Group Title: Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder.
Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
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Title: The Royal gazette, Bermuda commercial and general advertiser and recorder
Physical Description: Newspaper
Language: English
Publisher: D.M. Lee
Place of Publication: Hamilton Bermuda
Publication Date: -1920
Frequency: three times a week[jan. 1910-dec. 1920]
weekly[ former 1828-]
semiweekly[ former -dec. 1909]
three times a week
Subject: Newspapers -- Hamilton (Bermuda Islands)   ( lcsh )
Newspapers -- Bermuda Islands   ( lcsh )
Genre: newspaper   ( marcgt )
Spatial Coverage: Bermuda Islands -- Hamilton
Dates or Sequential Designation: Began in 1828?
Dates or Sequential Designation: -v. 93, no. 153 (Dec. 30, 1920).
General Note: Description based on: Vol. 1, no. 3 (Jan. 22, 1828).
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Bibliographic ID: UF00076588
Volume ID: VID00330
Source Institution: University of Florida
Holding Location: University of Florida
Rights Management: All rights reserved by the source institution and holding location.
Resource Identifier: oclc - 46887227
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Preceded by: Bermuda gazette (Hamilton, Bermuda Islands : 1821)
Succeeded by: Bermuda colonist
Succeeded by: Royal gazette and colonist daily

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Nro. 37-Vol. X. STATE SUPER.VZAS ANTIQUES. 24s. per Ann*

ftamsoito. Bermtuda, Tiresdai,, Srpt.essleser 3, 1'87S.
+. ~

Canssica & Comn mercial
A, .O A. DEMY .
'MR A. A. M. OU DN E Y will re-
'. open the above Academy for Instruction
in' the various branches of a Classical and Com-
Inert ial Education,

The 2nd of Sept. next, at 9 o'clock a m.
Parents intending to avail themselves of the
advantages of this School for their children, are
requested to enter them- at once that all may
start together.
August 26th, 1878.--2

For Sale.

"A RWVTOlI but little used
I Second-hand Combination IREFRIGEIIA-
TOR, new
Best Kero-ene OIL by the Gallon 1/4
PLOUGH S and other Farming Implements
SOAS0 Ess. BEEF, &c.
Low for Cash.
Please apply to
I East Broadway, at Ice House.
Hamilton, 26th August, 1878.--2

Ex Brigantine T. H. 3. Pitt,'
SB!. Vacuum Pan and Muscovado .UGAR
,Sweet POTATOES per 100 lbs.
. Bagg CHAItCOAL and FtllEA\VOOD p)r XLM
-- L
1 Bags OORN and B.tAN-
Tubs and Tins of BUTT ERit
Tins LA ID Ioxes STARChl
Front Street, Hamilton,
3. 0th July, 1878.

To Return Direct.

S TheBrigantine

WHITE, Master, .
Will Sail as above on

7th September.
For Freight or Passage-
Apply to

II a in hIt Ofl,

S. s.
August 26, 1878.


For Sale.


1 DRAY, I Sliding Seat Caleche

.1 Single Caleche CA R R IAG E,
Convertible as a Double.
That well-known fast Trotting Gray Mare
7' With Single HA RNESS,
BUGGY CARRlAGE, complete.
Apply to
'iAly 22, 1878.

ON Thursday the first instant, in the Town
of Hamilton between the residences of Dr.
Smith and Mr. John H. Jackson,
A Ladies Gold L 0 CKE T,
"With a small Gold Chain attached.
Any Person having found the same will be
(ejBarded on leaving the said Locket and
Chain at the Royal Gazette" Office.
August 12th, 1878.


T ENDERS will be received at the COLONIAL
- SURVEYOR's Office until

The 5th Proximo,
From Persons desirous of Tendering for the
Supply of
34,000 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.
Colonial Siur yor.
Hamilton, August 17th, 1878.

1HIS SEED is warranted to be one of the
SEarliest that has come from Teneriffe
for the last ten, and will he oSold on very
favour'able terms, and ready for delivery from
THIS-D)AY, by J. It. TUE ID1 N, at St.
George'z and R. II. DUERI)EN, laJmilton.



A few Hundred Pairs of those Extra Cheap
JBOOTS ard N ,lO^,9
Ladies, Gent's and Children's.
Buy your Boots here and save half your
August 20th, 1878.-3

6,000 Bushels

Hard Stone Lime.

1 0HE1. Subscriber begs to inform his old Pa-
tror.s and the Public that he is again in
Market with a supply of the Best Wood-burnt
LI.I E, which he is prepared to deliver as for-
Smiths Parish, August 2htb, i878.-3

Bermuda made Soap.

TuillE Subscriber having procured the Ser-
who has had long experience in the making of
SOAP, is prepared to Supply the above named
45 Front Street, Hamilton, )
August 20th, 1878.

Pitch Pine Lumber.

The Undersigned has Received a
very Choice CARGO of

Ex Schr. Rockie E. Yates"
From Jacksonville, Florida,
Consisting of the usual assortment of
DRESS PLANK, Square edge-1 & 14 x 12,
SCANT LING of various sizes-
22nd July, 1878.

Hellmuth Ladies College,
Incorporated A. D. 1860,
Under the supervision of BISHOP IIELLMUTH.

Of sound Protestant and Evangelical
TEaM begins September 18th.
CHARGES, $350 per annum.
For Prospectus, &c., apply to
Principal 11. L. C.,
32 South Street, Halifax, N.S.
Bermuda, 12th August, 1878.
See descriptive Circular at this Office.


North of Trinity Church,

Fresh Garden Seeds.

IHE SUBSCRIBER has received his An-
nual .iu'pply of Seeds, Viz :-,-
CABIBX Gr-Green Glazed, Ox Heart, East
Ilam, York, and Wheelers Imperial
CARROT- Farly Horn, Long Orange, and
White Field
.LETTUCE-White Co, l)runhe..l, Curled
Silesian, and Tennis Ball
MANG"EL-Long Red
PARSNIP-Ilollow Crowned
PA RSLE V-Curled
AlADISII-Long Red, Mixed Turnip
TOMATO-Large Red Smooth
TURNIIP-Red Top, White Globe, Purple
Top, Swedish White 'Top.
No. *.15 Front St., Hamilton.'

For Sale.

About 1000 Bushliels .

Hard Stone Lime,
Principally burnt with Clidar Wood.
Orders left' with A.J. IloistoN, Esqr., llam-
ilton, will be'promptly attended to.,
July 23rd, 1878.-tf. e e

The Bermuda Ci-
gar Factory.
F1jHE Undersigned liavinr received a lot- of
HAVANA TOB CC\ O via Nev York
has commenced

!gar in
And will be pleased to Supply parties reqjuir-
ing same. Quality guaranteed andsno Cu biaig'.
The Subscriber is willing to give Instructions
in -CIGAR NMAKING to one, Or two Young
Men who are desirous of making themselves
generally useful at the business. T'erins made
known on application to
Hamilton, June 18th, 1878.

14 Queen Street, Hamilton,
Between the Stores of. iMessrs. F. A.
v^ ^ ^ f?

&c., &c.
July 15, 1878.-12 m.

To all whom it may Concern.

T HE Undersigned intending to
Close Business, respectfully requests all
Persons who are Indebted to him to pay their
respective Amounts on or before the 31st of
May next. All unsettled :Accounts after that
date, unless satisfactory arrangement be made
for the same, WILL, 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.
throughout the Season, at Market prices.
Hamilton, 9th April, 1878.


r IiHE Undersigned requests that all Persons
Shaving 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
Reid St., flamilton, June 3rd, 1878.

IFor Rent,

Three Tenements
Near the Government Stores, Hamilton.
Apply to
Mr. Al. S. HU.ANT,
29th July, 1878.


United States Mail Steamers.


WYOMING sails August 27, at 4 p.m.
NEVADA sails Sept. 3, at 10a m.
M(NTN''AN sails Sep'. 10, at 3 p.m.
WISCON~IN sails Sept. 17, at 9 a.m.
WYOMINC sails Oct. 1, at 9 a.m.
NEVADA sails Oct 8, at 3 p.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced ii ,c n goni and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are L n-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
$al,.n, thus setcuri:ig that great comfort in-,
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking 0Room, Hath Room and Piano on
each Steamer.
The U. S, Mail Steamer Canima" 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.
29 Broadway, New York.
New York, August 15, 1878.

Steam Marble- Gran
ite WORKS,

Argyle Street, opposite St. Paul's Church.

Grave MARKS in polished Granite or Marble
Marble Mantel Register GRATES, &c., &c.
Designs and Prices may be obtained from
W. T. JAM ES, ir., ., Frnt t., ilton.
Bermuda.. .
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i15. oz)'
'D. or c T

"a, s -.3
~.'114 5) 0 HE"

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W 0. 0 F.BASCO ME,M.D.,
F.A.A., D.S.,

" Eau" of Dr. Holtz for

'hllIS WATER is of an entirely vegetable
composition, and its use is quite inof-
Thanks to this peculiar quality which gives it
no rival, DR. IloL'rZ's Hair Dye has not the
disadvantage of the other preparations which
give to the hair an unnaturally vulgar color.
Guided by his medical knowledge and his
great chemical experiences, 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.
La Correspondence Parisienne,
4 Rue de la Tacherie, 4.

Colonial Secretary's Office,
AUGUST 17TH, 1878.
T HE following ACTS have been passed by
i 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 Merchant Seamen for Bermuda
By His Excellency's Commiand,
3 Colonia Secretary.


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,
a portion of the Bridge will be taken up ahd
the Carriage way reduced in width to about
nine feet, or thereabouts.
Person travelling on the Causeway Road
are again requested to drive slowly over this
S Colonial Sirveyor.
Hamilton, 3rd August, 1878.
-~ -.


A Respectable lJady 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 D)rawiug
Room ; the use of Stove in-Kitchen, or a se-
p rate Kitchen and Dining Room-with a private
Family in a pleasantly Situated Dwelling, about
twenty minutes walk on the Pitt's Bay Road.
For further Particulars apply at the "' Royal
Gazette" Office.
I lanmilton, 30th July, 1878.

Defaced Postage Stamps.

)ERSONS having any of the POSTAGE
S ST PAMPS as below described, will hear
of a Pu chaser on application at the Bermuda
" Royal Gazette" Office.
SIssue or iS50--ircular-different colors,
different values.
2nd Issue of 1850-Rectangular.
Issue of 1856-Oblong. -
1862-Type printed
ST. LUCIA-4659 -Green and Blue
PT'IMNDAD-for IS-l-1-S6-8-ifferent colors bear-
ing no value.
ST,. POMixco Stamps for 1862-5, 1874.
ST. THoMAs-Orange and Chocolate color

Has Received a supply of the fol-
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA
BRIEL, Ludgate Hill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
pearl-like whiteness
Stopping decayed Teeth
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
Mouth Wash.
Hamilton, March 26th, 1877.

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Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
English and American Preserved

Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street,
Hamilton, Bermuda.
N. B.-Ships' Storts Supplied at Lowest
February 18th, 1878.-12i m

Eight Pence each.
flavor's 4 Carpenter's SPELL.
At the Royal Gazette" Stntionry Store.,
Hamiltoni, July 30:h, 1878,

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Hamilton, September 3, 1878.

Colonial Secretary's Office, i
has been pleased to appoint
Bis Ho inor Josiah Elces, f
Chief Justice, \
By His Excellency's Command,
Colonial Secretary.

