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(*O, 3 7.)-SESSION-1896.
Tuesday, 15Mh December, 1896.
Pursuant to adjournment the House met.
Present,-His Honour the Chief Justice, President;
The Honourable the Colonial Secretary,
the Receiver General,
'" J. H. Trimingham,
T. N. Dill,
6 R. D, Darrell,
1" J. M, Hayward,
4' S. S. Ingham.
On motion of the Hon. J. H, Trimingham, the
Bill entitled The Clergy Act, 1896,"-was read
the second time.
The Houise went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. T. N. Dill in the Chair.
Clauses 1 and 2 were agreed to
Clause 8 wad agreed to,-the Hon. J. M. Hay-
ward and the HCn. T. N. Dill objecting,
The remaining Clauses of the Bill were severally
The Committee rose,
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House adopted the Report.
The House resumed in Committee the consider-
ation of the Resolve granting 750 to defray the
expense of the improvement and extension of the
public wharf at Mangrove Bay, Sandys Parish.
The Hon. the Receiver General in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve without
The House adopted the Report.
Adjourned to Friday next, the 18ch instant.
Abstract of the Proceedings of the IHonourable
House of Assembly.
No. 45.-Session ot 1896.
Wednesday, December 16th, 1896,
Members Present,-His Honor the Speaker.
S C Bell, J H Masters,
Win Bluck, T A Outerbridge,
N A Cooper, T H Outerbridge,
W S Frith, A Outeibridge,
S B Gray, C Peniston,
R Gray, G Spurling,
A Goaling, D Trimingham,
M S Hunt, J H Trim-ingham, Jr,
A J Hodsdon, R Tynes,
J H T Jackson, N Vesey.
8 A Masters,
On motion of Di T A Outerbridge the House
went into a Committee of the whole House to
consider the Petition of Constable Christopher
Mr M S Hunt in the chair.
Dr TA Outerbridge moved that the prayer of
the petition be granted and that it be recom.
mended to the House to make a grant to
Christopher Steed Appowen to cover the legal
expenses incurred by him in defending a suit
brought against him for damages by Charles
Birch whilst in the discharge of his duty as
constable of Hamilton Parish-which was
agreed to. Mr Vesey objecting.
The House resumed and adopted the resolution
of the Committee.
The following Message from His Excellency the
G DIGBY BARKER,
Governor and Commander- in- Chief,
The Governor has the honour to forward for the
bly, the report of the Commission appointed in
compliance with the request contained in the mes-
sage from the Honourable House dated the
5th June 1895, to i:.m'ire into the condition of
paupers receiving Parish aid and of the Poorhouses
in the Colony, also into the working of the Acts.
for the relief of the poor and to report what mea-
sures, if any, are required to render the said Acts
> better suited to the necessities of the Colony.
Public Buildings, Hamilton,
15th December, 1896.
On motion of Mr R Gray the Municipal Election
Bill was read a second time and committed.
Mr S A Masters in the chair.
S ihe 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 5th clauses wcre
severally moved Ly Mr R, Gray and agreed to.
Mr R Gray moved the 6th clause.
Mr Vesey moved to add to Clause 6. Provid-
ed that if no such Justice of the Peace be pre-
sent at such election, the municipal freeholders
of the town for which Euch election is held
then present may eect a municipal freeholder
of such town not being a member of the cor-
poration or a candidate for such election to
preside at such election, and in such case such
freeholder shall for all purposes act as Presid-
ing Officer at such election, and shall have all
the rights and privileges conferred by this Act
on the Presiding Officer at a municipal election,
-which was agreed to.
The clause as amended was theu agreed to.
The 7th, 8th, 9th, 10th, 11th, 12th, 13th and
14th clauses were severally moved by .`.r It Gray
and agreed io.
Mr R Gray moved the 15th clause,-which was
The klank was filled up "fifty."
Mr R Gray moved the 16th clause,-which was
Mr R Gray moved the adoption of the schedule,
-which was agreed to.
The House resumed,
The Chairman reported the bill and it was
-adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
Slhe Attorney General moved that the bill en-
titled The School Teachet's Superannuation Act,
1896 be now read a third time.
The A.ttei'.Ly General moved that Rule No 31
be upt-nded in order to enable him to offer an
amendment of which notice had not been ,-h.:nl
-which was agreed to.
The Attorney General moved to add after the
word allowancess" in the 1st clause the words
"for proficiency and._,.ttrnh-.':.." in two places,
-which was agreed tc.
Mr N A Cooper's motion ot which he gave
notice on the 11th instant, viz, to strike out the
4th clause, was affirmed.
Ayes 9-Tlt::-is Win Bluck, N A Cooper, W S
Frith, M S Hunt, J Hi T Jackson, J tiAlasters,
T A Outerbridge, G Spurling, D Trimtingham.
Nays 8--t.i..,i S B Gray, R Gray, A J iHods-
don, S A Masters, A Outerbridge, C Peniston, J
Trimingigham, jr, N Vesey.
The Attorney General moved that clauses 5 and
6 be renumbered 4 and 5,-which was agreed to.
Mr J H Triminghani, jr, moved as a verbal
amendment that th8 words "or her" be inserted
in the 5th clause of the bill between the word
"his" and the word "office,"-which was agreed
Clause 7 was renumbered 6 on motion of the
The Attorney General moved that the bill as
amended be now read a third time,--which was
The bill was then read a third time and passel.
Dr T A Outerbridge introduced a Resolve on
behalf of Constable Appowen to cover the legal
expenses incurred by him in defending an action
brought against him by one Charles Thomas
Burch in the Court of General Assiza in October,
On motion of the Attorney General the House
went into a Committee of the whole House to con-
sider the Council's proposed amendments to the
West End Channel Bill.
Mr S A Masters in the Chair.
The 1st amendment was concurred in on motion
of the Attorney General.
The Attorney General moved that the 2nd
amendment be concurred in,-which was nega-
Ayes 4-Messrs S B Gray, R Gray, M S Hunt,
Nays 13--Messrs Speaker, Wm Bluck, N A
Cooper, W S Frith, A J Hodsdon, J .- r Jack-
son, J IH Masers, T A Outerbridge, A Outer-
bridge, G t8purling, D friwnugham, J H Trim-
ingham, jr, N Vesey.,
The Attorney General moved that the 3rd
amendment be not concurred in, -which was
The Attorney General moved the 4th amend-
ment be concurred in,-which was not seconded.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill as amended and
the Bill wai ordered to be returned to the Legis-.
lative Council with the following Message :-
Mr. President and Honourable Gentlemen of the Legis,
We are directed by the House of Assembly to
return to Your Honourable House the Bill entitled
"The West End Chaunels Act" and to inform
Your Honourable House that the Assembly have
concurred in the 1st amendment proposed by Your
Honourable House to be made to the said Bill
which has accordingly been made thereto, but have
not concurred in either of the other amendments.
Sessions House, December 16th, 1896.
Mr R Giay gave notice that on the 3rd reading
of the Bill entitled The Municipal Election Act,
1896 he will move to amend the 6th clause oy
striking out the word "such" on the 3,d line ot
the printed bill, and also by striking out the word
" such" where it occurs in the fifth place in the
proviso added to the clause in Committee.
The Attorney General moved that the Rule No.
31 be suspended in order that the, Public Garden
Bill riay be recommitted,-which was agreed to,
The Bill was accordingly recommitted.
Mr J H Trimingham, jr, in the chair.
The Attorney General moved-Clause 1 -to
strike out of the first -and second lines (printed
Bill) the words "with all practicable dispatch
after the passing of this Act and insert instead
the words with the approval of the Governor-in-
rise, report progress and obtain leave to sit again,
-which was negatived.
Ayes 4. Nays 5.
The Attorney General's motion was then agreed
Mr R Gray moved to inuet, the words or par-
cels after the word parr:'- on the second line
of the printed clause,-which was agreed to.
Mr R Graymoved to ~rh-liti' "fif hund-
red," for "one thousand" in the 2nd Clause,-
which w1 or':.! c ,-M r W S Frith ,bj-wti'-.
Mr R G y -m, td to substitute eighteen hun.
dred f.-" 'ai v,- hundred," in the 3rd clause-
which was 1.. ",- :Jr WV S Frith objecting.
.. i ,': ; er.- i moved CL!. .s 4: Strike
out all aft :- the words "It s.ll.. be lawful for
the Governor" and i.-ert in it d "whenever
"the Board of Public Works shall have report-
"ed to him that I.,itic-int 7..r- .: -. has been
made towards :,'.:urig a .'.:.- parcel or
"parcels of land for the purposes of this Act
'to render it expedient t., secure the services
of a Superintendent fo.r the public garden to
"be established under 'i Act, from time to
"time to appoint a superintendent of the pro-
"posed establishment at a salary not exceed-
"' -. pounds a year "-which was
r ..i to,
The blank was filled up three hundred.
