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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
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BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.



VOL. LXXX1I.-No. 9. HAMILTON, BERMUDA, SATURDAY, JANUARY 30, 1909. 20s. PER ANNUM.


LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY

OFFICIAL REPORT OF DEBATES.


Day No. 37.
Wednesday, January 27th, 1909.
The minutes of the last meeting were read and
confirmed.
MEqSAGE FROM THE GOVERNOR.
The following message from His Excellenoy
the Governor:-
(No. 5.)
WALTER KITCHENER,
Lieut.-General,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
The Governor has the honour to forward for
the consideration of the Honourable House of
Assembly the accompanying copy of a memoran-
dum by the Colonial Postmaster containing the
information regardii.g the probable financial re-
sults of the introduction of penny post between
Bermuda and the United States referred to by
the Honourable House in its message of the 22nd
of January, 1909.
So far as General Kitchener is aware, there is
no proposal on foot for the adoption of this alter-
ation in the existi, g postal rates between the two
countries.
Public Buildings, Hamilton.
26th January, 1909.
MESSAGE FROM LEGISLATIVE COUNCIL.
RE THE COPYRIGHT ACT, 1909."
The following message from the Honourable
the Legislative Council :-
(No. 9.)
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Honourable
House of Assembly;
The Legislative Conuoil have the honor to in-
form your Hocouiable House that His Honour
the President and the Honourable A. Gosling,
have been appointed as the committee of the
Council for the purposes expressed in the Mes-
sage of your Honourable House No. 6, dated
22nd January, 1909, namely, to form with a
committee of your Honourable House a joint
committee to consider the Bill entitled '.'The
Copyright Act, 1909," and to report thereon to
the information of the Legislature.
Council Chamber,
26th January, 1909.
"THE LIQUOR LICENSE ACT, 1909."
MOTION FOB 3BD READING.
MR. DILL moved thht the Bill entitled The
. -Liquor. License Ace, 1909," beoeiw read thp third
time.
MB. SPURLING.-Mr. Speaker since this Bill
was introduced into the House some few days
ago I have made certain inquiries, and I find that
many grocers use preparations of malt as a bev-
arage; and if this Act is passed it seems to me
they will in the future, be able to continue to sell
them. That does not appear to me to be fair, be-
cause I am given to understand, on what I consider
to be reliable authority, that some preparations of
malt contain a large percentage of alcohol and are
practically intoxicants. If one class of people
have got to take out a license to sell these pre-
parations of malt it is only fair that others
should. It is only within the last two or three
days that I got satisfactory proof that these pre-
parations were used extensively as a beverage,
and that they contained a large amount of aloo-
hol. I shall move that the third reading of the
Bill entitled "The Liquor License Act, 1909," be
deferred in order that it may be recommitted to
consider the elimination of the first clause. I
think the matter had better be deferred in order
that a discussion might take place. I do not
think that the slight delay which will result will
cause any great inconvenience, and it might, per-
haps, lead to valuable information being obtained
concerning the matter.
THE HON. THE ATTORNEY GENERAL.-
Mr. Speaker, I do not wish to speak on the main
question, because it might be considered that I
was advocating the measure ; but I would merely
say that the hon member stated, as I understood
him, that if the Bill was adopted in its present
form, the result would be that preparations of
malt might be sold as a beverage indiscriminate-
ly, when these preparations were really intoxi-
cating liquors within the meaning of the Liquor
License Act. I would point out that as the Bill
now stands, it is proposed to amend the first
section of the Act by adding certain words at the
end of sub-section (2). I will read sub-section
(2) of the Liquor License Act-" beer includes
ale, porter and malt liquor of every description
used as a beverage," and to that it is proposed to
add but does not include preparations of malt
intended for medicinal use in small doses ; so
that even if the amendment is made, if any pre-
parations of malt used as a beverage were sold
without a license it would be a breach of the Act,
because it would come within the description of
the word beer already quoted. The exception
is in favour of preparations of malt which are
used in small doses medicinally. That is my
view of the legal aspect of the question.
MB. C. A. V. FRITH-Mr. Speaker, a great
many people take intoxicating liquors medicin-
ally (Laughter), and sometimes they take it very
frequently. I really think the Bill, in its present
form, is very ambiguous and it is quite possible
to construe it iu some way other than that just
now explained by the Attorney General.
THE HON. D. C. TROTT-Mr. Speaker, I am
very glad that the hon. member for St. George's
has raised this question. There are several pre-
parations of malt; such as Extract of Malt and
Maltine which are not intoxicauts while such
preparations as Pepps Extract of Malt and other
liquid malts are very fine beers-rather better
than soldiers' beer, and I think it would be ad-
visable to frame this Bill in order that druggists
might sell the ordinary malt or maltine, while
people who have to buy liquid extracts of malt
for medicinal purposes can easily procure them
from licensed houses. Another preparation sold
some what extensively in other places is Best's
Touio. A good many people who were drunk-
ards gave up drinking other alcohol, because they
found that Best's Tonic answered the same pur-
pose. (Laughter).
MB. WATLINGTON-Mr. Speaker, I remem-
her that on one occasion I visited Roanoke Island


where I believe, no intoxicants are sold; prohibi-
tion being in force. But was surprised to find that
the place at which I was staying was surrounded
with empty bottles. (Laughter). On enquiring
the cause I was informed that the bottles bad con-
tained Prunella," and I found that the people
there got drunk on Prunella." I think we had


better give very careful consideration to this Bill
before it becomes law.
MR. DILL-Mr. Speaker, I am very glad the
bon. member (Mr. Spurling) has made this mo-
tion and I shall have no objection to the Bill be-
ing recommitted. I cannot agree with the bhon.
member (Mr. Frith) when he says that the clause
is ambiguous. The only question of ambiguity
which arises would be as to what would be con-
sidered a small dose and what a large dose. What
the hon. member might consider a small dose,
some members might consider to be a large dose.
(Laughter). I do not know what "Prunella"
is ; but I do not think it is an extract of malt ;
and I suppose it would be included in the defini-
tion of beer."
The motion was agreed to.
CONSIDERATION OF GOVERNOR'S
MESSAGE, NO. 4.
On motion of the hon. J. H. Trimingham the
House went into a committee of the whole House
to consider the Governor's Message, No. 4, rela-
tive to certain services and supplies which could
not be passed for payment.
Ms. C. A. V. FRITH in the chair.
THE HON. J. H. TRIMINGHAM-Mr. Chair-
man, 1 will read the Message: "The Governor
has the houour to inform the Honourable House
of Assembly that the Receiver General reports
that the undermentioned accounts for services and
supplies during 1;08 could not be passed for pay-
ment inasmuch as the unexpended balances at
the end of the last financial year of the respective
grants under The Appropriation Act, 1907, were
insufficient to meet them." The first amount is :
s. d.


H. M. War Department, Refund of
duty on chilled meats supplied to
H. M Troops
A. M. Outerbridge, conveyance of
Constable and Prisoner
Spurling Bros., conveyance of Con-
stable
Royal Gazette Co., Ltd., Advertising
and stationery for Parliamentary

election
The Colonist Press, Ltd., Advertis-
ing and stationery for Parliamen-
tary election


