BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 6-Vol. LZI.
STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUES.
24s. per Ann
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Tuesday, 4th February, 1879.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Preenct-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
49 Wm. H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
G. S. Tucker.
The House resumed in Committee the considera-
tion of the Bill entitled An Act for the Regula-
tion of the Post Office."
The Hon. Wm. H. Gosling in the Chair.
The Hon. J. Tucker proposed the following
amendments-which were agreed to,-viz :-
Clause VII, line 11, after the word necessary,"
add "provided that if a clerk shall be provided for
the Post Master General or Colonial Post Master,
the Clerk shall always be present in the office be-
tween the hours of one and two o'clock in the after-
noon during the absence of the Post Master Gene-
ral or Colonial Post Master."
17th line, strike out the word sorting or."
19th line, strike out the word two" and insert
rthe word "six."
": 20th line, strike out the words "three o'clock
in the afternoon," and insert "seven o'clock in the
Strike out the last four lines of the Clause.
The Honble, the President proposed the following
amendments, which were agreed to, viz.:-
Clause XIII, 2nd line, strike out the words
"within an hour of" and insert instead thereof,
"half an hour before."
"t ius)IV, 3rd line, after the word Mails" in-
sert "intended to be transmitted by way of New
The following amendments were also agreed to,
Clause XV, 11th line, insert before the words
"a similar.,gratuity," the words "every shipm aster
shall be entitled to receive."
Clause XVI, 5thline, strike out all after the
Clause XVII, 3rd line, after the word "law,"
insert the words "or by the Regulations."
6th line, after the word "law," insert the words
"or by the Regulations."
Clauses XVIII and XIX were agreed to.
On motion the Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill with the said
amendments and obtained leave to sit again.
Adjourned to Thursday next, 6th instant, at 12
RAINFALL, JANUARY, 1879.
A SPECIAL MEETING of the YovNo
a 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 are requested to attend
as business of importance is to be laid before
JMIRUS C. SWAJV,
Pembroke, Feby. 4, 1879.
The Undersigned will
Rent or Lease his House
In Sandys Parish.
Sandy's Parish, Feb. 4, 1879.-3
"PERFECT" HAPPINESS.-No person has ever
lived who at all times had everything he desired ;
.but it is generally said that the nearer a person is
supplied with all he desires, the happier he is.
Perfect happiness, according to this standard, would
therefore be when a person has everything his heart
desires. And to attain to this perfection it would,
of course, be the same whether he should contract
his wants within the supply, or expand the supply
to cover all the wants. But, unfortunately, the
wants of man generally increase with the supply,
always keeping far in advance of it. Hence happi-
ness is, like Will-o'-the-wisp," always ahead of
R. P. Atkins & Co.,
Purveyors to 11. M. Army and
OFFER FOR S3
AT LOW I'RICES,)
Indian PALE ALE,
Specially Brewed for the Climate,
Bass & Co's. ALE,
Barclay & Co's. STOUT.
Bass & Guinness in Bottle
WINES and SPIRITS.
Front St., Hamilton, Jany. 28, 1879.-lm
Total 4-64 Ins.
Rainfall, January, 1878....................... 4-79 Ins.
Average Rainfall of 10 years 1870-1879 881 1ns.
THE UNDERSIGNED having returned from
New York most respectfully informs the
Public in general of Bermuda, that he has re-
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
Hamilton, Feby. 4, 1879.*
R. A. YOUNG & CO.,
0ENERA&L ATOTION AND
FOR THE SALE OF
FURNITURE, CARPETS, FANCY GOODS,
WORKS OF ART, REAL ESTATE, &c.
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 Manufacturers' Prices and
wholesale rates, and shipped to any part.
Our facilities for making purchases are un-
surpassed, buying direct from Manufacturers and
first hands. Quotations and Estimates given on
Personal attention given to the Sale of BER-
MUDA PRODUCE. Discounts allowed when
obtained on all Purchases and Shipments.
R. A. YOUNG,
February 3, 1879.
A SQUARE TOP
Cd oI It Fr. 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.
ALL IN BLACK.-A gray hair was espied among
the raven locks of a charming young lady.-" Oh,
pray pull it out!" she exclaimed.-" If I pull it
out, ten more will come to the funeral," replied the
one who made the unwelcome discovery.-" Pluck
it out, nevertheless," said the dark-haired damsel;
" it's no consequence how many come to the funeral,
provided they all come in black. "
Kind and Gentle in harness andj 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
Pembroke, Feby. 4, 1879.
THAT WELL KNOWN MARE
Very quiet in Harness or under Saddle.
By DeWolfe, Halifax, nearly new, with a pole,
and a Set "of Single English Silver Mounted
HARNESS, in good order.
A Milch Cow,
SiL IJ CGdLF.
To be Sold a Bargain as the Owner is about
shortly to leave the Island.
Apply to DR. HARE, Prospect.
3rd February, 1879.
THE MAIN CHANCE.-Wistful Materfamilias
(reading evening paper): "So here's another of
those Allington girls married How well those
girls go off, to be sure!""-Paterfamilias: "Ab,
awfully good-looking girls, those Allingtons."-
Materfamilias (severely): "It's not the good looks.
It's because they're so well brought up."-Chorus
of Daughters: "Oh, do bring us up well, mamma
VA L EN TINES.H
VAL~LEN TINES!!! "
A great variety have been received
and are now
At the Royal Gazette" Stationery Store,
Liberal Discount to the Trade.
Hamilton, January 28th, 1879.
THE CHAMPION ABSENT MIND.-The most absent-
minded man was not the man who hunted for his
pipe when he had it between his teeth, nor the one
who threw his hat out of the window and tried to
hang his cigar on a peg; no! but the man who put
his umbrella to bed and went and stood behind the
Momently expected a large Supply
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 1.
Call at once and engage the quantity you re-
St. George, Bermuda, Oct. 28, 1878.
Potatoes! Potatoes! Potatoes!
On Hand and to arrive, a Prime
Potatoes for Seed,
The above for sale Cheap to Cash customers
St. George's, Bermuda,
Oct. 2bth, 1878.
Hard Stone Time.
WOOD BURNT LIME.
3500 Bushels Hard Stone Wood
For Sale by H. C. OUTERBRIDGE, Cause-
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.
IOST, 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.
MANY a true heart that, like a dove to the ark,
would have come back after its first transgression,
has been frightened beyond recall by the angry look
and menace of an unforgiving spirit.
THE saddest words of tongue or pen: "I'm going
to pay, but I can't tell when."
Fair 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.
For Terms, &c., apply to
Mangrove Bay, Somerset.
January 13, 1879.-alt. tf.
Horse, Carriage 4o
rtHE Undersigned having resumed Business
U. at his old Stand, Corner of Church and
Junction Streets, near Hamilton Hotel, takes
this method of thanking his friends and the pub-
lie generally for past favours, and humbly soli-
cits a continuance of same.
THOMAS H. HARVEY.
January 6, 1879.
OF the Undersigned having been broken into
on the night of Friday last, the 3rd inst.,
and a considerable quantity of DIRY GOODS
PROVISIONS, &c., taken therefrom.
A LIBERAL REWARD will be paid for
such information as will lead to the conviction
of the Offender or Offenders.
N. A. COOPER.
Warwick, 6th January, 1879.
Flatts Village Boarding
T'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 Walsinghamr 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 fcound and other waters. He
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very reasonable terms.
JOHN T. PENISTON,
September 3, 1878.
BOLD HUSBAND.-A French paper records a trial
in which a witness testified that he heard two pistol
shots on the staircase and sent his wife to see what
was the matter.-" You did not go upstairs your-
self?" -" No, sir. I was afraid of the revolver."
Per Royal Mail Steamer Alpha,
1 Single PHXiTON,
1 Double CONWORD.
The above will be sold at very reasonable
prices for CASH.
St. George's, Novr. 12, 1878.-tf
I will receive and forward
T HECAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
tern terminus of the Causeway now un-
dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTERATI.
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
Hamilton, 3rd August, 1878.
A LADY would be glad of SEWING WORK
for CHILDR EN in a respectable Family,
and can also do any kind of FANCY WORK
for Children from one month old upwards. Her
terms will be reasonable. Please apply at the
Royal Gazette" Office.
January 25th, 1879.
The Undersigned has just received ex Brigantine
"T. H. A. PITT,"
A CARGO OF
Selected expressly for Bermuda Market and is
of fine quality,
THE'CARGO CONSISTS OF
Early Rose DO.
LUMBER LATHS &c.
From New York,
B L-A. FLOUR MEAL CORN
BRAN BUTTERt CHEESE
LARD FISH SOAP NAILS, &
Parties having engaged their Seed will plea
receive the same from Wharf at once.
T. H PITT.
Hamilton, Dec. 10, 1878.
Messrs. W. H award & Co.
Mr. Nash will be with us later in the Season.
May be found at E. II. JON.s's.
CHARLES A. V. FRITH,
Cor. of Reid and Queen Sts.
Hamilton, 22nd January, 1879.
AIM at perfection in everything, though in most
things it is unattained. However, they who aim
at it and persevere, will come much nearer it than
those who give it up as unattainable.
Hamilton Temperance Hall School
Is desirious of obtaining a
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 Commitlee,
Receiving House, Hamilton Parish.
Crawl, Nov. 26, 1878.
14 Queen Street,
Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.
WHITE & E. B. JONES.
Dealer in PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
GLASS, PUTTY, BRUSHES,
July 15, 1878.-12 m.
St. Nicholas' Hotel
T llS favourably and well-known Hotel hav-
ing increased conveniences for the comfort
of its patrons, offers superior attractions for
transient and permanent guests.
Late firm and successor to S. Hawk & Co.,
November 11, 1878.-3m
T HE above WATCH ES 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 ParisExhibition.
E. T. CHILD.
Front Street, Hamilton, > U.06
Dec. 16, 1878. u.o.o.
Received ex. Canima,"
And on Sale at the Royal Gazette" Stationery
Saunders 1st, 2nd, 3rd 4 4th
Hamilton, Jany. 6, 1879.
