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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
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Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
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THE


BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.


No. 29-Vol. LI. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQUAS. 24s per Ann


Hamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, July 9, 187S.


Notice.

By Public Auction,

ON THU RIISDAY,
11th Instant, At 12 o'clock, M.
AT THE WHARF,
In Front of the Stores of the Undersigned,
A very Superior

:S Sail BOAT,
About 2j Tons.
With SPARS, SAILS, BALLAST, &c.
02 The above Boat is very Safe in Stormy
Weather.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Auctioneers.
,.Hamilton, July 1, 1878.

FOR SALE.


The Undersigned will


Sell,


BY TENDER
One Lot of Good Arable
LAND, 10 Acres,
In Smiths Parish, near Spittle Pond, with

f1 Three Houses
Thereon-Viz.:
HOUSE No. I-With Outhouses, Stables,
Tank, &c.
HOUSE No. 2-Tank, &c.
HOUS E No. 3 -Labourers' Cottage.
All in good order.
Tenders will be received TILL 20TH JULY,
when the highest, if otherwise approved of, will
be accepted.

For Rent,
The adjacent Tract of 15 Acres
Arabl tLand.
ALSO,
One HOUSE at Flatts Village,
suitable for a Store.
For further particulars apply to
EDWARD PENISTON,
Flatts Village,
July Ist, 1878.-2

Special Notice.
H. DUER EN desires to pay
his Bills, therefore he will commence
To-morrow

TO SELL OUT
IMIS EJ. TIRE STOCK,
At a SACRIFICE.
BOOTS usually Sold for 4/ and 5/, for 3/6.

PER BETA, BJHAMA AJVND

1000 PAIRS BOOTS,
Must be Sold.
Also, Large Quantity
Dry Goods, Clothing, &c.
Under DAM R ELL'S Photograph Rooms.

To Let,


Under his RESIDENCE.
Has been kept as Dry Good Store. No objec-
tion to other Business.
All DEMANDS against me must be rendered
for Settlement by the END OF THIS
MONTH, and those that BILLS have been
sent to, will be Sued after that date.
R. H. DUERDEN.
June 25, 1878.-3

Por Sale,
Two Small young

SMilch COWS,
Would suit Families living in Town, as they
are easily kept and quite tame. Parties wishing
A to purchase can obtain alm information about
them by applying at MOORLAND.
Devonshire, Ist July, 1878.-3


PRIVATE
BOARDING HOUSE E
North of Trinity Church,
HAMILTON, BERMUDA.


SCHEDULE OF DUTIES
Payable at the Treasury Office,
From 1st July, 1878, to 30th June, 1879, in-
clusive.


Arrowroot, unmanufactured, the 100
- pounds, 10 shillings 0 10
Arrowroot, manufactured, the pound,
sixpence 0 0
Alcohol
Arrack
Brandy I
Cordials the Gallon, four
Gin shillings 0 4
Peppermint Water
Shrub
Whiskey ,
Rum, the Gallon, four shillings 0 4
Wine of all kinds, 20 per cent ad va-
Slorem


On each and every Hhd.
Malt Li- thereof, not imported
quor, Ci- i in bottles
der, and When imported in bottles,
Perry called qrt. bottles, for each
and every dozen thereof
Cigars-the Thousand
or at the option of the Importer or
Consignee, on every pound weight
thereof
Tobacco of all. kinds
(other tkan Cigars) The Pound
and Snuff )
Cows, Calves, Heifers and Oxen--
per Head
And in all cases where such Duties are
imposed according to any specific
quantity, the same shall be deemed
to apply in the same proportion to'
any greater or less, quantity.
On all Goods imported, except arti-
cles subject to specific duties, and
those enumerated in the following
Table of Exemptions and such
Books as under the Act entitled
An Act to regulate the importa-
tion of Books and to protect the
British Author," are subject to an
Import Duty of fifteen per centum
-five per centum advalorem.
TABLE OF EXEMPTIONS.
Books, not reprints of British Publi-
cations; Bullion; Coin; Diamonds;
Fresh Fruit and Fresh Vegetables,
excepting Potatoes; Horses and
other Beasts and Provisions 'and
Stores of every description import-
ed for the use of Her Majesty's
Land and Sea Forces or of the Con-
vict Establishment in the event of
Convicts being hereaftertransported
to these Islands, being the property
of Her Majesty, on satisfactory
proof of their being the property of
Her Majesty, and Horses of Mili-
tary Officers brought into these Is-
lands as a necessary part of their
Military Equipment, subject to all
conditions, provisions and regula-
tions contained in any Act passed or
to be passed by the Legislature of
these Islands; Ice; Baggage, Ap-
parel and Professional Apparatus of
Passengers'; Personal Effects of In-
habitants of these Islands dying
abroad and not intended for sale;
Specimens of :Natural History;
Trees, Plants, and Shrubs for Plant-
ing; Goods and Animals imported
on account of.the Public of these
Islands by any Public Officer or
Committee, being the property of
the Public, or purchased at the Pub-
lic expense; Coals imported for the
use of Her Majesty's Land and Sea
Forces, and consigned to the proper
Officer of the Military and Naval
Departments.
Uniforms and other Articles imported
by Naval or Military Officers being
a part of their necessary Naval or
Military Equipment.
No Goods to be Warehoused unless
the duties amount to 5 or unless
intended for ulterior Market.
No Goods to be taken out of Ware-
house unless the duties amount to
2, &c.
Personal Property sold at Auction,
(property sold under process of any
Court or under the order of any
Judge as such, or belonging to Es-
tates of deceased persons only ex-
cepted) subject to duty of 2J per
cent. less 2J per cent. on such duty
to Auctioneers for collecting and
paying the same.
Parties exporting Goods are entitled
on certain conditions to the whole of
the duty paid' on the importation
thereof when the duty on the said
Goods amounts to 2.
Draw back of duties are allowed for
Goods sold to and becoming the
property of H. M. Government.
The Auctioneers' Bonds expire on the
30th June instant, and muwt then 5be
renewed. Auctioneers to make their
returns quarterly-within ten days
after the last days of March, June,
September and. December, respec-
tively.


Light Duties.
4d. the ton on Merchant Vessels.
Steam Packets carrying the Royal
Mails exceeding 600 tons or
plying with Passengers and
Freight 3


0
6


0


0


0 0


0 1
0 10


1 0


0 0


4 0


Do. Do. not exceeding 600 tons 1 4 0
Storeships and other Vessels wholly
employed in H. M. Service are ex-
empt from this duty.
JAMES TUCKER,
Receiver General
Revenue. Department, 2
June 27, 1878. .


1 am Instructed to Sell,
BY PUBLIC AUCTION,
o.r THUJtSD4IV,
18th Instant,
ON THE PREMISES,
All That
Parcel of LAND,
CONTAINING Three Acres or thereabouts,
situate in Paget Parish, next West of the
Dwelling House and Property belonging to the
Misses Gilbert, known 'as Rose Hill," and
which Parcel of Land is bounded on the EAST
by the above mentioned Property, known as
Rose Hill ;" on the SOUTH by -Land of the
Heirs and Devisees of Henry Smith, deceased ;
on the WEST by Land of Thomas J. Wadson
and on the NORTH by the Public- Road.
A large portion of this dLAND is'rich and
ai alle ; it is well Wooded and easy of access, and
would be a most eligible situation for the erec-
tion of a Residence.
JOHN HjIRNEETT.
Auctioneer.
Hamilton,,2nd July, 1878.

Please take Notice.
rTHE Subscriber while thankful for past Pa-
tronage, gives notice that he has THIS-
DAY adopted the
CASH SYSTEM,
Except in the case of Families dealing by, Pass
Book: other parties asking for accommodation
;will be respectfully refused,, for in many in-
stances where Credit is given, the result is po-
sitive loss or some unpleasantness.
WM. P. NELMES.
Warwick. July 1, 1878.
Money to be Lent,
On approved Mortgage Securities.
Apply to
MR. S. BROWNLOW GRAY)
Hamilton.
June 10, 1878.

Notice.
ALL DEMANDS against the Estate of WIL-
LIAM THOMAS ROBINSON, late of
Devonshire Parish, Stone Mason, deceased are
requested to be forwarded to MR. ROBERT
WHITE, Pembroke, on or before the-3lst day of
July, Instant.
All Persons INDEBTED to the said Estate
are required to make PAYMENT by the above
date.
tROB RTL WHLIT'r'E'


1st July, 1878


JtUVijUL Vt I. JI llEa, -
Executor.
MARY A. ROBINSON,
Executrix.
3.


For Rent,
With Immediate Possession,
.I Two Story Cottage
Delightfully Situated on the Southside of War-
wick Parish, with a Garden attached and every
convenience for a small Family.
Apply to
WM. P. NELMES.
Warwick, July 1, 1878.

PITCH PINE

LUMBER.


Expects to Receive,
A CHOICE CARGO OF THE
ABOVE,


In Assorted Sizes,
Scantling and Flooring,
On or about Ist JULY.
ALSO
OJV HAJfD,
From late Importations,
WHITE PINE


OF ALL KINDS.
The above wil be Sold at low rates to CASH
customers.
S. S. INGHAM.
0 4th June, 1878.


Great Reduction in
Prices.
SAMS at weight when opened 7~d1.
SHOULDERS 5 d.
PORK 6d., nice small pieces LARD Sd.
Pastry FLOUR- STARCHES in variety
Fresh BISCUITS in every Canima"
OATMEAL, very cheap
HOMINY BAR3 LEY S\MP
TEAS COFFEE, quite a variety
SENNA SALTS MANNA
GUM CAMPIIOR Tinct. MYRRII
Double Ext. of LE1MON and VANILLA
Also, variety of Patent 1MEL
CINE S
Rheumatic LINIMENT, &c.
J.C. KEENEY.


Reid St., Ilamilt


June 24, 1878,


t).



on.


AT STORE ADJOINING
Undersigned's Grocery,
OOTS SHOES SLIPPEI.IS
S-arness MATERIAL
Wood SCREWS TACKS
Cut NAILS
A great Variety of LAMPS and Lamp Fixtures
A lot of Handsome PRINTS
Heavy TICKING and SHEETING
CALICO CAMBRIC and GINGHAM
Styles
White and Brown COTTONS, 3d. to 6d, yard
BASKETS BROOMS Tin WARE
And American NOTIONS in great Variety.
J. C. KEENEY,
Reid Street, Hamilton,
Hamilton, June 24, 1878.


The Bermuda Ci-
gar Factory.
FIJHE Undersigned having received a lot of
1 HAVANA TOBACCO via New York
hascommenced

And will be pleased to Supply parties requir-
ing same. Quality guaranteed and no Cabbage.
The Subscriber is willing to give Instructions
in CIGAR, MAKING to one or two Young
Men who are desirous of making themselves
generally useful at the business, Terms made
kuown on application to


Hamilton, June 18th, 1M7.


Sug


,ar!
Ex. RO


T. SANCHEZ.
8.

Sugar!!
SVER,55


From Demerara,
Yellow Vacuum-pan--in Barrels
White Vacuum-pan do
Muscovado, in Barrels
At Low Rates for CASH.
S. S. INGHAM,
Hamilton, 25th February, 1878.


A Rare Chance of Spec-
utlation.
1 have been favored with Instruc-
tions to Sell,
*I Pery Valuable Property


; &A


Known as
Wade's Green,
At the Caicos Islands.


This desirable Freehold consists of about
1,800 acres of Land, a Large Dwelling, three
Out Houses, and quite a number of Fruit and
other Trees. About one half of the Land is not
only Arable, but very productive, (the other por-
tion is good Grazing Land), the Whole of it has
a good enclosure and will be sold at a very low
figure, and on accommodating terms.
For further particulars apply to
JOHN HARNETT,
Agent.
Hamilton, May 6, 1878.

NOTICE,
To all whom it may Concern.

THE Undersigned intending to
Close Business, respectfully requests all
Persons who are Indebted to him to pay their
respective Amounts on or before the 31st of
May next. All unsettled Accounts after that
date, unless satisfactory arrangement be made
for the same, WILL, WITI-IOUT FAIL, be
placed in legal hands for collection.
All Accounts against the Subscriber are re-
quested. to be rendered not later than 1st of
June, for adjustment.
BERMUDA PRODUCE purchased
throughout the Season, at Market prices.
JOHN HARNETT.


Hamilton, 9th April, 1878.


Colonial Secretary's Offe,
JUNE 29TH, 187 8.
THE following Act has been passed by the
- Legislature' of Bermuda during the pre-
sent Session, viz :-
No. 1.-An Act for raising a Revenue for the
support of the Government of these Her
Majesty's Islands and to appropriate certain
sums to the discharge of the expenses of
Government as therein expressed.
(In force to June 30th, 1879.)
R. E. WEBSTER,
3 Colonial Secretary.

Notice.

P ERSONS wishing. to purchase
Solid SILVER of any description, or
Plate, (f the Goldsmith Alliance, London, can
do so through the Undersigned and get full bene-
fit of the export discount. Illustrated Catalogue
will be furnished to make selection.
E. T. CHILD.
Hlamilton, 25th June, 1878.-4

Notice.
SpH Undersigned requests that all Persons
having received their ACCOUNTS from
him to 31st May ultimo, will please arrange
same.
The Subscriber begs to acquaint some of
those that have allowed their Accounts to re-
main unsettled for a length of time, that the
next reminder .they receive will be from a legal
quarter.
F. W. VOSSMER.
Reid St., Hamilton, June 3rd, 1878.

Notice.

house for Rent.

H1ORS.J forSale..


THEll COMMODIOUS
a Dwelling HO 10SE,
Belle Vale,"
At present occupied by the Subscriber, is for
Rent. Possession given about 1st July ensuing.
The Subscriber will Sell one of the iHOR-
SES he owns. Purchaser can have choice of
Two Hlorses.
Apply in all the present Week.
B. E. DICKINSON,


Fi


front Street, Hamilton,
No. 27 & 28, June 18th, 1878.

.attention.


F


Two Hundred Empty

'Jour Barrels,
Round Hooped,
At One Shilling andl Three Pence each.
For Sale by


W. J. HIENEY.
Hamilton, May 29th, 1878. .


On hand


from last Importationi


2 fine Horses,
Suitable for Ileavy Draft. Height 15.& 15.2,
THEO. OUTERBRIDGE,
Hamilton, July 1, 1878.*

NOVA SCOTIA
Steam J marble 4' Gran-
ite WORKS,
H8 L 1 f 64 X,9
Argyle Street, opposite St. Paul's Church.
M ONUMENTS, HEADSTONES
Tomb TABLETS
Grave MARKS irr 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

Wanted.
A Young or Middle aged

W 0 MAN,
Who can Read and Write and willing to make
herself generally useful-Liberal Wages will be
given.
Apply at the "' METROPOLITAN ,IOTEL."
Queen Street, H amilton, ?
June lIth, 1878.


