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VOL. LXXV1.-No. 1.



Boxing Day Cricket.
As was published in The Royal Gazette on Tu(
day last the cricket match between the abo
named Clubs came off Boxing Day on the A
tilles Grounds. The day was fine and the we
other all that could be desired for a good day
outing. The ground, which had been specialI
prepared for the occasion was perfect and nothiD
was left undone to make the game interesting at
As the game was announced to be started q
10.30, at an early time parties were seen wendit
their way to the grounds to witness what ever
one thought; and which did indeed prove a veri
interesting and keenly contested game-both eli
vens being fully represented and evenly matched
The Antilles did all in their power to make tI
day enjoyable, having provided a large marquee
which was placed at the Northwestern side of tb
ground for the convenience of members of bot
clubs, and their .espective friends. There wa
also a number of seats provided for the accommu
nation of the gentler sex, and by the time th
game started, which was about 11.45, all th
seats available were filled. About an hour afte
the game was started the ground was literally
thronged all round with spectators of all classes
and stations in life, and during the afternoon th
crowd grew thicker.
At 11.45 the Skipper of the Antilles having woi
the toss, sent his opponents to the wickets, and
took the field. The first pair to the wickets wer
A. Tucker and A. Bascomnbe, and the bowling wa.
entrusted to Hudson at the Eastern end and Ter
ry at the Western. Bascombe received the firs
over from Hudson, which was a maiden. Terry
bowled at Tucker, whose first over yielded 4 runs
and 2 byes. Hudson then sent down another
maiden, 1 leg bye being scored in the over. Bas
combe faced Terry and made 1 run off 3rd bal:
and Tucker 1 off last ball. Tucker faced Hudsor
and made 1 run in over (10 up). Tucker faced
Terry and struck his 4th ball hard to cover point
but in attempting a run was run out by a smart
bit of fielding and a sharp throw in by Rouse
the telegraph board reading 10-1-6. Knight fill-
ed the vacancy and scored 1 run off last ball of
over. Hudson sent down another maiden to
Knight. Bascombe faced Terry and made 2 runs
in over. In Hudson's next over Knight played
him beautifully to leg for I and Bascombe cut
him for 1. Terry then bowled at Bascombe and
with his second ball got past his defence and
struck his sticks with a beauty" 15-2-4, Austin
the Captain of the team filled the vacancy only
to have his timber yard disturbed by Terry's next
ball for the dreaded "duck" 15-3-0. Williams
came next, cut Terry for 2, but 2
balls later was brilliantly caught by Lowe
in the- slips amidst great applause, 17-4 2
which made way for Beau. Knight faced Hudson
and played the whole over, making a run off the
last ball, but on getting before Terry, was given
out lbw. to the first ball he received ; 18-5-3.
Knight made some good plays but was unfortu-
nate. J. Swan filled the the vacancy only to be
clean bowled by Terry's next ball 18-6-0. S.
Robinson came next and slipped for 1, placing
him in front of Hudson off whom he played a
maiden. Bean faced Terry and in attempting a
fine out in the slips was snapped up by Lowe-a
grand catch which elicited applause; 19-7-0. H.
Young followed in, only to have his wickets de-
ranged by the next ball of same bowler 19-8-0.
R. Robinson filled the gap and 2 balls later suc-
cumbed to one of Terry's deadly ones 19-9-0. G.
Young filled the vacancy and 2 byes sent (20 up).
S. Robinson made 1 to leg, and Young, on facing
Hudson played him hard for 1-a smart bit of
fielding by Rouse saving 2. He then struck Ter-
ry to leg for 1. Robinson played a good one off
Terry, and Young struck Hudson hard to the
boundary for 2, but the next over completed the
P. C. A.'s innings, Robinson falling victim to the
first ball of the over, one of Terry's rippers, the
telegraph board reading 26-10-2. The bowling
and fielding in this innings was very good, and
the batting of A. Tucker, who made top score was
Nearly everyone present thought 26 runs a very
poor score, and a good many asserted that it would
be a walk over for the Antilles, but some still
pinned their faith in the P. C. A. About 8 or 10
minutes later Mr. Austin had his men on the field,
all of whom seemed determined to have a good
fight. The defence was entrusted to Byam arid
Willet. Byam receiving first ball from Austin,
who bowled from the Eastern end and scored 1 off
first ball, placing Willett in front of Austin, who
played balance of over, 2 byes being also scored in
over. Williams bowled from the western end ; a
sharp bye was run which placed Willett before
Williams, only to be clean bowled for 0-score
board reading 4-1-0. Byam played 5 good ones
from Austin, but had his sticks uprooted in the
last ball of over 4-2-1. Hudson, who had re-
lieved Willett then played a ticklish maiden from
Williams, and Lowe, who followed Byam was
clean bowled by Austin's first delivery," 4-3-0.
Benjamin came next and made 1 run off Austin,
but on facing Williams got his bat in collision
with the wickets and had to retire (hit wicket)
5-4-1, which gave way to Price ; but in the first
ball of Austin's next over Hudson had his sticks
deranged 5-5-0. The gap was then filled by
Isaacs, who played balance of over, and at this
point an adjournment was made for lunch. Things
were looking very shaky for the Antiles, as Aus-
tin and Williams were having it all their own way.
Lunch having been got through, the not outs,
Isnacs and Price resumed their position at the
wickets, the latter receiving first over from Wil-
liams, the first ball of which was a beauty but
was nicely played, and well earned the applause
given the batsman, but soon after this he ran him-
self out 6-6-0. Rouse, the Captain, then proceed-
to the wickets, seeming determined to put a stop
to the" rot that had set in, and began by mak-
ing 2 singles in his first over. Isaacs then fell an
easy victim to Swan at mid-wick off Williams, the
score board reading 8-7-0. It then seemed as if
th lewhole team would collapse under a score, but
Terry, who had done all of the bowling came to
the rescue, and commenced by hitting Austin to
the boundary for 3 (10 up). A leg-bye was run,
and then Rouse hit Williams for 1, Terry hitting
the same bowler to leg for 2, and then for 1, and
in meeting Austin next over made another single;
a bye was run, and in Williams' next over Rouse
hit him for 1, Terry then hit him for 2, putting
20 on the tins, and again for 2 more, but succumb-
ed to a "tricky one next two balls from same
bowler for a well-played and hard hit 11-23-8-11;
at this time excitement prevail 1 -3 runs to tie

and 4 to win, two men to go, but Rouse was play-
ing steadily, and seemed well set, making some
beautiful plays. Chriptopher came next, but in
attempting to make 2 runs off a hard hit by Rouse
was run out 24-9-0, Lawrence the last man came

in and Rouse made 2 off Austin's next over, and
in meeting Williams struck him for 2 (the winning
hit) and 2 byes put 30 on the tins. Lawrence
then faced Williams, and played his second ball
in Swan's hands at mid-wicket, 30-10-0. Rouse
was not out for a well played 9.
In this innings the fielding and bowling was
quite equal to the Antilles, and Terry's and
Rouse's batting saved the game by a small mar-
A second innings was entered upon when the
P. C. A. made 35 for 8 men and declared and the
Antilles 12 for 1, but as time for play had expir-
ed the game had to be stopped ; therefore the game
was decided by the first innings, leaving the An-
tilles victors by 4 runs.
Following are the scores :
1st Innings.

A Bascome, b. Terry
A Tucker, ruu out
F Knight, I.b.w., b. Terry
F Austin, b. Terry
J Williams, c. Lowe, b. Terry
J Bean, c. Fowe, b. Terry
J Swan, b. Terry
S Robinson, b. Terry
R Robinson, b. Terry
G Young, not out
H Young, 1. Terry

2nd Innings.

J Bean, b. Terry
S Robinson, c. Isaac, b. Rouse
F Austin, b. Terry
A Bascome, c. and b. Rouse
F Knight, c. Price, b. Rouse
J Williams, b. Rouse
H Young, c. Christopher, b. Hudson
R Robinson, 1). Terry
A Tucker, not out
G Young. not out
J Swan, did not bat





Innings declared...... 35

W Willett, b. Williams
A Byam, b. Austin
A Hudson, b. Austin
W Lowe, b. Austin
T C Benjamin, hit wicket, b. Williams
M Price, run out, b. Austin
G Isaacs, c. Swan, b. Williams
J Rouse, not out
W Terry, b. Williams
C Christopher, run out
D Lawrence, c. Swan, b Williams

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Extracts from Brigade Orders.

Head Quarters, Prospect,
24th Deer., 1902.
It is notified for general information that the
duty boat running to the Islands in the Great
Sound will call at Ports Island, daily, from Mon-
day, 29th inst., on ;he 4th trip after leaving the
Club Steps at 4.23 p.m.
The duty boat will also call at Hawkins Isd.,
on the second trip on Sundays, leaving A. S.
Wharf at 12.30 p.m., for Darrells Isd. This will
cause the boat to be about 10 minutes later, after
leaving these places.
27th Dec., 1902.
From Monday next the 29th instant, the Agar's
Island Detachment will be found by the 3rd Bat-
talion West India Regiment.
With reference to para : 2048 .a King's Regula-
tions, 1899, it is notified for information that un-
der R. A. C. D. la letter, A. C. D. S. Africa
2514, dated 28th ultimo, demands may now be
forwarded to that Department for the King's South
African Medal Ribbon, at the rate of three inches
per man entitled to the medal. A further quan-
tity will be supplied with the medal when issued.
30th December, 1902.
The Quarterly Inspection of Barracks, Fortifi-
qations, and other Buildings, by the Royal Engi-
neers, will take place as follows :-
Prospect Division.
Head Quarters Offices, Bungalow, Station Hos-
pital, Detached Quarters North side, and. Fort
Langton, commencing at H. Q. 0., 9 a.m. 2/1/03 ;
A. S. Wharf and Agar's Isd., 9 a.m. 5/1/03 ; War-
wick, 10.45 a.m. 6/1/03 ; Forts Prospect and Ham-
ilton, and Detached Qrs., South side, commencing
at Fort Prospect, 9 a.m. 7/1/03 ; R. E. Lines and
Ist W. L R., 10 a.m. 9/1/03.
Boaz Division.
Ireland Island, Forts and Barracks, R. A., and
Barracks, A. 0. C., commencing at R. A.
Barracks Ireland Island, 10 a.m. 12/1/03;
Boaz and Ireland Island, 0. S. Buildings,
beginning at Boaz Magazine, 9 a.m. 13/1/03;
Boaz Hospital and A. S. C. Buildings, beginning
at Watford Hospital, 2 p.m. 13/1/03 ; Boaz Bar-
racks, beginning at Orderly Room, 4/Wore. Regt.,
9 a.m. 14/1/03; R. E. Buildings and R. E. Offices,
9 a.m. 15/1/03 ; Whale Bay, Scaur Hill, and Dan-
iel's Head, commencing at Whale Bay, 11 a.m.
St. George's Division.
Convict B>y, 10 a.m. 1/1/03 ; A. 0. Build-
ings, 11 a.m. 1/1/03; Fort Cunningham, and
Alexandra Battery, commencing at Fort Cun-
ningham, 10 a.m. 2/1/03; Forts Cathe-
rine and Albert, commencing *at Fort Cathe-
rine, 10 a.m. 3/1/03; Buildings i/c 3 R. War-
R., 10 a.m. 5/1/03; Forts Victoria and George com-
mencing at Fort George, 10 a.m. 5/1/03; Buildings
i/c A. S. Corps, 10 a.m. 6/1/03; Buildings i/c R.G.A.
10a.m. 7/1/03; Buildings i/c Garrison Adjutant,
10 a.m., buildings i/c B.M.A., 11 a.m. 8/1/03;
Station Hospital, 11 a.m. 9/1/03; Military Prison,
10 a.m. 10/1/03; Buildings i/c R.E., 10 a.m.
Army Orders dated 1st December, having been
received, are promulgated, and copies distributed.
The following extract from the London Gazette,
dated December 16th, 1902, is published for infor-
mation:-The Worcestershire Regiment, Second
Lieutenant C. H. Kit3hing to be Lieutenant, vice
H. R. Eliott, seconded. Dated 16th October, 1902.

