Group Title: 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
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076588
Volume ID: VID00222
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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-BEI IIMUDA.

Abstract of the"-roee'ngs of the Honourable v

No. 64.-Session of 1895-6. I
Friday, January 3rd, 1896.
members Present- ies Honour the Speaker.
SW J Boyle, J H Masters,
F M Cooper, T A Outerbridge,
N A Cooper, S C Outerbridge,
J R Duerden, T H Outerbridge,
A J Frith, A Outerbridge, 6
W S Frith, J W Pearman,
S B Gray, G Spurling, n
R Gray. Alex Smith,
H H Gilbert, 1) Trimingham,
M S Runt, J H Trimingham, jr,
A J Hodsdon, R Tynes,b
J H T Jackson, N Vesey,
T J Lightbourn, G W West,
8 A Masters, G 0 Whitney.
On motion of Mr Vesey the House wemit into a
Comitittee of the whole House to consider the
amendments proposed by the Legislative Council
to be made to the Bill entitled An Act to amend
the Pilotage Acts."
Mr F M Cooper in the chair.
Mr Vesey moved to amend the first amendment
proposed by the Legislative Council, by striking
outfall between the word "then" in the third
linand the word Commissioners" in the tenth
line and inserting instead 1* three and not more than
five persons, and to appoint a member of the
Board to be Chairman thereof, and from time to
time to appoint persons to fill vacancies in the
Board as they shall occur, so as at all times to
keep up the number to three at least, exclusive of
the -Naval Commander-in-Chief on the Station.
Three "-on which the Committee divided.
Ayes 13. Nays 13. "
The Chairman gave the casting vote in favor of
the motion and it was therefore affirmed.
Mr Vesey moved that the first amendment as
amended be concurred in-which was agreed to.
On motion of Mr Vesey the 2nd and 3rd amend-
ments were concurred in.
Mr Vesey moved that the 4th amendment be
concurred in.
Mr R Gray moved to amend the clause pro-
posed'by Council as clause 6 by striking out sub-
section (3)-which was affirmed.
Ayes 17. Nays 6.
Mr R Gray moved to renumber subsections (4)
and (5) as (3) and (4) respectively-which was
agreed to.
Dr T A Outerbridge moved that subsection 6
be struck out -which was negatived.
Ayes 8-Messrs Speaker, W S Frith, A J ods-
don, J H Masters, T A Outerbridge, J W Pear.
man, D Trimingham, R Tynes.
Nays 15-Messrs N A Cooper, A J Frith, S B
Gray, R Gray, M S Hunt, J H T Jackson, T J
Lightbourn, S. A Masters, A Outerbridge, G Spur-
ling, Alex Smith, J H Trimingham, jr,, N Vesey,
G W West, G 0 Whitney.
Mr Vesey moved to renumber subsection 6, 5-
which was agreed to.
Mr Vesey moved that the 4th amendment as
amended be concurred in,-which was affirmed.
Ayes 17-Messrs Speaker, W J Boyle, A J
Frith. S B Gray, R Gray, M S Hunt, A J Hods-
don, J H T-Jaokson, T J Lightbourn, S A Masters,
A Outerbridge, G Spurling, Alex Smith, J H
Trimingham, jr, N Vesey, G W West, G 0 Whit-
ney '
Nays 6-Messrs N A Cooper W S Frith, J H
Masters, T A Outerbridge, J W Pearman, D Trim-
ingham.
Mr Vesey moved that the 6th amendment be
concurred in,-which was agreed to.
Mr Vesey moved that the 6th amendment be
concurred in,-which was agreed to,
The 7th amendment was on motion of Mr Vesey
concurred in.
Mr Vesey moved that the 8th amendment be
conourred in.


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WOR=6,KS


SCOTLAND.


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O' Sugar Boiling Plantrof
every description; Blair's
Patent Continuous Working
Steam Stills to produce rum
and spirits of best quality
and strength in one operation
guaranteed to extract all the
spirit from the wash. These Stills are the most economical and .WA
made: Coffey's Patent Stills, Pot Stills for direct firing or steam jack t.-
ted, Vacuum Pans in iron or copper, Open Sugar Pans oriTeaches, Defecatots,
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TELEGRAPHIC, ADDRESS-" Blazon," Glasgow, A,B.7C.
Enquiries invited.


Code u"'d.


31/7/95.-6m.
--01,


Mr Spurling moved that the words after the word
"them" in 13th and 14th lines-" of whom the
chairman shall be one "-be stricken out,-which
was not seconded.
The 8th amendment was then concurred in.
The 9th, 10th, llth and 12th amendments were,
on motion of Mr Vesey, concurred in.
Mr Vesey moved that the 13th amendment be
not concurred in,-which was agreed to.
The 14th amendment was, on motion of Mr
Vesey. concurred in.
Mr Vesey moved that the 15th amendment be.
not concurred in.
The Attorney General moved that it be cmncui-
red in,-which was negatived.
Ayes 3. Nays 12.
Mr Vesey's motion was then agreed to.
Mr Veaey moved as a consequential amendment
to the original 14th clause to strike out the words
(the sixth section of) where they occur in the
clause in the printed bill,-which was agreed to.
Mr Vesey moved that the Committee rise, repoi t
progress and ask for leave to sit again,-which
was agreed to.
The House resumed.
Il'e'Oharinan report-eTd' progress and '-obtaine
eave to sit again.
Mr Vesey moved that a committee of the House
be appointed to revise the rules of the House of
Assembly and to report on such revision at as
early a date as practicable at the next regular sea-
sion,-which with leave he afterwards withdrew.
Adjourned to Monday next.
Orders for next meeting :
Consideration of the Council's proposed amend-
ments to the Jurors and Juries Bill.
Resumption in Committee of the Coaunil's pro-
posed amendments to Pilotage Bill.
Resumption in Committee of the Court of Pro-
bate Bill.
Resolve-Reports of Debates, 1896, 2nd reading.
Resolve-Buoys and Beacons, 3rd reading


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W. T. JAMES,
Agent,
41 & 42 Front St., Hamilton, Bermuda
January 7, 1895.-tf


NOTICE!


NOTICE!


Only Six Hundred Shares to be Sold.
A Chance to make Large Profits on a Small
Investment, by purelhsing (5) FIVE
POUNDS Sterling, shb"es in the net
profits of the
BERMUDA LIMk COMPANY.
The certificates of shades will be made so
that they can be transferred, assigned or sold.
Any person desiring one or more shares can
obtain the same by applying by letter or in
person to
CAPT. MARK GOLINSKY,
Manager of the Bermuda Lime Company,
St George, Bermuda.
Hamilton, Nov 6th, 1895.- 6m


Just received


AXt thie Royal Gaztte Stationery
Stores
A FURTHER SUPPLY OF

Hymn & Prayer Books,

Ancient and Modern,
With and without music.
Large and small print. Neatly Bound.




A 5PECIGALTY1rra7'0'
liary BLOOD POISON permanently
eured in 15to85 days. You can be treated at
homo forsame price under same guaran-
ty. 1 fyouprefer tocome here wewill con
tract to pay railroad fareand hotel bills,and
t.ocharge, if wo fail to cure. If you have taken mer-
c-.ry, iodide potash, and still have aches and
ainAs, Mucous latches in mouth, Sore Throat.
yiinples. Copper Colored Spots, Ulcers on
any part of the body, Hair orEyebrows falling
cut, it is this Secondary BLOOD POISON
wo guarantco to cure. We solicit the most obsti-
nate cases and chiallengo the world for a
case we cannot cure. This disease hns asniwaya
bailed tlio skill of thlie inost eminent physi-
c-ans. S'i5o,o000 capital behind our uncondi-
tional glaranty. Abbsol-itf pr iofs sentsPaled oa
aoplication. Address CO0; HE.IVi) L"-O.,
307 MasoAic Temple, Chicgo, Ill.. U. S. A.


PRIVATE BOARD.

Ladies and Gentlemen canube comfortably ac-
commodated on reasonable terms by
applying to
J. _1), Seon, "Seaward,"
IAMILTON PARISH, BERMUDA.

Among the attractions will be found a Ten-
nis Lawn, Sea bathing, Fishing and Boating.
Within ten minutes walk of the Caves.
Carriages may be had at the shortest notice.
Telephone Call 162E.
Cable Address Seaward."
Novr. 25/95-3m

Notice.

ALL persons having just claims against the
".Undersigned will please send them in
not later than the 30TH JANUARY, 1896 for
payment, and all persons indebted will please
pay the Undersigned or Mr. B. H. WATKINS,
not later than the 29TH FIUBRUARY, 1896.
THOMA9 MILLER,
BURNABY STREET,
Near "Royal Gazette" Office, Hamilton.
n 0 on


F-ESCATI"

Has just been re-opened, thoroughly
[renovated, newly furnished throughout,

and is now in A 1 Condition for
the accommodation of Ladies & Gentlemen
on reasonable terms.
It has been established and patronized by
American tourists over 25 years, and is.
One of the most picturesque spots
in Bermuda.

with unsurpassed facilities for bathing, boating
fishin. etc. etc.


uarilie5~u y iju~ ESVTA LI 1WOI' i ouA. --


Apply to ALONZO PENISTON,
"Frescati,"
Flatts, Bermuda.
December 31st, 1895-tf.

ON SALE.


Valuable Real Estate i te Town
OF HAMILTON.
The Undersigned offers for sale his property
corner of
Wesley and Victoria Streets,
Consisting of a Lot bounded on three streets,
WITH TWO HOUSES THEREON.
T HESE HOUSES are new, well built and
in thorough order, conveniently arranged,
pleasantly situated in one of the best streets
in Town and very desirable residences and
always command good Tenants Are at pres-
ent occupied Can be inspected and further
particulars given by communicating with or
applying to
EBENEZER BELL,
53,Front Street
Hamilton, Feby 25th, 95.


E. WHEATLEY JONwES,
REPRESENTING
ADAMS & HOWE Wholesale Grocery House,
A Titus, Wells & Willett's Wholesale Grain
House,
Irwin, McBride, Chatterwood & Co., Whole-
sale Tea House.
ALSO AGENT FOR
The Finest Victorias, Extension Tops,
Buggies ana Market Waggons, all made to
order.
And importer of Jersey Cows.
Novr. 11, 1895.


R. F. DOWNING


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"Colonist" copy Saturdays. 20

ON SALE,
AT THE
" Royal Gazette Stationery Store

Richmonid Horse ConlitoR owldor,
BE
Dr. James' Blistering Ointment,
&c., &c., &c.
(t Small and frequent importations. Ma


& Co.,


H. M. NAVAL YARD,
Bermuda, ltih December, 1806.
IN accordance with Instructions received
from the Lords Commissioners of the
Admiralty,
TE_ NDERS will be receiv-
ed by the Naval Storekeeper
to noon of 10TH FEBRUARY,
1896, for the
P purchasee of I. II. i*.
"Vfxen,"
twin screw gunboat, 3rd etass, coast defence,
atinoured, 1230 tons, i.h.p 38 n.d., including
engines and machinery, carpenter's and engi-
neers fixtures and stores, &c., &o. To be polA
with all faults and errors of description.
Applications to view should be addressed to
the Secretary to the Captain in Charge. De-
tailed lists of the articles to be sold with the
ship can be seen at the Offices of the Naval
Storekeepers at Bermuda and Halifax, and of
Messrs. Middleton and Co., 60 New Street,
New York.
By order of the Captain-in-Charge,
H. C. MAUE,
NavalStorekeeper.
H. M. Naval Yard, Bermuda.