583 7
12
4


4 5 0

1 12 6


590 1 0

The reason is fully explained in the Governor's
Message. There were not sufficient funds to
meet these amounts. The last two items were
for advertising brought about by the extraordin-
ary number of Parliamentary elections which
were held in Smith's Parish recently. This is a
very simple matter and I move that it be recom-
mended to the House to allow a Resolve to be in-
troduced appropriating the sum of 590 1 0
for the purposes expressed in the message from
His Excellency the Governor, No. 4, of the pre-
sent year,-which was agreed to. '
The House resumed and adopted the resolution
of the committee.
CONSIDERATION OF LEGISLATIVE COUN-
CIL'S MESSAGE No. 8
Be
THE IMMIGRATION ACTS.
On motion of the Hon. the Attorney General
the House went into a committee of the whole
House to consider the message from the Legisla-
tive Council No. 8 relative to the appointment of
a joint committee on the Immigration Acts.
MB. ASTWOOD in the Chair.
THE HON THE ATTORNEY GENERAL-
Mr. Chairman, it will be within the recollection
of members of the House that in December last a
Bill was introduced amending and continuing
The Imigration Act 1902 which was limited to
expire on the 31st of December. In consequence
of that Bill not having become law during last
year it became necessary, a week ago, to intro-
duce a Bill reviving and continuing the Act which
expired on the 31st of December, and that Bill
has, I think, since become law. The Bill to
amend and continue The Immigration Acts is still
before the Legislative Council, and the Message
which is now under consideration invites the
House to appoint a committee to form with a
committee of the Council a Joint Committee to
enquire into and report as to the operation of The
Immigration Acts, and as to what amendments
are necessary to render the provisions of those
Acts relating to the exclusion of and dealing with
undesirable persons more effective. As I under-
stand it, it is considered that the time has arrived
when it is desirable to consider the question of
extending the operation of The Immigration Acts,
and thereby following the lead of larger countries
which have dealt with this question with a view to
extending the Acts to persons who do not now come
within their scope as immigrants, as the Bill which
was passed by this House contained several
amendments in that direction, I presume from
the Message now sent to us that the Legislative
Council considers it would be desirable to make
even more extensive amendments than those pro-
posed. As The Immigration Act has now been
extended to the end of the present year it seems
very desirable, if the Act does require amending
or extending in its operation, that the amend-
ments which it is proposed to make to it should
be considered by a Joint committee of the two
Houses in order that the House may have infor-
mation from the members of the Committee with
regard to them, and in order that members of
each House may understand the scope and object
of the proposed amendments. Under those cir-
cumstances I move that it be recommended to the
House to appoint a committee to join a committee
of the ion. the Legislative Council for the pur-
poses expressed in their Message to the House'
No. 8 of the present session,-which was agreed to.
The House resumed and adopted the resolution
of the Committee.
His Honour the Speaker appointed the follow-
ing members a committee for the above purpose:-
The Attorney General, Mr. Spurling, Mr.
Watlington.
Ordered on motion of the Attorney General
that the following message be sent to the Hon.
the Legislative Council :-
(No. 7).
Mr. President and Honourable Gentleman of the
Legislative Council:
The House of Assembly has the honour to in-
form Your Honourable House that, in response
to the message from your Honourable House No.
8 of the present Session, that the Assembly have
appointed the Attorney General, Mr. S. S. Spurl-
ing and Mr. H. W. Watlington as a committee to
form with a committee of your Honourable House
a joint committee for the purposes expressed in
the said message.
Sessions House,
27th January, 1909.


"THE LIQUOR LICENSE ACT, 1909".
NOTICE OF RE-COMMITTAL.
Ma. SPURLING gave notice that on the next
day of meeting be will move that the Bill entitled
"The Liquor License Act, 1909", be recommit ted
for the purpose of considering the elimination or
amendment of the first clause.
"THE CONTINGENT EXPENSES RESOLVE
1909."
1ST READING.
THE HON. J. H. TRIMINGHAM introduced
a Resolve entitled "The Contingent Expenses
Resolve, 1909," which was read the first time.
"REPORTING DEBATES OF THE HOUSE
OF ASSEMBLY".
NOTICE OF MOTION FOR APPOINTMENT OF
COMMITTEE.
MR. WATLINGTON gave notice that at the
next day of meeting he would move that a select
committee, to be called the Assembly Debates
Committee, be appointed to contract for the tak-
ing and publishing of the Debates of the House of
Assembly for the period of one year from the 30th
April, 1909, to the 30th Ap il, 1910, or, if the
House be then in session, to the end of the then
session, under a written contract containing the
following provisions and such other incidental
provisions as the committee shall deem expedient
namely :
1. The taking of full and correct shorthand re-
pt rts of all the debates of the House.
2. The correct publication of such debates in
clear and legible type in one of the local news-
papers within seven days after the dates of the
respective debates.
3. The supply within ninety days after the
close of every ordinary session of fifty copies of
the published debates of such session and on any
special session or sessions which are held during
the contract period properly sewn or stitched,
strongly balf-bound in cloth with leather backs,
suitably lettered, and with proper title pages and
full nominal and topical indexes, alphabetically
arranged, the reports atnd indexes, to be printed
on such paper and in such t3pe and style as shall
be approved by the committee.
4. The payment to the contractor out of the
moneys granted by the Legislature for the pur-
pose, of such sums as shall be agreed on be-
tween the committee and the contractor for the
services to be performed under the contract.
5. The contract to provide for deductions from
the payments to the contractor of such sums as
shall be authorised by the contract for the non-
performance of any part of the contract service.
6. The contract to be terminable by either
party on such notice as the contract shall provide,
and for any gross breach thereof, or for repeated
minor breaches by such shorter notice by the
committee as the contract shall provide; and that
the Clerk of the House render such assistance to
the committee with reference to the contract for
the publication of thej bates and other matters
incidental thereto asW odcpnittee shall xeqir &e.
ADJOURNMENT.
The House adjourned to Friday January 28th
1909.

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St. George's of the Future.
AN OLDE TOWNE MUSEUM WANTED.
To the Editor of The Royal Gazette.
Sir,-Of all the nooks and corners around St.
Georges, and they all have an attraction for me,
perhaps the most inviting is the road skirting
Coot Pond, on the north side. In front the
"many sounding sea," so styled in the Homerie
writings--in the rear a grassy rook strewn slope
on the side of the narrow road along the whole
front, girt with a sea wall, gambol the waves
The weird Juniper, familiarly known as the Ber-
muda Cedar, grips the rock surface with its naked
roots, and seems to struggle for a foothold, and
for soil enough to give it growth. Rocks, especi-
ally around Tobacco Bay, rise in every variety of
attitude, some worn almost into caverns by the
waves unwearied toil, some rising like pinnacles,
some like weather worn shtfts of ancient monu-
ments. Little recesses show themselves here and
there, encircle and shut in a broad space of sand,
brown and sparkling in the sunshine that gleams
through some rocky portal, the whole brightened
by an incoming surf-wave. In my wonderings I
often stop to pick up a few grains of history fiom
some aged native whom I may chance to meet,
and from such material may be gathered many a
romance that, were I a novel writer, could be
woven from their legendary and somewhat inco-
herent memories of the past. One pointed out to
me the ruins of an ancient rampart, the base of
which shattered and broken by the waves, as if
by the fierce attacks of an enemy, probably one
of the oldest stone platforms of old-time cannon,
a rampart out of sight and almost of approach
beneath the more modern forts and engines of
destruction. It is situated on the edge of a
garden and cottage, once an old fort, now
inhabited by a resident named Jennings.
Another old native told me of a well by the
road-side, said to have been excavated in the
coral rock by one of the crew flist landing here,
the waters of which are said to confer on whoever
drinks them, youth or maiden, the boon of surely
marrying within the year. In this respect many
old wells in the mother country have their tradi-
tionary lore.
Whilst my mind and my pen are running on
Nature, its quiet retreats and time-worn rocks,
records of days long before Man broke in upon
this Island paradise, I must leave these memories
of the past, and look to the forthcoming future.
I wish to urge upon those of to-day, who roam *
where they may, still carry with them fond re-
collections of this sea-girt isle, to aid any effort
that may be put forth to keep a remembrance of
the long ago, from fading away, an effort that can
only be historic, by establishing here in Ye
Old Towns a local Museum, and undertaking
under which volumes of history could throw light
on many overlooked subjects. It might serve to
save from destruction or from removal from here
remnants of the past, such as files of old and for-
gotten newspapers, china, old furniture, coins,
weapons paintings and other things now super-
seded by modern invention. There are numbers
of old style effects yet, hoarded up in the homes
of the descendants of the early islanders, house-
hold treasures, but lost to public view for want of
a suitable building for preservation, or from being
carried off by foreign collectors. There is a reti-


! THE WORLD'S FAMILY MEDICINE. ?

