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Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
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VOL. LXXVI.-No. 81.




2r0og. Pm ANNUALi


In the event of a stroke The payment of the
of good fortune you prizes is guaranteed
can win by Government.
600,000 Marks. First drawing :
say 30.000 sterl. December 17th.

German Great Money Lottery
of the State of Hamburg.
You are invited to participate in the
teed by the State of Hamburg in which
M. 11,306,390 oI about 565,300 sterl.
surely have to be won.
The entire number of tickets issued is
115,000 of which 57,755 consequently nearly
one half of all tickets issued must draw a prize.
The highest prize in the most fortunate case
will eventually be :
600,000 Marks or about 30,000 sterl.
Especially there are the following principal
1 of 300,000 M about 15,000
1 of 200,000 10,000
1 of 60,000 3,000
1 of 50,000 2,500
2 of 40,000 2,000
1 of 35,000 1,750
1 of 30,000 1,500
1 of 100,000 5,000
1 of 80,000 4,000
1 of 60,000 3,000
1 of 50,000 2,500
1 of 40,000 2,000
4 of 30,000 1,500
5 of 20,000 1,000
2 of 15,000 750
16 of 10,000 500
55 of 5,000 250
103 of 3,000 150
155 of 2,000 100
616 of 1,000 50
14 of 500 25
1022 of 400 20
One German Mark is equal to one English
In all the Lottery contains 57,755 prizes and
8 premium-prizes.
The latter are additional prizes awarded in
each drawing to -the respective ticket drawn
the last with a principal prize in accordance
with the regulations of the official prospectus.
These 55,7:., prizes must be .LUI.ELY WON
iin 7DRA l IN\S within the space of a few
The highest possible prize of 1st drawing
amounts to Mk. 50,000, increases in 2d. draw-
ing to Mk. 55,000, in 3d. Mk. 60,000, in 4th.
Mk. 70,000, in 5th. Mk. 80,000, in 6th. Mk.
90,000, and finally in 7th drawing to Marks
The official cost for participation in the first
two drawings amounts to
18 shillings for a full ticket.
9 shillings for half a ticket.
4/6 for one quarter ot a ticket.
Half resp. quarter tickets will :entitle to one half
resp. one quarter of the amount, won' by the re-
spective number, named on the ticket.
The stakes for participation in the following
drawings, as well as the exact prize-table, are"in-
dicated in the OFFICIAL PROSPECTUS, which I
send on demand gratis in advance. The prospectus
is also sent gratiswith every order. After thedraw-
ing'I'shall forward'to every ticket-holder the offi-
cial list-ofthe winning-numbers.
The Payment and Forwarding of the
Amounts Won
to those concerned will.have my Special and Prompt
attention, and with the most absolute secrecy.
4Z- REMITTANCE OF MONEY can be made by
BANK-NOTES by registered letter or by Post-
C On account of the approaching drawing of the
prizes, please address the orders immediately
in all confidence direct to

Oct. 3, 1903-6 s o


Some portions of the civilized globe are a long
way behind the procession. With all the efforts
of the pushing American to put them wise,"
they continue to exist in ignorance of some of the
choice blessings of life. Here, for example, is our
Consul at New Rochelle, France, saying "Roasted
peanuts are rarely seen on the streets or in the
shops for sale, and there are no peanut vendors on
the streets or at the grain fairs."
Now, how is that for sodden ignorance of the
good things of life How is it possible for any
civilized people to exist without a practical and
intimate knowledge of this American product?
How can they hold town meetings or other assem-
blages, and what sort of a circus or theatrical per-
formance can go on if there are no peanuts for the
small boys to crack and to feed to the monkeys ?
The idea is preposterous. Doubtless they have
chestnuts and acorns and other trifles, but that
they are practically unacquainted with goobers is
one of the things that we fail to catch onto.
Here is a fine opening for some enterprising
American te make a fortune. Let him go to New
Rochelle with a cargo of peanuts and suitable
appliances for roasting them. Then let him start
out a corps of smart boys to offer the new dainty
through the streets and at all public places. It
wouldn't take long for the natives to catch on and
in a very short while peanut hullswould be found
on every street and alley and the cracking of the
shells will make merry music to Gallic ears.
And when the business is once started there is
no danger of failure. When the peanut habit is
established it hangs on like Bermuda grass. War,

pestilence, and famine may strike the community ;
revolutions may come, thrones totter, and empires
crumble, but a people who have acquired the pea-
nut habit will cling to it through the wrecks of
matter and the crush of worlds." Surely there is
an opening for a rousing business at New Roohelle
-Montgomery Advertiser.
4 *

London, Oct. 7.-Dr. Parker conferring with
the educational authorities of New Zealand de-
cided that candidates for the Rhodes Scholarships
must not be under nineteen or over twenty-two.
They must be graduates of a University in New
Zealand and domiciled in the country ten years
proceeding election.

Court ot General Assize.


[Continued. 1
William Cundy said, I am one of the contract
labourers, my number is 184. That is
my mark. Walker & Company have brok-
en their contract with me, when I arrived
here, the house accommodation did not comply
with the contract. I worked for the Company.
I had cause for complaint before the 1st Decem-
ber. When I arrived here they offered me 2/10 a
day. I was not at any time provided with free
medical attention and hospital accommodation.
I was never sick. I worked for the Company
from the 19th May until the 24th July last year,
I was turned away. Mr. Carr turned me away,
because I would not work under a sub-contractor.
The Company notified me to return under penalty
of imprisonment. I have not been imprisoned
for breach of contract. I have a wife and 3 chil-
dren in Jamaica. On or before the 28th Novem-
ber I could not afford to send them anything,
during the time I was working for the Company.
I slept in a room, 14 of us, all males, at Kings
Point. The Company owes me money according
to contract. The Company take 2/6 a fortnight
for transportation and when I was dismissed I
only worked 62 days and drew 4/6. I tried to
recover this money legally, Mr. Josephs received
an answer. I put my case in Mr. Josephs hands.
I received an answer from Mr. Gray, through
Mr. Josephs.
Cross-examined by Attorney General.
I have the letter at my home in Somerset. I
received that letter from Mr. Josephs. I fur-
nished him with a statement of my account, after
I received the letter from him. I furnished him
with that statement for the purpose of its being
sent to Walker & Company's Attorney. Mr.
Carr was on the works when he discharged me.
I worked at day labour when I first came here.
I'never worked at task work. When I was dis-
charged I was told that I was to go to work the
same day, Friday, under Sub-contractor Robinson.
I refused to do so, because I did not sign to work
under Rob'nson but with Walker & Company for
3/ a day. I have not world for the company
since I was discharged.
By the Court.
I live in Somerset now, and have got a job in
the dockyard. I get 4/ a day there. I have been
employed there since August 1902. I got no
quarters there. I have been here to-day five days
as a witness on this trial.
Emanuel Green being duly sworn sa;d, I' am
one of the contract labourers, I cannot tell the
number, it is 169. That is my mark. The Com-
pany have broken their contract with me, the
night I arrived here. They promised house ac-
commodation and did not find it. I found a
house of dirt, all the heavy stone and muck was
on the floor, the carpenters' shavings inside. I
arrived here on the 14 May, we landed the next
day about 8 o'clock in the evening. My com-
plaint to the company was when I did not get
work, I complained to Mr, Carr. I worked the
first working day, painting, that is my occupa-
tion. Mr. Carr put me to this, he sent me to Mr.
Galloway, I could not say how long that lasted.
When I was finished I went back to Carr and
told him and be sent me to Robinson and Robin-
son said to me, my good man I have no work to
give you because you are a painter, you go back to
Mr. Calr, when I went back Carr said to me
there was not anything to do but he expect to
give me some piece work on the ferry bridge, he
gave me a little work with the master painter
working there. I worked there Wednesday,
Thursday and a quarter day Friday. Friday the
work was given to a sub contractor, the master-
painter I was along with. I says to him as you
have the job now I will work for you and he said
Yes, and I went on with him. I received my pay
every fortnight from him correctly. Between
these times I worked for him they drew only one
time transportation from me. Mr. Gibbons was
the sub contractor. When that work was finished
I went back to Mr. Carr. I asked Mr. Carr for
work he told me to go anywhere and get work and
every fortnight bring him my transportation, and
I said no. I never worked under sub contractor
Robinson. I worked under Mr. Curtis, sub con-
tractor. I am a married man. I have 2 children
and a wedlock wife, in Kingston, Jamaica. I
worked with the company 4 months and 1 week
from the time I came. I was working with the
company at 4/6 per day. I received that the
whole time I was working. I asked for work and
they did not give it to me so I had to leave. When
working on the bridge I did piece work, the mas-
ter painter would not do the work so I did it, he
never came and I proceeded on. I hired the men,
some of the contract labourers. I paid them. I
paid them on the bridge. Some of them I paid
close by the office when I went to receive the mon-
ey. I don't remember how much I was receiving.
I was paid according to the days. I was paid by
the yard. I worked with these men at this work
about 8 days, the men found that it oould not pay
so the men would not come back and I went to
Carr and Wortley. Mr. Carr told me to see Wort-
ley about it, and Wortley told me to go back and
take the men and work it by the day, I said the
men won't be satisfied with that, and he told me
he would not bother with it he would advertise
for painters and he did. Curtis got the job and I
worked with him. The company has not notified
me to return to the works.
Cross-examined by Attorney General.
I have been here as a witness from last Wednes-
day every day except Sunday. The work I ap-
plied to Mr. Carr for was painter's work. I did
not at any time refuse to work for the company as
a labourer. I was working as a foreman when I
had the labourers under me on the bridge.
Rebecca Longer being duly sworn said, I am
one of the contract labourers, I don't remember
the number. That is my mark. I am a married
lady. My husband is living in Somerset. He is
one of the contract labourers. I signed at Kings-
ton. I arrived in May here. I have never work-

ed for the company, because they say they have
no work to give me. Mr. Robinson sent me to
the engineer and he said go back I have no work
for you. They put me into a dirty house, no ac-
commodation, when I first came here, 1 and my
husband were together. There were others in
the room, men and women. There were about
16 men and women in the room. I stayed about
2 weeks. Mr. Zuill came with 2 police and turn-
ed us out, that is why I left. Mr. Zuill came
there himself. He took hold of the things and
said come go out, he took out the things. They
put us into a house near Oxford House. We
stayed in the house a week. I don't know wheth-
er the Beta was expected at the end of that week.
After leaving there I rented a house at Elys Har-

