Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076588
Volume ID: VID00296
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 46887227
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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). 2--Vol. LI. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUAS. 24s per Ann

amilton. Bermuda, Tuesday January 8, I 78. -

For the Royal Gazette.

e is not a prettier nor g9yer sight to
b sed at Christmas time, than a soldiers' bar- -
iroom. As Christmasi approaches the troops
et to and devise schemes and plans for decorations, r
Ls also to provide means for its hilarity. The war-
"ior at Prospect might have been seen on Monday,
e'nik active at work beautifying their neat rooms,
vbilsithers were engaged in preparing the sump-
nous fare that wasto satisfy the desire of the fol-.
owing day.
Everything seemed still and calm during the eve
ill the. clock struck 1, and indicated that "Old
ather Christmas" had arrived. This was the sig-
al of great cheer, and the melodious sound of the
eating of tin pots, whilst others were chanting
horals, awoke many a weary soul from its rest.
.!jiysitors came to the Camp during the day
otwithlfaudin.i the drizzling rain that fell in the 1
morning. At 11 o'clock Divine Service was per-
,rmed in the Garrison Chapel, when an appropriate
ermon was delivered by the Rev. E. H. Goodwin,
'hap lain to the Forces. The Chapel was very -
eat y decorated.
Three o'clock was the hour at which the men were
partake of the plum pudding and the" Roast Beef
I Old Endlaud" (?) and Lieut. Col. Bennett, ac-
ompanied by the other Officers and their ladies,
sited each ofthe Barrack rooms and wished the
en of his Regiment a Merry Christmas. The
corations in some instances were neither so profuse
r so well executed as last year. In speaking thus
e do not wish to be misunderstood; there can be
doubt that the rooms were not so gay as on many
rmer occasions but still all credit is due to those
ho, at no slight expenditure, did their best to main-
in the glory of this most characteristic of Old
ether Christmafin the Army. Fir trees were uti-
ed in cart loads, evergreens and flowers were in
eat demand. Commencing with the Drums: the
om was very neatly decorated with evergreens. At
e head of the room hung a flag composed of 2500
ces of cloth of different colours, all cut and stitch-
together by some industrious youth. Wreaths of
ergreens, and hoops of a like material relieved
th flowers, gave the room a handsome appear-
ce. Worked in letters on the walls were the
rds, together with others of a loyal nature, Long
to Lieut. and Adjt. G. A. Ashby." The Bands-
n's room was very tastily and neatly dressed,
something was lacking to make it look as well
it appeared on a like occasion last year. The
'(mC piy's presented a very pleasing appearance;
s debarred from partaking in the re-
gs, and the room was lit up with a sort of
ese lantern, &c.; on a-dark back ground in gold
were the words "Long Life to Captain Newman
Lieut. Carden." At the entrance of the door, at
top of a pole was placed the costume of a man
reseutiug "Old Father Christmas." Visiting the
Company's we found outside the building dis-
ted numerous flags. Being invited into the room *
found the tables laid out with considerable taste,
oons and garlands and long lines of coloured paper
ins bung alhug he walls, and in letters were the
ds "Louw Lie to Captain Low, Lieut. Perkins,
on ic .ardsuu and family." The E" Company's
indeed sometbiug handsome; at the entrance of
door was an arch-way formed of evergreens, and
ted on the wall was harlequin, with the words
hat a jolly day we are having." The room was
artistically decorated, and in letters on the wall
e the words "Long life to Captain and Mrs.
ves." Long Life to His Excellency Sir R. M.
an." Garlands and festoons hung from the
ding, presenting a very magnificent appearance.
"A" Company's also was decorated with ever-
ns, but from the absence of some artistic indivi-
Is with time to spare and plenty of money at
mand, the result was not so pleasing as seen on
rmer occasion. Leaving this Company just a
could be seen on a tall pole, a flag, which sig-
d that a pilot was required; whether or not
was the ease is a query we will not attempt to
e. This was the entrance to the C" Company's.
e the decoration was very handsome with flags,
ons and wreaths of evergreen. At the head of
room were the words Long life to Captain
ve, Lieuts. MacMullen and Holloway," on each
hung the colors of the Regiment, neatly paint-
rifles with bayonets fixed were placed close
keeping as it were guard.
ming from this Company close by could be seen
11 pole bearing the "Union Jack" with the
"Ghagans" neatly worked min. This at once
us to understand it was the "B" Company's.
he entrance to the door there was an arch way
e of evergreens and the words "A Merry Xmas,"
placed over the door. Going into the room we
d the men comfortably seated at the tables, and
est the door we beheld the irrepressible "Bob"
an head as large as a full grown pumkin and
would have "three cheers for the Ghagans."
room was beautifully decorated, at the top end
hung a pigs head with a lemon in its mouth ;
rneath was placed the bats and stumps of the
)any and the colours of the regiment neatly
ed on calico, containing the victories of matches
at cricket, round which was the motto painted
imson on a white back ground "Palman qui me
terat." The whole was encircled by the words
Ghagans or Lieuts. Crozier and Young's own,
urgLe' 1" Lieut. Ireland." On the right was a
erett containing the words "Long life to Col.
ett and Family," and on the left; '"Long life
eut. and Mrs. Crozier." The room was splen-
-ad tastily decorated with flags, festoons,
he s and garlands Stermixed, amongst which
numerous roses. 3ter having spent some

with this company wel crossed the valley and
oir way till we arrived at Mount Langton.
Sthrgh the courtesy of th% eneetic Tele-j
.oCleerk and Signal Director, Corpl. Henrn
)y .e were shown into a room decorate
or*lhs of evergreens and at the top end were
words in gold leaf on a blue back ground.
life to Governor Laffan, Lady and Family,
t. Carpenter, A. D. C." In this room flags
s and no nation at all, bravely floated in
eeze, and altogether this formed one of the
pictusque sights we had seen during the
eday A small company of nearly a score had
bat flown to a splendid dinner and were
- d by the presence of His Excellency the Gov-
d his Lady, accompanied with the A. D.C.
sar Unt. From what we observed during
isrtas passed of everywhere merrily and
wing day the troops 'at Prospect and
^ ^ itd all alive and cheerful,

By the Mayor, Aldermen and Com-
mon Council

T77:1 L 7 0
3re Requested TO MEET at the
Town Hall,
*{) .... ": , : e ^',

Revisal of the Electoralt
I HE REVISING OFFICER will attend in
I the several Parishes of these Islands at
the times and places hereinafter specified, for
the purpose of Revising the Register of Free-
holders according to Law, and will hear and
determine all applications for Registry, and
all objections made to the name of any Free-
holder being placed or allowed to remain on
the Register ; and he hereby notifies all Per-
sons who claim to be Registered on any trans-
fer of Real Property, bearing date on or before
r-T7 ,- T'- \ ....- 7- -1 1 O '/

The 31st Day of jec e6mb, 18o 1
8th Jany. Inst., at oclock, That unless their respective titles to Registra-
To Elect the Mayor, Aldermen, tion are then and there produced to him, their
and Common Council names cannot be inserted in the Lists of Free-
holders for Election purposes before the An-
For the Ensuing Year. nual Revision in January, 1879.
N. A. BUT TE FIE 1 In SANDYS Parish, at the VESTRY RooM, on
N. Tuesday, the 15tli of January, 1878, at 1I
l I Mayor. o'clock P.M.
lamilton, Jany. 1st, 1878. In SOUTHAMPTON Parish, at the VESTRY
RooM, on Tuesday, the 15th of January,
Notice. 1878, at past 11 o'clock A.M.
In WARWICK Parish, at the VESTRY ROOM,
E CORPORATION OF HAMILTON esdaythe 15th of January, 1878, at
hereby gives Notice that In PAGET Parish, at the VESTRY ROOM, on
' ile tI -. 'ToW II Monday, the 14th of January, 1878, at ~ past
1 o'clock P.M.
( 7 ; -. I. 'In PEMBROKE Parish, at the TOWN HALL,
To the Public from THhis f)ate Hamilton, on Monday, the 14th of January,
To the Publc from ihs his ate. 1878, at 12 o'clock, Noon.
It is hoped that those who avail themselves of In DEVONSHIRE Parish, at the VESTRY
its use will he careful not to damngvc, or in any Room, on Thursday, the 17th of January,
way interfere with, the Trees, ,Shrubs. Flow- 1878, at 10 o'clock A.M.
ers &c. In SMITHS Parish, at the VESTRY ROOM, on
N, A. BUTTERFIELD, Thursday, the 17th of January, 1878, at
Mayor. past 11 o'clock A.M.
aini.ton, January 1st, 1878. In HAMILTON Parish, at the VESTRY RooM,
.. on Thursday, the 17th of January, 1878, at
T s m f past 12 o'clock P.M.
1 8 N In ST. GEORGE'S Parish, at the TOWN HALL,
OF on Thursday, the 17th of January, 1878, at
S2o'clock P.M.
S P ': P The Parish Vestry Clerks are hereby respect-
P r fully notified and required to meet the Revis-
S- o ing Oier punctually at the times and places
HE Co-partnership heretofore above specified.
existing uder the firm name orf S. W. H. DARRELL,
INGHIAM & CO., is this day dissolved by mu- evising Oficer.
tual consent. December 28th, 1877.
Either Partner is authorised to sign in liquida- December 28th, 1877.
All Accounts remaining unpaid on 31st ,'For Sale,
'Vlarch, 1878, (excepting such ;s have been con-
tracted under special arrangement) will be poi- About tie Fnd ot the
ced in legal hands for co.lcction. Month,
W. F. TA LBO1T,n
Hamilton, 31st December, 1877. One DOG CA RT, fitted for Single
--~- Horse or a Pair, with Pole, complete. Built
Notice. 1 at Quebec.
THE Business ot the late firm will be con- Two Bay M ARES, accustomed to
tinted by the undersigned in his own name, run singly or as a pair, both good for Saddle
until further notice. and have been ridden by a Lady.

-"0. : 11N U Il.'l.j
Hamilton, 1st January, 1878.-3

. @lanbt oN & o,

m Rtl~t

Turtle Grove, Dartmouth. 36 & 38 Duke St., Halifax.
Sole Agent for Bermuda,
St. George's.
(0 A Large Stock (Hlhds. & BrIs,,) ALE
and PO()TER on hand and just received per
Steamer Beta."
December 31, 1877.

Wanted a Cook,
For the Officers' Mess, Casemates Barracks,
Ireland Island.
Wages-2 a Wionth.
Must be a first-rate Cook and manager; none
but an active, and industrious person will be
taken. Required to find a substitute, if she
wants to go home.
Apply with testimonials to
Casemates Barracks, Ireland Island.
Dec. 31, 1877.
1-1 c1 -I

r jor Saie.

I Gnalne Cock & 5 IH
Imported by CAPT. GRANT, 46th Regt.
T'he well-known Hunter

-- -
Apply to =..:'

Apply to
December PT. TRAILL,

December U1, 1877.

One Chestnut MA RE and one
Black MARE, both accustomed to Parade
work, will stand fire, and have been constant-
ly ridden hy Ladies.
A Complete Set of DOUBLE
HARNESS in very good condition, converti-
ble into Single iiarnesses at will.
For further particulars apply to the FLAG
January 1, 1878.

Fresh Garden


Jef si



in great

Also, A Choice Assortment of PEAS &
Garnet & Minnesota POTATOES for Planting.
ONION SEED LIST being rapidly filled up,
but will be kept open at the Subscriber's and at
EDWARD WOLFF'S, St. George's, tor a limited
period, to permit' parties to supply themselves
with Seed pronounced by Farmers to be the
best imported.
No. 45, Front Street,
Hamilton, 1st January, 1878. /

.de rated

Waters, 4oc.


13. S C)! OL


in all its




THE SCHOOL in connection with the'
Above Institution, under management of
r m "t .. TI "1/F" A T"1- T. nr".--

T. T. .-AVlS, S ES., AL. A., the P. 'iniary xetarlu- i
ment of which is conducted by MIss ELIZA- '
BETH FOWLER, will re-open on

7th January, Inst., At 9 a. m.!
Parents and Guardians wishing to enter
Children to this Seminary will please make
application to the Undersigned who will make
known terms of Tuition, and all further infor-
mation required. A Liberal Scale of Charges
for 3 o' more children of one family.
Treasr. School Committee.
Hamilton, Jany. 1, 1878.-*

1,Dp jitbItt ucto .n,

17th January, 1878,

SHouse & Land
Late the Property of TIMOTHY SEY-
The HOUSE contains four Rooms, Kitchen
and Outhouses, and bounded as follows:-
North, by Public Cross Road; South, Land of
the Heirs or Devisees of William Morris (Pilot)
deceased; East, Lands of the Heirs or Devi- I
sees of Charles Hewlett, Esqr., deceased, and
West,, by Land of the Heirs or Devisees of
William Morris, deceased.
For further particulars apply to
Somerset, Dec. 31st, 1877.--3

Public Auction.

Family Residence and
Sixteen Acres of Land in Smith's Parish.

I have received instructions to offer
for Sale,
1-e cfo R


Speak Louder than
Words !!!

Call in at the Old Stand
And Know for yourself,

Just Received and now being open-
ed, adapted for the Season,
Selected expressly for tLis Market to Suit the
Times, and will be Sold at bottom figures
for the Cash only,
City Mlade CL O THI. G,
'"* a

Full Suits,
Also CO3TS and P3JVTS, C4c.,
Good Material, good Workmanship, and
good Style,
SHTlITS, a great variety
Under CLOTHING, a large assortment
1( SIERY of every description
Pelt HATS, Latest Fashion
BOOTS & SHOES for the million
Ladies', Mi-ses' and Children's Worsted TACK-
ETS, HOODS and NUBIAS, &c., &c.
FUltNITURjE- Black WV. N. Parlour and Bed-
room Suits, Sofas, Lounges, Chairs, &c.,
Painted Suits, &c.
SHFEETING, White and Brown
Canton FLANNELS and COTTONS, White
and Brown
Queen's \V ARE, Glass WARE, and other
Clothes LIN ES Clothes PINS
Improved WASH ERS
Stove PO(I,111l &c., &c.
HIamilton, December 22, 1877.


