BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
Vol. LXVII--No 6. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUES 24s. per Annum.
Hamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, February 6, 19SA.
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OF THE COMMITTEE OF M.AN \ EF.MNT
Bnrilda 10 I LifeAnrafla Socioty.
FOR THE YEAR 1893.
The Committee in presenting the Fifteenth An-
nual Report is not able to point to the past year
as one of marked progress in the il'rs, of the
Booiety, but it has not been entirely uneventful,
It was of course to be expected that in a year of
gudh Agricultural depression, and consequent
general financial stagnation, it, might be practical.
ly impossible for many to spare even the small
amount necessary to admit them as members of
the Society, and as a matter of fact there have
been very few applications for membership. Only
twelve new members have been elected since the
last annual meeting, and as there have been four
deaths, the actual increase of membership is only
eight, by far the smallest record for several years
past. The present membership is 385. The change
in the rule under which the newspaper advertise
ments were substituted for the individual notice
formerly sent to each member has worked fairly
well. The Secretary has been relieved of a large
amount of work and comparatively few personal
notices have to be sent out at the time provided
by the amended rule. But strange to say many
of those who are most backward in paying their
contributions are those who from their living in
Hamilton, or its vicinity, or doing business there,
could most easily do so, if they would make a point
of it, and thus save the Secretary the trouble and
the Society the expense of issuing the post card
notices. The accounts of the Secretary Treasurer
have been audited and found correct. The
amounts paid to representatives and nominees of
deceased members since the last annual meeting
has been 303 4s. Od. the particulars of which will
be found below.
The financial condition of the Society is as fol-
Invested on Mortgage of Real Estate 75 0 0
On deposit with Bankers............... 103 9 3
Balance Cash in Secretary's hands.. 126 15 6
305 4 9
Three hundred and five pounds, four shillings
and nine pence.
DEATH CLAIMS PAID 1893.
No. 27.-Charles G. Gosling, pd. repre. 75 12 0
tentative ) t
No. 28.-James A. Atwood 75 4 0
No. 29.-Henry A. James 76 0 0
No. 30.-C. J. Campbell 76 8 0,
303 4 0
R. D. DARRELL,
Hamilton, Bermuda, January. 26, 1894.
OFFICERS FOR 1894,
Honble R, D. Darrell, President.
D. E. Seen, Trustee,
Charles V. Ingham, Secretary-Treasurer.
Reginald Gray, 1
Henry Lockward, Committee,
Thomas J. Wadson, Commttee
Charles A. Jones,
Nova Scotia and Wnt dia
QEALED TENDERS, endorsed "Nova Sco-
tia and West India Mail Contract," will
be received by the Undersigned up to and in-
clusive of the 1st March next, for the convey-
ance of all Mails from these Islands to the
West Indies once, at least, in every calendar
month all the year round, and from these Is-
lands on the return voyage to Nova Scotia for
a period of twenty-one months from the 1st of
April next by good and substantial steamships
fitted with appropriate first rate steam engines,
and capable of maintaining an average speed
of not less than 10 knots per hour.
The respective ports in the West Indies and
Nova Scotia at which the tenderer will under-
take to deliver mails must be stated in the
The terms of Contract can be seen on appli-
cation at the Colonial Post Office, Hamilton.
The Colonial Government will not bind it-
self to accept the lowest or any tender.
AUBREY G. BUTTERFIELD,
Colonial Post Office, Hamilton,
20th January, 1S894.
That very desirable
IN WARV I. lK PARISH,
Belonging to Mri' i Ftith, to-ether sith
the offices and lands appertaining thereto.
The property consists of -
A TWO STOREY 1O1 SE,
with a double verandah on the front, and contains
ten rooms also, bath-room, servant's room,
kitchen, and store rooms, coach house, and stables ;
and, at some distance from thl house, a small cot-
tage. There is a little over six acres of land at-
tached to the house, ieaily half of which is arable.
This blouse commands one of the prettiest views
in Bermuda, and isat an easy distance from the
Ferry, and thirty minutes' drive from Hamilton.
A TRACT OF LAND,
opposite and near the aforesaid property-contain.
ing about six acres, suitable for building or plant.
ing purposes. This part of the property can be
sold in lots to suit purchasers.
i For Further particulars and terms,
A. J. FRITH,
39, Front Street, LHamilton.
Jany 22, 1894-3 times
HAMILTON 1H-O 1EL
Will Qo nfortthr susoi, Snia'y, Dc10,
J. R. MEAD,
f (The 2 Storey Dwelling
- LL AN BERIS,
Near The Hamilton Hotel,
Now occupied by Mrs. T. H Pitt.
POSSESSION GIVEN ist JANUARY,
J. B. STEEDE,
November 7, 1893.
AN ART SALE AND FANCY FAIR
will be held in the
Masonic Hall, Hamilton,
(kindly loaned for the occasion,)
ON THURSDAY AND FRIDAY,
the 22nd and 23rd Feby.,
for the purpose of establishing a Fund to en-
large and extend the business of the Woman's
Work Exchange, Reid St, Hamilton; and also
if the proceeds permit, to give a donation to
the Cottage Hospital.
Particulars as to hours of opening, price of
admittance, &c, will be given later.
Best Soap for Horses ani Dogs
CARBOLIC SOFT SOAP,
which contains 10 per cent of genuine Carbo-
lic-the most effective preventive of Infectious
Diseases and destroyer of insect life; cures
Mange, destroys Fleas and Parasites on ani-
mals, giving a healthy tone to the skin, im-
proving the coat, and preventing unpleasant
odour. Specially useful against Greasy Heel
or Mud Fever on Horses4' and to keep flies
away. Has been proved a cure for Itch and
other Skin Diseases. It is very suitable for
washing floors and rooms infested with insects,
or where Contagious Diseases are present.
In 1 & 2 lb Jars, at Is & 2s each; 4 & 7 1b
tins, at Ss & 5s each, (English rates).
F. C Calvert
Never be without
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A CHEAP AND EFFECTIVE REMEDY FOR
Prickly-heat, Piles, Chafed Skin, Sore Eyes,
Cuts, Insect Bites or Stings, and most
Keeps Good in any Climate.
SOLD IN LARGE POTS, 13-d. EACH.
& Co., Manchester,
AWARDED 60 GOLD AND SILVER MEDALS, DIPLOMAS, &c..
For Superior Excellence of the Carbolic Preparation, which can be obtained from most
Chemists and Storekeepers
S41% .A = w.M L FOR
| Other Specialties*
$5 and $4 Dress Shoe.
7.. 1 $3.50 Police Shoe.
f $2.50, $2.25, $2
S2 and $1.75
for Boys and Youth.
SI'S $3, $2.50 and $2
15 IS THE BEST for Ladies.
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IT IS A DUTY you owe yourseU to get the best value for your money. Economize in
your footwear by purchasing W. L., Douglas Shoes, which represent the best value .at the
prioes advertised as thousands can testify. Do you wear them?
YOIK BU GILDING, BEIRMUA.
Jany. 2. 1894.
S- -7- k
. A. Downing & Co.
Custom House Brokers,
Forwarding and Conamission
20 Exchange Place,
63 & 65 Beaver St., New York,
P. 0. BOX 3550,
RICHARD F. DOWNING.
THOMAS H. DOWNING.
&I. MOLONEY, Manager Foreign Express
TLIOMPSON & ROBERTS.
May 18th, 1891
W VNV A ING1VZ9C. -
T HAVING come to our notice that our" G.G.'
Whisky Bottles are being re-filled with other'
Whiskies and sold as genuine, this is to GIVE
WARNING that all persons guilty of this fraud
WILL BE PROSECUTED with the utmost
rigour of the law.
Hamilton, Jany 29, '94-'im
Mrs. Edward Piiston
begs to announce that she can accommodate a
few guests at her home at
which is pleasantly situated at the Flatts,
being only half an hour's drive from Hamilton,
and two minutes' walk from the Post Office.
Livery, Boating and Fishing readily pro-
Mrs. EDWARD PENISTO.,
pec. 27, '93.-2m
ALL persons having CLAIMS against the
Estate of Eugenius H. Caisey, late of
Warwick Parish, deceased, are requested to
forward their accounts to the undersigned on
or before the 7th day of February next; and
all persons INDEBTED to the said Estate are
requested to make settlement by that date.
J. H. THOMAS,
R. H, DUERDEN,
JAMES T. ANDERSON,
Jany 22nd, 1894.
Ladie3 and Gentlemen can be com-
fortably accommodated on reasonable
terms by applying to
HAMILl oS PARISH, Bermuda.
AMONG THE ATTRACTIONS
will be found a Tennis Lawn, Sea Bathing,
Fishing and Boating. Within ten minutes
walk of the Caves.
Carriages may be had at the shortest notice.
TELEPHONE CALL 162 E.
Cable Address Seaward."
Dec 4, 1893.-4m.
ND. F. W. E. PENISTON,
'Bllontiib' Smits Parish.
Telephone No. 40
AMERICAN VETERINARY C -LLEGE,
GRADUATE : UNIVERSITY OF THE STATE OF NEW
November 28th, 1893.-6 m
Head Quarter Office,
PROSPECT, 6TH JANUARY, 1894.
Will be received in this office up to 12 NOON on
Salrdiay th 7th Fe arl 1894
FOR THE SUPPLY OF
for Her Majesty's Naval and Military Forces,
Bermuda, for a period of one year from
1st April, 1894.
Forms of Tender and all information can be
obtained at this office between the hours of 10
a m and 1 p m daily up to the day previous to
the opening of tenders.
H. E. the General Officer Commanding re-
serves the right of rejecting any or all of the
9 Jan & 6 Feb.
Sd. R. NUGENT,
BERMUDA WORK EXCHANGE,
DEPOT FOR BERMUDA SOUVENIRS,"
5 CHURCH STREET,
Mus. S. J. S'lowE, General Manager.
Fancy and useful Articles. Sketches in OILS
and WATER COLORS, Palmetto, Cedar and
Shell Work, &c., &e., Cakes in great variety,
BERMUDA POUND CAKE and PLUM
PUDDING" a specialty. Preserves, Syrup,
"CANDY and COCOA-NUT CAKES," so
MUCH LIKED BY VISITORS. Also Fresh Butter
N.B.-No Articks purchased for this Estab-
lishment. All work, &c, furnished by subscribers.
January 1st, 1894-3m.
Miss Joanna E. Smith,
.A. C 0 0 V>
Is prepared to wait on and fill orders for Din-
ners, Luncheons, Balls, &o proper notice being
Satisfaction guarai'ted, having had 26 years
experience in Military Service. First Ciasi Refer.
ences, Services daily.
Terms made knuvn on application.
Residence at MIRS. WMt. WHITE'S
Near Star Livery, Hamilton.
