BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
io. 11-Vol.% IZ. STATE SU.ER VIAS ANTIQUES. 24s. per Ann
Iasmiltoln Bermuda, T',esday, .larch I IS 79
1 Written expressly for the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
Within the last few years a growing desire has
manifested itself to adorn the houses in which we
live and our various public buildings, with some
regard to comfort and taste, and with the best of
results. Bare white walls are chilly and repulsive,
abounding, in cold and unintellectual comfort.
Apart from their deleterious influence on vision,
interminable square yards of plaster have nothing
in common with the gay and festive spirit of youth,
nothing to exhilarate the buoyancy of middle age,
but rather tending to lead declining years into in-
creased coldness. In our hospitals we discovered,
not long since, that a system of decoration was con-
dhcive to sanitation, and so a mania for supplying
pictures set in, and co-existent a providing of natural
flowers. Here for the afflicted was, all of a sudden,
a welcome cheer, a step in the ladder of hope on
which the-invalid could tread at first gently, and
then with ever increasing confidence. The mental
energies aroused, and stimulated to continued exer-
tion, no fear of the depressed physique leading di-
rectly to dire results. When the animal system is
on the rack, what a relief it is for the languid eye
to rest, but for an instant, on some pictorial repre-
sentation or on some sculptured object, a new
thought perhaps has been provoked, or a happy
remembrance brought back to mind; who can tell
what consequences, for we, creatures of time and
sense, are subject to impulses, impelled by the
smallest and most trivial causes! How precious
then the merest trifle if it starts an idea which
leads to personal or social amelioration ?
-y This improved public taste which has asserted
itself is the result of experience, a logical sequence
of the multifarious processes which place, within
general reach, hidden stores of wealth which are
becoming vast sources of improvement. And it is
also due to the increased ability of people to in-
dulge in little niceties of decoration. Public pa-
troftage has stimulated competition, which has
reduced cost. Natural ability, education, and
pecuniary strength must determine the selection of
our decoration for our domestic shrines, our homes
and the theatres of our hospitality. In our halls of
Legislature, in our Courts of Justice, in our rooms
of Public Assemblies, and in our Churches, solemnly
held sacred to Jehovah, let due propriety of decor-
ation assert itself. The benefits are immeasurable,
for the intellectual faculties are imperceptibly
influenced and the whole being is roused. Let no
one contemptuously sneer at decoration whatever
its quality. Some is better than none at all, and
that -some will unquestionably lead to something
better. Perchance you may have noticed on a
modest mantelshelf, a little article of vertu of rather
mean material and no high order of merit and may
have felt disposed either to belittle it, orto uttersome-
thing in respect of it, disagreeably nasty and uncall-
ed for, all tending to your own importance, that you
are superior to the tastes of the publican. There is a
great deal of this spirit prevalent, very contemptible
in itself, and not calculated to elevate eitherpublic
taste or morals. Better a pair of-vases altogether
unpretending than none at all, the possessor has
entered on a correct principle, and will probably go
on improving. He merits encouragement as
against the person who takes no delight in such
thbigs, and who is consequently all the weaker
mortal. Wherever you discover a tendency to cor-
rect decoration encourage it, wherever you find it,
look on it with complacency, and thus tend to foster
it. Interior decoration affords a capital grip for
the mind-; however regarded, it exercises a refining
/ influence. There seems to exist in the human heart
a natural craving for decorative art, and the satis-
faction df this longing is important in the scale of
Provision and arrangement are the cardinal
requirements. ,Secure what is suitable, and place
where either useful or in keeping. It requires
little experience to know how much consists in
arrangement.' Two persons, one with taste and the
oth6r devoid of it, will put a very different face on
the satie stock,-the difference is often magical in
contrast. There are those who, in their modesty,
will allow dealers in decorative articles actually to
bully their good natural taste and judgment, and
persuade the use of some fancy things altogether
on the score of commercial tendencies. This is a
grand mistake, one should not willingly and readily
gie 'up his personal judgment without being sub.
stantially persuaded. Want of faith in oneself is
really an injurious quality, by no means to be
encouraged. It is a question whether the obstinate
pig headed man is not the better of the two; for, if
converted, he is so most completely.
There are several considerations which should reg-
ulate interior decoration and probably the most im-
portant is that of climate, looking both to the comfort
of the inmates and the reasonable durability of the
material. Fitness in brief is the word. A wall may
be simply painted in a suitable shade or shades of
colour, and to this ground work may be added all
sorts from lineal reliefs, up to the highest pictorial
groups. Or the walls may be hung with tapestry,
or eovfxred' with paper in their many splendid
designs, and at almost any price. The cornice may
be enriched' or relieved in many ways, while the
ceiling may be wholly transformed from its plastic
pure whitenes, or partially relieved. Plate glass in
gilt or natural woods, mantels in wood slate or mar-
ble, the finishings of doors and windows, curtain
poles or cornices, curtains themselves, brackets,
pictures, statuettes and general furniture, in accord-
ance with the requirements of the room. And in
furriiture a judicious revival has set in. Then
come the.oil-cloths, carpets and rugs, which should
harmonize with the curtains, and furniture cover-
ing.' 'Or a room may be partially or entirely fitted
in tiles of various designs, in china, or in wood or
woods, or in glass mosaics, or in slate or marbles.
The range of selection is by no means limited, if
cost is not an object. Or if expense is, as it is gen-
erally a primary consideration, you are not debarred
a good finish, for modern science has done much
and holds out a heavy catalogue of varieties.' But our
purpose is not to indicate any special interior deco-
ration. We 'might go on from the biggest Punch
Bowl down to the" small, unpretending, yet pretty
and amusing mug, and find plenty of sermon. Our
present aim, however, is to show that interior
decoration holds a high place, that its merits have
been of late years sensibly appreciated, and that the
means of gratifying a desire for it are happily now
almost within universal reach.
It may be said, that, with a stability of domicile
it is all very well and indeed very interesting, and
ano doubt very elevating in'tendency, to indulge in
these fineries; but, as for itinerants, stationed here
to-day and there to-morrow on military service, it
is useless to think of much above the apparatus of
mere 9rrovelling existence. This is no uncommon
sort of talk, with the most pernicious tendency. Let
it not be supposed that decoration, to be neat and
effective, must needs be costly. The simplest and
commonest of things may be made conducive to
fitting decoration, and the mental discipline, which
should never be undervalued, is often best with
the plainest shifts. There is something ennobling
in looking at a piece of decoration which has been
the fruits of much thought, and the produce of a
judicious saving. Of Charles Lamb's sister it is
reported how much pleasure she took in a set of
china, which had been picked up here and there,
piece by piece, but that, when circumstances
admitted of her purchasing a whole set at
once, her direct interest in it was sensibly diminish-
ed, because its acquisition had not exercised her
faculties to any extent. Decoration is not only
excellent in itself, but the means to gain it are an
excellent training. Military life, whether in tents
or barrack, need not want the genial influences of
decoration, which tends to subordinate the sensual,
by protesting that the chief good and market of
our time" is not to eat and drink. Wherever a taste
for decoration exists, you will observe tidiness,
cleanliness and economy of management. Taste
can easily be educated, and children, in the oidin-
ary routine under good example, will readily and
imperceptibly imbibe a liking for the beautiful; and
their surroundings will, under a mature scope, be
enlivened, and their own and others happiness ma-
terially promoted. Make your homes, however
humble, bright with some neat decoration, have
something substantial, far beyond abstract cold
sermonizing, to burn on your domestic altar with
a clearly bright and kindly flame.
To the Editor of the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
DEAR SIR.-Having spent the winter in this lovely
spot, before I take my departure in the next New York
Steamer, I am anxious to bear testimony to the attrac-
tions of these favored Islands. I was assured by Ad-
miral before quitting the Mediterranean that Ber-
muda was-" Fairy Land." I have travelled far and
wide; dwelt in many lands, and in fact am acosmopoli-
tan, but I have never seen any group of Islands so
picturesque as these.
Of course I have visited the .Lions of the place, ani-
mate and inanimate ; the Caves, Bays and Grotto's,"
the largest Cedar, the Calabash, and the India-rubber
trees, and in fact, like all visitors, have probably seen
more of the Islands than most of the inhabitants.
On arrival naturally I honored His Excellency the
Governor with a call and was most politely ushered in
by the versatile A.D.C. Concerning the courtesy 1 have
received from this quarter, which is proverbial, I need
say nothing more than that it was extremely gratifying.
The Officers of the garrison I have found most social
and hospitable. At the R.A. and R.E. Mess I have
imbibed invigorating consolation for my wife's absence,
for some nights I reposed in comforting the C.R.A."s'
quarters. Glen Duror extended to me its shelter and
its board," in fact the genial kindness and hospitality
both among the military and civil society of these Is-
lands is unimpeachable. By the way I must not omit
the Navy, for the Dock was far too big a Lion to be
overlooked, and at Ireland Island I sipped the moselle,
quaffed the coffee, and smoked the choice havannah of
the urbane, amusing and captivating Captain Superin-
tendent-I say captivating, for he seems to be quite
a favorite among the ladies. Not the smallest among
the attractions of Bermuda is the Royal Gazette; there
one has every opportunity of adding to his personal
knowledge of the ways and customs of the place, a de-
ductive acquaintance with that part of the community
who he has not met, for it seems they have a peculiar
custom, (quite local) of interchanging their ideas
under noms de plume. Every shade of thought may be
reviewed here, from the scientific to the silly ; how much
is such a community indebted to so complacent an edi-
tor It was really most amusing to see how Georgina,
Alice, Tally Ho, and his admirers, and a host of others
exchanged their "badinage :"-(bad in age though,
Minerva!)-yes, even Minerva was inveigled into the
jesting arena, and taking her cue apparently from a
"god-descended" horse, led Juno on to classic ground.
Apropos P Perhaps the best of all the encounters this
winter was that between, this same horse "VULCAN"
and his persecutors F. ARAGO and Ursa Major. I
can't quite make out how it began, I must have missed
the first of it-it seems to me that some one wrote a
sensible letter about the real planet Vulcan and that
some Tally Ho" gentry have been travestying and
burlesquing this letter, and that Vulcan the horse, and
a number of his riders were dragged in and exhibited in
most unenviable characters.
If I am any judge at all it strikes me that Vulcan
has the WHIP hand of all these merry correspondents,
and that unless these Junos, and Georginas, Aragos,
and Ursa Majors retire, or write more sensibly,
he will come down with something smart on some one's
devoted head. But I am intruding far too much on your
valuable space and must take my leave now and for
ever; thanking you for this, and availing myself of the
custom of the place, like a true cosmopolitan, allow me
to subscribe myself in terms suitable to my roving dis-
P. S.-On leaving these Islands, I shall carry with
me many pleasant memories.
Bermuda, 13th March, 1878.
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ALL PERSONS HAVING
Lumber, Box .Material
Or other GOODS,
Under the SHEDS
on the \\ harves of the Town of Hamilton, are
hereby notified that all such LUMBEIt or other
GOODS must be REMOVED, as the room
under the Sheds will be REQUIRED FVOR
PRODUCE intended for Shipment.
