Group Title: 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
regular
 Subjects
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076588
Volume ID: VID00308
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Resource Identifier: oclc - 46887227
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.


No.I 4-Vol. Ll. STATE SUPER, VIAS ANTIQUAS. 24s per .n


Slamillon, Bernouda, Tuesda, .lprit ,- I.7S.
I : I .. "1 J .; . ...... ........ ^ I I 'I


READ THIS!


Call at the Subscriber's for,
INSE ED M EA L Buckwheat FLOUR
Crushed VWhite WHEAT, 2 lbs.
WALNUTS and FILBERTS
Oolong, Souchong, Formosa, Congou, and
SYoung llyson tfTAS
CORN->, FLOUR Corn STARCH
CHOCOLATES PRUNES,
.DATES and FIGS
SAll of which are New.
FRED. A. WHITE
Nos. 10 & 12 Queen Street,
March. 26, .1878.,- 2*

For- Sale,
,: t1the Hamilton Hotel Stables,

SCarriages, Horses,
[Harnesses, &c.,
ALSO,
ONi N CHICK:,RING'S 'PIANO
S(ne Florenee Sewing MACHINE
One Cc'oking STOVE
Four Barrels Soft SOAP
Fishing POLES CROCK ERY
One SOFA Rocking CI I A I I S
Cot BEDSTEAD IS lair MATTER I ESS ES
Lot of Door and Window SASHIES
Foui' Patenit Night COM MIODE'S.
Apply at the Hamilton Ilotel.
Hamilton, March 25, 1878.

The Subscriber
Has Just Received,
Per Str. Canima."
A New Supply of Ladies', Gents'
and Childrens'
F l Boots & Shoes,
For Sale at Iow .T Cs TJi'aIcrF-.
At 46& 47 Front Street.
A. GItANT 1IAM.
Hamiltcn, March 25, 1878.--3

FOR SALE.

A very Superior

Cow & Heifer..

ALSO,
A quantity of valuable
GLJSS and LCf I .1d,
For private Sale.
At THE COTTAGF ,"
Ireland Island.
2 March 25. 1878 ..



NEW B0KS.
At the "Royal Gazette" Stationery Store,
A Choice Selection of Childrens''

Jbst Received by the "Carrie Dingle" from
Lo-don.
Ilamilion, March 26, 1878.

JAS. A. JUDGE,
COiM MISSION DEALER
N FRUIT AND) PRODUCE,
46 48 IBroad dv. West, Wash-
ington Miiarket, JV.Y.
V rHE Undersigned represents this Season in
SBermuda; th above house. Consignimtits
ofPROD)UCK solicited, for which he can as-
sure highest market rates an:d prompt returns.
JAMES H. BUTLER,
15 Front Street.
SMarch 26, l878.-tf

For Sale,
A Handsome Walnut Wood


BY CtAPPELL & C(O., LONDON,


Good Tone, has stood the climate well.
PRICE 85.
1o. be seen at the DEPUTY-INSPECTOR-G ENER-
.AL'S Residence, R. N. Hospital, Ireland Island'.
March 15, 1878.-tf




B- OA RIDING H 0 HOUSE
-i o"I, th of Trinity Church,
IJIAiL TON, -" BERMUDA.


N OTA ,S-COTTA
Steam Marble 4* Gran-
ite WORKS,
S d.L iF X,
Argyle Street, opposite St. Paul's Church.
jOU. IV.NTS, iEHADSTONES
Tomb TABLL 'TS'8
Grave MARKS in polished Granite or Marble
Marble Mlantel Register GRATES, &c., &c.
GE1ORGE A SANFORD,
Proprietor.
Designs and Prices may be obtained from
W.'I'T.JAMES', Esqr., Front St., Hamilton,
Bermuda. C6m

Sugar Sugar!!
Ex. R OVER,"
F.inIo Demn'erpra,
Yellow Vacuum-pan-in Barrels
White Vacuumn-pan do


I'll uscovado,


in Barrels


At Low Rates for CASH.
S. S. INGHAM.
lamnilton. 25th Febiuary, 1878.

Mr. Robert Bedin field,


Animals and Birds of all Descrip-
tions STUFFED.
SZUITHS IILL, HAMI!.TON.
(0: Orders may be left at the Office of the
" Royal Gazette.''
February 12th, 1878.


I ram constantly Receiving
F'B. rln h< New SYo'k
l,,,Esil SUPPLIES OI;


fYIsu u'k ci,


GK6C7MIS & PROVISIO9I.
ALSO, ON HAND,
CUT NAILS
Of all sizes, .
AND,
Five Barrels of Well-sprung
Garnet Seed PO'TATOES.
Superior Whitr, -eed CORN
For Sale,
Terms Reasonable, by
J. C. KEENEY.
lamilton, February 19, 1878.


To All whom it may


concern.
SII RiEBY give Notice that I have been
appointed A(,ENT ANDI) ATTORNEY for
the Board of Underwriters of New Orleans, and
will from this Iate, represent the Interests of
the following Companies, Vizt.:-


New Orleans Mutual lunsurance Company,
Crescent do. do. do.
Merchants do do. do.
Sun do. do. do.
Union.Insurance CUnompany,
Hope do. do.
Ilibernia do. do.
Factors and Traders Insurance Company,
Tentonia Insurance Company,
New Orleans Insurance Association,
Peoples' Insurance Company,
Mechar.ics and Traders Insurance Company.
W. C. HYLStVD,
Agent for the sev, ral Boards of Under-
writers for Nen York, Boston,
Baltimore and Philadelphia, &c., &c., &c.
St. George's, Bermuda,
8lst January, 1878. S

iNew ldvertisemnent


Per N. 51. Haven," and Str. Canima,"
Will be Received this Week.
ONE LESS BACON, a new Article for
Breakfast
PRUN S and A'ITES
ALMONDS FILSI.,ERTS WALNUTS
BICUI'I'S of every description
Inspection Solicited at
FRED A. WHITE'S
Family Grocery,
Nos. 10 & 12 Queen Street.
IMarch 19th, 1878.-*


Notice.
P~IR'SONS having CLAIMS against the
Undersigned to 31st December, 1877, will
please render them at once for Settlement.
Those Persons who hav. received their AC-
COUNTS to 31st December 1877, would do
well to call and arrange them, as delay with
many will cause expense.
D. M'PHEE LEE.
Hamilton, Mlaich 19th, 1878.


Be muda, Produce.


POWER & FRITH,
Barristers-at-tLaw, ic.,
TH IIE Subscribers have this day entered into
S. Co-partnership as
Attorneys, Solicitors, Notaries,
&C.
The business will be conducted under the style
and firm of
POWER & FITH.
OFFICES-166 rlollis Stieet, over the offices
of Messrs. Almon & Mackintoih. .
L. G.vPOWER,
J. IIAlRVEY FRITH.
Halifax, Ist Feby., 1878,

Notice.

B0TSH0 & SLIPPEI S
Cheap and, Durable,
Fancy PR INTS and SH MEETING,
Anro'ican NNovelties,
LAMPS and Patent BURNERS,
Lamps Repaired,
Tin PLATES Jelly PANS, Coffee POTSS
The Improved Little Night Lamp.
ISAAC N. JONES,
Five lDoors West of ." Gazette" Office,
Mr. .lat. Richatd.son's S tore.
Ilanri'ton, February 19tlh, 1878.


Gazette Stationery
JUST'' ItEC;IIVE3D
BYI THE


Store.


S"CAa! L oDINl.LE,-"
PROM LO117 ON.
ALFI. One and Two qr. Foo'scajp Account
lla : l bO K, a rue
IIalf, One and Two qr. u ,lscap 1300K, ruled
faint onnlv
Exercise BOOJKS, various sizes and thicknesses
-Lead I'.NCILS, lDrawing, Common, Carpen-
ter, blue, green and red
SCIS"-O1S, and Scissor SIl All'ENPE.RS
i'UZZILEs, PAPER and PENKNIVES
J and other PlENS
I'encil point PRO "' ECI TOR;
Sealing WAX, red and black, ilat RAILS
Fancy IMOXE'-, I'eg TOPS:
Cricket B \T-, :BAI.LS, SPIKES, &E .
lamilton, March 26, 187 1.


For Int.
'F-hat very Desirable and
rniently Situated


Conve-


:I)wellihig 110 JsE,
In luid .Street, 11amiilton, known as '" S'l'ON )N
hI.AVKE'," with Stables, Coach IHouse, &e.


Apply- to


MR. M. S. HUNT.


January 29th, 1878.



1 0 L I VE f iSPOO L,
CALLING : AT QUEENSTOWN,


Carrying


the United States
from New York


N Ia iii


OMN TUES DAAY.
Slt ea s h i p s
NEVADA sails March 20, at Noon.
IDAIIO sails April 2, at 4 p.m.
WVYOMING sails April 9, at 10 a.m.
WISCONSIN sails April 16, at 4 p.mi
MONTAN \ sails -\pril 21', at 10 a.m.
NEVADA sails %pril 30, at 3 p.m.
IDAIIHO sails May 7, at 9 a,m,
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, arid
carry experienced Olficers, Suigeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
The US. SMail Steamer Canima" from Her.
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can he
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steaimer sail-
ing next day.


New


WILLIAMS & GUION,
Agent.,
29 Broadway, New York.
York, March 14, 1878.


For Itent,
in this Town,
A Comfortable and Conveniently Jituated
Two Story
Dwelling 11!OUJ<,
Furnished or Unfurnished,
Al ply at the Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, March 12th, 1878.


I Farmers


To T.


and Shippers desirous
to Consign -


-Pa. ,Eroy A Sons,
West Vasiington Market,
NEW YORK,


Will have every facility afforded them during
the coming Season, by
W J. HENEY,
Office, Queen Street, Hamilton.
March 18th, 1878.-tf.


Carman,


WIi well Co.,


IIalitfax, Nova Scotli,
w HOLESA LE IMPORTERS O F
FLOUR, 'MEAL, 'TEAS, SU-
GARS, PORK, BEEF, IIAMS,'BACON,
BUTTER, LAhl, C-IIE, ,-
TO(BACCO, BE \N., PI'E \S, FISH, OILS,
&c., &c.
Consignments of
IBer'nuda PROD U(1 CE
Solicited.
Prompt returns made in Cash or trade.
References:
iltmilton-J. B HtEYL, ESQR.
St. Georges--W. T. ROBE.RiIT", KSQ.
March 19th, 1S783.-3

Bermuda Produce.

StI:RI'RS anid" S:;ipplrrs desirous of Con-
signing PROD)UCE to
JJlessrs. MILLER J4. SPENCER,
Or to Wm.i A. COVERT,
New York,
Will be :afbrded every accommodation, during
S. the co-inig sea'In, by .
H. C. OUTI EMRBI{I IGE,
Front Street, ltamilton


March 4th, pT78.


NEW YORK, .
FEBY., 1878


To Farmers and Shippers of

BERMUDAPRODUCE.,
| 1 AVING had-several-yeirs experience in th.s
line of business, I desire to continue in
the tame during the coming Crop Season, and
respectfully solicit any .consignmeents you may
forkiinim to this Market. I will eiindu-av.;,iir to
realize the highest Market pric,'s, render Sales
anId Iiemiittarnces pr.ptly.
MRll. THO' H. PfTT,
Of Iamnilton; I, ) niu .a,
Wi!l attend to rcceivin, ndid inv, iiarI all Con-
signments for me, and will give all information
niecessary for be!eflit f "'hlppcrs.
I remain, you'r, &e.,
M..F J UDGE,
With Messrs. O'Conrnor & Judge,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
5mn New York.

I. W. Hay ward GCo.,
`General Shipping and
COeIailinssion M J a-relalnts,
52X EX-Cli NG E 'IAC, E,
SNew York.
CONSIGNMENTS OF

Solicited to abovu address and forwarded free of
Consul's Certificate.
Highest .Market Rates guaranteed, and Re-
turns promptly made.
Cash payable ii Bermnuda or New York iat
Shipper's option.
F. D. S. NASH,
61 Front Stieet.
H1amiiliou, February 25, 1878-tf


A. EMILIUS OUtERBRIDGE. JoHN S. SCOTT.
.1. Emilius Outerbridge
SACo.,
Shipping and Commission
MERCIIANTS,
No. 29 BROADWAY,
Agents for NEW YoRK.
Quebec & Gulf Ports S. S. Co.,
. .New.York and West India Division.
Ionx? 7 1 7l?


Notice.
ALONZ t)KWNISTON has m-lde arrange-
ml ments for obtaining a-quantity of the
GRNUN., RIED ANI.l) Will 'lE TENER'IRFFE


'Which he expects to receive in September next
Persons can engage the same by applying to
the Subscriber or to
JOHN ZUILL, Somerset.
A.J. IIODSDON, Hamilton.
XV. 0. NORT'r, Bailey's Bay.
The Undersigned will also take this opportu-
nity of informing his Friends and the Plublic*
generally, that he is now prepared to give his
personal attention to the Consignment of
SP A O )DUCCE,
To Messrs, T. H. Bock & Co.,
SOF NEW YORK,
And will assure, all iht he will 'lo every thing
in his power to promote the wolfa e of those
V.at favor him with Consigument .
3J LONZO PEN'ISTON.,
lhamiltoti, J:ny.. 22nd, 1878.


It. Nl. MILLEJP.


G. W. SPENCER.


Miller & Spencer,
306 Washington Street.
NEW YORK.
All persoiis desirous of shipping to the above
address will be afforded every accom., odation
by applying to our Agent, "
'THEO. ROUTE B RIDGE,
Reid Street,. II aniltoi.
Bermuda, Ja nuary 21, 1878.



FAM ILY G ROCER
W wholesale and Retail Dealer ir
English and Anmerican Presorved

Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street.
llanmiton, iermntida.
N. B.-Ships' Stores Supplied at Lowest
Prices.
February 18ti, 1878,- 12 m

The Standard of
the World.










SALES. ..
Adapted to the Standard of all Nationt, Packed
ready for Shipping.
World's Fair, London .6851
World's Fi r, New York 853
World's Fair, Paris + 1867
Worlds Fair, Vienna 4873
World's Fair, Saintiago, (Chili) 1875
World's Fair, Philalelphia 1876
World's Fair, Sydney, A ustrali, 1877
iANCOCK'S INSPIRATORS
.The best Feeder iinown for Stationary, Marine,
and Locomotive Boilers, &c.,) also
Oscillating Pump Co a Pump.
FAIRIII.ANK'S & CO., N..) ,
October 16th, 1877.-6m


Theodore Outerbridhe,

HAMILTON.
Reid Street, West of Royal Gazette" Office.
Office hlours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, ,Tuesdays and ,Fri-
days.
Orders Promptly Attended to.
;Hamilton, October 26thi, 1876.

Wm. James Heney,


yany. na 1, l
p E 1Il SONS desirous of Con- Commissoio elgt,
signing HAMILTON, .R ., :IIMUD)A,

P R 0 C E, Comfortable Lodging
TO For either a Single Gentleman or
.7essrs. *,M iddletoe GCo., a Lady, c.n be obtai ied in Church Siiu t, in
NEW YORK, this Town. Bcard can a so be obainedl ifi.ie-
Will pletise call upon iMR. SAMUEL A. MAS.- quired.
'FEltS, Fiont Street, who will attend to the for Reference apply' at tL.e (Illce of the
Shipment of their goods, as heretofore. Roy.al Gazette."
llamIltou, Feby. 12th, 1878.-3m Jan i ry 28, 1878.