A Dwelling with FOUR ACRES
LAND, within 1i miles of Hamilton
and Prospect Camp, now occupied by Commis-
sary 1H. J. WILD, but will be ready for a new
Tenant about the Ist February next.
C. G. GOSLING,
January 14th, 1879.
A Large Two-story
id Dwelling HOUSE
on Reid Street, lately occupied by the Under-
signed. Will be let on acco mmodating terms-
For particulars apply to
THOSE. H. PITT,
West Front Street,
Hamilton, November 25th, 1878,
EXTH: \(T from ,LTiKOIROLOGIC(AL OBSER-
VATION S t-.ken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
S 0 -
Har ilton, February I1, 1879.
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Thursday, 6th February, 1879.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
Win. IH. Gosling,
o" James H. Trimingham,
t" Eugenius Harvey,
9' 4 Joseph. H. Harvey,
', James Tuck'er, Recr. Genl.,
t" G. S. Tucker.
The House resumed in Committee the considera-
tion of the Bill entitled "An Act for the Regula-
tion of the Post Office."
The Hon. Win. H. Gosling in the Chair.
The following amendments were proposed and
agreed to :-
Clause XXIII, 13th line, after the word "dan-
gerous" insert the words noxious or explosive."
At the end of the Clause add the words "and the
Governor and Council shall have power from time
to time to determine what articles are of a danger-
ous, noxious or explosive nature."
Clause XXV, llth line, after the words "this
Act" add "or by the Regulations."
Clause XXVII, 9th line, after the word Post-
age" add except Letters received by Vessels other
than Her Majesty's Ships and Post Office Packets,
which Letters shall be treated as ordinary ship let-
Clause XXVIII, at the end of the Clause, add
"Letters received from abroad which for any rea-
son cannot be delivered shall be returned to the
country of origin after having been retained a rea-
sonable time and advertised among the Unclaimed
Letters by the Post Master General."
Clause XXXVII, 4th line, after the word let-
ters" insert the woids" packets or parcels."
6th line, after the word letter" insert the word
18th line, after the word "letter" insert the word
On motion the Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill with the said
amendments and obtained leave to sit again.
Adjourned to to-morrow, Friday, the 7th instant,
t 11 o'clock.
Friday, 7th February, 1879.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
Wm. H, Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
4 Eugenius Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
c c G. S. Tucker.
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
The House resumed in Committee the considera-
tion of the Bill entitled "An Act for the Regulation
of the Post Office."
The Hon. Win. H. Gosling in the Chair.
The following amendments were proposed and
Clause XLII, 10th line, after the words "Man-
grove Bay".add the words Ireland Island."
Clause XLVII, 2nd and 3rd lines, strike out the
words the Governor and Council and Assembly"
and insert the words either Branch of the Legis-
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill with the said
several amendments-which were adopted by the
House,-and it was ordered that the Bill be re-
turned to the House of Assembly with a Message
requesting their concurrence in the said several a-
mendments-the same to be delivered by the Hon. j
W. H. Gosling, as follows:-
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly;
I am directed by the Legislative Council to return
to your Honorable House the Bill entitled "An
Act for the Regulation of the Post Office," and to
request the concurrence of your Honorable House
in certain amendments which the Council deem ex-
pedient to be made thereto-a copy of which amend-
ments is delivered herewith.
Council Chamber, 7th February, 1879.
The Bill entitled "An Act to provide for the
Post Office Establishment," was read the second
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. J. H. Trimingham in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
i'he Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House adopted the Report.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the
11th instant, at
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Friday, 7th February.-A return was laid before
the House from the Secretary's Office of the election
of Wm. Richard Peniston, Esqr., a member of the
Assembly for the Parish of Smiths in the room of
ETdiwin Peniston, Esqr., deceased.
The Petition from Messrs. S. S. Toddings &
Bro., praying to be relieved from the contract for
printing the Journals of the House of Assembly for
reasons stated- was read and committed.
Mr. W. S. Masters in the Chair.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported progress and obtained
leave to sit gain.
Wm. R. Peniston, Esqr., the member elect for
Smiths Parish being in attendance took the oath of
allegiance and the oath of an Assemblyman and
afterwards his seat in the House.
The consideration of Messrs. Toddings petition
was t hen .I t:ed t(I in Co : e of the whole
Mr. W. S. Masters in the Chair
The A' torney General moved that thi prayer f
the petition be granted ind that the Clerk of the
House. be directed to insert in the various newspa-
pers an advertisement inviting tenders for the fol-
lowing; services, viz:-
1. For printing in clear and legible type on
sheets or hall sheets of paper, foolseap size, 60
copies of every day's minutes and delivering the
same to the clerk for distribution to members before
11 o'clock on the day following the session of the
House, and for printing in like form and type such
other documents other than the Bills and Sessional
Journals hereinafter mentioned as may be from
time to time required to be printed by order of the
2. Printing in clear and legible type 60 copies
of all Bills with their marginal abstracts required
by rule or order of the House to be printed and
delivering the same to the Clerk. The tender for
this service to specify within what time after the
introduction of the Bill the printed copies will be
delivered. Copies of the Bills for the Printer to be
made at his own cost.
3. Printing in clear and legible type on durable
paper to be approved by the Clerk 60 copies of the
usual Sessional Journals with marginal abstracts
and appendix and index, and delivering the same
stitched in covers to the Clerk within 80 days
after the end of each session. The rule of 1850 to
apply to this service except when otherwise herein
expressed. This tender to express the charge by the
page. The tenders to be accompanied by specimens
of the type and paper to be used. The service ten-
dered for to commence at the beginning of the
next Session of the Legislature and the tenders to
be laid before the House, at the. beginning of the
said Session-which was agreed to.
Separate tenders to be offered for the respective
The House resumed and adopted the resolution
of the Committee, and the order was accordingly
The Resolve providing for the payment of certain
Causeway certificates was read and committed.
Mr. Cooper in the Chair.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell moved to substitute another
Resolve for the one before the Committee-which
Ayes 4-Messrs. Speaker, R J P Darrell, N J
Darrell, W R Peniston.
Nays 20-Messrs. S C Bell, T N Dill, R D Fra-
ser, W J Frith, A J Frith, S B Gray, E H1 Gosling,
H G Hunt, S A Harvey, J Harnett, C C Keane,
W S Masters, S A Masters, T D Middleton, J W
Pearman, C Peniston, J N Smith, R Tynes, W II
Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
The House resumed.
Adjourned to Wednesday next.
Resolve for paying reporting debates.
Feby. 7-S. S. Castlewood, Miller, Charleston, S.C. ;
5,032 bales cotton.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
Feby. 5-Barque Lady Milne, Barneson, St. Vincent.
6-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York ; 21
boxes beets, 4 boxes peas, 123 b1s. potatoes, 205 boxes
tomatoes, 2 lots old rope, 68 pkgs. spirits.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
Feb. 2-Am. Barque Jennie Cushman, Doane, return-
ed Irom sea in distress; cleared 27th ultimo.-Agents,
W. C. Hyland & Co.
8th-R. M. Steamer Alpha, Crowell, St. Thomas;
mails, freight and passengers.-Agent, J. M. Hay-
Am. Brigt. Ernestine, McAleavy,'Queenstown, bound
to Portland, Me. ; in want of some sails, water and
provisions.-Agents, W. C. Hyland &Co.
Feb. 4-Brit. Schr. May, Heisler, Halifax; inward
cargo of salt from Turks Islands.
German Barque Rosa, Mundt, Trinidad; ballast.
5-Sch. Julia Amurand, Higbee, New York; inward
Brit. Schr. Lettie, Emery, New York ; inward car-
6-Am. Schr. Crown Point, Kezer, Newburyport; bal-
7-Brit. Bk. Queen of the Isles, Smith, Trinidad; bal-
8-British Schr. Delta, Doane, Halifax, N. S. ; inward
cargo from Demerara.
Am. Schr. Herbert E., Crase, Now York; inward car-
go from Georgetown.
R. M. Steamer Alpha, Crowell, Halifax; mails and
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS PORT OF ST. GEORGE.
Winged Hunter, Fellows, repairing.
Syren, Manter, repairing.
Svea, Marchussen, nearly ready for sea.
Nebula, Redhead, ready for sea.
Carolina, Gulman, nearly ready for sea.
Gem, Gibbs, discharging cargo kerosene oil into
hulk Dudman in Castle Harbour.
Francis Hilyard, Ritchie, lightened and ready to
proceed to Castle Harbour when weather permits.
Carolina Z., Zolezzi, discharged and repairing.
Augvala, Larsen, repairing.
Midas, McKenzie, nearly ready for sea.
Jenny Cushman, Doane, awaiting orders.
Ernestine, McAleavy, repairing.
Mary E. Douglass, reloading.
Hattie N. Gove, ready for sea.
Addie Todd, discharged and awaiting orders.
In the Royal Mail Steamer Alpha, for Halifax, Mr.
Robert C. Higgs, Master George Hawes.-2nd Cabin
-Sergt. Phillips, Wife and children, Sergt. Williams,
Wife and children.-Deck-George Ring.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, on Thursday last, for
New York :-Colonel and Mrs. McDonald, Mrs. God-
win, Mrs. Howard and child, Mr. and Mrs. Evans and
2 sons, Captain Beaumont, i. N., and servant, Capt.
Simpson, (ex. S. S. Kate,) Capt. Corson. (ex Annie
Todd,) Messrs. F. W. Russell, E. H. Fenn, J. J.
Learing, W. H. Morgan, George Metcalf, W. Wor-
thington, R. C. Wright, E. L. Lewis, H. G. Malcom-
son.-2nd Class,-J. A. Swett, A. M. Norton, M.
Schroder.-Steerage-H. Essary, C. E. Whitney, F.
