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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Volume ID: VID00297
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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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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Ko. 3.-Vol. LI.


2-s per Ann.

IHi'uillo'a, Berijauda, Tt'Iesda'uy, Jairosa nay ?1514878.

Don't Forget

Tuesday Next,
The 15th Instant, At 12 o'clock,
p u)ubltc auction,
Under the .Middle Shed,
Opposite the Stores of T. H. PITT, Esqr.,
Consignment of Choice Family
Bis! MEAL Bls. Pilot BREAD
Bags OATS, 3 bus. each
BUTTER, in Tins 10bs., and 251lbs.
LARD, in Tins, 10lbs., 20lbs. and 261bs.
Souchong TEA, I chests "English Breakfast"
FIGS, Boxes
Canned FRUITS, assorted
Boxes BISCUITS, assortment
BROOMS BUCKETS, assorted sizes
Bags Pea NUTS Kegs NAILS
Reams, Wrapping PAPER, assorted sizes
SBls. BEEF '
I Bls. PORK Halsteads
And other miscellaneous articles.
T. H. PITT, Consignee.
Hamilton, Jany. 8, 1878.*


3 oya al J IaT tjeatr ,
Spar Yard, Ireland Island, Bermuda.
Under the Patronage of VICE-ADMIRAL 1l It
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, i ith 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 Peats 83/., Unreserved
S/. and I/.-may be obtained from Mr. PITMAN, r
Spar Yard, Ireland Island.
A Special Performance for the Men
of the Fleet and Garrison and for the Dock-
yard Employees and their families
SOn Friday, Jany. 18th,
Admission to any part of the Hall-ONE


NFORMATION will be received by the Un.
designed until the 21st Instant, from par-
ties willing to Soll to the Parish of St. George
a HOUSE suitable for the purposes o a POORt
HOUSE, or a suitable site to build one on.
Information for the same will be laid before
the Pa hioners for a ceptance or rejection.
For the Committee.

St. Gdorge's, Jany. 1, 1878.-2 .-"
H A RANTHAM is now opening
TEO and TOBACCO-At the Sign of the
3IG CIGAR," 46 and 47, Front Street.-2

For Sale.

,3 Marriages,
Will Seat only Tw1 Persons.
Those in want of a Carriae will do well to
"(6tlce as these will be S Id at a very low
Since To-close thi Consigr ment
t. e r, AyY. 3d, 1878,-3

Revisal of the Electoral Public Auction.
Lists. -
SHE REVISING OFFICER will attend in Family Residence and
the several Parishes of these Islands at Sixteen Acres of L*nd in Smith's Parish.
the times and places hereinafter specified, for
the purpose of Revising the Register of Free- have received instructions
holders according to* Law, and will hear and I have received istrucions to offer
determine all applications for Registry, and for Sale,
all objections made to the name of any Free- AT p-I1Lt A CT O If
holder being placed or allowed to remain on U I U 1 T i 0 ,
the Register; and he hereby notifies all Per- ON THE PREMISES,,
sons who claim to be Registered on any trans-
f fer of Real Property, bearing date on or before ON OJ A l
The 31st Day of December, 1877, ,
That unless their respective titles to Registra- The 28h January, nan
tion are then and there produced to him, their THE ES7IS TE OPF
names cannot be inserted in the Lists of Free-
holders for Election purposes before the An- 1
nual Revision in January, 1879. In Smiths Parish, former e he Residence of
In SANDYS Parish, at the VESTRY ROOM, on COLLECTOR SAL .- ; .
Tuesday, the 15th of January, 1878, at 1
o'lockP.M. 1878 at 1 The HOUSE is situate irr picturesque and
In SOUTHAMPTON Parish, at the VESTRY well Timbered Grounds of about Sixteen Acres,
Roo, on Tuesday, the 15th of January, more or less, commandminga fine view of the
1878, at I past 11 o'clock A.M. South Shore, and with a little expense might
In WARWICK Parish, at the VESTRY RooM, be made, with its surroundings, one of the
on Tuesday, the 15th of January, 1878, at prettiest Residences inthe Islands.
10 o'clock A.M. The Planting Land (much of which has ne-
In PAGET Parish, at the VESTRY RoOM, on ver been turned over for manyyears), is of the
Monday, the 14th of January, 1878, at Ipast richest description, and capable of yielding
1 o'clock P.M. large Root Crops. There is also sufficient
In PEMBROKE Parish, at the TOWN HALL, Pasturage fo tw or three Cows. Plenty of
Hamilton, on Monday, the 14th of January, young Trees for Fencing.
1878, at 12 o'clock, Noon. JOIHN SKINNER.
In DEVONSHIRE Parish, at the VESTRY January 1, 1878.
SROO, on Thursday, the 17th of January,'
1878, at 10 o'clock A.M. F
In SMITHS Parish, at the VESTRY ROOM, on F O ale.
Thursday, the 17th of January, 1878, at 4 ..
past 11 o'clock A.M.
on Thursday, the 17th of January, 1878, at F i'r 1'll E
J past 12 o'clock P.M. (S Tl
In ST. GEORGE'S Parish, attheTowN HALL, FO loWi rt I (eS,
on Thursday, the 17th of January, 1878, at ,
j 2 o'clock P.M. .3t Low Rales r Cash
The Parish Vestry Clerks are hereby respect-
fully notified and required to meet the Revis- |l:,S. a d Talf Barrels *.. FLOUR.
ing Officer punctually at the times and places BI l rriels Coy rn I' A
above specified. Half Parrels Family BIl F

December 28th, i t,. .. R (tsT.on.
Valuable Real Es-
tate and Personal Property.
qpllE Real and Personal Estate of
the late Miss ELIZI SEY-
Ia'" MOUR, (deceased), will be Sold by
The Personal Property
O., TTUI '8D4IY,
5th February Next, At 12 o'clock Noon,
At I)eceased's late residence at the COTTAGE
adjoining the Royal Naval Hospital, Ireland Is-
land (the particulars will be given in a subse-
quent Advertisement: and
On Wednesday, 6th
February Next, At 12 o'clock, Noon,
On the Premises,
Situated at MANGROVE BAY, Somerset,
near the Public Wharf, consisting of one TWO
attached, bordering on the Queen's Road, West,
and on the North, %ith a WHARF, by the
Waters of Mangrove Bay.
Surviving Executor.
St. George's, 7th January, 1878.
A. Emilius Outerbridge
Shipping and Commission
Agents for NN2w YORK.
Quebec & Gulf Ports S. S, Co.,
New York and West India Division.
Jany. 7, 1878.

Picked Up,
ON Sunday last between St. John's Church,
-l' Pembroke, and this Towi and left at this
Office to be claimed,
*I Gold Finer R AVG.
The Owner can have same by proving Pro-
perty and paying expenses.
Hamilton, Jany. 8th, 1878.

7To Let,
A Comfortable and well Arranged
Two Story

Very Pleasantly Situated;
Being next MelLourne House," Parliament
Street. Immediate Possession giv, n.
Ila. ilton, Jany. 7, 1878,

Barrels Packet BRIF .
Barrels TAR. PITCH and RORIN
Barrels Portland ;ind a isenddle C' I:Ml NTS
White Pine Lumber,
Clear and Merchantable,
Consisting of 6, 1, 14, 1U and 2 inches-Dry
and Cured-Diessed Boards, GrooveAI and
Tongued and with Square edges, 16 feet
long x 12 inches wide.
Pitch Pii e LUJi IISE,
I and J1 dressed Flooring 44 to 6 inches
in width.
Of assorted Sizes.
4 and 5 feet Lengths.
Onion Box Material.
LATHS and Peruvian GUANO.
Which, to approved Purchasers, will be Sup-
plied on accommodating terms.
S. S: 1 GHJLM.
Hamilton, Jany. 8th, 1878.


We have been instructed to offer
A Superior Grand Piano,
Which cost in London over 100,
The property of a Gentleman shortly to leave
these Islands.
Hamilton, Jany. 1st, 1878.-3


Waters, -4c.

Is Prepared to Supply
Soda Water, Lemonade,
Ginger ALE and other Aerated

At the Shortest Notice, at any part of the
Islands, West of the Causeway,
Orders for the above will be Received at the
"STARII AND GARTIR", Tavern (Late the
"ME'ITROPOLITAN") Queen Street, and at
his Store near the Commissariat Buildings, East
End, Hamilton.
Oeto' r 9th, 1877.
Christwmas andd 'Vew Iear

Very Handsome.
A fresh lot received on 24th December per
Canima at Royal Gazette" Stationery Store,

Facts Speak Louder than
Words !! !

Call in sat tthe Old Stand
And Know for yourself,

Just Received and now being open-
ed, adapted for the Season,
Selected expressly for this Market to Suit the
Times, and will be Sold at bottom figures
for the Cash only,
Cify .1 C ELO TUit-VG,
: Full Suits,
Also COAPTS aid.PA1NTS, +4c.,
Good II material, g ol. Workmanship, and
good Style,
S111It11., p great variety
Under C LOTtl I NG, a large assortment
Hl (E' .I bY of every description
Felt HA TS, Iatest. Fashion
BOOTS & SHOES for the million
Ladies', Mises' and Chidren's Worited JACK-
K. !', H~1OI) and NUBIAS,, &c., &e.
FU rNIRIiJR,- Black W. N. Parlour and Bed-
room Suits, Sofas, Lounges, Chairs, &c.,
Painted suits, &c.
SHtEETING, WVhite and Browi,
Canton FLANNELS and COTTONq, White
and Brown
'Queen's WARF, Glass WARE, and other
Clothes LINES Clothes PINS
Improved WAS II RIt
Stove POLISH &e., &c.
fIiamilton, December,,!t 1877.

Fresh Garden Seeds,
IJust I'cccived.



vat iety.
Also, A Choice Assortment of I'EAS &.
Garnet & Minnesota POTATOES for Planting.
ONION SEED LIiST being rapidly filled up,
but will be kept open at the Subscriber's and at
EDWARD WOLFF'S, St. George's, for a limited
period, to permi: parties to supply themselves
with Seed pronounced by Farmers 'to be the
best imported.
No. 45, Front Street, 3
Hamilton, 1st January, 1878. S
A New and Choice Assortment of (1G %\ S,
Received-at the Sign of the BIG CEGAlt,
46 and 47, Front Street.-2

Wmi. James Heney,

Commission /lgent,

250 Cedar Posts,
From 10 to 15 feet long and to square 4 inches,
1000 Double-Twelve Stone.
Apply at once ti
Hamilton, Dec. 22, 1877.
s.MOKERS, take Notice!- ll. A. GRAN-
Sc THAM has Just Received a new Supply
the BIG CEGA I, 46 and 47, Front Street.-'^

R. W. Hay ward 4 Co.,
General shipping and
Commission M1rehanuts,
(P. O. BOX 3709.)
It. W. HAYWARD, New York.
F. D. S. NASH. p

ON Saturday Evening last in this Town, be-
tween Long House and the Office of this
IA L 001D EAB MN0,))
The Finder will be Suitably Rewarded on
leaving the same at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Jany. 8th, 1878,

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 .'
... ") ,, '.:: Ireland Isl'd "
hospital & Prison Supplies, Hamilton "
St. Georges
Ireland IsI'd "
Forage For the Whole Command
Fuel Wood
Hops and Malt "
Coarse Salt. "
Kerosene and Whale Oil "I
Rushes or Straw "

Wednesday the 23rd day
of January, 1878.
Purchase of Stable Manure St. Georges Dis'ct
Ireland Isl'd "
Purchase of Empty Flour
Barrels and Pork Tierces jHamilton
St. Georges "
Ireland Isl'd "
Purchase of Hospital Refuse, Hamilton "
St. Georges -
Ireland Isl'd
Shoeing Transport Horses Hamilton a
St. Georges "
Ireland Isl'd "
Supply of Lime For the whole Command
Sweeping Chimneys "
Emptying Ash Pits "
Supply of Lamps & Fittings "


the 25th 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'clock p.m.,
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 all inform-
ation can be obtained between the aforesaid
hours, on and after MONDAY NEXT, the
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
not, 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

A. C. G.,
2 District Commissary General.

For Sale,
About the End ot the

One DOG CAR.T, fitted for Single
Horse or a Pair, with Pole, complete. Built
at Quebec.
Two Bay MARES, accustomed to
run singly or as a pair, both good for Saddle
and have been ridden by a Lady.
One Chestnut MARE and one
Black MARE, both accustomed to Parade
work, will stand fire, and have been constant-
ly ridden by Ladies.
A Complete Set of DOUBLE
HARNESS in very good condition, converti-
ble into Single Harnesses at will.
For further particulars apply to the FLAG-
January 1, 1878.

For Rent,
In the Town of Hamilton,
=A Furnished Two Story
Dwelling HO USE.
Apply at the "Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Sept. 25th, 1877,


VATIONS taken under the direction of the Priu:ipal
Medical Offi:-er, Pro:leet, Bermunia. Alove tl,. ,C.ea

15 feet.

Date g e

Jan. 7 30173
8 30-459
9 30-488
10 30-047
11 29-916
12 30-071
13 30-234


. S
.-'.-- 0

Temperature previous
24 hours.

0 0
60-3 57-0
61-1 55-4
66-1 54-0
68-1 51*0
66-3 64-0
61-1 59-8
66-3 57*0

0 0
96-1 42-8
122-4 45-8
89'0 43-8
79-6 49-8
76-2 58-6
121*0 48'8
127-4 43-2

fanliltoll, January 15, 1878.