A family medicine is a necessity. The Luman body is an intricate piece
of machinery which is easily put out of order, and unless the wrong be righted
in its early stages a general breakdown is certain. The wise keep the
World's Family Medicine always at hand, a..d this is acknowledged to be


BEECHA1M'


PILLS
A dose taken when ailments arise will quickly remove the'cause of the
trouble, and good health will speedily be restored.
They cleanse the System, regulate and tone up the digestive organs, and
stimulate the Liver and Kidneys to healthy action.
Always keep BEECHAM'S PIL1 S in the house, and as occasion requires
take a dose, and you will enjoy perennial good health.
Worth a Guinea a Box.
4 Sold everywhere In boxes, price 1111 (56 pills) & 219 (168 p111f).


dent in this old town, Mr. Duerden, in whose
possession is a most valuable collection of an-
tiques and curiosities, old works of art, paintings,
plate, and chinaware, that would gladden the
heart of a London Wardour street collector, only
awaiting the advent of a customer with a lorg
purse at his disposal. Stored, as these valuable
specimens are, in a spacious loft or uareroom
above his place of business, they are like the
poet's flower, born to blu-b unseen," although
the owner delights to show them.
In the Y. M. C. A. Building, or room at St.
George's, there is the nuchus of a museum, con-
taining, I may say, some unique and valuable
specimens, supplied from time to time by some
zealous naturalist. A visit homr house to house
of the old time families on St. Davids island, and
of Tuokeistown would, fri m what I hear, unfold
a mine of historic and antique valuables, unprofit-
able in their isolation, but of public value from
an educational and historical point of view. The
formation of a local museum for the benefit of
coming generations, and a preventative to the
Island's loss of what could contribute to its
legendary lore and history, would be a sensible
consideration in the carrying out ef a Somers
Pageant. I leave the suggestion to wiser heads
than mine to think over, and, if possible, to act
upon.
H. B. SMALL.
St. George's, 31st January, 1909.

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Hamilton Parish Church.
The following programme of a Sacred Concert
will be Riven at the above Church on Supday
next (Jan. 31) after the Evening Service at
7 30 p m. :--
1. Organ .Solo Miss B Despard.
2. Anthem To Thee Great Lord The Choir.
3. Soin Mr. Hastings Outerhridge.
4. Solo Mrs. W. 0. Wilkinson.
5. Hymn 31 The Choir.
6. Solo Capt. Connor, R.A.
7. Solo Miss Annette Hughes.
8. Vesper Hymn The Choir.
9. God Save the King.


Pembroke Parish.

TENDERS are requested from persons desirous
of excavating a Road according to specifications
at the
PEMBROKE PARISH CEMETERY
Tenders to be sent to the undersigned by
Monday, February Ist, at noon.
Plans can be seen at the office (f Mr. W. D.
Wilkinson, Architect.
By order,
C. H. TUCKER,
Vestry Clerk.
25/1/09.



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THE ROYAL GAZETTE-SATURDAY, JANUARY 80, 1909.


WEEKLY REPORT OF THE WEATHER at
Gibbs Hill Light Station at Bermuda be-
tween the 15th January and 21st January,
1909 ; height above the sea being 246 feet at
base, where the Register is kept.


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N 4
N 3
wNw 3
sw 6
Nw fl

Sw S


30.100
30.080
30.000
29.810
29.630
29.690
29.200


General
Remarks.




Fine

Cloudy hazy
Fine, hazy
Fine ,
Cloudy hazy


C. A. SMITH,
Principal Keeper.





Hamilton, January 30, 1909.

A Supplement accompanies this issue.

An Obsolete Fire Engine.
The utter collapse of tho City Fire Engine af-
ter a brief period of action on Thursday morning
is a fact which in the minds of all who regard
the danger of fire as ever imminent, must awaken
feelings of grave uneasiness. That the people of
the City should find suddenly that they are al-
most destitute of the means of saving their pro-
perty from utter destruction is serious enough in
itself; but how much more serious the reflection
that the taxpayers are dependent upon the mili-
tary authorities and upon the crew of a steamer
owned by a private company for the apparatus
with which they fondly dreamed that the city
was fully provided.
The comforting thought that owing to a fav-
ourable direction of the wind the flames which
broke out in Parliament Street could not spread
very widely, even if it conveyed its full measure
of solace to the anxious mind would convey no
assurance that so happy a condition of affairs
would prevail on the occasion of the next out-
break of a fire in Hamilton.
Machinery is proverbially uncertain. A piece
may work satisfactorily for a time and at the most
critical juncture may break down. Yet the
efforts of science have in recent years been not
altogether unsuccessful in eliminating some of
the elements of chance with respect to machinery.
It is a fact that the Hamilton fire-engine can
hardly be called a product of modern skill. It is
obsolete-hopelessly so;-and the sooner a mod-
ern one is provided the better it will be for the
city. Further, although the economists may
protest we are of the deliberate opinion that two
machines should be provided so that in case of
accident to one the other might be available.
Even at the cost of a slight increase of taxation
the effort should be made; and we will even ven-
ture the prediction that thb effort 'i1f made in the
proper spirit and not as a mere electioneering pro-
posal, would receive a hearty support.
With respect to the Fire Brigade it is impossi-
ble to judge as to what it could do if it were pro-
vided with proper machinery and appliances. Its
personnel is excellent; its members give their
services readily when called upon so to do. But
there is a lack of discipline; and the absence of
any distinguishing badge or uniform for the rank
and file renders the task of proper direction pecu-
liarly onerous.
It is unwise to put off precaution until after
disaster. Fortune, in this latest instance has
favoured Hamilton; but the serious unprepared-
ness which has been revealed cannot be too soon
remedied.

The Overworked Official.
HALF HOLIDAY A WEEK RECOMMENDED.
Quite an audible "smile" went round the
House of Assembly yesterday afternoon during
the reading of a Message from the Governor in-
viting the attention of bon. members to the fact
that the law of the Colony makes no provision
for the grant to public officers of one half holiday
weekly-a privilege which His Excellenoy be-
lieves is universally enjoyed by Government
servants in other parts of the Empire. General
Kitchener is of opinion that the grant of this
privilege, where desirable and possible, would
in nor wise interfere with the efficiency of the
public service. The Governor accordingly de-
sires to recommend to the House of Assembly the
desirability of taking steps to empower the
Governor-in-Council to make regulation for one
half holiday in eaoh week, on such day as may
me most expedient, for all public officers in whose
case the enjoyment of this privilege would not be
incompatible with the proper discharge of their
duties or with the convenience of the general
public.
The Message will be considered by the House
in due course.

Thorburn Hall Lectures.
The French Revolution which is perhaps the
greatest and most momentous event in modern
times is the subject of Dr. Cameron's lecture in
the Thorburn Hall, Warwick, on Wednesday
next the 3rd of February. That event meant the
overthrow of the old feudal system, the downfall
of the monarchy and the setting up of a demo-
cracy that unfortunately was stained with crimes
and outrages unparalleled in history. The story
of the [Revolutionary Government whether view-
ed on the political, social or religious side is one
of the most instructive and thrilling on record.
The fall of the Bastile, the rise of the Jacobins to
power with suoh men as Danton, Robespierre and
Marat as their leaders, the execution of King
Louis XVI and hiq Queen Antoinette, the massac-
res by which the Jacobins sought to crush the
Girondists, the nobility, and the people great or
small, seigneurs or peasants whom they believed
to stand in their way, the attempts to found by
force a new social order with equality and frater-
nity as its watchwords, the attempts also to
provide mankind with a new religion-and the
ending of all in the mutual destruction of the
revolutionary leaders by the guillotine they had
set up, followed by the whiff of grape shot di-
rected by Napoleon who was destined to substi-
tute his own tyranny for that of the Reign of
Terror-these are some of the chapters of the
story. The lecturer gladly acknowledges his
indebtedness to the abundant literature on the
subject in the Public Library and to the kindness
of the esteemed Librarian in putting it at his
disposal. He has been able to consult the works
of the French historians Thiers, Guizot, and Taine
also those of the English historians Carlyle, Crowes
and Dyer. His Honour the Chief Justice, Hon.


H. C. Gollan will occupy the Chair. The hour
of meeting for the lecture on Wednesday next
is eight o'clock. Tickets may be had at the door.


