Schr. Rapidan, Bowker, Wilmington ;
wrecking materials.-Agent, John S. Darrell.
January 24-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New
York ; 27- b1s. potatoes, 22 boxes beets, 66 boxes
tomatoes ; Foreign Goods, 1 pun., 11 bls., 9 hf.-bls.
rum, 802 large packages, and 402 bags cotton, ex
stranded steamer Kate.
Schr. Mattie F., Foster, Boston; inward cargo salt.
Ship Winged Hunter, Fellows, New York; inward
27-Schr. Lizzie Merry, Merry, New York; inward
Barque Jennie Cushman, Doane, Boston ; inward car-
go hides and goat skins.
S The Barque Eliza .Barss, Captain Hollis,
leaves this morning for New York.
In the Mail Steamer Canima on Thursday last for
New York :-Commy. Henry J. Wild, wife, 3 children
and servant, Captain Reeves, H. M. 46th Regt., Mrs.
H. E. Anderson, 3 children and nurse, Miss. Clement-
son, Miss Grace Clarke and Miss K. Clarke, Messrs.
J. J. Blackman, W. Goulding, S. Clementson, R. P.
Hughes, Theodore Outerbridge and James Laidlow.-
Second Class, G. Hume. B. A. Merchant, Mary Hose-
ford.-St'eerage, J. Harrington, J. G. Farr, R. Hart, S.
Str. Brcmar Castle hence at New York, Jany. 17.
The Allan Steamer Sarmatian from Halifax to Bal-
timore, ran aground near Cape Henry on the 16th inst.,
but was gotten off a few hours afterwards.
H. Mi. S. Contest, Lieut. Commander Snowden,
arrived on Wednesday last from St. Thomas, with
H. M. S. Plover, Commander Stewart, arrived from
the Southward on Thursday.
ingness to provide a constitutional remedy for any
alleged difficulty which the Colonial Office had to
urge. Mr. George Sealy having retired from the
representation of St. John's, the electors invited
the Attorney General to come forward as their re-
presentative, with a distinct pledge of support;
and the constituency of St. George's has taken ad-
vantage of the retirement of Mr. Mason to elect the
Colonial Secretary to the vacant seat, thus placing
in the House, in a manner consistent with the
constitution, the very officials whom the Governor
desired to nominate. We feel sure that the good
faith of the Colon!il Office has never been subjected
to so fair and honest a test, and we may reasonably
hope that, for the new session, we have done with
the discussion of purely constitutional questions,
and that the House will be left to address itself to
the large arrears of practical legislation which we
have inherited from our past political troubles.
Another source of dissatisfaction has been partially
removed by the appointment of gentlemen to the
Legislative Coincil who" can command the respect
of the country, and it is hoped that steps will be
taken to fill the remaining vacancies in a manner
acceptable to the feelings and wishes of the colony.
-Herald, Dec. 30.
Mr. John W. Carrington, the rejected of the
City of Bridgeton, the chief supporter of the No-
minee Bill in the late House, has been called to the
Lord Ashburton, accompanied by Sir Henry
Edwards, Bart., Mr. Marker and Dr. Trotter, ar-
rived at Barbados on the 6th instant, in his yacht
Sunrise, in 10 days from Cape de Verdes.
Dr. J. T. Alexander, a native of Ireland and
Govern meant Medical Officer of West Bank, Deme-
rara, died suddenly at Hastings, Barbados,. on the
5th instant. He had just arrived there from Deme-
Lieut.-General Chas. Otway, one of the oldest
Officers, died recently at St. German's Terrace,
Blackheath, aged about 90.
tiW LADY INGLEFIED will not be "AT HoME"
next Saturday. Her receptions will be discontinued
during the absence of the Squadron,
Two Days Later from the United
States and Europe.
The Fine Barque Eliza Barss, Captain Hollis,
with her usual dispatch, arrived at St. George's on
Wedlnest ay evening last, having left New York at
a little after noon on the Saturday previously.
She has brought a full cargo of cattle and in prime
We are indebted to Captain Hollis for copies of
the Herald of the 17th and 18tb.
The weather continued severe in the United
States. Most of the Inland Mails were delayed.
The Mail Steamer Adriatic for Liverpool was de-
tained at New York from the 16th to 17th by the
storm. The first instance in which a White Star
Line Steamer has failed to sail on the day ap-
Another fire occurred at New York on the night
of the 17th in the Dry Goods District, between
Worth Street and Thomas Street, resulting in a
loss of $2,000,000.
Mr. A. T. Stewart's remains still undiscovered.
A man, S. D. Richards, was tried at Kearney,
Nebraska, and found guilty of murder, and sen-
tenced to be hanged on the 26th April. There
were three other indictments against him for the
murder of six persons.
The British iv Afghanistan.-A telegram from
Candahar, dated on the 8th of January, says:-
The sun is setting, and the last troops of the ad-
vance of General Stewart's and General Biddulph's
forces have filed out of the Cabul gate of Candabar.
Crowds of people are lining the streets and crossing
the roofs to witness the magnificent procession of
men and horses, all looking, however, in hard
working condition. Not a shot was fired, nor did
any contretemps of any kind occur prior to entering
the city. We have captured the post arriving from
Herat for Mir A fzul, late Governor of Ghuzuel, and
Khelati Ghilzai is reported to be without a garri-
son. It is reported that anarchy prevails at Cabul."
An official despatch received at Calcutta says that
Kohistani chiefs attempted to create a disturbance
and plunder Cabul, but Yakoob Khan induced then
to withdraw. The Ghilzai chiefs are urging Ya-
koob Khan to make friends with the British. Af-
ghan deserters confirm the reports of the disorgan-
ization of their army. There had been slight mna-
rauding disturbances in the Khojuk Pass, but the
marauders were punished.
The United States Sailing Ship Constitution, from
Havre bound to New York went ashore at 1 o'clock
early on the morning of the 17th inst., at Bullard's
Point, in the county of Dorset, England. She was
gotten off at 4 p.m. same day, after lightening some
of her cargo, by the united efforts of six tugs, and
towed into Portsmouth for examination.
A despatch from the Gulf of Ismid; where the
British Mediterranean Squadron is stationed, re-
ports the explosion of a thirty eight ton gun on
board H.M.S. Thunderer, blowing the turret into
pieces, killing seven and wounding forty men.
The elections throughout France for a renewal of
a third of the Senate have boon held. All the re-
tiring republican members and only 13 of the Con-
servatives have been re-elected. As a general re-
sult of the elections, the Conservatives have secured
15 seats, and the Republicans 64, giving the latter
party a majority of 57 votes in the newly recon-
From the West Indies.
By H. M. S. Contest; on Wednesday last from St.
Thomas, we received our exchange files from De-
merara and the West Indies.
DEMERARA.-Several disagreeable encounters
have taken place in Georgetown between the men
of the 2nd West India Regiment stationed there
and the men of the police force, which commenced
at the race course on the 26th December and con-
tinued from time to time up to the latest date, 4th
instant. These troubles are attributed to utter
want of discipline amonos, the troops.
The weather had been highly favorable, and
there is every prospect of an abundont crop the
present year. The total deficiency in 1878 in quan.
tity and value, compared with 1877, cannot be set
down at less than three quarters of a million ster-
BARBADOS.-GENERAL ELECTION.-The present
Mail leaves us full of political activity, with the
general nominations to the Assembly, the prospect
of a contest for the constituencies of St. James and
and Bridgetown, and the important changes that
will take place in the personnel of the House of
Assembly at the next Session. The session of 1878
expired on the 12th instant, and immediately we
were informed that fresh writs had been issued for
the next election. No doubt the Executive had in
view the important measures which, owing to press
of time, had been omitted from the programme of
the House, and it was therefore deemed expedient
to call the Assembly together as soon as possible.
