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BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
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Wo. -- Vol. W.
STATE SUPER VI ..i ABTTIQiUAS.
24s. per Ann
IMajuilto'n. Rerpoo uda,
- -- -.--' E~LI 2~~- "~
A have been Instructed by
Capt. 6, S. Locke
BY PUBLIC AUCTION,
18rth Instant. 12 o'clock,
AtT THE WVHRF,
SThe Wrecking Schooner
52 Tqs Register,
As She will appear, with
Spars, Rigging, Sails, Anchors,
"A Steam Hoisting ENGINE, in complete
order; the Boiler having been recently
A Submarine Diver's PUMP, in good order,
with all its Appurtenances
A Small Friction BATTERY, and about 300
feet of covered WIRE
With whatever else may be offered. .
^ POSITIVE SALE NO RESERVE !
JOHN HARNE TT,
Hamilton, October 8, 1878.
Peace has been declared
Russia and Turkey,
And EIngland has taken possession' of Cyprus,
But this has not prevented the
" w81 C B SCR B'E R
From Receiving his us ual Irge
He has .low Ready For
A'T LOW CASHi PRICE ,
L- Very Chiep. '
l 'm Very.Loud.
..M MlMQ''. I T( itPE l IOqFS-0='Very large
ROMAN C \NDLE.--0e Very Good.,
ROCKETS--O Very Beautiful.
And other FFIREawRK in great as-
fYP Come and. Select in time.
H. A, GRANT'HA \M,
Nos. 46 & 47 Front Street,
IHlamilton, t'cri.ud a
SOctol..r 5th, 1878.-5
-I VWHICHl WILL DO
CHEAP AND EFFICIENT
gMpL )ENT ItFSPECTFULLY SOLI-
WM. E. MEYER,
S,. jGeors, Ocitber 7, 1878 -2
.. 'vert isement.
"1 Persons from and after this date are
strictly, forbid TilR IPi' \SSlING in the
. irope'rty, in Smith's Parish, known as SOM-
.S A l.LS OR lA U, It NGTON PFAIR. ,"
finy.Pai.ty or.Ptrlies so offendinrg wifl, with-
S1;,:.rsp.ect t9 person, be prosecuted to the
utut.j.x1Ient ol the iLaw.
,(u tlUe.tof any description found thereoni will
be Pounded without further notice.
,. JOHN- T., PENISTON.
lNhiAttlu Grove, Flatts Village, f
October 8th, 1878. -
NY Peron desrouso Pr-
h*I 'dQo by
. it4 ;ud. 4 7
NY Person desirous of' PIur-
chasing a Light Copper-.fs-
tenid CE.Dl) BOAT. fitted with
Mast, Silds, Oar., &c., complete,
applying to H. A. GRANTI'Il .M,
'House for Rent.
A TWO ,TORY
In h'isTown, North ofthe Hamilton Hotelfor
1rpiuarticularsI. ai,.ly a the Royal Gazette"
Hamilton, Oct. 7th, 178
VICTORIA & PHILANTHROPIC CHOIR!
I will again appear before the Public of
On the 16th & 17th inst.,
IN TWO GRAND VOQAL AND
At GOOD SAM \RIITAN-3 HALL, Re'd Street
West, Hamilton and nearly opposite Royal
PRICES OF ADMISSION-Reserve ,e;its 1/1, ;
A. I). DICKINSON,
Haniltop, October 1st, 1878.--3
1li E ,Undersigned begs to inform the Public
.that he undertaken to
TnitC S & BIcp;.ir O rgsanr1
Feeling confident of giving general stitisfac-
tion, he solicits a share of their patronage.
ERNEST. H. LEOBLEIN.I
Orders directed to him at Tivoli,' West \Var-
wick, will be promptly attended to.
October Ist, 1878.-3
IO ST on 1.4th September, between Fort
a IIUmilton and the R. B. Y. Club House,
A GENTLEMAN IN'S
G OLD IPS TCH,
I (n',iiglish Lever in Hunting Case), with GOLD
The above reward will be paid to any person'
bringing this dWatch to the Royal Gazette"
Office, or affording information which may lead
to its recovery. .
SOct,7, 1878.--3 3p
'rIFE UND)ERSIGNED informs the' Public
Provisions & Groceries
Can be had at his Establishment No. 34 Front
Street at so-called "Bermuda Co-operative
.Remember all Goods Sold at Co-operative
prices for Cash.
W. H. HUGHES.,
iamnilton, Sept. 17th, 1873.
The Undersigned hereby informs
.the Public- generally that
Provisiolis & Groceries
Cani be had at his Friabl shlientl, No. 27 and 2t8
Front Street, at so-called Hermuda Co-oper-
ative Store" Prices.
!aimilon,, Sept. r7lh, 1878. .
Remember-All Goods sold at Co-
operative Stor-e Ptices for Cush.
Flaits Village Boarding-
r'1-lls is a very beautiful place. Is situ-ited
a n at the junction of the roads at the Flatis,
and is known as Palmetto Grove." Is within
twventy minutes drive of ilamilton, and quite
'near the Walsingham Caves. It borders on the
beautiful sheet of water, Hlarringion Sound, a
famous place for sea bathing.
The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for-pleasure
execrsionts on the Sound another waters. Ile
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Getitle-
men Boarders on very reisoii:ihle termm.
JOHN T. PENISTON,
Feptemher 3, 1878.
