BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERDAl) VERTISER AND RECORDER.
No.-12-Vol. .ZVII.* STATE SUPER L ANTIQUAS 24s per An.
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Imi01 Miitnal Lif n Insace Cofliiany,
J,.N E. Dr\1irr- President;- HENRY D. SMITH,
S.,: rotary ; T'r.M.I- A. Fo- r.i:, M. D., Medical
D il ..tor ;-
Thi- i t.:, girv iti:e- that the above Company
is now ding buhinels in llIer-mida and i- p:r'p:L.1red
to ..ec-pt atpplicatioui s for I i-aui :e.
.. We otter -everal advantache- in Plain Life In-
surauci, Limit-ed Life i urii,-ni-c, and Endowment
- Ii tinuraince.
The ipohlie.. hie definite and ei-ily understood.
inr Agent will be glad- to supply those contem-
S 'plating i-uri-ig their lives with every informa-
tion they may rcluire and: also our m,)nithly pub-
Sli,.-ation thl ** Union Mutual."' '
A We reter to the following gentlemen who are
iiisutred with us for the amounts opposite their
nam es :- -* : :
Henry Wrdl Beecher,
P. Lo illrd -
C'yru- W. Field. -
R tfiu- l ia hi.
C. Vandt--rbilt, 1
Hai pei-r ro-. J
J. S. Gould
Brooklyn ...... .i;.i,.Ii0 i
NewYork ...... 76,000
ag ...... 50,000
r, i ... .i IOlI
;;', i~i. 111
PARK B. TUCKER, M.D.,
W. ROBERT HENEY,
': .. "'-' A gent.
Bermuda, 17th Mardh, 1885.-3
THE HAYWARD HAND GRENADES,
Can be purchased on same terms from the Su. I-
scriber as they can be obtained in New York.
This Grenade is a en.tire.-ly new device for the
extiuguislhment of fire, h li:h is presented to the
public as: a certain piotec:tior against u,:ipieut.
t Applv t,
S. IIH. ROBINSON,
Sole Agent for Bermuda.
45 Front rect, Hamilton,
--P- J.M. HAY\WARD,
*l^ or.- ucorges
17th March, 1885.-3S
HULKS FOR SALE.
One 1,100 tons, built of American Oak, Metal
Sheathed to 14 feet, heavily Metal fastened
and Iron Kneed throughout, the Ku.:--.
secured with Metal bolts.
One of about 500 tons also Oak built, Metal
sheathed and fastened.,
The above will be sold cheap for Cash, or
an approved rpiurchna-.-r may give Security for
payment within -iuch time as may be agreed
Son. JOHN S. DARRELL.
St. George's, March 14, 1885.-2
Received per last Steamer,
An additional supply of Ladies, Gentlemen's
SBoots and Shoes
Including a variety of new and handsome styles
in Ladies evening Shoes and Slippers,
Walking Boots, &c., Gentlemens Patent
Leather and Kid Dancing Pumps,
Buttoned and Laced Boots, &c., &c.,
Which will-be sold below New York prices.
L. R. M. DEMPSIE & Co.,
No. 1 Front Street.
WanV-Ltec1 to ELenut
For Six Months or a Year, from June 1st, for
a small private family of adults
A flrst-class fMy Fnrns1 Ho1so
In an unexceptionable situation near Hamilton,
Wa t-r-tront preferred.
Address P. 0. Box 91, Hamilton.
March 17, 1885.-2 pd
"I g "'I7'';
Containing 6 Rooms, Kit-lhen
At present under cultivation, situated near the
Sand Hills in Paget Parish.
Possession given onor about 1st July next.
The premises may be inspected any day, Sun-
Please apply to
Paget, March 17, 1885.
At the Quarry in Paget Parish,
:OPPOSITE TANKFIELD GATE.
Persons can be supplied with Good Building
Stone of usual sizes at this quarry at short-
est noticeand at current prices,
March 14, 1S8S6.-2
Notice to Farmers and
Shippers of Bermuda Produce.
The Undersigned is prepared to receive and
forward shipments of Bermuda Produce as
before, to the well known and reliable firm of
M rs. S. B. Donls, VD.,
189 Read6 Street,
Whose sales hitherto have been as good as any,
and -iipe.i,,r to many.
Sales guaranteed to be Sales, not Purchases.
Tighi.st cash prices paid for Produce through
J. H. T. JACKSON,
Opposite Post Office.
Hamilton, March 17, 1885.-2
P.S.-In order to secure best Sales and obtain
highest prices, produce must be put up in good
shape, without deception.
J. H. T. J.
THE unl-ri-igntd will be under the Steamer's
Shed during this Crop Season, to give his
attention to the consignment of Produce to
Messrs. Furman & Page, 99 Park Place, New
The above is a very reliable firm of long
standing. Consignments respectfully solicited.
Farmers give them a trial and I promise ybu
will be satisfied with the result.
Commission 8 per cent. only.
I will also buy Produce for cash throughout
Old friends come and see me before disposing
of your Produce.
- Hamilton, M.Nai h 16th, 1885.--tf
Office above the store of A. R,. Tho~m-Dsnn V,.
Office above the store of A. I. Thomnson Eso
Notice to Growersand d
J will be glad to receive consignments for the
following Houses and to give every facility
Messrs. Brown & De'Winter,
Messrs. G. M. H. Wagnii-r & Son,
Who gave their patrons every satisfaction last
year, with good Prices and promptitude.
W. ROBERT HENEY,
Hamilton, 17th March, 1885.
Notic to Farmers and Owners of
EBenMm'XViuda ProduceL- f
TI HE Undersigned will give his personal atten-
11 tion to the forwarding of our Island Pro-
duce to the consignment of
MES~lIs. JOHN NIX & Co.,
OF NEW YORK,
During the coming Crop Season, and am instructed
to acquaint Shippers that the rate of Commission has
been reduced by them from 10 to 8 per cent.
CONSImGNITNTS RESPECTFULLY SOLICITED.
Information to the best of my ability and every
facility cheerfully extended by
March 16th, 1885.
J*TLa Oes .L.. radge,
Wholoesalo Daler & Commissiion Merchant
In Fruits & Vegetables,
46 & 48 Broad Avenue, Washing-
ton Market, New York.
The undersigned as usual will represent the
above well known firm, and will attend to the
forwarding of all Produce entrusted to his care.
The highest Market rates will be obtained.
Stencils furnished on application.
Produce purchased during the season.
11 West Front Street,
March 17, 1885.-3
Notice to Farmers and
Persons desiring to Ship their Produce to
a reliable Commission House can do
so by forwarding their Shipments to
John H1. Newton,
204 Duane Street, New York
Through the undersigned only, who will
furnish Stencils on a-pplic.tion, and give all
necessary information iequir ,l, and Ac-
count Sales in most cases received by re-
turn of Steamers, and highest Market rates
THOSE H. PITT,
36 Front Street.
Hamilton, 23 February, 1885.-14
STEAM CO: [Uf IQ ACTION
BERMUDA A.I. NEW YORK.
TENDERS for .the above Service are to be
delivered at the Officeo f the COLONIAL-
SURVEYOR in Hamilton, Bermuda, on or before,
,The 15th day of May
And are to be in, every reslpet in accordance
with the provisions of c'. York Steam
Communication Act of l-..-i 0'i.i 1-4, copies
of which may be obtained from :,
IN LONDON--The C_.i i, Agents for the
Colonies, Downing Street; M.- -r-. C. W. and
W. Gray, 31 Great St. Hl. u_-, E.C.
IN NEW YORK-Messrs. Middleton and
-Co., 40 Exchange Place.
IN BERMUDA-The Colonial Secretary,
Am'n. th .- conditions which will be required
to be liitill..i will be the following :-
1.-The Contract,will be made for a term of.
three years, from the 1st January, 1886, ter-
minable by either party on the 31st March of
the succeeding year, on :.'1' itIj '
2.-A voyage to be 1..I. ,t ti-,
Ports of New York n 1 iH.,L in-..i.
once in every week f..t t n .. k-
during the crop sea,,..., ii t,.-
16th April or such other le fixed
for each year 1.y the Boa of Ber-
muda, and once in e-,I t at least
during the remainder cr" at such
dates as may be fixed by BBcrd.
3.--':*T Vessels nust b- St 1 lted
to the carriage of-dres
less than 700- tolki
Seiigine'and sfQe-T"o ,
and of space allotted for the accommodation
of the crew, with an average speed of not less
than 8 knots per hour and a draught of
water not exceeding .16' f.. i when fully
laden, and with comfortable accommodation
for not fewer than 40 First-Class Cabin Pas-
sengers, and preference will be given to
Steamers of not less than 1,200 tons net re-
gister measurement, and of not less speed
than 11 knots an hour, and having accom-
modation for not fewer than 100 first-class.
4.-The Contract Steamers will be required to
make regular and periodical departures from
New York and from the Port of Hamilton,
Bermuda respectively, on stated days, to be
named by the said Board, and the Steamers
must stay in each of the Ports above men-
tioned not less than seventy-two hours on
each and every trip. The service must be
continuous and regular, but in the event of
any actual disability on the part of the Con-
tractors owing .to unforeseen causes to run
the regular Steamers at the appointed dates,
other Steamers, equal in all respects to the
regular Contract Steamers, must, under a
penalty of 50 for each default, be put upon
the line within one week of notification of
such disability having reached New York,
and the Contractors will, on approval of such
substituted steamer by the BOARD be enti-
tled to the payment of the full proportion
5. -The Contractors will be required under a
penalty of 50 to have any iron steamer
which may be accepted for this service by the
BOARD OF WORKS of. Bermuda thoroughly
cleaned whenever in the judgment of the
Board such cleaning may become necessary
for the proper and effective performance of
6.-Before accepting any Steamer for the per-
formance of this service the BOARD Or WORKS
of Bermuda will have her thoroughly inspect-
ed and reported on, or if the Steamer be not in
Bermuda when tendered for the service, the
tender must be accompanied by a Board of.
Trade certificate, in compliance with the
Bermuda New York Steam Communication
Act, of 1884, and any vessel accepted will
be subject to periodical inspection according
to the said Act. The BOARD OF WORKS of
Bermuda, however, does not bind it.-.et to
have every steamer that offers for the ser-
7.-The Contract Steamers will be required to
carry from, and deliver at the respective
Post Offices at New York and Hamilton,
Bermuda, all sea mails addressed to (ith.'-r
8.-The Earnings of the Contract Steamers
for the last year were, for freight and pas-
sage money, 41,003 7/1, irrespective of
9.--The total amount of subsidy payable un-
der the Act is n...t t. .....x,.:. .2,000 per an-
10.-The maximum rates of freight allowed by
the Act on vegetable, produce -hil." 1i from
Bermuda to New York are 2/1 a barrel for
potatoes and onions, 9d a crate of about 501bs.
for onions, tomatoes, beets, carrots and-
other vegetables, and Id. a box for ,m<,in- ..-,
and on all other goods 2/1 per dry barrel
and in like proportion for all other packages
According to custom and usage.
11.-The BOARD does not bind itself to accept
the lowest or any tender.
J. H. M. RAE,
Hamilton, Bermuda, 15th January, 1885.
It must be noted that the New York Steam
Communication Act of Bermuda, 1884, provides
for a considerable reduction in the freights here-
tofore charged under the Contract, and the
Earnings under future Contracts may be expected
to be proportionately affected by the reduction.
The existing rates under the present Contract
ii Y be ascertained on reference to the printed
t..rittf,which accompanies the copies of the Con-
tract in .the hands of the various Agents above
A LL Persons having CLAIMS against the
Estate of WILLIAM Evwix BuRCH, late of
Sandys Parish, deceased, are requested to for-
ward their Accounts to the Undersigned on or
before Monday, 6th April next; and all Persons
INDEBTED to the said Estate are hereby re-
quired to make payment to the Undersigned by
the above date.
M. S. HUNT,
Attorney for the Executrix.
Hamiltop, 16th March, 1885.
ALL Persons having just CLAIMS against
th6 Estate of the late CAPT. JOHN HENRY
0 -,:i i.!:. of said parish, are requested to render
the same to the undersigned on or before the
11th day of 1,, .7. 1885.
FORSTER M. COOPER,
.,I i .:;, ..n, March 16th, 1885.
PERSONS having DEMANDS against the
Estate of the late Worshipful Thomas
Wood Mercer, willplease forward Bills for the
same, duly attested to E. R. Mercer. Flatts,
not later than 80th April next.
LUCY M. MERCER. Executriv
ESTELLE E. SKINNER.
E. REID MERCER. xecutors.
T. J. PEARMAN.)
Hamilton Parish, 13th March, 1885.-7
Mrs. 0. L. DICKINSON,
Queen Street, Hamilton.
March 14, 1885.-2-*.
Notice to Farmers and
The undersigned is prepared to send forward to
JOHN H. NEWTON of NEW YORK, any con-
that may be offered.
CHAS. T. CONYERS,
No. 9 West Front Street.
Hamilton, March 9th, 1885.---3m
T M. P. J UDG-E,
Messrs. O'Connor & Judge,
120 West St., New York.
The Undersigned will represent the
above Firm this coming season, and will be
at all times ready to receive and forward
Produce, which may be sent to his care.
Stencils forwarded on application.
Prompt Sales and quick returns guaran-
teed, and highest market rates obtained.
T. H. PITT,
36 Front St.
Hamilton, 23rd Feby., 1885.--14
Bermuda Grown Grape Vines of
the choicest European varieties, white and black.
All Orders executed in rotation as received during
the month of March, and first half of April, at
2/8 per vine.
The Undersigned will plant vines if required at
an extra charge of 6d. each. All orders addressed
to JOHN HART, Paget, will receive prompt atten-
Paget, February 28, 1885.
HLf A. Grantham's 4df. Havana Cigar is the
1 1 best in the Market for the money. Sign
of the big cigar.-3
A first-class Coat-Maker.
Qiueri St., H]nnit.ii, March 9, 1885,
Building of.a BOAT.
HAMILTON, 14TH MARCH, 1885.
TENDEliS in duplicate --witbe-received at
-this offir,-e., up till ,
12 Noon, On Fiay nixt,1 27t lftant,
For the Building of a
For-Service of the War Department.
