Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
regular
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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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Bibliographic ID: UF00076588
Volume ID: VID00316
Source Institution: University of Florida
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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THE 1.


BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.


No. 22.--Vo. LI. STATE SUPER VIAS ArLv'TQUAS. 24s per A


Hamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, .lay S, IS 7S.


From the Royal Gazette Extra of Tuesday last.
OPENING OFr THE
Colonial Parliam en .ff

SPEECH OF HIS EXCELLENCE THE GOV-
ERNOR ON THE OCCASION.
+To-day, Tuesday, 21st May, being the day ap-
pointed by Proclamation, .His Excellency Major-
General SIR ROBERT MICHAEL LAFFAN, K.C.M.G.,
P.E., Governor and Commander-in-Chief, for Con-
-vening the Colonial Parliament, His Excellency, ac-
companied by his Aide-de-Camp, Lieut. Carpenter,
87th (R. I. F.) Regiment, and Capt. Stanley Creek,
Brigade Major, came down to the Public Buildings
in His Excellency's Carriage at 1 p.m.
A Guard of Honor composed of 100 men of the
46th Regiment, under command of Capt. Forster,
and Lieutenants Hollway and Steele-the latter
Gentleman bearing the Colors of the -Regiment-
was in attendance. As His Excellency reached
the entrance to the Building the Guard presented
arms, whilst the Band of the Regiment played
the National Anthem.
On entering the Council Chambers His Excellen-
cy was received by the several Members of H. M.
Council. Mrs. Rees, Mrs. E. Harvey,Mrs. J. Tucker,
Mrs. Morrison, the Honble. J. H. Darrell, C.M.G.,
and a large number of other ladies and gentlemen
were present. Among them we noticed, Colonels
Morrison and Gordon, R.E., Maj. Crawford, R.A ;
Col. Bennett and Major Richardson, 46th Regt.;
Dr. Sinclair, P.M.Q.; Act. D. C. G. Wild; A. C. G.
Lilley; Major Potter, Staff Paymaster; Revs. Dr.
Corbett and E. H. Goodwfi3, Chaplains to the
Forces; Revd. C. H. Harbord, R.N.;. Revs. Mark
James, J. L. Lough, and J. C. L. Jones, and very
many others.
The Provost Marshal General having been direc-
ted by His Excellency the Governor to request the
attendance at the Council Chambers of the House
of Assembly, the Members of the Honorable House,
headed by their Speaker-the Honorable Samuel
Saltus Ingham-were soon in attendance, when His
Excellency delivered, in a clear and impressive man-
ner, the following gracious
SPEECH:
Mr. President and Honorable Gentlemen of the
Legislative Council;
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of As-
sembly;
It is with great pleasure that I have
called you together to-day, and that I now
invite you to resume those legislative labours:
which exercise so important an influence upon
the welfare of this Colony.
Since I last had the pleasure of meeting you
the trade and the agriculture of the Colony
have flourished:-the receipts of the Custom
House show an increasing revenue :-the sea-
sons have been favourable to agriculture,-and
the cmT~o? which are now being reaped, prom-
ise to be atimdant and of good quality. The
prices which were first realized for those crops
were very remunerative:-they have since fall-
en very much, owing possibly to the markets
being temporarily overstocked, but it is to be
hoped that those prices will soon recover, and
that the agricultural interest-which forms so
important an element in our conimunity-may
be able to register this as a prosperous year.
The prosperity of our agricultural interest
must always depend to a considerable extent,
upon the regularity and rapidity of our Steam
Communication with the principal market for
our agricultural produce,-and it has therefore
been with great pleasure that I have seen a
new Contract made by the Board of Public
Works With the Quebec and Gulf Ports Steam
Navigation Company, under the provisions of
Act 17 of last Session, whereby a regular and
speedy Steam Communication with New York
has been secured for this Colony on peculiarly
favourable terms for a period of five years. It
is very satisfactory to find that the service will
continue to be performed by a Company which
has already shewn by the experience of several
years, that it is both able and willing to per-
form it satisfactorily.
The Board of Public Works established un-
der Act 11 of last Session has I think given
general satisfaction. The great ability and
varied local experience of its members has en-
abled the Board to derive the greatest amount
eo public good from the limited funds which
have been placed at its disposal. It must be
"borne in mind however that scarcely a year
passes without a considerable addition being
made to the length of our public Roads, and
that as our agricultural interests flourish the
traffic upon those roads is continually increas-
ing, and that the Board of Works therefore
will be unable in future years to maintain the
Roads in good order for the same sums which
have sufficed for that purpose in'times past.
The Light House recently erected by the
Board on St. David's Island has been com-
pleted to the height which was originally au-
thorised by the Legislature, but a strong re-
presentation was addressed to me some time
since by Messrs. Cunard and Company, whose
Mail Steamers'frequent the port of St. George,


.to the effect that the present height is not
sufficient for the purposes of navigation, and
that the Light House therefore should be
raised at least 15 feet more before the lantern
is put on. I immediately consulted on
this subject His Excellency the Naval Com-
mander-in-Chief, and found that ISir Cooper
Key was entirely of Messrs. Cunard's opinion.
I then referred the subject to the consideration
of the Board of Works, and the Board has
adopted theviews of the Admiral Commanding-
in-Chief and of Messrs. Cunard & Co., and
submitted, in its annual Estimate, a proposal
for carrying these views into effect.
The Act No. 8, enabling the Governor in
Council to postpone the sittings of the Court
of General Assize expires this year, and pro-
bably you will not think it expedient now to
renew it; but it is desirable that provision
should be made to enable the Judges of that


Court to postpone its Sittings when necessary i Colonial Postal arrangements, and make sug-
without the intervention of the Executive. gestions for simplifying and improving them I
The Act No. 8 of last Session was passed, and making them harmonise with those of the |
you will remember, for the purpose of en- General Postal Union. The Postmaster Gene-
abling us to obviate for a time some of the ral has been good enough to consent to this
grave inconveniences caused by the absence proposal on condition that the Colony should
of any Chief Justice in these Islands. The pay the travelling and personal expenses of
late Chief Justice had resigned, and, owing the Inspector, and I hope soon to see the gen-
to the smallness of the salary attached to so tleman selected for the duty arrive here and
high an office, the Secretary of State had for commence his valuable labours. When we
a long time been unable to find a properly shall have received his report we shall be in a
qualified candidate for the vacancy. At one better position to consider what new legisla-
time indeed it seemed so doubtful whether tion on the subject of the Post Office may be
any eligible candidate could be found, that in required.
my speech at the close of last Session I ex- Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of As-
pressed my apprehension that it might be sembly;
necessary to convene Parliament during the A Return prepared by the Honorable Re-
recess in order to propose to it to make a ceiver General will be laid by te Honorable e-
more liberal provision for the appointment, ceiver General will belaidbefore you shetwelvemg
That apprehension has, I am happy to say, the Revenue and Expenditure for the twelve
proved unfounded. The Secretary of State- months ending 31st March, 1878.
I find that it has been the practice here
notwithstanding the smallness of the salary to make up the comparative statements ofactice he
-has been able to secure the services of a to make up the comparative tatements of the
worthy successor to Chief Justice Wood; but annual Expenditure and Revenue from the
nevertheless I would strongly urge upon your 1st April of one year to the 31st March of
consideration whether it would not be pru- the following year, whereas the supplies are
dent on your part to increase the salary at- granted by the Legislature from the 1st July
tached to the Chief Justice's Office in order to of one year to the 30th June of the following
afford to that high official a sufficient induce- year; and that owing to this discrepancy in
ment to lead him to remain here:-otherwise the dates it is very difficult to establish any
you may expose the Colony to the frequent minute comparison between the items of the
recurrence of all the inconveniences which comparative statements and those of the
followed upon the late Chief Justice's resigna- annual Estimates. I shall endeavour next
tion, and you may not always be so fortunate year to cause you to be furnished with cor-
as you have lately been in finding so happy parative statements of Revenue and Expendi-.I
a means of escaping from them. ture, made for the same periods as those for
For similar reasons I would strongly re- which the supplies are granted; and, in the
commend you to consider whether it might meantime, for purposes of general compari-
not be desirable to increase the salary of the son you will find the returns laid before you
Colonial Secretary. The work of that office is of considerable use.
most laborious and unremitting, and the pe- I have also had detailed Estimates care-
culiar qualifications of the present holder of fully prepared shewing the probable Receipts
the appointment for his important post would and the estimated Expenditure for the coming
render his withdrawal from the service of this financial year ending 30th June, 1879. These
Colony, a grave inconvenience and a public will be laid before you, and will, I feel sure,
loss. Yet I cannot but feel that that incon- receive your most careful attention. I have
venience and that loss may be incurred before no doubt that, while bearing in mind the ne-
very long unless some increase be made to the cessity of strict economy, you will make a
Secretary's income, as other Colonies make sufficient provision, for all the requirements
more liberal provision for their public servants, of the public service.
and able public servants will naturally seek Mr. President and Honorable Gentlemen of the
to go to those places where their services are Legislative Council;
properly appreciated and fairly paid. Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Bouse of
I was sorry to see at the close of last Ses- Assembly ;
sion that, while both Houses of the Legisla- There is one important- subject, to which I
ture had recognized the fact that, the existing wish in conclusion specially to call your at-
arrangements for Auditing public accounts tention. England seems at this moment to be
were defective and required amendment,- threatened with the misfortune of having to
the two Houses had nevertheless been unable maintain a war with another great European
to agree as to the manner in which an effec- Power. It is still to be hoped that the efforts
tive audit should be provided, and had there- of the negotiators on both sides may be
fore been unable, during that Session, to pass successful in finding a peaceful solution of the
any audit Act. As I announced to you when difficulties which have arisen, but should war
proroguing Parliament I found it necessary unfortunately be the result I have no doubt
at once, for the satisfaction of my own mind, that England's Colonies will vie with one ano-
and to enable me with a safe .conscience to other in expressing their sympathy withy with the
sign warrants authorising payments of public mother country and tendering the help of any
money,-to appoint an additional Private Sec- assistance which it may be in their power to
retary for the purpose of auditing before they offer, and I feel sure that in this generous emu-
were sent in for payment, all accounts and nation the inhabitants of Bermuda will not be
claims which had not been Audited by the behind hand and hand and that, if the need should un-
Quarterly Audit Committees. The gentleman happily arise, they will take effectual steps to
I selected for this duty has discharged it most shew their attachment t tthe mother country
ably :-His examination of the Accounts has and their loyalty to our Gracious Sovereign
been most searching,-yet not a single com- THE QUEEN.
plaint has been made by any Public Creditor
that Payment of his claim has been delayed "
through these preliminary investigations- Notice
and those investigations have not been" fruit-
less, for several errors have been rectified, and
in one instance-where considerable over- IJMMIEDIA TELY EXPECTED
payments had been made for every successive
quarter by a public department to a Con- F R 0 lX N 0 R F 0 L Kt
tractor for a period of eighteen months with-
out the error being detected,-the mistake 30,000 Feet
was atonce discovered when the Account was ellow Pine B A
submitted to this preliminary Audit and the v w in ,
Contractor refunded the whole of the Sums SCANT iING and FENCING,
that had been paid to him in error. I
I am informed by the Honorable Reeeiv- AND, i
er General that the preliminary Audit now 40 'To us Fi IV I O D.
made before payment in all cases of claims
upon the Public Treasury has been of the The above will be sold very low for CASH, if
greatest assistance to him in carrying'on the taken from the Wharf.
duties of his office, but it is nevertheless far B. W WALKER & CO.
from being entirely satisfactory-a private ilailbon, May 20th, 1878.
Audit can never be entirely satisfactory, and I ai 20th 878
trust therefore that during the present Session I Take Particular .Notice.
the two Houses may be able to arrive at such G .Oce. B
an agreement as will provide for a' Public
Audit being made of all claims upon the Pub- The Subscriber
lic Treasury before the warrants for their
payment are submitted for the signature of HAS JUST RECEIVED
There are several subjects which seem to Per 1 $I. t S '. 'AI S II '
call for the attention of the Legislature during A l a v -o e of
the present Session. A large and varied assortment of
The manner in which Boards of Marine mh s
Survey are convened and in which they con- fj' B OO S c Shoes,
duct their proceedings has not been generally Constin of
satisfactory, and it seems desirable to provide C o
that henceforth there should always be one A.DIES Kid, Morocco, Leather and Goat,
member appointed by the Government upon lace and Button HOOTS


every such Board.-The laws under which Ladies Elastic ice ltUU l'
Licenses are granted for the sale of Spiri- Ladies Kid, Leather and Cloth, Button and Laeo
tuous Liquors require to be amended, and 8110()I and FLI'PPEiS
it seems desirable for many reasons that Misses Kid, Goat and Leather, Button and Lace
traders should be required to take out Licenses HOO T0' and SHO NES
for the sale of Beer.-The Police Force needs Youths, Boys' a,,d Children's BOOTS, SHOES
to be reorganised and placed on a more satis- and SLIPPIERS
factory footing.-The Colonial Legislation af- For Sale at lowest CASII Prices.
fecting the Post Office service will require a a GRI.NTH .1/,
complete revision, owing, in some measure, to N
new arrangements introduced by the Great Nos. 46 & 47 Front Street,
Postal Union of which this Colony now forms Ilanilton, Bermuda.
part. The attention of the Council has been May 20, 1878.-3
directed to this subject,-and, at its sug-
gestion, I have requested, through the Co- | A. GRANT IAM has just received per
lonial Office, that the Postmaster General General lMeade" another supply of
in England might send out here an experien- "Gold Leaf" TOBACCOS in. Plug. At the
ced Post Office Inspector, as used frequently Sign of the BIG CIGAR, Front Street.
to be done in former times, to examine all our hiamilton, May 20, 1878,-2


REWARD.

FIVE Pounds Reward is offered
to any Person who will give sufficient in-
formation to convict the party who lately
STOLE Rose and other Plants, from the Ceme-
tery attached to St. John's Church, Pembroke
Parish.
MORRIS A. M. FRITH.
THOSE. U. MIJDDLETON,
Church Wardes.
Pembroke Parish, 20th May, 1878.

A notice,

RI*CE. RICE.
COFFEE, COFFEE.
A few Bags each of the above for Sale.
B. E. DICKINS OA.
Hamilton, M1ay 20, 1878.-2

For Sale,
.1 Light open Phasicn,
But little used, and in perfect order.
Price 25.
Apply at ROBINSON'S Harness Estab-
lishment, under the Town Hall.
Hamilton, 20th May, 1878.-2




SSiGw of li9e 0OOT.



