Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076588
Volume ID: VID00219
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 46887227
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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No. 52.-Vol. l*. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUAs 24s, per Ann

Hamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, December 20, ISS I.
,I i i i [ .

For the Royal Gazette
As I see some contributor to the Bermuda .oya4e
Gazette recommends the cultivation of Strawberries
for supplyingthe New York Market, I have thought -A nni versary of the B er-
it might not be uninteresting to growers and culti-
vators of Fruits and Vegetables to describe the mode 9U(da Loyal Union? fSociety.
by which London is supplied with strawberries. I _
quite agree with that writer that it is to be regret- I: M MBE I lS oelth ove-named Society
ted that more attention is not bestowed on cultivat- 7J i 'M V M m e t Rt 0 he T(tVeNMe A T
ing of fruits as well as vegetables, which I much Vill (D. V.,) meet o- ,he TOWN hALL
incline to think would be found even more profit-
able, and still enough of onions, tomatoes and po-T O N
tatoes would be raised with other products. I have 7 I JU S D A Y ,
thought the cultivators would find it greatly to their
advantage to encourage the home consumption, The 27th ecemnber,
they would find ready customers for all they can -ST. .lHN's I))Ay,-at 9a.m. and proceed thence
produce if prices were more reasonable, and then in order to 1r. JoHN's CHURCH, Pembroke,
they would not lose over-ripe fruit, &c. where there will be ivne Service .m.
The supplying of a large city with some, of even where there wi be Divine Service at 11 a.m.
trivial luxuries, is often a curious operation, and of t eh bers are requested to be punctual in
great importance to a number of persons, to whom their attendance and to bear in mind that there
it affords employment and subsistence. There are will be a COLLECTION at the conclusion of the
not many of the inhabitants of London, who do not Service in behalf of the Society.
every summer partake of the delicious Strawberries, By Bequest of the Committee,
with which :it [is so abundantly and so cheaply
supplied. Yet few of them, when they have before EMELIUS B. MITH,
them a small portion of that fruit, are aware that Secretary
some hundreds of persons derive their livelihood, Hamilton, Dec. 1,th, 1881.-2
during the time they are in season, from the various
operations which the supplying London with them E t i
occasions. 'It may not therefore be uninteresting T T a n e t
to take a view of the mode in which that city is sup- er t nm en
plied .yith strawberries.
Most of'the strawberries consumed in the Metro-
polis are grown within ten miles of it, and by far A PrOm enade Concert,
tie greatest number of strawberry-gardens are on
it's eastern side. The chief places at which they Will take Place at the Town Hall,
are situated are Isleworth, Brentford, Ealing, Hatm-
mersmiph, Fullham, Debtford, Mortlake, Hackhey Hamilton,
and Camberwell.
The extent of Land cultivated for strawberries On the Evening of the 27th Inst.
has been much increased within a few years, and Proceeds in aid of the BE R.11UDA LOYAL
has been estimated at more than a thousand acres UNION S('CIE''Y.
for the supply of London alone. The greatest num- Admission 6d Doors open at 7.
ber of persons who derive employment in producing Do oe .
Strawberries forth markets are females, with the MOZART FAVOURITE BAND will be in
exception' of those who dress the ground on which attendance.
they grow. In the season in which strawberries are
ripe, whichis usuallythe end of May, the women E MELl US B, SMITH,
who gather thefruit, assemble in the strawberry- Secretary.
garden in the morning, as soon as it islight,which at Hlamilton, c. 13th, 181.-2
that time of year is between three and four o'clock,
and commence plucking the fruit. r T
The best' fruit which is gathered earliest in the N 1 1 C E
morning, is taken to the packing room and care-
fully put into pottle-baskets; fifty or sixty of these
are placed in a large basket, and before seven TO BE SOLD,
o'loa-- in the-morning, a number of women are
dispatched to the 1fpo-eacritthone f By Public Auction
these larger baskets, which she carries on the top
of her head, with only a small cushion to make the On the Premises,
pressure of the weight equal over the upper surface
of the head. The weight of the baskets and fruit is O n Tuesda 27th
from thirty tofortypounds, and sometimes evenmore. I L
A patty of.these carriers then set off with their December, Instant, At 12 o'clock, Noon,
burdens, walking at a quick pace, and occasionally
running, so that they generally accomplish five 3v order of the Mortgagee under a
miles in an hour during their journey. And it is Power of Sale contained in the Mortgage,
pleasing to observe with what skill and address, The undermentioned Property, viz.:
from habit, they manage their head loads, (as they
are called,) seldom having occasion to hold them ALL THAT CERTAIN PARCEL OF
with their hands. The burden being placed at the
top of the head, makes it necessary for the carriers k 0
to keep a very upright posture in walking, o much
so, that young persons, in higher ranks of life, haven Devonshire Parish containing or es-
been corrected of a bad habit of stooping, by being situate in Devonshire Parish containing or es-
made to walk with a small weight on their heads, timated to contain one acre and seven-eighth
without being allowed to touch it with their htads, parts of an acre be the same more or less, and
in imitation of these poor women. When men oc- bounded on the North by lands of William Mor-
casionally carry the fruit, they have a shoulder knot, ris Darrell Pearman, on the East by lands of
similar to those used by porters, so that part of the Mary Tynes, on the South by a Public Road
weight rests on the shoulder, and part on the head, commonly called the Middle Road and lead-
but by this mode of conveyance the fruit is gener- ing from Devonshire Parish Church towards
ally more injured than when carried by women. the Town of Hamilton, and on the West by
The carriers arrive at the principal fruiterers in lands of the Heirs or Devisees of William
London, early enough for their customers to be Middleton Conyers, deceased, or however
supplied with fruit gathered the same morning. otherwise t
The same women, sometimes, proceed with a second otherwise the said Parcel of Land may be
load to London, even when the strawberry-ground bounded or ought to be described, together
is situated seven or eight miles from the fruiterers. with the COTTAGE or Tenement thereon
The employment of females as carriers of fruit, is, erected and the appurtenances.
within the last three or four years, greatly diminish- B. W. WALKER & CO.,
el by some of the largest strawberry-growers hav-
ing established light kinds of carts, hung on very Auctioneers.
pliable springs, like those used for coaches, and Hamilton, 12th Deer., 1881.-3
drawn by a quick paced horse; one of these cars .--
carries about twenty baskets, each of which would
be a load for a woman. Though this mode is a con- G ratefuil Com forting
siderable saving of expense, yet it does not convey e
the fruit in such perfection as when carried on the A ($ J K
The fruit not sent by these two methods, is con- d
veyed in carts with springs, during the night, to A fen Tn r Sal
London, for the early markets, which commence at A few dozen alb. 1ins for Sale.
daybreak, and is sold wholesale by the gardeners
to the various retailers of fruit. receive er last Steamer,
Connected with the supplying of strawberries to ei
the metropolis, is a very ingenious manufacture, AISINS PRUNES DATES
that of pottle-baskets; these are made by women R-' FIGS Dried PEACHES
and children. The women prepare the wood by WALL NUTS, &c., &c.
steeping it in water, and splitting it according to
the parts of the basket it is designed to form. Then FRED A. WH ITLE,
the most skilful arrange the slips of wood, which No. lo0 and 12 Queen Street.
form the upright supports of the basket, and fix Hamilton, Dec. 13th, 1881.-2
them in their place by weaving the bottom part.
The sides are woven by children with pliable strips
of wood,, and the top is bound rer by the more ac- B -P, d a I e 1
customer workwomen. If any of our readers will -*-'' U
take the pains to examine one of these baskets, they M O
will fQel surprised that it has passed through seve- J Dl FR O)' P URE RJIN
ral hands in making, and the wood been purchased WfA '/ ER.
and prepared, and the rate of aboutll six-uppied to the Adozen. N be used under all circumstances without
The baskets are formed of the wood of the fir or th danger attending the use of import..
willow tr'ee, the latter is the best. The manufac- Ice, which in most cases affect the system, in toe
ture of them is carried on by the poor at their own same manner as a change of drinking water.
homes, in the Towns near the strawberry-gardens, The subscriber is now prepared to furnish Ice
particularly at Brentford. at Depot, Burnaby Street, from 6 a.m., to 6 p.m.,
The women employed in gathering and convey- daily. Sunday from 9 a. m., to 10 De-
ing strawberries to London, cannot be estimated at livered in Hamilton and vicinity from 8 a.m., to
less, duringthe time they are in season, than two i2 o'clock, Sundays excepted.
thousand persons. Part of these are the inhabit-
ants of the adjacent towns, but a great number of Price Half-Penny per pound.
them are young.women, who migrate annually from For the convenience of the public in case of
Worcestershire, Shropshire, and Wales, and after sickness I have made at rangements to deliver

the strawberries, currants, and gooseberries are Ice at my manufactory at any hour, day or night.
passed, return to the country in time to assist at the in lded
harvest, having usually, during their migration, unday included.
saved enough to buy a good stock of clothes, and Being a Home Industry respectfully asks a
to lay buy some money towards their support du- continuance of the P'ublic Patronage.
ring the following winter. They are, in general, THOMAS MILES.
very industrious, neat, and well conducted in their 1J ... Sa 181.
behaviour. T. Hlamilton, May 31slt, 1881.


The Royal Irish Rifle

8p a r Yar dTh ea tre,

On Wednesday 21st,
Thursday 22nd December, 1881,
ByPermission ot
Commanding 2nd Battalion i{. I. Rifles.
Entire Change of Programme.


(Sentimental and Comic,)
Jokes, Conundrums, Dancing
Comic Sketch.


PRICES-Reserved Seats 2/6. Front Seats
1/6. Gallery 1/.
Tickets for Reseived Seats may be obtained of
DR. POWEiv, II. N.
Tickets also to be obtained of Color Sergeants
of Companies.
Doors open at 7 o'clock. Commence at
7'30. Carriages at 10-30.
President Lt. It. A. S. BUCKLE; Treasurer,
Lt. H. WELMAN ; Business Manager, Sergr.
Bugler, W. F. CHEESMAN; Stage Manager, A.

December 5th, 1881.-3

Amateur Dramatic Club.
By kind permission of MAJOR
F. -C. c. :-C1 r0F O ,,,
Commanding R. I. R.,
The above will appear at the

31st December, 1881,
And MONDAY, 2nd, and TUESDAY, 3rd
January, 1882,
The Performance will commence each evening"

i s Reports of Debates of
S7Hou. House of Assembly.
Her Majesty's Dockyard. 2 __
21ST NOVEMBER,' 1881,

Required for Floating Dock. ing the recent Session, to inquire, and report
Wages 4/ per day, with quarters on board to the House, on what terms accurate reports
Hulk. of the Debates of the House can be obtained,
Apply at MASER SH OFFICE and published in one of the newspapers, dur-
Apply at MASTER SimrwIoT's OrFICE. ing the next Session of the Legislature, invite
T. BARNARDISTON offers from persons willing and competent to
undertake that service.
Captain-in-Charge of Naval Estab- Letters stating terms, and how soon after
Slishments. the debates the reports will be published, are
6th December, 1881. to be addressed to the Committee, sealed, and
/. A7forwarded, under cover, to the CLERK of the
G RtEAT4 DJ LPl A Y j House of Assembly before noon on the 3ast
OF day of December, 1881.

For Young and Old, at
E. A. Meyer's Steam Confectionery.
Churches, Sunday Schools, Fairs and the
Trade, supplied at less rates than can be imh
ported. |
Ornaments and Images made of pure sugar



Hamilton, 21 st Novr., 1881.

from the Mouse to the Elephant-come and fRules and RegulationsJor Cause-
see for yourselves. S *
E. A. MEYERS, way Rridges.
General Agent for Santa Claus. 1 A LL PEiL.ONS are forbid-
East Broadway, Novr. 29, 1881 -till 31 Dec. den to drive any horses or other
beasts of burden on, or over the Swing Bridge
SPo tatoes! G a or any other Bridge faster than a walk, under
P ti GS U'allo a penalty of ten shillings for each offence.
i-- 2.-The Swing Bridgewill be opened for,
The Undersigned has received per the passage of sailing vessels, boats, barges
right. Excelsior, from Shediac, and hulks not exceeding thirty tons; and of
g E fro Sediac, seamboats irrespective of tonnage between,
650 BARRELS GARNET sunrise and eight o'clock in the evening from
Seed PotatoeS. FIRST DAY OF MARCH, both days inclusive,
; and between sunrise and nine o'clock in the
"Tait's" Star Brand, evening at all other times.
-- 3.-When the Bridge is. onco opened for the
AND, passage of a boat or boats'it will not be closed
Per Schooner C. H. Foster, from until the boat or boats be through in safety.
r When the Bridge has been closed Her Majes-
New York, ty's Mails will take preference of all other
BARRELS and BAGS Travellers, Beasts, Carriages, Carts, &c., &c.,
FISia GI IU AN O, in passing over.
F 8ABy Order,
Bags Peruvian GUJA 0. J. H. M. RAE,
The above will be sold at lowest Market Colonial Surveyor.
rates for Cash, and on accommodating terms i
.to approved Customers. Colonial Secretary's Office,
S. S. INGHAM. -Hamilton, 26th November, 1881.
.amilJ.Lr, 2'2dI Vnv. l -001, -I

nni 1 1 i -4P%-wr.

with an Original Farce in I Act, by John Co gh Cured. i'l e CNhOOls ACt, 1 7 9.
Maddison Morton, Esqr., entitled COughs Cured.