September 2-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New
York; assorted cargo.--Agents, Trott & Cox.
August 31-Brigt. Excelsior, Mayor, Ardrossan,
Scotland; coal to S. S. Ingham. f
Barque Hornet, Hopkins, New York; bound to
Puerto Cabello; assorted cargo, in distress.-
Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
Sept. 2-French Barque Marie, Giqueaux, Marti-
nique, bound to St. John, N.B., in ballast; in
want of water and provisions.-Agents, W. C.
Hyland & Co.
Schr. Iris, Jones, Boston, bound to Goree, West
Coast of Africa, in distress; assorted cargo.-
Agents, W. C, Hyland & Co.
August.27-Schr. Hound, Stubbs, Turks' Islands ;
assorted cargo.
29-Brigt. Mary Annie, Dunsford, Delaware, U.S.;
In the Mail Steamer Canima, yesterday, from New
York :-Harley Trott, Esqr., and Mrs. Trott, Mrs. J.
C. Keeney, Miss Peniston, Captain J. Luckenback,
Messrs. Daniel G. Lane, A. G. Montague, E. M.
Nelmes, E. R. McMillan, J. D. Outerbridge, R. W.
Hayward, S. C. Rankin, J. 0. Neil and E. Dye.
2nd Cabin-Mr. and Mrs. F. A. Hill.
The Schr. George B. Douglas, was towed into St.
Georges yesterday dismasted with a general cargo.
The American Bark Hornet, Capt. Hopkins, from
New York bound to Puerto Cabello, arrived at St.
Georges on Friday last, in distress, having encountered
the gale of Wednesday last about 100 miles to the
Westward of these Islands. The gale commenced at
S.E. and worked round Easterly to N.W., at 2 a.m.
was hove down and decks swept, the formast head (with
all above) went off at the eyes of the rigging, carrying
with it the main-top-gallant mast, &c., large quantities
of water went below taking the crew several hours after
the gale to free the vessel. The Bark has a starboard
list of 2 feet. During the heaviest of the gale one of
the crew was washed overboard but was again washed
back so that the mate succeeded in gripping and saving
him.-Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
American Schr. Iris, Capt. Jones, from Boston, on
10th ult., bound to Goree, Coast of Africa, arrived at
St. Georges, on Sunday last, with foremast and bow-
sprit badly sprung, topmasts gone, and jibs split. En-
countered a hurricane in the Gulf Steam on-ulto., and
also on 28th ult., the latter about miles N.E. of
these Islands, the gale beginning at S.E. and working
Easterly to N.W. Will repair and proceed with des-
patch.-Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
French Bark Marie B., Capt. Romain Giqueaux,
from Martinique, bound to St. John, N.B., in ballast,
arrived at St. Georges, yesterday, encountered a hurri-
cane on 27th and 28th ulto., about 75 miles S.S.W.
from Bermuda; was hove down on her beam ends, for
about an hour and a half; ballast shifted. Lost all
water. Will proceed on voyage in 4 or 5 days.-
Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
The T. H. A. Pitt, Outerbridge, cleared at New
York for Bermuda, on 28th ultimo.
Satellite left London for Bermuda, 6th ultimo.
Falcon Rebecca to leave London for Bermuda on
20th August.
Sir G. Seymour about to load (15th August) for
Mail-boat Beta, Shaw, hence at Halifax, August 22.

The latest English Mail received per Canima is 18th

To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
SIR,-The "pamphlet" referred to in the Royal
Gazette of the 27th instant, was the one which was laid
before the meeting held at the Court House, Hamilton,
on the 8th instant.
The Numbers I to VII, of the Rules, bearing no date,
which have since been published, correspond to Num-
bers IV to X, in the first pamphlet, as do the new
Numbers XIV, XV, and XVII, to XVI, XVII and
XIX of that older publication.
30th August, 1878.

For the Royal Gazette.

If the Church Vestries are to elect Synodsmen, are
they to be electing, their rulers, or their servants ?
If rulers, is it not a blunder to thus over ride, Church
Vestrymen, by men who need not own a single pound's
worth of property liable to taxation; is it Constitutional
for the Law to recognize this anomaly, and if the Law
does recognize it, will the Act not be Dis establishment,
in the particular matter of Church Vestries, at least P
Will it be comfortable for Church Vestrymen, quali-

fled by the Act above referred to ; but not Communi-
cants, to feel that they are bound to elect a Communi-
cant? P
By Section I of Act No. 12 of 1E66, the Clergymen
are eligible to Seats in the Vestries irrespective of pro-
perty qualification: has it been noticed, that in the
event, of the Constitution of the Synod," as now
offered to the Legislature becoming Law, the Clergy-
men will have that extra- advantage over the Lay
population, in that that they will be ex oficio members
of the Synod, each with a voice in the Vestry Elec-
tions of the Lay representatives P
August 31, 1878.

The Emperor of. Morocca is ill from the effects of
an attempt to poison him.
The report that Tunis is about to come under an
Italian protectorate is denied by the Italic (news-
paper) of Rome.
The Russians have been defeated in an attack
upon the positions of the Rhodope insurgents.
The elections for deputies to represent-the Island
of Cuba in the Spanish Cortes have been deferred
till the 15th of January.
The Congress of Industry and Commerce met on
20tb ultimo in Paris. Delegates from England,
the United States, Belgium and Russia were ap-
pointed vice-presidents.
Fowler, the American who undertook to walk on
the water from Boulogne to Folkestone in boots
like canoes, failed after accomplishing eleven miles
of the distance.
The rumors of the impending resignation of Presi.
dent MacMahon and of changes in the Ministry are
Lazzaretti, a fanatic of Grosseto, Italy, who
proclaimed himself prophet and king, was killed at
the head ot 3,000 followers, who first fired upon
the gendarmes after they had been ordered to dis-
perse, A commission will make a full inquiry into
the affair.

For a considerable time the Church system has not
been carried out in Bermuda to its full extent from lack
of men to fill the Ministry. In the first place the want
)f a Bishop is becoming every day more seriously felt.
Many young people in our Islands are waiting and pro-
)ably will have long to wait before they can participate
n the solemn and strengthening rite'of Confirmation,
not that this ought to prevent them from becoming
partakers of the more solemn and more strengthening
sacrament of the Eucharist, for Christ's wide-hearted
Church has foreseen for her children such circumstances
as those under which the Church in Bermuda now suf-
fers and in the rubrick at the end of the Confirmation
Service has said that those shall be admitted to the
Holy Communion who are ready and desirous to be
confirmed, so the Clergy are able after proper prepara-
tion of the Candidates to admit them to this high pri-
vilege. But the day of Confirmation is a marked day
to young christians and many a one has then received a
deep impression for good which has lasted through life,
we cannot afford to lose so great an advantage. Why
then is it that proper Episcopal provision is so difficult
in our case P The Roman branch of the Church sets
us a good example on this point. They seem to be
able to follow the order and discipline of the Apostolic
Church more nearly than we can. All the world is laid
out by them in Episcopal Sees and there appears to be
no lack of men ready to do the work. Is it that by
them the work of the Bishop is more thought of than
the personal glory and pay ? We cannot think this,
for of late years history has recorded the lives of very
many self-sacrificing Bishops of the Church of England
and there are numbers of the Clergy ready to follow in
their steps. It must be that our Church system is in
this respect too cumbersome and is unable with sufficient
quickness to supply the wants when they arise. We
may hope that the late Lambeth Conference will have a
good effect upon us on this point. Again it is strange
that such a Church as Trinity and such a Parish as
Somerset should be so long without their own proper
Clergy. It may perhaps to some extent be accounted
for by the fact that of late years the Church of England
has been doing what that high churchman John Wesley
so ardently desired her to do, and which made him com-
mit errors only second in culpability to the omissions of
duty of the Church which he tried to rouse, namely, she
has been spreading her missionary efforts over the
whole world so that the demand for Clergy has become
greater than the supply, this was one of the reasons
why we advocated some time ago the employment of
American Clergy in our Church, if the American branch
of the Church could supply our want, here again the
Lambeth Conference may enable the inhabitants of
Bermuda to understand that we took our position on a
very broad base and strong foundation. And mention-
ing Wesley reminds us that we have had an example
lately set us by his followers in Bermuda by the ease
with which they are able to fill up the vacancies in their
Ministry. A few months ago a new Wesleyan Minis-
ter commenced work in'Somerset, but after a short time
was unfortunately taken ill and obliged to leave Ber-
muda; in an extremely short period they had another
Minister at work amongst them. It becomes then a
matter worthy of consideration whether their plan of
three yearly circuits would not be beneficial to a place
like Bermuda if the supply could be obtained from as
short a distance as America, we do not give an opinion
upon this subject but throw it out for consideration.
One thing is certain, both in obtaining the services of
a Bishop, in obtaining a Rector for a very important
Parish, and a Clergyman to serve the principal Church
in our largest Town we have for a long time miserably
failed. We think a Synod will help us to remedy our
defects. It is objected to this Synod, as proposed, that
the number of Clergy may sometime or other be indefi-
nitely larger than the eleven laymen. It is no empty
compliment to the Clergy at present serving in Bermu-
da to say that we should rejoice if such a thing took
place, neither is it an empty compliment to say that we
believe that there would never be wanting eleven Ber-
mudian Christian gentlemen who would feel it an honor
and pleasure to serve with the Bishop and Clergy in
maintaining our dear old Church in that high position
which she has ever held. And in the coming great
future of the Bermudian Church which we may hope for,
we shall all be able to exclaim, in the beautiful words of
the Rev. H. Alford :-
The hallowed form our father's built,
That hallowed form build we;
Let not one stone from its own place
Removed ever be.
Scoff as thou passest if thou wilt,
Thou man that hast no faith;
Thou that no sorrows hast in life
Nor blessedness in death.
But we will build for all thou scoff
And cry What waste is this "
The Lord our GOD hath given us all
And all is therefore His.
Yea, when we climb the rising walls,
Is peace and comfort given ;
Because the work is not of earth
But hath its end in Heaven.

H. M. S. Bellerophon, Captain Sir George C.
D'Arcy Irvine, bearing the Flag of Vice-Admiral
Sir Edward A. Inglefield, Commander-in-Chief of
the Fleet on the North American and West India
Station, accompanied by the Argus and Sirius, ar-
rived at Newport, R.I., on the morning of the 28th
ultimo from Halifax. Some particulars of the do-
ings there in consequence of the visit of the Admi-
ral, will be found in another column.
It is supposed that the Bellerophon and consorts
will remain at Newport about ten days and will
then return to Halifax. Quite a number of the offi-
cers have obtained leave of absence and will endea-
your to see as much as they possibly can of the
country while their vessels remain at that port.

RETALIATORY.-A Crate, said to contain Peaches,
and which from outward appearances seemed to be
filled with a beautiful lot of that delicious fruit,
was received by a Merchant of this Town yester-

day by the Canima from New York. So inviting
was the fruit as seen through the slats that several
gentlemen were induced to follow the Package up.
to the Consignee's office with a view to obtain a
few of them. The Case was opened and the first
tier was all that could be desired. But lo! when
that was removed-what think you gentle reader
came next-not old shoes and broken sardine cases
-but small windfall, worm eaten apples! Was
this done out of revenge for the tricks played by
some of our farmers with their onions and tomatoes
shipped to the New York Market P

Two ears of Indian Corn of 12 inches in length,
with twelve full rows of fine large grain on each,
were brought to our office, yesterday, by a lady on
whose lands in Devonshire they grew. They are
certainly very splendid specimens, and shew to
what perfection corn can be brought, with but
little labour, in this country.

RACING IN ENGLAND.-The race for tne Great
Ebor Handicap Stakes, took place on the 28th ulto.,
was won by W. S. Cartwright's Caerau, first; Ja-
gellan, 2nd; and Knight Templar, 3rd. There
were 11 starters.
The New York Times of the 29th ult., says:
"The cool mornings and nights, with the delightful
days we have bad the past week, have had the effect
to draw a number of the summer absentees back to
town. The refluent tide has set in earlier this sea-
son than usual."
HAVANA.-Ninety-nine deaths from yellow fever
and nine from small-pox during week ended Au-.
gust 10.
Charles W. Angell, agent of the Pullman Palace
Car Company, Chicago, is a defaulter to the amount
of $120,000.
The young men arrested in Ottawa for participa-
tion in the late Orange riots were arraigned Thurs-
day, and sentenced to fines of $10 and $50. An
Orangeman, for having a loaded revolver in his
possession, was committed for trial,

