BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
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Vol. LXIX.-No. 16.
STATE S[FPEtm VIAS ANT141TAS
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h11amilton, Beim-navida, Tmemday. April 2 1, tS90.
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41 & 42 Front St.,
A ge n t,
March 7, 1896.-ttf
Only Six!Hundred Shares to be Sold.
A Chance to make Large Profits on a Small
Investment, by purchasing (X5) 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 onu 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.
BrpmuRda g Rmnasin
National Dances, Drills,
Marches, Gymnastics, &c.
UNDER THE PATRONAGE OF
VICE-ADMIRAL THE NAVAL COMMAN-
DER-IN-CHIEF AND MRS. ERSKINE,
-ASSISTED BY TIHE-
IN THEIR ARTISTIC DANCES.
PI OF. M UcQIUAI IE
WILL APPEAR IN
With Lady"'Pupils at each Performance.
SEE THE ROLL[CKfNG(
IRISH JIG & REEL
The Charming House Mi.'-,
Chinese and Japanese
EN(LISII AMERICAN AND
Jack. Tar, Sword Dance, Highland Fling',
Scotch Reel, Spanish Cachuca, Sailors and
Fisher's Hornpipe, &e., &e.
Costumes direct from New York.
Stage illuminated by calcium Lights.
Proceeds in aid of the Bermuda Cathedral.
General admission 1/6, Children 1/.
Reserved Seats 2/. Children 1/6,
Plan for both performances now open at
" Royal Gazette" office.
Doors open at 7.30 p.m.
Curtain raises at 8 p.m Carriages at 10 p.m.
P. S.--If you want to see an artistic exhibi-
tion of dancing don't miss this entertainment.
Hamilton, April 13, 1896.
ir HE following Pews in St. Paul's Church,
I Paget, will be separately offered at Pub-
lie Sale at the Church,
On Friday, 24th instant,
At 10 o'clock, a.m., viz. :
Nos. 4, 5, 25, 34, 17, 50, 55, 82, & 88.
By order of the Vestry,
J. D. M GODET,
Paget, April 13, 1h96.
0on & L91 ofLUalia P hir0ib Parii N
(formerly of Letitia Robinson, deed.,)
FOR SALE BY TENDER,
By order of the Mortgagee under a power of sale.
A Lot or Parcel of LAND in Pembroke
Parish measuring 100 feet from North to South
and 50 feet from East to West, and bounded
on the North by a road eight feet in width
on the East by land of Florence A. Tal-
bot and Sarah A. Talbot; on the South by land
now or late of Joseph John Friswell and on the
West by land of Susanna Robinson together with
the Dwelling House or cottage thereon
erected,- and with right of way, &e., and
S.... the appurtenances.
The undersigned will receive tenders for the
purchase of this Property upIto 1sT MAY next, in.
inclusive, when the highest tender, if approved,
will be accepted.
Hamilton, 13th April, 1896.-3
M. S. HUNT.
At the Hamilton Hotel Stables,
Several Finae Miorse,,
FIVE SETS ENGLISH HANDSEWN
ivPlatd RBIAGHAR S)
Imported in January last.
Price J. A. DA 10 .
J. A. DARRELL.
In eig 101to SI Bicycle.
Strictly High Grade,
Large Tubing 14
With all the latest improvements, and up-
to-date in every respect.
Racer No. 22, weight 18 to 20 lbs., $110.00.
Gents' MiAI. 1 No. 20, Light Roadster, weight
23 to 25 lbs., $100. 0.
Ladies' Model No. 21, Light Roadster, weight
23 to 25 lbs., $100.00.
Boys' Model No 2G, Light Roadster, weight
21 to 23 lbs., S60I000.
Girls' Model No. 27, Light RoIa.lstr, weight
21 to 23 lbs., 60.'.0.
A FEW 1895 WHEELS CAN BE SUPPLIED BELOW
Purchasers of wheels have several optJinf, viz :
in models, tyres, rims, gear, handle bars,
handles, brake, pedals, saddle, etc.
Tyres, saddles, tool Ibigs, luggage carriers,
childs' seats, bells, handles, 20th century lamps,
search-light and best E;glish -lamps, also
Tally-Ho, (to burn either kerosene or vapor
from benzine), pumps, wr'ci-:i-s, spokes, spoke
grips, pedals, coasters, toe clips, axle and fork
lamp brackets, rubl .i cement, wood rim
cement, tyre cement, chain lubricant, friction
tape, patching rubber, lubricating and burn-
ing oil, graphite, trouser guards, repair kits,
cycloineters, bicycle stands, locks, oilers, etc.
The J,'lIJ[.VGTON Bicycles are made by the
Remingtan Arms Co., and the n'me is accepted
everywhere as a 11 .',.. of ,aJ .'ird 'yju and
Tli BuiilsM k doilbrl i'ii iiyidr Noi 5.
1 Letters and Chai :ters. '. ight 6 pounds.
Price $~5.00. Full Key-board.
Equals any of the high-priced Machines in
cap .city and quality of work and EXCELS
them all in CONVENIENCE.
,peed One hundred words per minute have
been written on these Machines.
Each machine packed in a neat polished oak
hand carrying case. (Just what a business
man requires.) CALL AND INSPECT.
SAMUEL A. MASTERS.
tLtmilton, March 21, 1S9d.
1,. 11 HEATLEY JOiNES,
ADAM.S & II OWE Wholesale Grocery House,
IL Titus, W\ells & Willett's Wholesale Grain
Irwin, McBride, Chatterwood & Co., Whole-
sale Tea House.
ALSO AGENT FOR
The Finest ',Victorias," Extension Tops,
Buggies andi Market Waggons, all made to
And importer of Jersey Cows.
Novr. 11, 1895.
To take care of two children. Good wages
paid to one experienced. Middle age woman
Apply at the Office of this paper.
Hamilton, April 6th, 1896 -tf,
loyal (zet~toe Sftatio :,ry Store
Dr. James ilisteainag Ointiiment'
&c., &c., Sc.
i Snatill and fro, ,-,t i:nportatios.
H1101 & Land Apnoy & Scrivonry,
AT THIE OFFICE OF
WM. JAMES HENEY, Actuary,
-AT HIS IRESIDENCE-
" BEAUCEANP" -
For the Collection of Debts, notes of hand.
Bills of Exchange, and other securities, under
authority of Powers of Attorney and other
BANKERS :--T : BANK OF BERMUDA, (LTD.)
At 3 4 per M,
|)EAMS, BOARD, SCANTLING
Sand SLAT.- 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.
For gal i Warik PFarisli.
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.
It. P'1OWNIlN-G &-
Forwarding and Conmaission
90 Exchange IPlace,
63 & 05 Beaver St., New York.
P. 0. BOX 3550.
RICHOARD F. DOWNING.
THOMAS II. DOWNING.
AL MOLONEY, Manager Foreign Expre,~
B! R.I.UDA REPRESENTATIVES,
TI'OOMPSO)N & RGBERL F I'S.
May 9th, 1891.
Valahldbi Real Estato in the Town
The Undersigned offers for sale his property
Wesley aItnd"Victoria Streets,
Consisting of a Lot bounded on three streets
WITH TWO HOUSES THEREON,
rITHESE 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.
At the Royal Gazette" Stationery
In addition to our usual supply of Horse
Condition Powders, Purgative Balls and Blis-
taring Ointments we have received--
Cough Balls, Cordial Balls, Worm Balls
and Dog Pills for Distemper.
THE BERMUDA POCKET
A T 1/EIAOlNAC03g,
GUIDE AND DIRECTORY,
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.
A SPECIALTY".. 'eo.
0 nry BLOOD POISqON permanently
i *. inril~toodnys. Youicanbetreated s
.h'.uelrforsame rIri.,ItF1dersame uaraa-
y. I you prefer to come hegew will con-
L tr.- CL to pay railroad fareand hotel bills,and
ioehare, if we fail to cure. If you have taken mer-
cury, iodidoe otash, end Ltill have aches and
rFinr s.ncoiugatchesi. u.ij.uih, Sore Throat.
inples, Co)pper Colored ,plot., 'lcers oa
Sy part of thie body, tlair or Eyebrows fakllinT
icut, i is this Secoiidary ILOOID I'OISON
v:o g:aran teto cure. We solicit th most obst.-
nate caes and cliallenI-e the world or a
SVase wf(- cannot cure. This (ti.Aease has always
ljafcd fihe skill of the Iost elnillent physi-
C %ans. l50,O00 capta! bohini our Unec..,ndl.
ltionalgiuaranty. Absolute pr'o.,[.c e',ti ?, i-d ,1
auplieation. Address COOM' ;. 2*7:. d ..
3' 07 1Mani T.nt-U Clica:2o, IL., U. S. A.,
NO TIC E.
p)ROOFESSOR LUEB1EN having still soup
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 Streetj next to Melbourne
Hamilton, Octr 22nd, 1894.
MAPS OF BELMUtDA
IN HANDY POCKET FORM.
A New and Practical
JAMES M. FARUSWORTn,
ROYAL GAZETTE MAL
Puiblished at the
"I ROYAL GAZETTE &
Es" A IB L IS II E Y
Also Admiralty Cliharts ad Sht Maps,
Of the Islands,
ON SALE AT THE
" Woya, Gazette" Stationery Store,
ANCIENT MANUSCRIPT GOSPEL FOUND,
LONDON, April 1, 1896.-The Daily News
will to morrow publish a despatch from Con-
stantinople saying that :n ancient and beauti-
ful manuscript copy of the Gospel, during back
to the sixth century, was recently found in
Asia Minor. It is written on the finest and
thinnest of vellum, which is dyed purple. The
letters are silver, except for the abbreviations
and sacred names, which are in gold.
Representatives of English and American
universities have unsuccessfully sought to ob.
tain possession of the precious manuscript, it
having been secured by Russia. -
BIDDY'S WOODEN LEG.
If there is a thing I despise more than an-
other," remarked a gentleman the dther day,
"it is a man who does not regard the truth
with sacred awe. I notice that the local papers
are full of big egg, big bumpkin, talid other
stories of that sort that have little merit in
them, and I fear tlat soi-u of them do not
even have the redeeming feature (;f being
strictly true. I believe they are xaggeiated.
Now, I have a story for you that is mit only a
goodone, but it is true. What does a story
amount to if it isn't true? Any fool1cali make
up a lie. I hate a liar. Here is my stry-,
SI was down in Indiana Counly the other
day, and stopped at a'farmhouse for dinner.
After dini'-r I sat down on the porch to take a
riliokl. I saw on old hen hobbling about in a,
very awkward way, and I said to the farmer's
"Madam, what is the ma.lter with that
That hen,' said she, is lame, It has an
a tilif ial leg.' '
0 'Oh, it has, has it?'
"'Yes. You know there. was some very
co!d weather last, winter, and one night the
hen froze her leg off. I pitied her. I nursed
her and doctured her up, aind she finally got
well. But she couldn't walk on one leg. So I
just bluck a clothes-pin on the stump of her
leg, tied a string around it to hold it on, and
she does very well with it.'
Well, well," I said, 'if that isn't strange'
Y Yes,' replied the good lady, withla smile,
Sbut that isn't the strange part of it.'
No, indeed. The strange part of it hap-
pened afterwards, and one would scarcely be-
lieve it if one hadn't seen it with one's own
eye. This spring that hen with the clothes-
pin leg wanted to hatch. I didn't think she
could. 'Fraid she'd break the eggs with her
stunip. But I kind o' patt. ld her 'cause she
was a ci ipple, and I put thirteeni eggs under
her She stuck right to her businemb for three
every eh cken.'