31st Deer.
The following moves will tale place on Monday
5th January, 1903:-
(a) 1 Officer, 49 N. C. Officers and men, 3rd
R/War. R. from Darrells to Bopz, to relieve gar-
rison employed men of the 4/Worc. Regt.
(b) 1 Company 3/R. War. R., from Darrells
to Hawkins.
(c) 2 Companies 3/R. War. R., from Prospect
Camp to Warwick Camp, to commence musketry.
The Camp Equipment at Prospect will be re-
turned to Store, except what is required to sup-
plement that already at Warwick Camp.
(d) 4 Companies. 4/Worc. Regt., from War-
wick Camp, to Prospect Barracks. Camp Equip-
ment to be handed over to comingg companies
3/R. War. R.
Requisitions for the necessary transport to be
forwarded to 0. C. Transport, as soon as possible.

Sunday School Entertainment.
The scholars attending the Sunday School con-
nected with the Wesleyan Church, Ireland Island,
were regaled with a capital tea and other good
things at the Foresters' Hall on Friday last. A
public meeting was held in the evening when the
children performed a musical and spectacular dia-
logue, in keeping with the great festival of Christ-
mas, entitled a Dream of Christmas." As the
title suggests it gave a description of Christmas,
commencing with the Shepherds who told of the
Star in the East and the birth of Christ while the
glad chorus of the angels rejoicing, carried our
thoughts back to the lowly manger in which the
infant Saviour lay. Then through various scenes
we were brought down to the children's idol
"Santa Claus" who appears with a well laden
sack of good things for presents to good boys and
The fair dreamer Daisy Llewellin said her lines
clearly and well and looked a perfect fairy queen
in white. The shepherds were dressed to repre-
sent their calling in eastern countries, each carry-
ing a shepherd's crook. The angels appeared in
white with silver wings and made quite an effec-
tive picture. Santa Claus also looked well and
was easily recognized from the pictures we have
met with in nearly every home and shop this fes-
tive season.
The following are the characters and those who
personated them in this representation.
Fairy, Daisy Llewellin.
Angels, Gladys Smith, Gladys Llewellin, An-
nette Young, Grace Whale, W Marshall,
B McQueen.
Santa Claus, Mr. Rush.
Shepherds, C. Smith, P'alma Llewellin and R.
January, Leslie Young.
February, Miss E. Godsiff.
March, George Smith.
April, Miss Grace Adcock.
May, Miss Lily Young.
June, Samuel Eastabrook.
July, Robert Godsiff.
August, Miss Mia Llewellin.
September, Miss Isabel Adcock.
October, Palma Llewellin.
November, Charles Smito.
December, Miss Rita Burnett.
All the parts were well spoken and the singing
very good. Miss Godsiff played a pretty piano
solo which was much appreciated. Miss Grace
Holman recited Kruger's Christmas" in a very
taking manner, her delivery was clear, her pauses
nicely timed and her elocution correct, she has a
sweet little voice, and we hope to hear her on a
future occasion in a piece which will give her na-
tural talents fuller scope. Miss Daisy Llwellin
and Master Robert Godsiff sanug that favourite
duet Larboard Watch and were deservedly
rewarded with an encore.
The Misses Mia Llewellin and Minnie Young
gave us a very funny dialogue, which was much
enjoyed, though why they had that thick net over
their young faces, unless it was to prevent any-
one knowing them, we can't understand.
A dear little girl, Miss Thomas, also said
a suitable recitation in an engaging and
most winning style, and came in for gen-
erous applause. Before the entertainment
commenced the youngsters had lots of par-
lor games assisted by their willing teachers,
while the Superintendent, Mr. W. Llewellin, was
seen flitting here and there looking after the ar-
rangements and the Rev. Joseph Hale had a pleas-
ant smile .for everyone.
Instead of toys this year each scholar was pre-
sented with a well bound book by some good au-
thor which will serve as a memento of the occa-
sion in after years.
A Christmas Tree laden with sweets and fruit
was relieved of its contents as a finale and 'the
children went away delighted with their enter-
tainment which had been so well managed and
carried out by the untiring efforts of their teachers
and other friends.

Lord Selborne, in the interesting and import-
ant memorandum which he issued this year with
the statement explanatory of the navy estimates"
referred to four vessels of a new class and type
which were included in the programme of ship-
building for 1902-03. He said that when destroy-
ers were first designed it was not contemplated
that they would be frequently used otherwise
than as working from a fixed base. Experience,
however, has shown that vessels with greater sea-
keeping power are required for service with fleets,
and accordingly the Board of Admiralty have de-
cided both materially to strengthen the type of
future destroyers and also to create a new class
altogether, to which the name of "scout" has
been given. It was decided, moreover, not to ini-
tiate a design for this new class of vessel at the
Admiralty, but to invite the private shipbuilders
of the country to give the the navy the benefit of their
creative ingenuity by submitting designs to fulfil
certain stated conditions. The Secretary of the
Admiralty, in the House of Commons on February
21 last, also referred to the new class of vessel,
and described their purpose as follows : "There
are quarters of the globe in which we are compell-
ed to act at some distance from our base, and it is
found that under these circumstances it is not al-
ways easy to submit the work, which in home
waters might safely be intrusted to the ordinary
destroyer, to a vessel of that type ; and he be-
lieved we are justified in making the experiment
of building vessels somewhat more habitable,
somewhat more sea-keeping, and with somewhat
heavier armament than the ordinary destroyer,
which will thus be enabled to perform the work
of destroyers at some distance from their base."
It was remarked at the time that the work of a
torpedo-boat destroyer, as indicated by its name,
was not that of a scout, but its original function
had been largely superseded by another, that of
acting as a fleet messenger or naval galloper,"
and for this purpose it was rather too flimsy and
possessed too small a capacity for carrying fuel.

The idea, therefore, of a large vessel was welcome
ed by the naval service. The only further indi
cation of the characteristics of the new class whicl
has been made public is to be found in another
statement to the effect that the speed of the ves
sels will be about 25 knots, their engines of 16,
000 to 17,000 horse power, and their displacement
between 1,200 and 1,500 tons. It is noteworthy
in this connection that the Archer class, which be
longed to the supplementary Northbrook pro
gramme of 1883-84, were originally described and
designed as scouts," these vessels having f
speed of 16 to 17 knots, engines of about 3,50(
horse power, aud a displacement of between 1,.
580 and 1,170 tons. The Pelorus class of tee
years later date were also at one time officially de.
scribed as scouts," although they are still heap
vier vessels.
The proposal to draw upon the inventive re-
sources of the private shipbuilder, a proposal offi-
cially confirmed by Mr. Arnold Forster in Liver-
pool, was unquestionably an excellent one, foi
there must be several of these firms which possess
information and experience of the greatest value
in this connection. Nearly all the principal ship-
builders are understood to have competed. The
Admiralty has decided to accept the tenders of
Messrs. Vickers, Sons, & Maxim, Messrs. Laird,
Messrs. Armstrong, Whitworth & Co., and the
Fairfield Company of Glasgow. Presumably each
firm will build to its own design, although it is,
of course, within the power of the Admiralty to
introduce such modification as they deem to be
necessary. In any case, the result of the efforts
of the four firms will be awaited with much in-
terest, and in the hope that by their joint endea-
vours the problem of supplying an efficient
i scout" of adequate speed and power, but not
of such large dimensions as to lose altogether
that quality of comparative invisibility 'which is
so valuable in the destroyed, may be so solved-
London Times Correspondence.
4 A
In an address before the naval architects the
other day, Lewis Nixon expressed the opinion that
the steamship merger would sound the death
knell of the tramp steamer. I used to think,"
he said, that the American tramp ought to be
developed, but I have no' doubt now that com-
merce would be better handled by the regular
The tramp handles a very considerable portion
of American commerce, although it is for the
most part the British and German tramps that do
the carrying, but a number of firms who charter
large numbers of that class of vessel are not in-
clined to agree with Mr Nixon in the belief that
the familiar tramp, like the picturesque whaler,
will soon be nothing more than a memory.
I do not see that the business of the tramps
will suffer by the merger," said a member of a
big shipping firm last week. Just now we are
not chartering many tramps, nor are many of the
shippers, and that may lend colour to the theory
that the business is going over to the regular
lines. The real reason, however, is that the grain
business, which ordinarily occupies a large num-
ber of the tramps, has fallen off to a great extent
recently because of our inability to compete with
foreign countries.
As the object of the new merger undoubtedly
will be to keep freights up, I do not see how the
tramp business will be affected. The tramp has
always made a living, and a good living, big cu'-
ting prices, and the probable raising of freights by
the big combination will only give the tramp a
better opportunity."
"The tramp steamer has fought many combin-
ations before," said another shipper, "and there
is no reason why the transatlantic merger, which
would carry at least only a portion of the world's
commerce over a single route, should put the
tramp out of business. There are combinations
formed to control the South African trade, the
South American trade and the Chinese trade, hut
the statistics show that the tramp is still doing
Undoubtedly, however, an agreement on the
part of the lines forming a combination to put
prices on such a level that the tramp steamer
could not cut them and make a profit would drive
the tramp :into some combination, and possibly
that is what Mr. Nixon meant. A regular line
naturally would give shippers a better service, but
almost any shipper would sacrifice regularity,
which, in many instances ,is not essential, to low
While regular lines combine to maintain high
prices, the business of the tramp is assured. Many
of the combinations endeavour to prevent ship-
pers from favouring other lines but their own by
offering rebates, which are void if the shipper
charters outside steamships. Not long ago, the
Arbuckles, who import large quantities of coffee
from South America, protested against the rebate
system as interpreted by the Lamport and Holt
lines, which up to that time controlled the South
American coffee :carrying trade. The steamship
company would make no concession, and at pre-
sent the Arbuckles, who are the largest importers
of South American coffee, are chartering tramps
to do their carrying."
The passenger business of tramps is inconsider-
able. Many of them that are fitted up with large
cabins and handsome saloons were engaged forin-
erly in some passenger line, but finding rate cut-
ting more profitable carry now only freight.
Passengers are carried sometimes, but they are
sought neither by the owners of the tramp nor
by the firm that charters the vessel.-N. Y. Times.