When, in our last issue, we alluded to the severe
gusts of wind, accompanied with thunder, lightning
and rain, with which these Islands had been visited
during the previous week, we were in a measure
lulled into the belief that we would have some little
settled weather, and knowing that for nearly a
quarter of a century we had no serious rupture of
the elements during the month of August-accord-
ing to record kept at the Bermuda Library-but on
Tuesday towards the afternoon the wind was S.S.E.,
and there were some indications of a strong breeze
with much rain, from that quarter-the barometer
not indicating anything like a storm, much less the
dreadful weather which soon followed. Before
midnight the wind freshened considerably and from
then till daylight of the 28th it blew violently.
Between daylight and half-past eight o'clock, the
wind came with hurricane violence; first from the
South and then from the South West,-the mercury
in the barometer, first showing a convex shape,
began to rise about quarter past 8, and then
rose rapidly. The wind soon after evidenced symp-
toms of subsiding, and eventually settled down in
the North West, the hurricane having passed away
in that direction, the centre of which is supposed to
have been about 50 miles west of the Islands.* It
is very remarkable that from noon of Tuesday, till
the termination of the gale on Wednesday, the
change of mercury in the barometer scarcely ex-
ceeded 4-10ths.
We have not heard of any very serious injury to
houses throughout the country, but extensive dam-
age has been done to Fruit trees, as well as to the
Pride of India and the Cedar, but especially to the
former. The roads in many places, particularly on
the main to Somerset, were fairly blocked up, so
much so indeed that where they could not be moved
the Mail driver from Somerset to Hamilton had to
leave his box and with an axe cut a passage through
them for his horses and car. The streets in Ham-
ilton were in many places rendered quite impassable
by the up-rooted and broken Pride of India trees, and
we are assured that between thirty and forty of these
ornamental and useful shade trees were prostrated;
many of them, however, after having been deprived
of their heavy branches were replanted. The Sol-
diers encamped towards the West End of the Is-
lands had a miserable time of it, their tents having
been blown away and they had to avail themselves
of any shelter that presented itself.
Two or three valuable sail-boats have been seri-
ously injured, and some six or eight row-boats in
our immediate neighborhood have been wholly des-
troyed. In our land-locked Harbour of Hamilton
the Brigantine Clara J Agres came from her
moorings and grounded just to the westward of the
Warehouse Wharf, but sustained no damage. The
Wrecking Schr. T. Dickens also parted her moorings
and came against the Wharf under the Club House,
with like fortunate result. Some of the ornamen-
tal trees in the Public Park have been injured.
At the Naval Yard, as with us, there were no in-
dications of anything more serious than moderate
squalls, with thunder and lightning. At 9 p.m.,
though the barometer had fallen a'little, it stood at
30. Before midnight, however, the weather became
more threatening, and by two o'clock it blew a gale,
and so continued till daylight. Between then and
8"30 a.m. the storm raged with hurricane violence.
At a little before 7 the Floating Dock-[which was
careened in the centre of the Cambre for the pur-
pose, of finishing the repairs which had been some
time in progress and wanted but 3 or 4 more days to
complete]-in one of the strongest gusts, started
from her moorings crushing down on the wharves
and crumbling up one of the heavy iron moor-
ing bridges, breaking and twisting the iron like
so much sheet tin; tearing up anchors, em-
bedded and covered with tons of ballast, bring-
ing home the heavy network of chains-at the end
of most of these were 95 owt. anchors-and al-
though the Dock was moored as strongly and effect-
ually as human ingenuity could suggest, it was of no
avail against the tremendous force of the wind act-
ing on so large a surface. Two of the massive
mooring chains of the Dock, 2- inches thick, ex-
tending across the Breakwater, and secured to heavy
anchors in Granaway's Deep; were drawn from
their beds-one quite across the Breakwater and
into the Cambre, the chain of the other broke when
the anchor was half way across, leaving the anchor
on the Breakwater where it can now be seen. When
the wind shifted from South to South West the
Dock brought home all her inshore moorings and
then swang and drifted to the other side of the
Cambre, driving against the long arm of the Break
water, where she remained.
We can easily imagine how great was the anxiety
of Captain Moresby, R.N., the Captain Superinten-
dent, to whose safety the Dock is entrusted, to see
her driven from side to side of the Cambre, without
the possibility of checking her apparent course to
destruction. Captain Moresby was, with his staff,
exposed to the dreadful weather from 11 p.m. of
the 27th to 10 a.m. of the 28th, watching, with in-
tense concern, the effects of the strains on the ca-
bles, &c., the sea almost the whole time making a
clear breach over the Breakwater. We may here say
that the Dock represents half a million of money,
besides being of incalculable value to H. M. Ships
on this Station, and adding greatly to the impor-
tance of Bermuda as being the second Foreign De-
pot of the Navy of Great Britain.
The heavy mooring lighter, though strongly
moored, broke away. The Sail-boat Adelaide will
probably become a wreck; and the Sail-boat Lady
Stewart is sunk in Grassy Bay, and is greatly dam-
aged. A large number of the slate were blown from
the roofs of the buildings, several large trees blown
down, fences destroyed; but, happily, no life was

lost, notwithstanding the whole strength of the yard
was out, during the night and as long as the gale
We are much gratified in being able to add that
the noble structure, the Dock, which is under the
immediate management of Mr. G. T. Newton, the
Acting Constructor has sustained little or no inju ry,
and were it necessary, could be, we are assured,
brought into use for the purposes for which she is
intended, in a few days.
We learn from St. Georges that Atwood's Wharf
at the East end, adjoining the Royal Engineer
Wharf, was washed down. Brigt. Florence (hulk),
belonging to J. R. Duerden, came on shore from her
moorings at the Powder Ground and collided with
the new Pier being built at the Royal Engineer
Wharf, and tore the southern front down to the
water's edge. The Torpedo steam launch sunk
at her moorings. The Breakwater Pier of R. C.
McCallan was all, more or less, washed away on
the northern side. Penno's Stores were partly un-
slated. Masons' Hall injured in the roof. A small
house at the Cut completely blown down, leaving
only one wall standing; the occupant was fortun-
ately absent in the town at the time. The new Bar-
racks were slightly injured in the roof. The upper
verandah of the Commandant's house -was com-
pletely destroyed and blown away. Pride-of-India
trees were uprooted and blown down in all direc-
tions. Had the gale continued an hour or two
longer the damage would have been most serious in
St. Georges, as many of the houses began to show
signs of yielding to the blast.
It will be observed by our shipping list, that
the Barque Hornet when 100 miles' West of Ber-
muda had the gale first from the S.E. and worked
round Easterly to the N. W. showing that the
centre of the gale was about half way between the
11. and Bermuda.
BERLIN, August 26.-The Post says the assassin
of General Mezentzow at St. Petersburg is named
Deutsch, and that he is the same person who a few
months ago murdered Boron Heyking at Kieff.

NEWPORT, R. I., August 28, 1878.-The English
man-of-war Bellerophon, flagship of the North Ame-
rican and West India squadron, Captain St. George
D'Arcy Irvine, flying the flag of Admiral E. A.
Inglefield, C. B. ; the sloop-of-war Argus, Com-
mander R. H. Harris, and the Sirius, Captain
George L. Sullivan, are in this harbor, having left
Halifax on Saturday at two p.m. The vessels ar-
rived off this place yesterday. In the afternoon the
vessels engaged in steam tactics and other manoeu-
vres, including target practice-a raft towed by the
Bellerophon being used as the target for those on
board of the other two vessels.
Salutes.-When off Beaver Tall this morning
twenty-one guns (the national salute) were fired
from the Bellerophon, in honor of Fort Adams.
The salute was answered at the fort by an equal
number of guns, and, as the noble flagship passed
the fortification, the First United States artillery
band, stationed at the fort, mounted the ramparts,
and played God Save the Queen,' amid the cheers
and smoke. This courtesy was responded to by the
Admiral, who ordered his band to play Hail Co-
lumbia." The American flag was run to the fore-
top-masthead of the Bellerophon as she steamed
abreast of the west side of the torpedo station, and
at the latter place the usual salute was fired, and
duly acknowledged. The Bellerophon anchored
between the other two vessels, and a short distance
to the southwest the United States steamship Sara-
toga is also at anchor.
Official Visits.-Commander Evans, of the latter,
was amorg the first to pay his respects to the Brit-
ish admiral. The executive officer of the torpedo
station, Lieutenant Commander Goodrich, proceed-
ed to the Bellerophon in full uniform and present-
ed the compliments of the commandant at the sta-
tion, Captain K. R. Breese, who subsequently, with
Rear Admiral W. Gore Jones, Naval Attache of
the British Legation, at Washington, and Hon. P.
L. Poer Trench, Secretary of the British Legation,
boarded thevessel,thela t named gentleman paying
an official visit as the representative of the English
Minister, Sir Edward Thornton, and according to
the rules of the service Admiral Inglefield will come
on shore and pay his respects to the Minister before
the latter goes on board. As Captain Breese left
the ship he was honored with the salute due to his
rank. The next to board the vessel in an official
capacity was Colonel Samuel R. Honey. chief of
Governor Van Zandt's staff, who, upon being intro-
duced to the Admiral said :- "I have been com-
missioned by Governor Van Zandt to extend a cor-
dial welcome to the commanding admiral and offi-
cers of the squadron to Rhode Island, and he hopes
that the stay of the vessels in the harbor of Newport
will be a pleasant one. His Excellency will be
happy to receive, at his residence at Newport, the
officers of the squadron, at such times as the com-
manding admiral may designate."
The Admiral expressed himself as being highly
pleased at this cordial welcome on the part of the
State and announced that he should avail himself
of the proffered courtesies.
General Israel Vogdes, commanding the First
United Siates Artillery, whose headquarters are at
Fort Adams, was subsequently received, accompa-
nied by Lieutenants Davis and Dillenback, and as
he stepped upon the deck the band on board-which,
by the way has two colored members-played
Hail to the Chief," he was cordially received by
the Admiral and his Staff, who were in the private
apartments of the Admiral. As he left the ship on
his return to the fort a salute of eleven guns was
Newports Municipal Welcome.-Mayor Bedlow and
the President of the Common Council, Robert S.
Franklin, a short time afterward also boarded the
ship, the Ma- or presenting the following resolution,
adopted by the City Council a few days ago:-
Whereas, official notice having been received of
the proposed visit to Newport harbor by Vice-Ad-
miralInglefield, commanding Her Imperial Majesty's
West India squadron, we, the Council of the City of
Newport, in council assembled, hereby tender, in be-
half of our fellow citizens, a most hearty welcome to
Her Majesty's representative and the officers of the
Bellerophon, Argus, and Sirius; be it therefore
Resolved, That His Honor the Mayor and the
President of the Common Council are instructed to
present the welcome on behalf of the city.
The Admiral said he was proud to receive such a
welcome from the Municipal authorities and it gave
him great pleasure at being the recipient of the
same. He assured the gentlemen that he should
not forget the good feeling manifested by the citi-
zens of this, one of the old revolutionary towns in
Invitations were also presented from the Sum-
mer Residents," from the Polo Club," and from
several private persons, among the latter, R. M.
Mason, of Boston.
A grand dinner will be given to the Admiral on
Saturday by Sir Edward Thornton, and it is pro-
posed to give a ball at the Ocean House on the
same evening in honor of the visitors.
Admiral Inglefield in company with Sir Edward
Thornton, will visit the Torpedo Station during the
Week and a torpedo salute will be fired.

THE WAR AT THE CAPE.-A telegram to
the Times, dated Cape Town, July 24, says :-" H.
M. S. Active leaves Simon's Bay to-morrow with
General Thesiger, Major North Crealock, and Col.
Bellairs for Natal. Major Russell and Capts. Bar-
row and Woodgate, and Corny. Strickland shortly
leave for the same destination. The 1st Bata. 24th

Regt. are being embarked at East London in the
mail steamer Anglian. They are to go to Maritz-
burg, relieving the 80th, who will go on to Pretoria
thus enabling the 13th Light Infantry to strengthen
the volunteer force against Secocoeni. In Natal
and Transvaal there will shortly be five regiments.
Capt. Harvey has joined Col. Rowland, C.B., V.C.,
as staff officer. Zulu affairs are still ominous, and
war preparations are being made on the Cape fron-
tier. The Kaffirs are not surrendering as much as
was expected after the amnesty, owing to the Gov-
ernment not recognizing the chiefs. The Premier
says it will be necessary to keep up a colonial force
for some time, but has intimated to the Governor
that all Imperial forces may now be withdrawn
from the field. Several rebels tried for sedition at
the circuit courts were found guilty and sentenced
to death. On the northern border hostilities still
continue. Inspr. Nesbitt, F.A.M.P., reports the
capture of 113 armed rebels, and a large number of
cattle, near the Hart River, Griqualand West. The
natives, under Gasibone's sons, attacked the place
of Mr. Francis Thompson, of Barkly, who was car-
ried off as a prisoner and brutally murdered, and
his son mortally wounded."

Between two and three hundred officers of the
Russian Army visited Prinkipo onSunday, the21st
ultimo, having come from San Stefano in the Rus-
sian vessel Constantine. In the afternoon they
visited the ships of Admiral Hornby's squadron in
great numbers, and in the evening, Sunday obser-
vance not being the rule of their lives, gave a ball
in a large tent which had been erected for the pur-
pose. There were just three times as many officers
as there were ladies, but dancing was kept up until
atout 4 o'clock on Monday morning. No expense
seemed to have been spared by the Russian officers
and the preparations extended over several days,
detachments of Russian troops having been engaged
daily in the erection and decoration of the ball
tent. None of the officers from H. M. Ships were
present at the entertainment.

To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.

