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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]
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Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
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Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.


No.21.-Vol. L. STATE SUPER VAS ANTIQUES. 24s per Ann


Hamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, Mlay 4 I, 1878.


Bermuda Hunt


Races.


A T a general Meeting held at the
Town Hall, Hamilton, on Monday the
6th May, 1878-R. D. DARRELL, Esqr., in the
Chair-it was decided:-- '-
I st.-To hold a Race Meeting of the Bermuda
-Hunt, at about the end of June next.
2nd.-That the following Gentlemen should
be, requested to act on the Committee:
: THE HONBLE. EUGENICS HARVEY,
CAPTAIN MORESBY, R.N.,
DR. T. A. OUTERERIDGE,
T. FoWLl Tud.IER, ESQR.,
R. D, DARRELL, ESQ-.,.
DR. PARK B. TUCKER,
AN OiFICER, R.A. oK R.E.,
AN, OFFICER, 19TH REGT.,
AN OFFICER, 46TH REGT.,
DR. SncILAIR, P. M. 0.,
CAPT.'STANLEY CREEK, BRIGADE MAJOR,
LIEtiT, CARPENTER, A. D. C.
3rd.-That Lieut. CARPENTER be requested to
act as Honorary Secretary and Treasurer.
4th.-That Substription Lists be prepared and
forwarded .to the Mayors of Hamilton and
St. George, Messes, &c.
4th.--That the following should be the Pro-
gramme, subject to a teration by the Com-
nmittee:
1.-PLANTER'S STAKES-for all Horses the
property of Planters, and that have been
regularly employed at Farm work. Heats.
One mile.
2.-THE POLO STAKES-for all Horses of
14 hands 2 inches or under. Half a mile
on the flat. Heats
3.-THE BERMUDA HUNT CUP-(Han-
dicap.) For all Horses that have been
regularly hunted during the past season.
One mile and a quarter on the flat.
4.-THE GRAND MILITARY HUNT CUP
-for, all Horses the property of Officers of
the Army and Navy quartered in Bermu-
da. One mile and a quarter over hurdles.
5.-ST. GEORGE STAKES- for all Horses 15
hands and under. One mile on the flat.
6.-THE GOVERNOR'S CUP-Value Twenty
Guineas. Horses born in Bermuda allow-
ed 7, pounds., Three quarters of a mile
on the flat.
7-THE iSOMERS HURDLE RACE-for
all Horses. Those of 15 hands and under
allowed 10 lbs. One mile over hurdles.
:8.-CONSOLATION SCRAMBLE-for all
beaten horses that have run at the Meet-
ing. Half a mile on the flat. Value 10.
(Entries to be made at the Scales immediately
after the preceding Race.
: CONDITIONS:
1.-All Horses to be entered and ridden by
Members of the Bermuda Hunt Club.
2.-Entries for all races except the Consola-
tion Scramble, to -be made in writing to the
Honorary Secretary, Mount Langton, on a.
date to be hereafter notified. The entrance
poney for,each race is.ten shillings, which
-must in badh ease accompany the nomination
-or it will not be received. Colors to be de-
clared at time of entry; any owner neglecting
to declare, or jockey: riding in wrong colors,
will be fined ten shillings.
S.-All races are at catch weights, not under
11 stone; except those for horses of 15 hands
and under which are at catch weights not
under ten stone 'seven pounds. ,
4.-Any winner for a Hurdle Race or Flat
,ace at the meeting to carry seven pounds
etrahmn, any subsequent race, Flat or Hurdle,
for which he" may start, and no horse to re-
ceive the stakes for more than one Flat and
one Hurdle race at the meeting.
5.-Three horses the property of different
owners to start for each race or' the added
money will be withdrawn.
me 6.-The entrance money for each- race in
Wlnp here are three or more starters to go to
the second horse.
7.-Aui person .making an objection must
lodge ten hillings with the Stewards which
will be forfeited to the lace Fund if the ob-"
jectionis decided by them.to be frivolous.
8.-All horses running for races for horses
of 15 hands and under, must produce to the
Clerk of the Scales before starting a certificate
of height signed by one of the Stewards.
Arrangements will be made to measure
horses on the course, but their heights can be
taken at any time by Dr. Outerbridge, Bailey's
Bay, or by the Honorary Secretary
9.-The Judges decision to be final.
10.-The decision of the Stewards will be
final, and they reserve the right of making up
new races and of altering in any way the Pro-
gramme or Conditions. They will not be re-
sponsible for any losses occasioned by any
accident or event connected with the races.
11.-The order of running will be fixed the
day before the meeting.


SShould it be necessary to postpone the races
on account of the weather a Blue Peter will be
hoisted at 9 a.m. at the Signal Stations, which
will -signify that the, races will take place at
the same time and place on the following day.
Subscription Lists are placed at the Club,
,Mess Rooms, &c.
Time and place to be mentioned hereafter.
J F. CARPENTER,
Honorary Secretary and Treasurer.
Mount Langton, 11th May, 1878.
'Bermuda papers please copy.


ON


The 22nd inst., At 12 o'clock,
At the House lately occupied by
JO N" FOWLE, E-sqr.,
A Lot of
HOUTJSEHOLD FURNITURE,
Consisting in.part of:--
HORSE Hair SOFA 6 do. CHAIRS
1 Centre TABLE 2 Small TABLES
3 Easy CHAIRS
Mahogany SIDEBOARD
Butler's TRAY Handsome Bed-room SET
Iron BEDSTEAD Bed SPRINGS
PILLARS Large Pine PRESS
2 TABLES CURTAINS PICTURES
2 SOFAS 1 Hair MATTRESS 1 Do. Do.!
1 Pair Plated CANDLESTICKS, glass shades"
1 Large Grass HAMMOCK
1 American STOVE, new
3 Kitchen TABLES CHAIRS
Fowl HOUSE.


ALSO,
1 Carriage, and Harness,
I Skiff BOAT,
18 feet keel,
And about 100 Empty BARRELS.
Sandys Parish, 13th May, 1878..

A TEA MEETING
Will be held
at the Residncee ot
M1r. Daniel Stovell,
Paget Parish,
On Wednesday and
Thursday; the 22nd and 23rd Instant,
In behalf of the Paget Home Association.
Door open at 5 p.m.
Price of Admission One Shilling. Children
half price.
The MOZART'S FAVORITE BAND will
be in attendance.
Paget's, May 14, 1878.-2

Notice,
SLL Persons having CLAIMS against the
Estate of the late ELLISTON B.
PIE ROT, of Pembroke Parish, Esqr., Deceased,
are requested to render the same to the Under-
signed on or before the 22nd Instant.
MARY J. PERO'T,
Executrix.
THOSE. J. WADSON,
Executor.
Hamilton, May 6th, 1878.


AJews for those who enjoy a good
Smoke.


Has just Received per Steamer
"Canima,"
A large and varied assortment of
Choice Smoking Tobaccos
ALSO,
A fresh Supply of Pets and Perfection

Cigarettes.
The above are offered for Sale at LOWEST
CASH PRICES.
H.i GRA JTHJ I,
Nos. 46 & 47 Front Street,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
May 13, 1878.-3


0. I. C.
Ham Without Bone!
Just Arrived in the Canima," from New York,
BONELESS HAI.
It cannot beexcelled forits delicious flavor, and
economy in use. Give it a trial.
A. R. THOMPSON,
Sole Agent, Wholesale and Retail,
No. 5 Queen St.
Hamilton, May 14, 1878.-4
FO UR FeIF T.I


Notice.,

The Auction Sale of

F U RNITURE, &Oc.,
AT THE


Deputy Inspector Geoneral's, R
sidence, -R. N. .Hospital, .
'WILL TAKE PLACE AT NOON,


The 27th Instant. -
May 14th, 1878.


Exchange on New York.

Gold l rafts,
Payable at bight.--Apply. to
S. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, 7th May, 1678. .


MR.
Dan
ized as fol


DE GA RMO'S Classes in
cing and )eportnaenrt re.now organ-
ows:


Robinson's: Hall, Hamilton,---
Young Ladies, Misses and ,M-.t'ers,--W\V D-
NE1I)AYS and SATUID)A YS at 4 P. IM.
Young Gentlemen,-WEDN iSI).\Y and
FRIDAY Evenings at 730.
Masonic Hall, Soatuersei,--'TUiS--
DAYS and FPRII)AYS, 3-45 1P M.
The Lyceum, Baile's Bay,-MON-
SAY and T'I'lURSDAY Eve ings at 7-30.
Note.- Applications for Classes in St. Geor-
ges and Smiths' Parish, will please be made: by
Letter or in Person to
WM. B. DEGARMO,'
At Mrs. Kirkham's, lamilton.
May 7th, 1878.

A CVA RD. \



Produce, Provisions and Commis-
sion .Merchant t Grocer,
ST. THOMAS, Danish, W.I.
(l5 Consignments realized promptly.
N.B.-The undersigned keeps constantly in
Stock, Puncheons high proof Rum, Holland Gin,
in red cases of 15 flasks, Green Cases of 12
flasks, also in Demijeans ; Sugar in Barrels, Cof-
fee in Bags, Brandy in Cases, Sardines, Cigars,
&c., &c.
St. Thomas, 27th April, 1878.


Su ar!
Ex. "


k oLLg *4
ROVER,"


Fr'oa DcancUiai'rai,
Yellow Vacuum-pan-in Barrels
White Vacuum-pan do
M uscovado, in Barrels
At Low Rates for C .SH.M
S. S. INGHAM.
llamilton. 25th Febtuary, 1878.

Empty Barrels.

Round lHooped Flour and Meal

For Sale by
ALBERT INGLIS.
,St. George, Bermuda, till June
April 22, 1878.

For Sale.

2 Carriages, 2 Drays,
I Box CARHT, 1 PLOUGH,
And other Farming IMPLEMENTS.
ALSO,
1 Handsome

it frHORSE,
Fit for general work.
Apply to
W. W. FRANCIS.
Warwick, East, May 14, 1878.


pERSONS


Just received per S. S. General Meade,"
And FOR SALE by
THEO. OUTERBRIDGE, V.S.,
May 6th, 1878.* Reid Street.
-H A. GRANTHAM has only a few ounces
of the HAVANA TOBACCO SEED
left. Those who wish to purchase had better
lose no time in doing so.


desirous of Con-


i- signing

PRODUCE,
TO
fe*ssrs. Jliddle on 4& Coo,
NEW YORK,
Will please call upon MR. SAMUEL A. MAS-
TESIt, Front Street, who will attend to the
Shipment of their goods, as heretofore.
Hlamilton, Feby. 12th, 1878.-a m


A Rare Chance of Soec-
ul ation.
1 have been favored with InstTruc-
tions to Sell,
4 Pery't valuable Property
Known as

Wade's Green,
At the Caicos Islands.
This desirable Freehold consists of about
1,800 acres of Land, a Large Dwelling, three
Out Houses, sand quite a .number of Fruit and
other Trees. About one half of the Land is not
only Arable, but very productive, (the other por-
tion is good Grazing 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
JOHN HA RNETI'
Agent.
IHamilton, May 6, 1878.

Notice.


A LL Persons having just DEMANDS against
the Estate of MlR, THOM.IOAS PET'IER
BURCII, deceased, are requested to render
them to the Undersigned not later than 30th
June, 1878, as no notice can be taken of any
Claim sent in after that date. And those IN-
DEBTED to the said Estate are required to
make payment by the same date.
RUTH ANN BURCH,
Executrix.
SAMUEL, ROBINSON BURCH,
Lxecutor.
Devonshire, 13th May, 1878.-3 pd

Intention!

r 11E. UNI)ERSIGNED requests all Persons
t 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.
THOSE. H. PITT.
iiamilton, Wlay 6, 1878.

For Rent.


At Ely's Harbour, Somerset,
At present occupied by MR. JOHN MACKEY,
together with some fine Planting Land.
Apply to


MR. M. S. HUNT,
Hamilton.


3TICE,


-A.. ^ -


To all whom it may Concern.

"T HE 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 made
for the same, WILL, WITIIOUT FAIL, be
placed in legal hands for collection.
All Accounts against the Subscriber are re-
quested to be rendered not later than Ist of
June, for adjustment.
BE RLU DA PRODUCE purchased
throughout the Season, at Market prices.
JOHN 1 NA 'RNETT.
Hamilton, 9th \pril, 1878.

JAS. A. JUDGE,
COllMISSION DEALER
IN FRUIT AND PRODUCE,
46 48 Broad 3v. West, Wash-
ington Mlarket, A.Y.
1t1HE Undersigned represents this Season in
Bermuda the above house. Consignments
of PRODUCE solicited, f,.r which he can as-
sure highest market rates aad prompt returns.
JAMES H. BUTLER,
C. S. Hitter's, 2 doors West of
"Gazette" Office.
March 26, 1878.-tf


A. EMILIUs OUTERBRIDGE.


JOHN S. SCOTT.


.1. Emilius Outerbridge
4 Co.,
Shipping and Commission
MEIIaCHTANTS1
No. 29 BROADWAY,
Agents for Nk.w YORK.
Quebec & Gulf Ports S. S. Co.,
New York and West India Division.
Jany. 7,1878.
CALL at 46 andi 47 Front Street and see the
Choice assortment of CIGARETTES and
TOBACCOS H. A, GRANTIHAM has just
received.



Hencyfs


Juction


M./art


On Friday Next,
At 11 o'clock,'A. V.,
And each succeeding Friday until further notice,
1 Will Sell by lctio.a,
In Front of my Office, Queen Street
SUCHII MISCELLANI:OUS

MERCHAND0ISE,
As may appear for Sale on that day.
Goods received up to 10 o'clock, a.m., on
each Friday, and prompt returns every Saturday.
W. J.. IENEY,
Auctioneer.
Hamilton, 1878.-5

For Sale,

A Rosewood Cottage


Chappell, Maker, London,
West India Model.
Price 30.
To be seen at Mr. ennett's, Royal Engineer
Department.
Hamilton, May 7th, 1878.


