Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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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]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
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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Bibliographic ID: UF00076588
Volume ID: VID00166
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 46887227
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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No. STATE E VIAS ANTIQUE S. 24s. per Ann

11a- j ilon, vrmuda, 'iteV5k arch 4, 1S79

(From the Royal Gazette Extra of Thursday last.) I have seen with pleasure that in the Post formation as to past transactions, and past cor- may desire to try the experiment of Tobacco 0 T T
PROROGATION OF THE Office Regulation Act of this Session you have respondence and precedents. He should also I cultivation.-I sincerely hope these efforts
POROhAION OF THj endeavoured to provide a safeguard against assist the Governor in conducting his official may be successful and that the production of ? 5
Colo nia Sl Faliiamte& F the recurrence of this evil by giving to the correspondence with the Secretary of State, by I a fine description of Tobacco may be added
Governor the power to have an audit made of collecting information, drafting or suggesting to the industrial resources of these Islands. O the Launatic Asylum.
SPEECH OF HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOV- the accounts of the Post Office-and I trust it answers to inquiries, and keeping a careful re- In conclusion, gentlemen, it is with feel-
S ERNOR ON THE OCCASION. will be found that, through the exercise of cord of all that correspondence in the archives ings .of the deepest regret that I allude to the i cf
ERNOR ONTHE Othis power, the Governor will henceforth be of his office. great sorrow -which has so lately fallen upon Golonal Secretary s O ce,
To-day, Thursday, 27th February, His Excel- able to secure good order and regularity in These are some of the principal and pri- the whole nation, and especially upon our Be- 24TH FEBRUARY, 1879,
lency Major General SiR R. M. LAFAN, accompa- the accounts and the transactions of that Es- mary duties of a Colonial Secretary-and in loved and Gracious Sovereign and Her Royal LALED TENDERS in d upi-
nied by Lady and Miss Laffan, came down to the tablishment :-but I trust also that next Ses- this Colony there is superadded to them the Family, in the premature death of Her Royal cate, addressed to THE COLONIAL SECRE-
Council Chamber at 1 p.m., for the purpose of sion you will advance a step further in the duty of providing for the recording of Wills Highness the Grand Duchess of Hesse, Prin- TARY and marked on the Envelope "Teder
Proroguing the Colonial Parliament. improvement of our Audit system-and- that and Deeds. cess Alice of Great Britain and Ireland, second for Supplies to the Lunatic Asylum" will be
His Excellency was received at the Public Build- warned by the example given in this Post To enable a Colonial Secretary to perform daughter of Her Majesty the Queen.-This received at ToIs OFFICE, on or before
ings by a Guard of Honor from the 19th Regiment, Office exposure of the evil consequences of these multifarious and important duties it is melancholy intelligence has spread mourning
under command of Captain Traill, and Lieutenants allowing any branch of the Expenditure of necessary that he should be provided with a throughout our whole population, with whom I '
Bowles and Mathison, bearing the Queen's Co- the Colony to remain exempted from Execu- sufficient Clerical Staff.-During the Session a feeling of deep reverence, and fond attach-
-lour; and as hhe reached the entrance to the tive supervision and control-you will bring now closing a joint Committee of both Houses ment, as well as of devoted Loyalty to our The Tenth day of March next, at noon,
Building the Guard presented arms, wNational Anthem. the one small class of Public Accounts still of the L gihL at I 'e made -a careful inquiry into Gracious Sovereign and Her Royal House has From Persons desirous of entering into all or
nTherd the asgi sembled at the entrance a larnt em remaining outside the sphere of the Govern- this matter and recommended that the exist- at all times been a traditional sentiment.-I any of the undermentioned Contracts, viz.,
number o Officers, bo Militry and Naval and or's influence-the Quarterly Contingent Ac- ing Clerical Staff should be increased :-but trust that the profound and widespread sym- Supply of BREAD,
number of the principal inhabitants. counts-also, within the cognizance and scru- the measure passed for that purpose by the pathy with which this sad intelligence has been MILK,
His Excellency immediately proceeded to the tiny of the Governor's auditing power and Honorable House of Assembly having been everywhere received throughout an Empire Fresh MEAT, Salt and
Council Chamber, where were assembled the Pre- that thus you will place at the disposal of the merely of a temporary nature whereas the evil on which the Sun never sets, may prove a Preserved MEAT
sident and Members of Her Majesty's Council. Governor the means of satisfying himself of to be met and remedied was a permanent one, solace to our Beloved Sovereign and help to GROCERIES
There were present Lady Inglefield, -The Hon. the accuracy, legality, and propriety of all failed to meet with the concurrence of the support her under this painful bereavement. POTATOES and other Vegetables
:J.,. Darrell, C.M.G., and the Misses Darrell, Mrs. claims of every kind whatsoever made upon Legislative Council, and thus the. Colonial And now, gentlemen, I bid you adieu, FUEL
Rees,. Mrs. Eugenius Harvey, Mrs. Morrison, Dr. the Public Treasury, before he is called upon Secretary's office has been left to Ctrulle n and wish you every success and prosperity in CANDLES and Kerosene OIL
and Miss. Sinclair, Col. and Mrs. Stokes, Col. and to sign warrants authorising their payment. with a Clerical Staff which is barely ',It i It the Agricultural and Commercial pursuits to .
Mrs. Gordon, General Hastings U S. Army, Gen- It is not intended-by this suggestion-in to keep pace with the, primary work of the which you will be at liberty to devote your be seen of the Supplies to be furolonialshed, canre-
Sand Mrs. Bennett, Col. Vigors, the Solicitor Gen- any way to destroy or to diminish the power .office, and is wholly insufficient to keep up in undivided attention.ton at the Colonal Secre
oral and Mrs. and nettiss Darrell, Commissary Genl. which either House of Parliament now possess- addition the recording of Wills and Deeds.-I -Pu---t. --------r. tary's Office.
Lilley, Commy. Genl. and Mrs. Randall, Major and es of appointing Committees of its own mem- fear that much consequent delay will occur in olo a Secretary's e, tainted by inquiry of the MEDICAL SUPERIN-
Mrs, Richardson and Miss Richardson, the Revd. bers to examine and audit the Accounts of any carrying ot the later business, and hat con who will also furnish an
M. and Mrs. James, the Rev. Lumley Lough, the branch of the Public Expenditure: those siderable inconvenience will accrue therefrom 24TH FEBRUARY, 1879. TENDENT, who will also furnish any other in-
Rev. B. Mackey, the Rev. H. Goodwin, the Rev. rights I fully recognize :-but I feel sure that to the Public, and I trust therefore that early THE following ACTS have been passed by formation. -N
C. Gregson, the Rev. --Hardy, Mr. and Mrs. Dick- the Legislature as well as the people of this next Session a measure may be introduced the Legislature of Bermuda during the CONDITIONS.
inson, Mrs. S.. C. Outerbridge, Mrs. C. Keane, Colony will also recognize that the Governor, which may meet with the concurrence and as- present Session, viz. :- 1.-The Contracts to commence on the 1st of
the Misses Tucker, the Misses Gray, Mrs. Ross, who is held responsible for the regularity of sent of both Houses of the Legislature and No. 37-An Act to amend the Liquor License April 1879, and to run to March 31st 1880,
arid Miss Ingham, and very many others, the financial business of the country, is entitled which may place the Clerical establishment of Acts. to be determinable pon three months' no-
The Provost Marshal General having been Honorable to claim to have the means- of satisfying him- the Colonial Secretary's Office on an efficient 38-An Act to provide for the custody of the twice being gi by either party, such notice
touse of Assembly, the Members of that Honor- self of the justice of every demand made upon footing. Quarantine Buildings on Nonsuch Island. to be given on the first of the month.
able Itus6, headed by their Speaker-the Honor- the Public purse, before he is required to sign Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the UIl ,Rle 39.-An Act for the Regulation of the Post 2.-The Contractors will be required to enter
able S. S. Ingham-were soon in attendance, and the warrant which authorises its payment. House of Assembly; Office. into Bond, with two approved Sureties, in
His Excellency delivered the following impressive In connection with this improvement-or I thank you in Her Majesty's name for 40-An Act to provide for the Post Office Es- one-thirdof the approximate annual value
SPEECH: perhaps I should say this completion-of our the supplies you have granted for ti.- supL ..rt tablishment. of the articles to be supped, for the due
Mr.audit system, I would suggest to you that of the Colonial Government during the current By His Excellency's Command, fufilment of the Contracts.
Mr. Presden and oore Gentlemen of the early-next Session an attempt should be made year. It is somewhat too early yet tobeable W BT 3.-The. Articles must e of a quality to be
Legislative Council; ,to provide mote expeditious means than now to forecast with absolute certainty the state of approved by the MEDIAL SUPERINTENDENT
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Honorable exist of meeting the lawful and undoubted our na s theend of the financial yea n Colonial Secretary. and be delivered at the Asylum on such days,
house of Amembl; claims of Public Creditors :-theeffective audit ne next, but I have everyreasoto N T and at such hours, r regularly numbered, musct.
S I am glad to be able at length to bring and the prompt settlement of Public Accounts antici- te that the provision you have made TICE Ivoce relarly numbered mus be
to a Cose the labours of this protracted Ses- will facilitate the transaction of Public Busi- l "l 1i5e -ffii,:i t to meet all the equir- sent with every delivery, and will gbe der
sion ;-and,---in. -releasing you from further npss, and promote the true interests of hifi ..-t, ,,t f th.. Public Service. HEBOARD OF AGRICULTURE desires to ind yth I OVEr EER, who will give a re
attendancepon your ariamentary duties Community Davis Lighthouse Act-by ex- Mr. President and Honorable Gentlemen of the give notice that a supply of TOBACCO -Every delivery is to be covered b a writ-
I feel great pleasure in tendering to you my The St. David's Lighthouse Act-by ex- ,,,, Council; SEED of the fines kinds procurable in Cuba tenr Ord a
best thanks for the constant diligence and tending the range of that useful light-will, I Council SEED of the finest kinds prom aanah, and will Orducer;o the Orders and Receipts will be
zeal. and the unwearied attention, with which hope prove the means of saving many precious Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Honorable has just been received from Havanah, and will produce to the Committee of Quarterly
you have continued, for so many months after lives and much valuable property. In con- House of Assembly; distributed to all persons desirous of culti- Accounts.
the -usual time of prorogation, to devote so junction with the sister light on Gibbs' Hill I hope the year on which we have now' eating Tobacco in this Colony. .-The Bills and Books will be made u
I-arge a .share of your valuable time and of the St. David's light will enable mariners, who fairly entered may prove more prosperous .for' The Board trusts that as many persons as Monthly and certified by the MEDICAL Su-
.your trained experience to the advancement may find themselves thrown into perilous the agricultural classes, which form the great possible may try the experiment of Tobacco PERINTENDENT.
Of. the interests of this Coloiy. proximity to our far extending and dangerous majority of our population, than has been the cultivation, as fine Tobacco such as is likely to 7.-Payments will be made Quarterly.
I-fully appreciate the extent of the sacri- sunken reefs, to ascertain! with accuracy, by case with the year that has so lately closed. be produced from the seed now procured, sells 8.If from defect of de
fully.appreci.te.theexttI at p uedfro tghe seend nw prcur n sl 8.I f d cty oe dElivy os fERoInsT
fice which many of you must have made in means of cross bearings, their precise position Last year's Crop Season gave us fair crops, a very high price, and its cultivation i it able quality, the MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT
attending here, week after week, for the per- at sea, and thus to steer with comparative but they came in rather late in the year, and succeeded would prove highly remunerative. s oblge to bta Spplies elsewhere, the
formance of your Legislative duties, at a sea- confidence and safety past the hidden dangers. they sold at lower prices than had previously The experiment need not be tried on a lagescale Contractor for the supply of the Articles
Son of the year when the suggestions of pri- The Official Marine Surveyor's Act and ruled, and the consequence was that many few roods of in any one spot. very onmight make can spare a deficient or unsuitable will be liable to any
vate interest must most pressingly have re- the Church Synod Act still await the confir- agriculturists failed to do more than recover few roods of Land might make a suffiialcient expense incurred.
presented to you the necessity of your pres- mation of the Crown. their outlay.-I trust it may be otherwise 9.-Each Tender must be enclosed in an Eni
'ence elsewhere. The Post Office Acts will, I hope, enable with the Crops now advancing to maturity :- Packets of Seed may be had on application a velope, addressed to the COLONIAL SECRE-
I trust you will find a pleasing reward for us to bring our Colonial Postal System into but it must be remembered that the favorable the PUBLIC LIBRARY, HAMILTON, at the AssIs- TARY, and marked on the outside Tender
your public spirit in. the reflection that your harmony with the great Postal Union which prices of former years were partly due to the TANT RECEIVER GENERAL'S OFFICE, ST. GEOR- for Supplies to the Lunatic Asylum,"
-lengthened deliberations have not been un- we have lately joined, and henceforward, I existence of a state of things in America, GES, at R. TYNES, DEVONSHIRE, and'at the O 10.-Forms of Tender, required to be used for
fruitful,-but that, on the contrary, the Ses.- trust, to carry on the business of the Post Of- which has now to a great extent passed away, FICE OF TE ROYAL GAZETTE, HAILTON. the service, can be obtained at this Office.
sion now closing has been productive of many fice in an orderly and regular manner. They and which may possibly never recur again It is hoped that early application will be made By Command of His Excellency the Gover,
very useful measures, and has done much to- will also, I believe, enable the Post Office to completely in our time. The prohibitive tariff for this seed, as the swings must be made du nor and Council,
wards bringing the old and respected Institu- extend additional facilities and conveniences of the United States had called into being a ring the present or next month it is desired to BSTER
tions of this Colony into harmony with the: to: the Public, and to combine good service marvellous growth of manufacturing establish- secure a crop during the present year. .. ,
advancing spirit| of improvement of modern with economy of administration. I am glad ments, which proved in time to be out of pro- Feby. 9th, 1879. 2 Colonial Secretary,
times, to be able to announce to you that from a des- portion with the real wants of the American Cts o r
The Audit Act, passed early- in the Session patch received by this last Mail from the Co- people, but which while they flourished had I OO. ltRtice. oIO
-by creating an Audit Board before which a lonial Office, enclosing a memorandum from,. been highly remunerative, and given employ- ____ I
very large proportion of the expenditure of the General Post Office in England, I learn ment to a very numerous industrial population I
the Government. is brought for examination that, from the 1st April next, the postage on at almost fabulous wages, and the demands THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes- 1 1
and audit prior to payment from the Public letters passing between England and Bermuda of that prosperous manufacturing population, tern terminus of the Causeway now un- i TS- VTNTAT aST ..iM.
Treasutry,-has supplied, to a considerable ex- will be reduced from 6d. to 4d. the half ounce, combined with the effects of a vastly extended dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTERATI-
tenit, a pressing want which had been stroingly I have mentioned only a few of the more and irredeemable paper currency, created a ONS. I COlOial ecrelary'S80 /ce,
f elt and represented by every succeeding-Gov- important Acts which have been passed during j short and feverish reign of almost fictitiously The Public is hereby notified that from and 24th FEBRUARY, 1879,
ernor of this Colony from the time of Sir this busy Session, as it would detain you too high prices for agricultural produce, and es- after the 6th instant, and until further notice EALED TENDER in duplicate addressed
William Reid. long to allude to them all. 53 Bills altogether pecially for the costly early spring produce, a portion of the Bridge will be taken up and to THE COLONIAL SECRETARY, and mark-
Biut the Audit Act purposely withheld were introduced, and of those 40 passed in supplying which Bermuda so greatly excels, the Carriage way reduced min width to about ed on the Envelope "Tender for Supplies to
from the cognizance and action of the Audit through all the necessary stages and became About two years ago the people of the nine feet, or thereabouts. Lunatic Asylum will be received at THI
Board, and therefore from all supervision and law. United States began to find that their manu- Persons travelling on the Causeway Road Ithe Lunatic Asylum," will be received at TI se
control on the part of the Executive Govern- Of the Bills which failed to pass this Ses- factoring and their commercial enterprises had are again requested to drive slowly over this OFFICE, on or before
ment, two minor but still very important sion, I principally regret the loss of the Police been carried somewhat too far. The Railways Bridge. I
classes of Public Accounts,-the accounts of Bill, and the Bill for Regulating the Sale of first felt the effect of the returning tide, and PHILIP NESS, A .
the Post Office, and the Quarterly Contingent Liquor. I trust that next Session Bills having the great Railway strike of 1877 was merely Colonial Surveyor. The 10th day of March next, at noon,
Accounts,-for the examination and audit of similar objects in view may be introduced and one effect of the consequent reduction of prices Hamilton, 3rd August, 1878. From persons desirous of entering into any of
both of which provision had been made by may be so framed as to avoid the obstacles and of wages. Every branch of industry in thfoll
preceding legislation, through the instrumen- which have proved fatal to their predecessors, the United States has since then been corn- 5 w dI following Contracts, viz.:
talitv of Legislative Audit Committees. I regret also the loss of the Bill for settling pelled to adopt similar reductions, and thus r R Contract No. 1.

