Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
regular
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Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Volume ID: VID00243
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.


No. 21-Vol. ZII. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUAS. 24s. per Ann


Hamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, May 27, IS 79.


Tea )Meeting and Sacred
Concert.
IU' E Ladies of tle Methodist Church, War-
Swick, will hold- a TE \ MIFNTING
ON WEDNE3DA?, 4TH JJNE,
On the Grounds outside the Church.
TKA will be served at 4 o'clock.
Tickets 1/6.
.Theaget and Warwick Choral Society will
gige a cCONCERT of Sacred Music in the
Church on the evening of the same day, to begin
at 8 o'clock.
4Tickets for Concert 1/.
The Proceeds (,f the TEA MEETING AND)
CPNCERT will be applied to the Building
Fund for the enlargement of the Warwich
Mpetbodist Churcth.
Warwick, 19th May, 1879.

Penny Readings!
ENNY READINGS!

To come to the PENNY READINGS
/ T THIE VICTORIA NJ1VD
ALBERT LODGE,
1027, Somerset,
On Thursday & Friday,
29th and 30th May,
o In aid of the above named Lodge.
Doors opened at 7 p.m. To commence at 8
sharp.
A plan of the Hall may he found at the Co-
operative Sto-re, Somerset, where tickets can be
obtain ned.'
Reserved ]eats 1/. Unreserved Seats 6d.
Mozart's Favorites will le in attendance.
Children in Arms-A Guinea.
J. Z; FuBLER, Stage Manager.
Somerset, May 20, 1879.-2


Professor Albert Loblein
INTENDS OPENING
AVOC L CLA S ,
AT TRINITY SCHOOL ROOM,
In the Town of Hamilton,
For LADIES and GENTLEMEN, commencing on
Monday, the 2nd June,
1879, at 7 P.M.
TERMS-Two LESSONS per week, one hour
each, at Twenty Shillings per Quarter.
NAMES will be received at the Royal Gazette
Stationery Store.
Warwick, May 20th, 1879.-2 pd
#t a wedding party at a restaurant a maladroit
waiter contrives to upset a tureen full of rich
soup on the satin dress of a' lady guest, who takes
on'terribly and threatens hysterics.-" Do not wor-
ry, madam," says the waiter, kindly; "there's lots
more soup in the kitchen."

JUST OPENED
PER SIR G. F. SEYMOUR,
-ind ready for Inspection,
G ENTS Ash Frame Tennis BATS
Rugby Shape Foot BALLS
Fish IHOOKS, assorted sizes
NEEDLES-Sharps & Betweens
Water CANS Watering POTS
RAZORS Horse CLIPPERS, latest style
Tobacco CUTTE ,IS ETNAS
Red and White Blotting PAPER
Blue PAPER for A'rrwroot
Cartridge DO. SARDINES
71b. Boxes BLUE
Patent BARLEY J A MS, assorted
Harness POLIS.lH Polishing PA STE
Salt CELLARS India Rubber BALLS
Tin FLUTES Gents Easy CHAIRS
Looking GLASSES M ANNA
Gum ARABIC CAMPHIORI
iPyretic SALINE Chamois SKINS
Hendries White Rose and other choice PER-
FUMES
.White Cambric IIANDKERC H I EFS
Emery CLOTH NUTMEGS,
'A*,


INTELLECT.-It is well that we are born babes in
intellect. Could we understand and reflect upon g',-, ,',
one-half of what most mothers at that time say and
dtoto us, we should draw conclusions in favor o An assortment of
our own importance which would render us insup-- B OOts & Sho
portable for years. Happy the boy whose mother"O S
is tired of talking nonsense to him before he is old
enough to know the meaning of it. all of which are offered at unprecedentedly low
figures to compete with Co-operative Stores,
Ost^_ ,Canteens, &c.
Oltl C. H. ROBINSON.
5 AKFront Street -


Persons wishing
TO RENT A TRACT OF


in Smith's Parish, may obtain information res-
pectins it by calling at HARRINGTON
HEIGIHTS," Knapton Hill,,Smiths.
May 20, 1879.-3

NEW GOODS
.At the Royal Gazette Stationery
Store from London.
FOOLSCAP PAPER, white and blue, plain,
ruled blue, and for Accounts
LETTER PAPER, white and blue, plain, ruled
blue,
NOTE PAPER, white and blue, plain and ruled
PO. DO., Foreign, assorted colours and
Envelopes to match
ENVELOPES-official, letter and note, assort-
ed sizes
TISSUE PAPER-various colours
BLOTTING PAPER white and pink and
pads
ACCOUNT BOOKS-Ledgers, Day Books,
Pass Books, &e.,
Letter BOOKS Cash BOXES
Metallic and other Memorandum BOOKS
Violin and Banjo STRINGS
WALKING STICKS
N14KS-black, mauve, magenta, violet, carmine,
and red and blue
LEAD PENCILS--red and blue, blue, red,
green and black
Spelling BOOKS-Mavors and Carpenters-
A B C sheets
&c., &c., &c.
tlamilion, May 20th, 1879.

For Curacao,
Via Demerara.
The Clipper Barquentine


EDWvAhD THOMAs, Master,
SWill take a limited quantity of Produce on
- Freight for the above Ports and will sail hence
for Dtmerara direct, on or about
.st June.
Parties wishing to Ship by this Vessel will
please make early application to the Under-
signed.
S. S. INGHAM.
20th May, 1879.-*


Hamilton, 20th May, 1879, 1

Executors' Notice.

pERSONS having DEMANDS against the
Estate of the late Mr. SAMUEL D. J.
DOE, will please render them to the Under-
signed not later than THURSDAY, 19th June
Iex..


EDMUND H. DOE,
T. J. PEARIMAN,
Crawl, May 19, 1879.-t. 17 J.


Executors.
. *


In struggling to make a dull-brained boy under-
stand what conscience is, a teacher finally asked:
" What makes you appear uncomfortable after you
have done wrong?"-" Father's leather strap,"
feelingly replied the boy.

General Blacksmith and
Horseshoeing Establishment.
r' HE Undersigned having taken a portion of
r MR. JOhN R. GIBSON'S SHOP in
this Town, and having had considerable expe-
rience in


Jind Horseshoeing,
Offers his services to the Public generally, and
guarantees punctuality, good work and reason-
able charges.
GEORGE W. YOUNG.
Hamilton, May 13, 1879.-3

For Rent or Lease.

'T hat commodious Dwelling


with Outhouses, Couch-house, Stables, and a
largeGarden attached, belonging to Mrs. ALI-
CIA C. WOOD, situated on Reid Street, in the
Town of Ilainilton.
For Rent and other particulars please apply
to
MORRIS A. M. FRITH,
H iamilton.
May 20, 1879.-4

Wanted,
By a Family in the Town of Hamilton,
A COOK.
For reference apply at the Royal Gazette Office.
ay 2 MO, 1879


THURBER'S RELIABLE
CIN.N'D GOOOS.
G i EAT progress has been made within a few
years iin the art of Preserving Fruits, Ve-
getables, Fish and Meats in tin-, and in conse-
quence the consumption has largely increased.
As yet, however, canned goods are not generally
thought to be "fresh," and some brands are not,
perhaps, entitled to be so considered. Those
packed by us, however, are hermetically Sealed
at the sources of supply, when they are in the
best possible condition, by a process which pre-
serves the much-to-be-desired fresh, natural
flavors; and they are really in better condition,
fresher, more palatable and wholesome than
many so-called fresh" articles which are ex-
posed for sale during considerable periods of'
time in city markets. All goods bearing our
name are guaranteed to be of superior quality,'
and dealers are authorised to refund the purchase
p ice in any case where consumers have causel
for dissatisfaction. It is, therefore, to the in-
terest of both dealers and consumers to use
THURBER'S BRANDS.
H. K.& F. B. THURBER & CO.,
IMPORTERS, WHOLESALE GROJERS,
And Manufactures of and Dealers in
FOOD PRODUCTS
P. 0. Box 3895-New York.
A Minister had just united in marriage a couple
whose Christian names were respectively Benjamin
and Ann. How did they appear during the cere.
mony ?" we asked. "They appeared both Anni-
mated and Bennie-fitted," was the clever reply.

TEN POUNDS


rTHE ABOVE REWARE will be paid to any
I one giving such information as will lead to
the apprehension of the Person or Persons who,
on the Night of 6th May, took from Capt. PU-
ZEY'S Tent, on Warwick Rifle Range,

A CASE OF JEWELLERY

Warwick, May 7. 1879.


Wanted,
250 Bis. Second Size


Apply to
S. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, 29th April, 1879.
BY THiE AUTHOR OF "DION ANDTHE
SIBYLS."
-0-
At all Libraries, in 3 vols., crown 8vo.
" Harding the Money Spinner,"[
By MILES GERALD KEON,
Author of Dion and the Sibyls."
Mr. Keon's story is full of life and character,
abounding in interest, and many of the principal
scenes are graphically described, In brief,
amidst the crowd of novels which the season has
brought us, Harding the Money Spinner" de-
serves a prominent place.-The Athenaeum.
The Plot is ingenious, and the conversation
all through the book both natural and animated.
A student of human nature, a scholar, and a
gentleman, holds the pen throughout.-The
Weekly Register.
Richard Bentley and Son, New Burlington-street,
London. Price 2/.

SPECIAL

R. P. Atkins & Co.,
PURVEYORS AND CONTRACTORS TO
II. M. ARMY AND NAVY,

"To more commodious premises,
'o. 24, Front Street,
Hamilton.
TNDIAN PALE ALE
Jl- Bass & Cos.
Barclay & Co. STOUT, in hhds. and in bottles.
A choice selection of WINES and SPIRITS
and LONDON GROCERIES.
April 22, 1879.
Deacon Spilkin's old ram attacked his venerable
owner one bright day, butted him to grass, and then
frisked away over the meadow, whereupon the dea-
con arose, brushed his homespun suit, and mut-
tered, "I never did like mutton with capers !"

Lost.
ON or about the 18th November, 1878, be-
tween Prospect and Mount Langton,
A BLACK
Leather IHelt,


Notice
TO FARMERS and OWNERS
OF BERAMUDA PRODUCE.

nH E Undersigned will give his
personal attention as usual to all Ship-
ment- of
EItE3MUDA PRODUCE

Dl)ing the coming Crop Season.
Will forward Consignments to any Commis-
sion Produce Merchants in New York, and will
give all information necessary for benefit of
Shippers.
Produce purchased during the present Season
at Market Prices.
THOSE. E. PITT.
Hamilton, April 7, 1879.


PAsSIONATE TEMPER. -The man who possesses a
passionate and revengeful temper is deprived of
reason, and all that is great and noble in his nature
is suppressed.

Notice to Farmers.

rpHE Undersigned is prepared to
- PURCH.ASE PRODUCE during the pre-
sent Season at the highest Market Rates.
Persons desirous of shipping to New York
can do so through me free of charge to
dessrs. H. P. Iu. y ward
4 Co.
Prompt Sales returned.
Cash payable in New York or Bermuda at
Shipper's option.
F. D. S. NASH,
9.3 Front Street.
Hamilton, 10th March, 1879.-tf
To Farmers and Shippers of

eirmnuba 3Brobuce.


jAVING 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.
11r. Thos. II. Pitt,
Of Hamilton, 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. JUDGE,
With
Messrs. 0' Connor &Judge,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
New York.
Accustom a child, as soon as he can speak, to
narrate his little experiences, his chapter of acci-
dents, bis griefs, his fears, his hopes; to communi-
cate what he has noticed in the world without, and
what he feels struggling in the world within.
Anxious to have something to narrate, he will be
induced to give attention to objects around him,
and what is passing in the sphere of his observa-
tion, and to observe and note events will become
one of his greatest pleasures; and this will form
the groundwork of a thoughtful character.

NOTICE
TO SHIPPERS OF
1RVWUA AL PiiomBIC.
SlIHE Undersigned beg to state that we have
r appointed MR. W. T. JAMES, Hamilton,
as our Sole Agent for the FORWARDING
OF PRODUCE to our consignment during the
present crop season.
Mr. James will receive and forward all ship.
ments free of charge, and will give all necessary
information.
Highest market prices with prompt sales and
returns guaranteed.
DARRELL & CO.,
83 Pearl Street.
P. O. Box 1101.
New York, April 11, 1879.-to 30 M

For Rent.
That desirable Residence in Paget
Parish,

E ttnIbruri'to
A comfortable DWELLING HOUSE with
CARRIAGE HOUSE, STABLES, BATHING
HOUSE, &c., and about 4 Acres of LAND.
Possession given 1st May next.
Apply to
MR. M. S. HUNT,
-1 1, miltorn


With plated fittings, and monogram E.B.B. on 1st March, 179
clasp. A silver mounted leather holder attached st M h 17
containing a dagger with richly carved ivor V
A REWARD OF 1 0 0
will be given to any one bringing the same to A Supply on hand at "Royal Gazette" Station.
the office of this paper. ery Store.
Hamilton, April 29, 1879, Hamilton, May 13, 1879.