'o All whom it


may


corince rn.
SIIEREBY give Notice that I have been
appointed AGENT AND ATTORNEY for
the Board of Underwriters of New Orleans, and
will from this Date, represent the Interests of
the following Companies, Vizt :-
New Orleans Mutual Insurance Company,
Crescent do. do. do.
Merchants do. do. do.
Sun do. do. do.
Union Insurance Company,
Hope do. (10do.
Hibernia do. do.
Factors and Traders Insurance Company,
Tentonia Insurance Company,
New Orleans Insurance Association,
Peoples' Insurance Company,
Mechanics and Traders Insurance Company.
W. C. HFL3.ND,
Agent for, the several Boards of Under-
writers for Ne%% York, Boston,
Baltimore and Philadelphia, &c., &c., &c.
St. George's, Bermuda,
"-lIst January, 1878.
To Farmers and Shippers of

BERMUDA PRODUCE,
AVING had several years experience in this
line of business, I desire to continue in
the same during the coming Crop Season, and
respectfully solicit any consignments you may
forward to this Market. I will endeavour to
realize the highest Malket prices, render Sales
and Remittances promptly.
MR. T H () O-'. H. PITT,
Of Hamilton, Hermula,
Will attend to receiving and invoicing all Con-
signments for me, and will give al- information
necessary for benefit of Shippers.
I oimain, your, &c.,
M. F. JUDGE,
With Messrs. O'Connor & Judge,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
5mn New York.

Bei muda Produce.


Farmers



To T.


and Shippers desirous
to Consign


AW. Ivroy Soo8 s,
West Washington Mlarket,
NEW YORK,


Will have every facility afforded themr during
the coming Season, by
W.J. HENtf Y,
Office, Queen Street, Hamilton.
March 18th, lt78.-tf.

For [lent,
In this Town,


A Comfortable


Apply
Hamilton,


and Conveniently


Situated


f' Two Story
Dwelling IHOUSE,
Furnished or Unfurnished,
at the Royal Gazette" office.
March 12th, 1878.-


Lost,
ON the evening of Tuesday last, between
Royal Gazette Office and Smith's Parish,
4.- Leather Perse,
with a Silver Chain and Clasp.
The finder will, on leaving it at the Gazetto
Office," be suitably rewarded,
May 11, 1878,


p. pro. A. K. LONG, 29th April, 1873.
J. NILE, -S.
i t N(


AN T


Le-


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3


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DA -1f41 XYAL lZET


-~ 4LZJi~~~ ~,-- I .~--; ----


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


Date


1878.
Mayl3
14
15
16
17
18
19


30-030
30-002
29-944
29-808
29-925
30-C03
30-012


Wind
9 a.m.

4 0
8 8


Temperature previous
24 hours.



o o a o
0 0 0 0
77-7 60-2 144-8 45'6
75-6 65-4 136-8 56*8
73-5 63-0 123-6 51'2
78-3 65-0 137-6 57'0
69-7 62-2 132-4 54-2
70-3 61-8 137"8 52*4
68-3 58-0 134-0 52-0


Rain.

Inch.


Hamilton, May 21, 1878.

Adjourned Court of General Assize.
SATURDAY, 18TH MAY, 1878.
Before the Honbles. JosIAn REES, Chief Justice,
EUGENITJS HARVEY and JAMES H. TRIMINGHAM, As-
sistant Justices.
Doe on the demise of Smith and others vs. Middle-
ton. The Court gave its judgment for the de-
fendant.
Adjourned sine die.

CUSTOM HOUSE-HAMILTON.
ENTERED.
May 13-Schr. R. E. Yates, Hopkins, New York; as-
sorted cargo to S. S. Ingham.
16-Schr. William Connor, French, New York; as-
sorted cargo to S. S. Ingham.
20-Mall Steamer General Meade. Cowell, New York;
assorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
Schr. Leonora, Bonsey, New York; assorted cargo to
Josiah T. Darrell & Co.
CLEARED.
May 14-Schr. Uncle Tom, Meyer, New York; 495
bls. potatoes, 12 b1s. and 2,888 boxes onions.
16-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York;
16657 b1s. potatoes, 11620 boxes onions, 11908 boxbs'
and 42 crates tomatoes.
Schr. R. E. Yates, Hopkins Boston; 3,450 boxes
onions, 600 bls. potatoes, 958 boxes tomatoes.
17- Schr. H. M. Simmons, Atkins, whaling voyage.
18-Barkentine Rheidol Queen, Edwards, New York.
Scr. William Conners, French New York; 5,710
boxes onions, 347 bls potatoes, and 500 boxes toma-
toes.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
ENTERED.
May 18-R. M. Steamer Alpha, Crowell, Halifax;
mails and goods for merchants.-Agent, J. M.
Hayward.
CLEARED.
May 18-R. M. Steamer Alpha, Crowell, St. Thomas ;
mails, and 306 bis., 4 hf. bls. and 7 boxes potatoes,
41 bls., 6 hf. bls. and 2,373 boxes 'onions, 30 boxes
tomatoes, 5 boxes beets.
PASSENGERS ARRIVED.
In the R. M. Steamer Alpha on Friday last from
Halifax :-Dr. Bremner, R.N., Deputy Inspector Gen-
eral of Hospitals, Miss Bremner, Lieuts. Maloney, J.
Davis, and C. T. Hannah, 1-19th Regt., Mr. and Mrs.
Paillie and 4 children, Commissariat Department, for
Barbados.-Second Cabin, Mrs. Smyth and infant, Mrs.
Nash and infant.-For St. Thomas, Deck, Joseph
Pean.
In the Mail Steamer General Meade, yesterday from
New York :-Messrs. A. "Fox, G. H. Hayner, N. J.
Colt, J. Meyers.-Steerage N. Perkins, E. B. King, J.
Bennatvilla.-Deck, Joze Menace.
PASSENGERS SAILED.
In the Mail Steamer Canima on Thursday last for
New York :-Mrs. Liddicoat, V rs. Gugy, Miss May
Gugy, Mrs. Southworth, Mrs. Susanna R. Hutchings,
Rev. John R. Bearisto, Capt. Winehurst, Messrs. H.
Hammond, R. J. Sweet, H. R. Hamilton.-Second
Cabin, Mrs. T. W. Talbot.-Deck, Peter Anderson.
A 3-masted Schooner to S. S. Ingham, was to leave
New York on Thursday next.
The Schr. Hattie Ross, was to leave New York to
the address of J. T. Darrell & Co., on the 17th inst.
The Barque Sir G. F. Seymour, now due from Eng-
land, has on board the Lantern, &c., for the St. David's
IWland Lighthouse.
The General Meade, passed the Canima, hence for
New -York, at 3-30 p.m., on Saturday last, in lat.
35-18 N., long. 68,9 W.
H.M.S. Sirius, Captain Sulivan, left for the North-
ward on the 13th instant.
H. M. S. Contest, Commander Snowdon, from Ja-
maica, arrived on the morning of Friday last.
A portion of a vessel, of from 50 to 60 feet keel, bot-
tom up, drifted to the shore near the Dock in Devon-
shire on Sunday morning last, and secured there by
direction of Messrs. J. A. Adams, J. N. Hollis and J.
B. Newman. Her deck, stern and all her upper works
are gone, as well as a portion of her keel forward. She
had been scuttled. The hull is of spruce pine, and iron
fastened. It is evident that she has been in the water
for some time by the very large barnacles that have
formed on her.
A piece of board, about 4 feet long and 8 inches broad
with P. A. Z. in gilt letters thereon, of about 6 inches in
length--ipparently the quarter board of a vessel-was
picked up on Friday last on the South Shore of Spring
Meadow Farm," Devonshire. The Board did not ap-
pear to have been long in the water-and the letters
were quite bright.

All regiments of the line now in the Mediterranean
are to be made up to 1,000 men each. Troopships,
with detachments for that purpose, are to be immedi-
ately dispatched from England.

DEATH OF CAPT. JOHN R. MASTERS.

Capt. John R. Masters, one of our most estimable
citizens, died this morning about 7 o'clock, from an
attack of paralysis, the third within a few years.
His family left him reading in his parlor last night
at 11 o'clock, and not at all complaining, but this
morning, about six o'clock, his son found him pros-
trate upon the floor in a dying condition, having
been attacked by the fatal disease and fallen in an
attempt to reach the door. Capt. M. was sixty-
two years of age. He was a native of Bermuda,
but came to this country in 1853, and has lived
here ever since, respected and esteemd by the


whole community. F or several years ne command-
ed the brig Favorite, which years ago was in the
Bermuda trade, but for the last twenty-seven years
he has been the trusted and faithful agent of the
borden Mining Company. He married a daughter
of the late Thomas E. Baird, but his wife preceded
him several years to the grave. He was a retiring
and modest gentleman, but full of integrity and
genuine worth, and no man will go down to the
grave more regretted by all who knew him.-Alex-
andria Gazette, 29th April.
[Captain John R. Masters, (brother of. Wm. S.
Masters, Esqr., M.C.P.) was a son of the late John
J. Masters, Esqr., of this Parish.
He was first married here in 1840 to Miss Louisa
King, of Southampton, who with a son, died in the
following year. For several years previous he had
been trading between the United States, British
Provinces and the West Indies, and at which he
continued until 1851, (after his second marriage as
above mentioned) in all of which places he made
very many sterling friends, who besides those here,
and his large circle of relatives feel most deeply
this sad news.]


H;:T His Excellencv the Governor, Sir Robert
M. Laffan, will come down to the Council Cham-
ber at one o'clock this day, for the purpose of
formally opening the Colonial Parliament.

ANNIVERSARY OF HER MAJESTY'S BIRTH DAY.-It
will be observed by notice in the Official column of
our to-day's issue, that Saturday next, the 25th inst.,
has been set apart for the Celebration of Her Ma-
jesty's Birth Day, in these Islands.

PEACE PROSPECTS UNCHANGED.

The lull continues. At St. Petersburg they call
it suspense, and all the high officials and dignita-
ries are said to be longing for the time when the
decision which means peace or war may be an-
nounced. The Czar is reported to be firmer in his
position and demands since consulting with his
Minister from England. Count Schouvaloff ex-
pected to return to his post in a few days. The
consultations with him had been almost continuous,
and his departure for London, it is believed, will
mark the next change in the situation. Russia
had demanded of Turkey the possession of the for-
tresses of Shumla, Varna and Batoum, and General
Todleben had agreed, upon their surrender, to fall
back to Adrianople. The Turk is in such stress
that the demand was about to be complied with as
reluctantly and tardily as possible. Osman Pasha
told the Sultan that he could not hold Constanti-
nople, and the day had been fixed for the cession
of Batoum. But just then the Czar disapproved of
the withdrawal to Adrianople, and this hitch made
a new pretex tfor the Turks to hold on to
their fortresses. The Russians are reported
to have advanced their forces two or three
miles nearer Constantinople, which looks as if they
were to insist on having their coveted fortresses, and
the Turks will have another chance of showing their
skill in temporizing and avoiding conditions which
seem inevitable. Russia was pouring in troops to
the front, new recruits mostly, to fill up the gaps
caused by battle and disease. They were also
crowding along their supplies and were urging
their Servian and Roumanian allies to preserve and
more completely perfect their war footing. In
Austria the sentiment sets again against Russia,
and very decided expressions on the part of Minis-
ters indicated that they would be with England in
any contest growing out of the present complica-
tions. The trouble about it is that Austria is so
uncertain, and no one knows where she will be
when she speaks next. The present demonstration,
however, is calculated to deter Russia-if the time
for caution be not past-from pursuing the course
of action which has excited so much opposition.
In England all parties seem to be waiting. Mo-
tionsare noticed and withdrawn, and threats are
uttered in and out of Parliament of calling the
administration to account for what they have been
doing. But so far the opposition seems halting
and ineffective, and it is felt that actual hostilities
may so soon break out and solidify the feeling of
the nation, as to make inexpedient any measures
calculated to embarrass the Government. Ques-
tions have been put and resolutions introduced cri-
ticising the transfer of the Indian Regiments to
Malta. It is asserted that there is no general au-
thority vested in the Government to order such
transfer, and it is sought to limit such action to
cases expressly and specifically approved by Parlia-
ment. Some discussion is had as to the discretion
of the act. On one side it is claimed that it
was one of the Premier's strokes of genius, reveal-
ing as it did, both to England and the world, one
great unused, if not unsuspected, source from
which Great Britain could fill and recruit her ar-
mies. On the other hand it is asserted that Eng-
land can fight her battles with her own sons, and it
might be teaching the natives of India their power
to take them from home, where they have always
been held in check, and use them in other fields
to maintain the power whose supremacy should
never in any way be made doubtful. There is an
apparent disposition on the part of the Liberals to
push the Government as to their authority for the
act, but peace must be more certain than it is be-
fore any purpose to embarrass the administration
on this or other questions connected with the con-
troversy can take any form or body.

DEPARTURE OF ADMIRAL SIR COOPER
KEY.
H. M. S. Bellerophon, Captain Fisher, bearing the
Flag of Admiral Sir Cooper Key, K.C.B., F.R.S.,
left on Saturday morning last for Halifax. His
Excellency with his Staff and family, embarked on
the previous evening.
Few Naval Commanders-in-Chief have left this
important Station that have carried with them such
sincere good wishes for their future health and hap-
piness, and advancement in their profession, as does
Sir Cooper Key. Those serving immediately under
looked up to him with parental affection, with
the sister service he was quite a favorite, and the
civilians generally, but particularly the mercantile
portion, regret his departure.
His Excellency the Governor, Major General
Sir Michael Laffan, K.C.M.G., visited the Bellero
phon on Friday afternoon, to bid Sir Cooper Key:
Lady Key, and the Misses Key, farewell. On leav-
ing the ship he was saluted from the battery od
that ship.
Lady Key has won the affection of all during
her stay in Bermuda, and her departure is deeply
regretted especially by those who partook of the
pleasure of her Garden' and other parties.


H.M.S. Argus, Commander Harris, left in com-
pany with the Flag Ship on Saturday.

THE NAVAL COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF.