Bermuda Choral Society.
FOURTH ANNUAL CONCERT.
The fourth annual concert of the Bermuda
Choral Society was given on Wednesday evening
last, in the Colonial Opera House, under the dis-
tinguished patronage of His Excellency the Gov-
ernor, Lieut. General F. W. Kitchener, C. B.,
His Lordship the Bishop, His Honour the Chief
Justice and the Honourable the Colonial Secre-
tary.
Having now been three years in existence and
having devoted a considerable time each winter
season to assiduous practice under the careful
training of its creator, Mr. A. M. Purcell, it was
natural that the members should feel a desire to
attack something more advanced than anything
they bad attempted previously. The addition of
a small but very efficient orchestra to the ranks
of the Society rendered it all the more possible to
realize the ambitions nourished by the members.
The programme was as follows:-
Part I.
1. Part Song-" The West Winds Ho 1"
Words by Thomas G. Cox, Music by W. Ken-
driok.
2. Quartet-" Robin Adair," Harmonised by
Dudley Buck.
(Mrs Grant, Mis M. ng M. Inghm, Mis B. Hallett,
Miss Hughes.)
3. Orchestra-"lChanson de Matin," Music by
Sir E. Elgar.
4. Part Song-" Sweet and Low," Chorus.
Words by Alfred Lord Tennyson ; music by Sir
Joseph Barnby.
5. Humorous Quartet-" Two Snails."
Words by Edith Braine; Music by Sir F.
Bridge.
(Miss B. Conyers, Miss B. Hallett, Mr. Earl, Mr.
W. N. Williams.)
6. Choral Ballad-" The Charge of the Light
Brigade, (with orchestral accompaniment.)
Words by Alfred Lord Tennyson ; music by
Arthur Somervell.
Part 2.
1.-Quartet-" The Long Day closes." Music
by Sir Arthur Sullivan.
(Mis. Hughes, Miss Hallett, Capt. Webb, B A..
Mr. Huassey.)
2. Part Song-" The Song of the Vikings."
(Orchestral accompaniment)
Words by Somerville Gibney ; music by Eaton
Faning.
3.-Orchestra-" Chanson de Nuit," Sir E. Elgar
4. Quartet-"Twilight", H. Keaton.
(Mrs. Joliffe, Miss Conyers, Mr. Joliffe, Mr.
Hallett.)
5. Part Song-" Rowing Homewards," F. H.
Cowen.
6. Choral Ballad-" The Last Post."
Words by W. E. Henley; Music by Sir C. V.
Stanford. Orchestral accompaniment.
The programme concluded with
"God save the King."
Those who anticipated an evening of unalloyed
enjoyment at the fourth annual concert of the
Bermuda Choral Society bad their anticipations
fulfilled.
The opening number was rendered by a chorus
of about seventy-five voices ; and in itself dis-
played an amount of earnest work and careful
training which probably few among the audience
fully realized.
It is unnecessary to say that the old Scotch
favourite Robin Adair in its new setting, admir-
ably rendered, evoked loud and hearty applause.
That sweetest of cradle-songs Sweet and
Low" with its wealth of imagery and soothing
voluptuousness of rhythm and rhyme, was trans-
posed from its place in Part I ; but the pleasure
was only heightened by having been a short time
deferred. This lovely chorus was warmly encor-
ed and the singers responded by repeating the
second stanza:-
"Sleep and rest, sleep and rest
ath. *inl come to thee eoon-
Rest, rest, on mother's breast,
Father will come to thee soon-
Father will come to his babe in the nest,
Silver sails all out of the west
Under the silver moon.
Sleep my little one, sleep my pretty one,
sleep."
The humorous quartet Two Snails was ren-
dered with much life and spirit. It was keenly
enjoyed by the audience who testified their
appreciation by calling for an encore to which a
*response was kindly accorded.
Tennyson's martial lyric "The Charge of the
Light Brigade," was reserved for the concluding
item of Part I. The orchestral accompaniment
formed an excellent background for Somer-
vell's stirring music. As the last strain died away,
for a brief space a deep silence prevailed which
was broken by an outburst of applause that was
only stilled by the rising of the choristers to re-
peat from
"Cannon to right of them,
Cannon to left of them........."
to the end.
Part II opened with The Long Day Closes,"
a sweetly restful lyric, and sweetly rendered. As
an encore the singers gave again the concluding
quatrain,
"Go to thy dreamless bed
Where grief reposes,
Thy book of toil is read-
The Long Day closes."
"The Song of the Vikings," with orchestral
accompaniment gave opportunity for some very
pretty effects of which the skilful conductor took
full advantage.
"Twilight," which had occupied the next
place on the printed programme had already been
sung in Part I, and its place was supplied by
"Sweet and Low" as mentioned above.
Cowen's part song "Rowing, rowing, home-
wards" preceded "The Last Post," the conolud-
number of the programme. In this cantata the
orchestra accompanied tbhoughout, and some strik-
ing musical effects were produced by the strains
of martial music rising and falling and dying
away in a bugle call sounded as if from a dis-
tance.
Taken as a whole this fourth concert marks a
decided advance; and where the tireless efforts
of Mr. Purcell are so ably seconded by so many,
almost as enthusiastic as himself, it may safely
be predicted that a brilliant future, quite in keep.
ing with its suooessful though brief past, is in
store for the Bermuda Choral Society.

The S. S. Bermudian.
Yesterday a cablegram was received from New
York announcing that the s.s. Bermudian had
been reported, at 8 a m. 276 miles from Sandy
Hook, and expected to dock at midnight.

The Gale.


During the height of the strong westerly gale
which blew on Thursday, several mishaps oc-
curred to shipping in Hamilton Harbour. About
one o'clock in the afternoon the sailing vessel
" Albert used by Messrs. Thompson & Roberts
for conveying bread to the Dockyard, broke from
her moorings in Barr's Bay, and before assistance
could be rendered drifted on White's Island. The
"Albert" was considerably damaged having
nearly the whole of her port side stove in. When
she was subsequently towed off by the S S.
" Ajax she became waterlogged and is now at
Red Hole, Paget, undergoing repairs About
the same time the schooner Alice E. L., which
has been moored below Beverley, Paget West,
for some months dragged her anchors and was
drifting on to the shore when timely assistance
was given by the S. S. Ajax." With some
difficulty the schooner was secured and moored
at the wharf at Hamilton. The regular steam
service between Hamilton and Ireland Island and
Somerset was suspended all day, and about half-
past one o'clock the gale was blowing with such
violence that the Salt Kettle ferry steamer
"Sylvia" was shipping green seas and it was
deemed advisable to stop the ferry for the re-
mainder of the day.


Penny Postage to the United States.
,"With reference to the question of postage at
the rate ot one penny per ounce to the United
States of America the Colonial Postmaster (Mr.
Cecil H. Tucker) reports that from data in his
office on prepaid correspondence he estimates the
loss to the Colony at 700 per annum. Continu-
ing, the Colonial Postmaster says : In addition
to the above under the head of Unpaid Taxel
Letters the receipts for the year 1908 amounted
to 270 ; if Id. postage should be adopted the
receipts under this head would be greatly re-
duced. I therefore, estimate the total loss at
950. The Reports of the Post Office tor the
years 1903, 1904, 1905 and 1907 shewed a profit
respectively of 1,179 11 5, 1,273 0 4,
340 2 2 and 466 13 5, while the year
1906 showed a deficit ol 167 5 4. I am not
yet in a position to say exactly what the profit
for 1908 is, but I estimate it at 500. I think it
is muy duty to state further Lhat if any increase
should occur through the inauguration of penny
postage %ith the United States that it must of
necessity follow that extra assistance in order to
cope successfully with the work must be pro-
vided, and if a large increase should occur more
accommodation will be needed at the General
Post Office, Hamilton. Taking the whole matter
into review I am of opinion that the Post Office
will shew a deficit of something like 450 per
annum."

The Lads who love the Lilies.
Those who are earnest in support of charitable in-
stitutions must read with much pleasure that the
Offices and Ladies of Ireland Island, Boaz and
Somerset purpose repeating in the Sail Loft H.
M. Dockyard the now popular Musical Builesque
in 2 Acts, which has been played so often locally
and with much sueoess, "The Lads who love the
Lilies". The representation will be under the
same distinguished patronage as on former occas-
ions; and the proceeds will be donated partly to
the Cottage Hospital and partly to Naval and
Military charities.
As arrangements have been made for the s.s.
Corona to leave the Club Steps Hamilton at 7.45
p.m. calling at the Princess steps a quarter of an
hour later, there will be added to the pleasure of
seeing an amusing piece well staged and splend-
idly rendered the further pleasure of an enjoyable
moonlight cruise on the popular excursion boat.
No doubt many from Hamilton will avail them-
selves of the opportunity.

