BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENDER AL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
Vol. LXIX.-No. 7 STATE SUPE VIAS NTIQITAS
24s. per A"~un
IHamilton, Bermudca, Tuesday, February 18, 1890.
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1H. M. DOCKYARD,,BERMUDA,
3rd February, 1896.
WILL BE RECEIVED UP TO 12 NOON,
Feb. 24, 1896.
For the supply of the undermentioned articles
and services to H. M. Dockyard,
ships and vessels, for 12 months,
from the 1st April next :-
FRE-SH BEEF and MUTTON,
FODDER for Yard Teams,
CARRIAGE HIRE between Hamilton and
HORSE, CART and DRIVER (hire of)
WASHING TOWELS,, etc.,
STORAGE of COAL From Colliers,
PURCHASE OF OLD IRON,
Forms of Tender can be obtained upon ap-
plication to the Naval Storekeeper, H. M.
The right to reject any or all of the Tenders
By order of the Captain-inCharge,
H. C. MAULE,
H. M. Dockyard, Bermuda.
TWO IMPORTED COWS.
carrying SECOND CALVES. Due to calve
in March next.
Two Newly Imported Cows,
giving 16 quarts of milk per day. For further
particulars apply to
February 8th, 1896.-2
At 9 3 4 per M,
BEAMS, BOARDS, SCANTLING
and SLATS of almost any dimensions
Special terms can be made by purchasers of
20 M, or upwards, for delivery.
JOHN S. DARRELL & JAMES.
St. Georges, January 10, 1896.
COLONIST please copy.
A Few Copies in PAPER COVER
on Sale et the
ROYAL (4.AZETTE STATTONTER.V q TRor
AN EXPEDITION TO THE N(}RTH POLE
BY SHIP, SLEDGES & BALLOONS.
MECHANICS' HALL HAMILTON.
0OMZMIIA.3LTDiE3R, O E3B TrE R,21
WILL GIVE A
New Illustrated Litne Light Enter'tainmientt
" The Discovery f the North Pole Prclibl e." "By Shi, 81oSes & Balloons."
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Iceberg-Floatiug lebher.. -Greenlarnd S.S.-cry-- Snow Storm-l hh '. -, irc.--Adv1ut ures with
Shipwreck in the Ice iu Melville Bay-A .Da wzer- iBears-M1usk Ox-x.x:. S~L.-1 orthe Pole-
ous Situation-The Crow's Nest at the M Trt Head returning from the --HomewirdBound-
-Ice Fields-Forcinea Channel-Clearin, a Chan: Eddystone Li.h6th.i-,i .'r y nd Nicht--Enter
nel-Ancient Ice-The New Route- (Map)--St.. Portmouth larbour~--t Ock-The Queen.
This new Entertainment will be illu4rated by 50 entirely new and be ,aL Lime Light Views.
Size of views from Stage to Ceilivg of Hall. D
Doors Open at 7.30 p.m. Commence at 8 o'clock. Carriages may be (< red for 10 o'clock.
Byllis E, cellency T11OMAS CASF.'y
Go v e rn o r,",00ininunder-in-
Chief, rice Admiraland Or.,
d inary, in and 6ver t hese is-
WHEREAS RICHARD- DARRELL DAR-
RELL has prayed. for'. administration, on
the Estate of JAMES SEARS TUCKER latepf
St George's Parish in these Islands, deoeased.
iiis is therefore to give notice, that if any
Person or, Persons can:shew any just cause
why, the said Administration should 'not be
granted unto the said RIQHARD DARRELL
DARRELL, he, she, '6r-t"hey are to file.his, her,
or their Caveat in' writing, iri"the Secretary's
Offine of these Islands' 'w ithin 1 Fifteen d4ya
fr'oiii the publication' hereof, otherwise the
said Administration will be granted accordw
Co l6nial Secretary.
Dated at the Secretary's Office,
this 10th day of February, 1896
C ON `1 R Nu" TS
SUPPLIES to tho LUNATIC' ASYLUX
Golonial Secretary's Office,
Hamilton, 10th Yebruary, 1$9,6.
Sealed Tenders in Duplicate,
WILL BE RECEIVED,
AT THIS OFFICE, ON OR BEFORE
S -A- rTU DR. ID _&
the 14th day of March next, at noon,'
Froru persons desirous.of entering into* all or
any of the undermentioned Contracts, vi z:
Plan and Tickets at Royal Gazette 11 Offi,'ee on andafter Friday next,
WEST INDIA STEAMSHIP LIN14
C.ARRYING CANADIAN MAILS.
HORS E S HOEING AND BICYCLE'
,11HE Undersigned (late Firm of Greenslade
&,S mith) begs to inform the Public that
he hai taken a
,Shop 11-ext East of C, E.- A sf wood's
Grocery, Front Street, East,
where he, intends to carry.on the above busi-
ness, and respectfully solicits a share of Public
K patronage, and. trusts, by'strict attention, to,
sinoss, and -pi omptness, to hierit their sup-
G. S. W.- SMITHO
Hamilton, Feby. 3, 1896.-3
d -Roal ES
Valuablp lato i tho" Town
OF HAM ILTON-0
The Undersigned offers for, sale his property
Wesley and Victoria Streets,
Consistin 1.(Y of a Lot bounded on three streets,
WITH TWO HOUSES THEREON.
T"E" HOUSES are new, well builtand,
in thorough order, conveniently arranged,
pleasantly situated in one of thr. -best streets
in Town and verydesirable residences and
Always command good, Tenants' Are at pres-
6nt occupied Can be inspe6ted' and further
partioulars given by communicating with or
33 Front Street
Hamilton, Feby 25th, 1895.
First Class Passenger" Accommodation.
W. T. JA
I -'- Agem--,, -,
41 & 42 Front St., Hauiihon'2,' Bermuda
February 5, 1896,-tf
At the 11 Royal Gazette" Stationery
In addition to our usual'supply of H,-rse
Condition Powders, Put-gative Balls and Bli8 -
tering Ointments we have received -
p.m-10-b Palle ROAQ W"-
Tho 01 i4lit, NIM if I Vi T F I Co's
so so, Lusitania
DUE AT BERMUDA ON THE
2 Ith FE BRUA BY
WILL TAKE_ PASSENGERS
bence to Eii-land.
FIRiT CL.kSS ACCOMMODATION
For passage rates and other information,
app] y to
W. T. JAMES.
41 & 42 Front Street.
Z5 The Orient Steam Navigation Company,
[Liinited,-j of London.
February Ist, 1189.6.
Ladies and Glentlenien can be comfortably ac-
commodated on reasonable terms by
J. 1-),,Seon, ,'Seaward,"
JAMILTON PARISFI, BERMUDA. J1
Amongthe attractions will be founO- a Ten-
nis Li.wn, Sea bathing, Fishing and Boating.
WitbiD te'n minntes walk of the Caves.
-i Xurriages ibak be bad at the shortest notice.
Telephone Call 162H.
Cable Address Seaward."
PROFESSOR LUEBFN having still some
few hours vacant, would like to fill same
with lessons either Piano, Violin, or Vocal.
For terins, etc, apply to Professor Lueben, at
his office, Parliament Street', next to lKelbourne
Bbrmuda' GYm. Ind Assembiv Rooms,
REID STREET, HAMILTON.
MR. SLEM, PROFS. Noh-MAN AND MCQUARRIE.
Select Classes I now forming.
Juveniles iiieet every Wednesday at 4 p. ni.
and Saturday at 3 p, m.
Adults T aesday & Friday, at 8 p. ru.
Private classes and lessons at any hour.
Classes formed at any part of the Islail'.1.
All 1,inds of Faii-ymvI -fiapp T)n1wes eo'131-
p.)Sedaild tatight'-with gi-uatest i-apidity,
Special attention paid to Childi-eiis' elas.scs
Clog and Jig Dancing a specialty.
Terms easy. Send for circular.
Open daily, from 9 a. m. to 11 p. m.
N. B.-First class bowling alleys in
Decamber 31st, 1895-tf.
Fll',E8llMEAT,,Salt and Preserved
P(YVATOES --and otfi`-er%',eta"raSl__
CANDLES and KEROSENE OIL.
CLOTHING and, BEDDING.,
FURNITURE and UTENSILS,
10- A : ,
JN 0. 11,
A list of the articles to be furuishbd can be
seen on application at this office. '
Probable quantities, required to -be ascer-
tained by enquiring of the Medical Superin-
tendent, who will also, furnish any other in-
Persons tendering are- requested to. notice
that when quantities are not specified, the
articles are to be tend6red for by the pound,
and they are also ieq uested to specify the ar-
ticles in the same order as the lists ia this
office; to furnish samples of material of articles
to be supplied under list- No. -,-'an4i'to state
prices for all the articles enumerated.
I.-The Contracts to commence on the Ist'
April; 1896, and to run to March -31st, 1897,,
to be determinable upon three months' notice'
being given by either party,- such notice to, be
given on the first of the month. 4
2.-The Contractors will be required to
enter into bond with two approved sureties in
,one third of the. approximate value of the
articles, to be supplied, for the fulfilment Of
3-The articles, must be of a quality to be
edby the Medical Slitperinton lei it and
a vere atthe, Agylum oil S'WY ditys and
at'suc'h hoursas he may direct.'
4.-An invoice recr'ulaily numbeted''must
be sent with- every delivery, and will be retain.
ed by the Overseer, who will'givei a rtceipt
with corresponding number.
. 5.--Every deliv er is to be covered'bY tk
written'Order: the Orders', dud'Receipts will
be produced to the Audit Board.,
6.-The Bills and Books -will be made 4p
monthly and certified by the Medical Super-
I 7.-Payment will be made quartertyj the
accounts having been previously duly certified
by the Medical Superinten-dentand ;udited. ,
8,,-If from defect of delivery, or from un.
suitable quality, the.Medical k3upeiintendent
is obliged to--4:btain supplies elsewhere, the
Contractor for the supply of:the articles d4.,,
cient, or unsuitable will be. liable 'f6rany
V.-Ea6h -tender must be enclosed in an
envelope addressed to the Colonial Secretary,
and marked on the outside 11 Tender for'Sup-,
plies to the Lunatic Asylum."
IO.-Forms of Tender, required to be used
for the services, can be obtained at this Office.,"
2 Colonial Secretary.
ON SIA L Y"'.'
Royal Gazette Stationeq'-Sto'ra
RidmW Horse Conditio i f oWdors)":
or. James' Blileriug 04atment.
Reserved Seats 2s.
S an. 23
4 4 22
6 t 9
St. John.. Leave
St. Croix. .. ,
St. Kitts ....
do. . Leave
St. Lucia .
St. John Arrive
Custom, House -.Brokers,
Forwairding and -Commission
20 Exchange Place,
63 & 65 Beaver St., New York.
P. 0. BOX 3650.
RiciiARD F. DOWNING.
THOMAS H. DOWNING.
