BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
STATi SUPER VZAS ANTZIQUAS,
24s. per Ann
1 5, 179.
accordance with instructions re-
OSBrH WATKZINS, Esq.,
'I WILL SELL
HIS SHOP IN WATER STREET,
The 15th April,
THE WHOLE OF His
(D W, IV m 0 'WA WX
RESIDENCE OF MR. WATKINS,
In Water Street,
1 Will Sell,
THE WHOLE OF HIS
For Lists of Articles, terms of Sale, and
theirr particulars, see post Bill.
T. TODDIJ GS,
it. Georges, April 7, 1879.
OVER-DOING IT.-A boaster in telling of a battle
oe wa in, said, "Our colonel fell dead in my arms,
is head carried away by a cannon ball, and his
ast words were, 'Bury me on the spot where I
Under the Pattonage of His Excellency
Sir 3Robt. DMichael Laffan,
The young Ladies of Zion Wesleyan Church,
Will ho!d a Sale of
Mechanics' Hall, Hamilton,
A TABLE OF REF 'RES MENTS will'
be served by young Ladies in Japanese Co.-tume.
ICE CREAMS will be provided during the
ADMISSION at the door 1/.
The proceeds from the Entertainment will be
devoted to the Building Funds of the new Wes-
leyan Church of this City.
Tickets can be obtained at the Stores of JOHN
IlARNaTr and A. R. THOMPSON, and at the
By order of the Committee
Doors open at7'30, p.m.
Hami'ton, April 3, 1879.-2
CHINESE Sugar Cane SEED
Sweet CORN PEAS PUMPKIN
CUCUMBER Musk MELON
SQUASH VEGETABLE MAltlOW
And other Seeds
SHOVELS SPADES SICKLES
bManure and Garden FORKS
RAKES AXES Axe HANDLES
Sets Flower Garden TOOLS and other Ga
'Silk Grass HAMMOCKS
Boat HOOKS, &c., &c.
C. H. ROBINS
45 Front Street, Hamilton, '
April 8, 1879.
A remarkable case of conscience was lately re-
vealed in a proceeding before a French Court. AI
man was up" on a charge of stealing some can-
diles, and the counsel was examining witnesses who
had bought from him. One of them said that,
though he had suspected the candles had been
stolen, he had bought a franc's-worth, but that, in
order not to encourage robbery, he had paid for them
with a bad franc!
ALL Persons having CLAIMS against the
Estate of WILLIAM BELL, late of Sandy's
Parish, deceased, are requested to forward
the same to the Undersigned, for adjustment, by
the 30th instant, and Persons INDEBTED to
the Estate are required to make payment by that
JOSEPH L. BELL,
S nadys, 7th April, 1879.-4
NO TIC E.
HAMILTON, Bermuda, 4th April, 1879.
rpHE DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENE-
RAL will receive Tenders, in duplicate,
at 12 o'clock, noon, on the Undermentioned
dates, from Persons desirous of entering into
Contracts for the
For H. M.'s Service in this Command,
The 12th May, 1879,
FOR THE SUPPLY OF
FLOUR AND FORAGE
From 1st July, 1879, to 31st March, 1880.
The 1st July, 1879,
FOR THE SUPPLY OF
For three years-from 1st October, 1879.
Forms of Tender and all information can be
obtained, on and after Monday next, the 14th'
inst., on application to the DISTRICT COMMIS-
SARY GENERAL between the hours of 10 a.m.
and 2 p.m. daily.
Tenders, on the proper form, obtained as
above, when sent in must be properly enclosed,
addressed to the DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENE-
RAL, marked on the outside Tender for!
"Flour," "Forage," or Meat," as the case
THE DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENERAL reser-
ves the right of rejecting any or all the Ten-
JNO. H. RANDALL,
District Commissary General.
29 TH MACH, 1879.
HE IVAGISTIATES of Peomn- 7 T I OT E T HEBOARD OF AGRICULTURE desires to
T bre P is ll an at t e N 0 T give notice that a supply of TOBACCO
broke Parish will attend at the TOWN' .. SEED of the finest kinds procurable in Cuba
HALL, ilamilton, RED UCTIO N [N T ATES OFp has just been received from Havanah, anfd will
13 0 POS 1P AG l'. vating Tobacco in this Colony.
S1 The Board trusts that as many persons as
The Eighteenth of April instant, ON AND AFTER possible may try the experiment of Tobacco
At Eleven o'clock of the Fore- TH lst Of APIiL cultivation, as fine Tobacco such as is likely to
noon till One o'clock of te Afternoon, be produced from the seed now procured, sells
SThe Rate of Postage on Letters for at a very high price, and its cultivation if it
T 0 G A T L 1'0ES the1 United Iing-dom succeeded would prove highly remunerative.
O, L. t United Kingdom The experiment need not be tried on large scale
TO RETAIL .. W ill be ff(if'dwfd f-'4O-i in any one spot. Every one who can spare a
Cio 6 o 4 t e Half unc few roods of Land might make a sufficient
Spiriuouis I~iq~ ', &c. 6d. to4d the Half Ounce. trial.
RIC fl I) Jt. P. DA RlREl,1,, J. P., Packets of Seed may be had on application at
M. A. M. F It I'I I, J.P1., UNPAID LETTERS will be charged with the PUBLIC LIBRARY, HAMILTON, at the Assis-
N. A. IlUTT'Il FIll,'I.;), J. P. Double Postage. TANT RECEIVER GENERAL'S OFFICE, ST. GEOR-
Pebroke Iarish, pril 8, 7 The Postage on Books and all other printed GES, at R. TYNES, DEVONSHIRE, and at the OF-
embroke parish, April l 8, i79 .... papers-(except Newspapers)-and on Patterns FICE OF THE ROYAL GAZETTE," HAMILTON.
Persons desirous of Shippinor will be reduced from 2d. to ld. per two ounces. It is hoped that early application will be made
eeng The Postage on Newspapers will continue to for this seed, as the sowings must be madedu-
S-- =' a be ld. for each Newspaper not exceeding 4 ring the present or next month if it is desired to
.K U, ounces in weight and an additional penny secure a crop during the present year.
T J 7for every additional 4 ounces. Feby. 9th, 1879.
To0 ew York, The Fee for Registration will continue to be
O THlE CO)NSIGNMENT O1 dN.B.-Under the Regulations of the Postal Otice.
a'it" ir.'. *flf dd#( l01 .6' CO., Union, no Letter or Packet containing Gold or
W p Silver, Bullion, Pieces of Money, Jewellery, or HIS IS TO GIVE NOTICE that no Sailing
\ill please call upon articles liable to Customs Duty, can be trans- Vessel, Barge, or Hulk, above 30 Tons,
3)1 SAMUIl, A.. M kSrTt Rl.', mitted by Post from one Country to another will be allowed to pass through the SWING
No. 26 Front Street, Country by Post. BRTDGE after present date.
Who will render them every facility for so doing. By His Excellency's Command, By order,
Hamilton, March 18th, 1879,-2, j R. E. WEBSTER, PHILIP NESS,
3 Colonial Secretary. Colonial Surveyor.
W E L R Hamilton, April 1st, 1879.-3
J -l-J L You CANNOT ESCAPE SLANDER.-Let no one sup-
--__ .-. pose that by acting a good part through life be will Ice' I '
aT IV i U ? D E '0 s I p D escape slander. There will be those who hate them J L J *
T1 1, U iD i S 1 0 -;7 for the very qualities that ought to procure their
tlas just received from En ilund, esteem. There are some people in the world who -,
Per S. S. ,Lti,'" are not willing that others should be better than The Subscribers are row prepared
A i themselves, to Furnish
TEm LATEST :D:S 1 Notice
PIl itMllESilv JEr WE4,R Y. ,TO F4"lRMERS and OWNERS
Do.r izpah OCK TO FERS and TWNE S )aily (Sundays excepted)
io. r TiIMIa LES OF BER.MVUD.i PRODUCE.. From their Store in Burnaby Street to ahy per-
l)o. F .ng. Lever WATOIIESF ll son who may desire a supply.
&c. I JE Undersiogjed will give,.lis To Customers in Iamilton and Vicinity it
Never sit down and brood over trouble of any N.B.-The F. S. is worth examining, and
kind. If you are vexed with yourself or the world, prices for the same, no doubt, will command
this is no way to obtain satisfaction. Find yourself quick sales. No trouble deemed in showing
employment that will keep your mind active; and Stock.
depend upon it, this will force out unwelcome C. S. W HI'TEI,
thoughts. ;One door next West Royal Gazette" Office.-
0 il nf P OW O hamnilton, March 25, 1879.-nlm
JLv.-L-.) &.-L 1 J V V K0
In St. Johlii's CInuIrcsl,
T HE undermentioned PEWS in
St. John's Church, Pembroke, will be
JIT THE TO W HILL,
The 22nd inst., at 12 o'clock noon,
A- A-) A" -
Church Vestry Clerk.
Pembroke Parish, April 7, 1879.-3
MARRIAGE.-The greatest happiness which the
world is capable of bestowing-the society and love
of one in whom we could wish for no change, and
beyond whom we have no desire.
I HE Undersigne'd, expecting to go on leave
U at the end of the month, offers his
Horse and Carriage
FOR PRIVATE SALE.
He will also dispose of any Articles in his
Household it he meets with a reasonable pur-
J. P. STR[
Bleak House, Devonshire,
7th April, 1879.
A little boy, having been much praised for his
quickness of reply, a gentleman observed, when
children were so keen in their youth they are gen-
erally stupid and dull as they advance in years.
" What a very sensible boy you must have been,
sir, then!" replied the child.
3 /1 GOOD
Quiet in Iharness or under Saddle, free from
vice and believed to be sound.
Sold for no fault the Owner having no use for
Apply at the "' Royal Gazette" Office.
Ham Iton, April 8, 1879.
WORTH ACTING UPON.-If you love others they
will love you. If you speak kindly to them they
will speak kindly to you. Love is repaid with
love, and hatred with hatred. Would you hear a
sweet and pleasing echo speak sweetly and pleas-
RICE AND CRUSHiD SUGAIII
Bags Good Cleaned RICE
Bis. American Crushed SUGA I
Very Cheap to Cash Customers.
B. F. DICKINSON.
No. 27 & 28 Front St., Hamilton,
March ISth, 1879.
By Recent Importations from Lon-
don and New York,
i ABLE and Pocket CU TLERY
English and French CHIINA
TUIN \VA R EI' IMPLEMENTS PAINTS
OIL GLASS PUTTY NAII.S
And a great variety of other articles usually
kept in such an Establishment.
SAML. A. MASTERSS,
26 Front Street.
Hamilton, 10th March, 1879.
Exchange on New York.
On it. W. IIAY\VARD & cO.,
Payable at sight.
F. D. S.
April 7, 1879.*-if
That desirable Residence in Paget
A coaulortable DW1.LLING HOUSE with
CARIIIA(E HOUSE, STABLE>, lBA''hIING
HOUSE, &e., and about 4 Acres of LAND.
'Possession given 1st May next.
MR. M. S. HUNT,
31st March, 1879.
personal attention a s usual to
i E IALjI U A APRItOD
During the coming Crop Season.
Will forward Consignments to any
sion Produc, Merchants in New York,
give all informati n necessary for I
Produce purchased during the prese
at Market Prices.
Hamilton, April 7, 1879.
NEW YORK, March 13t!
W E take pleasure in presenting o
to the Shippeis who have f
with their Produce in the past, and
to them and all others "i ho may favor
we will be in better position this se
ever before to handle double the quar
the same satisfactory results to on
Having been c,'mpelled by our inciea;
ness, to remove from our present store
after MAY Isf, be found at
185 READER STRE]
WVhre with larger accommodations a
increased facilities, we will be able
our reputation already established for
High Prices! Quick S
will be delivered it by C.rt daily-from about 10
o'clock till noon-commencing on I1st April.
The price is one penny per pound.
Biermuda \rtificial Ice Company,
March 24, 1879. Burnaby Street.
Commis- Knowledge of the world must be combined with
and will stn for this, as well as better reasons : the pos-
session of learning is always invidious, and it re-
benefit of quires considerable tact to inform without a display
of superiority, and to ensure esteem, as well as call
nt Season forth admiration.
PIT T. Dunscomb & Frith,
L t o40, EXCHANGE PLACE,
h, 1879. TO CONSIGNERS OF
favored us P 1& 0 1 3 i u .
beg to say To above address I hcg to offer my services in
r us, that facilitating shipments, &c.
:ason than J. F. SM1IT H.
ntity withMarch II, 1879.-6
Swe will, Notice to Farmers.
to add to
We respectfully solicit your consignments,
feeling assured that we can give you satisfaction
MR. ALONZ( PENISTON, of Ilamilton,
will attend to all business for us, and furnish
vou any information that tnay be desired.
T. H. B()CK & CO.,
362 Washington Street.
R. 1H. MILLER
G. W. SPENCER
MILLER & SPENCER,
187 Reade Street,
NEV YO It K.
All Persons d. -irous of shipping to the above
address will be afforded every neconmmodation
by applying to our Agent
Reid Street, Hamilton.
Bermuda, April 1, 1879.-2mu
1"98 tons registrar,
With new sails, iron ballast, complete.
Lt. BUCK I', 19th Regt..
S Boaz Island,
11H E Undersigned is prepared to
PURCHA \SE PRODUCE during the pre-
sent Season at the highest Market Rates.
Persons desirous of shipping to New York
c'an do solthrough me free of charge to
.lessr.'. i Ii.. If y uevw rd
Prompt Sales returned.
Cash payable in New York or liermuda at
F. D. S. NASH,
q3 Front Street.
Hamilton, 10th March, 1879.-tf
Garrulous men are commonly conceited, and they
will be found (with very few exceptions) to be su-
perficial as well. They who are in a hurry to tell
what they do know, will be equally inclined, from
the impulse of prevailing habits, to tell what they
do not know.
WHITE AND RED.
Ir HE genuine Article can be obtained in Au-
gust or early in September next by apply-
ing to the Undersigned before the l0:h day of
May, 1879. Persons can also engage the same
by applying to JOHN B.ZUILL, Esqr., Somer-
set, and AUBREY J. HODSDON,,Esqr., Ilam-
As the Subscriber sold every pound of his
last importation, persons purchasing of him this
year- can rest assured that the secd will be
Flatts, March 3rd, 1879.-tf
"ERMTTDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
JHamilltoln, lJpril 15, 1879.