The Attorney Generai moved-Preamble-to
insert after the word provide in the first line
(printed bill) the words with al p,;-.':. i'-e des-"
patch,"-which was agreed to
The House resumed
The Chairman reported the Bill and it was
adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
Mr i Gray gave notice that oa the next day of
meeting he will move that a Committee of two
members of the House be appointed to carefully
collate the Companies Bil, when tho same has
been engrossed, with the original Bill and the
amendments made thereto in Committee of the
whole House, and to r -rnrt to the House at the
next day of meeting w!. '. i the engrossed Bill is
Mr R Gray gave entice that in the event of the
Committee ,ipp',iA.- in .i --.-1. ., with the pre-
vious notice i p .,ri-,. the Companies Bill as en-
grossed to be correct, he will at the third reading
of the Bill move that it be read a third time by its
title only, without rc '": the Bill in ertemno.
Adjourned to Friday next.
Orders for neat 2f ing : -
Resolve, grant to Constable Bargess,-2nd
Municipal Election L. ,-3rd reading
Resolve, mi favour of Couatable Appowen,-2nd
Public Garden Bill,-3rd reading.
For next Jiceting but one: --
Companys Bili,-3rd reading.
(Written expressly for the Royal Gazette.)
CHRIST-MAS G.A.TIT E
'Mid the multifarious Themes which Christ-
mas suggests for thought, that of gratitude
seems a leading one, well worthy of our earnest
consideration. The gloom of the Expulsion
from Eden of our first parents is somewhat re-a
duced by the promise of the seed, which should
in due process of time bruise the beguiling
Serpent. The glimpses of Divine Manifesta-
tions down the ages are refreshing exhibits,
full of bright hopes for our race, having the
promise of redemption from lower to higher
destinies, in keeping with man's first and high
estate. In sundry times, and in divers manners
the voice that breathed o'er Eden made itself
heard in the great arena of the world. Men
marvelled to see the things which they saw,
and to hear the sounds which they heard, the
majesty of Divinity reigning in high suprem-
acy, far above and beyond the crimes and lo-
calities of earth. What is man that Thou art
mindful of him, and that Thou so regardest
him ? The assertion is largely self evident that
man was made in the image of God, and
hence the key note to all that is recorded of
God's dealings with man, designed to draw
him back from pollution to his original purity
fitted for his destiny in his transitions of being.
If Sin has abounded, Grace has super-abound-
ed. We are called forth from darkness to
light, we are redeemed from the power of
Satan unto God, in whotn we live, and move,
and have our being. As the patriarchs and
prophets looked forward, we in these last days
look back, and our mutual visions centre in the
great Light of the World, the Man Christ
Jesus in Himself fulfilling all righteousness.
But our vision is clearer in our contemplation
than that of those who looked forward to the
promises and saw them afar off, inasmuch as
the light of Gospel Truth shines brightly across
our range of vision, making us superior to the
many Prophets and Kings, whose expectations
failed of the realizations which are ours. For
0 God! We have heard with our ears, and our
Fathers have declared unto us, the Noble Works
that Thou didst in their days and in the olden
time before them.
The simplicity of the Gospel Narrative
stands forth in bold relief and nothing
can excel its excellence. The lan-
guage is plain, the facts perfectly clear. But
great is the mystery of Godliness,-God man-
ifest in the flesh. Condescension unspeakable;
that, accepting with all due reverence, has no
humiliating thoughts for man; yea, rather is
calculated to draw him upwards, and to lead
him onward in the race which is set before us.
Ch'ristmas Gratitude; that this knowledge has
been made known to us, a knowledge to make
us wise unto salvation. With grateful hearts
let us raise the anthem of praise to the Holiest
in the Height. Let peace be on the Earth and
let Good-will prevail among men of Good-will.
Let us go even unto Bethlehem, and see what
things have come to pass, which have been
their poean, the shepherds, tending their flocks
afield, have heard their celestial strains; the
Magi have followed the guiding star in its
brilliancy of glory, and before a humble babe,
with Mary His Mother in a lowly stall, they do
homage to the child Jesus in whom concen-
trates in mystic union the greatness of Divi-
nity with the weakness of humanity. No
amount of paraphrase can heighten our no-
tions of God's goodness to man thus shewn
beyond what the plain story of Christmas tells
us in language so clear and expressive. We
fell i:.. :eased with the whole relation. Who
is there so dull as not to rise to a high con-
templation of the realities of Christmas as pre-
sented to us, a heritage for ever ? Let the
Heavens rejoice, and let the Earth be glad
God hath spoken; and every word that pro-
ceeding out of the mouth of God shall be made
good. Accomplished are the prophetic utter-
ances, Christ is born in Bethlehem, let us ren-
der thanks to God, Who in Hiis 8on hath given
us eternal life, and we are become the Sons of
God, and it doth not yet appear what we shall
be Paradise Regained, that is the sequence
of Christmas, as Paradise Lost gave promise
though far distant of the certain coming of
Christmas. Hence our Christmas Gratitude
must flow from the (1 :-.:-,; recesses of our
hearts, that we are participators in the glori-
ous fruits of God's everlasting purposes from
all Eternity. Language fails in power to mir-
ror the depth of human thought, attempting
to rise to the height of the great themes of
Chri .:m : as they well up in overflowing
gratitude that the victory has been won, and
that Christ shall reign for ever and ever, and
that of His Kingdom there shall be no end.
Christmas is the root of Christianity which
has bestowed on the world so many marked
benefits, and therefore we have deep room for
gratitude when we consider the changes which
have been wrought, and which are now being
carried out in the Divine Providence for the
amelioration of mankind. That the world is
still largely Pagan must be acknowledged, but
it will be allowed that it has been greatly in-
fluenced by the prevalence of Christianity
within it,-the City, as it were, sc.t on a hill
which, from the nature of its site, cannot be
]..i;. And, ifit -". -~ ""'ney 'does nuot .*"Jlpp;Gi-Lqual
to what might be expected of it, the fault is
not inherent in the system, but lies chargeable
to human weakness. A survey of the historic
canvass exhibits what the condition of the
most powerful elements in the world was an-
terior to Christianity. And, in the contrast
with the dominant forces of our times, it is ex-
tremely difficult for us to exactly measure the
enormous strides which have been attained in
the successive stages of progress, Uncon-
sciously Christianity has been the silent leaven,
working for good and pursuing her onward
way of truth and righteousness. Deeds of
magnanimity of charity, and of mercy have
manifested themselves, generally unobtrusive-
ly, as the practical outcome of Christmas
Gratitude. "The word is all the better, all the
brighter, and all the nobler from tie condes-
cension of Christ becoming man, and so knit-
ting closely together in one communion and
fellowship, the whole hu nan family-the first
Adam being of the earth earthy, but the second
Adam being the Lord from Heaven. In the
fatherhood of God through the mediation of
the only begotten Son and the inspiration of
the Holy Spirit we rest our supplications and
to the Trinity in unity we raise our Alleluias-
Alleluia for the Lord God Omnipotent Reign-
It is part and parcel of our national life to
exalt Christmas. In every way the genius of
our people has striven to cluster round Christ-
mas Tide the happiest and the best of every-
thing, so that our Christmas Gratitude may
be no vain, evanescent boasting, but a solid
enduring reality, with each generation only
sharpened in increased depth and sincerity of
feeling. Artists and poets and writers have
all contributed largely to the mental and
physical enjoyment of the Festive Season,
when the Yule log crackles on the hearth more
cheerily, and fond hearts seem more than ever
united in the rti.rj.ut.iis of Christmas, riveted
from early childhood in all our minds as an
especially good time of hearty cheer. In this
way the Festival of Christmas has a perman-
encyin our national life, so that our Christmas
Gratitude rises far superior to mere sentiment
and consequently rests on much more solid
and enduring foundations. Christmas in our'
yearly grateful remembrance becomes more and
more of a reality of our life, sweetening even
its bitter cups. Our Christian civilization may
be far from perfect, but it is infinitely superior
to any other yet experienced; and past
records attest its permanency. Amid all the
changes and chances of the world, our hearts
cannot rest on other foundations having for us
greater joys. We go back to the humble
record of Christmas, when it first dawned, as
our starting point, and there we gleam endless
stores of thought, calculated to carry us along
the ages, with abundant hopes that the
ultimate realities, which shall follow therefrom,
will certainly attain their complete fullness
and power, when completeness of purpose shall
undoubtedly be gained in the last periods of
time. Meanwhile we may rest in victories so
far attained in the contest, and with our vic-
torious banners displayed let us thank God and
take Courage, that the future may be in no
respect inferior to the past with all its varied
records for the most paut of onward progress
calling for our Gratitude for all the benefits
that have flowed from Christmas as a perpetual
SOMERS' ISLANDS. }
By His Excellency GEORGE DIGBY
BARKER, C.B., Lieutenant Gen-
eral, Governor, Commander-in-
Ohief, Vice .- lt ,dii and Ordin-
ary, in and over these Islands, &c.,
TYrHEREAS JOHN COOPER MILLETT
VV has prayed for Administration on 'the
Estate of JOSEPFI SAMUEL M[LLETT
late of St. George's Parish, in these islands,
. planter, deceased.