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1-141MTTDA ROYAL GAZE' Th-F


7


EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under lhe direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.


Date


1878.
Mr. 25
26
27
28
29
30
31


o .



29-727
29-988
30*190
30-262
30.082
29-961
30-035


Wind
9a.m.


'.4
.-- 0


sw
N
N
S
SW
N
N


Temperat ire'previous
24 hours.


71-3
62-9
66-3
70-5
72-9
69'9
67-6


0
59-0
55-7
54-7
53-7
61-2
62-0
58-2


0 0
123-1 47-5
133*4 46-2
129-1 42-4
132-8 36-2
132-6 49-4
134-2 42-0
127-1 49-0


Total 0'68
Total Rainfall for the month of March, 1878...4,31 Ins.




Hamilton, April 2, 1878.

Court of General Assize.

EASTER TERM.
The Honorable JosiA RBEEs, Chief Justice, and the
Honorables EToGENus HARVEY and J:AMs H.
TRIMINGHAx, Assisting Justices, presiding.
Yesterday, Monday, being the first day of the
Term, a very appropriate Sermon was preached at
Holy Trinity Church, in this Town, by the Reverd-
end Mark James, Rector of Pembroke and Devon-
shire Parishes, from the 3rd chapter, 6 v. Malachi,
"For I am the Lord, I change not."
The Court soon after assembled, and the Grand
Jury-of which HenryArchibald Smith, Esqr., was
chosen Foreman-was impanneled.
The CHIEF JUSTICE, in charging the Grand Jury
said (in substance) that this was the first opportu.
nity he had had of addressing them, and, although
on this first occasion, he had to congratulate them on
the small number of cases which had to come under
their consideration, yet he regretted to say that, in
nearly all of the cases in which the depositions had
come before him, the crimes imputed to the prison-
ers had been accompanied with violence.
Before making any observations on any particu.
lar case, he wished to make this general remark to
the Grand Jury, viz., that it was not for them t
try a case out as it was tried by the Petty Jury
but, as soon as a primid fade case was made out
against the prisoner, it would be their duty to find
a true bill.
His Honor referred to the case of Annie Camp.
bell, charged with the murder of her infant child
and told the Grand Jury that it was not for then
to try whether she was insane or not at the time o:
the commission of the act. His Honor also com-
mented on the. charge against Martin, a seaman
for stabbing the mate of the vessel to which he be
longed, and also on a charge against Methews,
soldier, for a burglary on the house of one Costello
The following Indictments were laid before the
Grand Jury by S. BROWNLow GEAY, Esqr., Attor
ney General:-
The Qu en vs. Samuel Matthews. Burglary. Trui
Bill. Tried and found guilty.: Sentenced to be
further imprisoned in Hamilton Gaol for 6 calen
dar months, and during such imprisonment to be
kept at hard labour, except on the days excepted
by Law, and except on every Wednesday an
Friday, and on every such Wednesday and Fri
day to be kept in solitary confinement and fed on
bread and water only instead of the usual Gao
allowance.
The Queen vs. Annie Campbell. Murder, True
Bill.
The Court is adjourned to 10 o'clock this morn
ing.

List of Jurors
Returned to Serve at the Court'of General Assize,
EASTER TERM.
St. George-Nathaniel Gardner, Lewis Pugh, Wil
Ham Pilkington, John Roland Duerden, Thomas
William Foster, Anthony William Hayward.
Hamilton-William Stephen Outerbridge Peniston
John William Fubler, Richard Henry Davis
John Cornelius Davis, Thomas Leslie Outer.
bridge, Robert Adams Mercer.
Smith-Thaddeus Trott, Joseph Thomas Webb
Mortimer Outerbridge, Benjamin Abraham Wil.
liams, Edwin Robert Zuill, Jeremiah Scott Pear.
man. "
Devonshire-Samuel George Adams, John Nelsoi
Hollis, John Thomas Stone, Thomas Thaddeus
Robinson Clarkson Tynes, Thomas Darrell Stone
Pembroke-Joseph Richardson Wellman, Aubrey
Henry Robinson, Joseph Henry Robinson, Rob.
ert Brown, Alonzo John Doane, George Vallis.
Paget-Thomas Sandford Doe, John McRonald
Joseph Durham Steele, Samuel "James Smith
Nicholas Augustus Frith, Charles Vincent Ing
ham.
Warwick-Walter William Francis, Henry Arohi-
bald Smith, Joseph Richardson Morgan, George
Frith, James Gilbert Lawrence, William Stanley
Lovell Bailey.
Bouthampton-John James Cowen, Alexander Tuck
er Wilson, Nathaniel Edward Dunlcomb, Henr
Adolphus Simmons, Benjamin Gibbons, Josepi
Thomas Darrell.
Bandys-John Paynter Patterson, John Willian
Righton Young, Scott Hanson Gilbert, Johl
Henry Pitman, John Henry Simons, Williamn
Alexander Swan.

CUSTOM HOUSE-HAMILTON.
ENTERED.
March 26-Brigt. A- J. RRoss, Hyatt, Whaling voy.
age; 240 bls. whale oil.-Agent, John S. Darrell
April 1-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York
assorted cargo.-Agents. Trott & Cox.
CLEARED.
March 26-Brigt. A. J. Ross; Hyatt, New Bedford.
27-Barque N. M. Haven, Uhrick, Matansas.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
ENTERED.
March 27-Austrian Brig Timei, Tomasich, England
coals for government.-Agent, Jno. S. Darrell.
CLEARED.


March 27-Schr. Hound, Stubbs, Ybarra lumber
shooks and fish.
30-Barkentine Heather Bell, Owen, St. Vincent
ballast.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS PORT OF ST. GEoxtio.
Barques.
Monarchy, Pearce, repairing
Veronica Madre, Muratorio, chartered to take part
cargo corn sold at auction last week to New York.
Brigs.
Timei, Tomasich, discharging.
Clara 4- Agnes, Gagnion, awaiting orders
Tropic Bird; Myers, refitting.
Schooners.
Lizzie M. Stewart, Perkins, repairing
Uncle Tom, Myers, refitting.
PASSENGERS ARRIVED.
In the Mail Steamer Canima yesterday from New
York :-Captain Moresby, R.N., Captain Superinten-
dent Royal Naval Establishments, Ireland Island, and
servant, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. W. Paul, Miss Paul, Mr.
J. W. Paul, Miss Hibbard, Miss Schusells, Miss Mor-
ris, Messra. W. D. Wiman, Norman W. Jones, T. J.
Stewart, Ceptain Ellis.-Second Cabin, Mrs. Cjtis
and child, N. T. Payne, Henry Haase,


PEACE STILL UNCERTAIN.

The Congress or Conference, whichever it may
be, to settle the terms of peace between Russia and
Turkey, so far as they affect Europe, is still un-
called and unconvened. At the present moment
the more general opinion is that it will never meet,
and all the papers, official and semi-official, pub-
lished at the European capitals, share in this belief.
The English government persists in its demand
that all the terms of peace must be submitted to
the Congress to be approved and ratified; the Rus-
sian Government persists in refusing to do so.
There seems to be almost a dead lock in the preli-
minaries, of which at present no solution except a
violent one, seems practicable. There has been no
deviation from the British demand in this respect.
Lord Derby still asserts that the Congress would be
of no at ail, if all its deliberations are to be prejud-
ged and foreclosed, and only the skeleton of the
peace which Russia has made be submitted to it.
Russia still urges that the concluded terms of peace
should be a finality, unless the Congress desires to
consider them, intending no doubt, to contend and
manceuvre against any such desire being expressed
or acted upon. The few questions left open by the
Treaty, of course, are to be submitted to the Con-
gress. While there is little change in the demands
of England and Russia, there is a great difference
in the temper in which they are considered. Rus-
sia is becoming much more curt, and her official
utterances are short and tart. She is trying her
best to conciliate both Turkey and Austria.
The latter country is still displeased with the treaty
of peace. It gives Russia more than preponder-
ance, it gives her almost dominion, in Turkey. The
course of Austria has been baffling. At one time
she seemed disposed to make common cause with
England, but her assurances were scarcely given
before they were taken back, and a disposition to
come to terms with Russia was shown. This dis-
position again gave way to renewed coldness which
Still exists, and will exist until some new phase of
Usher intermittent condition is reached. To overcome
this coldness, the Czar has sent a special envoy to
Austria, who, it is believed, is empowered to offer
terms sure to be conciliatory,
h The effort of Russia is once more to isolate Eng-
land and leave her without an ally. The latest ut-
r terance of Prince Gortchakoff is that Russia is
going to hold to her treaty with Turkey, whether
I Europe consents or not. But these brave words
* are too strong, unless they are based on knowledge
and not alone on purpose. Russia would scarcely
- undertake to carry out her policy, if Germany and
0 Austria both objected to it. She has countermand-
o ed the return of her troops, and keeps them still
, within hail of Turkey and of the ironclads. She is
t continuing her military preparations with great
d vigor, and as has been said, seems by the mouth of
her ministers and official press, to expect and to be
- ready for war with England. In the mother coun-
, try there is no pause in the preparations. Stores
n are accumulating on all sides, and the Government
f depots being insufficient to hold them, they are
. placed in the larger London docks. In the United
, States British agents are buying horses which are
- shipped through Canada, and orders for eighteen
a- thousand are to be executed. The signs are very
. portentous. What Germany by strong intercession
e might accomplish can hardly be determined; but
, it looks very much as if England will fight with or
without Austria, if Russia so desires. There are
e two hundred thousand Mahommedans in British
e India, who have chafed under the defeat of Turkey,
, and are ready to answer the first call to arms. But
e if England decides on war, she will do so now, as
d in times past, without stopping to count numbers.
d It may be that the Government feels that the great
. European powers, "the three Emperors" who are
n so potent singly or in unison, have been too dis-
1 dainful of late years in dealing with their insular
equal. The nation may not be unwilling to use
e the occasion to show that it does not mean to be ig.
nored when interests in which it has a stake are
settled. Or it may be that the peace treaty jus!
concluded, is too vital to the British realm to be sub.
mitted to without a struggle. At all events, Eng-
land up to the present moment, stands on her de-
mand that the whole treaty must be submitted tc
the Congress of Powers; and all her acts indicate
that the consequences of her demand being rejected,
whatever they may be, are to be accepted and met.

. i STILL Ld.TEH.


RESIGNATION OF
DERB Y


LORD


- Since the above article was in type we have been
very obligingly favored with a three o'clock edition
n of the New York Evening Exprest of the 28th ultimo,
s which supplies the following:-
.' LONDON, March 28, 6 p.m.-LORD DERBY,
y Secretary of State for the Foreign Department, has
announced his resignation in the House of Lords."
l, The above indicates a very decisive policy on the
', part of the British Cabinet,

HOUSE STRUCKrn LIGHxxNo.-During the thun-
e derstorm that prevailed early on Monday night
Y last, 25th inst., the residence of Mr. Alfred Darrell,
situated on the north shore of Warwick, was struck
* by lightning. One stream of the electric fluid
y struck the eastern face of the chimney near the top,
h deeply seaming the masonry and proceeding down-
ward entered the house at the surface of the ground.
a Another stream struck the house just below the
n eaves and entered the building'through the roof of
a the kitchen, about eight or nine feet lower than the
main root. JThe course of the latter stream is dis-
tinctly traced down the inner wall until it reached
a water bucket, the handle of which was resting on
or near the wall, and at which point the course of
. the electric fluid seems to have been checked. At
a an interval of about 12 inches the course is again
distinctly visible, until it tears a path through the
wall, into the main building, through two rooms
and finally makes its exit through a square of glass.
At the moment the house was struck, Mr. Darrell
was standing in the doorway connecting the two
rooms through which the lightening passed. He
says the explosion resembled the discharge of a
; canncn. Though not seriously Injured by the elec-
trio current, he was yet partially stunned, and his
left side including the arm and leg considerably
* affected. He states :that what appeared to him a
ball of fire darted across the room and lingered an
; instant at the toe of his left boot-attracted doubt.
lessly by the iron nails in the boot. Miss Darrell
was sitting near a lighted kerosene lamp in the
same room. The light was extinguished, and she
herself affected in a manner similar to that of her
t father. The building did not sustain any serious
Slmage, and Mr. Darrell may congratulate himself
on having had aa extremey narrow escape.-Ber-
mudian, March 80.

It is satisfactory to learn that while declining the
spirited offer of Mr. John Burns with regard to
fitting one of the Cunard steamers as an armed
cruiser, the Admiralty hat informed him that the
object in view shall not be lost sight of. Plans are
being prepared for adapting vessels of this class to
work of the nature proposed, and experiments are
to be made to determine the best pattern gun fittings,
&c., to be placed on board should trading vessels be
taken into the Queen's service in war time, as of old.
The guns they would carry would be 64-pounders
M. L. R.


The Band of the XIX (Princess of Wales's
Own) Regt. will play on Fridays at the Lawn
Tennis" ground, St. Georges, instead of the Park,
in future.

ARRIVAL OF THE ADMIRAL.
H. M. S. Bellerophon, bearing the Flag of Admir-
al Sir A. Cooper Key, K.C.B., F.R.S., &c.,Captain
Fisher, attended by H. M. Ships Rover, Captain
Barnardiston, Sirius, Captain Sullivan, Blanche,
Captain Knowles, from the West Indies, anchored
in Murray Anchorage at 6 p.m, of the 25th March,
and proceeded next day to the Dock Yard, Ireland
Island.
The gallant Admiral was accompanied by Lady
Key, and his two daughters.
H. M. S. Pert, Commander Aitchison, arrived
yesterday from Havana.
H. M. S. Argus, Commander Harris, would leave
Barbados on 1st April, with mails for the Admiral
at Bermuda, and will be due here on the 7th.
It is rumored that Admiral Sir A. Cooper Key
will leave here in the first week of May, in his Flag
Ship the Bellerophon, for Halifax, where he ex-
pects to meet his successor Vice-Admiral Sir A.
Inglefield, when a transfer of the command will
take place.

A TERRIBLE DISASTER.
Loss OF H. M. S. EURYDICE, CAPTAIN MARCUS
HAuE, ON HER PASSAGE FROM BErBUDA TO ENG-
rLAN, WITH OVER 300 Lims.
The Eurydice, of 921 tons, was a training ship
for ordinary seamen, and ofter spending a few
months cruise in the West Indies, called here on
her return to England, and left on the 27th Feb-
ruary. She took from here 22 passengers-includ-
ing time expired men and invalids. Of the large
number on board only two were saved from a wa-
tery grave.
Captain L. J. G. Ferrier, R. E. and servant took
passage in the Eurydice hence for England.
Within one hours' sail of her destined port and
almost within speaking distance of the shore, this
terrible catastrophe happened Captain Ferrier
was well known in Bermuda, and his genial dispo-
sition had made him a general favorite.
Particulars in another column.