Jan 29, 1894-3m
HE UNDERSIGNED being about to close
. his business, would earnestly request all
persons Indebted to iiml, to settle up
ON, OR BEFORE THE END FEBRUARY
A. J. FRITH.
Hamilton, 39 Front St., Jany 22, '94
YOUNG MAN DESIRES
In the Evenings, such as Book keeping, writ-
ing, &c. Terms moderate. Address to A. B. C.
C/o this Paper.
Hamilton, January 16, 1894-1m
3"PO Rl _E7. 1 E- 1LT I .EV
A PORTION OF A
In Hamilton, Near Victoria Park.
Possession given at once.
"ROYAL GAZETTE" OFFICE.
Hamilton, Jany 15th, 1894.
Dec 3, 1893.-t.f. Hamilton.
in St. George's,
Two at the Cut and one at Wellington.
E. C. JACKSON
Hamilton, October 2nd, 1893.-ft.
"Colonist" and People's Journal" please
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE
WEEKLY REPORT OF THE WEATHER
at Gibbs' Hill Light Station at Bermuda be-
tween the 28th January and 4th Feby., 1894;
height above the Sea being 246 feet at base
where the Register is kept.
0.05 Overcast sqly
0.00 Fine, hazy
W. S. PERINCHIEF,
Iamilton, Feb uary 6, 1894.
CUSTOM HOUSE-TTI \HILTON.
Feby 2-R M 8 Alpha, Hall, Jamaica and Turks
Islands; fruit, &c, to W T James.
Jany 29-Schr Emma Knoulton, Hudson, St.
Feby 2--R M S Alpha, Hall, Halifax; inward
cargo and 26 boxes tomatoes, &c.
CUSTOM HOUSE,-ST. GEORGE'S.
Jan 31-Br S S Arroyo, Samuels, 2,307 tons, from
New Orleans to Hamburg, with a general car-
go. Machinery disabled and in want of coals.
Agents,-W E Meyer & Co.
Feb 2-Amer Sch Mosquito, Haake, 135 tons, from
New York to Colon, with a general cargo. In
distress. Agents,-J S Darrell & James.
5-Br Brigantine Clio, Stephenson, 168 tons, from
Porto Rico to eoston with a cargo of molasses
(put in in distress) Agents,-W E Meyer & Co.
S- oEN:-by tug Gladisfen, (and given orders to)
about 6 miles off St David's Head, the Br 88
Sicily, from Liverpool, G B, to Newport News.
VESSELS IN THE PORT OF ST. GEORGES, FEB. 5TH, 1894.
Br brigt Harry, undergoing repairs.
Br schr Clayola, "
Br bright Clio, awaiting orders,
Br bk Asiana, "
German ship Friedlander, awaiting orders.
German bk Dona Evelina, undergoing repairs.
Am schr Mosqaito, awaiting instructions.
S77" The Trinidad was not signalled up to
Sunset last evening.
Arrived here on Wednesday last the Br. S. S.
Arroyo," Samuels, Master, from New Orleans to
Hamburg with a general cargo. Cap. Samuel re-
ports having experienced very severe weather from
the time of leaving New Orleans ; owing to the
heavy weather an extra strain was put on mach-
inery in consequence of which nne of the cylinders
gave out, decided to make for Bermuda for repairs
to rr.ai-hinery, made land on the 3!st and anchored
in MIurrays Anchorage, after prarique was granted
by the Health Officer the vessel immediately pro-
ceeded to Grassy Bay in order to have the necessary
repairs effected at H. M. Dockyard. The above
steamer is also obtaining a supply of 400 tons of
coal and will probably be ready for sea about the
end of the present week. Agcnts,-W E Meyer
Feb. 2nd. Capt. Haake of the Amer. Sch.
"Mosquito" (on a voyage from New York to
Colon with a general cargo) reports having experi-
onced very severe weather from the time of leaving
'New York, on Tuesday last had a heavy gale of
wind from the N. E. which carried away the main
topmast and sprung the mainmast head-one of
the crew was washed overboard and drowned.
After the gale abated decided to make for Bermu-
da. Made land on the 2nd inst.. and was towed
into St. Georges by the tug Gladisfen. Agents,
-J. S. Darrell & James.
Feb. 5. Capt. Stephenson of the Br. Brigt.
"Clio" (on a voyage from Porto Rico to Boston
with a cargo of molasses) reports having left Porto
Rico on the 14th Jany last, experienced dirty
weather from the time of leaving. On Tuesday
last the;p 0th ulto. in lat. 37 80. long 73 30, bar.
29.10 had a very heavy gale of wind from the S.E.
with a tremendous sea, at 8 a.m. of the same date
the barometer fell to 29. A tremendous sea struck
the vessel on her starboard bow, smashing and
starting several stanchions, mainsail covering
boards ,nd bulwarks, it also started up and wreck-
ed the forward house, flooded the galley and car-
ried away everything movable on deck. It also
hove. the ship, over on her beam ends so far that
the cargo broke adrift and shifted, the vessel at this
time was leaking badly, half of the crew were at
the pumps while the rest were clearing the wreck.
At midnight the gale abated. Decided the best
thing to do would be to make for Bermuda. Made
land on the 4th and was towed into St. Georges
by the tug "Gladisfen."
t dCaptain Hall of the S S Alpha has kindly
handed ,us the following :-Reported by Captain
,Goss of the Bark May Cony, which vessel arrived
at Turks Island January 28. Spoke on January
'15 the American Bark Wakefield from Pesagua
bound to Philadelphia, latitude 0.40 N. longitude
89.48 N., all well, desired to be reported.
THE GERMAN TRAINING SHIP "NIXIE."
On Friday last the German Training Ship
"Nixie" arrived here and anchored in Murrays
Anchorage. The usual salute was fired from
the ship and responded to from the saluting
battery at fort Victoria.
The Nixe is manned with 283 men and 17 offi-
cers, the officers are:-
Capt. Riedel, Commander
Lieut. Derzcenski,, First Officer
Lieuts. Schafer, Jacobson, Evert, Putt.
jarcken, Hoepfner, Petruscky.
Cadets, Ritensbury, HIalm, Hohenicht,
Stengel, Von Hippel, Hildebrauat.
The Commander, Post Captain Riedel, at
once officially visited His Excellency the Gov-
ernor and COapt Carr, Commanding the Navy
Yard at Bermuda. Invitations from His Ex-
cellency were immediately extended which
Capt Riedel regretted very much to be forced
to decline as the ship having been delayed in
Havana his stay in Bermuda would be contract-
ed to 4 days only.
On the night of the 2nd inst. a ball was given
in honour of the officers of the above named
warship at "Glfickauf" the residence of Capt.
W. E. Meyer, Imperial German Consul. Nu-
merous invitations had been issued, and by nine
o'clock most of the guests had assembled, being
received by Capt. and Mrs. Meyer. As the car-
riages of the guests drove up to the entrance
of this hospitable place, the scene which met
the gaze was one of unusual brilliancy, the
whole front of the house being decorated with
Chinese lanterns, and hung with flags and
bunting, white, red and green lights alternated
in throwing their brilliancy from the Cupola
upon the surroundings. The band of the ship
discoursed delightful music on the lawn to the
south of the house, and by ten o'clock the ball
room presented a scene which will not soon be
erased from the memory of those who had the
pleasure of witnessing it. The extremely
pleasing uniforms of the German officers and
the brilliant full dress uniforms of our own
officers, lent an added colour to the scene.
The dresses of the many ladies present,
although differing widely from one another,
displayed the usual good taste for which the
fair sex are justly noted. When the well wax-
ed floor was crowded with couples whirling
away in the mazes of the waltz, the effect was
such as to claim the attention of all those who
were not participating. For such dances as
were unfamiliar to the guests, in whose honor
the ball was given the harp was called into re-
quisition, and excited favourable comment from
all. The dancers, heated with their exercise
found that their requests had been anticipated
by the usual considerateness of their hosts, and
it was but a short step to the refreshment room
where there was all that could be wished.
At 12 o'clock the doors of the supper-room,
which had been built expressly for the purpose,
were thrown open, and soon the three long ta-
bles were filled with the hundred or more
guests. The roof and sides of the room were
formed of the flags of all nations, and light was
given by innumerable wax tapers, hiding un-
der their red shades. The floral decorations
were profuse, and tastefully arranged. The
cuisine was most excellent, and in the lavish
style so well known to visitors at Gliickauf."
During the supper the band and the harp were
in turn used to charm the ears of the banquet-
ters, and with the decorations and the menu
itself combined to delight the three senses of
which we all have cognizance. After supper
dancing was renewed and kept up until the
strains of "God Save the Queen" reminded the
guests that such delightful gayety and unmin-
gled pleasure could not last forever, and with
many regrets they turned their faces homeward
with thoughts which will serve to brighten
many a gloomy day.
On Saturday the officers of the Nixe were en-
tertained by the officers 'of the Garrison. A
cricket match was given on the Garrison field
and the scene was enlivened by the band from
the ship: which played during the time the
match was going on.
A portion of the crew were granted shore
leave and were well entertained by the non-
commissioned officers and men of the garrison.
At 6 p.m. they left for the ship well pleased
with their stay on shore and the kindness ex-
tended to them.
On Sunday the Commander and Officers of
the ship were taken by the German Consul for
a drive through the Island. In the evening
the German Consul and officers of the garrison
were entertained at dinner on board the Nixie.
The above ship obtained a supply of coal and
provisions and sailed yesterday morning for
.- LISTfI VCES.
4 AsH sWM,,SDAY.
PAGET.-8 a.m. Celebration. 11 a.m. Morning Ser.
vice. 4.30 Evensong.
WARWICK.-8 a.m. Celebration. 7.30 Evensong and
PAGET.-7.30 p.m. the Litany and Sermon.
PAGET.-11 a.m. Morning Service.
Trinity School.-Holy Communion 8 a.m.
Evening Service 7 p.m.
Parish Church.-Morning Prayer, Litany and
Commination Service 11 a.m.
Parish Church.-Wednesdays and Fridays 11 a.m.
Trinity School.-Monday, Tuesday, Thursday,
Saturday, 9.30 a.m.
Daily, except Friday, 5.30 p.m.
Mechanics' Hall.-Friday, 7 p.m.
HAMILTON AND SMITHS PARISH.
Matins 11 a.m.-St. Marks.
Evensong 4 p.m.-Holy Trinity.
Evensong 7.30 p.m.-Harrington School Room.
Tuesday Evenings, 7.30 p.m.-Tucker's Town.
Wednesdays.-Matins, 11 a.m.-Holy Trinity.
Evensong, 7.30.-St. Mark's.
Thursday Evenings, 7.30.-Harrington School
Fridays.-Matins, 11 a.m.-St. Marks.
