Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
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Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Reuter's representative has had an interview
with Dr. Sven Hedin, the celebrated Swedish ex-
plorer, whom he met at Queenborongh on his
arrival in England, and who has lately returned
home after accomplishing what may justly be des-
scribed as the most remarkable land journey of
modern times. His travels in Central Asia occu-
pied three years and three days, and for two-and-a-
half years he was entirely cut off from all commu-
nication with the outer world. During this period
the explorer traversed at least 6000 miles of abso-
lutely unknown lands. The hardships encounter-
ed among the mountains, and especially in the
interminable sand wastes of the deserts, were at
times almost unendurable, and the caravan lost
heavily, both in men and animals. The Doctor,
however, is in the best of health, and says he is
none the worse for his experiences. During his
Expedition Dr. Sven Hedin made two attempts to
reach Lhassa, disguised- as a Mongolian pilgrim,
and succeeded in getting within one day's journey
of that mysterious centre, when he was turned
back. The results of the Expedition will prove of
the highest scientific value, as the explorer has
collected an immense amount of data, including a
map 1000 feet long, in 1149 sheets, and nearly
3000 photographs. The scientific data will take
several years to work at, and will be included in a
book of five volumes and an atlas of two volumes.
The general outline of the explorer's journey has
already been telegraphed to England ; but Dr.
Sven Hedin courteously gave to Reuter's represen-
tative, who travelled with him to London, some
fresh details of his remarkable experiences. IHe
said :-" The results of my Expedition, from a
geographical .point of view, are the mapping of
6000 miles of new country, and, in consequence, a
complete alteration of the existing charts of Cen-
tral Asia. The vexed question of the ancient Lake
Lob has also been finally disposed of, as I shall
show later. On its shores I have discovered ruined
cities and temples, and manuscripts which will
shed much light on the political and physical con-
ditions of the region in the Third Century. I
have determined the astronomical position of 113
places. To deal with the whole of the journey in
the limits of an interview is quite impossible ; but
I will give some of the most striking incidents of
my travels.
,"The hardest part of the Expedition was my ex-
periences in Thibet. During my second journey
from Charklik to Ladakh, which lasted eight
months, I lost nearly the whole of my caravan,
owing to the enormous altitudes at which we were
travelling. Some vague idea of this may be gath-
ered when I tell you that even in the valleys we
were'higher than the summit of Mont Blanc. The
mere act of breathing was most difficult, and on this
one trip four of my companions died simply for
this reason-they could not breathe. When we
came to our evening camping ground two of these
devoted followers were found stark dead on their
camels. The others died gradually from their feet
upwards, retaining their senses to the end, the
brain being the last tobe attacked. The experience
was weird and awful, and certainly the worst I
have ever had. I was not affected to the same de-
gree, but I was quite unable to march, and had to
remain immovable in the saddle the whole day,
even to unbutton one's coat meant acute pain and
tension to an overwrought heart, which, literally
was at the point of breaking. The poor animals,
too, suffered much. Out of 45 horses I lost 44,
and 30 out of 39 camels left their bones in these
terrible altitudes. My only safety lay in the fact
that I never left the saddle for a single moment
from morning till we pitched the camp in the even-
ing. Had I done so, my heart, too, would prob-
ably have given way, During this one Thibetan
journey of a thousand miles, icy gabls blew in our
faces the whole way. Bad as my former experi-
ences of the sand wastes of the Takhla Mekan
Desert were I would sooner endure them ten times
over than again cross Thibet.
"'The most difficult desert journey was from
Yangikul to the Cherchen Daria. The distance
was only 180 miles but it was one vast sea of sand,
with dunes from 300 feet to 400 feet high, and it
took us three weeks. The distance was double
that which was covered in my 1895 Expedition,
when I lost the whole of my caravan, except two
men and one camel. During this last journey the
mercury almost froze, the thermometer registering
33 degrees below zero, but on the whole the
weather conditions were favourable. I entirely
recognized the gravity of this trip, and so I only
had with me four Mohammedan companions, seven
camels, and one horse, and we all came through
except one camel. Of course, we never met a sin-
gle soul, for we were the first living beings to cross
this desert waste. Four of my camels were laden
with blocks of ice-for there was no water-and
two camels carried our supply of wood. Had one
or the other given out we should never have sur-
vived. My men were plucky and v would have fol-
lowed me anywhere, but as day after day the sand
dunes grew higher and higher, and the camels
sank a foot or more into the soil at every step, my
companions began to lose heart. We were but
half through when they said we should never come
out alive. Secretly I was of the same opinion,
especially as our ice and wood had almost gone.
Suddenly a change came and we were overjoyed
at the approach of heavy snowstorms. This en-
tailed hardship of another character, as we had ne
tent with us, and on waking in the morning we
had to dig ourselves out of the snow, but it sup-
plied us with water, and so enabled us to cross
this part of the Gobi desert, never before trodden
by man."
Speaking of his experiences near Lhassa, Dr.
Sven Hedin said :-" In the summer I made two
attempts to reach Lhassa. Leaving the bulk of my
caravan behind, on the first occasion I started off
with only two companions, four horses, and five
mules. We did not deceive ourselves as to the
risk we ran if we were caught. One of my com-
panions had been in Lhassa, and from him I
learned something of the place, and he-in fact,
all of us-had quite made up our minds that dis-
covery meant death. The city itself which is not
very extensive and consists mostly of temples,
would at that period of the year be very full, ow-
ing to the pilgrim caravans which go there during
the summer. The Dalai Lama, I was informed
was a man of great stature, 27 years of age, who
never leaves his house, where heis continually en-
gaged in his devotions. We disguised ourselves
as Mongolian pilgrims, and our 'get up' was per-
fect, but in this mysterious land it seems that
everything is known. We journeyed along quiet-
ly, little thinking that the isolated shepherds and
yak hunters we passed were watching us keenly,
and that they had sent off mounted messengers to
Lhassa, reporting that three strangers had left a
big caravan, and were travelling towards the place.
But on we went: no one molested us, and as we
neared our destination we continually passed col-

elections of black tents, whose inhabitants were t
suspicious but kind. So we got to within one v
day's ride of Lhassa, when one dark night we
were suddenly surrounded by Thibetans, all