S TrA As

.ind New Year's.

Having in view the Festive Season has gathered
together by means of recent Importations
Meerschaum and Brier

F' 711 C CP i 0 N,1

The 28th January, instant,
I ~- ,
In Smiths Parish, formerly the Residence of
The HOUSE is situate in picturesque and
well Timbered Grounds of about Sixteen Acres,
more or less, commanding a fine view of the
South Shore, and with a little expense might
be made, with its surroundings, one of the'
prettiest Residences in the Islands.
The Planting Land (much of which has ne-
ver been turned over for many years), is of the
richest description, and capable of yielding
large Root Crops. There is. also sufficient,
Pasturage for two or three Cows. Plenty of
young Trees for Fencing.
January 1, 1878

3J Prosperous .New Year to all!

Don't forget that MCCALLA]k Co.
Sells only the 1

Genuine" Onion Sted.
This Seed Produces Onions a fortnight ear-
lier than any other to be had in this Market.
Intending Purchasers are reminded that the
Annual Engagement List is now open.
This Seed will be delivered at any part of
the Island free of carriage.
St. Georges, 31st Deer., 1877.-2


We have been instructed to offer

is Prepared to .uppa y A Superior Grand Piano,
Soda W after, Le[laonade, Which cost inLondon over 100,
Ginger A L E and othe Aerated The property of a Gentleman shortly to leave
these Islands.
At the Shortest Notice, at wa y part of the W ". V8
Islands, West of the Ca seway Hamilton, Jany. 1st, 1878.-3*
Orders for the above will be -eceived at the -'" p. '
"STAR AND GARTER" T vern(Late the r .p
" M l'iOOlIATAN") Queen Street, and at r
his Store near the Commissariat Buildings, East )a
End, Hamilton. I .Very Handsome.
J. W. ADKINS. A fresh lot received on 24th December per
October 9th, 1877. Canima at Royal Gazette" Stationery Store.

Particularly suitable

for Presents,

Choice Snmoking Tobaccos,
A Few Thousand
Havana Cigars,
Of the celebrated Aguila dd Oro Brand,
Tinported direct from Havana, Wholesale and
Retail, at the lowest CASH Prices, at
the Sign of the Big Cigar, No's.
46 and 47 Front Street.
Hamilton, Decr. 21, 1877.-3

250 Cedar Posts.

From 10 to 15 feet long and to square 4 inches,
1000 Double-Twelve Stone.
Apply at once to
liamilton, Dec. 22, 1877.

A L L Persons having Demands
against the Undersigned on personal ac-
count, or against the Schooner Hound," or the
Boats Menito" or Alabama," will please
present them to 31st Inst. of December, 1877,
after which period no business accounts will be
acknowledged unless made by express written -
orders from MR. ANDREW GREIG at St.
Georges, or
Hamilton, Decr. 29, 1877.-2


A Dwelling House,

In Good Repair.
CO'NTAINING Seven Rooms, with Out-
houses, and one acre Land, pleasantly
situated on an eminence near the Ferry To a
person employed in the Dock Yard this house
would be very convenient. Immediate Posses-
eion. For Terms, &c., apply to
omerset, st Jany. 1878.-2



19th Regt.,
Ireland Island.

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VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.


De. 31
Jan. 1



Wind Temperature previous R
9 a.m. 24 hours. Rain.

S x Inch.

S0 0 0 O
sw 4 64-6 57-2 111-2 48-4 0-40
w 2 61-9 55-2 107-0 4 -0 0-52
NW 2 63*5 49-0 110-0 39-2 0"-3
w 4 64-3 54-8 103-6 37-4 0'05
s 1 67-3 54-4 84-4 45-0 0*00
sw 2 69-3 57-0 92-4 50-8 0-44
N 1 63-1 59-8 80-0 51-0 0-03

Total Rain fall for the Month of December 1877.....3-23
Total Rainfall from 1st January 1877 to 1st January
1878 ..................................................... 65.34

Hlamilton, January 8, 1878.

Jany. 5-German Barque Hcstie, Pasen, Cardiff; 710
tons coal for Naval Department.
7-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York; as-
*sorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
January 2-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York.
4-Schr. Annie Florence, Frifh, Martinique; 254
empty porter casks, 17 rum puncheons.
Jany. 7-1R. M. Steamer Beta, Shaw, St. Thomas;
mails, &c.--Agent, J. M. Hayward.
Jany, 7-R. M. Steamer Beta, Shaw, Halifax; mails,
&c. & '\
A vessel from New York to John S. Darrell, and a
Swedish Bark in distress to W. C. Hyland & Co., ar-
rived at St. George's on Thursday last.
The Meteor left St. Georges for Barbados yesterday,
The T. II A. Pitt will probably leave St. George
to-day for same destination.
Passenger in the T. H. A. Pitt, Mr. John A. Pitt.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, yesterday from New
York :-Mrs. Meyers and 2 children, Mr. Armstrong
W. K. Heney.-2nd Cabin, Mr. and Mrs. Oakes.-
Steerage, Geo. Barrett.
I- the Annie Florence-Mrs. E. M. Frith, Miss
Fraser, and W. F. Williams, Esq.
The Satellite was to leave London again for Ber.
muda on the 22nd ultimo.
h1 e Reallura to leave on the 28tb.
3.s T. Abbott & Co's. Circular dated St. Thomas
y 2. 1878 siys:-
British Barque Wm. A. Heney. Hill, Master
,o de Janeiro, bound to New York, put into thiu
the 7th instant with a cargo of coffee and log.
Ah spars sprung, leaking. She has since beei
oned and sold at auction.

ST. GEORGES, Jany. 3rd, 1873.
/ To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
b AR SIR,-In order that the Public may not b(
Aby the incorrect statements made in the Colo
,,llvwspaper of the 2nd instant, respecting the In
(lue at was held on the child of Sapper Smith, I
shal Wel very much indebted to you if you will pub
lish in your next Gazette the accompanying lette
sent to me by the Police Magistrate, together with
few facts from me. At or about 1"45 p.m. of the 31s
ultimo, Mr. Clarke, the Chief Constable, and Corpora
Daniel Williamson, R.E., came to me with enclose
note. After some conversation with the Corporal. I sai
to Mr. Clarke, I think the best thing for you to do is t
go with the Corporal and endeavour to find the bod,
and make any other inquiries you may see fit. Mr
Clarke did as requested and seemingly took consider
able trouble, for he brought me several notes of differ
ent statements he had heard and said he thought an in
vestigation desirable, so the precept was issued at 5-3
pnm., nearly 4 hours after I received Mr. Roberts' not(
and not immediately as erroneously stated in the Colo
anist. I did call on the Registrar for advise and he sug
tested for me to see Mrs. Esten, who had attended
Mrs. Smith during her sickness, but as I had already
heard from Mr. Clarke what Mrs. Esten had told him
I thought a personal interview unnecessary. Mrs
Esten was not present when the child died. At then
quest it was proved that the father of the child ha
done all that was required, but this was only proved b
the investigation.
Thanking you for this space,
I am, Sir,
Yours very respectfully,
Coroner, E.

ST. GEORGE'S, 31st December, 1877.
SIR,-The bearer, Corporal Daniel Williamson, R.E
has reported to me the birth of a child of Sapper Reu
bin Smith, on Saturday last about 4 a.m., that it w(
buried about mid-night last night, that the child wa
born a healthy child, and from the circumstances of it
burial and no Medical Officer having been called t
attend it, it is suspisioned that the child came to it
death unnaturally.
As this is a matter for your Department, I hav
therefore referred it to you.
I am, Sir,
Yours very Respectfully,
(Signed) W. T. ROBERTS, J.P.,
Police Magistrat
To D. Tucker, Esqr.,
Coroner for Eastern District of Bermuda. &c., &c.

S1 0"86 17 0"00
2 0"06 18 000
3 0"09 19 0"07
4 0"01 20 0'00
5 0-00 21 0"00
6 0"00 22 0"18
7 0-07 23 0*00
8 002 24 0'11
9 0-05 25 019
10 0-09 26 019
10 0.08 27 0.00
12 0-00 28 0-16
1: 002 29 0.80

14 000 80 0-53*
15 0-07 31 0-52
S16 0-00 ---
*at 945 a.m. Total 3-43 In

Rainfall December, 1876................. 785 In
Avernge Rainfall in December of 7 years,
1870 to 1876 inclusive .......................5 67 In

Commodore Howell's torpedo, from which s
much was expected, is a bad failure.
A Train Wrecker in Virginia has been sent t
the Penitentiary for eighteen years.
Mr. Henry M. Stanley's return from Africa is
sokt of triumphal march. At all the principal
points he has touched he has been honored wit
the most marked attentions, the latest reported de
monstration of the kind being at Cairo, Egypt.
Lord Dufferin, Governor General of Canada, wi]
artriv at Montreal, as.the guest of the city,. on th
11th prox.
A heavy snow storm was prevailing throughout
. New Hampshire,

The Incidents of 1877.
The peculiar composition of the Austrian Empire,
its dual government, and the two grand divisions of
its population-German and Sclav-made the Aus-
trian Government firmly cautious in their move-
ments, and caused them to disregard appeals from
both sides. The fire of battle was quite aear enough
her own frontier to demand caution on the part of
Austria. Austria, England and Germany seemed
to agree that it was advisable to restrict the locality
of hostilities, that, as far as possible, Russia and
Turkey should have a fair field to settle their own
quarrels, with the least detriment to the outside
world. Turkey's remonstrance by Diplomatic Cir-
cular, on the conduct of Russia, met with no con-
sideration. Too much precious time had already
been wasted in seriously handling such State pa-
pers. It may be said had Turkey energetically, and
promptly, repressed the rebellion in Servia, Bosnia
and Herzegovina and adopted a humane policy that
the present war would have been effectually post.
poned, and a new wall built to firmly sustain the
Turkish Structure. The Turks are being hurled on
to destruction, and let them rush into it headlong !
Enough and more than enough of sustaining im-
pious, decaying states such as Turkey; let her tum-
ble to pieces under the Christian sledge hammer of
Russia, and let Christendom breathe more freely !
So said the St. James' Hall Conference with all
seriousness-mostly those who had been the earn-
est supporters of the Crimean War. It is no doubt
true, had Turkey earnestly set to work to appease
the revolted Provinces, that she would have secur-
ed a large support in any subsequent difficulties.
But these Provinces were certainly bent on carry-
ing out ulterior purposes stimulated by Russian
agencies. A war between Russia and Turkey was
almost a foregone conclusion. A pursuance by
Turkey of a policy, more commendable to English
notions of right, might have postponed the day of
reckoning, but in the nature of things a contest
with Russia appeared inevitable, a standing enmity
both of race and religion. Agencies were at work,
powerless for governments to counteract, on the
waves of which they themselves willy nilly" were
destined to be borne. Strange as it may appear,
such despotic countries as Russia are largely open
to the operation of such influences. Official Russia
had hoped that the problems would have been prac-
tically solved without their intervention, or exerted
only to a partial extent. The costly campaign of
1877 was not anticipated, and the strength of the
Turkish resources had been under-estimated. It
remains to be seen whether the Danubian Princi-
w palities will be satisfied with a change of masters,
, supposing they will pass under the hegemony of
Russia. The presumption is that they will not,
that the fancied improvements for the better will
prove illusionary. The conditions of peace to be
s proposed by Russia may even cause intense dissatis-
faction, though it will be the policy of the Czar to
, put as smooth a, face onthem as he can devise. The
final settlement of the relations of the Danubian
Principalities offers many knotty points which dip-
, lomacy will have to handle tenderly.
Russia herself has not recovered from the depres-
, sion of the Crimean War, which gave an important
s impetus to national growth. The iron grasp of the
- Czar Nicholas is well known. His dying utter-
n ance was only too true, "I cannot change, my son
may do as he pleases." The present Czar, Alexan-
der, of an elastic disposition, and having a liberal
mind, is the counterpart of his father, and adapted
to the reaction which naturally set in throughout
the country as a sequence of severe governmental
e restraint, and the energy which is wont to follow on
" such a war as the Crimean. From 1799 to 1853
there existed in Russia 26 Companies (Limited) for
Improving the industrial resources of the country.
ar Capital 32 million roubles. In the 2 years suc-
a ceeding the Crimean war, 47 such companies were
t formed with a capital of 358 millions of roubles
l So that within these two years eleven times as much
d capital was called for as had been in use for a whole
d i half century previous. The Emancipation of the
o Serfs is credited to the present Czar, and considered
y among the greatest of modern reforms. On (Feb-
. ruary 19, 0. S.) March 3rd, 1861, twenty millions o:
- Serfs were set free, under the conditions of the Im
- perial Decree, or forty millions if, as Gladstone
0 1 seems to have done, we reckon the State peasants
e, This state of things struck at the root of the old re
- lations of land and labour to capital, and the grea
- problem has not yet been worked out, and cannot be
d for several generations. It was clearly foreseen
y that, if something was not done to alter the old
a, state of affairs, there would be a revolution from
!. below, and it was deemed more prudent that th
- revolution should begin from above. That in nf
d case was it possible to avert consequences more o:
y less contingent on change. The condition of th
landed proprietors proved far from satisfactory, ex
travagance and improvidence were producing their
customary results. Out of 100,247 landed proprie
tors, 41,000 had less than 21 males serfs, equivalent
to a condition of actual poverty. 3,803 proprietor
who possessed 500 serfs were not considered ver
rich. The truth is that Russia is not, as is sup
posed, a wealthy country, though there are a fe\
families that are exceptionally wealthy. Coun
SSheremelief had 150,000 male serfs. The Orlof
and Davydoff owned half a million of acres. Th
as Demidof family derive colossal revenues from thei
ts mines and the Strigonofs Estates would make
o good sized German Principality. Russia is chief
ts an agricultural country, and stands in need of muc
more capital, and labour educated to grapple wit]
re machinery and improved cultivation. The growth o
the Tsardom is considered an astonishing piece of na
tional expansion without any exact historical precede
ent. And vet when we regard the matter from