L. Lewellyn, P. M. Daniel, T. W. Davis, Alonzo
The Steamer Castlewood, of New Castle on Tyne, left
Charleston, S. C., bound to Revel, Russia, laden with
5,032 bales cotton, on 2:nd January, between which
date and 26, she lost the four blades of her propeller, one
after another: was around Bermuda for several days
until rescued by the Steamer Canima, bound hence to
New York, on the 6th inst., which vessel returned with
the Castlewood, and safely placed her in Grassy Bay,
about 10 a.m. on the 7t0.
Captain Moresby, R. N., Superintendent, has most
kindly directed that the propeller shall be replaced at
Her'Majesty's Dock Yard.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
The Steamer Caniina, having placed the Steamer
Castlewood safely in Grassy Bay, returned to Murray's
Anchorage, and left there at daylight on Saturday
morning for her destination.
A schooner, painted white and said to be laden with
rum and sugar, has been off the South Side of the Is-
lands for two days, in distress-and demanding a Tug.
"If you search the annals of conjugal infelicity,
you will find that nine times out of ten the fault is
in the husband."
C- The Bermuda Himunt meet to-day, will be at
Smith's Parish Church, to finish at Mr. Hurd's,
.f7 A. Football Match will be played on to-mor-
row (Wednesday,.) at Prospect between Officers of
19th and 46th Regiments and Mr. Carpenters team.
Play to commence at 3 p.m.
The account of last Wednesday's Match will ap-
pear in our next issue.
DEPARTURE OF THE ADMIRAL
For the Southern portion of his Command.
H.M.S. Bellerophon, Captain St. George C. D'Ar-
cey Irvine, bearing the Flag of Vice-Admiral Sir
Edward A. Inglefield, Commander-in-Chief on the
North American and West Indian Station, left on
Tuesday afternoon last for the West Indies.
The Flagship was accompanied to sea by the
Tourmaline, Captain Dennistoun, Argus, Com-
mander H. Harris, Plover, Commander Stewart,
Pert, Commander Aitchison and the Contest,-Lieut. -
Comdr. C. H. Cochrane.
It was an exceedingly interesting sight to see
these splendid vessels pass down the North Side of
the Islands to sea, in the order in which they are
named, and distant one from the other about a
quarter of a mile.
After sun-set the Fleet was on the South Side of
the Islands, each lighted up, awaiting the coming
of H.M.S. Rover, from Jamaica, with supernume-
ries for the Squadron, brought out to the West In-
dies by the Troop-ship Orontes-and which vessel
hove in sight soon after the Fleet got to sea.
The Rover came to off the East End of the Is-
lands, and having transferred such of the supernu-
meries as were intended for Bermuda to the Spitfire,
left for Barbados about 10 o'clock on Wednesday
It was it seems the Zephyr and not the Sirius,
mentioned in our last as having arrived here on the
2nd inst. from New Providence.
The Z. left on Saturday last for St. Thomas.
During the month of January in Bermuda the
Thermometer has been unusually low. On the
grass it has been once at 350, twice at 360 and three
times at 390, but the temperature in curbed rooms,
(without fires) has only once or twice been 550,
and usually 600 to 650, while in the sun we could
at all times find genial warmth. The month of
February (on 7th ruled at any rate) the tempera-
ture in-doors has nearly reached 70. Our visitors
from America have complained of the cold here,
but Florida and other usual winter resorts in the
United States, have been colder than present gene-
ration recollect. Temperature falling in Jackson-
ville and Mobile to 3 and 6 respectively, being 260
to 290 below freezing point, while the grounds have
been covered with snow.
Bermuda at present does not present its usual
verdant appearances, the cold northerly winds hav-
ing turned all herbage brown, and even the cedar,
where the sea spray could reach it, looks wintry;
but still there is no other place within four days
reach from New York where a person in search of
health could find so genial a climate.
There is now on a visit to Bermuda a gentleman
who has been in Italy, and in various places in the
Mediterranean during the present winter and has
found no place so suitable for invalids as Bermuda,
notwithstanding the variableness of the climate
this winter-unquestionably the most severe that
has been experienced for years.
LIST OF ARMY GOVERNMENT CON-
Flour.... .................... A, E. Outerbridge,
Coarse Salt....................F. W. White
i Drinking Water .............. W. McCallan & Co
Water for "Pioneer" ..........W. Bluck
Hardware .......... ....... W. Bluck
Malt and Hops ................ R. H. Duerden
i Horse Bedding ................ J. Skinner '
Forage ......................A. R. Thompson
Fuel Wood ..................J. F. Burrows
Whale and Kerosene Oil ...... McCallan & Co
Shoeing Horses, Hamilton ......J. Greenslade
Lime......................... J. A. Golway
Sweeping Chimnies and Flues..J. F. Wells
Emptying Ash and Cess Pits... .J. F. Wells
[ Removal of Stable Manure, St.
Georges.............. F. K. Outerbridge
Ireland ..............J. H. R. Taylor
Empty Barrels, St. Georges..... MeCallan & Co.
I Do. Ireland........ J. H. R. Jackson
i Land Transport-Hamilton .... D. G. Lane
St. George......D. G. Lane
Ireland ........ J. H. R. Taylor
Hospital and Military Pi ison
Supplies, Hamilton.... John N. Hollis
St. George.... MeCallan & Co
Ireland Isld...G. W. Young.
From 1st April, '79 to 31st March, '80.
ST. THOMAS ALMANACS, 1879.
THE ST. THOMAS TIMES ALMANAC for the current
year is an improvement on the two preceding issues,
and is a handy and necessary compilation for Captains,
merchants and others having dealings with St. Thomas,
and the West Indies, St. Thomas being such a general
THE ST. THOMAS ALMANACK, issued by August
i Walloe, also in its third year, contains a coloured map
of Central America and the West Indies. In addition
to the local and general information, Dr. Von Hoff-
man's Notes on the Antilles, with illustrations on wood,
which throw some light on the early inhabitants as well
as the existing races, are written in an easy and pleas-
ing style. Out of 246 pages, 100 pages contain adver-
tisements, showing the importance attached by adver-
tizers to the wide publicity obtained by means of an
Almanac, which every one regards as an indispensable
PROSPECT GARRISON VS. THE TowN.
This Match was played under the Rugby Union
Rules, at Prospect on Friday, 7th inst., and resulted,
as anyone who saw the two teams opposite each
other just before the kick off, would have anticipated
in a victory for the Garrison.
Prospect won the toss and chose the leeward goal
for first half time, the sides spread out and at 3-45
the ball was kicked off; two minutes later it was
deposited behind the Town goal line by Fearon af-
ter a good run. The ball having been brought out,
Eden placed a goal, this proved to be the first of a
series of accidents for the Town, for notwithstand-
ing the plucky manner in which they played up
against the superior skill and weight of their oppo-
nents, Prospect had it all their own way and when
" no side" was called at 4-55 the score was five
goals (four from place kicks and one from a very
good drop by Phayre), five tries, one touch down
and fourteen rouges to nothing.
The kicking was very good on both sides, the
places on Prospect side being far above the average
(and R. Gray's drop kicks for the Town excellent,
TowN.-R. Gray, Capt. (back), Walker & Ward
(half backs) A. Gosling, back, Cooper, Clay,
Gilbert, Masters, G. Gosling, Lockward & Hinson
PROSPECT.-Eden (back), Molony & Fearn -- back,
Phayre (- back), Capt. Handley (Capt.), Mathison,
Herapath, Chauncey, Carpenter, Wintle and Tyler
The more pre-eminent in knowledge, the more
modest and humble.
From the West Indies and Demerara,
The Royal Mail Steamer Alp7ha, Captain Cowell,
arrived on Saturday last from Sr Thomas.
By the Alpha we have our usual exchange files
from the West Indies and Dlmerara, and left on the
afternoon of same day foe Halfiax.
Sir David Chalmers, the new Chief Justice of De-
merara, arrived in that Colony on the 22nd ultimo,
The Mail contract between Jamaica and Hondu-
ras is to be discontinued (so says the Jamaica Des-
patch) : The mails for Honduras from England and
Jamaica, is to be sent to New York, and thence via
New Orleans to Belize.
A Mr. S. P. Henrequies has been appointed tutor
of the English language in the Government school
of Santiago de Cuba. This is the first instance in
which an attempt has been made in Cuba to teach
English, in any public school.
The House of Assembly of Barbados has author-
ised the expenditure of a sum not exceeding 50 a
year for providing refreshments for the House at
each of its sittings.
H. M. S. Orontes, with the 4th King's Own'
Regiment arrived at Barbados from England, on the
23rd January, and after embarking the 35th Foot,
proceeded for Trinidad and Jamaica en route
for Malta. The 35th, it seems, had become very
popular in Barbados, where it had been stationed for'
a period of three years.
'ihe St. Thomas Times of the .18th January men-
tio:ns the arrival at that Island from Scotland, of
the Rev. Donald Cameron, C. 3.3.R., Catholic Mis-
sion ary ; and in the number of the same paper for 1st
February,the death of the Rev. Gentleman is men-
tioned as having occurred on the 29th. The cause of
death is not stated, but presumed to be yellow fever.
Two Days Later from Europe.
The St Thomas Times of the 1st instant, furnishes
the following, by telegram from New York.
THE NEW PRESIDENT OF THE REPUBLIC OF
FRANCE.-M. Jules Grevy was elected on the 30th
ultimo, President of the Republic by five hundred
and thirty-six votes.
There were ninety-five votes cast in favor of
The Ministry had tendered their resignation, but
President Grevy requested them to retain their
portfolios until a new Cabinet was formed.
M. Gambetta was elected President of the Cham-
ber of Deputies, by a majority of ninety-one votes.
His new position gives him a consultative vote in
The English press is unanimous in expressing ap-
proval of the appointment of M. Grevy to the Presi-
dency and other recent changes in France, and
satisfaction is also displayed by the German press.
The Cornish Bank has made a composition with
ts creditors of sixteen shillings in the pound.
Mr. Hicks has been elected M. P. for Cambridge-
The Directors of the Glasgow Bank have been con-
victed of fraud.
EX-AMEER SHERE ALI ON RUSSIAN FRON-
TIER-A COOL RECEPTION.-The ex-ameer Shere
Ali has reached the Russian frontier, where his fol-
lowers have been 'disarmed by the authorities.