Tins is therefore to give notice, that if-any
Person or Persons can shew any just Cause
why the said Administration should not be
granted unto the said JOHN COOPER
MILLETT, he, she, or they, are to file his,
'her, or their Ca,veat in writing, in the Sec-
retary's Office of these Islands within Fifteen
days from the publication hereof, otherwise
the said Administration will be granted accord-
Dated at the Secretary's Office.
this 5th day of December, 1896.
HOUSE ANDLAND AGENCY.
Place of Business :-North of Brunswick
OFFICE HOURS :-FoiM 9 A.M. TO 1 P.M. ;
FROM 2 P.M. TO 5.30 P.M.
The Undersigned, having acquired consi.l-
erable knowledge of the REAL ESTATE BUSI-
NESS while a writer in a law office in Halifax,
N.S. (where he intended studying law), be-
sides having gained considerable experience in
that line through transacting his father's
business in -Halifax and Lfrraud.i, as well as
in renting his own property, respectfully offers
his services to the public of Bermuda.
Copying Deunents, mailing out-Agree-
inents, Bills, and Drawing Contracts, &c., will
receive due attention.
The general information acquired from hav-
ing filled responsible and trustworthy positions
in the community, will enable him to give
satisfaction to those who may intrust their
business to his care.
House and Land Agent.
Hamilton, Bda, Dec. 9th, 1896.-2
NEW GOODS! NEW GOODS!
We have just received a well as)rted
GI O AE IE,"9
Which are offered VERY CHEAP for cash.
FINE Teas and Coffees a Specialty.
Send for a pound of our Coffee at lid., and
Tea at is. 9d., and you will use no other.
PILLSBURY'S BEST FLOUR 26s.
SUPERIOR GILT EDGE B UTTER
J dozen pounds for 7s. 6d.
PURE GREEN MOUNTAIN MAPLE SYRUP
in quart decanters.
Horwe Fhniiishlii s Gods, DortiN t,
Carriage, Buggy and Cart Harnessep,
sold by the single one at wholesale prices,
Traces, Backchains, Hames, Sweat-pads,
Breechings, Collars, Head-stalls, Clippers,
Blankets, Riding Saddles and Bhidles,,
Combs and Brushes
lu great variety, and EVERYTHING else for a
A. PENISTON & CO.,
ICE HOUE, EAST FRONT STREET,
Dec 12, '96-2 ,
A HAPPY XMAS.
We are showing a
LOVELY STOCK OF GOODS
SUITABLE FOR XMAS PRESENTS.
Gloves, Facy lilaodkorchiies ani Fans.
Games, Toys, Leather Goods,
and Fancy Pottery.
Soaps,tPerfumes,I and Perfumed Stationery,
Photo Frames and Screens,
&c., &c., &c.
-. A. & E. Smith,
*_ -1 0 Co n
BERMUDA ROYAL\ GAZETTE.
WEEKLY REPORT OF THE WEATHER ied by five friends, Mr G de Forest Grant, Mr
at Gibbs' Hill Light Station at Bermuda be- Frank J F Hurst, Mr William W Wood, Mr Wil-
tweenthe 13th and 20th DecemberJ1896; height liam T Lawson, and Dr Richard Ewell Brown, all
above the Sea being 246 feet at base, where of New York. On Wednesday afternoon Mr Hig-
the Register is kept. gins held a reception on board for His Excellency
the Governor, the Admiral on the Station, the
officers and members of the Royal Bermuda Yacht
Date 4 Club; but owing to the stormy weather that raged
Between 4 and 5 o'clock on that day, few were
1896 able to reach the yacht Those that did so, how-
0 Po 4 General ever, were delighted with an inspection of what
b 'S Remarks may rightly be termed the newest and finest steam
Dec. ;a E- 1. 2 pleasure yacht afloat. The Varuna left the har-
hour on Thursday, and on Friday sailed for the
Noon Q pMediterranean, via Madiera
- --- ---- Marshal Hanger, Esqre, United States Consul,
14 sw 269 64 29.950 0.00 fine, o'cst was entertained at Dinner on board the Varuna
15 s 4 69 66 29 810 0 80* on Wednesday evening.
16 ssw 870 68 29.270 1.63f -
17 N 863 61 29 550 0.00 unstld, sq'ly The Schooner Sainte Marie.
18 N 362 61 30.010 0.00 fine, o'cst e ooner te Mar
10 5, CO000Af'..
L VVw I aU U- O9.O1i U.UVUUest, UUnst L
20 NE 2 64 63 29.900 0.00'o'cst, squally.
Overcast, unsettled, evening squally.
t Thick, squally, unsettled, fresh gale 8 with
rain from I a.m. to 4 a.m.
W. S. PERINCHIEF,
Hamilton, December 22, 1896.
t We wish our reaiera and patrons tie com-
pliments of the season, whikh we trust miy prove
to all one of many happy experiences
Dec 15-Am Sohr Anne Lord, Kendall, New
S*York ; assorted cargo to Musson Wainwright.
19-R M S Alpha, Hall, Halifax, N S ; assorted
cargo to W T James.
19--R M S Trinidad, Fraser, New York ; assorted
cargo to Trott & Cox
21-S S Sicilian, Schlessman, London ; assorted
cargo to W T James.
Dec 19-R M S Alpha, Hall, Jamaica ; inward
Custom House.-St. George's.
Deo 17-Italian Bk Chioggia, Scarpa; from Dem-
erira bound to Liverpool, G B, with a cargo of
timber, (Greenhart)-in distress-Agents, J S
Darrell & James.
18-German S S Croatia, Norden ; from Bahia,
bound to New York with a cargo of coffee-in
want of coals-Agents, W E Meyer & Co.
18-American Ship Cora, Fairbain ; from Camp-
belton, U 8, bound to Rio Janeiro, with a cargo
of timber,-Agents, J S Darrell & James.
Dec 16- Amer Sobh Fannie Kimmey, Wolff ; to
Brunswick, Ga,-in ballast.
18-American Sch Charmer, Pigott; to Savannah,
inward crgo of fertilizer.
18-German'S S Croatia, Norden ; to New York,
cargo coffee. Obt 120 tons of coal.
19-Italian Bk Alpino, Herell; to Genoa, Italy.
inward cargo of logwood.
In the R M S Trinidad from New York on
Sunday last.-Mr and Mrs R E Griffith, Mr and
Mrs C F Flagg, Mr and Mrs F H Story, Mr
and Mrs Jas Aiken, Mr and.Mrs M Bonnell, Mr
Mrs W B Rettenhouse, Mr and Mrs Baldwin,
Mr and Mrs Lougee, Dr and Mrs Outetbridge,
infant and maid1 Mr and Mrs Ernest, Mr and
Mrs Jas Colvin, Mr and Mrs Codding, Mr and
Mrs I A Du Bois, Mr and Mrs J L McCammon,
Mr and Mrs Hart, Mr and Mrs Lunis, Mrs E R
Mayer and maid, Mrs R W Snichter, Mrs
Shoemaker, Mrs Nutley and 2 children, Mrs
Curry, Mrs Hamblin, Mrs S C Clarke, Mrs
Broas, child and maid, Mrs N M Cusack, Mrs
H E Matthews, Mrs Walker, Mrs 0 S De
Forest, Mrs Thorn, Mrs Barr, Mrs Churchman,
Mrs E Butterfield, Mrs Thomas Foster, Mrs
McCabe and 2 children, Mrs A F Blanchard,
Misses Bonnell (2), Miss Spalding, E A Atwater,
Miss Hamblin, Miss H F Smith, Miss Peniston,
Miss Walker, Misses Colvin (2), Miss Booher,
Miss Watson, Miss Richardson, Miss Therlsa-
holm, Miss Gregory, Miss Churchman, Miss
Bean, Miss Tucker Miss Fester, Miss Emily
Hallowell, Misses Lunis (2) and maid, Miss
Green, Prof H E Byerley, Dr Edward Bunker,
Messrs S C Outerbridge, M C P, J R Mead, E C
Sands, Jas Spalding, V J and E L Meyer, R G
Knox, W Hervev and Friend, Geo S Patton,
A H Abell, Arthur Pitt, E F Jones, M J Kelly,
A B Hardy, J Butterfield, E B Walker, S Pierls,
S Fuber, H J Tucker, S Blumenthal, Stephen
arid E Jacobs, W G White, E B Gager, F K
Ellis, R Katham.-2ND CLASS, M J Burch,
Cecilia Vickers, 17 Hotel Assistants.-2nd Class
In the S S Taymouth Castle, for St. John, N
B, on Saturday, 12th instant, Miss De Veber,
Dr J M Lovitt. Messrs G Reeves, R N, W H
Lord, H D Myers.