"There's a chiel' amang ye takin' notes, and,
faith! he'll prent' em."
AUGUST 29, 1878.
DEAR MR. LEE,-Children will sometimes make
their Guy Fawkes so hideous that they will run
away in childish terror from their own handy-
work, and Caution" in his Notes in your last is-
sue has in somewhat the same manner dressed up
a monstrous Bugbear out of his own fancy and
then fallen into a terrible scare about it. The in-
definite character of the Rules in the proposed Con-
stitution for a Church Synod fills him with alarm.
The future is to his excited imagination teeming
with mysterious shapes of evil. But any one, ex-
amining the Consuttion calmly and candidly will,
I think, see that his fears are groundless; that
where precision is possible the rules are precise and
exact; but where a little indefiniteness is unavoid-
able from the possibility of future changes &c., -no
harm or danger can arise. If people are determin-
ed to quarrel or give trouble, they are sure to find
a pretext; but the Synod, if constituted, will we
may hope consist of persons, not anxious to tear
each others eyes," but disposed, as Longfellow hath
it, to
live in peace together,
Speak with naked hearts together,
Pondering much, and much contriving,
How the tribes of men might prosper."
Before endeavouring to reply to the notes, let me
remark that Caution is not quite correct in his num-
bering of the Rules. The inaccuracy is however
unimportant, and was in his case unavoidable, be-
cause he did not have before him a copy of the Con-
stitution as revised and adopted by the Meeting of
August 8th, inst.
He begins his Notes by saying :-Reference to
Rule IV, (it should be Rule I), will exhibit a
limit to Lay representation. There shall be eleven
of them." The Rule does not say se, although such

may be the actual state of things for many years
to come. The Rule says :- 'There shall lbe one
Lay Representative for the Parish of St. George,
exclusive of St. David's Island, and one for every
other Parish now or hereafter to be constituted in
these Islands." But if the Rule did say there
should be eleven and no more, what harm in that ?
There must be some limit, and if eleven laymen are
sufficient to represent the Church people of Ber-
muda, why have more ? There's luck in odd num-
bers." Is there anything dre-adful in the number
eleven, the number 9 possesses some extraordinary
properties, but I never heard that eleven, even
though in Italics, had anything of fearful import
connected with it. The number happens to be
made up thus; one from each Parish, one from St.
David's and one from Trinity Church, Hamilton;
and so it has stood in the various Constitutions that
have been proposed at different times. If it has
been thought desirable or necessary to have a larger
Lay Representation, why'has not Caution in all these
years come forward at the proper time and asked
for such a change ? I do not think there would have
been much difficulty in carrying any reasonable a-
mendment. The only suggestions of the kind offered
at the Meeting of August 8th were not made until
after the Rule had been discussed and adopted.
But-here's where the Ghost comes in-Caution
is dreadfully afraid of those suspicious characters,
the Clergy-" while Rule IV," or I,-he says-
"limits the Lay Representatives to eleven, Rule V"
now Rule II-" is indefinite and so armbiguously
worded as to admit of the number of t'hl Clergy
being indefinitely larger in times-to come than the
eleven Laymen." Dear me, what an awful cai~im-
ity! and how very likely to occur! Clergy en
are very easily obtained in Bermuda, are they no
And money to pay those we have and an indefi-
nitely" larger number, can easily be found-some-
where. Each Living will of course soon be sepa-
rated into its component Parishes: each Parish
will be subdivided : each smaller Parish, thus form-
ed, will be placed under a separate Rector! each
Rector will have his Curate Incumbents or Cu-
rates" will be appointed to the Gaols at Hamilton
and St. George! a Cathedral staff will be attached
to Trinity Church. Preferments, Incumbencies,
and Curacies" and other ambigious and dreadful
things will be multiplied "indefinitely"; and, lo!
a whole deluge of Clergymen will be poured into
the unfortunate Synod, swamping and sweeping
away on the direful flood the eleven Laymen and
their votes:-
"Apparent rari nantes in gurgite va.sts." The
present condition of the Church in Bermuda justi-
fies our imagining such a future, does it not ? And
the salaries of Rectors, though not now remarkably
large, will certainly be so "indefinitely" increased
as to enable them to indulge in Curates, white ele-
phants, and other expensive luxuries. Really Cau-
tion must be addicted to poesy, he possesses such
an imagination.
But has he not been too cautious on his side of
the question ? Does he not omit an important part
of Rule V, or II, which seems to my prosaic intellect
to place some limit to the number of probable
clergymen in the Synod ? Rule V, or II, closes
thus :-"'Provided that no Curate of any Parochial
Living in these Islands shall be entitled to vote in
the Synod at the same time when the Rector of
such Living sits and votes therein." And more-
over if new Parishes shall be formed, they will
each have their Lay Representatives. So that,
after all, it will be useless for the Clergy to endea-
vour to form new Livings, or expend their extra
hundreds in Curates, 'in order to secure a predomi-
nant clerical vote in the Synod. The Rectors and
their Curates would have to act, as regards the
Synod, like the little men and women in the toy
weather-houses-when one should step in, the other
would step out. And it should be remembered that

the Synod, if incorporated, cannot, with the powers
now asked for, interfere with the existing arrange-
ment of Parishes and Livings. Is it then within
the bounds of possibility that we shall ever have
any great addition to the present number of tiv-
ings or more Clergymen than enough to supply the
Livings and Trinity Church, or more money than
enough to maintain such a Staff, small as it is ?
I think I can safely leave the answers to these
questions to persons of cautious and not reckless
Poor Clergy it is often said now that their ef-
forts to form a Synod have really this object in
view, to gain power for themselve- au,. to get the
Church completely under their coitrotil. If so,
their scheme will I fear prove to be \rv wi,h and
impossible, especially when we take into C-o.,nn-n
with what has been said the fact that Rule V af
lows any two Members of the Synod to demand a
vote by orders, and so at any time to neutralize the
effect of the clerical vote and influence.
In his note on Rule VI, now III, Caution does
not object to the election of Lay Representatives
by the Church Vestries, but to the quilifi.catiou.s of
Lay Representatives as given in Rule VII, now IV.
Because, he argues, Church Vestrymen need a pro-
perty qualification, the Lay Representatives ele-,:ced
by them should also need the same. The Laws of
the country have made a property qualification ne-
cessary in the case of Church Vestrymen, and I do
not mean |to question the propriety of their doing
so; but although it may be very advisable to en-
trust the election of Lay Representatives to such
reliable Bodies as the Church Vestries, yet I cannot
see why the Church should require any property
qualification of the Lay Members of her Synod,
They .will represent the people-not in their civil
capacity-but in a spiritual capacity as Members
of the Church and in the Church all uin-u are
equal. The necessary qiualifiin.tion in their case
should therefore be that they be honest aud good
men and faithful and- intelligent Members of the
Church. They must be Communicants, because


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otherwise they are not obeying the Church's Rules,
but are practically declaring by their life and con-
duct that they do not believe the Doctrines of the
Church nor conform to its Practice. For, keeping
out of the present discussion the statements of
GOD'S word on the subject of the Holy Communion,
the Church directs that every Parishioner shall
Communicate at the least, three times in the year,
sof which Easter shall be one." How then can a
Snon-communicant, although perhaps a worthy and
highly respected man in other respects, properly be
a Member of a Church Synod, or fairly represent
those, who are more fully and faithfully Church-
men than himself ? No doubt, the choice of a
Church Vestry will always fall upon a man of
standing and influence, and in 999 oases out of
1000 of property also.
It is not correct to speak of the Synod as "re-
cognizing and co-existent with the system of tax-
ation for Church purposes." It accepts and adapts
itself to the present state of things ; but if the sys--
tem of taxation for Church purposes be abolished,
the Synod will still exist, and be all the more ne-
cessary, and Church Vestries will still be found to
elect the Lay Representatives.
"Numbers. VIII and IX"-that is, V and VI-
Caution says-" are very dependent on No. V"-
(II)-Increase the number of Clergymen and the
fate of these two clauses cannot be estimated for."
I fail to see the dependence or the argument; but
if Caution is so very afraid of an increase of Clergy.
men, the best way to meet the difficulty will be to
insist upon the vote by orde- at all times. Then,
each order voting by itself, the number in each
will be of no consequence.
"No. X"-that is VII-s: ys Caution-" allows
a Vestry elected for one year to elect a Synodsman
to serve for two years after t is electors have gone
out of Office." Well! if it does, what harm in
that ? The "Synodsman" i; not intended to re-
present the Church Vestry, Lut the Church people.
In the United States a Colle, e of Electors elect a
President who serves for four years "after his elect-
ors have gone out of Office." In one of our Parishes
the Church Vestry has been composed of the same
Gentlemen for the last nine years.
"Under No. XVI"-that is XIV-Caution asks
need Clergymen and Laymen ever meet ?" I
answer most decidedly, Yes, if they have any com-
mon sense and any honest and conscientious desire
to fulfil the trust committed to them. The Synod,
if established, will consist of a very bad lot," if a
quorum can never be obtained for the performance
of the important duty, for which it was especially
called into existence. At any rate, how can Cau-
tion improve the Rule F
No. XVII-that is XV-does not contain a clause
to prevent existing Church property from coming
under the control of the Synod at any future time,
if such a step should be found expedient, and it
was never intended that it should. The Church
people of Bermuda have, I trust, too much sense to
be gliilty of such a very silly thing, and the prom-
ises of No. XIX"-No. XVII-will not "melt
away," although the weather is just now uncom-
monly hot. Caution does not, I presume, imagine
that the Synod, if formed, will not have the power
with the consent of the Legislature to alter or add
to its present Constitution. No. XVII merely
means that it shall not have any such power of it-
self and without the sanction of the Legislature.
So Caution has gone through 'the Constitution
with his best pair of spectacles on, searching for
faults, and what has he found P The Constitution
is not perfect, but it will work well, GOD helping;
us, if Church people will but try, with the Christian
Charity, mutual forbearance and unselfish zeal of
men truly in earnest, to make it do so.
In answer to Caution's last paragraph but one,
I appeal to all, who were present on August 8th,
and who have had any experience of such Meetings,
to bear witness to the fact that it was the largest
public Meeting of Church people that has assembled
in Bermuda for many years, and one which very
fairly represented the Church population of the Is-
lands. It was too a Meeting very intelligent and
very much in earnest. Each Rule of the Constitu-
t-io awas in turn discussed fully, quietly and sensi-
bly, and adopted with "Caution," and the Consti-
tution, as it now stands, was carried by a very
large majority.
Caution's last somewhat pompous paragraph in
lain English means this, that the persons, who
ave signed the Petition for the Incorporation of
the Synod, have done so in utter ignorance. of its
purport, because it has been presented to them by
their Clergymen, who have taken no pains to en-
lighten them about the matter, but have intention-
ally allowed them to remain in such a sad state of
ignorance, that they might secure their signatures.
How wise we are! How comtemptuously do we
- look down upon the stupidity of every body else !
How just and charitable are we to the Clergy It 4
is said that madmen think everybody else mad but
Themselves, and it is not barely possible that Cau-
tion supposes every one else so much in error be-
cause he is mistaken himself. He certainly has
Been incautious in this last bold assumption of his. I
The petition is short and simple: printed copies of
it have been widely circulated: the clergy have ex-
Splained its true meaning, whenever necessary: the
people of Bermuda are not wanting in intelligence,
and it can safely be affirmed that those who have
signed the petition have fully understood what
they have done. Nor are our people so completely
under the control of the Clergy, as Caution implies,
on the contrary, some become suspicious and but-
ton up their pockets, as soon as they discern a
Black Coat in the distance.
In conclusion, let me observe that it is much
easier to pick holes in a coat than to make one, to
find fault with a Constitution than to frame another

and better, to shove obstacles in the way at the
last moment than to initiate a move and carry it
forward to a successful issue. Caution is endeav-
ouring to obstruct and frustrate the present move-
ment, but does he propose anything instead P We
cannot remain as we are. Neither the Clergy of
Bermuda, nor the Clergy with a certain clique of
Laymen, are from interested motives trying to
introduce unnecessary changes or to force any-
thing distasteful or inexpedient upon the people.
The Imperial Government and the Legislature of
the Colony-indeed the tendencies of the times we
live in-are forcing changes upon us, and it is our
duty and our interest to do our best under the cir-
cumstances to remedy the present, provide for the
future, and secure the permanent well being of our
Church. '.o do this, we should all strive to put
aside !pejadices, jealousies and suspicions, party
spirit and selfish aims; and Clergy and Laity should
wo tk together, with one common object in view, to
jomote the welfare of the Church, the salvation of
'souls, the Glory of GOD. To obtain the Episcopal
supervision of the Church, and to bring the Church
.people of the Islands together in a closer bond of
union and co-operation, are duties now pressing
upon us, and it will be better for us to go to work
with a hearty good will to perform them than to
waste the precious time in fussing and fuming over
trifles. If the present movement fail, which GOD
forbid, the responsibility will rest upon those who
are opposing it. They are no doubt sincere in their
views. Their course of action may be the wiser
and safer. But the Church in Bermuda will look
to them, if they are successful in their efforts, to
make some other provision for her present wants
and for that Future which is surely awaiting her.
I remain, Dear Mr. Lee,
Yours very truly,
On the authority of Arago, it may be stated that
the earth will not witness another total solar eclipse
until August 1887.