He is said to have been strongly dissuaded against
going to St. Petersburg, but persists in doing so, and
expresses astonishment at the coldness with which
he has been received.
The following is truly characteristic of our be-
At the personal suggestion of the Queen it was re-
solved, at the weekly meeting of the Metropolitan
Board of Works on the 9th inst., to add the names
of the noble men, who lost their lives in the attempt
to rescue the crew of the Cleopatra during the
storm in the Bay of Biscay in October 1877, to the
inscriptions to be placed on its (Cleopatra's Needle's)
pedestal, as follows :
To face the river-' William Asken, James Gar-
diner, Joseph Benbow, Michael Burns, William
Donald, William Patan, perished in a bold attempt
to succour the crew of the obelisk-ship Cleopatra,
during the storm, Oct. 14,1877.' "-Illustrated Lon-
don News, January 18, 1879.
Major H. H. Goodere, R.A., has been placed un-
der orders for Bermuda for duty with No. 3 Battery
10th Brigade, Royal Artillery.
Lieut. E. L. Herepath, 1-19th Regiment, joined
the Head Quarters of his Regiment on the 2nd in-
stant, on exchange from the 2nd West India Regt.
We notice by the London Gazette of 14th Janu-
ary, 1879, that Lieut.-P"1onel and Brevet-Colonel
Bonor Millett Deane, 1-19th Regt., retires upon
half pay from the 15th January, 1879. It is ex-
pected that Major and Brevet Lieutenant Colonel
P. D. Vigors,-at present in command of the Regt.,
will succeed to the vacant Lieutenant Colonelcy.
For Bermuda Royal Gazette.
DEAR 1M. LEE,--I can assure your fair corres-
pondents, ALICE and GEORGINA, that if they knew
TALLY Ho as well as I do, they would not enter-
tain such a bad opinion of him; for he is by no
means the horrid man they describe him to be.
If they could follow him home some evening af-
ter the Hunt, sit opposite his jovial countenance at
dinner, hear his glorious description of the run,
and see the good dinner he makes after so much out-
door exercise, they would rather describe him as
"a jolly good fellow;" then, if ALICE and GEORGINA
were to follow him to the drawing-room and hear
him sing in a cheery voice "John Peel" and "Rule
Britannia" as I have often June, they would alter
their opinion of him and I am sure your corres-
pondents do not express the general sentiment of
the fair ladies of Bermuda. If they would really
like to know who he is I will give them a hint; he
is fair (not the Adjutant) he is Vigor-ous (not the
Colonel) he is a light weight (not one from the
Canteen), a good hunt-er (not Chas. Shea), a skilled
Carpenter (not the A.D.C.), a graceful Pirouetter
(not Turner), a B. A. (not breaker of 'Arts), a good
rider although I have seen him up a tree (not a
Calabash); finally his manners are courteous, though
his temper is dubious.-I may add he is fond of a
cigar and it is a pleasure to see him blowing a
cloud on the road home after a long run.
I hope I have succeeded in removing the unfav-
orable opinion of your Sporting Correspondent en-
tertained by a few of the fair sex; and now that I
have broken the ice perhaps you may hear further
from some other of TALLY Ho's
The Baltimore Sun appreciates (says the British
Mercantile Gazette) the value of the inhabitants of
this right little, tight little island in commercial
affairs. We cannot look upon the following para-
graph which the B. S. inserted in a recent issue
under the title "Our Best Customer" as anything
but complimentary :-
"If hard times should compel Great Britain to
retrench all the world of commerce would suffer,
for Great Britain is the best customer that the com-
mercial world has. Great Britain is the chief and
by far the best customer of the United States, and
a panic and cessation of consumption there would
be felt from the broad wheat fields of Minnesota
and the pine forests of Maine to the cotton fields of
Texas and the quartz lodes of Nevada and Cali-
fornia. Great Britain, in effect, buys nearly all our
surplus crops of every description and pays for
them; when she cannot pay in goods or in Ameri-
can securities, in the hardest kind of hard cash."
'From our Special Sporting Correspondent.
Since I last wrote times have been very gay with
the Bermuda Hunt, thanks to the great hospitality
of so many supporters of the Club, for in addition
to a pleasant galop we have lately finished our af-
ternoons with a dance, an amusement almost always
enjoyed by everyone and every where, but especial-
ly so by the fair sex in Bermuda. Even Mrs. T.
herself enjoys a spin round occasionally, though
she does not step it quite so lightly as she used to
-then I am sure by the way they write that both
"Alice" and Georgina" are desperately fond of it,
and would go miles to have the chance of danr-ing
with that wicked Tally Ho-naughty as they both
seem to think him. If the truth were told I expect
they say to themselves what a pity itis that there
is a Mrs. Tally Ho."
But to return to the Hunt. On Thursday 23rd
January we met at the Yacht Club and finished
at Dr. Sinclair's, where we were warmly welcomed
by the Dr. and Mrs. Sinclair. The Field that day
was a tolerably large one and taking the usual line
to the north of Pitts' Bay through Mr. Wm. Cox's
land we had a pleasant galop past Mr. Saltus's to
Point Shears, then round through' Fairy Land,
above Boss' Cove to Spanish Point, thence along
the North Shore to Clarence Hill-a nautical jockey
capsizing close by over a wall, with a drop on the
landing side, and his horse wishing him good bye
made off but was fortunately soon returned to his
rider. From Clarence Hill we made straight along
the hills to the Mount, a very pretty line of walls
giving us plenty of amusement. On our arrival at
the Mount we were agreeably surprised by hearing
there was to be dancing, and dance we did up to a
very late hour, everyone agreeing that it was one of
the pleasantest finishes of the season.
At St. Georges on the 28th we ran from the
Swing Bridge round behind Fort George, then
skirting the North Side of the Park we followed a
very pretty line near Fort Albert and turning (up
the Garrison Croquet Ground jumped in and out of
the R. A. and R. E. compound, galoped round the -
Cricket Ground behind the Hospital and over the"
wall into Mr. Hyland's where, finishing over some
made fences, we finally enjoyed the kind hospitality
of Mr. and Mrs. Hyland in their delightful esi-
deuce and after a short interval for refreshment
dancing was commenced and kept going up t0o.
quite a late hour.
Thursday, 6th Feby., the Meet was at the Devil'a
Hole and the Finish at the Officers' Mess of the 19th
Regt. Prospect is always a favorite Finish and as
every one knew there was to be dancing a-great
number assembled with the very best intentions to
enjoy themselves; and I for one certainly did, in
fact it was so late when I reached home that even-
ing -that Mrs. T. declared that on no account should
I again go out by myself unless I promised to keep -
better hours.--However the dear old woman does'nt
mean half she says, so I promise4-- -would not
do it again till next time. We had a very good
run from the Devil's Hole; as far as Spittal Ponds,
the country was as usual very rough, but a fast
galop round the Pond made up for it.. the by
Mr. Peniston has been putting up some! .
alongside of his pond which brought all but our
four hardest riders to a check-my old nag 6f
,course could not get over and unless I am provided
with another younger and more active hunter it
will be perfectly impossible to follow the master,
so that you must' either give up your sport.-
ing .correspondent or tell our land owners ,to
lower their fences a bit, or better still send to
New York for that first class hunter you promised
me. But I am rather.off the scent. From Spittal
Ponds we ran all along the South. Shore hills, across
Mr.'Stone's land and crossing the South Road went
through Mr. T. Fowle Tucker's ground, in front
of his house over two very pretty rails, but danger-
ously near a wire fence: then through his cricket
field, over the well-known wall and on to the mid-..
dle road which we crossed and entered the Woods
behind the Commanding Officers quarters; passing
through these we came on to the Prospect Cricket
Ground, where we were joined by two ladies, a
doctor, a skinner and a planet, the latter very
much inclined to shoot; and some astronomer may
perhaps inform us whether it actually did shoot and
if so where it fell. A galop round tne Prospect
Race Course brought us to the end of our
day's sport, the hares being viewed- as we round-
ed the hill by Devonshire House. It is needless to
say that the poor hunted creatures got away and
remain to give us, we hope, an equally good run
ABROGATING THE WASHINGTON
WASHINGTON, January 29.-An important inter-
view occurred at the State Department this after-
noon between Secretary Evarts and the committee
representing the Gloucester fishing interest, consist-
ing of Messrs. Charles H. Pugh, S. Cunningham
and David Tarr. These Gentlemen came here in
obedience to the instructions of a public meeting
held in Gloucester to advocate the abrogation ofthe
fishery provisions of the Treaty of Washington.
The interview lasted for an hour and a half. The
Gloucester gentlemen gave Mr. Evarts very full
information in regard to the effects of the existing
treaty and tariff arrangements on the New England
mackerel and other fisheries, showing him that the
mackerel fishery was completely destroyed by the
Treaty of Washington, and that the only way to ob-
tain relief was to abroga' the treaty. The sooner
this could be done tne better. Mr. Evarts indicated
a desire to do all in his power to protect the fishing
interests and to ameliorate their present condition.
He will give notice to the British Government that
the treaty is to be abrogated, and inasmuch as the
British Government claims that in spite of the Hali-
fax award the advantage is still on the side of. thee
United States and against the Canadians, he Will
suggest that the abrogation take place at once. Of
course, England will not consent to this, an the
result will be that Mr. Evarts will give notice tht
the treaty provisions shall expire at the earliest date
within the control of either Government acting
alone-that is, in 1885.
The subject of the Fortune Bay outrage was also
discussed to-day, and Mr. Evarts informed the 1
Gloucester delegation that the claim for a money
indemnity will be vigorously pressed. The clam..
aged vessels are twenty-two in number, and the to-
tal amount of the claims is in round numbers
Mr. Pugh returned to Gloucestei' to-night, but%
Messrs. Cunningham and Tarr will remain here and
go before the House Committee on Foreign Affairq
to-morrow, and will afterwards have an interview
with Secator Edmunds and the Senate Committee
on Foreign Relations.