Evensong, 7.30.-Holy Trinity.
.A Celebration at every morning service on Sun-
days. Holy Week services arranged later on.
ST. GEORGE'S PARISH.
Wednesday and Friday at 11 a.m.
Friday evening at 7.30.
ST. DAVID'S ISLAND CHURCH.
Wednesday Evening at 7.30.
ON THE VERANDA AT THE HAMILTON'
THs HIT OF THE SEASON,-MASTER STEINWAY.
Though heralded as a Small and Early," the
dance given a week ago, Saturday evening, was a
most delightful affair.
The base ball gaoue Saturday afternoon, was
immensely enjoyed. Jimmy the Water Man and
Base Inspector with the donkey cart was quite a
Dr and Mrs Hamilton, of the Princess, dined
with Captain and Mrs Hanna, Tuesday evening.
It is On Dit that a German will be given ere the
season is far. advanced.
That a most charming evening pastime, with-
out a single dull moment is by cards, is proven
nightly in the parlors.
Mrs Eames gave a diunerThursday evening, in
honor of the Bishop.
To 1 Hark Back," a bit, the dance Tuesday
evening was marked by the usual pleasant fea-
tures of informal affairs.
A few of the guests spent a very pleasar t
afternoon, Friday, at the Dock Yard.
Mr Davies met friends and enjoyed a pleasant
sail around the island last Monday.
ft Special attention is directed to the sale at
auction by Thos. J. Wadson on Thursday next, 8th
Feby., of valuable Real Estate in the townjof Ham-
flton and parish of Pembroke.-See advt. 3rd page.
fi The opening Ball of the season at the
Princess Hotel last evening was well attended
and a most enjoyable evening was spent.
99- A Supplemen t of 3 col-
umns accompanies this issue of the Royal
Gazette containing Report of the Annual Meet.
ing of the Bermuda Church Society.!
ENTERTAINMENT FOR THE BENEFIT OF
THE COTTAGE HOSPITAL.
An Entertainment in aid of the funds of the
Cottage Hospital was given on Thursday even-
ing last, under the patronage of His Excellency
the Governor, at the Mechanics' Hall, Hamilton,
when there was a fairly good attendance. This
performance was originally advertised to take
place on 25th and 26th ult. at theTheatre Royal,
Prospect, but owing to circumstances over
which the promoters had no control it was post-
poned until the 1st inst., atthe Mechanics Hall.
It was originally intended to produce Sir C L.
Young's dramatic sketch Yellow Roses but
at almost the last moment this was found im-
practicable owing to a domestic bereavement;
Major and Mrs -.'.. -Lane, however, came to
the rescue and at but a few hours notice gave
The Milliner's Bill" a most amusing comedi-
etta, in which both of them appeared to great
advantage. The plot of the piece is not intri-
cate but whatever was wanting in this respect
was amply made up for by excellent acting ;
the characters are Mr. and MrAs Moeladew, the
former a well-to do lawyer and the latter, as
will be supposed, his wife, formerly an actress,
and she although in receipt of a liberal allow-
ance for dress has contrived to run up a millin-
er's bill of several hundred pounds which she
is unable to pay, and having been notified of
the intention to institute legal proceedings she
is consequently worked up to a high pitch of
excitement and dread lest her husband, whose
anger she fears, should hear of her extrava-
gance. The fun is centred in the fact that Mr.
Melladew has heard all about the bill and paid
it, unknown to his wife, in time to save further
trouble, but is determined to teach his wife a
lesson, so having lectured her on the evil of ex-
travagance he leaves the room returning in a
few minutes cleverly disguised as a "man in
possession." As may be imagi 'ed Mrs. Mella-
dew has a very lively time of it for a while, but
having made her act a scene from Colleyn
Bawn and sing a verse from the popular
"Annie Rooney" he "clears out" returning
soon after, undisguised, when all ends happily
with the production of the much dreaded but
now receipted Milliner's Bill." The piece
was acted throughout in a most spirited man-
ner and elicited many well deserved outbursts
of ., :. 7I. The second part of thel entertain-
ment was a Humorous Orchestra in which
the principal part of the work fell upon Mr. C.
G. Hill of the 1st R. Berks Regt, who although
only a comparatively recent arrival in Bermu-
da is already a well established favorite. He
sang "Rurnty Tumty," Mary's little lamb,"
The Three Old Maids of Lee" and the "Nip-
per's Lullaby each one of which was quite a
treat in itself and all four were much appreci-
ated by the audience. A welcome addition to
the programme was Miss Murray's rendering
of "Love's old Sweet Song," while Mr. Swin-
ton sang The Scout" very well and Mr. An-
nesley gave Clementine with effect. The
Toy Symphonies and the Brown Paper Medley,
given by a number of ladies and gentlemen,
were very amusing, very well executed and al-
so very much appreciated ; to any one who has
tried to read, study, sleep or in fact do any-
thing in the vicinity of even a small number of
the rising generation after the usual christmas
distribution of trumpets, drums, whistles, rat-
les, &c, it may appear surprising that music
worth listening to could be obtained from toys
of this description, but seeing is believing "
or rather hearing is, and it is really wonder-
ful how well the compositions of Romberg and
Haydn were rendered with the assistance of
these much abused and misunderstood musical
instruments when in capable hands. Altogether
the entertainment went off very well and it is
to be hoped that a sufficiently substantial bal-
ance will be handed over to the funds of the
Cottage Bospital to encourage those interested
in holding further similar entertainments for
such a deserving charity. We understand that
the affair was principally promoted by Mrs.
Knox, whom -ve must co, :r.il ', te ion its suc-
cess, which we trust it was- also from a finan-
cial poiit of view.
Mrs Nugent's Farewell Concert in ail of a little
cripple girl, will take place at the Mechanics' Hall,
Hamilton, this Tuesday evening [see advertise-
ment.] We feel assured co*'1: i:.;: the laud-
able purpose forlwhich Mrs. Nugent hps, assisted
by several ladies and gentlemen, gotten up this
Concert, that it will receive that liberal public
patronage which it so justly deserves.
By our Advertising columns it will be noticed
that O'Brien and Golden's Company will give their
first Variety Entertdinment at the Gymnasium
Hall on Thursday next.
On the 13th and 14tn instant an entertainment
will be given by the Ganr:ion at the Garrison
Theatre, St. Georges, consisting of, Part 1, a var-
iety entertainment and Part 2 tVie well known
and favourite comedy, Old 0Sodiers." [see adver-
f.T- On Tuesday forenoon last during a heavy
squall of rain a severe gust of wind passed over the
islands to the eastward of Smith's parish, and in
the neighbourhood of Crawl and Bailey's Bay,
was felt very severely and much damage was done;
three or four houses were partially unseated and
otherwise damaged, trees bhown down and fences
injured ; forunuately it lasted but a few minutes,
so the growing crops were not hurt muoh. It was
scarcely felt at Flatts, as the environing hills to
the south and west broke the force of the wind and
it passed over to the Crawl further on.-Corn.
t The Consecration of the New Chancel of
Holy Trinity Church, Hamilton Parish, by His
Lordship the Bishop, took place yesterday fore-
noon. The Clergy were well represented and
considering the unfavourable state of the
weather the attendance was good. [Full par.-
ticulars of this impressive ceremony will ap-
pear in our next.]
lg During the gale of wind that prevailed on
Tuesday last the flagstaffs at the Masonic Hal! and
the Barrack Yard, St. George's were blown down.
Major Hamley of the A. P. D., was standing with-
in a few feet of the later when it fell and had a
very narrow escape of x-h : crushed by it.
By the Halifax and Bermudas Cable.
HALIFAX, Feb. 3.-The buisness men of Eastern
Canada are awakening to the great necessity for
the extension of the Halifax and Bermuda Cable
to Jamaica and the other West In... islands. Im-
perial Naval and Military officers on the North
American station fully realize the absolute want
of the cable for imperial purposes. Though adverse
to expressing their opinions for publication they
do not hesitate to privately express their amaze.
ment that the Imperial government should be so
blind to Imperial interests as to still continue to
neglect to secure direct cable connections with
their West India Colonies. A couple of years ago
the war authorities woke up to the importance of
the islands and approved an elaborate scheme for
their defence, but strangely appeared to forget the
fact.of first importance, viz.: that Britain was de-
pendent upon the whims and fancies of two foreign
nations, the United States and Spain, for cable
communication with these important outlying
colonies. It is exasperating and humiliating to
Imperial officers here to know that every message
to Imperial officers in the West Indies goes from
London through New York, Key West and Cuba
instead of via Halifax and Bermuda, But it is not
for Imperial purposes, however, that the business
men of Canada demand the extension, it is for
purely Canadian commercial purposes. Interviews
with A. G. Jones & Co., Musgrave & Co., Pickford
& Black, J. A. Chipman & Co., and others who do
a large business with Jamaica, show that the ex-
tension to Jamaica and the other islands is abso-
lutely essential to the development of Canadian
trade. Four steamers a month are now running
from Halifax to these islands. These boats are
now carrying direct the large trade that formerly
went from Canada via New York and are also
developing many new lines of business, but ex-
porters are greatly handicapped by the inefficient
service and exorbitant cable rates, viz.: $1.45 a
word charged by the American and Spanish com-
panies. Canada long monopolized the fish trade
of the West Indies, but met with serious competi-
tion from the American direct steamers aided by
daily cable quotations. To enable Canada to hold
its trade the Dominion government pays $50,000
a year subsidies to direct steamers. At the present
time the West India islands buy nearly $4,000,000
worth of flour stuffs, and other products of the
United States to the value of $35,000,000 per an-
num. This could nearly all be supplied by Canada
but New York has the tremendous advantage of
having the daily quotations of its markets publish-
ed in all the West Indies while not a single Canad-
ian market price is quoted. An extension of the
Bermuda Cable would not only enable Canadian
market quotations of flour and all other products
to be published in the West Indies daily, side by
side with the Ameriacn prices, but as we have
equally frequent steamer communications and
would have the advantage of 50 per cent. cheaper
cable rates, the benefit to Canadian trade can
hardly be estimated. Besides, though the West
Indies are intensely British, all their news is filter-
ed through United States channels and Canadian
news-no matter how important-is a rare com-
modity there. With the extension of the cable the
West Indies would get its news from Canada and
would therefore be still more drawn to this country
by being brought into daily communication. J. A.
Chipman, flour merchant, who has devoted special
attention to the possibilities of the development of
trade between Canada and the West Indies, says,
"I regard the extension of the Halifax and Ber-
muda Cable to Jamaica as of very great importance
to Canadian commerce. I believe that the possibi-
lities of future trade between Canada and the
West Indies cannot be fairly estimated. We pro-
duce in large abundance very many of the staple
articles which they require, and which we can
furnish them cheaper than any other country.