Has Removed his Boot and Shoe
Establishment
from 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

Notice,
NOTICE is hereby given that the
Board of Trade, England, by letter dated
the 3rd May, 1878, have granted permission to
the Quebec and Gulf Ports Steamship Company
to have the name of the British Steamship
'"CENElRAL MEADE" of Hamilton, Ber-
muda, CHANGED)TO BAHAMA," and the
said Steamship "General Meade" will be
called Bahama" from the FIF'Td )AY OF
JUNE NEXT.


New


W. MOORE,
Manager.
Quebec d' Gulf Ports Steamship Co.
York, 16th May, 1878.


A CARD.


Produce,
sion
ST'. THOMA


Provisions and Commis-
JMlerchant 1 Grocer,
US, Danish, W.I.


0v3 Consignments realized promptly.
N.B.-The undersigned keeps constantly in
Stock, Puncheons high proof Itum, 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.
p. pro. A. K. LONG,
Im J. NILE S.

Lost,
On Thursday last, 16th instant, on the Front
Street, Hamiltou,
TWO rzNGER RINGS,
One with an engraved plate the other a chased
ring.
Any person finding same and leaving them at
SRoyal Gazette" Office, will be suitab'y re-
warded.
Ilamilton, May 21st, 1878.


2
I
And


For Sale.

Carriages, 2 Drays,
Box C.&lT, 1 PLOUGH,
other Farming I lMPLE MENTS.
ALSO,
1 Handsome

Sfor geneORSE
Fit for general work.


Apply to


WV W. FRANCIS.


Warwick, East, .May 14, 1878.
I F you want a really nice FAN or Fan GIR-
D LE, go and see them at CHILD'S,-3


Fleney's


aluction


dlart.


SOn Friday Next,
At 11 o'clock, X\.\.,
And each succeeding Friday until further notice,
I Will S41 b6i 4fcitf(i,
In Front of my Office, QueeU Street,
SUCH MISCELIL \Nl'OUS

M A Rwfl 431 *| 44 A 13 1
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. HENEY,
SAuctioneer.
lamilton, 1878.-5


NOTICE,
To all whom it may Concern.

T HE Uvrdersigned 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 arr;niin.m-nt be made
for the same, WILL, WITHOUT FAIL, be
placed in legal hands foi r collection.
All Accounts against the Subscriber are re-
quested to be rendered not later than Ist of
rune, for adjustment.
BE I1UD S PI 9 ) UCU E purchased
throughout the Season, at Market prices.
JOHN It RNE'TT.
Hamilton, 9th \pril, 1878.

lTIHE. assortinemnt of fine (Gold and Si;ver
S WATCU'ES, C(tiAINS, Gold LOCK-
E l'S, NECKLACE ;;A Sleeve BiUTJTONS,
STUDS, BRIOOCI Es and Ear RINGS, Retl
Stone RINGS of every dKs,:rip'ion, &c., was
never more cminplit: at CHIILD'S than at pre-
sent. Call and sei for yourselves.-3

fxchan re on 0 V YIorV k


Gold ) rafts,
Payable at Sight.-Apply to
S. S ING1H AM.
Hamilton, 7th ~ ay, 1678.

*.Jttention!

jFI1 E UNDEKRSIG NED rte.ieis all Persons
who are Indebted to hi m 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. R. PITT.
Hamilton, U\ay 6, 1878.

Notice.

SLl, Persons having just DE)4 \ NiDS against
the E t ik of ,\Io TP!ORI \S PETEIt
BURCII, deceased, are requested to render
them to the Undersigned not later than 30th
June, 1878, as nor notice can be taken or 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 BURGCH,
Executrix.
SAMUEL ROBINSON BURGH,
Executor.
Devonshire, 13th .Uay, 1878.-3 pd
A Rare Chance of Spec-

Sulatio II.
1 have been favored with Instruc-
tions to Sell,
i Perg, tid pble Pi'b'Pro, tI)
Known as
Wade's Green,
At the Caicos Islands.
This desirable F eehold cotsists of about
1,S00 acres of Land, a !lrsge i).\!lein, three
Out ilor ses, and quite a number of Fruit and
other Trees. About one h'Ilfof the Land is not
only Arable, but very proi. 'ctiv., (the other por-
tion is good Grazing imand), the whole of it has
a good enclosure and will be solId at a v. rt low
figure, and on ace numn,.;l:!i tern's.
For further particulars apply to


JOHN HA {NETIT,


Ilamilton, May 6, 1878.


Agent.


Empty Barrels.

Round hooped Flour and 11 cal

For Sale by
SALBERT INGLIS.
st. Georoe, Berumuda, till June 00
,\p.il 22, 1878. u e






P~2fl)AI~CAAL GCTETi.


llaniltovi lay 28, 1878.

Colonial Secretary's Ofice,
MAY 27TH, 1878.
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR has
- been pleased to appoint
F. Lennock Godct, Esqulire,
To be temporarily ACTING CLERK OF HER
MAJESTY'S COUNCIL for these Islands.
By His Excellency's Comamand,
R. E. WEBSTER,
1 Colonial Secretary.

CUSTOM HOUSE-HAM ILTON.
ENTERED.
May 23-S. S. Glenlogan, Lindberg, Rio; 13,300
bags coffee. 1,941 hides, 200 logs rosewood, 300
pieces julip wood.-Agent, John S. Darrell,
27-Schr. Hattie Ross. Crozine, New York ; assorted
cargo to J. T. Darrell & Co.
Schr. Nellie Grant, Jordan, New York; assorted cargo
to B. W. Walker & Co.
Schr. E. Areularius, Hall, Norfolk, Va. ; 2,600 feet
board scantling to T. J. Outeibridge.
Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York ; assorted
cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
CLEARED.
May 22-Schr. Leonora, Bonsey, New York; 300
bbls. potatoes, 2,730 boxes onions.
23-Mail Steamer General Meade, Cowell, New York ;
1,816% b1s. potatoes, 14,822 boxes onions, 10,694
boxes and 97 crates tomatoes.
Brigt. Tropic Bird, Meyer, New York; 295 b1s. pota-
toes, 5,388 boxes onions, 3 boxes beets, 241 boxes to-
matoes, 20 bales junk.
24-S. S. Glenlogan, Lindberg, New York; 24 b1s.
potatoes, 2,702 boxes onions.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
ENTERED.
May 20-Am. Schr. Hattie M. Howes, Hawes, from
New Bedford ; stores for whalers.
27-Am. Barque Janet, Gartland, from a whaling
cruise; 50 bis. sperm oil.
Am. Brigt. Eunice H. Adams, West, from a whaling
cruise; 130 bis. sperm oil.-Agent for above, John S.
Darrell.
X.M. Steamer Alpha, Crowell, St. Thomas; Mails,&c.
-Agent, J. M. Hayward.
Brigt. Ellen Merritt, Bowdon, Boston ; ice to G. W.
Castner; anchored in Grassy Bay.
PASSENGERS ARRIVED.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, from New York, on
May 25:-MIr. and Mrs. Lahlback, the Misses M.
and V. Babcock, Messrs. M. M. Murray, and Charles
Darrell.
PASSENGERS SAILED.
In the Vail Steamer General Meade on Thursday
last for New York :-Mr. and Mrs. G. G. Smith. Mr.
and Mrs. J. N. Jones, Mrs. Harlow and Master Har-
low, *Mrs. James Mullins, Miss Sarah Snow, Miss
Helen McKendry, Messrs. J. N. Sturtevant, W. H.
Werhane, E. M. Nelmes.-Steerage, T. Parida, J. De
Silva, J. Teriera, S. Trim.
Schr. City of Chelsea, to S. S. Ingham, was to leave
New York for this port on Friday last.
The Fleetwing and Marg Annie were up at London
for Bermuda, May 11, the former to leave on the 15th,
the latter on the 25th.
The Lady Tredegacr, (751 tons), cleared at London
for Bermuda, May 4.
The British Steamer Glenlogan, Captain Lindberg,
from Rio, via Bahia, bound to New York, arrived here
on Tuesday last in wart of coal. She was at once
visited by the Health Officer for the West End-the
Health Officer for the East End being at the time in-
disposed-and after a two or three days' observation,
the crew being in perfect health, she was allowed pra-
tique. The Government departments not being able
to supply the necessary quantity of coal, it was feared,
we learn, that the vessel would be obliged to remain
here till a supply could be obtained by the return of the
steamer General Meade, then about to leave for New
York, as no soft coal could be obtained on the Island
from private hands, and but a small lot of Anthracite,
which latter the Captain and Engineer would not at
first venture to take, as the vessel's furnaces were not
constructed with the desirable or requisite amount of
draft to consume hard coal. As however no other coal
could be obtained, and the detention would be seriously
felt by the owners, they at length decided to take the
small lot of Anthracite and utilize it by mixing it with
the soft coal she had remaining in her bunkers. The
Glenlogan left for New York on the 24th inst.
H. M. S. Rover, Captain Barnardiston, arrived on
Tuesday last from Halifax to go into dock, for the pur-
pose of repairing damage sustained by striking a rock
when detained by fog-between the 5th and 9th instant
-off the port of Halifax, when on passage hence.
Before it became known why the Rover had returned
so speedily to Bermuda-in those times of great expec-
tations in reference to political matters in the East--
various rumours were afloat, but quickly dispelled when
it was ascertained that she brought no news later
than furnished by the General Meade.
We received our own files of Halifax papers by the
Bcver to the 16th and were kindly favored with the
perusal of one of the morning of the 17th-the day the
Rover left, but, as we said above, they give us no later
information.
It may be interesting to some to know that the row-
ing contest at Ottawa on the 14th instant, between
Hanlan. a Canadian, and Plaisted, an American, ter-
minated in favour of the former by about 5 or 6 lengths.
Hanlan weighed 161 pounds, Plaisted 190.
H. M. S. Pert hence at Halifax May 14.

BERMUDA HUNT RACES:
At a general meeting held at the Town Hall,


Hamilton, May 27th, 1878, the Honble. E. Harvey
in the Chair-it was unanimously agreed:-
ist.-That the Shelly Bay Race Course, should be
adopted for the Race Meetings of the Bermuda
Hunt.
2nd.-That the portion of land owned by Messrs.
0. and T. Outerbridge, be purchased for 120 ;
and the proposition of J. L. Pearman, Esqr., to
purchase such portion as will not be required
for the Race Course for 60, be agreed to.
3rd.-That the offer of Messrs. Pearman, J. H.
Outerbridge, Austin Outerbridge, and J. W.
Gibbons, to let the portion of their lands that
was used for a Race Course in 1876, be accepted;
such offer being the use of the ground between
1st June, and 15th December, yearly, for a term
of five years.
4th.-That a Committee of Management be ap-
pointed consisting of R. D. Darrell, Esqr., Dr.
Outerbridge, and Lieut. Carpenter, 87th Regt.,
to manage the negotiations for purchase of land,
&c.
5th.-It was further decided at the request of His
Excellency that the Course for the Governor's
Cup, should be one mile on the flat, instead of
three quarters.
6th. -The Races will be held at Shelly Bay, on
Friday the 28th day of June next. All entries
close on Monday the 24th June, at 12 noon, ex-
cept for the Bermuda Hunt Cup," which will
close on Saturday the 22nd, at noon.
7th.- All starters in the Grand Military Hunt
Cup" to pay a Sweepstake of one sovereign, in
addition to the entrance fee.

ST. JOHN, New Brunswick, May 22.-The case of
Ellis against Power, in the Circuit Court to-day,
resulted in a verdict for the plaintiff for $5.572,
the full amount claimed, and $200 damages. Ellis
is the absconding Teller of the National Park Bank
of New-York. Power, acting in behalf of the bank,
touk the sum mention from Ellis' wife, contending
that it was the bank's money. He also arrested
Ellis. Hence the action for false arrest,


QUEEN'S BIRTHDAY.
Saturday, the 25th instant, having been the day
appointed for the celebration of Her Majesty's
Birthday, was a general holiday for the troops in
Bermuda.
The following were the arrangements made for
celebrating the anniversary by the Military Forces.
The Royal Standard or Ensign was hoisted on all
the Flagstaffs, the Signal Stations being gaily de-
corated with bunting of every color and shape.
The troops at Prospect Camp under command of
Colonel Morrison, C.R.E., paraded in review order
at 11-45 a.m. before His Excellency the Governor
and Commander-in-Chief and after a feu-de-joie
had been fired at noon, the Queen's Colors of the
46th Regiment was trooped by that Corps under
Lieut.-Col. Bennett.
The troops at the Stations of St. George and
Boaz also paraded in review order and fired fen-de-
joie at noon under command of Col. Stokes, R.A.,
and Major John, 46th Regiment, respectively.
A royal salute of 21 guns was fired by the Royal
Artillery at St. George, the troops at that Station
joining the feu-de-joie one round after the 7th, one
round after the 14th, and one round after the 21st
gun.
The 1-19th Regiment under Lieut.-Col. Deane,
trooped the Queen's Colors of the 1-19th Regiment.
Colonels Gordon, R.E, and Bennett, 46th, com-
manded the battalions under Colonel Morrison, C.
R.E. as Brigadiers at Prospect.
There was a large gathering of civilians to wit-
ness the Review and the sun shone out gaily as His
Excellency the Governor and Commander-in-Chief,
mounted on a noble bay charger with white points,
rode on to the ground accompanied by his Staff.
A general salute having been given, the band
playing and colors flying His Excellency rode down
the ranks and, we are given to understand, ex-
pressed himself well pleased with the appearance of
the officers and men.
After the rounds of the feu-de-joie and cheers
for Her Majesty had been given, the very pretty
ceremony of trooping the color was gone through
by the 46th Regt. The Adjutant having formed
the battalion into guards and placed the color to
which honor was to be done, on the left of the line
under the care of a Sergt. and two stallwart Sen-
tries, handed the Guards over to the Brigade Major,
who inspected them, called out the N. C. Officers
and told off the officers to their respective com-
mands.
The Guards were then handed over to the Feild
Officer of the day, Colonel Bennett, who, after ob-
taining permission from the General, proceeded
with the ceremony.
The colour was received by the Escort, under
Lieut. Hollway, and solemnly carried down the
ranks which stood with presented arms, the Band
preceding the escort playing the fine old Grenadiers
slow march.
The trooping being completed the Brigade
marched past in column, mass, and line of quarter
columns with great spirit and steadiness.
A good conduct Medal was presented to Sergt.
Davis, A.H.C., by His Excellency who took the oc-
casion of impressing on the young soldiers the ad-
vantages of good behaviour and his hope that many
of them might earn a similar decoration. After
an advance in review order and a genera Isalute the
troops were marched home and His Excellency and
Staff were entertained by Col. Bennett and the Of-
ficers 46th at Luncheon.