philoso --ph Tc--- --- -- "
philosophic stand point, it is not so astonishing.
In 168. the Geographical area of Russia wa
6,600,00l}w7English Square Miles
7,535,01 4 in 1867
Poptition of Russia
The population of British India is double tha
of all Russia.
The large increase of population, in times of pr:
mitive modes of cultivation, was best provided fo
by spreading out in the most convenient adjacent
tracts. The land was new and plentiful, and, wit
comparatively little labour, would give a good yield
And so it has come to pass that Russia has increase
ed in size, beginning at Moscovy and stretching t
the Baltic and the Black Seas. With greater eas
Russia has been thus enlarged than Greater Bri
tain" has been formed out of Great Britain, at
_ more astonishing rate of progress. Our very iso
s. nation has made England a great colonizer, and, a
a consequence, simultaneously, a great naval powei
a. We would advise our readers who seem alarmed a
the growth of Russia by the study of a series o
s demonstrative charts, to construct a set of map
for themselves, blocking as one continuous country
so all the British Possessions. The results would as
it L e who lose sight of their own progress i
o st umdri at of other nations. The Russian zone
of vegetal e the Forest stretching North fror
St. Petersbur The Northern agricultural zon
a between the Oapital and Moscow, whence it widen
l Westward rapidly to the South, then we come o:
the three-field system of agriculture in the South
ern Agricultural or Black Earth zone, then fror
the sea of Azof to Orenburg the steppe system o
l .agriculture, then south thereof to the Caspian Sea
e covering the mouths of the rivers Ural and Volga
the Pastoral Region. Viewing Russia with regar
t to density of population-we find the vicinity 'o
Warsaw? Moscow? north of Kischineff and Odessa, to

Kief, and St. Petersburg, the most populous; next, BALL AT MOUNT LANGTON.
the area between Kischineff and Moscow, next por- The Ball at Government House on Friday last-the
tions of the Baltic Provinces and tracts bordering first given by the present Governor and Lady Laffan- T
on the aforesaid limits. The whole frontage on the was another addition to the many successful entertain- v;
Black Sea, and the Sea of Azof has been acquired ments given there. Lady Laffan and His Excellency i
from Turkey. The acquirements of territory in received their guests on the Northern verandah, the h
Central Asia from 1836 to 1876 are best seen be- East end of which was set apart for light refreshments. b
tween the 60 and 70 parallels of East Longitude ex Here also space was allotted for promenading, and seats
tending from parallel of Latitude 51 N. to 41 N., arranged the entire length. There were fully three n
thence tapering South, East and West, with a wedge hundred and fifty persons present, and the best arrange- n
running along the East side of the Caspian Sea, ments were made to overcome the inadequate accommo- f
running along the East side of the Caspian Sea, dations of Government House. Admiral Sir Cooper t
the south coastwf which Persia holds, but of which Key and Lady Kev, General L. P. Graham, United P
Russia has the sole navigation. States Army and Mrs. Graham, were among the d
The Government of Russia can best be compared guests. Lady Laffan and His Excellency moved about o
to our administration in India, highly Bureaucratic among the company during the evening and made them p
and centralized-" the autocratic power intact and feel really "At Home," as this social gathering was n
the people passive." Russia, in the strict sense of styled in the cards of invitation, which were extended 1.
the term, has no nobility, and the "Noblesse" ex- to all the leading families in these Islands as well as
ercise no influence as a whole, generally without to the Army and Navy. The supper tables were laid a
wealth or ability. The mass of the peasantry are on the upper verandah, tastefully arranged to gratify h
uneducated, which accounts for their being so sus- the eye, and materially composed to satisfy the most c
ceptible to momentary excitement, so as to be car- fastidious, no less than the shaApe.ned appetite. The h
tied away with such notions as have led Russia Orchestra, placed at the South end of the Ball Room, b
i nto the present war, and their proneness to s si was draped in scarlet with BERMUDA in white letters. t:
into the present war, and their proneness to supr- The music was supplied by the exquisite Band of ,.a
station, and the vices of intemperance. And "like the 46th Regt. The Ball Room, richly decorated with i
people like priest." The Russian Church, inter- wreaths, was brilliantly lighted, and on its nicely waxed c
woven with the national life, has done nothing to floor there moved a happy throng of the votaries of %
improve the country. Russian civilization has been Terpsichore-a galaxy of gaity for which the Bermudas
the importation of Western experiences through have been uniformly famed- t
the mercantile and leading minds of the country A foot more light, a step more true,
under Imperial favour. It has been rather a graft. Ne'er from the heath-flower dashed the dew,"
ing from without rather than the progressive devel- may well be said of the fair forms that glided by, who
opment of anything within; and consequently the with elastic and airy tread devoted themselves to the
progress made has been, and must necessarily be, fascinations of the Goddess. The famous old country L
slow. The energy necessary to secure even what dance Sir Roger de Coverly and the new Norwegian
has been effected has been great, and we must Lancers were much enjoyed. After supper dancing c
commend the industry of those who have all along was, for a short time, resumed, when the guests departed i
exhibited it. Following the abolition of serfdom, -through the well lighted approaches to Mount Lang- s
exhibited it. Follow the abolition of serfdomton-with pleasant experiences of the hospitality they e
in 1864, the Zemstoo, or new local self-government, had enjoyed. The considerate attentions of Lieut.
was accorded, and a new scheme for the adminis- Carpenter, A.D.C., contributed largely to the delight
tration of justice propounded. Each Province has of the evening.
its local Parliament for regulating matters which
concern in common the several divisions of it, each PROSPECT GARRISON CROQUET CLUB. 9
division having its own Council to guard what is -
essentially local, roads, bridges, schools, &c. We Weather permitting there will be a meeting of- I
might compare the Bermuda House of Assembly the above Club this afternoon. The Band of the
and the Parish Vestries, with this difference, that 46th Regiment will perform at 3'30 p.m.
the Local Assembly elect the members of the Pro-
vincial Assembly. The immediate practical resultHE BAD of the 1st Battalion 19th (the
was the increase of taxation, which in three years TtHEBAND. Of the 1st Battalion 19th (the
rose from 5,186,02 roubles to 14,569,567 roubles in Princess of Wales's own) Regiment, will play till
1868. Taking 7om 5,186,302 roubles to the stg., thiroubles inwould further notice at the Garrison Croquet Ground, St.

represent over 2,000,000, distributed over an area Georges, every Monday, (weathe r permitting), from
six times as large as Great Britain; and though 3 to 5 o'clock, and i the Park on Friday from
this aggregate, population and territory considered, 3"30 to 5'30.
is not large, yet in an unconsolidated country like
Russia the amount is heavy. These Provincial We would call attention to the Advertisement in
Assemblies have not had that field, that fair scope another column of Mr. James Pilling, Landscape
which they ought to have had, and consequently Gardener. The Government Garden, St. Georges, was
which they ought to have had, and consequent laid out entirely by him under the orders of the Mayor
their success has not been equal to the expecta- and Corporation of that Town, and reflects great credit
tions formed of them. The central authority has on his taste and' thoroughnes as a practical gardener.
exercised a strict supervision. The height of bu- He has propogated large quantities of flowers and shrubs
reaucratic wisdom is to defer an 1 carry on to a from cuttings during the few months he has been in the
higher authority, so that machinery of government Island. He will also undertake the pruning of grape
in Russia, calculated to ease the central authority, vines, the season for which is close at hand.
has only tended to increase its labours, while it has He is engaged for a few days by a Committee of the ,
retarded the settlement of questions. In this sys- House of Assembly on the grounds of the Sessions
tem of local administration we must in the future House.
look for the improvement of Russian Institutions,
however unpromising in the present. We have We regret to learn that in a difficulty which occurred
spoken of the increase of local taxation which the at Mangrove Bay, Somerset, on Friday last, between
charges of the present war will still more largely some liberty men belonging to H. M. Ships at Ireland
increaseinaddition to the general taxation which Island, and some colored people, revolvers were
Swillncrease, n addition to the general taxation which freely used by the latter, and three of the former
l will also be augmented. The large amount of pa- wounded-one in the breast, another in the head, and a
per money afloat in Russia before the war, and the third in the hand. We sincerely regret the circum-
large volumes created since, coupled with the pros- stance, and hope that measures will be taken to dis-
I tration of industry must throw on the Russian cover the offenders so that they may be brought to jus-
people a heavy load of taxes, with inadequate means tice.
to meet them. When the people come to their so-
t ber moments, and reflect on the enormous cost of A severe whirlwind accompanied, by torrents of rain
their successes they will discover that they have passed over these Islands abuut seven o'clock on the
been very dearly and imprudently acquired. The new evening of Saturday last. We have heard of the for-
SLaw Courts have been copied after French models tunate escape of more than one boat that was overtaken
with here and there tinges of English practice, by it in the Great Sound. The roofs of several houses
The Senate is the Court of Appeal, with restrictive to the east of this Town were much injured.
e powers however, then comes the Supreme Court
e with trial by jury and regular legal practitioners, APPOINTMENT.-Naval Cadet Edmund M. C. Key,
I whose professional integrity is capable of being to the "Bellerophon."
raised to a much higher standard. The Inferior Dy.-Commissary A. D. Burnaby, lately serving in
f Courts are presided over by Justices of the Peace Bermuda has found it. necessary to apply for half-pay
- having jurisdiction up to 500 roubles (say 66). in retirement. Commissary W. Peel has applied for a
e civil suits, Criminal Penalties to 300 roubles (say pension.
40) and one year imprisonment. The machinery The Army and Navy Gazette of Dec. 16, says-
- is working as well as could be expected, considering Lieutenant-General Sir Henry Lefroy, K.C.M.G.,
t that the peasantry have been accustomed to a sort C.B., Royal Artillery, has accepted the Chairman-
e of Patriarchal Administration of Justice. A liti- ship of the Royal School for Daughters of Officers
, gious succeeding an inquisitorial procedure, some- of the Army, vice General Sir Arthur J. Lawrence,
d what modified, requires time for its development. K.C.B., who has held it for fourteen years, and now
Y If the verdict of Russian Juries astonish our legal retires on account of ill-health.
e savants, it must be remembered that they are due Lieut. W. J. Gill, R.E., accompanied by Mr. Mes-
o to the stringent specifics of the Russian code, ney had, by latest accounts. arrived at Mandalay
r which scarcely allows the Presiding Judge any la- safely, having crossed China from Shanghai via
e titude. A jury will thus often acquit a culprit in Sechuen, Talseanlu, Manwyne,, and Bhamo.
. the face of evidence, because, under extenuating cir- 19Ta Foor-Lieut. E. R. Jacson. from the Shrop-
r cumstances, the Statutory punishment is altogether shire Militia, to be Second Lieut. on augumenta-
. out of reason. Again an accused will often be si.r t
t sharply dealt with, on slight evidence, if the offence tion.a Foo-Lieu-Col. and Brevet Col. F. G.
s is one which, not severely visited, would affect the 20T FooT- Lie t. p -Col. and Brevet Col. F. G.
y personal interests of the jury. And as for the Brevet Co W L s Mere, retired on a
- Barristers, they are something like the Clergy, de- vice Brevet Col. W. L. D. Meares, retired on a
w driving their character from that of the people pension.
t among whom they live. In truth Russia is under- A ,
f going a great economic revolution in which grave HAmLIFAX, Nova Scotia, Jan..-A severe snow-
e agrarian difficulties must be encountered. IUnder storm occurred last night. Trains were delayed in
r all the conditions of the case it is for Russia a se- all directions. The train from St. John arrived this
a rious drawback that she has been meanwhile drawn evening, a day late. The train for Quebec was de-
a aside from internal improvement to a policy of played overnight by the snow, but all is now clear.
y Foreign aggression, which must plunge her in deep- Jan. 2.-Mr. Vail, Minister of Militia, and Mr.
h er difficulties and postpone improvements. We Jones, of Halifax, have resigned their seats in the
f must consider the heterogeneous elements of which Dominion Parliament.
Sthe Russian Empire is made up, and the jealousies The liabilities of E. C. Davis, of Halifax, N.S., an
and antagonisms which naturally exist within her absconding debtor, amounts to $30,000.