hour. Robinson gave me the order to turn out
to work the first day, Monday I turned out to
work. I went out to the extension, I saw plenty
of people but I don't know them. No one told
me to do anything tbers. I saw Robinson. I
went back to the houseat King's Point. I have
never applied for wNork to the company since they
turned me off, I was never paid by the company.
I placed my claims in adlawyers' hands to collect
for me, in Mr. Josephs.; I never heard from the
company through Josepts. I have been sick since
I came from September to December. I took a
cold off the floor and swell. The company did
not give me free medical attention, the company
did not send me to a hospital. I have been will-
ing to work for the company. I have applied to
the company to pay my expenses for sickness, Dr.
Packwood was my doctor. I think the minagis-
trate gave me 24 hours to leave the house at
Kings point. I do not know of the Colonial Se-
cretary visiting the qu.rters. Everybody left the
quarters after receiving notice to go. all the wo-
men. I had cause to complain before the 28th
November on account of the treatment of the
company to me. I have a family. Robinson
told me to break stone when I went to the cut.
I was not given a hammer to break it with. I
did not see ano of the women given hammers.
Cross-examined by Attorney General.
I live at Elys Harbour with my husband, I
have 2 children. My husband has not very much
supported me and my children since I have been
here. He owes some rent now. Sometimes I
have something to eat. I had a baby last De-
cember. My husband went to Mr. Yolckman to
apply for medical attendance when I had my
baby. When the police came to put me out at
Kings point they were in uniform, Mr. Zuill was
present the day the women left. It was about 2
weeks after I came here that I was turned out.
The Monday morning that we were turned out to
work I and the other women did not refuse to
break stone. We were shewed the stones we
would have to break by Mr. Robinson, the stones
were on the works. Robinson sent us to the en-
gineer, Robinson shewed us the stones we would
have to break. The women did not refuse to
break stone. They were not sent back to Kings
Point because they refused to break stone.
By the Court.
There were 2 policemen in uniform when I was
turned out of Kings point house, I do not know
whether Mr. Zuill was in uniform, I do not know
the names of the policemen.
William Small being duly sworn said, I am
one of the contract laborers. My number is 181.
That is my signature. Walker & Company has
broken their contract with me. Before the 28th
November I had reason to complain more
than once of my treatment. I complained
to Mr. Carr in the office and Mr. Volckman.
Those complaints were verbal. From the first
night I arrived the company broke their contract.
They broke it first r-. r ,.' vi:i me house accom-a
modation. I am not i.\ Lkinig f ..' the company
now. I left the 7th May last. I turned out to
work the first day they gave us work. I worked
I received 3/- per day for the first fortnight. I
cannot remember how much was in my envelope
at the end of the first fortnight because some
amounts were taken out for commissary. Accord-
ing to the amount that they give me that was tak-
en out and the amount that was left in the envel-
ope I knew that I received 3/- a day for the first
fortnight. I am a married man, I have a wife 6
children and a mother. They are in Jamaica. I
have been unable to provide for them since I came.
I had nothing to send to them since I came here.
The first night I came here 14 of us slept in one
room with muck and shavings, I could not say
how large a room it was, it was very small. From
one month after I arrived here I worked for sub
contractors 11 months. I know of an inquiry
held at the dockyard, at that time I was working
for A. A. Thomas, excavating ground, I never got
one penny for myself out of that work. I was do-
ing that a fortnight and a half, I did not get any
pay because after I had done the work Wortley
came and measured it and there were some men
that Thomas sent with me to work on the work,
and the few shillings was just enough to pay them
and nothing left for me.. I was responsible for
the work, I was a sub-contractor under Thomas.
The money was given to Thomas in the office and
be gave it to me on the works. I went to Mr.
Volckman about it and he said he would see about
it, and never came. I went to Carr and he said
if I does not get out of the office, he would kick
me. I was using explosives on- this excavation, I
had to pay for it. The price of the explosives
was deducted out of the same payment. I had
about 5 under me I think Josiah Wright, David
Johnson were 2 of the men. I worked in the
day gang for one month, the first month I was
here. I had to remain when the line was cut
without work at times. I have worked a fort-
night and not received my pay. I have never re-
ceived the pay to this day. I don't remember
hearing a letter read by you that was sent to the
Cross-examined by Attorney General
The fortnight that I said I worked and was not
paid was the same time I spoke of before. When
I first started excavating and loading I got 2/6
first and them 3/- a car, I am sure about that.
Sometimes I earned 3/ when I was working, 3/- a
a car, and sometimes nothing at all. It may be
once in a month I earned 5/- or 9/- a day. I ave-
raged myself to get 3/- a day but never got it.
Whatever cars I loaded I got paid for. I never
left the work I was driven away from the works
on the 7 May 1903, I had never been away from
the works before. I went to Mr. Zuill 3 times to
complain that I could not get any work. I
worked at the forts in January last. When I first
began the task work I worked under J. P.
Robinson, I worked under him most of the time.
Mr. Carr turned me away from the-work, I had
been idling for about 4 days and at the end of
that time I told him I wanted something to do
for I can't live that way, and he said I must go
and fill the cars, I told him I would not fill it at
1/3 per day, and he said if I did not clear out of
the office he would call a constable to clear me
out and I must go anywhere I could find work to
do. At this time they were paying 2/6 a car, and
2 of us only loaded one for a day.
Re-examined by Defendant.
I told Mr. Carr that I would not work for 1/3
a day. Mr. Carr sent two of us to fill one car

for a day at 2/6. If you could get the car you
may be able to fill 2 cars a day, two men. Two
men could not fill more than 2 cars a day by ex-
cavating. After boring, blasting you had to
break it up put it in a heap and put it in the cor-
ner before you earned a penny. There was no
limit of size for breaking the rock. You could
put in any size stone that you could lift. It was
in January this yer that I received more than
3/ a day, it was after the stirring up and they
wanted to make things better. After the 28 Nov.
there was but very little improvement in the
4.15. Court adjourned to 10.30 tomorrow,
Tueseay, the 6th Oct. 1903, at 10.30 p.m.

Tuesday, 6th Oct. 1903.
10.30 Court met.
William Bennett being duly sworn said, I am
one of the contract labourers, my number is 191.
That is my mark. The company have broken
their contract with me, the time we arrived here.
I did not get work. I worked the first Monday
after 1 came. I don't remember what I got the
first fortnight. I had a cause of complaint from
the time I came to the first of December. When
we been out to the sub contractor Robinson says
he had no work to give us to do. I made com-
plaints on account of having no work, I complain-
ed to Mr. Volckman and Mr. Carr. I did not
complain to any one else. I received a letter
from the governor. That letter was addressed to
me personally. I have not got that letter. ,It1
gave it to Mr. Josephs. In consequence of what
was stated in that letter I went to the Caltain in
charge of the dockyard. I reported my grievance
to the captain in charge, there were others there
besides me, Mr. Volckman, Mr. Carr, and another
gentleman were there, also the Inspector of Po-
lice Mr. Galloway, and we 3 Jamaicans, Smith
and Wilson besides me. I saw the Captain in
charge. There were changes made after that in-
quiry. The change was that I got 3/6 a day after
that. I could not rightly say whether this meet-
ing was the one referred to in the New Era. I
was working task work before the inquiry before
the Captain in charge. I was paid 2/6 a car,
Robinson, sub contractor paid me. He did not
pay me in the company's office, he paid me round
on the green, he did not pay me in envelopes. In
consequence of this I made a complaint to Mr.
Car and Mr. Volckman. I only made a com-
plaint to the parties in the office. I am a mar-
ried man. I did not send my family any money
on or before the 28 November, I have sent some
since that. On or before the 28 November I
worked continuously. Before the 29 Novem-
ber I did not receive on an average
3/- a day. I have worked in a day labour gang.
Coombs was the foreman of the day labour gang.
There were two gangs together, and Coombs and
Thomas were foremen. When I was working in
the day labour gang I had cause to complain of
my money. I could not always get work in the
day labour gang when the line was cut, I tried to
get it in the day labour gang and they said they
had sufficient men. I had to go to the camp when
I could not get work in the day gang. The com-
pany did not pay me for this time I was in the
camp. I worked a week and did not get any pay.
Mr. Wortly stopped off 10 of us and then we ask-
ed him what we was to do he said he don't know
and we still work on, and after the fortnight was
up we went to the office for pay, they said they
were not going to pay us because they had stop-
ped us off from work, we don't get that pay up to
now. Mr. Wortley stopped us off because he said
he had too many men on day work, I was on day
work at that time, I knew of discontent among
the men in consequence of this bad treatment.
When I arrived I was not given house accommo-
dation. I did not see the governor visit the camp.
I wrote a letter to you for publication in the New
Era. I have protested against working for the
sub contractors, I protested to Robinson. I never
made any other protest that I can remember. I
have never worked over a fortnight and got no
pay. There is about 50 cars on the works, I ne-
ver worked at the fort. After June I could not
tell how many men were in the day labour gang.
When working task work I was not always able
to make 3/- a day. I did not make 3/- a day be-
cause the cars were only 2/6 and sometimes you
only got one car and sometimes for two or three
days you get none. I expect there were not
enough cars for the men, I could always work
when I could not get a car. I did not always
work when I could not get a car, because I could
not get the work. I did not work because there
was only the task work and the cars were not
sufficient for so many men. I was working task
work and could not get day's work at that time.
The railroad track was as far from the witness
stand as to the first rail. The company did not
furnish we with other work during the time the
line was cut. I am working for the company now.
I have paid up my transportation.
Cross-examined by Attorney General.
I first got 3/6 a day for day labour about 4
months ago. I am working now at the cut at the
dockyard. I worked in the day labour gang for
about 2 months, and then at task work. I work-
ed at task work about 5 months. I was to leave
the company's employ at one time but I did not
leave, I got permission from Mr. Carr to work at
the dockyard, that was September last year. I
did not go to work at the dockyard but continued
to work for the company, I could have gone to
the dockyard if I had liked. Mr. Wortley stopp-
ed us off day work but he did not tell us to do
task work, he did not tell us we were to go and
load cars, he did not tell us anything. We ten
continued at day work after he had knocked us
off that work.
William Pusey said, I am one of the contract
labourers, my number is 144. That is my signa-
ture. The company broke its contract with me
since I have been here the first time, house ac-
commodation first place. I had cause for com-
plaint on or before the 1st of December. I was
working for 5 days quarrying stone and boring
boles and could not get a car. I went to Robin-
sou, sub contractor, and I told him I could not
get a car and he said I must go to hell from him,
if he was in a republican country he would shoot
me, and I was not satisfied with the reply and I
went to Wortley, and he said I should not shoot
him but I should burn, he missed us in Ecuador
but he caught us here. I went away from Wort-
ley,,after 5 days I got one car for the week. I
did not get more than that because the cars were
not sufficient, Robinson, sub contractor had to
allot us the cars. We men were not allowed to
get a car mny time we wanted it. They have
men to put the explosives in the hole, the man
came from the office I don't know who sent him.
Mr. Lyburt was the man that put the explosives
in. He did not always come at my call to fill the
hole, sometimes we waited a whole day and
could not get him until the next day, he had so
much to attend to that he could not do everything
on one day. I was working for the company
when the line was cut. I was working for the
company when they were out of explosives. I

worked at the time the line was cut and they
were out of explosives. I was boring holes. I
was not paid for the work I done on those days
boring. I was paid when I filled the cars. I
could get one or two cars in one day. Sometimes
when I bored holes four [days and filled car one
day I would get 5/-. This 5/- was for the 2 cars
I filled at 2/6. Sometimes I blasted 4 holes and
did not get enough to load one car. There was
more than one man to charge the holes. I have
worked over a fortnight and not received my pay.
I have not always received my pay for that fort-
night at the end of the next fortnight, sometimes
I only received 6/- a fortnight. These envelopes
marked paid for wages 6/- and paid for wages 1/6
I swear are my envelopes. I was working task
work when I received them. Those were pay-