It was to be expected that the subject which occu-
pied so much attention during the present year
would not be lost sight of at the elections to the
next House, and the constituents have shewed their
willingness to abide by their professions, and to
prove the perfect good faith of the Colony in its
objections to the Nominee Bill, as well as its will-
Lt. Phayre, 19th Regt., Backs.
" Davies, 19th acks.
" Maloney, 19th, z Back.
" Fearon, 19th, Backs.
" Mathison, 19th, Backs
" Eden, 19th, (Captain,)
Capt. Handle, 19th,
A. Turner, Esqr.,
Lt. Carpenter, 87th Regt.,
" Lunttven.a R. .
" Tyler, R.E.,
" Bowles, 19th,
" Wintle, Ord. Store Dept.,
Lt. Morris, 46th Regt., (Back)
" Ashby, Backs.
" Eden, Backs.
" Harvey, Back.
Carden, 46th, (Captain)
" :ius "
" Steele For
" Hollway For
" Blenkinsop, Com. Dept.,
Rev. C. Gregson,
Lt. Cottrell, R.A. J
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
HAMILTON, Jany. 25.
DEAR MR. LEE,-In reading the life of the great
Dr. Samuel Johnson, I have met with a very elegant
latin ode composed by the great lexicographer on a
young lady too finely dressed. This ode which all
commentators agree to be one of his finest productions,
has never, to my knowledge, been produced in English
verse, and as the ideas expressed by England's greatest
biographer, may still find a response in the hearts of
many readers of the present day, I have, after careful
study, produced a fairly faithful rendering of the orig-
I am painfully conscious how far it falls short of its
original, and how much it loses in style and elegance
of diction, but trusting that it may still be worth the
perusal of your numerous subscribers I enclose it here-
with and shall let it take its chance.
Yours, very faithfully,
An eligantly dressed young lady.
Generally supposed to have been written by Dr. Sam-
uel Johnson, in*1743.
Some limit place, 0 beauteous fair,
To vain display and anxious care:
The mirror's polished disk must lose,
Its dearest charm, by frequent use ;
Then cease to find, by zealous quest,
The worthless gawd, that decks thee best.
The Springtime paints with careless hands
A richer dress than Art commands ;
The plot is ne'er so brightly graced
That is by cumbrous labour traced ;
And man consents with warm applause
To yield the palm to Nature's cause.
The fountain fair with murmur slight
Retards the streamlet's rapid flight,
And guides its course o'er pebbly bed
By force superior onward led;
And currents that too rashly flow
His all seductive influence know.
'Mid fount and grove in early spring
The leathered songsters sweetly sing,
And though coerced by no stern law
In endless strains their music pour,
And doubly vies each little throat
To warble out a clearer note.
So simple charms and native grace
Will ever best become the face;
Thy loves, thy every art to please,
Are guided but by natures ease,
For Cupid nude e'er shuns the breast
Where naught but costly splendours rest.
Be watchful then, no iron's glow
In cruel fingers mars the flow
Of the rich wealth of waving hair
That clusters round thy temples fair,
No powdered essences must shield
The lustre in each tress revealed.
The queenly spouse of Egypt's lord
To match with thee could ill afford ;
When sparkling in the starry sphere
Those precious offerings reappear
Unrivalled there a tress like thine
In greater brilliance still, shall shine.
The Goddess mother ne'er despised
Such form as thine as when disguised
Headlong to earth, in sport, she came
To spread afar love's potent flame ;
And wanton winds in mirthful play
Tossed her loose looks in circles gay.
Here is a Diptheria remedy extracted from
the Belfast Witness. It is certainly simple
enough. If it is indeed what is claimed
for it, it ough '_- be widely circulated.
Should you or any of your family be attacked
with diptheria, do not be alarmed, as it is easily
and speedily cured without a doctor. When it
was raging in England a few years ago, I accom-
panied Dr. Field on his rounds to witness the so
called wonderful cures" he performed while the
patients of others were dropping on both sides.
The remedy is so rapid it must be simple. All he
took with him was a powder, and sulphur and
a quill, and with these he cured every patient
He put a tea-spoonful of flour of brimstone in a
wine-glass of water, and stirred it with his finger in-
stead of with a spoon, as the sulphur does not readily
amalgamate with water. When the sulphur was
well mixed, he gave it as a gargle; and in ten
minutes the patient was out of danger. Brimstone
kills every species of fungus in man, beast, and
plant, in a few minutes. Instead of spitting out
the gargle, he recommended the swallowing of it.
In extreme cases, in which he had been called
just in the nick of time, when the fungus was too
nearly closed to allow the gargling, he blew the
sulphur through a quill into the throat, and after
the fungus had shrunk to allow of it, then the
gargling. He never lost a patient from dip-
theria. If a patient cannot gargle, take a live coal,
put it on a shovel, and sprinkle a spoonful or two
of flour of brimstc:v upon it, let the sufferer inhale
by holding his head over it.
PROSPECT GARRISON vs. ST. GEORGE'S GARRISON.
This match, under Rugby Union Rules, was
played on the Garrison Cricket Ground, St. Geor-
ges, on Friday last and after a most evenly con-
tested game was decided in favor of Prospect Gar-
rison by one try to nothing, from a touch down by
A. Turner, Esqr., out of a loose scrimmage close to
the St. George's Goal. St. George's, who were a
man short, played a heavier team forward and bet-
ter together, while Prospect were slightly faster
behind. Lieuts. Ashby and Morris, for St. Geor-
ges, and Lieuts. Fearon and Molony for Prospect,
made some excellent runs for their respective sides
but were unable to get in, the tackling being too
good, andtwhen no side" was called the ball was
in the middle of the ground. The weather being
fine there was a large attendance of spectators who
evinced great interest in the game which we
believe has hitherto been almost unknown in the
Island. The return match will be played at Pros-
pect at an early date.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR SIR,-I too am rather a lover of astronomy,
and seeing the interesting letters respecting the
movements of the planet Vulcan in the last two Ga-
zettes has recalled to my mind, that some months
back when at Boaz for a day or so, I by chance
witnessed some very queer evolutions of this now
conspicuous star. At the time I thought little of it,
except the fact that it gave me some fresh matter
to consider in reference to my favorite study; but
as W. A. M. and F. Arago seem to be anxious to
obtain some information with regard to this planet,
my observations may be of use to them.
As far as I can recollect it was between the hours
of 10 and 12 a.m. that I noticed without the help
of a telescope, that Vulcan was making the most
violent revolutions upon his axis, and in the midst
of these extraordinary gyrations an enormous mass
was seen to fly off from this unmanageable star, the
said mass striking against one of the officers quar-
ters with such violence that it carried away one of
the shutters. I should be glad if W. A. M or F.
Arago, or indeed any of your readers, would kindly
give me their opinion on this wonderful occurrence,
for it seems to me that on this occasion the planet
Vulcan did make one complete circuit of the peri-
helion, though I quite agree.with W. A. M. that a
solid body turning on its own axis can hardly be
said to perform a circuit round that axis. In this
instance I think that the solid body, or mass, did
not perform a circuit round its axis, as if it had
done so, I hardly think it would have become de-
tached from the larger and more powerful body,
and so fallen to the earth. On the part of the plan-
et, an optical illusion might have been the cause of
this erratic course. I am happy to say that this
offshoot of Vulcan was picked up by the spectators,
and I believe deposited in the R. E. Establishment
at Prospect, where it may be seen on application to
the proper authorities; as W. A. M. is such an ar-
dent astronomical student, and from his able letter
evidently understands the subject, it really would
quite repay him to mount the Prospect Hill in order
to see this curious meteorological specimen.