Forms of Tender can be obtained, apd plan
and specifications seen, at this Ofice between
the hours of 10 a.m., and 2 p.m.
The Senior Cor- nissariat Offier reserves the
right to reject t7 1 -est or anyu Tender.
n C. H. SANTI,
2 Senior Commissariat Officer.
- AMERICAN VISITORS
Would do wpll to call and see the assortment of
Bermuda CEDAR SHELL
PALMETTO ACACIA Work.
Bermuda HONEY ARROWROOT
Cedar-berry SYRUP Cayenne PEPPER.
Choice Havanah Cigars, Cigarettes, Tobaccos.
Imported BAY RUM-Genuine ST. THOMAS, 1st
Quality, &c., &c., &c.
C. H. ROBINSON,
45 FRONT STiEET.
Hamilton, March 10th, 1885.-3
Notice to Passengers per
New York Mail Steamers.
AN Office for transacting the Passenger busi-
gnenss of the Quebec Steamship Company Of
has been opened on Queen Street, facing o
Front Street. to be open daily (Sundays ex
eepted) 01 foill,',w :- i^i
From 9i a.m. until 1 p.m.. I
Agents of the Quebec S,'i. ../, c ,.p Company of Quebec.
Hamilton, Bermuda, )
February 24th, 1885. )
THIS new and elegantly furnished and per-
fectly appointed House is now open for
the reception of guests. For clanuliin:ss, supe-
riority of cuisine, and elegance of service, it is
unsurpassed, and being built of wood, is a sure
GUARANTEE against the dampness usually
found in houses on the Island.I The broad
piazza surrounding the house facing the beauti-
ful harbour of Iua milton, is another inducement
which cannot be overrated. Hot, C'ol, and
SALT WATER baths in the House. The
billiard and wine room connected, is superb in
For terms, etc., apply to
A. A. JONES,
January 13th, 1885.-tf
Wines, &c., for the
E a Season.
C Met and Chandon,
Pommery and Greno,-
Veuve Clicquot Ponsardin,
G. H. Mumm,
Heidsieck Dry Monopole.
HOCK-Still and Sparkling
MOSELLE-Still aind Spai ruling
CLAR ET.-Johnston & Co.; ofvarious prices.
MADEIRA, OLD PORT WINE. ,
SFIERR Y,-(Amontillado a fid Mauza nilla)
BRANDY-35., 24 anil 14 years old:
Hennessy and Martells t .,.:.: ,
Barton and Guestiers Old
Old Jamaica RUM, .
Scotch, Irish and other WHISKY
Hamilton and St. George's,-
January 5, 1885.
Geo. A. Sanford & Sons,
HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA,
Marble and Granite
Every deet-MTiption ofGrave Stones, Grave
Marks, Monuments, Tablets, &c., &3c. .
Orders executed at shortest notice and satis-
For descriptive plates, lriices tiand all other
information, apply to
W. T. JAMES,
Agent for Bermuda;
Hamilton, January 26, 1885.-6n ....
BERMUDA 9OYAL GAZETTE,
WEEKLY REPORT OF THE WEATHER
at Gibbs' Hill Light Station at Bermuda,
between the 15th and 22nd March 1885:
height above the sea being 246 feet at base
where the Register is kept.
18 a E
16 sw 569
17 N 8 61
18 SE 3 63
19 w 562
20 sw 7 65
21- NW 458
22 SSE 6 67
* Fine, Unsettled.
t Stormy. Squally.
I Fine, Unsettled.
f$ Fine, Unsettled.
Hamilton, March 24, 1885.
March 23-Mail steamer Orinoco, Garvin, New
York; assorted cargo to Messrs. Trott & Cox.
March 18-S. S. Triuidad,
891 bls. and 5 boxes potatoe-. 1,i.'S3 boxes and 85
tomato boxes onions, 5,686 boxes tomatoes, 177
crates and 3 small boxes beets.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
March 18-Br. Barque Romance, Toye, Brunswick,
Ga.; bound to Rio Janeiro, 450,000 feet p. p.
lumber. Towed into Murrav'q Anchorage, by
Tug Joseph Bartram. Captai.. ia need of medi-
cal advice. Proceeded on her voyage 19th inst.
-Agent, John S. Darrell.
21-Am. Schr. Lavinia F Warren, Johnson, Cuba;
2,400 sacks sugar, 56 hhds. sugar, 19 hhds.
melada; in distress, leaking.-Agent, W. C.
Hyland & Co.
18-Br. Barque Romance, Toye, Rio Janeiro; in-
ward cargo p. p. lumber.
In the mail steamer Orinoco on Sunday last from New
York: -Dr. and Mrs. Harwood, Mr. and Mrs. C.
Braker, jr., Mr. and Mrs. P. V. Crittendon, Mr. and
Mrs. J. M. Darrell, Mr. and Mrs. A. F. Hayward,
Mr. and Mrs. Jeffries, Mr. and Mrs. Klauser, Mr. and
Mrs. A. E. Rowland, Mr. and Mrs. A. H. Stephen.
son, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Stephenson, Mr.
and Mrs. J. L. Ward, Mr. and Mrs. W.
W T. C. Bigelow, Mrs. J. D. Flint, the Misses
Mi ,-Mls "0 -T-- -- T- I
I. Wooa.H. Sisco, G. M. Crumback, L. M.
Everest, J.H. Edwards, G. H.Hubbard, R.A.Irish,
W. S. Irish, H. M. Johnson, W. W. Kenyon, G.
Allan, S. G. Cornell, Edwin Young, T. E. Lambert,
J. Leavitt, W. R. Mercer, Jr., H. D. Page, H. M.
Plummer, J .Roberts, W.B. Saunders,E. J. Smith,P.
I. Smith, A. B. Smith, H. Sherman, R. Strain, F.
Whimann, P. H. Van Wagoner, A. Van Horn, E.
Wagner, L. D. Williams, and W. C. Addicks; 2nd
Cabin, Mrs. S. Trott and Barnard.
In the S. S. Trinidad for. New York on Thursday
last:-Mr. and Mrs. R. Beatie, Miss and Master
Beatie, Mr. WL.L. Wishart, R.N., Mrs. Wishart
and child, Mrs. Hall, Mr. and Mrs. Rogers and
two children, Mrs. Cushing, maid and infant, Miss
J. L. Hobson, Miss E. D. Swift, Capt. Hallett, A.
C.G., Doctors J. R. Hayden and J. Wright, Messrs.
F. W. J. Hurst, H. W. Hayden, A. H. Chatfield,
C. W. Little, R. A. Gove, W. Y. Smith, James
Gaunt, F. M. Hawley, 0. Lunnikin, 0. A. Reade,
F. T. Smith, C. H. Fisher and L. A. Hodges; 2nd
Cabin, Annie Veal, James D. Veal and Kate Dono-.
ARnIVAL Or ADMIRAL COMMERELL.-H. M. S.
Aorthampton, bearing the Flag of Vice Admiral Sir
J. E. Commerell, V.O., K.C.B., Captain Noel S. F.
Digby, arrived on Thursday last from Nassau.
Steamer Boskenna Bay hence at Hampton Roads
on 16th instant.
Steamer Lufra hence at Philadelphia on 18th
Schooner Bessie Whiting hence at New York on
Schooner Joseph Farwell loading at New York
on 19th instant for Bermuda.
H.M.S. Bullfrog, Lt.-Com. Masterman, arrived
from Nassau on Sunday last.
Schooner Maggie, Darrell, hence at Saint Peirre,
Martinique, on 6th inst.
r" The Schooner Yacht Wanderer, of the New
York Yacht Club, George W. Weld, Esqr., master
and owner, in four days from Newport, Rhode
Island, arrived at St. George's on the 17th inst.,
and came into Hamilton harbour on the following
morning, where she remained untilI Saturday,
when she left for St. Thomas.
aG A NOVELTY.-A telephone from the Princess
Hotel is being connected with a station at Mr.
Conyer's grocery store, opposite the Warwick
ferry steps; rather rough usage to some very pretty
cedars en route, is the only thing to be regretted in
this great example of enterprise.
WgThe 3 battalions of the Gaurds took out with
them complete outfit, of Ambulances Material
supplied by the St. John's Ambulance Association
at the expense of Lady Brassey, for Lectures on
'First aid to the Sick and Wounded," which will
be delivered by the medical officers on the voyage.-
The European Mail, March, 2.
The Rev. Mr. Evans, of Ohio, will preach
in St. Andrew's Presbyterian Church next Sun.-
g' The Pembroke Grammar School will hold
their Eighth Athletic Sports meeting at Tucker's
Field, on Wednesday April 8tb, commencing noon.
There will be an Old Boys' Hurdle Race and a
Visitors' 100 Yards.
PRICES or BaERMUA PRODUCE in the New York
market on the 18th instant:
Potatoes, 95 to *5.50.
Onions, $3.50 to $4.
Tomatoes, 50 to 75 cts.
Beets, *2 to *2.25.
B" Mails per 1Orinoco" for
England, the United States, Dominion of Canada
and Newfoundland, will close at the Post Office
Hamilton, on Thursday next at 1. p.m. Letters
will be forwarded until 2.80 p.m. if prepaid with
THE ALLEGED ATTEMPTED FRATRICIDE
AT ST. DAVID'S ISLAND.
The prisoner Cornelius Minors, a licensed branch
pilot, was finally brought before the worshipful W.
T. Roberts, the Police Magistrate at St. George's,
after repeated remands, on Monday, 16th March,
instant, when the preliminary proceedings on the
charge of stabbing his brother with intent to kill,
terminated, and he was duly committed to take his
trial at the approaching sessions of the Court of
General Assize to be holden at Hamilton next
Some of the facts for the prosecution which were
brought to light at the investigation are to the
effect, that on the 28th February last, the prisoner
and his brother, Jacob W. Minors, obtained a pas-
sage across St. George's Harbour, from the
town of St. George's to St. David's Island,
where they live, in the boat of one Joseph Burcher,
the only other occupant of the boat. While on
their way across the harbour, an argument between
the brothers took place-a not uncommon thing
between them-and when at the landing place, the
prisoner rose from his seat, and as he passed his
brother, he struck him a blow with his fist on his
chest, and immediately stepped upon the wharf at
the east end of the Island. The brother grasped a
paddle which Burcher took from him, whereupon
he seized another and jumped ashore with it,
and when on the wharf as he himself states, he at-
tempted to strike him with it, but the prisoner
avoided the blow by seizing hold of the paddle ;
(a witness says, he struck the prisoner with the
paddle twice,) and then they closed and wrestled to-
gether, when both fell to the ground. The brother
says he threw the prisoner on the ground and then
ran away from him, hoping thus to avoid him.
The prisoner ran after him, but finding the chase
useless, stopped and returned, slowly and deliber-
ately back along the same path to a spot in the
public road adjoining the wharf where he and his
brother had just before wrestled together.
In the ien .vhile the prisoner's brother had con-
tinued up the hill road and disappeared from sight,
and, to use his own words, hearing and seeing
nothing of his brother, and supposing he had gone
to his home, he went down the hill in another di-
rection through the trees, to the wharf, to. get his
basket of necessaries he had purchased for his
home, which he had left in the boat when he got
out to return his brother's attack upon him. When
he got to the road which adjoins the wharf, with-
out seeing anyone, though hoping to find Burcher
still in his boat, which he had to moor for the night,
without warning, the prisoner rushed upon him,
remarking "he was going to give me all he had
got for me," at the same time he jogged the
knife into his head, on which they came together,
fell to the ground and struggled the one with the
other, during which time the prisoner was cutting
him with a knife. Finding himself being repeat-
edly stabbed and cut, he cried Murder! several
times, but no one came to his assistance. He says
he was unable to strike the prisoner, having to use
his utmost endeavour to stop him from cutting him,
by holding his arms and getting on top of him, but
all to no purpose, and when, from weakness caused
by loss of blood he could no longer hold him, he let
go of him. Prisoner then got up and walked away
with his son, a lad about thirteen years old.
The description of the wounded man, groping
his way forward, with body bent, head down, both
arms extended, shirt in shreds, with head, face,
arms and breast so covered X ith 1 *1
'tias undisting,,iihia :'.' i-
,y a person who0
witnessed the struggle between the brothers from a
distance, but not near enough to distinguish its
deadly character (it was a bright moonlight night)
and who came up shortly after Cornelius left his
victim, was given most naturally, evidently show-
ing how deeply his mind was affected by the sight.
The medical testimony is that Jacob Minors had
sixteen wounds of various lengths, depths, and
seriousness, inflicted by some sharp instrument,
upon his head, arms shoulders, legs, and abdomen,
and three other wounds apparently caused by bites.
Evidence was also given that the stabbing was
done with a pocket-penknife, which was produced
and detained for evidence.
The prisoner has reserved his defence for his
At the HAMILTON, on the 22nd.-A Van
Horn, John H Edwards, of Jersey city, N. Y. ;
Arthur S Johnson, Miss C A Farnham, Harry P
Page, L Dowley Williams, Mr and Mrs A F Hay-
ward, Mr and Mrs W J Wood and Miss Wood,
Mr W R Mercer, Jr., of Boston, Mass.; Mrs J D
Flint, S J Cornell, Mr and Mrs J L Ward, Fredk.
WhIman, of New York; Mrs Karl Klauser, Mrs
Klauser, of Farrington, Ct.; H M Plummer, of
Worchester, Mass.; Robert Stram, Miss M P
Stram, Miss E Dry Ennaud, Edwin Young, of
Albany, N. Y.; Mr and Mrs A E Rowland, New
Haven, Conn.; G M Crumbach, John Roberts, of
Philadelphia, Pa.; George H Hubbard, E Wag-
ner, Jr., of Manchester, N.H.
At the Princess on the 22nd :-Mr and Mrs C
Beaker, Jr, Miss Sommerville, Miss M L Cornell,
P J Smith, H R Blakslee, George H Sisco, Miss
Lockman, Miss C M Smith, L Leavitt, of New
York; Mr and Mrs G A Stephenson, Mr and A H
Stephenson, Mr and Mrs F Dallett, James Dallett,
VW B Saunders, of Philadelphia; E A Irish, W S
Irish, W W Kenyon, E M Crouch, Miss Crouch,
Miss R E Crouch, of Brooklyn; Mr and Mrs Louis
Jeffries, of Coatmille; Dr and Mrs Harwood, of
Massachusetts; E J Smith, T E Lambert, of Bos-
ton, Mass ; Mr and Mrs P V Crittendom, of Ro-
chester, N Y; H M Johnson, of Buffalo, NY ; W
E Clowes, of Hempstead, N Y; A J Van Horsey,
of Toronto, Canada; H M Johnson, of Buffalo, N
Y; A J Van Denson, of Pitsfield, Mass.
