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BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 36-Vol. 1m. STATE SUPER VIAS AWTZQUAS. 21s. per Ann.
lamileton. Bernteda, Tuesday, .ugsust 27, IS7S.
TENDERS will. be received at the COLONIAL
SURVEYOR'S Office until
The 5th Proximo,
WProm Persons desirous of Tendering for the
84,000 American Bricks,
Of the best quality; 'no quarter or half Bricks
will be received.
32,000 to be delivered on the Causeway Road.
2,000 to be, delivered at Mount Langton.
, The COLONIAL SURVEYOR does not bind
himself to accept the lowest or any Tender.
a amitona, August 17th, 1878.
PENfSTON has This-day
received his Genuine Teneriffe
WHITE AND REl-),
0* ^ willcommence delivering the same
O VM OJ D Y AE X T.
Persons who have engaged SEED will please
taC ast once.t
w August. I 9tib, 1878.-2
Fresh Garden Seeds.
tHHE S'UBSCRIBER has received his An-
D nual supply of Seeds, Viz:-
CABBAGE-Green Glazed, Ox Heart, East
S Ham, York, and. W heelers Imperial
fCARROT-Rarly 'Horn, Long Orange, and
LETTUCF.-White Cos, Drumhead, Curled
Silesian, and Tennis Ball
RADISH--Long Red, Mixed Turnip
oTOMATO-Large Red Smooth
.TURNIP--Red Top, White Globe, Purple
1) 'Top, Swedish, White Top.
PNoo 45 Front St., Hamilton.
WHITE AND RED.
f HIS SEED ifvwarranted to be one of the
Earliest that has catme from Tenerife
.for the last ten years, and will be Sold on very
favourable terms, and ready for delivery from
THIS-DAY, by J. R. DUERDEN, at ,St,
,Georges and R. 11. DUE RD E N, Hamilton.
JUST 8T RECEIVED,
A few Hundred Pairs of those Extra Cheap
BOOTS and SHOES,
Ladies, Gent's and Children'.
-uy your Boots "here and save half yewr
R. f DUERDEN.
-August 20th, 1878.-3
` Bermuda made Soap.
'" 'HE Subscriber having procured the Ser-
S vicesof.MR. EDWARD LIGIITBOURN,
.who has had long experidnee in the making of
OAP, is prepared to Supply the above named
C. il. ROBINSON.
45- Front Street, Hamiltou, I
Aigust 20bth 1878. 5.
.Hellmuth Ladies College,
Zncoipoiated A.D. 1860,
Under the supervision of BisnoP fIELLMUTH.-
Of sound Protestant and Evangelical
OFFERS GREAT rACLJTIES FOR A THOROUGH
TERM begins September 18th.
CHAR'GRP, $350 per annum.
For Prospectus, &c., apply to
Rev. JAMS HILL, M.A.,
Principal H. 1. C.,
32 South Street, Halifax, N.S.
Bermuda, 12th August, 1878.
See descriptive Circular at this Office,
Teneriffe Onion Seed.
HTHE Subscriber has received from Teneriffe,
via New York, his Supply of Red and
Which will be ready for delivery
On S iTURD 4,I .Next.
As all care has been taken in Collecting the
SEED, it is my sincere hope that it will prove
as good asit has on former occasions.
C. H. ROBINSON.
No. 45 Front Street, Hamilton, (
August 20th, 1878. j
Queen Street, near Reid, Hamilton.
Having after many years experience in Ber-
muda acquired a thorough knowledge of the
above Business, respectfully offer his services
to the Public of Bermuda, and hopes by strict
attention to business to merit a share of Patron-
Clothes Repaired, Clbaned and Pressed.
August 19th, 1878.-2
Has Just Received per Str. Beta
Another Supply of
Ladies', Gent's and Children's
SBoots & Shoes,
Cheap for Cash at 46 and 47 Front Street.
August 12th, 1878.-3
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 CA RGO of
Ex Schr. Rockie E. Yatees
From Jacksonville, Florida,
Consisting of the usual assortment of
DRESSED FLOORING-1 & 1i x 6.
DRESS PLANK, Square edge-1 & l4 x 12,
SCANTLING of various sizes.
Ic: TERMS LOW FOR CASH.
S. S. INGH3M.
22nd July, 1878.
Ex Brigantine, T. H. H 1. Pitt,'
pHNS Bright, MOLASSES
. Bis. 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 BitAN
Tubs and Tins of BUTTER
Tins LARD Boxes STARCH
CANDLES SOAP OATS
CHEAP FOR CASH.
THOSE. H. PITT.
Front Street, Hamilton,
30th July, 1878.
The Bermuda Oi-
'|'HE Undersigned having received a lot of
S HAVANA TOBACCO via New York
And will be pleased to Supply parties require.
ing same. Quality guaranteed and no Cabbage-
The Subscriber is willing to give Instructions
in CIGAR MAKING to one or two Young
Men who are desirous of mating themselves
generally useful at the business. Terms made
known on application to
Hamilton, June 18th, 1878.
Dry Goods Exlablish.
Opposite the Naval Cricket Ground,
BY Recent Arrivals from London and New
SYork, A Full Supply of the above have
been Received and'are o"trod for Sale at the
Lowest Cash Prices.
CHAR LES OR GN.
Somerset, August 13th, 1878.-3
14 Queen Street, Hamilton,
Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.
WHITE & E. B. JoNts.
Dealer in PAINTS, OILS, VARINISilES,
GLASS, PUTTY, BRUS: IES,
July 15, 1878-12m. .
About 1000 Bushels
Hard Stone Lime,
Principally burnt with Cedair Wood.
Orders left with A. J. !oDsDO N, Esqr., H am-
ilton, will be promptly attended to.
JOHN T. STONE,
July 23rd, 1878.-tf.
u ERSONS INI)EBT'ED to,.the late Firm of
I S. S. INGiIAM % 1 CO., are requester
to call at the Otliee of' Undersinaed and
Settle their respective ACOCXUN rS a, no frthed'
indulgence can be given.
ACCOUNTS remaining unpaid or not Satis-
factorily arranged on or before 20th Augus-
next, will be placed in legal hands for Collect
S. S. 1JJGItM.
July 22nd, 1878.
ri HE Undersigned requests that all Persons
having received their ACCOUNTS from
him to 31st May ultimo, will please arrange
The Subscriber begs to acquaint some of
those that have allowed their Accounts to re-
main unsettled for a length of time, that the
next reminder they receive will be from a legal
F. W. VOSSMEIR.
Reid St., Hamilton, June 3rd, 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 Furnituare 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 Situited Dwelling, :about
twenty minutes walk on the Pitt's Bay Road.
For further Particulars apply at the f' Royal
Hamilton, 30th July, IV78.
A LL Persons are forbid TRESPASSING on
the Lands of 31RS. MICHAEL BURROWS, in
Southampton Parish, bounded North and South:
by two bye-paths, Mrs. Burrows feels that she
has been injured and and anoyed by the family of
one 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.
Defaced Postage Stamps.
pERSONS having any of the POSTAGE
S STAMPS as below described, will hear
of a Purchaser on application at the Bermuda
"Royal Gazette" Office.
Issue of 1850-Circular-different colors,
2nd Issue of 1850-Rectangular.
Issue of 1856-Oblong.
". 1853-Red, Blue
ST. LucIA-1859-Green and Blue
TRINIDAD-for 1854-6-8 -different colors bear -
ing no value.
BARBADOES AND JAMAICA.-5/ Stamps.
S'r. Dynto Stamps for 1862-5, 1874.
ST. THOMAs-Orange and Chocolate color
United States JMail Steamers.
1'O i. 4 r 1/*E fI7t"00L,
CALLING AT QUE!SNSTOWN,
LEAVE NEW YORK
WVYOMING sails August 27, at 4 p.m.
NEVADA sails Sept. 3, at 10 a m.
MONTANA sails Sept. 10, at 3 p.m.
WISCONIN sails Sept. 17, at 9 a.m.
WYOMING sails Oct. I, at 9 a.m.
NLVADA sails Oct. 8, at 3 p.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly foi
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
The U. S. Mail Steamer Caninma" from Ber.
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
WILLIAMS & GUION,
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, August 15, 1878.
To all whom it may Concern,
rHE Undersigned intending to
Close Business, respectfully requests all
Persons who are Indebted to him to pay their
respective Amounts on or before the 31st of
May next. All unsettled Accounts after that
date, unless satisfactory arrangement be made
for the same, WILL, WITHOUT 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.'
BEIiMUDA PRODUCE purchased
throughout the Season, at Market prices.
Hamilton, 9th April, 1878.
S | ,..... r
__ ; .. .
3 BOX CAR
I DRAdY, 1 Sliding Seat
1 Single Caleche C A RR I A
Convertible as a Double.
That well-known fast Trotting Gr
L 9JC ,
With Single HARNESS,
.BUGGY CARRIdGE, co
July 22, 1878.
Colonial Secretary's Of#ce,
AUTOUST 17TH, 1878.
TIHE following ACTS have been passed by
the Legislature of Bermuda during the
present Session, viz. :- -
No. 7-An Act for compensating the Families
of persons killed by Accidents.
8-An Act to amend the Law relating to Wills.
9-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
10-An Act to amend the Law relating to the
shipping of 3Merchant Seamen for Bermuda
By His E.cTllefcy's Command,
R, E. WEBSTER,
3 Colonial Secretary.
Colonial Secretary's Off-ce,
HAMILToN, 17th August, 1878.
Notice to Shipowners-and
rHE attention of Shipowners and Masters is
called to the following Provisions of the
"Bermuda Seamen's Act, 1878" :
(1). Every agreement piade or entered into in
these Islands by any owner or master of a
vessel or any person acting on his behalf for
the engagement of any seaman as one of his
crew for any voyage from or out of these
Islands shall be. signed by each seanian in
the presence of a Shipping Master.
By His Excellency's Command,
2 Colonial Secretary.
rHE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
tern terminus of the Causeway now un-
dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTER ATIB-
The Public is, hereby notified that from and
after the 6th instant, and until further notice,
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
Hamilton, 3rd August, 1878.
ON Thursday the first instant, in the Town
of Hamilton between the residences of Dr.
Smith and Mr. John 11. Jackson,
A Ladies Gold LOCKET,
With a small Gold Chain attached.
Any Person having found the same will be
awarded on leavingg the said, Locket and
, Chqiu at the Royal Gazette" Office.
August 12th, 1878.
For Rent, :
Near the Government Stores, Hamilton."
29th July, 1878.
VA SC OT
RU N eX, -
Argyle Street, opposite St. Paul's Church.,
Grave MARKS in polished Granite or M~irble
Marble Mantel Register GRMATES, &c., &c.