ments for a whole fortnight. I have complained
to the company in regards to my bad pay, 1 com-
plained to Mr. Carr. I hard of an inquiry held
by the Captain in charge, Dockyard. I was
working for svb contractor Robinson at the
time of this inquiry, be paid me on the plain at
this time, I was not paid in envelopes. This sys-
tem of payment caused me discontent. I was
paid after the inquiry at the office. I was re-
ceiving tickets for the cars that I loaded. The
company owes me money now. I live made ;;n
effort to recover it, I put it in the hand of bar-
rfter Josephs that died.
Cross-examined by Attorney General.
I worked at day work about 3 weeks after I
first came here. I then worked at task work. I
am not still in the company's employ, I left them
last July an(d went to the dockyard. I left the
company with their consent, my contract was
cancelled, at my request. I did not work regu-
larly at task work from about 3 weeks after I
came here until hRie end of Noveniber. Two gen-
erally worked together filling thel .i!-., and some-
times they worked separately. Sometimes I got
more than 3/- a day filling cars, sometimes not
that Sometimes I earned as much 4/- or 5/- a day
filling cars.
Re-examined by Defeudant.
When I worked filling cars and earned more
than 4/- or 5/- a day that was not before the 28
By the Court.
I can't remember the largest amount I ever re-
ceived a fortnight at task work. I cannot rightly
tell when I received those envelopes. I have on-
ly those 2 envelopes now, the others are torn up
and lost, I had some others. I put these in my
box and I did not put the others in my box. The
largest amount marked on any envelope that I re-
ceived was 30/6 tlha was when I first came and
was working at day labour, 2/6 having been de-
ducted for transportation. I received those en-
velopes before the 28 November but I could not
fell what month before that. We were paid in
envelopes before the 28 November. When I got
the 1/6 I worked 5 days tke rain came and I did
not work, when I got the 6/- I can't tell how long
I worked.
Florence Payne said, I am one of the con-
tract labourers. I don't remember the num-
ber. That is my rlark. The company has
broken their contract wi h me. When we
came here they broke it. I was put in the
camp at Kings point when I first came. There
were 9 women in the room I was in, there were 14
men there too. I stayed there 2 weeks. Mr.
Zuill sent the police and turned us out. He is
the magistrate at Somerset. Mr. Zuill'came hinm-
self that day we were put out. I had seen him
at the camp before, he came there the night we
landed. 'I have never received any work from
the company, they did not give us any. I was
sent to work on the company's works. I went, I
did not work. I did not work because they had
no work to give us. The engineer said they had
no work to give us. I went down to the dock-
yard to work. I saw Robinson there, he said I
must go down there and see where I.had to work.
He told us what we had to do. He told us to go
down there and break stones. IHe told us where
the stone was. He said that it was on the con-
tractors' works, I saw stone there. After I went
away I went to the engineer to break
the stone, le was down where the stones were.
He asked as what we oame about and we said we
bad come to work, and he said he had no work to
give us to do, for he had 2 crushers to crush as
much stone as they wBnted. He said we must go
back and I went to the camp. The company did
not pay me my money at the end of the fortnight.
I only got 6d from the company. When I was
turned out of the camp I went down to a house
to wait for the Beta, they wore going to send me
back because they had no work to give me. Rob-
inson told me that he was going to send me back.
I stayed in this house 1.0 days, I was not sent
back in the Beta, they did not come to tell us to
go. None of the representatives of time company
gave me a ticket to go back. None of the com-
pany told me to go to Hamilton to the Beta, none
of the representatives of the company told me
when the Beta came, I was willing to have gone
back. I have applied to the company for work
since, I think it was about a mouth after that. I
left the house where we were 10 days because the
landlord turned us out. I had to beg for lodg-
ing. The company has not furnished me with
free house accommodation, I am not married, I
am 22. I at no time refused to break stone for
the company. I am willing to work for the com-
pany now, I have been ill since I came, I em-
ployed a doctor. Tihe company has not given me
free hospital or medical attendance. There was
a hospital at Kings Point when I was there, I
saw a room what they call the hospital and the
men were so sick they had to put them in there.
I never looked in the room. I put my claim in a
lawyer's hands. I don't remember receiving an
answer through the lawyer from the ,company,
Josephs was the lawyer. The Governor or Colo-
nial Secretary did not visit the c;mp while I was
Cross-examined by Attorney General.
I live at the new road Somerset. I rent a room.
I get sometimes a couple of pieces of clothes to
wash, that is what I am dependent on. Mr. Jo-
sephs has my copy of the contract. All the time
I was at Kings Point the men and women were
sleeping in the same rooms, the women had to
sleep in their clothes, the men slept in their
clothes. The 6d I spoke of was given me by the
company the first night I came. The company
did not supply the women with food from the time
I arrived until I was put out of the first house.
The company did not supply the women with any
food during the time I was at Kings Poiutr. I
don't remember that the company were willing to
send back to Jamaica any at tme womns who
wanted to go. I have been to the same engineer
for work that I went to the first uin.. ini. I did
not go alone some of the other vwomeu went with
me. I don't remember .ow many went, they go
the same place I go, we met the engineer on his
works, I don't know hia name. I do not know
what part of the works I met him on. I don't
remember whether it was near the dockyard or
near the new bridge. I don't remember if I ap-
plied to the company for house tocommodation.
I am willing to work for the co pany now as a
labourer. None of the women refused to breik

stone the first morning they were turned out to
work, Robinson pointed out where the stone
was to be broken. Thie women left the place
where the stone was to be broken and returned to
the camp, Robinson told us the stone was there
for the women to break. There wvre not separate
rooms f)r the women at Kings Point. I never
did any work for the company for they dod't give
me any.
Re-examined by defendant.
We went where the stones were when Robinson
pointed them out, I met there the engineer, lie
said he had no work to give us. He said he had
2 crushers to crush the stone.
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Hamilton, October 10, 1903.




will be received at this office up
to 12 o'clock, noon, of Friday,
16th instant for Cleaning the Canal
in Pembroke Marshes.

Specifications may be seen 'and
forms of tenders obtained at this
The Bo;iid"of Public Works is
irot bound to accept the lowest or
any other tender.

Colonial Surveyor.
Colonial Surveyor's, Office, 2
Hamilton, 9th Oct., 1903.
(Colonist Copy 2.)




will be received -at this office up
to 12 o'clock, noon, of Friday,
16th instant, for




Specifications 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 tetidt'.

Colonial Surveyor.
Colonial Snrveyor's, Office, }
Hamilton, 9th Oct. 1903.
(Colonist Copy twice)

The Campaign Begun.
On Tuesday last, in St. Andrew's Hall, Glas-
gow, Mr. Chamberlain opened the fiscal campaign.
lfe began with a tribute to the courage and re-
sourcefulhess of the Prime Minister in the face of
difficulties unsurpassed in political history. Of
course in encomiastic utterances strict historical
accuracy is not always regarded. The difficulty
which Mr. iBalfour has to meet is exceptional, but
it is not unique ; and it should be no difficult
matter to find, in the history of Great Britain,
records .f'nmini'ters who have, in circumstances
equally trying, displayed no less courage and no
more vacillatien than he.
On the subject of imperial trade Mr. Chamber-
lain failed not to point out that whereas the pop-
ulation of England and Scotland has increased 30
per cent. during the free trade era the volume of
export trade exhibits an increase of only 7 per
cent. In other words if the population and the
volume of export trade in 1846 be each represented
by 100, the present population would be 130 and
the export trade 107.5. The ratio of export trade
to population in 1846 was unity; now it is 107.5
to 130.0 or .83. So that the export trade, instead
of expanding has actually shrunk by 17 per cent.
in proportion to population.
After a full statement of his proposals and a
fair estimate of their effect Mr. Chamberlain con-
cluded his Glasgow address by imploring his hear-
ers to do nothing which aould make for the disin-
tegrationof the Empire. The next day he addressed
a meeting in the Town Hall, Greenook. In deal-
ing with retaliation and reciprosity, he announced
himself as a free-trader if it was free trade all
round. If there was not free exchange he was
not a free-trader at any price. Under
Great Britain had lost her agriculture, her sugar
trade, her silk industry; iron and wool were
threatened, and cotton might be expected to share
the fate of the others. These are facts which will
necessitate the exercise of much industry on the
part of the Cobden Club to explain away.

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Salvation Army service The remains accompan-
ied by a guard of honour i-ade up of the city
officers and the band, were conveyedd to No. 1
Barracks, C(' ., l. St., whbcr "Col." 'lml,-
conducted a public service. TI-e cortege then
proceeded to the cemetery, where the body was
interred. The Orinoco encountered somewhat
rough weather in her passage to Bermuda.

Concert at the Mechanics' Hall.
There was a large attendance at the Mechanics'
Hall last night, when several members of the
crew of H. M. S. Hotspur gave a Concert on
behalf of Pearson's Fresh Air Fund. There was
no lack of talent, and a capital programme was
submitted. A full report will be published in
next Tuesday's issue.

The Miurderous Assault at
Obadiah Thomas, a coloured man, who is in
Hamilton Gaol on a charge of attempting to mur-
der Capt. G. Smith at Devonshire some days ago,
will be brought before Wor. R. 'W. Appleby, J.P.,
Police Magistrate for Hamilton this (Saturday)
morning. He will be formally charged and re-
manded until Tuesday.

Naval Notes.
After having repairs effected to machinery, H.
M. S. Indefatigable again proceeded to sea on
Wednesday morning last.
H. M. S. Pallas will have been three years in
Commission to-morrow. She will be re-commis-
sioned here shortly.
H. M. S. Tribune arrived from Halifax on
Thursday evening and will remain at Bermuda
for some time.


When asked whether they intended to make
an extended visit to Canada Mr. Kingsland re-
plied :
"We intend to visit the leading cities and before
we leave we expect to go through to Winnipeg
and the coast. We have heard so much of Canada
of late that we desired to see what were the con-
ditions that existed and try and pick up a few
trade wrinkles."
Mr. Pearson spoke cf Johannesburg and the
Transvaal. He strongly emphasized the fact that
South Africa was not just now a desirable place
for immigrants. "Let us get on ahead a little
further before the settlers come in," he said.
"We are pulling along well just now. The
mines are working and things are resuming their
normal condition." He predicted a splendid
future for the Transvaal under British rule, and
like his companion was a strong believer in Mr.
Chamberlain and his trade policy.
The Earl and Countess of Lonsdale have arrived
in the United States on their tour of the world.
conditions in Australia, the Earl says, are alarm-
ing. The Aui-,all.u Parliament has enacted
laws that are stifling industry. The Government
is top-heavy:and over-paid. Instead of one Gover-
nor for each colony, one Governor-General for the
common-wealth ought to be sufficient.
He needed no findings of commission, he said,
to enlighten him on conditions in the British War
Office. The authorities were entitled to all the
censure they received. He did not believe Lord
Kitchener suited for the portfolio.
The Earl and Countess will spend two weeks in
the United States before sailing for England,

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His Excellency the Governor in
St. Georges.
On Wednesday last His Excellency the Gov-
ernor visited St. George's officially, and after
spending the morning in the performance of vari-
ous Military duties, devoted a considerable part
of the afternoon to visiting the schools -n the
town. His Excellency was accompanied by the
Inspector of Schools, and displayed the same
kindly and sympathetic interest in the work of
the schools, the teachers, and the children that
he has always shown since his arrival in Ber-
As an old inhabitant reminds us it is rather
more than twenty-two years since a Governor of
the Colony has visited the Schools in St. George's
as His ,Excellency did on Wednesday-the last
occasion being the visit of Sir Robert Loffan a
few weeks before his death in 1881.