NOTICE.

PROFESSOR LUEBEN having still some
few hours vacant, would likeetofill same
with lessons either Piano, Violin, or Vocal.
For terms, etc, apply to Professor Lueben, at
hi,office, Parliament Street, next to Melbourne
House, I4amilton.
Hamilton, Ootr 22nd, 1894.




At Rore.

ronditiofrowders, P regaive-s
taring Ointments we have received-


Cough Balls, Cordial Balls,
and Dog Pills for Distemper.


Worm Balls


BEFORE USING. AFTER U11IN.
IF YOU WANT A
GOOD COMPLEXION
AND
SOFT, DELICATE HANDS,
USE DR. ROSA'S
HAMAMELIS-SULPHUR SOAP.
HAMAM ELIS j IS THE GRBATET
ITCH HAZEL) HEALER.
RIS THE GRE4TESI
SULPHUR PURIFIER.
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
Da. RosA Co., MONTCLAIR, N. J., U. 0, A.

MAPS OF BERMUDA

IN HANDY POCKET FORM.


A New and Practicol
GUIDE

DRIVING,
WALKING,
& CYCLING,
-BY-
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New York.
PRICE s2


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Published at the
" ROYAL GAizr=TBa"

JOB PnTIssK
ESTABL ISHMInT
Bermuda.

PRICE 1/6.


FOREIGN EXPRESS

istom House Brokers, Also; AdmiraltyCharts and Sheot ap
Forwarding and Commission Of the Islands.
IlMerchants. ON SALE AT THE
Exchange Place,
63 & 65 Beaver St., New York. "Royal Gazette" Stationery Store.
P.0. BOX 3550.
An authority tells us that during the most peace-
RICHARD F. DOWNING. ful years the world has 3;700,000 soldiers, who are
THOMAs H. DOWNING. withdrawn from productive occupations too a,
MOLONEY, Manager Foreign Express soldiers. The pay, equipment, 'ood, and closing
Mepa n., M aof these men cost the world's taxpayers nearly
Department. 1,600,000 a day. *
RMUDA REPRESENTATIVES, 1,600,000 a day.
The largest mass of pure, rcok salt in the weod
THOMPSON & ROBERTS. lies under the province of Galicia, Hungay, ,'It
-is known to be 500 miles long, 20 miles broad, and
y 9th, 1891. 350 et in thickness,


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IBERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.


WEEKLY REPORT OF THE WEATHER
at Gibbs' Hill Light Station at Bermuda -be-"
tween the 29th Deer, 1895, and 5th Jany, 1896:
height above the Sea being 246 feet at base,
where the Register is kept.


[Date 0
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471
5 71
462
867
569
856


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60
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64


General
.. Remarks

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30,010 0.00 fine
29.980 0.00 cloudy
29.790 0 28 unstld, squally
30.170 0.00 fine
80.070 0.00 overcat, unstld
29.720 0.08 squally
29.820 0.28 unstld, squally
W. S. PERINCHIEF,
Principal Keeper..


IHamilton, January 7, 1896.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
HamLilton, 31 De3ember, 1895.
_HIS. Excellency the Governor has been pleased
to appoint
Reginald W. Appleby, Esquire,
Barrister at Law,
To be Revising Officer of this Colony for the en-
suing year under the provisions of the Acts relat-,
ing tb registration for election purposes.
By Command,
ARUHIBALD ALISON,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
Hamilton, 81 December, 1895.
IS Excellency the Governor by and with the
advice of Her Majesty's Council has been
pleased to appoint
William E. Talbot, Esquire,
To be Inspector of Potatoes, Onions and Toma-
toes for the ensuing year, under the provisions of
'" The Produce Inspection Act, 1890,"
By Command,
ARCHIBALD ALISON,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
HAMILTON, 2nd January, 1896.
HIS EXCELLENCY the Governor-in-
Council has been pleased to appoint the
following gentlemen Trustees under "The
Devonshire College Act, 195" : \
THE HONOURABLE JAMES TUCKER, C.M.('.,
THE HONOURABLE JAMES H. TRImiNHA,
THs HONOzBLz RICHARD D. DARREL,\-
and \
THE 0ONOURABLE THOMAS J. WADSON. )

ARCHIBALD ALISON,
Colonial Secretary


BERMUDA.

Proceedings- ot the Honourable the
Legislative Council.
(Wo. 44L.)-SESSION- 1895-6.
Monday, 6th January, 1896.
Pursuant to adjournment the House met.
Present,--His. Honour the Chief Justice, Presi.
dent;
.., The Honourable the Colonial Secretary,
i the Receiver General,
S" J. H. Trimingham,
S" T. N. Dill,
1" W. H. Wilkinson,
6" R. D, Darrell,
On motion of the Hon. T. N. Dill the Resolve
granting 80 for the taking and publication of
Shorthand reports of the Assembly debates
during the-remainder of the present Session of
1895,-was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. the Receiver General in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve without
amendment.
The House adopted the report.
On motion of the Hon. R. D. Darrell, the Bill
entitled "An Act to provide a salary for the
Inspector of Schools was read the second
time. "
The-House went into Committee thereon.
the Hon. T. N. Dill in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill without
amendment. -.. .
The House adopted the Report.
Ofered, that the House at its rising do ad-
journ to Friday next.
Adjourned to Friday, the 10th instant.
'- BEIlMUDA.

-.4 ract of the Proceedini8 of the Honourable
fHouse of AsenbVly.
Nfo. 6S.-Session of 1i95-6.
Monday, January 6th, 1896.
Members Present-His Honour the Speaker.
Win Bluck, J H Masters,
W4J Boyle, T A Outerbridge, -
F M Cooper, S C Outerbridge,
N A Cooper, T H Oaterbridgei
A J Frith, A Outerbridge,
-W 8 Frith, J W Pearman,
8 B Gray, G Spurling,
R Gray, D Trimingham,
A Gosling, J H Trimingham, fr,
M S Hunt, R Tynes,
A J Hodedon, G W West,
J H T Jackson, G 0O Whitney,
,'8-A Masters,
Qn motion of Mr R Gray the House went into a
Committee of the whole House to consider the
ampadments proposed by the Legislative Council.
to made to. the Bill entitled A AAct to consol-
idaWe and amend the law relating to Juroro and
Juries."
Mr JH Triimingham, jr, in the chair.
Mr"R Gray moved that the ilst amendment be
~ohurved in-which was agreed to-Mr T H Out.
e* bridge objecting.
fThe 2nd, 3rd and 4th amendments were oin mo-
tion of Mr R Gray, concurred ini


'Door


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~~VflIU~rflV ~4.Up.UV *JB0pc~TUJIJn tsAr. -~ist. ,oaa~II5.


Sufferane Warehouse Bill-2nd reading.
For next meeting but one:
Court of Probate Bill-3rd reading.


Custom House-Hamilton.
CLEARED
Jany 1-R M S Orinoco, Fraser, New York; 437
brls. potatoes, 12 boxes onions, 2 brls and 1 box
bulbs, 18 boxes roots and palms, 824 boxes veg-
etables, 100 empty beer hhds., &c., &c.
Custom House.-St. George's.
ENTERED
Br Brigantine Ida Maud, Beyet Master, from
St Thomas, bound.hto Booth Bay, Ma, with a
cargo of Phosphate, vessel leaking.-Agents, J
S Darrell & James.
PASSENGERS.
In the R M Str Orinoco for New York on Thurs-
day last :-Rev W Painter, Rev W J B Edgar,
Hon S S Ingham and Mrs Ingham, Mr and Mrs
W H Wright, Mr and Mrs H1 E Abbey, Mr and
Mrs C F Harper, Mrs E F Wallace, Miss L Wal-
lace, Miss M F Wallace, Mrs E F Gilbert, Mrs R H
Fregenna and child, Miss Constable, Miss E Wells,
Miss E Hubbell, Miss K Abbey, Miss H J Burkee,
Dr Conrad Wiengus, Messrs Warwick Greene, C H
Henderson, jr, F G Stewart, A E Lamb, J C
Watlington, F W J Hurst, Clarence Peniston, M
C P, J A Conyers, W T James, Brandt Hengelge,
Henry Lockward, H B Vialle, Clarence G Wells,
Leo Byerly, C F Carter, W B Wolffe, Leo Frank-
el. 2nd Class-Mr and Mrs W J Adcook.
'" S. S. allaamshire left Portsmouth for Ber-
muda on the 29th ultimo.
-tW* Arrived at St George's on the 5th inst, Br
S S Verax, McDowell, from Madeira hound to
Mobile in ballast, machinery broken down.

Naval Notes.
H M S "Cordelia" arrived from England on
the 1st inst. Capt Hon M A B'nrke, of the" Cor-
delia," will resume the duties as Commodore on
the Newfoundland"Fisheries during the Fishery
Season in place of Capt the Hon Curzon Howe,
of the "Cleopatra."
H M S "Flora," 2nd Class Cruiser, arrived
from Plymouth, Eng. on Friday last with relief
crew for "Pelican" and a detail of seamen and
boys for disposal to the Squadron. The "Flora "
will coal and undergo slight repairs and proceed
home in a few days.
H M S Tartar" left for Antigua on Saturday
last, the 4th inst.
The movements of the Fleet are not definitely
known.
H M S "Pallas," 2575 tons, 8 guns, has been
put'on commission at Portsmouth and ordered to
join the North America and West ,Iudies Station
to relieve H M 8 Canada."

Extract from Brigade Orders,
UNDER DATE JANY. 1 /96.
London Gamette.-The following extract from the
London Gazette, dated 6th Deer., 1895, is publish.
ed for information:-
The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regt. (Royal
Canadians) Lieutenant Herbert
Craven Stuart, Irom 3rd En. the Prince of Wales's
Volunteers (South Lancashire Regiment), to be
Second Lieutenant, in succession to Lieutenant A.
W. E. Twist promoted. Dated 7th Deer., '95.

,gl William S. Barr, Esq., Treasurer of the,
Trinity Church, Restoration Fund (the Bermuda
Cathedral Building Fund) begs to acknowledge
with, thanks from His Excellency the Governor,
Geul. T. C. Lyons, C.B., the sum of twenty pounds
(C20,)
JONG HOUSE, The Epiphany, 1896.


u Judgs stand-wid *.d, where six horses can
be comfortably started in line. Horses and
!ponies may be sherilin training almost every
afternoon up to Thursday next when the Course
will be closed to effect minor repairs prior to
the meat.

Errata.-In the Iih4 of Parish Vestry for Ham-
ilton Parish in our last issue read Mr. Dudley
Hollis and Mr. George W. West instead of Mr.
Samuel Tucker Outefbrigde and Mr. Julian I.
Wilkinson.

The Venezuelan Commissioners appointed by
President Cleveland are:
David J Brewer, Kansas, Assistant Justice of
the Supreme Court of )be United States; Richard
S Alvey, Maryland,,0qief Justice of the Court of
Appeal of the District of Colombia ; Andrew D
White, New York; Frederick R Coudert, New
York; Daniel 0 Gi!mtn, Maryland, President of
John Hopkins Univerity.