Very Late from the United Statte
and Europe.
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat.
arrived at her wharf in this Town about 7 o'clock
yesterday morning after a very pleasant passage.
She left New York at 3 o'clock on the afternoon of
the 29th ultimo.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Pur-
ser Gale, 1st Officer Mr. Mitchell, 2nd Officer M.
Astwood, Mr. Maloney,, Steward, ant from Mrs. J.
C. Keney and Mr. R. W. Hayward, passengers,
for files of papers of the afternoon of Thursday.
Gold in New York on 19th 1001.
Shares Delaware and Hudson Canal Corny. 48j.
The whole force of Austro-Hungary is kept at
bay by the insurgents on the rivers Save, Bosna and
their tributaries. The invasion of the Turco-Chris-
tian provinces commenced some four weeks ago,
and after the killing of whole companies of Aus-
trians, who succeeded in capturing Mostar and Se-
rajevo, the two official capitals of the invaded pro-
vinces, the Vienna Government, anxious for the
safety of the army corps of General Szapary,
has concluded to momentarily suspend military
operations until the four newly mobilized divisions
arrive at their destination. The Vienna papers
agree in saying that a cessation of operations was
necessary to secure the safety of communications
until sufficient reinforcements have been received
to make further movements successful. This suc-
cess will, no doubt, be finally attained.
LoNDON, August 29.-Caratheodori Pachi has
notified the Porte that the Austrian Council of
Ministers, under the presidency of the Emperor,
was to discuss on Wednesday a final reply to the
Porte relative to a convention.
7erajevo Reorganized.-The Vienna New Free
Press announces that, under the direction of Gene-
ral Philippovich, a Communal council has been
formed at Serajevo, composed of eighteen respect-
able citizens of all confessions-namely, five Mo-
hammedans, three Catholics, six orthodox Greek
Catholics and four Jews. From this body, Fazli
Pacha, the former Civil Governor, has been ap-
pointed Mayor. He is held in great respect among
the citizens and is of stainless reputation.
Waiting for reinforcements.-There is a momentary
cessation of military operations until the four newly
mobilized divisions have arrived at their destina-
tion. In a few days the whole mobilized force,
numbering from 120,000 to 130,000 men, will be
united and operations will be prosecuted on a lar-
ger scale.
Austria's Forces Insufficient.-The Vienna Abend
Post states that a cessation of operations was ne-
cessary to secure the safety of the communications
until sufficient reinforcements have been received
to make a success of further movements certain.
Every day proves more clearly that the Austrian
forces in Bosnia are inadequate.
Does Servia mean war ?-Advices from Belgrade
state that all persons liable to military service in
Servia are prohibited from leaving the country
without the permission of the Minister of war. The
government arsenal is manufacturing 600 rifles per
The Claims of Greece.-It is probable that the
Powers will await a new memorandum from Gi eece
i before cfflcially offering to mediate between that
Country and Turkey. Italy intends to adhere as
strictly as possible to peaceable mediation, but is
doubtful of its success.
The Rhodope Insurgents.-General Todleben has
urged the Porte to send regular troops to occupy
the frontier of the Rhodope district in front of the
Russian outposts, to prevent conflicts which seem
probable from the present unsettled state of affairs.
One account states that a conflict has already
broken out.
The Lazis will not resist.-It is stated in Constan.
tinople that, owing to the efforts of the Governor
of Trebizonde, the British Consul aird the Greek
Patriarch, the Lazis have determined not to resist
the Russian occupation of Batoum.
British Annexation of Affganistan.-The London
correspondent ef the Edinburgh Scotsman says it is
believed than an influential party in the India Office
favor the annexation of Affganistan to the Indian
Russia and China.-The Times says it is not cer-
tain whether the Chinese mission to Russia with
reference to the frontier questions will go to St.
Petersburg or not. The envoys will be Chung-Hou
and Si-Lun. The former was sent to France after
the Tien-Tsin massacre in 1870 to apologize, and
the latter has been employed as governm nt agent
on the northwest frontier during the late troubles.
The business of the mission is believed by some to
be a negotiation affecting the Mohammedan colo-
nies in the Kasbgarian Territory which have been
recovered 1y China since the death of Yakoob Beg.
By others it is stated that it concerns the cession to
Russia of the Kuldja or Ili country, which has long
been occupied by the Russians, and from which the
Chinese were expelled in 1864. It is not impossi-
ble, however, that both questions are about to be
Admiral Sir A. Cooper Key, received the thanks
of Her Majesty the Queen for the gratification Her
Majesty experienced in inspecting the ships and
vessels assembled under his orders at Spithead on
the 13th ultimo. On the same day the gallant Ad-
miral was presented to the Queen at Osborne

Captain Price Lewes, Royal Artillery, has left
England for Nova Scotia to take up the appoint-
ment of Inspector of Artillery under the Dominion
Government, vacating the Adjutancy of the Royal
Pembroke Artillery Militia, which he has held
since November 1875.
Deputy-Commissary General W. H. H. Scott,
died at his residence at the Gin Wharf, Devonport,
England, on the 9th ultimo.

BIRTH, at Brooklyn, New York, U.S.A., August 25,
the WIFE of F. H. McDonald, Esqr., of a SON.
MARRIED, at the Church of the Holy Trinity,
Hamilton Parish, on Wednesday, 28th ulto., by the
Rev. George Tucker, Rector; JOHN H. ARTON, Esqr.,
M.D., Hamilton, to MARY ALTCIA JULIETTE, eldest
daughter of W. H. Wilkinson, Esqr. M.C.P.

DIED, in this Town, on Saturday, 24th ultimo, ANN,
the beloved wife of Edward Robinson, in the 37th year
of her age; leaving husband, 3 sons and a large circle
of relatives and friends to mourn their loss.
... ...... at St. David's, on 1st Septr., ANNE CALD-
WELL, daughter of W. R. Higinbothom, Esqr., age one
year and two months.
........., at his residence, in Hamilton Parish, on
Friday last after a brief illness, JOSEPH JOHN OUTER-
BRIDGE, Esqr., in the 56th year of his age; leaving a
widow, three daughters and six sons to mourn their
sad bereavement. IMVr. Outerbridge was a most indus-
trious and successful man of business, and his place
in that Parish cannot be easily supplied.

7A .- A Supplement of two col-
umns containing the proceedings of
the Honble. the Legislative Coun-
cil on the 30th ult., and the proceedings of the
Honble. the House of Assembly on 30th ult.
and 2nd inst., and the reported progress of
Yellow Fever in New Orleans and neighbor-
hood-accompanies this issue of the Gazette.


New York Mail Steamer.

To-morrow, Wednesday,
4th inst., 12 o'clock,

Bags CORN and BRAN
Boxes Laundry and Fancy SOAPS
HAMS, BACON and CHEESE, &c., &c. -

1 American PIANO
FURNITURE, new & second hand
for Do.
A Draught

SA uileh COW
And other Live Stock
Together with whatever else may appear at
the time of Sale.
Hamilton, Sept. 3, 1878.

The Steam Ship

ave hence for New York
At I P. M.,

I .

5th instant.
All MAILS to close at Post Office at 10 a.m,
5th instant.
Parcel List to close at 7 p.m., Wednesday,
4th instant.
Specie List to close at 6 p.m., Wednesday,
the 4th instant.
Freight will be received until 6 p. m., Wed-
nesday, 4th instant, and Bills of Lading will be
signed until 10 a.m. 5th instant.
Passengers Stage will be removed at 12'30
p.m. 5th inst,


Hamilton, Bermuda,
Sept. 3, 1878.

Colonist copy.

SHamilton Harbour


it tt O *aftrc

Under the Big Shed,
At 12 o'clock

On Thursday next .
5th instant,
M/\ACKEREL, No. 1,
In Barrels
Half Barrels
Quarter Barrels
Half Barrels PORK
Roast BEEF, 2 lb. and 6 lb. Tins
TOBACCO, Temptation" Brand
DO. Goldleaf
5 M SEGARS, Trabucos
Now Landing ex Caninma,"
S10 Kegs New BUTTER
5 Half Chests TEA
1 Market WAGGON, very strong

5 Hogsheads Younger's

Hamilton, Sept. 2nd, 1878.



t ENDERS will be received at my Office
(where particulars can be ascertained)
Until 3Ionday Next,
From Persons willing to
Erect ct ali/L D.1VG
on the Town Hall Grounds, for the Fire Engine
lately imported.
Hamilton, Sept. 3, 1878.


'Hp OSE Persons who have not called for the
ONION SEED which they engaged will
please understand that it will be kept no longer
but is now being Sold to the first comer.
September 3rd, 1878.-1

Prices reduced to suit the times

[I EAVY Black OATS, at 2s. 9d. per Bushel,
in Lots of 5 Bushels or more
BRAN, 5 Bushel Bags, at 5s. 6d. per Bag,
Hamilton, Sept. 3, 1878.-2 3 page


tHIIE Undersigned having opened a SAIL-
Store of MR. IBELL, West Front Street, !lam-
ilton, respectfully offers his services to the Pub-
lic of Bermuda, and hopes by strict attention to
Business to merit a share of Patronage.
Sailmak r.
Ilamilton, September 2nd, 1878.-2

The Genuine Teneriffe

At 1Q/ per Bottle.

j' IE Undersigned have received per Ca-
nima" To-day the above SEE)D, and will
commence delivering
Parties that have their names on our List, are
requested to call for the Seed.

Our List is open for Engagements of ONION
SEEIt for next season.
J. T. D. & Co.
Hamilton, August 19th, 1878.-4 3p.

Sept. 4th 1878.

Under the Patronage of His Excellency
Major-Genl. Sir R. LM iaffan
K.C.M.G., R.E.,
Governor, Commander-in-Chief, Vice-Admi-
ral, &c., &c.
The Regatta will take place TO-MORROW,
Wednesday, 4th instant.
The first Dingie will start at 12 noon, sharp.

Second Dingie will save Entrance.
2ND RACE-OPEN TO ALL. Dingies will
start immediately after first Race.
will save Entrance.
against unmarried.
6TH RACE-A Spar with a Pig and a Prize of 5/
at the extreme end.

Names of Dingies supposed to Sail 4th September
Little Adventure ............. B. C. Simmons.
Union ...................... T. Jones.
Southern Beauty............ J. B. Minors.
Bed, White and Blue ......... F. C. Simmons.
Amelia ..................... J. Bleasdale.
Little Iris ............. .... .... E. W. Simmons.
Commodore of Paget Union Club.
September 3, 1878.



& -',,I i r ue


liot of

The 9th Instant.
The rate of tuition is low, and it shall be
made known on application to the Principal.
Great care shall be taken to give full satisfac-
tion to all.
The Patronage of the Public is respectfully
I lamilton, September 2nd, 1878.

Of superior quality.
The Cargo of the Brigt. Aimwell.
On Sale by
Ilamilton, Aug. 19, 1878.-3 3p

Flaits Village Boarding

1"HIS is a very beautiful place. Is situated
at the junction of the roads at the Flatts,
and is known as Palmetto Grove." Is within
twenty minutes drive of Hamilton, and quite
near the Walsingham Caves. It borders on the
beautiful sheet of water, Ilarrington Sound, a
famous place for sea bathing.
The Proprietor has a Boat on the Pond for
pleasure tri, s on the 'ound and other waters.
He will be pleased to accommodate Lady and
Gentlemen Boarders on very reasonable terms.
September 3, 1878.

Owner Wanted
tOR a large Grey G 0 A T, as
one has been found astray in this Town
and has been in the possession of the Advertiser
for the past eight days, has been fed and taken
care of.
The Owner will hear of her whereabouts on
application at this Office after paying for this
Advertisement and remunerating the finder.
Hamilton, Sept. 3rd, 1878,

Colonial Secretary's Office,
THE following ACTS have been passed by
the Legislature of Bermuda during the
present Session, viz.:-
No. 11-An Act to continue the Vagraft Act,
12-An Act to confirm certain Ordinances of
the Mayor, Aldermen and Common Council
of the Town of Hamilton.
13-An Act for the protection of Cedar Trees.
14-An Act to amend and continue the Act
for the payment of Medical WitnesSes.
15-An Act to continue and amend the Regis-
tration Acts.
By His Excellency's Command,
3 Colonial Secretary.