Therefore, the extension of the cable service seems
to be one of the lacking complements to the direct
lines of steamers running to these islands. The
extension of the cable with the lower rates will
bring the two countries into immediate daily con-
tact for business. I cannot conceive of anything
which would be of greater assistance in aiding a
growing trade so essential to Canada. W. A.
Black of Pickford & Black who are running fort-
nightly steamers to Jamaica regards the cable ex-
tension, as of the greatest importance. Their
boats are working up an entirely new trade in but-
ter and all kinds of 6dian goods, boots and
shoes, clothes, carriagMall sorts of live stock and
farm produce generally. Last week they shipped
3.000 barrels of flour in one vessel. Trade in
these lines could be developed to an almost un-
limited extent if aided by a direct cable. Mr.
Black thought the business between the two coun-
tries was assuming such proportions as would en-
sure the cable being a good paying investment to
PARIS, Feb. 2-Archbishop Gouthe Souland of
Aix, attacked the government for the manner in
which it administers church funds. The Arch.
bishop declares the government administration of
these funds tantamount to confiscation of the
revenues of poor churches.
LONDON, Feb 2.-The Allan State Line Steamer
C. ,,, Glasgow, January 22nd for New York put
back to Sealtery Island in the Shannon River,
Ireland, with her stoke hold full of water. The
steamer was disabled and heavy seas washed over
her, and carried away several boats. Her own
pumps not able to free her of water a request for
pumping engines was telegraphed to Limerick.
RoxE, Feb 2-An Anarchist named Romagnolla
journeying from London to Romagne was arrested
at the Italian Frontier to-day. In his possession
were found a number of flagon containing liquid,
chemicals intended for the manufacture of ex-
plosives, and a number of anarchist letters.
WASHINGTON,-Feb. 2-The Wilson Tariff Bill
was laid before the Senate, 4.15 p.m., and was
referred to the Finance Committee.
LONDON, Feb 3-Ex-King Millan of Servia is
about to leave Belgrade in deference to the hints
from the Russian capital.
LISBON, Feb 8.-The King yesterday received
a deputation who visited His Majesty for the
purpose of protesting against the new and vex-
atious taxation imposed by the government.
It was these taxes that caused the recent riot-
ing in Oporto and there is great dissatisfaction
in Lisbon and other cities and towns. The de-
putation consisted of the Presidents of the
the various Chambers of Commerce, officers of
a number of s )cietiesand representatives of the
shop keepers, and of different manufacturing
interests. They urged the king to interview to
bring about the abrogation of the industrial
tax. His Majesty promised to communicate
with the government on the subject. Last
night the deputation visited the ministers and
conferred with them until this morning. The
deputation declare the ministers promised to
immediately examine into the tax question.
The add that the ministers said the industrial
tax shall not be levied until it shall have been
ROME, Feb 5.-The military tribunal in Pa-
lermo, Saturday, tried Private Combardini,
who, while on a furlough, took part iu gibell
in a tax riot which resulted in the death of a
pawnbroker and the injury of others. He was
found guilty and sentenced s to '9 years military
SANTIAGO, Feby. 5.-A number of Chilians, who
served as officers under the late President Balma-
seda, made an attack the other day on the artil-
lery quarters in Santiago. The attack was re-
pulsed and 5 of the assailants killed. Many ar.
rests were made.
ODESSA, Feb. 5.--The weather in the Caucasus
for several days has been fearfully cold. The
principal ;ports of the Caspian Sea are ice bound.
Wolves have become universally fierce, and eigh.
teen men were rventakea and eaten by these ani-
mals near Ervan.
MARRIED, At St. Paul's Church, Paget, on
Monday, 29th ultimo, by the Rev. J. Lumley
Loueh, Rector. Vicar General and Commissary,
Charles Gray Butterfield. to Eliza Isabelle, daugh-
ter of Charles Jones, of Milford, Paget.
DIED.-On January 3, the infant daughter of
Mr. and Mrs. 0. E. Saunders, at their residence,
2,262 Atlantic Ave., Brooklyn, N.Y.. aged 5
months and 27 days.-Turks' Island Royal Standard,
...... at her residence in Pembroke Parish on
Thursday, Feb. 1st (after a short illness) Delia
Elizabeth, beloved wife of William Casbolt, aged
59 years, leaving a husband, five daughters and
two sons, and two grandsons to mourn their sad
...... at his late residence, Somers' Hill,'
Shelly Bay, on the 29th ultimo Edward R. Eve, in
his 74th year.
By Public Auction,
In Front ot the Stores of the
On Thursday Next,
THE 8TH INST.. AT 1 O'CLOCK.
35 Small Sutrar COared Hams,
20 Tubs New York Butter.
10 Bazs Clean Rice. 200 lbs each,
50 Cases KErosene Oil,
10 Barrels Pilot and Naval Bread,
300 lbs Clean Currants,
15 gross Swedi-h Safety Matches,
20 boxes Sultana Raisins,
25 tins Combination Biscuits.
2000 Assorted Segars (just arrived)
25 Tins Enrlish Mixed Confectionery,
500 lbs Fresh Shredded Oats,
50 Boxes Smoked Herring,
80 Boxes Blue Mottled Soap,
10 Boxes Brown Soap. 56 lbs each.
15 Roxes Colored Fluted Wax Candles,
10 Kits Halifax Mackerel,
800 lbs good White Dominica Yams,
25 dozen Jugs Black Ink,
25 `mall Boxes Bicarbonate Soda,
500 Jamaica Sweet Oranzes,
15 Small Boxes Sweet Chocolate, 6 lb each,
25 dozen Tins Sardines,
95 Tins Yellow Goschen Butter,
6000 Red Bricks, 1000 Lily Bud Boxes,
Sundry Articles of Furniture,
1 Box Case Assorted Dry Goods, ete,
10 Pairs Sashes. 15 x 32,
10 do Blinds to match, etc. etc, etc, etc.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, F4b 6th, 1894.
A very large assortment of
In Cedar, Lemon, Orange, Acacia,
Olive, Algerian Oak, Mangrove and other
Woods, Palmetto Work, Conchs, Cala-
bashes, Sea Rods, Barley Straw Mats.
K| An Assortment of Cedar Wood Work.
C. H. ROBINSON,
45, Front Street.
Hamilton, 6 Feby, '94.-1.
A Fresh Supply just received ex Trinidad,"
consisting of :-
Peas, Beans, Sugar Corn, Water Melon
Seeds, different kinds, Musk Melon Seeds,
different kinds. Cucumber Seeds, different
kinds, Squash. Pumpkin, Kohl Rabi,
Mustard and Cress, and a variety of others.
C. l. ROBINSON,
45, Front Street.
Hamilton, Feb. 6, 1894.-1
Suggested that one of
0. H. ROBINSON'S
of 300 Candle Power or less be used to illum-
inate the Clock Tower.
These Lamps have given Universal Satisfaction
at balls, bazaars, &c., &e.
What a boon would be given if this sugges-
tion were adopted.
FUoANISHED ROOMS FOR ENT.
THE UPPER FLAT OF COTTAGE,
Consisting of 3 bedrooms, parlour, dining room,
kitchen, pantry, etc.
For particulars apply to
E. W. WOLFF,
7 & 9 Church St.
Feb 5, 1894-1
Front Street Store
TORE No. 53, under the R. B. Y. Club
Rooms, recently occupied by Messrs
Tucker & Co, is offered for rent.
Will be let on very reasonable terms. Pos-
session can be given immediately
For terms, apply to
LOOKWARD & INGHAM,
Hamilton, 23rd December, 1893-3p tf
TIe PREMISES fi Front Street,
in the Town of Hamilton, next West of the Jewel.
lery Store of Mr Duncan M Doe, consisting of :
Two Stores or Warehouses,
whieh|will be rented either together or separately.
For further particulars apply to
GRAY & APPLEBY,
20th Nov, 1893-3p. t.f.n.
FOX TERRIERB PIUP
Black over eyes, small black spot
on left side.
Finder rewarded on returning to' me at my
office, Reid Street, Hamilton.
REGINALD W. APPLEBY.
Hamilton, 6 Feb, '94-1pd
P1P1RMtfl)A ROYAL VIA ZETTIR
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF HIS
EXCELLENCE GENERAL T. C. LYONS, C.B.,
TUESDAY, MARCiH 27TH,
1,-MAIDEN STAKES, about 1 mile
on the flat for horses that have never won a
public race in Bermuda. Stakes 21. En-
2.-GALLOWAY STAKES, about 1
mile and a distance on the flat. Galloways
14.3 or under. Stakes 12. Entrance 15/.
3.-THE CHAMPION STAKES, about
1 mile on the flat. Stakes 40. Entrance
80/. No penalties will be carried in this race.
4.-THE LADIES' PURSE, about 1
-, mile on the flat for all horses that have regu-
larly been driven in harness in Bermuda.
fHorses 12 stone; Galloways 14.3, 10 st. 7 lbs.
4 lbs allowed for every inch under 14.3.
Stakes 20. Entrance 15/.
5.-VISIToR's CuP, about 2 miles
on the flat. Stakoi 30. Entrance 20/.
6.--ARMY & NAVY CUP, about 1
mile on the flat. WXVoihts as in No. 4. Horses
to be owned and ridden by Officers of the
Army and Navy. Stakes 25. Entrance 15./
7.-SHELLY BAY HANDICAP, about
1 l1miles on the flist. Stakes 20. Entrance 20/.
ENTRIES CLOSE TO HON.-SECTY BY
SatMrda qi, March 11th, at
Double Entries up to
S .m., We sti*y, Ki l 21st.
Galloways can be measured any morning between
9 a m and 12 noon at Prospect by application to
IRules and Conditions.
The Races are conducted under Newmarket fnd
Grand National Hunt Committee Rules tho Con-
ditions being specially modified as| below in some
I. Horses are to be ridden by Members of the
Bermuda Hunt Club or Jockeys licensed by the
II. Three horses are to be entered and to start
for each race or the purse may be withdrawn. No
second horse will receive the entrance fees. If
there are more than four entries the 3rd horse saves
III. Any owner or rider who objects to the
Judge's decision must make his protest and lodge
1 with one of the Stewards within thirty minutes
of the completion of the race in which the circum-
stances occurred on which he founds his prote-t.
The sum lodgedjwill be forfeited if the objection be
adjudged to be either frivolous and vexatious.
IV. Weights, except as otherwise modified,
will be as follows:-
3 years, 8st 10b ; 4 years, 10st lib ; 5 years
10st 81b; 6 years and aged, 10st 10b.
V. The above weights will be modified by the
following penalties and allowances d-
Allowances-For each inch under 14.3, 4 lbs,
For horses bred in Bermuda, 7 lbs, except in Maid,
en Stakes, 10 lb.
