Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Volume ID: VID00313
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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No. 19.-Vol. LI. STATE- SUPER VAS AWIQUAS. 2s per

Hamiltol, Bermuda, Twuesday, *lay 7, 187S.

Real Estate for Sale.

THE Undersigned will receive
Tenders until

The 8th Proximo,
For the purchase ofa

3 cres of

In Sandys Parish,
Belonging to the Estate of the late I. F. Buio-
sows, at present occupied by Miss i
MARY FowLc l.URiROS. w.


A .t ;1

Undersigned does not bind himself to
the highest or any Tender.

April 23rd, /1878.

Ft1ROM 1st May to 30th June there will be a
-- FURTHER REDUCTION in the Premium on
Treasury Bills, which will be issued at a half
per cent for Gold and one per cent for Silver.
From 1st July the present rates will again
be charged.
Treasury Chest Officer. "
April 26th, 1878.-2

LL DEMANDS against the Estate of the.
late Captain L. J. G. FERI1lER, I.E.,
should be sent at once to Bt.-Colonel G. 1H.
GORDON, It.,E., Prospect, President of the Com-
mittee appointed to adjust his accounts; an'1 it
is requested that any ,Sums due to this Estate
may be paid at once to the same Officer.
By order,
Capt. It E.
Prospect, 30th April, 1878.-2

Reward of 2
W ILL be paid for information that will lead
to the conviction of the persons who
were seen STEALING LUMBER from [1ILL
HOUS.E, about 10 o'clock on Wednesday night
the 24th instar.ti.
Upland Villa.
April 26, 1878.-2

Received from London,
Per AdLP H via Halifax.

-Clothing, Tweeds,
And other Goods, Suitable for the Season.
Hamilton, April 30th, 1878.-3

For Rent.

At Ely's Ilarbour, Somerset,
At present occupied by MA. JoHe MACKEY,
together with some fine Planting Land.
Apply to
g9th A pril, 1878.

For Sale,

By Thomps9n, London. Good tone; has stood
the climate well. PRICE ,SO.

Fitted with every Requisite for
flowing and Sailing.
And a SMALL DINGY, nearly new.
App'y to '
CAPT. PATERSON, 19th Regt.,
St. Georges.
April 30th, 1878.-3
P 1ER S O N S desirous of Con-

.Messrs. M.iddlelon Co.,
Will please call upon MR. SAMUEL A. MAS-
TERS, Front Street, who will attend to the
Shipment of their goods, as heretofore.
Hamilton, Feby. 12th, 1878.-3 rm


Under and by Virtue of a Decretal Order of the
Honorable Court of General Assize
in Chancery,

The 16th day of May, 1878,
All that certain HOUSE,
..1.. SHOP and LAND in the Town of
St. George's, the Property of the late Charles
A. Hayward, Esqr., deceased, known as
Situated at the foot of Barrack Hill, and
bounded, ori-therly by land of Charles Clark;
Easterly by lands of the late Kate Wright, de-
ceased, and H. M. Government; Southerly by
Water Street, and Westerly by a lane, or how-
ever otherwise the sahe may be bounded.
-The Property will' be sold subject to the
Widow's dower. This is a most eligible situ-
ation for a Grocery and Boarding House.
The Widow is prepared to make liberal ar-
rangements respecting her dower right.
St. Georges. Bermuda, )

April 22, 1878. J '

In great variety
Child's Jewellery Store.
Ilaiililton, April 22, 1878.-3

For Sale,
A Handsome Walnut Wood

Good Tone, has stood the climate well.
To be seen at the DEPUTY-INspECToa-GENER-
AL-'s Residence, R. N. Hospital, Ireland Island.
t Cow & Heifer.

There will he a Sale in a few days, of
Glass, China, Lamps, Curtains,
Kitchen Utensils, Lawn Tennis
Sets, Cc.
Further notice will be given.
April 23, 1978.-tf


United States .Mail Steamers.

Io0i LI EI8PooL,

NEVADA sails May 7, at 9 a.m.
WYOMING sails May 14, at 3 p m.
IIAI1O sails May 21, at 9 a.m.
MONTANA sails May 28, at 2 p.m.
WISCONSIN sails June 4, at 8 a.mi
NEVADA sails June 11, at 2 p.m..
WYOMING sails June 18, at 8 a.m.
IDAHO sails June 25, at 1 p.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons 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.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
each Steamer.
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canima" from Ber.
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can he
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, April 25, 178.6

Final notice e for Sonme.
pERSONS who have promised to Settle their
1 ACCOUNTS this present Crop 'easo*n,
will please NOT fail, in so doing, as the non-
compliance of some will incur additional ex-
Royal Gazette Office,
April 30, 1878.



(South Devon)


By kind permission,
Mr. T.. TF.J Tuces Field,

The 10th May, 1878, ai 12"30 p.m.,
Weather Permitting.

Steward* :

Committee .

Judge, CAPT. GRIEVE, Starer, LT. EDEN.
1.-Quarter Mile Race.
First Prize 15/. Second Prize 7/6.
2.-Throwing Cricket Ball.
First Prize 7/6. Second Prize 5/.
3.-200 Yards Race (Band and Drums.)
First Prize 10/. Second Prize 5/.
4.-Putting Shot (without follow.)
First Prize 7/6. Second Prize 5/.
5.-Veterans' Race, 200 Yards.
(For men over 15 years' service.)
First Prize 15/. Second Prize 7/6.
6.-High Jump.
First Prize 10/. Second Prize 5/.
7.-Two Mile Walking Race.
First Prize 20/. Second Prize 15/. Third
Prize 10/.
8.-Long Jump.'
First Prize 7/6. Second Prie 5/.
9.-Hurdle Race, 240 Yards, over 8S Hurdles. Open
to Army and Navy.
First Prize 15/. Second Prize 7/6.
10.-Non-Commissioaed Officers Race, 200 Yards.
First Prize 1. Second Prize 10/.
11.-Wheelbarrow Race, 50 Yards, Blindfolded.
First Prize 7/6t. Second Prize 5/.
12.-Best turned-out Man in Marching Order; one
man. only from each Company to compete. Field
Kit to be carried. Prize 1.
13.-Half Mile Race. Open to Army and Navy.
First Prize 1. Second do. 10/ Third do. 5/.
14.-Bucket Race.
First Prize 7/6. Second Prize 5/.
15.-Tug of War. Right v. Left Half Battalion.
Ten men a side. Prize 1.

16.-Sack Race.
First Prize 7/6. Second Prize 5/.
17.-Three-legged Race, 100 Yards.
First Prize 7/6. Second Prize 5/.
18.-Lads' Race, 200 Yards. Band and
under 17 years of age.
First Prize 10/. Second Prize 5/.


19.-Greasy Pole. Prize 10/.
20.-Consolation Race, 200 Yards, for non-winners.
First Prize 7/6. Second Prize 5/.

Sugar! Sugar!!
.Ex. ROVER,"
Fr'oin m DOeineria*-a,
Yellow Vacuum-pan-in Barrels
White Vacuum-pan do
M uscovado, in Barrels
At Low Rates for C-SiH.
llamilton, 25th February, 1878.

For Rent.


In the Town of Ilamilton, near the corner of
third Longitudinal and Parli:iment Streets.
Possession given immediately.
For terms, &c., apply to
18th April, 1878.-3.

For Sale.

About the first week in May will be Sold,
OW/JE Ld.T'Dd1 ,
(Can be used either as an open or close carriage)

O.&'E DOG.-Cd1 T
Built at Quebec ; Pole and Shafts complete.

One Cottage Piano,
Thoroughly acclimatised and recently put into
perfect order and tune.
For further particulars apply to THIE FL'AG
LIEUTENANT, Clarence llill.
April 13, 1878.


i rpHE Undersigned r< quests all Persons IN.
vio IEDEBTEI) to him for Debts contracted pre-
vious to 30 di June last, to pay the same on or
before the iOth day of May next.
[lamilton, April 22, 1878.--3

J ust R eceiv (,
Per C1cAJ1U,"3
A Small Quantity of Choice
As the supply is limited, persons wishing to
purchase had better call early at 46( and 47
l'ront Street, I amilton, where will be found
the best alssortent of CIGARS, CIGAR-
E'ITES a:d ITO:is.,C() in ilermuda.
H. A. G It ANTIIA\ 1.
Ilamnilton, \pril 2, 1878.

Empty Barrels.

Round l looped Flour and Meal

For Sale by
St. George, Beranuda, till Jue 30
April 22, 1878. till Jue 30

To all whom it may Concern.

THR Undersigned intending to
Close Business, respectfully requests all
Persons who are Indebted to him to pay their
respective Amounts on or before the 31st of
May next. All unsettled Accounts after that
date, unless satisfactory arrangement be mLade
for the same, WILL, WITHOUT FAIL, be
placed in legal hands for collection.
All Accounts against the Subscriber are re-
quested to be rendered not later than 1st of
June, for adjustminet.
BE IlUUiD PRODUCE purchased
throughout the Season, at Market prices.
Hamilton, 9th pril, 1878.

.J. Emilius Outerbridge
Shipping and Commission

No. 29 BROA ,wAy,
Agents for N:w YonK.
Quebec & Gulf Ports S. S. Co.,
I Tn V l. v 1, Tra ..nd T-..I. ._ -L,_J

I k x t juric a wU vs .t ultaD division.
Jany. 7. 1876*.
To Farmers and Shippers of

SI AVING had several years experience in this
line of business, I desire to continue in
the same during the coming Crop Season, and
re.-pec: f1lly solicit any consignments you may
forward to this Market. I will endeavour to
realize the highest Market prices, render Sales
and Retinmittances promptly.
M It. T it HO- H. PITT,
Of Ilamilton, Bermuda,
Will attend to receiving and invoicing all Con-
signments for me, and will give all information
necessary for benefit of Shippers.
I remain, your, &c., .
With Messrs. O'Connor & Judge,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
5in New York,

For [Rent,
In this Town,
A Comfortable and Conveniently Situated
'Two Story
SDwelling I OUSE,
Furnished or Unfurnished,
Apply at the "Royal Gazette" Office.
lamiilton, March 12ih, 1878.

First Vessel for Deine-

WVlITE, Master,
Will Sail for the above Port,
(n or about 10th May.
For Freight or Passage either way,

ApPly to


ilamilton, April 30th, 187



F. D. S.

I' -1 Ia $aL
Hamilton, Fel ruary 25, 1878-tf

Be: muda Produce.

Farmers and Shippers desirous
to Consign

To T. M,1. ,roy o So#.s,
West Washington Market,
Will have every facility afforded then during
the coming Season, by
Office, Queen Street, Hamilton.
March 18th, 1878.-tf.



Tp[F, Undersigned will receive
and forward Shipments of

Throughout the Season to
Messrs. DARItELL & CO.,
Messrs, MIDDLETON & CO.,
New York
Prompt sales and returns furnished.
April 22nd, 1878.-3

I notice,
ALONZO PENISTON has made arrange-
ments for obtaining a quantity of the

Which he expects to receive in Septenmber next
Per ons can engage the same by applying to
the Subscriberor to
JOHN ZUILL, Somerset.
A. J. HODSDON, llawilton.
W. O. NORTH, Bailey's Bay.
The Undersigned will also take this opportu-
nity of informing his Friends and the Paulie
generally, that he is now prepared to give his
personal attention to the Consignment of
To Messrs. T. H3. Bock & Co.,
And will assure all that he will do every thing
in his power to promote the welfare of thluse
that favor him with Consignments.
Hamilton, Jany. 22nd, 1878,

-ffW- *




qoL I

On Friday Next,
At 11 o'clock, A. M.,
And each succeeding Friday until further notice,
I W ill Sii byff action,
In Fro,.t of my Office, Queen, Street,
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.
Hlamilton, 1878.-5

CO,.i'fSSIO.N D AL12
46 4. 48 Broad Iv. West, Wash-
ington lMarket, A. Y.
'II E Undersigned represents this Season in
Bermuda the above house. Consignments
of PRODUCE solicited, f.,r which lie can as-
sure highest market rates aid prompt returns.
C. S. \\ hitter's, 2 doors West of
"Gazette" Ollice.
March (;, 1878.-tf

R. W Hayward 4 Co,
General Shipping and
Comnmission ,fl''ell:ant.,
New York.

Solicited to above address and forwarded free. of
Consul's Certificate.
Highest Market Rates guaranteed, and Re-
turns promptly made.
Cash payable in Bermuda or New York at
Shipper's option



S4't Z

- .- -.'-. ~ .~'.-=~z- -~--- ..-- ---. ______________________________________________________________________

VATIONS taken under the direction of the l ._ i.- al-
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
151 feet.

Date F

Ap. 29


.O .