In the R M S Alpha, from Halifax on Satur-
day :-Mrs J N Wainwright, Mrs Beckman,
Miss Katie Wainwright, Miss Walker, Mr N T
Frith.-On Sunday last for Jamica, Mr Mayers
-For Turks' Islands-Mr and Mrs Harriott.
In the S S Sicilian, from Englmd yesterday,
-Mrs J Ogilvy, Misses Hilda S and Violet G
Ogilvy, Miss Ellen E Rothwell, Masters Erie V,
Raymond G and Nigel B Ogilvy.
Capt Scarpa, of the Italian Barque Chioggia, on
a voyage from Demerara bound to Liverpool, G B,
,, with a cargo of timber, reports having experienced
very severe weather about 800 miles from Bermu-
da. Had main and mizzentopmast carried away
with all spars, sails and rigging attached. Vessel
strained badly. After the weather abated, cleared
the wreck and made for these Islands. Sighted
land on the 25th and was towed to Murrays An.
chorage by the tug Britannia, Agents, J S Dar-
rell & James.
Captain Fairbain, of the Amer iemn Ship Cora,
on a voyage from Campbelton, N S, bound to Ria
Janeiro, with a cargo of timber, reports having
left Oampbelton on the 24th Nov with the inten.
tion of calling at Halifax, N S, to take on board a
full complement of crew, (having left short hand-
ed.) The weather coming on bad it was found
impossible to reach that port. On the 2nd inst.
decided to make for Bermuda. From that date up
to the time of sighting land, had a continuation
of heavy gales of wind. Made land on the 18th
and was towed to Murrays Anchorage by tug
Britannia. Agents, J S Darrell & James.
Steam Yacht "Varuna."
During the early days of last week our harbour
was graced by the presence of the nt w and beauti-.
fui steam yacht Vamt ua which is bound on a cruise
to Maddira and the Mediterranean. The owner,
Mr Eugene Higgins, is on board and is acoompan
The Captain of a vessel which arrived in George-
town to day reports, that the tern schooner, Sainte
Marie, Captain Vallas, lately loaded here by
Messrs A. Horne & Co., to the order of H C Outer-
bridge, Bermuda, has been lost at Harbour au
Bouche, N. S., with all hands.
The Sainte Marie was 167 tons and built at Dig-
by, N S, in 1888. Her cargo consisted of 478 bar-
rels and 548 bags potatoes, 1200 bags white oats,
12 bags barley, 6000 lbs codfish, 13 bls pork, 5 bls
carrots, 5 brls. parsnips, 10,000 box shocks, 5 tons
hay and 3 brs oysters under deck, and on deck 18
horses, 8 milch cows, 50 fat sheep, 7 live hogs, 150
live geese and 50 live turkeys. The cargo was val-
ued at $5000. There was some $2,500 insurance
on the cargo here. The Sainte Marie sailed from
Charlottetown on Wednesday, Dec. 2nd.-The
Daily Patriot, Charlottetown, P E I, Dec. 4.
A contradiction of the report current last
night that the schooner Sainte Marie was disabled
and the crew lost, will b1 heard gladly by many
Guardian readers. It ;Tpp.'ai ; that the captain
who circulated the report in Georgetown yester-
day had seen drifting about the three masted
schooner Orinoco which was disabled about two
months ago. But since around these coasts three
masted schooners are a rarity it was supposed
that the schooner seen was the Sante Marie which
sailed from this Port a few days ago for Bermuda
with a cargo of produce and live stock shipped by
A Horne & Co. This supposition was confirmed
by the fact that the pilot had promised to wire.
Mr Horne immediately upon their arrival at
Hawksbury; but although the Schooner was due
at that port no telegram had been received. As
soon as Mr Horne heard the report he wired to
Hawksbury and last night received a reply saying
the schooner had arrived there safely.-The Guar.
din, Charlottetown, P E I, Dec. 5.
Mr Henry C Outerbridge, owner of the Schooner
Sainte Marie, received by last mail a letter from
his agent in Charlottown, P E I, dated 10th inst.
in which he stated that the schooner Sainte Marie
was at Port Hawksbury on the 9th inst awaiting
favourable weather for crossing the Gulf.
The R M Steamer Trinidad, Captain P J Fraser-
arrived at her dock on Saturday last at 2.15 p.m.
Captain Fraser and Mr. Peniston, (Purser) have
our thanks for late favours.
&r- Mails per R. M. S. Trinidad
for the United Kingdom, Dominion of Canada, New-
foundland and the United States close at the Post
Office, Hamilton, on Thursday next, 24th inst.,
at 9 a.m. Supplementary mail at 10 a.m.
Mails will be despatched from Ireland Island
and Mangrove Bay, Somerset, at 7 a.m.,
H M S Indefatigable sailed from England ona
the 16th instant for Bermuda. H M S Mohawk
is to await her arrival.
H M S Intrepid will go into Cambre at the
Dockyard as soon as weather pinrmits.
H M S Pallas goes into dry dock when Buzzard
is taken out.
H M S Cordelia left for the West Indies on the
AT THiU PRINCESS.-Miss E F Grcgory, Mrs
James J Barr, A B Hardy, M J Kelly, Hilman
L Rosenbaum, Mrs Edward R Mayer and maid,
New York; Mr & Mrs Martyn Bonnell, Misses
Florence Bonnell, Virginia Bonnell, Cleveland,
Ohio; Mr and Mrs I Eglisfield Griffeth, Phila.
delphia; Mrs G B McCabe and 2 children,
Brookline, Mass; Miss Louisa Watson, Miss
Mabel E Bosher, Andover, Mass; W E Byeoly,
Cambridge, Mass; Mr and Mrs Wm Simes.
Misses Simes (2) and maid Petersham, Mass :
Miss A L Greene, Waltham, 31 ,i ; E B Walker,
Toronto, Canada; W B Rittenhoase and wife,
Beamsville, Canada; Chas F Flagg and wife,
Portland, Maine; Mrs W L Foster. Miss Foster,
W L Foster, jr, Canandaigua, N Y.
AT THE AMERICAN HOUSE-Mr and Mrs A B
Elderkin, Halifax, NS, Mr and Mrs L V
Spaulding, Haverhill, Mass; Mrs M E Spauld-
ing, Miss M A Spaulding, Miss E A Atwater,
Catskill, N Y; Mrs A E Churchman, Miss E Il
Churchman, Philadelphia ; Stephen B Jacobs,
E Jacobs, Dr E S Bunker, Miss A F Smith,
Brooklyn, N Y; E T Getchell, Washington, DC.
Police Court, Hamilton.
Joseph Nicholas Frith, charged with malicious
and wilful damage on the 16,h instant, was con-
victed before the Worshipful M A M Frith, Police
Magistrate, on the 18th, ,and sentenced to pay a
fine of 2 and damages and cost.
John Demou!ie and Charles Vickers were both
fined yesterday for breaches of the Liquor Acts.
On Saturday night near midnight the 19h ainst,
what seems to have been a free fight took place
near Pembroke Church between a soldier and a
colored man; the soldier iu the scuffle was stabbed
on the forehead with a cotton ho)k. The colored
man was lodged in prison (after both their wounds
had been attended to by the Doctor) where he now
awaits the magisterial investigation.
John Tunbridge, the owner of a dog, was con-
victed and fined 20/ and costs fur his dog biting a
horse belonging to the Hamilton Hotel stables
while on the public road on the 20th inst.
M- The weather for the last week has been
unsettled, heavy rains with high winds. On
Wednesday the fall of rain was considerable
and the force of the wind great Very similar
weather conditions prevailed in December,
1895, the comparisons between Wednesday,
Dec. 11th, 1895 and Wednesday, Dec. 10th,
1896, resulting in a close agreement, But com-
pared with the weather reported from the
North American coast last Tuesday and Wed.
nesday, our weather here, though unpleasant
was infinitely superior. The North American
December weather has been uncommonly
severe this year.
r Our usual Christmas Article will be found
on the 1st page.
Church Services, Christmas Day.