MOLONEY, Manager Foreign Expre,,ss
T11OMPSON & ROBERTis-i
a 0C,4 71.
if as Just belen re-openled-,tborougl.dy
renovated, newly furnished throughout,
and is now in A I Condition for
the accommodation of Ladies & Gentlemen,
on reasonable terms.
It has been established and patronized by
American tourists over 25 years, and is ,
One ot the most picinresqne spots
with unsurpassed facilities for I)athing, boating
fishing, etc., etc.
Carriages to be had at the lowest terms.
Apply to ALONZO PENISTON,
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
WEEKLY REPORT OF THE WEATHER
at Gibbs' Hill Light Station at Bermuda be-
tween the 9th & 16th February, 1896 : height
above the Sea being 246 feet at base, where
the Register is kept,
O i General
0 08 Squally
0.27tUnsld, morn sq'y
W. S. PERINCHIEF,
m u I o du III I rttII
Hamilton, February' 18, 1896.
Feby 11--R M S Trinidad, Fraser, New York ;
assorted cargo to Trott & Cox.
12-Schr Sante Marie, Vallis, Brunswick, Ga;
lumber to H C Outerbridge.
12-AmS S Ohio, Boggs, Philadelphia, Pa; with
a party of excursionists.
Feby 12-Am S S Ohio, Boggs, Porto Rico, W I.
12-R M 8 Trinidad, Fraser, New York; potatoes
412 brls, onions 86 boxes, beets 32 boxes, leaves
and bulbs 110 boxes, vegetables 1197 boxes, ox.
hides 246, &o &e &c.
Custom House.-St. George's.
Feb. 15.--Am. schooner, CarrieA Buckmain,
Stubbs, from Fernandina bound to Guada-
loupe, with a cargo of lumber. (In dis-
tress, loss of sails. &c.)
Agents, J S Darrell and James.
Feby. 15.-Norwegian Barque Schwiegard,
Swenscn, Sapilla Ga., bound to Braak,
Germany, with a cargo of P P lumber.
(Vessel leaking badly).
Agents, W E Meyer & Co.
Feb. 1t.-Schooner Walter Sumner, Buck.
The above schooner left this port on the
81st Jany. last, with cargo of Br. Brig "Ida
Maud, bound to Booth Bay, Me. The Cap-
tain reports having experienced a succes-
sion of heavy gales of wind from the time
of leaving port, had considerable damage
done to vessel, decided to put back for re-
a Agents J S Darrell & James.
Feb. 15,-Br. brig Ida Maud, Beyer, to Halifax,
N S., ballast.
In the R. M. S. Trinidad on Thursday last for
S New ork :- [rg P 1 CFra Trad
rsG D Diclerman. Mr and Mrs C J Hum-
bert, Mr and Mrs A Marine, Mr and Mrs J W
8 Peck, Mr and Mrs A R Van Tassel, Mrs M
Harper, Mrs Sarah Jewkee, Mrs C H Pember-
- ton, Mrs C P Lunuckson and maid, Mrs L J
Tanssig, Miss A Grunnell, Miss F Heneker,
Miss M Wylie, Messrs. M F Connelly, J E D5 er,
*J 0 Turman, Oscar J Green, Charles B Hobbs,
R W and W G Heneker, F S Hodges, J W Har-
rison, Wmin, F Jenkins, J M Lery, George M
Lewis, E R and A& D Leacraft, H and A Mc-
Millan, J G Muirhead, Henry Miller, E Pfizer,
L 1H Rockhill, J G Rosengarten, jr., J W
Rhodes, Henry E Ridley, jr., W B Scaife, Mil-
ton J Snyder, .Arthur Snydecker, G W Snow,
Lewis- B Schuler, George R Linnickson, G E
Vialle, F J -Wells, Carl F Walk, W S Young,
2nd Olass-W Fiske, H Stewart, W E Russell,
and 2nd class forward-one.
Capt Svendson of the Nor. Barque Schwiegard
reports having left Sapillo, Ga, on the 5th instant;
had heavy weather from the time of leaving port.
On the 6th and 7th experienced a heavy gale of
wind, vessel starting leaking, all hands at the
pumps, decided to make for Bermuda, made land
on the 14th inst and was towed to Murray's An-
chorage by tug. Gladisfen. Agents, W E Meyer
On Tuesday last, the 11th inst, the freight boat
Beta, while proceeding to Hamilton, missed stays
at the mouth of the Old_ Ferry and grounded in a
dangerous position. The tug Gladisfen went to
her assistance and succeeded in getting her afloat
again, When it was found that she had sustained
considerable damage to her bottom, she was taken
inside of the Ferry and grounded on the sand. At
present she is undergoing repairs. It is expected
that she will be ready for work in a day or two.
Capt Stubbs of the American schooner Carrie A
Bucknam reports having experienced very heavy
weather on the 6th and 7th inst, lost several sails
and had considerable damage done to vessel. On
the 6th in"I shipped a heavy sea on board, which
washed the 1st mate'from the forward part of the
vessel down against the cabin aft and broke his
leg. Decided to run for Bermuda, made land on
the 14tkinst and anchored in Murray's Anchorage
On the 6th she was towed into St George's Har-
Ships in harbour remain for the present.
HMS Pelican will not join the fisheries ships
Royal Naval Sports
will take place in Grassy Bay on Tuesday and
Wednesday the 265th and 26th instants. There
will be 16 pulling races on the first day and 6
sailing races on the second and it is anticipated
there will be full entries and many good tassels
The Athletic Sports organised by the Royal
Marines stationed at the Commissioner's House,
Ireland Island, took place, on Saturday last,
on Moresby's Plain, being witnessed by a good.
ly number of spectators who seemed to thor-
olgly appreciate the various events, especially
the Ban Race, each competitor playing his
instrument while running. The Menagerie
and Donkey Races caused infinite amusement.
Several of the races were well contested,
noticeably the half-mile, won by Sergt Little,
R M LI. The mile race proved an easy thing
for Durrant of Somerset. Capt Cummings and
WEDNESDAY AND FRIDAY-
Matins and Litany 11 A M.
Evensong--Wednesdiay, 5.0 P M.
Friday, 7 P iM.
On every Thursday there will be a celebration
of the Holy Communion at 8 A M,and at each of
the Friday evening services one of a special course
of Lenten addresses will be delivered by the Lord
Bishop f the diocese.
On Aso WEDNESDAY.-There will be a celebra-
tion of the Holy Communion at 8 A M, Matins,
Litany and Commination service will be said at
11 A M, and at 7 o'clock evensong and a sermon
will be preached by the Lord Bishop.
tW The Band of the Prince of Wales' Leinster
regiment (Royal Canadians) will play the follow.
ing selection outside the Uffleera' 1lMes, Prospect,
on Sunday next the 23cd inut,. commencing at 11
A M, after Divine service:
1 HYMN Pleasant are Thy Courts above,"
2 CORONATION MA-nH '"Le Pruphete," Meyenbeer.
8 SEBNADn "Standohen," Schubert.
4 OVERTUan "Ivan," Conterno.
6 CORNET SOLO "Quand tu Chaute," Gounod.
g SBliacToN "Liedpr obue w -rte," Mendelssohn.
New York Weather Reports.
February 11-Strong North-westerly winds,
weather clear, temperature 29 0
February 12-Clear, winds North-west, temper-
ature 23 0
February 13-Snowing, winds Easterly, temper.
ature 34 0
February 14-Clear, winds Westerly, tempera-
was due to hemorrhage of the lungs. The Jury
returned a verdict accordingly.
Mr Court came to Bermuda some three months
ago, suffering from lung trouble, but he had never
really been seriously ill, his death therefore was
quite unexpected and sudden.
The Rev. Wm. Dobson, who was a personal
friend of the deceased, immediately cabled the
news of his death to Mr. Court's people, who re-
plied by ordering the body to be embalmed and
shipped for his home. Deceased was about 40
years of age and much respected.
Cy It is generally adinitted that the crowd-
ing of the gangways and the approaches there-
to on the disembarking of Mails and Passengers
from the New York steamships alongside the
wharves at Hamilton is attended 'with great
discomfort and even danger to all concerned.
The 88 Trinidad on her last voyage from New
York reached Hamilton shortly after 6 p.m. on
Monday, and the want of order which led to
the discomfort experienced was naturally
brought to the notice of the Agents of the Que-
bec Steamship Company, who, by advertise-
ment in to-day's issue, correctly state that the
matter is one placed beyond their control. It
is for the Corporation of Hamilton-the trustee,
owners and.managers of the public wharves-
to make at once proper provision to avoid any
such unpleasantness as that complained of.
Now that steamships, owmg to the recent
wharf improvements, can be moored quite
close to the wharf-front, the difficulties which
formerly existed have been much reduced. A
proper space roped off, 6o as to give a clear
course from the gangway to the street, with a
couple of active policemen, would ensure all
that is necessary to satisfy the most fastidious,
"Betsy" in Camp.
The Bermuda Garrison Dramatic Society gave
their second performance of the season in the
Theatre Royal, Prospect Camp, on Tues-
day, Wednesday and Thursday last, 11th, 12th
and 13th inst; the latter being a special matinee.
The piece selected for representation was the cele-
brated comedy entitled, Betsy," written by that
celebrated author F. C. Burnand, Esq., and was
one of the most amusing of dramatic pieces and
was well received by the large audiences which
were present on each occasion. The performance
was under the patronage of His Excellency Gen-
eral T, C. Lyons, C.B., who was present on Wed-
nesday evening as also was the Naval Commander-
in-Chief, Vice-Admiral J. E. Erskine, EN., b3-
sides many of the principal officials of the colony
and the naval and military officers serving on the
station, the number of ladies also present being
unusually large, Many of the members of the
Society who took parts in the comedy are now very
well known and it has so often been our
pleasure to speak of their great dramatic
talent that it will only be necessary to mention
their namnes to convey to our readers that the por-
tion of the performance allotted to them was car-
ried out in a highly creditable manner. Foremost
amongst these old favourites is Mrs. Moore-Lane,
who undertook the title r8le of Betsy," the sharp,
designing maid and did it in that artistic and
spirited manner for which she is so celebrated.