A BLACK LILY.-We had the pleasure of seeing
at the Garden of Pembroke Hall, on Friday last, a
Black Lily in full bloom, quite a curiosity in these
islands-it has attracted many visitors. The
spadix, some 6 inches long, perfectly black, with a
spathe of a rich black tinge, afterwards becoming
moroon in colour. This Lily has a much richer
spathe than the one that opened a fortnight ago.
SThese two plants, which flowered about the same
time last year, were raised from bulbs which Thos.
S. Reid, Esq., procured in Jerusalem, in the Spring
of 1876, and sent to Bermuda the same Autumn.
The Lily, which resembles in a certain measure
the Lords and Ladies found in the English hedges
in the Spring, Mr. Reid discovered growing wild
in the waste paths between Hebron and Bethle-
hem.

i 1 In consequence of the lamented death of
Mr. Joseph Richardson, the much respected Libra.
* rian of the Bermuda Library, we are requested to
state that all applications for that office niust be
addressed to the Honorary Secretary in the hand.
writing of the applicants. They will be received
during all the present week.
S***S
We regret to learn that General Sir William
O'Grady Haly, Commander-in-Chief of Her Maj-
esty's Forces in No a Scotia, whose severe illness
* at Halifax we alludl to in our Gazette of the 26th
ultimo, died on the 19th,
General Sir W. O'Grady Haly entered the army
in 1828 and became Colonel of the 47th Foot on the
2nd November, 1875. Sir William served in the
Eastern campaign of 1854-55, including the battles
of Alma (charger killed) and Inkerman (received
" four bayonet wounds) capture of Balaklava,
* siege and fall of Sebastopol and sortie of the 26th
SOctober (medal with four clasps, C.B., Officer of
the Legion of Honor, 3rd Class of the Medjidie and
Turkish Medal.)

Deputy Commissary W. Robertson arrived from
England in Beta on 23rd ult., having been detailed
to relieve Deputy Commissary Ravenhill at St.
Georges, whose period of foreign services has ex-
pired.
Mr. Henry Mellows, Lieutenant of Orderlies,
arrived from England on 23rd ulto., to assume
charge of the Hospital stores and equipment in this
command. These stores, &e., have, until recently,
been in charge of the Commissariat Department,
but it has been thought desirable to place them un-
der charge of Officers attached to the Army Medi.-
cal Department.
Surgeon Major Saunders, in Medical charge of
the troops at Boaz and Ireland Islands, has been
ordered to return to England, on completion of tour
of foreign service. Surgeon J. Brown having ar-
rived from the United Kingdom to relieve him.
Major Wilkinsoni, District Commissary General,
has been permitted to proceed at once to England,
on completion of tour of service in Bermuda, in-
stead of waiting for his successor's arrival. The
duties of D. C.'G. will devolve on Commissary Wild
until the arrival of Assistant Commissary General
H. J. Brownrigg, who has been appointed D. C. G.
for Bermuda. Mr. Brownrigg is, no doubt, well
known to many of the inhabitants of Bermuda,
having served in these Islands some years ago.


The new Army Pay Department" which has
been referred to in our columns at different times,
has at length been put into operation, although the
detailed Regulations have not yet been published.
The entire separation of the Financial from the
Comissariat Department causes great satisfaction
to the Officers of the former, especially as their new
dress will distinguish them from the officers of the
latter. It has been finally decided that the dress of
the Army Pay Department," shall be blue with
yellow facings.'
It is expected that H. M. S. Tamar will arrive
here in May with drafts.
On dit, the 46th Regiment will be relieved by the
50th Regiment in October next, the former Regt.
proceeding to the West Indies.

WAR OFiCio, March 12.-19th Foot-Major E.
H. Davidson, from the 100th Foot, to be Major,
vice M. Williams, who exchanges. Capt. and
Brevet Major W. H. Moffatt retires on a pension.
1st West India Regiment-Lieut. S. Fletcher to
be Capt., vice C. B. Steward, retired; March 2,
1878. Lieut. G. Brennan, from the 10th Foot; to
be Lieut., vice E. Herapath, who exchanges.

Long lost Charley Ross is now declared to have
turned up in a Home at Baltimore, where he was
sent by a charitable merchant, who found the lad
living as a street arab in Georgetown, Demerara.
He had been inhabiting Georgetown for four years,
having been stolen from Boston by a mulatto wo.
man, who has recently deserted him. The boy is
much darker than little Charley Ross was,
but the difference is attributed to time and exposure
to the weather, while he is said to have on his arms
several marks borne by the missing child, and his
reminiscences of his former home, of a song sung to
him as a child, and of the details of his capture,
confirm the belief of his identity. Mr. Ross, the
father, has gone to Baltimore to ascertain the truth
of the, matter.- London (Graphic, Feby. 23.


THE HALIFAX, BERMUDA AND ST. THO-
MAS MAIL STEAMERS.
The following is the amended Table of dates
upon which the Cunard Mail Packet is appointed to
leave St. Thomas for Bermuda during the remain-
der of the year 1878, that is on every fourth Satur-
day, commencing
Saturday, 2nd March, due at Bermuda 2nd April.
30th '. 30th "
27th April-[to wait till the 28th, if ne.
cessary, for the Packet from
Colon for Barbados]-due at
Bermuda on the 30th-if de.
tained-then on May 1.
Saturday, 25th May-due at Bermuda on 28th.
22nd June 25th.
20th July 23rd.
17th August 20th.
14th September 17th.
12th October 15th.
9th November 12th.
7th December 10th.

The following Letter is published by request :--
HAMILTON, April 1, 1878.
THE HON. S. S. INGHAM.
SIR,-With reference to the letter published over
my signature in the supplement to the Royal Ga.
zette of the 6th November, 1877, I beg leave to re-
tract the statement relating to you therein con.
trained, which I am now satisfied were unfounded
in fact; and to express my sincere regret at having
written or published the letter; and I am willing
that the same publicity shall be given to this re-
tractation and apology as were given to the original
letter.
Your obdt. Servt.,
A. R. THOMPSON.

Prices of Bermuda Produce in the New York
Market, on the 28th ultimo.
Potatoes............... .$6 @ $6-50
Onions (good ones) ..... #5 per box.
Tomatoes............... $1 "'
Beets....... ............#$1-25 "

A very neat piece of workmanship, the putting a
oval-shaped seat of cane in a mahogany chair, was
shewn us yesterday by Mr. E. Carey, it being his
own handiwork. We would recommend persons
requiring such work done to apply to Mr. C.

Sir George Gilbert Scott the famous English
Architect is dead. Our article on his works is re-
served for next week.

The severest snow storm that has occurred in
England for many years took place on the 25th
ultimo-last Sunday week.
A very extensive fire occurred at Philadelphia
on the 25th ultimo, the largest that has occurred
in that city within the last 10 years. It com-
menced at No. 123 North fourth street.

From the New York Herald, March 28.
WE BEG TO DECLINE.
One of the chief secretaries of Prince Gortchbakoff
has ventured the prediction that, in case of a war
between Russia and England, the former Power
might perhaps make an alliance with the.United
States, which would menace England's possessions
in America." We fear that the Secretary who of-.
fers th is suggestion has been in communication
with'Mr. O'Docovan Rossa, and has thus obtained
an erroneous impression in regard to the policy and
sentiments of the United States Government. Mr.
Rossa is not a fair representative of the peo-'
pie of America, and his peculiar ideas are not
shared by any considerable portion of our popula-
tion. We have always had a leaning toward Rus-
sia, and the relations between the Russian and
United States governments have been of the most
friendly character. At the time of the Crimean
war our sympathy was made so manifest as to give
some offence to England, and in the recent Turkish
war the best wishes of the Americans have been with
the Czar and civilization. But we respect England
and do not covet any of her possessions on this
side of the Atlantic, Certainly it is not at all pro-
bable that we should depart from our wise policy of
non-interference with the affairs of European na-
tions in the event of further complications. If Ca-
nada should be drained of her able-bodied man
population by a war between England and Russia
the province would be just as secure from attack by
the United States as if the whole border was lined
with artillery and bristling with bayonets. In such
a contest popular sentiment in the United States
would be divided, and possibly the prevailing sym-
pathy might be with Russia. But certainly our
government would take no side in the quarrel, and
our relations with England would be more friendly
and considerate in her hour of peril than at any
other time.

LONDON, March 28.-The Duke of Cambridge,
speaking at a meeting of the National Rifle Asso-
ciation yesterday evening, declared that Sir Henry
Halford and his team merited thanks for their gal-
lant conduct at Creedmor, but as they had been
unsuccessful, the Council had no intention of en.-
colraging a repetition of such a contest. He spoke
in high terms of the hospitality extended to the
team in America. Lord Wbarnoliffe said the
Creedmor contest showed that the English required
a better system of team shooting


LONDON, March 27.-The Lincoln spring meet-
ing, which began on Monday last, terminated to-
day. The principal race of the meeting-the run
for the Lincolnshire handicap-came off to-day.
Mr. R. Peck's b. g. Kaleidoscope was the winner;
Mr. Quartermaine East's Rosy Cross was second,
and Lord Wilton's Cradle third. The last betting
was 8 to 1 against Kaleidoscope, 15 to 1 against
Rosy Cross, and 10 to 1 against Cradle. Prince
Bathyany's Sidonia. which was the favorite, the
last betting against him being 5 to 1, did not get a
place. Twenty-seven horses ran.
A correspondent at Berlin states that an appa-
rently inspired article in the Berlin Poet justifies
England's demand and declares that Russia should
be wise enough to be moderate.
Premier Cairoli in the Italian Chambers yester-
day set forth the programme of the new Ministry.
He said among other things that it was their in-
tention to maintain Italy's neutrality in present
foreign complications and to reduce some taxes
pressing heaviest on the poor. His speech was
much cheered.
The Times' special despatch from Rome says the
the forthcoming encyclical letter of Pope Leo XIII
will dwell upon the desire of the Papacy to unite
with Italy so as to secure a position better suited
to its ecclesiastical character.
BERLIN, March 27.-The Pope's conciliatory let-
ter to the German Emperor has been answered in
the same spirit. There is a prospect of the Ultra-
montane difficulty being overcome.
HALIFAX, March 20.-The creditors of Messrs
Almon and Mackintosh, bankers and brokers, held
a meeting to-day. The statement showed 8191,000
direct liabilities, $248,000 assets, and indirect lia-
bilities of $300,000. The estate will be liquidated.
under trustees, the partners to manage, but con-
tract no new liabilities.
A telegram, dated Adelaide, Jan. 24, says that
Major-Gen. Sir William Jervois, K.C.M.G., C.B.
the governor, returns home next mail, and will be
absent six months,


OVERWHELMED BY THE SEA.

TERRIBLE FATE OF fH. M. SHIP EURY.
DICE."
More Than Three Hundred Persons Carried Down by
the Capsized Ship in a moment of Time-But Two
of the Entire Ship's Company Known to Have
Survived.
LoNDON, March 25.-In London and the provinces
yesterday the weather was fine and bright until about
3.30 o'clock in the afternoon, when an almost uni-
versal change ensued. Short and violent gusts of wind
accompanied by snow and dust storms of a very
unusual character, as brief as they were sudden,
followed rapidly from almost opposite points of the
compass. It is supposed that the capsizing and sink.
ing of the British naval training-ship Eurydice off the
Isle of Wight in the afternoon was due to the sudden-
ness with which a squall overtook the ship, and the
fact that the entire force fell on the full spread of her
canvass. As the Eurydice was close in shore, a dan.
gerous gust would give probably no warning when
sail might have been shortened or the ship's helm
altered so as to improve her position, added to which
it is possible that the disposition ot her guns, stores,
or other dead weight may have given a leverage to
the force of the wind by lessening her ordinary sta-
bility .e..
Dunnose, off which the ship was lost, 3s a lofty
headland, and is well-known to visitors to the Isle of
Wight. It is situated a short distance south of Shank-
lin Chine, about midway from that point to Black
Gang Chine.
The Eurydice was commissioned at Portsmouth in
February, 1877, and went on a practice cruise to the
West Indies, whence she had been for some days ex-
pected at Portsmouth. She had a smart crew, whose
number is variously given at from 200 to more than
300. At 4 o'clock in the afternoon, when off Dunnose,
and proceeding under lull sail, a squall struck the
vessel. She capsized and sank immediately. The
schooner Emma, which was passing the Eurydice at
the time of the disaster, rescued five persons, includ-
ing Lieut. Francis H. Tabor, after they had been an
hour in the water. T of these died, so the only
survivors of the disaster are Benjamin Cuddiford,
able seamen, and Sydney Fletcher, first-class boy,*
The following is Cuddiford's story:
"The ship capsized in a squall and snow storm
about 4 o'clock in the afternoon, when five miles
from Dunnose. There were over 300 persons on
board, all of whom, except myself and Fletcher, were,
I believe lost. I was one of the last on the ship.
Capt. Hare was near me when she went down after
capsizing, and she carried with her a large number of
men who were clinging to her, or were drawn down
in the vortex. A man near me said,' A vessel was
close by when the squall came on, and therefore we
will be sure to be picked up.' I was more than an
hour in the water, being a first-rate swimmer, and
very many of my comrades cried to me for help. I
tried to assist two or three, but at last there were
four clinging to me, and I was obliged to kick them
off. Our ship left Bermuda three weeks ago. We
passed the Lizard (County of Cornwall, and most
southern point of Great Britain) yesterday, and ex-
pected to anchor at Spitheai about 5 o'clock in the
afternoon."
The later reports lead to the belief that the Eurydice
had about 320 officers and seamen, of which 270
were young'men in training, besides about 20 officers
and men taken on board at Bermuda as invalids, time-
expired men and court-martialed prisoners.
Lloyds, however, place the number on board at
315, of whom only two are known to have survived,
though a dispatch from Ventnor says that, as a bark
was seen bearing toward Dunnose just before the
squall, there is some hope entertained that she may
have rescued others.
In consequence of the strong ebb tide and north
wind at the time the bodies are not expected to come
ashore. All hands were mustering on deck for prayers
at the time of the disaster. But for the passing of
the schooner nothing would have been known of the
loss, as everything was obscured from the sight of
those on shore in consequence of the blinding snow-
storm, and it would have been thought that the ship
had gone on to Spithead.
The vessel lies, with her masts visible, two miles off
Luccombe Chine Point, where a ravine comes down
to the sea, and through which the wind blows with a
force against which vessels cannot stand unless closely
reefed.
Boats went out last night to search for bodies, but
none were found. Several gun-boats are to-day
cruising in the neighborhood. An effort will be made
to raise the vessel.
A dispatch from Cowes says: "* There is no donbt
that the Eurydice was carrying too much sail. She
had her lower and upper studding sails set." A
Portsmouth dispatch days: "It is feared that with the
men embarked at Bermuda, and probably from Ad-
miral Keys' Squadron, (North America and West In-
dies,) the Eurydice had nearly 400 persons on board."
LONDON, March 16.-An official list issued by the
Admiralty shows that the Eurydice's officers and crew
numbered 298 men. Seven, however, were possibly,
left at Barbados in prison. All the accounts agree
that there were also from 20 to 30 passengers (officers
invalids, men whose time had expired, &c.,) on board'
Verdict of the Coroner's Jury, Nobody to Blame-
i List of the Ship's Officers.
LONDON, March 27.- A Coroner's inquest has found
that the loss of the Eurydice was accidental, no blame
attaching to anybody.
The following is a list of the officers lost on board
the Eurydice off the Isle of Wight lm rday, as
copied from the official register: Crfp. Marcus A.
Hare, Lieuts Francis H. Tabor, William E. Black,
Stanley E. Burney, Naval Lieut. Nathaniel Child;
Staff Surgeon, James L. Whitney; Paymaster,
Frank Pitman : Sub. Lieuts. Hon. Edward R. Gifford.