April 14-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York ;
assorted cargo to Trott & Cox.
April 8-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York.
9--.S. S-Flamborough, Fraser, New York; 693 brls.
potatoes. 9,359 boxes onions, 872 boxes tomatoes, 54
boxes beets, 13 packages liquors.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
April 7-Italian Barque Carlotta, Gallo, from Bilti-
more bound to Sligo, Ireland;; in distress; -31,843
bushels corn.-Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
Am. Schr. Nellie Shaw, Cates, Baltimore; bound to
St. Jago de Cuba; in distress.-Agent, John S.
9-German Brig Nautilus, Davies, from Porto Cabello,
bound to New York, in distress; ballast.-Agents,
W. C. Hyland & Co.
14--Brit. Barque Roycroft, Young, New York; for
part cargo Frances Hilyard.-Agent, John S. Dar-
April 8-Scr. Rescue, Anderson, Halifax; ballast.
9-German Bark Lucia, Antwerp; 1500 bis. kerosene
pil, ex abandoned bark Frances Hilyard.
10-Bark Gem, McLane, Fall River; ballast.
14-Schr. Hound, Leseur, Cuba; assorted cargo.
In the Mail Steamer Ca-. rma yesterday from New
York :-Rev. A. Sutherland and Mrs. Sutherland, Col.
C. Treichel and Miss A. H. Treichel, Mr. and Mrs.
H. P. Kirkham, Mrs. Hedingham, Miss Ida Moore,
Messrs. J. F. Dwight, George Kirkham, F. Walker,
B. E. Charlton, and A. L. Speder.
In the Flamborough, for New York on Thursday last:
Mr. and Mrs. J. P. Robertson, Mr. and Mrs. Andrew
Hamilton, Messrs. T. T. Allen, J. A. Cochrane, S. S.
Simmonds, Herbert Derby, D. D. Sherwood, J. C.
Watlington, A. Rash, and A. B. Gordon.
The Schooner Promenador, which left St. Georges
for Halifax on the 7th instant, returned on the 8th for
The Sir George F. Seymour was to leave London for
Berniuda on 29th March.
Aurea, loading at Liverpool for Bermuda on 10th
The Steamer Flamborough, Captain Fraser, owned
by the Gulf Port Steam Packet Company and selected
to run in conjunction with the Steamer Canima to these
Islands during the crop season, left on Thursday last
on her first return trip. We visited the lamborough
when in port. We found her, as far as we could judge,
in first rate order, very clean and everything seemed
to be fresh and new about her. The saloon appeared
to be broader than the Canima's; her cabins, however,
were not so broad, but somewhat higher. She is a
deeper vessel than her sister ship, and being conse-
quently higher out of water will be enabled to keep her
side ports open a -little longer in rough weather. Her
stern ports, we were told, were never shut during her
two last trips in the West Indies. Her Captain is evi-
dently a first rate man.t -
We understand that the difficulty about her carrying
a mail will be removed on her next voyage.
SERIOUS INJURY TO A VESSEL BY FIRE.-We leai n
from St. Georges, that on yesterday morning at
half-past twelve o'clock the Italian Bark Carolina Z.,
Zolezzi, Master-which put into these Islands on
the 8th January last when on passage from Phila-
delphia bound to Queenstown, Ireland, laden with
corn, in distress-lying at Penno's Wharf, in St.
George's Harbour-her cabin was discovered to be
on fire. An alarm was immediately given, but the
crew, instead of trying to save the:vessel busied
themselves in saving their own clothing, &c. Col.
Stokes and the Artillery, and Colonel Bennett,
with the 46th lRegiment, with three engines, were
soon on the spot, and the men worked nobly and
kept the fire under to a great degree, so as to give
time for scuttling the vessel. The Agent of the Ca-
rolina Z., W. C. Hyland, Esqr., then got the Tug-
beat Ackermann. and had her removed over to
White's Island in tl.e centre of the Harbour, where
she ison the bottom with her decks to the water.
Hopes are entertained that she may be saved.
About one-third of her cargo is in store so that
she has about 10 or 12,000 bushels of corn in her
We understand that the Captain was asleep at
the time the alarm was given, and just escaped
from.the cabin in his night clothes. In this plight
he did all in his power to save the property which
had been placed in his charge. He lost, besides
his clothing, a gold watch and seven sovereigns
which he had in his vest pocket.
H.M.S. Plover arrived from Port au Prince, Haiti,
on Tuesday last.
H.M.S. Griffon arrived from Barbados with English
Mail of 17th March, on Wednesday.
H.M.S. Zephyr arrived from Port au Prince, Haiti,
on Sunday last. Since her last visit to Bermuda Lieut.
LeCocq, having been promoted to the rank of Com-
mander, has been succeeded in the command of the
Zephyr, by Lieut. Clutterbuck.
Staff Commander Silas Vicary tothe Duke of
PRICES OF BERMUDA PRODUCE
in the New York Market on the llth inst.
Potatoes are likely to hold a fair price till the arrival of
the Southern crop, which is said to be looking good.
White onions that have been shipped arc small and
not in favour.
The U. FP. Steamer Plymouth hence at Boston.
The Secretary, of the Navy, on the 10th instant; ap-
pointed a Commission of Medical Inspectors to
investigate the recent outbreak of yellow fever on
board that vessel.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette. '
It is with much regret I notice our City Fathers
have thought fit to allow the damaged Cotton, now
being raised from the S. S. Lartington, (Stranded
on the N. W. reefs in December last) to be landed
on White's lslanld.
.Only a few days since the local Board of Heath
of Somerset, where the Cotton was then being
landed decided there was danger from Contaglon,
and very promptly ordered it to be removed.
In view of this fact is it not surprising the Cor-
poration of Hamilton should have allo ed it to be
landed on White's Island, where the danger from
Contagion was equally as great as when it was lying
on the wharves at Somerset.
The Cotton has now been submerged nearly 4
months and a disagreeable smell emits therefrom ;
it is scattered over the Island and men are wioking
at it, and it there is Contagion in it (which the Lo-
cal Board of Health of Somerset consider probable)
may not the present warm and placid spell, prove a
Should Fever break out just now, the loss to the
Colony would be incalculable-Our produce-carriers
would be quarantined, which would result in almost
a total loss, of thtir cargoes, and the good repjuta-
tion of the Islands as a healthy resort, matet ially
damaged for years.
Trusting you will publish this in your valuable
Columns, and confer a favor on
Hamilton, Apt il 14,1879.
Court of General Assize.
| EA8'tdR TERM.
The Honorable JosIAH REES, Chief Justice, and the
Honorables EUGENIS HARVEY and JAMES H.
STIMINGHAM, Assistant Justices, presiding.
CHAiRGE OF HIS HONOR THE CHIEF
at the opening of the Court on the 7th Instant.
GENTLEMEN OF THE GRAND JURY,-I am sorry to
have to inform you that there is a very large cal-
endar of prisoners ; and I regret to say also that
too many of the cases which will be brought be-
fore you are cases in which the crimes imputed
to the prisoners are crimes accompanied by vio-
lence. I am, however, assured that the calendar
this Term is unusually large, and that it seldom
occurs that there is so large a one in Bermuda. It
will not be necessary for me to make many remarks
as to your duties to gentlemen of your experience.
I may remark to you generally that there is a class
of cases where prisoners are charged with having
committed some act with a certain intent. For
instance a man may be charged with having com-
mitted an assault with intent to murder, or with in-
tent to do grievious bodily harm. In such cases
where you find that the act has been done, the safe
course for you is to find that the act has been com-
mitted with the intent alleged in the Indictment, and
to leave it to the petty jury to say whether the act
was committed with the intent as laid or not, and
if there be several counts in the Indictment, charg-
ing the prisoner with having committed the act
with various intents, the safe course for you is to
find upon all the counts, and to leave it to the
petty jury to say on which (if any) count the pri-
soner is guilty.
There is one case where three soldiers are charged
with an assault with intent to ravish. An attack
I appears to have been made upon a woman, and it
seems that one man held her head, and another man
held her feet, while a third attempted to have con-
nexion with her. You i0ilht, gentlemen, perhaps
fancy that only one of the prisoners was guilty of
the attempt to ravish; but it is my duty to tell you
that all three are in such a case equally guilty-
they-are all principals in the first degree. This
brings me to a very painful subject and I must ex-
press my regret that crimes of this kind should
have been committed by privates of the nineteenth
regiment. I am sorry to find Her Majesty's soldiers
charged with such crimes. It is a disgrace to their
profession and the cloth they wear, and they ought
to be punished in an exemplary manner if they are
And now, gentlemen, I come to a case to which I
must call your attention. It is one in which a man
named Skeeters is charged with having killed his
wife. This is one of those cases where there is no
direct evidence of the crime having been committed.
No one saw the act done. It is what is called
a case of circumstantial evidence, that is to say
a case where, although no one saw the act commit-
ted the theory of the prosecution is that there is
such a chain of circumstances, all of which point to
the fact of the prisoner's guilt, as will bring home
to the mind of any reasonable man that the prison-
er is guilty of the crime imputed to him. I know
that some persons-generally ignorant persons-
S'are very unwilling to convict a man on circumstan-
tial evidence. It is, however, sometimes the most
powerful evidence that can be adduced Direct
evidence may be given by a person of his having
seen an act committed and it may be that he is not
to be believed-but where you get a number of
small facts all pointing in the same direction, the
conclusion may be irresistible of the prisoner's
guilt. Now it is the theory of the prosecution in
this case that there are a large number of circum-
stances-all of which tend to bring home to Skeet-
ers the crime with which he is charged.
Skeeters, it appears, did not live very agreeably
with his wife. He appears to have been a person
of violent temper and his wife seems to have been
a very inoffensive person. It is said that they
quarrelled. On a particular Sunday evening she
and he had been at his mother's and she went from
there to Church. She was seen at Church and after
* Church and on her way home-and she was seen
no more, after that, alive. Skeeters, it is the the-
ory of the prosecution, went home that night, quar-
relled with his wife and murdered her. You will
see the different circumstances which support that
theory, and which are supposed to shew that he
must have been home that evening. One of them
is that his wife was given a message for him that
there was a vessel to be coaled in the Dockyard the
next morning. It seems that he was a man who
sometimes worked about coaling vessels. It is said
that he could not have known that this work
would be going on except through his wife. The
woman disappeared no one knew whither, and cer-
tain remains of a human body were found in the
sea in the channel off "the house where Skeeters
resided. These and other circumstances, more in
detail, will be before you, and if you think under
the circumstances the prosecution have sufficient
grounds on which to base its theory, you will find
a true bill. I must caution you i.ot to trouble
yourselves about whether the crime lie manslaugh-
ter or murder. The theory of the Law is that all
homicide is presumably murder, an1 it is for the
prisoner to show the mitigating circumstances
which reduce the crime to manslaughter. If you
find that homicide has been committed you should
find murder, because in all cases of homicide the
Law presumes malice aforethought.
Before sending you to your duties there is one
thing which I wish to impress on your minds, and
I believe it is one which 1 have always, since I have
been here, endeavoured to impress on the minds of
Grand Juries-that it is not for you to try every
circumstance in a case as it is tried before the petty
jury. All the Grand Jury have to do is to satisfy
themselves that the prosecution has made out a
primafacie case against the accused.
One or two short Bills will be submitted to you
to-day. They will suffice to keep the Court occu-
pied to-day and to-morrow. To-morrow morning
the Bill against Skeeters will be laid before you,
and I hope you will have time to find a True Bill
sometime to-morrow, so that on Wednesday morn-
ing we shall be ready to go on with the trial in that
Gentlemen with these remarks I now send you to
The following Indictments were laid before the
Grand Jury by S. BEOWNLow GRAY, Esqr., Attorney
The Queen ag. Matthias Crottz. Forgery. True
Bill. Pleaded not guilty. Tried and found
guilty. Sentenced to be further imprisoned in
St. Georges Gaol for 2 calendar months.
The Queen ag. Thomas Lee and John McCauley.
Indecent Assault. True Bill. Tried. Thomas
Lee guilty. Sentenced to 2 years imprisonment
with hard labor. John McCauley not guilty.
The Queen ag. Henry Nelson Gilbert. Indecent
Assault. True Bill.
The' Queen ag. William Thomas Gibbons. Lar-
ceny. True Bill.
The Queen ag. Francis Clarke, Bartholomew Mitch-
ell, William Betts. Indecent Assault. True Bill.
The Queen ag. Wm. Brennan. Assault. True Bill.
The Queen ag. William Darrell. Felony. True Bill.
The Queen ag. Richard H. Thompson and Charles
Veale. Misdemeanor. True Bill against Thomp-
son. No Bill found against Veale. Thompson
tried and found not guilty.
The Queen ag. Adolph Wendlandt. Wounding with
felonious intent. No Bill found.
The Queen ag. John Shephard. Felonious wound-
ing. True Bill. Tried and found guilty.
The Court is adjourned to 10 o'clock this (Tues-
TRIAL OF EDWARD JAMES SKEETERS,
INDICTED FOR THE MURDER OF BlIS
WIFE, ANNA REGINA SKEETERS, ON_
THE NIGHT OF THE 20M DAY OF OC-
The Grand Jury having found a True Bill on
Tuesday, a Petit Jury was empanelled on tl .
following morning, when the trial commenced.
The Prisoner having been asked by the Court if
he had engaged Counsel to defend him and t!e
Prisoner having replied in the negative, the Couw ,
requested Richard D. Darrell, Esqr., Solicitor Gen-
eral, to act on the Prisoner's behalf. The Solicit,.r
General then had a private interview with the Pi i
S. Brownlow Gray, Esqr., Attorney General,
opened the case on behalf of the Crown, addressing
the Gentlemen of the Jury on the special character
of the case, preparing them for the chain of cir-
cumstantial evidence which would be adduced in
support of the charges contained in the Indictment.
The address of the learned Attorney General was
marked throughout with great ability, evincing a
minute study of detail, and exhibiting a compre-
hensive view of the whole lengthy testimony which
would be submitted in course.