SThe owner of the, Successful
WViniier of the Governor's Cup," on leaving
Bermnuda by the Canima" on Thursday ine.i,
offers him 16 Sporting Getitlemen at ia very
moderate price. He is by no means a showy
Horse ; he howeNer possesses qualities which
cannot fail to commineid him to connoisseurs and
to win the belief that none at present on the
tuif can beat him in a fair Flat, Hurdle i or
'i',ttinu race. Reference as to pedigree, tiine
of un11ning when first u1pon a 1'rack, 'and
after wards when inning the I'lnters Stakes"
last year, and the Governor's Cup" this, and
terms, may be ,made kno,%n on application either
to Surgeon Miajor J. P. STREET, 11.D., or at the
",-Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Sept. 17th, 1678. .
H.AMILTON, ierniuda, 7th Octr, 1878.
TrHE DISTRICT COMMISSARY
GENERAL will receive Tcnulers, in du-
plicate, up to 12 o'clock, noon, ..
The 18th day of October, 1878,
From Persons desirous of entering into Con-
tract for WASHING and REPAIRING
Barr'ack and Soipital
Bedding and Clothing
For Her Majesty's War Department,
EAST OF ST. GEORGE'S FERRY, 'and
WEST OF ST. GEORGE'S FERRY,
For a period of Fifteeni Months, commencing
on the 1st January, 1879.
Forms of Tender and all information can be
obtained on application at the above- Office,
daily, between the hours of 10 o'clock a.m,
and 2 p.m
The DISTRICT COMMISSArY GENERAL )re-
serves the -right of' rejecting any or all the
gPIREWORK( Fi workss! Fireworks!!!
- in great. vauiety-at Nos. 4(i and 47 Front
Pitci Pine lPuipber.
The Undersigned hao Rteceived aa
very ChoiceC \' t:GO of ,
Ex Schr. bI Rockie E. Yate&s
From J.vks nilip, FfhiniiIn,
Coiisistiifg of the u-II.Il asS irti c-nul of
DRIESEDI) FLO(t ING--t &: j x i6.1
DRESS PLANK, Square edge-1 & 1 x 2,
SCANT'ING of various sizes -
icy TEIt1MNS LOW '0 44O -.\ SI.
.. S INUHJIM..
22nd July, 1878.
A few Bags good Cleaned
September 17ih 1878.
R W. HAY WAR&CO.
General Shipping and
(P. 0. Box 3709,)
n. W. wHAYWARD, NIW YORK.
F ,.S. NASH.
\les-rs. A. W. PEROT & Co., l)emerara.
Hon. S. S. ,NHAM, I hanilfton, Iemud,. -
Jos. M. tlAYWARD, Agent R. M.. 8. Pkt. Ci.,
't. George', lBermuda.
I). I'.. SEON, Ilamiilton, Boermnida.
Septeml)ber 17, 1878.-12m ;"
The Bermuda Ci-
IllH E Undersi-nc-d having received a lot of
HAVAN \ TOB \CCO via New York
And will be pleased to Supply parties requir-
ing same. Quality guaranteedd and no Cabbage.
iThe Subscriber is willing to give Instructions
in CIGAR, MAKING to one or two Young
Mien who are desirous of making themselves
generally useful at the business. T'erns made
known on application to
T. S3A CH EZ.
Hamilton, June 18th, 1878.
T hat pleasantly situated RIE-
*1B'. SIDENCE at present occupied by W\V.
E. TALBO', ksqr. Possession given about the
1st January, 1879.
Apply at the Office of the I' Royal Gazette."
October 1st, 1878.-4 .
uN TilUR.DAY Evening last, on the
S outhli logitudia;ilt Road, between the
Flatts Village and the F ing:-r Point, Paels,-
A BLUE CLOTH LAP OR CARRIAGEL
L: ined with Waterproof.
The finder on leaving same at thle Roal
Gazett Office i ill be rewarded.
Hlamilton Sept. 24, 1878.
SHellmuth Ladies College,
Incorporated A. D. 1860,
Under the supervision of BISHOP !IEL-LMUTH.
Of sound Protestant and Evangelical
OFFERS GREAT FACILITIES FOR A THOROUGH "*
TERIM hegins September 18th.
CHARGeS, $350 per annum..
For Prospectus, &e., apply to
Rev. JAMNES HI LL, M.A.,
Principal 11. 1 C.,
32 South Street, Halifax, N.S.
Terinuda, 12th August, 1878.,
See descriptive Circular at this Otlice.
IF YOU REQUIRE
Purchase the BERMUDA RBRAND," Highly con-.
centrated, and no waste-prepared and sold hy,
Octoher 1. i78.- 2mi-
15S Frort -t.,
J. A. Cape,
Licefii.+' 4 ducgioteer
.. .... ST. THOMAS, ,
D. W. I.
Septr. 31, 1878.-12m
Two of those Clebr.ated Florence"
Kerose`ne :Oil Stove.,.
They save labour and fuel.
For Sale at cost and charges.
-W. T. JAMES,
42 Front St'-
Septeinmer 9, 1878.
A Small Carriage,
Capable of carrying 4 Persons.
For further particulars ;!pply to
September 26th, 1878.-3
R ihespectable Lady or Gentleman can Rent
a fine large Airy ED)ROOM11 (furnished
or unfurnished) with access to Drawing 'Room.
Also, the use of the Furniture in the Drawing
Room-; the use of Stove in Kitchen, or a se-
parate Kitchen and lining Room-with a priva e
Family in a pleasantly ,itu'ted l)vllin:-, about
twenty minutes walk on the Pitt's oad.
For further Particulirs apply at the Royal
Hamilton, 30t0 July, 1878.