Capt. and D.A.C. Genl. Hallett, C. & T. Staff,
embarked on Thursday last in the S.S. "Trinidad,"
en-route for England. This officer leaves behind
him the good wishes of many friends he has made
during his short period of service in Bermuda.
His duties as Commissariat Officer in charge of
Barracks and Officer in charge of Detachment C. &
T. Corps, have been taken up by Major and A.C.
Genl. Whitehead, who, retaining the duties as
Commissariat Officer in charge of supplies in
addition, is relieved of the Transport duties by
Major and A.C. Genl. Santi, Senior Commissariat
Captain W. G. Gray, 2nd Batt. York & Lancaster
Regt., proceeds to England on Thursday next to
take up the duties as Adjutant of the 2nd Forfar
Station gun practice will take place from the 10
in. guns at Fort Langton on Thursday next, com-
mencing at 11 a.m.
MILIT.AY.-The memorandum in our last issue
regarding the transfer of Companies of the 2nd
York and Lancaster Regiment between Propect and
Ireland Island is cancelled until further orders.
Ig The priest should be careful not to act the
reverse of thephysician, and in two most important
points :-the physician renders the most nauseous
prescription palatable, by the elegance of its
preparation, and the winning suavity with which
it is recommended; whereas the priest may pos-
sibly render a most refreshing cordial disgusting,
by the injudicious addition of his own compounds,
and the ungracious manner with which they are
ROYAL BERMTDA YACHT CLUB REGATTA.
1PRINCss UISE'8 CHALLENGE C CP AND PU'RE
The anl regatta held in commemoration of
the birthday of H. R", H. Princess Louise and of
her sojo~in amongst us, when she presented the
cup which i] naF ttaf th-, March races, was
advertise r th -20thi iii tant, but owing to the
tempestu4s weather of Friday last, the sailing
committee were yi,-.- reluctantly obliged to post-
pone the races for that day, but were fortunate
enough to have ga glorious sailing breeze dn the
following day I
It is Very much to be regretted that out of the
many yachts that ae registered on the Club books
and fly the yacht club colors all the year round,
only four found it worth while to enter; and it is
a matter of great surprise and animadversion that
the boat that held the cup and which we would
have supposed was-a all boats the one most
bound in honor to hold the field against all com-
ers, made no effort to retain the laurels she had
won but most ignominiously retired from the
contest. The little Belle Ville underwent a
thorough overhauling, and was turned out in very
first class or.1,r.-b Tbi.:i:ard DaShield, superin-
tended by M .-rB. Hunt and Hinson, the latter
gentleman very gallantly undertaking to sail her
himself against the professional experts in the
other boats. Mr. Henry Lockward left nothing
undone to bring the Julia on to the ground in
thorough racing'trim and with Esau Simmons
and Coburn DaShield to help him, proved a for.
midable antagonist. The Undine, in the skilful
and experienced hands of Mr. Henry Masters, was
most efficiently equipped, and came on the ground
in finer trim than she has been for many a day;
her pilot was Chummy" Butterfield, who is well
versed in all the tactics of racing. Major Luck
went to great pains and no little expense to bring
out tle 3?,,,, e dc.d to none in point of fit-
ting ai.lnd al:iau, and certainly she looked
in nugnifi:gr 'ut trim and acquitted herself as
well as ever she did and that is saying a
good deal foF'a boat so famous and so fortunate in
racing annals. Ben Simmons and Billy Bean
were in her, and with these veterans to handle
her, no wonder she carried the day as favourite.
The wind blew fairly fresh during the earlier por-
tion of the day and gave the heavier yachts the
advantage, but it fell very much during the sec-
ond race, and so the Julia got a chance to hold
her own and show the way. The direction was
about N. W. by W., and the Windward Stake-
boat was anchored off Long Point near Somersetl
Ferry, and in it Wm. E. Talbot, Esqr., acted as
Judge, and Reginald Gray, Esqr., as Timekeeper.
The Leeward boat with M. S. Hunt, Esqr., as
Starter and Judge; was moored between Darrell's
Island and gess Point, Port Royal. The
pleasures 4 y were long anticipated, and
visitors ,i were busy all the morn-
ing g o,"ay" and in every imaginable
craft o jnt, B le size and model, by steam
and -Jnway to the scene of action.
The ng pleasure boat was the Joseph
Bartr r team-tug from St. George's,
which cured for the guests of the
Princess IHl their friends by its popular
and inde nager, Mr. A. A. Jones, who
seems dew' puthis guests in the way of get-
tin"- anj oyment there may be going.
n decked with bunting, steamed
f arb *r to pick up friends in
A tf music enlivened the
,'a riotic melody. His'
Excellency the governor was on board H. M.
S. Supply. The Moondyne, the Despatch and
the Advance, carried merry parties which fol-
lowed the contending boats up and down the
course and seemed to be enjoying themselves
immensely. The incidents of the racing call
for little or no comment. In the first time to
windward the Undme, just keeping her lead of the
Nameless had overhauled the Julia and Belle; in
the flow to leeward the Nameless gradually came up
and rounded first and held that position the rest
of the course. In the second race the Julia over-
hauled the little Belle and although the Nameless
gradually got ahead of the Undine and Belle she
could not manage to overtake the leading boat
but was a fair second, Belle rounded third and
The following is the time table.
Julia .. ..
Start. 1st W'd. Leeward Finish.
H M SH M SH M su M s
12 30 0 1 22 15 1 51 0
12 37 7 1 21 45 1 49 35 2 35 51
12 38 2 1 19 50 1 47 50 2 35 20
12 39 57 1 20 30 1 47 15 2 32 0
5 0 4 30 12
12 37 4 31 30
13 2 4 34 17
1 57 4 34 52
Protests have been entered by the Nameless
against the Undine; and by the Undine against the
Nameless, for the Cup Race, and will be considered
by the Sailing Committee to-day (Tuesday).
BERMUDA HUNT CLUB.
At a meeting of the members of the above Club,
at the Town Hall, Hamilton, on Monday the 23rd
inst., the following business was transacted. The
meeting was attended by Majors Luck, Johnson,
Santi and Whitehead, Dr T H Outerbridge, Mr
D'Arcy, Captains Elrington and Stoneman, Mr
Barritt, Mr Minton, Mr Hollis, Lieutenants Stuart-
Wortley, Grosvenor, Woodford, and Scholes and
Mr D G Lane.
The following gentlemen were unanimously
elected: -Lt.-Colonel Chambers, R.A., Captain El.
rington, 0. S. D., Lt. 'Savoury, R.N., Mr Edward
A vote of thanks was given to Captain Power,
2nd Y. & L. Regiment for kindly presenting the
sum of 12 4/, the net amount realized by the
Theatricals lately given at St. Georges.
It was decided that all entries were to be made
not later than the 9th prox.
SIt was decided that the words catch weights"
be omitted from the description of the Champion
Stakes" in the Bermuda Gazette of the 17th inst.
The following gentlemen were elected as Stewards:
-Vice Admiral Sir E Commerell, V.C., K.C.B.,
His Honor the Chief Justice, Hens. E Harvey and
W H Gosling, Colonel Simpsoun, Y. & L. Regiment,
Captain Browne, R.N., Lt.-Colonel Chambers, R.
A., Major Matheson, R. E., Dy.-Surgeon General
Graves-Irwin, P.M.O., Major Santi. C. & T. Staff,
Dr T A Outerbridge, R D Darrell, Esq., T F J
Tucker, Esq., Hon. C Boyle, Dr Park B Tucker,
Dr T H Outerbridge.
Starters-Major Luck and Lieutenant Grosvenor.
Clerk of Scales-Major Johnson, Reginald Gray,
Clerk of Course-Lieut. Maitland-Dougall.
Judges-The Admiral, Colonel Chambers, Dr.
Outerbridge and R. D. Darrell, Esqr.
JHandicappers-Lieut. Maitland-Dougall, Major
C. H. Luck, Dr. Park B. Tucker.
The Subscription Lists will be open on Wednes-
day 25th instant.
t The annual sports of the naval establish-
ments will take place on Moresby Green, Ireland
Island, on Saturday, April 4.
It is with feelings of sincere pleasure that we
are enabled to lay before our readers this week an
account of the Sacred Concert given at the Mecha-
nic's Hall, in this town, on behalf of the Trinity
Church Organ Fund." So crowded a house could
not have been more welcome to its promoters, than
was the almost unparalleled programme that was
set before its audience. The marvellous rapidity
of the sale of tickets as soon as the concert was an-
nounced, combined doubtless in some cases with the
love of sacred classical music, fully showed the
undiminished sympathy of the public for the loss
of Bermuda's grandest temple of devotion. The
greatest credit is due to Captain Hamley, not only
for his untiring efforts in bringing the concert to a
successful issue, but for the admirable taste dis-
played in the arrangement of the programme. If
in our opinion an improvement could have been
suggested, it could only be that'the performance
was a trifle two lengthy. Not that this is meant
for a fault, for it more clearly shows how eager
every one is to contribute their talents in aid of so
good a cause, and the name of Captain Hamley at
the head of a programme, is in itself a sufficient
guarantee that the performance will be all it is
advertised for, and Thursday night has added fresh
laurels to his brow ; the greatest credit and praise
to the Artistes and we sincerely hope a large bonus
to the fund for which the concert was organized.
*Long before the doors of the Hall opened, eager
crowds were standing patiently waiting for ad-
mittance, and twenty minutes after every reserved
seat was occupied, and standing room alone was
available. On the arrival of His Excellency Lieut.-
General T. L. J. Gallwey, the Band played the
first few bars of the National Anthem, and the pro-
gramme almost immediately commenced with an
overture by the String Band of the 2nd Batt. York
& Lancaster Regiment (granted for the occasion by
Lieut.-Col. J. M. T. Simpson and officers of the
Battalion) under the leadership of Band-master
Coole, the overture "The Brizalian Slow March"
was performed in a finished and creditable manner,
and gave a good start to the evening's entertain-
ment. Following the Band, Mr. Simpson sang one
of Mendelssohns grandest compositions, Recitative,
" Ye people rend your hearts and Aria If with
all your hearts this gentleman is too well known,
and too great a favourite to need any set off against
his performance. It was sang in his best style and
gained the highest approbation of all.
Miss Hyland we have heard sing prettier pieces
than Ruth," but seldom have we listened to her
with greater pleasure than on the present; this
(beautifully simple narrative was sang in a style
that not only ravished the ears, but went further
.into the nature of man, and helped him to get a
clearer conception of Ruth's fidelity, than reading it
can ever do. The Chorus "Praise the Lord and call
upon his name (Elvey) and "How lovely are the
Messengers," (Mendelssohn), under the direction of
Mr. Boucher, were well rendered and received great
Miss Henderson sang Lord we pray thee," her
beautiful contralto voice could be heard in every
part of the Hall, and everyone felt enraptured.
No. 6-Duett Jesus lover of my soul" (A. K.
La Rue) by Mr. Simpson and Mr. Frith, Solo
"There is a green hill far away," by Mrs.
Finlay Her appearance caused rapturous ap-
plause, her disappearance caused profound re-
gret, for from such a performer music is indeed
a thing of beauty and a joy for ever. Quartette-
Heavenly Father Mrs. Archer, Miss Hyland,
Mr. Oubbius and Mfr. Tyacke.
Solo-" Wave from Wave (Israel in Egypt) by
Bandsman Searson, 2nd Batt. Y. & L. Regt., was
well rendered, the accompaniment to this grand
oratorical piece was played on the organ by Band
Sergt. Rampton, and we are forced to confess that
this claimed rather more of our attention than the
song, and en passant, would it not have been far
preferable to have had most of the accompaniments
played on the organ? The piano does well for
light pieces, but such as "The Heavens are telling,"
0 Rest in the Lord," &c., lose half their beauty
on the piano, the expression and force are missing
away from an organ, and we hope next time to
hear more of the king of instruments and less of
Miss Bird sang One sweetly solemn thought,"
and it was a truly, sweetly, solemn song, and
Major Matheson had a splendid opportunity and
availed himself of it in singing "Comfort ye my
People," (Messiah); his splendid baritone voice
compelled attention, and if encores had been allow-
ed, he would deservedly have had one. The first
part of the programme was brought to a close by
the overture "Le Myosois," and after an interval
of five minutes the "Priests War March," (Athalie),
by the band opened part 2. Mrs. Finlay followed
with "Consider the Lilies," Mr. Frith sang 0
Rest in the Lord," in his usual good style.
Duett "The Slave singing at Midnight"
was beautifully sang by Miss Hyland and Mrs.
Archer. No. 18 on the programme was a cornet
solo by Corpl. Level accompanied by the string
band, and elicited the highest praise from one and
all. Chorus "The Heavens are Telling," at the
conclusion of which Captain Hamley appeared, and
for a few moments nothing could be heard except
the unbounded applause which he so fully deserved
and which proved how warm a favourite he is in
the Bermudian community.
At the end of his reception, Capt. Hamley sang
with great pathos, Calcott's song "The Last
Man." Seldom have we heard a song sang with
more feeling. Quartette "God of the Fatherless,"
Mrs. Finlay Mrs. Matheson, Mr. Simpson and Mr.
Frith; Solo, Miss Hyland "Come ye Disconsolate;"
this lady was assisted by the chorus. Last, but
far from least, was a song by Miss Bird "The
Better Land" (Cowen).
The most successful and highly entertaining con-
cert that it has been our lot to visit for some time
past was brought to a conclusion by the band in the
selection Le Fee de Potsdam" and the National
The accompaniments to the various solos, etc.,
were played byMrs. Matheson, Mrs. C. H. Robin-
son, Miss Harvey, Miss Simpson, Miss Ward, Miss
Despard and Messrs. Mecklem and Trimingham.
2ND BATT. YORK AND LANCASTER REGT.