Soldiers' and Sailors' Home.
We copy this morning from The Daily Graphic
of the 8th ult., a letter signed by the executive
officers of the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Ham-
ilt-n, Bermuda, appealing for funds to build a
new "Home." Such a building is indeed sorely
needed and it is to be hoped that the requisite
2,500 may soon be forthcoming.

Effects of the late Storm-A Landslip.
On the North shore of Pembroke Parish-from
Spanish Point toward the Ducking Stool-the
rugged cliffs in several places show the effects of
the fierce onset of mighty billows during the late
hurricane. Huge pieces, wrenched up and swept
away, have left white, staring gaps in the dark
rocks as a reminder for many a day to come of the
At Deep Bay," near Admiralty House, on
Monday, about midnight, (just one week after
the storin) a large portion of the cliff, some 60(
feet deep, and from 35 to 40 feet in width, top-
pled over into the sea with a thundering reverbera-
tion, resembling very much the sound of a shock
of earthquake- For years-in fact beyond the
memory of the oldest heads in the vicinity--there
has existed an irregular-edged crevasse at the
place where the final break occurred, nearly
semi-circular in shape and some eighty feet
in length, and from two to three feet wide
at the top, locally known as the crack,"
and although it could not but be evi-
dent to the most casual observer that the
fracture of the rock was complete throughout, its
collapse was regarded as a far remote possibility
by the North-siders, notwithstanding its very per-
ceptible inclination seaward, no one of whom fear-
ed to step across on to the leaning cliff, and walk,
amid sage-brush and scrub-cedars, to its dizzy
edge, even children fearlessly invading it in their
gambols ; the crevasse being used as a receptacle
for rubble and "garbage" of all sorts, an unusu-
ally large quantity, it is said, having lately been
deposited in it ; this long-accumulating mass of
matter, saturated by the heavy rainfall during
the storm, undoubtedly formed the lever, which,
in conjunction with the inroads made at the base
by the assaults of the storm-waves the week pre-
vious, finally precipitated it into the waters be-
neath in the form of thousands of tons of rubble.

Per r
Mr. C. V, Ingham returned by the Orinoco yes-
terday Jfr)m Halifax. Captain J. W. Harnett,
Wharfinger and Harbour Master, Hamilton, and
Mr. M. S. Burrows of the firm of J. F. Burrows
& Co. were also passengers.

The Accident at Somerset Bazaar.
The persons who sustained injuries as a result
of the falling of the flagstaff at the Somerset
Church Choir Guild Bazaar, have happily recov-
ered, except the seaman named Cook, of H. M. S.
Hotspur, who received a severe shaking but is
steadily progressing. The B..zaar itself was not
so successful as its promoters anticipated, and
probably this unfortunate accident had something
to do with the meagre attendance and the dulness
of things in general, despite the efforts put forth
by a number of zealous worker -
We are pleased to understand that there is a
respectable balance on the favourable side of the
account in aid of the Organ for St. James' Church
and trust that the next effort put forward for the
same object will be successful in every particular.
Return of the Salvation Army Band.
The S. S. Orinoco with thirteen members of the
Salvation Army Bermuda Band arrived at Ham-
ilton yesterday (Friday) morning. A large num-
ber of people had gathered on the wharf to watch
the arrival of the vessel, and after disembarking
the bandsmen proceeded to 'the Salvation Army
Barracks. The band which consisted of coloured
men left Bermuda on August Sth for a tour of
Nova Scotia. In every town the bandsmen vis-
ited they were well received. Concerts were giv-
en daily anI the tour has been a highly success-
ful one. The band consisted of the following
members :-Bandmaster H. Simmons, Bandsmen
S. Wellman, D. Smith, C G Bean, L. Simmons,
C. L. Smith, C Smith, D. Butterfield, A Lam-
bert, S. Taylor, B. Jennings, J. Kelley, G. Weirs,
and G. Simmons. The places visited were Hal-
ifax, Dartmouth, New Glasgow, st, I irton, West-
ville, Sydney Mines, .Sydney, Whitney, North
Sydney, Louisburg, Dominion Reserve, New
Aberdeen, Glace Bay, Inverness, Truro, Spring-
hill, Newcastle, Campbellton, Chatham, Mono-
ton, Sussex, Charleton, Yarmouth, Digby, St.
Johns, St. Stephens, Calias, Woodstock, Frederic-
ton, Sackville, Amherst, Londonderry, Somerset,
etc. The tour was marred by the death of one of
the bandsmen named Charles L. Smith, otherwise
known as Toby" first baritone, who succumbed
on September 19th at Inverness, Cape Breton, from
the effects of a chill following upon a visit down a
mine. He lived at North Shore and leaves a wi-
dow and two children. Smith's age was 24. The
deceased died at the residence of Col." I.m, ..,
218 Pitt St., where I1 received careful nursing
from Mrs Sharpe. T%'n funeral took place with

Special Correspondence to the
"Royal Gazette."

New York City,
Friday, October 2nd,
via Halifax, N.S., October 5th, 1903

"A fast line of steamers between Jamaica and
Canada is needed badly, and I am very hopeful
that before long the Canadian Government will
wake up to the fact that such a line would be a
good thing, not only for Jamaica, but for Canada
as well. There are so many of the Canadian
manufactures and products that we can use, and,
in return, we can '.e-nd you many things."
These were the words of Mr. G. Eustace Burke,
of Kingston, Jamaica, who is now in Canada. Mr.
Burke is the Mayor of the city of Kingston, and,
in addition to being one of the leading merchants
of the Island, he is commercial agent for Canada
in Jamaica. His mission to Canada is for the
purpose of promoting closer trade relations be-
tween the two countries, and he has visited Hali-
fax, St. John, Montreal and Ottawa. According
to Mr. Burke, if the people of Jamaica wish to
send any of their products to Canada they have to
con.e via United States Ports, and all Canadian
shipments to the little island colony have to go
via the same routes.. This means of transporta-
tion is not very satisfactory to the people of
Jamaica, and a fast steamship line is needed not
only for the purpose of freight, but for the pas-
senger trade. So interested in the project are the
people of Jamaica that the Legislature of that col-
ony has voted a sum of l.'>,17Il'r to subsidize a fast
line, and the Colonial Secretary of Jamaica, Mr.
Sydney Oliver, during a recent visit to Canada put
the matter before the Canadian Government with
a view to impressing them with the importance of
the project and the benefits that would be derived
from the establishment of a fast line.
When asked what port he would suggest as a
terminus for the line in Canada, Mr. Burke said :
St. John appears to me to be the natural port
for the line. It is suggested that a fortnightly
ser ice be instituted. We can use so much of
Canadian manufactured articles. At the present
time the bulk of our trade goes to the United
States. For return cargoes we can send Canada
sugar, fruit and other products of the island. In
the opinion of men who have studied the question
there would be no difficulty in getting return car-
goes at all seasons of the year. The sugar trade
with Montreal is increasing rapidly. Jamaica
needs and will buy largely of Ca :adian products.
I would sound one note of warning," said Mr.
Burke, and that is that Jamaica must not be
regarded as a dumping ground for Canadian pro-
ducts. In the event of a fast line being established
Canada mest send us of their best, and Canadian
goods must come up to sample."I
I ttink it will have to come eventually," re-
plied Mr. Burke to a question as to whether he
thought the proposed line would be established.
The Canadian manufacturers are demanding it,
and the people of Jamaica are pressing the matter.
It is now up to the Canadian Government. It
would be a good thing for Canada and a good
thing for Jamaica. We want to trade with Canada.
We don't want to have to buy the bulk of our
goods from the United States when there is a sister
colony that manufactures all we need so close at
hand. The fast line would cause a revolution in
the trade relations between Jamaica and Canada.
It must come. The business men of the two
countries demond it."
When asked what the feelings in Jamaica was
with regard to inter-empire trade, Mr. Bourke re-
plied : What we are demanding now in the
fast line matter is the essence of inter-empire
trade. I do not care to discuss Mr. Chamberlain.
I am not au fait in reg#td to his proposals. What
I am interested in is the bridging of the gulf be-
tween Canada and Jamaica, so that we can trade
Two prominent South African merchants,
Messrs. Hugh F. Kingsland, of Cape Town, and
H. E. Pearson, of Johannesburg, who are now
visiting Canada, were interviewed in Montreal and
tal ,edfreely on ImperiallmaVrs, and the develop-
ment of trade between the different parts of the
Empire. They were strongly of the opinion that
inter-Empire trade" was the ohly method
whereby the British Empire could hang together
in the future.
"South Africa is recovering rapidly from the
effects of the long and tedious war," said Mr.
Kingsland, in reply to a question as to the con-
dition of affairs in Cape Colony. "When one
considers the conditions that existed at the lose
of the war, the progress that is to be seen
on all sides is really astonishing. We had
our trials, and very bitter they were, but
thie old conditions have passed away, and in
their nlae there has sprung up an era of prosperi-
ty ,hat tells of future greatness. Cape Town is
flourishing. The ships of the world are riding at
anchor in Table Bay laden with merchandise.
The United "rl.:. and Germany are reaching out
for the trade of South Africa. We in South Afri-
ca are intensely loyal to Great Britain and to
British institutions. We want our trade to go to
thie Mother Country or to the other colonies. We
are purely an import people. We depend upon
, the outside work for the bulk of our supplies.
Dir.rmom.ds and gold are our principal exports and
thus we are dependent entirely upon other coun-
tries. We want to trade wsth the Empire. Why
should we deal with the United States or with
Germany ? What have we in common with either
of those countries ?
South Africa then is in favour of the propo-
sals of Mr. Chamberlain ?" was asked.
There is not the slightest doubt on that score.
We would welcome such a policy with open arms.
The Empire has done a lot for South Africa.
The least we can do in return is to trade so far as
possible with the Empire. Personally Mr. Cham-
bersain is very popular in South Africa. He is
the only man we feel that has.a grip of the wants
and needs of the colonies in general, and South
Africa in particular. Yes, we are entirely in
favour of his inmer-Empire trade' proposals, and
are looking forward with confidence to the time
when he will brihg his sche nes to a triumphant

Colonel J. F. N. Y. Blake, Commander of the
Irish Brigade during the Boer War, predicts
another Boer war within a year. He says :
The Boer war is not over. Within a year
the war in South Africa will break out fiercer than
ever. The Boers are getting in fine shape for hos-
tilities, and will have a fighting force of 170,000,
against 25,000 during the last conflict. Every
man down there now has two rifles and plenty of
ammunition, all captured from the British, They
are refusing to associate with the British to
deal with them, or even to speak to them. They
will neither vote nor accept office.
"Joseph Chamberlain knows all this to be
true, and that's the real reason of his resignation.
He doesn't want to be in the Cabinet and take
part of the responsibility of another war with the
Boers. But Chamberlain will some day be Pre-
mier of England because he is the smartest rascal
over there."
General W. D. Snyman, one of the leaders of
the Boer army has moved his entire family to
the colony site purchased near Ortiz Station,
Mexico, on the Mexican Central Railroad. He
announces that fifty families are on the way from
South Africa to become residents of the new

Extracts from General Orders
Head Quarters, Prospect
Two Companies, 3rd Bn. R. Wer. R., will move
on Thursday the 8th instant from Boaz to War-
wick (under regimental arrangements), there to
be stationed.
Leave of absence on private affairs is granted to
Captain R. P. Molesworth, R. G. A., from 17th
October to 23rd November, 1903, with permission
to travel in Canada and United States of America.