GEORGE A. SANFORD,
Designs and Prices may be obtained from
W. T. JAMES, Esqr., Front St., Hamilton.
Caleche FAMILY GROCER,
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
English and American Preserved
Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street,
ay Mare Hamilton, Bermuda.
y Mare N. B.-Ships' Stores Supplied at Lowest
February 18th, 1878.-12 m
rmplete. PR1VAT ,
jVLEY, U A tR U I G b lI H vU S '
Somerset.. North of Trinity Church,
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EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAT. .- I: '-
VATIONS taken underthe direction of iloe Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
Wind Temperature previous
Sa.m. 24 hours.
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Hamilt ugust 17,
Colonial Secretary's Office,
26TH AUGusT, ,1878.
HIS EXCELLENCY THE GOVERNOR
has been pleased to appoint
Captain John 1Yoresby, R.N.,
In charge of Naval Establishments, Ireland Is-
land, to be a Lighthouse and Pilot Commis-
sioner for these Islands.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Friday, 23rd August, 1878.-Pursuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable Augustus J. Musson
William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
The Bill entitled An Act for the protection of
Cedar Trees," was read tbe second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Honble. J. H. Trimingham in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House resumed and adopted the Report.
The following Messages from His Excellency the
Governor were delivered by His Excellency's Pri-
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to lay before the
Honorable the Legislative Council the Report of
the Board of Education for the year ending 31st
V',4.unt Langton, 23rd August, 1878,
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to,. ;. before the
Honorable the Legislative Council a copy of a
Letter dated 9th August instant, from the Board
of Agriculture, in reply to a letter addressed to that
Board, in accordance with the request contained
in a Message from the Honorable the L'.ilLtive
Council of the 30th July last.
Mount Langton, 23rd August, 1878.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 27th instant, at
B EEtlJIUDA. -
Abstracl of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Friday, 23rd August.-On motion of Mr. S. A.
Harvey the House resolved itself into a committee
of the whole to consider the Report and Memoran-
dum relating to the purchase of the lots of ground
south of the Public Buildings in the Town of Ham-
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
Mr. Harvey moved that it be recommended to
the House to order a Bill to be brought in for the
purchase of the lots of ground in front of the Public
Offices at a price to be named in the Bill if they can
be obtained at such price-which was agreed to.
The House resumed and adopted the resolution.
Ordered that a Bill be brought in accordingly.
Mr. Cooper presented a Petition from Mrs. Cor-
nelia Fozard, wife of Mr. Charles W. B. Fozard,
lately Revenue Officer, setting forth that no provi-
sion had been made for her support in the event of
his -death, and praying the consideration of the
House of her situation-for reasons set forth in the
The. Bill to prevent Fraud in the shipment of
Produce from these Islands, was again committed.
Mr. Cooper in the Chair.
Mr. Wilkinson moved an amendment to the 2nd
Mr. Fraser moved that the Committee rise, report
progress with a view to re-committing the Bill for
general purposes-which was negatived.
Ayes 11. Nays 14.
Mr. Wilkinson's motion was affirmed.
Ayes 20-Messrs. Speaker, N J Darrell, T N
Dill, J Fowle, S B Gray, E H. Gosling, S A Har-
vey, H G Bunt, J M Hayward, T W Mercer, W S
Masters, S A -Masters, S C Outerbridge, J W Pear-
man, E Peniston, C Peniston, T F J Tucker, R
Tynes, W H Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
Nays 3-Messrs. R D Fraser, W J Frith, J N
The clause as amended was then affirmed.
Ayes 19. Nays 4.
Mr. Wilkinson moved an amendment to the 3rd
Clause-which was agreed to.
Mr. Wadson moved a Clause as No. 4-which
was agreed to.
Clause 5 agreed to.
Mr. Wadson moved that the salary of the In-
spector for the port of Hamilton be 100 for 4
Mr. Fraser moved that it be 50 for that time.
Mr. W. J. Frith moved 60.
Mr. Wilkinson moved 80.,
Mr. Fraser's motion was negative.
Ayes 6. Nays 18.
Mr. Frith's motion was negatived.
Ayes 12. Nays 12.
The Chairman voting against the motion.
Mr. Wilkinson's motion was negatived.
SAyes 11. Nays 13.
Mr. Wadson's motion was negative.
Ayes 9. Nays 15.
Clause 6 agreed to.
Mr. Wilkinson moved a clause as No. 7- -w. '
was agreed to.
The House resumed. The Chairran reported
progress and obtained leave to sit again.
Mr. S. A. Harvey presented a Petition from cer-
tain Branch Pilots praying that the Pilotage Acts
may be amended by increasing therates of Pilotage,
for reasons set forth.
Mr. C. Peniston presented a Petition from Clergy.
men and Laymen of the Church of England in Ber-
muda, praying that an Act may be p:; -d to confirm
a Synod of that Church.
The following message from His Excellency the
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in-Chief.
The Governor has the honor to lay before the
Honorable the House of Assembly the Report of
the Board of Education for the year ending 31st
Mount Langton, 23rd August, 1878.
Adjourned to Wednesday.
Reformed Episcopal Church Bill.
Revenue Contingent Expenses Bill.
Public Office Keepers Salary Bill.
Jurors and Constables Pay Act Continuing Bill.
Clerk of Courts Salaries Act Continuing Bill.
Distr. ssed Seaman Relief Act Continuing Bill.
St. George's Harbour Master Act Continuing Bill.
For next meeting but one :-
Petition from Clergymen and Laymen of Church
of England in Bermuda.
Fraud in shipment of Produce Bill.
August 19-Brigt. Moravian, Bell, London; goods for
merchants and government stores.-Agents, N. T.
Butterfield &. Son.
22-Brigt. Rover, White, Demerara; rum, sugar and
molasses to S. S. Ingham.
August 22-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New
26-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York.
CUSTOM IIOUSE-ST. GEORGE.
August 20th-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York ;
cattle, meal and hay to Trott & Cox.
The Barque Eliza Barss will leave for New York on
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS IN PORT OF ST. GEORGE.
German Brig Ubbina, Roggenburg, repairing.
Brig Maryanne, taking in ballast.
Brig Moravian, discharging ,i.verniment stores.
Schr. Hound, Stubbs, waiting for orders.
In the R. M. Steamer Beta from St. Thomas for
Halifax on 19th instant:-Mr. P. Salazas Junurve.
In the R. M. Steamer Beta for Halifax on the 19th
instant:-Major Crawford, R.A., Captain Puzey, R.E.,
4'r,. Joseph R. Fox, John H. Watlington.-Second
Cabin, Sergt.-Major lHooley, R.E., wife and 5 children,.
Sergt. Manley, R.E., wife and 2 children, Mrs. Clark,
R.E., and 2 children, Mrs. Walters, 1-19th Regt.,
Y,\-. Yardley and infant 87th Regt., Pvt. S. Cowan
and 1 Naval passenger.-Deck, John Butler.
In the Vail Steamer Canima on Thursday last for
New York :-W. Bennett, Esqr., Surveyor R.E., the
Misses Anna and Ada Bennett, Messrs. Cyrus Wood-;
man, Thomas E. Nelmes, F. G. Montague, Eugene
Ward.-Second Class, A. Leobelin, B. Spearing, F.
Hill, J. H. Harnett, Mrs. Sarah Jones, Mrs. Joanna
Tyne, Mrs. Humphrey, Frankeena Campbell, Ezilda
Campbell, John C. Campbell, George Campbell, John
Campbell, E. F. Berger, Mrs. Booth..
Captain White of the Brigantine Rover, from Dem-
erara, reports that on Sunday, August 18th, Lat. 27-29,
Long. 63"43, spoke Brigt. Alberti, from Pi'iilMlellpia
bound to TiiirI:i.-L All well. Wished to be reported.
The Spanish War Frigate Pizarro, Commander Don
Olimpio Aguado, arrived in St. George's Harbour on
Wednesday last from St. T.'- ,..: Will coal and pro-
ceed to Spain.
NAMES OF THE OFFICERS ON BOARD THE SPANISH
WAR FRIGATE PIZARRO."
Commandante-Don Olimpio Aguado.
2nd Commander-Don Joaquim Lazaga.
Lieutenants-Don Joaquim Hanez, and Don Enrique
Ensign-Don Manuel Godinez.
Captain of Marines-Don Luis Cardiel.
Priest--Don Ramou Yebra.
Doc'or-Don Joaquim Mascaro.
Paymaster-Don Luis Cueto'.
THE CORPORATION STEAM FIRE ENGINE was out
for practice and attention on Wednesday last. On
this occasion, as on the former one, the Engine
was .placed- on the Warehouse wharf, and obtained
a supply of water by suction pipes from the sea.
The practice was from the two delivery pipes, a
single hose to each, and the performances were
PROSPECT GARRISON CROQUET CLITU
Weather p.i itili.g. tl,-:r,- will be a meeting of
the Prospect Garrison Croquet Club on "I hm-ilay
next, August 29th, at 4-30 p.m., when tlhe Band
of the 46th P,-in.: ut will play the following selec-
March........G..Good Bye at the Door ........Lamont.
Waltz...................Journalisten ............... Strauss.
Selection .......... ...... .,,c................... V erdi.
Galop.................. V,, r' Li, .............. M eyder.
GOD SAVE THE QUEEN.
THE LAMBETH CONFERENCE AND BER-
Among the important events which have lately taken
place in the world, n,.t 1.y any means the least import-
ant is the Conference lately held at Lambeth of Bishops
who had assembled from all parts of the world to take
counsel with one another concerning the present and
future welfare of that -reiat section of Christ's Church
to which the An2l'-,-Sa;ix\ race belong. That so
many of the rulers of thii great body should have con-
sulted together, heard one another opinions with re-
gard to the strong and weak points of their branch of
the church, and determined upon some system for future
intercommunion, must be a matter of thankfulness to
all Christians, for even the smallest communities can
feel that in those earnest deliberations at Lambeth of
experienced church rulers, they have an interest. And
Bermuda has cause especially to draw from the parent
stock that strength which at this time of unfortunate
weakness is so much needed, by studying the conclu-
sions to which this great conference has arrived, by
gaining confidence in the system which can thus call
together representatives from every part of the world,
united by one sole deire for the welfare of the Catho-
lic Church. It may Lbe a 11r.1 assertion, but we main-
tain that it is a true one, that although in their consti-
tutions the two things cannot properly be compared,
yet the Lambeth Conference of Pan-Anglican Bishops
is to the church of the present day as important as was
the Council of Jerusalem to the Apostolic Church, or
the early Councils to the Church as it existed in their
days. Every period of the world's history brings some
new difficulties, or some new responsibilities to be op-
posed or tuilertak-(en by the Catholic Church, and the
difficulties and responsibilities of the Church of the
present day are as great as those of any portion of its
former existence. It is not comparing small things
with great when we say That Bermuda has her share in
this work, it is rather enforcing tte principle that every
limb of the body has its own important work to do.