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


Date


1878.
. July 1
2
3
4
5
6
7


30-M27
30-138
30-186
30-197
30-047
29-823
29-969


Wind
9a.m.





E 1
0 e'l
SE 1
SE 1
SW 1
NW 3
NE 2


Temperature previous
:?4 hours.


0
88o9
86-1
85-7
89-5
86-5
82-7
81 -2


0
70'6
71 -6
75-0
70-0
73-0
74-2
71-2


Sg 5 .57

0 o
146'0 60-5
150-2 59-6
147-2 65-5
153-6 63-9
153-0 63-3
145-0 62-1
141-8 62-'3


Hlamilton, July 9, 1878.

CUSTOM HOUSE-HAMILTON.
ENTERED.
July 4-Barque B. R. Gratitude, McDonald, Cardiff;
842 tons coal for government.-Agents, N. T. But-
terfield & Son.
8-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York; as-
sorted cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
CLEARED.
July 1-Schr. Isabel Alberto, Tooker, New York;
2,927 boxes onions, 20 tons logwood and fustic, 4 tons
junk, 2 casks old metal and copper, 284 empty casks,
2-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York.
3-Barque Wave Queen, Peak, Halifax, N. S.
6-Schr. H. T. Potter, Anderson, Baltimore.
Brigt. Rover, White, Martinique; 478 empty casks, 73
bis. potatoes.
8-Barque Sir G. F. Seymour, Watlington, England ;
300 tons government stores, 780 ox hides, 78 casks
tallow, 19 casks skins, 23 casks bones, 1 cask horns.
1 cask old metal, 1 cask lead, 1 box honey, 308 half
bls. and 14 kegs arrowroot, 195 empty casks.
PASSENGERS ARRIVED.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, on Sunday last from
New York, Messrs. W. J. Kay, and R. Bennett,-2nd
Cabin, Gunther. i
PASSENGERS SAILED.
In the Sir G. F. Seymour, Mrs. Ramsey, and Messrs.
Edward Zuill, Thomas Hunt, William Ingham and
Herbert Burrows.
The Royal Mail Steamer Beta, hence at Halifax in
69 hours.
The latest English Mail received per Canima is 23rd
June.
The Portugese Bark Minerva from Oporto bound to
New York, in ballast, was spoken by Pilot Fox off the
East End of these Islands on Sunday. All well. I
Blaney Brothers and the Satellite were up at London
for Bermuda June 22nd, the former to leave on 25th,
the latter not stated. r
.Jonravian left London for Bermuda June 19th.

NAVAL APPorNTmENTTS.-Lieut. C. H. Cochrane
to be Flag-lieut. to Sir E. A. Inglefleld, Command-
er-in-Chief of the North American and West India
Station. I
Capt. John A. Fisher, late of the Bellerophon, to
the Hercules, Flagship of Admiral Sir A. C. Key,
K.C.B. Paymaster Herbert F. Roe, to be Secre-
tary to Admiral Sir A. C. Key, K.C.B. Assistant
Paymaster F. E. G. Dent to the Hercules as Secre-
tary's Clerk.
Lieut. F. W. Wyley to the Duke of Wellington.
Rear-Admiral Leveson Somerset has been ap-
pointed to the Senior Torpedo Class to be formed at
Portsmouth on July 3.
Admiral Sir A. C. Key has already given the
turret-ships an airing in the Channel, having shifted
his flag to the Thunderer on Tuesday, and taken in
company the Hydra, Prince Albert, Hecate and
Gorgon for a preliminary cruise. The Cyclops
developed a defect in her machinery on the passage
round from Plymouth, but it has been made. good
by her own engineers.-Army and Navy Gazette,
June 22.
Lieutenant Dickenson, of the Rupert, has been
attached to the senior officer's ship at Besika Bay,
with instructions to make arrangements for the
formation of a rifle range at that place. It is in-
tended to send small-arm men and Marines in small
parties from all the ships at Gallipoli and Xeros to
go through a course of ball practice, Admiral
Hornby being afraid they may have lost some of
their skill in handling a musket by their long ab.
ence from Malta.
19TH FooT.-Supy, Capt. and Brevet Major A.
B. Morgan to be Major, vice Brevet Lieut.-Colonel
J. Anderson, retired on a pension; May 11, 1878.
Major Morgan is posted to the 2nd Battalion on
promotion from the Supy. List.
Capt. Paterson, 1st Battalion, has been posted to
the depot at Richmond, on promotion.
19th Regiment dined at Willis's Rooms, London,
on the 7th June. Present-Cols. Bates, Chippen,
dale and Jerome; Majors Levett and Calley; Cap-
tains Biscoe, Knox, Macdonald and Uniake; Messrs.
Warburton and Rogers.
20TH FoOT.-Major and Brevet Lieut.-Col. F. L.
Edridge to be Lieut.-Col., vice G. E. Francis, re-
tired on a pension; May 11, 1878. Captain H. RB.
Bowlby to be Major, vice Brevet Lieut.-Col. F. L.
Edridge; May 11, 1878. Lieut. C. G. Collingwood
to be Capt., vice H. R. Bowlby; May 11, 1878.

In the House of Commons on Monday (June 17)
Capt. Price asked the First Lord of the Admiralty
when the reorganization of the clerical staff of the
dockyards is likely to be proceeded with, and whe-
ther, pending such reorganization, the Admiralty
will follow the precedent established by them in
the case of the Admiralty clerks, who, in February
last, received an increase of pay as a preliminary
to their reorganization ? Mr. W. H. Smith said
the reorganization of the clerical staff .of the dock-
yards would be proceeded with as soon as the re-
organization of the clerical staff in London was
completed. He was unable to hold out any pros-
pect of increased pay, seeing that the circumstances
under which the increase was granted in London
were wholly dissimilar to those which prevailed
pt the dockyards.

GREAT EXPECTATIONS.
PHILADRLPIIA, June 18,-.-The Jennings Association
met at Camden, N. J., to-day, to take action ins refer.-


once to the measures necessary to prosecute their title
to a finil determination before the Courts of England,
to-secure the large estate said to have been left by
Samuel Jennings, Henry Jennings and Isaac Jenn-
ings, who came to America between the years 1666,
anl 1709. Quite a large number of persons were pre-
sent. The heiri in New-Jersey number about 1,835,
and the value of the estate in England is said to be
8300,000,000. A committee, consisting of two claim-
ants Irom each branch of the Jennings family, was ap-
pointed to look into the matter of collecting money
for the employment of counsel to prosecute the case.
The Court of Queen's Bench in England, in a case
against the Victoria Graving Dock Company, has de-
cided that it is illegal for an agent to accept commis-
Oions from both parties to a transaction which he has
brought about at the instance of one.
The birthday of George III, was celebrated at Eton
College on the 4th of June. There were speeches, a
musical service, an unveiling of the monument of Dr.
Hawtrey, late Provost of the college, a cricket match,
rowing regatta, and fireworks,


THE BERLIN CONGRESS.
One point has been reached by the Congress
which demonstrates itself, and that is, the occupa-
tion of Bosnia and Herzegovina by Austria. In
this way, the Power which more than all others
waits upon fortune, the hesitating ally which stands
ready to take all benefits and avoid all sacrifices, ia
the first to profit by the deliberations at Berlin.
For the two Provinces are gains to Austria, and
though Hungary objects to their acquisition, they
are too great an advantage as a territorial balance
and check to powerful neighbours, for Count An-
drassy to hesitate to take and hold them. Servia
and gallant little Montenegro are to be free, and
are also to benefit by territorial additions. Bessa-
rabia which Russia once lost by war, is now to be
retroceded to her, and other territory in its place,
is to be given to complaining Roumania. The line
of the Balkans has been reserved to the Turks, and
Greece has been allowed to present her claims and
is promised more territory and other material ad-
vantages. To understand all that has been done
and is doing, one must follow on a map the new
lines which are established, and the changes which
have been made in parcelling out territory. The
Bulgarian question which was deemed so trouble-
some is said to be arranged, though the exact terms
and particulars of the arrangement are not set--
tled or published. The Turks were very disgusted
by thedoings of the Congress, and the Sultan scarcely
knows whether to resist its decrees and placate his
people, or accede to them at the risk of revolution.
It may be all right enough for the Congress to allot
the Christian Principalities which have been sub-
ject to the Crescent, but the extent to which these
territorial reforms are carried promises to leave the
Turk little or nothing. Prince Gortschakoff may
after the model of Richelieu, let his weakness and
his tears emphasize the appeals in which he sets
forth the great concessions his master is making
for peace; and Lord Beaconsfield may make the
finest speech of the Congress as he admits the amia-
bility of Russia. All this, as it is told, is very fine,
but the stupid Turk finds no comfort in it, and the
splendor of the surgery does not reconcile him to
the amputations he is undergoing. It is little
wonder, then, that Turkey winces and protests, or
that her representatives, staggered by the drift of
the Congress, should pause and send home for in-
structions and declare that the Moslem may as well
die resisting as be wiped out of existence. If Bis-
marck and Beaconsfield have made up their minds,
the protests and delays will.not probably accomplish
much; but the cry which may soon come from Con,
stantinople, where the doings of the Congress puts
in great peril, the Sultan and his government, may
have some effect.
In England, the feeling is not one of satisfaction
either, and the restiveness is greater among the
Conservatives than in the Liberal ranks. Ever
since the publication of the agreement between
Russia and England, which seems to have been
genuine, as a Foreign Office Clerk is being prosecu-
ted for divulging it-ever since this publication,
the Conservatives have been a bit bewildered.
They cannot reconcile its provisions with the strong
positions taken in the Salisbury Circular. The
bold attitude of the Circular, its claims of authority
for Turkey and of preservation of the balances of
power as existing before the late war, seem to
shrink and fade in the words of the Schouvaloff
agreement and the reported action of the Congress.
The best that the Times" can say is, that in such
cases the extremists on either side must be disap.
pointed. But the Liberals, or Mr. Gladstone's part
of them, are not disappointed. The freedom of the
Christian Provinces from the harsh rule of the Turk
is one thing they favored; the leaving of Turkey
to its fate rather than incur a war, is another. It
was the Conservatives who rallied the nation to the
cry of Eastern supremacy for England. Yet, if the
agreement and the intimations which come from
Berlin, are to be trusted, Lord Beaconsfield is not
carrying out his own plans, but the more moderate
ones he first opposed. It must be said, however,
that the Congress is not yet through, and that Lord
Beaconfield's achievements, if fully and correctly
reported up to the present time, are not yet con-
cluded. He will not meet Parliament without
having something to tell, enough at least for a rhe-
torical, if not a diplomatic, success. If it is true as
reported, that he aspires to a dukedom, he. will do
something to satisfy the country as well as his
party. He is still the most observed figure of the
Congress. The Crown Princess of Germany (the
Princess Royal of England), has been marked in
her attentions. One of the stories from Berlin is
that she sent him a bouquet the centre of which
was a strawberry plant, fruit and leaves; and this
was interpreted as a hint and an encouragement of
the aspirations with which the Premier is credited,
and which he intends his success at the Congress to
realise for him.

HORSE RACING.
Quite a number ofspectators assembled at the Shelly
Bay race course on Friday last to witness a challenge
race, which was said would take place between Mr.
Alonzo Peniston's chestnut mare "Topsy" and Dr.
T. H. Outerbridge's bay mare "Mollie Darling," for
20 a side. As the race was reported to take place at
5*30, "Mollie Darling" not having put in an appearance
at that hour, the spectators began to grow very uneasy,
fearing they were not destined to enjoy the sport they
had anticipated, as well as "Mollies" backers, who
seemed sadly disappointed, while "Topsy's" staunch
supporters wished the challenge had been the other
way in prder that she might walk over the ground and
claim the stakes. But this suspense was not long to
last, for shortly after six o'clock, in the pleasant cool of
the evening, wild was the excitement when "Mollie


Darling" was proclaimed in sight; then all the throng
centered to the stand and winning post, to witness a
most exciting race, (the cause of "Mollie Darling"
being late was in consequence of a heavy rain squall.)
A splendid start was effected; no two horses ever
going off more evenly; but Mollie Darling" soon
took the lead and would probably have made the best
record on the Shelly Bay race course, had not her rider
reined her in at the falling ground and S. W. corner,
when Topsy" came up and led for a short distance
round the turn ; but on the home stretch Mollie Dar-
ling" was allowed full scope again and came in an
easy winner by 3 or 4 lengths. The following is the
summary: Challenge Race, Topsy" and "Mollie
Darling" one half mile, catch weights. W. S. Penis-
ton,Esqr., starter ; Capt. J. Peniston, course clearer;
T. J. Pearman, Esqr., M. C. P., Judge.
Dr. T.' H. Outerbridge's b m "Mollie Dar-
ling" (owner).............................................. 1
Mr. Alonzo Peniston's ch m Topsy" (owner)... 2
Time 56 seconds.
After which there was a scratch race for all comers.
Four contestants came to the starting post.-Capt. J.
Peniston's br g Jack," Mr. E. Zuill's ch g "Dex-
ter", Mr. A. Peniston's ch m "Topsy," and Mr.
Zuill's ch m Irene." Half mile, catch weights.
Mr. E. Zuill's ch g Dexter" (owner).................. 1
Capt. J. Peniston's br g Jack" (owner).............. 2
.Mr. A. Peniston's ch m Topsy" (owner)............ 0
Mr. Zuill's ch m "Irene" Mr. C. Zuill's............... 0
A donkey race between Mr. E. Peniston's gr
" Jinny" and Mr. C. Smith's "Jack." Purse of one
sovereign ; last one in to win.
Mr E. Peniston s Jinny" (owner)..................... 1
Mr. C. Smith's Jack," Mr. Jacson.................... 2
being last, was declared winner.
Another donkey race for a smaller purse finished
the evening's amusement, and the spectators soon after
wended their way home, seemingly as much gratified
as though they had been to see the Newmarket" or the
"Derby."