The first Witness called was LIETT. RAwsoN,
R.E., who produced a plan of the House, &c., in
which the Prisoner Skeeters resided, at the time of
WM. SIGGINS, Head Police Constable of Sandy's
Parish, sworn.-Was ordered to examine Skeeter's
house. I first saw the skeleton the day it came ashore.
Beresford Scott and John Evans brought it ashore
about 2 p.m. on a Wednesday. It was the Wed-
nesday after the Sunday I found the clothes. I live
about a quarter of a mile from the prisoner's house.
He kept a boat moored a few yards from the shore.
A rowboat. He used to go fishing and was a la-
bourer. He kept a fish-pond with fish in it. His
wife was a laundress. Her general character was
good. I last saw her alive the Saturday before she
Cross-examined.--There was no objection by the
prisoner to my searching the house. On Wednes-
day morning I took the prisoner before Mr. Fowle.
On Sunday night when Gilbert the Constable
brought him up, I locked up the prisoner in the
(Witness was examined at length as to the
searches made at the houses of the prisoner and
his mother, Pleasant Fubler. As the results are
more clearly stated in Smith's evidence which fol-
lows, we pass them over.)
THURSDAY, 10th April.-JOHN JAMES SMITH, As-
sistant Police Constable of Sandy's Parish, sworn.-
I was sent with Siggins on the night of the 22nd
Oct., to watch prisoner's house. It was after dark
when we went. We remained there outside all
night. The house was shut up. There were no
lights in it. Siggins went away about half past four
in the morning. I remained until he returned. He
returned at daylight. Prisoner was with him.
Skeeters unlocked the door. Nothing was spoken.
He, Skeeters, went into the house, Siggins next and
I followed. Skeeters pointed out a trunk in the
sitting room on the south side of the house. The
front door opens into that room. Prisoner said he
left 6 10/ in that trunk and it was gone. The
trunk was open but the lid was down. He opened
the trunk himself. I saw some scraps of cloth in
the trunk. He said the 6 10/ was gone, and he
believed Anna his wife had taken it as no one else
knew how the trunk was fastened. He shewed
us how it was fastened. Nothing was taken
out of the trunk by us. We searched the sit.
ting room to see if 'we could find any marks of
blood, but found none. I saw no clothes in the
sitting room. I saw a table and 2 or 3 tumblers
and books. I diLn"ot notice if there were any
Church books among them. I found a black felt
hat which had been worn-that was all we found
in the sitting room. There might have been some
chairs, I didn't notice any. I didn't see any wo-
men's shoes, hat, umbrella, or parasol. We then
went into the bedroom. There are 4 rooms upstairs,
one room downstairs. There is no inside commu-
nication. The cellar is about 5 feet high or there-
abouts. We searched the bedroom and found some
dirty clothes-women's clothes; some were hang-
ing behind the chamber door. These clothes seem-
ed to be cautiously placed there. We found
a bed. There was a sheet over it. It did not ap-
pear to be made up since it had been slept in. Exam-
ined the bed to see if there were any spots of blood
on it, but found no marks of blood on it. There
was a table in that room and a trunk. Siggins
went to the trunk; I didn't see into it. I don't re-
collect seeing anything else in that room. There
was no closet in that room. Did not see any wo-
men's hats in the house, or boots or shoes. We
next went into the pantry, a small place partition-
ed off from the kitchen. We found a lot of empty
corn and bread bags. I moved them-found no-
thing else in the pantry except a pair of stockings,
striped stockings, hanging over the door, one other
pair of stockings lying in a corner near the kitchen
door. These stockings were just inside the back door
on the right hand. They were all striped stockings.
There was a single stocking with red stripes laying
with the others. [A single shocking here shewn to the
Witness.] This looks like the single stocking I saw.
There was a shelf inside the pantry. There was
nothing in it. The pantry was about 8 feet high.
In the kitchen there was a table with one plate on it
and a chair. The table was opposite the chimney.
I looked in the chimney and found nothing-there
was about a handful of ashes in the chimney. We
then went out of the house, out of the front door and
Skeeters locked it. We then went round to the
cellar door, Skeeters unlocked it, we went in, saw a
lot of empty barrels. One barrel standing up had
a tub on top of it full of water and soap suds; I
put my hand in the water; there was nothing in it.
There was a dirty petticoat hanging over the tub.
There were about 20 barrels; found nothing in
them. There were some loose boards on the earth ;
I probed under them with a stick and found noth-
ing. -I took the tub off the barrel and found noth-
ing in it. We came out; prisoner locked the door
and went with us to Mr. Fowle, the Magistrate.
We found no man's clothes in Skeeters's house
when we searched it, except the hat. We found a
tutb outside the cellar, on the ground, with about a
bucketfull of dirty water in it; found nothing in
the water. No women's clothing near this tub.
We visited the prisoner's house the same evening
after candlelight. He kept the key in the mean-
time. I went down to his mother's and brought
him up. Prisoner opened the door and went in,
and Siggins and I and a number of people followed.
They turned everything all about. I found every-
thing as I left it in the morning. After they
searched the house they went into the cellar, Skee-
ters opening the door. They probed the earth to
see if they could find the missing woman. The
tub was still outside the cellar. After they all
came out Skeeters locked the door and kept the
key. The prisoner then went in the direction
of his mother's. Siggins and I and the prisoner
visited the house again on the 27th, Sunday, about
11-30 at night. When we went we had just taken
him out of the lock-up. Skeeters unlocked the
front door and we went in-we had a light. Skee-
ters' brother and sister were with us. We found
some women's clothes on the table in the kitchen
and some clean clothes, which appeared to be new-
ly washed. They were not ironed-rough dried.
We put these clothes in the trunk he said the
money had come out of. Skeeters nailed up the
trunk himself with a hatchet. The same hatchet
that I found in the house at first and left there.
We took the trunk to Siggins's house. This night
we took away nothing but what we found in the
kitchen. We did not go into the bed room. I saw basket containing 'my son's clothes. I threw
a night gown which Siggins found in the pantry. key in the basket when I went into the house.
SIt had some 2 or 3 spots of blood on it. We put this forgot it was there, and then I went back to
in the trunk. Nothing else was put in the trunk. I house to look for it. I afterwards felt in the b
suppose it was about 7 -30 when we left Skeeters's ket among the clothes and found it. I did not
house on the morning of the 23rd. I did not see or hear Margaret Alick that Tuesday morning
Pleasant Fubler there that day. Prisoner took the my son's house. I did not, during the week af
keys with him. I saw prisoner again on Monday, Anna was missing, wash any of her clothes. No
the 28th, when I arrested him at his mother's of her clothes were at my house that week to,
house. This was before the skeleton was found. knowledge. I never witnessed any dispute betwe
The Coroner came up on Wednesday, the 30th. I my son and his wife. He had told me once in
went with Siggins on Saturday, the 26th, I thin',, way he and his wife were at variance-ha
to Pleasant Fubler's house. She brought out some cross with each other. He told me she had stop
man's clothes. I took a list of these clothes and away from home. I had been to their house a
gave it to Siggins; it was made in pencil; I gave found her away-not at night-in the morning
it to Siggins; have not seen it since. There were when I went to get fish. My son came to mi
two pairs of white flannel trousers, a greyish pair o( house on the Tuesday night from coaling. Franc
trousers, and a blackish pair, a black coat, tv o Laing came and told him somebody wanted to s
white shirts, two striped cotton shirts, a vest, color- him at the road. He went and was away abo
ed, a counterpane. This counterpane looks like thle two hours. He came back that night. I do
one. This pair of old trousers was handed to V:e know what time he came back. The stores we
by pleasant Fubler. This old coat may be the not closed when he went away. Francis Lain
one. This new coat I can swear to. These went away before he came back. I asked him wh
are the two pair flannel trousers and the black sent for him at the road. He said Mrs. Morris an
trousers. This new shirt and this dirty white her girl. My son has never told me Anna wa
shirt I recognize, but not the oldest of the three. jealous of Anne Morris. He didn't tell me any
I have no recollection of seeing the clothes tied up thing else. He did not tell me where he had bee
in this bundle. I found no men's clothes at pri- He remained at my house that night. He slept a
soner'shouse except the hat. I am positive that my house every night except the night he was in th
the rough dried clothes we found on the second day lock-up. On the Wednesday morning he was go
were not there on the first day. I saw Gilbert the ing coaling, Mr. Siggins came for him,and he wen
Constable bring to Siggins's house some clothes, away with Mr. Siggins. He-came back in th
It was while the Inquest was going on. Prisoner forenoon of that day. He went away again, as h
asked Siggins to give him some clothes to put on. said, to look for his wife. He slept at my house
I saw Siggins take a pair of drawers out of the bag that Wednesday night. He went away very earl
Gilbert brought, but I paid no more attention. on Wednesday morning with Siggins. He ha
Prisoner said "Mr. Siggins please give me some breakfast at my house when he came back. H
clean clothes, these. I have had on a long time." took his dinner in a kettle when he went with Sig
Cross-examined.-On the Wednesday some of the gins. I went about my usual work., I also Wen
clothes were on the floor and some behind the to my son's house to feed the pigs. I went after
door in the chamber. I examined those behind the dug the potatoes at Mr. Lines's. I expect it wa
door particularly. I saw no clean clothes. Those about 8 o'clock in the morning. I didn't take th
on the floor were not in a heap. I did not count key this time. I did not go into his house
them or take a list. I was chiefly looking for blood I went before he returned. I did not meet bin
marks. I did not observe any cupboard in the bed- over there. The house was shut. I saw Saral
room. I saw no cloth or pieces of cloth in the Bean. She came to the wall on Tuesday an
chamber, except the bed and bed cover. I left the Wednesday. I did not see Alice Wade on Wed
clothes where I found them. On Wednesday night nesday. Katie Simmons passed al6ng on Wednes
I found them as I left them, but the crowd scattered- day. I gave Sarah Bean corn to feed my son'
them. There were at least 10 or 12 people in the fowls. I did not ask Sarah Bean to go in the house
house. There were more in.the cellar. There was with me. I did not ask her on either morning t
one I knew. I think it was Marcia Skeeters. I go into the house. I did not tell her I was afraid
think she married a Virgin (laughter.) I don't My son came to my house pretty early. I don't re
think there were 20 people up stairs. It was quite collect if he was fetched away that night by th
easy to move about. The crowd was excited. Constable. He stopped every night at my heous
There were about 200 or more outside. I left the after Anna disappeared until he was put in th
clothes in the house. I next saw the clothes on the lock-up. On the Su,,''.y afternoon I last sa
following Sunday night on the kitchen table of the Anna my son had on light pants, black jacket. H
Same house. They were taken away that same did not have on a vest, a light-colored hat and
Sunday night. I saw the greater part of them white shirt. I have not seen the shirt since,
i put in the trunk. There were some pieces of think. I handed over a parcel of clothes to Sig
cloth besides in the trunk-did not examine them. gins the same week. They were all the clothes
i There was no list made before they were taken except what my son had on. I saw Anna have o
: from the house. I don't know what became of the a waterproof cloak on the Sunday she was at m,
black hat I last saw that hat on the Wednesday house. She had her church books with her. (A
night. I can't say whether it was there on the shirt of prisoner's now shown to the witness). It
Sunday. To my best knowledge I moved the bags looks now as if it had been worn-it did not loo
about-turned them up-on the Wednesday morn- so when I gave it to Mr. Siggins. I did not giv
ing-did not take them away. None of the articles those two shirts to Mr. Siggins. I told, my so
in the house appeared to be hidden away. The Sarah Bean told me that Anna was out at Mrs
pi isoi.cr never objected to our examining the house. Morgan's on the Sunday night. He said she ha
The cellar door is on the north side towards the told him so too. I recollect being examined before
water. I did not notice the ground was wet near the Magistrates about this matter. I do not recol.
the tub outside. The cellar door is under the cham- lect telling the Magistrates I did not know wha
her. The prisoner appeared to be calm when he became of the shirt my son had on on the Sunda
went to the house with me. evening. Before the Magistrates I spoke of th
Re.examined.-The prisoner did not say anything white shirt and a colored or striped shirt, not o
about his wife's clothes when we went to the trunk. these two white shirts now shown to me. I do no
S R called and sworn.-I live T see among these shirts now shown to me the stripe
PLEASANT FrBLER called and sworn.-I live at !shirt I spoke of before the Magistrates. '
Ely's Harbour, Somerset. I am the prisoner's mo- Cross-examined.-After my son left on Sunday
their. I remember the prisoner's wife Anna. She came afternoon I next saw him on Monday evening about
to my house on Sunday, the 20th Oct. last.. She 9 o'clock. I can swear I did niot see him early on
came in the afternoon with Elizabeth Skeeters, the Monday morning. I remained at home all Sunda'
prisoner's aunt. She didn't stay long. She seemed night and Monday morning: He was not at m
in Good health and spirits, and was dressed in white house from the Sunday evening until Monday
-don't know whether her dress was figured. She night. Tuesday morning was the first morning
had on a long white jacket. She had on a white went to my son's house. I did not go there on th
straw hat trimmed with black-it was a good hat. Monday morning. My son had had a child by one
I don't think I had seen it before. She did not of Mrs. Morris's daughters before he married.
come over to my house often on Sundays. Prisoner Anna had a child before she married, a daughter
came in before she came in. She was there while now alive. My son went away on the Wednesday
he was there and she went away with his aunt and with Mr. Siggins very early before I was up. I
left him there. She left saying g' she was going to saw my son again on the forenoon 'of the 4ame day.
church. I think it was 7 o'clock service. My son Between the time my son left and returned I had
stopped a short time reading on the sofa. He had been over to his house. On the Wednesday morn-
not gone long before the church bell began to ring. ing when he went away with Mr. Siggins he took
The church is very near my use. I did not go the key with him and told me Mr. Siggins wished
to church that evening. He did not say where he to go to his house.
was going. I next saw him about 9 o'clock the Re-examined.-The daughter of Mrs. Morris was
next evening, Monday. He came to my house ; he named Hannah-She is dead now.- The ehila is
came alone. I was sitting in the door. He went dead too. It was while he was engaged to1 Anna
in my room and sat at a table. My room is up- he had the child by Hannah Morris. Anna had a
stairs. There are three more tenants besides my- child before she was married, it was while she was
self in that house. Francis Laing has half of the engaged to my son. I don't know how longit was
house with me upstairs. I got up and followed my son was engaged to Anna before he married
him in. He asked me if I had seen Anna. I told her. I don't know how long my son had been
him no, I had not seen her since Sunday. I said married to Anna. I asked him when Mr. Siggins
where is she ? He said she did not come home last came on the Wednesday what he came for.
night. He said he had been coaling and expected to By a Juror.-The bed on the sofa was made up
find her home on Monday night. He said he didn't before my son came in on Monday evening. It
find her home and missed some of her clothes. He was always made up-it was not always slept in.
said he missed the clothes on Monday evcLii and My son on Tuesday morning said he was going
6 10/. He said nothing else and I went to get him coaling. d
Some tea. He said he was going to stay the balance By Mr. Justice Trimingham.-On Tuesday night
part of the night. I made him up a bed on the he did not say he had been to his own house.
sofa. There is a bed on the sofa. He was not in the PTR A N -
! habit of sleeping at my house. It was some time PER GRANT BURNS, called and son.--I live at
before he had slept there. Some years before when Somerset Ferry. I am a coachman. 'In October
I I had a dance he slept there. HS e had been mar- last I lived in the same house as Pleasant Fubler
ried some years to Anna. He had had some chil- lives in. On the 20th October I saw prisoner and
Sdren by her, but they did not live. He said noth- h wlfe at hs mothers. It wa ..after 2 cloc.