Well,' I said, 'that is iiot so remarkable."
No,' replied the woman, that was not so
V0%': otl!, bu ithat isn't it. The funny ipar( of
it4 as that every one of those little chickeils
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
WEEKLY REPORT OF THE WEATHER
at Gibbs' Hill Light Station at Bermuda be-
tween 12th and 19th April, 1896: height
above the Sea being 246 feet at base, where
the Register is kept.
0 00 Fine
0.00 Fine, hazy
0.00 Fine, cloudy
W. S. PERINCHIEF,
Hamilton, April 21, 1896.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
Hamilton, 20th April, 1896.
H IS EXCELLENCY the Governor has
received information that Her Majesty
has been pleased to approve of the following
appointment to the Bermuda Militia Artillery :
Lieutenant J. A. Thornton, R. A.,
To be Commandant and Adjutant in the room
of Captain A. V. Briscoe, R.A., dated 20th
Lieutenant J. A. Thornton is granted the
local Rank of Captain while so employed.
1 Colonial Secretary.
April 17-Schr M L Bonnell, McLean, St John,
N.B.; assorted cargo to Frith & Conyers.
18-R M S Muriel, Scott, New York; assorted
cargo to Trott & Cox.
18-Schr Sainte Marie, Vallis, New York; assor.
ted cargo to H. C. Outerbridge.
20-R M S Alpha, Hall, Halifax, N.S.; assorted
cargo to W T James.
20-Schr Peffetta, Maxwell, St John, N.B.; onion
box shocks, etc., to J A Conyers.
20-R M S Orinoco, Fraser, New York; assorted
cargo to Trott & Cox.
April 14-Sch S P Hitchcock, Sorensen, Savannah;
ships stores, etc.
16-R M S Trinidad, Fraser, New York; 890 brls
potatoes, 21041 boxes onions, 282 boxes vegeta-
bles, 244 empty beer casks, etc.
16-Schr Turban, Bulford, New York; 257 empty
18-Steam Dredger Majestic, Bryant, Vera Cruz ;
ships stores, etc.
18-Schr Evolution, Fitzpatrick, Barbados.
20-R M S Alpha, Hall, Jamaica via Turks Islands.
Custom House.-St. George's.
April 15-Austrian Ss Istria, Freglich, from
Sicily bound to New York with a general
cargo. In want of coals. Agents-W E
Meyer & Co.
April 15-Austrian Ss Istria, Freglich, to New
York, inward cargo. Obtained 50 tons of
17-Amer Schr T W Hyde, Candy, to Bath,
Maine, inward cargo of lumber.
In the R M S Trinidad for New York on Thurs-
day last :-,Rev E A Johnson, Rev Father R
Roan, Mr and Mrs Edward Bayfleld, Miss M D
Bavfield. Mr and Mrs S A Borden, Mr and Mrs
R M McNutt, Mrs and Mrs G L Orandall, Mr and
Mrs S Cromwell, 2 Misses Cromwell and maid,*Mr
and Mrs James Dwight, 4 children and 2 nurses,
Mr and Mis H P Dixon and Maid,, Master Clay-
ton Dixon, Mr and Mrs F T Ducharne, Mr and
Mrs T A Douglass, Mr and Mrs 0C Frissell and
Daughter, Mr and Mrs J B Hart, Mr and Mrs J
Hand, Mr and Mrs Hutchison, 3 Misses Hutchi-
son and maid, Mr and Mrs G W Lamb, Mr and
Mis Le Massena and Maid, Mr and Mrs H Mac-
Cord, Mr N Vesey, M C P, Mrs and Miss Vesey,
Mr and Mrs George Northington, Miss N and
Master G Northington, Mr, Mrs and Miss Willis,
Mr and Mrs E J White, Mr and Mrs B Wells,
Miss Wells, Mrs N G Aspinwall, 2 Children and
2 Maids, Mrs J M and Miss Bowen, Mrs S S
Blood, Mrs M D Buckley, Mrs F W Ballard, child
and Maid, Mrs Julia Crowan, Mrs W F Crosby,
Daughter and Maid, Mrs Theodore Crohen, Mrs
C Carter and Maid, Mrs F T Carter, Miss Carter,
Mrs N C Fry, Mrs G D Goodrich, Mrs F S Grant,
Mrs S J Bill, Mrs S J Hough and 2 Misses Hough,
Mrs E and Miss B Kellog, Mrs G H Marion,
Miss Marion and Maid, Mrs S A Myers, Mrs J
and Miss E F MeKean, Mrs C T Murphy, Mrs J
Hand, Miss Magonigle, Mrs E Paret, Mrs G C
Noble. Mrs C J Sheffield, Mrs Thomas Newbold
and 3 Misses Newbold, Mrs Otis, Mrs S C Rogers,
Mrs E F Richter, Mrs S A and Miss M A Strang,
Mrs F S Smith, Mrs A S Thomas, Mrs A Turgeon,
Mrs A E Walker, Mrs G H Wilcox, Mis L F and
Miss Whitin, the Misses B Adams, M Barren, F
Donaldson, Etta Darrell, Celeste Dickinson, G
Good-llle, Helen Hurst, Fanny Hayes, A L
Kearney, Mary Lewis, E Murray, G Mead, J
McKeen, C Morgan and Maid, E W Nazro, D
Outerbridge, H 3M Russel, 2 Misses Raymond, A
J Smock, Helen Smith, H W Stranger, C Towns-
end, F M Vibbard, E Whitney, M Peters, Dr E
L R Thompson, Lieut Tighe, R E, Messrs H Boo-
cock, LF Dunn, MC Day, D Lewis EJandW
T Dumphy, J H Grout,, BD Higgs. C B Hodges,
E Hayward, R U Lawrence, N N Maurie, C H
Pope, jr, C H Rathbone, H C Stenhoff, W B
Stanger, S A Strang, W E Tucker, W H and C
J Wingall, A E Walker, AD Wilson,-2n D CLASs
Captain H. Siendson and 28 Hotel Servants-2ND
CLAss FonwARD, 11 persons.
In the S 8 Orinoco from New York on Sunday
last:-Revd John C Lord, Mrs Lord, Miss Town-
send, Messrs M Collins, W M Williams, M M
Williams, W R Swentymen, W A Stewart, F W
In the R M str Alpha yesterday from Halifax
. for Bermuda:-Mr and Mrs N B Smiths, Mr Frank
A Hollis. From IHalifax for Jamaica-Mrs Thomas,
Mr D Stewart, and 2 deckers, From Bermuda for
Jamaica-Mrs Ebecezer Bell, Miss Eteille Jones,
Miss Elizabeth B Starratt, Messrs Frank J Jones,
E T Child, E M Costa, E W Stanley, 0 E Rynes.
2nd Class: M J Muniz. From Bermuda for Turke
Islands:-2nd Class--.Miss Agnes Astwood, 0 0
Liedle', Gto W Bean,
t The 7th Annual Report of the Jerusalem
and the East Mission FuuAd for the year ending
June 30th, 1895, put forth by W. Sadler, Secre-
tary, Dembleby Rectory, Folkiugham, contains a
record of its origin, progress and work and full
financial statements, duly au ited. A few notes
on it may prove of interest to people here whose
attention has been called to it, the contributions
from Bermuda being large in proportion. The
total net income from all sources for the following
years was: 1889, 89. 3 74, 1890, 1.531 11 4,
1891, ,2739 8 51, 1892, 3,87. 5 103, 1893,
5,009 0 111, 1894, 5,159 11 8j, 1895, 7,512
0 4y. 1,040 16 3 for Haifa Hospital being in-
cluded in 1894 receipts.
Estimated requirements for year ending 30th
June, 1896: General purposes, 5,000, Mission
buildings, 5,000, Building of Anglican College,
Jerusalem, 12,000. Tha scope of the work may
be gathered from the following notes.
1. Bishop's Home for Jewesses at Jerusalem
and orphanage attache.l.
2. Mission to the Jews at C dro.
3. Mission to the Jews at H itin.
4. Mission work among the Drases at Ain-
5. English chaplaincio in Egypt-Port Said
6. English chaplaincies at Beyrout and the
Lebanon and the Jewish mission work attaching
7. Building Funds--for the College Mission
House and Clergy House at Jerusalem.
The scheme of the Anglican College at Jerusa-
lem will provide a house for the Bishop, with the
necessary offices of the Bishopric, a clergy house
and school house and a (l: .Ipl. The chapel, fif-.
teen feet above ground, is reported standing for
want of funds to go on with it. The disadvant-
ages of having to rent premises and adopt them
for the special uses required are clearly pointed
out in the Report, which is readered attractive by
a few illustrations of its occupied and proposed
M We are requested by Prof. McQuarrie to
state that the Kirmesse advertised for evenings
Monday and Tuesday, 27th and 28th inst in the
Gymnasium Hall, Hamilton, for the benefit of the
Bermuda Cathedral will be for the benefit of the
Building Fund of the Cathedral. The performan-
ces promise to be attractive. Reserved seats can
now be secured at the Stationery Store of the
Royal Gazette. See first page for particulars.
a"g A report of the entertainment at the
Dockyard for the benefit of the Royal Naval
Temperance Hall, Ireland Island, will appear
in our next issue.
W- A splendid bunch of Cocoons is on exhi.
bition at our office from Dr. 8. A, Smith's
On the 18th instant by the tug Gladisfen,
about 12 miles south of the Castle, the Norwe
gian barque Australia, from Pensacola bound
to Greenock, G.B.
The above vessel approached the Islands for
the purpose of obtaining medical aid for the
captain who had been sick for a length of time,
but, after sighting land, the captain finding
that he felt much better, decided to proceed on
his voyage, which was accordingly done.
M-_ H.M.S. Supply will leave Club Steps at
1.30 p.m. to-morrow (Wednesday, 22nd inst.,)
to take guests to Naval Sports.
W The steam yacht St. George of the Royal
Yacht Squadron, arrived on Wednesday last from
Jamaica, Mr. E. J. Wythes, owner, being on
board, accompanied by Mrs. Wythes and three
guests, and has been out thirteen weeks on a West
Indian cruise; broke propeller shortly after leav-
ing England and put into Cadiz and replaced
same. The St. George's is 1,000 tons displacement
and has a crew of 48 men. The St. George left
on Saturday last for St. Michael's and will pro-
ceed thence to England.
W The S D Majestic sailed yesterday for Vera
Cruz via Key West. The Majestic will be em-
ployed in dredging a bar near Vera Cruz, and Mr
F B Glasier who has sailed on the Majestic will be
in charge of the works.
The R. M. S. Mu. .., Captain Scott arrived at
her dock on Saturday last at 9 a m.
The R M S Orinoco, Captain Fraser, arrived at
her dock on Sunday last at 7 a m.
Capt Fraser and Mr Lemieux (purser) have our
thanks for late New York papers.
H.M.S. Crescent sails on Saturday next for
Barbadoes for a short cruise in the West
H M. Ships Cordelia, Mohawk and Buzzard
sail early next week for Hialifax hence to take
up their station on the Fisheries.
H.M. Ship Intrepid commissions at Ports-
mouth on the 28th instant to relieve the Tour-
maline, the latter ship remains on this station
till the arrival of her relief.
