BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
Vol. LXIX.-.No. 11. STATE SUJPER, VIAS a~JIA
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March 7, 1896.-tf
CARTER & CO., the Queen's Seedsmen,
High Holborn, London England,
Invite Offrs of LiliON arrissl
Write, stating sizes, prices, delivered C. I. F.
London, giving full particulars, terms, pach-
Registered Cable Address:
JAMES CARTER & Co., High Holborn, London.
Under the distinguished Patronage of
His Excellency General T. C. LYONS, C. B.,
Vice-Admiral J. E. ERSKINE,
WILL GIVE THE
THIRD PERFORMANCE OF
WHEN THE CELEBRATED LONDONr
COMEDY. IN 3 ACTS,
BY T. W. ROBERTSON, ESQUIRE,
WILL BE PRODUCED.
By kind permission of Lt.-Colonel Glancy and
Officers the Leinster Regiment, the
splendid BAND of the Regiment will
0z FOR CASTE SEE POSTERS.
Doors open at 7.30 p.m. Commence at8 p.m.
Carriages 10.30 p.m.
Reserved Seats 3s.
Second Seats 2s. & Is.
BOX OFFICE open at "Royal
Gazette" office on Wednesday,
1 8th March at 3.30 p.m.
ESTATE OF THE LATE
T.- W. j
Will be received from the Undersigned up to
31ST MAROH, Instant.
From persons desirous of purchasing that well
known and desirable property.
1 k.THE GUN;'
Situated in the Town of St. George's.
Bounded on the North by York Street; on
the East by an alley; on the South by the
property of T. W. Foster; and on the West by
other property of the late T. W. Kelly.
Possession can ba given at once.
The Undersigned do not bind themselves to
accept the highest or any tender.
CLAUDE W. MoCALLAN,
CHARLES GRAY BUTTERFIE LD.
t Executors and Trustees under the
Will of the late T. W. Kelly.
Hamilton, March 7, 1896.
For the Collection of Debts, notes of hand,
Bills of Exchange, and other securities, under
authority of Powers of Attorney and other
BANKERS :-THE BANK OF BERMUDA, (LTD.
February 18th, 1896.-1 tf
PROFESSOR LUEBEN having still some
few hours vacant, would like to fill same
with lessons either Piano, Violin, or Vocal.
For terms, etc, apply to Professor Lueben, at
his office, Parliament Street, next to Melbourne
Hamilton, Octr 22nd, 1894.
Has just been re-opened, thoroughly
renovated, newly furnished throughout,
and is now in A 1 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 of the most picturesque spots
with unsurpassed facilities for bathing, boating
fishing, etc., etc.
Carriages to be had at the lowest terms.
Apply to ALONZO PENISTON,
December 31st, 1895-tf.
E. WHEATLEY JONES,
A DAMS &HOWE Wholesale Grocery House,
A Titus, Wells & Willett's Wholesale Grain
Irwin, McBride, Chatterwood & Co., Whole-
sale Tea House.
ALSO AGENT FOR
The Finest Victorias, Extension Tops,
Buggies andt Market Waggons, all made to
And importer of Jersey Cows.
Novr. 11, 1895.
Onion Box Material
THE UNDERSIGNED HAS ARRANGED
TO IMPORT A CARGO OF
London Drag Stores.
las Julst Rleceivd at lieor Stores,
A NEW SUPPLY OF
Mellins,' Ridges' and Neaves,'
Eno's fruit Salt, St.- uan'sSo uhini Powders,
Beechams, il,,ilo a y:-, BIairs,
Nortons and Cockles' PILLS,
Dinneford's Fluid Magnesia,
Icrubb's Ammonia, Clarke's Pills and
Richmond Coniition Powders,
Elliman's Embri cation.
Clarke's Night Lights. S hours,
Calverts SOAPS a d DISINFECTANrS,
Keatings' Cough Lozenges,
Bon Bons and Insect Powder,
Holl, ,i'. y:, Ointment,
Liebig's Ext. Beef in 1 oz. and 2 oz. pots,
BOVRIL Brands Ess. Beef,
D)r. Willi ims'Pink Pills, Powell's Balsam,
Kay's Compound for Coughs and Colds,
"ThelBestlCough Mixtures in the Market."
TOILET ARTICLES in variety,
Hot Water Belts, Syringes,
Bathing Caps, RUBBER SHEETING,
Sponges, etc., etc.
Hamilton, March 9th, 1896.
Colonist copy once.
ESTATE OF THE
Lato James Aiihoiy Atw
ALL PERSONS having just claims against
1' the estate of James Anthony Atwood,
deceased, late of the Town of St George, are
requested to render their accounts to the Un-
dersigned on orbefore the 30TH DAY OF MARCH,
All persons indebted to the above estate are
required to make payment to the Undersigned
on or before the same date.
T. J. PEARMAN,
Administrator (with the will annexed) of the
Shelly Bay, 9 March, 1896-3
A N old-established Firm of Scotch Whisky
L Distillers and Merchants, want a Firm
of good standing as Wholesale Buying Agents
for Bermuda, for their finest quality seven-
year-old Whisky in case. Must be able to
correspond in English. References given and
required, State full particulars.
Box 30, MoMURTRIE'S.
Advertising Offices--Glasgow, Scotland.
March 4, 1896.-3
At 4 83 4 per M,
7EAMS, BOARDS, SCANTLING
r and SLAT8Sof 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.
House & Land Apecy & ScriY niry,
AT THE OFFICE OF
WM. JAMES HENEY, Actuary,
-AT HIS RESIDENCE-
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
S. S. INGHAM,
February 5, 1896.-
For Sale in 'aridk Parish.
30 Lots, 100 feet square
being a portion of the well known property
formerly owned by Daniel Astwood, Esquire.
These LOTS will be sold very cheap, and on
accommodating terms to suit purchaser. For
further information apply to
CHARLES T. CONYERS,
Queen Street, Hamilton.
February 25, 1896.-tf
P. S.-Remember next General Election,
secure a vote.
BEFORE USING. AFTER USING.
IF YOU VJANT A
SOFT, DH,"TE HANDS,
USE DR. ROSA'S
HAMA ; A E L1 ) L IS THE GREATEST
(wIrcu n IAZL) ) HEALER.
PHUR 11 S TIRE GREATESTT
FOR SALE BY ALL DRUGGISTS.
DR. ROSA Co.. MONTCLAII, N. J., U. S. A.
"Royal Gazetteo Stationery Store
Richmnd iHorsa ConflioiFowiters,
Dr. James' Blistering Ointment,
&c., &c., fuc.
0 Small and frequent imuportatios.
V. .i. B.
H. M. DOCKYARD,
3rd March, 1896,
TrENDERS will be received by the Naval
Storekeeper up to noon, of
Monday 23rd Instant,
FOR THE SUPPLY OF
TWO DRAUGHT HORSES,
(about 15 hands.)
FOR SERVICE OF THIS ESTABLISHMENT,
To be thoroughly sound and free from vice,
a written warranty and a veterinary certificate
being furnished by and at the expense of the
vendor before purchase.
Delivery to be made at H. M. Dockyard.
By order of the Captain-in-Charge;
H. C. MAULE,
Only Six Hundred Shares to be Sold.
A Chance to make Large Profits on a Small
Investment, by purchasing (5) FIvE
POUNDS Sterling, shares in the net
profits of the
BERMUDA LIME COMPANY.
The certificates of shares will be made so
that they can be transferred, assigned or sold.
Any person desiring one or more shares can
.,obtain the same by applying by letter or in
CAPT. MARK GOLINSKY,
Manager of the Bermuda'Lime Company,
St George, Bermuda,
Hamilton, Nov 6th, 1895.-6m
VaIltaF1 R631 Estate to the Tom
The Undersigned offers for sale his property
Wesley and Victoria Streets,
Consisting of a Lot bounded on three streets,
WITH TWO HOUSES THEREON.
THESE HOUSES are new, well built and
in thorough order, conveniently arranged,
pleasantly situated in one of the best streets
in Town and very desirable residences and
always command good Tenants Are at pres-
ent occupied' Can be inspected and further
particulars given by communicating with or
53 Front Street.
Hamilton, Feby 25th, 1895.
THE BERMUDA POCKET
A T -V..TA.OE( ,
GUIDE AND DIRECTORY,
T H E
May be obtained of
Mr. George D. Boyle, St. Georges,
Mr. R. Galloway, Inspector of
Police, R. N. Yard,
Mr. J. B. Zuill's Store, Somerset,
and the Royal Gazette "Store.
Hamilton, January 27, 1896.
M iine ilAiV Primary, 8a -,
A PECIALTY ondaryor.Te
tiary BLOOD POISON permanently
curedinllto35days. v ou can be treated a
home fuor srno pi ice under same guaran-
ty. It you prtferLor coriehere we willlon-
trnct to pay railroad farcanid hotel bills.an ",
2n ehL:Lrt, ifawoe fall to cur.'. I f yo have taken mtor-
cury, iodide potash, and still have aches ail
M'1, coiusPatches In mouth, Sore Throat, '
Pimples, Copper Colored Mpot., Ulcers 0 -M
any part of the body, Hair or Eyebrows fallin
out, It is this Secondary ItLOOD POISON
we guarantee to cure. Wc solicit the most obsti-
inate cases and challenge the world forwe0 :
case wo cannot cure. This dih-ease has always s.
baffled the skill of the most emilneut physl-
C ans. 500,000 capital behind our uncondl.
tional guaranty. Absolute pro O'gi senLt sealed o ,
application. Address (005; .: !::EILDY -COo%
307 Masonic Temple, Chicago, Ill., U. 8. A.
At the "Royal Gazette" Stationery
In addition to our usual supply of Horse
Condition Powders, Purgative Balls and Blis.
tering Ointments we have received--,
Cough Balls, Cordial Balls, Worm Ballq
and Dog Pills for Distemper.
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
WEEKLY REPORT OF THE WEATHER
at Gibbs' Hill Light Station at Bermuda be-
tween 8th and 15th March, 1896: height
above the Sea being 246 feet at base, where
the Register is kept.
0.00 Very Fine
0.00 O'cast, Uns'td
* Fine Day, Evening Squally.
t U,-settled, Evening, Thick Raining.
W. S. PERINCHIIEF,
Hamilton, March 17, 1896.