a own borders. There are the Finnish and the Bal- MONIREAL, Jan. 2.-Pensioners of the British
tic Provinces with a preponderating German ele- arny living in this district have been called on by
s ment in the latter, Poland under surveillance, dis- the War Office to send returns of their residences
affected Caucasians, and Asiatic Khanates, that and other particulars. This action is supposed to
would, if they could, better themselves. The Ger- be a precaution in case the men are required in the
man element has its influence in the Government, event of war for garrison duty at home.
and the Imperial Family are largely Germanic. MONTREAL, Jan. S.-Sir Hugh and Andrew Allan
The Sclav logically following up their premises,' have been prospecting Atlantic seaport towns with
would exclude the Germanic and other Foreign the object of fing a starting poit towns with
elements which have really made Russia what she the object of finding a starting point for their
t is to-day, a policy incepted by Peter the Great, steamers. Expenses in New York harbor were
whose capital was grandly designed, anticipating found to be too heavy, a pier alone costing $30,000
i- the growth of the Empire. This Selavic power per annum. Baltimore, Philadelphia and Boston
or must be guided into healthy channels and revolu- offered ree wharfage and to charge no harbor
at--tionary retrograde tendencies checked. There does dues. Sir Hugh is said to favor Philadelphia, from
h tonary retrogradespread seeing of hostiity to the which port some of his vessels have already sailed.
h no~txist any widespread feeling of hostility to the
d. present Czar or his Government. As far as known
s- there exists no party in Russia ready to suggest any A Supplement of Five
o system better than that which prevails, or one Columns accompanies this No. of
se which would commend itself to the Russian people. -e Gazette;-It contains a portion
i- We may readily dismiss any considerations of im- the ticle Ga Incidents of 1877," continued from
a provement likely to be secured by revolution, and this day's GazIncidents of 1877," continued frette."om
- trust to a. mqre liberalizing of existing institutions, this day's Gazette nt
Ls as occasion would suggest. The Russians, as a "N More Jottings," by a Son of Neptunet."
r. people, apr backward, and must gradually be A"More Jottinfthe," Mby a Steameron o NBetaune.
It brought into a better civilization. The vastness of Arrival of the R. opean NeSteam-Very "Binteresta."ng
)f her territory is rather a weakness to Russia; the The latest European News-Very interesting.
)s want of intelligence and economy in her people are ** *
y serious draw'backs. But withal the destiny of BIRTH, in Pembroke Parish, on New Year's Day,
- Russia is a hap py one, if only her rulers will con- MRS. HENRY SWAN, of a SON, (still-born.)
n centrate their e ergies on home development, and .......... at Green Hill, Warwick, on Saturday last,
ns make foreign politics rather subordinate to it than Mrs. JOHN F. COOPER, Jr., of a DAUGHTER.
u otherwise. In justice to the urgent demands for
e internal impro ezment, Russia is financially une- MARRIED, on Tuesday last, the 1st instant, at St.
is qual to the mai tenance of a large standing army, Paul's Church, Paget, by the Rev. J. Lumley Lough,
n or a large navy both of which are not necessary to Rector of Paget and Warwick, MR. JAMES HENRY
. her national ex stence or her due European influ- LANDY DARRELL to HANNAH, youngest daughter of
a ence. Viewed lr-m almost every standpoint, a few Mr. James Astwood.-(Turks' Islands papers please
)f only of which e have considered, the war with copy.)
, Turkey has bee a ruinous undertaking to Russia, et.jY"
, even if every e pectation is realized. DIED, at his residence in Warwick Parish, on Wed-
d On outbreak of hostilities Turkey, had a very nesday last, Mr. EDWARD B. DUNSCOMB, aged 80 years,
f difficult p-irt to play, not knowing how deeply Rus- leaving a wife and 6 children, and a number of rela-
S(G0ntinu accompanying Supplement.) i and friends to mourn their loss,

There have been no more battles of any imporia
he Servians have been obtaining some slight
antages, and the Montenegrins have been contini
ig their aggressive movements. The Russia
ave not been idle either. They are doing the]
est notwithstanding the hard weather. In Arm(
ia where the roads are blocked up, they cut tum
els through the snow. They are massing the
forces around Erzeroumr, and are closing up th
he avenues of escape and rel f as they di
'levna, and the result will no dodbt be the s
disaster to the Turks. But Melikoff, the command
f the Isian army in Armenia, is absent from
post, and~this and other signs indicate that no 1
mediate assault, or speedy capture of Erzerom
looked for. Mukhtir, the Turkish commander,
lso been called to Constantinople and is reported
have been relieved of his command. The Russian
charge Osman with great cruelties. They say th;
.e not only permitted his pris.oueris to die- of wai
but killed them in cold blood, and they are invy
igating these charges. Battle and the eleme4
re doing enough without the aid of man's b,'-'*-
ty. The Russians officially state their I' =,
yver eighty thousand men since t' -r-
.nd parties and detachments of bt..
iave been caught in snow storms s .
hey have perished before relief could reat,... me
Still, the Russians press on. They have made fu
her large calls for troops to recruit their legion
and they are said to have reached the vLnity
Sofia, and with the help of the ServiansW hi
cut off, or to be about to cut off, that place frc
communication with Adrianople. The last. thi
heard of Suleiman was that he had reached Co
stantinople with' ten thousand men, and been ord(
ed to go with them to Adrianople, so that it loo
as if the Turks were to make a stand there.
But unless all current reports err, the Tur
want peace. The English papers continue th
excited and exciting discussions on the subje
There had been meetings of the adhereats-o-f
war and peace factions, and at one of these th<
had been fighting and disturbance. England h
complied with the request of the Porte and ask
Russia if overtures for peace would be acceptab
The pro-Turkish feeling, said to have its strong
supporter in the Premier, wanted the action of Er
land to be more peremptory and to be supported
armed intervention. But so far as is known, no
ing more was done than to approach and feel
disposition of Russia. Tha answer has been
ceived declining any mediation by England, I
expressing the readiness of the Czar to treat dire
ly with the Sultan, and the Russian Generals hf
been instructed to report at once any propositi<
for an armistice. Austria and Germany keep
quiet that the belief is strengthened that they hi
agreed with Russia as to the course to be pursi
in negotiating and arranging peace. It does
look at present as if Russia wegrogoing to spare
Porte the humiliation of asking for terms. V
likely, the advice and influence of England
yet be potent in the matter. It will need the
pression of opinion and feeling in Parliament to
cide how far England cares or intends to go.
course, there are some points on which the s
ment throughout the realm would be universal,'
it is thought that Lord Beaconsfield would not
unwilling to see this crisis reached. But, so
the excitement has been somewhat feverish, ea
excited but soon subsiding; and notwithstan,
the loud demands made by a part of the press
people for England to do more for her own i
ests and those of her old ally, there is no proof
the moderate counsels attributed to LordsI
by and Salisbury, and up to the pres&
lowed, are to be departed from. The late"
terlal utterance was by Lord Carnarvon, w
ceiving a deputationron the 2nd instant, said,
the Government, while watchful of British inter
were not prepared to bolster up those of Turk
and he characterized the prevailing apprehensio
" nervous."

From the Boston Journal, Dec. 17,
Rector of St. Paul's Church, of Concord, N H., M
death at Bermuda has been briefly mentioned ii
Journal, was one of the prominent clergypen o
Episcopal denomination in New England. He
'born in Dedham, Mass., Nov. 29, 1814, but six
afterward the family removed to Provincetown,
After a careful preparation for college he en
Brown University and graduated in 1839. Among
classmates were Revd. Chas. W. Flanders, D.
Kennebunkport, Me., Revd. Geo. W. Samson, 1
President of Columbia College, and Professor W
Wilson, of Maryland University.
After graduating the subject of this sketch st
theology with Revd. John Bristed in Bristol,.
Deciding to become an Episcopal clergyman, h
Ordained deacon by Bishop Griswold, December,
in Grace Church, Boston, and was raised to the p
hood in St. James' Church, in Woonsocket, De
1842. Immediately afterward he became rec
Ascension Church, in Wakefield, R. I., where
mained until 1846, when he accepted the rectors
St. Stephen's Church, in Providence. Hie cont
there until September, 1850, when, at the earned
quest of Bishop Henshaw, he resigned the pastor
St. Stephen and became the General Missionary
Diocese of Rhode Island, and travelled and hel
services of the church in many places in that
In this work he was actively engaged until April
when he accepted a unanimous call from St.
Church, in Concord, N. H., to become its rect
which Society he was pastor at the time of his

The central location of Rev. Dr. Eames at C
gave him prominence in New Hampshire, and h
became one of the most influential of the Epi
clergymen of that State. He was very active in
and missionary work and had been for years a
her of the Standing Committee of the Dioces
the convention that elected a Bishop to succe
lamented Rt. Revd. Carlton Chase, D. D., it w
Rev. Dr. Eames who presented the name of Pr
W. Niles of Trinity College, who was chos..
position. The activity and usefulness of the de
was shown in his pastorate of St. Paul's. Wh
was called to Concord that Society worshippe
plain, unpretending building, had only seventy
municants and depended in part for aia upon th
eral Board of Domestic Missions, but he lived
the organization not only self-supporting, bu
tributing largely to the varioni causes of the D
with a new edifice valued at $28,000, and bein
passed in wealth and liberality by only one ch
the Diocese, and that t venerable S Jo
Poitsmouth. I
Dr. Eames was a g.a ieman of very courteo
polished manners, w cch, united with a finqpr
and a gaeerous and sympathizing heaigave
Well deserved popularity. As a citizen Wenip
Highest esteem of the community, and he will
cerely mourned far beyond the limits. oflhe
whose interests he served so faithfully.
chaplain of the, Governor's Horse Guard a
military organization, and was a trustee of
wich University of Vermont, which ins
ferred upon him the degree of Doctor of* iv
1839 he was married to Miss Jane Anti, lyo
daughter of Ion. Hezekiah Antony, oa'ealthf
chant of Providence, now living at tic age ol
90 years. Mrs. Eames has since become distin
as an author of books of travel and as a coant
leading newspapers and periodic. In.,
with his wife Dr. Eames enjoyed rare
for extensive journeys in foreign lands.,
made the complete tour of Europe,
passed the winter months in E nJ
crossed the Long Desert to -


ria, Turkey and Greece. In later years
elled much, and in all had made nearly
sea voyages.
.Eames prepared a series of lectures descriptive
scenes in foreign lands, which were very fresh and
-esting.. The deceased left brothers and sisters,
ng them being Hon. Benjamin T. Eames, an emi-
' statesman of Providence and for a long time
a member of Congress from Rhode Island, and
wifd'bft Hon. Amos C. Barstow of Providence, and
the wife of Hon. Ezra A. Stevens of Boston.
he Dr. an4 Mrs. Eames left Concord on Wednes-
Dec. 5, and sailed from New York on the follow-
Fridiy for Bermuda, where they expected to
id several months. When he left )Jw Hampshire
appeared to be in his usual good Wealth, and his
th must have occurred very soon after his arrival in

in his last discourse in his church at Concord he re-
Ird very feelinOlv and solemnly to the unspeakable
ries of the Heavenly Land, but the people of his
.rge little thought that within so brief a time their
oved pastor would be called from the duties of a
ul. and honored life to enter upon the rest of the
Ien world.

S3ut t(on,
o-Morrow, Wednesday,
9th instant, About Noon,
MI the Old Stand,
LS. Extra Family FLOUR
Do. Superior Rye DO.
F. Fresh Corn MEAL
NFECTIONERY (assorted)
if Bls. & Kits MACKEREL and SALMON
b. Tins PEACHES OYSTERS, 1 lb.
aamantine and Tallow CANDLES
undry and Toilet SOAPS
Sets Single HARNESS
rrels Kerosene OIL, &cb
A Draught

RA Young Cow,
BTOYESrith Fittings, New and Complete
L Few Tons Bat Guano,
Bushels Coarse SALT
id about 20 Bls. Corn MEAL (said to be tart)
&c., &c.
imilton, January 8th, 1878.
N.B.-Should to-morrow prove unfair the
e *ill take place first fair day after. J.H.

)n Thursday next,
10th January, At 12 M.,
kWithout Reserve, to- Close Consignment,
material for 1,500 ONION BOXES
00 FEET W. P. Tongued and Grooved
00 Feet Spruce SCANTLING
00 Feet Birch PLANK
13 Spruce KNEES 1 Birch LOG

Casks Superior LA HD O L,
Casks Signal OIL,

, George's, Jany. 7th, 1878.
Colonist Copy.
valuable Real Es-
tate and Personal Property.
rIHE Real and Personal Estate of
Sthe late Miss ELIZ SEY-
MOUR, (deceased), will be Sold by
PThe Personal 1Propertly
Owr TUESDdIy ,
5th February Next, At 12 o'clock Noon,
t Deceased's late residence at the COTTAGE
joining the Royal Naval Hospital, Ireland Is-
aid (the particulars will be given in a subse-
uent Advertisement: and
On Wednesday, 6th
'ebruary Next, At 12 o'clock, Noon,
On the Premises,
it tedI at MAWROVE BAY, Somerset,
ear the Public Wharf, consisting of one TWO
tactied, bordering on the Queeils Road, \~est,
ad on the North, with a WHARF, by' the
'lers of Mangrove Bay.

L's, 7th January,

Surviving Executor,
1878. cu

Picked Up,
N Sunday lat-botween St. John's Church,
'Pembroke, and this Town and left at this
ice to be claimed,
4 Gold Finger Ri wVG.
06dOvwnewcan have same by proving Pro-
'rty tki; paying expenses.
Ha. idiots, Jany. 8h, 1878,

auttion *ae.

At Public Auction,
T.71NDEBm TH3 Zia SSD,
At 12 o'clock,
On Thursday next,
10th Instant,
10 B-LS. Western REDS
15 Drums CODFISH
25 Dozen Tins Roast BEEF
10 Kegs and Tubs BUTTER
20 Tins Boneless FISH
5 Half Chests TEA 10 Casks VINEGAR
50 Sugar Cured HAMS, good quality

3 German Student's LAMPS
Straw and Felt HATS Wire Dish COVERS

1 Young Black

1 COW,
2 Sewing MACHINES.
Hamilton, January 8, 1878.

Don't For'get

Tuesday Next,

The 15th Instant, At 12 o'clock,
p uilf c ucttIon,
I`nder the ,fliddle S hed,
Opposite the Stores of T. H. PITT, Esqr.,
A Consignment of Choice Family
Bls. MEAL Bis. Pilot BREAD
Bags OATS, 3 bus, each
BUTTER, in Tins 10lbs. and 251lbs.
LARD, in Tins, 10lbs., 201bs. and 251lbs.
Souchong TEA, chests "English Breakfast"
9" 1 FIGS, Boxes
Canned FRUITS, assorted
Boxes BISCUITS, assortment
BROOMS BUCKETS, assorted sizes
Bags Pea NUTS Kegs NAILS
Reams Wrapping PAPER, assorted sizes
4 Bls. BEEF Ha, ,
j Bls. PORK jHaleads
And other miscellaneous articles.
T. H. PITT, Consignee.
Hamilton, Jany. 8, 1878.*



Per "Canima."