. ahey dame together. I heard the Church Bell
ing more about her that night. He seemed dis- rin cameardgn a a t oe purioi Vel
tressed about his wife and money. When he got ring. Heard Anna say good day to prisoner's
up next morning he told me to tell Mr. Mackey his mother and go away. She came down the steps
upwife and 6 10/were told me and which way he could alone. I did not see her again after that. I heard
wife and 6 out.10 were gone and which way he morning. the prisoner the following morning at daylight. I
seek her out. He said nothing more that morning, have known him all my life. We are about the
He told me to ask Mr. Mackey if he should put it in same age. I was born in 1847. I have never had
the newspapers. He took no breakfast at my house. andifferenc wait born im. I know his voice well.
It was after daylight when he went away. He I heard him on the Monday morning at daylight
went away saying he was going coaling at the I heard him on the Monday mornM g at daylight
Dockyard. He came back to my house on Tuesday call his mother He called her "Ma". Heard them
night. On Wednesday he was going coaling again, what cothey said. ov I did not hear him whe noti h e
but Mr. Siggins came before he went. Tuesday what the a I dd ot hear h enhe went
but Mr. Siggins came before he went. Tuesday he askedaway. I must have gone off in a doze. I saw him
morning beforeed the pigswent. He askedme to go to his on Tuesday night the 22nd, he looked into my win-
house and feed the pigs. He didn't ask me to do dow. .
anything else. I went to his house and got some Cro-examined.--I went inmy room on Satur.
of his clothes about 8 o'clock in the morning, and day and did not come ou until m y room n aur
I went up to Mr. Lines's and dug up some pota- day and did notcome oui until Monday. I could
toes left up the smallest at home and dug up somok the ota-hers have heard what prisoner and his mother said but I
toes, left the smallest at home. Iand took the others did not listen. There was no light in my room.
to the pigs at my son's house. I took a clothes He did not whisper. He spoke in a natural way.
basket and the bag of potatoes. I found the house I did not hear him knock. I don't know how he
shut up-the blinds were closed. I unlocked the I Id not hear ham knock I don t know how he
front door. I took some of his clean clothes and got in. I know what door he went in. There was
no one with Anna Skeeters when she came down
brought them away. I stopped in the house a the steps. I did not see any one with her. I never
short time. I went into the bedroom. I didn't go had a day's sickness in my life.
through the house. I didn't take all his clothes. I Re-examined. The room where I heard t&e
took his clothes off the clothes horse-some shirts conversation is directly above mine. There is noth,
and pants, I think 4 pair pants, some jackets, also a ing else between my room and Pleasant Fubler's
quilt from the bed. I did not search, but I took all of butels between my room and Pleasant Fublers
his clothes I saw. I took a hat, a new hat, a lightish butthe floor.
his clothesIsa. I took a bat, a newhat, a lightish MARGARET ALLICK called and sworn.-I live a little
hat. He brought the umbrella himself after Siggins past Long Bay near Dand sworn.Island.I ive a lile
came for him on Wednesday. I think I saw jacket past Long Bay near Daniel's Island. I can see
belonging to Anna, a colored jacket, one I think, prisoner's house and Long Bay from where I live.
I saw her making it; it was in the bedroom. I shknew Anna Skeeters. I w as a t Ch urch on Sunrday
did not notice any more clothes. I took away his night. Service was at 7 o'clock. I remember Sunex
clothes because he had lost the money, and I ght Servceo clock. Iremembernext
thought she had taken the money to pay her pass- morning seeing a boat just at daybreak. The boat
age, as she had said she was going away some day. was about the middle of the Bay-it was a small
age, as she had said she was going away some day. sail boat. I saw Pleasant Fubler that same morning
I took the counterpane because he was staying at my about half-past seven-that was Monday. I am
house. The bed was covered over nicely and about half-past seven-tha was Monday I am
smooth; it was not rough. Sarah Bean came to certain it was Monday because I went to the Dockr of
the wall of the garden while I was at my son's heyard son's houdayse I wan th road ight abreaantthFubledoor of
house on the Tuesday. This was after I came out.
I spoke to her and she spoke to me. She helped standing near the door; she spoke to me. Sarah
me to put the basket on my head. That was the (For continuation see accompanying Supplement.)
3.qEkM'uDA RoVAL GAZETT1R
LADY INGLEPIELD proposes being AT HOME"
t Saturday the 19th, Saturday the 26th, and
urday, May 3rd, from 3 to 6 o'clock.
he Negative Flag (white with five black cross-
'will be hoisted at 12 o'clock, should the at
me" be put off till Monday, on account of the
BERMUDA IHUNT.-We have been requested to say
at the Hunt will take place this day, Easter Tuesday,
d riot on Thursday next as previously stated.
,We are requested to state that there will be a prac-
e of CAPT. TPAILLS, Musical Society at Montpellier,
to-morrow, (Wednesday), at 4 p.m.
We are pleased to learn that the Revd. W. Joel
ood, formerly Minister of Trinity Church in this
own, has accepted a curacy in Derbyshire, Eng-
nd, and enters on his duties after Easter under
HEALTHINESS OF BERMUDA.
The Report of the Medical Department on the
health of the Army, for the year 1877, has just
een published, and we are glad to observe that the
ortality of the Troops serving in Bermuda, was
ss than at any other station where British troops
ere died in. Bermuda... ........4-79 per 1000 of
Canada ............ 5-87 "s
United Kingdom..... 7-20 "
Gibraltar........... 813 "
t" -Malta............... 828 "
Cape of Good Hope.. 856 "
India.... .......13-75 "
China and Straits
Settlements...... 14-02 "
( West Indies .......15-88 "
Mauritius ......... 23-31
In Bermuda 629 out of every 1000 men were ad-
mnittedto Hospital once during the year; 19 per
thousand were invalided; and 33 per thousand were
constantly non-effective from sickness ; the average
sick time to each man was 12 day,% and the average
duration of each case of sickness was 19 days. The
admission to Hospital rate, was somewhat higher
than that for the preceding year (1876) the death
rate is 2-97-per 1000 lower, the constantly sick is
This low rate of mortality must be very gratify-
ing to the Boards of Health, and the Sanitary Of-
ficers who have done so much to improve the sani-
tary condition of these Islands, and when we men-
tion that two Soldiers during that year poisoned
themselves with alcohol, one v. ith cyanide of potas-
sium, that a fourth died from injuries attributable
to accident, and that the deaths of two invalids who
died after leaving the Islands are included in the
above, it will be apparent, how very little mortality
is left fairly attributable to the climate of these Is-
lands in ordinary seasons.
We may add that the mortality among the civil
population of Bermuda was 21-82 per 1000 whites,
and 20-79 per 1000 colored.
We understand that the decorations of Smith's
Parish Church were unusually good, by some con-
sidered superior to those of the Metropolitan Par-
ish Churches. We are pleased to learn that the
custom of church decoration on high festivals is
becoming not only general among us, but that it
is also assuming a superior character, that the
taste of our people is, improving. Bermuda pre-
sents ample materials for floral decorations, such as
are seldom to be readily found elsewhere. Among
the willing contributors of flowers, which willing
hands and ready hearts suitably entwined, must bo
mentioned Mrs. Harley Trott, whose sumptuous
Easter Lilies, to be counted by hundreds, are in
favour in all the Churches. Trinity Church and
St. John's Church, Pembroke, exhibited the cus-
tomary arrangements, colours and texts all suited
to this high solemn feast. Christ's Church, Devon.
shire, was simply and neatly decorated. St. Paul's
Church, Pagets, fully sustained its earned reputa-
The Rev. C. H. Harbord, B.A., Naval Chaplain,
delivered an eloquent sermon on the Resurrection,
at the evening service on Easter Day held at Trin-
ity Church in this Town, to a large congregation.
If the condemnation of man was proclaimed in a
Garden, in a Garden also was proclaimed his sal-
vation; our Risen Lord, our great deliverer, hav-
ing first appeared to Mary Magdalene as she tar.-
ried in the Garden.
The assistance which the Rector of Pembroke has
received in this way, during the vacancy in the
incumbency, has lightened the heavy duty which
has been thrown on him to provide for a continu-
ance of the regular services.
"PROVIDENCE LOYAL"- LODGE NO. 1,
I. O. G.T.
Through the kind permission of Capt. Moresby,
R.N., Captain-in-Charge of Naval Establishments,
.-who kindly lent the use of the Hall at Maria 1till
for the occasion-the rflicers and members of the
above Lodge held a Public Tea and Entertainment
on Good Friday, 11th April, which was largely at-
tended, both by "the members and their friends;
with representatives from Princess of Wales' Own
Loyal Lodge," Hamilton; Star of Hope" Lodge.
Somerset; "United" Lodge, Tucker's Town; and
"Naval Excelsior" Lodge, H. M. S. Bellerophon.
Mr. Brown, being elected chairman, in a few re-
marks, hoped that all present would do substantial
justice to the good things provided for them.
After the clearing of the tea tables, refreshments
for the evening were piuvided, when a lengthy and
effective programme was rendered by the members
of the Order, consisting of Glees, Songs and Reci-
tations. Before the close of hthe meeting a heart
vote of thanks was given to the visitors for theti
kind patronage during the evening Votes o
thanks were also tendered to Sergt. Munro, R.M.LI.
and the Entertainment Committee, for the ad.
mirable way in which she had provided lor t
night's amusement. Votes of thanks were ahsc
exchanged between "Princess of Wales' Own'
Lodge and "Providence Loyal" Lodge, No. 1
After a few appropriate remarks from the chair
man, the National Anthem was sung by all present
which brought to a close a most happy and enjoy}
Hymn......"Let the lower Lights be Choir of th
Song ........" Larboard Watch".... ...Mr. Brown.
Song ........"IfI'm Poor I'm a Gen- } Mr. M. Spcee
tle man still" I
Recitation "Charge of the Light 1 Mar
Brigade" Mr. Marley.
Song ........"Man of many Names"...Mr. Cunning
Recitation "Firing Butter" ............Mr. Godsiff.
Song ........" Elleralie"...'...............Mr. Burdett,
Song ........." Happy as a King"........Mr. Brown.
Song ........ "Rock me to Sleep"....... Mr. Staples.
Song ........" Be kind to your Dog"...Mr. Moss.
Song ........" Still I Love Thee"........ Mr. Yorke.
Glee ........." Templar's Pledge"........Choir.
Interval of 15 minutes.
Glee ......... The Fishermen" .........Choir.
Recitation.." Burial of Sir John Mr. Burdctt.
lee ........"0 Seek that Beautiful Choir.B
Song........." The Lavender Girl"......Mr. M. Speer.
Song........."The Husband's Boate'...Mr. Brown.
Song........." Club Row"...............Mr. Moss.
Song......" I heard a Spirit Sing"...Mr. Staples.
Song........." Poor Old Tile"...........Mr. Cunning-
Song........." Dreamily Thinking"'.....Mr. Staples.
Organists-Mr. Broad and Mr, V. Oodsiff.
THE UNIVERSITY BOAT RACE.
LONDON, April 5.-The thirty-sixth race between
eight-oared boat crews representing Cambridge and
Oxford Universities took place to-day on the Thames
river. The race, as has been all along anticipated
the betting having been in their favor, resulted
in an easy victory for the Cambridge (light blue)
crew. This is the seventeenth time that they have
won. Oxford won eighteen races, and one, that of
two years ago, resulting in a dead heat. The course
was from Putney to Mortlake, a distance of four
miles and two furlongs. The morning opened warm
with a heavy mist and fog, with a west wind blow-
ing and rain threatening, but about ten o'clock the
weather became brighter and more promising,
though the wind still blew from an unfavorable
quarter. During the morning five to one was of-
fered on Cambridge, but six to one was wanted.
Notwithstanding that a victory for the Cambridge
boys was looked upon as certain the usual crowds
gathered at all points along the river where a view
of the contest was to be had. The time of the Cam-
bridge crew was 21 minutes and 18 seconds. They
led the dark blue (Oxford) from the start of the
race, and the result was never doubtful.
The rumour of a threatened attempt on the life
of Queen Victoria in Italy is a fabrication.
A SUPPLEMENT of five col-
umns accompanies this issue of
the Gazette." It contains :-
Continuation of the Trial of E. J. Skeeters
for Murder. Latest News by the Canima"
from Zululand, &c. Tally Ho. Drowning of
two Soldiers in Castle Harbour, &c., &c.
DIED, in Devonshire Parish, April 12th. after a
lingering illness of thirteen weeks, r. GEORGE JEN-
NINGS, aged 79 years ; leaving a widow, 1 daughter, 1
grand daughter, and 1 great grand child to mourn their
loss. His end was peace.