His Excellency Vice Admiral Sir Edward Augus.
tus Inglefield, Knight, C. B., F. R. S., who with
Lady Inglefield and family came out as passengers
in the R. M. S. Nova Scotian, hoisted his flag at the
fore-royal mast of H. M. S. Rover, Captain Barn-
ardiston, on Sunday morning at 8 o'clock, undeo
a salute of seventeen guns. The Rover being flag.
ship, until the arrival here of the Bellerophon from
Bermuda, fired the usual Naval evening gun at 9
o'clock. On the arrival of the Bellerophon, with
the flag of His Excellency Admiral Sir Astley
Cooper Key, K. C. B., that of the new Commander
in-Chief will be hoisted at the fore of the old flag.
ship. Relieved on this station, Admiral Key wil
return to England in one of the mail steamers.
Vice-Admiral Inglefield attained his fifty-eightl
birthday in March last, and has been in tl4 service<
since 1832. A brief account of his career includes
service as mate of the Thunderer on the coast o:
Syria in 1840, where he formed one of the storming
party at the capture of Sidon; as acting Comrn
mander of the Comus in action off Obligado, in thE
Parana, 1845, for which he was promoted; service<
in two Arctic expeditions, and Crimea service aE
Captain of the Firebrand at the reduction of Kin
burn in 1855. He was last employed as Superin
dent of Malta Dockyard, and second in command
of the Mediterranean fleet from August, 1872, t<
December, 1875. At noon to-day Vice-Admira
Inglefield formally landed, and was received by
the Garrison staff-officers. A salute was fired
from the citadel.-Halifax Citizen and Evenin
Chronicle, May 13.
Vice-Admiral Inglefield is accompanied by Lady
Inglefield, Master Inglefield and servants.
Captain St. J. D'Arcey Irvine, the new Captain
of the Flagship Bellerophon, with Mrs. Irvine an
servants, arrived at Halifax on the 12th instant in
the steamer Nova Scotian,


THE HAMILTON ASSEMBLY.
The second Assembly took place at the Masonic
Hall, Hamilton, on the evening of Thursday last.
The day was unusually cool for the time of year,
and imparted a greater relish to the enjoyments of
the evening. The arrangements were the same as
on the previous occasion. The music was ably fur-
nished by the 46th String Band, under the direc-
tion of Mr. Campbell. The dancing room was
neatly decorated with floral wreaths and brilliantly
lighted, and, being less crowded than on the for-
mer occasion, the floor with its gay moving life
presented a rich appearance. The refreshment de-
partment, by no means an unimportant one, was
arranged with some degree of order and gave gen-
eral satisfaction. Light refreshments were contin-
uously on till midnight, when supper was served
from the longtables, the ladies, provided with seats
round the room, being waited on by their gallant
partners, who valued on the services of the carvers
at their posts. This was in every way preferable
to a set supper. The dancing was 'kept up with
spirit to the end of the programme, studded as
usual with valses, and about two o'clock the com-
pany dispersed with a bright moon to cheer them
homewards. His Excellency the Governor, Ad-
miral Key, Colonel and Mrs. Morrison, Colonel and
Mrs. Gordon, Colonel and Mrs. Bennett we observ-
ed among the guests present. The Stewards are to
be complimented on the success of this Assembly.

The new Superintendent of the Royal Naval Es-
tablishments, Captain Moresby, R. N., gave an
afternoon entertainment at his residence, "The Cot-
tage," Ireland Island, on the 1th instant, at which
were present His Excellency the Governor, Admir-
al Sir Cooper Key and Lady Key, and many of the
elite of Bermuda society. The party was a most
enjoyable one, and did not separate without regret
and a hope expressed, particularly by the demoi-
selles, that the new gallant occupant of "The Cot-
tage," would frequently repeat his house warming.

CHATEAUX EN ESPAGNE, Wednesday 15th.
MY DEAR EmITO,-Although I really am rather
tired after the glorious dance we went to at Prospect
last evening, I cannot refrain from sending you
some few jottings about it, as it was in my estima-
tion (and you know that I am always considered
the best judge in such matters), a grand success.
Nothing could have been jollier than the evening;
the moon, like a dear old lady, gave us all her soft
clear light, and, but for the kind and cordial wel-
come that greeted us at our arrival, we might have
been tempted to expect that the whole thing was
moonshine. If it was fair without how much fairer
was it within, Oh! les militaires ils font tous si
bien Marqueeshad been so artistically arranged
and interwoven together that they enclosed all the
available space around the Mess Room and formed
an ample promenade in which the heated dancers
could cool themselves, while the soft smooth light
of numerous lamps lent a peculiar charm to the
tasteful decorations that surrounded the tentpoles,
and cast a dreamy halo o'er the ferns and ever-:
greens that nestled in many a nook and corner in
this impromptu paradise of Eden. Oh what a joy-
ous scene it was as I promenaded through the long
cool aisles, so nicely carpeted, on the arm of my
chavalier, and stopping just a moment to exchange
a few pleasant words with as nice a hostess as ever
received a guest, we strolled along to explore les
salons de danse. And how perfect every arrange-
ment was, plenty of light, and not the dazzling
smoky blaze of twenty kerosene lamps baking you
into pie-crust while you danced in a vapour bath,
but the mellow light of the wax taper which is the
only really pleasant lighting for a ball room, and
plenty of room, no one seemed crowded and every-
body enjoying themselves immensely. I heard a
sweet little sylph say, after taking a couple of
rounds at her first waltz, Oh if we had only just
a little more wax." So I suppose the floor was
hardly slippery enough.
Then my dear editor, such music such delicious
harmony! such perfect time no wonder the rooms
were ever thronged with the giddy revellers in the
mazy waltz, old as I am, I really felt impelled to
join the merry whirl when I heard the strain of
that superb Sweet-hearts" and Soldaten Lie-
der"; but between you and me you know, I
think that Mr. Campbell deserves great praise for
the excellent manner in which the band performs
on every occasion. While I was making these
sage reflections and admiring la reine gailliarde"
our courteous host insisted that I should visit the
refreshment table, so off I went assuring my gal-
lant escort that never had I enjoyed myself so
much and so on, feeling that I said it with truth,
which you know cannot be said of all the entertain-
ments we go to. Flowers, silver, and glass, glit-
tered and sparkled in endless profusion and seemed
only fit for the choice and dainty fare they were
destined to hold. I noticed our old friends "Ro-
sine" and "Florence Marigold" were gracing the
Evening in the same rich toilettes that so delighted
us the other day on the Prospect boards, and of which
Performance, you remember, I sent you my ideas.
SEven such bliss as the 46th Ball must have an end,
and so I found, when I gathered my chicks under
my protecting wings, and started for "home sweet
home" at 2 a.m.
Yours, sincerely, very,
PUBLIC OPINION.

The Detachments of the 19th P. W. O. Regi-
Sment, at present stationed at Scaur Hill and
Ireland Island, are at once to be brought in to in-
crease the strength at Head Quarters, St. Georges,
for the purpose of hurrying on and completing
Sthe Fortifications, there. They will be severally


relieved by Companies of the 46th Regiment, at
present quartered at Prospect.

We are very credibly informed that Onions,
sent to Halifax by the R. M. Steamer Alpha, on
- her last trip hence, brought 65 cents per lb. in
that City. We are in hopes that the accommodating
terms offered by the owners of the R. M. Steamers
will lead to a profitable trade of our Island pro-
ducts in the Dominion of Canada, particularly in
r the seaboard Provinces.

CANADA AROUSED.
HALIFAX, N.S., May 13.-The militia department
has been active of late. Four guns have been sent to
- Yarmouth and four to St. Johns, N. F. Ammunition
has also been supplied to those places as well as Dig-
1 by, where guns are already in position. A battery of
artillery is being enrolled at Yarmouth. The battery
h at Sydney, C.B., is being put in proper order, and
e ammunition has been forwarded to that Point. Vice
s Admiral Inglefield has loaned rifled guns and ammu-
f nition to the Government steamers Lady Head, Glen-
dow, and Newfield.
. OTTAWA, May 13.-Important despatches, it is un-
e derstood, were received by the Militia Department on
e Saturday. One was from the Colonial Secretary and
s others from different points of the United States, in
- consequence of which a long consultation was had by
- the Premier, the Minister of Militia, Lieut.-General
d Sir E. T. Smith and Adjt.-General Powell.
0 MONTREAL, May 13.-Colonel Fletcher, Deputy
1 Adjt.-General, has received instructions from Ottawa
y to distribute arms and ammunition to the volunteers
d along the American border, and hold a force in readi-
ness.
ST. CATHERINE'S, Ont., May 13.-The nineteenth
r battalion of volunteer militia have received official
notice to hold themselves in readiness for active ser-
n vice at a moment's notice. The companies assembled
d at their headquarters to-night and were furnished with
i arms and twenty rounds of ammunition apiece. The
same orders were received at Niagara and Clifton.


*


The iron steamer State of California, which will
be launched to-day (13th) from the yard of Cramp
& Sons of Philadelphia, and which was built for the
Pacific Coast Navigation Company, has been sold
to the Russians. What will make this sale pecu-
liarly aggravating to the British Government is the;
fact that the steamer was built under the supervi-
sion of the British Lloyds, being the first steamer
ever built in this country under its rules. She is
very narrow and well-adapted to privateering.

FENIAN RUMOURS.-PHILADELPHIA, May 15.-
A story is in circulation here to the effect that one,
Irish leader in Philadelphia, acting as a Russian
agent, is enticing Irishmen to proceed to Russia, no-
minally as emigrants, but really as soldiers or sailors.
The statement is pronounced as entirely sensational
and untrue by the reorganised leaders of the Irish
residents of this city, and the alleged organiser is said
to be wholly irresponsible. The name of the man is
W. R. Harris, who pretended to call for 2,000 men.

THE COLD AND THE CROPS.
During the past few nights the weather over Cana-
dian, Western and central districts has been unusually
cold for the season, and sharp frosts with snowfalls
have tended to check the vegetation that is about to
burst into its full summer bloom. Considerable anx-
iety is naturally felt by farmers and fruit growers as
to the effects of these frosts, which attack the young
buds and, developing fruits at a time when they are
peculiarly liable to injury. The reports from Massa-
chusetts and the southern part of New York State are
somewhat discouraging. They point to the destruc-
tion of delicate vegetation. Field crops are reported
a& slightly injured in some Western States. In the
upper valley of the Delaware all garden crops are com-
pletely destroyed and the tender fruits-as grapes,
pears and peaches-are much injured. In Virginia
and Pennslyvania the temperature is reported to have
fallen below freezing point, but the crops do not ap-
pear to have suffered very severely. Following a pro-
longed period, during which a low atmospheric press-
ure, with considerable humidity, prevailed over the
whole country, the barometer has now risen and has
induced the movement of cold winds from the north
and northwest. These have been blowing steadily for
two or three days around the southern and southwest-
ern margins of a storm area now passing off the coast
of New Brunswick. On the Middle Atlantic coast the
influence of these cold winds has not been severely
felt, although the temperature fell low enough to re-
mind one of early winter days.-New York Herald
May 16.

DOMINION PARLIAMENT.

THE CLOSING SPEECH.
OTTAWA, May 10,
Parliament was prorogued this afternoon. His
Excellency the Governor General delivered the
following speech :-
I Hon. Gentlemen of the Senate;
Gentlemen of the House of Commons;
I am glad to be able to relieve you from further
attendance in Parliament, after a somewhat long
and laborious session.
I shall take the necessary steps at an early day
after the close of the financial year to give effect to
the measure you have passed for the better auditing
of the public accounts.
I shall call the attention of Her Majesty's Gov-
ernment to your address praying that all of British
America, except Newfoundland, shall be, by Impe-
rial action, declared to be within the Dominion of
Canada. I rejoice that during the term of my ad-
ministration this final step to consolidate British
interests on the continent of America, has been


and Leader of the Government.
John Trail Urquhart Bremner, Esqr., M.D., Deputy
Inspector General of Hospitals and Fleets, arrived from
England, via Halifax in the Royal Mail Steamer Alpha
on Friday last, to relieve Deputy Inspector General
J. Watt Reid, in charge of the Hospital on Ireland Is-
land.

PRICES OF BERMUDA PRODUCE IN THE
NEW YORK MARKET MAY 16.
Potatoes...... ..... ...... .... $5 to $5650.
Onions ...... ..*.... .. ... ......... $1075 to $185.
Tomatoes..... ................ .)40 to 050.

SA Supplement of Five Col-
Surns accompanies this issue of the Ga-
zette. It contains :-
The Latest European News,
Athletic Sports of Forty-Sixth Regiment,
Disaster to the Allan Mail Steamer Sardinian,"
Dance at Prospect by "E" Company 46th Regt.,
The Cotton Strike in England,
English Division at the Paris Exhibition,
&e., &c., &o.
-'; ,., ". ..., _. _._- ,-- .- -- -.. =- E;. .... "x,
DIED, at Somerset, on the 13th May, 1878, uoGH
MOONEY, in the 69th year of his age, a native of Coun-
ty Antrim, Ireland.-R. I. P.
.......... in New York, on the 24th April, of consump-
tion, EDWARD J. WOLFE, Esqr.. of St. Louis, Illinois,
aged 33 years; leaving a mother and two sisters to
mourn their loss.

Notice.
Appl o CORPORATION having agre on
SApplication to form a

V 0 LUN T ER C 0RP 8 ,
For the Engine lately imported, hose willing
to be enrolled in the same will please leave
their Names at my Office.
N. A. BUTTERFIELD,
MAayor.
Hamilton, May 20th, 1878.-2 3p.

Final Notice.
1 hereby notify all Persons INDE IT lI) t)
N ItR. Ei)WAItD 'Il. SM.1lTI, who left
Bermuda last year, that I shalfltake Legal Steps
to rec.6ver all AXVOUJTN.T owing to him which
are unpaid on the 31st instant '
1REGINALD GRAY,~
Attorney for Edward H. Smith.
s't MAay, 18'78.-1

N nrkti^ e


To One and
c


Mdll whom it mayl
ncern.
tn i it gie ti l o ie t


Think it right to give this timely Notice to
I ALL PERSONS INDEBTED to me,
and whose Accounts have remained unsettled
year after year, that their respective Accounts
will be again 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 ltaen to recover the
Amounts.
B. E. DICKIV S O.N.
Hamilton, Bermuda, -
April 30th, 1878.-3 3p.