Church Services.
Sunday, Octr. 11.
XVIII. Sunday after Trinity.
8 a. m., Holy Communion.
11 a. m., Morning Prayer and Sermon.
7.30 p. m., Evensong and Sermon.
Morning Service, 11 a. m.
Baptisms 3 p. m.
Evening Service 7.30 p. m.
Collections at both Chuiches for the hurricane
Evening Service 4 p. m.
Holy Communion 7.30 a.m.
Parade Service-10.30 a.m.
Evening Service-6.30 p.m.

11 a. m., Rev. Wm. Ainley.
7.30 p. m., Rev. Wm. Ainley.
GRACE CHURCH, (North Shore.)
11 a. m., Rev. J. W. Hobbs.
7.30 p.w'. Rev. J. W. Hobbs.
3 p.m., Rev. Wm. Airley.
(Sacrament of the Lord's Supper.

Sir,-May we venture to appeal through the
medium of your columns lor help towards build-
ing a new Soldiers' and Sailors' Home at Hamil-
ton, Bermuda' It is in con sectionn with the Church
of England Scidiers' and Sailoro' Institutes Asso-
ciation, which is so well known to the prblic for
the splendid work it does Zor soldiers and sailors,
its principle being a hear;y welcome to all who
wear the King's uniform, without religious ques-
tion or interference.
Bermuda is an important naval and military
station, as every one knows. Very few places
need a really good Soldiers' and Sailors' Home
more than Bermuda. Hamilton is naturally the
centre of attraction, and th, usual question asked
by soldiers and sailors on arrival is this-" where
is the Soldiers' and Sailors' Home ? "
They go to the present Home in Reid Street,
and what do they find ? A hearty welcome, no
doubt. But a mere glance of the eye will shew
anyone how completely iradequate the building
accommodation is. Only a small billiard room,
most unattractive, a very small coffee bar, also
utilised as a reading room. No hall for concerts
or meeting, very bad sleeping accommodation,
and sanitary arrangements anything but up to
date. This is the actual stite of affairs. There is
an extraordinary lack of amusement in Bermuda,
and so the committee feel bound to take imme-
diate action to build a new "Home". Two
thousand five hundred pounds roughly is needed.
We earnestly appeal to a generous public
This appeal is issued with the full approval and
concurrence of His Excellency the Governor,
Lieut. General Sir H. Le G. Geary, K C.B., who
has kindly offered a site on War Department
Donations may be sent to Colonel E. Hughes,
C.B., C.M.G., Church House, Westminster ; to
Messrs. Butterfield, bankers, Bermuda ; or to the
Rev. Dr. Pentreath, hon secretary, Chaplain to
the Forces, Chaplin's Quarters, Bermuda,-mark-
ed Soldiers' and Sailors' Home, Bermuda."-
Yours faithfully,
H. Leab, Captain-in-Charge, Naval Estab-
lishment ; B. L. Eman, Lieut.-Colonel and
Brevet Colonel R.G.A., C.'nin:uidini Royal
Garrison Artillery ; C. E. Commeline,
Lieut. Colonel, Comnanding Royal Engin.
eers ; P. R. Mockle', Lieut. Colonel, Com-

This passing example, one of many which could
be quoted during the year, does but serve to show
how great is the need on the part of consumers
that such an organisation should exist, and this
too without any unnecessary delay, would we de-
sire to have the concern thoroughly established
and in good working order-before the usual influx
of winter visitors. Only by such a scheme can
we bring clearly home to the farmers' minds
how great is the existing want, that a sufficient
portion of its agricultural produce should remain
in Bermuda, and what a true source of profit to
them, this change in their customs would become.
A very keen desire is openly and widely ex-
pressed on all sides, that the pre iminary arrange-
ments should be made as speedily as possible, and
we are certain no support will be lacking on the
part of the farmers, whose flowers, vegetables,
fruit, poultry, eggs arid butter will find a ready
sale, but from past experience the people feel
delays of every kind are to be expected, from one
source or another, in the realization of their
In this instance, it is perfectly clear that the
usual stumbling block can only be expected from
the direction of the Corporation of Hamilton,
which appears somewhat disinclined to come to a
decision with the House of Assembly on ,he sub-
ject of a suitable site. We can but hope. for the
sake of all concerned, and for the various members
or that body in particular, that we have been mis-
informed as to their attitude in the matter, and
can only beg them, in their own interests to alter
their decision without delay, shlculd they hope to
find themselves re-elected at "the forthcoming
Election. We have heard, in several directions,
openly expressed doubts as to ibis, should they
persist in the course at present attributed to them.
In the meantime, it is not out of place to suggest
that some open space in a central position should
be allotted temporarily to stall-holders. The stalls
could be formed from ordinary two-wheel d hand-
barrows, with a light wooden frame erected on
the top, over which could be thrown pieces of
ordinary cheap, striped, red-and-white cr blue-
and-white awning. This in turn attached at the
four corners to the frame would form a screen
from the sun's rays, both to the various commodo-
ties arranged on the stall and to the head of the
vend ir while plying his trade.
These stalls could then be drawn up along the
edge of the side-walk, in any space selected, and
would in this way form no hindrance to either
foot or vehicular traffic, while they would, as in
all the towns on the French and Italian Riviera,
and indeed in nearly every European place,
become an immense morning attraction to visitors
and residents alike. Any such temporary ar-
rangement would be in no way binding to the.
Corporation, in their grant of a site for future
permanent buildings, and woald involve the
farmers in but a trifling outlay. Indeed the or-
dinary flat cart so universally employed among
them could, when the horse was removed from the
shafts, and the light frame attached to the top, be
converted into as useful a stall as the smaller
hand-barrow. In this case the cost to the owner
would be nothing more considerable than [the
price of the awning, an argument greatly in its

Custom House-Hamilton.
Oct. 6-S S Beta, Beta, Hopkins, Turks Islands,
assorted cargo to W T James & Co.
Oct. 8-S S Orinoco, Halifax, Bale, assorted cargo
to W T James & Co.
Oct. 6-S S Beta, Hopkins, Halifax, inward
Oct. 8-S S Orinoco, West Indies, inward cargo.

Custom Ilouse-St. George's.
Oct. 6.-Br. Steam Tug, Powerful, Reely: from
St. Johns, N. B., bound to this Port ; consign-
ed to Messrs. J. S. Darrell and James.
7.-Nor. S. S. St. Andrews, Dahl; from Java
bound to Delaware Breakwater with a cargo of
sugar. In need of coals only. W. E. Meyer
& Coy., Agents.
Oct. 7-Nor. S. S. St. Andrews, Dahb ; to Dela-
ware Breakwater ; inward cargo of sugar; ob-
tained 50 tons of coals.

In the S. S. Beta fiom Jamaica on Tuesday last:
Mr. H. McCrea, Mr. Eccles, Miss E. Stubbs.
2ND CLAss-Mr. Jas. T. Swan, Miss Been, Mrs.
F. Cowy aad child, Mr. C. H. Talbot, Miss M.
Errington, Mr. E. Marns, Mr. S. Ardeen, 1 man
R.G.A., 7 Chinese and 1 child.
In the S.S. Beta for Halifax on Tuesday last-
Mr, Baxter. 2nd Class-Chas. Mouck. 27 gov-
ernment passengers.
In the S.S. Orinoco for the West Indies this
morning-6 deckers.
In the S. S. Orinoco from Halifax yesterday :-
R Trimingham and party, Miss Hurst and maid,
Mrs A S R Spurling and 2 children, Miss Gilbert,
Miss Ingham, Miss Dickinson, Mrs R H Rowse,
Mrs L B Harnett and 2 children, Mr Enoch, wife
and child, Mrs Wood and daughter, Mrs Whitney
and son, Mr D Wainwright, Mrs J Astwood and
son, Miss Outerbridge, Mr J. W Marriott, Miss
Kirkham, Mrs J L Lough, Asst Payau.t.r Why-
lan, R. N., Mr A S Gilbert, Mr C V Ingham,
Mr M S Burrows, MIr J W Harnett, Mr S D Lewis,
Mrs Dukshire and boy. SECOND CLASS-Mr
Williams, Mrs Cooper and child, Mrs Stone and 2
children, Mr H Shipton, Mr E C C Chilton, Sal-
vation Army Band (13).

FOX-At St. Davids East, on Tuesday Septem-
ber 15, 1903, the wife of Pilot Aubrey C. Fox,
of a daughter.

Amsterdam, Oct. 8-A terrible storm ha

inanding 3rd Royal Warwickshire Regi-
ment ; C. M. Edwards, Lieut.-Colonel,
Commanding 4th Worcestershire Regiment;
C. E. Panter, M.A., Chaplain, Royal Navy ;
A. G. Pentreath, D.D., Senior Chaplain to
the Forces, Bermuda.
Bermuda, August 24th.
-The Daily Graphic, S&pt. 8, 1903.

(For the Royal Gazette.)
The announcement contained in Saturday's
issue of the Gazette, concerning His Excellency's
invitation to the House of Assembly to take im-
mediate, and practical ste s with regard to pro-
riding suitable building accommodation for the
establishment of a market in Hamilton, cannot
but be greeted with sincere pleasure by all having
the true interests of the Colony at heart.
As long ago as last March suggestions appeared
in the columns of this paper for the establishment
of such a market, about the necessity for which
there is no room for doubt, when we consider how
large a number of the population depends to a
great extent on agriculture for its livelihood, and
how necessary it is for this portion of the inhabi-
tants to secure a certain and steady sale for their
commodoties, without incurring large expenses
in order to gain this end.'
Indeed it is not the selling class alone, who
would profit by the completion of these negotia-
tions. For a considerable number of days during
the past months it has been impossible to obtain
at any price, in some of the more important
islands in the Colony, any supply of onions. And
this in a country where the staple industry is a
cultivation of the succulent root !

swept the Dutch coast, and twenty vessels are re-
ported to have been wrecked.
Santo Domingo, Oct. 8--The Government yes-
terday appointed Mario Ceballos to be arbitrator
in the case of the Sala claim. The country is
quiet but business is dull. The Sala case is that
of a Frenchman who lent money and supplied
munitions of war aggregating upwards of 45,-
000 to the then President Heureux of Santo Do-
mingo. The Dominican government at first re-
cognized the claim but afterwards contested it.
Berlin, Oct. S-A Military journal says that
ten thousand young men eligible for military ser-
vice, who have not reported for enlistment this
yaar have been sentenced in coatumacy. It is
presumed they are out of the country. This num-
ber is more than twice as many as usual.

as assistant at THE TOWER.
October 9th, 1903.-tf



Received ex. Pretoria
Fifty bags
Long Island
Early Rose Potatoes.
Eleven Shillings.
Hamilton, Oct. 10, 1903.-1



H. A. & Smith Reid St.

Fall Opening:

Special Show
--.-L 14th to 1(6th Oct. "A
(Wednesday, Thursday and

New Dress Goods,
Trimmings and Linings-New
Silks, Gauzes, & Plaitings.
New Skirts, Coats, Costumes,
Tailor made Suits-
*. .-* New Shirt Waists and Blouses. HATS
Splendid Line of Ladies' and
Children's Rain Coats from 8/6 HATS
to 47/- each. HATS
Trimmed Millinery from Paris -
and London. KATU ..
Real and Imitation Lace Goods.
Ladies' and Children's Trim-
V med and Untrimmed Felt Hats.

All goods personally selected j .
by a 'member of the Firm. ''


& Co.