"The recruiting statistics of this country reveal
a serious condition of physical degeneracy."-Lord
A falsehood which dies hard is the idea that
acoholic stimulants actually give strength and are
necessary for the maintenance of health and vigor."
-B. S. Rowntree, the author of "Poverty."
"I attribute the happiness of women nowadays
to the university and the bicycle."-Miss Sellar
Lake, vice-principal of Lady Margaret College,

Statistics concerning the movement of the pop-
ilation of France in 1901 are officially published.
A.n increase of 72,398 as compared with the de-
arease of 25,988 in 1900 is recorded. This result,
t is added, is due to an increase in the number of
births, but still more to a lowering in the death
rate."-London Standard.
4 t
In the period from 1890 to 1900 the number of

Protestants in Germany increased 13.6 per cent.,
and the number of Catholics 15 per cent.

A single tomato plant in thIe Uganda Protector-
,te:has yielded in two months 3,000 tomatoes.

h Some curious glimpses into the life of old Lon-
h don are afforded by the reports made to the Char-
r ity Commission on the endowved charities in the
County of London, a few of which have just been
issued as parliamentary papers. For instance, in
the reports dealing with the city parishes, we have
an estimate of the value set on sermons by city
men in olden times. That estimate varied from
5s. to 1 10s. One Thomas Brightwell left a be-
quest for a sermon to be preached on the 5th of
November every time it fell on a Sunday, the
minister to get 13s. 4d., the clerk 3s. 4d. and the
sexton Is. 4d. But David Gittin had a more
modest idea of the value of a sermon in the same
parish. He required two sermons for 10s., one
to be preached on the second Sunday in Advent
and the other on the second Sunday in Lent.
The reader got 2s., the churchwarden 2s. 8d. and
the poor sexton 4d. for each occasion. John Ire-
land thought 13s. 4 1. enough for two sermons.
In 1660 John Winn left a curious bequest to
the parish of St. Bennet, Paul's Wharf. A pound
was set apart for an annual sermon, the text to be
taken from the 5th chapter of St. John and the
27th verse. He also left enough to buy twelve
penny loaves for twelve poor people of the parish
who attended a sermon every Friday in the parish
church. But lie expected more for his pound than
the annual sermon, for before or after the sermon
the minister had to spend an hour examining or
instructing the poor people in the Christian doc-
The most generous donor of the preacher was
James wood, who thought a sermon in St. Nicho-
las-Cole-Abbey was worth 1 10s. every alternate
year. In 1625 he bequeathed to the Company of
Bowyers a sum to enable them, among other things
to repair to the parish church name], after they
had sworn in their wardens and master every sec-
ond year, there to hear a sermon and pay the par-
son 1 10as., and the clerk and sexton Is. 6d.
each. In the parish of St. Michael Bassishaw one
Edward Heylin in the eighteenth century left
money the interest on which was to be applied to
purchasing two sixpenny loaves each Sunday for
two poor men or women who should attend divine
service.-London Daily News.


Language and religion were never more awk-
ward factors than in India Twenty-eight lan-
guages are spoken in the dependency which sent
out its princes to do homage to King Edward at
the coronation, and none of these is spoken by
fewer than four hundred thousand, while the
most general is the mother-tongue of eighty-five
and a half millions. There are, in the remotest
parts of the country, dialects spoken by half a
thousand people which none others than them-
selves can interpret. Vastly important, also, to a
governing body are the religious tenets of the
people over whom it is set. India has nine great
creeds, numbering their followers from the two
hundred and eight millions of Hindus, down to
the nine and a quarter millions of Animistics, and
the innumerable sects included in the forty-three
thousand "others."

A falsehood which dies hard is the idea that
alcoholic stimulants actually give strength and
are necessary for the maintenance of health and
vigor."-B. S. Rowntree, the author of "Pover-
4 f "
Finnegan, who was driver of an electric tram,
got his car off the lines through an accidentt, one
day. He was required to give an account of how
it occurred. Being of a verbose turn of mind, he
bought a sheet of paper and filled it up with every
detail of the accident. When the foreman of his .
particular department came and sa*w this docu-
ment he was naturally annoy6dl,and he there and
then sent for Finnegan and told him that if any
thing should befall his tram again, he should be
as precise as possible and avoid all unnecessary
explanations. Shortly afterwards his tram met
with a like accident, and, bearing the admonition
in mind, he sent the following report :-"Off
again ; on again ; gone again ; Finnegan !"

A gentleman from the South of Ireland lately
received from a sea captains :a present a fine
specimen of the bird known as the "laughing
jackass." As he was carrying it, hpm he met. a
brawny Irish navvy, who stoppedbhim.
"What kind of burrd is that, sir," asked the
j'That is a laughing jackass," exclaimed the'
owner, genially.
,The navvy, thinking he was made fuunbf, was
equal to the oedasion, and responded, withwatwin-
kle of the eye.'
"It's not yourself; it's the burrd I mane, sirV,

Nowadays, when nearly every profession is so
successfully invaded by the gentler sex, it is not
surprising to hear of lady farmers. An agricultu-
ral college close to London has within the last
couple of years thrown open its doors to women,
though the institution was originally meant to
give instruction in agricultural matters to men
only. One of the most disagreeable incidents in
the life of a lady farmer is the buying or selling of
cattle. The dealers are a rough and ready class of
men and are quite capable of frightening a timid
buyer or seller into making a bad bargain. A
lady, however, in the south of Ireland has faced
and overcome this difficulty. She buys and sells
her own cattle, and the most practised farmers in
the district declare that she never makes a bad
bargain.-London Tatler.

In the lower depths of the ocean some of the
fishes go blind while others develop huge eyes.
Some are so constructed that they can swallow
fishes much larger than themselves.

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(Sd.) II. L. GE
Governor a?


By His Excellency SIR HENRY LE
;ARY, Lieutenant-General, Gov-
ral, ernor, Commander in-
nd Chief and Ordinary in
-Chief. and over these Islands,
&C., &C., &C.


P,, | v vw|lw~lvl
WHEREAS an Act entitled "The Post Office
Department Act, (No. 2), 1902" was passed by
the Legislature during the present year with a
clause suspending the operation of the said Act
until the Governor should notify by proclamation
that it is His Majesty's pleasure not to disallow
the same, and enacting that, subject as aforesaid,
it should come into operation on the date of such
proclamation or on such later date as shall be
fixed by such proclamation for the purpose.
NOW I tlie Governor and Commander-in-Chief
aforesaid do hereby proclaim that it is His Majes-
ty's pleasure not to disallow the said Act, and the
said Act shall come into operation on the day of
the date of this proclamation.
Given under my hand and tlhe
Great Seal of these Islands
this first day of January,
A. D., 1903, and in the
second year of His Majes-
ty's reigi,-
By His Excellency's Command,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
Bermuda, 1st January 1903.
been 01eased to appoint
The Wor. R. W. Appleby, J.P.
Bmirrister-at-law, to be Revising Officer of this
Colony for the ensuing year under the provisions
-bt "The Parliamentary Election Act, 1900."
By Command,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office.
Bermuda, 2nd January, 1903.

THE forms for furnishing the returns for the
Blue Book of 1902 have this d(lay been distributed,
and His Excellency The Governor desires that no-
tice shall be given to all officers who have been
called upon to furnish these returns that it is
necessary for them to be made with as little delay
as possible.
Clerks of Corporations and Vestries, and other
gentlemen who are annually asked in the interests
of the public to furnish information for the Blue
Book, are earnestly requested to forward the par-
ticulars at an early date, as strict injunctions have
been received from the Secretary of State for the
prompt completion of the Book and report.
By Command,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
Bermuda, 1st January, 19031\
been pleased to ailloint the indermnentioned Aper-4
sons to he Extra Revenue Officers for twelve
months from the present date:--
Messrs. Benjamin G. IUarnett
Enoch M. Frith
Daniel Astwood
E. St. George Tucker,
Alexander D. Clay
Thomas Butterfield.
Messrs. John A. Fox
Robert S. McCallan
Territt T. Hliginbothom
Ernest A. McCallan.
By Command,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
Bermuda, 1st January 1903.
HIS Excellency The Governor, by and with the
advice and consent of His Majesty's Executive
Council, has been pleased to appoint
Mr. William Kempe
to be Inspector of Potatoes, Onions and Tomatoes
for the ensuing year, under the provisions of "The
Produce Inspection Act, 1890."
By Command,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
Bermuda, 1st January, 1903.
this day been pleased to make the following pro-
visional appointments:-
MIliss Fannie B. Fowle
to be Sub Postmistress at Mangrove Bay ;
lMr. John T. Triminghani
to be Junior Clerk in the Colonial Secretary's
Mir, L. R. Motycr
to be Junior Clerk in the Colonial Surveyor's
By His Excellency's Command,
Colonial Seecrtary.