For more than a year we have not been able to have
the church system carried out among us in its full
strength. We have felt like orphans in a Pauline
sense of the word, inasmuch as we have not had the
spiritually fatherly care of a Bishop over us. Two
of our churches have been served, as far as theS
could be served, by dl rvnen who already had
an ovrrburdenf of work upou them, and now there seems
but small hope of the want being supplied. But un-
doubtedly the right steps are being taken, a Synod is
under formation ; like a poor week member of the body
we are Aeekin!' healing and desiring strength, and,
dark as the ire.n-it is, and the past has been, we look
forward to a time when the Church in Bermuda newly
equipped and fully restored to health, shall rejoice, as
one rejoices who has passed through a term of sickness
and weakness. We look forward to this restoration not
only as Churchmen but as Patriots, for the Engiih
Church has never been a narrow ecclesiastical body, it has
" combined all sorts of human interests, and has given
i 1- -p t-. every variety of legitimate human progress."
-(7., ** .) Therefore both as lovers of our country
and as members of a world-wide venerable branch of the
Holy Catholic C(iurch we hail with joy the movement
which is on f.lt for making proper provision for the
Episcopal slp.rvisi.ni ,,t" ilo Church of England in
Bermuda, being deeply sensible of the great neces.ity
wihieh exists for such.
LADIES COLLEGES IN CANADA.-In our last issue
of the Gazette th re-rapp.eared in our advertising
columns, and which is repeated to-day, an adver-
ti.-:u'meit. stating terms, &c., of" Hellmuth Ladies
College:,' in' L:.do.u, Ontario, iuc:'porated A.D.
1 ',,i, and which has been liberally patronised and
is highly spoken of. Pro.pl.:-tuses maybe obtained
at our Office.
During the week we have received Prospectuses
of the Ottawa Ladies College," Ottawa, -Ontario,
the Principal of which is the IRev. A. F. Kemp,
L.L.D., who was Chapl.iiu to the 26th Cameronians
when in Bermuda, aud who has many friends here.
It is announced in the Prospectus that the Ottawa
Ladies College is established," under sound Evan-
gelical, though non-sectarian influences." The
Prospectus of this Institution may also be seen at
WHY THEY ADOPT THE NEW PRONUNCIATION AT
SCHOOLS FOR YouxQ LADIES.
The Bishop of Manchester lately visited a school
for young ladies, and a Class in Latin were up for
examination, pouring forth a list of Latin words
with the English translation. They came to the
word "vicission," and this being one of the Schools
that have adopted the new pronunciation, they said
promptly, "we-kiss.im, by turns." Oh, you do P"
said the Bishop, "then I don't wonder at your a"
adopting the new pronunciation."
most satisfactory, the jets of water were thrown to' THE UNIVERSAL POSTAL TREATY.
a perpendicular height from each branch, after pass- Approval of the Paris Treaty by the President and
ing through the hose, of about 70 feet. Cabinet-Changes made in the Berne Treaty.
The following persons forming the "Volunteer WAsmINGTON, Aug. 18.-The Cabinet to-day con.
Fire Brigade for the Town of Hamilton," were sidered and approved the new Universal Postal
chosen on the 20th instant:- Treaty recently concluded at Paris, the Commis-
J. J. Riley, Captain. sioners from the United States being Assistant
H. Lawrence, E. E. Carey, J. Grier; Drivers and Postmaster-General Tyner and Mr. Blackfan, the
attendants to Engine. Superintendent of Foreign Mails. This is arevi-
F. James, E. Lightbourne, Wrenchmen. sion of the treaty concluded at Berne on the 9th of
R. Brown, E. W. Mitchell, T. Roberts, J. Bar- October, 1874, and the parties to it are the Europe-
ritt; Branchmen and assistants to Hosemen. an nations, those of Turkey and Russia in Asia,
G. Thompson, T. Adams; Hosemen. Egypt, Persia, British India, the United States of
America, Japan, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, the Ar-
THE WEATHER.--On several occasions during the gentine Republic, Peru, Salvador, and all the Colo.
past week there have been some severe gusts of nies of France, Spain, the Netherlands, Portugal,
wind, accompanied by heavy rain, thunder and and Denmark. The various British colonies, other
lightning. We were apprehensive by the severity than Canada and British India, which are parties
of the gust which passed over Hamilton on Friday to the convention, are Crylon, Straits settlements,
evening last that we should have heard of much Labuan, Hong Kong, the Mauritius and dependen-
mischief having resulted; but, happily, such is not cies, Bermuda, Biltish Guiana, Jamaica, and Trini-
the case. The temperature has fallen a little, dad. The changes made in the Berne treaty, so far
as they affect postage rates, go into effect on the 1st
A large number of Swallows have appeared on of April next, and are restricted to articles of mail
these Islands during the past week, on their way and printed matter other than letters, the treaty of
from the north to a more congenial winter climate. Berne, in the latter respect, remaining unbchanged
It is amusing to witness theirsudden darts through as to rates. Five cents are charged for letters and
the air in pursuit of the winged insects on which 2 cents for postal, cards, printed matter of'every
they feed. kind, patterns and samples of merchandise, books,
commercial paper, &c., 1 cent for (ach package to
In our last issue we gave some particulars of a one address, and 1 cent for each weight of two
tornado, attended issue with gavery serious loss of life ounces, or reaction of two ounces, provided the
tornado, attended with very serious loss of life, charge on commercial paper shall not be leQ than
which occurred at Wallingford, Connecticut, on the charge on commercial paper shall not be than
evening of Friday the 9th instant. Various parts samples not less than 2 cents a package. and the arge oAnother
of New England and Northern New York were sample s not less th maximum weights a paht of commercial
visited with similar gusts of wind on the same ange is that the maximum weight of commercial
evening, but fortunately not attended with loss of paper and printed papers of every kind is fixed at two
life.-veningt is remarkable however that these tempests kilogrammes, or four pounds six ounces. This is
occurred on the same Friday evening and about an increase of from one to two kilogrammes, or
the same hour, as did the phenomena alluded to in from two pounds four ounces to four pounds six
our Gaette of the 13th instant, as witnessed tin ounces. The maximum weight of packages and
thour Gazette of the 13th instant, as witnessed nIslands samplesremains at 250 grammes,equal to 81 ounces.
es islands. Under the new treaty both letters and printed mat-
ter can be forwarded on partial payment of postage
To the Editor of the Royal gazette. subject to a charge on delivery of double the defici-
DEAR SIR,-It is to be hoped that the Honorable ency. In the case c f the United States, the provi-
House of Assembly when considering the Petition sions of the treaty of Berne are revised so as to al-
of Clergymen and Laymen of the Church of Eng- low this Government to charge exceptional transit
land in Bermuda," and perusing the list of names rates for closed mails transported across the pontin-
to that Petition, will not forget the many names Lennt between San Francisco and New-Yor-. The
which are conspicuous by their absence. .- Cabinet expressed much gratification at the changes
A WELL-WISHER OF in the Borne treaty and with the satisfactory man-
THE CHUoCH OF ENGLAND i BERxUDA. ner in which our Commissioners performed their
August 26th, 1878, duty.
For the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
THE ECHO CLUB AT SEA.
DEAR MR. EDITOR,-When you last heard from
the Echo Club the Flatts was the scene of the dra-
ma, the encircled Harrington Sound the region of
its scientific exploits: while the wild elements ex-
hibited all the grandeur of the storm, which elicited
f,:, line of the- deepest sympathy for our brethen
afloat in the Canima, pitched and tossed to and fro
on the relentless billows. We are now ourselves,
in the shifting panorama, prisoners on board the
Canima aforesaid; and whether we have left be-
hind us hearts that beat in unison with our own,
or at least take a sympathetic interest in our wel-
fare, is a problem which we shall leave among the
great things unsolved. In the sultry heat of a
'Mudian July noon, we consigned ourselves to New
York on board the good steamship Canima, with
sunny prospects before us, that we should reach our
desired haven in peace. Not all our fond friends
could muster courage to make a public exhibition
of their feelings and bid us a demonstrative fare-
well. But, perhaps, the absence of a parting sting
gave courage to our enterprise in hand, and, with
braced nerves, we withstood the Canima's ar-
tillery, which announced the reception on board of
H. M. mails. Off we glided on a smooth watery
floor, with some Dockyard steam launches casting
a longing lingering look, dispensing off St. Geor-
ges with the burly pilot who weighs down so hard
on the bridge. With the setting sun the Bermuda
group vanish from our wistful gaze, and we are
fairly afloat free from tihe entanglements of the
coral strand, and apparently as full of freedom as
was old "Ralph the Rover."
Only thirteen and a half score of boxes of fully
ripened Bermuda onions at a profitable rate of
freight no doubt, composed the lading of the ship,
further ballasted with passengers and their sarato-
gos; but still,- notwithstanding, though stiffened
with pig, iron probably Scotch pigs, very light.
Happily the breezes were in unison with the lading,
else we should have rolled to and fro like an old
time cradle vigorously rocked in the good old style,
and had our brains like the ancient babies, now re-
presented by our fathers and graudmotlers, equally
muddled. Happy mortals when sleep released
them from this torture, so happy too are voyageurs
when sleep brings relief to a giddy series of sensa-
tions. Everybody says, and what everybody says
must be true, that the old Canima rolls ever, as if
she had some fatuous spring which, despite the
humour of ocean, must keep her in perpetual lateral
motion. So impressed on the minds of our Club,
of the Echo Club, was this special virtue of the
Canima that we went on board with minds deter-
mined to bear up against such an inevitable ca-
lamity. For the space of four days and nights we
had measured this endurance as an evil to be borne,
and with consummate ,,oaurn:..:-. we, in short, were
prepared for all hazards.
What, is it possible that the old Canima does not
roll, has Neptune alas on our behalf been impor-
tuned, and with his magic trident come to our re-
lief There certainly has been some interposition
in our favour. It cannot be that we are more spot-
less than our fellows, who in March last past were
kept in perpetual swing. But, be it as it may, we
skim the ocean bowl with marvellous ease. The
moon, not yet at its full, gladdens the night; and
bright, as the elements which surround the Canima,
are the precious hearts which she bears in her west-
ward course. The heat of midsummer follows us,
but Oceanus kindly permits us to keep our ports
open and inhale as much fresh air as possible. Al-
ready we feel a new life inspires us, an invigorating
renovation has set in, and the prospects heighten
that our excursion will transform us into a new
creation. Change, oh grateful chause, what a pana-.
cea art thou for the ills of fl.-sh, he they real .or
fancied! Here we are, from a surfeit of socialI
amenities, on board the old Canima and stoically;
contented not only with the prospects of a prem'umed'
delightful change, but actually with the existing
condition of things for the moment. What wind;
there is is fair, hardly a ripple disturbs the quiet of
the ocean's bosom. Sol shines forth in bright com-'
placency and Luna dispels the depressing gloom of
night. The Captain with his cherry face gladdens,
all and between the saloon and the wheelhouse keeps
ship and passengers and crew in proper trim, while
his natural features have a prepossessing power.