It is very seldom, however, and only un- the Scale of Fees of the Court of Bankruptcy, the purchasing power of the industrial classes e Rcwrd will be id for such in- CLO FHING (ready-made) and
der rare and exceptional circumstances, that and I trust that in this matter also you.will be of the great towns, who form the best cus- l fo E above Rea will e a i thf cnvtion of BN rd yN)
Legislative Committees can be expected to able to pass an Act early next Session, which tomers for Bermuda produce, was materially formation as will lead to the con
perform efficiently Executive duties, and it shall remedy the inconvenience caused by the curtailed, while at the same time the resump- o the P o Contract No. 2.
has not therefore occasioned much surprise to present state of things. tion of specie payments on the part of the 1 N U T E N 8 I L S
find-when the necessity of preparing some I am sorry that the two Houses of Parlia- Government removed another stimulant which A Portion of the Guard Wall, recently built, on
-new Legislation on the subject of the Post ment could not agree as to the proper mode of had helped to keep up prices and allowed them the road leading from Hamilton toward Pem- Contract No, 3.
Office, and the consequent arrival here of an providing additional Clerical assistance in the to fall to what may prove to be their normal broke Parish Church, near the residence of M-r. D RUGS
Sable official of the Imperial Post Office Es- Colonial Secretary's Office. level. John F. Jaes
tablishment, gave the Executive Government The public business of that Office is of the It behoves the agricultural classes of Ber- John F. JHILes. NESSLists of the Articles required can be seen
Sa few months since, the long desired op- most important character. The Colonial Sec- muda to ponder over these things and to con- H L N S, application at the COLONIAL SECRETARY
ortunity of causing a real investigation to retary in a Colony, being a permanent Officer, sider whether it may not be prudent to add Colonial Surveyor. OFFICE.
e made into the financial proceedings of stands in somewhat the same relation to the some other source of wealth to the staple agri- Hamilton, Feby. 24th, 1879.-3CONDITIONS.
the, Colonial Post Office-that the Commit- Governor of that Colony, who is frequently cultural products which they now supply. h Subscriber bes to ih The Articles required must be approved by
tee of -the Legislative Assembly appointed changed, that the Permanent Under Secretary Tobacco has been suggested as a profitable Theer the MEDICAL SUPERINTENDENT. -
to audit the accounts of that Establish- of a great department of the State at home source of industry, and undoubtedly, if Ber- TE3 g TXDZGgS, The Articles must also be delivered at tIe
ment had failed entirely to grasp the na- stands in as regards the Secretary of State who muda could produce tobacco of the fine quality That he has just received by steamer Cania" Asylum on such day and hour as the ME AL
ture of the financial transactions of the De- is a moveable official. which sells at so high a price in the Island a fresh supply of those delicious SUPERINTENDENT may direSt.
apartment, and that their well meant but at He should make himself acquainted with of Cuba, its cultivation would be highly re- a fresh supply of those delicious SUPERINTENDENT made at the close of the
P, anbhtterwlfe Payment will be made at the close of the
the same time very superficial and imperfect everything that relates to the welfare and munerative. -rter the Accounts having been previously
wid-it had merely served to screen the financial the good government of the Colony in which A Resolve passed during the present Ses- duly certifi, and audited by the MEDICAL SUPERIN-
operations of the Post Office from all scrutiny he serves, and be prepared when asked to ad- sion placed a sum of 100 at the disposal of a ENT, and au.ited by the M oEmiCtee of QuaN-
or control on the part of the Executive GOv- vise the Governor thereon-and he should the Board of Agriculture for the encourage- lie always has for sale. terly Accounts.
ernment, and had altogether failed to detect make himself acquainted with the past offi- ment of the cultivation of the Tobacco Plant Now is the time to enjoy a good Smoke. Forms of Tender required for this service
or to check a long series of grave irregularities, cial correspondence of the Colony and especi- -and-thanks to the kind and friendly assist- Call at the sign of the BIG CIG A R." can be obtained at this Office.
extending over many years, by which the re- ally with the Despatches received from or ance of Her Majesty's Consul General at H. J AR THJM1 By Command of His Excellency the Gover-
venue of this Colony has suffered losses, the addressed to the Secretery of State, so as to be Havannahl-the Board has lately procured 4 4nor and Council,
precise extent of which cannot at present be able, in the'absence or removal of the Gover- from Cuba a large supply of Tobacco Seed of No's 46 & 47 Front St., W
defined, but which it is already known amount nor or other head of the Government, to advise the finest kinds now cultivated in that Island- tHamilton, Bermuda. R E. WEBSTER,
in the aggregate to several hundred pounds. his successor, and afford him all necessary in- and it is distributing this to all applicants who Feby. 22, 1879.-3ins. 2 Colonial Secreary.


VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.


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Feb.24 29-953
25 30-104
26 30"343
27 30-206
28 30-108
Mar. 1 30-068
2 30-080

Temperature previous
24 hours. Rain.
'-~~~~ S "BO 0
rn 5'. = Inch.

0 0 0 0
70*3 58*0 129-8 0'49
65-1 56*2 130-5 0100
67-3 58-0 123"6 0-02
72-1 61-2 128-8 0"28
66-1 64-2 76-0 1-72
65-3 61-0 112-8 0"10
64,5 56'8 121-2 0"00

Total 2*61

Total Rainfall for the month of Feby. 1879...7'42 Ins.
*" '" 1878...7*51 "

Hamilton, March 4, 1879.

February 27--S. S. Bahama, Cowell, Antigua; as-
sorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
28-Barque Brizo, Peppered, London : stores for H.M.
Government.-Agents, N. T. Butterfield & Son.
March 3-Brigt. Excelsior, Mayor, New York ; assort-
ed cargo to W. E. Talbot.
Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York; assorted
cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
March 1-S. S. Bahama, Cowell, New York; 404 bales
Barque Eliza Barss, New York.
February 24-Brigt. Laurella, Johnson, from Porto
Rico in distress; laden with molasses and bound to
Boston.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
Brigt. China, Inness, Porto Rico in distress, leaking ;
laden with sugar and molasses and bound to New
York.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
Brigt. Lorne, Malone, from Halifax, bound to Havana,
called to land spars, provisions, &c., for distressed
Brigt. Fortuna.--Agent, J. S. Darrell.
Barque Edina, Keane, from Baltimore bound to Har-
fleur, France, in distress; leaking; laden with corn.-
Agents. W. C. Hyland &Co.
26th-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York ; cattle
meal and hay.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
March 2nd-Barkentine Forrest Princess, Dennis,
Newport,.Weles; coals.-Agent, N. T. Butterfield &
February 24-Brigt. Lorne, Malone, Havana ; part of
inward cargo from Halifax.
26th-Am. Ship Winged dIunter, Fellows, New York
In the Mail Steamer Canima yesterday from
New York :-Mr. and Mrs. J. N.'B. Middleton, Miss
Middleton, Mrs. M. L. Gore and Miss Gore, Mrs.
Eames, Captain J. Carson, Messrs, W. F. Star, C.
J. Hubbell, L. W. Butler, W. J. Frances, H. F.
Gardner, F. Procton, G. H. Boardman, F. D. S.
Nash, A. J. Tait.-Second Cabin, P. Fitzmorris, H.
The Barque Edina, Captain Keane, from Baltimore
bound to Harfleur, France, laden with corn in distress,
was towed into St. Georges on the 24th ult., she left
Baltimore on the 19th and had a furious gale the
whole passage. Had to keep the ship before gale
as it w6uld have been dangerous to attempt to heave
her to. Seas over raked the ship continually, and
weight of water on deck drove in hatches, and did other
damage. Ship is leaking, and cargo is partially da-
maged. Will discharge in part or altogether, and
will repair.-Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
The Barkentine Bessie from London, with goods
'for Merchants arrived on Sunday last.-Agents, N.
T. Bultrefield & Son.
'IH. M. S. Atalanta, training ship for ordinary
seamen, Captain Stirling, arrived on Tuesday last
from the West Indies, after having spent some
months very pleasantly cruising among those Is-
S-pa.ds. The A. encountered the heavy N. W. gale
.Wkhob was felt in these Islands, on the 20th ultimo,
on thae same evening-then about 40 miles south
- :0 these Islands and was driven back over a hun-
.red miles.
The A. leaves to-day for England.

Captain Hollis, of the Barque fEliza Bares, which
arrived here on Wednesday last from New York,
reports that on Sunday the 23rd ultimo, at 10 a.m.,
when about 320 miles in aN.W. direction from Ber-
muda, the wind being at S.W. blowing fresh, with
I a heavy sea, saw a barque to leeward standing to the
Northward. Soon after observed a steamer and a
disabled vessel close together, bearing about East.
Soon made the steamer to be the Canima, hence for
New York, and proceeding to the N.W. TheBar8s
was kept off for the disabled vessel; soon came up
to her, and made her out to be the Bark Vicking, of
SP. E1. Island, with foremast, as well as the head of
mainmast and mizzen top-mast, gone. Hove to and
sent the Chief Mate with two men in boat to board
her and see if she was worth taking into port. On
getting on board the Mate saw that she had been
just abandoned; observed boxes of kerosene through
.a hole that had been scuttled in the deck. On
going into the cabin heard the water swashing about
under the deck, and thinking it not possible to get
her into port, and the weather looking bad he hur-
ried back to his vessel, bringing with him the Vic-
king's log book and the Captain's quadrant, both of
which he found in the Cabin. On looking over the
log book found that the Vickinq was from Norfolk,
Vs., bound to Lowestoft, Suffolk, England. The
last entry in the log-book wasdated 18th February,
the day she left Hampton Roads. Captain Hollis
believes that the crew had been taken off by the
Canima or by the Bark first seen.
[The Canima did not take off the crew of the
Bark Vicking, Capt. McDougall, as was supposed
by Capt. Hollis. Capt. Liddicoat thinks the Capt.
and crew were taken off by the Barque which he
saw hove to to leeward. Saw a boat bottom up
under the bows of the Vicking. The V. registered
349 tons and was built at Charlottetown in 1872.]

The Steamer Bahama, of the Gulf-ports Steam
Ship Company, .Captain Cowell, arrived on Wed-
nesday last from Barbados via Martinique and An-
tigua-for the purpose of taking a cargo of the cot-
ton saved from the stranded steamer Lartington, to
New York.
The B. brought six passengers from Barbados.
She took on board 404 bales of cotton, all she could
obtain at ltamilton,-the bulk of the cotton saved
fi'om the Lartington being at Somerset, and the
weather not permitting her to'go there to take it in.
She left on Saturday last.
During nearly the whole of the time the Bahama
was in port the Police Magistrate was fully occu.
pied. In the first place in reference to the muti-
nous conduct of the Chitf Engineer-who was sen-
tenced to prison for a fortnight with hard labour,
and then with the firemen, they having refused to
work unless their Chief was released from prison
and allowed to return to the Ship. These men were
soon convinced by the Police Magistrate of the folly
of their roceeding, and were permitted to return to
their duty on 'paying a fire of four shillings

lg A Proclamation by Ilis Excellency the Gov-
ernor, declaring the Island of St. Thomas to be an
infected place, appears in the official column of to-
day's Gazette.
The Mails for the Dominion of Canada, New-
foundland and England, to be forwarded by the
Mail Steamer Beta, now due from St. Thomas, will
be made up at Hamilton and forwarded to St.
George's in One Hour after the -BetqWanchors at the
East End.*

A perusal of His Excellency's Speech on Thurs-
day last, closing a lengthy Session of the, Colonial
Parliament, will shew that Sir R. M. Laffan is inot
satisfied with mere official formalities, but probes
to the quick all matters coming under his notice
with a keen analysis, and endeavours to urge his
own conclusions by a strong rational argument
couched in mild language. Perhaps the most im-
portant section. of the whole address refers to the
business of the office of the Colonial Secretary.
The present occupant came to his office with the
superadded duties of conducting the Imperial cor-
respondence, which had been previously performed
by the Private Secretary at Government House, with
an accumulation of arrears in the records, which have
gone on increasing, and which it is utterly impossi-
ble to wipe out with the daily pressing routine du-
ties of the office. To the present -Secretary every-
thing was new, and considering that he had to
make himself acquainted with his official routine
and all beyond it and had to wait on the Governor
himself a deep student of minute details, the won-
der is that the work of the office of Colonial Secre-,
tary has not fallen more behind hand. The prompt
recording of Wills and Deeds is of the highest im-.
portance. The quantity of such work will neces-
sarily vary, and we believe there is hardly an office
of record from Somerset House downwards, where
an efficient clerical staff is provided, that arrears of
work are not to be found. It is a quality of work
which must be carefully done, and cannot be safely
entrusted to mere chance opportunity. The re-
cording of Wills and Deeds is to the general public
the most important of all the duties of the office of
Colonial Secretary, and the necessity of providing a'
prompt remedy for the present unsatisfactory con-
dition of things is of vital consequence to the whole
The necessity of an efficient audit of public ac.
counts before payment was urged by the Governor,
immediately on his assuming office, and in pointing
to the Audit Act of the Session he is able, unfortu-
nately, to demonstrate the force of his reasons by
referring to the irregularities in the accounts of the
principal office of the Colonial Post Office, which
previous Legislative Committees had overlooked.
In the interest of the Officers themselves, of their
sureties and of the public a reliable periodic audit
of accounts is called for. It is satisfactory to find
that His Excellency is in no way disposed to dero-
gate from the full and free scope of Legislative
supervision. The Bankrupt Act is practically in-
operative without a scale of fees, and, if these cannot
ba agreed on, the Act had better be annulled.
I The reference to the crops is important. The
crisis which commenced in 1873, and which proba-
bly reached its height with the great Railway and
Mining Strikes in the United States in 1877, has
had something to do with prices of Bermuda pro-
duce in the American market. But we would
rather seek for the causes of unsatisfactory results
in other reasons. The cost of labour is high
regarded in the amount paid, and the number of
hours in which solid work is done. The next con-
sideration is the quality of the crop. Tempted by
high prices the New York Market has had suddenly
thrust on it a lot of inferior stuff, which has de-
tracted from the reputation of Bermuda produce,
and afforded wholesale dealers an excuse to lower
prices for subsequent shipments. Although the
American market is a large one and the whole crop
of Bermuda but a small per centage after all of its
absorbing capacity, yet much tact is requisite in
making shipments as well as seeing to'their quality,
and especially in the face of other competition from
the Bahamas and the Southern States. And if our
merchants could only agree among themselves on a
system of identifying the grower in the package,
on inspecting and shipping, much better products
would be obtained. There has been a reduction in
all values and Bermuda produce can hardly be ex-
pected to prove a great exception. The experiment
of tobacco growth will be watched with interest,
and the improvement of agriculture cannot fail to
prove attractive, as being on the average a steady
though moderate source of revenue.
The great decline in all prices must, even with the
same volume of imports, affect the revenue derivable
from ad valorem duties, and we therefore do not an-
ticipate large revenue resources to draw upon, and
shall be satisfied if both sides of the public accounts
can be made to balance. Economy in public no less
than in private expenditures seems the pressing
necessity everywhere, in a commercial crisis which
has been of long continuance.


THUSDAY, Riddle's B Mr. T. F. J. Tuck.
6th March. les Bay.. er's Cricket Field.
11th March. } omerset Bridge. .Warwick Camp.
20th rc. } Hungary Bay... .The FlattsVillage.
THURSDAY, The Flatta Vil- IMountLangton.
27th March. lage. Mount Langton
THEa SDA.Y, Hamilton Pa- 1
3rd April. 5rish Church ; Spittal Ponds.

| We call attention to Lady Washington's
Tea Party" advertised in another column, to be held
in St. George's on Thursday.
No effort will be spared to make it a success.
Tickets only 1/6.


OTTAWA, Ont., Feb. 18.-The public accounts for
the year ending June, 1878, were laid before the
House of Commons to-day. The total liabilities of
the Dominion of Canada are placed at $174,957,268,
as compared with $174,675,884 in 1877. Of the
former amount $149,587,912 represents the funded
and unfunded debt, of which sum about $129,000,000
in round numbers is payable in London and the re-
mainder in Canada. The total receipts for the year
were $22,875,011, while the expenditure was $23)-
503,158. The deficit on the year's operations is $1,.
128,147, as against $1,460,027 in 1877.
TRADE WITH FRANCE.-Sir John Macdonald in-
formed the House the government had received in-
formation that France has consented, so far as the
government could go, to allow Canadian ships the
rights asked for in French ports, and that Canada
would, in all probability, speedily be permitted to
trade with France on the most favorable basis.

Kingston, Jamaica, advices of the 13th, Feby.,
describe the invasion of Hayti by an expedition
from Jamaica, which had seized upon the towns of
Morco and San Miguel, and proclaimed Morenay
Benjamin, president. A Government force under
President Canal had gone to San Miguel, and some
skirmishing had taken place, unfavorable to the
Government troops, which were consequently a-
waiting reinforcements,

General Melikoff telegraphs that there have been
neither deaths from, nor cases of the plague in the
surrounded district since his last report.

