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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
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Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
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BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.


No. 5-Vol. LIZ. ST SUPER VAS ANTIQUAS. 24s. per Ann


lanitonBcn9d9 '. ; February 4, 1879.


Proceedings of the Honiorable Leg-
islative Counicil.
Tuesday, 28th January, 1879.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
President,
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
James H. Trimingham,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
G. S. Tucker,
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
[Secretary.
The Bill entitled An Act to provide for the cus-
tody of the Quarantine Buildings on Nonsuch Is-
land," was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. James Tucker in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
ment.
The House adopted the Report.
Adjourned to Friday next, the 31st instant, at
11-30.
BERITIUDA.
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorabhb
House of assembly.
Wednesday, 29th January.-The Bill entitled An
Act to provide for the Post Office Establishment,"
was read a third time.
The Attorney General moved that the words
"any sum not exceeding" Le inserted before the
word twenty" in the 6th line of the 2nd clause-
which was agreed to nem con, and the words were
inserted..
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved that the words
The Post Master General or" be struck out at the r
beginning of the 3rd clause-which was affirmed.
Ayes 18-Messrs. S C Bell, F M Cooper, R J P
Darrell, N J Darrell, T N Dill, R D Fraser, W J
Frith, A J Frith, J Harnett, W S Masters, S A
Masters, T A Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, J W
SPearman, J N Smith, R Tynes, W H Wilkinson,
: ,T J Wadson.
Nays 7-Messrs. J Fowle, S B Gray, E H Gos-
ling, S A Harvey, H G Hunt, CC CKeane, T 1)
Middleton.
The Bill was then passed.
The Attorney General presented a Petition from
Messrs. S. S. Toddings and Bro., setting forth that
,-the amount for which they contracted for printing
the Journals of the Assembly (17 10/) does not
meet the expense of the printing thereof, and pray-
ing to be relieved from the contract for reasons set
forth in the petition.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell introduced a Resolve
providing for the payment of Causeway Certificates
.-which was read a first time.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell moved that the rule be sus-
pended that the Resolve may be now read a 2nd
time-which was objected to.
The Attorney General introduced a Resolve for
the payment of the cost of taking and publishing
the Debates of the Assembly-which was read a 1st
time.
Adjourned to Friday, 7th February.

Notice.

I will- .receive and forward Con-
signments of

PRODUCE
TO
WMessrs. t. W. Hayward & Co.
Mr. Nash will be with us later in the Season.
May be found at E. H. JONES'S,
CHA RULES A. V. FRITH,
Cor. of Reid and Queen Sts,
Hamilton, Q22nd Janu:ry, 1879.


A LA)Y would beglad of -EVIN WORK
S for CII LI) R I N in a respectable Famil ,
and can also do any kind of F \NCY WORK
for Children from one month old upwards. Her
terms will be reasonable. Please apply at the
Royal Gazette" Office.
January 25th, 1879.

For Sale.
A FINE BAY


Suitable for draft or saddle.
ALSO,
A New Carriage
li I? .' ES S.
Apply at the Office of the Royal Gazette.'
Hamilton, Janr.. 27, 1879 -2


NOTICE,


;- :, :, ,,


14 hands, or under,
For a young Lady, for saddle exercise; must he
quite sound and free from vice.
Apply to
DANL. G. LANE,
January 28 Hamilton.
January 28&;8q9.


i R. .. Atkins & Co.,
Purveyors to II. M. Army and Navy,
OFFER FOR S3LE,
AT LOW PRICES,
Indian d PAL E LE
Specially Brewed for the Climate,
Bass & Co's. ALE,
Barclay & Co's. STOUT.
ALSO,
Bass & Guinness in Bottle
\\ INES and SPIRITS.
Front St., Hamilton, Jany. 28, 1879.-I m

VALENTINESS!
V3 L E.N TL E S.
dL ALEj TINE S!!!

A great variety have been received
and are now
Offered for Sale very
CHEAP
At the Royal Gazette" Stationery "tore,
Liberal Discount to the Trade.
Ilamilton, January 28th, 1879.

Notice.
S( ST, between Paget Parish and the Town
< f St. George, B!I SN1 IIAND I)L
r'H M TI"E iS0Olt OF A C RtRI I\(; E
The finder will be handsomely rewarded on
bringing the same to
DtANL. G. LANE,
Hamilton.
Jany. 28, 1879.


Ridicule is like the summer shower on a pane of
glass. It wets the surface, and that is all. You
soon can wipe it dry, and the crystal will appear
even brighter than before.



Momently expected a large Supply
OF
FISH G!,U .O,
Which will he 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-
quire.
ALBERT' INGLIS.
St. GE-orge, Bermuda, Oct. 28, 1878.




Hard Stone Lime.
WOOD BUR.NT LIME.

3500 Bushels Hard Stone Wood
Burnt LIME.
For Sale by H. C. OUTEKBRIID(,i, Cause-
way Road, or 61 Front St., IHamilton.
November 19, 1878.
A SNAKE IN THE GRASs,-Compared with the
malicious person who never commits himself by a
positive statement, but who simply insinuates evil
against his neighbour, the open slanderer is an ad-
mirable person. You know with what you have to
deal.

Flacts Village Boarding
HI house.
H lIS 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
)ear the Walsingham Caves. It borders on the
beautiful sheet of water, Ilarrington Sound, a
famous place for sea bathing.
The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for pleasure
excursions on the Sound and other wters. tie
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very reasonable terms.
JOHN T. PENISTON,
proprietor.
September 3, 1878.

RECEIVED,
Per Royal Mail Steamer Alpha,



4 CARRIAGES
VIZ.:
2 BUGGIES,
I Single PH.ETOJA,
1 Double CO[NCOIRD.
The above will be sold at very reasonable
prices for CASh.
ALBERT INGL1S.
St. George's, Novr. 12, 1878,-tf


Notice.
T HEt Subscriber would like his
Customers and oi hirs who use Oil, iutal-
ly sold in Bermuda as Olive Oil, to give a trial
to some just received from ILondon per Queen
of the Isles."
-;' '_T g. I' N 1. J;
In Quart 3Botles,
Can be recommended as somethi ng superior.
ALSO, FOi SALE,
Cases Card or Boston
Chip MIatches,
36 Gross in Case-Cheap.
B. E. DICKINSON.
Hamilton, January 21, 1 -.7,.-3
ALL BENEFICENT.-" I wish to be a friend to the
friendless, a father to the fatherless, and a widow
to the widowless," said a gushing speaker at a re-
cent meeting.

RE WAR D!

V U ST0 OVREA
I (F 1" the Unde signed having been broken into
S on the night of I'ri;iy last, the 3rd inst.,
and a cunsidlerabe quantity of iRlY 0 GOODS
PROVISION-, &c., tak-n : herefrom.
I\ LMI1 E.1 A'VADL) will be paid for
suce! infornm-tion as will lead to the conviction
of the Offender or (;..,,, -.
N. A. C OO PE R.I
Warwick, 6th Januryv, 1879.
POTATO ES!

Potatoes! P potatoes!
Potatoes Potatoes! Potatoes !

On Hand and to arrive, a Prime
lot of


And


Potatoes for
The above for sale Cheap to
only.
ALBE I
St. George's, Bermuda,
Oct. 2ath, 1878.


Seed, .
Cash customer'
SINGL.
F INGLUs.


Choose ever the plainest road; it always an-
swers best. For the same reason choose ever to do
and try what is most just and direct. This conduct
will save a thousand blushes and a thousand strug-
gles, and will deliver you from secret torments
which are the neverfailing attendants of dissimula-
tion.

14th February.




Apply
At Royal Gazette"
Stationery Store.
Hamilton, January 28, 1879.

For Sale.
A Commodious


With WATEIR LOT, in Sandy's Parish, within
ten minutes' walk of the Public Ferry.
Apply to


M !. M. S. HUN I',
Hamilton.
January 20, 1879.

FOR IEA'I,
With Immediate Possession,
That Desirable Family Residence in Paget Pa.
rish, known as

At ROSE HILL COTTAGE,
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
affoids numerous inducements.
Full particulars can be obtained on applica-
tion to
MR. R. D. DARRELL.
Hamilton, Novr. 25, 1878.

For Rent,
That commodious and centrally si-
tuated Two Story

_COTTAGE,
In Parliament -treet, next Melbourne House.'.
Immediate Possession given.
JEREM1AH HARA E TT,
American House'-
Hamilton, December 31, 1878,


JVotice !


Notice !


The Undersigned has just received ex Brigantine
"T. A. P' PT,"



Selected expressly for Bermuda Market and is


of fine quality,
THE CARGO CONSISTS OF
GARN 'ET POTATOES
lMinnesotas DO.
Early Rose DO.


EGGS OATS
I UVlBEIZ L ,THls &c.
ALSO,
From New York,
_LS. FLOUR MEAl. CORN
SBRAN IBUT'TER CHEESE,
LARD FIS11 SOAP NAILS, &
Parties having engaged their Seed will plea
receive the same from Wharf at once.
'T. H PIPTT.


Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878.

A-M ERIX InfTCtHES


-C.
se


Notice.

THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
Stern terminus of the Causeway now un-
dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTERATI-
ONS.
The Public is hereby notified that from and
after the 6th instant, and until further notice,
a portion of the Bridge will be taken up and
the Carriage way reduced in width to about
nine feet, or thereabouts.
Persons travelling on the Causeway Road
are again requested to drive slowly over this
Bridge.
PHILIP NESS,
Colonial Surveyor.
Hamilton, 3rd August, 1878.

The Comsmittee
OF THE
Hanhilton Temperance Hall School
Is desirious of obtaining a

SCH0 0 MASTER
For same.
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 House, Hamilton Parish.
Crawl, Nov. 26, 1878.


14 Queen Street, -


T H HE above W A TC'' H S for both
_-11 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 lisi price. Also, make .to order
anm style of C.ise with Crest, Monogram, &c.,
engraved. 1 ,
Remember the American Watch Co. received
the Gold Medal at the late Paris Exhibition.
E. T. CHILD.
Front Street, nlamilton, .
Dec. 16, 1878. u.o.o.
We must calculate not on the weather or fortune,
but upon God and ourselves. He may fail us in
the gratification of our wishes, but never in the en-
counter with our exigencies.


Received
And on Sale at the


ex. Canima,"
" Royal Gazette" Stationery
Store,


Saunders 1st, 2nd, 31
Readers
Cornell's Geographies.
Hamilton, Jany. 6, 1879.


rd 4 4th


For Rent,
"-4 HTV_ T, T 'V
/6 HUNTLEY
i.,3" 'A Dwelling with FOUR ACRES
*"' LANI), within l\ miles of Hamilton
and Prospect Camp, now occupied by Commis-
sary H. J. WILD, but will be ready for a new
Tenant about the Ist February next.
Apply to
C. G. GOSLING,
Hamilton.
January 14th, 1879.
The captain of a privateer writing to his owners
an account of an engagement, felicitated them on
the general safety of his crew, having had only one
of his hands shot through the nose.