NOTICE.

'pHE, UNDERSIGNDI) will be prepared to
receive and forward

To St. Thomas, W.T., and Halifax, N.S.,
Per Royal Mail Steamer Beta,"
TO SAIL:
To St. Thomas, To Halifax,
Friday, 18th April, Monday, 28th April,
Friday, 16th May, Monday, 26th May,
Friday, 13th June, Monday, 23rd June.
A competent person will be on the Wharf to
receive and mark all packages.
The Undersigned will not be responsible for
Proceeds of Shipment until received by him.
ALBERT INGLIS.
St. Georges, Bermuda, April 9, 1879.

Ice! Ice!! Ice!!!


The Subscribers are now,
to Furnish


prepared


Daily (Sundays excepted)
From their Store in Burnaby Street to any per-
son who may desire a supply.
To Customers in Hamilton and Vicinity it
will be delivered it by Cart daily-from about 10
o'clock till noon-commencing on 1set April.I
The price is one penny per pound.
Bermuda -Artificial Ice (Jompany,
March 24, 1879. Burnaby Street.


Wotitc.
S''HE UNDERSIGNEI) having returned from
New York most respectfully informs the
Public in general of Bermuda, that he has re-
opened his
Photograph Gallery,
Corner Church and Burnaby sts., Hamilton,
And is prepared to execute in all its branches
and in first class style; Porcelain Work, Photo-
graph and Ferrotype Views. Old Pictures copied
and enlarged and finished if required in Indian
Ink.
JOHN ROGAN, Ja.
Hamilton, Feby. 4, 1879.
ENEMIES.-Forgive thine enemy and do him good
as thou hast opportunity, and thou wilt resemble
the incense that fills with perfume the fire that
consumes it.

Exchange on New York.


On R. W. 11 WAYWARD & CO.,


Payable at sight.
F. D.S.
Hlamilton, April 7, 1879.*-tf


JNASH.


Hard Stone Lime.
WOOD BURNT LIME.

3500 Bushels Hard Stone Wood
Burnt LIME.
For Sale by H. C. OUTERBRIDGE, Cause'
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.
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.
JAMES H. BUTLER,
Sole Agent.
Office at C. S.Whitter's, next" Royal Gazette"
Office.
Hamilton, March 18, 1879.*-tf


R. H. MILLER.


G. W. SPENCER


MILLER & SPENCER,
187 Reade street,
NEW YORK.
All Persons desirous of shipping to the above
address will be afforded every accommodation
by applying to our Agent
THEO. OUTERBRIDGE,
Reid Street, Hiamilton.
Bermuda, April 1, 1879.-2,n

JUST' .RRIPED.


AT CHILD'S,


I








~~U-- -~- ~- -~ -


EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.


Date.


'1879.
Mayl9
20
21
22
23
24
25


Wind
9a.m.

0f >.



30-226 SE 2
30-138 SE 1
30-074 s 1
29-954 SE 2
29-910 sw 1
30-0(0 N 2
30-082 N 2


Temperature previous
24 hours.


0
78-5
78-9
78-1
79-7
74-3
80-8
71 '3


s-'


0
66'-2
67-2
65-4
65-0
64-5
59,4


0o
140'5
138-6
137-0
145-2 '.
1220
148'0
147-4


Inch.


0-00
0"00
0-00
2-18
1-65
0-19
0-05


Total.....4'07





Hamilton, Alay 27, 1879.


Colonial Secr /or'j g's Office,
26th May, 1879.
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR has
been pleased to appoint
.Mr. Eusebiius J. Lighthbourn,
To be,REcEIVING HOUSE KEEPER for the West-
errM District of Warwick Parish.
By His Excellency's Commnand,
R. E. WEBSTER,
Colonial Secretary.

Special C(:' ninal Session.

1Before the Honorable JOSIAH REES:, Chief Justice,
and the Hfonorables EUGENIUS H'ARVEY and JAMES
H."TRIMIrNGHAM, Assistant Justices.
The Queen ag. Benjamin Bean, wounding with in-
tent to, do grievous bodily harm. True Bill.
Tried and found guilty. Sentenced to be impri-
soned in the Goal at St. Georges, for 3 years and
6 calendar months, with hard'labour.
The Queen ag. Edward James Skeeters. Murder.
Policemen Siggins and Smith, and Lieut. Raw-
son, R.E., were examined yesterday.
The Court was adjourned to this, Tuesday,
morning at 10 o'clock.
IW The Jury in this case have been provided
with accommodations at the Hamilton Hotel, and
are in charge of constables.

CUSTOM HOUSE-HAMILTON.
ENTERED.
May 21-Schr. E. H. Wilson, Scarborough, Philadel-
phia; assorted cargo to John Harnett, and T. J.
Outerbridge.
26-Mail Steamer Caniima. Liddicoat, New York; as-
soited cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
Schr. Leonora. Bonsev, Boston ; assorted cargo to J. T.
Darrell & Co.
Brirt. Excelsior, Mayor, New York; assorted cargo to
W. E. Talbot.
CLEARED.
May 21-Schr. Wildfire, Bearse, Demerara.
22-Mail'Steamier Flamborough, Fraser, New York ;
1,401T bls. potatoes, 10,409 boxes onions, 13,929 boxes
and 136 crates tomatoes.
CUSTOM: HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
ENTERED.
May 26-Bk. Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York; oxen,
meal and hay to Trott & Cox.
26-Schr. Hound, Leseur, Gebara, Cuba; sugar and
molasses 'to S.'Chapman.
R. M. Sir. Beta, Shaw, St. Thomas; mails, passengers
and freight.-Agent, J. M. Hayward.
CLEARED.
May 20-Steamer Bahama, Mitchell, New York; 1,675
bis. potatoes, 5,356 boxes onions, 1,565 boxes and
19 crates tomatoes, 7 boxes.beets, 1 box lemons, 1 box
oranges, 1 bdl. cedar boards, 10 casks sperm oil, 5 bls.
pine apples, 663 boxes oranges, 1345 boxes lemons.
Norw. Bk. A. 0. Vinge, Larsen, New York; 3S2 hhds.
malada -ex -Sehr. Ontara, 55 bales cotton ex Bk.
Wetterhorn, 62 bales cotton ex stranded S. S. Kate.
26,R. M. Str. Beta, Shaw,-Halifax; mails, passengers
and freight.
PASSENGERS ARRIVED.
Tn the Mail Steamer Canima yesterday from New
'York:-Mr. and Mrs. J. Q. Jones, Capt. Brown and
Messrs. S. E. Craft, R. T. Frith and J. Johnston.-
Steer)ga, Geo..A. Games, Joe Brown.-.Deck, B. Con-
yers. 4.
PASSENGERS SAILED.
Tn the Steamer Bahama, on Tuesday last, for New
York-Rev. A. Sutherland, Mrs. Sutheiland, Miss
Moore.-In Stheraq'g, 9 American seamen.
In the Mail Steamer 'lamboroug/h, on Friday last,
for New York-Mrs. Hubbell, Mrs. and Master Simp-
son, Mrs. and Miss D'Esterre, Miss Mary DeWitt,
Mis, A. Steele, -Colonel P. D, Vigors, 1-19th Regt.,
Lieut. Perkins, 46th JRetl.. Mr. F. W. Sutton, Engin-
eer, R.N., M.e~rs. B. DeWitt, J. F. Biakeley, and S. D.
Barrett, Capts. Yates and Carmen.-2nd Cabin, Mal-
col n lHollis, Mrs. Hollis.-Steerage, M. Mack.,
Tirthe Ifl .yAl Mail Steamer Beta, yesterday for Hali-
fax :-Dr. and Mrs. O'F~rrell. Major Hunt, 19th Regt.,
Mrs. Hunt, 2 children and maid servant, Mrs. and Miss
Webb, the Misses Alice; Bessie and Eliza Ritchie,
and maid, Lieut. ITandcr.-,k.. Lieut. Buckle, 19th Regi-
ment, Captain L. Anderson, and Messrs. S. J. Noble,
and B. E. Charlton.-Deck, A. H. Hanness, H. J.
Would.-
The Schr. Allegro, from New York to V. D. S. Nash,
was on her way into this port last evening.
The T. H. A. Pitt was to leave New York for Ber-
muda on 24th instant.
Up at London for Bermuda, the Egbert, to sail May
10, the Fred'Thompson, May 22.
Loading at Cardiff for Bermuda, to sail May 7th, the
Civet.

H. M. P. Blanche. was at Georgetown, Demerara.
on 6th ifistant, from Barbados on an official visit, it is
.aid, that would likely to last ovei- seven or eight days

)E TRUCTION OF A PETROLEUM-LADEN SHIP BY
-FIRE --Th6 ltlian Barque Ama/fl, ('apt. G. Amalfi,
be:, rAging to Naples, from New Yrk bound to
Ba.trhiinl. Spatm, with a cargo'of 2,200 barrels pe-
t,,'ueni, was destroyed by fire, near Staten Island,
.n the morning of the 20th instant. The captain
states that there was no fire on board, to his know-


ledge. At about 8 o'clock, while he was sleeping
in his: cabin, he was aroused by the barking of his
d Pg "Fido," a little water spaniel, only a few
minnths old-. .' I ouMAdiardly speak, mythioa, and
lungs wi re so cl4oled w ithlsmoke. I could breathe
only wilh dimficully. I ran tp the door and shouted
ti the mine. ,A volume. oftsmoke was coming from
the af!qtr pit.of the ship. The crew hurried on
deck. We all jumped into the boats, without sav-u
ing ',yilii'g but vhat we had on, and pulled
away irom tihe sbip. We had only gone a few'
)ards when she blew up with 1 terrific explosion,"
which hiool, the hbouses frightfully on Stfhda Is-
land. -The origin dl I eflre isa mystery. Thedog
that-gautethdalarmn was blown into the air, but was
recovered, rather hazed, from the water.
O,
PRiCEs -o BERMUDA PROrUCE in the New York
Market, May 22:-
0 Potatoes.. ..............$6-5 to $7.
k sOnions.-.... .......... 125.
Tomatoes...t .......... 9-50 to 075.
Beets... .... ........ 200.


E1L.TT;NG OF THE COLONIAL PARLIA-
MENT.
It will be noticed by reference to the official col-
umn of to-day's Gazette, that His Excellency the
Governor, by the advice and consent of Her Ma-
jesty's Council has issued a Proclamation, appoint-
ing Ti-:-. iv the 3rd day of June next, for conven-
-ing the Colonial Parliament for the despatch of
"Public Business.


HER M7_\JESTY'S I'rTIIDAY.
Saturday, the 24th inst., was observed as a gen-
eral holiday in Bermuda in honor of Her Majesty's
Birthday, and though from the appearance of the
sky about 10 o'clock, it was doubtful whether the
day would prove fine, the traditional Queen's wea-
ther, with the exception of a short shower between
1 and 2 p.m., fortunately characterized the day.
Early in the morning the Royal Standard was
displayed at Mount Langton, at the Royal Naval
Yard, and at Fort Victoria. All H. M. Ships at
the Naval Yard were decorated with flags. The
various Military and Signal Stations throughout the
Colony, the Merchant Ships within our waters and
all the Consulate and Private Staffs were adorned
'with colors.
A review of the Troops at Prospect, consisting of
4 companies of Royal Engineerf and 8 companies of
the 1-19th Regiment, was held on the Drillground
at Prospect.
To the great regret of every one His Excellency
the Governor was prevented by ill health from
being present, and Col. M.-.r.ii.u,. R.E., command-
ing Royal Engineer, r.:pif.. ut't l His Excellency
upon the occasion.
The troops were drawn up in line at 12 paces in-
tervals facing westward, and at about 20 minutes
before 12 o'clock, Col. Morrison, with Capt. Brain,
Brigade Major, and Capt. Grieve, 46th Regt., act-
in g A.D.C., Dr. Sinclair, P.M.O., arrived upon the
ground, and was received with a general salute,
and then accompanied by Lady Laffan, Miss Laf-
fan, and the Staff, proceeded to the right of the
line to ride down the ranks.
A few minutes after this inspection, Col. Gordon,
Royal Engineers, under whose command were the
t _',.p,.. ,ll.-.11 the Brigade to attention, and gave
the order for firing a feu-de-joie. As soon as the
Band had ceased playing after the third round,
Col. Morrison, accompanied by his Staff, placed
himself in front of the centre of the Line, and
gave the order for a "Royal Salute"; the troops
presented arms, the Colors were lowered, and on
the Band ceasing to play, the troops ordered arms
and gave 3 cheers-and good hearty cheers they
were-for Her Majesty.
The Royal Engineers who had been on the right
of the line were now ordered by Col. Gordon to
prolong the line to the left, whilst the 1-19th Regi-
ment took ground to the right, to ',-pare for
"Trooping the Color."
Major Hereford, 1-19th Regiment, acted as Field
Officer of the day, and on the parade being handed
over to him by the Brigade Major, commenced the
Trooping. It was an extremely pretty sight, and,
from what we have heard, was considered to have
been very well done.
At the conclusion of the Trooping, the Royal
Engineers, under Captain Robinson, R.E., were or-
dered to take their place on the right of the line,
and the 1-19th Regiment were made into two Bat-
talions under the command respectively of Major
Hereford and Capt. Traill.
Col. Gordon then gave the order to form line of
Quarter Columns preparatory to the March Past.
Col. Morrison now took up his position at the
Saluting Flag, and the troops marched past in Co-
lumn* of Double Companies-in mass of Quarter
Columns-and in Line of Quarter Columns-and
finally in Line of Quarter Columns in double time.
A short distance past the Saluting Flag Coloni-1l
Gordon halted the Brigade, and then c], inge fro.nt.
to the left on the right Battalion, thus bringing
the troops on their original base.
The order was then given Officers and Colors
to take post in Review Order"; bayonets were
fixed and the line of Quarter Columns advanced in
Review Order, and, halting at about 30 paces from
Col. Morii -on received the order from Col. Gordon
for a general salute. When the Band had ceased
playing, Col. Morrison called the Commanding Of-
ficers to the front and complimented them upon the
manner in which the manoeuvres had been carried
on, and the troops were then marched back to
Camp.
On the ground we noticed a considerable num-
ber of equestrians and carriages and a large atten-
dance of sight-seers on foot. Lady Laffan and
Miss Laffan and Dr. Sinclair wri-" riding, 'MMis.
Morrison, Mrs. Randall, Asst. Corny. Genl. Lilley
and Mrs, Lilley, Hon. J. Tucker, Rev. Mark James,
Lt. and Mrs. drozier, Mrs. Pilleau, Dr. and Mrs.
Brodie, Dr. and Mrs. McCutchan, Mr. and Mrs.
Hurd, and a great number of other ladies and gen-
tlemen, and we are sure that they all thoroughly
enjoyed the review on Her Majesty's Birthday.
There were also reviews at St. George's and Ire-
land Island.
In the evening there was a large Dinner Party
at Government House, but we regret to say that
illness prevented His Excellency being present.