DEAR MR. EDITOR,-I wanted to tell you last
week of a pleasant afternoon dance I went to on
board of H. M. S. "Terror," on the 15th, but I was
so tired after all the gaiety that we have had lately
that I really had not sufficient energy left to do so.
The dance was given by Lieutenant Byng of the
above mentioned ship and it was one of the jolliest
that I have been to this season. There were a goodly
number present, although several invitations, I was
told, were refused on account of a dance at Pros-
pect on the same day. Among the many present,
I saw Admiral Key, Lady Key, the Misses Key,
Captain Morsby, Captain Fisher of the "Bellero-
phon," The Chief Justice and Mrs. Rees, and sev-
eral others whose names I do not know.
The decorations were very tasteful and must
have given a deal of trouble to make them look so
nice. The whole after part of the ship was can-
vassed in and then covered with flags of various
descriptions and nationalities, and kept off the wind,
and a great deal of the rain. The mizzen mast,
(I think that was what my partner called it) was
twined round with spruce, various leaves and many
different coloured flowers, and, I can assure you, it
had a very pretty effect. The "Quarter deck was
cleared for action" in quite a different manner to
what some of our ship's decks will be if the Rus-
sians do not soon come to a final decision.
The refreshment table was laid (down-stairs I
should have said, but my partner told me to call
the decks quarter and lower deck) on the lower
deck and many dainties were there to tempt the
hungry and thirsty ones. In the centre of the
table was a monster cake, beautifully decorated
with flowers, if they had only been white one
might easily have imagined that it was a bridal
cake.
Dancing was kept up with great spirit until
seven o'clock, not even the rain being able to damp
the ardor of the dancers, for when the Quarter
Deck became untenantable "all hands were piped
below" and the lower deck, although less spacious,
was still able to accommodate a great number.
The Band of the "Bellerophon" played well as
usual,-one valse was so delightful that a repeti-
tion was called for.
If I may judge of others' feelings by my own, I
think many, were sorry when the Band played
"God save the Queen" and we had to depart.


A.

COAL PRODUCTION AND -PRICES.
Meeting of the Board of Control-An Advance in
Rates Recommended-The Board of Control of the
Anthracite Coal Combination met yesterday, in
this city, and fixed the amount of coal to be mined
during the month of June at 1,784,000 tons, against
1,300,000 tons for May, and 2,125,000 tons for
June, 1877. The amount allotted to each company
is as follows:-


Philadelphia and Reading....................
Lehigh Valley..................................
Central of New-Jersey .......................
Delaware, Lackawanna and Western......
D aware and Hudson ......................
Pennsylvania Railroad......................
Pennsylvania Coal Company ................


Tons.
688,000
804,000
219,000
205,000
141,000
125,000
107,000


Total........................ ............ 1,734,000
This will make the entire output of coal for the
six months ending July 1, 7,000,000 tons, and it is
expected that by that date each company in the
combination will have mined its full quota.
It was recommended at the meeting yesterday
that the piice of coal be advanced from 10 to 25
cents per ton. The Delaware and Hudson Com-
pany took the lead with the following increase;
,Furnace, steamer and grate, 10 cents; egg, 15 cents:
stove 20 c nts, and chestnut 25 cents.
The Lehigh Valley Coal Company, after the
meeting, issued its circular of prices for June.
These are the same as charged in May, and it is
stated that neither the Lehigh Valley Coal Com-
pany nor the individual miners of that district will
advance the price of coal, as recommended by
the Board of Control.-N. Y. Tribune, May 22.


PRESENTATION AT COURT. We notice by the
Court Journal of the 8th May, that Lady Laffan,
the Wife of our esteemed Governor, was presented
to Her Majesty at a Court held at St. James on the
previous day, and that Lady Laffan afterwards pre-
sented her daughter to Her Majesty.

A meeting of the PROSPECT GARRISON CROQUET
CLUB will take place on Thursday, May 30th, at
3-30 p.m.

THE PEACE NEGOTIATIONS.
The calm discussion of the Eastern Question
continues. It is held to presage peace and the
heated assertions of the war factions are for the
moment unheard. The Russian Minister, Schouva-
loff, had returned to his post at London, though no
full or authorative information of what he is to do
or say has been published. It is conceded, how-
ever, that he is instructed to make concessions which
are intended to satisfy the British claims. The
Czar will save and hold all he can, and will no
doubt make as close a bargain as he can. But the
San Stefano treaty, promulgated with so much con-
fident arrogance a few weeks ago, is for any bind-
ing purposes, a thing of shreds. The Congress
which was to ratify rather than discuss it, is once
again expected to meet; but the Treaty will come
before it as a sketch, perhaps, of what Russia
desires, but not of what she now hopes to obtain.
There are several indications of a conciliatory feeling
between Russia and England. Mr. Gladstone, whose
apprehensions of war have been very gloomy, now.
says that there is a fair prospect of continuing
peace. Austria again fumes and becomes anti-
Russian in her demonstrations. To her the disputes
brought promise. Standing ready to make terms
with the disputants, and to profit by the quarrels of
her neighbours, her mercenery policy misses its
chance as reconciliation or friendliness is attained.
The adjustment between Russia and England is not
yet an accomplished fact, and where the diplomats
keep their secrets so well, the present composure
may be too confiding. But, nevertheless, the fact
remains that all the utterances given forth at the
Capitals of Europe indicate the belief that a point
has been reached where dispute and contention may
cease.
There has been a small revolution at Constanti-
nople which has been put down. The Russians
continue to move nearer that city, and they have
come so near that collision between them and the
Turks under the English commander, Baker, seemed
not improbable. Ammunition was furnished the
Turks and their defences strengthened, and they
were preparing to resist any further advance. But
the Russian movements are explained to be precau-
tionary, and to be intended to provide against the
insurgents who are operating in their rear. No
doubt, they are very well placed to resume opera-
tions in case Count Schouvaloff fails in his pacific
efforts, and all the assurances from St. Petersburg
do not quite satisfy English distrust. The Russians
are very busy in their efforts to supply themselves
with a fleet. The voluntary subscriptions for the
purpose are encouraged by Government and made
a kind of national demonstration, and agents of the
Government are looking round at all the principal
seaports where they can buy, for ships suitable to
their needs in case of war. In England the debate
on the authority of the Ministry to bring the In-
dian troops to Malta had begun, and if not ended,
it was without much heart and dragged from the
first. The time is scarcely suited for the considera-
tion of constitutional questions. When the danger
is past and the war excitement is spent, it may be
well enough to consider the limitations placed, or
proper to be placed, on the powers of the Govern-
ment. But just now, the Liberals hesitate to press
any vote which may embarrass the administration
in any of its war preparations, and the discussion
of this transfer of troops from India to Malta, while
serving as a mild protest to define the position of
the liberals, for any practical purposes has so far
been aimless.

TROOPS FROM INDIA.

SOMETHING ABOUT THEIR FIGHTING
QUALITIES.
Much has lately been said regarding the native
troops furnished by British India, and many
doubts expressed of their efficiency as soldiers, es-
pecially when so far from their own country, but
thote who have campaigned with a Sikh or a
Ghboorka regiment can have but one opinion of its
fLghting power. "Give them good officers," says
one who has had a long experience of them, "and
they 'll go anywhere and do anything The only
defeat suffered by the English in India-that of
Chillianwallah--was inflicted by the Sikhs; and
their courage and loyalty during the dreadful
ordeal of 1857 have long since become historical.
In one of the battles of the mutiny a Sikb, seeing a
blow falling from behind upon his officer's head,
rushed forward, unarmed ashe was, caught thesword
in his open hand, and felled the assailant with the
other. This brave man is still living, "with one
sound hand," as he says, "at the service of the
Ranee of ,Inglistan" (Queen of England). On
another occasion three or four dozen Sikhs and a
few English subalterns held a small house for
forty-one days against two whole regiments, of
SSepoys, till rescued by the advance of the British
forces. The same qualities are exhibited in a still
higher degree by the Ghoorka mountaineers of
Nepaul, the especial terror of the mutinous Sepoys,
who found their bayonets utterley overmatched by
the huge curved knives and superhuman activity
of their dwarfish enemies. Indeed, it would be a


difficulty to find more perfect specimens of the
"born fighter" than these dark, sinewy, black-
eyed little savages, fierce and untiring as the wild
beasts of their native bills. Of the reckless hardi-
hood for which they are proverbial, two instances
will suffice: A native prince, noting some signs
of incredulity among a group of English officers to
whom he was relating the single-handed killing of
a tiger by a Neupaulese, uncaged a full-grown
* royal," and bade of his Ghoorka guards despatch
him. The man leaped into the enclosure at once, and
springing aside from the monster's rush, ham-
strung him with one slash of the heavy knife, and
laid open his skull with a second, the whole affair
being over in less than a minute. During one of
the British expeditions into Nepaul, a detachment
was struggling along a narrow jungle path in the
gray of the early morning, when suddenly three
men were seen to fall in quick succession, cleft
almost in twain through their thick cross-belts.
A quick-eyed soldier, seeing the dark figure of a
Ghoorka gliding away into the bushes, fired and
brought him down; but as he lay dying among
his enemies be held up threat fingers triumphantly
in token of the three lives which he bad taken,
and expired with a grin of joy.-N. Y. Times.

THE BENNETT POLAR EXPEDITION.
The Jeannette to be Ready for Sea Soon-Depar-
ture for the North in June, 1879.-LONDON, May 23.
-The Times says Jeannette (Pandora) will be
ready for sea in a short time, and will then sail for
Havre, where a temporary crew will be shipped,
when she will leave for San Francisco. Mr. Ben-
nett hopes the expedition will sail for the North in
June, 1879. It will go by the route through Beb-
ring Straits.
There is a factory in Davennort. Iowa. for makin-
There is a factory in Davenport. Blown tor. mainno


1. 1 --j ..., gL. -C.,.^
sugar from Indian corn. The product somewhat re-
Rain has fallen in the famine districts of China and sembles maple sugar, and sells readily in the neigh.
crop prospects are good. borhood. The syrup is especially liked.


For the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
INFLUENCE.
He lived upon an Island ocean-girt,
A little Island-just a tiny dot
Upon the bosom of the ever-sounding sea.
He ne'er had looked upon the heaving crowds
Of a great city-had not heard the roar
Of millions moving on their daily toil,
That roar which at the earliest dawn of day
Gathers, like waves upon a rocky shore
Driven by a steady, ever-strengthening breeze,
Each wave, both small and great,
Giving a tone unto the diapason deep
Until it swells into a Babel of confused sound,
A mingling of all sorts of elements,
Of groans and laughter, love and hate and toil.
He had been told of these, and the enchaining page
Of History had taught of men and of their ways
In various lands-in peace and war. Before him moved
The shadowy armies of a buried past--
His was a rare nobility, his heart and mind
Were pure and holy as a little child's.
Did he live in vain because his lot
Was cast upon that tiny spot of earth P
No-for thrown by the strange vicissitudes of life
TInto the turmoil of a busy town-left free
From that restraint which over him was held
By gentle bondage of a parent's love
A lad whose friend this man had ever been
Suddenly being tempted to great sin
Thought of the bright example he had known
Of one who lived the gentle life and pure,
Turned on the tempter and a victory won.
What if there were no other instances
To show the strong influence of that humble life,
It would suffice to prove its usefulness
That one young soul had been induced to try
His armour's strength, and use the sword of GOD
With knightly force against the ranks of Hell.
Scorn not the day of little things, nor think
That so-called trifles are beneath thy care.
No tiny atom but has some set work
In building up this grand material world ;
No star so small that glitters in the deep
Of night's expanse, but in the Universe
Has to fulfil some part in the great scheme ;
No rose-leaf falling from the out-blown flower
But sheds some sweetne-s on the summer air;
No thought of man framed into word or act
But has its destiny for good or ill
Within the mind and heart of all humanity;
No life of man lived in so small a sphere
But adds an unit to the mighty whole.
LOTOPHAGUS.

We are much pleased to notice that Arthur Mor-
rison, Esqr., son of Colonel Morrison, Commanding
Royal Engineer in Bermuda, has been appointed
Lieutenant in H. M's 46th Regiment.

The Halifax papers greatly erred in stating that
the dock Bermuda was out of repair, and that H.
M. S. Rover must be sent to the United States to be
repaired, or go to England for that purpose. The
Bellerophon was in the Bermuda just before she left
for Halifax, and now the Rover is up, and will
soon meet with despatch. The Bermuda is in charge
of a most efficient officer, Mr. G. F. Newton, and
there is but little probability of her falling into the
inefficient state which our Halifax contemporary
would wish people to believe.

THE ART UNION OF LONDON.-The forty-second
annual meeting of the members was held at the Royal
Lyceum Theatre, London. on Tuesday the 30th April,
when the List of Prize holders was declared. We find
that James A. Atwood,Espr., of St. Georges, is again
the only successful subscriber on the Bermuda List-
He is now enabled it seems to a framed Proof of the
"Countess of Bedford."

For the Royal Gazette.
On passing "Mount Langton" Saturday, May 256
1878.
I see the Standard waving high;
Old England's pride for 'thousand years,
Still in splendour it appears,
And its broad folds our spirit cheers,
For it we'll live or die.
'Tis the flag of Old England! stand by it! stand by
From every hill in our fair Islands fly it, [it!
Not one in her realms will ever deny it,
The flag of our Fathers. The Land of the Free I
'Tis our Queen's natal day, her sex'tenial year,
Ring out the glad news that all Nations may hear,
May GOD we pray our Sovereign's heart cheer,
May His blessing her heritage be.


O.A.


ROWI.:G CONTESTS.-The crew (4 in number and
a substitute) from among the students of Columbia
College, with their two shells, left New York in
the Steamer City of Chester for Liverpool on the
23rd instant. The crew is said to be an excellent
one and have shewn capital work in practice on
their native waters. The crowd of ladies and gen-
tlemen that accompanied them to the ship is said to
have been immense.
The English crews the Columbians will have to
contest with, are one from Cambridge, one from
Oxford and a crew of the London Rowing Club.

The death of Sir William Snagg, the Chief Jus-
tice of Demerara, if announced.

The British gunboat Sapphire has seized a small
vessel representing the Samoan navy, as indemnity
for losses sustained by British subjects at the time of
the Steinberger troubles.

The Chester (N. Y.) onion raisers are getting quite
alarmed at the disease among the onions known as
rust. It has just appeared at present, and though no
bad results are apparent as yet, it may seriously affect
them soon. It strikes at the heart of an onion and
kills it in a very short time.