29-7 -1

Temperature preo
1?4 hours.
----. --a.

o 0o o
79"3 63-2 154-4
72-7 60-4 120-6
72"9 58-8 121-6
71-3 61-0 !89-1
70-6 63-0 139-6
73-5 63-0 144-6
74-7 61-2 140'8

Total Rainfall for the month of April, 187

"-.. .1 7

I .^ay 7, IS

May 4-Barque RhTeilol Queen, Edwarn
goods for merchants-Agent, T, F. J. '
6-Mail Steamnr General Meade, Cowel],
assorted cargo.--Agents Trott & Cox.
May 2-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat,
1,716 biMs. potatoes, 9,053 boxes onions, I
tomatoes, 115 boxes beets.
3-S'chr. Gem, Hall, Philadelphia ; 371 b
1.154 crates onions, 1,271 boxes tomato
4-lBarque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York
Schrq. Lz.. Titus, Phillip, Boston ,:
'ni:n--, 7 bis. potatoes, 300 boxes torn
Schr. William McLoon, Rogers, l'hihul
bls. potatoes, l ,-':; boxes onions, I..
May 2-TR. M. Steamer Alpha, Crowell, S
mails and freight, to J. M. Hayward.
April 29-Barque Continental, Tupper, ii
p. p. lumber,' Rio de Janeiro.
May 1--S.-lir. Atavela, Murch, inward carg
2--R. M. Steamer Alpha, Crowel, linlifax
440 boxes onions, 620 boxes tomatoes, i
box potatoes, 8 boxes beets, I box kohl
cucumbers, 40 bun. bananas, 7 bis., 1 h
boxes Bermuda arrowroot., 195 sheep si-
skins, 3 goat skins, 18 ox hides.
ft Rover for Demerara on Saturday
lMonarchy, Pearce, ready for sea.
Emily, Keene, taking on board balance
phate ex brig Prioress, for Swansea.
.'i..- .i Bird, M:.N :, refitting.
Uncle Tom, refitting.
In the R. M. Steamer Alpha on Thursda
St. Thomas :-Miss McDonald, Mr. J. P.
Mr. Henry Solomon, Mr. H. R. Hamilton, N
Wyman, Bishop Disney, B. M. E. Church,
Lindo, 3 children and servant, Master J. L
ter Doniel Lindo, Miss Grace Lindo, Mrs.
and servant, Miss Julia Levy, Master H. I
ter George Levy, Mrs. de Pinna.-Second
Smyth, Mr. Rodgers.--rom St. Thomas
Mrs' J. B. Morrow. Miss E. Morrow,
and daughter and 6 distressed British Seam
In the S. Steamer General Meade, yest
New York :-Messrs. E. S. Tyler, C. L. C
C. Jarvis, and Geo. E. Hatch.- Steerage, A
In the Mail Steamer Canima on Frid
last for New York:-General Graham, 1
Mrs. Graham, Hon. G. S. and Mrs. Tucke
Miss Kate Tucker, Lieut. Wyley, R.,N., and
ley, Cory. and Mrs. and Miss Ravenhill,
son T. Platt, Dr. and Mrs. Bulkney, Mrs.
Mr. and Mrs. Thomas Stanley, Mrs. and
Clara, Jessie and Hattie Dodge, Mrs. and
ner, Mrs. D. A. Smith, Miss Chapman,
Tucker, Miss Elizabeth Patton, Captain
Clara and Agnes, Captain Ellis, Special U:
Agent, Messrs. R. A. Young, Henry Solor
E. Rogers,, John, Berwind, Charles Luke:
Cabin, Miss Maria Cunningham, C. Fifi
Haase, P. Waters.-Deck, Frank Jacinte.
In IT. M. S. Rover, for Halifax, Herbe
Esqr., Secretary to Admiral Sir Cooper Ke
In the R. M. Steamer Alpha on Thu
for Halifax:-Dr. and Mrs. Saunders,
servant, Captain Athorpe, R E., an
Lieut. Sykes, RE., and servant, Lie
R.E., and servant, Miss Kenny and serva
Masters Kenny, Mrs. Ross.-Second C
Croke and 3 children, R.A., Mrs. Ware,
Mr. Cox, Capt. Gilliatt, Mr. Munmford, TI
ing, Miss Johns, R.E., Mr. W. E. Long.-
tract,-5 Sergts., 8 Corporals, 2 Buglers,
6 Women, 16 Children of Royal Enginee
87th Regt.
.The Whaling Schooner Helen NI. Simmo
vincetown, Mass., Captain James Atkins, ou
with 100 bls. sperna and 10 bis. black oil,
Sunday last for recruits. The HII. MA. S. is
Watling's Island, Bahamas.-Agent, T. H.
H. M. S. Sirius, Captain Sulivan, arrived
day from Halifax, with a half monthly Eng
H. M. S. Rover, Captain Barnardiston, le
day last for Halifax.
Schrs. Rock Yates, and Wm. Conners, to
ham, were to leave New York on Saturday ]

Those of the Pupils of some of the abo
whose names had been reported by Dr. 3
Inspector, as deserving of prizes for goo
&c., assembled, by request of His Exce
Governor, at Mount Langton on Thu:
There were about 200 children present
Schools. of Mr. W; R. Perenchief, San
Louisa Simons, Southampton; Mr. E(
wood, Pagets; Mr. John Henry Thoma
Jarius C. Swan, Pembroke; Mrs. Franc

Devonshire; Miss Emma White, 'Smith'
clemency of the weather preventing Mr.
len's intended prize pupils being present.
cellency met the Masters and Pupils on
and was received by the whole singing th
Anthem. His Excellency after addressing
a very appropriate speech, had the prizes
which, consisted of books, paint and wC
peniknives, &c.
Thie' children were supplied with su
The proceedings closed by the children
Tutors giving, three cheers for the Gov
for the Board of Education, and again:
the National Anthem.
The Schools taken returned to their
homes, showing unmistakably the hap
they were in consequent on the pleasure
of the day.

.The sealing steamer Micnmae, formerly kn
City of Halifax of the Inman Line, was erus
ice and totally wrecked at White Bay, New
on the 18th April. She had secured only 100


a Inch.


'W LADY KEY mIuch reg.l-. thi; her ,iii.p.,.,-Tig"
departure from Poe iuii.-h will prevent her from recei-
ving her friends at Clarence Hill, after Wednesday,
May 8th.

We are requested by the '*t..i, to remind the
persons who have received invitations to the Assem-
blies at the Masonic Hall, that the second Assembly of
the Season will he held on Thursday, evening, the 16th,
instant, at 8'30.

45-0 1"70
S3-2 0 45 Considering the preparations for war, the pros-
57-2 0'00 pects for peace are more than uncertain-they are
S53'8 '00 critical. The Russians are doubling their batta-,
54-2 0-00 lions and issuing call after call for troops. Tlr:y
484 I 0'02 are pi .li:.' their negotiations with Servia, and
are once more in ft 1,. .i'ly accord with that pow: r,
Total 2"17 a most advantageous thing for them in case of war.
8...5'14 Ins. They are still conciliating Austria, and by agree-
7...2-15 ments of joint occupancy of Bosnia, and by terri-
torial concessions in other quarters, are succeeding
,h.ig in making matters agreeable to Count Andrassy.
They are chartering steamships, and one df their
vessels laden ,v. stores, and full of men and na-
Sval ,., has l-:.,p r 1 in a remote port .on the
? 8. *coast of Maine to excite speculation and wonder as
to what her presence may mean and intend. Eng-
land is also urging forward her immense prepara-
)N. tions for the crisis pending and imminent. Troops
are leaving England to meet at Malta their com-
Is, London; rades arriving there from the East. Orders open
Tucker. and secret are sent to Aldershot, which as far as
New York; published prepare every man in camp for active
service, and, published and unpublished, excite the
greatest enthusiasm in all ranks of the army. The
New York; enthusiasm is echoed back from India, or follows
13,720 boxes upon the loyal expressions which come fjom the
~. The native rulers of India offer their ser-
.s. potatoes, vices and forces to England, and the whole of the
es, 63 boxes Mahommedan population is eager for the contest.
The .--nts of the Government are seeking at Liv-
erpool and other large ports the means of forward-
4,410 boxes ing larger supplies and mere numerous detach-
.atoes. ments than are now spoken of. Two members of
elpi lia; 139 the Cabinet, Mr. Hardy and Mr. Cross, have made
boxes toma- speeches remarkable for firmness of tone, and for
adherence to the terms of the Salisbury Circular.
GE. In all these respects, and in many more, the'dem-
onstrations and acts of the Government point only
St. Thomas; to war. It only needs one avert act of bellige-
rency, one hostile movement from either side of
the forces which -environ Constantinople,' to make
ward cargo certain the war which in many quarters it is now
thought England has decided on, and Lord Beac-
o, Barbados. onsfield intends.
; mails, and Notwithstanding all this, though in rather a
7 bls. and 1
rabbi, 1 box limping manner, discussion and negotiation pro-
aif bl. and 2 ceed, or are not in form abandoned. Italy has
-ius, 34 calf asked England what she wants or desires a Con-
gress to settle, and so far no reply has been given.
next. If it comes at all, it will probably be that the
Eastern question which Russia seeks to make a
T. GEORGE. compact between herself and Turkey, is one which
in all its shapes and bearings, concerns and must
be arranged by Europe. Russia by her official
cargo phos- press, continues to modify and abate her demands,
but so far has never yet come near the point which
SEngland seems to require, that the Treaty of San
Stefano should have no more force and effect in
the proposed Congress than a mere sketch or draft
of what is sought to be accomplished. The Rus-
y last from sians have come to the conclusion that war is inev-
Armstrong, table. Their grat Chancellor, Gortschakoff, who
Mr. William is more disposed for pacific effort, continues ill;
, Mrs. J. D. and Ignatieff, who is much more curt and war-
indo, Mas- like, has the prominence in the councils of the na-
Isaac Levy tion. General Todleben had tried his hand at ar-
Levy, Mas- ranging the simultaneous withdrawal of the rival
Cabin, Mr. forces which Bismarck proposed, but his negotia-
te Halifax tions have been futile. Some propositions emanat-
r. Slater ing from Berlin are still said to be under consi-
deration, but their tenor is not published. In
erday, from England Mr. Bright had arraigned the Govern-
heney, Geo. mernt in two powerful speeches, in which he claimed
k Tyner. that ti.e country had no interests in India worth a
war to preserve. The Tamworth election had
.S.ay morning., an gone against the Conservatives by a majority
r, Miss and which -, l.,. i, them. There is no doubt that the
I Mrs. W v- anti-war feeling is again showing strength, and,
Mrs. John- if time is allowed, will become formidable. A
McDonald, dissolution by which the feeling of the country
the :.i ..-;- may be more immediately and certainly aecertain-
Miss Cast- ed is deemed i.p,-.Lal.1..; and at any moment the
Miss Sarah narrow and di.tIu.-,b: i line: between peace and war
Ganion, ex may be passed, and discussion and doubt will cease
underwriter's and give way to action.
mnon, Henry
eld, Henry York Market on the 2nd inst.:-
Potatoes .............. $7-00 to $7-50.
y., K..B. Onions................ 250 to 2-75.
Tomatoes.............. 50 to 80.
irsday last
child 'and Mr. Haase, of the New York Aquarium, returned to
id servant, his h3me by the Canima on Friday last, with a larger
ut, Brady, number and greater variety of fish and anemones, than
nt, the two he has on any of his former visits to these Islands been
7abin, Mrs. able to collect. We regret to learn, however, that he
R.A., Rev. met with many annoyances during his recent visit, hav-
Ir. Gould- ing had some of his rare marine productions either stolen
-Per Con- or wantonly destroyed, and had it not been for the kind-
51 Sappers, ness shown him by C. M. Allen, Esqr., United States
ers, 1 Pvt. Consul, whose residence at the Flatts' Village, is in
the immediate neighborhood of his operations-which
were chiefly in Harrington Sound-who favored him
ns, of Pro- with the use of secure places in which to keep his fish,
it 6 months, &c., his visit to Bermuda would not have been nearly so
arrived on stuccessiul as it has proved to be.
s last from

lish Mail. The London Gazette of 2nd April contains the
ft on Thur- names of.the following Officers appointed to the
Army Pay Department.
last. Paymaster William Swarsbrick Thorpe, from the
Pay Sub Department.
G AID Paymaster Henry Potter, from Paymaster Pay-
G AID Sub-Department.
ve Schools Honorary Major Francis O. Sergeant-Openshaw,
Lough, the from Paymaster 19th Regiment.
d conduct, Deputy Paymaster R. Wolfe, from the Pay Sub-
llency the Department.

rsday last. Honorary Captain William Hughes, from Pay-
from the master 19th Regiment.
dys; Miss Honorary Captain John Connor, from Paymas-
dwin Ast-, ter 87th R. I. Fusiliers.
is and Mr.
"es Autley, The following gentlemen are, by the same Ga-
's; the in- zette, appointed'Assistant Paymasters in the Army :
J. G. Al- James J. Matthews, H. C. Dawson, J. E. Addis,
His Ex- Francis Gilbert Hamley, and William Hart Harri-
the green, son.
o National -
rg them in SUDDEN DEATHI.-Several months ago Major
presented, Montgomery, of the Royal Artillery stationed here,
ork boxes, went to Bermuda on leave, for the benefit of his
health. He was, returning to this city to resume
iitable re- duty by H. ,M. S. Sirius, which arrived here yes-
terday. Two days ago the TMaj.or became ill and
and their burst a blood vessel, which caused death a couple of
ernor and hours later. On the arrival of the Sirius at this
n singing port the body was taken ashore, placed on, a gun
carriage drawn by sailors, and conveyed to the
respective dead house of the Military Hospital, escorted by a
py moods detachment of marines. The deceased will proba-
ble events bly be buried this afternoon with the usual military
honors. Major Montgomery was a favorite in this
garrison and was to have been married to a Hali-
own as the fax lady in a short time.-Halifax Paper, April 25.
shed in the
foundland, The first Steamer from sea at Montreal this season

K0 seals.