At the Naval Sports on Wednesday next two
items on the programme are worthy of special
notice : the Field Gun Competition" and the
The unfortunate collision outside of the Two
Rock Channel on Wednesday morning last
between the Si.ic:.. and the Triton resulting in
the sinking of the former and the drowning of Mr
John W Jillard, an artificer employed in II M
Dockard, Ireland Island has created no little anxi-
ety in our community, who are seldom shocked by
the records such occurrences happily rare among
us. We publish a note of the proceedings of the
Inquest held by the Coroner for the Western Dis-
trict on view of the body of the drowned man re-
covered from the submerged steamer on Wednes-
day forenoon. The verdict of the coroner's jury,
in simply recording death from accidental drown-
ing on the colliding of the steamer Sylvia and Tri-
ton, does not generally satisfy the public, who
looked for some rider to the verdict that would in
course have followed up the enquiry with a view
of determining the immediate cause of the collision.
It is strongly felt in the interest of public security
that a searching inquiry should be promptly un-
dertaken to determine the case, with the object of
averting the repetition of any similar mishap. The
omission of the coroner's jury to draw attention
to the need of making an early and exhaustive
enquiry into this accident ought not, we think, to
militate against the appointment by the Executive
of a Special Commission to examine further
into the matter and report thereon. Such
a commission would allay public anxiety
and would be accepted as an earnest endeavour to
maintain the public interest at its highest level.
We should suppose this possible under The
Wreck Enquiry Act 1880", continued till 1900, un-
der subsection 3 of Section 3 (see Bermuda Laws-
Gray's Compilation, page 1122) as follows:-
"A Commission of Inquiry may-be issued under
this Act in any of the following cases, that is to
(3) Whenever by reason of any casualty hap-
pening to or on board of any ship in these Islands,
or on or near the coasts thereof, loss of life en-
We think it not unlikely that steps may be taken
to institute a Commission of Enquiry under the
provisions of that Act.
Constructed in fathomless ocean
Too deep for a submarine race,
Describe if you have any notion
An island on coralline base.
These isles, lonely isles, of Bermuda,
Had their poet, Tom Moore, long ago;
Shall we suffer an alien intruder
To toy with the Muse of A. 0. ?
These slopes, cedar slopes (slopes with cedars)
(By the way they're not emerald green),
Can slope by themselves, gentle readers,
Can supply the conclusion I mean.
And these roads, hedgeless roads, roads with
(On the principle luous a non
Oleanders can't hedge) with their churnings,
Will as gayly proceed when you're gone.
These homes, rural homes, like a snowman
(A figure constructed of snow),
Do not need cracking up by a showman,
They will shine just as bright when you go.
Long, long may the still vex'd Bermothes,
Be content with the smooth and the rough,
But they don't want a poet-the truth is -
Unless he can rhyme. One's enough.
The Band in Victoria Park.
The following selection will be played
Band, Prince of Wale's Leinster Rep
(Royal Canadians) at Victoria Park on
Next, the 24th inst, commencing at 3 p.
QUADRILLE "Arabian Nights ar
VALSE Monduacht Aux Rhine" Vo
SELECTION "The Mikado" ASi
VOCAL GALOP "Always Joyful"
The Drums will also play a selection,
COURT OF GENERAL ASSIZE.
Easter Term, 1896.-Criminal Session.
Before His Honour SIR JosIAH REES, Knight, Chief
Justice, and the HON. J. H. TRIMINGHAM and
the HON. T. N. DILL, Assistant Justices.
A jury was empanelled to try MICHAEL SULLI-
VAN on the indictment for burglary found against
him, and the Attorney General not offering any
evidence, the prisoner was acquitted and dis-
LEWIS AUGUSTUS DASHIELD pleaded not guilty
to an indictment charging him with having unlaw-
fully and maliciously wounded Samuel Triscot
Simmons on the 16th December last. Mi Reginald
Gray was counsel for the defendant. The case
occupied the whole of Tuesday and was concluded
Wednesday and resulted in the Prisoner being ac-
The Attorney General having entered a nolle
prosequi on another indictment found against the
same defendant, he was discharged.
The Civil Session of the Court of General As-
size commences on Monday next at 10 a.m. In
accordance with the provisions of the new Jury
Act, only special jurors are required to attend the
Collision between S. S's. Triton and Sylvia,
and the drowning of 'John W Jillard..
An inquisition was held on the 15th inst. at the
Town Hall of Hamilton before T. J. Lightbourn,
Esq., Coroner for the Western District, on view
of the body of John W. Jillard, a fitter at H. M.
The sad circumstances which led to Mr. Jillard's
untimely death are probably, by this time, known
far and wide-the collision of the two steamers
Triton and Sylvia, the sinking of the latter and the
consequent drowning of Mr. Jillard. It remains
for us to give a short and graphic description of
the accident, the true cause of which has, so far,
not been ascertained, but which seems to have been
some deplorable misunderstanding.
About 2 o'clock on Wednesday morning, the
Triton returning from the Dockyard and (having
carried a party of ladies and gentlemen thither)
struck the Sylvia (carrying a party of Free
Masons from a Lodge meeting at Hamilton to Ire-
land Island) a terrific blow on the starboard bow,
which caused her to sink in the. short space of
about 2 minutes. All was consternation and ex-
citement reigned supreme. Eye witnesses relate
that both boats carried regulation lights and that
the Triton on entering Two Rock Passage blew her
whistle to the Sylvia, which was answered by
Capt. Leseur, who was in command of the latter.
How it happened, no one is able to state exactly.
Capt. Leseur, in his evidence given before the
Coroner, says that after receiving the Triton's
message he told his steersman, Anderson, to put
his helm to starboard, which was immediately
complied with, although Capt Leseur was sent
adrift as he could not make out what the Triton
was up to. He states that after this he kept
watching the Triton's lights, which boat was con-
stantly bearing down upon the latter. Just before
the collision occurred, Capt. Leseur shouted to the
people on board of the Triton, and he heard the
order given to stop and go astern." The Triton,
having much speed on her, took consequently a
long time to answer the demand upon her and im-
mediately afterward ran into the Sylvia. Accord-
ing to the witnesses, the concussion was extraord-
inarily severe, splinter's from Sylvia's bow passing
all over the vessel.
Esau Wilson Simmons, the pilot of the Triton,
stated that immediately before the collision he
heard Capt. Leseur call out to his son, who was his
engineer, Go astern! to which his son replied:
"I can't go astern; I am on board the Triton."
The Triton people gave every assistance in se*
curing the Sylvia's crew and passengers, many of
whom had to jump overboard to save their lives,
one or two swimming ashore at the nearest island.
No one saw deceased after the collision except
Samuel Anderson, the Sylvia's steersman, who
saw him standing on deck of that boat immediate-
ly after the collision. Witnesses declared that
deceased was alert and not asleep at the time of
the accident. He was afterward discovered to be
missing and several people in the Triton's dinghey
made search for him, but found no trace of him.
The Triton then gave up the search and returned
to the Dockyard with the passengers and the crew
of the Sylvia. The body was recovered about 10
o'clock in the morning by Divers Lusher and
Hooper, who found deceased in a standing position
on deck of Sylvia.
Deceased was not married and 29 years of age.
The jury in the case after hearing the evidence,
of which the above is a summary extract, returned
a verdict that the said John W Jillard was acci-
dentally drowned during a collision of the steamers
Triton and Sylvia, when meeting in or near the
new Two Rock Channel.
SUGGESTED BY THE RECENT POETIC EFFUSIONS IN THE
"BERMUDA COLONIsT" AND "ROYAL GAZETTE."
Go away, cross the rolling Atlantic,
Get an atlas and trace the gulf stream,
Leave Bermuda alone-so romantic
An island must not be your theme,
The total amount of the collections for the above
fund last year was 49 6 4, but the weather on
Good Friday of this year was rainy and disagree-
able, and no doubt that was the reason of the fall-
ing off in the amount collected. The fund is one
well worthy of our help, and it is to be hoped that
the interest in it taken by our people is increasing,
Royal Naval Athletic Sports.
These sports are appointed to take place on
Moresby's Plain, Ireland Island, to morrow, Wed-
nesday, to commence at 12.30 p.m.
LIST OF EVENTS.
100 yds preliminary heats; putting the weight,
16 lbs; boys' race, I mile; tug of war-confine.l to
R N; high jump: quarter rmile; thre3-legged
race; officers race, 220 yd-; 103 yrds-final; vete-
rans race, 150 yds; tuz of-war, op-)n to Army and
Navy; boys race, 100 yds; subordinate officers
race, mile; obstacle race; half mile; tug-of-war,
final; sack race; officers obstacle race; field gun
competition; veteran officers race, 150 yds; one
mile-open to Army and Navy; consolation race,
220 yds. Boxing competition-heavy and light
A Cricket Match will take place on the Pros.
pect Cricket Ground on Thursday, 23rd inst.,
between the Garrison and Fleet, commencing
at 11.30 a.m. The Band of the Prince of Wale's
Leinster Regiment (Royal Canadians) will play
a selection commencing at 3.30 p.m.
Onions $1.25. Potatoes $6 to $7.50. Beets not
wanted. Above advices are latest mail quota-
tions. Potatoes in good demand. The union
market continues in an unsatisfactory con-
Institution and Installation of the
Yesterday afternoon the Lord'Bishop of the dio-
cese instituted and installed the Rev. George
Tucker, M.A., Rector of the parishes of Hamilton
and Smiths, as Archdeacon of Bermuda and Hon-
orary Canon of the Cathedral in the Cathedral
Church after Evening Prayer at 4 o'clock. The
Bishop, Clergy and Choir entered at the West
doorway singing the processional hymn 391, A.
and M. Prayers were said by the Rev. Canon
J, Davidson, B.A lst Lesson was read by the
Rev. Bruce Mackay, Rector of Sandys and South-
ampton, and the 2nd Lesson by the Revd Canon
Mark James. Rector of Pembroke and Devonshire.
The Bishop, attended by his Chaplain, the Rev. F.
J F. Lightbourn, Rector of St. George's, after
Evening Prayer and singing of hymn 431 A. and
M sitting in his chair administered the oath to
the Archdeacon elect. After this the Bishop's
Commission was read by the Chaplain and deliver-
ed by the Bishop to the Archdeacon. The service
of institution being concluded, hymn 353, A.M.,
was sung and the Installation service proceeded
with; the Bishop takinL, the Canon elect by the
right hand, and leading him to his Stall and set-
ting him down thereon saying,
"By the authority committed unto me I assign
thee this Stall in this Church and I induct thee
into the real and corporal possession of the same,
with all rights, goods, and privileges thereunto
belonging, inclusive of a place and voice in the
Chapter: and may the Lord preserve thy going
out and coming in from this time forth for ever-
The Bishop and Chaplain proceeded to the altar
on the singing of hymn 165, A.M. the Bishop pro-
nounced the Benediction, After a short pause
for silent prayer the recessional hymn 215 was
sung, and the Bishop, Clergy and Choir retired by
the West doorway from the church, which was at-
tended by a congregation of fair dimensions for
this busy season of the year.
Archdeacon Tucker, Rev. F. J. F. Lightbourn,
Chaplain, Rev. Canon James Rev. Bruce Mackay,
Rev. Canon Davidson. Rev. E I. L'ough, Rev. C.
P. K Coombe. Rev. J. Cavanaeh, R.N., Rev R.
V. Wilson, R.N., Rev 0 H. Murphy. C.F., Rev.
E. Harrison Smith, R N.. Rev. W. B. K. Fran-
cis, R.N., Rev. J. (. Lea Jones, Rev. R. HI. Cole.
R. B. Y. C. Regatta.
The Races for the Princess Louise Challenge
Cup and the Madras Cup. which was sailed,
under the auspices of the Royal Bermuda
Yacht Club, on Saturday last, were rather un-
interesting, both races being an easy win for
the Thetis who got over the ground in excellent
shape, veritably outsailing every one of her op-
ponents. The weather was fine and clear with
wind due west; the leeward stakeboat being
troored opposite the new Two Rock Passage
and the windward boat below Scaur Hill,
We affix below the entries and order of finish
of each race, both bhein ; the same.
