Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076588
Volume ID: VID00247
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: 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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.Hailtons. Bermnauda, T.esday, July I 1I S 79.. .; .. '. ':-
4-- -. \ ,I-I" I,.l-l HI'I ll- .. I 1. -,- *--- i ,It .; -r r -1.. ..

We have received. from Messrs. G. Street & Co.,
London, a well writtentract on, Fiji, its resources and'
prospects by H,, Stonehewer Cooper, with a well .pre.
pared rmap of the Fiji group' by'James Wyld. The
groupi-'discovered 1646 by Abel Tasman, was formally
annexed to Great Britain 1874. The. present Gover-
nur, Hon. Sir Arthur H. Gordon, K.C.M.G., when in
London last winter,' drew public attention to the value
of this group conisstingr of 255 islands of which 80 are
inhabited situated jn-the South"Pacific Ocean between
1770 E. and 174o W., and 18$ 40' and 200South lati-
tude. We quote Cooper's de cription as interesting
general in% rrmW'io%.,.. ... "... ... -
The area of the islands is 7,400 S"uaizr, miles, ofwhic'
at the present time 16,000 acres are more or less under
cultivation. The population comprises 'about 100,000
Natives and 1,600 whites. -. T'li- climate is a delightful
on6. The'health of the whites is uniformly good, the
ordinary diseases common. to.the -tropics being absolute-
ly unknown. The average heat in Levuka, the present
capital,, is.79P'but this is tempered all the.year round,
by the coolS.E. trade winds ; and this remark applies
not only to Levuka, whichis exceptionally hot, but to
the entire group. Leyuka isisituated on the east side
of the island 'of .-Orlau' (nne'of the most central of the
group), which is about 8 miles long by 7 wide.
< Levuka, the capital of Polynesia, is no penal settle-
ment for thoseiwho.enjoy' the society of ladies and gen-
tlemen. Levukaiboasts three or four good hotels, a club,
a first'-ratemechanics' institute, with a capital- library ;
has a cricket, two boating and yacht clubs, a horse-
racing ditto, a rifle. asMsoiat'in.,and a dramatic society;
There is a well-o:fidtinltel hospital, and Anglican, Ro-
man Catholic, an.d WesylevnnIhuriiries, Its white popu-
lation is only 70(0, so-it ik evident that-it"is not social
eiqrprse. my fdienid' "the .evukans,:.are wv:ntin.z,
The princiitft islinds `.tf the group are Viti Levu,
which is about 1'10 miles loig-by 40 miles broad, and
possesses three splendid navigable rivers, the Rewa, the
Siatokan' nd the Ba. the two first of which can be as-
cended,od sized crift for over ninety miles from
the sea. 'Vanua 'Levu is about 120 miles lbong,, with an
average breadL h pf twenty-five miles, and possesses in
8avu Savri B{al 4 most .magnifioant -anchorage.. Tavi-
uni. called the garden 'f Fiji'has a coast. line of sixty
niles,. the. centre ,being_ earl-y 8;000 feet above -sea level,
nd.ias.ak its summit a -lake, probably the crater of an
extifict yoleano. .anaivu-is :,sev.en- miles .wide sind
twenty-six long. .Theother eentres for white men are
Koro (where there ;i flourishing arrowroot plantation)
Loma Loma-(r' VanuiA Balnva', 11nnro (which grows:
some of. the finest cotton in the world),, Lakemba and'
Chichiat. Thafuture seatof1iovernmeit, Suva, is situ -
ated to the SputhEast of VYjtiLevu at the ,head of a
most magnificent harbour. Iiir re extniv,- ranges
of mountains in both Viti Lvi, aud Vanua Levu, in some
cases attaining an'altitude .(-.-t,1i feet Thes.-moun -
tains can, however, all be tun the mo.4t pifitable
account. Cotton, the.cocoatut tre,',pepp'ri of all srt.
candle nutq (ff.'i 2oa/').cinnanioii. turmeric, ant. lauIv.L eiVely.r- rI i.e.4ees .) plainaitn -
yams, taro, limes. sl lloc., lnfapplr.<. oranges, le-
mons, bannnas..ginaer, niimp. ef annattl, iar ean.
.all a-row wild. -India rubber i! tjitnd'-all.over tih- i-1 Itrd
.6. "tuaI'Tei' ... -Ipe e i n.Il.'rows; wild- in allthi w..'w
lands. The d)s barks, of wh4i thelie i ac,'lnparltrim--
ly speaking i xbhau.'tible- ipplYv are considered.'n,..ych
value. Due comparison of the l.,,'ezoin.g statem-it of
facts and the subjoined statiticstis .will euvincL anyone
thatthe trade of the enlirely in its inlati ),"
The imports into Levu ika for 1876 'amounted to 95,-
446 _s. .3d., the exports for the isameyear to 103,1
459 Os. 3d.. (including:,produce to the value of 23,189
imported to be exported). 'The imports of 1877 were
134,688 12. 5. d. while, I' expol ts for the same period
were 140,893 11s. of which 28,50410s. represented
produce brought to Levuka from outside groups for
transportation to th6 Australian Colonies or Europe.
An analysis of the import table' for the year 1877
shews the following 'Drapery' figures to the amount ofi
45,199 17s. as against 28,9016s.1Id. in the precedd-
ing year. Hardware.comes next, being represented by
14.350 19s. 8d., the'imports of his class of goods be-
ing only 9,782 8s. 4d. in 1876. The other imports
are of the ordinary'cilonial 'description, embracing as8
they do all the requirements of a new settlement, from
wines and spirits :to live shtek and machinery. The
iatives.who are.neo a* uietald 'docile race.are uradiu-
aly beegming..inor our: standard, and
. e~ry year will see their wuntts develop. The recent
imtls giN n to" P-lynesian trade has e'nrifCId to h
certain extentthe few planters: aready.tilling the soil,
and each /succeeding yePr -may he expected to shew ,
marked increase in'impost- or group. Mor_-. ver t
should be clearly borne in mind hat Leviuka as the
capital of Fiji, is i0re and tgore becoming the com-
mercial centre of Polyiesia.".
As regards. Fijif thi question really, resolves itself
into this, nthe group as done, but what it can
do with British Capital, energy and brains combined.
Cotton will always hold a position subordinate of course
to the great items of the Colony's future wealth- cof-
fee, sugar, cocoa, cocoanut, oil and tobacco." A month-
ly steamer, of the, Australian Steam Navigation Com-
pany, runs between Sydney. and Levuka, distance 1,800
miles, and remains a week making, 60 days:from Lon-
don, but it is thought.that the Pacific mail boats will
call at the new capitalreducing the time to 40 days from
London. There is interinsulur steam ,communication,
and regular steamers to Melbourne. The Revenue is
made up of Curtom's duties based on the Tariff of New
South Wale, licences and the taxes of the natives who
pay in kind instead. of coin. The contractors have been
itherto Germans. .The Hamburg house of Messrs.
Godeffroy, now a limited Company with a paid up Cap-
ital of 250,Oi x has pracficallythad.Polynesia at its feet
for=more than twenty years. With capital and skilled
labour there seems little doubt but that Fiji will advance
in prosperity by a development of her great material re-
sources. Atustralia is regardedas the natural market
for 1o bulk of her produce and one-that is likely to be-
coAne annually more important. The present popula-
tion have struggled under many difficulties, and it is
felt that, if left to themselves, they cannot build up the
destiny that naturally lies in store for them.
"Inhe interests not only of merce, but of human:
ity, a substantial Britishltradihg company in the South
Sea would be a blessing td the natives 'and well-inten-

tioned whites." It would establish Fiji as the central
home of the produce of some thousand islands; it would
destroy once an for -ever all illicit "labour trade;"
and while earning for itself the reward of its enterprise,
would confer benefits on the world, which. it isimpossi-
ble to exaggerate.- British influence' is rapidly on the
increase in the Pacific; and, looking at the subject
from every standpoint, I do not 'fesitate'to say that 6nle
of the richest fUilds ever' offered to the 'British public is
now popped at.d that. a company such ,as I have sha,-
dowed out, amply,provided With capital, ably directed,
and served by competent men, would in a few short
years as effectually riile a large portion of tfha L :,: -'t ivo
trade of the iinnumerable islands of tie "aoitth Pacific, as,
" John Compan,y"- in the days of his supremacy, con-
trolled the entire commerce of-Hindostan."

THE gIRST ARCHITECT, Who 0 ui I'the "fir t
house?O" asked an ambitious sch olmistress-of a
bright little giron examinat" l ay.-"1I don't
know, ma'am, but 1 think Noah did."-" Why do
you think so, my dear ?"-" Because he's the first
ark-itect we read of."

Will be Delivered at the
Orange Grove Seminare,
On Tuesday Evening
Next, July- Ist,
By; Joseph N. Diarrell; Esqr., I.C.P.
The Lecture will commence at 8 p.m.
Entrance 1/, to be paid at the door.
June 24th, 1879.

Ice OCream Festival

THE LADIES of Zion NMethodist
Church 1 old. a
IN TIlE SCl)OOL-tnoM ..
Adjoining the Church,
OnWednesday E1vening,

Refreshments will
23rd June, 1879.-2

nd July.
be on Sale at 8 o'clock.
trance Free.

Summer Festival

Will be held
A, the Har'rin t 'opschool,
In ald of a-Fund ori. i-cI.'saryv repairs to said
Building ,ard i,,*(l library Fund,

J1 I, 3 rd.

Commne1cin6 at 5'
Music A Full l':iin 'i*l-bdin attend-inee.
- tbles of-ChoiiCe and arefzlly'et-ed

F AN- ....C '

And va ious othi,.r A'T.R ACT,) oa& N{OV-
, "^ l^ T I E, S, % -- .... ,
.Admissi(m 6d,.4. Children half' price. .
I lamlton Parish, Jiune 2.3, 1879.-.-2


To Grocers -and Dealers in


. _'F F E direct attention to the tact that our fa-
I cilities for furnishing Batter and Cheese
of all grades at the lowest market rates are un-
equalled by any House in the. United States. Our
very large auxiliary business .enables us to handle
these Goods at.the minimum of cost, white our .ex:
tensive correspondence with 'all parts of this country
insures us the choicest selections froii the'. 'most de-.
sirable creameries and dairies. We are, Headquar-
ters for distribution 'and producers here have found
out that we have a demand for the best that can be.
produced. All orders entrusted to us are filled at
lowest market rates. For those who supply ships
going on long voyages we put up our Gilt Edge But,
ter in one, two and four pound air tight tin cans
elegantly ornamented and guaranteed to retain the
contents, fresh and sweet for six months. Write to
us for particulars and quotations.
H. K. & F. B. THURBER & Co.,
Exporters and Dealers in Food Products,
West Broadway, Reade & Hudson Sts.,
New York City,
United States.

NOtice to Stone Cutters".

Wanted 10,000 Good Building

Cut and' l)elivered onr School Lot, Smith's Parish
For further particulars apply' to
Flatts, June 24th, 1879.-2


LL% Persons having DEMANDS against the
State of the late JOSEPHI JOHN OUT-
ERBRII)GE, of Hamilton Parish, deceased,
will please render their respective Accounts to
the Undersigned on or' before the 26TH JULY;
NEXT; and all Persons INDEBT'lI)-to the
siid I'state will please.make payment by same
Executrixes and Executor.
liamiltoo, 23rd June, Ib79.-3 .

Onion Box 'AIaterial,
:x" ..Ex C. C
SFo.r 9Sleb. .,
23rd June, 1879.

: : U ; :

Under the distinguished Patronage of His Excel-
lency ,
Maj.-Gerd. SIR R.-JI. L4-IFR N,
SK.C.M.G., R.E.,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief, '
Colonel 1,Morrison, 0.. R. E ,

Commanding Troops, Prospect,
Commanding 1-19th Regiment (The Princess of
Wales' Own,
And the Ladies and; Officers of the G.irrison; the
D lramat#ic s Cmtatel rs

1- 19t"h Regiment (The Princess of Wales' Own)'
Have' the honor to announce'.tbh6a they will gve
foQur Perf mances in the' above Theatre'
On the nights of
Thursday, 3rd; Friday,
4th ; Saturday, 5th, antd Monday;,
7th July, .8T9 ,.
The Laughable Farce (in one Act) by, T. J.. Wil-
liams, Esq., entitled
Larkins' Lovee Letters.
SDamantis Person, e
LITTLETON-LYNx (a law student) W. Fitzgibbon,
.BENJAMIN BOBBINS (a gentleman
S with a weak digestion) ....... G. Hedingham,w
irasscible old gentleman).....J. Keane,
.ISABELLA .(Bobbins' wife)......Mrs. Hewlett,
SALLY SURMISE, (with a love for
the mysterious) ...:.... ..... Miss Dillon.
,To "be, followed each' evening by the Domestic
; Drama in two Acts' by Edward Stir-
ling, Esqr.,'entitled

t-, *'.: .' or, .
r".. ,rpf.f Persone.
;DuI.aNL_(a ..R4epiliin'........ C. Moss, -
CA'PTr.LC-1aNA (ani English officer) G.Hedinghamij
BERNARDI (a veteran) :..; ...... G. Cheeney,~ .
BLAPN.EY Q'BoGG (with a rich bDoyle,
Sbogue) .- ,
PaTTITAoS (a waiter, afterwards F illon
hair-dresse) .-. ,
GODEAXTLT (a conspirator)......... J. Keane,
SERGEANT DIC)INSoN .............J. Murphy,
(C PICAhD ....... ....... J. Skeen,
MAIRE OF COMMUNE ....... .....G. Newman,
PAULINE (an orphan) ........Mrs.- Hewlett,
MRS. NOSEBAG (a dashing young Miss Smith,
Conspirators, Peasants, Soldiers, Gend'armes, &c.'
ACT. I. SCENE I. The Auberge of the "Leaden
Bear"-An Irishman not be beaten-Duchesne
in disguise-Woes of a waiter-Pauline's fore-
bodings-The search for Conspirators.
SCENE II.-Th'e Wood-a dangerous mission--a'
lesson in French-Slaungaaraupaughagudth.
SCENE III. The: uinsof the Clhte.nt D'Oiy-The -
Conspirators hiding place-a warning-a struggle"
-a tender, protectress-Betrayed!' Fly!! Fly.!!! '
SCENE IV." "A room in theLeaden Bear-Safe oince'-
Imore-Blighte4d hopes-An affecting narrative. -'
SCENE V. ,The Auberge of the Leaden Bear--Peti-'"
toes reslve-The suspicion-the concealment-
The escape of Duchesrio-a woman's bravery.
ACT II. SCENE I. The Headquarters of the XIV
Dragoons-News from Douay-Matrimonial Fe-
licity-Connubial bliss.
SCENE II. The hotel-de-ville--a Prison The
Prisoner-a visitor-a wife's pleadings.
SCENE III. The ship of Petite Pettitoes" in
Peronne-an Operatic performance, showing how
a lady's hair was dressed once upon a time.
SCENE IV. A Prison-Bernardi endeavours to
induce Duichesne to hope-The traitor Godeault
and his victim. -
SCENE V. The suburbs of the Town of; Peronne
The Soldier's Grnavd-The Sentence of Death-
THE LAST KIss-The Reprieve-We are saved.
Interval of Fifteen Minutes.
To conclude on Thursday 3rd and' Saturday 5th
with the Laughable Farce (in bne Act) by T. J.
Williams, Esq., entitled
Dramatic Persona.
CORNELIUS POPJAY (a lawyer's ,
clerk with a firm faith in destiny) F. Kelly, "'
ADOLPHUS DE CREMORNE. ...... ,, C. Moss,
.CAPRICUM PE PPERPOD (of Ginger G. Hedingham,
SPrmINawEAT (a farmer).........,G. Newman,
FILLAaBE (a fop)..............'...C. Hewlett,
ISABELLA (Peppeirpod's wife) .... Mrs. Hewlett,
MRs. WIiNNNGTON.. .......... Miss Smith,
BIDDY (maid at an inn).....,.. Miss Dillon.
And on Friday the 4th and Monday the 7th with
that capital Farce by Maddison Morton, Esqr.,
entitled (and which will be played by the Officers
of the Regiment)

,.Pr. '. Per r .
FIIrro GERONIMO (an inn G. C. S. Handook,
keeper) J Esq.,
JERY.' Q ro'-ts (his ne- .- Hedingham, Esq
phew en m, sq,,
BA:_r-':' E .'i ...:........ S. "Maloney, Esq.,-
CaPTu-Jo,.. ... ......... R.Phayre,Esq., -
B;.U'DIER OF L)ARBINEEB. .J.?T.Cotesworth,Escj.,
Ist C'AB1N'EER ....". .......E. L. Herepath,' Esl.,
2nd CA.BI.EER ....., .. .. A. G. Cartwright. "
RosBTTA .... ......,..MtissSinolair.

,.'"' -.

General Manager.... Sergt.- Major G. H-Dim-GHAx.
Stage Managers......Sergt. KEANE & Crpl. DOYLE.
Scenic Artist.......Sergeant C. 'Moses'
First Seats 3/; Second- Seats 1/6; Gallery 6d.
Tickets can be obtained at Officers' Messes' R.E.
and'I-XIX Regiment; N. .. 0. Mess R E.; Ser.-
geants' Mess ,l.XDE Regimbnt; at the Statiohery
Store adjoining the Eoytl GazetteOffice, 'nd at the
doors on the nights of PRerformanc. '
Doors open at 7. To commence at 7'30 p.m.
Carriages may be ordered for 11 p.m.
SB I)-DENIAL.-There are amany seasons in a
man's life, and the more exalted arid responsiblebhis
station'the more frequently do these seasons recur,
when the voice of duty and the dictates of feeling
are opposed to each other; and it is only the weak
and the wicked.who yield tlia't obedience to the s641.
fish impulses of the heart, which is due to reason
and honour, ,


United: States jMait. Steamers.,

,FOR 11'R 4 O19

Wi CONSIN sails July 1, at 3 .:p..
MONTAN4 sails July 8, at 80 a.m....
WYOMING sails July 15, at 230 p.m.. ::
ARIZON. sails July 2-2,.at 7-30 a.m.
NEVADA sails July 29, lt.2 -p.m. .
The above Steamers are bull exprp ly it"
the Trade, have five waterti:g ft hqlIhei, aend,
carry experienced. Olicrc, u tv-_.n a.a d Stew -
ardesses. ,1 'i .i(ilko.,i.cconjmQdtations are un-
surpassed "w.any*N't Ia:is.Sstames.: atl the
State Rubnms.are.oti) tnaij deck-openinir into the
Saloon, thlus securing that- great comfort in&
ocean 1favivl,-perfect ventilation and'.igh,
Simo.king-' ltooi,filath RIoom and 'iano on
e a tol ihS t e rnin .. : i .. .. ,, ,
The U. Sol ail Steaiqer Ca'Iiua"froth Ber-
muda, Thittsdays,.gienerilly'arriseesaat New York
oiin lfonidays, and Passengers' -baggage.can he
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing iext day. -

.-, .9 Broadwuy,'New Yorkl
N'ew York, June 19th, 1879.- ..
and Polishing purposes,
Us ,"1 it{OXELL'S

.A ,- ., ...y .,o) 1" "

-:"*' Ask: y ,' i.oe "foi' it. ..
May 27, 1879. "' "' aS"ittihParish.