I


Arrival of the English Mail 1st Inst. taken with so much unanimity, and that henceforth
the Dominion Government will, under Her Maj-
The R. M. Steamer Alpha, Captain Crowell, ar- esty, exercise undisputed sway over the northern
rived at St. Georges at 6 p.m. of Friday last, with half of this continent.
an English Mail of the 1st instant. The Alpha left I am happy to be able to state that, pending the
Halifax on Monday the 13th at 7 p.m., and had a final settlement of the question of the boundary, a
very stormy passage. e conventional line has been adopted by my Govern-
The Royal Mail Steamers will in future leave ment and the Government of the United States, be.
Halifax for Bermuda on Monday instead of Tues- tween Alaska and British Columbia, on the Stickine
day. The next steamer will, consequently leave River.
there on 8th proximo. The large sums you have appropriated for the
The Alpha on her last trip to Halifax arrived off great work of internal improvement will be ex-
that port on the 5th, but was detained there, by pended with the most rigid regard to economy, and
dense fog till the 9th, and did not reach her wharf in the expectation that the principal canals under
Until 10 p.m. of the latter date-all well. Passed construction may be nearly completed within the
H. M. S. Sirius on Wednesdaylast. next financial year.
The Alpha will probably arrive here from St. The settlement of Manitoba and the North.
Thomas on the evening of Monday next. West territories has been proceeding this year with
H. M. S. Rover, which left here on the morning unexampled rapidity, and if the efforts of my Gov.
of the 2nd-detained on the coast by the fog-did ernment to obtain a railway connection with Win-
not reach Halifax till the 10th. nipeg at a very early day should be successful, I
HALIFAX, N.S., May 15.-GeneraLP. L. McDou- anticipate next year a still larger increase to the
gall, commander of the forces in British America, population. It is specially gratifying to find do
sailed from Liverpool yesterday for this port. A de- many Canadians who had in former years migrated
tachmien'tVof 300 troops for the military corps in this to the United States now returningito the newly
garrison also sailed on the same vessel, organized territories of their native land.
Gentlemen of the House of Commons;I
RUSSIACRUISERI I thank you for the supplies which you have
RUSSIAN CRUISERS. granted for the various public service.
SAN FRANCISCO. May 15.-The Pacific Mail Corn- Honorable Gentlemen of the Senate;
pany sold last week the City of Sydney, for the consi- Gentlemen of the House of Cormmo ft;
deration of one-dollar; to whom even the Argus eyes Nothing could have given me more gratification
of the British Consulate have not yetdiscovered. She than the joint address with which you have honored
is a last steamer, capacious and probably. the most me on the eve of my departure, My interest in
useful vessel on the Pacific for Russian aggressive Canada will not cease when my mission as Her
service. She sailed from here, in the regular way, Majesty's Viceroy shall have terminated, and I am
for New South Wales on Monday, and if so destined glad to know that you have taken so favorable a
can be delivered to Russia on the waters of the South view of my efforts'to fittingly represent Our Most
Pacific any day after arrival at Sydney. Gracious Queen in this, the most important of Her
The mania for selling to Russia develops rapidlyT Majesty's Colonial possessions. I now bid yon
Everything floating here can be bought if the price s i farewell, and earnestly trust you may find in the
large enough. future the manifold blessings which I shall ever
The railroad authorities here have no intimation ofj pray may be continually showered upon you.
the Cimbria's passengers coming West. It is here be- pray may be continually sowed upon you.
lleved they are more likely destined to man the State SIX HUNDRED PERSONS KILLED.
of California. ofth HAVANA, May 14.-An earthquake at Cua, in
last week the Cimbria seems to have ettled down Venezuela, killed 600 persons. Heavy shocks
last week the Cimbria seems to have settled lown were felt at Caracas. The beat at Laguayra is in.-
quietly for the rest of the season. All orders for fre- w tense. Cas T h
quent reporting have been rescinded and her officers
are scattering over the country. Several of the younger BzRnIN, May, 11.-The city is greatly excited ip
officers are here on several days' leave. The men are consequence of the. attempt upon the life of the
roaming about in larger numbers than before and all Emperor. Great crowdsavtempt upon the lin front
indications point to a prolonged stay ; nevertheless the of the Palace, to whom the Emperor has several
steamer is kept in constant readiness to leave at anyf times shown himself in acknowledgement of their
time. expressions of sympathy.
There is no doubt now as to the intention of the expressions of sympathy.
Russians, and it is nearly certain that they have al- Two shots were fired into Emperor William's
Russians, and it is nearly certain that they haveal-y carriage from the sidewalk without effect. The
read secured two vessels that will be immediately assassin ran into the Middle Avenue, followed by
fitted out as cruisers. One is the new steamer State a assassin r aowd On an attempt being made to capture
of Caldjornia and- the other steamer that has been. crowd. On -an attempt being made to capture
purchased at San Francisco. The ship brokers that him be fired three more shots and threw his revolver
are in communication with the Russians also statethat away. He was then secured. The assassin is a
tinsmith named Emil Heinrich Max Hoedel,' said
there is a probability of two other vessels being added to be from Leipzig.
to their fleet, but as the negotiations were not yet
concluded they declined to mention the names of the Russian Reinforcements.-Advices from Bucharest
steamers in question. The news that a purchase had state that detachments of Russian reserves and
been made gave rise to a great deal of conversation on recruits continue to pass through Roumania for
the subject and some speculation as to what the Eng-' regiments in the field. Some of these men are to-
lish would do in the matter. It was reported yester- tally ignorant of military drill. Trains of ammua.
day that quite a number of English naval officers have nation are also passing to the Danube.
recently arrived from Bermuda, and are now stopping Advices from Japan are that Minister Okubo
in this city.-New York Herald, May 16. was murdered in the street by five assassins while
The Russian Captain Semetschkin says, that the on his way to a Cabinet council. All of the as-
Cimbria was under his orders and that an expedition, sassins were arrested.
was to be organized on this coast. He had agents in Professor Joseph Henry of the Smithsonian In-
various quarters, and intended to purchase fast sailing stitution, Washington, died on the 14th instant.
vessels and supplies. His Governm'ent was preparing, He was in his 80th year.
if need be, to attack England on the seas. A squad- -
ron would soon leave the Baltic for these waters, but NEWFOUNDLAND JUDICIAIRY.- The St. John's
no letters of marque would be issued and no privateer- Newfoundlander announces that Attorney General
ing would be carried on under the Russian flag. Carter has been promoted to the seat on the Su-
These vessels would be cruisers under strict naval dis- preme Court Bench of the Colony, vacated by the
cipline, and the prizes which might be captured would retirement of Judge Robinson. Hon. Mr. White-
revert to the home Government. way takes Mr. Carter's place as Attorney General


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BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.


Public Auction,
To-morrow, Wednesday,
22nd inst., At 12 o'clock,
AT T2i stL*o TALND,
i WILL SP L L,
BARRELS S. F. FLOUR
BARRELS Corn MEAL
Half Chests Oolong TEA
Half Barrels Family BEEF and PORK
Drumis FISH Boxes HERRINGS
Bags BRAN, CORN and OATS
Boxes Laundry and Fancy SOAP
Boxes CIGARS Fancy PIPES
12 Tubs Choice BUTTER
Boxes FIGS 3 Light Wagon HARNESSES
A Lot of CROCKERY and GLASSWARE
Some FURNITURE
Ready Made CLOTHING
PRINTS COTTON Muslin DRESSES
Under CLOTHING
White and Brown Cotton HOSIERY
1 Case Lamp CHIMNEYS
STATIONERY 2 Sewing MACHINES
An Air GUN A 7 Barrel REVOLVER
A Cooking STOVE
A very Superior


AYD,
A Lot of Ladies' and Gent's
Boots and Shoes,
|Just Landed.
I JOHN HARNETT.
Auctioneer.
*Jamilton, May 21st, 1878.


AUCTION '
WIL B


AUCTION !


ON


The 22nd inst., At 12 o'clock,
At the House lately occupied by
JORiT FOW .E, Esqr.,
On the Ferry Road,
SA Lot of Superior

HOUSEHOLD FTURN1ITUTRE
NEW AND SECOND HAND,
Consisting in part of:-
HORSE Hair SOFA
6 Horse Hair CHAIRS
1 Centre TABLE 2 Small DO.
3 Easy CHAIRS
3 Wood BEDSTEADS (Double)
3 Do. DO. (Single) 3 BUREAUS
11 WASHSTANDS
Doz. Cane Seat CHAIRS
Doz. Wood DO.
SDoz. Children's CHAIRS
Rocking CHAIRS
1 Carved Walnut Centre TABLE
3 TABLES
1 Green Worsted Repp LOUNGE, Converti-
Walnut, d ble Bed
1 Crimson do. do. DO. bleBed
2 Handsome Walnut and Gilt Frame MIR-
RORS, 3 ft. 6 ins. x 1 ft. 10 ins.
1 Walnut Hat RACK, with Mirror
Stick and Umbrella STAND
Sup rior Hand Lock-Stitch Sewing MA-
CHINE, in good order
Mahogany SIDEBOARD Butler's TRAY
'Handsome Bed Room SET
Iron BEDSTEAD Bed SPRINGS
Large Pine PRESS TABLES
CURTAINS PICTURES 2 SOFAS
Hair MATTRESS 1 Small DO.
1 Pair Plated CANDLESTICKS
Glass SHADS Large Grass HAMMOCK
American STOVE, new
3 Kitchen TABLES CHAIRS
Fowl HOUSE
A Collection of Crockery, Glass and Iron
WARE
Jams, Jellies and Pie FRUIT
6 Dozen Superior CLARET.
ALSO,


SCarriage, and Harness,
4American Built B U G V;
with Caleche
Carriage HARNESS
1 Skiff BiOAT,
18 feet keel,
I Cedar Row BOAT, 16 ft. keel,
copper fastened, with Oars, &e.
And about 100 Empty BARRELS.
JOHN FOWLE,
Auctioneer.
Sandys Parish, 16th May, 1878.

New Goods.


JU ST RECE 1 VED,
From Loudon, via Halifax,
A Selection of Fashionable i

Millinery Goods.


MISS OLIVE,
Front Street, Hamilton.
May 20th, 1878.--1*
ipl!;' assortment of fine Gold and Silver
SWATCHlES, CHAINS, Gold LOCK-
ETS, NECKLACES, Sleeve BUTTONS,
s'TUI'U BROOCllES and Ear RINGS, Real
Stone RINGS of every description, &c., was
never more complete at CHILD'S than at pre-
seut. Call and see for yourselves.-3
1 jA. GRANTHiAM has just received per
1 General Mleade" another supply of
"Gold Le.f" TOBACCOS in Plug. At the
Sign of the BIG CIGAR, Front Street,
flamilton, May 20, 1878.-4


BY AU.TIO N,
On Thursday next,
I 23rd instant, At 12 o'clock,
In Front of the Stores of the Un-
dersigned,
25 BLs.S. FLOUR
125 B 25 Bls. Family FLOUR
10 Bis. Family RYE
10 Bis. Pilot and Navy BREAD
20 Tubs New York BUTTER
S20 Kegs Do. Do. BUTTER
100 Boxes Smoked HERRINGS
1000 Dozen Tins BLACKING, assorted sizes
i 25 Dozen SHERBERTI
200 Lbs. Dried PEACHES
200 Lbs. Dried APPLES
1000 Lbs. CODFISH
8 Bis. Superior No. 1 MACKEREL
10 Half and Qrtr. Bis. No. 1 MACKEREL
50 Bales Superior HAY
50 Bags Yellow CORN
10 Bls. Mixed DO.
25 Bags OATS, 3 Bushels each
10 Kegs.Onion Box NAILS
25 Gross Comb MATCHES
20 Bls., 3 Doz. each, Bass & Co's London Bot.
tled ALE
10 Bis. Superior Grocery SUGAR
25 Bags COAL
30 Blis. Halifax Table POTATOES
A Lot of BOOTS and SHOES
AND,
EX LIGHTHOUSE,
1 Cask OIL
60 to 70 Empty Oil TINS
AND,


VNow Receiving from New York,
100 SUGAR URED HAMS
I 100 Bags BRAN, 5 Bushels each
100 Bags BRAN, 100 lbs. each
10 Cases 3-1b. Tins Roast BEEF
ALSO,
To Close ti Conisignment,
A FURTHER LOT OF
Tomato ENDS and LATHS,
On the Premises of Messrs. TROTT & COX, North
of Mr. Thompson's Grocery
m. AND,
Now Receiving ex "Annie Florence,'

30 Barrels Sweet POTATOES,
For Seed or Table use
10 Barrels "Brandywine" MEAL.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,.
Auctioneers.
Hamilton, May 20th, 1878.

Av k9T


The 27th Instant, at Noon,
At the Residence of the Deputy


Inspector General,
I P. NI. O=PITAL,
A Handsome Walnut

PIANO,
(If not disposed of previously,)
GLASS CHINA LAMPS C
TAINS Easy CHAIRS
Lawn MOWER,
And many other Articles.
ALSO,


A fine COO
Anda HEIFER, in Calf.
u. W. YOUJV(
Aucti
May 18th, 1878.

Notice

IJM.MEDIATELY EXPECT


' FROM NORFOLK,
30,000 Feet

Yellow Pine BOARD,
SCANTLING and FENCING,
AND,
S40 Tons FIREWVOOD.
The above will be sold very low for C ASH, if
taken from the Wharf.
B. W. WALKER & CO.
amnilton, May 20th, 1878.

AI Notice.
-~


RICE. RICE.
COFFEE, COFFEE.
A few Bags each of the above for Sale.
B. E. DICKINSO.N.
Hamilton, May 20, 1878.--2


SIGjVof the BOOT.

JOHN ROGAN,
Has Removed his Boot and Shoe
Establishment
trom Front Street to the second door South of
his former Establishment, at the South East
Corner of Burnaby and Church Streets, North
of the Royal Gazette" Office; where he will
be happy to receive a continuance of the patron-
age of his friends and of the public generally.
Hamilton, May 20, 1878.-3


Subject, From Chaos into
Cosmos."

The Revd. W. C. Brown,
Has kindly consented to deliver a LECTUR,:
on the above subject in behalf of the Young
Men's Chrisiian Association, in their I lecture
i2oom ,
On T e9Sdf9y i ,I7eS99iSg,
May 21st.


Doors open at 7'30.
Lecture to commence at 8 o'clock.
Tickets / each. For sale at the Store of W\V
D. Fox, St. George's.
Do. do. do. W. T. JAMES', Hamilton.
Rev. GEORGE F. JOHNSTONr, B. Bay.
By Order,
E. WV. WOLFF,
Secretary
St. George's, May 17, 1878.


A TEA MEETING
WPIL L BI IIEL 0
At the Residence of
MR, DANIEL STOVELL,
Paget Parish, .
On WEDNESDAY and
THURSDAY,
The 22nd and 23rd Instant,
In behalf of the Paget Home Association.
Doors open at 5 p.m.
Price of Admission 6d. Children half price.
The MOZART'S FAVORITE BAND will
be in attendance.
ARTIMESIA E. LIGHTBOURNE,
Secretary P. H. A.
Paget, May 20th, 1878.-1 pd.

REWARD.

FIVE Pounds Reward is offered
to any Person who will give sufficient in-
formation to convict the party who lately
STO LE Rose and other Phlnts, from the Ceme-
tery attachdtIo St. John's Church, l'embroke
Parish.
MORRIS A. M. FRITH.
THOS. D. MII)IETOiN,
Church Wardens.
Pembroke Parish, 20th May, 1878.
VV Take Particular A'otice.