The Boating Accident in Hamilton
Harbour.
Yesterday afternoon, in Hamilton, the Board
of Pilot Commissioners held a meting for the pur-
pose of inquiring into the causes of the recent
boating accident which resulted so nearly fatal
for the Hon. Henry Lookward.
After hearing the evidence the Board decided
that the responsibility for the accident rested
with the boatman and not with the pilot of the
S.S. Corona, who was exonerated from blame in
connection with the affair. The boatman showed
no light and endeavoured to oross the bows of
the Corona thus causing his boat to come into
collision with the steamer.
The regulations of the Board of Trade with re-
gard to boats have never been carried out in Ber-
muda; and the Board consequently recommends
that the matter be brought to the attention of the
Executive in order that the necessary legislation
may be effected.

Bermuda as She is Unknown.
'It has been remarked, and with truth, that to
the average Englishman and woman the beauties
of Bermuda, human d otherwise, are not famil-
iarly knotvn but ar anyone could be prepared
to accept seriously that English ignorance in this
respect is so profound as to nourish the idea that
the inhabitants of this Colony are believed by
English people to eat with chop sticks and wear
no clothes. Yet the hon. member for Southamp-
ton Parish (Mr. Musson Wainwright) stated in
the House of Assembly yesterday afternoon,
during a debate upon the Imperial Institute, that
he had known of Bermuda girls who, on return-
ing from school in England declared that they
had been asked whether such a state of affairs
prevailed. Another member (Mr. T. Misick)
stated that nine out of every ten Englishmen
could not say whether Bermuda was in the At-
lantic or the Pacific Ocean, or if it was a part of
the Fiji or Andaman Islands.

Pembroke Literary Club.
Hamilton, Bermuda,
January 29th, 1909.
To the Editor of The Royal Gazette.
Dear Sir,-An event took place last Wednes-
day night which I trust will ever be regarded by
the people of this Island as one which will confer
on them a lasting benefit i, they will only avail
themselves of the opportunities now afforded
them, and the best means it seems to me of let-
ting them know of it, is through the valued
columns of your much circulated paper.
On the evening of the 27th inst. a few gentle-
men met in St. John's Sunday School and inau-
gurated the Pembroke Literary Club, and mem-
bership was thrown open to both sexes, hoping
thereby to obtain the support of ladies as their
presence will not only attract those of the sterner
sex but will lend a more refined influence to the
Society.
All over the world it is recognized that it is the
trained men that tell for the onward progress of
a country and in this age when intricate ques-
tions call upon us for a correct solution, it is
necessary that we bring to bear upon them,
minds not only stored with knowledge but must
view them in various lights so as to correctly
solve them, and the only way we can arrive at
this is by exchanging opinions with our fellow-
men and the best way to effect this is through a
Debating Society, and now that women are occu-
pying positions which in years past were
thought to be only for men suoh as Mayors
&o. it is fit that they become conversant with the
ideas of the people of whom one day they may
become representatives, and apart from this, surely
the educated woman (not the blue stocking) is
appreciated and then the home influence which
such a woman can have over her family cannot
be over-estimated; the man nowadays is not
looking for an ornament to adorn his house but
for a helpmeet in every sense of the word; woman
has ceased to bear a share in the manual burdens


of the world as she used to do in the Dark Ages,
and must now take a part in the intellectual
burden, and for this she must be properly trained
as well as the man.
Physical Culture is all the rage now and though
it is a good thing for us to properly develop our
bodies, I think it is our bounden 'duty to man-
kind in general that each one of us should seek
to bring our minds to the highest pitch of cul-
ture that we are capable of, for from the minds
emanate the deeds which time can never com-
pletely efface, and as the athlete by hard training
equips himself for the gymnastic struggle, so
should we also by constant study and exchange
of ideas fit ourselves for the mental struggle
which the world is at present undergoing. As in
a gymnasium the exercises tend to improve the
muscles so in a Literary Club debates do the
same to the faculties of the mind and train the
thoughts aright and furnish the debtors with
words to express the thoughts.
Thanking you, Mr. Editor, for your valuable
space and trusting that you will aid us most
materially in promoting our scheme by effusions
from your more able pen.
I remain,
Yours sincerely,
BOOKLOVER.


Fire at Hamilton.

BREAKDOWN OF FIRE ENGINE.

VALUABLE ASSISTANCE RENDERED BY
TROOPS AND S. S. CORONA.

E Inquest and Verdict.

,.Between one and two o'clok on Thursday
morning an alarm of fire was given, and the few
people, including constables on duty, who hap-
pened to be afoot hurried to the spot indicated.
The first to arrive found smoke issuing from the
bar-room of Mesrs Gosling's warehouse on Par-
liament St. adjoining the premises occupied by the
Bermuda Hardware Co. on the corner of Front
Street. One man was assisted to climb over the
gale, and he had succeeded in breaking off
the look which secured the door at the rear
of the burning premises. By the time he
had reached the interior the City Fire Engine
had arrived. Flames were now to be seen on
the second storey. A hose was laid on. For
eight or ten minutes the stream was kept up.
Then the tank gave out and the hose had to be
transferred so as to obtain a supply from te hear-
hour. Misfortunes did not fall singly upon the
workers-the steam engine broke down. Then
the hand engine was put into commission and
was plied with much energy though little success.
In spite of their utmost efforts with the puny
machine the fire gained rapidly and spreadto the
lower storey. The situation had now become
serious. The liquors in the bar-room had taken
fire ; and, fanned by a strong breeze from the
South-west the flames were making furious head-
way. Any doubt as to whether the fire had been
communicated to the Bermuda Furniture Com-
pany's premises was quickly dispelled by the dis-
covery that things there were equally in as bad a
condition as in the bar-room.
TIMELY ASSISTANCE.
Presently a company of the r. C. L. I. from
Prospect, bringing with them an engine that
would work arrived, and almost at the same
moment the S. S. Corona pulled up opposite
the store of Messrs. Musson Wainwright. A
striking illustration of the value of discipline was
now afforded. The men from Prospect were on
the ground in half-au-hour from the time the
alarm was given ; the crew oi the Corona had the
hose coupled and passing up the alley-way at the
Western end, were delivering a powerful stream
through the rear windows in fifteen minutes
from the moment the watchman was called. The
soldiers had their hose coupled in a twinkling and
attacked the front of the building. In about half
an hour the fire was got under control ; and at a
little after three was completely extinguished.
The company of the D. C. L. I. was in com-
mand of Captain Dene and Lieutenant Hodge and
2nd Lieut. Garoia ; and nothing could exceed the
celerity and precision with which the orders were
carried out.
The S. S. Corona's men. H. D. Aitken, Harvey,
Swan, G. Aitken, Cannoner, Raynor, Swan and
Richards are also deserving of much much credit
for the excellent and very effective service they
rendered.
Individual members of the Hamilton Fire
Brigade worked with a will, although sadly
handicapped for want of proper machinery. The
names of the Fire Wardens, Messrs. E. M.
Nelmes and H. S. Eve, are deserving of special
mention. Mr. John A. P. Pitt proved also an
excellent worker.
THE INQUEST.
On Thursday an inquest was opened at the
City Hall, Hamilton, and continued yesterday.
Following is the evidence of the witnesses.
The first witness called was Frederick Knights
who duly sworn said :-I am Police Constable
stable of the City of Hamilton. At about half
past one this morning I was on patrol on Front
Street. When I got opposite John Pitt's store I
heard the fire alarm bell. I ran in the direction
from which I heard the sound, when I got to
Messrs. Gosling Bros. warehouse I saw a small
issue of smoke from the bar-room of the ware-
house through the window on Parliament Street.
In the mean time Police Constable Pewtherer
made his appearance with, I was informed, one of
the Military Police. I asked them to assist me
in getting over the gate. I got inside the yard
and began breaking open the door of the entrance
to the bar. I succeeded in getting them open
I then turned say attention to the inside door. I
then broke off the look from the iron bar across
the door. I did this with an empty bucket. By
that time the fire engine came, operations of the
engine at once commenced. At that time the
only smoke seen was from the bar room. In
answer to jurors, I saw only smoke and no fire.
I had not passed the building before that night,
it was not in my beat. After breaking the look I
did not open the door. I noticed no smoke from
the lower storey. The smoke seemed all above
I don't remember seeing anybody in the street on
my way to there after hearing the bell alarm.
It was Polireman Shepherd's beat on that street
last night, I think.
Frederick Grover Barritt, sworn, said I was
coming from a dance about twenty minutes past
one this morning. On my way home when getting
near the Post Office on Reid Street, I smelt
smoke. On looking around and down Parliament
Street I saw smoke coming from Gosling's ware-
house. I went to the City Hall and gave the
alarm. Philip Lane who was with me went at
the same time and reported to the Police Station.
When on Reid Street near Chiappa's I saw fire on
the second floor of the building. I did not then
go there but went and gave the alarm and then
joined the Fire Brigade. The window through
which I had seen the fire was facing Parliament
Street, I think it was on the east end of the bar
room. I saw no one in the vicinity of the build-
ing when I saw the fire.
Andreas Ferdinand Christensen, sworn, said :
I am the manager of Hardware Company Store on
the corner of Front and Parliament Streets. I
left the store at 5.30 leaving Carl Dickinson in
charge, and he was supposed to close the store.
Either he or I always close the store. The front
part is left or is always open to the back part. I
was called by young Barritt, known as Buster, at
about 2.30 this morning and I hurried to the spot.
The steam engine had ceased to work ; the hand
engine was doing the work. The boy told me
that the fire was in the bar-room. I have no idea
as to the origin. In answer to~juror-I guess Iwas
in the back room yesterday There was no neces-
sity for us to use a light at any time in back
room. There was sufficient light through the
windows. In the north room just under the bar
was sealed with match board.