ATHENS, June 27.-Greece has concluded a loan
in Paris of $10,000,000.
The Turkish Admiral has requested all Foreign
ships in the harbor of Canea to leave. Fighting
bas been going on for three days at Apocoronia,


THE LATE MISS SUSAN M. WOOD.
The late Miss Wood was, for many years, a suc-
cessful teacher in Bermuda, and educated a large
number of Ladies who have taken their positions
in various parts of the world. Of good natural
abilities, high moral character, and fair accomplish-
ments she took a delight in the business or tuition,
and with what benefit those who can recall her
kind but firm reproofs and encouragements .can
best attest. There are indeed few Ladies in whom
so large a share of responsibility has rested, having
in the course of her long career, been brought into
contact with so many pupils the moulding of whose
characters was due to her. In early life Miss
Wood's family circumstances were such as to ren-
der the work of tuition an unlikely occupation;
but, when the tide of fortune turned, she betook
herself with energy and delight to this work. She
largely contributed to charity. She gratuitously
educated many whose circumstances were unequal
to the cost; and, in several instances we believe, in
after life when success followed them the recipients
of her favours have substantially recognized their
gratitude. Education has now become scientific,
the labour is more divided and the system is more
thorough, so that an experience like Mi-ss Wood's
is becoming extremely rare. Miss Wood will be
gratefully remembered in Bermuda beyond which
her reputation extended.

W" An Entertainment was given in the Theatre,
Ireland Island, on Tuesday, July 2nd, which ap-
peared to afford considerable pleasure to those who
attended. Its object was to aid in giving prizes to
the children of the Dockyard Schools. The Band
of the R. M. L. I. Detachment played in excellent
style some very pretty marches and other pieces of
music during the evening The school children
themselves sang very heartily and with good taste
some simple songs. Mrs. Holt rendered, with great
feeling, two pathetic songs, describing the sad
dreamings of a poor blind girl, and Mr. Dumaresq,
46th, sang one of those tender ditties so peculiarly
suited to his voice. Great applause was most pro-
perly bestowed upon Mrs. Thomas, for the brilliant
manner in which she played a piece upon the Piano
and for her excellent accompaniments to the various
songs.
Two new performers appeared upon the stage,
and convulsed the audience with their humorous
songs and recitations. One was described as Mr.
Gregory from the Provinces, the other as Mr. Cook
of London. We are very glad that the Bermuda
stage is enriched by the acquisition of two such
stars. In the middle of the evening Mr. Harbord
talked for half an hour about the earth, illustrating
what he said with some very good diagrams. On
the whole in spite of the heat of the evening a very
pleasant two hours was spent., and it is to be hoped
that a series of varied entertainments of the kind,
of which this forms the second, will tend to divert
now and then the thoughts of the Ireland Islanders
and Boazites from dwelling too much upon those
subjects so difficult to avoid, "heat and musquitos."
T.O.

THE BRITANNIC," 335 Broadway, New York,
22nd June, 1878.
To the Editor Berinuda Royal Gazette,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
SIR,-The rabid and systematic attacks of the New
York Herald, on the Political, Financial and Commer-
cial interests of Great Britain-in whatever portion of
the globe they may be situated-has engendered a very
bitter feeling in the minds of H. B. M's subjects now
residing in the United States of America, whose num -
her cannot be much less than one million ; and it has
been determined that an organ of the Fourth Estate
shall be inaugurated to counteract the absurd heresies
that are promulgated so profusely by the Press in this
Republic respecting England's position with regard to
the Turco-Russian War, the Indian famine, the liali-
fax award and various other matters; therefore, on
Saturday the 27th July next, The Britannic will ap-
pear as a Weekly Newspaper entirely devoted to the
interests of H. B. M's subjects in the United States
and elsewhere.
The Paper will contain about 48 columns of reading
matter, and the price will be 10 cents. The above field
of enterprise has never been occupied, and the Britan-
nic will be the only British Newspaper in the United
States, and from the support already assured me I
have every hope that the venture will prove a successful
one. It is my intention to forward you a copy of the
Paper, with the hope that immediately on the receipt
of this Letter you will kindly forward me your last
issue, and place me on your list of exchanges.
I remain,
Sir,
Yours very sincerely,
( AUGS. FISHER.
-Proprietor f Editor.

Referring to the great number of men that went
down with the Grosser Kurfurst, the Cologne Ga-
zette thinks it is high time public attention were
drawn to the almost unpardonable omission in the
training of German sailors. "It is well known,"
it says, "that among the populations of sea-coasts,
and among sailors generally, there exists a sort of
superstition against acquiring the art of swimming.
It is even asserted by them that death by drown-
ing becomes much more dreadful for him who use-
lessly battles for dear life with the waves than for
him who sinks to the bottom at once because unable
to swim. But how many sailors, it may be asked,
get miserably drowned with approaching succour
before their very eyes ? How many would be saved
if they were able to keep themselves afloat for just a
few minutes ? Unfortunately, the foundering of
the Grosser Kurfurst has afforded another proof of
the vital usefulness of swimming to sailors. But
it is much more dreadful to think of what has been


told us by eye-witnesses, that many a brave fellow
was prevented from saving himself by swimming
through another unacquainted with the art cling-
ing to him and dragging him down with himself
into a watery grave. Is it not a shame that those
of our sailors and marines who are able to swim
are exposed to this additional danger from their
own comrades ? It is imperatively necessary that
all the crews of our navy should be compelled to
undergo instruction in swimming, and that no
exception should be made to this rule." We can
only re-echo the views of our contemporary.-Ar-
my and Navy Gazette, June 15.

'SEAMEN'S WAGES IN CASE OF DISASTER ENDING THE
VOYAGE.-On the morning of the 4th of February, 1876,
the steamship Galveston, while on a voyage from New
York for Port au Prince, ran on a coral reef oh the
island of Maryguane. The crew remained on the
beach until the 16th of the same month, taking the
cargo on shore and protecting it. Provisions having
run out, they were sent to Nassau, and there remain-
ed under instructions of the captain till the 10th of
March. The owners of the steamship, Messrs. Charles
Mallory and others, refused to pay the wages of the
crew from the time the vessel ran aground, February
10. until March 10, when they were discharged. This
refusal was based on the grounds that the term of en-
gagement of the crew is always brought to an end by
the wreck of a vessel, and they are entitled to wages
only to the time of the disaster. A suit was entered
in the United States District Court in the name of
John R. Carlton et al. against Charles Mallory et al.
to recover wages for the crew for the time indicated.
The decision was handed down by Judge Choats yes-
terday. He holds that this was a different case from
where a vessel became a total wreck ; that the master
was justified in detaining the crew while he thought
there was a chance of getting the vessel off, and that
the seamen were entitled to their wages for the time
so detained. Hence he renders a decree for the
plaintiffs.


Late from the UT:trd States aind Eu-
rope. I
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat, n
arrived at her wharf, in this town at 2 p.m. of Sun- a
day last, having left New York at 10 a.m. of Thurs. a
day the 4th. T
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat. Mr. Pur- s'
ser Clark, 1st Officer Mr. Mitchell, 2nd Officer Mr. I
Astwood, and Mr. Miller, 2nd Engineer, for files of s
papers up to the day of leaving.
Gold in New York on 4th 1001ths. e
Shares Delaware and Hudson Canal 571th. o
The health of Prince Gortschakoff being gener- t
ally broken, it will probably be necessary to appoint
his successor. s
The London Central News is authority for the s
statement that Lrrd Dufferin has consented to ac- t
cept an extension of his appointment as Governor- e
General of the Dominion of Canada.
A dispatch to the Times from Amsterdam says an
American has been arrested there for offering to
sell Russian bonds of 1862 to the amount of $10,- A
000, which were stolen last year in Calais, France.
A clerk in the British Foreign Office has been b
arraigned in the Bow Street Police Court, charged
with having communicated the memorandum of the d
agreement between England and Russia to the
Daily Globe. He was held to bail. t
-- r
LATEST CABLE NEWS.
Rumors of Difficulties at the Congress-Bismarck's f
Views-Altitude of Germany.
LONDON, July 4.-The Post's despatch from Ber-
lin states that the territory granted to Roumania
does not include Silistria. The Russians have
abandoned all claim for Batoum. Lord Odo Rus- i
sel, Count Schouvaloff and Prince Hohenlobe in i
conversation admit that fiesh difficulties have
arisen. It is said these difficulties concern the 1
frontiers of Eastern Roumania.
Difficulties Arising..-The Times' Berlin despatch i
confirms the report that difficulties have arisen on
minor questions. The bitter comments of English d
and Russian newspapers on the concessions granted
or gained by their respective plenipotentiaries have ]
made the plenipotentiaries indisposed to yield any- p
thing; thus the question of the possession of
Wanja and Pirot has been discussed four days
without reaching a settlement. Discussion on the
question as to the division of the Sandjak of Sofia
has lasted a week, England desiring to secure the
Ichtiman line of defence for Roumelia.
Bismarck's Opinion.-In connection with these
differences the Times' correspondent gives an ac-
count of an interview with Prince Bismarck on
Tuesday night. Prince Bismarck said he wished h
for peace, and had contributed to it as much as
possible since he could clearly see his way. Eng-
land has achieved a magnificent success in limiting
Bulgaria and in regard to the Straits. Her prepa- 4
rations had proved she could become a great mili-
tary power; but war between Eugland and Russia
would menace everyone. HIe said this because he
was convinced there would be peace now that the
Bulgarian question had been settled. However
serious account must be taken of Russia's sacrifices
during the war and concessions since. Despite the
admirable disposition of Count Schouvaloff there o
might be a limit to his desire for peace. He con-
sidered neither the English nor Russians did jus-
tice to their representatives,
Germany will Stand Aloof.-If war after all un-
happily arose, Germany, having done all possible
for peace, would be able to stand aloof on guard.
He considered Batoum the real difficulty. The
Russians had a good case. He should be delighted
to hear they had made concessions; but he hoped
the matter would be settled outside the Congress.
He thought the Turks would yield to Austria but
not to Greece.
Batoum Still Unsettled.-The Times' correspon-
dent at Berlin telegraphs that the Batoum question
is still under negotiation. Renewed reports are
current that the Porte has uncompromisingly
refused to permit Austrian occupation, but resist-
ance is not anticipated.

The Attempt on Emperor William's Life-Accused
Persons Discharged.
LONDON, July 2.-A Berlin dispatch to the Post
says: All the persons arrested in connection with
Dr. Nobilling's attempt upon the Emperor Wil-
liam's life, or on suspicion of being his accomplices,
have been liberated. Nobilling's youngest brother
was discharged from custody last week.
Party Disorders in France.-PARIS, July 2.-
Slight rioting has been going on at Marseilles for
some days past in consequence of a recent attempt
of the Ultramontanes to get up a political demon-
stration by decorating the statue of a former bishop.
To-night-a mob invaded the offices of the Legiti-
mist newspaper, and endeavored to overthrow the
statue. The police dispersed the mob and arrested
126 persons.
[Franco-American Commercial Treaty. PARIS,
July 2.-The committee intrusted wIth the task of
drawing up a Franco-American treaty of commerce
held a meeting to-day. Approbation of M. Leon
Chotteau's action while in the United States as de-
legate from the committee was expressed. It was
also affirmed that the committee's sole object was
to conclude an internationaLconvention by which
importations from the United States would be in-
creased and the interests of both countries be ser-
ved.
Pan-Anglican Synod.-LONDOD, July 2.-The
Pan-Anglican Synod assembled to-day at Lambeth


Palace. Ninty bishops were present at the first
meeting. Communion was partaken of in the Lam-
beth Palace chapel. The Archbishop of Canter-
bury afterward presided over the conference. He
urged that the question of maintaining the faith
against infidelity be the principal subject' of the
thoughts of the delegates.
A debate on the best mode of maintaining union
among the various Anglican churches followed.
The Bishops of Pittsburgh and Louisiana and sev-
eral English and colonial bishops spoke. The mat.
ter was finally referred to a committee.
Emperor William's Condition.-An official bulle-
tin, issued in Berlin yesterday, announces that the
condition of the Emperor is unchanged.
The Emperor of Morocco Not Dead.-The London
Record publishes a letter, dated Mogador, Morocco,,
June 23, which denies the report of the death of'
the Emperor of Morocco, and declares that he is
in good health.
American Bishops in London.-During July, and
probably for a longer period, the pulpit of St.
Paul's, London, will be occupied by American
and colonial bishops. Next Sunday the Bishop of
Albany, N.Y., preaches in the morning, the Bishop
of Pennsylvania in the afternoon, and the Bishop
of Ohio in the evening.
The Pan-Anglican Synod.-The Pan-Anglican
Synod to-day discussed the subject of boards of ar-
bitration for non-established churches and the re-
lations between missionary bishops and the missi-
onaries of sister churches. The bishops of Ohio,
Pennsylvania and Niagara took part in the discus-
sion on the relations between bishops and the mis-
sionaries of sister churches. The Lord Mayor of
London gave a dinner to the members of the Synod
at the Mansion House to-night. Nearly one hun-
dred bishops were present. When the health of
the American bishops was proposed the Bishop of
New York returned thanks and testified to the.;
kindness with which he and his colleagues had '
been everywhere received.


International Law Comference.-The Lord Chief
Baron of England is expected to preside at the an-
ual conference of the Association for the Reform
nd Codification of the Law of Nations, to be held
t Frankfort, Germany, Augst 20. Mr. Bayard
'aylor, United States Minister at Berlin, will as-
ist at the conference if his official duties permit'
n well informed circles it is the opinion that the
success of the Congress now in session at Berlin
would impart a powerful Impetus to the gen.
ral movement toward the establishment of a code
f international law and a system of arbitration for
he settlement of difficulties among nations.
LONDON, June 26.-A telegram from Portsmouth
ays that orders have been received at the naval
station there to dispatch three Indian troopships
o Malta. The circumstance causes considerable
excitement, as it is reported that these vessels
will be employed to take back the Indian contingent.