Arrived there on the 29th April.

For the Royal Gazette.

When we were told some time ago that the
Officers Royal Engineers intended to get up some
Theatricals, we naturally looked forward to an in-
tellectual treat. Armed science" came well to the
front and fairly exceeded our highest expectations.
Thinking of that first occasion, on which we were
delighted by the performances of some members of
the Royal Engineers who did not appear on the
25th, 26th, 29th and 30th ult., recalled the .pright-
ly grace of Mrs. Gordon as the Chamber-maid,
Sally Maggs, the lifelike presentation of the loutish
ostler of a country inn afforded to us by that true
comedian Lieut. Willock, and the ever-to-be re-
membered Jerry Ominous of our ill-fated friend
Capt. Ferrier, in whom the Thespians of Bermuda
have lost an inimitable actor, the soldiers a good
comrade, the Hunt a 1,ild rider, and sn.-.iety a most
valuable member.
"Accept, Patrocens, this mean sacrifice,
Thus have I soothed my griefs and thus have paid,
Poor as it is, some offering to thy shade."
The first piece was the well known Comedy "Our
Wife, or Tin, Rose of Amiens," in which- scenic
effect and costumes of the seventeenth century gave
scope to the taste and resource of the energetic
stage manager, Lieut. Bor, to whose efforts the
actors of the Royal Eugiueer.- owe much of their
success. The plot is clear and easy to follow, -
though sufficiently involved to keep up the interest
of the spectators to the end, and the fact that
Rosine, the heroine, has all along cherished a secret
love for the MarqUis de Ligny is gradually devel-
oped with great skill by the author, and explains,
what would otherwise detract from the sympathy
felt for the heroine, the ease with which she throws I
over her suitor de Brissac for the man whom she
has always loved. Lieut. Wood, who undertook
the very difficult part of de Brissac, acted with
much force and skill, and it may be hypercritical
to say that he was somewhat farcical in his imper-
sonation of a gentleman, a foolish one it is true,
but still one who appears to have been deemed
worthy of the devotion of a noble character like
de Ligrny. Mariette was as charming, espiegle, mis- t
chief-making, piquante a little flirt as any musketeer
could have wished to spend a dull afternoon with
in that dreary old town of Amiens, and Mrs. Rawson
has made a marked advance as an artiste since her
first appearance on these boards.
Rosine (Mrs. Dickenson) appeared in the second
act beautifully dressed as a bride, and the manner
in which she acted the reconciliation scene with de
Ligny before that splendidly attired gentleman
started on what he believed to be his death ride to
the Spanish Lines, was worthy of the highestpraise.
Lieut. Hellard sustained the part of Pomaret, the
fussy, conceited, old snob of a ribbon-vendor ad-
mirably, though he was hardly "old" enough for
the part but he will mend of youth by the time he
returns to Bermuda as C. R. E.
Lieut. Von Donop as Dumont, brought down the
house by his mode of taking a lady into supper-
Lieut. Brady declared himself a consummate actor
in the role of de Ligny, his rendering of which left
nothing to be desired. Mr. Brady possesses a calm
and dignified stage manner, seldom found among
amateurs, and his well balanced gait and fine voice
are eminently qualified to portray a nobleman of
that olden time when diplomacy was left to Church-
men and the youthful aristocracy won its renown
by the long sword rather than by the pen, now-a-
days alas! it may truly be said.
"Cedant arma togae, concedat laurea lingui"
which we may freely translate.
Let Warriors bold to pleaders yield the stage,
The tongue the laurel wins in this degenerate age."
In the second piece as Barker, Mr. Brady made
much, almost to4 much, of his part, which he did
not appear to subordinate sufficiently to the prin-
cipal characters, his dry humor as a grasping old
Irish gentleman (for so he rendered the part), was
irresistible and his story about some one who was
a Major "but unprincipled," was well told.
The great treat of the Evenings was however
Mrs. Coddington's Florence Mariyold in, "Uncle's
Will;" her good taste, graceful manner and clear
enunciation enabled her to give the brilliant repar-
tee of this piece that fell to her share in a singu-
lary telling and forcible manner, while her sweet
smile, elegant carriage and great beauty, made it
easy for the audience to realise Charles Cashmore's
rapid change of front when the mercenary motive
to the match was removed.
The scene in which Florence and Charles renounc-
ed each other was most effective.
Lieuenant Wood as Charles Cashmore supported
Mrs. Coddington marvelously well, he was quite
at home on the stage and to our taste read this I
part far better than he did a similar one in "a
Happy pair" on a previous occasion. On the
whole Uncle's Will," as performed at St.George's
and Prospect, was a finished performance (and we
- speak advisedly having the remembrance of the
acting of the Kendals, for whom the piece was
written, green in our memory.)
The continued flow of laughter and applause
from the house must have done much to reward
the manager and actors for the' immense pains
they had been at for our amusement.

DEAR EDrToR,-The amount of dissipation that
has been rife of late in these little islands has been
such that I have quite abandoned literary pursuits,
hence my failure in supplying you with the usual
"Tally-ho Jottings." Not knowing exactly where
I left off it is difficult to determine where to start

afresh. But get on, get on" as de Brissac says.
22nd April.-Easter Monday and St. George's
Eve. The Master, with a view to a hop next day
perhaps, takes us down to the East End for a by-
day. In the early forenoon the inhabitants who
were already engaged in preparing to do honor to
their patron Saint, came running out of their shells
to see the Tandem spanking down the street to the
merry note of the Post horn; every one became
thus on the qui vive" for the afternoon gallop,
which was a very jolly one, quite as jolly as some
we had with the fair nymphs the red coats had
asked to meet us at the Mess on the next afternoon.
How Colonel Deane and the 19th are waking
up those parts!
There was lots of jumping and the finish at the
R. A. and R. E. Mess, under the auspices of that
excellent and cherry entertainer Col. Stokes, was
thronged with ladies, one of whom as usual rode
"like a bird," and the inevitable and apparently
indispensable afternoon tea was partaken of, the
Knights of St. George, renowned for their gallantry,
in attendance. I notice these gentry took their tea
out of tumblers and in a state of effervescence it is
one'of the rules of the order. I am told also that
St. Paul is their. tutelary deity, they are always in-
voking him. : I once attended one of their festivals,
it was a solemn scene and held at dead of night and
the chants were very impressive.
25th April.-Spital Ponds to Mount Pleasant.
A small but select field rode this excellent line
at a good pace from start to finish, and were joined
" en route" by several of the Road Brigade. The
tailing commenced at an enormous wa-all;" whip-
cord, forcible remarks and leading over were una-
vailing to bring the laggards up in time to join in.
The final set-to up the straight into Hon. Euge-
nious Harvey's Park. Here a little brown mare
and a big brown horse singled themselves out, ,the
mare leading, the jocks sit down to ride all they I
know, that big stride will surely overhaul the little
mare at the last fence ? No he swerves, a little
more hands" and he would have won by a length.

Having made their salaam to our kind host and,
hostess the Field are moving home when lo they
come, the lost ones, headed by the Flying medico in
a state of heat perfectly volcanic. The adventures,
that that noble army of duffers had been through
would fill a volume, what with slippery saddles and
nags jiimpincr unkindly, &c &c., there must have
been a great demand for new hats next day.
30th April.-Whale Bay Battery to Bel Air. On
arriving at the meet I found a gentleman apparento-
ly going through the process of "skinning" his
crock alive; on observing him attentively I found
that it was not so, but that he was making himself
a horse wherewith to join the chase. The skeleton
was there to begin upon, and to this frame work he
added various clouts and patches till having com-
pleted his work to his safifaction he mounted a
complete Bermudian Hunter-the result worked
well, but sounded like a cross between Pembroke
Church organ and Grier's bellows.
Shortly after 3-30 away we went and the fun be-
gan by a Naval Commander taking advantage of
the fine weather to take a roll on the grass with a
" Gypsy," this proceeding was immediately put a
stop to and on we proceeded to Warwick Camp
where a halt took place to ascertain the cause of
an explosion, which was found to be caused by a
Champagne Bottle which was carried round and
examined with much interest by the riders; after
this point the going was more animated. Old
"Polly" appeared again on the scene and disputed
the lead with Faerie Q ueene," both with new
pilots at the tiller ropes. There was a lot of very
nice fencing round Mr. William Frith's all going
well and Mr. Samuel Harvey had a very large
gathering at the finish.

Meet. Finish.
WEDNESDAY T. F. J.Tucker, Esqr's.ClareneHill
8th Field. Clarence Hill.
8th Instant.) ced

At 3 p.m.
N.B.-Attention to the change

14th Inst.

of hour is re-

The Devil's Hole ..{ Racospect
I Race Course.

At 3 p.m.
23rd Inst. } Whale Bay Battery

At 3 p.m.

From the New York Herald,

Hon. Joseph

May 2.

We suspect, from the accounts we receive from
Washington, that our government is taking a lax
view of its duties in relation to the fitting out of
ships in our ports under Russian auspices for
cruising against English commerce. The mistake
which our authorities seem to be making is a con-
sequence of their looking merely to the obligations
imposed by international law and overlooking our
own statutes. If international law alone is re-
garded, the Russ.iau government may freely pur-
chase or fit out ships in our ports up to the time of
an actual declaration of war. But the laws of
Congress forbid the federal officers to wait for such
an emergency. They make it a penal offence to fit
out ships to be used against any government with
which the United States is at peace, quite irres-
pective of the existence of war. The federal gov-
ernment has repeatedly interfered to prevent the
sailing of expeditions against Cuba and Central
America, although no war existed at the time. It
was the purpose of the statutes under which those
repressive m nca;.urn-s were taken not merely to pre-
vent violations of neutrality between belligerents,
but to restrain our citizens from participation in
hostile movements in time of peace. The statute
on this subject, which is very strict, is in the fol-
lowing language :-"Every person who, within the
limits of the United States, fits out or arms, or
attempts to fit out or arm, or procures to be fitted
out and armed, or is knowingly concerned in the
furnishing, fitting out or arming of any vessel,
with the intent that such vessel shall be employed
in the service of any f.:.reign Prince or State, or of
any colony, district or people with whom the Unit-
ed States are at peace,' shall be subject to certain
heavy penalties prescribed in the act. The thing
is equally forbidden whether the foreign State be
at war or not. If the vessel is intended to be used
against a people; "with whom the United States
are at peace," it is a clear violation of our laws,
and the officers of our government are bound to
prevent or punish it. Although it might be permis-
sible under the international law, it is a plain vio-
lation of our statutes, as Secretary Evarts would
explain to the President if domestic affliction did
not detain him from Washington.

This question was under discussion in the British
press at the moment when the German Steamship
Cimbria had been chartered by the Russian Gov-
ernment as a transport or privateer, and was on
her way to the port in Maine where her arrival
created such a sensation. The London papers said
they had learned by the telegraph" that Ameri-
cans "ridiculed" the- idea of Russian privateers'
being fitted out in the ports of the United States.
Of course, our British colleagues hastened to add
that this was a right view of the case." They
considered it absurd to suppose that. the American
Government would sanction the sale or equipment
of such vessels, and they affected to be "very sure"
that the American people had no wish to pay for
the infringement of the ThreeRules for the benefit
of Russia alone. The fact is that, in all these news-
paper articles, the real question at issue is not dis-
cussed ; that is, whether or not vessels like the Cim-
bria enjoy the right of calling at American harbors to
land Russian seamen destined for American vessels
transferred to Muscovite purchasers previous to any
formal declaration of war. The London press de-
livers a useless sermon, or rather panegyric, when
it affects to praise the United States for its refusal
to go into the privateering business, and when indi-
rectly it takes for granted that we are incapable
and unwilling just now to dispose of some of our
fast vessels. Such a confusion should not be made,
between the international obligations which bind
the United States after war is declared, and the
perfect freedom it enjoys before such a declaration.
The British say, indeed, that if a vast maritime na-
tion like America during our civil war was com-
pelled to sell to neutral flags one-half of its mer-
cantile navy, this was done because the United
States possessed an inadequate navy wherewith to
protect its merchantmen. While the situation of
England is different, still this argument is not suffi-
cient to quiet the alarms of the British, as is shown
by the discussions going on in their papers in re-
gard to alleged privateers or to vessels like the
Cimbria.-NewYork Commercial Advertiser, May 2.