To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
SIR,-It was with great, satisfaction that I avail-
ed myself last Thursday of an invitation to be pre-
sent at the prorogation of your Honorable House
of Assembly. I respect your free institutions, Sir,
and I respect your Governor, who is always so
kind and polite to all American citizens, and who
has made himself thoroughly acquainted with our
political affairs. It was, therefore,,I repeat, Sir,
'with great pleasure that I came down to your Pub-
lic Building.s on Thursday to witness the interest-
ing ceremony to which I had been so politely in-
And now, Sir, I will ask you to allow me to give
some account of what I saw on Thursday, in order
that through the medium of your valuable paper,
which has, I am told, a pretty considerable circula-
tion in the States, ourl folks at home may learn to
take an interest inBermuda they have never felt be-
fore.. I was not prepared for the imposing spectacle
which" viewed on reaching your Public Buildings,
I had expected 'that your prorogation would be a
quiet Back States' sort of business with a few
visitors like myself, and may be a native or two
looking in to see whether any free drinks were
going. If any thirsty natives did come round,- I
guess they 'soon coiled up-and left, for I did'nt see
a single' Bar on the premises.
Well, Sir, I was, as ] have said, not prepared for
much grandeur; but when I arrived about half-
past twelve I found a Company of the Princess of
Wales' Own.Regiment drawn up outside the Build-
ings with their Band, and inside there was a crowd
of officers awaiting the Governor's arrival.
There were officers in red and gold, and officers
"in blue and gold, officers in cocked hats and officers
in helmets. Altogether there was a fine show of
uniforms, but being perhaps a bit dazzled by the
glare and glitter of: so much color and gold lace,
my ideas began to get rather mixed.-' "
You see, Sir, I am a man of peace, and as I was
coming to see a peaceful performance, I did not at
first'rightly understand why there was so much
warnpaint about. However, when I found that
your Governor isa military man, I could see'that it
was quite natural for him to like to see plenty of
his own cloth round him on this important occasion.
But I had'nt. much time to look around in the
lobby, for I was soon hurried right away upstairs
by a young man in red and gold, who seemed a sort
of military usher, and who was quite as civil,
though not as solemn, as one of our White House
Well, Sir, he took me into a big room, which is,
I am told, the Council Chamber, and there I found
a number of handsome ladies and other visitors as-
sembled. He then fixed me in a first rate place
where I could see all the folks.
At 1 p.m. the Governor, with his lady and daugh-
ter, drove up. The Guard of Honor presented
arms, the Band plaped God Save the Queen," and
Queen Victoria herself might have been proud and
happy to have been there at the moment.
The Governor ascended to the Council Chamber
and mounted into the chair of state, and Lady
Laffan and her daughter joined the group of ele-
gant ladies to the right of the chair.
The members of the Legislative Council were
seated round the table in the centre of the room,
and the ladies to the right of the Governor took up
one side of the room, while the officers and other
gentlemen present were crowded-up on the other
Why that young man in the red tunic separated
the sexes I do'nt know. Perhaps he is a Ritualist
and thinks that during Lent the Church fashion of
keeping men and women apart should be followed at
public meetings; or may be he is a Free-lover and
wanted to take stock of all the ladies, and put them
altogether so as to compare them. I agree with
that young man that there were lovely pickings for
an Agapemone among the fair spectators.
Having been summoned from their House by the
Provost Marshal, the Commons of Bermuda filed in
one by one, headed by their speaker, and as each
came within visw of the chair, he bowed to the
Governor. Now, Sir, I always thought that cha-
racter comes out in a bow. There is the bow of
cordiality and the bow of pride, the nod of famili-
arity and the nod of half respect, the obeisance ser-
vile and the obeisance deferential. Most of these
inclinations were to be seen on Thursday, and
some of the members seemed anxious to get through
while others had evidently studied deportment and
were determined to take their time about bending
and staightening.
When all were ranged around the Councillors
the Governor arose and delivered his speech, which
has already appeared in your columns. Your Gov-
ernor has, I hear Sir, been in the British House of
Commons, and he knows how to speak, and when
to pause so as to give grip to what he has said.
I liked his speech much. There was grit in it,
Sir; and though parts of it may have set some
members' teeth on edge, I believe that, from all I
can learn, they will be wise to follow his advice,
for he seems to have their true interests at heart.
, Your Post Office, Sir, seems to have got into a bit
of a mess, and I am glad to hear you are putting
it straight.
1 Our domestic poet "Josiah Bigelow" says some-
where, Sir,
I do'nt believe in princerpal,
But oh! I do in interest."
I do not go with Josh there, Sir; and while I was
glad to hear that your Governor wished to have
your public accounts properly audited, I was really
pleased to hear that he does not dispute the right
of your Legislature' to have its own audit commit-
tees. That, Sir, is* a'great principle, and I say
stick to that.

Your new,Lighthouse on St. David's Island will,
Hope, riot be much longer getting fixed up. My
sailor friends tell me that it is much wanted.
I was sorry to hear that you did not get as good
prices for your crops last year as you expected. I
have enjoyed some of your early onions and toma-
toes since I have been in Bermnda, and first class
I've found them. Get them to our .big cities, Sir,
and our people will buy all you can bring; but I
wvont go so far as to say that they will pay a dollar
if they can get the same thing handy for ten cents.
What the Governor said of the depressed con-
dition of many of our industries is quite correct.
I know myself many. folks who have had to clew
up. for a spell, and not one half the big things
-are being run now that there were doing a smart
trade two or three years ago. ,
Well, Sir, Vwe must all stand .by fora bit, but
when aa good time comes along-again I hope you
will find your produce go off as briskly as it ever
did before.
I wish your people success in carrying out this
tobacco notion. It's a novelty, Sir, and novelty is
a great thing. It wakes folks up by taking them off
the tram-track, of which they knowevery inch, and
makes them look about a bit.
Now, Sir, I am not going to do any high fa-
lutii" and say I foresee the4daX, when tobacco
grown in Bermuda will cop pete in the markets of
the world with that grown by your friends in Vir-
ginia. It wo'nt do that, because you are too far off
the markets; but if you succeed in producing real
fine tobacco, I do say, and I do hope, that Bermuda
may compete with Cuba, and we shall get better
smokes at lower prices in our country than we do
now. When that time comes around, Sir, I guess
you will find that Bermuda will get her share of
our dollars.
1 must not close this letter, Sir, though I have
already trespassed considerably on your valuable
space, without assuring you that we Americans sin-
cerely sympathized with the last part of your Gov-.
ernor's speech, when, he alluded in such touching
terms to the death of the Grand Duchess of Hesse.

I have not myself, Sir, ever had the pleasure of
seeing your Queen, but I take the liberty of stating
here that Republican institutions do not hinder our
people from taking deep interest in the Royal Fa-
mily of the mother country, or from -sympathizing
with them in their recent bereavement.
I am, Sir,
Your obliged servant,

For the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
The ground intended for the reception of the young
Tobacco plants, on their removal from the seed-beds,
must be prepared with the greatest care.
In Cuba the soil is first broken by a good deep plough-
ing, about the same time that the seed is being sown
in the seed-beds. This first ploughing turns over the
fop surface, and buries all useless grasses and weeds,
which, thus buried, soon rot, and enrich the earth by
their decomposition.
Three weeks or thereabouts afterwards a plentiful
supply of short well rotted stable manureis spread as8
evenlyas possible over the whole surface, .and this is
. immediately followed by a second ploughing, the ridges
and furrows of which are made to cross those of the first
ploughing at right angles or nearly so. in order more

A week or ten days later the soil is turned over a third
time with the plough, and care is then taken to remove
all roots, and undecayed portions of weeds, and other
rubbish that may be brought to the surface by the
ploughshare, so as to leave the ground as clean and as
even as possible. These weeds and other rubbish are
removed at once to the manure heaps, as, if left at the
sides of the fields, as is too often the case in less care-
ful husbandry, they become favorite breeding places for
numbers of noxious insects which do much subsequent
damage to the crops..
After the third ploughing the ground is left undis-
turbed till the young plants in the seed-beds are ready
for transplanting. Tho fields are then harrowed-to
remove any small weeds that may have sprung up since
the last ploughing-and to complete the disintegration
and levelling of the soil:. as soon as possible after this
harrowing the young plants are planted out.
In Bermuda the above course of husbandry cannot
always be completely followed, for in Bermuda the spade,
the hoe, and the fork, are more used than the plough
for breaking up and working the soil, but nevertheless,
in all their broad and essential features the series of
agricultural operations prescribed for plantations in
Cuba may be followed with advantage here :-bearing
in mind that the aim and object of them all is to get the
ground perfectly clean and free from weeds-to break
up all lumps, and bring the earth to a finely divided
state-to mix it thoroughly with the manure-and to re-
duce the whole as nearly as possible to a uniform and
level surface.
The young plants should be planted in shallow
trenches, twelve inches wide, by three or four inches
deep, laid out about two and a half feet apart from
centre to centre. The plants should stand about two
feet apart in each trench. The young plants should.
as a general rule, be taken up early in the morning, be-
fore the sun's rays have yet dried off the moist dews
from the ground, and they should be put away carefully
in baskets, in some shady place, till three or four
o'clock in the afternoon of the same day, when they
may be planted. By being planted at this late hour
they escape being dried up and withered by exposure to
the sun during the heat of the day, and have the whole
of the subsequent night with its shade and its refresh-
ing dews to take root and establish themselves in the
ground: nevertheless on cloudy days, when the air
is cool and moist, the planting out may be carried on all
the day long.
The young plants should never be removed from the
seed-beds while the ground is very dry. If there has
not been sufficient rain to keep the soil of the seed-beds
in a moderately moist state, the plants should be care-
fully watered the evening before it is intended to trans-
plant them ;-and these young plants should never be
pulled out of the ground with the hand,-a proceeding
by which their tender roots are broken, and their slen-
der stems so injured by the pressure of the fingers that
many plants die, and the survivors are thrown back
very much in their growth :-they should be dug up
with a light'gardener's trowel, and then taken care'"ullv
from the loose ball of earth thus raised, without injury
to any part of the plant.
In like manner-if the earth in the trenches be very
dry-it is usual to mark out the place for each plant in
the trench and then to pour out in each place about
a pint of water. The mode of planting which is
found most successful is then, as follows:-A young
plant is taken up in the right hand, holding the
stem lightly a little above the parting of the roots,
and then, with the left hand, a hole is made in the
ground, using the four fingers of the left hand press-
ed close together. Into this hole are inserted the roots
and about an inch or so of the stem of the plant
-making the roots spread out as evenly as possible
on every side-and then-while the right hand still
holds and supports the stem-with the left hand the
planter fills up the hole with earth which he proceeds to
press very lightly over the roots.-This operation re-
quires great care anu practised skill,-for, if the earth be
pressed too hard, it impedes the growth of the plant,-
whereas if it be not pressed sufficiently the roots may
become dried up very soon during the prevalence of hot
weather,-and this would be equally injurious.
On being transplanted the young plants usually
appear to stop growing for ten or twelve days, and
many of them even seem to wither and fade in very hot
weather, but, if the transplanting has been carried out
with the precautions and the care prescribed in this
paper, the planter need not feel alarmed at these ap-
pearances ;-during this apparent paralysis the plants
are extending their roots, and establishing themselves
in their new position, and their subsequent growth will
be all the more rapid and luxuriant. A few may die,
and as soon as this is perceived, and it may be ascer-
tained with certainty in four or five days from the time
of their removal, the failures should all be removed and
replaced by fresh plants from the seed beds.

.A .Since the vacancy existing in the Incumbency
of Trinity Church in this town from August, 1877, the
Rector of Pembroke hab been most ably assisted in
carrying on the regular services of the Church, by the
Revd. E. H. Goodwin-Military Chaplain at Prospect,
who takes his departure for England this week by the
Canima. The Vestry as the Executive of the Pew-
holders, have we understand, acknowledged the gratui-
tous services, so freely and voluntarily rendered. The
Rev. gentleman, preached on Sunday evening an im-
pressive discourse, on the religious life having its sole
reliance on Christ 'the great source of all energy.

For the Royal Gazette.
It is a matter of congratulation to the Parishioners
of Sandy's and Southampton that a Rector has been
appointed to the living. The Rev. Bruce MacKay was
inducted in these Parishes on Saturday the let inst.,
prior to this date the Revd. gentleman performed Di-
vine Service and preached in both Churches to large
congregations. During the last eighteen months
Sandy's has been favored with the ministrations of sev-
eral of the resident Clergy.
To the Revd. Mr. Harboard, Chaplain of the Dock-
yard, and to the Revd. Mr. Robinson ofH. M. S. Rover,
the Parishioners are specially .indebted: these gentle-
men manifested a warm interest in the spiritual welfare
of the people both by their impressive discourses, and
their readiness in the performance of the various duties
appertaining to their sacred calling.
The Parishioners cannot but fully appreciate, and be
thankful for the Clerical aid afforded them in their time
of need.

An accident occurred on board the Bahama on the
morning of her arrival. Captain H. Conyers, who
has the management of the discharging and load-
ing of the vessels of this line when in Bermuda, in
going below to see to the proper disposition of the
coal fell through an open space in the deck into a
coal bunker-a fall of from 12 to 14 feet-and it
was feared when he was discovered that he was fa-
tally injured; but happily such was not the case and
though he was dreadfully shaken-for he is not of
light weight-no bone was broken and he hopes to
- be all right again-in a day or two.

S (Fromn our p6acal Sportiayg Correspondent.)
I shall really before very long have to come to you
for protection, and perhaps even have to beg you to
do something towards keeping the peace; for Mrs.
Tally Ho, dear old woman that she is, is getting so
awfully jealous, that, if my life is not .actually in
danger, my freedom certainly is. Mrs. T. swears
a bad habit she does not, often indulge in, that if
she hears of any more of Those flighty young fillies
(she must have picked upI the last word when she
used to write to you on Seorting affairs during my
absence in the States last Year) as she calls. Geor-
gina, Arabella, Minerva Ond others, setting their]
caps at me, which she thinks they must do by their,
letters, she won't allow me to go beyond our own'
garden gate, except to Church with her on a Sunday.
Now that would be a real misfortune you know-
for to say nothing of being hitched up to one'swife's
apron strings, what would the Bermuda Public do
without the service of your Sporting Correspondent,
and I could not well give you accounts of the
doings of the Hunt, unless I was there myself.
Certainly we elderly nien always do seem to be the
favorites with-the fair sex-of all ages :-how many
a gay young dog would give his ears to have all
the nice things said of him that have been said of
your Sporting Contributor by more than one female
admirer; and just think of the number there
must be when one of them" writes to tell you all
she knows about him, evidently a great deal.
.What she says is very flattering, to a man of my
age, who is not quite so slim as he was once, upon
a time. Yes, I do pride myself I can pirouette
a little still, and I may have been fair once, before
I got weather beaten and grey. Then as to sing-
ing perhaps I still have some remains of the voice
Mrs. T. tells me I had when I used to serenade her.
So Arabella thought she had spotted me! She evi-
dently does not think I am a light weight-Power-
ful build indeed! penetrating eye-brows! oh, very
very much so I: admire hey preference for wishing
still -to dream as to whom I may be-it is far the
most sensible thing to do.-It is too bad of -Mrs. T.
and her sincere friend Dolly" to write and tell tales
of me, but I certainly deny any cap fitting.---How
everlastingly obliged they ought to be to "Miner-
va" for taking up the cndgels for them, and it is
so delicious to see such compassion shewn for un-
wary young sisters" though I think I can see un-
derneath the sharp and,bitter words of "Minerva"
a secret tender feeling for that craftylTally Ho,"
a feeling she is evidently trying hard to smother.-
What a nice name too "Minerva" is!! I am deep-
ly grieved that she is so far removed as she says
she is from the little circle in which she imagines
Tally Ho" moves, and I sincerely hope that be-
fore long she may come up and join the parts
which I can assure her is a very delightful one.
But all this has nothing to do with my proper
subject so now for the Hunt. Since I last wmote
we have had three very pleasant days, aad 1
am delighted to say a very fair number of rider
each time.-Tuesday, llth February, we met a|
Smith's Church, and finished at Woodlands" thq
residence of Mr. Hurd.-The afternoon was just
the one for a gallop, cloudy and pleasantly cool.-
Some dozen riders were reedy to start at 3 p.m.,
and pretty sharp on the hour the master sounded
his horn and off we started. We began with some
stiff rails alongside the road.-There is a way round
to tempt the unambitious, but nearly all negoti-
ated the well known obstacle.-But Hullo what's
up with the Flying Doctor, evidently making
friends with his mare at starting, for having got
over the fence, he has taken a voyage of discovery
up to her head, and we see him sitting comfortably
on her left cheek, and to all appearances whispering
soft nothings into her ear. It was an interesting
position, and we wondered how the Doctor would
return to 'his saddle, however, he did crawl back
without taking ground, and we rejoiced to see him
once more in his proper place-The mare did also, I
should say.
All safely over, away we went with a capital
scent over pretty nearly the usual line towards the
North Shore, except that after crossing the South
Road we made for the Devonshire College land,
and skirting the railing surrounding it, descended
on to the middle road, and crossing Devodihire
Marsh had a smart burst over the grass along the
North side of it. Turning up through Watling-
ton," we jumped the fence below the Brigade Ma-
jor's house then over a wall to the land below "Sea
View" house, now occupied by Captain Munro, and
so we got on to the Fort Langton road. From
thence the scent took us right along the hills to
Mount Langton, through which we raced, enjoy-
ing the gallop down the hill and over the usual
fences. A short detour along the shore as far as Mr.
Hamley's house, whence we turned over the hills on
to the road to Pembroke Church, brought us into
Mr. Hurd's grounds and we ended a good run 'Over
some fences kindly made up for us. A very large
gathering had assembled to see the finish, and all
were invited up to the House, where we were most
hospitably entertained by Mr. and Mrs. IHurd, and
where we danced and enjoyed ourselves as only
people in Bermuda can do, till a late hour in the
evening-what a capital institution those pleasant
dances after the Hunts are !-They have indeed
helped to make them more popular than ever.
Thursday, 20th February.-The meet was at
Whale Bay, and right glad I was to see Lady Laf-
fan among the riders. Soon after the start an im-
provised impediment of formidable height-tried
the jumping powers of the foremosthorses-and
brought one of the number to grief. His rider
was however equal to the occasion, and was soon in

the van again. -Some nice gallopingground gave us
an enjoyable ride towards the Light House--going
to the South of the light-atd past Mr. Fraser's
House, we reached Warwick Camp, where a num-
ber of soldiers and their friends, collected to see
some athletic sports-had a view of the Hunt as we
flew by. The Course took the usual line to Mr. W.
Frith's and across Mr. E. Harvey's ground to the
Sand Hills giving us some very nice jumps in this
part of the run. We found the beach in capital
condition for a gallop, and finished an enjoyable
ride at racing pace.
Tuesday, February 25th.-A St. George's day.
Several ladies graced the meet at the Swing Bridge.
The scent took us first towards the Ferry point over
some good galloping ground, then popping over a
wall on to the old Ferry road we turned towards
the town. From Mullet Bay we took the old
course round the foot of Fort George Hill, jumping
' several good walls, at one of which I regret to state
one of our foremost lady riders was unfortunately
overturned. The fall was an ugly one, but luckily
no real harm was done, and we continued our run.
Past navy wells we went, the pace increasing as
we got. on to the good turf near the Barracks. A
large gathering of visitors were assembled to see
us fly the walls, in and out of the R.A. and R.E.
Mess Compound-after negotiating which we gal-
loped across the Drill field, and round the Hospital,
and so through Mr. Hyland's ground and over his
boundary wall to the appointed finish at the Offi-
cers Mess 46th Regiment. Here we found exten-
sive arrangements made for a festive wind-up be.
fore the Lenten season. A delightful evening
followed, and dancing was kept up with great spirit
for several hours, to the admirable music of the
Regimental string band.
Though she evidently did not know it one of the
dear creatures who have lately rushed into print
danced with I

Hamilton, March 1st, 1879.