An Inquisition was held at the Town Hall, Ham-
ilton, on the 23rd instant, before Charles 0. Keane,
Esqr., Coroner, on view of the body of James Mc-
Culloch who was found drowned in the Harbour on
the morning of the same day. The deceased was,
we believe a native of the North of England, and
has been for many years working as a laborer in
and about Hamilton. The deceased was a man of
intemperate habits. Verdict-Found Drowned.

It is rumored that Admiral Sir Cooper Key is to
take charge of the Baltic Fleet.

We understand that the lot of marine specimens,
sent hence by Mr. Hasse, in the last Canima,
reached the Aquarium in good condition. Their re-
ceipt is thus announced in the New York Herald, of
the 23rd instant:-
Wonderful living eight-armed Octopus, or De-
vil-fish, just received from the tropics, only one
alive in the country; curious in form, beautiful in
colors. Rare tropical fishes and grotesque marine
creatures."

Some Canadian papers of the 20th May announ-
ced that "the Government received a dispatch from
the Imperial Government that afternoon announ-
cing that war between England and Russia is inev-
itable." This is declared to be wholly untrue.

A wedding cake, weighing 109 lbs. (with 21 lbs. of
iceing) was on exhibition on the 23rd April at Mr.
Romney's Bakery St. John's Antigua. It had been
ordered by the Honble. J. H. Hazell, the father of
the two Brides given away" on the following day.

The majority of the House of Commons propose
changing the rules so as to put an end to filibustering
on the part of the Irish members,


BOSTON, May 22.-The Russian Government.\,
through its agent, Captain Gripenberg, has opened
negotiations with the South Boston Iron Company
for the manufacture of heavy ordnance, and a spe-
cial price-list, with full particulars as to the capa-
city of the works as at present run, or under the
highest pressure, has been submitted at the request
of the Russian agent.
Mott, the spirit materializer, of Memphis, Mo.,
whom thousands have flocked to see, was exposed
on Monday by J. H. Pattee, of Monmouth, Ill.,
who attended a seance and squirted aniline,
through a ring which he had prepared for that
purpose, into the face of one of the spirits which
appeared at the aperture of the cabinet. The
face at once disappeared, lights were brought in
and Mott was found with his face covered with
the aniline stains. The affair has created great
excitement in Memphis. *
A woman named Lydia Sherman died in the
Connecticut State Prison on the 16th instant, where
she had been serving out a life sentence for the mur-
der of her third husband whose name was Horatio
N. Sherman. She was 54 years of age and before
her death she confessed to the murder of her three
husbands. 6 children of her own by her first hus-
band-and two children of her second husband's,
he being a widower-eleven persons in all.
And now steel is rapidly superseding the use of
iron in naval architecture-a fact which should not
be lost sight of in endeavors to revive ship-build.
ing in America. Last year, in Great Britain,
not less than 5,000 tons of sailing vessels and 18,.
000 tons of steamers were entered for registration
and classification at Lloyd's. Mr. B. Martell, Chief
Surveyor of Lloyd's Register, in a recent paper on
steel in shipbuilding, held that, while the proper-
ties of mild steel are in every respect superior to
iron, the cost, having regard to the reduced weight
required, will warrant the shipowner, from a coin-
mercial point of view, in adopting the lighter and
stronger material. Mr. Samuda and Mr. Reed are
also of this opinion.

The latest English Mail received per Canima is 12th
instant.


A Supplement of Five
Columns accompanies this issue
iW1"1 1of the Gazette. It contains:-
The Proceedings of H. M. Council on Friday
last,
The Proceedings of the Houble. House of As-
sembly, yesterday,
The Latest European News,
A's" Communication, &c., &c.

BIRTBH, at Richmond, in this Town on 15th inst.,
Mrs. HENRY T. DYER, of a DAUGHTER.

MARRIED, on the 14th May, at Christ Church,
Devonshire, by the Revd. Mark James, Rector of
Pembroke and Devonshire, Mr. GEORGE VALLIS to
THERESA MATILDA, third daughter of Mr. John
Muitt, of England.
,,w


DIED, suddenly, on the morning of Wednesday last,
at his residence "Frascati," Flatt's Village, in the
72nd year of his age. JAMES W. MUSSON, Esqr., for
many years a representative in the General Assembly
for the Parish of St. George, and at the time of his
death, and for some years previously, Consul for the
Empire of Germany, Denmark, Sweden and Norway.
........., in Devonshire Parish, on the 20th inst., after
a long and painful illness, Mr. ROBERT WILKEY, a
native of England, aged 60 years; leaving a widow, six
children, and three prandebildren to lament their loss.-
........., at "Wilmington Cottage," St. George's,
at mid-day on the 25th instant, of Diphtheria, CHARLES
MYERS, aged 14 years; on the same day, in the even-
ing, GEORGE CLIFFORD, aged 2 years and 6 months;
fond and loving Sons of W. H. Griset, Esqr., Mer-
chant St. George's, Bermuda.
........., in Pembroke Parish, on Saturday the 25th,
after a long and painful illness, MRs. JOHN OUTER-
BRIDGE, aged 64 years, leaving two brother. aind two
sisters, a grand daughter and many other relatives and
friends to mourn their sad loss.
.......... at Worcester, Mass., United States, of apo-
plexy, HENRY TRIMINGHAM, Esqr., in his 52nd year ; a
highly respected Merchant of this Town, who, but a few
weeks since, left his home and friends to whom he was
very dearly attached, for the United States in search of
health, and on Monday, the 20th instant, his soul was
suddenly wafted off to the Spirit Land. Through the
kindness of a Merchant in New York (a Bermnudian)
who is ever thoughtful for the good of others, the Body
of the deceased has been carefully sent down by the
Canima to his friends for interment in his native land.
r The Relatives and Friends of the late Mr.
Trimingham are respectfully invited to attend his fun-
eral from his late residence, Pagets, to St. Paul's
Church, THIS MORNING at 10 o'clock.

;I C E .. .

Will be ready for DELIVERY
T O-M ORR O W.
G. W. CiSTNER.
East Broadway, May 27th, 1878.-1*

Notice.
'jIE CORPORATION having agreed, on
Application to form a

VOLUNTn a CORPS,
For the Engine lately imported, those willing
to be enrolled in the same will please leaver
their Names at my Office.
N. A. BUTTERFIKLD,,
Mayor.
Hamilton, May 20th, 1878.-2 3p.


SOAP!


SOAP


(JOLGATE'S ST'RE LING
I)o. PALE YELLOW
Do. MAGNOLIA
"QUEEN'S LAUNI)DRY BAR,"-the most
economical and the chepe.st Soap is the
Market
Choice FOILET SO \P in variety,


May 27, 1878.-1pd


W. 1. JAM ES,
42 Frontt Sticei.


Notice.

SIL IDEANDS against the Estate of the
late CATHERINE BUtJCH Ti()D,
deceased, of St. Georges Parish, in these Islands,
are requested to be rendered to the Undersigiied
by Saturday 15th June proximo.
All Persons INDEBTEi) to the said Estate
will be expected to make payment by the above
mentioned (late.
WILLIAM D. FOX,
FREDK. BARREN,
Executors.
St. George's, 23rd May, 1878.-3


0. P, ---- ---------





BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.


Public Auction,
o-morrow, Wednesday,
At 12 o'clock,
I WI LL SELL,

LS. S. F. FLOUR
Bls. Corn MEAL
alf Chests Oolong TEA
[alf Barrels'BEEF and PORK
ags BRAN and CORN Drums CODFISH
oxes Laundry and Fancy SOAP
ubs Choice BUTTER Boxes FIGS
children's WAGGONS.and CARTS
marriage HARNESSES
,RUNKS MIRRORS
ROCKERY and GLASSWARE
school SLATES Some FURNITURE
,eady-made CLOTHING
'RINTS and COTTONS Muslin DRESSES
,adies' and Gents' Under PANTS VESTS
ladies' and Gents' White & Brown HOSIERY
Case Lamp CHIMNEYS STATIONERY
Sewing MACHINES
7-Barrel REVOLVER
Cooking STOVE
adies' and Gents' BOOTS and SHOES
AND,
A Fine HORSE,
'I. Suitable for any purpose.
JOHN HARNETT.
Auctioneer.
Eamilton, 28th May, 1878.


V4iction.


Auction.


Gold and Silver.

A Large Assortment of
jold, Silver and Plated-
Ware
Will be on Exhibition on Monday and Tues-
day, the 3rd and 4th June,
it the Store adjoining the
Post Office,

The Public are invited to view this Splendid
LOT OF GOODS which will be offered at
Private Sale on MONDAY and TUESDAY,
June 3rd and 4th.
AND AT AUCTION,
n Wednesday, the 5th
June,
Commencing at 12 o'clock.
These Goods being direct from the Manu-
actures at Wholesale Prices will be sold far
below the Market Rates.
They Consist in Part of:
G OLD WATCHES, (American and Geneva)
SFine Silver Do. Do.
Fine Gold CHAINS for Ladies, Gents and
Children
Solid Fine Gold. RINGS PEARLS, RUBIES
and EMERALDS, &c.
Gold Sleeve BUTTONS
Ladies Fine Gold Neck CHAINS
A very large Assortment of Fine Solid GOLD
SETS for Ladies
A Large Assortment of American PLATED-
WARE Ice PITCHERS
CRUETS Cake BASKETS
Toilet SETS TRAYS
Table and Desert KNIVES
Table and Desert FORKS Tea SPOONS
LADLES Fish KNIVES Pie KNIVES
VASES
And a Large Assortment of

&c., &C., &C.
JOHN FOWLE,
Auctioneer.
Sandy's Parish, 29th May, 1878.

PITCH PINE.

The Schr. "M. T. POTTER"
maybe expected here about the 15th to the 20th
June next,
With an assorted Cargo of

Sizes suitable to almost every need of this
Market.


TRO'r' &
Hamilton, 27th May, 1878 -3 3p
Gazette onlo.


COx.


For Sale.

A Walnut Cottage

By Moore and Moore London,
Good Tone,
Made expressly for the Climate.
Price 30.
To be seen at J. B. WILKKINS, ESQR., 7 Prinice
Alfred Terrace, Ireland Island.
Ireland Island, May 23rd, 1878.-1

INoticeo
To Farmers and Shippers oJ

Bermuda Produce,
Consignments to
t'esrs. E. P. LOOMIS & .0 o.,
92 Barclay Street,
NEW YORK,
re solicited by the Undersigned who will re-
ceive and forward same.
Returns made Promptly.
B. W. WALKER & CO.
liamilton, March 4th, 1878.-to May 31 3p.


AUCTION NOTICE.

On Account of the Unfavorable Weather on
Thursday last the Undermentioned Goods
Advertised for that Day will be Continued

On Thursday next,
The 30th Instant,
In Front of the Stores of the Un-
dersigned,
At 12 o'clock, M.
25 BLS. S. F. FLOUR
25 Bls. Family FLOUR
10 Bls. Family RYE
10 Bis. Pilot and Navy BREAD
20 Tubs New York BUTTER
20 .Kegs Do. Do. BUTTER
100 Boxes Smoked HERRINGS
1000 Dozen Tins BLACKING, assorted sizes
25 Dozen SHERBERT
200 Lbs. Dried PEACHES
200 Lbs. Dried APPLES
1000 Lbs. CODFISH
8 Bls. Superior lNo. 1 MACKEREL
10 Half and Qrtr. Bls. 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
Bottled ALE
10 Bls. Superior Grocery SUGAR
25 Bags COAL
30 Bls. Halifax Table POTATOES
A Lot of BOOTS and SHOES
50 Sugar Cured HAMS
A Lot of Short LATHS
A Lot of Tomato ENDS
100 Bags BRAN, 100 Lbs. each
100 Do. DO., 5 Bushels each
10 Bls. Corn MEAL
AND,
25 Bales Upland Compressed HAY
Now being Received ex Schooner NELLIE
GRANT" from New York.
ALSO,
That well known Hunter


Just in time for the June Races.
B. W. WA LKER & CO.,
Auctioneers.
Hamilton, 27th May, 1878.,


To be Sold By Auction,
ON THE PRBMTIGS,


11th June next, at 12 noon,
By Order of the Executrix and SFx.
I Oecutor,
In Order to Settle the Estate of JOHN W.
GIBSON, deceased, the whole of his
.Real and Personal Estate, Viz. :-

The Cottage,
Called Reach Cottage," with about 12 acres
of Land, lately occupied by John W. Gibson ;
bounded on the North by land of William J.
Steed and Miss C. Tucker and by Mullet Bay;
on the South by the Reach; on the East by
Land of Frederick A. S. Hunter, M.D., and on
the West by Lands of Henry Hilgrove Hollis
and of the Heirs or Devisees of Mrs. George
Richardson.
The Cottage is large and comfortable and
has a Tank and Room in the yard. There are
also a large Barn and a'stone Cattle Shed with
large tank. The site is an excellent one both
for building and farming purposes, and the
Personal Effects,
Consisting of : -
ABLES, Mahogany and Pine
CHAIRS Do. Do.
BEDSTEADS Kitchen UTENSILS
CROOKERYWARE BOOKS
Farming IMPLEMENTS and TOOLS
Onion BOXES P. P. Flooring BOARD
A BOAT, in good order
FIREWOOD A DRAY A CART
A CARRIAGE HARNESSES
1 COW
A Lot of Old IRON, &c.

I HORSE,
If not previously disposed of.
Conditions of Sale of Real Estate made
known on day of Sale.
T. TODDINGS,
Auctioneer.
ANNE E. GIBSON,
Executrix.
GEORGE S. GIBSON,
Executor.
May 24, 1878.-28M., 4 & l1Ju. E
Colonist" copy twice.


~7. I~


NOTICE. very OJti
Prepare
BY AUCTION, prepare

On Thursday next, Hay
29th Instant, At 2 o'clock P.M. A S
ON SALTUS' WHARF .A D

U\ IM A, U i t W ) n 1l
Of the Schooner E. ARCULARIUS,"
Consisting of the Best After whi
Pitch Pine FLOORING, HEAt
BOARDS 1 and 11 Inch 3
11 and 2 Inch P. P. PLANK
Assorted Sizes P. Pine SCANTLING, desira- Iamilton,
ble for Building Purposes
3x4, 4x5, 5x5, and 5x6.
AND ABOUT
200,000 Weight of the best i O'
O .sEl FfIR L OOF 0 I
B. W. WALKER & CO ,
Auctioneers.


Hamilton, May 27th, 1878.

1lotice.