Twice since then I have noticed with great care
and very great interest the headlong course that
this star Vulcan seems to take when set in motion
by, I suppose, some collision with stars of equal or
greater magnitude. On this occasion, 8th of June
last, it seemed to me that there was a decided per-
turbation in the orbit of that planet, for instead of
obeying the ordinary laws, it appeared to rush vio.
lently into the milky way, which may be likened in
the heavens to a stone wall. The same afternoon a
similar perturbation occurred, Vulcan this time
coming into collision with another obstacle, and
shooting from itself a smaller body which was
picked up, and has since been sent to the museum
of the Royal Horse Artillery in England.
It is only a very few evenings ago, that I heard
that this curious star was seen to shoot away from
the fixed position which it then occupied and to
disappear like a meteor in the darkness. Whether
we shall hear any more of this famous planet, after
this, remains to be seen. In the mean while I trust
some one more learned in Astronomy than I am
may be induced to explain these fresh instances of
Vulcan's eccentricities of motion. Apologising for
taking up so much of your valuable space, I remain
THE PEERS AND THE LATE PRINCESS
The Earl of Beaconsfield, in addressing the Peers
in the flouse of Lords on the 17th December, in
moving the address of condolence to Her Majesty
on the death of the Princess Alice, after a few pre-
fatory remarks, in alluding to the Princess, said :-
"A Princess who loved us, though she left us, and
who always revisited her fatherland with delight-
one of those women the brightness of whose being
adorned society and inspired the circle in which
she lived-has been removed from this world, to
the anguish of her family, her friends, and her sub-
jects. Princess Alice-for I will venture to call
her by that name, though shb wore a crown-af-
forded one of the most striking contrasts that I can
remember of richness of culture and rare intelli-
gence combined with the most pure and refined
domestic sentiments. (Hear, hear.) You, my
lords, who know her life well, can recall those
agonizing hours when she attended the dying bed
of her illustrious father, who had sketched out her
studies and formed 1 (" tastes. You can recall,
too, the moment at whion she attended her Royal
brother at a time when the Lopes of England seem-
ed to depend on his life-(bear, hear)-and now
you can remember too well how, when the whole
of her own family were stricken by a malignant
disease, she had been to them the angel of the house
till at last her own vital power was perhaps ex.-
hausted and she has fallen. My lords, there is
something wonderfully piteous in the immediate
cause of her death. The physicians who permitted
her to watch over her suffering family enjoined her
under no circumstances whatever to be tempted into
an embrace. Her admirable self-restrainst guarded
her through the crisis of this terrible complaint in
safety. She remembered and observed the injunc-
tions of her physicians. But it became her lot to
break to her son, quite a youth, the death of his
youngest sister, to whom he was devoutly attached.
The boy was so overcome with misery that the
agitated mother clasped him in her arms, and thus
she received the kiss of death. My lords, I hardly
know an incident more pathetic. It is one by
which poets might be inspired, and in which the
professors of the fine arts, from the highest to the
lowest branches, whether in painting, sculpture,
or gems, might find a fitting subject of commemora-
tion." (Hear, hear.)
Earl Granville said:- * "The child had
grown into womanhood with all those personal,
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR MR. EDITOR,-I write to you in the name
of all your young lady readers, hoping that you
will pay some attention to our complaints and let
Mr. "Tally Ho," whom our friend "Alice" just-
ly calls a horrid man, know what we think of his
impertinences. To be sure he is a capital hand at
describing the meets, the runs across country, and
the finishes of the Bermuda Hunt, and I have heard
that many people subscribe to your Gazette simply
for the sake of its sporting articles, so I am half
afraid to say anything against your sporting cor-
respondent to you. Nevertheless we young ladies
are much displeased at the familiar and disrespect-
ful way in which he talks of us in your newspaper
he must be a dreadful flirt, as well as a very rude
man, and I am sure some one ought to speak to
Mrs. "Tally Ho" about it. She can't keep him
in proper order, or she would manage to meet him
at the finish of each hunt; and with her to look
after him, it would be impossible for him to write
such awfully untrue things as he does in your pa-
per. Then too, he is so vain; as if it could matter
a pin to any of us whether we danced with him or
not, except that if we knew it was him we should
give a wide berth to the horrid creature. We can't
imagine who he can be, but we are sure he is not
one of the officers as some people say, for all those
that we know are quite too nice to behave in the
way he says he does.
Please, dear Mr. Editor, do put this in your next
paper, we shall all be anxiously looking out for it,
and we shall be so delighted to think that Mr.
"Tally Ho" at last is getting an idea of what
people really think of him.
I am, dear Mr. Editor,
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
moral and mental qualities which the noble earl
has so well described. The principal characteris-
-!cs of hbar married life appear to have been-first,
Absolute devotion to her husband and children
next, a course not merely of benevolence, but of un-
ceasing, thoughtful beneficence to all depending
upon her; and, lastly, a remarkable talent fpr
acquiring the sympathy and attracting the regard
of some of the most gifted of the intellectual coun-
try which she had adopted, and to whose interests
she was devoted without ever breaking a. link in
the chain of memories and associations which
bound her to the country of her birth."
ROYAL GAZETTE" OFFICE,
91 o'clock, Monday Night, Jany. 27.
We have just received the first instalment of
our newspapers by the Royal Mail Steamer
At 1 1,, Captain Crowell, which vessel arrived
at St. George's late this afternoon from Hali-
fax with the English Mail of the 8th instant.
This Mail was brought out by the Allan Steam-
er Nova Scotian, which vessel could not have
reached Halifax till the afternoon of the 22nd,
as she only left St. Johns, N.F., on the morn-
ing of the 20th.
The Allan Steamer Moravian, which left
Liverpool two days after the Nova Scotian, ar-
rived at Halifax on the 20th. Passed the Nova
Scotian on the morning of the 16th.
We are indebted to Captain Crowell and
other friends, for Halifax papers of the 22nd
instant, from which we glean the following :-
Alderman William Glenderning, a large pro-
perty holder, has disappeared from Montreal
leaving several hundred thousand dollars lia-
bilities. The amount of his bank liabilities
are said to be between $90,000'and $100,000.
OTTAWA, Jany. 20.-On the 19th February
a full dress ball will be given at Rideau Hall.
It is not likely that a fancy dress ball will be
given this season.
TORONTO, Jany. 21.-Hon. Donald McDon-
ald, Senator, died to-day, aged 63 years.
Hanlan, the champion oarsman, had left
Canada on his way to England,
LONDON, Jany. 20.-A despatch dated Can-
dahar, 15th January, says :-" Major St. John
of the British army was fired upon in the
streets of this town by a fanatical native, but
not wounded. The man was arrested."
A Lieutenant 'of Royal Artillery was severe-
ly, and two other persons belonging to the
British force in Candahar were slightly stab-
bed by a religious zealot, who will be hanged
A Lahore special states that various unau-
thenticated rumors are current there that
Shere Ali is returning to Cabul.
A despatch from Candahar reports that
Generals Stewart and Biddulph are reconnoi-
tering towards Khelat Sgilz;ii, on the road to
Cabul, and Girishk, on the road to Herat.
Dr. Kerwin, a distinguished Dublin physi-
cian, sentenced 27 years ago on circumstantial
evidence for murdering his wife, has been re-
EDINBURGHI, Jany. 20.-The trial of the dir-
ectors of the City of Glasgow Bank began to-
day in the High Court of Justice, before Lord
Justice Clerkaff and Lord Moncrieff, assisted
by Lord Commissioners Muir and Craighill.
The prisoners are charged with fraud, theft
and embezzlement. The court room is crowded.
CORTNNA, Spain, Jany. 19.-The Spanish
steamer Yrurac Bat, from Baltimore via Liver-
pool, arrived hera in a damaged condition.
,She reports that she was in collision with the
steamer Lancashire Witch, which sank with all
on board. The steamer's bows were broken.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jany. 20.-The Czar has
ordered the authorities of East Siberia to dis-
patch an overland sledge expedition to ascer-
tain the whereabous of the Nordenskiolds ex-
Swedish and German friends of the explorers
believe that the steamtru Jeanneatte, of the
American Arctic expedition, will be the first
to search out and succor Nordenskiolds.