BOOT & SHOE Department

JUST RECEIVED Large Importations of <

Ladies,' Gentlemen's and Children's


Special attention drawn to the TENNIS BOO TS & SHOES
in Buckskin, Canvas and Leather.
2 ins.-S.o.







Beer, Wine, Spirits

Hamilton, 24th


& Co's.


0 H. M.



& Mineral Waters.


It pays to attend a I-igh=class School.

If you. cannot reach us we can reach you through the medium of our
In getting your instruction from us, either by attending here, or by taking our MAIL
COURSE WORK you are getting the best Canada can give, or this continent has to offer
in the line of business training.

Pickfom d & Blink Sopmslihi Co., 1t
Canada, Bermuda, W. Indies & Demerara
Loaves Leaves Due Bda.
Steamer. St. John, Halifax, to SAIL for
N.B. N.S. W. Indies.
-- On or Abo -

*Ocamo ....... Sept.
Orinoco ........ Sept.
*Oruro......... Octr.
Dahome ...... Octr.
*Ocamo ........ Novr.
Orinoco ........ Novr.
*Oruro ......... Deer.
Dahome ...... Deer.


21 1 1.1.
5 Oct.
': N,--,% '.
30 D)ecr.
141 Deer.
28 Jan.

Steamers are due at Bermuda to sail for St. John
N.B., or Halifax, N.S., on or about:-
S.S. ORINOCO Sept. 19; S. S. ORURO Oct. 3
S.S. DAHOMEOct. 17; S. S. OCAMO Oct. 31
S.S. ORINOCO Nov. 14 ; S. S. ORURO Nov. 28
S.S. DAHOME Decr. 12 ; S. S. OCAMO Decr. 6
S.S. ORINOCO Jan. 9; S. S. ORURO Jan. 23
PORTS OF CALL :-Bermuda, *St. Kitts, *An-
tigua, *Mont.errat, *Dominica, St. Lucia-
Barbados, *St. Vincent, *Grenada, *Tobago-
Trinidad, Demerara.
Steamers marked do not call at ports
marked on the Southbound trip nor at
Tobago and Grenada on the Northbound
Halifax, Bermuda, Turks Ids. Jamaica Service
Ss. Beta sails from Halifax, N.S., on the
15th of each i';e at Bermuda to sail
for Turks Islands and Jamaica on the 19th,
returning from south is due at Bermuda to
sail for Halifax, N.S., about the 4th of each
Sailing dates of these lines will be adhered
to as closely as possible, subject to
weather and other circumstances.
W. T. JAMES & CO., Agents.
Hamilton and St. George's, Bermuda
Sept. 21, 1903.


Cable Address



Telephone Call 146.
"Bottles, Bermuda."

East Broadway and King Street,



Hamilton, October 10th, 1903-3 3p.
Colonist copy.


Eating P

(Early Rose)


per bag.

Smoked Herrings,
(30 lb. in box) 2s per box.

For Sale, Lease Or Rent.


a "Mulberry Villa"
Situated on the Harrington
School Road,
For Particulars Apply to
Radnor, Crawl
October 10. 1903 tf.

For Sale.
SDundonald House."
belonging to the Estate of the late Chas. Thiele
and lately occupied by C. S. Peniston, Esq.
Consisting of
Dwelling House and Outhouses.
The Property is bounded on the North by Dun-
donald Street; South by Victoria Street; East by
Victoria Lodge; and West by land belonging to
Morris A. Frith, Esq.
Condition of Sale and other Particulars may be
obtained on application to
July 21, 1903.

IRea1 Estate

in San-)'y, Parish, near St. James' Church as
undermentioned :-
Lot No. 1 63 ft x 100 ft
2 63 x 100 "
"6 3 64 x 100
The above Lots must be sold before 25th inst.
For particulars apply to
Sandys, Oct. 5, 1903-3 3p, pd.

Direct London Line


SCayo Mono
First Class Passenger accommoda-
W. T. JAMES & Co, Agents.
Hamilton and St. George's, Bda.
16 Great St. Helen's,
London, E.C., England.
Sept. 26, 1903.--3p to Oct. 20.

The cheapest and strongest light on earth. Makes and
burns its own gas. It is portable, hang it any-
where. Requires no pipes, wires or gas ma-
chine. A safe, pure white, powerful, steady
light. Approved by Fire Insurance Underwriters.
100 Candle Power 15
Hours for Two Cents.
No wicks to trim, no smoke or smell. No
chimneys to clean. Superior to electricity or
acetylene and cheaper than kerosene. Saving
effected by its use quickly pays for It. Great
variety of Fixtures for indoor and outdoor use.
This is the Pioneer Incandescent Vapor Gas
LZamp. It is perfect. Beware of imitations.
There are More Every
"BEST" LAMPS i n Lamp
use than ALL other W
makes combined. WA.

Corner Front and Queen Streets,
IN AM i giving from 100 to 2000
CLAM andle Power.
Positively the best and most economical light
for Halls, Stores, Churches, Lodges, Hotels,
Workshops, Residences, Cattle Yards, and any
where else where a light equal to sunshine is
desired at night.
LAMPS put up for trial, free of expense, in any
part of Bermuda.
If yon are interested in the question of good
light for any purpose whatever, call or send
postal to the above address.
June 30, 1903,--3p. t.f.





3/ per bottle
3/3 ,,


33/- per doz.

Higinbotham Bros.,
Sole Agents for Bermuda.


SP This delicious PEER we have
Ste aulately imported direct from
) in Germany, and to introduce
BEER. it are offering it at a very

SAMPLES will be sent FREE to Messes and
Clubs upon application to us.


Mrs. Mary Jane Peniston

ALL persons having just claims against the
above Estate are requested to forward particulars
of same to Miss ALICE B. PENISTON, Executrix,
Smiths Parish and all persons indebted will
please make payment to above on or before 31st
October prox.
Smiths Parish,
26th Sept. 1903.-3 3p. S.O.


Four second hand single harnesses, one double
harness. One tandem harness. Two' buggies
one light market waggon, a pair ofj ponies.
Reid St, Hamilton October 10th, 1903.


We have a few bbls. good
Marine Triumphs left
Sixteen Shillings

Hamilton, Oet. 10, 1903.

Manufacturer of Soda, Tonic, Seltzer and
Mineral Waters, Aerated and Car-
borated Beverages, etc., etc.

In the undermentioned Testimonials, that I
have pleasure in submitting to the notice of the
trade and the public at large, is a list comprising
a few (and only a few) of the very many flatter-
ing Testimonials which I have received. These
are not specially selected, nor have they been
dressed up in any way, but are the real unbiassed
opinions of my Customers.
It is gratifying to note that many of these Tes-
timonials are from Medical Gentlemen and Com-
manding Officers who have been on station in
these Islands and which extend nearly 30 years.
and this is ample proof, far above any written
Testimony alone, that the Mineral waters manu-
factured by me are undoubtedly the purest and
most reliable of any manufactured on the Island.
I use only the best machinery appliances and
especially for filtering the water before using.
I tender my most cordial thanks to my almost
numberless Customers to whose interest I shall
always give my earnest and careful attention.
I have much pleasure in bearing testimony to
the excellent quality of Soda Water made by John
Barritt of Hamilton.

Ireland Island.

Deputy Surg.-Gen.

Mr. John Barritt of Hamilton, has supplied
myself and Regiment, viz : detachment and
Head Quarters, with Soda Water during the en-
tire period of the Regiment being in Bermuda,
and has always given the greatest satisfaction;
also is most obliging in every way.
J. M. T. .I:ip'-. ,
Col. in Command,
2nd Batt, York and Lancashire Regt.
John Barritt of Hamilton, has supplied me with
Soda Water since my arrival in Bermuda, and I
have been well satisfied with the quality of the
Prospect. Deputy Surg.-Gen.
Mr. John Barritt,-The President and Commit-
tee of the Sergeants' Mess, 46th Regiment take
pleasure in giving you this testimony for the
good quality of youi Soda Water, and other
Aerated Drinks supplied to the above Mess dur-
ing the past two years, as they have always given
the greatest satisfaction to all.
Prospect. Color Sergt.
Mr. John Barritt has supplied the Royal l,.,k'-.
Regiment viz : Head Quarters and Detachment
with Mineral waters during the entire stay of the
Regiment in Bermuda, and his Mineral Waters
have given entire satisfaction.
Major, Canteen President.
I have much pleasure in recommending the
excellent quality of the Soda Water made by Mr.
John Barritt, of Iamilton.
H. C 'i '.i: i:ORD, M.D.,S.M.O.
Mr. John Barritt,-I have much pleasure in
recommending your Soda Water, and you arQ at
liberty to refer to me for any information you
may require.


* Lt..COI. D.A.A.G.

Mr. John Barritt,-I have much pleasure in
placing on record due appreciation of the quality
of the Mineral Waters manufactured by you and
supplied to myself and Regiment, and the prompt
way in which you executed all orders. We had
with your concurrence the water analyzed and its
sources of supply examined by a competent au-
thority and it was found to be of excellent quality
and free from extraneous matter, a most import-
ant thing in a station like this.
Commanding 2nd Batt. Leinster
Prospect. Regiment.
{'..y Special terms to large consumers, Military
Canteens and Messes. All orders delivered.
Satisfaction guaranteed. Address orders to
Mineral Water Manufacturer,
East Broadway and King St.
Halmilton, Bermuda.
Sept. 5-Sat. ti.

Clearance Sale at the China and Glass Department of The Tower continues all October.