They are going to light the street lamps of London
by electricity.
The British iron-clad ship Thunderer, has been order-
ed to British Columbia.
It was rumoured at San Francisco, California, on the
the 28th April, that arrangements had been made for
privateers under the Russian flag to be fitted out there,
to prey on British ships in the Pacific, in case war occurs
between England and Russia.
Between 12th of December 1877 and 22nd of April
1878, when the Allen weekly line of Steamers ceased
to call at Halifax for the season, 19,794 tons of freight
were landed at that place for transport on the Interco-
lonial Railway and connecting lines, and not a single
package of goods was lost in transit.
Lieut. R.W. Davis of H. M. S. Endymion, has been
promoted to the rank of Commander,

The 26th Company Royal Engineers, consist
of 5 Sergts., 8 Corporals, 2 Buglers, and 51 S
pers, commanded by Captain Athorpe, with Lieu
Sykes and Brady, left in the R. M. Steamers Alp
on Thursday last for Halifax.

Which was opened on the 1st instant, is represe
ed as having been a perfect success. The morni
was fair, rather showery during the ceremony
opening, but soon after the sun was shining bright
ly. There were thought to be 200,000 perso

A Supplement of Fiv
Columns accompanies this .u
ber of the Gazette. It contains
Important War News,
Particulars relative to Russian Privateers,
West India News, &c.

BIRTH, at Halifax. N.S., on 22nd of April, th
WIFE of Charles E. Partridge, Esqr., Captain 97t
Regt., of a SoN.-Halifax Paper.

MARRIED, at St. Paul's Church, Paget, on Wed
nesday, the 1st May instant, by the Rev. J. F.
Lumley Lough, Rector of the Parish, REG.INALD GRAY
of the Inner Temple, Emqr., Barrister-at-Law, eldes
son of S. Brownlow Gray, Esqr., H. M's. Attorney'
General of these Islands, to JEANNETTE LOUISA, eldes
daughter of Edmund H. Gosling, Esqr., of Bloomfield
Paget.-No Cards,
........., in St. Georges Church, Halifax, N. S., o
the 21st March, by the Rev. J. J, Hill, MR. WILLIA&
of Guysborough, N. S.

DIED, at Palmetto Grove, Flatt's Village, on Wed-
nesday last, df Consumption,/ MR. JAMES GRAIIAN
Ross, of Ealifax, Nova Scotia., His remains wer(
interred in the cemetery at St. Georges on the sam(
evening. Mrs. Ross, who arrived here with her hus.
band in the Mail Steamer Beta on the 23rd Marcl
Last, returned in the Alpha on the 3rd inst.
...... at Spanish Point, on the 25th April, MRs
OavIA PARSONS, leaving a husband, two children
and a sister to mourn their loss.
......, suddenly, in this Town on the 29th April
MRs. SARAI ANN BRANGMAN, aged 64 years; leave
ing a husband, 7 children and 3 grand-children tU
mourn their sad loss.
......, at Alexandria, Va., on the 29th ulto.
CAPTAIN JOHm REECE MASTERS, a native of these Is
lands, in the 63rdyear of his age.
.......... at the residence of his Son, on the 31sl
March, Mn. JOHN D. GODET, a native of Bermuda
but for many years a resident of this Island,4 aged 7(
years; leaving a number of relatives and friends t,
mourn their loss.-Turks Island Standard, April 13.

The Bermuda Church


THE Second General Annual Meet-
will, (D.V.,) be held in the


May 10th, at 12 o'clock,
To receive THE REPORT and td elect a
COMMITTEE for the ensuing year.
The Members of the Society are earnestly
requested to attend.
May 4, 1878.


Produce, Provisions and Commis-
sion ,Merchant ,' Grocer,
ST. THOMAS, Danish, WI.
ff Consignments realized promptly.

N.B.-The undersigned keeps constsantlf in
Stock, i'uicheoii high proof umn, !Holland Gin,
in red cases of 15 flasks, Green Cases of 12
flasks, also in Demijeans; Sugar in Barrels, Cof-
fee in Hags, Brandy in Cases, Sardines, 'igars,
&c., &c.
St. Thomas, 27th Apri1, 1878.
p. pro. A. K. LONG,

200 Barrels Second Size

For which the highest Market Rates will be
Said during present week.

7th May, 1878.


will be paid for such information as will
effect the Conviction of Person o Persons who
are stealing the WOODWORK from the RUIN
on Lands late of T. S. Tuzw, Esqr., deceased,
in this Parish.
Pembroke, 30th April, 1878.-3 3p

Please Notice.

A lL Persons INDEBTED to the Undersigned
are respectfully requested to settle their
Accounts in full on or before 31st May, 1878.
ALL AMOUNTS remaining unpaid after that
date will be placed in legal hands, for collection,
without any respect whatever.
Flamilton, Bermuda, ?
April 30th, 1878.-5 3p. i

INDIA.-Madras has again begun to export instead
of import rice, two Canal steamers having been chart-
ered to load with rice for Europe.
Experiments are being tried in the Kangra Valley
on tobacco culture, which seem likely to be successful.'
The Aiief diticuji lies in the dryness of the Indian
atrnphopir- but it is thought that the local showers in
the lil --1.1 .gijust about as much moisture
as is; it. Tobacco has been grown re-
mark inaon, an elevation of 7,000 feet.

-- ~,? '. -~
-~ .4.~ -.


BY AU ,T 7 1 ,
To-morrow, Wednesday,
8th instant, at Noon,

-. it the Old Stand,
B3LS. Choice Family FLOUR
J Ditto Corn MEAL
Half-Barrels BEEF and PORK
Half Chests and Smaller Pkgs. Oolong TEA
Drums and Boxes FISH, &c.. &c.
WARE, &c., viz.,
Lamp CHIMNEYS, &c.


Good Milch Cows

(Without a fault,)'

(Good at anything,)
A Cooking STOVE
And whatever else may be offered.
Hamilton, May 7, 1878.
P.S.-If not fine to-morrow, then first tair
day after. J.H.

A Rare Chance of Soec-

I have been favored with Instruc-
Stions to Sell,
i.1 PP'm ~r4'b!C ProperlI f
Known as
Wade's Green,
At the Caicos islands.
This desirable Ft eehold consists of about
1,800 acres of Land, a Large DIwelling, three
Out llo ses, and quite a number oft Fruit anA
other Trees. About one half of the Land is not
only Arable, but very productive, (th;e other por-
tion is good Graziiig Land, the whole of it has
a good enclosure and will be sold at a very low
figure,) and on accommodating terms.
For further particulars apply to
Hamilton, May 6, 1878.

Exchange on New York.

Gold Drafts,
Payable at Sight.

Apply to


Hamilton, 7th May, 1878.
Colonist copy once.

A 11 Persons having CLAIlLS against the
1' Estate of the late ELLISTO)N B.
PEROT, of Pembroke Parish, IEsqr., Deceased
are, requested to render the same to the Under-
signed on or before the 22nd Instant,
Hamiltoii, May 6th, 1878.

For Sale,
A Rosewood Cottage

Chappell, Maker, London,
West India Model.
Price 80.
ro be seen at Mr. Bennetts, Royal Engineer
Hamilton, May 7th, 1878.


-vow .0 .6i M
Just received per S. S. General Meade,"
Reid Street
lay 6h, 1878.*

To Return Direct.

WV.. O.D)USCOMBE, Master, -
Will Sail for the above Port

)n Saturday next,
lI th Ijlta:-.t.
Offering for Freight and Passengers at cus-
niry rates.
las room for about 300 Barr's.
B. If WALKER .- Co.,
mihton, May 7il', 178.


On Thursday fnext,
9th Instant,
In Front of the Stores oF the Un-
At 12 o'clock, M.
25 BLS. Extra Family FLOUR
< 10 Bls. Extra Rye FLOUR
25 Bags Yellow CORN
10 Bbls. Mixed CORN
10 Superior OATS
25 Bags Superior OATS
20 Boxes Laundry SOAP
10 Toilet SOAP
10 Bls. Pilot and Navy BREAD
5 Bls. Lunch BISCUITS
:20 Boxes assorted Tea CAKES
10 Boxes Breakfast COCOA
10 Cream COCOA
25 Kegs and Tubs BUTTER
10 Bags Dried PEACHES and APPLES
10 Boxes Laundry STARCH
10 Corn STARCH
50 Tins English MUSTARD
10 Cases Corned BEEF
2 Cases best Sweet OIL
10 Cases 1 lb. Tins OYSTERS
10 Bls. No. 1 MACKEREL
10 Half Bls. No. 1 MACKEREL
20 Qr. Bbls. and Kits No. 1 MACKEREL
5 Hlf. Bbls Family SALMON
100 Boxes HERRINGS
10 Boxes Boneless Compressed CODFISH
5 Boxes Prepared CODFISH
10 Drums Halifax CODFISH
30 BLS. Bottled ALE
1 Single HARNESS
1 Second hand BUGGIE, to seat two Persons,

Quick, Gentle and true to Collar.
1 Good CARRIAGE, to seat four
1 Small Sail BOAT,
--- With Mast, Sails, Ballast, &c., &c
Hamilton, May 6th, 1878.


If ")bl urttO ,
WILL E S3 0 ,
In front of the Stores of the Un-


The 16th instant, At 12 o'clock M.,

riage and Harness
The Property of Major T. John, 46th Regi-
A uctioneers.
Hamilton, 6th May, 1878.-2 3p
M ilR. DEGA RMO'S Classes in
l nieing and Deportment are now organ-
ized as follows:
Robinson's Hall, Hamilton,-
Young Ladies, Misses and Masters,-WWEl)-
NEDl)AYS and SATUl) D \YS at 4 P. M.
Young Gentlemen,-Wt.EDNESD)AY and
FRIDAY Evenings at 7-30.
Masonic Hall, Soauerset,-TUPES-
DAYS and FRIDAYS, 3-45 P. M.
The Lyceuim, Bailey's Bay,-MON-
IYAY and THURSDAY Evenings at 7-30.
i Note.-Applications for Classes in St. Geor-
ges and Smiths' Parish, will please be made by
Letter or in Person to
At Mrs. Kirkham's, lamilton.
May 7th, 1878.

Mechanical Repairing,

T[HE Undersigned having opened
a SHOP at the North East Corner of
Queen and Reid Streets, offers his Services
for the General Repairs of

&c.; Picture Frames and Cane Work, Speci-
Walking CANES of Bermuda Wood, a
Choice Lot, always on hand.
Hamilton, May 7th, 1878.--2pd


To One

and .11 whom it may

think it right to give this timely Notice to
and whose Accounts have remained unsettled
year after year, that their respective Accounts
will be agaiu rendered prior to 25th May, ensu-
ing, and that a final Settlement must be made by
31st following, May; in default of such Settle-
ment, legal, steps will be taken to recover the
Hamilton, Bermuda,
April 30th, 178.-3 3p.

By Order of the Mortgagee under a
Power of Sale,

9th May, at 12 Noon,

A Parcel of LAND
Containing about TWO ROODS, bounded on
the North by a Public Cross Road; on the
South by Land of the Heirs or Devisees of
Pilot William Morris, deceased; on the East
by Land of the Heirs or Devisees of Charles
Hewlett, deceased; and on the West by Land
of the Heirs or Devisees of Captain William
Morris, deceased: with the
thereon, now occupied by Timothy
Further particulars may be had of S. BROWN-
LOW GRAY, Esqr., Hamilton.
February 19th, 1878.
19 F., 19 M., 30A., 7M.-3 p.

Sale of Pew in St.
S John's Church, Pembroke.

W ILL be exposed to Putblie Sale, at the

The 17th inst., at 12 o'clock. Noon.

TNumbered 57.
Church Vestry Clerk.
Pembroke Parish, May 6, 1878.-2

For Sale,

By Thompson, London. Good tone; has stood
the climate well. PRICE 20.


Fitted with every Requisite
I owing and Sailing.
And a S. \1L,. DIN 3.Y, nearly new.

fo r

SMilch OW.
Presumed to be ip Calif,
A F SlT'l' Cl \S.
Breeding S 0 JV,
(witli Young.)

