BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 34-Vol. LI. STATE SUPER VWAS ANTIQUAS. 24s per A nl
Hamilton, Bermuda, Tuesday, Aq uguast 13, IS7S.
i --------^---------------- 1 ^ ._ *' |IIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIII111111111111I 11111111 1111 111,.1111111 I IIT
WE WILL SELL,
At Public Auction,
At 12 o'clock,
AT TIHE RESIDENCE OF TlHE LATE
l foseph, D. Evaas, Esqr.,
In Southampton Parish, Some
Comprising in part:-
8ETTRE Cane Seat CtH AIRS
'Mahogany SIDEBOARD PIANO
Set Mahogany TABLES, D Ends
I Pair Handsome Barrel SHADES
And a number of other articles.
B. W. WALKER & CO..
hlamitrho, August 13th, 1878.
THE 1FEIALE MEMBERS
Beflrmuda Loyal Union Society
Ited 4 having a BAZAAR at St. Paul's
School l1ooun, Paget, on
Wednesday & Thursday
S 14th and 15th August.
-Proceeds in aid of the Society.
The Mozart's Favorite" Band will be in
EMELIUS B. SMITH,
August 6th, 1878. a.
x Brigantine IT. H. /1. Pitt,'
P NS Bright MOLASSES
B- ls. Vacuum Pan and Muscovado SUGAR
Sweet POTATOES per 100 lbs.
Bags CHARCOAL and FIREWOOD per M
ALSO ON HAND,
BLS. FLOUR and Corn MEAL
Bags CORN and BRAN
Tt'Ubs'and Tins of BUTTER
TiDs LARD Boxes STARCH
CANDLES SOAP OATS
CHEAP FOR CASi.
Front Street, Ilamilton,?
30th July, 1878.
Defaced Postage Sta mps.
pERSONS .having any of the POSTAGE,
STAMPiS as below described, will hear
of a Purchaser on application at the Bermuda
"Royal Gazette" Office.
B RITISH GUIANA-
Issue of 1850-Circular-different color-,
2nd Issue of 1850-Rectangular.
Issue of 1856-Oblong.
c" 1862-Type printed
ST. LUcIA-1859-Green and Blue
TRHINIDAD-for 1854-6-8-different colors bear-
ing no value.
BARBADOES AND JAMAICA.-5/ Stamps.
ST. DoMi~Go Stamps for 1862-5, 1874.
BRITISH I IONDURAS-
S tiTHOMAS- Orange and Chocolate color
8 BOX CARTS,"
I1 RJA 1I Sliding Seat Caleche
I Single Caleche CARRIAG E,A
'+4 : Convertible as a Double.
'Thit well-known fast Trotting Gray Mare
With Single HARNESS,
BUGGY CARRI GE, complete.
E. CRA\ ILEtY,
July 22, 1$78.
It 31 /
Ju ust 29th, 1878,
Under the Patronage of His Excellency Major-
SIR R. M. LAFFAN, K. C. M. G.,
Governor Commander-in-Chief, Vice- Xdmi-
The Stake Boat will be placed at 11-30 a.m.
1st Dingie will Start at 12. Dingies not there
in time will not be waited for.
fa1st-Race for the Presentation Cup* Second
Dingie will save Entrance.
2nd-Race open to all Dingies. 'rizes ac-
cording to the amount of Subscription
3rd-Race 6 oared Gigs open to all Comers.
4th-Race 6 oared Gigs, Married against Un-
5th-Race 6 oared Gigs Private Match.
6th-Race a Spar with a Pig and a Prize at
the extreme end.
Entrance Fee for Dingles and 6 oared Gigs 10/.
All Dingies to be Entered and Measured on
or before 26th instant
Gigs to be Entered on the day of Race.
For all Particulurs of the Regatta please apply
A. T. SIMMONS,
Commodore of Paget Union Club.
August 5th, 1878.
NO 7 ICE.
ST HE Managers of the "Union
Sports, Southampton," intend holding a
similar Meeting to that of 20th August, 1874,
Horse Racing, &c.,
About the beginning of September next,
Should sufficient inducement be held out.'
Particulars will be duly made known.
G. B. FUBLER,
Southampton, July 15, 1878.
Pitch Pine Lumber.
The Undersigned has Received a
very Choice CARGO of
Ex Schr. Rockie E. Yatesm
From Jacksonville, Florida,
Consisting of the usual assortment of
DRESSED FLOO(RING-1 & 1I x 6.
DRESS PLANK, Square edge-1 & 1, x 12,
SCANTLING of various sizes-
ICt: TERMS LOW FOR CASH.
S. S. INGHJ1M.
22nd July, 1878.
14 Queen Street, Hamilton,
Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.
WHITE & E. B. JONES.
Dealer in PAINTS, OILS, VARNISHES,
GLASS, PUTTY, BRUSHES,
July 15, 1878.-12 m.
Near the Government Stores, Hlamilton.
Mr. AM. S. HUA T,
29th July, 1878.
THE THREE STORY
, H HOUSE ,
In Reid Street, near Queen,
Lately occupied by MRS. HIGGS.
Hlas Stable, Coach Hlouse, Servants' Rooms,
Garden. Apply to
August 5th, 1878.
With d TAl' ES,
At a Moderate Rent, a! almuit a Mile or les
from Prospect Camp.
Address "A. F." Royal Gazeito" '(ldlke.
August 5th, 1878.
EEWARD will be given for information
that will lead to the Conviction of the
Party or Parties W;lO STOLE from the
Lands of Mount Langton, on 30th June last,
'twelve YoungrI Turkeys,
About two Months old.
One Hlundred Dollars
(100 DOLLAR )
Reward will be given for such. information as
will Convict the Party or Parties who purchased
or received the said TURKEYS knowing them
to have been Stolen.
Hamilton, 10th July, 1878.
A LL Persons are forbid TRESPASSING on
the Lands of MRS. MICHAEL BuRRows, in
Southampton Parish, bounded North and South
by tw, bye-paths. Mrs. Burrows feels that she
has been injured andannoyed by the family of
ote of her neighbours since she has become a
Mrs. B. appeals to the Public to assist her in
railing in her Land, particularly on the South
side. She has Trees enough on the Land for
Southampton, July 30, 1878.
A Respectable Lady or Gentleman can Rent
a fine large Airy BEDROOM (furnished
or unfurnished) with access to Drawing Room.
Also, the use of the Furniture in the Drawing
Room ; the use of Stove in Kitchen, or a se-
perate Kitchen and Dining Room-with a private
Family in a pleasantly Situated DLwelling, about
twenty minutes Walk on the Pitlt's Bay Road.
For further Particulars apply aftthe "Royal
hlamilton, 30th July, 1878.
On hand from last Importation.
2 fine Horses,
Suitable for Ileavy Draft. Height 15 & 15'2.
Hamilton, July 1, 1878.*
Including SPARS, SAILS, BALLAST, &c.
For particulars apply to
L T. WILKINSON, R E.,'
Boitz, July 22nd, 1878.
Argyle Street, opposite St. Paul's Church.
01 ONU lEN'TS, iIEADSTONlIS
Grave MARKS in polished Granite or Marble
Marble Mantel Register ('GRATE', &c., &c.
GEORGE A SANFORD,
Designs and Prices may be obtained from
W. T. JAMES, Esqr., Front St., Hamilton.
PLERSONS INDEBrED) to the late Firm of
S. S. IN GHAM & CO., are requested
to call at the Office of Undersined and
Settle their respective ACCOUN TS as no further
indulgence can be given.
ACCOUNTS remaining unpaid or not Satis-
factorily arranged on or before 20th \ugus-
next, will be placed in legal hands for Collect
S. S. JVGNGI3M.
July 22nd, 1878.
The Bermuda Ci-
T IHE Undersigned having received a lot of
HAVANA TOBACCO via New York
And will be pleased to Supply parties requir-
ing same. Quality guaranteed and no Cabbage.
T'he 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
known on application to
T. SAN CHEZ.
Hamilton, June 18th, 1878.
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
English and American Preserved
Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street,
N. B.-Ships' Stores Supplied at Lowest
February 18th, 1878.-12 m
! Sugar 11
Yellow Vacuum-pan-in Barrels
White Vacuum-pan do
Muscovado, in Barrels
At Low Rates for CASH.
S. S. INGHAM.
Hamilton, 25th February, 1878.
Peg TOPS Gum ACACIA
GUM in bottles, with Top and Brush
Blue and Red INK
And usual Supply of STATIONRItY, by the
Fleetwing," at the Royal Gazette" Sta-
Ilamilton, July 30th, 1878.
To all whom it may Concern.
rT HE UndersigYned 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 mede
for the same, WILL, WIT IOUT FAIL, be
placed in legal hands for collection.
All Accounts against the Subscriber are re-
quested to be rendered not later than Ist of
June, for adjustment.
BEIIMIUDA PIOOI)UCE purchased
throughout the Season, at 'Market pri.es.
JOHN I1A!H NE'I'TT.
T HE Undersigned requests that all Persons DENTIST,
Shaving received their ACCOUNTS from--.. ., ,.- ....
him to 31st May ultimo, will please arr,.* i STREET, HAIILTON, EAST,
same. ,'v ^ n nnnlv" nf th,- fol.
The -Subscriber begs to acquaint some o0
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
F. W. VOSSME R.
Reid St., Hamilion, June 3rd, 1878.
Win. James Heney,
Commission ./ gent,
A MILLION, )BitMUDA.
FOR THE TEETH
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. ( \
BRIEL, Ludgate I ill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
CORALITE TOoTH PAS 1'', for Cleansit
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth
I I ITE GUTTA PVRCiW. IAEN \ \ 1I,, f,.r
Stopping decayed 'leethii
OSTEO-,ENAMIL iTO i'IN (, warranted to
remniii whiie (and fir',n ;Ss th* 1', l i it c(1
0)UiNTAIL(IlQUI': ELX.IXI c, lcbrateJ
liiamilton, March .(th, 1877.
THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
tern terminus of the Causeway now un-
dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTERATI-
The Public is hereby notified that from and
after the 6th instant, and until further notice,"i
a portion of the Bridge will be taken up and
the Carriage way reduced in width to about
nine feet, or thereabouts.
Persons travelling on the Causeway Road
are again requested to drive slowly over,this
Colo ma Surveyor.
3rd August, 1878.
SAbout 1000 Bushels
Hard Stone Lima,
Principally burnt with Cedar W)ijod, ..
Orders left with A. J. HOSDON, E'sqr., Ha'm-
ilton, Wtill be promptly attended to. :
JOHN T STONE,'
July 23rd, 1878.--tf. *
United States Mail Steamers.
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
LEAVE NEW YORK-': :
NEVADA sails August 20, 10 a.m,.
WYOMING sails August 27, 4 p.m. .
CITY OF NEW YORK sails Sept. 3, 10 a.m. '
MONTANA sails-Sept. 10, 3 p.m.
WVISCONSIN sails Sept. 17, 9 a.m.
NEVADA sails Sept. .-,,3 pm.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeong and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perf ct ventilation and light.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
The U. S. Mail Steamer "Canima'" from Ber.
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can he
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
WILLIAMS & GUION,
29 Broadway, New York.
August 1, 1878. .