Penalties.-For winning one race at this meet-
ing or that of February 1891, 4 lba ; for each sub
sequent race won, 8 lb-.
Cg NOTE-For the Galloway race the allowance
for height will be calculated from 14.3
VI. All horses are to be measured and height
registered by Hon Secretary, and no objection to
the height as registered will be entertained by the
Stewards unless it be made to one of them before the
horse starts for the race.
VII. The decision of the Stewards is final, and
they reserve the right of altemina the conditions
and the programme, and of withholding or dimin-
ishing or increasing the stakes.
A horse entered for the handicap will forfeit his
entrance if he does not run,
G. H. CARIDEW, Capt,
A S C,
Hon-Secietary B. H. C.
Feb 2nd, 18~4-6th Feb-6th March.
Colonist please copy
Debltos of t llo Husoe of As 1llb.
THE UNDERSIGNED, THE COMMIT-
TEE OF THE HOUSE OF ASSEMBLY
appointed to obtain, if practicable, a prompt
of the Debates of the House of Assembly, in-
vite persons who are prepared to contract for
that service to send in sealed tenders, marked
on the cover "Tender for Reporting Debates,"
on or before the 1st day of March next. The
tenders are to be for the Sessions during the
The tenders must state within what time
after the debates occur they will be printed
and published for general use in a local news-
paper, or, if in any other mode of publication,
in what mode and form, and at what price, they
will be issued to the public, and must be ac-
companied by a specimen of the type or print
to be used.
Tenders are to be addressed to Mr S Brown-
low Gray, Hamilton.
S. BROWNLOW GRAY,
THOS. J. WADSON, Committee.
Hamilton, 9th January, 1891i-3p t. lst March,
(In aid of a little cripple girl)
Mechanics' Hall, himlin.
1. Valse, Mary-Pieraccini-Captain Chase and
Mandoline Band, 1st Royal Berks. Regt.
2. Song, The Admiral's Broom-F. Bevan-Mr
G C Laurence.
-3. Ballad, In old Madrid-Trotere-Mrs Lynden
' Song, To Anthea--J. Hatton- Major Edes.
5. Recitative and Song, Oh, would I were a Vil-
lage Girl-Randegger-Mrs Nugent.
6. Piano Duott, Hungarian Dances--J. Brahs-
Mrs Knox and Mrs Edes.
7. Song, Marguerita-F. Lohr--Miss Fowler.
8. Comic Song, Our Little Nipper-A. Chevalier
-Mr C G Hill.
9. Mazurka, Pulgarini-Gatt-Mandoline Band.
10. Ballad, Going to Market-Diehl-Miss Murray.
11. Song, My Queen, Blunmenthall-Mr R B Swin-
12. Song, (a) Santa Lucia, Anon; (b) II Segret-
to, Donizetti-Mrs Nugent, with Mandoline
13. Song, In Days of Old (From Haddon Hall)-~
A. Sullivan-Mr G C Laurence.
14. Ballad, Snow Flakes-F. Cowen-Miss Fowler.
15. Comic Song, 'Wet Cher,'-A. Chevalier--Mr
C G Hill.
16. Polka, Bebh-Pirani-Mandoline Band.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
TICKETS : Reserved 3s.; Second 2.4.; Back l.
Reserved Seats on sale at Gazette Office, where
a Plan of Room may be seen.
Doors open at 7.30 p m. Concert at 8 p.m.
Carriages at 10 p.m.
February 6th, 1894.
AND WILL PERFORM
ON" *'JURSDAY & ,ATURDAy
Two Niggh a Week,
THURSDAY & SATURDAY.
Tickets at Phcenix
Hamilton, Feb. 5,1894.-1
A CONCERT WILL BE GIVEN BY THE
ABOVE CLUB AT THE
MECHANICS' HALL, HAMILTON,
Wdnoslay Evonil, Fehli rj 21st,
AND AT THE
MASONIC HALL, SOMERSET,
Thursday Evening, Feby. 22nd.
By kind permission of Colonel Dickson and
Officers, the BAND of the Royal Berkshire
Regiment will play during the evening- and
the SOMERSET AMATEUR BAND has been
engaged to play at the Masonic Hall, Somerset.
OVERTURE "Turkish Patrol" Michaelis,
SELECTION La fille de Madame Augot" Lecocq.
VALSE "Soldaten Liede Gung'J.
Hamilton Glee Club Hail Emil Lueben.
1. Shepherds' Sunday Song (Glee) Kreutzer.
2. The Little Mountain Church Becker.
8. The Last Good-bye (tenor solo with chorus)
4. The Bunter's Farewell (Glee) Mendelssohn.
5. Good-night,-sweet dreams (tenor solo)
6. The Mariners (trio) Randegger.
7. Forsaken (Glee) Ros hat
8. The Lonely Rose Hermes.
SELEOTION "Lost Chord" Sullivan.
9 The Blue Bells of Scotland (Glee) Buck.
10. Oh Isis and Osiris (bass solo with chorus)
11, Serenade (baritone with chorus) Beschenitt.
12. Eventide (tenor solo) Strelitzki.
13. Song from The Gondoliers" Sullivan.
14. Watch on the Rhine (Glee) Wilhelm.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.-Baud Accompaniment.
Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Concert to begin at
Tickets for sale at Messrs Whitter & Tuzo's,
where a plan of the hall may be seen on and after
the 14th February.
Reserved seats 2- 61 ; second seats Is 61; gal-
Tickets for concert at Somerset for sale at the
store of J B Zriill, Esquire. Reserved seats 2s ;
other seats Is.
W oOffer Very Low twr Cash,
50 Bris High
PEARMAN, WATItNGTON & Co.
Hamilton, 22nd Jany- 1894.--3 3p.
G-a 'r.on Theathre
Under the Distinguished Patronage of His
Excellency the Governor,
Tuesday & Wednesday,
13th and 14th Feby, commencing at 8 p.m.
A 'ari lI ENTERTAINMENT
By the Garrison of St. George's.
The well known and favorite Comedy by
the Garrison Dramatic Club,
"OLD SOLDIE RS."
Lionel Leveret (a young country gentleman)
L F A Barlow, Esq.
Cassidy (his servant, formerly in the army)
Capt McTavish (unattached) Major Hamley.
Gordon Lockhart (attached) C G Hill, Esq.
Major Fang Capt Southey.
Mr Mawker (a collector) A N Other, Esq.
Kate McTavish (Capt McTavish's only daugh-
[ter) Miss James.
Mary Moss Miss Blackwell.
Mrs Major Moss (Widow and Woman of the
[world Mrs Moore-Lane.
ACT I-Recruits. Scene-Outside of Lev-
eret's Cottage, Devonshire.
ACTII-Veterans. Scene-Thesame. Three
weeks are supposed to have passed.
ACT III-MuAineers. Scene-The same.
ADMISSION-2s 6d; Is 6d; 6d.
Box Office at Messrs. Alex Smith's
& Co., St Georges
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
Feb 5, 1894.
thence by Steamer to Florida.
S. S. ALPHAA"
leaves Bermuda for Jamaica about the 19th of
each month, connecting with S. S. BETA,"
Jamaica to Cuba about the 10th of each
The Undersigned will issue Through Tickets
Bermuda to Havana, Cuba, where close con-
nections can be made with Steamers to Tampa,
Florida, and thence by rail to New York.
This route offers a most pleasant excursion
and an easy way of returning to New York.
Saloon tickets, Pe-mnuda to Havana $60.00
W. T. JAMES,
41 Front Street.
Hamilton, Jan 22/94-3 3p
FREIGHT FROOM LONDON.
iret ]London Line.
*.j;') S. U. FORT W'ILLbIA
Leaves London for Bermuda on or about
FEBRUARY 22ND, INSTANT.
Orders should go forward promptly by
New Yom k Mail of 8th instant; after that date
W. T. JAMES,
London Agents:- Agent.
MESSRS. HENRY LANGRIDGE & CO.,
16, Great St. Helen's.
On Bottomry and Respondentia of German
and her cargo, consisting of about 2000 tons
of Iron Slack, the ship having put into Ber-
muda in a leaky condition, from Philadelphia
bound for Danzig. About said amount is re-
quired for purpose to lighten ship at Murray's
Anchorage, and for storage and necessary dis-
bursements on said cargo.
Apply to ..:-r William E Meyver & Co.
(Sgd.) JOHN BEL ,IMER,
Master Ship Friedlander.
St George's, Feb 5th, 1894.
T ENGER'S FOOD, in 1 and 2 lb Cans.
Liebig's Fluid Extract Beef, in bottles 1/3 & 1/9,
Valentine's Meat Juice, 3/3 cash,
Minard's Liniment, Piso's Cure,
Balsam of Aniseed, Tilly's Drops,
Cockle's Pills, Arrowroot,
Cedar Berry Syrup, Honey,
Peptonized Ale and Beef,
Essence Beef. Essence Ginger,
Blood Syrup, Sarsaparilla.
C. H. ROBINSON.
45 Front Street, Hamilton,
6th Feby., 1894.-1
Rlurl Hill Boa da HosHo,
fifteen minutes' walk from Hamilton, in the
best part of Bermuda, overlooking Hamilton
and the Bay. Every accommodation for board-
ers. Hot and cold waters baths, good sea-
bathing. Pony and trap kept for hire.
TERMS FROM $1 PER DAY.
Feb 1, 1891.
JOHN 2 TEGSON,
To to sold by Po!il AuGtioa,
ON THE PI 1,I i:'i,'-
On Thursday, the 8th
At the several times mentioned below,
The following Parcels of Valuable
in the Town of Hamilton and in
Pembroke Parish, viz,
At 12 o'clock sharp,
The Warehouse and half Lot of
Land, measuring 25 x 150 feet, in the Front
Street of the Town of Hamilton, now in the occu-
pation of -. i.. John F. Burrows & Co.
At 12.30 P. M.
The Lot or Lots of Land at the
N. W. Corner of Church and Parliament Streets,
measuring 150 feet from North to South and 50
feet from East to West, with the DWELLING
HOUSE and Buildings thereupon, now in the oc-
cupation of W. A. Bluck, Esq.
At 1 P. M.
Lots No. 26 and No, 28 of the
Sixth Longitudinal --., --, together measuring 150
feet from North to South and 100 feet from East
to West, and bounded on the East by Lot No. 24
of that street ; on the South by the said Sixth
Longitudinal Street ; on the West by the Fourth
Cross Street, and on the North by the street lof
twenty feet in width, running past the Sunday
School, with the DWELLING HOUSE and Build-
ings thereupon, now in the occupation of the
Widow and family of the late William H. Green.
At 2 P. M.