The Price of Beef in Havana before the rebellion
was 5 cents goii tpeiLbO. very superior, now it is at
the enormous p- ice of 0 cents gold per pound and
inferior. When the war began the department of
Puerto Principe possessed at least 1,500,000 head
of cattle over three years of age. Now the impoer
station from Texas 35,000, Florida 15,000, Mexico
7,000, Honduras 8,000, making in all 65,000-head
per annum, is not more than sufficient to supply the
immediate demands for consumption 'and none
whatever for the drover.
The German Empire produces yearly 856,823,220
gallons of beer for the thirsty throats of Teutonia.
They swallow about half they make, at the rate of
160 pints per annum to each head of the population,
man, woman, and child. The Bavarians drink
more. Nineteen millions of gallons are export-
ed. I I
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Mrs. & the Misses
Mrs. Ewing ......
S,. Saltus, Esq.....
B. and M............
E. and R............
S" 3 12 0
It may interest to some to know that there are
twelve Readers at present employed at the follow-
ing stations, vizt. :-
Plymouth ............. 4 No.
Portsmouth............. 4 "1
Chatham ............... 1 "
Sheerness .............. 1 "
Deal. ................ 1 "
M alta........ *. ...
and we hope to have one again here soon, to re. -
place Mr. Cornwall, whose term of three years
service has expired.
As the Readers are expected to devote the whole
f their time to the work they are liberally paid,
and the expenses of the Society could not be met
but for the fact that the administration is almost
wholly conducted by the gratuitous services of its
Ladies' Committees have been found invaluable,
and could one be formed here, it would afford me
great pleasure to receive communications from the
Secretary and to report the names of its President
I shall close my Accounts on the 28th instant,
and any contributions I may receive on or before
that date either direct or through your hands will
be duly appreciated and acknowledged.
Thanking you sincerely for your constant aid,
I remain,.Dear Sir,
Yours very faithfully,
WM. ALBERT MOUNT,
Honorary Treasurer and Secretary.
Bermuda, 4th Feby., 1879.
NOTE.-Local Editors willing to copy this gratu-
itously will confer a favor on the Society, and I
will thank and pay them for a copy of their
FISH POISONED.-The extraordinary phenomenon
"i'splavcd on the Florida coast by which not only the
coast waters, but as far out as 150 miles into the gulf,
have been rendered so poisonous as to kill the fish
and create a'pestilential stench in bays and harbors,
where the. floating carcasses collect, should receive a
thorough inve-tigation. We have seen no other ex-'
planation of the poisoning than that it comes from in-
land waters-the everglades prominently-and pene-
trates the gulf ifi strata of dark reddish water, which
kills all the surface fish as soon as it reaches them,
aad. even far beyond any apparent contact. This
poisonous outflow is stated to have been nearly fatal
to the fish trade between Florida and Havana-the
smacks.fiding it -almost impossible to-select a route
in which the- fish in their wells are not destroyed by
the poison. The Key West Key says:-" The smack
George; Storrs; Captain Zeb Allen, attempted to run
to thle westward in hopes of escaping the deadly waters
and' when 50 miles west of the Tortugas, in 25 fa-
thoms of water, lost its whole fare of fish in a very
short time, He describes the poisoned water to the
south and west of him as far as he could see. The
largest fish, such as shark, jewfish, and turtle, were
floating around his vessel. He pointed his vessel
eastward and entered our port on Tuesday last, al-
most disgusted." Fifty miles west of the Tortugas
would make the locality indicated 150 west of Cape
Florida, and not very far from mid-gulf, a reach of
shore-poisoning unexampled and almost incredible.--
Macon (Georgia) Telegraph.
'COLD FEET AND SLEEPLESSNESS.
The association betwixt cold feet and sleeplessness is
much closer than is commonly imagined. Persons
with cold feet rarely sleep well, especially women.
Yet, the number of persons so troubled is very consi-
derable. We now know that if the blood-supply to
the brain be kept up, sleep is impossible. An old
theologian, when weary and sleepy with much writing,
found that he could keep his brain active by immers-
ing his feet in cold water; the cold drove the blood
from the feet to the head. Now, what this old gen-
tleman accomplished by design, is secured for many
persons much against their will. Cold feet are the
bane of many women. Light boots keep up a blood-
less condition of the feet in the day, and in many
women there is no subsequent dilatation of the blood-
vessels when the bopts are taken off. These women
come in. from a walk, and put their feet to the fire to
whrm-the most effective plan of cultivating chilblains.
At night, they put their feet to the fire and have a hot
bottle in bed. But it is all of no use; their feet still
remain cold. How to get their feet warm is the
greatest question of life with them-in cold weather.
The effective plan is not very attractive at first sight
to many minds. It consists in first driving the blood
vessels into firm contraction, after which secondary
dilatation follows. See the snowballers' hands! The
first contact of the snow makes the hands terribly
cold; for the small arteries are driven thereby into
firm contraction, and the nerve endings of the finger
tips feel the low temperature very keenly. But, as
the snowballer perseveres, his hands commence to
glow ; 'the blood vessels have become secondarily di-
lated, and the rush of warm arterial blood is felt
agreeably by the peripheral nerve endings. This is
the-plan to adopt with cold feet. They should be dip-
ped in cold water for a brief period ; often just to im-
merse them, and no more is sufficient; and then they
should be rubbed with a pair of hair flesh gloves, or a
rough Turkish towel, till they glow, immediately be-
fore getting into bed. After this a hot-water bottle
will be successful enough in maintaining the tempe-
rature of the feet, though without this preliminary it
is impotent to do so. Disagreeable as the plan at
first sight may appear, it is efficient; and those who
have once fairly tried it continue it, and find that they
have put an end to their bad nights and cold feet.
Pills, potions, lozenges, "night caps," all narcotics,
fail to enable the sufferer to woo sleep successfully;
get rid of the cold feet and then sleep will come of it-
self.-British Medical Journal.
The present revenue of Afghanistan (my author-
ity is Lord Blantyre) is 1,500,000 yearly, a high-
er-average per head of the population than India
yields., Its valleys are fertile, and its highlands
support sheep as well as thieves. It is estimated
that Afghan, like Cyprus, will pay its own expenses,
make an allowance to its retired ruler, and leave a
surplus to the advantage ot the army of occupa-
Mount Sion Convent, in Waterford, Ireland, has
been burned by an incendiary.
. A-famine prevails in Upper Egypt. English re-
iet parties have been sent from Cairo.
B-erlia correspondence says the opposition to pro.
tection is rapidly increasing in numbers and power.
ROYAL NAVAL SCRIPTURE READER SO-
To the Editor of the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
,DEAR Sin,-In conformity with our annual cus-
tom, I enclose herewith, for the information of your
readers, the printed Report of the sums collected in
these IslaLCs on behalf of the above-named Society
Collecadl by W. A. Mount. Collected by Miss Edith
Alt Pennons Stores,
At 12 o'clock,
600 Bushs. CORBN
(more or less)
Damaged by sea-water on board the Italian
Bark OABOLINA Z., Capt. ZOLEZZI; put,
into this Port in distress on a voyage from
Philadelphia bound to Queenstown.
W. C. HYLAND & CO.,
ROBT. E. N. BOGGS,
St. Georges, 11th Feby., 1879.
London Art Union,
pERSONS desirous of Subscribing to the
LONDON ART UNION FOR 1879," will
please send in their Names during the present
week. Every Subscriber of one guinea will re-
ceive, besides a Chance of a Prize at the annual
distribution in April, Lord Byron's" Poem
" Lara," with twenty illustrations.
D. M'PHEE LEF,
BHony. Secretary for Bermuda.
Hamilton, Feby. 10, 1879.
Mrs. Nolan, In-
dustry' offering 0 13 (
Offertory from Dk.
SYard Chapel.... 3 6 1
Dr. Reid, R.N..... 1 0 C
W.-A. M ....... .... 0 5 0
A. Vizard, Esq ... 0 10 0
Mr. Cornwall..... 0 10 0
6 4 7
carefully swept over with a very fine broom, to
bring the ground to a perfectly even surface and
remove all lumps or small broken branches or other
extraneous matter, and after the sowing the fine
broom must again be passed over each bed, taking
care not to let its points penetrate anywhere more
than a quarter of an inch, as the seed must never
be buried to a greater distance under ground. The
young tobacco plant is very tender and weak, and if
the seed were buried too deeply the young shoot
might be unable to break its way through the su-
perincumbent earth, and to avoid this inconvenience
as well as to avoid sweeping the seed too much to-
gether to any side, it is prudent to brush over the
ground very lightly and evenly in every direction.
It will be desirable, in the spring as well as in the
autumn, to make three separate.sowings, at short in-
tervals apart, as, owing to the uncertainties of the
weather and other unforseen causes, it frequently
happens that a seed-bed fails. The first of the
spring sowings should be made between the 20th
and the 25th of February, the second between the
3rd and 12th of March, and the third between the
20th and 28th of the same month. If the weather
should be very dry at the time of sowing, the seed-
bed should be watered occasionally with a very fine
For Freight or Charter.
SThe Fine Brigt.
W. C. HYL.NJVD CO.,
St. Georges, 10th Feby., 1.879.-1
THE PLAGUE IN RUSSIA.-Some very remarkable
statements are made by the Austrian press in regard
to the disease ravaging a portion of the Valley of the
Voli, in Russia. While the official and semi-official
statements of the Russian papers and the Russian
Government declare that the disease is not the plague,
and that it is under control, the Vienna journals deny
both these assertions. They add that the Russiun
medical profession is inadequate to the task of coping
with the disease, whether plague or epidemic, fully
one-third of its members having died from disease
contracted during the late war. This fact, with the
similar one that the population which the sickness has
attacked has been greatly weakened by the withdrawal
of its stronger men in the Army, and by the exhaus-
tion which they there suffered, shows how terrible is
the price paid by an innocent people for the ambition
of autocratic rulers. It would be difficult to discover
in any of the political results of the brilliant victories
over Turkey an adequate compensation for the many
ills which the war has brought on the Russian nation
-New York Times, Jan. 27.