Herbert S. Edmunds, Walter S. Smith; Surgeon,
Robert Murdoch, M. B.; Gunner, Frederick Allen ;
Boatswain, Joseph Warren, William Brewer; Assis-
tant Clerk, William Lamont.

THE CANADIAN FISHERIES AWARD.
BRITISH TAUNTS-THE PACKING OF TE COMMIS-
SION.
TORONTO, Mar. 21.-A special cable despatch from
London to the Globe says: The Times' editorial on the
fisheries award says it is unfortunate for the good
fame of the United States that at a moment when
the financial policy of Congress has awakened grave
suspicions and anxieties in Europe, some American
politicians of considerable importance and notoriety
display another phase of the repudiating spirit in
opposing the payment of the award. The reckless
language of Mr. Blaine and General Butler is not
only throwing discredit on the country but damag-
ing to the systemm of settling international disputes
by arbitration. No country henceforward will be
willing to refer claims to arbitration if the decision
of the arbitrators is liable to be challenged by the un.
successful party. This is as plain as that American
credit will be severely shaken if they refuse to abide
by the award. It will be reasonably argued that the.
Government which seeks to evade the consequence
.of the reference to a tribunal chosen with its full
knowledge and free consent, is not likely to be
scrupulous in maintaining the obligation of incon-
venient contracts with foreign creditors. Attempts
at evasion and attacks upon the impartiality of M.-'
Delfosse are of a piece with the spirit of the chica-
nery which has attempted to force an interpretation
of unanimous award.
In London, Wednesday, March 20, the marriage
of the Earl of Rosebery to Miss Hannah de Roths-
child, only daughter of Baron Meyer de Rothschild,
was celebrated with both civil and religious cere.
monies.




BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE


S From st April to 30th September, the after-
noon Malls are despatched from the Post Offices at
four o'clock.
Captain John Moresby, Admiral Somerset's
successor, as Captain Superintendent of the Royal
Naval Establishments, Ireland Island, arrived in
the Mail Steamer yesterday from New York,
The Rheidol Queen cleared at London for Bermuda
,on the 14th ultimo.
The Sir G. F. Seymour was to leave London for
Bermuda on the 21st ultimo.
The Barque Eliza Barss was ready for sea at New
York on the 28th ultimo, and would leave first
favorable change of wind.
MARRIED, on the 28th ultimo, at St. Ann's Church,
Southampton, by the Rev. J. F. B. L. Lough, Rector
of Paget and Warwick, assisted by the Rev. Mark
James, Rector of Pembroke and Devonshire, JAMES
HENRY MASTERS, onlr son of W. S. Masters Esqr.,
M.C.P., to EMILY, only daughter of Orville Cooper,
Esqr.
( -*ill- J"-slll, ,W-w u- .. U
DIED, in Sandys Parish on the 22nd ulto., MRS.
HONORA NICHOLS, relict of the late Samuel L. Nichols,
in the 87th year of her age. It can be truly said of
this worthy lady that she was eminently useful in her
generation. To instruct the poor and the ignorant
was her pleasure, and for more than halt a century the
chief business of her life ; and when the end came, in
possession of all her faculties, she calmly resigned her
spirit to Him through whose promises she humbly
trusted for a joyful resurrection.
........., at Ireland Island, on Monday the 25th
ultimo, after a long and painful illness, MR. JAMES
E. LLEWELLIN, aged 36 years, leaving a wife and 6
children, and a number of relatives and friends, to
mourn their loss.
........., in St. George on the 27th March, after a
iort illness, MARGARET FOWLE, widow of the late
eorge Richardson, Esqr., aged 81 years.
...... .., at his residence in this Parish yesterday
morning, after a short illness, CAPTAIN JOSEPH RICH-
RDsoN, aged 75 years, leaving a widow, two sons, one
daughter and numerous friends to mourn their loss.
Mr. Richardson has held the office of Public Librarian
for several years. He was a conscientious good man.
1E His Funeral will take place at 10 o'clock this
\morning from his late residence. Relatives and
'friends are invited to attend.
........ in Hamilton Parish, on the evening of the
16th ulto., MARY ELIZABETH, relict of Thomas Davis,
Esqr., aged 61 years, leaving a son, two daughters and
other relatives and friends to mourn her departure.

A Supplement of Five
Columns accompanies this issue
M W of the Gazette. It contains :- I
Foreign News-latest, selected from papers by
the Canima.
Communications from "C. W. McCallan,"
Economy," A Deeply Interested Na-
tive," ," Tennyson's New Poem,
&c., &c.


Royal Mail Steamers
'IILPIH.f' ad 6 B ,f 7'7 .9
Deduction in Freight Charges.
FROM and after this date FREIGHT will
S be taken at following rates :-
Freight to St. Thomas on Barrels Potatoes
and Onions, 50 cents per Barrel, payable
in American Gold at St. Thomas.
Freight from St. Thomas on Barrels Sugar,
Vegetables and Fruit, 50 cents.
Freight to Halifax on Barrels Potatoes and
Onions, 50 cents, Dominion Currency.
Freight to Halifax on Boxes Onions, 20 cents.
Freight to Halifax on Bxs. Tomatoes, 10 cents.
Small Packages as usual, 2s. sterling.
Goods for shipment will have to be reported
at the Office, where a Shipping Ticket will be
furnished and the Goods received at the Ship's
tackles.
JOSEPH M. HAYWARD,
.. Agent.


St. Ueorge's, Bermuda, 2
March 26, 1878. 2 3p


GOLD DRa./IF'I'S!
AT SIGHT,
On New York.


Apply to
S. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, Ist April, 1878.

Notice.
rillE Undersigned will pay highest Marke
SRates for

Bermuda Produce,
Put up in approved manner for Shipment to
New York.
J.nO. F. BURROWS.
Hamilton, 2nd April, 1878.-4 3p.


Notice.
To Farmers and Shippers of
Bermuda Produce,
Consignmenis to
Messrs E P. LOOMIS & C o.,
92 Barclay Street,
NEW YORK,
Are solicited by the Undersigned who will re-
ceive and forward same.
Returns made Promptly.
B. W. WALKER & CO.
Hamilton, March 4th, 1878.-to May 31 3p.
e
Notice to Growers
of Bermuda Produce.
S'IH Undersigned beg to offer their Services
for Receiving and Forwarding Consign.
ments of
Bermuda Produce,
To iessrs. JOHA .NIX 4- Co.,
Of NEW YORK,
"Throughout the coming Crop Season."
All Shipments intrusted to our Care will have
our usual good attention.
J. T. DARRELL & CO.,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
January 21, 1878.-2 m. 3rd p.


Auction


THE SALE OF BOOKS
By authority of
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GENERAL
COMMANDING,

WILL BE CONTINUED,
AT OCuB ST O RES,
At 12 o'clock,

This Day, Tuesday,
2nd instant.
THERE REMAIN
ABOUT 700 VOLUMES
Comprising a great many valuable Books.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Auctioneers.
Hamilton, April 2, 1878.


BY AUCTION(
To-morrow, Wednesday,
3rd inst., 12 o'clock,
&T T i iA 0L D %TA. ND
I WILL SELL,
20 BTLS. Double Extra Family FLOUR
20 B 15 Do. FLOUR, said to be dam-
aged
5 Bls. Bright Grocery SUGAR
50 Bags CORN and RICE
20 Boxes CODFISH
10 Half Chests and smaller Packages TEA
4 Half Bls. Family BEEF
1 Barrel No. 2 Salt MACKEREL
BUTTER CHEESE LARD
MATCHES CANDLES CIGARS FIGS
STARCH, SOAP and SODA
Wrapping PAPER Kegs NAILS
1 Cooking STOVE with all the FITTINGS
1 Laundry DO. with Flat Irons and Pipe
FURNITURE Ready-made CLOTHING
BUCKETS BROOMS Wash BOARDS
&c., &c.
ALSO,
A Draught


And whatever else may appear for Sale.
JOHN HARNE'TT,
Auctioneer.


Hamilton, April 2, 1878.


WANTED,
ABOUT 2,400,
To defray the Expenses on British
Barque


AND CARGO
PEARCE, Master,
At this Port in distress from New York bound
to the English Channel for orders, with a
cargo of Corn. Said amount to be secured
by Bottomry and Respondentia Bond on
Vessel, Freight and Cargo.


Will be received from Parties willing to fur-
nish the above amount,
At the Subscriber's Office until 5
o'clock

TO-MAORRO W,


3rd instant.
J. S.
St, George's, April 2nd, 1878.


Heney's


J/uction


DARRELL.


,Ialar t


On Friday Next,
April 5th, at 11 o'clock, A.i.,
And each succeeding Friday until further notice,
I Will Sell by w, action,
In Front of my Office, Queen Street,
SUCH MISCELLANEOUS
MERCHANDISE,
As may appear for Sale on that day.
Goods received up to 10 o'clock, a.m., on
each Friday, and prompt returns every Saturday.
W. J. HE.NEY,
Auctioneer.
Hlamilton, March 30, 1878.-5


Just Rec
Per CdALJ
A Small Quantity
TOB.WICCO


eived,

of Choice
SEED.


As the supply is limited, persons wishing to
purchase had better call early at 46 and 47
Front Street, Hamilton, where will be found
the best assortment of CIGARS, CIGAR-
ETTES and TOBACCO in Bermuda.
H. A, GRANTHAM.
I amilton, April 2, 1878.

Lost,
EITWEEN the Night of Thursday and the
M morning of Friday last,
9' A OWING- BOAT.
Topsides painted light stone colour, inside and
out; bottom, inside and out, painted green,
Any person having found the same will con-
fer a great favour on the undersigned, who will
be fouud daily at the Park in this Town.
STEPHEN A. YOUNG.
Hamilton, April 2, 1878,


Sale.


WE WIIL SEZLI "J
AT PUBLIC AUCTION,
Under the ia Shed. "


..de.. ... -'- w...hvd7..


On


At 12 o'clock,
Thursday next,


4th instant,
20 BARRELS FLOUR
10 Do. MEAL
20 Barrels Bright Grocery SUGAR
100 Sugar-Cured HAMS
25 SHOULDERS
25 Bologna SAUSAGES
20 Drums FISH
10 Tubs and Kegs BUTTER
50 Reams Tomato PAPER
10 Kegs NAILS, various sizes
20 Bags BRAN, 5 bushels each
20 Bags OATS, 3 do. do.
20 Bales HAY
20 Barrels Table POTATOES


1 Case CIGARS, shipped contrary
to order.
ALSO,
By Direction of the Naval Store-
keeper,
1 GIG, 30 feet
I Cutter GIG I DINGY.
AND,
10 Pieces PERCALES
10 do. GRENADINE.
B. W. WALKER & CO..


Hamilton, April 1st, 1878.


Auctioneers.


For Benefit of Owners, Underwri-
ters and all Concerned.

BY AUCTION,
WILL BE "OLD.D
oN U2ITT3.'S0 WEA7F,
IN THIS TOWN,
On Thursday next,
The 4th Instant, at 11 o'clock,
3 The Hull, Spars,
Sails, Rigging, Chains,
Anchors, Boats, &c., &c.,
Of the British Brigantine "CLARA & AG-
NESS," A. Gagnion, Master, which Vessel
put into this Port in distress on a Voyage
from New York bound to Gibraltar for orders,
abandoned on Survey and Estimate and Sold
as above in accordance with instructions.
JOHN S. DARRELL,
Agent.
St. George's Bermuda,
April 1st, 1878. J
For Benefit of Owners, Underwrit4
ers and all Concerned.


lhw A


WILL BE


SOLD,


ON
R. C. .}PlcCallan's Whar'f,
(Opposite the Post Office),
IN THIS TOWN,

On FRIDAY next,
!; The 5th inst., At 12 M.,
6 BLS. Portland CEMENT
1 Coi 20 Bales OAKUM
1 Coil 31 Inch Hemp ROPE
1 Do. 4 do. Do. DO.
1 Package, 2 Coils 9-thread RATLIN
1 Do. 2 do. 3-yarn SPUNYARN
1 Do. 2 do. 2-yarn DO.
1 Do. 2 do. 2-yarn DO.
1 Do. 5 do. MARLINE
1 Do. 5 do. DO.
The same having been Damaged on board
the British Barkentine "Heather Bell," Thos.
Owen, Master, on a Voyage from London
bound to Bermuda, and on Survey recommend-
ed to be Sold as above.
THOSE. C. McCALLAN,
Auctioneer.
St. George's, Bermuda,
April 1st, 1878. }



TZE MISZS 1PFRIT
Have received per last Steamer an assortment of
Seasonable

Millinery Goods
To which they invite attention.
Paget, March 30, 1878.-Ipd

Box Material.

THE UNDERSIGNED,
ARE NOW RECEIVING
Ex Schooner "F. E. HALLOCK,"


Onion and Tomato

MATERI


Box

A


L


Of best Quality.
Which is offered on accommodating terms from
the Wharf.
Parties who have engaged will please call
early.
B. W. WALKER & GO.
Hamilton, March 18th, 1878,-3 3p.


New York .Mail Steamer.


The Steam Ship

SCanima,"


Captain LIDDICOAT,
Will leave hence for New York


4th April, at I P.M.,
To leave thence for return on
Ilth April.


All MAILS to close at the Post Office at
10 a.m., on Thursday 4th April.
Specie and Parcel List will close at 6 p.m.,
on Wednesday. the 3rd instant.
Produce and other Freight will be received
until 6 p.m. Wednesday the 3rd instant.
Bills of Lading signed until 10 a.m. 4th.
Passengers Stage will be removed at 12*30
p.m., 4th instant.
Warehouse must be cleared on 6th inst.
Return Tickets"'can be issued now at Ber.
nmuda as well as at New York.
The Freight-rare on Tomatoes in Boxes larger
than the usual size will be Thirty Cents each in
Gold.
TROTT46 COX,
Agents.
Hamilton, 2nd April, 1878.

.Mr. Wm. B. Degarmo,


OF NE0."W TOP
IWOULD respectfully announce that
sponse to highly encouraging
from Friends and Patrons in Bermuda,
again visit these Islands Professionally
ganize
Classes in Dancinz


Deportment
In the Different Parishes,
The Terms will be for 24 Lessons, 2 10/.
Mr. Degarmo will leave New York on the
Steamer Caniina," Thursday, April 25th and
will open the Classes about May 1st.
Subscribers will please leave their Names at
the Office of the Royal Gazette."
April Ist, 1878.-3 3p.