YACHT. FLAG. OWNER.
Thetis ...Blue and Cardinal...E. W. Jones, Esq.
Julia ......Black, Red Centre... E. S. Seon, Esq.
Undine ...Blue and White ......S. A. Masters, Esq.
Dauntless Crimson: White P.... Officers, 2nd Leins.
of W.'s Feathers Regt.
Unknown Blue, Red Ball.........Capt. Brooks, O.S.D.
Iris ........White, Red Centre...W. T. James, Esq.
Time Table omitted this week for want of space
On Saturday last Mrs Erskine on going into the
town left her purse containing three sovereigns
and some silver in a bag attached to her bicycle,
remaining in the Tower for a few minutes, on
coming out she discovered that her purse was
missing. Mrs Erskinn immediately went to the
Police Station and informed the Chief of Police
who at once made inquiries, which resulted in the
arrest of a boy named Charles Hilgrove Bean,
who was found to have in his possession
the missing purse and about one ha'f the sum
it contained, On yesterday the balance of the
money was fuund. having been hid away by
a boy named Frederick Arthur Swan. Both
of the boys (coloured), Swan and Bean, were
charged with stealing, before the Police Magistrate.
ConfessinM their guilt and being under the age fo
12 years, they were sentenced to be flogged by the
parents in the presence of a constable.
The Jerusalem East Mission Fund.
The collections on Good Friday last, April 3rd,
for "The Jerusalem and the East Mission Fund"
were as follows :-
The Cathedral..........10 6 9
St. George's............. 1 3 0
Hamilton............... 2 0 8
Smiths .............2 8 9Q
Devonshire............ 4 5 0
Pembroke ............... 4 11 0
Paget ................... 8 18 1
Warwick................ 4 3 3
Southampton............ 1 17 1
Sandys................ .. 0 10 0
ToTAL...40 3 8
land in the 25 years of the matches. The Times
says perhaps the game will be best remembered
for the dimensions of the company which watched
the play on a dry but dull day. The ground of
the Celtic Club at Parkhead was chosen for the
match and improvements had been made so that
60000 might be accommodated. It was officially
returned that the attendance was 51345, while the
-money taken was 3224. These figures exceed
anything that has before been reached either in
the company or in the gate money at an interna-
DUBLIN, April 20-The barque Firth of Solway,
was sunk near Kirsh Lightship on the east coast
of Ireland yesterday morning by collision with a
steamer. The Captain's wife and child and thir-
teen of the crew were drowned. The captain and
eight men were saved.
MANITOBA REMEDIAL BILL WITH.
OTTAWA, Ont., April.--Sir Charles Tupper
rose in Parliament to-night at mid-night-
to announce the withdrawal of the Remedial
bill for the present.
He attributed the failure to pass the bill to ob.
struction from the opposition. It was found
necessary to stop the bill so as to pass the nec-
essary supply estimates before the House
A despatch sent from here to a Toronto paper
says :--" Sir Mackenzie Bowell will retire from
the Premiership before the end of the week,
and Sir Charles Tupper will, in all probability
succeed him with a reconstructed Ministry.
That a dissolution is pending is evident
from the unusual activity in Miniiilerial cir-
circles. Several of the Ministers gave a tip to
their friends to-day to inform the country or-
ganizations to get ready for a new election."
A large humpbacked whale was struck yester-
day by Joseph Smith, off Gibb's Hill Lighthouse,
and at the time of our going to press was being
towed in by two whaleboats and three gigs, and
will be stranded, and on view at Whale Bay this
r:.-0" THE ANNUAL MEETING OF THE PEW RENT-
ERS OF THE BERMULA CATHERDRAL was held pursu-
ant to advertisement at noon on Saturday last, in
the Trinity School Room. Mr. Wm. S. Barr was
called to the chair. The Bishlinp'. appointment of
Mr. Chas. V. Ingham as Warden for the ensuing
year was read. Mr. 0. T. Middleton was re-ap-
pointed the Pew Renters' Warden for the ensuing
year and the same members of the Vestry were
unanimously chosen to serve until Easter 1897, viz
Barr, William S.,
Darrell, Hon. R. D.,
Gray, Hon. S. B.,
Gray, Reginald, M.c.P.,
Lightbourn, John E,
Reid, T. S.,
Trimingham, Hon. J. H.,
Trimingham, J. H., jr., M.C.P.,
Wadson, Hon. T. J., M.c.P.
On motion of Mr T S Reid, seconded by Mr. I..
H Duerden, a cordial vote of thanks was tendered
the Cathedral Wardens for their efficient services
during the year. With hearty thanks to the
Chairman the business of the meeting was con-
=Q The Saltus Grammar School annual sports
will take place at Woodlands on Friday next the
24th instant under the patronage of Hon. R. 1).
Darrell and H. Darrell, Esq. The programme
consists of 22 events and promises to be most in-
i Mails per R. M. S. Orinoco
forth United Kingdom, Dominion of Canada, New-
foundland and the United States close at the Post
Office, Hamilton, on Thursday next 23rd inst, at
Supplementary Mails at 10.15 a m.
Bv the Halifax & Bermudas Cable.
LONDON, Apiil 15.,-The great annual fur sale
at which the prices of all varieties of furs are fixed
every year for the whole world has just been tak.
ing place here. Buyers were here from many
parts of North America. Annual fur sales are
held at Leipsig and Nijni, Novgorod, but London
prices rule the market. No less than 20,000 sables
were set up here and so were 50,00110 sk ins of grabe,
65.0.0 skins of red fox, 500,000 skunk skins, and
other stocks in part as follows: eight hundred
thousand muskrat, 150,000 raccoon. 215 000 op-
possum, 25,300 thebet lamb, 30.000 squirrels,
1C2,000 martens, 70.000 minks. 37,000 lynx and
8,000 black bear. Little ten-inch squire chincilla
skins b ought 25 a dozen, six or eight silver gray
fox skins brought 125 a piece and certainn sea
otter hides fetched 240 each. Sable fetched 20
per cent more than last year.
ST. JOHN, Nfld., April 4.-The grand jury in
the case of the bank directors attended court to-
day and were addressed by Jude Little, who pre-
sided in the absence of the Chief Justice, who is
indisposed- In order to facilitate the work of the
jury a crown officer will be in constant attendance
io answer any questions the jury may ask during
the examination of evidence.
ST. JOHN, Nfld., April 15.-The opet ing of the
Legislature is again postponed. It will probably
not open before the last week in May.
MONTREAL. Sept 20.--There is no abatement
in the floods that are doing so much damage in
the eastern townships and to-day's reports
show that the havock being wrought will
swell the amount of damage still further up
into the hundreds of thousands. At 2 o'clock
this morning the Quebec Central's great rail-
way bridge, near Storbrook, was swept out
with a rush by the huge mass of lake ice that
came down the St Francis river. The centre
pier was torn away like matchwood while the
drop of each end tore the track up for hun-
drods of feet. This is the road's second bridge
lost during the week, the other destroyed being
that at St Amelme, Richmond, further up the
river St Francis. A Richmond town of 3,000
people is all under water only three stores es.
caped inundation wholly or in part. Much
distress prevails there. Another big iron bridge
on the southwest branch of the Nicolet river
was torn down at Preauncourt. From all th3
surrounding country come reports revealing a
deplorable condition of affairs caused by the
hot sun swelling the rivers and usually harm.
less streams into raging lakes and torrents.
Another Quebec central bridge at Beauce junc-
tion is also menaced. It is 400 feet long and
expected to go down to-day.
LONDON, April 29-The recent victory of Scot-
land over England by two goals to one at associa.
tion football at Glasgow occurred in a season when
the English football public held high hopes of a
reduction in the lead of wins established by Scot.
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
MANY WILL GO BACK.
Ellis Island is occupied by the advance guard
of the invading horde of pauper Italian immi-
grants of whose approach the Herald told
Right on fifteen hundren unloaded from the
Bolvia, there came yesterday another hungry
contingent of fifteen hundren, landed from the
steamer Alsia, from the Mediterranean ports,
and the Alban, from H!amburg and Havre. Of
these all but a few were Italians.
At this rate the invasion will continue for
six months at least, which is the time for the
transportation of the fifteen thousand who, as
the Herald despatches stated, are now on sea
or awaiting shipment at Italian ports. How
many more will come after that no one can
tell, but if the present distress and the fear of
conscription in Italy continues the end cannot
Coming, as these foreign paupers do, at a
time when railroad construction and public
works are almost suspended, and when Ameri-
can citizens find it hard enough to secure em-
ployment, their invasion may almost be regard-
ed as a national calamity. The immigration
authorities are fairly appalled and realize that
no steps must be neglected to check the influx.
DIED, at Sandy's, 13th inst, at his residence,
Thomas Seymour, aged 80 years. Mr Seymour
was well known as having served in H. M. Dock-
yard for a number of years, and received during
his 33 years service several complimentary testi-
monials from Admirals on the station, and other
officials. HIe was instrumental in the building of
the Methodist Church in Somerset, of which he
was a member. His remains were taken to the
above named church, where a large concourse of
relatives and friends assembled and viewed the
body. The Rev. Mr. Dobson addressed the friends
in a very touching and impressive discourse from
........., on the 14th inst, at the residence of her
son-in-law after a long illness, which she bore
with christian fortitude, Mary Bascome, relict of
the late Thomas Bascome, aged 81 years, leaving
2 sisters, 2 sons, 4 daughters, 38 grand children
and 14 great grand children to lament their loss.
.........., at her late residence, in this town, on
11th instant, Melvina John, beloved wife of
Frederick Thomas White, foreman, Hamilton '
Corporatian Works; in the 52nd year of her
Plain, Ireland Island.
Will leave Club Steps, Hamilton,
At 1.30 p.m., to-morrow, Wednesday.
To take guests to above Sports.
April 21st, 1896-1
Spring Dress Goods
E. A. MEYER'S STORE.
E have received this week from Europe
an elegant selection of
Light Summer Dress Novelties & Galateas
in all shades.
The PRICES of same, qualities considered,
ARE EXCEPTIONALLY LOW.
Be on a good footing. You can by wear-
ing OUR HOISERY. They are in STYLE,
COMFORT, WEAR and ECONOMY.
Ladies' "Hermsdorf" Black Cotton Hose
in high spliced heels, double soles, worth 2/-
we sell them to you for Is. Get a box, 6 pair
in a box at a discount.
Have you seen our LISLE THREAD
STOCKING, take notice of the quality, the
very reason :f the low price is on account of
We still are selling off BLACK CASH-
MERE HOSIERY at a very low figure.
Ladies' Shirt Waist, Style 1896. Come soon
and take your pick as we cannot get any more
of them at the price now selling.
Dr Jaeger's Sanitary Underwear are the best
At E. A. MEYER,
Dr. Jaeger's Agent, of Stutgarl, Germany.
FOR A LOAN OF ABOUT
TIIE BERMUDAI MUTUAL 400 S T E TE I NG
LIFE ASSURANCE SOCIETY.
CLAIM No. 42.
NTOTICE is hereby given that a contribution
Sof FOUR NHILLINGS has become due
from each of the members of the Society on
account of the death of a member.
Contributions payable on or before the 24th
CHARLES V. INGHAM,
Hamilton, April 4, 1896-3 3p.
Will be sold at
IN THIS TOWN,
At Non on Saturay, April 25th, 1896.
(67) Sixty seven Puncheons,
(13) Thirteon 'Fierces.