PARIS, Jany. 19.-The Republique Francais
(Gambetta's organ) says the ministry, by
choosing a policy of inaction, has signed its
The tone of the radicall organs is growing
stronger. The ordeal is very serious, as it is
believed that the agitation for the dismissal
of officials is an attack of Jacobins on gradual
VERSAILLES, Jany. 20, P.M.-During the
suspension of the sitting of the Chamber of
Deputies the Government effected a compro-
mise with the Left, thus securing a majority
for the Ministry.
On the re-assenllin of the Chamber, Jules
Ferry offered his moi.Ln, expressing confidence
in the Government, which was adopted, 223
LONDON, Jany. 20.-The Standard's Copen-
hagen correspondent has a sensational rumour
that Prussia is negotiating to obtain a renun-
ciation by the Duke of Cumberland of his
rights to Hanover in return for the cession of
North Schleswig to him.
The Standard's Paris despatch says that at a
meeting of the Bonapartists on Sunday, M.
Rouher, and a majority of those present, con-
sidered that the Bonapartists should show thai:
their first object was to preserve Conservative
principles. The minority favored a precipita-
tion of a crisis.
ATHENS, Jan. 19.-Mukhtar Pasha has de-
cided on Janina as the meeting place of the
frontier commission. The Greek delegates
will be' instructed to insist on the cession of
Janina. The* Greek journals urge the Govern-
ment to remain firm on this point.
TIRNoVA, Jan. 20.-The assembly of Bulga-
rian 'notables, which met here on the 18th to
elect a Prince, postponed to meet on the 25th
or 27th. The deputies here think Prince
Alexander of Battenburg will be elected as
ruler of Bulgaria.
VIENNA, Jany. 20.-The Frem Dem Blatt is
authorised to deny that Austria has any inten-
tion of advancing to Salonica.
BERLIN, Jan. 20.-The German Government
proposes granting to the German Society for
the exploration of Africa about $15,400.
VIENNA, Jany. 21.-Advices from Belgrade
state that General Yola, Italian .Member of
Servian Boundary Commission, was robbed and
murdered by Turkish brigands near Plevna.
SST. PETERSBURG, Jany. 21.-The Agence
I Russe announces in a very positive form that,
J according to intelligence received by the Turk-
, ish Ambassador to Russia, a definitive treaty
was to be signed at Constantinople to-day.
ROME, Jan. 20.-A correspondent at Rome
says the Jesuits sent the Pope a kind of ulti-
matum, pointing out the evils resulting from
the government of the church. The Pope
continues firm, and many of his friends fear
An unfounded report that the Pope had been
poisoned, which originated in Paris, awakened
painful apprehensions. (The above should be
received with due reserve.)
The North German Gazette exultingly declares
Herr Beaningsen's protest to be a declaration
of the bankruptcy of disciplinary power.
THE TRUSTEE TEST CASE.
From the Banffshire Journal, December 24.
The First Division of the Court of Session on
Friday refused the prayer of the petition of William
Muir and others, and adhered to the principle set-
tled in Lumsden v. Buchanan, that trustees are per-
The Lord President-My lords, this is a case of
very great and general importance, and it has been
argued on both sides of the bar with energetic abil-
ity and elaboration. It has been considered by the
Court with much anxiety and care, and we are now
to give judgment. In the stock ledger of the City
of Glasgow Bank, which is the register of sharehold-
ers, the names of the petitioners are entered as
holders of 6000 of stock in the following terms :-
Wm. Muir, Esqr., of Inistrynich, Argyllshire, mer-
chant in Leith ; Wm. Thomson, Esqr of West Bin-
ney, Linlithgowshire; John Boyd, 27, Melville St.,
Edinburgh; and James Lawrence Boyd, S.S.C., 1,
Regent Terrace, Edinburgh, as trust disponees of
Mrs. Mary Murdoch or Syme, widow of the late
Francis Darley Syme, residing at No. 14 Great King
Street, Edinburgh; and Mrs. Sophia Maria Darley
Murdoch or Boyd, wife of the said John Boyd, trust
disponees of Mrs. Mary Murdoch or Syme and ano-
ther.' That entry was made in consequence of a
transfer of 6000 of the Company by Mrs. Syme
and Mrs. Boyd as executors of their deceased father,
John Murdoch, in favour of the petitioners and ac-
cepted by them, and having by authority of the pe-
titioners been presented to the bank for registration.
The transfer conveys the shares in question to the
petitioners as trust disponees under a certain trust
disposition executed by Mrs. Boyd and Mrs. Syme,
and their successors and assigns whomsoever. And
the petitioners, 'as trust disponees foresaid by ac-
ceptance hereof, being in terms of the contract of
copartnership of said bank, subject to all the articles
and regulations of the said Company in the same
manner as if they had subscribed the said contract.'
And the petitioners on the other hand, as trust dis-
ponees foresaid, do hereby accept of the said trans-
fer on the terms and conditions above mentioned.'
The transfer is duly subscribed before witnesses, both
by the transferors and the transferees. The entry
on the register is thus precisely in conformity with
the terms of the transfer accepted by the petitioners
and presented iby their authority for registration.
The names of the petitioners still stand on the regis-
ter in the same terms and have been included in the
list of contributories. The petitioners insist that
they are entitled as trustees, holding shares register-
ed in their names for the be;-fit of others, to have
an order upon the liquidators to rectify the list of
contributories by transferring the names of the peti-
tioners from the first part thereof to the second part
thereof, entitled second part contributories as being
representatives of others,' and to direct that the en-
try to be made therein shall set forth that the peti-
tioners are holders of stock as representing the trust
estate constituted by Mrs. Syme and Mrs. Boyd, or
that such entry shall be expressed in such other
terms as shall limit the obligation of the petitioners
to a liability to make the trust estate forthcoming
in a due course of administration. To this demand
the liquidators answer that the petitioners having
become joint partners of the Company to the extent
6000 of stock, are subject to all the liabilities of
partners notwithstanding of their being trustees for
others, and being registered with that description.
In support of this contention they cite the cases of
Lumsden v. Buchanan, as decided in the House of
Lords, and the subsequent case of Lumsden v. Ped-
die, decided in the Second Division of this Court.
The lule of liability established in the case of Lums-
den v. Buchanan may be stated in a single sentence.
SPersons becoming partners in a joint-stock company
such as the Western Bank, and being registered as
such, cannot escape from the full liabilities of part-
ners either in a question with. the creditors of the
company or in the way of relieving their copartners
by reason of the fact that they hold their stock of
the Company in trust for others, and are described
as trustees in the register of partners, and the other
books and papers of the Company. I had occasion
to express my opinion on this question in the year
1864, and to assign at length my reasons for that
opinion. The views of the law then adopted bymy-
self and by Lord Cowan, Lord Neaves, and Lord Mac-
kenzie, were generally recognized as sound by the
learned lords who composed the House of Lords at
that time, and the judgment of the House of Lords
was in accordance with the opinion at which we ar.
rived. It is quite unnecessary now to examine those
opinions in detail, because the result of the judgment,
as I have already stated it, clearly applies to this
case, unless the petitioner can shew either first, that
subsequent legislation has varied the law so autho-
ritatively expounded and declared; or, 'second, that
the contract of co-partnership to which the petition-
ers became parties differs materially from the con-
tract of the Western Bank; or, lastly that the pe-
titioners were received as partners of the Company
on such terms and conditions as to justify their be-
lief that they should not be subjected to the ordinary
liabilities of partners. His lordship then proceeded
to show that neither of the suggested defences could
apply in this case.
i [Lord Deas, Muir and Shand concurred in opin-
ion with the Lord President.] The petitioners
found liable in expenses.