JOHN T. YATES,
Hamilton, March 8 1879.
r, 5 0 T I C 1
hi I HE Public is hereby cautioned against har-
bouring ,r employing my son, W\ILLIA \
IHENRAY NE LMES (a minor), and Masters
of Vessels against taking him off these Islands.
WM. D. NELMES.
Hlamilton Parish, 8th March, 1879.-3 pd
Vy recent I m portalions from Lon-
dlon and New York,
( 'A ll .l and Pocket (.U l' I.L R Y
English and French Cf(l NA
QUJI.ENSWV \ I 11, l \R,i)WA!Rt
'I'IN\V A I,; IN\I'LLE RI.NTS PAINTS
(I1L GL \1SS PU I'TY N \I1.,S
An id a great variety of other articles'isuanlly
kept in s ch an lEst iblishiment.
Hamtti ltonl, tb hXfrch) I 79.
26 Fr.r~it Strect.
rF-HE UND)ERllGNEI) request
all person,, wh!, i ave L (ft 0OD)S with
then to Oe so',d at nctio:i, u dler limited
prices, wlicei could n',t it ubtaine!, to rein ve
the same within THrP, i Y )AYS from date.
Any iich (1 o,'d.s enrc an itng in sto"e aftel that
time, will he Iol ,t d nctin ti t he highest bid-
der, without any resm.r\e \wiItever.
B. V. WA LK ER & CO.
1lamilton, March 10, 1879.-5
Dunscomb & Frith,
COMMISSION Ml iRCIANTS,
40, EXCHIANCE PLACE,,
NEW Y)iJ K
TO CONSIGNERS OF
P 10 1D C V .
To above address I beg to offer my services in
facilitating shipments, &e.
J. F. SMIFH.
March 11, 1879.-G
Notice to Farmers.
rFHE Undlersigole IPis prepared to
PUIRCI \Sl l' 'ROl)UCE Juri.ig tie pre-
sent Season at thet l.ih Mest a,\irket Rates.
Persons desirous of shipping to New York
can do so through ime free of charge to
Ri. ltP. Iaywrord-
Prompt Sales returned..
Cash payaulo in New York or lBermuda at
Shipjp r's option.
K. D. S. NASH,
'.3 Front Street.
Hamilton, 10th 31Milch, 1879.-tf
To Farmers and Shippers of
i I rmtU a Vro Utcce.
(j IAVIN G had several years expe ience in this
line of h>u-;iess, [ desire to continue in
the same during the co.ning Cton Season, and
respectfully solicit any consignments you may
forward to, this market. I will endeavour to
realize the highest AMlrket prices, render S~les
and Remittances promptly.
MIR. T0'llS. II. ?I PT,
0' llamnilloo, llermudt,
ill atwo:,d to receiving and invoicing all con-
signments for me, and willgive all information
necessary for benefit of Shippers.
I remain, -ours, &c.,
A. F. JUDGE,
With Messrs. 0' Jonnor & Jud e,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
I will receive and forward
Messrs. R. W. award & Co.
Mr. Nash will be with us later in the Season.
May be found at E. B1. JJNES's. '
CHARLES A. V. F[tTH,
Cor. of Reid and Queen Sts.
I lamilton, 22nd Januiry, 1879.
The Property of the Officers
AN D1 PORTl'D IRISIH
Color Brown; Ileight 15'3. Age rising 7.
Quiet to ride or drive, to be Sold, the Officeis
h ving no Inrther use for him.
Apply to MESS PREStIDEN P, 46th tRegt.,
March 11, 1879.-2
WIIITE' AN1) RE).
'~ IIE genuine Article can be obtained in .u-
gust or early in Septembei next by apply-
ing to tihe Undersigned before te l()h d ry of
A pril, 1879. l'er-ons can also eigage the s a ne
by applying to JOHN B. ZUILL, l'Esqr., Some.-
set, and \UB3R EY J. IIO(DS l,)N, Esqr 1lam-
As the Subscriber sold every pound of lis
last importation, persons purchasing of him this
year can rest assured that the Seed will be
Flatis, March 3rd, 1879.-tf
1'11Fl', Uudersigned would be gla I of a qii:ia-
i llon as
B 0 'A 14 .I
Can do any kind of Fancy Work in that line.
Terms rea sonable. Go.d references.
WM. P. SWAN.
Letters through Post Office, Hamilton, will meet
with proml t reply.
I lamilton, March 11, 1879.-tf
A SUIT OF
Royal Bermuda Yacht Club
Nearly new, lately owned by Major HUNT,
C -HAS. A. DES(IlEI,I),
WVarwick, March 3, 1879.-3pd,
Has just received per Canima" an assortment
J I 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 Aecounts MUST i'e
Settled 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,
March 3, 1879.
1FOR S. ILE.
A light Stinding-Top
H is just been painted and trimmed, and is in
every respect comfortable.
r With a complete set Brass Mounted
FOR 2 4.
E. ROBIA SOAJ'S,
Saddlery & I harness Establis!hment. under
Town Hall, Front St., Hamilton.
Fehy. 17, 1879.
HE UN DE RSIGN EI) having returned from
New York most respectfully informs the
Public in general of Bermuda, that he has re-
Corner Church and Burnaby sts., Hamilton,
And is prepared to execute in all its branche-
and in first class style ; Porcelain Work, Photos
graph and Ferrotype Views. Old Pictures copied
and enlarged and finished if required in Indian
JOHN [ROGAN, JRa.
tiamilton, Feby. 4, 1879.
(Nft n uano.
Momnently expected a large Supply
Which will be disposed of at a reasonable price.
The Article speaks for itself.- Farmers who
have, during the last four seasons, tried this
Manure pronounced it A I.
Gall at once and engage the quantity you re-
St. George, Bermuda, Oct. 28, 1878.
Colonial Secretary's OffP'
HAMILTON, 10th March, 1879.
In itan d D aily lails.
TENDERS are invited for the Conveyance,
for a period of 12 Months, of the INLAND
DAILY MAILS from Hamilton to St. Geor-
ge's and from St. George's to Hamilton-i.e.,
two journeys from Hamilton to St. George's
and two journeys from St. George's to Ham-
ilton, on all week days.
The Tenders must state the daily sum for
which the whole four journeys will be per-
PgacketU i itls.
TENDERS are invited for the Conveyance,
for a period of 12 Months, by Special Carriages
to and from St. George's and Hamilton, of all
MAILS received or despatched by Post Office
Packets or Her Majesty's Ships.
The Tender must state
(1) The amount required for each journey
performed by a Carriago drawn by two horses.
(2) The amount for each journey performed
by a Carriage drawn by one horse.
Tenders must be delivered at the COLONIAL
SECRETARY'S OFFICE on or before
The 31st May next.
The new Contract to begin on the 1st. July,
For further particulars apply at
OFFICE at Hamilton or St. George.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTiERi,
THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE desires to
give notice that a supply of TOBACCO
SEED of 'the finest kinds procurable in Cuba
has just been received from Havanah, and will
be distributed to all persons desirous of culti-
vating Tobacco in this Colony.
The Board trusts that as many persons as
possible may try the experiment of Tobacco
cultivation, as fine Tobacco such as is likely to
be produced from the seed now procured, sells
at a very high price, and its cultivation if it
succeeded would prove highly remunerative.
The experiment need not be tried on large scale
in any one spot. Every one who can spare a
few roods of Land might make a sufficient
Packets of Seed may be had on application at
the PUBLIC LIBRARY, HAMILTON, at the AssIs-.
TANT RECEIVER GENERAL'S OFFICE, ST. GEotR-
GES, at R. TYNES, DEVONSHIRE, and at the OF-
FICE OF THE ROYAL GAZETTE," HAMILTON.
It is hoped that early application will be made
for this seed, as the sowings must be made du-
ring the present or next mouth if it is desired to
secure a crop during the present year.
Feby. 9th, 1879.
THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
tern terminus of the Causeway now un-
dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTERATI-
The Public is hereby notified that from and
after the 6th instant, and until further notice,
a portion of the Bridge will be taken up and
the Carriage way reduced in width to about
nine feet, or thereabouts.
Persons travelling on the Causeway Road
are again requested to drive slowly over this
Hamilton, 3rd August, 1878.
Valuable Real Estate
A NEAT RESIDENCE
ail'! in the Toi n of Hamilton, situated on
lIII 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
ORMOND T. MIDI)LE TON,
57 Front St., Hamilton.
March 3, 1879.-3
On Hand and to arrive
?, a Prime
Potatoes for Seed.
The above for sale Cheap to Cash customers
St. George's, Bermuda,
Oct. 2oth, 1878.
J-1, C.1.1 ; -s .
"ERM UDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL O(BSER--
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
70-1 60-8 113-C
i71-9 61.2 129-0 2
67-3 57-0 135-4
72-1 r8-6 130-6
70-5 63-0 121-0
69-1 60-4 131-5 z
Sliamilto'n, v Jarch 18, 1879.
CUSTOM IIOUSE-HtAM ILTON.
March 17-Mail Steamer Canima. Liddicoat, New
York'.; assorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
March 12-Bark Brizo. Peppered, Porto Rico.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
March 10-Barque Lucia, Graese, Cardiff; coal. -
Agents, N. T. Butterfield & Sou.
Mar. 4-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York; 107
hds. sugar, 17 bls. do., 103 tons logwood.
12-Schr. Mary E. Douglass, Koff, Philadelphia; in-
ward cargo rubber.
'13-Barkentine Forest Princess, Dennis, Charleston,
S. C.; ballast.
In the Mail Steamer Canima yesterday from New
York:-Mr. and Mrs. A. J. Bradley, Mr. and Mrs.
Wetmore, Mr. and Mrs. J. W. McAvoy, Mr. and Mrs.
J. Mitcheson, Mrs. Iza Bradley, F. W. J. Hurst, Esqr.,
three Misses Hurst and maid, Miss A. Cavendish and
maid, Dr. Chas. Phelps, Captain J. Rider, Captain
Pung, Lieut. Falls, 46th Regt., Messrs. T. B. Brad-
ford, A. B. Gorden, J. H. Burnes, J. H. Butler, and C.
F. Beekman.-2nd Cabin, J. Hayward.-Steerage, Mir.
and Mrs. Peter Stacey, J. F. Smith, B. E. Smith, P.
Anderson, John Vitch.
The Barque Sir Georg' F. Seymour, was about to
load at London for Bermuda.
We understand that through the kindness of the
Captain Superintendent of H. M. Naval Yard, the
ship Britannia, which arrived here on the 9th inst.,
has been permitted to go into the Camber for repairs,
which are.to be executed by the artisans of the Yard.
This is fortunate for the Bri'annia being a large ves-
sel, 1,342 tons, and constructed wholly of iron, it would
have been impossible to have obtained the necessary,
repairs in any other way. Considerable of the cargo is
damaged, and much will be landed ; storage for which
has also been furnished st the Dock Yard, so as to
H. M. S. Bellerophon, Capt. St. George D'Arcy Ir-
vine bearing the Flag of Vice Admiral Sir Edward A.