The above troupe paid a visit to St. Georges, and
placed two well selected programmes on the stage
of the temporary theatre in" A" Block, Royal Bar.
racks, on the evenings of the llth and 12th insts.
The houses were fairlywell filled, and if they go
again, they will doubtless meet with a far heartier
and more profitable reception than can be expected
at this period of the year. The troupe was accom-
panied by a portion of the string band of the Regt.,
(kindly lent by Lt.-Col. Simpson and officers), and
under the baton of Band-master Coole, would al-
most serve in itself to form an evening's entertain-
ment. The programmes were selected from those
which have been performed at the Theatre Royal,
Prospect, so that a detailed account is unnecessary.
There was a total change on each night, and from
the general acclamation at the conclusion of each
night's performance, it fully proved that they have
established themselves as favourites with our friends
at the other end of the island. The farces consisted
of "Taming a Tiger," "Two Gents in a Fix,"
"D'ye Know me now and How to Pay the
On the second evening by special desire of a large
number of the audience, Sergt. Burke repeated his
oharaoter song TheoMasher King."
S.S. "' rinidad."
The new steamer which the Quebec and Gulf
Ports S.S. Company have recently added to their
fleet made her first appearance in Hamilton waters
on Sunday last, and in announcing this welcome
news in our last issue we promised to our readers
some general description of her merits and capa-
bilities, which we are enabled to furnish pretty
fully through the kindness and attentions of
Captain J. W. Fraser iid the dpurtesy of hlef
agents here. The S.S. "Trinidad" is a superbly
built handsome iron steamship of 2,200 tons gross
tonnage; built especially for the Bermuda trade by
James Laing, of Sunderland, England. She is 280
feet in length, 37 feet broad, and with 28 ft. 3 in,
depth of hold. She is fitted with2powerfulcompound
surface condensing engines of 240 nominal h. p.
Her propelling and electric power occupies a space
of 691 tons. She is built with four water-tight
bulkheads, and carries, in all, seven boats, of which
the three largest are lifeboats. Besides the usual
steam-winches for hoisting the cargo she is fitted
with a steam-windlass for weighing anchor, veer-
ing chain, warping, &c., a very important accom.
modation for this port where the process of moor-
ing to the wharf is at all times tedious. The
" Trinidad" is also equipped with steam steering
gear, and all the staterooms, saloon, smoking and
deck rooms are thoroughly warmed by copper
steam-heaters. Her captain is J. W. Fraser, the
fleet commodore of the Company, an able and ex-
perienced navigator, whose skill in his profession
and whose popular and engaging manners have
made him a universal favorite with passengers and
the community of these Islands; the first and
second mates also carry master's certificates, and
his other officers embrace four efficient engineers
and an electrician whose duty it is to superintend
everything in connection with lighting the ship
throughout with electricity. Her saloon is most
tastefully and luxuriantly fitted up, its panellings
being of rose and satin-wood, birds-eye, maple and
mahogony, all of exquisite workmanship and
and finish. Besides the saloon there is a most
elegant and cosy ladies' room, light, cool, airy and
perfectly ventilated with large mirror and soft and
alluring sofa lounges. From this room open the
ladies' bathrooms, &c., the room and bath (a hand-
some one of marble) is all that could be desired.
Her cabin plan is arranged on the double state-
room system of inner and outer, and both are lofty,
snug and well-ventilated. She will carry 120 first-
class passengers very comfortably. The ship is'
fitted throughout with electric lights and bells so
conveniently arranged that either of them can be
reached without leaving the berth and equally ac-
cessable from upper and lower The smoking room
is situated forward of the engine room, kitchen, &c.,
and is a large and handsomely furnished saloon
with embossed leather upholstering and convenient
marble-topped tables. His Excellency the Gov-
ernor accompanied by several friends visited the
ship during the morning of Wednesday and ex-
pressed himself highly satisfied and pleased with
her in every respect. During the hours of 7 to 9
the "Trinidad" was brilliantly illuminated by her
electric light and was visited by some four or five
hundred persons. She is said to be a most excel.
lent sea-boat, and being more beamy than the
Orinoco will not roll nearly so much, while her t
more powerful engines will, it is expected, make
her somewhat faster and, perhaps, a little more
LATE NEWS PER ORIVOCO-
The Earl of Northbrook, First Lord of the Ad*
miralty, in the House of Lords this evening, in
answer to questions, stated that the Admiralty had
freely given advice and assistance to Australia for
the formation of a colonial navy.
A Hong Kong despatch states that the parleying
between France and China at I'ientsin continues,
and Japan is pressing China to withdraw from
Advices from Calcutta report a damaging drought
in the tea and indigo districts.
LorDoN, March 17.-The Duchess of Cambridge
A quantity of dynamite has been found concealed
in the Irish quarters of Liverpool. Officials from
the Home Office have gone to Liverpool to make an
A decision was rendered to-day in favor of Mr.
Edmund Yates in the libel suit brought against him
by Mr. Legge, editor of the Whitehall Review, for
describing him in the London World as 'fishy' and
'the editor of a fishmonger's organ.'
The continued agitation in favor of a fast mail
service between England and America has caused
the government to provide 25,000 for extra Ameri-
can mail facilities.
LoNDON, March 18.-Thousands of colliers in the
southwest of Yorkshire have been notified of a ten
per cent reduction in the wages.
Advices from South Africa state that the remains
of Mr. Bethell, one of the three Englishmen mur-
dered in Bechuanaland, had been exhumed by Sir
Charles Warren's expedition and reburied ',with
The Indian budget has been submitted. It
shows that for the fiscal year ended March 31,
1884, there was a surplus of over $5,000,000 ; for
the year ending March 31, 1885, there will be a
deficit of *2,500,000, and that the estimated surplus
for the year ending March 31, 1886, will be $2,5').l,
000. The budget dwells on the depreciation of
silver, the lowness of exchange and the gloomy
prospects which at present threaten India's future.
A British Steamer Seized.-LoNDnox, March 13.-
A despatch from Shanghai says that a French
man-of-war has detained the British Steamer
Glenroy, of the Glen line, off Gutzlaff, and subjected
her to search. The reason for this was that there
was lead in the vessel's cargo.
A despatch from Hong Kong to the Times says
that the French have seized the Glenroy.
Three Overdue Steamers.-LoNDoN, March 17.-
The British steamers Humber, from New York,
February 15, for London, and Reeta, from Balti-
more, February 18, for London, and the German
steamer Forsetzen, from Portland, February 11, for
Hamburg, have not yet arrived at their destinations
and the insurance companies interested in them are
anxious about their safety.
Steamship Subsidies.-BERLIN, March 16.-The
Reichstag to-day, after an eight hours' debate
agreed by a vote of 170 to 159 to subsidize a
steamship line to Australia and adopted a grant of
$1,000,000 for Australian and East Asian lines and
a subvention for a branch line from Trieste to
Brindisi and Alexandria. The proposed susiday
for a line to West Africa was rejected by a vote of
166 to 157.
Accepting Canadian Volunteers.-OTTAWA, Ont.,'
March 12.-The Governor General to-day received
a cablegram from the imperial authoritie- accepting
the offers of Canadian volunteers for service in the
Soudan or elsewhere.
PANs, March 16.-The Prefect of Police has is-
sued a decree forbidding the display of red banners
during public ceremonies.
PARIS, March 16.-La France announces that
Crown Prince Frederick William pf Germany will
visit Paris during next month.
PARIs, March 17.-M. Jules Ferry will preside
over thq meetings of the Suez Canal Commission
summoned to meet here on March 30.
\ SUAxxr, March 16..-No confirmation uf the fall
of Kassala has yet been received here.
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE
Some bellicoe Fenian ai Bui h alo, threaten
that they will invade Canada with thirty thous-
and men if the Canadian "contingent," so called,
is withdrawn to reinforce the British army;
but the Feniansin this region refuse, with the usual
knowing wink, to talk upon the subject. Well, an
invasion of Canadar from our soil, though contrary
to the laws and an abuse of our hospitality, is at
least an enterprise with an element of maiinhood in
it. Therefore, it is preferable to the system of
blowing up ti:'nieh and (hildreti with dynamite on
their holiday visits to fambnous places. In this sort
of enterprise there is at least an even chance that
thle Fenians may get hurt as well as others. Per-
haps that is the reason why Mr. Joyce says the re-
port is ridiculous.-.YNew York Herald, March 5,
LoNwbo, March 9.-The Government in a blue
book on the British mail service, states that the
attempts to secure a faster service between Great
Britain and America by way of Queenstown have
resulted unsatisfactorily, and that the existing mail
contracts for the Atlantic service have been con-
continued one year. In the House of Commons
this evening Mr. Shaw-Lefevre, Postmaster General,
speaking about the mail service blue book, said that
his predecessor, Mr. Fawcett, has been very anxious
to arrange a faster mail service across the Atlantic.
His plan was to follow the method adopted
by the United States and give the contracts for
--earrying the British mails to the fastest steamers,
but he found great difficulty in securing changes in
the contracts. Mr. Lefevre advised the House to
appoint a special committee to inquire into and re-
port upon the whole subject.
Imprisoned in a Mine.-BERLIN, March 18.-Two
hundred and seventeen miners were imprisoned by
an explosion of fire damp in a colliery at Camp-
hansen, near Saarbriick, in Rhenish Prussia, this
morning, and at a late hour this afternoon but
seventeen of them had been rescued. It is feared
that most of the 200 others have been suffocated.
But the latest reports from the scene of the colliery
disaster at Camphausen state that 98 bodies have
been recovered from the wrecked mine. There
are stAM 102 men and boys unaccounted for. The
work of exploration is being pushed as actively as
possible, but it is almost certain that all who are
now in the mine must be detd, as the main shaft
and air apparatus were destroyed by the explosion.
A Curious Story.-Loxnox, March 17.-From
Rangoon, the capital of British Burmah, comes a
curious story of the insurrection in the Bhamo dis-
trict. During the recent siege of the fortified town
of Bhamo the Chinese residents, who form a large
part of the population and live largely by themselves,
were reduced to famine. They sent an envoy to
make terms with the Burmese commander. The
latter offered the Chinese 6,000 rupees and permis-
sion to loot Bhamo on condition that they would
evacuate the town and deliver up the two leaders
of the place. The Chinese answered that they
would accept the Burmese commander's terms if he
would simply so alter them as to allow the leaders
to be delivered dead, the reason given being that the
men could not possibly be taken alive. To this the
commander ass ntvld, and not long afterward he re-
ceived the bodies iof two dead men, as he had ex-
pected. It soon transpired that the Chinese took
their pay, but made no attempt to carry out their
contract. They stole the corpses of two fever vic.
times, and after hacking them up with knives sent
them to the Burmese commander, who paid for them
as those he had contracted for.
PARIS, March 17.-General Briere de 1'Isle has
blockaded Pakhoi. It is asserted that the peace
party at Pekin is increasing.
PARIs, March 18.-To-day being the anniversary
of the Commune extra precautions were taken by
the police to prevent disorder and the troops were
confined to their barracks. No disturbance had
occurred up to seven o'clock this evening.
MADurD, March 18.-King Alfonso has written
an autograph letter to Queen Victoria, in which he
begs that she will express his heartfelt thanks to
the people of Great Britain fur their timely and li-
beral contributions toward assuaging the distress
of the sufferers by the recent Spanish earthquakes.
LISBON, March 16.-The International Postal
Congress has resolved to maintain the provisions
of the Paris Convention, and decided to admit re-
ply post cards. England and the British colonies
will henceforth have five votes in the Postal Union.
The next congress will be held at Vienna in 1890.
Xii A Supplement of 5 columns
accompanies this issue of the "Royal Gazette."
It contains latest accounts relative to the Afghan
frontier difficulty, affairs in Egypt, the Franco.
Chinese war, the Prince of Wales' visit to Ireland,
BIRTH, at Sandy's Parish, on the 20th inst.,
the WIFe of William Tucker of a DAUGHTER.
........, at Handel Cottage, Pembroke Parish,
on Thursday, 19th inst., Mrs. C. E. Astwood, of a
DIED, at her late residence in Sandys Parish,
on the 22nd instant, HELEN, the beloved wife of
Francis G. Vallis, leaving son, daughter and
seven grand children to mourn their loss.
a......at the residence of Mr N.W. Castner, in
this Town, on the 18th inst., ME. FRANK A. LoOx-
wooD, a native of Philadelphia in the 25th year of
rHE Undersigned has just received from
England a new supply of
NOTIONS DRAPERY CUTLERY
And a large assortment of FANCY GooDs.
Ladies', Gents', Misses', Boys' and Children's
y BOOTS AND SHOES.
All sold Cheap for Cash at the
SOMERSET FANCY GOODS STORE.
Mangrove Bay, Somerset.
March 23rd, 1885-2
:FOR. A T.TIl,
30 Barrels Bright Barbados SUGAR,
From last year's crop, at lowest rates for cash.
THOMAS J. WADSON.
Hamilton, March 16th, 1885.-2 3p
E. B. Jones,
Corner of Queen and Reid Streets
Has on hand a Choice Selection of
Bermuda CEDAR WORK,
MARINE CURIOSITIES, etc., etc.
March 9th, 1885.-3 3p.
By Publico .A.uOtion,
In front of the. Stores of the
ON THURSDAY NEXT,
The 26th Instant, at 12 o'clock.
10 f ASES Guinness's Extra Stout, 7 doz.
l U Pints, 10 Cases Bass's Pale Ale,
7 doz. Pints, just arrived from England
via New York
25 Barrels Bright Orocery Sugar
25 Barrels good Family Flour
50 New York Sugar Cured Hams
15 Barrels Pilot Bread
25 Boxes (Harrisses) assorted Biscuits, viz.,
Soda, Lemon, Sugar, Ginger Snaps,
Tea Mixed, Extra Pilot Bread
25 Barrels good Table Potatoes
15 Barrels Kerosene Oil
20 Doz. Bottles assorted Pickles
15 do. do. assorted Sauces
20 Small Tubs New York Butter
10 10 lb. Tins New York Butter
50 Dozen Tins assorted Jams
250 Lbs. Cook's Fat, in 25 lb. lots
5 Cases 1 lb. Tins Condensed Milk
5 Do. I lb. Tins Fresh Mackerel
10 Papers Ground Coffee, 10 lbs. each
50 Dozen Tins Blacking
20 Dozen Tumblers
25 ,Boxes English Blue Mottled Soap, 28 and
56 lb. Boxes
Small Boat's Mainsail, Child's Perambulator
20 Half Reams Letter and Foolscap Paper
Lot of assorted CROCKERY, etc.,
Lot of FURNITURE, etc., etc.