F `A ILYG 0C
Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
English and American Preserved
Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street,
N. B.-Ships' Stores Supplied at Lowest
February 18th, 1878.-12 m
Defaced Postage Stamps.
ERSONS having any of the POSTAGE
1 STAMPII'S as below described, will hear
of a Putch-i't-r on applicatori at 'the BLermuda
Royal Gazette" Office.
Issue of 1850-(.'ircuIar--ii'reit colors,
.dil 'er t v lt le:.
2nd Issue of 1850-Rectangular.
Issue of 1856--Oblong.
;" 186-2- Type printed
'-' 1853--led, Blue
ST. LUCIA- 1b59-Green and Blue
T'IhlDAD-for 1854-(--3--different c *I-rs bear-
ing no value.
IArPBADOES AND JAM-ATCA.-5/ Stamps.
sT. i'oMiao Stamps for 16(32-5, 1874.
BRITrs I iONDU.\--
ST. THiuMAs-Orang& and Chocolate color
: TuniKs' ISLArNDS, .
; Colonial Scretary's Office,
28TH SEPTEMBER, 1878.
THTE following ACTS have been passed by
the Legislature of Bermuda during the
present Session, viz:-
No. 24.-An Act "to amend the Marine Court of
25.-iAn Act to continue "Fthe Act to provide Sa-
laries for Officers ot the Revenue Department,"
S(-No. 19, 1875).
26-An Act to amend the Act to prevent danger
from the Storage of Dangerous Commodities.
27-An Act to continue the Act providing for the
Relief of distressed Bermuda Seamen Abroad.
28.-An Act to provide for the purchase of certain
Lots of, Land in front of the Public Offices in the
Town of Hamilton.
By His Excellency's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
3 Colonial Secretary.
T HE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
tern terminus, of the Causeway now un-
dergoing certain REPATRS and ALTERATI-
-The Public is heri--)by notified that from and
after the 6th instant, and until further notice,
a portion of the B.'idge will be taken up and
the Carriage way reduced in width to about
nine feet, or thferea!bout.s.
Persons trn ,'- ling on the Causeway Road
are again requested to drive slowly over this
Cvlon ;Il S' rt.reybor.
Hamilton, 3rd August; 1878.
Q UESTION? I)o you wdnt to get GOOD
FIREWO) KS very cheap? n.wer.-
Yes! \Well, go to l. A. GRIANTHIIA\, 4'- &
47 Front St-..t.-2
For 'lurks Islands, to re-
W. O- DissciM EL, iMae
Will Sail for the above Port
On or about the 2011 i, [lst,
P >engers either way comfortably ac.oinmoda
A limited quantity of SALT nil! be for Sale
on return, and engagement list for same is open
:it the Office of the undersigned..
B. W. WVLKER CO.,
Hamilton, October 7th. 1878.
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J. B 9 g:4 7 : M
U -g -M.
>|gy0|<_ z tl
/I i .- / 0i
To (l/i whow lit fwlay (-oncern1,_
T'FIE Undersignied intendimng to
Clos B~~iii:-~,r' Spectfuli IvjI-ell IS l
PcsNUS0118Who are INdlebiIin dtohim ito Prtv their
respY CA~VV 1\ mouti f ,on ill- before Ih.--31st of,
Mlay i :e '~t. All u fl;'I tied ,A tkOU Ii f r 11119t,
dlate, tIiilesi.41 isfIictorv aringei .-nt 'be rn'ide
for the. same, w ill.. i %PirioJu rFA:\I L, be
placed in u! 4ii hands tfir ec I ci ioa.
0~I A ~c~~imlntS .ayilnSt the Subscrikher are y-e
to tI n ic d.re ;1 later 111,111 IIt of
.i iiie, ,for n"J LI -Lile lit.
J it ii ~ r 0t4) ii ~CC ptc.a~
dill u ut lthill( :i. Al market price:.
Hanii ('II,9t %pl il, 18,7e
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
.0= *-1 r
A severe Thunderstorm passed over the Islands on
the Evening of the 12th inst., lasting about 2 hours;
during which time as much as 2-62 inches of rain fell.
Hamilton, October 15, 1878.
lBERl IU DA.
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Friday, llth October, 1878.
Present-The Honorable William H. Gosling,
/ James Tucker, Recr. Genl.
There not beingg a sufficient number of Members
present to form a Quorum, the House was adjourn-
ed to Tue/day next, the 15th instant, at 11-30.
Court of General Assize.
The Honorable JOSIAH REES, Chief Justice, and
the Honorables EUGENIUS HARVEY and JAMES H.
TRIMINGHAM, Assistant Justices, presiding.
The following Indictments were laid before the
Grand Jury by S. Brownlow Gray, Esqr., Attorney
The Queen ag. Ellen Susan Paine. Felony. True
Bill. Tried and found not guilty.
The Queen ag. Eugenia Eliza Anne Eleanor Scott.
Stealing in a Dwelling House. True Bill. Tried,
but Jury not agreeing was discharged.
The Queen ay. John Durez Lewis. Assault. True
The Queen ag. James Collins. Felonious Wound-
ing. True Bill. Tried and found guilty. Sen-
tenced to be imprisoned for 1 year in St. Geor-
ges Gaol with hard labour according to Law.
The Queen ag. Henry Williams Meer. Assault,
&c. True Bill., Tried and found guilty. Sen-
tenced to be imprisoned for 6 calendar months in
St. Georges Gaol with hard labour according to
The Queen ag. John Powell. Stealing from the
Person. True Bill. Tried and found guilty.
Sentenced to be imprisoned for 6 calendar months
in St. Georges Gaol with hard labour according
The Queen ag. Turini Luigi. Unlawful wounding.