March 10-8 S Algoma, Cumming, Philipine Is
lands;; 360 tons sugar. Called for repairs to
machinery. Agents,-N T Butterfield & Son.
14-R M S Trinidad, Fraser, New York; assorted
cargo to Trott & Cox.
March 16-R Mj S Trinidad, Fraser, New York
0,*598 brls potatoes, 13 boxes onions, 50 boxes
beets, 728 boxes green vegetables, 26 half brli
arrowroot, 53 boxes cut flowers, 5 brls and 23
half brls rum, 130 empty K oil brls,
Custom House.-St. George's.
March 10-Br Ss Forest Brook, Hogg, from
Danzig to Philadelphia with a cargo of
sugar. In want of coals. Agents-J S Dar
rell & James.
10-Amer Bk White Cloud, Cater, from Per.
nambuco to Philadelphia with a cargo of
sugar. In distress : loss of spars, sails, etc
Agents-J S Darrel & James.
10-German Ship Ida, Boysen, from London t<
Philadelphia with a cargo of chalk. In dis.
tress : vessel leaking badly. Agents-W I
Meyer & Co.
10-Spanish Ss Pedro, Bouet, from Palermo t(
New York, cargo of fruit. In want of coals
Agents-J S Darrell & James.
10- r Schr Olive, La Vash, from Porto Rico
to St John, N B, cargo of molasses. Vessel
leaking badly. Agents-W E Meyer & Co.
14-Br Ss Glenschiel, Harrison, from Genoa tc
New York, cargo of white stone. In wani
of coal. Agents-J S Darrell and James. ;
;C-American Schr Chas Wooford, Haggarthy,
from Surinam to Sandy Hook (for orders)
with a cargo of sugar. In distress : vesse
16-Br Schr Clayola. McDade, from St John,
,NB, to St Mary's Bay, U S. Short of pro
visions, water and ballast.
All of the above arrivals report having ex.
perienced the most terrible weather from the
2nd instant up to the time of their arrival ai
March 11-Br Ss Forest Brook, Hogg, to Phila.
delphia, cargo sugar. Obtained 120 tons of
11-Spanish Ss Pedro, Bouet, to New York,
fruit. Obtained 69 tons of coal.
11-Br Schr Walter Sumner, Buck, to Booth
Bay, Me, phosphate (cargo of schr Ida
14-Br Ss Glenschiel, Harrison, to New York,
inward cargo. Obtained 190 tons of coal.
In the R M S Trinidad from New York on Satur.
day last:-Rev J W Hegeman, Mr and Mrs Wmi
Campbell, Mr and Mrs A Le Massena, jr, and Maid,
Mr and Mrs Marvin R Clark, Mr and Mrs Geo L
Crandall, Mr and Mrs A A Carter, Mr and Mrs L
0 Chandler, Mr and Mrs F A Douglass, Mr and
Mrs W J Hutchison, Mr and Mrs F H Humphrey,
Mr and Mrs Granville Kane, Miss Sybil Kane,
Miss Edith Kan-, Miss Dorothy Kane, Miss An-
gonella Kane, Miss Rosa Kane, maid and nurse,
Mr and Mrs Chas Parrish, Mr and Mrs M J Law.
rence, Mr and Mrs G T Spring, Mr and Mrs Chas
H Oehm, Dr and Mrs R C M Page, Colouel and
Mrs J M Passmore, Miss Annie B Passmore, Mr
and Mrs H St Gaudens, Mr and Mrs James
Spalekhaver, child and maid, Mr and Mrs E M
Slayton, Dr and Mrs C 11 Stimson, Mr and Mrs
J B Seabury, Mr andc Mrs Jacob Sweiger, Mr and
1Xra Thomas Thaeher, Mr and Mrs D C Teft, Mr
and Mrs C S White, Mrs B G Corona, Mrs Julia
Crowan, Mrs Fasell, Mrs F B Kimball, Mrs E A
Leslie, Mrs S A Myers, Mrs C P Murphy, Mrs
MoKeen, Miss E F McKXen, Mrs L G Palmer,
Mrs D E Peck, Miss L L Peck, Mrs Fred Pyle,
Miss Elizabeth W Pyle, Miss Ella W Pyle, Mrs
David M Raukin, Mrs L F Whiiu, Mios Gladys
Whitir, Mrs J Wise, Mrs W L Ward, Miss Agnes
Adams, Miss A Bartholomew, Miss Hutchison,
Miss Grace Hutchison, Miss Lena Hutchison and
maid, Miss Helen Hurst, Miss Bessie Hatchings
Miss Annie Jamme, Miss Teresa Jamme, Miss E
Johnson, Miss Margery Johnson, Miss L Kirk,
Miss Mary S Lewis, Miss F Leslie, Miss Annie
W Lawrie, Miss Ethel Forbes Morgan and maid,
Miss Alice Milnor, Miss Outerbridge, Miss Parrish,
Miss Nora Parrish, Miss Catherine C Parrish, Miss
Rand, Miss B Hinneson, Miss B Leitz, Miss
Sutherland, Miss Cora Townsend, Miss M A Tay.
lor, Miss E Wehle, Miss Walker, Miss Whitford,
Dr Richard Ellis, Dr George H Morrison, Dr R E
Morrison, Dr S Bowen, Captain G 8 Carlisle, Capt
H i Hollis, Messrs J Roberts Allen, Wm Aruzen,
E Rt Browi, Harold Brown, Frank Bailey, George
Balfour, ]ayette Brown, J T Burnett, H C Culler,
9 Calvert, Cameron, H Copeland, E W Dean, jr,
$ J Doyle, James J Dooling, W H- Edgerley, H
Flitahugbh, Emil Gramme, Walter Grover, C Good.
win, WW Grant, Austin S Horn, Frank fiuster,
Logis P Hasbrouck, L Hutton, H W Huke, Mas-
ter. HIake, Messrs P R Holden, E D Holden, F
Huyler, D Harrington, G S Iving, S W Lewis, E
A Leslie, A Sterngrate, P W Finigan, Aaron
Levy, M Morris, J Mullin, J H O'Coanell, B A
Peos, Fred Pyle, 0 Rudolph, Chas Randall, James
H Robley, L 1 Rogers, W i G Spauldiug, George
W Shepherd, W F Wintringham, A VW Williams,
Caspar Weble, Geo H Wood, Howland Wood,
UMter E A Leslie.
-In the R M S Trinidad, for New York :-Rev J
H Prescott, Mr and Mrs T G Bright, M- and Mrs
R P Brown, Mr and Mrs J H Besarica, Ar and
be LR B 0oggs, Mr and Mas E W Clark, Mr and
Mrs 0 C Curtis, Mr and Mrs N D Clark, Mr and
Mrs J A Faulkner, Mr and Mrs AE tull, Mr and
Mrs A E Hull, Mr and Mrs G C Irish, Mr and
Mrs J H Kohler r and irs tN (sN o Uood and
The Swedish corvette Freja, Captain Lindborn,
sailed on Sunday last for Stockholm via Azores
Completion of The Imurovements of The
West End Channels.
The whole of the works contracted for by Messrs
8 Pearson & Son, under their contract with the
Board of Public Works of Bermuda, for the im-
provement of the Staggs' Channel and Two .Hocks
Passage, dated the 1st day of June, 1893, have
been duly executed and completed by the contract-
ors to the satisfaction of the Colonial Surveyor,
Mr. W. Cardy Hallett, who has hal the inspection
of the works during their entire progress. A
meeting of the Board of Public jWorks was held
on Friday last when the Colonial Surveyor report.
ed the completion of the contract to his satisfac-
tion, whereupon the final certificate was drawn for
the payment of the balance due. The contract as
drawn by Sutton, Ommanney & Rendall, 3 and 4,
Gt. Winchester Street, London, E C., for the
deepening and widening of Staggs Channel and
Two Rocks Passage provided th it a sum not in
the whole exceeding 2,706 for slopes should be
allowed in addition to the c(nract price of
35,286 3 8. The slopes give the section of the
channel the form of lth capital letter
U, slightly indented at the top. As the
actual work done on these slopes exceeds double
the limit placed on their cost the whole sum due
the contractors amounted to 37,992 3 8. As 75
per cent. was pai4 on account as the works pro-
ceeded, the final certificate amounted to 10,992
3 S, in full satisfaction of all claims and demands
in respect of the work.
the buoys were placed in the Two Rocks
Passage on Friday afternoon, and it is hoped that
those in the Staggs Channel may be put down to
morrow. The buoys are black on starboard and
chequered on port coming from sea. It is desir-
able; pending definite regulations, that all vessels '
using these channels should oome through at a
speed not greater than 8 knots per hour, to avoid
all possible injuries. The SS. Tinuidad yesterday
afternoon pressed through the Two Rocks Passage
on her way to to sea. The S.D. Majestic is now
at anchor in Hamilton harbour awaiting order.
The contractors, Messrs S. Pearson & Sun,
represented here by Mr. F. T. Hopkin-
son, are to be congratulated on the satis-
factory completion of their contract. The Execu-
tive of the colony used every diligence through
the energetic efforts of the lion. Archibald Alison,
Colonial Secretary, and of the Hun. S. Brownlow
Gray, C.M.G., Attorney General, to have a very
complete contract drawn up, the beneficial result
of which is clearly seen in the completion without
doubt or question of a very extensive and costly
work. Mr. W. C. Hallett has been assiduous in
his work of inspection for which he merits lull
praise. In fine, credit is due tu all concerned in
the execution of the work.
LEINSTElR REGIMENT, ROYAL CANADIANS (100TH).
--Capt. Pollard has been sranferred to the 2d
Bath. (109th) in Bermuda, on promuotion.--Trmy i
and Navp Gazette, Feb. 27.
is taken into consideration, we have every reason
to believe that the Kiriness will be the "' social
event of the Saason."-(Co'n.)
An Inquest was held on Friday last at the
North Shore, Pembroke Parish, before T J
Lightbourn, Esquire, Coroner for the Western
District, on view of the body of Englesbee
Stovel, who died suddenly on the above day.