The Subscriber,

HAS JUST RECEIVED
Per It. it. I '. 'ALPlA,'
A large and varied assortment of

2 i Boots & Shoes,


Uonsisting of
SADIES Kid, Morocco, Leather and Goat,
Lace and Button BOOTS
Ladies Elastic Side BOOTS
Ladies Kid, Leather and Cloth, Button and Laee
SHOES and SLIPPERS
Misses Kid, Goat and Leather, Button and Lace
JUR. BOOTS and S HOES
Youths, Boys' and Children's BOOTS, SIIOES
and SLIPPERS
For Sale at lowest CASH Prices.
j ,/1. GRJIJATHJI/,
Nos. 46 & 47 Front Street,
l7 liamilton, Bermuda.
9 May 20, 1878.-3


'1
pioneer.




'ED


IP you want a really nice FAN or Fan GIR-
DLE, go and see them at CHILDI'S.-3

Notice
To Growers and Owners

OF BERMUDA PRODU CE
IN consequence of the great iture'ise in ship-
ments of Produce to New Yoj since the
season of 1874, we deem it necessary to give
notice, that we are ready to give our personal
attention -s usual to all Shipments of Bermuda
Produce for New York made through us, but
without being responsible for the net proceeds
until paid to our order in New York, which will
be given to the New York Consignees for Sale,
ty each vessel transporting a shipment.
When necessary to order Specie in return for
any shipment it will be insured at the expense
of the Owners interested-, and Owners will
clearly understand that all the dangers of trans-
port are borne by them.
TR OTT 4It.COX.
HamiLton, Bermuda 30 June,
lebru:ary 9, 187. t0th June, 3p


r The Fine Clipper Brigt.
Tropic Bird,
Captain W. E. MEYER,
Now loading and will Sail for NewYork
To-morrow, Wednesday,
22nd Instant,
Freight received up to 3 P. M.
RATES OF FREIGHT.
Potatoes ................ 50c per Barrel,
Onions .................20c per Box,
Tomatoes.............. 8s per Box.'
If Wind Unfavorable Vessel will tow to Sea.
For Fi'eight, Apply to
THOSE. J. OUTERBRIDGE,
or, F. D. S. NASH.
Front Street, Hamilton.
q::c Return Freight also Solicited.
Hamilton, May 21st, 1878.


New York Mail Steamer.,

The Steam Ship

E 8 NE R M. 91M1,
Captain COWELI,

Will leave hence for Grassy Bay at
noon


May the 23rd.
Will there await the Boat with Mails which
will leave here at I p.m., and will proceed on
her Voyage toward New York during the after-
noon.
To leave thence for return on
Thursday, the 30th Instant.


OFFERS FOR SAL
OXIVS STARCI1, 45 lbs., at 3, d
< Ad'amantine CANDLES, 20 lbs.
94d
Florida WATER, the best tha
made 13/.
Dealers will find that the above Prices
less than the GOODS can be Imported for.
Hamilton, May 21, 1878.-2 3 p.


Passengers are requested to be on board
here prior to 11'30 a.m., 23rd, at which time the
Stages will be removed.
All MAILS to close at the Post Office at 10
a.m., 23rd
Specie and Parcel lis" to close at 6 p.m.,
22nd.
Receipting for Produce will be continued
until 6 p.m., 22nd, unless the Vessel is previ-
ously filled. And Billsof Lading will be Signed
until 10 a.m., 23rd.I
Warehouse to be cleared on 25th May.

FREIGHT' RATS.
Barrels Potatoes ............each 6Oe.
Boxes Beets.., ........... each 25c.
Boxes Onions ..............each 25 '.
Boxes Tomatoes............each 10c.
Crates Tomatoes............each 30c.
TROTT 4. COX,
Agents.
Hamilton, Bermuda,
21st May, 1878.
Colonist copy once.

Notice.
N OTICE is hereby given that the
Board of Trade, England, by letter dated
the 3rd May, 1878, have granted permission tto
the Quebec and Gulf Ports Ste-imship (Xo:npaiiy
to have the name of the British Steamship
' CEN IIA l IF MEADE" of Hamilton, Ber-
muda, CilANGEI) TO BAHAMA." an I the
said Steamship "General Meade" will be
calhKd Bahama" from the FIFTHI DAY OF
JUNE NEXT.
W. MOORE,
Manager.
Quebec d Gulf Ports Steamship Co.
New York, 16th May, 1878.
Gazette only until 5th June.

Notice.

Growers of #Berimuda I'r o-
drice
Wishing to Ship their Produce to
Halifax, N. S., St. John, N. B., Quebec or
Montreal per I. M. Steamer Alpha" to sail
on 2r1th instant, are hereby respectfully inform-
ed that the undersigned will receive P'ROi)UC E
-at Penno's Wharf after the 23rd instant and
forward it by Steamer Alpha," to any of th.
above mentioned Cities, to be Sold there on
account and risk of Owner. Owners will please
clearly understand that the Undersigned does
not become responsible for proceeds until re-
ceived by him.
GILBERT INGLIS.
St. George's, Bermuda,
May 18th, 1878.

HENRY DARRELL,


at
t is
are


Gazette, only.

For Sale,
./1 Light open Phoeton,
But little used, and in perfect order.
Price 95.
Apply at ROBINSON'S Harness Estab-
lishment, under the Town Hall.
Hamiltoi, 20th May, 1878.-2

Lost,
On 1 hursday last, 16th instant, on the IFront
Street, Hamilton,
TWO IlNGEIR &i GS,
One with an engraved plate the other a chased
ring.
Any person finding same and leaving them at
" Royal Gazette" Office, will be suitably re-
warded.
Hlamilton, May 21st, 1878.


Notice.


The Clipper Schooner
J.nnie Florence,


FRITH, Master,


wilH commence to receive Cargo on SATUR-
DAY next,
3and will Sail as above on
Wednesday the 29th inst.

B. W. WALKEiR & CO.,
Agents.
ltamilton, May 20th, 178..


Colonial ,,-i.: ,',is Office,
'.IAY, 18TH, 1878.
N 0 T I C E is hereby given
that
evr M je.sym Bi t f it, Dfy
Will be Celebrated on
"Saturday the 25th Inst.,
Which day will accordingly be kept as a Ho-
liday in the Civil Offices of the Colony.
By His Ercellency's Commvnd,
R, E. WEBSTER,
1 Colonial .'ecretaky.



Commissariat Office,
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 20lth May, 1878.
T EE DISTRICT COmmISSARY GENERAL will
receive TENDERS in duplicate up to 12
o'clock, Noon,
ON TUESDAY,
The 28th Day of May, 1878,
From persons desirous of entering
into Contract for
Building a Covered

Bread W A G ON.
Forms of Tender can be obtained and speci-
fication seen at the above Office daily, b:.tw'on
the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.
Tenders must be addressed to the DISTRICT
CoMISSARY GENERAL, Hamilton, and marked
outsi e Tenders for Building Bread Wagon."
The DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENERAL res-
erves the right of rejecting any or all the
Tenders. 1
BERMUDA, Alias
SOMERS' ISLANDS
By His Excellency SIR ROBERT
M. L/JFFAN, K.C.M.G.; Gov-
e minor, Commnnder-in-Chief, Vice-
Admiral and Ordinary, in and over
these Islands, eyc., &c., &c.
W WHEREAS ELLEN LAVENIA 4 AN.V
I V WILSON, has prayed for Adminis-
t-ation on the Estate of L \UJR AJA JNE GI L-
BEiRT, late of Southampton Parish in these
Islands, Spinster, deceased.
This is therefore to give notice, that if any
Person or Persons can show any just Cause why
the said Administration should not be granted u i -
tothesaid ELLEN,LJAVENI \ \ N,WIL-(O ',
he, she, or they are to file his, her, or their ( ve-
Sat in writing, in the Secretary's (Ofice of thcs1
Islands within Fifteen days fro n the publica:i n
hereof, otherwise the said \diministration will be
granted accordingly.
R. E. WEBSTER,
Colonial Secretary.
Dated at the Secretary's Office, pd
this 20th day of May, 1878 p


D ONT fail to seethe Ileautiful Silver L0q (-
ETS, Neck CIIAINS & B31 \CEKLETS,
at CIIILD'S.-3

Please 'Notice.

N LL Persons INI)EBTEi) to the Undersigned
are respectfully requested to settle their
Accounts in full on or before 31Lst May, 1878.
ALL AMOUNTS remaininti unpaid after that
date will be placed in legal hands for collection,
without any respect whatever.
J, T. DARIiELL & CO.
Hamilt'n, Bermuda, t
April 30t, 1878.-5 3p.

Notice.
To Farmers and Shippers of

Bermuda Produce,
Consignments to
bIessrs. E. P. L- 0MIS & Co,
92 Barclay Street,
NEW YOiK,
Are solicited by the Undersigned who will re-
ceive and forward s;tae.
Returns made Promptly.
B. W. W \LK1IER & CO.
Hamilton, March4th, 1878.-to May 31 3p.

/n 'iC;i:1 Letter'f s.
Sarah 0 Adderley, Nelson Atwood, Silveira de
Amaral, Adlinar Astwood, J Atwood, Garcia Au-
gusto, Mr Adcock, Wm N Bulnerfield, Peter Bur-
gess, Mary Butterfield, tMrs Frances Bfuiterfi-l.1,
Silveira da Roza Bittacomte, Richard I roe '1, 11 iclh Ird
H Barnes, James A Burch, VW T Crnvi',.r., Win'1
Casbolt, Eliza Cleek, Charles H Crawford, Mrs
Mary Cox, Vieira (abecca, Antonio Carcido, B E
Dickinson, John Doane, M r irei Darrell, Mrs Dail-
nish,'Silveira Damaral, Mrs F :.' Dunkley, Spinalla
Dina, John W Fubler, J J Friswell, Mrs J A Frith,
John Gibbons, Mrs Sarah Henry, Thomas 14H How.
land, Mr HIammond, Nathaniel .v.,'vr,!, S .inm,
Harford, Edward Iuhin, Alex Junes, un.iii .1 'c,-
son, Henry James, Mrs M J Jo::us, Mrs A Jone-
(Warwick), Edward J Lighibourn, RI MuNr:r..,
Philip Moore, W MIunby, Paul R Mane s, Mrs M.ll.',
Jorie Mariante, Louis Joseph, F A- Iiry, ',r. U
Oborn, H Pearnian, Rosetta Place, Frances Place,
Jaointo Pereira, M Richardson, James R Ivnor, O.-
mond Robinson, Joseph St';t ...ta, I,-ns P Si-
monsson, Pereira do Silva, Mrs James L sin, li,
James Swan, Jquacio do Siiv, W C Sirninonds, R
Swan, Mrs F Smite., M-Iclch.i dlo Soiz,), John Tua-
bridge, James Trott, S Tucker, Geor 'rott, Strahli
Talbot, Matilda S Tucker, Rodriqurs T ''l:w, Har-
riet L Vickers, Henry Williams,, -\ Wilson, Lotitia
A Williams, W H White, Miss C E Young.
Post Office, Hamilton, May 20, 1 87o.
MAILS FOR EN'.;L.\Ni), United Stales, anid
Dominion of Canada, per ,.)itmn General Meal. ,"
close at the Post Office, Hamilton, ,N I! I ;L' D D \ V
NEXT, at ten a.mn. Cor, r. pun k.ce recive..i in ill
Forcenon Mails w Il be in Cme.
UNCLE( IMEi LETTERS IN THE PO)SI F 1'-
FICE, ST. GEORGE, -:;:i May, 1878.
Piles E.urcehe, rh' .wn, J .- aln, l Hkjlch ,,
Charlotte Johnson, Harry ve d il; ii, ,, ,I O r-
bridge, AMrt O'Brin., ChiAs W Roberts G Ut S'niiuh,
B, nj F 8inith, J l'ueker, Joseph I-arvey, S.arhi
Talbot.





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JERMTTDA ROYAL G"AZETTEiSA


TREATMENT OF THE APPARENTLY
DROWNED.
The Illustrated London News of the 6th April,
contains the Illustrations of Dr. Howard's new
method of restoring the apparently dead from
drowning or suffocation. Dr. Howard who is a
Medical Officer of New York Harbour, when re-
cently in England, by invitation, exhibited his
method at the Receiving House of the Royal Hu-
mane Society in Hyde Park, in the presence of the
officers of the society and a number of other per-
sons of distinction. The Doctor claims for his
method-which he styles, the "Direct Method,"
in addition to its apparently superior effectiveness
the conspicuous advantage of unequalled simpli-
city." The methods are:-
1. To Pump and Drain Fluids from Lungs and
Stomach.-This is dore by placing the patient face
downward over a hard roll of clothing, so that the
pit of the stomach is the highest point, while the
mouth is the lowest. The operator supplements the
pressure of his hands upon the back of the patient,
above the roll, if necessary, with all the weight and
force at his command.
2. For Artificial Breathing.--The patient, whose
clothing is ripped open from the waist, is laid upon
his back, and the pit of the stomach is made the
highest point by a hard roll of clothing beneath the
back, while the head is the lowest part. The wrists
are crossed behind the head : these a second person,
if present, pins to the ground with one hand, while
with the other the tongue is held forward by a
piece of dry rag. The greatest possible expansion
of the chest is thus obtained. The operator, kneel-
ing astride the patient, grasps the most compress-
ible part of the chest, on each side of the pit of the
stomach, and, using his knees as a pivot, throws
forward, slowly and steadily, his whole weight, un-
til his mouth nearly touches the face of the patient.
Then, by a final push, be throws himself back to his
first erect kneeling position. By the sudden re-
moval of the compressing' force the elastic ribs
spring back to their original position, and by this
bellows action the.air rushes into and is forced out
of the chest alternately, as in natural breathing.
Success may attend this process in a few minutes,
but hope of a favorable result ought not to be given
up under an hour.
From the Aberdeen Weekly Journal, April 20.,
THE INDIAN CONTINGENT.
The announcement that a considerable force of
Indian troops, representing every branch of the
service, and drawn from all the three Presidencies,
is already under orders for the Mediterranean, will
fell the world that, in the opinion of those best able
to judge, our Indian army is thoroughly .competent
to take part in such a struggle as Russian aggres-
sion threatens to force upon us in the East-that
instead of being, in the event 6f war, a weak point
and a seat of peril, India may prove such a source
of strength as shall leave us independent of any
other alliance. Among the military races of India
there are millions to whom such an opportunity as
war with Russia would be only too welcome-who
would be delighted to find that, under our strong
and just, and therefore orderly, rule they can find,
'even temporarily, a career so well suited to their
instincts. That brigading of native Indian with
native British troops at Malta is a reply to the men-
ace of our enemy that war with Russia would mean
jeopardy to our Indian Empire-a reply the logic-
al conclusiveness of which will nowhere be more
t fully appreciated than at St. Petersburg-a reply the
weight'and force of which will be measured not by
the mere numerical strefigth of,the force which has
just got the route from India'toAe Levant, but by
the vastness of the resources Iijich that force is
but a trifling draft. No British stateamen have more
fully realized the magnitude and possible value of
these resources than Lord Beaconsfield and Lord
Salisbury. The latter, who is intimately conver-
sant with the qualities and capacity of our native
Indian army, scouted, but-a'iff1t or- two ago, the
notion that India is not well able to take care of
herself againsteRussian aggression; and now he is
showing the world that, instead of waiting in anx-
iety and trepidation for Russian attack, our Indian
army can advance by a voyage of five thousand
miles to meet it-not, certainly, in the way of either
seeking or provoking a quarrel; for the shipment
of these Indian troops to Malta no more necessari-
ly means war than did the advance of the British
fleet into the Sea of Marmora; but in the way of
making suitable and effective response to the osten-
tatious orders that have been issued in Russia for a
new general levy; and with the view of showing
that we are not to be browbeaten and overborne by
any display of brute force.
The largest army that the Czar can get together I
is net likely to exceed our home army in the pro-
portion in which it was exceeded by the legions
Bonaparte led against us; and, with its base so
convenient and so secure as our fleet can make it,
the defeat of Britain by Russia is humanly speak-
ing, and in the absence of any inconceivably dis-
astrous accident, impossible. Sir Garnet Wolse-
ley, no parlour soldier, and one of the men who are
to be responsible for such arrangements as we must
make in the event of a Russian campaign, has
shown to the satisfaction of every well-informed
judgment that, apart from our Indian army, and
looking only to our ordinary force and its reserves,
we can put in the field an army which, though no
doubt inadequate either to invade or to conquer
Russia, would be able to occupy positions in the
disputed territories from which Russia could by
no effort or sacrifice be able to dislodge us, and
which would be as an open wound in the side of