The New York Herald of the 17th instant, says,
"a cable despatch received at Halifax yesterday
confirms the rumour that the Duke of Edinburgh
will shortly be appointed Admiral at this station.
He will come out early in the summer with the
Duchess, accompanied by the Russian fleet."
Sir James Matheson, Bart., F.R.S., of the Lews,
Scotland, one of the founders of the well-known
East Indian Firm of Jardine, Matheson & Co., died
at Mentone, Italy, D,.mber 31, after a brief ill-
ness. In 1844 he purchased, for 190,000, the Is-
land of Lewis, in Sutherlandshire, containing a
population of 25,000.
The Hamilton Steam Fire Company had their
Engine out for inspection and practice on Thurs-
day morning last. The Company becomes better
up to their work at each meeting. We understand
Helmets and Belts for the Company have been or-
dered from England. The House for the Machine
is in a forward state and will soon be ready for its
The Bessie was to leave London for Bermu-
da on the 10th inst.
The Flying Scud was up at London for Ber-
muda on 4th inst.
DIED, in Southampton Parish, on Sunday, 19th in-
stant, after a short illness, DENIS WAKEFIELD GIB-
BONS, infant son of Benjamin A. and Cordelia Gibbons,
aged 10 months.
.......... at 47, Kensington Terrace, Buckland, Ports-
mouth, England, MARIA CRABB, aged 27 years, the
beloved wife of Isaac Siggins, R.N.; leaving a husband
and an infant son to mourn their loss.
The deceased was greatly beloved by all who knew
her. She is not, for GOD took her.-(6Corn.)
29th inst., At 2 o'clock,
I WILL SELL,
AT TR 1'0 1 AU T AVD,
TO CLOSE CONSIGNMENT,
1 Case Dry Goods,
Ladies' and Children's JACKETS, NUBIAS,
1 Case Felt HATS and 1 Case
BOOTS and SHOES
About 1,000 yards Canton FLANNEL and
HOSIERY Ready-made CLOTHING, &c.
600 Yards CARPETING, assorted
A lot of BOOKS and some FURNITURE
5 HI LF Chests TEA
9- 11 Boxes RAISINS
Cases SARDINES, &c., 3,000 CIGARS
1 STOVE A Washing MACHINE
A Sewing MACHINE
1 CLOCK and 1 WATCH.
( f'Gid- 1itt1n r
i P Iuctton,
On Thursday next,
At 12 o'clock, M.,
50 SUGAR-CURED HAMS
10 Kegs Best Family BUTTER
10 Tubs Best Family BUTTER
20 Tins Do. Do. DO., 5 lbs. each
20 5-lb. Boxes Mixed CONFECTIONERY
10 Hhds. Pale ALE
20 Bls. Table POTATOES
25 Bags OATS, 5 Bushels each
5 Bls. .MACKEREL
And sundry other Articles that will appear
at the Sale.
15-3 high, Kentucky breed; quiet to drive or
ride; has been in the Bermuda Hunt; only
lately imported from New York.
B. W. WALK ER & CO.,
Hamilton, January 27th, 1879.
Sale of Valuable
We have been instructed to Sell,
BY PUBLIC AUCTION,
ON THE PREMISES,
WAGGON and HARNESS 7th February Proximo, at 12 noon,
A Splendid Saddle HORSE, with ALL THAT CERTAIN
Saddle and Bridle, &c.
A Large Berkshire SOW
1 WHEELBARROW A Small CART
Express WAGGONX, &c., &c.
January 28, 1879.
BY AUT N ,I
On Thursd iy next,
30th instant, At 12 o'clock, M.,
WI.LL B B A9LD,
--_SPARS, SAILS, RIG-
ING, ANCHORS and CHAINS, BOATS and
all Materials of the American Brigantine
Condemned on Survey and recommended to be
sold for the benefit of all concerned.
J. T. DJiRRELL cj CO.,
Hamilton, Bermuda, Jany. 28, 1879.
Sl \I)Y would be glad of SEWING WORK
/ for CIII1,) R EN in a respectable Family,
and can also do any kind of F \NCY WORK
for (Children from one month old upwards. Hler
terms will be reasonable. Please apply at the
" loyal Gazette" Office.
January 25th, 1879.
In a Family near rlamilton a respectable, tidy
young Woman, as
HO Us'l I."'A)lD.
.Enquire at the Office of this paper.
Jany. 28, 1879.-lpd
V3 L EA T1JVE S!
JVL EA TINE S !!
A great variety have been received
and are now
Offered for Sale very
At the Royal Gazette" Stationery Store,
Liberal Discount to the Trade.
lHamilton, January 28th, 1879.
To Return Direct.
(Previously advertised to sail hence on or about
the 20th instant,)
Is now momently expected from Jacl;son-
ville-havipg heen unavoidably detained at that
The "Traveller" will have quick despatch
hence for Demerara.
For Freight or Passage apply to
S. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, Jan. 28, 1879.-1
Situate in Pembroke Parish, bounded on the
North by Land of Richard Eve; on the South
by Lands formerly of Alfred George Newman,
now of the War Department; on the East by
Land of Frances Russell Reid; and on the
West by the Glebe Lands of Pembroke Parish;
which Parcel of Land contains by estimation
Two Acres, Three Roods and Twenty-four
Perches; together with the
1T. WO HOUSES
thereon (one a new, one not quite finished),
subject to a Mortgage thereon dated the 23rd
of July, 1877, whereby the sum of 300 is se-
cured with interest at seven per cent per an-
num, the principal being payable on 23rd July
1880, and there being due on the said Mort-
gage, on the 23rd inst., nine months' interest.
The Property belonged to the late John
William Adkins, and is being sold by the Ad-
ministratrix of his Estate under an Order of
the Court of Chancery for the payment of
Further particulars may be obtained of MR.
REGINALD GRAY, Hamilton.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
28tlh January, 1879.-2 3p
I will receive and forward
1Messrs. B. W. Hayward & Coo.
Mr. Nash will be with us later ir, the Season.
May be found at E. H. .JONEs's.
CHA1I?,LES A. V. FiUITH, H
Cor. of Reid and Queen Sts,.
Hamilton, '22nd Janu ry, 1879.
THAT COMM 1ODIOIT
WVith COAC,1 H HOUSE and STABLE, and
largee Garsden attached, in Reid Street, at presI
ent occupied by T. H. PITT, Esqr.
Possession given about the middle of April. i
A. C. WOOD
Hamilton, Jany. 21, 1879.-4 3p
If* I./I'TE D,
14 hands, or under,
For a young Lady, for saddle exercise; must bf
quite sound and free from vice.
DANL. G. LANE,
January 28, 1879.
^ A FINE B\Y
Suitable for draft or saddle.
A New Carriage e
Hal1H E NS.
Apply at the Ofrice of the Royal Gazette.'k
Hamilton, Jan. 27, 1879.-2
13 E 11MV1, T!D A.
BY ORDER OF THE WORSHIPFUL
THE JUSTICES OF THE PEACE,
J1[HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that HER
MAJESTY'S next (GENERAL COURT OF
QUARTER SESSIONS of the PEACEl for
these Islands, will be holder
NON 'IHU SIV,N"
The 30th Instant,
AT THE COURT HOUSE, Hamilton,
At 11 o'clock in the forenoon.
W. J. HENEY,
Clerk of the Peace*
Hamilton, 25th January, 1879.
*Health Officers Boat Service.
NO Tenders having been received for this
Service under my Notice of the 4th inst.,
I hereby notify that Tenders will be received
at MY OFFICE until
The 27th day of March next,
From Persons willing to Contract
for the supply of
For the use of the Health Officer at Hamilton
for three years, to commence from the
FIRST D,4Y OF iPRIL Next.
FORMS OF TENDER may be seen on applica-
tion at my Office.