EXTRA GROCERY MOLASSES,
Of delicious quality.
By the Imp. Gall. at Five Puncheons,
Ex. ABANDONED SC0FOONER "OLIVE.',
50 Ullaged Broken and Empty
In order to defray Salvage and other Dis-
bursements and to be sold for benefit of all
(Signed) WM. LAVASH,
WM. E. MEYER & CO.,
St. George, Bermuda, April 16, 1896.
Colonist please copy once.
A CADIA FARM,
Situated on high ground between
Bentville and Wolfville,
Fine Sea Breeze. Good view of Blomidon
Minus Basin and surrounding country.
MRS. C. F. BECKWITFT,
Port William, Kings Co.
April 21, 1896.-Ipd.
T HE Undersigned contemplates making a
change in his business which will neces-
sitate the closing of his Books under date June
30th, 1896. Persons to whom he is INDEBTED
will please render statement of their accounts
and collect payment.
Persons indebted to same either by Book
Account, Note of Hand, or Bond, are request-
ed to liquidate their indebtedness in full not
later then 15th day of May, 1896. All accounts
remaining unpaid after that date will without
further notice be placed in the hands of my
solicitor for Collection.
JAS. A. CONYERS.
Hamilton, Bda., April 20th, '96-4 3p
Colonist copy Wednesdays.
Onion Box Material.
Lily Iox Material.
Now Landing ex. Schr. Pefetta."
From St. John, N.B.
Onion and Lily Box Material offered for
JAS. A. CONYERS.
Hamilton. Bda.. Anril 20th. '96-1
On (67) sixty-seven punchceons
Porto Rico Molasses.
On (13) thirteen tierces Porto
To defray salvage and disbursement claims,
and for the release of said part cargo
Sealed tenders are requested to be addressed
to the Undersigned, on or before
Friday, April 24th, 1696.
WM. E. MEYER & Co.,
WM. LAVAS [H,
St. George's B'da., April 18, '96-2
By Public Auction
In front of the Stores of the Un-
On TIhursday Next,
The 23rd Inst.. at 1 o'clock.
511 bales Good Clean Hay,
50 bags Bran, 50 bags Middlings,
20 tubs New York Butter, (20 lbs each),
20 sacks Good Table Potatoes,
50 boxes Choice Herrings, 10 boxes Cheese,
25 boxes Codfish, 25 cases Comb Matches,
6 cases Sardines, 3 barrels Apples,
2 brls White Beans, 5 boxes Ad. Candles,
10 boxes Star Soap, 150 lbs Ground Coffee,
5 half chests Oolong Tea, 50 tins Lard, 51bs each
10 bags Bright Grocery Sugar,
10 bags Granulated Sugar,
10 cases Condensed Milk, (Leader),
3 bags Green Peas, 5 boxes L. L. Raisins,
5 half brls Pork, 3 bls Green Ginger,
10 boxes Valencia Raisins, 10 cases Salmon,
25 tins Tea Biscuits, 5 doz Washboards,
75 lbs Bologna Sausage, 10 Buckets Lard,
30 dozen Tins Corned Beef, 12 lbs each,
30 dozen Tins Roast Beef, 1 and 2 lbs each,
35 cases Canned Goods, viz :-Pears, Peaches,
Apples, Oysters, Corn, Tomatoes, [etc. etc.
10 drums Codfish, 200 empty round Hoop Brls
1 case Segars 10,000 (General Woolsey) shipped
contrary to order,
OneWagon and One Buggy Harness,
A quantity of Doors and Sashes,
1 Cow, (fit for Beef),
Shipped contrary to ordor, ex Schr Saint
Marie," Mark R. K., Hamilton,
30 bags Oats, 3 bushels each.
B. W. WA LKER & CO.,
Hamilton, Bda., April 20, '96.
AT PUBLIC AUCTION,
At 12 o'clock,
On Friday, 1st May,
AT THE RESIDENCE OF
F. T. Ilopkinsona, Esq.,
Corner of Cedar Avenue and Victoria Street.
RACING ROOM, Dining Room,
Bed Room Furniture, &c., &c.,
HOUSE FULLY FURNISHED.
Full particulars in next issue of this paper.
THOSE. J. WADSON,
aamilton, April 20, 1896.-1
Johin Davifi Virgi, or Viril,
Late of Pembroke Parish, in these
[ 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 11E HELD BEFORE ME AT THE
Court House in Hamilton,
On Wednesday the 20th
d(ay of M:ay next, at 11 o'clock
in the fore.noon.
touching an1 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 LAt.onging to William N.
flinson 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
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-
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. 1
Mar. 17, April 7, 21, May 19.-3p
For Sale by Tender.
Y ORDER of the Executor and Executrixes
of the Mortgagee under a power of sale,
a HOUSE and lot of LAND in the Town of
A Lot of Land denominated Lot R
of Union Street in the Town of Hamilton.
(formerly of the late Enfield Dill) bounded
Northerly, by Lot S of Union Street and there
measuring about 168 feet Easterly, by Union
Street, and there measuring about 50 feet,
Southerly, by Lot Q of Union Street, held by
R. L Robinson and there measuring about 168 1
feet and Westerly, by L,)t V of the third cross
street or the said Town and there measuring
about 50 feet together with the COTTAGE
thereon erected and the appurtenances.
TENDRS for this property will be received t
by the undersigned up to 2ith April, instant,
inclusive, when the highest if approved will be
M. S. HUNT.
Hamilton, 6th April, 1896-3 3p
Colonist copy Wednesdays.
TO BE SOLD
BY PUBLIC AUCTION
ON THE PREMISES
On Thursday, th 14th ay, Next,
AT 1 O'CLOCK P.M.
Under a Power of Sale in a Mortgage,
All that certain Parcel of LAND
situate in PEMBROKE PARISH, in the Is-
lands of Bermuda, measuring in length from
East to West, on the Northern and Southern
sides thereof respectively, 133 feet or there-
abouts, and in width from North to South, on
on the Western end thereof 100 feet or there-
abouts, and on the Eastern end thereof 53
feet or thereabouts, and bounded Northerly
and Easterly by land held in her lifetime by
Sarah Jane Collier, deceased, and with which
the parcel of land now being described was
heretofore held as part and parced, Southerly
by the new Public Road commonly called the
" Glebe Road," and Westerly by a road or land
set apart for a road of 10 feet in width, separ-
ating the piremises from the Glebe Lands in
Pembroke Parish, or however, &c., together
with the COTTAGE thereupon erected and all
the appurtenances thereof.
THOSE. J. WADSON,
Hamilton, 21 April, 1896.
THE PROPERTY CALLED
A--, t "GLENROSE."
PLEASANTLY Situated near Gibbs Hill
Lighthouse, comprising a Dwelling House,
Outhouses, Stabling, &c., and about 12 acres
of Land, the greater part of which is arable.
ALSO FOR SALE.
2 Horses. 2 Carriages. 1 Market
\Vaggon, (new). 1 Dray, (new.)
and 2 Cows.
The above can be inspi.dctel at any time.
R. D. FRASER,
April 20th, 1896.
New York Mail Steamer.
The R. M. Str.
W. J. FRASER, Master,
WILL LEAVE THE PORT OF HAMILTON
DIRECT FOR SEA
At 0.45 A. M.
On Thursday, 23rd April.
Passengers Stage will be removed at 10 a.m.
Specie on freight and general freight. (unless
previously filled) will be received until 6 p.m.,
22nd inst. and Bills of Lading signed until 8
a.m., 23rd instant.
Baggage to come between 7 and 9 a.m.,
The Orinoco will leave New York for
return on 30th April, 1896.
TROTP & COX,
Hamilton, Bda, 20th April, 1896.
Colonial Secretary's Office,
Hamilton, 20 April, 1896.
THE FOLLOWING order of Her Majest:
the Queen in Council which His Excellency
the Governor has received from the Right
Hon. The Secretary of State for the Colonies
in a Despatch dated 20th March, 1896, is pub-
lished for general information.
1 Colonial Secretary.
AT THE COURT
AT OSBO RNE HOUSE,
ISLE OF WIGHT.
The 8th day of February, 1896.
THE QUEEN'S MOST EXCELLENT MA-
JESTY IN COUNCIL.
WHEREAS by an Order in Council made
in pursuance of the Merchant Shipping
Act Amendment Act, 1862, and dated the 11th
day of August, 1884, Her Majesty, on the
joint recommendation of the Admiralty and
the Board of Trade, was pleased to direct that
on and after the 1st day of September, 1884,
the Regulations contained in the Schedule
thereto should, so far as regards British Ships
and Boats, be substituted for the Regulations
contained in the Firt Schedule to an Order in
Council made as aforesaid, and dated the 14th
day of August, 1879.
And whereas by two Orders in Council made
in pursuance of the said Act, and on such joint
recommendation as aforesaid, and dated re-
spectively the 30th day of December, 1884,
and the 24th day of June, 1885, certain modi-
fications and additions were made to the said
Regulations contained in the Schedule to the
said recited Order in Council of the 11th day
of August, 1884, as regards British fishing
vessels and boats.
And whereas by another Order in Council
made in pursuance of the said Act, and on
such recommendation as aforesaid, and dated
the 18th day of August, 1892, certain modifi-
cations and additions were made to the said
Regulations contained in the Schedule to the
said recited Order in Council of the 11th
August, 1884, as regards Steam Pilot Vessels.
And whereas by the said Regulations con-
tained in the Schedule to the said Order in
Council of the 11th day of August, 1884, it is,
amongst other things, provided as follows:-
Art. 3.-A seagoing steamship when under
way shall carry-
(a) On or in front of the foremast, at a
height above the hull of not less than
20 feet, and if the breadth of the ship
exceeds 20 feet, then at a height
above the hull not less than such
breadth, a bright white light, so con-
structed as to show an uniform and
unbroken light over an arc of the
horizon of 20 points of the compass,
so fixed as to throw the light 10
points on each side of the ship, viz.,
from right ahead to two points abaft
the beam on either side, and of such
a character as to be visible on a dark
night, with a clear atmosphere, at a
distance of at least five miles.
(b) On the starboard side, a green light,
so constructed as to show an uniform
and unbroken light over an arc of the
horizon of ten points of the compass,
so fixed as to throw the light from
right ahead to two points abaft the
beam on the starboard side, and of
such a character as to be visible on a
dark night, with a clear atmosphere,
at a distance of at least two miles.
(c) On the port side, a red light, so con-
structed as to show an uniform and
unbroken light over an arc of the
horizon of 10 points of the compass,
so fixed as to throw the light from
right ahead to two points abaft the
beam on the port side, and of such a
character as to be visible on a dark
night, with a clear atmosphere, at a
distance of at least two miles.
(d) The said green and red side lights shall
be fitted with inboard screens project-
ing at least three feet forward from
the light, so as to prevent these lights
from being seen across the bow.
And whereas by another Order in Council,
made in pursuance of the said Act and on
such joint recommendation as aforesaid, and
dated the 30th day of January, 1893, the said
regulations contained in the Schedule to the
said Order in Council of the 11th day of
August, 1884, were further modified by the
addition to the said recited Article 3 of the
provisions contained in the Schedule to the
said Order in Council now in recital and set
out in the Schedule hereto.
And whereas the Admiralty and the Board
of Trade have jointly recommended to Her
Majesty that the said recited Order in Council
of the 30th day of January, 1893, should be
rescinded to the intent that the modifications
o-na adli.iinna made to the said reeited Article
3, and set out in the Schedule hereto, should
no longer continue in operation.