LOUIS PASTEURB, 1822-1895.
BY W. JK. MORRISON.
Louis Pasteur was born December 27, 1822, at
Dole, in the Jura. His father was an old soldier
who had been decorated for valour on the field,
and who worked very hard at the business of a
tanner in more peaceful days. Father and mother
were determined to give their son a first class ed-
ucation and they undoubtedly succeeded beyond
all ordinary expectation, for we now know that
Pa-stuer is one of the ,tnmes that will live forever.
Science within a short. time has lost five of her
greatest lirminaries-4ertz, T''yndal, lielmholtz,
Huxley, and Pasteur, and our hero not the least
among this illustrious quintet.
In 1825 the Pasteur family moved to Arbois and
just so soon as he was old enough young Louis
was introduced as a day scholar at the Comn.
nal College, where, "be worked hard and gained
distinction." After, he studied a year at Besan-
con and at the Normal Buhool. Hie was only four.
teen when he applied for admission to this great
school, but he waited a year before passing the
examination, when he stood fourth on the list of
successful candidates.. He was devoted to the
study of Chemistry, bu was fond of fishing and
sketching, so much so tiat an old lady who had
seen some of his portray# work declared, What a
pity he should have butled himself in chemistry."
At the Ecole Normal, and at the Serbonne he
studied chemistry very seriously under M. Balard
and M. Dumas, respectively. Prof. Balard taught
him to be an enthusiastic and rapracious hunter of
facts and Prof. Dumas instilled in him a love for
precise and exact experiments. Prof. Delafosse
taught him the science of crystallography, especi-
ally that department of the science bearing on the
relation of the arrangement of the molecules in
these crystalls, a department of science in which
M. Pastuer afterwards did greatly excel. Even at
this time he undertook #be separation of the differ.
ent kinds of taxtrate crystals, the ordinary right
handed tartrate, and thbse also that turn to the
left. Only a- chemist knows the importance of
such an undertaking. lie carried out these ex-
periments in his final y4ar of study at the Normal
School, taking his degree (Doctor) in 1847, and
while a Professor of physics at the Lyce of Dijin,
and also during his term as assistant Prof. of
Chemistry at Strasburg.,
SHe now conceived the idea, and this idea was
the base of all his subsequent discoveries that,
" there was an essentialditference as regards sym-
metry between the products of inorganic nature
and organic products, t i one set having a super.
posable image, therefore.being not dissymetrical,
the others having an image not superposable and
being therefore atomically dissymetrioal, this dis-
symetry expressing itselextetnally-in the power
of turning ie plane of polarization,


Mr R Gray moved that the 5th amendment be
not concurred in-which was agreed to.
On motion of Mr R IGray, from the sixth to the
fifty-eighth amendment, inclusive, were concurred
in-
Mr R Gray moved that the 59th amendment be
not concurred in-which was agreed to.
The 6t0h amendment was on motion of Mr R
Gray concurred in.
The House resumed and adopted the Resolu-
tion of the Committee.
Ordered that the Bill be amended according-
ly and returned to the Legislative Council with
the following Message :-
Mr. President and Honourable Gentlemen of the Leg-
iatative Counil;
We are directed by the House of Assembly to
return to your Honourable House the Bill en-
titled An Act to consolidate and amend the
law relating to Jurors and Juries and to inform
our Honourable House that the Assembly
have concurred in all the amendments proposed
by your Honourable House to be made to the
said Bill, except the 5th and 59th amendments
in which the Assembly have not concurred.
The amendments concurred in have accord-
ingly been made to the said Bill.
Sessions House, Jany 6th 1896.
On motion of the Attorney General the House
resumed in Committee the Court of Probate
Bill.
Mr S A Masters in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved the 1st clause
-which was agreed to.
The 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th clauses
were severally moved by the Attorney General
and agreed to.
The Attorney General moved the 8th clause.
The Attorney General moved to strike out of
the 11th line of the 8th clause the words "the
examination "-which was agreed to.
Mr R Gray moved to insert after the word
"witness" on the 12th line of the clause the
words at the trial or hearing "-which was
agreed to.
The clause as amended was then agreed to,
The 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th clauses were
severally moved by the Attorney General and
agreed to.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill and it was
adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
Ordered, on motion of the Attorney General
that the 4th order of the day be carried over to
next day of meeting,
On motion of the Attorney General the Resolve
for maintenance of Buoys and Beacons was read
a third time and passed.
Mr R Gray moved that a Committee of three
members of this House be appointed to confer
with the Committee of the Honourable Legislative
Council to consider and report to both Houses at
the next Session of the Legislature what steps it is
desirable for the Legislature to take to obtain the
consolidation of such of the Acts of the Legisla-
ture of these Islands as it is advisable to consoli-
date-which was agreed to.
His Honour the Speaker appointed the follow.
ing members a Committee for that purpose :-
Mr C Peniston, Mr H H Gilbert, Mr R Gray.
Adjourned to Wednesday next.

.Order.for next meeting :-
Resolve Reports of-Debates 1896-2nd reading.
Resumption in Committee of the Council's pro
neMA Aimm a m rsn ThnlintannA 'ill TU


ly unfriendly act. It raises the presumption that
he wishes to either challenge or destroy British
suzerainty in the Transvaal. Germany, it adds,
has no more locus stand in the Transvaal than
Great Britain has in Havana. Great Britain can-
not and will not tolerate the slightest interference
between the Transvaal and herself. That paper
dilates upon German hostility to Great Britain,
which everywhere avows the latter's desire for
Friendship. It then says Germany. insists upon
her passing upon our rights. We are well able to
defend them. We are a peaceful people. If others
will not permit us to remain in peace we are cap.
able of accepting the unwelcome ordeal with com-
posure." The Chronicle says The Emperor's
message comes near being an offer of armed assist-
ance. We hope and believe President Kruger will
take no notice of it. The Emperor has nothing to
do with this 'business which Mr Chamberlain is
trying to settle on lines of perfect justice." The
Times says "The Emperor's message is of very
grave import. All available evidence shows that
he intended to give unqualified recognition to the
Transvaal as an independent state. The paper
asks whether it is really true, as it appears that
Germany has gladly seized the opportunity to
humiliate England or win cheap applause for an


MASONIC.
t
The installation of officers of Prince Alfred a
Lodge, 233, G R E, for the current year 1896, took
place at the lodge room in Sandys Parish on Wed-
nesday evening last, 1st inst, the brethren after- o
wards sitting down to the customary banquet.
The following is the list: (
Bro Fredk W Lines, W M,
T Misick, I P M,
I Allen, S W,
WBass, Jnr W,
J H P Patterson, Treasurer,
Rev B aokay, Chaplain,
J B Zui, Secretary,
H P Higgins, S D,
F C Falls, Jnr D,
G PoweAllJur Guard,
"R H Y2.g, Tyler.


Lodge "St. Oeorwe," No 200.
The annual installation of office-bearers took
place in their lodge room, St George's, on the 28th
inst. The following brethren were installed as
office-bearers for the current year:-I
Bro W J Boyle, M C P, R W M,
Rev H J Wood, I P M,
R R Swainson, S W,
G Hargis, Junr W,
G Boyle, Treasurer,
G D Boyle, Secretary,
W Street, S D,
H S Chester, Junr D,
A Inglis, P M, S
T W Foster; Stewards,
G W Green, Tyler.
After the installation ceremony had been con-
cluded, the. members f "Old Two Hundred and
their guests sat down to a banquet, and all went
merrily until midnight when the brethren began
to disperse.

The Bermuda Produce Exchange, (Limited.)
Three representatives of The Bermuda Produce
Exchange, (Limited), viz: Hon. S S. Ingham and
Messrs W- T. James and Clarence Peniston, were
passengers by the R M S Orinoco" on Thursday
last for New York.
We understand that these gentlemen will en-
deavour to make satisfactory arrangements for
handling the crop and to secure a reasonable freight
rate during the coming season.

CRICKET.
On Friday last a match was played in the Gar-
rison, St. Georges, between A coy., BVRC, and the
19th coy., R A, andVesulted ina victory for the
former by 34 runs and 3 wickets to fall.
This is the third match that has been played
between the above mentioned Corps, the R A win-
ning one match and the B V R C's the other two.

Bermuda Hunt Club Bye-Meeting.
We understand that the entries for all the
events at this meetjg are well filled. One of
the new features wilt be the Race in which only
new riders and maiden ponieswill le allowed
to compete. The pgramrnie will be composed
of six Races and itrs probable a Match Race
will be added. The Course has been generally
- improved since las meeting, particularly the


NEW YORK, Jan 4-The Press this morning says
it is able to state upon the best authority that the
report now in course of preparation for presenta-
tion to the New York Yacht Club by the special
committee appointed to investigate the charges
made by Lord Dunraven regarding the recent in-
ternational yacht club races show that from the
testimony the Earl has sneaked again, and has
begged the real question at issue. The report of
the committee will present the testimony in a
purely judicial manner and will censure the Earl.
What is worrying the members of the New York
Yacht Club is upon what charges the Earl can be
expelled from the Club. That he should be ex-
pelled there is no doubt, but he has so hedged
himself in with technicalities that it is difficult ,to
see exactly how charges could be brought against
him unless he was expelled for that most proper
and suitable reason, the charge of ." Conduct
unbecoming an officer and gentleman."

NEW YORK, Jan 6-Orinooo off Highlands ten
thirty to-day detained by heavy northwest galeS,-


This idea of Pastuer's, though meaning less to e
the lay mind, has proved itself of vast import, r
nd, strange to say, has solved some of the Ik
great biological problems of our time. p
Pasteur made a number of experiments that v
corroborated Schwanu's experiments, designed to r
prove that no life could be generated from dead
organic matter, but that if certain organisms
gained access even to special forms of inorganic l
matter they were able to multiply freely. He show- (
ed that the spores of common mould could grow E
in a solution of poratartaric acid, to which noth- p
ing was added but phoshates of potash and mag- I
nesia, and an ammoniacal salt of an organic acid,
-it first using up the right handed tartrate and
then the left. These experiments upset all the t
theories hitherto held in regard to the origin of t
life, the most ridiculous of which was that of
spontaneous generation, so vigorously upheld by
Van Helmont, who claimed to have evolved mice
by spontaneous generation from a pot partly filled
with corn and stuffed with an old shirt. He even
claimed that frogs, slugs and leeches were produc-
ed by the smells from bogs and marshes. The
people generally believed in just such nonsense,
and not so long ago, either.
The theory 'of the greit chemists, Liebig and
Gay Lussac, that fermentation and decomposition
were due to the action of the air upon nitrogenous
substances, and that this process was due to the
initiation of certain molecular movements by the
process of oxidation was given up. Brezlius and
Metacherlich had also promulgated a theory, due
to the phenomena of contact, as they called it.
This also was abandoned. M. Pasteur made his
first experiments in fermentation with milk, in
which he recognized the lactic ferment and which
he described as little rods, slightly narrowed at
the centre, so small that it takes 25,000 of them.
laid together to make an inch. These rods multi-
plied by a process of division, each rod separating
into two shorter rods, these again growing to the
size of the original. He took this mild ferment
and cultivated it in a mixture of water, sugar and
chalk, and produced the usual lactic fermentation
by it. At this period he discovered, too, the butyric
ferment, which exhibits an entirely different mode
of life, and which compelled him to separate fer-
ments into two distinct cla-scs: those that need air,
and those that die when exposed to the action of it.
Pasteur now turned his investigations to practi-
cal account. His attention was drawn to the vine-
gar industry of France, centred around Orleans.
The old processes were tedious, expensive and
slow. He soon reformed the vinegar business,
demonstrating that he, and not Liebig, was cor-
rect, as to nature of fermentation. HIe had now
reached the conclusion that all animal and veget-
able organisms were produced only by reproduc-
tion, and set about to prove it. His best friends
advised him not t.- pursue this subject, saying
that the subject was too vast, but he persisted and
triumphed.
He tried Schwann's experiments of boiling or-
ganic fluids and th:-n allowing only purified air to
pass over them, the result invariably being that no
life made its appearance.
For his work in this connection the prize of the
Academy of Sciences was conferred upon him.
Tyndal underto k to introduce Pasteur's work into
EnJland, repeating and modifying many of the
author's experiments, overthrowing in the most of
minds the theories so long held. 'This was not
done, however, without a bold defense by the be-
Slievers in spontaneous generation. Cobn. in Ger-
many, upheld Pasteur's principles in the face of
great opposition, the battle raging fierce and
strong. ,
'Liter, thi a surgeon a Gtanow,"now coi-
iceived the idea of turning Pasteur's discoveries to
practical account, and which, proving in his hands
a great success, silenced all opposition. Hlie argued
that, by preventing the access of germs to wounds,
he could prevent putrefaction, and so save many
human lives. By chemical and other means in a
marvelous manner he was able to obtain an aseptic
condition, in gangrene infected wards, just as
good as if no infectious, gangrene was present.
His methods revolutionized surgery and have
saved an incalculable number of lives.
We are compelled to explain these things thus,
As many persons of very fair education seem total-
ly unaware of the importance of Pasteur's labours.
A case in point is that in regard to .the boiling of
milk. Pasteur recommended raising it to a tem-
perature of 140 Fah.-a very different thing
from boiling it,
(To be continued)