MILITARY NEWS.
1sT BATTALION 19TH REGIMENT;-Lieut.-Colonel
P. D. Vigors left for England in the S. S. Flam.
borough on Friday last, for the benefit pf his health
in consequence of the recommendation of a Board
of Medical Officers. Major C. Hereford assumes
command of the Regiment during the absence of
Lieut.- Colonel Vigors.
Brevet Major C. S. Hunt left for England in the
Beta yesterday, on three months leave of absence.
Lieut. E. J. B. Buckle, who is proceeding to Eng-
land to join the 2nd Battalion, takes command of
the time-expired men and invalids which left in
the Beta yesterday.
46TH REGIMENT.-Lieut. C. Perkins left for Eng-
land, in the Flamborough on Friday last, on six
months leave of absence on private affairs.
A. M. DEPARTMENT.--Surgeon-Major J. M'D.


O'Farrell, whose term of foreign service has ex-
pired, left for England in the Beta yesterday, in
medical charge of time-expired men and invalids.
The following time-expired -menW and invalids
proceeded to Halifax, N.S., en route to England, in
the-Beta yesterday:
ROYAL ARTILLERY-1 acting Bombadier.
ROYAL ENGINEEns.-3 sergeants, 9 sappers, 5 wo-
men and 10 children.
1-19TH REGIMENT.-4 privates. ,
46TH REGIMENT.--4 sergeants, 1 drummer, 38
rank and file, and 3 women.
A. S. CORPs.-1 private.
A. H. CoRPs.-Sergt.-Major Godfree, wife and 6
children.
>
'H .\s MOORE, THE PbET.-The one hundreth
anniversary of tLe Birth of the Great Irish Bard, is
to be celebrated in New York to-morrow, Wednes-
day 28th instant, at the Academy of Music. The
two great Irish Societies of New York the Friend-
ly Sons of St. Patrick," and that of "the preserva-
tion of the Irish Language have joined their
fore's,'Ond have, issued invitations to all societies
taking an interest in the subject, to lend their as-
sistance in giving importance and eclat, to the cen-
tennial of the Great Irish Bard. It is supposed
that this celebration will be one of the most im-
portant that has taken place in New York for
many years.

It is said that the Dean of Bangor, the Rev. H. T
Edwards, will be the first Bishop of Liverpool.
Upward of $415,000 has beea raised -for 1.he endow-
ment of the See.


FIRST MEETING OF THE SYNOD.
The opening Service for the first meeting of the i
Synod of the Church of England in Bermuda, was
held on Thursday last, Ascension Day, in Trinity
Church, in the Town of Hamilton." The rain,
which had been threatening, or, rather, promising
for two or three weeks, fell heavily on Wednesday
night and throughout Thursday; thereby prevent-
ing many persons in the adjoining parishes from
being present on this interesting occasion. Those
who were debarred the privilege and profit of tak-
ing part in this Service have, at least, the satisfac-
tion of knowing that the rain was greatly needed,
and was a response to the devout desires of many
in this community.
At eleven o'clock six Clergymen walked from the
Trinity School-room and entered the west door of
the Church, whilst the choir sang, as a Processional,
the 320th Hymn from "Hymns Ancient and Mo-
dern,"
The Church's one foundation
Is Jesus Christ her Lord."
The first part of the Service was taken by the
Rev. J. C. L. Jones, the acting Minister of Trinity
Church: and the remainder of the Morning Prayer
by the Rev. F. J. F. Lightbourn, Rector of St.-
George's.
The Epistle was read by the Rev. M. James, Rec-
tor of Pembroke and Devonshire. The Celebrant,
at the Holy Communion, was the Rev. J. Lumley
Lough, Rector of Paget and Warwick, who was
assisted in the Administration by the Revds. F. J.
F. Lightbourn, M. James, and E. J. Hardy, Chap-
lain to H. M. Forces.
The Rev. C. H. Harbord, Naval Chaplain, was
also present, but was prevented by the severe wea-
ther from attending in time to take part in the
Service.
A very able and appropriate Sermon was deli-
vered with much earnestness by the Rev. George
Tucker, Rector of Smith's and Hamilton, upon the
text, I. Ephesians, 22nd verse. If the request of
the Synod is favourably responded to we hope soon
to see the sermon printed and in circulation, for the
edification of the many who were not present to
hear it.
The musical portion of the Service was sweet and
effective, notwithstanding the strength of the choir
was much reduced by the absence of several of its
members through sickness and the heavy rain.
The number of Communicants was fifty, and the
Offertory, which is to be devoted. to the Endow-
ment Fund of the Bermuda Church Society, amount-
ed to 9 13/3.

At two o'clock the Clergy and Lay Representa-
tives met at the Trinity School-room, and the Sy-
nod thus became by law duly constituted.
The Clergy present were the Revds. J. Lumley
Lough, F. J. F. Lightbourn and Mark James, the
Rev. George Tucker being obliged to leave to' at-
tend a funeral, and the Rev. Bruce Mackay being
prevented by the weather from getting to Hamilton.

The Lay Representatives present were the Hon.
E. Harvey-and S. Brownlow Gray, R. D. Darrell,
Wm. Cox, W. T. Roberts, J. A. Frith, S. A. Har-
vey, and F. M. Cooper, Esqijn.
Besides the members of tl1i, Syvu.1, Mrs. Lough,
Rev. C.: H. Harbord, Chaplain, l-.N., W. S. Barr,
Esqr., Dr. Lough and Reginald Gray, Esqr., were
present, many others who intended coming being
kept away by the incessant rain.
The meeting was opened with prayer by the Rev.
M. James.
The Rev. J. Lumley Lough, Senior Rector and
President of the meeting, then called over the names
of the Clergy entitled to a seat and vote in the Sy-
nod, and the names of the Lay Representatives re-
cently elected; tli:- present answering to their
names.
The Rev. J. Lumley Lough then read an address
prepared by him, and afterwards the Certificates of
the respective elections, as Lay Representatives, of
the Hon. E. Harvey and J. A. Frith, W. T. Roberts,
T. W. Mercer, C. Peniston, R. D. Darrell, S. B.
Gray, S. A. Harveyj F.: M. Cooper, T. W. Hunt,
M.D., and Win. Cox, Esqrs.
The Revds. J. Lumley Lough, F. J. F. Light-
bourn and H'iuk James then signed the special
Declaration required by Rule XVI.
Rev. J. Luniley Lough said it was now necessary
to appoint a Secretary.
Proposed by Rev. F. J. F. Lightbourn, seconded
by F. M. Cooper, Esqr., that Reginald Gray, Esqr.,
be elected Secretary. Carried nem con.
Proposed by S. Brownlow Gray, Esqr., seconded
by R. D. Darrell~ Esqr., that W. Cox, Esqr., be
elected Treasurer.
Mr. Cox requested to be excused from taking
that office.
Proposed by J. A. Frith, Esqr., seconded by R.
D. Darrell, Esqr., that W. S. Barr, Esqr., be elect-
ed Treasurer. Carried nem. con.
S. Brownlow Gray, Esqr., moved that the thanks
of the meeting be tendered to the Rev. J. Lumley
Lough for his able and interesting address, and
that the vote of thanks be put on record, and the ad-
dress be printed. This was seconded by the Rev.
Mark James and carried by acclamation.
Mr. Lough expressed his thanks and his willing-
ness that the Synod should have the address print-
ed if they wished it, and suggested that the Ser-
mon of the Rev. George Tucker might also be print-
ed for the benefit of those who were not present to
hear it. .
It was then proposed that provision for the Epis-
copal supervision of the Church should be made, but
it being considered that under Rule XIII a special
meeting was requisite for the purpose, it was de-
cided that a special meeting should be summoned


by advertisement in the Royal Gazette for Thurs-
day, the 2th .TJane next, at half-past eleven o'clock
in the fu.run.'n, at the Trinity School Room.
The Rev. J. L. Lough then brought before the
Meeting the question of the surplus grant under
the 3rd section of "the Synod Act, 1878."
S. Brownlow Gray, *Esqr., moved, and W. T.
Roberts, Esqr., seconded:-" That the Treasurer of
the Synod be empowered and requested to- receive
from the Receiver General the moneys payable to
the Synod under the 3rd Section of "the Synod Act,
1878," and also to receive from the Central Vestry
the moneys and securities now held by that .body
or under its control under the Clergy Act, 1869, if
the Central Vestry shall see fit to pay and trans-
fer the same to the Synod :-Carried nemr con.
Moved by S. Brownlow Gray, Esqr., seconded by
the Hon. E. Harvey :-" That the Rev. J. L.
Lough be requested to notify the Receiver General
and the Central Vestry, that the Synod of the
Church of England in Bermuda was duly consti-
tuted on the 22nd day of May 1,879, and that W. S.
Barr, Esqr., had been duly appointed Treasurer-
of the Synod."
Proposed by S. Brownlow Gray, Esqr., seconded
by Win. Cox, Esqr.-" That R. D. Darrell, Esqr.,
be requested to inquire what has been done with
the rents of "Bishop's Lodge" during the vacancy
in the Episcopate, and whether they will be available
for the next Bishop, and what is the amount of
them."
The meeting was then closed by the Rev. J. L.
Lough with prayer. ,

Captain Mayor, of Excelsior, and Mr. Trew 1st
officer of same, will please accept our thanks for files
of the New York Herald.
The Barque Eliza Barss, Captain Hollis, arrived
at St. Georges on Sunday morning last, in a passage
of 83 days, having left Sandy Hook on the after-
noon of the 21st instant. She has brought her cat-
tle in prime order.


A let'tir, signed "Episcopalian," which appeared
in the St. George's Colonist of the 21st inst., finds
fault with iuii r i vw Church Synod, apparently on the
grornu.1, th:tt it ,- no coercive jurisdiction over the
doctrines promulgated by the Clergy. The Bishop
exercising episcopal ', i i-i,., over these Islands
has immediately to .1.. with the teachings and prac-
tices of the Clergy, -It would be an unhappy in-
terference with the Episcopal office, to strip it of ju-
dicial authority on Church questions of doctrine and
practice. Any parishioner has the right to repre-
sent to the Bishop any grievance, and the Bishop
is bound to investigate it and act accordingly.
And the Bishop must decide the case on its merits
according to the doctrine and discipline of the Church
of England, not as held or interpreted by any local
Synod, but according to the consistent holding of
the whole Church. The Bishops of the Church of
England have been men of Scholarship and ability,
selected for their eminence among the clergy; and
in such hands no member of the Church of England
need fear that either individual or general rights
will suffer. In the Colonies much greater liberties
are enjoyed by the Colonists through their Synods
than is possessed by the Established Church in
England. The Episcopal Church in Scotland, sup-
ported by voluntary contributions, did not admit
any Laymen into its Councils; but, impressed with
the benefits of having the direct advice and assist-
ance of the people as prevails in the Protestant
Episcopal Church of the United States, it is now
proposed to have Laymen associated with the Bish-
ops and Clergy. The interests of the Clergy and
those of the people are really identical, and the more
intimate the bond between them the better for the
general welfare. It is because the Church is an
Established Church that special legislation was re-
quisite to create a Synod. The legal status of the
Church is in no way altered by the constitution of
a Synod, whose duties are not to define what are the
doctrines of the Church, but to provide how the
means available for the purposes of the Church can
best be used for the religious instruction of the pec-
ple, and the decent maintenance of public worship,
demanded by all Christian communities.