Colonial Secretary's Office,


Notice to Parents and Guardians
and to the Clerks of the
Parish Vestries.

1.-Under the above Act the Pa-
rent or guardian of every child over 6, and under
13 years of age, is required within the first seven-
teen days of January inst, to make a return in
writing to the School authority of the parish in
which such child is residing, of the names in full
and age of such child, and also whether the child
has received regular instruction during the half
year ending 31st December last, and if at school
at what school, and if not, why not.
2.-Parents and guardians fail-
ing to make such return, or failing to deliver the
same when made to the Constable, or making an
insufficient return, are liable on conviction to a
penalty not exceeding Ten Shillings and to costs
of prosecution.
3.-Parents and guardians who
shall knowingly or wilfully make a false or in-
correct return are liable on conviction to a penalty
not exceeding Twenty Shillings and to cost of
4.-The Vestry Clerk ot each par-
ish, or other person appointed by
the local school authority, to receive
the parents' returns from the Consta-
bles, is requiredto transmit all such
returns to the Inspector of Schools
during the tirst week ot February
5.--By the Act every such pa-
rent and guardian is made liable tc pay a school
rate of Ten Shillings for the halt year ending 31st
December last, for every such child, with respect
to whom the local school authority does not re-
ceive satisfactory proof that the child has regular-
ly attended a school approved by the Board of
Education, unless the school authority shall be
satisfied by proper evidence that the child has
been prevented by sickness or infirmity from at-
tending School regularly or by other reasonable
cause to be allowed by the school authority, or
that the child has been receiving sufficient in-
struction by private tuition.
6.--Parents and guardians wil-
fully or unreasonably refusing or neglecting to
pay the School Rates to the Overseers of the Poor,
within 20 days after the same is demanded, are
made subject to the payment of costs of suing for
the same, not exceeding eight shillings, and on
making default in payment of any rates, adjudg-
ed by a Justice of the Peace to be paid, to 20 days
imprisonment for want of sufficient distress.
By Command,
Colonial Secretary.

Gazette, 3rd &

27th January. Colonist, 7th &
31st January.

Inland Mail Contract.

TENDERS are invited for the conveyance of
the undermentioned special mails on the arrival
and departure of mail packet for a period of one
year and nine months; namely
1. From Hamilton to St. George's.
2. From Hamilton to Mangrove
3. From Mangrove Bay to Hamil-
Tenders endorsed Special Mail Service to be
delivered at the Post Office, Hamilton, at or be-
fore noon of Saturday 14th February next.
The service under the new contract to com-
mence on the 1st day of April, 1903.
The Colonial Government will not be bound to
accept the lowest or any tender.
Foims of tender and further information can he
obtained on application at the Post Office, Hamil-
/ Colonial Postmaster.
G ral Post Office, Hamilton,
1st January, 1903.-3 ins.
(Colonist 3.)

The Peach Fly in Bermuda.
i article on the Peach Fly in Bermuda from
lhe advance sheets of his new book, The Bermuda
'lands, has been forwarded to us by Professor
A E Verrill of Yale University, and is published
in this morning's issue. The article sketches
briefly the life history of the peach fly, and rec-
ommends the instant destruction of all diseased

fruit, as the pest passes its pupa state under the
surface of the ground, transforming froin lava to
adult fly in about two 'veels in spring-proba-
bly sooner in summiner."
We aire pleased to find that in his letter accom-
panying this article, Professor Verrill commends
the suggestion made by THE ROYAL GAZETTE on
the 16th December last that a few simple lessons
on insect pests and the best ways of combating
them should be introduced into the school reading
It is cheering to know that "there is no reason
why the peach should not again he cultivated
with success, by using modern methods of com-
bating insects and fungous diseases In his let-
ter Professor Verrill remarks of the peach pest
that it is a very destructive insect not easily
controlled. It is a genuine fly. Both sexes are
winged, and so bands on the trees are useless
against the insect."
We shall be pleased to receive correspondence
from farmers and others interested in the cultiva-
tion of fruits in this Colony.

Musical and Dramatic Entertain-
A musical and dramatic ent(rfaanment given at the
Mechanics' Hall on Thursday evening for the bene
efit of the widow of Sergeant Scott 1st West India
Regiment, was largely attended and proved quite
successful. The entertainment will be repeated
this evening. A number of desirable seats are
still to be booked at this office.


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kindly given us a piece of ground to enlarge our
yards at the back ; Mr. J. Scott Pearman is put-
ting a clock in the tower to constantly remind us
of thatt which has been called the virtue of kings
-punctuality-and on the whole I can congratu-
late you upon the possession of what is beyond a
doubt the finest school-building in the Colony.
You are aware that a great controversy is going
on in England at the present time with regard to
Education ; but strange to say hardly anyone in
either camp has stopped to inquire as to the defi-
nition of the word Education. Everyone has his
own idea, and appears to assume that the idea of
everyone else must be identical with his. In
America the school question is much discussed ;
you cannot take up a Canadian paper in which
there is not some reference to a vexed point in
education ; and everybody is quoting Germany.
Great Britain has happily at last become supreme-
ly disgusted with the cram system so much in
vogue a few years agoi bhut being in a sort of
quandary and unable to collect her thoughts keeps
repeating to herself the blessed words Technical
Education and "Science in the Schools." The
very air is laden with projects for driving sciences
innumerable into the heads of the rising genera-


tional System of the colony would be very much
improved. He advised the children to make
the best use of their time while at school.
They could not foresee what the future may offer
them. A good education would enable them to
seize opportunities and rise to positions, from
which a want of education would shut them out.
Canon Marriott very impressively reminded
both the parents and their children of their duty
in the matter of education. Mr Mader had in-
vited the children to Canada; but their own nat-
ive land needed them. It had a claim upon them
and there was room for them here. He wished all
present a Happy New Year and hoped it would
prove a prosperous one to the school.
Mrs. Tucker then distributed the prizes to those
fortunate children who had won them, saying a
few kind words to each. The prizes were many
and handsome and the happy recipients seemed
delighted with them. A Xmas gift from the
Master to each of his Assistants was then present-
ed, and Mr J Scott Pearman was requested to
come forward and receive a cane as a small token
from a friend of the great respect and affection
felt for him by all connected with the Whitney

The Whitney Institute.
On the evening of the day after Christmas the
children of the St. Marks Sunday School of Smiths
Parish were made very happy. The Superintend-
ent of the School, Mr. J. Scott Pearman, had
kindly provided for them a Christmas Tree beau-
tifully ornamented and brilliantly lighted and
laden with fruit both rich and tempting. There
were handsome gifts not only for the children,
but for their parents and many invited guests.
The entertainment commenced with a Christmas
Carol and a few words to the children from the
Archdeacon and closed with hearty cheers for Mr.
Pearman and "God Save the King."

The annual Public Distribution of Prizes to the
pupils of the Whitney Institute took place on
Monday evening last and passed off very pleasant-
ly and successfully. Tho weather was favourable
the evening being the close of one of the ideal
days that wreare now enjoying. The large upper
room was filled with the children and their pa-
rents and friends, and on the platform were His
Lordship the Bishop, His Worship the Mayor of
Hamilton, Canons Davidson and Marriott, the
Rev. Mr. Mader, and the Rev. J. H. Bradford and
N. Vesey, Esq., M.C.P. The Archdeacon occu-
pied the Chair.
On opening the meeting, the chairman said
thathe head filled the Chair at these meetings for
many years, but felt greater satisfaction n doing
so this evening than ever before. He was glad to
see so many present and so many distinguished
gentlemen on the platform. It was a proof that
tlhe interest in the school was not growing cold.
He was thankful to be able to assure all present
that the School was in as good a condition and
had as fair prospects before it as ever.
He then called on Mr. McLaughlin for his an-
nual Report which was as follows:-
There is a something peculiarly alluring in the
properties of the number 12. The great Thomas
Carlyle, called it "the divisiblest of numbers" ;
many of its admirers are unwilling to vote for an
extension of the decimal system to our weights
and measures, not to speak of our money, because
they aie unwilling to see the claims of their fa-
vourite number overlooked. Evidences are not
wanting that both in ancient and modern times
the merits of the number have compelled its re-
cognition. Are there not twelve pence to the
shilling, twelve men on a jury, twelve ounces to
a pound troy, twelve inches to a foot, lineal meas-
ure, twelve months to a year, twelve books of the
JEneid and of the Paradise Lost, twelve signs of
the zodiac ; were there not twelve battles during
the Wars of the Roses, is not the t, elfth day of
July the anniversary of the Battle of tihe Boyne-
and lastly is not this the twelfth occasion on
which with the Ven. Archdeacon Tucker as Chair-
man I have addressed you from this platform at a
distribution of prizes to the pupils of the Whitney
Institute? It is fitting that this twelfth occasion
should be emphasized by something which should
especially fix our attention ; and the presence of
His Lordship the Bishop among us shewing the
kindliest of interest in our school-concerns is, I
think, an event which should bring this twelfth
distribution into becoming prominence.
Some of my young friends may be disposed to
think that they have heard quite enough of me
during the past twelve months ; but I would re-
mind them that they owe me half-a-day to make up
for a half-holiday they had a couple of weeks ago
when my voice gave out-I shall not insist upon
a whole half-day to say what is to be said, but
will beg your indulgence for a few minutes only-
you shall all have the reward of your patience by
hearing speakers afterwards.
Let me fi st of all bid you a hearty welcome to
an enlarged Whitney Institute which, if not ra-
pidly, is yet surely, approaching completion.
In respect of numbers your schools have main-
tained their ground during the year, although I
observe with regret a 'iminution of the average
age of the pupils in the upper school. The courses
of study are the same as those pursued in former
years, and there is, I believe, considerable im-
provement in the average attainments of the pu-
pils. You will learn with pleasure that there
still continues a lively demand in the business
world for the pupils df the Whitney Institute.
The teaching staff is unchanged since last year ;
save that the headmistress of the Junior School
was absent for some tone owing to a dangerous
illness from which she is now, happily completely
recovered. In her absence most valuable assist-
ance was rendered to me by Miss Ethel Peniston,
to whom I take this opportunity of publicly ex-
pressing the thanks I Owe her for having come to
the aid of her old schoolmaster at a time when
such aid was much wanted.
We have not, I regi t to say, been represented
at the Cambridge Locals this year. I could, I be-
lieve, have presented a. few candidates for what is
called the Preliminary; but my opinion of the va-
lue of the Preliminary from an educational point
of view is not high. The Preliminary was avow-
edly introduced as a sort of preparation for the
Junior Grade. At thbo tiyr.e of its introduction I
held that a modification of the Junior Course
would have been of more real service ; for if we
institute a Preliminary as a stepping-stone to the
Junior we not only in a measure assume that the
mere passing of an examination is the be-all and
the end-all, but we oalen the door to an Ante-Pre-
liminary to prepare for-the Preliminary, to a Pre-
ante-Preliminary to precede the Ante-Prelimina-
ry, to an Ante-pre-anthiPreliminary to introduce
us to the Pre-ante-Pre i'inary, and so on with a
gradually enlarging title and a gradually diminish-
ing age until we reach a possible limit at what
might be called a Pauno-post-perambulator series
of examinations. I ami far from disparaging tihe
value of such examinations as the Juniom and Se-
nior Cambridge Locals when judiciously used;
and I remark with pleasure some slight improve-
ment in the class of questions proposed in .recent
years to candidates for these examinations. In a
school such as our< the number of candidates for
the Locals must of necessity always be limited ;
and I still hold to the opinion I have so freqnent-
ly expressed, that far more of the real success de-
pends upon the efforts of the pupils than upon
those of the master. I shall continue to exercise
all my powers of persuasion to induce boys and
girls of suitable age to enter; but will not by any
means cast aside as derelicts those who do not.
We are now entering by degrees upon the en-
joyment of our new premises. The young ladies
have now an elegant new house, which I am pleas-
ed to see them take a pride in decorating and put-
ting to rights. The boys have a ball-alley and a
fine cap and bicycle room ; and the Ven. Arch-
deacon Tucker will tell you shortly about a new
cricket ground, the use of which he has secured
for us. Mr. and Mrs. T. J. Pearman have most