And whereas Her Majesty was pleased, by
and with the advice of Her Privy Council, on
the 12th day of December, 1895, by Provi8ion-
al Order within the meaning of The Rules
Publication Act, 1893, to rescind the said
Order in Council of the 30th January, 1893.
And whereas the provisions of Section 1 of
The Rules Publiction Act, 1893, have been
NOW, THEREFORE, Her Majesty, by
virtue of the powers vested in Her by the
Merchant Shipping Act, 1894, and by and
with the advice of Her Privy Council, is
pleased to rescind the said recited Order in
Council of the 30th day of January, 1893, and
and to direct that from the date of this Order
the provision contained in the Schedule to the
last-mentioned Order and to this Order shall
cease to be in operation, and the said recited
Article 3 of the said Regulations contained in
the said Order in Council of the 11th day of
August, 1884, shall have effect as if the said
Order in Council of the 30th day of January,
1893, had never been made.
C. L. PEEL.
(e) To ensure that the red and green side
lights shall show an uniform light from right
ahead of the ship to two points abaft the beam
on the port and starboard sides respectively
and shall not show across the bow of the ship
itself, the said lights must be fixed and the
screens fitted so that the rays from the red
and green lights shall cross the line of the
ship's keel projected ahead of the ship at a
reasonable distance ahead of the ship.
With regard to all vessels whose lights are
inspected by the officers of the Board of Trade
the red or green side light will not be deemed
to be fixed and fitted in accordance with the
Regulations unless it is so fixed and screened
that a line drawn from the outside edge of the
wick to the foremost end of the inboard
screen of such light shall make an angle of 4
degrees or as near thereto as may be practica-
ble with a line drawn paralled with the keel
of the ship from the outside edge of the wick.
Are invited and will be received at this Office
Up to 12 o'clock Noon, of Thursday,
21st Proximo, for the
GRnural Repairs of Roads thronhout
Specifications and conditions of contract may
be obtained at this Office, daily, between the
hours of 10 a.m. and 12 m.
The Board of Public Works is not bound to
accept the lowest or any other tender. ."
W, CARDY HALLETT,
Colonial Surveyor's Office, o 3
lfamilton, 18th April, 1896. j
ALL PERSONS liable to be assessed for
1k the maintenance of the Church of Eng-
land in Pembroke Parish are hereby informed
that a meeting for the election of a Church
Vestry and Church Wardens for the said Parish
to serve from Easter 186 to Easter 1897, will
be held at the Town Hall, Hamilton, on
Thursday, 23rd Instant, at 11 a.m.
S. A. MASTERS,
D. E. SEON,
I Ono/t -^\/ ''
A ril 18, 1896
SALE OF, PEWS IN_ ST. JOHN'S
The undermentioned Pews in the Parish
Church will be offered for sale at the Town (
HIall, Hamilton, on
Thursday, 23rd Instant,
at 10.45 a.m., (sharp.)
Letter C., Chancel. No. 55, North Transept.
No. 15, Nave, 62, ". "*
" 25, 72, "
" 40, South Trrspt. 73, "
" 68, Nave.
April 18th, 1896.
C. H. TUCKERLI
Church Vestry Clerk;.
Notice 0 .
The Princess HMotel
Will close for the Season
Thursday, April 30th.
All persons having bills against the H1otel
are notified to present them for payment
before that date.
N, S. HOWE, -
Hamilton, April 20th, 1896 -2
UNCLUMIED LETTERS IN THE POST
OFFICE, HAMILTON, APraL 17, 1896.
Mrs F II Allis, Hon Chas W Baker, Joseph
Brown, C H Burnside, 0 W Baker, LinaBardoch,.
C H Band, Mrs Ralph ruandreth, A J Brooks,
Sarah C Bean, Eugenius Burgess, Mrs A E Clark,
Oapt W Caldwell, Mrs F E Church, J E Car-
penter, Mrs H C ompton, Alfred A Da Bois, 0
0 Davis, Mrs Myron Fish, T H Furberc, Mahala
Gilbert, the Hon Justice Gernard, N W Grant,
H B Graves, John W Godet, Capt James Hackett,
William Holland, E W Herendeen, Estelle Hay.
ward, Mrs B H Huston, Miss Haskell, George E
Hughes, Mrs Eugene Ivans, John Joell, Mrs F G
Lockett, Mrs Nelly F Martin, Miss Elise Muletal,
Mis, 0 E Miller, Wmr Geo O penheim, Mrs John
Phillips, J N Pauldiag, L ,viuia P ice, Mrs E 0
Powers, L J Rooney, John Ramos, Daniel C Rob-
inson, S S James, Miss C S Smith, J Nathaniel
Smith, Mary Smith, J Smith, F S Smith, Mrs S8
Shipman, Miss Clement Simons, J R Spencer, Mrs
Winm tanway, J L (or B) Strong, Wm B Shiloh,
John Reed Taro, Aaron Ward, Annie Williams,
John A C Wright, S S City of Worcester, Mrs -
Mabel Woodman, N J Weaver, Dr A P Wilson,#
Mrs Isadore Woolff, Antonio CabraL.
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
[From Whitaker's Almanack, 1896, page 682.]
THE RULES OF THE ROAD.
The Rule of the Road is a paradox quite ;
For in driving your carriage along,
If you bear to the left you are sure to go right,
If you turn to the right you go wrong.
But in walking the streets 'tis a different case;
To the right it is proper to steer;
On the left there should be enough of clear sp
For the people who wish to walk there ;
The rule of the path,
To get well along
Is keep to the right,"
And you cannot go wrong.
The rule of the road
Is a paradox quite,
If you keep to the left
You are sure to be right,
1. Two Steamships meeting.
When both side-lights you see a-head,
Port your helm, and show your RED.
2. Two Steamships passing.
GREEN to GREEN or RED to RED,
Perfect safety-Go a-head !
3. Two Steamships crossing.
If to your starboard RED appear,
It is your duty to keep clear ;
To act as judgment says its proper ;-
To Port-or Starboard-Back, or Stop her,
But when upon your port is seen
A Steamer's starboard light of GREEN,
There's not so much for you to do,
For GREEN to Port keeps clear of you.
Both in safety and in doubt,
Always keep a good look-out;
In danger, with no room to turn,
Ease her-stop her go astern.
FOR SAILING VESSELS.
On Starboard Tack.
On starboard tack with yards braced tight,
See that your RED and GREEN are bright,
For every ship that's in your way
Must clear your track both night and day.
On Port Tack.
But if on the port tack you steer,
Stand by for you must then keep clear
Of every close hauled ship ahead,
No matter whether GREEN or RED.
DOCTORS AND PATIENTS.
The husband of a professional beauty was
much distressed by the fact that his wife was
gaining rapidly in weight. She is becoming
heavier every week, he said to his doctor, 'and
it worries me to death. What am I to do?'
Stop weighing her,' said the doctor. Equally
cynical was the reply of an enthusiastic scien-
tist to a weeping wife who wanted to know if
her husband was very ill. 'Well, yes my
dear madam.' was the reply, he is very ill,
but console yourself-the disease is of high
scientific value.' A dentist once advanced a
reason for resignation that was even more
original. He had been tugging at a tooth for
ten minutes, and at last managed to extract it.
'What, five shillings!' the victim protested
on being told the fee. Why, the last tooth I
had pulled out cost only a shilling.' The
dentist blandly replied, 'Very possibly, but
look how much longer I take over it.' Patients
occasionally score off their medical advisers.
One of them, weary of being kept waiting in
a fashionable physician's anteroom, called a
servant, and gave him this message: 'Tell
the doctor that if he can't see me within five
minutes I shall get quite well.'
CARLYLE, SCOTT, AND SLEEP.
In nothing is the contrast between those
two men, Scotchmen both, Carlyle and Scott,
more strikingly shown than in the matter of
sleep. Nothing short of a "treacle sleep" in
which he could lie sound as a stone" for
hours could satisfy Carlyle. His naps were
serious things, and if any inroad from without
or within were made upon them anathemas
and waes me's' would be sure to follow;
while constant nights of waking and aching
would be met by Scott with scarce a grumble,
or but a playful one. A dog whose yelping
had disturbed his slumbers, moved Carlyle to
the jocosely savage wish that he had the
animal by its hind legs within reach of a stone
wall. Bilious and headache this morning,'
notes Scott, under the influence of a like
infliction occurring in the very midst of his
sea of troubles. A dog howl'd all night, and
left me little sleep; poor cur !' with an outgo-
ing of sympathy towards the unconscious
toubler of his repose 'I dare say he had his
distresses, as I have mine.' But as De Quincey
said,of Mrs. Siddons, for whom he seems to
ha'e cheriished an almost impassionate admi-
ration, that the worst of her presence was, it
seemed, to dwarf that of everyone else, even
of otherwise more presentable people, so to
read of Scott makes most others, even of the
noblest and best, appear small by comparison.
T"-; RUIN WROUGhT BY ABSINTHE.
M. Rlohefort's recent advocacy of temper-
ance 1as directed attention to the consumption
of absinthe in France, and some startling
statements in connection therewith are being
made. lMen as a rule take the absinthe diluted
with water, sipping it slowly. But the wo-
men, to the consternation of the doctors, insist
as a rule on drinking it 'neat,' with most
terrible results to their constitutions. The
number of men whom France has lost through
the abuse of the opalescent but poisonous
fluid, from the great poet Alfred de Musset,
who used to be picked up drunk and half dead
every night in the streets, down to the
celebrated artist and caricaturist Andre Gill,
is simply appalling. Au idea of the extent of
the evil may be gathered from the recent
returns of the ;i ministry of finance, which show
that at the present moment there is a march-
anwd de vin, or French absinthe seller, to every
three houses in the French metropolis.-- We t-
mlinste r Gavette.
A MOCKERY OF PRAYER.
The minister who recently declined to offei
prayer at the opening of the Virginia Legisla-
ture took a proper Christian stand. The cere-
mony which convention demands shall be per-
formed each morning when a legislative body
sits is but a mockery of prayer and a cheapen-
ing of religion. The thing would not be don(
except for consideration of the supposed pre-
ferences of religious people, who are really
scandalized by it, and the action of the Virgi-
na preacher is therefore to be applauded. 11
clergymen would unite in discouraging th(
practice, it would soon cease, greatly to th(
credit and glory of religion.-Detroit Tribune
LONDON, April 4.-Mr. Joseph Chamberlait
Secretary of State for the Colonies, proposes ti
call a colonial conference to discuss his scheme fo
an imperial zollverein, as outlined in his recent
speech before the Canadian Club. Briefly put, hi
scheme contemplates free trade between Grea
Britain and her colonies and protection against
the rest of the world.
Cunard Steamship Company's Report.-LONDON
April 5.-The annual report of the Cunard Steam
ship Company shows that the profits in 1895, in
eluding 2,000 brought forward from 1894
amounted to a total of 144,000. After the fixe
and other charges are met, there is only 1,400
hence there will be no dividend on the ordinary'
shares. The report complains of bad business
throughout the year, except in the cabin passengc
branch, which showed a fair increase.
Murdered by Matabeles.-LONDON, April 5.-Th
Standard will, to-morrow, publish a despatch froi
Buluwayo, furnished it by a news agency, say
ing that the Matabeles have murdered a hundre
whites and that 250 are still missing.
LONDON, April 5.-A despatch from Manill
says that the town of Santa Cruz, on the Wes
coast of the island of Luzon, 110 miles Northwes
of Manilla, has been almost completely destroyed
Four thousand houses were burned and 30,00
persons were rendered homeless.