6 PIGS, six months old.
2 Goats. (one giving milk
The above can he seen at the residence of the
Subscriber, and can be purchased on or before
the 18th instant, by applying to
CAPT. P.VITERSON, 19th R.egt.,
Cut Road, St. Georges.
S4t' May, 1878.

To Farmers and Shippers of

Bermuda Produce,
Counignments to
Messrs E. F. LOOMIS & Co.,
92 Barclay Street,
Are solicited by the Undersigned who will re-
ceive and forward same.
Returns made Promptly.
lamilton, March 4th, 1878.-to May 31 3p,


To Farmers and Others.

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 hitn to give every satisfaction,
42 Front Street, Hamilton,
Will receive and forward Consignments free of
Account Sales and Cash returns promptly made
58, 60 & 62 Centre Row. W. Washingtor
Market, New York.
February 4, 187a.-3m. 3p.

New York .hail Steamer,

The Steam Ship

G !F 1.1. +,M+6.
Captain COWEILL,
Will leave hence for New York

9th "May, 1878, at 1 P. M.
To leave thence for return on
1 6th Instant.
All M \l LS to close at Post Office at 10
a.m., 9th
Specie and Parcel Freight to close. at 6 p.m.,
8 h.
Receipting for general Produce will be con-
tinued until 6 p.m., 8th, unless the Vessel is pre-
viously filled.
Passenger.- Stage will he removed at Noon
Warehouse to be cleared on !Ith May,
Barrels P'otatoes ...... .......each GOc.
Boxes Beets... ...........each 25c.
Boxes Onions ...... ........each 25 .
Boxes Tomatoes ...........each 10c.
Crates Tomatoes.............. each 30c.
Hamilton, Bermuda,
7th May, 1878.

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Commissariat Office,
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 6th May, 1878.
receive Tenders in duplicate up to 12
o'clock noon

The 11th day of June, 1878,
From Persons willing to enter into Contract
for the Supply of

* ~ fr lei

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For eight months,
From 1st August, 1878, to the 31st
March, 1879.
Forms of Tender and all information can be
obtained at the above Office, daily, between
the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tenders must be addressed to the DISTRICT
COMMISSARY GENERAL and marked outside
" T-'n.-1. for Land Transport."
serves the right of rejecting any or all the
2 Colonist copy twice.

Colonist copy once. RE OV AL
"11 "4"? 1 THE Law Office of ORNIOMD T.
11-1. 1) Lt EI)I))LETON has been rmovel to the
at r o 2 $ ait Premines occupied by W. oLUcK, Es'lr., Front
te' U Street, iamilton.
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Prospect 0121P.

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^ 1 Co. O ya Enaigineoier
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of Bermuda, that they will make their first
appearance in the above Theatre on

10th, 11th & 13th
MAY, 1878.
The Performance will commence each Evening
with the thrilling rama in 4 \cts, by
I TOM TAVLO, !'.sqr., l1ntitled

A Daughter's Trials.
Founded on Miss Braddon's Novel of the same.
To Conclude each Evening with the screaming
Farce in 1 Act, by MADAME EMILs DE
GIRADIN, Entitled the
SC'lockmaker'ss Hat.l
By kind permission of Colonel BENNET'r the
Band of the 46th Regiment will be in atten-
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TICKETS may be obtained of Pay Sergeants
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President Sergt. Major Neshitt; Stage Man.
agoer Sapper Bennyworth; Secretary 2nd Corpl





H. oH. A. Pitt,
Will Sail for the above Port

On Saturday next,
I Itit instant.
For Freight and P.assage apply to
Front Street, Hlamilton.
May 6, 1878.

rHIIE UND)ERS}NED) requests all Persons
who are Indebted to him to pay their res-
pective Amounts on or before the 30th June,
all unsettled Accounts after that date will be
placed in legal hands for collection.
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To Growers and Owners'

| N consequence of the great increase in ship-
Sients of Produce to New Yotk since the
season of 1874, we deem it necessary to give
notice, that we are ready to give our personal
attention is usual to all Shipments of Bermuda
Produce fur 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,
oy eachvessel transporting a shipment.
When necessary to order Specie in return for
any shipment it will he insured at the expense
of thie ()ners interested, and Owners will
clearly understand that all the dangers of trans-
port are borne by them.
Hamilton, Bermuda, to30th Jui e, 3p
February 9, 1878.


Royal Mail Steamers.

THE above Steamers will take BERMUDA
SPRODUCE through the coming Season
to Halifax en route to St. John, N.B., Boston,
New York, Quebec and Montreal, at the fol-
lowing through rates-payable by Consignee
in Gold:-

To Halifax........50
St. John, N.B..60
Boston ....... .60
New York ..... .60
Quebec ....... 75
Montreal ...... 80

bls. Boxes
ets. 20 cts.
" 40 "
" 40 0"
40 "
45 "
50 "

- Tomatoes.
10 cts.
18 "
18 "
18 "
20 "
25 "

Goods will be despatched to destination
either by rail or steam, on arrival at Halifax.
All Goods must be marked distinctly with
the name of the Port to which they are des-
Barrels must be well coopered and through
Packages will not be received unless in good
Ship's responsibility ceases when Goods are
delivered in good order to the next carrier.
To facilitate shipping, Goods will be receiv-
ed and stored at PENNO'S STORES before the
arrival of the Steamers, at a storage rate of
two pence per Barrel, payable on storing
The above rates include all Shipping and
Transhipment Charges at Halifax.
April 30, 1878,I June 25, 1878,
May 28, 1878, July 23, 1878.
Every facility will be rendered at St. Georges.

.. Agent.

St. George's, ermuda,
April 22, 1878. J

Joze Antone, Hattie Atwood, Silveira do Amaral,
Nelson Atwood, R. zi Bittacurto, Richard Brown,
Richmond Butterfield, Mrs Frances Butterfield, R
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mond Robinson, Francisco Rodriques, Annie M
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MAILS for England, United States, and Domi-
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From a London Correspondent.
LoNDno, April 2, 1878.
With respect to the Eastern Question the events
of the past week are pregnant with significance.
In the first place the refusal of Russia to submit
the full text of the Treaty of San Stefano, in order
that it might receive judgment and revision at the
hands of the Congressfrom the standpoint of former
treaties, which had received in solemn council the
signature of all the Great Powers-Russia included
-and which for the honor of all concerned, and to
uphold universal faith in their binding power, must
at all hazards be protected from insidious nullifica-
tion or decheance. The firmness of Lord Derby in
refusing our representative to attend the Congress,
except this vital principle in its entirety was recog-
nised, not only merited the support and approval
of all civilized powers, which I am fain to believe
it has gained substantially, but elicited a hearty
response in the breasts of all rightminded individu-
als composing our glorious Empire. The stand-
point is pre-eminently British; and it is, as well,
the landmark of our most advanced civilization,
which has in itself the greatest amount of principle,
sympathy, protective power, and germs of develop-
ment. There is no question but that some clauses
of existing treaties press rather unfairly on Russia,
but then she has always had a remedy, and that has
been simply to prove by veritable acts that she de-
serves the confidence of her more civilized neighbors
-that she has eradicated from her body politic the
lust for inordinate conquest, that her dynasty is of
more importance to her than her fancied destiny,
and that she can come into open court with a clear
mind and clean hands to prove to all the world that
her greatest desire is contentment and harmony,
and her claims deserving of respect in the interests
of peaceful development-if she could only act thus
the Treaties of Europe are capable of practical
amendment in her favor, and would be fairly dealt
with by all others concerned in the question of re-
vision. Russiaprefers violent abrogation, and the
substitution of might for right. Of this latter con-
clusion as to the fitness of things she must be dis-
possessed, if not by the force of adverse logic, then.
it must be by the might and right of mightier than
Following close on the expiring struggles of
a hopeful Congress, we find that the Earl of Derby
had fallen foul of the expressed intention of the re-
mainder of the Cabinet as to the measures of pre-
caution to be adopted in the event of failure in the
negotiations, then proceeding with the Court of St.
Petersburg. The calling out of the Reserves ne-
cessary to complete our attenuated battalions for
-actual service was his objective. Why ? He con-
sidered the measure was too precipitate, and the
opportunity constrained and delicate; but his ar-
gument failed to convince his colleagues, and al-
though the regret at his secession at this present
juncture from the Cabinet, of which he has always
been a prominent and influential member, is deep
and widely distributed, yet the mass of Englishmen
have failed to perceive the inconsistency which af-
forded his excuse for retirement. His firmness in
respect to the Conference, which he took pains to
vindicate as his own cherished convictions as well
as those of a united Cabinet, could bring about
either one of two issues-either the tardy acquies-
cence of Prince Gortschakoff or his deliberate refu-
sal. It brought about the latter; the Congress was
thus an impossibility, and the present state of things
engegendered-a state of things impossible of any
other solution than that which can be wrought out
sooner or later by force of arms ; for to contend that
two high-spirited nations can be thus brought face
to face-each labouring under a strong irritation,
although from different causes-and then subside
immediately after into amicable relations, is con-
tending against human nature. The army of Rus-
sia is echeloned in the environs of Constantinople,
from which position they can behold our fleet riding
at anchor in the coveted waters of the Straits, and
bidding them a disdainful defiance. This is a pro-
vocation which may take the form of an excess at
any moment. Suppose the Grand Duke or-
dered his troops to occupy Constantinople in de-
fiance of all protests, would our fleet assume the
offensive ? Would our fleet prove effective for such
a purpose ? We have allowed Lord Derby to sepa-
rate himself from his adapted position in the coun-
cil of Great Britain, a position he is so peculiarly
competent to fulfil at all times until he meets with
fraud, "chicanery," and double-dealing in every
guise, and refuses to meet such diplomacy with ef-
fective weapons in his own defence. This sacrifice
of our national dignity must teach Russia the les-
son that her base exchanges for our good faith and
honest dealing have an end, that Earl Beacons-
field's policy of readiness and willingness will be
warmly supported by the nation, and that the day
of reckoning is not so far off now as it was when
our Foreign Secretary possessed the mild benevo-
lence of a Derby.
In the Marquis ot Salisbury the Conservative
members and party possess a Foreign Secretary who
will give a good account of the Eastern difficulty,
and may safely be trusted to guard with unhesitat-
ing firmness the interests of our power and influ-
ence from Russian advances; whilst at the same
time his well-known views with respect to the in-
terests of the Christian population of Turkey will
secure the cordial support of the bulk of the Lib-
erals, most of whom are only too anxious that the
influence of Great Britain might now be asserted
consistently with Christian amelioration. Colonel
Stanley will, it is expected, add fresh lustre to the
office of Secretary of State for war; and the India

Office need not lose much by having a Secretary of
Mr. Hardy's tried abilities. The latter was to have
been elevated to the House of Lords, I understand,
but declined at present.
I don't exactly know how it is, but there can
scarcely be any doubt of the fact, that the masses
are in possession of a most unlimited faith that
England can cope successful with Russia single-
handed; and I believe if war was declared to-mor-
row, it would be hailed with unbounded satisfac-
tion. The ease with which our 1st Army Corps
has been brought forward for service has inspired
a confidence in the Administration which has allayed
much feverish anxiety, and inspired a new and
nobler feeling in the breasts of all. That the state
of readiness is perfect may be judged of when I in-
form your readers that even the stationery and
office material is packed and in possession of the
Departments, directed in bold letters 1 st Army
Corps," Reserve," Division," Brigade" and
Reserve at base of operations," as the case may
be. Reserves of all kind are now obtained in
abundance and at reasonable rates. I really be-
lieve if Russia proves recalcitrant, and war is pro-
claimed, the War Office will be readily enabled to
increase an expeditionary force of 35,000 now ready
to the extent of 100,000 in a few months after-
wards, for recruits would flock in thousands to the
colors. It is a wrong impression which has got
abroad that British pluck and valor is swamped by
shop-keeping propensities, and nothing would
please the majority of Englishmen better than to
disprove the assertion, and measure strength with
one of these overgrown military powers.
There is a lot of talk about the revival of a Con-
gress, but even on the bases proposed by our Cabi-
net the idea would not be welcomed by this couni
try, which has but little faith in its powers, if, as
is probable, Russia could bribe some delegates in
order-to overawe or overwhelm others. But as a
Congress will have to settle the question ultimately,
it could do no harm to discuss the San Stefano I
Treaty in all its bearings; therefore no obstacle s
will be placed in its way if Russia evinces a desire t
to submit the treaty as a whole and not in holes, f