The engineers, since the winds will not waft us, are,
important units in the. calculation, and, how they
turn to best advantage the stokers fuel, may easily'
be seen by the speed we make, which the log heaver
pronounces quite respectable.
The Echo Club are not altogether novices in the
culinary art. We need not here recount ourFlatts
experiences where, however, meteorology and icthy-
ology more largely occupied our minds-whence we
returned primed with theories and loaded down with
specimens. Now we are afloat, and, as our bilious
systems are not in open rebellion, you will naturally
be quite anxious to know what part the cook and
stewards are playing in the real drama. One of
our number has a profound liking for good things,
a taste by no means reprehensible, but faith in sea
cooks is unjustly not implicit; and so a preference
is had for the winter crops of the frigid rivers and.
lakes of the north, in other words our friends sub-
sists and grows fat on ice; while the ubiquitous
stewardess tempts the appetite with various marine
medical comforts. Still, Mr. Editor, if the Echo
Club were not all there at the three appointed
hours, sharp on the call of the steward's bell,
there was always a fair quorum to consume the
table dainties and to encourage further atveuhur s
in the culinary department. But the tastes of your
correspondent are Anglal's, and an array of petty
platters never did. commend foir divers reasons.
But altogether the fare is above the average, we
must allow, and in sufficient abundance. We recall
the experience of a Mediterranean traveller who,
having bargained with the Agent for five mean a
day, finding the Captain would only provide three
became indignant threat, and was incapable ,of
even attending on one. None, however, eager their
appetite, or fastidious their taste can fail to reason-
ably exist. Of course fricasseed frogs are not to be
had except at Delmonico's, perhaps, on transatlan-
tic hulls, and certainly, at a high price, in Parisian
Ah! the Canima does roll, but, bless her heart,
only a little, just to show what she can do, and not
to belie the many who have libelled her on this
score. We have entered the Gulf Stream, rarely in-
deed placid, and we come in just for a very
gentle shaking. The clouds gather round us, and
occasional showers clear the generally frequented
decks, but the elements are kind to the last. We
are into and over the stream without as much as a
dash of spray, and we miss the Captain, helhneted
in his sou'wester, and bound up in his oil skin
jacket. Indeed we are without any signal adven-
tures, we, who are enthusiasts of fiction, and given
to applaud, variety as the, spice of life." In fact
we have been disappointed in our experiences. The
Canina only rolled a little to shew that she could
roll a great deal; but even this common experience
she would not give us. The regions of the Bermu-
das are boisterous-are they not rightly styled
"the still vexed Bermoothes"-and yet we parted
company with them as the fairy sunny isles of
peace for the winds were hushed and bagged.
The Gulf Stream, who does not know its whims,
and how it ordinarily wears a grim face. And yet,
we pas,si-4-1-iA witbhu l.oiun spar or splitting
gluck. "'WAi~ -.r'.. buo.iar:d, who seemed-
to share iu our disappointiner t he lack of adven-
ture, and, perhaps actuated by a considerate
thought, tried to create a sensation; but alas even
this weather-wise and experienced salt signally
failed to have his anticipations realized. fHe des-
cried a fog ahead. We pictured cautious steaming,
steam whistle i--reaclinug, frequent soundings, and
the musi' of other steamships in a similar plight.
And, seriously, I calculation as to the ability of the
stewardd to -ountinue liis table varieties began to oc-
cupy us, anl vicious of salt junk rose before us as
the fare which our certain delay would inevitably
produce. But he was an old foggy andhis wisdom
signally collapsed. The sun nobly held out and at
length the outlook with his piercing lenses announ-
ces land ahead" on the port bow. It is the high-
lands, we can now plainly descry them from the
deck. Presently one of those Pilot-boat cutters
makes down on us-prominently displayed on the
mainsail is the number-and boards with a pilot
who knows the mysteries of Sandy Hook naviga-
tion. He is freic'hted with the latest New York
Herald, be it remembered we are a fortnight behind
the age in news. We instantly know about the
weather-it has been passionately hot. Stocks,
Home Politics and the all engrossing Foreign news,
how the English lion has groaned at Berlin, and is
still King in the European Menagerie. The water
has now a sandy muddy complexion, as we steam up.
Several three-masted schooners, favourite American
coasters, appear in sight, and several coasting
We are inside the Hook and abreast of the sum-
mer quarantine. The Health Officer boards us, far
from being tall or gross and finds everything in
order prma fade evidence that the Echo Club have
not deteriorated since their embarkation. Our Pur-
ser must now be introduced, rather overshot if we
criticised him, as a piece of statuary, of an obliging
manner and good address, be it said. He had seen
that we were properly billeted and were otherwise
in order. At the gangway he meets the Health
Officer, and escorts him to his office presenting the
magical document of a bill of health, duly obtained,
and reporting progress. This trying ordeal is over.
and we are pronounced in proper sanitary gear.
But the Purser would persist that the grin which
our face wore was hardly in keeping with the
solemnity 'of the occasion, and that ilire consequen-
ces mig-ht have resulted from the ironical expression
which we exhibited. But on this score we respect-
fully dissented. Is not laughter an evidence of
good health,'and is it not in the very face of it. the
best bill of health that can be produced on demand P
We join issue with the Purser aforesaid. We will
not be constrained, even in the august presence of
a Port Health Officer of serious demeanour, we will
laugh-it is one of the, rules of the Echo Club to
enjoy life in its totality while it lasts-we will enjoy
our existence, we will excite our risible nervef.o a
reasonable degree, we will keep our digestion soind,
and make ourselves and our friends as happy as
possible in the vicissitudes of this mundane sphere.
We will continue to smile even when a Purser and
a Health Officer pass by.
New York Bay and Harbour, always striking,
with, steam and sailing craft of all descriptions. ra.
pidly coursing up and down, riding at anchor or
moored at the piers. The latest novelty obsefi'able
is the observatory at Coney Island, the present
fashionable resort of the heated and baked. New
Yorkers. The hotels along the beach shew out
prominently. The Customs Yaeht, a powerful
steam cutter, drew alongside, and fortthwith steps
on board what turned out to be a Custom's Official
who, from his white cravat and serious demeanor,
"might have been easily mistaken for a minister of
religion. The Purser is again in requisition and,
after a conference, presents the ship's parper4, and
thus, having satisfied the mission of the publican,
the yacht departs in peace. -
The process of docking, is as expeditious as'it
can well be. The CGanima is thus within three and
one quarter days moored at Pier No. 12, North
River, in comfort and safety. No New York Pier
is a credit to this great Port. It was high tide
when the Echo Club disembarked on a rickety
gangway. Had it not been for deep humility,
the brains of the Echo Club would have been
dashed to pieces against the top of the gate of the
wharf shed. Let some safer contrivance be found,
else some impetuous individual may suddenly come
to grief-in his eagerness-to reach terra firm.
The verdict of the Echo Club is that the Canima.is
not half so bad as she is made out to be, that she
combines in a compact shape fair accommodations,
and is provided and found in a superior' way 'for a
vessel of her class. That there are several improve-
ments which might with great advantage be -intro.
duced, a simple system of ventilation such as the
Bermuda agents provide for the comfort of their
cattle on board the Bares, and which would add
materially to the comfort of passengers, who must
suffer, in close and heavy weather from foul air.
The Bermudas may be conveniently resorted to in
the Canima even as she is, and in time will follow a
better fleet when the claims of Bermuda are rightly
understood as a winter resort. S.
For the Bermuda Royal Gazette.
NOTES ON TE PROPOSED CONSTITUTION OP A SYNOD
OF THE CHURCH OF ENGeAND In BEEMUDA.
It is~presumed that every person interested in the
petition for Legislative sanction, to certain piopoes.
Sales for forming a Synod of the Church of England
Sin Bermuda, has read, or will read, the pamphlet
publishing the Rules of the proposed Constitutiop,
Sso the numbers only of the rules will be referred' o
Sin the these notes.
S The petition asks for Legislative Confirmation
of the proposed Constitution, and it is on tre con-
nexion of the proposals with the petition that these
Notes will mainly deal. .
The first prayer, seeks Legislative. Qonfirattion
of certain rules, the scopof es of which has not been
Defined fully, leaving great danger of future con-
troversies alike damaging to the Church and, to its
Reference to Rule IV will exhibit a limit to Iay
i representation. There shall be eleven of them.
No. V, on the contrary-is ipdefinate and the
words preferment, incumbency or curacy," a! e
sufficiently ambiguous to admit, of the number of
the Clergy being, indefinitely larger it 'timai to
come than the eleven laymen.
No. VI, uses Church Vestries to elect Synodsmep
who are not bound like their electors to be register.
i ed owners of solid property, but who only need, be
of full age and communicants, to be eligible to're-
present the people in the Synod, and consequently,
a Synod recognizing and co-existent with the .ays.
tern of taxation, for Church purposes, may be com-
posed entirely of men who do not own any ppqper.
r ty liable to taxation.
No. VII, simply should provide, that any Lay'ma
I qualified by Act No 12 of 1866, to be p. Chur0
SVestryman, shall be eligible for election as a g rpg -
sentative of the people in the Synod.
I Numbers VIII and IX are very dependent on
No. V. Increase the proportion of Clergymen, and
the fate of these two Clauses cannot be estimated
No. X, allows a Vestry, elected for one year, to
elect a Synodsman to serve for 2 years after his
eflectors have gone out of office.
Under No. XVI, need Clergymen, and Laymen
As No. XVII, does not contain a Clause to pre-
vent existing Church Property from slipping under
the control of the proposed Constitution, a wide
. door is left open for these properties shortly to be
Acquired, and when tlii. happens the promises of
, No. XIX may melt away.
The process of this petition hasbeen, that a small
I number of persons in favour of this movement have
met in the middle of summer, in the centre of the
Island, and have adopted certain rules in connexion
i with a petition.
S This petition being taken separately, to individu-
als residing at distances, appears, from the source
advocating signatures to be a matter of doctrine,
F-"RMtTTA1)A 0TAL'O.lAc~Fi E-
and names are their eby obtained to a document con-
cerninus the polity of the Church only, political yield-
ing being secured, because of habitual acceptance
of doctrinal teaching'.