The part of the doting mnimma, Mrs. Birkett, was
entrusted to Mrs. Ambrose doeling and we have
no hesitation in saying that it could not have been
placed in better hands, while, as Mrs. McManus,
the lively little wife of the jealous and hot-headed
Irish captain, Mrs. Ford, has fully justified the
high opinion of her talents as an actress which her
former efforts led us to entertain. Mrs. Gorter
played the part of Madame Polenta, the gay
woman of the world, and it must be admitted that
the representation was a most creditable one. The
characters of the two young girls Clara Peyton
and Nellie Bassett were played in a most
charming manner by Misses Bright and Wynifred
Thomas respectively and no fault could indeed be
found with the way in which they carried out the
part of the performance allotted to their care. We
have beard it said that Lt -Col. Moore-Lane is
more than good in any part and that high opinion
was fully sustained by the extraordinary ability
the gallant colonel displayed in the impersonatju
of the good humoured and accommodating tutor,
Mr. Dawson, and his every appearance was greet-
ed by the large audiences with evidences of appre
ciation. Major Hamley impersonated the irasci-
ble old father Mr. Birkett in the best possible
style and fully kept up the reputation he has gain-
ed for the able performance of parts of a similar
nature, while Stirg. Major Ford, though entrusted
with -but a small part, did his little well. The re-
maining characters Dick Talbot, Adolphus Bir-
kett, and Captain McManus fell into the very able
hands of J. K. Cochrane, G. M. Bullen-Smith and
G. J. O'Shee, Esqs., of the Leinster Regt., (Royal
Canadians) all of whom are recent additions to the
society and consequently this was their first ap-
pearance before the footlights in Bermuda; these
gentlemen did so remarkably well in their re-
spective parts, that we must congratulate the so-
ciety upon having been able to induce them to un-
dertake the various parts and the aptitude display-
ed by each in the rendering of his particular por-
tion of the play must have given great satisfaction
to the management and a considerable amount of
confidence with reference to future productions
It is almost impossible to convey to our readers an
adequate idea of the many intricacies of the plot
SoSetsy-" as the euti-t frie- -eas writ
amusing situations and mistakes and rapid changes
which cannot be understood unless seen. It may
be briefly described as the adventures of Dolly
Birkett, a young gentleman who is much molly-
coddled by his mamma and who, while he intends
to marry a young lady to whom his father objects,
has, by accident, got himself in the power of the
designing Betsy, who intends him for her own.
A tutor, Mr. Dawson, is obtained for the young
Birkett and as his friend Diuk Talbot is also under
that learned gentleman's tuition they agree to
study together in a room set apart for that purpose
at Mr. Birkett's house where Captn. and Mrs.
McManus are staying as guests. The two young
students have stolen interviews with their swse-"
hearts arranged by a Madame Polenta and it is the
arrival of these ladies at the study and the inter-
ruption of the interview which commences the
complications and that they are many may be im-
agined when it is sa .id' that Madame Polenta is
separated from her husband who is the tutor, Mr.
Dawson, that it is in order to see her that Capt.
M0Manus has visited Mr. Birkett's, though the
fact is unknown to his wife, that the festive cap
tain is suspicious of Dolly Birkeu.'s supposed at-
tentions to Mrs. McManus, and that the tangle
results in general happiness, aid a considerable
increase in Betsy's finances. W6 have already
intimated that the piece wa-s well received and it
need only be said in conclusion that the splendid
band of the 2nd Batt. Leinster Regt. under the
direction of Bandmaster F. D. Lane, was, by kind
permission of Lt.-Col. Claucy and officers of the
attalion, present at each per formance and played
a choice selection of music.
During the season of Lent the regular week day
services will be as follows;
MoNDAY, TUESDAY, THURSDAY AXD SATURDAY-
Matins 9.30 A M. Evensong 5.30 P M.
BERMUDA'S DORMANT RESOURCES.
To the-Editor of the Royal Gazette.
Dear Sir,-Having been informed since my
recent arrival in Edenid Bermuda that oranges,
lemons, limes and peaches were once produced in
great abundance on the island, that just the oppo-
site is the case to-day and that the cause of the
decline are ravages of insects, a few remarks per-
taining to fruit culture in Ontario, and on the
means of obtaining and disseminating knowledge
there will, I trust, be considered neither inoppor-
tune nor impertinent.
It may not be generally known that Ontario, too,
is afflicted with the insect scourge and that she has
discovered a method of triumphantly combating it.
The weapon used is called i' Sprayer" ; the pro-
cess of using it "spraying," which is simply
spraying the tree, at the proper juncture, with
what is known as "Bordeaux mixture" which,
.while innocuous to the foliage and embryo fruit,
is fatal to the insect.
Neither may some of your readers be aware that
Canada possesses government maintained experi-
mental stations in all of her provinces; nor that
great and grand results have accrued therefrom.
At these stations all conceivable experiments and
tests, including that of spraying, are made; the
results of them accurately noted, puiihlished and
gratuitously given to the public on application.
Has teeming Bermuda adopted similar ways for
arousing to action her legion slumbering resources?
An Ontario peach grower.
To the Editor of the Royal Gasette.
Dear Sir,--Will you allow me to call the attend.
of your readers to the advertisement of the Con-
cert to be given at the Lyceum, Bailey's Bay, on
Thursday evening next. It will be such a musical
treat as is seldom offered to the Bermudian public.
The ladies and gentlemen who have so very kindly
volunteered to take part are all highly accom-
plished musicians: the leader is a well-known
composer. The object of the concert is one which
must recommend itself to all. It is to aid the fund
for the completion of Holy Trinity Church, Ham-
ilton Parish, one of the oldest and most interesting
of our Parish Churches. I venture to hope that
the kindness of the ladies and gentlemen giving
the concert will be appreciated and responded to,
as is should, be, by a crowded house. All seats in
the hall will be equally desirable and therefore
there will be but once price for all.
Yours very sincerely,
Entertainments this Week.
Commander Cheyne's Lecture, "The Discov-
ery of the North Pole," at the Mechanic's Hall
this (Tuesday) evening at 8 p.m.
Bazaar and Faacy Fair in aid of Wesley
Church on Thursday evening next at same hall.
Vocal and instrumental Concert at the Ly-
ceum, Bailey's Bay, on Thursday next,
in aid of Holy Trinity Church, Hamilton Parish.
Vocal and Instrumental Entertaiment at
Thorburn Hall, Warw;ck, on Friday evening
The Princess Hotel opening Ball of the
The opening ball at the Princess Hotel on
Friday evening last wi s a brilliant success, the
music throughout beint good and the selections
chosen by the Leinster Regimental Band was
composed of many vonv0 r airs.. i
-Trffuew additions "t Bis Hotel speak of it's
growing popularity, a we understand that
many guests by the las teamer had to be turn.
ed away on account of sufficient room.
The situation of the incess is such that on
warm nights one can oll on the long veran-
dahs and enjoy a view_ the sea by moonlight,
The distance of the 1.-room from the water-
side being so great tha ne may wander along
quietly and never kn there was a band of
music there and that t room was full of jolly
During the interval refreshments were served
in the delightfully situated supper-room, which
from the ball-room really makes quite a pleas.
ant walk, and gives the dancers time to cool
off before sitting down.
The well-known courtesy of Mr. N. S. Howe,
the manager, always serves to keep a full
The addition this season of a verandah around
the ball-room on the outside adds much to the
comfort of the dancers, where one may sit out
any dances and yet be able to observe the gay
The weather, unfortunately, was not the
best that could be desired and many had to go
home through a drizzling rain in the small
We trust that many more dances will follow
the pleasant one of Friday last.
On Friday noon last an inquisition was held at
the Windsor Hotel in this town before T. J.
Lightbourn, Esq., Coroner for the Western Dis-
trict, on view of the body of Henry Court, a native
of St. John, N B. Mr Court had been found by
Captain Pitts on Friday morning dead on the floor
of his bedroom, in a pool of blood caused by a
severe hemorrhage. Dr Trott, who had been
called in to examine the body, stated that death
Fy Mr H Villiers Smith, who came passen-
ger, in the Ss Trinidad last week, and whose
successful passing of his final examinations at
theMiddle Temple, London, in advance of his
terms of residence, we noted at the time was
called to the English Bar on the 29th of Jany.
He sailed on the following day for New York
on his return to Bermuda, where he intends en-
tering on the practice of his profession as soon
as possible after the local formalities can be
complied with. Mr Smith has made criminal
law and conveyancing a special study.
4g The schooner-yacht Yampa arrived in
Hamilton Harbour on Sunday last from Boston
(and anchored off the Princess Hotel) with her
owner, Mr Palmer and a party of friends on
board. The Yampa left Boston on Tuesday
last and will remain lire a few days.
By the Halifax & Bermudas Cable.
LONDON, Feb. 14. -In the Commons this even-
ing Sir William Harcourt, leader of the Opposi-
tion, referred to the conflicting statements made
by Baron Marachall von 13ieberstein, German Min-
ister of Foreign Affairs and Lord Salisbury, Prime
Minister and Secretary of State for Foreign Af-
fairs, and Mr. Chamberlain in regard to, the
troubles in South Africa. Lord Salisbury, he said,
alleged that the Government of the South African
Republic made application to the European powers
for support and the Powers denied they received
any such appeal. This question, Sir William as.
serted; affected the whole of the relations of Eng-
land in South Africa with Germany. Anyone, he
said, who would contribute to the cultivation of
ill feeling between Great Britain and Germany
was no friend to the peace of the world. The fact
still remained undisclosed, he said, by whose au-
thority Dr. Jameson acted. In regard to the hitch
in the negotiations with the South African Repub-
lic, he understood the people of the Transvaal
wanted to settle their own affairs. In the circus.
stances he thought the intervention of Mr Cham-
berlain-unless condu.:-tel in the most delicate
manner-would not improve matters. The best
way out of the difficulty v ould be to have President
Krueger come to L-)ud--i ad settle everything at
once. A. J. Balfour, First Lord of the Treasury,
said that Lord Salisbury stai.eent was based up-
on positive assurances received from Sir J A De-
witt, British agent at Pretoria, which %vas put in
language the only posaib'e interpretation of which
was that an appeal was made by the Transvaal
Government for the support of Germany. Mr
Balfour defended the course taken by Mr. Cham.
berlin and umaiutai i,. I that his action had been
alike approved by tho English and Dutch popula-
tion of the Transvaal. That plan or something
like it, he declared, must b) adopted if the Boer
Government is to be carried on for any length of
time. If the Eng'ith population in the Tranavaal
increased in time to come the Boers could not
maintain an uncontrolled government. He was
convinced that if President Krueger should come
to England a method would be found for a solution
of the difficulty.
ST. JoaN, Feb. 14.-The Duart Castle, which
arrived here to night, g it her share.of rough weath-
er. She was off Yarmijuth, however, yesterday
but put out to sea bec-ause of the snowstorm. She
had some of her der-iks wished away and lost
her main wheel and had some sails split.
HALIAx,, N 8, Feb 15, -Pa9sa!erz per Alpha
for Bermuda:-Mr J W iMcowan, Surgeon A N
L Cox, Rev N F Croley, Rev J C Hunter, wife
and tnree cnil.ren, Mr Miller, wife and two child.
dren, Mr N 0 Fiemiuing and wife, Mr N A
Rhodes, Mrs N J Tho-upson, Mrs W B Taylor.
2Nr CLA.ss--Mrs Johnson. For Jamaica-Rev, G
E Lloyd, wife and 2 children.
LoNDoN, Feb 15.-Mr Labouchere withdrew his
amendment to the address in reply to the Queen's
Speech, offered by him yesterday, to the effect
that the inquiry into Dr Jameson's raid into the
Transvaal ought to include an investigation into
the financial and political actions of the British
South African Company. Timothy Harrington
(Parnellite) moved an amendment t, the address
in favor of the release of Irish political prisoners.