RECORD OF ONE DAY'S CRIME, &o.,
As appears in the New York Herald of the 3rd inst.
J. P. Deering walking in Wall Street wab shot
by Foster Howell.
A Brooklyn Saloon Keeper clubbed a man to
leath because he owed him a small sum of money.
A police detective attempted to shoot a citizen in
he Street, and when the citizen assisted in his ar-
est, he stabbed him.
Two men killed in St. Louis, consequent on a
action spirt.
Henry D. Rothermel, the Cashier of the Mount
Carmel Savings Bank, killed himself.
Myron A. Buell, committed to jail in Olsego
County, for murdering 'atherine Mary Richards.
A boy named Richardson was killed by the cavr
ng in of a coal mine at Cairo. The boy's father so
injured at same time that his life is dispaired of.
Mr. James S. Bedlow, Superintendent of the W.
U. Telegraph Company, Portland, was drowned in
attempting to save the life of his daughter, who had
gonp beyond her depth, but was saved.
Two girls Willimina Hammond and Mary were
drowned at Huntsville while bathing.
The body of Jacob Cryst was-found at Paterson,
New Jersey, with two bullet holes in his head. No
pistol was found near him.
Grave fears are entertained for the safety of an
aged gentleman, two young men and a young girl,
who had left Lynn, Mass., in a row boat.
Four robbers were arrested at Troy for complici-
ty in robbing the Treasurer of the Troy Hosiery
Mills of $3,000.
Charles A. Morrell, formerly a special agent of
the Treasury Department, more recently a Night
Inspector of Customs, was arrested at St. Francisco
for complicity in the smuggling of opium, silks and
other goods into that port.
In a conflict between a large band of tramps and
a crowd of thugs and thieves at Astoria, on the
Chicago, Burlington, and Quincy Railway, the
tramps killed one and fatally wounded two of their
assailants.
Four stores were destroyed by incendiaries a
Bay Street, Jacksonville, Florida, on 2nd July
Loss $30,000.
The Steamer Capital City and the "Elevator
store," containing a thousand barrels oil, and much
other inflammable matter, at Memphis, Tennessee,
was destroyed by fire July 2nd--believed to be the
work of incendiaries, as the fire appeared on the
ship and in the store at the same moment. Loss
$200,000.
Theodore Cook's sawmill, Springfield, Mass., de.
stroyed by fire July 2. The fire is believed to be of
incendiary origin.
Robbery of Grove & Aull's Brokers Office, Phila-
delphia, July 2, by two men in midday, who took~
package containing twelve $1000 bonds.
Charles E. Lord, discharged from employ of
Morse Brothers, Boston, arrested and confessed
pilfering from his late employers $10,000 worth of
goods. P. E. Dolan who received the stolen pro-
perty was also arrested.
George Gessler, the absconding county Treasurer,
Canton, Ohio, was arrested at Hamilton, Ontario,
on July 2. He is charged with embezzling $60000.
A coach from Deadwood, Wy., July 1 with six
passengers, was attacked, by "road agents," the
passengers drawn up in line and four of them rob-
bed; on coming to the fifth he drew his revolver
and shot one of the robbers, who fell on his knees
but rallied, but was shot in turn before he could fire
a second shot, when the robbers retreated.
John D. Wright, No. 89 South Street, stabbed
by his brother is still alive.
George Bloom, a labourer- ell from the tower
of the Church on 23rd streefl between 7th and 8th
Avenue on the 2nd July and received severe acalp
wounds.
A stranger stabbed Herman Krahner, the propri-
eter of a lager beer saloon, No. 98, common street,
because K. attempted, to stop his leaving the saloon
after drinking the beer and refusing to pay for it.
The bridge of a Brooklyn Bath, recently opened,
fell in, killing a boy who happened to be under it
at the time.
John Magie, aged 12 years, was found drowned
in the Passaic River July 2.
A man jumped overboard from the Ferryboat
Superior at the foot of Broadway, Williamsburgh,
July 2 and was drowned.
An intoxicated man fell from the pier foot of East
84th street July 2 and was drowned.
The number of deaths in the City of New York
week ending June 29, 1878, was 554.
The corpse of another prominent citizen has been
discovered in the pickling vats of the Ann Arbor
Medical College.

WOMAN'S OPPOSITION TO THIE BALLOT.-A Female


Suffrage bill has again been defeated in the British
House of Commons-this time by a majority of sev-
enty-nine. These bills are known by queer names,
which convey no idea of their drift. This one was
entitled the 1' Woman's Disabilities Removal." Its
object was to give the ballot to unmarried women.
The friends of the bill thought they had gained a
strong point by limiting the suffrage to spinsters and
widows, thereby meeting the objection often made to
the other bills, viz.: That married women were al-
ready represented at the polls by their husbands. The
proposition made was in its least offensive form, and it
was voted down. Why? Simply and solely because
the unmarried women of England do not want it.
The opinion of the immense majority of that class
was wholly adverse to it. The women whom it is
proposed to liberate" don't wish to be liberated."
Their opposition, outspoken or silent, but strongly
felt, has always killed off this kind of bills. As long
as women themselves are hostile to this extension of
the Suffrage, what shall the poor fellows in Parliament
and Congress do but vote, as Pickwick shouted, "with
the majority." It is undoubtedly true both in Eng-
land and in the United States that it the women plain-.
ly showed a desire to appear at the hustings with men
on election day, that dubious honor and privilege
would be granted to them out of hand. Until then
the voice of women is best obeyed in withholding suff.
rage from the sex.-New York Journal of Commerce,
July 3.

Twelve of the principal chess players in the world
are entered in the International Chess Congress at
Paris. Winawer, of Russia, is ahead, having won
eight games and lost none; Blackburn, of London,
coming next with seven games won and one lost;
Mackenzie, of New York, has won three games and
lost five.
The brig Como, which sailed from Halifax, June
26, for London, took out $62,000 worth of canned
lobsters.


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!EF'lMUNjTDA fROYAL GAZETT'l.i-


CUBA.
HAVANA, July 3, 1878.-The Official Gazette pub-
lishes the following royal decree dated Madrid,
June 21 :-
ARTICLE 1.-The organic municipal and provin-
cial laws in force in Spain, modified according to
article 89 of the monarchial constitution, shall be
promulgated and observed in Cuba under a provi-
sional character.
ART. 2.-My Government will inform the Cortes
of this decree according to said article of the con-
stitution.
The thermometer marked 98 degrees in the shade
at Albany, N. Y., July 2. The extreme heat caused
an expansion of the rails which threw from the
track of the Boston, Concord and Montreal Rail-
road, a train near Tilton, N. H., demolishing the
locomotive and slightly injuring the engineer and
fireman.
The British Channel squadron has left Suda Bay,
Island of Crete, with sealed orders.
COLONEL N. B. S. ELDmED.-We were much
shocked in meeting with the following announce-
ment in the New York Herald, of the 4th inst. --
Auburn, N.Y., July 3, 1878.-Colonel N. B. S.
Eldred committed suicide to-day by a revolver."
Colonel Eldred was well known in Bermuda,
where he spent the last four or five winters, in
consequence of a spinal affection which compelled
him to seek a milder climate at that season of
the year than his own native Auburn. Colonel E.
secured, by his affable and gentlemanly manner,
the sincere friendship of many in these Islands.

A Supplement of Five Col-
umns accompanies this issue of the "Ga-
zette." It contains:
The Proceedings of the Hon. Legislative Council
July 5,
The Proceedings of the Hdn. House of Assembly,
July 5th and 8th,
Cricket Match at Prospect between Officers and
Non-Commissioned Officers 46th Regiment,
Death of the Queen of Spain,
The War at the Cape,
The Hostile American Indians,
The Lincoln (President Tragedy),
A Japenese Assassination, &c., &c.
BIRTH, at Richmond Terrace, Manchester, on the
11th ult., the WIEB of James E. Addis, Esqr., Pay
Department, of a DAUGHTER.
........., at Watervaliet, Warwick, on the 5th instant,
MRS. J. F. WILLIAMS, of a DAUGHTER.
DIED, in Pembroke Parish on the 20th ultimo. at the
residence of his son, Ebenezer Bell, BOAZ BELL, of
Southampton, aged 74 years; leaving a widow, child-
ren and grandchildren to cherish the memory of a kind
husband and a lovirg father.-" Our loss is his eternal
gain."
......... tat Halifax, N.S., on 29th ultimo, of Diph-
theria, ERA, only daughter of Colonel and Mrs. An-
nesley, 97th Regt., aged 13 years.

Notice.
THlE Semi-Annual Meeting of the ROYAL
BERMUDA YACHlT CiLU, advertised
to take place yesterday, was ADJOURNED to
Wednesday the 171h iastf.,
At 4 o'clock.
REGINALD GRAY,
Honorary Secretary.
9th July, 1878.


NO TICE.

St. George's Marine Slip Co.
THE SHAREHOLDERS of the above nam-
ed Company are requested to Attend the
ANNUAL. MEIETING of the Company, to be
held at the Office, St. Georges,

ON SATURDAY,
20th instant, at Noon,
For the purpose of APPOINTING DIRECT-
ORS for the ensuing year, and any other busi-
ness that may come before the Myleeting.
By order of the Board of Directors,


G. TUDOR BOURNE,


Secretary.


St. George's, Bermuda, 2
5th July, 1878.


REWARD!

Two Pounds Reward
W ILL be given, for such Information, as
will Convict the Person
WHO STOLE,
From the Grounds of Mount Langton, on Sun-
day afternoon last, 30th June,
Twelve Young Turkies,
About Two Months Old.
For other particulars apply to the POLICE
MAGISTRATE, IHamilton.
Hamilton, 5tbjJuly, 1878

Washerwoman Wanted
By a Family in the Town of Hlamilton,
Apply at Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, July 9th, 1878.

Notice.


The Old Adage,
Bone the Sweeter


" A'earer
thW Meat.


the
,,


Consequently Ham with Bone must be Sweeter
than Ham without Bone (Boneless Ham.)
T E Subscriber would call the attention of
his Customers and the Public generally
to a new Style of


Just Received per CANIMA" under cover of
Canvas, but not Poisoned with Paint :-Said to
be next to York Hams, at two-thirds (only)
Price of English Ham.-Give them a trial.
Remember NOT BONELESS.
B. E. DICKfASOJV.
Front Street, Hlamilton,
July 9th, 1878.-3

Cook WVanted
By a Family residing in this Town.
Apply atthe" Royal Gazette" Office, Hamilton,
July 9th, 1878. -


PUBLIC AUCTION,
To-morrow, Wednesday,
At Noon,
flt the Old Slatd,
LS. Superior SUGAR
Do. Corn MEAL
Bags OATS and BRAN Tubs BUTTER
Boxes STARCH
Boxes Smoked HERRINGS
Superior Oolong and Mixed TEA, just landed
ALSO,


FURNITURE,
And CLOTHING


Dry GOODS


AND,
A Fine Young

With a Miscellaneous Lot of Sundries the
Property of a party having left the Island.
JOHN HARNETT,
Auctioneer.
Hamilton, July 9th, 1878.

BY AUCTIONN*

On Thursday next,
The 11th inst., At 12 o'clock, M.,
Under the Big Shed,


Another


Closing out Sale
OF


50 BLS. Family Superfine and
Rye FLOUR
50 Bags CORN, 2 Bushels each
100 Sugar-cured HAMS
100 Shoulders BACON
10 Half Barrels Extra Family BEEF
10 Half Barrels Extra Family PORK
25 Bls., Half Bis., Quarter Bls. and Kits
MACKEREL
5 Barrels Jamaica GINGER
25 Bags CHARCOAL
A Small lot of Cream COCOA
A Small lot of Breakfast DO.
A Small lot of Fancy Toilet SOAP
4 Cases Corned BEEF in 10-lb. Tins
1 Barrel Small HAMS, Halstead, N. Y.
1 Barrel Strips BACON, Do. Do.
A Lots of Tins BLACKING, assorted sizes
5 Cases assorted Fancy GOODS
1 Case assorted Dry GOODS
50 Gross Bottle CORKS
25 Tubs Superior BUTTER
3 Kegs Barbados TAMARINDS
5000 Feet Pitch Pine LUMBER
5000 White Pine PICKETS, 4 feet long


AND,
A.ow Receiving per Canima,
25 Bales
COI PRESSED HAY.
ALSO,
1 Ship's Long BOAT.

1 Sail BOAT,
about 21 tons, a very superior
Yacht in hard weather.
1 Sail BOAT, 14 feet keel, or 17 feet over all,
with Spars and Ballast; would make a
splendid Yacht for a Gentleman.
AT SAME TIME,
75 Bags Supr. BR4./I ,
5 Bushels each,
WITHOUT THE SLIGHTEST RESERVE.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Auctioneers,
Hamilton, July 8th, 1878.


By Auction,
Under lliddle Shed,
Opposite Warehouse of Thos. II. Pitt, Esqr.,
A Choice Consignment of
TINWARE,
Consisting of :
TEA POTS Coffee POTS
Sauce PANS DIPPERS
LADLES CUPS BOWLS
Pie DISHES PLATES
Dust PANS GREAT ERS
Crumb BRUSHES and TiR YS8
Soup TUREENS Pepper BOXES
Match SAFES COSPIDORES
Toilet SETTS, &c., &c.


W.J. HENEY,
Auctioneer.
Hamilton, 9th July, 1878.

10 Reward.

'f'HE above Reward will be given to any
Person or Persons who will give such
information as will lead to the Conviction of the
Party or [Parties who, on the night of Sunday or
the morning of Monday last, did enter my
Grounds known as Hall's Farm," next North
of the 1embroke Church and destroyed a num-
ber of MELONS and Melon VINES.
GEORGE W. THOMPSON.
Hamilton, July 9th, 1878.-3

j Notice to Trespassers.

PERSONS are hereby strictly forbid TRES-
PASSING on the Lands of MRS.
LOUISA BOSTOCKI, in Paget Parish, now in
Possession of the Undersigned, as any Person
found so doing will be Prosecuted according
to Law.
TIOS. JA ilES SMITH.
' Paget. July 9th, 1878.-1


THE BERMUDA LIBRARY, New York .Alail Steamer.


3RD JULY, 1878.
T HE following BOOKS belonging to the
Bermuda Library are reported as missing,
and any persons having any of them in their
possession are requested to return them into
the Library not later than the 31st July in-
stant :-
Date when as-
certained to
have been last
in the Library
Arago, on Thunder and Lightning April 1863
Bainbridge, The Conservatory
Beck, The Mineralogy of the State of
New York
Bell, On Colonial Administration Feb. 28, 1878
Borcke, Confederate War-Vol. 2 Sept. 18, 1872
Bronte, Wuthering Heights Febry. 1874
Carpenter, Popular Readings-Vol. I July 17, 1876
Chalmers, Bridgewater Treatise, As.
tronomy-Vol. 1
Doolittle, Social Life of the Chinese Nov. 21, 1877
Duncan, The Dispensary
Edwards, The West Indies March, 1876
Featherstonhaugb, On the American
North Eastern Boundary
Fincham, On the Laying down of
Ships
Goldsmith, History of Rome-Vol. 1 Feb. 10, 1875
Hadden, Book-keeping Sept. 25,1862
Hamerton, Arboriculture
Haven, Archaology of the United
States
Hawthorn, The Scarlet Letter June 4, 1867
Horsburgh, On Winds
Hartwig, the Subterranean World Feb. 12, 1878
Hue, Voyage in Tartary and Thibet
Kirwan, Letters on Popery Septr., 1866
Lee, Taxidermy May, 1872
Legendre
Lloyd's Sketches of Bermuda
Lyell's Lectures on Geology
Mahon (Lord), History of England-
Vols. 3 and 4 July, 1857
Mudge & Colby, Survey of the Boun-
dary of British America
Oliphant, Russian Shores of the Black
Sea October, 1856
Parry, Second West India Voyage March, 1868
On the Conduct of British
Seamen July, 1861
Piddington, On Storms
Porter (Jane), Seaward's Narrative
of his Shipwreck October, 1868
Radcliff (Mrs.), Mysteries of Udolpho July, 1876
Reid (Sir Wm ), Atlas of Storms
Roberts, Mollusca Novr., 1872
Rollin, Belles Lettres
Sims, On Asphaltic Mastic
Smiles, School Days of Eminent Men June, 1877
Sparkes, Life of Charles II.
Stow, Philosophy of History
Thackeray, The Great Hoggarty Dia-
mond Jany., 1877
Vanbrugh, Dramatic Works
Wise, Analysis of 100 Voyages April, 1867
Whewell, On Tides-2 Vols.
Yates, The New Brunswick Boundary
Aboriginal Monuments of the State of.
New York
Algiers and the Arabs March, 1876
Atlas of Constructive Geography
Catalogue of the London Exhibition
of 1851
Court Kalendar, 1847,1832
Geographic de Virgil
History of the French Republic
Medical Almanack 1849
Nautical Almanack 1868
Natural History of the World
The above Books are mostly in the ordinary,
binding of the Bermuda Library, and all of
them are marked as belonging to the Library
either inside or outside, or both.
By order of the Trustees,
S. BROWNLOW GRAY,
Honorary Secretary.
3 p-9 & 23 Jy.