23rd August, 1878.
rP" The peace of Europe seems fated to be dis-
turbed again before it is well re-established, and
this time in the West and East simultaneously. A
fresh war-for the Bosnian insurrection in its pre-
senlt form is nothing less-has commenced in Tur-
key, while Russia is making a new movement, even
more formidable from its possible consequences, in
Turkistan. Gen. Kaufman's advance along the
upper Oxus, if really undertaken with the object
universally ascribed to it, portends results to which
the Khiva Expedition of 1878 was as nothing. In
the fork of the higher Oxu, and extending at one
point some distance to the north of the main stream,
lie a number of petty Khanates, which make up the
two provinces known in Eastern history as. Badak-
sbhan and Vakhan, equally important from their
geographical position, and from the valuable mines
of rubies and lapis-la-zuli which they contain. It
will be remembered that this territory became a
subject of dispute between England and Russia in
November',1872, immediately previous to the final
advance upon Khiva, and that several of the leading
English journals warmly advocated its immediate
occupation by British troops, in the interest :of the
Ameer of Afghanistan, Shore All, who exercises a
kind of nominal sovereignty over it. This fact
&gvestotohd movement, as R ussia's first open inter-
iferenoeetvith Afghanistan, thd unmistakable charac.
ter of a practical retort for tbh annexation of Cyprus,
and a defiance to England to make good her threats
ofr'ir years ago.,' Wheth' or not the challenge
wA4l beac epted, remains-tb be seen.-N. Y. Times,
THE SOUTH AMELiICAN TRADE.
,ew: pqrk .Shipowners cut ou' by British Steamers at
S this Po, t.
-si.'The Quebec and Gulf Ports Steamship Company
fMrrnbrlyIdarried on a traffic between ports in the
different British American provinces. Finding
that they were losing mon.v they brought their
steamers to New York to ,e used in the South
Apmerican trade. '"On the 1ith of last December
their first steamer the Hadji left this port for South
AAmerica, stopping at St. Thomas and Porto Rico.
A this time several lines of "American brigs and
schoeners were plying between these ports and did
a Thriving business. The steamer Bermuda was
nt t on the-lind and suLspquentlv the Company
bopght the American steamer General Meade and put
her inactive service. The fact that foreign steamers
ware ialling from this port and underbidding for the
fo eigi trade did not prevent the owners of Ameri-
can: vessels from keeping up their prices, and as a
coisequence they one by jone were compelled to
withdraw. A reporter of the World called yester-
day at the office of the Quebec and Gulf Ports
Steamship Company, No. 297 Broadway, and asked
the rates of freight on flour, beef and pork per bar-
rel:- Hie was informed that for flour 60 cents and
fop bqef and pbrk 75 cents was charged. Before
this company went into business here the freight on
these articles was respectively 90 cents and $1 per
barrel in gold. This company also runs a steamer
from this port to Bermuda, importing early pota-
toes, tomatoes, onions, &c. This trade was formerly
carried on by an American steamer. A number of
owners of American vessels have awakened to the
fact that this monopoly is an exceedingly well-pay.
Ing one, and negotiations are now making for a
competition with the Quebec and Gulf Steamship
LoNDON, Aug. 12.-A despatch from Nicosia, Cy-
rus, to the Daily News says: "A portion of the In.
ian Contingent is going home immediately. Their
embarkation for India has already commenced. The
health,of Cyprus has not improved. The prevalence
f typhoid fever appears to be more serious." On the
otler hand, a dispatch from Larnaca to the Standard
says: The reports of the unhealthiness of the
island are exaggerated. Malignant fevers are rare.
t is stated that Nicosia will not be made the capi-
tal of Cyprus because of its unfavorable situation,
ut that some -point will probably be selected
between Larnaca and Famagosta, which possesses
eater facilities for the construction of a harbor.
LONDON, Aug. 12.-The Times' Calcutta despatch
says that the rains have been abnormally heavy.
Great damage has been done to the crops and great
distress prevails in consequence of the floods. The
anals and irrigation works have been breached.
tenuous efforts are being made to save the dam of
epar Lake, and- they will probably be successful.
errible: idstress: prevails in Cashmere, and the
Maharajah is taking energetic steps to relieve the
ufferngs of the people, who in many parts of the
country are subsisting upon herbs, weeds and un-
LoNiDOJ, Alig1 12.-Advices received by mail
'rom tie West coast Of Africa are that great mor-
ality prevailed there, particularly at Lagos, where
tear' y a.quarter of the European population died
f fcver'and dysentery during the two months
andi g! uly 4. .
T scriptural commentator Cumming wrote 20
eara ago that the Tarshish of the Old Testament
rophetsImeant England. He said that not earlier
han 1874 she would at some time "lend ships,
ealK influience and all territorial power to carry
ack te-sons of Zion and reinstate them in the
idsqof:3hrusalem." His followers say that Ber.
in, ]hlkrper and Cyprus foreshadow these events.
TheALbndon ews. says that Clancy, the Fenian
conv oted in 1867 and sentenced to imprisonment
Ior ILe, will be released upon a ticket of leave on
the 2th of.Septefrzer.
The d trb is announced in England of James
ouglasfCavers, the last male descendant of the
iero pf Geiy Chase. In his house was preserved
he unrnnunder which his ancestor fought and
ePercy gauntlets he captured under the walls of
ANOTHER BRITISH ISLAND.-The British flag now
oats on another isl nd. So 1ia, which lies off the
ulf of Aden, was r -occupied: ;wo months ago. In
884, when steam bdgan to e used in the Indian seas,
he island was coveted as a coaling station, and a de-
achment of Bombay sepoys was sent to annex it, des-
lite the opposition oi the Sultan of Keshin, its owner,
the acquisition o' Aden, five! years later, Socotra
as abandoned. W ien the Suez Canal shares were
rcihased its reoccupafion wa' again decreed, and the
litan of Keshin was this tim's induced to become a
udatory of Great Britaitn fob a consideration. The
resent landing is the result of that arrangement. As
he island lies almost directly in the line of communi-
tion with India from the Red Sea, it has acquired ad-
tional importance by the construction of the Suez Ca-
al, and this consideration' has, it is understood, de-
ermined the action of the British Government, There
ie about 5,000 inhabitants, consisting of two distinct
ces-namely, Arabs who have settled on the island,
d the aboriginal inhabitants, who are Bcdoins,
wandering from one part bf the island to another with
heir flocks and herds. The principal commercial
products are aloes of the finest quality, the dragon's.
lod tree, tamarinds, tobacco, and various fruits and
ums, besides some cotton and indigo. The civet cat
in chameleon are distributed all over the island.
:t.Dividends on Foreign Fire Insurance Companies
!the State of New York for six months ending
June lat, amounted to $1,096,1654-97.
AN OFFICIAL BALL IN PARIS.
The 'Marshal and Madame de Ma'cMahon were
present, the latter in pure white, a garb that she is
extremely fond of wearing, though it is very unbe-
coming to her short stout figure. Mme. Borel, the
wife of the Minister of War, and consequently the
hostess of the occasion, a very pretty brunette, with
regular, delicate features, was attired in cream gauze,
over silk of the same shade, profusely dotted with
small bouquets of artificial flowers. As to the re-
mainder of the lady guests, there was the usual
display of handsome toilets and of frowsy ones, the
proportion being about equal. One very "stunning"
toilet was composed of bright scarlet velvet, pro-
fusely trimmed with white lace, and a more unsuit-
able garb to wear to a ball in the month of July can
hardly be imagined. The gentlemen, however, far
outshone the ladies in the matter of dress, all the
officers of the French army who happened to be in
or near Paris being present, and it being de rigueur
that on such occasions they should appear in full
uniform. Consequently the rooms were gay with
scarlet trousers and gold-braided coats, and fairly
glittered with epaulets and decorations. A group of
Arab chiefs from Algiers, who are in the French
service, formed a noticeable feature of the evening,
as they all wore their picturesque native garb.
Some of these dusky warriors are extremely hand-
some, one of them, with his classic features and
melancholy dark eyes, being the very image of Edwin
Booth. Among the few Americans present were
Dr. Edward Warren (Bey) and Mrs. Warren, Miss
Mildred Lee (daughter of the late commander-in-
chief of the army of the Confederacy), Mrs. Hooper,
of Philadelphia; Mr. Norris, of the same city, and
Mr. James Hodges, of Baltimore. The ball was kept
up to a very late hour, the "german" being begun so
late as 4 o'clock, madame Borel declaring that it
would be too largeif if it were commenced any earlier.
One of the most curious features of the entertainment
to transatlantic eyes was the establishment in the
garden of a pavilion in which beer and cigars were
supplied to the gentlemen guests. Now, the cigars
are all well enough -but beer--and in elegant,
refined Paris, too I Verily, the innovation was a
startling one.-Lucy H. Hooper's Paris Letter to the
THIE GERMAN REIGN OF TERROR.
LONDON, August 14.-It is stated that since the 2d
of June, the date of the attempted assassination of the
Emperor William by Dr. Nobiling, there have been
563 arrests of persons in Germany for insulting the
Emperor. Of this number 521 have been convicted,
including thirty-one women. The aggregate of the
sentences of imprisonment imposed is 811 years.
Five of the arrested committed suicide before trial.
SA bill for the purpose of preventing the spread of
Socialism has been submitted to the German Federal
Council. It prohibits associations, meetings and pub-
lications in furtherance of Socialistic or Communistic
objects. The central authorities of the Federal States
are declared competent to deal with all offenses against
this law. Appeal from their decisions will be to an
Imperial Bureau to be created for the purpose of con-
sidering questions concerning public meetings and the
press. Penalties range from a fine to a year's impris-
onment. Socialistic agents may be expelled from the
towns and forbidden to pursue their trades as printers,
booksellers or innkeepers. The central authorities
may, with the sanction of the Federal Council, in dis-
tricts where public safety is endangered, prohibit pub-
lic meetings for a year, unless the meetings are sanc-
tioned by the police authorities; prohibit the sale of
interdicted printed matter in the streets; restrict the
sale or possession of arms and expel unemployed per-
A KENTUCKY MYSTERY.
CINCINNATI, Aug. 13.-About the middle of July,
Philip Falls, a resident of Union, Boone County,
Ky., a few miles from Covington, left his home for
Clarkesville, Tenn. He arrived at Louisville and
stopped over for the night at one of the prominent
hotels, where he met an old enemy. They resumed
their ancient quarrel, and Falls struck his oppo-
nent on the head with a pistol, knocking him down,
when friends interfered and [separated them. They
then agreed to settle the feud the next day with
pistols, in the mountains of Kentucky, and accord.
ing to agreement they met the next morning and
concluded their preparations. They took a train
and left the city for the mountains, unaccompanied
by friends or spectators, and from that day to this
not a word has been heard from Philip Falls or his
enemy. Search and inquiries have been made
but all are fruitless, and many believe that the men
fought as they had premeditated, and fell at the hands
of each other in the mountains. Both men were in
good social standing, and the quarrel, which had
such a mysterious termination, arose about a woman.