STI he Brigantine

MAYrtR, Master,

Will, Sail as above on or.
A bout 5th July next.
Parties' wishing to engage Freight, will please
make early application.'
o W: E. TALBO T.
June 24th, 1879.

For De.merara.

SThe- Clipper Schooner

Lor'-d Mayo,
will be despatched for the above Port
On 9nd Proximo.
FR EIGHT respectfully solicited.



June 23, L879.

FoL e


'That desirable Residence in Paget
Paish, -

.A comfortable DWELLING IIOlU, with"
"IOU'-E, &c.,'a'd :.iioGti 4 Acrei .of LAND.
'Pos,', ion given istMay next.
Apply t '," .
R .s. HUNr ,
'31st March,- 1879.- '


By Public Auction,
I-n 1 a !i It on P ari-r I ,
At 1'o'clock, 'Noon,

Thie 3r-d Day of Julyioxt, -'
Under and by Virtu; of0.""7, Wrts ofEo
tion isued f C/.t of'Generat Aa-'
A LL. the RIGHT, TITLE and IN-
BURGESS in and to all that certain PIECE OR
PAlR'L OF LAID, with the Messuage of

S ,. Dwellig. Hos ,,
thereon erected, situate near Shelly Bay, 'it
of Laed ontaiII bs 'estiuation One Acre' and",.
Two Roods, uore or less, and is bounded oat,
the North and West by a Public-oad running
from Shelly .Bayv. to.wyrds the Main,,Nortf
Shore Road of Hamilton Parish; on the Easa
by Land now or -late in-the occupation of Anna
Hill, and on the South 'by Land'tiw ow l-Ie hIC
the possession of the. Heirs or Devisees of Ar-
thur Wellingtoni West',' deceased. ";

16th Jane, 1879. '

J. o H. Tar. TT
Pro. mar. %x;.

Now- ea for Sale.

Thew qag. Birds o t Bermuda,.
Their.. Managemen.t in Con.nrement, Breedi g
,. Rlearing,.Feeding,..&c., c.,..&c,
S.. .'" '... 'rice 2/6. ',

This little work will be found useful .t.-p,.
sons who may keep Birds,, and will also 6eri-
mend itself to strangers as containing some in? i
fornatioiuin respect of our Native Birde. : .
Copies may be hAd at the '- Royal Gazette.
Stationery Store and at S.'Nelmes', -iamilton,
anud at 6the Gdlonist" Office, St. Georges.
Stocks Point, St. Georges, June,9, 1879. .'

cIVN'Eff ooas.
R EAT progress haos.een made w*lthin a few
'- years in,the-a t of Preserving Fruits, Ve-
getables, Fish and Meats i tins, and in conse-
quence the oonsurniptioi ha,. largely increased-
As yet,'however, canned goods are not generally
thought to .be "'fireslh, ":aud some braridb'a''iald
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-
sdres th rmuclh-to-be-desired frish, natural
flavors;' and they are reallyin better condition..
fresher, more palatatNe .iMi& wholesine .:than
Many so-called '"ftsh'. articles which are' ex-
posed for sale durinmg'-,risiderable periods dof
time in city markets. All goods 'bearing our
name are guaranteed to he' of superior quality,
and dealers are aulhorised t 'refund the purchbaso
price in any case where consumers havte causee
for dissatisfaction,. It is, therefore, to the in-.
terest of both dealers and consumers to use
f -K. & F. B. TFIURB ER & CO.,
'And Manufactures of and Dealers ino
P. O. Box 3695-New York.

General Shipping and
Commission Merchats8,'
(P. 0. Box. 3709,)
52 3 Z02AIMM, PLA02)
F. D. S. NASH.
Messrs. A. W-. PEROT & Co.,- Demerara.
Hon. S.. S. IGAM, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Jos. M. HAYWAZR, Agent ,t. Pkt Co
St George's, Bermuda..
I). E. SEON, Hamilton, Bermuda.
September 17, 1878.-12m

SFor Ret.

Comprisring I '

IlOUS 0 "OUTTfl8)USFS and about Tiirtee' "1
Acres of LAND, sit,)ate oti o 'Tuckir's atid t.Mfor;
gan's Islands. ..
Possession giv .n the lst.1J ly..l : "
Ai.)ply to: ?

16th June, 1879,--3 :

~ ,,~ ~.

r4hill-'s" 14Y9


VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.

9 a.m.


- 1879.
23 30-117
." :- 24 ,0'123
| 25 30-215
2-626 30-312 -
S 127 30274
28 30:201
L29 30-220


Temperature previous
24 hours.

ao o o .
0 0 0
75-5 67-0 122-8 g
78-3 69-0 122-8
80-8 71-2 127-2 g
85-1-72-2 144S-3
85-2 73-0 150-6
84-9 71-0 151:2 o
86-5 72-2 1512 Z



. Total...... 1-63

Hamilton, July 1, 1879.

PEN xt Yff l -j

S B U. .
Proceedings of the Honorable
islative Council.


Friday, 27th June, 1879.-Parsuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The onohorable Augustus J. Musson,
Wm. H. Gosling,
<" JJames H. Trimingham,
S Eagenius Harvey,
Joseph H. Harvey,
S James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
S' G. S. Tucker,
S Randal E. Webster, Colonial
.A Bill entitled The Audit Act, 1879," was
brought up from the House of Assembly and read a
first time.
The Hon. R E. Webster moved that the rule as
to several readings of Bills and Resolutions on the
same day be suspended, and that the said Bill be now
read the second time-which was agreed to.
The Bill was then read the second time.
(,. The House went into Committee thereon.
: The Hon. E. Harvey in the Chair.
The Hon. R. E. Webster proposed the following
amendment, which was agreed to, viz:-
Clause 2, line 8, strike out the words to be laid
by the Governor before," and insert the words "for
transmission to."
Thp Committee rose.
SThe House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill with the said
amendment, which was adopted by the House, and it
:'a ordered that the Bill be returned to the House
of Assembly with a Message requesting their con-
currence in the said amendment-the same to be
delivered by the Hon. R. E. Webster, as follows:-
C Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly ;
-. am directed by the Legislative Council to return
to your Honorable House the Bill entitled "The
Audit Act, 1879," and to request the concurrence of
your Honorable House in a certain amendment
which the Council deem expedient to be made
thereto-a copy of which amendment is delivered
Council Chamber,
7th June, 1879. J
Adjourned to Monday next, the 30th instant, at
.. 1130.
* ,'Monday, 30th June, 1879.-Pursuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
..... President;
S'b .The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
-' Wm. H. Gosling,
S James H. Trimingham,
.;" Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. General,
G. S. Tucker,
* '" Randal E. Webater, Colonial
Adjourned to Friday next, the 4th July, at 11-30.

MU.-. DA.

';Abstract of the Proceedings of te Honorable
*. House of Assembly,
Fi. riday, 27th June, 1879.-The House waited upon
His Excellency tte Governor and presented the Bill of
Si"pply and Appropriation-and His Excellency replied
as follows :-
A:r. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly;
I thank you in Her Majesty's name for the provision
< you have made to meet the requirements of the Colony
f .for the coming year.
Mr. Dill presented a Report on such Laws as have
Expired or are about to expire.
A Message from the Legislative Council:
.i ,'Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly
I sm directed by the Legislative Council to return to
your Honorable House the Bill entitled "The Audit Act,
1879," and to request the concurrence of your Honorable
House in'a certain amendment which the Council deem
expedient to be made thereto-a copy of which amend-
ment is delivered herewith.
Council Chember, 27th June, 1879.
Clause 2, line 8, strike out the words to be laid by
the Governor before," and insert the words "for trans-
mission to."
The House having under consideration the proposed
The Attorney General moved that the proposed
amendment be concurred in-which was negative.
Ayes 8. Nays 19.
Ordered, that the following..Message be sent to the
Legislative Council:' -
.' Mr.President and Gentlemen of the Legislative Coun-
We are directed by the House of Assembly to return Honorable House the Bill entitled The Audit
Act, 1879," and to acquaint your Honorable House that
thie Assembly have not concurred in the amendment pro-
'posed by your Honorable House to be made thereto.
The Attorney General introduced a Resolve voting a
sum for the purposes of the Public Library-which was
read a first time.
The Bill to amend the Post Office Regulation Act,
.1 879--wastead a second time and committed;
Mr. W. S. Masters in the. Chair.
Mr. Hunt moved a clause as No. 1, amending the 7th
Clause of the Post Office Regulation Act by inserting
after "Sea mails" in 20th line of that Clause, "nor
shall there be any delivery of letters at any Post Office
in these Islands on Sunday," and before Post Office
holiday," on 23rd line the word "other, -which was
' -: Ayes 20.-Messrs. S C Bell, F M Cooper, R J P
'Darrell' NJ Darrell, T N Dill, R D Fraser, W J
-" Frith, J Fowle, E HI Gosling, S A Harvey, H G Hunt,
J Harnett, C C Keane, T D Middleton, W R Peniston,
V .C. Pehiston,.J W Permnan, T J Pearman, It Tynes, T
J.* Wadson.
S say 5.-Messrs. Speaker, S B Gray, S A Masters,
S C Outerbridge, W H Wilkinson.
The 1st, 2nd, 3rd Clauses agreed to.
The Attorney General moved the 4th Clause.
Mr. Dill moved, that qfter the word money" in the
second limp of the Clause in the printed Bill the words
6' riitri ceding Pounds during the current
year and any sum not exceeding Pounds in


every subsequent year during the continuance of this
Act," be inserted.
Mr. C. Peniston moved not exceeding 400 in any
one year" after the word money" in the second line.
Mr. Dill's motion was affirmed.
Ayes 18. Nays 8.
The first blank was filled up 400."
Dill moved that the second blank be filled up
n f. S. A. Masters moved 150."
Mr. W. Pearman moved 200."
The Attorney General moved 300."
Mr. Dill's motion was negatived.
Ayes 11. Nays 15.
Mr. Master's motion was negatived.
Ayes 12. Nays 14.
Mr. Pearman's motion was affirmed.
Ayes 15. Nays 11.
The 4th Clause as amended, and 5th Clause agreed to.
Mr. Wilkinson moved a Clause as No. 6.
"Copies of all Regulations made under the Post
Office Regulation Act, 1879, shall be furnished to all
members of the Legislature and to all Justices of the
Peace, and shall also be kept for Public reference at
every Post Office and Receiving Office in these Islands,"
which was agreed to.
The 7th, 8th, and 9th Clauses agreed to.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill as amended, and it
was adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
Adjourned to Monday next.

The Barque Sir George F. Seymour left yesterday
for London-Passenger Mr. Mount.
U The Barque Eliza Barss. Captain Hollis,
leaves to-morrow morning for New York.
Annie Florence, Johnson, hence at Demerara, via
Barbados, June 12. '

U. S. Training ship Saratoga, 8 guns, 1025 tons,
Lieut,-Commander Evans, from Canary Islands-ar-
rived on Wednesday last-left home in March last-is
bound for New York and leaves to-day.

Captain B. D. H. White, passenger by the Wild-
fire from Demerara will please accept our thanks
for a file of the Demerara Colonist, of the 13th

i The pressure of Advertisements and the
very large Supplement which accompanies this
issue, compels us to postpone several articles
intended for this issue-among them a very
full account of the Theatricals at Prospect on
the 27th and 28th ult.,-until our next issue.

that Canon Tristram has refused the bishopric of
Jerusalem, vacant by the death of Bishop Gobat.
Admiral H. Ryder is designated as the successor

Monday, 30th June, 1879.-The A rney Gneral ofAdmiral Fanshawe, C.B., as Commander-in-
gave notice to move, on the 3rd reading of "The he at Portsmouth.
Post Office Regulation Act amendment Bill," after Truth understands that when the Cyprus Budget
the words "on any Sunday" on 13th line of 1st i presented to the House it will exhibit a very
clause to insert without the special order of His haiidsome surplus.
Excellency the Governor." Is is stated that according the present arrange-
The Bill The Post Office Establishment Act ments the Queen will proceed direct to Osborne in
1879," was read a second time and committed. / the last week in June, when she leaves Balmoral,
Mr. W. R. Peniston in the Chair. / and will remain there until she returns to Scotland,
The 1st, 2nd Clauses agreed to. the third week of August.
The Attorney General moved the 3rd Clause. THE Emperor of Germany has appointed His
Mr. Fraser moved an amendment thereto, to in- Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh to the
sert after the word Pounds" in the 3rd line of the post of Major-General in the Germau army.
printed Bill the words a year, rising by successive
additions of 10 a year every five years, reckoning The following order has been issued by Lord
from the date of his appointment as Clerk, until it Chelmsford at the Cape :-" Lieut.-Col. Steward,
reaches 150 a year. commanding Royal Engineer in field, will relieve
Mr. Wilkinson moved to add after that word Capt. Hime, R.E., Colonial Engineer, from his du-
Pounds" the words a year" and to strike out ties as divisional officer, Royal Engineers, in.Natal,
after the word Pounds" on the 3rd line down to from this date. Capt. Hime, Royal Engineefs, Co-
the word such" in the 5th line-which was nega- lonial Engineer, having been relieved of his mili.
tihed. tary duties as divisional officer of Royal Engineers
Ayes 10-Messrs. SC Bell, FM Cooper R JP in Natal, the Lieutenant-General commanding begs
Darrell, N J Darrell, T N Dill, W J Frith, T A to thank that officer for the very satisfactory man.
Outerbridge, J W Pearman, C Peniston, W H ner in which he has carried on the work of that
Wilkinson. post during a period of pressure."
Nays 15-Messrs. Speaker, R D Fraser, J Fowle, 6TH DRAGOON GUARDS (CARABINIERS.) From the
S B Gray, E H Gosling, H H Gilbert, H G Hunt, Natal Witness's account of the battle of Ginghilova,
S A Harvey, J Harnett, C C Keane, W S Masters, the following is an interesting extract *-
S A Masters, T D Middleton, S C Outerbridge, J N "Feeling the fire so heavy, and the work of the
Smith. Gatling gun, which was brought to bear on them,
Mr. Fraser's motion was negative. so effective, they had to retire, but some old Zulu
Ayes 3-Messrs. S C Bell, R J P Darrell, R D chiefs haranguing them as to what the Zulu maid-
Fraser. ens would say when they heard the Zulus had fled
Nays 22-Messrs. Speaker, F M Cooper, N J before the British dogs,' the force came on again,
Darrell, T N Dill, J Fowle, W J Frith, S B Gray, and was literally mown down. Their superiority
SH Gosling, H Gilbert, S A Harvey, HG Hunt, of numbers was of no avail, the fire from our line
J Harnett, C C Keane, W S Masters, S A Masters, was too effective, our big guns doing their work
T D Middleton, T A Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, well, till the ranks of the large force dwindled down
J W Pearman, C Peniston, J N Smith, W -H and they became disorganised. A panic seized them
Wilkinson. and they fled, throwing down their ammunition and
The 3rd Clause was affirmed. rifles. Just then the mounted party was let loose
The Attorney General moved that the first blank on them and committed the greatest havoc, slashing
be filled up 100." them with their swords as they fled. Particular
Dr. Outerbridge moved that it be filled 80," mention must be made of Serjt. Anderson, 6th Ca-
which was affirmed. ll rabiniers, whose conduct on the occasion reflects
Ayes 13-Messrs. SC Bell, F M Cooper, R JP the greatest credit on him. The havoc he commit-
Darrell, T N Dill, H H Gilbert, W J Frith, J Har- ted was tremendous, and his heroism will redound,
nett, T A Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, J W not only to his own honour, but also to the corps
Pearman, C Peniston, J N Smith, W H Wilkin- to which he belongs. I understand his conduct,
son coming as it did under the General's eyes, elicited
N ays 12-Messrs. Speaker, N J Darrell, RD his warmest praise, and good things in store are
Fraser, 3 Fowle, S B Gray, E H Gosling, 8 A Har- spoken of as likely to be the lot, at no distant day,
vey, H G Hunt, C C Keane, W S Masters, S A of the brave young fellow.
Masters, T D Middleton.
The second blank was filled up "5." 12TH REGIMENT. A serjeant of the 2nd Bata.,
Dr. Outerbridge moved that the -3rd blank be named Stark, fell into the enemy's hands during
filled 160." the recent fighting near Dakka. His captors took
The Attorney General moved that it be filled up off his finger-nails, knocked in his teeth, and grad-
".150," which was agreed to. ally out him to pieces." Such is the story which
The 4th,-5th and 6th Clauses agreed to. has reached the Lahore paper from a trustworthy
Mr. Fowle moved to add a Clause as No. 7, pro- correspondent at the front."
siding that the Sub-Postmaster at Mangrove Bay QVICK JOURNEY BY A QUEEN'S MESSENGER.-Onf
shall receive a sum not exceeding 10 a year for Tuesday night, at ten minutes to nine o'clock, a
the delivery of letters in his district, which was Queen's messenger left London with despatches for
Ayes 15 Nays 8. Her Majesty at Balmoral. He arrived in Aberdeen
Mr. Fraser moved that a like allowance be made i 1tra n p o Wer des n tre bys
to the Sub-Postmaster at Ireland l hcal train to Ballater. Returning the same night
Sto the Sub-Postmaster at Ireland island, which was by the last ordinary train, he took a "special" from
negative. Aberdeen to Perth in time to catch the express at
Ayes &. Nays 16. 8'30 on Thursday morning, timed to arrive in Lon-
The 8th, 9th, and 10th Clauses agreed to. don at 8 o'clock the same night, thereby performing
The Attorney General moved a duration Clause the journey to Balmoral and back within 36 hours.
that the Act shall continue to the end of 1889. The special urgency ofthe messenger was, no doubt,
Mr. Cooper moved that it shall continued the occasioned by the departure of Sir Garnet Wolseley
end of 1884, which was negative, to take the supreme command in South Africa.
T Ayes 2. Nays 22. Sir Garnet left London on Thursday night to em-
The Attorney General's motion was affirmed- bark on board Messrs. Donald Currie& Co.'s steamer
Mr. R. P. Darrell objecting. Edinburgh Castle, which is ordered to sail for the,
The House resumed. Cape yesterday at noon.
The Chairman reported the Bill as amended, Cape yesterday at oon
which was adopted by the House-Mr. R. J. P. A Fiji correspondent of the Dundee Telegraph
Darrell objecting. writes :-The speech or lecture of Sir Arthur Gordon
The Attorney General gave notice to move to in your neighboring city of Aberdeen has natu-
strike out so much of the Bill as gives a special al- rally been read with interest here. The Fiji Times
lowance to the Sub-Postmaster at Mangrove Bay says that it has had the effect in Levuka of indu-
for letter delivering and restore the provision for cing the rising generation to pass as moral young
the salaries to the two sub-postmasters to what was Scotchmen from Methlick or thereabouts" wherever
provided'for in the Bill as introduced, that may be. The Times adds-"Scotch caps are
The Resolve providing a sum for the Bermuda already at a premium, and hardly to be obtained,
Library was read and committed-the blank filled while a steady demand has arisen for oatmeal, which
up "250"-reported, adopted and ordered to be has also advanced in price."
Adjourned to Monday next. To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.