A THUMPING LEGACY, ILLIONS have tried and been benefited to parents and Others.
In which Sergt.-Bugler W. F. Cheesman, D" by the use of E. A. MEYER'S COUGl TTNDER the above'Act the faster, or, if he
will sustain the part of "Jerry Ominous." D{ OPS. Those suffering from Corus AND be dead, the mother, or, if she be mar-
After which an Original Drama in a Prologue COLDs had better at once obtain a supply and red again, the stepfather, of every child above
and 3 Acts, by Henry J. Byron, entitled thus prevent the ill effects so often produced I 6, and under 13, years of age, is required to
and 3 Acts, by y-nry J. Byron, entitled b) neglected Coughs, &c.nd y sor e
Sy B lownoh make a return in writing to the local Parish
L lt O' OAlways 'on hand-TAI, IoODRHOUND, Vestry of the names, in full, and ages, of all
orFLAXSEEI), Iceland Moss DROPS &., children within the above ages in his or her
Charley Spraggs-Sergt.-Bugler W. F. e a. I. family, or under his or her care or control,
Cheesman. E. .. 4J1rEJE11SiS. stating with respect to every such chi!d where
And the following powerful cast-School- East Broadway, Novr. 29th, 1881.-3m. such child is being educated, whether at home
master H. McNamara; P. M. Sergt. H. or at school, and if at School at what School.
Morey, Color-Sergt. C. Williams; Sergt. J. Potatoes Potatoes f The mother, or, if she be married, the step-
Dwyer, Sergt. P. Ferry, Sergt. A. Smith and t father, of every illegitimate child is required
Master W. Mason. Mrs. McBride, Mrs. Eme- --- to make similar returns.
ry, Mrs. Bryan, and Mrs. Cheesman. Superior Table The above returns are required to be sent
Prices of Admission1-Reserved Seats 21; T I i in to the Parish Vestries before the 31st of De-
Front Seats 1/; Gallery 6d. P O T A 1. T O member next, and afterwards half-yearly, viz.,
TICKETS for Reserved Seats to be had at every June and December.
the Stationery Store adjoining the "1Royal IThe undersigned has always on Any such father, mother, or stepfather, fail-
Gazette" Office and Officers Mess R.I.R., Pros- hand a full supply of TA BLE POTAT'0ES. ing to make any such return, or knowingly
pect. in quality superior to any in market, and at making any false or incorrect return, is made
Tickets may be obtained of Color and Pay prices to defy competition. liable to a penalty not exceeding twenty shil-
Sergeants of Companies. SPE'CIAL itATE to Army and Navy lings, besides costs of prosecution.
Doors open at 7. Commence at 7'30. Car- CANTEENS and M ESSES. By the Act every such father, mother, or
riages at 10-45. v. T J AM ES stepfather (as the case may be) is made liable
String Band will be in attendance. to pay a School Rate of Six Shillings a Quar-
President, Lieut. and Adjutant C. Haggard; amilton, October 1. 42 Front Street. ter for every child between the above ages
Manager, A. S. M. McNamara. amilton, october 3, 1l81. with respect to whom the Parish Vestry does
Stage Manager, Sergt. Ferry; Treasurer, S _~ not receive satisfactory proof (by the Certifi-
Paymaster Sergt. More. FO AL- 7 cate of some Teacher or other sufficient evi.
--A dence) that such child has attended a school
GOD SAfr V'E THE Q UEE.N. ( I<-- !it'. approved by the Inspector of Schools, or the
,O is I S Parish Vestry, at least three out of every four
December 1881.-4 AND School days daring the Quarter, unless the
StorJOHN M. MCNELL & O., A ND Vestry shall be satisfied, by proper evidence,
0 to JOHN M. MCNEILL & 00., 1 A 2 a1 L that the child has been prevented attending
if you want a Good Fitting Suit of school by sickness or infirmity, or by the want
CLOTH ES.-65 and 66 Front Street. ALSO, of a proper. school, which he could reasonably
PIANOFORTE (by Collard & Collard) be expected to attend, within a reasonable
JOHN M. McNEILL & CO., have Engaged Apply to distance, or by other reasonable cause to be
the Services of a First Class Cutter and LIEUT. THOMPSON, R.E., allowed by the Vestry, or that the child has
Fitter.- 65 and 66 Front Street. .Prospect Camp. been receiving a sufficient education by pri.
November 29th, 1881. vate tuition.
JOHN M. McNEILL & CO., invite the Pub-' Parents, or others, wilfully, or unreasona-
lie to Call and Examine their Large As- OR L bly, refusing, or neglecting to pay the School
sortment of Fine Suitings and Pants Stuff,- FN AN Rate, to the Overseers .of the Poor, within 20
65 and 66 Front Street. TO return Direct. days after the same are demanded, are made
subject to the payment of costs of suein2 for
Hamilton, Novr. 28, 1881.-tf The Fine Fast Sailing Baaqne. the same, exceeding 8/, and on s in
For Sale or Rent, Sir G .? Sey/ our edfault in payment of any Rates, adjudged
For Sale or Rent, Sir G. F. by aJutice of the Peace to be paid, to 20
A NEW H. J. WATLINGTON, days imprisonment for want of sufficient
tCO TITA G E ,Will sail as above on or about the By His Excellency's Command
In the Town of Hamilton. For Freight or l'assag ple: se make e-,rly ap-
Immediate possession given. plication to the Master on board, or to Colonial Secretary.
Apply to M TY R. J. H. TRIMINGHAM & SONS., o
aE. MOTYER.a Agents. ASK your G5ocer for A. E. WHYLAND'Ir
Hamilton, December 5, 1881.*-tf Hamilton, 21st November, 1881. 0 sWAP.



JIlaMILLOJI, :44ua n ovemoer, ion


Gibbs' Uill Light Station at Bermuda, between the
I; h anad 18h December 181, height above the aei
iThere the Register is kept, being 246 feet.


Deer. =
1881 Jg

12 NE
14 r.
15 ESE
16 wsw
"17 Nnaw
18 NNs.

3 646 2
q 69 66
860 60
5,64 60

S General Remarks.

30,300 0-03 Fine
30'400 0-00 Fine, cloudy
30'250 0-00 Fine
29*940 0-OC Fine
29-700 0-03 Fine
29-870 0-15 Squally, stormy
30-050 0-00 Fine


Hamilton, December 20, 1881.
---,-- --- .--
Deceiher 19-Mail Steamer Orinoco, Fraser, New
York; mails and general cargo.-Agents, Trott &
December 14-Brigt Sarah Wallace, Anderson, St. Ma-
ry's, River Georgia.
In the Mail Steamer Orsnoco on Sunday last from
New York :-Captain Stokes, A.P.D., Mrs. Stokes
and servant, Captain Gardiner and Mrs Gardiner,
Mr. and Mrs. F, J. Holman, Mrs. S. W. Neish,
Mrs. W. K. Merritt, MissE. Merritt, Miss K. Mer-
ritt, Mrs. Harris, Mrs. McCrowe and infant, Miss
J. Byone, Miss C. Whitley, Miss A. Whitley,
Miss R. G. Lee, Thomas J. Wadson, Esqr., M.C.P,,
Mr. Hillabrough and son, Messrs. C. C. Roberts,
John B. Roberts and J. H. Robinson.-2ND CABIN,
Mrs. Wm. Jones and two children, Mrs. Mary Da-
vis, Julia Pearman, 0. Alexander, John Raynor,
and A. B. Burch : three in steerage.
Brigt. Excelsior, hence at New York on 13th inst.
R. M. 3. Alpha, hence at Halifax, on 12th inst.
The William Wilson, was up at London for Bermu-
da on the 26th November, to leave on the 10th Decem-
The Norwegian Bark Haabot, Tellelsen, hence at
Norfolk. N C., Dec. 13.
H.M.S. Fantome. came out of Dock at H. M. Naval
Yard yesterday, and H.M.S. Firebrand went in.
H. M. S. Flamingo, Commander R. N. Cusfance,
arrived on the 16th instant from Port Royal. Jamaica,
which place she left on the 6th instant. The F. being
from a Southern port, she was placed in Quarantine to
await the decision of the Health Officer, but owing to
the stormy weather no communication could be had
with her till the 18th, when she was released, there be-
ing no sickness on board.
The American 3 masted Schooner W. G. Xfoseley,
from Jacksonville, took Pilot off Chub Cut on Friday
last, and when near the entrance to that Channel was
overtaken by the severe storm which commenced at 2
P.M. on that day. The Schooner was extricated from
her dangerous position by the Ftean Tug Reliance
which towed her clear of the Western Reefs at consid-
erable risk to herself The Moseley was then cast off
by the Tur and driven away from the Islands and has
not yet r turned.
Great credit is due to Pilot Swan, and the Captain
of Steamer Reliance for the able manner in which they
brought their steamer safely to Harbor through Hog-
fish Cut Channel.

MOST DISTRESSINo.-On Friday morning last
Captain Jeremiah Peniston and one of his men, a
colored West Indian, named Moses Clarke, left
Bailey's Bay in an open boat of about 10 feet keel,
for the purpose of spending the day in fishing.
The morning was tolerably promising and many
other persons had formed excursion boating parties,
believing that they would have a pleasant time on
the water. Not long however after the sun had
passed its meredian height a change in the weather
was apparent. At about 2-30 p.m., Captain Pen-
iston being then on good fishing ground, in a North
East direction from where he had left the shore and
distant between 4 or 5 miles, lifted his anchor
and set sail to return home. Another boat, decked,
and owned by a Mr. Bean quickly followed his ex-
ample. Captain P. steered for Bailey's Bay while
Bean steered for the old Ferry, which he reached
in due course. On landing he looked seaward, but
could see nothing of Captain Peniston. He ex-
pressed surprise and mentioned the circumstance
and his fears to many persons. At near 5 o'clock
Mr. W. 0. North, Mr. Paul Outerbridge and
others at Bailey's Bay saw a boat drifting
shoreward, swamped, distant about 3-4ths of
a mile, with t*o persons sitting in her; it
was still blowing fiercely from the N.E., with
squalls of rain and the sea running high. Just at
this time a heavy sea was seen to strike the boat,
and both the occupants wert thrown out One of
the parties, supposed to be Captain Peniston, (who
could swim well, whilst Clarke could not swim at
all) regained the boat. Again a monstrous sea
rolled over her and when she again came to the sur-
face there was no one to be seen near her-both
the occupants having been helplessly thrown into
the sea and there met their graves. The boat was
then distant about 500 yards North and East of
the "Pigeon Hole," opposite Bailey's Bay.
There were three boats at the Bay quickly
manned, with noble spirits, anxious to go to
the succour of their fellow creatures, but from
the exposed situation of the Bay. into which pon-
derous rollers were sweeping in rapid succession,
the attempt to pass out in anything but a life
boat would be an act of madness, so that nothing
could be done.
Captain Peniston's boat was found near the
shore, on the following day, not far from the
scene of the disaster, her sail in one direction and
her oars and rudder in another.
The jovial face of Captain Peniston will be much
missed among his many friends and acquaintances:
the sick and needy will have to mourn the loss of a
truly generous friend, for he was always ready to
aid the afflicted or distressed to the extent of his
SCaptain Peniston, who was 67 years of age,
leaves a ,ife, an adopted daughter, an aged moth-
er, two brothers, 4 sisters and numerous other re-
lations to mourn their sad bereavement.