The National Council of Switzerland has resolved
to submit to popular vote its decision to contribute
81,300,000 toward the completion of the St. Gothard
. Sir Richard Wallace has made a present to Lord
Beaconsfield of the star worn by the late Marquis of
Hertford as a Knight of the Garter. The diamonds
and rubies of this star are said to be worth above 12,.
The hat in which the Emperor Napoleon I. made
the Russian campaign, as Galignani expresses it, was
put up at auction at the Hotel Drouot, in Paris, lately.
It had been bequeathed by M. Evrard, the valet of his
Majesty, to his son, who had just died. The historical
relic sold for 175 francs.
A Pole named Lada, or Lady, 38 years of age, has
just been arrested for selling in the streets of Paris
cards printed in violet, representing the imperial arms
and in the midst a minute photograph of Prince Louis
Napoleon. They had, in addition, certain inscriptions,
such as All for the people and by the people," "Fi-
delis ad Imperium," &c.
ARMORED SOLDIERS.-Col. Brackenbury of the
British army has invented a plan of protecting
gunners and cannoneers while working field artillery,
by means of iron shields, portable and put into
position by sections.
HAVANA, August 12.-An important royal decree
is published, ordering the restoration of all property
embargoed during the insurrection, without any
exception whatever to the former owners. This
completes the restitution of the rights of citizenship
to all, without distinction of person, who were im-
plicated in the insurrection. Political mass meet-
ings continue to be held in Havana to adopt pro.
grammes for the coming elections. Perfect freedom
of speech is allowed.
THE CALIFORNIA GRAPE CROP. -WASHINGTON,
Aug. 12.-George A. Deitz, in a letter to the Com-
missioner of Agriculture, dated Sacramento, July
22, says: "We have the prospect of harvesting the
largest crop of grapes ever grown in California, and
are making preparations to cure 1,000 tons of grapes
THE WRECK OF THE STEAMER METROPOLIS.-A
report has been made by Treasury Solicitor Raynor
in the case of the wreck of the steamer Metropolis
on January 31st last, with a loss of ninety-one
lives. The report vindicates Messrs, Lunt Brothers
of this city, the owners of the vessel, from all
charges made against them. In Mr. Raynor's
opinion the Metropolis was staunch and strong
when she left Philadelphia for Brazil, and the loss
of life at the wreck is attributable to the incompe-
tency of the crew of the life-saving station.-New
York Journal of Oommerce, August 3. -
BI3RTH, in this Town, on the 3rd instant, MRs. D.
E. SfoN, of a SON.
DIED, at Belle Vue Hospital, New York City, on I
the 5th instant, after a long and painful illness, MR.
AUGUSTUS G. SMITH. (a native of Bermuda,) in the
60th year of his age; leaving a Widow and two sons to
lament their loss.
........., in this Parish, on Tuesday last, 20th instant,
MIss SARAH J. JAMES, aged 74 ybars, daughter of the
late Thomas J; James, Esqr.
LT t.VA 0UU ST WK.
LLS. FLOUR Bls. Bright SUGAR
Half-chests Oolong TEA (superior)
An assortment of DRY GOODS
Ladies, Misses and Gent's BOOTS and SHOES
A SMALL LOT OF
A. good American Manufactured
True, and good for any work.-
A commodious CARRIAGE
'&. t .0 le
AT PUBLIC AUCTI
Under the Big Shed,
At 12 o'clock
On Thursday next,
Immediately before the Sale of Furniture.
- r "LS. FLOUR
. 1 i 200 Bushels Heavy Black OATS
25 Bags BRAN 10 Tubs BUTTER
50 Sugar-cured HAMS
20 Doz. Tins Roast BEEF
10 Tins Corned BEEF
5 Half-Bls. PORK
5 Barrels No. 1 MACKEREL
10 Hf. Ditto
10 Qr. Ditto
10 Kits Ditto
25 Doz. BLACKING
5 Boxes TOBACCO, 12's
5 Hogsheads Younger's
I Market WAGON, very strong
1 Good Draft
True to collar, serviceable for any purpose.
ABox-CART 1 Kerosene TANK or Safe, strong- R. A. M. OUDNEY will re-
:ly made, will hold 187 gallons Imperial. "I C.L
With Two Fine lyopen the above Academy for instruction
B. W. WALKER & CO. in the various branches of a Classical and Com-
Vati ll A Auctioneers,. nercial Education,
One flui ~~l, ,I Hamilton, August 27th, 1878.
One flush in Milk, -. *-
ie other four months in Calf. A iu "tt ,
MiRoellann.ous lot o A ric.le La11 t Sale. The 2nd of Sep. next, at 9 o'clock a m.
which will appear at the time of Sale.
Hamilton, 27th August, 1878.
I SECOND-HAND REFRIGFE-
R VTOR, but little used
I Second-hand Combination R EFf IGER A-
Best Kerosene OIL by the Gallon 1/4
CORN ... OATS BRAN
P LOUG HS and other Farmiling Implements
OARS BOATS, &c.
T. I. SALT R. SALT
OILMEAL OATMEAL Corn MEAL
SOAPS Ess. BEEF, &o.
Low for Cash.
Please apply to
G. W. CASTNER,
I East Broadway, at Ice House.
Hamilton, 26th August, 1878.-2
Of superior qu lity .
The Cargo of the Brigt. limwell.
On Sale by
N. T. BUTTERFIELD & SON.
Hamilton, Aug. 19, 1878,-3 3p
The Genuine Teneriffe
RED AND WHITE.
At IQ/ per Bottle.
'HlIE Undersigned have received per Ca-
. nima" To-day the above SEED, and will
On SATURDSJY Next.
Parties that have their names on our List, are
requested to call for the Seed.
J. T. DARRELL & CO.
Our List is open for Engagements of ONION
SEED for next season.
J. T. D. & Co.
Hamilton, August 19th, 1878.-4 3p
Cow for Sale.
The Subscriber intending to leave the Country,
Offers for Sale
Y IYoung COW,
In good condition and of good disposition.
She will Calve early in November.
Paget, August 26, 1878 -Ipd
To Return Direct.
V tTllEi, Mivaster,
Will Sail as above on
For Freight or Passage
A p'y to
SS. S. INGH M.H
Hamilton, August 6, 187*8.
At Public Auction,
At 1 o'clock,
The Property of
J. ao w n, Esq r.,
VI Z T.:
1 COTTAGE PIANO, handsome
1 Handsome Walnut CHEFFONIER, with
1 Do. Do. Centre TABLE
6 Do, Do. CHAIRS
1 Do, Do. Ladie's DO.
1 Do. Do. Gentleman's DO.
The whole of the above to match.
1 Mahogany ROCKER, Embossed Velvet
2 Handsome Card TABLES
1 Do. Chess DO.
2 Foot STOOLS
1 JARDINIER 1 Oil PAINTING
3 Tea TRAY
SIDEBOARD with Plate Glass
Children's DO., Cane Seat, 1 very
1 Water COOLER
Plate Glass MIRROR, Gilt-
ize about 4 feet x 5 feet
1 Iron BEDSTEAD, double
3 Single DO.
1 Do. Child's Swinging COT with Palliasse
1 Walnut Chest of DRAWERS
1 Do. Duchess TABLE with large Looking
1 Do. WASHSTAND with Marble Top
r Last four Articles to Match.
1 Mahogany Chest DRAWERS
S1 Hair COUCH 1 SOFA, Walnut
3 Painted Chest of DRAWERS
Bed Room CHAIRS
3 Towel HORSES 3 Looking GLASSES
1 WASHSTAND, Marble Top
Hair MATTRESSES, single and double
Wool and Flock DO.
Feather PILLOWS and BOLSTERS.
Two BATHS, &c., &c.
With many other ARTICLES, too numer-
ous to mention.
D Special attention is called to
this Sale, the Articles being really good and
well kept. The whole of above may be seen
at our Stores at any time.
B. W, WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, Aug. 26, 1878.
14 hamds, 2 inches,
With Saddle, Bridle, Double Rei ed Snaffle,
_Winter and Summer Clo thing, &c.
For furt' er particulars apply to LtI,:UT.
IRADOL'FF, R.A., Casemates, Ireland, where
all th? a ove cmn be Feen.
Ireland Island, August 97th, 1878,-Ipd
Parents intending to avail themselves of the
advantages of this Schoo! for iheic children, are
requested to en'er the:m at once that all may
August 26th, 1S78.-2
ONION SEED is ready for delivery and in
consequence of the low prices obtained by
the Farmers last cr( p, he will sell, for Cash only
RED at G/ Bottle.
WH ITE at 10/ Bottle.
to those who have engaged it and win take all
To outsiders he will sell
RED at S/ Bottle.
W11ITE at 12/ "
This arrangement will hold good till MON-.
DAY Evening, 2nd September, only, when the
old prices will be asked.
Aug. 27, 1878.-2 3p
Colonist please copy twice on 3rd page.
NVO `9ICI .
Hard Stone Lime.
H Subscriber begs to inform his old Pa
trons and the Public that he is again in
Market with a supply of the Best Wood.burnt
LII E, which he is prepareI to deliver as for-
TH A[)DEUS TR OTT.
Smiths Parish, August 2th, 1878.-3
JVotice to Pilots.
THE PILOT who takes charge
of Brigantine EXCELSIOR" now exi
pected from ARDROSSAN, is requested to
tale that Vessel to
In the Port of St. George's.
S. S. WIGHdAM,
Hamilton, August 19, 1878.
ALL Persons are strictly forbid crediting my
Wife AGNES ANORlE BUTTER-.
FIELD, a woman of colour, as she has left hor
home without my consent and against my wishes.
WM. 11. T. BUTTERFIELD.
Hamilton, August 27, 1878.-Ipd
John Adams, Miss Mary Butterfield, Robert Bed-
ingfield, Ephraim C Bean, Mrs Joseph V Bean, Lydia
Bean, Benjamin J R Burch, William H Bell, )
Burrows, Wm Butterfield, Mrs Mary Cox, John Cox,
Silveira Duarte, Mary F Deshield, Joze do Souza
Delibico, John Emanuelson, Joseph Ffiswell, Mar-
garet Fubler, Jag N Fiitb, Ant.nio Joze Gomes,I C
F Gonvaze, 0 Hollis, W Harley, C P S Jommett,
Thomas Joell, Matilda J Innes, W H T Joell, Ellen
Kiel, Carice Lushington, Wm Thos Lynch, Edward
McCarten, Captain E Montefiore, Clara L .J Outler,
Terne Outerbridge, Eamna Louisa Pitcher, John
Pearson, Azevedo Pereira, William Parsons, W T
Raynor & Bros, A J Richardson, J Riley, S H Rob-
inson, Diana S Smith, Francisco do Souzi, IH Sdva,
A Smith (Merchant), William A Searl, Georg., S
Spencer, J Shaw (Springfield House), Benjamin
Trott, Mrs Thyas Tucker, Miss Tucker (Hamilton),
John A William's, P Williams, Joseph Webb, 1liss
Post Office, Hamilton, August 26, 1I78.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
FICE, ST. GEORGE, 26th Aug., 1878.