[ADVERTISEMENT.]
riUlE REV. J. C. LEA JONES having re-
moved to Hamilton, is desirous of taking
afew PUPILS FOR INSTRUCTION in the
various branches of Education.
Terms moderate.
December 10, 1878.

For Rent,
A Large and Comfortable

gjDwellingHouse
In the Town of Hamilton.
Apply at the Gazette Office."
22nd December, 1878.

Notice.
FO fBI E.A'T,
A Large Two-story

,D )welling i&OUSE
on Reid Street, lately occupied by the Under-
signed. Will be let on accommodating terms.
For particulars apply to
THOSE. H. PITT,
West Front Street.
Hamilton, November 25th, 1878.


HaRmillton,


Between the Stores of Messrs. F. \.
WHITE & E. B. JONES.



Painter,
Dealer in PAINTS, OILS, VARNISIIES,
GLASS, PUTTY, BRUSHES,
&c., &c.
July 15, 1878.-12 m.

St. Nicholas' Hotel
NEW YORK,
rIllUS favourably and well-known Hotel hav-.
ing increased conveniences for the comfort
of its patrons, offers superior attractions for
transient and permanent guests.
URIAH WELCH,
Late firm and successor to S. Hawk & Co.,
Proprietor.
November 1I, 1878.-3m



S. H. Cappe,
Licensed auctioneer
AND
COMMISSION MEIRCIIANT,
ST. THOMAS,
D. W. 1.
CONSIGNMENTS SOLICITED.
Septr. 31, 1878.-12m



FAMILY GROCER,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
English and American Preserved


Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
N. B.-Ships' Stores Supplied at Lowest
Priices.
February 18th, 1878.-12 m

To Let.

- air View Lodge,'
Possession given 1st 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.
, THOMPSON, Esqr.
For Terms, &c., apply to
WM. NUSUM,
Mangrove Bay, Somerset.
January 13, 1879.-alt. tf.



Horse, Carriage 4 Cart
FOR WALES.
"r[HE Undersigned having resumed Business
at his old Stand, Corner of Church and
Junction Streets, near Hamilton Hotel, takes
this method of thanking his friends and the pub-
lic generally for past favours, and humbly soli-
cits a continuance of same.
THOMJIiS H. HIAR EY,
January 6, 1879.






~ERMITDAROYAL ( GAAETT"


EXTR ACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VA.TIONS tbiken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.


Date.


1879.
Jan.27
28
29
30
31
Feb. 1
2


30-362
30-459
30-182
29-918
29-946
29,647
29-679


Total Rainfall
t


Wind
9 a.m.

.o
.-*1 0


Tem






61-5
67-9
69-1
59.9
58-3
66-7
58.7


for the monthly
Cl


perature pre
24 hours.


0
48-2
47-6
56-4
57-8
47-8
51-~2
52*8


0
120-2
125-0
11'66
ICI-6
119-6
90-5
108-4


devious





0


Rain.

Inch.


0"00
0"00
0-18
0-12
0-07
0'61
0-06


Total 1*04
of January, 1879-5"25
1878--570


4."
4f 44E 4 ..,


Hamilton, February 4, 1879.

1BER BI UDA.

Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
islative Council.

Friday, 31st January, 1879.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
President,
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
"" Win. H, Gosling,
', James H. Trimingham,
Eugenius Harvey,
Joseph H1- Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
G. S. Tucker,
9" Randal E. Webster, Colonial
[Secretary.
The Bill entitled "An Act to provide fGr the cus-
tody of the Quarantine Buildings on Nonsuch Is-
land,' was read the third time and passed, and or-
dered to be laid before His Excellency the Gover-
nor by the lIon. R. E. Webster.
The two following Bills were brought up from the
House of Assembly and severally read a first time,
viz. :-
A Bill entitled "An Act for the Regulation of the
Post Office,"
And,
A Bill entitled "An Act to provide for the Post
Office Establishment."
The rule as to several readings of Bills and Reso.
lutions on the same day having been suspended by
unanimous consent, the Bill entitled "An Act for
the Regulation of the Post Office," was read the
second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. W. H. Gosling in the Ch&ir.
The Hon. R. E. Webster proposed the following
amendment-which was agreed to, viz.:-
Clause 1, 15th line, "after the word ship" add
"or any other vessel."
'Clauses 2 to 6 were severally agreed to.
On motion the Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported progress and obtained
leave to sit again.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 4th February, at
11'30.

CUSTOM HOUSE-HAMILTON.
Feby. 3-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New
York; assorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
ENTERED.
Jany. 28-Barqne Augwalda, Larsen, from New
York bound to Harfleur, France, in distress; 26,-
000 bushels wheat.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
R. M. Steamer Alpha, Crowell, Halifax; English
Mail of the 7th January and general cargo.-
*. Agent, J. M. Hayward.
Am. Barquentine EGem, Gibbs, from New York
bound to Bristol, England, in distress; 3,396 bis.
kerosene.-Agent, John S. Darrell.
31-Am. Ship Winged Hunter, Fellows, put back,
with loss of some sails, spars and rigging.-
Agent, John S. Darrell.
Feby. 1-Barque Francis Helyard, Ritchie, from
Philadelphia bound to Antwerp; in distress.
6,500 bls. refined kerosene oil,-Agent, J. S. Dar.
rell.
CLEARED.
Jany. 28-R. R. Steamer Alpha, Crowell, St.
Thomas; Mails.
German Barque William Kisker, Eular, Riga;
rosen.
29-Italian Barque Stefanina, Genta, Baltimore.
30-Brigt. S. J. Musson, Cook, Halifax; salt.
PASSENGERS ARRIVED.
In the R. M. Steamer Alpha from Halifax on 27th
ultimo:-Qr.-Master Hedingham and Lieut. W. A.
Chancey, 1-19th Regt., Messrs. C. W. Veal and W.
H. Eden, R.N.-Second Cabin, Mr. Lillis, R.N., Mrs.
Stamers, Alexander Fraser.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, from New York,
on Sunday last :-Mrs. C. and Master L. Phelps,
Mrs. Bartlett, Dr. F. M. Hamlin, Lieut. E. L. He-
rapath, 1.-19th Regt., R. A. Tucker, Esqr., Messrs.
A. R. Edwards, J. F. Kraft, W. D. H. Van Rhyn,
E. H. Fenn, F. W. Russell, D. Carlton, W. Wat-
lington, J. M. Wilcox, G. N. Bartlett and E. L.
Lewis.-2nd Cabin.-T. Epbecker,-Steerage.-H.
Right.
PASSENGERS SAILED.
In the R. M. Steamer Alpha for St. Thomas, Mr. J.
W. Daniels
The Barque Francis Helyard, of Yarmouth, N.S.
976 tons, from Philadelphia, which place she left on the
17th ultimo, bound to Antwerp, with 6,500 barrels re-
fined petroleum, anchored in Five Fathom Hole, on Sat-
urday last, in distress; leaking very badly, having en-
counted a succession of heavy gales from the time
of leaving port.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
The American Barkentine Gem, Capt. Gibbs, from
New York bound to Bristol, England, with about 3,700
bIs. petroleum, arrived at Castle Harbour, on Thursday
last; in distress ; with loss of sails, spars, rigging and
leaking badly, having sustained material damage to
Hull.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
The Norwegian Barque Augwalda, Capt. Larsen,
from New York bound to Harfleur, France, with 28,-
000 bushels of wheat, arrived at St. Georges on Wed-
nesday last. Has suffered very materially in hull and
sails, lost her foretopmast and all attached as well as


bowsprit, &c., had her pumps first choked and then
broken-her cabin flooded-lost chronometer, charts,
&c., has experienced dreadfully. severe weather from
the time of leaving port.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
The Ship Winged Hunter, Capt. Fellows, which left
St. Georges on the 25th instant, for New York, return-
ed to that port on Friday last; in distress; having
been struck by a tornado on the 29th inst., which strip-
ped her foremast of all the yards, sails, &c.
The Bessie, and Try Again, were up at London, for
Bermuda, on the 21st ult., the former to leave soon, the
latter oh tho 25th.
Forest Princess, was loading at Newport, for Ber-
muda, January 13.
The condemned Brigantine Prentiss Hobbs was
sold at auction on Thursday last and purchased by
Capt. George W. Brown for 38, her sails, spars,
materials, &c., brought 102 17/6.


By permission of Lieut.-Colonel Vigors and
the Oflicers, the Band of the 1st Battalion XIX
Princess of Wales' Own Regt., v 111 play at the Gar-
rison Lawn Tennis Ground, at the Happy Valley,
Prospect, every alternate Tuesday, commencing
This Day, the 4th February, at 4 p.m.

FoOTBALL.-The Return Match, Prospect Garri-
son v. St. Georges Garrison, (Rugby Union Rules),
will be played (weather permitting) to-morrow the
5th, on the Cricket Ground, Prospect.-Kick off at
3 p.m.

H. M. S. Sirius, Captain G. N. Sullivan, arrived
on Saturday last from Nassau, N.P.
We understand that Sir Edward S. Inglefield,
C.B., F.R.S., in his Flagship the Bellerophon, will
leave with his Squadron for the West Indies to-day
or to-morrow.
Lieut. P. Sydney, R.. M., has been promoted to
the rank of Captain.
Midshipman F. K. Morgan from the Iron Duke
and Naval Cadets L. E. Traherne from Charybdis
and John E. Dentree, have been appointed to the
Bellerophon.

[ Written expressly for the Bermuda Royal Gazette.J
COMMEND ME TO AN OSSY COVE."
For matters erudite and deep,
Which send the most of men to sleep;
For matters which the learned love,
Commend me to an Ossy Cove."


For things o'er which Minerva reigns;
For things which tax the human brains
For things below and things above;
Commend me to an Ossy Cove."
Are any, oil, at midnight burning
Searching deep for still more learning ?
For you will not have to rove,
Ere you find the Ossy Cove."
What! unkindly reader! did you say
This is meant for irony ? !
Nay, this you'd find it hard to prove
I much esteem an Ossy Cove."
I've carried many in my time,
Though still I boast I'm in my prime,
Let Arago try me-and by Jove!
I'll see if he's an Ossy Cove."
Let Ursa Major "try a back"
You bet!-I'd throw him in a crack !
I'm up to many a dodge and "move,"
To double up" an Ossy Cove."
My riders, oft I've worried ;-true;
And if you ride me, I'll worry you;
You who always go to see 'em
Who sent a cliff(e) to a museum !
VULCAN.
Bermuda, 28th January, 1879.