The jury after hearing medical testimony re-
turned a verdict that death was due to
i Last week some comment was made that
the Cottage Hospital was not specially noticed in
any of our Annual Publications, This is not
strictly true ; as for example in the Guide Section
of the Bermuda Almanack at page 166 its existence
is noted on the new Military Road which leads
from Fort Hamilton to Prospect, on which is sit-
uated the COTTAGE lIoLPITAL distinguished by irs
red tile root." The inference might readily be
drawn thAt ia the institution would be found all
the appliances and advantages usually offered in
such a hospital. That more particular mention
has not been made of the Cottage Hospital in the
Bercmuda Pocket Almanack, Guide and Directory
for 1896 is owing to the oversight of the Managers
iu not sending in their list of officers and a brief
general statement of its Finances and Rules. In
England the hospital authorities advertize in such
annual publications as Whitaker's Almanac, the
purposes, the needs, and advantages of their re-
spective hospitals. By Idvertisement in the Royal
gazette and by special personal canvass we annual-
ly ievist and supplement our Almanaak Informa-
tiou; and we shall be pleased if the officers of
the Cottage hospital will, like those of. other in-
stiiu ious annually send us an official notification
n response to our ye rly o4l lor the Berm44da Al-
child, Mr and Mrs HIPorter, Mr and Mrs R B
Roosevelt, Mr and Mrs A B Rice, Mr and Mrs A
G Sherman, Mr and Mrs A L Sevestre, Mr anl
Mrs J Sterhberger, Mr and Mrs J B Viall, Mr and
Mrs D Williams, Mr and Mrs B F Wild, Mr and
Mrs A B Williams, Mrs A A Allen, Mrs J L Ad-
ams, Mrs D T Casement, Mrs G W Crouse, Mrs
A C Clark, Mrs M H Crook, Mrs E L Ferry, Mrs
J A Hull, Mrs W McKenney and infant, Mrs D S
McKay, Mrs J H Stedmah, Mrs A E S nith, Mrs
J H Salisbury, Mrs G C Sheldon, Mrs P T Timp-
son, Mrs A R Wright, Mrs C B White, Mri F
Wright, Miss R Adams, Miss A Barton, Mrs L
and E Bridges, Miss H Barber, Misses G and D W
Casement, Miss R L Cole, Miss M Fonescue, Miss
M L Frank, Miss Mary E Fraser, Miss A Good-
win, Miss A B Johnson, Miss M Kelly, Miss A
Klauser, Miss A McNair, Miss A Platt, Miss G E
Randall, Miss A Smith, Miss M B Salisbury, Miss
M E Sheldon, MvIs A P Sharpless, Miss M E
Tompkins, Misses J and G !and A Williams,
Messrs John Ash, C D Burk, R Barver, D T
Bridges, S F Barr. E E Clipp, M F Cusack, P V
Cole, W Copperthwait, L R Crandon, EF Darell,
RC Downer, T B Doran, R W Emerson, J M
Fraser, J J Greenwood, M Gifford, B W Heigas,
J J Hogan, G S Irving, S V James, G S Jardine,
J E Kelly, J Kesil, G P Lies, S W Lewis, H
Mumford, J McKay, W Mullers, J W McEvory,
T Nelligan, L Nutting. J E O'Brien, G Pitt, R B
Roosevelt, jr., E A Randall, L F Richmond, W
H Roome, N A Rhodes. B W IRobertson, A D
Remick, F M Scott, J M Sack, D M Sawyer, J N
Small, J W Stevenson, G W Spherd, A C Sher-
man, G Schleiches, W Turner, D Williams, jr.,
W L Ward, 0 W Walther, A E Whitney, W F
Wright, J as T Wood, W T iWintringham, N S
Woolridge. Second Cabin forward 3.
Vessels in the Port of St. George's,
March 16, 1896.
German Ship Ida," awaiting orders.
Nor. Bk. Schweigaard," discharging cargo.
Am. Bk. "S. H. Bearce," sold on reefs.
Am. Schooner" W. H. Skinner," discharging
Br. Brig Acacia," awaiting orders.
Er. S. S. "Glantivy," undergoing repairs to
Br. Sch. "Olive," dicharging cargo.
Am. Bk. White Cloud," awaiting orders.
Am. Sch. "Carrie Buchanan," ready fo2 sea.
Am. Sch. "B. C. Cromwell," awaiting orders.
Br. S. S. "Oakdale," discharging cargo.
Am. Schr. "Chas. Mooford," awaiting orders.
Br. Sch Clayola," awaiting orders.
Safe Arrival of The Schooner Turban.
On Saturday last B. W. Walker & Co., owners
of the schooner Turban, received a cablegram from
Capt. Bulford announcing the arrival of the Tur-
ban at New York, all well. The Turban cleared
at the Customs, Hamilton on the 28 January last
with 198 empty oil barrels for New York and her
prolonged voyago caused considerable uneasiness
to her owners as well as the friends of the crew as
to her safety. The news of Saturday last was
1i Schr. "Evolution sailed from S-. John,
N.B., on 11th inst. to the address of S. S. Ing-
The R M Steamer Trinidad, Capt P J Fraser,
arrived on Saturday last at 8 a.m. and sailed yes-
terday at 3 p.m. on her return voyage to New
Capt Fraser and Mr Penistoni (Purser) will
please accept our thanks for late favours.
W Thos. Cook & Son advertise a special 'ex.
cursion from New York to Bermuda by the S.S.
Trinidad, sailing April 1st, to spend the Easter
holidays; $75, all expenses included for a two
weeks tour. If the export of Easter Lily blossoms
is not now countenanced in the interest of the lily
bulb industry, people must come to Bermuda to
see the lilies in bloom in the field and to inhale
their odor. Probably this is the idea that under-
lies Cook's Easter Holiday Excursion to Bermuda.
To the Editor of the Roil Gazette.
March 14th, 1896.
Your correspondent" Progress strikes a proper
key note of reform in drawing attention to the
condition of the public road from Hamilton West-
ward to Pitts Bay, and the immediate necessity of
widening and straightening the same in conse-
quence of its insufficiency to meet the traffic now
on it, and which is ever increasing. We have
heard of not a few narrow escapes from serious
accident on that highway, and if something is not
soon done to remedy existing difficulties, several
Cottage Hospitals may be needed at the West end
of Pembroke Parish. The need of having proper
road lamps in the immediate neighborhood of Ham-
ilton is only too apparent. The Corporation of
Hamilton should initiate some movement to have
such a desirable acquisition obtained as calculated
to promote the best interests of their constituents.
The fact is Bermuda ha- been impelled in a pro-
gressive course ahead of her people, and Willyy
nilly" the situation must be accepted and pro-
gressive steps taken onward and upward. Don't
consider too many schemes of improvement at
once, and then do nothing because of their magni-
tude being beyond reasonable reach. Make a be-
ginning with one or two and go ahead surely, if
slowly. Anotherjgreat need, growing out of the tou-
rists business is the Licensing of all Carriages, Carts
or Vehicles kept for hire and of all drivers. The
carriages being numbered on a plate readily seen,
and the drivers having a proper badge with the
number on it quite clear, there would be no diffi-
culty, as now, in redressing any wrong or griev-
ance, a printed register being kept at all hotels,
boarding houses, prominent places of business, and
at the several police stations. A municipal reve-
nue is usually derived from licensing of vehicles of
all descriptions and the drivers thereof. But here
the cost might be mao nominal for a license, the
main object being to facilitate identification. The
subject is one deserving of the attention of the
Legislature at its next session. The adoption of a
simple and inexpensive method of licensing ought
to meet with the support of all livery stable pro-
prietors, as it will conduce to the more satisfactory
conduct of their business while affording the public
increased comfort and security. We want Pro-
AT THE HAMILTON.-John T Barnett, WV G
Spaulding, H 0 Cutler, W 0 Grover, Walter H
Edgerly, Boston, Mass; E A Leslie, wife and 2
children, George F bpinney and wife, Dr R 0 M
Page and wife, S E Irving, G W Shepherd, H
Copeland, Miss Milnor. Mrs A St Gaudens, Mr H
St Gaudens, New Yoik ; Lewis H Rogers. W 8
Wintringham, S W Lewis, Brooklyn, N Y; P R
Hlolden, Concord, Mass; E D Holden, Lowell,
Mass; Win Campbell and wife, Bennington, Vt;
Chas H Ochm and wife, Baltimore, Md; W N
Arnzen, Fall River, Mass.; G H Balfour, F
Brown, F T St George, Montreal; J Roberts Al-
len, Ottawa; Austin S Horn, Chas L Leedon, Phil-
adelphia, Chas W Randall, Chicago; Anson A
Carter and wife, W L Ward, Newark, N J; Mrs
E M Slayton, Hovey E Slayton, Manchester, N H;
A Le Massena, jr, wife and maid, Newark, N J;
Henry Fitzhugh, W G Grant, Pittsburgh, Pa;
Fred Pyle, wife and 2. children, Mrs J Wise, Wil.
AT THa PRixcEss.--W J Hutchinson and wife,
Miss Hutchinson, Miss Grace Hutchinson, Miss
Lina Flutchinsou and maid, Miss Agnes Adams,
Miss Forbes. Morgan and maid, Thomas Thacker
and wife, Mr and Mrs Chanler, G Kane and wife,
Miss Sybil Kane, Edidh Kane, Dorothy Kane,
Angonella Kane, Miss Rosa Kane and maid, Miss
E Dorrance, New York; G H Morrison, D M Ran-
kin, Troy, New York; Dr R E Morrison, Fall
River, Mass; Mrs L F Whitin, Miss Gladys Whit.
in, Long Island; E W Dean, jr, Boston; Miss
Hurst, Washington; M J Lawrence and wife,
Cleveland; Miss C Tdwosend, Buffalo.
AT THE WINDSOR.-Mr and Mrs Boggs, Penn;
Sam F Barr, Mt Desert Island; H W Thomson,
Mi:chel, Oat; Mrs D W Carwine and daughter,
New York, N Y; AD Hepburn, B R Hepburn,
Jes Hepburn, Mr Whitman, Picton, Out; Miss
Bertha Seitz, Miss Amelia Wehle, Mr C Wehle,
Rochester, N.Y. "' ,
AT TaE AMERIcAN,-r-P W Finigan, F Calvert,
A cemerson, Mir Goodwin, Boston, Mass; H W
Hauke, Master A Hluke, Torrington, Conn; David
0 Tefft and wife, Fordham, N Y; J Mullins, Blis-
sett, L I; James J Dooling, J HI O'Connell, D
Harrington, J J Doyle, T Hutton, New York City.