The Parcel of Land, of triangular
form, situate in Pembroke Parish and separated
from Lot 5 by the Public Road, containing about
2 roods (more or less) bounded on the North by
an old Public Road which led in an Easterly di-
rection from Spanish Point towards Pembroke Pa-
rish C(' .. ; on the East by land heretofore of
Thomas Edward Connor now of the Heirs or De-
visees of Thias Tucker ; and on the South and
West by the Public Eoad running from Pembroke
Church Gate towards Spanish Point, with Cottage
or liHut thereupon.
At 2.15 P. M.
The Parcel of Land in Pembroke
Parish containing about 4 acres and 2 roods (more
or less) bounded on the South by the Canal ; on
the East and North by the Public Road leading
from Pitt's Bay towards Spanish Point ; and on
the West by land formerly of William White now
of Cato Smith, with the DWELLING HOUSE,
THOSE. J. WADSON,
Hamilton, 22nd Jan, 1894.-3 3p.
Action Sale of rylg hirable Buaidin
Iin s3.ia.y-'s ~azissh.
I am authorised to sell at PUBLIC AUCTION
on the premises, at 3 o'clock p.m.,
On Saturday, the 17th
A part of a property known as Place's, near
Cavello Bay, Sandys Parish, as follows, viz :
Lot No. 1.
Bounded on the NORTH by land of Edward
Smith and there measuring 145 feet; on the
WEST by other land of the same property and,
there measuring 72 feet; on the SOUTH by Lot
No. 2, and there measuring 147 feet, and on
the EAST by a road 8 feet in width, and there
measuring 74 feet.
Lot No. 2.
Bounded on the NORTH by Lot No. 1, and
there measuring 147 feet; on the WEST by
other land of the same property, and there
measuring 74 feet ; on the SOUTH by Lot No. 3,
and there measuring 150 feet; on the EAST by
the before mentioned road, and there measur-
ing 74 feet,
Lot No. 3,
Bounded on the NORTH by Lot No. 2, and
there measuring 150 feet; on the WEST by
other land of the same property, and there
measuring 74 feet; on the SouTa by Lot No. 4
(already sold,) and there measuring 152 feet,
and on the EAST by the before mentioned road,
and there measuring 74 feet.
Lot No. 7.
Bounded on the NORTH by a road or pathway,
and there measuring 818 feet; on the WEST by
the before mentioned road 8 feet wide, and
there measuring 74 feet; on the SOUTH by Lot
No. 8, and there measuring 275 feet, and on
the EAST by the waters of the Sound, and
theremeasuring 74 feet.
Lot No. 8.
Bounded on the NORTH by Lot No. 7, and
there measuring 275 feet; on the WEST by the
before mentioned road 8 feet wide, and there
measuring 74 feet ;on the SOUTH by Lot No. 9,
and there measuring 215 feet, and on the EAST
by the waters of the Sound, and there measure.
ing 74 feet.
Lot No. 9.
Bounded on the NORTH by Lot No. 8, and
there measuring 215 feet; on the WEST by the
before mentioned road 8 feet wide, and there
measuring 74 feet; on the SOUTH by other land
of the same property, and there measuring 160
feet, and on the EAST by the waters of the
Sound and there measuring 74 feet.
Each of the Lots, Nos. 7, 8 and 9, is intersect-
ed near the Eastern boundary by a road 10 feet
There is some timber on the above Lots, and
on many of them there is planting land, thus
providing land for a garden as well as a build-
A plan of the whole can be seen and any fur-
ther particulars can be obtained by applying to
Mr. Thos Lines, Sandys', or to the undersigned.
Feby Oth, 1894.-2 3p
Colonial Secretary's Office,
Hamilton, 5 February, 1894
The Bicycle Act,
rpIIE following section of The Bicycle Act,
1892 is published for general informa-
tion under the provisions of the said Act :
4. On and after the first day of February one
thousand eight hundred and ninety-three,
every person riding or being upon a bicycle in
any public road or street, or other public place
shall at all times, between the hours of seven
o'clock in the evening and five o'clock in the
next morning, between the last day of Febru-
ary and first day of September, and between
the hours c f six o'clock in the evening and six
o'clock in the next morning, between the last
day of August and the first day of March,
carry attached thereto a lamp which shall be
so constructed and fixed as to exhibit a light
in the direction in which he is proceeding, and
so lighted and kept lighted as to afford ade-
quate means of signalling the approach or
position of the bicycle.
V. 7 r R.
Head Quarter Office,
Prospect, 26th January, 1894.
Will be received in this Office up to 12 noon on
Wednesday y, 28th Feby.,
1894, for the
Supply of Bread,
to Her Majesty's Military Forces in Bermuda
for a period of one year from 1st of May, 1894.
Forms of tender and all information can be
obtained at this office between the hours of 10
a.m. and 1 p.m. daily up to the day previous
to the o, ening of tenders.
II E the General Officer Commanding re-
serves the right of rejecting any or all of the
Sd. R. NUGENT, Lt.-Col.,
6th & 20th Feby. D.A.A.G.
V. i R.
H. M. DOCKYARD,
Bermuda. 1st February, 1894.
3 3 _MT 300 1E9 ML a
will be received up to 12 noon, on
MoRdav, Fetae ? 19th, 1894,
For the supply of the undermentioned
articles and services to HI. M. Dockyard, ships
and vessels, for 12 months, from the 1st April
FODDER FOR YARD TEAMS,
HORSE, CART and DRIVER (hire of.)
Forms of tender can be obtained upon
application to the Naval Storekeeper, H. M.
The right to reject any or all of the tenders
By order of the Captain-in-Charge,
H. C. MAULE,
2 Naval Storekeeper.
[Filfty-Eighth Year, 1893-94.]
Art Union of London.
Instituted 1837. Incorporated' by
Royal Charter 1846.
President,-The Most Honourable The Marquis
of Lothian, K. T.
THE COUNCIL of the Art Union of London
c are issuing as their annual work for the
current year an important ETCHING, by
R. W. Macbeth, Esq., A.R A., after the popu-
lar picture in last year's Royal Academy Ex-
hibition, by H. fv. B. Davis, Esq., 11R. A., en-
Every subseaiber, in addition to the annual
work, receives for each guinea (1 1 0) sub-
scription one chance of a prize in the next dis-
tribution to be held in April. 1894.
The ordinary impressions of the above plate
will be printed on india paper.
For the current year the Council have deci-
ded to olff. r as the firtt Prize the important
original Oil Painting of REBEKAI AT
THE WELL" by Frederick Goodall. R. A.,
purchased by the Council for the sum of 900.
The principal of combination which forms
the basis of the Art Union, alone renders it
possible to give such works as those now of-
fered, besides a chance of a Prize in the annual
Distribution for one guinea.
A specimen copy of the above Etching may
be seen at the office of the undersigned, Front
st., Hamilton, any afternoon after 4 o'clock,
from the present.date to the 8th March.
ORMOND T. MIDDLETON,
80th Jany., 6th Feby., 6th March.-3p
A COLUMBIA PNEUMATIC
A. H. BELL.
Reid Street, Hamilton, Feb 5, '94.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST
OFFICE, HAMILTON, FEBRUARY 22D,,' '
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dener,) Master E Claus, Mrs Jos Darrell, Minnip
Fairbanks, Mrs L Anna Gay, F O Hall, Rev Dr
Chas H Hall, Patience Henry, Thos D Jones, L
K Mitchell, J A Mc Carmick. 1H P Nicholson,
George Otto, Mrs J C Poeock, Charles Ramsbottom,
Mrs Fred K Roberson Spencer, Edward Tuzo,
Willian A Williams, C R Wentz, James Wolff, T
Warner, B Williams, Antonio Jacquin de Rezende.
DERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE,
MANKIND AND WOMANKIND.
GOSSIP ABOUT PROMINENT PERSONS AND THINGS
In Belgium it is the custom to give certificates
of marriage in the form of little books, which
also contain a summary of the marriage laws,
and among a mass of other miscellaneous in-
formation directions for the feeding and care
of infants. There are also places for entering
the names and birthdays of the children of the
marriage, the authorities considerately afford-
ing space for twelve such entries.
Female Soeialists. -Two female socialist orators
have been sentenced to imprisonment in Vienna,
Friulein Glass is a comely young woman of
twenty, of the Jewish confession, and looked
very enthusiastic in a sailor hat, her hair blown
about her face by the wind. Amelia Riba is
younger still-not much more than seventeen -
and by her firmness caused six hundred factory
girls to strike for six weeks. The girl can talk
very much to the purpose for two hours at a
stretch. Both these socialist women are pretty.
Titled Writers-Among the forthcoming books
are two by people of title. The Marqis of Duf-
ferin will furnish a memoir of his mother, Hel-
en, Lady Dufferin (whose second husband was
the Earl of Gifford) to the volume of her
Poems and Verses which lie is editing, and
Mr. Murray, is to publish. The Duchess of
Buckingham and Chandos will issue through
the same publisher a selection from the letters
she wrote home during her tour last year in
Australia, New Zealand and Noth America.
The title of the work will be Glimpsesof four
As bad as War.-The Emperor William has
again tried his hand at his favourite game of
surprises, and although it may have served its
purpose the officer who was made the subject
of the experiment had to pay pretty dearly for
it. The Second regiment of Dragoon Guards
was called out suddenly on to the Tempelhof
Common, and an officer, Count von Wedel, was
ordered to ride at once to Dresden with a mes-
sage for the King of Saxony. The Berlin cor-
respondent of the Daily News, who tells the
story, says that the Count was not allowed to
ride on the high road, but had to take rounda-
bout ways, the supposition being that a hostile
army had occupied the territory between the
two capitals. This circumstance, combined
with the slippery state of the roads and the
severe cold made the ride a severe one, and the
Count took twenty-two hours to cover the dis-
tance. Immediately after delivering his mes-
sage to the King of Saxony the officer, thor-
oughly exhausted, fainted away. A sergeant
who attended the Count stood the test much
The Word Bronze. "-The etymology of the
word bronze has proved a stumbling block to
most lexicographers. It is left unsolved even
in the "New English Dictionary." TotheItal-
ian bronzo probably from "bruno," brown
is as far as the monosyllable has generally been
traced. In the Hatzfeld-Darmesteter Diction-
aire de la Langue Francaise," however, a step
beyond bronze is taken-to the burial place
of Virgil, Brindisi, the Latin Brundusium : and
Professor Skeat, who has been furnished by a
friend with substantial evidence upon the point,
now has no hesitation in declaring that it is to
the name of the old Italian town that we must
look for the correct derivation of bronze."-
The Czar's Strength.-A story which has been
told of more than one Russian is revived by a
St. Petersburg correspondent. At a little sta-
tion not far from St. Petersburg the Czar, as
the story runs, made a somewhat longer stay
than le had-,riginaily intended, and feeling
hungry he partook of some simple food at the
buffet. Meanwhile the little daughter of the
Mayor presented the Empress with a bouquet,
the flowers of which were hastily gathered
from private hothouses in the neighbourhood.