To Captain Mayor, of the Excelsior, and Mr
Steward Wilson, we arelindebted for New York pa
pers of the 21st ultimo.


H. M. S. Ospray, Commander Honble. H. H.
A'Court, four guns was to leave San Francisco c n
the evening of the 17th February, after takin tIn
coal and ammunition, for Sitka, in response to the
appeal of the citizens there. Alaska belongs to the
The San Francisco Alta says, "Years ago no-
thing would do but we must purchase Alaska. Our
government purchased it and did various things to
induce its settlement; but all at once, in a fit of
contemptible economy, abandoned the people to
their fate and the tender mercies of savages who
know no mercy-to the very class who put to death
the officers, crew and passengers of the steamer
Wright some years ago. The people of Sitka have
been left unguarded, unprotected, apparently un-
cared for, by the Executive and Congress, and now
cemes the cry of the abandoned American citizens of
Alaska for aid, hoping for none Irom our own gov.
ernment. Our nation is stamped with the disgrace
before the civilized world of having our people ap.
ply to the representatives of a foreign government
for protection, and the reasons given for this appeal
to the British for protection are based on the fact,
as the petition says, that We have made applica-
tion to our government for protection and aid.
Thus far it has taken no notice of our applica-
The Constitutiopal Convention of San Francisco,
and the Nevada Assembly having passed resolu-
tions asking the President to sign the Anti-Chinese
bill, it being of vital importance to the citizens of
these States 'bat restrictionon Chinese immigra-
tion should be speedily adopted.
A special despatch from Geneva to the Post
says :-" The contractor for the St. Gothard Rail-
way tunnel is treating with a group of French finan-
ciers to pierce the Simplon."
The directors of the St. Gothard railway say they
will complete the line at least 6,000,000f. cheaper
than the estimated cost.
An outbreak of pleuro-pneumonia among cattle
in Manchester is announced.
In the Haddington district Sir David Wedder-
burn (liberal) bas been elected to Parliament by
921 votes, over Mr. Macdonald (conservative), who
received 723 votes.
The Barque Eliza Barss, Captain Hollis, with a
full load of prime oxen arrived at St. George's on
Wednesday morning last from New York. Captain
Hollis, with his usual kindness, sent us a file of
New York papers up to the 19th ultimo.
At Barbados on the 19th ultimo:-H. M. Ships Bel.
lerophon, (bearing the Flag of Vice Admiral Sir A.
Inglefield,) Rover, Tourmaline, Blanche, Argus, Con-
test, Pert, Zephyr, Plover.
And of .Verchat Vessels-Steamer 1, Ships 1, Barks
18, Brigs 6, Brigantines 9, Schooners 18-in all 62 ves-
sels at anchor in Carlisle Bay.
The Am. Schr. Henry Whitney was in Quarantine,
why, not stated, but would be released on the 21st if all
continued well on boaad.
= A SUPPLEMENT of two columns ac.
? companies this issue of the Gazette. It
contains the latest news from England and from
Sauth Africa, Afghanistan, &c.
BIRTH, at Point Shares, Pembroke, MRS. RICHARD
DIED, at Jackville, Hamilton Parish, on Friday
Feby. 28, LUITPOLD MACH, of Philadelphia, Pa.,
about 30 years of age.
......,in this Town, on 17th Feby., at the resi-
dence of her sister, MRS. ZERICHO BURCHALL, at the
advanced age of 84 years. The deceased was for
more than 40 years a faithful member and 24 years
a zealous lass leader of the Wesleyan Church in
Hamilton. Doubtless she is gone to reap the
triumphant rewards of her earthly labours.- (Com.)


To Farmers and Others interest-
ed in Bermuda

The Undersigned solicits consignments to
Mlessrs. .*. Beu. uetl Co.,
During the coming Crop Season, and will for-
ward same fiee of charge for his services.
Prompt Sales, a:.d Returns guaranteed.
ltam:l'op, March 3, 1879.-3 3p
Has just received another lot of
Sign of the Big Cigar,"
46 & 47 Front St., I Hamilton.
Ma-rh 3, I'79.

On Tuesday last, at or between St. George's
and Hamilton.
Liberal Reward on return of same to A. Le
MELLEN, Hamilton Hotel.
March 4, It-79.-1 pd

To importers from Aeew York.

The Undersigned has forwarded
instructions for
To be despatched from New York for this Port
-On Saturday 15th inst.
Orders to be sent per New York Mail hence on
On Thursday next.
Per Diy Barrel........... .. .......40 Cents.
Measurement Goods per Cubic Foot.. 8 Cents.
]Kerosene Oil per Barrel............ $1.
Please apply to
New York.
SIluamiltou, 4th March, 1879.
ff "Colonist" copy.

New York M1ail Steamer.

We have been instructed by WE WILL SELL, The Steam Ship
The Rev. E. H. Goodwin, AT PUBLIC AUCTION, Canima,"
Chaplain to the Forces, Undldr the Mgii Sheed, Captain LIDDICO.AT,

To Sell, at his Resid


Lane Hill, near Prospect,
At 12 o'clock, Noon,

This-Day Tuesday,
4th March,
The whole of his

&c., &c., &c.,
Comprising in part as follows, viz.:
Drawing Room.
Cane-seat CHAIRS Easy CHAIRS
Rocking and Madeira CHAIRS
MATTING Candlesticks and Lamps.

Dining Room
PLATES, DISHES and other Crockery
DECANTERS and other Glassware
Dessert SET CLOCK, &c., &c.
Earth CLOSET Chamber Ware, &c., &c.

A Lot of Kitchen U TENSILS
Garden TOOLS, &c., &c.
0:,7 Should Tuesday prove unfair the sale
will take place on the next day, Wednesday.
A uctioneers.
Hamilton, March 4, 1879.
For Benefit of whom it may Con-

By Auction,
''LL E SO .LD,
4th March, at 12 o'clock,
(More or Less,)

Damaged on board the Bark Carolina Z.,"
Captain Zolezzi, put into this Port in dis-
tress on a voyage from Philadelphia bound
to Europe.
St. George's, 4th March, 1879.
The Subscriber
Has just received per Canima" an assortment

J| -Boots & Shoes,
Ladies, Gents, Youths, and Children's sizes
which he offers for sale at low CASH
At the same time he wishes to inform all who
are indebted to him that their Acounts MUST 'e
$ettled by the 31st day of March, otherwise they
will be placed in legal hands for collection with-
out respect of persons.
Nos. 46 & 47 Front St,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
March 3, 1879.

TVORY Handle and other Table
Superior Pocket KNIVES
Galvanized Wire Sash LINK
SCYT ES, SICKLIS and Sharpening Stones
A Variety of

BIR l Cs G ES,
New Patterns, at low prices
New Stock Kerosene STOVES,
Some of New Patterns.
Hamilton, March 4th, 1879.-1


SEHE genuine Article can be obtained in Au-
gust or early in September next by apply-
ing to the Undersigned before the 10th day of
April, 1879. Persons can also engage the same
by applying to JOHN B. ZUILL, Esqr., Somer-
set, and AUBREY J. HODSDON, Esqr., Hlam-
As the Subscriber sold every pound of his
last importation, persons purchasing of him this
year can rest assured that the Seed will be
Flatts, March 3rd, 1819,-tf

At I o'clock, ,Will leave for New York
At 1 I'.1. .
On Thursday next, oem THCRW3Afu

6th instant,
25 Bags OATS
10 Bags Pearl BARLEY, 25 lbs. each
5 Do. OATMEAL, 25 lbs. each
50 Sugar-cured HAMS
25 Superior DO.
10 Drums CODFISH
25 Kegs and Tubs BUTTER
5 Boxes Sweet CHOCOLATE, 6 lbs. each
5 Bls. ONIONS 5 Boxes SOAP
1 Case, 10,000 SEGARS, Brand" Tip-top"
3 Hhds. Halifax ALE
Barrels London Bottled ALE, Pints
Do. Do. Do. PORTER, Pints
Pitch Pine BOARDS, 12 inch thick
White Pine DO., 2 do. do.
500 lbs. Assorted CANDIES, ex Canima"
1 Cottage PIANO
1 Piano STOOL
1 Handsome Loo TABLE
8 Handsome Mahogany CHAIRS in Morocco
1 Draught

1 Covered CARRIAGE to seit 4
1 Open WAGGON to seat 2 persons
1 HARNESS, Silver Mounted, not long in use
1 Small

6th larch,
To leave thence for return on
1 3th instant.
Speci.., Parcels and Freight to be receive]
until (i p.m., Wednesday, 5th.
Bills of Lading will be signed until 10 n.m.,
lith instant.
TROTT 4. COX,v,,.
lhinillon, Berinuad 4th .\larch, 1879.


R2DCTJfI-A O0 P.L ainj 1.f
From the Ist March the premium on TREAS-
URY BILLS will be reduced to
1 per cent premium on gold,
1 per cent silver.
Treasury (C'het Officer.
February 28, 1879.-2
Colonist twice.


T a .


Bermuda Cow, .TIA TA .
In good condition. a, ,

1 BOAT, 18 feet keel, breadth of
beam 6 feet 8 inches, with Mast, Sails
and Ballast.
Hamilton, March 3rd, 1879.

We have been instructed to Sell,
At 12 o'clock

On Friday Next,
The 7th instant,
Comprising in part:
2 Window FRAMES and SASHES
. Iron BUOYS
1 ANCHOR, about 500 lbs.
B. W. WVAL K ER & CO.,
Hamilton, March 3rd, 1879.

Dry Goods Sale.

Tbe wale at 9tuctoii

Stock-in- Trade
Of the Late
1ly. Triluinlghlsn, 1hsq..,
At 12 o'clock

On Monday Next,
10th instant.
B. W. WJIV1L ER 4 CO.,
Hamilton, March 4th, 1879.

Valuable Ieal Estate
in the To' n of Hamilton, situated on
the corner of the Sixth Longitudinal
Street and Union Street of the said
Town. The Lot measures 150ft. x 50ft. The
House contains eight room, with modern im-
provements, in the best order. Terms accom-
Particulars furnished on application to
57 Front St., Hamilton.
March 3, 1479.-3

For Sale.

Royal Bermuda racht Club
Nearly new, lately owned by .Major IIUT,T
l-19th Regiment.
r Pil.t.
Warwick, March 3, f879.-3pd.

IN T T Tow. #L\

The ith March, 187G, at 7 p.m.
The Waiters-Young Ladius and Gentlenen
of the Town, assisted by others-will be dres-ed
in costu:nes of ashi:ltun's l)ay.
There will be Uncle 'ITomn' Cabin, Rebecca at
the Well, a Gipsy Tent, and ta.iy otln-r amuso-
Should Thursday EIvening prive nntfv rbl!e
the Party wi!l be held on Fridaiy.
TICKET'S can be obtained at the Stores of
J. It. Fox, Outerbridgo & .11cCall:i, E. \V.
Wolff's and at the door.
The String Ilaimd of the 46th Regt. will be ii
ADMlITTANCE--/6, Chil.r-on !/.
fly Order of Commuitee,
W. J.\ A. BOYIfF,
ecretir .
St. George'-, 1st Mlarch, 1879.

'lie Stibscriber
lIegs to inform his Customers that
lie will have a new Stock of

(If his usually well selected quality, by ani ealy
vessel, which he %ill sell at a low rate ftir im-
inediate delitiery from tihe \Vi rf.
To Close a Consignment,

India Pale ALE
Bottled tny Messrs. Ind, Coope & Co., of the
lIest quality, at 6s. per dozen.
ItHnilton, March 4th, 1879.-I


United States JMail Steamers.

NEVADA sails March I, at 7 a.m.
WISCONSIN sails March 18, at 2 p.m.
WYOMING sails March 25, at 7 n.m.
MONTANA sails,April I, at Noon.
N KV \I)A sails April 15, at 1 p.m.
WIS .ONSIN sails April 22, at 6 a.m.
WYOMING sails April 29, at 11 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Ste%% -
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are .n-
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
each Steamer.
The U.S. Mail Steamer Canima"from laer
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer hail-
ing next day.
A gent.,
29 Broadway, New York.
4ew York, February 27, 1879.

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L monuds


&C., &O,

East Broadway, Hamilton

The subscriber would call the attention of
the public to the fact that he has continually
advanced in the improvement of his manufac-
ture, as the gradual increase of his trade will
testify. He has Low perfected arrangements
whereby he can manufacture equal if not su-
perior to any of the kind in the larger cities of
the United States or Europe, and respectfully
mollclts a continuance of the patronage hereto.
for soliberally bestowed.
W2 All orders pro mptly attended to and delivered
in any part of the Island free of charge.

eniclaimed Le tters.
Wm Adami, Thomas Adams. ''m rD Adamq, Miss
C E Adams, RAtlvood, S D Barrett, Margaret fIan
Alice Eliza Buitefir i, Charlotte Burgess, Frances
Butti field, MIrs Wn (Car.ton, J S B Cox, Thous -[
Dirlington, W A Douglas, Mrs Ann Dill, TT Davis,
Mrs Dilks, Mrs Hehlna Darrell, Miss Lyldia Darrell,
Miss Alice Dill, Samuel Phillip Davis, iH R Duer-
den, Miss Rosalie Darrell, Miss Isabella A Eve, Mrs
L Fowler, Benj Puble', Mrs John R Gib-on, Miss
Grisot, Samuel Bi Henry, John F llt.noy, Miss
Elizabeth E Jones, Henry A James, W H Jones,
Mr John S Johnson, Sarah.Ingham, Mrs Zelia Jones,
C P S Jemmeit, Mrs Jane Lightbourn, Richard D
Lee, James A Lu'ther, Ju's Ignacio Machada, Chas
IiMcCary, Marinel J Marchell, John M Morris,
Elizi Newman, J S P'aiman, John vearson, Hinry
Purdy, Mrs Francis W Richardson, Albert J Richard-
son, Jamcs Robinson, William Romeo, Mr Thos
Richardson, Mrs Eliza Smith, James L Smith, Mrs
Cornelius Steele, Antonio de SouzI Sequeire. Joze
Francisco da Silveira, An'ntiio Machado do Souza,
Miss E Swan, Julia Tucker, Mrs Catherine R White,
T R'Williams, Luticia A Willion a.
Post Office, Hamilton, March 4, 1P79.
A MAIL for England direct, per H. M. S."At.
alanta," closes at the Post Office, hamilton, this
(Tuesday) morning, at Seven o'clock.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, United States Do-
minion of Canada, and N!,fou idlhnd per Steamer
"Canimna," close at the Post Office, Hamilton, on
THURSDAY NEX F, at Ten A.M. Correspond.
ef.ce rectiveJ by the Forenonon Mails on that day
will be in time. Late Letters can be posted front
ten to half.past twelve of the Forenoon of that diy
on i.aymetn- of double postage. Letters posted after
ten o'clock, and not paid with double postage, will
not be forwarded.
FICE STI. GEORGE'S, IAt March, 1879.-
Mrs A rAlbuoy, Israel Burchal, (East End), C R
Burgess, Mrs Crawford, Henry Cooper (S!. David's) -
Joseph i)ickinson (St. David's,) David Deal 2, A--
thur Fox (St. David's), J S Francisco, J W C Ga'.
laz, Mrs M E Goijd, Capt L Grasso, G Gidlow
46ih Iegt, Henry Ilayw.ird, Charles Hayward, J L
Hopkins, S A Hiano, Mrs A J llodson, George Jen-
ninus (St. D vid's), Mrs Johnson, Benj La!m.b (St.
David's) T S AlMartin, J Millett, W Peters, Arrs A
Peniston, Thos Richardson (St David's), B S Rich-
erdscn, Capt E Redhead, Charlotte Robinson, F S
Rhodes, Peter Smith (East End, Thos Simmons,
Ann Smith, John H Smith, Sarah Simmotids, Wmn
Tucker (St David's), Janu s Tyne, Samual Thomas,
J Wallon, Jas Waldron, J H Wood, Mrs E Williams,
Henry Watt, C H Wilkson.