0 0 'Ceodore () 0,rbrid4)
R~~~~~~~~~~ ciQtQt,1s f 'PoalGz I ,ee
0111c Hurs-I) o l' aiI I o 4
Orderci'i .4 .21Atenjd to
It~~~~~~~ 03dtn cner$0,I~G
pl, X/T I x % #a v
a iq I I I v UVA U I U [,Pt I I y %,Ft UL I L kJ L
We Ov Fe B A S C 0 islid kv
M. D. t
SERMTTDA ROYAL GAZETTE
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
Aug. 5 30-131
0 0 0 0
90*6 77*0 156-4 67-1
90-7 76-2 150-8S 67-3
90*1 78'0 154-0 68-9
F9,7 76-0 155-6 65-9
F8-9 74-4 154-6 67-3
88W5 72-5 1V0-4 68-3
90'5 77,4 154-4 67-1
Hamilton, JAugust 13, 1878.
Proceedings of the honorable Leg-
Tuesday, 6th August, 1878.-Pursuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
Preterit-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice.
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson,
William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingbam,
4 Joseph H. Harvey,
6" James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
d" Randal E. Webster, Colonial
Adjourned to Friday next, the 9th instant, at
Friday, 9th August, 1878.-Pursuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
James Tucker, Reer. Genl.,
S" Randel E. Webster, Colonial
The following message from His Excellency the
Governor, was delivered by His Excellency's Pri-
vate Secretary :-
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to request the attcn-
tion of the Honorable the Legislative Council to
the fact that the Legislation of this Colony does
not provide sufficiently for the periodical examina-
tion of the accounts of the Assistant Receiver
General at St. George's and for the inspection and
counting of the public money in the custody of that
The 17th and 18th Clauses of the Revenue Offi-
cers Appointment and Duties Act of 1876, provide
that the Accounts of the Receiver General and
Assistant Receiver General shall always be open to
the inspection of the Governor, Council and As-
sembly, or either of them, or of any Committee
appointed by either of them, as well during the
Session as at other times: -and the 29th
Clause of the same Act provides that before any
Receiver General or Assistant Receiver General
shall obtain leave of absence, he shall count and
transfer to the Officer or person appointed to act for
him-in the presence of a Committee appointed by
the Governor for the purpose-all the public money
in the custody of snch Receiver General or As-
sistant Receiver General :-and the 31st Clause of
the same Act, provides that it shall at all times
be lawful for any Committee appointed by the Go-
overnor, Council and Assembly, or either of them, to
inspect and count the money in the custody of the
Receiver General or Assistant Receiver General;
but there is no provision made in any of the
Clauses of the said Act for the payment of any ex-
penses necessarily incurred by the members of any of
these Committees in the performance of the public
duties entrusted to them, and the Governor thinks
it probable that it may in some measure be ascribed
to this omission, that while the Accourts of the
Receiver General at Hamilton are examined peri-
odically, and the public money in the custody of
that Officer is inspected and counted from time to
time by Committees appointed for that purpose by
the Honorable House (f Assembly, the Governor
has been unable to trace or ascertain that any
Committee appointed by the Council and Assem-
bly, or either of them, has ever inspected or
counted the public money in the custody of the
Assistant Receiver General at St. George's, or that
any Commiltee appointed by the Governor has
ever examined the Accounts of that Officer or ever
inspected and counted the money in his custody,
except upon the very rare occasion of a change of
The Governor trusts that the Honorable the
Legislative Council will agree with him in thinking
that it is contrary to the interest of the public ser-
vice that any Officer should be entrusted with the
custody of public funds without any check or con-
trol in the shape of periodical examinations of Ac-
counts or occasional inspection and counting of
In a despatch recently received from England
the Secretary of State ior the Colonies informs the
Governor, that owing to a serious defalcation
which had occurred in one of the Colonies, his at-
tention bad.been directed to the fact, that sufficient
precautions were not always taken in the shape of
periodical and surprise surveys, to provide for the
security of public funds in the hands of local Trea-
surers and Sub-Treasurers, and he asks for infor-
mation as to the nature of the precautions taken to
provide for the securityy of public money in this
The Governor proposes to appoint Committees
from time to time, to hold surveys of the Accounts
and the funds in the hands of the Assistant Receiver
General at St. George's, in accordance with the
powers conferred upon him by the Revenue Offi-
,cers Appointment and Duties Act of 1875, and he
trusts that the Legislature will provide for the
pyaaqint of any costs or charges which may be
necessary for the due performance of the duties of
athcb Committees. The Attorney General will in-
4rodace a Bill providing for such payments, into,
the Honorable House of Assembly, which the
Governor trusts the Legislature will pass, and the
(Jovernor would suggest that provision should at
the same time be made for the payment of all
necessary costs and charges attending the appoint-
ment of Committees appointed under the Revenue
Officers Appointment and Duties Act of 1875, by
the Council and Assembly, or by either of them.,
Mount Langton, 8th August, 1878.
A Resolve for paying a gratuity of 10 to Mre.
A Resolve for paying the travelling expenses of
OiVeial Visitors to the Lunatic Asylum, were
miting the duration of the Act to 31st December of
The Bill to continue and amend the Registration
Acts-was read a second time and committed.
Mr. Fowle in the Chair.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill, and it was
adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge gave notice of his inten.
tion cn the 3rd reading, to add to the first Clause,
the words "until and throughout the last day of
The Bill for the protection of Cedar trees-was
read a second time and committed.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill, andr it was
adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
The Bill entitled "An Act to increase the effici-
ency of the Police Force"-was read a third time
The Resolve providing for, additions to and im-
provement of, the Lunatic Asylum-was read a 3rd
time and passed.
A message from the Legislative Council as fol-
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly;
I am directed by the Legislative Council to re-,
turn to your Honorable House the Bill entitled
-"An Act to amend the Act entitled, An Act to
provide for and to authorise the erection of Sheds
on the Wharves in the Town of Hamilton," and to
request the concurrence of your Honorable House
in a certain amendment which the Council deem
expedient to be made thereto-a copy of which
amendment is delivered herewith.
Council Chamber, 9th August, 1878.
Section 6-after the word amount" in the 6th
line, insert the words ."and not exceeding ten
The House having considered the proposed
brought up from the House of Assembly and sever-
ally read a first time.
The following Bills were also brought up from
the House of Assembly and severally read a first
time, viz :-
A Bill entitled "An Act to continue the Vagrant
A Bill entitled "An Act regulating the Salaries
of the Officers of the Gaols,"
A Bill entitled "An Act to confirm certain Or-
dinances of the Mayor, Aldermen and Common
Council of the Town of Hamilton."'
The House resumed in Committee the consider-
ation of the Bill entitled An Act to amend the
Act entitled 'An Act to provide for and to au-
thorise the erection of Sheds on the Wharves in
the Town of Hamilton.'"
The Honorable James H. Trimingham in the
The Honorable Mr. Gosling proposed the follow-
Section 6-after the word "amount" in the sixth
line, insert the words, and not exceeding ten
pounds,"-which was agreed to.
The Committee rose.
The Chairman reported the Bill with the said
amendment-which was adopted by the House,
And it was ordered that the Bill be returned to
the House of Assembly with a Message requesting
their concurrence in the said amendment, and that
the same be delivered by the Honorable James
Tucker, as follows:-
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly;
I am directed by the Legislative Council to re-
turn to your Honorable House the Bill entitled
"An Act to amend the Act entitled An Act to
provide for and to authorize the erection of Sheds
on the Wharves in the Town of Hamilton,'" and
to request the concurrence of your Honorable
House in a certain amendment which the Council
deem expedient to be made thereto-a copy of
which amendment is delivered herewith.
Council Chamber, 9th August, 1878.
The Bill entitled An Act to amend the Law re-
lating to Wills," was read the third time and pass-
ed, and ordered to be laid before His Excellency
the Governor by the Honble. R. E. Webster.
The Bill entitled An Act to amend the Law
relating to the Shipping of Merchant Seamen for
Bermuda Vessels," was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honble. William H. Gosling in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House resumed and adopted the Report.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 13th instant, at
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Friday, 9th August.-The Clerk laid before the
House a Tender from Mr. S. S. Toddings for Re-
porting Debates as follows:-
Sir,-In accordance with your published notice I
hereby Tender to furnish Reports of the Debates of
the Assembly; and to publish in the Colonist news-
paper each week all the Debates of the week next
preceding the date of publication for the sum of 5
(five pounds) sterling per day.
I have the honor to be, Sir,
Your obdt. servant,
S. SEWARD TODDINGS.
W. H. Darrell, Esqr.,
Clerk of Assembly.
The Bill to continue and amend the Law for
the payment of Medical Witnesses, was read a 2nd
time and committed.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
1st clause agreed to.
The Attorney General moved the 2nd clause with
an amendment-which was agreed to.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill and it was adop-
ted and ordered to be engrossed.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor:
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
[See Message No. 24 in the Proceedings of the
Honble. Legislative Council (Friday, 9th August,)
in previous column, substituting Honble. House of
Assembly for Honble. Legislative Council.]-Ed.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill to pro-
vide for certain contingent expenses of the Revenue
Department-which was read a 1st time.
The Rule regarding the passage of money Re-
solves being suspended.
The Resolve for paying a deficit in the Attorney
General's Salary in 1876-was read a third time and
The Resolve of paying the cost of a Quarter
Court Dinner was read a 3rd time and passed.
Adjourned to Monday next.
Monday, 12th August.-Mr. S. A. Harvey, pre-
sented a Report from the Joint Committee of the
Council and Assembly, relating to the purchase of
the lots of ground in front of the Public Buildings
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge gave notice of his inten.
tion, on the 3rd reading of the Medical Witnesses
Bill, to move an amendment to the first Clause-li-
A successful trial by the Admiralty officials of
two new torpedo boats, in which some special fea-
tures have been introduced by their builders Messrs.
Yarrow and Co., of Poplar, was witnessed on the
3rd inst. These vessels are each 85ft. long with
11ft. beam, and draw, when fully equipped for ser-
vice, an average of 3ft of water. They are strongly
constructed of steel, and are fitted with compound
surface condensing engines capable of indicating
420 horse power. The high-pressure steam cylin-
der of these engines is 12in. in diameter, and the
low pressure 214in., both having a 12in. stroke.
These boats are at present known by their builder's
numbers, one tieing No. 419 and the other No. 420.
The former is propelled by a three bladed screw,
5ft. 6in. in diameter and 5ft. pitch; and the latter
by a two bladed screw of similar proportions.
Messrs. Yarrow adopt supplementary engines for
driving the air pump, circulating pump, and feed
pumps ; they consider this plan preferable to that
of working these pumps direct off the main engine,
as is sometimes done. The trials on the 3rd July
were conducted under the supervision of Mr. Neil
M'Dougall, on behalf of the Admiralty, the runs
being made over the measured mile-or, rather,
two miles-at Long Reach. No. 420 was first
tried, and made the down run over the two-mile
course in five minutes nineteen seconds, which is
equal to a speed of 22-59 knots per hour. In other
terms, this vessel attained the remarkable speed of
twenty-six miles an hour. No. 419 was then tried.
The first run was made up the river, and, conse-
quently, against the tide. The two miles were run
in six minutes thirty-eight seconds, giving a speed
of 18-09 knots per hour. The second run was made
down the river, and, consequently, with the
tide. Here the two miles were accomplished in
five minutes one second, giving a speed 23 92 knots,
or 27-56 miles per hour. The mean of the two
runs was a speed of 21 knots, or 24-2 miles per
hour. There were no heated bearings or any other
drawbacks during these trials, which were highly
satisfactory in every respect.-Times.