Inglefield, K.C.B., F.R.S., left St. Vincent for Mar-
tinique on'the 9th inst. The Flagship was accompani-
ed by H. M. S. Tourmaline, Argus, Plover, and Con-
H. M. S. Rover, Capt. Barnardiston, in 6 days from
St. Vincent, arrived on Friday last. The R. leaves
to-morrow for England with some time expired men
We understand that H. M. S. Pert is expected here
from Jamaica in a few days.
The general health of the 1st Battalion 20th
Regiment at Cyprus, continued good.
APPOINTMENTS.--Commander Wm. McC. F. Cas-
tle, to the Bellerophon.
W. R. Clutterbuck, to the Zephyr, Vice Le Cocq,
Surgeon Thomas D. Popham, to the Druid.
The Spanish Steamer Guillermo, came into colli-
sion with British -Steamer Istrian, on 25th Feby.,
4 miles S.W. of the Skerries. The G. took fire and
sank. The majority of her crew was saved.
We hear that a Rifle Match, which is exciting
much interest in Military circles as well as amongst
the fair sex, will come off at Warwick Rifle Range,
to-morrow, Wednesday, commencing at 12 o'clock.
We trust that the weather may be favorable as
these contests are a rartty in Bermuda.
To the Editor of the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
SI,--I should feel .greatly obliged, if through
the medium of your paper some of the talented
Philosopher's who have lately figured there would
(still directing their faces heavenward), ascertain,
why it is thunder storms in these Islands almost
invariably appear to come from the West and occur
between 6 and 9 p.m.
Surely Vulcan, Arago, Ursa Major, would find
it more profitable employment than "dazzling
their eyes in watching Vulcan crossing the solor
disk; studying the eccentricities of his orbit:
knocking fresh sparks out of him, etc., for I may
add, his bulk has visibly diminished since the treat-
Bursting of the Last Embankment of the Theiss-80,-
000 Persons Homeless-Houses and Inmates Carried
away-A Fearful Night.
LONDON, March 13.-The last Embankment of
the River Theiss, at Szegedin, Hungary, burst early
yesterday morning, causing immense destruction,
and, it is feared, great loss of life. For nearly a
week the ill-fated town, the second in commercial
importance in Hungary, has been in imminent dan-
ger of being overtaken by The catastrophe which has
at 'last overwhelmed it.
A despatch to the Daly News from Szegedin, dated
yesterday (Wednesday) morning at eight o'clock,
"' After a fearful night of anxiety all efforts are
useless. The water broke through with immense
force at three O'clock, carrying away part of the
railway station, embankment, and rolling stock.
Within three hours the town was many feet deep in
water. Terrible suffering is commencing. Shrieks
and cries from thousands are heard. Houses are
crashing by the score,- and in many cases carrying
their inmates with them. God knows what we shall
do to-night. There is no gas, the works being fifteen
feet in the water. I fear we shall run short of food.
One boat was just going to save a large houseful of
people when a fearful crash carried with it the
whble living freight. The scene is simply heartrend-
ing. Over eighty thousand people are out of house
and home. Hundreds are drowning,, and the water
is still rising rapidly."
[Szegedin is the capital of the county of Csongrad,
and is situated on the right bank of the Theiss, dis-
tant nine-six miles from Buda-Pesh. The popula-
tion,h hich was in 1870, 70,179, is now supposed to
be about 80,000. It stands on a vast marshy plain,
and has been protected from floods hitherto by means
of immense dams built at great expense. The city
contains six Roman Catholic and a Greek church
and a synagogue-now destroyed. In the summer
of 1849 it was the seat of the Hungarian Diet, until
it was luik:n by the Austrians in August of that
THE EXTRA SESSION OF CONGRESS.
a President Hayes has called an extraordinary
Session of Congress to meet on the 18th instant.
The regular time of its coming together is Decem-
ber next, but the public business makes it necessary
* to convene it now. This necessity is much regret-
- ted. A very general dread of legislative action is
felt throughout the United States, realizing in this
respect one of the warnings of Do Tocqueville, who
forsaw the expansion of legislative authority and
its dangers. All business men believed that the
gloom from which trade had so long suffered, was
about to lift. Some looked for that prosperity
which has been the normal condition of the coun-
try ; others more timid or discreet, consoled them-
selves with the reflection that the worst was past
and 4a revival was at hand. To all of these the
premature Session of Congress is a damper. The
crude and visionary ideas which Congress has of late
years brought to the consideration of commerce and
finance, discourage confidence in its future policy.
True, it has never done all the harm it intended.
There have always been in its numbers men who
were able to restrain if not to lead the others ; and
a sounder outside public opinion and discussion
have exposed and defeated the foolish plans of the
Legislature. But the effect has been disturbing
nevertheless, and just now, its continuance will be
inopportune. Ordinarily, so much heed might not
be given to what Congress did and said, but the
commerce and industry of America, like an invalid
slowly recovering health, need more tender treat-
ment and handling than are necessary in their ro-
The forty-fifth Congress which expired on the 4th
March, left unpassed some of the most important
Appropriation Bills, among others the Judicial
and Army supplies. All the means for paying the
judicial and military officers of the country under
former supply bills would be exhausted in a month
or two, and while it might be possible to keep along
until December, it was felt that the whole machi-
nery of several important departments of the Gov-
ernment would be clogged and throttled unless
earlier legislation was had. Hence the extra Con-
gress called some two weeks after the expiration of
the regular session. The Appropriation Bills were
defeated not on account of disputes as to their pro-
per provisions, but because they had attached to
their money sections, political enactments. This
most vicious practice of including in supply or ap-
propriation bills, political or partisan measures, has
been too much followed, and both parties have been
guilty of it. In the present instance the demo-
crats are the offenders. They desire to have re-
pealed the power given the general government to
watch over congressional elections, and to use
troops if necessary to overcome corrupt and riotous
Practices at the polls. The power has been very
rarely exercised, and never without some justifica-
tion or excuse. But it has always been used by a
Republican administration, the Democrats never
having possessed the executive authority since it
was granted. It was unacceptable to them, and
Particularly to some of the Southern States where
Sthe United States assistance has been asked to re-
strain or correct the excesses of the polls. It is a
fair question for Congress to pass upon, and the re-
peal of the powers referred to is within its autho-
rity and discretion. But it is not fair to make the
repeal a part of appropriation bills, because the
purpose in so doing is to force the acceptance of
distasteful measures rather than have the supplies
not voted. There are always disputes over supply
bills, and conferences to settle them. The Senate
invariably modifies and changes these bills as they
come from the house. They did so with those
which failed at the last. Session. All differences on
the money votes had been adjusted, and some pro-
visions of general legislation interpolated by the
Democrats had been assented to. But the Repub-
licans refused to pass the sections of the bills re-
pealing the police powers of the Government at
elections, and as they held the majority in the Se-
nate, and the Democrats who had the majority in
the Representatives would not give way, the Bills
collapsed and were not voted.
In the forty-sixth Congress, now to meet, the
Democrats will hold the majority in both houses
and they can pass what Bills they choose. This is
by allowing them certain so-called greenback votes
which in whole or part gravitate to them, and will
probably be needed to carry any strong party mea-
sures, the democratic majority proper being too
small to be safely relied on in all contingencies.
They propose to pass bills repealing the obnoxious
police powers of the Government. These will be
exposed to, and it is believed will meet, the veto of
the President. In that case the democrats threaten
to attack the repealing clauses once more to the
appropriation bills they are specially convened to
pass. The right to veto is a constitutional power
of the President. The right to saddle on supply
bills which every Legislature votes, the political
and partisan measures of a majority, if not consti-
tutionally prohibited, is one of doubtful propriety.
The Acts of Congress must be vetoed or approved
in their entirety, by the President. In many of the
States supply and appropriation bills may be al-
lowed in parts and disallowed in parts, a most
wholesome provision permitting the Executive to
defeat grants he cannot approve, without defeating
a bill in other respects just and essential. It would
be a step farther in the right direction, for the
supreme constitutional authority to prohibit the
incorporation into money bills, of political, or of
any other extraneous measures of general legisla'-
SHIP OF WAR THETIS" ON FIRE.-A despatch
fiom Plymouth, dated early morn, March 11, states
that a fire has been raging for some hours on board
the corvette Thetis, which was preparing to proceed
to the Cape. The vessel's scuppers are now almost
level with the water, but the fire is not yet extin-
guished. The Thetis lies in the same basin as the
NXrthumberland (iron-clad) and several other men-
[The fire was eventually extinguished without
damage to the hull.]
Colonel Robert A. Alston and Captain Edward
Cox had a quarrel and exchanged shots in the office
of the Georgia State Treasurer at Atlanta, Tuesday.
Alston died soon after. Each fired 3 or 4 shots,
Cox after being mortally wounded walked up to
Alston and shot him in the head.
Queen Victoria will embark at Portsmouth on
the 20th inst., March, aboard the royal yacht Vic-
toria & Albert for Cherbourg. The Queen will
probably be absent about a mouth.
Mr. W. H. Smith, First Lord of the English Ad-
miralty, said, March 10 in the House of Commons,
that he hoped that within a day or two the British
squadron would have the Sea of Marmora.
The new French-American Cable Company will
be formally brought before the public some day this
week March 18. The cable is in process of con-
struction and is expected to be laid during thecom-
The greatest anxiety is felt in regard to the con-
dition of Dr. Butt, who is growing weaker.
The Williams & Guion line steamer Arizona, the
largest merchant vessel in the world except the
Great Eastern, was successfully launched at Glas-
gow on 10th instant.
Passamente, who attempted to kill the King of
Italy, appeared on his trial Friday weeping and en-
deavoring to screen himself behind a pillar from
the gaze of the public. He was convicted and sen-
tenced to death.
are "books in the running brooks, sermons in
stones, and good in everything."
ROYAL ENGINEERS V. 1/19TH REGIMENT.
This match was fired at Warwick Camp on Wed-
nesday last. Five Officers on each side. Seven
rounds at 200, 500 and 600 yds.
R.E. Pts. /lch f p+o
..1 L .
thorpe........ 70 Major Hunt.........46
illeau........ 55 Capt. Jameson ...... 72
.icholls...... .58 Capt. Handley..... ..63
.utyens...... 86 Lieut. Eden. .........55
leeve ....... .83 Lieut. Herepath...... 62
Total...... 352 298
MARCHING OUT.--The 1/19th (Princess of Wales'
Own) Regiment, headed by their Colonel, and ac-
companied by their excellent Band, marched from
their Barracks at Prospect, through a portion of the
Parish of Pagets, by the middle road, westward,
and returned by the north road bordering on the
harbour of Hamilton. A finer looking body of
soldiers is not often to be seen than the 19th.