Jan. 8-Str. Fitzroy, Gray, New Orleans; grain and
cotton; in distress.-Agent, John S. Darrell. -
Jan. 10-Mail Str. Caninia, Liddicoat, New York;
143 boxes tomatoes, 11 bbls. potatoes, 1 box beets &
1 box oranges.
11-Barque Balnaginth, Thomas, Delaware Breakwa-
12-Barque Sir George F. Seymour, Watlington, Eng-
land; 380 tons government stores, 631 ox hides, 186
sheep skins, 51 cases tallow, 2 cases horns, 591 bbls.
arrowroot, 172 em pty hhds.
14-Str. Fitzroy, Gray, London; inward cargo grain
and cotton.
Jany. 10-Italian Barque Veronica Madre, Muratorio,
from Baltimore, laden with corn, bound to Queens-
town or Falmouth for orders, in distress ; leaking
badly, pumps choked.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
14-Barque Monarch, Pierce, from New York to Ire-
land, laden with corn, in distress; leaky and vessel
much strained.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
Brigt. Iza, Chandler, from St. Hveres, France, with
salt, bound to Providence, Rhode Island; in distress,
leaky, and out of provisions.-Agent, J. S. Darrell.
In the R. M. Steamer Beta, on 7th instant, from St
Thomas :-Mr. G. Lee, Mr. A. F. Darrell, Mate, and
6 Seamen from Brigt. W. A. Heney.
In the R. M. Steamer Beta on 8th instant, for Ha-
lifax :-Revd. Mr. Bellord, Roman Catholic Chaplain.
Lieut. Ashby, 46th Regiment and servant, Lieut. P.
de Crespigny, R. N., Mrs. Daniels.
In the Mail Str. Canima, for New York, Mr. & Mrs.
Sydney Smith, Messrs. E. Lee, George Cumber, N.
H. Horff, and J. Harwood. Steerage, James Jennings.
The Barque Sir George F. Seymour, Captain Wat-
lington, and the Steamer Fitzroy, Captain Gray, for
London, leave to-day.
I The Italian Barque Veronica Madre, Captain Mura-
toria, from Philadelphia, laden with corn and bound to
Cork or Falmouth for orders, arrived in Murray's
Anchorage on 9th instant, leaky, pumps choked and 3
a; feet water in her hold. Tho Captain reports that on
the 4th and 5th instant, experienced very severe weather,
which commenced at the S. E. and going round to the
'Westward.-Agent, John S. Darrell.
The.British Steamship Fitzroy, Captain Gray, from
Baltimore bound to Liverpool, G.B., with a cargo of
cotton and wheat, arrived at Grassy Bay on Tuesday
last, with cargo shifted and the ship listed, having
three feet free board on the port side and ten feet on
starboard. Also some damage to sails, six scuttles
broken in ship's side, damage to boats and gear and
had coal bunkers flooded.
We understand, through the kind permission of
Captain Leveson Somerset, R. N.. A. D. C., a
Naval Survey has been held, who consider that the
Captain deserves much credit for bringing the vessel
safely into port.
We learn that the cargo is restowed and the ship
will proceed on her voyage to-day.
Captain Gray reports encountering a very heavy gale
on the 4th instant.
The Swedish Barque Aurora, from New York bound
to Queenstown with wheat, arrived at St. George's on
2nd instant, leaking, pumps choked, and loss of sails ;
is discharging cargo for repaifs.-Agents, W. C. Hy-
land & Co.
The British Barque Monarch, Captain Henry
Pierce, out 19 days from New York bound to the Uni-
ted Kingdom laden with corn, anchored in Murray's
Anlhorage yesterday morning; leaking, vessel much
strained, and rudder broken.-Agent, John S. Darrell.
Brigt. Iza, Captain Win. Chandler, from St. Hyeres,
France, with a cargo of salt, bound to Providence,
Rhode Island, arrived at St. Georges yesterday in dis-
tress, short of provisions, having been on short allow-
ance since the 2,tlth December, and from the 8th Janu-
ary to time of arrival, on an allowance of + lb. of bread
per day, no other provisions on board; and but 4 lbs.
of bread remaining on anchoring. Vessel leaking,
starboard bow stove, and rudder head gone.-Agent,
John S. Darrell.

On Thursday morning last there was great excite-
ment in the Town of Hamilton and vicinity in conse-
quence of a report that there was a large vessel drifting
toward the south shore of the Island near to Middleton's
Bay, and firing guns. It was blowing heavily at the
time, from about south, the atmosphere very thick,
and occasionally showers of rain, so that distant ob-
jects could with difficulty be seen. Scores of people
flocked to the bay and to the heights in the neighbor-
hood commanding a view of the sea, fearful that a
wreck was about to, occur, and plreparied to render
assistance should such an unfiLtunte event happen.
Soon ntafterwnrds thn vessel got udp team and ran
directly away atnin4t the wind and sea. Her rig
could not be distinctly made out, but she was presumed
o be a ship of war.
On the following moriine another vessel, distinctly
made out to be a steamer, made her appearance oppo-
site the same bay. Many persons at first believed it
to be the vessel seen on the previous morning, but we
learn from Mr. Perenchief, the Keeper of the Light-
house, at Gibbs' Hill-to whom we telegraphed for
information. and~to which hlie kindly promptly replied :
that "A steamer came in from the eastward steering
westward, which I took to be a New Orleans Packet.
She showed no signal: she looked all right above
water: whether she was the same vessel that was seen
on Thursday I cannot say, as I never saw that vessel.
The weather on Thursday was very thick, we could
not see half a mile sbitthward from the lighthouse."
no se ami'

MUNICIPAL ELECTION.-The meeting of the Free-
holders of the Town of Hamilton, for the purpose of
Electing a Mayor,. Aldermen and Common Council,
for the ensuing year, took place at the Town Hall, Ham-
ilton, on Tuesday last, in accordance with Public notice.
At 11 o'clock the nominations commenced, and th&e
several members of the Old Corporation were propos-
ed. The time fixed for nomination being till 1 o'clock.
and no fresh candidates offering up to that hour. the old
members were declared re-elected : they are as follow:
' IAYOR.-Nathaniel Augustus Butterfield.
ALDERMEN.-Samuel Saltus Ingham, Broderick E.
Dickinson, and Andrew Turnbull.
CONtMON CoUNCL.-WWm. Thos.! James, Jeremiah
Varnett, Thomas Newbold Dill, Charles C. Keane,
and Alexander M. Oudney.

DEMERARA.-We are pleased to notice by the
Packet Summary of the Colonist that a favorable
change had taken place in the weather there. Co-
pious showers of rain had fallen all over the coun-
try, furnishing a plentiful supply of water for man
and beast, ,.

The Incidents of 1877.

(C-. ,;u de.l.)

Congress sustained.' Had counsel been heard, in
support rof objections taken, the policy of delay
might lve succeeded and thrown the country into
an unfortunate condition of doubt and uncertainty.
The cofimercial community demanded a decision,
and wished for a speedy solution of all difficulties.
The selection of Hayes as President was, after all,
one of the happiest results. The Republican party,
whose candidate he was, perhaps supposed they
would secure in the new President a willing com-
plier with their collective wishes. The Democrats
have fared much better than if their own candidate
had been chosen. And, moreover, the large vote
cast on the Democratic side, even if Hayes had
been less compromising in his character, would have
demanded from him a judicious consideration. The
Democratic party, though disappointed in their ex-
pectations of the sweets of office, have at least a sa-
tisfaction in knowing that they possess at the head
of, affairs an unbiassed Administrator. The troops,
which had heretofore been kept in Southern States
to aid the local authorities, were withdrawn, not
being required in the interests of property or of tIh:u
public peace. The Louisiana and Carolina difficul-
ties were consequently soon settled, when people
were left to their own freedom and choice. The
Republican party expressed themselves dissatisfied,
fl' shewing it in their dislike to the personnel of
Hayes binet, which gave the country some as-
surance of integrity of administration. Hayes' po-
licy is one of conciliation, and one which the United
States urgently required. Hayes may displease
his own party and not prove acceptable to the other
party, but at all events he will have the satisfaction
of knowing that he has opportunely aided the
country. The President's Inaugural Address, and
Me,:.-sag'e have imparted confidence abroad and se-
cured stability at home. Hayes had, ceased to be
the tool of the Republican Party Managers, and it
is-therefore quite natural to suppose that Republi-
cans will lose ground as a party, the approval of

The 7oth anniversary of the Emperor of Germany
entering the Prussian Army on January ist, and
the Emperor's Birthday, March 22nd, were duly
0olserve-d. On flr- ., Apiil Prince Bismarck's re-
tirement wa nijno1,"l, aii- ani g.oo'ld i-al of spec-
ulation as to its real causes, and its probable con-
sequences. On the solicitation of the Emperor, and
the entreaty of the C.:wnu Prince he ,:iu.-ut':'l tto:
remain on a long leave of ;l.,eii:.e, which the state
of his health demanded. Germany refused to par-
ticipate in the Paris Exhibition. The trade be-
tween Germany and Russia was much interfered
with, owing to the duties exacted by th6 Russian
Government in gold, ;n.i1 much dissatisfaction has
France seemed to be gliding smoothly on and re-
2 covering from the consequences of the German War
in a irt.vll.,s wny, wliun uildnly tii-, calm was
broken on the 16th May, by the Marshal dismissing
Jules Simon and his cabinet, and an agitated state
of public feeling prevailed. Simun's Cabinet en-
joyed the confidence of the Assembly, and hence the
situation was aggravated.. The Marshal accused
Simon of pandering to the Assembly, and instance.
the iun,-usitt-tu:y of the Premier's ,-ondut in the
AssemiIly and in thie Cabinet ('Council on tlhe Muni-
cipal Bill. The Marshal asserted boldly his direct
responsibility to France, and his determination to
- governfirmly. The Ministry, appointed in-succes-
sion, lnd a small following in the Assembly, and the
Due de Bro,.' I-: had in his colleagues no means of
re-assurinu~France. The Assembly was ,prorogu,:.d-
f',r a month, and afterwards dissolved. Owing to
the intricacies of Eurip -an politics, the Duc Decazes
on the solicitation of the Marshal, consented to re-
main as Fo,:reign Minister. Various reasons were as-
signed for this ministerial crisis in France, the elec-
tion of Prefects, the influence on the composition
of the Seuate, and the description of government to
be continued after 1880. The Senate could not
well refuse the of the Assembly called
for by the Marshal. Respecting Marshal MaMa-
hon's abilities and military services, there was a
disposition to lose. sight of him, and throw the op-
probium on the party who had seized on him and
caused him to act precipitately. Contrary to ex-
pectation, Gamb.nbtta Leli.aveil blimself di.:-reefly,:and
kept his party within moderation. Notwithstand-
ing the great official influence brought to bear and
the long postponement of the elections, the returns
were still largely in favor of the left. On the As-
sembly being called together, it was found that a,
large majority, though reduced a little by that of
May, opposed the Government and stood on their
Parliamentary privileges. The end of the year wit-
nessed no settlement of the difficulties of the politi-
cal situation. The entire industrial and mercantile
class have been opposed to these injudicious politi-
'-l agitation-, which can result in no substantial
,'enufit to the country, while their existence in the
meantime unsettles everything. The Marshal Pre-
sident considered it necessary to visit the works at
the International Exhibition in order that the suc-
cess of the project might not be impaired. Since
then the building operations have progressed rap-
idly, the contracts in progress exceed a million
pounds sterling. The elevated site on the Troca-
dero, where will be placed the great cascade, with
the river Seine intervening between the flat and
dusty Champs de Mars, will prove an attractive
contrast. Great Britain has warmly assisted the
project, the Prince of Wales being placed at the
head of the Commission, The success of the exhi-
bition may be questioned, if we consider the unset-
tled state of Europe, and the strong commercial de-
pression which has almost everywhere prevailed.
It is to be hoped that neither domestic dissensions,
nor the continuance of belligerent works in East
Eurbpe, will mar. such an important enterprise.
Peace, and a -en-e of security, are essential to the
success of such a conception. Negotiations were
pending between:- England and Franuc. for a renew-
al of the Treaty of Commerce which Cobden and
Napoleon III called into being. The benefits to
both countries have been very great. The various
commercial interests have each urged their own pe-
culiar views. Meanwhile the old treaty continues
for another year when negotiations may be carried
out on a satisfactory basis. The commercial inter-
ests of England and France were largely improved
during the reign of Napoleon III, on& good indi-
rect result of the Crimean War. It may be due in
a measure to the improved intercourse with Eng.
land that the Left have shewn such an unwonted
moderation in the existing crisis. At the instance
of the Spanish Government Don Carlos was expel-
led from France. The marriage of the King of
Spain. Alfonso XII, is announced for 1878, with the
daughter of the Duke Montpensier. The North
provinces of Spain are still under military rule and
the country is slowly recovering from the Carlists
troubles. The harvest of 1877 has been unusually
good in Spain. The Episcopal Jubilee of the Pope
was, duly marked June 3rd, His Holiness having
been consecrated Archbishop of Spoleto in 1827.
The Pope's health has been indifferent, his life
being almost wholly due to the superior medical at-
tention commanded. The case now before the Courts,
of the Countess Lambertini and Cardinal Antonelli's
Estate, involves many nice legal points, among some
disgusting evidence. It is a cause celebre. Reuben's
Ter-Centenary was among one of the continental
celebrations, and drew many votaries of the fine
arts to Antwerp .
The difficulties, which stood in the way of set-
tling the question of election of Pre-ident of
the United States, were happily adjusted by re-
ferring the decision to a Joint Commission, with
appeal to the Senate and House of Representa-
tives. The Commission ruled out many objeo-
tions and would hear no arguments, which course