Orders:- Hamilton, June, 27th, 1879.
Post Office Regulation Bill, 3rd reading. DEAR MR. EDIToR.-Since I last appeared in the
Post Office Establishment Bill, 3rd reading. columns of your valuable paper, on the subject of town
Public Library Resolve, 3rd reading. i improvements, some other items of interest have come
S_ under my notice. It seems to me as if the ornamen-
CUSTOM HOUSE-HAMILTON. station of our wharves, is degenerating, the first attempt
CUSTOM HOUENTEREDE- bHAMILTON.y placing the Blacksmith's forges prominently forgesrominently forth
June 30-Schr. Wildfire, Bearse, Demerara; rum and was well enough, but they, not seeming to satisfy the
sugar, to S. S. Ingham. mind of the public, were removed and now their place
CLEARED. is taken by four large hogsheads of coal. Coal is a
June 26-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York; very useful article, no doubt, but I should say that its
814 bls. potatoes, 4,008 boxes onions, 165 boxes to- proper place was in the coal yard or cellar, not on the
mnatoes. already well filled up wharves of the town. The other
28-Barq te Sir G. F. Seymour, Watlington, London; morning while walking through Front Street, my ofla-
364 tons government stores, 343 empty casks, 1231 tory nerves were greeted by a most pungent and un-
packages arrowroot, 818 hides, 862 skins, 8 packages savory perfume, which impregnated the air and perva-
horns, 78 cask tallow. ded the whole street. On investigating as to thecause
30-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York. of this, I found that it emanated from several fish
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE. boats lying beside the wharf and who were selling
ENTERED. Shark. Now I have no wish to interfere with the in-
June 23-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York; cat- dustrious habits of those brave men who wrest their
tie, &c., to Trott & Cox. competence from the waves by incessant toil on the
PASSENGER ARRIVED, mighty deep, but at the same time it must be decided-
In the Schr. Wildfire, from Demerara; Gapt. Benj. ly unpleasant to those living on Front Street, to have
i D. H. White. their dwellings permeated by this deleterious odor.
PASSENGERS SAILED. In all other places that I have happened to visit, I
[an the Mail Steamer Canima for New York, on have noted that a particular part was set aside for fish
Thursday last-Mrs. Yates, Miss Yates, Miss Musson, boats, etc., to dispose of their wares, while in Hamilton
Miss Young, Miss Longhurst, Miss Laurie M. Smith, they are allowed to go where they please, whether the
Miss Ester Horne Mr. and Mrs. J. N. B. Middleton, public like it or not. Why, in our beautiful little
Miss Middleton, W. Robb, Esqr., R. N., and servant, seagirt Isle, have not precautions, in regard to this,
Messrs. R. H. Farrell, J. B. Shriver, J. H. Butler, been taken to keep the air pure, prevent the appear-
Charles Darrell, H. F. Gardiner, H. P. Plant, G. O. ance of malaria and thus assist in preserving the usual
Stephen.-2nd Class, S. G. Young, wife and 4 child- healthiness of the climate. The approaching hot
ren. P. Edmunds, B. Williams, Jos.' Talbot, James weather will render this offensive smell more oppres-
Talbot, P. Fitimaurice, wife and 2 children, H. Nowell, sive and ticrefore more dangerous to the health of the
R. D. Brown, S. Lusher, W. Ray-Deck, W. Tucker, e and therefore more dangerous to the health other
J. L. Sandford, F. B. Gurney, W. J. Crotts, Josee Town. Yours respectfully,
Escules, Hy. Jones. THE CRITIC.


Auction Sale of


On rthur5t a ,
3rd July, ensuing, at 1 o'clock, p.m.,
On the Premises,
The Property of the Late MISS SARAH
1 Two Story HOUSE, with 3S acres
*of Land, bounded on the North by
'' ",Main Road; South, by Lands in pos-
session of Joseph F. Darrell; West, by Lands
of the Late W. H. King ;"Ea8t, by Lands of
Orville Cooper.

3j acres of LAND, bounded on the North by
Lands of Orville Cooper; West, by Lands
above Property; East, by a Tribe Road lead-
ing North, and South by Lands of Joseph F.
Darrell or others.
B. W. WA LKER & CO.,
Hamilton, June 23, 1879.

Bermuda Rowing Club.

A ROWING RACE will come off in Hamil-
A ton Harbour on THTURSDAY, 3rd July,
at 5'30 p.m., distance a mile measuring West-
ward from the Town Hall, between the Crews
of W. A. Masters and E. N. Cooper. The
Crews are as follows :"-

1-E. E. Walker,
2-R. Frith,
3-J. M. Godet,
4-E. N. Cooper,

t a Special Low Price to dose
Choice Flour is offered, as above, during the
Current Week.

1st July, 1879.


Gazette only.

A VING seen in last Gazette" an adver-
tisement of Mr. Nathaniel Moses Riddle's
conduct towards me in not Crediting; I now
take the pleasure of stating that Mrs. Riddle al-
ways feels herself quite independent of asking
Credit for as much as one shilling on Mr. Rid-
dle's Account, and also that as I have not given !
Mr. Riddle any occasion I don't see why he
should take the opportunity of doing such.
June 30, 1879.-1 pd


A Fine Young

8 Do.
11 Do.
3 Do.
105 Do.
9 Do.
7 Do.
5 Do.
- Wooden I
Black Th:
Reels Cot
Metal Tea
Sundry G
Kitchen 1
And a gr

5 TA
4 Wooden


O. Regt., will be happyto see their friends at a lawn
tennis garden party, on Friday next, the 4th inst.,
!and on every alternate Tuesday, ommencing on To-M
the 15th inst., at Montpellier lawn tennis ground T -
from 5 to 7 p.m. 2nd

At a Meeting of the Synod of the Church of Eng-
land in Bermuda on Thursday last, at the Trinity
Church School Room, at which were present all the 25 J
Clerical Members of the Synod, and all the Lay Mem-
bers but two, it was unanimously decided that the 5 Barrel
Bishop of Newfoundland, the Rev. Llewellyn Jones, 20 Bags (
should be invited to accept the office of Bishop of the 12 Boxes
Church of England in these Islands. BUTTER
The new Bishop of Newfoundland has rapidly won
the confidence of the people of that colony, and it is Packages
earnestly to be hoped that he will accept the invitation, 1 Donk
extended to him by the Bermuda Synod. 6 Water C
A Lot of
We have been favoured by Mr. William Whitney BASKETI
of Mont Clare, with the following extract about rARKE
"A BLACK LILY.-A recent traveler in Syria CROCKE
found what he calls a black calla. It had a leaf ex- Looking 4
actly like that of a calla lily, and a flower nearly the
shape of the blossom, only not qutte so open and
flaring. It had a large and long pistil the color of the
inside of the flower, which was a rich, velvety black, July slet,
or, in some lights, dark maroon, while the outside was
green. It was a superb plant, and he tried to get up
a bulb to bring home, but failed in the attempt. He
saw two specimens."-Demores's Monthly Magazine.
For the last three years this rare specireno has been
seen in flower at Pembroke Hall Garden towards the
end of March, having been procured by Mr. Beid during BY
his visit to Palestine in 1876. The bulb is so deeply
rooted that Mr. Reid's first experience was similar to
that of the writer. The description is not quite accu-
rate, the leaf is arrow shaped, and like the flower is (/fl
unlike that of the Calla. The spadix and lining are
correctly observed.
GENERAL, GRANT.-General Grant announces that At the
his present intention is to leave Yokohama, Japan,
by the Pacific mail steamer on the last day of June,
arriving at San Francisco about July 20. Oe

A Supplement of Sixteen The
Columns companies this issue of MBy order
or tl the "Gazette"-It contains the evi- hthe e
dence in the action of the Attorney General vs.
Atwood for Penalty on Bond to the Crown for the
Faithful Discharge of the Duties of James Henryi BIE
Thies, Esqr., as Postmaster General. Tried at a
Special Criminal Session of the Court of General As- 115 Shoee
size on the 14th, 16th, 17th, and 18th June, 1879, Heel Plat
and is published by authority. Shoemaker
c y1 Paten
BIRTH, at Mount Pleasant," Pembroke, on 21st 10 Pairs
inst., the WIFE of Mr. Albert J. Richardson, of a SoN. $3 D.
... ....., at "Rocklands," Hamilton, on the 28th Jane, o.
the WIFE of Dr. John H. Arton, of a DAUGHTER. 5 Do

Store No. 23

opposite the Big Shed,
Following Articles,
of the Administrator of the Estate 6f
ate Patrick O'Donnell (otherwise
Patrick Daniels).
36 Do. LEATHER for tippers
makers' Knife STONES
es Leather Cuttings Heel-balls
ors' Rivets, Brads, Hobnails
Elastic-side BOOTS
Lace DO. Men's and
Blucher DO. Boys'
Button DO. ) Women's and
Elastic-side DO. Girls'
Canvas SHOES, Indiarubber soles
UPPERS for Men's and Boys' Shoes
DO. for Women's Boots
DO. for Men's do.
ber Toys Leather Purses
Pipes Elastic Braces Fish Hooks
read Whited Brown Thread
tton Scissors Penknives
i Spoons Dessert Spoons
chiefs Towels Socks
$ Cloth Capes
srs' Awls, Eyelets, Knives, Rasps,
handles, Elastio, Leather Laces,
s, Needles, Boot-hooks, Toacks
Counterpanes Sheets
Wearing Apparel Glass Decanters
Wine Glasses and Mugs
lass and Earthenware Articles
Dishes Cups and Saucers, &c.
Books Pictures
Utensils Filter Kerosene Lamps
eat variety of miscellaneous articles.
1 LOUNGE with Mattress & Pillow

Hamilton, Tuly 1st, 1879.

After this date all Contracts for
Stone, Slate or Rubble
From the Olive Hill" Quarries, Pitt's Bay
must be made with the Undersigned, no other
person being authorised to dispose of these ame.
Pembroke, 30th June, 1879.--3

For Sale,

Superior FEED Oil MEAL
OARS Canned GOODS all descriptions
I East Broadway.
Hamilton, 30th June, 1879.--2

To be Sold

4 good Strong Buggy.

A Set of HARNE 5S,
In good order.
Apply to

No 4 Smith's Hill.

Hamilton, Bermuda,
28th June, 1879.

Por Sale,

A Cottage Piano,.
By a German Maker, has been but a few Months
in the Island and is in thorough order.
Sold on account of the Owner being about to
leave the Island.
Apply to COLONEL GORDO., R. L.
HIamilton, July 1st, 1879.

C O"-a

In good condition. j
Light House, Southampton.
July 1. 1879.-*-1 d "

For Scouring, Cleaning, and Polishing.
Ask your Grocer for it.
May 27, 1879.-B 3m.

$ 2 nttontt
borrow, Wednesday,
Instant, At 12 o'clock, sharp,
rHE OLD S T.4.*D,
DLS. Extra Family FLOUR
j 10 Bls. Bright SUGAR
s good WHEAT
5,000 CIGARS
ey CART and DRAY
3OOLERS, new Invention
GLASSES, &a., &.


At 12 o'clock

Thursday next,
8rd July instant,

Room over
Front Strec

1-R. F. Hunt,
2-T. W. Hunt,
3-F. L. Godet,
4-W. A. Masters, (stroke)
Colors-Red & White.
Hamilton, June 30th, 1879.


4F -. -



Notice Notice.!!

At the spacious Rooms over the
Stores of the Undersigned,
25 Front Street,
The 9th inst., At 12 o'clock, M.,
The Largest Stock of Ready-made
Men's, Youths' and Boys'

Ever offered at Auction in this Market.
The Owner about to leave the Island.
SGENTS', Youths' and Boys' COATS
500 OG of every oolor, description and
600 Pairs do. do. do. PANTALOONS,
of every color and quality
500 Pairs do. do. do. VESTS
600 Do. do. do. White and Colord
500 Do. Men's and Boys' Half HOSE
300 Do. Ladies', Misses' and Childs' DO.
500 Men's and Boys' Straw HATS
A Large Assortment of Handkerchiefs, Towels,
Collars, Cuffs, Neckties, Stationery, Per-
fumery, Crockery, Glassware, Cutlery,
Brushes, Mirrors, Pictures, Steel Pens,
Pencils, Toys
And a great variety of other miscellaneous
articles that will appear at the Sale.
Hamilton, July 1st, 1879.

Marshal's Sale.

By Public Auction,
Upon the Premises in Smiths Parish,
At 11 o'clock
The sixteenth instant,
Under and by virtue of sundry Writs of Execu-
t ion issued from the Court of General Assize
D 1 Large Rocking CHAIR
4 Chairs 1 Hat Rack 4 Mattresses
2 Bolsters 2 Pillows 1 doz. Towels
2 Table Cloths 2 doz. Table Napkins
2 STOVES and Cooking Utensils, complete
1 Pickle Stand 2 Cruet Stands
1 Dozen Napkin Rings 2 do. Table Spoons
Ij Do. Dessert Spoons
1 Fish Slice and Case 3 doz. Forks
2 Mustard Spoons 1 doz. Knives
2 Window Poles with Fittings
3 Painted Bedroom SETS
1 Metal Washstand
1 Water Pitcher and Slop Basin
4 Pair Pillow Cases 1 doz. Sheets
2 Blankets 2 Quilts 4 Bolster Cases
1 Doz. Dinner Knives 2 do. Tea do.
1 Pickle Fork 1 Butter Knife
2 Sugar Spoons 1 Soup Ladle
China Tea SET 2 Large Glass Dishes
1 Glass Water Pitcher 1 Glass Tea SET
23 Preserve Plates 29 Water Glasses
* Dozen Tumblers 18 Wine Glasses
1 White Stone China Dinner SET
1 White Tea SET 2 Hunig Bells 4 Decanters
1 Globe Hanging Lamp 5 Hand Lamps
1 CHANDELIER with 3 Lamps
1 Parlor Lamp 2 Chamber Sets
Carpet in 3 rooms Pieces Carpet & Matting
2 Chamber SETS 1 Foot Bath
Water Pitcher and Slop Basin
1 Slop Kettle 4 Carpet Mats
1 Door Mat Lot Empty Barrels
12 Bls. Guano
Onion Box Material 6 to 800 Tomato Boxes
1 Wooden BARN, 82 feet x 16 feet
1 Wooden STORE 1 PIANO
Set Scales and Weights
2 Clocks Corn Mill
Lot Manila Rope
1 Wheel Barrow 1 Doz. Egg CUPS


P. M. G.

June 30th, 1879.

The late Patrick Dan-




ALL Persons INDEBTED to the above Es-
tate are hereby required t6 pay the
Amount of their Debts to the Undersigned for
the Administrator, Mr. John O'Donnell, on or
before TUESDAY NEXT, the 8th July instant.
All Persons having Lawful CLAIMS against
the said Estate are required to deliver their
ACCOUNTS in detail to the Undersigned, for
the Administrator, at or before 12 -o'clock, noon,
- on Tuesday next the 8th Instant.
For the above-named Administrator.
Hamilton, 1st July, 1879.-2 3p.

Six Specials.
FI E Quality Japanese CUPS and SAU-
Newf'ancy Pattern MATTING
Gilt and Fancy Colored"fPicture Framing
The New Patent Cotton HAMMOCK
The New Patent Combined Water FILTER &
The new "Patent Ivory" Handle Table CUT--
LERY-more durable than any white han-
dle heretofore known.
Hlamilton, June 30th, 1 b79.-2 3p

f la s o n- s s' Lod e,
3rd and 4th July.

1f Concert and Literary
By the Wesleyan Sunday School,

Evening July 3rd.
Programme will consist of MUSIC, by
Choir and Marine Band; DIALOGUES, RE-
Reserved Seats 1/ Back Seats 6d.
Doors open at 7*30 p.m.
/ A SALE OF ""
Fancy Goods, Ice Creams, aind
Refreshments, 4c., 4'c.,
Will be held

Friday Afternoon,
And Evening, July 4th.
Lunch and Tea will be served at all hours.
Fair opens' 2 p.m. Admittance 6d.
The MARINE'BAND will play both days.
Proceeds in aid of Wesleyan Chapel.
June 27, 1879.
DONT Forget the Festival at Shelly Bay,
*-D Thursday Evening, July 3rd.

/ Notice.

WHERE will be (I).V.,) A PUBLIC MEET-
Wt the Good Templars' Hall,


2nd July, 1879,

For the purpose of instituting a Lodge of
"The Loyal Indepenendent Order or Good Ternm-
plars" in Bermuda.
The Rev. E. B. Moore will preside on the oc-
The Public are sincerely invited to attend.
There will be Speeches on Temperance, Dia-
logues, Becitations, &c., to pass a Social Even-

W. J.


June 30, 1879.


An Entertainment
On Thursday,
10th July,
At the residence.of the Late Mr. Malory, near
the Lighthouse.
The Alexandrina BAND ill be in attendance.
Tickets 6d. each. Doors open at 4 p.m.
Ma na g er s:
Southampton, July 1st, 1879.*

.1 Field


The Ladies did Society,
Somerset, will hold a



July llth.
The Alexandrina BAND will be in attendance.
Gates opened at 2 o'clock, p.m.
The Proceeds will be in aid of the B. M. E.
Sabbath School, Somerset.

Somerset, June 30th, 1879.
GRAND Lottery at the Harrington School
Festival. Handsome Prizes, etc.

For New York.


Will Positively Sail

On Thursday next,
3rd Instant.
Freight will be received until 6 p.m. Wednes-
day 2nd instant.
40 Cents per Barrel.
20 Cents per Crate.
Hamilton, let July, 1879.

1500 to 2,000
For Shipment per Wildfire."
For which 3/ per Box will be paid if of prime
S. S.J INGH.l3
S1st July, 1879.

r1E Firm of B. W. WALKzlR & CO.,
is this day Dissolved by Limitation. Ei-
ther Partner is authorised to Sign in Liquidation.
Hamilton, June 30, 1879.

THE Undersigned having this day. associated
T his Son, MR. E. EVELYN WALKER, as
Junior Partner, will continue the COMMIS-
same name and style ,of-
H. W. Walker & C.,
At his own Stores, No. 25,, Front Street; and
most respectfully solicits a continuance of the
Liberal support received during the last twen-
ty years.
Hamilton, July 1, 1879.-2m

G E./AE RtdL

S&c., &c.
THE Undersigned having been for many years
S the confidential Clerk of B. W. WALKER
Esqr., and since, for the last eight year, junior
partner in the late firm of li. W. WALKER &
CO., begs to tender his services as a
General Commission agent and
Hoping by strict attention, and prompt returns,
to merit a share of that patronage, so liberally
bestowed on the late firm.
Hamilton, July 1st, 1879.

Consisting in part of:
c" Cake. SALVERS Butter DISHES
lee Cream and Preserve SAUCERS
Porcelain and Paper S1iADES
Cheap Preserve JARS, with metal covers, lined
wiLh Porcelain
The Best Kerosene LANTE N
Japanese Fancy FANS
Japanese Work BASKETS
Small WEEDERS, HOE and RAKE corn-
I bined
Fine Wire NETTING, galvanized and painted
for Screens, Safes, &c.
Wire Rat and Mouse TRAPS and CAGES
Wire Moss and Flower BASKETS
Shoe and Clothes BRUSH ES-a variety
Cotton Fishing LINES Coffee MILLS
Patent Iron PLANES Bracket SAWS
All Sorts of LOCKS
The Best Stove COAL.


lamilton, June 30th, 1879.-2 3p


The Subscriber
Respectfully calls attention of the community
at large to his new importation of

He also takes pleasure to inform his Custom-
ers that during his short absence his Son will at-
tend promptly to all Orders sent to his Fstab-
Painter, &c*, &c., 14 Queen Street,

June 26th, 1879-3 3p--if

For Sale,
3 Well Toned and Acclimitized

Price 30.