Court adjourned to meet again on the 29tb day
of January inst., at ten o'clock a.m.
The Court met as by adjournment this 29th
instant.
Carl Sutherland Dickinson, sworn, said I am
employed by the Bermuda Hardware Co. I closed
the store on the evening of the 27th instant The
back part at 5.15 and the front door at 5 45. I
am satisfied the store was properly closed, and I
used no light in closing. I knew nothing of the
fire until seven o'clock yesterday morning when
on my way to my work. In answer to jurors-
The western door of the back room was never
opened nor used. The only outside doors we
used besides the front ones were the two side
doors in alley way. I am satisfied there are only
two sets of keys iu opening and closing the store
door, I hold one and Mr. Christensen the other.
The keys of the side doors are left hung up in the
store. I found them in their places yesterday
morning on opening.
Robert Henry Swan, sworn, said : I was bar-
tender in the liquor store on the second floor of
Messrs Gosling Bros' warehouse. I served there
on the 27th instant from 7 o'clock in the morn-
ing until 11 that night, when I shut the door and
cleaned up, and there wa nothing any-


where about the place to indicate fire.
Should there have been I should have
made a search. At about twenty minutes
after eleven I loled up and went home. About
3 o'clock yesterday morning I was called and in-
formed that the place was on fire. I particularly
asked the locality and was told it was on Dnnk-
ley's side. On reaching there it was impossible
to tell where it was on account of the smoke.
Not being permitted to enter I cannot say any
more about it. In answer to Jurors-I was em-
ployed by the day and get a commission on the
sales. It was my living and I depended on it. The
floor was a double one, a new floor over the old one.
I used for spitoons boxes of wet sand or saw dust.
I clean off on closing all the butt ends of cigars
and tobacco, so that the boxes would make a
nice appearance on the following mornings.
James George Shepherd, sworn, said : I am an
extra Police Constable for the City. I was on
duty on the night of the 27th inst from 8 p.m.
to 4 a.m. of the 28th. I started from Butter-
field's Bank to Berg's corner, East Broadway,
taking in the cross streets to Reid street. About
20 minutes past one I heard the fire bell when I
was opposite Mr. Bluok's store coming east. I
ran quickly till I came to Parliament street. I saw
a volume of smoke coming from the hole in the
wall" through a window on the eastern side of
the building. I then saw Policeman Pewtherer
coming down Parliament street Polieeman
Knights very soon joined us and said come
on let us pull the gate down. Finding it
impossible, we then helped Knights over the
gate. Then the fire engine came up with P.C.
Tucker in front. I went to their assistance and
we took the engine up as far as the Blacksmith's
shop at the corner of Parliament and Reid streets.
I then went back to the fire and saw that the gate
was open. The order was then given to force
open the door leading to the bar. In a few min-
utes we got the engine to work and water was
played on the fire. The water was supplied for
eight or ten minutes when the tank from which
we got the water was emptied. We then got the
water from the harbor. By that time the
fire started in the third storey. The order
was then given to place the ladder against
the window for the purpose of passing the water
through by the hose. I was then ordered to wake
up the watchman of the "Corona." In answer
to jurors-On my beat that night I examined the
door and windows about 12.15. I went up as far
as Reid Street and returned. I found all secured.
I examined the lower part of the building about
8 o'clock, when I first went on duty.
Herbert Henry Hans, sworn, said: Last Thurs-
day morning about five minutes to one o'clock I
was called out by the fire alarm. I got the en-
gine out about five or ten minutes past one, and
was told that Messrs Gosling's Warehouse was on
fire. We took the engine up to the wharf oppo-
site Musson Wainwright's store. We then con-
oeoted the host from the harbor. Then the order
was given to let the water come. The steam en-
gine broke down ; we then took hold of the hand
engine, we started to throw water on the fire. We
saw the top storey on fire. I let go the delivery
and got a ladder and put it up to the side of the
building to the upper storey. I went up the lad-
der, pulled off the blind and shouted pass me
an axe." One of the military police passed me
one and I smashed in the window. Military
policemen came up with the delivery and we
started playing water on the fire until we had put
out the fire on the top floor. We then went down
on the ground floor to Dunkley's Store. We
found that was on fire where there was some
glass and pitch, and we put that out. We
waited a while to see that fire broke out
nowhere else. I then went home. In an-
swer to Juror-I am of opinion that the
fire originated in the sum shop. I noticed at first
no smoke from the ground floor.
Albert Dugmore, Private of D.C.L.I., sworn,
said-On Reid street on the morning of the 28th
I *as told by a civilian that there was a fire on
Parliament street. I went there and saw smoke
coming from the rum shop. I gave the alarm to
some civilians. We got the fire engine out and
took it up to the wharf. Then I helped Hans to
extinguish the fire.


Arrested for Stealing.
Yesterday at noon Chief Constable Robinson of
the Hamilton Police Force under authority of a
warrant issued by the Worshipful R.W. Appleby,
Police Magistrate searched the dwelling house
and premises in occupation of one Alice Dickin-
son for certain articles of china and plated ware
the property of the Hamilton Hotel Company,
which articles were alleged to have been recent-
ly stolen by her from the hotel.
A considerable number of the articles were
identified and brought by the constables to the
Police Station. Alice Dickinson was arrested and
remanded to Hamilton Gaol until this morning
at 10 o'clock.
The prisoner who had been in the employ of
the Hamilton Hotel Co., was discharged from the
Hotel in the latter part of December.


Bermudian Business Graduates.
Two Bermudian young men, Messrs. W. E. S.
Zuill, son of Mr. H. J. Zuill, Orange
Grove, Smith's and Mr. Arthur Hill, son
of Mr. A. J. Hill of Woodlands, Pembroke,
have recently after most creditable course
graduated from the Ontario Business College,
Belleville, Canada.


Custom House,-Hamilton.
ENBnBE.
Jan 26-R M S Bermudian, Fraser, New York,
assorted eargo to Watlington & Conyers.
26-S S Ooamo, Coffin, Halifax, N 8, general
cargo to W T James & Co.
CLEA.ED.
Jan 26-R M S Bermudian, Fraser, New York,
716 Brls. Potatoes.
3,004 Boxes Vegetables.
26- SS Ooamo, Coffin, Montserrat, inward
cargo.

PASSENGERS.
In the S S Ooamo from Halifax, N S, on Tues-
day last:-Rev W S Morris, Mrs Morris and chil-
dren, Rev R Mathers, Mrs Cameron MoLeod, 1
Chinese.


Shipping News.