Isabella Albuoy, Chadles A Bauich. James A
Brangman, M E Burgess, i" .ithii' H Churn, C C
Corbip, Wm W Dunbarry, ary E Jones, Win mli
Lighthourno, Joseph Lamb, R S .11: .rs, A W .ii..-
nors, Eliza Mitchell, Mrs O'Bien, E R Packwood,
SWm P'etherson, A J Rich.uson, Alice ., i.,,
Manuel A Stewart, Julia .Sampson, Mary 6waa,
John J Smith, Emma L uisa Wilson,,Priv te'Clnas
We have been Instructed to Sell,
1i 2 PO. T OTSL,
At 12 o'clock
On Friday Next,
THE WHOLE OF THE
Of the late
; ". W. 4D A .-1 S,
Comprising in part:
4 B ED ROOM SUITS, quite new
Bed and Table LINEN, &c., &o.
1 Soda Water Machine,
With Bottling Table, four Wrenches, three
Funnels, axd two Syrup Cans; capable of
charging 60 dozen at one charge; imliported
last year from New York at a first cost bf
B. W. WALKER & CO.,:
Hamilton, August 27th, 1878.
C Iassicas & Col m erciaaI
| ~A a A = 3 1Z 7
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Tuesday, 20th August, 1878.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
CC Eugenius Harvey,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Reer. Genl.,
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
The fouse resumed in Committee the consider-
ation of the Bill entitled "An Act regulating the
Salaries of the Officers of the Gaols."
The Hon. R. E. Webster in the Chair.
On motion the Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported progress and obtained
leave to sit again.
The three following Bills were brought up from
the House of Assembly and severally read a Isi
A Bill entitled An Act to continue and amend
the Rgirstration Acts."
A Bill entitled An Act for the protection ol
A Bill entitled An Act to amend and continue
the Act for the payment of Medical Witnesses."
The Resolve for paying the sum of 14 1/ to the
Attorney General, as a deficit in his salary for 1876,
was read the third time and passed, and ordered to
be laid before His Excellency the Governor by the
Hon. R. E. Webster.
The Resolve for paying the sum of 230 to the
Board of Works for providing additions and im-
provements to the Lunatic Asylum, was read the
third time and passed, and ordered to be laid before
His Excellency the Governor by the Hon. R. E.
The Resolve for paying the sum of 6 to Mr.
Jeremiah Harnett, being the cost of a Quartet
Court Dinner, was read the 2nd time.
.The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. W. H. Gosling in the Chair.
On motion the Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported progress and obtained
leave to sit again.
Adjourned to Friday next, the 23rd instant, at
[We copy the following from a Bridgeport, Penn.
pylvania, paper of a recent date, at the request of a
friend of Mr. Perinchief, who thinks it is a mark ol
respect to a Bermudian dying abroad that should be
appreciated by his Countrymen.]-Ed. Br. Royai
Blonorimg the Departed Genius-Addresses by Dr.
Eccleson and Rev. Mr. Orrick.
The dedicatory services of the handsome monu.
ment erected at the Old,Swedes Church, Upper
Merion, to the memory of the late Rev. Octavius
Perinchief, took place this morning. The monu-
ment itself is planted in front of the entrance o1
the church and is a granite shaft about fifteen feel
in height. The base is ornamented by four shields so
highly polished that they act as mirrors and give a
good reflection of the surrounding country. On
the shield facing the church entrance is carved
Of this Parish,
Born Oct. 2, 1829,
Died April 29, 1877."
Below this in large raised letters is the name
Perinchief." The monument was designed by a
committee of the church, consisting of Messrs. B.
B. Hughes, Win. H. Holstein and Dr. Marple. It
rests upon a solid foundation of marble, and was
erected at a cost of $400.
Owing to the heat of the weather and the busy
season among farmers, the congregation was not
sufficient to fill the church and a great majority of
those present were ladies. The exercises were
opened by singing the hymn commencing "It is not
death to die." After the litany and burial service
had been recited Rev. Mr. Marple introduced Rev.
Mr. Orrick, of Reading, who had been ordained
from the same Parish as Mr. Perinchief. He said
it was a service testifying regard, respect and affec-
tion for the memory of a good and great man who
was gifted as few in the ministry of the church
were gifted. He had some of the most distinct
marks which belong to greatness of soul as well as
mind. There was no indirection about him and
nothing underhanded. He was a man of no conceal.-
ments and gave the world assurance that he was a
thoroughly genuine man. He was noted for an
absence of vanity and self-consciousness. There
was no idea on his part of appearing at all. His
idea was to be.
All who knew him felt that he had no private aims
of his own. His friends complained only that he
thought too little of putting himself forward. He
seemed to think only of how he might honor his
God and bless his fellow man. Since the publica-
tions of his sermons they had shown the church
that here was one who was one of the world's most
talented men, or rather one of her men of genius.
The truths which men of genius discover, men of
talent apply. Once in a while God gives a man to
whose soul He has imparted the truth for himself.
No one could listen, to Mr. Perinchief without feel-
ing that this was the character of his mind. He
was one of the most singular examples of a man
living up to his own ideal. He thoroughly believed
what he preached. Ministers often think one thing
but find it impossible to live as they think. He
lived as not of this world. He was not afraid to
trust his temporal affairs to the care of God. He
showed in his daily life that the great things of
this world seemed to have no power over him. His
sermons were marked by unusual originality be-
cause he saw the truth for himself and not through
the medium of others. Wherever he was he
gathered a peculiar audience of his own beside the
audience naturally belonging to his congregation.
Men who really desired to be instructed felt that
his ministrations were beyond all price.
The churchurch had done well to erect a memorial of
the fact that God had blessed them with such a
The hymn beginning Hark the sound of Holy
Voices" was sung, after which Rev. Dr. Eccleson,
of Newark, N. J., delivered the memorial address.
He presumed no man less feared adverse criticism
than Mr. Perinchief, but like all men he spoke most
freely when in no fear df missapprehension. The object
of the memorial service was first to honor the dead
and second to see what lesson could be drawn from
his life. No one can live at a high pitch of religi.
ous excitement all the while, and while the church is
a-t one time all aglow, after a while there is a letting
down. At such a time God is apt to raise men who
come almost as if they brought a new gospel, and
then the church is aroused again. To put the great
thoughts of such men in logical form was a noble
work. After having been long studied these truths
become not less true but less full of life. Some
teachers use forms of truth without being conscious
of it. Then God sends a man of genius who siezes
truth at once as by inspiration. Mr. Perinchief
often found men doing what he called trngr
with truth." It was this that gave him earinrstnhs
in preaching. He was intolerant of anything of
that sort. He got truth so quickly that others
could not tell how he got it. He had an immense
sympathy for anyone who was suffering. but he
failed to realize that all men could not think as he
did. This peculiarity of thought which his genius
gave him sometimes led men to doubt his faith. It
was astonishing that anyone could do so. If he
thought and saw what was true he knew how God
would bring him to it. We can, by God's grace,
imitate his faith and sympathy, if not his mode of
thought. He passed through scenes of intense
physical agony which puts every nerve on end, when
the days go by without peace and nights without rest,
and all the time he felt that his pain would drive him
to his pulpit with an unworthy theme. Suffering
9 may lessen the sphere of genius, but it only ren-
ders it a more tremendous agent when once it is
discharged. Hie never forgot the littleness of men's
souls. His sufferings brought him down. It was
the spirit of Christ that made him what he was.
I The eulogy on Mr. Perinchief would continue
wherever he was known, while his people remem-
bered the last deep impressions he had left upon
t their hearts, and they would be wiser and better
christians for his memory.
I The clergymen present and taking part in the
services besides those already mentioned were Rev.
f Dr. Watson of Philadelphia, Rev. Mr. Gibson of
Norristown, and Revs. Perkins and Crawford of
Mt. Holly, the latter of whom read the service.
CYPRUS OCCUPIED BY THE BRITISH.
To complete the ceremonial of the surrender of
, Cyprus to the British Crown, Lord John Hay ar-
) rived at Nicosia from Larnaka, accompanied by
Captain Rawson and Lt. B. Van Koughnet of the
Minotaur, Lieut. Eastman, R. M. A., Surgeon
Macarthy, and Captain Riley, with a detachment
of 50 Marines. In accordance with previous ar-
3 rangementh, the Admiral and Staff proceeded
straight to the Governor's residence, while the de-
tachment was sent to the barracks near the West-
ern gate. A Turkish guard of honour drawn up
in front of the gates of the Government House pre-
sented arms as Lord John and his Staff approach.
ed. Samih Pasha and the members of the Local
Council were already with the Governor, and, as on
the preceding occasion, the principal Mussulman
and Christian notables had been summoned to give
their sanction to the proceedings. Following inva-
riable custom, coffee was first served round to all
present, and then some of the local authorities open-
t ed the business by expressions of kindly welcome
to the visitors. In answer to these addresses the
Admiral made a brief speech. He said: "In ac-
cordance with a convention that has been conclud-
ed between Her Majesty Queen Victoria and the
Sultan and enforced by an Imperial Firman, I am
f commanded by'Her Majesty's Government to oc-
cupy the Island of Cyprus in the name of the Queen,
l and to assume its temporary administration until
the Governor duly appointed by Her Majesty ar-
rives. I understand that the Imperial Firman was
read here yesterday in the presence of the notables,
and that you are now prepared to transfer the ad-
ministration into my hands. On my part, I have
to request that the Government employes shall re-
. main in their present offices. Any changes that
* may hereafter be found advisable must be left for
s my successor to carry out. The police will contin-
n ue to perform their duties as heretofore. They will
f remain under the command of their present officers,
t whom I shall hold responsible for the maintenance
of order. I shall require all taxes and contribu-
tions to the Government revenue to be paid into
the public treasury, on behalf of the Queen, and I
shall hold the proper officials responsible for all
moneys due to the Government." This very plain
and business-like address, Epoken in English, was
of course not understood by many of those who
heard it, but it was very carefully repeated in the
vernacular in its entirety by Mr. Baring, at the
close of whose translation the Admiral was assured
; that it was perfectly understood. On their part,
: the notables thanked the Admiral for his statement,
endorsed his observation that they were fully cog-
nisant of the nature of the Convention concluded
by their Government with that of Great Britain,
and tendered him, as the representative of Her
Majesty, the assurance of their hearty allegiance.