.armed to the teeth, who told us that if we at-
tempted to move we should be killed. There
were many Lamas among our captors, and one
aged priest, who was kindness itself to us. On
making us prisoners the first thihg they did was
to request me to remove a pair of big black spec-
tacles. They said I was an Englishman, and as
such expected me to have blue eyes. But they
were surprised when mine were found to be dark.
We were kept close prisoners. Thirty-seven
guards were put round my tent, and there was a
perfect network of bonfires at night to prevent any
attempt at escape. Of course, we were helpless-
three unprotected men among hundreds of armed
Thibetans, but I think, even at this time, so long
after the event, my surprise at not being killed is
greater than my chagrin at being stopped from
carrying out my plan.
We were kept prisoners for five days while
they sent for the Governor of Naktchu to come
down and deal with us. Our captors persistently
refused all information about Lhassa, and de-
clined to say % hy we were stopped. They merely
replied that if we moved we should be killed. I
found them very ignorant, knowing nothing of
the outside world, but from what I saw and heard
I am convinced that their object in keeping up the
idea of the sanctity and isolation of Lhassa is based
on political, and not on religious grounds. At
the end of five days the Thibetan Governor arrived
accompanied by 67 high dignitaries, all on horse
back, and clad in the very richest garments.
They, too, insisted that I was an Englishman, and
told me that the Dalai Lama himself had sent
a message that I was well to be well treated and
supplied free of all cost with anything I wanted,
but that if I made the slightest show of resuming
my journey towards Lhassa I was to be killed.
Then they released us, escorting us to the frontier
of Naktchu with five officers and 20 soldiers.
Notwithstanding this experience, I soon made a
second attempt-this time with the whole of my
caravan. I travelled from a different direction,
but three days from Lbassa I was stopped by a
body of 500 cavalry, well armed with rifles,
swords, pikes and lances. This time I did not
look for any mercy, but again my treatment left
nothing to be desired. One of the officers told me
that he had a letter from the Dalei Lama to the
effect that the troops would lose their heads if I
went on. This force followed us for ten days, to
see that I did not make a thirdd attempt.. I am
quite sure that it is impossible for a European to
penetrate to Lhassa even in disguise. Now, of
course, the vigilance of the officials will be muo'i
greater than before."
The explorer then proceeded to give sm)e new
details concerning his visit to Lob Nor. "The
site of this ancient lake," he said, I found to be
merely a dried-up depression. The desolation
was awful, and there was no sign of organic life of
any kind. It was a dead country. On the Nor-
thern shores I discovered ruined temples aud
houses with high towers. I found four villages
on one direct line within a few miles of oue
another. There were remains of wide streets, and(
the ruins showed that some of the temples must
have been very fine structures. Among the ruins
I found cart wheels, iron axes, great jars of clay,
and a number of manuscripts written in ordinary
Chinese, which I proved to be 1600 years old.
One of these letters, which I deciphered, was from
an official saying that an Army with forty officers
was to arrive at that place, and making arrange-
ments for its reception on the shore of Lob Nor.
The dreariness of the neighbourhood was en-
hanced by the bleached remains of immense
forests. Many of the dead trees were standing up,
but in the majority of cases they were prone onl
the ground. They were as brittle as glass."
There is no doubt ,that 1600 years ago a great
postal highway extending from Peking to Kashgar
existed-probably the longest road in the world.
Dr. Sven Hedin also had some weiid experi-
ences in the vicinity of the Dead Sea, which he
discovered in Eastern Thibet. "This was," he
said, of enormous extent, but not very deep. I
navigated its waters in my little collapsible boat
through some terrible gales, in some of which we
almost lost our lives. It contains an incredible
quantity of salt, of which the bottom is an un-
broken crust. Oar boat, oars, dresses, everything
were as white as snow, and the water, when drop-
ped on the ground, formed into white globules.
All around was a howling wilderness. During
this part of my journey another of my attendants
died -an Afghan-whom, poor fellow, we found
dead on his camel, having met his end in the same
mysterious manner as some of my other com-
panions."-London Standard, Dec. 8.
4 *
Mark Twain, the famous humorist, recently
felt troubled about the all-important subject of
his obituaries. What would people say of him
after he had crossed to the Other Side ? He saw
with consternation the awful folly of departing
before the notices were correctly edited, and felt
that the only reasonable method of assuring the
proper supervision of such matter was to edit it
himself. So he wrote the following letter to
"Harper's Weekly," marked "Advertising
Columns." It duly appeared :-
To the Editor.
Sir : I am approaching seventy ; It is in sight;
it is only three years away. Necessarily I must
go soon. It is but matter-of-course'wisdom, then,
that I should begin to set my worldly house in
order now, so that it may be done calmly and
with thoroughness, in place of waiting until the
last day, when, as we have often seen, the at-
tempt to set both houses in order at the same time
has been marred by the necessity for haste and by
the c infusion and waste of time arising from the
inability of the notary and the ecclesiastic to work
together harmoniously, taking turn about and
giving each other friendly assistance-not perhaps
in fielding, which could hardly be expected,
but at least in the minor office of keeping game
and umpiring ; by consequence of which conflict
of interests and absence of harmonious action a
d'aw has frequently resulted where this ill-fortune
could not have happened if the houses had been
set in order one at a time and hurry avoided by
beginning in season and giving to each the
amount of time fairly and justly proper to it.
In setting my earthly house in order I find it of
moment that I should attend in person to one or
two matters which men in my position have long
had the habit of leaving wholly to others, with
consequences often most regrettable. I wish to
speak of only one of these matters at this time-
Obituaries. Of necessity, an Obituary is a thing
which cannot be so judiciously edited by any han l
as by that of the subject of it. In such a work it
is not the Facts that are of chief importance,
but the light which the obiturist shall throw
upon them, the meanings which he shall dress
them in, the conclusions which he shall draw from
them and the judgments which he shall deliver

upon them. The Verdicts, that is the dangerline.
In considering this matter, in view of my ap-
proaching change, it has seemed to me wise to take

such measures as may be fe ble to acquire by
courtesy of the Press access t my standing obit-
u'ries, with the privileges--i this is not asking
too much-of editing, not their Facts, but their
Verdicts. This, not for ptjseat profit, further
than as concerns my family, but as a favourable
influence usable on the Otlher ide, where there
are some who are not friendly to me.
With this explanation w my inmotives, I will
now ask yoi of your courtesy to make an appeal
for me to the public Press. It is my desire that
such journals and periodicals as have obituaries of
me lying in their pigeon-holes, with a view tosud-
den use some day, will notivaii longer, but will
publish them now, and send me a marked
copy. My address is simply New York.
I will correct them-not tle Facts, hut the Ver-
dicts-striking out such clause as could have a
deleterious influence on the Other Side, and re-
plaeing them with cla.uses of a more judicious
character. I should, of course, expect to pay
double rates for both the omission and the substi-
It is my desire to leave these Amended Obitu-
aries neatly bound behind me as a perennial con-
solation and entertainment to my family, an.l as
an heirloom which shall have a mournful but def-
initecommercial value for my remote posterity.
I beg, sir, that you will insert this Advertise-
ment and send the Bill to yours very respectfully,
P.S.-For the best Obitnary-one suitable for
me to read in public, and calculated to inspire
regret-I desire to offer a Prize, consisting of a
Portrait of me done entirely by myself in pen and
inkwithout previous instruction. The ink war-
ranted to be of the kind used by the very best

The Archduke Joseph Ferdinand, who went,
says Reuter's Berlin correspondent, to Geneva to
endeavour to induce his fugitive brother and sis-
ter to return, has himself been much talked about
owing to an affair with an actress, who, finding
marriage impossible, broke off all relations with
him. According to "Die Zsit," on one occasion
King George, then the Crow.i Prince, discovering
a volume of Nietzsche in his daughter-in-law's
room, tore it into a hundred pieces. At the
Court of Dresden all the works of Zola, Tolstoy,
and certain other authorsr*e strictly prohibited.
All reports tend to confirmn the assertion that the
Crown Princess was the exact opposite of her hus-
band, who, it is stated, wap roi h and harsh in
his manner. It is added that she has been unhap-
py for a long time past. The Lokalanzeiger"
says that the Archduke Leopold Ferdinand and
his sister, the Crown Princess, discovering that
each desired to marry niorganatically, agreed to
help one another, and so arangad to flee together.

Jackson | Harcourt
7 II 9i

Mrs. Jackson.

Miss Harcourt.

Manicure, Shampoo,
Chiropody and

(One door North of London Drug Store.)



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

Real Estate For Sale
by Public Auction on

Friday the 23rd January 1903,
at 3.30 p.m. on the premises.
All that certain parcel of laud- estimated to con-
tain one acre, bounded on the north by land now
or late of Mgagaret Keith Gilbert; on the cast by
land of William Alexander Swan; on the south by
land of Israel Wilson;and on the West by lands of
Daniel White and William Harvey, with the cot-
tage thereon erected.
At 4 p.m. on the Premises.
All that certain parcel of land estimated to cmn-
tain one acre one rood and five perches bounded on
the North by land now or late in the occupation
or possession of Henry Simmons; on the south by
the waters of the Scaur; on the East by lands in
the occupation or possession of Maria Bean and
Mary Jane Bean; and on the west by land now
or late of Margaret Keith Gilbert, with the large
unfinished building thereon erected. A portion of
the above parcels of land can be divided and sold
into lots to suit purchasers if so desired.
For further particulars apply to H. Villiers
Hamilton, Bermuda, Jan. 12, 1903.-2 t.o.
Colonist 17 and 21.


By Public Auction

On Thursday the 22nd January 1903,
At 3.30 p.m. on the premises.
ALL THAT certain lot of land denominated lot
number 5 of the Fifth Longitudinal Street of the
said City with the Cottage thereon and the appur-
tenances thereto belonging.
For further particulars apply to
Hamilton, Bda., Jan. 13-2 T o
Colonist 14 & 21,

To Inquirers and Readers of Glad-
stone B. C. Smith's Advertisements.
The question has often been asked: Is not this
Smith the Carpenter ? To all making this inquiry
I ans.ver, yes; and will now proceed to give a
sketch of my career as a manufacturer of
I hive been engaged in the manufacture of fur-
niture and
for SIX YEA RS and have won a good reputation,
first in the Piano anl Oigan trade from Mr. John
Franklin, tiuner and repairer, with whoni I was
engaged to make and refit block actions, and key-
boards, to helan and repair sets of ivory and cellu-
loid, to rebuild hellows, reservoirs, and reed-cases,
and to make good all defective paits; 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
ire 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.
IHamilton, January 3, 1903.

The Imperial,

Hamilton, Bermuda.

Strictly First-Class Private

Boarding House.


Apply to

WM. WEISS & Co.,

V1*010GRA manaERS

Photo Materials,
(Near Royal Gazette Office.)