A Horse
J1nd Carriage.
Price 30.
Apply to DR. LOUGH, Hamilton
Hamilton, June 30th, 1879.

Six Shillings per Hundred
At the Arctic Ice Company's Houses.
Hamilton, 30th June, 1879.--4m

For Rent.


Now occupied by William Nusum, Esqr.-
Possession given in July next.
Apply to
Hamilton, June 16, 1879.-3, 3 p.

Payable at the Treasury ..
From 1st July, 1879, to 30th June, 1880, in-
Arrowroot, unmanufactured, the 100
pounds, 10 shillings 0 14 0o
Arrowroot, manufactured, the pound,
sixpence 0 0 6
Alcohol )
Cordialsn the Gallon, four
Peppermint Water shillgs 0 4
Whiskey )
Rum, the Gallon, four shillings 0 4 0
Wine of all kinds, 20 per cent ad va-
lorem -
( On each and every Hhd.
Malt Li- I thereof, not imported
quor, Ci- in bottles 1 0 0
der, and When imported in bottles,
Perry called qrt. bottles, for each
("and every dozen thereof 0 1 0
Cigars-the Thousand 0 10 0
or at the option of the Importer or
Consignee, on every pound weight
thereof 0 1 0
Tobacco of all kinds
(other than Cigars) The Pound 0 0 2
and Snuff )
C6ws, Calves, Heifers and Oxen-
per Head 0 4 0
And in all cases where such Duties are
imposed according to any specific
quantity, the same shall be deemed
to apply in the same proportion to
any greater or less quantity.
On all Goods imported, except arti-
cles subject to specific duties, and
those enumerated in the following
Table of Exemptions and such
Books as under the Act entitled
An Act to regulate the importa-
tion of Books and to protect the,
British Author," are subject to an
Import Duty of fifteen per centum
-five per centum advalorem.
Books, not reprints of British Publi-
cations; Bullion; Coin; Diamonds;
Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables,
excepting Potatoes; Horses and
other Beasts and Provisions and
Stores of every description import-
ed for the use of Her Majesty's
Land and Sea Forces or of the Con-
vict Establishment in the event of
Convicts beinghereafter transported
to these Islands, being the property
of Her Majesty, on satisfactory
proof of their being the property of
Her Majesty, and Horses of Mili-
tary Officers brought into these Is-
lands as a necessary part of their
Military Equipment, subject to all
conditions, provisions and regula-
tions contained in any Act passed or
to be passed by the Legislature of
these Islands; Ice; Baggage, Ap-
parel and Professional Apparatus of
Passengers'; PersonalEffects of In-
habitants of these Islands dying
abroad and not intended for sale;
Specimens of Natural History;
Trees, Plants, and Shrubs for Plant-
ing; Goods and Animals imported
on account of the Public of these
Islands by any Public Officer or
Committee, being the property of
the Public, or purchased at the Pub-
lic expense; Coals imported for the
use of Her Majesty's Land and Sea
Forces, and consigned to the proper
Officer of the Military and Naval
Uniforms and other Articles imported
by Naval or Military Officers being
a part of their necessary Naval or
Military Equipment.
No Goods to be Warehoused unless
the duties amount to 5 or unless
intended for ulterior Market.
No Goods to be taken out of Ware-
house unless the duties amount to
2, &c.
Personal Property sold at Auction,
(property sold under process of any
SCourt or under the order of any
SJudge as such, or belonging to Es-
tates of deceased persons only ex-
cepted) subject to duty of 2} per
Scent. less 24 per cent. on such duty
to Auctioneers for collecting and
Spaying the same.
Parties exporting Goods are entitled
! on certain conditions to the whole of

the duty paid on the importation
thereof when the duty on the said
Goods amounts to 2.
Drawback of duties are allowed for
j Goods sold to and becoming the
property of H. M. Government.
' The Auctioneers' Bonds expire on the
30th June instant, and must then be
renewed. Auctioneers to make their
returns quarterly-within ten days
after the last days of March, June,
September and December, respec-
Light Duties.
4d. the ton on Merchant Vessels.
I Steam Packets carrying the Royal
Mails exceeding 600 tons or
plying with Passengers and
Freight 3 0
Do. Do. not exceeding 600 tons 1 4
Storeships and other Vessels wholly
employed in H. M. Service are ex-
empt from this duty.

Receiver OGeral.,
Receiver General's Office, ) 2
June 28, 1879.
SColonist twice.

For Sale.

4Sweeattoiscd P1I4MO,
(By George Feechey, London).
Can be seen at the Residence of T. KERRISK.
Hamilton, Reid St.,July Ist, 1679.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
JUNE 27TH, 1879.
THE following ACT has been passed by the
Legislature of Bermuda during the pre-
sent Session, viz. :--
No. 1.-An Act for raising a Revenue for the
support of the Government of these Her
Majesty's Islands and to appropriate cer-
tain sums to the discharge of the expenses
of Government as therein expressed.
(In force to 30th June, 1880.)
SBy His Excellency's Command,
3 Colonial Secretary.
Will be received by the Undersign-
I ed until

The 11th Proximo,
From Persons desirous of Tendering for the
II r o k e nA. Li m e ,st one
Viz. : '
1.-From St. George's Gaol ifo any part of
Public Road to Junction of Old Ferry
Road near Mullet Bay.
2.-From St. George's Gaol to any part of
Road between Junction of Old Perry Road
to Causeway Cottage.
3.-From St. George's Gaol to any-part of
Causeway Road between Causeway Bridge
and Blue Hole, Western Terminus of
4.-From St. George's Gaol to' any part of
Road between Western Terminus-of Cause-
way and Bailey's Bay.
Parties tendering are requested to state the
price per load of twelve and a half bushels, to
be delivered from time to time as.may be or-
dered at any of the above mentioned places.
The Undersigned does not bind himself to
accept the lowest or any Tender.
Colonial Surveyor.
June 30, 1879.-1
Colonest once.

Bermuda Dockyard,
27TH JUNE, 1879.
T ENDERS will be received at
my Office until noon of

The 8th July,
For the Construction of

Four Cart-wheels,
For Service of this Establishment.'
Pattern Wheels, may be inspected at H. M.
Dockyard during working hours.
Acting Navl S torekeeper.
By His Excellency SIR ROBE/ITM.
LAFFAN, K.C.M.G., Governor,
Commander-in- Chief, Vice Ad-
miral and Ordinary, in and over
these Islands, '-c., 4c., &fc.
'V JAMES, has prayed for Administra-
,tion on the Estate of MARTHA JANE.BEEN,
late of Warwick Parish in these Islands, de-
This is therefore to give notice, that if haiy
Person or Persons can shew any just cause why
the said Administration should hnot be granted
unto the said JOHN FRi{DE!IICK JAMES,
he, she or they, are to file his, her, or their Caveat
in writing, in the Secretary's Office of these
Islands within Fifteen days from the publication
hereof, otherwise the said Administration will be
granted accordingly.
Colonial Secretary.
Dated at the .ecretary'o Office, *2 d
this 24th day of June, 1879.
and Polishing Purposes

'Pride of the Kitchen,'

Ask your Grocer for it;
May 27, 1879.-B 3m.

West End Reid Street.

TH1liE Subscriber begs to inform the Publie
that he has Commenced a SIMILAR
BUSINESS to that in which he has had pearly
nine years experience and humbly solicits a
share of their Patronage.
Ilamilton, July Ist, 18'79.-3

Post Office, Hamilton, 30th June, 1979.
T J W Adams, W II Albouy, Jobhn Bird, B B
Brown, W H Bell, A F Burrows, E T Brown;' Rd.
Collier, Douglas Cox, John Davis (Spanish Pbint),
Fraser Deshield, James & J Darrell, A Davidson,
Susan F Eve, Charles Gibbons, A W Harvey, ,N
Harrison, Mrs Harris (Pond Side), Alex Jones, J
Johansen, John Key, Wm 11 Lightliourn, Alex
Lodge, (1026), Harold Lambe, T W Moore(iomer-
set), Susan Morgan (Somerset), Eminim latten, Rd
Place, T D J Place, Robt Packwood, Wm P.ynter,
John Parker, W Z Robinson, Lucinda Richaidsor,
Mrs J W Robinson, Louisa Smith, MrsA M Shirley,
Alex Swan, Julia Smith, J Smith, E T Swan, M
Scott, Susan Tucker, Elizabeth Wilson, James
FICE ST. GEORGE'S, 28th June.
George Arno](l, Jobn Athiny, SamI Biassett Chso
Channing, G I Donaldsbn, David Deal,' os Ebni
Abraham Fisher, Mrs L)ui S Hayward, ( Healeya ,
John Lennon 3, Henry Le., A C SAhiih, W H Sim,
rnons, F S Smith, Mrs AC Smith, Perient Trott, 3-
Wm Tucker, Wm Vai .o, J S Wells, Wm Walker.






- -a-- *- _________ ________________ __________

F .-. a dsgs of "tle ioniorable Leg- I
i' .i I n t-. ve Council. "
Tue-day, 24th June, 1879.-Pursuant to. adjourn-
ment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable Wm. H. Gosling,
S" James H. Ttimingham,
"< Eugenius Harvey,
S James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
G. S. Tucker,
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
: i Secretary.
A Bill entitled "An Act for raising a Revenue
for the support of the Government of these Her
Majesty's Islands, and to appropriate certain sums
to the discharge'of the expenses of Gover-nment as
therein expressed," wasbrought up. from the Houtse
of Assembly and read a first time.
The Hon. J. H. Trimingham moved that the rule
as to several readings of Bills and Resolutions on
the same day be suspended, and thtt the said Bill
be now read the second time-which was agreed to.
The Bill was then read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. W. HI. Gosling in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House adopted the Report.
The Hon. J. H. Trimingham moved that the
standing rule be again suspended, and that the
Bill be now read the third time-which was agreed
The Bill was then read the third time and passed,
and ordered to be returned to the House of Assem-
bly with the following Message-the same to be de-
livered by the Hon. J. Tucker, as follows: .
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemei of the House of Assembly ;
I am directed by the Legislative Council to re-
turn to your Honorable House the Bill entitled
An Act for raising a Revenue for the support of
the Government of these Her Majesty's Islands, and
to appropriate certain sums to the discharge of the
Expenses of G vernment as therein expressed in
which the Legislative Council have concurred. :
Council Chamber, 24th June, 1879.
Adjourned to Friday next, the 27th instant, at

A t;1..'r, ;' of the Prooeedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Wednesday, 25th June, 1879.-Henry Hunt Gil-
bert, Esqr., a member elect for the Parish of Sandy's
In the I.oom of Thos. Hunt Gilbert, Esqr., deceased,
being in attendance took the oath of allegiance and
the oath of an Assemblyman, and then his seat in the
The' following message from the Legislative
.Mr-. ,': r 'nd Gn tilmn of '-. House of Assembly ;
I am directed by the Legislative Council to re-
turn to your Honorable House the Bill entitled An
Act for raising a Revenue for the support of the
Government of these Her Majesty's Islands, and to
appropriate certain sums to the discharge of the Ex-
penses of Government as therein expressed," in
which the Legislative Council have concurred.
Council Chamber, 24th June, 1879.
Ordered, on motion of Mr. Dill, that the. follow.
ing mnessagebe sent to His Excellency the Governor;
Mfay it Please Your Excellency;
We are directed by the House of Assembly to
request that Your Excellency will be pleased to ac-
quaint the House when it will be convenient for
Your Excellency to receive the Grants of the
people. ,
The Bill entitled "The Audit Act 1879," was i
read a third time and passed.'
..A Message from His Excellency the Governor :
(No. 8.)
,. Major-General,
. TOzer, and
The Governor has the honor .to inform the. Hon-
arable .House of Assembly that he will be prepared
to receive the Grants of the people at the Council
Chamber on Friday next, the 27th instant, at 12380
o'clock, p.m. -
Public Building'es .
Hamilton, 25th June, 1879. 5
Adjourned to Friday next.

Has Just Received from Norfolk,
Va., ..... "1 -
Per S. soner J. H. Horton,

Ok Fire WOOD,
Which will be sold on the Wharf at 12/6 per
1000 Ibs,.
Alo, a Lot of YELLOW PINE
Of various sizes.


P. S.-A Discount will be given taking a
quantity of Wood.
Hamilton, June 3, 1879.



T1HE UNDERSIGNED will be prepared toc
I receive and forward
To St. Thomas, W.I., and Halifax, N.S.,
Per Royal Mail Steamer Beta,"
To St. Thomas, o'r Halifax,
Friday, 18th April, Monday, 28th April,
Friday, i6th May, Monday, 26th May,
Friday, 1 3th Jane; 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 Shij .ent until, received by him.
t. Georges, Bermuda, April 9, 1879.

1leid Street, Wea, of "y..yai G zette" Office.
O'Tce Hocrs-A! to i ad I i o,4.
'\il Vjsit St. Geo; ea, .ea ays and Fri-
Orlers P,,,.pt;y AtteAnded to..
,1amilto:i, October 26Uti,1876.

EIxchange o i New York,

.- At Sight.

Mon-ey .o Loan
To be id.'a.ice6 on satisfactory real security.
Apply at Royal Gazette" Office.
June 9, 1879 ; ,' : ..

Apply to

23rd J,une, 1877.


, -... ... ..i z
..250 BWs. Secrrnd Size

Apply to
Now Landing ex Brigt. Excel- So S. INGHAM
sior," from New York, Hamilton,, t April, 1879
*STo AL k -
Which will be Sold Cheap on Wharf. -
W. E. TALBOPT. H: e.
SHarnilto6, May 27th, 1879. WOOD. BUV'..'T LIME.

Not i) to Farmenrs.

' i Undersigned is prepared to
PU1RChiASE PRODUCE during th!e pre-
sent Seasou at the highest Market Rates.
Person* desirous of shipping to New York
can do so through me free of charge to
Messrs.X, f. laSyward
4 Co.
Prompt Sales returned.
Cash payable in New York or Bermuda at
Shipper's option.
F. D. S. NASH,
23 Front Street.
Hamilton,, 10th March, 1879.-tf

I'HE UNDERSIGNED having returned from
r New" York most respectfully informs, the
Public in general of Bermuda, that he has re-
opened his
Phoitog: 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 arid Ferrotype Views. Old Pictures copied
and enlarged and finished if required in ludian

Hamilton, Feby. 4, 1879.


The Subscribers are no', prepared
b Fu .:,sh

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 by Cart daily--from about 10
o'clock till noon-commencing o' 1st April.
The price is one penny per pound.
D Considerable Reduction
made when Persons take a large
Bermudr Artificial Ice Company,
Hamilton, March 24th, 1879.


R. P. Af is & Co.,

To more commodious premises,
*,o. 4, Front utreeE,
Bass & Cos.
Barclay & Co's STOUT, in hhds. and in bottles.
A choice selection of WINES and SPIRITS&
April 22, 1879.

Flatts Village Boarding
Hoir e.
Tl HIS. is a very beautiful place. Is situated:
at the junction of the roads at the Flatts,
and is known as Palmetto Grove." Is within'
twenty minutes drive of Hamilton, and quite,
near the Walsingham Caves. It borders on the.
beautiful sheet of water, Harrington Sound,,a
famous place for sea bathing. ,
The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for pleasure
excursions on the Sound ard other waters. Hea
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle";
men Boarders on very reasonable terms.
September 3, 1878. ,

14 Queen Street, Hamilton.
Between the Stores of Messrs F. A.

* Painter,
&c., &e.
July 15, 1878.-12 m.

T.R I TX 07" 1_"L

For Scouring, Cleaning and Polishing.
i Ask your Grocer for it.
May 27, 1879

3500 B- iAe Hard Stone Wood
Burnt LIME.
For Sale by H. C. OUT .YBRIDGE, Cause-!
way Road, or 61 Front St., Hamilton.
November 19, 1878.

SS. H. Capp,
Licensed dluetioneer *
r .A N D .* "'

Septr. 31, 1378. .121n


THE above WATCHES for b6th
Ladies and Gentlemen are kept constantly
on hand by the Undersigned : Any grade Move-i
ment not in Stock .will be .furnished at the
Manufactor's list price. Also, make to order
any style of Case with Crest, Monogram, &c.,
Remember the American Watch (o. received
the Gold Iled il at the late Paris Exhibition.

'Front, Steet, Hamilton,
Decr 16, 1878. u.O.

CahLeap. Reatdhig.

COPIES of the "Seaside" and Lakesideo!
Library, by the best' English, French and:
American Authors.
SOri Sale at the Royal Gazette" Stationery
Hamilton, June'17; 1879
At all lAilrari. s, in 3 vols., crown Svo. -
" Hardin)' the Money Spinner, "
Author of 1' 1)ion 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 theWctowd of novels which the season I1s8
brought us, Harding the Money Spinner" de-
serves a prominent place&.-The .Ai,..n, '.
The Plot is in i.'di..u and the conrs.uic,r
all through the book both natural ;:iid animated.:
A student of human nature, a scholar, and a
gentleman; ho!ds the peon throughout.-The
Weely .
Richi r Bentley and 'Sn, Ne' Biurlin tton-st ieet,

.AT C Lt .
., ....AT -C IiLD ,

Vkxchange on fNew -or'k'

On R. W. AWARD & CO.,
Payable at sight.
F. D. S. NA
laiamilton, April 7, 1879.*-tf


Lost. :.
,ON 'Tr about the 18th November, 1878, be-
tween Prospect and Mount Langton,
Leather Belt,
With_ plated fittings, and monogram- E.B.B. oa
clasp. A silver mounted leather holder attached
containing a dagger with richly carved ivory
will be given, to, any one bringing the same to
the office o6fthis paper.
Hamilton, April 29, 1879.


G ENERAL Servant-must understand cook-
vx ing.-Apply to Mrs. HAMLEY, Pem-
June, 24,, 1879.