The Right Man in the Right Place.
Prof. MacQuarrie, teacher of dancing and gym-
nastics has completed arrangements for the pro-
duction of a Grand Kirmess which he intends to
put on about the last week of April.
The proceeds of the entertainment are to be used
to aid in the completion of the Cathedral and the
rehearsals and practices for the many Fancy
Dances, Marches, Drills, &c have already been
commenced and judgi g f omn present appearances
the entert-,i:uneut wilt b one of the most artistic
and elaborate produce ions ever seen in Bermuda.
Although a young min, Prof. MacQuarrie has
had a great deal of exp. ri nee with regard to stage
work, and when the fctt of his being endorsed by
the highest ligcitari.s in the Dominion of Canada
New York Weather Report.
March 10-Weather cloudy, threatening
snow, winds easterly, temperature 30 .
11-Snowing, N E gale, temperature 32 .
12-Weather clear, strong Westerly winds,
temperature 20 0.
13-Weather clear, strong Northwesterly
winds, temperature 16 Colder weather pre-
14-Weather clear, high Westerly winds,
snow and rain predicted for next few days
with strong winds, temperature 19o
16-Very heavy fall of snow last 24 hours,
winds Northeasterly, continued snow and gales
predicted for a few days, temperature 30 0.
RACES-In Brigade Orders No. 10, 11 and 12 of
the 12th instant for Thursday, the 19th instant,"
substitute "Friday, the 27th instant," the Races
having been postponed to that date.
NOTICEe-There will be a General Meeting of
the Members of the Garrison Lawn Tennis Club on
Monday, March 23rd instant, at 2.30 p.m., to be
held in the office of the C.R.E., Headquarters,
The President of the Club, Lieut Colonel Moore,
R.E., has kindly placed his office at the disposal of
the Committee for the purpose.
The Bermuda Hunt Club Races Postponed
to Friday, the 27th Inst.
At a general meeting held at the Dinghey Club,
Hamilton, on Saturday last, Hon. R. Darrell in
the Chair, it was decided by a majority to postpone
the races until Friday, March 27th, owing to the
temporary disablements of horses entered and the
probability of a poor day's sport on that account.
More horses to run are expected to arrive by
next mail. The weather last waek greatly inter.
fered with training. The entries for all races will
be extended to Monday, 23rd inst. at 8 p.m., to
Hon. Seoty., Prospect Lodge.
The following selection will be played by the
Band Prince of Wales's Leinster Regiment, (Royal
Canadians) outside the Officers' Mess, Prospect,
on Sunday next, the 22nd inst., commencing at
11 a.m., (after Divine Service.)
1. PROCESSIONAL MARCH Daniel Moore.
2. CORNET SOLO Rose Softly Blooming" Spohr.
3. SACRED FANTASIA "In the Cathedral" Kling.
4. ANDANTE CANTAilLE TBeethoven.
5. DUET Excelsior" Balfe.
6, SONG The Promise of Life. Cowen.
Bermuda Agricultural Association.
At a meeting of the Committee of the above
Association, held at the Public Buildings on
Tuesday last, it was decided to hold the an-
nual Show on Thursday and Friday the 7th and
8th of May. Sub committees were appointed
for the purpose of arranging details and prize
lists, etc., which will be published in a later
issue. It was further decided to issue vellum
certificates in lieu of cash prizes, at pleasure of
the prize winner. A special prize will be given
for the best livery turn out.
We remind our re ders that this celebrated play
will be performed at the Theatre Royal, Prospect
on Monday and Tuesday next. As will be seen in
our advertising columns the box office opens at
this office to-morrow, Wednesday, at 3.30 P.HM.
We are led to believe there will be a large de-
mand for seats, andl we therefore advise those
wishing for good places to book their seats as soon
as the box office opens.
H. E. the Governor and the Admiral will be
The Right Reverend the Lord Bishop will ad-
minister the sacred rite of Confirmation in the
Cathedral at 4 o'clock in the afternoon of Sunday,
March 22nd. As this is a special" service all
the sittings, with the exception of those reserved
for the candidates, will be thrown open to the
public. In addition to the Cathedral" candi-
dates the Rev C H Murphy has arranged to pre-
sent a number of candidates from Prospect.
[P The R. B. Y. Club regatta (advertisement
on first page of this GAZETTE) to take place on the
27th instant, is pmtponed to Friday, 17th April.
[See advertisement, 3d pi e,]
The annual Regimental Sports will take
place to-day on the Prospect cricket field, com.
mencing at 1.30 P.M.
Bv the Halifax & Bermudas Cable.
CANNES, March 14-This was the first day of
the Cannes Regatta. The principal event was the
race for Prix d' Honneur in which the Satanita,
Ailsa and Britannia took part. The wind was
light. The Satanita and Ailsa crossed the line to-
gether, the Britannia a few seconds later. The
Britannia secured the weather birth, took the lead,
the Satanita got to windward of the Ailsa and the
ard Webster, Attorney General, and R. B. Finley,
Solicitor General, conducted the prosecution, and
Sir Edward Clarke, E. H. Carson, M. P., and Sir
Frank Lockwood appeared for the defence. Ma.
gistrate Sir John Bridge presided.
Sir Richard Webster, opening the case for the
prosecution, said that Jameson's expedition into
the Transvaal had long been planned, but the
rank and file of his party were led to believe that
they were to proceed against a native chief.
Sergeant Hay, one of Jameson's troopers, was
then called to the witness box, and gave detailed
testimony confirming the Attorney General's alle.
nations. He testified that several of his comrades
in the Bechuanaland police at first refused to join
the expedition, not knowing its object or destina-
tion, and asked their superiors whether the move.
ment was in obedience to the orders of the Queen
or the British South African Company.
To these questions, he said, Colonel Gray replied
in a speech to the men before the expedition left
Mefeking, I cannot say that we are going by the
orders of. Her Majesty the Queen, but I will say
that we are going to fight for the supremacy of
the British flag in South Africa." Hearing this
declaration, Sergeant Hay said, most of the men
decided to go and did go, but ten of them refused
and remained behind. The hearing at this point
was adjourned for a week.
PRINCE BISMARCK DISAPPOINTED.
BERLIN, March 5.-Countess Bismarck, wife of
Count Herbert Bismarck, has givan birth to a
daughter. Prince Bismarck is keenly disappoint-
ed because the infant is not a boy. Countess
Marguerite Bismarck was formerly Countess Hoy-
os. She was married to Count Herbert at Vienna
in June, 1892, and in November, 1893, gave birth
to a daughter, who was named Jeanne. Count
William Bismarck, the Prince's second son, has
three daughters. This accounts for the Prince's
disappointment, for as yet there is no male of the
third generation to inherit the Bismarok name and
Minister Plenipotentiary. Herr McHernuch was
in the confidence of Lord Cromer, British repre-
sentative in Egypt on the subject of a new cam-
paign in the Soudan and it is believed here that it
was he who suggested to the Government in Ber-
lin that such a campaign would be opportune. The
semi official newspapers here concur, in praising
Lord Salisbury's decision to put a complete check
upon French pressure for the evacuation of
Egypt by Great Britain and declare that all civi-
lized nations approve his action.
LONDON, March 15.-A late despatch from
Bombay says the condition of Samuel Clemen,
(Mark Twain) is so much improved that h- expects
to be able to resume his lecturing tour by ; he 18th.
He will start for Africa on the 1st of April.
BERLIN, March 15.-German cavalry officers
have been engaged to organize new Chinese cav-.
alry service modelled after German system.
PARIS, March 16.-The Figaro says the Brit.
ish expedition into the Soudan is undertaken
in order to enable England to say that her
work of civilization in Egypt was only the
first phase of her final development and an-
nexation of that country.
LONDON, March 16.-A hastily summoned
cabinet council was held to-day at which Gen
Lord Wolsely, commader-in-chief of the army,
was present. The council sat two hours.
VICTORIA, B C, March 16.-British warship
Comus departed yesterday under sealed orders,
her destination being as yet as great a mystery
as the causes which have induced her sudden
sailing. It was thought at first that Honolulu
was her objective point, but later information
indicated that she headed for Central America.
NEW YORK. March 16 -The International
Chess Match between Great Britain and Ireland
and the United States was finished Saturday.
The latter won by four and a half to three and
a half games.
Clippings from Exchanges.
ENGLAND'S NAVAL PREPARATIONS.
LONDON, March 9.-The House resumed the dis-
cussion of the naval estimates on the vote for more
men. Mr John Dillon, the leader of the anti-Par-
nellites, and Mr William Redmond both contended
that the naval proposals were intended as a men-
ace to the United States, and for that reason every
Irishman would oppose them. Mr George J. Gos-
chen, First Lord of the Admiralty, declared that
the suggestion was absurd. Mr Dillon, he added,
seemed desirous of creating in the United States
animosity toward Great Britain, of which, happily,
there was no indication in the American newspa-
pers. Continuing, Mr Goschen said that the naval
programme was settled in November last, before
any of the events that had caused the recent anx-
iety had occurred, and were deliberately framed
upon the policy that had long been pursued. It
was not intended to attack anybody unless Great
Britain was first attacked. The government en-
tertained no idea of an adventurous course any-
where on the globe. It merely desired to be pre-
pared for possible eventualities. Mr Balfour, First
Lord of the Treasury and government leader in
the House, said that nobody would be more pleased
than himself to see international arbitration es-
tablished, and steps thereto would be taken .,
The vote was carried by a majority of 216, the
division showing 261 members in favor of it to 45
RUMORED ARREST OF MR. CECIL RHODES.
LONDON, March 9.-On the Stock Exchange to-
day a sensational rumor that Cecil Rhodes, former
Prime Minister of Cape Colony, had been arrested,
caused a slump in Kaffirs. It is considered im-
probable that there is any truth in the rumor. Mr
Rhodes left Suez on February 29; he was going
LONDON, March 10.-In the House of Commons
to-day the Right Hon. Joseph Chamberlain, Secre-
tary of State for the Colonies, said, in reply to a
question on the subject, that there was no truth
in the report of the intended arrest of Cecil
Rhodes by the authorities of Cape Colony, nor had
he any information that any other authorities con-
templated such action.