All this was indoors. A crowd meanwhile had
collected outside, and as Lord John Hay and his
Staff emerged on their way to the flag-staff, they
were followed by as many people as could squeeze
themselves into the narrow thoroughfare. The Ma-.
rines had been drawn up in line on the platform on
C which the flagstaff is erected, and as the Union Jack
was hoisted they saluted. "I take possession of
this island in the name of Queen Victoria," said
the Admiral; and as the people recognized the well.
known name of Queen Victoria they responded
lustily in more dialects than one, "Live the British
Queen." The cheers were kept up for some min-
utes, and a crowd remained about the staff till sun-
set, when the flag was hauled down. The appar.
ent ease with which the British Admiral went
through all these formalities particularly impressed
the Cypriotes. "One would think," remarked a
native, "that he had been accustomed to take pos-
session of new territory all his life."
FRESH FISH.-If any simple, cheap and effectual
mode of keeping fresh fish in warm weather were
discovered the people of these Maritime Provinces
could supply all Canada and the United States, and,
perhaps, Great Britain also, with the most delicious
fish to be found in any part of the world. The Pres-
ent mode of freezing and packing in ice adds mater-
ially to the weight to be forwarded and the expense
of forwarding, and can not always be relied upon if
the fish do not reach its market within two or three
days and affects the quality of the fish to some ex-
tent. We learn from an exchange that Mr. Johan-
nes Eckhart, of Munich, claims to have discovered a
method of keeping fish perfectly fresh for many days
after capture, his plan of procedure consisting in im-
pregnating them by means of hydraulic pressure with
a weak solution of salicylic acid, packing them in
casks or cases, and pouring gelatine over them. The
latter serves to prevent their becoming stiff or dry.
Prepared and packed in the above manner, they may,
it is said, remain ten or fifteen days, and even long-
er, en route, without detriment to their flavor or
appearance, and Mr. Roosen, of Hamburg, who is
turning this new system of preservation to practical
account, has received the most satisfactory reports
respecting his consignments of fresh and salt water
fish to distant countries. Trout caught near Munich,
and treated according to Mr. Eckhart's plan, arriv-
ed, it appears at Bergen, in Norway, and in New
York in a perfectly fresh state; and sea fish despatch-
ed from Rinkjobing, in Denmark, to Dresden, Leip-
sic and other island German towns, have found such
favor as to encourage several Consum-vereine to
give orders for weekly deliveries. Sample consign-
ments have also been made in England, and Mr.
Roosen proposes to arrange for regularly supplying
the London market. As one of Mr. Eckhart's pa-
tent impregnating machines, large enough to hold
400 lbs. of fish, will prepare some 8,000 lbs. per
diem, a considerable amount of produce can thus be
quickly preserved for despatch to any destination;
and since ice is altogether dispensed with, and no
necessity exists for sending the fish by fast trains, the
cost of transport is of course greatly reduced.
A Passenger train on the Pittsburg, Cincinnati
and St. Louis Railroad ran off the track near
Mingo Junction, Ohio, on the 7th instant, and 15
persons killed and 50 wounded,
CRICKET AT PROSPECT.
46th Regiment v. R. E. at Prospect on August
3rd. Former won by an innings and 22 runs.
Spr. Wellard, l.b.w., b. Ri-
Fergusson, b. Riordan (
Lt. Hellard, b. Riordan :
Spr. Blanchflower, c. Bald-
win, b. Hollway (
Corpl. Risk, b. Riordan :
Lt. Bor, b. Hollway 1
Sapper Connors, run out 1(
Sapper Evrall, c. and 6.
Sapper Davis, b. Riordan I
Sapper Merritt, c. Young,
Sapper Allen, not out 2
b. Lane 3
e. Ashby, b. Riordan 3
h. w., b. Riordan 0
e. Young, b. Holl-
run out 0
c. Hollway, b. Rior-
c. Clarke, b, Hollway 0
not out 2
Total 34 Total 46
Lieut. Ashby, b. Risk ......*e................ 0
Lieut. Hollway, c. Bor, b. Connors.......,..... 1
Private Clake, c. and b. Risk................0... o
Lieut. Beauchamp, b. Risk......-.... ..... 11
Lieut. Eden, c. Blanchflower, b. Connors......... 1
Lieut. Young, b. Connors...................... 6
Sergt. Cull, b. Connors..................... .... 5
Lc-Corpl. Baldwin, c. Hellard, b. Wellard......53
Sergt. Hart, c. Hellard, b. Connors ....... .... 19
Private Lane, not but' ..*... ............. 2
Private Riordan, c. and 6, Risk.. ............. 0
46TH REGT. V. MR. CLAY'S ELEVEN.
Played at Prospect on August 12th. 46th Regt.
won on 1st innings by 14 runs.
Lt. Beauchamp, b-, Boggs
Lc.-Cpl. Baldwin, c. and 6.
12 c. and b. Darrell 0
31 c.Walker, b. Dar-
Pvt. Clarke, c. Vincent, b.
Boggs 0 b. Boggs
Lt. Hollway, b. Darrell 14 not out
" Ashby, b. Darrell, 2 Did not bat
" Lt. Young, b. Boggs 5 b. Boggs
Pvt. Sullivan, b. Darrell 0 not out
Lt. Morris, b. Darrell 0 b. Bogge
Sgt. Hart, c. Darrell, 5. Boggs 20
Pvt. Lane, not out 5 Did not bat
Pvt. Riordan, run. put 1
Extras 14 Extra
Mei. CrAY's ELEVEN.
Mr. J. Peniston, b. Riordan................... 2
Mr. N. McCallan, 1.b.w., b. Baldwin.... ... .... 21
Lt. Hennah, 19thlRgt., c. Beauchamp, b. Riordan 7
Mr. J. A. Darrell, l.b w., b. Hollway ..... ..... 14
Mr. G. Boyle, c. Riordan, b. Baldwin........... 0
Lt. Vincent, 19th Rgt., c. Sullivan, b. Riordan.. 12
Mr. C. Clay, b. Hollway .......... ....... 13
Mr. F. G. Boggs, b. Hollway........... ... 4
Mr. S. Gilbert, b. Riordan...... ....... ....... 7
M r. Masters, be Young............ .......... 2
Mr. E. Walker, not out .............. ...... 0
Total .... ...90
46TH REGIMENT V. 19TH REGIMENT.
Played at Prospect August 7th and 8th and won
by the 46th Regiment by 37 runs.
1st Innings. 2nd
Lt. Eden, b. Knowles 4 b. Collins
" Ashby, c. Vincent,
b. Goodacre 0 c. Goodaci
Lc.-Cpl. Baldwin, run
out -, 0 c. Gorman
Lt. Beauchamp, b. Good-
acre 3 J.b.w., b. K
Pvt. Clarke, c. and. 6.
Goodacre 6 run out
Lt. Hollway, c. Phayre,
b. Goodacre 8 c. Phayre,
Young, c. Vincent,
6. Knowles 2 c. and. b. ]
Sgt. Hart, c. Phayre, 6.
Goodacre 5 c. Collins,.
Pvt. Sullivan, b. Know-
les 9 b. Collins
Lane, Ib. w., b.
Knowles 1 not out
Riordan, not out 3 v. Collins,
re, b. Knowles
, b. Knowles 2
b. Knowles 0
Lt.-Col. Vigors c. Ashby,
Lt. Fearon, c. Young, b.
Pvt. Collins, run out
Lt. Phayre, e. Riordan, b.
Pvt. Georman, run'out'
Lt. Hennah, c. Hollway, b.
Lt. Vincent, 6. Lane
Pvt. Knowles, not out 1
Sgt. Hardwick, c. Hart,
Pvt. Goodacre, Riordan
Lt. Hancock, c. Young. 6.
0 c. Cushan, 6. Lane 13
1 b. Lane 6
4 c. Hart, b. Lane 1
0 b. Lane 5
3' c. Hart, b. Lane 4
6 h.w., b. Sullivan 4
1 c. Clark, b. Lane 3
1 c. Young, b. Riordan 1
4 c. Ashby, b. Sullivan 0
8 c. Hart, b.I
0 not out
SALVAGE FOR TOWING IN THE COLON.
The Pacific Mail steamship Colon, on August
20, 1876, was disabled at sea, while on a voyage
from New York to Colon, having on board 140
passengers and merchandise valued at $250,000,
Her low pressure crank was broken, her machinery
was disabled and her propeller useless. Two men
on board were killed. The vessel was turned to-
ward New York and sail was set. On the same
day the steamer .atna, of the Atlas Line, was
spoken and it was settled between the captains that
the JEtna, should tow the Colon to New York,
and the compensation should be determined by the
interested persons in New York. This city was
reached on August 25. The representatives of the
two companies could not agree upon the amount
of compensation. Action was brought in the
United States District Court by the Atlas Com-
pany, claiming $150,000 for salvage services. Judge
Choate rendered a long decision yesterday, in
which he concludes that in consideration of the
services rendered by the JEtna and t* peculiar
danger in which the Colon was left by her accident,
$10,000 would be a fair amount to allow the owners,
officers and crew of the JEtna, -New York Tribune,
, ST.' SWITHI AND RAINY DAYS.-The tradition which
associates St. Swithin's name with rain and little ap-
ples is an old one, the origin of which is not so clear
I as it is commonly assumed to be. The explanation
that has gained most general acceptance affirms that
St. Swithin, in the depth of his humility, desired to
be buried outside the church, in the most ignominious
spot in the churchyard, and that when a hundred years
afterwards his admirers attempted to remove his bones
to a more honourable grave they were compelled to
desist by a tremendous deluge of rain which lasted
forty days, and was universally regarded as an indi-
cation of the saint's grief and displeasure. The found-
ation for this tradition appears to have been a para-
graph in an old newspaper, which fell into the hands
I of anrt antiquarian. As a matter of fact the removal of
the body of St. Within was not interrupted by rain or
by anything else, but was carried out with considerable
pomp and parade. A likelier origin of the association
of the name of the saint with downpours of rain is to be
found in a history of Durham, which mentions a disas-
trous flood that devastated crops to such an extent that
a famine ensued. A quarter of corn, were told, fetch-
ed 40s, and in London 20,000 people are said to have
died of hunger. This flood commenced on the 15th
July-the festival of St. Swithin-1313, and it is not
difficult to understand how, ever afterwards, the name
of the saint came to have such watery associations.
The christening of apples is merely a bit of Church-
men's pleasantry. As to the value of the tradition
from a meteorological point of view, statistics from.
Greenwich during 20 years ending with 1860 show
that the years in which St. Swithin's day gave no rain
were rather more rainy during the 40 days following
that festival than when rain had fallen. It is rather
droll to observe, however, that no notice ever appears
to be taken of the change in the calendar, which, of
course, brought St. Within ta the front every year
eleven days before it would otherwise have been due.
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