FINISHERS for the Amateurs of refined taste.
Photographs unprecedented in style and finish.

The Finest Views of Bermuda

Framed Pictures of Bermuda.

Everything in the Photographic line.
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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 in 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.

Beechams Pills

-5-02. T.o. 12 m.

"Gather thistles,

aunt "bargain
sales" and expect dis-

Good things don Purcelldt

nsFormerly Deputrancey Organist of Ripan Cathdral

havSinging, Pianoforte,
and oThe Slater Shoeint.

S. NE30,ME 1902-m THE TO WER.

HamColonist Copy.
Mr. Arthur Mann Purcell,

Formerly Deputy Orgleasanist of ipature o anCathdral
England, and Organist of Jesus College, Oxford
isAf prepared to give tuition in the follow ing subjects
Singing, PIanoforte,
OrgAt The rasatrnon
and Counterpoint.
For Terms apply to
Cedar Avenue.
Dec. 30, 1902-1m
Colon te st Copy.

Pleasant Feature of an
Afternoon's Outing is-

At The Frascati
and haveospitalea served
on the Verandah over
the water.
Near Flauserts orie.
Dec. 9tb, 1902.-tf.

of the Absolute Purity

and Great

Economy of Bovril

is proven by hng stimule fact that over five
hundred hospitals a nd kindred
public institutions, including all
mograt important in ths United
Kinedom, are regular users of
preparovaionl. Such a practical public
endorsement is conclusive evidence

G. U. of the absolute purity of o. uvril,
A fll and of its greatmbers is req a nourish-
Instaing stimulantter of in convalsce will come be-
BySo unanimous a vrderict, and so
great a tes-imonial, has never
before beea given to any similar
preparation.VEY EDODSO, P.S.

January 17, 1903-2
G. U. o. ofO. F.:


A full Iattendance of members is requested at the
regular rueeting on Wednesday Next, the 2ist

January 17, 1903.-2



Gibbs' Hill Light Station at Bermuda between
the llth and 18th January 1903; height
above the sea being 246 feet at base, where
the Register is kept.


General Remarks

Ocst, hazy *
Fine, .morning
Fine, [squally
Fine. f
Unstd. squally.
Fine. t

E(6Fnng thick, squally.
Morniug and night, squally.
1 Morning and evening squally ,
S' Keeper.

Hamilton, January 20, 1903.

The King'sIAccession.*.s-
Thursday next will be the second! anniversary
of tlhe Accession of His Most Gracious' Majesty
King Edward VII. From how many loyal hearts
will the petition ascend on Thursday
"Send him victorious,"
Happy and glorious
Long to reign over us

For some time back the name of.'Morocco has
been figuring somewhat conspicuously in the Ca-
ble Despatches; and fragments of news tell of
battle and famine, rebellion, sedition, disloyalty
and disorganization. Forecasts have been made
as to what attitude France and Spain will assume,
what Great Britain will do or not suffer to be
done'and]so on. But only the: vaguest notion
can be thus obtained as to the trouble now afoot.
A Pretender is anxious to mount the throne from
which its present occupant does not wish to des-
cend : and a fight is the consequence of this dispa-
rity of wishes. In Tangier, the diplomatic capi-
tal of the country, all the flags of Europe and
America float over their respective consulates ; but
not one of the powers represented can do any-
thing to introduce modern ideas. They sit watch-
ing one another, each anxious to absorb the tempt-
ing morsel, but deterred by a wholesome dread of
all the others.
The modern Morocco includes the ancient Mau-
ritania which was in the possession of the Romans,
wrested from them by the Vandals under Gense-
ri in the fifth; and overrun by the Arabs in the
eleventh century. The present dynasty of em-
perors who claim lineal descent from the Prophet
obtained the ascendency in the sixteenth century.
When Charles II of England married Catherine
of Portugal the fortress of Tangier was made over
to England as a part of her dowry, but the merry
monarch gave it up afterwards for sake ,of. econo-
my. England had cause to- regret Charles's ex-
travagance and the British Empire has reason for
regretting the economic fit whichled him to aban-
don Tangier.
Ever since Spain expelled the Moors from their
last stronghold in Europe she has regarded her-
self as the rightful inheritor of Morocco when the
time comes ; France has a big and expensive colo-
ny next door to the dominions of his Shereefian
majesty, and Great Britain not only has impor-
tant commercial interests in Morocco and draws
her supplies for Gibraltar from Tangier but is al-
so ever mindful of Nelson's utterance-" Tangier
must either remain in the hands of a neutral Pow-
er like Morocco, or England must hold it." War
with France might make the possession of Tan-
gier of the first importance ; for "thence Gibraltar
could be coaled and victualled, and thus the
French fleet cut in two.
Meanwhile the Sultan who is Commander of
the Faithful and is pleased to consider himself a
mighty monarch rules over a country of practi-
cally unbounded natural resources. But one half
of the territory is peopled by savage tribes, whom
he is powerless to control, whilst in the other half
the Sultan robs the chiefs of the provinces, [the
chiefs rob the inhabitants of the towns, the towns-
folk rob the peasants, the peasants rob one an-
other, the Jews rob wholesale and are robbed in
turn and so on ad infinitum.
So long as the Powers maintain:their present at-:
titude towards one another so long will reform be
delayed in Morocco.e The advisers of his Sheree-
fian Majesty are astute enough to trade on Euro-
peani international jealousies; and-in consequence,
notonly is Morocco probably the worst governed
country on earth but it is absolutely a disgrace to'
the twentieth century.
Yet if a little mutual confidence could some-;
how be introduced into its counsels it is surpris-
ing what might be effected by a United Europe
even in Morocco. On one occasion and only one
were the representatives of the powers united,
and they attained their object'at once and'with-;
out the. lightest troUible. That was a few years;
ago, when Sir Arthur Nicholson succeeded in get-;
ting all the representatives of the'Powers 'to bring!
pressure upon the Sultan in order to effect some
improvement in the condition of the prisons and
the treatment of the prisoners. It is a part of the
Sultan's prerogative that he may at any time im-
prison any of his subjects';7but:the: prerogative
did not until recently impose it as a duty that the,
prisoners be fed or their dungeons cleaned and:
whitewashed. Sir Arthur Nicholson, however,
caused a new interpretation to be put upon the&
prerogative, and though things are still bad,
enough in the;[more remote prisons, a great re-:
form has been effected.
It may be that the present disturbance will
afford some opportunity fer modelling the admin-
istration of affairs in Morocco in conformity with.
western civilization.

1 Restorationiof the OraiigeTreesjin Bermuda
F. By yesterday's mail we received a communica-
tion from'Professor A. E. Verill on the subject of
estoring the orange trees in Bermuda. Ii his
letter, which a plrars in this issue, Professor Ver-
rill'recommenids grafting and indicates the treat-
ment that ought to be used to get rid of the scale
on the trees to be employed as stocks. At all
events thl experiment ought to be made ; and if
once tried it will, we fully believe, prove quite
sucessful. We hope yet to see oranges and
lemons as plentiful as they -were forty years ago.

Bottle Paper.
4 \ Bottle Paper belonging to tbe U. S. Hydro-
grapbic Office was picked up on Saturday at Port
Royal, South Shore, by Captain John Hill. It
had beeu thrown overboard by Capt. G. Cafiero
of the Italian steamer Diunamare on the 19th ult.
in latitude 34 05/ N., longitude 64 25/ W.
These papers are supplied to vessels by the Xt. c.
Hydrographic Office and contain directions in
seven languages. They furnish valuable informa-
tion as to ocean currents.

Under The Speedy Trials Act 1902.
George Edward Smith was brought before His
SHonour the Chief Justice on Wednesday last, hav-
inig been committed for trial on a charge of ob-

training money on false pretences. The prisoner
.who is )on ex-prisoner-of-war, having elected to be
itrjedtbefore the Court without a jury was arraign-
el.~id pleaded guilty. Sentenced of. three calendar
*mlti'ffiptlieonment with hard labour in Ham-
iltoD Gaol was imposed.