That Pleasantly Located Dwelling
in Warwick well known as

.. Rose Cottage,
1 Recently vacated by Lt. CROZIEB.
: Hamilton.
..... ... L. M.-SMITH
June 16, 1879.-3-3 .. -

"W.:O, F BA-AS'C0 ME, M;D
S F.A.A., D.S.,

I to and refreshing adjunict'to the Toilet and
Bath, a reviving scent, and a powerful disinfectant.
For warm cliratcs it is hi'aluable .
'WATER'- .
.,. RIMMEL'S JOCKEY CLUB, and other frag-
rant Perfumes.
giveffie lihair a beautiful gloss and. imparts< an
-agreeable, oolness to the head.
ALMOND, LETTUCE, COA.,L-TA,, and other
T'oilet Soaps in bars or caks, .'
boxes, barrels and packets..
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e following report of the evidence in this
9, which was tried on 14th, 16th, 17th and 18th
), is published by authority.
MES HENRY THIES, sworn;-I was for several
SPostmaster General of Bermuda..
luitted the office 14th December,.1878.
vas Postmaster General from beginning of 1873
earlier to 14th December, 1878.
:ept separate sets of accounts with the Impe-
and Colonial Governments.
accounted with the Imperial Government month-
'1 with the Colony quarterly.
io latest regulation was that Postal Revenue
ttances should be made quarterly to the Uni-
iat was a Colonial regulation.
money order money was remitted constantly by
7 steamer-with the advices-to meet the drafts.
T advices I mean the Lists of Money Orders-
4h went in duplicate by different routes-and
counterfoils of the Orders.
r counterfoil I mean that part of the page
bh was left after the Money Order was torn
The counterfoil contained the particulars .of
order .
was in the habit of remitting to England by
ng the money to the Colonial Secretary, from
a I got a receipt for the amount, and I1 ad-
I. the London office what I had paid.
ie receipt was filed in my office as my voucher.
formerly made the remittances through the
missariat Office-up to 1877 to the best of my
ter that it was paid to the Colonial Secretary.
ie Postal Revenue Remittances were made
igh the same channel-that is, first through
Commissariat Office and afterwards through
ial Secretary. These remittances ceased to
ade through the Commissary a few months
he change in the Money Order remittances.
change in the channel of remittance made
"erence at all.
SMoney Order remittances represented pay-
of money paid to me to meet money orders
on England. In other words, if I got money
money order drawn on England I was sup-
to send that money meet the money
on. the other side of the water.
amount remitted never came up to the amount
Money was retained to rieet orders drawn
gland on Bermuda.
money order transactions entered into the
ly Accounts.
Postal Revenue Remittances represented--as
oght-what would cover the Imperial propor-,
f postages due to the United Kingdom-
neral revenue remittances. There is an Im-
proportion on every rate of .foreign postage.
s supposed to represent every, item that is
d in the Imperial Account'as postage.
ey Order Commissions came under the head
ney Order Remittances. Th:. Imperial pro
is very small on commissions receive in
as in the habit of receiving from the Im-
Post Office Letter Bills for mails of every
tion, which Letter Bills contaiwu the par-
s of the mails which they accoia.nied.
ceived a Letter Bill with every mail and for-
d Letter Bills with every miail.
Assistant Justice Trimingham.--Did you check
better Bills with the letters ? Not the paid
Sof them.
Monthly Accounts were in part a summary
Letter Bills.
Monthly Accounts were checked at home.
ceived advices about them in the shape of

ents of Errors.
re is a Statement of Errors for warded. to me
respect to every Monthly Account. These are
trivial, but some few years back they were

Statement of Errors was in fact the correc-
ade in London of my Bermuda Monthly
re was no annual account forwarded to the
t books did you keep in your office ?
Blotter for original entries of particulars of
nails despatched.
Blotter containing the charges against the
ral ]o' .1 offices-also charges for express
;'ey Order Journal containing particulars of
ey orders issued from my office. It did not
ide all money orders issued in Bermuda. It
contained my issues.'
Receipt Book (marked "Forward Register
") containing the receipts of the Assistant
iver Goneral at St. George's-the receipts
written by him in that book-of money paid
e to him under three heads, namely :
.) Colonial portion of the commissions on
oney orders.
) Stamp Revenue under that head.
) Unpaid postages and other items pertain-
no-g to the Colonial Quarterly Account.
formerly kept a Mails Received Book and a
s despatched Book. They were discontinued
12 years ago to the best of my memory.
mais received book contained copies of the
Biltreceived. The other contained the en-
ken from the blotter of Mails despatched.
better Book containing copies of letters dis-'
ed, which was discontinued about the same
ter that I only kept the original drafts
e Colonial Accour. Book,,. marked on'the
"Cash Book."

Bermuda Royal Gazette, Hamilton, Tuesday, July 1, 1879.

That was not a book furnished me officially.
It was exchanged by another department with
me. I got it from the late Assistant Receiver
Ger 1. I cant remember.what the book I gave
for it was.
8.-A book containing shipmasters' receipts, for
mails delivered to them.
The two mail books-despatched and received
mails-were discontinued because as the office work
increased it was found that the: Letter Bills and the'
original entries in the blotter were sufficient, and
further they were ruled for s. D., while in many
cases the entries are by weights.
The blotter did not, contain particulars .of Col
nial mails received. The Intercolonial Letter ]
were in the office until flie Monthly Account'
made uip, and then they were sent to Englat
No copies of them were kept. "
These accounts and vouchers were quite s
to enable me to make up my accounts at a t
I kept no cash book or book in the nat ,a
cash book.
I did not keep public money separate from ot er
My assistant, Mr. Boyle, chiefly did 'the account-
ing work. He made the calculations for the
Monthly Accounts.
I never made up one of the Monthly accounts.
If the method adopted 'in my office was wrong,
I certainly did not understand it.
I think I could have made it up. Mr. Boyle was
my private clerk. He was not employed or paid
by the Public.
He was with me about 6 years consecutively, ex-
cept one or two months when he was away.
'The Monthly Accounts with the Imperial Post
Office were formerly in iplicato-but of late years
in duplicate, and one has been forwarded and one
I always signed the original accounts.
I signed a Declaration at the foot of each that it
was correct-believing that they were correct.
And except as regards the small statements of.
errors I have no reason to suppose they were other-
I was not accustomed to sign the Duplicates.
The Declaration at foot of each account was
made before a Magistrate.
I was not accustomed to check the Monthly Ac-
counts with the vouchers before they. were des-
There was no other person employed about the
Accounts buti'my assistant, Mr. Boyle, except when
he was absent, when Mr. Bourne was. He had
also served-sometime in my office.
I never did compile those Monthly Accounts
my self.
The form of account wa.s changed sometime ago.
This new form was introduced for April, 1877.
There is a column for errors in the form on both
sides -debit and credit.
My supplies of Postage Stamps were obtained by
two ways, one by payment to the Colonial Secre-
tary, formerly to the Commissariat Office, accom-
panied by a requisition for Stamps to a like
amount -that is equal to the amount, paid.
Secondly, in exchange for Payments in cash to
the Assistant Receiver General, accompanied also
by a requisition for a like amount of Stamps-coun-
tersigned by the Assistant Receiver General-..
which I forwarded to the Receiver General to ob-.
tain a like amount in Stamps.' .
SI. received Stamps in exchange for nmy payments.
to the Colonial Secretary and Commissary on Impe-
rial Revenue Account, and also for that paid to the
Assistant Receiver on Colonial Revenue Account.
I got stamps for both. That was the only way I
got stamps.
All the Post Offices and Receiving Houses. were
supplied with stamps through me.
Postal Revenue includes everything entered in
this Account to the credit of the United Kingdbm.,
When making remittances to England through
the Commissariat or the Colonial Secretary I arrived
at no amounts by calculation-at no determination
by figures. My desire was to send sufficient to
cover all Imperial proportions due to the London
Office. .
Theer were sufficient books and' vouchers to pre-
pare-the accounts and of'course the amount due
might have been obtained from them.
There were, sufficient documents there to enable
me to odatermine.-what was due to the United King-
dom on Postal Revenue Account.
Q.-Then .'what prevented your arriving at the
right amount, due to the United Kingdom ? A. -
No plan was' given for it.
I knew that 15d. an oz. was to be accounted for
to the United Kingdom.
Q.-How did you determine what amount to re-
mit on Money Order Account ?

A.- I entered into no calculations by figures to'
arrive at that. I held and allowed the Hamilton
Office to hold sufficient money to meet the payment
of orders arriving from England.
If the amount remitted on Postal Revenue ac-
count was in excess of what it ought to have been
the sur plus was derived in this particular case from
two sources partly from Money Order Cash, partly
from p!'ivate Cash.
There was generally a balance due to the Impe-
rial Office on the two accounts together-but in
October 1878 there was a Credit of 82 and some
shillings due to the Colony.
Q.-If there was generally a balance due on
both accounts how could any part,of the remittance
be derived from private funds ?
A.-Because there was a reservation for Money
Orders which was generally' found too little to pay
the Money Orders coming out from England.
The balance of the Bermuda Accpunt on the
two funds was always against the Colony-almost
invariably-except in October 1878.
If there was not sufficient public money to pay
orders it must be met out of private funds.
If a simultaneous arrangement of accounts could
be arrived at it would be different.
I kept no separate Cash Account. I supplied the
deficiency from any money in 'hand. I kept my
own moneys and the Public moneys mixed together
'in one chest.
I used to keep a reserve in hand arising from

Money Order Money to meet Money Orders- drawn
on Bermuda sometimes that reserve was inadequate
to meet. Money Orders'drawin on Bermuda.
The issues and payments on that service in my
office were very small.
To Assistant Justice Harvey.-I allow that very
frequently ; no doubt there was a transfer of
money from one branch-the Money Order branch
-to the other, the Postal Revenue branch-in
making remittances-or making payment of any or-
r presented for payment.
At was a mixture of moneys.
.-How did you determine from time to time
t to remit 6on Postl' Revenue Account. ?
.-I followed the pi.ctice of former years.
Chief Justice.-Did you 'do it by guess work ?

Q.-Would the practice of over remitting on
ostal Revenue Account and under remitting on
,Money Order Account be to enable you to obtain
more stamps than you were entitled to ?
A.-Yes, a continuation of the practice would.
In the forms of Monthly Accounts.there is no dis-
tinction between Money Order remittances and
Postal Revenue remittances.
The Imperial Post Office did not suffer if it got
enough in the aggregate to meet both Accounts.
The obtaining of postage stamps in exchange for
Postal Revenue remittances was a matter of Colo-
nial Regulation.
It originated in the Colony without any instruc-
tion from England.
I was not required to submit any accounts to the
Colonial Secretary-nor to the Commissariat Office
--nor to the Receiver General.
Q.-What was the scope of the Receiver Gener-
al's connection with your office ?
A.-I did not even see the Receiver General-my
whole transaction with him and the Colonial Secre-
tary was through Mr. Ward the Postmaster at
I would send so much money to Mr. Ward to pay
to the Colonial Secretary on Revenue Account ac-
companied with a Requisition and Receipt in ad-
vance for stamps to that amount--v.hich Mr. Ward
would pay to the Secretary. Mr. Ward would
take the receipt to the Receiver General and receive
stamps for me to that amount.
Q.-What was the transaction on Money Order
Account with. the Colonial Secretary ?
A.-I sent Mr. Ward money-and he would take
the amount to the Colonial Secretary with a letter
from me and pay it to Mr. Webster on Money Or-
der Account, and Mr. Webster would transmit to
me a covering letter with a receipt specifying that
he had received it on Money Order Account.
My payments to Mr. Webster were not accom-
panied-by any statement of account.
I merely said on what account it was paid.
Those receipts for Money Order Payments I
kept i-n my own Office as vouchers on a file with a
needle and string.
The transaction with the Commissariat Office
was the same. I individually paid the money in
St. George's. A Requisition was made out to re-
ceive so much money on Revenue or Money Order
Account. I took the Requisition with the money
to him.
He would sign ibt in triplicate-retaining one ras
his voucher. Would take the other two--one of then
would be transmitted to England, and the other in
the case of Money Order Remittances retained by
In the case of Postal Revenue 'Remittances the
triplicate (or third) receipt was sent to thd Receiver
General on which I received the face" or amount
in stamps.
The course of Office routine was that I received
advices from the Accountant and Receiver General's
Office in London of remittances, but I did not check
them with the remittances.
The statement of errors would in ordinary course
shew if a remittance had failed, I have not of late
years observed that any remittance had failed.
I have not since the Colonial Secretary was the
channel of remittance become aware of any failure
of a remittance to go forward.
I rendered a Quarterly Account to the Receiver
General, namely a copy of the Account made 'up'in
the Quarterly Account Book marked Cash Book.'
Irrespective of Letter Bills and Monthly Accounts
I kept no account of Postal Revenue.
Q.-Did you keep aniy account of Money Orders
drawn on Bermuda ? .
A.-Only the sheets of advices filed-and these
are in Duplicate-an original and a press copy of
the Lists-which give the description of Money
Orders drawn.
By the term "advices" I mean the Lists. There
also would be advices which would be the counter-
foils of the orders.

The original order would remain in Hamilton
if paid there-and if not in St. Georges.
The Monthly Accounts comprised the transac-
tions of the entire Colony-St. George's as well as
The whole amount paid on Orders drawn on
Bermuda appeared in the Monthly Accounts-as
well as Orders drawn in Bermuda. [Monthly Ac-
counts for November, 1877, shewn by witness to
the Court to illustrate this.]
I made a distinction in making a remittance but
they did not make a distinction in acknowledging
the remittance.
The Quarterly remittance of Postal Revenue
Money is under a comparatively recent Colonial
Regulation. It must have been made about the
beginning of 1879. I don't find any proof here of
that [i.e. in the Monthly Accounts.]
The first Quarterly payment appears from this'
receipt to have been made in the March Quarter
I did not in the Monthly Accounts sent home un-
der the head "remittances" make any distinction be-
tv.ween Postal Revenue Remittance and Money Or-
der Remittance.
The next receipts are 8th May, 21st June, 23rd
July, 1st October, 3rd November, and 29th Decem-
ber, 1877.
Therefore the system of. Quarterly Remittances
must have commenced after 1877.
'I did not keep any Account by which I could
discover if there had -been an over;-remittance on

Postal Revenue Account. I had no account of that
sort in my Office.
That Regulation about Quarterly Remittances
must have been made about: the end of 1877.
Q.-I did not keep any account which would
shew you whether the remittances on Money Order
Account were over or under what they ought to
have been ?
A. --Of late years I did not keep an account shew-
ing what stamps had been received and how they
had been disposed of-not -for several years-not
since 1868 or 1869 to the best of my recollection.
Up to 1868 or 1869 I did keep an account of
-stamps received, but not how they were disposed of.
The mode of obtaining stamps that I have de-
scribed has been in vogue ever since 1870.
I was not in the habit of taking stock of the
stamps on hand periodically.
I- had a safe for my own exclusive use. Nobody
else went to it that I know of. It was a public
chest for my exclusive use.
It was not put there for me to put my own mo-
ney in-although I did put my own money in it.
It was put there for public purposes.
I kept the key of that exclusively to myself.
I kept the stock of stamps in that safe except the
issues to my assistant.
I issued stamps to him for sale.
He ,accounted usually for them after the expira-
tion of each quarter-a few days before the Com-
mittee of Accounts was expected. I mean the
Quarterly Committee on Post Office Accounts.
At times he held stamps and cash in varying
amounts-sometimes much more than at other
times-but of late the amounts of stamps and cash
were less than formerly.
Latterly the private vendors have sold stamps,
and consequently he sold less.
I used to deliver him the stamps with my own
I am not aware of any special circumstances
which would account for the revenue from stamp
sales being greater in~the first quarter of 1879 than
in the corresponding period of 1877 or 1878, if it
was so.
From time to time throughout the quarter I re-
plenished my assistant's stock as he required them.
To the Chief Justice.-You said he usually ac-
counted for the stamps-when the Committee was
coming-did he give you all the money remaining
in his hands ?
A.--He gave me the bulk of the money and the
Committee treated the stock remaining in his hands
as part of my stock.
Tf I had to state my..Post Office Accounts on
.Revenue Account with the Imperial Government
for the last five years the materials I should use
would' be:
1.-The Blotter containing the original entries of
mails despatched.
2.-The Letter Bills received from England and
Colonies of the United Kingdbm.
Those would give me sufficient information as
to mail matter, except as to remittances, for which
I should consult the receipts as to payments made
-the: receipts for remittances to England on Reve.
nue 4eeount,
Fd. the Money Order Account I should consult
my otn journal, the transactions of issues at
Hamilton Post Office, the sheets of advices received
during thatperiod of orders issued in the United
Kingdom-as to payments here-to be paid here.
.. ?Chief Justiee;-I had nothing to consult in the
way of remittances except the receipts for what I
actually paid on M1oney Order Account.
Chief Justice.-You could' have found out if you
had liked what amount was to be remitted on Mo-
ney: Oiader Account P
A.-The information could have been gotten, but
I did anot get it.
Witness continues.-I should also for making up
the Mpney Order Account have consulted the re-
ceipts for remittances on Money Order Account.
That, would be quite sufficient for a statement of
that account.
For' my Colonial Accounts I should use the same
Letter Bills,'---the ship letter receipts,-extra post-
ages,-conveyances of special mails,-the blotter of
mails despatched. That would be all that was re-
quired for making up my Postal Revenue Account.
For Money Order Commissions I should consult
the Mioney Order Journal again and also the trans-
actions with the Hamilton Office-that would be all.
The Imperial Postal Revenue Account could not
b'e completely made up without the Intercolonial
Letter Bills which were not in my office as they were
sent home.
The advances in Mr. Boyle's hands would amount
to 80 or I100 during a quarter-before the issue
of stamps to private vendors-but latterly he has
not had near that amount.

The issue of stamps to private vendors appears to
have commenced in December 1876 in Hamilton,
but in St. George's in March 1877.
It .was the sale through private vendors in St.
George's not that in Hamilton that affected my as-
sistant's sales.
I had no means in my office of detecting the
casual loss of stamps, if they had been lost. I
kept no check whatever on them, except the little
book in which I entered stamps issued to Mr.
Boyle, but I was not over-careful with that.
If any quantity had been stolen I had no means
of detecting it.
I could not because I kept no strict check on
The stamps came to me from Mr. Ward. I did
.not check the quantity when 1 received them. I
had no reason to doubt Mr..Ward's honesty.
After they came to my hands they might pass
through Mr. Boyle's hands-before I put them into
my chest.
After they oncepassed into my chest they passed
through no hands but my own to my knowledge.
Mr. Boyle counted them in nine cases out of ten
before they were submitted to the Quarterly Com-
He generally counted them in the next room.
He generally marked on the back of each deno-
mination the aggregate-with a list on a piece of
waste paper of the particulars.
I first became ,aware that it was supposed that
there was a deficit in my stamp account in the lat-

ter part of November or December last. I then had
a statement of account forwarded to me by the
Colonial Secretary. I left that statement in my
office. It must have been dated the 5th or 13th
December-the 5th I think.
I last saw it on the morning of the 14th Decem-
ber in the Post Office at St. George's, and to the
best of my recollection I left it in a bundle on the
left of my seat in the office.
I left all papers belonging to the Post Office.
I believe I left that particular paper.
I took from the Post Office a parcel of private
securities and of deeds.
I know that I left it because I know that I did
not take it away.
I can't say positively that it was in the parcel
with an indiarubber band, but I am sure it was left
in Ithe Post Office. I am not quite sure it was in
that parcel.
The only document I have in my possession re-
lating to Post Office matters is a series of questions
which I received when I was at home.
I did examine the statement with the vouchers
-the Imperial Accounts-Monthly Accounts-for
the years 1876, 1877 and the first nine months of
As far as I examined those accounts they sup-
ported the statement furnished me by the Colonial
It shewed the difference between the remittance
on the two accounts-Money Order and Revenue.
Subsequently when a Committee visited the office-
on the 14th December-that Account was not sub-
mitted to the Committee-at least I did not sub-
mit it-but they had a series of questions.
On the first visit of the same Committee I think
it was that my Assistant checked the statement.
Mr. Turner asked me to make a deduction.
I did so.
I called Mr. Boyle and told him he was more fa-
miliar with the Imperial Accounts than I was and
he had better do it.
I was asked-as to some calculation-how to ar-
rive at a Revenue Remittance, and asked my As-
sistant to make the culculation.
He did so-as far as I recollect on the top-the
inside-of the box containing the keys of the locked
Mr. Boyle's calculation on that occasion didn't
amount to anything.
Mr. Boyle did work out on a piece of waste pa-
per-some days before the 14th-the Money Order
Remittances and the Postal Revenue Remittances.
He went much further back than those 2 years
and nine months.
Look at this paper. This is a paper memoran-
dum in Mr. Boyle's handwriting-but not the paper
I spoke of.
The only memorandum that I saw Mr. Boyle
make on the day that the Committee was there on
the top of the box-when Mr. Harvey and Mr.
Tynes were present, but I alluded to a statement
made up by Mr. Boyle on thin paper some days
before the 14th of December.
I don't recollect seeing this document before.
These Documer Q inmyhand [A] are the Month-
ly Accounts for the year 1875. They are complete
for that year.
These Documents [B] are Triplicate Receipts of
the Commissariat for Money paid in by me from
27th January, 1875, to 27th December, 1875, on
Money Order Account.
These [C] are Triplicate Commissariat Receipts
[of the old form C.] for money paid in on Revenue
Account from 20th January, 1875, to 1st Decem-
ber, 1875.
The Receipts B and C, have'my signature on the
face of them.
These [D] are the Monthly Accounts for 1876.
These [EJ are Triplicate Receipts from the Com-
missariat for Money Order Amounts from 13th
January, 1876, to 28th December, 1876.
These [F] are Triplicate Receipts from the Com-
missariat for Money paid in on Revenue Account
from 1st February, 1876, to 5th December, 1876.
This Requisition dated 31st January, 1876, is not
accompanied by the Commissariat Receipt but it is
no doubt all right-that's my handwriting-I spoke
of it as the 1st of February. The proper form
may have dropped off the file. No doubt I got
stamps for that-no doubt whatever about that.
These [Gi are the Monthly Accounts for 1877.
These [H] are Triplicate Receipts from Commis-
sariat and Receipts from Colonial Secretary for
money paid on Money Order Account from 8th
January, 1877, to 27th December, 1877, from Com-
missary from 8th January, 1877, to 24th Septem-
ber, 1877, and from Colonial Secretary from 4th
October to 27th December, 1877.
These [I] are Requisitions for Postage Stamps
for moneys paid into Commissariat for Revenue