tion ; to which SCIENCES both for their own sake
and the sake of the children the best thing that
could happen would be that they should be for-
gotten in all haste. Technical Education has its
uses even as the study of medicine and law have
their uses, but for technical education, as for me-
dicine and law, the time is after a good general
education has been acquired.
And this brings me to the definition of the
word Education. Now you must not suppose
that for one moment I esteem myself capable
of giving you an original definition. Far be it
from your servant! No, the definition I am
about to give you is that of the great Edward Gib-
bon-" Education consists in teaching the student
HOW to think." It is many years since I learnt
that definition ; and I have spent close upon the
fifth part of a century in a constant endeavour to
apply it. "If," says Dr. Creighton in his
'Thoughts on Education you can teach a child
to think, you have done for him the best thing you
can do; if you have induced him to think for

himself, then you have begun an education which
will go on through the whole of that child's life."
But the dictum of the great historian to be of
any value must not depend upon the schoolmas-
ter alone for its application. The people them-
selves must supply the driving power to run the
educational machine. Hear what the Schools In-
quiry of whom the late Archbishop Temple was
one, said many years ago.
No skill in organization, no careful adapta-
tion of the means in hand to the best ends, can
do so much for education as the earnest co-opera-
tion of the people."
Now lack of interest and want of application at
school are in ninety-nine cases. out of a hundred
the direct fruit of lack of interest and want of
appreciation at home. Let me repeat it-I have
often said it before-tlhere is no school influence
on earth which can make a boy value highly that
which his home influence assures him is of little
or no value.
You are not to suppose that I complain of a
universal lack of interest : happily things are not
so bad as that yet. But I do observe that the
keen interest is not universal-and evil has a teoz-
ency to spread. Let me therefore beg of you air,
to put forth your best efforts to encourage the
children under your care to seize the opportuni-
ties within their reach ; and to bear in mind that
they attend school not so much to learn matters
as to learn methods.
There is one matter in connection with your
school, which has exercised me not a little. It is
the matter of lunch for those pupils who are too
far away to get home at noon-time. Those boys
get money to buy lunch, but greatly I fear the pur-
chases are frequently far from wholesome. Now
in a schoolful of children I like above all things
to see health and strength, and these are to be se-
cured mainly by good nourishment. Some time
ago it was suggested that we should establish
cookery classes for the girls attending the school.
That suggestion set me thinking, and I conceive
that if a committee of ladies would undertake a
sort of general supervision a good warm whole-
some lunch could be cooked every day for the
boys and girls who come from a distance ; and the
cost need not greatly, if at all, exceed what is now
paid. Some people to whom I have mentioned
the matter are strongly in favour of such an ar-
rangement ; and I have myself a firm belief that
if it could be carried out it would prove of lasting
The clock admonishes me that I have been talk-
ing too long. Let me not omit however to thank
you, Madam, for your kindness in coming to give
away our little prizes to-night, as well as for many
acts of kindness in the past ; you Mr. Chairman
for presiding, you, my Lord Bishop, and you, Mr.
Mayor, for coming amongst us and shewing so
kindly an interest in our school work. I have
also to thank numerous kind friends, but particu-
larly yourself, Mr. Archdeacon, and Mr. J. Scott
Pearman for most liberal contributions towards
the prizes.
There is now only one thing left for me to say ;
and that is embodied in the good old formula
A happy New Year to You.
After the adoption of the report, the Bishop
addressed those present in one of those kind,
witty, thoughtful speeches which are always so
much enjoyed and appreciated by his hearers.
He referred to the report as being both instructive
and interesting. Reports were usually dry affairs
but Mr. McLaughlin had succeeded in making
his convey amusement as well as the required
information. He fully endorsed what had been
said about the necessity of providing for the
children attending school from a distance a warm
and substantial meal at noon. If money was
given to those children to buy food, they spent it
in candies and such unwholesome stuff. Lollypops
were very well in their place, but as a midday
meal for growing children they were most pernic-
ious. He was very glad to hear what the
Archdeacon had said about the present condition
and future prospects of the school, and he hoped
that the new year would bring to it greater
prosperity and wider opportunities of usefulness.
The Rev. Mr. Mader said that he took particu-
lar interest in the School, because he had a boy in
it. He had visited the school and been much
pleased with all that he had seen. He would say
to the children that if after leaving school, they
wished a wider sphere, they had better come to
Canada. Canada has use for strong, intelligent
settlers, and can find room for all. His advice was
come to Canada."
His Honor the Mayor referred very feelingly to
what the late Mr. and Mrs Whitney had done for
the Institute and was pleased to see that Mrs.
Whitney had in her will carried out what she and
her husband had planned during his lifetime. He
would repeat what he had said last year to the
school, that a sound training in subjects, not per-
haps directly bearing on the future occupation of
a child, would add to his happiness as well as abil-
ity to succeed. He instanced a remarkable case of
a person living in Edinburgh, who, although he
had acquired a profound knowledge of mathematics,
followed the trade of a shoemaker. He was con-
sulted by the learned professors of the University,
and found in his mathematical studies his truest
pleasure and recreation, and will no doubt be
known hereafter-not as a shoemaker but as a
Mr. Vesey spoke in a very interesting manner.
It gave him, he said, great pleasure to be present
at these meetings and to speak to the children and
their parents. The Board of Education ought to
have a larger grant placed at its disposal. Four
hundred pounds more had indeed been given to it
during the past session of the House of Assembly,
but even now the sum was not sufficient. TheHouse,
when granting more money, had thought ita good
opportunity to ask His Excellency the Governor
to appoint a Commission to inquire into the way
in which the money was spent. The Commission
had been appointed and was a strong one, and he
trusted that the result would be that the Educa-

Institute. Mr. Pearman was greeted, as he came
forward, with long and enthusiastic applause. A
vote of thanks to Mrs. Tucker for her kindness in
distributing the prizes was then moved by Canon
Before closing the meeting, the Chairman said
that he ought to state that the new and much
needed play ground had been placed at the use of
the School by Mrs. Znill of Orange Grove and her
son Mr. H. J. Zuill.
The meeting was then closed very loyally by
the singing of "God save the King."
Yesterday an inquest on view of the body of
Henry William Washington was held at the City
Hall Hamilton, before the Worshipful T. J.
Lightbourn, Coroner. It appears that Washing-
ton was last seen by Mr. W. H. Allen and Mr.
R. Butterfield on Saturday evening a few mi-
nutes before 8 o'clock. He was then much under
the influence of liquor. On Sunday morning a
basket belonging to him, and containing grocer-
ies, was picked up under the verandah of Messrs.
W. T. James & Co's premises; and it was sup-
posed that he had fallen overboard, but in the ab-
sence of any reliable evidence to that effect no
search was instituted. At about quarter to 4 on
Thursday afternoon Mr. W. H. Allen, from the
wharf opposite the Pretoria, noticed a dark object
just under the surface of the water. 'He hailed an
officer of the ship and inquired what the object
was. The officer said he thought it looked like a
body. A boat put out for the object which prov-
ed to be the body of the missing man. It was
taken in charge of the police to the City Hall to
await an inquest.
The deceased was a native of Boston and came
to Bermuda over 30 years ago. He was a ban y
man who had been bred to the sea, and was for
some time in the employment of Messrs. Pear-
man, Watlington & Co.
The jury. returned a verdict to the effect that
deceased came to his death by :accidental
uing and not otherwise.