True Bill. Tried and acquitted.
-The Queen ag. William Henry Bean. Felonious
Wounding. True Bill. Tried and found guilty
of unlawful wounding.
The Queen ag. William Adams Roberts. Forgery.
Bill not found.
The Queen ag. Anna Simmons. Obtaining goods
on false pretences. True Bill. Tried and found
guilty. Sentenced to be imprisoned for 6 calen-
dar months in Hamilton Gaol without hard la-
The Queen ag. Joseph George Darrell. Forgery.
Bill not found.
The Queen ag. Antonio Sundi. Felonious Wound-
ing. True Bill. Tried and found guilty. Sen-
tenced to be imprisoned for 4 months in the Gaol
at St. Georges with hard labour according to
The Court is adjourned to this (Tuesday) morn-
ing at. 10 o'clock.
Oct. 7-Brigt. T. H. A. Pitt, Outerbridge, Liverpool,
N.S.; 20,000 onion box shocks, 60,000 tomato box
ends, 10.000 laths, 25 drums codfish, 2 spars, 3,000
feet lumber, to T. H. Pitt.
10-Barque Falcon, Burt, London ; 341 ions Govern-
ment stores.-Agents, N. T. Butterfield & Son.
Oct. 11-Barkentine Satellite, Winter, Turks Islands.
Brigt. T. H. A. Pitt, Steed, Shediac, N.B.; 20 bls.
sugar, 2 puns. molasses.
CUSTOM IHOUSE-ST. GEORGES.
Oct. 10-Am. Sehr. Iris, Jones, of Boston, bound to
Goree, West Coast of Africa; in distress (see below)
Agents, W. C. Hyland & Co.
10-Am. Barque Rocket, Pickering, New York bound
to Hobart Town ; assorted cargo.-Agents, W. C.
Hyland & Co.
14-Barque Eliza Barss, Hollis, New York; cattl,
hay, moal and salt, to Trott & Cox.
Brigt. Adaline Richardson, McFadden, of Portland,
from St. Groix; cargo molasses and sugar; in dis-
tress ; 1..-kinii and lost of spars and sails.-Agents,
W, C. 11)1 Inl & Co.
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS, PORT OF ST. GEORGE.
Barque Hornet, reloading and repairing.
Barque Rocket, Pickering, awaiting orders.
Brigt. Adaline Richardson, McFadden, awaiting orders.
Schr. George B. Douglass, Bryant, repairing.
Sehr. Maria, Been, on the Marine Slip.
In ihe Satellite, Mr. Thorburn llutchings.
The American Schooner Iris, Captain Jones, which
left St. Georges on the 27th ultimo-after having un-
dergone needful repairs-to proceed to Gorce, West
Coast of Africa-her original destination-was towed
into St. Georges on Tuesday last in a most crippled
state and under jury masts. Captain J. reports that
on the 2tli, the day after his leaving, the weather was
calm, on the 29th there was a moderate breeze from the
Eastward, on the 30th the wind increased to a strong
breeze, and on the 1st October to a gale. On the
morning of the 2nd, then in Lat. 34"25 Long. 63*34,
encountered a severe gale, with a tremendous cross
sea. As the day advanced the gale increased
and in the afternoon the vessel laboured much: the
galley and everything moveable on deck were washed
overboard, and part of the bulwarks on the starboard
side carried away. On the 3rd, 4th and 5th there was
a succession of heavy gales from E. S. E. and S. E.,
during which the vessel was thrown down, and the fore-
mast cut away to right her-then in Lat. 32"29, Long.
65"31-the ship having been on the 3rd put about to
turn to Bermuda. On the 3th a hurricane prevailed.
At 6 p.m. was struck by a sea which broke the main
boom. washed away bulwarks, broke 7 timber heads and
half filled the cabin with water. At 6-30 of same the
mainmast went, falling on the bowsprit, which 'levered
the sampson post, the windlass and part of the deck ;
the holes thus occasioned in the deck were filled up as
,best they could be with blankets, quilts and other
clothes, to prevent the water getting among the cargo.
Ilovi anchors, cables, and part of cargo overboard to
lighten the vessel. On the 7th, the gale having moder-
ated. :i...e.1 jurymasts, and on the afternoon of the 8th
was towed into St. George's, Bermuda, as before stated.
-Agents, W. C. HIyland & Co.
The Barque Rocket, Pickering, Master, of and from
New York out 10 days, bound to Hobart Town, arrived
2.-That a Race Meeting be held this year about
'the first 'week in December.
3.-That the following Gentlemen be requested to
act on the Committee:
Hon. Eugenius, Harvey, Lt. Carpenter, A.D.C.,
Dr. Sinclair, P.M.O., An Officer R.A. and R.E.,
R. D. Darrell, Esqr., So- An Officer 19th Regt.,
licitor General, An Officer 46th Regt.,
T. F. J. Tucker, Esqr., An Officer Comt. Dept.,
M.C.P., An Officer R.N.
Dr. Outerbridge, M.D.,
Dr. Park Tucker, M.D.,
4.-That the Committee be requested to draw up a
proposed programme and conditions.
5.-That a General Meeting be held in the Town
Hall, Hamilton, on Friday, 18th October, at 2
p.m., to consider the programme and conditions
drawn up by the Committee.
6.-That Subscription Lists be opened at the Yacht
Club, the Royal Gazette" Office, &c.
THE HAMILTON HOTEL.