By the Halifax & Bermudas Cable.
WASHINGTON, Jan 3-Some days ago certain
newspapers announced that the Danish govern-
ment being desirous of avoiding the expense of
maintaining the government of its possessions in
the Carribean Sea had decided to dispose of three
islands belonging to it in those waters. The subject
was brought to the attention of the Senate to-day
by Mr Lodge in a resolution which directs the
committee of foreign relations to inquire and re-
port to the Senate whether the islands of St Croix,
St John and St Thomas in the West Indies can be
purchased from the Danish government as provid-
ed by a treaty signed at Copenhagen, Oct 1872,
and whether if these islands are not purchased by
the United States it is probable they will be sold
by the Danish government to some other govern-
ment.

LONDON, Jan 4-The Daily News says it sees
nothing hostile to Great Britain in the words of
Emperor William addressed to the President of the
South African Republic. It adds that they are
not agreeable reading for Englishmen, but it will
impress some minds solely needing such an im-
pression that encouragement of filibusterera is
playing with edged tools. The Post draws the de-
duction from Emperor William's telegram that
His Majesty considers war with Great Britain
within the limits of possibility and he has settled
preliminaries with a view thereto. The Post ad-
vises Great Britain to concentrate her fleet by re-
calling the Mediterranean Squadron now in the
Levant to join the Channel Squadron. The Stand-
ard says Emperor William's message is a striking-


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L


asy bit of diplomatic chauvanism, and adds She
nay rest assured that no demonstrations of this
:ind will induce Great Britain to depart from the
position which she has deliberately assumed and
vhich she is convinced it is her good right to
maintain."

BERLIN, Jan 3-The Emperor has sent the fol-
owing cable despatch to Paul Kruger, President
)f the South African Republic: I express my
sincere congratulations that supported by your
people and without appealing for help to friendly
powers you have succeeded by your own energetic
action against the armed bands which invaded
your country as disturbers of the peace and have
thus been enabled to restore peace and safeguard
the independence of your country against attacks
from outside."

BERLIN, Jan 6--President Kruger has in reply
to Emperor William's message cabled the follow-
ing from Pretoria : I testify to Your Majesty
my very deep and heartfelt thanks for Your Maj-
esty's sincere congratulations. With God's help
we hope to do everything possible for holding our
dearly bought independence and the stability of
our beloved republic."

LONDON, Jan. 6.-Late news from the Transvaal
is most anxiously awaited here. None was receiv-
ed yesterday which causes an appreciable lessening
of the feeling of anxiety prevailing. The tele-
graph lines are still controlled by the government
for its own business and if any private message
filters through there is no way to positively con-
firm or deny it. The government have made pub-
lic the following despatches: On January 3rd
the Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain cabled Pres-
ident Krueger of the South African Republic: "It
is rumoured you have ordered the prisoners shot
bnt I do not believe the rumoUrs. I rely on your
generosity in your hour of victory." To-day Hon.
Cecil Rhodes, Prime Minister of Cape Colony and
head in Africa of the British South African Co.,
sent a despatch reading, The rumour that a force
is collecting at Buluwayo is absolutely false."
President Kruger cabled, I have not ordered the
freebooters who are prisoners to be shot. Their
case will be decided strictly in accordance with the
traditions of the Republic and in sharp contrast to
the unheard of acts of these freebooters. So many
lies and false reports have been published in even
influential newspapers in England that I deem it
advisable to add that the freebooter prisoners have
been treated with the greatest consideration by
our Burghers despite the fact that the latter have
been more than once compelled to take up arms in
defence of the dearly bought independence of our
Republic. I hope you will kindly' pardon the
liberty I am takidg when I say our confidence in
Rhodes has received such a rude shock that his
reputation of proceeding at Buluwayo ought to be
received wish the greatest caution. Even now we
have news that an armed force is collecting on our
borders; if this is true, I trust not the word of
Rhodes, but the influence of the government will
suffice to prevent further incursions. Will you,
with a view to checking further lying reports,
publish this ?" Mr. Chamberlain replied, I
thank you for your message which I will publish
as you desire. The Press has not given credence to -
the ,ramours about cruelty to the prisoners. -Y
have always been confident of your magnaninmvty.
I have sent an imperial officer to Buluowa'Orb se
that my orders are obeyed and prevent further
raids. You may rest confdenfi'will strictly up.-
Ahold all the obligationut-,f the Loerdon Convention
of 1884."" "

LONDON, Jan. 6.-A deputation of merchants in-
terested in the South African trade yesterday
visited the Colonial; Secretary Chamberlain, in
connection .with the troubles in the Transvaal,
Mr. Chamberlain said, the probabilities of further
disturbances are remote. Overmen sympathized
with the undoubted grievances of the Uslanders,
though what recently occurred made the situation
difficult. Still he hoped the friendly representa-
tions to the Transvaal Government would be suc.
cessful. Referring to the invasion of the Trans-
vaal by Jameson he said the Government had done
its duty and nothing more. The Government
would adhere to the obligations under the conven-
tion of 1884 and uphold that convention in all its
provisions. A'Berlin correspondent claims to lave
authority for the statement that negotiations are
in progress between the several powers relative to
the taking of joint steps, especially in event of the
Transvaal repudiating the Anglo-Boer convention.
The correspondent adds that Germans interested
will claim damages from the telegraph company
for blocking German despatches.

LONDON, Jan. 6.--The Morning Post, comment-
ing on Emperor William's message, says, Great
Britain must strengthen herself without delay and
then proceeds to make detailed suggestions for in-
creases in the army and navy. The Chronicle
to-day says, Mr. Chamberlain's courage and wis-
dom have completely dissociated the Government
from any shadow of complicity with Dr. Jameson.

LONDON, Jan 6-James' McKenzie Maclean,
member of parliament for Cardiff and proprietor
of the Cardiff Western Mail has written an article
for that paper in which he says Emperor Wil--
liam's message to Paul Kruger, President of the
South African Republic is as deadly and unpro-
voked an insult as was ever offered to the head of
a great European power and a nation of equal
rank. In the face of these repeated insults from
foreign powers the time has come to use more
effective means of retaliation than protests con-
spicuous for prudence and moderation. The tem-
per of the English people is rising and the mur-
murs among Lord Salisbury's friends iu both
houses of parliament are becoming louder and
deeper daily. Emperor William, in proclaiming
the right of the Transvaal to receive assistance
from Germany, has trampled upon international
law and violated the convention of 1884. It is
the clear duty of Lord Salisbury to demand a
withdrawal of the offensive telegrams. If it is
not cancelled he should immediately recall the
British Ambassador from Berlin."








BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETT'i.

.... .. .......... I 1111 1 I- I- I i III I II


UNDERGROUND HOUSES.
Some interesting discoveries respecting a
prehistoric race have been brought about by
the explorations in the Rio Verde valley of
Arizona. The Houses of these people were
holes in the hills, some of them so extensive
as to be veritable subterranean hotels, the
apartments being in suites for the occupancy
of families. A suite ordinarily consists of one
-large main room in front, entered by a narrow
hall from the face of the bluff, and a number
-of smaller rooms connected by narrow door-
ways or short passages. There is no outlet
into the open except through the main room
-or parlour. Usually there are a number of
little storage rooms or cubby holes, correspond-
ing to closets. These are from one foot to five
feet in diameter, on a level with the floors.
The places chosen for such workings are along
the faces of cliffs, where strata of soft rocks
occur. The rooms are generally rudely circu-
lar, the largest being 30 feet and the smallest
five feet and six feet in diameter. Remains of
large villages are found on the river terraces,
some of them of elaborate and complex ground
plan, indicating long occupancy. The ancient
inhabitants of the valley relied upon agricul-
ture for their support. Of the military art
they knew so little that they built no fortifica-
tions of any kind. They grew much corn, and
remains of irrigation canals and reservoirs
utilized by them are found. That they domes-
ticated the sheep and the dog is proved by
pictographic writings. In the rooms were
found fragments of baskets, bits of grinding
stones, bundles of fibres, pieces of cotton cloth,
pottery, arro wshafts, and sandals of woven
yucca fibre. Sometimes the hose had a cavity
in the rock for holding 15 or 20 gallons of
water-a ,month's supply for an aboriginal
family. Although the ruins in the region are
so numerous and extensive as to be attributed
formerly to an immense population, it proba-
bly never exceeded one thousand souls. These
people had a way of moving continually on
and on, and a band of five hundred of them
might leave behind them the remains of fifty
villages in a century.

THE PEOPLE OF CHINA.


MR. CHAMBERLAIN ON IMPERIAL
FEDERATION.
Mr Chamberlain, in the course of his first public
speech on the Colonial question in his capacity as
Colonial Secretary, made lenAthy reference to the
position of Imperial Federation. He remarked,
that though the majority of people did not think
about the question at all, while others flouted it as
impossible, there were great numbers of leading
men at home and abroad who looked upon this
scheme as a consummation devoutly to be wished,
and as a scheme absolutely capable of realisation.
The feeling of the Colonies, he felt convinced, was
one of love towards the mother country. He be-
lieved that were the question of federation brought
prominently forward in the Colonies themselves
and also at home there would not be found so very
many difficulties in the way of its realisation. If
ever it should come about, the strength and influ-
ence of the British Empire would be more than
trebled, and her power would be simply enormous.
Mr Chamberlain's remarks were listened to with
much enthusiasm by a huge audience, and it is
gratifying to know that they have also been well
received in the Colonies themselves. As a begia-
ning to this great end, Mr Chamberlain looks for
ward, before many years have passed, to a Confede-
ration of Australasia.-London paper.


A SAFE HARBOUR.