O consist of HORSE RACING,
&c., to take place in a Field at the East End
cf Southampton, on South Side, near Warwick

On the 26th


Under the following Regulations-vlz. :
Entrance Fee for a Horse 10/; for a Donkey 5/.
The first Race to be a GALLOPING RACE
of One Mile heats, the best two out of three.
First Prize 4 0 0
Second Do. 2 0 0
Third Do. save Stake 0 10 0
The second to be a TROTTING R \CE of
Ilaif Miles heats, best two out of three.
First Prize 2 0 0
Second Do. 1 0 0
Third Do. save Stake 0 10 0
-The third to be a DONKEY RACE of Half
Mile heats, the best two out of three.
First Prize 1 0 0
Second Do. 0 10 0
Third Do. save Stake 0 5 0
N.B.-Last in to win First Prize.
Entrance for Foot Racing 2/. Prizes will be
decided by the Judges at their. stand before
All entrances-of Horses and Donkeys to be
made to the Secretary between the 18th and
21st instant.
The Course will be open for practice from the
llth to the 21st instant, then to be closed until
day of Races.
All applications for Stands to be made to the
Secretary on the premises. Price of Stands in
the Field 8/.
In all of the above Kacesit must be understood
there must be three competitors or no race. All
riders must appear in Jockey Dresses.
J. B. WILSON udes.
WM. H. SIMMONS, Judges.
R. SIMONS, } Committee.
JOHN N. BASCOME, Clerk of Course.
G. B. FUBLER, Secretary.
Southampton, Sept. 2nd, 1878.
N.B.-The first Race will start precisely at
12 o'clock.
A Band of Mu1ic will be on the Field.

Notice to Pilots.

gHIE PILOT who takes Charge of the
I Barque "BLANEY BROTllERtS" Capt.
SYMONS, daily expected from London, is re-
quested to take her to the 1" Powder Ground"
off St. George's, to land her Government
Hamilton. Septr. 2, 1878.-1 pd.
The Colonist" will please copy ohee.

JUnclaimed Letters.
Silveira deo Amarel, Silvcira de Audrade, W Ad-
cock, John Adams, Wm Butterfield, Silveira de Roza
Battencurt, Letteis Burns, H Bonn, Miss Mary
Butterfield, Lydia Bean, Wm H Bell, D Burrows,
SJane Cole, Mrs Mary Cox, C Cook, Rosalie Corbu-
sier, Mrs Wm Canton, Charles Drenning, Joze do
Souza Delibico, Silvira Duarte, John Emanuelson,
Jose Augusto. Festo, Mrs Furbur, Margaret Fubler,
Jas N Frith, Mannel de Souza Gousalves, John
Greenslade, G Guntert, Alice Godfrey, Elizabeth J
Harford, Matilda J Innes, Jerome Joaquim, Theodo.
sia Joynes,- George Jarrad, Thomas Joell, John S
Kyme, Ellen Kiel, Clara Lloyd, Wm Thos Lynch,
, Henrique Jose do Medeiros, Edward MeCarten,
Captain E Montefiore, Thomas JPowell, Mary Paris,
Theodore Petty, John Packwood, A H Robinson, S
H Robinson, Jose Francisco de Silveira, Miss L A
Smith, Benny Smith, Mrs Emelius B Smith, George
Swan, Solomon J Simmons, Diana Smith, A Smith,
(Merchant), J Shaw ('ipringfielJ House), Wm A
Seals, Sarah Smith, James D Tucker, Rosina Trott,
Susanna R Tucker, John H Trott, Thomas Usher
Lucy J White, James I) Watlington, George 0
Whitney, Chirles Will:ams, ArI Benjamin White-
ley, John A Williams, Joseph Webb.
Post Office Hamilton, September 2, 1878.
MAILS FOR' ENGLAND, United States and
Dominion of Canada, per Steamer Caninma, close at
the Post Office, Hamilton, on THURSDAY NEXT.
at ten, a.m. Correspondence received in Forenoon
Mails will be in time.
FICE'ST. GEORGE'S, 2nd Sept. 1878.
M-rs Atkins, M E Burgess, Richard Burgess, Chas
A Burch, John C Bascome, James A Brangman,
Edward Darrell, J R Duerdrn, J S Darrell, Samuel
Holt, Eliza Loran, Joseph Lamb, Wm If Light-
bourne, L McBr in, William McCallan, MrsMcKay,
Blanche MeNiven, Mrs Noble, Outerbridge & Mc-
Callan, Mrs O'Brien, T IH Pitt, Wi Petherson, Mra
Stephens, Julia Sampson, Manuoel A Stewart, H A
Smith, Eliza Rf Smith, Thos C Trott, Georgi-
anna Trott, Jos II Thoaias M D Vigreaux Emma
L Wilson.

luinde.' the



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Proceedings of the Honorable Leg9-
islative Council.
Tuesday, 27th August, 1878.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Eugenius Harvey,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
The Resolve for encouraging the cultivation of
Tobacco, was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. J. H. Trimingham in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The Chairman reported the Resolve without
The House resumed and adopted the Report.
The Bill entitled An Act for the protection of
Cedar Trees," was read the third time and passed,
and ordered to be laid before His Excellency the
Governor by the Hon. R. E. Webster.
The Bill entitled An Act to amend and continue
the Act for the payment of Medical Witnesses,"
was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. W. H. Gosling in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House resumed and adopted the Report.
The Bill entitled An Act to continue and amend
the Registration Acts," was read the second time.
The House went into Committee thereon.
The Hon. E. Harvey in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House resumed and adopted the Report.
The Hon. E. Harvey presented a Petition from
Clergymen and Laymen of the Church of England
in Bermuda, praying that an Act may be passed
to confirm a Constitution for the formation of a
Synod of that Church.
Copies of the Constitution were also presented.
Adjourned to Friday next, the 80th instant, at

Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Wednesday, 28th August.-The Attorney General
introduced a Bill to regulate the sale of intoxicat-
ing liquors-which was read a first time.
The Bill to amend the law relating to ejectment
suits, was read a second time and committed.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved the 1st clause-
which was agreed to.
Clauss 2 to 43 inclusive agreed to.
The House resumed. The Chairman reported
progress and obtained leave to sit again.
The Bill entitled An Act to provide a stipend
for the Minister of the Reformed Episcopal Church
in the Parish of St. Georges," was read a third time.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved that the Bill do
pass-which was negatived.
Ayes 9--Messrs. T N I)ill, R D Fraser, W J
Frith, A J Frith, J Harnett, W S Masters, T A
Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, J N Smith.
Nays 10-Messrs. F M C(oper, R J P Darrell, N
J Darrell, S B Gray, H G Hunt, S A Masters, J W
Pearman, C Peniston, R Tynes, T J Wadson.
The Attorney General moved that the 2nd read-
ing of the Bill for certain contingent expenses of
the Revenue Department be carried over to the
next meeting but one-which was agreed to.
The Bill entitled "An Act to settle the salary of
the Keeper and Messenger of the Public Offices,"
was read a 3rd time.
The Attorney General moved that the words
thirty-two" be struck out of the 1st clause, and
the ,vord "seventy" inserted instead-which was
not seconded.
'1 he Bill to continue the Acts regulating the pay-
ment of Jurors and Constables and certain other
charges of the Courts of Justice, was read a 2nd
time and committed.
Mr. Cooper in the Chair.
The House resumed. The Chairman reported the
Bill and it was adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
The Bill to continue the Clerk of Courts Salaries
Acts, was read a 2nd time and committed.
Mr. Harnett in the Chair.
The House resumed. The Chairman reported
the Bill and it was adopted and ordered to be en-
The Bill to continue the Act providing for the
relief of distressed Bermuda Seamen abroad, was
read a 2nd time and committed.
Mr. Cooper in the Chair.
The House resumed. fhe Chairman reported the
Bill and it was adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
The Bill to continue the St. George's Harbour
Master's Act, was read a 2nd time and committed.
Mr. Cooper in the Chair.
The House resumed. The Chairman reported
progress and obtained leave to sit'again.
Adjourned to Friday next.

John Brown, the trusted servant of the Queen, is
said to owe his popularity to the fact that the majority
soi Engolish servants, from the palace to the plain resi-

dence in England, are great sticklers about their pro-
per duties. The butler would see the kitchen on fire
and the cook the pantry flooded before interfering in
saving the property of their employer, simply because
it ji.s not in their department. John Brown is above
such narrow prejudices. 11 Her Majesty has to go
anywhere, have anything done from a cup of tea to the
packing of a trunk, from the selection of a horse to
the purchasing of a book, John Brown is always on
hand, ready, able and killing g to bound over all the
barriers of red tape and formal departments, and get
and do these things, or see that they are done promptly
and properly. In this readiness and untiring attend-
ancebe hhas ingr iiated himself with the good Queen,
who fully values his honest energy and integrity, and
who has thus made him her lavourite gillie. He
knows his place and keeps it. He earns his pay
and pockets it.
A PARIS STREET SCENE --A comical Paris scene is
described in the Globe (London). Marie B. was sit-
ting on the sidewalk in front of a restaurant sipping a
cup of coffee, when a stranger stepped up and dipped
his forefinger into the clip of coffee, which the lady
had before her. The incident aroused all the vindictive
fury of which the sex is capable. Without a moment's
hesitation she took up the cup and dashed its contents
at the head of the practical joker. Unluckily, the aim
was not so good as the intention, and the coffee in-
stead of descending on the coat of the ill-bred fellow
who had offered the insult, fell upon the fair form and
light dress of Amelie V., who happened to be passing
at the moment. Thereupon ensued between the two
women a wrangle, compared with which any alterca-
tion between the original aggressor and the offended
coffee-drinker would have been a mere bagatelle.
Finally, when a great crowd had assembled, and the
debate instead of coming to an end grew hotter, the
disputants were led off to the post to explain them-
selves before the commissary. He asked for the original
offend r, who had plenty of opportunity of escaping
while the combat raged between the two Amazons;
and as this important person was not to be found, dis.
r. i sed the case.