CRICKET.
Played at Prospect on January 17th, between
Prospect Garrison and St. Georges, resulting in a
victory for Prospect by 45 runs on the First In-
nings. Score:-
ST. GEORGE'S GARRISON.


1st Innings.
Lt. Ashby, 46th Regt., c. Turner,
b. Fetherstone 10
Asst. Corny. Warren, no t 9
Pvt. Cartwright, c. Athorpe, b.
Carpenter 0
Pvt. Jones, c. Lutyens, b. Carpen-
ter 3
Lt. Cottrell, R.A., b. Fetherstone 0
r. Pritchard, 1.b.w., b. Fetherstone 7

Gr. Chandler, c. Turner, b. Car-
penter 0
:" Page, c. Turner, b. Carpenter 6
Lt. Carden, 46th Regt., c. Turner,
b. Eden 1
Lt. Ireland, 46th Regt., b. Car.
, penter 0
Pvt. Payne, b. Carpenter 0
" Lane. b. Eden 2


Extras 8


Total


6


2nd Innings.

b. Carpenter 2
b. Eden 2


b. Eden 22
not out 8
st. Rawson,
b. Carpenter 4


b. Eden 0
not out 1

4

Total 43


PRosrSECr GARRfSON.
P. V. Turner, Esqr., c. and b. Jones............12
Lt.-Col. Vigors, 19th Regt., b. Jones............ 6
Lt. Fearon, 19th Regt., b. Jones............... 16
Sapper Fetherstone, c. Ireland, b. Jones........ 0
Lt. Carpenter, A.D.C., c. Ireland, b. Page...... 17
Pvt. Gorman, c. Jones, b. Page ............... 12
Lt. Eden, 19th Regt.,not out ................. 14
Lt. Rawson, R.E., b. Page ................... 0
Capt. Athorpe, R.E., run out.................. 6
Lt. Phayre, 19th Regt., c. and b. Jones.......... 0
Lt. Lutyens, R.E., b. Page..................... 2
Pvt. Goodacre, c. Jones, b. Page................. 0
Extras 6

Total 91

FOOTBALL.
The Return Match between the XIX Regiment
and the Hamiltonians, was played at Prospect on
Friday last, under Association Rules, eleven aside.
The weather was perfect for Football and there was
a, goodly number of spectators, among which the
fair sex was conspicuous, and we are pleased to see
that the game proves of sufficient interest to attract
a share of "public patronage."
Captain Handley won the toss and elected to take
the Western Goal, and about 3-30, the time agreed
oi for commencing, the ball was kicked off. For
the first half hour the game was pretty equal, the
ball being generally in the middle of the ground,
but at the end of that time a brilliant rush by
the XIX resulted in Lieut. Maloney's kicking the
first goal. The sides then changed goals and after
about ten minutes more play, after a short scrim-
mage in front of the Civilians Goal, Lieut. Davies
secured the second goal for his side. Goals were then
again changed and after another ten minutes despite
the !gallant efforts of Messrs. Cooper, A. Darrell
and other Civilian forwards, Lieut. Eden succeeded
i4 placing a third goal to the credit of the XIX.
This necessitated another change which was followed
by a like result. Sgt. Jeffers, who had played hard
and well through the game, securing the fourth goal
just an hour after the game commenced. For the re-
maining quarter of an hour no further score was made
although the ball was several times in dangerous
proximity to the Civilians Goal from which it was
two or three times averted by the Goal Keeper,
Mr. Reginald Gray, just as it was about to pass the
posts. For the XIX all played well, but we cannot
pass without special mention, the performances of
Lieuts. Phayre, Eden and Maloney, who contribu-
ted in no small degree to the success of their side.
For the Civilians Messrs. Cooper, A. Darrell, A.
Gosling and C. Clay rendered valuable assistance,
as did also Mr. Scott Gilbert, until obliged to stop
in consequence of an accident.
After time was called the players and many of
the spectators adjourned, by the kind invitation of
the Officers, to the XIX Mess, where all were
hospitably entertained.
PLAYERS:-
XIX.-Lts. Phayre and Bowles (Backs), Capt.
Handley, (Captain,) Lts. Eden, Chauncey, Mathi-
son, Fearon, Davies and Maloney, Sergt. Jeffers and
Pvt. Gorman (Goal Keeper.)
CIVILIANS-R. Gray, (Goal Keeper,) A. Gos-
ling, (Back,) E. Walker & S. Gilbert, (Half Backs,)
E. Cooper, W. Masters, A. Darrell, C..E. Clay, E.
Darrell, G. Gosling and H, Butterfield,


postal jurisdiction have been delivered to the pro-
per authorities. Penalty for neglect ten pounds,
reduced, as amended, from twenty pounds.
16.--Ships' bag letters liable to double rates on
receipt, less value of any affixed stamps.
17.-" It shall not be lawful to convey or trans-
mit by any Post Office packet any letters not con-
tained in a mail bag, except letters specially ex-
empted by law.
Post Packet officers, passengers &c., not allowed to
carry unexempted mail matter under penalty not
exceeding five pounds for every letter.
18.-Inland Postal rates, letters one penny per
half oz., and one penny for every additional half
oz. or fraction thereof. Domestic Newspapers
and Books to or from the Bermuda Library free,
Foreign Newspapers one penny for every 4 oz.
or part thereof.
19.-Newspapers to any place beyond sea one
penny for every 4 ounces, detained if unpaid, and
if possible returned to the sender.
20.-Postage rates to any part of the Empire to
be regulated by thelImperial Postmaster General,
to Foreign Countries in terms of the Universal
Postal Union, and otherwise by the Governor and
Council.
21.-Book and Parcel Post Regulations.
22.-Newspapers how made up, must contain only
name and address of the sender, addressee and
route, other writing renders it liable to letter
rates.
23-Extends the Book Packet to these Islands not
exceeding three pounds, 4 ozs. one penny, under
8 ozs. two pence, under a ppund four pence, un-
der pound and a half six pence, and two pence
for every additional pound or fraction.
Dr. Outerbridge's amendment removes the clause
which provided that the Governor and Council
should have power to determine what other articles
may be sent by book post, and requires any other
articles not of a dangerous nature to be carried in
a separate bag or box subject to the same rates of
postage.
24.-How Book Packets not in accordance with re-
gulations are to be treated.
25.-Inland matter wholly or insufficiently prepaid
to be charged the double of the deficient postage;


POSTAL RE-ORGANIZATION.

Two important measures affecting the Post Of-
fice, "A Bill for the Regulation of the Post Office,"
and, "A Bill for the Establishment of the Post Of-
fice," introduced into the Assembly by the Attorney
General, Dec., 13th, 1878, have passed that House,
and are now before the Council for consideration.
A resume of the provisions of these Bills, as they
now stand, will prove acceptable and we have no
doubt but that the Council will give both bills that
serious attention to which they are entitled. Sev-
eral amendments were made by the Assembly on
the text of the bills as introduced, the principal of
which we shall endeavour to point out as we pro-
ceed. First as to the Establishment Bill.
Sect. 1.-Defines certain phrases.
2.-Provides for the supremacy of the Imperial Au-
thorities where requisite.
3.-The Department under the authority of the
Governor and Council in all matters not ex-
pressly provided for under the authority of the
Imperial Government or the Universal Postal
Union."
4.-Notes the ordinary exceptions to documents ne-
cessarily coming within the Postal grasp, such
as Consignees letters, letters by vessels not car-
rying mails. The following section was erased
on the 3rd reading, forbidding the receiving,
carrying or delivering of letters by, "common
known carriers, their servants or agents, except
a letter concerning goods in their carriages, carts
or boats."
5.-Provides that the present staff shall remain in
office. 'Whenever a vacancy may occur in the
office of Post Master General, the Governor shall
appoint a Colonial Post Master who shall be
stationed at Hamilton, and shall perform all the
functions of the Post Master General. All of-
ficers to give approved security for the proper
discharge of their duties.
6.-Refers to the Keepers of Receiving Offices.
An addition was made to this clause, authoriz-
ing the Governor and Council to award one
months salary for every year of office to such
Keepers, whose offices, within six months after
the passing of this Act, might be abolished as un-
necessary.
7.-Touching situations of Post Offices, and Re-
ceiving Offices, letter boxes, hours of business and
Postal holidays. On Sundays and other holidays
no business shall be done, "except necessary busi-
ness in connection with the arrival or despatch of
sea mails," to which was added, and then only be-
tween the hours of 9 and 10 in the morning and
2 and 3 in the afternoon, except by special order
of the Governor.
8.-Governor and Council may exact penalties for
infringement of regulations.
9.-Sorting and distributing mail matter, unpaid
documents after one month to be sent to the Post
Master General by whom, after two month's de-
tention, they are to be returned to the country of
origin.
10.-Regulations to be printed, and conspicuously
posted at all Offices, and infringements can be
visited by a penalty.
11.-The Inland Mail Contracts substantially as
they now exist.
12.-Notice of despatch of sea Mails.
13.-" After the time appointed for closing any sea
Mail is passed, and up to within an hour of the
despatch of such mail to the ship by which it is
to be conveyed, a letter may be posted for such
mail, and shall be sent thereby, provided that it
is prepaid with double the ordinary postage."
Amendments were rejected which aimedat allow-
ing a ship's bag to be made up at the agent's office of
any vessel leaving these Islands.
Mails for New York by the Caninma sailing 1 p.m.
have so far been closed at 10 a.m., three hours in
advance, the Somerset and St. Georges mails ar-
riving at 11 a.m., being included. As a letter bag
was kept open at Trott & Cox's office till a few
minutes of one for consignees, and other letters
taxed double rates on delivery, several had to
avail themselves of it because of its being the
only way of forwarding correspondence written
either from choice or necessity on Thursday fore-
noon. This Canima Agents' bag has proved of
great convenience to the commercial community.
It being possible to post under this Act up to noon,
on payment of double the postage rates, the Agents'
bag, if its continuance were allowed for other than
consignee letters, would be sparingly used, as our
merchants prefer the postal bags, and would rather
contribute to the Bermuda than the American pos-
tal revenue. The privilege of posting up to within
one hour of departure will sensibly diminish the
use of the Agents' bag, but we trust the Council
will fully consider the annulling of the existing pri-
vilege of being able to send a letter up to the last min-
ute, which may in some cases be of special moment.
Should the practice be continued, by our improved
despatch, we venture to state that the New York
Post Office will hereafter receive comparatively few
unpaid letters through the Agents' bag. We
should like to see the privilege, if possible, retained.
14.-Mails to be despatched by Contract steamer
to New York; if interrupted, by any other con-
veyance at least monthly, and the captain to re-
ceiye ten shillings.
15.-Postmasters may forward by other than Post
Office Packets, matter prepaid, paying the master
one penny on letters, one halfpenny on newspa-
pers, or a lump gratuity of five shillings, at the
master's option. Masters of vessels to make affi-
davit on customs entry that all documents within


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THURSDAY,
6th Mar.