Some years ago, when the boom was raging in
Southern California, a great sea-port city was
about to be built. It was called Ballona." Beau-
tiful chromo-lithographs of a magnificent harbour,
with great ships riding at their anchors, while long
trains of cars were loading at vast docks were scat-
tered through Southern California. It was whis-
pered that the Santa Fe road was behind it."
People began to think they had better get in on
Ballona." A party of gentlemen went down from
Los Angeles to look at it. Some of them were
financially interested in Ballona, and some of them
were not-yet. Among these latter was a foreigner,
a genial French baron. The party dined copiously
at an adjacent hostelry, and then went to look at
" the harbour." Most of ithe party were a trifle
surprised when they saw the narrow slough which
was called "the harbour." However, three of
them got into a boat to cross the harbour." The
baron was one. Of the other two, one was a hard-
ened joker, and the third an officer high in the


----" d United States army. On the way over the joker
The more the conservative temperament and conceived the idea of rocking the boat and searing
peculiar social system of this marvellous people are the baron. The general seconded him. They suc-
btudipd, the less one wonders at their sphinx-like needed beyond their expectations. The baron pro-
attitude to the rst of ther human race. tested that they would all be drowned, but the
In the first plawe, their lanzulge, non-syllabic joker and the general kept on. Finally, the terri-
and highly artificial, is not elastic enough to admit fied baron stood up, but being very tall, his centre
theof foreign ideas w an instance of whichll practice in of gravity was too high. He fell out of the boat,
the use of English words for drill practice intro- amid cries of alarm from those on shore, for the
dced by lete isolation of ia for more ages than baron had fallen into the fathomless waters right
it would be quite i option of China ior more agen the middle of "the harbour." However, to the
On the other hand, we are apt to run away with great surprise of the intending investors on dry
the notion that, because eleistials, who invariably land, as well as to his own, the baron picked him-
return home when they have made a competence, self up out of three feet of water, and waded
are numerous in America and Australasia, know- ashore. The jest was an excellent one in the be-
ledge of ourselves must of necessity grow with ginning, but as it practically squelched "the har-
time. So, under ordinary conditions, it would bour" scheme, the joke may be considered to be
But, unfortunately, they are the very dregs of the on Ballona instead of the baron.
population of Canton and Shanghai, and even in
their prosperity never venture to settle in cities of DIED.-THOMPSON.-At Somerset, Deer. 30th
better repute. The fighter orders never emigrate.' 1895 (at te-0estdenroff'WiiU udo,-s) 1- 3
Even'if prejudice did not put an obstacle in the Mary, beloved wife of James M. Thompson, aged
way, there is a law to prohibit any so doing. All 35 years and 4 months, leaving a loving husband,
officers of Government, soldiers, and private citi. eight children and other relatives and friends to
zeus who clandestinely proceed tp aea to trade or- vi theyi aJiogg. -
remove to foreign islands for the purpose of6 dab!-'
itini and cultivating the same, hall be punished T S,-6
according to the law against consorting with rebels Fo ra k l)
enemies." The scum of the seaports. not being
included in this statute, chn do as they please. THE L B E HOTEL
But the strongest factor in the shape of Chinese THE GLOBEO TEL
conservatism is his education. From childhood he ST'. GEORIE98,
is taught to regard the abandonment of the tombs
of his ancestors and his native place as little less And the adjoiningLot and Store.
than a crime.
Then, too, his literature, like his science, reli- The Property known as the GLOBE
gion, philosophy, are all stationary, all the ex- HOTEL, at the corner of York Street and
presaron of Chinese genius, and all absolutely in- the Market Square, with the lot pertaining
dependent of outside sources. lie has a great deal thereto, is offered for sale.
to be proud of, and he is proud of it. The lan- The adjoining Property on the South con-
guages and learning of other countries are, of sistin of the STOE and LOT in the occu-
oouree, ignored in .common with their very exis- sisting of the STORE and LOT in the occu-
tence ; nothing but the lore of ancient sages being patron of the Rechab Lodge of Good Sa foari
admitted to a place in the school and college cur- tans and of Seth L. Paynter is also offered for
rioulum. sale.
New ideas, if not actually discouraged, are re- Separate tenders for these properties will
ceived with coldness. The only wonder is that, in be received by the Undersigned up to the
an environment so unfavorable, any one should 31ST JANUARY INSTANT.
be found bold enough to think, much less to air The owners will not be bound to accept the
them. But it must not be supposed that they are The owners will not be bound to accept the
submitted to the judgment of the public. Not at highest or any tender.
all; that is a democratic notion suitable enough S. BROWNLOW GRAY,.
for foreigners, but not for the aons of Han. Hamilton, 4th Jan, /96-4 3p
They must be laid for approval before a kind of
tribunal composed of old men belonging to the r ale
famous national college at Pekin ; and if they are For Sale by ender
thought to be at all revolutionary they are at once
vetoed, and the author of them liable to be arrest- By order of the Mortgagees and Owners a
ed and tried for treason. If, on the contrary, they I oIa and Lot of Lanld
aie in accordance with the wisdom of the pass o the TOWn Of St George
they may be allowed to pass. To presume to ad- in the Town of St. George.
vance on lithe knowledge handed down from their
fon-fathers is deemed shocking impiety, and at
such punished by a penal code none too lenient. 4 f i P
OF LAND in the Town of St. George former-
COLONIAL PROTECTION. ly of Ruth Massey, deceased, now or late in


Considerable attention has been given by the
press on this side to the subject brought forward
by the deputation of the Imperial Federation (De-
fence) Committee, which attended at the Colonial
Office on the 12th ult., and by whom it is proposed
that the Colonies should be invited to contribute
to the expenses of the Royal Navy, with a view to
a considerable increase in its tonnage and person-
nel. If our newspapers tell us truly, the feeling
in the Colonies themselves is distinctly favourable
to this proposal, and it must be confessed, there-
fore, that it is a little disheartening to have a pow-
erful statesman like Lord Salisbury querying the
advisability of such a radical change in the old
order of conducting things, especially as Lord Sal-
isbury is generally supposed to be friendly dis-
posed to a scheme of Imperial Federation. Lord
Salisbury says that he is afraid of a divided au-
thority in the control of the Navy, which would be
fatal to its efficiency. No doubt any such divided
control would have such an effect; but because the
Colonies 'give their vote to the support of an in-
creased navy, and consequent increased protection
for themselves, there is no reason why any change
should take place in the centre of authority. Every
commercial man on either side, and all, indeed,
who recognize that a nation's greatness is depen.
dent on its commercial wealth, would receive with
the utmost satisfaction the news that the British
Navy was to receive Colonial support and to be
doubled in strength.-English paper.

The sloop Alert h as been commissioned for ser-
vice on the Nurth America and West Indies
Station, to relieve the sloop Pelican, The Alert is
a faattr vessel than the Pelican and carries a more
powerful armament, being equipped with six of
the new 25-pounder quick-firing guns in addition
to four 8-pounder quick. firing guns. The Pelican,
which' returns to England to pay off, has had
neatly 15 year' service on foreign stations.


the occupation of Edward David Minors, with
the appurtenances, bounded on the North and
West by land formerly of Ruth Massey, late
of Thomas Ward Kelly, deceased, on the
South by Water Street and land late of Robert
H. F. Davenport, and on the East by land
late of W. A. F. Davenport, or however other-
wise the same may be bounded, are offered for

sale.
Tenders for the property will be received by
the Undersigned up to the 31ST JANUARY
INSTANT, inclusive, when the highest, if ap
proved will be accepted.
S. BROWNLOW GRAY.
Hamilton, 4 Jan, /96--- 3p

Rubber Stamps.

W E will make you any kind of RUBBER
STAMPS Cheaply, and at short notice.
R1. DARRELL & CO.
2 Queer Street, Hamilton,
January 7, 1896.

The Bermua Mutual Life Assuranc
Society.

CLAIM No. 41.

N OTICE is hereby given that a contribution
of four shillings has become due from
each of the Members of the Society on account
of the death of a Member.
Contributions are payable on or before Sat-
urday, January 11th, 1896.
CHARLE V. INGLAM,
Secretary Treasurer.
Hamilton, Dec. 21, 1895-.3 3p


For Sale By Tender.

BY ORDER OF T$jE MORTGAGEE UN-
DER A POWER OF SALE.
--4----
A. Lot of Land:in Hamilton with

1 3 COTTAGES,
I THEREON.
A PARCEL of LAND in the Northwest
part of the ToWn of -Hamilton, bounded
on the NORTH, by Woodlands and land of
John Henry Thomis Jackson, and there
measuring about 267 feet, on the SOUTH, by
land late of Samuel Parker, and there measur-
ing about 150 feet, a d by a 20 feet road, and
there measuring on the curve about 135 feet,
on the EAST, by the, said road, and on the
WEST by Woodland, or, however otherwise,
&ca., with three Cottages thereon and the ap-
purtenances.
Tenders for this property, or any,part of it,
will be received by the undersigned up to the
31st January instant, inclusive. The Vendor
will not be bound to accept the highest or any,
tender.
Part of the purchase money may, if desired,
be secured by mortgage.
S. BROWNLOW GRAY..
Hamilton, 4th January, 1896.-4 3p
For Rent.


SA A'COTTAGE,
of six rooms, completely
furnished.
Situated quite near the Somer-
set Ferry.
Commanding a good view of the Great
Sound, and within easy walking distance of
the Naval Yard. Immediate possession given.
Terms moderate.
THOSE. J. WADSON.
Hamilton, January 6, !1896.-1 pd



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Grapes, and Nuts of every
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IMPORTING & MANUFACTURING


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Nov. 18th, 1895.-.3p


BERMUDA



Higli Scolio for Girls,


Head Mistress : MIss TpTHILL, of the Ladies
College, Cheltenham.
Music and Art Teacher i! Miss STRANGE, Cer-
tificated Art Teacher, South Kensington.


The Schlool Re-opened
ON
Moday,6th uiary, 1896.

In connection with the High School there is
a KINDERGARTEN for children
under 7 years of ag. -
Fee--30/ per term.
Copies of Prospectut, Printed Forms for
Admission of Pupils, atnd further information
may be obtained of then Secretary at any time
through the Post. -
The Head Mistress will be at the School-
house during term time on Tuesday afternoons
between the hours of 3 and 5, when she will
be glad to receive parents who may wish to
see her .
jlHatilton, January 7tb, 1896.

NOTICE.


All PCrsons Havil Jst Claims
Against the Undersig will please render
sae, made up to 31st instant, on or before
Wednesday, the 16th day of January next.
GREGORY V. LEE.
Royal Gazette OQffice, Pec. 38rd, '96-3p


Notice.

ANDYS PARISH ASSESSMENT BOOK
has been revised by the Vestry and will
remain open for inspection at my residence
until the 20th inst.
Persons holding deeds for property not yet
transferred in the Parish Assessment Book are
requested to produce the same to the under-
signed not later than the above date.
THOMAS LINES,
Parish Vestry Clerk.
Sandys Parish, Jan. 3rd, '96. -2

Notice.

THE BOOK OF ESTIMATES of Real and
SPersonal Property for Southampton Parish
has been revised by the Vestry and will remain
open for inspection at my office until the 16th
instant.
Persons having Wills or Deeds for property
not yet transferred in the Parish Book, will
please leave them at my Office to be recorded.
JOS. THOSE. DARRELL,
Parish Vestry Clerk.
LI1 ^ **


Moumthampton
January 3,


Pa9ish,
1896. 1


Notice.

THE BOOK OF ESTIMATES of Real'
and Personal Property of Devonshire
Parish has been revised by the Vestry, and is
open for inspection until the 14th inst. at the
residence of the undersigned.
Persons holding Deeds for Registration will
please present same on or before 10 a.m. on
the above date,
URLv d l fU h _


vy urer uo tn Vestry,
A. B. JONES,
Vestry Clerk.