A despatch from Constantinople says the with-
drawal of the British fleet has been delayed in con-
sequence of the desire of the Sultan to give a ban-
quet ia honor of Admiral Hornby.
:Robert A. Heath, 'Esqr., Son of the late Baron
Heath, who, for nearly half a century held the post of
ConsulGeneral for Italy in London, has been appointed
by the King of Italy to succeed his venerable father in
that important post.
BIRTH, at Bleak House." St. Vincent, on the 3rd
inst., the WIFE of E. A. Richards, Esqr., of a SON.
DIED, in Paget Parish, on 16th inst., Miss ANN S.
JAMES, aged 72 years and 9 months, leaving a mother,
sister, and other r,-laive, to morn their loss.
........., at Grand Cay, Turks' Islands, on the 27th
Jany., JOHN D. MISICK, Espr., aged 60 years,
19th inst., A
1 W 1 LL
WE FILL SELL,
WImlten expressly for the flernmuda Royal Gazette.
If anything is calculated to produce a good re-
sult, it is association, which brings together various
minds and different temperaments, and so creates
an energy which leads to enquiring study and re-
search. Privacy and easy leisure are necessary for
investigation, for examining and accumulating ma-
terial. But contact with 6ther minds, more or less
informed, is requisite to produce a healthy activity
of intellect, calculated to advance knowledge, and
as a sequence to promote general progress. There
are people who live secluded lives from choice, and
turn them very often to good account. We are
under obligations to many such people who, in their
own way, pursue lives of study which conduce to
general benefit. On the other hand there are those
who, from want of self-confidence or of self-resour-
ces, continually rush before the public and keep
themselves afloat by mental friction, having ideas
created, sharpened or corrected in this way. Those,
whose existence is recluse, are very apt to become
selfish and dogmatic, obstinate and opinionated.
Very frequently their every action is marked by a
manner which detracts from its natural force. To
form an opinion, and to be able to produce a reason
for the faith that is in you, private study is indis-
pensable; but, if you are satisfied or unfortunately
compelled to stop here, you are halting and hesitat.
ing about reaping your harvest.
A comparison of the results of private studies
has a most salutary effect. Independent of the
congenial character which it assuredly has, the en-
thusiast has his enthusiasm either heightened or
diminished by interchange with others, who have
been pursuing the same course of investigation, or
whose common sense is a corrective of any extrava-
gant deductions. The earnest student has his path
lighted up for him, by the encouragement which he
receives, either by a direct approbation of his
schemes, or by some suggested modifications of
them, by comparing notes with others. It would
indeed be impossible for one person to make pro-
gress without the social aids of mental friction.
Mind acting on mind, matter on matter, one influ-
ence or another. The great benefits derived from
public schools, are due to this mental friction. The
youth has his ideas brought more into unison with
the ordinary standards of well tried experiences.
One'youth acts on another, the genius of one elevates
the dullness of another, the too great eagerness of
one is reduced by the inactivity of the other. And
so on the whole, by this continued discipline, a high
common standard is attained, beyond which occa-
sional stars will soar. And, if we regard our more
advanced seats of liberal knowledge, we shall dis-
cover how vastly important they are in securing
not only a thoroughness in the ordinary standards,
but providing also a stimulus for new researches
with a view of leading to further beneficial discov-
eries. Between students and masters themselves,
and between the members of each class there is
perpetually going on an interchange of ideas, which
results in the preservation and the furtherance of
knowledge. A brilliant master imparts much of his
own spirit to.his pupils, an evidence of the benefits of
mental friction, which is the better secured when
the institution has the widest and freest scope. To
illustrate. The student of Medicine, the student of
Theology, and the student of Law, ought to have
their studies in common, as far as they can be so
pursued, because the experience of one willimprove
the theories of the other. A common standard, and
a common sympathy are created with the highest
benefit. The divinity student, hemmed in by a
Theological College, cannot possibly have that
worldly wisdom and ordinary experience of a gen-
eral student, whose observation has been marked
and wide. The influence on ideas is very marked
when the studies of our various callings in life are
pursued in common. A more comprehensive and
more liberal view of things is entertained with im-
Our Universities are vast engines of mental fric-
tion, preserving and disseminating knowledge, and
adding to it. The promotion of sympathy between
the professions and other occupations, founded on a
high common standard of learning, does much to
add to general happiness, because there is a proper
mutual understanding of fundamental principles.
A school is preferable to private tuition. The tu-
tor's energies are more active, where there are sev-
eral pupils to test him, one pupil suggests one
thing, another another, and so on it runs, and
happens that one's inquisitiveness or blundering
contributes to the other's gain. The tutor himself
is in this way sharpened and his pupils also. Our
Modern Civilization machinery has, in many ways,
widened the influences of association, and has pro-
voked competition of an extraordinary nature in the
mental friction which has been evolved. The
great societies which have their periodic exhibitions
and meetings, the various congresses which are re-
regularly, or occasionally called together on an in-
finity of subjects, by their discussions, which are the
results of mental contact, tend to elevate communities
in their many details. The Press, by its continu-
ous records and discussions, is a powerful instru-
ment and forms a public opinion as the results of
mental friction. Our system of Legislation has its
foundation on discussion, the product of mental
friction, one proposing, another seconding, another
criticizing and another amending. To come down
to the plain social intercourse of every day life, we
cannot fail to observe the refining influences at
work, the direct consequence of mind on mind pro-
ducing a wholeso m medium, in manner, thought
and action. There i no one, however, refined and
educated, but can find improvement by coming in
contact with the lowest and least informed. There
A Good Assortment of
Just arrived per Canima,"
"LS. Family FLOUR
11 Bags CORN Bags BRAN
Bags OATS HAMT BACON
SHOULDERS BUTTER CHEESE
LARD Half Chests Oolong TEA
CIGARS Dry GOODS
BOOTS and SHOES
FURNITURE, &c., &c.
Hamilton, 18th March, 1879.
Notice to Salvors.
Persons claiming Salvage on Mate-
rials saved from stranded
At 1 o'clock,
On Thursday next,
15 BL''. Muscovado SUGAR
5 Bls. Vacuum Pan DO.
20 Kegs and Tubs BUTTER, assorted Brands
1 Case containing 10,000 CIGARS
25 Bags OATS, 4 and 5 Bushels each
7 Tins OIL, ex Lighthouse, 5 Galls. each
200 Lbs. Assorted CONFECTIONERY, in 5
1 Cask, 5 Dozen, PICKLES
1 Dozen 2 oz. CAPERS
6 Do. Assorted SAUCES
5 Do. MARMALADE
2 Bls. Poultry FEED 36 Lbs. STARCH
5 Bls. CARROTS TRUNKS and BOOTS
10 Dozen Men's Brown Drill TROWSERS
10 Do. Oznaburgh DO.
300 Yards Heavy OZNABURGHS
1 Show CASE containing about 500 yards
1 HANDSOME Loo TABLE,
London made, cost 10 Guinea
8 Morocco-covered CHAIRS
1 Square PIANO 1 SOFA
1 WATNOT 2 Mahogany TABLES
1 Marble Top Walnut TABLE
1 Large MIRROR
1 ROCKER 1 Child's DO.
12 Cane-seat CHAIRS
1 Walnut BUREAU and Glass
1 Handsome PICTURE, Three Graces
1 ANCHOR, about 300 lbs.
4 Half Chests TEA,
Damaged by Sea-water on board the Barken-
tine Bessie," while on a voyage from
London to this Port, and on Survey
recommended to be sold for bene-
fit of whom it may concern.
1 Ullaged Cask Brandy,
Ex Bessie" from London,
Sold for account of whom it may concern."
SBUGGY & HARNESS.
B. W. WJ1LKER 4 CO.,
Hamilton, March 17, 1879.
For Benefit of Owners, Underwrit-
ers and all Concerned.
WILL RL' SOLD,
21st inst., At 12 o'clock,
At Davenport's Stores,.
Are requested to meet at the office of
N1essrs.J.1'. i320gnrrgI & Co
At II o'clock A.M., on
19th insta nt,
To receive their respective amounts.
N. A. BUTTER FIELI),
Hamilton, Bermuda, March 17, 1879.
*/10 7 7 ICE.
All persons having claims vs.
Li"- A IG TON,"
Are requested to render Hills of same in dupli-
cate at my office not later than II o'clock A.'NI.,
N. A. BUTT"EIRFIELD,
Hamilton, Bermuda, March 17, 1879.
pARTIES INI)EBTEl:) to the Subscriber
are particularly requested to come forward
and settle their Accounts, as the small profits
does not admit of unlimited time in paying up.
C. H. ROBINSON.
45 Front Street, Hamilton, 1
18th M arch, 1879.
Neatly Fitted-Reid, near Queen
Street-at a moderate KRent.
Apply to D)R. LOUGII,
March 10th, 1879-4 3p I amio. 250 Barrels (more or less)
To Fme aI Othersitntret
To Farmers and Others interest-
ed in Bermuda
The Undersigned solicits consignments to
During the coming Crop Seison, alid Wvill for-
P ard same free of charge for his services.
Prompt ale', and Returns guaranteed.
S. S. INGHAM.
I amilton, March 3, 1879.-3 3p
To carry 2 Persons.
For particulars apply to CAPT. GRIEVIE,
Officiatin, Brigade iMajor, R. B. Y. Club.
Hlamilton, March 17th, 1879.-1 pd
In the Island of Boaz,
Set with lubies and inscribed K. HAY.
Anyonebringing the same either to Major HUNT*
Boaz, or to Mr. CUILD's, iHanilton, will be re-
March 18, 1879.-1
If the Gentleman who took away a
Waterproof Military Cloak,
in mistake for his own, from Boaz Mess on the
night of 20th Peliy. last, will return the same to
Boaz Mess or to Ordnance Office, Ireland Is-
land, he will greatly oblige the owner.
March 17, 1879.-1pd
A Supplement of three col-
umns accompanies this Number of the
Gazette." It contains much inter-
esting news received by the Canima;" a com-
munication from Our Sporting Correspondent
and a Letter from L. W. Butler,
Damaged by Sea-water on board Ship "1 Bri-
tannia," Hamilton,. Master, put into this
Port in distress on a voyage from
New York to London.
W. C. HYLAND & CO.
R. E. N. BOGGS,
I PF .. Auctioneer.
St. Ueorge's, 17th March, 1879.
The Undersigned have received in-
D. @l. NEON, ESQR.,
AT PUBLIC AUCTIrOW,
His others Late Residence,
No. 2 EAST BROADWAY,
The whole of her well kept
SI0 USEHOLD FURNITURE,
PLA TED IFARE,
GLASS and CROCKERY.WARE,
Kitchen UTENSILS, &c., &c,., &c.
Particulars given iri next Week's Gazette."!
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, March 18th, 1879.
p 1i SONS having CLAIMSagainst the Ks-
tate of the late JAM ES WILLIAM M US-
SON, Esqr., of Hamilton Parish, are requested to
render the same to _Mrs. J. W. Musson, or to
the Undeisigned, at the Flatts, on or before tke
third day April, 1879, next ensuing; as any
accounts rendered after that date will be disre-
A. J. MUSSON,
Sole Surviving Executor.