Court ot Assize.
(Continued from 1st page.)
By the Jury.
I have not lived at Kings Point since I was
turned out of the house that I spent the 10 days
in. We were compelled to go in that room to-
gether, the 14 women and 9 men. We went out
early in the morning with the men to work and
then found the engineer there as soon as we got
By the Court.
We were compelled by Robinson to sleep in that
room together, the men and women.
1 p. m. Court rose to 2 p. m.
2 p. m. Court met.
James Williams said, I am one of the contract
labourers, my number is 1R7. That is my signa-
ture. The company has broken their contract
with me, the first day I started to work, the 13th
May, Monday. They offered me 2/10 per day al-
though the contract was for 3/-, they said I must
pay 2d a day for ferriage. I did not work that
day. I worked the following week. The com-
pany did not supply me with house accommoda-
tion, I was badly treated, I slept in some shavings
in a room with a lot of stones and dirt where I
laid. This breach of contract made me discon-
tented, I take a cold. The first time I took a
cold was the 2nd week I went out to work I was
sick and I went to Dr. Allen. He attended me
free of charge, he gave me half a bottle of medi-
cine, I did not pay for it. No other doctor at-
tended me. I worked for the company five days
that week. I stopped off the half day I was sick,
I received 1/2 from the company, I went to Mr.
Carr then and told him the money was not right,
he told me that was the time the time-keeper
gave him. I told him I would not work because
I had no money to maintain me. I had to work
for another man to get something to eat, Sed-
weeks was the man, the man that keeps the Army
and Navy Hotel, Somerset, I worked for him
between 4 and 6 rronths. I received a notice from
the company, Mathiseon shewed it to me and I
read it, and he took it back. This notice said I
must return immediately to Walker & Company's
works immediately. That was on the 19 June
when I received it, I received it on the 18th and
on the 19th I went to the office. I saw Mr. Carr
and Mr. Wortley and others. I told Mr. Cair
that I received a notice from Mathieson, Mr. Carr
said I must go down to the plain and do some
work, I went. When I go I started in in Coomb's
the foreman's gang, and Robinson the foreman
turned me off that work, and said I must go and
load cars at a shilling each. Robinson was fore-
man. I told him it was impossible for a man to
load a car with 4 yards of stuff for a shill-
ing, I did not go. I knew it could not
be done for a shilling. It would take
perhaps half a day to load one of those
cars. I expected to make more than
3/- a day at task work. If I had made 10/- a day
at task work it would have been more than I con-
tracted for. I contracted for 3/-. I had ground
for complaint from my arrival here. I made a
complaint the said morning, the morning of the
19th June. Robinson sent me to the walking
boss and I went to him, and he sent me to Wort-
let, I met Wortley about 3 or 4 chains from Wal-
ker's office, I stopped him, lie says I must go
away, I am not Mr. Walker's office. I go to the
office, I saw Mr. Carr. After I refused to load
these cars at a 1/-I went to thle office the 2nd
time, and Mr. Carr was speaking, he told me to
return beak the next morning, He said some-
thing I did not understand so I went away, I re-
turned on the 20th. Mr. Carr was not there, I
saw the office boy and he said Carr was not in, I
shoved at the door and it was bolted. I left then
and came outside. I went to Mr. Carr that morn-
ing to speak about the matter I was speaking of
the day Defore, that I was' badly treated and I
wanted to sign off, I went to see if he would take
my passage to Jamaica on the 20th. I was taken
to Dockyard gaol that morning, This was the
morning of the riot. I was standing between the
hospital gate and Walker's office at the time of
the riot. I was in the public road. I saw about
20 or 30 of my countrymen and Wortley, Robin-
son and Thomas and others came up. They stop
against the office gate of the company, and Wort-
ley and Robinson came up where I was. Wortley
and Robinson went in the office. After a while
Robinson came out. After I saw Mr. Carr coming
from the direction of the hospital. Carr struck
Barns and went in the office, Barns was a Jamai-
can. I was standing in the King's highway over
the wall. They were there about half an hour or
three quarters of an lhur to my arrest. I did not
see them move off, I was arrested and taken awav.
I was at Walker's office gate when I was taken in
charge. I was taken in charge from the 20th
June till the 2nd Aug. I was tried at the Speedy
Trial Court. I was not sentenced. There was
no evidence to convict me. Mr. Carr ordered my
arrest. I did not receive my money at the con-
tract price while I was in gaol, the company did
not pay it. I went back to work for the company,
I am still working for them. The company owes
me money. I have tried to collect it. I went to
Mr Carr and ask him about it, the money I refer
to is from my arrival here until the day I went
out to work. I went out on the 18th and did
not work, 18th May last year, I did not woik
that week. I have received no word from the
company with regard to my claims. I asked
some one to complain to the governor. I sent a
letter to the New Era for publication stating my
grievance, I read that letter as published.
Cross-examined by Attorney General.
I worked for the company in May last year 4
days. I did not work for the company again un-
til I came out of prison. Eight of us were tried
for riot. I was acquitted. The stuff that we put
in the car had already been blasted, the stuff we
put in for a 1/- I have not made out a bill of
what the company owes me. I do not know how
much it is. I got 40/- a month and food and
lodging found me when I worked for Mr. Sed-
weeks, I worked for him by the month, I slept at
the house at Kings Point from my arrival until
Monday the 18th May, and I have not slept there
Samuel Alexander Jones said, I was born in
Somerset, Bermuda, I am an engine driver. I
hold a certificate. I was in the employ of Walker

& Company for about 13 months, my employ-
ment was crane driving. I have driven 4 of the
cranes of the company. I believe I drove the
crane that killed Wharton. I was not present
when Wharton was killed. I was not working
there when he was killed. I worked the crane
near the dockyard gate. I worked No. 4 crane,
there were other cranes there at times, at the
dockyard yate. This crane No. 4 is the one gen-
erally knowd as the five ton derrick crane. I
started to work that crane about the middle of
December, 1901. I worked this for about 7
months and then it collapsed. It collapsed in
June 1902. Mr. Volckman was here in the Is-
land when the crane collapsed, no, Mr. Volckman
was not here, Mr. Rankin was here. That crane
was not on the works when I first
went to work for the company, I do not
know when it first came to the Island.
I think it collapsed the 10 June the first time. I
was doing odd jobs on the works after that. This
crane was repaired after it broke in June. It was
in workable order again in December of the same
year. I could not say what caused it to collapse
the first time, one of the main guys gave away
from aloft. I could not say who repaired it 1 was
not on the job then. I know there was some-
thing doing to it continuously until it was erect-
ed. I was sent there to work it the 2nd time
about the 2nd Dec. The crane had not to my
knowledge been in use from the time it collapsed
with me until I was sent to work it the 2nd time.
When I went back Patterson the senior engineer
asked me how I got on with it, I said it was work-
ing very stiff and it wanted I levelling, that I could
not. keep the jib up to the left unless I had the
brake on it. Patterson said he knew ib was out
out of level and intended to have it jacked up.
The next day I had to lift a little weight with it
about 3 or 4 tons and I found out that the crane

was trembling very much. I continued to lift
and when I went to swing the jib round it gave a
jar, me and the fireman got excited and I stopped
the engine, and told him to look aloft at the head
of the king post to see if the pin was in. I looked
round below and saw nothing wrong. I contin-
ued to work it, I landed that stone and picked up
the next, the same thing occurred again. I sent
the fireman down to see Mr. James, the engineer
next in charge to Patterson. James did not come
up that afternoon. I did not do any more, that
was the day before I left. James saw me the
next morning, I complained to him about this jar,
he said she was all right she only wanted work-
ing a bit and after a few days would be all right.
I told him she did not appear to be safe to me. I
told him the foot of the jib was too slack, it want-
ed a larger pin in it, he said it was the same pin,
I kne v it was not. I can swear that 11 of it was
not the same pin. It was secured on a triangle
foundation of 3 waggons. I'never complained of
the foundation. I do not know anything about
the foundation. When Patterson acknowledged
to me that the crane was not quite level, I told
him that it should be done right away.
To be continued.

Extracts from General Orders
Head Quarters,* Prospect
3rd October, 1903.
The following extracts from the London Gazette
are published for information :-
London Gazette dated 11th September, 1903.
The Royal Warwickshire Regiment, Captain
Lionel C. Soltau-Symons is seconded for service
on the Staff, Dated 8th April, 1903.
The promotion to the rank of Captain of the
undermentioned Lieutenant is antedated as fol-
lows :-
Edmund G. S. Truell, to 8th April, 1903, vice
L. C. Soltau-Symons.
5th October, 1903.
With reference to General Order No. 8, of 1st
instant, the following extract from a War Office
letter is published for information.
The following additional services will be car-
ried out by freight:
Draft 66 Coy. R.G.A.-Home to Ber-)
a muda t Leaving
103 i England
3rd Bn. R. Fusiliers "about the
4th Bn. Wore. Regt. mNoveddlber
3rd Bn. R. War. Regt. November
Details Home to Bda and. Halifax J
Time expired men 67 Coy. R.G.A., Bermuda to
Halifax, thence Home.
103 Coy. R.G.A., Bermuda to Halifax
Time expired men 103 Co. R.G.A., Halifax-home
58 Co. 1
'" 98 Co. 'i "
4th Bn. Wore. R., Bermuda to
Halifax, thence home
'" 3rd Bn. R. War. R., Bermuda
'" to Halifax, thence home.
Details (discharged, etc.,) i' "
The 103rd Company, R.G.A., will move on the
8th instant from St. George's to Ireland Island and
Whale Bay, there to be encamped for inspection
by Inspector General, Royal Garrison Artillery.

The following letters were found among the
papers of the late Cecil Rhodes after his death.
The letters are evedently copies of communications
sent by him shortly after he became Prime Minis-
ter, for the first time, to the Premiers of the Do-
minion of Canada and of New South Wales.
Cape Town, 8th May, 1891.
Dear Sir,-I wished to write and congratulate
you on winning the elections in Canada. I read
your manifesto and I could understand the issue-
If I might express a wish it would be that we
could meet before our stern f ite claims us. I
might write pages, but I feel I know you and your
politics as if we had been friends for years. The
whole thing lies in the question, Can we invent
some tie with our mother country that will pre-
vent separation ? It must be a practical one, for
future generations will not be born in England.
The curse is that English politicians cannot see
the future. They think they will always be the
manufacturing mart of the world, but do not un-
derstand what protection coupled with reciprocal
relations means. I have taken the liberty of writ-

ing to you, and if you honour me with an answer
I will write again.

Sir John A. MacDonald, Prime Minister, Canadian
P.S.-You might not know who I am, so I will
say I am the Prime Minister of this Colony-that
is, the Cape Colony.
Cape Town, May, 1891.
Dear Sir,-You will excuse the liberty I take in
writing to you, but I wish to congratulate you on
your success in the initial stages of federating Aus-
tralia. I must say I do not like the title of
" Commonwealth of Australia"; it indicates a de-
sire for separation, and I would have liked to see
you keep the appeal in law to the Privy Council,
with the condition that at least one Australian
judge' should be a member of the Privy Council.
I recognize that in the future, if we remain a part
of the British Empire, which is my present hope,
we must receive special consideration from the
mother country. I do not know whether you
haqe considered the question of prererential con-
sideration as to our products, but I believe if we
were united in our views we would obtain such a
Sir Harry Parkes, Prime Minister, New South
Wales, Australia.
P.S.-I will explain my reason for writing. I
am Prime Minister here. I think if you would
change the name to the Dominion of Australia,
out of regard to the English people, you would
enormously strengthen our demands for preferen-
tial consideration as to our products.