St. James's Church Choir Guild.
An entertainment was given by the above men-
tioned Guild and their friends, on Thursday last,
in the schoolroom adjoining the Church at Som-
Mr. W. Godfrey, choirmaster, had prepared a
full and varied programme for the delectation
the assembled company for whom the room wa0
far too small, there being scarce standing-spac/
for a large number.
The children sang a couple of choruses to the
delight of their parents and friends and the young-
sters and their leader, Mr. Godfrey, were rewarded
with a round of applause. Miss Alice Henderson
recited well a taking little item "When Papa's
sick," her delivery was perfectly clear and her
manner quite natural; she should attempt some-
thing more difficult next time. Miss Lottie Lines
sang I dreamt of a lover tall and fair". This
lady has a powerful voice and gave full effect to
this pretty song. Miss Melita Whitecross appear-
ed in an appropriate costume to sing "The Gipsy"
with a tambourine accompaniment; this item ap-
peared to give general satisfaction. Mr. J. Wil-
liams sang a good song 0 promise me," which
was certainly a fine musical effort, but would have
had greater effect if this gentleman possessed a
stronger voice. A monologue for the young peo-
ple which Mr. Bone delivered was much appre-
ciated. Miss Petherbridge was the star of the
evening. We believe we are correct in saying
this was the first time this lady has sung in pub-
lic in Bermuda; we venture to hope it is only
the beginning. On this occasion Miss Peth-
erbridge sang "The Holy City", her full rich
voice filling the little building as if anxious
to ,,oar beyond, it was indeed an excellent render-
ing of this delightful song. This lady also charm-
ed her hearers with a lullaby song Doan't ya
cry my honey." It was alike pleasing and effec-
tive, and provoked as in the former song an en-
core, the lady vocalist responded smilingly with
her thanks and despite continued applause the au-
dience had to be content with that.
Mr. Clifford Whitecross sang a song in character,
"I'm a Plumber." He sang it very well and no
doubt under certain conditions it would be a wel-
come addition to a programme, but we question the
propriety of singing this song at a Church Guild
Mrs Godfrey gave a capital recitation A cure
for love," this was an exceptionally good item,
and marks this lady as a clever elocutionist. Miss
Maud Crook sang "Summer showers" very
sweetly, she has a very winning voice and nice
presence. Mr. Kaberry as a mandolinist was very
enjoyable, and his impersonations of various ac-
tors from the Tragedian to the "Funny man"
was rather amusing up to a certain point, but be-
yond that it fell somewhat in the general estima-
tion, possibly it was its very unexpectedness that
unsettled the audience who were anxiously wait-
ing all the time to hear something of Chevalier"
or Gus Allen," at any rate the people of Somer-
set came to the conclusion that they were getting
more than they bargained for. At the close Mr.
Godfrey thanked those friends who had assisted at
the Concert, not forgetting Mrs. Bone the accom-
panist, and said he hoped to secure a larger hall
for the next or succeeding concert.

Temperance Recreation Room tor

An attempt is being made by the Ivy Leaf mem-
bers of Lodge of Good Templars to provide a means
whereby the youth and others of Somerset may
find a place of rest, recreation and refreshment,
on Temperance lines. A suitable place has been
obtained in the building lately occupied by the
Odfellows in Mangrove Bay.. -I is the object of
the promoters to provide English papers and peri-
odicals, also the local papers, games and other
forms of amusement, tea and coffee, temperance
drinks, cakes, &c. ; in fact it may well be called
a Temperance Club.
That such an Institution is required in the
growing neighbourhood of Somerset, there is
abundant evidence, and we imagine it will prove
of incalculable value to the community.
A number of friends and well-wishers have al-
ready coutributad to give the Club a start, and it
is intended by the Good Templars to put the neces-
sary machinery in motion almost immediately. A
Committee will be formed to see to the proper
conduct of the place and everything will be done
to ensure the.exclusion of anything of an objec-
tionable nature.
It is not intended that this Club or Recreation
Room shall be confined to Good Templars, or pre-
cisely to Temperance people, but a welcome will
be given to any who desire to patronize it, the
only recommendation being good behaviour.
We wish the organizers a large measure of suc-
cess in their laudable undertaking.

Epworth League Social Concert.
Last Tuesday, like the previous one,
when the Concert was only partially car-
ried out, was very boisterous all day and
although it cleared up somewhat towards
evening it was sufficiently unsettled to pre-
vent a number of people from leaving their
homes, and in consequence there was not the large
audience there generally is at, these popular enter-
tainments. Those who braved the elements were
fortunate, for a capital programme had been ar-
ranged by Mr. E. J. Holman, who had charge of
the arrangements on this occasion.
The programme was as follows :-
Violin Solo, Andante Religioso, ('Ihome)
Mr. W. R. Neighbour.
Song, The Sexton (Russell) Mr. E. Holman.
Piano Solo The Sweet By-and-by (Wyman)
Miss Elise Bates.
Recitation, Miss Edith help things along (Bret
Harte) Miss Anmnie King.
Song, The Holy City Mr. T. Cochrane.
Organ Solo, Jubilante (Steane) Mr. E. J. Holman.
Violin Solo, Just one Girl (Udall)
Miss Grace Holman.
Song, Selected Mr. T. Cochrane.
Piano Solo, Morning Prayer (Stearbog)
Miss Elsie Bates.
Monologue, What a little boy thinks (John Paul)
Mr. W. Bone.
Violin Solo, Intermezzo (Mascagni)
Mr. W. R. Neighbour.
Song, The Chorister (Sullivan) Mr. E. Holman.
SIt was regretted that Mr. Cochrane was unable to
be present to sing his songs, but by the kindness
of Captain Sheppard, Naval Ordnance Officer, who
loaned his Gramophone, several good selections
were manipulated, by Mr. E. J. Holman, and
these items were intensely appreciated.
Miss Elise Bates, quite a little girl took part in
these concerts for the first time and created a

most favourable impression. She played accurate-
ly and with much expression. For so young a
beginner it was indeed remarkably good and
evoked general applause which must have been
alike gratifying to the little lady and her tutor,
Miss Nellie Barrett.
Mr. W. Neighbour delighted the audience with
his selections on the violin as was to be expected
from this accomplished performer. Miss Annie
King recited splendidly "Edith help. things
along". Mr. Bone helped things along a bit by
being the understudy for Edith's young man.
Miss King was encored and responded with an-
other taking piece, The troubles of a wife-
poor Annie." Mr. E. Holman, Senior, sang as
well and truly as ever and received a well merit-
ed enocre, while his little daughter Grace was
alike rewarded for her pretty rendering of a violin
selection "Just one girl". She is a clever and
charming youthful violinist and was a general fa-
vourite with the audience.
Mr. Bone gave some idea of What a little
boy thinks," which was most amusing and took
on well. Mr. Hawking and Miss Nellie Barrett
were the accompanists of the evening and receiv-
ed a cordial vote of thanks, move I by the Rev.
Joseph Hale in a eulogistic little speech, which
embraced thanks to the audience for their contin-
ued support. Of course the collection was not for-
gotten, neither was the contributors backward in

making it, judging by the look of the collecting
baskets as they were banded in.
After singing "God Save the King" the com-
pany dispersed, happy with their pleasant even-
ing's entertainment, to face the north wind on
he way to their homes.

To Restore he Orange Trees.
To the Editor of Thew yal Gazette.
The question has boen asked me, many times:
What can be done to'estore the orange trees in
Bermuda? Therefore I wish to say, through your
columns, that it is not necessary to cut down and
destroy the wild or half wild native trees to get
rid of the Scale-insects, as some seem to imagine,
providing they are in suitable places to grow. I
have, in your issue of Dec. 16tb, given some of the
best remedies used in the United States with suc-
cess, on a vast scale, to destroy such insects, in
large orchards of botb old and young trees.
But there remainsanother good plan that could
easily be followed. Native wild orange trees that
bear inferior fruit can be easily grafted with
scions from choice varieties. Small trees can be
cut off entirely, like ordinary nursery stock, and
grafted near the base, as is often done in this
country,-after frosts for instance. Or large
trees can have all the limbs-or most of them,-
cut off and grafted. -If such trees should have
any scale insects on them, the tops and leaves
should be burned at once. It would then be a
small matter to destroy any scales that may be
found on the trunk and naked branches. This
can easily be done with any stiff hand-brush, like
a blacking brush, and strong soap-suds, preferably
made with whale-oil eoap, or with kerosene emul-
sion, 1 part to 8 or ten of water, brushed over the
bark vigorously, and then rinsed off with water,
or wiped off, to prevent injury to buds. Of
course great care should be taken to use scions
that are free from all Scale-insects. Some prefer
budding to grafting orange and lemon trees,
but either will do well if properly done. In this
way hundreds of trees, now useless, could be
made to produce excellent fruit. Undoubtedly
this is well known to many in Bermuda, but
many others do not seem to know how easily it
can be done.
/ It may not be generally known in Bermuda that
.ad the "navl oranges" in the United States
and elsewhere are the progeny of one single tree,
-an accidental splo-1.,-wlhich is still living in
the grounds of theTU S. Department of Agricul-
ture at Washington, D.C. It has been propagated
by grafting and budding till there are now tens of
thousands of such trees bearing fruit.
/ Very respectfully,
Yale University,
New Haven, Conn.,
Jan. 14th, 1903.