a urt "a *a te

guir"t"ture *ale*

.* .* :. 5

BIj i ls aExcellen'i M a:or-
General 1,71 I 'OHERT
[L.S..1 .] Ml 11 I/: L \ IFA N,
R. M. I affau, K C. M G., Governr.
Major-General, (Connani/er-in-Chief, and
Governor t Comman- Ordinarq in and over these
der-in-Chief. Islands, 8e., $ie., r-c.
a Droctaitnatio11.
.W I R I ,\ information has reached Me,
'CH IF aforesaid that YELLOW FIVElit
has appeared at the Island of ST. TIOMAS:
I do therefore, by virtue of the power and au-
thority in me vested by an Act of the I.egisla-
ture of these Islands. entitled An Aet to con-
solid,te and amend the Qu:irantine- Laws," and
by and with the advice and consent of Her Ma-
j tv,'As Coulncil Cfo iheese lslai.d liereby issin
t is MY I'N CL AI \TlION, :nid do hereby
niak known that ilhe aid I:4l:in(l of ST. 'I'H()-
.I X\ is an INFIPCrEI)1 PL CE within
the inca g ii of the said Act.
And I do hereby strictly char.o and command
all Pilots going on board or taking charge of any
Vessel arriving at these Islinds front the afore-
sa:id Island, forthwith to cotidnet the same to
some one of the Quara:tine Stations prescribed
by the ialhver n imned Act, there to reinaln until
ste shill be visited by the I I health Officer, who
shall thlercupon give such orders. and directions
as the circumstances of each case may justify and
to his s. id () 'iee mlay appertain.
(Given under my Hand and the Great
Seal of these Islands, this
Twenty-fifth day of February
1879), and in the 42nd year of
11er Majesty's IReign.
By His Excellency's Command,
Colonial Secretary.



__________________________________ ...u~ ~ ~- -~ -~- ____________________

PVoccvdings of the Honorable Leg-
islative Council.

Thursday, 27th February, 1879.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable Win. H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Eugenius Harvey,
4" Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Reer. Genl.,
G. S. Tucker.
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
At 1 o'clock His Excellency the Governor at-
tended at the Council Chamber in conformity to
previous notification of proroguing ihe Legislature,
and having taken his seat on the Throne, and the
House of Assembly having been summoned by the
Provost Marshal General, His Excellency was
pleased to close the Session with the following
Speech :-
[For Speech see 1st page of this Gazette.]
His Honor the President then, by command of
His Excellency the Governor, declared the present
Colonial Parliament to be prorogued to Saturday,
the 5th day of April, 1879.

Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of -Issembly. .
Thursday, 27th February.-The Provost. Marshal
General summoned the House to attend His Excel-
cellency the Governor at the Council Chamber.
The House waited upon-His Excellency accord-
ingly when His Excellency was pleny was lased to close the
Session with the following Speech to the Legislative
Council and House of Assembly.
[For Speech see 1st page of this Gazette.]
His Honor the President of the Council then, by
command of His Excellency the Governor, declared
this present Colonial Parliament prorogued to Sat-
urday, the 5th day of April next.




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 of 10 a. m.
Sand 2 p.m., daily.

.:Feby. 10th, 1879.

District Comy. Genl.

407. By His Excellency Major.GenePal SIR
M.G., Goveinor, Commander-in-
Chiej, Vice Admiral and Ordinary,
in and over these Islands, fc., gc.,
":W. has prayed for Administration on the
Estate of WILLIAM BELL, late of Sandys
Parish in these Islands M aster, Mariner, deceased.
S, This is thereforeto give notice, that if any
,.Person or Persons can shew any just Cause why
the said Administration should not be granted un-
to the said JOSEPH LIISH E BELL, he, she,
p or they are to file his, her, or theii Caveat in writ-
ing, in the Secretary's Office of these Islands
within Fifteen days from the publication hereof,
otherwise the said Administration wil b-e granted
accordingly. .. :
Colonial Secretary.
Dated at the Secretary's Offie,, 3)
this 24th day of Feby., 1879. 3

To Farmers and Shipers of

AVING had several years experience in this.
line of business, I desire to comtiiue in
the same during the coming 'rop Season, and
respectfully solicit any consignments you may
forward to this market. I "will endeavour to
realize the highest Market prices, render Sales
and Remittances promptly.
Of Hamilton, Bermuda,
ill attend to receiving and invoicing all con-
signments for me, and will give all information
necessary for benefit of Shippers.
I remain, yours, &c.,
With Messrs. O'Connor & Judge,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
New York.
The ui designed offers for sale a few Barrels
Viz.: Garnet, Minnesota, Early.
Hamilton, February 24, 1879.-2


A light Standing-Top

Has just been painted and trimmed, and is in
every respect comfortable.
ith a complete set Brass Mounted

FOR X24.
Saddlery & i arness Establishment, under
Town Lall,a! Front St., Hamilton.
Feby. 17, 1&79.

Wl :I-a P 0D U C ;
This Season to New York,
I Siws; ffi ddlelto ACo.,
All under their Shippin-g number 3, and which
he: respectfully solicits ; prompt sales and returns
Hamilton, February 17, 1879.-3

I will receive andi forward Con-
signments of

Messrs. A. W. YEayward & Go.
M% r. Nash will be with us later in the Season.
May be found at E. !. .J)NES'S.
Cor. of Reid and QueenSts.
lanmilton, 2 2nd Janu. ry, 1879.

^ Xf fi%

H6. A. YOUNG & CO.,
G^U-a^ -AUTO A
Commission M Ierchants,
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. l)iscounts allowed when
obtained on all 'Purchases and Shipments.
February 3, 1879.

Money to Loan
Apply to
Corner of P eid & Parliament i ts.,

4a & Q Feby. 17, 1879. Hamiltor,

Hard Stone Lime. R. P. Atkins & Co.,
WOOD BURNvT LIME. Purveyors to II. M. Army and Navy,
3500 ,43ushels Hard Stone Wood AT LOW PSRICS'
Burnt LME. Id P L A L E,

For ialoe y It. U. OUUT l LRISiDtl, P,, tause-
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.


1tHE above WATCHES for both
Ladies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
on hand by the Undersigned: Any grade Move-
ment not in Stock will be furnished at the
Manufactor's list price. Also, make to order
any style of Case with Crest, Monogram, &c.,
Remember the American Watch Co. received
the Gold Medal at the late Paris Exhibition.
Front Sti eet, liamilton, ?
Dec. 16, 1878. u.o.o.

Flatts Village Boarding
r THIS is a very beautiful place. Is situated
at the junction of the roads at the Flatts,
and is known as Palmetto Grove." Is within
twenty minutes drive of Hamilton, and quite
near the Walsingham Caves. It borders on the
beautiful.sheet of water, ttarrington Sound, a
famous place for sea bathing.
The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for pleasure
excursions on the bound and other waters. lie
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very reasonable terms.
September 3, 1878.

Horse, Carriage 4* Cart,
0 RU I
rtTHE Undersigned having resumed Business
at his old Stand, Corner of Church and
Junction Streets, near Hamilton I lotel, takes
this method of thanking his friends and the pub-
lic generally for past favours, and huimnlbly soli-
cits a continuance of same.
January 6, 1879.

With Immediate Possession,
That- D)esirable Family Residence in Paget Pa-
rish, known as

Lately occupied by the Misses Gilbert, with Pas-
ture and Garden Land attached,
To persons desiring a pleasant situation fto
the winter months, or a longer period, the above
affords numerous inducements.
Full particulars can be obtained on applica-
tion to


Novr. 25, 1878.

For Sale,

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

Specially Brewed for the Climate,
Bass & Co's. ALE,


& Co's.


Bass & Guinness in Bottle
Front St., H.milton, Jany 28, 1879.--im

!Momently expected a large Supply
FISHI G u.2'@O,
Which will be disposed of at a reasonable price.
The Article speaks for itself.-Farmers who
have, during the last four seasons, tried this
Manure pronounced it A 1.
Call at once and engage the quantity you re-
St. George, Bermuda, Oct. 28, 1878.


Potatoes! Potatoes!
Potatoes! Potatoes! Potatoes !

On Hand and to arrive,
lot of

a Prime

Potatoes for Seed.
The above for sale Cheap to Cash customers
St. George's, Bermuda,
Oct. 28th, 1878.

For Sale,
Ce /' *s ffd '
To Seat. ForPer sons, -
Strongly built, suitable for a Let Stable. New-
ly painted and believed to-be in good order.
Apply at, the'" Royal-G .iz1,1:t." Office.
Hanmiton, Feby. 4, 1879

For Rent,
N- -: TLEY

e A D)welliing wfih FOUR. ACRES
L .ANP, within IA miles of Hlamilton
and Prospect Camp, now occupied by Commnis-
sary II. J. WILD, but will be ready for a new
Tenant-about the Ist February next,
Apply to
January 14th, 1879.

Pro ectioa aaainlst F~' E ,
Can be obtained from the
of London,
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the BRANCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on S'EAL and PERSONAL
PIROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no CHARGE for Policies.
sianilton, September 9th, 1856'.

i' ;, -.*?, .-.'
'*': i 'A :

Cedars, ..venue,
October 28, 1878


r HE UND ER S N ) having returned from
S Nlew York most respectfully informs the
Public in general of Bermudn, that he has ic-
opened his
Photograph Gallery,
Corner Church and Burnaby sts., Hamilton,
And is prepared to execute in all its branche-
and in first class style; Porcelain Work, Photos
graph and Ferrotype Views. Old Pictures copied
and enlarged and finished if required in Indian
1:amilton, Feby. 4, 1879.

Per Royal Mail Steamer Alpha,

VIZ. :
1 Single P H TON,
The above will be sold at very reasonable
prices for CASil.
St. George's, Novr. 12, 1878.-tf

a Wa ^.,- U &H CO
General Shipping and
Commission Merchants,
(P. 0. Box 3709,)
52 =zG(S;A:.TC 'PA.O,
F. D, S. NASH.
Messrs. A. WV. PEROT & Co., Demerara.
Hion. S. S. INGHAM, Hamilton, Bermuda:.
Jos..M. HAYWARD, Aent R. M. S. Pkt. Co.
St. George's, Bermuda.
1). F'. SEON, Hamilton, Bermuda.
September 17, 187S.-1l2m
14 Queen Street, Hamiltotn,
Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.

P a i n t e r,
&c., &c.
July 15, 1878.-12 m. '

St. Nicholas' Hotel
rIIllUS favourably and well-known Hotel bav-
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.-3mn


United States Mail Steamers.


WISCONSIN sails March 11, at 7 a.m.
MONTANA sails March 18, at 2 p.m.
WYOMING sails larch 25, at 7 a.m.
NEVADA sails April I, atNoon.
WI SONSIN sails April 15, at 1 p.m.
MONTA\NA sails April 22, at 6 a.m
The above Steamers are built e-'pre:?sly for
the Tradte, have five watertight bliklie:ide, and

carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed, by any Atlantie Steamers, anid the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great ,comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking 1Room, Bath Room and Piano o1
each Steamer.
The U.S. 'ail Steamer Canima" from Ber.
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can he
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
29 Broadway, New York.
Nasi Vork, February 13, 1879.

W. 0. F, i AS v M 1U.D.
F.A.A., D.S.,

T'heodore Outerbridge,

Reid Street, \Vest of Royal Gazette" Office.
Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton,October 26th, 1876.


The Bermuda Pocket & Shoee

FOlR 1S79,
Are now ready for delivery.
THE SHEET contains all the necessary in
formation for an Almanack.
THE BOOK contains in addition to all othe
useful information usually found in such a pub-
A Business Directory for the Towns of Hamilto
and St. George.
Descriptive, Historical, and Scientific account
of Bermuda.
A Catalogue of most of the Plants, )both wil
and cultivated, growing in Bermuda, obliging,
iy prepared and classified for the publisher by
Henry J. Hinson, 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 Sumithb
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 llartram; of
Stock's Point, St. George.
On the Cover is a neat and very perfect Map of
Bermuda; its Latitude, Longitude, and the
position of the Breakers, &c., given.
PRICES-Sheet 1/. Book, plain, l/6; ditto.
interleaved, 1/9.
Can be had at the Stoies of Messrs. GEORGE
BOYLE & SON, West End, Water Street; St.
George; at the.CHiEF WA',DE,'S 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. Cape,
Licensed Sluctioneer
.D.o W. I*
Septr. 31, 1878.--12m

SFor Sale.

6 years old, quiet in Harness
and under Saddle.
Apply at Royal Gazette" Office.
'Hamriilton, Feby. 11th, 1879.

celebrated for nearly a century past, is of the tery
best English manufacture. For its purit.rkandlreat
excellence it has obtained the following -
LONDON, 1862. PARIS, 1867. CouDOVA, 187?.
LIMA, 1872. VIENNA, 1873.
For the H-andkeirchief,
White Rose, Frangipanne, Ylang Ylang. Stephano,
is, Opopanax, Jockey C-ub, Ess. Bouquet
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
let. And all other-odours, of the
finest quality only.
dtkinson's Florida Water
most fragrant Perfume, distilled from the choicest
S Exotics. ,
very refreshing Wash which stimulates the skirt
healthy action and promotes the growth of, the
A powerful Perfume distilled from the finest flowers
And other specialities and general articles of Per.
fumery may be obtained of all dealers throughout
the World, and of the .Mlanufacturers


CAUTI')N.--Merss. J. "& E. ATKINSON mantui
ifclii-re Ihpir'articles of one and thabest quality only
T'irchasers are cautioned to avoid counterfeits by
observing that each article is labelled with the Film
Trade Mark,"a White Rose on a Golden Lyre
printed in seven colours,

.IL U 4I.UCK-31-MARCH, 1879......

4 Tu
5 We
6 Th
7 Fri
8 Sat

10 io0

6 25 5 57 12
6 24 5 58 13
6 24 5 58.14
622 6 0 15
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6i17 6 3 18

.5. 6
5 54
6 42
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Emnb r Week

Fl Mn. 8h,i50a,am
2nd in Lent

every Tuesday by DONAL.D .MPHE. LEE,
Printer to the Queen's Most Excellent
Northwest Corner of Reid and Burnaby Street,
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will be
printed at the shortest notice.-Agents.
at St. Georges fori the' Royal Gazelle,
Messrs, GEORGE BOYLE SON, West End
Water Street."


framework of the account-, so to speak, consists of
printed h' dini,-, with' i-'ud columns for figures. In
the columns there are set out regular ranks of figures
in black ink. Here and there these are scored through
with red ink lines, and figures in red substituted;
th,.Z.e. in turn, b.i, : sometimes .obliterated and re-
placedwith others, as if the document had been subject
to repeated t..i.n d-n's. Then, again, all over the
sheets, are scattered separate detachments of figures,
some in red ink, some in pencil, interspersed with me-
moranda and directions as to how this or the other
item was to be dealt with. In some places appear
pencil marks halt obliterated, these being occasionally
written over in ink; anid altogether the sheets, repro-
ducinrg a. tlir.y do with wonderful verisimilitude the
original appearance of all the-markings, offer a very
curious -itudv to, th's,-. infii-ii ntrly ski!.:,1 in figures to
unravel their intricacies.

To-morrow, Wednesday,
i2,i inst., 12 o'clock,

Ditto Table DO.