The question was brought out by the report
circulated yesterday that Mr. Rhodes would be
arrested on his arrival at Beira, East Africa, which
report caused a decided fall in the prices of South
African mining securities at the London Stock
TRIAL OF THE RAIDERS.
LONDON, March 10.-Dr. Jameson and the offi-
cers who accompanied him in the Transvaal raid
were again arraigned in the Bow Street Police
Court this morning and the charges against them
were renewed. Major Coventry and Captain Gos-
ling were added to the list of the accused.
The court room was crowded with members of
the aristocracy, among whom were the Dukeof
Aberoorn, the Earl and Countess of Coventry and
Lady Annaly. A large number of members of the
House of Commons were also present. Sir Rich.
two boats raced almost side by side until well out
to sea, the Ailsa keeping the lead. The wind then
freshened. The Britannia and Ailsa distanced the
Satanita to the finish of the course. The Ailsa
crossed the line a winner, the Britannia second,
the Satanita a very bad third, being a long distance
astern at the finish. The Ailsa won by 4 mins 50
seconds, Satamta three minutes astern at the
LONDON, March 14-It is the opinion in well in-
formed ministry circles that the objective point of
the Anglo Egyptian expedition is not Dongola but
Berber. This opinion is based on news received
from Cairo. It has been learned that the plans of
the expedition have been approved by Lord Wolse-
ley, Commander-in-Chief of the British Army.
CAIBo, March 14-A later announcement is to
the effect that the North Stafford Regiment, not
the Connaught Rangers, has been ordered to
LoNDON, March 16-Lord Cromer's report on
Egyptian affairs states that during 1895 steady
but unostentatious progress was effected.
CAIRO, March 16-The transportation of the
troops who will take part in the Anglo-Egyptian
expedition to Dongola will begin on March 20.
ROME, March 15-The Government has sent a
despatch to Gen Baldissera, commanding the Ital-
ian troops in Africa, stating that no discussion is
possible on the peace proposals of King Menelik.
HALIFAX, N S, March 16-S S Alpha sailed on
Saturday at midnight with following passengers
for Bermuda: L F Vizard, L H Crowell and wife,
W H S Lane, 3 second class. For Jamaica: H
Wipper, Miss Fairbanks, Miss E Black.
BERLIN, March 16-Herr McHernuch, German
Consul at Cairo, has been raised to the rank of
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
SPAIN AND CUBA.
MADRID, March 4- A Spanish Women's
Patriotic League has been formed which em-
braces the rich and poor alike Queen Regent
Christina is president. The League will open
permanent subscriptions in aid of the Cuban
war fund, and donations of even the smallest
coins will be received in every parish in Spain.
Boycotting Uncle Sam -MADRID, March 8 -
The shipowners of Seville have offered to the
government fifty steamers, to be put to any
use the authorities may deem expedient. Some
of these steamers are trading to England.
The Chamber of Commerce of Granada have
issued a circular note inviting all Spanish mer-
chants to break their commercial relations
with the United States and to cancel their poli-
cies of insurance issued by American compa-
nies. Many of the merchants have already
Several more Spanish subjects who were
acting as American Consular Agents have
resigned, as a protest against the attitude of
the United States toward Spain. Indignation
meetings were held to day in many places in
Big Battle expected.-MADRID, March 10.--A
despatch to the Imparcial, from Havana, says
that the rebels under Gomez and Maceo are
advancing toward Havana. From the position
of the Spanish troops a serious conflict is ex-
The government is making preparations to
enlist volunteers for home defence.
The Correspondencia de Espana (semi-offi-
cial) publishes a report that Spain, through the
mediation of Great Britain, has undertaken to
confer autonomy on Cuba, Great Britain and
the United States promising to assist in bring-
ing the rebellion to a termination. The report
is not credited.
It has been decided that the family of Mr.
Hannis Taylor, the American Minister, will
not leave Madrid until May.
The Cabinet, in the face of Captain General
Weyler's recent despatch that no more troops
were needed in Cuba, has decided to call to the
colors sixty thousand more reserves, so that
they may be in readiness for despatch to the
island if their services should be required.
A pamphlet entitled "The United States
Against Spain" has been published in this city.
Its author is believed to be Senor Valera, some-
time Spanish Minister at Washington. The
work dilates upon the injustice of the Ameri-
can Congress toward Spain, and predicts that
there will be a revulsion of popular feeling in
the United States when the truth becomes
The Spanish troops are concentrating in the
the middle of the island, leaving the defence of
the provinces of Havana and Pinar del Rio to
the civil guard.
Tore Spain's Flay.--LINCOLN, Neb, March 10.
-Students in the eighth grade of the Park
School yesterday at a supposed prearranged
signal made a rush fro the Spanish flag
which hangs on the wall, pulled it down and
tore it into shreds.
The N Y Herald of the 7th instant remarks :
jingo cry. Do the people of this country know
what recognition of Cuban belligerency at this
time would mean ? The H1erald will tell them
It would mean the right of Spain to overhaul
every American merchantman on the high
seas, the right to blockade the whole island
of Cuba, and exemption from liability for all
American property destroyed and all American
rights violated by Cuban insurgents. It would
mean no material advantage to the Cubans
and a very decided disadvantage to the United
States and the interests of its citizens.
TTENTON, N J, March 7.-William E Brock-
way, the famous conterfeiter, with his accom-
plices, Mrs Abbie L Smith and William Wag.
ner, who were convicted in the United States
Court, before Judge Green, were sentenced
to-day. Brockway received ten years in State
Prison and a line of $1,000. Mrs Smnith receiv-
ed four years in the Essex County Penitentiary
and $250 fine and Wagner was given one year
at Snake Hill and $100 fine.
TRIPLE ALLIANCE HURT.
The Herald's European edition publishes the
following from its correspondent:-
ST. PETERSBURG, March 5-The Novosti says
that the defeat of the Italians at Adowa has
knocked another hole in the Triple Alliance and
that Italy and Spain are engaged in futile wars.
The Novoe Vremya casts the entire blame for the
disaster upon Signor Crispi, who overrode the
War Office and the military staff. It says that
General Baldissera arrives on a scene of disorgani-
zation and discouragement.
NEW MINISTRY SWORN.
ROME, March 10-The composition of the new
ministry is officially announced as follows:-
Marquis di Rudini, President of the Council and
Minister of the Interior.
General Ricotti, Minister of War.
Admiral Brin, Minister of Marine.
Signor Sermoneta, Minister of Foreign Affairs,
Signor Branca, Minister of Finance.
Signor Colombo, Minister of the Treasury.
Signor Perazzi, Minister of Public Works.
Signor Guicciardini, Minister of Agriculture.
Signor Costa, Minister of Justice.
Signor Gianturco, Minister of Public Instruction.
Signor Carmine, Minister of Posts and Tele-
The new Ministry has decided conservative
leanings. The Ministers were sworn into office
at the Quirinal this afternoon, after which cere-
mony Parliament was summoned to meet on March
In receiving the allegiance of the new Ministers
. King Humbert declared that he was certain that
all difficulties would be overcome and that the
Italians would extricate honor from the war with
The Prime Minister, Marquis di Rudini, has
telegraphed to General Baldassera, commander of
the Italian army in Abyssinia, giving him assur-
ance that he will be furnished with all the troops
that may be necessary to prosecute the campaign
in Africa to a successful issue.
The Abysinians lost 4,600 men in the battle of
Adowa, where crushing defeat was inflicted on the
Entertainment by the Dockyard Church
Under the able management of Mr. and Mrs.
Draper, a most successful variety entertain-
ment was provide by the members of the
above Choir on Thursday and Friday last, for
the purpose of raising funds for the renovation
of the Dockyard Church Organ, and despite
the very unfavorable condition of the weather,
large audiences witnessed the performances
and seemed to thoroughly enjoy the following
Part songs by the Choir, "tCome let us join
the roundelay" and the "Dream of Home,"
where well rendered and evoked much cheer.
ing, a selection (Piano) "Come back to Erin."
played by Mrs. Draper in her usual finished
style, was much enjoyed. Song, the Diver'
by that excellent bass singer, Mr. G. Simons,
met with general applause. Cornet Solo, the
" Lost Chord," was rendered by Sergt. Henry,
R. M. L I., and deservedly applauded, then
came that funny Trio a "Little farm well
till'd." amusingly sung by Messrs. Oliver. Ted-
der and Stirling. which was a decided hit and
received a well merited encore. Selections
on Handbells by Messrs. Churcher, Macalister,
L. Young, G. Fiddy, J. Bufton, C. Bookings
and Oliver, under the direction of Mr. Draper ;
were charming, their sweet toned music in
correct time and precision, was an unusual
treat in Bermuda. A duet Music on the
waves," by Miss F. World and Mr. W. C. Bass
was beautifully sung and won hearty applause.
A song 'The Skipper,' sung by Mr. Corkhill, in
an easy confident manner, his voice being
under perfect control, was enthusiastically en-
corded, then by way of novelty, Mrs. Draper
introduced a Drill entitled, "Wand," which
was very pretty, each action of the performers
heing in excellent time, evincing careful study
and training, the movements of Miss Griffiths
were especially graceful. Msss Minnie White-
cross sang a Child's Dream" nicely, and Mr.
Draper infused plenty of merriment into the
performance with some capital comic songs,
he had plenty of "go,' in him and fairly took
the house by. storm, being repeatedly recalled,
one song That's English." as its spoke in
merry England was p .i,-cially good. Miss
Trott was applauded for her careful exe-
cution of the "Robin's Caprice" on the
piano, and Mr. Bass in good voice sang
that beautiful song the "Star of Bethlehem"
and received a flattering ovation--then Miss
Amy Galloway and Master G. Parker gave a
dialogue "The Hi-iler," and this item, t:,Iagh
small, caused no little amusement.
A violin solo by Sergt. Henry, R.M.,L.I.,
was much appreciated and Miss F.