excess of 1876, while the Wyoming and Lehigh re-
gions were inactive. Prices fell below the actual
cost of production and carriage, leaving no roy-
alty for the coal in the ground, which is usually
leased at 25 cents or 1/ stg. per ton. The Pha. and
Reading made an arrangement with their Bondhold-
ers to receive one half their interest for three years,
funding it in scrip bearing interest for five years,
then to be exchanged for debentures at holders' op-
tion. This was devised to allow them an opportu-
nity of paying off six million dollars or so, of float-
ing debt, and making their way. The New Jersey
,Central being placed in a Receiver's hands was a
heavy blow to coal investments, which have been
justly favorite stocks, and, under judicious manage-
ment, with returning prosperity should be so again.
Such Companies as the Delaware and Hudson Ca-
nal Company, in which many Bermudian families
are beneficially interested, have suffered materially
during the year, and cannot shew a healthy exhibit
for 1877. Still their management has been care-
fully judicious, though in the excitement of pro-
gress, they have made mistakes. The cred-it of
these coupa u ies has enabled them to meet their cur-
rent preferential charges which have not likely been
earned. Towards the end of December all the An-
thracite Companies saw the necessity of arriving at
an understanding as to production suited to de-
mand, leaving each company to make its own prica.
The former combination, which came to an end in
August, 1876, regulated price. At latest advices
the question of apportionment of production hadl uuot
been settled. If the managers of these companies
recognize the necessity of an agreement among
themselves, their respective stockholders must see
how vital this question is to their interests. 'The
present anthracite capacity of the United States is
about 30 millions of tons, the present demand does
not much exceed 20 millions tons. The anthracite
deposits are comparatively small and are of great
economic value, and it is therefore unsatisfactory
to see them wasted-by any present commercial pres-
sure. It is important to note that the substitution
of steel for iron rails makes a great -economy in
-(For c-.ni1iti,uion see Supplement.)

Hayes policy being rather in supporting the Demo-
eratit-i ticket. Bepul'li.:-ans who ecoulMl ut support the
Democrats would remain at home and thus tacitly
approve of the Prt-sid',nt's course. The fuundin'r of
the Public Debt of the United States at a lower
rate of interest, has not progressed so favourably as
was anticipated, owing to the Russo-Turkish war,
chiefly,- but a go.:.l beginning has been made in the
conversion. The syndicate found that sales of
floated loans were made below their price at the
Treasury, and soahe process could not meanwhile
be profitably continued. An Act is on the Statute
Book, providing for the r:suimption of specie pay-
imenft on Janumary I-t, 1870-by3- the St'-rc-tiry 'of
the Treasury hoarding up specie-for the purpose.
The question is beset with many difficulties. The
Bankers Convention in New York, whereat Sir
Francis Hincks read a valuable paler on Canadian
Banking and Finance-denmau'lo,. certain reforms
in Bank Taxation, in which General Sherman does
not seem to concur. It was proposed that somear-.
rangement should be perfected between the Banks
and the Treasury, touching the issue of Gold Bonds,
in redemption of issues of currency, and there is no
duil't that the National Banks would prove valu-
able auxiliaries in the consolidation of finance.
The inflationists, seeing that their schemes of free-
1:aulking and unredeemed paper money were doom-
ed, have taken hold of the double standard theory,
and purpose putting a value on silver beyond its
market price in gold. The mischief of such a sys.
tem is only too patent, and the Presi'lent has wise-
ly said that nothing shall in any way interfere with
the estailisled credit' of the country, which must
r':-t, as it was obtained, on a pure gold standard.
Thie prosecution of business on an artificial silver
vtanda.rd would be more mischievous than on an in-
flated paper currency, because with the masses it
would be more deceptive. The attention of the
Government has been called to the defective Private
Savings' Banks throughout the States many of
which have succumbed, under the heavy shrinkage
of public and private securities, and injudicious ad-
vances to customers. The scheme, which the Sec-
retary of the Treasury has proposed, is rather an
issue of small denomination bonds, than an adop-
tion of the English Postal Savings Bank system.
If nothing better can be done these bonds will offer

investment for a large proportion of industrial sav-
ings. No banking capital is free from the vicissi-
tudes of trade, and it was not therefore surprising
to find Savings Institutions becoming insolvent,
when trade continued so long and so firmly de-
pressed. The real difficulties attending economic
finance are experienced in a commercial crisis, when
savings are called for by the people, to replenish
their inadequate earnings, and at a time when it is
difficult, if not impossible, to realize. All things
considered Government security is the best that can
be afforded for the savings of the bulk of the peo-
ple. The issue-of false stock, as collaterals for ad-
vances, by Morton, the President of the West Phila-
delphia Passenger Railway, was an unwelcome
shock to the financial world of Philadelphia. -1877
will be remembered as a year when communistic
ideas seized on the railway employees and caused
them to seize the railways,.which were for about a
fortnight actually in their possession, to the deten-
tion of property, mails, and passengers. Consider-
ing the vast extent of the United States Railway
system, the small number of troops available, the
wonder is that such a formidable rising was so
soon suppressed. Its suppression is largely due to
the good sense of the American people, who, at once
understanding the situation, did not hesitate to take
a proper view of the whole matter. The riots began
on the 23rd July, and it was said they had been pre-
cipitated by over zealous co-operatives. The time
intended was towards the end of August, which
would have interfered with the transport of grain
and fall produce. ? The destruction of property and
plant at Pittsburgh, the riots in Chicago, it is un-
ne:.--s-arv to notice in detail. It was held that the
men had a perfect right to resist a reduction of
wages within the limits of the peace, but had no
right to intimidate others from going to work or
to destroy property and eudanuger the public secu-
rity. Tle Americanu Press wisely took this course
and gave lawlessness no quarter. The depressed
condition of the labour market was only too well
illustrated by the readiness with which the strikers
places were filled. Following on the Railway
strike came a serious strike of colliers in the Wyo-
ming and Lehigh coal regions, those in the Schuyl-
kill Region remaining at work. The depression in
the _'.; thracito Coal trade was a natural sequence of
the general stringency, the closing of iron works
alone largely reducing the consumption of coal.
The anthracite producers were driven, by the ne-
cessities of trade, to enlarge their works and in-
crease their avenues of distribution, the competition
between the rival companies causing too sudden an
expansion, but one which a study 6f industrial pro-
gress in America amply justified. The extension
of these works produced a large business in itself.
The almost cessation of immigration into the Uni-
ted States, and the large amount of unemployed
and ill remunerated labour proves how severe the
present commercial crisis has been. It has serious-
ly affected the trans-Atlantic trade, which in the
Autumn revived a little from improved grain
freights. The coal strikes ended in the latter part
of October, and work was resumed early in Novem-
ber. Towards midsummer, active mining commen-
ces in March, it was clearly seen that the stock
.of coal was accumulating and it was proposed to
stop mining operations for one month. But the
Pha. and Reading, producing nearly one half the
anthracite coal supply, objected unwisely, and the
consequence was a falling in price, the Reading
* Colleries producing more than a million of tons in


The Finish of the Berumiuda Hunt
Sand-lhills, Pagct, oun Thursday next.
instead of at Cavendi.-h, as previous]
also the run which was to have taken
week from near Smith's Parish Chur.
has been put off to Thursday, the 24
will be over the course above mu.tio:
seen on reference to the table of fixtu
.M. .... .. EET. ... ..
THUSDAY, ) Rdd 1
17th Jany. } Riddle's Bay ...... San
THURSDAY, Near Smith's Par- Pro
24th Jany. ish Church I
THURSDAY, Near Hamilton I Dr.
31st Jany. Parish Church J br
Frn i '-" } The Devil's Hole .. Mo'
8th Fey.)
14th Feby. }Somerset Bridge I
19th Feby. R. B. Y. Club......Dr

idge's, B. Bay.
unt Langton.
he Sphynx,"

On Saturday and Monday, 19th and 21st instant, wea-
ther permitting, the Pioneer will leave the CLUB STEPS,
Hamilton. at 7 p.m. ; and a Steam Launch, the PUBLIC
WHARF, Somerset, at 7-20, returning after the Per-

THE GREEN HOWARD'S (Princess of Wales's Own
Regiment) gave their first performance in Bermuda on
Thursday evening the 10th instant. There was a very
full house, Colonel Deane and all the officers and ladies
of the regiment being present. The program was
gone through most successfully, nearly every piece
being vociferously encored. We wish the "Princess
of Wales's Own" every success in their future perfor-
mances, for after the'pleasant evening spent on Thurs-
day, we feel sure that we may safely trust the catering
for the public amusement to the management of
Captain Hunt, Quartermaster Hedengham, and Lieut.
Bowles whose able management on this occasion tend-
ed so much to the evening's amusement. Mrs. Hunt
very kindly played the accompanyments and consider-
ably assisted towards the pleasure of the evening.

On Thursday evening, the "Spar Yard Theatre,"
Ireland Island, was crammed to excess, to witness the
Dramatic Entertainment," by the Amateurs of H. M.
S. Bellerophon. In spite of the very unfavorable
weather, several very eminent personages were present,
including the gallant Admiral and his Family, Capts.
Somerset, Fisher, Harris and Lloyd, in fact the elite of
the Navy, and a good sprinkling of the Army; and
notwithstanding the rain, which fell almost incessantly,
they seemed determined to spend an enjoyable evening.
At 8 o'clock precisely, the curtain rose. on the Beauti-
ful Drama by Buckstone' entitled The Dream at
Sea." It is needless to enter upon a description of the
particular role enacted by each, though we must not omit
the acting of Mr. Gribble as Launce Lynwood," Mr.
Hogg as "Black Rlph" and Mr. Bailey as "Biddy
Nutts." Mr. O'Neill was very happy in his part of
"Alley Croaeker," which he acted to perfection. Mas-
ter Cook made a very winsome impersonation of Anne
Trevanian, and Master Weymouth made a very fair
"Margaret." Indeed it was easy to see how completely
each one had mastered his part, and what is more im-
portant, 'the way in which to perform it. It is no ro-
mance to say the piece was splendidly performed from
beginning to end, and may say that they fairly earned
the applause so liberally bestowed, by a highly appre-
ciative audience. At the conclusion of the first piece
the band of H. M. S. Bellerophon discoursed sweet mu-
sic, under the direction of Herr Ludecke, and formed
an agreeable interlude, which was followed by the
Screaming Farce, A most Unwarrantable Intrusion."
In this piece we recognized some of the old talent in
the two characters., "Intruder" (Mr. G. Bailey) and
"Nat Snoozle" (Mr. N. Horton), and the roars of
laughter which greeted their efforts, plainly proved
their ability of keeping the house in the best humour
for the half hour they w re on the stage.
It may he rempmmnel-r iok wm, -p 1,-f Ziitl i-
phon's Amateurs nppiear.M for the first time in the
"Steeple-Chase" and "' Bombastes Furioso" and prov-
ed themselves decidedly competent, and we trust this
is not their last attempt, as we are always pleased to
find such a pleasant way to spend an even ing in mono-
tonous Bermuda.

It is always a source of pleasure to us to be able to
record the well doing of Bermudians abroad. In the
Daily Derrick, a paper published in the Town of Brad-
ford, Penn., we find the following remarks on the rapid
growth of the town and its fathre prospects. The Edit-
or, in speaking of the Water Works, says:-" One of
the institutions of the town to which the citizens point
with pride, is the 'town water works,' which were com-
menced by a Chartered Company in January 1877," and
of which we notice Mr. F. A. Hyland (whip left Bermuda
about two years ago,) is the Secretary and Superintend-
ant. The Editor, after giving statistical and other in-
formation of the Works, adds, Under the efficient
management of the gentlemanly superintendent, Mr.
Hyland, the water works have rapidly grown into popu-
lar favor and are a credit to the town."
Bradford is a town in the oil region of Pennsylvania
and we notice it has 1142 wells in operation, and from
the advertisements which fill the pages of the Derrick,
we should judge it to be a thriving place.
We wish Mr. Hyland every prosperity in- his new
home, and hope to hear some day, that he, like many
others, has "struck ile" in earnest.

For the Royal Gazette,
K at Q 3rd K at K 4th
B at K 6th Ps at K R 4th and 5th,
Kt at Q 5th Q 2nd and Q Kt 4th f
Ps at K B 3rd, Q 6th,
QB5th & QKt 4th J
White to play and mate in three moves.

8P Towards the conclusion of The Incidents of
1877" in our present issue, is contained, an interesting
reference to affairs in Barbados.

For the Royal Gazette.
MR. EDITOR.-About noon of the 28th ultimo, while
on my way to the fishing grounds on the North Side,
my at mention was directed to a rectangular something
buoyantly driven by the wind whethersoever it listed.
On reaching the said drift, I found it to be a galvan-
ized iron box, dimentions 3 ft. x 2 ft. 6 x 5 in. ap-
parently airtight with a brass screw stopper, 5 inches
in diameter. On opening this said box I found it to
contain a milky white liquid, whose destructive pro-
perties none seem willing to test in this age of Nitro-
glycerine notoriety.
The attention of the curious is most respectfully
solicited, especially those whose chemical or phar-
maceutical erudition and means of testing, are equal to
making out this "unknown Sail."
Near Devonshire Dock.
12th January, 1878.
r .