We have been i~sStructed by
C.... i. .. .. 6t .--,.s
Cha plar, o .'r,
Chaplain to the ,_...,


William Mforrison, accountant of the City of Glas- STATIONERY A Lot of BOOKS
gSw Eank from 1861 to the time of its stoppage, was B"OOTS and SHOES, &c.
the iinext witness called, and his examination-in-chief ALSO
:had not terminated when the Court rose for the day.
iHe gave various I.;:iicl -.rias to the procedure in re- A Cookin- STOVE and P 1 ) ,
aspectt to the striking of the annual balance of the 1n,
andl the lr-.l'.-r i';, of the annual balance-sheet. A nearly new
scroll abstract of accounts produced had, he said, been ,,. 2 Draught
preparedl in his office. It represefited the whole ope- '-". *,- '' '
rations of the baf'k haid their results in the year end- I. ]
ng Jur-e 7th, 1876-the fie(nres in black ink the cor- -- E ]
lect results, thil,. certain -it'i -,. 1,,4 in' red ink were ;ig4oht 1UGGY and HARNESS
iirade Iby thi instructions 06 Mr. Potter and the in-ina- o
"-er, who went over the accounts together. The ti-t -- -- -' - CX) T
.of the alterations was to make the results afterwards ,..,,, .J- J. .
embodied in the balance-sheet no longer accord with --- -2 IrS
the ban-k's books. iAmong the modifications explained 2 PIGS
-by'the witness. was that a slu m-of 751,000 advanced And a miscellaneous lot of Goods.
to -Smith, Fleming & Co., J.' Nicol Fleming, iand JOHH N HAR- A[.N EIT
J. Morton & Co., was entered as forming part o" an
entry of Government stocks, ,:\L.-.,ier bills, rail- .. Auctioneer.
-way-and other stocks, and debentures and balances in Hlamilton, 25th February, 1879.
thp hands ofh.- nkig -Icorrespondents.". TI.- '.:. .r .- ------ --
balancee,of the bank in respect of deposit a.--,. .,,t, ..'as
unid,:.rstated I.v X44, i'.-. A sum of 973,300 had J S V Oo 8 !.
bden withlirawn from the ir.-,.. -. Foreign and co- / .
lonli.l credit '' so far back .as in 1873 by Mr. A.Stro- --
n.ich, the late manager, ifi entered in a separate ac- e/j "' co nt, aga-inst whiMr .. i-iries are now av id' fil, to
th ljank, and undcr pr.:'..-e of realisation." Thi- a- .v.
mpunt gq 97:!,_: h1:1 I been yearly' d .,1:..tlPd -.n ; U" (
tlhe "' Foreign and rolni-i cr.-.1ii -," but lher.-; had
wiiv,-r. been' any ii li-:-ii .,: t. *,,.uriti--. -I if ii ., .. A t 1.2 o'clock
h4d,-it had never been enfeTed in the books or come
u1der the witness's observation. Then in the balance-i O n A" o da ex t
8l ,l.t of-1876 tl.or,- was an it.em in the li,..., -lit' -..'. ofi he -
h'ink ofI L47,467 under credit accounts omitted alto- The 3rd Miarch,
gqthnor, and-the amiount-due to other banks was under- M
'sia.-.d by ..l-1,l6e. In" 1n87.", Smith, Fcni i.g, & At the Stores of the Late
Co.'s? account ^agtans,,'rid firroim the ordinary credit S e' i' ".a, 7'* 'q.
aWount ledger t an privatro eie, Io whieh only thi wit-, .,
n-ls, tlhe i,ai.@. r, a.nd the dirtt: i had 'a.'o.'. Deceased, Tin1U,.l,, cashi'erof he ,nk,said it wa ne THE B L N CE oJ his S TO CK
of iiiz- duties in Nhat.capacity to in .,:-' up t I n .. y
r4 urnsiol go land i, ~ile, r ,co n. Ii i ti1,.. --i'-riIinin Q r,! 1878 OF -
ti,' credit othe bank .i-cini'r tr-iin.l.! by r.n-w'- of D R Y
bills b(in'j r,,e,.j in London"i, aM wiin..-;vciv-d in- G Cy
structions from the iaahi ger to qnd '; 1,1 n u .' 'Id to .
'Ltndon. n. ,ialin'ui[up tlI.. u,,iyl weekly return of gold &C., k
hb ld to meet the excess -of note issue over authorised .an
ciculinron .rd. r tiji., th. .: _,iii' v.,- ,,ot, 'i- it ought ~ .Sale positive, without any reserve.
to4have been,ledicteid' ShoitlYv it.:r r was first done, o L
tle wini-. slle to 11e inai: a,..,,l, it, exprB sing B. W. WA LKER & CO.,
rtdret' tfiarit was n..-cesaiy to do such a tlhiui 1..c : ,, Auctioneers.
it!was- wron.g. Stronaih 'aid it culI not e. hi. p. I1, Hamilton, Feby. 25th, 1879. b
but added thiat- he would Ile r,:-pi:,-i for it. The .
ditl-renc.,le.tween the ainoiort ofl,,,11 actually held O h S d 1879
anl the amount returned continued t', iin-re.-. till it BIV L S U S *
r.chLd n27,182. .
ewl'towrn l'Prowieere. cTeed hi-remiorkstoth l y p-RTIES wishing-g ONIN SE I) for the S
i the words, glnerakwlIg of the Directors tate a the approaching Season would do well to call I
ba-nk in consequence of the bad accounts to which he and t n*.gev, as arrangements have been made to
had been teferrig; and there being proved misrepre- obt iii the 3[I N UI NE ATIC 1E that FPhrmers
sentation-iii thoebalanee-sheets, there was a motive for speak of, as the most reliable to be had in the
that mi4dopresefitation in the desire to conceal the Colony. Call early as my l.i6t is rapidly filling
actual shttte of To convict the accused it was up.
not necessary toprove that theyhaad had an active part C H ROBINSON
in the-actualpregparation of the-falso balance-sheets. R O
It wtoul.l be errbugh if it was proved, that they knew 45 Front Street,. lamilton, ?
them 49: he fl.- ,and so knowing, issued them. to the 25th Feby., 1879.
shareboldilrs andt.tihe public. There wOs i..' doubt a ---
distinction between Potter and Strfonach and the rest Colonist copy next week.
of the-prisonei because it wasshown that :the two
first-named had tl.:ei an active part in th." fabrication WT E D
of the balance-slrcoet'. But if the Qthers knew the W A I N
balance-sheet' t',.lhavc. ben as ltobe labe,
and :tg.t'the purpnw of the alterations was to conceal -
the i- al state Al tIhe bank,thien they were guilty under "I' HIE ADVElRTISE R wishes to borrow the
the aI.t.:-rnative ch;iaigi. The Lofrd-Addvocate. closed, alove sutI at FIVE P-'R CEN
alter ie-alcing upwards pt three hour, by p..iitin out iecettthe an mount tao be repaid by mtily
lhat, 6,t: evidene that h. e, v- o the ood yintalments. Persons needing Pro-
character of the nccu-~d me:-niat n, rnori. than that they or qurty intalment. ersonsneedg Pro-
were not to l-tr.-artedl as if they had bekn ien of bad p1-t1 as security need not apply.
chiara'ter. 'lTri]es ti.ev. had been men of g,:od ie-pnte, Approved Sureties for the amount .ill he
they neFer, couldihave occupied the position ol direc- ;found.
tore rllhe.... bank. .- I Address, S. S. J. -" Colonist" Office.

WiTtrRjRVI-CE of the Allan MT4ilineofroin Hali- -. p l
fax tolver..I. The Subscriber begs lo publish
Iaturdty, Fe. 1 Saturday, Mar.. Saturday, Apl.
'" ...12" :" E GLAD T DINGS
( -' "22 19 That he has just received by steamner Canima'
29 a fresh supply of those delicious
... -----. ,.. brands of .: I
1iLiTI"APpOAINTMENT.-Maj.W.:R..-StoweWain- fl ii "S. 0
wright, of the Ist Halifax Garrison Artillery, has S M TOBU C
Leen appoiuteil Military Secretary to General .. .. ..
Smytli, vice Col. Stewart, who takes Cti. Littleton's He always has for sale.
place as Military Secretary to the Governor-Gen- Now the time to ejoy a ood Smoke.
erali Col.' Littleton will return to England.- .o i the -lme to nj a good Smoke.
'Nova-Scotian, Feb: 15.. ,. Call at the-sigtn of the BIG CIG R." .
.., [Mioju i iuwright is a termudian.] | I H. a. GRJJA' TfL I,
.'.The Reverend 'Bruce McKny,; the newly app.irtel '- No's 46 & 47 Froidt St.,
Rector of the Parishes of Sandys and Southampton, with l i* i a i amiton, 'Bermuda.
,*r Wife .and child, arrived in the Mail-boat Btet, ofn F 89.-- .8 '
,,6 tturday last, *r.m Hu .le fx.s I .. v.- ehy. 2;2, ^
An extensive deposit of ILER has been ,,"e..l
at a little village called Carif IEr the City ob f Otaiv ,,, T o.F-rmers and Shipes o/f
Canida., A lump of the deposit wei-hin." one i" ITnI,. -.
pioftuced 45 .p.r ent o6f' il era tdl :3, l.,r ent of leI'. '[ 'rI It 1

The importation of caftte into Canada frobhm " n t
.JI.nited -States is prohibited--in consequence- of A.VING had several years expe ience in th is
disease aDDrin.g'' au.:. .-,orth,- cattle in the Unio. line ef business, I desire to continue in

l ".," ,. ".. t-e. same during the/coming Crop Season, and
NEWYoK, Fe4. 14.-The Herad says: "re- respectfully solicit any consignments you may
parations are beiik niadds to add a third -trans-- 8 forward to this market. I will endeavour to
atlantic cable to 4he tvwo now. existing. T''he'few reatize-'the highest Market prices? render iales
r&tyrii^ ~nown as the.?Puyv.r-Quertier eaile. and LReritltailees promptly.

JBITH, at EasLitruke. P;,et'. i4erdny tbe,24th A IR. T1-OS. 1 1. PITT
inal., the Wir o gil Griy, i, rayBarier- Of tmikon, Bermuda,
t-la la^ .. ..- will attend to receiving and invoicing all con-
t ARRIED, on. Tliu-.Jay the 20th instant, atSt. signments for me, and will give all information
Johnn, Churtd. l, the evd,. Mark James, Rectr of ne'sary for benefit of Shippers.
Ptidl.,roke -nti De\,i MIire. Mn. GEORGE FREDERICK
i.*MAI'KENZir to ELIZAErTH SARAH, -Daughter of Mr. I remain, yours, &c.,
James Robinson. .. r n r

-- [j

tx, I R, T.~-I

DIED, al Sea-View Cottage, Sandy's, on Wedges- Withtin tcssrs. anounoi a juulae,
day, 19th instant, ANN SEYMOUR, widow of the late 42 & 43: Vesey street,
JohnS. Williams,' sqr., aged 81. New York.
..*' ......, aihis residence, Harmony Hall, Somerset on _
. Friday, 14th. instant, THOMAs A. GILBERT, aged 51 ,,ti uzdersi.ned offers for sale few Barrels
. y&r, leaving-a wife and 4 children. .
. ..... ....A. ti Somerset, on the 17thi inst., HANNAH- EO 't O ,,
I L.-,P rtj, ii 1ed .56 years ; m n ih rJ ,i r li,'-i : ,- -- ,,. ;; ....... .. .... .. + i^
........ at Clifton Cottage, Tui. n, Feb. 19th, Viz.: Garnet, Mi,.i.esotli, Early, .
of tetanus, JOHN BASDEN, third son of John H. and 'IOS. H PITT
Martha Robinson, aged 7 years and 7 months. He was lio .-I-. PITT.
beloved by all who knew him.-(Oom.) Hamilton, February 24, 1879.-2

To Sell. at his Residence,

Lane Hill, near Prospect,
At 12 o'clock, Noon,

4th March,
TThe whole of his

-, -

* I,-.
I .~-.'

&c., &c., &c.,
Comprising in part as follows, viz. :
Drawing Room.
Cane-seat CH.-L .i Easy CHAIRS
Rocking and Madeira CHAIRS
Book STAND Flower VA.' RUGS
TMATTING Candlesticks and Lamps.

.. ling Room
KNIVES and F'u: :i K
PLATES, DISH.ES, and other Crockery
DECANTERS and other Glassware
Dessert SET CLOCK, &c., &c.

Chest of DRAWERS C2T,. .
Earth CLOSET Chamber Ware, &c., &c.

A Lot of Kitchen UI'ENSI[LSA
Garden TOOLS, &c.,
T(j Should i-: y prove unfair the sale
will take place on day, TWednesday.
B. W. WA LKER & CO.,

Hamilton, Feby. 25, 1



C..ti.-.iti.ig of :
1. A Corner LOT, fifty feet .-.utir- with a
newly erected Building thereon near the Conm-
missariat Offices.
2. A LOT adjoining the, above, fifty feet
by one hundred and fifty feet, with a new
Cottage on it.
3. A LOT fifty feet by one hundred and
ifty feet and part of another LOT aboutforty-
eight feet square, on the fourth Longitudinal
St., at the back of Ti-i ity Church, with a
Dwelling House thereon.
For further particulars apply to

18th Feby., 1879. -2 3p


I? :- ....Lk
The Owner being nbout to le:ve the I.-i:I(Id,

Specially prepared for this Climate by Holder-
ncss and liolderness.
Not lhg in use and in perfect order.
Apply at IVY COTTAGE," St. Georges.
Feby. 24, 1879.-1

hIas on hand a few Barrels of Choice

Hamilton, 1Fehy.-25, -18,9..
'Tis often said by fogies old,
And people short of wealth,
That .sni, i is a ]hal it. vile
Injurious to the health. .

Now this perch nco may be the case
With those who make ministake
And for their use-through ignorance-
A poor- ttfbacco take., -
But those who've ever smoked the brands
By H. A. Grantham sold;
To go for them a second- time,
Need, never to be told.
The cigarettes he has for sale,
The True Perfection" are;
We recommend them to all smokers
As the best by far.
Call at the sign of.the "Big Cigar"
At 46 Front Street,
You'll find the brands he stock
By non.- can eer be beat.
-... .. --" ..... -
IkEitV-UDA, Alias
By His Excellency M.1j.,r.Geneal"-SIR
M.G., Gove-nor, Commander-in-
Chiej, Vice A d,,idrl auid Ordin'ary,
Sin and over these Islands, 4'c., &8c.,

has prayed for Adniiinistration on the
Estate of WILLIA I HELL, late of Sandys
Parish in these Islands M.aster, iMariner,d ceased.
'This is therefore to give nte, that if any
Person or Persons can .shew any just Cause why
the said Adminiitrati:, n, should not he grantedun-
to the said JO,1- EPtI LSh'i S i B!S.BL, he, she,
or they are to file .his, her, or theii Ca( writ-
ing, in- theo S ecretary's- Office of these -Islands
within Fifteen ',: ys from the publication hereof,
otherwise the said Administration will be granted

.. l -E. WEB fSTI
CGolonial, 'i
Dated at the Secretarv's Office,
this 24th day of Feby., 1879., 3


Lists of the Articles required can be seen on
application at the COLONIAL SECRETARY'S
The Articles required must be approved, by
The Articles must also be delivered at the
Asylum on such day and hour as the MEDICAL
Payment will be made at the close of the
Quarter, the Accounts having been previously
duly certified by the MEDICAL SUPERINTEND-
ENT, and audited by the Committee of Quar-
terly Accounts.
Forms of Tender required for this service.
can be obtained at this Office.
By Command of His Excellency the Gover-
nor and Council,
2 Colonial Secretary.

Colonial SecrEtarys Office,
24TH FEBRUARY, 1879.
THE following ACTS have been passed by
the Legislature of Bermuda during the
present Session, viz. :-
No. 37--An Act to amend the Liquor License
38-An Act to provide for the custody of the
Quarantine Buildings on Nonsuch Island.
39.-An Act for the Regulation of the Post
40-An Act to provide for the Post Office Es-
By His E i':'.1.7ta'y's Command,
3 Colonial Secretary,

,.,- : ..-.

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T ", .. a, .*.- r ,

C0ol)., S&'. ray's s Ofice,,
24Tir FEBRUARY, 1879.
Q4, ALEI I ENDEiS in dupli-
K--/ cate, addressed to TIHE COLONIAL SECRE-
TARY arid marked on the Envelope Tender
for Supplies to the Lunatic Asylum," will be
received at THIs OFFICE, on or before
'tf .'-t : .: >" s- l
The Tenth day of March next, at noon,
F1- .:, Persons desirous of entering into all or
any of the undermentioned Contracts, viz.,
Supply of E.I:-AD,
S. Fresh MEAT, Salt and
Preserved 21'..
P .-. 'OES and other Vegetables
CANDLES and Kerosene OIL
A List of the Supplies to be furnished, can
be seen on application at the Colonial Secre-
tary's Office.
Probable quantities 'required, to be ascer-
tainect by inquiry of the ..- Ii.L SUPERIN-
TENDENT, who will also furnish any other in-

1.-The Contracts to commence on the 1st of
April 1879, and to run to March 31st 1880,
to be determinable upon three months' no-
tice being given by either party, such notice
to be given on the first of the month.
2.-The Contractors will be required to enter
into Bond, with two :;.i .,.-.1 Sureties, in
one-third of the approximate annual value
of the articles to be supplied, for the due
fulfilment of the Contracts.
3.-The Articles must be of a quality to be
and be delivered at the Asylum on such days,
and at such hours, as he may direct.
4.-An Invoice, regularly numbered, must be
sent with every delivery, and will be de-
tained by the OVERSEER, who will give a re-
c.'i., with corresponding number.
5.-Every delivery is to be covered by a writ-
ten Order; the Orders and Receipts will be
produced to the Committee of Quarterly
6.-The Bills and Books will be made up
Monthly and certified by the MEDICAL SU-
7.-Payments will be made Quarterly.
8.-If from defect of delivery, or from unsuit-
is obliged to obtain Supplies elsewhere, the
Contractor for the .supply of the Articles
deficient or unsuitable will be liable to any
expense incurred.
9.-Each Tender must be enclosed in an En-
velope, addressed to the COLONIAL SECRE-
TARY, and marked on the outside Tender
for Supplies to the Lunatic Asylum."
10.-Forms of Tender, required to be used for
the service, can be obtained at this Office.
S y Command of His Excellency the Gover-
nor and Council,
11. E. W EBSTE IR,
2 Colonial Secretary.