For Sale,
EX "C AN IMI A t."
CORN BRAN Corn MEAL
OATM IEAL Oil MEAL FLOUR
Pearl BARLEY B. E. PEAS
Pure MUSTARD PEPPER and VINEGAR
S \LMON LOBSTER HIOMINY
MILK JELLIES, all kinds
TEA COFFEE SUGAR SOAPS
sTAIRCII BLUKING CANDLES
Stove POLISil BLACKING
Whiting, Washing SO I) A POTA TOES
CARROTS ONIONS, &c.
Fire Test 150 Deg. Kerosene OIL, 1/4 single
Gallon
Superior Winter Whale OIL, 4/ Gallon
IIAMS BACON BUTTER
REFRIGERATORS Ice COOLERS
Pickuic BASKETS Ice CUTTERS
TONGS and PICKS Rock SALT
Soft SOAP, for tHarnesses, &c., &c.
Apply at the ICE OFOU8E,
I East Broadway.
WJlT TE D,
One Second Hand Small
COOKING STOVE.
G. W. CASTNER.
Hamilton, 1st April, 1878.-2


iil re-
letters
he will
and or-


The Undersigned Offers,
By Recent Arrivals,
At Low Rates for Cash,
Heavy IILACK OATS
AND
OLaAND TIUOTH7 ZAT,
Fine Food for Hunters,
Barrels bright SUGA R
BIs. Table POTATOES Sacks E. 1. RICE
Goldleaf and Black TOIB ACCO
Kerosene OIL
Anthracite COAL, very Cheap
from the Wharf
&e., &c., &c.


BURROWS.


JOHN F. 13
Hamilton, April 2, 1878.-2 3p


Wanted,
On Mortgage Security of ample value,
The Num of 1000,
For Three Years.
Apply to
S. BROWNLOW GRAY, Esqr.,
Hamilton.
April 2, 1878.-Ipd.

I Notice
To Farmers and Others.

THIE UNDERSIGNED,
I Would Respectfully Solicit Consignments of
Bermuda Produce,
Throughout the present Crop Season.
Feeling confident that his long experience and
thorough acquaintance with the Business will
enable him to give every satisfaction.
MR. W. T. JAMES,
42 Front Street, Hamilton,
Will receive and forward Consignments free of
charge.
Account Sales and Cash returns promptly made.
WILLIAM PEACOCK,
I 58, 60 & 62 Centre Row, W. Washington.
Market, New York.
' February 4, 187b.-3m. 3p.


NAVY


I|


KEROSENE
For one year commencing on 1st May next.
Probable quantity required 600 gallons, in
such quantities as may be ordered from time
to time by the Naval Storekeeper.
Tenders to state the price per Imperial gal-
lon, delivered, on the wharf at Hamilton, by
Tenderers residing in that Town, and at the
Dockyard by Tenderers from other parts of
the Island.
Separate Tenders to be sent in for
each Article.
Tenders for Sugar and for Vegetables. to be
signed by two responsible persons, engaging
to become bound with the Tenderer, in the
sum undermentioned, for the due fulfilment of
the Contract.
For Sugar................500.
For Vegetables............. 300.
The Lowest Tenders, for Vegetable and Ke-
rosene, if otherwise satisfactory, will be ac-
cepted ; that for Sugar will be submitted for
the consideration of the SUPERINTENDENT OF
VIOTUALLIoNG at the Admiralty, London.
Fiirther particulars may be obtained on ap-
plication at my Office. e


30th March,, 1878.


A. VIZARD,
Naval Storekeeper.


Required at H. ,M. Dockyard,
A WARDER.
Wages 4/ per day for seven days per week,
With Quarters.
Application to be made and Testimonials
lodged with CiEF IWARDER by 6th Proximo.
March 30th, 1878.


Notice


To Growers and Owners
OF BERMUDA PRODUCE.
IN consequence of the great increase in ship-
ments of Produce to New York since the
season of 1874, we deem it necessary to give
notice, that we are ready to give our personal
attention as usual to all Shipments of Bermuda
Produce for New York made through us, but
without being responsible for the net proceeds
until paid to our order in New York, which will
be given to the'New York Consignees for Sale,
by each vessel transporting a shipment.
When necessary to order Specie in return for
any shipment it will be insured at the expense
of the Owners interested, and Owners will
clearly understand that all the dangers of trans.
port are borne by them.


TROTT 4 COX.
Hamilton, Bermuda, 30th June p
February 9, 1878. to 30th June, 3P
Unclaimed rlLetters.
Mrs Altcombe, Mrs Mary F Anderson, Garcia
Augusta, Thos Adams, Rozi Bitacourte, Thos J
Butterfield, Mrs Peter Bassett, J W Cook, Catherine
Casey, Alice Cox, Mrs James Cox, Spinalla Dinas,
R J P Darrell, W S Darrell, B Damonte, Joseph G
Darrel l, Mrs Mary F Eve, P L DeMory Gray, Jane
,, Harford, mss A E Heath, W J Harvey, F T Ham.
ilton, R.N., Sarah Henry, Herr A Henessen (care of
Wm Nusum), Mingo Jones, C Johansen, Miss Lynch,
Joze Mariante Joze de Mellieros, Vieira Maciel, Jozs
SMachado, Margaret W Marsh, Samuel Nelmeg, Mrs
Noble, A M Oudney, Mariante Para, TJ Powell ',
Machado Pereira, Mrs J T Plat, W S Robinson,
Mrs IE A owe, Sanders, .Tames Fulton Smith,
Miss EILzabeth Simmons, Ann Seymour, J Falconer
Smith, Thuraa J Smith, Blanch Sims, Mary Swan,
Henry Swan, Elizabeth Saltus, W C Simmond,
James J Smith, Miss Siddons, Mr Sims (Steward),
i Jeremiah Swan, Mrs Frances Smith, E A smith,
Francisco de Silveiria, R E Willeck, WH Williams
Sarah Wood, Mrs Conway Williams.
Post Office, Hamilton, April 1, 1878.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, United States, and
Dominion of Canada, per Steamer Canima," close
at the Post Office, Hamilton, ON THURSDAY
NEXT, at ten a.m. Correspondence received in
the Forenoon Mails will be in time.
I UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
FICE, ST. GEORGE, 1st April, 1878.
William Albuoy, B Burchall, Alex Black, Fredk
Barren, C Baumbach, B Cramer, Mrs Edwards,
Fredk S Flanders, James Ming, Harry. MoMillan,
Hugh Mitchell, William McCallen, Colon McVicar,
W, T Roberts, Susan Jano Smith, Benj F Smith,
John H Smith, Mary J Trott, Susan Trott, .Mary F
i Trott, Mangel D Vieira, Alfred Whito,


I


If


I


i


CONTRACTS.


Bermuda Dock Yard.

TrENDERS in duplicate, will be received at
my Office until noon of


15th April next,
For the Supply of the undermentioned
*.R TICLES.
For Her Majesty's Service.
VIz:-
SUGAR.
(Common Brown.)
For three years commencing on 1st July, 1878.
Probable quantity required, 50,000 lbs. per
annum.
The Sugar, which must be thoroughly drain-
ed, is to be delivered on the Wharf at Her
Majesty's Victualling Yard, and to be subject
to the approval of a Board of Officers.
The Tenders to state the price per 100 lbs.
avoirdupois, and to enclose a sample.
VEGETABLES.
For three years commencing on 1st July, 1878.
Probable quantity required, 100,000 lbs. per
annum, deliverable on board Her Majesty's
Ships, in such quantities as may be ordered by
the Paymasters thereof.
The Tenders to state the price per 100 lbs.
avoirdupois.





J D 5-".0YAL ACo'&1'i


7Fri t'he Canadian JMoathly and National Review. toes (retail) at fifteen dollars a barirel: and those
.olonie]d Ia (rCS iuy Ow-s for a son ', an. fl. vr on
FOME RAMiBLING NOTES OF AN IDLE jord I -a t I I, a on
XCURSION. twcticut in the same a1,vatlagcous way, if she
The early twilight of a Sunday evening in Hamil- thought of it.
ton,.Bermuda, is an alluring time. There is just We passed, a roadside grocery with a sign up,
enough of whispering breeze, fragrance of flowers, Potatoes Wanted." An ignorant stronger,
and sense of repose to raise one's thoughts heaven- doubtless. He could not have gone thi ty steps
ward; and just enough amateur piano music to from his place without findingpllenty of them.
keep him reminded of the other place. There are In several fields the arrowroot crop was already'.
many venerable pianos in Hamilton, and they all sprouting. Bermuda used to make a vast-annual
play at twilight. Age enlarges and enriches the profit out of this staple before fire-arms cainme into
powers of some musical instruments, notably such general use.
those of the violin,-but it seems to set a piano's They say that the Bermuda climate is mild and
teeth on edge. Most of the music in vogue I her is equable, with never any snow or ice, anid that one
the same that those pianos prattled in their inno- may be very comfortable in spring clothing the
cent infancy ; and there is something very pathetic year round, there. We had delightful and decided
abqut it when they they go over it now, in their summer weather in May, with a flaming sun that
asthmatic second childhood, dropping a note here permitted the thinnest of raiment, and yet there
and there, where a tooth is gone. was a constant breeze; corsequently we were never
We attended evening service at the stately Epis-. discomforted by heat. At four or'five in the after-
copal church on the hill, where were five or six 'noon the mercury began to go'down,-and then it be-
hundred people, half of them white and the other came necessary to change to thick garments. I went
half black, according to the usual Bermudian pro.- to St. George's in the morning clothed in thethinnest
portions; and all weJl dressed-a thing which is of linen, and reached home at five in the afternoon
also usual in Bermuda, and to be confidently ex- with t'wo overcoats on. The nights are said to be
pected. There was good music, which we heard, away ecool and bracing.' We'had mosquito nets,
and doubtless a good sermon, but there was a won- -ahdi the 'Reverenrd said the mosquitoes persecuted
derful deal of coughing, and so only the'high-paits him a good' deal. 'I often heard him slapping and
of the argument carried over it. banging at these imaginary creatures with'as much
The next morning, at what seemed a very early. .zeal as if they had been real. There are no mos-
hour, the little white table-waiter appeared sudden- quitoes in the Bermudas in May..
ly in my room and shot a single word out" of "The pbet Thomas Moore spent seven months in
himself: "Breakfast!" Bermuda mbie thaii seventy years ago. He was
This was a remarkable boy in many ways-,' He sent out to' be registrar Of the admiralty. I am not
was about eleven years old ; he had alert, intent quite' clear as to- the function of; a registrar of the
black eyes; he was quick of movement; there was admiralty of Bermuda, but 1 think it is'hi duty to
no hesitation, no uncertainty about him anywhere; keep a record of. all the admirals born there. I will
there was a military decision in his lip, his manner, 'inquire into' this. There was not much doing in
his speech, that was an astonishing'thing to see-in a --admirals, and Moore got tired and went away. A
little chap like him; he wasted no words; his an- reverently preserved souvenir of him isstfill one of
swers always came so quick and brief that theyy -the tr,-nsnres of the islands. I gathered the idea,
seemed to be part of the question that had been, ..yauely,' that it waq a jug, but was px-rsistently
asked instead of a reply to it. When he stood at' th'wna ted' in the 'twenty-two efforts I made to visit
table with his fly-brush, rigid, erect, his face set in it. However, it was- no matter, for I found after-
a cast iron gravity, he was a statue till he detected wards that it was only a chair.
a dawning want in somebody's eye; then he pelin-. -1'here are:soveral "sights"' in th fBemudas, of
ced down, supplied it, and was instantly .a statue, courset, baut they are easily avoided. This is a
again. When he was sent to the kitchen lor. any-, greata4dvantage,--roe cannot have 'it in Europe.
thing he marched upright tilLhe got to the d9por,; Bermu.da is tt~e eight eduntry fo,r,a jaded man to.'
he turned hand-springs the rest of the way. "loaft" in. There are no harassments;ithe deep
During this day and the next we took carriage peace and quiet of the country sink into line's body
drives about the island and over the town of St. and bones and give his conscience a rest, x nd chlo-
George's, fifteen or twenty miles away. Such hard, reform the legion of invisible sginil devils that"dr'
excellent roads to drive over are not to be found always trying ,t. whitewash his hair. A good mhny
elsewhere out of Europe. An intelligent young co- Americans go there'about, the first of March and
lored man drove us, and acted as guide-book. In remain fill the early spring weeks have finished
the edge of town we saw five or six mountain cabh. their villainies at home.
bage palms (atrocious name!) standing in a straight The Bermudians are hoping soon to have tele-:
row, and equidistant from each other. These were 'graphic communication with the world, But even
not the largest or the tallest trees I have ever seen, after they hall have acquired this curse it will
but they were the stateliest, the most majestic,, still be a good country to go to for a vacation,:for
That row' of them must be the nearest that nature' lere are charming little islets scattered about the'
has ever come to counterfeiting a colonnade. inclosed sea vbere one' could live secure from inter-
These trees are all the same height, say sixty feet; ruption. The telegraph boy would have'to come in
the trunks as gray as granite, with a very gradual a boat, and one could easily kill him while he was
and perfect taper; without sign of branch or knot making his landing.
or flaw; the surface not looking like bark, but like We had spent four days in Bermuda,--three
granite that has been dressed and not polished, bright ones out of doors and one rainy one in the
Thus all the way up the diminishing shaft for fifty house, we'being disappointed about getting a yacht
feet; then it begins to take the appearance of being for a sail; and now our furlough was ended.
closely wrapped, spool-fashion, with grey cord, or : MARK TWAX. -
of having been turned in a lathe. Above this point
there is an outward swell, and thence upwards, for WOMANKIND IN TURKEY.
six feet or more, the cylinder is a bright, fresh -
green, and is formed of wrappings like those of Oddly enough, the most closely veiled among the
an ear ot Indian corn. Then comes the great Ottoman women are the negresses. The whiter in
spraying palm plume, also green. Other palm- complexion and the comelier in mien they are, the
trees always lean out of the perpendicular, or have more anxions the gentle sex in Turkey seem to be
a curve in them. But the plumb-line could not to reduce the concealment of the yashmak to an" ir-
detect a deflection in any individual of this stately reducible minimum." It is especially on Friday, the
row; they stand as straight as a colonnade of Baal- Mohaammedan Sabbath,that the veil appears in its
bee; they have its great height, they have its grace- true character as a transparent fraud, and that the
fulness, they have its dignity; in moonlight or Thrkish daughter of Eve asserts her traditional and
twilight, and shorn of their plumes, they would indefeasible right not only of being pretty, but of
duplicate it. looking pretty, and of attracting thereby' the admir-
Here and there on the country roads we found ing looks of man. On Saturday, after they have
lemon, papau, orange, lime, and fig trees: also been to the mosque or to the bath, the great Turk*-
several sorts of palms, among them the cocoa, the ish ladies are driven in their broughams across one
date, and the palmetto. We saw some bamboos or the other of the bridges which span- the Golden
forty feet high, with stems as thick as a man's arm. Horn, and come in o Pera for the.purpose of shop-
Jungles of the mangrove-tree stood up out of ping. The carriages are the cause, between noon,
s'amps, propped on Iheir interlacing roots as upon and four- and five in the' afternoon, of a terrible
calmps, p oroppedeeintt erlaing roots a uponudMot erlebl ntlck ithe Gi and Rue; but it is well worth while,
a tangle of stilts. In dryer places the noble tania- b the and Rue; but wel th wl
rind sent down its grateful cloud of shade. Here to stroll along this narrow and filthy lane, say from
and there the blossomy tamarisk adorned the road- i 1seri's Hotel as far as the Palace of the British
side. There was a curious gnarled and twisted Embassy, for the sake of looking at the Turkish
black tree, without a single leaf on it. It might belles in their carriages. They do not appear to
have passed itself off for a dead apple-tree but for have the slightest object ion :to0the'admiring glances
the fact that it had a star-like, red-hotb flower of the Franks ; and indeed, it is hinted that they
sprinkled sparsely over its person. It had the scat- visit Pera quite' as' much for the purpose of' being
tery red glow that a constellation might have when stared at as of shopping.- Their veils are so gauzy
1 glimpsed through smoked glass. It is possible that and so artfully disposed as rather to enhance than
, our constellations have been so constructed as to be to (liI irt'ii the attracLiveness of-the features which
invisible through smoked glass; if this is so it is a the yashmok professes to hide ; and although I am
great mistake. myself constitutionally averse from eyeing a lady
We saw a tree that bears grapes, and just as too cldcsely-I'am one of the hundred and forty-five .
calmly and unostentatiously as a vine would do it. elderly gentlemen .,eft in Great Britain and Ireland
We saw an india-rubber tree but out of season, who have not forgotten how to blush--and although
possibly, so there were no shoes on it, nor supend- I am'extremely short-sighted, 1' can testify that the
ers, nor anything that a person would properly ex great majority of the Turkish-ladies who visit Pera
pect to find there. This gave it an impressively on Saturdays are young, plump, fair in complexion,
fraudulent look. There was exactly one mahogany-- rosy. lipped, andbrght-eyed; *When they are very
tree on the island. I know this to be reliable, be- y' ung y have beautifully pearly teeth, but p Yese
cause I saw a man who said he had counted it habitually 'spoil by'eating too much sweetstuff and
many a time and could not be mistaken. He was by smoking too many cigarettes. ';Their eyebrows
a man with a hare lip and a pure heart, and every- are very symmetrically painted with some black
body said he was as true as steel. -Such men are pigmentu and are so cunningly prolonged'that the
all too few ainrpitrftercmeintecnroften'eycagterad inner points far the arcs meet in the centre of the -