ST. GEORGE'S PARISH-
Garrison Church-Celebration at 7*15 a an.
Parade service at 9.40 a m. with cele-
Parish Church-Celebration 7.30 a m. Morning
Service at 11, with Celebration. Even-
ing Service at 7.
St David's Church-Celebration at 9.30. a im.
Children's Service at 3 p m.
Holy Trinity-Early Celebration 8 a m.,
Matins and Celebration 11 a m.
St Mark's-Early Celebration 8 a m.
Matins and Celebration 11 a m.
Christ's Church-Holy Communion 9,a m.
Morning Service 9.45 a m.
Garrison Church, Prospect-[See "Extracts
from Brigade Orders in another col.
St John's Church-Morning Service and Cele-
bration 11 a m.
Cathedral Services-Holy Communion 8 a m.
Morning Service and Holy Communion
at 11 a m. Evening Service at 7.30 p m.
There will be Mass at St Agnes Convent at
7 a m. Ma.- at Dockyard, Ireland Island
at 9 a m, and High Mass at St Edward's
Church, Ht:i;' at 10'45 a m on Xmas
St Paul's Church-Celebration 7.15 and 8 a m.
Matins and Celebration 11 am.
St Mary's Church-Celebration 8 a m.
and Celebratio:, 11 a m.
St Anne's Church-'-.'! ins and Celebration at
at 11 a m.
St James' Church-Holy Communion 8 a m
Evensong 7 p m.
There will be a Special Service at St John's
Church, Pembroke, at 4 a m for the Loyal Or-
der of Ancient Shepherds on Christmas morn-
ing. The Rev Canon James will officiate.
His Lordship, the Bishop of the Diocese has ap-
pointed the Rev. H I Cole, B C L., B.D, to the
position of Precentor in our Cathedral. Mr Cole's
ability as a preacher is well known in the Colony
and his appointment will, we feel sure, meet with
general approval. At present Mr Cole is taking
the duty at Prospect and will not begin his work
at the Cathedral for some two months.
Mr Mitchell, the new organist, leaves England
on the 26th inst., and may be expected to arrive
and commence his duties about the middle of Jan.
The delay in his departure from England has oc-
curred, we understand, through his waiting to un-
dergo a musical examination.
Extracts from Brigade Orders.
The following extracts from the London Gazette
dated Dec 1st, 1896, are published for information :
The Prince of Wales's Leinster Regt (Royal
Canadians), Captain .Ro.nad Gore Campbell is
placed on temper -rrfhIalf pay on account of ill
health.-Da!ed 2nd L.:,-, 1896.
BREVET-The undermentioned officers to be
Lieut Col Edward C S Moore, Royal Engineers.
Dated 23rd Nov, 1896.
Saturday, the 26th inst, will be a General Holi-
day for the troops in the command.
The Telegraph offices in the command will be
open from 7 to 9 a m on the 25th and 26th Dec,
On Christmas Day'the hours of Divine Service
in the Garrison Church, Prospect, will be as fol-
Church of England at 7.45 and 9,30 a m
Roman Catholics at 11 a m
In accordance with para 39 Army School Regu-
lations, 1894, the Army Schools in this command
will be closed from the 23rd Dec, 1896, to 2nd
January, 1897, inclusive.
Retreat will be sounded daily throughout the
command as follows :
From 1st January, 1897, at 5.15 p m
15th 5.30 p m
Sapper H Reville, 27th Co R E, having died on
the 16th inst, is struck off the strength of the com-
Surgeon Capt F H Corkery, A M S, assumed
Medical charge of the Staff and Departments,
Officers, their wives and families Prospect, on the
16th inst. Address, Northlands," North Shore,
between Government House(and Admiralty House.
His Excellency the Gnedral Officer Commanding
has been pleased to grant leave of absence in ex-
tension to Lieut L,.gg, 2nd Leinster Itegt from
3rd January, 1897, o 11th February, 1897.
The Lily Bulb Question.
We understand that Mr Boswell Tucker of Lon-
don who is visiting these islands at the invitation
of the leading bulb growers, has succeeded in se-
curing a considerable amount of support for his
scheme of combining the various interests involved.
Under the scheme it is intended that the pro.
ceeds shall be pooled and divided pfo rata, so that
the smallest grower will receive the same sum per
1000 bulbs as the largest. The scheme will stop
the ruinous competition at present existing and
enable prices to be raised to the highest figures
that are possible without curtailing the consump-
tion. Bermuda is the sole source of supply of the
Easter Lily bulbs, and it certainly seems foolish
for the growers to throw away thousands of
pounds per annum as is the case at present.
The great merit of the scheme consists not only
in its fairness to all the growers but in its common
sense and practical proposals for dealing with the
question. The decision, however, rests with the
growers themselves; it is for then to say whether
or not they will take the opportunity which is of-
fered to them.
We understand that amongst the gentlemen who
have joined the combination are, Messrs Harley
Trott, James A Conyers, W H and C T Conyers,
W T James, George W West, F S Ward, T Miles,
r J Pearman, F Stephens, W H Allen, Clarence
We will publish in our next issue by request of
the Bermuda Board of Agricultural, Leaflet No.
31, dated July, 189W, issued by the Royal Gardens,
Kew, on the Onion Fly, Phorlia cepetorum.
AirA Supplement of 6 columns
accompanies this issue of the ROYAL GAZETTE con.
training interesting matter.
Written for the Royal Gazette.
As in years past Christmas will be kept up right
merrillie in Prospect Camp this year. A soldier
at the Happy Yule-Tide is allowed to throw off
for a time, at least, his many military cares and
go in heartily for the good things provided. On
Christmas Day, after attending Divine Service, he
knows that he has done for the day," and can,
in his own vernacular, lay back to it."
Have you ever attended a Barrack-Room Christ-
mas dinner ? If not, you should. The Companies
as a rule select one of their rooms for the purpose,
which is gaily decorated with evergreens, flags,
trophies of arms and mottoes appropriate to the
Season-each Company endeavouring to surpass
the other in style and effect. On the eventful day,
at about one o'clock, the men sit down quietly at
the tables which literally groan with the weight of
the comestibles placed on them awaiting the arri-
val of their C. 0., who, accompanied by his Regi-
mental Staff, visits every room and wishes the
men the Compliments of the Season, which com-
pliments are much appreciated by the men and
vigorously returned with much hurra-ing and
Left to themselves, the men turn to and charge
with wonderful effect-washing poultry, beef and
pudding down with copious draughts of Hammer-
ton, Jeffrey's and McEwan. The evening is usually
spent in song a dance, and when lights out"
goes there are but few who have not already tuck-
ed themselves up in their blankets.
Boxing Day is also regarded as a holiday, only
the absolutely necessary military duties being car-
The Cottage Hospital.
In addition to the donations published in the
ROYAL GAZETTE of the 3rd of November, the fol
lowing donations have been received by the Secre-
Mrs Eugenius Harvey 1 0 0
Dr Dudley Trott 5 0 0
A Subscriber 10 0 0
Miss Fanny Boyle
Mrs Crosby Foster
Revd J W Prestwood
Mr N A Butterfield
Proceeds of Chrysanthemum Show
1 0 0
5 0 0
27 14 0
51 4 0
We are pleased to learn that the new wards of
the Cottage Bospital will |be formally opened on
" Boxing-day," when the whole hospital will be
open for public inspection from 11 A.M. to 6 P.M.
The annual ceremony of the Installation of the
Master elect, and the Appointment and Invest-
ment of Officers, for the current Masonic year, in
" Atlantic Phoenix Lodge, No. 224, G.R.E., took
place at the regular meeting of the Lodge held at
Masonic Hall, Hamilton, on last Tuesday evening,
the 15th instant.
The following is a list of the brethren who were
respectively invested with their badges of office on
the above mentioned occasion, viz..-
Brother Joseph Trounsell Gilbert,
John F. Motyer,
F. Gibson Ward,
Edmund W.. Gosling, P.M.,
F. Le)nock Godet,
Emil Luben (by proxy),
George E. Winter,
J. Richard Westbrook,
Lewis G. Martin,
Henry B. Powell, P.M., "
Charles R. Tennant, )
William G. Hutchings,
I. P. M.
Bermuda Hunt Club.
Condition No 7, Section 4, should read -Riders
who have never won a race in Bermuda or else-
where will get 7 lbs allowance.
C, The stock of Christmas goods to be found
in all our shops and stores is both large and varied
quite equal to, if not exceeding the exhibits of for-
mer holiday seasons. Everything possible to sat-
isfy the appetite, to gratify the sight, and to in-
dulge the taste in articles of dress, in articles of
utility, or amusement in literary or artistic pro-
ductions and, in short, whatever fancy or necessity
may require will all be found ready to hand and at
quite reasonable rates.