-Since the establishment of Gas, the year 1876 shewed
the greatest falling off, the decrease in consumption
varying according to locality from ten to thirty per
cent. In 1877 this decrease stopped and in some
cases a small increase took place. The consumption
of 1877 will slightly exceed that of 1876 in all places
East of the Mississippi River, while Westward of the
Mississippi the increase is considerable. The con-
sumption of Gas is a good evidence of industrial acti-
vity, and social indulgences, so that the experiences of
1876 and 1877 may be readily und.?rstiood.

Rufus B. Bullock, formerly Governor of the
State of Georgia, is on trial in the Superior Court of
,Conula Atlanta, Ga., on charges brought by the
Attorney General, of being a cheat, a swindler and
a felon. This is the first time in the history of
the United States that a Governor has been brought
before the bar of justice on such serious charges,

LONDON, Jan. 3.-The Standard announces
official form that the Queen will not open Parl
ment in person.
The Standard says the public will scarcely
Surprised to learn that the Government is una
to coincide In the opinion that no material cha
has occurred in the situation. England can
with due regard to our interests accept the positi
claimed by Russia that terms of peace are a mat
for settlement between the latter aud Turkey, sa
ject only to ratification by Europe. If this cla
is allowed we may- be debarred from interfering
defence of our legitimate interests, except and
Very serious disadvantages.
Austrian subjects in Roumania, liable to militia
service, are ordered to return home within 10 da
ERZEROUir, Jany. 3.-Russia'ns continue cone
treating troop on the plains of Erzeroum. T
movements on the Deve. Boytn heights are visit
from the Turkish fortifications. Four Russian i
fantry battalions and a regiment of dragoons occ
pied the village of Osein, near the road to Trebi
ond. Every preparation is made here for a lo
siege. .
PARIS, Jany. 3.-_Le .onifeuir states that Gener
Borel contemplates resigning the Ministry of rw
and intends proposing General Berthaud as h
successor. General Borel would then become Go
ernor of Paris vice General L'Admirault.
It is stated that M. Faye has been definitely a
pointed Director General of the Paris Observator
It is rumored before the meeting oi the Chnmb
that Waddington may become Minister of Pub
Instruction, and Cardeaux Minister of Justi
Dufuare taking Ministry of Foreign affairs.
VIENNA, Jany. 3.-A special to the Pnlillcal C
respondenz from Bucharest states that a short tin
ago the Turks attempted to open confidential n
gotiations with the Russian headquarters for
armistice. The attempt was unsuccessful as t
Russians consider that they ought to receive b
equivalent. for the advantages the Porte would d
rive from being able to organize its forces duiir
the armistice,
CONSTANTINOPLE, Jany. 3.-Suleiman Pasha tel
graphs that the army from Kamarte arrived safe
at Slatisea. Baker Pasha, with six battalions ai
four guns, covered its retreat, sustaining through
Tuesday, attacks from thirty battalions of Russia
with ten guns, on whom he inflicted heavy lo
Baker Pasha lost six hundred in killed.
From letters written the 28th December by La
Strangford, who is superintending the hospitals
Sofia, the Turks had at that time determined not
attempt to hold the place. Lady Strangford, writ
that she will remain and, she believes, be able to ce
tinue her duties without interruption or annoyan
The Turkish nurses have agreed to stay. It w
feared that there would be disordefin tow
but the Turks got away quietly and there was n
the slightest panic. The p.wn will be taken wit
out resistance. This oerncdes with the informa
-cm fr-"m the TurkishFside. All garrisons in expos
positions beyond Sofia have been gradually wit
drawn and concentrated at Ihktoman.
The Khedive of Egypt, yesterday/, present
Stanley -with the decoration of Grand Officer of t
Medjidie as an appreciation of his services.
banquet on Wednesday night to Stanley was givi
by the Cairo Geographical Society.
LONDON, Jan. 3.-John Dixon says he propose
to tow Cleopatras Needle to Englanld from Fcrr
Spain, about the 10th inst. The litigation as
salvage has been arranged.
The Earl of Carnarvon's conciliatory speech ve
terday-to the deputation of South African me:
chants,; will be generally accepted -s determining
in the affirmative the question whether Englan
will consent to the principle of separate negotiation
between Russia and Turkey. .All the other sign
stories of the Treaty of Paris have admitted 11
claim of Russia to begin and carry on separa
negotiations, but reserve their rights as co-oignato
ries of that treaty and for protection of their ow
interests, to participate in the final settlement.

&^ A Supplement of Five
Sljumns accompanies this issue of t1
GAZETTE. IL contains (continued fro
the 3rd column second page of this GAZETTE) ti
conclusion of "The Incidents of 1877,"
A communication from "a Resident,"
"Turkey to the Powers,"
&c., &c.

DIED, at his residence in the Town of Hamiltoi <
the morning of the llth instant, after a lingering il
ness, THOMAS COKE HIGGS, Esqr., M.D., aged
Dr. Higgs, who was a native of St. George's, w!
sent to School in England at an early age, and after
wards received his' professional education at Guy
Hospital, London, .whence he passed the Colle
of Surgeons and graduated as M.D. On his return
Bermuda, upwards of twenty-five years ago, he bean
a resident of this Town, where he continued the prac
twice of his profession up to a few days before his death
The appointment of Health Officer for the WVest En<
which he held since 1S64, becomes vacant by kis deati
His cheerful disposition abroad and soothing kindne:
in the sick-room, added to his acknowledged skill an
perseverance whenever called uponi, did not fail to mal
him favourably and extensively known i hroughou t o
Island', and although many have noticed and leplpre
his failing health for two years or upwards, they calm
help feeling still at the last deep anguish at the loss
one who has aided and sympathised with them in mai
trials. .

........., at Port of Spain, Triaidad, on the 7th No,
1877, ARTHUR BARTRAM, youngest son of George a
Jane Keturah Spiers. .
........., at Port of Spail Trinidad, on Iturday t
8th Decr., 1877, JANE KETURAH, the wife of Geor,
Spiers, and daughter of the late James D. Wainwrigl
Esqr., of Bermuda. ,_
.........., Sandy's Parish on the 9th instant, after
short but very painful illness, ELIZA JANE, wife
William J. Tucker, naed 35 years; leaving' i husband
5 chil'lren and numerous relatives to mou#i' lhr 1
-(Coina.) -Ot/7." r 1 "(1.i please cotp.
We learn that on the 2-th ultimo the unfortuna
ceased, whilst engaged in some domestic
room adjoining one ip which were her cl ~en; di
covered that the bed they were in was- n fire; s
rushed in, pulled the mosquito net, which was in
blaze, down, and threw it on the floor. Slhe then caug
up her children aud brought them out, but not befc
the fire had comniunicajed to her own wearing appear
Finding she could no xtinguish the flames, shejflm
ed into a tub of water and put the "fire out,
before she was moekingly burnt up to her wa
Medical aid was/soon obtained, and every m&iadd
ted to assuage hier sufferings butwithout a\7nI.,n d
eventually succumbed, not, however, till she had I
matninurely given birth to a child. The children ba
seems, beeif playing with matches, and had set fir
the bed. A,1'hey were not much b*nt.

-:11 1.- -L J11-

will be at -
the 17th inst., H. M. S. .irins, Captain G. L. Sullivan, v
ly announced; the English Mail of the 25th ultimo, arrived on
place this 'lay turday last from Halifax.
ch to Prospect, This mail was taken out to Halifax by
4th instant; it Steamer Nova Scotian, which arrived at that pl
lied, as- may bei on the 4th instant.
ires below: We are indebted to friends for files of Hal
FINISHR. papers of the 5th instant. -
id-hills, Paget. FROM EUROPE.-The papers by H. M. ,8. Si,
furnish us with but a few hours later intellige
spect. than pur New York papers of the afternoon of
3rd finished brought by the Canima. Subjoine
T. A. Outer- the latest :-


Public A auction,
To-Morrow, Wednesday,
S11th inst., At 12 o'clock,
I W I t S 1E L,
B LS. Extra Family FLOUR
SBls. Superior Rye_ .' DO.
B1s. Choice Yellow Corn MEAL
Superior BUTTER Boxes CHEESE
Bls., Half & Qr. and Kits MACKEREL:
Qrtr. Barrels Choice SALMON
Tins PEACHES, 3 lbs. each
Tins OYSTERS, '1 lb. each
Al:nmantine and Tallow CANDLES
* Laundry and Toilet SOAPS
Sal SODA in small quantities
4 Sets Single Carriago HARNESS .
Bls. Kerosene OIL Some Dry GOODS
A Small lot of FURNITURE
A Superior Sewing MACHINE


2 oung .ows
In Calf,
With a lot of other goods too numerous to
, mention, blit which will appear at the sale.:
]Hamiltoh, January 15, 1878. ,
N.B.-If the weather be unfair to-morrow
the Sale will take place on Thursday or first
fair 4ay after.- J. H.

,,B Y


The uindersigted has been instruct-
ed to sell,
At 12 o'clock, Noon, -

S 18thInstant,

T!e vt. .i0'lt ed .tfalim,
Chaplain to the Forces, at St. George's,
And who is about, to leave these Islands,

Consisting of :-
ARTICLES suitable for DRAW-
S&c., &c.,

diMost of which are in a most excellent con-
The Property of the Soldier's in-
,: : stitute,
Whih- consists of
1 Bagatelle Board, Lamps, Tables,
Forms &o &c.

St. George's, January 14, 1878.

1 Notice.

ALI Persons having CJLAIMS against AN-
T HONY BURG KSS HILL, late of Hamin
ilton Parish, deceased, will present the same to
the Subscribers on or before the first day of April
plxt, and all Persons I-NDIEITED to the Es-
tate, will gilase make Payment by that time.
S: ecutors.
January 14, 1878.

Young and Old.
January 14th, 178.

-Landscape and Practical

MR. GEORGE SIMMms, Reid St., Hamilton.

Pruning and Propagation of Fruit Trees,
Flower Plants and Shrubsi a speciality. :
SEarly application should be made for the
jrmuning Grape Vines.
New Grounds laid out. or old remodelled.
References as to ability may be made to
James 11. Thies, Esq., the Mayor of St. Georges,
J. M. Hayward, Esq., or to Or. Lough, Jlamil-
ton. -
Jany. 7, 1878.-lm 3p
o- Wednesday,19th instant, the ceremony of
conferring the degree Of B.A, of Durham University
oa four Students of Codringlon -College was per-
formed in the College Hall, the degree being con-
ferred by the Bishop, as Visitor of the College
This-is the first admission of students of theCollege.
to tlV B.A. degree of Durham, in consequence; of
s the affiliation of the College to the English Univer-
sity.'.-Barbados, West Indian, Dec. 28. .
4 .000 immigrants from Calcutta had arrived and
werexpected at Guadaloupe during the present
'month of January. 10,000 casks more sugar had
been exported to 81st October, 1877, than during
the previous year up to same period. l
J. B. Cameron, Esqr., K.D., who for 29 years filled
the post of General Superintendent of the Royal
Mail Steam Packet Company at the Island of St.
Thomas, died in England on the 7th December.
S ,e old receiving ship at Port Royal, Jamaica, the
A boukir, hav-ing beendisposed of at auction for the
pum of J1721 to Mr. G. A. Lyons of Spanish Town,
who, it is said, intends, after taking-out her mac-
hinery, to0 ooerth-er intoa Floating Hotel,

Marshal's Sale.

In consequence of rainy Weather on
The Sale of Goods,
Advertised for that day,
17th instant,
On which Day we will Sell,
At 12 o'clock,
10 BLS. Western REDS
15 Bls- Choice' Table POTATOES
15 Drums CODFISH
25 Dozen Tins Roast BEEF
10 Kegs and Tubs BUTTER
20 Tins Boneless CODFISH
5 Half Chests TEA 10 Casks VINEGAR
6 Boxes CHEESE
50 Sugar-cured HAMS, good quality
Alluminnm WATCHES,
1 German Student's LAMPS
Straw and Felt HATS Wire Dish COVERS
12 Nests Camp KETTLES-
S 1 all
With Spars, Sails, Ballast and Moorings,
1 Young Black

2 Sewing MACHINES .
amlton, January 14, 18Auctioneers.
Hamilton, January 14, 1878.

0 *T wo Q0
+ -

One will calve about 14ih May, the other about
24th April.
One charming little
, Ftted for single or pair, with Lamps and Whip
Built by i)iAWoLF, ofllalifax PRICE 32.
C larence Hill.
January 13, 1878.-

Attached to a chain,
On the road between Mount Langton and Ce-
dar Avenue, or, on the foot-path leading be-
hind Pembroke Church to Mt. Langton Marsh.
The finder bringing the same to the "Gazette
Office" will be rewarded.
Jany. 14, 1878.

Card of Thanks.
CAPT. GRAY of the British Steamer "Fitz-
Sroy," desires to express his very great
R.N., A.D.C., Naval Superintendent, for the
prompt and valuable assistance rendered to
him while at this Port with his vessel in
Hamilton, Jany. 14, 1878.


T H E Undersigned respectfully
notifies Shippers that he will receive and
forward consignments of

To Messrs. MIDDLETON & Co., and Messrs,
DARK ELL & Co., New York, by every opportu.
nity throughout the Season.
Prompt Sales and Returns fur.
26 Front Street.
Jany. 14, 1878.-3

AT a Meeting held at the Odd Fellows HIall
(Hamilton, on 8th inst., by the Members of
following -were Elected to serve as Officers for
the ensuing term (three years.)
.- Mi CHRISTOPHER SEON, President,
M. GEORGEz J. BASS ETT, Vice.President,
MR.. JOHN STowE, Treasurer,.
Mr. FREDK. J. SWAN, Secretary,
MR. 11ENRY SWAN, Visiting Officer.
COMMITTEE-Theophilous E. Bean, John S.
Bassett, Richard T', smith and Henry Trott.
Hamilton, Jany. 10th, 1878.