6Cbon al Secr:6 ai y' Office,
24th FEBRUARY, 1879.
QEALED TENDERS in duplicate addressed
ed on the Envelope Tender for Supplies to
the Lunatic Asylum," will be received at THIS
OFFICE, on or before

The 10th day of March next, at noon,
From persons desirous of entering into any of
the following Contracts, viz.
Contract No. 1.
CLOTHING (ready-made) and
iContract No. 2.
| Contract No. 3.

Receiver General.
r General's Office, ) 5 g : e
ary25th, 1879.. -
e '' I.
5 :+Reward:!:,.-,

! I E above liewrid will be paid for such in-
formation as will lead to the c iiviclionu of
the Person or Persons who
; TimiAW 1.UW N',
A Portion of the Guard Wall, recently buill, on
the road leading from iHamilton toward' P1m.
Broke Pirishli Chiii c, near the residence of Mr,
SJohn F. James.
Colonial Surveyor.
Hamilton, Feby, 24th, 1879.-3 -

L ? sc la ', *.i tev ;. "..:.... '..",
WVilllam Adamns, Cecelia Be n, P tot Burcher,
Thomas Butterfield, Lidia Ann Bean, Chas E Clay,
Sarah Connor, Mi Ay Cox (Sp.ish iPoint); Miss R
Dickson, Helena Darrell, Lidia DaeTll, i'rs either .
ir.c Doug!is, Jolihana DiLi,, Jno DeSiVr, .In, DBoyle,
D Ebst er, Mrs Garland (Devonshiri'),-Albert'Gilbert,
Mrs E J Hort', T1 Halleit, Joseph tlinson (Ifinison's
rslatid), Ann -Harford, MaPitda Hoopei, ~ 's1r'W'H
Jones, Chrikropher .nmminett, Mrs J,.n-'s (Pitt'w Bay),
Jany King, W King, 1-'tiy Kev, Mrs J E l'Iawrende,
liahlwl ATnn Ltyd,- ev Rob'ert Miller, John' Mor-
row, John Oat es, 1I rs W B Pini sto'n, Thos J. Place,
Any Paisons, Icda P":ir,,,ii, Richd Place6Joseph M
Si',t- ', Samude i-!')IWe lace; l't. i ..'W": .Iey Ptaeo,
Lucy 'etty, Mrs 'Riehard Itt'nsiin i (Devonkhiru
Bay), Mrs 'W A Robinon,, Thomasa Richardson,
i\\t '1 i -Romeo, Kaii' Roilirisorn, Eliz-be(th"A Shal-
lack, Mrs CatherTine Smith, WilliamnV Wilon, Wmi
Searl, eIbecca Symons,, Josep h (Draynari),
James W Smith, Penelope tLovel, Wil:ian Swan,
Pet r B Smith, (;irg--'icr, Jo'.n Stowe, Miss
.1 A Tck.-r', 'Saah 'I albtrt, (te.)rge Trott, Julia
Tucke'r,"Joao do Azovedo Ter1heira,' Ri, .haid SimI
Post Office, llamiilton, Februiary 24, 179. "

FICE ST. GEORGE'S, 24th F[by., 1&79,
S E B Abraham, Ludvig .An.!, r'in, 'Mis A.A4-
buoy, Atticus Burgesp, B lBurcher, GC R Burgess,
Miss F D Bean, F1 Cooper, S Ca.-ey, Daivi-lD eat (2)
Joseph Dickinson, A-\rthur Fox, G Gerrin,.\l.s..1 E,
Gould, Edwd N Greaves, C Gollattz F Hetlos, A
ii Haus, lMies M Hunt. John .1J opkin, G Jeio-
nings (S; David's), Mis Johnson, S MTJoell, JE ,il-
lett, Thos M artin, A.lex VcTagte(T, (G (sb04n, Mrs
R. Penistot), Mrs A Peiiston, J D!;rB,-V PIC cy,
Frances Reid, Washington Ray, ('apt B D.I-',-.ggon-
berg (2), F S lhiode, Mis U Robiis,.in, ('apt E
Redhead, B S liiiiserI t, ','hos Si.nm0.,s, '--iA
Stuart, *J Smith 2), Sarah Siiannonds, J, K stow,
T TotIP, W '-u'ek4-. (St li:v,,r's),-' Miss ET :'V.yneS
(St David's), Jas Tyno, John Vicdscn, Mra E Wil-
liams, J Wallace,



Colonial Secretary's Ofice,
2 1 TII FEBRUARY, 1879.
has received inform action from the Right Hon-
orable SIR M. E. HICKS-BEACH, Her Ma-
jesty's Principal Secretary of State for the Co-
lonies, that Her Majesty will not be advised to
exercise Her power of disallowance in respect
of the following Act of the Legislature of
By His Excellency's Command,
1 Colonial Secretary.
No.. 28.-An Act to provide for the purchase
of certain Lots of Land in front of the Pub-
lic Offices in the Town of Hamilton.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
24Ti. FEBRUARY, 1879.
--has been requested by the Secretary of
State for the Colonies to publish for general
information the following copy of an extract.
from the London Gazette" of Tuesday, Jan-
nary 14, 1879.
By His Excellency's Con.'a~ctd,
1 Colonial Secretary.
F..:iy, OQice, Jrianry 13, 1879.
rFHE Government of France have given no-
L twice for the termination of the following
Commercial Treaties with this country:-
The Tr.-,ity of Commerce of the 23rd of
January, 1860.
Additional Article of 25th of February- 1860.
Second Additional Article of 27th of June,
First Snpplementary Convention of 12th of
October, 1860. .- .- :
Second Supplementary Convention' of 16th
of November, 1860.
Treaty of Commerce and Navigation of 234.
of July, 1873.
Convention Supplementary to ditto of -24th
of January, 1874, and .
Declaration relative to Expertise of 24th of
January, 1874. :
This Notice will take effect on the 1st0of
January, 1880.

Notice to Boatmen.

Health Officers Boat Service.:
NO Tenders having been received for this
Service under my Notice of the Ith inst.,
I hereby notify that Tenders will be received
at MY OFFICE until

The 27th day of March next,. :
At Noon '
From Persons willing to Con ract
for the supply'of .:.

For the use of the Health Officer at Hamilton
for three years, to commence from the. ::
Fnits or TENDER may be seen on applica-
tion at my Office,




EDINBURGH, TUESDAY, January 21, 1879.
Yesterday morning there commenced in the High
Court of Justiciary, before the Lord Justice-Clerk,
Lords Mure and Craighill, the proceedings in the trial
of the directors and managers o' the City of' Glasgow
Bank, on charges of falsehood, fraud, and wilful im-
position. Tihe prisoners, J. Stewart, L. Potter, R.
Salmond, W. Taylor, H. Inglis, J. Innes Wright, and
R. S. Stronach were put to the bar at half-past ten
o'clock. As soon as the Judges had taken their seats,
and the diet against the accused had been called,
Mr. Mackintosh, who appeared for Mr. Taylor,
raised objections to the relevancy of the libel. The
major proposition of the indictment set out five separ-
ate charges which, if found proven, were crimes severe-
ly punishable by the law of Scotland. The first three
were nominative charges-falsehood, fraud, and wilful
imposition; the other two were innominative charges,
Calling under no recognized legal category; and they
were the charges ot "wicked and felonious fabrication
and falsification by directors or officials of a joint-
stock banking company of any balance-sheet or state-
ment of affairs for the purpose of concealing and mis-
representing the true state of the company's affairs,
with intent to defraud," and also the wickedly and
feloniously using and uttering as true" such a falsified
and fabricated balance-sheet. This was the major pro.
position of the indictment. The minor contained the
accounts setting forth the particular acts charged
against the accused ; and what he had to maintain was
that from first to last it contained no relevant charge
of falsehood, fraud, or wilful imposition, or breach of
trust, or embezzlement, or theft, or any other crime,
nominate or innominate, known to the law of Scotland.
The first three counts contained the charges of issuing
false balance-sheets. With regard to the balance-
sheet issued in June 1876, there were eight averments
of misrepresentation ; and it was alleged that, in con-
sequence of the publication of the balance-sheet con-
taining these false statements, the prisoners "did
wickedly and feloniously deceive, impose upon, and
defraud members of the company and of the public,
and induce said members of the company to retain the
stock held by them therein, and many of the public
to deposit money in the said bank, to the great loss
and injury of the members of the company, and of the
public." The learned counsel objected to this part of
the libel as irrelevant; first, because it was not suffici-
ently specific; and secondly, because it was contra-
dictory and unintelligible. The eighth averment, in
respect of the falsification of the balance-sheet, was to
the affect that bad and irrecoverable debts to an
amount far exceeding the whole capital stock of the
bank were treated as subsisting and available assets of
the company. Mr. Mackintosh argued that this
avermewt was bad and must be struck out, because it did
not specify the debts which were bad and irrecoverable,
and he cited the ruling of Lords Colonsay, Curriehill,
Ivory, and Deas, in the case of Inglis against the
Western Bank, to show that a specific statement of
the alleged bad debts was necessary in bringing a
charge of this kind. If this 8th article of the aver-
ment was bad, the 6th and 7th must fall with it. Mr.
Mackintosh proceeded to contend that the other de-
tails adduced in support of the charge of fabricating
false balance-sheets were irrelevant, because they were
self-contrad victory.
Turning away from this point, Mr. Mackintosh went
on to urge that even assuming the balance-sheets to
be false in themselves, the fact could only be a relevant
basis for prosecution if the falsehood had been employ-
ed as a means of obtaining to the accused, or to some
institution which the accused might represent, patri-
monial gain or advantage at the expense and to the
injury of other persons. What were the advantages
which it was said had been produced by the fraudulent
balance-sheets? The first was that members of the
company were induced to keep the shares held by them.
But that was no gain to the company, to whom it did
not matter who held shares, and it could not be said
to be an injury io the shareholders, because, if the
truth had been told, their shares would have been un-
saleable. Then, in respect to the averment that by
means of the false balance-sheets many persons had
been induced to acquire stock in the company, that
would have been good if it had been said that they
were induced to buy the stock of the company, but all
that was alleged was that the directors issued certain
false statements as to the affairs of the company which
induced certain transactions between third parties, and
to make out the falsehood of the directors a crime on
that account was to attempt to extend the crime of
falsehood a long way beyond the bounds to which it
41W ever had been extended in the law of Scotland. It
was further alleged that by means of these fabricated
balance-sheets members of the public were induced, to
their great loss and injury, to deposit money in the
bank. Here there was a distinct averment of patri-
monial gain to the company; but on the other hand
there was no averment that the depositors suffered in-
jury, ar.d there was no sufficiently distinct averment
that the false representations in the balance-sheet were
made for the express purpose of inducing the public to
become depositors.
Alter a short and inaudible conversation between the
bench and learned counsel on both sides as to the order
of procedure, Mr. Mackintosh proceeded to state his
objections to the relevancy of the counts in the libel
brxging against some of the prisoners a charge of
having in their capacity as directors of the bank al-
lowed themselves or their firms to overdraw their ac-
counts without giving adequate security. He declared
that the proposition involved in this charge was that
if a member of a firm, however wealthy and however
respected, happened to be a director of a bank in which
his firm kept their account, and in conjunction with
the other directors, allowed his firm, for a month or a

day, to overdraw their account to the amount even of
a single shilling on inadequate security, he thereby
became guilty of the crime of embezzlement. This,
,Mr. Mackintosh held, was preposterous, for it was
matter of common knowledge that it was the ordinary
business of banks to grant advances upon what, in the
proper sense of the term, was no security. He denied
that the directors of the bank were bound, either under
the contract of copartnery or by the requirement of
the common law, to refuse to make advances except
on adequate security, and therefore argued that these
counts 6I the indictment were irrelevant.
The third and last objection raised by Mr. Mackin-
tosh to the relevancy of the counts in the minor pro-
position of the indictment was with reference to the
chargesof having stolen or embezzled certain bills en-
trusted to the bank for collection. With regard to
this, he submitted that no offence had been committed,
there was no relevant charge of any kind, in respect
that what had been done amounted to no more than
this--that the bills were sent to London prematurely.
It might be that there was an irregularity in the fact
thatthe bank indorsed the bills to their London cor-
respondents, but, admitting that, it was surely a long
way from the breach of trust and embezzlement set
fort4i in the indictment. But supposing their Lord.
ships were of'opicnion that crime of some kind had
been committed, he held that it could not amount to
theft, because the relation in which the bank stood to
the owners of the bills was less that of servant and
master than that of agent and principal, and the Bank
was something more than the mere custodian of the
bills. With this contention Mr. Mackintosh closed
an address which had occupied three and a-half hours
in delivery, and the Court adjourned for luncheon.
On the resumption of ihe proceedings, Mr. J. Guthrie
Smith, on behalf of Mr.J. Innes Wright, addressed the
Court in special reference to the objection raised by
Mr. Macikintosh to the relevancy of the libel with re-
gaid to overdrafts. He contended that there was no.
thing in what the prisoner Wright had done in over.
drawing his account or allowing the overdraft to con.
tinuc after he becan.e a director .of the bank thai
:justified a criminal charge being preferred. The re.
lotion between the prisoner and the bank was simply

the relation of a debtor to a creditor and this relation
was not in any way altered by his becoming a director.
The Lord Justice-Clerk requested the Lord Advo-
cate, in replying for the prosecution, to speak special-
ly with regard to the first point raised by the counsel
for the defence, and also with reference to the charges
of oveidrawing. On the the other points raised they
(lid not desire to hear him.
The Lord Advocate expressed his readiness to save
the time of the Court by withdrawing the 8th particu-
lar under the charge of falsifying the balance-sheets,
as he did not know and could not give at the moment
the specific details asked for. Replying to the argu-
ments against the relevancy of the part of the libel re-
lating to overdrafts, he contended that the allegation
contained in the indictment was that the prisoners
against whom the charge was brought, being under a
certain duty to the shareholders of the bank in regard
to its money, nevertheless availed themselves of their
position as directors to take the money for themselves
by overdrafts. It was precisely as much a criminal
act as if trustees who had been put in possession of a
trust estate were to make away with it. His Lord-
ship replied to a series of points raised by the Judges
on this subject, which were for the most part inaudible
to the reporters.
lMr. Trayner replied to the argument of the Lord
Advocate upon the question of overdraft, strongly ar-
guing that the charge presented in the indictment did
not amount to a criminal offence, and did not even im-
ply anything contrary to ordinary methods of banking.
Mr. Balfour called attention to the effect on the re-
levancy of the indictment of the withdrawal by the
Lord Advocate of the 8th particular relative to the
fabrication of false balance-sheets. He held that if
that was withdrawn, the 6th and 7th particulars must
follow, and he entered into various calculations to show
that such must be the case.
The Lord Advocate, in a brief reply, said the fallacy
which prevaded the argument of Mr. Baltour was that
because in the indictment he had enumerated various
errors in these false and fabricated balance-sheets, he
had, therefore, undertaken to convert them into true
ones. He did not contemplate anything of the kind.
His purpose was 'not to convict the accused of errors,
but to show from the state of the books of the bank and
the condition of the bank that they had, within their
knowledge, that which led them to make these false
The Lord Justice Clerk intimated that judgment
would be given to-day on the various points raised as
to the relevancy of the indictment.
The Court then adjourned.

HALIPAX, N. S., Feb. 12.-While some few medi-
cal men are of opinion that the unusual prevalence
of colds this winter originated in something like
Cypi us fever, the great majority of the doctors here
believe that there is no such thing in this country
as Cyprus fever. The latter is a malarial fever be-
longing to the country in which it originated and
not contagious as ordinary fevers.
The "Dark Continent" will soon be opened up
to Western commerce and civilisation. In Africa
we shall ere long have "fresh fields and pastures
new wherein to develop the spirit of enterprise;
but there are indications that John Bull will not be
allowed to have it all to himself, for the American
eagle is already extending its wings, and Brother
Jonathan has a notion that he can do a little
business with the darkies on the West Coast of
Africa. With that view, the United States Govern-
ment has decided to send a small expedition to the
West Coast, under the command of Commodore
Schufeldt, with directions to select certain points
on the coast which promise to be valuable as trading
stations, and to make arrangements with the chiefs
to hoist the American flag at their stations. What
will the darkies say to the star-spangled banner "?
But there are other schemes afoot for opening up
Africa to the commerce of the world. In Manches-
ter the question of forming an African Company,
for the purpose of opening up the interior of that
country to British trade, has been discussed, and, in
all probability, will assume a substantive shape
shortly. The Manchester men think they can make
a good cotton-growing contract with the kings, and
utilise slave labour. We wish them success. Our
commercial connections cannot be too extensive.-
Brittsh Mercantile Gazette.