AT PUBLIC AUCTION,
7l o-morrow. v Fd(inesday,
16th Instant, About Noon,
I IVil NeI N
AT 1T Vt U LiA 6WTXNI
20 BOBLS. good Family FLOUR
SB 200 Bushs. Heavy OATS,
30 Bags BRAN, each 100 lbs.
25 Ditto CORN
20 Tins BUTTER and LARD (assorted sizes)
6 Half Chests Oolong TEA
Boxes RAISINS Do. SOAP
Hlf. Bbls. Family BEEF a Prime Article
Do. Do. Thin Mess PORK a Prime Article
Dry GOODS BOOTS & SHOES
Fancy GOODS, &c., &c.
JOHN HIlJE TT,
Hamilton, 15th April, 1879.
SBY PUBLI 'A T ON
IN THE TOWN OF HAMILTON,
At 12 o'clock,
The 18th Instant,
Under an Order from the Judge of the Vice Ad-
miralty Court of Bermuda,
THE BALANCE OF THE PARTIALLY
Recently Laden on board the Derelict
Brig L'Avvenire"-that is to say,
900 Bxs. of LEMONS
30 or 40 Bxs. of Oranges.
SJ. H. TROTT,
!M. V. A. Court of Bermuda.
14th April, 1879.
LL Persons having CLAIMS against the
A' Estate of the Late MISS SARA I .1OHN
COOPE I are requested to forward the same to
the Undersigned on or before 28th Instant.
FORSTER M. COOPER,
Southampton, April 14, 1879.
'j'HE Undersigned are prepared to forward,
Sfree ol charge, consignments of
*J:. F. Loomtis & Co.,
92 BARtCLAY STREET, NEW YO0iK.
Highest Cash Prices paid throughout the Sea-
son for POTATOES, ONIONS and TOMA-
T( E S.
B. W. WALKER & CO.
Hamilton, March 17, 1879-to M. 31 3p.
The Undersigned will attend as
usual to Consignments of
Aiessrs Edward Combes & Co.,
N lW YORK.
Shipments entrusted to his care will meet
with every attention.
Highest Cash Prices paid for i OTATo)ES
ONIONS and TOMATOES throughout the
JOHN F. BURROWS.
Hamiltion March 24. 1879.-3D till M 31
II'E WILL SELL,
AT PUBLIC AUCTION,
UniTder thee iffge Shed,
At 1 o'clock
On Thursday next.
20 BLS. S. F. FLOUR
5 Bls. K. D. MEAL
15 Bls. Bright Grocery SUGAR
25 Bags OATS 25 Do. CORN
25 Do. BRAN 50 Reams Tomato PAPER
20 Kegs and Tubs BUTTER
5 Bls. Green GINGER
200 Lbs. Assorted CONFECTIONERY
2 Bolts No. 6 Cotton CANVASS
1 Coil Small Manilla ROPE
1 Hhd. Bass's ALE
A T SA ME TIME,
If not previously disposed of,
Quiet in Harness or under Saddle, free from
vice and believed to be sound.
Sold for no fault, the Owner having no use
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, April 14, 1879.
For benefit of Owners, Underwriters and all
W I LL 1a E !4 0 1 ,
On Friday Next,
At 12 o'clock,
AT PENNO'S STORES,
10,000 bass. Cor n,
(more or less)
Ex Italian Bark Carolina Z.," Captain Zo-
lazzi, which vessel put into this Port in dis-
tress on a voyage from Baltimore bound to
Falmouth, and caught fire in this harbor on
the morning of 14th instant and was scuttled
Bushels W II E AlT, more or
do. CO1lN, loss
Damaged ex Ship "Britannia," from New York
bound to London.
W. C. PIIY AND & CO,
It. E. N BOG(.,4
St. George's, 14th April, 1879.
A N ( )r 5 5I-, C ) E
S\ I-s I. a. j. *
,I1i Undersigned be- to statethait we have
S p),poirit(d .M1 T. W. TI. IJA ; a, !amilton,
as 4tur .. ",,e .gcnt for ihe ')Ri.W \Vll)ING(
" P1'' l( 'I UC K to our condign:nent durir.g the
present crop season.
AVir. .lao,,s will receive and r forw.id a1l ship-
men:s f' ofu charge, an l will give .,l1 necessary
Iligh. st mai ket prices with prompt sales and
I) \IREI,,ELL & CO..
83 I'varl Street.
I'. 0. Box I 101
New York, A april 11, 1b79-.-t) 30 NM
4NOT 1 C E."
I H UNDi- N RIGNEl) will I e prepared to
receive and forward
To S:-t. Thomas, WV.I., and 11a$ifax, N. -.,
Per Royal Mail Steamer Beta,"
To St. Thomas,
Friday, 18th April, M onday, 28th April,
Friday, 1(th May, Monday, 26th May,
Friday, 13th June, Monday, 23rd June.
A competent person will be on the Wharf to
receive and mark all packages.
T'hue Undersigned will not lie responsible for
Proceeds ol Shipment until received by him.
St. Georges, Bermuda, April 9, 1879.
Colonist" please insert.
Exchange on Aew York, sight,
6DOD iA par.itv 's,
April 8, 1879.-3 3p
S. S bI.NGHA4I.
The Fine German Brig
For Freight apply to
W. C. HYL \ND & CO.
St. Geor'ts. 14th April, 1879,
New York Mail Steamer.
Will leave hence for NJew York,
At 1 P. M.,
T'o leave thence for return o.1
Freigli, Parcels and Specie will be received
until 6 p.m., I;th.
Bills f iLading will he signed until 10 a.m.,
Passenger Stage will be removed at 12"30
'TrOTT & COX,
I'arniiton, Berniuda, April 15th. 1879.
('oli nist" or ce.
ALL PERSONS liable to be ASSESSED
for the maintenance of the Church of
England in Pembroke Parish, are hereby
notified, that a Meeting will be held at the
Town of Hamilton, on TUESDAY, the 22nd
Instant, at 11 o'clock in the Forenoon, for
the purpose of electing Church Vestrymen and
Church Wardens for the ensuing year.
MORRIS A M. FRITH,
TI'HOMAS 1 MI 1),L.:TO N,
Pembroke Parish, 14th April, 1879.
,1m1 1t, <'OI PoN\ OF !iA\ILT,'PON
hereby give notice that the SllI l) T %\X
on Shipmetnts ot Native Produce has been re-
duced as follows:-
Potatoes from Two Pence to One Penny per Bbl.
Onions from Three 1"arthings to One Hlalfpenny
Tomatoes from )One Penny foi Seven to One
P'enny for Ten Boxes;
N. A. BUTTI'E!FIRLD,
llamnil:on, April 5, I 379.-2 3p
TpHE above sum will be paid for the discovery
and conviction of the thief who STOLE
WHITE ROSES from the garden of the Hon.
JAMES TUCKER on Easter Eve.
These Roses were probably applied in assist-
ing to decorate one of the Places of Worship
on the following day. l
Cedar Avenue, 14th Apifl, 1879.-1I pd.
" Times and Advocate" please copy and send
bill to Gazette" Office.
To GraoweBs s;iaand O)wners
OF 8ER MUDA PR3aUG3 .
N consequence of the great increase in ship-
ments of Produce to New Yolk since e th,;
season cf 1874, we deem it necessary to give
notice, that we are ready to give our personal
attention as usuil to all shipments of Bermuda
Produce for New York made through us, but
without being re-ponsible for the net proceeds
until paid t, our Or( der in New York, which will
be given to the New York Consignees for Sale,
by each vessel transporting a shipment.
When nece-sary to order Specie in imurn for
any shipment it will be insured at the < xpen e f,
the Owners interested, and Owners will cle:irly
understand th.it ail the dangers of transport are
borne by them.
TROTT 4. COX
Slami,lton Berimuda, to 30th June. 3p
March 18, 1879. to 30th June. 3p
TO FdRAIERS IA D )OWA-
BERMUDA PRODU CE
TIlE UNDE[lSIGNE) WILL, FOiRVARD)
To the Consignment of Mlessrs.
O rN NIz & 0 .,
OF NEW YORK,
During the (Coming Crop .~eason.
All Shipments intrusted to our care will have
our usual good attention.
J. T. DARRELL CO.
March Il, 1879.
That Handsome Brown Mare
Kind and gentle in Harness and under Saddle;
a fine IHorse, a good rencer, and suitable for a
Lady. Will be sold Cheap or exchanged for a
larger Horse, as bhe is much too small for the
Manufacturer of .Erated Waters,
East Broadway and Victoria Street.
, Hamilton, April 7th, 1879.
'ot ice fo ./Ictfioneegrs.
AUCTIONEERS who have not subscribed
DECLARATIONS before the RECEIVER
GENERAL or ASSISTANT RECEIVER GENERAL Of
all SALES MADE BY THEM up to the 31st
of March last, are required to do so.
In future where the requirements of the
Law are not complied with the penalty im-
posed thereby will be enforced.
Receiver General's Office,
April 14, 1879. j
A SACRED CONCERT
WILL 11 GIVI'EN,
IN THE TOWN ZALL,
On Thursday Evg.,
the 17th Instan,i
By i number of the Ladies and Gentlemen of
the Town of St. George, under the direction of
Mr.J. C. It. Clarke.
P ROG RA MM K :-
- Jehovah's Praise."
C.IPTIVITY AND RES TO-
A Sacred Cantata in 3 parts.
PIZICE- OF ADMISSION.
Reserved Seats 2/6; Back Seats 2/; Gallery I/.
Doors open at 7'30 o'clock. Concert to corn-
moeno at 8 precisely.
'ICKFrTS to he obtained at the Store of W. IH.
Griset, Esqr., where a plan of the Hall may be
By kind permission of Colonel Bennett and
Officers, the String Band of the 46th Regiment
will be in attendance, under the leadership of
J. Camnpbell, Esqr Bandmaster.
St. George, April 15, 1879.
TO THE IN HABITANTS OF
The Prince of Darkness.
N SE C )0 IANCY.
13 3 2zAI N
a. Q e =
The Famous Black Wizard and Clever Illusion-
THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
Takes great pleasure in informing the Inhabi-
tants of Bermuda of his intention to visit them,
when he will introduce his great Novelty and
Sensational Troupe of
In their Mirth-provoking Entertainment, en-
Blegone Dull Care!
Magic, Comedy, Burlesque and Ex-
The following distinguished artists will appear
at every Entertainment:
J. II. D.,UMMOND.-The Inimitable Mimic
and Burlesque Lecturer.
LEONA FLORENCE.-The Beautiful Prin-
cess of Burlesque.
I. G. CONNORS.-The India Rubber Sprite.
Manager.-C. P. CLIFFORD.
March 31, 1879.-3p tf
I ir'tcsined Letters.
Wm II Albouy, Anna B Anderson, Susan E Allen,
J A Ad;,im, Mrs Nathen Benges, B E R Burch, Mrs
or Miss N Boot, Win B Burgess, Robert Butterfield,
Mai thia- J Ciaity, George Dale, Capt G Dixon, Gen
Dayton, E Da!la*, N tbhariel Dill, Lidia Darrell,
Mary F Deshield, W A l)ouglass, D Ebster, Manuel
Macado Fastina, J T; A Fowler, Jose de Fontes. P
Fitzmaurice, Be.njnmin Fabler, J Friewell, Mrs For.
rio Grant, James Hurst, John Joynes, W C King,
James A Lusher, Henry .1 Lloyd, H Locke, Charley
Lundell, Abram A Moore, Francisco Silva de Soo
Miguell, C H iorey 'rhaddeus McCallan, John M
Morris, Jose Ignacio Machado, Mr Myng, P Magni-
son, Mrs E A Newman, Nel;ie Newland, B J Outer.
bridge, Emma Peniston, Joseph M Place, Janet
Paynter, A H Robinson, N J Robinson, W G Soon
I P Simmonson, Mary Ann JStone, Rosalind S
Searls, John Stowe, James S Smith, George Spencer,
F J Tyn
Mrs G C Tucker, Joseph Trott, Joao de Azevedo
Teicheira, George Trott, Sarah I Talbot, Thomas
Usher, Mrs Virgin, Mr Wells (Army Contractor),
George Wears, Charles Woodgate, Ptof Henry A
SPost Office, Hamilton, April 14, 1879.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, United States, Do.
minion of Canada, and Newfoundland per Steamer
"Canin ," close at the Post Office, Hamilton, on
T.HURSDAY NEXT, at 11 A.M. Correspond-
erce received in the Forenoon Mails will be in time.
Late Letters can be posted up to half-past twelve on
payment. of double postage.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF.
FICE ST. GEORGE'S, 14th April, 1879.
Robert Best, C R Burgess, Saml J Bassett (2), E B
Burgess, John Carty, Chas Channing, Talefo Cun*
cer, J G Darrell, David Deal (2), Rebecca Dickinson,
Timothy II Duer, Antonio Da Silva, J S Francisco,
Christopher Healoy, Olivia Smith, Blanch G Smith,
Mrs Ann Smith, Thos Simmons, Frances W Smith,
Viaml Thomas, Francis Turo, Wm Vance, Mrs E
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTEt
[From the New York Mail, March 19.]
WINTER LIFE IN THE FAIRY LANDS OF THE AT-
LANTIC ISLANDS-A PLACE WHERE IT IS SUMMER
ALL THE YEAR ROUND.
Hamilton, Bermuda, March 10.
To those who have visited Bermuda it is a pleas-
nre to reply to the many queries about that island,
so different in many respects from any other of the
West India "Isles of the Sea." Isolated from all
the world, except by the occasional visits of steam-
ers and ships, the life there is a restful one. To
give your readers an idea of the hospitalities, every-
where accorded to the visitors is among the imprac-
able things that may be proposed, only to remain
incomplete. Neither is the cleanliness comprehen-
sible to the New Yorker or even to the Philadel-
phian. How it would astonish a native of Pitts-
burg to be transported to that paradise of freshness.
The roses reign at Christmas-aye, reign in such
profusion as to make a perpetual joy in the heart.
As Easter draws near bewildering displays of lilies
astonish the novice in horticultural possibilities.