"The Government prosecuted Messrs. DuBoulay
Goodman & Co., for having kept an overstock of
6WYgallons of Kerosine oil in their Store, and the
case came on -for hearing before Mr. Special Justice
Maclean, on Wednesday last. The seizure was up-
held, the overstock declared forfeited to the Govern-
ment, and the Defendants condemned to pay a fine
10 and the costs."-Communicated to Bermuda
Royal Gazette,

T' E S OL.D,
I l3p ^ \bM it -ictto" I
At 12 o'clock,

The 30th January, Instant,
Un dcr and by/Yirtue of Sit.aidaw Writs of Exe-
cution issued from the Coirt of General
Assize ag;ii;.si RICHARD THOMAs POxN-
TON otherwise called RICHARD
Personal Effects,
: VIz:- iz .

Sby Andrew J. Morse & Son., Bos-'
ton, Mass.
1 Diving BASKET 1 Wooden or. Iron GIN
4 Old Diving DRESSES
2 Sets Diving LEADS
About 60 Fathoms of Towing ROPE -
About 100 lbs, Old JUNK
And 1 Iron WRENCH
Pro. Mar. Gend.

12th Jany. 1878.

Pembroke Parish.
T)ERSONS who have lately'acquired REAL
-L ESTATE in Pembrok Parish, :will please
produce their DEEDS or WILLS (as the case
may be) at a Meeting of the Parish Vestry to
be held at the
Town Hall, Hamilton,
To-morrow, Wednesday,
At Ten o'clock,
In order that they may be Assessed for the-
same. If more convenient, they may be left
with the Undersigned for the purpose.
Parish Vestry Clerk.
Pembroke Parish, Jany. 15, 1878.-1

January 9th, 1878.
911HE BOOK OF ESTIMATE of Real and
Personal Property, liable by Law to Tax-
ation, has been Revised by the Vestry, and will
all Concerned until the 17th instant, at the
Residence of the Undersigned.
1 Parish Vestry Clerk.

14th January, 1878.
Personal Property has. been revised by
the Vestry and will remain OPEN FOR THE
INSPECTION of all Persons concerned, at my I
residence until SA TURDA Y, the 19th Instant.
Persons having lately acquired Property by
Deed or otherwise will please produce them to
me on or before the above date.
Parish Vestry Clerk. ,

T he Genuine 'eneriffe

For 1878.
riilE UNDERSIGN RD expects to receive in
1 SEPTEMBER N EXT, a Supply of RED
And would recommend all those who have not
yet engaged, to come forward and secure
I some of the Genuiae Article.
Hamilton, Jany. 1st, 1878,-4 3p.


A Few Barrels New

York "Garnet

Seed Potatoes,
Nicely Sprung, in excellent order for Planting.
Jany. I, 1878.-2 3p
Gazette only.

TrWO LOCKETS, found at
, T MOUNT LANeTON after the departure of
the Company on the Evening of Friday 4th
lunstant, have been left at the Gazette O.fice to
be Claimed.

For Turks' Islands,
And Return Direct.

The Clipper Schooner
J. W. Peasley,
Captain BARKER,

On Saturday next,

The 19th Instant.
For FREIGHT or PASSAGE either way,
Apply to
Front street, 1amilton, ,
-1 Th... r f-' i q 7 A



'A N D -' L ~ I -E A R *

E. ,terfaiiment, a .
Will be given by the Young People of the -
Wesleyan Church, Hamilbon.fco : -$.,-
Next, 17th instant., -
Programme will consist: of
Interspersed with RECITATIONS, DIA-
The patronage of the Public is respectfully
solicited. -
A pleasant evening may be expected.
ADIMISsION-Adults Is.; Children halfprice
-to be received at the door. 7
Doors open at 7 o'clock. Entertainment to .
commence at 7'30, .

Hamilton, Jany. 14th, 1878. .

tIftatre Mo aI

A Vocal and Instruen tal

By the Band of the 46th Regt.,
Will take place on the
24th, 25th & 26th inst.,

I When the
'. ane Ann intIrels,)
To arrive by Canima" on the 21st inst., will-
appear for the first time in Ierinmuda.
Particuriirs iinlkext isste of Royal Gazette."
Prospect, Jany. r4th, 1878.


To Farmers and Shippers of

Bermuda Produce.
The Undersigned Solicits Consignments to
imsssms. A., lienneAt &. Co.,
156 West Street, New York,
Throughout the coming Crop Season.
The usual care and attention will be observed
in receiving and forwarding Shipments. Sales

Hamilton, 15th Jany., 1878,

L-3' Liberal Prices will be paid for Produce
throughout the Season S S. I.
Hamilton 15th Jany., 1878.-6 3p.
Gazette only.



Per Canima."'
43 O 0 Z A0MMZ
FR O.wI Le OZ- D .0M
SOAPS PERFUMtL'S, S) &c., &c.
Nos. 10 & 12 Queen Street.
January 15, 1878.-I1 -
Gazette, only.

Dunscomb & Frith,
To Consigners of
To abbve address I bleg to offer my services in
facilitating Shipments, &c. &c

January 14th, 1878.-6



T HE Undersigned Expect from
Ti -Nova Scotia, a Small Cargd of

I Onion Boxes,
Which wil be offered on the Wharf at 6Qd each
in Lots not less than 100.
Tomato Box MATERIALalsio Expected.
NAILS now on hand.'
Hamilton, Bermuda,
Sth Jany., 1878.-2 3p.

Genuine Teneriffe Onion
For 1878.
or H E Undersigned have made,arrangements
for obtaining a quantity of the genuine
Red and White Teneriffe
O n i o n S eed,
For the Season of 1878,
And have a List open for enrolling Names for
the Engagement of it.
Early Applict i >ns are requested.
Hamilton, Deceqber 11, 877.-6 3p.

Rare Treat !

Hamilton, 14th January, 1878.

Bermudian please copy once.

Notice to Parishioners.

S GEORGE 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 Pursons ai-d liereby speci-
ally notified that no Registration or Transaer
will be made until the proper Documents are
laid before the Vestrv. ,
By order of the Parish Vestry, r
ParishVestry Clerk.
St. George's, 5th Jany., 1878,--23p, :.r C "

L-ime Lime !! Lime !



* Iurnt entirely with Wood,
FOR SAL E by the Undersigned.
Smith's Parish.

Ist Jany., 1878.-1m 3p
All Orders-left at the Stores'of Messrs. J.-T.
DARRELL & Co., will be attended to.-

Garnet Seed Potatoes,
In prime Condition for Planting,


January, 1878.

Unclaia tedLetters.
Waller A s Atwood, J W Adkik Thos_ Adams, W
Belvin, Robert Baldwin, John Beek, Mr Berg, Mary
Frances Butterfield, Eleanor Bean, Mary Jane Bell,
A A B Bohn, (care of Robert Peniston,} Rich J Been,
James Bulterfield, Bernhard Carlsson, Antonio Cab-
ral, Rosa do,Cerv.Airo Concia,,' Sophia Darrell, Rd
Those Dill, George, W Daymon, Fraser -Des hield,
Thos Dickinson, (Boathiin,) Lucinda Frith, Either
E French, tamuel Frith, Manuel de Soma Gonsal.
vos, Elizabeth J Harford, Florontius Harriott, Mary
Hinson, Sarah James, Christopher Jemmrntt, -Estate
of Christopher Junes, Alpheus Jod,i Alex Jones,
Mrs John \ Kendle, Emma L4awrence, C Lott.
more, Mrs James Lewis, James MacFarlane, B P
Masters, Alexander Marks, Philip A Moor, Mrs E A
Newman, Thos H Outerbridge, John Pters, Jos M
Place, 'hos I Pitt Julianna Pearinan, Thos S Reid,
Wm T Raynor, Ohas H SpeayfSolomon J Sim-
rmons, Patrick Swan, Miss E Simmions, Rich Smith,
Christian Scr.oon, rs Rich Stovell, Joa SmSith,
[ Julia '3mith, Wm A Saarles J, 0C Seailoes, Mrs Mlaiy
Swan, Ben Silva, John Virgin, W Baddam %hoe-
tham, Rich Wilkir.son, Miss A. Wright, Charl's
Williams, Mrs ,Jos,R H Wollman, Luc'?y White,
Lewis A.Yorke. :
PoMt Office, Hanilllo, Jan,14, 1878.
FICE, ST. GEORGE, 14th Jan., 1-878 :,
Nathaniel Gardner, Mrs RIB Hlggs. Eliza Loran,
Miss E M1urray, A J Richardson, L S Ross, Sanl J
Richlrdson, Georgianna Sptneer, Silva Gilmeth,
John A Snyder, John T Smith, Susan A Smith,
. Graham Smith, Samitel Tucker, William Walps.







Jany. 10, 15,01 v

Army Contracts!

C ommissariat Office,
, : HAMILTON, Bermuda, 14th January, 1878.
N addition to :the Tenders advertised to be
received on WEDNESDAY", the 23rd inst.,
at the -saime time receive Tenders for ,
When :required, for the' :
Forms of Tender can be obtained as. stf ted
in Advertisement dated 7th January, 1878.
A. C. G.,
1 P District Commissary General.
S G.. Gi.etlle only. .

S 14th JRinutary, 1878.
TENDERS will be received at the

The 21st instant,
From Persons desirous of Tendering for any
of the undermentioned Work, viz.:-
1.-Darrells Island. '
Building a WHARF on Southern part of
he Island about 25 x 20 feet .-.
Also, for Coloring Walls and Limewashing
Roof and inside, of Qu4rantine Hospital and
outbuildings ,
2.-Light House, Gibbs'
H ill. -. .
Colouring Walls of Keepers' Quarters and
iimewashing Roof and Rooms inside,
Also, for Colouring Walls and Liuiewashing
Ceepers' Waiting: Rooms and Stpre- Room
inside. -
Providing and Fixing -6 Cedar Sashes and
nd Frames to Light House Tower.
The Contractor to find all Materials, which
,re to be of the best quality of their several
:inds. -.. ..
The COLONIAL SURVEYOR does not binid him-
elf to accept the lowest or any other Tender.
Plans and Specifications and all further in-
ormation can be obtained on application at
P. NE ,SS, o
: Colonial Surveyor.



An innings each at St George's on Wednesday 2nd
Mjior (Openshaw played a fine innings of 57 (not out
fitr'fla n19th. Mr. Bowles and Hudson also batted wel
and Knowles was on the spot with the ball. Baldwin
bowled well for the 46th, taking five wickets. The:
only played ten men, being unfortunately deprived o
their srvie of 0110on of their best bowlors who was mi
able to come over owing to the bad weather. Score :-
Lt.-Col. P. D. Vigors, b Sulvan....... ..............
Private Hudson. Ibw Sullivan.,...,...................****
Major Openshaw, not out................*....................5
Private Go(rn'an, S Baldwin.................... ..............*
Mr. R. Pha)re. c Hart. b Baldwin..........................
Private Goodacre. b Baldwin....... ......................
iMr. J. IH. den.lbw b Baldwin .............................
Private Knowles. A Baldwin...........................
Private Wilson, lbw b Hollway.. ............ ...........
Mr. H. Bowles. b Hart..............................1
Sergt. Hardwick, run out........................1....... 1
Byes 9. Leg-byes 2. Wides 7. No balls ......1
Total of innings...12
Mr. J. M. R. Eden. F Knowles ...................*
Private Clarke, .F Knowles..................................
Mr. B. S. Irelatd. bF Knowles.... ....... ....
Private Baldwin. 71 Knowls..............................-
*iMr. K. H. St.G. Youne,/h Knowles................
Mr. E. J. lloilway; c Knowles. b Wilson.................
Seret. Murray, lbw b Knowles.........................
Private Sullivan, not out.............. ........ *.....
Sergt. Hart, c Hardwick, b Wilson...........
Private Maley, c Openshaw, 6 Wilson......,..........
A. N. Other, absent.................................*--
Byes......................... .....................
Total ofinnings...2
This watch was played at Smith's on the 27th of Iai
month. The Athleties" of Smithli's, against ti
'" Athletes" ,of St. David's. The weather was all tha
could be de hired for cricket. The Athletics" made
pretty fair inning of 58; but were quickly disposed o
for 14. owing chiefly to Mr. William's fast bowling
Subjoined is the score.
S L : .... .. n A L I

1st Innings.
Eug. Zuill. b Iayward
H. Peniston, c Brangman, b Ro-
T. Davis, b Roberts
i. Smith, run out
J. Pemn'ston. b Hayward
R. Pearman. c Patty, b Roberts
1. Williams, c Brangman, b Ro-
T. Hollis, c and b Hayward
H. Eve, b Hayward
E. Zuill, c and b Hayward.
W. Smith, not out

1st Innings.
C. Hayward, b Williams
A. Patty, b do.
W. T. Roberts, c Hollis, b do.
G. Burcher b Peniston
NI. M'Callan, b Williams
J. Lamb, thrown out by Davis
T. Hayward, b Peniston
S. Bra'ngman, c Zuill, b Williams
H. Kerrisk, not out
J. Fox, c Eve, b Peniston
T. Fox, b Peniston

S 2nd Innings.
8 b Roberts

2 b Haywa
5 run out
0 e M'Cal
14 b Haywa
0 not out
3 b Robert
1 c Lamb,
4 c Burche
4 b Robert
4 b Robert
18 Extra


HE Co-partnership heretofore
existing under the firm-name of S. S.
INGIIAM & CO., is this day dissolved by mu-
tual consent. -
Either Partner is authurised to sign in liquida-
All Accounts remiiiing unpaid on 31st
March, 1878, (excepting such as have been con-
tracted under special arrangement) will be p! -
ced in legal hands for collection.
SHimilton, 31st December, 1877.