World enchanted the audience with her
rendering of that dearly loved song "The
Shadows of the Old Church." This
young lady has a very ,powerful yet sweet
voice and fully deserved all the praises be-
stowed upon her by the favored listeners. The
entertainment concluded with the exhibition of
Jarley's wonderful and unrivalled collection
of waxworks; "must be seen to be believed,"
-collected from all parts of the known and
unknown world, including Europe, Asia, Afri.
ca, America and Panpfma. Monsieur Draper
was in charge of the show and was ably assist-
ed by the intelligent Wind-er-up John (J. Buf-
ton) the various figures were much admired,
but I can't say any more or you will know them
all, go and see for yourself next time. Altogether
the entertainment was voted very good, and Mr.
and Mrs. Draper, and those who kindly assisted I
them, thoroughly deserve all the kind things sail
of them by Captain J. W. Brackenbury in a very
neat little speech which we are pleasedto endorse.
DIED, on the 9th instant, at Manasguan,
New Jersey, of liPeumonia, while on a visit
to the Rev Percy Perenchief, Mrs. Adeltah
Perenchief, beloved wife of Adeltah Perenchief
of 424 Lexington Avenue, Brooklyn, N. Y.
John Davi Y Virna, or Viril,
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 ani 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. 26,
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 Lot
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
arcels 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-
leged to be deceased, at the time of his death,
and touching and concerning the right of Our
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
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.
Provost Marshal General.
Provost Marshal General's Office,
Hamilton, 18th Feby., 1896.
Mar. 17, April 7, 21, May 19-3p.
HOLDER OF A
MISSING TUI' N,
Marked C. T., will kindly send it to
Princess Hotel and Cartage will there be paid
17th March, '96-1pd. -
Postpouit of the Reoita.
The R. B, Y. Club Regatta ap-
pointed for 27th Instant,
Has Been Postponed
To FRIDAY, 17th APRIL Next.
Entries may be made up to 6 p.m., 10th
M. S. HUNT,
Fiamilton, 16th March, '96 Sec. Saily. Corn,
Colonist 18th & 21st inst.
Valuable Real Estate,
In the Town of St. George.
TO BE SOLD
ON THE PREMISES
1On Tnisda, tho l 31t f iph, ilst.,
at 12 o'clock, noon.
Parcel of Land I the Town of
Bounded on the North by a Public Street,
called York Street, and there measuring 66 ft.
3 inches, more or less. On the South, by a
Public Street called Water Street, and there
measuring 9 ft. 9 inches more or less, and by
land and buildings of the heirs or devisees
of Robert Boggs; on the East, by a Public
Lane or Alley, and there measuring 32 ft. 2 in.
more or less, and by land and buildings of the
heirs or devisees of Robert Boggs; and on the
West, by land now or lately of the heirs or de-
visees of the Hon. A. J. Musson, and there
measuring 75 ft. 9 inches more or less.
For further information apply to Ormond T.
Middleton, solicitor for the owner, or to
WY. T. ROBERTS,
Hamilton, 16 March, 18O6."
24th and 31st ii",:t.
Under and by Virtue of Sundry Writs of
Execution issued out. of the Court of
General Assizo against
1liam Tongues Crawfc
THERE WILL BE SOLD AT
t'es, te fl Aoril next,
AT 11 O'CLOCK IN THIE FORENOON,
At his Residence in Pembroke
Parish, the whole of the
of the said William Tounges Crawford,
4 Tables. 6 Chairs, 1 Rocking Chair,
3 Foldinm Chairs, 3 large Pictures,
5 Wall Brackets, 1 lot Ornaments,
1 Book Shelf, 1 lot Books, 1 piece of Carpet.
2 Tables, 1 Sideboard, 1 Sewing Machine,
6 Chairs, 1 Eight-day Clock, 1 Coat Rack,
1 Stick Rack, Crockery and Glass.
2 Bedsteads, 1 Crib, I Chest Drawers,
2 looking Glasses, 1 Wash Stand,
1 Cedar Chest, 3 Coat Racks.
1 School Desk, 1 Set Book Shelves,
1 Small Clock.
Kitchen Utensils, Mi,at.Safe 2 Cupboards,
Old Lumber an 4d -cowil I-.id corrugatediron,;
and at 12 Noon of the same day,
The whole Stock in Trade of the
Dry Goods aidi ,111iSor O N'of
the said William Tongues Crawford in
Ladies Straw Hats, Feathers, Flowers, Fronts,
Collars, Cuffs, Jackets, Ulsters,
Mackintoshes, Underclothing, Childrens do.
Costumes, Capes. Jackets,
Robes and Long ;-lips,
Bootes &_Short blips,_ Bilisand long Flannels,
Pinafores, Collars, lace and embroidered,
Ulsters, Hose, Ladies Corsets,
Corset busks anl lacing.s, Shawls,
Wool, Boas, landkerchiefs, Belts,
IHard Felt, Tweed and Straw Hats,
Shirts and Collars, UiiJ,,..r Shirts and Pants,
Braces, Ties and Scarfs,
HIlose, cashmere and brown cotton,
Dress Goods, white and coloured,
White and Brown Cottons, plain and twilled,
Table Cloths and Napkins, Towels,
Embroidery, E.ging, Trimmings,
Ribbons, Hfair Pins, Hooks and Eyes, Pins,
Thread, Braid, Toilet Covers, Quilts,
And a variety of other goods usually found in
a Dry Goods Store. :
Store Fittings, Four Showy Cases, One Mirror,
One Desk, One Clock, One Safe,
This sale will continue from day to day until
Provost Marshal General.
Provost Marshal Gtnei all's Office,
Hamilton, 17th March, 1896,
In connection with St Andrew's Church will be
held in the
Mechanics' Hall on
Wednesday, March 25th
The Bazaar will be opened at 3.30 by
MR. RALPH WELLS, N.Y.
There will be a large variety of useful and
Fancy Articles for sale.
Supper will be served from 5 to 7 o'clock. Re.
fresnments of all sorts will be found on the
Choice Candy, Ice Cream, Bermuda Pound
Cake, Strawberries and Cream will be among the
A Fish Pond for the Children.
By the kind permission of Messrs Mead &
Brooke the Hamilton Hotel Orchestra will play
both afternoon and evening.
Admission 6d. Children 3d.
March 17th and 24th, 1896.
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF
His Excellency the Governor
An Open r Concrt
WILL BE GIVEN BY THE
Warrant Oiers, Non-Com. Ocers & M
IN AID OF THE
Funds for the Soldiers' & Sailors' Home,
26TH MARCH, INSTANT,
IN VICTORIA PARK
By kind permission of Lt. Col. Glancy & Officers
of the Battalion the
8plenlid Band ofthfJ LRilnster RAeIignt
TICKETS WILL BE FOR SALE AT
THE ROYAL GAZETTE OFFICE,
THE HAMILTON HOTEL,
THE PRINCESS HOTEL,
THE WINDSOR HOTEL,
THE AMERICAN HOUSE,
11 o'clock, a.m.,
And also at the Gates on the night
of the Performance.
Soldiers and Sailors in Uniform Free.
Performance begins at 8 o'clock.
G7 Should the weather be unfavourable pro-
vision has been made to have the Concert
in the Mechanics' Hall on same evening.
Notice will be given of this change of
Hamilton, March 17, 1896.-2 3p.
Colonist copy 21 and 25.
Card of Thanks.
ST. GEORGE'S, BERMUDA,
March 10th, 1896.
My Everlasting Gratitude,
CAPTAIN HARRY S. CHESTER, Master,
MR. GEORGE HARGIS, Chief Engineer,
CREW of the Steam Tug" Gladisfen,"
Who on March ninth, 1896, during a Huri-
csne from N. W., when driven upon North
Reefs of Bermuda, at their peril and without
price, saved me and my exhausted crew from
(Signed) JOHN A. ROSE,
Master of the wrecked Barque S. R. Bearce,
of Portland Maine, U. S. A.
March 13, 1896.
FOcnd and left at the 'Royal Gazette"
office to be Claimed,
A Pair of Spectacles,
the owner .can obtain same on remunerating
the.finder and paying expenses.
March 12, 1896.
WATCH and CHAIN
and left at this office to be claimed, the owner
can obtain same on proving property reward-
ing finder and paying expenses.
March 10, 1896.
ON WEDNESDAY LAST, on
Shore Road, a small:
The Sergeant Major, Leinster Regiment,
would feel very grateful to finder by returning
it. A reward if required will be given.
Prospect, March 16, 1896.,--1
To Holders of Treasury Debentures
issued for the purposes of the
New Government House.
RECEIVER GENERAL'S OFFICE,
March 16, 1896.
[ OTICE is hereby given to the holder or hold.
ers of Treasury Debentures numbered from
ninety one to one hundred inclusively, issued for the
purposes of the New Government House, dated
April first, one thousand eight hundred and eighty
seven, that the Receiver General will pay off the
said debentures on TUESDAY THE THIRTY FtMT
DAY OF MARCH instant, if payment be then claimed,
and that interest thereon will cease from that date.
UNCLATMED LErTERS IN THE
OFFICE, HAMILTON, MARCH 13,
William Abbott, Flora Bragmer, Mrs D L
Bartlett, A E H Baker, J J Baker, J Bonnel,
Robert T Burt, W A Barnet, Chas H Bissell,
Mrs Bird, (Military Arms) Miss E M Baxter,
Mary Caisey, H W Crooker, B M Caldwell, Mrs
Florence Crain, George Douglass, John Joseph
Dnnkrit, T J Dinnell, George Lord Day, Hairy
Edwards, Fellow Helper," Lewis Grant, Q
Gardner, (Army Reserve,) C A Jordan, E F
Jackman, John Hesel, W A Lockwood, I,
James B Laughlin, Mrs George H Maines, -Mrs
S McCurdy, Tilly Murphy, Susan a Mallory.
Samuel Musson, Mrs E CG Powers, Mrs Geo W
Penny, John A Peters, jr, Lloyd H Rockhill,
Prof J M Rice, U S N, Dr James E Robbins
Fannie Roberts, Rev G L Spaulding, Chas -
Smith, J M Smith, Wm Stevens, ChaasW Snow,
A G Tucker. Mrs G Heide Wans, Mrs H B
Wardhoff, Mrs Eliza Wilson, R V White,
Salonica Wendling, Manoel Horatao 4eSza,
V Vaughan, (Army Reserve.)
Head Quarter Office,
Prospect, 16th March, 1896.
WAR DEPARTMENT LETTINGS.
PIECE of Ground 30 feet by 44 feet, adjoin-
ing the Military Road from Prospect to
Hamilton, and situated in Pembroke parish.