,/Anniversary of the
FEMALE CI,&MrABLS UNI-


The Steam Ship
". Canima

Captain LID)DICOAT,
Will leave hence for New York
At I P. M.,


IIth July,
To leave thence for return 18th inst.
All MAILS close at the Post Office at 10
a.m II th int.
Parcels and Specie List close at 6 p.m. on
Wednesday 10th inst.
Freight will be received until () p.m. on Wed-
nesday 10th inst. and Hills of Lading signed
uptil 10 a.m., IILh instant.
Passengers Stage will be removed at 12'30
p.m., llth inst.
Warehouse to he cleared 13th instant.
TR OTT COX,
II amilton, Bermuda, Agents.
9th July, 1878.
Colonist copy.


tbkeatre 3frovilks
PROSPECT.


The 32nd Compy.,
ROYAL ENGINEERS
AMATEUR DRAMATIC CLUB,
Will have the honor of appearing before the In-
habitants of Bermuda on the Evenings of
F/IDJIY, SAITURiDAY, Mj\IOY-
DMY and TUESDAY,


The 19th, 20th, 22nd and 23rd July, 1878,
Under the distinguished Patronage of His
cellency Major-General
SIR R. M. LAFFAN, K. C. M.
R. E.,


Ex-
Gait,


Governor and Commander-in-Chief, Bermuda,
COLONEL W. L. MORRISON, R. E.,
Commanding Royal Engineer,
LADIES and OFFICERS of the Corps and Gar.
prison.
By the kind permission of Colonel R. BENNETT
and Officers of the 46th Regiment, their splendid
STRING BAND will be in attendance.
The Performance will commence each Evening
with an Original Drama, in a Prologue
and Three Acts, by HENRY J. BYRON,
entitled
BLOW FOR BLOW.

To conclude on Friday Evening with the
Laughable Farce entitled
TZE L,71 STAT7B *
LARKSPUR (an' Sculptor)............ ....R. Risk,
TROTTER (His man-servant)..........F. Lucas,
DR. STONECROP (Kate's Guardian)....... C. Keefe,
MRS. PIPER (a Landlady). .... Mrs. A. Wheeler,
KATE (Stonecrop's Niece) ...... Mrs. Douglas.
To conclude on Monday Evening with the
Misty Farce entitled
WHO IS WHO.
MA. SIMONIDES SWANHOPPER (a model
young Bachelor) ................. J. H. Sadler,
LAwENCER LAVENDER (a Valet from
Mayfair) ....................F. Dixon,
MB. BLOOMFIELD BRAXBLETON (a coun-
try Gentleman) ................F. Bazin,
CIOILY (Brambleton's daughter)..Mrs. Meredith,
MATIDA.A JANE (a Superior House-
maid) .... ................Miss A. Wheeler.
And concluding on Saturday and Tuesday with
A GRAsNsD c ONCART
SONo, Sweet Dreams of Childhood"..R. Risk,
SONG (Comic) ........................R.-Burnett,
SONG, "We mean to keep our Empire
in the East"............... W. J. Ryan,
S { Capt. A. R.
SoN .... """.........., .... ..Puzey,
RECITATION ...... ...... .... ........F. Bazin,
SONG, "I ne'er can forget" ..........F. Dixon,
SONG (Comic) .... ...... .......R. Burnett,
SONG, Here stands a Post" ....... W. J. Ryan,
SONG ........................... ...J. H. Sadler.
. General Manager, Sergt. T Douglas; Secretary,
Cr.-Sergt.-Maj. (W. Robertson; Stage Manager,
Corpl. J. H. Sadler.
TICKETS can be had from Canteens and N. C.
Officers' Messes, at Prospect; from Color Sergts.
of Regiments, Pay Sergeants of Companies, R. E.;
and at doors on nights of Performance.


PRICES OF ADMISSION.
Dress Circle 2/. Reserved. Seats 1/6. Pit 1/.
Gallery 6d.
Doors to open at 7 p.m. Curtain to rise at 7:30
p.m., punctually.
Carriages may be ordered at 11 p.m.
Smoking Strictly prohibited. Children in arms
not admitted.
VIVAT REGINA.


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The Gth day of August, at 9 a.m.
And proceed thence in order to ST. JOU4N's
CHURCH, PEMBROKE, where there will be
DIVINE SERVICE, commencing at 11 a.m.,
by the REVD. MARK ,AMES, Rector of Pembroke
and Devonshire.
Members are requested tO be punctual and
to bear in mind that there will be a COLLEC-
TION after Service and LECTURE.
There will he a PROMENADE CONCERT
at the TowN HIALL, in the Evening, commenc-
ing at 7 o'clock; where there will be Refresh-
ments and FANCY ARTICLES for Sale.
Admission 6d.
The ALEXANDRINA BAND will be in
attendance.
N. B.-Should the weather be unfavorable
on 6th, Procession on following day.
P. S.-Persons in charge of Vehicles will please
not obstruct the Roadway as on last occasion.
Any person or persons so doing will be placed
in the hands of the Police.
By the request of the Committes,
JOHN C. SIMONS,
General Secretary F. 0. U. S.
Hamilton, July 9th, 1878.-2-9 & 30 J.

For Rent,
nThe

& Dwelling HOUSE,
Now occupied by Captain Castner, near Mr.
L. Griset, Hlamilton.
It has been lately Painted arid is in first rate
order.
Possession given on the 16th July next.


Apply to


THOSE. F. J. TUCKER.
Front Street, Hamilton,
June 29th, 1678.-2 3p.
N. B.-Captain Castner will be pleased to
shew the Promises to anyone wishing to look
at them.


Colonial Secretary's Ofice,
JULY 8TH, 1878.
ITTIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR
i --L has been requested by the Secretary of
State for the Colonies to publish for general
information the following copy of an extract
from the London Gazette" of Tuesday May
14th, 1878.
By'His Excellency's Command,
I E. WEBSTER,
Colonial Secretary.
Foreign Office, May 14, 1878.
M MAJOR WODEHOUSE, Her Majesty's
M Commissioner and Consul-General at
Honolulu, has reported that the Hawaiian
Government withdraw the Notice to terminate
Articles V and VI of the Treaty of July 10,
1851, between Great Britain and the Sandwich
Islands.
The Notice to terminate Article IV of that
Treaty, as announced in the London Gazette"
of February 19, 1878. is maintained.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
JULY 8, 1878.
TIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR
- has received from the Secretary of State
for the Colonies, a copy of a Treaty between
Her Majesty and the President of the French
Republic for the mutual surrender of Fugitive
Criminals, as well as a copy of the Order in
Council of the 16th May, 1878, for carrying
that Treaty into effect.
A copy of the Treaty and of the order in
Council can be seen at this office.
By Uis xcellency's Command,


R. E. WEBSTER,
1 Colonial Secretary.

NOTICE.

TENDERS will be received by the PROVOST
MARSHAL GENERAL and the. VISlTina
JUSTICES for St. George's Gaol, on or before
The 17th day of July,
instant,
From Persons willing to Contract for
Dieting the Prisoners in
St. Georges Gaol


j Who are fed at the Public expense,
For not less than Twelve Calendar Months
I nor more than Two years, commencing on and
from and after the 1st day of August now next
ensuing. Two Sureties in the sum of 50 each
will be Iequired for the due performance of
the Contract. A Scale of the Dietary can be
seen at the St. George's Gaol.
JOHN H. TROTT,
P.M.G.
JAMES A. ATWOOD,
W. T. ROBERTS, J.P.,
l Visiting Justices.
.July 8th, 1878.



Commissariat Office,
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 5th July, 1878.
THE DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENER-
AL will receive Tenders, in duplicate, up
to 12 o'clock, Noon, of

The 16th day of July, 1878,
From Persons willing to supply to the Royal
Engineer Department
About 34,000 Feet Superficial


I This Timber, which must be delivered on
the Wharf at Convict Bay, St. Georges, on or
before the 31st day of August, 1878, may be
all in balk, or one-third of the quantity may
be in large Scantlings of long lengths.
1 Forms of Tender can be obtained at the
above Office, daily, between the hours of 10
o'clock a.m. and 2 p.m.
The DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENERAL re-
serves the right of rejecting any or all the
Tenders.


1 Colonist copy once.

For Boston,
BRIGHT.

& Tropic Bird,
(A l\)
WILL.I SAIZL
lMonday, July 15th, 1878.
For Freight apply to
CLAUD McoCALLAN, ESQR.,
Or to WM. P. MEYER, Master,
St. George's.
July 8th, 1878.-1 pd.


Unclaimed Letters.
SJ R Armstrong, W Adcock, Richard Bennett,
Solomon Burrows, Louis Bamburgh, Mrs Richard
SButterfield, Wm Brown, John Calder, Antonio de
Costa, W B DeGarmo, Robert Eastern, Samual
Ellie, J Friswell, Jose Silveira Goncalves, Francis
Hill, Capt Joseph Hinson, J D Hollis, J B Hurdley,
S B Henry, Mrs J Homoe, Wm N Hinson, W liar.-
ley, Alex Jones, Diana James, Edward Jackson,
Jane Lusher, Rachel Ann Lloyd, Win T Masters,
Philip Moore, Wm Mayfield, T S OuterbridJg, Miss
Terne Outerbridge, Jos N Place, Machedo do Aze-
redo Pereira, Wm Paynter, J D Perenchief, Mis
Clara Poniston, Francis Place, Sos Santos Pashecc,
Jas Robinson, S 11 Robinson, A H Robinson, Vir-
gil Ritch, Frances W Rishardson, Ashton H Rob-
inson, C H Smith, Rosana Smith, A Swan, Francis.
co do Souza, Ellina L Swan, John H Smith, H Silver,
Charles W Tinkham, Mrs Thirst Tucker, Corneli-
us Talbot, James 'albot, Joseph Virgin, N W
Wainwright, Mrs Benja Williams, Janet Wilson,
Mrs Wm B White, J T Wells.
Post Office, Hamilton, July 8, 1878.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, United States, and
Domninion of Canada, per Steamer Canimna close*
at the Post Offise, tiamilton, ON THURSDAY,
NEXT, at ten, a.m. Correspondence received i '
the Forenoon Mail. will be in time.


AUCTION, : ON SOCIETY.
On Tud next
STuiesday nex E B E RS ofthe above named Society,
S(D.V.), will meet at the ODD FKLLow's
16th instant, At Noon, H iALL, IIAMILTON,
I WILL SELL, cN rpTTTER T AV


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B.ERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.