Our First Class Army Reserve, as well as the
.U'i. Reserve, have been summoned to join the
colors before the 19th instant, and the Second Class
have been notified that their services may be re--
quired at any moment, and therefore they are to
hold themselves in readiness. This measure is ex-
pected to call forth lively discussion in Parliament
on Monday next, when a definitive policy is ex-
pected to be set forth by the Cabinet. But yet I
think the circular despatch of Lord Salisbury con-
tains policy of a nature to satisfy the dignity of
Europe as well as that of Britain. It has exposed
in a masterly manner the true objects of Russian
policy, and its opportune appearance will most
certainly give a decided impulse to healthy diplo-
macy. In fact Russia may not hope in the face of
this document to earn sympathy for her preten-
sions from any right-minded power concerned. It
may also be accepted by her in the form of an
Your readers will learn with sorrow of the loss
of H. M. S. Eurydice on her homeward voyage
from Bermuda, but I daresay the shocking details
have already reached you. The sad calamity was
deeply felt here. Captain Ferrier, R.E., was in
your midst for some time, and his untimely end
will call for what must now be, alas! a vain regret.
The storm which occasioned this catastrophe lin-
gered on our shores all the past week, and the cold
biting air and drifting snow added to the gloomy
The new system to be inaugurated in the de-
partments of the army received confirmation in the
appointment of 31 superior N. C. Officers to Sub-
Assistant Commissaries. The rank of Sub-Assist-
ant Commissary is only temporary, however, and
appeared in the Gazette on the understanding that
on the promulgation of the new Warrant-to which
Mr. Haliburton, who is the reputed author of the
scheme, obtained the consent and approval about a
week ago of Mr. Hardy-the title of Sub-Assistant
Commissary would cease in favor of Sub-Lieuten-
ants of Commissariat and Transport or Ordnance-
the new rank to be equivalent to and on the same
principle as that of Quartermaster. This grade
will be supplemented by Warrant Officers, and
promotions for the future to the former will be
through the latter. The Warrant is not yet pub-
lished, but is expected at any moment. The ap-
pointments to the new Pay Department appeared
in last night's Gazette, and, in point of number,
appears a formidable body.
Reverend J. Talmage Discussing His Career and
Death-The Morals to be Drawn from such a
Mr. Talmage, in his sermon at the Brooklyn Taber-
nacle, on 24th April, endeavored to draw some salu-
tary lessons for young men from the life and death of
William M. Tweed. The text was taken from II.
Samuel xviii, 29-" Is the young man Absalom safe ?"
My friends, said Mr. Talmage, the question which
David, the king, asked in regard to his boy is the
question that rings in the hearts of hundreds of pa-
rents in this assemblage. The fact is, this life is full
of peril. He who undertakes it without the grace of
God and a proper understanding of the conflict into
which he is going, will most certainly be defeated.
To prove that this life is an awful peril, I point to that
wreck of Friday at the Ludlow Street Jail, showing on
what a desolate coast a strong craft may crash
and part. Let there be no exhilaration over that
man's fate. Instead of the chuckle of satisfaction let
there be in every Christian soul a deep sadness. The
fact is that there are tens of thousands of men in this
country who, under the same awful pressure of tempt.
action, would have fallen as low. Instead of bragging
Sand boasting of how you would have maintained your
integrity, you had better go down on your knees and
thank God that His Almighty grace has kept you from
the same moral catastrophe. There is no advice more
appropriate to you this morning than the advice of the
Sci ipture-" Let him that standeth take heed lest he
fall." All my sympathies are for the afflicted family
of that deal prisoner. For the last ten years some of
them, I know, have endured an inquisition of torture,
and may the God of all comfort help them to-day,
when there are so few to pray for them. In the pre-
sence of this Christian assemblage I invoke the God
of all compassion for mercy upon those bereaved chil-
dren. Ah, my friends, let us remember that that
man made full expiation to society for his crimes
against it. Let us remember that by pangs of body
that no doctor could arrest, and by horrors of soul
which no imagination can describe, he fully paid the
price of his iniquity. Let others do as they may, I
will not throw one nettle on that man's grave. No
minister of religion, no man who stands as I do, Sab-
bath morning, Sabbath night and Friday night, before
a great multitude of young men, trying to help them
and educate them for time and eternity, can allow
that event of the past week to go by without drawing
from it a lesson of the fact that life is an awful peril
without the religion of Jesus Christ, and that the way
of the transgressor is hard. No stouter young man
ever started out on this world than William M. Tweed.
He conquered poverty, he conquered lack of educa-
tion, he achieved an aldermanic chair in the metropo-
lis of this country, he gained a position in the Con-
gress at Washington, and then he took his position on
the financial throne of power at Albany, his frown
making legislative assemblies tremble, while he divid-
ed the notoriety with James Fisk, Jr., of being the
two great miscreants of the nineteenth century. Alas!
alas! young men look at the contrast! Behold an
elegant compartment of Wagner's palace car, sur-
rounded by wines and cards and obsequious attendants
-going to the Senatorial palace at Albany; then look
at the plain box in the undertaker's wagon at three
o'clock of last Friday at the door of a prison. Behold

the contrast-the pictured and bouqueted apartments
at the Delavan, liveried servants admitting million-
naires and Senators who were flattered to take his
hand ; then see the almost friendless prisoner on the
plain cot throwing out his dying hand to clutch that
of Luke, his black attendant! Behold the wedding
party at the mansion, the air bewitched with crowns
and stars and harps of tuberoses and japonicas, the
whole scene a bewilderment of costliness and magni-
ficence; and then behold the low-ceilinged room
looking out on the dingy street, where poor, exhaust-
ed, forsaken, betrayed, sick William M. Tweed lay
dying! From how high up to how low down There
were many people in New York who for years were
persuaded by what they saw that an honest and labor.
ious life did not pay. As the coach swept by bontain-
ing the jewelled despoiler of public funds men thought
of throwing down their burdens and finding some
other way of getting a livelihood. But where is the
clerk on $500 a year, or the scavenger of the street,
who would take Tweed's lot of fraudulent prosperity
if he must also take Tweed's sufferings and Tweed's
dishonor and Tweed's death ? There never was such
an illustration for the young men of New York and
Brooklyn of the truth that dishonesty will not pay.
You tell 'me that in the last hours, in the last days,
the man of whom I speak read his bible three times
a day. It was beautiful, and it was appropriate. God
could save that man as easily as he could save you or
me. Had I been called to do so, I should have knelt
by his cot in the prison to pray for his soul with as
much confidence as I would have knelt by your bed-
side. 0 Lord long suffering, merciful and gracious,
height above all height, depth below all depths .any
man who cries for mercy shall get it. But who would
live a life hostile to the best interests of society even
it in his last moments he could make his peace with
God and enter heaven ?
Much excitement has been caused in New Zealand
by the destruction of a portion of a potato crop by in-
sects, which proved, upon examination, to be unmiss-
akably Colorado beetles. The seed was purchased
rom an American ship.

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Through the kindness of C. C. Keane, Esqr.. we
are in possession of a paper of that city, brought by
H. M. S. Sirius, of the 30th ultimo, containing some
very important war news.
GREAT BRITAIN.-LONDoN, April 29 -Gen -
eral Hastings Horsford, has been s-lected an com-
mander of the second army corps. A considerable
proportion of the fl-st army corps are likely to be
despatched to Malta in the course of the coming
week, Including a portion of the Guards. Many
stands of Martini-Henri Rifles are being removed
from the Tower of London, presumably for the
equipment of the reserves.
Great activity prevails at Portsmouth in prepar-
ing fittings for the conversion of merchant ships
into armed cruisers. A certain manufacturing firm
received from the Admiralty an order for more than
a hundred wire torpedo nets, for protection of ships
from fish torpedoes ; all lots to be delivered during
May. Immense quantities of shot and shell are
being issued from Woolwich Arsenal in all direc-
LONDON, April 29.-Advices from St. Petersburg
'tale that the principle of simultaneous withdrawal
om Constantinople having been accepted, Bis-
marck will retire from the position of mediator,
leaving the disputants to conclude the details of
settlement. It is reported that Austria has con-
cluded to take possession of Bosnia and Herzego-
vina, but the "Telegraph's" Vienna special says
the latter is based on mere conjecture.
A dispatch to the "Times" from St. Petersburg
declares that Bismarck has ceased mediating, but
the despatches from Berlin and Vienna state the
the exact opposite very positively. It is impossible
to get the truth from these various assertions, but
the "Times'" St. Petersburg correspondent un-
doubtedly derives his information from the St.
Petersburg Chronicle."
CONSTANTINOPLE, April 28.-General Todleben
will assume command of the Russian army on Mon-
day. Grand Duke Nicholas will leave for Sr.
Petersburg on Tuesday. The Grand Duke has in-
duced the Porte to send two more officers to urge
regular troops who have joined the Mussulman in-
surgents to submit. Some of the Greeks of Thrace
are joining the Mussulman insurgents.
INDIA.-LONDON, April 29.-A Calcutta des-
patch says it is reported that the commanding offl
cers of the numerous regiments have received or-
ders to have everything in readiness for immediate
The first Indian expeditionary force is to embark
from Bombay. Two divisions leave to-day, con-
sisting of two batteries of Royal Artillery, 13th and
31st regiments, 2nd Goorkhas, and two companies
of sappers and miners. The second will embark as
soon after as possible. It will consist of the 9th
Cavalry, 1st Bombay Lancers, 9th and 26th Bom-
bay infantry, and two companies of sappers and
The shipping arrangements comprise steamers
and sailing vessels. The latter are to be towed by
steamers. Water will be provided for 30, and coal
for 26 days. At Bombay dockyard work is being
prosecuted day and night in fitting the ships for
troops and horses, as the experiment of the state
for the despatch of native troops to Europe has
proved successful beyond the expectations of the
most ardent advocates of the scheme.
Native soldiers appear to be completely captiva-
ted by prospects of being engaged in military ser-
vice in Europe. They are volunteering to cross
Iih seas with enthusiasm. They are pressing for-
ward in whole regiments at a time. Troops who
had returned'-from Burmah only six weeks ago, and
who were three years in that country, are said to be
delighted that they are going to some place near
England to fight the Russians. In one regiment
every man has signed a petition that he may be
sent with the expedition to Europe.

Still Later.
The Mail Steamer General Meade, Captain Cowell,
arrived at her wharf in this Harbour at 11 o'clock
yesterday forenoon. She did not leave New York
till the afternoon of the 2nd instant.
We are indebted to Mr. Purser Straker, Mr. J,
H. Biddell, Steward, and Mr. G. Fitch, Porter,
for files of Ncw York Papers of the afternoon of
the 2nd instant.
Gold in New York, on 2nd instant, 100#ths.
Delaware & Hudson Canal Co., 53kth.
In the London Stock Market, 2-30 p.m., May 2,
it is stated that Stock prices have fallen away un-
der the influence of the Continental Bourses and
discouraging political news. Among foreign secu-
rities, Russians have suffered the most.
The First Contingent for Malta.-The first contin-
gent to be despatched from England to Malta will
number 5,000 men and two batteries of artillery, all
of which are under orders for embarkation.
The Torpedo Service.-The torpedo service pro-
mises all that is desired. Messrs. John J. Thorny-
croft & Co., will soon have ready five or six of the
twenty torpedo launches they are building, and
other firms are making extraordinary efforts towards
the completion of government orders for launches.
Portland the Naval Rendezvous.-Portland will be
the rendezvous of the ships now preparing to form
the fleet, for the Channel and North Sea. The
coast guard and turret ships will proceed there as
soon as they are ready.
Tigclance at Home.--nla view of the present criti-
cal state of affairs the Liverpool Customs authorit-
ies are understood to have been instructed to exert

cise special vigilance in the examination of expor-
cargoes to prevent contraband of war leaving this
Offer of Indian Auxilliaries.-A Bombay despatch
I says:-" The Begum of Bhopaul (a tributary state)
fas offered her whole available force for service
Fight Between Russians and furks.-An affray has
occurred between Russian and Turkish soldiers, near
Daud Pacha Barracks, about two miles beyond the
fortifications. Eighty men were wounded on both
sides. The Seraskierate has consequently prohibit-
ed Russian soldiers from crossing the line of demar-
Bright Denounces Bcaconsfield.-Mr. John Bright
spoke at a large peace meeting in Manchester May
1. He declared there could be no faith in a
Cabinet which had no truth. Lord Beaconsfield
was a great disturber of nations. He believed his
policy was hateful in the sight of Heaven and hos-
tile to the highest interests of Great Britain.

Mr. John Morrissey, died at Saratoga on the 1st
instant, after a long illness, aged 57 yeats. Mr. M.
was a native of Ireland. He was a blacksmith by
trade-a prize fighter by profession, and died a Se-
nator. The N. Y. Times, says many of the most
respectable and intelligent of Mr. Morrissey's fel-
low citizens will rightly regard his death as a
positive loss to the cause of good government in
New York. For the ex-prize fighter and gambler
was, in public affairs, a man of sturdy common
sense, clear perceptions, and unbending rectitude.
In a time which has worked havoc with the repu-
tations of many "Christian statesmen," no man
ever charged John Morrissey with being a venal
legislator or a dishonest politician.