There was probably never a period of distress In
this country when articles of consumption were so
cheap as now, and certainly wheat is at a point
where itrepresents no profit to the farmers. How
little the plentiful harvest has benefitted them so
far as wheat is concerned, appears from a calcula-
tion made in one of the papers, according to which,
although the British farmers have sold up to the
present date 600,000 quarters more than they had
disposed of up to this time last year, they have
only realized 7,500,000 against 8,175,000 in
1877. The average price has been only 41/6 a
quarter instead of 54/6. In consequence of bad
seasons and consequent want of money they are
obliged to sell even at these low rates, and the
market continues to turn in favour of the buyers.
Thus nobody seems to be satisfied. The ironwork.-
ers and factory bands cannot many of them earn
enough to buy food even at the present low rates; the
well-to-do are suffering from depreciated invest-
ments; and the classes connected with the land,
who are really better off than any, are themselves
feeling a severe pressure. The worst of it is that
until we have actually "touched bottom" each ofl

these depressions must act and react upon one ano-
ther.-News of the World, December 29.
Having assumed the inexhaustibleness of their
once magnificent forests, the Americans are begin-
ning to find out that they have made a great mis-
take. A leading lumber dealer" who has been in
the trade for twenty-five years gives it as his opini-
on that only four of the Northern States are now
able to supply timber in excess ofe their own re-
quirements, and of these four Maine is nearly strip.
ped of its pine, while the larch is fast disappearing,
On the same authority we learn that the white pine
of Michigan, Wisconsin and Minnesota will be
worked out in six years, and that even now the
lumber men have to fell so far from the streams
that mill-owners are building railways to reach
"the last remote sources" available. To make the
outlook darker, it appears that, though there is an
immense quantity of timber on public lands in the
Northwest and South, it is dealt with so recklessly
that soon no more will remain than suffices for the
needs of settlers; while, as regards Canada, It is
said that there does not exist, from Manitoba to the
Gulf of St. Lawrence, as much pine, spruce, hem-
Slock, oak, ash, elm, and other commercial woods
as would supply the whole consumption of the
United States for three years. Under these cir-
cumstances, we are not surprised to find thoughful
Americans calling public attention to the matter.-
News of the World, December 29.
Wheat which has been exposed for five winters to
the intense cold of the Arctic regions, having been
left in 1871 by the Polaris in latitude 810 north,
was planted last year in Australia, and grew about
four feet high, each ear containing about thirty per-
feet grains.

In order to discover truth we must be truthful
ourselves and must welcome those who point out
our errors as heartily as those who approve and
confirm our discoveries.

For Sale,
C l UI It I. 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.
I'amillon, Feby. 4, 1879

Per Royal Mail Steamer Alpha,


!, VIZ. :
I Single P HE TO.V,
I Double CO.NGORD.
The above will be sold at very reasonable
prices for CASHI.
St. George's, Novr. 12, 1878.-tf

St. Nicholas' Hotel

Tr IllS favourably and well-known Hoitel hav-
- ing increased conveniences for the comfort
of its patrons, offers superior attractions for

transient and permanent ggusts.

'I'E 1. CI It

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November 11, 1878.-3m

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Between the Stores of AMessrs. F. \.



&c., &c.
July 15, 1878.-12 m.

R, W. HAY WAR & CO.,
General Shipping and
Commission Merchants,
(P. 0. Box 3709,)
F. D. S. NASH.
Messrs. A. W. PEROT & Co., D)emerara.
lion. S. S. INGHAM, Hamilton, Bermuda.
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St. George's, 4Bermuda.
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SeptemberD 7, 1878.-l2m


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Apply at Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Feby. 11th, 1879.

Fo. Rent,
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tuated Two Story

In Parliament Street, next Melbourne House.'
Immediate Possession given.
American House.
Hamilton, December 13, 1878.

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Commission gentn,

W. 0,. F.BAS COME,MD.,
F.A.A., D.S ,


Proleclio aa14itta.vI FI P#1Vt
Can be obtained from the
of London,
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices iii Great Britain.
Through the BRANCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on BIEAL and PERSONAL
PROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no CHARGE for Policies.

Hamilton, September 9th, 1856.


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October 28, 1878.


United States Mail Steamers.

WISCONSIN sails March II, at 7 a.m.
MONTANA sails March 18, at 2 p.m.
WYOMING sails March 25, at 7 a.m.
NEVADA sails April 1, at Noon.
WIS ONSIN sails April 15, at 1 p.m.
MONTANA sails April 22, at 6 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort ii)
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking rRoom, Bath Room and Piano ot
each Steamer.
The U.S. Mail Steamer Canima"from Ber.
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can ihe
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, Pebruary 13, 1879.

Theodore 0uterbridge,

fReid Street, WVest of "Royal Gazette" Office.
Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
liamilton, Octoberr 26th, 1876.


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Hamilton, Tuesday, March 4, 1879.

Later from thie United States and
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
from New York -in a quick run of 74 hours-
having left New York on the morning of the 28th
ultimo-arrived at her Wharf in this Town yes-
terday morning.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr.
Purser Gale, 1st Officer Mr. Mitchell, 2nd Officer
Mr. Astwood and Mr. Maloney, Steward, and F.
D. S. Nash, Esqr., passenger, for files of that City's
papers of the 28th ultimo.
Shares, Delaware and Hudson Canal, 42.
More Fighting-The Situation Gt'am.
LONDON, Feb. 19.-The third battalion of the
Sixtieth Rifles left Colchester this morning for. the
Cape of Good Hope. The streets were decorated with
Sflags, evergreens and mottoes. The corporation
presented an address to the troops, wherein the
hope was expressed that they would %recover, the
colors of their Twenty-fourth regiment." Col. Pent-
berton replied.
LONDON, Feb. 20.-The steamers Dublin Castle
from London, and the Pretoria from Southampton,
both sailed yesterday with the troops for the Cape
amid great enthusiasm.
Advices have been received from Cape Town
January 29, via Madeira, as follows:
Col. Wood's column was attacked on January 24
by 4,000 Zulus. The enemy were dispersed with
but trifling loss to Wood's command.
Several attacks on Pearson's column and other
columns have been repulsed, but the gravity of the
situation has not been exaggerated. The enemy
are concentrating toward Ekowe, where Pearson is
entrenched. A grand attack is daily expected.
Col. Wood is falling back to cover Utrecht.

A Era of Good Feeling Between Russia and
Turkey.-LoNDON, Feby. 25.-The "Time's" cor-
respondent at Vienna says: Quite a new spirit
has been infused into the Turko-Russian relations.
This is specially noticeable in the evacuation of
Turkish territory. Both sides seem to vie in friend-
liness. The Russian proposals relative to the de-
tails were so fair that they were almost immediately
agreed to. The impression is confirmed that the
Russians themselves were anxious to leave."
The Constantinople correspondent of the "Times"
also testifies to the loyalty with which the Russians
are fulOlling their treaty obligations.
A proclamation issued by General Stolpine is ex-
tensively circulated in the districts now being
evacuated, announcing the re-establishment of
Turkish administration, and disuading the Chris-
tians from abandoning their homes.
. The Plague Stayed-Prevalence of Other Diseases.
-ST. PETERSBUiRG, Feby. 21.-General Melikoff
telegraphs that not a single case of epidemic sick-
ness exists throughout his jurisdiction. The mili-
tary'cordons isolating different villages have been
abolished. The general cordon is only retained.
BhEaLIN,-Feby. 21.-The Official Gazette" con
firms General Melikoff's favorable report, and says
it is believed that after ten days the northern por-
tion of Astrakhan may be declared relieved from
quarantine, as it will then have been free from sick-
ness for forty-two days.
The Russian papers, however, continue to re-
port epidemics, especially diptheria, of which they
say 700 persons have died in the village of Vakoff.
The Novoe Vremya" reports that there has
been a death from Siberian plague in the St. Nich-
olas Hospital at St. Petersburg.
American Beef in England.-LoNDoN, Feby. 25.-
The motion in the House of Commons of Sir George
Campbell, that the summary prohibition of the im-
portation ofbcattle from the United States is calcu-
lated to destroy an important trade and deprive
England of the advantage of cheap meat, has been
postponed for four weeks.

LONDON, Feby. 27.-Mail advices from Cape The Plague Fought with Fire.-Ss. PETERSBURG,
Town explain the recent disaster to the British Feby. 25.-The committee appointed to superintend
forces. The Zulus attacked Colonel Durnford's. the burning of infected houses in the plague dis-
column before it reached the encampment where tricts has commenced operations.
Major Pulleine was in command. Major Pulleine Earthquake in Italy Churches Overthrown and
went to the assistance of Colonel Durnfood and Lives Lost.-RoxE, Feby. 25.-Severe shocks of
was himself cut off by the Zulus. earthquake were felt here to-day and also at
An estimate will be submitted to Parliament for Sienna. At the latter place two churches were
an advance of 1,500,000 for the expenses of the overthrown and two priests and several villagers
Zulu war. This is on account, and does not pur- killed.
port to represent the entire or any exact proportion Inundation in Russia-Forty Villages Submerged.
of the expenses of the war. The vote is necessary nundation in Rumes's" BerlinaForty Villages Submerged.
to supply what would otherwise be a deficiency in o-The "Times's" Berlin dispatch says the waters
the budget, which expires on the 4th April. of the Vistula have overflowed and submerged
Prince Louis Napoleon and retinue will sail in forty villages near Warsaw.
the steamer Danube from Southampton to-day for LONDON, 19.-Prince ohenoe was yes-
the Cape to join the British military forces in South LoedoN, Feb. 19.-Prince Hohenlohe was yes-
Africa as a volunteer. The Prince has written a terday elected Second Vice President of the Ger-
letter to M. Rouher announcing his intention to man Reichstag, having obtained 106 votes against
join the British forces at the Cape. He says:- 78 for Herr Luzuis. Another letter from Count
"For the last eight years I have been the guest of Stolberg-Wernigerode was submitted to the Reich-
England. My education was completed in the Eng- stag asking parliamentary approval of the prosecu-
lish military school. I have strengthened my ties tion and arrest of Deputy Hasselmann, whereupon
of friendship with the English army by taking part Herr Lasker gave notice of a motion contesting the
in its annual manoeuvres. The war at the Cape correctness of the government's interpretation of
having assumed a more serious character I have the law and refusing the consent of the Reichstag
wished to follow the campaign. I could not re- to the arrests. Debate on the subject was post-
frain from sharing the dangers and fatigues of the poned until Wednesday. The national liberals,
troops, among t whom I have so many friends ultramontanes, and progressists have agreed to sup-
Moreoverops, amongthe time spent in witnessing this stg- port Herr Lasker. The Daily Telegraph's Berlin
Moreover, the time spent in witnessing this strug- correspondent says:-" The result of the debate on
gle of civilization against barbarism will not be the proposition to arrest and prosecute Deputy
wasted for me." the proposition to arrest and prosecute Deputy
The nment ha An Fritzsche on a charge of violating the Socialist law,
dean to carry a portion of the artillery to the Cape. will foreshadow the fate of the Disciplinary bill.
Thisistheosixteenthsteamer chartered by the gov- In Parliamentary circles there seems to be little
ernment to carry troops and war material to doubt that the bill will be rejected by a considerable
Africanent to carry troops and wr mteril to majority. For the first time the national liberals
The Standard" announces that the estimate of and progressists are united. Still the previous hos-
1,500,000 toward the expenses of the war was tile policy of the national liberals must not be for-
passed without opposition. gotten, and it is quite possible that a slashing speech
LONDON, Feby. 23.-The "Observer" announces by Prince Bismarck would dissolve the alliance."
that the disbandment of the native forces in South ITheStandard's correspondent at Berlin states that
Africa was in accordance with instructions from the free conservatives will support Deputy Lasker's
the home Government. The steam ship City of motion, as they consider the action of the govern-
Paris, having on board the Twenty-first Regiment, ent unnecessary. The liberals will declare they
left Queenstown to-day for Natal. did not, when voting for the Socialist law, intend
LIsBoN, Feby. 23.-The Portuguese Government to give it the meaning that a member of the Reich.
has ordered the Governor of Mozambique to send stag could, by a mere police order, be prevented
troops and three corvettes to Delagoa Bay, on the from fulfilling his constitutional duties in the
South African coast. House. The special correspondents still predict
The Times correspondent at Paris says the French an overwhelming defeat of the government.
dispatch-boat Renard has been ordered to Egypt.NG ON THE TNE-NE T-N-T
An English vessel is also going there, so as to dem- ROWING ON THE TYNE.- EWiASmE-oN-TYNE,
onstrate the accord of Great Britain and France, Feb. 17.-A boat race between William Elliott, of
who will certainly insist that the Khedive shall not, Blyth, and John Higgins, of Shadwell, for 200 a
by relapsing into extravagance, become a cause of side, the championship of Great Britain and the
uneasiness to the European powers." Challenge Cup took place to-day on the Tyne, from
The Times' dispatch from Paris says the discus- the Mansion House to Scottswood Suspension
sion on the impeachment question will probably re- Bridge. The race resulted in a victory for Elliott,
sult in a resolution reciting thatthe country by suc- who beat Higgins by about three lengths. Elliott
cessive votes has deservedly condemned the acts of consequently retains the Challenge Cup.
the Ministry of the 16th of May. The Chamber of BOAT RACE ON THE TYNE.-The race between
Deputies will then pass to the order of the day, Frank Emmett, of Jarrow, and Anthony Strong, of
t It is said that Queen Victoria will visit the Con- Barrow, for 200, came off on the Tyne, at New-
tinent in Spring. castle, on the 6th inst. The race was won by Em-
.mett by a length and a half. This is the second
BRITISH AND RUSSIAN RELATIONS IN race between these men-the first being on the 9th
CENTRAL ASIA.-CONCILIATORY SYMP- of January last, the first race being one mile and a
TONS. quarter, and the second two miles. Emmett won
T..v..nn.. -t? IQO__.b, r ,n.r...urtnnn^nn .-. both events easily.
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oJV.9 J-. ity JL.luruner cuerrpuuueune re.-
specting Central Asia is published. On the 19th
of December, Count Schouvaloff, Russian Ambas-
sador at London, wrote to Lord Salisbury that the
Czar was disposed to observe all Anglo-Russian
arrangements relative to Central Asia, and immedi-
ately to recall the mission to Cabul. Lord Salis-
bury replied that the presence of the mission at
Cabul was the sole obstacle to a revival of a com-
plete understanding between the two powers re-
jarding Central Asia. When the mission was
withdrawn, her Majesty's Government would con-
sider that all engagements on both sides respecting
Afghanistan and Central Asia retained their obli-
gatory character. Lord Salisbury simultaneously
telegraphed to Lord Augustus Loftus at St. Peters-
burg; I was informed to-day by Count Schouva-
loff that instructions have been sent to the mission
at Cabul to withdraw."
The communication for which the Grand Duke
Nicholas of Russia, son of the Grand Duke Con-
stantine, has been exiled to Orenburg was a pam-
phlet in favor of the speedy construction of the
Orenburg and Tashkend Railway, by the way of
Kara Turgall and the Sir Darya River, in order to
force England to abandon her resistance to Russia's
Eastern policy.

Interview with General Rasgonoff-What He says
about Shere Ali-Promises of Prolonging the War
with England--Attempt to Bribe an Afghan Envoy.
TASHKEND, Turkestan, Feby. 24.-An interview
with General Rasgonoff by the Herald" corres-
ponfdent elicited the fact that efforts had been made
by English agents to bribe one of the Ameer's am-
bassadors to prevent Russia from intervening,
offering the sum of 100,000 roubles ($80,000), as the
wage of treason to his master.
The War Must Go On.--It was also learned that
the Ameer was received with acclamations by the
people during his progress, and that he firmly reit-
erated his intention of continuing the war.
What Might be Done.-It is also asserted that the
Afghans have 200 cannon and splendid cavalry,
with which they could destroy the invaders of
their country ii they were properly commanded.
Finally, the General declared that if Shere Ali
should die Yakoob Khan will, in all probability,

A Mob of Disbanded Egyptian Officers Insult the Khe-
dive and Demand their Pay-Attacked by the Khe.
dive's Body Guard.
CAIRO, Feb. 18.-A crowd gathered before the
house of the Minister of Finance to-day, composed
of some four hundred disbanded officers, who clam.
ored angrily for their arrears of pay. Nubar Pacha,
the Minister of Foreign Affairs, and Mr. Rivers
Wilson, the Minister of Finance, were insulted by
the mob as they were leaving the Ministry. The
latter's coat was torn. Thirty rioters entered the
building, but were expelled on the arrival of the
Khedive and the Foreign Consuls. The rioters then
invested the Ministry.
Raises His Voice.-The Khedive harrangued the
crowd and made three futile attempts to depart in
a carriage, but was himself insulted. Meanwhile
his body guard arrived, fired on and dispersed the
rioters. Several arrests were made. Nubar Pacha
was shot in the hand. His coachman and the Khe-
dive's master of ceremonies were also wounded.
The Egyptian Army.-The Egyptian Budget pro-
poses that the army shall be reduced to 10,000
men, and that the remainder, including 2,000 offi-
cers, be disbanded.

Lieutenant-Commander Hitchcock, reporting the
arrival of the United States ship Supply at Made-
ira, January 25, twenty-five days from Havre,
states that on the night of January 12, she was in
collision with the English bark Diadem, but with-
out serious injury to either vessel.

Prince Edward Island was visited by a fierce
storm Sunday the 23rd February, prostrating two
churches and causing other casualties, besides fill-
ing the railway cuttings with snow drifts fifteen to
twenty feet deep.
C. R. Murray, cashier of the Montreal Exchange
Bank, is alleged to be a fugitive and a defaulter to
the amount of $20,000. The bank holds a guaranty
bond of an insurance company for $10,000.
The coalheavers and a large number of dock la.
borers having resumed work, the Birkenhead men
have resolved to resume also at the reduction.

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