Michael Davitt (anti.Parnellite) declared the pun.
ishment inflicted on these prisoners was brutally
excessive-their treatment was without parallel in
modern history. Sir Matthew White Ridley,
Home Secretary, denied that the Irish political
prisoners were treated differently from other
prisoners. He said he had not rested satisfied
with regular medical reports regarding the con-
dition of the prisoners but had sent two special
physicians to investigate and report.
NEW YORx, Feb 15.-S S Trinidad arrived at
5.30 P M to-day.
HAVANA, Feb 16-The air is full of rumours.
One is that twenty-four political prisoners in the
Cubanas were shot last night. Gen Weyler says
he knows nothing of it. It is also said Gomez has
notified Weyler that if the Cubans in the cities are
shot he will retaliate by shooting Spaniards in the
interior of the island. Gomez and Maceo are both
in Havana provinces. The latter moved east after
the Candelaria and Cristibala engagements, crossed
the military line south of Guauajay, passed
around Guyra de Melena and is near San Filipe.
Gomes, probably, has sixteen thousand men under
F OR Cycle repairs of any kind, also fittings.
viz., LAMPS, BRACKET+, -BELL's,
SADDLES, FLOOR PUMPS with universal
coupling, etc., go to
I A. C. THOMAS,
The Factory, Reid Street, Hamilton.
And for Sale one LADY'S BICYOLE new
26 inch wheels, 11I-also, one second hand
" COLUMBIA," in fair condition.
Feb. 17th, 1896--1 pd
In HAMILTON PA RISH.
The Undersigned has been instructed to sell
at PUBLIC AUCTION on the premises
at 12 noon on
Friday, 21st tlay of Flbnruary istailnt,
that very desirable Property situated in
Bailey's Bay, consisting of the
Sil| and LAND of the late HENRY l1IL-
TON OUTERBRIDGE, fronting on the
Main road, bounded Easterly by the residence
of Dr. T. A. Outerbridge, Westerly by the
Church road, and Southerly by land of Mrs.
Trott Outerbridge. A CLEAR LEGAL
SERANAC LAKE, NY, Feb 17.-Forty-nine below
zero last night,-lowest on record.
NEW YORK, Feb 17.--About 2,500 tailors em-
ployed in about 200 shops in this city, Williamp-
burgh and Brownsville, stopped work Saturday
because the contractors would not concede their
demands of an increase in wages and a reduction
in the hours of labour. Although only men are
on strike the action will throw out of employment
nearly 3,COO women and girls, mostly Italians,
employed as families.
LONDON, Feb. 17.-The Daily Graphic says
Emperor William is the owner of the large
racing yacht now being built by D and W
Henderson & Co. of Glasgow after a dEsign by
G L Watson. The yacht is being constructed
on blocks used for Valkyrie III, and the same
secrecy regarding her dimensions and lines is
-observed as was the case when the latter yacht
BERLIN, Feb 17.-German strikes are spread.
ing. Male tailors have struck against starva-
tion wages and bad treatment generally. The
government has taken the side of the strikers.
SAN FRANCISCO, Feb 17.- Honolulu ad vices
say the ex-queen of Hawaii has been granted
almost unconditional pardon for participating
in the uprising January, 1895.
ST. JOHNs, Nfld., Feby. 17.-Negotiations have
almost been completed in Paris whereby for rights
granted to France by Britain in Africa, she will
renounce her rights to cure fish on the West coast
of Newfoundland. This will be a great boon to
Newfoundlanders who are now shut out of one of
the best parts of the colony. The Marquis of
Dufferin is conducting the negotiations on behalf
of Britain in Paris.
SPEECH BY MR. BAYARD.
LONDON, Feb. 6.-Ambassador Bayard attended
a charity dinner given here to-night, He made a
speech in which he expressed his pleasure at being
admitted to the personal sympathy of the Euglish
people. te said that when he recognized the com-
tnunity of sentiment existing between hii country
and theirs he felt that crossing the Atuiida was
merely a change of faces, not a change of hearts.
Their language and feeling did not need to be
translated. They meant one and the same thing.
What ought to be easier than to maintain such a
transparent truth? Yet souse persons might pos.
sibly contend that the aspirations of honest nmea
here and there are different. He did not believe
it. (Cheers). If there was a differouce it was arti-
ficial. No form of words or exchange of sentiment
was necessary. Only let human heart, speak to
human heart and it would be found that all differ-
ences could be arranged.
CAMBER OF COMMERCE'S REPLY..
The President of the Chamber of Commerce in
Belfast, it is announced, has received a reply to a
letter recently sent by that body to the Chamber
of Commerce of New York in response to t~e reso-
lutions adopted by the latter in favor of submit-
tiug the Venezuelan dispute to arbitration. In
hia reply Mr. Alexander E. Orr says that there
Is a universal desire in Ameries that, the whola
question be arbitraced. The irritation in tho
United States, he adds, is doe to the Americas
belief that Great Britain wants in consideration
j toward countries that are unable to resist her de-
A REMINISCENCE OF THE SIEGE
An association has just been formed by M.
Wilfrid de Fonviolle, the well-known aeronaut, of
the survivors of the 169 persons who left Paris in
in balloons during the siege of the French capital
by the Germans in 1870, among the adherents
being M. Spuller, who accompanied Gmribetta;
M. Janusen, of the Institute ; M. 1anc, and. the
brothers Tissandier.: de Fonvielle states that
during the siege 166 balloons, carrying 1''J pas-
sengers three million letters, 363 L .rrier pigeous,
and five dogs wh:ch were to be sent bwuk into
Paris with messages, left the capital, and that of
these 52 fell ia France, five in Belgium, four -in
Holland, two in Germany, oae in Nor wiy, and two
at sea, while five of those which touched ground
in France were captured by the enemy-
MALRRIED.-At St Edward's R,)man C-tholic
Church in this town, by the Revd W B Hamilton,
on Wednesday, 5th instant, Reginald W Munroe,
to Rose Anaelne, second daughter of Mary Ann
and Peter Chiappa.
DIED, at her nephew's residence, Paget' East,
on the 1st inst., after a short illness, Mrs (Jatherine
Jane Mallory, leaving an adapted daughter and a
large circle of relatives and friends to mourn their
......, in Hamilton, on the evening of 17 Feb.,
1896, Walter Builen, second and b-uwevd son of
Richard and Sarah Anne Kempe, age 1 2') yeiri.
t- Funeral at 3 p, m. (Christ Chur h, War-
arms, operating in Havana province. Skirmishes
between the outposts are of daily occurrence.
Spanish Officers of minor grades magnifying these
into battles. Since the arrival of Gea Weyler,
official reports are much nearer the truth than for-
merly. The order forbidding correspondents to
accompany the columns of troops is strictly en-
forced, making it extremely difficult to obtain
LONDON, Feb 17-The new British third class
cruiser Pelossus, the construction of which was
begun in the dockyards at Sheerness on May 21,
1895, was launched yesterday. The Petorous is
designed to develop a speed of 20 knots an hour.
She is 300 feet long and will carry eight four inch
guns, eight quick firing three pounders, two max-
im guns and two torpedo tubes. The Petorous
is a representative of the type of the new British
QUAxANTINx, L I, Feb 17-The Anchor Line
steamer Elysia, which sailed Saturday afternoon
for Mediterranean ports returned during the night
after having proceeded 35 miles outside of Sandy
Hook and anchored off Stapleton. It was reported
that 16 of the crew had mutinied. Capt Johnston
said the crew came on deck almost in a body and
declared that they would not work the vessel any
further. One of the crew said the cargo had shift-
ed and that the ship had listed. It was reported
here the Elysia was leaking and that this was the
reason the crew refused to go any further on her
voyage. No conformat ion of this statement could
BOsTow, Feb 17.-This was the coldest morning
of the winter throughout many sections of New
England, which at some ports the recorded read-
ing was unequalled for several years. The lowest
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
NUNN w -s
By Special Request.
COMMANDER CHEYNE, R.N.
will repeat his Lecture, entitled
"TElE GREAT SEARCH FOR
Sir' J oht Franklln."
Illustrated by Sixty Six beautiful
Lime Light Views, at
THE WHITNEY INSTITUTE,
on the Evening of,
Tuesday, Febrlnrv 25, 1896.
Plans of the Hall may be seen, and tickets
obtained'on and after Thursday, February 20th
at the "Royal Gazette" Office, Hamilton, and
at the Stores of Mr. Reid Trott, The Flatts, and
-of Mr A E C Guest. Bailey's Bay.
Reserved Seats 2s. Unreserved Is.
Doors open at 7.30.
February 17, 189&.
Commence at 8.
THE LYCEUM, BAILEY'S BAY
Will be held in the above Building on
Thteiay Ehoin, F0 rary 20th,
under the direction of the well-known composer
G. L. SPALDING, EsqR.
The programme will be rendered entirely by
talented American Visitors.
Proceeds in aid of Holy Trinity Church, Ham-
Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Performance to com-
mence at 8: p.m.
Admission 2s. Tickets to be obtained from
Hon W H Wilkinson.
Feb 18, 1896.
Onion Box Material
THIE UNDERSIGNED HAS ARRANGED
TO IMPORT A CARGO OF
60,000 Onion Boxes,
Due Here During first week in March)
A Cargo of 40,000 Onion Boxes,
LATHS, HAY, LUMBER, etc.,
Expected about 15th March.
The above will be offered on arrival at
February 5, 1896.-
S. S. INGHAM,
Ho0e & Lani A npcf & Scriveiiry,
AT THE OFFICE OF
WM. JAMES HENEY, Actuary,
-AT HIS RESIDENCE-
For the Collection of Debts, notes of hand,
Bills of Exchange, and other securities, under
authority of Powers of Attorney and other
BANKERS :-TIIE BANK OF BERMUDA, (LTD.
February 18th, 1S90.-1 tf
CONTR A S.
T ENDERS will be received by the under-
signed until 12 o'clock, noon,
Wed m ay, th 26t16 fi of Fb,,'96.
For the supply of the whole or a part of the
undermentioned building stone, to be delivered
in the Town of Hamilton.
About 6, 600---12 inch,
Allof the above mentioned stone must be true
and square and of the best quality.
JOHN F. MOTYER.
Hamilton, Feb. 17, 1896.-2
ALL PERSONS having just claims against
the estate of the late THOS. GRIER,
of the Town of Hamilton, are requested to
render their accounts to the undersigned on or
before the 15th day of April next. And all
persons indebted to the estate are required to
make pay ment by the above date.
MARY JANE REBECCA GRIER,
CATHERINE FRANCES AMELIA GRIER.
Hamilton, Feby. 17th, 1896.--3
That VALUABLE PROPERTY
near the Town of Hamilton (East) known
M. S. HUNT.
Hamilton, 17th Feby, 1896.