One Covered CARRIAGE, in good order, to
One New Halifax MARlKET WAGON
One Carriage HARNESS, in good order, and
Sundry other Goods too numerous to men-
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, March 24th, 1885.
To bo Sold by. PUBLIC AUCTION,
Upon the Premises in Devonshire Parish,
Near Devonshire Bay,
at 12 o'clock,
On Wednesday, the 8th
Day of April, now next ensuing,
Under and by Virtue of a Writ of Execution issued
from the Court of General Assize at Suit of
JOHN SKINNER VS. PROFINO GOMEZ,
the undermentioned crops, vizt. :
ONE fourth part of an acre, or thereabouts,
of Tomatoes; one fourth part of two
acres of Onions and one fourth part of one
acre and three-fourths of Potatoes, all of
which are now under growth and must be
paid for at the time of Sale and are to be at
the risk of the purchaser as soon as bid off,
and who must make his terms as to pulling
the crops with the defendant.
The following few articles of Furniture
which are at "Hermitage," in Smith's Parish,
One Sofa One Table One Chair
One Teakettle and one Box Cupboard.
J. H. TROTT,
Provost Marshal General.
24th March, 1885.
CORPORATION OF ST. GEORGE.
3By Publi Aubtion,
Nos. 1 and 5 of Government Park
Lots will be offered on the Premises, sub-
ject to conditions of sale which can be
seen at my office, where plan of lots
can be seen and any further
By order of the Corporation,
JOSEPH M. HAYWARD,
St. George's, March 21st, 1885.-4
.A'a"." j -'.l TIO LT 2 2 !
WAIT FOR THE AUCTION !
THE Schr. "Joseph Farwell" was to leave
-- New York on Saturday, the 21st instant,
for this Port, with an assorted cargo con-
Flour Meal Corn Bran Oats
Crushed, Granulated and Coffee Sugar
Hams, Bacon and Shoulders Beef Pork
Mixed Meats Pilot Bread Butter
Lard Cheese Potatoes
Kerosene and'Astral Oil Wheelbarrows
Canned Goods Candles Hay
Household Furniture in variety
Cooking Stoves, both Coal and Kerosene
And many other useful articles which will be
offered at Auction on arrival.
Per schr. "Ethel Merritt," from Bangor, Me.,
20 M Onion Boxes,
10 Tomatoe "
Hay, Lumber, Shingles, &c., &c.
JOHN F. BURROWS & CO.,
63 Front Street.
Hamilton, 23rd March, 1885.-2 3p
Oil and Water COLORS
PALLET KNIVES Academy BOARD
Tin Boxes for Paints and Brushes
C. H. ROBINSON,
45 Front Street.
Hamilton, 24th March, 1885,-1
Indioinlot Orlor of oo Samaritans
And Daughters of Samaria,
Victoria Lodge, No 8.
It being the intention of the above-named
Lodge to celebrate their ninth anniversary on
Wednesday, April 8th,
Sister Lodges are invited to join in the cele-
bration of the day. Members will assemble at
the Lodge Room in Reid Street, Hamilton, at
9 a.m., form Procession and proceed to St.
John's Church, where Divine service will be
held at 11 a.m. by Rev. Mark James, Rector
of Pembroke and Devonshire. A Collection will
be taken up in aid of the building fund.
Tho Daghters of Samaria, Victoria
LotU No. 8,
Intend holding, D.V., on APRIL 8th and 9th
AT THE ODD-FELLOWS HALL.
At which time there will be a choice selec-
tion of Fancy articles and Refreshments in
Doors open on the first day at 3 p.m., on
the second day at 6 p.m.
Admission 6d., Children 3d.
Alexandrina Band will be in attendance.
Proceeds in aid of the building fund.
H. A. WELLS,
Hamilton, March 23, 1885.
Valuable Real Estate in
Sandy's Parish, For Sale.
By order of the Mortgagee under a
i i ,Power of Sale contained in a Mort-
,& 4 ; gage, all that certain DWELLING
.00 HOUSE and Cottage and Parcel of
LAND next to the Post Office at Mangrove
Bay, bounded on the North by the Waters of
Mangrove Bay; on the South by the Public
Road and by land of the heirs or devisees of
Robert B. Tucker; on the East by the Waters
of Mangrove Bay and by land of the heirs or
devisees of John Fowle; and on the West by
land of the heirs or devisees of Robert B.
Tucker and by land of the heirs or devisees of
J. A. M. Gilbert.
Terms of Sale may be .-,.'i.iin, .1 on appli-
cation to the undersigned.
ORMOND T. 3 DLETON.
Hamilton, March 16, 1885.---2 3p
Tenders will be received
U to NooI of Satirday, a28th Inst.,
For the Lease of the
Grocery portion only
Of my Stores for the term of five years, or as
may be agreed on.
Possession may be had on the first of June
Not bound to accept the highest or any
WM. P. NELMES.
Warwick, March 16, 1885.--2 3p
LUMBER! AND SPARS
THE Schooner "Mary Ann McCann from
Bucksport, Maine, is expected to arrive
at this port on or about 31st instant, with the
following Cargo, vizt:-
25,000 ONION BOXES,
20,000 TOMATO BOXES,
500 Bundles Spruce LATHS,
10,000 ft. 1 inch White Pine BOARDS,
12 Spruce SPARS, 50 to 70 feet in length.
The above will be sold at moderate rates.
Parties who have engaged BOX MATERIAL,.
will please arrange to remove same imme-
diately on arrival of vessel.
S. S. INGHAM & CO.
Hamilton, 18th March, 1885.-2 3p
A MEDIUM-SIZED SAFE (Combination
-- Lock), in good order. Price M,:",1r,,at,.
LOCK WARD & INGHAM.
Hamilton, 23rd March, 1885.-1
Just arrived per S. S. "Orinoco"
A FINE ASSORTMENT OF
HAVANA anid AMERICAN CIGARS.
SMOKEI'N desiring a really good Cigar
k. would do well to call and try the above
before going elsewhere, as they have been
specially manufactured to suit the Market.
H. A. GRANTHAM,
No. 5 Queen Street, Hamilton.
March 23rd, 1885.-3
I. I3 M 3 .
400 Bushels of
FOR SALE CHEAP.
A sample can be seen on board boat "Anna."
Please apply to
W. H. SIMMONS,
March 23rd, 1885,-3
New York Mail Steamer.
Will leave- the Port of Hamilton
FOR NEW YORK,
At 3 p.m.,
To leave thence for return on 2nd April.
Freight and Specie on Freight will be received
until 6 p.m. Wednesday, 25th March, and Bills of
Lading for Freight will be signed until 10 a.m.
Heavy baggage will be received between 8
a.m. and noon 26th March.
Passenger Stage will be removed at 2-30 p.m.
TROTT & COX,
Hamilton, Bermuda, 24th March, 1885.
Gazette and Colonist once.
[Copy of New York Advertisement.]
QUEBEC STEAMSHIP COMPANY.
UNTIL FURTIIER NOTICE.
On and aftor Thursday, March 12th,
The New, Elegantly appointed Steamship
Will, together with the Well-known Steamship
"O RINOCO ,"
FORM A WEEKLY LINE TO
_3E3 3. M XT 3D A ,
The popular Winter Resort, leaving New York,
Pier 47 N. R., offering an excellent
opportunity of a
DelighltfuI Excursion to this Beau|i-
lul Tropical Island.
Passage Rates, including Meals and
Sta:teroom-berth, New York to
Bermuda and Return, $50.
For passage apply to
A. E. OUTERBRIDGE & CO.,
WORLD TRAVEL CO.,
207 Broadway, New York. 296 Washington St.,
Boston. Broad and Chestnut Sts., Phila.
March 16th, 1885.
Gazette and Colonist twice 3rd page.
Glacd Ticdings i!
RECEIVED THIS ORINOCO,"
FRENCH Prunes Dessert Raisins
Dried Apples Evaporated Apples
Dried Peaches Evaporated Peaches
Maccaroni Vermicelli Sago Bird Seed
Mackerel Hams Best Butter and Cheese.
Also following BISCUITS and CRACKERS :
Club House, Fancy Lady Fingers, Fruit,
Ice Cream, Fingers, Cocoanut, Macaroons,
Dolphin Wafers and Graham Wafers.
IN STORE,-Walnuts, Pecans, Filberts, Al-
monds, Finest quality Teas and Flours.
Will receive by Jamaica Mail,-Oranges, Pine
Apples, Mangoes, &c., &c.
Please inspect our Goods.
We guarantee to please,
FRED A. WHITE,
Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street.
Hamilton, Mari h 24th, 1885.-2
Box Material, Hay and
THE Undersigned offers for sale the under-
mentioned Cargoes expected to arrive here
early in April next, per schr. "Joseph G.
Stover," from Bucksport, Maine,
25,000 Onion Boxes,
15,000 Tomatoe Boxes,
Lumber and Hay.
Per Schooner from Calais, Maine, -
A full inboard cargo of
"E.SLJY", (superior quality),
Deck load of W. P. Shipping Boards.
JAMES A. CONYERS.
Hamilton, Bermuda, March 17, 1885.-2 3p
Notice to Shippers of
HAVE RECEIVED instructions from my
Friends, Messrs. John Nix & Co., of New
York, to inform shippers of Bermuda Produce,
that the rate of Commissions for selling their
Consignments will in future be at Eight per
cent. instead of Ten as hitherto charged.
Persons desirous of consigning Produce to
the above named Firm will receive every facili-
ty by applying to the Undersigned.
JAS. A. CONYERS.
Feby. 9, 1885. '2m. 3p.
The Phoenix Fire Insur-
ance Company of London.
Claims met-Fourteen Millions Sterling
N. A BUTTERFIELD,
Hamilton, Jany. 26, 1885.-3p tf
-,--r" The Steamer
k 0 -R INO c
Hamilton, March 16th, 1885.-2 3p
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE
POST OFFICE, HAMILTON, 21st March, 1885.
John S Abbot, Barque "Arestides," Mrs J
Chadwick, Edward Cox, Henrietta R CrowellU,
Manoel S Dentra, J T Darrell, Mrs Fanny Draper,
Frank F Dew, Mrs B 8 Erwin, L S Fraser, A
Finnegan, Lucinda Frith, Ezra Gould, Robert
Gardiner, S Gysbers, J Anson Guild, Ada Hubw
bell, Schr. "Douglass Harvey," Wm Hazen, Mrs
Hall, Manoel de Limas. Robert Lighttuwer, Adam
Mott, Brig. "L M Mcnritt," Francieo S de
Nossa, Sinion Newcombe, Vital J de Oliveira,
Mrs Murray Simp.-on, H H Strathy, Clara L Swan,
S Trott, Daniel Tucker, Ben. Wilon, J J Wil-
1iamson, George Wilhon.
LIST OF UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE
POST OFFICE, ST. GEORGE'S 21st March, lbA5.
Mrs. Thomas Evans, W H Tulswahlls, Edwin
Wood, Hammond H Ward.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
23RD MARCH, 1885.
HIS EXCELLENCY the GOVERNOR
has received a Circular Despatch, dated
18th February, 1885, from the Right Honble.
the Secretary of State for the Colonies, trans-
mitting a copy of an Order of the Queen in
Council, of the 27th of January, 1885, exempt-
ing from Re-measurement at any port or place
in Her Majesty's dominions Japanese vessels,
the tonnage of which is denoted in the Certifi-
cates of Japanese Registry, or other national
papers issued after the first of July, 1884.
A Copy of the Order in Council can be seen
at this office.
By His Excellency's Command,
1 CAVENDISH BOYLE.
TENDERS for the supply of
To the Naval Department for one
+year are hereby invited.
The Oil must be of one hundred and twenty
degrees, fire test, English.
The average Annual consumption is about
nine hundred gallons.
The deduction allowed for enpty casks if
taken away is to be stated.
No tender will be received after the Monday
following the second publication of this.Notice.
WM. ALBERT MOUNT,
Naval and Victualling Storekeeper and Accountant
By order of the
H. M. Dockyard, Ireland Island,
23rd March, 1885.
r HE above Reward will be paid to any
- Person who will give such informa-
tion as will lead to the conviction of the
person or persons who removed the Cap-
ping Stones from the wall on my land next
the Public Road near my Residence, and
on my land next the Public Road near
Devonshire Bay, on Saturday night the
THOMAS F. J. TUCKER.
Camden, 9th March, 1885.-3 3p.
Last Thursday night
A BLACK and WHITE SHAWL.
The Owner can have it on giving particulars
and paying for this advertisement.
Inquire at the office of Royal-Gazette."
Hamilton, March 23rd, I85.-1
ON THURSDAY EVENING, 19th
A Tortoiseshell Fan,
With white Marabout Feathers, shaded to
"The finder will be suitably rewarded on
taking it to -
Hamilton, March 23id, 1885.-1
A piece of Land containing about
1 acre at Paynter Vale, called
the "Coffee Patch."
Particulars may be obtained from
S. BROWNLOW GRAY.
Hamilton, March 23rd, 1885.-lpd
The "Bishop's Lodge,"
Corner of Church and Burnaby Streets, near
Cedar Avenue in this Town.
Immediate possession given.
For further particulars please apply at the
Hamilton, March 22nd, 1885.
T7 TOPB' D
At the Paget Millinery
A ll A0sortnent of Spi Good.
March 16, 1885.-2 3p
For Barbados to Retnn Dirct. "
The Schr. Meteor,
W. O. Dunseomb, Master,
will, if sufficient' inducement offers, sail for
On THURSDAY, 26th Inst.,
For Freight or Passage either way apply to
THOSE. J. WADSON,
BEP4VIJDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
NEW STORE NEW STORE!!
.- eN* w ~oods New\ Goofs T!
Just received from England, via'New York, per
S. S. "Orinoco,"
T7' EST of England and Scotch TWEEDS,
'7 I)i .i .l- (different 1,,iim-i '
Blue SERGE, Flanels, &c., &c.