We learn, from what we deem very good autho-
rity, that Mrs. Dodge, the lessee of the Hamilton
Hotel, does not intend coming to Bermuda this
winter, nor has she made, nor does she seemingly
intend making, any arrangement for the present at
least, to re-open the Hotel. This will be unfortun-
ate. The lax manner in which the Hotel was
managed during the past winter was injurious, in a
pecuniary point of view, not only to the Town, but
to the Bermudas generally. To have the Hotel
closed altogether for the season will have a most
unfortunate tendency for its interests for years to
come. It is reasonable to suppose that very many
persons, residents of the Northern States-invalids
and others-who have been in the habit of "going
down South" during the winter months, seeking
health or recreation, will be prevented doing so the
coming season, in consequence of the prevalence of
yellow fever, in many of those districts to which they
were in the habit of resorting-would have found
their way to Bermuda, and we should doubtless have
had a greater number of visitors this, than in any
previous year. But when they learn that the
Hotel is closed, they will, of course, go elsewhere.
We have, to be sure, many very comfortable
Boarding Houses in the Town of Hamilton and its
near neighborhood, as well as in St. George's,
Still they cannot accommodate anything near the
number that would have found a home in that
commodious Hotel, were it in operation, and there
are many persons, too, who vastly prefer an Hotel
to that of a Boarding House, however comfortable
the latter may be.
YELLOW FEvER REMEDIES.-An epidemic so ex-
tensive as that which has ravaged the Lower Miss-
issippi Valley-this summer-so deadly and so little
controlled by treatment-naturally excites the im-
agination of all men whose thoughts have been
'given to the treatment of disease, and has particu-
larly emphasized the opinion that the present state
of knowledge of this class of diseases is a reproach
to medical science. It is natural that this impres-
sion should have extended to France, and it will
not surprise any one that an ingenious chemist of
Fdcamp, in that country, laes sent, through the
United States Consul at Havre, for use in New
Orleans in the treatment of the lever, a substance
the basis of which is chlorine. As all the theories
of the propagation oi this disease attribute it to a
microscopic parasite of uncertain origin, and as
chlorine is an agent of knoin energy in the des-
truction of such sources of disease, the proposed
remedy has in its favor the fact that it seems to be
rationally in accordance with what is known of the
requirements of cure. We hope it may receive in
the hands of those to whom it is consigned the trial
it seems to merit.--New York Herald, Oct. 7.
off these Islands on the 6th instant, to reship two sell-
men and to repair pumps. The vessel was left in
charge of the 1st Officer. She became entangled
amongst the Sea Adventure reefs ; from which she was
extricated by the crows of the gig boats Conqueror and
Bermuda. The R. came into St. George's Harbour on
The Brigt. Adaline Richardsan, of Portland, State
of Maine, Capt. McFadden, left Santa Cruz on 26th
Sept., bound to New York with a cargo of sugar and
molasses. On the 29th encountered a gale of wind.
which terminated in a hurricane. On the 30th lost
spars, sails, rigging, and all-attached, and caused a bad
leak. On the 3rd instant bore up for Bermuda and. ar-
rived in Five Fathom Hole on the evening of the 13th,
and was towed into 'St. George's by Tug Ackermann
on the morning of yesterday.-Agents, W. C. Hyland
Two full rigged ships, supposed to be East India-
men, passed the Islands from S. E. to N. W, on Wed-
nesday last; did not come near enough to be commu-
A steamer came in from the East on Thursday and
passed off to Westward without showing any signal.
Supposed to be of the New Orleans English line.
The Brigantine, also made off on Thursday, was the
Mary Annie, of Plymouth, supposed to be bound in.
Light winds and strong S. W. currents have kept her
MUNICIPAL ELECTION, ST. GEORGES.
Monday, the 7th instant, was the day set apart
for the nomination of Mayor, Aldermen and
Common Council for the Town of St. George for the
ensuing year. The assemblage of electors and
others at the Town Hall at the hour appointed on
that day, was greater, we are informed, than usual.
The -Worshipful W. T. Roberts took the chair.
The meeting was addressed by several Gentlemen
and at the conclusion of the time appointed by law,
the Chairman read the nominations:-
MAYOR- J. H. Thies-being the only nomin.
action for the Office of Mayor,-was in due course
declared by the Chairman to be duly chosen.
-There being four persons nominated for the Of-
flee of Aldermen and seven for the Office of Com-
mon Councilmen- three' only being required for the
former and five only for the latter-it became ne-
cessary that a Poll should be opened for the election
of Members, and Wednesday at 11 a.m. was the
day and hour appointed for the election to take
place, and which was accordingly observed. At 4
p.m. on that day-the hour fixed for closing-the
Votes were declared to stand as follows:-
Fon ALDERMEN :
1-J. A. Atwood................. 30
2-F. A. S. Hunter, M.D..........26
3-W. C. Hyland................22
W. H. Griset .................19
FOR COMMON COUNCIL:
1-J. M. Hayward ...............30
2-A. Inglis..... ............... 26
4-C. W. MeCallan.............. 22
5-Henry J. Gilbert..............18
J. R. Duerden................ 14
The Chairman having given his casting vote
to Mr. Henry H. Gilbert-who had tied in number
of votes with Mr. Wm. McCallan-the Chairman
declared those numbered 1, 2, 3, in the first instance
as being duly elected Aldermen, and those numbered
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, in the second instance, as being duly
elected Common Councilmen.
BERMUDA HUNT RACES.
At the General Meeting held in the Town Hall,
Hamilton, on Saturday, 12th October, 1878, T.