Now Open and on Exhibition,
In the *ew Stores,
25 FRONT STREET,
Next West Store ofS. A. MASTERS, Esqr.,
That Large and Splendid Assort-
ment
Plated Ware,
GOLD AND SILVER WATCHES
LA.DIE' SSET 0 IN-S,
&c &., &e.
Ladies and Gentlemen are particularly request.
en to inspect the same any day before the
AUCTION SALE,
Which will take place

On FRIDAY next,
31st inst., at 12 o'clockM.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Auctioneers.


Hamilton, May 27, 1878.


TEA.


TEA.


Oolong and English Breakfast
Of extra fine Qualities, at Low Prices for Cash.
W. T. JAMES,
42 Front Street.
May 27th, 1878.-1 pd.

Please Notice.
SLLI Persons INDI)RB'EII) to the Undersigned
are respectfully requested to settle their
Accounts in full on or before 31st May, 1878.
A .L \MOUNTS remaining unpaid after that
date will be placed in legal hands for collection,
without any respect whatever.
J. T. DARRELL & CO.
Hamilton, Bermuda,
April 30th, 1878.-5 3p.


en the best Fed Horse Wins.

your Horses for the Races.

! Hay! Hay!

perior Lot just Received
WILL BE SOLD,
At 4/9 per Cwt. for Cash
SATUR DAY Next.
12 o'clock,
ch a higher Price will be required.
7Y BLACK OATS,
/6 per Bushel, not White Chaff.
C. H. ROBINSON.
28th May, 1878.-I
Gazette, only.

r Demerara.


I ST


VESSEL.


An American


a Clipper Schli'nr
May he expected from New York in the course
of a few days, and will be dispatched imme-
diately for Demerara (direct).
FREIGHT will be taken at customary Rates.
Please apply to
S. S. lIoJ,,M i
Hlamilton, 27th May, 1878.


tQoffee


Superior quality, Cheap
W.T.
42


for Cash.
JAMES,
Front Street.


May 27th, 1878.-1 pd.

For Sale.
An American Built


Leather Top,


Pric& 10
1 Carriage HARNESS
2.


for above


I Cedar Stowiag B0 0o1T,
16 feet keel, copper fastened,
6.
ALSO,
THE

&Yacht Gem e,
About 2 Tons measurement, 12 years old,
Cedar Built, Copper Fastenings and Fittings
throughout; is now in splendid order, having
just been thoroughly overhauled. Sails fast and
is a good Sea Boat.
Cost when new with Fittings 50. Will
be Sold with Mast, 'ail, and 500 lbs. Lead Bal-
last, &c., &c.,
FOR 28.


Apply to


Mangrove Bay, 28th May 1878.-2 3p.


J. B. ZUI LoL,,
Somerset.


New York MJail Steamer.

The Steam Ship


Captain LIDDICOAT,
Will leave hence for New York
at 8 A.M.


30th May.
To leave thence for return on
6th June.
All MAILS to close at the Pl\st Office at 6
a.m., 30th.
Specie List and Parcel Li:L will be closed
at 6 p.m., 29th.
Produce will be received until G p.m., 29th,
unless the Vessel is previously filled, and tho
Bills of Lading will be Signed until 8-30 on the
same evening.
Passengers requested to be on board at 7'30
a.m. on 30th, and are invited on the previous
evening if preferred.
Warehouse to he cleared on Ist June.
F IIR EIGtT RIAT1\S.
Barrels Potatoes ...... .... each G60e.
Boxes Onions ..............each 25 '.
Boxes Tomatoes............ each 1Oc.
Crates Tomatoes..........each 30c.
TR OTT 4 COX,
Agents.
ilamilton, Bermuda,
28th May, 1878.
Colonist copy once.

Gold and Silver.

Just Received from United States,
The largest Assortment of
Gold, Silver & Plated-
Ware
Ever Offered for Sale in these Islands,
Will be on Exhibition from Monday Noon
next, 27tT. Instant,
In the New Store next
S. A. Masters, Esqr's.,
No. 25 Front Street.
The Public are invited to view this splendid
LOT OF GOODS which will be offered at Pri-
vate Sale every day, and at Auction Two
Days every Week commencing Friday next
31st Instant, until disposed of or re-shipped.
These Goods being direct from the Manu-
factures at Wholesale Prices will be sold far
below the Market Rates.
They Consist in Part of:
FINE 18 K.

Gold WATCHES,
(American and Geneva)
lINE Silver WATCHES
Fine Gold CHAINS for Ladies, Gents and
Children
Solid Fine Gold RINGS PEARLS
RUBIES EMERALDS, &c.
Fine Gold Sleeve BUTTONS
A very large Assortment of Fine Solid GOLD
SETS for Ladies
Ladies Fine Gold Neck CHAINS
A large Assortment of American PLATED-
WARE Ice PITCHERS
CRUETS, large and small Cake BASKETS
Toilet SETS TRAYS, assorted sizes
Table and Dessert KNIVES
Table and Dessert FPORKS
Tea SPOONS
Soup and Gravy LADLES Fish KNIVES
Pie KNIVES VASES, a great variety
And a Large Assortment of


FANCY ARTICLES,
&c. &C., &C.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Auctioneers.
Hamilton, May 24th, 1878.

TOBA CCO!

GOLDLEAF in Caddies
Pocket Pieces in Do.
HONEY DEW, 12's, in Boxes and lialf Boxes
Very Cheap for CASIf.
W. T. JAMES,
42 Front Street
Hamilton, May 27, 1878.-lpd


N notice.
To One and 311 whom it may
Concern.
I think it right to give this timely Notice to
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 taken to recover the
Amounts.
B. E. DICKLNfSOJ.N
Hamilton, Bermuda, 1
April 30th, 1878.-3 3p. (

For Demerara.

THIE SCHOONER

MAR IA,
Will Sail for the above Port on

Tuesday, June 4th.
Will take Freight or Passengers either way.
Freight List at R. I'. Duerden's, Hamilton,
and J. H. )Duerden's, St. Georges.
May 24th, 1878.-1


To Public Creditors.

Colonial Secretary's Ofifce,
22ND MAY, 1878.
ALL Persons having DEMANDS against
- the Public Treasury are hereby required
to render their ACCOUNTS to the Clerk of
Her Majesty's Council,
On or before the 6th day of June,
made up to the Thirty-first day of May.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
Colonial Secretary.

Notice.
TENDERS will be received at
the COLONIAL SURVEYOR'S OFFICE,
until


The 6th Proximo,
From Persons desirous of Tendering
for the
Mooring of a New Buoy,
At Mill's Breaker.
The Moorings to be carefully examined and
Secured with all necessary Shackles and
Swivels to the New Buoy.
The present Buoy to be taken up and re-
moved to St. George's, cleaned and Painted
two Coats, with White Zinc Paint.
The New Buoy to be painted one Coat with
White Zinc Paint.
The COLONIAL SURVEYOR does not bind
himself to accept the lowest or any Tender.
All further information can be obtained on
application at the COLONIAL StT9RVEYOu's
Office.


24th May, 1878.-2


P. NESS,
Colonial Surveyor.


Colonist please copy twice.

INotice
7'o Growers and Owners
0 F BERMUDA PD lCE,
IN consequence of the great increase in ship-
ments of Produce to New Yoik 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 Bermu ]a
Produce for New York made through us, but
without being responsible for the nmt proceeds
until paid to our order in New York, which will
ue given to the New York Conisi.nies for Sale,
uy each vessel transporting a shipment.
When necessary to order Specie in return for
nny shipment it will be insured at the expense
of the Owners interested, and Owners will
clearly understand that all the d mngers of trans-
port are borne by them.
TROTT COX.
i Hamilton, Bermuda, to 30th Jue,
February 9, 1878. to 30th June, 3p

HENRY DARRELL,
OFFERS FOR SL E,
OXKS STARC 1, 45 Ibs., at 3jd
B O Adamantine CANDLES, 20 lbs. at
94~
Florida WATER, the best that is
made 13/.
Dealers will find that the above Prices are
less than the GOODS can be I nported for.
I amilton, May 21, 1878.-2 3 p.
9F11 S.4SLE,

THE FINE BRIGWNTIJVE


S201 Tons Register,
Fast sailer and large carrier-in first-class or-
der throughout.
Will be Sold Cheap.
Apply to JAMES A. ATWOOD, Esqr.,
or to
CAPT, WM. E. MEYER,
May 28, 1878.-2pd St. Georges


U(Jncaimed Letters.
Nelson Atwood, Mr Adcock, F H Aiken, Garcia
Augusto, J Atwood, Wm Brown, Miss Bunn, Rich-
ard H B arnes, Richard Brown, Mrs Frances 3utter
fieldIMiss Mary Butt, field, Peter B irgess, B W Cole
Francisco da Costa, Mrs C Crook, Antonio da Costa
Daniel Come, Vieira Cabeca, G B Damonte,
Silveira Damaral, Mrs Dunmsh, Margaret Dar-
rell, Clara Darrell, L D Davis, John VI Fubler, Mrs
J A Frith, Alanuel Ferrado, John Fowle, B L Gris-t,
Mrs J lorr.e, Samuel flarford, Wm N Hinsan, Mrs
Win Harding, Ma ilda M looper, Mrs Sarah lien-
ry, Thomas H Howland, Air Hammond, Nathaniel
Hlayward, Samuel Hlarford, John S Johnson, Alex
Jones, Edward Ingham, Henry James, Joanna Iris,
Edward Jackson, T J Lightbourn, Mrs Wm 11
Lightbourn, Charles Lundell, Mrs Joseph Light-
bourn, Henry Lloyd, Mrs B P Masters, Luis Jose
de Mideiros, Paul R Manes, W Munby, Philip
Moore, Joze Mairante, Francisco da Sooza Mideir-
os, Mrrs G Oborn, A Outerbridge, James D Peren-
chief, Win N Pitt, H Pearman, Francis Place, Mrs
F Rees, Samuel D Robinson, Edward Robinson,
Osmond Robinson, James Rayner, Pereira da Silva,
J C Searls, H D Smith, Win A Searl, W J Sia,-
ons, Mrs F Smith, R Swan, W C Simmonds, Jquacio
da Silver, James Swan, Hans P Simonson, Joseph
Sturtevant, Frederick J Swan, George B Swan,
Trott & Cox, Mrs Elizabeth Tynes, Joseph H
Thomas, Ho G S Tucker, C Tucker, Rodrigues
Thome, Sarah Talbot, George Trott, S Tucker,
Mrs Harriet Tongues, Daniel Trimingham, Mrs N
T Vesey, J Virgin Rebecca Vesey, Harriet Vickers,
'Letitia Williams, Mrs George Wilson, Mrs Anna R
Watlington, Frinces Ann Wingood, Jno Wilson,
Mrs Joseph Williams, Mrs E D Washington, Hen-
ry Williams, A Wilson, Wmr White (Baker), Miss C
E Young.
Post Office, Hamilton, May 27, 1878.
MAILS per Royal Mail Steamei to Halifax, close
at the Post Office, Hamilton, THIS MORNING, at
8 o'clock.
MAILS for England, United States, and Domi-
nion of Canada, per Steamer Canima, close at the
Post Office, Hamilton, on THiURSDAY NEXTI', at
6 a.mp.


11 (7ofee





Afl 'UPDA IROYAL GAZE Tl'i;;


- -- -- -~- .~-~-- *-,~ ~


Proceedings of the Hostoirable L' g-
iSsin ve Coincil.
Tw.,7-v), 21st Iay, 1878.-Pursuant to the Pro-
clamation of His Excellency Major General Sir
Robert Michael Laffan, K.C.M.G.,R.E., Gv-iernor
and Con, .i n1l*r-in-Chief, &c., &e., &c., bearing
date the 11th day of May, in the Year of OuT Lord
One..thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight,
for the attendance '.f the Members of the Legisla-
tive Council as well as of the Representatives in
Colonial Parliament for the despatch of Public
Business, thlie House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimininuham,
(" Eugenius Harvey,
s" Joseph H. Harvey,
o James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
44 'Randal E. Webster, Colonial
Secretary.
Ordered, that the followin-: Message be sent to
His Excellency the Governor :
.iy *it please Your Excellency ;
I am directed by Mr. President and Gentlemen
of the Legislative Council to acquaint Your Ex-
cellency that their Hnu'- has met.
Council Chainilbr, 21st May, 1878.
Ordered, that the same be delivered by the
Honble. William H. Gosling.
Hlls Excellency the Governor returned the fol-
lowing message:
R. M. LAFFAN,
Major General,
Governor and Co,,,,,,,1. ,.--,,,- Chief.
His Excellency the Governor has the honor to
inform the Honorable the Legislative Council that
he will open the Colonial Parliament this day at A1
o'clock.
Government House, Mount Langton, "
21st May, 1 ` 7
At 1 o'clock H;7 xcellency entered the Council
Chamber, an, .ue House of Assembly having, by
His Exe :;cnev's command been summoned, and
the speaker r and the House of Assembly being in
attendance accordingly, His Excellency was pleas-
ed to open the Session with the following Speech:
[For Speech see first page of this Gazette.]
His Excellency then retired.
The House of Assembly withdrew.
The Speech being read from the Chair it was or-
dered that the Honorable J. H. Trimingham and
the Honorable R. E. Webster be a committee to
prepare an Address in answer to the Speech, the
same to be laid before the Council at its next meet-
ing.
Adjourned to Friday next, 24th instant, at 11.80.