Flatts, March 12, 1879.
o'clock Under the Big Shed,
E L L, AT PUBLIC AUCTION,
iE VM UDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
TENDERS will be received by the BUILD.
ING COMMITTEE of ST. JAMES'S
CHURCH, Somerset, until
Friday 28th inst.,
From Persons willing to enter into a Contract
SBuilding a Chancel, Or-
gan Chamber and Vestry
Extending Steeple of said Church,
The Plan and Specifications of the Work
with all information, can be obtained at any
time on application to
JOHN FOWLE, Esq.,
Or JOHN F. BURROWS, Esq.,
The Contractor is to furnish all necessary
Materials, which must be of the best quality,
and subject at any time to the inspection and
approval of the BUILDING COMMITTEE.
The Committee do not bind themselves to
accept the lowest or any Tender.
Spmerset, March 17, 1879.
Will receive during the next 10 days,
Onion and Tomato Box
Which will he so1l1 at low rates on accoimmnodi-
B. W. WALKER & CO.
Hamilton, Mlarch 17th, 1879.-2 3p
Souvenirs of HIermuda.
.SRMTOA PRO CT'S.
PALMETTO WOk)K-consisting of Dish
A Mats, \Vatch Pockets, Fans, Cedar I an-
die, Card Baskets, &c., &c.
CEDAR WOH K-Cuff and Collar Buttons,
Studs, Card Cases, Egg Stands, Egg Cups,
Collar Boxes, WValking Sticks, Ilat Stands,
&c., &e., &c.
ACACIA and SHIEI.L WOtRK
SEA EGGS-Real Curiosities-very fine
Bermuda HONEY and Cedarberry SYRIUP, in
Large and St;ill Bottles
ARI OWROOT -First Quality-in any. size
Cassava STARCH Cayenne I'EPPERI
C. H. ROBINSON.
45 Front Street, Hamilton, ?
18th March, 1879. (
RICE AND CRUSHED SUGAR,
Bags, Good Cleaned RICE
Bis. American Crushed SUGAR
Very Cheap to Cash Customers.
B. E. DICKINSON.
No. 27 & 28 Front St., Hamilton,
March 18th, 1879.
Persons desirous of Shipping
To AJew York,
TO THE CONSIGNMENT OF
.essrss. Middle ton Co.e
Will please call upon
SAMUE. SAMUEL A. MASTERS,
No. 26 Front Street,
Who will re.,det them every facility for so doing.
Hamilton, March 18th, 1879.-2m
THE WHALE BAY FARM,
One of the Largest, most convenient and Pro-.
ductive in the Island,
Apply to SAMUKL A. MASTi;RS, Esqr.,
26 Front Street, Hamilton, or to
GEO. 0. WHITNEY.
March 17, 1879.-3
lRegistered Physiciai anid Surgeon.U
SPE:CIALTY-Diseases of the Eye and Ear.
Residence at Flatts Village, next the Receiving
Have two Rooms for Visitors from abroad.
'The finest look-out in Flatts Village.
Fine Boating in Harringtor.n found and Flatts
March 18th, 1879.-tf
The Undersigned solicits Consign-
S ments to
Messrs. Darrell 4 Co.,
83 IPARL STREET,
During the coming' Crop Season, and will
forward same fi'e of charge.
, Prompt Sales and Returns guaranteed.
H HENItY C. OUTERBRIDGE.
6f Front St., Hamilton, March 17, 1879.
The Bermuda Libraruy,
18TH MARCH, 1879.
- HE following BOOKS have just been ad-
ded to the Bermuda Library, and with
the exception of the Reserved Works, marked
R in this list, will be ready to be put in cicula-
tion, and issued to Subscribers any day after
Ancient Classics for English Readers :
Aristotle, by Grant,
I Catullus, Tebellus Davis
and Propertius o
. Lucretius, Mollock
, Ovid, Church
Alcock, R. H., Botanical Names for English
Albemarle, Earl of, Fifty Years of my Life
' Alexander, Win., The Witness of the Psalms
to Christ and Christianity
" Alexander, Mrs., Which shall it be ?
S" The Wooing o'it
c" The Heritage of Langdale
Si" Her Dearest Foe
Anderson, John, Man lalay to Momien
Austen, Jane, Emma
Mansfi, ld Park
Pride and Prejudice
Sense and Sensibility
Baker, James, Turkey in Europe
(1) Barclay, Robert, Apology for the Quakers
I Barker, Lady, A Year's Housekeeping in Africa
Barrett, C., Diary and Letters of Madam D'-
Arblay, 4 vols.
Bastian, H. C., The Beginnings of Life, 2 vols.
Beckstein, L., As Pretty as Seven
Black, Wm., A Daughter of Heth
'" Green Pastures and Piccadilly
Lady Silverdale's Sweetheart
Mr. Pisistratus Brown, M.P., in
1Blackman, R. D., Alice Lorraine
Cripps the Carrier
Brassey, Mrs., A Voyage in the Sunbeam
Brown, R., A Manual of Botany
Brown & Lidstone, Fifteen Thousand Miles on
Bryce, James, Transcaucasia and Ararat
Burbidge, F. W., Cultivated Plants
B-Burke, Sir B., The Peerage and Baronetage
Burnaby, Capt., A Ride to Khiva
On Horseback through Asia
Burton, J. H., History of Scotland, 2 vols.
Cairnes, J. E., Principles of Political Economy
Essays on Political Economy
Cameron, V. L., Across Africa, 2 vols.
Campbell, Lord Geo., Ldg Letters from the
Chambers, G. F., Descriptive Astronomy
Cooke, E. W., Leaves from my Sketch Book
1st and 2nd Series in 1 Vol.
Cooper, Fenimore, His Works, 26 vols.
Cozzens, S. W., The Marvellous Country
Craven, Mrs., A Sister's Story
Cranstoun, James, The Elegies of Albinus Ti-
Croker, Crofton, Fairy Legends of Ireland
Darwin, Chas., Different Forms of Flowers
De Cosson, E. A., The Cradle of the Blue Nile,
Dennis, Geo., Cities and Cemeteries of Etruria,
Dilke, Sir Charles, Greater Britain
Dodge, R. J., The Black Hills
Dyer, T. H., Pompeii
Edwards, A. B., Barbara's History
Edwards, Betham, A Year in Western France
Edwards, Herbert, Life of Sir Henry Lawrence
Eliot, George, Daniel Deronda
The Mill on the Floss
Evans, A. J., Through Bosnia and the Herze-
Fitzmaurice, Lord, Life of Earl of Shelburne,
(1) Pox, George, Journal of his Life
Praser-Tytler, Leila, or the Island
French Pictures in English Chalk, 1st and 2nd
Fullerton, Lady, Constance Sherwood
Too Strange riot to be' True
Gardiner, S. R., Personal Government of
Charles I, 2 vols.
German Home Life
Gladstone, W. E., Juventus Mundi
Grant, Rev. George, Ocean to Oceani
Gray, John Henry, China, 2 vols.
Green, John R., History of the English People,
A Short History of the Eng-
Hall, Mrs. S. C., Sketches of Irish Character
Hardy, Thos., Far from the Madding Crowd
Herbert, Lord, Autobiography
Hinchliff, T. W., Over the Sea and Far Away
Ingraham, Rev. J. H., The Prince of the House
Janus, Letters on the Pope and the Council
James, G. P. R., His Works, 27 vols.
Jebb, R. C., The Attic Orators from Antiphon.
to Isaos 2 vols.
Jevons, W. Stanley, The Principles of Science
Kavanagh, Julia, Adele
Kempe, J. E., Companions for the Devout Life
King, Edward, The Southern States of America
King, Henry, The Metamorphosis of Publius
Kitchen, G. W., History of France, 3 vols.
Lambert, Cowley, A Trip to Cashmere
Layton, J. J., Mayhew's Illustrated Horse
Lawrence, Sir Geo., Forty-three years in India
Leto, Pomponio, The Vatican Council
Levison, H. A., Sport in many Lands
Lewes, G. H., Physiology of Common Life, '2
On Actors and the Art of Acting
Leigh, J. Austen, Memoir of Jane Austen
Lloyd, W. W., The Age of Pericles, 2 vols.
McDonald,Geo., At the Back of the North Wind
9" St. George and St. Michael
The Marquis of Lossie
Macquoid, K., By the Sea
Mahaffy, Rev. J. P., Rambles and Studies in
Social Life in Greece
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Malleson, Colonel G. B., The Indian Mutiny
1857-8, 1st vol.
Martin, Theodore, The Life of the Prince Con-
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May, Sir Erskine, Democracy in Europe, 2 vols.
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Mivart, St. Geo., Lessons from Nature
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Moore, Thomas, Odes of Anacreon
Morris, C. E., The Age of Anne
Muir, Sir William, Life of Mahomet
Muloch, Miss, Mistress and Maid
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Myers, Arthur, Life with the Hamran Arabs
Nares, Sir George, Narrative of a Voyage tc
the Polar Sea, 1875-6, 2 vols. ..
Nicholson, Alleyne, A Manual of Palmontology
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The Ancient Life--History
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Northcote, Sir George, Note Book
Oliphant, Mrs., Adam Graeme
A Rose in June
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Osborn, R. D., Islam under the Arabs
Payer, Julius, New Lands Within the Arctic
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Pouchet, F. A., The Universe
Prescott, W. H., History of the Reign of Fer-
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Rae, Edward, The Country of the Moors
Reeve, Dr. Henry, Journal of a Residence at
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Rink, Dr. Henry, Tales and Traditions of the
Rose, Hugh J., Among the Spanish People,
Sacks, Julian, Text Book of Botany -
Schleimann, Hy., Mycennm
Schuyler, Eugene, Turkistan, 2 vols.
Schweinfurth, Geo., The Heart of Africa, 2 vols.
Smart, Hawley, Breezie Langton
Speaker's Commentary, New Testament, vol. I
Spry, W. J. J., The Cruise of H. M. S. Chal-
Stanley, A. P. (D.D.), Lectures on the Jewish
Church, 3 vols.
Stanley, II. M., Coomassie and Magdala ,
How I found Livingstone
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St. John, Lovatt & Smith, Eastern Persia, 2
Stephen, Leslie, H6urs in a Library, 1st and
Sterndale, R. A., Seonee, a Tale of Indian Ad-
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Stoney, Sadlier, Life and Times of Sir Ralph
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Taylor, J. E., Half Hours in the Green Lanes
Taylor, Capt. M., Confessions of a Thug
"tThe Story of my Life
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The Atelier du Lys
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Thomson, Sir Wyville, Voyage of the "Chal-
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Tyrrell, Christian, Success and How he Won it
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Wallace, A., Geographical Distribution of Ani-
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Wallace, Mackenzie, Russia
Walpole, Spencer, A History of England from
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Wilson, H., Alpine Ascents and Adventures
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The London Post hears that it is probable that a
commander of higher rank than Lord Chelmsford
will be sent to South Africa.