Russia, through which her strength must rapidly
ebb. The well-informed councillors of the Czar
are fully aware of our power in this respect-know
It better than the bulk of the British nation do.
They know that if we really be driven into the task
to which the San Stefano Treaty in its present
shape would compel us, the whole results of their
warlike efforts and sacrifices would be neutralised
-that Russian progress would be at once, and, if
we chose, would remain permanently, checkmated
in the East. And they now know in addition
that India, in whose interest we have most occasion
to be jealous of the Russian advance on Constanti-
nople and the Levant, is able and ready to take a
full share of the work implied in the repelling of
that advance.
Though the experiment thus being made with
our Indian army is without precedent, it is one to
which shrewd and practical minds have been look-
ing forward ; and one which includes every essen-
tial element of success. Of the soldierly stamina
of our Indian army we have ample evidence. Ex-
perienced European officers, who have served with
it, declare its raw material to be of the most ster-
ling military quality; while its training and dis-
cipline are excellent. We have 150,000 seasoned
soldiers in our ordinary Indian army, and a still
larger force of policemen, who would, in case of
need, be available as a first reserve. There are in
addition the armies of the feudatory native princes.
Than the Ghoorkas, a regiment of whom is ordered
to Malta, there are no more effective light infantry,
and no deadlier marksmen to be found; and one of
the crack Bengal cavalry regiments, who are also
to join the expedition, might be expected, if allowed
opportunity, to give quick account of a regiment of
Cossacks. Of these native Indian troops we could
ship two or three army corps to the Mediterranean
without inconvenience to our Indian Empire.
The feudatory princess may be found more than
willing to accompany contingents of their own for-
ces; and of the spirit with which the Mahomedans
among them would fight it is unnecessary to speak.
The excitement of the Mahomedans of North-


r ern India over the Eastern question, in connection
with recent events, has in some places been so in-
tense that their leaders have had great difficulty
in keeping its manifestations within limits of order.
The Mahomedan races in India have always been
among the most turbulent elements of its population:
and now from that nettle danger we may find our-
selves plucking the flowers in safety. The Russians
military oracles have of late been discussing the
feasibility of attacking the Indian Empire of Britain
in the event of war; and the result of their cog-
itations has been a reluctant, but pretty decisive
admission that the enterprise would be fatuous.
A Russian expedition to India would have to
fight a thousand miles distant from its nearest base
of operations, necessarily exhausted by distressing
marches, and under such hazards that defeat
would involve one of the most signal military cat-
astrophes on record. It will however, come upon
some of these speculators as no ordinary surprise
to learn that, if they wish, they may meet the
British Indian army without having to travel
through the deserts of Central Asia in quest of it.


THE KAFFIR WAR.
A telegram dated Cape Town, March 26, says :
-" Sandilli, with a considerable force, is believed
to be as entirely surrounded in the Pirie Bush as
the nature of the country would allow. Gen.
Thesiger is personally directing the operations.
Several desperate attempts have been made to
break through the Colonial lines, principally at Bai-
ley's Grave, where in one engagement two Euro-
peans were killed and eight wounded. There was
a sharp encounter on the 18th instant, near Fort
Muriman, between the Queenstown volunteers
under Capt. Ella and a force of Kaffirs; thirty-
seven of the Kaffirs were killed. Hart, one of the
Queenstown men, was also killed in the engage-
ment. A telegram received here late on Tuesday,
the 19th instant, reported that Capt. Warren and
a party of the Kimberley Light Horse had been
! surrounded by the enemy. Ten of the Kimberley
Horse party were reported to have been killed, and
the remainder, including the Capt. missing. This
report has, however, since been contradicted, and
Capt. Warren and his party were in Cape Town at
Brabant's Camp on the 21st instant, Mantanzima,
Sandilli's son made a raid on Anta's location on
the night of the 20th, capturing 150 head of cattle.
Capt Donovan and Lieut. Ward, of the Kimberley
Light Horse, fell into an ambuscade on the 21st in
Pirie Bush and were killed, as already reported by
telegraph from Madeira. Capt. Bradahaw, com-
manding a Fingoe levy, has also been shot, it is
said, by Dukwana, formerly an elder of a mission
station. There have been very few casualties,
except among officers, whom the Kaffiars are said
to specially mark out, with a view of spreading
dismay among our men. Capt. Manley, who was
wounded some time ago, has since died. An offi-
cial telegram published on the 23rd stated that
nothing further was known about Kreli, but it was
not thought probable that he would surrender.
It was, moreover, reported that his people were
again assembling. A telegram published by the
Cape Times on the 25Lh instant, stated that Gon-
gabele had sent a message to the Rev. Mr. Newton,
stating that he was willing to surrender. The
news received from the Transvaal is of a very
serious character. The Kaffirs under Secocoeni
have made two raids, the one at Orighstadt, and
the other at the Waterfall Valley and on Fort
Burghers, where they carried away all the cattle
and killed two white men. Fort Burghers was
abandoned after the buildings had been destroyed.
Cetywayo is believed to be inciting Secocoeni. and
he is also reported to have offered a bribe of 2,000
to the Annowayi to join him in fighting the Eng-
lish. Sir Arthur Cunynghame leaves for England
by the Hymalaya on the 30th instant.

THE JAPANESE NAVY.
The PALLAS, Capt. Beamish, was at Port Said on
March 31. We have been favoured with the fol-
lowing extract from a letter from the ship :-" A
new navy has sent its first representative to carry
its flag into European waters-a navy which has,
had comparatively many of its officers trained in
our own, which copies our own in almost every-
thing, even giving words of command in English,
so that it has a special claim to our interest and
sympathy, and it would seem especially appropri-
ate and fortunate that the first representative of
the navies of Europe to meet it and welcome it on
the threshold of the Mediterranean should have
been a ship of her Majesty of England. H. I. Ja-
panese Majesty's ship Seiki, a fine vessel, built,
engine, officered, and manned by Japanese en-
tirely, arrived at Port Said on March 31-a matter
of some significance. The officers of the Pallas
felt it to be their pleasurable duty not only to
their own Service, but to the natives of Europe, to
welcome the new flag and to extend the hand of
goodlellow-ship to their new comrades. A very
pleasant dinner was given on board the Pallas in
heir honour, Capt. Inowye, Lieut. Itsuke-well
c nown in Admiral Hornby's flying squadron-and
several other Japanese officers being present. The
health of H. I. M. the Mikado was proposed by
Capt. Beamish in a short speech, which was intel-
ligible to most of the guests. Lieut. Itsuke fol-
lowed with the health of the Queen-the uplifted
glass and the short, emphatic "Queen !" being
more telling than many speeches, the toast of the
evening Capt. Inowye and the officers of
H. I. M.'s ship Seiki!" being proposed by Capt.
Beamish in a neat and appropriate speech, in
which he expressed the pleasure and honour he
and the officers of the Pallas felt at being the re-
presentatives of the Navy of England in welcoming
them on their first arriving in European waters,
and the special interest our Navy took in the well-
being and success of that of which they were the
representatives. The toast was drunk with cheers.
Capt. Inowye, before the adoption of European
types of vessels, commanded the Japanese fleet of
war junks. He brings his handsome little vessel
on a roving commission in European waters.-
Armyand Navy Gazette.


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Hamilton, Tuesday, May 21, 1878.


From the United States and Eu-
rope.
The Mail Steamer General Meade, Captain Cow-
ell, arrived at her wharf in this Town yesterday
morning at 7 o'clock. She left New York at 4 p.
m. of the 16th, and had a pleasant passage down.
We are under obligations to Mr. Purser Straker,
Mr. Bidell, Steward, Mr. Davidson, 1st Engineer,
and Mr. Fitch, Porter, for files of New York papers
of the afternoon of the 16th.
Gold in New York on 16th, 100jths.
Shares Delaware & Hudson Canal 551th.
The New York World of the 16th in its financial
Report, says *-" The coal stocks showed additional
firmness. which may be attributed to President
Dickson's statement at the Del. & Hudson Com-
pany's meeting yesterday, that present prices of
coal yield his company a profit of 30 cents per ton
for the credit of the general profit and loss account

EUROPEAN NEWS.
S Europe in Suspense-Russian Reinforcements Arri-
ving-Austria's Unstable Policy.
LONDON. May 16.-The Herald correspondent in
St. Petersburgh telegraphs as follows:-" Nothing
is known of the result of the interviews between
ount Schouvaloff and the Czar, and the most dis-
quieting rumors are current.
Uneasiness in the Palace.-" This uneasiness is
felt with peculiar force in the palace, where a clo-
ser knowledge of the actual facts might be expected,
and the anxiety deepens from hour to hour.
Leaving the Capital.-"Tbe Grand Duke Mi-
chael returns to the Caucasus in a week, when the
Emperor will instal himself at Czarskoi-Selo.
Count Schouvaloff will leave St. Petersburg for
London on Saturday."
Frequent Consultations.-The St. Petersburg cor-
respondent of the Times reports that Count Schbou-
valoff has frequent interviews with those directing
foreign affairs.
Fears in Constantinople.-Constantinople tele-
grams state that disquietude is caused there by the
silence regarding Count Schouvaloff's journey.
Ready for the Worst.-The Vienna Political Cor-
respondence says that the Russians are throwing up
entrenchments near San Stefano and arming them
with Krupp guns, which does not look as though
they believed in the speedy success of the negotia-
tions.
Cause of the Delay.-The Times' Vienna corres-
pondent says the contradictory accounts of the
negotiations concerning the surrender of the
fortresses are explained by a report that the condi-
tions proposed by General Todleben have not yet
been approved in St Petersburg. It is certain that
no understanding has been reached.
More Transport Carts.-The Russians are making
additional contracts in Roumania for transport
carts and animals. It is said that 3,000 more are
ordered to be ready in two weeks for service south
of the Danube.
Servia Actively Preparing. Renewed activity
prevails in the Servian arsenals. Orders have been
issued to the factory at Kragujevatz to increase
w6ge production of Peabody-Martini rifle ammuni-
Iwtion to the amount of 10,000 rounds per day. All
serviceable artillery in store has been ordered to be
mounted and sent immediately to the front.
Todleben and the Insurgents.-A special despatch
from Constantinople says:-" General Todleben
declares that unless the Turkish commissioners in-
duce the insurgents to disperse he will adopt se-
vere repressive measures."
Are they in the Balkans.-The Standard's Vienna
correspondent says according to the latest tele-
grams the insurgents occupy two of the Balkan
passes.
Another Moslem hising.-A telegram from Ba-
toum to Constantinople states that a concentration
of 7,000 armed Mussulman, inhabitants at Luzistan,
in the Ardunutch district, has compelled the Rus-
sians to retreat, and that the rapid gathering of
armed bands renders untenable the Russian posi-
tions at Livana and on the Choruk River.
England Preparing in India.-The Standard says a
torpedo committee has been engaged on the Hooghly
River to determine at what points it is advisable
to place torpedoes for the protection of Diamond
Harbor and Calcutta in case of an emergency.
Leaning on Fickle Austria.-The statements of
Prince Auersperg and Herr Tisza in the Austrian
Reichesr ath and Hungarian Diet, respectively, were
well received in Vienna and have made a very
favorable impression here. It is believed that
they indicate beyond doubt Austria's intention to
oppose Russia; so that if England is compelled to
go to war, she will do so under more favorable
circumstances than were recently hoped for.
Influencing the Negotiations.-But it is also be-
lieved that Austria's attitude at this moment will
have a favorable influence on the negotiations at
St. Petersburg. Herr Tisza, in the course of his
speech, said that the government had no intention
to act against, but rather in concert with Turkey
S in Bosnia.
Military Precautions.-The Ministers, he said,
could not say in detail what they wanted the mo-
ney for, but he might state broadly that it was
necessary to take precautions on the northern,
southern and eastern frontiers and to increase the
number of troops, so as to be safe against any sur-
prise. Part of the money has, already beer used,
as measures necessary to secure the Carpathian
passes already in hand.
An Eye on Roumania.-Regarding the state of
affairs in Roumania, Herr Tisza said that the re-
ports were rather exaggerated but not groundless.
The government knew what was going on there,


and, tho.pbh it had no reason to suspect hostile de-
signs, he thought it unsafe to explain what was
passing on either side of the frontier ; but he did
think it necessary to take precautions in Transyl-
vania.
-qPostponing the Discussion.- The Times' Vienna
S,-1 patch states that the Financial Committee of the
l--iteicbs alb has accepted a resolution postponing the
discussion of the 60,000,000 credit until communi-
cation regarding the actual employment of the
money is made to the delegations. The discussion
in the Hungarian Diet will probably close to-mor-
row. The House will vote affirmatively except the
extreme Left, numbering fifty-seven.
The Use of Indian Troops.-The movement of In-
dian troops to Malta will be discussed in the House
of Lords also on Monday, when Baron Selbourne will
call attention to the question whether such a move-
n ment previous to notifying Parliament is constitu-
tional. The opposition, however, will not move any
resolution on the subject in the House of Lords,
and Lord Hartington's resolution in the House of
Commons is declared by him not to be intended to
raise the question, of the policy of using Indian
forces, but merely the legal issue.
Wherefore the Discussion ?-The Times says:-
When it is announced beforehand that the leader
of the opposition in the Lower House will not raise
the question of policy, and when the principal law-
yer of the party in the House of Lords will not
throw his objections into the form of a resolution,
mere discussion of the constitutional law of the case
would be more suitable for a debating society.
Beyond the Control of Parliament.-" The fact is,
the issues of the present crisis have passed beyond
the control of even the British Parliament. The
general policy of the government has received at its
most critical stage the support of the country, and
the Ministry have accordingly. taken steps which
leave the next turn of events in other hands."
Italy also Gets Ready.-The Rome despatch of
the Times announces that. the Minister of Finance,
with the Minister of War, has presented a bill to
the Chambers asking for a supplementary vote of
10,000,000 lires for war estimates.