Meet at 3 p.m. Finish.
SThe Officers'Mess,
'he Devil's Hole. 19th Rgt., Pros-
Spect.
mith's Parish Mr.Hurd's,Wood-
Church....... lands, Hamilton.
Vale Bay Bat- The Sandhills,
tery ......... Paget.
(The Officers'Mess,
wing Bridge..... 46th Regt., St.
George's.
iMr. T. F. J. Tuck-
iddle's Bay..... er's CricketField.


We are requested to say that there will be
a meeting of the Members of the Bermuda Hunt
in the Town Hall, Hamilton, on Monday the 10th
February, and as it is to consider a matter of some
consequence, it is hoped that :as many members as
possible will attend.

ELECTION.-A writ having been issued by His
Excellency the Governor for the Election of a
Member to represent Smiths Parish in the General
Assembly, in the room of the Worshipful Edwin
Peniston, deceased, a Meeting of the Free-
holders, was held for that purpose, on Thursday
last, at which the Worshipful Clarence Peniston,
presided.
William Richard Peniston, Esqr., being duly
proposed and second, and there being no other
candidate, was declared elected.

(CIRCULAR).
18, LEADENHALL STREET,
London, E. C., 1st January, 1879.
DEAR SIR,
We have this day commenced business as INsun-
ANCE BROKERS and GENERAL MERCHANTS at the
above address, under the style of
ROBERT G. LEE & Co.
Hoping to be favored with your kind support.
We are,
Your obedient servants,
ROBERT G. LEE,
HENRY W. POOK..

References:
Messrs. Wm. Dawson & Sons, 121, Cannon St., E.C.
Messrs. Frith, Sands & Co., 50, Old Broad St., E.C.
Messrs. Simson & Mason, St. Peters Chambers,
Cornhill, E.C.

The Halifax, N.S., insurance offices have lost
$70,000 on vessels owned in the Province engaged
in the West India trade.


abroad, subject to the custom of the Postal
SUnion.
1 26.-Rates of mail matter in transit.
27.-Re-directed and mis-sent letters.
28.-As to dead letters.
29.-Letters and papers on the Public Colonial Ser-
vice, free.
30.-Seamen and soldiers letters continued at Im-
perial reduced rates.
31.-Pattern Post beyond sea.
32.-Prohibited matter may be detained by the
Postmaster and dealt with on its merits.
33.-Contraband letters may be opened and either
forwarded or returned.
34.-Registration fee of two pence on any letter
or packet.
35.-Registered matter lost may be paid for not ex-
ceeding two pounds.
36.-Colonial Registration fee two pence.
37.-" Coin, watches or jewellery shall not be sent
through the Post by sea mails going from these
Islands."
"Such articles shall not be transmitted by post
within these Islands, except in registered letters,
nor shall they be registered unless securely
packed."
How, if wrongly posted, to be dealt with.
38.-Dies, plates, and stamps to be provided
through the Governor, and stamps to be affixed
to all mail matter.
39.-The Receiver General to pay all requisite
money, amount on the 3rd reading limited, on
motion of Mr. R. J. P. Darrell, to 500 and the
accounts to be audited, by the Committee of Quar-
terly Accounts, substituted for the Audit Board
in the introduced text.
40. -Receiver General to have custody of main stock
Postage stamps, and to keep on hand an average
six months consumption.
41.-The Postmaster General to have a credit al-
ways of 600,in stamps and to supply the Depart-
ment. Postage stamps in value not less than 5,
may be sold to any person at any Post Office at a
discount of five per cent.
42.-Provides for the continuance of the existing
Money order system with the United Kingdom,
and an extension to Canada, Newfoundland, the
British West Indies, British Guiana, or any
other country, and that the Receiver general,
under sanction of the Governor and Council,
may advance the Post Master General to meet
any overdraws on Money Order account.
The option of establishing Money Order Offices
withdrawn, and three Money Order Offices consti-
tuted at Mangrove Bay, Hamilton and St. Georges.
43.-This Clause,'giving the Governor and Council.
authority to establish an Inland Money system,.
was rejected, the Public Treasury to be author-
ized to advance a sum not exceeding one hundred.
pounds to work it.
We think it a pity, when the Inspector could re-
commend such a convenient interchange for small
sums between the principal places in these Islands,
that the Assembly did not see fit to sanction it.
The system would be a great convenience to the
public, and in time profitable to the Post Office.
There was a disposition to restrict the Money Or-
der system to the United Kingdom. Between
Halifax and New York for petty sums a money
order service has been much wanted.
44.-10 limit of order to be granted one person or
firm in one calendar month.
45.-Subordinate officers to account monthly (amend.
ed from weekly) to the Post Master General.
46.-Post Master General to enforce Contracts, &c.
47.-The Post Master General to make a full annu-
al report to last day of March to the Governor
for submission to the Legislature.
48.-Post Office Accounts to be audited as the Gov-
ernor and Council and Assembly, or either of
them shall direct, powers of any Committee not
suspended during dissolution of the Assembly.
As introduced the Audit rested with the Gover-
nor and Council.
49.-Unclaimed letters to be advertised weekly in
the Royal Gazette and other Weekly Newspapers.
50.-Postal Officers exempt from jury service.
The other clauses of the Act from 51 to 64, speci-
fy how offences are to be tried and visited. The
penalties in serious cases are severe.
The Bill in force till end December, 1882.

THE ESTABLISHMENT BILL relates to salaries of
officials. The Post Master General 300 a year.
The Post Master at Hamilton 225 or at St. Georges
when Post Master General resigns. The Colonial
Post Master at Hamilton 250 and 20 for a Clerk.
The Postmaster General, or Colonial Postmaster to
be'assisted by a Clerk, salary 60 increasing 10 an-
nually till 100 shall be reached. Provision is
made for assistance] on arrival and dispatch of
mails by Post Office Packet. Sub-Post Masters
Mangrove Bay and Ireland Island each 40. Re-
ceiving Office Keepers and delivery of letters cost
restricted in any one year to 250.

BERMUDA HUNT FIXTURES.


Lady St. John, who resolves to have her ,revenge, and
agitates Celia who recognizes her husband's handwri-
ting, and imagines that he has fallen a victim to the
widow's wiles.
The energy with which she "made hay" of Lady
Clara's papers, when left alone, in searching for the
letter, was much admired by the spectators. Finally she
is brought on her knees and made to try on Lady Clara's
new shoes before she is granted the letter and learns
that she has been outwitted. She was able, however,
to smile complacently at the result of her vigorous
treatment of Lady Clara's furniture and papers which
had made the floor look something like part of the
course of a Bermuda Hunt.
The two ladies who sustained the parts of Lady Clara
and Celia, fairly surpassed themselves in this piece,
and their spirited dialogue and the grace and ease of
their soliloquies kept the audience charmed until the
curtain fell. If the opinions expressed by those present
may be taken as a criterion of the merits of the perfor-
mance, we may congratulate the actors on an unquali-
fled success. We know that we ourselves passed a de-
lightful evening, which was, we trust, the herald of fu-
ture theatrical evenings at Mount Langton.
Among those present we noticed the Admiral and
Lady Inglefield, the Chief Justice and Mrs. Rees, Col.
and Mrs. Morrison, Col. Vigors, Col. and Mrs. Gordon,
the Attorney General and the Miss Grays, the Solicitor
General and Mrs. and Miss Darrell, Mr. and Mrs. Mid-
dleton, Dr. and Mrs. Sinclair, Capt. and Mrs. Pilleau,
Capt. Athorpe, R.E., Capt. Annesley, R.A., Mr. Mar-
con, Capt. Beaumont,'R.N., Lt. Cochran, and Mrs.
Cochran Mr. and Mrs. Jessop, Capt. Grieve, Mr. and
Mrs. Dickinson and many others.
THE VAGRANT.

Fifty-two Life and Fire Insurance Companies
have failed in the State of New York during the
last ten years.
The stock of Petrolum in Pensylvania is estimat-
ed at 4,500,000 barrels.
Rear-Admiral the Hon. Carr Glyn, C.B., has
been requested to contest Chatham, in any election
for Parliament that may occur, and Rear-Admiral
Sir Edward Commerell, V.C., K.C.B., for the Isle
of Wight.
The Americans claim $93,432, arising out of the
Fortune Bay, Newfoundland, troubles.