S S Cayo Gitano sailed from London, England,
on Friday, January 22nd, due at Bermuda, Fri-
day, February 5th.
S S Port Kingston sailed from Bristol, Eng-
land, Saturday, January 23rd. She is due to
arrive at Bermuda on Monday, February 1st to
sail for Turks Islands and Jamaica.
S S Oruro sailed from St. Kitts, ast 3 p.m. on
Wednesday last, and is due here to-morrow to
sail for Halifax, N S, direct.



Genuine Shilling Green

Prloe am. each.

NOTICE TO STAMP COLLECTORS

NO SET of Bermuda Stamps Complete, without
the obsolete Shilling Green, to be had emly
at the ROTAL GASITTZ 0IICX].


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Y GURDA, JANUARY
TIHE ROYAL GA2gETTE-4SA1'URDAT, JANUARY 33. 1909.


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H. C. C. Bazaar.
We have been requested to state that the H. C.
C. Bazaar will be held on March 3rd instead of
March 17th as originally intended.

BERMUDA FAVOURS DEVELOPMENT
OF TRADE WITH CANADA.
DB. LAPTHORN SMiTh TanLj oF ISLAND'S
RESOURBCu AND CHARMS.
Dr. A. Lapthorn-Smithb who has just returned
to the city after a holiday in Bermuda, speaks
'osat enthusiastically of the island as a health re-
sort for overworked business and professional
men. He feels sure that if the beauties and com-
fort of Bermuda were made known. it would be
visited every winter by thousands of Canadians,
instead of having its hotels filled, as is the case
at present, by wealthy people from the United
States.
Leaving Montreal in the midst of a snowstorm
he was standing 60 hours later in front of a hotel
in Hamilton, with hundreds of rose bushes and
magnolias blooming around him.
Outside of the delightful mildneass of its olim-
ate, Hamilton is the cleanest and most orderly
city Dr. Lapthborn-Smith has ever seen. There
are many milesof beautifully rounded streets and
carriage drives made of glistening coral, while
the houses are built even to the roofs, of coral
sandstone. These houses are whitewashed several
times a year, and the result is an appearance of
dazzling white which contrasts in a moat attract-
ive manner with the greenness of the fields and
blueness of the water.
As for the feeling of the Bermudians towards
Canada, Dr. Lapworth-Smith said this was of the
very kindest description, having been much in-
creased by the visit to the Island made by Earl
Grey last winter.
At present," continued the doctor, "'most of
the trade of Bermuda goes to the United States
but this could easily be diverted to Canada 'by
the simple expedient of admitting Bermudian
potatoes and onions to the extent of about $3,000-
000 annually into the Dominion without duty
for the next ten years."
While in Hamilton Dr. Lapthorn-Smith made
inquiries as to where the people got the materials
for their doors, floors and windows, and found
that they were all made of Georgia pine, the
price being about double what would be the case
if the wood was imported from Canada. The
merchants of Bermuda would also in the event
of satisfactory trade arrangements take from us
flour, potatoes, cattle and other produce to an
amount double that of our imports from them,
and the trade balance would thus be greatly in
our favour. As for the importation and exporta-
tion of potatoes, this is explained by the fact that
the Bermudian tubers mature in the early spring
when they can fetch a fancy price as delicacies in
the Canadian market, and thus it pays the farm-
ere to export them and import the Canadian pro-
duct in the fall. Dr. Laptborn-Smith visited
several farms and found the employes busy plant-
ing the third crop of potatoes for 1908.
"For some reason which I could not ascertain"
said the Doctor, the people of the island are not
at all in sympathy with any suggestion to con-
federate with the British West Indies, preferring
to attach themselves to Canada. Many of them
pointed out that it was only half the distance
from Bermuda to Ottawa than it was from Ven-
couver to the Canadian capital, and that no
difficulty would be experienced in sending a
member to the Dominion Parliament."


SHORTHAND

.LRE-PORTS
OF THE
DEBATES
OF THE
HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY.
SEALED TENDERS for taking shorthand re-
ports of the debates of the House of Assembly
from the 30tb April, 1909 to the 30tb April, 1910
or if the House be then in Session to the end of the
then current session, will be received by the Act-
ing Clerk of the House, at his office, in the Court
House, up to 12 o'clock noon on the 27th day of
February, 1909 addressed to the committee ap-
pointed to contract for the service.
The service will include :-
(1). The taking of full and correct shorthand
reports of all the debates of t~he House.
(2). The correct publication of such debates
in clear and legible type in one of the local news-
papers within seven days after the dates of the
respective debates.
(3). The supply within ninety days after the
close of every ordinary session of fifty copies of
the published debates of such session and of any
special session or sessions which are held during
the contract period, properly sewn or stitched,
strongly half bound in cloth with leather backs,
suitably lettered and with proper title pages, and
full nominal and topical indexes, alphabetically
arranged, the reports end indexes, to be printed
on such paper and in such type and style as shall
be approved by the Committee.
(4). The contract to be terminable by either
party on such notice, as the contract shall provide
and for any gross breach thereof, or for repeated
minor breaches, by such shorter notice by the
committee as the contract shall provide.
Other terms and conditions of the contract are
set out in the draft form of contract which may
be seen on application to the undersigned, from
whom Forms of Tender are to be obtained.
The Committee will not be bound to accept the
lowest or any tender.
By direction of the Committee,
E. H. GOSLING,
Acting Clerk of the House of Assembly.
Sessions House,
29 Jany., 1908.-3 S.o.


Sterling Silver and (
$Silver Plated Ware.

Always a handsome and very welcome
selection for presentation occasions.
Weddings, Anniversaries and special
gift times are always rolling around and
those charged with the purchasing of some-
thing elegant and appropriate will be glad
to see our gathering of silver
,. $pons$, 'oerks, Cea
Sets, Salvers, Bread Crays, S
Pickle and marmalade 3ars
etc. .* *

) E. M. AST WOOD,
0 Jeweler, .s
55 FRONT STREET r.

sa -- iFa 9^


CHARITY.

IN AID or THE COTTAGE H,,SPITAL AND NAVAL AND MILITARY CHARITIES:


OUR ISLAND
OR

THE LADS WHO LOVE THE LILIES

A Musical Burlesque i-t 2 Acts
Under the Distinguished paronage of His Excellency the Governor, Lt.-General F. W. Kitcbener,
C. B., Capt. G H. Borrett, R. N., H. hi. S. "Indefatigable," Copt. N. Grant,
R. N., in charge of H. M. Naval Establisments, and Col. F. H.
Chapman, commanding 2nd Bo. D C.L.I.
Performed by Officers and Ladies of Ireland Island, Boaz and Somerset
WILL BE REPEATED BY REQUEST

IN THE SAIL LOFT
H. M. DOCKYARD,

MONDAY and TUESDAY
1st and 2nd FEBRUARY:


CHARACTERS:


Lieut. Harry Weatherhall, R.N.
Jack Mainbrace (a seaman)
H. E. the Governor, Sir Chbas. Montmorenoy
Admiral Sir Ralph O'Demyer R.N.
Ebenezer (member for Hamilton)
Lady Montmorency
Vera Montmorenoy
Kitty Greybridge
Julia Mainbrace (a suffragette)
Sally Watfoid


Lieut. L. W. Braithwaite, R.N.
Feet Surgeon N. L. Richarids, R.N.
Capt. G.R.S. -Hiokson, R M.L.I.
Major F. W. Louard, R.M.L.I.
Lieut. E. Tootell, R.M.L.I.
Mrs. Gill
Mrs. Braithwaite
Mrs. Hiokson
Lieut. J. H. D. Cunningham, R.N.
Mrs. Borrett


Chorus of Sailors, Marines, Citizens, etc.
By kind permission of Colonel F. H. Chapman and Officers, the Orchestra will consist of
the String Band of the 2vd Bn. D.C.L.I., conducted by Mr W. T. Roberts, Bandmaster.
Plans of the sail loft may be seen at the COLONIST OFrIOc, Hamilton and at IRE-
LAND ISLAND MEAT MARKET on and after Tuesday, January 26th.