Ordered, that the Bill be amended accordingly
and returned to the Legislative Council with the
Mr. President and Gentlemen of the Legislative Coun-
We are directed by the House of Assembly to re-
turn to your Honorable House the Bill entitled
An Act to amend the Act entitled An Act to pro-
vide for and to authorise the erection of Sheds on
the Wharves in the Town of Hamilton, and to ac-
quaint your Honorable House that the Assembly
having concurred in the proposed amendment, it
has accordingly been made to the said Bill.
The Attorney General with leave withdrew the
Vaccination Acts continuing Bill, and the Super-
intendent of Hard Labour at St. Georges Salary
Adjourned to Friday next.
Orders for next meeting:
Protection of Cedar Trees Bill.
Registration Acts continuing and amending Bill.
Medical Witnesses Payment Bill.
Prevention of Frauds in shipping Produce Bill.
For the first day of meeting in the next week :
The Report of the Joint Committee of the Coun-
cil and Assembly relating to the purchase of lots.
August 7-S. Steamor A. Strong, Brown, Cardiff; 800
tons coal for Government.--Agents, N. T. Butter-
field & Son.
9-Brigt. Aimwell, Bale, Cape Breton; 208 tons coal,
500 feet lumber.-Agents, N. T. Butterfield & Son.
August 7-German Barque Bruenmow, Paget, New
8-German Barque A. Klockman, Minster, United
Mail Steamer Canima. Liddicoat, New York; 6 bls.
and 14 half bis. bay rum, 7 bls. rum, and 15 cases
wine and spirits.
9-Brigt. T. H. A. Pitt, Outerbridge, New York; 70
tons logwood and fustic, 39 lance wood poles, 66 ke-
rosene oil casks.
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
Aug. 8-Schr. Hound, Stubbs, Gibara, Cuba; 90 hhds.
sugar, 30 tierces malada, to Samuel Chapman.
9-Royal Mail Steamer Beta, Shaw, Halifax; Eng-
lish mail of 23rd ulto., passengers and general
cargo.-Agent, J. M. Hayward.
Aug. 8-Schr. Maria, Ingham, Demerara; 385 b1s.
and 25 boxes potatoes.
Brig Kestrel, Evans, Charleston ; ballast.
9-Royal Mail Steamer Beta, Shaw, St. Thomas;
mails, 90 boxes onions, 83 bis. and 6 boxes potatoes
In the R. M. Steamer Beta from Halifax on Thurs-
day last:--Rev. W. Thorburn, Presbyterian Minister,
Mr. and Mrs. Gordon, two Miss Gordons, Mrs. and
Miss Newton, Mrs. S. S. Toddings, Mr. George Too-
ley, Mr. W. H. Burner.-Second Cabin, Foreman
Clarke, R.E., wife and two children, Foreman Chap-
man, R.E. wife and child.
In the Brigt. Aimwell, Mr. Arthur Tucker.
In the Mail Steamer Canima on Thursday last for
New York :-Captain Reeves, H. M. 46th Regt. and
Mrs. Reeves, Lieuts. Falls and Eden. H. M. 46th Re-
giment, Assistant Commissary General J. J. Lilley,
Mr. and Mrs. E. T. Child, Mr. and Mrs. G. 0. Whit-
ney and 2 children, Miss Alice Hsmilton, Miss Janie
Miles, Herbert Tucker, Esqr., Messrs. Ormond L.
Dickinson, Frederick Paintin, S. C. Rankin, G. S.
Rankin, Graham Cooper, Heber Cooper, R. P. Atkins,
A. Lebreckt.-Second Class and Steerage, W. Harding,
Joseph Fernandez, Freddy Mitchell.
In the R. M. Steamer Beta for St. Thomas :-Mr.
George Mason.--Dodi, Samuel Gardner.
In the T. H. A. Pitt for New York, Messrs. E. Ro-
berts, Howard Harnett, Hilton Pitt and Norman Pitt.
H. M. Steamer Bullfinch, Lieut. -Commander Lloyds
left on Thursday last for England, her time on this
Station having more than expired.
The German Barque Alamo, Captain A. Bruderhau-
sen, out 40 days from Havre bound to Charleston,
S.C., was spoken on the 8th instant, 40 miles N. N. E.
of St. David's Head, by Mr. John S. Minors, Pilot.
Had been three days round the land with baffling
winds. All well.. Desired to be reported.
THE INTENDED VISIT OF THE UNITED STATES
SHIP "Tallapoosa" to Halifax, N.S., not to take place.
The Tallapoosa with the Secretary of the U. S. Navy
and party on board does not go to Halifax as originally
intended. Moorings had been laid down for her in Ha-
lifax Harbour, so there will be disappointment there.
The T. had been detained at Portsmouth 'on account of
a storm, hence the supposed cause of cutting Halifax
out of the original programme of her proceedings.
NAVAL.-The Halifax Chronicle of the 29th July,
says:-H. M. S. Bellerophon, carrying the flag of
Vice-Admiral Inglefield. and H. M. S. Argus will
leave this port for New York on or about the 15th Au-
gust. The Admiral is only waiting to receive Secretary
Thompson, of the United States Navy Department,
who is expected to arrive here shortly in the U. S. S.
Tallapoosa. H. M.S. Rover will leave for Newfound-
land, on the fishery protection service, to day, calling
at Sydney, C.B. Not unlikely H. M. S. Sirius,now at
Newfoundland, will come to Halifax, as there are rum-
ors in naval circles of an approaching change in her
staff of officers.
APPOINTMENT.-Chief Engineer-Joseph T. Rob.-
inson to the Bellerophon.
BELLEEROPHON, Capt. St. G. D'Arcy Irvine, flag-
ship of Vice-Admiral Inglefield, C.B., will have a
new set of engines when she comes home from the
West Indies, the estimated cost being 12,000.
TORPEDO BOAT TRIALS.
iQ9 The sunset on Friday evening last presented
a most extraordinary appearance. A long line of
heavy dark clouds appeared several hundred feet
above the horizon, the lower edge being the dark-
est, and from them fell to the water a curtain of
lurid red, exhibiting a mass of fiery vapour of the
same colour, which extended against the Northern
Sky from West to East, as far as the eye could
reach. The cause was simply a heavy squall pass-
ing just at sunset, but the effect was most appal-
ling. The scene lasted above fifteen minutes and
was followed by a beautiful evening.
The Eclipse of the Moon last evening was seen
to perfection, the atmosphere being quite clear. It
rose, as it was stated in our last, it would,'eclipsed,
reached its greatest obscuration (6 digits) at about
7 and ended with shadow and penumbra respec-.
tively about 9 and 101 p.m.
There was brought to our office yesterday morning
by Thos. J. Lightbourn, Esqr., who has just returned
from a visit to the United States, a bar of white
substance, which we thought at first was consolida-'
ted milk or something of that nature. On being
requested to taste it, which we must admit we did
with some hesitation, we found it to be somewhat
of the flavor of the candied formation generally to be
found on the bloom raisin. We then were informed
that it was saccharine matter obtained from
Indian corn; that it was now extensively man-
ufactured in the United States and was freely used
in the preparation of all kinds of beer, instead of:
other saccharine substance.
A feeling of great satisfaction has been evinced
by naval men at the selection by His Royal High-
ness the Prince of Wales of Capt. H. F. Nicholson,
C.B., as an Equerry-in-Waiting to His Royal
Highness. As a rule, these honorable offices have
been disposed of in the sister service, army men be-
ing chosen in preference to naval men, even in
appointments in the household of His Royal High-
ness the Duke of Edinburgh. This selection by
the Prince of Wales is, therefore, accepted by the'
navy as doubly complimentary; and this is not the
only instance in which the navy has had reason to
know that in His Royal Highness the sea service
has a friend.-Hampshire Teleohaph.
GAPES IN CHICKENS.-"' A Subscriber," Newport, R.
I.-Gapes is caused by the presence of small worms
in the wind-pipe. Young herbivorous animals of all
kinds are very subject to these parasites, the- eggs of
which are supposed to, be dropped in the excrements
of the older animals, andl swallowed by the young ones.
Prevention is the best remedy. This consists, in re-
gard to poultry, in removing all the droppings from
the houses, keeping the soil of the yards fresh by dig-
ging over the surface, or providing new locations for
them every season. Some camphor dissolved in the
drinking water is said to be a remedy, but as we have
always avoided the disease by precaution in our yards,
we have no experience as to alleged cures.-American
Agriculturist, June, 1878.
[We have heard of a cure for the Gapes in Chickens
and which we have reason to believe has been tried
with success in Bermuda. Take a fine wing feather
of a chicken, trim itwell, make a smallloop on thesmall
end securing it with thread, dip it in lard, put it about
two thirds down the suffering chicken's wind-pipe and
draw it up gently but quickly ; if successful a number
of very thin redish worms-thread-like-will be found
on the loop. The chicken will be much exhausted by
the operation, and must be allowed to lay on its side
for a time-but its life will be saved.]-Ed. B. R. G.,
Russian troops are going home at the rate of
5,000 a day.
PROSPECT GARRISON CROQUET CLUB.
Weather permitting there will be a meeting of the
above Club on Thursday next, August 15th. at 4*30
p.m., when the Band of the 46th Regiment, will play the
following selection :-
March.............Every Land's my Home.......Campbell.
Overture................ Schubert .... .........Suppe.
Waltz................... Albertha......................R. osati.
Selection..........*Giovanna di Arco................. Verdi.
Serenade ..........Qand t Chants......... Gounod
Galop ..................... Wally.....................Heinsdroff.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
A Meeting of the Clergy and Laity of the
Church of England was held at the Court House,
on Thursday last to consider a Constitution for a
Synod of the said Church, and for other purposes
in connection therewith.
The Hon. Eugenius Harvey in the Chair.
A Constitution was then laid before the Meeting,
clause by clause, and, after a lengthy discussion,
adopted with certain additions and amendments.
The following Resolutions were then put to the
Meeting and passed :
I. Resolved that the Declaration of Principles
and the Constitution as this day agreed on be adop-
ted and printed.
II. Resolved that copies of the Constitution be
forwarded to the Legislature with a Petition pray-
ing that an Act may be passed:
(1) Confirming the Constitution;
(2) Incorporating the Synod, and
(3) Making over to the Synod the grant in
aid of the Church of England made by the
Clergy Act 1869 after providing for the stipends
of the Clergy.
III. Resolved that the Chairman be requested
to appoint a Committee to prepare a Petition to be
laid before a Public Meeting'on the 22nd instant.
The Chairman appointed the Revs. J. L. Lough,
G. Tucker and M. James, and R. D. Darrell and
1 Reginald Gray, Esqrs., a Committee for the purpose.
The Meeting closed with a vote of thanks to the
The Meeting was a very large one and included
persons from all parts of the Island, a proof that
the movement is one in which members of Church
generally take a deep interest.
The race for H. R. H. the Duke of Edinburgh's Cup
took place in the Sound on Tuesday last. The day was
all that could be desired, a fresh breeze from the South
West making it pleasant for the spectators as well as
for the competing yachts. There were four entries
only for the race, the Somerset, Julia, Nautilus and
Zephyr. The first named being only an open boat and
deeming, we presume, discretion the better part of
valour, did not put in an appearance, and there were
therefore only three boats which started. The race, as
a race, was more uninteresting than most of its prede-
cessors, not only on account of the few competitors, but
because it was little more than a sail over the course,
the three yachts preserving their relative positions
throughout, and finishing in the same order in which
they started, the Julia being an easy winner having
taken about one minute from the Nautilus in the whole
race, and having lost only two minutes and fifty seconds
of the time which she received from the Zephyr. The
following Table will enable our readers to compare the
relative position of the boats on rounding the respective
BERLIN, August 4.-Complete returns from Ger-
man elections show the following results as regards
great parties:-_938 Conservatives, 110 of various
Liberal parties and 96 Ultramontanes. Sixty second
ballots will be necessary.