A Malan-.of-war Captain and three oth-rs Killed in
an Engagement with Arab Slave Traders.
ZANZIBAn, Dec. 5.-On the 3rd inst. Captain
Brownrigg, of a British man-of-war, with 100 men
in a steam pinnace, attempted the capture of a
dhow flying the French colors and loaded with

slaves. Tle Arab crew resisted fiercely. Capt.
Brownrigg. a seaman, the stoker and a super-
' numerary were killed, and one man was severely
and two slightly wounded. The dhow escaped.
LONDON, Dec. 7.-The equipment of two schoon-
era intended for special service on the coast of Zan-
sibar is being hastened, in consequence of the
disaster by which Capt. Brownrigg lost his life in
attempting the ,capture of slaves. They will be
ready in a week.

The question is sure to be asked what mean we by
such acts ? Its answer must open up a flood of light
on an unenlightened mind. The more closely inter-
woven Christmas can be with our common ordinary
lifi, the better will its higher lessons be apprehend-
ed, and the fruits it will produce will tend to nour-
ishl the hungry soul, and to cheer the drooping
Essentially encouraging in its character is the
C'nistmas Festival, for the shadows of heathen
ni -ht, only at times broken by a few bright rays of
Heavenly interposition, now break up, and the
brightness of dawning day throws a cheering light
across the human path, to shine ever in greater
strength, and more and more until the perfect day.

Guiteau's trial was still being proceeded with
at Wasington. There is much contradictory evi-
dence as to the man's insanity among the expert
insanity Doctors who were examined. Guiteau
continues his usual boisterous behavior and de-
nounces friend and foe alike with great violence.
LONDoN, December 13.-The absence of news
from the balloon in which Mr. Walter Powell was
carried to sea last Saturday causes a sensation. Mr.
Powell had a project on hand to cross the Atlantic
in a balloon.

making bread. I said to myself, Here I am, com-
pelled by an inevitable necessity to make our bread
this summer.' Why not consider it a pleasant oc-
cupation, and make it so by trying to see what per-
fect bread I can make ? It seemed like an inspira-
tion, and the whole of life grew brighter. The very
sunshine seemed flowing down through my spirit
into the white loaves, and now I believe my table is
furnished with better bread than ever before; and
this truth, old as creation, seems just now to have
become fully mine-that I need not be the shrinking
slave of toil, bat its regal master, making whatever
I do yield me its best fruits. You have been king
of your work so long that maybe you will laugh at
me for having lived so long without my crown, but
I am too glad to have found it at all to be entirely
disconcerted even by your merriment. Now, I won-
der if right here does not lie the 'terrible wrong,'
or at least some of it, of which the woman suf-
fragists complain. The wrongly educated woman
thinks her duties a disgrace, and frets under them
or shirks them if she can. She sees man trium-
phantly pursuing his vocations, and thinks it is that
kind of work he does which makes him grand and
regnant; whereas it is not the kind of work at all,
but the way in which and the spirit with which he
does it."

O all. nations professing Christianity e'ahl
010 A~. i., sptuaing are the most enthusiastic iw
i her Christmas demonstrations. Other nation-'
may., perhaps, shew a greater parade in their reli-
gious and social observances of the season, but in
all that constitutes a thorough appreciation of
Christmas tide, English communities must carry
the palm. There seems indeed to reside in Christ-
mas so much that is congenial to English taste and
culture that the occasion of itself is sufficient to pro-
voke a deep enthusiasm, and to secure all that the
most ardent could desire. Why does Christmas
speak so warmly and so effectively to the English
mind ? The answer is not far to seek. It is in fact
because Christmas is the keystone festival of Chris-
tianity, that the most Christian nation can take
especial delight in it; and further, because the
grand simplicity of the Christmas story commended
itself to us as mere children, and thus fastened on
the memory, when annually recalled, it brings to
us ever increasing delight, attesting by its pure
plainness the truth of Christianity. It is well that
yearly at least, our minds should be led to the
simple matters of fact which form the root of our
Christian system, and that the natural tendency to
depart from simple first principles should be arrest-
ed by a recital of plain unvarnished statement,
b-riging the mind back to a reasonable consideration
of primitive truth.
The substantive character of Christmas has a
tendency to prevent the lapsing into a fine senti-
mental dreaminess, and to correct any erratic tend-
ency which would unduly elevate or depress the
Christian system, and render it inoperative either for
healing the wounds of human kind, or for raising
still higher in its Excelsior flight the mind that
would soar above the crimes and localities of earth.
The narrative of the Nativity of Christ must always
be read with a solemn interest. The humility of the
whole scene is striking. The only remarkable su-
pernatural occurrences were the guiding star, which
from the East afar led the Magi to do reverence at
the spot, and the Angel who, in converse with the
shepherds watching their flocks afield in the still-
ness of night, declared the birth of the Prince of
Peace in choral exultation. The mists of time were
now dissipating, the Sun of Righteousness withheal-
ing in his wings was bursting through the clouds of
morning, and the 'mid day of Christian warmth and
power was advancing on an expectant world. The
continuity of events was tending towards the ful-
ness of time, when the fulfilment of promise was,
in accordance with Divine prescience, to work mar-
vellous changes.
Need we go to Bethlehem to contemplate the
whole picture, will its surroundings have tongues to
reveal mysteries, or prove sufficiently attractive to
intensify devotion? What if we should stand on
the Shepherd's field, and look up to the castellated
structures with which piety has crowned the ridge
top, where tradition has placed the Nativity, would
the Angel's message of Peace for all time be more
real to us ? What if we should scale the height,
and like the Magi enter the cavernous room, should
we with our mind's eye behold the virgin-mother
and her child the Christ of GOD with something of
the same reverential awe that marked the move-
ments of the Wise Men from the East, who journey-
ed to Jerusalem on that auspicious occasion ? What
if we could imitate the pious Jerome and sit in the
same cell at Bethlehem bound up in Biblical studies
would our faith in the splendid reality be made
stronger? The age we live in differs so materially
from the Crusade Period that a pilgrimage to the
Holy Places would hardly increase our zeal; for
neither in landscape, nor in architecture, nor in so-
cial contact should we find much in common with
the scenery, structures, or life of Europe or Ameri-
ca, or what would in itself prove captivating.
Only a reverential spirit here and there would dwell
on the history, and, awe struck by its vital import-
ance, would sink all other considerations in the at-
mosphere of actual fact.
The Bethlehem of to-day, though it presents
more pleasing features than most other places in
Palestine, would not of itself detain the ordinary
traveller, if history had not imparted to it an im-
perishable renown. In the Peak District of Derby-
shire something similar in landscape may be de-
tected by those familiar with English scenery, but
the glades of Palestine have a denuded look, which
the lapse of centuries has imparted to places once
rich in forest beauties, and to fields once radiant
with luxurious plenty. Time has there changed the
face of nature, and alteredthe composition and cha-
racter of the people. Though the pilgrim may
say as the woman of Samaria attheWe)l, asserted of
the Jews, "that Jerusalem is the place where
men ought to worship," yet the liberalism of
Christianity has made worship everywhere equal-
ly as sacred as it was wont specially to be
within the walls of the favoured city of Jew-
ish pride. What need to stand wildly gazing
about on spots hallowed by sacred associations?
The same Angel voice which spoke to the men of
Galilee as they stood gazing up into Heaven may
also ask us Why ? and announce that the same Je-
sus who ascended to iHeaven shall descend to earth,
when the Christian probation shall be ended. The
silver star in the pavement of the Chapel of the Nativ-
ity at Bethlehem, dogmatically asserting the identi-
calspotof the birthof the Saviourof men, maybe per-
mitted toglisten inthe light ofday unquestioned, ra-
ther considering the stupendous fact that Jesus Christ
was born of the Virgin Mary in Bethlehem, than
dwelling on the minor details of exact time and
place. It is in the grander reality that men are in-
terested, and the more universal that acceptation,
so much the more important will Christmas appear
to the unclouded intellect and to men of good will.
It is this deep rooted general feeling which has
consecrated Christmas so warmly in English hearts,
and which underlies the ruling passions and cus-
toms which have become almost national traits of
character. Other races may be equally alive to the
religious importance of Christmas, their public and
private services, measured by exhibits of feeling,
may shine in greater effulgence, but into the social
life of English speaking races there enters a sort of
festal feeling, which peculiarly attaches to them.
The great importance of that social character of
Christmas it would be impossible to over estimate,
andthe more closely it is adhered to, the keener will
be the appreciation of the higher and holier associ-
ations of Christmas to which it undoubtedly leads.
Let this jovial celebration be encouraged, let worksof
good will and friendship be multiplied abundantly.

\Vo are muci gratified to learn on enquiry at
C. government House yesterday, that his Excellency
continues to improve in health and is now able to
sit in the open air when the weather is fine.

From the United States and Europe.
The mail steamer Orinoco, Captain Fraser, reach-
ed Grassy Bay about 11 a.m., on Sunday, where she
was detained till 3 p.m., by the tide, when she
came into port.
The 0. left New York about the usual time on
Thursday ; bad a very rough passage.
We are indebted to Captain Fraser, and Mr.
Purser Dupont for files of New York papers of the
15th instant.
A battalion of the 65th foot has been sent to
The men isolated on Calf Rock since the destruc-
tion of the lighthouse in the recent storm were res-
cued on the 8th instant.
Dr. Lamson, who is suspected of causing the
death of a student at the Blenheim House School,
Wimbledon, with the view of succeeding to the
property, has been arrested.
The several Atlantic steamers at New York dur-
ing the past three weeks, after very long passages,
report terrific stormy weather and the loss of many
sailing, vessels. Some of the line steamers are con-
siderably out of time.
Fifty guineas premium has been paid on the Bri-
tish steamer City of London, from London Novem-
ber 13 for New York, and sixty guineas premium
on the British steamer Bath City, from Bristol
Nov. 10 for New York.
THE STEAMER SERvIA.-The New Steamer Ser-
via, of the Cunard Line, was thrown open to pub-
lic inspection at New York on the 12th inst., and at
a low estimate it is calculated that fully 5,000 peo-
ple visited the magnificent vessel. The crush was
so great that the services of a number of policemen
were required to direct the movements of the crowd.
A large proportion of the visitors were ladies. There
was no attempt made specially to decorate the ves-
sel, but the saloons and staterooms presented such
a splendid appearance that this was not noticed.
Gilmore's Band was stationed on the main deck and
gave a grand promenade concert during the after-

Mrs. James Eames...... Concord, N.H., U.S.A.
Miss. C. D. Pettil....... New York "
Miss Nellie Gray........ "
T. Henry Carter ........ Montreal, Canada.
R. 0. Crommolin....... New York, U.S.A.
Capt. W. H. Adams.... "
J. W. Mackinnon......
Mrs. J. W. Mackinnon.. London, Canad.
Miss Cassia Mackinnon..
Miss L. E. Mackinnon..
Louis C. Hyde........ Springfield, Ms. U.S.A.
J. W. Hyde and Servant "
James Egleson. ....... Ottawa, Canada.
John B. Stahl.......... Waldoboro,Me., U.S.A.
C. T. Godfrey .......... Demerary, W.I.
Capt. G. Norris ........ London
Mrs. W. HamiltonMirritt
Miss Mirritt ........... Toronto Canada.
Miss Katy Mirritt ......
C. H. Hillsburgh...... SaratogaSpr.,N.Y.,U.S.A.
N. H. Hillsburgh ...... "
Capt. A. Stokes........ Hamilton, Canada.
Mrs. Stokes and Maid.. '.
Miss. C. Whittey...... New York, U.S.A.
Miss O. Whittey........ "
Dr. John B. Roberts.... Philadelphia, Pa. "
C. C. Roberts .......... "
Capt. and Mrs. Wm. R. New York,
Gardiner ..........
Per day ... $3, equal to 0 12/6.
Per week... $14, equal to 2 18/4.
$17-50, equal to 3 12/10.
$21, equal to 4 7/6, according to
location of room and time of stay.
The best of beds. High and airy rooms free from
Hamilton, Dec, 20. 1881.
THE RoYAiL IRISH RIFLES.-Lieutenant Colonel
and Brevet Colonel George H. Adams retires on
full pay, with the Honorary rank of Major Gene-
ral.-London Gazette, 18th November, 1881.
The Sale of the first portion of the Sunderland
Library was concluded at London on the 12th inst.
ACronycle of England, without date,'printed with
Mechlin types, sold for 226. A copy of the Bible
authorized by Archbishop Cranmer sold for 115
and a copy of the "Vinegar Bible for 255. The
total sum realized by the sale thus far is 19,877.
The British steamer Saxon Monarch, bound from
Gibraltar for Antwerp, which is a month overdue,
is supposed to have foundered in the'Bay of Biscay.
It is feared that all hands, numbering forty per-
sons are lost.