Receiver General's Office, 5
January 25th, 1879. J 5p
Berinuria (Hunt Club,
'11 l!R'1' will be a Meeting of the B1RRMU
!)A ilUNTl RACE COMM ITT EE
On Friday Next,
At 1 o'clock,
In the Yacht Club, Hamilton,
And it is requested that iilln.crs of the HUNT
CLUB will also attend.
Muiint Langton, 27th Jany., 1879.
A Special Meeting of the BERMUDA ROW-
ING AND CRICKET CLUB, under
Rule XI, will be held at the BOAT HOUSE,
ON MONDAY -NEXT,'
The 3rd February, at 4-30 P.M.,
To consider matters arising out of a Cricket%
Match played at Somerset on the 22nd inst.
F. LENNOCK GODET,
Hamilton, 28th January, 1879.
R. P. Atkins & Co.,
Purveyors to II. M. Army and Navy,
OFFER FOR S. LE,
AT LOW PRICES,
Indian PALE ALE,
Specially Brewed for the Climate,
Bass & Co's. ALE,
Barclay & Co's. STOUT.
1aIss & Guinness in Bottle
WINES and SPIRITS.
Front St., Hamilton, Jany. 28, 1879.-Im
At Royal Gazette"
I lamilton, January 28, 1879.
I OST, between Paget Parish and the Town
of St. George, A BRASS HANDLE
FROM THE DOOR OF A CARRIAGE.
The finder will be handsomely rewarded on
bringing the same to
DANL. G. LANE,
Jany. 28, 1879.
('ciChr 'iied LLetters
Susan Alick, A F Burrows (Tucker's Town),
1 E Bell, Lidia Ann Bean, Silveirada Roza Balen.
court, (George Bassett, Thomas Butterfield, Mrs
Margaret Bean, John Bean, D Carey, Wilson Cam-
eron, Douglas Cox, Henry T Dillas, Miss R Da
Costa, Fraser Deshield, Mrs L Fowler, Elizibeth J
Harford, Nathaniel Hayward, John D Hughes,
Duke Joell, George Jerred, Harrington Joynes,
Rachael A Lloyd, Mrs J E Lawrence, Jose Luie, J
Millelt, Susan Newman, Jose de Matos Pereira,
Luis de Matos Pereira, Joze de Azevedo Pereira,
J J Riley, Benjam'n Richardson, Hy D Swan, Mrs
Mary E Smith, George Spencer, A W C Steel, S A
Smith (Carpenter), James C Sawyer (Brig "Isaac
Sawyer"), En~gl be Stovel, Richard A Stove', Janet
Stovel, Joao de Azevedo Tercheira, Sarah Talbert,
Andrew Thomas, Elizabcth Washington, Mrs
Joseph Whitecross, Jas D Wallington, Chirles H
Ankinson, Mrs J Yates (North Side).
Post Office, Hamihon, Januay 27, 1.79.
0 MAILS for the West Indies, per Royal
Mail Steamer to St. Thomas, close at the Post
Office, Hamilton, to-day, at twelve o'clock.
A RCYAL AZIRTPTV
32ND COMY., R.E., VS. 26TH COMY., R E.
The above Cricket Match was played on Boaz Is-
land on Saturday the 18th ultimo, which ended in
favor of the former by 41 runs-the following is
32ND COMPANY, R.E.
Sapper Evrall, c. and b. Bailey ................. 33
Wellard, c. Johnston, b. Barron.......... 0
Lc.-Corpl. Blancheflower, st. Bailey, b. Welch... 11
Bug. Bassett, l.b.w., b. Welch .................. 2
Corpl. Risk, b. Bailey........................ 24
Sapper Ewan, J., 6. Barren.................... 8
Ewan, A., not out.................... 8
Page, l.b.w., b. Barron ................. 2
Corpl. Sadler, b. Barron..................... 3
Bug. Stow, b. Barron........................ 2
Sapper Hay, b. Barron.................. 0
Byes, &c......... 9
Total .... 102
26TH COMPANY, R.E.
Sapper Hamlin, b. Risk............... 1
2nd Corpl. Ledger, c. Evrall, b. Risk........... 0
Sapper Welch, 6. Risk....................... 22
Qr.-Mr.-Sg. Bailey, c. Evrall, b. Risk.......... 12
Bug. Johnston, b. Wellard.................. 5
Sapper Aplin, b. Risk........................ 2
Corpl. Barron, l.b.w., b. Risk................. 0
Sapper Hewett, b. Wellard ................... 7
2nd Corpl. Cook, c. and b. Risk................ 0
Sapper Short, b. Risk....................... 0
Wright, b. Risk....................... 1
(From the lHalifax, N.S., Chronicle, Decr. 30.)
-- MELANCHOLY CASE OF SUICIDE.
A Sergeant of the 97th Blows his Brains out.-
On Saturday about 7 o'clock, while a corporal of
the 97th Regiment was returning to the guard room
on the Citadel glacis in company with a private,
having just relieved a sentry, he saw a man run
out of the guard room, and stoop down; instantly
there followed a flash and a report. The corporal
ran up and found Lance-Sergt. Matthew Horlock
lying on the ground with a bullet wound in the side
of his head and the back of his skull blown off,
while his rifle lay beside him with the smoke still
issuing from the barrel. The wounded man was
taken into the guard room, but even before his
bearers arrived there, it was found that life was ex-
tinct. Horlock was in charge of the guard and was
seen to take down his rifle and go out, but as there
did not seem to be anything the matter with him,
no notice was taken, of the circumstance. How he
pulled the trigger of the rifle, pointing the muzzle
at his head, is a matter on which there is a diversity
of opinion. He was a young man, unmarried and
hailed from the North of Ireland. Until lately he
held the rank of corporal and had done duty as a
garrison policeman. A few weeks ago he was pro-
moted to the rank of Lance-Sergt. lie was con-
sidered a very steady and reliable man and a favo-
rite with his comrades and officers.
Dr. A. Lawson, Coroner, held an inquest yester-
day, when evidence was given in effect as above
and the jury returned a verdict that the deceased
came to his death from a rifle wound, inflicted by
his own hand, while laboring under temporary in-
Poetry frequently conveys false impressions which
remain on the mind uncorrected by facts. CAMP-
Hope for a season bade the world farewell,
And freedom shrieked as Kosciusko fell,"
has induced many persons to believe that the gal-
lant Pole died in battle. He did fall from his
horEe, covered with wounds, at the engagement of
Macieowice (1794) with the words, "This is the
/ end of Poland." Taken prisoner and held as such
for some time, the Emperor Paul, (of Russia,) on
his accession, gave him liberty, an estate with
1,500 serfs, and a sum of money, and restored his
sword. He afterwards returned the money and re-
signed the estate, having declined on the spot the
sword, with the remark that he had no further need
of it, as he no longer had a country in whose ser-
vice he might draw it. He revisited the United
States, was granted a tract of land and a pension,
and went back to France, engaging in agricultural
pursuits near Fontainbleau. Later, he went to
Switzerland, making his home in Soleure, whence
he sent a deed of manumission to all the serfs upon
his Russian estate. The year following he was
killed by the fall of his horse over a precipice, the
fatal accident occurring 23 years after the battle of |
Macieowich. So much for fact against a jingling
couplet, which sticks to the memory, while the
facts readily slip away.
It is often said that the French are not successful
as colonists, but the following story shows that some
of them, at least, understand pretty well how to deal
with the racts among whom they settle. During
the construction of the railroad from Algiers to
Blidah, the French engineer in charge of the work,
while watching its progress from the parapet of a
bridge, suddenly slipped and fell. The height above
the ground being nearly 80 feet, he would pro-
bably have been killed but for the timely presence
of an Arab, upon whom he alighted, breaking his
own fall and the Mussulman's neck simultaneously.
He was instantly surrounded by a crowd of furious
natives, and would have been torn in pieces but for
the prompt interposition of the French escort, who
hastened to assure, the mob that he should be at
once carried before the district magistrate for trial.