,- t vli and Fit Guaranteed.
W. F. BUSH,
Queen St., Hamilton, March 9, 1885.
Just Rec1iveo1, a very handsome lot
of Prang's celebrated Easter Cards,
Also, Birthday, Wedding, Condolence and
othl r Ca rd-, *.,
Books of Bermudian Views, Views of Bermuda,
Albums, Easels, &c,. &c,
Call'early and see them.
5, 7 mnd 0 C( lur.ih Str ct, Ia ill..)n,
March '9, I' -"
BLUE POINT BLUE POINT !
Guiness' Stout and Basses' Bitter
Beer, from the-wood.
Half doz. Oysters on the half shell, Bread and
Butter, Haid St. -t or Beer, 1/.
A MERICAN BA R,
Entrance, Reid Street, one door from Mr. J. II.
Jackson's Livery Establishment, and entrance
LIfrom Church Street next East of Lilly Hall.
Hamilton, March 9, 18M5.-tf.
T1lE Undersigned has just received per S. S.
Orinoco" a new ul1:,ply of
TOYS, NOTIONS and other
Laies', Gntlemen's, Misses', Bys'
B 0 TS AND SHOES,
All sold cheap for Cash
pf7-r -7 .At
JNO. BARRITT & CO'S7*
East. Broadway and Victoria Street.
Hamilton, Sept. 22,1884.*
T h om a s Mile e s
Ice supplied at all hours- through the day.
Orders may be left at the Ice House at "Car-
diff," or at the Office of the Subscriber,
8 BURNABY STREET,
TOYS and Ornaments at BARRITT'S,-and
Planting Land in Pem-
ABOUT 3 -to loo. roils of good planting
LAND in splendid condition, the fall
crop having been jfst taken out.
The above ground will, to a desirable per-
son, be put out on Shares.
For a.ldres-plh.a1 apply at the Royal
Wanted Immediately /
Two Smart BOYS to leolrn the
W F. BUSH.
Hamilton, February 16, 1885.
BOOKS ON BERMUDA
ON SALE AT THE ROYAL
GAZETTE STATIONERY STORE.
The Bermuda Almanack, G guide and Directory, &c.,
The Birds of Bermuda .
The Soils of Bermuda ::
The Plants of Bertmuda, and
Bermuda Generally, Compiled from Extracts of a
Year's Diary, by Erratic,
Mrs. Eames' Letters on Berrmuda.
Hamilton, Feb. 24th, 1885.
ONE NEW ROUND FRONT
SH O W' C SABSE:
THRE4 FEET LONG.; WILL BE SOLD CHEAP.
February 23h d, 1883.
A Fine a i.:rt nient of' Ladies'
^r Boots &
7) 500i A- .
Copeland Styles Fox,
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, that the CRE-
DITORS and all other persons having any
Claim or Demand upon or against the Estate of
COPELAND STYLES Fox, late of St. David's Isle, in
the Parish of St. George's, Planter, deceased,
whose Will was admitted to probate in the Colonial
Secretary's Office in these Islands, on the 2nd Feb-
ruary instant-are requested to send in particulars
of their Debts or Claims against the said Estate, to
the undersigned (one of the executors named in said
Deceased's Will) on or before the 31st March next,
after which date, I shall proceed to distribute the
Assets of the deceased among the parties entitled
thereto, having regard only to the Claims of which
I shall have had notice, and I will not be liable to
any person, of whose Debt or Claim, I shall not
then have had notice.
W. T. ROBERTS,
St. George's, Bermuda,
Executor of the late Charles Copeland Fox.
Dated this 14th February, 1885.-7
Notice to the Public.
T HE Undersigned respectfully calls the at-
tention of American visitors and others to
the undermentioned Ladies and Gentlemen for
whom he made garments last WINTER, and who
expressed themselves THOROUGHLY SATISFIED
with the WORKMANSHIP and FIT :-
G. Thorne, Esqr., Bronpille, Md.
G.orge P. Pope, Berlington, Vern.oat
H. Prince Collier, Hingham, Mass.
L Dowley Williams, Boston, Mass.
Dr. Throop, Scranton, Pa.
H. 11. Ellis, Washington, D. C.
E. Merrileld, Scranton, Pa.
Lewis Pugh, Scranton, Pa.
Samuel Duryea, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Mrs. Duryea, Brooklyn, N. Y.
Bartlett Richards, N. Y., and others.
Mrs. Richards, New York.
F. A. Pillott, "
C. R. Thorn, "
J. A. Brousen,
W. W. Powers,
W. V. V. Powers, "
Samuel Baker, Chicago.
Mrs. Baker, "
Mrs. H. C. Rew, "
T. M. Bartholomew, New York.
E. P. Thebund, New York.
W. Th6mson, Montreal.
A. N. Holleseer, New York.
S. C. Darling,
B. C. Powell,
Charles G. Emmons, Hamilton Hotel.
J. R. Mead, "
G. S. Moulton,
M. Brooley, "
W. P. Campbell,
George Lambert, "
Special attention given to Ladie
Cloth Suits, Riding Habits, &c.
J. L. CHAMBERS,
NEAR THE INDIA RUBBER TREE,
Nos. 2 & 4 Reid Street,
Late of Fifth Avenue, New York.
Hamilton, March 9th, 1885.
Apply at "Royal Gazette" Office.
March 9, 1885.
Ladies and Gentlemen can be
On reasonable terms by applying to
J. D. SEON,
"Seaward," Hamilton Parish.
Among the attractions will be found a Ten-
nis Lawn, with Sea Bathing and Boating.
February 24, 1885.-3m
A few more Boarders
Can be accommodated at
Bennett's, "Rose Cottage,"
Parliament Street, Hamilton,
Feb. 23, 1885.-tf
"c Inverurie," Pagets,
Located near the Water on the South side
of Hamilton lHarbour. Bathing house at-
tached and fine row boat always at service
Terms Moderate. Accommodation Good.
DrCembel.r 15, 1884.
S For Rent,
A FTURNISHED HOUSE,
Immediate possession given,
.Withini ten minutes walk of the Town of Ham-
S: -, ilton.
Full particulars can be obtained by addres-
Isn "Y. Z." Royal Gazette Office.
January itlii, 1885. .
P.S.-The above is a rare opportunity, as
the House is commodious, pleasantly situated
rand well fuin i.l:hid.
IVLL .l t. r aV L-l fl i -t ..
JOHN BARRITT & CO'S.,
Ea.st Bridwiy, Hamilton, Bermuda.
December 15th, 14, :
FEW Boarders may be comfortably accom-
,,.,It.d at' SHELLY HALL" after de-
p Uir- .:.t i, noeo on Thursday next.
GEO. W. WEST,
i Shelly Bay.
9th March, 1885.
AlARH rr'S has the be.t, of EngIdH B...ts and
"Shoes, and Cheap for Cash,
MR. J. H. JACKSON, Sole Agent in Bermuda for
Carriages Manufactured by Mr. T.
H. Brant, of Hackettstown,
Has now on hand PH2ETONS and VICTOR-
IAS at his Carriage Establishment, East
of the Public Buildings.
Hamilton, March 9, 1885.
The Undersigned has just received
from England and America,
per S. S. "Orinoco,"
For Xmas and New Year
X MAS Cards, Toys, Hair and Tooth Brushes,
China Cups and Saucers,
China Mugs and Ornaments,
China Candlesticks and Plates,
Assortment of Carpenters' Tools,
Paint and Whitewash BRUSHES,
Hair and Bass Brooms, Grey and Brown Scrub-
Cloth and Shoe Brushes, China and Glass Vases,
Children's China Tea and Dinner Sets,
Toilets and Wash Sets,
Waterproof Aprons for Children,
Embossed Pictures, Razor Strops,
Shawl Straps, Purses and Hand Bags,
Nickel Match Safes, Call and Hand Bells,
Fine Assortment of English Cutlery,
Concertinas, Accordeons, Mouth Organs,
Glassware, Quart and Pint Cut Glass Decanters,
Sherry and Port Wine Glasses, Tumblers,
Jellies, Butter, Sugars, Plates, &c., &c., &c.
TINWARE-Milk Pails, Water Pots,
Water Carriers, Bedroom Sets (tin painted),
Dish Covers, Milk Skimmers, Flour & Pepper
Favorite Lunch Box (tin), Flower Pots (earthen),
Egg Slices and Whisks, Paste Cutters and Tools,
Chamber Pails, Tea and Coffee Pots,
G trainers, Kneading Pans, Basting Ladles,
Candlesticks, common and block tin,
Graters of all kinds and sizes,
Can Openers, Corkscrews, Curry Combs,
Hotel Jars, Galvanized Buckets, 3 sizes,
Covered Saucepans, Tea Kettles,
Muffin Pans, tin and iron, &c., &c., &c.
The above is but a small part of our Stock.
Please call and see for yourself before going else-
where. No trouble to show our Goods at any
time. We receive new goods by every OnRNoco.
JOHN BA RRI I & O.
East Broadway, Hamilton, Bermuda,
December 15th, 1884.
A Large Assortment of West of
England and Scotch
T L EDIS.
Serges, Flannels, Overcoatings,
Open and now ready for inspection.
0: American Visitors' attention solicited.
J. L. CHAMBERS,
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From the United States and Europe.
The Mail Steamer Orinoco, Captain Garvin, from
New York (541 hours from Scotland Lightship to
sighting St. David's Island Light) anchored at
Granaway's Deep at 8-30 a.m. on Sunday last and
arrived at her dock in this Town at 10-30.
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Lion-Like March.--CANAJOHA.IE, N. Y., March
18.-The mercury has ranged from 18 to 23 degrees
below zero in this section of the Mohawk Valley
GLOVEBSVILLE, N. Y., March 18.-The thermo-
meter registered 23 degrees below zero here this
morning. Ann Hitchcock, a widow, residing alone,
was found frozen to death in her bed.
ST. JOHNSBURY, Vt., March 18.-The thermome-
ter was 30 degrees below zero this morning. The
snow is two feet on a level.
PETERSBURG Va., March 18.-A heavy snow storm
prevailed last night along the Atlantic coast line
from Pleasant Hill, N. C., to Wilmington, N. C.,
covering the ground to a depth of from six to ten
inches. When the north boundpassenger train passed
Weldon this morning the snow was still falling.
CHARLESTON, S. C. March 18.-The weather in
the upper counties of this State is very severe.
This morning snow fell to the depth of eight inches
at Union, twelve inches at Spartenburg and six
inches at Laurens.
A .nd, r.,,, Sailor.-PHILAnDEPHIA, March 18.-
The British Consul to-day notified United States
Marshal Kerns of a murderous assault committed
on board of an English vessel and requested that
official to take steps to apprehend the assailant.
The assault occurred on the morning of March 7,
on board the bark R-omanof, Captain George W.
Doty, from Antwerp to this city. Hugh O'Neil,
an Irish sailor, became engaged in a quarrel with
Ernest Redderstedt, and the captain was aroused
from sleep by Redderstedt's cries. Going to the
deok, he found the sailor bleeding profusely.
Redderstedt was cut three times in the breast, re-
ceiving serious injuries. O'Neil then rushed at
William Wellerkam, another sailor, and cut him
badly on the head with a belaying pin. The mur-
derous seaman was placed in irons and remained so
the rest of the voyage. He will be taken from the
vessel to-morrow andj arraigned before a: United
Mrs. Tom Thumb's Marriage.-The marriage of
Mrs. General Tom Thumb to little Count Magri
will take place on Easter Monday in the Church of
the Holy Trinity in this city. Cards of invitation
will be forwarded to the mutual friends of the con-
tracting parties, the Italian and French consuls,
the Mayor and a few others. None but those to
whom invitations are sent will be permitted to wit-
ness the ceremony as the desires of both Mrs. Gen-
eral Tom Thumb and the Count are to avoid, as
much as possible, any great public display and to
have the affair conducted in a manner and style be-
fitting the future life they are to lead in Italy, for
which country they will shortly depart. The bride-
groom and bridesmaid will be Miss Lucy Adams
and Major Newell, the husband of the late Minnie
The Panama Revolution.-PANAMA, via Galveston,
March 16.-The city of Panama was attacked at
4 a.m. to-day by a party of revolutionists, com-
manded by General Aizpuru, numbering 250 men.
The government is defending the city. Firing is
going on incessantly.
Advices received at the office of the Central and
South American Telegraph Company in this city
announce that the rebels have retired from the
city of Panama, and that consequently the revo-
lution there has ended.
PANAMA, via Galveston, March 17.-Heavy fir-
ing ceased at nine o'clock last night. The rebels
retired to Buenavista to recruit. The British
gunboat Heroine landed seventy-five 'men yester-
terday, with a Gatling gun, to protect property.
Traffic on the Panama Railroad and business are
suspended to-day and there is great excitement,
as a second attack is expected. President Arose-
mena took refuge on the Heroine. Colon is re-
ported to be in possession of the rebels. Tele-
grams via Galyeston are delivered without delay
The Secretary of the Navy this morning re-
ceived the following despatch from Commander
T. F. Kane, of the United States Steamer Galena,
dated Colon, March 16:-
Revolution at Panama and Aspinwall.
Troops and police withdrawn from here. Have
landed marines and hauled ship alongside to pro-
tect property. Request instructions."
Commander Beardslee, of the United States
Steamer Powhatan, at the same time reported to
the Navy Department from Colon that Carthagena
was beseiged and his stay was indefinite.
Half-breeds Ripe for Rebellion.-TORONTo, Ont.,
March, 12.-A despatch to-day from Saskatchewan.
Northwest Territories, says :-" The half-breed
population here is on the verge of an incipient re-
bellion. Secret meetings are frequently held, and
ominous threats are uttered. On Sunday last Louis
Riel addressed a large gathering outside the church
at Batoche, telling them that a war between Eng.
land and Russia was imminent, and that this was
the time for them to strike a blow for their rights.
Developments are awaited with some apprehen-
Earthquake Shock.-CONTOocooK, N. H., March
18.-A distinct shock of earthquake was feltinthis
S vicinity a few minutes past twelve o'clock to-day.