The late number of the "Student," a little paper
published by the students of Hiram College, quotes
an extract from a letter written by Mrs. Garfield to
her husband over ten years ago, and intended for
no eye but his. It fell into the hands of President
Hinsdale, who made use of it in a lecture to the
students, and, as it showed the qualities of Mrs.
Garfield's mind, and her opinions upon the subject
of women's work, he gave it to the students. The
extract is as follows:-" I am glad to tell that out
of all the toil and disappointment of the summer
just ended, I have risen up to a victory; that si-
lence of thought since you have been away has won
for my spirit a triumph. I read something like this
the other day-' There is no healthy thought with-
out labour, and thought makes the- labour happy.'
Perhaps this is the way I have been able to climb
up higher. It came to me one morning when I was

An early edition of this little Book can be had at
the "RoYAL GAZETTM" Stationery Store this
evening and to.-morrow, by persons wishing to.
forward copies to their friends abroad by the Thurs-
day or Friday Mail boats.
December 20, 1881.

LocAL.--Died at his stable in Southampton on the
15th inst., after a short illness, the well-known
roadster Charlie," leaving an owner and nume-
rous friends to mourn their loss. Having taken a
one sided view of things during his life, he remained
faithful to the old trick in death by leaving an
amount of unploughed land for his brother in har-
ness to finish. But let us not o'er his cold ashes
upbraid him" for what Byron said of John Adams
might be applied to him-" He carried so much,
and he carried so fast, he could carry no more, so
was carried at last." P. P.

at Vienna was destroyed by fire at 7 o'clock on the
night of ths 7th inst., at a little before the curtain
rose for the eormane of the opera, "Les Con-
tess de Hoffman." Of the number of lives lost on
this occasion no account could be had; but at the
latest date, 800 persons were missing. We give
some particulars in another column.

CAPrrAi FIELD ASTwooD.-We were much pleased
to notice by the New York Herald" of the 14th
inst., the clearance from that port of the S. S. TBa-
hama for St. John's, N. F., and that Captain Ast-
wood, a native of Bermuda, was in command.

An Exchange has been arrangedtbetween Major
Gardiner, 16/7, R.A. and Major W. R. Stirke, C.
Battery 3rd Brigade R.A., the latter being now
under orders to embark for Bermuda.
In consequence of Captain Clark's not returning
to Bermuda, Captain Lindsell, R.E., has been put
under orders for duty here, and will arrive in Jan.
uary next.
Arrangements are now being made to send out
the Head Quarters and 2 sections of the 4th Co.
R.E. to relieve the Head Quarters and 2 sections
28th Co. R.E. which may now confidently be
expected to embark during the latter part of
In addition to the 4th Co., Drafts amounting
to about 100, men are to be sent out to the Royal
Artillery and Infantry in this Command.
With feelings of pleasure we announce that the
Secretary of State for War has been pleased to ap-
prove of Sergeant Major Naughton and Band-
master Brown, the Royal Irish Rifles, being ap-
pointed Warrant Officers.

The New Motor.
PHILADELPHIA, Dec. 14.-The Keely Motor stock-
holders held their annual meeting to-day. The
annual report of the directors was submitted, and
was to the effect that the inventor should, for the
protection of the stockholders, communicate to
some other person than himself the secrets he had
discovered and take out patents to cover his in-
vention. An animated debate followed, and the
report was finally adopted.
A despathh to the Standard fromGalway says:-
"Fishermen arriving from the North Island of
Arran report that a shock of earthquake was felt
on the 14th inst. An extraordinary phenomenon
was witnessed along the coast. Thousands of fish
were thrown upon the beach."

THE ADMIRAL will probably leave for his West
India cruise as soon after Christmas as possible.
Mr. and Mrs Wm. Whitney, of Mount Clare,
were, at latest advices, residing at the Grand
Hotel, Nice.

NrA Supplement of Plour Col-
umns accompanies this issue of the Gazette."
It contains the account of the Marriage, &c.,
of Bishop Jones; the particulars of the Mur-
derous Affair in St. George's; report of the
R. I. R. Minstrel performance recently at Pros-
pect; the President U. S. A. first Message to
congress; C(alamitous Fire at Vienna, &e., &c.

BIRTH, at Riddle's Bay, Warwick, on the 10th
instant, MRs. ARTHUR W. FRITH, of a DAUGHTER.
........ in Pembroke Parish, on Saturday last,
......, at Cliff Lodge, Smiths Parish, on Thurs-
day last, MRs. W. H. PENISTox of a DAUGHTER.
......, on the 22nd October, at Scarboro, To-
bago, MEs. WiTmAAx SMMoNs, of a SON.
......, on the 30th September, at Scarboro, To-
bago, MRs. SAXUEL T. PETERKIN, of a SON.

MARRIED, on the 15th December, 1881, at St.
Peter's Church, St. Georges, by the Rev. H. A.
Damrnell, Chaplain to the Forces, BESSIE, eldest
daughter of Master Gunner W. Ledger, Royal Ar-
tillery, to Battery Sergeant Major W. WHITE, 7th
Brigade, R.A.
...... ., at St. Philip's Church, New York City,
on Tuesday evening, November 22nd, by the Rev.
J. Peterson, assisted by the Rev. Crummell, ME.
RIOHAD -L. FOSLER, of Somerset, Bermuda, to
SOUTHWOmTH-REMINGTON.-At the residence of
the bride's mother, on Wednesday, November 30,
1881, by the Rev. Emory J. Haynes, BE.NJAMN R.
SOUTHWOETH to ADELINA, youngest daughter of
Mary J. and the late William S. Remington, all of
Brooklyn.-.New York Herald, -Decr. 2.
........ on the 15th inst., at St. Paul's Church,
Paget, by the Revd. J. F. B, L. Lough, Rector of
Paget and Warwick, Mr. AMEIUS HINSON DE-
........ on the 24th ult., at St. Paul's Church,
Paget, by the Revd. J. F. B. L. Lough, Mr. JoiN



Closing out Sale of DRY GOODS.

The Undersigned will Sell during*
this Month at Reduced Prices, the following
GOODS, Viz:-
t1 Ladies' and Children's ULSTERS
Scotch PLAID, &c.
Ladies' Worsted Under SKIRTS
Ladies' Black Quilted Under SKIRTS
Ladies' Striped SKIRTS
Figured ALPACCA, of different Colours
Ladies' Winter JACKETS and Figured Japanese
Boys' SUITS, &c.
Black Pursian CORD and ALPACCAS.
CALICOS, Men's SHIRTS, White & Colored,
TWEEDS, &e., &c,, &c., &e.
-Quen street.
Hamilton, Dec. 20th, 1881.-2

N.B.-The above must be Sold during this Month
to close Consignment (Call and See.)

Special Notice.

"Great Reduction in Prices." of
c children's ditto, ditto.
.....' UITRS and SHAWLS
The above GOODS being the Balance of a
large Importation, we are cleaning out at ex-
tremely low prices.
Hamilton, Dec. 19, 1881.

For Sale,

Barrels P0 I K,
BUTTER, in 5 lbs. Tins
At Low Prices.
Hamilton, Dec. 13th, 1881.-2 3p

THE Undersigned takes this op-
portunity to thank the Merchants of
Bermuda for the very liberal response which
during the past year they have given his Card
which was first published in this Journal last
December and which has resulted in a largely
increased trade with this Island. He would
also express the hope that the intercourse so
auspiciously begun may be doubled this com-
ing year, and that every Inhabitant of tHermu-
da may be given an opportunity to test the
superior quality of all articles put up under
Thurbers' brands which cover goods that are
guaranteed to be pure and wholesome, and of
which dealers are authorised to refund the
purchase price where consumers have cause
for dissatisfaction. He would again remind the
Merchants of Bermuda that he is also practi-
cally familiar with the wants of the Island in
all that relates to Food Products and Groce-
ries generally.
Any orders that may be entrusted to him
will be faithfully and promptly filled, with the
assurance that they will receive all the agvan-
tages which the special facilities of the Messrs.
Thurber enable them to give as importers,
with Branch Htouses at London, England, and
Bordeaux, France, and as foreign Manufac-
tures %with Factories at Bordeaux, Marmande,
and Nant< s, France, in addition to the large
Factories which they own and operate in the
United states. A trial order, no matter how
small, may resulting mutual benefit and will
be appreciated by
With H. K. and F. B. THURBER & CO.,
Exporters, Importers, Manufacturers of and
Dealers in Food Products,
West Broadway, Read and Rudson Streets,
New York City.
P. 0. Box 3482.
New York. London. Bordeaux.

Call at E. B. Jones's for Xmas and New Year Presents.

By Public Auction,
At 12 o'clock, M.,

On Thursday next,
The 22nd Instant,
20 Bbls. S. F. FLOUR, new
25 Bags CORN, 2 Bushels each
25 Bags BRAN, 100 lbs. each,
10 Bags superior COFFEE
10 Bbls. Kerosene OIL
20 Cases DITTO, 10 Gls. each
20 Cases Astrol OIL, 10 Gls. each
5 Half Bbls. Family BEEF
10 Tubs Family BUTTER, 20 lbs. each
20 Tins Family LARD, 25 lbs. each
10 Boxes New Layer RAISIN8
25 Barrels Table POTATOES
12 Kits BASS
24 Bigs Iron BALLAST, Shipped
contrary to order
5 Hhds. Superior Pale ALE
2 Dozen new CHAIRS
A Lot of Superior Winter CLOTFING
A Case Assorted TOYS
A Lot of BOOTS and SHOES
1 Superior Family

Shipped contrary to order,
Three Church DECORATIONS or
The LoRD is in his Holy Temple.
Hamilton, Dec. 19, 1881.

WooDn-CALDER.-At Warleigh Cottage, Rothes,
N.B., on the 24th inst., by the Revd. William Bur-
gess, Ardallie, Aderdeenshire, ALEXANDER HUILEY
WooDs, Inland Revenue, Stony Stratford, Bucks,
to LucY HELEN, daughter of John Grant Calder,
late Admiralty Civil Service, Plymouth.-Flgin
(Scotland) Courant, Nov. 25.
......... at Eastbourn, England, on 8th Nov.,
........ at the residence of the bride's father,
13 South Curtis Street, Chicago, on Thursday,
December 8th, EDMUND C. WAiE of Bermuda, to
MARY E. MAGILL, second daughter of C. J. Ma-
gill, Esqr.

DIED,-JoNEs-On Thursday, the 8th inst., at
Brooklyn, New York, WILLIAX CRAIL JONES, son
of the late Jessie Jones, aged 38 years.-New York
lHerald, Dec. 9th.
....... in Pembroke Parish, on the 8th inst.,
SARAH ANN MALIssA, wife of Mr. Alexander Frith
Mark, in the 23rd year of her age.
....... in Hamilton Parish, on the 14th inst.,
after a long and painful illness MR. DAVID SMITH,
in the 74th year of his age, leaving a widow and
numerous relatives and friends to lament th eir loss


Dedication Services.

T HE New Methodist
Hamilton, will be dedicated
vice of GOD

to the Ser-


29th Instant.
Dedication Service at 11 a.m. Sermon by
Rev. John Wallace, of Warwick.
Service at 7*30 p.m., at which Addresses
will delivered by Ministers of different
-I'ewholders will be admitted by the side
door from 10 a.m. till 10-45 and from 6 p.m.
till 6 45, after which hours the doors will be
open to the public.
Collections will be taken at both services
in behalf of the Building Fund.
Hamilton, December 20, 1881.-2

Just Received,
Prang's Christmas and New Year's
Cards and Chromos,
Picture Frames and Easels TOYS
Fancy Boxes
And a large assortment and variety of
Christmas and New Year's
Presents and Novelties.
Nickle Plated Student's LAMPS,
And handsome Lamps with illuminating Burn-
ers, &c., &e.
Prices to suit the times !
No. 1 West Front St.
Hamilton, December 19, 1881.-2

Look out for the 25th.