Margaret's Stratagem."
To the Editor of The Royal Gazette.
My "notice" of-"Margaret's Stratagem," which
was printed in THE RbYAL GAZETTE of Jan. 10th
having given rise to a good deal of comment ; pos-
sibly, a few remarks on the subject of criticism on
amateur performances, might be of interest, if
published in your valuable paper.
The fact that a notait-, hot altogether compli-
mentary, should have been written about an ama-
teur performance, seems to have caused surprise
and indignation in certain quarters, and even
pity for the writer.
One may well ask, why is this? Why in Ber-
muda should these performances be considered
exempt from impartial criticism? In connection
with the notice" -referred to it has been said
that adverse criticism is unkind, and hard upon
those who t:ke so much trouble to "get up" a
Why so? Have not the audiences sat through
the performance? .
Have not the perfbraiers had the opportunity
of displaying their powers ?
The money for charitable purposes has been
collected. For what other purpose could those
energies have been expended ?
Why, again, unkind?
Should not future possible, if not very probable,
audiences be protected, at the hardly possible cost
of the feelings of one or two persons ?
Are the objections raised sufficient reason for
allowing self deception on the part of the unfit"
and for encouraging similar offences?
Is it really imagined that the energies expend-
ed are solely and entirely for the entertainment
of others and for charitable purposes ?
If this were so; What :a sublime idea What
self sacrifice but how pure and simple must be
the mind of one who can imagine this !
Is it imagined that some people go twice or
thrice to these performances because the latter are
S so awfully good ?I'
Equally simple thought!
The question may be asked : what good can ad-
verse criticism effect ? spme possible good has al-
ready been hinted at.
If, which is by no means certain, the "would
be amateur actor is not quite incurable, and if
one out of a hundred of the "unfit" is prevented
from offending again, then it may safely be assert-
ed that the criticisms which bring about that re-
sult, are fully justified.
Surely impartial criticism is more wholesome
than notices-such for example as those written of
the Pantomime, lately produced in St. Georges-
notices which are either grossly flattering, or leni-
ently vague.
Of course, criticism inspired by spite, cannot be
defended, "o which these remarks are not intend-
ed to refer.
The sort of notices mentioned above, sometimes
called "perfectly lovely," are, no doubt excellent
for the purpose of sending away, to enable friends
of those mentioned therein to be delightfully de-
ceived; but what other good purpose do they
serve ?
On the other hand how much harm they can do!
For example: after some of the notices of the
Pantomime, if there is no counteracting influence,
what is to save St. Georges from a performance by
novices of some play which old (amateur) stagers
would not dare to attempt ?
Without impartial criticism, what is to counter-
act the misplaced encouragement of too sympa-
thetic friends?
What is to reduce the swelling of the head of
flattered youth ? or the conceit of the" incurable?"
One more question; Why not attempt to im-
prove Amateur theatricals, as well as other things
in Bermuda? The roads, for example are not im-
proved by being described as "very good," but
they are improved by criticism and by putting the

best material procurable in the right places.
By all means, let amateur performances he en-
couraged, but cannot the "coat be cut to suit
the "cloth? "

Jan. 18, 1903.

Yours faithfully,

Marine Court of Inquiry.
A Court of Inquiry under "The Wreck Act" has
been appointed by H. E.'-the Governor, upon the
representation of J. S. Darrell, Esq., Netherlands
Consul, to inquire into the circumstances attending
the grounding of the Dutch steamer "Doordrecht, 1
while entering St. Geeage's Harbour on the 4th
inst:-PRESIDENT: The Wor. J. I. Smith, P. M.
MEMBERS: Lieut. Evans, R. N., A. U. Worth-
ington, Esq,, R. N. Dockyard.

flails per S. S. Trinidad.
Mails per R. M. S. Trinidad for the United
Kingdom, Dominion of Canada, Newfoundland,
and the United States oose at the Post Office
Hamilton on Saturday next 24th instant at
8.30 a.m. i
Supplementary Mails at 9.30 a.m.

The late M. A. Il. Frith.
Mr. M. A. M. Frith for more than a generation
filled the office of Police Magistrate at Hamilton
to which he was appointed in 1863. He acted at
many Parliamentary and Municipal elections as
Returning Officer. He was Auditor of the Savings
Bank, and a member of the Audit Board from its
establishment in 1883. He was in the Commis-
sion for taking the Census of these Islands, and
was appointed in not a few Commissions of en-
quiry. He was a Churchman who gave up con-
siderable time to prevailing Church objects, being
for some years an active Churchwarden in Pem-
broke Parish. Mr. Frith was well versed in Com-
mercial Law, and his general legal knowledge was
good, while his general information was extensive,
his judgment was always clear, and his industry
not a little remarkable in attending to the variety
of duties devolved on him. The public services
which he so long and ably rendered were unfor-
tunately not recognized as they would otherwise
have certainly been, owing to the unfortunate
complications which grew out of the mismanage-
ment of the St. George's Branch of The Bermuda
Savings Bank. It was a matter of regret that cir-
cumstances so clouded the last years of Mr. Frith's
official career for which he had to be held respon-
sible, that his long services had to be passed over
without any special recognition. The public,
however, will not soon forget him so long and
faithfully serving their best interests. In Mr.
Frith's demise we lose a strong link in the chain
that connects us with the past.

The Troopship Sunda.
The Sunda which left Southampton on the 3rd
inst. arrived in Grassy Bay yesterday at b.30 a.m.
Throughout the voyage extremely stormy weather
was encountered and fiddles had to be used on the
tables from the time the vessel left Southampton
until she made Bermuda. She brings 206 men of
the Worcestershire Regiment, a relief crew for
H.M.S. Indefatigable, 25 men of the R. G.A., and
300 men as guard for Boer convicts. A case
of scarlet fever on board having been reported, the
ship was placed under quarantine of observation
for some hours, hut pratique was granted at 1 p.m.
The patient was removed to Watford Island and
isolated. The Worcestershires disembarked yes-
terday ; the men of the R. G. A. will disembark
It is probable that the Sunda will sail to-mor-
row afternoon for South Africa with the Boer con-
victs and those who have taken the oath of alle-
giance, about 300 in all.
W. T. Jameb & Co. are Agents.

Police Court.-Hamtilton.
[Before His Worship R. W. APPLEBY, J.P.
Police Magistrate.]
19th Jan., 1903.
Otto Sodagreene, a boy living with his family in
Paget, was charged with stealing 1 5 5J from
the residence of Mr. F. L. Godet. From the evi-
dence it appeared that at about 1 p.m. on Wednes-
day, 14th inst., Mrs. Godet left two sovereigns on
the dressing-table in her bedroom, and also 5s 51d
in two small savings banks, which belong to her
children, and which were standing in a cupboard
in the same room. About an hour later on re-
turning to the room Mrs. Godet discovered that one
sovereign and the money from the two banks was
missing. The defendant had been on the prem-
ises about that time and Mrs. Godet having her
suspicions aroused made some enquiries in the
neighbourhood, and ascertained that the defend-
ant had endeavoured, but failed, to change a sove-
reign at an adjacent grocery store, whereupon she
laid the present information. The defendant sub-
sequently hired a bicycle for 2s., went to Hamil-
ton, bought a football at the "Tower," and paid
for it with a sovereign, receiving the change. The
defendant throughout denied the theft ard stated
that his brother had given him a sovereign to buy
a football and that his mother, brother and sister
could prove this. The two latter were accordingly
called and testified that on the morning of the
14th there had been some talk as to the purchase
of a football and that the brother had given the
defendant a sovereign to buy one. There were
however discrepancies between the defendant's
statement as to where 1his conversation took place
and the statements of his brother and sister, but
they both positively asserted that the defendant
had received a sovereign on that morning. The
boys' mother also stated that she heard some talk
about buying a football but she could not say
whether the defendant had received any money.
Mrs. Godet being recalled said that Mrs. Soda-
greene had told her that the defendant had re-
ceived a ten-shilling piece from his brother. A
nurse in the employ of Mrs. Godet testified that she
met the defendant on Wednesday and asked him
to whom the football belonged and he had then
stated that it belonged to a boy named Joynes from
whom he had hired the bicycle. His Worship in
summing up said that on the evidence for the
prosecution, there was a strong presumption
that the defendant was guilty of the crime
with which he was charged, but that he felt bound
to take notice of the evidence produced on behalf
of the defence, which, if true, showed that the de-
fendant was in lawful possession of a sovereign
on that day. His Worship having dealt with the
evidence in detail stated that be was not quite
prepared to say that the evidence for the defence
was false, although there certainly were discrepan-
cies in it which had not been explained, but he
came to the conclusion that this evidence had im-
ported into the case a certain element of doubt,
and of that doubt the defendant was by the law of
England, entitled to the benefit, and he would
therefore give it to him. The defendant was then
Dunavan A. C. Davis was charged with being
drunk and disorderly. He pleaded guilty and a
fine of 10/ and costs was imposed, with an alterna-
tive of 7 days hard labour.
John Healy was charged with stealing a scarf
from the Police Station, the property of P. C.
Smith. The defendant pleaded guilty. Two pre-
vious convictions having been proved the defen-
dant was sentenced to be imprisoned for two cal-
endar mouths with hard labour.