SImportant Discovery of Salt.--LYoNs, N. Y., March
17.-People in this vicinity are deeply interested
in the discovery of salt near Phelps a few days ago.
rFor several months a company had been boring for
petroleum near Phelps, and two deep wells were
sunk without finding any. A few days ago
workmen bored into a vein of water, and upon
examination it was found to cover a vein of salt
about twenty feet in thickness. News of the dis-
covery was quickly circulated throughout this sec-
tion and property owners are much elated. An
Analysis of the brine from the vein has been made
at the Syracuse Salt Works, and twelve ounces of
brine have been found to contain three and a half
ounces of salt. A company of wealthy citizens in
Phelps and Clifton Springs is being formed for the
purpose of salt manufacture. Pumps will be im-
mediately set up and two more wells sunk. Salt
men at Syracuse state that they believe the newly
found vein is the same as that which supplies the
Syracuse and Warsaw Salt Works.
Counterfeit Silver Dollars.-BosTON, Mass., March
18.-A large number of counterfeit silver dollars'
are in circulation here. The counterfeit is in imi-
tation of the coinage of 1882, and is dangerously
perfect, but is lighter in color and has a smoother
To Fight a Duel.-LoNDoN, March 17.-Mr.
Annesley, the British Consul General at Hamburg,
recently sent a letter to Earl Granville describing
the African Syndicate of Hamburg as a chamber to
promote the extension of German and the extinction
of British trade in the German colonies. The firms
composing the syndicate protested against Mr. An-
nesley's allegations, especially the assertion that one
of the objects of the syndicate was to promote the
extinction of British trade. One of the partners of
the firm of Woermanns requested Mr. Annesley to
correct his statement that the Woermanns' steamers
were not the sole property of the firm. Mr. Annes-
ley sent a reply challenging the partner to fight a
RUSSIA AND ENGLAND.
|WILL THEYgFIGHT? s
LONDON, March 12.-The Cabinet met at noon
to-day. The unusually early hour at which the
Ministers convened at once attracted attention,
and reports quickly spread that a crisis was being
considered. The interest in the meeting soon be-
came general and intense. This was warranted
by several incidents which preceded and attended
the council. Immediately before the conference
Colonel George A. Maude, Equerry-in-Chief to
the Queen, called upon Mr. Gladstone and had a
long interview with him. Among the rumors to
which this gave rise was one to the effect that Her
Majesty had been advised that the Indian situa-
tion was grave and required vigorous and decisive
action and that the Queen had rather urgently in-
sisted on her government doing something. This
and similar stories attracted a large crowd to
Downing street,*nd before the Cabinet had been
long in session the Prime Minister's official resi-
dence was surrounded by a large crowd. It was
reported at 3 o'clock that the Cabinet had decided
to address a serious representation to the Russian
government that if through any Russian advance
in Afghanistan a conflict results with the Ameer's
troops Russia must accept the consequences, as
England is bound to guard Afghan territory.
About the same time the Evening News stated that
remonstrances from the highest quarters have been
addressed to the Czar of Russia in the interest of
peace, and have met with such a chilling response
that slight hopes are now entertained that hostil-
ities between England and Russia can be averted.
Toward evening Lord Hartington, British Minis-
ter for War, conferred with Lieutenant General
Archibald Alison and other military authorities on
Oriental affairs, including several Indian military
officials, concerning England's condition for a
conflict in Asia.
The Preparations.-During the day news came
from India that recruiting is in active progress
there to supply the reserves and make up for the
drain caused by members of the reserve force be-
ing drafted into regiments for active service. The
government does not propose any immediate in-
crease in the Indian troops of the line, but pro-
poses to raise 30,000 additional native troops for
garrison duty in India. The native press is unani-
mously clamorous for war with Russia. The des-
patches add that the Russians are hurrying the
completion of the railway from Kizil Arvat to
Askabad. The line of this road skirts the moun-
tain chain of Kopet Dagh, which separates Turk-
estan from Persia, and affords an opportunity to
get to Herat without any great engineering diffi-
culties by going across the northeastern corner of
Persia. In addition to these movements the
Standard still affirms that General Lumsden has
occupied Robat Pass, and expresses the belief
that it is only a timely movement to prevent the
Russians from occupying it. Large quantities of
provisions are being stored at Herat.
Late at night it was announced that the rela-
tions between England and Russia were assuming
a more favorable aspect. Baron de Staal has im-
parted to Earl Granville the contents of a despatch
from M. de Giers, the Russian Minister of Foreign
Affairs, in which it is stated that the Czar earnestly
desires a speedy and peaceful solution of the ex-
isting difficulty. M. de Giers denies that the
Russian outposts have been advanced beyond the
limits claimed as the frontier. It is reported that
Baron de Staal informed Earl Granville that the
movement of Russian troops toward Askabad was
not ordered until the position on the frontier had
become threatening. Autograph letters have been
exchanged between Queen Victoria and Emperor
William, and the latter is using his personal in-
fluence with the Czar to preserve peace. Prince
Bismarck remains passive, and has made no offi-
cial representation to Russia. At the same time
the government has ordered the naval and military
pensioners at Portsmouth Dock Yard to be in
readiness for a medical inspection. This is the
first time such an inspection has been ordered
since the Crimean war.
There is a report to the effect that the Channel
fleet has been ordered to proceed to the Mediter-
Instructions to Sir Peter Lumsden.-LONDON, March
" 13.-Sir Peter Lumsden has received certain dis-
cretionary powers touching his course in the
event of a dangerous Russian advance. He is
nearly six days' march distant from the nearest
telegraph station. What his action will be in the
event of a Russian attack upon Afghan strong-
holds has not been allowed to become known, but
it is believed that he will send officers to Herat to
organize the Afghan troops, while he himself
assumes a position not necessarily warlike at Robat
Pass. It is believed that Sir Peter Lumsden has
s the Afghans sufficiently under controlto prevent
) a collision between the Afghan and Russian out-
posts pending a pacific settlement of the frontier
TEHERAN, March 15.-It is reported that Sir
Peter Lumsden has arrived at Herat, and that the
I Afghans are actively fortifying the city. Small
bodies of Russians hold the wells and roads be-
tween S tnakli and the Murghab River. There
are several hundred Cossacks near Pul-i-Khatun,
which is the most southerly point nearest to Herat
occupied by Russians. The Russian forces occu-
Spying Merv consist of a battalion of infantry, a
regiment of dragoons and some Cossacks. At
Askabad there are are about 8,000 troops of all
arms. One Russian brigade and a convoy of mili-
tary stores are en route from the Caucasus to Aska-
bad. The Afghans here believe that an offensive
and defensive alliance between England and Tur-
key would have the effect of alienating the Turco-
mans from Russian authority. It is expected that
Sthe present Governor of Khorassan will be recalled
and that his place will be taken by Ruk-ed-Dooleh,
the Shah's second brother.
A letter from Askabad, dated February 24, says:
-" Communications between strangers here and
people in the outside world are closely supervised.
Troops and stores are going forward daily en route
for Merv. The soldiers are previously blessed by
priests, who tell them to fight valiantly against
the Czar's enemies. Civilians and military men
openly discuss the likelihood of a declaration of
war against England. Great excitement prevails
here. It is stated that 16,000 troops altogether
have been ordered to Merv. Work on the railway
from Kizil-Arvat to Merv is being pushed with
the utmost rapidity. Great difficulty is experi-
enced in inducing workmen to go to Merv, as they
fear that they will be killed by the British or by
A letter from Sarakhs, dated March 2, states
5 battalions of Russian infantry and 3 batteries of
artillery are en rpute from Bokhara to Merv, and
that a small party of Cossacks recently attempted
to traverse the Zulfikar defile, but was prevented
ST. PETERSBURG, March 13.-The Czar of Rus-
sia said to-night, during an informal talk with
several diplomats, at an imperial levee:
S"I cannot conceive that any but the wildest
dreamers could think that I would declare war
against England. Our ends can be attained, and
will be attained, but it will be by the gradual
power of civilization, and not by force."
The Scare Abating.-LoNDOX, March 16-5 A.M.-
The Daily Telegraph, quoting what the Czar said,
comments, "This is no doubt imperial good
sense." It also adds, in its editorial:-" With
the urgency of the Afghan question abated we
may hope that there will be no difficulty in recon-
ciling the preteiiion- of the two claimants to
square miles of tei ritory inhabited by troublesome
tribes not very eligible as subjects to any ruler,
great or small. This temporary settlement in the
East happily coincides with the complete clearing
up of our misunderstanding with Germany." The
tenor of the whole editorial is an admission that
the war cloud has begun to roll away.
The Three ELip. roar's Again.-Berlin, March 13.-
The North GerMan Gazette repudiates the idea that
Germany will imperil the friendly relations now
existing between herself and Russia by venturing
to place her veto upon any regulations Russia may
choose to make on the Afghan frontier.
LONDoN, March 13.-A despatch from Vienna
to the Times says that the Czar is expected to pay
Emperor Francis Joseph a visit this summer. It
is thought probable that Emperor William will
also come to Vienna.
S War Preparations in England.-LoNDON, March
14.-An enormous military transport fleet is being
rapidly collected on the Thames, at Portsmouth
and at Plymouth. The size of this fleet far ex-
ceeds any possible needs of a Soudan campaign.
The Woolwich Arsenal workshops are being hur-
riedly enlarged by the erection of temporary
structures. The workmen in this arsenal are now
on double time, engaged in preparing and pack-
ing munitions of war.
-The Prospect Brighter.-LoNDON, March 16.-
Advices from Gulran, under date of March 8,
state that affairs are a little brighter. Sir Peter
Lumsden's escort consists of only 400 troops and
there are only 50 with General Ridgeway at Pend-
jeh, where mails are received from Meshed every
The News says the warlike preparations in India
have evoked great enthusiasm.
The government has suspended for one year the
discharge of soldiers eligible for reserve force and
also transfers from the army in India to the
ST. PETERSBURG, March 16.-General Komaroff
has received peremptory orders to avoid provok-
ing the Afghans.
Significant Courtesies.-LoNDON, March 16.-A
battery of heavy artillery, a battery of mountain
guns, 5,000 Snider rifles, and 1,250,000 cartridges
are to be shipped to-the Ameer of Afghanistan at
once. These supplies are sent ostensibly as a gift
to the Ameer.
THE BRITISH IN EGYPT.
Zobehr Pacha Arrested.-ALIxANDRIA, March 14.-
Zobehr Pacha, whom General Gordon so trusted
and wished made Governor of Khartoum, has been
arrested under charge of being implicated in
treasonable conspiracies against the authority of
the Khedive. His residence was searched imme-
diately after his arrest, and in it were found many
documents proving that Zobehr was in secret
league with the Mahdi. The prisoner has been
placed in confinement aboard a British frigate.
He will be interned on the Island of Cyprus. He
has been under a surveillance, which practically
made him a prisoner, for the past two years. His
wealth, which was mainly acquired in the slave
trade, was confiscated, and he was allowed a
quarterly stipend on condition that he should not
leave Alexandria without the consent of the Khe-
dive. General Gordon pleaded that Zobebr should
be restored to power in, the Soudan, and said that
the ex-slave King was the only man who had
enough nerve and prestige to keep the Arabs in
subjection. General Gordon had encountered
Zobehr during his f' --er service in Egypt and had
ir.c i:ierit.illy h1a.] '7 )behr's sons, who had
b.--ru Itt ;- a .., .: wl.ose life : had become
1.,rfitt-.Ed bV n t:.te4.i<:achery on Zobehr's part.
Xh11,-n tiecra.il Gor.1li.n wv-- ->cnt to Khartoum last
year both hli and Z,llir Pa,.ha seemed to have
agreed to ignore the past, and it was another of
Zobehr's sons who escorted General Gordon across
the desert from Korosco to Abu Hamed. Without
this escort it is certain that General Gordon would
never have got to Khartoum. Now it has been
discovered by the British Government that Zobehr
Pacha has been in continual correspondence with
El Mahdi both before and since the capture of
Khartoum and the killing of General Gordon.
Several other persons are about to be arrested, in-
cluding some prominent notables.'
ALEXANDRIA, March 16.-The British despatch
boat Iris has sailed for Malta having Zebehr Pacha
and two of. his sons on board. The compromising
documents which led to the arrest of Zebehr Pacha
and his sons consisted of letters, and were found
by General Brackenbury among the rebel effects
which fell into his hands. Lord Wolseley recom-
* mended the arrest. Four more persons have been
arrested as accomplices of Zebehr Pacha in his
C treason against the Khedive.
b LONDON, March 16.-An Alexandria despatch
states that Zebehr Pacha was arrested at the house
of Senoussi's agent, where he always stays when
there. The prisoner was sent on board the man-
* of-war Iris. The arrest was made by the British
An Arabian paper reports, that 15,050 men in
Abyssinia are being prepared for an advance upon
Work on the Suakim-Berber Railway has been
begun. Osman Digna, has offered to give money
and to stop his night attacks if the British return
the body of his standard bearer. The firing on
Saturday night was til l.heavie-t. and most conti-
nuous that the British have yet been subjected to
England and Egypt.--LoNDoN, March 17.-The
British officials at Cairo have been urging the Gov-
ernment to appoint General Lord Wolseley Gov-
ernor General of tlhe Suddlti, with a view of im-
pressing upon the natives the fact that England
does not intend to abanudou the country until she
has secured a stable Government for it. They
state that such a step on the part of the home Gov-
ernment will have the effect of weakening the
resources of ElMahdi and alienating many tribes
who joined him from tear that England would
eventually leave the Soudan in the possession of
the False Prophet. Mr. Gladstone opposes the
creation of such an office for General Lord Wolseley
or any other Englishman, on the ground that it
would be construed as a pledge by England to
prolong the occupation :.f Egypt, which the Gov-
ernment does not cout.umplateL. Notwithstanding
Mr. Gladstone's opposition the Cairo officials con-
tinue to press the matter, claiming that the action
which they urge will greatly hasten the downfall
of El Mahdi.
CAIRO, March 17.-A large number of the Egyp-
tian notables will send a written protest to Eng-
land against the arrest of Zebehr Pacha.
Suakim and Korti.-LONDON, March 18.-The in-
terest of all news from Egypt now centres in
Suakim and Korti. From Suakim a general ad-
vance toward Tamas will be made next Friday.
Spies continue to report that the Amarar tribe of
Arabs will desert El Mahdi and join the British at
the first favorable opportunity. The whole body
of troops stationed at Suakim will parade to-
morrow and be inspected by General Graham.