DELAWARE AND HUDSON CANAL CO.
We have received the Managers' Annual Report
for 1878, the financial summary of which we pub-
lished some weeks ago. The net deficit, $57,591, is
less favorable than was reasonably expected from
the association of companies. The unprecedented
low prices for coal in the autumn of 1877 led to ac-
cumulation of stocks, which, coupled with the excep-
tionally mild winter of 1877-8, enforced a large
curtailment of mining for the first six months of
the year. Dealers accepted the altered condition
of affairs, and fairly remunerative prices began to
be obtained, when some of the companies, impa-
tient of restriction, demanded an increased allot-
ment, mistaking perhaps the real cause of the im-
provement, and practically annulled the benefits of
the compact. A strict attention' to the conditions
of the combination would, in the opinion of the
managers, have preserved faith on all sides, and
placed the coal business on a sound footing. It is
idle to hold that a possible production of 28,000,000
tons can be profitably put on a market whose out-
side limit of consumption is 22,000,000. There is a
greater profit in the smaller amount, and a saving
of positive waste, since the coal cannot be repro-
duced. The time is -probably not far distant when
the consumption of coal will overtake the natural
limit of production, and waste and destruction,
falsely considered open competition, will cease, -for
the benefit of all concerned.

THE INTERNATIONAL' CANAL CONGRESS,

By the English Mail of the 5th instant, via New
York, we received from Paris a brief copy of the
statement of the various designs and plans which
were to be submitted to the Scientific Congress, re-
presenting the various countries interested in the
establishment of Water Communication between
the Pacific and Atlantic Oceans, which was to meet
at Paris on the 15th instant-for the purpose of
discussing the merits of the several routes that
have been surveyed through the American Isth-
mus. The. routes are se-en in number-four of
them having an entrance on the Atlantic side into
the Gulf of Darien ; one into the Bay of San Blas;
one into Navy Bay and the other into the Carib-
bean Sea at Greytown. The favorite one appears
to be that through the Lake of Nicaragua and River
St. Juan. The expense of each route varies consid-
erably both in cost and time of execution. The Ni-
caraguan route for instance, it is presumed, will cost
annually 15,000,000 francs and that it will take
twelve years to complete, that the Panama route will
take 10,000,000 francs per annum and 6 years to
complete.
The New York Herald of the 15th inst., says:-
"The best engineering talent of both Europe antil
America has been engaged for years trying to solve
this great problem, and there is no doubt that the
route that will be adopted by the Congress will
prove the most advantageous to the commercial
world."

The United States Circuit Court of Virginia has
affirmed the constitutionality of the Virginia statute
forbidding, under heavy penalties, the intermarriage
of white and coloured people. The case was brought
before the Court on a petition for a writ of habeas
corpus by a colored man, who alleges that he is
illegally imprisoned in the State Penitentiary for
marrying a white wife. The petitioner and the
woman he has married, were living together in a


state of illicit concubinage : when threatened with
prosecution for this offence they went to the Dis-
trict of Columbia, and were there married-in ac-
cordance, with the law of the District, which per-
mits such marriages. They then returned to their
former residence in Virginia, claiming to be hus-
band and wife, and were thereupon indicted, tried,
convicted, and sentenced to five years' imprison-
ment at hard labour under a Virginia law, enacted
last year, making it a penal offence to leave the state.
for the purpose of making such a marriage.

TWENTY-TWO YEARS' LITeIATION.-T~he suit of Hut.
ton, late Hutton & Burkhardt, against Augustus Schell,
late Collector of the Port, which has been pending in
the United States Circuit Court twenty-two years, is
now on trial for the third time before Judge Shipman
and a jury. The litigation was first instituted in 1859,
when Charles O'Conor appeared for the plaintiffs and
William M. Evarts for Mr. Schell. The jury, after a
protracted trial, disagreed. A new trial was had six
years after, when the jury again disagreed. For the
present trial a ,truck jury .is sworn. The question at
issue is whether certain goods imported, by the plain-
biff as :" mousselines delaine" were properly classed
by Collector Schell as ': delaines" and the duties
thereon charged accordingly. Although a case of, such
long standing and litigation, it still remains a test
case, as other importers have paid several hundred
thousands of dollars under -protest upon the 'claim
urged by the government. Mr. Schell collected 24
per cent duty, but the merchants claim that he should
have charged only4 19 per cent. The case will be
tried, if possible, this time, and its result will be
anxiously looked for. Messrs. Sidney Webster and
Ainon W. Griswold appear for the claimants and
District Attorney Herrick for Mr. Schell.-New York
Herald, May 14.

The Marquis of Hartington's prize of 25 guineas to
the students of Edinburgh University is to beawarded
this year for the best essay on The Share of Scotland
in the Creation of British India."


COLONIAL MUSEUM.
We have received a Circular containing a propo-
Eition to establish a Colonial Museum in London,
at the cost of the various Colonies and the Im-
perial, Government, on the site set apart by the
Metropolitan Board of Works on the Victoria Em-
bankment at Westminster for the National Opera
House, which has progressed to a certain stage,
and to complete which inducements are not strong
enough to attract further capital. The Opera
House Company hold the site on a eighty years'
lease, at an annual rental of 3,000, and have spent
65,000 in foundations more than 45 feet deep, and
a basement floor more than 20 feet high under the
whole. The Committee who issue the Circular offer
these for 40,000, it is believed that. the Metropoli-
tan Board of Works would grant the Colonial Mu.
seum equally favourable terms, assessing the free.
hold say at 25 years purchase 75,000, and with
fnin- adjoining houses purchased 13,000, making
88,000 for cost of site. Mr. Fowler, the Architect,
has prepared plans and estimates embodied in the
Circular, shewing how the building may be adapt-
ed for a Colonial Museum and offices. An addition-
al 135,000 it is assumed will finish the structure,
making the cost of the Museum 175,000, a saving
of 25,000, with fittings the total cost will be 200,.
000. It is proposed thet Euglanud provide the.site,
and the Colonies the building, that the Establish.
ment be vested in Trustees, and that the cost of
maintenance taken at 12,000 a year be shared
equally between the Imperial Government and the
various Colonies.
The total space will amount to 41,000 square
feet. There is provided a Library, Reading Room,
Hall for 1000 people, and Lecture Room for 350,
The cost per square foot of floor space is 3 3/6.
The space is allotted to the Colonies according to
population and revenue.
The contribution of Bermuda to the scheme
would be 138. The West Indies under 11,000,
Canada 41,000, &c.
The revenue anticipated from offices would re-
duce the Colonial Annual Contribution, to about
3,000. The Committees agreement with the
Opera House Company will terminate June 30th,
and the assent of the Colonies to the scheme is re-
quested to be sent by cable, when a direct answer
cannot be sent in in time. Those interested can
see the document, with its accompanying plans1
at the Stationery Store adjoining the Royal
Gazette Office. The importance of establishing
a Colonial Museum has been urged on the Imperial
Government, and the benefits likely to accrue will
-prove.of much benefit to the empire at large and
promote a cordiality between the Colonies them-
selves. We have our doubts about the success. of
the present proposition, though in many respects
highly favourable. Should the present project$
owing to the financial outlook generally, prove
abortive, we trust at no distant day that the under-
taking may be successfully carried out.

DECISION IN THE COURT or VICE ADMIRALTY.-
The Judge, on Thursday last, pronounced the sum
of 3,500 to be due for Salvage of S. S. Castlewood,
by S. S. Canima. 1,500 to Owners, 900 to Cap-
tain and 1,100 to crew in proportion to the wages
they receive on board. The Judge also gave Sal-
vors their costs. .
The Counsel for the Castlewood, has given notice
of his intention to appeal.

We are pleased to learn that the case of Jewel.
lery, &c., which was stolen from an Officer's Tent.
at the Rifle Range, Warwick, on the night of the
6th instant, has been recovered. It was found
buried in the earth not very distant from the place
from which it was taken.

From the West Indies and Demie-
rara.
The R. M. Steamer Beta, Captain Shaw, from St-
Thomas, arrived at St. Georges soon after noon on
Sunday, arid left for Halifax at noon yesterday. i
By the Beta, we received exchange files from the -
West Indies and Demerara-but they supply us
with nothing of importance.

HALIFAx, N. S., May 21.-Captain D'Arcy Ir-
vine, of Her Majesty's ship Bellerophon, who has
been performing the duties of Commodore at Jamai-
ca for the past three months, is expected here in a
few days. It is understood he will take the flagship
home to England in September.

The Right Honble Sir A. W. P. S. Loftus, G. C.
B., has been appointed Commander-in-Chief of the
Colony of New South Wales.

q A Supplement of Three Co-
lumns accompanies this No. of the Ga-
zette. It contains the Judgment of the
Marine Coiu't of Inquiry; Cape Ann Advertiser on
the Summer Islands; Coal Trade Journal on pro-
bable output, 1879; Extracts, various. ;

BIRTH, in Southampton Parish, on tihe 17th inst.,
MRS. ALEXANDER T. COOPER, of a DAUGHTEr,.
.... ...., at Sea View, Smniths Parish, 24th May, the
WI'E of Clarence Peniston, Esqr., of a SON.

4 MARRIED, on the 8th instant, at Holy Trinity
Church, bythe Rev. Mark James, Rector of Pembroke
and Devonslhire, MR. WILLIAM HENRY SHADBOLT, to
RACHEL, younger daughter of Mr. Hill Stewart;; of
New York, St. Ann's, Jamaica. :
. ^n ?-.-'",.?- .'l: rEaeasilV9!!Wf


'DIED, at her residence, St. Georges, May 10, 1879,'
after a lingering illness, Miss RUTH MASSEY, aged 56
years; leaving three nieces, two nephews; and largee
circle of friends and acquaintances to mourn their loss. A
........., in this Town on the' morning of 26th inst.,
ALETHEA WINNEFORD, youngest daughter of Mr. J. J.
Riley, aged 8 months.
.......... at Tivolie, Warwick, yesterday, after a severe
illness, JOHN CHRISTIAN LOBLEIN, a native of Ger-
many, in the 71st year of his age; leaving a widow,'*
three children and thirteen grandchildren, and many
friends to mourn their loss.-Mr. L. has been a resi-
dent of Bermuda nearly 40 years.
)^ His Funeral will take place this, Tuesday,
morning, at eleven o'clock.
.......... at St. Georges, on Saturday last, 24th inst.,,
after a long and painful illness, borne with christiali
resignation, SARXAH, beloved wife of Mr. John Edwards,
aged 79 years. -
. The deceased was held in universal esteem, and the
immense concourse of persons, that attended her re-
rMains to the cemetery on Stiuniay last, .showed the
stronghold that she had obtained upon the hearts of
her numerous friends.
.......... Friday evpenin g, at Walls brook," River
Road. SARAH ANN, wife of John T. Trimingham, Sr.,
Merchant of this city.-Barbados Herald., May 12.
........., on Wednesday morning of Hepalitis, naed
47 vear?., WILLIAM HENRY STOWE. Editor and Pro-
prietor of the ll'itfcs since 1862.-,.St. T incent Jli7tnss,
April 24.

FOR SCOURING, CLELJV.ING
and Polishing Purposes
USE TriOXELL'S
'Pride of the Kitchene,"



Ask your Grocer for t.,
May 27, 1879,


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BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE


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For Benefit of' Owners, Underwri-
ters and all Concerned. i





To-Morrow, Wednesday,
28th inst., at 12 o'clock,
ON THE PREMISES OF THE SUBSCRI-
BERS,,
ABOUT 100 BARRELS

KERIG'SENE OIL,
Being the leakage from the cargo of Barque
"' Francis B. Fay" stored on board the Hulk
,' Dudman" in Castle Harbour.
W. C. HYLAND & CO.,
Agents.
P. E. N. BOGGS, ,
Auctioneer.
St. Georges, 27th May, 1879.



T o-morrow, "/'ednesda 17
28th inst., 12 o'clock,
*I T THE OLD S T.lw's ,j
I I1' L L SE LL
25 B LS. FAMILY FLOUR
10 Do. Corn MEAL
15 Bags CORN
20 Do. BRAN, 100 lbs. each
100 Bushels Heavy OATS
Boxes CHEESE Tubs BUTTER
HAMS BACON
SALT MACKEREL Smoked HERRINGS
BASKETS BROOMS BUCKETS
Wash BOARDS TUBS &c., &c.
JOHN HARNETT,
Auctioneer.
Hamilton, 27th May, 1879.