It is said the judgment of the court-martial on
the iron-clad disaster lays the principal blame upon
the officer in charge of the Koenig Wilhelm at the
time of her collision with the Grosser KTfrfnrst.
New York Mail Steamer.
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Thursday, 20th instant.
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I amnilton, Bermuda, March 18, 1879.
TOW Of ffy a, i ilftosi.
COMPRISING all those certain LOTS OF
LAND in the Town of Hamilton, by com-
putation equal to the number of Twenty-seven
Lots, of Fifty feet in width and One Hundred
and Fifty feet in length; bounded, Southerly,
on Lots formerly in the possession of William
White, deceased, and other Lands of the said
Town, and there measuring Three Hundred
and Fifty feet, more or less; Easterly, partly
on other Lands of the said Town, and there
measuring Three Hundred and Twenty-five
fee, moreor less, and partly on a Street or
Alley of the said Town in a curvilinear course
on a base of Two Hundred and Twenty-five
feet, more or less; Northerly, on Lands for-
merly of John Stowe Wood, deceased, and
there measuring Three Hundred and Eighty
feet, more or less, and on Lands formerly of
Richard Wood, deceased, and there measuring
One Hundred feet, more or less; and Westerly,
on Lands formerly of the said Richard Wood,
and there measuring Four Hundred and Sixty
feet, more or less.
The said Premises will be sold together, or
in parcels to suit purchasers. Terms accom-
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ORMOND T. MIDDLETON,
51 Front Street, Hamilton.
10th March, 1879.-3 3p
A FIRST CLASS
made to order, with all the new Improvements
and Requisites, including a large Collection of
Views in Europe and America, Comic Pictures,
and Chromotropes. This will be a rare chance
for one or two persons, a visit around the West
* Indies with this Instrument would undoubtedly
be a money making business. Instructions in the
Art given which will be of great advantage to a
Apply at the Royal Gazette Office."
March 18th, 1879.
'1'HE Undersigned are prepared to forward,
free of charge, consignments of
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son for POTATOES, ONIONS and TOMA-
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To Growers and Owners
OF BERMUDA PRODUCE,
IN consequence of the great increase in ship-
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Produce for New York made through us, but
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March 18, 1879.h Ju
Notice to Farmers of Bermada
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For the well known house of
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He can guarantee full sales and prompt re-
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Hamilton. March 18. 1879.*-tf
Colonial Secretary's Office
17TH MARCH, 1879.
HER MAJESTY'S JUSTICES OF THE
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SHamilton, 17th March, 1879.-2
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no, Elizabeth J Harford. Abigail Hill, Sarah Ingham,
Alpheus Jones, Jany King, Richard D Lee, Rose
Muray, Robert McCarty, Elizabeth Miles, John N
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MAILS FOR ENGLAND, United State, Do.
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UNCLAIVlED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
FICE ST. GEORGE'S, 15th March, 1879.
Adelaide Albuoy, Miss C M Brangman, Benj Bur-
chall, Saml Bassett (2), C R Burgess, Jno Carty (2)
Hy Cooper, David Deal (2), J G Donell, J S Frin.
cisco, Ann Smith, Sami Surtris, Miss Annie Smith,
John H Smith, Cornelius Smith, Thos Simmons, S
A Hano, Mrs A J Hodson, Geo Jennings, Mrs John-
son, Benj Lamb, St Davids, Thos Martin, J Mellett,
Mrs S J Richardson, F S Rhodes, Jas Tyne, Wmn
Tucker, St Davids, Samil Thomas, Jas Waldron, Mrf
E William s.
SHERMU(DA ROYAL GAZETTE.
S TROUBLE IN COLOMBIA
PANAMA,Febh. 15.-A despath from nBuenaventura,
of tFo 61h inst, says: A rexodlation has broken out
in .he State of Antioquia in the interest of the Con-
ern'.iitie party. There has been one fight already,
cl6se to Manizales, at a place called Olivares,
res-iliing in some twenty-five killed, and the re-
volutionary party is said to hqve had the worst of it.
The general Government has declared public or-
der disturbed in fhe State of Antinqnua (this is
officially known to be the case), and i said to ave
decreed a levy of 8,000 men to ma ci. pon thesaid
State. The Government of the State ofCa'ica is get-
ting 8,000 men ready to send to the frontier of the
neighboring State, and the battalions Forth and
Fifth from Call, and Twenty-first from Palmira, are
Nie4to the front. Later advices are to effect that
8,000inen from Antioquia have invaded the Cauca
by the Valle de Sapia, on the west bank of the river
Cauca. Rumors are afloat of an active part to be
taken by Vientimilla on the Equatorian frontier,
and one Colombian battalion has already passed
ih'rough Popayan to that destination. The call for
g,'000 men by the national Government has been
supplemented by appeals from the President of the
State of Cauca to the neighboring States for men
and arms. The State of Panama has been asked
tg furnish 700 men, but as yet no movement has
been made to respond tothe call. The situation iscon-
sidered to be very grave. Hard fighting and the
expenditure of a million or more of money will be
necessary to restore order. Po far the Conservatives
have the advantage of the situation, but Gen. Trujillo
is excceding by active and energetic, and will hardly
permit them long to retain that advantage. T'he
national troops in Panama are to be maintained at
an effective force of 200 men, in order to perserve
the integrity of the transit, which in the opinion of
President Trujillo is measured by the revolutions so
frequently occurring here.
A TERRIBLE AND DEADLY AFFRAY.
A Quadrangular Duel in Mississippi--Two MHen
In the annals of deadly affrays in this State we
know of no occurrence so fatal in its results as that
which occurred on board the steamer Sunflower,
while lying at Johnsonville, the county seat oi Sun-
flower County. About ten days ago Col. I). A.
Holman, while in Johnsonville, on entering Dr. W.
L. Lowry's store, was accosted by Dr. Lowry, who
ordered Holman out, remarking, it is said, that
Holman was no gentleman, and. did not keep his
word, or something to that effect Holman depart-
ed, saying in substance he would'see Lowry again.
On the morning of the affair Col. Holman engaged
passage on the steamer Sunflower for Vicksburg,
accompanied by his father-in-law Dr. G. C,Walker.
The boat arrived at Johnsonvile somewhat earlier
than usual, and Col. Holman and Dr. Walker to-
gether went on shore, but in a short time returned.
Perhaps a halt hour later Dr. Lowry, as was usual
with him, came on the boat to transact his business,
and while entering the cabin was caught, it is said,
by the left arm or back, by Col. Holman, who turned
Lowry half way around, and putting his pistol to
his breast fired. Lowry started down the cabin, but
instantly turned, and seeing his clerk, John. C.
Arnold, start from his chair (being shaved at the
time), said, kill him, John, kill him, he has shot
me."' Arnold ran out of the cabin to attack Hol-
man, and Lowry, walking to the cabin door, cocked
his pistol and fired at Holman. At the same instant
of time, perceiving Dr. Walker with a pistol in his
hand, he pointed his pistol at, Walker with deadly
effect, Walker falling and expiring almost without
a struggle. Lowry then walked back in the cabin
staggering, and fell, and in about two minutes ex-
pired also. In the mean time Arnold and Holman
were fighting outside the cabin. Arnold received a
wound4in the chest, and died shortly after being
removed from the boat. Col. Holman being wound-
ed in the left arm and side, but to what extent could
not be ascertained, as the boat left shortly afterward.
All the parties engaged are very highly respected.
Dr. Lowry was a brother of Gen. Robert Lowry,
and leaves a widow and six children. Arnold was
a brother of Judge Arnold of Columbus, Miss.,
Col. Holman being a prominent and talented
-. lawyer. and respect in the community in which
Dr. Walker was one of the oldest residents of the
county, and we believe had noenemies. Col. Hol-
man, the only survivor was immediately arrest-
SHERE ALI'S MISSION.
[From the-Pall Mall Gazette.]
General Kaufmann's. account of the Russian
tp:ission to Cabul given to the correspondent of the
New York Herald certainly reduces the object of
that now famous embassy 'to very small propor-
tions. Though Russia was anxious to take the
initiative at Cabul, in view of a possible difference
between England and herself in Europe,'the mis-
sion was, after all,."a visit to a neighbor-nothing
more." It was never, in fact, intended to break
through the engagement with respect to Afghanis-
tan, except by way of division. This is all very
well; but General Kaufmann's peaceful assurances
scarcely accord with the list of terms proposed to
Shere Ali at a yet earlier date, which would have
converted the Afghan ruler into a mere feudatory
of Russia. We have learned by this t'ine, we may
hope, to reckon these disavowals at their real
wor4h. Advances in Central Asia are only to be
recognized when circumstances have rendered
them wholly successful; at other times they are to
be stoutly denied. But we are now advised from
General Kaufmann's own lips that the intention
was to make use of Afghanistan in the event of
hostilities in Europe. What, then, becomes of the
"- large scale map" theory ? It is needless, however
to.refer to that, for the author himself has long
since most effectively denounced his own view.
A .curious list might be made of the strange me.
thodst. employed in transmitting many important
historical messages. The intelligence which enabled
Cyprus to overthrow th3 Median monarchy was
conveyed in the body of a hare sent him as a pre-
sent. The instigator of the Ionian revolt again t
Persia sent his agent, a trusty slave, with verbal
orders to shave his head,when the necessary instruc-
tions appeared traced on the skin beneath.
During Mohammed's wars letters of this kind
were frequently sent plaited in the long hair of
female slaves. The Medieval fashion of writing in
ink which only became visible when held to the
fire is Well kdown ; but Cardinal Richelieu surpass-
ed even this by his device of a dispatch whose al-
ternate lines made an entirely different sense from
that' o'f he leit,.r i.s a whole.
'One of the French chiefs of the Fronde war con-
cealed an lnmporlant'letter in a roasted crab. War-
ren Hastings When blockaded.in Benares by Chete
Sifgih, eplprised the English army of his situation
by dispatches written upon rolled-up slips of
parchment, which his messengers carried in their
eais instead of the quills usually wore there.
The letterwhich recalled General Kaufman to the
relief Samarcand, when besieged by the Bokhariotes
in June, 1868, was stitched up in the sandal of a
loyal native. It is even stated-though the story cer-
tainly savors of Munchausenism-that a French
spy in 1.870, carried a photographic dispatch through
the German lines in the hollow of one of his false
Southern California is prodi uici, every year moreand
more semi-tropical fruit. Oranges are raised in such
abundance that it is thought that in a few years the
market will be so overstocked as to render their rais-
ing unremunerative. In the region around Los An-
geles, every land-owner and settler is so desirous to
have orange-groves, that dwellings are surrounded,
and even the roads are bordered, by them. In anti-
cipation of an excess of the fruit, cultivators of the
soil are beginning to plant walnut and almond trees
in its stead. Not much success has been had as yet
with bananas, in consequence of injury to young trees
by occasional night frosts; but this trouble will, it is
thought, soon be remedied. It is expected that pines
will flourish ere long, so that there will be plenty ot
figs, almonds, olives, pines, lemons and oranges in the
A Lady whose jewellery was supposed to be
worth thousands, complaining with the toothache,
a friend said : If I had your jewels I don't think
the toothache would bother me."-" Ah !" was the
reply, an aching tooth hurts just the same no mat-
ter how costly the diamond that hangs in the ear
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ly painted and believed to be in oocd order.