THE Business of the late firm will be con-
tinued by the undersigned in his own name,.
until further notice.
Hamilton, 1st January, 1878.-a3


- hereby gives Notice that
0 The PAIKI in this Town
*e To the Public from This Date. i
at It is hoped that those who avail themselves of
of its use will be careful not to, or in any
g. way interfere with, the Trees, Shrubs,-Fleow-
ers, &c.
3 mayor.

rd 2 nnilton, January 1st, 1878.
lan, b
ird 7
1 i .@ ant, AoN
r, blo- IE JIMIF i
s 9
is 5 Turtle Grove, Dartmouth. 136 & 8
Total 48 Sonl AgeTntfr. ome..m..

2nd Innings.
0 b Peniston 0
0 not out 4
0 b Williams 1
2 b do. 4
6 c Hollis, B. Pen-
iston 2
0 c Eve, b Penis-
ton 3
1 b Penislon 2
0 b do. 2
0 b Williams 0
0 c Davis, b Pen-
iston 0
0 b Williams 2
5 Extras 6

Total 14 Total 26
This match took place the following day at Rich-
mond, between the Athletics" and Bermuda" which
resulted in an easy victory for the former. The wea-
ther was very unpleasant, being rainy the best part of
the day. The "Athlectics" won the toss and went to
wicket and made a good stand for 90. of which the
Messrs. Eve contributed exactly half. The "Bermu-
& a" made a very poor show only putting together 17-
owing to the splendid bowling of Mr. Peniston.

Eug. Zuill, b Gray............. . . 1
T. Davis, b Masters...... ...... .............. 0
H. Eve, e Hunt, b Misick....................21
J. Peniston, c Gilbert, b Masters.............. 8
T. Hollis, c & b Misick........................ 6
R. Smith, b Masters.......................... 4
H. S. Eve, not ont-............. .... .. ....24
3. Williams,-st Hunt, b Misick.... .... .. ... 5
W. Smith, b Masters......................... 0
E. Zuil, bMasters........................... 0
I. Pearman, run out...................... 3
Extras 18
Total 90
W. Masters, c Peniston, b Williams.. ....... 1
B. Gray b Penisto......................... 0
F. Misick, b Peniston .................... ...... 1
T. Hunt, b Williams.................. .... 6
S. Gilbert, b Peniston........... ............ 4
B. Watlington, c Hollis, b Peniston............ 0
R. Hunt, b Peniston.......................... 2
J. Watlington, c Hollis, b Peniston............ 0
A.'Gilbert, b Peniston...... ...... .......... 0
W. Bluck, not out....................... .. 1
H. Grantham, b Williams ......... ........... 0
Extras 2
Total 17

Carrying the United States Mail
from New York
NEVADA sails Jany. 15, at 2 p.m.,
t LA 10o sails Jany. 2), at 8 a.m.
WYOMING sails Jany, 29, at 2 p.m.
WISCONIN sails Feby. 5, at 7 a. m
MONTANA sails Feby. 12, at Noon.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Slen -
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on an m ai eck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect entilation and light.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Caimma" from Ber-
juda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on 1Mondays, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
isug next day
29 Broadway, New Yorl:.
New York, Jany. 3rd, 1878.


08 Duke St., Halifax;

St. George's.
(fiC A Large Stock (llhds & Brls.,) ALK
and PORTER on hand and just received per
Steamer Beta."
December 31, 1877.-Im


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

Wanted a Cook,
For the Officers' Mess, Casemates Barracks,
Ireland Island.
Wages--2 a Month.
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.


T'he Undersigned
;A OULI) respectfully notify his friends and
S Patrons that after January 1st, 1878, all
rtpain ig done at his Establishinont [must be
paid fur on deliveryy .
.. Respectfully. *
Hamilton, Deer. 31, 1877.-4

jI Boots & Shoes,'
Jllso S L PPELRS in great variety
LAMP5 of the latest improvement,
Five Doors West of 1" Gazette" Office,
In James Richardson's Store.
Hamilton, Nov. 20, 1877.


DANIEL G. LANE Proprietor.,

Branch Establishment, St. George.

TiHE 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 af 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, I 76.

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

North of Trinity Church,

For Rent,
That desirable Property in Paget
b rIEnbrvuirt,
At present occupied by MAJOR WILKINSON,
D.C.G., Possession given 1st January next.

Apply to

11 amil ton,

November 3, 1877.

For Rent,

Rose e Cottage,
Completely furnished, with Out-
houses, Stables and Coach I louse, convenient-
ly situated and being in the Township of ~t.
Georges, i its own ground.
Immediate possession given.
Apply to.

St. Ge e, 12th November, 1877.

Ior Rent,
The Comfortable and Pleasantly

In the Town of Ilamilton, now occupied by
Mr. N. 0. )UltHAIVM.
Possession given 5th January 1878.
Apply to
At the Paiint .hop,
Next Cor. of Queen and Reid Street.
lliamilton, Novr. 19tdl, 1877.

M 'Rose Cottage,

A pleasantly located Divelling in West War-
wick, near Riddle's Bay.
For particulars apply to
Front St., Hlamilton.
December 22, 1877, w

For Rent,
A Neat and conveniently sit atetd
1 Dlwellitar O US E
In the rear of the Town of lamiltoi.
A portion of the lower part of the wel.i . 's
fitted and well adapted for a Grocery Store.
Possession given on Ist January, 1878.
For all particul irs please apply to MR. JA,.U:s
WATKINS, Union Street.
l Hamilton, December 18th, 1877.

SThe Dwelling House
In Town of Hamilton,
At present occupied by Mrs. Louisa Bennett.
Possession given in January next.
Apply to
Hamilton, Dec. 18, 1877.
A New Assortment of BOOTS and SHOIES.
r Just Received at Nos. 46 & 47, Front

For Sale.

I Giamen Cock & 5 Ifens,
Imported by CAPT. G AN.r, 46th ifegt.

'The, well-known Hunter

Apply to
CAP T. TRAILL, .19th Regt.,
Ireland Island.
December 31, 1877.

For Sale.

A Splendid Saddle

Would Suit any Gentleman of the Uermuda
llunt Club, who would require a good Hunter.
Apply to
St. Georgt's Hotel.
St. George's, 18th Dec., 1377.

W, 0U. F, BASIC 0 M E,
Has Received a supply of the fol-
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-
BRIEL, Ludgate lill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
pearl.likle whiteness '
Stopping decayed Teeth
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
Mouth Wash.
Hamilton, March 26th, 1877.



T H E Undersigned having re-
ceived a Patent CIIlMNEY SWVEEP-
ING MACIHINE from New York, is prepared
Sweep Chimneys
At Moderate Itates in any part of the Island.
Ilamilton, April 2nd, 1877.

Theodore Outerbridge,

Reid Street, \Vest of "Rtoyal Gazetlle" Office.
Ofice liours-10 to 12 and I'to 4. -
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri"
day. .
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Ilamilton, Otctober 26th, 1876.
[H A. GR \NTPIAM has just Received at
*. New Lot of Choice Hlavana CIGARS at
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The Incidents of 1877.

(Continued from Gazette.)
coal. The abundant harvest in the United States
and in Canada, following on two indifferent har-
vests, has done much good. The price of cereals
has been sustained by the indifferent harvests in
England and by the war operations in the East.
Otherwise such an abundant crop might have re-
sulted in nett meagre returns, so that European com-
plipations have acted beneficially on American in-
terests. The American Press generally advocate
the honourable payment of the 5 million dollars
award under the Treaty of Washington by the
Halifax Commission. TlUis is as it should be, an
honest compliance with the Arbitrators Award in
the face of an ambiguity in the language of refer.
ence. There can be no doubt as to the spirit of in-
tention. The question of bait, ice and supplies and
rights of transhipment did not, in the opinion of the
Commissioners, come under their authority, and
this part of the claim was struck out. This part of
the question must be arranged by legislation, and,
at the end of six years, the whole question is again
open with precedents strengthening the British
The Canadian Budget shews a deficit of two mil-
lion dollars, which the Finance Minister hopes to
make up by the year 1880. Lord Dufferin, who
will likely leave Canada during 1878, has made
himself personally acquainted with the Dominion
from Halifax to Vancouver's Island, and has been
a general favourite throughout the Dominion.
Among the most interesting public documents pre-
sented in 1877 is Sandford Fleming's reports of
Progress Surveys Canada Pacific Railway, extend-
ing over six years to December 31, 1876, at a cost
of over 600,000 stg. 46,000 miles have been sur-
veyed, of which 11,500 miles have been laboriously
measured through mountain and primeval forest,
with spirit level, chain and transit. The line has
been located from Lake Superior to the Rocky
Mountains to the Yellow Head Pass at T6te Jaune
Cache. Between these points it is estimated that
there are 160,000,000 acres, half of which can be
well cultivated. The fertile Province of Ontario
has only 7,000,000 acres under cultivation. A recent
return gives the whole cultivation and pasture of
Great Britain at 47,019,106 acres. The whole sur-
vey naturally divided itself into three sections:
I-The'Woodland-dense forests for more than
1,000 miles, cut through by the Canadian
II-The Prairie,
III-The Mountain Region.
The line surveyed has over 2,000 miles of water
feeders in Lakes Winnepeg, Manitoba, Winnepeg-
oosis, the Red River and the South and North Sas-
katchewan rivers. The telegraph lines have been
completed to Edmonton, 807 miles from Winnepeg,
256 miles from Yellow Head Pass. The lands are
being so surveyed that dangerous railway crossings
will be avoided. The distance from Fort William
to Tete Jaune Cache is about 1,500 miles, thence to
Burrard Inlet, on the Pacific, about 450 miles, to
Waddington Harbour on Bute Inlet about 500
miles, Montreal to the Pacific on Burrard Inlet
2862, on Bute Inlet 2916. Six passes through the
main Rocky Mountain chain have been examined,
the Peace River, the Pine River, the Smoky River,
the Yellow Head, the Athabasca, and the Howse.
The Yellow Head and the Howse Passes have been
regularly surveyed. The Yellow Head Pass offers
superior facilities for carrying the line of railway
through the main range of the great mountain chain
and better than a i,:,tlth:r opens the way to every
harbour on the cific Coast from the Straits of
Juan de Fuca to the latitude of Dean Inlet. The
selection of a northerly terminus might make it an
o1'j c-t..t*explore more fully the Pine or Peace River
P.,- .-. The work accomplished in the mountain
region, tolerably complete information from the
South Boundary of British Columbia to the 56
parallel, a breadth of seven degrees of latitude by
fifteen degrees of longitude. The district drained
by the Skeena River remains to be explored, and
it is possible that Port Essington may afford the
best Pacific Terminus. The selection of routes is
narrowed down to three, from the Yellow Head
Pass to the Pacific.
1st-Via Lake Albreila, River Thompson and
the Lower Fraser River to Burrard Inlet, taking
the Intercolonial as a standard (493 miles,) estima-
ted cost 7,000,000 stg.
2nd-Via the Fraser River, Fort George, River
Chilacoth, River Nazcoe, and East Branch, River
Hamathco to Waddington Harbour, 550 miles, about
600,000 more.
3rd-The River Fraser, Fort George, River Stew-
art and River Skeena to Port Essington.
The decision of the route to be followed in British
Columbia mustbe a matter of patient thought, found-
ed on the best practical information, and the con-
struction must be both slow and expensive. The
Admiralty furnish no decisive information on the
Pacific Harbours, which need more exploring. An
objection is offered to Burrard Inlet, because for 60
odd miles the line will run too close to the frontier,
and the possession of the Island of San Juan by the
United States commanding the Haro Strait. A
ferry might be constructed across the Strait of
Georgia to Nanaimo and a line built through
Vancouver's Island to Esquimalt, and also to Alber-
ni, giving an outlet at Barclay Sound. Bute Inlet
is free from the frontier objection and would afford
an exit by Queen Charlotte Sound on the North of
Vancouver Island, or by a line of rail across to
Quatsino Sound-using a ferry across the Strait, a
bridge being at present out of consideration, owing
to its enormous cost. The waters of the River
Skeena have not been surveyed. Its outlet appears
readily accessible, while it is the nearest point to
the Asiatic coast. A section of routes from Lake