The stalks being still damp and dirty the Em-
press, visibly embarrassed, hesitated for a mo-
ment to soil her gloves by taking the bouquet,
whereupon the Czar clinched the matter by
seizing one of the heavy pewter dishes on the
table and twisting it as if it were paper, mak-
ing a neat covering for the stalks. The story
has at least vraisemblance as the Czar's muscu-
lar strength is undoubtedly abnormal.
Dining the M. P's.-The Parliamentary gentle-
men who, under the title of the Kitchen Com-
mittee, look after the very necessary duty of
providing sustenance for our hard worked leg.
islators, have been taught a lesson by the expe-
ri nces of the past session. Never did Parlia-
ment continue sitting so long, and never was
tl e average attendance so large, so that the ar-
tists in the culinary department found no small
difficulty in adapting their means to their end.
Up to December 31 no less than thirty thousand
dinners and twenty thousand luncheons had
been served in the House during the session--
the ladies who brightened the terrace with their
presence during the long summer materially
assisted-and, in anticipation of similar trouble
this year, the Committee will ask for one thou-
sand pounds to enlarge the kitchen and make
The Lottery in Spain.-The great prize in the
Spanish National Lottery was won by a butcher
at Saragossa, who seems to have borne his stroke
of fortune in a very proper spirit. His total
gain would have amounted to about $350,000
had he taken the whole risk himself, but he had
split up his ticket among a couple of hundred
partners in varying proportions, so that his own
share is not so considerable. However, he gen-
erously gave $400 to the official who paid the
money, and $200 to a blind man who shouted
out the lucky number at the door of the office,
his iext care being to distribute meat gratis to
everybody living in his quarter of the town.
Not a few stories are told in the Spanish papers
as to the effect on different individuals of this
sudden bit of luck. One of the beneficiaries
was a nurse in the family of a poverty stricken
infantry captain who barely paid her wages.
On the receipt of the $10,000 that fell to her
share she at once handed the amount over to
her master, exclaiming, "You shall not know
want after to-day. We can all of us live on the
money." Socialism and anarchism, if the an-
ecdote be true, do not seem to have quite eaten
out the heart of Spain.
Lady or Woman.-A correspondent writes:-
Why will the lower class of pressmen persist
in the misapplication of the word "lady?"
The other day, in describing the explosion of a
kitchen boiler in Grafton street, by which the
caretaker and a femal friend were injured, the
reporter said, I" The two ladies were conveyed
to the hospital.'" But why not? I have a
hazy idea that a lady once brought an action
for libel against the editor ofapaper which had
called her a woman. And how was the poor
reporter to know that the injured women were
not ladies? What is a lady? She may be a
woman who behaves like a laa., in which case
oa.retaker or cook may very v11 be a lady.
Or she may be a woman of pnte birth, min
which case also, in these days of lady helps, a
cook may be a lady. Or a lady may be simply
" a woman of distinction (as the dictionaries
put it), in which case a really good female cook
certainly is a lady. And, to go back to origins,
it is quite certain that a cook may be a lady,
since the word is the anglo-Saxon "hhief,"
which means bread, and dmegee," which
means kneader. Why, then, should the
" bloated aristocracy be allowed to usurp the
style of lady for themselves and deny it to the
poor washerwomen ? My correspondent is not
only behind the times hut in front of them, for
he is merely medieval.-London Truth.
Organ and Hose.-Among the things ordered re-
cently in Paris by the Persian Shah are an organ
and a garden hose. This is true Eastern luxury,
observes Modern Society. It is only such a monarch
who can afford to play on an organ grinder. With
us the matter stops at the longing.
Aged Poetesses.-Of the poetesses now living the
most gifted are Jean Ingelow and Christina Rosset-
ti. Both these distinguished women are over sixty
years of age. Neither is prolific in song. Miss
Rossetti is understood to be much more of an invalid,
and is scarcely ever seen in society. She has, how-
ever, just issued a small volume of verses."
Mile. Simone de Jfaupassant.-A little lady of six,
Mlle. Simone de Maupassant, inherits the bulk of
the property left by the late Guy de Maupassant.
She is the daughter of a brother of the novelist and
her pretty winnings ways gained the heart of her
bachelor uncle, who made a will in her favour
when he first began to suffer from the pitiful
malady that has deprived French literature of one
of its brightest ornaments.
Countess of Warwick-The new Countess of War-
wick, better known as Lady Brooke, is admittedly
one of the most brilliant women of modern society.
Her conversation is sparkling and is marked by a
freedom from conventionallity which sometimes
horrifies the Princess of Wales, who has inherited
all the love of etiquette of her mother, Queen
Louise, of Denmark. There are few women in
London whose toilets are more perfect in every
way and more in harmony with their wearer than
those of the Countess of Warwick. She is one of
the best whips in England and drives a four-in-
hand, handling the ribbons in a delightful man-
The 0 0 M of Harmony.-Sims Reeves
will make still another "farewell" tour. The
wonderful veteran tenor will visit the provinces on
this occasion, and as his fame appears to be grow-
ing in London, where thronged audiences assemble
to witness his rare appearances, it is quite certain
that he will create a sensation among our country
cousins. At present he is professionally engaged
at the Guildhall School of Music on very remuner-
ative terms. Sims Reeves may fairly be termed
the Grand 01 Man of the world of harmony.
The Chinese Language."-A writer holds that
Chinese language" is a misnomer. "Thereis,"
he says, "no such thinzr as a Chinese language
any more than there is a European language. A
Canton man cannot understand an Amoy man,
and I have seen two Chinamen sitting together
with a third one acting as an interpreter. Pidgeon
English is the common tongue of commerce. It
has a vocabul-ry of less than a thousand words,
but is sufficiently flexible to answer any purpose."
Were China but an island or a series of islands,
instead of half of a large continent, and were thus
open on all sides to the omnipresent language
carrying British steamer, it is within the bounds
of probability that pidgeon English would, ere
now, have replaced the national tongue to such an
extent as to cause intense alarm to reign in the
Chinese Chauvinistic camp.-Languages.
Thought he was the Czar.-The Emperor of Rus.
sia had, up to a short time back, a double in the
person of a banker of the name of Carlsben in
Copenhagen. Carlsben was introduced some time
ago to the Czar, who himself remarked the extra-
ordinary likeness. This proved unfortunate for
the Banker, who henceforth drove in a carriage
and four, and was only too pleased when ho was
taken for the Emperor of all the Russias. In the
result Carlsben went mad on the subject, aLd
now he has died in a madhouse in the firm faith
that he was the Czar.
Thousands of Relatives.-&A curious lawsuit has
just been concluded at Brussels. A widow named
Moeus died intestate, leaving a large fortune. A
dispute at once began among her relatives and a
lawsuit to settle the various claims was instituted.
At the trial it was proved that 'no fewer than
thirty-five hundred persons were related to the
testatrix. Judgment has been pronounced in
their favor--that is, in favor of relatives even
twelve degrees removed.
Soldiers' Noses,-In the Russian Army there is
one particular regiment of infantry of the guards,
formed by Emperor Paul, the men of which are
recruited not so much with regard to their height
or the color of their hair and complexion as to the
shape of their noses. Emperor Paul had a tpyi-
cal Kalmuk nose of the most excruciatingly up-
tilted pattern, and since then, out of compliment
to him, all of the officers and men of this particu-
lar regiment have noses of the same shape, the
sight which they present on parade being some-
Dean Stanley's Father.-Bishop Stanley, the
Dean's father, was disappointed in his wich to be
a sailor, for which he was admirably fitted. He
ruled Alder ley exactly as a captain iules his ship.
He gave premiums or prizes for cleanliness and
punished parishioners by good naturedly declin-
ing to enter a house if it was not tidy, and turned
away, saying he would "come back when it was
clean." Hie even got the keepers of the inns to
put up placards in their parlors and bars in com-
mendation of temperance.
A Double-rationed Soldier.-The regiment of Bel-
gian Grenadiers can boast (the Belgian News says)
of possessing on its muster roll the tallest soldier
in Belgium. His name is Charles Louis Beoaus,
he is twenty-one years of age, was a farm labourer
before joining the army, and is a native of Hum-
delgem, a village in West Flanders. His exact
height is one metre ninety-seven centimetres (six
feet six and a half inches). He comes of a family
of giants and giantesses, but his mother is only of
ordinary stature. His father is two metres high
(six feet eight inches). Of his eleven brothers and
sisters, the shortest measures one metre ninety-
two centimetres. No boot to fit him could be
found in the regimental clothing depot. He is
allowed double rations on the recommendation of
It is commonly said that every year that is divis.
ible by four is a leap year ; but, when the new style
was introduced, special exceptions were made. Of
the years concluding centuries, only every fourth
is a leap year, A year, though assumed to be ex-
actly three hundred and sixty-five and a quarter
days, is in reality three hundred and sixty-five days,
five hours, forty-eight minutes and fifty seconds, or
eleven minutes ten seconds less. It is to allow for
this deficiency that the years 1700, 1800 and 1900
I are not to be reckoned as leap year. 1896 will be
Saleap year; but there will not be another till 190i.
FREY'S FLAT OPENING BLANK BOOKS
Messrs. Hart & Riddle have scored a victory for
their flat opening blank books in the adoption of
their patent (Frey's) by the Dominion Government
for blank books used in the various departments
after a careful investigation into the merits of the
several systems. Hart & Riddell have always
claimed that the books made under their patent
opened perfectly flat and at the same time from
their peculiar construction were absolutely strong-
er than any others, and it must be gratifying to
them to have their contentions verified by the
adoption of their system by the Government after
the close examination referred to. Their books
are rapidly becoming very popular in the large
corporations, banks and insurance companies on
account of the great convenience of the flat open-
ing feature, the books remaining open perfectly
level while being written upon. So great has the
demand been for these books lately that for the last
two months Messrs. Hart & Riddell have been
working constantly overtime to keep up with their
orders.-Empire, Toronto, Jan. 12.
AN INCREASE OF 9,009 IN THE POPULA-
TION OF TORONTO.
DURING THE PAST YEAR-- So SAYS MIGHT'S
DIRECTORY FOR I 894-TwICE AS MANY CHURCHES
IN TORONTO AS In MONTREAL-THiE MILEAGE
OF CITY STREET IS 251- A POT-POTJRI OF
INTEERSTING LOCAL INFORMATION.
The City of Toronto directory for 1894 which
has just been issued is a credit to the Might Direc-
tory Company as well as to the city itself. It is
neatly gotten up, is 60 pages larger than the di-
rectory for 1893, and has between its covers a vast
amount of valuable information.