Nos. 10 & 12 Queen Street.
January 8, 1878.-1
Gazette," only.

Genuine Teneriffe Onion
For 1878.

f'HE Undersigned have made arrangements
a for obtaining a quantity of the genuine
Red and White Teneriffe

Onion Seed,
For the Season of 1878,
And have a List open for enrolling Names for
the Engagement of it.
Early Applications are requested.
llamilton, December 11, 1877.-6 3p.

ON Saturday Evening last in this Town, be-
-' tween Long House and the Office of this
The Finder will be Suitably Rewarded on
leaving the same at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Jany. 8th, 1878,


Jany. 7, 1878.-1m 3p

TH E Undersigned Expect from
Nova Scotia, a Small Cargo of

Onion Boxes,
w which will be offered on the Wharf at 6jd each
i in Lots not less than 100.
Tomato Box M ATERIAL also Expected.
NAILS now on hand.
TROT 1' & COX.
Hamilton, Bermuda, ?
8th Jany., 1878.-2 3p.

Colonisb" copy twice third Page.

For Sale.

3 Carriages,
Will Seat only Two Persons.
Those in want of a Carriage will do well to
call at once as these will be Sold at a very low
Price to close the Consignment.
St. George's, Jany. 3rd, 1878.-3
J. Emilius Outerbridge
& Co.,
Shipping and Commission
Agents for NEW YoRK.

Quebec & Gulf Ports S. S. Co.,
New York and West India Division.
Jany. 7. 1878.

Lime! Lime!! Liime !!


Burnt entirely with Wood,
FOR SALE by the Undersigned.
Smith's Parish
Ist Jany., 1878.--lm 3p
All Orders left at the Stores of Messrs. J. T.
)DARRtELL & Co., will be attended to.
a. GKANTdlAM is now opening
,* "* New CEGARS, CIGAR-
E TTES and TOlACCO--At the Sign of the
" BIG CIGAR," 46 and 47, Front Street,-2


Spar Yard. Ireland Island, Bermuda.
Under the Patronage of VICE-ADMIRAL SIR.
PERFORMANCES will be given in the
above mentioned Theatre for the bene-
fit of the proposed
On Saturday & Monday,
January the 19th and 21st, 1878.
The Performance will Commence at 8 p.m.,
precisely on each Evening, with a Comic
Drama, entitled
Delicate Ground.
And conclude with the celebrated Comedietta
By kind permission the STRING BAND of the
12th Company Royal Engineers will form the
TICKETS--Reserve Seats 3/., Unreserved
2/. and 1/.-may be obtained from Mr. PITMAN,
Spar Yard, Ireland Island.

A Special Performance for the Men
of the Fleet and Garrison and for the Dock-
yard Employees and their families
On Friday, Jany. 18th,
Admission to any part of the Hall-OxE
STORIEKEIEPER having been entered
on the Night of the 4th Instant, and several
Articles of little value to anybody but the Owner
having been Stolen, and others Wantonly and
Maliciously destroyed, a liberal Reward will be
given to any person restoring any of the Ar-
ticles, or giving any information that may lead
to the Conviction of the offender.
A List of the Stol3n Articles has b en given
to the CHIEF WARDER" of the Dock Yard
January 8th, 1878.

Landscape and Practical

MR. GEORGE SIMMs, Reid St., IHamilton.
"Prruning and Propagation of 'ruit Trees,
Flower Plants and Shrubs, a speciality.
Early application should be made for the
Pruning Grape Vines.
New Grounds laid out. or old remodelled.
References as to ability may be made to
James II. This, Esq., the Mayor of St. Georges,
J. A1. wayward, Esq., or to i)r. Lough. liamil-

For Sale.

Following Articles,
3lt Low Rates for Cash.
B LS. and Half Barrels S. F. FLOUR
Barrels Corn MEAL
Half Barrels Family BEE F
Barrels Packet BEEF
Barrels TAR, PITCH and ROSIN
Barrels Portland and Ilosendale CE I NTS
White Pine Lumber,
Clear and Merchantable,
Consisting of J, 1, 1J, 1U and 2 inches-Dry
and Cured-Dressed Boards, Groove I and
Tongued and with Square edges, 16 feet
long x 12 inches wide.
Pilch Pine L UM BES S,
I and 1j dressed Flooring 4j to 6 inches
in width.
Of assorted Sizes.
4 and 5 feet Lengths.
Onion Box Material.
LATHPS and Peruvian GUANO.
Which, to approved Purchasers, will be Sup-
plied on accommodating terms.
S. S. 1WGHdljM.
Hamilton, Jany. 8th, 1878.
Gazette only.

i Notice to Parishioners.

GEiORGE are hereby notified that the
TAXATION BOOK has been Revised for the
current year, and that it WILL BE OPEN
house of the Undersigned, until Friday, 18th
Persons holding Deeds or Wills relating to
Property not yet Registered or transferred, will
please bring them forward by the above menti-
oned date; and such Persons are hereby speci-
ally notified that no Registration or Transfer
will be made until the proper Documents are
laid before the Vestry.
By order of the Parish Vestry,
Parish Vestry Clerk.
St. George's, 5th Jany., 1878.-2 3p.

INFORMATION will be received by the Un-
Sdersigned until the 21st Instant, from par-
ties willing to Sell to the Parish of St. George
a HOUSE suitable for the purposes of a POOR
HOUSE, or a suitable site to build one on.
Information for the same will be laid before
the Parishioners for acceptance o~,rejection.
Forthe Committee.
St. George's, Jany. 1, 1878.-2

A New and Choice Assortment of CIGARS,
Received-at the Sign of the BIG CEGAR,
46 and 47, Front Street.-2

R. W. Hayward 4* Co.,
General Shipping and
Commission erchuants,
(P. 0. BOX 3709.)
I. W. HAYWARD, New York.
F. 1). S. NASH.

TO Let,
A Comfortable and weJt-ifanged
Two Story

aVery Pleasantly Situated,
Being next Melbourne House," Parliament
Street. Immediate Possession given.
' Hamilton, Janly. 7, 1878.

New York M.ail Steamer.

The Steamer

Will leave hence for New York.

10thJanuary, At 1 P. M.
To leave there for return 17th
All MAILS will close at the Post Office at
10 a.m., on Thursday, 10th.
Specie Freight List, and Parcel List will close
at 6 p m., 9th instant.
Freight will be taken until 10 a.m., 10th
Instant. Bills of Lading will be signed until 11'.
Passenger Stage will be removed at 12-30
p.m., 10th instant.
Warehouse to be cleared Saturday 12th Iost.
All Goods left until then will be sent to
Bonded Warehouse.
Hamilton, Jany. 8, 1878.
Colonist" copy.

Wednesday the 23rd day
of January, 1878.
Purchase of Stable Manure St. Georges Dis'ct
Ireland Isl'd "

Purchase of Empty Flour } It "
Barrels and Pork Tierces amilon
"t St. Georges "
Ireland Is'd "
Purchase of Hospital Refuse, Hamifionf -
St. Georges
Ireland Isl'd
Shoeing Transport Horses Hamilton o
i St. Georges "
Ireland Isl'd
Supply of Lime For the whole Command
Sweeping Chimneys ,
Emptying Ash Pits "
Supply of Lamps & Fittings "

Friday, 23rd day of
January, 1878.
Supply of Hardware to Royal For the whole
Engineer Department Command
Washing and Repairing Bar- East of St.
rack and Hospital Bedding Georges Ferry
West '

Forms of Tender with Specification for the
Hardware Contract can be obtained at once on
a written or personal application to the Dis-
hours of 10 o'clock a.m. and 2 o'clockpim.,
daily, on payment of the sum of five shillings. *|
This "amount will be refunded to the unsuc-,
cessful candidates on returning the Specifica-
tion. Other Forms of Tender and pll inform-
ation can be obtained between the aforesaid
hours, on and after MONDAY NEXT, the ad
14th instant.
No Tender will be entertained unless made
upon the proper Form obtained as above, and
when sent in each set of Tenders must be pro-
perly enclosed in envelopes and addressed to
ton, marked on the outside Tender for Land
Transport," Hospital and Prison Supplies,"
or as the case may be.
serves the right of rejecting any or all the.
Tenders. "
A. C. G.,
2 .District Commissary General.
colonist copy twice.

A Few Barrels New York "Garnet

Seed Potatoes,
Nicely Sprung, in excellent order for Planting.
Jany. 1, 13.3.-23p 1
Gazette only.
SMOKERs, take Notice!-H. A. GRAN-
THAM has Just Received a new Supply
the BIG CEGARi, 46 and 47, Front Street.--I


For 1878.
rHE UNDERSIGNED expects to receive in
And would recommend all those who have not
yet engaged, to come forward and secure
some of the Genuine Article.
Hamilton, Jany. 1st, 1878.-4 3p.
Uhaclaimed Letters.
Thos Adams, John Beek, Mary Frances Butter.
terfield, Susan J Blackman, James Butterfield,
B J Bengtson, Richard Bunker, Mr. Berg,
Robert Baldwin, Benj J Burch, E Carey, Roza da
Conceicas Correira, Geo W Daymond, Richd Thos
Dill Fraser Desheild, Mrs Mary C Eve, J J Friswell
Mrs Sarah E Hurst, Mrs J Horne, Sarahl James'
Emma James, Christopher Jemmett, Wi Lightbourn
(Boatman), Sarah E Lee, J Landy, C Lottimore,
Jane Lusher, P Moors, Alexander Marks, Silveira
de Mathoes, Joseph Place, Jose Machado d' Azevedo
Pereira, John Peteis, J C Searls, Mrs Richard Sto-
veil, Joseph Smith, Jose Pereira do Silva, Julia
Smith, Charles H Spear, Mrs George Stovell, Somers
Tuzo, Justina Fucker, Jno Virgin, Richard W'Wflkin-
son, Chas Williams, Charles H Wilkinson* Thomas
Wilcox, W B Whetham.
Post Office, Hamilton, Jany. 7, 1878. *
MAILS for England, United States, and Dominion
of Canada, per Steamer Canima," close at ihe Post
Office, Hamilton, on Thursday next, at 10 arn.


Army Contracts!!

Commissariat Office,
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 7th January, 1878.
AL will receive Tenders, in Duplicate, on
the undermentioned dates, from- Persons desir-
ous of entering into Contract for the following
For one year, commencing on the 1st April
Monday,.the 21st day of
January, 1878.
Land Transport Hamilton District
St. Georges "
cc" Ireland Isl'd "
Hospital & Prison Supplies, Hamilton "
St. Georges "
Ireland Isl'd "
Forage For the Whole Command
Fuel Wood It
Water 4 C
Hops and Malt ,
Coarse Salt ,
Kerosene and Whale Oil "
Rushes or Straw ,






, I s h

IF i as. ..L X j

- i VA ni1vi ul U JJ L.U I'MiiD

millm ~ ~- ~ -

Notice This.

Boston, Iced FRUITS and Eight other sorts
And a full line of GROCERIES and PROVI-
Family Grocery.
N.B.-Business commences to-day. Inspec-
tion Solicited.
Hamilton, Jany. 1st, 1878.-2

Shortly Expected.

THE present Stock composed ex-
clusively of all Wool TW l E)DS, COAT-
&c., will be sold at reduced prices to make
room for an entirely NEW STOCK.
Tailor & Habit Maker,
Queen Street.
Hamilton, Jany. 1, 1878.

Portland, in Casks of 4 Bushels
Rosendale, in Barrels,
Hamilton, Dec. 18, 1877.

JohnlB. Newman,
Reid Street, Hamilton,
i(Nearly opposite the Royal Gazette" Office.)
General Harness Maker and
MATTRESSES made to order.
N. B.-Neatness, Strength and Punctuality
Guaranteed at the above Establishment.
Hamilton, Dec. 1st, 1877.-3m.


DANIEL G. LANE Proprietor.

Branch Establishment, St. George.

ka TH E Proprietor of the above Es-
tablishment having just returned hy the
"Canima" from New York, and brought with
him a number of NEW CARRIAGES and
Stylish YOUNG HORSES to add to his already
well selected Stock, begs to thank the Public ot
Bermuda generally for their past Patronage and
hopes for a continuance of the same.
Strangers visiting the Islands are particularly
requested to call and give the above Establish-
ment a trial before going elsewhere.
Hamilton, Sept. 19th, 1876.



f- HiE Undersigned having re-
ceived a Patent CHIMNEY SWVEEP-
ING MACIlNE from New York, is prepared

Sweep Chimneys
At Moderate Rates in any part of the Island.
Hamilton, April 2nd, 1877.

given for the Conviction of the Person or
Persons that broke into my Store (near the
Ferry) on the night of the 3rd inst. This being
the second time during the past 3 months-and
also give notice that any Person or Persons
found TRESPASSING on the Premises after
this date will be punished according to Law.
Somerset, November 9, 1877.

For Sale.

A Splendid Saddle

Would Suit any Gentleman of the Bermuda
Hunt Club, who would require a good Hunter.
Apply to
St. George's Hotel.
St. George's, 18th Dec., 1877.
Protectiot~t a ahvf V 2
AT' THE MoST .\I i;,,A' TK \ i .
Can be obtained fro n the.
of London,
One of the lor;g3t Established and \Vealthiestr
Offices in Great Britain.

Through thE BRANCH OFFICE in these
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on ,REAL and PERSONAL
PROIPER'TY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no CHARGE for Policies.
Hamilton, Sei tember 9th, 1865.
t- A. GR\NTIIAM has just Received at
New Lot of Choice Havana CIGARS at
the sign of the Big Cigar," Nos. 46 & 47 Front


The Undersigned
X U7 OCLD respectfully notify his friends and
Patrons that after January 1st, 1878, all
repairing (lone at his Establishment must be
paid for on delivery.