One's eye caught near and far the pink cloud of brow. The ismes of the eyelis are tinge with'
the oleander and the red blaze of the pomegranate kohl, a preparation of antimony of a liverish brown
blossom. In one piece of wild wood the morning- in hue, the effect of which is certainly to throw the
glory vines had wrapped the trees to their very tops, eye into vivacious relief, but which nevertheless, to
and decorated them all over with couples and my thinking at least, imparts an expression of
clusters of great blue bells,-a fine and striking hardness,'verging, indeed, ui on Impudence, to the
spectacle, at a little distance. But the dull cedar is entire physiognoimy.-G. A. Sala.
everywhere, and it is the prevailing foliage. One *
does not appreciate how dull it is until the varnish- GENERALS UNDER FIRE.
ed, bright green attire of the infrequent lemon-tree A correspondent writes: Conversation with Muk,-
pleasantly intrudes its contrast. In one thing Ber- tar to-day turned upon Generals exposing themselves
inuda is eminently tropical,-was in May, at least, to fire, and upon Suleiman's habit of 'sitting on his
-the unbrilliant, slightly faded, unrejoicing look sofa and telegraphing the order of battle. 'This is all
of the landscape. For forests arrayed in a blem- very well,' he said, where your army is perfect at all s
ishless magnificence of glowing green foliage that points, but it will hbt do with our Army. A General
seems to exult in its own existence, and can move in chief command ought not to be obliged to be in the
the beholder to an enthusiasm that will make him front line, for his mind ought to be free from the
either shout or cry, one must go to countries that 'small cares of a battle. But, in practice, I found that
have malignant winters. -" it was only by leading my men myself that I could get ,
We saw scores of coloured farmers digging their roy plans carried out. I have fouglit 28 battles, small
crops of potatoes and onions, their wives and chil- and large, this campaign ; nine of these have been
dren helping,-entirely contented and comfortable, general engagements. I have always been enormous-
if looks go for anything. We never met a man, or ly outnumbered. I have never had more than 45 bat- I
woman, or child, anywhere in this sunny island, taliorfs in hand; ;rarely less thai' 80 or 90 befo'-e me.
who seemed to be unprosperous or discontented, After such experience any opinion is worth something.
or sorry about anything. This sort of monotony W\ell, my opinion is that to-extract the full ,power of f
became very tiresome presently, and even some- our soldiers the General himself must becalways in
thing worse. The spectacle ot an entire nation their front, and to my early perception of this fact I at- t
groveling in contentment is an infuriating thing, tribute having been able to do what I did in Asia. ;I was,-, s
We felt the lack of something in this community, unfortunately, not' well secotqde byj either my right y
--a vague, an undefinable, an elusive something, or left wing. They allowed themselves to be held in
and y(t a lack. But after considerable thought we cheek by, an inferior force all the time. Had they -
made out what it was-tramps. Let them go shown a little movie energy, we might have attained a
there, right now, in a body. It is utterly virgin better result.' In the room were several officers of l
soil, Passage is cheap. Every true patriot' in high rank, and when Suleiman's name was mentioned i
America will help buy tickets. Whole armies of the terms of disapprobation lhich greeted it werp una- M
these excellent beings can be spared from our nimous. To him are attributed all the disastersiof the'
midst and our polls ; they will find a delicious cli- campaign' in Europe, arid his honesty is called in
m a:e and a green, kind-hearted people. There are question.
pl;tatoes and onions for all, and a generous wel-
come for the first batch that arrives, and elegant '
braves for the second. Oh, Death thou strange, mysterious power, seen ,
It was the Early Rose potato the people were every day, yet never understood but by the uncomn-
digging. Later in the year they have another crop, municative dead, what art thou ?-Lillo. t
which they call the Garuet, We buy their poto-- A'Christian is the highest st yle of man.--Young~


A LECTURE ON THE EASTERN QUESTION.

The lecturer, the Rev. Mr. Millinger of Halifax,
N. S., began by giving an interesting account of
the fundamental principles of the government of the
Turkish empire and the Mohammedan religion.
They considered it their great office as an empire
to uphold their religion. When, by conquest or
otherwise, a christian people came under a Turkish
rule, the first step of the Moslem was to attempt
their conversion. If they remained unconverted
they were compelled to pay a small tax and their
testimony in court was not considered legal test.
mony ; consequently, in a dispute between a Turk
and a Christian, which came before a court, it was
decided in favor of the former merely through the
fact of his statement being legal testimony, while
that of the latter was illegal. There were no bar-
rister in Turkish courts, every man pleading his
own case. A Christian subject could not enter the
army; consequently the whole military force of
Turkey was in exclusively Moslem hands, thus
putting the Christians entirely in the hands of their
masters. The whole government, except the lower
offices, was also in the hands of the Moslem, only
one Christian, an Armenian, ever having been Ra
minister. This state of affairs could not continue
to exist peaceably. The Christians were in every
way treated as a lower order of beings by the Mos-
lems. He related several amusing anecdotes illus-
trative of this fact. Thus in spirit there was a con-
stant warfare going on between the two classes of
the community, one hated and despised by the
other. Then 'another cause of the outbreak be-
tween the two classes of the community was the ex-
tremely corrupt government of the Turks. All
offices had to be paid for handsomely, and as a con-.
sequence the officers tried to make their situations
as remunerative to themselves as possible, and fre-
quently resorted to practices of extortion on the
Christians. The extortionate practices of the tax
gatherers were the main cause of the great insur-
rection in the Christian Provinces of Turkey which
became so widespread. Speaking of the ignorance
of the Turkish nation he instanced the ridiculous
theories they had of the eclipses of the sun and
earthquakes. These matters made the Christians
ashamed of themselves for being governed by such
people. The lecturer eloquently pointed out that
the conflict of-the Christians was one for liberty and
one in which they should have the sympathy of
every civilized nation in the world. The mass of
the Turkish people were so filled with the ol.d ideas
of their being the parties who should govern all
other religions, that it was impossible for the pro-
mises made by their more enlightened statesmen to
be kept and they were broken. Hence it became
necessary for Russian bayonets to enforce the ful-
filiment of those promises. Russia had a kindred
feeling in religion with the abused Christians un-
der Turkish misrule, hence their greater interest in
the matter than other nations. If they would act
only on this principle, only enter Turkey to free
their oppressed co-religionists, they would stand.
before the world covered with glory which other-
wise they could not bear. But he was sorry to say
that be feared Russia was not as disinterested as
Grand Duke Nicholas' telegram to the Czar would
designate. He feared Russia only wished to drive
the Turks out to take their place. The Christians
did not want to change masters; to be liberated
from the wolf to be made prisoner by the bear.
We might very safely sympathise with our country
in the course she was taking. English interests, he
was glad to say, did not clash with those of the op-
pressed Turkish Christians. England only wanted
to keep the Russians in their own country and pre-
vent their intrusion into a country in which they
could be very injurious to the interests of England
and Austria, and one in which they were not want-
ed by the natives.
He thought he could safely say Eng!and was not
guilty of the charge of selfishness in this matter, so
freely made against her in some quarters. Ger-
many, it was said, had advised England to occupy
Egypt in order that her interests might be protect-
ed without causing a conflict with Russia. But
England had no more right to occupy Egypt than
Russia had to occupy Constantinople.

OUR INTEREST IN THE MATPER.
Under the above caption the Philatlelphir In-
gquirer discusses, in the following terms, as', to how
a war between England and Russia would affect
the United States :-
- Now, we are a peace-loving people, and we not
only profess, but sincerely feel, the warmest inter-
national friendship for both Russia and" oEngland.
If the voice of this country could settle the question
there would assuredly be no war. But it would be
a oerl affectation of sentimentality for us to ignore
fhe fact that, if the two countries will fight, we
must be,'the gainers, whoever loses. We- should
supply England with more breadstuffs at higher
prices and Russia with more arms and munitions.
Our farmers and mechanics would receive more
money and spend more; our railroads would be
more actively employed; our merchant marine
would be rebuilt and our ports enlivened with ar-
riving and departing steamers covered by the Stars
and Stripes. Our manufactures, especially of iron
and textile fabrics, would revive; the demand for
.'bal would increase three and fourfold ; investment,
in corporate companies would appreciate in value';
dividends would be regularly resumed ; stocks and
securities Would advance, and prosperity would
once more smile upon the land. Far be it from us
to desire war anywhere upon the earth, especially
far be it from us to wish harm either to our British
brethren or to our Russian friends,, but if these two.
Powers should determine upon-a resort to arms, it
would be far more to our advantage than the war


between Russia and Turkey has been.

TURKEY THE ANTAGONIST OF ENGLAND
IN ASIA.,
According to the Vienna 'semi-official Politische
Correspondenz, Server Pasha, a few days ago, told
the Greek banker, Zarifi, -hit,. Turkey having lost
ier Europeain possessions, all.she could, hope to reo-
ta in this part of the world was a footing at Con-
stantinople under -Russian patronage. But gshe
was still st ron enough to aspire to the renovation
)f her Asiatic Caliphate, and in pursuit of this
uew policy would have to constitute herself the
enemy of England and the antagonist of the Em-
press of India. What, then, could suit her better
han to make common cause with JUussia in Asia?
L'he -English would soon learn that if Turkey need-
en English support in Europe, England cannot dis-.
pense with Turkish help in Asia.

PERSONS TO AvoID.---No class of people can in-
lictsuch martyrdom on their associates as those
who are given'to the habit of reminding others of
heir failings and peculiarities. You are never
safeV"with such a person.: When you have done.
rour-very best to0please, and are feeling kindly and
)leasantly, out will pop some bitter speech or.
ineer, but too well aimed to be misunderstood.
Setting aside the unkindness of the habit, and
cooking at it entirely from a worldly point of view,
t doegnuot pay to say disagreeable- things to those
who love us, as our ill-nature will in the end recoil
upon oursevles.

TRUTH.-There is nothing so. delightful ,as tha
hearing or the speaking of the truth; for this reason,
here is no conversation so agreeable as that of the
nan of integrity, who hears without any intention
o betray, and speaks without any intention to de-
?eive.--. lato. .


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1878.


Late from Europe and Amnerica.

The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
arrived at her wharf in this Town, early yesterday
morning, she left New York on the afternoon of
Thursday last.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Pur-
ser Gale, Mr. Mitchell, 1st officer, Mr. Astwood,
2nd officer..Mr. Harding, Mr. Miller, 2nd engineer,
and Mr. Haase, passenger, for files of New York
papers to the afternoon of the 28th instant.
Gold 101 to 101J.
Shares Delaware & Hudson Canal Co., 52.
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shipped to New York, for which gold is demanded.

LONDON, March 27.-The Times this morning
says: To surrender the hope of the Congress islto
abandon the Eastern question to the drifts and
currents of separate jealousies and excitements,
and to throw away the only means of submitting it
to quiet consideration. To sacrifice substantial
principles, even for the sake of avoiding such a
danger, would be to incur an equal peril. But it
ought to be the object of all the Governments, that
of Russia included, to promote the meeting of the
Congress by all means which do not obviously and
necessarily involve such a sacrifice."
The London correspondent of the Manchester
l"rdian says: "The situation so far as regards
J"j meeting of the Congress is much improved by
assurances that Lord Derby, Foreign Secretary,
has received from Count Schouvaloff, the Russian
Ambassador here, during the past few hours.
Count Schouvaloff kept Russia's negative to Eng-
land's demand regarding the submission of the
treaty to the Congress in his pocket (having learn-
ed that the consequences of such a refusal would
be serious), and did not deliver it until he received
authority to give Lord Derby certain assurances
and explanations. There is some fear however
that the smooth word miay be intended to quiet
England until Gen. Ignatieff can negotiate an un-
derstanding with Austria."
*The utterances from Berlin on the Eastern ques-
tion this morning-the first semi-official expression
of opinion since the hitch in the Congress project-
are entirely different from the assertions hitherto
made by special correspondents. The Berlin Post,
which prints nothing political without a purpose,
and which is one of Prince Bismarck's organs, says:
-" The failure of the Congress would probably result
in Russia and England remaining at peace, but
arming for war. These prolonged armaments Eng-
land can infinitely better afford than Russia, who
would be reduced to exhaustion were she obliged
to maintain her armies on a war footing for some
years. As Russia cannot attack England, while
England is perfectly in a position to bide her
time, the Czar will probably be driven to extend
his conquests in the interval, the better to be pre-
pared for the collision when it does occur. But in
such case Austria and Greece would join England
to protect their own interests. As to Germany,
she will never fight for Russian or any other for-
eign interests. Russia, therefore, would better re-
strain her ambition."
Despatches from Vienna are again conflicting,
the correspondent there of the Daily Telegraph ad-
hering to his belief that an anti-English coalition
will result from the pending negotiations, and that
Gen. Ignatieff comes .to Vienna for the purpose of
striking a bargain for the partition of Turkey.
The correspondent probably derives his Informa-
tion from some political coterie which colors it ac-
cording to its bias. The Times' correspondent at
Vienna, who is, perhaps, nearer to Count Andras-
sy's views, says: Gen. Ignatieff's purposes are un-
known, but probably, as the person most familiar
with the treaty of San Stefano, be comes to explain
its scope and show how it can be modified in the
interest of Austria. But as the Austrian Govern-
ment is perfectly capable of judging these matters
for itself, Gen. Ignatieff is not more likely to suc-
ceed on this than on the two former missions. The
Russian answer to England's latest question mere-
ly says that the Government adheres to its former
views. This does not sound very promising, but it
is still thought here that the reply will not close all
interchange of opinion."
To-day's Vienna newspapers consider that the
Congress has failed, and that Austria must now
look to the protection of her own interests. The
New Free Press (liberal, anti-Russian, and pro-
Bismarck) says that Gen. Ignatieff's purpose is to
isolate England. The Deutsche Zeitung (strong
German and anti-Hungarian) thinks that Austria
will gain by an'Anglo-Russian war, because Rus-
sia must pay a high price for Austria's neutrality.
The Tagespresse regards Gen. Ignatieff's mission as
a striking tribute to the correctness of Count An-
drassy's policy of always consulting Austro-Hun-
garian interests. The Fremdenblatt hopes that Gen.
Ignatieff will succeed in effecting an arrangement
with the Government. It says: "The time has
now arrived when Austria should think of protect-
ing her interests by precautionary measures beyond
her own frontiers." This remark of the Fremden-
blatt means the annexation of Bosnia, Herzegovina,
Northern Albania, and a part of Macedonia. The
semi-official papers are silent. Gen. Ignatieff was
in conference with Count Andrassy this morning
and had, an audience with the Emperor in the af-
ternoon. The) Political Correspondence says Gen.
Ignatieff's mission is a proof that the key of the
situation, as regards the eventuality of war, is in
Vienna, and the Austrian Government must allow
England to entertain no doubt that she cannot
reckon upon Austria.