BERNMUDA.
Abstiac; oj the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of A snhi.q.
Tuesday, 21st May, 1878.-Pursuant to the Pro-
clamation of His Excellency, Sir Robert Michael
Laffan, K.C.M.G., Governor and Commander-in-
Chief, the several members of the House assembled.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell and Mr. J. W. Pearman
waited upon His Excellency to acquaint him that
the House had met, who being returned reported
that His Excellency had been pleased to send the
following Message:
"The Governor has the honor to inform the
House of Assembly that he will open the Colonial
Parliament this day at one o'clock.
R. M. LAFFAN,
Major-General,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
Govt. House, Mount Langton,
21st May, 1878.
The Provost Marshal General delivered a Mes-
sage from His Excellency the Governor desiring
the attendance of the House at the Council Cham-
ber-whereupon His Honor the Spenker, and the
members of the House waited upon His Excellency
when he was pleased to open the Session of Parlia-
ment with a Speech to the Legislative Council and
House of Assembly, a copy of which having been
furnished to the Speaker, on the return of the
House His Honor read the same from the Chair.
[For Speech see first page of this Gazette.]
Ordered, on motion of Mr. N. J. Darrell that the
Receiver General be requested to lay before the
House the Public Books of Accounts.
Ordered, that the Attorney General, Mr. S. C.
Outeriidge and Mr. Middleton be a committee to
prepare an address in reply to the Speech of His
Excellency the Governor at the opening of the Ses-
sion.
Or.l rd, that Mr. R. J. P. Darrell, Mr. N. J.
Darrell and Mi. Dill, be a committee to report on
Expired and E.xlii ing Laws.
Ordered, that Mr. R. J. P. Darrell, Mr. E. Pen-
iston, Mr. Dill, Mr. A. J. Frith, and Mr. Tynes, be

a committee to examine and rep.t upon Quarterly
Accounts.
Orihied, that Mr. R. J. P. Darrell, Mr. N. J.
Darrel, Mr. Dill, Mr. E. Peniston and Mr. Tynes,
be a committee to examine and report upon the
Accounts of the Public Treasury.
Mr. R. J. P. Dlarrell presented Lists of Quarterly
Accounts to 31st December, 1877, and 81st March,
1878.
Ordered, on motion of Mr. R. J. P. Darrell that


a Message be sent to His Excellency the Governor
requesting that he will be pleased to direct an Ad-
vertisement to be inserted in the Gazettes for the
* Public Creditors to render their Accounts to the
Clerk of H. M. Council on or before the 6th day of
June next, made up to 31st day of May instant.
Ordered, on motion of the Attorney General that
the House on its rising do adjourn to Monday
next.
The Attorney General moved that it be ordered
:1hat the [louse do resolve itself into a committee
of the whole on the next day of meeting to consider
the Contract for Reporting the Debates of the
louse and what change can be effected for secur-
ing a more prompt -publication of the Debates-
which was agreed to.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill to con-
tinue the Vaccination Acts-which was read a 1st
time.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell introduced a Bill of Supply
and Appropriation-which was read a 1st time.
Ills Honor the Speaker laid before the Hoise the
following Letter from the Colonial Secretary and
refeired the subject to the consideration of the
House for his guidance :
Colonial Secretary's Office,
26th March, 1878.
S IR,-1 am directed by His Excellency the
Governor to inform you that al! claims upon the
Public Treasury for payment of salaries must be
Silpporiltd by certificates signed by the head of the
Department under whom the claimants are em-
ploy(d, stating that the claimants have duly per-
formed ihe duties of theii respective posts or offices
during the period for which payment of salary is
claimed.
His Excellency therefore desires me to request
that, you x\ill be good enough to furnish the Re.
ceiver General at the end of every quarter, and at
such other ime(s as payment of salaries may have
to be made in your department, with nominal lists
(1n ti acch mpuiniing lorms of ill the persons er.-
ployed in )our department to whom payment of sa-
julies are to be made, setting forth in the lists the


Period for which the salaries are to be paid, and thi
amount due to each, and certifying at the bottom
that the several persons have dul7 performed
their respective duties during the periods embraced
in the pay list.
I have the honor to be,
Sir,
Your obedient Servant,
R. E. WEBSTER,
Colonial Secretary.
Adjourned to Monday next.

AJews for those who enjoy a good
Smoke.
T- ~

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. J. GRA THfiJ1,
Nos. 46 & 47 Front Street,
Hamilton, Blermuda.


May 13, 1878.-3


0. I. 0.
Ham Without Bone!
Just Arrived in the C(anima," from New York,
BONELESS HAMIC *
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 Ma, 14 1878.-4


To All whor


i it may


concern.
[HEREBY give Notice that I lhuve been
appointed AGENT AND ATTORNEY for
the Hoard of Underwriters of New Orleans, and
will from this Date, represent the Interests of
tihe 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. do.
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. HfLAD,
Agent for the several Boards of Under-
writers for Nei% York, Boston,
Baltimore and Philadelphia, &c., &c., &c.
St. George's, Bermuda,
21st'January, 1878.

For Rent.



At Ely's Harbour, Somerset,
At present occupied by MR. Joan MACKEY,
together with some fine Planting Land.
Apply to
MR. M. S. HUNT,
Hamilton.
29th April, 1878.

+ For Sale,

A Rosewood Cottage


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




POW ER & FRITH,
Barristers-at-Law, d&c.
r IllE Subscribers have this day entered into
Co-partnership as
'Attorneys, Solicitors, ;Notaries,
&C.
The business will be conducted under the style
and firm of
POWER & FRITH.
OFFICES-166 Hollis Street, over the offices
of Messrs. Almon & Mackintosh.
L. G. POWER,
J. HARVEY FRITH.
tla'ifax, 1st. Feby, 1878.


Sugar! Sugar!!
Ex. ROVER,"
From DBcsner'sra,
Yellow Vacuum-pan--in Barrels
White Vacuum-pan do
M uscovado, in Barrels
At Low Rates f .r CASH.
S. S. INGHAM.
ilamiilt n, 25th February, 1878.

H A. GRANTHAM has only a few ounces
of the HAVANA TOBACCO SEED
lift. Those who wish to purchase had better
lose no time in doing so,


JAS. A. JUDGE,*
CO.MiI3SISON Da&L
IN FRUIT AND PRODUCE,
46 4. 48 Broad Iv. West, Wash-
ington Market, A.Y.
1" IlE Undersigned represents this Season in
Bermuda the above house. Consignments
of PRODUCE solicited, for which he can as-
sure highest market rates and prompt returns.
JAMES, H. BUTLER,
C. S. Whitter'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
SERCIIANTS,
No. 29 BROADWAY,
Agents for NEW YORK..
Quebec & Gulf Ports S. S. Co.,
New York and West India Diviion.
Janv 7 1878


N notice.
ALONZO PENISTON has made arrange-
ments for obtaining a quantity of the
GENUINE RED AND WHITE TENERIFFE



Which he expects to receive in September next.
Persons can engage the same by applying to
the Subscriber or to
JOHN ZUILL, Somerset.
A. J. HODSDON, Hamilton.
W. 0. NORTH, Bailey's Bay.
The Undersigned will also take this opportu-
nity of informing his Friends and the Public
generally, that he is now prepared to give his
personal attention to the Consignment of
PRODUCE E,
:To Messrs. T. H. Bock & Co.,
OF NEW YORK,
And will assure all that he will do every thing
in his power to promote the welfare of those
that favor him with Consignments.
aiLOONZO PEVISTOJY.
Hamilton, Jany. 22nd, 1878.


IO'Pa


Just received per S. S. General Meade,"
And FOR SALE by
THEO. OUTERBR1iIGE, V.S.,
May 6th, 1878.* Reid Street

For Rent,
In this Town,
A Comfortable and Conveniently Situated
:_:s. Two Story
SI Dwelling H OUSE,
I .- 4- ,.
Furnished or Unfurnished,
Apply at the "Royal Gazette" Office.
liamilton, March 12th, 1878.
(GALL at 46 and 47 Front Strebt and see the
Choice assortment of CIGA I ETTES and
TOBACCOS H. .. GRANTi.1AM has just
received.

Ivor Rent.


-M IL 9 MW V- w~t.
rDesirable, and
y ltnein Situated


That very


Convde-


- y I, f I --.-..-. j U
To Farmers and Shippers of NOVA SCOT A Dwelling IHOUSE,
Steam fliarble R ran- I Reid Street, Hamilton, known as "flSTON
SR e UW R ORKS, IIAVEN," with Stables, Coach House, &c.


_ 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 Market prices, render Sales
and Remittances promptly.
MR. THOSE. H. PITT,
Of Hamilton, Bermuda,
Will attend to receiving and invoicing all Con-
signments for me, and will give all information
necessary for benefit of Shippers.
I remain, your, &c.,
M. F. JUDGE,
With ,Messrs. O'Connor & Judge,
42 & 43 Vesey Street,
5mn New York.

P I r1 t SONS desirous of Con-
Ssigning
WKho


,7I'%I.A.. IiddIee ia 44 Co.,
NEW YORK,

Will please call upon .lIt. SAMUEL A. MAS-
TERSS, Front Street, who will attend to the
Shipment of their goods, as heretofore.
I Hamilton, Feby. 12th, 1878.-3 m

S W. Hayward 4' Co.,
General Shipping and
Coimmaiwiion re h-rcIta tts,
52 EXCHANGE PI \CE,
Now York.
CONSIGNMENTS OF


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

Bei muda Produce.

Farmers and Shippers desirous
to Consign


To T. -M. Erou y Sons,
West Washington Marker,
NEWV YORK,
Will have every facility afforded them during
thle coming Season, by
V. J. H RN EY,
Office, Queen Street, Ilamilton.
March 18th, 1878.-tf.


R. (1. MILLEl.

Miller


&


(. \V. SPENCE.R

Spencer,


306 Washington street,
NEW YORlK.,
All persons desirous of shipping to the above
address will be afforded every accommodation
by applying to our Agent,
THEO. ()UTERIBRIDGI.:,
Reid Street, !iamnilton.
Bermuda, January 24, 1878.
S)ONT fail to seethe Beautiful Silver LOC1i( -
"I'SI, Neck CII IN-' & Il V \CE ,LETS,
at C IIILDS .--:3

Eau" of Dr. I loltz for
HAIR DYE.

,'1ll1S WATER is of an entirely vegetable
composition, and its use is quite inof-
fensive.
Thanks to this peculiar quality which gives it
no rival, DR. IlOLTZ'S Hair Dye has not the
disadvantage of the other preparations which
give to the hair an unnaturally vulgar color.
Guided by his medical knowledge and his
great chemical experiences, DR. HOLTZ has
succeeded in the discovery of plants, which give
the richest balsamic dyeing and curative essen-
ces, and it is by this study that he succeeded to
compound a dye which may be styled as the
Regenerator by excellence of the chevelure.
GENERAL WAREHOUSE, is PARIS,
La Correspondance Parisienne,
4 Rue de la Tacherie, 4.


Apply to


Argyle Street, opposite St. Paul's Church.
SIONUMiENT IIEADSTONES.
.' Tomb TAB1 LETS
Grave MARKS in polished Granite or Marble
Marble Mantel Register GRATES, &c., &c.
GEORGE A SANFORD,
Proprietor.
Designs and Prices may be obtained from
W. T. JAMES, Esqr., Front St., Hamilton,
Bermuda. 6m


MR. M1. S. HUNT.


January 29th, 1878.

W'Vm. James Heney4


BROKER
AND
Commission ./ gent,
HAMILTON, BERMUDA

'Iheodore Outerbridge,

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

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Ni Lost,
ON the evening of Tuesday last, between
S Royal Gazette Office and Smith's Parish,
LLeatlher' IPurse,
with a Silver Chain and Clasp.
The fiider will, on leaving it at the G:izette
Office," be suitably rewarded.
i May ll,, 178.


W 0o.0. F. BASS C MEM,.,
F.A.A., D.S.,
REIn STREET, HAMILTON.
EAST END.

JL LIJAN-vCK-MAY, JUNE, 1878.


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CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
LEAVE NEW YORK


NEVADA sails sl1ay 7, at 9 a.m.
WYOMING sails May 14, at 3 p m.
IDAIIO sails May 21, at 9 a.m.
MONTANA sails May 28, at 2 p.m.
WISCONeIN sails June 4, at 8 a.m.n
NEVADA sails June II, at 2 p.m.
WYOMING sails June 18, at 8 a.m.
IDA tO sails Junue '5 at 1 p.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have 'five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
each Steamer.
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can e
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
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WIL LIAeMS & G UION,w

N Agents,
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, April 25, 1878.
h allE CIGARET IES H. A. GRiAN 1 ,,,yAM
t has j ost Received are PiERFECTION
and can't be best.


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REMARKS.


[Holy Thursday. ]
Ascension Day-
Corpus Christi

16t afler Ascension


New Moon 31 day 9h 28m p.m.
THE BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE is pubi:-Ihed
every Tuesday by DONrALD M'PHEF LEE,
Printer to the Queen's :Mo3t Excellent
Majesty,
AT HIS OFFICE,
North-west Corner of Reid and Burnaby Sireiets
Hamilton, \
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will b1
printed at the shortest notice -Agent
at Si. Georges for the Royal Gazelle
JAMES THIEs, Esqr., Post Master General


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Supplement to the Bermuda Royal Gazette, Hamilton, Tuesday, May


28,


1878.


- ___________________________________________________


BERMIUDA.

Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
islative Council.

Friday, 24th May, 1878.-Pursuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
President,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
C4 I Eugenius Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
Secretary.
Mr. Trimingham, from the Committee appointed
to prepare the Draft of an Address in answer to
the Speech of His Excellency the Governor on the
opening of the Session, presented a Report.
The House went into Committee thereon.
Mr. Gosling in the Chair.
The Committee rose and reported the Draft of the
Address-which was adopted and ordered to be en-
grossed.
Ordered, that the following Message be sent to
His Excellency the Governor :
May it please Your Excellency ;
I am directed by the Legislative Council to in-
form Your Excellency that the Council, having an
Address to present, desire to know when it will be
convenient to Your Excellency to receive the same.
Council Chamber, 24th May, 1878.
Ordered, that the message be delivered by the
Colonial Secretary.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 28th instant, at
11*30 a.m.

BE T1IUDIA.

Abstract oJ the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Monday, 27th May.-The Attorney General from
the Committee appointed to prepare an address ir
reply to the Speech of His Excellency the Govern-
or at the opening of the Session-reported a draft
thereof prepared by the Committee, and the House
on his motion resloved itself into a Committee o
the whole to consider the same.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Address without a
amendment, and it was adopted by the House.
Ordered, that a message be sent to acquaint HiE
Excellency the Governor, that the House having
an Address to present, desire to be informed, when
it will be convenient to His Excellency to receive
the same.
Ordered, that the said message be carried up ti
His Excellency by the Attorney General and Mr
Middleton.
A message from His Excellency the Governor :-
(No. 1.)
R. M. LAFFAN,
Major-General,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to inform the Hon
orable House of Assembly that he will receive theii
Address, in answer to his Speech, at 2-30 p.m.
this-day.
Council Chamber, 27th May, 1878.
The Public Books of Accounts were laid upon thi
table of the House by the Receiver General.
The House waited upon His Excellency thi
r oini pTTted tlie following Address :-
[We have not been able to obtain a Copy of the
Address in time for this issue; it will appear. how.
ever, in our next.]-Ed. R. G.
His Excellency was pleased to reply as follows :
R. M. LAFFAN,
Major-General,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the Honorable House o,
Assembly ;
I thank you for the answer you have just mad<
o the Address which I had the honor of making t(
You, on the 21st instant, and I trust that the result
of your deliberations during the coming Session
Will conduce to the happiness and prosperity of all
classes in these Islands.
Council Chamber, 27th May, 1878.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill, for the
better auditing of the Public Accounts-which was
read a first time.
On motion of the Attorney General, the House
resolved itself into a Committee of the whole to
consider the subject of the reporting of the debates
of the House.
Mr. Harnett in the Chair.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported progress, and obtained
leave to sit again.
The following messages from His Excellency the
Governor:-
No. 2.-Blue Book.
No. 3.-Report of Committee on Postage Ac-
counts.
No. 4 -Post Master General's Report.
No. 5.-Report on Savings Bank.
No. 6.-Medical Superintendent of Lunatic Asy-
lum Report (printed and issued to members).
No. 7.-Expenditure of Powder Fund.
No. 8.-Letter from Agent of Quebec & Gull
Ports Company, for payment of Transport of Mails.
No. 9.-Estimates of Revenue and Expenditure,
* prepared by Receiver General and Colonial Secre-
tary (printed and issued to members).
S Adjourned to Friday next.