FOWLE TUCKER, Esqr. in the Chair, it was decided:
1.-That in future the Annual Race Meeting be
held in November or December and not in June
In reply His Excellency expressed himself in a
few well chosen words. He considered the object
of the meeting very praiseworthy; and one in
which he took great interest. He was pleased to
see so large an attendance.
An interesting match took place at Warwick-
Range last week, between 6 picked shots of the
B. Company 46th Regt., who had just completed
their annual course of musketry, and 6 of the Per-
manent party of that Regiment, stationed at War-
wick Camp, which resulted in an easy victory for
the Warwick team, beating their opponents at each
distance, and finally by the large amount of 82
points. This is not to be surprised at, as we hear
of one or two very energetic spirits about Rifle
shooting in that quarter and we hope that this is
only the first of a series of matches we may have to
record. The shooting of Sergt. Anderson at. 500
yards deserves special mention, making 33 points
out of a possible 35; and the general shooting of
Corpl. Symonds who made the splendid score of 78.
The weather was boisterous at the longer range
which accounts for the greatly reduced scores made
there. The following is the score. 7 rounds at
each distance; Wimbledon targets.
SB foMPANV 4f6TH ]RnrE GI N '
Cr.-Sgt. Harding...... 18
Lc.-Sgt. Jennings.... 20
Pvt. Parsons........... 20
PERMANENT PARTY, WARWICK CAMP.
Lt. Crozier, I. of M....28 26 10
S. J. M. Gillard.......23 15 19
Sgt. Simms...........26 21 6
" Anderson......... 20 337
Cpl. Wayer...........22 19 1
Symonds..... ..30 23 25
FROM NEW YORK.
The Barque Eliza Barss, Captain Hollis, with' a
prime loadof oxen, arrived at St. Georges yester-
day morning, after a beautiful run of five days
from New York.
We have to thank Capt. Hollis and Mr. Steward
Pearman, for files of that City's papers of the 8th
THE DOMINION GOVERNMENT.
Reported Resignation of Mr. Mackenzie-Lord Duf-
Jerin's Action and Expected Departure-The Inter-
QUEBEC, Oct. 6.-Lord Dofferin left here sud.
denly to-night by special train for Ottawa, having,
according to report, previously received Mr. Mac-
kenzie's resignation. It is possible that the report
may be premature, but the Premier has certainly
intimated to His Excellency his intention to resign
immediately, and will not wait longer than to-mor.
row. Lord Dufferin will either accept Mr. Mac-.
kenzie's resignation and immediately send for Sir
John A. Macdonald, or will request the Premier to
retain office and tender his resignation to the Mar-
quis of Lorne, in order that the new Governor
General may select his own premier. The first
course is most likely to be adopted. If the Gover-
nor sails for England on Satuirday the frigates now
here will escort him out to sea. -
During the Interregnii.- General Sir Paliick Mcr
Dougall, commander of Her Majesty's forces in
Canada, has arrived here from, Halifax with a bril-
liant staff, and will administer the government of
the Dominion during the interregnum between the
departure of Lord Dufferin for England and the
arrival-of the Marquis.
OTTAWA, Ont., Oct. 7--Lord Dufferin and his suite
arrived here to-day. A meeting of the Privy Council
was held, at which His Excelloncy the present Pre-
mier and several members of his Cabinet were present.
After some discussion it was decided that Mr. Mac-
kenzie should resign to-morrow. It was also under-
stood that the Governor General had sent for Sir John
A. Macdonald, and that he will begin the formation of
a new Ministry immediately. Lord Dufferin is ex-
pected to leave town again early to-morrow.
The Australian Cricketers have arrived in Cana-
da, and on the 9th played the Toronto team. Aus-
tralians first innings made 123, Canadians 100.
Second innings Canadians 54, the Australians then
went to bat, and beat the Canadians with eight
wickets to spare. During the game the maaj in
charge of the Australians' wardrobe absconded
with five valuable gold watches.
FREDERICK' TIESIGER, LORD CnrIEIMSFORD, D.C.L.-
A cable despatch from London announces that Lord
Chelmnsforl, formerly Lord Chancellur of England, is
dead,. Lord Chelmsford was twice Lord High Chan-
cellor of England, and was one of the most disting-
uished of modern jurists in the country.
of-war "Labourdonnais" and "'Tourmaline" were
sent for by their respective Consuls, to render a#-
sistance, if necessary, and are still there. Last'
accounts state that all is quiet. Much distress,
YELLOW FEVER IN NEW ORLEANS AND
NEIGHBORHOOD ON THE 8TH.
NEW ORLEANS--Totalcases in 24 hours 713, deaths
Reports from the country very gloomy, indeed.
JACKSON. Miss., 50 new cases, 15 deaths.
DECATEUR, Ala.--The fever here is, worse than
ever, the disease has been pronounced malignant
MEMPHIS.-23 deaths in the city, and 12 outside
-57 new cases reported by the Howard Medical
VicKAFBURG.-The fever abating in the Town but
spreading in the country. 50 cases in Madison
PORT GIBSON.-The fever still spreading alarm-
ingly in the country.
CAIRO.'-Most of the suspicious cases have de-
veloped into yellow fever, and the cold weather has
resulted most unfavorably.
HOLLY SPRINQis.-Total number of deaths 235.
We see that a Dr. Blackburn is' reported among
the deaths from yellow fever at Vicksburg, Miss.,
42 YELLOW FEVER AT NORFOLK.-Britsh steamer
62 Benvourlich, from New Orleans, at Norfolk, Va., in
47 distress; The crew suffering from yellow fever.
33 The steward died on passage, the others- convales-
-- cing. The B. is aground at quarantine with severall
285 leaks in her bottom.