OLD CHRISTMAS is again upon us.
But the Subscriber having taken time by the
Forelock is here a little before him with his
usual supply of

Xmas Goods,

R A ISINS, boxes,-I do. I do.


PN EGGS for the MillioAP,
EGGS for the Millioh,


And a choice selection of other GOODS suitable
for the season.
9 Front Street.
Hamilton, Deer., 20, 1881.

Christmas Tree,
On Wednesday,
28th 1) member, 1881,
At the Mission School Room, on
Saint David's Island,
Will be open to the Public by the Teachers of
St. David's Church Sunday School, for the
-purpose of raising funds for the benefit of said
School. !
TEA, COFFEE and other Refreshments.
Doors open at 5. p.m. Admission 6d.
Children 3d.
20th December, 1881.

Atlantics! Atlantics!!

Full of Life Fun and Mirth for the sad and
weary, room for everyone.
The Atlantics are very pleased to announce
that they will have the honor of giving two

In the Masonic Hall, Somerset,
On the Evenings of

Amateur Dramatic Club
Will give their first performances on
the Evenings of the
3rd, 4th and 5th
January, 1882,
At the Mechanics' Hall, Hamilton,
Commencing with
Roberston's Comedy "David Gar-
And concluding with the Farce


Dji*Wrmuaa L)o(J.K i-a'vu. TIHE 8Si'kIJI/URI

Sale of, Old. Str'S.rtllaov

The Undermentioned ARTICLES
At H. M. Victualling Yard,

30th Instant, at Noon,

A Regular Fix. .W.Walker & Co., Auctioneers,
Doors open at 7'30, Performance to commence FLOUR, 29 Casks, 6,770 Lbs.
at 8. Blue CLOTH, 3 yards DUCK 18 yds.
Reserved Seats 2/6. Back Seats 1/6. Gallery FLANNEL, 37 yds. SERGE, 66 yds.
1/ DRILL, 7 yds., all in small pieces.
Tickets to be obtained at the "Royal Ga- BLANKETS, 25 No.
,,S .. 1nt, hb,r lnan of the Cases BED and PILLOW, 43 No.

zette t-nationery nore, wnere a pimu ui uL&t
Seats may be seen.
December 20, 1881.

Under the Patronage of
His Excellency Sir R.


Governor and Commander-in-Chief,
*ISn ftmateur Concerl

Will be given
In the Mechanics' Hall,

On Wednesday,
January 11th, 1882,
Under the direction of Mr Boucher, Organist
of Trinity Church, Hamilton.
P .R 2 GR(M,AM E
PIANOFORTE DUETT Overture to Zampa Herold.
Miss J. Harvey and Miss F. Harvey.
SONG Die Fahnenwacht Feodor L6we
Mr. Moore.

SONG What would you do, love -
Miss Lough.
? CHORUS Journeying on -
DuETTr "Too swift flows the sea" V.
From the Cantata of Dreamland.
CHonRUS Away to the Forest -
PiANOFOrT) DUETT Pandekten -
SMr. J. and Miss Trimingham.
Cnonus How bright and fair -
SONG Spring Song
VRo 1d ll I1



SONG The Village Blacksmith Weiss.
Mr. Simpson.
PIAoEonTE SOLO War March of the Priests
in Alhatie Mendellaohn.
Mr. Ashley.
CHoBus The Belfry Tower Hatton.
SoNG She ,wore a wreath of Roses Knight.
Mrs. Washington.
CHORUS A Rose in Heaven Abt.
TICKETS-Reserved Seats 2/; Unreserved
Seats 1/6.
Doors open at 7'30, Overture to begin at 8
p.m. Carriages may be ordered for o0 p.m.
Tickets can be obtained at the Royal Gaz-
ette" Stationery Store after the 2nd proximo.
December 20, 1881.

" All work and no play,
Makes Jack a dull boy.",
rHE Children of St. Mark's School intend
L giving two
Musical and Literary

On the Evenings of
Tuesday & Wednesday,
3rd and 4th January, 1882,
At their School Room, Smith's Parish.
Price of Admission 1/.
Tickets to be had at doors on nights of per-
Doors open at 7 p.m. Performance to com-
mence at 7'30 precisely.
Smith's Parish, Dec. 20, 1881.-3


SEALED Tenders will be re-
ceived by the Undersigned until noon of


Thursday and Friday, 10th January, 1882.
December 29th and 30th, 1881. For the Purchase and Removal of
Admission-Reserve Seats 2/ Back Seats-I/.
Children in armms1 guinea. t STABLE MANURE,
For particulars see Hand-Bills. At the Bull's Head Stables, Hamilton, from
Tickets may be had of Mr. W'. Raynor, Ham- January 10th, to 31st December, 1882.
ilton, Mr. W. B. Place and Mr. W. Smowe, DANIEL G. LANE.
Somerset and at Doors on nights of Perform- Hamilton, 20th Dec., 1881.-2
ance. An efficient Band in attendance.
Obtain Tickets early: if sufficient induce- E
ment offers, a Steamer will convey passengers Executors Notice.
to and from Performances leaving Hamilton,
w at 6 *p.m.' Estate of lt'-s. Ieb eca
President, W. Stowe; Manager, Gibbs Si- .
mons; Musical Director, S. Trott; W. H. Dill Godfrey, deceased.
Trott, Jr., Secretary.
T' A l Persons who have any CLAIMS against
For Rent L A the Estate of the late MRS. REBECCA
SDILL GO)DFREY, are hereby requested to
A (A Cotta ge bender BILLS of the same to the Undersigned
y or before the 10th January, 1882. Persons
In Pembroke Parish, with every convenience INDElTED to the said Estate will please
for a small Family and is in thorough order. make payment by or before the same date.
Immediate Possession can be given. E. T. GOD FREY,
STHOMA S MILLER. Acting Executors.
Reid Street, Hamilton, Dec. 19th, 1881. Hamilton, Beimuda, 20th Dec., 188J.-3 pd.

A lot of old Furniture,
Consisting of :-
Cretone COVERS for Chairs, &c.,
&c., &c., &c.
1 Steel HAWSER about 100 fa-
A quantity of Old IRON, some Iron TANKS,
4 large Ships Steam BOILERS.
CANISTERS, &c., &c.
By order,
Naval and Victualling Storekeeper.
Hamilton, Dec. 19th, 1881.

rTHE Undersigned has just opened a choice
Selection of English and American

For Xmas, Received by the Mail Steamer

Consisting in part of:-
Tins of Roast BEEF MIUTTON
Lunch TONGUES Potted HAM
Bottles of Assorted PICKLES
Corned BEEFinTins BISCUITS fall kinds
SUGAR, White and B-own FLOUR
Tins of COCOA and MI.K
Green and Burnt COFFEE Oolong TEA
Bottles of SYRUIS, of all flavors
CHERRIES, &c., &c.
Tins of FRUITS, in Syrup
JAMS of all Flavors BU F'TER LARD
oz. Bottles of Essence LEMON
Condensed MILK
Hair OIL, assorted Flavors Fine Olive OIl,
CUR RIE (in Bottles)
NUTMIEGS A LION )DS, in and out of shell
Jars of Preserved GINGER SAGO
&c., &c., &c.
East Broadway and Victoria Streets.
Hamilton, Decermber 19, 1881.
Colonist" copy.

Tweeds! Tweeds!!

The Undersigned has just Received
a very Choice Selection of
From London, via New York, especially Se-
lected for this Climate.
Tailor and Draper, Reid Street.
Hamilton, Dee. 20tb, 1881.
to the Tailoring Business Wanted.

Custom Entries.

Short Entries in stock.
At "Royal Gazette" Stationery Store.
Hamilton, Dec. 20th, 1881.

Vp -ML- %_w -AL %,a. r.,r si %-,r AL %. Pj 4F

Xmas and New Year

A very great Variety at

Opposite the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, 20th Dec., 1881.


New Supplies for the Sea-
Dutch-head (English) CHEESE, 7 Lbs. each
Pastry FLOUR Ble. Family FLOUR

PEBRSONS desirous of furnishing the ST.

Will leave the Port of Hamilton,
At 30 minutes past 9 a m.,
22nd Instant.
The Orinoco" will leave Grassy Bay as soon
as the Mails from Hamilton to be despatched
at Ip.m., reach the vessel; and is to leave New
York for return on the 29th Instant.
Passengers respectfully requested to lbe on
board at Hamilton at 9 a.m., 22nd inst-int.
Freight, Parcels, and Specie on Freight, will be
received until 6 p.m., 21 st instant.
Hamilton, Bermuda, 20th Deer., 1881.
Colonist once.

Notice to Importers of
Goods per Orinoco due on the
1 9 th Instant.
N OTIC E' is respectfully given that the
rriVWAR EHOUSE will he Clemed after the
arrival of the 19th instant, at 4 p.m., on
SATUR DAY afternoon, the 24th instant.
TR 0TT 4. COX,
Hamilton, Bermuda, 13th Dec., 1881.-1
Colonist" copy once.

Army Contracts.

Tenders for the Supply of
Horse Bed ling and Fuel
Will be open at the COMMISSARIAT
OrricE, Hamilton, at noon of

'rhe 28th1nstant.
These Contracts are for the whole Command
and will run from 1st January 1882, to 31st
March, 1883.
Form of Tenders and all information can be
obtained on application.
a f *.%

ALSO A. 'G. "&.
Half and Qr. Layer 1MRA1S Senior Commissariat 0iwr.
BOXe, eah and or Lee r RAISIN i Commissariat Office, Hamilton )
Best Dehusa or Desert RAISINS i 90thDecember 1881.--2 ]
Sultana RAISINS CURRANTS 20th December, 1881.-2
PRUNES IDATES "Colonist" copy once.
Small Boxes Layer FIGS
Fresh PINE 4IPPLE, in Tins A kt F tia l
CITRON Lemon and Orange PEEL A N ec ie Sva
COCOANUTS The Ladies' Aid Societ No. 3
Together with a part of everything usually Intend having a
called for on the approaching Festive Season. N ecktie Festival
And to enable you to read this Advertisement
at night, I can Supply you with Tins and Casis At the Odd-Fellows Hall, Somerset,
"Pralts" Astral Oil. Kerosene in Tins and
Barrels. On Thursday & Friday,
B. E. DICKIVNSONJ. The 29th and 30th of December.
Front Street, Hamilton, Dec. 20th, 1881.-2 An efficient Band will be in attendance.
Door open at 4 o'clock, P.M.
I. 0. of G. S. and D. of Admission 6d.
Proceeds in aid of the B. M. E. School Room.
a itJ.nUll Somerset, 17th December, 1881.

Something Old, yet Meew. VALUABLE

W E hope U have not forgotten the usual En-
tke entertainment of the Season, wlich will
take place at
On the Evenings of
Wednesday & Thursday,
28th and 29th Instant,
Where U will find a great assortment of Fancy
Goods and Christmas Presents, from an Ele-
phant for a Id. to a Mosquito Hlead that weighs
75 pounds. Also call for your unclaimed Let-
ters from our Post Office or they will be sent
to the Dead Letter Office.
P.S.-Our Goods are new and are just im-
ported from England, expressly for this occa-
sion, so we trust to solicit a share of the public
The Alexandri na Band will be in attendance.
Admission 6d.
December 20, 188L-2



Farm Property
For Sale by Tender.
THE PROPERTY near George's
Bay, Snerset, belonging to the Under-
signed, bordking on the Great Sound, con-
sisting of about 30 acres of land, of which
about '28 acres are good arable land, with the
Outbuilding, limekilns and appurtenances, in-
cluding an abundant supply of hard limestone.
Persons wanting a Valuable Farm will find
this Property possessed of many advantages,
and are invited to view it. The property will
be sold subject to the usual notice to the pres-
ent tenant.
Sealed Tenders for the Property may be
sent to S. BROWNLOW GRAY, Esqr., Ham-
Up to Noon of the 31st
The Undersigned does not bind herself to
accept the highest or any tender. A clear
title will be given.
SDecember 13, 1881.-3 3p

BANA NA PLA PF3ICE HAMILTON, 17th December, 1881.
Enquire at the Office of this Paper. Almeria Adams, Knud Anderson, Joseph Besse,
Hamilton, December 20,1881. Annie Bagger, Augusta Betts, Manoel Cabral,
Louisa Dashield, Brig "Dauntless", B Duggin.
w$ WBrig Ernest, Mrs John Frazer, E Goderick, Samuel
SWA Gardner, Michael Hayes, C Jennings, Elizabeth
S Kemp, James Lynch, Adeline Lusher, Sofronia
S& Landy, Peter Magnison, Caroline Outen, Thoma
Robinson, Scbr Rebecca," Ann L Richardson,
R.P. ATKINS & CO. Beui Saunders, WM Stephens, James W Smitbh,
AK Smith, R A Swan, Zachariah Smith,.G A
FOREIGN WINES and SPIRITS Scott, Jane Smith, LucyTrott, Aletena Trott, T
F Tucker, M A Tucker, F W Tucker, Jos Well-
BEER and PROVISION MERCHANTS. man, Mrs Captain Walker.
Contractors to H. M. Army and Navy, UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
REMIOVING to 4 Front street FICE ST. GEORGES, Deer. 17th, 1881.
REMOVING to 4 FronKatherine Albou, John Genders, Mrs Mo
Hamilton, December 13th, 1881.-2 Sohr Rebecca, John Kunciman.