CHARADES AT MOUNT LANGTON.
On Wednesday evening last Sir Robert and Lady
Laffan entertained a large and distinguished company
with a series of representations which would not have
done discredit to a more pretentious stage than the
back drawing room at Mount Langton.
When the curtain rose a lady was disclosed whose
disguise was so good that some of her friends at first
failed to recognize her as the model lodging-house keep-
We say model" because the price which she asked
for her rooms, situated, it was supposed, in Hamilton,
clearly showed that they must be exceptional. How-
ever, she met her match in the determined lady who
came to hire the rooms accompanied by her husband
whose rubust appearance clearly proved that meekness
and meagreness do not go together. We hear, however.
that he had to call in the aid of a Doctor before he could
get himself quite up to the mark. Strengthened by
judicious medical treatment he proved not unequal to
the task of controlling two very riotous children, and
was still able to swallow several doses-not of flattery-
administered by his anxious wife within the short space
of five minutes. This suggested the arithmetical pro-
blem-If doses be measured by drachms, how many
drachms go to a peck" P
The original sum demanded for the lodgings having
been reduced by two-thirds, the curtain fell.
When it rose again a gentleman was discovered sit-
ting in an easy chair and soliloquising. His friends
were glad to find that he did not prove a "stick"
though we believe his presence in Bermuda has some-
thiug to do with posts.
He was quickly joined by a friend, known to many
of those present as "the man who blows his own horn,"
and who appeared just to have returned from Ireland
Island.
Together these worthies concocted a scheme for ex-
pelling the new lodgers and their noisy children, whose
constant shrieks made study impossible. The last
comer acted a madman .with such fidelity that a nervous
lady among the audience was heard to enquire how far
, it was from Devonshire to Mount Langton, and whe-
ther the Asylum was well watched at night. A spirited
Scene ensued, in which the new lady lodger and the
madman's keeper vied with each other in recrimination.
and the madman grinned through the bars of a chair
like a pretty baboon in a cage.
The model landlady did not, however, admire him,
and insisted on him and his friend seeking quarters
elsewhere.
The third scene was laid at Scaur Hill, where the two
friends had taken a house after leaving the model lodg-
ings, in order to gain quiet while reading for the Staff
College. They find themselves very much "done for"
by their housekeeper, a tall, stiff, superior person,"
with flat curls and threatening eyebrows, who calls her-
self Mrs, Washington Stubbs, but who is variously ad-
dressed as "Mrs. Wabing-up-Spuds,""Mrs.Washing
Stand, Mrs. Washaway Suds, Mrs. Washup Tubs" and
other like sounding names. She keenly resents the
criticisms of her domestic management, especially as
to the breakfast which appears on the table. She
maintains that as it was supplied from, that best of all
places, the 19th Canteen, it must be good, and that to
compare the eggs to stones, the butter to engine grease,
and the toast to black leather, shows shameful dainti-
ness, of which my Lords Tumbledown and Bareacres,
with whom she formerly served, would never have been
guilty.
She proves that her words can be as hard as her eggs,
and scornfully gives notice to leave, which is eagerly ac-
cepted.
The first Charade was thus brought to an end, and
was guessed to be Housekeeper."
The first scene of the second Charade was laid in
Spain, and began with the soliloquy of a Spanish Lady
. who is awaiting her English lover. He presently ap-
pears in the person of a gallant Captain, who if unpunc-
tual is not impenitent, and who learns the language
of the fan with an aptitude rarely shown by his country-
men in such matters. Perhaps the eloquent eyes of
his instructress may have had something to do with his
prompt mastery of the language of signs.
Scene No. 2 was perhaps the best piece of acting du-
ring the evening. A young wife has lost her pet tom-
cat, and appeals to the sympathies of a husband of ma-
turer years, a doctor, whose patients are awaiting him.
He pleads his patients, when he is told he has nonef,
that he is always in a hurry to leave his wife, that the
lost cat must now be his first care, or the loss will kill
his wife, as care once killed the cat. After writing an
advertisement, which is not composed without difficulty,
as he demurs to stating that the cat ever did "answer
to the name of Tom," he is relieved by the entry of the
maid with a splendid black Persian cat. We did not
see quite enough of this cat; as the curtain fell prompt-
ly.
In Scene No. 3 Frank Verisopht, who -is known in
Bermuda as a "very hard" rider; arrives late at night
at a Swiss Inn. Linda, the barmaid, who was much
admired in her picturesque dress, attends him to his
room, and receives, in return for her attention, great
attentions from him, which she tried to dislike but did
not succeed. Having laid his supper and told himi a
ghost story, she at last tears herself away, but not until
she has received another "mark of attention."
The traveller eats his supper as though it were Fri-
day and he had fasted, and begins to doze, when he is
roused by a crouching phantom which gradually rises to
a towering height and stretches out a long thin arm.
The traveller collapsed under the table and we knew
that the second Charade was "Phantom."
Charade No. 2 was followed by a sparkling comediet-
ta entitled "A Fair Encounter."
The rise of the curtain disclosed Lady St. John, a
gay young widow, who is anxiously expecting the arri-
rival of a new maid. The maid shortly appears in the
person ofCelia Grenvillelwho has adopted the disguise
in order to test the character of the widow to whom her
brother is engaged.
After stating that she can do everything which a
lady of :fashion cannot, Mrs. Grenville proceeds to
prove that her talents are more of the ornamental than
of the useful order and that she knows more about lace
than dusters.
Lady St. John's soliloquy, while arranging flowers,
on the influence of maids over mistresses, was very
gracefully rendered.
A letter from Mr. Grenville reveals his wife's ruse to


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THURSDAY,
6th Feby.
TUESDAY,
11th Feby.
THURSDAY,
20th Feby.
TUESDAY,
25th Feby.







BERMUJDA ROYAL GAZETTE.


From the United States and Europe.
The 'Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
from New York, which place she left at 3 p.m., on
the 30th ultimo, reached her wharf in this town,
after a quick run of less than 8 days, soon after
one o'clock on Sunday last. The Canima broubgt
English Mails of the I9th January.
We arc indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Pur-
ser Gale, 1st and 2nd Officers Messrs. Mitchell and
Astwood and Mr. Steward Maloney, for New York
papers of the hour of leaving.
Shares Delaware and Hudson Canal Co., 421.
The brig Potomac, Demerara packet, is on the
voyage to Baltimore with sand ballast, instead of
sugar, and it is said that all Mr. Perot's packets
will take the same course, as long as the present
Custom's regula,'ons in the United States continue.
The Senate Committee sf the Dominion on For-
eignRelations have agreed to consider on Friday
last, Jan. 31, the question of giving notice to ter-
minate the fishery clause of the treaty of Washing-
ton.
Five British Cabinet meetings have recently been
held, the Irish university education question being
understood to have been the chief matter in hand.
There is no doubt that negotiations have passed be-
tween the Government and the heads of the Catho-
lic Church upon that subject.
LONDON., Jan. 26.-Reuter's dispatch from Cal-
cutta states that Shere Ali's Master of the Horse,
the great opponent of British influence, is dead.
The Afghan troops at Kabul have been withdrawn
to Sheralf to check desertions.
LONDON, Jan. 28.-The Standard's dispatch from
Khelet-i-Ghilzai, Jan. 20, says: "The cavolry oc-
cupied this place to-day unopposed. Gen. Stewart,
x'ith the whole Second Brigade, will arrive to-mor-
row."
A dispatch to the Standard, dated Matoond, Sun.
lay, Jan. 26, says Gen. Roberts, previous to his
temporarily leaving Khost, assembled the chiefs
I mnd warned them that the British would be always
near, and would return instantly to quell any dis-
turbance. It would be idle for them to entertain
any hope of Russian aid, as Russia was impover-
ished in men and money.
A Calcutta dispatch to Reuter's Telegram Com-
pany says that a dispatch from Jellalabad dated
January 23 states that Yakoob Khan bad seized
Fort Fizen, belonging to the Bababakakhel Ghilzais,
taking the chiefs prisoners, in consequence of which
the fhilzais have commenced hostilities against
Yakoob Khan. The Kohistanis and Gebzais have 1
also deserted Yakoob Khan.
RESIGNATION BY MARSHAL McMAHON OF
THE PRESIDENCY OF THE REPUBLIC OF
FRANCE.
It seems that on the programme of the new Min-
istry of France measures for reserving to the
State the exclusive control of the universities, the
congressional schools, the relations between the
Clergy and the laity, and the change for younger
and more active men in the command of the several
Military Corps, were brought forward. To the three
first propositions President McMahon said he would
assent, but not to the fourth, and if persevered in he
would leave the responsibility of the disorganiza-
tion of the army to others. He then left the Coun-
cil Chambers, and finding the Ministry was not
likely to relent, he sent in his resignation.
Most of the papers condemn the Marshal for the
seemingly hasty proceeding. Some 200 Generals,
at a dinner on the same evening, approved of Mc-
Mahon's action.
The election of M. Grevy to the Presidency ap.
peared to be certain.
The first President of the Republic, the late M*
Thiers, resigned in May, 1873, and soon afterwaads
Marshal McMahon, was elected President and so
continued till the present time.
M. Leon Say, French Minibter of Finance, has
begun the political purification of the finance de-
partment. Five treasurers-general have been su-
perannuated, four placed on the unattached list and
two dismissed.
MM. Victor Hugo and Louis Blanc presented in
the French Chambers Tuesday propositions contem-
plating full amnesty for Communists, and the Dep-
uties voted the question urgent.
OUTBREAK OF THE PLAGUE IN RUSSIA.
LONDON, January 25. The:;British Medical Journ-
al publishes the following:
"Russian and German medical journals state
that the east of Europe is in a state of great alarm
at the progress of what they allege to be the plague,
which is rapidly making its way upward toward
the north and east of Russia from the Caspian Sea
along the course of the Volga. According to an
article, dated January 16, published in the Wiener '
Medicinische Wochenhshrift, No. 8, it has reached
Nijnunovgorod. As far as regards the origin of
the disease, it is now ascertained that it was im-
ported by two regiments of Cossacks, who had late-
ly returned from the war in Turkey, and, in spite
of strict -orders to disinfect everything, probably
1hid a part of their booty, which, without doubt,
contained the germs of the infection. When the
disease first showed itself it was rather neglected
and looked upon merely as a variety of typhus fever,
and it was not until the mortality began to assume
alarming dimensions that the local authorities be-
gan to feel it to he their duty to do something to-
ward arresting its further progress. Accordingly


a strict quarantine was enforced, but the inhabit-
ants of Astrachan, seized with a panic, had began
,to fly in different directions, scattering on their way
germs of the disease, which advanced to the north
over the provinces of Samara and Saratoff, and
reached Zaritzyn. This last-named place ought
especially to have been protected, being a very im-
portant trading town on the Volga, connected by
rail with almost the whole of Russia, and through
it with the rest of Europe. Having once passed
that place, the plague went on spreading till it
reached Nijnunovgorod, which is but a few hours
distant from Moscow, the centre of Russia."
It was expected that woollens, leather and other
Russian products likely to carry infection will be
prohibited in Austria.
THE WAR IN SOUTH AFRICA.
LONDON, January 25.
A special dispatch to this afternoon's Standard
irom Natal, under date of January 3, by way of
Madeira, says: Citywayo, the Zulu King, refuses
all the British demands. He has assembled 8,000
men on the border. General Chelmsford and staff
will leave Cape Town to-day for the front. The
British troops will advance during the present
week. All the necessary preparations are complet-
ed. British reinforcements have arrived.
A BURNING SHIP AND SUSPECTED PI-
RACY.
LoNDoiq, January 23.-The captain of a ship re-
cently arrived at Queenstown (Captain Adams of
the ship Ralston) writes to Lloyd's that he saw,
fifty miles west of Fastnet, on the 16th instant, a
steamer alongside of a burning wreck. The steam-
er ordered him to keep on his course and say no-
thing about the affair, under the penalty of having
his vessel also burned. The steamer had not the
appearance of being a merchantman or man-of-war.
She had one hundred and fifty or two hundred
men on board, apparently English.
[The British Government, immediately on receipt
of this information, despatched the gunboat Gos.


hawk. The G. had overhauled many vessels but
could find no pirate, It is believed to be a hoax.]
VIENNA, January 27.-The lower house of the
Reichsrath has approved the treaty of Berlin by a
vote of 154 to 112.
MADRID, Jan. 23.-The Spanish Vice Consul at
Porto Plata, San Domingo, has been dismissed for
sanctioning the arrest of two insurgent generals who
had taken refuge on board a Spanish steamer and
Were afterwards shot.
The Spanish Government has ordered a man-of-
war to be sent to Porto Plata to demand reparation
for the insult offered to the Spanish flag by the
authorities of San Domingo.
Reuter's Constantinople dispatch says France has
advised the Porte to cede Janina to Greece.
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jan. 26.-The evacuation of
Spuz, in fulfillment of Turkey's engagements to
Montenegro, is proceeding quietly.
LONDON, Jan. 27.-A dispatch to the Standard
from Philippopolis states that the Austrian, Eng-
lish, French, and Turkish members of the Eastern
Roumelian Commission have adopted a motion
calling the attention of their Cabinets to the ob-
stacles raised by Russia to the financial adminis-
tration of the Province.
The Post's Berlin correspondent telegraphs that
it is announced in diplomatic circles that England
intends to purchase Cyprus to avoid complications
arising from the nominal continuance of the sove-
reignty of the Sultan. A million pounds sterling
have been offered, which the Sultan will probably
accept.