Order-
Report of Publication of Debstes.

PRICES OF BERMUDA PRODUCE IN THE
NEW YORK MARKET.

A copy of the following circular from one of the
first houses in New York, engaged in the Bermuda
trade, has come to our hands, but as it did not
come to us direct, we have some hesitation in giv-
ing names:-
DEAR SIm,-We have to note a pretty active
,market for Onions and ripe Tomatoes. Potatoes
owing to arrivals from Charleston and Florida,
quiet at quotations.-We sold as follows ex Canima:
PoTAToEs.-Good size and sound at $5 per brl.
ONIONS.-Sold readily at $1'75 per box, a few at
$1-80 per box. The market would have opened
at $2, but owing to the arrival of the Pitt, and
the momently expected arrivals of the Uncle Tom
and Win. Connors, market broke in :sympathy.-
We have on hand unsold about 40 boxes Soft"
and Slack filled" boxes.-Care should be taken
to have boxes full packed.
ToMAToEs.-As far as sold we have obtained 400
per box for partly ripe, and 500 for a few marks
of ripe. Very green ones still on hand-will not
probably bring over 30$ per.box. Crates brought
'2 for fair quality.
Owing to number of sailing vessels expected to
arrive and chartered since arrival of Canima, it is
impossible to hazard a future quotation for Onions.

INDIAN DEFENDERS FOR CANADA.
MONTREAL, May 22.-Captain J.0T. Kirby, of the
Six Nation Indians, says that, in case of a Fenian in.
vasion, he can place at the disposal of the Govern-
ment 1,000 trusty warriors within five days.


From the United States and Europe.
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat,
reached her wharf in this Harbour at six o'clock on
Sunday afternoon. She left New York at 3 p.m.
of the 23rd, and made land at 11 a.m. on the 26th,
and would have been in port by 2 p.m. had it not
been for the thick state of the atmosphere.
The C's passage to New York was for the first
36 hours very boisterous. She reached there on the
afternoon of the 20th.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Pur-
ser Gale, 1st Officer Mr. Mitchell, 2nd Officer Mr.
Astwood, Mr. Harding and 2nd Engineer Mr.
Miller, for New York papers up to the afternoon
of the 23rd tult.
Gold in New York on 23rd 1001.
Shares Delaware & Hudson Canal 55t.

IMPERIAL PARLIAMENT.
LoNDON, May 21.-Neither this morning's news
nor last night's debate in Parliament shed any new
light on the situation. Lord Beaconsfield concluded
his speech in the House of Lords with a reiteration
of the statement that the Ministry was actuated
solely by the wish and hope to secure the blessings
of peace and maintain the freedom of Europe and
the just position of this country.
The debate in the House of Commons was conti-
nued to-night, the members, as before, confining
themselves to discussion of the legal and constitu-
tional aspect of the question.
Mr. Fawcett was followed by the Attorney-
General. Then Mr. Gladstone, who spoke over an
hour, hoped a division would be persisted in, no
matter how small the minority. He repelled the
t charge that Lord Hartington's motion evaded a de-
claration of policy. If the Government pursued
European objects in concert with Europe, not by a
policy of isolation, and allowed Europe to deter-
mine the method, it would go into the Conference
pursuing diplomatic aims by diplomatic means, re-
f training from a warlike menace until the cause for
war appeared. That would be the policy many Li-
h berals recommended.
Sir George Belfour, Sir George Campbell, and
. Mr. Newdegate, Conservative, spoke in favor of
t Lord Hartington's resolution, and Mr. Forsyth,
e Mr. Grantham and others against it.
f The debate was adjourned to Thursday. The
House filled up somewhat during Mr. Gladstone's
speech, but at other times the attendance was
scanty.
The debateoin the House of Commons last night
nearly collapsed. No one rising to speak after Mr.
s Gladstone finished the Speaker began putting the
g motion, bat just at the critical moment Sir George
Balfour arose and the House dwindled down to
nine members before he finished, and to six while
Sir George Campbell was speaking.
o Lord Selborne opened the debate in the House
. of Lords on the subject of the movement of the In.
dian troops by calling attention to the constitution.
al question involved. The debate was purely con.
stitutional. Lord Selborne and the Lord Chan-
cellor each occupied two hours. They were fol-
lowed by Viscount Cardwell, Earl Granville, and
the Duke of Rutland for the Opposition, and Lord
Napier, of Ettrick, and Lord Denman for the Gov-
- ernment. Lord Beaconsfield closed the debate.
r Both houses were crowded. The Prince of Wales
, and the German Crown Prince and Princess were
in the gallery of the House of Lords.
In the House of Commons this afternoon Sir
e John Holker,. Attorney-General, in reply to an in.
quiry of Mr. Gourley (Liberal), member for Sun-
e derland, said that he had heard of the ships pur-
chased by persons said to act on behalf of Russia
but there is no reason to suppose that the ships wil
- be employed in the event of war as privateers in
contravention of the Paris declaration. There is
no reason to believe that the United States will de-
part from observance of the three rules of the
Washington Treaty. There is no necessity for dis.
cussing the responsibility resting on the Govern.
ments of Russia and the United States since there
f is no reason to suppose that they would violate
their respective engagements.
e
D EUROPEAN WAR RUMOUS.
Aggressiveness of the Russian Military Movements-A
' Renewal of the War Almost Precipitated.
LONDON, May 21.-The reaction from the optim-
ist views of last week is stimulated by the facts
which are gradually becoming known concerning
the Russian movements before Constantinople,
Though these are stated to have been for sanitary
reasons, they came near precipitating a collision.
SThe Russian line at one time was pushed so near
the Turkish works that the latter were manned and
ammunition was served out, and General Baker
(Valentine Baker) sent an aide-de-camp to notify
the Russian commander that he would fire on him
if he did not withdraw. The effect has been to
direct the attention of the Turks to the compara-
tively weak state of that portion of their line which
covers the Black Sea entrance to the Bosphorus,
which the Russians naturally desire to secure in
case of hostilities. The Turks are therefore taking
precautions in that direction.
LONDON, May 22.-The Standard announces that
it is now more than probable that the Congress will
. meet during the first fortnight of June. Also that,
owing to the unsettled state of public affairs in
Constantinople, the English fleet will probably
* move to the Princes' Islands.
Her Majesty's iron steamship Triumph, armour
, plated, 6,660 tons burden, and carrying fourteen
guns, has sailed from Portsmouth for the Pacific
Ocean to relieve the Shah, 6,040 tons and twenty-six
guns as flagship on that station.


The Vienna correspondent of the Daily Telegraph
says that the relations between Austria and Rouma-
nia have become closer. He also says: "The Em-
peror William advised Prince Charles to yield Bes-
sarabia and abdicate if the Roumanians raised
difficulties, but the Prince refused and went to the
army. The German interference has given offence
at Vienna. Gen. Manteuffel has arrived in Vienna.
It is reported that he is the bearer of an autograph
letter from the Emperor William to the Emperor
Francis Joseph." Whether there is any foundation
for these rumors or not, it seems certain that the
feeling in Austrian ministerial circles is becoming
distrustful of a peaceful issue, and more and more
anti-Russian.
CONSTANTINOPLE, May 22.-The Russian Troops
continued to-day the forward movement toward the
Belgrade forest. Gen. Skobeleff. ie-inforced with
artillery, has stationed his troops close to the Sweet
Waters. Osman, Baker, Mukhtar and Fuad Pashas
to-day inspected the Turkish lines, and ordered the
detachments in front not to retire. A Russo-Turkish
Commission will fix the exact line of demarcation.
CATARO, May 22.-A conflict between Montenegro
and the Porte is threatening. Prince Nicholas ac-
cuses the Turks of making preparations in Albania
for attacking Montenegro. The Turkish Governor
of Scutari denies this, and assures the Prince of the
Porte's pacific sentiments. The Turks say the Prince
is unjustifiably alarmed, or seeking a pretex for a
conflict, as the Montenegrins have been themselves
making active military preparations.
LONDON, May 22.-Count Schouvaloff arrived in
London, on his return from St. Petersburg, at 6
o'clock this evening. He says the assurances he
convey to England are pacific, and seems confi-
dent that they will not be rejected. Baden-Baden
is again proposed as the place for the'Congress to
meet. The prospects for holding the Congress are
now considered very favorable.
The Duke of Athole yesterday had two inter-


views with Queen Victoria, at Balmoral Castle,
and afterward addressed a public meeting, at which
he declared that the prospects for peace were very
favorable. The arrival of the Queen in Scotland
earlier than was expected is regarded as pointing
significantly toward a peaceful settlement of the
Eastern question,
ST. PETERSBURG, May 22.-The Official Messen-
ger publishes a telegram from the Czarewitch thank-
ing the Moscow Association of Merchants for the
contribution of 400,000 roubles toward the forma-
tion of the volunteer fleet.
The Agence Russe and Journal de St. Petersburg
warn the public against the pessimist news from
Constantinople, where, they say, endeavours are
being made to prevent an understanding between
England and Russia.
LONDON, May 22.-This afternoon's Globe says:
Two unarmed Russian war vessels from Cron-
stadt passed through the Sound clandestinely on
Monday night. It is supposed that their destina-
tion is America, and Russian agents are engaged in
Sweden inspecting the shipping, with a view to the
purchase of cruisers."
LONDON, May 23.-A despatch from Vienna says
the Prince of Montenegro accuses the Porte of
making preparations to attack Montenegro. This
the Porte has denied. It is thought, however, that
there is a possibility of the renewal of hostilities.
A despatch from Constantinople says the Maho-
medans in Lazistan are preaching in favor of a
holy war, and that a committee is formed in Con-
stantinople for the purpose of supplying them with
arms, and to encourage resistance to the surrender
of Batoum.
The Press Association understands that replying
to the request of the Duke of Westminster to receive
a deputation with a peace declaration signed by
over 200,000 persons the Marquis of Salisbury ha
stated that he is unable to receive the deputation., s

THE VERY LATEST FROM EUROPE.
Tormented 'Turks--Osman Pacha writes a Savage Let-
ter-The Turks are not Idle-Troops and Guns
Hurried to the Black Sea-No Certainty of Peace-
Energetic Military Preparations of i.ngland-Rus-
sian Encroachments-Dangerous Spread of the La-
zistan Insurrection.
LONDON, May 23.-The supplementary army
estimate for the expenses of the Indian expeditionary
force has been issued. The amount fixed is $1,750,-
000. The navy estimate for the transportation of
the Indian troops, also issued to-day, is $1,990,000.
LONDON, May 23.-The St. Petersburg corres-
pondent of the Times says:
1" As we are still far from the certainty of peace
(though the general conviction and sentiment in
favor thereof is powerful) military preparations are
being pushed forward energetically. Even if war
. is avoided, it is thought that these will be useful as
Sa make-weight for Russian influence at the
. Congress. General Todleben's activity and his im-
portunity about the fortresses must not, therefore,
be regarded as indicating a failure of Count Schou-
valoff's mission."
1 The correspondent at Vienna of the Times tele-
graphs as follows :
It is true that the result of Count Schouvaloff's
s efforts will probably turn out to be that he has se-
e cured a basis for further negotiation. Meantime the
preparations before Constantinople continue energe-
r tically. The Russians continue to exhibit a ten-
. dency to gradually creep up towards the capital,
. keeping the Turks constantly on the alert. Fresh
. reinforcements are constantly going to Bulgaria
and Roumelia. Odessa is swarming with soldiers
l and shipping. Troops, guns, and stores are going
thence to Burgas, on the Black Sea, or by the Ben-
s der railway to Roumania and Bulgaria. The
Turks are not idle. They have brought troops
e across the Bosphorus from Scutari, until one hun-
dred and thirty battalions now man the northern
. lines. Heavy siege guns have been moved from
the Bosphorus batteries into these lines, while the
batteries on the Asiatic side have been strengthened
so as to form in conjunction with the fleet a line of
defence to which they might retire in case of need,
though they are now more than ever confident of
their ability to hold their positions. The Vakit and
f Bassiret (newspapers of Constantinople) publish a
letter from Osman Pacha denying that he said
Constantinople was not susceptible of defence
against a considerable Russian force, and declaring
that he would never be a party to the disgrace of
retiring before an enemy much weekend by illness
and fatigue."
The Times's Vienna correspondent, although he
Thinks that his letter is apocryphal, says it certain,-
ly expresses the feeling now pervading the army at
* Constantinople.
A dispatch from Trebizonde states that the Rus-
sians at Erzeroum have received a reinforcement of
S10,000 men. Putrid fever is ravaging the garrison
at that place.
The insurrection in Lazistan against the Rus-
sians is spreading. It is estimated that between
10,000 and 15,000 Lazis are under arms. These
are prosecuting a guerilla warfare against the Rus-
sians about Artvin and Batoum.
The British Cotton Strikes.-LoNDoN, May 23.-
A ballot will be taken to-day on Alderman Pickop's
compromise in those districts where it has not
already been rejected by the strike committees.
Some correspondents of the London papers think
that a majority of the weavers will vote against the
compromise; others that the vote in favor of the
compromise will show such a conciliatory disposi-
tion as must beneficially influence both the masters
and unconciliatory strikers.