Apply at the "' Royal Gazatte" Office.
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ioney to Loan
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September 17, 1878.-12m
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any style of Case with Crest, Monogram, &c.,
Remember the American Watch Co. received
the Gold vled (l at the late Paris Exhibition,
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Hard Stone Lime.
WOOD BURNT LIME.
3500 Bushlels Hard Stone Wood
Burnt LIM E.
For Sale by II. C. OUTERI1RI DGC, Cause-
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.
S. A. VOUNG & CO.,
Commission ME rchants,
FOR THE SALE OF
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WORKS (OF \R, i lt \-L E.ST\AT, &c.
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Our facilities for making pur'lchamses are 1in-
surpassed, buying direct from Manufacturers and
first hand-s. Quoaati.ins and estimatese s given on
Personal atten-ion ,iven to the Sale of BEAR
MUDA 'PRODUCE. )Discounts allowed when
obtained on all !'urchises anI Shipments.
I1. A. YOUNG,
February 3, 1879.
-R VA V DI
Per I(oyal Mall Steamer Alpha,
1 Single P H- TO.N,
I Double CONCO RD.
The above will be sold at very reasonable
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St. George's, Novr. 12, 1878.-tf
B. UISI -
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best English manufacture. For its priy ad rea
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transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
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twenty minutes drive of lIamilton, and quite
near the Walsinghatm Caves. It borders on the
beautiful sheet of water, llarrington Sound., ,
famous place for sea bathing..
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excursions on the ound and other waters. He
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very reasonable terms.
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September 3, 1878.
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October 28, 1878.
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every Tuesday by DONALD MPHELE LEE,
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Supplement to the Bermuda Royal Gazette, Hamilton, March 18, 1879.
Flurope :tsnd A, rieca.
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
from New York arrived at her wharf in this town
soon after ten o'clock yesterday morning. She
left New York at 3-380 p.m. of the 18th instant.
We are indebted to Capt. Liddicoat, Mr. Purser
Gale, and 2nd Officer Mr. Astwood for files of
papers of 3 p.m. of the 18th.
Shares Del. and Hudson Canal Co., 401.
Mr. Mitchell, late 1st Officer of the Canima, has
been placed in command of tLe Bahama.
Some One who Blundered in the Zulu Disaster-The
British Commander Denounced.
LONDoN, March 6.-The London Daily News
says: It is our painful duty to declare that Lord
Chelmsford, the commander of the forces, at the
Cape of Good Hope, has failed, and ought instant-
ly to be recalled. The latest news confirms our
impression that the disaster at Isandula on the 22d
of January was due to miserable blundering
and helpless in capacity.'
The Time., after summarizing the full details of
the Isandula disaster which are now at hand, says
that Lord Chelmsford was both surprised and de-
LONDON, March 7.-The Standard states in a se-
mi.official form that it has been given to understand
that the Government has no present intention of
superseding Lord Chelmsford.
CAPETOWN (via Madeira). February 18.-Colonel
Pearson was attacked at Ekowe by a large force of
Zulus. The latter were defeated with enormous
loss and pursued to Etameel, one of the Zulu Mili-
tary kraals. Colonel Wood reports that he has
captured a large number of cattle. The health of
the troops is good. The attitude of the native tribes
in Transvaal is disquieting, and it is feared the
chiefs have formed a league against the British.
The Governor of the Mauritius has arrived at
Capetown. The men-of-war Boadicea and Flora
are at Simon's Bay. They have twent-seveh cases
of smallpox on board.
LONDON, March 10.-The Standard's correspond-
ent at Cape Town says that Colonel Pearson, after
repulsing the Zulu attacks which occurred on Feb.
13, burned Entamedi.
A dispatch from Kimbeiley reports that the Zu-
lus have burned eight kraals belonging to friendly
Caffres near Doornberg and killed the inhabitants.
All fears of a successful invasion of Natal have dis-
The Cape Argus publishes the following dispatch
from its correspondent in the field : The Zulus
now desire peace on terms consistent with tribal
There is immense delay at St. Vincent in coaling
the English transports conveying troops to South
Africa. The facilities are altogether inadequate.
The steamships Russia, England, France, Egypt
and Spain are now here. Some have been here for
several days and are still far from full of coal.
THE AFGHAN ANARCHY.
Narrative of the Russian Surgeon Javorsky- Revolts of
Yakoob's Elder Brother and Nephew.
TAFHKEND, Turkestan, March 12.-I have just
learned the following details of the events which
occurred at Tashkourgan immediately previous and
subsequent to the death of the Ameer, Shere Ali.
They were given to me by the Russian surgeon,
Javorsky, the only European who witnessed them.
The Ameer was not yet dead when three pretenders
to the Afghan throne sprang up in Tashkourgan.
Among them was Hamid, the nephew of Shere Ali,
who-was known to be in communication with the
English. Hamid's party, urged, no doubt, by Eng-
lish agents, began active operations on the evening
before the Ameer's death. They were joined by the
tetirere garrison, led by the commandant, Feis, and
efforts made by the two other pretenders, Ibrahim,
the eldest living son of the Ameer, and Ahmed Ali,
the grandson of Shere All (son of his eldest son,
Mahomet, who died in 1867). These latter proceed-
ed to the fortress of Tashtopanul, where, however,
they were despoiled of everything by the command-
ant, mho had been gained over to Hamid's party.
Hamid bad provided for all eventualities. They
were compelled to fly to the mountains, pursued all
night by the Governor. Leinab. The Ameer died
on the following morning at eibht o'clock. Then
the garrison of Balbk, which had not been bought
over, hearing of the events which had occurred
hastened at once to the aid of the fugitives with a
couple of cannon and bombarded Tashtapaul.
Despairing of success, the party of Hamid sought
and exhibited to the people another pretender, Ab-
doullah Djan, son and heir of the Ameer's favorite
sister, who died recently at Cabul. Shere Ali had,
after the death of his youngest son of the same
name, intended him for his heir: but, in trouble,
had replaced him by Yakoob Khan. The soldiers,
however, refused to accept Abdoullab. Then the
party of Yakoob Khan, with whom there had been
noquestion of profiting l y all these divisions, placed
Achmned Isa, a son of Yakoob Khan, on en elephant,
and proclaimed him Governor of the province.
They proclaimed Yakoob Khan as the Ameer of
Afghanistan. They triumphed. Reprisals were
immediately begun against the party of Hamid.
and all his officers were massacred. With the
consent of the victors, on the following day, Febru-
ary'22, the house of the Governor, Leinab was giv.
en up to be looted, the women of his harem were
abandoned to the soldiers and general pillage fol-
lowed all over the town. Even after the salute of
twenty-one cannon had been fired, which welcomed
the proclamation of Yakoob Khan' as the Ameer,
and notwithstanding the threats of the new Gover-
nor to arrest the authors of the outrages, they con-
tirued to rob and plunder, unchecked by their offi-
cers. They even stole the bay which Dr. Javorsky
had purchased for his horses. This state of anarchy
lasted for five days, and order was not restored un-
til the 26th. To sum up, the English party is
crushed by the patriotic party. The Afghan Am-
bassadors are leaving Tashkend.
England objects, to a Canadian Protective Policy.
LONDON, March 11.-That part of the Marquis of
Lorne's speech at the opening of the Dominion Par-
liament in which he recommended a readjustment
of the tariff for the purpose of increasing and en-
couraging the industries of Canada is attracting
attention in Parliament. Sir George Campbell has
given notice of his intention to ask at a future day
whether Her Majesty's Government is aware that
the new Governor General is advocating a policy of
protection at a time when the home government is
striving against a similar policy by foreign govern.
ments, and also whether Her Majesty's government
considers it desirable to continue the connection of
this country with Canada under such disadvantage-
ous and humiliating terms.
The St. Petersburg Golos publishes the mortality
statistics (t that city during the past week. These
show that typhus has irel:eased in virulence.
Spotted typhus is also prevalent, and the Goloe de-
clares that there have been two latal cases of the
The Porte has decided upon transferring the
Cential Government of the Vilayet of the Greek
Archipelago from Rhodes to Scio. A report, aris-
ig. out of the -above movement, that Rhodes is to
be hypothecated to France is, however, contradict.
THE ROYAL WEDDING.
PREPARATIONS AT WINDSOR-THE CEREMONIALS-
ILLNESS OF PRINCE LEOPOLD.
LONDON. March 13.-To-day the Princess Mar-
garite of Prussia and the Duke of Connaught will
be married at St. George's Chapel, Windsor. For
this day, and this day only, however, all the mourn-
ing now worn for the lamented Princess Alice will
be laid aside by everybody excepting Her Majesty
the Queen and her ladies in waiting. Yesterday
some excitement was caused by the reception of a
telegram 'rom Darmstadt saying that Prince Leo-
pold had been taken sick there. Further informa-
tion is anxiously awaited. Prince Leopold was to
have acted as the Duke of Connaught's second sup-
porter at the marriage to-day. His place will now
be taken byhis Royal Highness the Duke 6f Edin-
burgh. The corps of Gentlemen-at-Arms will be
intrusted to-day with the escort of the processions
and with duty inside St. George's Chapel and the
state apartments of the castle. The Duke of Con-
naught's guard of honor will consist of officers and
rank and file selected from his own battalion of the
Rifle Brigade. Three hundred of the Metropolitan
police are detailed, with the Windsor and Royal
Household police, for the maintenance of order.
The extra preparations in St. George's Chapel con-
sist of temporary galleries north and south of the
nave for spectators, a tribune for the representa-
tives of the press, another for extra choristers and
musicians, and a high dais for royalty before the
altar. Broad alternations of blue and white bunt-
ing in festoons line the passage by which the Queen
enters; then comes a crimson bordered pathway
with ornamentations of blue and gold, fringed with
bullion. The Rutlard and Bray chapels, off the
north and south aislea, are fitted up as retiring,
rooms. In Windsor Castle the staircase an'l state
entrance are ornamented with flowers, palms, ferns,
and shrubs. The great corridor communicating
with the Queen's apartments is richly decked with
flowers. By Tuesday night every room in the cas-
tle was occupied. St. George's Hall will to-day
present a gorgeous spectacle. There the great body
of the guests will partake of refreshments, while the
royal party breakfasts in the dining room. At
either end of the hall will be placed a magnificent
buffet, on which will be a part of that gold plate in
which Windsor Castle is said to be richer than any
.other royal residence in the world, and the long,
narrow room will be lighted up with a blaze of color
from the robes, uniforms and decorations. The
town of Windsor will be decorated during tLe day
and illuminated at night. The music at the ceremony
will be rendered by seventy choristers and instru-
mentalists, the choristers including members of the
choirs of St. George's and of the Queen's private
chapel, and the instrumentalists including a selec-
tion from the Queen's private band. The music
will consist of a march from Handel's '" Hercules,"
Mendelssohn's march from Athalie," and Han-
del's Occasional Overture."