A Berlin dispatch says the negotiations between
Bismarck and the Papal Nuncio are progressing
satisfactorily for the curia, in consequence of im.
portant concessions made by Bismarck.
The little sailboat Naufilus with the brothers-
Andrews on board, out 45 days, from Boston bound
to Havre, is reported as follows :-
LONDON, Aug. 2.-The Nautilus arrived on Thurs-
das in Mounts Bay Inlet on the coast of Cornwall.
William and Walter Andrews, of Boston, landed
in the village of Cornwall, appearing greatly fati-
gued. For a few days after leaving the American
coast they experienced fair weather, but it
soon changed, and fogs, wind and rain prevailed
for a considerable period. Their bed clothes got
quite wet and for four weeks they had to sleep in
wet clothes; many days they could take no sleep
and were worked so hard by reason ,of
the bad weather that they could scarcely eat or
drink anything. On the fourth of July they had
the luxury of a bottle of lager beer, which they kept
specially for that day. For eighteen days Otey
never saw the sun and could take no observations.
They sailed through several schools of whales, and
spoke several steamers and sailing vessels. From
the 15th of July to the 26th they had terrible wea-
ther and broke their chronometer. When they
made Scilly Light they weie very much exhausted
and hove to in Mullion Roadson Wednesday night.
William seems to feel the strain1 most. Walter
looks better, but has a bad hand, caused by so
much steering. The whole passage occupied forty-.
five days. The two brothers leave for Havre as
soon as the weather permits after having a, little
Arrival of the English Mail of "3rd
S, J y.
The Royal Mail Steamer Beta, Captain Shaw,
from Halifax, with the English Mail of the 23rd
ultimo, arrived at St. Georges on Thursday last,
having left Halifax at the usual hour on Monday
We have been kindly favored by Captain Shaw
and other friends, in addition to our own files,
with Halifax papers of the 5th instant.
TERMINATION OF THE DEBATE ON LORD
The debate on Lord Hartington's resolution was
brought to a close at 3 o'clock on the morning of
Saturday the 3rd instant, when it was rejected by a
vote of 338 to 195, and Mr. Plunkett's amendment
adopted without a division.
The Halifax Morning Herald of the 5th says:-
"During the Debate in the Commons on Friday
night, 30 Opposition members were on their feet at
once. Lord Elcho said that the Liberals were tor
blame for the Russo-Turkish war; and Mr. Roebuck
said their conduct was such that Mr. Gladstone
would never live to see them in power again. The
Division list shows that seven Liberals voted
against the Resolution; also seventeen Home Rul.
ers. No Conservatives voted for the resolution."
BANQUET TO LORDS BEACONSFIELD AND
LONDON, August 4.-The banquet in honor of
Lords Beaconsfield and Salisbury, at the Mansion
House, last night, was a grand affair. Most of the
Ministers and a brilliant company were present.
Lord Beaconfield reviewed the recent events and
believed that peace would be durable because all
the powers were satisfied. There was a party in
Russia, by no means the most influential, which
had been checked. The relations with all the
powers were most friendly, especially with Russia
and France. He could not conceive of a greater
misfortune than estrangement from France.
LONDON, August 1.-In the House of Lords,
Lord Beaconsfield, in reply to Lord Carnarvon,
pointed out that the latter assents to the policy
embodied in the circular, stating that the question
of the possession of Constantinople involved British
interests, and when the Russians were approach.
ing Constantinople Lord Carnarvon refused to
concur in ordering up the British fleet. The sub.
ject was then dropped.
In the House of Commons, Mr. Lowe's speech
was mainly a repetition of Mr. Gladstone's argu-
inents concerning the partition of Turkey, the be-
trayal of Greece, and the uselessness of Cyprus.
The alleged falsehoods to which Mr. Lowe re-
ferred, were instructions sent to Lord Odo Russell,
British Ambassador at Berlin, to oppose the cession
of Batoum, after England had already secretly
agreed not to go to war on the subject. Mr. Lowe
violently attacked the abuse of the Crown's treaty
making prerogative, which, it may be here men-
tioned, has been The key-note of Liberal speeches.
He said, "an antiquated prerogative has been
drawn from its rusty scabbard and used without
the knowledge or consent of the people. The
Government had done their utmost to drag royalty
into collision with the people. It was impossible
that Englishmen could be content to leave the
exercise of the Royal prerogative in its present
position." Mr. Lowe's remarks were greeted with
loud cheers from the Liberal benches.
Lord John Manners, Postmaster General, defend-
ed the Government, and Mr. Chamberlain (Radical)
member for Birmingham, attacked it, dwelling on
its extravagance. The debate was continued on
strictly party lines by Sir John Hay, Mr. Steveley
Hill, Mr. Holmes, Edward Knatchbull Hugesson,
Samuel Laing and Sir John Lubbock, who pointed
out that the Anglo-Turkish convention inevitably
committed the country to eventual war with Rus-
The debate was then adjourned. .
LONDON, August 2.-The Edinburgh Scotsman
says it is reported that L'rd Dufferin will probably
be requested to go to Asia Minor as British Com-
In the Commons last night, Northcote, in reply-
ing to an inquiry of Ashley, Liberal, virtually ad-
mitted that some other secret document was signed
in May as well as the Anglo-Russian agreement.
The Chancellor merely denied that anything was
signed relative to Greece.
SThe Archbishop of Canterbury calls upon his
clergy for a general thanksgiving to GOD that their
prayers for peace have been answered.
DUBLIN, August 4.-The Feniau Kelly was lib-
erated from Mount Joly prison on Saturday on ac-
count of ill-health.
The French "cabbies" were to strike on the 5th.
The Ottoman Embassy at Berlin says the Sultan
has sanctioned the treaty.
Kossuth has spoken. He thinks Austria has
NEW YORK, August 4.-France has bestowed
the Cross of the Legion of Honor on Prince Hohen-
lobe and Count Von Bulow as a recognition of
their kindness to France at the Berlin Congress.
It is also rumored that Marshal MacMahon declined
attending the English concerts at Trocadero, say- ;
ing "No, that Coquin Disraeli has cheated me."
A Paris special says the election of Socialists in
Germany at the recent elections is looked upon
with alarm by the Government, as tending to greatly
encourage the Commune, and the workingmen's
congress announced for September 38, has been pro.
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZE ..
STAFF OF THE ARMY AT CYPRUS.
Lieut. General Sir Garnet Wolseley, Governor
Sof the Island of Cyprus, will take with him to this
new possession of the British Empire, as Chief of the
Staff,' Colonel George R. Greaves, C. B., who
vacates his appointment as A. A. G. at the Horse
Guards, where he has been employed since his
return from the Gold Coast in 1874. Lieut. Col.
HI. Brackenburg, R. A. as Assistant Adj. General,
who was with Sir Garnet, as As-.istaut Military Sec-
retary throughout the Ashan tee war and accompanied
him to Natal in February 1875. Lieut. Col. Baker
Russell, C. B., 13th Hussars, as Military Secretary,
who rendered important services in Ashantee, where
he organized the Natives forming "'Russell's Regi-
ment," and commanded it throughout the campaign-
Captain Hugh McCalmont 7th Hussars, A. D. C.,
who was for a short time on Sir Garnet's Staff on
the Gold Coast, until compelled by ill health to
return to England Captain Lord Gifford, V. C.,
also A. D. C., the pioneer of the Ashantee expedi-
tion, who joined Sir Garnet's Staff as aide-de-camp
after the capture of Coomassie, and remained with
him until the end of the campaign. Colonel the
HIon. Jas. C. Dormer, half pay late 13th L. I.,
Assistant Quarter Master General.
Brevet Major the Hon. H. J. L. Wood, 12th
Lancers, and Captain Richard C. Hare, 1st Batt.
22nd Foot, will serve as Dep. Asst. Adj. and Qiuar.
Mast. Genl. Both these officers came 'into notice
by their services in the Ashantee campaign. The
following officers have also been nominated for
special duty. Lieut. Col. Maquay, commanding
R. E. Capt. John F. Maurice, R. A., who accom-
panied Sir Garnet to the Gold Coast in September,
1873, on special service, and served as his private
Secretary throughout the Ashantee war, and well
known in Nova Scotia where he served until last
year. Capt John T. Bury, R. A. Capt. Leopold V.
Swaine, Rifle Brigade. Capt. the Hon. C. C. W.
Cavendish 16th Lancers, and Lieut. W H. Hol-
bech lst-60th Rifles, who: was with that regiment
in the Red River Expedition of 1870, and served
in Nova Scotia until the return of his regiment to
England in December 1876. Major W. S. Thorpe,
Staff Paymaster, A. P. D., as Principal Paymaster,
to the Forces, and. Sir A. D. Home, K. C. B., as
Principal Medical Officer. The British contingent
of the army of occupation consists of the 31st Com-
pany Royal Engineers, Major Maitland, which
embarked at Portsmouth in the "Simoom" on the
I 3thult., taking with them the whole of their field
equipment; the ,42nd Highlanders and the 71st
Highland Light Infantry; which two regiments
have been selected for this service owing to their
seniority at Malta: the 71st having been in the
Mediterranean since Oct. 1868, and the "Black
Watch" at Malta since the conclusion of the Ashantee
Campaign.: The 101st Regiment also proceeds to
Cyprus. Cyprus was formally taken possession
of by Mr. Baring on behalf of Great Britain on 11th
Colonel R. Biddulph, C B,, R.A., to be Officer
Commanding Royal Artillery (Colonel on Staff).
Deputy Commissary General A. W. Downes, C.B.,
to' be Principal Commissariat Officer, and the 31st
Company Royal Engineers (5 officers and 174 men)
and' detachments Army Service Corps (5 officers and
59 men), and Army Hospital Corps (1 officer and I
48 men), left Ebgland in H.M.S. Simoom for Malta
en route to Cyprus. The Indian Contingent now at-
Malta, will leave that station for the same destina-
tion. The following officers of the Commissariat
Department also took passage in the Simoom-viz.,
Deputy Commissary-General T Storrar Smith, from
Aldershot, and Assistant Commissaries A. Ely, F. E. *
Stevens, and A. H. Langdon, and Sub-Assistant-
Commissary M. P. Wasp, Commissary A. C. Ryland,
and some two or three officers having already gone.
on from Multa to make arrangements in anticipation
of the arrival of the troops. A detachment of sixty
non-commissioned officers and men of the Army,
Service Corps, including clerks, storekeeps, issuers,
bakers, butchers, &c., also embarked in the Simoom.
The nucleus of a mule train will be despatched from
Malta, which will be placed under the charge of'
Assistant-Commissary Stevens, assisted by Assistant-
Commissary Ely. Besides Deputy Commissary-
.-qeuealiDowvues, C.B., Commissary R S. Price and
D eputy--om-iry A. Mayer are under orders to
proceed on from Malta. Surgeon-Major R. W.
Jackson, G.;B., who served with distinction during
the Ashantee campaign, accompanies Sir Anthony
Home as second medical officer.
RAINFALL, JULY, 1878.
Total 5-55 Ins.