May comes to the island to find everywhere great
waving masses of oleander bloom ;: rivers of pink
and scarlet ripple down the hillsides; great banks
of the sweet bloom are seen above the plastered
garden walls. There is no month of all the year
when Bermuda is not beautiful.
There are many elegant homes there, where to
have been the guest, even of an hour, is to add to
memory's storehouse a never-fading picture. The
gates stand hospitably open, the windows and
doors are open, pleasant voices greet you every-
where and the most winsome faces. Every bay and
inlet has some charm peculiar to itself. Mount
Clair, the home of the Vice-Consul, Mr. Whitney
(known to many New Yorkers,) is situated near
Harrington's Sound, and is charmingly home-like
in its appointments. It couldn't be otherwise, with
such open-hearted inmates. The Sound is one of
the curiosities of Bermuda, of nearly a true oval
shape. The channel through which the tide flows
is so narrow and shallow that at low ebb a child
can wade across among the stranded seaweeds and
scarlet sponges; but a little boat bearingyou out
over the florid waters to the centre of the Sound
shows you sixty feet depth and with the aid of a
water glass you can see the coral bottom. It is as
awesome as a glimpse into the crater of an extinct
Mr. Allen, who has been for so many years Ame.
rican Consul, resides at the Flatts; his home is ren.
dered additionally attractive by a fountain, the
basin of which is sixteen feet in diameter, and cut
in the solid rock. By an ingenious appliance of
machinery, the tide, either at flowing or receding,
keeps the fountain in play. Mr. Allen, with his
many pleasant experiences, has had some very un-
pleasant ones with his countrymen. He stated to
your correspondent that during the war he paid
out, principally for fugitives from the South, over
four thousand dollars from his private purse. Less
than one thousand of it has been returned by the
ingrates who were returned to their homes through
Mr. Allen's generosity. It is a source of regret
certainly that Americans could be so unjust.
Near to Harrington's Sound is the noted "De-
vil's Hole," a deep grotto, supplied with water
from theocean on the South by a natural underground
way. There are kept from 500 to 1,000 groupers
and a few angel fish. Stepping down the narrow
staircase the visitor is surprised to see the group-
ers gather near his feet and beg for crumbs. They
will permit the scratching of their finny backs
with the cane of the visitor. It is a weird sight
and worth the shilling" charged by the keeper.
Driving back again through shady streets, past
little farms, as we near Hamilton, we pass Mount
Langton, the residence of Governor Sir Robert
Laffan. The home is charming, and on the weekly
reception day presents a very lively scene, as the
guests come and go. Lady Laffan is a very graci-
ous English lady, who endeavors to make every-
body happy, and is always pleased to greet Ameri-
can guests. Then we pass the open gate to Wood-
lands," the present home of Mr. Melancthon M.
Hurd, formerly of Hurd, Houghton & Co. Acres
of beautiful land encircle the house, which is one
of the prettiest on the island. His family and their
private tutor, Mr. Patterson, his favorite horses,
and his St. Bernard, all gathered there, make his
home all that the m6st fastidious could desire.
Everywhere one passes scarlet-coated soldiers,
chatting as merrily as though they were not sworn
to yield their lives, if need be, at Her Majesty's
command. Principally the people are English, or
of English decent, and the Episcopalian is the pre-
valent religion, although there are many other small
That the tillable land is exceedingly fertile may
be judged from the fact that of the 18,000 acres
only about 4,000 are in cultivation. Much of the
land surface is, of course, naked rock or marsh ;
but every year adds to the drained surfaces, and
the productions are becoming more varied and
abundant. Bermuda oranges are delicious but not
very abundant, as many trees were destroyed a few
years since I r nn insect, but young groves are now
growing very thriftily. Many varieties of tropical
trees have been imported to ornament the private
grounds of the citizens.
SFrom Dr. Hinson's residence, overlooking
Hamilton bay, your correspondent witnessed the
sunset of a clear day, which had been so still that
all the waters within the reef seemed like plate mir-
rors; on the western shore gray dots marked the
small islands; the waters gave tribute to the god of
day in every tint, from ultramarine blue to
Nile green. Away to the north stretched the great
ocean, where here and there a sail dotting the sur-
face; away to the south and east ran a purple
wealth of waters that grew darker and darker as
the land bid the sun ; then the moon came up from
her couch and sprinkled the sea with shafts of sil-
ver and treasures of opal. The pleasant lady guide
daughter of the hospitable house, kept a golden
silence, as her entranced guest gazed from the tower,
on the wondrous scene, until the night fell and we
must needs descend. A breeze was blowing so
strongly that we were subjected to the mortification
of sitting on the doorstep while the bell was an-
swered. We made a call on the Manse, near "Salt
Kettle," on the southern shore of" Hamilton bay."
From the Manse, which is the home of Rev. Mr.
Thorburn, a Presbyterian minister, there is a view
that seems as if all fairyland opens out before the
delighted beholder. And the lighthouse-who will
ever forget the reward that comes to the weary
climbing of the stairs? The mammoth reflector
holds in every facet a little picture of Bermuda,
each different from the other, and equalling in
beauty the excellent stereoscopic views prepared by
Mr. IHeyl, of Hamilton, of which every visitor
brings many home; and Mr. Heyl is sure to add,
as an earnest of his "bon voyage," a bouquet
of his wonderful roses-for he is the champion of
rose culturists in Bermuda.
The librarian-whose affection for "my books"
is interesting to note-says: "Why is it that with
the same expense of travel, as good and as cheap
boarding, finer air and better opportunities of re-
cuperating than attends the migration from New
York to Florida, Bermuda receives only about two
hundred Winter boarders?" It must be simply
that they do not realize the pleasure of the trip.
No journalist can do the subject justice. You
must go and see for yourself. You will not regret it.
Every hour will add to your strength, unless
some fell disease has usurped the throne of strength
and forbids the recuperation of exhausted energies.
A CURit US BUT SUCCESSFUL OPERATE *N.-A most
remarkable operation in dental surgery hris just
been performed at Sydney, C. B. A young girl
named Emma McKinnon, has been a sufferer for the
past 13 years from a very uncommon disease, known
as Epithelioma, by which she lost all of the soft and
a great part of the hard palate of her mouth, and
both tonsils, rendering her speechless. During the
last three years her jaws have been so completely
locked that nothing could be forced into her mouth
and what little food she could take was of a liquid
substance. Nothing could be done to assist the
poor creature, and she was actually starving to
death when Dr. Publicover arrived there labt au-
tumn, and hearing of her suffering, and the nature
of her disease, he determined to take her case in
hand. About six weeks ago he made three success-
ful operations which have resulted in her complete
cure. He made and fitted into her mouth a plate
with artificial cleft palate, and hard and soft palate
and tonsols, all combined, by which she is able to
eat, speak and breathe quite freely. This piece of
artificial speaking dentiture is a wonder to examine.
It is constructed by an air drum with two valves
made of mica, the one vibrating on the other, and
is retained in the mouth by seven gold clasps.
To Farmers and Shippers of
AVING had several years expe ience in this
' *line of business, I desire to continue in
the same during the coming Crop Season, and
respectfully solicit any consignments you may
forward to this market. I will endeavour to
realize the highest Market prices, render Sales
and Remittances promptly.
hIr. Those. II. Pitt,
Of Hlamilton, Bermuda,
will attend to receiving and invoicing all con-
signments for me, and will give all information
necessary for benefit of Shippers.
I remain, yours, &c.,
M. F. JUI)GE,
*Mlessrs. O'Connor "Judd~ge,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
Notice to Farmers of Bermuda
The Undersigned solicits consignments of
For the well known house of
James A. Judge,
46 & 48 Broad Avenue,
W. Washington Market, N. Y.
He can guarantee full sales and prompt re-
turns as in past seasons.
JAMIES H. BUTLER.
Office at C. S.Whitter's, next Royal Gazette"
Hamilton, March 18, 1879.*-tf
Flaits Village Boarding R. P. Atkins & Co.,
,, s& Co
Tr|HIS is a very beautiful place. Is situated
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TRIAL OF EDWARD JAMES SKEETERS,
INDICTED FOR THE MURDER OF HIS
WIFE, ANNA REGINA SKEETERS, ON
THE NIGHT OF THE 20m DAY OF OC-
(Continued from to-day's Gazette.)
Bean, a young girl, was standing in the yard with
Pleasant Fubler. Mrs. Fubler had a large basket
standing in front of her. I can't say what was in it
S-it was full-it was cloth in the basket. I am cer-
tain it was the same morning I saw the boat that I
sanw Pleasant Fubler at her son's house. I am sure
I (idc not go to the Dockyard on Tuesday. I went
to Mr. Vincent Pitman's to work. I did not see
Pleasant Fubler on Tuesday or Wednesday morn-
ing of that week. I have not see Anna Skeeters
since the Saturday before I saw Pleasant Fubler.
Cross-examined.-It was fine weather on the
Monday. I never went to the Dockyard any other
day but Monday-if the weather was bad I didn't
go-I sometimes went on Friday-Monday was a
regular working day. I stayed at home when I
didn't go to the Dockyard. Tv,. 1i was the 22nd.
It was before sunrise when I saw the boat-I saw
her through the glass in the window. I did'nt
know Anna was missing when I saw Mrs. Fubler
in the yard. Anna did go away sometimes. There
has been a good deal of excitement on this matter
and a good deal of distress too. I can't tell when
I was first called before the Magistrate-I think it
was on a Friday-It was the next week after I saw
Pleasant Fubler in the yard.
Re-examined.-Everybody knew Anna went away
sometimes. I was 3 times' before the -' .'-,_
before Mr. Frith twice and Mr. Fowle once. It
was on a Friday I was first before Mr. Fowle. It
was before the skeleton was found-I don't know
how long it was before the skeleton -was found.
By Mr. Justice Trimingham. The boat was
coming in towards the Bay. It was about an hour
and a half from the time I saw the boat that I saw
Pleasant Fubler in the yard.
SARAH BEAN sworn.-I live at Mrs. Morgan's in
Somerset, very near prisoner's house. I knew Anna
Skeeters. I saw her the Sunday she was missing.
It was the 20th October. It was in the morning
about 9 o'clock. She came up to Mrs. Morgan's.
Alice Wade, Mrs. Morgan's cook, was there. Anna
did not stay there long. I did not see her any
more that day. I was not at Mrs. Morgan's that
night. I go home every night. I am sure I did
not see Anna at Mrs. Morgan's that Sunday night.
I went to Mrs. Morgan's the next morning about 6
o'clock. In going there Ipassed the prisoner's cot-
tage. The door was open. I saw PleasantFubler,
his mother, standing in the front door. I spoke to her
and she to me; she spoke first; she called me and
I went to the door and there I saw a basket stand-
ing on a step. It was a large clothes basket. She
set off to lock the door and found the key in the
bottom of the basket. She took the clothes out-I
saw five pieces of men's clothes and a white quilt.
There were two pair of men's pants, a vest, and a
jacket. There were some more. They were all I
noticed. I don't know whether there were any
women's clothes in the basket. Margaret Allick
passed by the road while I was standing in prison-
er's yard. I heard her speak to Mrs. Fubler and
Mrs Fubler to her. "'ie was going towards Man-
grove Bay. I helped X?. Fubler to put the bask-
et on 'her head. I did not see the prisoner on that
Monday. I saw him on the next Wednesday. He
came in Mrs. Morgan's yard-Alice Wade was
there. He said '' have you seen Anna." He asked
Alice Wade the same question. I don't know what
she told him. I told him I had not seen her since
Sunday. He looked so frightful I was almost afraid
of him. He was talking to 7 Morgan some
time. I turned away. IIHo asked me if I did
not tell his mother Ic.: Anna Skeeters came up to
Mrs. Morgan's on Sunday night to get a match to
get a light to look for a bundle. I told him no-I
saw Mrs. Fubler on Tuesday. She came to the wall.
I was in Mrs. Morgan's yard. Prisoner's house
was then shut. She called me and I went down to
the wall where she was. She was alone. She had
a kettle. She gave me some corn out of it. I took
the corn to Mrs. Morgan's. My mother, Catherine
Simmons, came along and spoke to me and I left
Mrs. Fubler and went to Mrs. Morgan's. Mrs.
Fubler went to the prisoner's house and went into
it. I told the prisoner his mother had given me
some corn to feed his poultry. My mother lives at
Mr. Gilbert's Store and I slept there. I saw a boat
out in the bay near Daniel's Island. The boat had
a sail up coming towards the shore. I saw her
from Nusum's hill. I went on the hill to see if the
Teazer had gone to St. George's. I knew the
prisoner's boat. The boat I saw was about the size
of the prisoner's boat. The Teazer was moored in
Cross-examined.-My father was going to St.
George's in the Teazer. He was one of the crew.
My father left home before me. He went from
home to go to the Teazer. I saw the Teazer at the
same time I saw the other boat. Shortly after I
saw the boat I saw some people going off to the
Teazer. There were about five people going .off to
the Teazer. I dould no: see if my father was on
board the boat going :o the Teazer. The little
boat was about the length of this house from the
Teazer. I could just make out to see there was
some one in the little boat. It was about a month
after I saw these boats I was examined by the
Magistrate. I told the Magistrate about this small
boat. I went down off the hill after I saw the
Teazer get under weigh. I did not see the little
boat again after I went down the hill. I did not
see any other boat that day. There are many boats
about Long Bay. I knew the prisoner's boat. She
is an ash coloured boat. I saw her that day about
12 o'clock at her moorings. I saw other boats that
day but they were at their moorings. I could'nt
tell if the boat I saw in the morning was prisoner's
/-boat or not. The prisoner's boat lay at her moor-
ings until she was hauled up some days afterwards.
The first time I saw Mrs. Fubler at the house it
was about 7 o'clock in the morning. It was after
I had been to Mrs. Morgan's. I have often talked
of this matter with Mrs. Allick.
Re-examined.-The day I saw the little boat I
did tell somebody about it.
Court adjourned to Saturday, 12th April.
On Saturday morning one ot the Jurors reported
that he did not feel well enough to give his undivi.
ded attention to the case. A Medical Practitioner
examined the Juror, who stated that the Juror was
suffering from a disease from which he might at
any moment need Surgical assistance, and therefore
the Jury was discharged and the Prisoner taken
back to gaol.