LETTER FROM THE QUEEN.
The following letter from the Qneen was received
by the Right Honorable the Secretary of State for
the Home Department, and published in a supple.
ment to the London Gazette:
OSBORNE, Dec. 26.-The Queen is anxious to
take the earliest opportunity of expressing publicly
her heartfelt thanks for the universal and most
touching sympathy shown to her by all classes of
her loyal and faithful subjects on the present occa-
sion, when it has pleased GOD to call away from
this world her dearly beloved daughter, the Prin-
cess Alice, Grand Duchess of Hesse.
Overwhelmed with grief at the loss of a dear child,
who was a bright example of loving tenderness,
courageous devotion, and self-sacrifice to duty, it
is most soothing to the Queen's feelings to see how
entirely her grief is shared by her people. The
Queen's deeply afflicted son-in-law, the Grand
Duke of Hesse, is also anxious to make known his
sincere gratitude for the kind feelings expressed
towards himself and his dear children in their ter-
rible bereavement, and his gratification at the ap-
preciation shown by the people of England of the
noble and endearing qualities of her whom all now
mourn.
Seventeen years ago, at this very time, when a
similar bereavement crushed the Queen's happiness
and this beloved and lamented daughter was her
great comfort and support, the nation evinced the
same touching sympathy as well as when, in De-
cember, 1871, the Prince of Wales was at the point
of death.
Such an exhibition of true and tender feeling will
ever remain engraven on the Queen's heart, and is
the more to be valued at this moment of great dis-
tress in the country, which no one more deeply I
deplores than the Queen herself. !

MARRIAGE OF LORD CARNARVON.
The marriage of the Right Hon. Henry Howard
Herbert, fourth Earl of Carnarvon, to Elizabeth
Catherine Howard, elder daughter of the late Mr.
Henry Howard, of Greystoke Castle, Cumberland,
was celebrated on Thursday, 26th December, at
Greystoke Church, in presence of a large company
of visitors. The marriage service was read by the
Rev. Norman Ogilvy, rectory of Hambury, Wor-
cestershire, assisted by the Rev. E. A. Askew, rec-
tor of Greystoke, the bride being given away by
her brother, Mr. Henry C. Howard. The bride
and bridegroom left at noon for Lord Carnarvon's
London residence, whence they will proceed to his
Lordship's seat, at Pixton Park, Somersetshire.

THE PRICE OF COAL DECLINING.-One hundred
thousand tons of Scranten coal were sold at auction
yesterday by John H. Draper, in the salesrooms
No. 26 Exchange place, for the Delaware, Lacka-
wanna and Western Railroad Company. The at-
tendance was large, but the bidding was not spir-
ited, and the coal was distributed among a great
many buyers. At the December sale, it will be re-
membered, there was an average decline of 70 cents
per ton, and yesterday this was still further increas-
ed 20j cents per ton, making the average decline
since the sale in last November 90} cents per ton.-
New York Herald, Jan. 80.

BIRTH, in Sandy's Parish on the 2nd instant, the
WIFE Of JOHN FOWLE, Esq., of a DAUGHTER.


Notice.

TENDERS will be received at the Office of
J. S. DARRELL, Esqr., until

Wednesday Evening next
FOR
Building a TIMainmast
For the Bark MIDAS," 70 feet 7 inches long
by 36 inches diameter.
All Materials furnished by me.
Security for the satisfactory completion of
the job within fifteen working days to be given.
Not bound to accept the lowest Tender un-
less otherwise approved.
H. MoKENZIE,
.aster.
St. Georges, Feby. 3, 1879.

Notice.
A SPECIAL MEETING of the YouNG
MEN'S FRIENDLY INSTITUTION, will take
place, at the Lane School Room, on Tuesday
Evening, 11th instant, at 71 o'clock.
All of the Members arc requested to attend
as business of importance is to be laid before
them.
By Order,
J.MIRUS C. S WA,
Actig Secretary.
Pembroke, Feby. 4, 1879.

Notice.

The Undersigned will
Kent or Lease his House
and Land
In Sand3s Parish.
WILLIAM OLIVE.
Sandy's Parish, Feb. 4, 1879.-3


21 1 Itt6,40 NVew York .fail Steamei

On Thursday next, The Steam Ship
The 6th inst., Can
At 1 o'clock P.M., 7I1 -A


Under the Big Shcd,

50 NEEW YORK RAMS
10 Drums New CODFISH
25 Bls. Table POTATOES
10 Boxes CONFECTIONERY:
10 Kegs Family BUTTER
15 Tubs Do. DO.
5 Bls. Halifax MACKEREL
25 Bags OATS, 5 Bushels each
60 Boxes Colored Note PAPER
ENVELOPES MUCILAGE
Copy BOOKS PENHOLDERS
Pass BOOKS Blotting PAPER
Patent Show CANISTERS for Cakes and Bis-
1 cuts
ALSO,
THE FOLLOWING SUPERIOR ARTICLES OF

HOUSEHOLD FU NITURE,
1 pOLISHED Walnut Loo TABLE
8 Mahogany CHAIRS, in Morocco
6 Cane-seat CHAIRS
6 White Cane-seat CHAIRS
1 Japanned Maple WASHSTAND
1 Do. Do. Dressing TABLE
1 SEWING AJV'CIIIAE

AND,
1 Very Superior

Bay HORSE
Lately imported from New York.

-.1 Milch COW,
In Calf, in good condition.
&c., &c., &c.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Auctioneers.
Hamilton, February 3, 1879.

Sale of Valuable



We have been instructed to Sell,

BY PUBLIC AUCTION,
ON THE PREMISES,


7th February Proximo, at 12 noon,
ALL THAT CERTAIN

Parcel of Land
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

0 TWO 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 im being sold by the Ad-
ministratrix of his Estate under an Order of
the Court of Chancery for the payment of
debts.
Further particulars may be obtained of MR.
REGINALD GRAY, Hamilton.
B. W. WALKER & CO..


28th January, 1879.-2 3p

Notil


Auctioneers.


rI'HE UNDERSIGNE) having returned from
New York most respectfully informs the
Public in general of Bermuda, that he has re-.
opened his
Photograph Gallery,
Corner Church and Burnaby sts., Hamilton,
And is prepared to execute in all its branches
and in first class style; Porcelain Work, Photo-
graph and Ferrotype Views. Old Pictures copied
and enlarged and finished if required in Indian
Ink.
JOHN ROGAN, JR.
t;amilton, Feby. 4, 1871.*

For Sale.


S


THE YACHT

" EMERALD,"
(7-71 Tons),


In good condition, with Spars, Sails and Ropes
complete and new.
Apply to CAPT. EMERSON, 1-19th Regt.,


Prospect,
February


4th, 1879.-1 pd


For Sale,
A HANDSOME


Kind and Gentle in harness and under Saddle,
A Fine Horse, a good fencer, and suitable for a
Lady. Sold for no fault the owner having no
use for him.
Further particulars please apply at the Royal
Gazette" Office.
Pembroke, Feby. 4, 1879.


Captain LIDDICOAT',
Will leave for New York
At 1 P. M.,


6th February, 1879,
To leave thence for return on
Thursday, the 3th instant.
MAILS to close at the Post Office, Hamilton,
at 10 a.m., 6th February.
Freight will be received until 6 p.m., Wed-
nesday, 5th February.
Specie and Parcels can be shipped until 6
p.m., Wednesday, 5th February.
TROTT COX,


Hamilton, Bermuda, 4th Feby., 1879.


Agents.


S5 REWARD!
5 STERLING is offered for information
which will lead to the Conviction of a
Light Coloured Man who called on the Under-
signed on the afternoon of the 25th instant,
gave his name as JOHN MANUEL, asked for
a barrel of Flour ex Canima," for MR. JU-
LIAN WILKINSON, and on being told that
there was none for MR. WILKINSON, but that
there was one for CAPTAIN HOLLIS, said,
" that is the one," and took it away. It ap-
pears that no such person was authorised to
call and the above Reward is offered to obtain
evidence to Convict the Imposter. The barrel
was marked HII. H. and the brand was "Pine
Creek."
TROTT & COX,
Agents of Canima.'
Hamilton, 31st January, 1879.-2 3p
Colonist twice 3rdpage.


JNow is the Time to Sow




JUST RECIrFED,
A FRESH SUPPLY OF


MUSK M ELON, Water Melon and Cucum-
ber SEED.S
Vegetable Marrow SQUASH
PUMPKIN PEAS BEANS.

ALSO,
S3POLIO, for Cleaning JIletals
EXTRACT GINGER.
C. H: ROBIASOJN.
45 Front Street, Hamilton,
4th February, 1879.


For Sale


A few Barrels of superior


For Poultry.
By
JOHN H. T. JACKSON,
Opposite Post Office.
Hamilton, Feby. 3rd, 1879.-1 pd

For Sale,
TH AT WE LL KNOWN MARE


Very quiet in Harness or under Saddle.
ALSO,
A TRAP, '
By DeWolfe, Halifax, nearly new, with a pole,
and a Set "of Single English Silver Mounted!
HARNESS, in good order.

A Milch Cow,
IA CJILF.
To be Sold a Bargain as the Owner is about!
shortly to leave the Island.
Apply to DR. H1ARE, Prospect.
3rd February, 1879.

For DEMERARA,
TO RETUR/V DIRECT.

THLE SCHOONER

Traveller
(Previously adverised to sail hence on or about
the 20th January,)
Is now momently expected Jrom
Jacksonville,
Having been unavoidably detained at that Port.
The TRAVELLER will have quick dispatch
hence for Demerara.
For Freight or Passage apply to
S. S. IJV GH JIM.
Hamilton, Feby. 4, 1879.-1

For Rent,
THAT COMMLODIOUS

DwellingHouse
With COACH HOUSE and STABLES, and
Large Gacden attached, in Reid Street, at pres-
ent occupied by T. H. PITT, Esqr.
Possession given about the middle of April.
Apply to
A. C. WOOD.
Hamilton, Jany. 21, 1879.-4 3p


0


Notice to


Boatmen.