Rainfall July, 1877..............................4-73
Average Rainfall of 8 years, 1870 to 1877 410
FRao NEWFOUNDLAND.-We learn under date
July 30, that the season so far, for the Bank anil
Labrador fishery, is better than last year. On July
19th and 20th, it was so cold that a fire was needed.
Since then it is just wat rm enough to be comfortable .
The two skating rinks have been destroyed by fire
and all the costumes of the Proprietor, Professor
Darrell, had been burnt in the rink which he occu-
pied for his assemblies. Bank McKenzie, thetemper-
ance lecturer, had been there doing a good busi-
ness. He held a grand torch light procession on the
evening of July 24-marched through the streets ;
some 500 torches. poured their light upon and along
Water Street, where about every third house on thQ
upper side of the street is licensed to sell ale, wine,
tc. A vessel with new fish had sailed for Pernam-
buco. The price of fish has opened at 22/6 to 2/63
LOOKING FOR AN ESTATE OF $300,000,000.
PHILADELPHIA, Julr 16.-An adjourned meeting,
of.some of the New-Jersey heirs of the Jennings es-
tate in England was h6ld in Morgan Hall, Camden,
-y, for the purpose of completing arrangements
"-or sending Samuel A.: Cook to England to get pos.
session of the property. His offer to collect the vast
amount at 10 per cent, has been accepted and some'
$2,000 is to be raised to pay his expenses. The
members present were quite hopeful under the re-
presentations made thdt the connecting link in the
heirship had been foiIud, and that removed all bar to
their becoming possessed of the property, amounting
to some $300,000,000. Mr Cook will start for Eng-
land in a short time.
"Bob" Ingersol once saved his life by a joke-a
characteristic one too. In battle he fought man-
fully until overpowered and compelled to surrender,
though not until one of Forrest's men had drawn a
bead on him. Ingersol sung out, "hold on there!
What do you want to shoot me for ? I have been
recognizing your old Confederacy for the last two
minutes!" When-Ingersol was exchanged his
horse was returned to him by the rebel General,
with the remark that he was the man who saved his
fife with a joke.
An Inquest was being held at St. Georges last even-
ing when the Mail left, on the body of a Sergeant of
the Corps of Royal Engineers, who dropped dead in
i the foreiroon on the Government Wharf, Convict Bay.
We have good reason for stating that the person
I above alluded to is Sergeant-Major Clarke, R.E., who
arrived here only on the 9th instant in the Royal Mail
Steamer Beta from Halifax. The cause of death was
said to be sunstroke." The deceased leaves a wife
and two children. j
Ag BAZAAR, ST. PAUL'S CHnuRc SCHOOL RooM.
-The doors to open at 1 p.m.-[For advertisement
see first page of this Gazette.]
BIRTH, at Rugby, England, July 22nd, the WIFE
of the Rev. E. G. Ingham, of a SON.
........., in Devonshire Parish, on 8th instant, MRS.
ALEXANDER JONES, of a SON.
DIED, at his late residence Fruitland, Warwick, on
the ;morning of the 6th inst., ROBERT LIGHTBOURN,
Esqr., at the advanced age of 86 years. He was high-
ly respected for his gentlemanly deportment and up-
rightness of character.
........., at Olive Hill, Pembroke Parish, yesterday
morning, FLORENCE MARY, child of Honorable R. E.
Webster, Colonial Secretary, aged 11 months.
......... in Paget Parish, on 24th July, after a short
illness, TARQUINA, wife of Mr. William J. Perenchief,
aged 42 years; leaving a husband, mother, 3 children
and numerous relatives and friends to mourn their loss,
........., at his father's residence, Spanish Point, on
Saturday, 10th instant, in the 49th year of his age, MR.
BENJAMIN THOwj.s SEON,'leaving 3 sons, 2 daughters,
father and mother, and a large circle of other relatives
and friends to mourn their loss.
........, in Southampton Parish, at the residence of
her mother, on the 8th instant, PRISCILLA THEODOSIA
PERINCHIEF, aged 28 years and 11 months. Blessed
are the dead which die in the Lord."
AT the Public Meeting of MEMBERS
OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND IN BER-
MUDA, held in the COURT HOUSE, HAMVIIL-
TON, on the 8th of August, it was determined
THAT A MEETING SHOULD
SIt the samie place,
22nd August, inst., at one o'clock,
To consider a PETITION to be presented to
It is hoped that as many persons as conve-
niently can will attend, as it is desirable to
have the Petition signed with as little delay
August 10, 1878.
IN consequence of the vacancy in the CON-
SULATE OF DENMARK, by the death
of the late JAMES W. MUssON, ESQR., parties
desirous of obtaining the position, are invited
to send in their applications to the MINISTER
OF FOREIGN AFFAIRES, Copenhagen, be-
fore the First .day of October next.
W. C. J. HYLAND, (Signed)
Grant of the Consulate of Denmarhk.
St. George's, 12th August, 1878.
TO PERSONS LEAVING THIE ISLAND.
A DINNuER SERVICE CITL ItY
Electroplated SPOONS & FORKS
and other HOUSEHOLD GOODS.
Address, stating prices,
CANTEEN PR SIDENT,
1-19th Regt., Ireland Island.
Ireland Island, August 13th, 1878.-1 pd
Drpy G oodsn t:'-ablii .-
Opposite the Naval Cricket Ground,
""Y Recent Arrivals from London and New
York, A Full Supply of the above have
been Received and are offered for Sale at the
Lowest Cash Prices.
Somerset, August 13th, 1878.-3
THE CAR A
Of Schooner Hound,'
WILL BE SOLD IN BAIRSELS,
.d TweUty-iwo E%9ifgi
Per One Hundred Pounds,
At either of my Stores in hlamilton or 't. Geor-
ges for Cash. GOOD GROCERY.
SAME L. CHAPMAN.
13th August, 1878.-2
Other papers twice.
r IIE Undersigned most respectfully informs
the Public that during the absence of Mr.
Lebreckt he is authorized to carry on the
,TAILOftING IUSINES~ and hopes by
strict attention to merit a share ot Public Pa-
JAMES G. BUTTERFIELD,
Foreman of Mr. Lebreekt's Tailoiing
N. B.-Repairing udoie in tne nuatest man-
Queen Street, Hamilton,
August 12th, 1878.-1 pd S
At a Moderate Rent, at about a Mile or less
from Pr..-pect Camp.
Address Captain PuzEy, R. E., Prospect.
Prospect, August 12th, 1878.
14th Instant, 12 o'clock,
I 'OfILL 8 L LIF,
11 the Old Slitsd,
BAGS CORN Bags BRIAN
Barrels Bright Grocery SUGAR
Casks ALE and PORTER
Hf. Chests and smaller Packages Oolong TEA'
Hf. Barrels PORK and BEEF
Boxes Laundry SOAP, &c.
FURNITURE, new & second hand
1 pIANO I Sewing MACHINE
1 Washing MACHINE, (a new invention)
2 Sets Carriage HARNESS, new and light
30 Reams Note PAPER
25 M. ENVELOPES
12 Gross INK
School BOOKS and SLATES
Lead PENCILS Steel PENS
A Miscellaneous Lot of BOOKS, &c.
And about 50 Rolls Wall PAPER and Window
A good Draught
A Large MARE and a fine COLT
One Four Seat WAGGON and Box CART
Farming IMPLEMENTS and Car-
And two Young HEIFERS
Only 6 more of those Young PIGS, from
that improved Stock.
A few Tons of Kitchen COALS, &c., &c.
Hamilton, August 13th, 1S78.
For Sale at Public Auction.
WE W I L L
At Public Auction,
At 1 o'clock,
With Spars, Sails, EalIlast, (ictailding 900 lbs.
Lead) and Moorings complete.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, August 13th, 1878.-2 3p.
.AS boel@l f Uty Posvands, i
To be secured by a BO PTOMRY BOND on
Phe British Brigt.
SF l e e wing
Hence for Turks' Islands and a Port in th.
United States North of hatteras.
Persons desirous of furnishing said amount
will please notify me at once, stating Maritime
The Fleetwing" was only built at end of
last year and is uninsured.
Any further information can be obtained of
lcs-rs.. N. T. BUTTERFIELD & SON.
Hamilton, August I2th, 1878.-1
The Genuine Teneriffe
., 'HITE and RED.
1-i1E Undersigned has received per Steamer
SBeta" his expected Supply of the above
article, which will be ready for delivery
SOn Account of the care taken in the
Selection of this Shipment, :it will no doubt
prove the best offered in this Market.
W. E. TJLBOT.
Hamilton, August 13th, 1878.
Has Just Received per Str. Beta,
Another Supply of
Ladies', Gent's and Children's
7 Boots & Shoes,
Cheap for Cash at 46 and 47 Front Street.
/.L GR.N THJIM,
August 12th, 1878.--3
ON Thursday the first instant, in the Town
of Hamilton between the residences of Dr.
Smith's and Mr. John H. Jackson,
J1 Ladies Gold LOCKET,
I With a small Gold Chain attached.
Any Person having found the same will be
Rewarded on leaving the said Locket and
Chain at the Royal Gazette" Office.
August 12th, 1878.
AUo TION :AL E.*
*3A DE!]R THE BIG S^ ,IQl HV
Notice to Stone'
TENDERS will be received at the COLONIAL
SURVEYOR'S Office until
a w A a"da i The 23rd En -x ii II
At 12 o'clock,
)n Thursday next, The 23rd Instant,
-e/ - -
I* 1 ARRELS FLOUR
S t- i 50 Sugar Cured HAMS
10 Drums CODFISH, new 100 lbs. each
25 Doz. Tins Roast BEEF 2 lbs. each
10 do. do. do. DO. 6 lbs. each
12 Tins Canned BEEF, 10 lbs. each
5 Half Barrels PORK
10 Tubs BUTTER
5 Barrels No. 1 MACKEREL
10 Qr. Barrels and Kits MACKEREL
20 Bags BRAN 5 Boxes TOBACCO, 12s.
25 Doz. BLACKING
5000 Lbs. FIRE WOOD
TEAPOTS Sugar BOWLS
Vegetable DISHES FLAT DISHES
BOWLS PLATES, &c.
Another Lot of 5 Hhds. Younger's
Edinburgh ALE, a good Article.
14 TMN BERRIES
13 Bottles Winter GREEN ,
18 Bottles RHUBARB
12 Bottles PEPPERMINT
18 Bottles L'OBELIA,
10 do. Essence GINGER
1 Box 4 Doz. OYSTERS
1 Bag 80 lbs. ALMONDS
2 Jugs Mineral WATER, 5 gallons each
5 Dozen Lamp CHIMNEYS
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, August 12th, 1878.
At Public Auction,
At 2 o'clock,
ON THURSDAY IN EXT
Immediately after the sale under
the Big Shed,
S IN T HIS T 3OWN, B,"
IN THIS TOWN,
Last occupied by
SOFA 5 Cane Seat CHAIRS
S2 Rocking CHAIRS 1 CLOCK
I Centre TABLE, Marble Top
1 Dining TABLE 1 Child's CHAIR
2 BEDSTEADS Spring MATTRESS
1 Chest DRAWERS COMMODE
1 Portable WASHSTAND Looking GLASS
I Large MEAT-SAFE TABLE
CROCKERY SCALES and WEIGHTS
Box Carpenter's TOOLS Garden TOOLS
HARNESS &c., &c.