." The Peach Fly in Bermuda.
iE-fract from advance sheets of The Bermuda Is-
1fands" by Professor Addison E. Verrill, Yale
Formerly the peach was extensively cultivated
and produced an abundance of excellent fruit.
About 1838 to 1850 it was the most important
fruit grown here. Bermuda Peaches were famous
for their excellence.
But diseases and insects were introduced and
neglected till the trees nearly all died or became
There is no reason why the peach should not
again be cultivated with success, by using mo-
dern methods of combating insects and fungous
diseases. Some American varieties tried by Le-
froy did not bear fruit. Probably those varieties
from the southern United States or Madeira would
be more likely to succeed. In any case only
choice grafted trees would be profitable.
According to Governor Lefroy, this infection
and destruction of the trees took place about 1864.
At the time that he wrote (1884) he stated that
scarcely a healthy tree was to be found.
This statement would indicate that the trees
were themselves diseased at that time, or else
badly infested by scale insects or borers. But, I
have been unable to determine this with certain-
It is certain, however,at at the worst enemy
was the Peach fly, which attacks the fruit only,
and does not injure the trees.
Peach-fiy; Peach-maggot. (Ceratitis capitata
Wied., as Trypeta.)
This small fly, whose larva lives in the flesh of
the peach, orange, and other fruit, is very destruc-
tive. Its ravages have caused the cultivation of
the peach, formerly abundant, to be almost entire-
ly abandoned.
This peach-pest was first recorded from Bermu-
da by Messrs. C. V. Riley and L. 0. Howard
from specimens sent to them by C. W. MoCallan
of St. George's, with an account of its ravages.
(A Peach Pest in Bermuda, Insect Life, iii, p. 5,
figs. 1, 2, Aug., 1890 ; also, vol. iii, p. 120, 1890.)
The article cited gives a pretty full historical ac-
count of the insect and excellent figures of the fly
and its larva. In the same volume, p. 120, they
print another letter from Mr. MoCallan, dated
Aug. 6, 1890, giving farther details of its habits.
According to him, it was not then known to in-
jure oranges and other citrus fruits in Bermuda,
though it does so in other countries, but it was
very destructive to the peaches, the larvae boring
in the pulp in large numbers and causing the fruit
to fall. He says that the same or a similar larva
attacked the loquat and Surinam cherry in the
same way. He also mentioned finding the fly on
the leaves and fruit of the lime, and on grape
vines. He states that they bad then been known in
Bermuda for about 25 years. In Madeira, the
Azores, Cape Verde Islands, Malta, Mauritius,
etc., a fly supposed to be the same species (des-
cribed by Macleay, 1829, as C. citriperda), is very
destructive to oranges, causing them to fall when
about half grown. It might easily have been in-
troduced into Bermuda from Madeira, for oranges
and growing plants of various kinds have been
brought from there to Bermuda.
Mr. J. B. Heyl, in a communication published
in Insect Life (vol. iv, p. 267, 1892), states that
this insect was introduced after 1859, having been
previously unknown, and that the peaches were
before that delicious, but the fly maggots soon
ruined all the peaches and also attacked mangoes,
loquats, etc.
In a recent letter to the writer, Mr. Geo. A.
Bishop, superintendent of the Public Garden,
states that not only the peaches, but also oranges,
figs, avocado pears, sapodillas, anonas, peppers,
loquats, Surinam Cherries, etc., are attacked by
the pest, many of them being so filled with the
maggots as to be worthless.
The prompt destruction of all infected fruit, as
soon as it falls, is the chief remedy now available.
It passes the pupa state under the surface of the
ground, transforming from larva to adult fly in
about two weeks in spring-probably sooner in
summer. Doubtless it has several broods and at-
tacks other fruits after the peaches are gone. The
fly is yellowish, with dusky or blackish markings;
the male male has a pair of spatula-shaped hairs
on the front of the head. But choice fruits can be
easily and cheaply protected by enclosing each, as
soon as set, in small bags of muslin, or mosquito
netting, as is often done with grapes, etc.

Custom House, Hamilton.
Dec. 30-R. M. S. Pretoria, McKenzie, New York;
Assorted cargo to Jas. A Conyers.

Jan. 2-S. S. Orinoco, Bale, Halifax; assorted
cargo to W. T. James & Co.
Jan. 2-R. M. S. Pretoria, McKenzie ; New York.
Jan. 2-S. S. Orinoco, Bale, St. Kitts ; inward
Custom House, St. Georges.
Dec. 31-Br. S.S. Pectan", Hochin, from Pen-
sacola to Havre, France with a general cargo in
want of coals only.
Jany. 2-Dutch steamer Dardrecht Vesser, Master
fiom Pensacola U. S. bound to Bremen, Ger-
many, with a cargo of Lumber, cargo in fore
hold on fire.
A survey is being held on the above steamer
and it is expected that a portion of the cargo
will have to be discharged before the fire can
be reached.
2-Br. S S. Pectan" 4770 tons, Hochin Master,
to Havre, France with a general cargo. Ob-
tained 400 tons of coals.


On Tuesday evening, Dec. 30, after the evening
service an organ recital was given at which the
Christmas portion of the Messiah was sung. The
large congregation present was much impressed
by the following programme :
Organ Solo, Motet in D Haydn.
Tenor Solo, "Comfort Ye"
Every Valley" Messiah,
Chorus, And the Glory" Handel.
Organ Solo, Pastoral Symphony i
Recitative, "' There were shepherds" Messiah,
Chorus, "Glory to God" Handel.
Soprano Solo" Rejoice Greatly" J
Organ Solo, The Lost Chord Sullivan.
{ He shall feed His Flock" Messiah,
Duet Come unto Him'" Handel.
Organ Solo, Imperial March Elgar.
Mr. Purcell, the Cathedral Organist, gave a
delightful rendering of Haydn's Motet. Its com-
plicated character was well contrasted with the
simplicity of Handel's Symphony, and with the
modern composers Sullivan and Elgar. In the
" Pastoral" Mr. Purcell brought out the quaint
effect of the old time Shepherd's pipes with great
skill and delicacy, and his expressive rendering of
the well known Lost Chord seemed to please
every ear. Indeed the complete mastery of his
instrument by the performer made all the organ
solos most enjoyable. It is unnecessary to say
more of Mrs. Grant-the acknowledged leader
among all our vocalists-than that she was heard
to the best advantage in the difficult solos
" There were Shepherds" and Rejoice Greatly."
The tenor solos Comfort Ye" and Every
Valley" were rendered by Mr. Hayward fault-
lessly and with great power. We were very glad
to hear two ladies of the Cathedral choir-Miss
Lough and Miss Gorham-in the Duet He shall
feed His Flock" and Come unto Him." These
beautiful passages were sung reverently and in ex-
cellent taste, and, by the very simplicity of their
rendering, were most effective.
The Cathedral choir were responsible for the
choruses And the Glory" and "Glory to God."
They attacked them with much precision and
very heartily and we are sure that such excellent
work must be a promise of still better things for
future recitals.
New York Weather Report.
New York, Dec. 31.-Weather clear, Temp. 23,
Winds N. W.
New York, Jany. 2.-Weather cloudy temp.
31 ; winds northeasterly.
The Babes in the Wood" at St.
This stunning pantomime has been running dur-
ing the week with such striking success that it has
been decided to continue the representation on
Monday and Tuesday next. The performance
will commence at the usual hour. An extended
notice will appear on Tuesday.
We have been compelled to hold over several
articles intended for this issue.
Hotel Arrivals.
AT THE HA-MILTON-Mr Henry T Noyes, jr,
Mr E B Freeman, Mr Robert Hanna and wife,
Mrs E L Kinney, Mr E C Kinney, New York, N
Y ; Mr H E Cushman, College Hill, Mass; Mrs
A C Thornton, Miss Thornton, Boston, Mass;
Mr Wm D Oelbermann, Miss Oelbermann, Phila-
delphia, Pa ; Mr and Mrs C W Adler, Cincinna-
ti, Ohio ; Mr A G MocKenney and wife, Toronto,
PAPILLON. -On the 5th December, at Reading,
Major A. F. W. Papillon, R.A., in his 89th year

WANTED-A Cook at once. Apply to Mrs
Chapell, Kenwood Hall-2 pd.
< Chocolates &
SBon Bons,
Fresh every
Mail. Sole
Agency at THE TOWER,
Other Sweets always fresh.
FOi TBALLS-New stock, same quali y we
FlOO 1 have been supplying for years and
which have given such satisfaction, Special prices
to Clubs.-S. NELMES, The Tower.

E. R.

H. M. S. "Scorpion",
late Screw Coast Defence Ship,
2,750 Tons. I. H. P. 1,000 N. D.
In accordance with instructions received from
the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty Ten-
ders will be received by the undersigned up to
Noon of
27TH JANUARY, 1903.
for the purchase of the above named vessel as she
now lies stranded off the Parsonage, Ireland
Island, Bermuda.
The wreck is to be removed within 4 months
of date of acceptance of Tender.
Application to view should be made to the Sec-
retary to the Captain in Charge, H. M. Dockyard,
Right is reserved to accept or reject the highest
or any tender.
By order of the Captain in Charge.
Naval Store Officer.
H. M. Dockyard, Bermuda.
Dec. 13 and 20. Jany. 3 and 10 3p.

Valuable Real Estate

In the City of Hamilton.
I am instructed to sell

on the premises at 12 o'elock, noon of
that valuable and attractive property

containing 16 lots, viz.:
5 Lots on Elliott Street, 59 ft. x 150 ft.
5 Lots on Dundonald Street, 50 ft. x 150 ft.
6 Lots on Cedar Avenue, 50 ft. x 100 ft.
With Dwelling House, Stables and Cottage
thereon, situated in the City of Hamilton, opposite
Victoria Paik, and bounded Westerly by a public
road, Northerly by Elliott Street, Easterly by
Cedar Avenue, Southerly by Dundonald Stieet.
A plan of the property can be seen at the office
of the undersigned.
Hamilton, Bermuda, December 20, 1902-3p s o

WM. WEISS & Co.,
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(Near Royal Gazette Office.)

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will be received until 12 noon of Tuesday,
January 6th.
Not bound to accept the highest or any tender.

Agent, Guardian Assurance Co. Limited of London
41, 42, 43, Front Street Hamilton.
January 3, 1902-2 3 p.

Information Wanted

IIr.' Willis Swan
ITIr. William Ambrose Swan
of Bermuda.
are requested to communicate with
127, Archer Avenue,
Mount Vernon,
New York.
January 3, 1903.-3

Royal Bermuda

Yacht Club.
The annual general
meeting will be
held on
Wednesday, 7th inst.,
at 5.15 p.m.
Hamilton, Jan. 3, 1903-2.

Foot Balls, Hockey Sticks,
Punching" Bags, Sandow
Exercises, etc at the
Tucker Building.
Hamilton, Dec. 29, 1902-2.
Colonist 2.


Persons holding just claims against the Ber-
muda Coal Company, (Limited,) will please
present same and collect payment not later than
Thursday, January 15th 1903,
and those indebted to the said Company are re-
quested to pay their respective Bills by above
named date.
Bermuda, Dec. 30, 1902-3, 3p.
Colonist copy, January 3 and 10, 1903.

Forster Mallory Cooper
ALL persons having just claims against the above
Estate are requested to render particulars of same
to the undersigned on or before 31st inst. and all
persons indebted to said Estate are required to
make payment by same date.
Southampton East,
January 3, 1903, 5 s.o.
Colonist copy 4 times w.o.