ATHLETIC SPORTS OF THE FORTY-SIXTH
REGIMENT.
The morning of Friday, the 10th of May, the day
appointed for the annual celebration of the Sports
of this Regiment, dawned gloomily with every pros-
pect of heavy and continuous rain falling through-
out the day to mar our joyful anticipations of a
pleasant outing. However about noon all our dark
forebodings were quickly dispelled by the bright
clear beams of sunshine that shot down from a sky
whose deep blue vault was dotted here and there by
a few fleecy clouds, instead of the leaden mass that
had canopied us in the morning. Our rendezvous
as usual was the spacious field of T. Fowle Tucker,
Esqr., which the generous owner never hesitates to
place at the disposal of any who intend to treat the
public to a day's fun. The course had been care-
fully selected, and everything that was necessary
for the comfort of the spectators and accommodation
of the crowd that was expected had been arranged.
A fine level lap of about 200 yards was encircled
by stout stakes and a running hawser whilst the
inner edge of the lap was marked out by pine stakes,
each bearing a tiny different colored flag and added
to the gaiety of the scene. The gallant officers,
ever mindful of the material comforts of their
friends, had provided ample shade and refreshments
for those who were fatigued by the heat of the af-
ternoon sun, in a spacious marquee, where the weary
could retire and be regaled with anything their
fancy called for. At the eastern boundary of the
enclosure were erected the tents in which the raree
shows of the regiment were exhibited to the eyes of
the curious for the trifling remuneration of a few
pence. "'Old Aunt'Sally" and a copious supply of
" John Barleycorn," were too important features to
be omitted in our sketch.
The programme was a full one and well calcula-
ted to try the men in every branch of athletic skill,
and the masterly manner in which Captain Grieves
and the able Adjutant of the Corps, carried it out
in all its details, deserves the highest praise. His
Excellency, accompanied by his Aide-de-Camp, ar-
rived in the afternoon, and honored the gathering
by his presence. The gallant Admiral, Sir Cooper
Key, was also present. The fine Band of the Re-
giment played a choice and varied programme to
the gratification and enjoyment of the lovers of
music. Mrs. Colonel Bennett, kindly awarded the
prizes to the victors, and the games were brought
to a successful termination late in the afternoon
without a single accident or annoyance.

PROGRAMME.
Quarter Mile Race...... Pvt. Snell, B Comp., 1st
Corpl. Baker, A do., 2nd
Throwing Cricket Ball... Pvt. Browning, B Corny. 1st
Lc.-Cpl. O'Halloran, H do., 2nd
200 Yards Race, Band Dmr. Crawley, 1st
and Drums Dmr. Ford, 2nd
Putting Shot............Pvt. Gaffney, K Corny. 1st
Higgins, H do., 2nd
Veterans' Race... .....Pvt. Mortal, D. Corny. 1st
E. Jones, H. do., 2nd
High Jump .........Lc.-Cpl. Baldwin, E Corny. 1st
Pvt. Snell, B do., 2nd
2 Mile Walking Race... .Pvt. T. Jones, K Corny. 1st
Varnals, C do., 2nd
Long Jump.............Pvt. Mortal, D Corny. 1st
Snell, B do., 2nd
Hurdle Race........... Pvt. Eddy, D Corny. 1st
Baylis, A do., 2nd
N. C. Officers Race.......Corpl. Baker, A Compy. 1 st
Sgt. Bowling, C OCmpy. 2nd
Wheelbarrow Race .... ..Dmr. Crawley, 1st
Pvt. Fry, D Compy. 2nd
Best Turned Out Pvt. McMahon, F Comy.) Ties
Man[ T. Clarke, C Ties
Half Mile Race...Pvt. R. White, 1-19th Regt., 1st'
Jago, K Cmy. 46th Rgt., 2nd
Corpl. Sheldon, R. E., 3rd
Bucket Race............ Pvt. Jury, D Corny., 1st
Andrews, B do., 2nd
Tug of War........... Right Half Battalion.
Sack Race............... Pvt. Strong, A Corny. lst
Hoare, B do., 2nd
Three Legged Race...... Pvt. Chick, } 1st
Browning, f
Barnard, 2nd
Blewitt, 2nd
Lads Race............. Pvt. Castleton, Band, 1st
Drnmr. Ayers, Drums, 2nd
Consolation Race........Pvt. Matthews, 1st
Hill, 2nd1
Young Gentlemen's Race..Master G. Gosling, 1st
O.Darrell, 2nd
All Comers Race... .Pvt. R. White, 1-19th Rgt., 1st
A. Smith, R. M. L. I. 2nd


THE SARDINIAN DISASTER.
MONTREA., May 11.-The Messrs. Allan have re-
ceived the following cable despatch: "Sardinian's
spare coals exploded in Moville harbor, near Lon-
donderry, Ireland. The ship took fire, was run
ashore, scuttled and sunk in thirty feet of water.
Several steerage passengers were injured. All the
cabin passengers are safe. Two of the crew were
killed. An attempt will be made to float the ship
next week. The Peruvian sails from Liverpool on
Sunday to embark the Sardinian's mails and pas-
sengers."
It is believed that more passengers of the Sard-
inian were killed than first stated. Her passengers
were chiefly German and Italian, with some Eng-
lish and Scotch emigrants."


LONDON, May 11.-The Steamer Sardinian was at
anchor at the time of the accident. The explosion
took place in the coal bunkers; she took fire imme-
diately. The greatest confusion ensued. When
order was restored the compartments were searched
for dead and wounded. Some of the latter had
arms' and legs broken ; a few were burned about
the face. It is believed that, when the full extent of
the disaster is ascertained, the figures given of the
injured as estimated will be considerably increased.
The wounded were temporarily placed in ware-
houses fronting on the Quay. Three of the injured
in Derry infirmary are pronounced hopeless. Two
bodies of the crew were recovered. Some passen-
gers are reported missing. Among the Sardinian's
passengers were 40 orphan children, destined for
domestic service in America. An attempt was
made to beach the vessel on McKinney's Bank, but
she was finally scuttled and filled and sunk in five
fathoms of water.
PORTLAND, Me., May 14.-The agent of the Allan
Steam-ship Line received a telegram last night say-
ing that the steam-ship Sardinian had been floated
and would resume service.

LONDON, May 16.-The race for the Great Che-
shire Handicap stakes for three year olds and up-
ward at Chester to-day was won by Mr, F. Swin-
dell's chestnut horse Woodlapds, who was second
in the race for the Chester Trades Cup yesterday.
LONDON, :May 16.-A despatch to the Standard
from St. Petersburg says : ", The Russian papers
are full of news about the volunteer fleet. Sub-
scriptions for fitting it out are coming in from all
parts of Russia. It is true that the sums raised
seem very small for the purposes, but they are
double the amounts contributed from the same
sources to the Czarina's committee for the relief of
the sick and wounded during the war."
LONDON, May 16.-Tattersfield & Co., woollen
manufacturers at Ravensthorpe, have failed. Their
liabilities are 80,000.


DANCE BY E" COMPANY 46TH REGIMENT. i

On Monday night, the 13th inst., the "E" or s
Captain John Reeves' Company, 46th Regiment, f
gave, what might be properly termed-an annual
Ball-in their rooms at Prospect. On this occasion
the invitations issued were on a most liberal scale,
and the rooms were likewise sumptuously furnished
and decorated. 1
On entering the vestibule a very pretty floral al- b
cove or grotto, invited the admiration of the visitors,
and it was here the courteous members of the corn-
mittee received their guests. Entering the ball room
the scene of dresses, &c., within was one which,how-
ever often it may be studied, defies the pen to des-
cribe or the eye to retain. Tom Hood comes mne-
monically to the rescue with a quotation from
"Miss Kilmansegg." In they go" says he-
In they go-in jackets and cloaks
Plumes and bonnets, turbans and toques
As if to a congress of nations'.
The floor was not chalked with those ingenious
devices which were familiar in bygone days-but C
was occupied by the full throng of dancers, and the
divan around by the corps of chaperoni, the lookers
on, who see most of the game. A dance is about to
commence, the master of ceremonies claps his hands,
and the stewards join him in marshalling the dan-
cers, and in a moment the intricacies of the Lan-
cers" are being explored. The complex involu-
tions of the dance might rival the Theban laby-
rinth, but that each fair figurante has a cavalier
competent to pilot her through the toils. The
fluctuations of the scene recall Grey's apotheosis of
the meeting of love, sport and pleasure on Helicon :
Frisking light in frolic measure,
Now pursuing, now retreating,
Now in circling troops they meet,
To brisk notes in cadence beating,
Glance their many twinkling feet."
As we muse, time passes. A "Waltz" is about to
commence-not the voluptuous whirl anathematised
by Bryon, but the modem valse with lanquishing
postures worthy of figure-dancing on the stage,
and abandon suggestive of the pious rites of the
Dervish tribe. A worthy Son of Mars here makes
an unobserved exit as it proceeds, and seeks Q in
the corner to know what are his observations of the
throng. Well, he has seen ball rooms in other
days not twice as crowded, and he thought the
dancing a trifle slow. Albeit it might not be amiss
in the interest of the tender sect to re-introduce
some of the still slower and statelier dances which
have been supplanted by waltz, polka, mazurka,
and endless other innovations on just and regular
art. Why not minuets and cotillions be at once
brought out of abeyance, this was the dancing
which the perfection of dignified motion, and upon
which Steele" remarked, that "no one ever saw a
good dancer that had not a good understanding."
Before concluding our observations on the Ball
we might state that the rooms presented a brilliant
and animated appearance, that the attendance
was very large and included Colonel R. Bennett,
Commanding, and other Officers and Ladies of the
Regiment. Dancing was maintained with spirit till
an early hour next morning. The assiduous at-
tention and general supervision given by Color
Sergeant L. Street and Corporal C. Baldwin who
acted on the committee cannot pass without a word
of praise, seeing that the energetic discharge of the
duties devolving upon them laid the foundation of
the success achieved. Q.

THE COTTON STRIKE IN ENGLAND.
LONDON, May 14.-A meeting at Manchester to-
day between the cotton masters' and operatives
representatives failed to acco mplish anything. The
masters declined all the operatives' proposals,
which were to arbitrate to work four days per week
at ten per cent. reduction, or 5 days at 6 per cent.
reduction or to submit outright to a reduction of
five per cent. The masters' committee adhered
to their original demand of ten per cent. reduc-
tion outright.
LONDON, May 15.-Serious rioting began at
Blackburn yesterday evening. Thousands of the
lowest class of operatives, including women,
paraded the streets, making violent demonstrations.
The residence of Col. Jackson, Chairman of the
Masters' Association, was burned to the ground.
The same mob attempted to burn Jackson's mills.
The residence of Alderman Hornby was partially
wrecked and the windows of all the mills in the
down were demolished. A strong force of infantry
from Preston arrived and a troop of cavalry is
coming.
ENGLISH DIVISION AT THE PARIS EX-
HIBITION.
England has five characteristic facades. No. 1 is
a beautiful little Queen Anne dwelling house in the
revived style so much in vogue in London just now
-red brick, small-paned windows with heavy sashes
and a quaintly-carved door; No. 2 is a fine house
in the Tudor style, designed by Mr. Redgrave, the
architect of the British section, as the pavilion for
the use of thePrinceofWalesduringhis visits to the
Exhibition-brick, faced with bold stoneornamentin
the lower part, and with still bolder ornament above
to break the monotony of the parapet line. This
pavilion is richly furnished in the style of the per.
lod, and it has a particularly fine dining-room.
Next to this is a good example of London street
architecture, by Doulton, of the well-known terra-
cotta works. It is in the Pointed style. The pil-
asters and ornaments are made of terra-cotta which
has all the strength of stone and more than itsrich-
ness and softness of effect. No 4 is another old
English house, designed by Redgrave, after the
buildings still to be seen at Chester and Coventry
and in other old English cities. This is, perhaps,


the most beautiful of all; the skeleton of the front-
age-no better term can be found for it-is built up
in wood curved in lines of ornament, massive, sim-
ple and pure, and the space between these lines is
filled in with plasters's work. The bay windows are
glazed with lozenge panes, and the effects of the
whole structure is quaint and charming in the ex-
treme. Next to this, and completing the British
line, is another early English house, built entirely
of wood, somewhat mechanically carved, and hav-
ing its line of frontage broken by a deep porch with
a room above. This row of facades gives access to
the English show, the largest made by any foreign
country in the main building. It is so varied that
it is impossible to do more at present than analyze
it in the most general terms. It is remarkable (1)
for itsglasswork, especially for theprismatic glass for
the table, which reflects all thetints of the rainbow -
(2) 1or its cloths from the great Scotch and York;
shire houses; (3) its pottery from Doulton's (al-
ready mentioned) splendid reproductions interracot-
ta of ancient vases and a grand Doulton-ware foun-
tain, the design illustrating watery" subjects taken
from scripture history-Moses at the well, Naaman
washing in the Jordan, and Jonah (as a matter of
course). The English have also a good exhibit of
imitation majolica and wedgwood-ware made by
Adams & Bromley, of Hanley, who were the very
first of all the exhibitors, British and foreign, to
stock their case-an American firm was the second.
The show of English laces by Copestake is also very
fine, and this is carried out all through the section in
the shape of hangings for the doors and windows.
One of the most striking things in the Manchester
exhibit is the drawing of a model mill-more strik-
ing perhaps than the show of the stuffs that are
made there, because it proves that such buildings
may be made to have a beauty of their own, It is
a lesson for Lancashire, where the houses of the
mill-owneis are perfect galleries of art, while the
mills are, as a rule, abominations of ugliness. The
Euglish colonies make a good display, Canada, for