MEMNON= a ~


BRUF:?MIUDVA. PIONEERS IN HUMAN DEVELOPMENT.
Proceedings of the -Honorable Li g- In Letcher county, Ky., in the obscure hamlet
islative Counicil. of Whitesbury, the wife of an honest inhabitant
-named Bates, on the 9th November, 1846, gave
Tuesday, 2nd July, 1878.-Pursuant to adjourn- birth to a baby boy, to which the father, doubtless
ment the House met. a good Democrat, and no admirer of Henry Clay,
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice, gave the name of Martin Van Buren. The baby
President, J was thus named after a gentleman of moderate
The Hon6rable Augustus J. Musson, physical proportions, so much on the pony order
i William H. Gosling, fact as to have been called "Little Van" by the
Eugentus Harvey, supporters of "Tippecanoe and Tyler too." He
Joseph H. Harvey, may have been a small baby, for we are not In.
S James Tucker, Recr. Geu, formed that his father was larger than ordinary
Randal E. Webster, Colonial Kentucky Demoorate of that happy era, and his
Secretary. mother's size was not beyond the average. More-
over, Van Bates stood number 12 on the family re-
The two following Bills were brought up from cord, having six brothers and five sisters older than
the House of Assembly and severally read a first himself, only one of whom attained to a height
time :-. above the average, and he required a grave only
A Bill entitled An Act to consolidate the six feet and two inches long on the hillside at
Laws relating to Vaccination." Vicksburg, where he fell in defense of the South.
And Neither were his paternal or maternal ancestors
A Bill entitled" An Act to provide for the ap- large men and women. Yet that once obscure, un-
pointment of Official Marine Surveyors." known and comparatively friendless baby now
The Resolve granting a sum for the general pur- stands before us seven feet eleven and a half inches
posesof the Bermuda Library was also brought up tall, in clean, thin stockings, and weighs four hun-
from the House of Assembly, and read a first time. | dred and seventy-eight pounds avoirdupois, net,
The following messages from His E'xcIlencv the i by Fairbank's most accurate hay scales. This ex-
Governor (Nos. 12,18, 14,) were presented by His tra weight is not abnormal fat nor dropsical fluid.
Excellency's Private Secretary, viz.: It does'not consist of Fallstaffilan superstructure in
(No. 12.) front. There is, no unwieldy, awkward and ill-
R. M. LAFFAN, arranged Daniel Lamabertism about it. It consists
Major-General, of fair proportions of bone and sinew, brawn and
Governor and Commander-inSChief. muscle. Martin Van Buren Bates is remarkably
The Governor has the honor to recommend to well proportioned and would serve as a model for
The Hovernorable theLegislatire council to makeHercules cudgeling the hydra, Ajax defying Jove's
the Honorable the Legislative Council to:make th r Ata a he t.rs^ globe a
provision for the payment of a grattyofTon thunderbolts Atlas carrying the terresdal-globe at
Pouond to a rs Cther W its na gratuity T Juno's boarding school, Samson turning the grist
Pounds to Mrs. Catherine Watson, late Assistant mill for the Piuilifirnc., Maio shouldering an ox,
Matron of the Lunatic Asylum, who was obliged Cleur de Lion transfixing a Saracen, Wallaoe hew-
to resign her situation by ill health brought about ing down "proud Edward's" cavaliers with his
partly by the nature of her duties. double-handed claymore, or Sergeant Jasper fight-
The Governor is informed by the Medical Si: ing single handed with a half dozen of the dragoons
superintendent of the Lunatic Asylum that Mrs. of Cornwallis. He is;,however, a man of fine man-
Catherine Watson performed her work extremely ners, good sense and good humor.
well and was a sillful nurse always active and As if with a foreknowledge of the situation,
zealous in the interests of the patients -committed about three years afterwards Mrs. Swan, of Col-
Mount Lagton, 26t June1878. chester county, in Nova Scotia, ushered into this
Mount Langton, 26th June, 1878. world of trouble a baby girl which was named
(No. 13.) Anna. Her parents were small people. She could
R. M. LAFFAN, boast of no more than 145 pounds of clear father
Major-General, | and 110 pounds of solid mother. Her three bro-
Governor and Commander-in.Chief. others and five sisters were only, of ordinary size,
The Governor has the honor to inform the Hon- but Anna, as if aware of her destiny, towered above
orable the Legislative Council that it will be neces- her mother at the age of six, and 'utterly refused to
sary to make provision for the payment of a sum of cease growing until she had reached the weight of
20 this 'year as the annual contribution of the 413 pounds and an altitude of seven feet eleven and
Colony of Bermuda to meet the expenses of the In- a half inches above the level of :the ;sea, the exact
ternational Bureau of the General Postal Union, height of Martin Van Buren Bates, who has since
and that it will be necessary to make provision in become her husband. She too is symmetrically
any new Post Office Act for the payment of the proportioned, and is said to be beautiful, the dis-
same amount every year in future. tant and lofty aspect of her top hlair lending a tone
Mount Langton, 26th June, 1878. of sublimity and grandeur to the spectacle.
(No. 14.) With such a couple and their surroundings
R.M. LAFFAN, everything must needs be in fit proportion. They
Major-General, have a good farm well stocked, and a nice house
aor Gen e ra l well furnished, but their doors are two feet higher
Governor and Commander-in-Choef o I than those of their neighbours, and the house is
The Governor has the honor to forward to the necessarily "high between joints," like the ooou-
Honorable the Legislative Council a copy of a pants. They have ordinary furniture for guests,
communication dated 27th ultimo from the Honor- but for themselves they have provided a bedstead
able the Receiver General on the subject of the eight and a halffeet long by six and a half wide.
importation by,Mr. T. S. Reid by the Sir G. F. Martin wears boots No. 17, gloves 14, hats 9, and
Seymour" in November 1876, in accordance with more than three times as much stuff for clothing as
the request contained in a Message from the Hon- ordinary men, while Anna's silk society dresses
orable the Legislative Council of the 24th June, consume an area of eighty square yards. They are
1878. church members, and have a large pew constructed
Mount Langton, 2nd July, 1878. for their special use. All their apparel is made ex-
The House resumed In Committee the considera- pressly for them, no store containing shoes, gloves,
tion of the Resolve for refunding an excess of duty hose or underwear large enough.
to Mr. T. S. Reid. The strength of Bates and wife is proportioned
The Committee ross. to their size. Without trick or harness Martic can
The Chairman reported the Resolve without raise 1,400 pounds, while the gentle Anna can lift
amendment. a full barrel of eider from the ground and drink at
The House adopted the Report. leisure from the bunghole.
The Bill entitled An Act for the better Audit. I They have travelled much over this country and
ing of the Public Accounts" was read a third time. over England, where they were married, chiefly
The Hon. Mr. Webster proposed the following with the laudable desire of seeing how small people
amendment, to be inserted at the end of the 2nd look and act, and with the equally laudable
Clause: purpose, of showing such small people how insigni-
"Provided always, that the dissolution of the ficant they are in the eyes of the colossal forerun.
Assembly shall not be held to affect the.appoint- ners of the race to come.
ment of those members, of the Audit Board who Are we to let this magnificent development of
shall have been members of the last House of As- human possibilities pass without its tribute of in-
sembly"-which was agreed to. .' truotion and suggestion P Are we not hereby sig-
Ordered, that the Bill be returned, to the House nificantly invited to inquire into the ways .and
of Assembly with a message requesting their con-:, means by which the .present dminutive race of
. currency in the amendment, and that the same be men and women are to be cultivated and improved,
delivered by the Honbl J.H. Harvey, as fol- until every man or woman of less than seven feet
los by t Honbl H. Harvey, high and three hundred pounds in weight shall be
regarded as a dwarf ?
SMr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly; i t is to be confessed that scientific and physlolo-
I am directed by the Legislative Council to re- gical obstacles are encountered a1 the very outset
turn to your Honorable House the Bill entitled of any practical effort towards the enlargement of
"An Act for the better auditing of the Public Ac- the human species. The law of selection does not
counts" and to request the concurrence of your come to the aid of the philanthropist, because as a
Honorable House in a certain amendment, which rule like does not seek like. Men'who are giants
the Council deem expedient to be made thereto-a in frame. most commonly, select companions below
copy of which amendment is delivered herewith, the. average. Ladies who are giants in intellect
Council Chamber, 2nd July, 1878. match themselves with intellectual dwarfs who
Adjourned to Friday next, the 5th July, at 11.80. scarcely know enoughto part their hair in the mid-
dile. And we all know that men and women of
colossal moral proportions are not enamored of ex-
AN IIsHan MILLIONAIRE.-In the death of W. S. cessive moral development in their mates. Yet, in
O'Brien, which occurred at San Rafael on the 2nd spite of this,'there must be an exodus from our
May, California has lost a man whose good'fortune condition of diminutiveness. The Bates couple
almost equalled in romance, the fabulous ,tale of prove that colossal development is a possibility; it
Aladdin's lamp. Born near Dublin, about the remains for scientists and philanthropists to find
year 1825, of humble parentage, he emigrated at a the way and the method.


boyish age, and was engaged in a store 4t New
York. In 1849 the guiding hand of an inscrutable
Providence led him to try his luck in. the new El
Dorado of California, where he landed so pqor that
he was glad to earn a few dollars by assisting in dis.
charging.cargo from the.vessel. For several years
be kept a lunch saloon at San Francisco, in' part-
nership with J. C. Flood. They became interested
in some mines, and ini1867 relinquished the saloon
business and gave their undivided' attention to
mining, the result of which was that they lrew to
themselves such immense wealth in so short a time
that the name and power of the Bonanza Kings
have become a household word all the word over.
The Bonanza firm, the wealth of which it is im-
practc.able to estimate, was composed of JC. Flood
(with one-fifth interest), the late ' _S. .O'Brien
(withione-fiftb), J. S. Fair .(with one-fifth), and
John Mack.y, who purchased the share of J. M.
Walke'r, of two-fifths. In private life the deceased
was unostentatious and amiable, greatly liked and
respected by a large circle of friends, with whom he
lived on. terms of affable bonhommie, not untouched
with that tinge of Bohemnianism which respects
wealth only for the sake of the material pleasures it
brings. Against him it can never be alleged that
his immense wealth puffed him up or made him ig-
nore those with whom he had been'associated in his
earlier, and .poorer days. His countrymen will
point with pride to the grand career .of the poor
Irish boy who has made California'a power in the
financial head quarters of the world.-San Francis-
. Alta, :.

How To BE Happy.-It you wish to be happy,
have a small house and a large balance at your
banker's; if you wish to be unhappy, adopt the
opposite plan.
Isay", said one friend to another on meeting,
I hear our friend A. has been in speculation
heavily;. has he made anything ?"-" Yes," said

Jim; "he made an assignment to his creditors."
A cold wet summer is anticpated in the United
States. .,


THE CANAL ACROSS THE ISTHMUS OF,
PANAMA.
The Courrier des Etats Unis says that an agree.
ment has been signed at Bogota between the Minis-
ter of Foreign Affairs of Colombia and Mr. Wyse,
the chief engineer of the scientific expedition which
has been surveying the Isthmus of Panama, by the
terms of which the Government of the United
States of Colombia concedes to Mr. Wyse, acting
upon behalf of the Interoceanio Canal Company,
the exclusive privilege of cutting and working the
canal which is to connect the Atlantic and the Pa-
cific." The concession is for 99 years, and it car-
ries with it also the exclusive right of constructing
and working a railway parallel with the canal, if the
company wishes to make one. The definite plan of
the canal is to be prepared by an international
committee of engineers, two of whom at least are to be
natives of Colombia, and it is to be submitted to the
Government of that State not later than 1881.
The canal is to be of sufficient size to admit of the
passage of vessels 475ft. long by 52ft. broad, and
with 26ft. draught of water. Sites for the construc-
tion of ports, landing-places, and workshops will be
granted free of cost to the company, together with
the land for 200 yards upon each side of the canal
and with permission to establish telegraph lines as
required. The ports situated at the two outlets of
the canal are to be declared neutral for ever, as'
well as the waters of the canal itself, which is to be
open to merchant vessels of all nations, certain re-
strictions, not yet defined, being placed upon the
passage of war ships. The passenger and merchan-
dise conveyed through the canal are to be exempt
from all State or local dues, and the same Immu-
nity Is to be accorded to all goods deposited in the
warehouses and docks of the company. All transit,
pilot, and lighthouse dues are to be the property of
the company for 99 years, at the expiration of
which period the canal and all its appurtenances
are to pass into the possession of the Colombian
Government. The agreement awaiteratification by
the Colonblan Congress.


TERRIBLE STORM IN ST. HEL
Captain Napier of the ship Neva, w
arrived in the river with immigrants froi
has informed us of a terrible storm v
over the island of St. Helena shortly
arrival there, On the night of the 14
cloud suddenly burst near the middle of
The water ran with fearful velocity dowi
of the mountains, and rushing down ti
St. James, tore up the houses and ca
away with It, Reaching the gates otf
the torrent rose to a height of four and
and then broke down the gates and ov
the city; wrecking the public market an
all before it. Happily but two lives
the damage to property was, howevi
amounting to no less than two hundred
thousand dollars. Growing crops were e
the land, sheep and cattle flung headlo
sea, and numerous families rendered h
the catastrophe. A storm of such violet
been recorded in the Island within th
dred years.-Demerara Colonit.
For Rent.

That very Desirable and
niently Situated

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Supplement to the Bermuda Royal Gazette, Hamilton, Tuesday, July 9, 1878.


BERIUDA.

Proceedings of flie Hoinoiable Leg-
islative Couniicil.

Friday!. 5th JulbI, 1878.-Pursuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
President.
The Hlonorable William H. Gosling,
Eugenius Harvey,
/" Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
Randal E. Wbebster, Colonial
Secretary. .
The R,-ozol'v for refunding an excess of duty to
Mr. T, S. Reid, was read the third time, passed,
and ordered to be laid before His Ec'llericy the
Governor by the Colonial Secretary.
The Resolvp granting a sum for the general pur-
poses of the Bermwnda Library, was read the second
time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honorable Win. H. Gosling in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The Cbairman reported the Resolve without a-
mendment.
The House resumed and adopted the report.
The Bill entitled "An Act to consolidate the
Laws relating to Vaccination," was read the second
time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honorable Eugenius Harvey in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
ment.
The House resrm.od and adopted the Report.
SThe Bill entitled 1"An Act to provide for the ap-
pointment of Official Mnaine Surveyors," was read
the ec i time.
The Pouse went into Committee thereon.
The Honorable Joseph H. Harvey in the Chair.
The Ccrnmittee rose.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
ment.
The House resumed and adopted the Report.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 9th instant, at
11"80.

BERItI J UDA.

Abstract o the Proceedings of the Honorable
Hfuse of Assembly.
Frid y, 5th .J/y.-Mr. Dill introduced a Bill to
grant greater facilities to the Corporation of Ham-
ilton for the collection of Shed dues-which was
read a let time.
His Honor the Speaker laid before the House of
Assembly the foll,':wing letter which he had re-
ceived from the Colonial Secretary :
Colonial Secretary's Office, July 2nd, 1878.
Sir,-I am instructed by His Excellency the
Governor to request that you will be good enough
to consider the letter addressed to you by me on
the 27C', March, 1878, on the subject of the certifi-
cates to be produced in support of claims for the
payment of salaries, as withdrawn and cancelled,
it appearing to His Excellency that the circular of
which the letter addressed to you was a copy was
intended for the guidance of the Heads of all the
Execu live Departments of Government, and did not
therefore apply to His Honor, the Speaker, of the
SHouse of Assembly.
It appears to His Excellency that it will answer
all the purposes of good administration if the Clerk
of the House of Assembly be held to hold a corres-
ponding position to that of the Head of an Execu-
tive Department and, as such, certify to the due
performance of the duties of their respective offices
by himself and all his subordinates for the periods
in respect of which payments of salary are to be
made.
P I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obedient servant,
R.E. WEBSTER,
Colonial Secretary.
His Honor the Speaker of the l
House of Assembly. fI
The R(solve providing for the repairs and im-
provement of Public Works and Roads-was read
a third time.
1ir. Fraser moved to strike out the vote of 8300
for constructing a New Road on the North West of,
the Town of Hamilton through Pembroke Parish
to Spanish Point Junction of Point Shares-which
was affirmed.
Ayes 1 3-Messrs. R J P Darrell, N J Darrell, R
D Fraser, W J Frith, J Fowle, H G Hunt, J M
Hayward, T A Outerbridge, J W Pearman, T J
Pearman, J N Smoil, W H WVilkinson, T J Wad-
son.
Nays 11-Messrs. T N Dill, A J Frith, S B Gray,
E H Gosling, S A Harvey, J Harnett, W S Mas-
ters, S A Mnastei,T D Middleton, E Peniston, C
Peniston.
Mr. Fraser mr vcd that the sum of 400 for con-
structing a New Road between Pembroke Marsh
Road n ar the Glebe running Northerly to North
Coast Load Eastl of Mount Langton grounds, be
struck out-which was affirmed.
Ayes 18. Nays 10.
Mr. Fraser moved that the sum of 200 for re-
buildi g North Gate Lodge, Mount Langton, be
struck out-which was affirmed.
Ayes 11. N.,vs 9.
Mr. Fraser moved that the sum of 75 be grant-
ed for repairs to the North Gate Lodge, Mount
Langton-which was agreed to.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell moved that the excess of


the grant of last year on Buildings, 487 16/6, be
not now appropriated-which was negatived.
Ayes 9--Messrs. R J P Darrell, T N Dill, W J
Frith, J Harnett, T W Mercer, J W Pearman, R
Tyncs, W H Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
Nays 17-Messrs. N J Darrell, A J Frith, R D
Fraser, J Fowle, S B Gray, E H Gosling, H G
Hunt, S A Harvey, J M Hayward, TD Middleton,
S A Masters, W S Masters, S C Outerbridge, T J
Pearman, E Peniston, C Peniston, J N Smith.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell moved that the vote for
building a Clock Tower at Sessions' House, Ham-
ilton, be deferred-which was negatived.
Ayes 6. Nays 21.
Mr. Fraser moved that the sum of 200 for pro-
viding an additional room to Colonial Surveyor's
Office be struck out-which was negatived.
Ayes 4-Messrs. R D Fraser, J Fowle, W J
Frith, R Pynes.
Nays 22-Messrs, N J Darrell, T N Dill, A J
Frith, S B Gray, E H Gosling, S A Harvey, H G
Hunt, J'Harnett, J M Hayward, W S Masters, S
A Masters, T W Mercer, T D Middleton, T A Out-
erbridge, S C Outerbridge, J W Pearman, T J
Pearman. E Peniston, C Peniston, J N Smith, W
H Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
The Rtsolve was then passed.
A Mes-age from the Legislative Council :
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly ;
I am directed by the Legislative Council to return
to your Honorable House the Bill entitled An
Act for the better auditing of the Public Accounts,"
and to request the concurrence of your Honorable
House in a certain amendment which the Council
deems expedient to be made thereto, a copy of
which amendment is delivered herewith.
The House having considered the proposed
amendment, agreed thereto.
Ordered, that the Bill be amended accordingly
and the following Message be sent to the Legisla-
tive Council:


Mr. President and Honorable Gentlemen of the Legie-
lative Council;
We are directed by the Houseof Assembly to re,
turn to your Honorable House the Bill entitled
"An Act for the better auditing of the Public Ae.
counts," and to acquaint your Honorable House
that the Assembly have concurred in the proposed
amendment thereto, which has accordingly been
made to the said Bill.
The Resolve providing for a Post Office Inspec-
tor's travelling expenses, was read a second time
and committed. Mr. Mercer in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved the adoption of the
Resolve-which was agreed to.
The Attorney General moved the blank be filled
up 150-which was agreed to.
The House resumed. The Chairman reported
the Resolve, which was adopted and ordered to be
engrossed.
The Attorney General introduced a Resolve for
payment of balance due Mr. Joseph Lachnsdorf for
restoring and binding Ancient Records-which
was read a first time.
The Attorney General introduced a Resolve for
paying Crown Agents Bill for stationery for Colo-
nial Secretary's and Receiver General's Office-
which was read a 1st time.
Adjourned to Monday.

Monday, 8th July.-The Attorney General intro.
duced a Resolve for contributing 20 towards the
expense of Central Bureau of Postal Union-which
was read a first time.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill to
amend the Law relating to Wills-which was read
a first time.
On motion of Mr. Harvey the House went into
Committee to consider the answer of the Corpora-
tion of Hamilton. relating tthsepurchase of a lot
of ground adjoining the lot on which the Public
Offices stand.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
Mr. S. A. Harvey moved "that it berecommended
to the House to order that a message be sent to
His Excellency the Governor, to inform His Excel.
lency that the House deems it inconvenient and
inexpedient to appoint a Committee of the House
for the purpose indicated in the reply of the Cor-
poration."
After discussion Mr. Harvey moved for leave to
withdraw his motion and to substitute the follow.
ing :-" That a message be sent to the Legislative
Council requesting that they will be pleased to ap-
point a Committee of their Honorable House
to meet a Committee of the House of Assem-
bly, to confer with a Committee of the Corpora-
tion of Hamilton, respecting the sale to the Public
of certain enclosed lots in front of the Public
Buildings"-which was affirmed.
Ayes 19-Messrs. Speaker, R J P Darrell, N J
Darrell, T N Dill, W J Fritbh. A J Fritb, S A
Harvey, H G Hunt, J Harnett, W S Masters, S A
Masters, T D Middleton, S C Outerbridge, E Pen.
iston. C Peniston, J N Smith, R Tynes, W H
Wilkinson, T J Wadsou.
Nays 3-Messrs. J Fowle, S B Gray, E H Gos-
ling.
The House resumed and adopted the Resolution.
Ordered, that the message be accordingly sent to
the Legislative Council.
A message from His Excellency the Governor:
(No. 18.)
R. M. LAFFAN,
Major-General,
Governor and Commander-in.Chief.
The Governor has the honor to inform the Hona*
orable House of Assembly that he has received a
Despatch from the Secretary of State for the Colo.
nies dated 7th March, 1878, enclosing a letter ad-
dressed to the Secretary of State on the 5th March,
1878, by the Marine Department of the Board of
Trade, calling his attention to a peculiarity in the
form of Ships Articles in use in Bermuda, which is
stated to cause disputes between seamen and mas-
ters when Bermuda vessels are staying in foreign
ports.
The Acting Shipping Master at Barbados repre-
sents to the Marine Department of the Board of
Trade that seamen are shipped in Bermudian ves.
sels in their own ports in- a somewhat informal
manner, being shipped in private stores or offices or
on board ships as opportunity may occur, without
any official endorsement of the articles, or stamp of
office, or other means of authenticating them, and
that in consequence of this want Of formality or
Official recognition disputes frequently arise when
seamen are paid off in hospital or from other causes
at Barbados-the seamen questioning the accuracy
and authenticity of the articles and disputing the
amounts set against their names as monthly wages,
and the Acting Shipping Master suggests that these
difficulties might be obviated if all seamen shipped
by Bermudian vessels in their own ports, were ship.
ped before a Shipping Master whose signature would
authenticate the documents.
The Governor desires to call the attention of the
Legislature to this matter and trusts that means
may be found to remedy the evil complained of.
As a means of attaining that end the Attorney
General has been requested to introduce a Bill pro-
viding that the agreement contemplated by Section
1 of Act 22 of 1848 should always be signed by the
Master and by the seamen of Bermudian vessels be-
fore a Shipping Master.
Mount Langton, 6th July, 1878.
The Resolve for encouraging the cultivation of
Tobacco-was read a second time and committed.
Mr. S. A. Harvey in the Chair.
M1r. Middleton moved the adoption of the Resolve
-which was agreed to.
The blank was filled up ** 100."


The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Resolve with the blank
filled up-and it was adopted and ordered to be
engrossed.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill to a.
mend the Law relating to the Shipping of Merchant
Seamen for Bermuda Vessels-which was read -a
first time.
The Bill entitled An Act further to amend the
Act to make provision for the erection of a Light
House on St. David's Island"-was read a third
time and passed.
The Bill to increase the Salary of the Chief Jus-
tice-was read a second time and committed.
Mr. Tynes iq the Chair.
The Attorney General moved the first clause-
which was negatived.
Ayes 7-Messrs. R J P Darrell, J Fowle, S B
Gray, E H Gosling, S A Harvey, H G Hunt, T D
Middleton.
Nays 16-Messrs. Speaker, N J Darrell, T N
Dill, W J Frith, A J Frith, J Harnett, W S Mas-
ters, S A Masters, T A Outerbridge, S C Outer-
bridge, E Peniston. C Peniston, J W Pearman, J
N Smith, W H Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
The House resumed.
The Resolve providing for the expenses of a Post
Office Inspector--was read a third time and passed.
Adjourned to Friday next.

Orders:
Police Force Bill.
Colonial Secretary's Salary Bill.
Resolve for paying expenses attending the Post-
al Union.
Resolve for encouraging the Cultivation of To-
bacco.

The smallest dividend .on record, eleven-eigh-
teenths of 1 per cent has recently been declared by 1a
signees of a bankrupt estate in New York. One cre-,
ditor received 4 cents and another 9 cents.


DEATH OF THE QUEEN OF SPAIN.
MADRID, June 26.-The Queen of Spain died this
morning.
LonDow, June 26.-The afternoon Standard's
Madrid correspondent, telegraphing before the death
of Queen Mercedes, says: "The King and members
of the Royal family are assembled round the Queen's
bed. The Ministers were summoned to the Palace
early this morning, and in the Foreign Office all the
chiefs ot the diplomatic corps are assembled., The
Palace gates are closed. There is an immense crowd
outside the gates, held back by the guards. The
scene is most impressive."
A later dispatch from Madrid to the Standard
says: I" The Queen passed the later hours of her ill-
ness in a stateof unconsciousness. King Alfonso re-
mained at her bedside until the end. Deep commis-
eration is expressed by all classes. The Ministers
will communicate the intelligence of the death of the
Queen to the Cortes this evening.
Queen Mercedes was the third child of the Due
Montpensier, son of Louis Philippe, the French Cit-
izen King, and was born at Madrid on June 24, 1860.
Her mother was a sister of the ex.Queen Isabella
of Spain, and her sister Isabella is the wife of the
Comte de Paris, the Bourbon claimant (after the
Comte de Chambord) of the throne of France. The
Duke of Montpensier was married to Queen Isabella's
sister while his father was reigning in France. In
1868 he was made Captain. General of the Spanish
forces and infante or heir apparent of the Spanish
throne. After Queen Isabella's deposition he became
a candidate for the throne. He has since sat in the
Certes as a deputy. The Princess Mercedes was
married to King Alfonso on the 24th of January
last. It was a genuine love match, and was bitterly
opposed by ex-Queen Isabella, the King's mother.
LONDON, June 27.-The announcement of the
death of the Queen of Spain has been received with
profound sorrow and sympathy throughout Europe.
The feeling in Spain almost approaches consterna-
tion. For several days the Palace in which the
Queen lay dying was the centre of incessant and
vigilant inquiries. Hopes were raised at the crisis
of the Queen's disease that her vigorous constitu-
tion might triumph over the complication of mala-
dies with which she was afflicted, but her condi-
tion was made doubly perilous by the fact that she
was expected to become a mother before the end of
the year, and finally became hopeless. She died
about noon in the arms of the King, land surrounded
by the Royal family. The remains of the late
Queen will lie in State to-day, and will be conveyed
to the Royal Mausoleum at the Escurial on Friday.
MADRID, June 27.-The President of the Medical
Faculty of the Royal Palace in his bulletin announc-
ing to the President of the Council of Ministers the
death of Queen Mercedes, attributes the painful
event to nervous gastric fever, accompanied by se-
vere intestinal hemorrhage.

THE WAR AT THE CAPE.
That portion of the Cape frontier which is now
the scene of war is one of the most picturesque and
interesting in South Africa. Around the Amatolas
and the Buffalo range mountains, forests, and rocks
are massed in grand confusion. Among these,

Slambie's Kop-The Tabindoda, or Man Mountain,
of the Caffres--is a conspicuous peak, and may be
seen, surrounded with dense bush, at a distance of
30 or 40 miles in every direction. At its base
numerous valleys fall away, generally clothed with
rich grass, diversified with clumps and woods of
Mimosa bushes, and traversed by rivers or small
streams. All around are the well-known battle-
fields of former wars. On one side ie Fort White
and the Debe Valley and Neck, celebrated as the
ancient fighting ground of the Caffres in their
former internecine wars and contests. A little to.
the right is the old mission station of Perie, and not
far from there Bailie's grave, where in 1835, Lieut.
Bailie and a patrol of Burghers were assegaied by
the enemy. On the other side is Burnshill, notable
as the. locality where our troops suffered in the war
of 1846, when some 50 waggons full of military
equipage, chiefly belonging to the 7th Dragoon
Guards, fell into the hands of the Caffres. Close by
is Fort Cox, where in the last war Governor Sir
Harry Smith was forfa few days shut up by the
enemy, and only escaped with great peril by assum-
ing the dress of a private of the Cape Mounted Rifle
Corps. Further on, again, is the Booma Pass, a
narrow gorge, where ii 1850 the Caffres allowed our
unsuspecting troops to enter, and when they were in
the very heart ot the bush rushed from their ambush
on all sides and attacked the straggling file, whose
guns were uncapped, as war had not then been
declared. Now, 23 years afterwards, within gun
range of the same locality, similar sanguinary scenes
are being reacted. The rebel Gaekas under Sandilli,
when beaten by our Colonial forces in the rugged
country near the Kei and the Thomas river, mana-
ged by a clever strategic movement to get into this
mountainous region three months ago. To them it
offers all the advantages of a natural fortress,
occupying a space about 30 miles square. Its
bushy covers, its hidden caves, its rocky defiles, and
its intricate mazy footpaths are familiar to every one
of them; and there they can hide both themselves
and their cattle, or keep marching and moving to
and fro, appearing in force when least expected,
and coming out of cover only when it suits them.
At first the number of rebel Gaekas in the Amatolas
was not more than 1,000, but they have since
received reinforcements from various quarters, and
now amount, perhaps, to three or four times as
many. Jali's tribe, Seyolo's tribe, Tint Macomo's
followers and Mantanzima have each contributed
quotas of men. The infatuation which possesses
the Caffres to rally round the rebellious Sandilli is
almost as remarkable as the mania which took hold
of them in 1857, when they destroyed all their cattle


at the instigation of a so-called prophet, with the
expectation of witnessing a general resurrection of
their ancestors from the dead, and the disappearance
of the white man, swept by a hurricane into the sea.
General Thesiger's first operation against the enemy
in the Amatolas did not prove successful. Although
there was a combined movement of the Imperial and
Colonial forces around the positions where Sandilli
and his followers were supposed to be, they failed to
clear them out, and it was found that, in addition to
the troops and Volunteers employed, a large force of
native allies and more mounted men were required
for the work. For a week or two there was a lull
while some of the Colonial auxiliaries, whose time of
service had expired, were retiring and others were
coming forward to take their place. Strengthened
by a large body of Fingoes, prepared to work through
the bush, and with reinforcements of mounted Vol-
unteers and Burghers, the General has since com-
menced operations afresh, and the energetic manner
in which his Excellency and his Staff have set about
it indicates he is determined the present movement
shall result, at least, in a thorough chastisement of
the rebels.
On the 8th May an attack was made -upon the re-
bels collected around Murray's Krantz. The Front-
ier Light Horse, who fought dismounted, suffered se-
verely-Captain M'Naughton, Corporal M'Cabe, and
Troopers Davis and France being killed, and Captain
Whalley and Trooper Gilbert wounded, the former
slightly, the latter severely. Buffalo Point was
searched on the 9th, and on the 12th Lissengen's
and Londale's forces attacked the enemy in the Tab.
indoda district. In this engagement 99 Kaffirs were
killed, the British loss being two Fingoes killed.
Ngubo, the leader of the Galeka war party, has been
captured.
***
IALIFAX, June 17.-Two tanks have been construct-
ed in the dock-yard for the Anglo-American Telegraph
Company, for the reception ofa large quantity of cable,
to meet any emergency that may occur on this side of
the Atlantic. The cable is now being transferred from
thli steamer Minia to the tanks.