On Thursday, 13th instant, between the Pres-
byterian Church, Warwick and the resi-
dence of E. Wheatley Jones, Esq,
(North Side), Paget, a
light Brown Overcoat.
The finder will be suitably rewarded by de-
livering the same to
MR. H. C. LIGHTBOURN,
At Messrs Trimingham Bros., or at
VALUABLE REAL ESTATE
In the Town of Hamilton.
To be Sold by PUBLIC AUCTION
on the premises,
0n Thlrsdiy, the 27th Febrnary inst.,
At 12 Noon,
By order of the Mortgagee under a power of
sale contained in the MAortgage, the
following Real Estate, viz.:
ALL that LOT OF LAND situate in the
Town of Hamilton denominated lot num-
ber Nineteen of the Second cross street of the
said town, being a corner lot fifty feet square,
and bounded on the North by the third longi-
tudinal street of the said town called Church
street, on the East by the Second cross street,
on the South by lot number Seventeen of the
Second cross street, and on the West by lot
number Eleven of the said Third longitudinal
street in the occupation of Mr. R. H. Duerden,
together with the HOUSE or Building there-
on erected and the appurtenances.
JAMES A. CONYERS,
Hamilton, 10 Feby, /96-3 3p
To Spray your Potato Fields ?
Minimize the labor of spIayin g
by using 6 strawsonilte."
Each bag of this mixture contains
a little measure ; two measurefuls
to an Antipest and the trouble is
No Weighing--No Testing.
MR. J. H. POWE, Potato Merchant, Dun-
bar, Scotland, writes :-
DUNBAR, 2nd November, 1895.
The use of your Strawsonite for two sea-
sons, sprayed by your machine, has given ex-
cellent results, and has confirmed me in the
opinion that the Potato Blight is almost, if
not altogether, conquered. The spraying in-
vigorates the haulm, and seems to vitalise the
plants to resist atmospheric attacks. The
Potato thus grows its natural term, and in-
creases in crop and produces its natural qual-
ity. This is my experience.
MR. COLEMAN GILLAN, Kilronan,
Arran Island, Co. Galway, writes :-
I sprayed the Potato crop twice. There was
a conspicuous difference between the sprayed
and not sprayed crop : those sprayed kept
green and growing three weeks after the
others had turned black. There was 50 per
cent. increase. The quality is better; and
" Strawsonie" applied, as per directions, is
undoubtedly a success, and after its merits
have become recognized, will, I am sure, be
generally adopted by all Potato Growers.
T. J. PEARMAN,-
I Shelly, Bay.
W E have added to our Stock a full line of
ENGLISH AND AMERICAN STA-
TIONERY. Fine quality-low prices.
R. DARRELL & CO.,
No. 2 Queen Street.
February 7th, 1896--3 3p.
RICH CUT GLASS,
Wedding Gifts, &c.
50 & 52 West 23rd Street, N. Y.
We will send you a handsome, illustrated
Catalogue for the asking.
R. DARRELL & CO,,
February 7th, 1896.-3 3p.
, I ,T.
A Gol Wire T ito Watcl Chbai,
With a gold piece of coin and perfumer y, Bottle
The finder will be liberally rewarded by re-
turning such to
GEO. 0 S.
Hamilton, Feby. 17th, 1896--1 pd
BERMUD A HUNT CLUB
Thursday, March 19,'96,
SHELLY BAY RCE COURSE.
Under the Patron;iis.i of His Excel-
lency General T. C. Lyons, C. B.
And Vice Admiral Erskine, R. N.
1. THE ,[MAIDEN STATES. Value 20,
For horses that have never won a race in
Bermuda. Distance .5 Furlongs,. Weights,
3 years 9st.; 4 years 9st. 71lbs.; 5 years lOst.;
6 years and aged lOst. 7lbs. Entrance 1.
2. THE LADIES PLATE. Value 15.
For horses that have ner won a stake value
20, in Bermuda or elsewhere. Distance
one mile. Bermuda bred horses allowed
71bs.; Galloways 14.3 and under allowed
1st ; Maidens allowed 71bs. Only one al-
lowance can be claimed. Entrance 15/.
3. THE GALLOWAY HANDICAP Stakes.
Value 15. For Gallow'ays 14.3 and under.
Distance 5 furlongs. Entrance 15/.
4. THE BERMUDA DERBY. Value 40.
The second horse to receive 10 out of the
stakes. The third horse to receive the en-
trance fees. Distance 1* miles. Weights
lOst. 10lbs. Bermuda bred horses allowed
71bs. Entrance 1.
5. THE FEATHER PLATE, Value 15.
Distance 5 furlongs. Weights, 3 years 8st.
71bs. ; 4 years 9st.; 5 years 9st. 71bs; 6
years and aged 1 st. Entrance 15/.
6. THE VISITOR'S CUP. A Handi-
cap, value 25. Distance 2 miles. The
second horse to receive 5 out of the stakes.
7. THE SHELLY BAY .HANDICAP.
Value 15. Distance l-i wiles. Entrance 15/.
The weights for this rat,, will be posted im-
mediately after 6th race on notice board
next the Judges' box.
RULES AND CUNDI fONS.
1-The races are to be conducted under New.
market rules, being speci lly modified as below in
2-Horse, are to be entered. and ridden by mem-
bers of the Bermuda Humt ,'lub, or by jockeys
licensed by the club.
3-Four Horses are to be entered or no race.
The second horse wi 1 receive he entrance fees. If
there are more thin f-ur en ies ths third horse
saves his stakes. In the even f a walk over half
value only of the stakes vwill given.
4-PENALTIES. A win.,er n>e at meeting to
carry 4 lbs. extra an 1 3 ? additional for each
ri-bsequenrt race won,
5-Weights, except where1 otherwisee modified,
will be as follows :-
3 years ...... n 9st. 71bs.
4 years ......... .;cl 104t.
5 years ........... o10st. 71bs.
6 years and aged.... 11 st'
6-All Galloways to be rv ured by the Hon.
Sec. or a Steward or -IMeib',. of Committee, and
no objection will be enteiti .ed unless made be-
fore the horse runs.
7-Any owner or rider who objects to the
Judges' decision must make his protest in writing
and lod ge 1 with one of the Stewards within
thirty minutes of the completion of the race in
which tho circumstances occurred on which he
founds his protest. The sum lodged will be for-
feited if the objection be adjudged to be either
frivolous or vexatious.
8-The Stewards' decision is final, and they re-
serve the right of altering the conditions and pro-
gramme, and of withholding or diminishing or in-
creasing the stakes.
N. B.-Entries to close for all races to the Hon.
Sec., Prospect Lodge on Wednesday, March 11th.
No entry will be received without entrance fee.
B. H. C.
17th February, 1896.
Bazaar and Fancy Fair !
GR l ATEST AT TRACTION
OF THE SEASON,
Thursday N extFeb. 20th.
As above will be held in
Mechanics' Hall, Hamilton.
In aid of the Funds of Wesley Church.
A great variety of useful and fancy articles
will be offered for sale.
There will be souvenirs of Ber muda, ready-
made articles of clothing, flowers, plants and
a quantity of interc sting and attractive articles
too numerous to mention..
A lunch table abundantly supplied with hot
tea and coffee, sandwiches, -fruit, etc. Hot
and cold luncheon served through the day and2
evening. Ice Creams during the evening.
A GREAT TREAT.
The fine popular band of the 2nd Batt.
Prince of Wales' Leinster Regt., (Royal Cana-
dians) will be in at tendance after 4 p.m.
The public are cordially invited to give this
entertainment a liberal support, as a pleasant
afternoon and evening may be expected.
'No effort has been spared to make the enter-
tainment interesting and attractive.
Doors open at I p.m., February 20th.
Admission 6d, Children half-price.
February 18, 1896.
A Good kouSaemnaid.
30s. a month to on0e Who knows
her work. Apply to
ROYAL GAZETTE OFFICE.
"Colonist' please copy.
Landing of Passengers
Q. S. S. Co's. Steamers,
-N Consequence of several C.,mplain s having
- reached this agency, regarding the dis-
graceful jostling and crowding of passengers
on the wharf at Hamilton, when landing from
the Q. S. S. Co's. Steamers, we beg to state
the matter is beyond our control, as we are
accorded no authority whatever over the
15th Feb., 1896..
TROTT & COX.
LL PERSON; having just claims against
-the Estate of the late Samuel Holt, of
the Town of St. George, deceased, are re.
quested to render their accounts; and all per-
sons indebted to the said Estate are requested
to make payment to Mr. W. James Boyle, on
or before the 29th instant.
CHAS. H. HUESTIS,
W. JAMES BOYLE.
St. George's, February 12, 1896.-2 3p
By Special Request.
COMMANDER CHEYNE, R.N.,
WILL REPEAT HIS LECTURE ENTITLED:
'Egypt and the War with Arabi Pasha,"
Illust rate- by sixty-eight magnificent
Lime Light views, at
THE L Y 0 E UM:,
On tho Ev'nl t Thirsaay, Fo. 27, '96.
Plan of the Hall may be seen, and tickets
obtained on and after Monday, Febiutiiry 24th,
at the "I Royal Gazette" Office, and at the
Store of Mr. Reid Trott. the Flatts, and of
Mr. A. E. C. Guest, Bailey's Bay.
Reserved Seats 2/. Unreserved 1/.
Doors open at 7.30. Commence at 8.
February 17, 1896.
Selling Off! Selling Off!!
-pINE BLACK CASHMERE, HOSIERY,
7L for Ladies, Misses and Gents. You can
buy now Cashmere Hosiery at same price as
cotton, get a pair and try them. We also sell
you 6 pairs put up in boxes for cost price.
This will be for one month only, at
E. A. MEYER,
Reid Street Hamilton
February 18, 1896.-2 3p
A PARTY OF AMERICAN VISITORS
And a few Friends, will give an
EN TER TA INMEN T,
Consisting of Vocal and Instrumental
music and Recitations, in the
Thorburn I111, Warwick,
ON THE EVENING OF
Friday, 21st February,.
Concert to commence at 8 oclock.
Reserved Seats 1/6. Unreserved 1/.
Back of Hall, 6d.
Plan of Hall can be seen, and Tickets secured
at the store of Mr. T. R. Lightbourn, Paget.
Pianforte Solo "Martha" Sydney Smith,
Monologue Shipwrecked" Francois Coppee,
Mr. F. S. Stranahan.
Song O0 Day of Bliss" G6etz
Miss Van N. Fonda,
Pianoforte Solo Waltz"
Mr. H. B. Levis.
Song Mr. R. T. Frith.
Vocal Duet "I would that my Love"
S-Mrs. Mackay and Miss Van Fonda.
Recitation "My Ships" Ella Wilcox.,
Mr. F. S. Stranahan.
Song (with Guitar Accompt.)
Negro Melody" Fay Templeton,
Pianoforte Solo "Selections from Il Trova-
Song "Call Me Back" Danza,
Miss Van Fonda.