LAND at Whale Bay situated between boun.
dary stones, Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, con-
taining about 151 acres of pasture land.
WHALE BAY, Grazing land, situated be-
tween boundary stones, Nos. 6, 7, 8
and 9 containing about 21 acres.
LAND for Grazing purposes at Scaur Hill,
containing about 25 acres, will be received
at this office until 12 o'clock, noon, on
WtI esflday, 25th lday of Marc, 1896,
Addressed to the Deputy Assistant Adju-
tant General, B," Bermuda, and marked on
the envelope "Tender for Letting."
Forms of tender and all information can be
obtained at the office of the Commanding
Royal Engineer, Bermuda, between the hours
of 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. daily, (Sundays excepted)
up to the day previous to the opening of the
His Excellency the G. 0. C. reserves the
right of rejecting any or all the tenders re-
W. R. WINTER,
Colonist please copy once..
Notice to Contractors.
TENDERS are invited for the supply for a
Period of three years from 1st July, 1896,
of the undermentioned articles to the Royal
Naval Hospital, Bermuda, viz :--
Forms of Tender to be obtained on applica-
tion to the Deputy. Inspector-General, Royal
Naval Hospital, Bermuda.
Sealed tenders to be deposited at the office
of the Deputy-Inspector-General, R.N., Hos-
pital by 12 o'clock, noon,
On 28 March, 1806.
THOSE. BROWNE, 1
Deputy Inspector General.
11th March, 1896.-2
DI. HORNE Dentist,
Of New York.
pUTS hisnservices at the command of
OFFICE :-Reid Street, Hamilton.
March 17, 1896.--3,
At GOSLING BRoS.,
Hamilton and St. George's.
HAVANA CIGARS (Bances & Lopez,).,
JAMAICA CIGARS (Machado's,)
East Indian Cigars (Flor de Dindigul,)
." Cigarettes !
Wills' Tobaccos and Cigarettes, ':'
Melachrino Cigarettes, :- "
March 17th, 1896.-tf : :.
UNLIE ETR INTE PS
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
WILL THE "BIKE" STAY?
The London Globe.
Last season will certainly be remembered as
that of the Battersea Park craze. It is always
rash to predict what society will do at any
given period, but, so far as we can tell at pre-
sent, says the "1World," it seems probable that
the season of 1896 will be known as that of
the Hyde Park mania.
Already the crowd of fashionable people who
go to the park in the1 morning, whether to
ride their bicycles or to look on at others rid-
ing theirs, is so enormous that it rivals the
assemblages which used to gather at Battersea
last summer; while a complete revolution in
the habits of the riding and driving contingent,
both as to time and place, has been effected
simply by the desire to share in the mania,
even if it be merely as spectators. It is pror
able, moreover, that when the bicyclists!
" little hour is extended to two o'clock there
will be a further revolution in the ways of
those who ride, drive, and walk, and that the
period between twelve and two will once more
become the fashionable fixture, as it was in
Ittis probable that when the novelty has
worn off a little, the performance of bicycling
will cease td attract crowds of spectators or to
influence the hour of society's daily promenn
ade, At the same time it may be confidently
asserted that a very large number of fashion-
able people will stick to the wheel partly from
pure love of the exercise, and also for the ad,
vantage of easy and rapid locomotion; that
few who have attained any measure of success
in the art of biking will give it up simply
because there is no longer any fuss and para-
graphing in the papers; and that the noble
army of bikers will be an ever-increasing
At the present outlook it seems probable
that biking will be as indespensable a part
of a fashionable education as riding or skating
or conversing in the Gallic tongue. The bi-
cycle has effected what is literally a revolution
As our railway system is now arranged, it is
quite possible for a man to be obliged
to go round 50 or 60 miles by rail in
order to cover a distance of 20 as the
crow flies. Now he can ride over easily on
his bicycle, and sends his traps by carrier or
goods train. Neighbours who have been hith-
erto separated by distances which were too
long for casual visiting are now brought into
constant and easy communication.
LADIES AND THE CYCLE.
Will bicycling continue to be popular among
ladies ? It iny safely be predicted that it wil
The superior sex derive even greater advanta-
ges from it in proportion than the inferior,
Most women care very little for walking. To
many of them it would be a positive pain to bO
obliged to walk a couple of miles even at
promenade pace. The few who are capable of
doing more than eight miles at a stretch, and
of enjoying the process, are so rare-that isi
in society-that they need not be regarded.
On the other hand, those very same fragile
creatures think nothing of dancing a whole
day's journey without feeling any great
amount of fatigue, and with a very little
practice they will learn to bike as easily as
they have learned to waltz.
It must be definitely understood that not
only does a single movement of the foot on
the treadle carry the rider some 15 times fur-
ther than a single step advances the pedestrian,
but the pedal motion is infinitely easier than
walking. The result is that ladies who have
never seen anything of their own neighbour-
hood except from a carriage, and but a passing
glimpse at that, are now "discovering" their
own counties with the utmost zest, and laying
up fresh stores of health and vitality in the
There is no doubt, moreover, that what
promised at one time to prove the strongest
obstacle to the permanent introduction of
biking" as an amusement for ladies has been
entirely removed by the remarkable sense and
decorum of their behaviour. It is enough to
see the average English damsel or matron in
her specially built and decorously flowing
skirts seated on her spick-and-span machine,
which she knows so well how to manage, in
order to lose a good deal of the prejudice ex-
cited by the indecorous dress and behaviour of
- the Parisian ladies and the foolish vapouring
of the New Woman.
A PAVEMENT OF GOLD.
Although lower Thames Street, says the
1tily Telegraph, is Snot a picturesque locality
topographically, it may be likened to the
Field of the Cloth of Gold when compensation
for compulsory acquisition of land is conei
The Commissioners of sewers required for
widening purposed a part of the premises oc-
cupied by Messrs. Rice & Co., who in return
claimed 13;000. This was deemed too high,
and.the proper yumi had, therefore, to be de-.
cided by a jury in Guildhall, under the direc-
tion of Sir Charles Hall, the Recorder, Sir Ed-
ward Clarke, Q.C., and Mr. H. C. Richards
represented the Commissioners; while Mr,
Cripps, Q.C., and Mr. C. A. Russel coiductel
the Qase for Messrs. Price, who in the end were
awarded 8,000 This sum would very nearly
represent a pavement of gold over the piece of
ground in question.
SIR CONARD REEVES' OPINION OF
Writing on the subject of the condition of
Cities at present, the Voice of St. Lucia says
that while the military authorities pretend that
they have put Castries out of bounds because
of its insanitary condition, competent persons,
who have no axe to grind, testify as to the
cleanliness of the streets, the thoroughness of
the scavenging and to the improvement every
where visible in the town. In this connection
our contempory says:
"irConard Reeves, who has always shewn
a friendly interest in St. Lucia, which he has
*It visited for five years, and whom we are
Always glad to welcome when he comes, de-
clares that iu that time there has been a won-
derful change for the better in Castries, and
that he takes real pleasure in looking out of
the window of his lodging on the wide, clean,
well-kept streets, and in remarking in his
walks abroad the many evidences of the im-
provement the town has undergone under the
regime of local self-government.
SAnd no one could wish for a better judge
han Sir Conard Beeveg." ,
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A REMARKABLE AEROLITE.
VIOLENT CELESTIAL EXPLOSION OVELt
At half-past. 9 in the morning a few weeks
ago, an aerolite of considerable size exploded
in the atmosphere above Madrid. The phen-
omenon was accompanied by a vivid glare of
blinding light, followed by a loud report. All
the buildings in the city were shaken, and
many windows were broken by the concussion.
The sky was clear, and the sun was shining
brightly at the time of the explosion, all that
was visible in the heavens being a white cloud
bordered with red, which was travelling east-
wards at a great rate, leaving behind it a train:
of fine, light dust.
There was a general panic throughout the
city, but especially in the markets. Mlnmy
persons fainted, and the superstituous Topula-oe
believed that the occurence was significant ofi
Divine wrath. At the tobacco manufactory
there was a stampede among the workwomen,
who imnained that an earthquake had occurre,l.
They all rushed pell-mell down a staircase.
which gave way beneath the exceptional
weight. Seventeen of them were injured, one
of them, it is believed fatally.
Other accidents are reported from various
quarters of the city. A young man in his ter.
ror jumped from a first floor window and was
badly hurt. In nearly all the schools and
colleges the pupils threw down their books
and made for the doors, and in the frantic
struggles to escape many were seriously
bruised. Many shopkeepers closed their es-
The Palace did not escape the general
excitement. It was feared at first that a bomb
had been exploded, but the King's tutor,
learning the real nature of the occurence,
reassured the Court.
Not only were buildings shaken, but at
least one house is known to have collapsed,
At the United States Legation a partition
wall fell in, and many of the windows were
shattered, but no other damage was done to
the building. A great many houses through-
out the city sustained similar damage, partition
walls being shaken down by the force of the
The explosion was heard over a distance of
several kilometres from Madrid. At Guadala-
jara, a town about 46 miles from the capital,
the explosion was very strongly felt.
The following official communication was
issued from the Madrid Observatory :-
At 9.29 this morning a strong light was
observed proceeding from a small cloud mov-
ing from the south-west to the north-east. A
minute and a half later a terrific report, folb
lowed by several others of less intensity,
occurred, accompanied by a shaking of the
ground and of buildings. A red-tinted cloud
was for a long time visible in the east.
"The directors of the Observatory suppose
that the phenomenon was caused by an aero-
lite, and they desire to reassure the public by
pointing out that such phenomena are of rare
occurrence. Owing to the time that elapsed
between the observation of the explosion and
the report, the aerolite must have burst at at
great distance from the earth."
The note adds that no traces of the pheno
menon have been found. Neverthess it is
reported that several small pieces of grayish
stone still warm have been picked up in
THE FASHIONABLE DOG.
A Scotch professor recently made a most
vigorous onslaught on the way in whicl
wealthy women spend their surplus money.
In the discussion about admitting women to
University degrees, a good deal of stress has
been laid on the fact that no fewer than six
Cambridge colleges were founded by the mu,
nificence of women.