Extracts from General Orders.
Head Quarters, Prospect,
17th Jany., 1903.
The undermentioned officers, R.G.A. passed at
an examination ii Range finding and Position
finding, held on thie 16th and 30th ultimo :-On

the 16th December 1902, C.tpts. J. S. Gooch, R. P.
Molesworth, Lieuts. P. S. Saward, M. Meares, W.
A. Moore, W. A. Burns, W. S. Nicholson, 2nd. Lt.
G. V. Dreyer, Position finding. On the 30th
December 1902, Capt. R. P. Molesworth, Depres-
sion Range finding, 2nd. Lieut. W. F. M. Bag-
shawe, Position finding.
There will be a meeting at the Yacht Club,
Hamilton, at 3 p.m. on Friday 23rd instant, to
discuss the programme and details of the Naval
and Military Rifle Meeting, 1903. All Corps are
requested to send a representative.
19th January 1903.
SCHOOLs-The yearly inspection of Army Schols
in the command will be held as follows:
Prospect-19th to 23rd inst.-Elder Children's,
Infants' and Adults' Schools.
22nd inst.-Examination for 2nd and 3rd
Class Certificates of Education at 9 a.inm.
Boaz-27th to 30th inst.-Elder Chlder Children's,
Infants', and Adults' Schools.
28th inst.-Examinrtion for 2nd and 3rd
Class Certificates of Education at 9.30
St. Georges-2nd to 6th Feby.-Elder Chil-
dren's, Infants, and Adults' Schools.
4th Feby.-Examination for 2nd and 3rd
Class Certificates of Education at 9 a.m.

Hotel Arrivals.
AT THE PRINCESS-W F Andrew, C H Royer,
Mrs C B Gaynor, New York; S T Bailey, Miss
Irene Bayley, Camden, New J; F G Fraaley,
Brooklyn, N Y; Frederick Russell, Mrs Russell,
Master Jack Russell, Flushing, N Y; Mrs August
Boecth, Masters E & D Boecth, Montreal, Ca; Mr
and Mrs J L Doupe, Winnipeg; Mr and Mrs Geo
W Keates, Boston; John Cooper, Mr and Mrs C H
Wanze, Rochester, N Y; Mrs F C Jappe, West
Hoboken; Mrs 0 Wartenberg, Clifton Park; H E
Downer, Lyndhurst, N J; E 0 Chadwick, Lynn,
Mass; Mrs R G Mead, Ossining; H Hullman, Mrs
Hullman, Terre Haute Ind; Mr and Mrs William
Paret, Bishop of Maryland.
AL THE HAMILTON:-Mr Alfred J O'Neil, Mr
E C Swertsfager, Jersey City, N J; Mr M E Genung,
Mount Vernon, N Y; Mr Lewis W Washington,
Mrs Jos C Jackson, Mr John D Jackson, Mrs M
E Twonley, Mr and Mrs A D Kenyon, Master G
Ross Kenyon, Master D H Kenyon, Mr and Mrs
J D Gerdts, A L Scott, M D, Mr C R West, Miss
Ethel West, New York, N Y; Mrs A M Roehr,
Mrs H P Bender, Mr C A Freeburn, Brooklyn, N Y;
Mr H J Diesel, Mrs J G K Truair, Miss Marcia,
M Baldwin, Syracuse, N Y; Mrs J P Curtis,
Miss L W Walker, Mr H T McClearn, jr, Mr L
E Lunt, Mr J W Brine, Mr Thomas Butler, Bos-
ton, Mass; Hon J W Durham, Mr Jas H Klem-
mer, Mr Geo A Vare, Mr Samuel G Maloney, Mr
Abraham L English, Mr and Mrs Walter Black-
burn, Mr and Mrs Samuel W Coons, Mr Chas
Wheeler, Miss Christine Wheeler and maid, Mr
and Mrs Wm M Buerman, Philadelphia, Pa; Mr
T L Walton, Williamsport, Pa.
AT THE WINDSOR-Capt Hewitt, R A M C;
A J Chambers, Capt R A M C; HE Howley,
R A M C; Mr M Crawshay, Worcester Regt.
Bate of H.M.S. Indefatigable, England; Mr. E J
Devine, Mrs. E. J. Devine and child, Master John
Devine, New York; Mr. W. H. LaBlanc, Halifax,
4 W
Custom House, Hamilton.
Jany. 19-S. S. Cayo Blanco, Winter, London;
assorted cargo to W. T. James & Co.
19-R.M.S. Trinidad, Fraser, New York; assorted
cargo to Jas. A. Conyers.

In the Steamer Trinidad, from New York, yes-
erday:-Mr W P Anderson, Mr Jas Brine, Mrs
Thos ,Butler, Mr John Brown, Mrs Brown, M
Walter Blackburn, Mrs Blackburn, Mr Wm M
Buerman, Mrs Buerman, Rev Henry Baker, D D,
Mrs Baker, Mrs Samuel T Bailey, Miss Bailey,
Mrs August Boeckh and child, Miss Marcia Bald-
win, Mr J E Cook, Mrs Cook, Mrs J P Curtis, Mr
Sam'1l W Coons, Mrs Coons, Mr John Cooper, Mr
E A Chadwick, Rev Father A M Dwyer, Mr J L
Doupe, Mrs Doupe, Mr H J Dissel, Mr Peter J
Devine, Mrs Devine, Master Devine, Mr L Dur-
ham, Mr J F Fradley, Mr C A Freeburn, Mr J D
Gerdts, Mrs Gerdts, Mr M E Genung, Mrs C B
Gaynor, Mr John D Jackson, Mrs Jos C Jackson,
Mrs Frank C Jappe, Mr J A Klemmer, Mr A E
English, Mrs Spencer, Master D Kenyon, Mr Alan
D Kenyon, Mrs Kenyon Master G R Kenyon. G W
Keates, Mrs Keates, Mr H S Lightbourn, Miss
Estelle Lightbourn, Mr L E Lunt, Mr Manuel M
Medieros, Mrs Medieros, child and infant, Mrs
Robert G Mead, Mr H T McClearn, Jr., Mrs Mc-
Clure, Miss McClure, Mr Alfred J O'Neil, Rt Rev
Wm Paret, Mrs Paret, Mr Chas H Rice, Mrs A M
Roebr, Capt Fred Russell, Mrs Russell, Master
Jack Russell, Dr A L Scott, Miss Grace Sawin,
Mr E C Swertsfager, Mrs Truair, Mrs May Twon-
ley, Mr Chas Wheeler, Miss Christine Wheeler,
and maid Mr Lewis W Washington, Mr C R West,
Mrs West, Mr Chas H Wanzer, Mrs Wanzer, Miss
F W Walker, Mrs R Wartenberg, Mr T L Walton,
Mr G W Vare, Mr S D Maloney, Mr 0 E Downer.
2ND CLASS:-Warren Davis, K Maokey and 18
hotel servants-2ND CLASS FORWARD-W Smith.
In the Ss. Beta yesterday from Halifax:-Capt
W C A Nickelson, R.G.A., Mr W H Le Blanc,
Mr W Hines. Third Class-1 Sergt. R.G.A. wife
and 3 children.

S. S. Beta, Capt. Hopkins, arrived yesterday
afternoon from Halifax and sails this morning at
9 o'clock.

St. John, N.B., January 13-Cleared-Schooner
Greta, (Br.) for Bermuda.