Hamilton, Deer. 31, 1877.-


New Assortment of I
Just Received at N


.. The Dwel

Please Attend.

PARTIES IND)EBTED are particularly re-
quested to attend to their Bills ns soon as
they have been presented, .s the Subscriber has
to meet demands which must be promptly met.
45 Front Street, ? 2

E. T CHILD. Hamilton, 1st January, 187. 8
-4 FSr ..-.,4
los. 46 & 47, Front 7 V A T

6. .T ;.th of iity ^Ofrclh

lling House F 7 .Boots & Sho'0s,
...C .' '-

In Town of Hamilton,
At present occupied by Mrs. Louisa Bennett.
Possession given in January next.
Apply to
Hamilton, Dec. 18, 1877.

For Rent,
The Comfortable and PleasantlV


_ I_ ;___-:_ -
In the Town of Hamilton, now occupied by
Mr. N. 0. 1)URHAM.
Possession given 5th January 1878.
Apply to
At the Paint Shop,
Next Cor. of Queen and Reid Street.
Ilamilton, Novr. 19th, 1877.

For Rent,

n Rose Cottage,
Completely furnished, with Out-
houses, Stables and Coach I louse, convenient-
ly situated and being in the Township of St.
Georges, in its own grounds.
Immediate possession given.
Apply to

St. Georges, 12th November, 1877.



Rose Cottage,'
A pleasantly located Dxelling in West War-
wick, near Riddle's Bay.
For particulars apply to
Front St., Hamilton.
December 22, 1877.

For Rent,
In the Town of Hamilton,
A Furnished Two Story

Apply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Sept. 25th 1877.

For ent,
That desirable Property in Paget

At present occupied by MAJOR WILKINSON,
D.C.G. Possession given 1st January next.

Apply to


November 3, 1877.

For Rent,
A Neat and conveniently situated
it wellisg O US 0 U
In the rear of the Town of Hamilton.
A portion of the lower part of the Dwelling is
fitted and well adapted for a Grocery Store.
Possession given on Ist January, 1878.
For all particulars please apply to MR. JAMES
WATKINS, Union Street.
Hamilton, December 18th, 1877.

ThI& Standard of
the World.

l1so SLIPPERS in great variety
LAMPS of the latest improvement,
S11 EETINQ and Fancy PRINTS.
Five Doors West of Gazette" Office,
In James BRichardson's Store.
Hamilton, Nov. 20, 1877.

Theodore Outerbridge,

Reid Street, West of 1" Royal Gazette" Office.
Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri.
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton, October 26th, 1876.

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Adapted to the Standard of all Nations, Packed
ready for Shipping.
World's Fair, London 1851
World's Fair, New York 1853
World's Fair, Paris 1867
\World Fair, Vienna 1873
World'PtSantiago, (Chili) 1875
World's FairPhiladelphia 187(i
World's Fair, Sydhey, Austalh, 21i77
The best Feeder known for Stationary, ".ia;riie,
and Locomotive Boilers, &c.,) also
Oscillating Pump Co.'s Pump.
QOctober 16th, 1877.-6r6m


L nd where there is no
previous knowledge of
S.P. 'i '' bii, sine .ss required,
"ji I IT I ..
,7.- i, I,- "i + .,, i .., L..nor de, G singer
S-- .I' .* di soda Water
-- d ":"LI li'ne, as the public
taste is so much on the increase for Aerated
Drinks. The book of 90 pages of illustrations
and information forwarded free.
Engineers, 23c, Forston Street, [loxton, Lon-
don, England. 3m

0, F, 3BA SCO 0 iA3
F.A.A., D.S.,

f|VRY that New TOBACCO, H. A. GRAN-
1 THAM has for Sale now at No. 46 & 47,


The "erruda Pocket & Sheet

FOP) 1878,
Are now ready for delivery,
The Sheet contains all the necessary in -.rma-
tion for an Almanack.
The -Book contains in addition 1o all other
useful information usually found in soh a publi-
cation :
A Business Directory for the Towns of Hamilton
and St. George.
An Elaborate Itinerary.
A plan of the Town of St. George, kindly furnished
by P. Ness, Esqr., Colonial Surveyor.
A Catalogue of most of the Plants, both wild and
cultivated, growing in Bermuda, obl gingly pre-
pared and classified for the publisher by Henry
J. Hinson, Esqr., MD., for this Edition--The
A most complete yet furnished.
Catalogue of the Fishes of Bermuda by Professor
G. Brown Goode, Esqr., of the Smithsonian In-
stitute, Washington.
A Catalogue of the Birds of Bermuda, revised by
Lieut. Denison, R.E.
And a Catalogue of the Sea and Land Shells of
Bermuda, by Mr. John Tavenier Bartram, of
Stock's Point, St. George.
PRICEs-Sheet I/. Book, plain, 1/6; ditto,
interleaved, 1/9.
Can be had at the Post Office, St. George;
at the CHIEF WARDER'S Office, Royal Naval Yard,
Ireland Island; of the several Carriers of the
" Gazette," and at the Royal Gazette" Station-
ery Store.
Royal Gazette Office, Dec. 18, 1877.

Carrying the United States Mail
from New York
St e am s h ip s
MONTANA sails Nov. 27, at 11 a.m.
NEVADA sails Decr. 11, at II a.m.
llDAHO sails Deer. 18, at 3 p.m.
| WYO)IiNG sails Deer. 25, at 9 a m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Sitev-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
The U. S. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Ber-
!.-:n1, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' b. ;1,! can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
29 Broadway, New Yor]-.
New York, Nov. 8th, 1877.

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Has Received a supply of the fol-

Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. UG A
BRIEL, Ludgate Hill, London.
SEIDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
pearl-like whiteness
Stopping decayed Teeth
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
Mouth Wash.
Ilamilton, March 26th, 1877.

" Eau" of Dr. ao1tz for
T 'IHIS WATER is of an entirely vegetahl-
composition, and its use is quite inof-
Thanks to this peculiar quality which gives it
no rival, DR. HOLTZ's Hair D)ye has not the
disadvantage of the other preparations which
give to the hair an unnaturally vulgar color.
Guided by his medical knowledge and his
great chemical experiences, DR. HOLTZ has
Succeeded in the discovery of plants, which give
the richest balsamic dyeing and curative essen-
ces, and it is by this study that he succeeded to
compound a dye which may be styled as the
Regenerator by excellence of the chevelure.
La Correspondence Parisienne.
4 Rue de lu T'acherie, 4.

Wanted, a


Appvly, 2 Prince Alfred Terrace, Ireland Island.
Deer. 18, 1877.

Printing & Stationery

Royal Gazette Office,
Corner of Reid and Burnaby' Streets, iia
Is Executed with Neatness and Despatch.
At the Stationery Store adjoining the abo
0 office
Always on hand, every variety of Articles
that line.

Nlso, Cricketing o A.dA,6c., ,c.
Nov. 14, 1876,

celebrated for nearly a century past, is oflt
best English manufacture. For its purity and
excellence it has obtained the following
LIMA, 1872. VIENNA, 1873.
For the Hlandkerchief,
White Rose, Frangipanne, Ylang Ylang, Stepl
tis, Opopanax, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet
Trevy, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
let. And all other odours, of the
finest quality only.
dtkinson's Florida Water
A most fragrant Perfume, distilled from the cho
A very refreshing Wash which stimmi'ate-ithe
to a healthy action and promotes the growth
hair. -
A powerful Perfume distilled from the finest flo
And other specialities and general articles of
lumery may be obtained of all dealers through
the World, and of the Manufacturers
J. & :-. A ^rS1: iC 01N
facture their articles of one and the best quality
Purchasers are cautioned to avoid countertei
obiervint Ihat each article is labelled with the
Trade Mark, "a White Rose on a Golden L-,
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e" Incidents of 1877*
ontinuedfrom to-day's Gazette.)
-Ces had penetrated into Roumania and
slan influen d what confidence to put into profes-
Bulgaria, a ort from the population. The Asiatic
sions of sup as opened simultaneously with the
campaign An advance towards Batoum was re-
Danubian. e Turks. Kars. was invested and for a
pelled by t ssian successes seemed likely to bring
tie the arpaiu to a speedy close in their favour.
th cmp considerable apprehension at Constanti-
There inforcements werecdped for. The tide
nople and r d and Ahmed Muklftar Pashanot only
rluievet Ka s but drove the Russians back to the
frontier. e opinion was that Russia, having
failed iu he campaign, would be unable to enter
S.on another luring 1877 and part of the Turkish
forces were withdrawn to swell their ranks in Eu-
rope. Cont ary to expectation, the Russians made
a great effort to redeem their losses. With Gene-
ral Melikofi assisting the Grand Duke Michael,
lrs as a ain besieged, and the defending force,
iAr uced froa some 18,000 to 10,000, were unable,
alo erior investing one, and in the face of
Perb" it is asserted, to hold out. Thus again is
eric proverb fulfilled That victory alter-
f.' ; o men ." This is now the third time in half
itury that Russia has taken Kars. The Turks
still continue to hold the other leading positions in
4Asia. The Turkish fleet was of much importance
in staining the campaign in Asia, which has been
conducted with creditable energy. It was amis-
calc elation that Russia would not again return to
the charge 'in this quarter. Batoum, one of the
best; ports in the east of the Black Sea, has been long
ccr&oted by Russia. It was only by a misconstrue.
tiouthat it did not pass into her hands years ago.
Potil connectedd by rail with Tiflis, is the only Rus-
sianport of service in this quarter, and it is both
.. irnealthv and insecure. Russia will therefore at-
tempt to havt her boundary in this region altered.
On the 24th April the Russian army crossed the
Roumanian frontier. The right wing crossed the
Pruth opposite Jassy, the centre reached it at Leovo,
and the left ving marched directly on the Danube
occupying Kilia, Ismail, Reni and Galatz. The
Russian bridge was constructed in the river Sereth,
and a crossing made into the Dobrudscha at Mat-
chin, where the Turks had'posted merely a corps of
observation, who had to retire before the superior
forces of the enemy. The Russians subsequently
occupied the whole district from Chernavoda to
Kustendji. The Roumanian army occupied Turn
Severin and Kalafat opposite Widdin. Owing to
* inadequate provision the Roumanian Railway was
unequal to the large transport demand, and move-
ments were consequently slow. Kalafat was
bombarded fromnWiddin, and Rustchuk from Giur-
gevo. Between the two latter a brisk fire was kept
up at tineir, without any better results than inci-
dental damage. And here we may notice the su-
preme value of the railway, running from Varna to
Rustchuk, to the Turkish forces in their defence.
Without it their resistance must have proved weak.
The Turkish gunboats on theDanube failed to prove
of any service, one of them blown up by means of
a torpedo, and all movements paralyzed by reason
of torpedoes set along the river. Another gunboat,
stranded on the subsiding of the waters of theDan-
ube, fell into the hands of the Russians. The Turks
were reproached with their allowing the Russians
to cross without a struggle. Military critics at Ber-
lin supposed it not bad strategy for the Turks to
allow the Russians to cross into the Drobrudscha
and hold them there in that pestiferous ground.
lism ^t ^fist, s' hsurKegan to awake
'sto i"o A dul Kerim Pasha was superseded as
T mmander-in-Chief, his age was against his ac-
tivity, and Mehemet All Pasha appointed to succeed
him, in turn to be replaced by Suleiman Pasha.
The Russians occupied Tirnova the ancient capital]
of Bulgaria.
SGen. Gourko's dash through the Shipka Pass is
one of the most adventurous expeditions on record.
Only two detachments of Turks had been left in
charge of the Pass. On the 16th July Gen. Gour-
ko advanced from the Hain Borgou Pass, encoun-
tered and defeated the Turks, and pushing forward
the next day, renewed the engagement, the Cossack
tirailleurs advancing first, next the artillery, and
finally the Bulgarian Legion, to whom was assigned
the care of the wounded. The Russians aCross the
Balkans! The Turks were roused and a conster-
nation seized the inhabitants of Philopopolis. Su-
leiman Pasha with energy, but at severe cost,
withstood any further advance. Russian forces
were not prepared to advance to the support of
Gourko. Their commissariat was defective, and
their communication with the Danube had to be
maintained. Any weakening of the main body
would have exposed their flanks to attack from the
Turkish forces, and might close their road to the
S Danube. Nikopolis was, taken July 16 and an
advance movement made a little to the southwest,
S towards Plevna, 30 miles distant, where Osman
S Pasha, coming out of Widdin, had established him-
self. On the 29th June the Emperor of Russia
crossed the Danube, and the Russian operations had
S been successful, a condition of things which told
well on the general spirits of the army. Plevna
lies in a valley running directly north and south,
and is commanded by a series of ridges and waves,
upon three of which the Turks established strong
entrenchments and powerful batteries. Osman
Pasha has exhibited the greatest generalship in
this war, and has earned the distinction of Ghazi
S bestowed on him by the Porte. On the 19th and
20th July the Russians were repelled, and it was
decided to attack the town and positions in force,
which was done on the 31st July, with what disas-
S trous loss to the Russians is only too well known. Mr.
Forbes, the Daily News Correspondent sent a most