B. W, WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, August 12th, 1878.
We have been instructed to Sell,
At Public Auction, I
At 12 o'clock
On Tuesday Next,
Corner of Wesley and Church Streets, near
the Mechanics' Hall, in this Town,
1 B E* TT, Esq.,
TH WHO L E 0 F HlIS
Household Furniture, &c.
Comprising in part as follows, viz.:
1 plANO, by Chappel & Co.,
London 1 Piano STOOL
Centre TABLE 2 Small TABLES
SOFA 10 CHAIRS I OTTOMAN
Rocking and Arm CHAIRS
I Portable Arm CHAIR
1 Do. SOFA and CUSHION
2 CARPETS 6 Lace CURTAINS
2 Ladies' Work BOXES 2 TABLES
1 Foot STOOL Table COVERS
2 Iron BEDSTEADS
2 Excelsior MATTRESSES
2 Feather BEDS 4 Do. PILLOWS
Chest of DRAWERS
Dressing TABLE and Glass
Dressing CASE and Glass
Mosquito NET Meat SAFE
5 Cane-seat CHAIRS
1 STOVE and a variety of Cooking Utensils
Lot of Garden TOOLS
SCALES and WEIGHTS LAMPS
With many other Articles.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, August 13th, 1878.-2 3p
ON Friday last, the 9th instant, in
a Dark Green Ps3RRO T.
The Owner may recover the same on application
at the Royal Gazette" Office, and paying ex.
Paget Parish, August l&b, 1878.
From Persoins desirous of Ten lerino- for Sup-
plying and delivering the un'idrlu:r-ntionelI
Bermuda SOFT STONE,
Of the very best Quality,
To be delivered on the Grounds of the Ses-
sions House, Hamilton.
Building Stone 2-0 x 12 x 6 -1S,000
Parties Tendering are re u.:-s to state the
number they can Supply from 500; and up-
The Stone to be of the very best qi.dtlity or
it will not be received.
Hamilton, August 10th, 1878.-2
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 9TH Augutst, 1. 7'
HE DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENERAL will
Tcreceive TIe,.Trs in duiplia.ti, up to 12
0" 7. r
The 26th day of August, 1878,
From Persons desirous of Pentiing -that Piece,
of War Department Land known as
Letting No. 34.
It is situated at the East End of the- Lae,.
in Pembroke Parish, and at present Reiited
by Mr. G. Oakley. It contains about 2 Acres,
1 Rood and 18 Perches of grazing and arable
Possession can be givn-t on the 1st Novem-
Forms of Tender and all information can be
obtained at the above Office, d.ailv, between
the hours of 10 a.m., and 2 p.m.
The DISTRICT COMMISSARY GEN'ntt.AL re-
serves the right of rejecting any or all the.
ALL Persons who are INDE TELi?- t ito
Lzx Corporation of Ilashilton (to 'vho: Ilill i
have been rendered) for SHEP)- TAX Aind'
WHA RFAG E and also for POLIC E '*, i d ;N.,
E.NGINE TAX for 1877 are, hereby n !ifie,
that all Bills remaiiini o paid oI or by
S31TU2LDAY, the 17th instant,
will be placed in .,T-I hands for c)il!. ion.' ,
Persons owning Goods or Mer.h!i iwrise. &.,=
&c., now remaining on the '.Viarv.s ofla
ion, (having been there over lime) and especially
between the two Western SIeds, are requested/
to have the same removed.
JOHN I T. YATE, '
Wharfinger aNl Collector of the above Taxes.-
August 12th, 1878. : ':
liellmuth ladies College
INCItPOR \TEi) \. I). s8tO).
Under the Supervision of Bishop
Hleiimuih, of Sound PrwcUtait and Fv.in.Zelie ,'
Offers great Fa.citieF for a thori. 1uc0 -2
Term begins .'.pber.. .n
Charges $35)0 per anuumt inm
For Prospectus, &c., apply to
REVD. JAMIES HLL, M. A.,
Principal !I. L
32 South Street, lHalifax, N. ."
Bermuda, 19th August, 1878.-6 .
.ee descrii'tioni Circular at this Offie'.
Please take Notice.
S w1, Ce l ivevt ,14 .. ;
Per S.. Canima,", which "il! be due here
from New Y,rk on Mlo'iday in,', and, will i
Commence to Deliver it on the following "l'on-
Persons who have engaged S ":E D will please
call at once.
ALONZO PE NIS TON
John Adams, W Y Brand, 'W 3 Bean, Entregar
a Bo.toi, Sophia Burgess, Eiil ~ utl ill ,1, Laura.
fi'uerfeld, D i -, S 'rah iJu' ,tfi d, .rs
Richard Butte field Wn Casbo!;, Johi
I, M Cutter, R H Duerden, iv Ira Duirte, 'Ant6.,,'
nio Jose Gon es; C F G1,, ,i., 1) Hollis, \V Har-.
ley, W H Hufhos, 0 HO!i-, : ,!.!i J Jireus,
Thomas Joell, Elizabeth .I.Ali: or, rse 'illiami
Jones, Jose :,,': it do Seza Lewes, John Llyd c -
Richard Munroe, i-,ry Only, Miss Lena Ou'er.
bridlg, Thoams ii On er',ii.,l,., Wilham Pars,,i
Those S Reid, E. '...,,n j, Jnos., SIeiia da Ruz/
Virgil Ritch, S H Robinson, B N Stone, William A
Searl, Allen W C Steelte, H Silva, Secretary Ber-
muda Lodge 461, 3.lies Catherine Swan, Francisco
do Souza, Julia Smith, Richard. Spencer, Diana .
Smith, Mliss Eliizbeth Simons (East W\arwivck),
George Truir, Mrs Thirst Tucker, Lucy White,
Captain H J Watlington, Joseph Webb, Robert
Post Office, Hamilton, Augu.-(t 1, 1878.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF.-
FICE, ST. GEORGE, I2th Aug., 1..
Edward B3irchal, M E Burgeu--, r ,'m II LLih'-
bourn, Nellie Loran, Thomas Mi il.r, Mrs O'l Iie,
J..mes Outerbiidge, Samiuel Smitih,' John Scher ,,
Mary Swan, Caroline A Trott, Samuel Todd, h ,
E Trott, Alice WValsh.
E U ND F
.ERMTTDA BOYAL GAZETTE.
ENGLAND'S DEFENSIVE TREATY WITH
from the Londa~ Standard, July 9.
,Whilst it has been our duty to express our regret
at the concessions respecting Batoum and Armenia
which the English Government seemed to have
gratuitously made, we guarded ourselves against
being supposed to have passed a final judgment on
these transactions, by allowingthat facts as yet un-
known might compel us to modify and even to
abandon it. Only yesterday we wrote :-" Should
It happily turn out that adequate arrangements
have been made for foiling Russia's further advance
In Asia Minor we shall be amply satisfied." We
took care to add There may be agreeable surprises
in store for u." Such an agreeable surprise is,
in fact, to be found in the announcement made by
Ministers in both houses last night, and foreshad.
owed by the news we printed yesterday from Berlin
and Constantinople, that England has concluded a
Defensive Treaty with Turkey for the future main-
tenance of the integrity of what remains of the Sul-
tan's territories in Asia. We must add, that the
version of the transaction which was published
yesterday with a great flourish of trumpets by a
contemporary is incorrect in almost every impor-
tant particular, and that the public must refer to
the statements in Parliament last night and to the
details given this morning in our Berlin telegrams
for a correct, though not as yet a complete history
Of the affair. It hap been known for the last month
that some such scheme was in contemplation,
though we confess to surprise, not altogether un-
m!ixed with regret, that the Conditional Conven-
tion was signed so far back as the 4th of last month.
However, too little is as yet known of tbe prelimin-
ary pfrotiations to enable us to express any decisive
opinion upon minor points that may hereafter offer
themseltep for criticism. For the present let us
look at the Treaty in its broadest aspect. We say
at once that it would be difficult to conceive a more
Important step, or one better calculated to reconcile
the English nation to occurrences they were natur-
ally disposed to deplore. In presence of what is
practically a formal end recognized alliance be-
tween England and Turkey in all that concerns the
latter's dominions jn Asia Minor Russia's acquisi-
tion of, Batoum, more especially when taken in
onineotffo wilh the stipulation tha it must remain
a free and unfomtified port, sinks into comparative
Insignificance. A new boundary line it is true, is
drawn between Turkey and Russia in Armenia, a
boundary line which permits the limit of Russian
authority a considerable advance. But that. fresh
limit is drawn by the sword of England as well as
by that of Russia, and the Czar and his advisers,
by seeking to gratify their traditional passion for
aggrandisement, have brought themselves into the
presence of a Power before which all future ag-
grandisement will have to cease. England under-
takes to prevent Russia from wresting another
rood of earth, whether by violence or by intrigue,
from the Sublime Porte in Asia, and, as far as their
anctity,. from foreign aggression is concerned,
Turkey's remaining Asiatic Provinces become
British ground. Confronted with this unexpected
consummation, Prince Gortschakoff, Count Schou-
valoff, and the Czar himself must surely feel that
their recent gains are of small account, and will
profit Russia little. Henceforth, if Muscovite am-
bition conspires to brew fresh trouble in the Sultan's
dominions, it 'will have to remember that it will
reap no profit from the operation until after it has
measured swords with the British Empire, and
proved itself the stronger. For, though the De-
fensive Treaty with Turkey nominally applies only
lo the Asiatic portion of the Sultan's lands, the
interests of all pails of the Ottoman Empire are
ncces.arlly ope, biid integral, and it would be
darngrous for Russia to assail Turkey in Europe
po long as England remained the Protector of Tur-
key in Asia. Lord Beaconsfield doubtless well
understands the necessary connection between the
two sections of the Sultan's Empire, as indeed he
showed when iniusting that the arrangements made
concerning the S'traits must depend in some degree
on tbhoe Russia was prepared,.to make respecting
Batoum.. It is scarcely imaginalile that the Czar
could hope toctiry on r(ffeclive system of attack
against Turkey in Europe, whilst abstaining from
all warlike operations against Turkey in Asia, for
the Sultan would be able to denude his Asiatic
provinces of troops, arid devote himself with the
whole weight of his army to the de fence of that por-
tion of his territory which was assailed. Yet, the
slightest infringement of the Asiatic boundaries of
Russia arid Turkey would bring the defensive
Treaty into operation, and place England in line
with Turkey for its defence. The moment the
alarmn was raised that Asiatic Turkey was being
menaced the English fleet would, as a natter of
course, paseo through tIe DI)ardanelles, the Sea of
Earmore, and the Bosphorns into the Black Sea,
and Russia's eperatiors, v(n in Eur p(, would be
It is not prasible for all the consequences which
may ensure from this important Treaty between
England and thqi Sublime Porte to be appreciated
at oi-e. It is obvious, however, that it will be of
serious advanitage'fo both States in proportion as it
sla interpreted in a large and liberal sense. To be
of rla service whether as a barrier against Russian
ambition, or as a corrective to the lax methods of
Turkishb administration, it must be carried out
thoroughly. The occupation of the Island of Cy-
paIus by English troops, .inh accordance with the
agreement entered into between Great Britain and
the Sublime Porte, is an earnest of the resolute and
prpeticl temper in v which the Defensive Treaty is
jadettftOd. It is a fact of interest and worth re-
caftlg at Ibhe present moment, that Cyprus was
tcee occupied by Richard Coeur de Lion, and by
b'hn transferred to the Templars. But it is of more
enduring consequence to observe that, by its posi-
tion it brings this country into closer relationship
with the Valley of the Euphrates; and, if it be true
that a railway is projected and will be constructed
to connect the northern extremities of that region
with the Persian Gulf, it will be made evident to
the whole world, and to Russia more particularly,
that England is as determined as she is able to in-
crease and strengthen the links between herself and
her Indian Empire, and that the Empress of India
will not suffer any further attempts, whether overt
or covert, against the peace, security and welfare of
her wide dominions. We do not know that a bet-
ter choice could have been made than that which
selects the island of Cyprus as the fresh point d'ap.
pui for the carrying out of the intentions of the De-
fenasive Treaty. It is small, and contains but a
small population. Three-fiftbs of theisland is moun-
tainous, and was once covered with valuable timber.