There were 73 failures in the City of New York
during the last month. Liabilities 71 millions of
anti nr

T, e very latest War News.

From The New York Evening Telegram, Thursday,
May 2-3 P.M.
Her Commerce Menaced by Rnsso-American Cruisers
-Russia's Secret Preparations-Privateerinqg es-
sets Stationed at Revel-Seimen Ready for Service
-Armaments Supplied by American Firms.
LONDON, May 2.-A most alarming change has
taken place in the situation of England in face of
Russia. All England to-day is deeply excited
over certain disclosures which have just come to
hand in relation to Russia's secret naval prepara-
The statements published recently in the Tele-
gram relative to the Russo-American cruisers have
been more than verified by discoveries of the great-
est importance both to England and to the United
States. The Cronstradt correspondent of the Lon-
don Globe now writes to that journal and declares
that several steamers have been purchased by the
Russian government for privateering purposes, and
that these vessels are now stationedI at Revel Har-
A Russian Seaport.-Revel is a strongly fortified
seaport town of Russia, and is situated on a bay
on the south side of the Gulf of Finland, two hun-
dred miles west-south-west of St. Petersburg. It
was formerly the great emporium of the Hanseatic
League for the trade with Novrogorod. The har-
bour has of late been greatly improved and the
shipping interests of the town are of more than
ordinary importance.
Russia's Naval Strength.-According to the reve-
lations made by the Globe's correspondent the ves-
sels in question were procured by the Russian gov-
ernment for the purpose of converting them into
cruisers, and, by this means, extending the naval
strength of Russia unknown to England. Every-
thing relative to these preparations have been car-
ried on with the utmost secrecy, and, until to-day,
the rumors and statements that have been promul-
gated about them have been either doubted or
flatly denied. But the whole truth is now reveal-
ed, and denial is no longer possible.
Large Forces of S~arnen. -The correspondent goes
on to state three of the vessels that have been fitted
out left Revel a week ago, and their destination
was America. The provisions and armaments
were supplied by American firms. A large num-
ber of seamen were on board, fully armed and.
equipped. They, present together a formidable
force, and it is evident that they mean business.
Elaborate Arranqements.-From the same source
it is learned that the arrangements that have been
made by the Russian government relative to the
cruisers are far more complete and elaborate than
any one imagined. It was generally believed that
Russia would not attempt to force her way on the
sea, but how wrong was this supposition is now
sufficiently shown.
An immense Reserve.-A still more astounding re-
velation is to the effect that there is a sufficiently
numerous reserve of seamen, under the general
command and at the disposal of the Grand Duke
Constantine to supply twenty ocean steamers like
those that have already departed for the United
States. And, furthermore, there is reason to be-
lieve that Russia will make the most of her oppor-
tunity, by employing, not only this immense reserve
force, but also additional forces, if necessary. It is
said that negotiations are pending between Russia
and several steamship owners for the use of many
more vessels.
One Warning Voice.-Under these circumstances
it is easy to understand that the feeling in London
due to these revelations is intense. On all hands
the subject is being excitedly discussed, and it is
believed that the facts thus made known will hasten
the war which has been threatening. The Globe's
correspondent declares that there has not been a
single warning voice, save one from Constradt, to
call the attention of England to this Russo-Amer-
ican privateering enterprise, the magnitude of
which cannot be overestimated.
England's Danger.-The correspondent pronounces
the Czar's convoy force of seamen as very able and
finely drilled and organized. He offers an opinion
that if Russia is not baulked she will penetrate to
the very centre of England's shipping, and no
power will be sufficiently strong to stand in her
way. He considers the situation as extremely
menacing to the English nation. He adds that the
only effectual way of dealing with the difficulty
will be for England to make a grand stroke and
crush the privateering movement before it assumes
larger proportions, thus nipping the enterprise in
the bud. How this may be safely and surely done
is not suggested.

The Cimbria has a Regular Man-of-War's Crew on
Board-An Officer of the Imperial Navy in Com-
mand-Awaiting Orders.
SOuTrTHWEST HABOB, Me., April 30.-About seven
o'clock on Sunday morning the steamer Cimbria of
Hamburgy-one of the Hamburg-American line,
arrived at this place. According to Capt. Baden-
heusen's statement, she is chartered by an agent
of the Russian government. She proceeded to
Baltic Port (or Baltiiskoi), in Russia, and there
took on board 600 men, mostly Finns, as steerage
passengers, and 63 men as cabin passengers. She
sailed from Baltic Port April 20, and passed round
the north of Scotland.
A Mysterious Commander.-Captain Badenheusen

was under the orders of one of the cabin passen-
gers, and when off Cape Sable, as he shaped his
course for Cape Cod, he was directed to lay his
course for Southwest Harbor. He has no cargo
only ship stores. He is now lying here waiting for
orders. He professes utter ignorance of the des-
tination of the vessel or men.
A Russian Naval Officer.-No person has been
ashore except Capt. Badenheusen and the gentle-
man in charge. The latter has the bearing of a
naval officer, and is a Russian. The Collector of
the Port has not yet boarded the ship, and no other
person has been allowed on board. The ship is full
of men and keeps steam up continually.

From the New York Herald, May 1.
The arrival of the steamer Cimbria on the coast
of Maine with a large company of officers and sea-
men of the Imperial Russian Navy, when taken in
connection with the rumored preparation of fast
cruisers for the destruction of British commerce on-~
the high seas, is an event of uncommon interest.
Whether this detachment represents the avant garde
of the blrge force which, we have been repeatedly
informed, is to man steamers, to be purchased and'
equipped in American waters by the Russian gov-
ernment, or is merely a party sent out to create a
scare, and thus influence British diplomacy, is not
yet known. According to the terms of the Treaty
of Washington we cannot permit our harbors to be
made bases of operations against Great Britain,
But there is nothing to prevent the Russians or any
other prospective belligerents from sending unarm-
ed bodies of men to this country even for ulterior
purposes, as long as a state of peace exists. Should
war be declared to-morrow, and before the Cimbria
leaves American waters, our government could not
prevent her departure on the ground that the men
she carries may be employed for naval warfare in
regions outside our jurisdiction, any more than it
could prevent passengers from leaving on an Au-
strian steamer for Liverpool who were undoubtedly
belongins to the British Navy. If the passengers

of the Cimbria are to man Russian cruisers in the
Atlantic they will join their ships at other than a
United States port, and may now be waiting in-
structions as to the point or points where they can
do so. Their presence indicates in any case that
Russia is not disposed to accord to England the
undisputed sovereignty of the seas, and that the
latter power is likely to experience commercial
losses and dangers similar to those we suffered
from when the Alabama and Shenandoah, largely
manned by English subjects, were burning and
sinking American ships in the chops of the Chan-
nel. It is to be supposed that the Russian govern-
ment is too well acquainted with our intentions
and obligations of neutrality to do anything that
would involve our honor. Certain it is that any
such attempt would not succeed, as our govern-
ment will not fail to exercise '* due diligence" in
maintaining neutrality.
From the New York Times.
It seems to be the belief of a great many Ameri-
cans that a war between Great Britain and Russia
would be disastrous to the maritime interests of
the former country. In conversations on the street
and in business offices one is continually hearing
remarks which indicate that, in the opinion of the
speakers, a war with Russia would drive the com-
merce of England from the seas as effectually as
ours was driven fifteen years ago. The inference
naturally drawn from this is that, as the second
maritime nation in the world, we shall come into
possession of the trade and revenues of which our
rival is dispossessed. If this result followed from
the causes stated, every one would have to
admit that there was a providential justice in the
transfer back to us of the shipping and the trade
we had prior to the war of the rebellion. Our loss
at that time was clearly England's gain, and the
re-titution made by the tribunal at Geneva repre-
sented only a very small fraction ot the damage
done to our commerce by the Alabama and her con-
sorts. But that such a forced readjustment will
take place is not in the least probable. American
merchants put their vessels under the English flag
for a variety of reasons. They could get higher
rates of freight, a saving could be made in insur-
ance, and the danger of loss by capture was re-
moved. But in the present case the motive to
make a change of this character would be almost
wholly wanting, as the liability to loss by capture
would be comparatively insignificant.
The Government of the United States, by its ac-
ceptance of the treaty of Washington and its
results, and by its action in the troubles between
Spain and Cuba, has established for itself a rule of
conduct from which it cannot depart. It could no
more allow Russian privateers and gun-boats to be
built and supplied in its ports for the purpose of
preying on the commerce of England, than it could
permit similar depredations by its own citizens ;
and the same restrictions would also apply to
France, Holland, and other nations of Europe. If
Russia is to send oilt cruisers to destroy the mer-
chant tonnage of England they will have to come
from her own seaports. But if war is declared, the
ports on the Black and the Baltic Seas will be her-
metically closed, as far as Russian navigation is
concerned and the only available outlets will be the
seaports on the Pacific coast of Asiatic Russia. If
privateering was now carried on as it used to be
during the first years of the present century, a bril-
liant opportunity would here be offered to the Rus-
sians to destroy a great part of the English sailing
tonnage engaged in the China and East India
trade. Fast-sailing and heavily-armed vessels
could be fitted out for a cruise of a year or more,
and in the China Sea or the Indian Ocean could
make hundreds of prizes. But the use of steam as
a motor makes all such efforts impracticable. A
Russian man-of-war or privateer would have to
regulate her operations, partly by the size of her
coal bunkers, and partly by the opportunities offer-
ed to her of obtaining an additional supply of fuel.
The Alabama, Florida, and Shenandoah found Eng-
lish coaling stations scattered all over the globe, of
which they made free use; but a Russian vessel of
a similar character would have none of these ad-
vantages at her disposal. Even in neutral ports,
such as Batavia, Manilla, or Yokohama, if she
were bold enough to venture into them, she would
experience considerable difficulty in purchasing
coal from the English merchants, who virtually
control the coal trade in that part of the world.
It will thus b3 seen that the field of Russian ma-
rine operations would be very much restricted.
The English have an immense merchant tonnage
which, if it could be reached, might easily be de-
stroyed; but the means that country has of pri--
tection, when opposed to a semi-inland country
like Russia, seemed to be fully equal to the
demand. The vessels of the Russian Navy, sta-
tioned at different points, would probably, during
the first few months ofawar, do some little damage;
but the need of coal and the information concern-
ing them that could be given by the telegraph
cables, would make it impossible for them to con-
tinue their operations for any length of time. The
necessity of paying war premiums on merchandise
shipped in British vessels, together with the uncer-
tainty as to its safe arrival at the port of destina-
tion, would, for a while, act as a stimulent upon
our American commerce, and if our shipping laws
were other than what they are, some faint-hearted
merchants might be induced to transfer their ves-
sels to our flag; but as compared with the commer-
cial transformation that took place in this country
in consequence of our war, the temporary depres-
sion in the English shipping interest would be
hardly noticeable. It would not take six months

to remove the causes for it by blockading or des-
troying the Russian steamers, and then the war
rates charged on British ships would be merely
nominal. It will not do for American merchants
to cherish false hopes of maritime supremacy to be
attained through the sudden downfall of that of
Great Britain. Our success, when it comes, will be
due to hard work, a reasonable tariff, and improved
commercial laws.
NEWFOUNDLAND.-Papers of the 25th April an
nounce additional arrivals of sealers as follows :
Steamer Proteus....................2,000
t" Vanguard............ .....1,000
Greenland................ 1,400
6" Kite...................... 8,000
Brigt. Pearl........................2,100
Herald.................... 1,500
The brigantine Ariel was reported at Greenspond
rw.ith 5,000 seals ; the barque Bartura at Pool's Is-
land, with 3,500; the brig Peerless, with 5,500, was
reported by. the latter vessel. Sailing vessels, par-
ticularly schooners, appear to have made more profit-
able trips than the steamers and the St. John's Chron-
icle suggests that steamers be discarded and replaced
by sailing vessels. The Steamers Narwhal, with 800
seals; the fHecla, with 400; the Aurora, with 1,400;
and nine sailing vessels with fares of 1000 to 3000
seals each, were reported at White's Bay, jammed in
the ice.
MUTINY.-A man named Eugene Flynn, who
was handed over to H. M. S. Sirius on the high
seas, for being the ringeleader in a mutiny on board
the Yarmouth ship Arlington, bound to Liverpool,
G.B., was brought before the Stipendiary Magis-
trate yesterday, when he pleaded guilty and was
sentenced to 12 weeks' imprisonment ,with hard
labour. The man did not appear to be in full pos-
session of his senses, but after medical.examination,
he was pronounced to be of sound mind.--Ialifax
Chronicle. April 27.

From the West Indies and Demerara.