animated account, which was adopted as the Russian
official one. Early in the morning Gen. Kriidener
opened fire from a ridge on the right above the river
Grivica, followed by Prince Schackousky from a
ridge to the left above the village of Radisovo. A
ee artillery duel raged till one o'clock, considera-
iru damaging the Turkish positions. Between the
Russian and 'rkish positions lay a valley and a
steep slope. the Russian infantry advanced in
the face of the Turkish deadly fire. The first
Turkish position as seized after a bloody struggle.
The second Turkish position was taken but could
not be held. At 6 P.. Turkish reinforcements
came up, when ammunition failed the Russians,
and, though reserve after reSve appeared, they only
added to the lists of the sla termed The retreat
.became general and night on a rare scene
o horror and co sion. The rsa losses on this
olasion amounted to some 10,000. Hal Osman
Pasha been aware oiL the extent of a victory, he
might have pursued 5 Nikopolis and %iit, and
wan fact centred by ardent Iople for x
lowing up his successes. But such action id'ed
an ability and preparation, for which Osman iha
S es evidently not prepared. And it was moreover a
better policy to retain such a stronghold as Pvn
than to run the risk of any hazardous evre
sting to relief coming from the Turkish fore0'
. ating on the other Russian flank. The Impe.
rial Guard was called out and Russia put forth
strenuous exertions to redeem her losses, and her
military reputation. Meanwhile Plevna was pro.
visioned. Notftill November were the Russian forces
ft in a position to surround Plevna, which, had the
troops been properly provisioned and clad, would
have detained the Russian troops before it all Win-
u Osman Pasha made an unsuccessful sortie, and,
S P1g unablteither to return to Widdin or fall back
on Plevna, had no other alternative but to surren-
der to the Czar. The erection and defence of Plev-
na is the seeming point in the Turkish tactics.
-'We must pas over the numerous engagements be-

teen Turk and Russian at subsidiary points re-
sulting in advantages sometimtimes to one, sometimes
to another, in all cases sharply contested.
We must mention the efforts made to mitigate
the inevitable miseries of war on both sides, and,
great as they were, how unequal to the demands!
The Red Cross and the Crescent, the Stafford House
Committee, Lady Burdett Coutts, Compassionate
Turkish Fund, &c. Osman Pasha's reception of
the English surgeons 'is a stain on his character.
We have heard of Turkish atrocities, and Russian
also, on the wounded and the dead. In both there
is large room for improvement, in a sensibility to
suffering, and general compassion. If we must
condemn the barbarities of the Turks, we must also
remember that, though the Russians may be some-
what more humane, they are by no means up to a
high Christian standard of charity.
The loss of life in the wars of the last quarter of
a century has been set down at nearly 2,000,000,
and theit direct cash cost at 2,413,000,000--nearly
ten years' revenue of all the governments of Europe
and America.
The Queen opened Parliament in person. The
session was not remarkable. The Oxford and Cam-
bridge Bills and the Prison Bill, remnants from the
previous session, became law. The revenue re-
turns, contrary to general expectation, shewed an
increase of 1,433,843 and a balance above estimate
of 153,036. The Budget places revenue at 79,-
020,000, and expenditure at 78,794,000. Lord
Beaconsfield took his seat in the House of Lords,
and Sir Stafford Northcote assumed the leadership
in the House of Commons. The Irish Home Rul-
ers became so ingeniously troublesome within the
practices of the House, that an amendment to the
existing rules was agreed to for the remainder of
the session. On the 2nd July no less than seven-
teen divisions were taken to prevent progress in
Supply. Pigott's appointment to the Stationery
Office, in apparent defiance of a Report of a Special
Committee of the House of Commons, caused an
expression of disapproval (156 to 152) by a major-
ity of 4, but was withdrawn on Lord Beaconsfield
explaining and assuming its responsibility, rightly
stating that a Prime Minister should not be tied
down to a fixed procedure. The Government Buri-
als Bill was defeated (127-111) in the House of
Lords, on Lord Harrowby's amendment, and was
afterwards withdrawn. The Transvaal Republic
was annexed to Great Britain, and an important
step taken to consolidate government in South
Africa. Her Majesty was proclaimed with great
pomp as Empress of India on the 1st Jany. The
cost of the Indian famine was put down at six and
a half millions sterling. A subscription was open-
ed by the Lord Mayor, Her Majesty and the Prince
and Princess of Wales contributing for the relief of
the famine in Southern India. The Masonic body
presented 4000 to the National Lifeboat Institu
tion in commemoration of the Prince of Wales
(Grand Master) return from India. The Princess
) of Wales paid a visit to her brother, King George
of Greece. The Prince of Wales was for a short
. time indisposed, and Prince Albert Victor was pros
treated with fever. The Prince of Wales was ga
zetted as Captain Royal Naval Reserve and his two
sons are now undergoing a course of instruction ii
the navy. Mr. Ward Hunt, First Lord of the Ad
- miralty, died at Homberg, whither he had gone ii
s a weak state, and was succeeded by W. H. Smith
. who was returned for Westminster without opposi
tion. The press supported this appointment warmly
knowing Mr. Smith's administrative ability, believe
ing that, though not technically educated, he possess
es a clear wcWoieA'Vy'rnma d
The labours at the Admiralty have been becoming
i heavier from the continuous experimental construe
. tion, &c. An interesting correspondence took place
I between Reed and the present Naval Constructo:
. as to the sufficient buoyancy of the Inflexible.'
I Sir W. Knolly's was appointed Gentleman Usher o
the Black Rod. A Royal Commission was reluc
tantly granted to inquire into the constitution anc
. practices of the Stock Exchange. Their report wil
i be at once curious and interesting. There has long
existed a desire to secularize the revenues of the
city companies, and last year an effort was made in
vain to have a Commission appointed to find ou
their incomes and expenditures. The Metropolitan
L Board of Works proceed in their improvements
I Their indebtedness is 9,141,824. The floods in the
SThames Valley caused suffering to the inhabitants
of Wandsworth, Lambeth, &c. An arrangement
must be arrived at between the Vestries, the Board
, of Works and vested interests to carry out a scheme
of improvement, so as to prevent the recurrence o:
suffering caused by heavy rains and high tides
Her Majesty reviewed the troops at Aldershot
After the summer manoeuvres the troops marched
rto Windsor and were inspected by the Queen
During the year two new Bishoprics were created
Dr. Benson being consecrated at St. Paul's foi
Truro, and Bishop Claughton being translated front
Rochester to St. Albans. Lord Leigh laid th
foundation stone of the Shakespeare Memorial ai
Stratford-on-Avon, April 23rd. For the first tim
Since its institution, the annual boat race between
Oxford and Cambridge resulted in a dead heat. In
the cricket match Oxford won by nine wickets
Two colliery accidents of unusualmagnitude occur.
red, one in South Wales and the other near Glasgow
the latter resulting in a large loss of life. Thi
SQueen conferred the Albert Medal on the rescuer
of the Tynewydd Colliers. The marriage of Mis
White (Lady Mayoress) at St. Paul's was an even
in the history of the cathedral, no marriage having
been celebrated there for more than a century
Against the supposition at Tattersals Lord Fal.
mouth's Silvio won the Derby. Chamant had
been the favourite. The Ascot cup was won by
Petrarch. John Bright unveiled Cobden's status
at Bradford, and the Prince of Wales Alfred th(

Great's at Wantage. On the 9th May a lockout
commenced on the Clyde, putting ten thousand
people out of employment. The shipbuilders re.
sisted, and by their action anticipated a genera
strike. Thus for the first time the influences, which
had closed the shipyards on the Thames, were ex.
perienced on the Clyde. After the lapse of some
months the men returned, the masters remaining
firm, seeing no opportunity in the present depres.
sion of acceding to the demands of their men. The
Cable Companies for a month reduced their trans-
atlantic rates to I/ a word, afterwards returning tc
3/. The Washington Executive gave notice that
the Direct Cable Company would forfeit their char.
ter of United States privileges by amalgamating
with any other Company. An unhappy series of
demonstrations occurred at St. James', Hatcham,
where the Rev. Mr. Tooth, the Rector, came in di.
rect antagonism with the law and the Ecclesiastical
Authorities, considering his own individual judg-
ment to have a sort of Papal Infallibility. Ano-
ther English Cardinal was installed at Rome in the
person of Cardinal Howard. Dr. Schliemann's re-
ception in London by the Society of Antiquaries
and by the Society of Architects was cordial. H is
discoveries at Mycenve, following on those at Troy,
appear to have given us important discoveries of
the Heroic age. A museum will be formed at
Athens of what Schliemann has presented to Greece.
mi has been living at Boulogne preparing his work,
r whih John Murray is publishing, and which will
S teo t0tle highest interest. The--axton Exhibition
ing at south singtonwas a famous collection of print-
ng appi ances from the days of Caxton to the pres-
pent time. Ninety.six out of the ninety-nine known
productions of Caxton's press were shewn and the
missing three were represented by fac miles.
The collection of Bibles was most curious, commen-
cing with the famous Metz Bible by Gutenburg
which was also the first printed book up to the
Metz Psalster of 1457 on vellum, and the Wicked
Bible of 1631, so called from the omission of the

essential negative in one of the Commandments.
The Colorado beetle became a source of anxiety in ci
England, as it was feared its importation into Eng-
land would prove as destructive as its visits to the S
East portion of,.America and of Canada. In 1866 d
damage was done in Kansas alone to the extent of
200f,00. The larvea do the most mischief; the c
perfect insect eats the leaves and stems of the pota- i
to. Paris green has been found the only effective o
thing in destroying the larvae. Models of the in- t
sect and the fullest information have been widely e
circulated. Constant care is requisite. The con- c
tinuous wet weather has resulted in a short harvest a
and a poor fruit crop. This, coupled with de- t
pressed trade, and large arrearages from debtors of s
foreign states, and the difficulties of earning any I
tolls for money, has, financially, made 1877 a hard t
year in the United Kingdom. The Bank rate was t
down to 2 per cent. The reception of Gen. Grant
in England-the conferring on him the freedom of
the City of London-was an international compli-
ment, and due to the man who had controlled the
United States' destinies for eight years, and had
previously led her armies to a decisive point in the
struggle between the two great sections of North
and South. Such civilities carry along with them
many collateral benefits, and no bond of good feel-.
ing is more natural or likely to produce a more
lasting benefit than that between England and
(To be continued.)

New York Papers of the 3rd Instant.

The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
arrived at her wharf in this Town yesterday morn-
ing at 9-30. She left New York at the usual hour
on Thursday, 3rd instant.
We are indebted to Capt. Liddicoat, Mr. Pur-
ser Gale, and Mr. Harding, for New York papers
up to the hour of leaving.
Gold in New York on 3rd 102j.
Shares Del. & Hudson 52j.
FRANCE.-Revelations.-The Paris Journal Le
Moniteur" reports that M. Delsol, a member of the
late Ministry, retired for remonstrating against
orders issued to the army by General Rochebonet to
prepare :to meet certain contingencies, which the
Republicans assert were for a coup d'etat to settle
the recent crisis unknown to Marshal MacMahon.
86 new Prefectoral Secretaries.-The "Times" Pa-
ris correspondent states that the appointments of
. eighty-six new prefectoral secretaries have been
FRENCH NEws-The London "Times" Paris
correspondent states that M. Waddington, Minister
of Foreign Affairs. maintain the agreement between
- the four powers, as regards the meeting and deci-
' sion of the next conclave.
e In France, the press attacks the Budget, and
t considers it inadequate, owing to the aspect of
Eastern Affairs.
PARIS, Dec. 26.-The Moniteur announces tbat,
o in consequence of the inquiry ordered by Gen. Bore],
a Minister of War, Gen. Bressolies has been placed
- on the retired list for insubordination, in having
n remonstrated with his superior against the orders
, issued during M. Rochebuet's tenure of the War
- Ministry, that the troops should prepare for im-
r, portant movements in the event of certain contin-
- agencies. The Moniteur declares that the public has
5-__ ight to- ap-fuj~gll gg g -
. tended, the idea did not originate at the Elysee, as
g President MacMahon was ignorant of such plans.
- It is also stated in some Republican circles that
e President MacMabon was ignorant of these plans,
r which were intended to be carried into execution in
the event of his resignation. Republican papers
f continue to assert that a coup d'etat was preparing
- during the recent Ministerial crisis.
l An English Movement.-NEw YORK, 28th Decr.-
The British fleet has left Besika Bay for the Gulf
' of Vourla, near Smyrna.
The Edinburgh Chamber of Commerce has peti-
nt tioned the Government of England to maintain
a neutrality.
In Berlin, it is semi-officially stated that the Ger-
e man Government supports the Russian view res-
s pecting direct negotiations for peace with the
t Porte and that England's mediation beyond merely
d sounding the views of the belligerents means inter-
e vention.
f The London "Observer" announces that Parlia-
ment will be requested to sanction the occupation
Sof Gallipoli by British troops.
S The Channel fleet is ordered to be ready for active
service by the sixteenth of January.
, The St. Petersburgh "New Times" declares that
r the military occupation by England of Batoum and
a Gallipoli would be regarded as a declaration of
e war.
STHE HERALD correspondent in Crete telegraphs,
under date of Tuesday, that on that day some
. Christian families attempted to enter the town of
- Retimo, but were met at the gate by a Turkish mob
, and assaulted with great violence. The fanatical
e Turkish populace assembled in large numbers and
Treated the unfortunate Christians with great bar-
s barity, men, women and children faring equally
t badly at their hands. The Mohammedan rabble
Grew very much excited and for some time a mas-
. sacre of the Christians was feared.
. The English Vice Consul Attacked.-Having closed
the gates of the town on the Christians the infuri-
ated mob turned their attention to the British Vice

Consul. He was pursued by an excited and savage
t crowd, many of whom had knives, and his life was
for a time in imminent danger. He finally escaped
to a place of safety, and the mob finding themselves
baffled dispersed. While these scenes were being
enacted a number of Turkish soldiers were looking
on, but remained inactive and seemed to sympathy.
Size with the mob:
EnglandLikely to Occupy Crete.-The British iron-
clad Rupert arrived in Crete on Monday, and on
thecaptain receiving information of theseriotous pro-
ceedings got ready for sea immediately and started
for Retimo on Tuesday night. It is considered
t likely that England will occupy Crete with a view
to prevent massacre as well as to put down all at-
tempts made by the Greeks to stir up insurrection
f on the island. This may lead to serious complica-
tions, as it would be really an advance of the Eng-
Slish forces a step nearer to the theatre of war.
I LONDON, Jany 3.-Meeting of the Cabinet.-A Ca-
Sbinet Council was held yesterday, it is thought, to
Consider the Russian reply to the English note rela-
tiveto peace negotiations, which, though not yet au-
thoritatively published, was reiterated yesterday
morning from various quarters, and generally accept-
ed as accurate. The reply as reiterated is substanti-
ally of the same tenor as mentioned in Tuesday's
STimes' Vienna despatch, namely:-That if the
Turks desire an armistice they must apply directly
to the Russian Commander-in-Chief.
Another Fffort so Mediate.-The Post this morn-
ing publishes a paragraph in official form to the
effect that the Cabinet yesterday by no means as-
sumed that Russia's answer shut the door to over-
tures. The paragraph points out that England,
when communicating the Russian answer to the
Porte, will be expected to accompany it with ad.
vice. Therefore it will be very natural if England,
before taking this step, inquires what conditions the
Russian commanders have been instructed to de-
mand. By approaching Russia again England
would be giving proof of her earnest desire to spare
Europe further danger.