A despatch from Vienna announces that an ar"
rangement between Austria and Russia is approach"
ing completion, whereby Austria is to take Bosnia
Herzegovina, North Albania, and a part of Mace-
donia, including Salonica.
A Berlin despatch to the Pall Mall Gazette says:
"The Powers have declined a suggestion made by
Russia that the Congress be held without England.
Prince Gortchakoff is endeavouring to bring about
a meeting of the three Emperors and the three
Chancellors. Russia is understood to have indica-
ted her willingness to make further concessions to
Austria, and some concessions also to Roumania,
being prompted, it is thought, by the growing ap-
prehensions of differences with England. Germany
has, under the circumstances, abandoned for the
present, all idea of issuing invitations for a Con-
gress."
The Berlin Tagblatt says: Prince Bismarck's
latest attempt at mediation between England and
Russia has thus far been unsuccessful. His pro-
posal was that Russia should indicated beforehand
the points in the treaty which she agrees should be
discussed at the Congress. Russia has not yet re-
plied to this proposal."
The Bucharest papers attack the stipulation in
the treaty of San Stefano that Russia shall main-
tain communications through Roumania two years.
They say that the Russo-Roumanian Convention
terminates with the end of the war, and that the
stipulation would perpetuate the block of traffic
on the Roumanian roads and railways and injure
the trade of the country. The Roumanian Govern-
ment has refused a Russian application to build a
hospital and telegraph station at Galatz.
At a secret sitting of the Roumanian Chamber
yesterday, Count Ghika reported that the Emperor
of Russia considered the opposition to the retroces-
sion ot Bessarabia as a personal insult. The an-
ncuncement caused a great sensation, and the sit.
ting was adjourned.
A telegram from Bucharest says that the Bess-
arabian question stands thus: Russia has agreed


that it should be brought before the Congress and
decided by it, declaring herself ready to keep the
Dobrudja if the powers pronounce against the ex-
change."
There is much excitement in London over the
threatening state of Eastern affairs, and it has ex-
tended to the Stock Exchange, where a feverish
feeling characterizes transactions. Consols opened
weak to-day at 95 5-16, and declined I per cent.
to 95 3-16.
The Government has distributed among boat-
builders an order for additional horse boats, to be
delivered immediately.
A Constantinople telegram says that Osman Pa-
sha has been appointed Commander-in-Chiaf.
BeLOaRADE, March 27.-It is said that the Servi-
an Government, having refused to mobilize the
* army on the northern frontier as a demonstration
against Austria, without the consent of the Skupt-
schina, which, it was known beforehand, would not
be given, Russia suggested a suspension of the Con-
stitution. This suggestion has been declined, after
nearly causing a Ministerial crisis.
'CONSTANTINOPLE, March 27.-The Grand Duke
Nicholas will probably remain here a week. He
dined to-day with the Sultan. The company in-
cluded several Russian princes and generals, and
Vefyk, Safvet, Namyk, Reonf, and Osman Pashas.
The Sultan is having presents and an imperial or-
der prepared for the Grand Duke, who will visit
him again. A project is being discussed for the
erection of a sanitarium for the Russian sick on
the heights of Bujukdere.
BUCHAREST, March 27.-In the Chamber of Dep.
uties to-day M. Cogalniceano, Minister of Foreign
Affairs, declared that the treaty of San Stefano
was, for Roumania, null and void. He stigma-
tized that treaty as a scourge. The Roumanian
Government, he said, would yield nothing where
the rights of the country were concerned.
ST. PETERSBURG, March 27.-The Agence Russe
considers the alleged proposal of Prince Bismarck,
that Russia should indicate beforehand the points
of the treaty she was willing should be discussed,
unlikely to effect a settlement.

AN EXCITED PARTY OPPOSES CONCES-
SIONS TO AUSTRIA.
LONDON, March 28.-The London correspond-
ence of the Manchester Guardian says:-"The
improved symptoms of the Eastern question noticed
yesterday have rapidly passed away. The Con-
gress is now regarded as virtually abandoned."
The Times St. Petersburg correspondent sends the
following as the view and mode of reasoning current
there: The British Cabinet in demanding a form-
al assurance from Russia, which none of theother
powers support, must have one of two aims-either
to inflict formal humiliation on Russia, or to get
out of thb necessity of attending the Congress. In
the former case Russia cannot make any conces-
sion; in the latter the Congress will not be held,
and Russia will endeavour to come to an arrange-
ment with Germany and Austria. Thus England
condemns herself to isolation, makes the triple alli-
ance a political necessity, and, perhaps, renders
inevitable that radical solution of the Eastern
question which she wishes to prevent."
A despatch from St. Petersburg received at Paris
says that there is an excited party there who op-
pose any concession to Austria which might impair
the treaty of San Stefano, which is considered suffi-
ciently humiliating to Russia already.
The Vienna correspondent of the Times tengraphs
as follows:-" The impression still prevails that, in
spite of the little promising answer that Russia
maintains her former standpoint, negotiations must
not be regarded as altogether broken off, since
Russia just now, as may be conjectured from the
successive arrivals of Prince Alexander of Hesse
and General Ignatieff, lays some stress on showing
herself as conciliatory as possible to Austria, and
on trying to remove the bad impression produced
here by the preliminary treaty. This Government,
more than any other, may be in a position to find a
compromise satisfactory to both sides. So long as
the slightest chance remains of a real Congress of
all the signatory powers, thus securing the possibi-
lity of a European settlement, it will be tenaciously
clung to here. All efforts will be concentrated on
increasing these chances and on removing the ob-
stacles in the way of the Congress."
A Vienna despatch received at Paris says : "The
pro-Russian party are urging the Government to
accept Bosnia, Herzegovina, and territory on the
JEgean Sea."
The Daily Telegraph has a Vienna despatch say-
ing : *" A sadden and unaccountable change in the
Government's attitude is reported. It is said that
Count Andrassy has only been feigning concurrence
with the Court party, and that he is now preparing
to oppose Russia openly, with the entire Hungarian
party at his back." "

From the New York Commercial Advertiser, March 27.
WAR IN THilE BALANCE.
American enterprise has again won a victory, and
this morning's Hlerald shows what can be done in the
field of journalism. It publishes an important and
interesting report of an interview with General Igna-
tieff, and some conclusive extracts from the official
organ, the Journal de St. Petersburg. All this points
to war with extraordinary force, and the famous Mus-
covite general and diplomatist has even plainly de-
clared that it England drives Russia "to extremities"
we shall remember a certain phrase which has now
become celebrated, "J'y suis J'yreste' (I am here,


and here I shall remain). Moreover, Ignatieff de-
clared that Russia was "ready for everything, and the
Grand Duke Nicholas only awaits the word." This is'
therefore, the critical week," as said by Muscovite
diplomatists in their interviews with American jour-
nalists, and it is not necessary to reproduce their ex-
planations of the intricacies of European politics,
especially in regard to the attitude of Austria, for
they are already familiar. Still the news of to-day
can be understood in the light of two recent facts
bearing on the character of General Ignatieff, and 'on
his threats to forward General Skobeleff to India,
where he would attack England in her cherished In-
dian Empire. General Ignatieff is the most accurate
personification of Muscovite hatred against the Brit-
ish, and to such an extent that he is said to have lately
proposed to shoot the dragoman (chief interpreter and
manager) of the British Embassy. It he did not go
to that extreme it is an official fact that, while he was
handling that affair, he used language which the
British Foreign Under Secretary declared in his place
in Parliament to be of an unfriendly character. Gen.
Ignatieff is liable to lose his temper only when he
thinks of the English, and the very fact of his being
sent to Vienna shows that he will make any sacrifice
in order to prevent Austria from siding with England
in the negotiations or in the war. As to the despatch
of Gen. Skobeleff to India, this would not be such an
easy matter as is thought by the muscovite diplomat-
ist. The latest news from India reports that in case
of an anti-Russian war 200,000 Moslem Indians
would flock within a fortnight to the English flag, in
the hope of fighting for the Crescent. It was even
rumored that Nana Sahib, of the Sepoy rebellion, was
actually alive; that his wife had never put on mourn.
ing nor acted like a widow, and that the British, be-
ing afraid of an alliance between the Hindoos and the
discontented Moalems, were disposed to give satisfac-
tion to the latter by defending Turkey against the
voracity of the Muscovite Bear. At any rate, if war
begins this week, England will not lack ammunitions,
since it has been found necessary to engage storage in
private warehouses along the Thames, for the Govern-
ment storehouses are crowded with warlike stores to
their utmost capacity.


To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
SIR,-Allow me a space in your widely circulated
paper, for a few remarks to place myself right in the
eyes of the public. I have tried to do so in the Colo-
nist," and if you have read that paper of the 20th March
you will see the result. The Editor of the Colonist"
made a remark in my presence, and that of others a short
time since, tbat Editorials were not always written by
the Editors, which at the time had a tendency to
strengthen a suspicion in my mind, that all the Edito-
rials in the Colonist" were not written by the Editor.
Why should the Colonist" take up the Velocipede trou-
ble so earnestly and fight so hard to have the running
of them put a stop to, when he had the major part of
the community against him ? The Colonist" had
nothing at stake, as far as I can see, whether they ran or
not. To say th,% least, it showed very bad taste for a
paper, Editorially, to express an opinion, one way or
another, while a case was being inve tigaled by His
Excellency and the people waiting his decision.
I would not undertake to say who wrote that lengthy,
and I might say windy. Editorial in the Colonist" on
Wednesday. March 2)th; but he starts off with very
much bluster and bombast about the unskilful Judge.
I think Judge, however, carried too many guns for him.
Judge's article is much clearer than any I have seen in
the Colonist," and I think more reliance can be placed
in its statements.
He sees very little in my letter, but it seems to me he
must have spent a great deal of time and labor to de-
molish that little, and I do not see that he has accom-
plished his object after all. I had no idea of annihila-
ting any one, when I wrote the letter referred to. or I
should have thought it too serious a matter to rush into.
The two grains of wheat must have been very large
ones, as they seemed to have caused a great amount of
unnecessary uneasiness. He says fully one-third of my
article was taken up with my son." Now really I do
not know what to say about the MeCallan's." I have
heard strangers say that they were very numerous on
these Islands, but on my word I did not think they were
half as numerous ; for he has twenty-six of them crowd-
ed into his one article. Only think of it! Perhaps
this accounts for its length. He seems to make a great
deal of fuss over the white-headed boy who never told
a lie," and occupies considerable space in setting forth
his good traits, which would be quite complimentary.
if he could be considered sincere in his remarks. But
it is so rare a thing to find now-a-days, one that can
wholly confine himself to the truth, that the manifested
astonishment can scarcely be wondered at. therefore I
conclude that his remarks are intended to be ironical.
Who never told a lie (as far as his papa knows.")
Well if he is the right kind of a papa, he should be the
party best capable of judging; as he has more to do
with him and can study out his character and natural
traits, and make a good man of him. I am sorry to
have te say it. but I do think that some papa's in this
part of the world, do not always know their children
when they see them. consequently cannot or do not,
"bring them up in the way they should go."
The assertion in the Police Court about my son being
about to start in a race," I must here state was made
at my store door, and not, to my knowledge, at the Po-
lice Court, as stated in the Colonist; another in-
stance of misrepresentation in its columns. I think it
was very fully proved the boys were not playing in the
streets, when they were arrested, so the Police Magis-
trate must have gone further. The Chief of Police
made no statement on oath, to my knowledge, in Court
in my presence, about the boys being about to start in a
race, and I do not remember of hearing the sound of
his voice in any shape, during the time I was there. I
have also very carefully read over a certified copy, by
the Police Magistrate, of the proceedings of the Court
in Mr. Inglis's case; which reads : In the afternoon
of Monday last, 24th February, 1878. I came down a
lane in the Town (I do not know what name it has)
into York Street. I saw two boys with a play cart each
-about to run around by the Post Office." The above is
a quotation from the sworn to statement of the Chief of
Police. Now the Colonist" says, meaning me: He
finds it convenient to ignore the "point blank asser-
tion" of the Chief of Police, that the boys were about to
run a race-and his testimony to that effect taken upon
oath." It certainly looks very strange to me, with a
certified copy of the whole evidence, or proceedings, be-
fore me, and after a careful examination of it, I can
find no such thing, that the "Colonist" should have it
before them. I do not believe our Police Magistrate
would place his name officially, or in any other capacity,
to a false statement. I have a better opinion of him
than that. Now as far as the dilemma goes I think the
boot fits best on the other leg." I still contend, it
was my opinion, under the circumstance I related, lie,
the Magistrate, was not justified in acting as he did ;
but not under the circumstances the Colonist" relates.
I do not deny, and never did, being notified by the
Police. That order, it seems, was not justified by law,
as has since been proved ; therefore I was not disobey-
ing any law. It seems the order referred to had no law
to back it up, or it would not have been reversed.
Sir Robert Laffan," says the Colonist," "is the
man to decide-and His Excellency has already decided
that the interpretation put upon the law by the Police
Magistrate is the right one.' This is a clincher.
Now, if this thing was all decided as the "Colonist"
states-why all this commotion at the Police Court on
Thursday morning, March 21st, when the decision of
the Magistrate was reversed, and the fines refunded ?
Perhaps the Magistrate had given his official opinion of
the case in question first; but when the other side of
the story was told, (for there were two sides to this
story,) to His Excellency, it seemed to have put an en-
tire different face on the matter; hence the cause of the
delay in thefinal settlement. You see now, I suppose,
"that time alone will tell who is wrong." My antagon-
ist was so much more brilliant than I, that his brillian-
cy must have dazzled his intellect, when he drew the
comparison between a Velocipede and a Perambulator,
or my vision cannot be very clear, as I cannot see the
point. The one is for a boy (not a baby,) to propel
himself in, the other for some one else to propel the
baby in.
See to what quibbles the Colonist resorts to mys-
tify the public ? It says : Why should he be so ready
to deny the expression ?" The sons of Mr. James
Smith, of Mr. Ryan and Mr. Boyle were reported as
well as Mr. McCallan's, &c. Why did not they come
forward and indignantly deny the expression ? But it
my readers wil! take the trouble to refer to the Co-