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

THURSDAY,
The 27th day of March next,
At Noon,
From Persons willing to Contrast
for the supply of

SUITABLE BOATS
For the use of the Health Officer at Hamilton
for three years, to commence from the
FIRST DAJY OF PRfL Next.
FORMS OF TENDER may be seen on applica,
tion at my Office.


RKeceiver General's Office,
January 25th, 1879.


JAMES TUCKER,
Receiver General,


J 3p


OFFICE OF
It. A. YOUNG & CO.,


COmnssAiL O
Commission


i merchants,


FOR THE SALE OF
FURNITURE, CARPETS, FANCY GOODS,
WORKS OF ART, REAL ESTATE, &Sc.
Sales Room and Art Gallery,
85 NASSAU STREET, near Corner Fulton
Street, New York.
Advances made on Consignments.
Quick Sales and Prompt Returns.
Purchases made at Ma~ufacturers' Prices and
wholesale rates, and shipped to any part.
Our facilities for making purchases are un-
surpassed, trying direct from Manufacturers and
first hand-. Quotations and Estimates given on
application,
Personal attention given to the Sale of BER-
MUDA PRODUCE. Discounts allowed when
obtained on all Purchases and Shipments.
R. A. YOUNG,
D. KAUFMAN.


February 3, 1879.

For


Sale,


A SQUARE TOP
C'*14 IU IJ G E,
To Seat Four Persons,
Strongly built, suitable for a Let Stable. New-.
ly painted and believed to be in good order.
Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Feby. 4, 1879.

Unclaimed Letters.
Mrs Thos Adams, Frank Butterfield, Benjamin J
R. Burch, Jane Bean, Silvira da [osa Bittencurte,
Joao de Bittencourr, Lidia Ann Bean, Thos Butter-
field, Margaret Bean, John Bean, Miss K Clark,
Joao Cabral, Antonio Cabral, Wm Casbolt, D
Casey, Wilson Cameron, Rozo Corbusier, Mrs C
Crook, Roza da Costa, John T Dill, General A V
Dayton,' FraserDeshield, John B Fox, Mrs Furber,.
J Friswell, Mrs L Fowler, Joza Forreiro, R L do
Mory Gray, Souza Gonsalves, Roderick P Hughes,
M C Hallett, Nathaniel Hayward, John D Hughes,
Harrington Joynes, Rev J C L Jones, Jerome
Joaquim, Theodore Landy, Alice Lottimore, Thos
Linch, Mrs J -E Lawrence, Faurina Joseph Luie,
Mrs Jane-Lightbourn, Marianno Joze Murriz, Anto-
ne J Marchell, A G Montagu, Joze de Medeiros,
Letitia Manders, J Millett, A M Oudney, Wm N
Pitt, J M Place, T J Place, Joze de A Zevedo Pereiro,
Joze do Males Pereira, Luis do Mattos Pereira,
Mrs John Petly, J H Robinson, Peter B Smith,
John Stowe, Antonio Souza Sequina, Wm G Seon,
Mrs Edi h Stowe, Albena E Smith, Richard James
Spencer, Richd A Stovel, Englesbe Stovel, A W 0
Steele, Geo Spencer, Janet Stowell, Joao de Aze.,
vedo Tercheira, Sarah Talbot, Andrew Thomas, Goo
Trott Jr, Mrs Wmn A Walton, Elizabeth Washing.
ton, Susan Wilson, Chas Henry Wilkinson, Geo
W Young (Hamilton).
Post Office, Hamilton, Feby. 3, 1879.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, United States Do,..
minion of Canada, and Newfoundland per Steamer
"Canima," close at the Post Office, Hamilton, on
THURSDAY NEXT, at Ten A.M. Correspond.
ence only that may, be received after that hour in
the Inland Mails will be ad.nitted to these Mails.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE, POST OF-
FICE ST. GEORGE'S, 1st Feby., 1879.
Ludwig Anderson, Miss A A!buoy, W H Albuoy,
Rev E A Anderson, Henry Burchall, Gilbert Burch-
all, Gus Brown (2), Miss F Bean, F D Bean, Mrs F
G Burchall, Mrs 8 Campbell, Mrs Crawford, Ma.
thew Churm, J DaCosta, F DaSilva, L J Fawks,
Rebecca Fox, W Francis (3), J A Frith, George
Gend, Mrs M E Gould, C Gerim, Fernando Hellos,
Miss M Hunt, Wm Hammond, Grenville Hothom,
C T Henah, W H Healey, A W Haas, Mrs Johnson,
MajKing RA, Miss Liggin, E Lamb, Thos Minors,
C Minors, John S Minors, Mrs Mansfield, J McFar-
lan, Miss Lillian Outerbridge, R Phayre, Wash-
ington Ray, Mrs C Robinson, F 8 Rdodes, surgeon
Major Riordan, M A Stewart, Mrs N Stewart, John
T Smith, Mrs Susan Smith, Robert Strahan, J
Smith, W J Steed, Chas H Simmons, W H Sim-
mons, A C SmnitJ, J C Sawyer, James Tyne, Snml
Thomas, William Tucker, Frederick T'ode, Jas W.
Wood, Richard Walsh, John White, James Waldron
*M rs E Williams,


I


TO B ; SOL-7,
\ Y A U T' T 2 ON ,
AT
I Ordnance Island, St. Georges,


The 7th instant.
By Order\ of the Commissary General of Ord-
nance,
A large number of Condemned

Great Coats and Capes.
The Sale to commence at 12 o'clock Noon,
precisely.
J, I. LILLEY,
Commissary General of Ordnance.
February 4th, 1879.-1
Colonist please copy once.









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Itr is quite common, and some may think it fashion-
able to cry out against circumstantial evidence : while
the fact is-and a fact not to be disputed-that no
evidence is more reliable. Circumstances do not lic;
they are trustworthy as far as they go, and the only
thing required to render their evidence indisputable is,
that no link in the chain shall be lacking. To be sure
there is liability to error, but it is not through danger
that the circumstances may prove treacherous, but as a
witness may be mistaken in his direct evidence or testi-
mony. Absolutely and truly, direct testimony-the
recounting of what a man has himself seen or heard-
is always to be accepted with caution ; and it not un-
frequently happens that such testimony given in the
utmost good faith, proves false and treacherous.
Let -ne tell you a story to illustrate what I mean.
It transpired about twenty years ago, on the shores of
the Hudson.
A young lady-I forget the names, but we will sup-
ply fictitiously-Mary Adams was missed from her
home. Her disappearance caused intense excitement
and that excitement ran wild when it was at length
announced that she had been murdered. Her body
had been found on the shore of a tributary of the
Hudson River, with bruises upon her head, which gave
evidence that her death had been a violent one.
Such bruises might have been gained by falling upon
the rocks above the spot where the remains were
found, but there were other circumstances that pointed
in another and more ghastly direction.
A young man named William Claypole was arrested
under accusation of the murder of Mary Adams. A
preliminary examination before a justice afforded suf-
ficient evidence to bind him over to appear before a
jury.. Claypole had waited upon Miss Adams for a
year or more, and during the two or three months last
past their intercourse had not been of the happiest
ind. She was proved to have been gay and laughter-
loving, with a light, volatile disposition, a heart warm
and impulsive, and impatient of restraint. Claypole,
it appeared, had been exceedingly jealous and exact-
ing, prone to fault-finding and ready to make his
affianced miserable and fearful if she desired to look
smilingly upon another man.
It was proved by several witnesses that Claypole had
threatened Miss Adams with terrible vengeance if he
ever caught her doing certain trifling things again;
and a man of the town-a man respectable and reli-
able-had seen the twain together in a discussion on
the very night of the disappearance. He had been on
his way home on foot, and walked leisurely along by
the river's bank not a hundred yards from where the
dead had been found. He had heard Claypole use
language of terrible significance, and one sentence,
spoken loudly and distinctly, he could repeat word for
word, and swear to it. It was a bright, moonlight
evening, and he had gained but a short distance from
the angry pair, when he saw the man grasp the girl
by the arm and fiercely exclaim-
I'd rather kill you, and throw your body into this
cold flood, than live under such torment as you have
made me suffer for the last two weeks. Beware! I
tell you, woman, I am desperate."
To this the man swore most positively. He retnem-
bered the circumstances and the exact date and
that was the evening on which Mary had left her home
not to return,
William Claypole was committed for! trial, gand in
due time he was brought before the jury. If any-
thing, the evidence before the jury was more conclu-
sive than had been the preliminary evidence. There
was more of it, and it all pointed directly to the ac-
cused. In fact if Mary Adams had been killed, it was
an absolute impossibility that any one else could have
done it. That she could have killed herself was a
proposition not to be entertained.
William Claypole told his story. Most of the evi-
dence he had heard he acknowledged true. He had
been exceedingly jealous and he had threatened the
.girl, and though he could not clearly remember all
that he might have said under the influence of strong
passion, yet he would not deny that the man who had
reported his last terrible speech upon the river's
bank, had reported it correctly. He said he had been
there with Mary on that evening, and he remembered
that he saw the witness on the road. After seeing
witness he spoke the angry impulsive words to Mary.
He could not recall all that he said. He could only
swear to the simple fact that very shortly after using
the language just presented, he had become startled
by his own fierce passions, and had sent the girl from
-him-had bade her go to her home, telling her that he
hoped never to see her agrin. With that she had left
him and he knew no more.
Claypole story bore the stamp of truth in every-
thing save the bearing upon it of the facts already
stated. Everybody was sorry. Nobody believed that
William Claypole ever nourished murder in his heart.
It had been the creature of dreadful impulse. Yet the
evidence was all against him and he was found guilty
of murder.
One bright, pleasant day, while William Claypole
lay crushed and broken in his dark cell, and while the
people shook their heads in sorrow that one so young
and promising should meet so terrible a fate-on such
a day Mary Adams appeared before the goaler and
demanded to see the prisoner who was accused of mur-
der The goaler came nigh to tainting with supersti-
tous terror; but, by and by, the applicant succeeded
in convincing him that she was a thing of flesh and
blood, like other women, and he admitted her to the
prison. We need not describe the scene that followed
the meeting of the lovers. In every respect it-was
sacred.
In due time the custodians of judicial power and
authority came to the prison where they listened to a.
new revelation. M ry Adams was not dead at all
The story of which her lover had told was true. On
that night of the quarrel, 'fearing that he might do
some rash thing, and really desirous, for the time, of