Notice to Parishioners.i

HE Parishioners of St. George's Parish,
are hereby notified that the Parish Taxa- i
tion Books as revised by the Parish Vestry for'
1896, are now open for inspection at the
store of the undersigned and will be kept,
open until Thursday, the 16th instant.
Persons holding Deeds for property not yet'
Registered or transferred, are requested to
bring them forward by the last named date.
By order of the Parish Vestry, -
W. JAMES BOYLE,
P. V. Clerk.'
St. George's, 6th January, 1896.-2

Colonist copy twice.


alttus' (Urammar School.'



Commencs Mlonay, Jannay 13, '96.
For Prospectus,
Apply to
T. WADDINGTON,
Woodlands.
January 4th, 1896..-3p
Colonist please copy.

Barlfs Ideal Parlor Heaters.
THESE OIL STOVES will warm your house
at a cost of Id an hour, no smell, no
smoke, and a beauty.
R. DARRELL & CO,,
Agents.
2 Queen Street, Hawilton,3 )
January 7, 1896. 3 3p


Dancing, Deportment,
and Gymnastics.


Bermua Gym. a Asseinily Roomfs,
REID STREET, HAMILTON.

MR. SLEE, PROFS. NORMAN AND MCQUARRIE.

Select Classes now forming.
Juveniles meet at 4 p. m.
Adults at 8 p. m.
Private classes and lessons at any hour.
Classes formed at any part of the Island.
All kinds of Fancy and Stage Dances com-
posed and taught with greatest rapidity. "
Special attention paid to Childrens' classes.
Clog and Jig Dancing a specialty.
Terms easy. Send for circular.
Open daily, from 9 a. m. to 11 p, m.

N. B.-First class howling alleys in
basement.

Notice.

THE Twenty first Annual General Meeting
of the BERMUDA ROWING CLUB "
will be held at the Boat House
On Wednesday next, the 8th inst
at 4.30 p. m.
F. LENNOCK GODET,
Secretary-Treasurer.
Hamilton, 6th Jany., 1896.


UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST
OFFICE, HAMILTON, JAN San, 1896.
Mr Lewis Astwood, W J T Adams, Laura Ben.
net, Jane Burleigh, Mr and Mrs Edward. F Bar-
rel, Mrs Lavinia Burch, George Childs, Sarah
Clurkie, Katie Donovan, Wm Drake, Jos F Dar-
rel, M 8S Gibson, Schr G Drake," 'Rev J Rall,
Commander Hill, It N, Capt John Masters, 8 S
" Maritimae," Mr Maxwell, J MT Simons, G A,.
Swan, Prosper L Senat, Mrs Henry Taylor, Mra:
Tucker, Elizabeth W Waters, Charles Woolnough. -
PoRBTUGUEs-Vital Oliveira, Antonio Soares
Luiz de Mater, Joaquin de Souza- CoTdeiro.


Colonial Secretary's Office,
Hamilton, 6th January, 1896.
THE following ACTS have been passed by
the Legislature of Bermuda during the
present Session:
1895.
No. 19, An Act to make better provision for
the care of the Nonsuch Island Quarqan
tine Establishment."
(In force to 31st December, 1901).
20, An Act to amend and continue the
Acts relating to Registration for Elction
purposes."
(In force to 31st December,- 1901)#j
21, ]he Revising Officer's Act, 1898."
(In force during the continiiance df the
Registration of Freeholders Act, 167),
22, An Act to incorporate the Bew-,iai
Produce Exchange, Limited."
(In force indefinitely).
23, "The Criminal Law ameitdmenut-Ac,
1895."
(In force indefinitely),
24, An Act to make provision for a new
Index to the Acts of the Legislature!'
(In force indefinitely).
25, The Schools Act, 1895.'
(In force to 31st December, 1901).
26, "An Act to continue the Jurors Act,
18l."
(In force to 31st December, 1900).
27, The Interest Act, 1895."
(In force to 31st December, 1903).
By Command,
ARCHIBALD ALISON,
Colonial Secretary.




Bermdla olter Mi -.e Cosr.

CORPS ORDERS
By Maj. Si JosuA Rane, Kt., Commanding.

Hamilton, 81 t December, 1895.
I. Drills for ensuing month will be as under:-
r eDriln.


Coy. Place ofj Parade.


Mn B


Tn A
B


A
B

B


Remarks


Thorburn Hall, War'ck.
Masonic Hall, Somerset.


Lyceum, Bailey's Bay. 7.80 .
Town HaU, Hamilton. 8.00

at rk li.- -l, 1


TownHall, St. orges.
Town Hall, Hamilton.
Masonic Hell, Somerset.
Class Firing at Spittal
Pond.: -


7.80
-- --


2. There will be catechism for, officers an4 non-
'eommissioed officers at the Town Hall, H am-
ilton, on Tuesdays, at 7 p.m., and at the Ar-
moury, St. George's, on Wednesdays, t 7.80

8. S"B." Company will parade in full drs uni-
form on Thursday, 2nd Jaauary, in the Trom
Hall, Hamilton, at 8 p.m.; uIoon T audy
14th January, at the same time and place
4. Members are earnestly requested to qualify
themselves in musketry as soon as possible
5. No. 48, Pte. C. C. Peniston, having been dim*
charged from the Corps on the, 8th Noves-
ber, 1895, at his own request, s struck of
the strength of the Corps. -
-By Order,
(bd ) C. S.B. EVANS-LOMBE,
'Captain and Adj ~t.
B.V.7 0.


Notice,

By the Mayor, Aldermen anid Com..
mon Council of the Town
of Hamilton.
fHE duly qualified Freeholders of the said
Town are requested to meet
AT THE TOWN HALL,"

ON SATURDAY, the
eleventh day of January, 1896,
At eleven o'clock in the forqnoon,. :-. '
To Nominate the Mayor, Aldermenl
and Common Council for the en-
suing year.
The said Meeting will, as provided by "The
Ballot Act, 1874," adjourn at one o'clock in
the afternoon of the above-named day, and,
should the nominations then exceed the nunm-
ber of places to be filled, the polling of vote
will.begin at eleven o'clock in the forenoeo f
TUESDAY the fourteenth day of, Jauary_
1896 and will close at four o'clock on thea a
ternoon of that day.
STHOMAS. NEWBOLD DILL,
noMa-y
Town of Hamilton, .30th December, .1895.'
Colonist" please copy. -

ESTATE OF THE LATE

TIOMAs WARD KELLT.
PERSONS having claims against the Eatate.
of THOMAS WARD KELLY, EB'R., late QA.
the Town of St. George's, deceased, aM;
requested to furnish accounts thereof to the
E.xecutors, on or before the 31st instant. nd 4,
all persons indebted to the said Estate a f
required to sectle their respective amounts .he!
the above mentioned date.
CLAUDE WM. MoCALLAN,
CHARLES GRAY BUTTERFIELD, ,
Exeutors
i nEfmiiton, 6 January, 1896.-4 3p
colqnist please copy.


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I I


Drill.









BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.


The year just closed has been, in many re-
spects, -an eventful one in General History.
In almost every quarter of the Globe it leaves
a record of more- than ordinary importance.
It has witnessed the conclusion of hostilities
between 'hina and Japan; bringing the latter
power t6o prominence,. with the promise of
its becoming a dominant element in the politi-
cal world.' What the effect may be on China,
c1 nsequent on the recent conflict with
Japan, mst: be largely one o4 almost pure
speculation. The difficulties of reaching,
within, Ohi'a itself, the masses, and bringing
home to them the rbalities:of the times-in which
we live, reader thb march -of improvement in-
deed very slow, even'iftle way itself be not
blocked up. The settled" talits'and convictions
f inch a dduntry as Chiba preclude almost
any march of civilization within her borders,
however much her lines of boundary may be
lierced frdm time to time. SMtl within the
last balf century, China has been brought by
wars and' fre es into an advanced stage and
the Chinese asroad have exhibited plbdding
industrial, traits. Yet their modes. and
methods are not such astb react to any great
extent on China herself, as ii other countries,
under similar conditions woitlill be- the case..
An alulost inmate sense of perfection stand
agihist the irdprovement which would' other-
wise naturally flow along the- current
df the ,-ream of Progress. The- Chris-
&an' Missions to China have met with
ny, disouragementsp, and the fanatisismn
which last yedir resulted' in the murder of
alous mibdiofi workers- has met &
heck which English diplomacy demanded as&
the due satisfIc ton of the' deeds- so atrociously'
obinmitted. Officialism controlsI without any'
sympathy for, or alliance with, the people at;
large, and so the Chinaman is very much,
sinned against of necessity. The evolhtiont
from the internal Ionditions of things per-
meating such a vast interior as China to a state,
6f existence in- consonance with our Modbrn
conceptions of right and justice is necessarily,
very slow process, tda& yet withal not to be,
despaired of. Results itf such cases cannot be.
expected from a sort of hot bed culture. They,
must flow, seemingly along the- quiet stream,
of time, perhaps bursting into view with the.
suddert disiafion ofa cloud of vapour before
the piercing rays of a bright Sun. The recent
war with Japan must tell eventually on Chin-
ese improvement. A spirit of ambition may'
be aroused by a natural feeling of retaliation
and the, genius of the nation may in the course
of years be brought out to do credit to the peo-
ple whOse destinies may be thus raised in
the scale infinitely higher. The Japanese
have exhibited a steady progress by their
eagerness to excel and to succeed in
their enterprises and their policy has been
--^a-^ ~ o^ ^A~l 4-l a'l


personal application and the acq
very best means. The insular
Japan is rather favorable to th
naturaligrowth. Japan in this
the very reverse of China. Whe
successes so far will conduce to
advance along the future must I
onr the Spirit which may actual
There is in such instances a dan
lurk in all this advancing and
sort of intoxication from gains,
clear vision in the survey ahead,
courses are not easily discerned
are almost invited instead of bei
shunned. The Japanese have ta
advance and-they will be induced
Well and good if bhey are not t
and do not neglect conso
improvement among them
aiming at more ambitious pr
outrages in Armenia, and
condition of affairs in Consta
called for the thoughtful consid
European Powers, and have
specific demands on the Turkish
the Allied Governments, in a
anA property may be more g
teeted and assured, within the C
Turkish Empire. The demand
such as ought to be made by Chr
seeking only the general welfare
Fanatical pradIices must be m
the cure may be difficult, in s
generous Empire as that of Tur
sion of such periodic outbursts
are not so easily accomplished
ings flow from a sudden desire
time overpowers all self control
right. The integrity of the Ti
has long been considered a requ
the political check board, and t
position to, in any way interfere
vided that Turkey rules her sub
equable rule that will practice
justice to all sorts and condition
cruelty and every form of injus
dioal to good government and si
substantial well being and p:
time has arrived when Turkey
herself put down all uprisings, w
that will effectually stamp then
mit to European intervention u
machinery of government to sec
sa7y purpose of reforms within
We take it that the Sublime Pc
up to the realities of the situati
manifest improvement will set in
dissolution is not yet at hand.
havadno desire to weaken Tiir
within her own territories, but
crease. them as the best machine
to preserve order, and to promote
.Aar.vey of Continental affair
does not show any startling re
year. The instability of Frenci
utiU1apparen and President Fi
ha~f less axiety on that score
decessors. The difficulties of se
popular branch of the French I
representation not too radical a
Creasing, and the trouble is to fo
that wM command the confident
jority and prove at the same ti
and otherwise acceptable. In
Cabinet troubles have not be
Ouba again is in a condition of r(
Military operations in progress
Spanih rewurces 'pt a little. T
of Cuba is therefore far f4om bei
between Cuban Patriotism and
perialism, with'the sales itangin
certain balance. The situation
gpd Sweden, itfiet tendingto.