Account from 6th March, 1877, to 29th December,
These [J] are the Monthly Accounts for first
9 months of 1878.
These [K] are the Receipts from Colonial Secre-
tary on Money Order Account from 23rd January,
1878, to 16th September, 1878.
These [L] are the Receipts from Colonial Secre-
tary for moneys on Revenue Account from 30th
March, 1878, to 1st October, 1878.
These [M] are the Monthly Accounts for 1874.
These [N] are seven letters containing advices to
the Colonial Secretary to remit so much money, the
advices of remittances on Revenue Account from
29th March, 1878, to 28th September, 1878, and
some on Money Order Account.
By the expression Form C.," I mean a form
which was formerly used by the Post Office with
the Commissariat Department--a Requisition to
receive Cash-on both Accounts-when both went
through the channel of the Commissariat.
It was afterwards restricted to Remittances on
Revenue Account.
In my letters to Receiver General I quoted Form
C." and in those letters that expression always re-
lates to Remittances on Revenue Account.
Q.-Refer to this Summary [0] of amounts due
and amounts remitted to United Kingdom on both
accounts for the. year 1875 and check it by the
amounts given in the Monthly Accounts [A] for
[Witness checked the Summary 0. with the
Monthly Accounts for 1875 [A.] and continued.]
This Abstract [0.] for 1875 is correct-and it is
correctly abstracted from A.
The additions in this Abstract 0. are correct.
The totals are as follows :

Postages due to the United Kingdom 643 10 1l
to Bermuda 379 5 74
Remittances 2726 10 5
Money Order due to United Kingdom 2844 6 3
to Bermuda 385 8 7
Witness then checked the Summary or Abstract
[P.] with the Monthly Accounts for 1876 [D] and
The additions in this Abstract [P.] are correct,
and it is correctly abstracted from [D.]
Referring to the Summary or Abstract for 1875
(marked 0) it appears that
The amount placed to the credit of the
United Kingdom for Postages in 1875

was 643 10 11
To the credit of the Colony 379 5 71

The difference being 264 4 5j
which balance (264 4/51) represents, I presume,
all that was due to the United Kingdom on Postage
account for 1875. It has been compared with the
Monthly Accounts. i
These Receipts (C) shew that the amount remi#f
ted to the United Kingdom on Postage Account inl
1875 was 386 10 5
The amount due was 264 4 51

The balance being 122 5 111
That 122 5/11 represents an excess of remittance
on Postal Revenue Account to the United Kingdom
beyond what was actually due on that account in
The Summary B shews that there was remitted to
England on Money Order Account in 1875 2,340.
That there was due to England on
Money Order Account 2,844 6 3
Due to the Colony on Money Order
Account 885 8 7

Balance on Money Order Account
due the United Kingdom
Deduct the remittances

Short remitted on Money Order
Account in 1875

} 2,458 17 84
2,340 0 0

118 17 8

The Monthly Accounts for 1874 shew that the
balance due the United Kingdom at the end of 1874
and brought forward in the Monthly Account of
January 1875, was 140 12/11.
The Summary P for 1876 shews
The amount to the credit of the United
Kingdom for Postages in 1876 734 11 6j
To credit of the Colony for do. do. 409 6 0j

Leaving balance on Postage Ac-
count due to United Kingdom f

325 5 6

These Receipts (F) shew that the remittances to
the United Kingdom on Postage Account in 1876
were 390 0 0
The amount due was 325 5 6

64 14 6
This amount (64 14/6) was remitted in excess
of what should have been remitted on Postal Re"
venue Account in 1876.
These Commissariat Receipts (E) shew that the
remittances to the United Kingdom on Money Or-
der Account in 1876 were 1,801.
The amount due the United Kingdom
on Money Order Account in 1876
was as shewn by the Summary of
Monthly Accounts marked P 2,336 1 61
The amount due to Bermuda on same
account 455 15 8

Balance due the United Kingdom 1
on Money Order Account 1,880 5 10
Deducting the amount remitted 1,801 0 0

The under remittance to United King-
dom on Money Order Account in
1876 was 79 5 101

The Abstract or Summary Q shews
The amount to the credit of the Unit.
ed Kingdom on Postage Account in
1877 was 682 15 6j
To the credit of the Colony do. 412 2 61

Leaving balance on Postage Ac- 270
count due to the United Kingdom 270 13 0

SThese Commissariat Receipts (I) shew that the
remittances to the United Kingdom on Postal Re-
venue Account in 1877 were 570 0 0
The amount due do. was 270 13 0

Making the balance over remit-
ted on Postage Account in 1877 299 7 0

These Commissariat Receipts (H) shew that the
amount remitted to the United Kingdom on Money
Order Account in 1877 were 1,534.
The amount due to the United King-
dom on Money Order Account in
1877 was 2,247 9 9
The amount due to Bermuda on same
account 546 3 1

Balance due the United Kingdom on
Money Order Account 1,701 6 8
Deducting the amount remitted 1,534 0 0

Leaving balance under remitted on 167 6 8
Money Order Account in 1867 167 6 8_

The Abstract or Summary R. for the first 9 months
of 1878 shews
The amount to the credit of the United
Kingdom on Postage account for 1st
9 months of 1878 493 1 61
To the credit of the Colony for same
period 288 14 6j

Balance due on Postage Ac- 1
count to United Kingdom ] 204 6 11
These Colonial Secretary's Receipts marked L
shew that the remittances to the United Kingdom
on Postage Account during the same period were
430 0 0
The amount due being 204 6 l

Leaving the amount over remitted 1 225 13 0
,on Postal Revenue Account

These Receipts shew that the re-
mittances to the United Kingdom
on Money Order Account during
the first 9 months of 1878 were 857 16 5

The amount due to the United King-
dom on Money Order Account dur-
ing that period was 1,439 6 4
Amount due to Bermuda on same acct. 457 16 9

Balance due to th& United Kingdom
on Money Order Account
Deducting the amount remitted

981 9
857 16

I am aware that stamps have been issued by the
Receiver General to private vendors. They are
shewn in this Colonial Account Book. They are
issued direct in the first instance by the Receiver
Gercral to the vendors. The Receiver General
hands,them over to me and I to the vendors and I
take their receipts for the same; or in case of
Hamilton of course Mr. Ward would do it. As far
as I have been told that was always done so. I
believe that many years ago some were sold by the
Receiver General direct. That does not affect this
question. Those amounts of issues to private ven-
dors do not enter into my floating stamp capital.
I did not intend to say that I became responsible
for the supplies through private vendors for
stamps passing through their hands. That system
was still in vogue when I left the office, but the
stocks were called in.
If an English letter postage were actually 1/
I was charged 1/3-that is by weight.
To S. B. Gray.-I got stamps back for the extra
3d. As I charged myself with it in Postal Revenue
Account with the United Kingdom.

Balance under remitted on Money I
Order Acct. during this period 123 13 2

For all those remittances on Postal Revenue Ac-
unt stamps were received by me from the Public
asury-on all payments and remittances on
lal Revenue Account. The sums paid by me to
assistant Receiver General were for Colonial
Account. For them I got stamps as well.
examined by R. D. Darrell for Defendant.-
accounts relative to Imperial Postal
Shad a postal 'account with the Colony
m artery.
Tha ed of:
(1. portion of Commissions due to the Colo-
.;, *y on Money Order transactions.
(2.) Usually composed of 3 items on either side
-debit and credit.
Dr. Side-A., Credit Stock of Stamps.
B., Remittances to the United King.
C., Stamps for Revenue. [dom.
Cr. Side-A., By Credit Stock of Stamps.
B., Remittances to the United King-
C., Stamps for Revenue. [dom.
A is the same amount on each side of the ac-
count-the credit stock of stamps.
B is the same amount on both sides the account
-Remittances to United Kingdom.
C is the same amount on both sides of the ac-
count being the amounts paid to Assistant Receiver
Q.-Chief Justice.-Does B. represent the whole
remittance to England on both accounts F
A.-No; on Postal Revenue Account only.
In the 3rd Account
(3).-The first item is on the Debit side.
A. Paid for Special Messengers.
B. Gratuities to Masters of private ships.
C. Exemptions from Inland Postage.
D. Missent and redirected letters.
E. Balance due to Colony and paid to Receiver
On Credit side:
A. Postages to the credit of the Colony on un-
paid letters received from the United King-
B. Postage on ship letters by private ships to
Bermuda. B on Dr. side goes against this.
C. Postage on unpaid letters from British Pos-
sessions and other countries.
D. Extra Postages-which is a charge-accru-
ing on private ship letters-due to Receiver
The balance on the debit side was due to the Co-
lony. Extra postages arise from postage from let-
ters by private ships over and above the master's
As to Commissions due to Colony on Money Or-
der transactions-that is paid in cash to the As-
sistant Receiver General-and that account was
wound up thereby.
This Commission has nothing to do with the mo-
ney Order Account or Postal Revenue Account.
The Commission on Orders drawn in Bermuda is
divided between the Colony and the United King-
dom. The United Kingdom proportion enters into
the Money Order account in the Monthly Accounts.
It does not affect the general results. It actually
enters into the Monthly Accounts. It is a very
small amount that goes to the United Kingdom.
It really does not affect the question we have been
going into.
The credit stock of stamps is supposed to repre-
sent the entire floating stock of stamps belonging
to the Colony. That amount is 523 15/11. That
amount is kept up. by payments under two heads:
(1). Moneys remitted to the United Kingdom on
Postal Revenue Account.
(2). Moneys repaid in the Colony on Postal Re-
venue Account,
which I invariably paid to the Assistant Receiver
General. I had to account for all stamps issued by
the Receiver General. I was responsible for all the
stamps in circulation. All the stamps issued by
the Receiver General were not issued on my requi.
sition. Some were issued by the Receiver General
to private vendors. If a stamp was put on a letter
which went to England I had to account for that
stamp in my account with the United Kingdom.
If the letter weighed an ounce and had a shilling
stamp on it I should have to account to the United
Kingdom for 1/3 on that letter in the Imperial ac-
count. If a letter passes through my office with a
stamp not issued on my requisition I should have to
account for it-just as much so as a stamp supplied
under my requisition. If stamps were issued to
private vendors through the Receiver General I
should have to account for them on their passing
through my office.

Q.c-Did the Abstracts 0, P, Q, R, embrace .
that was material to the Postal Revenue Accou
and Money Order Account ? A.--I think th
embraced the whole. They embrace the whole r
sults of the Monthly Accounts.
To what extent did the Committee of the Assei
bly audit your accounts ? They checked the En
lish Letter Bills with the Entries in the Colon
Account Current andthhe Book of Receipts for m
ney paid to the Assistant Receiver General. Th
also looked at the Statement of Commissions
Money Orders, but they did not check that with t
Journal or Lists. There was nothing but the Le
ter Bills except the Monthly Accounts for them
compare-and the Monthly Accounts they did r
refer to.
They also counted the stock of Stamps-1 thi:
their labours used to end there. The Committ(
without referring to the Money Order Journal
Lists could not ascertain whether the entry of M
ney Order Commissions was correct. The Commiti
did not audit the Money Order transactions at al
Q.--Did the Committees ascertain whether t
remittances to'England on Money Order AccoI
or Postal Revenue Account were correct. A.
They did not.
Q.--Did they have any means of ascertain
whether all the Stamps drawn from the Becei
General were accounted for? A.-No they
Q.-Was their audit sufficient to shew ac
rately whether the amount of Cash in your ha.
was the real amount due to tbe Colony ? A.
was not.
To Chief Justice.-The public money wa',not k
separate from other money.
Q.-Was the Committee aware as far as came
your knowledge that the amount of your indebt
ness to the Colony could not be ascertained by
Committee without auditing the Imperial as well
the Colonial Account? A.-Not that I am aw
Q.-The Committee never did audit the Impc
al Accounts, did it ? A.-It never did.
I have been called upon by the Governor

The supplies to private:vendors were issued f
a separate credit allowed for that purpose. I c
not be a loser by the issue to private vendors.
can't be a loser by the 1/3 postage charged on
ounce weight of letters instead of 1/, as I ge
back. The expression "Remittances to Englan
in the Colonial account covers the revenue due
the United Kingdom. Remittances to Englan
in Colonial Account Book mean the remittances
England of the Imperial proportion due to
United Kingdom as postages. These remittance
to England are embraced in the Monthly Accoun
Q.-r-In the 3rd account explain "Postages
unpaid letters"-the first item on the credit side
the third account.
S. B. Gray inquires whether this is elevant.
amounts to an equitable set off if anything. The
is no set off pleaded.
R. D. Darrell.-The thing is that Mr. Thieshas a
counted for and paid over unpaid postage twi
over. The bond is for the paying over.
Chief Justice.-The breach alleged is that ]
Thies ought to have remitted correctly on both a
counts. What can postages on unpaid letters ha
to do with that ?
Chief Justice.-Mr. Darrell you seek to shew th
Mr. Thies ought to have got some money ba
which he did not get back from the Receiver Gei
eral-that he was out of pocket-on another hea.
In fact it is a set-off which is not pleaded.
R. D. Darrell.-I couldn't plead a set-off.
Chief Justice.-I should be inclined generally t
let a party put in evidence at his peril and let th
other party move afterwards-but I really don't se
ho w it affects this issue. Mr. Darrell what is i
that you propose to show ?
R. D. Darrell. -That Mr. Thies has not actually
received certain amounts-namely, '" unpaid post
ages"-which is a part of the '" Postal Revenue Ac
count" remitted to the United Kingdom. He pay
the whole unpaid postage to the Receiver General;
Chief Justice.-How can that possibly affect th
question ? He paid it twice and received it twice,
and he gets stamps in exchange. You don't lose b;
that, Mr. Thies, do you ?
J. H. Thies.-I'm under the impression I do.
Chief Justice.-It really has nothing to do wit]
this question. I don't think it is admissible.
Cross-examination continued.
Q.-You said it was your desire to send sufficient
money to cover all Imperial proportions due to tli
Imperial office. Did you go into the Monthly Ac
counts to ascertain what was due on Imperial Re
venue Account? A.-No, I did not. When
made the remittances I did not know what was du
on Revenue Account by the Monthly Accounts.
To Chief Justice.-I had the implements--t
means-of ascertaining it, but I did not compa
the accounts.
Witness continues.-The Abstracts or Summari
0, P, Q, R, embrace the main transactions of t
Revenue and Money Order Account. I had n
seen them before I saw them in Court.
My accounts were audited in Bermuda. In B
muda they were supposed to be audited quarter
but frequently it went much over the quarter. Th
weie audited by a Committee of the House of A
sembly. In England they were audited monti
in the Receiver and Accountant General's Offi
The Committee of the Assembly only audited
Quarterly Accounts. They have been frequent
audited of late years. The Committee has invar
bly reported that they approved of them. The Co
mittee have not complained to me of their bei
incorrect. As far as I know the Imperial office h
been satisfied with my accounts. I have not be
called on by the Governor in Council, the Coloni
Secretary, or the Receiver General to state my
Q.-Have either of those expressed any disa
probation of your mode of keeping your account
Witness.-Up to what date ?
R. D. Darrell.-Up to September last year.
Witness.-No they have not.
Has any objection been made by the Imper
authorities to your mode of remitting ? Not of h
-either as to the amount or form.
Are you aware that you are in arrears to the pu
lie to a large amount ? I am not.
Re-examined by the Attorney General.-In my C
lonial Account Book remittances to England
Revenue Acccount appeared on both sides of t
accounts and the entries balanced each other.