getting out of his way and beyond his knoivledge, she
returned secretly to her house, where she made up a
small bundle of necessary clothing, and then, unknown
to any one, she crept away, and before morning she
was beyond the possibility of reach or of recognition.
Having found a new home in a far-away mountainous
region, she had not seen any newspaper until she had
been several weeks in her new home. She read the
account of her own death, and the arrest of her ohl
lover for her murder, with astonishment, and now she
had come to set matters right.
As !ortune would have it, on the very day of Miss
Alam's return, an officer from an insane asylum ap-
peared in search of an escaped patient, whom, after
weeks of labor, he had succeeded in tracing in that
diredion. He saw the garments which had been taken
from the body of the dead woman, and recognized
them at once as having belonged to his patient. The
initials M. A." which had been supposed to stand
for Mary Adams, were really meant to represent
Mortonborough Asylum." The officer saw Miss
Adams, and declared that if he had met her on the
highway, or in a crowded public conveyance, he should
certainly have arrested her. Her resemblance to the
patient he had sought was wonderful.
And so the truth was known at last. By a fortun-
ate revolution of the wheel light came to Mary Adams,
and h r reappearance upon the scene came with sav-
ing power to Win. Claypole. The lovers went away
from the prison together, and certainly we have just
grour.d for the belief that the ordeal through which
they had passed had been sufficient, in its terrible ex.
perience, to lead and sustain them in the only safe
and peaceful way of life-the way of trustful love and
wise forbearance.
Behold from this," cries one, "the danger of re-
lying upon circumstantial evidence."
But we beg that one's pardon. The circumstances
did not lie; it was the direct testimony that proved
Sale, as is very often apt to be the case.

The credit that is got by a lie lasts only till the
trUth cornea ouit, "


SHIPPING TRADE, 1878.
The London Shipping and Mercantile Gazette
gives the following summary of the shipping trade
of 1878:-
The year 1878, so far as regards the Shipping
Trade, may not have been a period of prosperity to
all owners of vessels; but, despite wars, famines,
strikes, and commercial discredit and depression,
all the leading companies have paid moderate divi-
dends ; and from the Parliamentary return for No-
vember, added to the ten previous months, we find
that the clearances of ships outwards with cargoes
were as follows :-
COASTING TRADE-ELEVEN MONTHS.
1878. 1877.
Tons. Tons.
British 20,595,585 20,270,832
Foreign 75,405 96,111
Total 20,670,990 20,366,913
FOREIGN TRADE.
Cleared 20,037,688 19,609,144
Total 40,708,678 39,976,087
When the tables are compiled for December we
shall probably have to report that the tonnage in-
wards and outwards increased by about two mil-
lions of tons in 1878 as compared with 1877.
The relative work performed by steam and sailing
ships in 1877, 1876, may be gathered from the fol-
lowing comparison of the number and tonnage of
vessels cleared with cargo and in ballast at ports in
the United Kingdom to foreign countries and Bri-
tish possessions, and coastwise:-
1877. 1876.
Vessels. Tons. Vessels. Tons.
Sailing 190,212 23,617,597 196,977 24,003,723
Steam 113,011 34,247,276 108,769 32,458,062
Totals 303,223 57,894,853 305,746 56,461,785
We are not in a position at present to give the
number and tonnage for 1878, but so far as the re-
turns go the increase was equal to the gain in
tonnage on the preceding year. It has been stated
that the number of steam vessels constructed or
added to the Register in 1878 is out of proportion
to the freights offering, and that the market is get-
ting overstocked with such ships.

THE EUPHRATES VALLEY RAILWAY.
PESTH, Dec. 16.-The Neue Wiener Tagblatt states
that it has received intelligence from Constantino-
ple that the British Ambassador there has submit-
ted to the Porte a project for the construction of the
Euphrates Valley Railway, consisting of 26 articles
the chief of which are (1) the Porte neither having
the necessary capital for the enterprise, nor in its
present financial state being able to guarantee the
payment of interest on, the amount required for that
work, makes over to England the right of under-
taking the task ; (2) the British Government un-
dertakes to provide the funds. As an equivalent,
the Porte will (1) cede 10,000 square metres of land
for every kilometre of the line which is to extend
from Ismid, through Alexandretta, to the Persian
Gulf; (2) the Porte will give England the right tot
establish a colony of 100,000 Europeans on land
given gratuitously by the Turkish Government for
this purpose; (3) as a guarantee for the sums ex-
pended, Turkey will cede to England, for a period
to be more precisely fixed hereafter, the revenues of
the pachaliks of Bassora, Damascus and Bagdad.
The Correspondenz adds that the guarantee by
England of the loan of 25,000,000 being made de-
pendent on the acceptance of the project, and the
Turkish Government urgently needing the money
I the Porte will scarcely be in a position to refuse
the proposals.

IOWA'S GREAT WONDER.
The greatest wonder in the State of Iowa, and per-
haps any other State, is what is called the "Wall-
ed Lake," in Wright county. twelve miles north of
the Dubuque and Pacific Railway, and 150 miles
west of Dubuque City. The lake is from two to three
feet higher than the earth's surface. In some
places the wall is ten feet high, fifteen feet wide at
the bottom and five wide on top. Another fact is
the size of the-stones used in construction, the
whole of them varying in weight from three tons
down to a hundred pounds. There is an abund-
ance of stones in Wright county, but surrounding
the lake to the extent of five or ten miles there are
none. No one can form an idea as to the means
employed to bring them to the spot or who con-
structed it. Around the entire lake is a belt of
woodland half a mile in length, composed of oak.
With this exception the country is a rolling prairie.
The trees must have been planted there at the
time of the building of the wall. In the spring of
the year 1856 there was a great storm and the ice
on the lake broke the wall in several places, and the
farmers in the vicinity were obliged to repair the
damages to prevent inundation. The lake occu-
pies a grand surface of 2,800 acres; depth of water
as great as twenty-five feet. The water is clear and
cold, soil sandy and loamy. It is singular that no
one has been able to ascertain where the water
comes from nor where it goes, yet it is always clear
and fresh.

CALIFORNIAN DEPUTATION TO LORD
BEACONSFIELD.
GIFT To THE PREMIER.
The deputation from California on Thursday pre-
sented to the Prime Minister the casket subscribed
to by the British residents in that State, in admira-


tion of the foreign policy of the Government, especi-
ally of the part taken by Lord Beaconsfield in con-
nection with the Berlin Treaty. Mr. Maciver, M.P.;
Mr. Puleston, M.P.; Mr. Cotton, M.P.; and Mr. W.
G. Harrison, from California, made eulogistic speech-
es and the youthful son of Mr. Forbes, chairman of
the Californian Presentation Committee, handed the
casket to Lord Beaconsfield. The noble earl, in re-
ply, spoke of the value which it must be at all times
to statesmen to receive recognition from the colonies
and these expressions of congratulation greatly pleas-
ed him on his return from Berlin. Especially, how-
ever, was he pleased at this address from British
residents in so great a country as the United States,
where it was generally supposed their time was so
absorbed that no attention could be given to other
than business matters. They had been pleased in
in the address to allude to the Berlin Treaty. He
believed that treaty would tend to the pacification
of Europe. In that belief it was framed, and he
could safely say, although there might be those who
desired that it should not be carried out, that was
not the feeling of the Signatory Powers, who were
determined to see the treaty executed. The address
also spoke of the acquisition of Cyprus. He re-
marked that by this step the Sultan would be
enabled to carry out the regeneration of the more
important part of his dominions. By-and-bye Cyprus
would have a harbour capable of accommodating the
whole of the Mediterranean fleet. It would then be
a station not second to Malta.

VERY GENTLE.-" Is your horse perfectly gentle,
Mr. Dabster ?"-" Perfectly gentle, sir. The only
fault he has got, if that be a fault, is a playful ha-
bit of extending his hinder hoofs now and then."-
"By extending his hinder hoofs you don't mean
kicking, 1 hope ?"-" Some people call it kicking,
Mr. Green. But it's only a slight reaction of the
muscles-a display rather than a vice."-" Well, I
don't think I'll buy him,"
He who accustoms himself to buy superfluities
may, before long, be obliged to sell bis necessaries,


SHERE ALP'S MISTAKE---RUSSIAN DECEP-
TION AND INTRIGUE.
LONDON, Deer. 26.-The flight of Shere All, and
the fact that our troops have wpll-nigh occupied the
points marked out as the limits of thir winter
campaign, appear to indicate that the war is practi-
cally at an end. The Ameer who was simple
enough to put faith in Muscovite promises, has
found himself cruelly deceived. So at the end of
little more than a month, we are virtually in pos-
session of his country. He provoked the war under
a delusion. He was led to believe that be would
not have to encounter England single-handed.
Whatever promises may have been made by the
agents of General Kauffman, Shere Ali was cer-
tainly persuaded that he could count on Russian
support. The cruelty of the deception that had
been practised on him must at once have become
apparent, and he immediately appears to have lost
all heart. In the depth of his despair, he sought
help from Persia, but that help was refused. The
news of the Ameer's flight followed almost immedi-
I ately on the receipt of the intelligence that the
Muscovite Mission at Cabul was really to be recall-
ed. The negotiations with respect to this Mission
will supply a curious chapter in the history of recent
diplomacy. The Indian Government knew of its
reception about the beginning of August, but thea
authorities at St. Petersburg professed complete
ignorance of the matter. When at last forced to
acknowledge that a mission had been despatched,
the Russian Chancellor declared that it was simply
"out of courtesy and of a provisional character."
The visit of courtesy, however, meant this: Gene-
ral Spolieteff was instructed to press for an alliance
which would give Russia the right of making roads,
establishing a telegraph line, and, should occasion
arise, moving troops into Afghanistan-lHerat,
Balkh and Candabar being named among other
places as future cantonments-an alliance which,
in point of fact, would make Russia master of the
country. "In the event of its not being accepted, a
threat was held out of support to Abdul Rahman."
To sum up the Russian mission to Cabul was first
disavr-'ved, then stated to be merely a compliment-
ary affair, and was finally declared to have been
withdrawn out of respect to the remonstrances of
this country. The mission, however, still remained
at Cabul. Prince Gortschakoff was assuring Lord
A. Loftus that the "Imperial Government would
maintain its arrangement with England, in regard
to Afghanistan, at a time when Russian agent
were threatening Shere Ali with a rival if he did
not defy us, and thus bring on war. As matters
stand, most people here regard the war as virtually
over, for practically we hold, or can hold, our re-
quired scientific frontier.

Edward Matthew Ward, the English historical


painter and member of the Royal Academy, died
on the 10th instant, caused by the rupture of a
blood-vessel.

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