FLAXSEED JELLY FOR A CouGiL.-1 Coffee Cup of
flaxseed, 2 quarts water, boil several hours till re-
duced to a jelly, strain through a thin cloth, squeeze
in the pulp and juice of a large lemon, roll 1lb of
best raisins or I stick black liquorice and mix in the
jelly, simmer without boiling one hour, strain again,
add half a tea cup of best loaf sugar. Take a
table spoonful every hour.-[Tried and found most
ALMANACKs.-'The Bermuda Pocket Almanack and
Directory for 1879 has beeta kindly sent us by the
publisher. It is replete with information, and we
notice many important additions, which, to resi-
dents as well as foreigners will prove valuable and
interesting. The style of the entire book reflects
much credit on the workmanship of the Royal Ga-
zette office.-St. Thomas Times, I8th January, 1879.
BIRTH, in Pembroke Parish, on 8th instant, MRs.
JOHN VOISEY, of a SON.
........., At Montpellier, Prospect, on the 9th inst.,
the WIFE of Robert G. Traill, Esqr., Capt., the Prin-
cess of Wales' Own Regiment, of a DAUGHTER.
.......... in Pembroke Parish, February 9th, the WIFE
of J. Henry Masters, Esqr., of a DAUGHTER.
DIED, in Southampton Parish, on the 24th ultimo,
Miss SARAI JOHN COOPER, aged 83 years.
... ..... in same Parish on 31st ultimo, WILLIAM
EDWARD PRATT, only son of Mrs. Sarah Pratt, aged
.......... at his residence in Hamilton Parish, on Sat-
urday, 1st instant, after a painful illness which he bore
with christian fortitude, MR. S. D. J. DOE, in the 77th
year of his age; leaving an aged widow, son, and grand-
daughter to mourn their loss. Mr. Doe was, for a long
time, a Member of the Honorable fraternity of Free-
masons, in which he took a great interest.-(Com.)
........., at his residence at Somerset, on the 6th inst.,
in the 69th year of his age, MR. GEORGE H. SIGGINS,
of Hartfordshire, England, leaving a wife, four daugh-
ters, two sons, and many other relations and friends to
mourn their loss.
The following lines which contain the guiding prin-
ciple of his life were continually upon his lips in the
hours of his last illness,
Love so amazing so divine
Demands my soul, my life, my all."-(Com.)
........., at his late residence, North Side, St. Georges,
near Fort George, on Tuesday morning the 4th inst.,
after a lingering and painful illness which he bore with
Christian fortitude, STEPHEN BENJAMIN RICHARD-
SON, Senr., Esq., Branch Pilot, in the 79th year of his
age; leaving an affectionate widow, 4 sons, and 2
daughters, several grand and great grand children, and
other relatives, to mourn their loss.
The deceased was the oldest and one of the most
skilful Branch Pilots of these Islands, and for many
years held the office of Pilot Examiner. He was un-
assuming and affable in his manner, and very kind to
the poor, as far as his circumstances allowed.
His funeral, which took place the following day,
(Wednesday) was attended by a large concourse of per-
sons, 'several having come 'from distant Parishes.-
........., on September 25th, 1878, at Adelaide, South
Australia, ARTHUR CLAYTON, eldest son of the late
Anthony S. Trott, Esq., of Hamilton Parish; aged 39
........., at his residence, Pitts' Bay, on Friday morn-
ing, 7th instant, very suddenly, GEORGE JAMES BAS-
SETT, aged 37 years and 8 months; leaving a wife,
three children, mother and two brothers, and a large
circle of friends to mourn their loss. The deceased
was respected by all who knew him.-(Comrn.)
UR"iN ET P GiaL EET-
BERMUDA MlECHANICS' ASSOCIATION,
Hamilton, 5th Feby., 1879.
A LL the 1MEMBERS of the above Institu-
tion are earnestly Requested to attend at
the Hall, on the Evening of MONDAY, the
17th instant, at 7 o'clock, for the purpose of
transacting business of urgent importance.
A. G. MONTAGU,
For Benefit of Owners, Underwriters and all
rTHE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE desires to
give notice that a supply of TOBACCO
SEED of the finest kinds procurable in Cuba
has just been received from Havanah, and will
be distributed to all persons desirous of culti-
vating Tobacco in this Colony.
The Board trusts 'that as many persons as
possible may try the experiment of Tobacco
cultivation, as fine Tobacco such as is likely to
be produced from the seed now procured, sells
at a very high price, and its cultivation if it
succeeded would prove highly remunerative.
The experiment need not be tried on large scale
in any one spot. Every one who can spare a
few roods of Land might make a sufficient
Packets of Seed may be had on application at
'the PUBLIC LIBRARY, HAMILTON, at the Assis-
TANT RECEIVER GENERAL'S OFFICE, ST. GEOR-
GES, at R. TYNES, DEVONSHIRE, and at the OF-
FICE OF THE ROYAL GAZETTE," HAMILTON.
It is hoped that early application will be made
for this seed, as the sowings must be made du-
ring the present or next month if it is desired to
.secure a crop during the present year.
Feby. 9th, 1879.
The following notes on the Cultivation of the
Tobacco Plant have been taken for this paper
from two small Spanish Works on Tobacco
culture which have been received here recently
Tobacco is always sown in seed-beds, somewhat
after the fashion in which onion seed is sown in
Bermuda, and, when about six or seven weeks old, the
young plants are generally fit to be planted out in
In the Southern provinces of Spain-where the
climate as regards temperature somewhat resem-
bles that of Bermuda-it is customary to sow
tobacco seed in the months of February and March,
so as to have the whole crop removed from the ground
by the end of October when the weather generally
begins to be cold.
In Cuba on the other hand it is the custom to
sow the seed in August, September, and October, as
those months form the rainy season of that island,
when the planter can generally depend upon find-
ing the ground sufficiently moist for his purpose.
In Bermuda it will probably be expedient at first
to try both seasons, making the first sowings in the
months of February and March, and the second or
autumn sowings in the months of August, Septem-
ber, and October. Experience will then decide
which is the most favorable season for sowing in
Tobacco seed generally remains in the ground
from seven to ten or even to twelve days before ger-
minating. In from five to seven weeks more, ac-
cording to the season, the young plants are gener-
ally fit to be transplanted-and in from two to three
months more the flowers appear and the plants be-
gin to ripen. These plants require during their
growth the most constant care and vigilant atten-
tion, and detailed directions will be given in future
numbers as to what should: be done at every suc-
cessive stage of their development. In the present
number it seems sufficient to describe what should
be done to prepare the seed beds and to sow the seed.
The soil best adapted to the cultivation of tobac-
co is one which is composed of a mixture of fine
sand and of vegetable mould. It should be light
and friable and quite free from lumps, for the to-
bacco plant throws out a great number of long
slender roots, and unless the soil were finely divided
and easily penetrable those roots would be unable
to spread themselves abroad through it, and the plants
could not obtain their proper share of nutrition.
The plantation should occupy a site that will ensure
generally a moderate degree of moisture in the
ground, but the drainage must be very good, as few
things are so prejudicial to the young plants as
contact with stagnant water.
The spot chosen for the seed-beds should be
sheltered from violent winds, yet not too much
shaded from the sun, as a moderate amount of
sunshine is beneficial. The beds shouldif possible
be open to the eastward, as the morning sun is pe-
culiarly favorable to the germination of the seed
and to the development of the young plants.
The ground for the beds must first be cleared en-
tirely from every kind of weed and made perfect-
ly clean; it should next be well manured, with good
well rotted stable manure, and the manure and the
earth should be mixed, thoroughly together, and
worked to a fine consistence, and brought to a
smooth and even surface. The beds should then be
laid out just as onion beds are laid out in Bermuda
in bands of about a yard wide, with narrow paths
of about ten inches wide between them.
The tobacco seed is sown broad cast in each
bed, taking care to spread it about rather thinly
and as evenly as possible, so as to leave no parts
unsown, and yet avoid crowding the plants together
in any one spot. This operation requires great
care and attention o the part of the sower, as the
seed is so small that he cannot always see where it
falls, and it is apt to slip through his hands and fall
unevenly in patches:-a useful precaution is some-
times adopted of mixing the seed for sowing with
an equal quantity of fine dry sand and scattering
them together over the bed-by which means the
seed generally comes to be distributed more evenly
upon the ground.
Before sowing, however, each seed-bed should be
BU, 4, and
eC(t, at pres-
e of April.
WOO 0 )D.
R EROSI.N E ST()VES for Cooking and
;- Ileating Rooms, with all modern appli-
ances, with or without Utensils
HAY, Small Bales, at 5/ per 100 lbs. for Cash
A Choice lot of' CIGARS, CIGAIlE'I'TTS,
TOBACCOS, SNUFF, Cigarette PAPER
MELON-Water an d 'Musk SQUASH
CUCUmrTBEK 1 PUMPKIN
Vegetable HMAl? ROW\
Powell's BALS\M OF ANISEiE), and other
remedies for Influenza.
C. H. ROBINSON.
Front St.; Hamilton, Feb. 11, 1879.--1
In or near the Town of Hamilton, from the 1st
of April next,
P r-manent Board and 2Lodging
FOR A SMALL FAMILY.
Apply at the office of the Royal Gazette."
February 10, 1879.-3
IHE Undersigned hereby forbids all persons
Trespassing on Land. in Spanish Point,
BTrmuda, belonging to her and her sister, MRs.
ANN WALKER MOORE; any person or persons
found so trespassing, will be dealt with as the'law
MRS. MARY TUZO SMITH.
Hamilton, Bermuda, February I1, 1879.
( A HORSE
S 6 'ears old, quiet in Harness
and under Saddle.
Apply at Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Feby. 11th, 1879.
Barbados and Demtrara
To Return Direct.