Council to make an explanation of alleged errors in
my account.
I discovered a discrepancy-that is, that too
much money during the 2 last years and 9 months
has been remitted on Revenue Account and too
little on Money Order Account.
Q.- Could the Committees you have spoken of
have discovered that if they had gone into accounts ?
A.-I doubt that they would very much-They had
Lo eans-I did'nt discover it myself.
As I understand the accounts I don't think it
made any difference in a pecupiary point of view
to the Imperial Office whether I remitted correctly
on the separate Accounts. That Office was not out
of pocket at all if 1 did under-remit on the one ac-
count provided I over-remitted on the other. As
far as I examined the accounts submitted to me by
the Governor and Council-for 2 years and 9
months-they agreed with the statements I have
seen and proved here in Court.
Q.-To what extent did you account for the
stamps received by you when the Committee au-
dited the accounts? A.-I accounted for 523
15/11 in stamps on hand-Cash-and stock in
hands of subordinate offices. The Committee adopted
that as the amount I had to account for on credit
stock of the Post Office.
Q.-Chief Justice.-When you got stamps and
vouchers and money up to 523 15/11 you consid-
(icd you were discharged of your obligations, did
you not ? A.-Of my obligation in Bermuda-sub-
ject to my indebtedness of the Imperial Post Office.
As to the Vouchers the Committee did not have the
original receipts-Icould'nt find them-but they satw
the requisitions. They did not always examine the
'requisitions from the local offices. They did not
inform themselves whether Stamps had been drawn
beyond the 523 15/11.
To Foreman of Jury.-Did you keep your books
as your predecessors did ?
The system was very different at that time. It
was altered 3 or 4 times. Stamps and Money Or-
ders were not in use at that time. I was the first
Postmaster General of Bermuda.
To Assistant Justice Barvey.-The effect of my
over remitting on Revenue Account was that I got
more Stamps than I was entitled to by drawing
back stamps on that form of Remittances.
To Juror.-I was not aware that I was getting
more stamps than I was entitled to.
To S. B. Gray.-The statement of Account goes
to shew that I did get more than I was entitled to.
I am not aware by personal accounting that I did.
The accounts proved in Court carry that inference
with them.
Q.-What is the reason you were not'aware of it
before ? A.-Because I did not compare the ac-
counts-and did not know the amount of remit-
tance on revenue account.
To Assistant Justice Trimingham.-At the foot of the
Monthly Account there is a note that I am to remit
by the Mail which carries the account. But the Co-
lonial Regulation required me to remit Quarterly on
Revenue Account. It could not be remitted by the
same Mail. I was not in a position to remit by
same Mail.
WILLIAM JAMES BOYLE, Sworn:--Live in St-
George's. Was Clerk to Mr. Thies. I was his own
private Clerk. I was Clerk prior to 1874 and to the
end of September 1878-and after that. I used to
make out the Imperial Monthly Accounts. I made
out these Accounts marked M. The Imperial
Monthly Accounts for 1874. I was in the Office in
December 1874. I may have made out the origi-
nal. Mr. Bourne was assisting me at that month.
I made out the original. Mr. Bourne seems to have
copied it. I made them all out for 1874 with the
exception of a month when I was away. I was
away in October, November and part of December
1874. I can't positively say whether he made
them out for October, November or December but he
may have left them until my return. I returned be-
fore the end of December. The .ornthly Account
for December could not have been iide out before
the end of the month. I should probably have
made it out for December. I expect I made it up
for the month of December. I have not much doubt
about it.
I made out these Duplicate Monthly Accounts
marked A. for the year 1875-some of them. I
was in Bermuda during all of 1875. These from
August to December are in my handwriting. I
believe I made them all out. I have no recollection
of Mr. Bourne making any out. From January to
July these seem to be in his handwriting. These
are all Duplicates. The originals all go to Eng-
land. I made out the Monthly Accounts during
1876. 1 was away in part of September, October,
November and part of December, 1876. In No-

vember the Duplicate is in my handwriting. I
think Mr. Bourne made out the September Account.
I made out the October, November and December
accounts on my return. The Monthly Accounts
for 1877, all are in my handwriting. These are
Duplicates. I made out all the Monthly Accounts
for 1877. I made out all these Monthly Accounts
for 1878. Mr. Bourne used to write for Mr. Thies oc-
casion.liv and sometimes I would get him to do the
copyii ork. I made out the Monthly Accounts
ff o i the Letter Bills received for the United King-
d~A, and the Letter Bills received from the Dominion
of Canada and the West Indies, the Mail Des-
patch Book kept in the Office containing entries of
all Mails despatched from the Colony to places
abroad-(entries in which were made sometimes by
me and sometimes by Mr. Thies), the Money Or-
der Journal-of Orders issued-the Money Order
Lists-and sometimes from a statement of errors-
a slip of paper received from the United Kingdom
containing corrections of errors which appeared in
the foregoing Monthly Account. It was generally
very trifling. That's all that was necessary for the
Imperial Account. I calculated the Money Order
Commission for the Imperial Monthly Accounts.
Q.- Who made out the Colonial Account ?
A.-I made out the ship letter Account and the
Money Order Commission Account. The other state-
ment of Account with the Public Treasury was made
out by Mr. Thies. That embraced the Remittances
made to England on Revenue Account. Stamp Re-
venue i.e. cash paid into Treasury for Stamps. That
Account embraced unpaid postages. I made out that
unpaid postage Account. I calculated the postages
unpaid received from the United Kingdom. Mr.
Thies I believe made out the requisitions for stamps.
I did not. I did not have any part in making out
any account for regulating remittances to England.

My part of the transaction with stamps was that I
would receive a certain amount of Stamps from Mr.
Thies to sell. I accounted for them generally Quar.
terly or nearly so. I kept a memo. book which he
gave me to keep an account in. He may have looked
over it occasionally. I did not render any account of
sales. The memo. book should shew the amount of
stamps received. Mr. Thies kept a memo. book too.
The amounts in my hands ranged from 30 up to
X lO for three months. Mr. Bourne would sell
theLn sometimes. Mr. This would supply me with
a certain amount of stamps. Mr. Thies sometimes
sold them out of my box. The sales at St. Georges
Post Office ranged from 30 to 100 in the quarter.
When I paid him stamp cash I handed hi iece
of paper sewing what was due. Q.-D' n
check your stock ? A.-Not that I k
book would shew the balance I had in
my statement for the balance I ha
was not in the babit of checking
book. Q.-Did any other money
hands but stamp money ? A.-M
for Orders issued. I sometimes
Orders drawn on Bermuda. t
was kept while I was in the rs
paid. Of Money Orders iss ot
that from the Lists sent fro ere
were advices so called received b e-
cessary to refer to them.
I can't say whether when I was
Money Orders issued my cash was chece
try in the Money Order issue Book-'r-
der Issue Book would shew. I paid i ys im-
mediately. Mr. Thies principally kept e Money
Order Issue Book. I was in the office when a
Committee consisting of Mr. Turner, Mr. Tynes
and Mr. Harvey visited the office-twice. Q.-Did
you then see a statement of alleged errors in the
remittance account ? A.-I don't remember to have
seen any statement. I was requested by Mr. Thies
to check-to make some subtractions.
Q.-Did you make out this paper marked S ?
A.-This ia my handwriting.
I was asked to check two columns-I believe I
was called by Mr. Thies-and I was asked to make
a subtraction of what was to the credit of the Co-
lony from what was to the credit of the United
Kingdom on the Imperial Monthly Accounts. I
was asked to subtract the one column from the
other. I got the materials for this general calcu-
lation from the Recapitulation Table-from the
Monthly Accounts. Q.-Check your own paper of
calculations (S) with the Monthly accounts ? A.-I
first only made the subtractions. The aggregates are
correct by this statement-[Witness checks the va-
rious months by the Monthly Accounts for 1878
and finds them correct.]
The totals are for I4. 9 months of 1878.
On Postal Revenue Account, due Uni-
ted Kingdom 204 6 11
i' Remitted
United Kingdom 430 0 0
I made out thiq paper S from the Monthly
Accounts when the Committee was there. It agrees
with R-the summary proved by Mr. Thies. The
results are the same-The details are worked out
in a different way. I can't say whether at Mr.
Thies's request, I did check the statement with
the Colonial Secretary's Receipts. I have no re-
collection of checking them at all. I have no re-
collection of Mr. Thies telling me to check the Co-
lonial Secretary's statement with the receipts in the
office-the day the Committee were in the office.
I may have checked it before-I checked the state-
ment forwarded by the Colonial Secretary with the
totals in the Monthly Accounts. I believe I also
checked it with the Receipts in the office-before
the Committee, Mr. Harvey, Mr. Tynes and Mr.
Turner-was there. I found them agree-I believe
I found an error of 60 in one. There were sever-
al accounts. It was I think an error in the calcu-
lation of the form C. in the total amounts of re-
mittances in the Quarterly Account Book. The
error was in the form C. It was a difference
between the Quarterly Account Book and the Se-
cretary's statement of account. I don't know which
was right. Q.-Was the error in the making the
amount remitted by form C too large or too small.
A. -I have no recollection. I don't know for which
year it was. It was an error in the amount of Re-
mittances on Revenue Account to the United King-
dom. The amount entered in the Quarterly Ac-
count Book must have been taken from the Receipts
1 suppose.
J. H. THIIES recalled by the Court.-The entry
of "Remittances per form C" represents the sum
actually remitted during the Quarter-in the Quar-
terly Colonial Account.

WILLIAM JAMES BOYLE, continues.- Witness
check the summary T of balance of Errors for 1875
by A-month by month. The errors may arise from
our making a packet 14 oz. here and they may make
it 141 on the other side-or there may be a mistake
in the calculation in the money order. The state-
ments of Errors in Money Order account enter in-
to the next Monthly Account. If the Imperial
Post Office make it half an ounce more than
we make it they would charge the half ounce
back as an error. That summary agrees with
the statements of Errors. Money Order Remit-
tances should have nothing to do with Reve-
nWe errors. An error may arise from weighing the
sl ring of a parcel of letters. We never check mails
here-we take their weight for it. The error is
sometimes in favor of the Colony and sometimes
against it. If everybody wrote up to half an
ounce the credit stock of stamps would fail.
I make the balance of errors for 1875 in favor of the
United Kingdom 12 10/4. A money order appears
to have been advised twice. I don't know whether
it was entered in any statement of errors. That 3
must be an error. If there was an error in either
account it would be corrected in a subsequent ac-
count. In the course of the year there can't be any
great amount of error.
[Witness checks the balances of Errors in the
Summary T with Monthly Accounts for 1876 and
finds that the Balance on the whole is against the
United Kingdom and in favor of the Colony is 15
The Balance of Errors don't affect the results.
At the end of 1876 there would be an actual
Balance of Errors against the United Kingdom of
15 15/3j.
[Witness checks the statement of balances of er-

rors with Monthly Accounts of 1877, and finds the
Balances of Errors in 1877 in favor of the United
Kingdom 4 0/6.]
[Witness checks the statement of Balances of Er-
rors for 1st 9 months of 1878, with the monthly
accounts and finds the Balance of Errors for 1st 9
months of 1878, is in favor of Colony 4 2/7.]
The Summary of 3 years and 9 months .makes a
balance of errors of 3 7/01 in favor of the Colony
for the 3 years 9 months.
To Chief Justice.-The Imperial Post Office would
not include the short remittances on Money Order
Account or over-remittances on the Revenue Ac-
count in any Statement of Errors. They don't call
that an error. I never noticed that in any State-
ment of Errors."
Cross-examined by R. D. Darrell.-When I paid
r. Thies money on stamp account I balanced my
ook. He could have looked at it-I don't know
at he did. I tol 1 Lim how much I had in hand.
in stamps and change. The book was in sue
place that Mr. Thies could refer to it at anq
When I paid him the cash I handed him a,
at the same time. When Mr. Thies or Mr.
sold stamps they put the money in the same
where I put my cash-the box I kept for stamn
cash. Sometimes Mr. Thies or Mr. Bourne sold
my stamps, and they put the cash in my box. They
made no entry in my book. I didn't keep my pri-
vate money in that box.
These Monthly Accounts are duplicates. I cant
say whether each one of them was compared with
the original.
ChiefJustice.-If they were compared they proba-
bly were right; if not it was a great breach of duty.
Witness continues.
I don't suspect any of them were compared with
the originals. They were copied from them, I
don't know that they were afterwards compared.
The originals go to England. The originals are
not sent sometimes to England before the dupli-
cates are made out that I know of.
To Chief Justice.-I have no reason to think the
originals are ever sent before the duplicates are
made oat.
Q.-Are the Monthly Accounts at once made out
in original ? A.-All that I ever made I made out
in the original at once. I have no recollection of
making them out in the rough first.
am Colonial Secretary of Bermuda. Since October
1877 it has been my duty to make remittances to
England on Post Office Account. The remittances
were received by me in cash from the Post Master
General generally through the Post Master at Ham-
ilton-with a notification fromjthe Post Master Gen-
eral of the amount to be forwarded to the Post Of-
fice in England.
These papers [N] are some of the advices that
I received from the Post Master General-with re-
mittances from the Post Master General. There
are 6 altogether, and a letter of 1st April, 1878,
some accompanying Remittances on Money Order
Account and some on Revenue Account. When
I received remittances from the Post Master Gene-
ral i was always informed by him on what service
the remittance was made. On receiving the remit-
tances I gave the Post Master General a printed
form of Receipt. There were 2 kinds of Receipts.
One for Money Order Money. One for Revenue
money. I paid the money into the Commissariat
Chest for transmission to the Post Office.
These (K) are the receipts given by me to the
Postmaster General on Money Order Account.
These (L) are the Receipts given by me to him
for moneys paid in on Revenue Account.
Except as the channel for remitting money I had
nothing to do with the Post Office accounts. 1 had
no means of ascertaining whether the remittances
made through me were correct. The vouchers I re-
tained in my office for the receipts I gave were the
butts of the receipts themselves. These butts contain
the date of the payment, the amount, and whether
on Money Order or Revenue Account. The re-
ceipts and the butts were counterparts of each
other as far as those items are concerned. The
receipts were torn off and given to the Postmaster
General and I retained the butts. These butts are
all in my own handwriting. I went into office as
Colonial Secretary about the beginning of August,
1877. The Post Office remittances first began to
pass through my hands on 4th October, 1877, but
the arrangement came into effect on 1st October.
They had formerly been taken to the Commissary.
The last payment made to me by Mr. Thies appears
by this butt to have been made on 11th Dec. 1878.

Cross-Examined by R. D. Darrell. -The money was
paid by me to the Commissariat for remittance to
the Crown Agents on account of the Imperial
Post Office. In paying to the Commissariat no dis-
ti action was made, but I wrote to the Crown Agents
forwarding the receipt given me by the Commissa-
riat requesting them to pay to the Imperial Post
Office on the account on which it had been received
by me from the Post Master General. I advised on
what account it had been paid to me. I did not
obtain a Treasury Bill for the amount. I did not,
prior to 30th September, 1878, apply to the Post
Master General for an account that I remember.
I applied to him for an explanation on 1st April,
1878, when he made to me his first payment on Re-
venue Account. He gave the information. In
September, 1878, I applied to him for a statement
of Remittances but that had reference to a totally
distinct matter and had nothing to do with this
question. [Letter of J. H. Thies to Colonial Sec-
retary of 1st April 1878, read.] I had no information
when I received the first remittance and I wrote
for an explanation. That was the first transaction
I had with Mr. Thies on Revenue Account.
Q.-Besides that prior to 30th September did you
apply to the Post Master General for any state-
ment of account ? A.-No, except as I have stated
for another purpose.
Re-Examined by Attorney General.--It was not my
province to call on the Post Master General for
any account. I had no authority whatever to do so.
THE HON. JAMES TUCKER, Receiver General.-I
am Receiver General of Bermuda, and was Colo-
nial Secretary. I changed from the one to the
other in August 1877. As Receiver. General I kept
the stock of Postage Stamps. I issue them to the
Postmaster General in exchange, in one instance
for money paid into hands of Assistant Receiver
General, and in the other instance in exchange

for the Colonial Secretary's Receipts for money paid
in on account of Postal Revenue, so stated in the
Receipts. Formerly it was on receipts of the Com-
missary. Those were the only two modes of issu-
ing stamps. I issued stamps to the Post Master
General in exchange for the Assistant Receiver
General's Receipts for moneys paid for stamps into
the Treasury at St. George's. No payment is madn
into the Colonial Treasury when stamps are issued
on the Secretary's Receipts. Beyond what I have
stated I had nothing to do with the Post Master
General's Accounts except that he sends Quarterly
an Account to the Receiver General to be filed.
That Account is not audited in any way that I
know of. I can't say whether it was a Duplicate
or Copy of the Account audited by the Assembly
Committee. It was no part of my duty to audit
his account.
These [L] are the kind of Receipts of the Colo-
nial Secretary on which I issued stamps. They
bear my endorsement.
These three documents [Ij endorsed by me are
military Paymaster's Receipts for sums paid to
~b Post Master General ,rn account of Postal
j issued stamps oin them. That was be-
Tore The Colonial Secretary was the channel of
Rem rtnce. They are dated 28th September, 1877,
3rd November, 1877, 29th December, 1877. I
have the Public Book of Account here shewing
how much was received in cash for stamps. I
have an abstract of the amounts, representing the
sums paid into the Treasury by the Post Master
General on Stamp Revenue Account. They are
paid into the Office at St. George's for moneys de-
rived from sales of stamps and for those he receives
back Stamps from the Public Treasury to an equal
I have an Abstract here taken from the Public
Book from 1st January, 1875, to 30th September,

The Amount in 1875 was
1876 "
1877 "
to 30th Sept. 1878 "
The Stamps issued in 1875 on bo<
4" 1876 "
1877 "
to 30th Sept. 1878 "
1875-Stamps Drawn......1299
Cash from Stamps... 838




Difference...461 3 6
1876-Stamps Drawn......1450 0 0
Cash from Stamps...1070 0 0

Difference...380 0 0
1877-Stamps Drawn......1654 0 0
Cash from Stamps..1159 0 0

Difference...495 0 0
1878-Stamps Drawn......1250 0 0
Cash from Stamps.. 820 0 0

Difference...430 0 0

Total of Differences...... 1,766 3 6
This sum of 1766 3/6 represents the amount of
stamps issued in exchange for remittances on Post-
al Revenue Account.
Cross Examined by R. D. Darrell.-Mr. Thies had
a certain Stamp Credit. I, could not tell in any
way if he exceeded that credit. The only payments
into the Treasury were those made to the Assist-
ant Receiver General. I never issued stamps with-
out cash or vouchers. I never required Mr. Thies
to furnish an account. It was impossible for me to
tell whether he overdrew his standing credit.
Re-examined by Attorney GeneraL.-The Post Mas-
ter General could only overdraw his credit as far
as I see by getting stamps without paying for them,
and it would be impossible for me to tell of what
ingredients the amounts he paid in on Postal Re-
venue Account were composed-whether of Reven-
ue proper or of other moneys. He was only entitled
to draw stamps to keep up his credit and if the mo-
neys he paid in were really stamp revenue moneys
he could'nt exceed his credit, but if the payments
made ostensibly on Postal Revenue Account were
really made out of other moneys he could get the
Stamps beyond his credit. That was the only way
he could exceed his credit of Stamps. If Money
Order money were used for making up Postal Re-
venue Remittances he would be getting Stamps for
Money Order money but he would not be paying
for those stamps, and there would be no means of as-
certaining that until the Accounts were audited.
I had no power or authority to audit his accounts.
The only stamps actually paid for were those paid
for to the Assistant Receiver General-I mean those
paid for in cash to the Colony.-I mean all
the cash that was paid for stamps to the Colony was
paid to the Assistant Receiver General.
To Foreman.-When the sheet came to you from
the Colonial Secretary did it not express on what
account the payment ? They were always on Post-
al Revenue account.
To Juror.-All the stamps issued were Issued to
the Postmaster General. Many years ago the Re-
ceiver General did issue some stamps to private in-
dividuals but that was discontinued-as I under-
stand on account of a protest from the Postmaster
General that it interfered with his accounts. There
is a special credit allowed for the s apply of private
vendors of 125.
RICHARD TYNES, sworn.-I am a member of the
House of Assembly. Many years ago I was on a
Committee of the Assembly to audit Post Office
Accounts-but not since the A t was passed
in 1868. It was many years ago. I don't remem-
ber the year-I was on the Committee in 1870-as
appears from this account. I was, on the 18th
November 1878-on a Committee appointed by the
Executive with Mr. Turner and Mr. Harvey to in-
vestigate certain questions relating to the Post Of.
fice Accounts. We went down on the 18th Nov.
Mr. Turner had an account prepared. We went
down together-to the Post Office. We met Mr.
Thies there, I'll state what I know about it. We
were to examine the Post Master General's accounts.
Mr. Turner had an account made out from the Let-
ter Bills. He exhibited to us an account of pay-
ments made to Colonial Secretary in Mr. Webster's
writing and he showed an abstract of his own. And
the amounts-there was a discrepancy between pay-
ments on postal revenue. The Amount paid on
postage were beyond what they should have been

-4. ,'. ;-.