The first annual meeting of the Pembroke Mu-
tual Aid Society was held in the Town Hall, Ham-
ilfon last night. The meeting was largely attend-
ed. We purpose giving a fuller occount of the
proceedings in our next issue.
aW The Band of the Leinster Regt. give a
Dance on Christmas Day in the Bandroom.
The N.C.O's and Sappers, 36 Co., R.E., give a
Dance on New Year's Eve.
-- -'- -- _
NEW YORK, Dec. 17.-Final canvasses of the
ballots cast in the November elections show
that almost fourteen million citizens voted.
When such a vast multitude of Americans as
that can go to the polls in one day and decide
the most vital questions of government with
no other weapons than paper ballots, there is
no room for pessimists in the United States.
CRESPO UPHOLDS THE PROTOCOL.
CARACAS, Venezuela, Dec. 14.-Many per.
sons of education and position in the Republic
*have begun to realize the importance of the
protocol arranged between the governments of
the United States and Great Britain for the
settlement of the boundary dispute in Guiana.
This statement is given on the authority of
politicians of prominence.
It may be added upon the same authority
that President Crespo will not yield to any
popular demand, but will hold firmly to his
purpose to accept the proposed Anglo-Venezue.
Serious people, in fact, according to the
best information, are beginning to understand
that it might be unwise to reject the protocol,
and they are fortified in their belief by the
attitude of the government. The more the
protocol is studied, politicians say, the greater
becomes the prospect that the sentiment of the
people will uphold the efforts of the United
States in their behalf.
In order to foster this sentiment it is semi-
officially announced that statesmen of promin-
ence will publish articles on the protocol and
the proposed treaty, emphasizing the efficacy
in the determination of the question, and the
advisability of acquiescing in the terms.
eautiful Ar: Goods
Our Stock is Well Assorted and comprises the
GREATEST GATHERING OF DESIRABLE
MERCHANDISE IN THE
Jewrv and Slid Silvar lin
Ever offered to
Hamilton, Dec 21st, 1896-2 3p
Instmontal na! Vocal Cncort
Will be given by the talented Artists in
On the Evening of
4H JA NUA RY 1897,
Under the distinguished patronage of
His Excellency the Governor of Bermuda,
Lieut.-Genl. G. D. BARKER, C B.
Vice-Admiral and Mrs. Erskine.
NEVER HEARD BEFORE!
The Famous Violincello Virturso,
HERR ERNST D(ERING,
(the fortunate owner of the precious Rugieri
instrument, valued at 2,000 dollars.)
Tihe Dramatic Grand Tenor Singer,
HERR KARL D(ERING,
The Brilliant Pianiste,
FRAUD MARIANNA D(EaING-BRAUER,
This talented organization hAs travelled ex-
tensively through the Eastern and Western
Continents and has met everywhere with uni-
A most excellent programme is provided.
IT Only one Concert
All seats in Hall reserved. Price 2/6; for
sale at the "Royal Gazette" Office.
UNDER THE DISTINGUISHED PATRONAGE OF HIS
EXCEFLENCY THE GOVERNOR,
LT.-GENL. G. DIGBY BARKER, C. B.,
A FLUWIR SHOW,
For the benefit of
The Soldiers' and Sailor's Home, Hamilton.
WILL BE HELD AT
"PA R-LA VILLE,"
the Residence of H. P. Dixon, Esq., (who has
kindly loaned the grounds)
18th FEBRUARY, 1897.
12 Madame Restorb,
12 La Marque,
6 Marechal Niel,
6 Etoile de Lyons,
6 La France,
6 Perle des Jardins,
Hybrid Perpetuels 6,
Tea, 12 varieties,
Mixed, 12 Varieties
Prizes will also be given to other worthy exhib-
its, especially for those of a rare character.
By the kindness of Lt.-Col. Glancy and Officers,
2nd Battn. Leinster Regt., the splendid BAND
of the Regiment will perform during the evening.
Particulars as to admission and hours, &'. will
be published subsequently.
C. G. Butterfield,
W. H. Heyl.
Dec 21, 1896.-1
MARRIED, at St Paul's Church, Paget, on the
12th inust at 3 p mn, by the Rev Edward I Lough,
Rector of the Pari-hes of Paget & Warwick, as
listed by the Rev Arthur Tucker, cousin of the
bridegroom, Eugene Harvey Gosling, to Susan
Beltt, daughter of the late lion. William H. Gos-
DIED, suddenly of heart seizure on the 26th
Novr.,, at the Isle of Wight, Commander E Rae,
R N, retired.
WE invite inspection on WEDNESDAY of this
Week, of our annual display of
Bedroom Suites, at from 4 15 to 15.
Ladies' and Gentlemen's Writing Desks and Roller
Top Office Desks.
Solid Oak Extension Tables in great variety.
Sideboards at from 3 15 to 14.
Ladies' Dressing Tables, Buffets, Book Cases,
Chiffoners, Fancy Tables suitable for Christmas
presents, &c., &c.
We are Clearing out
THE BALANCE OF OUR
C0 :R 0 : I3 E ~=-.
'T RECEIVED AT j
)osite "the Windsor ")
THE FINEST AND BEST ASSORTMENT OF CANDYJN BERMUDA.
Fine Chocolates. Bon-Bons and Chocolates, Chocolrto Almonds,
Chocolate Cream Walnuts. Assorted Chocolate Cream Drops.
And several grades of Mixed Candy in fancy boxes from 6d. to 4/2 each.
Also a large variety of Animals, etc., at -d. each.
Those looking after the Christmas Trees will do well by calling at this store,
COCOANUT CAKES MADE FRESH EVERY DAY.
Dec 22, 1896.
- A CH'
Tea Sets, &c,,
AT RIDICULOUSLY LOW FIGURES.
Our Sale of Springs is still going
Springs at from 21/ to 25/, worth from 30/
We unhesitatingly state that our stock of Furni-
ture is the finest ever seen in the Islands of Ber-
muda, and we positively guarantee to supply as
CHEAP, if not cheaper than can be imported.
Special Prices given on large orders for Furni-
Our Furniture Rooms are situated in Saltus
Block, West Front Street, over the Offices of
the Halifax and Bermudas Cable Co., where we
shall be pleased to show our goods to all who may
favor us with a call, whether intending purchasers
THOMPSON & ROBERTS.
Colonist copy once.
THE OFFICERS AND MEMBERS OF THE
Wortinmo's Aid ald ffli 0 Society
DEDICATING THEIR NEW HALL
On Seventh Longitudinal Street,
On TUESDAY, December 29th,
1896, at 2 o'clock.
Members are requested to meet at their
Lodge Room, on Reid Street, at 11 A.M.;
thence proceed to the new hall.
Immediately after the Dedication Service
there will be an
Held in the Basement of the new Hall in be-
half of the above-mentioned Society.
Band in attendance.
Price of Admission 6d. Children half- price.
T. PLACE, Secretary of Committee.
Hamilton, Deer. 19th, 1896.-1
ATHE ITALIAN 'WAREHOUSE,
REID STREET, WEST, VIZ.:
and DESSERT RAISINS,
Figs, Dates, Cleaned Currants,
Jars Ginger, Bottles French Prunes,
Citron, Orange, Lemon and Mixed Peel,
Almonds, Walnuts, Pecans, Brazil and Mixed
Candies and Fancy Biscuits in variety,
Ox Tongues, Roast Beef, Cocoa, &c, &c, &c.
TUCKER & CO..
Reid Street, West.
Goods for the Season.
R. D. WIHITTER'S
Can be found an assortment of Goods suitable
wOVeilnf ai HoliMay PRESENTS.
REPAIRING in all its branches attended to.
R. D. HITTER.
Watchmaker and Jeweller,
Reid Street, Hamilton.
BICYCLE S. .
SECOND HAND and NEW,
10 TO 20.
A FULL LINE OF SUNDRIES ON HAND,
Lamps, Bells, Cork Grips, Guard Lacing,
R. R., Markham, Warren and Kalamazoo Carriers, Baby Seats,
Rubber and Tire Cement, Saddle Pads, Tires,
Lubricating Oil, Enamel, Siren Whistles,
Veeder Cyclometers, Rubber and Steel Trouser Guards,
Bicycle Holders, 3 in 1, Wood Rims, Graphite,
Automatic Chain Cleaners, Axle and Head Brackets,
Saddles, Tire Tape, Wrenches, Oirs,
Locks, Repair Kits, Steel Ball-,,
Spoke and Nipple Grips, &e, &c., &c.