Superior to Bute Inlet, some 2,000 miles, exhibits a
much easier succession of grades than on the Union
and Central Pacific Railways. Compared with the
existing railway to San Francisco, the through dis-
tance from England to China by the Canadian
Pacific to Burrard Inlet would be nearly one thous-
and miles less, and between New York or Montreal
300 to 500 miles less. The whole work is a gigantic
one, and, if completed within the next quarter of a
century, will prove a great achievement. The im-
mediate through prosecution of the work, even if
feasible, would, for financial considerations chiefly,
prove injudicious for the Dominion. The under-
taking is of great magnitude.
The fire at St. John, New Brunswick, was a seri-
ous calamity for that province, but, occurring at
midsummer, the hardships of the population were
much mitigated. The response from the Sister
Provinces, England and the United States, was
such asf e misfortune naturally prompted in feel-
ing and willing hearts. The city is being energeti-
cally rebuilt. The ruinous walls of June almost
all disappeared by December. The experiences of
Halifax as the Dominim Winter P6rt in the Win-
ter 1876-7 have caused a more extensive use of it
during this Winter Season-the Allan Mail Steam-
ships having given up Portland on the determina-
tion of their contract with the Grand Trunk Rail-
way. Mails and Passengers for the Dominion are
both landed and embarked now at Halifax.
We cull a few names from the year's obituaries.
Louis Adolphe Thiers, the veteran French States.
man, died on the 4th September from a fit of apo-
plexy. Born at Marseilles April 16, 1797, he be-
came a Barrister and Journalist. After the abdi-
cation of Charles X he held a subordinate Govern-
ment Office-a member of the Constituent and of
the National Assembly after the revolution of Feby.
1848. At the time of the coup d'etat he was sent to
Mamas Prison, and was for a bi ief space banished the
country. From August 31st 1871 to May 1873 he
was President of the French Republic. His ser-

vices were of substantial benefit in settling with
Germany, and the appreciation of them was well
shewn when a compliment to MacMahon was neat-
ly parried in the Assembly at Versailles. 'Mid great
applause Thiers was pointed out Voila le liberateur
de la terre." Thiers is favourably known by his
"History of the French Revolution," and "History
of the Consulate and Empire."
Brigham Young, the famous Mormon leader,
aged 77, on August 29, at Salt Lake City.
John Lothrop Motley, Secretary United States
Legation at St. Petersburgh, for six years United
States Minister at Vienna, and for a short time
Minister to St. James'. The Rise of the Dutch
Republic," has been translated into French, Dutch,
German and Russian.
Samuel Warren, well known by his celebrated
work Ten Thousand a Year." His Diary of a
Late Physician" and Now and Then," are also es-
Sir Digby Wyatt, widely known, having been
Secretary of the Executive Committee of the great
Exhibition 1851.
Admiral Rous, for forty years a supreme autho-
rity on the turf.
William Longman, the second soy of the head of
the well known Paternoster Row Publishing firm.
Walter Bagehot, Editor of "The Economist."
Deriving great benefits from his father, who was a
Banker, he devoted himself to commercial and fi-
nancial subjects. The present Chancellor of the
Exchequer acknowledged that the Government had
profited by his advice specially in the management
of Exchequer Bills.
Thomas James Arnold, the oldest and Senior Ma-
gistrate of London. No cases appealed from his
decisions to a higher court are known to have been
Admiral Sir Edward Belcher at the age of 78,
circumnavigated the globe in the Sulphur" 1836-
1842, commanded the Arctic Expedition 1852 in
search of Sir John Franklin.
M. Buloz, Editor of the "Revue des Deux Mon-
des" founded in 1831, now having 20,000 subscrib-
ers ani yielding a profit of 20,000 a year.
Mary Carpenter, the well known Philanthropist,
at Red House, Bristol.
Admiral Sir Augustus Clifford, for 45 years Gen-
tlemen Usher of the Black Rod, in his 89th year.
Sir'H. J. Codrington, Jr., Admiral of the Fleet,
served on board the Flagship with his father at the
battle of Navarino.
George Cooper, Surgeon to the late King of
Hanover, in his 86th year, enjoyed for many years
a large and lucrative practice.
Sir Wm. Fergusson, Sergeant Surgeon to Her
Majesty, born at Preston Penns 1808, and educated
at the University of Edinburgh, in his 69th year.
Louis III. the Grand Duke of Hesse, aged 71, on
the 13th of June.
George Ward Hunt, First Lord of the Admiralty
-52-educated at Eton and Christ's Church, Ox-
ford, called to the Bar at the Inner Temple 1851,
preferring politics to law entered Parliament in
Lady Stirling Maxwell, better known as the
Hon. Mrs. Norton, grand daughter of the celebra-
ted Richard Brinsley Sheridan.
These few names must suffice. Each one for
himself will best know what blanks 1877 has made
in his own circle, and in public men whose names
have become familiar.
Captain George Cumine Strahan, R.A., C.M.G.,
assumed the Office of Governor and Commander-in
Chief of the Windward Islands on the 1st Decem-
ber, at Bridgetown, Barbados. On the 12th the
Barbadian Legislature was opened. The bulk of
the Governor's Speech is Carnarvon's Despatch of
the 16th November, which deals with the Constitu-
tion of the Island, to which public attention has
been called byi" the late unhappy disturbances," His
Lordship says:-
"Though in no way disregarding the interests
and claims of the large negro population, I cannot
on the one hand entertain the idea of any such ex-
tension of the franchise among them, as could ma-
terially affect the present composition of the Assem-
bly ;-nor on the other hand, am I, after mature re-
flection, now prepared to invite either the local Le-
gislature or the Imperial Parliament to transform
Barbados into a Crown Colony. I cannot but feel
some regard for that old Constitution, which in the
hands of intelligent and frequently of distinguished
men, has been, with all its defects, during a long
period the means of affording good government to
the people of the Island."
To create a Constitution such as that of Barba-
dos would be impossible at the present day. There
are strong reasons why I should hesitate to reconm-
mend, and why I should try any other reasonable
course before recommending, the abolition, or even
a radical alteration, of the existing constitution. .

Lord Carnarvon recommends that Estimates of
Revenue and Expenditure should be prepared, and
submitted to the Assembly, on the responsibility of
the Government; that public works estimated to
cost over 1000 should be controlled by associating
the members of the Executive Council, with the Co-
lonial Engineer as consulting, with three or five
members of the Assembly, whose members as now,
on other matters, should have the direct and active
supervision of Expenditure": that the Executive
should be represented in the Assembly, by any two
of the salaried officers of the Government, "notwith-
standinq that they may not have been elected by Con-
stituencies. This is in accordance with the practice
which prevailed at the Cape of Good Hope until the
introduction of Responsible Government. It is my
opinion that the Assembly in giving seats to these
Officers should also give them votes; but as their
voting power would be practically of no material
force the question is one which I am content to

leave to the Assembly." It is supposed that the
presence of Executive Officers in the Assembly will
do away with the frequent messages between the
Governor and the Speaker, which "engender many
causes of difficulty and misunderstanding." Atten-
tion is drawn to the inspection and efficiency of the
various public institutions. The Revenue for 1878
i; estimated at 119,037. Expenditure (not provi-
ding for Asylum extension; tl e establishment of a
Reformatory, &c.,) 119,604, shewing a deficit of
567. The Acts expiring on December 31st, were
renewed, any amendments to be afterwards consi-
dered. The proposal of the Colonial Office to have
Executive Representation in the Assembly, indepen-
dent of popular election, does not meet with favour.
Some members declare that the Assembly agreeing
to it would be undoing the work of the last two
years. The Assembly in its reply to the Address,
promises the Governor a respectful consideration of
the several messages which must pass from His
Excellency on the subject.
And now for a few words on our Bermuda Home
before taking farewell. The depression abroad has
told seriously on our little community, who, like
many of their fellow sufferers elsewhere, live in ex-
pectation of a return to brighter days. The prices
obtained for our produce in New York were better
than the two previous seasons, and must have left
a fair profit to those who were economical in their
personal and tillage expenses. It is to be feared
that many go into planting solely on credit, with
little or no experience, without the slightest pru-
dence in their domestic expenses, only to find them-
selves after the crop season is ended, more in debt
than ever. Manure is not always given in such
quantities as the soil requires, and it is idle to look
for returns from impoverished ground. The far-
mer or amateur planter, must not be led away by
the look of his onion beds to discount the returns
of his crops, and get things on credit he had better
be without, because there is the contingency both of
his crop and the market before him. In some respects

the abolition of imprisonment for debt will have a
good effect. It will prevent those in a measure
who are too anxious to do business from selling on
credit to those who think little or not at all about
paying up theif bills. The unprincipled, who only,
under the fear of imprisonment, are kept to their en-
gagements, will be reached in other ways. It is as
well the bulk of the people should understand, that
with the abolition of imprisonment for debt, will
come more cautious credits, and that people will
largely have to do without goods till they can ac-
tually pay for them. The Contract with the Gulf
Ports Company having expired in June, the regu-
lar Steam Communication with New York was sus-
tained in hope that the Legislature would grant
some compensation. The disputes between the
Council and Assembly on the management of the
New York Contract prevented a new Subsidy being
provided. The creation of a Board of Works com-
promised the difficulty, the inspection of the New
York Mail Steamer forming part of their duties.
A subsidy of 2,000 for six years from January
1878, has been voted, and Tenders are now invited
for the service from March 31st, 1878, for 5 years
and 9 months, the Gulf Ports Company running
till then. The Canima" has more regularly and
satisfactorily performed the service between Ham-
ilton and New York than any other steamer that
has been on the line. Although there may be
great differences of opinion regarding the benefits,
which have actually accrued from regular steam
connection with New York, yet we doubt whether
a suspension of the service would please the com-
munity generally. There can be no doubt that the
shipping of the Colony krived more benefit in the
absence of steam confft on, because the freight
and subsidy earned by ar steamship owned outside
these islands, are earnings which Bermuda ship
owners would largely lave had. But there are
other considerations which enter into the question
beyond the matter of freights, -and these are the
regular receipt and despatch of mails, and the af-
fording of opportunities to strangers to visit our
Islands, and enjoy the salubrity of our winter cli-
mate. Something has been done and much remains
to be done to make Bermuda a comfortable Winter
resort. As far as climate is concerned the Bermu-
das have many advantages, which health or plea-
sure seekers from Canada and the United States can
fully enjoy. Without regular steam communica-
tion, no influx of Winter residents can be expected.
A beginning has been made, and a perseverance in
efforts to make Bermuda more widely and favour-
ably known, must in time have its reward. It is
manifestly unfair to consider the question of steam
navigation with New York from a restricted point
of view and not to consider the general benefits in-
volved in it. The continuance of the Clergy Act
for another period of five year was only a matter
of justice to the Clergy and the Church generally,
because time is given for these to prepare for any
change that may be made in the future. It may
be well to state, for the benefit of strangers, that
the grant from the Legislature is only 140 for
each two united Parishes, and for the Parish of St.
George 140, not half the whole stipend of the
Rector. About the middle of December a prelim-
inary meeting of Churchmen from the several Pa-
rishes was held and resolutions adopted to have a
Constitution drawn up by a select Committee for
the proposed Synod Bill to be submitted at the
next Session of the Legislature, previously to be
approved by a mass meeting of Churchmen. The
absence of episcopal supervision, and the want of a
Common Church Council to decide on all matters
affecting the Church directly as a whole, and be-
yond the scope of Church Parish Vestries, are felt
by Churchmen. All that is required is that the
Church should be placed on a firm and just footing,
so that her mission may be fulfilled with zeal and
General Lefroy, who was conscientious and pains-
taking, retired from this command and Governor-
ship in June, and in his Historical Memorials of
Bermuda has left a substantial evidence of the in-
terest evinced by him in its history. His successor
came amongst us with a seeming determination to
level any existing obstructions to smooth Govern-
mental routine, and so far, it is acknowledged, has
overcome any present obstacles. We trust the con-
tinuance of Sir R. M. Laffan's administration may
be as successful as its inception. The office of Chief
Justice still remains vacant, Thomas Lett Wood
having been promoted to Singapore. The Assizes,
postponed for some two months, were held by the
Associate Justices, who gave their patient attention

public roads in repair, and we hope they will re-
ceive as large a share as possible of their prompt
attention. Victoria Park in Hamilton has been de-
clared open. We should like to hear of the military
authorities extending a former courtesy accorded
the inhabitants, of permitting the Military Bands
to play there a selection of music one or two after-
noons in the week.

To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.