is at least not worse in its menaces. Norway
has long aimed at a greater independence,
which Sweden could not assent to. Germany
has siill before her questions of Military pur-
poses, of repression of the Socialists, and in-
ternal questions of improvement and progress.
The present German Emperor remains as active
as ever, in all departments of the Empire, and
in his immediate personal contact with men
and things. Russia has kept a watchful eye
on Oriental politics, specially regarding the
settlement of China and Japan at the close of
their hostilities, and it is believed has obtained
no inconsiderable advantages looking to the
consolidation and improvement of her own
resources in Asia, and specially with regard to
her position on the Pacific Coast. The pre-
sent Czar has not exhibited any special traits
as yet, but he is probably not wanting in
qualities, that will assure a firm rule when it
is required.
The holding of a general election through-
out the United Kingdom resulted in the re-
turn of the fusion of Conservatives and Liber-
al Unionist by a large majority, and the
formation of the existing Cabinet, under Lord
Salisbury as Premier. The retirement of Lord
Rosebery and the disintegration of the Liber-
als has set at rest two questions that had been
vexing politicians. Irish Home Rule, and
abolition,-or the re-construction, at the least,
-of the House of Lords. The rejection by
the Lords of the Home Rule Bill for Ireland,
which had passed the Commons, very natural-
ly begat a desire to remove such an efficient
obstacle to popular demands as carried through
the Commons. In rejecting that measure the
Lords held that the country should have an
opportunity of pronouncing on its merits, and
on the first opportunity had the electors have
spoken out, emphatically pronouncing in
favour of our governmental system. The re-
moval of these questions from the parliament-
ary arena has given the country a strong cabi-
net, capable of promoting home legislation to
more beneficial results and giving a co-alition
government strong at home, and, as such, all
the more likely to command respect and con-
fidence everywhere abroad. Of all recent
documents of state, we venture the assertion
that the Special Message of President Cleve-
land to Congress at Washington, on the Ven-
ezuelan boundary question, will be more wide-
ly known and discussed than any similar
production for many years past. It came to
us as a Christmas box, and the world of fin-
ance viewed the outcome with so much dis-
Sfavour that a disordered market suddenly
turned up for all American securities, the best
i of them suffering from this shock suddenly
given to the United States' credit While we
write the atmosphere is clearing and calmness

I coupled with the exhibit of the last few days
and the proper consideration of many circum-
i stances are all having and will have due influ-
"n..w1 with the people of the United States
(ant p.~.,.V ~ MULOLJV .


the fluctuations which occasionally prove so
inconvenient. Great advantages have accrued
from the circulating notes having a uniform
face value all over the United States, and
it is sought to make that convenience perma-
nent at a Gold face value without causing
periodic disturbances at the United States
Treasury owing to the diminution of the Gold
Reserve. In other words to protect the Gold
R( serve, held to redeem the circulating paper,
from going below a safe limit.
Glancing at our own Islands, the year can-
not be said to have been a prosperous one.
The Crop Season, looked forward to hopefully
from expected good dimensions, and admitted
under the Wilson Tariff on better terms to the
United States, did not yield well financially,
in spite of its good order and condition. The
New York market was not strong at best, low
prices were ruling for all merchandize, and
prices rapidly declined, and held so with scarce
any improvement at the close. A weak mar-
ket was rendered weaker by an independent
Steamship, the Adria," being put on the
lire as a freighter. A cut in rates was made
by the Quebec S. S. Coy., which did not
better the results to Bermudian Planters, the
New York purchasers seeking the benefit, and
the Bermuda Shipper on speculation having
the market proportionably stiffened on him by
sellers here. The McKinley Tariff was eased
by the Wilson Tariff, but this Colony came in
for no benefit. A little careful handling would
have brought about much better results. The
belief rapidly gained ground that some organ-
ized system must be adopted to protect the
Agricultural interests of Bermuda from con-
tinued depressing results. The Bermuda
Exchange is the outcome of this movement,
the purpose being to control the shipments here
and their marketing at United States Ports,
fixing periodic prices of purchase, and all over
that obtained forming a general fund to defray
expenses, and to give a return by way of divi-
dend on the capital paid up on the shares allot-
ted subscribers. The scheme is plausible; and,
if found on trial, practicable, will tend to re-
store to Bermuda Planters a confidence which is
much needed in their operations. Representa-
tives of the Board of Directors have just pro-
ceeded to New York to further the purposes of
the organization in dealing with the Crop
for 1896 Whether the artificial expedients
resorted to will prove successful remains to be
seen. As a rule the principle is correct, that
unfettered trade is to be preferred if at all pos-
sible. But while some organization is needed
to protect the producer, the best is that which
experience has already tested. It is largely
believed that the steps which have been taken,
will tend to bring back some of the old pros-
perity to the Planters when they found a ready
sale at fairly remunerative prices. There are
some who do not share in this pessimist view
of 1895 Crop Season, who regard Agricul-
tural products in need of some adequate sup-
port to encourage and remunerate the grower.
They argue that the 'Bermuda Planter has
proportionally done better then the great
frpmipm interest of Amrerica, "qd h fuotyV-


hiring of the any disastrous results, which might prove an cents canmean ie he best idust
ar position of outgrowth of President Cleveland's sketched be hoped for in th, departure, and if
is policy as a. out policy. The interests of the United States success shall crown st endeavours, the
Spot^ ,-oare loneely al -wibh f th UnitOed ituA ) u1A 4 lr
ether Japanese Kingdom; and, so wisely kept, will continue cerned. We have ha operation for some
a marked solid to flourish on parallel lines. A continuance months a new line of miners between Ber-
largely depend of pacific relations means a preponderance of muda and New York, oa d the Mark Golinsky
:e her people. the English- speaking races all over the Globe, Line, chiefly for freig,: the S S "Alfred Du-
ger that may in which the United States will reap a greater mois," being employee in the last months of
enterprise, a harvest of wealth and honour than is possible the year under a charter. The manager Capt.
had, blinding by any other means. No dramatic assertions Mark Golinsky has in.mated that the opera-
so that true of political leaders ought to divert the people tion oft is line are ow perhaps, for some
considerable time, suacanded, owing to unex-
and disasters; of the United States from steadily viewing pected difficulties whihave recently arisen.
ing cautiously, the great future before them, linked with the The Quebec Steamshi. Company, that have
tken a step in Mother Country in bonds stronger than mere for over 21 years conducted the steam service
d to go higher. treaties, in the conquests before the English between Bermuda andf New York with great
too aggressive, race, imbued with the highest abilities to at- regularity and efficie r, announced a cut in
lidation and tain a supremacy that the world has not yet rates of freight whic~have given importers
selves, while witnessed. This community of interest, with considerable benefits. ,'But this was done by
rejects. The all its vast promises of grand results for Mod- their employing the S8 Muriel' and afterwards
the unsettled ern civilization, is the one consideration that the S S Orinoco,' at t.S end of the Crop Sea-
ntinople, have ought to prevail, and is the one, we feel sure, son, and laying up th a Trinidad,' which
eration of the that will bring down the scale on the right Steamship is now -esuming her trips,
when passengers arfebffering, to make it
called forth side. The United Kingdom desire no inter- an object to pro h aster sa m
authorities by vention to alter existing territories; and the ship more costly rto irun than the others.
order that life United States may feel perfectly secure in Had the business contmued without interrup-
:enerally pro- their possessions and their surroundings, as tion the Trinidad would have been run as the
Confines of the far as British influence is concerned. There regular ship, for the convenience of the trade,
ids made are need be no rivalry, save in all that conduces even with the diminish ed number of passen-
istian Nations, to the improvement and strengthening of re- gers offering. The Be'muda sea mails have
e of humanity. sources for mutual good, thus aiding in the been awarded for the next three years to the
ade to cease ; prosecution of the high destinies in store for Quebec Steamship Coybetween Bermuda and
uch a hetero- the whole English-speaking nations, closely New York, and .to Pickford & Black, Halifax,
rkey. Repres- allied in all that tends to elevate and to im- between Bermuda and the West Indies and
of fanaticism prove mankind, Bermuda and Halifax and St. John's, N.B., no
;the prompt- The Commercial disaster which befell New- other tenders beig retired in answer to ad-
that in an evil foundland in December, 1891, foreshadowed a intimated that a s newly teamship may be pro-
l and sense of dreary experience in 1895. The realization vided, before the close of 1896, for the Halifax
urkish Empire, has, however, exceeded the expectations of the and Jamaica service, Itw performed by the
isite wedge in most sanguine, and the outlook for 1896 is re- S.S, Alpha, to meet te growing travel and
here is no dis- assuring for the future of that. important de- freight offering. Th improvement of the
e with it, pro- pendency-the oldest British Colony. The West End channels ha proceeded during the
bjeots with an conditions under which Newfoundland could year, the Scaggs being Q far done as to permit
ally assert its enter the Canadian Federation are such as the Castle boats to corn through and discharge
ons, repressing Newfoundland is unwilling to accept, especial- inside. Messrs. S Pea son & Son have their
stice as preju. ly in her present financial condition. By the steam dredge MajestiC at work in the Two
subversive fall opening up of the interior of the Island and Rock Passage, which it expected to be com.-
rogress. The by improved methods of doing business, the pleted at an early date. When done, a course
must either of future of Newfoundland is, apparently, a good ro Grassy Bay intomu io 20Harebourt willow
with a decision one, if pot likely to prove exceptionally pros- be had, er. And this substantial improvemenatwill
n out, or sub- porous. For a small colony the experiences render Hamilton harbour more accessible.
inder her own of 1895 exhibit a commendable energy which The Princess Hotel has just had an extensive
rure the neces- has been fairly rewarded. The year 1895, addition made to it, w iich is in every way a
the Empire. though an improvement on 1894 in that re- decided improvement, increasing the accom-
)rte will wake spe.ct, has been one of low values for all modation largely, in well located and airy
on and that a descriptions of products, and the general rooms appropriately tarnished. Mr. Howe,
i, that Turkish profits of the year are not up to even an aver- with his efficient staff, is to the front again.
The Powers age standard. The product of Indian corn in The Hamilton Hotel pbas passed under the
,kish influence the Western States has been phenomenally management of Messrs.3Iead & Brooks, under
rather to in- abundant, and food prices have held to low an arrangement with he estate of the late
ery obtainable figures in plentiful supply. But the results of Walter Aiken, who had the existing late addi-.
te progr the year have not been such as are conducive tons to the original stri ture carried out. As
pothe new management rved under the late
irs in urope, to the undertaking of generalenterprise. The t ew mn serd u te latefc
sults for the Currency in the United States is still a subject tion to those who will patronize the house,
h Ministries is of much concern and anxiety. The check put which has had more thau its usual overhaul
aure does not on the purchase of Silver by the United States' in furniture and genera renovation. Changes
then his pre- Government has checked, but not cured, the have occurred in both branches of the Service
During in the evil. The problem is how best to sustain the during the year. fH. MJS. Crescent, with Vice-
Legislature, a obligations of the Government, whether their Admiral Erskine, has reieved H. M. S. Blake,
re rather in- own Paper or the endorsed issues of National the flagship of Vice-Admiral Sir J. 0. Hop-
rmi a Ministry Band circulation so that all shall have a Gold kins, K.C.B., while th4 Leinsters (Prince of
ce of the ma- face value. When Gold must be exported in Wales' Royal Canadians) 2nd bn., have relieved
ime practical satisfaction of Trade Balances or for purposes the Royal Berks 1st bn. removed to Halifax.
Spain too, of speculation to be used elsewhere, the stock Other minor changes have taken place, all
en wanting of Gold in the United States' Treasury has noted lin course. ihe oBermuda Legislature
revolt and the been largely drawn on so as to reduce it below still remains in session,' opened in May last,
I are taxing a level, held to be fairly proportionate to the to a cloe. A large amdnnt of the work has
he condition amount of Paper money in circulation, been the revision of fort'er legislation in pro.
ng enviable, The issue of Bonds to replenish the reserve of hiding for the continuation of expiring acts.
Spanish Im- Gold from time to time has been periodically The Hon. 6. S. Ingham, Who held the position
g on an un- resorted to. But the remedy has been only of Speaker of the tionourable House of Assem- (
in Norway temporary and it is desired to have the Bank- bly for a long period, h4 withdrawn and been
compromise, ing and Currency so arranged as to obviate raised to a sea in the Legislative Uouncil,