Recitation The Old Man & Jim." J W Riley,
Mr F S Stranahan.
rihe Bermada Library.
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books for purchase for this Library are invited
to send in the titles of the same with the name
of the publisher and place and date of publica-
tion, the number of volumes and the price, or
such of these particulars as can be furnished
to the Librarian on or before the 29th February,
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Hamilton, 17th February, 1896.
(Royal Gazette 18th and 25th and Colonist
19th and 26th instant-3rd page )
Hamilton, Feb. 17th, 1896.
WILL BE RECEIVED AT THE UNDER-
UNTIL 12 O'CLOCK NOON ON
T UE PS)DA-,
the 10th day of March, 1896.
For the undermentioned Supplies and Services
in the Bermuda Command, for three
years, commencing 1st April next.
Forms of Tender and necessary information
may be obtained on application to the office of
the D. A. A. G., B., Prospect.
Washing and Repairing Hospital
and Barrack Bedding and Clothing.
DRY EARTH CLOSET SERVICE, '
SUPPLY OF WOOD,
SUPPLY OF OIL,
SUPPLY OF LIME,
SUPPLY OF COTTON WICKS,
UNLOADING COAL SHPS.
W. R. WINTER,
D. A. AG.
Prospect Head Quarter Office, i
14th February, 1896.
NOTICE TO IMPORTERS.
Receiver General's Office,
February 17th, 1896,
ON and after 1MON1DAY the SECOND
day of MABCH Next, the following
indefinite terms, -namely, Dry Goods, Merchan-
dize and Manufactures, used sometimes to
describe certain goods, will not be accepted at
this Office .and that of the Assistant Receiver
General, unless the Bill of Entry also contains
a description of the g-oods referred to,--that is
to say, whether linen, cotton, wool, silk or
whatever other kind of manufacture such
goods may be,-and, as nearly as possible,
the value of each kind.
Johin Davidl YiIil, or Yirgil,
Late of Pembroke Parish, in these
T HEREBY GIVE NOTICE, that under and
by virtue of a Writ of Escheat, under the
hand of His Excellency the Governor and the
Great Seal of these Island, and of the Escheats
Act of 1871 .
WILL BE HELD BEFORE ME AT THE
Court House in Hamilton,
On Wednesday the 20th
day of May next, at 11 o'clock
in the forenoon.
touching an I concerning TWO CERTAIN
PARCELS OF LAND in Pembroke Parish.
aforesaid, viz., one half of Lot No. 26, and
the whole of Lot No. 29 of Smith's Lands, on:
the Northern side of the Parish, and bounded
on the North by Lot No. 32 belonging to Jo'
seph Thomas Wells, and Lot No. 33 now.or.
lately belonging to John' Cox,,also of Smith's.
Lands on the East partly by the Glebe land'
and partly by land of Alice Harford which
was formerly one moiety of Lot No. 26, and
sold by the said John David Virgin, or Virgil,
during his lifetime; on the South partly, by
the before-mentioned moiety of Lot No.126.
partly: by Lot 22 belonging to William N.
Hinson and partly by Lot No. 25 belonging to
A. H. Raynor ; and on the West partly by 0Lot
No 25 and partly by land of Alexander M..
Oudney, being Lot No. 28 of Smith's Lands ,,
aforesaid, or however otherwise the'said two
parcels of Land may be bounded or ought to
be described, together with the DWELLING
HOUSE thereon erected on Lot No. 29, and
the appurtenances, and any other property
which was of John David Virgin, or Virgil late'
of Pembroke Parish aforesaid, Mariner, al-1
leged to be deceased, at the time of his death,
and touching and concerning the right of 0Qu.
Lady the Queen, to such property by escheat,
and whether the said John David Virgin or.?,
Virgil, is dead, and if dead, whether at the-t
time of his death he was a married man, and
whether he died intestate and without leaving
heirs or next of kin, and if so, whether he left
any, and if any, what, real or personal estate,-
in the said Islands, and if he left any such
estate, whether the same has become the pro-
perty of our said Lady the Queen by way of'
WHEREOF all persons concerned,. are.
hereby required to take notice and to:.
govern themselves accordingly.
CLARENCE PENISTON. .
Provost Marshal General.
Provost Marshal General's Office,)
Hamilton, 18th Feby., 1896.
Mar. 17, April 7, 21, May 19-8 p.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST-
OFFICE, HAMILTON, FEB. 14, 1896.
Joseph Barrett, Robt T Burt, Geo Browne, Missp
E M Baxter, Sadie Baldwin, Seliner Brywer, Miss
E A Crosby, H W Croker, S S Calorie, Henry Guy
Coulton, J C Conyers, Thos Caldefr, SA W Dar.
rell, T J Dinnell, Jos H Edwards, W J Fitz Simons,
J A French, Walter Gruson, Janet Golring, Frank
L Gibson, C C Gregory, Herbert M Gragg, B Y
Gunther, Capt James Hackett, L S D Hushwaite,
J Hill, Olif T Johnson, S S Kate Fawcett, Herbert
A Lewis, Enimelina Locklin, Samuel Lambert,
Denis 0' ilahoney, Miss Tilly Murphy, Miss H B
McRae, Schr Mellacaree, D F Martell, Geo WV
Penny, A Stowe, W H Smith, J Henry Smith, Ed-:
win F Sellers, Lewis F Swift, Robt C Simons,;,
Thomas Thomas, William Pierney (or Fierney)j
Eugene Wiener, Eleanor Walker, A Wood locks"
Benj G Williams,SMrs Eliza Wilson, R V White, 0
A Williams, N M Wilson,
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
The Question of Monopoly.
Understanding that the charge of monopoly,
largely raised at the trial of the case-Ernest St.
George Lough and others, against A. Emilius
Outerbridge and others, had been fully and ably
treated by Mr. Justice O'Brien in his opinion filed
October 9th, 1894, which was that of the Court of
Appeals of the State of New York, affirming the
judgment of the Court below, and dismissing the
complaint with costs. -Judgment beirg re-affirm-
ed on 26th February, 1895;-we sent to New York
for a copy of that opinion, which we have just re-
ceived, and we place befoic our readers some im-
portant extiacts from it, as interesting for them
toiknow, and understand at the present time. The
facts of the case, out of which the suit arose, are
briefly these. The Quebec Steamship Company
up to Deer., 1891 were charging 50,. per dry bar-
rel of 5 cubi( feet, from New York to Barbados,
when the late was reduced to 40c. per dry barrel.
The S.S. El Callao, on her voyage from New York
to Ciudad Bolivar in South America very six
weeks, offered at that time to take freight to Bar-
bados The Quebec Steamship Company, looking
upon this new venture with disfavour, offered a
special reduced rate of 25 cts. per dry barrel to
those who agreed during the time the El Callao
was loading to ship exclusively by their steam
ships. The reduced rate could only be had by
those who agreed to abide by the conditions under
which the reduction was made. The Messrs.
Lough held that, as common carriers, the Quebec
Steamship Coy. could impose no such conditions
and that they were bound to carry freight for all
shippers on the same terms; the Quebec Company
maintaining that an exceptionally special rate was
named on certain conditions being complied with,
and that all shippers were placed on the same
equality. In May, 1892 the S.S. El Callao, load.
ing at New York for Barbados the same time as
the S S. '1 rinidad for the same destination, Messrs
Louhl demanded freight room for 1760 dry bar-
rels at 25 cts. by the 8.S. Trinidad; and, being
refused, obtained an order from one of the Judges
of the Court requiring the Quebec Steamship Com-
pany to transport at the reduced rate of 25 cts.
per barrel unconditionally, The order, which was
complied with, was reversed at General Term, and
Messrs. Lough proceeded with their action.
At the trial it was found that the rate of 40c.
was reasonable, and that the reduced rate of 25o.
on special teims was not profitable, this fact being
considered an element of great importance in the
case. The whole opinion is valuable, Lut a few
extracts from it will suffice to inform our readers
on the main topic.
A common carrier is subject to an action at
law for damages in case of refusal to perform its
duties to the public for a reasonable compensation,
or to recover back the money paid when the charge
"It may also be conceded that the carrier can-
not unseasonably or unjustly discriminate in favor
of one or against another when the circumstances
and conditions are the same. The question in this
ease is whether the defendants, upon the undis-
puted facts contained in the record, have dis.
charged these obligations to the plaintiffs. There
was no refusal to carry for a reasonable compenss-
tion. On the contrary, the defendants offered to
transport the goods for the forty cent rate, and we
are concluded by the finding as to the reasonable
nature of that charge The defendants even offer-
ed to carry them at the unprofitable rate of twenty.
five cents, providing the plaintiffs would comply
with the same conditions upon which the goods
of any other person were carried at that rate.
What is reasonable and just in a common carrier
in a given case is a complex question into which
ent rs many elements for consideration. The
questions of time, place, distance, facilities, quan-
tity, and character of the goods, and many other
matters must be considered, The carrier can af.
ford to carry 10,000 tons of coal or other property
to a given l'ldco for less compensation per ton than
he could carry fifty, and when the business is of
great magnitude a rebate from the standard rate
might be just and reasonable, while it could not
fairly be granted to another who desired to have
a trifling amount of goods carried to the same
point. So long as the regular standard rates
maintained by the carrier and offered to all are
reasonable, one shipper cannot complain because
his neighbour by reason of special circumstances
and conditions, can make it an object for the car-
rier to give him reduced rates. In this case the
finding implies that the defendants at certain
times carried goods at a loss upon the condition
that the shippers gave them all of their business.
Whatever effect may be given to the legislation
rdferred to, in its application to railroads and other
corporations deriving their powers and franchises
from the State, there can be no doubt that the
carrier could at common law make a discount from
its reasonable general rates in favor of a particular
customer, or class of customers, in isolated cases
for special reasons and upon special conditions
wi-hout violating any of the duties or obligations
to the public inherent in the employment. If the
general rates are reasonable a deviation from the
standard by the carrier in favor of particular cus-
tomers, for special reasons, not applicable to the
whole public, does not furnish to parties not simi-
larly situated any just ground for complaint.
When the conditions and circumstances are iden-
tical the changes to all shippers for the same ser-
Vices must be equal."
The mere fact that the transportation business
between the two points in question was in the
hands of the defendants did not necessarily create
a monopoly, if the general rates maintained were
reasonable and just. It is not pretended that the
owner of the El Callao proposed to give regular
service to the general public for any less. When
the service is performed for a reasonable and just
hire, the public have no interest in the question
whether one cr more are engaged in iu. The
monopoly which the law views with disfavour is
the manipulation ofa business in which the public
are interested, in such a way as to enable one or a
few to control and regulate it in their own interest
andto t he detriment of the public by exacting
unreasonable charges. But when an individual
or a corporation has established a business of a
special and limited character, such as the defend.
ants in this case had, they have a right to retain
it by the use of all lawful means. That was what
tile defendants attempted to do against a competi-
tor that engaged in it, not regularly or perma.
aently, but incidentally and occasionally. The
.ueans adopted for this purpose was to offer the
service to the public at a loss to themselves, when.
ever the competition was to be met, and when it
disappeared to resume the standard rates which,
upon the record did not at any time exceed a
reasonable and fair charge. I cannot perceive
anything unlawful or against the public good in
seeking by such means to retain a business which
it does not appear was of sufficient magnitude to
furnish unployume't for both lines."