A Further Suj ply of C \I.COS, new styles
SLAWVNS Pillow Slip OAMIIRIC, etc.
BOOTS and SHOES TINWAIRE
B A S KETS, in variety
ALSO,
ASupply of'Carriage, Hardware and TRIM-
MINGR.
J. 0. KEENEY.
Hamilton, May 27, 1879.-2

Piano for Sale.

A Good Second hand


FORl S ALE,


The same, having been put in thorough order.
Please apply to
G. F. BOUCHER,
Handel Cottage, Cedar Avenue.
lHmilton, May 27, 1879.

Notice.

HE Undersigned are prepared to forward,
free of charge, consignments of
PRO I) UUC E
TO
F. P. Looneis S Co*.
92 A RCL i A Y S I'R EET, N E W YOR tK.
Highest Cash Prices paid throughout the Sea-
son for POTATOES, ONIONS and TOMA-
To (S.
B. W. WALKER & CO
Hamilto.n, March 17, 1879-to M. 31, 3p.


COAL.


COAL.


The Subscriber begs to inform his
Customers and the Public
That he has received a Supply of the Best


And will Sell at an unusually Low Price.
WM. BLUCK.
Hamilton, May 26th, 1879.-2 3p

For Sale,
The well known horse


Quiet in Hiarness and true to col-
lar. sold for no fault.
GEO. 0. WHITNEY,
Front Street.


I amilton,


May 26th,- 1879.


The parish of Rivington is one of about a dozen
parishes in the English Church which, by royal
charter, is invested with the right of choosing their
ministers. Rivington is about, to proceed to an
lection.for a successor to the, Rev. Mr. Sutcliffe.
The French Government has felt constrained to
lav notice given in England that thedecorations of
h Legion of Honor are a merely honorary dis-
indtion,,and should not be used by recipientE "as
means of publicity or a recommendation for their
rade."
A young woman recently died in London, of
landers. contracted by living above a stable in
which horses-suffering from disease were kept. Her
sister had previously died of the same malady, and
n investigation shows that the flesh of the dead
orses was disposed of for cats' and dogs' meat and


BY PUBLIC AUCTION
Under Iie if 'igI.


N,


On Th day n xt,
29th inst., At 1 o'clock P.M., sharp,
100 SUPERIOR New York HAMS
S20 Kegs and Tubs BUTTER
30 10-lb. and 20 5-lb. Tins BUTTER
50 Bags BRAN, 100 lbs. and 75 lbs. each
50 Bags OATS, 5 Bushels and 3 Bushels each
25 Barrels Extra Family FLOUR
10 Barrels Corn MEAL
20 Bags CORN, 2 Bushels each
25 Barrels New York Table POTATOES
200 Lbs. Philadelphia CONFECTIONERY,
assorted
50 Reams Wrapping PAPER
5 Half Barrels Family PORK
9 Sets CROQUET, assorted sizes
200 Bales and Qrtr. Bales HAY, just arrived
per Canima"
4 Half Boxes Black TOBACCO, 12's
20 Boxes LEMONS
10 Casks Kerosene OIL
6 Half Chests Oolong TEA
A Lot of Dry GOODS
3 Sets Donkey Cart HARNESSES
3 Pairs Cart WHEELS, complete
3 Pairs Axles, all new
1 11-feet Cedar GATE, with Hinges and Sta-
ples complete
2 Superior Bermuda

S M1ilch COWS,
Good Milkers, one Calf just off
1 Clinker-built SKIFF, Octopus,"
1 16-6 inches over all, 4 Oars, 2 Patent
Check Brass Rowlocks; the property of
1Mr. Wm. Winter; can be seen at his Re-
] sidence, opposite Military Police Station
I Superior Light Easy BUGGY
1 Good Draught


DRAY and HARNESS
.1 Very Handsome Berkshire BOAR
Pure Breed, only 9 months old .
And many other Articles that will appear at
the Sale.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Auctioneers.
Hamilton, May 26th, 1879.

rI'o all whom it mnay Con-
cern
rll E Undersigned being about to make a
change in their Business, request that all
AMOUNTS due them be paid by the 31st Inst.';
any Amounts not satisfactorily arranged by that
date will be placed in legal hands for collection.
B. W. WALKER & 00.
Hamilton. May 19, 1879.-2 3rd p.
LE DI AR D'S



PRICE REDUCED.


THIS FLORIDA WATER is!
the best now made, is famous for its
great strength, and retains its perfume on the
handkerchief longer than any other.
SINGLE CASES......12/
FIVE CASES ........ 11/each
For Sale by
HENRY DARRPELL,
Sole Agent for Bermuda.
May 27, 1879.-2 3p



Now Landing ex Brigt. Excel
sior," from New York,
50 TONS SUPERIOR RED ASH
-STOVE COAL
Which will be Sold Cheap on Wharf.
W. E. TALBO I'.
Hamilton, May 27th, 1879.

Lost,


ON Ascension Day between Dr. Bascome's
-' and Trinity Church,
A GOLD BROOCH,
With Black Enamel and Pearl Centre.
The finder will be rewarded on leaving it at
the Royal Gazette" Office,.
Hamilton, May 27, 1879.-1

For Georgetown
Demerara
The A. I. Clipper Schr.
/ "Carrie Saunders,"
Mourently expected from New York, will have
prompt dispatch for above Port.
For Freight apply to
F. D. S. N \SH.


H ami lton,


May 26th, 1879.-1


NOTICE.

For )enerara, W.I.
To Return Direct.
THE BRIGT.

T. H. A. Pitt,"
YruNe, Master,
Now expetetd from New York, will be despat-
ched for the above Port about the 8th June.
parties wishing to engage Freight or Passage
either way apply to
THOSE. H. PI FT.
a.r..,lnn M W 'a7th IR,7


'i


NOTICE.

THE Undersigned, a Committee of the House
of Assembly, appointed to ascertain at
what Cost an early publication of the DE-
BATES OF THE HOUSE can be secured,
comprising full Reports of the more important,
and c(..L. n-.-1 Reports of the less important,
Debates, invite TENDERS for that Service to
be sent to the ATTORNEY GENERAL, IN HAMIL-
TON,
D -'-.-y t;he Present Week.
S. BROWNLOW GRAY,
THOMAS N. DILL,
W. IL. WILKINSON,
COMMITTEE.
26th May, 1879.-1

SPECIAL MEETING
OF THE SYNOD.

NHOTICE is hereby given that a SPECIAL
-iN MEETING of the SYNOD OF THE
CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN BERMUDA,
WILL (D.V.,) BE HELD,
IN THE

IN THE TOWN OF HAMILTON,
1 .2. -Vi 15- S 1 "

June 26th, at 11-30 a.m.,
To provide for the Episcopal Supervision of
the Church in these Islands.
J. LUMLEY LOUGH,
Senior Rector.
Rectory, Paget, May 22nd, 1879.

Notice.
l [lOSE Persons who have .i,.lied1 f'or the
Purchase of Portions oF MY LANDS1 in
Sonuhampton Parish, or others who may be de-
sirous of Purchasing the few Lots yet unapplied
for, are requested to me 't me on the Premises at
twelve o'clock
-ON FRIDAY A'E XT,


The 30th Instant.
GEO. 0. WH
May 27th, 1879.-I1 pd


ITNEY.


HATS HA

HATS !!


Per SIR G. F.: SEYM,'O(UR,"


A large Assortment of Men's, Youths' and Boys'
W hite-Straw i U'A S,
Ladies' Black and White Straw
*d -TS,
Men's and Boys White Canvas


And a variety of other Goods suitable for the
Season.
LOCKWARD & INGHAM.
Under R. B. Y. Club Rooms,
Front Street.
Hamilton, May 19, 1879.-2 3p
'Notice.

The Undersigned will attend as
usual to Consignments of

To
Messrs Edward Combos & Co.1
NIAV YORK
Shipments entrusted to his care will meet
with every attention.
Highest Cash Prices paid for POTATOES,
ONIONS and TOMATOES throughout the
I Season.


Hamilton,


JOHN F. BURROWS.
March 24, 1879.-3p till M 31


TRY T[ROXELL'S
' PRIDE OF THE KITCIIEA


For ScourinL, Cleaning, and Polishing.
Ask your Grocer for it.


May 27, 1879.


RIMMEL'S


CHOICE
MERY.


P ,It F U-


R IIMEL'S TOILET VINEGAR, a pleasant
tonic and refreshing adjunct to the Toilet and
Bath, a'reviving scent and a powerful disinfectant.
For warm climates it is Invaluable.
RIM M EL'S CELEBRATED LAVENDER
WATER.
RIMMEL'S TREBLE DISTILLED EAU DE
COLOGNE.
RIMMELL'S MUCH IMPROVED FLORIDA
WATER.
RIMMEL'S JOCKEY CLUB, and other fragd-
rant Perfumes.
RIM ViEL'S LI\IE JUICE and GLYCERINE
gives the hair a beautiful gloss and imparts an
agreeable coolness to the head.
RIA.MiEL'S PURE WHITE GLYCERINE
SOAP, TILIA, BROWN WINDSOR, HONEY,
ALMOND, LE 'TUCE, CO \L-TAR, and other
Toilet Soaps in bars or cakes.
RIMMEL'S VELNETINE, VIOLEP, RICE,
RO1RE-LEAF and other TOILET' POWDERS, in
boxes, barrels and packets.
RaIIMEL''S A(UADENPTINE cleans, whitens
and preserves the teeth, refreshes the mouth, and
sweetens the breath.
RI MMEL'L AROMATI'C OZONIZER, or Na-
tural Air purifier, a fragrant Powder which diffuses
the healthy and refreshing emanations of ilhe Pine
and Eucalyptus Forests.
E RI l [I 'L, Perfumer by appointment to H.R.
Ii. Princess of Wales, 95, S;rand, London, and 17,
Boulevard des tadliens, Paris.
May 27, 1879.


NOTICE.


A MEETINGG of the COURT OF
VICE ADMIRALTY will be held
AT ,.s..'A m.1-7..
2_JH : TO7N,
On Friday Next,
The 30th inst., at 10 o'clock A.M.
By direction of the Judge,
N. A. BUTTERFIELD,
Registrar.
Hamilton, May 27th, 1879.

'I ew York 1"ail Stamer,

The Steamer
.- CAN IMA "
Ca ptain UIADDIC OAT,
Will leave hence /or JVew York,
At 1 P.M.,


29th May, 1879,
To leave thence for return -on
the 5th proximo.
Freight, Pamcels and Specie will be received
until 6 p.m., 28th May, unless ship is previously
filled.
I ills of Lading will be signed until 10 a.m.
29th May.
I Passenger Stage will be removed at 12-30 p.m.
29th May.
TiROT( T & COX,
SAgents.
Il ao!)i- : Rermudn, May 27, 1879.

'.



CHEAP FOR CAIS 1,
At ahe ic VBIDeonsire )ry Goods Store.


BERMUDA, Alias
SOMERS' ISLANDS.
By His Excellency Major-Gener-
[L.S. M.] al SIR ROBERT M. LAF-
R Mi. i.affan, FAN, R. E., K. O. M. G.,
Major-General, Governor, Commander-in-
Governor d Comman- Chief, in and over these Is-
der-in-Chief. lands, &c., &c., &c.
A roclara atton.
XWTHEREAS I have thought fit to Convene
this present COLONIAL PARLIAMENT,
which stands Prorogued to Tuesday, the 3rd
day of June next, I do therefore, by and with
the advice of HER MAJESTY'S COUNCIL,
HEREBY CONVBENE
The said Colonial Parliament
FOR
TUESDAY, the 3rd day
of June next,
THEN TO MEET
IN THE TOWN OF HAMILTON,
FOR THE
Despatch of Public Business:
Of which as well the Members of the Legisla-
tive Council as the Members of the House of
Assembly are hereby required to take notice
and to govern themselves accordingly.
Given under my Hand and the
Great Seal of these Islands
this 26th day of May, 1879,
and in the 42nd year of Her
Majesty's Reign.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
Colonial Secretary.
GOD SAVE THE QunEN.


J1VU


Per S. S. FLJtMBOROUGH,
FROM N1W YOR)K,
And 'SIR G. F. SEYMOUR,'
FROM LONDON,
A Choice Assortmnent of


Specially selected for this Market.
NATHANIEL VESEY,
0^T' Middle Road, next East of Prospect Camp.
May 19th, 1879.-2 3p

Notice
To Growers and Owners
% m !- ; .. f 1 1 6

SN consequence of the of the great increase in ship-
Sments of Produce to New York since the
season of 1874, we deem it necessary to give
notice, that we are ready to give our personal
attention as usual to all Shipments of Bermuda
Produce for New York made through us, but
without being responsible for the net proceeds
until paid to our Order in New York, which will
be given to the New York Consignees for Sale,
by each vessel transporting a shipment.
When necessary to order Specie in return for
any shipment it will be insured at the expense of
the Owners interested, and Owners will clearly
understand that all tle dangers of transport are
borne by them.