The s. s. Trinidad, Capt. P. J. Fraser, arrived
at her dock yesterday at 3 p.m. Captain Fraser,
Mr. Fowle, purser, and other friends have our
thanks for late favours.

New York Weather Report.
New York, Jan 17.-Weather clear ; temp. 32;
wind north.
New York, Jan. 19.-Weather clear ; temp. 700;
wind strong northwest.


London, Jan. 16-For the first time in many
years the Thames is frozen at Marlow. The ice
is nearly an inch thick. Drift ice has formed in
solid packs in the river at Windsor and Rich-
mond. Very cold weather prevails, which has
largely increased the number of the unemployed,
as much outdoor work has been suspended.
Liverpool, Jany. 16-At a meeting of the Liv-,
erpool Chamber of Commerce to-day called to con-
sider the proposed reciprocity treaty between the
United States and Cuba it was announced that the
Secretary of State .for Foreign affairs would re-
ceive deputations from the various chambers of
Commerce of the United Kingdom on Jany. 22nd,
for the purpose of discussing the matter. The
speakers to-day strongly criticized the treaty as
practically shutting out other nations from trad-
ing with Cuba.
London, Jan. 15-Mr. Albu, a member of a
Rand firm says that the Transvaal War payment
will be raised by a four per cent loan, underwrit-
ten by the Rand Companies. The loan will be
paid in three annual instalmen'us of 10,000,000
ecah, beginning in 1904.

Berlin, Jan. 16.-By a vote of 141 to 67 the
Reichstag to-day adopted a substitute for a reso-
lution asking the Government to denounce the
most favoured nation treaties which was directed
against the United States and Argentina. The
substitute requested the Government to denounce
treaties with countries where experience had
shown that the most favoured nation clause was
injurious to Germany's interest.

New York, Jan. 16.-The Havana correspond-
ent of the Tribune says ex-members of the Cuban
army are becoming restless, they are beginning to
threaten the Government and that if not paid by
March they will act. A general of the insurgent
army has handed to the correspondent a copy of
the printed manifesto which is most incendiary
in tone.




Havana, January. 16.-A manifesto which
was issued here yesterday setting` forth
that the liberating army of Cuba will not
wait later than March for the completion
of the work for the payment of the soldiers and
that it longer time is required the army will reu-
nite and occupy every town from Point Masse to
San Antonio. General Gomez and other Generals
have expressed themselves as being perfectly sa-
tisfied with the attitude of the Government re-
garding the payment of the Army. General Go-
mez is still revising the lists of those who are en-
titled to pay.
Boston, Jan. 16.-Through its President Mr.
Robert Treat Pain, the Board of Directors of the
American Peace Society has taken action favour-
ing an international congress; the Society has pe-
titioned the Legislature to memorialize congress
to authorize the President of the United States to
invite the Governments of the world to join in es-
tablishing in whatever way they may judge ex-
pedient, a congress to meet at stated periods to
deliberate upon the various questions of common
interest to the nations, and make recommenda-
tions thereon to the Governments.
New York, Jan. 16.-The American Line Steam-
er St. Louis passed Nantucket Lightship at 6.40
New York. Jan. 17.-The St. Louis, which left
Cherbourg Jany. 4, at 10 p. m., arrived at Sandy
Hook lightship at 8.34 this morning, making the
passage in 13 days, 5 hours and 30 minutes-an
average speed of 9.74 knots. During the first
three days the ship made fairly good progress for
her ability in the prevailing weather, which was
rough and squally with cross seas. The speed,
then became so slow that the passengers began to
discuss it, and between stormy weather and the
ship's inability to make speed they became so in-
dignant that meetings were held. Resolutions
were adopted censuring he Steamship Company
for permitting the passengers to embark on a
steamer whose condition was so pitiable. It was
decided that these resolutions should be type-
written on arrival on shore and given to the Press
for publication. Many of the passengers expressed
great indignation. On January 9 the steamer's
boilers commenced to leak badly and continued
to do so until yesterday. The St. Louis encoun-
tered unusually stormy weather throughout. On
Jany. 11 and 12 it blew a gale from west north
west'to northwest, accompanied by violent squalls
and snow storms. On the two days the ship
logged only 125 and 130 knots.
Washington, Jany. 18.-The indications are
that the present week will witness the passage by
the House of Representatives of the anti-trust
measure which is being prepaimed by the judicial
Paris, Jan. 16.-Dr. Jean Charcot has announ-
ped the plans for an Arctic expedition under the
patronage of the Academy of Science, and the
Ministry of Public Instruction. A ship for the
voyage is now under construction at St. Malo.
She will be specially equipped to resist ice. The
party will leave France May 15 for Spitzbergen
and thence will start for Franz Josef Land. The
expedition will be exclusively French.
Paris, Jan. 18.-Mr. Henry George Stephen, ,
(Adolphe Deblowitz) for many years correspond-
ent of the London Times here died to-day from an
attack of apoplexy experienced a few days ago.
Paris, Jan. 16. -M. Goubet, inventor of the
submarine torpedo boat bearing his name, who as
previously announced was recently confined in an
asylum for the insane is dead.
Budapest, Hungaiy, Jan. 16-In the Lower
House of the Hungerian Parliament to-day the
Premier announced that under the recent Ane-
gleich agreement a customs alliance between Aus-
tria and Hungary had been concluded for ten
years, the essential points of the agreement were
identical with similar previous arrangements.
Constantinople, Jan. 16-In accordance with
the sanction of the Sultan one of the four Russian
Torpedo Boat Destroyers traversed the Darda-
nelles, January 13th, bound for Sebastopol, the
Censor stopped all messages on the subject.
St. Petersburg, January 16-Ube Crown Prince
of Germany, Frederick William arrived here to-
day on a visit to the Czar.
St. Petersburg, Jan. 16-The official figures
show that 474 persons lost their lives and that
33,112 houses were destroyed as a result of the re-
cent earthquakes at Andijan, Tuikestan.
Tangier, Morocco, Jan. 16-Four columns of
troops have left Fez for Taza ; the Sultan's bro-
ther commands one of them, and the Minister of
War is in command of another.
Cologne, Jan. 16-A despatch to the Cologne
Gazette, Madrid. says it is considered that the
cause of the Sultan of Morocco is lost. It is be-
lieved that all the Powers will come to an ar-
rangement with Buhamar, the Pretender, in or-
der to prevent any formal intervention by one or
more Powers, meanwhile the Spanish Government
is preparing for eventualities. It has twenty bat-
talions in readiness for service on the Andalusiau
coast, and also has several batteries of artillery
and naval squadron at Cadiz.

Madrid, Jan. 16-A despatch to the Imparcial
from Tangier says that the French minister has
warned the Sultan's deputy that if the fighting in
the neighbourhood of Tangier is continued it will
justify European intervention as it will be an in-
dication of a condition of anarchy that Europe
cannot tolerate.

Maracaibo, Venezuela, Jan. 18-The German
cruiser Panther shelled Fort San Carlos at the en-
trance of Lake Maracaibo yesterday afternoon for
one hour. The fort returned the fire with four
guns, The Panther withdrew in the direction of
Curacao. Three men in the fort were wounded.
Guayaquil, Ecuador, Jan. 18.-The Board ol
Health of Guayaquil has decided to close the port
to steamers from. Panama or Mexican ports. This
measure was taken when it was learned that a
steamer had arrived at Panama from Mazatlan,
Mexico where plague is rife. Yellow fever is
causing from five to six deaths a day here.

Rome, Jan. 16.-Cardinal Serafino Vannutilli
has been appointed Vice Chancellor of the Catho-
lic Chnrch, in succession to Cardinal Parocchi,
who died yesterday. Cardinal Vanutilli is now
regarded as the probable successor of the Pope, as
the Vice Chancellorship is one of the highest posi-
tions in the papacy.
o- -
Pekin, Jan. 18.-China has not yet replied to
the note signed by all the the foreign ministers
with the exception of the United States minister,
informing the Chinest Government that the fail-
ure to fulfil its obligations in refusing to pay the
war indemnity on a gold basis as provided for by
the peace protocol, would entail grave consequen-
Pekin, Jan. 18.-The dedication of the Von
Kettler memorial aich took place to-day.
Dumbarton, Scotland, Jan' 17.-The Sham-
rock III is now completely framed and more than
half plated. Sir Thomas Lipton arrived here this
morning to inspect the Cup Challenger and com-
plete the arrangements for launching her.
Brussels, Jan. 18-Mahmud Pasha, brother-in
law of the Sultan of Turkey and leader of the
Turkish reform party died here to-day in exile.