But, according to the Scotch critic, rich
women nowadays spend very little on further-
ing the cause of education. If he is to be
believed, their generosity is extended, for
choice, to cats and dogs. Of course, he may
have had Scotch ladies specially in his mind's
eye when he wrote. Still, a certain amount
of support is lent to his assertions by the
account given in a ladies' journal of the lux-
urious and extravagant way in which fashion,-
able dogs are treated at the present mo-
The "sleek, over-fed form" of the pet dog
of to-day reposes upon cushions of velvet and
silk. His soaps are scented, and the comb
that brings his ruffled coat back into proper
trim "is of tortoise-shell and often elaborately
mounted." According to the same authority,
a fashionable fad is to feed pugs on bonbons.
He does not need to .cultivate an appetite
for this purpose, and it is surprising what a
quantity of chocolates and other sweets a dog
can put away in a very few minutes," The *
fact is that fancy dogs have, or acquire,
strange appetitesg and have been known to
partake with avidity ot ice pudding. Ap Lrt
from such eccentricities, the fashionable dog
has seldom anything to recommend him to
the genuine lover of the species. Instead of
being the friend of mau, bh. too often becomes
the tyrant of women.
ENGLAND IN AFRICA.
N. Y. Weekly Tribune, Feby. 26.
Mr. Rhodes's drre;m is to be fulfilled.
Central South Africa, from the Cape to the
Zambesi, and even beyond the Zambesi to the
Lakes, is to be British. Germany will hold
on to the comparatively worthless expanses of
Damara Land and Great Namaqua Land, and
Portugal may retain, at least for a time,
Angola and the Mozambique coast. All else
will be British-the fertile plains, the rich
mines of gems and gold, the salubrious inland
plateaus which enjoy a perpetually temperate
climate within the Torrid Zone. Practically
all of the continent south of the Equator that
is worth having will henceforth be marked
upon the map with British red. That is what
the action of the British Government means,
in sustaining Mr. Rhodes and appointing Earl
Grey to be his coadjutor in administering the
affairs of the South Africa Company.
On the whole, this decision of the Govern-
ment is to be commended. Whatever becomes
of the British South Africa Company, the
work it has thus far done should not be lost.
The territory it has begun to redeem should
not be allowed to relaprse into savagery. It is
a splendid empire, which will well repay the
efforts that may be made to improve it. Much
of it is just as habitable for Europeans as
England itself, and its natural resources are
undoubtedly enormous. What has been done
at Kimberley and the Rand may be repeated
a hundred times between the Orange River
and the sources of the Congo. -
What bearing this turn of affairs will have
upon the Transvaal troubles remains to be
seen. Strictly speaking, there is no connection
between the South Africa Company and the
colonists of the Rand, and England's settle-
ment with President Kruiger should not be
affected in any way by this decision to sustain
Mr, Rhodes. Cert inly the Transvaal Boers
have no title to the region beyond the Limpopo
nor have they any right to insist upon the
dismissal of Mr. Rhodes and the dissolution of
his company. Neither will the maintenance
of the company and its domains give Mr.
Rhodes or the English Government any further
right to meddle with the affairs of the Trans-
vaal. Nevertheless, the incident is not merely
a floating straw; it is a whole rising tide. It
will encourage the foreign settlers in the
Transvaal to insist upon what they deem their
rights. It will encourage thousands more to
flock thither. And by girding the two Boer
States round about with British domains and
British influence, it will make powerfully for
their ultimate absorption into the United
Colonies, or United Sta tes, of South Africa.
A GREAT BABYLONIAN FIND.
A discovery of the greatest importance has just
been made by Father Schell, who has for some
time been exploring in Babylonia. In the Muelibeh
mound, one of the principal heaps of ruins in the
enceinte of Babylon, he has discovered a long in-
scription of Nabonidus, the last of the Babylonian
Kings (B.C., 555-538) which contains a mass of
historical and other data which will be of the
greatest value to students of this important period
of Babylonian history. The monument in ques-
tion, says the Times, is a small stella of diorite, the
upper part of which is broken, inscribed with
eleven columns of writing, and which appears to
have been erected eaxly in the King's reign.
A HOUSE OF COMMONS INCIDENT.
There was an amusing incident in the House of
Commons lately. Mr. Radcliffe Cooke observed
thet not one member of the great Liberal party
had spoken on the amendment. Would the leader
of the Opposition speak! Sir W. Haroourt.-
Most certainly. (Laughter and cheers.) Mr.
Cooke.-So far he has not thought the subject of
sufficient importance to make a single note. Sir
W. Har court.-I do not want any notes. (Laught-
er.) If the hon. member wishes it will take
notes. (Amidst some laughter the right hon.
gentleman advanced to the table and provided
himself with pen and paper ) Mr. Cooke, proceed-
ing, said the discussion had been almost of an aca-
demical character. Sir W. Hfarcourt was about to
jot this down, when, with a gesture, and amidst
more laughter, he paused. The Irish members,
Mr. Cooke went on to say, had lost influence with
their countrymen at home, and with those located
n America. (HElere Sir W. Haroourt threw pen
and paper on the table, and with arms folded lis-
tened as before, the House being much amused at
THE ORDER OF THING REVERSED.
There are some curious instances of a father
sit, ing in the House of Commons, while his son had
a seat in the House of Peers. Thus Colonel North,
who represented Oxfordshire from 1853 to 1885,
was married to a peeress in her own right. On her
death in 1884, the peerage descended to her son,
the present Lord North who was then of full age
and became member of the House of Lords, while
his father was a member of the Lower House.
'the first Lord Campbell was junior in the Peerage
to his son, the present Lord Stratheden and
G:nmpbell. When Lord Campbell was Attorney-
General his wife was created Baroness Strathedont
ia her own right. Subsequently Lord Campbhll
himnscif became a Peer. His wife predeceasod
him, and their son, who was then a member of the
dtouse of Commons, became a member of thW
lloase of Peers as Lord Strathedea, and entitled
to take precedenaelby priority of peerage oreatiba
to his father,
SALT.-Early in the week a small quantity
of a good quality of salt was raked at Salt Cay,
to which place is thus due the honour of
gathering the first salt of the present season.
A large quantity of deep water salt has been
gathered this year at Cockburn Harbour, but
it was salt made up in 1895. There is still a
large amount of salt on hand all of which is
held at Grand Turk and Cockburn Harbour.-
Turks' Islands Royal Standard, Feb. 15.
BURNT AT SEA.
The American tern Percy Schall," laden
with cocoanuts, while on a voyage from Porto
Rico to Baltimore, Ml., U.S.A., accidentally
caught afire on Thursday evening. last when in
the neighbourhood of the Silver Cay Bank. The
fire spread rapidly, and the master and crew
barely had time to save their lives by escaping
in a boat. One of the men got singed while
putting the boat in the water. On Friday, the
21st instant, the boat and crew were picked up
by the Americam schooner "Mabel Jordan,"
and on Saturday morning were landed at this
place.-2ihe Argus, Turks' Islands.
DRIFF OF THE OCEAN.
A bottle thrown over board from the famous
boat "Sapolio," in July 1892, was found by
Henry N. Johnson, on the beach at Middle
Caicos, on the 8th ultimo. A transcript of the
contents is appended.
"This bottle was thrown out on the Atlantic
Ocean, about Monday, July 20th, 1892, Lat. 39,
50," Long. 69 W. Ran 100 miles last 24 hours,
the Sapolio" is a dandy will get there,
WM A. ANDREWS.
From the bo-t Sapolio" (14 feet 6 inches in
longih.) making. a trip from Atlantic City,
New Jersey, to Palos. Spain. The "Sapolio"
is sailed by Capt William A Anilrews, who
formerly cr'o..ed the Atlantic Ocean in the
Mermaid" and the Nautilus," and was 62
days on the ocean in t;ie "Dark Secret."
The present trip is to the point where Colum-
bus started to show that man of more minnldrn
days can discount in many lines the great
achievements of the past The finder of this
bottle is requested to till the blank below and
return it by the mail ia the attached envelope."
-The Argus, 'u' , Islands.
ONION CULTIVATION IN ANTIGUA.
An attempt is being made to cultivate onions
in Antigua. At a recent meeting of the Agricul-
tural and Commercial Society a string of onions
grown at the Botanic Station, and two dozen
grown on Cottage Estate, were exhibited. Of
these latter the largest weighed as much as 18 ozs.
and were much admired. Commenting on these
exhibits, the Standard says that the possibilities of
establishing the industry seems to be assured.-
Barbados Advocate, Feby. 25.
A pair of diamond earrings has recently been
offered to the Queen which once belonged to Marie
Antoinette. They were the gift to this lady of
Louis XVI, at the time of her marriage, and
they are in a form of flattened pears. They have
never been recu.. Marie Antoinette sold these
jewels a little while before the Revolution, and
they were lost sight of until 1850, when they were
discovered to be in the possession of a GnIZLmn
prince, who was obliged to sell them in England.
Australia was at one time inhabited by a race
which has now also become extinct. There (says
the Spectator), in a beautiful climate and amid
glorious scenes a uegrito race lived on for for at least
four thousand years-the banks of clam shells tell
us that-and then disappeared, naked, uncivilised
ignorant of fire, without an idea higher then tthe
search for food. They had accomplished no-
thing, they had in no way prepared
Australia for a higher race, and they have passed
or are passing wholly away. The Australian of
the 'future will hardly believe in them any more
than we believe in the Euskari or in Neolithic
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D URING the warm weather in March the
Blight is sure to attack the Potato Fields,
and, unless you take the precaution to spray
the plants with Bordeaux Mixture, the crop
will be lost.
*trawsonite has been found to
be a most convenient and economical form of
this mixture, greatly facilitating fti, whole
T. J. PEARMAN,
March 2nd, 1896.
Y. Club Regatta,
27th March, 1896.
STEWARDS :-The Sailing Comittee.
1ST RACE:--H. R. H. The Princess Louise's
Challenge Cup. To be started at 11.30
2ND RACE :-The Hurst" Challenge Cup and
Hamilton Stakes. To be started as soon
as possible after finish of first race. En-
Each yacht to catry a rectangular distin-
guishing flag measuring eighteen inches by
Entries for both races, with flag and rating,
to be made to the Secretary of the Sailing
Committee by 1 p.m., Friday 20th instant.
M. S. HUNT,
Secy. Sailing Committee,
2nd Maroh, 1896.
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