Costa Rica's big Coffee Crop.-PANAMA, Colombia
April 1.-The number of coffee plantations in th
Republic of Costa Rica is 8,595, and the number c
trees planted on these plantations is no less tha
26,282,874. The crop last year, according to off
cial statistics, yielded 15,160,868 kilograms of col
fee, representing a value of more than $9,000,00(
The population of the Republic is scarcely mor
than two hundred thousand.
Hayti's New President.-KmIGsTON, Jamaica
April 1.--The National Assembly of Hayti elected
as President of Hayti elected as President Genera
T. Simon Sam, Minister of War and Marine in th
Republic. Affairs in the country are in the mos
BOERS TO HELP ENGLAND.
LONDON, April 1.-A despatch from Zanziba
says it is reported there that two hundred Soudar
ese who were recently convoyed from Port Said t
Beira have been despatched to Bulawayo.
The report current in Pretoria that the govern
ment of the Transvaal will offer to Sir IHercule
Robinson, Governor of the Cape Colony, the assist
ance of the burgher forces against the Matabelei
has been officially confirmed. The assistance
offered will extend t0 the protection of the women
and children in Matabeleland.
Mr. Cecil Rhodes, ex-Premier of the Cape Colony
who is on his way from Beira to Buluwayo, ha
arrived at Port Salisbury in safety.
A Cape Town despatch says that telegraph
communication with Buluwayo has been interrupt
SUCCESS OF CHINA'S NEW LOAN.
LONDON, April 1.-The new Chinese Anglo
German loan of 16,000,000 was closed this morn
ing six hours before the time advertised for th
cessation of bids. The loan was oversubscribed ii
The Standard says it is understood that the por
tion of the loan offered in London was more thai
four times over subscribed, and was finally quote
at one per cent premium. The loan bears interest
at five per cent.
The subscriptions in London for the new Chines
Anglo-German loan of 16,000,000 amounted ti
20,000,000 which was more than four times th
sum reserved for London. The German subscrip
tions aggregated thirty-five times the Germai
ITALIANS WIN A BATTLE.
MAssowAH, April 4.-On Thursday last fiv(
thousand dervishes attacked, between Kassala and
Sabderat, a mixed Italian and native battalion
that was convoying a caravan from Kassala. The
dervishes were repulsed. They withdrew unti
they received reinforcements when they made
another attack. The battalion had in the mean.
time also been reinforced, and again defeated the
'dervishes with severe loss. The Italians lost
about one hundred killed and wounded. Among
the latter are Major Amadori and Captain Brun.
Colonel Stevani, commanding the garrison at
Kassala, estimates that there are fifteen thousand
dervishes in the vicinity of that town. He has ap-
plied to General Baldisoera, the Italian command-
er in chief, for reinforcements, and the latter has
ordered infantry and artillery to proceed to Kas-
sala from Keren.
ONE MORE FRENC[ CRISIS.
The New York Herald says: "The Anglo-
Egyptian expedition up the Nile hai had the
curious effect of creating another constitutional
crisis in France. It has brought the Cabinet and
the Senate for the third ti'ne into collision. The
Prime Minister early in the week had made a
statement about Egypt, in reply to an interpella-
tion by M. Bardoux, who is a kind of leader in
the Senate. Then he made a second statement ia
the Chamber of Deputies. Neither satisfied the
Senate, and he was summoned l to answer further
questions. He civilly but ftutly refused. There-
upon the Senate by a vote uf 157 to 77 declared
its want of confidence in the Ministry.
"Now the theory of the Senate is that a IMinis-
try under the ban of the S nate ought to resign.
They tried to enforce this theory a month ago by
two separate votes of censure. Both times the
Chamber of Deputies retorted by votes of confi-
dence in the Cabinet, and tha Cabinet announced
that, so long as it possessed the confidence of the
Chamber, it would not roign. The Senate final.
ly gave way, and it was supposed. that the que-
tion was settled.
1" But constitutional questions in France, though
settled, do not stay sitled. The S.mate persists
in its view and keeps the naat'er open, hoping,
evidently, that on some more fortunate issue it
may yet succeed in driving this radical CObiuiot
from office. But to pass such a vote and than ad-
journ till April 2S was not good tactics. Is sire.
ply leaves the Cabioet in posetsiou."
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L., HONEY AS A FOOD.
; Probably most people consider honey as the
y equal in value for food of any sweet sauce-no
ss better, no worse. All should know that it
Possesses one great superiority-ease of diges-
tion. The nectar cf flowers is almost wholly
cane sugar. The secretions added by the bees
e change this to grape sugar, and so prepare it
m that it is almost ready for assimilation without
- any effort on the part 0of the stomach; in fact.
d Prof. A. J. Cook once styled honey "digested
nectar." It will be readily seen that honey is
a a very desirable food for those with weakened
t digestive powers. If a person is very tired,
st "too exhausted to eat," it is astonishing how a
d few tastes of honey will act almost like magic
Almost no effort is required to make it ready
0 for assimilation. Persons suffering from some
forms of kidney trouble will find that honey
is a much more beneficial food for them than
a, is cane sugar.
e In eating comb-honey, many strive to eject
tf every particle of wax, fearing that, as wax is
n indigestible, nightmare and other troublesome
i- consequences will follow an indulgence in
f- warm biscuit and honey. It is true that bread
0. is more easily digested than warm biscuit, as
.e the latter is inclined t1 "pack in chewing,
but it may surprise some to know that comb-
a, honey is really an aid to the digestion of hot
d bread or biscuit. The philosophy of the mat-
a ter is that the flakes of wax prevent the
e packing," while the honey readily dissolves
t out, leaving passages for the gastric-juice to
enter the mass of food. The flakes of wax are
indigestible, that is true, but when warmed
are perfectly smooth and soft, and will not in-
jure the most delicate membrane; in fact, they
r act as a gentle stimulant, and are beneficial in
- some form of alimentary difficulties. The un-
o pleasant symptoms from which some suffer
after eating honey mray often be removed by
drinking a little milk -Albany Cultivator.
i- TO BE RULED BY WOMEN.
o TOPEKA, Kan., April 10.-The enfranchised
n women of Ellis Kan., scored a sweeping vic-
tory at the recent municipal election.
SA complete ticket of Jwomen candidates was
s nominated, and all were elected, with the ex-
clption of Mrs. Clara Sheldon, candidate for
c Police Judge who was defeated by a majority
of 6 Mrs M. A. Wade, proprietor of a millin-
ery and dry goods stor), was elected Mayor,
and Mrs. Viola Gaylord. Mrs. Lillian Hussey,
Mrs Emma Shields, and Mrs. Ella Newcomer
weie elected members of the Council by aver-
age majorities of 20.
The women named their ticket law and
- order" and they propose to enforce the prohi-
e bition law to the letter.
A TREE LABELED "DANGEROUS."
n From The Pall fall Gazette.
t A tree has just been added to the Botanical
Gardens in Madras which is so rabid that it
e has had to be railed in and labeled Danger-
o oas; all persons are forbidden to touch the
e leaves or branches of this tree." This muzzling
. order has been necessitated by the fact that
n the tree's bite is a good deal worse than its
bark. Under the leaves there are a lot of bris-
tles, like the hairs on a nettle, only more so,
which cause any rash handler to feel a severe
and lasting burning pain. There is something
hydrophobic about the bite, too, for the pain
becomes aggravated in wet weather or if the
sufferer is rash enough to wash his hands. It
is a pity that dogs cannot read the notice, be-
I cause if they happen to touch the fatal leaves
they at once set up a dismal howl and roll and
rush about in a manner which does not suggest
that they are enjoying themselves. But the
t men of Burmah, where this tree lives when it
is at home, carry on even more astonishingly.
They know it of old, ani its very smell is
enough to send them rolling about in agonies
of fear. There ought to be plenty of innocent
I merriment going on in the Madras gardens just
"General" Booth's scheme for relieving the
congested population by village settlements
does not seem to have been much advanced by
his tour through India. His proposal to the
government involved not only grants of land,
but funds to start settlements also, for he will
not devote money collected in England to In-
dian purposes. It is reported that he failed to
gain the support of the wealthy classes, though
one big donation of Rs. 10,000 was promised to
him, During his visit to Calcutta he was in
communication with persons high ia authori-
ty, but his scheme was so vague and general
that the government of India decided that no
(action upon it was possible. However, the
local governments are left free to deal with
any proposals "General" Booth may make to
tsem, as they already have the power to give
waste lands and to make money advances,
: Bat it is tli iagiht to be most improbable that
these subordinate governments will move in
the matter until a more definite shape has been
given to the scheme. Yleaawhile, an attack
has been made upon the management of the
Salvati m Army farm in Gujarat, which does
not seen to be a brilliant success General "
i3oot i's proposals have no)t excited the least
enthisiasma, it is said, among the native com-
munity, while the authorities decline to admit
that any good purpose would be served by the
state's tinaancing his proposed settlements.
The Duke of Argyll and the Duke of Westmins.
ter will send a circular to the American and Cana-.
dian Press appealing for funds for the relief of the
suffering Armenians. Although 35,000 have al.
ready been expended, 100,000 is still required.
WHEN MEN WEEP.
It is one of the first laws of the philosophy
of emotion that men shall not cry. They must
find some outlet for their pent-up feelings.
Swearing is the most natural expedient, but as
this is considerably worse than crying, the
safest plan, perhaps, is to make frequent use
of the expressions. Dear me!" and "Good-
ness gracious!" which are perfectly harmless.
There are, as everyone must know, times
when even the strongest men are overcome by
their feelings, and a terribly heart-rending
sight it is to see a big frame convulsed with
sobs, and a proud, manly face stained with
As a rule, however, it is neither pain nor
grief which will make a man civ. Soldiers,
who will bear excruciating injuries without a
moan, have been known to break down when
the lights are lowered and some very thrilling
scene is portrayed on the Adelphi boards.
Orators and singers are both subject in an
extraordinary degree to the sway of emotion
Tears are no uncommon sight in a pulpit. In
fact, there are few preachers whose voices are
not, at times so full that they are choked with
feeling, and their eyes bedimmed with tears.
Then if you glance around the hushed assem-
bly, who are hanging on the preacher's words,
you will see many a man whose cheeks are
moist from sympathy.
The great Spurgeon would often break down
under stress of feeling, and Canon Liddon's
utterance many a rime failed him from the
overwhelming pathos which his emotional
Sims Reeves' Tom Bowling" always affect-
ed the famous singer, and Mario was known
to break down when the well of his gentle
heart's emotion was filled until the tears could
no longer be held back.
Air. John Bright was known on several oc-
casions to give way to his fv--liaHs. in deliver-
ing a public speech while Lord Russell is often
beaten by the pathos of his own impassioned
THE BERMUDA'S ROMANTIC LOG.
One officer tells the story of the Disembarkation of
the Cuban Filibusters from the bold Steamer.-
PUERTO CORTEZ, Honduras, March 29.-The
Steamship Bermuda, which was detained in
New York harbour on Friday February 24, as
she was preparing to leave for Cuba with a
large and enthusiastic party of patriots and an
ample supply of arms and ammunition, arrived
here this morning, after the successful issue of
her later attempt. She took on a cargo of
bananas for Philadelphia.
The story of her voyage, ending in the safe
disembarkation of the filibusters and their
armament, bristles with dramatic incident.
There were moments when discovery and
destruction see.ned imminent. Spanish war
ships hovered on every side, and once a giant
search light from one of them swept over the
Bermuda and all seemed lost.
The log was reeled off by one of the officers
of the ship, who told his story in a matter of
fact which rather served to intensify than dull
I'll tell you the story," said he. begin-
ning with our departure from New York har-
bour. You know that on Saturday, March 14,
we lay at anchor off Bedloe's Island. We had
some trouble in eng iging a crew owing to tho
previous difficulty with the United States au-
thorities. But after we had got our agents at
work the thing went beautifully.