The Jury had been kept together from Wednes-
day morning to Saturday morning.
WAR OFFICE, March 18.-19th Foot-Major
and Brevet Lieut. Col. P. D. Vigors to be Lieut.-
Col., vice Hook, retired on full-pay. March 15,.
1879. Brevet-Major E. W. Evans, from Supry.
Capt. to be Major, vice Vigors. March 15, 1879.
Lieut. E. A. Bruce to be Capt., vice Langford, re-
signed on appointment to the Army Pay Depmt.
March 1, 1879. Second-Lieut. G. C. S. Handcock
to be Lieut. vice Bruce. March 1, 1879.
MARCH 28.-Lieut.-Col. Vigors remains with,
and Major Evans joins the 1st Batn. on promotion.
Capt.qBruce remain with the 2nd Batn.
It is proposed to move the 46th Regiment from
Bermuda to Halifax, N.S,, shortly, and to send the
101st Fusiliers to Bermuda in its place, an arrange-
menl which we should think scarcely desirable, see-
LATE FROM EUROPE AND AME-
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat#
arrived at her wharf in this Town soon after 3 p.m.
yesterday. She left her pier in New York City at
3 p.m. of Friday. Since her last trip she has been
docked and her bottom cleaned.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Pur-
ser Gale, 1st Officer Mr. Whithurst, and 2nd Officer
Mr. Astwood, for files of New York papers of Friday
Shares Del. and Hudson Canal Co., 40gths.
The Delaware and Hudson Company," says th
N. Y. Herald of the 10th instant, sold 50,000 tons of
coal to-day at prices which averaged 9 cents per ton
less than the Delaware and Lackawanna sale of
March 26. Nevertheless the share quotations were
held with much firmness. Closing prices for stocks
generally were exceedingly irregular and much too
undecided to permit of a forecast of the immediate
DOMINION PARLIAMENT.-OTTAWA, Ont.,
April 10.-The House of Commons continued in
Session until five o'clock this morning debating the
tariff. Mr. McKenzie's amendment to the tariff
resolutions was lost by a vote of 53 to 136.
The Ii.'-"1. '1 Parliament is adjourned to the
QUEEN VICTORIA.-A dispatch from Constanti-
nople to the Times says : in consequence of Queen
Victoria's desire to maintain a strict incognito, the
Sultan Laas abandoned his intention of sending a
complimentary mission to Boveno.
The recent statements of Lords Beaconsfield and
Salisbury in the House of Lords caused indigna-
tion and anxiety in Athens. It is believed dis-
turbanees will occur in Greece unless the recom-
mendations of the Berlin Congress respecting the
frontier are executed.
Some serious labour riots were taking place in
THE WAR IN ZULULAND.
LoNDON, April 5.-The Pall iV;'.' Gae'te learn,
from the best informed quarters that King Cety-
wayo's wish for peace is a mere pretense to gain time
until the harvest is gathered. Only an unconditional
surrender will be accepted.
The Times, in an editorial article commenting on
the present attitude of the Zulu King, says; Cety-
wayo's overtures are a little too transparently de-
ceptive, but they are not without a touch of in-
genuousness. All be esks is ., though, says
our correspondent, he is known to be intriguing
with the disaffected Transvaal Boers, and Lord
Chelmsford reports that he is contemplating an at-
tack on Colonel Pearson. Cetywayo does not con-
descend to explain how some twenty-thousand men
escaped from his control and ..: ... to blunder,
without orders, into a concerted attack on an Eng.
lish camp, which attack was conducted to all ap-
pearances according to well-known principles of
The Daily News' says: Cetywayo's explanation
of the attack must be taken with reserve, but is not
without %.ic,i-,, :, :e as an index of his present atti-
tude. If he should be willing or if his people should
force him to make peace on such terms as are com-
patible with the future ease and security of the
colonies, there can be no reason for aiming at future
revenge for the sake of example. The extermination
of the Zulus, tor which some of the colonists are
now clamoring, is not necessary for future peace."
The Daily New's ,'..' from Cape Town says
an insurrection has broken out in the Transvaal.
Additional advices from Cape Town about the
disaster to the British convoy on the Intoimbe River
on March 17, report that, besides the troops, it is
thought that forty wagon drivers and followers
were killed. Twenty-five Zulu corpses were found
on the field of battle. It is believed that many
more were drowned. The Zulus had ample time to
get news of the convoy, as it was delayed at the
ford three days by heavy rains. The ford was on-
ly four miles from Luneburg. It is thought that
there was great carelessness in selecting the posi-
tion of the camp, and in neglecting to send a larger
force from Luneburg to meet the convoy.
Colonel Pearson signals from Ekowe that he can
hold out ten days longer (till the 4th of April), that
his provisions only are short and that he has plenty
of ammunition. The despatch giving these parti-
culars says nothing of sickness in his command,
which is only mentioned by the Daily News' corres-
pondent. Scouts who arrived at the camp of the
relieving column just before the departure of the
last advices, report that the Zulus are concentrated
in large masses eleven miles north of the Tugela
River. They are I i.d1:a in a dense jungle, so their
numbers are unascertainable.
CAPE TOWN, March 18, via Madeira.-Oham,
Cetewayo's brother, with his eldest son and 300
warriors, surrendered unconditionally on the 4th of
March, in Swazieland, and are now in Col. Wood's
camp. Oham is supposed to be an aspirant for
Cetewayo's throne. It was at first falsely reported
that his overtures for surrender were a ruse to cov-
er his retreat to Swazieland. Oham expresses the
conviction that Cetewayo will await the further
action of the British before moving in any way.
There has been no important military movement
against the Zulus. Ekowe is still surrounded, the
road leading there being defended by a large force
of Zulus. The relieving force, under Col. Law, is
still on the lower Tugela River. It consists of three
companies each of the Third and Eighty-eighth
regiments and a portion of the naval brigade of the
iron-clad Shah. The Fifty-seventh Regiment has
landed at Durban, from Ceylon, and is now march-
ing to join Col. Law. The latest intelligence from
Ekowe is that the garrison are well, but their pro-
visions are running short. Cetywayo is reported to
be organizing a large army at the Royal Kraal.
The steamer Pretoria, with the Ninety-first High-
landers, arrived at Durban on the 16th of March ;
the Dublin Castle, with a battalion of the Sixtieth
Rifles, at Cape Town on the 15th of March, and the
Manora, with a battery of artillery, at Simon's Bay
on the 17th of March. Sir Bartle Frere has gone
-Two ports on the border of Chief Secocoeni's
country have been evacuated by the British.
Col. Pearson has established communication with
the Tugela River by means of signals.
The Boadicea has landed 200 sailors at Port Na-
ANOTHER BRITISH DISASTER.
CAPE TOWN, March 25, (via Cape St. Vincent).--
A convoy of supplies proceeding from Derby, in the
Londine district, to Luneburg, on the Pongola
River, escorted by 104 men of the Eightieth regi-
ment, was attacked at daybreak on March 12, on
the banks of the Intombe River, by 4,000 Zulus un-
der Umbelini. Owing to a previous alarm the Brit-
ish were under arms, but were overwhelmed by the
enormously superior force of the enemy. Captain
Moriarty and forty men were killed and twenty are
missing. The fate of the wagon drivers is unknown.
Lieut. Harward with forty men succeeded in reach-
ing Luneburg. One hundred and fifty men of the
Eightieth regiment subsequently proceeded to the
scene of the fight, recovered a quantity of rockets
and ammunition and buried the dead. Twenty
wagons containing supplies were lost.
The relief column for Ekowe will start on March
Margaret, with the Army Service Corps ; Olympus
with the Engineers, and China, with the Ninety-
fourth regiment, have arrived at Cape Town.
LONDON, April 9.-A dispatch to the Standard
from Cape Town says the convoy from Derby was
obliged to encamp on the banks of the Intombe, as
the river was too full to cross. Lieut. Harward
and the survivors were encamped on the Luneburg
side of the river. Although there had been some
previous alarms the surprise was complete, the
sentry only saw the Zulus when they were within
fifteen paces. Lieut. Harward's men poured a
steady fire across the river. The Zulus lost heavi-
ly, but were undaunted. Only fifteen of Captain,
Moriarty's men escaped across the river. They
were sleeping in wagons when attacked. The sen-
try was the only one who had time to fire. The
scene of the surprise is a hollow, surrounded by
long grass and weeds. One gun which the Zulus
had not removed has since been recovered.
The relief column for Ekowe numbers five thous-
Further fighting on the Intombe is reported.
From the New York Herald, April 10.
In Afghanistan all has been quiet of late, but no
agreement has been reached v ith Yakoob Khan,
and that Prince, famous in the chronicles of his
country as an energetic commander, is in a position
from which he may derive the utmost advantage by
the exhibition of the power to fight for his throne
if he possesses that power. He is said to be on such
terms with all the frontier tribes that they are ready
to rise in his service at a given signal. These
tribes it will be remembered, opposed scarcely any
resistance to the British advance. All the columns
went through their several districts without trouble,
and have principally known of them as marauders
on the line of communication. But these tribes of
mountaineers, some of whom are reputed to be
good soldiers, are all there, and are in the rear
of the English troops ; and it is not yet beyond the
limits of probability that with these allies the
Emir may make the summer a warm one for the
British invaders. Disconcerted by the failure of
tbliir'dependence upon Russia the Afghans found the'
enemy at their doors before they had conceived of
any other resistance than onebased upon the support
they hoped to get from the Czar. It is hardly cre-
dible that they will be obliterated as an indepen-
dent race without a fight.
Out of the queer little breeze tl.at has arisen in
Egypt will come one more complica: son for England,
for though she might leave France to take care of
the Khedive she is disposed to trust no one ; and
as Egypt is part of the Turkish Empire there are
other Powers that will want to be satisfied as to the
exact steps England proposes to take, and who may
object to some of them.
LONDON, April 11.-The S'K,,.7 r.'s despatch from
Berlin says :-" One thousand and forty Nihilists
have already been arrested in Charkoff. The se-
verities do not seem to intimidate the conspirators."
The report that General Drentehni's assailant had
been arrested is false. The Charkoff police have
received a letter from New York signed E,'., i,..ll'
stating that the murderer of General Krapotkine has
Seventeen thousand persons in Szegedin and the
neighborhood of that city are still subsisting on
charity. It has been raining fcr ten days. The
supply of bread is becoming exhausted.
A St. Petersburg despatch says Count Schouva-
loff, who leaves St. Petersburg on Monday next,
will be the bearer of proposals relative to a Euro-
pean conference, in view of the failure of the mixed
A despatch from Bombay says it was rumored in
Cabul that the negotiations between Yakoob Khan
and the British had failed because the latter insist-
ed on the annexation of Cabul. Such demand is in
direct contradiction with the statements of the gov-
ernment in Parliament.
General Garibaldi, now at Rome, daily receives
numerous visits from political personages. Reply-
ing on Wednesday to a deputation from an Italian
committee at Trieste Garibaldi said:-" I have
never been more concerned for the interests of our
brethren beyond the lps t i I am now."
PAYNTERS' VALE, 11th April, 1879.
To the Editor of the Royal. Gazette.
DEAR SIR,-Permit me, through the columns of
your valuable paper, to give publicity to the facts
concerning a sad disaster which occurred in Castle
Harbour to-day. About the middle of this after-
noon Corporal Biddlecomb, Private Green and
Private Thomas Rolph, all of the 46th Regt., left
the Quarry here in a small dingy, about nine feet
keel, under sail, for St. Georges. When about one-
third of the distance across the Herbour the sail
jibed. I immediately thought and exclaimed, the
boat was capsized! But I saw her right, the sail
was lowered, and as I thought the oars were put out
for the purpose of rowing to the shore. I continued
to watch the boat until she was intercepted from my
view by the Hulk Dudman. From the boat being
upright and shewing so high out of the water, I
apprehended no danger to the occupants.' Ten
minutes after the boat jibed, Nathaniel Richardson
came running down off the hill where he lives, and
asked me if I had seen the boat? I told him yes,
and she was behind the Dud/nan, rowing up all
right. He said no, he feared the boat was full of
water; and he with his two sons immediately
started in one of the Midas's boats to the rescue,
and found Rolph, supported by the sail in the
water, whom he rescued. Nothing could be seen
of the other two men. Lieut. Dickenson, R.E.,
promptly sent the boat to search the second time, but
the search proved fruitless. Nathaniel Richardson
and his two sons cannot be awarded too much
praise for their promptness and energy in this affair.
Had it not been for them under providence all three
would, in all probability, have met a watery grave.
I am, Sir,
Yours very respectfully,
JOS. C. HAYWARD.
(Colonist please copy.)
A STRANGE PEOPLE.-A Peruvian Race of Re-
markable Habits and History.-Dr. E. R. Heath, in
a paper on "Peruvian Antiquites," describes a
strange people living in a town called Eten, in sev-
en degrees south latitude, and about two miles from
the sea. They number about 4,000, and they speak,
besides the Spanish, a language which some of the
recently brought over Chinese laborers understand,
but there is no other similarity between the two
peoples. They intermarry, uncles and nieces, bro-
thers and sisters, nephews and aunts, that is pro-
miscuously, and with no apparent curse of consan-
guinity; but they will not permit any intermarriage
into their number, or with the outside world. They
have laws, customs and dress of their own, and live
by braiding hats and mats and weaving cloths.
They will give no account of the place whence they
came or of the time they settled at Eten. History
does not mention their existence before the Spani-
ards arrived, nor does it record their immigration
since. Among them there are no sick or deformed.
persons, their custom being to send a committee to
each sick or old person, and those who are reported
past recovery or past usefulness are promptly strang-
led by the public executioner. Eten orders it, they
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From our Special Sporting Correspondent.