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Will be held at
The Mechanics Hall, Hamilton,



27TH INST., AT 8 P. M.
His Excellency the Governor, the.Patron of the
Society, has kindly consented to preside at the
Members of the Chuich of England and others
interested in the Society's work are cordially in-
vited to attend.
Acting Secretary.
Jany. 20, 1903-3 3p
(Colonist 2, W. and S.)

Private Board.

Ladies iud Gentlemen can be
comfortably accommodated on
reasonable terms by applying to
J. 0. SEON,
Hamilton Parish.,
Among the attractions will be
found a Tennis Lawn, with Sea
Bathing, Boating, and within
ten minutes' walk of the Caves.
SW Carriage may be had
at shortest notice.
Telephone Call 162.
Cable address "Seaward," Bermuda.
Jan. 19, '03-3mi



On or about
January 29,

First-class passenger accommodation.
W. T. JAMES & CO.-Agents,
Hamilton and St. George's Bermuda.
16, Great St. Helen's, London, E.C., England.
January 20, 1903-3p t j 27


Two Very Desirable Lots

on Victoria Street.

The 2 Lots numbered respectively 37 and 39 on
the south side of Victoria Street, between Cedar
Avenue and Parliament Streets, this city, are
For Sale Together,
The two measuring 100 feet on the Street by 150
feet deep, or thereabouts. These lots are nearly
level, and there being no structure on them, may
be immediately built upon.
Apply to
Hamilton, January 20, 1903-2 3p T o




Just Received
Per S.S. Cayo Blanco.

Sole Agents.
Jany. 20, 1903-2 3p.
(Colonist copy 2 Sp.)

H. A. & E. SMITH===Reid St.

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For two weeks only we



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Jan. 17, '03.-4.



Hamilton and St. Georges.


Wine Merchants

Bre wer s'Agents



I Manufacturers





John Jeffrey & Co's. ALE and STOUT.
Ind. Cooper & 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

Contractors to the Army and Navy.


Wm. YOUNGER & Co's.



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

ickford & BikSt mli g., Ltd.

Canada, Bermuda, W, Indies & Demerara
Leaves Leaves Due Bda.
Steamer. St. John, Halifax, to SAIL for
N.B. N.S. W. Indies.
--- 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
Dahome......... March 14 March 23 March 27
*Ocamo ........ March 28 April 6 April 11
Orinoco........ April 11 April 20 April 28
*Ornro ......... April 25 May 4 May 2
Dahome......... May 9 May 18 May 24
*Qcamo ....... May 23 June 1 June 5
Steamers are due at Bermuda to sail for St. Joh*"
N.B., or Halifax, N.-., on or about:-
S.S. DAHOME Jany. 9; S. S. OCAMOJany. 22
S.S. ORINOCO Feby. 5; S. S. ORURO Feby. 29
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 o10
PORTS OF CALL :-Bermuda, *St. Kitts, *An
tigua, *Montserrat, *Donminica, St. Lucia
Barbados, *St. Vincent, *Grenada, *Tobago,
Trinidad, Demerara.
-Steamers marked'* do not call at ports
marked on the Southbound trip nor at
Tobago and Grenada on the Northbound
Halifax, Bermuda, Turks Ids. Jamaica Service
Ss. Beta sails fronw Halifax,. N.S., on the
15th of each month, due at Bermuda to sail
for Turks Islands and Jamaica on the 19th ;
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
weather and other circumstances.
W. T. JAMES & CO. Agents,
Hamilton and St. George's, Bermuda.
July 1, 1902.

ALL PEESONS having just claims against the
late MRS. HI. J. GREEN, deceased, will please
render the same to the undersigned, [and those
indebted to her estate will please make payment
to the undersigned before 31st January, 1903.
Wellington," St. George's.
St. George's, Jan. 20, 1903-1


The undersigned will be receiving Stick Arrowroot
on and after

the 28th


.For terms apply to the
Factory, Bellvue, Paget,
or to
41/43 Front Street, llamilto-.
Hamilton, January 10th, 1903.-3p tf

Valuable Real Estate
In the City of Hamilton.,
I am instructed to sell

on the premises at 12 o'clock, noon, of
that valuable and attractive Property

containing 16 lots, viz.:
5 Lots on Elliott Sfreet, 59 feet x 150 feet.
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 Park, and bounded Westerly by a public
road. Northerly by Elliott Street, Easterly by1
Cedar Avenne, Southerly by Dundonald Street.
A plan of the property can be seen at the office
of the undersigned.
Hamilton, Bermuda, Jany 7, 1903.--t d


In pursuance of the provisions of Act
No. 61 of 1902, Salaries of Public Officers,
Superannuation Allowances, Annuities
and Grants to Clergy will in future be
paid on and after the close of each month,
commencing with the salaries and grants
for the current month due the 1st Feb-
ruary next.
ITeads of Departments are notified that it will be
necessary for them to submit monthly pay sheets,
filled in and certified in duplicate, to the Audit
Board for audit, prior to the last Friday in each
month except when the last day of the month
falls on a Fiiday, in which latter case tUe pay-
sheets must )he forwarded prior to such date as
may from time to time be notified for the purpose,
Forms of paysheet can he obtained on applica-
tion at this office, together with all information as
to deductions on) account superannuation, whidh
deductions must in future be shdwn oha tie pay-
Certificates from Vestries and others for pay-
ment of grants to Clergy should in future he for-
warded to the Receiver General monthly instead
of quarterly.
Receiver General.
Colonial Treasury, 2
10th January, 1903. J

New York Mail Steamer.
The R '. Steamer

P. J. FRASER, Master,
Will leave the Port of Hamilton direct for sea, on
24th January, 1903, at 10.45 a.m.
Specie on freight and general freight will be re-
ceived until 6 p. in., Friday, 23rd inst.,
and Bills of Lading will be signed until 8 a.m.,
Saturday, 24th inst.
Baggage will be received between 8 and 9a.m.
and passengers' stage will be removed at 10.30
a.m. on Saturday, 24th inst.
Importers are hereby notified
that in future Boots and Shoes
will only be received at the entire
risk, for all claims of consignee
and shipper.
Second hand cases for Dry
Goods will only be received at
owners risk, unless they are se-
curely bound with three iron
A reward of $50 will be paid to whoever will
furnish evidence leading to the conviction of any
person or persons broaching cargo either on board
ship or on dock.
Green vegetables for chill room will be received
until 7 a.m. on Saturday 24th inst.
The R. M. Steamer "Trinidad" will leave
New York for return on Saturday, 31st. Jan-
uary, 1903.
Hamilton, Bermuda, 19th January, 1903.

Corporation Notice.

designed up to noon of

Saturday, Jany. 24,1903,
for the following services for the present year

Horses and Carts for Street Service
Cleansing Street and Wharf Pits
Furnishing Garbage Carts ,
Cleansing Closets, per barrel
Driver and pair Horses for work-
ing Corporation Water Cart.
N.B.-Cart offered for sanitary service must be
of approved pattern and make.
1.-Kerosene Oil in Barrels, HOME
LIGHT, 150 ,
Delivered at The City Hall Yard in such
quantities and at snchi times- as may be re-
Scraping all iron work. except galr.iiiized
roofing, and painting the same; and wood
ends in two coats.
3.-Scraping and Painting Harbour
Mooring Bi oys.
4.-Scraping and Painting Lamp
Posts on the Streets and
5.-Scraping and Painting Bollards
on the Wharf.
The Corporation does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender,, atd reserves the right to
terminate any contract at. a month's notice.
Further information on application.

Secretary and Treasurer,
Corporation of Hamilton.
January 16, 1903-3 --3p
Co! mit 3.
Warwick Parish.

NOTICE is hereby given to Freeholders anl
others of tlhe above-nanmed Parish, tlhat th
Book of Estimates for tlie yvamr 1902, having'beei
revised by the Vestry, will be laid open for in-
spection at the store of N. A. Cooper, Esq., M.C.P.
Friday, 30th Instant.
Persons holding real estate in Warwick Palish
which has not been transferred to them, are re-
qqested to bring their deeds to the uludcrsigncd
by the above date.
Parish Vestry Clerk.
Warwick, Jan. 19, 1903-3.7

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December 20, 1902.


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
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Testing of Eyes and Consultation FREE.
55, Front Street, Hamilton
Dec. 15, 1902-tf.

Scaur Lodge
Boarding House,

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.

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