VICTOR A' ENT
22 Dee, ''C.
S -- **a -- --- -- *** - - -
Tuzo's Jewellery Store,
YORK BUILDING, QUEEN STREET,
December 9th, 1896.-3 3p
T HAVE just received the largest consign-
ment of Trees ever received in Bermuda,
consisting of the following sorts :-
Horse Chestnut, Chestnut (eatable sort),
Black Willow, Basswood,
Holly, Evergreen Oak.
Have 20,500 of the above and an assortment
of these will be sold at
6/ per Hundred
-cheap enough for any one. All are highly
W. K. MORRI ON,
Just Rocoivof, ox s, "Trinifla"
A LIMITED QUANTITY OF
New York State "
Garnet Seed Potatoes,
Also, our usual supply of
Fish Scrap Manure,
which is offered for sale on accommo.-ating
A. PENISTON & CO,
East Front Street, Hamilton.
December 22, 1896.-2
UNDER THE SUN!
A IEW BERMUDA DESIISERT,
MANUFACTURED BY E. A. MEYER.
Christalized EVAS FRUCIIT,
For Christmas Cakes and Puddings.
Candied Princess Succade.
Preserved Grape Fruit.
E. A. MEYER,
Fruit Preserver and Confectioner.
Hamilton, Dec 15, 1896,-2 3p
A MOST DESIRABLE XMAS OR NEW
The cheapest and best Woman's Magazine
Subscription price: -"Delineator," with
Premium Metropolitan, 5/ per year, delivered
Subscriptions for this and other publications
solicited at the Bermuda Agency, where can
be obtained all the Publications, Cutlery and
other articles, etc., for sale by The Butterick
E. W. WOLFF,
Agent for Butterick Publishing Co., (Ltd.)
Hamilton, Dec. 19, 1891).-1
New York Mail Steamer.
The R. M. Steamer
A STEAMER WILL RUN as filalos:
Leave Somerset 9 a.m. for Hamilton, rc.
turn 12 m.
Leave Somerset 1 p.m. for Hamilton, re
turn 4 p.m.
PEARMAN, WATLINGTON & CO.,
Dec 22, 1896.
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HERE THAT YOU WANT. ,
.. ...Trousers to match 12/
Men's Navy Serge Sacs 7/6 and 10'-
S iDouble breast 12/6
Men's Tweed trousers 5/6, 6/- 10/- 12/- & 15/.
Melton Suits 5/6
Sailor Suits 6/-
Tweed Suits 7/6, 12/- & 14/6
OUR Show O0
GOODS SUITABLE FOR
IS WORTH YOUR ATTENTION.
A chance for the Lady's Bicycle still goes with
eveiy purchase to amount of ten shillings.
T. J. PEARMAN,
December 21st, 1896.
Books of Common Prayer,
Ancient and Modern Hymn Books,
In different styles of type to suit all ages.
Just opened at the
Royal Gazette Stationery Store,
Sacks Canadian White Oats,
21st Dec., 1896.-2 3p
P. J. FRASER, MASTER,
Will leave 'the Port of Hamilton direct for
Sat 10.45 a.m.
24th December, 1896,
Passengers stage will be removed at 10 a.m.
on 24th instant.
Baggage to come between 8 and 9 a.m.,
Specie on freight and general freight will
be received until 6 p. m., Wednesday, 23rd
Deer., and Bills of Lading will be signed
until 8 a.m., 24th instant.
Vegetables for chill room received at 7 a.m.
The R. M. S. Trinidad" will leave New
York for return on Wednesday, 30th Deer.,
TROTT & COX,
Hamilton, Bermuda, 21st Deer., 1896.
ISLAND STEAM SERVICE.
A MEETING of qualified parishioners of
da, Pembroke, will be required on Wodues-
day, 80th instant, at the Town Hall, Hamilton,
t 11 o'clock of the forenoon, for the purpose
of Electing Parish Officers for the ensuing
MORRIS A. M. FRITH, J.P.
NATHANIEL A. BUTTERFIELD, J.P.
CHARLES V. INGR AM, J.P.
Pembroke Parish, December 22, 1896.-1
T HE Magistrates of Pembroke Parish will
attend at the Town Hall, Hamilton, on
T UESDAY, 29th instant, at 11 o'clock of the
forenoon, until 12 noon, for the purpose of
granting Licenses for the retailing of Spiritu-
ous Liquors in the said Parish.
MORRIS A M. FRITH, J.P.
NATHANIEL A. BUTTERFIELD, J.P.
CHARLES V. INGHAM, J.P.
Pembroke Parish, December 22, 1896.-1
NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN
that the Licensing Justices of St George's
Parish will meet in Sessions in the Town Hall,
St George's, on Monday, the 28th day of De-
cember 1596, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., for the
purpose of hearing applications and granting
Licenses for the sale of Spirituous Liquors in
the said Parish, in accordance with the Liquor
License Act, 1893-95.
W. T. ROBERTS, J.P.,
JOS. I. SMITH, J.P.,
Town Hall, St George's, December 19,'96,
In a private family for an excellent
He is highly recommended by present em.
22 Dee, '96-1 pd.
S.Box 48,Hamilton P. ,
Box 48, Hamilton P. 0.
Thoroughly taught by a gentleman oi experi.
Lo ss01s i Eglish Comosition,
(Prose and Prosody) and Courses in English
and German Literature.
For particulars please address
c/o "Royal Gazette" Office,
A Sacred Concert
Under the patronage of
The Venerable the Archdeacon of Bermuda,
In aid of
The Sierra Leone Diocesan Mission Fund,
Will be given by the
CHILDREN OF THE CATHEDRAL SUNDAY
MECHANICS' HALL, Hamilton,
Tuesday & Wednesday,
JANUARY 5TH AND 6TH, 1897,
Commencing at 8 P.M.
The Public are invited to support this move.
ment in Bermuda in aid of Mission work in
Africa. The proceeds will be forwarded to
the Bishop of Sierra Leone.
Doors open at 7.30 o'clock.
Reserved Seats l/. Unreserved 6d.
TICKETS can be purchased at "Royal
Gazette Office and at Mr. F. W. Joell's store,
Hamilton, Dec. 22, 1896.-2
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
FICE, HAMILTON, Deer. 18th, 1896.
F B A Brown, F G Brown, Robert Baldwin, J
H Darrell, Mrs Furbert, Miss Gould, EmilL.G
Gobarg, Elizabeth Hunte, John Henry, Patience
Henry, A W Harvey, Mrs Leslie Koenig, Robert
E King, August J Kratz, John Lewis, Dr Presly
Carr Lane, Martin McHale, Miss Eustice May,
F A Morris, Rebecca Elizdbeth Oaterbridge, Miss
Stanley, Robert H Smith, Miss Frances T Smith,
George D Scott, Mr and Mrs S A Strang, John
Smith, E H Whitecross.
PORTUGUESE LETTERS.-Manuel de Bairos, Filip-
pe Correa des Reis, Antoina Baptista, Manoel d'
Colonial Surveyors' Office,
Hamilton, Deer 21st, 1896.-2
iTR 'ET, WESV.
Will be received at this Office, up to 12 o'clock
Thursday, 31st Instant,
FOR THE FOLLOWING WORKS:
1.-The Improvement of the Road
leading to the Salt Kettle
Ferry Landing, Paget.
2.-The erection of a Waiting
Room at the Salt Kettle Ferry
3.-The Improvement of the Main
Road, Warwick, near Riddell's
Plans and specifications of these works may
be seen and forms of tender obtained at this
The Board of Public Works is not bound to
accept the lowest or any other tender.
W. CARDY HALLETT,
Notice of Removal
THE undersigned begs to inform his
patrons, friends and the public gene-
rally that he HE HAS REMOVED
from Parliament Street
TO GRAY'S INN BUILDING
ON REID ST.,
where he will be glad to receive
STYLE, FIT AND L WORKMANSHIP
Gray's Inn Building,
Hamilton, November 16, 1896.-3 m
A Special General Meeting
The Barnfla Prollce Exchane, .lM,
Will be held at the
TOWN HALL, HAMILTON,
Tuesday, 20th eer.,
AT 3 O'cLoCI, P.M.
The business to be transacted at the meeting
will be to consider whether it is practicable,
under existing circumstances, to continue tle
operations of the Exchange, and if not to cor-
sider whether it is desirable to wind up the
Exchange voluntarily in accordance with tle
provisions of the 14th section of The Bermuda
Produce Exchange Act, 1895.
This meeting is convened by the Secretary
under the direction of the Directors.
CIHAS. A. V. FRITH,
Secretary pro tern.
Hamilton, 28th Nov., 1896.
3p 1 & 29 Dee, 4p 8, 15, 22.
p q* y\ -----
1 AM Now LOCATED
262 Washingtonl Street,
NEW YORK CITY.