The special correspondent of the London Morn-
ing Post, now making a tour of Canada, writes as
follows of the western ranching region:
A stranger travelling through a country dis-
covers after a while that he excites in the native
certain habitual conversational notions, so to
speak. Among those which have become dinned
into my own ears are complaints of British ignor-
ance of Canada, proceeding, for instance, from a
lady whose trunks were described in Liverpool as
"Americaus;" from a farmer who discovered a
Board of Health notice in an English village, be-
ginning, "Whereas it is reported from the town
of Ontario in Canada;" from a statesman asked to
address an English meeting some time ago when he
was thus introduced by the chairman: "Now that
our little difference over the Alabama questions is
settled, I hope -- One gentleman who im-
agined John Bull was paying more attention to
Yankees than to his own children, expressed a
wish that the members of the British Cabinet
might h 1 despatched on a journey to the Pacific
in American smoking departments and brought
back through the Dominion. He thought this
would open their eyes and lead them to appreciate
Canadian loyalty more highly 'hlen they did at
present. The Alaskan Boundary dispute is an-
other common topic. Canada, the complaint
goes, has twice lost valuable territory through
British mismanagement. Maine runs a horn into
her maritime provinces that should never
have been allowed to sprout, though, indeed,

Daniel Webster is more blamed for zhat than the
British Commissioners. "Daniel swindled by sup-
pressing a map," say the Canadians, and the
Brittsh were too gentlemanly to suspect him."
But the loss of the Columbia River is palliated by
no such excuse. A British Admiral's report that
the salmon fishing was second-rate robbed Canada
of the most valuable part of British Columbia.
Just now it is generally feared the British repre-
sentative will give the Dominion away in the
Alaskan debate. If he does, we'll go through
the mountains and hold the land ourselves with
our rifles." I was informed by a staid Winni-
peg banker.
Another saying unpleasant to Englishmen is that
the English immigrant is hopelessly unadaptable.
The Scottish are all right, and the Irish are not
so bad, but the Englishman is of no use at all. I
have heard this a dozen times, and oddly it sounds
to one brought up on tradition that the English
are the first of colonizing nations. Are we grow-
ing stiff in our old age ? Or are the southern por-
tions of the United Kingdom becoming mollified
by too much luxury ?
"When the Duke was here," used as a univer-
sal date, is an agreeable phrase, but one comes
back to the seamy side with the constant assertion
that the Canadians are more British than the Brit-
ish. I must confess that the only persons I have
met in this country who advocate annexation of
the Dominioil to the United States are three of
British birth. One lives in Toronto, all the world
knows; the two others more obscurley in the-West.
One of my acquaintances on the road was an
American manufacturer settled at Winnipeg. He
gave me his card. "Ah," I said, looking at the
name, you came from the Old Country, "Yes,"
he replied "in 1865, from Newbury, in Berkshire."
"I was at school within twenty miles of it." I
said. "'Tell me all about it," he cried. The
one desire of my life is to go to Newburg." I told
him, and added, "Well, you have got back under
the old flag again at last. Better late than never.
How does it feel ?" The fact is," he answered,
"I have more votes here than I had at home."
From the Colorado Springs Gazette.
A blinding flash and a loud and sudden crack
of thunder, a sensation as of some one striking
you in the face, and then darkness and uncon-
sciousness. That is how it feels to be struck by
lightning. It is the way Art Bruer, a conductor
for the Manitou and Pike's Peak road, who had
his clothing torn from his body by lightning
recently describes the sensation.
Although Bruer's clothing was torn to shreds,
his conductor's cap removed from his head, the
fleece lining of his underwear set on fire and a
blue streak burned across his chest from shoulder
to shoulder, he recovered consciousness a few
minutes later and was able to bring his train to
the summit of Pike's Peak to the Cog Road sta-
tion at Manitou.
There are no tailor shops or hand-me down
stores on the peak, and Bruer borrowed a Navajo
Indian blanket from the curio shop there and
performed his duties as conductor while arrayed
like an Indian chief.
The incident was one of the most peculiar freaks
of lightning on record. It has been known to
perform strange antics, but never before has it
stripped a man completely of his outer clothing,
tossed his his hat into the air, left an indellible mark
on his body, rendered him unconscious for a few
minutes, and then left 'him almost unhurt, with
no burns except a long thin line of blue on his
chest, and set fire to the fleece lining of the under-
wear without burning or scorching any other
articles of his wearing apparel.
Bruer believes that he was born lucky. In the
present instance this was better than to have been
born rich. The chances of a man's life being
spared in such a case are so small as to be almost
infinitesimal. At the time he was struck by the
lightning he was standing on the steps of the
steps of the coach, holding the brass railing with
both hands, preparing to give the signal for the
train to start on its journey down the Peak. The
passengers were all aboard and everything was in
readiness for the downward start.
Suddenly there was a blinding flash and a deaf-
ening crash of thunder. A blue streak of forked
lightning shot across the peak on its way from
one cloud to another. En route it encountered
the form of Bruer, and his body formed the cir-
cuit which shot the bolt into the top of Pike's
Peak. After the passengers had recovered from
their momentary fright they saw the insensible
form of Bruer lying on the ground.
They hastened to him to pick him up, as they
supposed, dead, when to their utter astonishment
he sat upright and looked bewilderingly about
him. To inquiries he replied that he was not
hurt, only stunned," but one man discovered
that the fleece underwear was burning. The fire
was extinguished and the Navajo blanket borrow-
ed. The clothing which had been torn by elec-
tricity was picked up and brought to Manitou.

Tenders for Coffins.

OF 3 YEARS FRO1l 1st Novr.

Forms Can be obtained on ap=
plication at the Hospital,

Tenders addressed to the under-
signed and having the words
"Tender for Coffins" on the
Corner of envelope to be for-
warded on or before Wednesday
21st October.
By order of the Captain-in-Charge,
Deputy Inspector General.
October 6th, 1903-2
(Colonist Copy.)


Worth a guinea a box



Apply at once at'>

Thompson's Model Bakery.

Hamilton, August 28th 1903-tf

The Bermuda 7

Furnishing and

Supply Company


Oakes & Co. Cigars; Spencer & Co. Cigars,
Taddy & Co. Tobacco and Cigarettes.
We also keep a full supply of W.D. & H.O.
Wills' Tobacco and Cigarettes.

I you are in want of furniture, etc., call and
see our large stock comprising of:
Bedroom Suits, Parlour Suits,
(Rattan and oak)
Mattrasses, hair, Mattrasses, fibre,
Matrasses, excelsior and jute, (all sizes)
Pillows, Lamps, Mats,
Carpets, Japanese Matting, Crockery,
Stationery and Trunks,
Florence Oil Stoves, Coal Stoves
Perfection Blue Flame Stoves and Ovens
Chairs of all kinds, etc., etc.


and a small quantity of genuine
SEED at 5s. per lb.
Acting Manager.
October 6, 1903-2

DEBILITY should send for a valuable Pamphlet eplain
I-g howall Nervous and Organic Derangements may be success.
,ly treated -without stomach medication. The method is easy ,
,d pleasant, and will effect a perfect and permanent cure. I
eut, in a plain sealed envelope, free of charge. E.
ORTON, 59 & 60, CHANCERY LANE, LONDON. Over 39 years'
,At nuous success.



WE wish to open accounts with
all bona fide Colonial Buyers who are not already
in'our books, and on receiving precise details of
their exact requirements, we shall be pleased to
forward quotations for any European or American
goods. Our reference books contain several mil-
lion names, and our extensive connection enables
us to make special terms with the most suitable
wholesale manufacturers of each class of goods, so
that even after adding our shipping commission of
1 to 5 per cent. (according to amount) our prices
will compare favourably with those of the manu-
We supply goods made specially to any style,
quality or price ; and on receipt of intent, with
full and clear instructions, and remittance of cash,
or produce to cover, our knowledge of the trade
enables us to place the order at once in the best
hands, and the goods are promptly forwarded.
We make up sample cases of most goods from
5 upwards ; and, as we uti'ise our long experience
in choosing such goods as are most likely to suit
the market for which they are intended, we confi-
dently recommend buyers to order these sample
cases, for by doing so they will obtain the latest
nd most taking novelties.
Consignments of produce receive careful atten-
tion, and we give advances to any extent.
Prompt and painstaking attention to the in-
terests of correspondents together with exceeding-
ly moderate charges, and plain and straightfor-
ward dealings, have enabled us to maintain for the
greater part of a century, a reputation which we
value too much to allow it to be tarnished by the
unsatisfactory execution of a single transaction.
Merchants & Manufacturers' Agents,
25, Abchurch Lane, London, E.C.
Correspondence Invited.
October 18, 1902.-12 m


used for over SIXTY YEARS by MILLIONS o
CURES WIND COLIC, and is the best remedy for
DIARRH(EA. Sold by Druggists in every part of the
world. Be sure and ask for
2m. T. & S. 1-1-03.

W. D.





Reid St., Hamilton,

Office Hours :
10 a. m. to 3 p. m.

Aug, 1 1903-3m pd.


A few Cane-handle

on consignment.


On Sale at

Hamilton, Sept. 29, 1903.

The Royal Tonic and Digesive.
Sold by all Chemist Stores, &c.

Do you want to use something

to Improve your Stock-Horses

Cows, Hogs and Poultry?

If so, we can furnish you the cheapest
and best conditioner ever made. It has
been tested for over 20 years and is
manufactured on honor and sold on
its merits. It contains the exact amount
of necessary Barks, Roots and Seeds to
keep the Stomach soft and sweet, Bowels
regular, Water clear, Blood cool and in a
healthy condition, enough charcoal to ab-
sorb, all the poisonous gases and impur-
ities of the Stomach and Intestines and
carry them out of the system.
It is compounded in a most skillful and
scientific manner and contains the exact
proportions of such valuable ingredients
as Foenegreek seed, Gentian, Ginger,
Sassafras Bark, Poplar Bark, Blood Root,
Golden Seal, Anise seed, Caraway seed,
Soda and powdered Charcoal.
To make a good Stock Food it must be
a perfectly balanced compound. If you
knew the amount to use of each of the
articles and had it compounded at your
local drug store it would cost you from
30c to 40c a pound. The manufacturer
buys these ingredients in ton lots and
buys for spot cash, We sell it to you
cheap. No one can sell you the same
grade of goods as cheap as we sell Wilbur's
Food. Anyone can sell so-called Stock
Food at a lower price per pound, but you
have to feed three or four ounces of that
cheap food every day; and then you do
not get as good results as when you feed
One Ounce Once a Day of

Seed Meal Stock Food.
Compare our Dollar box with othe
foods. A 5 lb. box of Wilbur's Food
costs one dollar. It contains enough, if
fed according to directions using our one
ounce measure, to last one animal 80 days.
The cost is 1 cents a day. A 25 lb. pail
costs $3.50 and contains enough to feed
one animal 400 days.
Costs Less than One Cent a Day.
Union and Court Streets,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
July 4.



FOR ..........


Luncheons, Dinners and


Strawberries & Cream,

Cut Flowers, etc.

Furnished apartments to let on seaside
vith or without board.
January 23, 1903.


S .O Ladies Al
A French Remedy for all Irreularlties. Thousand of
Ladies keep a box of Martin's Pills in the house, so that on the
first sign of any Irregularity of the System a timely dose may
be administered. Those who use them recommend them,hence
their enormous sale. At all Chemists and Stores, orpost free 51-





Accounts collected throughout Bermuda.
Personal calls and prompt atten-
tion to all matters entrusted to me.

First class references.

'The Shilling Green.
Price 2s. cach.

NO SET of Bermuda Stamps Complete, without
the obsolete Shilling Green, to be had only

at the

T High Remarks.
S. T Tide.

H. M.
T 66 1 53615 7 30
W 76 2 5 3516 8 21
T 86 2 53417 9 12
F 96 3 5331810 04 St. Denys.
S 106 4 5321910 55
5 11 6 4 5 31 20 11 46 18th after Trinity
M 12 6 5 5 30 2112 39

Last Quarter: 13 day 3 h. 37 m p.m.
Proprietors-is published every Tuesday and
Saturday Morning at the Royal Gazette Press,
Office, North-West Corner of Reid and Burnaby
Streets, Hamilton.
JOHN F. EVE, Printer to the King's Most Excel-
lent Majesty.
Business Communications to be addressed LEE &
Communications for The Royal Gazette to be
addressed to The Editor of the Royal Gazette"
Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., printed at the shortest
Cable Address "Gazette:" Bermuda
Agent at ST. GEORGE'S for the Royal Gazette"
MR. GEORGE D. BOYLE, MarkAt Square.
Agent at SOMERSET, J. B. ZUILL, Esqr., J.P.
The Bermuda Royal Gazette "is on file
IN LONDON-At the Imperial Institute; and at
the offices of Messrs Hopkins, Ford, Lee & Co.,
35 Great St. Helen's, London, E.C.
PHILADELPHIA, PA.-At the Museum 13tb
South Fourth Street.
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Broad Streets ; and at the Law Offices of Messrs.
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