TS -F-9-EW& 10R NOLIhAV. &OG M.

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For the employment of Prisoners sentenced to
hard labour, in such quantities as may be
required from time to time as hereinafter ex-
pressed-that is to say, for,Two Years from
the 25th day of March now next ensuing-
will be pleased to send in

To the Subscriber, at Noon,

.0! U i
The 2nd day of January, 1882,
Expressing the price per Ton, when the lowest,
if otherwise approved by THE GOVERNOR, will
be accepted.
' The Limestone must be entirely free from
Earth or Softstone and in masses or larger pie-
ces weighing from 100 lbs. to 500 lbs. weight.
Persons contracting will be required to enter
into security with two sureties in the sum of
100 for the due performance of their Contract,
and must engage to deliver on or before the
25th day of March 1882, a quantity not less
than 20 Tons, and thereafter in such quantities
as may be required by the PROVOST MAR-
SHAL GENERAL on his giving one week's pre-
vious notice to the Contractor, as the quanti-
ty from time to time must necessarily be de-
pendent on the number of Prisoners sentenced
to hard labour.
For further information please apply to
I 20th day December, 181.-1Pro. Mar. Gena.

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Sole Agent for Bermuda,
Water Street, Pt. G(orge

tBarrols 31uscovado,

At lowest raies for the Csi.'
S. S. IN 11AM
6th Sept., 188i.

For Sale.

| A House and Lot
In the Town ol Hamilton,
For Particulars please apply to
iHamilton, Novr. 29, 1881.

A Full Weight, Pure Condensed
V E offer, under the above brand, a full
v o weight, pure, natural milk, condensed by
evaporation, and granulated sugar added in order
Lo perfectly preserve. Five (5) parts of water
added to one of milk will reduce it to the aver.
ago standard of Orange County milk. Every can
is warranted. There can be no better Condensed
Milk than The Pearl, but it will be sold on the
principle that low prices combined with good
quality and honest weight, command the trade.
Price per single case 48 16-oz. c, i is ti$
Price per single case, 48 8-oz. cans, is $3.75.
H. K. & F. B. THURBER & CO.,
Sole Agents, New York.


aUau Q tout,
lhds., Half Hhds., and Sixth
From the Celebrated Brewery of
Messrs. OLAND SON &C 0 0.,
Is now placed at prices to Cash Customers to
defy Cumpetition.

For Sale by


,olo Agent,
st. George's, Bermuda.
January 18, 1881.-3m 3p, 9m.


rTHE lUndersigned has now on hand a full

Guaranteed to compete in Quality and Price
to any in the Market; hoping by strict and
prompt attention to receive the Patronage
from Naval Canteens and Messes at Special
Prices. I also have a Superior Stock of

T HE Subscribers would respectfully inform
the people of Hamilton and vicinity that
they are now prepared to attend to all Orders
for Ice in a first class manner and at the reason-
able price of Half-Penny per pound.
We will keep constantly on hand at the Ice
House of the late Captain Castner, East Broad-
way, a supply of ICE throughout the year for
the benefit of our Cu&tomers who may require
Ice during winter months.
By prompt attention to our customers and
strict attention to our business, we hope to re-
ceive a share of the Public patronage.
Ice delivered daily (Sundays excepted) in
Hamilton and vicinity.
N.B.-ICE HOUSE open from 6 a.m. to 6
p.m. daily, Sundays excepted, when it will be
open from 7 to 8.
East Boadway, Hamilton.
June 21st, 1881.-tf

For Sale,
The Fine Schooner

Mystery y,
Ready for any Voyage.
Rates A. 11
Apply to
St. George's.
November 28th, 1881.-4

Employment Wanted

Good Reference can be had.
WAGES either night or day Reasonable.
Please address communication to
November 17th, 1881.-tf. 1 pd.


Wines fbr the Season.

(CLARET nImported annually for 32
SAUTERNE years from same House in
K Bordeaux
BURGUNDY (Sparkling)
DO Scharzburg Muscatel 1857
CHAMPAGNE (Moett & Chandon extra dry)
DO. St. Peray
DO. Swiss
DO. Saumur
DO' Vouvrav
SHERRY Fine Montilla
DO. Amontillado, 20 years in bottle
DO. MANZANILLA 20 years in bottle
Hamilton and St. George's
Established upwards of 50 years.
May 28th, 1881.

Office at IC E HOUSE, East Broadway.

Robt. G. Lee & Co.,
Commission Merchants,
18 Leadenhall Street,
Personal attention given to Consignments of.
Bermuda PRODUCE and the filling of Ber-.
mudian orders.
April 30, 1881.


ANY one finding or giving such information
as may lead to the recovery of the Bird,
will be suitably rewarded by applying at the
Office of the ! Gazette."
November 21st.

Great progress has been made within a lew
years in manufacturing food products, and the
standard of quality has been raised to a point far,
beyond that which formerly obtained. We claim
that this has, to a considerable extent, been due
to our efforts; as the Largest Manufacturers and
Dealers in the world in this line, we consider it
our interest to manufacture only PURE and WHOLE-
SOME goods, and pack them in a tidy and attrac-
tive manner. All goods bearing our name are
guaranteed to be of superior quality, and dealers
are authorized to refund the purchase price in
any case where customers have cause for dissa-
tisfaction. It is, therefore, to the interest of both
dealers and consumers to use THURBER'S
H. K. & F. B. THURBER & CO.,
Importers, Manufacturers and Dealers in all
varieties of Food Products,
PS.-Our goods are for sale by most Grocers
and all will get them if requested to do so.-6m.



PH E above WATCH ES for both
SLadies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
in hand by the Undersigned: Any grade Move-
ment not in Stock will be furnished at the
M anufactor's list price. Also, make to order
any style of Case with Crest, Monogram, &c.,
Remember the American Watch Co. received
the Gold Medal at the late Paris Exhibition.
Front Street, Hiamilton, -
Deer. 16, 187-L. Nu.o.o


United States JMail Steamers,


A RIZON A Tuesday, December 6, at 5-30 a.m.
tM ' NSINr .4ir] '' IQ 1t I a 10 ,3f .

vv .l.3J ki i IN 0 1 IN

J 0, ab .m L I i t .( in.
20, at 4 a.m.
27, at 10 a.m.
January 3, at 4-30 a.m.
10, at 9 a.m.
17, at 3 p.m.
24, at 9 a.m.

The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, an d
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Steu -
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on maiu deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
each Steamer.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Flamborough" from
Berknuda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New
York on Mondays, and Passengers' baggage can
be transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer
sailing next day.
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, November 30, 1881.
A :SK your Grocer for A. E. WHYLAND'S

(Subject to Change.)


From Liverpool.


To Liverpool.

Spain, Wed. Sept. 28 Sat. Oct. 15, 11. a.m.
Italy, Oct. 5 22, 3. p.m.
Helvetia, 12 29, 9.30a.m.
England, 19 Nov. 5, 3. p.m.
Egypt, 26 12, 9-80a.m.
Erin, Nov. 2 19, 3. p.m.
Spain, 9 26, 8-30 a.m.
Italy, 16 Dec. 3, 3. .m.
ffelvetia -' 23 10, 8. a.m.
jngland, 30 17, 130 p.m.

From London
tHolland, Wed. Sept. 21
*Franoe, 28
Canada, Oct. 6
fbe Queen, 12
*Denmark, 19
Greece, 26
*Holland, Nov. 2
*France, 9
Canada, 16
The Queen 23
*Denmark, 30
*The Steamers Fra

To London

Wed. Oct. 12, 8-30a.m..
4" 19,2. p.m.
N" 26,7. a.m.
SNov. 2,2. p.m.
9.7. a.m.
23, 6. a.m.
Dec. 7,6. a.m.
14, 11. a.Bm.
21, 3. p.m.
nce Holland and Den-

mark will not carry Passengers.
Rates of passage, to Queenstown or Liver-
pool $50 to $70.
Prepaid Tickets $60 to $75.
Excursion Tickets $120.
To London direct, $0 to $60.
Prepaid Tickets $ti0 and $7 0
Excursion Tickets $110.
Steerage pas-age $26.
For further information apply at the Com-
pany's Offices, Nos. 69, 71 & 73 Broadway
New York,

New York, Sept. 22, 1881.

Suitable for Christmas and .New
Year Presents,
At Royal Gazette" Stationery Store,
Tissue Paper various colours for Christmas
December 6, 1881.

For' Sale.
A Good Substantial

For particulars please apply at the Royal
Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, November 22, 1881.


Has removed his Office to the premises of Mrs.
B. H. Young, Reid Street, Hamilton, recently
occupied by Dr. Theodore Outerbridge, V.S.
Office Hours 10 to 12-2 to 5.
Will visit St. George-s professionally on Satur-
days. Office at McCallan & Co. Residence
1larringtonu Place, Hamilton Parish.
August 2, 1881.



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every Tuesday by DONALD M'PHEE LEE,
Printer to the.Queen's Most Excellent
M ajesty,
North-west Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets,
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will be
printed at the shortest notice.-Agents
St. Georges for the RoyalGazelte Messrs.
GEORGE BOYLE & SBOX, West End, Water

Pro tection again ist FVIlE
Can be obtained from the
of London,
One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the BRANCIH OFFICE in these
islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
if the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on REAL and PERSONAL
PROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months,
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Hamilton, September 9th, 1856.


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Supplement to the Bermuda



Hamilton, Tuesday, 20th December 1881.