TROTT c
Hamilton, Bermuda,
March 18, 1879. to 30th June, 3p


COX


LATHIS,



For Tomatoe BOXES,
FoR SALE BY
TROTT 8 COX.
Hamilton, May 20, 1879.-'2 3rd p.
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE
Post Office, Hamilton, 26th May, 1879.
S G Adams, C M Ailen,Wmin H Albuoy, M A Al-
faite, Miss Aduley, Mrs Adkins, J S Bessett, (Pitts
Bay), T E Bear, Elle Butterfield, Miss Jessie Bur-
nett, Miss Mary Black, George Been, Bligt Frs A
Barstow, Gus Brown, i. Brown, (Town Hall), Wil-
son Cameron, Robert Crockwell, F L Chase, Joze
Feveira Ci.volo, W H It Cox, Miss Eliza Clark,
Harry Clinton, (Barque Carolina), Rosa Corbusier,
Harry Despard, Geo Dale, R H Davis, Mary Frances
Deshield, Wm A Douglas, Ann Dill, Sebastian E
Darrell, Chars Dallas, Isabella Eve, Aliss J A Evi,
W J Evans, Capt Emerson (19th Regt), M Ebinton
(27th Company), lenry Frith, J 3 Foster, H Fow
ler, Jos Friswell, L Fratklin, Mrs Ferris Grant,
Master F B Gurney, Golden City (Schr), Ferris
Grait, Richard Gorham, IF T Gardner, Elizabeth
Ha.ford, David Henry, Mrs J C lHayward, Win
Holden, Mary Ilyware, Nathaniel llyward, Philip
Hcwlin, H W Hutchings, Alex Jones, (North side),
Win F Jones, Elizibeth E Jones, Mrs Jones, Jeffery
Jone, Elizabath E Jones, James T Jon, s, F J: nes,
Florence-JameF, F W Keller, Capt Win A Keene,
LEonora, (Schr), Capt Levis, (Bark Osprey), Jane
Lightbouine, 11 Lock, (Painter,) Manuel Lury, Joze
de Souza Luduvico, C II Mary, Win F Misters, J
N Morris, Sarah Moshay, W Hardy Monck, Airs
Mansfield, Joseph Morgan, Roswell Murch, B P
Masters, Louiaa Mauthre, Steenson Norsh, A M
Oudney, W R Perinchief, W Parsons, Winm Payn-
ter, John Pearson, Bernardino Rogirde[y, S D Rob-
iuson, R H Robinson, Albeit Richardson, Josiah
Rees, A H Robinson, George Sims, D Spurling,
Louisa C Swan, E Scnh use, John Swan, R Simons,
Ella Smith, A Simitl, R A Stovel, Joseph Smith,
Esau Simmons, W J Simons, Dr P Tucker, John E
Tatem,- Henry Trotf, William Tuder, F T Tynes,
I'eter rucker, Gco V ilis, John 0 Virgin, Wmn Vir-
gin, Thomas Usher, El,zd ti Washington, Sarah
Whitn,'y, Lisa \Vilson, Prol Henry A Ward, B A
Whitely, C P Williams, Pvt H Watts, 1-19th Regt,
Mrs Edward G Young, S A Young, J B Zuill.


Colonial Secretary's Office,
HAMILTON, 26th May, 1879.
IS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR
has received Despatches from the Secre-
tary of State for the Colonies confirming the
suspension of MR. JAMES HENRY THIS,
Postmaster General of this Colony, and finally
removing him from Office.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
Colonial Secretary.

Colonial Secretary' s Offle,
26TIl MAY, 1879.
HIS Excellency Major-General SIR ROB-
ERT M. LAFFAN, K.C.M.G., has re-
ceived information from the Right Honorable
SIR M. E. HICKS-BEACH, Her Majesty's Prin-
cipal Secretary of State for the Colonies, that
Her Majesty will not be advised to exercise
her power of disallowance in respect of the
following Acts of the Legislature of Bermuda.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
Colonial Secretary.
1878-9.
No. 39-An Act for the Regulation of the Post
Office.
40-An Act to provide for the Post Office Es-
tablishment.
HAMILTON, May 26, 1879.
TTENDERS will be received at the
Office of the Undersigned until noon of

The 5th proximo,
From persons desirous of Tendering for any of
the
UNDERMENTIONED WORK, Viz.:-
1.-Widening and improving road at Western
approach to Hamilton, between Pitts' Bay
and the residence of Wm. Barr, Esqr.
2.-Building Retaining and Guard Walls.
3.-Also for the purchase of the old Building
Materials of two Cottages where the road is
about to be widened, the Contractor will be
required to take down the Cottages and to
remove the whole of the Materials at his own
expense.
Parties Tendering may Tender for the whole
or any part of the work.
The Contractor will be required to find all
material and tools for this work.
The COLONIAL SURVEYOR10 does not bindhi-
self to accept the lowest or any tender.'
Plans and Specifications and all further in-
formation can be obtained on application ait
the Colonial Surveyor's Office.


P. NESS,
Colonial Surveyor.


Hamilton, May 26, 1879.


CIRCULAR.
ALL Persons who have received TOBACCO
SEED FROM THE BOARD OF AGRI-
CULTURE are respectfully requested to make
as early a return as convenient in writing to
the Undersigned if the Seed has proved good
or not, and if good the present state or condi-
tion of the Plants.
RICHARD TYNES,
Clerk Board of Agriculture.
Hamilton, May 27th, 1879.


I a il t. i,


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BERMTUDA'. LOYAL GAZE'TirE.


-gggmn ** --n- *M Baa-R


To he Editor / thi Ry u Gazetie.
". fullowi is from .' (: '..' of May 3,
1 9, tfhe principal organ of the Protestant Episco-
pal Church in the United States, and published in
AN(w York. The Westminster Presbyterian
( I ,i.i=," and the Strong Place Baptist Church,"
re the leading Churches of their respective denomi-
nations in the City of Brooklyn, N. Y.
SUBSCRIBER.
"We rejoice at every sign of genuine growth
and improvement-especially in the direction of
that unity in Christian love and action upon which
the blessed Lord laid so much stress, and which of
late years men have so strangely disregarded. A
mere piece of printed paper might not be looked
upon as any great evidence of Christian love and uni-
ty. But when such sheets come from the West-
minster Presbyterian Cia h" and the "Strong
Place Paptist Church," and contain full programmes
(so to speak') of Morning Service" and "Evening
Service," with the "Processional Chorus," First
and Second Lessons, Te Deum, Easter Anthem, Of-
fertory,, yrie eiso Sancus, Jubilate, Magnificat,
Credo, Benedictzis. Gloria in Excelsis, &c., clear down
to a Recessional Chorus," we confess that we per-
ceive a new glory in the art of printing. Will our
Presbyterian and Baptist brethren, then, accept
what we say, literally and heartily ? We are de-
lighted to see these brethren worshipping-we will
not say as "Episcopalians" do, for that would be
offensive-but worshipping with "Episcopalians,"
in time-honored, scriptural forms of sound words.
Nor does it lessen our sincere pleasure to observe in
one of these Easter programmes a paa'e of informa-
tion as to the use of canticles in Divine Service,
v ith free quotations from the early councils on so
good an authority as John Henry Blunt.
If these things are but the first glow of the
rising sun of unity and brotherly love, all hail to
it !"'

EASTER SUNDAY.
ITS CUSTOMS AND TRADITIONS.
What is the meaning of Easter, and what have
eggs to do with it? And what have Easter and
eggs to'do with the resurrection of the Lord ?
There can be no question that the Christian fes-
tival was an adaptation of a pre-existing pagan fes-
tival: The forty days of Lent were observed in the


be not yet in vogue, which will throw considerable
light on the subject we are dealing with. In the
" Bright week," as Easter week is called, a funeral
of the Spirit of Spring Kostrubonko, was celebrated.
A circle was made by the singers who performed
the ceremony, and they went slowly round a girl
who ly on the ground as if dead, singing as they
moved,-
Dead, dead is our Kostrubonko!
Our dear one is dead, dead !"
Suddenly the girl sprang up, and the song was joy-
ously changed to,-
'Come to life, come to life has our Kostrubonko !
Our dear one has come to life, come to life !"
This was the earliest resurrection, the resurrection
of Spring, who had died and had been buried-a
resurrection dear to all men, and in those early
times glorious, mystical, worshipful. How easily
the ritual of such a solar festival might lend itself
to adaptation as a Christian jubilee, and how the
details of that later nd more wonderful Death and
Resurrection coincide in point of time and circum-
stance, it is unnecssary to point out.
The return cf the spring is an event which makes
itself felt with a physical gladness so infectious and
inescapable that even at the present day it is easy
to conceive how it happened that our remote an-
cestors should have given way to unbounded joy at
the reappearance of the season whose fruitfulness is
best represented by an egg, and whose glitter and
warmth are most fittit gly symbolised by torches
and bonfires. The first day of spring was a day
for illumii ation ; and we read of the streets of the
cities and villages being lit up with torches and
tapers till near daybreak, of the country kindling
into innumerable bonfires, and of little fleets of
burning-lamps beingset afloat on streams and rivers.
Nearly all these fire customs have died out, but one
still exists, which, though it is now intended to
signify religious truths, is indubitably an adapta-
tion of a simple physical symbolism. In the Ro-
man Catholic churches to-day a curious ceremony
will take place and the following brief outline of it
requires no comment. Fire is struck from a flint
outside the church, and coals are lighted with it.
These the priests blesses before the church gate if it
can conveniently be done, otherwise in the very en-
trance of the church, A triple candle is then lit at
intervals from the new fire; the great paschal can-
dle is blessed and afterwards lit, and finally all the
lamps are lighted. According to an old MS. quoted
by Strutt, Easter was the day for leaving off fires ;
but even that custom has fallen into disuse. This
daye," says the ancient writer, "is called in som
places Geddes Sonday. Ye wete well that yn ych
place it is the manner this daye to doe the fyre out
of the hall ; and the hlrth-stone that bath been the
wynter browne and black with t!e smoke it shall
be this daye arrayed with greene rushis and strew-
ed with flouris all about ; right so shall you clene
the house of you're soule and doe away the fyre of
lecherye and dedly wrath and envye, and strewe
the herbys and flouris of vertue and goodnesse."
A large volume might be filled with the literature
of eggs, and no small space in it might be occupied
with the special subject of Easter eggs. The cus-
tom of having dyed and gilded eggs was once com-
mon to the whole of Europe. It still survives
everywhere to a certain extent, but everywhere it
seems to have passed out of fashion, and we doubt
if even in conservative Russia or in the wilds of
Siberia we should find friends in the Easter holi-
days shaking hands, as in Hakluyt's time, the one
saying, "The Lurd is risen," and the other reply-
ing, It is so of a tru.th." Whereupon," saith
Hakluyt, they kiss and exchange their eggs, both
men and women continuing in blessing four days
together." "Four hundred eggs," says Hone,
"were bought fur eighteenpence in the time of
Edward I., as appears by a royalroll in the Tower;
from whence it also appears they were purchased
for the purpose al being boiled and stained or cov-
ered with leaf uid, and afterwards distributed to
the Royal household at Easter." Three hundred
years after Edward's days we find Pope Paul V,
issuiug a orm of consecration for the Paschal eggs,
wherein the "creature of eggs" is blessed, that i6
"may become a wholesome sustenance for Thy


ii eIu%.*rv-,,t!! I ,t(" 't h al' h knklulnucas to 'hc o
on account of the Resurreit.ion of our Lord," &c.
Family chargers of eggs were brought on Easter Eve
to the church to receive this blessing, for an egg
that had been laid on Good Friday and blessed on i
Easter Sunday was an infallible charm against fire,
sudden death, and unforeseen disaster.
In the ancient Athenian mysteries of Bacchus,
one part of the nocturnal ceremomey was the conse-
cration of an egg. In the Hindoo fables we find an
egg of a golden colour, intended to symbolise the
world. The people of Japan possessed a sacred
brazen egg. Eges were used in religious rites
among the Egyptians-were hung up for mystic
purposes in their temples; and the Egypt.ians in all
probability derived their egg-worship 1rom the
Babylonians. Hyginus, the Egyptian, who was the
librarian at the Palatine in the days of AuguStus,
gives the following story of the Babylonian egg --
" An egg of wondrous size," he writes, "is said to
have fallen from heaven into the river Euphrates.
The fishes rolled it to the bank, when the doves
having settled upon it and hatched it, out came Ve
nus, who afterwards was called the Syrian goddess"
-Astarle, Isbtar, Easter !
It is not unlikely that in this legend of Astarte
and the Egg we have the original seed of the belief
that witches cross the sea in egg-shells. The legend
was soon incrusted with innumerable other fancies
and figures. The curious mystery of life in an egg
must have puzzled our ancestors terribly, and the
strange thing now is that we ourselves have ceased
to wonder at it. The egg easily lent itself to sym- 'n
bolism, and at a very early stage it was taken as an i
emblem of life in death and of resurrection, and as
a type of the sun, which was to all seeming an egg
of fire containing the germs of vegetable and ani-
mal life.
In a desultory way, enough has been said to
show the connection between the Christian festival
of Easter and the universal primeval festival of the.
return of spring. The latter was a joyous physical
resurrection, a revivification of a world killed by
winter, a rejuvenescence of men and animals. The
former was a more marvellous resurrection, which .
synchronised with the latter. The transference of
emblems and observances was not only natural but i
inevitable, and it has also been only natural that,
when the details of the earlier festival were forgot-
ten, the meaning of the surviving observances-hould.
have become obscure.
In Great Britain ,Le belief in the supernatural
.s not go beyond the joy-dance of the sun ; but
ong the serfs of Russia it is still fondly credited
.t, from Easter Sunday till the Ascension, Christ
d His Apostles walk the earth in the disguise of
verty, and asking alms from door to door. The
ggary of our land has done much to eradicate so
rming a creed. Who, in the face of the sturdy,
'cenous, drunken, murderous mendicant of these
ilized days, could accept such a myth for truth ?
ppy Russia, where even destitution can be in-
sted with something apostolic and Christ-like!
,re, were even such a legend truth, it is to be
red that heavenly visitants in such suspicio-a
guise would be hustled to the police-court, or at
st receive the cold charity of the workhouse. In
ssia, however, a special loaf is baked in each
use against the coming of the mysterious guests;
e hospitable table is spread with roast lamb-a
mory of the Biblical Paschal time-a sucking
g, the bones of which are scattered about the
Ids to protect the crops from hail, or are kept in
e houses, to be burnt during the time of the sum-
er storms as a preservative against lightning,"-
WILLIAM CANTON, in Leeds Mercury, April 12.