Wgg" We have been requested to direct atten-
tion to the fact that there will be a General Meet-
ing of all interested in Horse Racing, at' the Town
Hall, Hamilton, at 2 o'clock on Friday next. We
hope that the meeting will be a full one, and that
those who have hitherto encouraged such sports
will not fail to be present.
THE WAR IN AFGHANISTAN.
Jamrood, at one end of the Kh3ber Pass, Is
twenty-six mile, from Dhaka, at the other end;
and at the latter place some forces of the Ameer of
Cabul are concentrated, while some of England's
Hindoo soldiers are at the former. In fact, there-
fore, In view of this proximity of hostil.- forces, col-
lision may be regarded as imminent, and the report
already sent fiom India, and also already contra.
dicted, in regard to tbe storming of All Musjld
seems to imply that the Indian troops are on the
march to force the pass. Ali Musjid is a fort ih the
pass, five miles from the main entrance. It had
been dismantled in former times and reconstructed ;
and its capacity for resistance is therefore somewhAt
doubtful. Should the'place be stormed the advance
will secure a point of importance in the prosecution
of their march; but it does not follow that they
will be safely through the pass. On the other hand
an ineffectual attempt to stoim it would be an un-
pleasant incident in a very precipitate advance.
British officers have painful cause to know the dif.
ficulties of the way from Peshawur to Cabul, and
it would not seem likely that they should fall into
rash blunders at this time if it were not well known
that the experience of former war goes for little in
cases of this nature.-New York Herald, Oct. 8.
NEWFOUNDLAND.-The Harbor Grace Stanford of
the 20th Sept., reports that a number of Trinity Bay
fishermen resolved to try deep sea fishing in the
waters of Bay Bulls Arm and Smith and Random
Sounds. They met with encouraging success.
A correspondent of the St. John's Times, writing
from Brooklyn, Bonavista Bay, under date Sept, 2
says ;-" The crops, excepting bay, are very good;
oats and barley are growing well, and potatoes and
cabbage are in abundance. There is plenty of
game here. Any quantity of geese, black duck, part.
tridge and bare. Some of our fishing fleet
arrived from the Straits last week. The fleet that
arrived did well. They report favorably of others."
The St. John's Timea of the 25th has the follow-
On the 18th August twenty-five moa landed at
Little Bay from Belts Cove, for the purpose of
working the wonderful copper mine there. At that
time not a stroke had been made towards mining,,
nor even building, for those men had to build
themselves huts and boughs of boards. Now there
are about 450 men there; a tramway built of a
mile long, houses, stores, wharves, and still the work
of progress goes on.T.-On Saturday, 21st Sept., the
steamer Zinto would probably sail from there with
1,100 or 1,200 tons of No. 1 ore-mined, or rather
vuairied from this wonderful place in the short
apace of five w.veks. A bright future seems to be
just dawning on Green Bay, and we may hope to
see it very socn a wealthy mining district, giving
honest aind remunerative employment to hundreds of
our labourers and a market for all the produce that
can be raised in the Bay.
"YE OLDEN TYME TEA DRYNCKINGE," rom the West Indies and Demerara.
At the Mechanics' Hall, in this Town, on Wed- -
nesday evening last, by the young Ladies and The R. M. Steamer Beta, ICaptain Shaw, arrived
Gentlemen of Zion's Wesleyan Church, was a sue- yesterday from St. Thomas, much to the surprise of
cess. The Hall was well filled-indeed crowded. everyone interested in this vessel's movements, as
Among those present were His Excellency Major- she did not leave here for St. Thomas till the
General Sir R. M. Laffan, who kindly patronized morning of the 6th inst.
the undertaking, His Honor the Chief Justice and We have received some few of our exchange
Mrs. Rees, Dr. Sinclair, P.M.O. and Mrs. Sinclair, West India and Demerara files by the Beta.
, &c., &c. The "ladyes and gentlemen" of the olden The steamer Bahama at St. Thomas from New
time were correct representatives of their great York on the 9th after a very rough passage.
grandfathers and mothers, not only in dress and ANARCHY AT THE ISLAND OF ST. CRoix.-We are
manners, but also in hospitality. It is seldom that ratified to find b the St. Thomas papers that the
so large a company assemble and separate with rioting at the Island of St. Crox, among the Negroes,
such evidentpleasure; there seemed to be not a is not so fearful as we were led to believe by the
complaining voiceindeed there could not be. New York papers. It is however bad enough. On
The amount realized was 30 and will, we un- the 7th confidence was restored. The total num-
derstand, be used as a fund for the relief of the de- ber of Estates destroyed is estimated at 60, many of
serving poor of our community. We trust our of Estates destroyed is estimated at 60 many of
young friends will provide a similar entertainment the works have escaped; 20 estates unharmed.
for the Christmas Holidays. Only one planter, Mr. Fontain, and 2 soldiers have
Soon after His Excellency the Governor entered lost their lives; other planters who were reported
the Hall, the following Address was presented His murdered have made their appearance.
Excellency by Mrs. Hollies, on behalf of the Comn- The principal ringleader, John Louis, was brought
mittee of Management:- A into the town of St. Croix on the 6th by the volun-
mittee of Management : teers. Between seventy and eighty rioters have, up
May it please Your Excellency; to the present, been shot.