L ...A A b _

[The following corrected report of the marriage
of the Right Rev. Llewellyn Jones, D.D., Bishop
of Newfoundland and Bermuda to Elizabeth Alice,
second daughter of His Honor Lieut.-Governor
Archibald, at Halifax on the 22nd'ultimo,--came to
us by the New York Mail yesterday.]-Ed. Beanu-
da Royal Gazette.
From the Halifax Herald, Wednesday, Nov. 23, 1881.
Full List of the Presents, &c.
The social event of the season-indeed of many
seasons-took place at St. Luke's Cathedral on the
22nd of November, when the Right Rev. Llewellyn
Jones, D.D., Bishop of Newfoundland, was united
in marriage to Elizabeth Alice, second daughter of
His Honor Lieutenant-Governor Archibald. The
church was crowded with spectators, comprising
the youth, beauty, wealth and fashion of the city.
Bishop Jones arrived at half past eleven o'clock,
attended by Rev. Ambrose Heygate, as best man.
The bride entered the Cathedral, leaning on the
arm of her father and attended by her bridesmaids:
Miss Mary Archibald, sister of the bride,
Miss F. Binney, daughter of His Lordship the
Bishop of Nova Scotia,
Miss Lena Henry, daughter of Mr. Justice Hen-
ry, of the Supreme Court of Canada.
The Bride wore an ivory white satin train over a
Spanish lace petticoat; orange blossoms at neck
and sleeves; wreath of orange blossoms and myr-
tle, and a tulle veil completely covering the dress;
pearl necklace, and broach arid earrings, gifts of
the bridegroom's sister. The dross was a most
beautiful one, and the bride looked simply charm-
The Bridesmaids wore dresses of ivory white
gauze, trimmed with Spanish lace and water lilies;
hats of Spanish lace, turned up with dark green,
and trimmed with water lilies. Each carried a
basket of lilies and wore gold bracelets-the gift
of the bridegroom.
The ceremony was performed by His Lordship
the Bishop of Nova Scotia, assisted by Rev. Dr.
Hill, Rector of St. Paul's.
Among the Guests were:
The Bishop, Mrs. Binney, Miss Binney and Mr.
Belfield (Royal Munster Fusiliers),
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Hill,
Sir William and Lady Young,
Sir Charles and Lady Tupper,
Consul-General Jackson,
Colonel and Mrs. Clarke,
Mr. amd Mrs. J. F. Kenny,
Mr. and Mrs. Rigby,
Captain and Mrs. Jelf,
Mr. Collingwood Schrieber,
Mr. David Pottinger,
Mr. and Mrs. Ellis,
Mr. and Mrs. Tremaine,
Miss Purvis,
Sir John and Lady Glover,
Major Tatham, R.E.,
Mr. Jackson, R.E.,
Sir Edward and Lady Kenny,
Mrs. Fane,
Mr. and Mrs. Laurie,
Mr. and Mrs. Tucker,
Colonel and Mrs. Stewart,
Mr. Nepean Clarke, ,
Rev. Edward Bortwood,
Rev. William Currie.
After the ceremony the newly wedded couple and
the guests were driven to Government House,
where a sumptuous dejeuner was enjoyed. The
usual toasts were proposed and honored, and some
very happy speeches were made.
Were very numerous and valuable. Besides the
undermentioned they were several gifts of money
from the relations of the bridegroom, ranging in
amounts from five thousand dollars downwards.
Lady MacDougall, Mirror and Candlesticks.
Lady M'Clintock, Drawing Room Candlesticks.
Lady Kenny, Brass Framed Mirror.
Mrs. Rigby, Set of Ivory Backed Brushes and
Sir William and Lady Young, Dresden China
Biscuit Box.
Mr. Nepean Clarke, Miniature Silver Tea Service.
Mrs. Jelf, China Vases.
Mrs. Clarke, China Tea Set.
Dr. Bayne, Case of Salt Cellars.
Mr. Outerbridge, Silver Crumb Knife.
Miss Mary Archibald, Travelling Clock and 3
Miss Louise Johnstone, set of Vases.
Mrs. Lawson, a Table Cover.
Mrs. Purvis, Silver and Gilt Dragon Candle-
Mrs. Kinnear, Plush Jewel Box.
Mrs. Binney, Set for Writing Table.
Mrs. Fane, Dresden China Candelabra.
Mrs. Tremaine, Large China Plaque,
Miss Purvis, Bronze Cup and Plate.
Mrs. Blanchard, Chair Tidyn
Miss Blanchard, Blue Satin Bracket.
Mrs. Stewart, Silver Jewel Box.
Mrs. Daly, Dresden China Cornucopea.
Bishop Binney, large Russialeather bound Bible.
Mrs. Stewart, Picture painted on Cobweb,
MrsJ.J. F, Kenny, White China Candelabra.
Lady Glover, White Epergne.
Captain Morgan, -
Mrs. Henry Clark (England), Pearl Brooch, Ear-
rings and Necklace,
Miss Corry, Silver Brooch, Earrings, two Brace-
lets, Necklace and Cross,
Judge Jackson, Gilt and Silver Card Receiver,
Mr. Sykes, Sliver Bracelets set with Topaz.
Miss F. Binney, Brass Framed Mirror,
Miss L'Epousie, Smelling Bottle.
S Mr. R. P. Wood, Silver alt Cellers,
Mrs. W. J. Paton, Brass Framed Mirrors.
Mrs. Eames, Quilt.
Mrs. Deakin, 5 o'clock Tea Cloth and Tazza,
Miss Deakin, Lace Brackets,
Miss J. Deakin, Crewel Work,
Rev. Dr. and Mrs. Blore, Despatch Box.
Rev. Nigel Madan, Pencil Case. *
Mrs. G. O. Partridge, Brass Candlesticks.
Parishioners of Bromsgrove-History of Broms-
grove Church.

Miss Paton, Scott's Poems.
Canon and Mrs. G. W. Murray, Table Castors.
Miss BRearcroft, Biscuit Box.
Mrs. Withers, Sachets.
Rev. Mr. Bottwood, Vases.
Rev. A. Heygate and Rev. Mr. Dunfield, Lans-
downe Edition of English Poets.
Sir Charles and Lady Tupper, Chinese Work
Mr. R. P. Wood, Cairngorm and Silver Brooch,
Miss McGee, Handkerchief Sachet.
Mr. and Mrs. F. D. Laurie, Miniature Silver Tea
Miss Lena Henry, Tea Cosy.
Miss Agnes Jones, Crewel Chair Cover.
Rev. Win. and Mrs. Pilot, Marmalade Jar.
Students of St. John's lhboological College, Pic-
ture and Stand.
Mr. Pottinger, Pickle Jar.
Mr. and Mra. S.hriebcr, Marmalade Jar.
Mrs. Ba 'r, ( tYarmouth), Mounted Plaque.
Mrs. Maclean, Bannerets.
Presents were alsp sent by the undermentioned
but not yet received:-Mfr. W. H. .Jones, Mr. E.
Stewart Jones, Mr. Alfred M. Jones, Mr. John
Paton, Mr. George Paton, Rev. T. R. and Mrs
Turncock, Sir Robert and Lady Laffan, Rev, J. andi

Mrs. Harris, the Misses Hall, Miss A. C. Paton
and Mrs. H. T. Francis.
The newly wedded couple left for Truro in the
afternoon in a special car attached to Conductor
Donkin's train, where they will spend a few days
at the Governor's cottage, after whichthey will re-
turn to 'Halifax, and thence embark for Bermuda.

It would hardly be supposed likely that two men
of intelligence, would with cool deliberation and an
apparent indifference to the consequences, proceed
to settle an affair of honor" in these times, and in
our midst, according to a mode adopted at a yery
remote period, and which has long since been re-
garded in all enlightened communities as a felony of
the higher type-of murder, should the result be
death-and made punishable as such by law; and
yet such is actually the case. On the night of the
12th instant, in St. George's, about the hour of 4
a. m., two men, the first and 2nd officers of the
American barque "Abby Bacon," commanded by
Captain W. J. Staples, left the deck of their ship,
which was on the St. George's Marine Slip under-
going repairs, and when on the Slip Dock, after
measuring off twelve paces, each presented his re-
volver at the other and at a given intimation at-
tempted to shoot one another. Several shots were
fired, the result being that the Mate was seriously
wounded. Both parties have been arrested, each
on a charge of" shooting with intent to kill."-The
2nd Mate, who was uninjured in the ordeal, was
conveyed to prison, while the Mate was put under
arrest at a house, near to which the scene of the oc-
currence took place, and to which he had been con-
veyed, it being considered by the Medical gentle-
man in attendance upon him as unsafe to remove
him therefrom on account of the nature of the
wounds he had received. At the primary investiga-
tion had before the Police Magistrate of the town
of St. George, of the charge laid against the 2nd
Mate the following general particulars were elicited.
The two men had left their ship during the early
part of the night and had gone to some place of re-
sort where, evidently, they had been supplied with
intoxicating drink. As the night advanced they
quarrelled and came to blows. Little, however, is at
present known of that fight, either as to what it
was about, where it took place, or in what it result-
ed. After midnight both returned to their sblp and
it would appear in company with each other,
and in all probability with a predetermination to
bring to a more final and positive issue the quarrel
alluded to above, as the sequel will show.
The 2nd Mate calls up the Captain and tells him
"he is going to fight a duel with the mate." What
the 2nd Mate's object was in adopting this course
remains to be seen. It may have been with a view
of preventing the duel, or, it may have been that he
wished to have a person present whose word could
be relied uron in the event of any fatal or serious re-
sult happening to him. The Captain not dreaming
that anything serious was meant told the 2nd Mate
not to be foolish, and to make no disturbance aboard
bis ship, but to go to his berth. The 2nd Mate how-
ever bad in the first instance aroused the crew from
their slumbers. He desired them to turn out as he
wished them to witness a duel he was going to fight
with the Mate. They turned out'as he desired them
but seeing no one on the deck, they returned to their
berths. In a short time the 2nd Mate came to them
and told them to turn in again as it was all right, un-
less the Mate should come and call them, and
then they would have to turn out once more. He'
also made a like statement to the Captain, who
considering the matter settled doubtless returned to
his bed. And now the report of a discharged pistol
is heard by some of the crew in the forecastle, who
supposed it was fired in the cabin. The steward in
the galley also heard it, and thought it was fired in
the cabin, but strange to say the Captain had no re-
collection of bearing the report. It came to light
afterwards that a shot had been discharged in the
mate's cabin, for a pistol bullet was found embedded
in the partition over his writing d sk, about l1Y
inches in a direction away from, and not towards the
2nd Mates cabin, which is opposite the Mates.
Where the two Mat es were at this time is not
known, probably they were in their own cabins.
After this the 2nd Mate again goes to the Captain
and tells him that "'the Mate means business," an
Americanism doubtless well understood by the Cap-
tain, who immediately dressed himself and came on
deck where he saw his two officers, each with a pistol
which he was brandishing, while language was be-
ing used not of the politest description although of
great abundance, and the crew, who had been called
out by the Mate to see him fight a duel with the
2nd Mate, standing about in a state of bewilderment
and fear. This being the state of affairs the Cap-
tain deems it best to signal for assistance. He
goes to his cabin, gets two signal blue-lights, which
he gave to one ot the crew to fire off on the fore-
castle. The man at once proceeds to execute the
Captain's orders, but while on his way he is inter-
cepted by the Mate, who attempts to take them
from him, and threatens to shoot whoever dares to
fire them off The Captain finding that he could
not give the alarm that way, went and got his re-
volver and fired three shots in the air in succession,
he also called to the colored man in the temeement
near by to go for the Police. While the Captain is
adopting this course, the two Mates and the crew,
four in number, have made their way down the side
of the ship, and are on the Slip Dock. One of the
crew is called upon by the Mate to measure off
twelve paces which he silently declines to do, but
like the rest of the crew who are too much scared,
retreats somewhat out of the way, thus leaving the
combatants to proceed after their own fashion. The
Mate then desired his antagonist to place his toe a-
gainst his toe and measure twelve paces backward,
which he did, and then he calls to the Mate to kno
if he is ready. The answer being given in the af-
firmative, the flash is seen and a report is heard
from the pistol of the 2nd Mate, but nothing more
than the click of the hammer of the Mate's pistol is
heard. A second flash and report from the 2nd
Mate's pistol follows almost immediately his first
shot, and again, only the click of the hammer of the
Mate's pistol is heard, but apparently no discharge.
The Mate is then heard to exclaim he was shot
through the arm, that his pistol would not go off-it
was no good--on which he threw it down and called
upon the 2nd Mate to fire away as much as he liked.
The 2nd Mate hearing this delivered his pistol to one

of the crew with the injunction togiveit intonobody's
hands but his own. The two Mates then approach
each other and bitter words pass between them,
which resulted in the Mate striking the 2nd Mate a
severe blow in the face with his hand, which being
returned by the 2nd Mate, a fight ensues, to the dis-
comfiture of the Mate, who on calling for quarter it
is immediately given. The Mate however now picks
up his pistol, on which the 2nd Mate resumes pos-
session of his. The Mate again approaches his oppo-
nent, throws down his own pistol and grasps the
others, when a severe struggle for the possession of
it takes place, but, unfortunately for the Mate, the
pistol goes off and this time he is wounded near the
right groin, the ball it is supposed having passed
first through the fleshy part be-ween the thumb and
finger of the hand which grasped the pistol and
must have covered the mouth of the barrel when
the pistol was discharged, inflicting other in-
juries as it passed into the thigh. This ball
has yet to be discovered. This last shot ends the
affray. The pistols seized by the constable are load-
ed with ball cartridge. That of the Mlate has one if
not two discharged chambers, and is a five shot re-
volver, and that of the 2nd Mate has three discharg-
ed,chambers and is a six shot revolver. -,
After the examination of the witnesses for the
prosecution had closed, the Defendant deferred his
defence until he was put on his trial. The Defend-

ant was then committed to prison to await his trial
at a higher Court.
The investigation of the charge against the Mate
will, in all probability, be had this week.