The Berkshire and Surrey regiments and the
Indian contingent will form the advance guard on
Friday. The Shropshire regiment will remain to
At Korti it is estimated that reinforcements to
the extent of twenty-five per cent. of the present
strength of the troops there will be required before
autumn, owing to the large number of cases of
sickness and' death from the heat. The camel
drivers refuse to remain at Kitoiti. Navigation of
the Nile is very difficult and transportation of
the wounded is tedious. Lord Woliek-y will vi.ift
Abu Dom. General Grenfell will inspect the line
of communication to Assiout and command the T
Egyptian Army. General Sir Evelyn Wood will
command the troops in the entire region between
Merawi and Dongola. 1
Bankrupt Egypt.-LoNDON, March 18.--The ]
Right Hon. Hugh Childers, Chancellor of the Ex- t
chequer, in the House of Commons this afternoon,
unfolded the Egyptian financial agreement which t
was signed recently by the representatives of the i
Powers concerned. The agreement, he said,
guaranteed a loan of $45,000,000, to be used in l
lifting the Egyptian debt. The guarantee of this ]
loan by the other Powers does not, however, con-
fer any right upon any one of them to interfere
with England's internal administration of Egyp-
tian affairs. The loan is to be liquidatedby the re-
payment of the sum of $1,575,000 annually, and c
that sum is to constitute the first charge against
the Egyptian revenues until the entire loan is o
lifted. The normal annual expenses of the t
Egyptian Government are fixed by the agreement
at the gross sum of $26,185,000. This includes
$1,000,000 to defray the cost of maintaining the t
army of occupation. The agreement provides for
the extension of taxation to all foreigners resi- -
dent in Egypt. It also arranges for an exhaustive t
investigation into the revenue earning capacity of
Egypt. Two years are to be devoted to this in- 1
quiry. While it is in progress there is to be a five
per cent deduction in the coupon payments and a t
half per cent reduction in the interest on the
Suez Canal shares. In addition to these reduc-
tions the agreement empowers the Khedive, in the
event of the necessity for further reduction during
the period of the two years' inquiry, to summon
an international commission to consider and make
them. A provision for the free navigation of the
Suez Canal is mentioned in the agreement as a
matter that will be dealt with in the forthcoming
Canal Conferrence at Paris. The clause referring
to the taxation of foreigners in Egypt was re-
ceived with cheers. After he had finished his re-
velation of the terms of the agreement Mr. Chil-
ders, in answer to questions, stated that the rate
of, interest on the loan guaranteed by the agree-
ment would not be allowed to exceed 3f per cent.
He further said that if any default in the payment
of principal or interest should occur each of the
guaranteeing Powers was answerable.
On the Red Sea.-RoME, March 17.-In the Cham-
ber of Deputies to-day Signor Mancini declared
that Italy was following solely her own policy on
the Red Sea. The question as to whether the
Italian forces would remain at Massowah was pre-
mature; the movement of the troops would depend
on future events. Colonel Saletta had been order-
ed to prevent rebel gatherings in the vicinity of
Massowah. After the fall of Khartoum Count
Nigra, the Italian Ambasador to England, had
intimated to Earl Granville that Italy was willing
to assist England if asked to do so. Earl Gran-
ville replied that England could and must herself
subjugate the Soudan. He expressed his gratitude
for the offer, and the relations between the two
Governments had since been of the most friendly
nature. Signor Mancini said the Italian Govern-
ment would not conclude any treaty without ask-
ing the consent of Parliament, and no treaty
would be concluded to the detriment of existing
agreements with Germany and Austria. Italy's
relations with Turkey were good, and her relations
with Abyssinia showed improvement. He hinted
at probable operations in the Soudan. Signor
Ricotti, Minister of War, said that in the event of
such operations being undertaken Italy could send
20,000 troops to the Soudan.
t. CHINA AND FRANCE.
PARIS, Marth Il..-The Gaulois says that the
Chinese Government has asked the mediation of the
United States with France, but that President
Cleveland is not disposed to intervene.
PARIS, March 16.-A despatch from Shanghai
says that Admiral Courbet intends to abandon his
position at the island of Formosa and to operate on
the coast of Northern China.
Admiral Courbet's fleet is anchored off Gutzlaff
and is subjecting the north of China to a rigorous
blockade. Seven cruisers and three gunboats are
continually watching for and chasing vessels at-
tempting to run the blockade.
The Liberte says that China recently offered to
negotiate for peace providing France would grant
an armistice, but-that France refused to grant an
The report that M. Lemaire, the French Minister
resident at Hue, has resigned is denied,
HONG KONG, March 16.-A French man-of-war
has stopped and searched the British %steamship
Surat belonging to the Peninsular and Oriental
Steamship Company. The squadron of the British
navy stationed in Chinese waters has been ordered
to rendezvous at Hong Kong.
LoNDON, March 16.--Advices from Tientsin state
that the French are again in negotiation with Li
Hung Chang, Viceroy of Pee Chi Li and leader of
the peace party.
The Japanese Legation is urging China to with-
draw from Corea.
Lord Edmund Fitzmaurice, Under Foreign Sec-
retary in the House of Commons, this afternoon
said that Euglal had protested against the treat-
ment of lead by-7rance as contraband of war, as
instanced in the arrest of the British vessel Glenroy
and the seizure of the lead in her cargo. Lord
Fitzmaurice said that the Government hoped that
their protest would be successful and would result
in the release of the Glenroy's cargo.
PARIs, March 16.-Admiral Courbet will issue a
proclamation ordering the blockade of the Gulf of
Pe-Chi-Li on the arrival of Admiral Reunier's
squadron. Meanwhile neutrals will be released
after being searched. Admiral Courbet advises that
4,000 reinforcements be sent to Kelung to maintain
the position gained in the northern part of the is-
land of Formosa.
.Denial of the Gaulois' Story.-WASHnd GTo, March
16.-It is authoritatively learned that there is no
truth in the report cabled from a Paris newspaper
that the Chinese Government has asked the media-
tion of the United States with France.
Drought in (;,j.-,,rt,-SAN FREANcisco, March 18.
-The great grain sections of this State are suffer-
ing from want of rain. A four hours' shower to-
day has improved the prospects in the coast
counties, but no rain has fallen in the interior,
where the crops are in a critical condition.
Bound the World.-NAbGASAxI, March 16.-The
steam yacht Amy, with Mr. Morgan's party on
board, sails to-morrow for Hong Kong.
Rinderpest in T77i"'::.--CHICAGo, March 16.-A"
special despatch from Pana, Ill., this morning
says:-"A disease among a herd of cattle belong-
ing to a wealtby farmer near Tower Hill, nine
miles east of here has been pronounced the genuine
rinderpest by a reputable veterinasy surgeon who
has been doctoring' the animals. Five have died
out of about thirty sick ones. The doctor pro-
nounces the others to be out of danger."
LONDoN, March 12.--The T-.1 yrapl states that
the English government has rejected the offer of
the United States to negotiate a convention with
the British West Indies.
LoNDON, March 16.-The examination of Cun-
ningham and Burton was resumed this afternoon
and adjourned until Monday next.
LONDON, March 16.--The ambassadors of all the
Powers concerned signed in this city to-day the
Egyptain financial agreement,
Three thousand operatives in the alpaca and-
worsted mills at Saltaire, Yorkshire, struck to-day
against a ten per cent reduction in their wages.
THE PRINCE OF WALES' VISIT TO IRE-
ROME, March 13.-The Pope has intimated that -
the Irish Bishops had better postpone their pro-
posed attendance in convention at Rome until after
the visit of the Prince of Wales to Ireland.
LONDON, March 18.-Rumors are current that
the Prince of Wales, while in Ireland, wilL an-
nounce that the Duke of Cannaught and family,
after their return from India, will reside in Dub-
in, the Duke succeeding Earl Spencer as Lord
Lieutenant of Ireland.
LONDON, March 18.-The Prince of Wales, the'
Duke of Edinburgh and Prince Albert Victor, son
of the Prince of Wales, sailed for Calais to-day en
route to Berlin. The Prince of Wales had a long
conference with Earl Granville to-day before
starting for Berlin. The unusual circumstances
of the Prince conferring with the Foreign Secre-
tary is connected with the Prince's visit to Berlin.
Although he was given no direct mission, it is un-
derstood that he received hints regarding rela-
tions between England and Germany.
A Royal Freemason.-LoNDoN, March 16, 5 a.m.
-To-morrow Prince Albert Victor is to be initia-
ted into Freemasonry. The Prince of Wales, as
Master of the Royal Alpha Lodge, will perform
the ceremony. He initiated his brother, the Duke
of Connaught, into the order. Prince Albert Vic-
tor will be the seventeenth member of the royal
family who has joined the craft since 1737, when
the eldest son of George II. was initiated.
The Addresses to the Prince.-DUBLIN, March 16.
-The corporation of Dublin to-day, by a vote of
41 to 17, rejected a motion to present an address
to the Prince of Wales on the occasion of his visit
here on April 8. During the debate on the pro-
posed address Mr. Timothy Daniel Sullivan, home
rule member of Parliament for Westmeath coun-
ty, described the proposed visit of the Prince and
Princess of Wales as an attempt to politically
whitewash Dublin Castle. "All the perfumes of
Arabia," cried outMr. Sullivan, "could not sweeten
Dublin Castle." This exclamation was received
The municipal councils of Kingstown and Dal-
key to-day voted to present addresses of wtlcon-e
to the Prince and Princess of Wales upon their
Honors for Earl Spencer.-Mr. Gladstone has re-
commended Earl Spencer, Lord Lieutenant of
Ireland, to the Queen as deserving to have con-
ferred upon him some signal mark of royal ap.
preciation for the conspicuous ability he has dis-
played in the management of Her Majesty's af-
fairs in Ireland.
LONDON,' March 18, 1885.-The dignity and
traditional grandeur of Freemasonry were largely
vindicated and illustrated when, last night, in the
Royal Alpha Lodge, in the presence of a large
company of Masons, Prince Edward, heir presump-
tive to the English throne, was initiated by the
Prince of Wales, his father, heir apparent, Grand
Master and at the same time a working Mason in
the office of Worshipful Master. The lodge is
private, and its working dates from 1722. The
bylaws of the Royal Alpha restrict the number of
members to thirty-three-nearly all Officers
or past Officers of the Grand Lodge of England.
Also the principle that no visitor can be received
enables the work to be carried out in the presence
of lodge members only. Willis' Rooms, near St.
James' Palace, was the meeting'place.
THE EXPELLED FENIANS.
PArIS, March 13.-An immense sensation has
been caused in this city by the stand which the
authorities have taken toward the Fenian agitators.-
In addition to the arrests of James Stephens,
EDugene Davis ai'l T,:.ht, Mr.,;: ...y, which ver-W
made yesterday afternoon, the police have thi
morning air.oted a journaliLt named Leroy and
another Fenian whose name has not been learned.
Mrs. Stephens was also arrested, but was subse-
quently released. All the persons now under arrest
will be expelled from the country to-day. The
arrests already made are apparently only a begin-
ning of what is contemplated on the part of the
authorities. Warrants for the expulsion of other
Fenian leaders have been issued and further arrests
Stephens, Davis and Leroy were taken to the
frontier of Belgium this afternoon and warned not
to return. Stephens begged permission to be
allowed to proceed to Havre, so that he might take
a steamer there for America, but the authorities
refused to grant his request. It is now learned
that Morrissey has not been expelled, as was at
first reported. He and Davis, who were confined
at the Prefecture, were subjected to an examination
this morning. It is reported that the police have
-made an important discovery.
Indignant Fentans.-PARrs, March 15.-Great
indignation prevails among the Fenian and Irish
Nationalists resident in Paris at the expulsion from
France to the Belgian frontier. Several members
of the I. R. B. met this afternoon in a Paris caf,
where they discussed the recent action of the Fi ench
authorities and passed the following violent resolu-
tions, w hi,:b, from their threatening character, are
well calculated to cause additional arrests and ex.
S We look upon the expulsion of our honored
chief, JamEs Stephen-, iud our brothers, Davis and
M,.,rri'-ey, as an outrage against the Irish nation,
and we shall hold responsible for this action not the
French people but the miserable Government, at the
head of which is Jules Ferry."
Stephens' Airrest.-LoNDoN, March 17.-Sir Wil-
liam Vernon Harcourt, in the House of Commons
to-day, in answer to Mr. T. P. O'Connor's question
whether the arrest and expulsion from France of
James Stephens were done at the instance of the
English Government, said that his arrest and ex.
pulsion from France were not brought about either
at the instance or with the cognizance of the Eng- --_
lish Government. The Home Secietary added that
he believed it was true that Mr. Stephens was
opposed to the use of dynamite as a form of con-
tention for Irish rights, and that he frequently
published disavowals of the dynamite policy.
England, however, continued Sir William, would
not ask France to rescind the order of arrest and
expulsion against Stephens, because it was not a
matter in which England had any right to inter-
fere. In conclusion the Home Secretary said he
believed that Mr. Stephens had not been subjected
to actual arrest, but had been simply ordered-to
LeOnox, March 17.-A great sensation was
caused i the lobby of the House of Commons this
evening by an editoriam in the Echo, owned and
edited by a liberal member of Parliament, strongly
indorsing the Dublin Corporation in its majority
attitude of neutrality respecting the Prince's visit. ...
The words of the editorial are:-
"To us it seems that the Dublin Corporation
has taken the only manly and dignified course open
to it. Better far it should take no active part in
the coming festivities than assist in deceiving the ,
future ruler of Ireland by hollow professions of
"Ireland is not loyal. Give the Irish a fair
chance of success they would be in rebellion to-
morrow. We hold Ireland as we hold Egypt and
India-by the terror of our arms. Let England
be in conflict with some great Power and one great
defeat would be followed by an Irish rising."
This is said to be the first time any English
paper has indulged in such plain talk. It will take
its place as good St. Patrick's Day rhetoric.
At a meeting in Dublin this evening Mr. Har-
rington, M. P., who presided, read a telegram from
Patrick Egan, the president of the Irish National
League of America, praising the nationalist mem-
bers of the Municipal Council of Dublin for their
attitude regarding the visit of the Prince of Wales.