W. 0. DUNSCOMB, Master,
Will Sail for above Port
On Saturday next,
Offering for Freight and Passengers at cus-
B. W. WdVLKER ,4 CO.,
Hlamilton, February 10th, 1879.-I
T ublic auction,
I WILL SELL,
At 2 o'clock, Sharp,
Invoice of DRY GOODS,
Suitable for the Season, consisting of :
MEN'S Ready Made CLOTHING
-'Ladies and Children's JACKETS
NUBIAS HOODS and HOSIERY, &c.
Felt HATS BOOTS and SHOES
1 China Tea SET GLASSWARE
Lot of BOOKS Some FURNITURE
White and Brown COTTONS
3,000 CIGARS Smoking TOBACCO
Floor CLOTH CARPETING MATS
Carpet TACKS School REQUISITES
B U a -41X and 1,- .
1 Wheel BARROW
5 `6,1 *1GGS
With whatever else that may be offered.
Hamilton, February 11, 1879.
A few Bags of the genuine article imported
The balance of a lot
S.. L. .
Of very choice stock.
Will be sold cheap to close a consignment.
S. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, Feby. 1l, 1879.-2 3p
W E A T,
THIE BEST FEE 1) F()i, POULTRY.
A Set of superiorr Mahogany DINING TA.
BLES, 4 feet 6 x 1Hi May be used as four se-
J OHJV H. T. JJ CKS ONJ,
Opposite Post Office.
Hamilton, Feby. 11, 1879.--1 pd
At Royal Gazette"
[lamilton, January 28, 1879.
W C Burrows (Hamilton Parish), Benjamin J II
Burch, Jane Bean, Joao de Bettencourt, Lydia Ann
Bean, Thomas Butterfield, John Bean, Mrs Crook,
Mrs H F Conyers, R H Duerden, Jeremiah Darrell
Frazer Deshield, Anna Eve, J Friswell, Mr Fox,
Joze Ferreiro, Mrs J Horne, Airs Hurst, Capt C W
Lodges (Schr. Traveller), Nathaniel Hayward,
Christopher Jemmet, Jeronimo Joaquim, Harrington
Joynes, George King.r, Mrs J E Lawrence, W Thos
Linch, "Pcrceffaly Aiing, Letitia Manders, Sarah
Newman, Mrs C M Outerbidgo, Joze de Azenedo
Pereira, Jozo de Males Percira, Luis de Mattos Pe-
reira, M rs John Petty, J H Robinson, Win G Seon,
Stowe Simons, Richard T Smith, Wm Swan, Pene-
lope Stovel, Miss E Symonds, John Stowe, Richard
A Stovel, Englesbe Stovel, George Spencer, Peter
B Smith, Mrs Park Tucker, John H Trott, George,
Trott, Junr., Sarah Talbert, Joao de Azevedo Ter.
cheira, -Mary H Webb, Mrs Wilson (at Mrs. Hel-
lard's, Boaz), Mrs Yates (North Side).
Post Office, Hamilton, Feby. 10, 1P79.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF.
FICE ST. GEORGE'S, 8th Feby., 1879.
Miss A Albuoy, Ludvig Anderson, Wm Atherly,
Mrs Thos Burchal, G Buichall, Gus Brown (2,) H
B Burchall, Mary J Burgess, J T Bourne, F D Bean,
Lidia Cole, Mr. Clarke, Mrs Crawford, B T J Cole,
Mrs L Campbell, F F Carle, D Deal, F DeSilva, L
G Faulk, K A, J A Frith, Rebecca Fox, W C Gol-
litz, Mrs M E Gould, F Hellos, S T Hayward, T C
Hennah, Mrs E Ileilfer, J H Haas, Mrs M Hunt, J J
Hopkins, G Hathorne, M H Hesly, Mrs Johnson,
John Johnson, A C Lambert, Jacob W Minors, Lil-
lian Outerbridge, Miss A Peniston, A Patty, Mrs 0
Robinson, A J Richardson, Frank Reid, F S Rhodes,
W Ray, M A Stewart, W J Swainson, J Smith, (2)
SW h Simmons, C 1i Simmons, Maria Stuart, 13
Stove, Mrs E Williams, James Waldron, G roge
Wainwright, JW Woods, A M B Wales, J Vald-
Notice to Boatmen.
Health Officers 3oat Service.
O Tenders having lT'en received for this
Service under my Notice of the 4th inst.,
I hereby notify that Tenders will be received
at MY OFFICE until
T HURSDA Y,
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 D1Y OF IPRfL Next.
FoRS OF TENDER may be seen on applica-
tion at my Office.
Receiver General's Office; G e
January 25th, 1879. 5 Sp
S FOR S L E.
.LBO= 215CO MPT7
Flour BA REL S
The Property of the WAR DEPARTMENT.
The above will be disposed of in lots of 100
each. Tenders for which, and all information
can be obtained, on application at the COMMIs-
SARIAT OFFICE, between the hours 6f 10 a. m.
and 2 p.m., daily.
JOHN H. RANDALL,
District Corny. Genl.
Feby. 10th, 1879.
5 REWARD !
5 STERLI 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 H. H. and the brand was "Pine
TROTT & COX,
Agents of Ganima.'
Hamilton, 31st January, 1879.-2 3p
Colonist twice 3rd page.
THAT COM MOD)IOU
With COACH I HOUSE and STA
Large Garden attached, in icid .Str
ent occupied by T. 11. PI' Esqi
Possession given about the middle
Hamilton, VJny. 21, 1879-4 3p
THE SORT OF PLACE BERMUDA IS.
To THE EDITOR or THE New York SUN.-Sir:
Will you permit me to answer in THE SUN a few
of the many questions submitted to me since my
return from Bermuda? "How can one pass the
time there ?" inquires every invalid who thinks of
testing the climate.
If you have an artist's eye, everp day will be a
day of delightful surprises. Every bend of the
road, every turn of the boat presents some new view.
If you love botany, take along your fern book, shears,
and miniature spade, and be sure when you get
there to make the acquaintance of Dr. Hinson of
Berry Hill, near Hamilton. If you are a painter
with limited leave of absence, go to Mr. Heyl,
whose carefully-selected views of Bermuda scenery
would add to the value of any collection, and whose
advice will save time in selecting points for sketch-
ing. If you are a scientific person, by all means
call at Mount Langton, the residence of the Gover-
nor. Sir Robert and Lady Leffan take a great in-
terest in America.
If your object is amusement, it is to be found in
abundance. The average week embraces a hunt, a
review, a race, a reception, and a garden party at
Mount Langton. To all these, persons having any
claim to respectability are welcome. Parties and
receptions are frequent, and Bermuda society is very
refined, as well as hospitable. The boating, the
yachting, the fishing, leave nothing to be desired.
If you walk, it is through a continuous picture of
verdure and bloom; if you ride, there is no dust to
mar your enjoyment. Ladies should by all means
take their riding habits with them.
"What shall we need to wear?" is a frequent
query. The same clothing as at home, only with
fewer wraps; although these will be needed on the
steamer. A light breakfast shawl is nearly always
comfortable in the morning. If intending to remain
some months, take your summer clothing, as the
warm weather is earlier than with us. Take also a
suit of plain clothes for boating; also some loose
lisle thread gloves for gathering salt water curiosi-
ties, plants, &c. Don't take many books. All
your time should be spent in becoming acquainted
with Bermuda and recruiting your health. There
is a good library of standard works in Hamilton
open to visitors.
Many persons are deterred from going to Bermu-
da by a fear of not finding first-class hotel accom.
modations. That is a mistake, as I can testify.
For those who do not like hotel life there are board-
ing houses, and many private families in Hamilton
take in ore or two boarders.
To the incurable invalid, whose life is limited to
a few months, Bermuda offers merely a freedom
from the chilling wintry blasts of the North. Many
of the indoor comforts to be obtained at home are
lacking. But the tired author, Ahe weary physician,
the broken down minister, the overworked artist,
the nervous business man, the careworn mothers,
can nowhere else rest so thoroughly in so short a
time as in Bermuda. A. L. P.
FEARFUL RAVAGES OF SMALL POX IN
SIx HUNDRED DEATHS DAILY.
NEW YORK, Jany. 12.-Capt. Win. Weir of the
steamer City of Rio Janeiro, which arrived yester-
day, says that the ravages of small pox in Ceara
are terrible. Just before sailing for New York,
Capt. Weir met a gentleman from that region who
told him that people were dying with such rapidity
that it was impossible to make coffins to supply the
demand, and the people dug ditches and tumbled
into them the unshrouded corpses eight or ten at a
time. The deaths from small pox were as high as
five hundred and six hundred daily in Ceara
city alone, and it is with great difficulty
that persons could be found to carry the victims to
the burial ditches. The city was crowded when
the small pox broke out with refugees from the in-
terior of the province, who had been driven In by a
terrible famine, which had desolated the province a
few months since. Among those refugees, already
weakened by famine, the disease raged with fearful
The Brazilian Government is doing all in its
power to alleviate the distress. The country outside
of Ceara has suffered less than in. the city, simply
because there are fewer people to be attacked.
During the famine the government sent away all
the people they could to the number of about 30,-
000, scattering them all over Brazil. One thousand
were sent to Pars, where they were employed by
Collins Brothers in the construction of a railroad.
Capt. Weir says that while the facts in Ceara
cannot be exaggerated, there is no truth in the re-
port that the people in the interior of the province
are compelled to devour carrion and corpses. The
inhabitants left in the country are so few that the
government now has no difficulty in supplying all
the food they require.
ARCTIC EXPEDITION IN PERIL.
ST. PETERSBURG, Jant. 22.-The Gols announces
that authentic intelligence has been received from
the Governor of Eastern Siberia that Professor
Nordenskjold's steamer Vega is ice-bound forty
miles from East Cape. The authorities of Jukutsk
have been instructed to issue a general summons to
the natives to assist the expedition. A special re-
lief expedition of reindeer and dog sledges has been
organized, but it is feared this assistance will be
too late. A Russian man-of-war from the Pacific
station will shortly proceed to Behring's Straits to
endeavour to extricate the Vega or bring off the
DEATH AT A MARRIAGE CEREMONY.