The Royal Mail Steamer Alpha, Captain Crowell,
from St. Thomas arrived at St. Georges, on Thursday
morning last, and left on the afternoon of same day
for Halifax.
By the Alpha, we received our usual exchange files
from the West Indies Islands.
It is said that the present Secretary for the Colonies,
Sir Michael Hicks leach, has given it as his opinion
that the existing representative form of Governmnent
in Barbados, ought to be preserved, and that at present
there is no probability of any change of Constitution
being forced upon the Colony.
The Swedish Island of St. Bartholomew was form-
ally retroced to France on the 16th March last, after
being, for nearly a century under the Swedish Gov-
ernment. This retrocession is said to be in accord-
ance with the wish liberally and freely expressed by
the inhabitants of the Islands. The ceremony was a
religious one. The Swedish Government was repre-
sented, on this occasion, by the Governor of the Co-
lony, and the French nation by Vice-Admiral Mau-
det, commanding the chief naval division of the An-
tilles and the Gulf of Mexico. St. Bartholomew
comes under the government of Guadaloupe.
It is our painful duty to record the sudden death.
at Demerara, on the 12th of March last, of IHumphrey
Ewing Chum Ewing, Esqr., the youngest son of Hum-
phrey Ewing Chum Ewing, Esqr., of Strathleven, Lord
Lieutenant of the County of l)umbartonshire in Scot-
land. The deceased gentleman left Scotland at the
end of last year on a tour through the United States
of America and the West Indies, and was expected to
arrive in this Island by the Mail on the 3rd instant,
which however brought the sad news of his sudden
death. Mr. Ewing was a member of the Firm of Jas.
Ewing & Co., who have very large connections in this
and other of the West India Islands, and his untimely
end is deeply regretted by his friends here, to whom
he had endeared:himself by his social and courteous
manners.-Antigua Times, April 6.
ST. VINCENT, March 28.-His Excellency Lieut.-
Gove nor Dundas, C.M.G., (says the Witness of tlhe
above date), will leave by the Eider to-morrow
en route for England. It is stated that His Excel-
lency goes home on six months vacation. Without
enterinZg into an enquiry how far Hiis Excellency's
temporary relinquishment of the reins of Government
may be a fit subject of review and congratulation with
the public, we content ourselves with the expression
that Mr. Dundas ruled this Island with the mnillest
authority. During his term of administration, a most
important change in our constitutional government
took place, a change naturally attended wi:h much
dissatisfactionn by the majority of the )people. \VWe al-
lude to the inauguration of Crown Colony Gov-rn-
ment. In this arrangement we are anxious to give a
fair trial in the hopo that it may be of ultimate bone-
fis to this Island, yet we cannot be blind to the unjust
and arbitary manner it is attempted to be earri d outf.
Errors of omission and corn mission there have been,
but we attribute them mainly to the insidious counsel
of his advisers. However much we h.'ve on occasions
differed from Hlis Excellency's policy of government
at the outset of' his administration, we will now as
loyal subjects join in the good wishes for the health
and happiness both of himself and Mrs. Dunlas, and
may they have uninterrupted health during their stay
in England. Upon the departure of Mr. Dundas,
the administration of the Government will devolve.on
the Honble. E. Laborde, as the senior member of the
Executive Council.


[New York World.]
The British revenues for the year ending March
31st show a surplus of over $600,000 sterling,
instead of the deficit which was expected. The
London Times of yesterday explains this as the
result of certain special and temporary causes, but
the fact itself, like the resignation of Lord Derby,
will doubtless "surprise" official circles in St.
Petersburg and strengthen the position of Lord
Beaconsfield at home. If one of these facts goes to
show the Russians that England will not patiently
submit to the virtual establishment of a Russian
protectorate over the dismembered Turkish Empire,
the other will tend to sharpen their perception of the
enormous financial disadvantage at which Great
Britain holds them at this important crisis in the
story of both nations. It certainly will be wise for
the councellors of Alexander II. to consider this
element of a conflict with the mistress of the seas
very carefully; for while it is probable that the
Russian Government may be exposed to grave
domestic dangers by a failure now to consu.nmate
the wild wishes and traditional dreams of the
Russian people, it is much more than probable-
it is as certain as anything in the future can well
be said to be-that a disastrous war with England
would precipitate that great social and political
revolution which for years past has been preparing
within the bosom of the Muscovite world. There
has been a good deal of rather vague speculation as
to the arena in which a war between England and
Russia could be fought at all; and much is said now
of the alliance of Turkey with Russia, as restricting
that Arena. But since the Grand Duke Nicholas
pressed his treaty of San Stefano on the Sultan,
Turkey in Europe has practically ceased to be a
factor in the Eastern question. The Russians
occupy the European empire of the Ottomans from
the Danube to the shores of the .tEgean, from
Widden to the Dardenelles and Gallipoli. The
Sultan has his palaces and his gardens, and liberty to
invite the brother of the Czar to lunch. England

has only to co-operate with the Greeks, to whom
Russia has not seen fit to extend the benefits of her
civilizing victory, and she will find* an arena of
conflict in which she can put her favorite system of
military subsidies into operation once again, with
the more formidable effect that Russia must fight
under a constant anxiety as to the course of Austria
hanging always upon her open flank and commanding
the upper Danube, even if Austria should judge it
best to act upon her old plan in a spirit of self-re-
gardful neutrality." Prince Bismarck, without
whose express or implied assent Russia could never
have ventured in the Eastern war at all, has found
in the arrogant Russian demand upon Roumania
for the retrocession of Russian Bessarabia, added to
Roumania by the Treaty of Paris, au adequate ex-
cuse for withdrawing his countenance from the
new enterprises of the Czar, Germany, with her
million of armed men, stands now with folded arms,
and gives Austria to understand that Berlin will do
nothing to prevent Vienna from enforcing a decent
regard for Austro-Hungarian interests upon St.
Petersburg. The Russians, therefore, must carry
on their controversy wi h England under the para-
lyzing sense that the least mistep may bring down
upon them the crushing weight of the Austro-Hun-
garian empire; and it is obvious that this consci-
ousness is already disturbing the councils of the
Czar. It will be a bitter and dangerous thing to
draw back now from the great prize so nearly at-
tained, at which Russia has been unconsciously
aiming ever since the rude ships of her red-haired
barbarians clashed with the galleys of the Byzantine
emperors in the Bosphorus a thousand years ago ;
but it may be more bitter and more dangerous to
be flung back now from that prize defeated and
bleeding, only to see the southern Sclavs and the
detested Greeks consolidated into independent
states against her will and by other hands than
Yet this must be the issue of an unsuccessful war
with England in the actual condition of the East.
And when the financial strength of England is fully
called out to support such a war as a war with Rus-
sia for the control of the Eastern question must

inevitably be, Russia, even though unexhausted by
such a sore struggle as she has just been waging,
may well hesitate to grapple with sinews so tre-
mendous. A paper has just been laid before the
Statistical Society in England by Mr. Giffen, in
which the subjects of the wealth of England and of
the recent accumulations of capital in the United
Kingdom are considered carefully and at length, and
with results which have startled even those English.
men who had thought themselves most familiar with
the financial history and condition of their country.
Mr. Giffen finds, for example, in regard to the
growth of capital in Great Britain. that in the ten
years between J865 and 1875 the capital of the
country was increased by the enormous sum of
2,400,000,000 or about twelve thousand millions of
dollars. In 1865 the capital of the Empire was
6,100,000,000. In 1875 it was 8500,000,0O0.
In other words, England has been adding to her
capitalized wealth or her national estate at the tre-
mendous rate 240,000,000 a year. And whereas
the gross assessed income of Great Britain at the
beginning of the century, when she was carrying on
her great wars with Napoleon I., was but 15,000,-
000, and in 1855, at the time of the Crimean war,
was but 308,000,000, it had risen in 1865 to
396,000,000, and in 1875 rose to 571,000,000.
These figures, as Mr. Giffen says, are "bewildering"
in their amounts, and nothing in the way of political
economy can be more important than a thorough
investigation of the causes which have led to such
collossal results.
But it is from the point of view of their bearing
upon England's power of offensive warfare alone
that we now allude to them. When we consider
that the capitalized value of the income derived
from capital in England now represents, as nearly
as may be, eleven times the amount of the national
debt. and makes that debt, in all soberness, a mere
flea-bite" it is evident that no power in the world
can be compared. as to it resources for modern war-
fare, with Great Britain. More than ever now
money is the essential Inerve of war, and it surely
be-hooves an empire suchas Russia, already al-
most at the end of her disposable revenues as to
think more than twice before she engages herself
seriously in a war of an essentially vague charac-
ter upon issues equally vast iad undefined, with a
power which during the single decade from 1865 to
1875 has added to its wealth enough to enable its
people to pay their whole existing national debt
three times over, aad yet remain as rich, indivi-
dually, as they were ten years ago.

From the New York Journal of Commerce April 13.


The report of the United Stat. s inspectors at Phi-
ladelphia on the wreck of the steamer Metropolis was
laid before the House Suib-Coninitte on Commn erce
to-day.' The report attributes the disaster to the rot-
ten condition o! the ship's bow and stern, hastened by
the un, qual distribution of the railroad I iron co upris-
ing her cargo. Extensive repairs had been mal, but
in such a manner as to deceive both the insurance and
United Stares inspectors and without real benefit to
the ship.
Eben Manson, master shipbuilder at Newburvporr,
in an affidavit states that he did the work on the stern
of the ship in 1871, in such a manner us to conceal
the rotten wood in the stern, under Mr. Lunt's (one of
the owners) direction.
Mr. Dunbar, local inspector at Norfolk, who examin-
ed the wreck on the beach on the 7th of February,
found that each end had been repaired in the same
imperfect manner, from which the officers infer-as
stated in their report-that it was intentional in
each case. While stating their belief that the inspec-
tors were honestly deceived in the manner of repairs,
they question the propriety of the hull inspector at
New York in changing the character of the ship from
freight to passenger without a previous knowledge of
the nature of the cargo she was to carry, or whether,
when loaded, she would have the accommodation the
law requires for the large number of passengers he
authorized her to carry. They think the captain
must have been in error as to his whereabouts at the
time the ship commenced leaking, and give their
reasons for thinking that he was further southward
than he supposed himself to be, otherwise they should
have held him culpable for not going into Hlampton
Roads. They sum up under four heads:
First-That they believe Mr. Lunt, the superintend-
incg owner, was cognizant of imperfections in the hull
o1 the steaner, and therefore liable to the provisions
of the 4,493d section of the Revised Statutes.
Second-That Eben Manson, shipbuilder at New-
buryport, Mass., was accessory to such knowledge, and
deserves criminal prosecution for withholding it from
the proper authorities until ninety human lives had
been sacrificed.
Third-They suggest to the Fupervising Inspector
of the District an examination into the conduct of As-
sistant Inspector Craft in changing the character of
the steamer under thle circumstances noted from the
report to the Secretary of the Treasury under the pro-
visions of section 4,407 of the Revised Statutes.
Fourth-They believe the captain was in ignorance
of the imperfect condition of the ship when he left
Philadelphia, and that from the time she began leak-
ing until she was on the beach his conduct was that of
a cool and skillful seaman. The total number of
lives lost was ninety-passengers seventy-six and
crew fourteen.


have received the following communication from
Messrs. Lunt Bros.:
NEW YORK, April 13.
Editor of the Journal of Commerce:
We notice by this morning's papers a summary of
the report of the Philadelphia local inspectors on the
investigation made by them as to the cause of the loss
of steamer Metiopolis, and which reflects upon us as
managing owners. We have remained silent during
the entire time of the investigation and deliberation of
the inspectors (extending over a period of some two
months), notwithstanding the injurious reports circu-
lated, believing that if a proper investigation was made
that the seaworthy condition of the ship would be fully
established, and the course of both United States and
underwriters' inspectors in granting a ship certificate
thoroughly vindicated. A report was made March 27
without reflection upon the owners, and after having
been forwarded to the Supervising Inspector of this
district, was a few days afterward recalled, and this
last report, bearing date March 28, made the latter
reflecting upon the owners.
We have appealed to the Supervising Inspector of
this district, Addison Low, Esq., for the report of his
subordinates, the Philadelphia local inspectors having
positive and undeniable proof of the utter falsity of the
statements as to the unsound and unseaworthy condi-
tion of the ship, and we ask of the public a suspension
of opinion until after such time as our appeal has been
heard. We would add that in the investigation held
we were not represented, having been denied copies of
the testimony, and while the last report of the inspec-
tors was made under date of March 28, notwithstand-
ing our repeated and urgent request, wo have only to-
day been granted a copy of it, alter it had been given
to the press for publication, thereby damaging our
commercial reputation and character without giving
us opportunity for defense.
Very respectfully,

The Dominion of Canada imports for March were six
and a quarter million dollars, exports one million and
three quarters.

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