The membra of the above gave three perform-
ances on 10th, 12th, and 13th instant in the spa-
cious Theatre at Prospect, under very unfavourable
circumstances, the weather on the 10th being very
much against them. On the 12th the house was
crammed, there being a strong contingent from Ire-
land, and the 13th brought them a good house.
The new programme eclipsed the old one, and the
Sergeant-Bugler was never seen to better advant-
age. Part one commenced with a very brilliant
opening chorus entitled "Down the River," the
Bass Solo being fully brought out. "The Sunlit
Isle of far away," sung by A. Porter was very ef-
fectively rendered. "Loud and Long," a comic
effusion was very funny in the hands of W. Adams.
"When little Nelly died," sung by M. Griffey,
was rendered with much pathos. Next was a song
by A. Soutter entitled "Jolly old Crow," which
was very amusing, and well received by the audi-
ence "Darling Minnie Lee," was sung by H.
Hawthorne with great taste, and the imitation of
warbling birds made it one of the songs of the eve-
ning. "The Lunatic Minstrel" sung by W. Adams,
was cleverly sung and well received." "Vacant is
the old home now," was very well sung by P. Shea,
he being gifted with a fine baritone voice. "Nig-
ger-Noramus Nig," sung by A. Soutter, was very
laughter provoking. Mollie Avourneen," was
very sweetly sung by T. Mayo. The firstpart was
brought to a conclusion by M. Sweeney singing
"The Gallant Fire Brigade," which he did in
in his usual brilliant style; this being the only song
of the old programme being retained, and that by
" special desire." Part II. commenced with the in-
imitable Chessman singing several songs in his
usual funny style, and was followed by 0. O'Brien's
step-dancing, which was another pleasing feature of
the entertainment. Then followed the side splitting
farce by C. White, Esq., in 1 act and 2 scenes en-
titled, The Virginia Mummy." Suffice it to say,
that all who took part in it, played admirably
throughout; the character of "Ginger Blue,"
being sustained by A. Soutter, who was the whole
life of the piece. The Sergeant-Bugler then gave
us another treat, in a few of his character comic
songs, My Pretty Jane," being encored. The en-
tertainment was brought to a close, with a Musical
Eccentricity, entitled The runaway Musketeers,"
which introduces us to the Runaway Army," with
full band, (under Brigadier A. Soutter,) who went
through their drill with great precision, and in
forming for the "new Attack," were driven off the
stage, by two of the British Infant-ry, represented
by Masters Frank and Alfred Cheesman, (sons of
the Sergt.-Bugler, and "chips" of the "old block.")
These two midgets sustained the characters of
Sergeant Childers and Private Tommy Atkins. The
Sergeant in a very pithy verse, boasting of being a
" six years" man and little Tommy going through
his drill caused roars of laughter. The march past
of the troops brought a splendid entertainment to a
successful termination. A word of praise must be
given to the instrumentalists, who, under the leader-
ship of M. Sweeney, performed their task in an ac-
complished manner, the music being admirably ar-
ranged by Sergeant-Bugler W. F. Cheesman. We
may add that this troupe appears at Spar Yard
Theatre, Ireland Island,' to-morrow night and
Thursday, and we wish them bumper houses.

President Arthur's first message to Congress was
delivered on the 6th instant. It opens with a re-
ference to the appalling calamity which has befallen
the American people; says that the feeling of good-
will between our own Government and that of
Great Britian was never more marked than at pre-
sent. A review of foreign relations, are pronounc-
ed satisfactory. The action of Columbia, in seek-
ing guarantees of foreign governments, the Presi-
dent thinks is unnecessary, and a modification of
the Clayton-Bulwer Treaty has been suggested.
A restoration of the mission to Athens and Quito
is recommended. The department reports are re-
ferred to and important recommendations are made
-among them the adoption of the international
code for the prevention of collisions at sea ; the re-
tirement of silver certificates; repeal of the Silver
Coinage law; a law prohibiting retirement of
national bank notes except onenotice; no legisla-
tion on Windom bonds except for lower rate; re-
duction of taxation; revision of Tariff laws; in-
crease of the army; solution of Indian question by
civilization; rehabilitation of the navy, in accord-
ance with the recommendations of the Advisory
Board; vigorous prosecution of star route swindlers;
relief for the overburdened courts; repeal of the
army posse comitatus law; appropriations for inter-
nal improvements And an increased clerical force
in the Pension office. The subject of civil service
reform is exhaustively considered and legislation
to increase our merchant marine suggested.
The above is a brief summary of this important
document. We copy, however, in full the follow-
ing paragraph relating to the building of the
Panama Canal, which the President maintains con-
cerns the United States and no other power. Other
powers will, no doubt, consider otherwise, and if
this old doctrine is attempted to be enforced will
doubtless cause trouble.
growing out of the proposed interooeanic waterway
across the Isthmus of Panama are of grave na-
tional importance. This Government has not been
unmindful of the solemn obligations imposed upon
it by its compact of 1846 with Colombia, as the in-
dependent and sovereign mistress of the territory
crossed by the canal, and has sought to render
them effective by fresh engagements with, the Col-
ombian republic looking to their practical execu-
tion. The negotiations to this end, after they had
reached what appeared to be a mutually satisfactory
solution here were met in Colombia by a disavowal
of the powers which its envoy had assumed, and by
a proposal for renewed negotiation on a modified
basis. Meanwhile this Government learned that
Colombia had proposed to the European powers to
oin in a guaranty of the neutrality of the proposed
Panama Canal, a guaranty which would be in
direct contravention of our obligation as the sole

guarantor of the integrity of Colombian territory,
and of the neutrality of the canal itself. My la-
mented predecessor felt it his duty to place before
the European powers the reasons which make the
prior guaranty of the United States indispensable,
and for which the interjection of any foreign guar-
anty might be regarded as a superfluous and un-
friendly act. Forseeing the probable reliance of
the British Government on the provisions of the
Clayton-Bulwer treaty of 1830, as affording room
for a share in the guaranties which the United
States covenanted with Colombia four years ago, I
have not hesitated to supplement the action of my
predecessor by proposing to her Majesty's Govern-
ment the modification of that instrument and the a-
brogation of such clauses there of as do noticomport
with the obligations of the United States toward
Colombia, or with the vital needs of the two friendly
parties to the compact."

A Great Audience cut of from Escape--Distressinj
Scenes-Estimated Loss of 800 Lives.
VIENNA, December 8-9-30 P. M -The Ring
Theatre, formerly the Comic Opera House, where
Sarah Bernhardt recently performed, took fire at 7
clock ,to-night, just before the beginning of the

opera Les Contes de Hoffman." The fire was by
the fall of a lamp on the stage. The house was
tolerably full, and the loss of life is very great. Up
to the present time seventy bodies have been re-
covered. Many persons were injured. Sixty were
saved by means of ladders and by jumping into
cloths held below. The greatest efforts were made
to save life. The scene was terrible, the flames
shooting up through the roof and eventually got-
ting the entire building.
VIENxA, December 8,11 P. M.-One hundred and
forty-five bodies have been brought out of the thea-
tre, but the dead therein are still numerous, many
bodies having been consumed in the galleries and
other elevated parts of the building. The chief
cause of the catastrophe was that in the confusion
the iron partition separating the stage from the
auditorium was not lowered. Thousands of people
assembled in the neighboring streets where they
could hear the cries of agony of the people at the
windows of the theatre praying to be saved. The
rapidity of the flames prevented the people from
taking advantage of the ordinary exits. Only a
small proportion of the audience saved themselves,
which they did by leaping from the windows three
stories high into cloths held blow.
Midnigk.-The taking out of bodies from the
theatre continues. It is estimated that 800 people
perished. Some of the bodies are fearfully dis-
figured. Several persons were injured in spring-
ing from the windows of the theatre. Among the
missing are Herr Fife, Court Musical Director,
and Herr Hellmersperger. Most of the bodies
identified up to the present time are those of trades-
men and minor officials.
LoNDON, December 9.-The Standard's dispatch
from Vienna says: "It is estimated that the au-
dience in h theatre numbered 2,000. Many per-
sons were trampled to death in the panic which
ensued. As soon as the fire was seen there was an
explosion of gas and the audience were plunged in
Vko M.-, December 9.-A later telegram from
Vienna, d' ted this morning, says that 270 bodies
have nwv been recovered from the ruins of the
Ring Theatre. The fourth gallery has not yet
been explored. It is believed that not a single
person escaped from that gallery, and that very
few escaped from the third gallery. The corpses
last recovered are little more than charred frag.
ments. Gross neglect is charged against the man-
agement of the theatre. The law prescribes the
use of oil lamps in the corridors of theatres, so that
the exits shall be discernible in the event of the
failure of the gas; but this precaution was utterly
neglected. The person in charge of the iron our-
tain between the stage and auditorium appears to
have Red at the first alarm.
LONDow, December 10.-Additional details of the
Vienna fire have been received as follows: On the
arrival of the fire brigade it was found impossible
to penetrate beyond the first tier of the theatre, the
rush of suffocating smoke and air extinguishing
the lamps and torches. The firemen retired under
a momentary impression, because their shouts were
not answered, that there were no more people in
the theatre. Those who escaped on the first alarm
soon undeceived them. Another effort was then
made to penetrate the parts of the theatre which
were not actually blazing. In the narrow passage
between the second and third galleries a mass of
corpses was discovered, some so closely interlocked
that it was hardly possible to part them. The
first man discovered was got out alive, but all the
rest were dead. These were persons %vho had lost
their way in consequence of the turning off of the
gas, which, it is now ascertained, was done by
some irresponsible person with a view to prevent
an explosion. Some men were found with their
hands grasping each others throats. Subsequent
investigations showed that in some cases persons
finding escape hopeless had committed suicide. It
is stated by survivors that women were seen to
throw their children from the galleries into the
pit. At the time of the outbreak of the flames the
gallery especially allotted to ladies was full. A-
bout 10 o'clock the gasometer exploded, the roof
fell and the whole place was reduced to a wreck.
VIENNA, December 12.-The work of lowering
the coffins into the grave lasted from noon until
nightfall. The number of missing persons is now
reduced to 805.

(From the New York Herald, De., 15.)
The practical condition of affairs in Ireland seems
to show calmness and moderation on the part of the
people and a sincere desire to accept the benefits of
the Land Act. There is no doubt of the intention
ofA the'Government to] give the people all that
the Land Act implies. The first difficult arises from,
the vast number of applications on the part of the
tenant farmers for relief under the land courts and
the difficulty experienced by the courts in attending
to the business. That is to say, according to one
computation there are oases enough now on the
dockets throughout Ireland to take six years for
their adjudication, and this number increasing from
day to day adds to the difficulty.
The government, however, can remedy this by
increasing the number lof Courts. The landowners
are taking steps to protect themselves as far as pos-
sible against the operations of the Land act. This
organization seems to meet the favour of the gov-
ernment, as it would naturally of the landed classes
in England. The agitation in. Ireland may be as
vigorous as before, but it is dormant.
There is a general belief that it would be wise for
the Government to accept the repose which has fol-
lowed the passage of the Land Act and the sup-
pression of the Land League by releasing from pri-
son the gentlemen who were called suspects.
We are disposed to concur in this view. So far as
affecting the opinions of the Irish people and keep-
ing alive their sentiments of discontent are con-
cerned the leaders of the Land League are more
powerful in prison than they would be at liberty.
This is seen in the success of the tour of Mr.
O'Conner,, the member of Parliament who came to
represent Parnell. We question if Mr. O'Connor
would have had more than an occasional company
of ;curious, idle Irish friends but for the agitation-
excited by the arrest of his colleagues.
It is always distasteful business for a government
to send men to prison except by due form of law.
This is especially the case in a- liberal government

headed by a gentleman who made a great reputa-
tion years ago by denouncing the Italian Bourbons
for doing what he himself has been compelled to do
in Ireland.
It would be a souroe of satisfaction to all friends
of liberal government throughout the world if the
Ministry could see its way to releasing the Irish
leaders from the operation of the Coercion act.

The fisheries of Newfoundland and P. E. Island
the past season have proved very unsuccessful,
with a small catch and high prices as a result. The
Potato crop of P. E, Island, New Brunswick and
Nova Scotia is short.
The Apple Crop of Nova Scotia is very far short
of last year The fruit not so large nor of so rich
a flavour.
The Marine Battalion stationed in Ireland is or-
dered to prepare to return to England on 18th,
when they will be relieved by two regiments com-
ing from the Cape.
It is decided to retain a couple of Cavalry regi-
ments at Natal; the 6th Inniskilling Dragoons and
the 7th Hussars are the corps selected for that ser-
The Arabs have plundered an Italian bark and
burned some large esparto grass stores belonging
English merchants.

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