The Courts, I admit, should do nothing to
lessen or weaken the rebttaints which the iaw im-
ptse.i upon the carrier, or in any degree to impair
his obligation to serve ahl persons indifferently in
his calling, in the absence ot a reasonable excuse
and for a reasonable compensation only. But to
hold, as we are asked to do in this case, that the
plainilf were entitled to have their goods carried
by the defendants at an unprofitable rate without
compliance with the conditions upon which it was
BLAIR, CA1IPBELL L & McLEAN,
SCOTT A ThD
iiAKERS of Distilling ands- Te
N L Sugar Boiling Plant of
every description; Blair's
Patent Continuous Working
Steam Stills to produce rum
and spirits of best quality
and strength in one operation
guaranteed to extract all the
spirit from the wash. These Stills are the most economical and best
made: Cofflbey's" Patent Stills, Pot Stills for direct firing or steam jacket-
ted, Vacuum Pans in iron or copper, Open Sugar Pans or Teaches, Defecators,
Clarifiers, Wotzel Pans, Boilers, Centrifugals, &c., &c. ,
SPECIALTY :-Copper and Brass Work of every descript io*.
ESTABLISHED OVER HALF A CENTURY.
TELEGRAPHIC ADDRESS-" Blazon,"
Glasgow, A.B.C. Code used(
motive and inducement for the offer, would be ex-
tending those obligations beyond the scope of any
established precedent, based upon the doctrine of
the Common Law, and would, I think, be contrary
to reason and justice."
The remarks of Lord Coleridge, in the case of
the Mogul S. S Co. vs. McGregor are quoted : -
The defendants are traders with enormous
sums of money embarked in their adventure, and
naturally and allowally desire to reap a profit
from their-trade. They have a right to push their
lawful trades by all lawful means. 'They lhitve a
right to endeavour, by lawful means, to keep their
trade in their own hands, and 'by the same means
to exclude others from its benefit-t, if they can.
Amongst lawful means is certainly included the
inducing by profitable offers customers to deal
with them rather than with their rivals. It follows
that they may, if they see fit, endeavour to induce
customers to deal with them exclusively by giving
notice that only to exclusive customers will they
give the advantage of their profitable offers. I do
not Oiink it matters that the withdrawal of the
advantages is out of all proportion to the injury
inflicted by those who withdraw them on the cus-
tomers who decline to deal exclusively with them
dealing with others traders."
The summary statement of 1895 business of
the Delaware Lackawanna and Western Rail-
road Company, is given in The Coal Trade Jour-
nal. It will be seen that their earnings are
considerably less than the Delaware and tHud-
son Canal Company.
Gross earnings all sources $14,201,909,03
Expenses of operating and
improvements f 37,4 ,09,2
Nett earnings... 6,760,899,80
Anthracite Coal transport ted
Interest on D. L. W. Bonds of 1(07
$3,067,000 $214,690 0)
Interest on Stocks &
Bonds of Leased
Lines for the year 5,191,549.50
Nett profit for the year 5 17-100oo $ 1,354,660,30
o/o on Capital Stock $ 1,354,660,30
PROPERTY AND ASSETS.
Construction a/c Dec. 31, '95
Materials on hand
Stocks and Bonds face value
Excess of accounts receivable
over accounts payable
Capital Stock $26,200,000,09
Bonded Debt 3,067,000,00
Surplus ac'ount 17,326,421,92
NEW YORK PILOT BOATS FOR SALE.
There are now at the Erie Basin, Brooklyn,
for sale, sixteen of the New York and Sandy
Hook pilot boats. These boats are all in good
condition and range in price from $1,500 to
$7,000. The substitution of steam for sail is
the cause of this withdrawal of the old fashion-
ed pilot boat from the serv.ce.
11E DREW A REVOLVER.
"It is a great thing to be an artist. You
know Cadberry ? '
He was attacked by footpads the other
night and was wholly unarmed, but he drew a
"You said he was unarmed."
"I know it. He drew this revolver on the
sidewalk with a peice of chalk, and--"
At this point the police intervened.-Harper's
TO FORTIFY ST'. JO:1N'S, N. F.
A despatch from St. John's, N.F., says that
in accordance with instructions issued by the
British Government, Gov. Murray is preparing
a report on the capabilities of St. John's as a
naval station. It is believed that it is Eng-
land's intention to fortify at. John's and make
it a secondary station to Halifax, so as to con-
trol Atlantic shipping. The recent war mes-
sage of I resident Cleveland is believed to have
been responsible for the issuing of these in-
According to the statement of Messrs. Ben
nett, Walsh & Co. steatuship agents, New
York, the total importation of bananas into
the United States for the year 1895, was 16,720,-
127 bunches. Of this amount 5,088,119 bunches
came to New Orleans, 4,548,572 to New York,
2,449,618 to Mobile, 2,026,7J0 to Philadelphia,
1,637,802 to Boston, 1128,230 to Baltimore and
41,000 bunches to Charleston.
BIDS FOR THE NATIONAL LINE.
The Atlantic Transport Line have increased
their offer for the shares of the National Steam
Ship Company. They now offer 10s 3d per
share for ordinary shares and 3 Is Ud for the
preference shares. 'he Leyland Company
have offered IIs 3d per share for the National
Company's ordinary shares and 3 2s Ud for
the preference shares, uith a guarantee of tue
Bank of Liverpool. If the oifer of the Ley
land Company is accepted the National Line
MORRISTOWN WAS UNDER WATER.
NEW YORK, Feb. 8.-Loosed by the breaking
of the dam of Pocahontas Lake, a flood devas-
led a part of Morristown, N. J., and the valley
of the Whippany River Thursday -afternoon
and drove nearly a hundred families from
their houses. It bore with it floes of ice, which
splintered the side of houses and tore several
dwvelli ngs from their foundations. Many of the
panic stricken citizens were rescued in boats.
The lake is about Ihalf a mile above the rail.
way station, and is t lIe source of the Whippany
River, which flows through the lower part of
Morristown. The rain storm which began on
Thursday morning swelled the stream, and
soon a flood was pouring over Centre, Water
and River Streets and Cole avenue.
The water was creeping over the door sills
by afternoon. Those who remembered the
tantrums of Pocahontas Lake in 1889 left their
houses and warned their neighbors. The
warnings came too late.
The dam gave way at half-past two o'clock
in the afternnon. The flood bore the logs and
timbers of the structure before it. The water
rose four feet. The main channel was a rush-
ing torrent, which hurled along ice floes many
of which were twenty feet across.
Th) current bore with it logs, planks, out-
houses and chicken c >ops, which had been
caught up in its course. It was like the break-
ing of a log jam. The flood was soon seven
feet deep in the streets. The tenants of the
houses fled to the second stories for safety. The
buildings rocked under the pounding of logs
and ice fl)es Witdows were broken in by
the floating ice c. 'ies, and logs and rubbish
floated around ma y a; parlour in company
with the best sofa d the centre table. There
were sounds of crt, ing and grinding.
know that the pra.
champagne over ti
christening it will i
of the battle ship I
the practice have
they were especially
Maine. A magnu
duct of all Kentu
series is to be broke
Every distiller in
contribute some of
make up the bott
Kentucky in a few
,e3 will be interested to
( of breaking a bottle of
' bows of a war ship in
;t be followed in the case
ntucky. Protests against
equently been made, and
numerous in the case of the
filled with the best pro-
y':s noted whiskey distil-
over the Kentucky's bows.
e State has been asked to
the finest product to help
, which will be filled in
LEADING HIM ON.
"Josiar," said'Mrs. Corntossel, would you
fight ef they was a war?"
Yes sir-ree," was the earnest reply. "Every
"'An' git up in the gray dawn ter the sound
of a bugle, an' not make any fuss 'cause ye
didn't heyv nothing' but hardtack fur breakfast? '
"Well, I'm glad to hear it. Ef ye're willing
ter do all that, ye surely won't have no fault
ter fin' 'bout gittin' up at six o'clock ter-mor.
row morning' an' lighting' the fire, so's I kin
cook ye some pancakes thet wouldn't be de-
spised by nobody.- Washington Star.
ALTERED TO ORDER.
I have the following on reliable authority :
Kipling is writing a story for the Ladies' Home
Journal. Kipling However-with his usual
breeze and the vinouw quality ef his style, he
concludes chapter thereof : And the fellow
tossed down a glass of old Madeira, and turned
to leave the room," etc. Little Bok, in a panic,
wires the brawney jungle-man : "Can you
change tossed down a glass of old Madeira?'
Ladies' Home Journal rules forbid mention of
wine." Kipling wires four words: Make it
Mellin's food."-C7hap Book.
A ROPIHSOCHILD WINE.
flow many people are aware that the immor-
tal ChAtcaa-Lafite belongs to the Rothschilds ?
It seems that in 1863 Baron James de Roths-
child paid no less than four and a half million
francs for this snug and picturesque property.
The great wealth of its owners has enabled
Chlkeau-Lafite to be a byword, not only for its
wines, but also for the benignity and helpful-
ness of its manorial rule. A free primary
school for the children of the district is but one
of the advantages of living as a dependent of
the Rothschilds in the Medoc. Rather more
than a hundred years ago this famous chateau
belonged tp the President of the Parliament of
Ouyenne. But the Revolution brought sad
disorder upon the owi.ers of vineyards as well
as upon the bearers of hereditary titles, and the
President lost his head to the guillotine. His
estate was sold for the benefit of the nation.
Alter several vicissitudes it has settled down
under the Rothschilds, from whom it is not
likely to depart.- Westminister Gazette.
BARBADOS AND ELECTRICITY.
The GAZETTE of Port of Spain thusly writes
anent the above subject;-Mr Wilberforce Grant
is at present in Barbados endeavoring to interest
the business men of Bridgetown in the establish.
iment of an electrical tramway and also in electric
lightning. The gas company are of course oppos-
ing him and there is considerable lobbing going on
ot both sides. At present they are],'considering
the question as to whether the trolley or overhead
system of electric tram would be safe in their nar-
row streets. Two elantrical exoArta are comic,
PROCEEDINGS UNDER THE FOREIGN
In the Supreme Court of the Bahamas last
month, twenty-one persons, principally Cubans,
were tried by Chief Justice Sir C. G. Walpole and
a jury, charged with preparing, fitting out or en-
gaging or assisting in the fitting out a military
expedition against the Dominion of Sp4in. The
defendants were defended by three barristers. H.