THE RETURN FROM BERLIN. Anglo-Turkish Convention. A long and desolating THE EARTH'S POPULATION -While the statistics
Anglo-Russian war would have no compensation; of cotton, wheat, tobacco, iron and all the commer-
From the-News of the World, July 21. whereas, whatever the cost of the occupation of Cy- cial products of the world are accurately gathered
prus may be, the interests of Christianity as well aso from year to year, we are left to guess the popula-
Lord Beaconsfield has returned from the Congress the commercial interests of Great Britain will be tions of many countries. Of the supply of men-
with the Treaty of Peace in his hand, and something promoted thereby. Christian justice in Turkey the highest products, "the roof and crown of things"
more than the Treaty of Peace. He brings also a must be attended with an extension of Christian -we have the date for only imperfect estimates.
guarantee for its observance. What the Congress feeling, and in looking to the future it is no mere The human race is supposed to be increasing in
has done is, of itself, unsatisfactory; for, although a dream to picture the fading of the Crescent in the numbers. In those lands werecensuses are pe-
considerable part of the audacious project of General surpassing light of the Cross. odicall taken and were pestlensuse, ae peon-
Ignatieff was obliterated, Russia would have been light of the Cross. od y ere presence, amine,
left-in possession of the means of further aggrandise- stant wars and emigration have not been at work
ient in Asiatic Turkey and of menacing the Indian EXCESSIVELY MOIST WEATHER. to reduce the population, we find, as in Russia,
interests of Great Britain. We have always stated Serious Effects of the many Rains in the North-The Germany, England and the United States, a gain
that Batoum was the prize to the acquisition of Crops badly Damaged and Fish Dying from Agri- from natural causes. Those nations and others
which Russian ambition was chiefly directed, and, as cultural Poisoning. take great pains to make correct censuses, and show
we expected, the demand for its surrender was made (Special Dispatch to the N. Y. Times.) the results with pride to the world. But other
with unyielding pertinacity. And to Russia the, N. Y., Ag. 12.Ecepting two dcot entries, also civilized, or partly so, are not as
Congress has given it. This was one of the points N Y. Aug.- -Excepting two days, it willing to parade figures not creditable to their
to which British diplomacy was directed butall ex- as rained regularly every day for the past two growth and enterprise. These rarely take censuses
rtio which Brit as an iplomacy was diart f the Turkish ex- weeks in Northern New York A similar state of and their enumerations are not trustworthy. Some
Empire were defeated. The Great Powers had no affairs exists in Western and Southern Vermont claim populations generally believed to be far be-
interest in overruling the Treaty of San Stefano in and Western Massachusetts. The injury to crops yond the facts. China is open to this charge ofex-
this particular, and they went against the English has been very great. Oats, especially, have suf- ageration. Travellers and careful observers in the
Plenipotentiaries, who, if the matter had remained fered, d have rotted in the fields, because the Chinese Empire say that they see no proofs of the
there, would have returned from Berlin in a condi- farmer ve not hbad time to dry or draw them in. crowding which would be inevitable if her people
tion, not perhaps of despair, but of sad and painful Potato considerably injured from rot. Buck- really numbered 425,000,000. Some authorities
humiliation. Lord Beaconsfield, however, had the wheat suffer also. Corn is in good condition. insist that this estimate is two or three times too
Anglo-Turkish Convention in his pocket, which Other produce will be affected proportionately to great. Those parts of Asia which are governed by
turned the Russian triumph into a farce. Batoum its natural sensitiveness to damage from excessive European powers are probably the only ones where
is gained, but it cannot be turned to an evil purpose. and prolonged moisture. Probably $1,000,000 will censuses are proximately correct. As to Africa,
The coveted port is acquired, but the Island of Cy- not cover the loss to the crops in the regions men- wekknow little of its inside. The enumerations in
prus is a British possession, and there our forces are, tioned. The streams are all swollen to an extent the coast regions may pass unchallenged; but we
for defensive purposes only; but still for defence; phenomenal for this montb, which is generally a can only guess at the swarms about the equator-
and the Russians cannot make an aggressive step dry season. The tributaries of the Hudson and Facts like these throw iffach doubt on the accuracy
without provoking resistance. It would have been Hoosic and Mohawk Rivers are very high, but no of the fifth publication of Behm & Wagner's tables
better, no doubt, if the Anglo-Turkish alliance could damage is yet reported. An Autumnal freshet which are just out. But for all practical and es-
have been avoided; we did not want the island of equal to this has been unknown since 1850. Lakes pecially commercial purposes, they will answer. It
Cyprus and the responsibilities attaching to it, but Champlain, Scroon, George, and Luzerne, are seve- matters little to commerce whether the centre of
the only alternative was humiliation. Other Pow- ral feet higher than usual. The logs on the Upper Africa or Thibet or the Arctic circle has this or
ers wquld not curb the restless ambition whose de- Hudson have commenced coming down from the that number of inhabitants, so long as they do not
signs were apparent, and having no regard for Brit- Adirondack streams in greater numbers than dur- want our goods or we cannot get at them. But for
ish interests would have left us in an inglorious po- ing the Spring freshets. the ethnologist, the student of the rise and decay
sition at the end of the deliberations. France and, Another fact that attracts considerable notice is of empires and races, and the missionary, these
Austria were under the Treaty of Paris bound to the finding of dead and bloated bodies of millions tables possess much interest. The man who ai-
treat as a matter of immediate concern any infractions of fishes in the lakes and rivers, supposed to be dently loves his kind-irrespective of color, creed
of that Treaty, and if those Powers had combined from the effects of Paris green which has been used or condition-and yearns to civilize and redeem it.
with England in resisting the invasion of Turkey to destroy potato bugs, but has been washed off by will of course take pleasure in Behm & Walyner's
the difficulties, now happily surmounted, could not the rainfall and has permeated the water. Many exhibition of a total increase of about 15,000,000
have arisen. But unwilling to stand to their engage- of the fish have been opened and found to be bloated since their fourth publication.
ments they left England to do the work alone. They most about the stomach, especially when they were According to these-the best-authorities, the etn-
had no objection to see this country giving battle to found to have swallowed and partially digested the tire population of the earth is now 1,439,145,800,
Russia in vindication of the Treaty of Paris, and potato bugs that were carried off the vines and into broadly divided as follows: Europe, 312,398,480;
would have cheerfully come in at last to acknowledge the water-courses by the volume of rain. Asia, 831,000,000; Africa, 205,219,500; Australia
and confirm any conquest England might have made, and Polynesia, 4,411,300; America (North and
or sympathise with her under defeat. A deficiency One of the Ameiican mercantile agencies has issued South), 86,116,000. A great deal is assumed in
of judgment and good taste is shown in the sullen- a circular concerning the state of trade, for the first some of these calculations-e. g., Equatorial AfriCa
ness with which our acquisition of Cyprus is regarded six months of 1878, in which these instructive figures is set down at 40,000,000. This is pure conjecture.
upon the Continent. The rights of no other nation are given: It may be twice too large or not half large enough.
are trespassed upon. It is simply in defence of our land and Years. No. of Failures. Amount of Liabilities. Nobody knows. Other countries like Afghanistap,
itown responsibilitiesthat the a re undertaken. The Coisland and 1875 ............7,740 201,060,333 Eastern Turkestan and all the Chinese border lands
its responsibilities are undertaken. The Congress b1876...9902 191,117,786 bave been visited by few Europeans capable of
did not care for them; the Russians directly threat- 1876......... 9,902 191,117,786
ended not care for them; there we toRuan direct? If Lord 1877..................8,872 190,669 936 guessing closely at populations. All these figures,
Beaconsfield had brought howere e to do? If Lord 1878 (6 months). 5,825 130000,000 like those relating to China, are either derived froin
Beaconsfield had brought homenothing-but the Ber- governments which are ignorant of or distort the
lin Treaty, which as regards British interests was These figures are of very grave import, if taken as truth, or else are the fruit of closest speculation.
abortive, he could scarcely have faced Parliament. indication of the state of trade. Never before in an One deduction is incontrovertible. The most hai-
But he adroitly turned a virtual defeat into a victory, equal period, in the history of the country, have table parts of the Old World are steadily filling
and transformed humiliation into a triumph, business misfortunes been so numerous, or aggregated up. Much of the New World is yet to beoccupieO.
The sneers of foreign critics are scarcely notice- an amount of loss by bad debts, so great. The unusu- In the vast spaces of North and South AmeriCa
worthy; they are unbecoming and undeserved. The ally open winter resulting in a greatly reduced ab- there is room for the teeming millions of Europe.
other Great Powers left England to accomplish an sorption of heavy goods, the discussions in and out With diversities of climate and natural resources
object which they all wished to attain, and they of Congress concerning the Silver Bill, the possibility o favorable for man and his works than aly
should not grumble at an unexpected mode of attain- of import changes in the tariff, the repeal of the Nati- more favorable for man and his works than afsty
ing it. There was neither voice nor hand raised onal Bankrupt Law, and the steady decline in prices anted. T he Europeans outnumber us more the least
against the Russian annexations in Asiatic Turkey, of merchandise are cited as causes for this condition thrie anted. The Asiatics ounearly tenfold. The future than
which were manifestly injurious to the interests and of affairs. With rare facetia, the circular concludes will redress thi inequality and make Bei keley
prestige of the British Empire. Our Plenipotentiaries that the immediate future is "encouraging to those will redicress true.-is inequality and make Bl o Commerey
were but coldly treated when the injustice of those whose affairs are in a condition to avail themselves of August 7.
annexations was laid before the Congress, and Prince better times."
Bismarck in his absorbing love of peace, appealed to
England not to let hostilities occur through the Rus- A RECEPTION TO COLUMBIAS CREW-Th mem- heodore Outer rid e,
siahe knew tha t anothquisition er war would be of extensi bers of the Columbia College Crew -returned to
hee Ne York Saturday morning, Au.cwust 11, and were ST:Z wrd be etns
injury to mankind. Thusit happened that Russia New York Saturday morning, August 11, and were ,I- ,O
was left in possession of substantial conquests, and received enthusiastically by alumni and students of HAMILTON
with its old and fierce desire to pursue advantad their Alma Mater. The victors were drawn in a
thus obtained, whenever and as often as opportunity barouche by their enthusiastic entertainers to Del. Reid Street, \Vest of Royal Gazette" Office.
occurred. It is in connection with those advantages monico's. The address of welcome was made by
that the British occupation of the island of Cyprus Professor Van Amringe; Captain Goodwin briefly Office flours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
must be considered. If the latter should prove to be responded, and the Hon. Abram S. Hewitt follow- Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
a costly possession a balance will have to be struck ed with a more extended speech. days.
between its expense and an estimate of the cost of a THE ANNEXATION OF NEW GUINEA. -It is under- Orders Promptly Attended to.
long European war, in addition to the necessary stood that the intention of the English Government t
provision for a continual surveillance of the Russian to annex New Guinea has been communicated to linilton, October 26th, 1876.
proceedings on the new Asiatic vantage ground. the Government of the Netherlands, which has a
War was inevitable unless the Treaty of San colony there embracing an area of 3,210 square
Stefano could be set aside. Russia had broken faith miles. The Dutch have claimed a larger area, em- 4
with all the Powers, but England alone had the bracing about one-half the island. It is now un-
courage of resentment. France and Austria were derstood that an amicable arrangement has been .--
Sas closely bound as England to guard the integrity of effected between the two Governments concerning
the Ottoman Empire, and if France and Austria had their respective claims on the island. The disco- On hand from last Importation.
acted together with England there would have been j series of gold, which is said to exist in as large
no Russian passage of the Balkans and no Treaty of quantities as in Australia during the great gold ex- 2 fi TO H r s
San Stefano; but they remained passive, knowing citement there, are said to have been made in the 11 O
very well that England had a greater interest at northeast portion of the island, outside the limit of Suitable for Hleavy Draft. Height 15 & 15'2.
stake than theirs, and safely concluding that all the the territory hitherto claimed by the Dutch.
energies of this country would boe put forth to THEO. OUTERBRIDGE,
defend them. "Europe," as it has been concisely THE CHINESE BILL PASSED AT VICTORIA.-A O G,
said; had'been content to look on while Russia Victoria dispatch says that Parliament has passed Hamilton, July I 1878 *
struck a blow at Turkey which practically crushed the Chinese Tax Bill. Discussion on the measure mi, y .
the Ottoman power, and left the Sultan at the mercy was very acrimonious. Both sides admit the ne-
of the Czar." It was absurd for the small politici- cessity of a tax, but differ as to the mode of col-
arts of Paris to rave about what they called "the lecting it and the amount. The Government pro- I
clandestine transfer" of the island of Cyprus, and to posed $60 per annum, but being strongly opposed .
demand the recal of M. Waddington from the Con- have reduced the amount to $40. Q
gress, and denouncement of the Anglo-Turkish Con- [ .. .
vention, because that Convention was really the The old time Southern practice of settling family .-'
alternative of what France refused in conjunction feuds with the bowie knife and the revolver was .
with England to do; nor is it much less absurd for revived long enough in Edgefield, South Carolina, *
those French politicians in a more tranquil mood to on Monday, 12th inst., to result in the killing of 0
claim credit for themselves as "the only party which four men and the wounding of twice that num- o 'i ,
has acted disinterestedly." "As long as their country r The causes that led o enmit between the .u C G. ,
.. ...... ......ebe. The causes that led to enmity between the ,

is condemned to a passive attitude," says the Paris -r-2
is oonaemnea to a passive am ae,- says ne rars Booths and the Toneys date back to 1869, if not
correspondent of the Times, "Frenchmen dislike Booths In an encounter the n a Toneys date back to 1869, if not
every change in continental politics. They would beyond. In an encounter then a Toney was killed, J ,
and thereafter neither family let pass an opportu.
wish the world to stand still until France has recov- a tee n e faml p an o .
ered from the bow of 1870. Hence they were nity to send a bullet whizzing after a member of . Z

neutralising thechange effected by Russia. If Aus- it out. One Toney was quick enough to shoot "
grwt u roe ghEtrQ n political gathering, eacparty in full force, the public

Seutralising the change effected by Russia. If Aus- dol; JAP Qo)sons stird Booth be h oo
down two Booths before a third Booth laid him t | ^ i^
tria were to assume the protectorate of European dead in the dust, and by that time a fourth Booth
Turkey, they would be angry with her also. France' had fallen under a second Toney's aim. The "i
as well as the other Powers who had bound them- d er
selves to protect the dominions of the Sultan, saw wounded ones were mostlyspectators. Excitement
the Russian troops at the very gates of Constantisaw then ran so high that the military were called upon
pie, and uttered no word and gave no sign of dissat- to disperse the throngs.-New Yoric Sun, Aug. 15. "1 q
isfaction. General Ignatieff had extorted from the
Sultan a Treaty which gave the Russians control JAMAICA. -Provisions still scarce-none to be
over the whole Balkan peninsula, deprived the Sultan had; little or no pimento; people very poor-no
of all but the outlying portions of his European ter- money in circulation. r "
ritory and a small strip of land near Constantinople, On Monday, the 29th July last, there was a hail- i
and placed the re-organisation and administration of storm in the Portsea and Cheapside districts of this j
the greater part of European Turkey practically in parish, accompanied with vivid flashes of lightning
Russian hands. By that Treaty to Russia was also and terrific peals of thunder. The hailstones came d
given the most valuable seaport in the east of the down in torrents, pattering against the windows ,
Black Sea, together with the great fortresses of Ar- and on the roofs of the houses. The yards, in a E N
menia. Neither Austria nor France offered resist- minute or two, were strewed with hail pebbles of a T
ance; although the material interests of both were large size.
affected. It was known that England would be Sir Anthony Musgrave has been allowed to ap
compelled to resist, and England was left to incur Sir Anthony Musgrave has been allowed to p-
the responsibility and the cost. Lord Beaconsfield peal from the judgment of the Supreme Court
found a mode of vindication and defeat without a in Chambers in the action < Pulido vs. Musgrave.'
war. The Congress had checked Russian ambition Security was fixed at 800 to prosecute the appeal F rom London.
in one direction, but given it a new ground and op- before Her Majesty's Privy Council in England.
portunity in another; so that if the Treaty of Berlin The demurrer maintained that, as Governor Sir p t AlLAS
had stood alone, Russia would have acquired so con- Anthony should not have been included in the Mathematical INSTRUMENTS
spicuous an advantage in Asia as to render it in the action, which the Judge overruled. Peg TOPS Gumn AC AIA
highest degree probable that the adjacent Turkish die's PO LI[
territories would gravitate towards her; that rest- A London correspondent of the Manchester GUM in bottles, with Top and Brush
lessness andanarchy would prevail throughout them, Guardian says that the Radicals of Southwark pro- Black, Blue a nd lied INK
'and that the Christian population of the East would pose to nominate Miss Helen Taylor for Parliament And usual Su py of STATION Y, b the
look to her for protection. It was imperative, at the next general election, and thus practically And usule Sup'y of StAI'ATONl G Y,,by thet
therefore, if our influence in the East was to be raise the question of woman's rights. [Miss Tay- "l'eetwing, atthe RoyalGazette Sta-
maintained and our Indian empire protected, that lor is a niece of the late John Stuart Mill, and takes tionery Store.
the danger should be obviated, It is done by the an active interest in educational affairs.] Hamilton, July 30th, 1878.