Norway has some curious exhibits at the Paris
Exhibition. She has fish skins tanned for gloves;
eel-skins prepared for harness; shark-skins, 10 feet
long and 3 feet wide, for various purposes; and
whale-skins, 60 feet long, for driving-bands for
machinery.
The Lancet advises its readers to suspend if not
abandon the practice of using face powders, paints,
and washes of all but the simplest home-made des-
criptions, as almost all applications of this class, down
to the violet powder of the nursery, as prepared
and sold for use on the skin, *may contain or con-
sist of poisonous materials. Some specimens
yielded on analysis 20 per cent. of arsenic.
According to Mr. W. F. Barrett, the first inven-
ter of the electric telephone was Mr. John Cam-
mack. As early as 1860 Mr. Cammack, while a
student in the Royal School of Medicine, Manches-
ter, made and exhibited a telephone containing not
only the intermittent current introduced by Philip
Reis, of Hamburg, in 1861, but the principle of
continuous current of varying strength used still
more recently by Mr. Edison and Prof. Graham
Bell. But there is no evidence whatever that Mr.
Cammack had carried out his idea practically like
Bell.
Mr. Albert S. Gatschet says that probably all the
Kalapuya tribes of the Willamette Valley are ac-
cu stomed to invoke the celestial powers by working
themselves violently into a state of utter exhaus-
tion. They roam about all night without eating,
put themselves into profuse perspiration by throw-
ing up with their hands mounds of earth from 3 to
7 feet long and from 12 to 18 inches high, and scale
high mountains to see the sun rise. Whenever the
sun is above the horizon they thus appeal to it:
Oh, I am poor. Make me rich. Make a chief of
me." Sometimes the exertions of the petitioners
are kept up for five days in succession, and the
roaming appears to be practiced also during the
day.


From the Army and Navy Gazetts, May 4th andllth.
19th Foot-Major and Brevet Lieut.-Col. J. An- e
derson retires on a pension.
Sub.-Lieut. J. W. R. Parker to -be Lieut.; Feb.
12, 1876. Gentleman' Cadet Alexander Hugh
Dobbs, from the Royal Military College, to be Se-
cond Lieut., vice Sir J. H. Williams-Drummond,
Bart., transferred to the Grenadier Guards.
19TH REGIMENT.-Major Davidson, Capts. Iles
and Fraser. and Lieuts. Sharpe and Hallifax have
taken up 'duty at Richmond with the depot 2nd
Batn.
46th Foot-Gentleman Cadet Arthur Morrison,
from the Royal Military College, to be Second
Lieut. in succession to Lieut. J. Reeves, promoted.
46TH REGIMENT.-The Curragh correspondent of
the Irish Times says:-" Capt. Kitchener of the
46th Regiment, is about retiring from the post of
garrison instructor here. The latter officer is much
regretted, as during his tenure of office he has made
very, very many friends."
The activity in our dockyards is evidently at-
tracting considerable attention abroad, and it seems
to be generally acknowledged that the present is a
favourable opportunity for sending officers on a
tour of inspection.. Recently a number of Austrian
officers went the rounds, and now a party of Italian
naval officers are going to visit Chatham, Sheer-
ness, and Portsmouth. Two French Engineers
have also permission to view the establishments at
the home ports, as also have a German, a Dane, and
Prince Ibrahim of Egypt. A staff of interpreters
at the yards is becoming a necessity.
The coast defence gunboats Blazer, Bustard,
Kite, Snake, Scourge, Bonetta, Badger, Bulldog,
Mastiff, Pidget, Pike, Pickle, Snap, Hyeena, Ant,
Cuckoo and Weasel are nearly all ready for
service, a little delay arising in fitting them with
torpedo spars.
Since the beginning of the present year fifty-two
of the leading doctors of the Russian Army have
fallen victims to the typhus epidemic. The num-
ber is equally distributed between the European
and Asiatic seats of war.

FROM THE CAPE.
By the last mails from the Cape we have received
interesting correspondence, which shows the diffi-
culties with which the operations against the Kaffirs
are surrounded and the tremendous strain on the
energies of those who have to provide for the wants
of the troops in the field. By the two last packets
earnest appeals were sent home for aid. Commis-
sarv-General Strickland was left quite alone at
KingWiliiain's Town, wo-o-.f hij.5bordinates
having died recently, and Deputy Commissarya .
Manning having been on the sick list for sometime.

Major-General Thesiger," says our correspon-
dent, "has gained golden opinions, and has estab-
lished between Colonial and Imperial authorities a
co-operative spirit which is doing a wonderful deal
of good. He is a first rate man, clear and quick-
sighted, active, energetic, prompt at decision. It is
felt, however, that it was no fault of Sir A. Cunyn-
ghame's that he did not pull with the dismissed
Ministers, and he has admittedly been very ill-
treated by the Government. In the Peri bush,
where Thesiger is, there are 800 white troops, half-
and-half Regular and Colonial, and 2,000 Fingoes,
more or less, and several irregular corps. A good
deal of the future of the war will depend upon the
great success during the last three days. It is
very hard to beat a Kaffir into submission. You may
take his cattle, burn his kraals, destroy his crops,
plunder his mealie pits, but he will still fight on as
long as his chief tells him to do so. His loyalty
and obedience to his chief are quite unbounded.
When beaten out of the Peri bush, as assuredly they
will be, they will take shelter in the kloofs of the
Amatolas, and break up into small marauding par-
ties thus making travelling very uncomfortable in
the colony, and facilitating their gaining a suffici-
ency of food. This is now becoming a very scarce
article with the Kaffir. Many of those killed show
signs of having suffered much from hunger, and
twice women and children have been found sitting
round a sheep-skin knawing it for subsistence.
Thousands of the young mimosa trees are found
stripped of their bark. Kaffirs eat it, and rather
relish it. The women provide their commissariat
as best they can by coming into towns and settle-
ments and buying food and grog. The money is
obtained by sale of cattle or horses. Colonists are,
as a rule, very grateful to the Imperial Govern-
ment, for the timely aid extended in them in troops,
but Merriman (ex Minister) has a small following
who are entirely anti-English, and wish to have
the whole Colony to themselves. We do not think
their party is likely to increase, but at present,
though small, it is essentially mischievous. The
large majority of the colonists are wonderfully wak-
ing up to the future that they see awaits them. In
Their day-dreams and aspirations, Kaffraria is an-
nexed. Confederation is a jait accompli. Orange
Free State is absorbed. Delagoa Bay is won by
fair means or by foul. Peace, and law, and order
are to reign through the land. The wonderful
mineral wealth of the Transvaal, the coal-fields of
Dordrecht, the pasture lands of Cape Colony, the
sugar-growing power of Natal, all are to be devel-
oped; the country is to be cut up with railways,
and electric wires are to reach the shores from
everywhere. They are terrible "wait-for-the-wag,
gon" people. Never was there anything like the
stolid phlegm of the Dutch blood there."
THE EURYDICE.
The next attempt to raise the Eurydice, which
has been settling in the sand, will be made at the


commencement of the approaching spring tides,
probably on Monday. A body has been found
floating close to the wreck. It was placed in a
boat and towed by a tug into harbour, and conveyed
to Haslar, where it was recognized by Cuddiford as
that of a seaman named Taylor. The identification
was made from tattooing which was on the breast:
of the corpse. The divers have come across a boat
which has been overturned and jammed between
the davits, and which is believed to be full of bodies
as several have been seen within it. The Rinaldo,
which has been fitted with fenders of timber and
rubbing pieces, and has its topsides strengthened
in the wake of the purchase chains, has been stati-
oned near the wreck. It is stated that the ship has
sunk further in the sand since the last measure-
ments were made.
Although the extent of the relief required in con-
nection with the Eurydice disaster cannot even now
be fully known, it has been proved that forty three
widows and fifty children have been rendered des-
titute, and appeals for help have come from fifty-
seven mothers, six sisters and five relatives.

THE KAFFIR WAR.
The Cape Mercury correspondent in the Amatolas
writes :-" Sandili and his Gaika warriors having
taken refuge in the mountain fastness of the forest-
covered Amatolas, the first work that has fallen to
the lot of General Thesiger is the clearing this
stronghold of the rebels. The only available men
at present to do the work with are the 2nd Batn.
24th Regt., a small number of the 1st Batn. 24th
and 90th Regts., several small corps of mounted
Volunteers and some Fingoe levies, the remainder
of the Army-colonial and imperial-being engaged
in trying to check the Kaffirs elsewhere. The
General reports that matters are progressing satis-
factorily, and that the enemy were being driven from
kloof to kloof. We hope that the result will prove
satisfactory to the General and the military enga-
ged. If willingness to fight would produce fight-
ing, the military would not be long in having a
glorious opportunity of showing the Kaffirs what


they are made of; both officers and men are most
eager to have a slap at the Kaffirs, and if they ever
do get a chance I do not doubt what the result will
be; what I fear is that they will not get a chance.
Artillery may clear a single kloof, but they cannot
well bombard twenty or thirty miles of bush and
do much damage to a foe that can watch their
every movement and make arrangements according-
ly. Nor can the British soldier quickly follow up,
a foe that will go twenty or thirty miles in a day.
and keep it up indefinitely if he has room to walk
Military movements are so deliberate and precise
that they cannot fall into the rough-and-ready way
in which a Kaffir war is necessarily conducted. I
think that they will easily keep Sandili in the Ama-
tolas, but nothing short of starvation will drive him
out if he wants to remain in. Time will show whe-
ther my opinion is correct or not, but in the mean-
time I hope that the military will meet with that
success that their bravery deserves."

From the West Indies and Denierara
The Royal Mail Steamer Alpha, Captain Crowell,
from St. Thomas arrived at St. Georges yesterday at
noon. We have received some files of papers from
the West Indies and Demerara by her.
BARBADOS.-The following despatch was laid be-
fore the House of Assembly, May 7 :-
The Secretary of State to Governor Strahan.
DOWNING STREET, April 1st, 1878.
Sir,-I have the honor to acknowledge the receipt
of your Despatch, No. 20, of the 22nd of February,
in which you enclosed an address to the Secretary of
State from the House of Assembly, embodying the
reasons which influenced that House in rejecting the
Bill to empower the Executive to nominate two sala-
ried officers of the Government to sit in the House,
with or without election, by any constituency, and
explaining an alternative course which they intimate
they would be prepared to adopt. 0
2. I cannot but think that the Assembly will, on
reflection, perceive that it is impossible for Her
Majesiy's Government to entertain such a sugges-
tion as that contained in the 6th paragraph of their
address, as not only would the selection by the
Governor of members of the House not being among
the chief Executive Officers of the Government, fail
to afford'such a representation of the Government
in the Chambers as could be deemed to be of any
practical advantage, but when taken together with
the subsequent recommendation, it would involve a
greater departure from the spirit of the existing
constitution than Her Majesty's Government has
hitherto proposed. Still less could Her Majesty's
Government sanction the introduction of Parliamen-
tary Government by party into a small Island wh~,r'
-' egi isl s--elecfed annually by a
iimite constituency directly representing but a
small part of the population.
3. I request you to communicate this Despatch to
the House, and I trust that the members of it,
whose friendly co-operation I still hope to obtain,
will understand that I adhere to the general inten-
tion of my predecessor, to press for no greater alter-
ation of the present Constitution of the Island than
is necessary to secure good government in the man-
ner and according to the precedent which he has
fully explained ; and that for the reasons stated in
my despatch, No. 20, of the 1st instant, I shall be
obliged by their again considering the proposition
which you laid before them.
I have, &c.,
(Sgd.) M. E. HICKS-BEACH.
TRINIDAD.-A correspondent to the Trinidad
Chronicle, writing from Ciudad, Bolivar, dated April
4th, reports the murder of Mr. Bushe, an American
gentleman, employed for many years in the gold
mining industry of Caratal. While escorting the
cash to Ithe amount of upwards of $50,000 for the
payment of the officials and miners of the different
mines, he was attacked by brigands who succeeded
in carrying off the whole of the money. This is the
first time the escort has been attacked since it
started in 1868, now 10 years. Four mounted men,
masked, rushed out of the woods, with lances, and
Mr. Bushe received four or five spear wounds, and
was killed instantly. The robbers fired on the
Peons. The government sent troops to scour the
country, but they returned without finding the
murderers.
Later news received at Port of Spain report that
they were traced by mule tracks and secured. The
chief of the gang, who resisted, was shot. A wo-
man gave information and said the money was bu-
ried all to $ 1,000, but could not tell where.

THE CANADA SCARE.
TORONTO, Ontario, May 20 -There is just enough
of rumour about a coming Fenian raid to excite the
young men here. In the hotels and other resorts it is
the chief topic of discussion. The force in this city
consists of two battalions, the Queen's Own", and the
"Tenth Royals," the one mustering about 450 men
and the other 350; there is also a squadron of cavalry
numbering 85 men, and a battery of artillery. In
case of emergency the old members would re-enter
the service. There is a ballot law of Ontario provid-
ing for a draft iato the service, and the two battalions
named could be soon raised to about 600 men each,
and the cavalry to 110 men. The latter is under the
the command of Lienut.-Colonel Denison, author of
"The History of Cavalry." The battery has but two
guns. The Second Military district could turn out
7,000 active militia. It embraces the Niagara fron-
tier, and is the most important district in the country.
Only 3,400 men will muster for the annual drill this
year, although 20,000 men are to be drilled in the
Dominion. The nominal strength of the active mili-
tia is in excess of the number which can be paid, and
as it is not.desirable to reduce the strength of corps
below that established for the drill, provision has been


made for the selection of the corps which may drill in
the different districts.
The Canada Gazette publishes the following drill
regulations, which limit to 20,000 officers, non-com-
missioned officers and men, and 1,276 horses, for a
period of 12 days, for which payment will be made.
The pay is : for officers $1, non-commissioned offi-
cers and men 50c., and for horses 75c. per diem, the
maximum being 20,000 men to receive pay, and no
discount will be made on American invoices.
General Macdougal will arrive in Canada in a few
days, and will, it is said, set about organizing the
Canadian contingent for service in Europe. This will
consist of one regiment of cavalry, four regiments of
infantry, a battery of artillery, and two companies of
engineers, in all 5,000 men. The body could be
raised to 10,000 if necessary, for military ardour is at
its highest pitch. There is no doubt that a raid by
the Fenians would prevent this force from going
abroad.
The present Governor-General of Canada will leave
for England on the 9th proximo, the good will of all
following him. As to who is to succeed him, report
names the Duke of Manchester, a youngish man, and
one or two others. His administration has been a
very successful one. In his time a nucleus for a
standing army has been formed, the Northwest
Mounted Police being really a regiment of regular
cavalry, and Batteries A and B being regulars.

Russia's Purchase of Steamers.-PHILADELPHIA,
May 22.-The British Vice-Consol at this place said
in an interview to-day, that the English Government
was fully advised of all purchases made of vessels by
agents of Russia in this country, He said there was
no authority to prevent the purchase of vessels in
this country by either Russia or England under the
treaties, unless the purpose was to arm them in this
country, and then there would be interposition ex-
pected of the American Government. There was no
proof that vessels already purchased were to be used
for cruising purposes, and unless there was no inter-
ference could be offered.




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