The rest is fertile, though a want of water is fre-
quently felt in the summer months. Coal and other
miperals are or were to be found there. Its strate-
gic position will render it a valuable link in the
chain that connects England through Gibraltar,
Malta, and Aden with the East. It is also no very
farimry from Cyprus to the mouth of the Nile and
the-Suez Canal. Looked at from whatever point
of view the right accorded by the Sultan to Eng.
land t occupy the Island is extremely significant.
No Power can preteLd that, in entering into this
arrangement, we have been animated by lust of
territory. bIt may assist us to defend the Sultan to
ke(p what he still bat ,ot, and also to protect what
-E,,uiselves posse.s. It gives us no further ad-
vantage; and it can, therefore, he objected to only
by .those who se(k to dismember siil further the
Ottoman, and to conspire once more against the
Advantages so real and tangible must necessarily
entail a certain amount of responsibility; and,
therefore, while Russia will be duly warned never
again to assail Turkey in pursuit of conquest, Tur-
ley will have to understand that its Asiaticprovin-
ces must be secured the blessings of good govern-
ment. To what extent it will be the function of
this country to assist in securing that result has
not, as yet, been fully decided. But it may safely
be assumed that England will play an active part
in introducing a better system of administration
into Asiatic Turkey. Had this responsibility been
assumed without any countervailing advantage we
should have viewed it with anxiety and uneasiness,
and Englishmen of all parties would have shared
our concern. But the Defensive Treaty will dispel
their solicitude, for they will perceive what a fun-
damental and salutary change has thereby been
brought about in the relations of Turkey with the
Great Powers, and more especially with Russia and
England. That worthless guarantee, a general and
vague Protectorate of the independence and integ-
rity of the Ottoman Empire by all the Great
Powers, upon which none of them would act, be-
cause they could not all be brought to act together,
has been practically got rid of; and there is substi-.
tuted for it a visible and definite Protectorate of
the independence and integrity of Asiatic Turkey
-which is inextricably bound up with the inde-
pendence and integrity of European Turkey-by
Great Britain alone. To some persons, the respon-
sibility will seem to be great, but we know what it
is, and is not beyond the mission and might of the
English Empire. As we have several times pointed
out the limitation of Bulgaria at the Balkans, the
Sultan's right to garrison and defend that mountain
range, the occupation of Bosnia and Herzegovina
by Austria, and the maintenance of existing ar-
rangements concerning the Straits, are all curbs
placed upon Russia's future action against Turkey.
Tie Defensive Treaty completes the chain of wise
and efficient barriers erected against Russian am-
bition. We congratulate Lord Beaconsfield and
his colleagues on this admirable settlement of dif-
ficulties of the utmost magnitude; and they will
probably recognize the fact that our congratula-
tions are worth all the more to them, because they
proceed from a journal which freely criticised their
settlement when it seemed, and was, imperfect. It
is a pity, we think, that the justification of their
policy should have been kept back so long from
their supporters and the country; but the surprise
is of so satisfactory a description that we do not
feel disposed to dwell on the tardiness of the dis-
DR. J. C. AYER'S WILL.
THE PROFITS OF THE PILL BUSINESS DIVIDED
BOSTON, July 17.-The will of the late Dr. James
C, Ayer, the well known pill man, has been admitted
to probate. It makes the following bequests: To
his wife, Josephine M. Ayer, he bequeaths the home-
stead on Pawtucket street, Lowell, his garden house
on Mount Washington street, and all his household
furniture, plate, pictures, horses and carriages; to
his brother, Frederick Ayer, he leaves the sum of
$100,000; his mother, Mrs. Persis Parke, receives
the income of two twenty-fifths of the following
named stock: Four hundred shares of the Tremont
and Suffolk Mills, of the par value of $40,000; 300
shares of the Merchants' National Bank of Lowell,
Mass., at the par value of $300,000; 30 shares of
the Dwight Manufacturing Company of Chicopee, of
the par value of $150,000; 30 shares of the Hamilton
Manufacturing Company of Lowell, Mass., of the
par value of $30,000; 10 shares of the Boot Manu-
facturing Company of Lowell, of the par value of
$10,000. The same bequest is made to his sister,
Louisa A. Moffit, and the remainder of the income
on the above named property is to be divided among
his numerous distant relatives. Upon the decease
of the legatees named above, the property is to
revert to the surviving children of the testator.
The full and exclusive right to carry on business
under his trade mihark and fitm name he bequeaths to
his brother, Frederick, and his sons, Frederick F. and
Henry S., jointly. His brother, Frederick Ayer,
and his son, Frederick Ayer, are named in the will
as Executors. The same persons, in connection
with his wile, Josephine M. Ayer, and Joseph H.
Ely, are also appointed Trustees of the property to
THE ALLIGATORS AND THE OX.
The Tallahassee Floridian says: That the
alligator should attack an ox will be surprising
news even to those who are thoroughly familiar with
the habits of the fresh-water monster. The Flori-
dian has been furnished by an eye-witness with the
interesting details of the strange encounter last
week at Lake Jackson. The ox went into the lake
to drink, and was attacked by the alligator, whose
mouth closed on the foreleg of the animal, crushing
the bone. The ox started immediately out of the
water, dragging the alligator. Enraged with pain,
the poor animal reared and plunged wildly, endea-
vouring to horn his antagonist. Meantime the edge
of the lake was black with the snouts of alligators
which haid smelled the blood that ran from the ox
when first struck in the water. Four or five of the
monsters crawled out, and, with wide open mouths,
started for the attack. Meanwhile the ox loosened
the hold of his antagonist, and smarting under the
wound, went in with infuriated ardor to the assault
of the reinforced assailant. He caught one of the
alligators on his horns and threw him high in the
air, the clumsy thing falling heavily to the ground,
where it lay stunned. Another was tossed far into
the lake. But the gallant ox was, by a false manmeu-
vre again in the water, in which element his activity
was impeded, and being surrounded by his foes, one
of which caught him by the nose and pulled his head
under water, he soon fell a victim by drowning.
CATFISH AND SPAWN-Among the many interesting
and instructive objects of,.study to be found in the
tanks of the New York Aquarium, there is one de-
serving of especial mention the catfishes and their
spawn. At present, they-the male and female fish-
are engaged in the very interesting occupation of
hatching the eggs, and the embryo fry are easily dis-
cerned within their semi-transparent covering. The
movements of the male fish when watched closely, dis-
close the fact that precisely the same as in the artificial
propagation of fishes, the principal object is to keep
the water pure that immediately surrounds the spawn,
to accomplish which he covers the eggs with his body
and fans them with his fins, by which means the de-
sired object is attained. It was probably from observ-
ing the movements of live fishes in the act of hatching
their young that the art of artificial breading was first
suggested, and consequently attempted, and as we
now know with such grand results. The first thing
the female fish does is to discover a place suitable
to deposit the spawn, which, when done, it is left en-
tirely to the care of her spouse, who digs a hole, to
the bottom of which it attaches the eggs by a kind of
cement, and then as stated, covers them and keeps
the water constantly agitated by fanning it with his
fins. At the end of the ninth day the young fishes
are seen within, and three days later they break their
covering and come loith possessed with all the play-
fullness of a sportive kitten. For the first week or
two they derive their sustenance from the sac to
which they are attached, but when it is entirely ab-
sorbed by the little fellows they are in a condition to
accept food or seek it for themselves. They are sub-
sequently separated from their parents, as it is sup-
posed the catfish cat their young the same as pickerel.
General Garibaldi has written a letter warmly,
approving the annexation demonstrations and re-
commending rifle practice throughout Italy.
MADAGASCAR.-The present population of the
island is estimated at a little over six millions of
souls, and is divided into an endless number of tribes,
speaking different dialects so closely connected
together as to be intelligible to any one acquainted
with any one of them. So far as the information I
have been able to gather from personal observations, I
or from native sources, there are only three distinct
races of men on the soil of Madagascar whose origin
cannot be traced back, and is lost in the darkness I
of ages. They all speak the same language, and
this fact, if it does not denote the same origin, tells
at least that the difference of features existing
among them may be explained by the intellectual
superiority of a small number of strangers, who,
thrown by some unknown cause among the abori-
gines, took advantage of their mental capacities for
isolating themselves from the other inhabitants by
intermarriage between themselves only, without
being able to preserve their national language, and
for acquiring by degrees over them at first an in-
dustrial and afterwards a political influence, as is
now exercised by the Hovas over the whole island
The completion of the Hovas is much lighter than
that of the other races, namely, the Sakalavas,
their implacable enemies, the Betsimisarakas, the
Antatshimies, the Antaymoors, the Betanimenas,
the Antavaratras, the Anossies, &c, &c., and the
Antamalas. Their hair though not straight and
lank generally, is not entirely woolly. Many travel-
lers entitled to the highest credit have expressed the
opinion that they must descend from the Malays,
who in the early times of navigation were probably
driven by storms to the shores of Madagascar. To
any one acquainted with the Indian Ocean this
theory does not appear plausible. Leaving aside
the meteorological dangers which render the navi-
gation of that sea utterly impossible even to the
actual prahus of that bold and energetic race, how
is it that none of the small islets which stud it all
over between Sumatra and Madagascar was found
inhabited? The Seychelles, between India and
Madagascar, were uninhabited at the time of their
discovery. So, I cannot see how a Malay colony
could have reached shores 3,000 miles apart from
theirs in numbers to allow them to keep separate
from the other inhabitants and finally to become
their masters. If the Hovas really descend from
Malays, surely the other races I have named do not.
Furthermore, the pretended affinity existing between
the Malayan and Malagasy languages has no founda-
tion whatever, and the language of the land must
have forced itself upon the new comers, who in
exchange, may have given their knowledge of
arithmetic; and even it is to be supposed that the
mass of the population must have had before the
arrival of the strangers a certain degree of mathe-
matical knowledge, as I see in the ten signs of
their numeration but three which are like the Malay,
viz: Folo, ten; zato, one hundred, and arivo, one
thousand, which in Malay read pulo, saratus and
saribu. Save these three signs, the grammatical
construction of the more complex quantities is radi-
cally different. Why should not the Hova be as
well a descendant of Abyssinians, Ishmaelites and
even Phenicians ? The other race far more nume-
rous than the Hovas, is composed from the different
tribes already enumerated, from the Sakalavas, the
most turbulent of all, down to the Anossy. These
positively do not look like the Malays. In my
opinion they seem to be the original habitants of
the land, and I cannot tell how many times they
outnumber the Hovas. Although reason warrants
the idea that they came into the island by way of
Africa, their appearance does not betray a Living-
There exists also in the most inaccessible recesses
of the mountainous regions a wild race of a very black
color, different in appearance from all the other
tribes inhabiting -the island, although speaking a
dialect understood without difficulty by the other
Malagashes. They are called savages by the two
other races, who give them the name of Antangalas.