Bermuda Lumber, Coy.
Persons holding just claims against the Bermu-
da Lumber Company will please present same and
collect payment not later than
Thursday, January 15th, 1903,
and those indebted to the said Company are re-
quested to pay their respective Bills by above
named date.
4 Manager.
Bermuda, Dec. 30, 1902.-3, 3p.
Colonist copy, January 3 and 10, 1903.

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Houses and Private individuals. Receipt and
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Toys, Games, Books

Suitable for School Treats.

Novelties and Sweets




The Tower.


John Jeffrey & Co's. ALE and STOUT.
Ind. Coope & Co's. ALE and STOUT,
H. and G. Simmonds ALE and STOUT,
Chas. Hammerton & Son's ALE and STOUT
The Distillers Co., Ltd.
Sir Robert Burnett's OLD TOM GIN
"Bee" Brand CEYLON TEAS,
Melachrino CIGARETTES,
McDowell's INDIAN CIGARS, Etc., Etc.


Banking Accounts kept with Officers' Messes and

----AGENTS FOR----
Wm. YOUNGER & Co's.




Beer, Wine, Spirits & Mineral Waters.
Hamilton, 24th June, 1901.

Corporation Notice.

Corporation of Hamilton,
THE FREEHOLDERS of the said City, qualified
according to law to vote in the election of the
Corporation thereof are hereby summoned to meet
in the CITY HALL, on
Monday, Jany. 5th 1903,
at 11 o'clock in the forenoon,
for the election of the CORPORATION for the
ensuing; year.
And, if such election shall not be determined on
the view, the meeting will, as required by The
Ballot Act, 1900, adjourn at 1 o'clock in the after-
noon of the above date, until 11 o'clock in the
forenoon of

Wednesday Jan. 7th, 1903,
and the Poll will finally close at 4 o'clock in the
afternoon of that day.
City Hall, Hamilton, -
December 29, 1902-2 in. 3p.


Notice to Freeholders.

The Freeholders of the Town of
St. George, are requested to meet
On Monday, 5th January 1903,
at 11 o'clock,

At The Town Hall,
For the purpose of electing a Mayor,
Aldermen and Common Council, for the
ensuing year, and should the number of
nominations exceed the number to be
elected, the meeting will adjourn until
WEDNESDAY, 7th January, 1903 at 11
o'clock, when a poll will take place
agreeably to the provisions of the Ballot
Act, 1900, which will close at 4 p.m. of
that day.
St. George's, Bermuda,
December 29, 1902-2 3p.

Special Sak of toys
The Tucker Building.
20 o/o discount on all Toys until Saturday night
10th January, 1903.
Hamilton, December 29, 1902-2.
Colonist copy 2.

New Year Cards & Calendars

Pickford & BlacIkStcamship Co, Ltid.
Canada, Bermuda, W.ildiles & Demerara
Leaves Leaves Dire Bda.
Steamer. St. John, Halifax; to SAIL for
N.B. N.S. W TIndies.
-- On or About -

,* Oruro......... Jany. 3 Jany. 12 Jany. 16
Dahome......... Jany. 17 Jany. 26 Jany. 30
*Ocamo......... Jany. 31 Feby. 9 Feby. 13
Orinoco......... Feby. 14 Feby. 23 Feby. 27
*Oruro........... Feby. 28 March 9 March 13
Dahothe......... March 14 March 23 March .27
*caiio ........ March 28 April 6 April 11
Orinoco......... April 11 April 20 April 24
*Oruro ....... April 25 May 4 May 8
Dahome......... May 9 May 18 May 22
*Ocamo ......... May 23 June 1 June 5
Steamers are due at Bermuda to sail for St. John,
N.B., or Halifax, N.S., on or about:-
S.S. DAHOME Jany. 9; S. 8. OCAMO Jany. 23
S.S. ORINOCO Feby. 5; S. S. ORURO Feby. 20
S.S. DAHOME March 6; S. S. OCAMO Mar. 20
S.S. ORINOCO April 3; S. S. ORURO April 17
S.S. DAHOME May 1 S. S. OCAMO May 15
S.S. ORINOCO May 29; S. S. ORURO June 12
S.S. DAHOME June 26; S. S. OCAMO July 10
PORTS OF CALL :-Bermuda, *St. Kitts, *An-
tigua, *Montserrat, *Dominica, St. Lucia,
Barbados, *St. Vincent, *Grenada, *Tobago,
Trinidad, Demerara.
Steamers marked do not 4el, at ports
marked on the Southbound trip nor at
Tobago and Grenada on the NQrthbound
Halifax, Bermuda, Turks Ids. Jamaica Service
Ss. Beta sails from Halifax, N.S., on the
15th of each month, due at Bermuda to sail.
f' or Turks Islands and Jamaica on the 19t';
returning from south is due at Bermuda to
sail for Halifax, N.S., about the 3rd of each
month. -----
Sailing dates of these lines will be adhered
to as closely as possible, subject to
t weather and other circumstances.
W. T. JAMES & CO. Agents,
Hamilton and St. George's, Bermuda
July 1, 1902.

To Inquirers and Readers of Glad-
stone B. C. Smith's Advertisements.
Thle question has often been asked: Is not this
Smith the Carpenter ? To all making this inquiry
I answer, yes; and will now proceed to give a
sketch of my career as a manufacturer of
I have been engaged in the manufacture of fur-
niture and
for SIX YEARS and have won a good reputation,
first in the Piano and Organ trade from Mr. John'
Franklin, tuner and ; repairer, with whom I was
engaged to make and refit block actions, and key-
boards, to clean and repair sets of ivory and cellu-
loid, to rebuild bellows, reservoirs, and reed-cases,
and to make good all defective parts; secondly,'
from two Italian tuners and repairers; and lastly,
from a Spanish Manufacturing Company where I
acquired full knowledge in
And I now say that those whose instruments.
suffer from any of those defects and from the ef-
forts of tuners who do not undertake to repair,
may convince. themselves by trial that not only is
the Carpenter, but also the good repairer of all
kinds of

When I first came to this Colony Icould see but
little chance of gaining a livelihood in the
so I leaned on the old stick which had supported
ie in past days. But the good seed that has been
sown in good soil in process of time will bring.
forth fruit after its kind.
NOTE-that I do NOT advertise myself as a
Tuner because I am not a tuner and do not want
to mislead the public.
Hoping for a trial by some kind friend.
With season's compliments.
Angle Street.
Hamilton, January 3, 1903.


Any school teachers in the Colony who may de-
sire to appear before the Commission appointed by
His Excellency the Governor to enquire into the
working of The Schools Act are requested to send
in their names to the undersigned.
This notice is intended to apply to teachers of
both Primary and Secondary schools.
Secretary to Schools Commission.
Hamilton, Jan. 3, 1903-2 3p s o
Colonist copy Wed. 7 & ,14.



will re-open -

Jan. 5 1903.
Circulars furnished on application.
Hamilton Dec. 29, '02-1 pd. .. her.

Saltus Grammar School.


Monday, January 5
For Prospectus apply to
Dec. 29, 1902-2 3p

will re-open on
Monday, January 5th.
J. C. McLAUGHLIN, Principal.
(Colonist please copy Saturday.)

Hamilton and St. Georges.



SINCE 179".
A cricket match which will last twenty-two
years would try even the patience of the enthusi-
asts who throng our large cricket grounds every
summer, but such a game is being steadily fought
out at Avondale Park, Galveston, between two ri-
val elevens, every member of which is over sixty
years of age. It was begun eight years ago; and
on the 4th of June every summer the two teams
meet and continue to play until a single wicket
falls, when stumps are immediately drawn until
the following summer. The possibility that death
may claim some of the players before the match is
over is of no account, for the team which can
place the greatest number of survivors in the field
fourteen years hence is to be declared the victor.
Equally remarkable was the cricket match of
two years' duration which was brought to a close
not long ago at Apia, in Samoa. Each si ,e con-
sisted of a hundred players, and as the game was
being played in aid of the building expenses of
the local church, every batsman was required to
put a shilling toward the fund before going to the
wicket, and when howled he was at liberty to go
in again on payment of a similar amount. The
financial result of this protracted contest was over
3,000, sufficient to liquidate the church debt.
A game of draughts has been played under very
peculiar circumstances between two Cornish fa-
milies for ihe last forty years, and is not finished
yet. Whenever a member of either house dies
the relatives meet at the deceased's home as soon
as the funeral rites are over, whereupon the two
eldest members continue the game until one of
the players loses a man. The position of the
draughtsmen on the board are then recorded and
the game postponed until death gives the signal
for reopening the tussle. Altogether nine differ-
ent players have so far been implicated in the
During the Franco-German war two lieutenants
in the latter army were enjoying a game of chess
in a French farmhouse near Thionville, when
suddenly a shell came through the window, and,
passing between the two players, scattered the
chessmen in all directions, but without doing ei-
ther of the officers any injury. So miraculous
was their escape that they there and then vowed
to meet on Nov. 2-the date of the battle-annu-
ally at a well-known restaurant in Berlin and
play a lengthy game, each opponent to have only
one move every alternate year.
For twenty-eight years the game was continued.
but four years ago only one of the officers put in
an appearance on the day appointed, and, having
waited for the rival for some time, he called
Stalemate !" and packing up the chessmen left
the place, knowing that his comrade was dead.
In the s8me way a game of chess has been in
progress between the chess club of Malvern, Tex.,
and that of Richeville, a small town in the south
of France, for the last ten years, and may lie said
to have only just begun. Each club is allowed one
move, which is flashed by cable between the two
continents every alternane year on Christmas Day,
and as both clubs are well matched there is every
prospect of the game being left for the next gene-
ration to decide.
The most remarkable game on record, however,
has been in progress for over a hundred years. In
1793 Count Francis of Bourbon, who was noted
for his skill at chess, made a wager with an aris-
tocratic rival that he would beat him at six games
running, one to be played on the anniversary of
the birthday every year. If he did not live to
carry out his boast his descendants would do it
for him, the money to be the reward of the side
which accomplished the feat. Although the
struggle has been drawn out to such an unexpect-
ed length, there is every prospect of its being
shortly terminated, and the prize, which has vast-
ly increased in value won, for last year the count's
descendants suffered their fourth consecutive de-
The stupid are often cunning, says the London
Spectator, and there is in the ignorant an undoubt-
ed tendency toward violence. The late Mr. Hut-
ton, a keen observer, attributed this to a con-
consciousness of mental weakness and a resultant
wish to manifest strength in some direction, and
so preserve self-respect. The educated are better
aware of consequences, and hence less liable to be
carried away by those fierce waves of excitement
which frequently attack the savage, and even the
lower classes of civilized societies. If a man can
talk his opponent down he is little likely to knock
him down. Ignorance is not by any means
synonymous with innocence, but, on the contrary
where ignorance predominates vice and crime
The experiment has been made at Aldershot of
painting guns and limbeis with the three primary
colors, red, blue and yellow, as it has been found
that guns thus painted harmonize with any kind
of background so well that at a short distance
they are difficult to locate. Six guns so painted
were placed on the Fox Hills, and the artillery
officers at Aldershot were invited to try to locate
them at about 3,000 yards with field glasses, but
although the officers knew thle direction, none
were able to locate them all. Some horse artillery
sent forward to engage the guns advanced to with-
in 1,000 yards before they located them. The
painting on the guns is seen at close quarters to
be in daublis and streaks.