A Moonlight


Trip. ,


The S.S. Corona will leave Hamilton (Club Steps) at 7.45 p.m Princess Steps,
8 p.m., each evening, returning after the performance. Tickets for round trip including
admission to the performance 4/- RESERVED, 3/- RESERVED.
PRICES OF ADMISSION: 3/- RESERVED, 2/- RESERVED, "/- unreserved.
Children Half price. Soldiers and Sailors in uniform half price to unreserved seats


Jan. 26. 1909.


Doors open 8 p m. Performance 8.30. Carriages 11 p.m.


Quebec


Company


!teamship


, Limited.


The Quebec Steamship Company, Limited, legs to inform
its patrons that the following rebates of freight will be paid
at the end of the current year to all importers who adhere to
the steamers of the Quebec Steamshir Company, Ltd., for all
their importations from New York throughout the year 1909.
On freight paid amounting to $100 and
less than $1,000-10 per cent.
On freight paid amounting to $1,000 and
less than $1,500-15 per cent.
On freight paid amounting to $1,500 and
over-20 per cent.


No rebate will be paid on "through" freight
land, Canada or other ports, except when paying
tariff rates, nor on freight of live stock and coal.


from
New


Eng-
York


No rebate will be paid to any importer who directly or
indirectly imports goods from New York by vessels other
than the steamers of the Quebec Steamship Company, Ltd.


Tariff of freight can be obtained at the office
Agents at Bermuda and New York.


of the


Transport either by sailing vessel or freight steamer
coal, gasolene and naphtha, will be provided during the
at current market rate of freight.


QUEBEC


for
Fall


STEAMSHIP COMPANY, LIMITED,


WATLINGTON & CONYERs, Agents.

Hamilton, Bermuda, January 5th, 1909.-8 3p
Colonist copy 8 W. & 8.


STEMLl


LOST 7
ON THURSDAY LAST


GOLD


WA TCH,


Half Hunting Case, Key Winder,
with Black Silk Fob and Small
Oval Gold Locket with Black
Enamel.
FINDER PLEASE RETURN TO PRINCESS HOTEL
and be rewarded.
Jan. 30th.-1 pd.


P. Tleton cooke, D.D.S.
(AMERICAN DENTIST).

Miles Building, Front Street,
NlamiltoW, ermunda.
OFFICE HOURS 8 A.M. To 5.30
SUNDAYS 9 TO 11 A.M.
24/10/08.--m. e.0. 3p.


Hj-OTEL -RASCATI.

NEAR FLATT'S BRIDGE.
Open all the year round.
Terms moderate. High class, Modern, Beautifully located.

On a certain number of desirable rooms we have greatly reduced the prices from thole
advertised on our Hotel Booklet to suit visitors who are seeking very reasonable accome
modation. Immediate application is advised.

Hot and Cold, Fresh and Sea-Water Baths in the House.
Magnificent Bathing, Fishing and Boating.
All Sanitary Arrangements Modern and Up-to-date.
A Well Equipped Livery on the Premises.
The Barber Shop is in charge of a Thoroughly Competent New
York Barber.
The Frascati is conducted on the American Plan and the Cuisine
is in charge of the most competent persons. 1
Attached to the Hotel and overlooking the water, we have
this year added a large CAF B open from 7 a.m. to 11p.m.
where Cold Luncheons, Oysters on the Half-shell, Afternoon
Teas etc., are always ready.
Strawberries and Cream when in season.


- = Proprietor and Manager.


NOTICE.


Jfrrowroot


Slick -
will he received at
The Factory, Belle Vue,
Paget,
on and after
MONDAY NEXT, FEBRUARY 1st.
Growers are requested to make de-
liveries during mouth of February.
W. T. JAMES.
30ih Jan. 1909.-1.


ISLAND STEAM SERVICE.

NA/ /ra^

Excursorion.

Steel Steamer CORONA

TO-NIOIT

9 o'clock.
For Boaz and Ireland Island,
calling at "Spit Head" both going
and coming. Returning to
Hamilton about 11 p.m.
FARE.-ROUND TRIP. I/- (25c.)
ISLAND STEAM SERVICE.
PEARMAN, WATLINGTON & CO.
Managing Owners.


PICKFORD & BLACK
STEAMSHIP COY., LTD.,

PROPOSED ITINERARY."
Canada. Bermuda, West Indies and Demerara
Service.
(SOUTHBOUND TaIzp.)


A. PENISTON


Hamilton Cricket Club.

NOTICE.
It is notified for information of members
and associate members that the annual dues are
now payable. All members must be in possession
of Club tickets for 1909 to ensure entry to
all games, otherwise gate money will be col-
lected.
Annual dues are payable to Mr. A. S. R
Spurling..
By order of the Committee,
C. S HIGGS, Secretary.
Hamilton, 28th January 1909.-Ipd.


mcCallum



Perfection



A PERFECT


SCOTCH


WHISKEY


mellow like a liqueur


The sole whiskey sup-

plied at all the chief

Edinburgh Municipal

Functions during the

last five years. t o



3. E. igbtbourn & go.


* *
Grasmere

* BY THE SEA. *


*Private Board.

icellent Cuisine, Moderate Terms.,

ROOMS, LARGE AND AIRY.
Modern Improvements. ,
Z HOT AND COLD WATER. *
Attractive and Extensive Grounds
(over 12 acres),
DELIGHTFUL BATHING AND BOATING
FISHING.
Apply to "
"YORK BUILDING,"
(Upstairs), Queen Street,
OR AT *
"GRASMERE,"
TELEPHONE '53.
N. E. LUSHER, f
Proprietor.

O8/19/08.


Stmr.


Oruro...
Dahome
Ooamo..
Sobo ...
Oruro...
Dahome
Oamo..
Sobo ...
Ooamo.
Dahome


Leave St. Leave Hali-
John, N.B. itax, N.S.

ON OR ABOUT
Tues. Nov. 3 Thur. Nov 12
Sun. 15 Tues. 24
Fri. 27 Sun. Dec. 6
Wed. Dec. 9 Fri. 18
Mon. 21 Wed. 30
Sat. Jan. 2 Mon. Jan. 11
Thur. 14 Sat. 23
Tues. 26 Thur. Feb. 4
Sun. Feb. 7. Tues. 16
Fri. 19 Sun. 28


Due Bermudaa
t) sail for
W ,'t Indies.


Mon. Nov. 16
Bat. 28
Thur. Dec. 10
Tues. 22
) Sun. Jan. 3
Fri. 15
IWed. 27
1 Mon. Feb. 8
$Sat 20
IThur. Mar. 4


NORTHBOUNDD TURI.)
Steamers are due at Bermuda to sail for St. John,
N. B., or Halifax, N. S., on or about
DAHOME Mon. Nov. 9 OCAMO Sat. Nov. 21
SOBO......Thur. Dec. 3 ORURO Tues. Dee. 15
DAHOME Sun. 27 OCAMO Fri. Jan. 8
SOBO .....Wed. Jan. 20 ORURO Mon. Feb. 1
DAHOME Sat. Feb. 13 OCAMO Thor. 25
SOBO.......Tues. Mar. 9 OCAMO Sun. Mar. 21
PORTS OF CALL:-Bermuda, St. Kitts, An-
tigua, MontMrmt, Dominics, St. Luoia,
St. Vincent, Barbados, Trinidad, Demerra.
V NoT--S. S. Dahome and 8. S. Sobo emall
at Montserrat, (for mails and pamengers only)
going south bat do not call at St. Lucia and St.
Vincent going south, nor at St. Vincent and
MonDtsrrat returning north.
S.S. Ooamo and 8.S. Oruro do not call at Bt. ,
Kitts, Antigua and Dominica going south, bt
call at all ports returning.
Sailing dates of these lines will be adhereo
to as closely as possible, subject to
weather and other circumstaacoe~
W. T. JAMES & b0., A&st.
Hamanilte a 9St. qGMr. n-i3


Whitakers Almanack, 1909


For Sale at The Royal Gazette Stationery Store.


FOR RENT


That pleasantly sit-
uated and complete-
ly Furnished Home
known as .


Millbrook

Fitted with all mod-
ern conveniences. .


Apply to N. E. LUSHER,
YOBK BUILDING" Upstairs.
Queen Street, Hamiltoon


PHONE 51. (


_77


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A CELEBRATED

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BEAUTY


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BY APPOINTMENT TO


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