They build their huts mostly on high trees in the
thickest of forests, sometimes on the ground, and
never in clear or open lands. Why should they not
be the descendants of Livingstonians, brought into
slavery at some unknown period by the Arabs, who
have been, from premosaic time, engaged in that
nefarious trade ? They may have retired into those
recesses after having lost their native idiom and
acquired that of their masters. Let Darwinits argue
that they are of simian origin; I do not agree with
them, and if my personal opinion be of any weight
I I adhere Ito their Livingstonian or at least Abyssinian
origin, as, by what follows, I see that they use for
deceiving their enemies the same tricks which tra-
vellers report to be practised by the Ethiopians
inhabiting to the southwest and south of Abyssinia,
in a land which has been from time immemorial the
hunting grounds of Ishmaelite men-stealers, and
their ruses de .qguerre are common to no other known
savages but those Ethiopians alluded to. The Anos-
sy native who gave me this information says they
are extremely ingenious in their various ways of
deceiving their enemies or suspicious-looking tra-
vellers too powerful to be turned back without cere-
mony. They will sometimes go on the clear open
ground bordering their woods and feign to wash
themselves in wells and brooks, and apparently act
as though they did not see any man; yet they will
observe all that is passing around them, and by cer-
tain signs known to themselves alone, transmit
through fields and woods the number of enemies in
sight. They can, in dark nights, travel through
forests without losing their way. In those forests
they observe their enemies so close to them as to
hear all that is said without being seen. As soon as
the chief of these savages has said that a prisoner
must be respected, no one will venture to harm him.
In such case his person and property are safe. Un-
fortunately, it happens but very seldom, that the
chief is in good humor, because the other Malagashes
considering them only as savages, perhaps as wild
beasts, do not hesitate to treat them in a manner
which does not promote good feeling.
DEMERARA AND BERBICE.
Mr. Philip Figgelemese, United States Consul
at Demerara, informs the Department of State that
the authorities of that country have adopted the
following resolution : That this Court will be
prepared to guarantee interest at a rate not exceed-
ing 5 per cent per annum on a sum not exceeding
800,000, to be expended, under such regulations
as His Excellency, the Governor, etc., may deem
necessary, on the construction and maintenance of
a railway to Berbice, to be combined, if found ne-
cessary, with drainage works." 4,000 is proposed
for the preliminary survey. The advantages and
success of this road are fully set forth in a Par-
liamentary debate. The Government Secretary
said he had received a letter by mail from a gentle-
man in the United States proposing to undertake
Osman Pasha's nephew, Youssof Tahir Bey, has
joined the Royal Irish Constabulary depot at Dub-
lin, where he is to undergo a six months' course of
drill and instruction. This looks like a confirma-
tion of the report that the defender of Plevna was
an Irishman, as, indeed his name indicates-
The Whitehall Review says that the latest Paris
match about to come off is that of the American
belle, -Miss Margaret Ridgeway, who gives her hand
(and something in it) to a young compatriot of
Irish extraction, named O'Connor. The American
colony in Paris has its own ideas on the subject of
fortune. He is poor," said a great lady to me,
" only 100,000 francs a year; but he belongs to our
set. It is better that Margot should marry him
than that she should have accepted a rich offer she
lately Lad from one out of it."
THE ROYAL BURIAL PLACE OF SPAIN. ProtecliO az~agl~, f ?fE
(From the London Telegraph, July 2.) T A TIIT MOST 'IODI'RATE RATES
It is the most splendid yet the ghastliest place of Can be obtained from the
regal interment in the whole world. The Indian Em-. Canbeobtained rrom the
peror built in the Taj Mahal a fairy palace as a tomb PH(ENIX INSURANCEI COMPA NY
for his dead bride. The Sultans of Turkey sleep in Of London,
dainty kiosques, all adorned with artificial flowers and One of the longest Established and Wealthiest
pendant ostrich eggs, and their jewelled tarbouches offices in Great 'Britain .. ..
surmounting the rich Persian shawls which swathe the Thr Offices i Great Britai
the fretted marble of their cenotaphs. In sarcophagi Through the BR NCHi OFFICE in these
embellished with curiously quaint Byzantine magni- Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insured
ficence, the Czars of Russia, from Peter Velik6 down- of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
ward, are interred in the Church of the Fortress of RISKS taken both on iREAL and PERSONAL
St. Peter and St. Paul. The Royal tombs in West- PROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
minster Abbey and in St. George's Chapel, Windsor, No FEES and no CHARGE for Policies.
are so many pages, grand and solemn, but not ap-
palling, in the history of England. We forget death N. A. BU T T E RFtF' 'L ,
almost amid the statuary and the mosaic, the bronzes Agent.
and the gilding of St. Peter's. But the Pantheon Hamilton, September 9th, 1856.
strikes a chill even to the marrow in the bones. Its
very gorgeousness makes it all the ghastlier. The Jo. A.N 1 I. A_; Tf .ll
royal vault is placed directly under the high altar, so TTEU M N ,
that the priest who celebrates mass for the souls of P E F U MR ER Y
the dead may stand directly over their remains. 9
Philip II., the morose bigot who founded the Escori- celebrate or nearly a century past, is of the Vea
al, contemplated only a plain vault of brick-work for exest English ma actre. o s th followuriy n reng
the reception of his own corse and that of his father, excellence it has obtainedthe following
the great Emperor and King, who, when the lust of EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDALS,
sway had lost its quickening spell, cast crowns foriro LonooN, 1862. PARIS 1867. CORDOVA, 187g
series away," and retired to die, a discontented ancho- LIMA, 1872. VIENNA, 1873.
rite, at the Monastery of Yuste. The idiotic Philip PHILADELPHIA, 1l76.
III., however, insisted on building a charnel-house all ATKINSON'S CHOICE PERFUM ES
tinsel and variegated marble. The crypt is reached For the Handkerchief '
by a staircase, the walls of which are lined with green White Rose, Frangipanne, ang YlAng. Step'hano
and yellow jasper; and the interior of the vault itself te RseOp ran iaJ e Ylu Eue. Sopuque
is overladen with florid scrollwork and tawdry angels tis, Opopanax, Jockey Club, Esi Bouquet
in gilt bronze. A garish chandelier hangs from the Trevo., Magnoali, Jasrin, Wood Vio
roof, and in 26 niches round the sides of the octagon let. And all other odors, the
are sarcophagi of sham classic design, some empty, Inest quality only.
some tenanted by the dust of "Kings and the Mo- ./iitkison'sn Florida Wator
others of Kings." Thus continue to decay the bones A most fragrant Perfume, distilled from the choicest
of Carlos Quinto. The coffin was re-opened not long Exotics. i..
since, and Sir Austen Layard has a picture of the re- ATKINSON'S QUININE HAIR LOTION
mains. Carloses and Ferdinands are no longer mis- very refreshing Wash which stimulates the skin
chievous here; their crimes and their follies are for. to a healthy action and promotes the growth of the
gotten, save in their remotest consequences. On the hair.
ledges of one of the niches was scratched, with a pair AT K I N S O N S
of scissors, long years since, the letters I. IL" It ETHEREAL ESSENCE OF LAVENDER.
was in this niche that Isabel Segunda, ex-Queen Reg- A powerful Perfume distilled from the finest flower
nant of Spain, elected that she should be interred
when her time came. But, vanity of vanities! at the ATKINSON'S QUININE TOOTH POWDER,
first landing or descanso of the staircase leading to this VIOLET POWDER, MACASSAR OIL, GLY-
masquerade of mortality is the door of another Chain- CERINEGREAM, :
ber of Horrors, a dreadful hole, callously termed El And other Specialhies and general articles of Per.
Podridero"-the rotting-place. Into this pit are lbmnery may be obtained of all dealers throughout.
flung, without parade or pomp, the coffins of the In- tth Wanufacturers
fantes and Infantas of Spain-pele-mele, nhef-born t, an of te manufacturers
babes and aged princes and princesses, from the'tlmr & A T *T: Z 0 r' ,
dered Don Carlos to the last child of Queen Isabella. 24, OLD BOND STREET! LONDON, W.
Undertaking etiquette in Spain decrees that royal
children are not to be permitted to sleep the last sleep PRICE LIST FREE OIN APPIICATION.
by the side of their parents. But etiquette has now
been satisfied to the full. The grand central Doriec CAUTION.-Mesrss. J. & E. ATKINSON inanirl
portal of the Palace of the Escorial, never opened nacture their articles of ofne and the best quality orhy)
save to admit royalty alive or dead, has suddenly 'urchasers are cautioned to avoid counterfeits by
yawned to receive the corpse o1 Queen Mercedes, and serving that each article is labelled with the Firm
the coffin, carried according to imrhemorial usage, by 'rade Mark, "a White Rose on a Golden Lyre,"
three grandees of Spain and three monks, has been [printed in seven colours. r
deposited in its appointed niche. Ouerpo hon- EST
rado," quoth Philip IV., to Don Luis de Hareo, when ESTABLISHD 799.
his Majesty gazed on the exhumed bones of Charles V. ; *.
"Cuerpo muy honrado," replied Don Luis, with a ; il ence each.
bow. A most honored body. Etiquette has done its V .o 8 Cai -W s' PELL-
utmost at the Escorial. It can do but little, per- I 0 Carpent er's .'P LL.
chance, to console a broken-hearted young King. i G -
At the Royal Gazette" Stationery Store.
'D-.___V __ _U -A 3 A k TA_13A L a"'
Mgr. Conroy, Bishop of Armagh and Papal Ab-
Legate to Canada, whose illness at St. John, N.F.,
was recently reported, is recovering h'is health.
He was attacked by inflammation of the lungs.
Money to be Lent,
On approved Mortgage Securities.
MR. S. BROWNLOW GRAY,
June 10, 1878.
" Eau" of Dr. Holtz for
r11HIS WATER is of an entirely vegetable
composition, and its use is quite inof-
Thanks to this peculiar quality which gives it
no rival, Dn. IloLTz's Hair ')ye has not the
disadvantage of the other preparations which
give to the hair an unnaturally vulgar color.
Guided by his medical knowledge and his
great chemical experiences, Da. HOLTZ has
. succeeded in the discovery of plants, which give
the richest balsamic dyeing and curative essen-
ces, and it is by this study that he succeeded to
compound a dye which may be styled as the
Regenerator by excellence of the chevelure.
GENERAL WAREHOUSE, IN PARIs,
La Correspondance Parisienne,
4 Ltue de la Tacherie, 4.
R .! R N H-OUSE
North of Trinity Church,
lia ilonJtly30t, 87 ..4'
cc ~ e,
J- E-4 u.43 r4
of F.BA.SA.,0 31.E
'REID STREET, HAMI'LTONr.
5 27 6 41
5 28 6 40
5 29 6 39
5 30 6 38
5 30 6 37
5 30 6 36
5 31 6 35
9th after; TW*y
St. Thos. Str. dueo
Full Moon 12 day, 7 hour, 57m P. M.
Last Quarter 20 day, 11 hour, 48m A. x.
TuE BERMUDA ROTAL GAZETTE iS pubished
every Tuesday by DONALD M'PHEE LEE,
Printer to the Queen's Most excellent
AT HIS OFFICE,
North-west Corner of HReid and Burnaby Street
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will bo
printed at the shortest notice.-Agent
at St. Georges for the Royal Ga:elle,
JAMES THIES, Esqr., Post Mlaster General,