NICKNAMES OF BRITISH REGIMENTS.-The brave
but luckless Twenty-fourth are known as Howard's
Greens, from their grass-green facings and the name
of an officer who led them for twenty years in the last
century. It is a popular fallacy to imagine that the
Twenty-eighth borrow their designation of the Old
Braggs from the exhibition of a spirit of boasting or
braggadocio. Bragg was their Colonel from 1734 to
1751, whence the sobriquet. They are also known as
the Slashers, but wherefore is uncertain. Some au-
thorities believe they got their title from their dash at
the passage of the River Brunx, in the American war
of independence; others say it arose from a party of
the officers having disguised themselves as Indians,
and having cut off the ears of a magistrate who had
refused quarters to the women of the regiment during
a trying winter. The thirty-first are denominated the
Young Buffs, having been mistaken for the Third at
the Battle of Dettingen. The whimsical cognomen of
the Havercake Lads is conferred on the Thirty-third,
from a habit of the Ser:geant Snaps of the corps to en-
tice recruits by displaying an oat cake spitted on their
swords. The thirty-fifth used to be termed the Orange
Lillies; the Thirty-sixth, the Saucy Greens; the
Thirty-eighth, the Pump and Tortoise, on account of
their sobriety and the slowness of their'movements
when stationed once at Malta; and the Thirty-ninth,
Sankey's Horse, from the circumstance of their having
been once mounted on mules on a forced march when
commanded by Col. Sankey; they are also called the
Green Linnets, from their pea-green facings. A
punning version of its number, XL, namely, the Ex-
cellers, is fixed on the Fortieth. The renowned For-
ty-two retains its designation of the Black Watch, the
independent Scotch companies from which it was
formed having been so-called on account of their dark
tartans. The phrase Light Bobs marks out the For-
ty-third, albeit it is claimed by all light infantry sol-
diers. The Forty-fourth swell with natural vanity
over their distinctions as the Old Stubborns, gained in
the Peninsula. The classical epithet of the Lace-de-
monians was an alias of the Forty-sixth, a pedantic of-
ficer having harangued his brave boys on the beauties
of Spartan discipline while shot and shell were flying
around. It would be hard to discover the Forty-
seventh under its cognomen of the Cauliflowers; and
assuredly no friend of the gallant Fiftieth would ever
dream of referring to it either as the Blind or the Dirty
Half Hundred. Similar to the Excellers in the mode
of origin of their sobriquet are the Kolis, as the Fifty-
first are called from the initials of the title, King's
Own Light Infantry. Die hard, my men, die hard,"
cried the heroic Inglis to the Fifty.seventh at Albuera,
and ever since the plucky West Middlesex is the Die
Hards.-All the Year Round.

A MERCHANT SENTENCED TO PENAL SERVITUDE.--
At the Birmingham Borough Sessions, recently,
William S. Lyons, leather merchant and agent, was
found guilty of receiving and knowing the same to
have been stolen, 300 worth of boots, belonging to
Messrs. H. Smith & Co., wholesale leather manufac-
turers and was sentenced to six years' penal servi-
tude."

A HORRIBLE AFFAIR.-A Gentenarian Burned to
Death.-Newbury, Ontario, April 30.-A very sad
affair occurred at three o'clock this morning, about
a mile out of Town, by which the house of Robert
Armstrong, and its contents, were totally destroyed
by fire, and Mr. Armstrong's father, who was stop-
ping with him over night, was nearly burned to a
crisp. His legs were burned off above the knee, and
his arms about the elbow. Mr. Armstrong, junr.,
had to exert himself to get out all his family, and
came very near forgetting one of his daughters,
but she was rescued through the daring efforts of a
gentleman present. The deceased was between 100
and 108 years old, and was in town the day before
the fire. He first came to this country from Ire-
land about the year 1830, and settled near Ottawa,
afterwards removing to the city of Ottawa, where
he remained about three years. He then moved to
St. Thomas, and moved to his present place of re-
sidence about 1835, where he has remained ever
since. He served in the Irish cavalry about 1798.


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St. George's, Bermuda..
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iat the junction (f tht rods at the Flatts,
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beautiful sheet of water, llarrington Sound, a
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The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for pleasure
excursions on the Sound and other waters. He
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Supplement to Bermuda Royal Gazette, May 27, 1879.


BERMUDA.

MARINE COURT OF INQUIRY.

The Court was composed as follows:-
MounIS A. M. FRITH, Justice of the Peace, Presi-
dent of the Court.
EDWARD SCOBELL CLAPP, Staff Commander, R.N.
THOMAS N. DIIL, Justice of the Peace.
JOHN SAxUEL DARRELL, Master Mariner.
NATHANIEL VESEY, a "
BROWNLOW T. GRAY, Clerk of Court.
BERMUDA,
Alias
SOMERS' ISLANDS.
Be it remembered that on the 16th day of May,
1879, a Marine Court of Inquiry was duly organ-
ized under and by virtue of a Commission issued
from His Excellency the Governor, to investigate
into the circumstances and causes of the abandon-
ment at sea of the Italian Brigantine L'Avvenire,
which said vessel was fallen in with on the 23rd of
March last, by the British Barque Black Prince, of
St. John, New Brunswick, T. W. Tyrrell, Master, on
a voyage from Rio Janeiro bound to St. John, and
that the 1st Officer and four of the crew of the said
Barque boarded, and took charge of the said dere-
lict, and conducted her in safety to the Port of St.
George on the 30th of March last.
That James Cope Page, the said Ist Officer,
Aleck Anderson, Thomas Hansen, and Carl Hansen,
three of the said crew, Lewis Anderson, of the
Town of St. George, Agent for Underwriters of
Halifax, Nova Scotia, Robert Edmund Neluon
Boggs, of the Town of St. George, Master Mariner,
and Rollin Jewitt Tucker, of the Town of St.
George, Master Shipwright, been duly summoned
to appear before the said Court, and to testify to
the best of their knowledge concerning the pre-
mises.
That on the 20th day of May instant and on the
following r day (21st of May) the said Jas. CopePage,
Lewis A nderson, Robert Edmund Neluon Boggs,
Aleck Anaderson, and Rollin Jewitt Tucker, ap-
peared, and were duly sworn and examined by the
said Court.
And that on the 23rd day of May instant, the
Court met, in accordance with the adjournment, and
gave judgment.
JUDGMENT.
From the evidence that could be obtained, it ap-
pears that the Brigantine L'Avvenire, of Milazzo,
331 tons, laden with fruit,was abandoned at sea on
or about the 19th March, 1879, in lat. 29-00 N., long.
65-40 W. (approx.), and was found by the British
Barque Black Prince, of St. John, New Brunswick on
a voyage from Rio Janeiro to St. John, New Bruns-
wick, on the 23rd March, 1879. That Mr. James Cope
Page, Chief Officer, and four seamen of the Black
Prince, boarded her, and found no one on board, and
on sounding found 8 feet 6 inches of watering herhold.
That her foremast had been carried away just
above her deck and her jibboom just outside of bow-
sprit cap; her maintopmast also carried away just
above main cap; her foreyard broken in two pieces,
and the foresail lying across the deck. The main-
sail was bent and the sail lowered on the deck
house. The mainstaysail was the only sail set, the
sheets not hauled aft. The long boat was-secured
amidships on deck. There was no other boat re-
maining. There were spare spars securely lashed
on deck, and a hawser, spare sails (nearly two suits),
ropes, provisions, and a tank containing some 2000
gallons of water. The rudder and steering gear
was all in good order. And further, the pumps,
only one of which was rigged, and that in an un-
serviceable state, but after some trifling repairs
they proved to be in good working condition, and,
as will be eventually seen, cleared the ship of wa-
ter, when the holes in the side were plugged up.
The evidence in regard to the state of the hatches
when the ship was boarded is very conflicting. It
then appears that the pumps after being repaired
were kept at 'work until early morning without
any material decrease of water being made in the
amount of water (8 feet 6 inches) found on board-
iig her. A search for leaks was therefore made,
and in the after part of the vessel a hole A of an
inch in diameter was discovered on the night of the
23rd, through which the water was heard rushing.
This was soon plugged up by Mr. Page. Further
search brought to light a hole of nearly the same
size, abreast of the after hatch, port side. This hole
was also stopped about noon of the 24th. By this
time the pumps were steadily gaining on the water,
which had been reduced some 6 inches. On the
morning of the 25th a third hole was found in the
fore-peak, on port side. This hole was also stopped
and the ship pumped out dry.
The ship has made no water since. There was
no appearance of any serious damage having been
done to the hull, no sign of straining or the ship
having been struck by a heavy sea.
It appears that the Black Prince towed the Avve-
nire from about 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. of the 23rd, when
the weather having become too heavy to tow any
longer with safety, the hawser was cut and L'Av-
venire was cast adrift.
T!..: were no compasses, chronometer, ornautical
instruments, nor any seamen's clothing found on
board. A book, Registro di Disciplina" (marked
A), and one chart of the North Atlantic (marked
B), were found, and produced to the Court by Mr.
Page.
T'he crew from the Black Prince took on board
the Avvenire only a compass and two small spars


(studding-sail booms).
There were carpeDters' tools found on board the
ship, among them some augers of different sizes,
two of which were produced by Mr. Page, who
stated that he found them near the ..i1' :L. .--t. hole.
It appears by the aid of jury masts the Avve-
nire, without any further difficulty or mishap, was
brought to St. Georges and anchored in that har.
bour on the morning of the 30th March.
Since her arrival in port, and after discharging
her cargo, a survey in behalf of the Underwriters
was held by a competent Board, three of whom give
in evidence that the hull is that of a very strongly
and well built ship, well found in every respect,
and presenting no appearance of being strained or
injured, the topsides being firm and the seams close,
not even requiring, to be caulked.
The Court, having carefully weighed the evidence
that could be obtained in this case, are satisfied,
that, although the Avvenire sustained material
damage in the loss of her foremast with all at-
tached, her jibboom and main-topmast, yet her
hull was staunch and seaworthy ; that at the time
of her abandonment there was no imminent danger
to life, as has clearly been shown; that there were
sufficient spare spars, sails, rope, provisions and
water found on board to have enabled the crew to
have conducted her in safety to any neighbouring-
port; that they regard the scuttling of the ship
before leaving her as a very suspicious circum-
stance ; and further, taking into consideration the
latitude and longitude-of the ship when found,
which was out of the range of any continuation of
stormy weather, they do adjudge that the officers
and crew were not justified in abandoning their
ship.
They also find that great credit is due Mr. Page
and his crew, for their courage and perseverance in
remaining on board the said derelict, and the great
skill and unceasing labour evinced by them in dis-
covering the holes that had been bored in the ship,
in freeing the ship from water, and conducting her
in safety to the aforesaid Port of St. George.
We do further adjudge and order that the ex-
penses of holding this Marine Court of Inquiry be,
and they are hereby taxed in the whole in the sum
of Twenty-nine pounds, eighteen shillings.