RowING IN ENGLAND.-Race between Wallace Ross
and Frank Emmett for Two Hundred Pounds, on the
Thames--LONDON. March 10.-A boat race between
Wallace Ross, of St. John, N. B., and Frank Em-
mett, of Jarrow, for 100 a side, took place to-day
over the Thames championship course (from Putney
to Mortlake) and resulted in a victory for Ross.
Emmett led until he had reached a point about fifty
yards below Hammersmith Bridge, when Ross over-
tookjhim and drew away, winning the race easily by
about eight or ten lengths. he betting at the stai t
was 6 to 4 and 5 to 4 on Emmett, which were freely
laid. The water was tolerably smooth. A start
was effected at half-past three P. M., when Emmett
at once took the lead and maintained it by about a
boat length until the soap works were reached,
when Ross gradually drew away, and just below
Hammersmith Bridge took his opponent's water,
and on going under the bridge was three or four
lengths ahead and rowing very coolly and steadily.
After passing the bridge both men felt the effect of
the ronih water in Corney Reaeb,Jiut after they
passed Chiswick the race resolved itself into a mere
procession and Ross won easily-some say by six,
some by eight and others by ten lengths. The umpire,
in reply to inquiries, stated that Ross won very
easily. At the close of the race Emmett looked ra-
ther exhausted, hut Ross appeared quite fresh.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR SIR,-Noticing a letter in your last issue
from one who subscribes himself an Old Farmer,"
I thought there were some statements in it that
might mislead some of your readers-I refer to
that part of his letter where he claims that it would
be to the interest of the growers of produce to ship
to not more than four dealers in N. Y. This is not
an exception to the rule that there are two sides to
every question. I am a produce dealer in N. Y.
and probably know more about how the produce from
Bermuda is handled than the Qld Farmer," hence
am entitled to a hearing on the other side of the
question, and I must say at the outset that the gen-
tleman who wrote the letter referred to, must either
have a personal interest in the quantity that one or
more of the three or four receivers in N. Y. who
have monopolized this trade for years get, or he has
made statements or rather expressed opinions on a
subject that he knows but little about. He says he
has been informed that some receivers have at times
had to sell their produce at a sacrifice in order to
realize money to pay freight and duty. This can't
be true for every receiver has to pay the freight
and duty before he can touch the goods.
So goods are not sacrificed or prices lowered for
And there are no reasons why prices are more
likely to be lowered if there are twenty or more re-
ceivers than if there are but four, but there are
reasons why prices will not be kept up as well when
the bulk of the goods go into the hands of three or
four, as has been illustrated more than once in our
market, and this is the way. The receivers of
smaller quantities than the then principal ones,
have what they received sold at certain prices, and
in a few days after have customers come and say
they must be allowed a deduction as certain other
larger dealers were selling tomatoes, potatoes or
onions lower. Why were they selling lower, be-
cause they had received such large lots (the bulk of
what came on the steamer,) that in order to clear
out their overplus of goods had to -lower the price
?o draw customers. Whereas had the goods been
d stributed among more dealers there would have
been no necessity for decline. No three or four
firms have the facilities for distributing a ship load
of goods to advantage that twenty dealers have.
The four certainly don't have the number of cus-
tomers, the store room, or the ability to show the
goods to as good advantage as twenty or more
It is proper that growers should be careful and
learn through some one who has visited N. Y., who
are reliable firms to deal with, (and there are hun-
dreds to select from.)
The portion of the letter which referred to the
quality and condition of the goods when sent was
correct and good advice.
Growers must not think that prices are lower in
N. Y. now than they were a few years ago because
there are more receivers, this is not the reason, there
are other reasons) one is that all kinds of provisions
and produce in our country, on account of increased
production, are much lower. Another is that the
goods we have imported from here have been sold
as luxuries and fewer of our people can afford to
buy luxuries now, than during the unnatural infla-
ted times that followed our recent war.
Very truly yours,
L. W. BUTLER,
Of Butler Brot.hers. N. Y. itv.
From our Special Sporting Correspondent.
For several days before Thursday, 6th March, I
had been feeling very seedy-partly suffering from
the now fashionable cold and partly, the Doctor told
me, from a general debility of the system. The
cold I think I must have caught at the Prorogation
of our Legislature, for not only do I think it right
and proper that all well-wishers of Bermuda should
always be present on such occasions, but I had pro-
mised Mrs. T. to drive her to Hamilton so that she
might see the pretty soldiers and hear our respected
Governor read his speech. There is nothing in
this world that my dear old woman likes so much
as to hear a Speech made, and she will never lose
an opportunity of doing so if she can help it. Ac-
c-ordin.rly early on the morning of the 27th, we
started in our buggy with my old hunter in the
shafts; and the day seeming warm and summerlike,
we both of us-I mean Mrs. T. and myself, not the
horse-dressed ourselves out in our best, and I put
on, for the first time, a bran new suit of clothes;-
you may think me a vain man, Mr. Editor, but I
did wish to look as smart as I could in the eyes of
"Alice," Georgina," "Arabella," Minerva,"
" Juno," and many others of the fair sex who evi-
dently admire your Sporting Correspondent, other-
wise they would not, I am sure, write to you so
often about him. It really shows that their heads
must be full of him, don't you think so ? Feeling
pretty sure they would all be there, I accordingly
put on my new clothes, and new clothes you must
admit give a kind of creeping sensation down your
back and all over you, and unless the weather is
warm, I never think it safe to make a change into
quite new garments. On reaching the Public
Buildings Mrs. T. would insist on standing at the
entrance to feast her eyes on the red coats assem-
bled round the door, and to see the ,. uard present
arms when His Excellency arrived. She took such
a fancy to the Captain of the Guard of Honor that
I was very nearly becoming jealous. She said he
was such a fine strapping young man and very
glad I was to get her up stairs, but being late of
course we had to stand near the door, and there I
stood shivering in a fearful draught. I tried to
get round amongst the ladies, but just as Abel
Luckaround said in his letter to you-that young
man in red did not seem to approve of it, and I was
made to stand where I was. I did not dare whis-
per Tally Ho' in his ear-not knowing whether he
was to be trusted with the secret as to who I was.
If I had done so perhaps he might have allowed me
to stand near the ladies;-who knows but that he
might even have put me next to Minerva and Juno,
for they do say he knows more about them than he
cares to confess. Oh! what bliss if he had! Mrs.
T. drank in eagerly every word of the Governor's
Speech and on the way home told me it was per-
fectly lovely. What, with talking about it and
that fine young man in command of the Guard of
Honor, her tongue was not quiet once the whole
On Tuesday the 6th, therefore, I did not feel
quite up to riding all the way, so jogging quietly
out to Riddle's Bay, I joined some of the riders on
the road and contented myself with seeing what I
could of the Hunt as a distinguished member of the
Road Brigade. Lucky for me, perhaps, that I did,
for I hear there was more jumping than my old
bones would probably have stood. Leaving Rid-
dle's Bay, the line lay behind Mr. Darrell's house,
then passing in rear of Lieutenant Crozier's they
next took a turn towards the North Shore, but al-
most immediately doubled back into the woods be-
hind Warwick Church; thence the scent led them
down the hill on to the main road, across the branch
road leading to Mr. A. Frith's house, into the fields
near Mr. Dunscombe's house, where there was some
very pretty fencing, both walls and timber. They
then crossed to the South side of the main road, and
circling round, had some very good going, with,
they tell me, lots of fencing, away behind Mr. W.
Frith's house, through the Honble. E. Harvey's
grounds, past Rev. Mr. Lough's, and then straight
away to Capt. Doe's, past Mrs. Stewart's, and soon
to the road behind Mr. C. Gosling's. Turning off
the South Road, a galop across some fields, in which
there were two very nice timber jumps, brought
them up to Mr. Tucker's Cricket Field, where there
was a large gathering to see the finish.
Tuesday the 11 th we met at Somerset Bridge-a
long way off for a meet, but knowing the country
over there was a pleasant one for a galop, and as
we had not been over there this season, I started
early and arrived at the meet just as the Pioneer"
reached the wharf, bringing across with her from
Hamilton the Master and several other riders,
amongst whom we were all glad to see Lady and
Miss Laffan. All were soon in their saddles and
the start made. We were disappointed at the com-
mencement of the day's run by. some landowner
objecting to us crossing his land, and I hear we lost
in consequence one or two nice fences.
Up to Whale Bay we had a very rough country
to cross, but the line the scent led us was a capital
one and all enjoyed it immensely-the fencing was
first rate and it was delightful to see how the in-
habitants of Somerset enjoyed the sport, many of
them following us from fence to fence. At Whale
Bay there was a slight check but the scent was
soon picked up and forrard we go, away down the.
hill over a wall at the bottom, then over another
wall, and after a short gallop across some fields on
to the main road, which was followed for a short
distance till we turned off it over a rail, and for the
remainder of the run the scent lay all along the
South shore nearly straight to the Lighthouse.
Leaving Gibbs' Hill we followed the Military road
up to Warwick Camp, where a galop up the range
brought this day's hunt to a close. At the Camp
some Athletic Sports and other amusements were
going on. so after having refreshed ourselves at the
Officers Mess, most of us went again down to the
range where the fun was kept going with great
spirit up to quite a late hour; many young ladies
too distinguishing themselves in trials of skill.
Bermuda, 17th March, 1879.
THE FRENCII IMPEACHMENT QUESTION.-- LOND-)N,
March 11.-A despatch from Paris to the News says
that M. Fourton in the impeachm, nt debate will
demand to be tried and not merely let off with a
vote of censure, which hecontends that the Chamber
of Deputies, not being a judicial hody, has no power
to pronounce on tho~e no long r in flice. Special
despatches from Paris disc:edit the statement that
tho French Gorernment has resolved to retire if a
majority on the impeachment question i- only ob.
tained by the support of the Right. It is thought,
however, that such support is necessary, as the split
in the Repun-ilican camp has begun to attract
The Pall Mall Gazette says a private letter from a
high Indian official states that the people of Cash-
mere are dying of famine like flies, and that at the
present ra'e of mortality the province will be nearly
depopulated by the end of the year.
The Sultan ratified the Russo-Turkish treaty on
Monday, and exchanged congratulations with the
The British House of Commons, on motion of Mr.
Raikespordered Tuesday a select committee to ni-
quire whether it is desirable to authorize schemes
for lighting by electricity or by other improved
A motion by Sir Wilfred Lawson, in favor.of
granting local option in the issue liquor licenses,
was rejected by the British House of Commons
Tuesday, 252 to 164.
In the House of Coirmons Friday a motion in
favor of female suffrage was rejected by a vote of
217 to 103.