instance, sending a duplicate of that collection of
grains, lumber, tweeds, woollens, minerals which
she showed at Philadelphia. The agricultural and
'ood products of the Dominion are specially notice.
able, and the show of educational appliances is also
very fine. Canada, as seen at Paris, would in fact
seem to be a microcosm of the States, and all the
characteristic products of the American section,
petroleum included, are to be found in hers. She
has monuments in rock salt, trophies in timber, and
her show cases, which are really of great elegance
of design, are the product of her own forests, and
from first to last the work of native hands. Next
in importance come the Australian colonies, Queens-
land decorating the outside of her show with tables
of copious statistics of the growth of cotton, sugar-
cane, maize, wheat, potatoes, oats, and of her wealth
in horses, oxen, sheep and hogs. Of her art, as re-
presented by the pictures of Diggers which figured
at Philadelphia, perhaps the less said the better.
Victoria shows great store of gold raised by her, or
rather, models of its total bulk, which are as pre-
cious metal to the outward eye, but only plaster
within. She likewise exhibits silks of her own
growth, with tin, antimony in great plenty and
wines produced on her own soil. For the present
however, her wools carry all before them. A hasty
review of the English show may be concluded with
a glance at a trinket, the Koh-i-noor and other
diamonds from the collections of the crown and the
Princess of Wales. The Koh-i-noor is the chief
gem of a diadem of eighty-six diamonds, and the
value of this one stone, as lately estimated by a
French journalist, is 1,500,000 francs. Next to
the diadem is a collar with an emerald (the finest
yet known) for the chief piece. A second diadem
is enriched with the Kandavassy stone, bigger than
the Koh-i-noor and worth some 3,000,000 francs as
it stands, in spite of a defect.

From the American Mail and Export Journal, April,:
FIJI.-A correspondent, writing from Levuka, says
The chief item is that the sugar mills are making a
fortune, and the planters doing very well when they
can get their cane crushed. I hear that nearly 3,000
acres will be cut and burnt for want of means to make
the cane into sugar. The plants will grow and be
available next year, but the cane represents some
60,000 or 70,000, which ought to have gone into
the pockets of planters and mill owners. This will
soon bring its own remedy, and a very large mill, to
cost 30,000, is to be got at once from Glasgow for
the Rewa River. The Rewa Company are said to
have cleared their mill, which cost 9,600, and to have
made a good deal of money for the shareholders be-
sides. The mill is kept in full work, and is likely to
be so. I have been for some time impressing upon
your merchants the great field for profitable enter-
prise in Fiji, and I do so once more, hoping that
some one will at last be found to take up the promis-
ing enterprise and turn it to account. If done with
ordinary care, and by any one ordinarily conversant
with the nature of the country, it could not fail of suc-
cess. The preparations for make Suva the capital are
continuing. Good and abundant water is discovered,
and the only anticipated obstacle is thus overcome.
HoLLAND.-Holland is determined to show the
world at the forthcoming Paris Exhibition that her
ancient reputation for tulips is still worthily sustained.
No less than 40,000 of the richest and most famous
specimens of the Dutch tulips will be exhibited. The
bulbs are already planted in the ground allotted for
the display, and are under the charge of the best gar-
deners of Haarlem, who keep jealous watch over their
precious treasures by night and day. The bulbs have
been planted in a parterre, the design of which re-
presents the armorial bearings of the city of Haarlem.
The sword which forms the centre of the escutcheon
will be of white tulips; the stars which surround it will
be of various colors; and the deep border surrounding
it will be of red and white tulips. The Dutch garden-
ers confidently expect that the admiration elicited by
this magnificent blaze of color will be enthusiastic, and
that it will eclipse any show of tulips ever seen out of
Holland. Many of the bulbs are priceless, having
been handed down as family heirlooms; and already
one hears of enormous sums having been refused for
them. His hereditary tulip-bulbs are the one point
in which a Dutchman allows sentiment to prevail over
practical considerations, and the trader to be merged
in the connoisseur.
Cinchona, which was introduced into India in 1861,
promises not only to prove a medical boon to the pop.
ulation, but also to become an article of commercial
value. To Mr. Clements Markham is due the credit
of promoting the use of the beneficent Peruvian bark
as an antidote to the ravages of malaria. Already
nearly 3,000,000 trees have been planted, and the
revenue derived by Government sales from this source
in 1876 amounted to .29,000.
The political Officer in charge of the Naga Hills
lately reported the existence of large tea-trees there
which the Nagas are accustomed to cut down for fire-
wood, or to save themselves the trouble of climbing to
gather the seed. One tract of country, about nine-
teen miles long and six broad, on the slope of the Bur-
rail mountains, seems meant by nature for tea gardens;
but it lies in the land of independent Nagas, and for
the present can only be coveted. The Chief Com-
missioner remarks that "the manner in which these
very valuable plants-the tea-trees-are destroyed, is
but a sample of how the nationalwealth of the province
has been, and is still, wasted."
NEW SOUTH WALEs.-A Sydney correspondent
writes thus: It will take a great deal of bad legis-
lation to affect the progress of New South Wales so
long as the legislators do not interfere with free trade.
Consequently we are continuing to do well, and indeed
regaining the premier position, which the great gold
fields temporarily gave to Victoria about a dozen


years ago. Immigration is improving, and we are now
receiving immigrants (assisted) at the rate of 50,000 a
year, or nearly a thousand a week, from the old coun-
try, and some thousands a year from the Colonies of
Victoria, Queensland and New Zealand. The popula-
tion of the capital (Sydney) is 180,000, and of the
whole colony nearly 700,000. During 1876 the total
number of persons who arrived in New South Wales
was 32,942, and the number of persons who left was
21,923, or a total of 11,019 in favor of this colony. In
1876 our revenue was 5,033,828, while that of Vic-
toria for the same period (with a population of 200,000
more and a heavy Custom House to balance our land
revenue) only amounted to 4,325,156. The taxation
in Victoria is at the rate of 2 8s. 31d. per head ; in
New South Wales it is 1 17s. 7d. per head. Statis-
tics show that there are in the colony 123 men to every
100 women. Our great coal fields at the ports of
Newcastle and Wallongong supply the other colonies
with a large quantity of black diamonds. During the
first week in February we sent from Newcastle 78,-
287 tons of coal, of which, in round numbers, 17,000
tons went to Victoria, 8,000 to South Australia, 2,000
to Tasmania, 14,000 to New Zealand, 5,000 to China,
4,000 to other ports in the East, and 4,000 tons to
San Francisco. Nearly half a million acres of land
are now under cultivation in New South Wales,
and the principal crops obtained are wheat, maize
or Indian corn, oats, barley and potatoes. The
vine is largely cultivated. We have 400,000 horses,
25,000,000 sheep, and 8,500,000 head of cattle in
the colony. Wool sent to England last
year was valued at 5,565,000. Tenders were
opened in January for the last section of the rail-
way to connect the two great Capitals of Sydney
and Melbourne, and we are now hoping that Ade-
laide and Melbourne and Sydney and Brisbane will
be joined in less than fivs years, thus completing
the iron band of unity between four out of the five
colonies. We have now not far short of 1,000
miles of railway completed or in course of construc-
tion. Victoria has also 1,000, South Australia 800,
and Queensland 600 miles of railway compiled or in
course of construction.


THE STATE DEBT OF VIRGINIA.
(From the New York Times.)
RICHMOND, April 13.-In accordance with the
Act of Assembly, commonly known as the Babcock.
Fowler Funding Bill. Gov. Holliday has issued his
proclamation inviting the creditors of the State to
refund their bonds into new ones, which are to bear
interest at the rate of 3 per cent for 18 years, and 4
per cent for 32, and to be non-taxable by State, coun.
ties, or cities. No coupon bonds are to be issued.
The total debt is about $30,000,000; two thirds of it
is in consols" bearing 6 per cent. interest and
having coupons attached, which coupons are "re-
ceivable at and after maturity for all taxes, debts,
dues, and demands due the State." As the State
makes no provision for paying interest, these cou-
pons come into the Treasury in lieu of money for
taxes. They are worth between 83 and 84 cents in
the dollar. The greater part of the remaining $10,-
000,000 of the debt is in what are called "peeler"
bonds, the coupons of which are not receivable for
taxes. The peelers cannot be funded under the new
act until $15,000,000 of consuls are deposited for
funding thereunder. Non-interest-bearing certifi.
cates are to be issued for past-due interest.
In view of the recent decision of the Supreme
Court of Appeals of Virginia fortifying the" console"
holders against any attempts to invalidate their
self-collecting coupons, it is not believed here that
any considerable number of them will acquiesce in
the funding proposed. When they accepted the
provisions of the act of 1871-2 they relinquished,
(as thought to be justly due by West Virginia) one-
third of the principal. Now they are requested to
give up one-third of the interest on their reduced
principal.

ROW IN THE CANADIAN PARLIAMENT.
OTTAWA, April 13.-The House of Commons has
been sitting since yesterday afternoon, discussing
the resolution introduced by Sir John A. McDon-
ald centuring the Lieut.-Governor of Quebec for
dismissing his late Ministers. Sir John delivered
a long speech in support of the resolution, and was
followed by Hon. Mr. Mackenzie, who spoke
strongly against it. The resolution reads as follows:
That the recent dismissal by the Lieut.-Governor
of the Province of Quebec of his Ministry was, un-
der the circumstances, unwise and subversive of
the position accorded to the advisers of the Crown
since the concession of the principle of responsible
government to the British North American Colo.
nies."
The discussion closed at 6 o'clock to-night, being
the longest and most remarkable sitting since con-
federation. At times during the debate the pro-
ceedings in the House were of the most disorderly
character, members singing, dancing, and making
all sorts of discordant noises. The Speaker had
much difficulty. in preserving order, and it was
finally decided between the Premier sand Sir John
that a vote be taken without further discussion, af-
ter the arrival of the late trains on Monday night.
Lady Dufferin occupied a seat on the floor of the
House a short time in the afternoon, and, on leave
ing, the members rose to their feet and sang God
Save the Queen," amid thunders of applause.

THE DESTINY OF THE ANCIENTs.-The ancients be-
lieved that at the point where man's rule and pow-
er over the forces of the world ended, there destiny
began; and if a ship was wrecked at sea, or if a
country was devastated by an epidemic, as such
catastrophes were clearly not brought about by
man's wishes or desires, they thought that they
could only be caused by some mysterious superhu-
man power who meddled with, and ruled over hu-
man affairs. We cannot certainly be surprised
that such should have been the views and opinions
of persons who were ignorant of the fact that a
storm or an epidemic is but a natural effect result-
ing from natural causes, and that its occurrence
is governed by laws as certain and invariable as
that of gravitation. In a country where there were
supposed to be gods of the sea and gods of the woods,
rulers of the wind and deities of the river, there
manifestly was but little room in which man's free
will could assert itself. But now, since we know
that we have in truth only to contend with natural
forces, and those, too, of a constant and uniform
character, we can by studying their laws render
them subservient to our wishes, and make them be-
come our ministers instead of allowing them to be
our masters. The electric current, which, in the
form of lightening, was once the fiery sword of an
angry deity, has now become the willing messenger
of man, and carries his commands to the uttermost
parts of the earth. Thus one of the most marvel-
ous and fearful instruments of destiny, as it appear-
ed to the inhabitants of Rome and Athens some 20
centuries ago, has in these latter days lost much of
its terrible character; and, to the great disgust of
Jupiter and the other lords of Olympus, little Mr.
Dilettante at his scientific chances can give you as
much lightning as you wish. The fancy and im-
agination are more powerful, and less subject to
the dictates of reason, in the night than they are in
the day-time; the land of darkness may be con-
sidered as their proper and natural habitat; and,
like the bats, they are most busy when the sun has
left us. Ignorance is a kind of darkness, and when
mortals had not the remotest idea of what was the
cause or nature of an eclipse, and when they knew
"less than nothing" about electricity, it is hardly
a matter to be wondered at that, as knowledge had
omitted to furnish the universe for them with facts
and realities, they allowed imagination to supply
the deficiency with the first fictions and fancies
that presented themselves. The world was to them
a tabula rasa, and they wrote on it whatever non-
sense they thought fit.-Tinuley's Magazine.


HE EATS His FIRsT WHITE-FISH.-The strong
point of the American fish market is undoubtedly-'
to be found in the fresh-water species from its
great lakes and rivers. Besides our well-known
European kinds, salmon, trout, sturgeon, perch,
&c., which are cheap, abundant, and well-flavored,
the Western continent boasts some fine specialities
of its own. Among these, the white-fish of the St.
Lawrence water-chain claims the first rank. Mrs.
Jameson declares that to taste it amply repays the
voyage across the Atlantic, and though I belong
rather to the skeptical than to the enthusiastic
school of epicures, I am almost inclined to back up
her opinion. I shall never forget my first white-
fish. I had set out from New York for Niagara
by a night train, and having fallen into sound
slumber at Albany in a comfortable sleeping-car,
I did not awake till we stopped for breakfast at
Rochester, near Lake Ontario, at 9 o'clock next
morning. Rising hastily, fresh as a daisy after my
good nights rest, I found myself shortly in a hand-
some refreshment room, seated before a cup of
steaming coffee, a plate of hot cakes, and a broiled
fish which had been swimming unsuspectingly in
the lake at 4 o'clock that morning. The feelings
of a true epicure who lights upon a new delicacy of
the first order are indescribable. White-fish is a
sort of idealized mackerel, with a tinge of etherial
salmon flavor; rich, without greasiness ; full, with-
out strongness, and delicate, without insipidity. I
ate it, with unflagging appetite, every morning that
I remained along the whole great chain of lakes
and rivers, from Chicago to the Saguenay, and every
morning I thought it rather better than the last.
If I could only succeed in acclimatizing it in our
own Scottish locks-where it still lingered within
historical times, and lived freely during the late
geological epochs-I should feel (as prefaces al-
ways say) that my work was not quite in vain.-
Belgravia.




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