Thither he was accordingly taken, the multitude
following him with savage yells for the life of the
Christian dog who had dared to kill a true believer.
The magistrate, a quiet and timid old man, was so
terrified by the upi oar that his only thought was to
shift the responsibility elsewhere as speedily as
possible. He lost no time in announcing that the
engineer, belng to all intents and purposes a Gov-
erument officer, could only be tried by the military
commandant, to whom the Arabs immediately be-
took themselves, headed by the dead man's son,
who was loudest of, all in his cry for vengeance.
The commandant, a sagacious veteran of the old
school, saw at once what was to be done, and assur-
ing the infuriated rabble that justice should be
given them, politely inquired of the young ring-
leader whether he were willing to accept any com-
promise for his father's death. The Arab spurned
the suggestion, and fiercely demanded blood for
blood, "Very good," answered the unmoved Col.,
"you shall have what you demand. Let the
Frenchman be placed upon the very spot where his
victim was standing, and do you, as your father's
lawful avenger, go up to the top of the parapet and
jump down upon him." It is hardly necessary to
add that the young gentleman declined to try the
The marriage of the Duke of Connaught will be
solemnized at Winsor Castle about the 13th of
March, the ceremony, originally fixed for February
having been postponed a month in consequence of
the death of the Grand Duchess of Hesse.
In British Guiana the authorities have determined
to adopt corporal punishment as a part of the sen-
tence in all cases of razor cutting, which is a favorite
mode of revenge among the negroes of Barbadoes.
The island of Saghalien is to be made the Botany
Bay of condemned Russian Nihilists.
READING RAILWAY HEI'OR!'.
From the New York Herald, January 14.
Earnings and Losses in the Coal Trade during the
last year-the Combination repudiated, with hopes of
better success when free from its restrictions.
Coal production at a loss.-With a reduced out-
put of 1,355,848 tons the company lost, after ma-
king allowances for depreciation and bad debts,
$752,049 14, as against $755,478 37 for the pre-
vious year. The actual cost of mining and deliv-
ering coal into the railroad cars for the year was
$1 23 7-10, as against $1 03 9-10 for the previous
year, an increase of 19 8-10 cents, of which about
eight cents was caused by the payment of such in-
creased wages as were due under the sliding scale
to the increased price of coal and higher rates of
toll and transportation, and the remainder 11 8-10
cents per ton, is due entirely to the decreased pro-
duction, necessitating the division of certain total
fixed expenses by a greatly diminished production.
Effects of the Combination.--The report reviews at
length the workings of the coal combination, and
says the injuries suffered by the company, owing
the combination of last year, as compared with its
independent position of previous seasons, were an
increase in the cost of mining coal,a large decrease
in the railway receipts from merchandise and pas-
sengers owing to diminished output of coal, an in-
crease of accidents in mining due to the condition
of the mines being affected by the frequent sus-
pensions of mining, an unsettled feeling of discon-
tent among miners and laborers in coal fields due to
want of employment, which was not at all compen-
sated by the increase of wages; a feeling of opposi-
tion among iron and other manufacturers at the
frequent interruption of mining, resulting in a dis-
position to resort to other fuels rather than submit
to arbitrary interference with the regularity of their
accustomed supply of anthracite; an absolute fail-
ure to realize increased prices for coal, or increased
rates of transportation sutliuient to overbalance the
increased cost due to restricted production ; all in-
volving a loss of net profits to the two companies
as compared with the previous year of $382,173 96.
On the other hand, the benefits resulting from the
combination have been, the actual consumption of
all surplus coal and the ability to secure fair prices
in the future, which it was impossible to obtain so
long as the large production kept the market over-
What might be.-It follows, therefore, that if the
company could obtain its proper quota of the en-
tire tonnage, and if perfect good faith and fair
dealing could be secured in any future compact
between the several interests this company would
have nothing to lose by continuing as a member of
any properly organised association. It must be
confessed however, that the manner in which pre-
vious compacts have been kept by one of the parties
rather than the act of association itself, causes the
managers to distrust any future agreement that is
not amply protected in all the essential parts in
which the last two have unfortunately proved de-
fective. 'In open competition for the market, with
the admitted excellence and great variety of
Schuylkill coal, and no restrictions imposed upon
production, the managers have no fear of the abil-
ity of the company to meet all of its cash fixed
charges; but they cannot contemplate without a
shudder the prospect of again tying their hands by
agreements such as those made madein 1876 and 1878,
under which it was in the power of one interest to
render abortive any attempt to secure increased
profits, and they would be guilty of gross misman-
agement if they consented to any further restriction
of production that was not accompanied by prac-
tical and effectual guarantees that the reduced out-
put should yield at least as great a profit as the in-
creased quantity which could be mined and trans-
ported in open competition.
The management endorsed.-At the conclusion of
the report'resolutions were adopted by the stockhold-
ers accepting and adopting the report and thanking
and supporting the managers in their efforts to re-
establish prosperity and success to the affairs of the
company. The following officers were elected for
the year :-President, F. 13. Gowan; Managers,
H. Pratt McKean, A. E. Borie, J. B. Lippincott,
John Ashhurst, Henry Lewis, and J. V. William-
son; Treasurer, Samuel Bradford; Secretary, Da-
vid J. Brown.
The old question of utilizing the power of Nia-
gara Falls has come up again, and there are no
doubt capitalists who will risk their money in the
enterprise. A canal was dug on the American side
some years ago through solid rock at an expense of
about $800,000. Last year the canal, the right to
the power, and everything connected with the enter-
prise, sold by auction for $64,000. Interested per-
sons figure the horse power up till the head reels,
and yet no work has it ever done except to turn
the wheel of a very small flouring mill. The Ca-
nadian side's power can never be utilised, on ac-
count of the towering rocks, and there is no ques-
tion of plenty of power, all ready for use, on the
American side. But a man might as well buy a
ship-load of coffee and grind it by hand, merely be-
cause he owned a coffee mill, as go to manufactur-
ing at Niagara Falls merely because there is power
there. There is no market at Niagara Falls, and
no cheap way of reaching a market; this is why
the great falls have not for years been doing the
work of steam.
Next to a spoiled child, there is"nothing of its kind
more odious than a spoiled dog. Who has not
foamed with inward rage while one of these latter
darlings barks, snarls and capers around, its mistress
meanwhile evidently expecting the visitor on whom
it lavishes unwelcome attentions to deprecate even
the feeble remonstrances which she addresses to
her pet ? If the animal is discovered to have wor-
ried a piece out of coat or shawl. Madam expresses
much horror at the time, but no sooner is the vic-
tim's back turned than she relates to a confid ante how
the too-lovely' Fido, the darlingest of darling little
doggy woggies, worried, "yes, he did, naughty,
naughty little dog," a great piece out of Mrs.
Thompson's shawl. It is excellent fun, of course,
to the dog and his missy," but an unmitigated
nuisance in the eyes of a least 19 out of 20 of her
visitors. Some time ago, a visitor at a house
where there was a particularly odious, snarling
pet, carefully watched his opportunity, and, when
every one was well out of the way, called 1, Lulu"
(such was the brute's name) to him. Of course
she didn't come, when, having carefully closed all
doors, he took a short yet supple whip in one hand,
and Lulu in the other. From that hour Lulu be-
came, so far as he was concerned, the gentlest of
her race. See how good she is to Mr. --," (the
castigator) her mistress would say, when any one
complained: and so indeed she was.- Verbum sap.
"The air of heaven is not purer, nor the rays of
the sun warmer, than the first birth of woman's
love. Jealousy is oft ideal, it is capricious, its
dictates inconsiderate, its suggestions fatal to
mutual repose. As the sick body is not profited by
food so the vain mind is not benefitted by admoni-
tion. We should often blush for our best actions,
if the world could see all our secret motives to
"The life of a man whose mind is centred in
worldly riches, is the life of an idiot."