TAKING ON THE ARMS.
Men who were sounded on the scheme
fired up with enthusiasm. They were willing
to ship for any port, Vera Cruz, or further if
there was need. That night we took on board
310 cases arms, ammunition and other war
supplies. The shipment of these articles was
slow work, but it proceeded surely. Every-
thing was in readiness by sunrise and on Sat-
urday morning at seven o'clock we weighed
anchor and slipped through the Narrows, fol-
lowed by a couple of tugs, one of which we
were told was in the service of the New York
Herald. There were then nine Cubans on
"That was the blithest Sunday those Cu-
bans had spent in many a long day. Their
ardor was catching. They sang, laughed,
cheered and altogether conducted themselves
like crazy men.
"During the night of Monday, March 16,
we steamed up and down the coast at half
speed, and when the day dawned the Bermu-
da was a changed ship. Men had been set to
work in the night to change her red funnel to
This was necessary to avoid immediate
identification in case we should fall in with
any Spanish men-of-war and the event proved
that the precaution was well timed.
DANGER VERY NEAR.
The sun rose brilliantly as if in favor of
our enterprise, and as the sea was brightening,
under his first rays our hearts sank like lead
at the spectacle presented a few miles to sea-
ward. There in the half light hung a big
Spanish man-of-war. She seemed not over
two miles away, and I do not-yet understand
how it was she let us go by unchallenged. We
did nothing but watch her apprehensively
until she sank out of our view on the edge of
On Tuesday morning she cast anchor off
Assateague Island, Va., and took on a ouanti_
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ty of lumber, eight boAts and four seamen.
The seamen were badly needed. By two
o'clock in the afternoon she was heading
northward again. Next day the Bermuda
came to anchor early in the morning off At-
lantic City. Here General Garcia came on
board with twenty two Cubans, and among
them was Senor Nunez. In half an hour she
was heading southward with her band of Cu-
bands, who were in the very best of spirits.
All went well until March 19, when a stiff
southerly gale roughened the sea. On the
. following day, Friday, the gale increased, the
waves rose still higher, the ship laboured con-
siderably and then a marked change came over
the landsmen-they were dreadfully seasick,
On Saturday however, the weather moderated,
but the engines broke down twice that day,
once in the morning and once in the afternoon,
This caused a delay of four hours altogether.
During the lull the arms and ammunition were
brought on deck and distributed to the Cu-
OFF THE CUBAN COAST.
Fine weather and a smooth sea ushered in
the Sabbath, and the Cubans busied themselves
in making into small packages the munitions
of war for greater facility in landing. The
Bermuda passed Turks' Island on the morning
of the 23rd, and on Tuesday the 21th, hove to
three miles off shore, about seven miles west
of Baracoa, in the southeast end of Cuba. It
was an anxious time for the Cubans. A re-
connoitring party, consisting of volunteers
from the ship's crew, including the New York
Pilot and five Cubans, the whole commanded
by one of the ship's officers, went ashore.
A signal had been arranged with the ship.
If the reconnoitring p irty found nothing sus-
picious the signal was to be given for lowering
the boats and effecting a landing. Fortune
favoured the expedition. The discipline w.'a
excellent, and in a remarkably short tinte the
cargo and the men were safely ashore. It w
two o'clock in the morning when th Lst b >)at
i,'ad left the vessel.
THE LANDING IN CUBA.
Up in the deep blue sky the moon was shin-
ing brightly ani the stars shona gloriously.
The hearts of those first on shore beat high
when they saw each little cargo come silently
and swiftly from the ship to the shore. As
boat after boat unloaded its band th.re was a
disposition to cheer, but this disposition was
checked by the officers, who could not afford
to let the enthusiasm of their c)inrades lead
them into danger, which it was not no ussary
to face just then.
It was well for us that all our movouaanti
at this critical time were chiractrizeo by thu
utmost caution, Not a word was spoken" ai
the men an arms were landed. Seven mile
away in Baracoa Flarbour, six Spanish cruisers
were lying, and th i slightest blunder wouLt
have imperilled all our lives."
The officer concluded his narrative by stating
that thirty minutes after the Cubans mnarch)d
inland and the Bermuda got under way again
a Spanish man of war c.nue out of the harbor
and began swinging her searchlight across the
sea. Again fortune favouredc the Bermu 1I
and she escaped notic.1.
Black Plague in Yoeshaima,.-YoKOHAMA, April 4.
-Two deaths from black plague have occurred in
this city, and the authorities have knowledge of
another case of the disease, which will result fatal-
ly. Both of the men who died were Chinamen.
S.;'a, AC. -. -April, 1S96.
A A R K Sts
CAMBRIDGE LOCAL EX AMINATIONS, 1895.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette;
Dear Sir,--As there is a considerable amount of interest now taken in the Cambridge Local
Examinations, I should be very much obliged if you could find room for the following Tables in your
T. WADDINGTON, Local Secretary.
The following Tables shew the success and failure in detail of each Candidate from the Bermuda
Centre, at the Examinations held in December 1895. The letter p denotes the student satisfied, f that
the student failed to satisfy, the Examiners in a section. The absence of both letters in any
section shows that the student was not examined, inv hL-, section. D denotes that the student gained
distinction in a section. S in the class column denotes that the student satisfied the Examiners on the
whole examination. The number 2 denotes that the Candidate was placed in Second Class Honours..
A blank in the class column denotes that the Crid;,hate failed to satisfy the Examiners and the letter
W that the Candidate was rejected on the ground of general weakness.
W. H. Jackson .........
S. S. Spurling .........
A. Hinson ...............
V. Hayward ............
S. Tucker ..............
A blank in the age
J. D. Cavanagh .........
H. C. Cox ............
C. R. Duerden .........
C. T. Fowle ..........
D. H. Lines ..........
B. C. Outerbridge ......
C. P. Pitt ..............
F. W. Peniston .........
D. C. Robinson .........
L C ox.....................
A. B. Gray ...........
M. Middleton ..........
M. R. Fowle .......
E. M. Gosling............
E. G. Jones..............
f a Senior signifies that the
Candidate is over 19 years of age.
S P f
F. S. Cavanagh .....
D. A. Clarke ............
C. H Clay ...............
J. W. Jackson .........
A. M. Wingood .........
E. K. Wolff..............
W. J. Young ...........
S. 0. Swan ..............
E. M. Crawford .........
A blank in the age column of the Preliminary Candidates
the age of 14.
shows that the Student is over
For the Royal (i( ette.
"Dolls' Drill" inTaid of Cottage Hospital.
The "Land of Dreams" and the Dolls'
Drill," were the entertainments advertised to
come off in the Gymnasium on Wednesday
afternoon and evening last and for this uovel
entertainment we took our tickets.
Most of us have vivid recollections of how
when children we used to cluster round
firesides and listen to the fairy tales which
some good old nurse, or better still our mother,
used to tell us of these wonderful elves and the
wondrous things they caused to happen togcood
children. Imagine our surprise and deligluh
then on our taking our seats in the above hall,
as the curtain rose, to see real live faries, and
walking dolls of different sizes dressed in every
variety of colors, with colored hats to match,
marching in perfect time to the popular air of
Tommy Atkins." played by the drums and
fifes of the Leinster Regiment, and six of tie
dearest little baby dolls dressed in i. .1, white
frocks, with baby caps, followed their older
sister dolls in the drill which consisted of
marching in twos, then counter-marching and
then in single file, it was one of the prettiest
sights we have ever witnessed. How tlese
little babes did, not to get out of line, and get
all mixed, is a wonder to us. Certainly great
credit is due to Professor MacQuarrie for the
perfect manner in which they went through
their evolutions ; and a special vote of thanks
is due to this Professor who charged nothing
for his tuition and to Mr. Slee for the free use
of the hall, and, also, to Miss Hurst, the origin-
ator of the performance.
The Dolls' Drill" came first: this was fol-
lowed 'by a skirt dance by Miss King, which
was heartily encored, as also was a sailor's
hornpipe which Miss King performed in excel.
lent style. The performance was brought to a
close by a small play called "' Dreamland and
very nicely put on the boards, the fairies doing
their fairy-dancing to perfection, and here we
must not omit to mention Simple Simon who
was inimitable in his part, the audience being
kept in roars of laughter by his ridiculous in-
terrogations of Have a Poy (Pie)?"
Below stairs an ample supply of cakes, ices
and candies were on sale and the fairies, dolls
.nid baby dolls deserve the refreshments which
were readily bought for them. The net results
of the entertainment have been handed to the
Secty.-Treasr., and amount, we hear to over
34. A word to the little ones who took such
an active part in this entertainment for the
Hospital and then I am done, Mr. Editor, and
it is this: that in Chamber's Street Hospital in
New York, over the main entrance there is a
large painting of our Lord with the children
gathered round him and lie is pointing to them
and saying "Inasmuch as ye did it unto one of
the least of these my brethren ye did it unto
me." Let each child remember that by their
efforts in this good cause, by helping to raise a
hospital for the relief of the suffering ones and
by alitviating their sufferings they are carrying
out their Saviour's admonition Inasmuch as
ye did it unto them ye did unto me."
Bermuda, 17th April, 1896.
The "Leinster Lilies" Minstrel Troupe.
The Minstrel Troupe of the 2nd Battn Leinster
Regiment gave their first performance in Bermuda
in the Theatre Royal, Prospect, on Thursday, 16th
April, 1896, under the patronage of His Excellency
the Governor. The proceeds of the entertainment
were intended for the widow and orphans of the
late Color-Serjeant Corcoran, 2nd Leinster Regt,
who died a few days after the arrival of the batta-
lion in this colony, and it is pleasing to be able to
record that the affair was quite a success. The
orchestra was composed of the members of the
splendid band of the regiment by the kind permis-
sion of Lt-Col Glancy and the officers of the
battalion. The first part of the programme was
the sitting of the minstrels, and both the senti-
mental and comic singing was very good and the
jokes fresh and well rendered, the majority of the
work falling into the very capable hands of Pte.
Simmonds, who is quite a first rate performer.
The operetta The Blind Beggars was exception-
ally good and was well received as was also the
concluding side-splitting farce. The arrangements
throughout were of the most complete character
and reflect a deal of credit on Bandmaster Lane,
2nd Leinster Regt, who, we understand, carried
out the arduous and responsible duties of general
manager. The following is the programme :-
Overture Mirella" Gounod.
1. Opening Chorus Hark the Drum" Troupe.
2. Comic Song Handel, Moses" Pte. Simmonds.
3. Ballad Silver Moonlight" Boy Cooper.
4. Comic Song "It's gone! Pte Osgood.
5. Plantation Song My Old Kentucky Home "
Sergt Smith, M.s.c.
6. Jubilee Song Climb, Chillum, Climb "
7. Ballad Only to see her face "
8. Comic Song But it is so! Pte. Simmonds.
9. Plantation Song The Alabama Coon "
10. Closing Chorus Onward Roaming Troupe.
"American Melodies "
"THE BLIND BEGGARS,"
(Operetta in one Act by Offenbach).
DRAMATIC PERSON~ :
Mr. Zachariah Morgan, Artful
Mr. Bufflies, Mendicants.
A Pedestrian, Mendicants.
Schmr. McCleesh and Bd.-Sgt. Hoole.
Valse Jungherren Tanze Gung'l.
To conclude with a Farce, entitled :
Mr. Wig'em (Master)
GOD SAVE THE qVIAN.