M.S. Partridge seems to have been instrumental in
the prosecution. One of the accused, Edwardo
Yarro, has been the editor of a paper in Cuba
called Triomfo," which strongly criticized Span-
ish rule. He had also made speeches in Cuba
against the Spanish government. The defendants
were arrested in possessi,,n of arms and ammuni-
tion and were, presumably, on their way from the
United States to Cuba. It was argued that the
Crown had failed to prove that the defendants
formed a military expedition or that they were
proceeding to Cuba, and the jury returned a ver-
dict of acquittal.
As will be seen from the following clipping
from the Port-of-Spain Gazette, this question is
receiving the serious attention of the entire West
Indian Commercial community. Nor is our Com-
mercial Chamber behindhand in the matter. A
Circular on the subject is, we understand, to be
addressed to all the other Commercial bodies in
the West Indies asking for mutual aid and co-
operation in the endeavour to obtain a more direct
and less costly service than the present. The ex.
tract we refer to is the following:--
"We understand that communications have
been received here from Lon'lon, and from Jamai-
ca and other West India islands, heartily conchr-
ring in the views expressed by the Chamber of
Commerce as to the urgent necessity of cheaper
or more direct cable communication with England.
We notice that the Gleaner, of Jamaica, quotes
with approval the remarks made by Mr. Tripp,
honorary secretary of the Trinidad Chamber, with
regard to the defect in the present system of
A SrEAkSHIP \VH[SPL9 TI kU PLAYS
Mr. J. F. Batchelor of Baltimore has patented a
rotary chime whistle fitted with an electric whis-
tle opener. It is altogether different from the
chime whistle which produces one note. The com-
partments of the new whistle may be arranged so
that a bar of music can be played, and every
steamship line may have its own special tune,
such as "Sweet By and By," Remember Me,"
or Home, Sweet Home." Each boat's whistle
may have a false note at the end of its tune, which
would be another distinguishing signal. Any
number of compartments, one for each note, may
be made in the bell of the whistle. By means of
a push button the electric whistle opener will op-
erate the whistle instantly, thus making the device
useful for navigation signals, or for telegraphing
by the whistle, instead of using flags or Ilanterns.
The whistle can he blown automatically during
fogs. ,Theie is also an apparatus which operates
a time stamp that piinti on a piece of paper a re.
cord of the time the whistle is blown and the
length of the blast. A parabolic shell around the
whistle turns in any direction and throws the
sound out in the same manner that the rays of an
electric searchlight are directed toward any desired
TO SAVE NIAGARA FALLS.
ALBrNY, N. Y., Jan. 23, 18986-" If the United
States and Great Britain refuse to interpose there
is nothing to prevent the state of New York and
the Province of Ontario from drawing off so much
water from the upper Niagara as to make the
cataract practically disappear."
'his startling statement is made by the Com-
missioners of the New York State Reservation at
Niagara Falls, in their inual report, submitted
to the Legislature ti-day. This is the first official
protest that has been mnde against aggressim of
the shrewd capitalists wiho have put millions of
dollars into the development of Niagara p >wer,
and who are jutst getting ready to realize returns
from these investments.
Up to this time they have been opposed only by
rival capitalists, who envied their success in getting
grants from the State. Now they will have to
count upon the constnit opposition of the Niagara
commissioners, wh, are envious of the foothold
these enterprises have gained iu the region of the
great cataract. Andrew Hi. Green, of New York,
is president of the commission. His colleagues
are John M. Bowers, William Hamilton, Robert
L. Fryer and George Raines.
Already eight corporations have secured grants
to divert water from the Niagara River above the '
falls for the purpose of developing power. The
greatest of these enterprises is the Cataract Gen-
eral Construction Company, which is backed main-
ly by New York capitalists, and which has invested
several millions of dollars without as yet getting
any returns. This company will develop several
hundred thousand horse power of electrical energy,
and its operations are being imitated on a smaller
scale by other corporations.
I am told that within a few days Assemblyman
Dudley, of Niagaia Falls, will introduce a bill
authorizing sm)ie company to construct one or
more new tuuuels in ihe upper river to draw off
water for p )wer purposes.
President Green and the other Commissiouers
see no possibility of checking the enterprising
corporations before they have destco ei all of the
Niagara scenery unless the United S&ateo and
OF THIE LATE
JOSEPH HENRY HARYEY.
pERSONS having just claims agaiin.it the
L Estate of JosEPHI HENRY HARV\Y, late
of the Town of Hamilton, deceased, are re-
Snested to furnish accounts thereof to the
xecutor, on or before the 31st March next.
And all persons indebted to the said Estate
are require4Lto settle their respective amounts
by the above mentioned date.
MARY SARAH HARVEY,
ADRIANA ALETrA HARVEY,
ELDON H ARVEY,
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Supplement to the Bermuda Royal Gazette Hamilton, Feb 18, 1896.
No apology is necessary for the predominance
of the first person singular in a lecture deliver-
ed by Commander Cheyne in Ireland Island on
Thursday last. In describing events quorum
pars magna (or perhaps as the lecttirer would
modestly put it) parvafuit, events as full of ad-
venture as the story which enthralled the
Carthaginian Queen, or filled the heart of Des-
demona with mingled feelings of love and pity,
the I, which with persons who have no story
to tell is so tiresome, only serves to enhance
their interest, We can read the sad heroic tale
of Arctic discoveries and losses in our easy
chairs with sufficient interest, but it is a differ-
ent thing to see before us the man who has
taken an active part in the events he narrates,
who has battled with bears in defence of his
precious tallow fuel, who has propelled an ice
floe with the butt of his gun as paddle and
sprung from block to block in pursuit of his
rapidly departing ship, who has sat and ponder-
ed by the three lonely graves, who has listened
to the tales of the wandering Esquimaux of
the retreat of Sir John Franklin's expedition
and who has realized as he gazed on the sad
relics of mortality crouching in the bows and
stern of a decaying boat, the reality of the poet's
conception of the last moments of the last
Go, .in, while Mercy holds me up
Or Nat a re's awful waste
To drink this last and bitter cup
Of grief that man shall taste-
Go tell the night that hides thy face
Thou saws't the last of Adam's race
On Earth's -1,.il bhr.i clod,
The darkeninL' uiiivr-, defy
To quench his Immortality,
Or shake his trust in God."
And truly these icy solitudes are peopled
with the ghosts of those intrepid sailors who
sacrificed their lives in'the pursuit of science
and the North Pole no less than the cays of the
Spanish Main are haunted by the restless spirits
of -the old Conquestadores who sacrificed the
fierce Caribs or the wild Indians for the gold
which like the fabled apples of the Hesperides
eluded the grasp of the clutching ig fingers The
opinions of non-scientific men may be divided
as to the value of these polar voyages, but
there can be no two opinions as to the heroism
dlislplayed, and at any rate the Franklin Searci
Expedition; had i le ineri of being undertaken
with the definite object, of saving life. Re-
guided in the scientific light, Tlie history, of
these voyages as told by the lecturer, hLis a
strong personal interest., as there is not mnIch
doubt that on that occasion when he persist'-d
in his statement that there was a strait where
the charts said there was land he was, to some
extent, a martyr in the cause of scientific re-
search. It does not require a strong eff. or of
imagination to picture the scene where the
gallant and independent explorer saluted, his
officer at the end of his interview, and mutter-
ed perhaps as he left, the cabin with recollect-
tions of Galileo and his persecutors, Yet it is
a strait It is an equally dangerous thing to
convince or to fail to convince a superior triat
he is wrong, and we can easily believe that the
photograph of the record which proves con-
clusively the correctness of the Commander's
statement is regarded by him as the most val-
uable in his possession. It was possibly this
very persistence and dogged adherence to what
he believed to be the truth which could never
be quite forgotten or forgiven by the Lords'
Commissioners of the Admiralty, who, like Mr
Nupkins, in the Pickwick Papers, could not
be fallible because they "had it in their notes-"
A lecture like this in Bermuda does us good.
'We are to apt to become insular mentally. as
we are geographically; and to spend a few
hours from time to time in these frozen reg-
ions may well serve as a relaxation from the
absorbing interest of local politics, and the
prospects of the onion crop. At the end of his
lecture the plucky Commander announced the
possibility of his paying us more than a short
visit If so, we shall welcome occasional
Arctic lectures to counteract the effect of our
South winds and during the visitor's season, at
any rate, they cannot fail to be attractive and
remunerative. He will, we may be sure, be
welcomed by Naval Officers as a tried brother
in arms. Though it is a common place in the
Service that the retired Naval Officer if some-
times regarded like the lone wolf in the Jungle
Book who has missed his kill, and though he
has to forget that a ship's company once trem-
bled at his nod, there is no fear that such will
be the lot of Commander Cheyne His past
has been too eventful, his recollections too val-
uable to allow him to retire into theseclusion
of private life while health and strength last,
and, as long as he is amongst us, Bermuda will
be proud of her distinguished visitor.
Regulation of Bermuda Produce.
We understand that the Directors of the Ber-
muda Produce Exchange, Limited, are in a position
to report that they now control a very large pro-
portion of the growing crop; and, being desirous.
of raising the standard of Bermuda Agricultural
Products, have under consideration a number of
valuable practical, suggestions to aid both grow-
ers and packers. We have been favoured with an
outline of the proposed suggestions, which we
place before our readers for their information It ,
is not unlikely that a circular may be prepared
and distributed on these lines.
ONIONS.-Do not pull until the onion is well
formed, and of marketable size. If possible,
allow at least 24 hours to elapse after pulling, be-
fore beginning to cut and pack. Have the packing
carefully attended to. Do not pack during rain, or
allow the Packages to be exposed after packing,
and do not fail to have good and sufficient cover-
ings for your carts.
POTATOES.--Do not dig your crop until it isg
fully matured. Allow a sufficient time to elapse
for them to cool off before they are finally packed
/ for deTivery and shipment. Be careful in packing
to assort the sizes, keeping No. 1, No. 2 and culls
in s ep)arate barrels, and have your'barrels WELL
PACKAGES.-It is important that your barrels
S; ad boxes should be kept bright and clean. Have
them thorourhly coopered, and the stencil marks
The'terum NEW CROP POTATOES applies toQ
freshly dug stock of red bright color, grown from
imported Garnet seed.
Potatoes which have been dug from Fall plant-
ing, and stored, or held, becomeof pale color and will
not be accepted as being New Crop Potatoes, nor
will White potatoes. The requirements of the
New York Market leave the Directors no option in
INSPECTION.-With the view of furthering
the general interests of the Exchange, it has been
decided to employ on its behalf a Special Inspector
for the coming season, commencing March 2nd,
N.B.-Remember that the interests of all classes
of the community are identified with this move-
ment, and that the successful working of the
Exchange means a general improvement in the
Agricultural and Financial oaulook of the Colony.
The star Almanac for 189)6 is. the 4th
issue of that publication from the offices-of the
Daily and Weekly Star, Montreal, and, i1 a.
bulk of nearly 500 pages, contains' a well
arranged mass of information on Canala. -The 0,-
use of such almanacs is greatly on thefIhease
as the matter can be annually revised.
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