where his lengthened experience cannot fail to
prove of value. The nave of the Bermuda
Cathedral, dedicated on St. Thomas' Day, 1894,
has proved an acceptable addition to our
church accommodation, and considerable pro-
gress has been made during the year with the
chancel and transepts, and the extra space
which their completion will afford will be fully
required before the work can be completed.
Under the new sanitary enactments, Dr. Har-
vey has, during the ye ir, as Medical Officer of
Health, carried out the inspection of the towns
of St. George's and Hamilton, in which latter
Mr. E. Bell, as Inspector, has rendered valu-
able service. Not a few improvements have
already been made, and a gradual progress will
in no long time lead up to a highly improved
condition of things, accentuating Bermuda
more fully as a desirable general Winter and
partial Summer resort.

THE BARON'S RUdE.
Among the bravest and most energetic of
the Silesian noblemen who gave trouble to
Frederick the Great of Prussia was Baron
Lieben.
Once upon a time a crowd of riotous pea-
sants came to the baron's castle of Falconberg,
making the most outrageous demands, threat-
ening to burn, kill, and lay waste if their de-
mandsi wore not cr>nrlikl with


A POINTED JOKE.
The punctuality which reigned over the domes-
tic regulations of Dr. Chalmers was something not
a little inconvenient to his guests. His aunt,
while living in the house, appeared one morning
too late for breakfast, and well knowing what
awaited her if she did not take the first word o'
flytin'," thus averted the expected storm-
Oh, Dr. Chalmers !" she ;exclaimed, as she en-
tered the room, I had such a dream last night-
I dreamt you were dead."
Indeed, aunt," said the Doctor, quite inter-
ested by an announcement which bore so directly
upon his own future history.
And I dreamt," she continued, that the fu-
neral day was named, and the funeral hour was
fixed and the funeral cards were written ; and
that the day came, and the folks came, and the
hour came; but what do you think happened P
Why, the clock had scarce done chapping,
twelve, which was the hour named in the cards
when a loud knocking was heard within the coffin,
and a voice, peremptory and ill-pleased, came out
of it, saying-" Twelve's chappit, and ye're no
lifting. "
The Doctor was too fond of a joke not to enjoy
this one, and in the hearty laugh which followed
the ingenious culprit escaped.
THE CANNIBAL TREE.


The nobleman retired to his armorial cham- The most wonderful forest tree in the world,
ber, and directed that the deputation should be perhaps, is the cannibal tree" of Australia,
admitted. The aggressive peasants to the which someone has aptly called "the most wond-
number of fifty or more, well heated with erful of God's many wonders in vegetable life."
liquor, entered the room, and when they were It grows up in the shape of a huge pineapple, and
ill in the baron shut the heavy oaken door seldom attains a height of more than eleven feet.
and locked it, and threw the key out through It has a series of broad, board-like leaves, growing
the open window. Then he sat down on his in a fringe at the apex, which reminds one of a
sofa, with a powder barrel at his elbow, and gigantic Central American agave. When stand-
taking from his mouth the well lighted cigar ing erect these broad, thick leaves hide a curious
which he had been smoking, he exclaimed in looking arrangement, which appears to perform
tones of dire and dreadful wrath the same functions as those of the pistils in flow-
Miscreants, if you do not immediately go ers. Naturally, these broad-like leaves, which ate
down upon your knees and ask my pardon, from ten to twelve feet long in the smaller species,
and then go out at yonder window, I will ap- and from fifteen to twenty in the larger, hang to
ply my cigar to this barrel of powder, and we the ground, and are strong enough to bear a man's
will all go to destruction together I' weight. In old aboriginal times in the antipodean
The effect was magical. The peasants-knew wilds, the natives worshipped the cannibal tree
the old warrior too well to think of doubting under the name of the Devil's tree," the chief
the truth of his diabolical threat. Down they part of the ceremony consisting of driving one of
went upon their knees, sobered enough to ask their number up the leaves of the tree to the apex.
his pardon, and they went out at the window, The instant the victim would touch the so-called
after the key, much preferring the risk of in- pistils of the monster the leaves would instant-
jury from the leap to remaining in the neigh- ly fly together like a trap, squeezing the life out of
borhood of that dreailful magazine, with the the intruder. Early travellers declared that the
lighted cigar of Baron Lieben in such terrible tree held its victim until every particle of flesh
juxtaposition. disappeared. On this account it is called the
cannibal tree."
A NEW FULL.
C-URIOUS DUELS.
Mons. Paul d'Humy, a French naval engineer,
at present resident in Liverpool, the inventor of About eight years ago a curious duel was
the new system of manufacturing armour-plates, fought in Paris, when two rivals met at the
has, it is stated, successfully carried out a series of house of their divinity. After a few high
experiments, having for their object the converting words an immediate encounter was (decided
of petroleum and other oils into a hard, homoge- upon, and, neither swords nor pistols being at
neous mass, suitable for use as fuel on board our upn, ad neither swords nor picsols beingat
war-ships and other large ocean-going boat. hand, two ornamental crossbows were taken
He claims for hii invention that it will entirely from the walls of the drawing room. An
ahanbre the nrsent system of Dropellijg fightin~- adjournment 'into the garden was made, and


snipsanr-steamrers, will have narvelious *'et
on the commercial industries of this and other
countries, and that the material is affected neither
by heat nor cold, and is absolutely smokeless and
-o'rntSe-s r*sefatr(,J.(A a lid cuh- gtiese iu-
flammable oils into hara solid cakes which, when
set on fire, burn only on the surface, and give off
an intense heat. The article can be made in cakes
of any size or shape, and can be stored anywhere
without the slightest danger, as it canuno. evaporate
or cause any exploion. It requires very little
draught to burn, and makes not more then from 2
to 3 per cent. of ashes.
In an interview with Mona d'Humy, he pointed
out soi'e of the advantages the new fuel offers.
He remarked th-t instead of a man-of war having
to carry from 3,C00 to 6,000 tons of coal, and call
frequently at coaling-stations 1,00 tons of solidified
oil would carry her right round the world, or per.
mit of her remaining at sea for months together.
An Atlantic greyhound would be able to go back.
wards and forwards to New York with 2,000 tons
of this fuel, and have plenty at the end of the
voyage. A onu of the fuel, M us. d'Humy says,
represents at least 30 tons of coal, and the cost is
wore than frum i to 2 per ton. lu the manufac-
ture of steel, he explained, 5 cwt. of solidified
petroleum, costing 6-s., would melt a ton of steel.
At present, to make this quantity requires 3 tons
of coke, costing Iromi 2. 10s. to 3.
The new fuel can nliao be used with perfect
safety for domestic purposes. Asked as to whether
there would be any difficulty in obtaining the
material by which he converted the oil into a solid
lamp, he said "'No" ; that it wa< most common,
and could'be obtained all over the world at a com-
paratively small cost. All that would be needed
to carry on the work would be mixing and press-
ing machines.
"WAR IS .NOT IMPOSSIBLE."
LONDON, Dec 19.--lu a speech delivered at Bris-
tol to-day Sir Mich.,eli licae-Beach, Chancellor of
the Exchequer, made a passing reference to Presi-
dent Cleveland's me-sage. Somo people, he said,
appeared to regard a war between the United
States and Great Britain as impossible, owing to
their ties of kinship. Nothing, however, was im-
possible. War had already happened to them. If
kinsmen unhappily differed they became some.
times very bitter enemies.
But he did ;uot believe that many persons, if
any, on either bide of the Atlantic thought that
the people of the United Slates or Great Britain
wanted war. lie was confident that when a true
statement of Great Britain's case was ably -and
fully explained, and Lord Salisbury's despatches
were laid before both peoples, the result woul3 be
peaceful and hunourable to both countries.
The Maucheter U-uardi-an claims t) have know-
ledge that the Foreign Office will placidly proceed
without regard to President Cleveland's m nssage,
and the demand for indemnity for the arrest of
members of tue B. itish colonial police will be
steadily pre-sed upon Venezuela and, if necessary,
enforced by the admiral commanding the West
India station,
The territory extending to the chombargk line,
the Guardian says, will also be hell against Ven-
ezuela or any other Power, while the matter of
possession of the territory beyond th line will be
submitted to arbitration if that can be agreed up-
on by Venezut-la, otherwise it, too, will be occu-
pied in the course of time.
INFERENCE.


It is undeniable that actions often speak louder
than words. An usurious money-lender, who had
for some time collected an extortionate interest
from a debtor, sent his collector to the man as
usual one day. The collector returned and re-
ported to his employer that he could not collect
the money.
"Do you mean to say that the man declared to
you that he wouldn't pay the interest ?" the us-
urer demanded, furiously.
He didn't declare so in many words, but he
gave me to understand so."
" How did he give you to understand so P"
" He kicked me down three flights of stairs "


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in. a few minutes one of the lovenB wapis :d'":.
in the arm by his opponent's shaft. fn 1891
a still more singular duel was fought, the
weapons in this case being u ibrella 9. After
a urious '~t bn o the coinbatants fell,
run through the eye, and soon afterwards died.

EASILY CURED,

The simple act of walking backward is a
simple cure for headache. Just try it some
time if you have any doubt about it. I have
yet to meet a person who didn't acknowledge
its efficiency after a trial. Nobody has as yet
discovered or formulated a reason why such a
process should bring certain relief. Physici-
ans say that it is probably because the reflex
action of the body brings about a reflex action
of the brain, and thus drives away the pain
that, when produced by nervousness, is the
result of too much going forward. As soon
as you begin to walk backward, however,
there comes a sensation of everything being
reversed, and that is followed by relief, The
relief is always certain ani generally speedy..
Ten minutes is the longest I have ever found
necessary. An entry, or a long, narrow room,
makes the best place for such a'promenade.
You should walk very slowly, letting the ball
of your foot touch the floor first, and then the
beel-just the way, in fact, that one should in
theory, walk forward, but which, in practice,
is so rarely done. Besides curing nervous
headache, there is no better way to learn to
walk well and gracefully forward than the
practice of walking backward.

4 iL1IANACK.- January, 1S96.
6 OUN. (

M2 2 REMARKS
a 2 ? r Tide.

H. M.
Lu 7 7 6 5 7 22 1 30
W 8 7 65 7 28 2 %1
Th 97 6 5 824 3 12
Fr 107 6 5 925 4 03
S 11 7 6 56 926 4 54
8 12 7 6 5 10 27 5 47 Ist after Epiphany.
AL 13 7 6 5 11 28 6 38
Last Quarter 7 day 11 h 5 m a.m.


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