Like your correspondent "Venus" I have been oc-
cupied during the past few weeks with so many im-
portant affairs calling for my immediate attention that
I have, I am afraid, sadly neglected my reporting du-
ties. My attention has not been however, like her's,
taken up with Royal marriages, &c., in Europe, but
with matters of much less importance, most of which
you would not care to hear about.-One only perhaps
you might be glad to know something of, namely, the
character your sporting correspondent is going to as-
sume for the fancy dress ball. This is a question which
has been sorely puzzling Mrs. T. and myself. Mrs. T.
tells me she is surprised at a man of my age and de-
portment thinking of dressing himself up and gadding
about with perhaps all the colours of the rainbow, on my
back. She says she would not do so ; not for all the red
coats in the British army ; and between you and me, I
really do not know where one could find a dress suitable
for the dear old woman. However as I was saying the
selection of a fitting costume for myself has given both
me and my by-far better half a great deal of trouble and
if any of your readers could have given me their ideas
as to what character would best suit a man of my age
and habits, I should have been only too thankful. Go
I was determined to, but the question was how P Mrs.
T. hoped I would go as the perfect cure," and the se-
cond cousin of the Aunt of the wife of a friend of mine
said, Oh do go as Bombastes Furioso, you would look
only just too lovely"; but neither of these characters
took my fancy, and at last I hit upon a dress myself in
which I hope quite to take by storm the hearts of your
lady correspondents. Of course it will not do to tell you
here what the dresses is, for then all the anxiety of the
fair sex as to who I really am, would be over, and there
would no longer be such a keen interest exhibited in
your sporting correspondent as I flatter myself there is
at present. Why, do you knew there is quite a crest
fallen appearance on the faces of many of your fair read-
ers when they pick up the Gazette and do not see the
well known signature of Tally ho" in it. One lady
actually remarked to me the other day Oh if I
only knew that dear Tally ho, I would almost go down
on my knees to beg him always to write ; don't you
really know who he is ? He must be, I am sure, per-
fectly charming." All do not think me such a doubtful
character as Venus seems to, and many I am sure
would say I am of a good deal of consequence ; so I am
afraid your correspondent Venus is rather in the mino-
rity on this point. Poor thing perhaps she is a little
bitter against me on account of Vulcan, thinking very
likely that I have been the writer of all those dT'.:- lfit
articles about him and his off shoots-but, as you know
I am not of an astronomical turn of mind, and could
certainly not venture to write about such heavenly
bodies. One thing I can tell her about her dear Vul-
can ; we have not observed him for some time past
when out with the hunt, though many riders have an-
xiously looked forward to an opportunity of getting a
sight of him. Mrs. T. tells me, however, that he was
seen not very far from the cricket ground at Prospect a
short time ago, but that he only allowed the admiring
observers a very short and'distant glimpse at him ; on
this occasion he* seemed rather volcanic in his actions
and a small off-shoot was seen to fall from him-this
off-shoot Mrs. T. told me somewhat resembled a man's
hat-but my dear old women's imaginations are often so
very absurd and ridiculous that I cant vouch for the oc-
curacy as for as the hat is concerned, it might have been
a cauliflower for all I know. I have no doubt that W.
A. M. and F. Arago would give this poor off-shoot a
name reaching from Ireland Island to t. Georges.
However I owe Venus one good turn, as, she has in
her letter to you very kindly indeed given all the young
ladies permission to flirt with whom th,- vike-even
with Tally ho, if they have a mind to. Thii, is very
nice, for this week we once more commence gaieties of
all sorts. I am looking forward to all the dances quite
as much as anyyoung lady just out. Mrs. T., I expect,
is not doing so, for when once I do break out she de-
clares there is no holding me back or keeping me at
home. Oh Alice, Georgina, .Ii:.,' v Arabella, Juno,
Venus, I am indeed looking forward with intense plea-
sure to the many lovely dances I hope to have with you.
After this introduction, which I am afraid you will say
is very lengthy and not quite the line your sporting
correspondent ought to take, I will proceed to give you
an account of our last three runs with the Bermuda
Hunt. On Thursday 27th March, we met at the Flatts
Village and a very pretty meet it was; there are I think
few prettier spots in Bermuda than that little village,
with the sea on one side and its high thickly wood hills
on the other, to say nothing of that charming little peep
at Harrington Sound, which one gets through the
bridge. There were some ten or eleven riders, and
amongst them two ladies, always a welcome addition to
our numbers, and I wish more would follow their ex-
ample. The Master had evidently made up his mind to
be punctual and barely five minutes after 3 his horn
warned us to get ready for the start. The scent took
us down the road past Mr. Whitney's and then turning
to our right we had a nice gallop nearly as far as the
Western slope of Knapton hill where we turned off to
Mr. C. Peniston's house and passing in rear of it made
our way to Smith's Parish Church. Here we went over
the usual rails, the flying Doctor on this occasion de-
clining to give us a performance of his acrobatic feats
on his well known mare Vivandiere. Thence turning
down across Mr. Zuill's land we took our old line to the
middle road, coming out on it close to Miss Tucker's
house ; then doubling down the road for a few hundred
yards, we turned in the direction of the North Shore,
and circling round found ourselves suddenly obliged to
negotiate some ugly looking rails, every one getting
over them very cleverly-all the horses in Bermuda are
certainly getting very good at timber and it is a rare
occurrence) to see any stop and refuse as they used
to a season or two ago. At these rails we had
a slight check but were soon away again on the
scent and full cry we go up the bill to Mrs. Peniston's
over the rails behind her house, where one rider turned
over most gracefully. After picking up the fractured
off-shoot we start again and jumping the big rails that
run from the North Shore down to Miss Tucker's came
on to the Rev. G. Tucker's land and passing in front
of his house have a straight gallop to Mount Langton,
where there was a large gathering assembled at the bot-
tom of the Park to see the final jumps.
On Thursday 3rd April, the Hunt met at Iamilton
Parish Church, and, in spite of the country being very
much under cultivation, the run was a very pleasant
one and the galop round the race course very enjoyable.
Leaving the Flatts we passed behind Mrs. Zuill's
house and took nearly a straight line to Spittal Ponds,
a good wall and a couple of rails making up for the want
of fences during the early part of the day. This as well
as the next run I have had to get information about
from a friend who was out, for I had to enjoy the sport
as well as I could from my buggy, my old hunter not
being quite up to the mark for a cross country gallop.
I often wonder how much longer he will last : already
I have been obliged to patch one leg up with some pa-
tent sticking plaster, warranted not to come off in the
washing. The run from Hungry Bay to the Flatts'
must have been a very pretty one, for the line taken led
them through some beautifully wooded country, almost
too much so for good going. Theywent away along the
South Shore as far as Mr. Stone's, then crossing the
South road broke through Brighton, Mr. Butterfield's
summer residence, and away below the Lunatic Asylum,
several nice walls and bits of timber giving the horses
and their riders plenty of practice in that line. Then
crossing the middle road near Miss Tucker's made
straight for the Flatts, where they finished on the top of
Holly Hill. TALLY HO.
A profound impression has been made upon the
English people by the courage, devotion and deter-
mination shown by officers and men alike on the
battle-field of Isandula and the heroic defence of
Rorke's Drift. Poets have already seized upon
such noble incidents as the flight of the two young
officers, who, receiving with their colonel's last
breath the colors of the old Regiment, cut their way
homeward in a ride for honor, and did not loose
their hold upon the regimental flag until it dropped
from their grasp into the rushing river that marked
the frontier of English ground.
JAMAICA.-A Miss Susan Burton brought an action
against the Kingston Market Commissioners for in-
juries received by her at the Victoria Market whilst
making purchases, and a verdict given for the plaintiff,
as follows :-50 for medical attendance, 50 for
pains endured, 25 for extra attendance of servants,
-- ROMA I 1 rr
(From the Edinburgh Courant.)
MR. TREVELYAN'S SPEECH AT GALASHIELS.
SIR,-To those who could just open their mouths and
swallow all that Mr. Trevelyan said, it might to them
be very pleasant, but was it useful or profitable to the
country ? If Mr. Trevelyan had never spoken a single
word of that speech, would his constituents have been
less wise, or would history have been poorer from the
loss of it ? Mr. Trevelyan has the honour to repre-
sent three manufacturing burghs, and it was the gen-
eral opinion of enlightened men of all shades of politi-
cal opinions that he would bring something like states-
manship to bear upon the most important subject to
these burghs-namely, dull trade. He has reduced
himself to the level of a carping critic-an office which
does not require much mental vigour. There is no-
thing that the Conservative Government have done or
have not done, nothing that they will do or attempt to
do, which will please him because, like a scolding wo-
man, he has made up his mind not to be pleased be-
cause a majority of the electors in Great Britain turn-
ed the Hon. W. E. Gladstone out of office. If Mr.
Trevelyan is the greatest allegator in the House of
Commons, he has added to that office the function of
carping critic and minor prophet; and, as might be
expected from a Liberal prophet, he declares that it
the Conservatives retain power the country that is al-
ready ruined is to be ruined over again, and in thirty
years-the date of Mr. Trevelyan's prophecy-Great
Britain is to finally disappear. As stated above, Mr.
Trevelyan was expected to tell why factories for want
of orders were working half time, why blast furnaces
were damped out, why coal and iron mines were shut
up, why shipbuilding yards had little work, why for-
eign nations were laying on protective duties while we
acted upon the principles of free trade, why our man-
ufacturers were undersold in almost every market in
the world, and also in our own market at home; why
the wooden materials for building, made and ready for
setting up, and household furniture of (qa,d quality
can be imported and sold at pricss below what they can
be purchased for here. These are momentous questions
for the country, but Mr. Trevelyan did not touch upon
one of them. And why? Because the solution of
them touches the working classes, and Mr. Trevelyan
knows that the breath of the working classes made
him, and they can also unmake him ; and therefore
he dare not tell them the honest truth. For the last
fifteen years Mr. Trevelyan and a few more weak-
kneed politicians of the commune type, have been
smoothing down the backs of the Liberal work ngmen;
and know they are caught in their own trap, the work-
man now being master, and the masters servants. He
would have required to have told them that trades'
unions must be abolished, that the restrictions laid up-
on labor must be removed, that ten hours and not nine
must be the working day, and that during these hours
men must work and not play; that they must submit
to lower wages, and by living economically the balance
of commerce which we have lost may in a few years
be regained. But whether Mr. Trevelyan has the
courage to tell working men these facts or not, it
would be well for working men of all shades of politi-
cal opinions to ponder these facts well, lav them to
heart, and accept the inevitable. England is not now
the workshop of the world, and over production, strikes
short hours, and high wages have greatly tended to
drive trade to other countries. But it is more in ae-
cord with Mr. Trevelyan's temperament to attribute
everything bad to the Government, .iL.: ..h theGov-
ernment have no more to do with it than the man in
the moon. Mr. Trevelyan has shown that he is a
rabid partisan and destitute of patriotism, the friend of
Russia and Russian despotism, the enemy of Great
Britain and British liberty, and unworthy of a seat in
the British Parliament. If proof is wanted, we have
only to read Mr. Trevelyan's speeches out of Parlia-
ment, and count his votes in Parliament-no other
proof is required. Ask, what has Mr Trevelyan done
(luring the last five years to promote good government
in the country, and to uphold the interests and honour
of this great empire ? The question can be answered
in one word-Nothing. If you ask what he has done
during the last five years to prevent good government
in the country and to destroy the interests and degrade
the honor of this great empire, I answer-All that a
man could do. He and his party have done all in
their power to make legislation impossible. They
have worried, annoyed, bullied, maligned, and held up
the Government and that large majority oi the elect-
ors that put the Government into power to the ridicule
and contempt of foreign nations. They have pursued
Lord Beaconsfield with a fiendish malignity, spite,
rancour, and spleen. And for what ? For nothing.
Lord Beaconsfield did not turn Mr. Gladstone out of
office, nor did he of his own accord turn himself in.
Mr. Gladstone, like a big petted schoolboy, dissolved
Parliament, and took the country by surprise. Talk
of Lord Beaconsfield's surprises-they cannot be seen;
but Mr. Gladstone's last surprise was both seen and
felt, and by nobody more severely than by himself and
followers. He threw up office, and the country held
him at his word. For the last ten years Mr.
Trevelyan has entirely ignored the Conservative opini-
ons in these burghs; and now he adds insult to in-
jury by maligning the most noble of our public men.
The Conservatives in these burghs have had no more
representation in Parliament for the last ten years than
the shepherds on the Cheviot Hills, or the ploughman
on the plains of Berwickshire, whom Mr. Trevelyan
so much commiserates. But to show Mr. Trevelyan's
honesty and partisanship, I may state that the equali-
sation of the franchise was a plank in the Galashiels
platform which he swallowed ten years ago. So long
as Mr. Gladstone was in office he kept it out of sight,
but abstract resolutions were the order of the day as
soon as the Conservatives came into power. As a
Conservative I should be delighted to see the present
Government bring in a bill to settle both the franchise
and the redistribution of seats. I feel convinced that
the Conservatives would not suffer by the change.
Our rural population have no love for Communism.
These are the men who would "stand a wall of fire
around our much loved isle." It is really amusing to
hear Mr. Trevelyan carping at the Government, and
it reminds one of a wee, wee poodle dog yelping at the
the hoels of a large English mastiff.-I am, &c.,
COsT o SMOKING AND DRINKING IN AMERICA.-
Judging from the statistical summaries contained
in the annual report of the Commissioner forFederal
Taxes, the amount spent in the United States on
smoking and drinking is enormors. During the
fiscal year ended on June 30,1878, notwithstanding
the hard times, 1,905,063,000 cigars were consumed.
The report estimates each cigar at, on an average,
10c ; so that the total value of the cigars comsumed
in the year would be about 190,506,800 dollars, or
about 38,101,260. In addition there were also
consumed 25,312,43831bs of tobacco for smoking, the
value of which is estimated at 15,000,000 dollars
(3,000,000). But the expenditure on tobacco is
almost insignificant when compared with the sums
spent on drinks of various kinds. Thus, 317,465,-
600 gallons of fermented liquors were consumed,
or over seven gallons per head of the entire popu-
lation (estimated at about 44,000,000), including
women and children. Fermented and spirituous
drinks cost the people of the United States, accord-
ing to the estimate of the report, 596,000,000, doll-
ars (119,200,000), or 13 dollars 25c (2 13s) per
head. The figures of the report show further that
during the last financial year the consumption of
beer increased, while that of spirituous liquors had
declined, 1,500,000 gallons more of the former,
and 6,520,000 gallons less of the latter having been
consumed than during the preceding year, a fact
which, perhaps, ought to be considered an advance
on the road of temperance.
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