CRICKET.
The Officers 46th Regiment met their Non-Com.-
missioned Officers on the Cricket Field, Prospect,
on Friday last in deadly combat. An eleven com-
posed of officers is in most Regiments hardly ob-
tainable, at least, that is to say, of efficient cricket-
ers, and to the credit of this Corps be it said, ele-
ven officers did show front. Many of these not
having played the noble game for years, and some
not at all, one witty gentleman (who had evidently
of late been reading Pickwick) proposed the match
should be between the Muggleton Eleven" and
the "Dingly Dellers." To quote the departed
author, it was noon, wickets and tents pitched, field
ready, umpires in their places, and the notch stick
in hand, and so amid a breathless silence this great
conflict began. Contrary to the great meeting,
however, the Muggletonian eleven disappointed
their admirers and closed a short innings for 41,
towards which Messrs. Hollway and Beauchamp
were the best contributors. One gentleman who, we
thought, looked like cricket, had evidently too big
a hat, and too much cigar in his mouth, to do much
service, but experientia doiet. The gallant Captain
who would doubtless have added much to the score
was Far rRno well and consequently unable to come
to the front. I should not forget to mention our
own particular giant and the hope of the eleven was
unfortunately run out. The Dingly Dellers batted
well, and if thehe heavy shower of rain had not in-
terfered with the excellent bowling of Lieuts. Eden
and Hollway would doubtless have not been even
the 20 runs in advance. One of these gentlemen
did particular service for his corps by coming to
the wicket expressing his intention to make 3 runs
or-die in the attempt; he did neither, for after
running out two of his comrades the innings closed
for 64. The second innings of -the Muggleton ele-
ven began and ended with a heavy rain, Lieut.
Young's innings being the only feature of note;
he was a true Dumkins, and carried his bat for a
hard-hit innings of 32. The Dingly Dellers had
now only 40 odd runs to make, which they did
easily, as the heavy rain and damp ground rendered
the hitherto effective bowling of the Muggletons
useless. We must not forget to mention the able
wicket-keeping of the Muggleton man, Lieut. Ash-
by. More of these matches are on the cards, and
we hope the Muggleton eleven have many more
such delightful days to spend.
OFFICERS,.
1st Innings. 2nd Innings.
Lt. Ashby, b. Baldwin 5 c. Studdert, b. Baldwin 0
Eden, c. Street, b.
Baldwin 0 b. Hart 0
Beauchamp, b. Bald-
win 7 c. Street, b. Hart 6
Hollway, not out 15 b. Hart 8
Young, c. Sub. b.
Street 2 not out 32
Carden, run out 1 c. Hart, b. Meredith 0
Crozier, c. Sub.
Street 0 c. Biddlecombe, b. Street 8
Harvey, b. Baldwin 0 c. Doyle, b. Hart 0
Morris, b. Baldwin 4 b. Baldwin 0
Steele, c. Street, b.
Baldwin 0 c. Hart, b. Meredith 0
Capt. Farewell, absent absent -
Extras...... 7 Extras......11


Total..41

N. C. OFFICERS.
Ist Innings. 2nd I
Dm.-Maj. Meredith, b. Lt. c. Lt. C0
Eden 18 Holl
Cr.-Sergt. Street, b. Lt. Eden 2
Corpl. Biddlecombe, c. Lt.
Morris, b. Lt. Hollway 3
Sergt. Murray, c. Lt. Ashby, c. Lt. A
6. Lt. Hollway 3 Holl
Corpl. Baldwin, b. Lt. Eden 2 not out
P.M. Sergt. Hart, c. Lt. Holl-
way, b. Lt. Eden 8 not out
Corpl. Studdert, run out 11
Keating, b. Lt. Hollway 3
Sergt. Doyle, not out 2
Corpl. Hart, run out 2
Ride, c. Lt. Ashby, b.
Lt. Eden 0
Extras...... 10 Ex

Total.. 64


Total..65


innings.
rozier, b. Lt.
way 5


Lshby, b.
way


tras...... 4

Total..47


0*0
THE HOSTILE INDIANS.
Serious Depredations Near Camp ilarney-Canyon
City Attacked.
SAN FRANCISCO, June 19.-A Silver City despatch
says that a messenger from the vicinity of Camp
Harney report serious depredations by Indians. A
party under Egan burned Diamond Ranche, in
Happy valley, near Stein's mountain. The Indians
have captured over 400 horses. Thirty soldiers
of the First Cavalry have left for the scene of dis-
turbance. Troops and supplies are greatly needed.
Messrs. French and Robie, with their employees,
have been driven from Stein's mountain side.
They report the mountains full of Indians, who
shot two of their men and killed or drove off all of
their stock.
The latest advices from Col. Bernard's commands
say that he has a howitzer and three companies of
cavalry, and will be reEnforced by Capt. McGregor
before reaching camp. They are in hot pursuit of
the'Bannocks. Gen. Howard has sent Col. Grover
and three companies of cavalry to Old's Ferry to
prevent the Bannocks from going north. Canyon
City is being attacked by the Indians. A number
of whites have been killed.
According]to a Boise City despatch, Capt. Ber-
nard arrived yesterday at Owyhee Crossing, three
miles above the mouth of that river, with his com-
pany of cavalry. Here he was joined by Capt.
Whipple, with his two companies. Gen. Howard
is supposed to be twenty-five miles in advance.
Winnemucca, the Piute chief, came in to Capt.
Bernard's camp last night, bringing with him a
small party of his men. He tells a story regarding
the designs of the hostiles similar to that of his
daughter Sarah.
MADISON, Wis., June 19.-Letters received to-
day by Gov. Smith from the county Judge, mem-
bers of the Board of Supervisors, the Sheriff and
other trustworthy citizens of Burnett county say
that great anxiety and alarm prevail in that section
of the State over the fact that the Chippewa Indians
in this State and Minnesota are believed to have
formed a compact with the Sioux, and fears are ex-
pressed of a general uprising of the Indians in the
north-western parts of Wisconsin and Minnesota.
It is said the Indians have abandoned their usual
avocations of hunting, fishing and other work, and
are roaming over the country in large numbers.
Runners are continually arriving and departing for
and from Sioux tribes. The people urgently call
on the Governor to remove the Indians to their re-
servations by force, and to compel them to remain
there. Gov. Smith has forwarded the letters to
Gen. Sheridan, with a request for the employment
of proper measures for the protection of citizens.

Rev. A. H. Mackonochie, lately condemned by
the Court of Arches for his ritualistic practices, doesn't
seem to display a submissive spirit. An application
has been made in his behalf to the Court of Queen's
Bench for a writ of prohibition restraining Lord Pen-
zance from enforcing the sentence of suspension. A
rule was granted nisi, and the case is to be argued
soon. ,At the annual meeting of the Central District.
Branch of the English Church UJnion an address of
sympathy with Dr. Mackorfochie was read, and in re-
plying he expressed a determination to adhere to his
course. They might suspend him, deprive him, and
imprison him, but his path was clear.


THE LINCOLN TRAGEDY.
SINGULAR DIZVXLOPrm TS.
CISwCNATI, Ohio, June &8.-Benn Pitman, the-
well known photographer, ofthis city. was interviewed
to-day as to his personal knowledge concerning the-
trial and execution of Mrs. Surratt for the assassina-
tion of Abraham Lincoln. His attention was first
called to the statement of Mr. John T. Ford, the
theatrical manager, relative to4he innocence of Mrs..
Surratt, and, in answer to the Herald correspondent's
questions, Mr. Pitman communicated the following-
information. He said that he was the official reporter-
for the United States Government in the assassination
trial, the Sons of Liberty investigation, and the Con-
gressional inquiries into the New Orleans and Mem-
phis riots, and subsequently of the Ku Klux trials, al&l
of which gave him a peculiar insight into the yet un-
written history of those momentous events. "I have
no doubt," said Mr. Pitman, "of the correctness of
Mr. Ford's statement of Mrs. Surratt's innocence; the-
grave blunders which grew out of the assassination.
trial were due to the theory Mr. Stanton entertained
that Booth was the active instrument in a great con-
spiracy, the dictator power of which was the rebel
government. Mrs. Surratt was hanged for complicity
in the assassination plot, of which she was entirely
ignorant, and poor Spangler was sent to the Dry Tor-
tugas because a long rope was found in his carpet
sack. with which it was supposed Mr. Lincoln was to
be bound, when in fact no other use was to be made of
it than the catching of crabs. Spangler had simply
"borrowed"' the rope from Ford's Theatre for that
purpose.
Mrs. Surratt not Guilty.- It was not until after my
return from Washington, with all the testimony of the
450 witnesses at the trial and my compilation in nar-
rative form of the facts testified to by those witnesses,
that I came to the conviction that Mrs. Surratt,
though aware of previous plots to abduct the Presi-
dent and take him to Richmond, was entirely unin-
formed of the sudden resolve of Booth to kill him.
The only direct testimony that seemed to implicate
her was that of the drunken, unreliable witness, Lloyd,
who kept the tavern at Surrattsville. Her previous
life and history, the testimony of those who knew her
well, and Catholic priests of known probity and hon.
our, all went to show her utter incapacity to engage-
in so diabolical a plot.
What the Testimony Showed.-The testimony went
to show that the assassination of Lincoln was a sudden
resolution of Booth on finding that the President waso
to visit the theatre that night, and the hasty conspira-
cy hatched up with Payne, Atzerodt and HeroM was
confined exclusively to their knowledge and participa-
tion. The fact is that Mr. Stanton, Judge Advocate-
Holt, Bingham and Burnett and other officers of the-
government engaged in the prosecution were some-
what unbalanced by the imagined greatness of a con-
spiracy which did not exist. Nothing but such a be-
lief would justify the treatment to which the prison-
ers were subjected.

A JAPANESE ASSASSINATION.
Particulars of the Killing of Mr. Okubo, Minifser of
the Interior of the Empire of Japan,
A Tokio correspondent of the San Francisco Bulls.
tin gives the particulars of the assassination, on the
morning of the 14th of May, of Mr. Okubo, Minister
of the Interior for the Japanese Empire. The day
named had been set apart for a special meeting of the
Emperor's Cabinet at the Dai-Jo.Kwan, near the
palace, and about 8 o'clock in the morning Mr. Okubo
left his residence in a carriage to attend the council.
Just before reaching the palace gate, at an open space
near one of the city moats, his carriage was suddenly
stopped by a band of armed? assassins, six in number,
who were lying in wait for him. The assassins wer
each armed with swords; they first killed one of the
horses and the coachman; they then fell upon the
Minister, who was entirely unarmed and helpless, and
hacked him almost to pieces. The place at which
this assassination occurred is almost the identical spot
where the unsuccessful attempt upon Mr. Jurakura's
life was made by a band of assassins ;n 1873, It i&
within a stone's throw of the great gate leading to
the Emperor's palace, and, although it is in the heart
of a city containing near 1,000,000 of inhabitants,
and containing a police force of over 12,000 men. thiw
brutal assassination was committed in broad daylight,
with all the deliberation imaginable. Mr. Okubo was
a man of great energy and decision. He was the fa-
vorite minister of the Emperor, and for years past he
has been re arded, Justly, as the power behind the
throne." Upon the overthrow of the Tyeoon's gov..
ernment and the restoration of the Mikado (the preo
sent Emnperor), Mr. Okubo took a bold and decided
stand against the old feudal system of Japan, and it
was at his suggestion that the Daimios (feudal lords of
Japan) were compelled to surrender their vast estate
to the throne. In 1872 he was a member of Mr.
Twakura's mission to America, and in 1874 he went to
Peking as the special Envoy of the Emperor, where he
was successful in his negotiations in regard to the
famous Formosan difficulty, in which Japan succeeded
in obtaining a large indemnity from China for out-
rages committed at Formosa upon Japanese com-
merce. The perpetrators of this assassination were of
the old Samurai or privileged class. The six men
who committed this deed, after washing the blood
from their hands, walked deliberately to the palace
gate and surrendered themselves up to the Sergeant
on duty, telling him at the same time what they had
done, and giving their reasons their -for. The day
after the "assassination the Emperor conferred upon
Okubo the posthumous title of U-Dai-Jin, and sent
his family a present of 5,000yen. On the 17th the re-
mains were carried in great state to their last resting
place, accompanied by the various members of the
Imperial Cabinet, the members of the Foreign Diplo-.
matic Corps, and an immense throng of civil and


military officers. The burial service, which was ex-
ceedingly interesting, was conducted after the manner
of the State religion-Shinto-of Japan.

P. T. Barnum is said to have remembered 124 edl
tors in his will. We'd like our giraffe now, before
Barnum dies.-Free Press. We don't expect to get
anything more than the gnus, but we're not proud.
Nyouin Advertiser. What we want is the rhino*
serious.-Philadelphia Bulletin. Lots of us would
be content with a bear living.-Portcheater -Journal.
Wonder if any of you are a lion about this?-
Bridgeport Standard. Mr. Barnum, give us three
cheers and a tiger.-Danbury News. It is to be
hoped Mr. Barnum put his seal on the will.-Eve-
ning Telegram. This is a mermaiden effort of Mr.
Barnum's ; but outside of the Happy Family give-
us the camel, o pard.-Herald

DEAN STANLEY ON "PRESENCE OF MIND."-Deanr
Stanley speaking at the annual conversazione of the-
National Temperance League, at the City Terminus
Hotel, on Presence of Mind," related a numberof
anecdotes illustrative of his theme. Sometimes the
Dean said, presence of mind was shown by silence,.
even from good words; sometimes by action, and
sometimes by action and word together. The bet-
ter and higher their character was the more stronger
and efficacious, and the more likely it was to leave
an abiding impression on those who heard and saw
them. Let all of them try to get presence of mind,
and they might be assured that it was one of the-
qualities most brought about by sobriety, and most
injured by intemperance.-A vote ot thanks was
passed by acclamation to Dean Stanley who replied,
amid merriment, "I am very much obliged to you.
I shall show my presence of mind by silence."

A learned professor at Lyons, France, has discover-
ed a method for artificially hatching silkworms, which
promises to afford the means of obtaining two yields.
of raw silk a year instead of one.




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