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Supplement to the Bermuda Royal Gazette.

Hamilton, Tuesday, Septr. 3, 1878.


Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
islative Council.
Friday, 80th August, 1878.-Pursuant to adjourn-
ment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Eugenius Harvey,
4" Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
The Bill entitled An Act to amend and conti-
nue the Act for the payment of Medical Witnesses,"
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 encouraging the cultivation of
Tobacco, was read the third time and passed, and
ordered to be laid before His Excellency the Gov-
ernor by the Hon. R. E. Webster.
The Bill entitled "An Act to continue and
\ gand the Registration Acts," was read the third
w i;e and passed, and ordered to be laid before His
Excellency the Governor by the Hon. R. E. Web-
The House again resumed in Committee the con-
sideration of the Bill entitled An Act regulating
the Salaries of the Officers of the Gaols."
The Hon. R. E. Webster in the Chair.
The Committee rose.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill without amend-
The House adopted the Report.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 3rd September,
at 11-30.

Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Friday, 80th August.-Mr. C. Peniston presented
a petition from certain Members of the Church of
England in Bermuda praying that an Act may be
passed to confirm a Synod of that Church-for rea-
sons stated in the Petition.
Mr. S. A. Harvey introduced a Bill to provide
for the purchase of certain lots of land in front of
the Public Offices in the Town of Hamilton-which
was read a first time.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill to amend
the Marine Court of Inquiry Act-which was read
a first time.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill to amend
the Act to prevent danger from the Storage of Dan-
gerous Commodities-which was read a first time.
The Petition from Churchmen and Laymen of the
Church of England in Bermuda, was read and com-
Mr. Cooper in the Chair.
Mr. Clarence Peniston moved that the prayer of
the Petition be granted, and that a Bill be ordered
to be brought in to incorporate the Synod-which
was affirmed.
Ayes 15-Messrs. Speaker, S C Bell, R J P Dar-
rell, J Fowle, S B Gray, E H Gosling, S A Harvey,
H G Hunt, T W Mercer, E Peniston, C Peniston,
T J Pearman, T F J Tucker, R Tynes, T J Wadson.
Nays 12-Messrs. N J Darrell, T N Dill, R D
Fraser, W J Frith, A J Frith, W S Masters, S A
Masters, T A Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, J W
Pearman, J N Smith, W H Wilkinson.
The House resumed and adopted the Resolution
of the Committee.
Mr. C. Peniston introduced a Bill to incorpor.
ate the Synod of the Church of England in Bermu-
da and for other purposes in connection therewith"
-which was read a first time.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor :-
(No 29)
Governor and Commander-in. Chief.
The Governor has the honor to forward to the
Honorable the House of Assembly a copy of a letter
addressed to him on the 23rd instant by the Colo-
nial Secretary, pointing out that owing to the want
of sufficient clerical assistance in his office he is un-
able to keep up the work of recording Wills and
Deeds, and that work therefore is falling into ar-
As it is of the highest importance to the whole
community that Wills and Deeds should be proper-
ly recorded, the Governor trusts that the Legisla-
ture will make provision for affording to the Colo-
nial Secretary the additional clerical assistance he
Mount Langton, 30th August, 1878.
The Attorney General gave notice that on the
next day of meeting he will move the House do go
into committee of the whole to consider the Gover-
nor's Message relating to the work of the Colonial
Secretary's Office.
The Bill to prevent Fraud in the Shipment of
Produce from these Islands-was again committed.
Mr. Cooper in the Chair.
Mr. Wadson moved the 8th clause.
Mr. Wadson moved' to insert the words "for a
period of four days" in the 2nd line of that clause.
Mr. N. J. Darrell moved an amendment to that
The House resumed. The Chairman reported
progress and obtained leave to sit again.

Adjourned to Monday.

Monday, 2nd September.-On motion of the At-
torney General the House resolved itself into a
Committee of the whole to consider the Governor's
Message No. 29 relating to Clerical aid in the Se-
....retary's Office.
W Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that it be recom-
mended to the House to send a message to the Le-
gislative Council to request that it will be pleased
to appoint a Committee of that Honorable House to
meet a Committee of this House to inquire into the
increase f work in the Secretary's Office referred
t9 n the Colonial Secretary's Letter to His Excel-
d-iency the Governor of the 23rd August, 1878, a
copy of which has been laid before the House by
His Excellency.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved that it be recom-
mended to the House to appoint a Committee to
inquire into the increase of work in the Secretary's
Office referred to in the letter of the Colonial Secre-
tary to His Excellency the Governor, dated 23rd
August, 1878-a copy of which has been laid before
the House by His Excellency-which was nega-
Ayes 13-Messrs. S C Bell, R J P Darrell, T N
Dill, R D Fraser, W J Frith, J Harnett, W S Mas-
ters, T A Outerbridge, S C Outerbridge, J N Smith,
T F J Tucker, R Tynes, T J Wadson.
Nays 14-Messrs. Speaker, F M Cooper, N J
Darrell, J Fowle, S B Gray, E H Gosling, S A
Harvey, H G Hunt, J M Hayward, S A Masters, T
W Mercer, E Peniston, C Peniston, W H Wilkin-
The Attorney General's motion was then agreed
The House resumed and adopted the resolution
of the Committee.
Ordered, that the message be sent accordingly.
The Bill to provide for certain contingent expen-

ses relating to the Administration of the Revenue
Department, was read a 2nd time and committed.
Mr. T. F. J. Tucker in the Chair.
The House resumed. The Chairman reported
the Bill and it was adopted and ordered to be en-
The Bill entitled An Act to continue the Acts
providing for the collection of the Revenue," was
read a third time.
Mr. Cooper moved a duration clause-which was
Ayes 15. Nays 8.
The Bill as amended was then passed.
The Attorney General introduced a Bill to amend
the Roads Acts, which was read a 1st time.
- The Bill entitled "An Act to continue the Acts
regulating the Sale of Poisons"-was read the third
time and passed.
The Bill entitled "< An Act to continue the Acts
relating to the payment of Jurors and Constables
and certain other charges of the Courts of Justice,"
-was read a third time and passed.
Adjourned to Friday next.
Orders :-
Petition of certain Pilots.
Frauds in Shipment of Produce Bill.
Savings Bank Bill.
Clerks of Courts Salaries Bill.
Revenue Officers Salaries Bill.
Clerk of Pilot Commissioners Bill.

The Disease Permeating every section of the City-
The Death-rate still Increasing-Horrible Incidents.
NEW-ORLEANS, Aug. 28th.-The situation to-
nightlis critical. The fever seems to have estab-
lished itself in every quarter of the city. One
square, bounded by St. Charles, Euterpe, Caronde.
let, and Potyminia streets, contains 103 cases, of
which 56 are in one block. There are numbers of
similarly-infected localities, from which the disease
is creeping rapidly throughout the entire district.
It is estimated that 1,000 children are sick; many
of them, however, have the fever in a mild form.
The last of the Sansouci family died to-day. The
father, mother, and two children having perished
last week. One family of Portuguese, seven in
number, were buried simultaneously last evening.
Among the horrors brought to light to-day was
that of a family of emigrants in a slum back of the
First District, all of whom had been down for three
days without food or attendance. One had been
dead since yesterday morning, and his putrefying
corpse rendered the atmosphere in the room so
poisonous that one of the Howards fainted on en-
tering the room. On the floor lay two children,
tossing in delirium, while upon the bed was the
mother in the last stages of the disease, with black,
vomit. The tendency of the fever to result in the
supervention of cerebral congestion is lessening,
probably from the fact that the nights are much
cooler, the thermometer usually dropping to 700
before morning. For the first time since the out-
break of the fever a gloomy foreboding seems to pre-
vail among the community, and the hope that the
climax has been already reached is being fast dis-
To-day's report shows 220 new cases and 57
At Memphis.-Dr. Mitchell writes on 28th: "I
need 10 more physicians, I find scores of people
sick and dying without having been seen by a phy-
sician." The number of new cases on 28th, 119-
deaths 62, 58 yellow fever.
At Vicksburg.-The number of New cases 125.
Deaths 15.
At Grenada.-New cases 22, deaths 22. Death
seems to reign supreme notwithstanding the efforts
of the doctors.
In response to appeals from Vicksburg, the Se-
cretary of War has ordered rations and medical
stores for 2000 people for twenty days, provided a
train can be obtained to run through from Chicago
to Vicksburg.
Subscriptions are being taken up in all 'the
Northern States to aid the sufferers from Yellow
Fever in New Orleans, &c. The Chamber of Com-
merce, New York, has collected $25,000, and hopes
to make it $50,000 for the purpose.
Two cases had occurred at Philadelphia.
A meeting was held at the Town Hall, Liverpool,
England, on 28tb, for relief of the suffers from
yellow fever in the Gulf States of America. It was
attended by many influential citizens. Acting
Mayor Whitley presided. A resolution proposed
by Mr. Rathbone, member of Parliament for Liver-
pool, expressing deep sympathy with the sufferers,
and inviting the public to subscribe for their relief,
was unanimously adopted. A large and influen-
tial committee was appointed to carry out the
objects of the meeting.

A singular story comes from South Carolina, show-
ing to what lengths a personal quarrel may go if as-
sisted-by unjust laws that have been allowed to stand
on the Statute-book. In the Summer of 1865, when
the, State was still in the confusion resulting from
Gen. Sherman's march through its confines, a barn
belonging to Jesse M. Thealy was burned, and
one Coogler, a reputable citizen, was suspected of the
act. Arson in South Carolina is a capital crime, and
no one accused Coogler openly of it, though there
were whispers and intimations against him. These
soon ceased, however, and Thealy and Coogler, being
neighbors, became intimate friends, and so continued
for 13 years. Last Spring, they had some disagree-
ment which culminated in their bitter enmity.
Thealey, anxious for revenge, revived the story of the
barn-burning, and contrived to havejhis foe indicted for
the crime. He was tried, convicted, and sentenced

to be hanged, and will be, unless a petition to Gover-
nor Hampton, signed by thousands of persons, to com-
mute the sentence, be speedily granted. There seems
to have been no good ground for Coogler's indictment,
but his foe, being energetic, implacable, and influen-
tial, achieved his fell purpose.-New York Times. Au-
gust 29.

LONDON, August 26.-The Times, in an editoria1
article on the desire of the United States to negoti-
ate a reciprocity treaty with Canada on the basis of
economical doctrines prevalent in the Union, says:
" Canada is within the operation of England's com-
mercial treaties, and could not establish reciprocity
with the United States without transgressing the
' most favored nation' clause in those treaties."
The Times concludes as follows: Whether, apart
from the question of our treaty obligations, there
would be any disposition in Canada to assent to the
proposal is most doubtful. The mind of Canada
can be freely expressed in the Parliament of the
Dominion, and we are willing to abide by its free
declarations. There is no disposition to fetter Ca-
nadian liberty of action, even if the establishment
of a customs union with the United States should
be the result of it; but the prospects of the scheme
are at least doubtful. When the subject was raised
some four years since the Dominion Government
protested that they would never listen to any sug-
gestion for the admission of the manufactures of
the United States on more favored terms than those
of the United Kingdom, and we have no reason to
suppose that any change of sentiment has since
been developed."
The insanity of Judge Keogh, of the Dublin
Court of Common Pleas, is confirmed. He not
only attempted to kill his servant, but the Regis-
trar, under the delusion that they were in conspi-
racy to shut him up in a lunatic Asylum. He also
attempted his own life.
Ex-Queen Christina of Spain, is dead.

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