WHERE I propose to remain and give my
entire personal attention to receiving and sell-
ing BERMUDA PRODUCE. I have arranged
with MR. W ALLEN, Queen Street, to receive
and forward Potatoes, Onions, &c. I recom-
mend that all growers avail themselves of this
opportunity to avoid delay and ovei come other
obstacles. Account of sales and cheques for
amounts will be made out promptly and sent
to you in care of Mu, ALLEN. I shall make
every (ffoit to retain your confidence wishing
you to remember that quality must make the
demand and govern the prices to a great ex-
tent, Correspondence invited.
262 Washington Street,
New York City.
December 9, 1896.
IN AID OF
THE COTTAGE HOSPITAL,
WILL BE GIVEN IN
THE MECHANICS' 1 ALL,
WVediiesday, 30th Dec.
Doors Open 7.30. Commence at 8 p. m.
Reserved Seats 1/6 Second Seats 1/.
Tickets may be obtained at the residence of
John H. Jackson, Reid Street, where a plan
of the Hall may be seen. And at Mrs. Gor-
haum's Drug Store, Burnaby Street.
November 23, 1896.-5
I HAVING OPENED SHOP at The American
House with a first class outfi!, I shall
be pleased to see all who gave me their pa-
tronage while at the Emporium the past sum-
incr. With running hot and cold water, and
the latest Shampooing apparatus, I shall be
pleased to make Ladies Shampooing one of
the pleasant features of the shop.
Thanking you for past patronage and hoping
for a share in the future.
I am respectfully yours,
DE VEAU WILLIAMS
Hamilton, October 19, 1696.-3 m.
Colonist please copy.
FOR R1 ENT.
The tore & P remases
On Front Street, Hamilton,
Occupied by Messrs. Frith & Eve.
Possession given on 10th November next.
'POTATO DISEASE PREVENTION R. Dow-
Custom House Brokers,
Forwardiing and Commissioil
20 Exchange Place,
63 & 05 Beaver St., New York
P. 0. BOX 3550.
JUST RECEIVED AT
DOE'S, 59 FRONT STREET,
Ladies' and Gentlemen's
Gem and Fancy Rings.
BROOCHES, LACE PINS, SCARF PINS, LINKS, STUDS
-- . '-
BANGLES, ," '-
BUCKLES, CLASPS, TOILET ARTICLES, Etc., Etc,
A VARIED ASSORTMENT OF
E LOWECT O-IPLATE_ _T WA-E:E.
GOLD, NICKEL AND STEEL SPECTACLES AND EYE-LASEb.
EYES CORRECTLY FITTED FREE OF CHARGE.
All are cordially invited to call and inspect.
Hamilton, December 12th, 1896.-5
PICKFORD & BLACK'S
T~fA T ASH LI E
CARRYING MAILS UNDER CONTRACTS WITH THE GOVERNMENTS OF CANADA
St. John .,. Leave
do .... Leave
St. Croix.... "
St. Kitts .... "
Antigua ... "
St. Lucia.... "
do. .... Leave
St. Lucia ..
St. Kitts... "
St. John Arrive
44A-T--lP -A" 7
Is due at Bermuda, to leave for Turks Islands and Jamaica
19th OF EACH MONTH.
Due at Bermuda, to leave for Halifax, Nova Scotia,
2nd OF EACH MONTH
FIRST-CLASS PASSENGER ACCOMMODATION.
W. T. JAMES, Bermuda Agent.
41 & 42 Front Street, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Sept 14th, 1896.-tf
Partlnohip DBI OLUTION Ntic.
WE THE UNDERSIGNED have this day
Dissolved partnership and have placed
the winding up of the late partnership carried
on under the name of
Frith & Eve,
in the hands of our Attorney H. VILLIERS
R. T. FRITH,
For Rent, Furnished.
A Suite of Rooms facing Victoria
The above consists of 5 Bedrooms and Par-
lour. All modern improvements. Baths,
Within two minutes walk of the Hamilton
In 401b. bags, at 16/. (Will mix 200 gallons.)
T. J. PEARMAN
At 94= 3 4 per M,
BEAMS, BOARDS, SCANTLING
and SLATS of almost any dimensions
Special terms can be made by purchasers of
20 M, or upwards, for delivery.
JOHN S. DARRELL & JAMES,
and H. DUNKLEY,
January 10, 1896.
A ,L F3AN1 I
Lj-iiu ~ ~ d riii .8 j
MRS. C. A. MARC]
- a '" }MANAGER. *
T HIS house is one of the best appointed on
the Islands. Newly furnished, painted
and papered. Quiet and absolutely free from
Malaria. The Cuisine is first class in every
detail. The social attractions are manifold:
music, dancing, excellent fishing, boating,
bicycling, salt water bathing, driving, etc.,
etc. Dinners prepared on short notice. All
kinds of refreshments for the travelling pub-
lic. Ready night or day. Carriages always
For further particulars address
Colonist copy tf.
NOTICE OF C-P-ARTNERSHIP.
THE UNDERSIGNED has this day admit-
ted into co-partnership
Mr. Benjamin H. Watkins,
and the PAINTING BUSINESS heretofore
carried on in his name will be continued under
the Firm Name of
MILLER & WATKINS
He takes this opportunity of thanking the
public for past favours and solicits for the
New Firm a continuation of the patronage he
has hitherto enjoyed.
THOMAS H. MILLER.
Hamilton, 1st October, 1896.
ALL PERSONS having just demands against
.L.the Undersigned will please render the
same made up to 30th of September, 1896, for
payment, and all amounts due the Undersign-
ed must be paid or some satisfactory arrange-
ment made for payment of the same, not later
than 30th of November, 1896.
THOMAS H. MILLER
Hamilton, October 5, 1896.
PRIVATE E BOARD.
LADIES AND GENTLEMEN
can be comfortably accommodated on reason.
ble terms by applying to
J. D. SEON,
Among the attractions will be found a Tennis
Lawn, with Sea Bathing, Boating, and within
ten minutes' walk of the Caves.
ru22 7 3
W 237 3
Th24 7 4
F'r25 7 4
Sa 26 7 4
S '27 7 4
A 128 7 4
CHRISTTMAS DA Y.
1st after Christmas.
Last Quarter 27 day, 7h 49 rn s. n.
THE B aXMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE is published every
Tuesday by GREGOORY V LEE, Printer to the
Queen's Most Excellent Majesty,
AT HIS OFFICE,
North-West Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streets
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c, will be printed at
the shortest notice,
TELEPHONE N"o. 144.
Agent at St. GeorgCi, for the Royal Oatette
Mr. GEORGE D. BOYLE, West Eud, Water
Agent at Somerset, Mn. J. B. ZUILL
1W Notice to Advertisers.-PersonB
desirous of discontinuing, or making alterations
in their advertisements, on 1st or 4th page are
requested to give their orders for same by THURS-
DAYS at noon, as the first side of the Gazette for the
following week is closed on that. day.
The Bermuda Royal Gazette" is on file,
IN LoNDoN-At the Imperial Institute; and at
to-e offices of Messrs. Hopkins, Ford, Lee &
Co., 8 Jeffrey's Square, St. Mary Axe, E. 0C.
IN NEW YolK-At the offices of Messrs Middleton
RICHARD F. DOWNING.
THOMAS H. DOWNING.
-it. MOLON Manager Foreign Express
THOMPSON ,: ROBERTS.
May 19th, 1891
Meluabl+ R3al Estate iR tho Ton
The Undersigned offers for sale his property
Wesley and Victoria Streets,
Consisting of a Lot bounded on three streets
WITH TWO HOUSES THEREON,
1THESE 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
35 Front Street.
Hamilton Feby 25th, 1895
Haus & Mid A ull & Scrivwry,
AT THE OFFICE OF
WM. JAMES HENEY, Actuary,
-AT HIS RESIDENCE-
For the Collection of Debts, notes of hand
Bills of Exchange, and other securities, under
authority. of Powers of Attorney and other
BANKERS :-THE BANK OF BERMUDA, LTD.
February 18th, 18965.-tf
FANCY GOODS AND
at the "Royal Gazette Stationery
4 'A further supply of FMf1y"dooTd nd
CHAMOIS CASH BAGS,
' Sporting Knives,
Watch Keys, Whistles. Toy Books,
Cricket Balls--Composition, Leather and
Autograph Albums, Pocket Books,
Fancy Stationery in Boxes,
&c., &c., &c.
Hamilton, December 15, 1896.
" Royal Gazette Stationery Store
RichmonHo re mC8ndition1wdlors,
Dr. Jame S' tliseerinig Ointment
&., &c., e.
8_ Small and frequent importations.
A.LMANACIK.- Deer., 1996.