THE CAPE ANN ADVERTISER" ON THE
SUMMER ISLANDS.
The Editor of the above New England Newspa-
per has written a number of letters for the perusal
of the good people of Gloucester, Mass., giving his
impressions and experiences during a few weeks re-
sidence in our favoured islands, which he character-
ises as an isolated and beautiful health resort."
"The abrupt change from the snow-covered hills
of New England to the fertile and luxurious ver-
dure of a tropical climate, with its flower gardens
brilliant with the blossoms of the geranium and the
rose, is marked and novel." Mr. Procter sees a re-
semblance in situation between the Babson
House in his own seaport city and the Hamilton
Hotel. In architecture he observes nothing worthy
of note except the Hamilton Hotel and Trinity
Church "and little to admire about either." His
description of housebuilding is hardly full enough,
and not quite correct. The drives to the different
points are very pleasant and present a great variety
of scenery." He speaks of Consul Allen in deser-
vedly complimentary terms. Of St. George's he says
everything is antique in character and arrangement,
which rather pleases him. He obtained a bare-
footed native of St. David's" to row him over, and
he interviewed the farmers of St. David's He has
a good deal to say about the growing, forwarding
and marketing of onions, potatoes and tomatoes. A
visit to the S. S. Lartington" in the good sloop
"Victoria" is well told.
The longer my stay here the better I like this
Island and its inhabitants" is the opening of No.
4 despatched from the Brunswick House on the 3rd
April. The Bermuda Stores surpass his American
experiences in variety and antiquity of stock. A
review at Prospect is favorably noted, a stroll to
Spanish Point, beyond the Admiral's headquarters,
is pleasantly dwelt on. A visit to the Dockyard
elicits the remark that England has spent a won-
derful pile of money on Ireland Island." He would
like to see the contents of the Powder Magazines
used for exploding the reefs, &c. The strategic
importance of Bermuda has not been clearly de-
monstrated to his mind.
Landing near the Lighthouse we climbed the
] ill and ascended to the top of the tower, where a
L oad ocean expanse and a panoramic view of the
whole cluster of Islands were presented to our gaze."
On Thursday afternoon, March 27, he attended a
Hunt Finish at Mount Langton. One of the ri-
ders, Mr. Turner, the English Mail Agent, had the
misfortune in leaping the first hurdle to be thrown
from his horse and seriously injured. He had to be
carried to the mansion on a mattress placed on a
shutter and borne on the shoulders of four men."
Mr. Outerbridge's civility at the Walsingham
Caves is properly acknowledged, and the cup of tea,
tendered him by the party of Officers on the spot, is
likely to prove a never to be forgotten beverage.
The Easter decorations in the Churches pleased
him. The Hamilton Hotel Ball was a novel fea-
ture.
The elegant costumes of the Ladies, the brilliant
undress uniforms of the Sons of Mars, the blue and
gold of Neptune's jolly tars, the plain black dress
of the civilians, and "
A Pic Nic Excursion to Tucker's Island, and an
exploration of the Caves in the sloop Iris," had its
special pleasure, doubtless from the personal of the
party. "Mr. M. M. Hurd has, at Woodlands, the
finest estate in Bermuda, an elegant situation here."
It is by letters of this sort, not perhaps very ac-
curate or even edifying, that the knowledge of lo-
calities is popularized. We have no doubt but that
Mr. Procter's letters will be the cause of sending
along another season others who may profit in every
sense by their visit.

From the Coal Trade Journal, May 14.
There are many statements being set afloat as to
the possible quantity of Anthracite coal, that can
be mined during the year-not the amount that it is
expected will be wanted. The quantity that will
be required is set down by the most moderate esti-
mates at twenty-two million tons; some well known
operators put the amount at twenty-five while some
wild theorists and news-mongers figure it up as
thirty millions. All the districts are doing about
as heavy tonnage as they can, under the present
condition of affairs, and we do not expect there can
be any greater weekly output, on the average this
year; no matter what the stimulating cause. On
this basis, the best that can be done, allowing noth-
ing for emergencies, will be something near 21,000,-
O0O tons. Every mine that is stopped from any
cause, and the careful reader of our columns finds
not a few recorded, will make the showing so much
the worse; there are no new ones opened out,owing
to the unremunerative prices at which coal is being
sold.
Output to May 3, 18 weeks, was... 7,000,000 tons.
Four weeks in December............ 1,000,000 tons.
".iThirty weeks @ 450,000.............13,500,000 tons.

Or a grand total of..............21,500,000 tons.
It is thus evident that steady work is necessary to
fill the most modest estimate, before the year is
rounded. Some of the theorists deduct four weeks
for emergencies incident to the trade. With this
factor admitted into the calculations, where would
there be a chance for the low priced era continuing
all the year. This emergency idea will take off
1,500,000 tons, and leave 20,000,000 tons. It is
this aspect of the case that warrants the belief
entertained by many operators that coal will sell at
double the present price, before the close of the
year. On the other hand, there are some persons
who fancy that because tlic tonnages from January


to May were greater than during the same months
for 1877, notably a year of heavy tonnage, that
there can be no advance in prices. The aggregate
for 1877, however, was but 20,828,179 tons, so that
we fancy nothing can be gained from a comparison
with that year. The market was never in better
condition to take a large tonnage at good prices
than it was at the opening of 1879. With any-
thing like fair business management, millions of
dollars might have been added to the coffers of the
respective companies, putting them on the road to
prosperity, instead of that to ruin. At no distant
period there will be a demand for Anthracite that
caminot be met, at prices that would now be thought
fabulous, and the then managers of this specialty
will be filled with amazement, that riches such as
the Anthracite fuel supply could have been so wast-
ed, as they have for a few years past.

The people who do the most good in the world are
not always by any means those most heard of. A case
in point is that of Lord George Hill, who died early
this month. Lord George was a younger son of a
former Marquis of Downshire, who was about the great-
est landholder in Ireland. Early in life he was struck
with the state of semi-savagery in which the people in
the wild mountainous and seaboard districts of Done-
gal were living, and resolved to do what he could to
reclaim them. It was no easy task that he undertook,
He had to combat every conceivable prejudice, intense
obstinancy, and not a little superstition, but with in-
domitable patience he persevered in his noble work,
and(, after long years, achieved signal success. A most
interesting record of his p:'-.'-.iii'g- was given to the
world many years ago in a small volume entitled
"Facts from Gwcedore." Lord George aimed at be-
nefiting his kind, and he succeeded. Grass grew un-
der his auspices where grass had never grown before.
Men and women who had herded together almost as
beasts of the field, became educated and rational be-
ings. At the close of'his long life he could truly say:
"I found this a wilderness peopled by semi-savages.
I leave it as productive as nature will admit of its be-
ing, and peopled by an orderly, well-to-do popula-
tion."


Later from the United
rope etc.,


States, Eu-


The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat, ar-
rived at her wharf in this Town, early yesterday
morning. She left New York on the afternoon of
the 22nd instant.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Pur-
ser Gale, 1st officer Mr. Whitehurst, 2nd officer Mr.
Astwood, and Mr. Steward Brown for fles of New
York papers of the 22nd instant.
Shares, Delaware & Hudson Canal Co., 49.

THE DOMINION.
Prorogation of Parliament-Speech of the Governor
General-Important Measures of the Session.
OTTAWA, Ont, May 15.-The Dominion Parlia-
ment was prorogued to at three o'clock.
His Excellency, the Governor General, delivered
the following speech from the throne:-
HONORABLE GENTLEMEN OF THE SENATE AND
GENTLEMEN OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS.-I desire
to thank you for the diligence and care with which
you have discharged your duties during this labo.
rious and protracted session. The reorganization
of the important Department of Public Works, and
the division of its duties, will, I doubt not, greatly
add to the efficiency of the public service. The
consolidation and amendment of the statutes relat-
ing to the lands of the Dominion will present to a
large number of the settlers, now wending their
way to the Northwestern territories, a compendious
and well considered system. I hope the bill relat-
ing to weights and measures, while it relaxes the
stringency of previous legislation, will not decrease
the efficiency of that important measure. The pro-
vision made for telegraphic communication by cable
between the mainland, Anticosta and the Magdalen
Islands will facilitate and aid our commerce and
navigation, and especially the development of our
fisheries. The measures adopted for a vigorous
prosecution of the Canadian Pacific Railway hold
out a prospect of the early completion of that great
undertaking, and the proposed purchase from the
Grand Trunk Railway Company of a line from Ri-
viere du Loup to Quebec, when concluded, will at
last complete the engagement entered into at the
time of confederation, to connect by an intercolonial
railway the St. Lawrence with the Atlantic Ocean
at Halifax. I congratulate you on other measures
affecting the public interest which have been passed.
The readjustment of the tariff, which has been
effected by the legislation of this session will, I
trust, by increasing the revenue, restore the equili-
brium between the revenue and the expenditure,
while it will, at the same time, aid in ths develop-
ment of our various industries and tend to remove
the long continued financial and commercial de-
pression which has so greatly retarded the progress
of Canada.

European Dates to 21st May.
In the House of Commons May 22, the Irish Uni-
versity bill was considered. After an animated
discussion, during which the Scotch members strong-
ly opposed the bill, the debate was adjourned at the
suggestion of Sir Stafford Northcote, who urged
that the House required more light on the scheme,
particularly as to whether any modification was
possible guarding against the grant being applied
to the endowment of religious teaching. The Chan-
cellor admitted that it was desirable to provide for
the extension of the university system in Ireland
SoUTH AFRICA.-A despatch from Cape Town,
dated April 29, states that an advance of the British
forces will probably occur soon after the arrival of
the lancers and dragoons, who were expected to
arrive at Kambula in a few days. A petty chief
and eighty of his followers in Bosutoland have sur-
rendered.
A Maritzburg correspondent telegraphs on the
22nd :--" Sir Bartle Frere still in Transvaal ; held
several meetings; the Boers were firm and so was
Sir Bartle, and on his declaring that force must be
used, if necessary, but pacific measures were pre-
ferred, the Boers gave way, and a scheme of local
self rule is now arranged. A free passage to Brit-
ish forces was promised, but no armed help. Sir
Bartle returns immediately. The government des-
patches have been forward< d to him. His proceed-
ings are universally approved of."
The Indo-Afghan Treaty.-A despatch from Simla
states that among the stipulations of the treaty be-
tween the governments of India and Afghanistan is
the cession of Ali Kheyl, inthe Peiwar Pass; Lundi
Khotal, in the Khyber Pass, and the Pisheen Val-
ley, beyond Quetta. The British will restore Can-
dahar and Jelalabad, and ultimately Dakka.
FrenchPolitics.-The radical members of the Cham-
ber of Deputies will on Saturday proposethe follow-
ing order of the day :-" The Chamber, regretting
that the government, in the distributin of pardons,
has not made an application more poli ic and more
conformable with the Amnesty law, and hoping
that. in the future the government will so apply it as
to avoid electoral conflicts and give the country the
pacification it needs, passes to the order of the
day." This is practically a resolution of censure,
and would involve the fall of the Cabinet, which
will therefore, it is believed, demand the order of
the day, pure and simple.
LONDON, May 20.-A correspondent of the Times
who has just traversed the Danube from Giurgevo
to Beda-Pestb, telegraphs that the Danube is very
high. A short distance above Bazias, where the
Austrian shore becomes low and flat, the flood ex-
tends a great distance inland. Between this place
and Belgrade the river is from five to fifteen miles
wide. At Belgrade it is fully twenty miles wide.
Almost all the Austrian villages between Pesthand


Bazias have water in the streets. River-side in-
habitants informed me that the water is already
within two feet of the highest point recorded and is
still rising. The floods continuing so late in the
season must cause great damage to the crop. All
grain and other growing produce in Roumania,
Bulgaria, and Austria-Hungary not within reach of
the high water are looking finely, and promise a
bountiful harvest.
The experimental labors in connection with the
proposed tunnel under the English Channel are
being continued at Sangatte, on the French side.
A boring commenced last year at that point has
now reached a depth of 381 metres or 8m. 67c. be-
neath the low water level of spring tides. At this
point the quantity of water amounts to 1,300 litres
per minute, and the machines for pumping it out
having become insufficient, they are about to be re-
placed by more powerful ones,
SYDNEY, N. S. W., April 24.-An Explorating
Survey.-The flying survey of the Transcontinental
Railway from Brisbane to Port Darwin has been
successfully accomplished. The proposed line is
easy of construction. Much good land was discov-
ered.
New Caledonian advices to April 19 are to the
effect that the British ship Cormorant arrived at
Noumea after a cruise in the South Seas. She dis-
covered thirty or forty shoals and r.I f:. not on the
charts, probably formed by recent volcanic disturb-
ances. The Cormorant visited Brooke Island in
connection with the murder of Ingham. The
treacherous natives forewarned, ;rot:,- st their in-
nocence. However a search party discovered the
remnants of a boat and some plunder. Captain
Bruce, without landing his crew, devastated the
village by firing rocket shells. A new danger has
been created, traders having sold dynamite to the
South Sea Islanders.
The Cormorant after a few days sailed for Fiji,
resuming her cruise in the South Seas.




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