The Rev. Father Pelletier, of St. Francis Xavier's
Roman Catholic Church in West Sixteenth-st., was
officiating last evening in the church at the mar-
riage of Charles M. Brennan, son of ex-Commission-
er Owen Brennan, to Miss Meta Petsch, daughter
of Henry Petsch, of East Eighteenth-st. A bril-
liant assemblage had filled the church at half past 7,
and the bride and groom, attended by bridesmaids
and groomsmen, had taken their places before the
altar. Father Pelletier, having been a tutor of the
groom, before proceeding with the usual ceremony
began a short address of kind admonition. Scarcely
had three sentences escaped his lips when he was
seen to falter, then totter and sink forward on his
face. He was found breathing heavily, and was
removed to the vestry, where he died almost im-
mediately. Father Merrick, who was present, fin.
ished the ceremony. The marriage was appointed
first for the day on which the late ex.Sheriff Bren-
nan was buried.
Father Pelletier was a member of a Quebec fam-
ily and was educated at the Jesuit College in Mon-
treal. He had always displayed marked executive
ability, and for the past five years had been the
business manager of St. Francis Xavier College
It is supposed that he died of heart disease.
Sir John L. C. Richardson, Speaker of the Le-
gislative Council of New Zealand, died at his resi-
dence, Duneden, in that colony, on the 6th Decem-
ber. He was born in Devonshire, England, in
1810 and had an honorable military career in India
as an Officer of the Bengal Native Infantry, in
which he attained the rank of Major.
Professor Joseph Henry, of the Washington In-
stitute, died recently.
The Captain of the British steamer Ocean King
has accepted $9,000 as salvage for towing into the
poi t of New York the Barkentine Addie E. Sleeper,
which he fell in with at sea in a crippled state.
The original demand on the high seas was $12,000.
COAL TRADE REVIEW,
From the Engineering and Mining Journal.
NEW YORK, Friday Evening, Jan. 24, 1879.
i There has been a very fair business, and the out-
look is favorable to its continuance. The stocks in
first bands are, as a rule, very light, and the sup-
plies coming forward are, from sundry causes small.
The same position in almost any other article of
merchandise would be pronounced a favorable one,
but some of the coal managers, perhaps owing to
their accustomed dependence on a Board of Control
to say what prices shall be, are unable to appreci-
ate the situation, and actually appear to be "bear-
ing" the market. The contracts made by the Dela-
ware & Hudson Canal Co., which we announced in
our last, seem to have displeased the Pennsylvania
Coal Co., which has issued a circular to the trade
containing the following prices :
Steamer...............2.50 Stove ..................2.85
Grate................. 2.50 Chestnut...........2.60
Egg.................... 2.50 1Small Chestnut...... 2.00
and these prices are actually shaded by dealers in
this coal, to whom commissions are allowed. The
Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad Com-
pany announces an auction sale of 100,000 tons of
! coal, to take place on the 29th inst. In the case of
the Pennsylvania Coal Company there .is evidence
of war, but we are unable to see what occasion there
is for this course or what advantage can be expected
from it. On the contrary, the condition of the
market is such that an increase instead of a reduc-.
tion in prices might not unreasonably be expected.
The Delaware, Lackawanna & Western Railroad
Company may find it necessary to sell 100,000 tons
for February delivery; but did it not wish to im-
press somebody with its importance, it could proba.
bly have got along with 75,000 tons. The trouble
seems to have originated with the Delaware and
Hudson Canal Company, which first sold below the
The Lehigh & Wilkes-Barre Coal Company, the
Philadelphia & Reading Coal and Iron Company,
and other companies are now, and have all along
been, getting better prices than are asked by the
Pennsylvania Coal Co- pany, and we therefore con-
clude that a mistake was made in reducing
There is not the faintest indication of a coal com-
bination. The usual amount of talk on the subject is
kept up on Wall street, but we are unable to see any
indication of it away from that center. The Lehigh
Valley RR. Co. showed at its annual meeting on
Monday, that the combination had been a positive
injury to it. If the managers of the coal companies
will go to work to make the most out of their own
business, instead of trying to get the best of their
competitors, they will probably do better than in
any year since 1873. Prices should not average
this year as low as they did in 1877. The indica-
tions are that the demand will be fully as large as,
if not larger than, in that year, while the ability to
produce has been greatly reduced from two causes
-first, the stoppage of "dead work" at the mines,
and, second, a large decrease in the supply of labor.
The Reading Company is selling coal alongside
at this city, as follows :
Hard Coal: Broken, $3; egg, $3; stove, 83825 ;
and chestnut, 2.80. Free-burning: broken, $2-80;
egg, 2.80; stove, $3.25, and chestnut, $2.80.
The production of anthracite coal last week was
298,584 tons as against 248,508 tons the previous
waek, and 272,791 tons the corresponding week of
1878. The total production from January 1st to
January 18th was 650,873 tons as compared with
774,488 tons for the like period of last year, shew-
ing falling off this year of 123,615.
SHIPMENTS AND PRODUCTION OF AN-
THRACITE COAL IN 1878.
The following are the shipments and the entire
production of anthracite coal in 1878 as compared
with 1877, according to Mr. John H. Jones, Ac-
countant of the Anthracite Board of Control:
Phila. & Reading RR. Co......5,101,044 6,842,105
Lehigh Valley RR. Co..........3,398,717 4,511,331
Central RR. of N. J......... ...2,263,300 2,837,500
Delaware, Lackawana & West-
ern RR..........................2,180,672 2,089,523
Delaware & Hudson Canal.....2,045,041 1,918,617
Pennsylvania RR................ 1,362,674 1,530,594
Pennsylvania Coal Co.......... 955,462 1,118,011
Total shipments in 1878, as above.........17,306,910
Add shipments to foreign points and Pa-
S cific of United States....................... 20,219
Add coal mined by Erie Railway interest 278,132
Adding to this the consumption at the
mines and coal not reported............... 1,094,639
Total production, gross tons........18,600,000
A MEASURE Or EcoNoMY.-The draper's young
man who gives thirty-three inches for a yard.
With Immediate Possession,
That Desirable Family Residence in Paget Pa.
rish, known as
d. 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
affords numerous inducements.
Full particulars can be obtained on applica-
MR. R. D. DARRELL.
Hamilton, Novr. 25,
That commodious and centrally si-
tuated Two Story
In Parliament Street, next Melbourne House."
Immediate Possession given.
Hamilton, December 31, 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
SThe Bermuda Pocket & Sheet
FO R 1879,
Are now ready for delivery.
THE SHEET contains all the necessary in-
formation for an Almanack.
THE BOOK contains in addition to all other
useful information usually found in such a pub-
A Business Directory for the Towns of Hamilton
and St. George.
Descriptive, Historical, and Scientific account
A Catalogue of most of the Plants, both wild
and cultivated, growing in Bermuda, obliging,
ly prepared and classified for the publisher by
Henry J. Hiuson, Esqr., M.D., for this Al-
manack-The 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, & ec., given.
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Can be had at the Stores of Messrs. GEORGE
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George; at the CHIEF WARDEh' Office, Royal
Naval Yard, Ireland Island ; of the several Car-
riers of the "Gazette," and at the "Royal
Gazette" Stationery Store.
Royal Gazette Office, Dec. 17, 1878.
S. H. Cappe,
Septr. 31, 1878.-12m
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At the Royal Gazette" Stationery More,
FROM NEW YORK,
Do., 1st, 2nd, ,rd and 4th READERS
Cornell's GEOGRAPHIES-Ist steps-Pri-
mary and Imperial
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Hamilton, January 21, 1879.
Wo w? ATED,
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B RO KER
A Large and Comfortable
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Apply at the Gazette Office."
22nd December, 1878.
With WATER LOT, in Sandy's Parish, withiu
ten minutes' walk of the Public Ferry.
January 20, 1879.
MR. M. S. HUNT,
Cedar Avenue, Hamilton.
October 28, 1878.
United States Mail Steamers.
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
LEAVE NEW YORK
EVERY TPA TUVA SD AXY.
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.
R. W. HAYWARD & CO.,
General Shipping and
(P. 0. Box 3709,)
W. HAYWARD, NEW YORK.
F. D. S. NASH.
Messrs. A. W. PEROT & Co., Demerara.
[ion. S. S. INGHAM, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Jos..M. HAYWARD, Agent R. M. S. Pkt, Co.
St. George's, Bermuda.
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September 17, 1878.-12m
'Ao ~ s o
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best English manufacture. For its purity and great
Oy Gd Mih
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tie, Opopanax, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet,
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
And all other odours, of the finest quality only.
Celebrated Eau de Cologne
i4 strongly recommended, being more lasting an
fragrant than the German kinds.
OLD BROWN WINDSOR SOAP
celebrated for so many years, continues to be made
as heretofore. It is strongly Perfumed, and will be
found very durable in use.
ATKINSON'S BEARS' GREASE, COLD
CREAM, SACHET POWDERS, TRANSPAR-
ENT GLYCERINE SOAP, ROSE TOILET
POWDER, TOILET VINEGAR, VELOUTINE
WHITE ROSE TOOTH PASTE,
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CAUTION.-Messrs. J. & E. ATKINSON manu-
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only. Purchasers are cautioned to avoid counter-
feits by observing that each article is labelled wifi
the Firm's Trade Mark, "a White Rose on a
Golden Lyre ;" printed in seven colours.
April 11, 1876-12m lf
"THE POOR NAN'S FRIEND,"
is confidently recommended to tho 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
smell arising from Cancer.
Sold in pots, 13id., 2/9, 4/6, 11/ and 22/ each ; and
PILULE ANTI-SCROPHUL E 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 in Boxes at 1/1, 2/9, <4/6, 11/ and 22/ each.
Prepared only by BEACH & BAkRNICOTT, Brid.
port, Dorset, England, and sold by all Medicine
Dec. 10, 1878.-26.
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N.W A.BUT TER ELD
iu D- i s "
Can be obtained from the
of London, ..
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the BRANCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is elected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item,
ProtectoN. A. BUTTEgainst FIELD,
N. A. BUTTERFIELD,
Hamilton, September 9th, 1856.
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