Sir William Ilareonrt was once seeking a short
rest from political controversy on board a tnan-
of-war, and the captain, a very small man, insist-
ed upon Sir William occupying his private state-
room at niht. Unifortnnately, the steward:was
not not'fed of the arrangement, and next morn-
ing at 6 o'clock he brought a cup of coffee to the
captain's door. Knocking twice without receiv-
ing any answer, he hastily pushed open the door.
"Don't you wish your coffee, this morning,
Sir William gave a snore, and the steward was
amazed to see a huigo form turn over in the berth.
Smash went the cup and saucer, and the frightens
ed sailor tore off to the surgeon's room.
"For heaven's sake, sir," he gasped, "come to
thel captain lie's speechless and swollen to ten
times his natural size."-Tit-Bits.

"I attribute the happiness of women nowadays
to the university and the bicycle."-Miss Sellar
Lake, vice-principal of Lady Margaret College,

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MRS. SWAN begs to tender her thanks to
the Army, Navy, American and Civilian
visitors for the liberal patronage extended
to her for past years, and hopes by courtesy
and promptness to business to merit a con-
tinuance of the same.
This house is pleasantly located, command-
ing a beautiful view of the waters of the
Great Sound and Scaur
Places of interest in the neighbourhood.
N.B.-This House has been visited by Prince
George-which bears testimonials of the same.
December 16, 1902.

and most taking novelties.
Consignments of produce receive careful atten-
tion, and we give advances to any extent.
Prompt and painstaking attention to the in-
terests of correspondents, together with exceeding-
ly moderate charges, and plain and straightfor-
warddealings, have enabled us to maintain for the
greater part of a century, a reputation which we
value too much to allow it to be tarnisbedl y the
unsatisfactory execution of a single transaction.
Merchants & Manufacturers' Agents,
25, Abohurch Lane, London, E.C.
Correspondence Invited.
October 18, 1902.-12 m


WE wish to open accounts with
all bonafide Colonial Buyers who are not already
,on our books, and on receiving precise details of
their exact requirements, we shall lie pleased to
forward quotations for anj European or American
goods. Our reference books contain several mil-
lion names, and our extensive connection enables
us to make special terms with the most suitable
wholesale manufacturers of each class of goods, so
that even after adding our shipping commission of
1I to 5 per cent. (according to amount) our prices
still compare favourably with those of the manu-
We supply goods made specially to any style,
quality or price ; and on receipt of intent, with
full and clear instructions, and remittance of cash,
or produce to cover, our knowledge of the trade
enables us to place the order at once in the best
hands, and the goods are promptly forwarded.
We make up sample cases of most goods from
5 upwards ; and, as we utilise our long experience
in choosing such goods as are most likely to suit
the market for which they are intended, we confi-
dently recommend buyers to order these sample
cases, for by doing so they will obtain the latest

The Imperial,

Hamilton, Bermuda.

Strictly First=Class Private

Boarding House.
Apply to

The Royal Tonic and Digestive.
Sold by all Chemist Stores, &c.



Accounts collected throughout Bermuda.
Personal calls and prompt atten-
tion to all matters entrusted to me.
First class references.


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step down, your foot sinks
ilia Centresole, away from

es the shoe a size larger
your foot is widest, so the
r is never stretched out of

lift your foot, the insole
n the outsole, thus taking
the leather, preventing
id over running on sides.

hus retains shape and wears
se it is never over-stretched.


Slater Sho e"


Hotel Frascati


Large Verandah overhangs the water.
Excellent bathing, boating and fishing.
Hot and cold, fresh and sea-water baths in
the house. Everything strictly first-class.
Dining room and all bedrooms bright and
Special terms for 3 months or more
Up-to-date livery in connection with the Hotel ;
also good row-boats to hire, and a large life boat
to take parties on Harrington Sound ; this is a
most delightful trip and there are many places
of interest that no visitor to Bermuda should
miss ; persons not guests of the FRASCATI,
wishing to make this trip, should apply for the
boat a day or two is advance, it will accommo-
date 12 or 14 persons comfortably ; lunch sup-
plied on the boat or at the Hotel if required.
Eight o'clock suppers prepared to order.
OYSTERS in any style ; Fried soft-shell Crabs;
Broiled Lobster; Chicken a la Maryland;
Lobster a la Newburg ; Delicious Ice Cream
made of pure, sweet cream.
contains the best stock of cigars, cigarettes,
wines, liquors, cordials, etc., to be obtained
in Bermuda.
Telephone 230.
Cable Address "Frascati."
Dec. 9. 1902- t f.

Wanted at Once.

An Intelligent



Good wages and inducements to the right party.
Apply at once to
Hamilton, Dec. 20, 1902-tf.

.Store for Rent.

The store recently occupied by
Reid Street, West, is for

Apply to

December 20, 1902.

Reid Street, West.

The Shilling Green.

NO SET of Bermudr Stamps Complete, without
the obsolete on"-' ir Green, to be had only

at the


qamilton. Bermuda, December 18, 1900.


Pleasant Feature of'an
Afternoon's Outing is-

To Stop

At The Frascati

and have tea served
on the Verandah over
the water.

Near Flatts Bridge.
Dec. 9th, 1902.-tf.

Prepared only by


To the Public.
Having engaged the service of an Ex-
perienced Watchmaker and Optician to my
former staff in my repair department, I
am in a position to give promptness and
despatch to all kinds of repair, and satis-
faction guaranteed. Fitting of glasses
and spectacles. ,,
Testing of Eyes and Consultation FREE.
55, Front Street, Hamilton.
Dec. 15, 1902-tf.


The Bandmann Opera Co.
Will give Four Performances

Under the Patronage and Presence of His Excel-
lency the Governor and Lady Geary.
JANUARY 5, 6, 7, and 8, 1903.

Consisting of 35 Artistes.

Grand Opening Night, Monday, January 5,1903

The Toreador.
The great Gaiety success which has had an un-
interrupted run of 3 years and is still playing to
crowded houses at the Gaiety Theatre, London.
(By special arrangement with Mr. George
Tuesday, 6th January,

San Toy.
The great Daly's Theatre, London success which
ran for 3 years at Daly's Theatre, London.
(By special arrangement with Mr. George
Wednesday, 7th January.

The Belle of New York.
The world's record breaker. The most popular
musical comedy ever written. Which ran for
nearly 4 years at the Shaftesbury Theatre, London.
Thursday, 8th January.

A Runaway Girl.
Last night of the season. A great attraction.
Great Production of the successful musical comedy
from the Gaiety Theatre, London.
(By special arrangement with Mr. George

Reserved, 6/-; Second Seats 4/-; Gallery 2/.
Entirely New Scenery. New and Magnificent





Cane Handle-Cork on break, vei
pliable. On Sale at
The Ro-val Gazette Stationery Store,

Mr. Arthur Mann Purcell,
Formerly Deputy Organist of Ripan Cathedral
England, and Organist of Jesus College, Oxford
is prepared to give tuition in the following subjects
Singing, Pianoforte,
Organ, Harmony
and Counterpoint.
For Terms apply to
Cedar Avenue.
Dec. 30, 1902--1m
Colonist Copy.

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We have and are curing thousands, and we have
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wonderful cures. Send for particulars, enclosing
2 cent stamp for reply.
Address, DR. W. H. SAUNDERS & Co.,
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6 Valuable Building Lots


on the Serpentine Road,
Ten minutes walk from the City of Hamilton,
and about 200 yards West of the Cricket

THESE LOTS open directly out on the
public highway, have a solid surface level,
and have other advantages which should com-
mend them to intending builders.
Apply to
House and Land Agent,
Chancery Lane.
Hamilton, July 25, 1902, t.f.
(Colonist copy.)

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First Quarter 6 day 5 h 37 m p.m.
Proprietors-is published every Tuesday and
Saturday Morning at the Royal Gazette Press,
Office, North-West Corner of Reid and Burnaby
Streets, Hamilton.
JOHN F. EVE, Printer to the King's Most Excel-
lent Majesty.
Business Communications to be addressed LEE &
Communications for The Royal Gazette to be
addressed to The Editor of the Royal Gazette."
Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., printed at the shortest
Cable Address "Gazette:" Bermada
Agent at ST. GEORGE'S for the Royal Gazette '
MR. GEORGE D. BOYLE, Market Square.
Agent at SOMERSET, J. B. ZUILL, Esqr., J.P.
The Bermuda "Royal Gazette" is on file
IN LONDON-At the Imperial Institute; and at
the offices of Messrs Hopkins, Ford, Lee & Co.,
35 Great St. Helen's, London, E.C.
IN PHILADELPHIA, PA.-At the Museum, 13th
South Fourth Street.
IN NEW YORK.-At the offices of Messrs. Middle-
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Broad Streets ; and at the Law Offices of Messrs.
Patton, Stillman & Patton, 40 Wall Street.

Bibles, Prayer and Hymn Books-Latest Editions at The Royal Gazette Stationery Store.

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Strawberries & Ice Cream,
Cut Ftowers, etc.
Furnished apartments'to let on seaside
with or without board.
February 11, 1902.

A B C 4th and 5th Edition, and Western Union
Codes used.
W. Blackburn Smith,

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