" 7 ":, ' o. '"4

by Mr. Turner's figuring. We waited on Mr. Thies
at the Post Office. Mr. Thies was asked to.exam-
ine that account." He did look at the Monthly Ac-
counts. I did'nt see him take up those account
anrd gotbhrough them. Mr. Bdyle made so-me-en 1,
culation." I think this (S).is a sheet that I saw. in
the Post Office at St. George's. It looks very much
like it, The next time I went down I don't re-
member the date. I have made myself acquainted
with the mode adopted by Mir. Thies in keeping his
Post Office accounts' I came to the conclusion
after seeing Mr. Turner's statement that it was not
possible-to audit the Colonial Account without au-
ditirig the Imperial Accoant--one was dependent
on the other. You could not arrive at the portion
of Revenue due to the Colony without auditing the
Imperial Account. I never understood that the
Colony got 1-6th of the Postage on Inward Mails
Could you arrive at any conclusion whether the
Remittances on Postal Revenue Account were cor-
rect without' auditing the Imperial A accounts ? 1
think so. ,,
To Foreman of Jury.--Did you go fare o
to the accounts to find out that the C(loid
a large amount of money by. oihe id? 'I.-4` A
see Mr. Turner's account'-JI'did "to h't h'p lbthe
Letter Bills. I did arrive at 'a coinciusin that there
had been large loss to'the Colony. It would have
taken, weeksto findit'by the Letter Bills. It could
only have been worked out from the Letter Bills
one by one. "In order to find out the Postal Reve-
nue' yotfirYst go through the Letter Bills,
*, 'To Juror.-I felt satisfied that Mr. Turner was
,. tire proper man to examine those accounts. I never
4 understood them before. I was under the impres-
sion before that the Colony was to receive one-sixth
of the Inward postage only.
To Assistant Justice Harvey.--I remember that
before we went to St. George's that we three made
out an account together in the Council Chamber.
I went over the figures with the vouchers. I ex-
amined Mr. Turner's figures.
To ChiefJustice.-I did not make out any account.
I felt satisfied from Mr. Turner's figures that Mr.
Thies had paid more on Postal Revenue Account,
and therefore he had drawn more stamps than he
ought tohave drawn. We had the Monthly Accounts
before us. I did'nt make any account but we com-
pared the balances here-in the Monthly Accounts.
with the Colonial Secretary's statement of amounts
received by him. This (K K) looks like the state-
ment we compared with the Monthly Acconn,, ;.
I think this is the paper. This .paper is what I
looked at. I compared this with the Monthly Ac-,
counts and found it did not agree. We found'
the Postal Revenue Remittances were in excess:
and the Money Order remittances were short
-I mean that the amounts paid in by Postman r:
General on Revenue account was in excess of what
was due, and that the Money Order money paid in
w as short of what was due.
TPERCY VERE TURNER, Sworn.-I am an Inspec-
tor of the Imperial Post Office. I came to Bermu-
da on special duty in 1878. I landed on 4th Oct.
1878. The special duty was to report on the Post-
al Administrations, of the Colony-to assist in
framing a Post Office Act-and to investigate the
system of Post Office Colonial Accounts. I com-
menced thq, investigation of the Post Office Ac-
counts a few days after I landed. I carried on that
investigation in the St. George's Post Office. Mr.,
Thies was in charge of that office then. The inves-
tigation was carried'on in his presence. Mr. Boyle
was also employed there. Nobody else was em-'
ployed permanently. Two other men were employ-,
ed to sort foreign mails. The materials I made out
the Accounts tromw,er'e the Colonial Account Book
and tie duplicates of the ImperTia Accoun.,-the
Accounts which have been proved here in Court.
I obtained the Receipts given: by the Colonial
Secretary and the receipts given by the Commissa-
riat which were in the Receiver General's hands.
I found no Cash Book or Book in the nature of a

Cash Book, nor any. Book which shewed, the state of
the Postmaster General's Cash, nor any book which
shewed the state of the stamp stock. I found no
book containing the credits of stamps in the Local
Officers' hands. As regards Money Order transac-
tions I had the'Monthly Accounts which contained
the particularsof all Money Order Remittanceep, and
I had the Commissariat Receipts for money paid in.
that account and receipts of later dates from the
Colonial Secretary of the same nature. All Ac-.
counts with the Imperial Post Office 'are kept
Monthly. The Monthly Accounts embrace all the
items of Account between the:Colonial and Imperi-
al Post Offices. The Colonial Account w s miiade
up Quarterly. This is the Colonial Account. It
simply shews what is due to the Colony, but does;
not give the materials for testing the statements
contained in it. Q.--l)oes it contain au account of
allsums due to the Colony ? A.-It contains simply
a statement ot the whole credit' stock. It opens with
this entry, "By credit stock of stamps on hand
523 15/11." On the other side there is an exactly
corresponding entry. This account she' s aIl tI i.
was due, provided there was no irregular drawing
of Stamps rom the Colonial Treasury. It would
not show whether there had been an irregular
drawing or not. If 150 bad been issued in stamr;s
to the Post Master General this account does not
show what be had received "per Form C during
the Quarter. It ought to have contained in Epury
of Stamps received during the Quarter-but instead

of that it contains merely the credit- stock. There
was nothing in that account to'shewiwhat was due
from the Post Master General to the Colony-what
quantity-of. tamps he had to account for-during
the Quarter. He, ought to have entered the quan-
tity of stamps he had drawn. It ought to have
shewnn that he had actually received for what be
had remitted "per form .C"-tbat is on Postal Re-
venue Account. "Form C" is merely an expression
meaning on Postal Revenue Account-in the'&ense
in which I now use the :term. The course of Office
was to get stamps for all remittances on Postal Re-
venue Account. It was the Post Master General's
duty to account for all the Stamps issued to him.
The effect of his entering that item in that way on
both sides was that the PoRt Master General did not
account for all the stamps issued to him. Had he
made the entries in the way I have since had them
made it would bave been more evident to any Com-
mittee auditing his accounts that he was receiving
large supplies of Stamps in addition to those
e received for Cash paid to the Assistant
General. The, mode by which that over
amps was obtained was by his paying in
noney for remittance to England on Fos-
venue 'Act. He formerly obtained receipts
from the Commissariat for the money paid in-sent
that -receipt to the Receiver General-who, then
supplied him with Stamps to the amount without
requiring any cash payment. That was quite a
legitimate transaction as -a; miode of obtainingo
These Monthly Accounts were drawn up in Ber-
muda by a Bermudian. I had nothing to do with
making out those. As to the course ofremittance-
Suppose A wants to send 10 by Money Order to a
person in England. He would pay 10 6/6 for the
Order. The Post Master General would remit 10
and the Imperial proportion (2/6) of the Commission.
The Colony would get the other 4'. On Orders drawn
on Bermuda the Colonial share would be about 5d
on a 2 order or a little over. If the value of Stamps
in a Mail was 24/ about 5-6ths of that would belong to
England because it finds the ocean transport. 20/
would go to the United Kingdom.. If a Mail of
corresponding value were sent from England Ber-
muda would get 4/ out of that too. If the Post
Master got Stamps for 2 over remitted on Postal
Revenue Account, it is quite clear the Colony would
lose 2. In making out my account I made it- out
from the Post Master General's own, Accounts. I
had nothing'whatever to do with making out, those
Accounts. They were made out in Bermuda The
mode of "' Assessment" makes no difference whatever
in the results. A Postal Revenue Remittance ought
to have represented the difference between the two
sums entered in the Monthly Accounts on postage
due to, the United Kingdom and postage due to the
,Colony. Deduct what is due to the. Colony from
what is due to the United Kingdom on postage ac-
count, and you get the balance due to the Uni-
ted Kingdom on Postal Revenue Account. The dif-
ference has to be sent home to balance the account.
Postal, Revenue is everything which does not include
Money Orders. It makes no difference whatever
to the, United Kingdom it money due on Money Or-
der Account is in. fact remitted on Postal Revenue
Account, because it forms simply a separate item in
one account. In the Monthly Account the distinc-
tion is not observed. It is simply "Remittances."
All that they want to see is tlat they get the monoiey
due from the Colony on whatever; account.
Q,.-What difference does -it make to .the, Colony
if Money due on Money Order Account is remitted
to England on Postal Revenue Account ? A.-A
very great -differenge, because b4'a Colodial Regula-
tion money remitted on Postal Revenue Account is
repaid to the Postmaster General by an issue of
stamps from the Treasury. '
In. my investigation f The accounts I directe:mny
attention to:the rdmittances on those two Accounts.
My examination extended over 1874-5-6-7 atd first
nine months of ,1878. The result of my investiga-
tion with regard to Postal Revenue remittances

shewed that each: year, nims remitted to the United
Kingdom on Postal Revenue' Account had been in
excess. of what was due on that account. Mr.
Thies's accounts showed that-the accounts were
made out by Mr. Thies's clerk and acknowledged by
Mr. Thie: to be accurate. I tested theaccuracy of them
by reference to the' receipts for 'the remittances.
The summaries were all compared yesterday by Mr.
Thies in Court.
[Chief Justice quotes. Jas. H. Thies's statements
of the over remittances:on Postal Revenue Account,
amounting in` the aggregate to 712 0/5k, which
represents The amount of stamps overdrawn as com-
pared with stamps that ougbt to have been drawn on
Postal Revenue Account, which results were arrived
at by Mr. Thies himself without any aid from Mr.
Turner at, all.]
This (JU) is my own abstract of the accounts made
out by me. The results are the same as those"arrived
at by Mr. Thies yesterday in Court, except that hav-
ing dropped fractions I made the balance 711 in-
stead of 712.
Chief Justice.-Is there anything to reduce ,4hat
balance ? A.-Yes, there was a balance 9of 83 due
the Colony on the September Monthly 4,ccount,
which I credited Mr. Thies with, leaving the balance
unaccounted for 628 omitting fractions. ,,,
This (W) is an Abstract of Post Office Accounts
on both' Accounts from 1875 to 30th September
1878-a summary of summaries. It is simply an
Abstract of the Summaries which Mr. Thies exam-
ined and proved-fractions being omitted. From

that Summary it is clear that the Im*eralPost
Office had more on Postal Revenue Accoubt tiatn it
ought to have had by 711, and less'remittances-on
Money Order Iccount tha, it ought to have had by.
628. There were lX W012/11 due to the United
Kingdom at the end of 1/4. 'The amount of stamps
overdrawn during the period referred to and not ac-
counted for is 712, and deducting the 84 it leaves
628. That surplus draught of stamps was really
paid for by money derived from Post.Office Orders
or Money Orders.
During the March quarter 1878 the amount actu-s
ally due to the United Kingdom on Postal Revenue
Account appears to hwa been as follows:
For J~'. 59 15 10.
9 ny. 35 .3 8

United Kingdom
f United
S59 6 10I
28 8 0

L 49
L 27


24 12 2

30 18 10

21 17 5

the United
,lewenue Account
*, 77 8 5}

150 0 o
77 8 7

Balance ov'-ted on that quarter on
Postage A, cut 72 11 6

I have drawn up a Comparative Statememfrom
the Post Office Accounts to shew what the Coony
got from the Post Office in the first quarters of677,"
1878 and 1879. The Postmaster Geretal'. ouit'
never to have more stamps than the credit, of 600.
Of course if he paid Money Order Revenue on Post-
al Revenue Account he got an over supply of stamps.
He kept everything mixed up. If he had kept his
money distinct and nobody had cheated and nobody
had stolen he would have had the value of the whole
stamps in cash. Keeping all his things mixed up as
he did it was impossible for him 'to know. It was
therefore possible for him innocently to use the
public money-keeping the things mixed up as he did.
It was- not possible for any Audit Committee which
audited the Post Office Accounts to ascertain the
financial-position of the Post Office without.examin-
ing the Imperial Accounts- ., .
1st-Because the Committee had to ascertain what
the Colony was entitled to for Money Order Com-
mission.- and -,they had nothing before them to
shew that except Mr. Thies's own statement. They
could not! ascertain the details of the Money Order
Commissions without looking at the Monthly Ac-
counts. As I understand they did not examine the
Imperial Accounts. Unless you examine the Eng-
lish accounts-unless you examine the Money Order
Journal-you cannot ascertain the amount of Coinm-
missions. You cannot from this Colonial- Account
Book ascertain the amount of Money Orier Com-
missions. -
2ndly.-Because the Committe; could noat tell lhat
the cash produced to them as the cash dfrive&d rcoma
sales of stamps was&actually derived from the sales
of stamps or the issue of Money Orders, unless they"
examined theaMoney Order Account. The Com-
mittee ought to"have-examined the Monthly A-counts
for- the share of Commissions due to the;Imp,'riali
Government. :
There was a 3rd reason--namely.-tthey s oti'ld
examine the M~qthly Accounts to a-e rtjidhat' the.
amounts entered in The Colonia-l.Accfounf.Boeko as.
"Remittances. per frmn C' were actuialy du6 for
Postal Revenile and:not in any part due for Mode~
Orders. Ai.other consequence of thirh not examining
the Imperial accounts would be that the Commnittee
could not ascertain whether the Postmaster General
had drawn more stamps than he was entitled to
I drew up my first statement from materials found,
in the Post Office at St. George's. I subsequently
checked it by forms i the possosion of the Receiver
General sewing what stamp.3s he had remitted in
exchange for postal remittances. Those. are the
Forms marked C. They wereaietually Receipts.
They were the papers marked C F I and L.
The Statements of Errors are simply the method of
correcting errors in the accounts from time to time.
The errors during the period from beginning of 1875
to 30th September 1878 amounted to 26 on one
side and 29 on the other, so that even it it affected
the Money Order and Postal Revenue Accounts for
that period at all they could only affect it; to the
amount of 3 for that period. I did ascertain from
the Postmaster General's Requisitions that more
stamps had been obtained than hle was entitled to.
Those Requisitions confirmed the results" of the
Monthly Accounts. The result arrived at was
arrived at by comparing the Monthly Accounts with
the Requisitions-just as it was done here in Court
by Mr. Thies. "In Novdmber last I accompanied a
Committee to St. George's on the subject of the Post
Office Accounts. We took a statement of account
with us to St. George's-a 'statement similar"to that'
produced in Court yesterday. 1 I did give that
account toq Mr. Thies in St. George's. -He handed
it to -his 'clerk, Mr. Boyle. Mr. Boyleimade some
calculations. He produced a statement made out by.
himself-the one proved in Court marked S-and
his calculations corresponded with mine as shewn to
Mr. Thies. He worked them out from the Monthly

Accounts themselves- not .from '.my statement. i
had that. I iubseqiuently had a conversation with.
iMr. Atwood about the accounts. He came and
asked to see the accouhtO. -I showed them, tohim
'and shewed him bow th "results were, arrived at,
That was for 1877 or 1878-I don't know 'which-or'
both. I understood that, he intended to have the
calculations compared by a practised accoutaant,rand
he was told by me 1" sho ld have every assistance I
could give him in examining the accounts. received
in stamps and cash 282 18/8 when I took over the
Post Office Department, and a voucher for stampsat
:Hamilton'to the amount of 83 8/, and I afterwards
-gave Mr. Thies credit for a further suim of 185 for
Stamps, issued to the. different offices. I noted the ,
tact that-he said they held 185, but he produced no
,vouchers. They all formed part of his credit f.ock.
"I obtained vouchers afterwardsrs from the people
themselves. The sums amount together to 5516/8.
That includes some money due for Money Order
Commission-"-the difference over 523 15/11-was
about 28-which covered some Money Order Com-
.missions which he had to account for at the end of
the quarter. I took over the office on 14th Deer.-
very near the end of a quarter. I ascertained that
*Mr. Thies had not paid me more than was due to the
Public without taking the :628 into consideration at
all. What I received left 628 received by him in
postage stamps not accounted for at all.
', Cross-Examined by R. D. Durrell.-I don't know
how long Mr. Atwood remained at the Office on the
occasion I refer -to. I shewed him all ther/acounts he
,asked for. He looked at them as far as I remember
-for a year He looked over these Monthly Accounts
,--either for 1877 or 1878. He certainly looked over
them for one year. Whether he understood them or
not I can't tell you. I can't say how long he was
there. I can say he was there more than 2 minutes.
IAs far as I. remember he was there 20 minutes.
XMr. Atwood came in and mentioned he had received.
a letter-and sat down by my side and I showed
him the accounts and he said" he hoped I might be
mistaken as drowning men catch at a straw. I. a" h
quoting his words.
Q.-Did he say it would take too long a time 0o
examine the accounts then?
A.--He might have said so. I don't remember.
He asked if I had any objection to have them exam-
ined by an accountant. I told him no. I should be
extremely happy -and I would do what I could d to,
facilitate it. As far as I remember he did not' call
on me again about them. He wrote to.0me after
wards.. I have not his'- letter. I foundd no Cash f
Book or book which would show the state of thet
cash-nor Stamp book. It was certainly necessary
for him to keep a Cash Book. How otherwise
could he know what amount 'of Cash he was ac-
countable for? There was enough to make up a
Monthly Account from the materials in the Office.'
There's no distinction of remittances in the Monthly
Accounts. I found papers said to,.be Duplicates.of
the Monthly Accounts and I found Commissariat
Receipts and Colonial Secretary's Receipts and the
Money Order Issue Book. There was sufficient to
make up the Mouthly Account, but there was not
sufficient there' to show him how much money he
had.from time to time on either head. He had no
Cash Book. There was. quite enough material just
to make up the Monthly Accounts. "
SQ.-Was there not sufficient to mich
was'due to the United Kmingdom, on Money Order
Account and Postal Revenue Account ? .
S.-There was enoighl to make up the 4tcunts. '
but it was necessary? to keep a Cash- Book to shew
how he stood on the two-accounts arid doubly.neees
sary as he mixed his..own cash-with the public money.
L.madpe up the Acount fromn-the Monthly Acco.unts
and'Letter Bills. He didn't 'want a Cash Book f-a
.the Mot.o~hly Accounts. .iHe" wanted, .,that- fort:;fthe
defence of ..-thie Colony nd for his own -defence to"
prevent himself or the Colony losing, anything.: I
did examine the Imperial Accounts with the
materials found min the Office.
OQ. -Did you use all the materials you found there?
A .A-I did:;not use the Money Order Lists. I used

the Avices, the Counterfoils. I did not find the
Lists filed-some were missing-and besides that
Mr. Thies andhis Assistant assured me they-the
Monthly Accounts were accurate. I have
been a Post Office -Inspector for 6 years nearly
-principally in Great Britain. Has the Inspection
of Accounts been a large part of your. duty?, It 'has
been a part of my duty, and before I came out I
,went to the Receiver and Accountant General's Office
for a fortnight and made a special study of the sys.
tem of Colonial Accounts. I have had constant expe-
ri,- ( in checking Post Office Accounts. Q. -Were
the ,or Post Office Accounts which you have had
experienced in inspecting been similar to the Bermuda
Accounts. A.--No. of course they are different.
But in the Office in London I studied Colonial Ac-
counts and Bermudian Accounts among them. There
are many more items enter into an English Post
Office Account-such as telegraph, than in a Colonial.
It was ordered that at the end of 1878 that .the
* stamps in the hands'of private vendors should be paid
into -the Treasury. "There wasi a credit of 185 for
stamps issued to private vendors through the Post
Master General.
To Juror.-This Account I have in my hand is a
copy made in London of the March 1878 Account.
To Assistant Justice Harvey.- There's' nothing -
complicated about these accounts-There's no diffi-
culty in making them out. They are ,made! out by .
Mr. Boyle.
No witnesses were called for the defence.

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