A proud man is satisfied with his own good opin-
ion, for pride erects a little kingdom of its own and
acts as sovereign of it.
He who gives loose to one impure thought is in
danger of ending his days in lust and sensuality.
Per 5?oyal Mail Steamer Alpha,
1 Single PlE TO.N,
1 Double CONCORD.
The above will be sold at very reasonable
prices for CASH.
St. George's, Novr. 12, 1878.-tf
THE above WATCHES for both
Ladies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
on hand by the Undersigned : Any grade Move-
ment not in Stock will be furnished at the
Manufactor's list price. Also, make to order
any style of Case with Crest, Monogram, &c.,
~ Remember the American Watch Co. received
the Gold 'Medal at the late Paris Exhibition.
E. T. CHILD.
Front Street, Hlamilton,
Dec. 16, 1878. u.o.o.
S. H. Cappe,
COM MISSION MIERCIIANT,i
Septr. 31, 1878.-12m
R, W. HAYWARD & CO.,
General Shipping and
(P. 0. Box 3709,)
52 OXCHANME PLAOB,
R. W. HAYWARD, NEW YORK
F. D. S. NASH.
Messrs. A. W. PEROT & Co., l)emerara.
Hon. S. S. INGHAM, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Jos. .M. HAYWARD, Agent It. VI. S. Pkt Co.
St. George's, Bermuda.
D. E. SEON, Hamilton, Bermuda.
September 17, 1878.-12mi
T -91 DAR D
October 28, 1878.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
English and American Preserved
Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street,
N. B.-Ships' Stores Supplied at Lowest
February 18th, 1878.-12 m
The Bermuda Pocket & Sheet
A : lAM
Are now ready for delivery
THE SHEET co't.;ins all tht necessary in-
fo ration for an Almawleck.
TH E BOOK contains in addition to all other
useful information usually found i' such a pub-
A Business IDirectory for the Towns of amilton
and St. George.
Descriptive, historical, and scientific account
A Catalogue of most of the Pla ts, both wilh'
and cultivated, growing in Bermuda, obliging-
ly prepared and classified for the publisher by
Henry J. Hinson, Lsqr., i.i)., for this Al-
rnanack-'l'he most complete yet furnished.
A Catalogue of the Fishes of Bermuda by Pro-
fessor G. Brown Goode, Esqr., of the Smith.
sonian Institute, Washington.
A Catalogue of the Birds of Bermuda, revised.
And a Catalogue of the Sea and Land Shells of
Bermuda, by Mr. John Tavenier Bartram, of
Stock's Point, St. George.
On the Cover is a neat and very perfect Map of
Bermuda; its Latitude, Longitude, and the
position of the Breakers, &c., given.
PRICEs-Sheet 1/. Book, plain, 1/6; ditto,
Can be had at the Stores of Messrs. GEORGE
BOYLE & ON, West End, Water Street, St.
George ; at the C(HIEF \VARDEKa' Office, ioyal
Naval Yard, Ireland Island ; oi the several Car-
riers of the "Gazette," and at the Royal
Gazette" .-tationery Store.
Royal Gazette Office, Dec. 17, 1878.
United States Mail Steamers.
1 O .LI PE R POOL,
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
LEAVE NEW YORK
WYOMING sails January 14, at 9-30 a.m.
NEVADA sails January 21, at 2-30 p.m.
MONTANA sails January 28, at 9 a.m.
WISCONSIN sails Feby. 4, at 3 p.m.
WYOMING sails February 18, at 3 p.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.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
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 York.
New York, January 2, 1879.
# 'Fair View Lodge,'
Possession given Ist June next.
A commodious and pleasantly situated two
story Dwelling House in Pembroke Parish,'at
Pitt's Bay, about ten minutes walk from the
Town of Hamilton, at present occupied by A. R.
For Terms, &c., apply to
Mangrove Bay, Somerset.
January 13, 1879.-alt. tf.
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Horse, Carriage 4* Cart
rIlME Undersigned having resumed Business
S at his old Stand, Corner of Church and
Junction Streets, near Hamilton Hotel, takes
this method of thanking his friends and the pub-
lic gntierally for past favours, and humbly soli-
cits a continuance of same.
THOJMAS H. HLRVEY.
January 6, 1879.
J. & E. Atkinsons'
PER FITMNE RY
celebrated for nearly a century past, is of the very
best English manufacture. For its purity and great
'excellence it has obtained the following
EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDALS,
LONDON, 1862. PARIS, 1867. COBDOVA, 187-2
LImA, 1872. VIENNA, 1873.
Only Gold Medal for English Perfumery, Paris 1878.
White Rose, Frangipanne, YlangEYlang, Stephona-
tis, Opopanax, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet,
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
And all other odours, of the finest quality only.
Celebrated Fau de Colongne
i; strongly recommended, being more lasting an
fragrant than the German kinds.
ATK INSON S
OLD BROWN WINDSOR SO\ P
celebrated for so many years, continues to be made
as heretofore. It is strongly Perfumed, and will be
f.iund very durable in use.
ATKINSON'S BEARS' GREASE, COLD
CREAM, SACHET POWDERS, TRANSP.\R-
ENT GLYCERINE SOAP, ROSE TOILET
POW DER, TOILET VINEGAR, VELOUI INE
WHITE ROSE TOOTHf PASTE,
and other specialties and general articles of Perfi-
mery may be obtained of all dealers throughout
World, and of the Manufacturers,
47. & 3. AT3SIN 3ON,
24, OLD BOND STREET, LONDON, W.
PRICE LIST FREE ON APPLICATION.
CAUTION.-Messrs. J. & E. ATXIRson manu-
facture their articles of one and the best quality
only. Purchasers are cautioned to avoid counter-
feits by observing that each article is labelled with
the Firm's Trade Mark, "a White Rose on a
Golden Lyre;" printed i seven colours.
April II, 1876-42m 1f
W. 0. F, BASCOME,M.SD.,
REID STREET, HAMILTON.
Proleclioit atg"i,.I#s Ft gF.E
\'% TIlE MOST MODERATE RATFS
Can be obtained from the
PHOENIX INSURANCE COIIP,A .N
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices inUreat Britain.
Through the BRANCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on REAL and PERSONAL
I'IROI'ERRTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no C fARGE for Policies.
N. A. BUTTERFLY P,
, Hamilton, September 9th, 1856.
i DR. ROBERTS'S
"T HE POOR IMAN'S FRIEND,",
is confidently recommended to the Public as an un-
failing remedy for wounds of every description; a
certain remedy for ulcerated legs, burns, scalds,
bruises, chilblains, scorbutic eruptions, and pimples
in the face, sore and inflamed eyes, sore heads, sore
breasts, piles. It also entirely removes the foul
mell arising from (Cancer.
Sold in pots, 131d., 2/9, 4/6, 11/ and 22/each ; and
PILUL&E ANTI-SCROPUIULXE OR ALTERA-
Proved by more than sixty years' experience to be
one of the best medicines for purifying the blood and
assisting Nature in her operations. They form a
mild and superior family aperient, which may be
taken at all times without confinement or change of
Sold iu Boxes at 1/1, 2/9, 4/6, 11/ and 22/ each.
Prepared only by HE \CH & BARNICOTT, Brid-
port, Dorset, England, and sold by'all Medicine
D c. 1 1, 1878.-26.
I h odore Outerbride,
Reid -treet, \Vest of "Royal Gazette" Office
Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will V.sit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton, lctober 26th, 1876.
iL.L .JL CK-JA N., FF.B., 1879.
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every Tuesday by DONAiLD M'PHEE LEE,
Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent
AT HIS OFFICE,
North-west Corner of Reid and Burnaby Street,
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will be
printed at the shortest notice.-Agents,
at St. Georges for the Royal Gazelle,
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