Another Cabinet Council.-Another Cabinet Coun-
il is announced for to-day.
How England Stands.-The Earl of Carnarvon, at
secretaryy for the Colonies, yesterday received a lo
reputation of South African merchants who ex- o
pressed a wish that reinforcements be sent to the o
Cape for fear the colonists may be outnumbered, or o
n the event of European complications left to their n
own resources. The Earl admitted that the situa- h
ion at the Cape was such as to cause serious anxi- a
ety. In regard to the probability of England be- o
coming involved in a European War, he said he A
lid not think, in spite of the fall of Plevna, that n
here had been any material change in the situation d
since Lord Derby's reassuring speech in Novembed. f
The attitude of the government, therefore, remained b
the same-watchful of all British interests, friendly a
toward other nations and neutral toward the belli- i
gerents. Although the government was not pre- 3
pared to bolster up Turkish interests as such, they
were resolved to have a voice in the settlement of s
this question whenever it came on for settlement. i
England had not, as supposed, offered to mediate, r
but had merely conveyed overtures of peace from c
one belligerent to the other. The Earl declares
that he wholly disagrees with the idea that Russia's -
answer to those overtures was any affront or insult t
to England. Such an idea seemed unreasonable ]
and unfounded. He thought at the present mo-
ment there was serious risk on each side. On one
hand, he hoped we should not lash ourselves into
nervous apprehension concerning British honor
and interests, as our honor bad never been im-
peached throughout these transactions, and al-
though our interests were undoubtedly large we
should carefully discriminate between real and se-
condary interests. On the other hand he hoped
sincerely that Russia would remember that many
questions now arising are not for settlement be-
tween the belligerents alone, but will involve Eu-
ropean interests. In the final decision of these
questions it was very important that England, as a
member of the European family, should have a dis-
tinct voice. Lord Carnarvon did not feel any dif-
ficulty in reconciling these two views, and reminded
his hearers of the way in which England drifted
into the Crimean war. He thought few people
looked back on that war with satisfaction, and was
confident that nobody in England was insane
enough to desire its repetition. He pointed out
that the commercial community both in England
and in Russia was interested in the maintenance of
place and hoped the: British government would
never do anything to encourage alarm or admit
that diplomacy bad become so exhausted as to be
incapable of affording a peaceful solution.
Liberals must speak out.-The Times of this morn-
ing urged the liberal leaders to make their views
known. It said:-" Unless something entirely be-
yond surmise has occurred to tur.a the government
from the views expressed by Mr. Cross, Home Sec-
retary, in the House of Commons, last session, and
by Earl Derby, Foreign Minister, tohe deputation
which recently waited upon- him, the Ministers
would welcome support which adhesion to their
views by all responsible statesmen would afford.
The time for silence has passed, and the hour for
speech-and for decided speech-has come."
Roumanian anxiety.-A Bucharest despatch says,
"The Roumanians are becoming very uneasy about
her independence, but in fact poorer in territory,
the rumored intention of Russia to demand the re-
trocession of the small strip oLte-
8nffianiIa not only without compensation for the
sacrifices of war beyond the acknowledgement of
sinceAustria is thought likely to object to an exten-
sion of Roumanian territory south of the Danube."
Italy Threatening.-It was reported in London
Tuesday night that the King of Italy in addressing
the members of the Italian Parliament at the New
Years's reception, made a threatening speech, which
was interpreted here as directed against Turkey or
England. The Times' Rome special makes no men -
tion of such an incident. It merely says that the
King alluded to the gravity of the present state of
Europe, expressed his earnest desire to contribute
to peace and recommended concord.
Italy must look to her army.-The Standard's Rome
despatch says:-" The King recommended the de-
puties to preserve concord and expressed his hope
that they would take care that the army wanted for
nothing, as he saw a stormy horizon around, and it
might be necessary for Italy, which is desirous of
peace, so to act as to make herself not only respec-
ted, but feared in case any Power should wish to
consult its own interests alone."
Is it a warning to England f-This speech is vari-
ously interpreted. The last assertion, if accurately
reported, some consider as pointing to Russia, but
the intimate relations between Italy and Germany,
it is thought by others, preclude such an interpre-
tation. Many well informed persons are inclined to
believe the King referred to supposed English de-
signs on Egypt and Crete.
Concord recommended.-The Italic, of Rome, de-
nies that the King used warlike language at Tues-
day's reception, and says he merely, referring to the
difficulties of the European situation, recommend-
ed the national representatives to preserve concord
among themselves.
Russian Passage of the Etropol Balkans.-A Vien-
na despatch says:-" The Russians have achieved
a rare feat of perseverance and endurance in cross-
ing the Etropol Balkans, and, though the force
cannot be very numerous and the whole movement
seems to savor rather of a bold, adventurous raid
like General Gourko's over the Hankoi Pass than
of a regular military operation, it cannot but has-
ten the withdrawal of the Turkish troops from the

Balkan line, at any rate from the western position.
Suleiman Pacha seems to have foreseen this when
he took up his headquarters at Ichtiman, and to
have thought that a stand ma ,at the rallying
point formed by the junction of qe Rhodope and
second Balkan chain might effecefailly bar all ad-
vance from the direction of Sofia. '
How Ichtiman May be Turned.-" There is, how-
ever, a succession of parallel valleys formed by the
Topolnica, the Giupso and the Tundja, which run
to the north of Ichtiman, by which Russian
columns descending from the Etropol Balkans may
press eastward, and, uniting with the forces travers-
ing the Shipka Pass, turn the position of Ichtiman
and march down upon Adrianople. The only
question, therefore, is whether the Turks are strong
enough to bar the descent from the Shipka Pass
and hold Ichtiman with the defiles of the Topolnica
and the Giupso at the same time. If not they must
retreat still further to.the east." \
Probable Turkish Proposal.-The Independence
Beige's despatch from Paris intimates that Turkey
will probably propose an armistice on the basis of
the belligerents retaining the position they now oc-

Fromn the West Indies and Demerara.
The Royal Mail Steamer Bertt. Thomas,
arrived at St. Georges yeste iO. morning. She
will leave this morning forialifax.
We thank Captain Shaw, for files of St. Thomas
papers of the 2nd instant. ,
We have received our usual exchanges from the
West Indies and Demerara by the Beta.
GRENADA.-The first Council of Government un-
der the new Constitution was opened by His Excel-
lency Colonel R. W. Harley on the 27th ultimo,
After the ceremony, a salute of 19 guns was fired
from Fort George.
The Merchant Ship Hermoine, with 500 immi-
grants was daily expected from Calcutta.

THVnsDAY, 27Tn.-Meet at Spifal Ponds; Finish
t Clermont. I felt much interest in both these
)calities, inasmuch as the former hasbeen spoken
f by some of our local sportsmen as the race course
f the future, and at the latter one would be sure
f seeing a large sprinkling of that fair sex whose
nost ardent admirers hunting men are: when your
hunting man falls in love he goes at it as he would
t a big fence, without regard to what's on the
their side. Uncertain, coy, and hard to please."
Are you so in Bermuda, Ladi6s ? P Well! there's
tot much choice, the more enterprising of th4 'Mu-
[ian youth having gone far a-field to make their
fortunes, and the Services are not manned as a rule
by millionaires, and some how or another both red
ad blue coats seem rather backward in coming
forward; perhaps they want encouragement, and
ret in other respects they don't strike me as timid.
See how valiantly Lieut. Semaphore charges a
stone wall or Capt. Theodolite hops over a post and
rail. Ah! Mesdemoiselles, if you would only
poor Tally-ho in his plain black claw-hammer-
chance! *
I fear that Spital Ponds as a race course is no go
-its a bad egg! Too stony, muddy and sharp-
turny without a deal of outlay. No! We must
have Mount Langton Marsh, if our kind-hearted d
Governor will allow himself to be persuadedy.the
House of Assembly to permit them to spend a few
hundreds on it.
Then what a time we should have in the Somers'
Isles! Mystic or Central Parks would be nothing
to it Botanical gardens with rare trees and birds,
surrounded by a pretty drive and ride, and inter-
sected with shaded walks (such as they have in
every cantonment in beniarhted Hindostan); cricket
and croquet grounds; Lillie-bridge, Wimbledon
and Lord's combined. A permanent stand of
handsome appearance might some day be added to
command alike the cricket field and the race course.
Will no patriotic Bermudian take up the scheme
and keep the log rolling ? Tally-ho would be seen,
every evening performing his favorite part of the
" Galloping Snob," or driving Mrs. T. and the oliv
branches in Lane's handsomest rockaway round ou
native Hyde Park.
But where have I got to? Try back; the field
was small but very select, the pace. consequently a
cracker, it was a fine sight to see the Light Brig-
ade charge Mr. Pearman's rails, a certain Captain's
head proved harder than the coral somewhere
hereabouts and an R. E. brainpan (what a lot it
holds) tried conclusions with a cedar tree to the
great detriment of the latter. It was a capital run
over the best of our country and all the world and
his wife were at the finish to see the few survivors
"ride back but not the six hundred."
Thursday, 3rd January.-Somerset to Warwick
Camp (next months fixtures will be doubtless from
Dan to Beersheba and from John O'Groat's House
to the Land's End) Somerset, hem! Heels over
head. The name was too suggestive and the wea-
ther too tempestuous, so its not for Joe or Tallyho
-but I can tell you what Spooner of the Devon-
shire Dashers (who got a lift over in that fast sail-
ing craft the "Stomach-Pump") told me. There
was a hearty reception for man and beast that re-
minded him of the old times at home. The Hunt
dejeuner having been discussed by an appreciative
attendance, the game began, but as the fences put
up for the benefit of the Gallery" had 0 wings
and presented an unfamiliar appearance 0 -we
, people, of the colored persuasion mostly, seemed t
enjoy the fun immensely, and all along the
which was a first rate one, fences had been
up which were negotiated more or less cleverl4
the delight of the erectors. It was*% splendid t
in spite of the stormy commencement and if the .
meet again on that side may I be there to see.

[For the Bermuda Royal Gazette.]
I'm a Sailor and I've pitched and tossed upon the
troubled ocean
For several years and visited the shores of many a land,
And wind may blow, and storm may rage, I care not
for the motion,
But how to ride on poney-back I cannot undeilP*
Not long ago I thought I'd try, and havi.g found a
stable, [a straw,
I want a horse," said I, addressing one who chewed
And why all hostler men do that, to find out T'm not
able, a flaw.'*
"Here's one," say she, "a pretty thing that hasn't go
How to get up upon his back at first I was quite puzzled,
For he kept going round and round and throwing out
his feet,
But soon I seized the leather thong with which he had
been muzzled
And spring aloft and off he flew full gallop down the
"Look out," cried all the people, "here'i a sailor on
a filly," [are too long";
"Stop," shouted out the hostler-man, "your stirrups
But I could neither stay nor speak, but went on willy
nilly, [wind are strong.
Like some good ship without a helm when tide and
I rushed into the market and upset a woman's stall
there, [place,
And scattered all the butter, fowls and fruit about the
I clung hard to the horse's mane or I'd have had a
fall there, [paces
But as it was the noise did but increase my charger's

I next dashed through a herd of swine, young piglings
and old grunters, [sows ;
And drove into a crockery shop a pair of blundering
Then having gained the country I beheld some hounds
and hunters [pony's bows.
And hoped that they would pass in time to clear my
Alas! he heard the view hallo" and turned the chase
to follow, [and" ditch,
Fast bolting on the starboard tack, and clearing hedge
As swift as wind through meadow, shady copse and
ferny hollow, [should pitch.
Whilst every moment from his back I feared that I
My hat was flying far behind, my stirrups idly swinging,
Like drowning man to floating wreck I held on by his
The hounds did merrily give mouth, the huntsman's
horn was ringing, [gain.
And every step my gallant steed upon the pack did
"Come back, you sailor chap, come back," I heard a
farmer calling,
"Be's you a going to trample down the hounds be-
Reath your feet ?"
'Twas all in vain, they might have spared their shout-
ing and their bawling, [heat.
I could not stay my firey steed, I could not check his
For all this time with all my might the bridle I'd been
sawing, rfig,
But twixtt his teeth he'd got the bit and didn't eare a
I'd coax'd him and I'd yelled at him, he didn't mind
my jawing, [jig.
But seemed to think it a great joke to lead me such a
At last he tried a flying leap across a ditch, but stumb-
ling, [off his back,
He reached land with his foremost feet, whilst I slid
And wallowing in the nasty mire I had good cause for
And do.declare I'd had enough to satisfy, your's

The Connecticut Rjver was frozen overlandd nav-
igation closed on Thursday, Jany. 8.

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