HAMILTOr, January 7th, 1878.
DEAR Mn. EDIron,-Will you please allow me a
small space in the columns of your valued paper for
the purpose of recording the heartfelt gratitude which
is at present the experience of very many of the In-
habitants of our flourishing Town, with regard
to the many noble and intelligent views which
have been made realities during the past year, by
the now, about retiring Corporation.
I cando no better in furthering this object, than

by supplementing the flattering remarks which re-
cently appeared in the columns of the Gazette,"
with reference to the beneficial and pleasing chang-
es, which had taken place in "Victoria Park."
For their decided liberality in this one particular,
the Corporation of '77 have conferred a boon upon
the residents of Hamilton and vicinity, which bids
fair to even rival the much talked of Park, in our
Sister town of St. George's.
Too much zeal however is detrimental to any
cause, and by recent acts, the Road Committee
seem determined to discard, in toto, the old adage
".to let well alone" and thus will sully what would
otherwise have been an untarnished reputation.
Taking advantage of the recent low temperatures
which have prevailed here, and evidently believing
that Old Boreas was about to make us a protracted
visit, ever anxious concerning the Hygienic re-
quirements of Hamiltonians, the Corporation has
decided to erect a "Skating Rink" on Dundonald
Street, in close proximity to Victoria Park," and
immediately in front of the tenement, propularly
known as "Frith's Cabin.
Last Saturday night "the water was turned on,
to the utter dismay of all pedestrians, and the
bitter chagrin of all those who had not heard of the
contemplated Rink, and who consequently could
not understand, why such destruction should be
projected in the Public high-ways.
Either Mr. C........ (the engineer usually em-
ployed by the Corporation) has submitted a wrong
plan to them, with regard to the contemplated
Rink, or they as a body have not been guided by
the same deliberative ability which has marked all
their efforts for the public good, during the past
year. Sincerely hoping that the Corporation will
reconsider their decision respecting "the Rink,"
and either locate it in another and better site, or
else adopt a plan which will not render a very
valuable Street impassable. With sincerest thanks
for your indulgence,
I remain, yours truly,

The following is a translation of the Turkish Circu-
lar to the Powers:-
CONSTANTINOPLE, Dec. 12, 1877.
Every one knows the origin of the unhappy events
which have befallen recently in the Empire. The
Imperial government feels the consciousness of not
having provoked the war which we are carrying
on against Russia, and of having on the contrary,
done everything to avoid it. At the summons of
their Sovereign the inhabitants of the Empire have
flocked together to fulfill simply and heroically a
great duty-that of the defending their menaced
soil. But on their own side they have threatened
and they threaten no one.
It is difficult to discover the motives which .Russia
can have had to justify her aggression. Is it that
she wished to see founded and developed, for the
benefit of certain populations who form the object of
her solicitude, institutions and reforms fitted to ame-
liorate their lot? The Sublime Porte has anticipated
such a desire by deciding to reorganize its system and
to establish in the country useful and practical reforms,
designed to satisfy the wishes of all its subjects, with-
out distinction of race or religion. This work of
reorganization, governmental and administrative, has
for its base the constitution granted by his Imperial
Majesty the Sultan.
The country has received with satisfaction and gra-
titude this charter, the application of which free from
all hindrances, is destined to produce all those effects
which would have been in vain expected from incom-
plete measures and reformations wanting in sanction.
A partial reform, which only applied to certain pro-
vinces, to the exclusion of the rest of the Empire,
would present grave inconveniences; for instance,
as regards matters of administration, exceptional
favors accorded to separate provinces could not but
inevitably have for their consequences to set in oppo-
sition one against the other the inhabitants of different
races who live under the sceptre of His imperial Ma-
jesty the Sultan, and would constitute, in fact, a pre-
mium offered to rebellion.
If any doubt could still survive as to the religious
fulfillment of the new Constitution and of the reforms
that we have promised in the Conference of Constan-
tinople, this doubt should disappear in the presence
of the formal and solemn declaration of the sincerity
of our resolutions. We proffer in this regard a guar-
antee of which we invite Europe to take act. The
true and only cause of hindrances which might slacken
our efforts in this path would be found in the continu-
ation of a state of war. Such a situation is not only
disastrous with reference to reforms but equally cala-
mitous in regard to the general prosperity of the
country. It kills agriculture and industry by keeping
under arms the flower of the labouring classes: it
imposes heavy charges upon the public treasury, and
thus pliwes obstacles in the way of every amelioration
of the economical and financial condition of the Em-
pire, to the great prejudice of the general prosperity
of the country andm the special interests of the credi-
tors of the State.
It results, then, from what has gone before-the
question of reforms being outside the matter-.tha a
reason must still be sought for the continuation of the
war. The desire of conquest was loudly and publicly
repudiated from the commencement of hostilities by
His Majesty the Emperior Alexander. The military
honor of the great empire which he governs remains
intact notwithstanding the various fortunes of the
campaign and the armies which confront each other
have equally covered themselves with glory on the
fields of battle. With what object should they then,
prolong desolation and ruin for their respective coun-
tries? We, on our part think that the moment has
come when both belligerents might accept peace
without forfeit to their dignity, and when Europe
might usefully interpose its good offices.
As for the Imperial government, it is ready to ask
this; not that the country has reached the end of its
resources. Thery are no sacrifices which the entire
Ottoman nation is not willing to face to maintain the
independence and integrity of the Fatherland. But
the duty of the Imperial government is to avert, if
possible, any further effusion of blood. It is, there-
fore, in the name of humanity that we make this ap-
peal to the sentiments of justice in the Great Powers,
and that we hope they will be inclined to receive our
advances favorably.

JAMAICA.-Mr. W. Ewan, of Jamaica, has writ-
ten a pamphlet in which he deals with "Labour,
Pauperism and Crime." in that Island. Purely
literary criticism might perhaps find fault with the
style in which the little work is written, but no one
who is interested in Jamaica can fail to discover
in the statements made some food for serious re-
flection. The pamphlet appears a,. an opportune
time for the condition of Jamaica has been recently
discussed in the home press. The letter in tho
Standard and thle article in Fraser deal vigorously
with the case, and although in these productions
there is occasionally a touch of exaggeration, and
some expressions are used which it might have
been advisable to omit, yet upon the whole a good
result may be expected from the discussion of Ja-
maica affairs. Jamaica is not a decaying colony,
as the misleading title of the Standard letter would
suggest. There is nothing in its condition but what
can be remedied by a really good administration ;
and in suggesting remedies at the same time that
defects are pointed out, the home newspapers may
be performing a necessary though, perhaps, to many
people an unpleasant and ungracious duty. There
is not one, however, of the statements made at home
which is not fully confirmed by Mr. Ewans' pam-
phlet. His remarks upon the state of the younger
generation in the island, the proportion of idleness,
vagrancy, and dishonesty which exist, it would af-
ford real pleasure to any one interested in the co-
lony to dispute, if that were possible. The impor-

station too, of so much food, which might be better
raised in the Island, is not to be overlooked in es-
timating the productive and industrial character of
the population. The i mediate or ultimate depen-
dence of all sections of e community upon the su-
gar industry is well pointed out by the author. "I
estimate sugar and rumans representing far more
than one-third of the entire industry of the Island,
and when they cease to be produced (no substitutes
having been found) with them will absolutely cease
more than one third of the contributions of the
whole people to public taxation." But it is neither
desirable nor even justifiable to contemplate the ex-
tinction of the sugar industry. The very fact that
coolie immigration is to be actively resumed is a
proof that the planters have still heart and hope
and are not destitute of confidence in the future.
At the same time, the author is quite right in dis-
cussing the case from an extreme poiut of view.
Without coolie immigration there is no doubt the
sugar industry would decline, and in encouraging
such immigration the Government evade an enor-
mous amount of responsibility which would attach
to them if they gave no help to the sugar produc-
tion. The author recommends a vagrancy law,
better judicial administration, compulsory educa-
tion, schools for females, an industrialhome in each
parish, reduction of the public burdens, especially
expenditure on poor houses, hospitals and g tols, re-
moval of direct taxes on industry, better registra-
tion and statistical syst. and other reforms. Im-
migration and colonisation are also most promin-
ently recommended. Altogether the pamphlet con-
tains much suggestive and thboughful matter.

There was a severe storm on the eastern coast of
the United States on the 4th inst. The storm is
reported to have been very severe at Boston and
neighborhood. Eight vessels went ashore on the
Massachusetts coast, involving the loss of vessels
and lives. The English steamer A. Strong, from
Boston for New York, is ashore in Vineyard Sound

1877.-The Spano-Haitien difficulty has been h
pily settled. It seems that the sentence of de
passed upon the Cuban Santissi of the Glacier
not the only cause of difference existing betw
the two Governments. There were a multiplici
all of which have been from time to time laid
fore his Government by Don lopez y Chacon,
Consul General for his Imperial Catholic Maj
the King of Spain. The following are of the I
The arrest and unjustifiable imprisonment of-a
ban, Manuel Hernandez, in the time of Domingo
next, between the 10th and 11th October 1876 t
Haitiens offered a personal insult to the Span
Consul and cried, Down with the Spanish flag, a
hailing the liberty of Cuba: this offence was I
before the Haitien Government who paid no att
tion to the complaint; on the 1st July 1877 seven
Haitiens tore away the Spanish flag from the d
of a Spanish Panorama-this was also complain
of, but without heed. Lastly, the unjust senate
of death against Santissi. For these various off
ces the Haitien Government has now atoned.
order to arrange the trouble the Corps Diplo
tique, comprised of Major Stuart. British Min
tor Resident; Mr. J. M. Langston, Americal M
ister Resident; Doctor Bernhard Grazer, Germ
Consul; Mr. V. Huttinot, French Charge d'
faires; Mr. Hermann Peters, Dutch Consul Ge
ral; and Mr. Joseph Villubin, Liberian Charge
Affaires, held a meeting at the National Palace
discuss the question. It was voted titt the Sp
ish flag should be saluted by the firing of 21 g
either from one of the batteries, or by a man-
war. Major Stuart was empowered to notify t
fact to the Spanish Captain, and he proceeded
this purpose on board the Spanish Frigale Sane
Barcaitztezui, where he met with a right royal
ception. On the 20th the Haitien Man of
",1804" ran the Spanish flag to her foretop and
guns belched forth the apology. The Spanish v
sel acknowled it. On the same sfterncon the C
tain and Officers of His Imperial Catholic Maje
were entertained by His Excellency the Preside
In the evening they paid their respects to the M
ister of Foreign Affairs, and on the 21st the fr
ate left for Cuba to report the result of her nassi
Thus has a trouble which looked ugly at the coI
mencement been got rid of.

The close of the year brings the news of a ser
of contests among the best scullers of the we
which is almost without a parallel in rowlng
nals. Hanlan, of Toronto, the champion of Ame
ca, challenges Scbarff, of Pittsburg; Courtney
row any man in America for the championship
any sum and distance; Boyd and Higgins m
shortly on the Tyne in their rubber fiaht for
English championship, and then the winnerpur
ses aoing to Australia to row Trickett for
world's championship; Tricketthas accepted Cou
ney's challenge for the last named-honor, agree
to row in this country, and Courtney names J
and Owasco Lake, near Auburn, as the time a
place. It will be remembered that Courtney ro
only as an amateur at the Centennial meeting, a
bence did not meet Hanlan, who then won the p
fissional championship of this continent, so tha
is only right that the race between them sho
precede the great meeting with Trickett.
meanwhile, Scharff may dispose of Hanlan, wh
would make Scharff the man for Courtney to me
for should he succeed in beating Prickett and'th
become the champion of the world, he wo
nevertheless not have been champion o~ A'ineri
One very important suggestion arises ind"Mis suid
ferment among the great scullers, and we comme
it to the good sense of the two Englishmen so so
to battle on the Tyne. It is this : If the am
purposes facing Trickett why go all the way
Australia to do it ? If the latter is to row Court
on Oswasco lake in July, why does not the win
on the Tyne arrange to have his meeting w
Trickett on American waters, thus saving lar
expense and months of needless travel ? A sugg
tion nt once so timely and valuable can hardly
lost on the British oarsmen and their friends. -
Y. Herald.

ROMANcs IN REAL LIFE.-A very old story, i.e
but one which, from its inherent simplicity
tural pathos, will be ever fresh, is thedru 'i wh
tells how, close upon eighty years ago, acer"ain s
gent in an English regiment of foot, commanded
Lord Edward Fitzgerald, and stationed in Brit
North America, happened to pass one winti'y morni
just alter dawn, the door of the cottage where dwell
non-commissioned officer of artillery. Standing
front of the hut was a very young English lady, the
tiilcrvman's daughter, hale, hearty, annd pretty, a
with her sleeves turned up to the elbows. Early
was the hour and bleak the weather she was scrubbi
a washing tub as though for dear life. *' That's
girl for my money," quoth the sergeant, glancing o
servantly at her over his stiff black leather stock, a
away he plodded to the orderly room. Soon aft
wards he begun, in simple honest, straightforwa
fashion, to court the pretty maid of the washing tu
He found favor in her eyes, but in a short time t
batteryto which her father belonged was order
home, her sweathe cart's regiment remaining in t
colony. Now the sergeant was a hard-headed, se
reliant, frugal man, and when hre bade his love goo
bye he gave her a bag full of golden guineas, the fr
of his long and painful savings, and told her to expe
as much of the money as was needful for her comf
table maintenance, and to take care of the rest, unt

in two years' time, he returned, God willing, to clai
her as his wife. And in two years he did come bac
being hononurably discharged from the regiment,
which he had risen to the rank. of sergeant-majd
He foundl his sweetheart at Woolwich, looking
young as ever and prettier than ever; and, with j
and honest pride, she handed to him intact the bag
guineas, and in addition a round little sum of her oi
savings: for during the two years of his absence sh
disdaining to live in idleness on his bounty, had slav<
as a domestic servant. She was emphatically the gi
for the ex-sergeant's money; so they were married(
and lived long and happily together, and had maT
children. Only a few days since the daughter of tl
notable housewife who scrubbed the washing tub ar
saved the guineas for her true love's sake, died
Brompton Crescent, at the advanced age of 82. Hi
father, the ex-sergeant of Lord Edward's regimen
has been dead these four and forty years. He wi
the famous William Cobbett, formerly editor of tl
" Political Register," and member of Parliament fc
Oldham.-Daily Telegraph.

Sharp, a young man of gentlemanly appearance an
respectably connected, was indicted before Mr
Commissioner Keer, in London, for having stolen
a letter containing bank notes to the value (
50, ihe property of the Postmaster-GeneraL Th
prisoner pleaded guilty, and Mr. Horace Avery, 01
behalf expressed a hope that his Lord-hip would
see that this was an exceptional case, in which
punishment less than that of penal servitude migb
satisfy the ends of Justice. The prisoner was th
son of a Nonconformist minister, and had receive
an excellent education. In a moment of tempta
tion he took the letter, and there was no doubt tha
he applied a considerable portion of the money t
the payment of the expenses of his wedding, whici
took place about three week after the fraud. Th
Commissioner said be could see nothing to induce
him to take the case out of the usual category c
such offences, and sentenced the prisoner to fly
yeats penal servitude. The case wds heard at th
Old Bailey, under the Winter Aisize Act.

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