This years directory contains 73,051 names, or
3,003 more than last year's. This would indicate
that the city's population this year is 219 153, that
is, that there ara in Toronto to-day 9,009 more
persons than there were in January, 1893.,
A CITY OF CHURCHES.
Toronto is verily the "City of Churches." There
are within the corporation 197 places of worship,
more than there are in either Buffalo or Detroit,
and twice as many as there are in Montreal. The
Anglicans have 42 churches, the Methodists 41,
the Presbyterianu 30, the B-ptists 19, the Roman
Catholics 13, the Congregationalists 11 and other
bodies 16. There are besides 25 mission houses
carried on by the various denominations.
The city has 4 universities, 12 colleges, 3 colle-
giate institutes, 49 public schr)ols, 29 separate
schools, and numerous other educational insti-
tutions of various descriptions. The total value
of the public school buildings, furniture, etc.,
There are in the city 2 prisons, 2 reformatories
for girls and women, 22 branch postoffices, 7 police
stations, 16 fire stations, 51 hospitals and asylums,
23 parks, 16 organized bands, 264 halls, public
buildings and places of amusement, 9 cemeteries,
15 libraries, 81 clubs. 14 banks, most of them with
numerous branches, 22 savinits banks, 49 loan and
investment companies, 18 insurance *companies
and 248 incorporated companies of different kinds.
The police force numbers 270.
The total mileage of the streets within the city
limits is 2'1.73 miles. Nearly 19 miles of road-
ways, 34 miles of street railway tracks and 17,952
feet of sewers were laid during the year.-Empire,
Toronto, Jan. 12.
PERILS OF THE HIGH SEAS.
The subject of derelicts in the Atlantic and the
advisability of taking steps to remove them is at
present attracting a considerable amount of public
attention. 1 think, therefore [writes a correspon-
dent of the L indon Daily Graphic], it, may be of
interest to relate how H.M.S. Buzzard fell in with
one of these ocean vagrants."
It was towards the end of November, while
steaming from Bermuda to B. rbadoes, that an ob-
ject was sighted which was at first taken to be a
boat, but which on nearing was ascertained to be a
vessel, bottom up, the keel being ab)ut 120 fret
long. As faras we could judge she was a briy, and
some of her spars and sails could be seen beneath
the clear water, but there was nothing visible by
which she could be identified.
Commander Browne, considering her position
dangerous to navigation, determin- d to try and
sink her, and while a gun was being loaded I also
prepared to have a shot at her with my camera,
which I think I may claim was the more success-
ful of the two, as although several shot and shell
were fired, some of them striking her fairly, she
remained as buoyant, ir.*'.-itlv, as ever, this
leading us to suppose that she was timber-laden.
It was fortunate fcr us that we sighted her
during daylight, as had we run into her at night
the consequences would probably have been most
GERMAN LIFE INSURANCE.
Some notes on the system of life insurance inm
Germany have been sent to Lord Rosebery by
Mr. Ladenburg, British Consul for the Grand
Duchy of Baden, who resides at Mannheim. He
"Life insurance in Germany seems to have been
introduced from England, and is still carried on by
several of h.r' great Eu .limb companies. By Ger-
man institutions it has been worked only for the
last sixty-four years. In the first quarter of]i b.
century it was almost unknown, and for many
years had a very hard struggle against ignorance
In 1892, by the German Life Institutions,
939,462 persons stood insured for a total sum aver-
aging only about 220 per head. Popular or
working-class life insurance, on an English model,
is finding imitation in Germany with remarkable
success, but the figures are not so promising as they
look, because, owing to the want of prudence and
reflection of the masses, a very large proportion of
the policies are allowed to lapse by non-payment
His AGE.-A broker, whose mind was full of
stock quotations, was asked a few days since how
old his father was. Well," said he iabtrictly,
" the old gentleman is quoted at 80, but there is
every prospect he will reach par."-Journal of
Freneh Naval Scandals.-PARIS, Jan. 23.-The
journal La Patrie says that the government has
decided to institute an inquiry into the naval
scandals. It adds that the person or persons who
furnished M. Cldmenceau with the documents on
which he based his charges against the naval ad-
ministration will be prosecuted, and that M. Cle-
menceau will probably also be prosecuted for com-
plicity in receiving stolen papers and publishing
them against the interests of the State.
APPLE SHOnRTAe.-If you have never tried
apple shortcake try it now. Prepare it exactly as
you would strawberry shortcake, using a ple for
the berries; and by the time apples grow again
you may consider an apple shortcake as great a
treat as strawberry shortcake,
THE MATABELE WAR.
The cost of the late military operations in Mat-
abeleland will amount to fully 100,000, and every
penny of this sum must be borne by the Chartered
Company. The liability is considerable for the
privy purse of a private company of traders to bear;
but the directors, relying upon the moral effect of
their policy, are confident the public will hasten to
the rescue so far as rescue may be needed. The
intentions of the Home Government are not yet
very plain, but we understand it to be the deter-
mination of Lord Ripon to protect Lobengula.
When he heard of the king's capture, Mr. Sydney
Buxton, the Under-Secretary, is reported to have
exclaimed, Poor old fellow, I am sorry for him! "
The account given this week of the manner in
which the Matebele have administered indis-
criminate mutilation to both male and fe-
male Mashonas has considerably shaken
faith in Mr. Labouchere's protege and per-
haps as indicating the expansion of the hon. Mem-
ber's own conscience, he increases his vehemence
in proportion to the'shrinkage of his case-a sure
sign of the dawn of Truth,-Broad Arrow.
Frozen to the Ground,-An extraordinary inci-
dent of the recent frost was revealed at an inquest
at Liverpool. A widow named Strettell, aged six-
ty-two, slipped in her yard, and was unable to rise.
Water from the tap fell on her hands and froze
them in a solid mass to the ground, and she died
A Plea for Eleetric Railways,-Dr, Tracey, of the
New York Health Board, is in favour of electric
railways, for he says that statistics show that mor-
tality is increased by the proximity of stables, and
that large cities should have as few horses quarter-
ed in them as possible, The absence of the thou-
sands of street-car horses, formerly necessary in
large cities, also increases the endurance of the
ENGLISH LIFEBOAT SERVICES DURING
The past year has not been a stormy one, and
had it not been for the furious gales of the last few
weeks, 1893 would have been recorded as one of
the mildest, finest, and calmest years of the cen.
tury. The lifeboats of the Royal National Lifeboat
Institution, of which there are now 303 on the
coast, were called out as many as 314 times, the
launches resulting in the saving of 427 lives.
This list of services includes the saving of much
valuable property, twenty-seven vessels having
been rescued from total or partial loss, besides
which scores of fishing boats returning from the
fleets would have been unable to make the harbours
and would probably have been wrecked had it not
been for the assistance of the lifeboats.
In addition to the launches resulting in the say.
ing of life and property, the lifeboots were sent out
192 times in response to what seemed to be signals
of distress, or when it was supposed that help was
needed, but only to find either that all was well or
that Captains had made incorrect signals.
Rewards were granted by the Institution for the
saving of 170 lives by means of shore-boats during
the year, bringing up the total number of lives for
the saving which the society granted rewards in
1893 to 597 and to 37,854 since 1824.
NEW RECIPE FOR LONGEVITY.
A physician who has just died at the age of one
hundred and seven, made known before his death
the secret of his longevity. All he did, in order to
reach that age, was to place his bed so that it
stood north and south, in the direction of the great
magnetic currents. It has been remarked that the
flow of the electric current is more intense in a
northerly direction during the night than during
In considering the favourable effects of the cur-
rent so often experimented on, it has become evi-
dent that turning the head towards the north or
rather slightly towards the east, you are under the
best conditions for having sound sleep. The influ-
ence of the magnetic current on the human body
was proved long ago, and, in 1765, a Doctor Clar-
ick, at Gottingen, used to cure the toothache, by
turning to the north the face of the person on
whom he operated and touching the aching tooth
with the south pole of a magnetic bar.
If, in order to live to old age, it is sufficient to
sleep from north to south, it is worth while taking
the trouble to change the position of one's bed.-
Journal des Dtbats.
DIFFICULTIES OF IDENTIFICATION.
During the progress of a recent murder trial in
New York medical witnesses testified it would be
impossible to identify the remains of the deceased
after burial for three months, without embalming.
Also that it was impossible to determine whether
poison found in a dead body had been ingested be-
fore or after death.
Dr. Herold testified that in one case occurring
in his duty as a coroner's physician the body, ly-
log in a police station, was claimed during the ev-
ening by three different women, each identifying
the dead man by means of a photograph as her
husband, and it turned out that neither of them
was the wife of the dead man. He had been dead
In another case a woman identified her dead
husband in a station-house, and then went home
to find him safe and asleep in bed.
In another case a widow buried the ody of her
husband; but the real husband turned up alive and
well three months later.
The witness said the first putrifaction changes
werefouud in the |face within two hours of death.
NATIONALITY SHOWN IN TILLAGE.
For half a hundred miles about New York the
country is a region of small farms. Nearly all are
carefully tilled, but the manner in which each is
conducted comes lose to indicating the nationality
of the owner. The native American likes a lawn
in front of his house and leaves uncultivated strips
near the fences of his fields. Also his preference
in the way of crops is for grain,
The Englishman and the German devote much
space to berries and vegetables, and both delight
in displays of flowers before their houses. The
Frenchman is sure to be a grape grower. He,
too, revels in flowers, but he fosters those that, cut
or as potted plants, will find a city market. The
Irishman is a raiser of potatoes, cabbages and corn.
His home displays little outside adornment, but
almost always there is about it an air of solid com-
fort, and one may be sure to see a pigpen not far
from the cottage.
Abroad "land is land," and those who have
been tenants of holdings that cost them an annual
rental of $20 per acre retain their habit of close
cultivation when farming in the United States.
Here, again, the difference between the Ameri-
can and the foreigner crops out. The former is
prodigal of soil and lets the difficult spots alone ;
the latter utilizes every inch of dirt clear to the
roadway and uses fertilizer with skill and' advan.
tage to himself,
What animal can make the most noise ? The
elephant. During the breeding season in the
forests of India and Ceylon the trumpeting and
roaring of the animal are continuous and terrific
and can be heard for miles. The feline family'are
wont to scare their prey thoroughly by their over-
powering noise. Thus the roar of the adult lion
is terrific, the windpipe being enlarged so as to
give the animal a larger volume of air proportion-
ately than any other animal. The male gorilla
has an awful, loud sounding voice. When attack-
ed, it utters a short, jerking, acute bark like that
of an angry dog. To this succeeds a low growling
which might be mistaken for distant thunder.-
-" I like this hat," said Isabel,
"It makes my face look long and well;
But when dear father saw the bill
It made his face look longer still."
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