lonist" under date Wednesday, February 27th, they
will find only Mr. Inglis's case in the Police reports.
At least that was the day he was called up. As I only
had a verbal hearing, with the Magistrate, my case was
not reported; and these were the only two cases (his
and mine) for the offence referred to, had up that day,
or for several days before, or after; therefore there was
no necessity of the above mentioned Gentleman taking
the matter up. But I think enough has been said on
that point already, so I shall treat it with the silent
contempt it deserves.
I admit, when a parent will take a child and delib-
erately instruct him to persist in violating law and
defying :authority-however trifling the original cir-
cumstances may be-the question becomes one of grave
importance." I do not see how an order can be con-
strued as law, with no law behind it to back it up. I
did not take- particular care to disobey that order,
(which the Colonist" it seems calls law,) but merely
acted as I should have done, if there had been no such
order issued, and let the boy use his velocipede as he
had always done; only forbid him racing, playing, im-
peding progress in the street, &c., &c., as I under-
stood the order was only to prevent such things, and
nothing else. Anyone can, or may see, why that ex-
pression" sticks so hard and the Colonist" tries to
make so much out ot it. It does not apply to the Ve-
locipede question in the least, or the use of them in any
way, as I have already said. They had a lame case and
did not know what to say. They had better have said
nothing. The article puts me in mind of a hen with a
scattered brood of chickens, when they are in jeopardy,
and she tries to protect them all at once, and in the
excitement fails to protect any of them, where if she
would confine her attention to those nearest to her, or
a few, she might save some of them. The Colonist"
flies all over his article and fails to produce sound ar-
gument in any plirt of it; or in other words gets the
whole thing mixed up, so that, he becomes lost in his
own arguments." That is the worst of getting on the
wrong side. -
I never admitted the "expression" to any one, or in
the presence of any one. I will take the responsibility
on my own shoulders, (though I am small,) of making
my child a good citizen, without the help of.:any one
else. Besides, you know it makes a child lose the
confidence he should place in his parent's judgment, if 1
an outsider and a stranger has to step in and take the
place a parent should occupy!


I acknowledge the kind offer of the Colonist" to lay
open its columns for me to further vindicate myself;
but I must beg to decline, as I see one attempt has
proved a failure, and I suppose a second would be likely
to meet with a similar result.
I think I can quote the words of the writer of an
Editorial in the Colonist" (under date of March 13th,
where he comments on an article signed "Judge." in
the Gazette.) very appropriately in my own case; as
they sound just like all the rest of the Editorials lately,
(and may have been written by the same person,) as
they would be better, perhaps, than any I could com-
pose, or at least as good, in reference to the Editorial
on my letter. Here they are: We can see, however,
that the so-called answer" is remarkable for its abu-
siveness, its general untruthfulness, and for the wilful,
or may be invincible ignorance of the writer in respect
of the matter about which he was writing," &c. "Un -
der present circumstances, we can even sympathize
with the man who is compelled to sacrifice truth in or-
der to become severe, as he thinks, and whose severity
-after all-turns out to be but abuse." This is just
the thing, so I can fight him with his own words. I
think'I could not have composed anything half so good
for my purpose. I shall be under a lasting obligation
to him for furnishing them at the present time.
Now, how about the laugh ? Here is another of the
'Colonist's' wise sayings which I cannot let slip through
my fingers just now, for this is to be my last letter on
the Velocipede question, as it is my intention to let the
matter end with this.
Let those laugh who lose, those who win will be
sure to laugh." Alas they did not make the faintest
effort to follow his advice in this case. His failure here
was as complete as the rest of his Editorials were, to
influence the decision of His Excellency, if that was
their intention.
But I failed to see the laugh of those that lost in
Court on Thursday morning, March 21st. They had
more the appearance (to use a common expression) of
"biting the head off of a ten-penny nail."
Here is where comes in the fun ;
Those that laughed were those than won !
I am sorry to have taken up so much of your valuable
time and space; but here again I must use one more
old expression and that is, "It is no use mourning
over 'spilled milk.' "
C. W. McCALLAN.
St. George's, Bermuda, 7
March 28, 1878. )

For the Royal Gazette.
A NEW CAUSEWAY.
With the exception of the Light House the Cause-
way is the greatest and wisest work ever performed in
Bermuda, and I think we have no reason to regret the
cost, great as it was. through our inexperience in such
undertakings. There is another Causeway as much
needed in its relative importance, and the cost of which
can be much better regulated under our experienced
Colonial Surveyor. It is at the Eastern extremity of
our harbor (Hamilton), not in that deep water that was
once contemplated, which was estimated at several
thousand pounds, but much further East in shallow
water, somewhere about opposite to Yr. Thomas'
School on the HIamilton side, and Eastward of the re-
sidence of the Honble. G. S. Tucker on the Paget side.
The saving of time to carts loaded with produce for
shipment, and to pedestrians, would in the double jour
ney be about half an hour over the present course, and
it is unnecessary to say that the last mile of a journey
is generally the hardest. Take the aggregate of thous-
ands of these in future years, the cost to the Colony will
be a very small percentage. In the crop seasons there
are hundreds of loads of Produce that come to Town by
land, and the saving of time to the men, of exhaustion
to the poor beasts, and of injury to the produce through
a long journey in the roasting sun, would be of incal-
culable value to the farming interests of Southampton,
Warwick and Pagets ; therefore now that we have made
another Contract for Steamers to New York for five
years, and have an efficient Board of Works to look af-
ter the interests of the Colony and its development, is
the time for the farmers of those districts to bring the
case before that Board, and for the Members of the As-
sembly for those Parishes to bring it before the House
at its next Session in appeal for the means to accom-
plish it. The agricultural interests of the Colony are
now paramount, and everything should be done to pro-
mote and advance them even to a Causeway!
ECONOMY.
March 28, 1878;

KILLING THE GOOSE THAT LAYS THE
GOLDEN EGG.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
SIB,-Having seen the great benefits derivable
from the wisdom and foresight of the legislators of
the Dominion of Canada and this Province also,, in
enacting laws for the protection of game and the
fisheries, the effect having been to considerably in-
crease the number of each, for the purposes of both
sport and commerce, simply by passing a law pro-
hibiting the shooting or destruction of game or the
taking in any way of fish during their seasons of
breeding; as this law has worked so beneficially
here, it has occurred to me that no doubt but that
one great cause of the fish around and about Ber-
muda having become less plentiful in the last quar-.
ter of the century is in a great measure attributable
to the unrestricted catching of them at all seasons
of the year, particularly "the groopers" in the
months of June and July, when congregated to-
gether in great numbers in certain places for the
purpose of spawning. The catching of these fish
at such times is a verification of the heading of this
article! and should be put a stop to by Legislative
enactment. For although-the "Rows and Livers"
may be considered a delicacy, and the sale of them
may also yield the fisherman a present profit,
notwithstanding which it must be looked upon as a
" penny wise and pound foolish system" for when
it is considered the millions of fish that each of
these Roes or Spawn would yield were the fish not
taken at such times. It may be readily supposed


that the fish would naturally become more abun-
dant, and in a short time would give the fisherman
a much better return for his labour; as well as at
the same time tend to lesson the prices an article
of food to the consumer; both of which should be
greater considerations to the public than simply
providing a delicacy to a few, together with a few
easily earned shillings to the professional or ama-
teur fisherman who may take advantage of that
season. For although the Roe" is easily sold at
quadruple the price of the fish, there is no actual
gain or value obtained, as the fish at this time is
very lean and comparatively of little value; so that
when taken into consideration the great number of
embryo fish destroyed by this practice, it is to be
hoped that your Legislators will pass a law to effect-
ually put a stop to the taking of these, and other
fish when assembled in numbers together, (at their
breeding seasons) to deposit their spawn. Feeling
as I shall ever do a great interest in all that concerns
our dear little Island and its people, I have been
prompted to offer these suggestions, hoping that
should action be taken on them, that good may re-
sult to your community therefrom. With best
wishes,
I am, yours truly,
A DEEPLY INTERESTED NATIvE.
Poplar Point, Manitoba,
1st March, 1878. J

A NEW HORSE SHoE.-In England they are
adopting a horse-shoe made of cow-bide, and known
as the Yates shoe. It is composed of three thick-
nesses of cowhide compressed into a steel mould and
then subjected to a chemical preparation. It is
claimed for it that it lasts longer and weighs only
one-fourth as much as the common iron shoe; that
it will never cause the hoof to split, nor have the
least injurious effect on the foot. It requires Dno
calks; even on asphalt the horse never slips. The
shoe is so elastic that the horse's step is lighter and
surer. It adheres so closely to the foot that neither
dust nor water can penetrate between the shoe and
hoof.


MR. TENNYSON'S NEW POEM.
The new number of The Nineteenlh Century opens
with a poem from the pen of Mr. Tennyson. entitled
The Revenge: a Ballad of the Fleet." Mr. Tenny-
son's poem begins:
At Flores in the Azores Sir Richard Grenville lay,
And a pinnace, like a fluttered bird, came flying from
far away:
Spanish ships of war at sea! we have sighted fifty-
three !"
Then aware Lord Thomas Howard: "'Fore GOD I am
I no coward,
But I cannot meet them here, for my ships are out of
gear.
And the half my men are sick. I must fly, but follow
quick.
We are six ships of the line; can we fight with fifty-
three ?"
Then spake Sir Richard Grenville; "I know you are
no coward,
You fly them for a moment to fight with them again.
But I've ninety men and more that are lying sick ashore.
I should count myself a coward if I left them, my Lord
Howard,
To these Inquisition dogs and the devildoms of Spain.
Lord Howard passes away, and Sir Richard
Grenville is left with his own ship. containing-
ninety sick men and a hundred seamen fit to work
the ship and to fight. They encounter the Spamiish
fleet, one to fifty-three.
And the sun went down, and the stars came out far
over the Summer sea,
But never a moment ceased the fight of the one, and
the fifty-three.
Ship after ship, the whole night long, their high-built
galleons came.
Ship after ship, the whole night long, with her battle-
thunder and flame;
Ship after ship, the whole night long, drew back with
her dead and her shame
For some were suik ad many were shatter'd, and so
could fight u no more-
God of battles, was ever a battle like this in the world
before ?
For he said, "Fight on I fight on!"
Tho' his vessel was all but a wreck;
And it chanced that, when half of the Summer night
was gone,
With a risly wound to be drest he had left the deck,
But a bullet struck him that was dressing it suddenly
dead,
And himself he was wounded again in the side and the
head,
And he said, Fight on! fight on!"
And the night went down, and the sun smiled out far
over the Summer sea,
And the Spanish fleet with broken sids lay round us
all in a ring;
But they dared not touch us again, for they fear'd that
we still could sting,
So they watch'd what the end would be.
The end was not doubtful, and Sir Richard
Grenville had his way of encountering it.
Sink me the ship. Master Gunner-sink her, split
her in 'twain!
Fall into the hands of God, not into the hands of
Spain !"
But the crew were of less heroic mood, for the
lion there lay dying, and they yielded to the foe."
And the stately Spanish men to their flagship bore
him then,
Where they laid him by the mast, old Sir Richard
caught at 1,ist,
And they praised him to his face with their courtly
foreign grace;
But he rose upon their decks, and he cried:
"I have fought for Queen and Faith like a valiant man
and true;
I have only done my duty as a man is bound to do:
With a joyful spirit I, Sir Richard Grenville die !"
And he fell upon their decks, and he died.
And they stared at the dead that had been so valiant
and true,
And had holden the power and glory of Spain so cheap
That he dared her with one little ship and his English
few;
Was he devil or man P He was devil for aught they
knew,
But they sank his body with honor down into the deep.
And they manned the "Revenge" with a swarthier
alien crew,
And away she sail'd with her loss and long'd for her
own;
When a wind from the lands they had ruin'd awoke
from sleep,
And the water began to heave and the weather to moan,
And or ever that evening ended a great gale blew.
And a wave like the wave that is raised by an earth-
quake grew,
Till it smote on their hulls and their sails and their
masts and their flags,
And the whole sea plunged and fell on the shot-shat-
tered navy of Spain,
And the little "Revenge" herself went down by the
island crags
To be lost evermore in the main.

To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR SIn,--We have had splendid and very mild
weather thus far, and as we have only one month
more of winter, it is not likely now to be very bad,
particularly as the sun begins to make its warmth
felt. For the last two months we have had very
little of either snow or cold; indeed we have had
too little of the first named to allow farmers to draw
all of their wood and rails. We have no snow now,
but hope to get some soon, as we will be seriously
inconvenienced as we cannot do our hauling so
easily without it. This winter is said to have been
the mildest known here for the last one hundred
years. I doubt if the thermometer has been lower
than 30 degrees below zero with us this winter, and
once or twice only as low as that.
If this kind of weather lasts much longer we shall
be soon ploughing, and putting in our grain. Many
farmers here were ploughing at Christmas last, a
thing unheard of before. Your papers are regu-


larly read and afford me great pleasure in know-
ing what is passing in your midst. I trust that
you get the Fress Press" as regularly.
Yours truly,

Manitoba, 1st March, 1878.

Dr. Stevenson Macadam read lately an impor-
tant paper on paraffine oils and their action on
metals before the North British Branch of the
Pharmaceutical Society. In the course of a length-
ened series of experimental observations on various
paraffin oils, attention was directed to a certain oil
which burned somewhat imperfectly in different
lamps. It was feared that this oil was contaminated
largely with lead compounds, which choked up the
wick and ultimately diminished itscapiliary' attract-
ion so much that the light was extinguished. In a
single night the wick of the lamp had to be changed
several times, and the wicks when charred left a
fine network of lead. The .oil had been stored in a
tank lined with lead, and dissolved so much of the
lead that its value as a luminant was destroyed.
The action of the oil on tin, copper and iron was so
slight that its luminant properties were not much
diminished. Zinc, however, was much affected,
and the oil consequently was rendered nearly as
useless for illuminating purposes by it as by lead.
Dr. Macadam therefore suggests that, while the
vessels for the retention of paraffine oil may be
safely constructed of or be lined with tin, copper,
or iron, it would be preferable to use cisterns lined
with enamel for storing the oil.

A series of deep-sea researches after the manne
of the Challenger investigations, is to be instituted
toward the close of the year, in the Bay of Benga
and the Indian Ocean, by an expedition under the
direction of the Government of India.
An expedition under the auspices of the French
Government is to be sent to San Francisco to ob-
serve the transit of Mercury, which occurs on May
6, 1878-




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