With unfeigned pleasure we greet you to the The cause of the insurrection in Santa Cruz is
hospitalities of our Old Tyme Tea Drynekin.qe. said to be a disagreement between the negroes and
Children of these modern times-dressed in the the planters regarding labor contracts.
costumes of a by-gone-age-we claim to possess
the warm hearts and generous hands that made our From James T. Abbott and Co's, St. Thomas,
mothers of the past famous throughout the world. Circular of the 10th instant, we copy :-
The striking contrast between the fashions of the "We have to report that the Country Labourers
past and the present, suggests the well known truth in St. Croix revolted on the night of the lst instant
concerning the transitoriness of all earthly things. and set fire to the Town of Fredericksted which is
But these changes are of the surface only. Such nearly all destroyed. They were driven out of the
features of heart as Truth, Gentleness, Purity, Cha- Town by the Military when they went into the
rity, are 'always the same. We trust that these country and set fire to the different Estates in their
qualities-so conspicuous in our Mothers-are not rout. As soon as the news reached us, the Gover-
entirely wanting in the daughters. sist the e- nor with all the soldiers that could be spared and a
Our object here this evening is to assist the de- number of volunteers, proceeded to St. Croix in R.
serving poor. In this work we feel both honored M. S. Arno," placed at L disposalby the Gene
andencouragedby your generous assistance andsal by the Ge-
and encouraged by your generous assistance and ral Superintendent of said Company and succeeded
gracious patronage., in keeping the rebels out of the Town of Bassin,
We thank you, kind Sir, and fervently pray that wbich is still safe and well guarded., The military
and volunteers bad brought in some 150 prisoners,
We have the honor to be, among them several ringleaders who were court-
Your Excellency's Most Obedient Servants. martialed and shot. The French and English men-.
[p Hungary it is dreaded that the complications
arisiag out of the occupation of Bosnia may lead to
actual war between Turkey and Austria.
The French Government is about despatching
a powerful fleet to the Mediterranean in anticipa-
Lion of troubles between Turkey and Greece.
President MacMahon has appointed the 27th
instant for the meeting of the Senatorial Electoral
.colleges and the elections are to take place on the
Intelligence from Copenhagen states that a
stormy discussion took place in the Danish Cham-
bers on Monday last and it is predicted that the
majority will defeat every Government measure.
Londou despatches port that a disastrous
storm passed over Great Britain on the 9th.
From Constantinople it is announced that the
Russians will retain Adrianople until the Berlin
treaty is fulfill 4.
Our Navywould appear to be once more in a state
ot transition. From wood we weat over twenty years
ago to thile more (xpensivce iron, anti now this has been
in part superseded by a still costlier material-steel.
We have a flutilla of steel vessels fitting for sea, con-
sisting of two powerful despatch boats and six fleet
corvettes, a steel-clad battle-ship is being designed,
and the order has gone forth that with regard to iron-
Luilt ships, in all the salient portions where great
strength is desirable, steel is to take the place of the
less expensive metal. Steel gives more strength in
the case of unarmored vessels than iron, and it is
superior to the latter for keeping out heavy shot, when
the bulwarks consist of thick metal plates. There is,
Ji fact, only one drawback to its universal employment
in the Navy, and that is its expense; fortunately, we
in this country shall not feel the difficulty so much as
our neighbours, and it ever steel-clad men-of-war
come into general use, it will only be well-to-do coun.
tries that can afford a navy.
ROYAL GAZETTE OFFICE,
81 p.m., October 14.'
Captain Vesey, passenger per Canima, has very
kindly called at our Office to bring us a New York
paper of the 10th instant.
He came up from the Canima-wbleh vessel an-
choied in Murray's Anchorage at too late an hour
to come into port-in the Mail-boat. The 7. left
Neu York at the usual hour on Thursday, and has
had a very rough passage.
We have also to thank Mr. Purser 'Gale for co-
pious files of papers of latest dates.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, last evening, from -
New York-Bishop Fallows, Mr. andl Mrs. E. T.
Chill Miss N. A. Sprague, Miss Lee. Miss A. G.
Lee, Commissary General Lilley, Capt. Newman and
Lieuts. Verschoyle and Perkins, 4dthl Regf., Captain
Vesoy, Messrs. Thos. W Hunt and L4 Kinman. 2nd
Cabin-.T. C. Boyle, Charles Nimumo. Steerage-
Sir John A. McDonald was,, on the 9th- instant*
informed by Earl Dufferin, that it was the desire of
Her Majesty that he should form an administration
in accordance with the wishes of the people of the
Dominion as recently expressed at the polls.
A MOST SERIOus BASK FAILURE (Scotland.)-We
regret to notice by the latest papers that the City
of Glasgow Bank closed its doors on the 2nd inst.
Its liabilities are slated to be $50,000,000. This is
the heaviest Bank failure in Scotland since 1857.
The failure is reported to have arisen from advances
to the amount of X6,000,000 to four firms of East
India Merchants. Much of the stock is held
by ladies and gentlemen who lived retired on a
moderate competence, and now find themselves rc-
duced from circumstances of comfort to absolute
THE SANTA CRUZ INSURRECTION.-Despatches
received yesterday from the Island of Santa Cruz
say, that over 100 estates, between FrederickaWet
arid Constitution Hill, have been laid waste, and
that Frederickstet is in ashes. As far as known
only one white person, Major -Gillett, has been
killed. He was Chief of Police, More than 300
negroes were killed on the estate Anais. Thereate
only fifty soldiers on the Island, and the population
is 3,000 white and 22,000 negroes. The troubles
grew out of a new labor act requiring the negroee
to support themselves.-Newa York Sun, Oetobei 10,
THE AFGHAN WAR.-The Stan'lard's" corres-
pondent at Simla telegraphs on Wednesday night
October 10, that he is'nform.fl. on what he believes
good authority, that Gen. Rc--e's column ha? passed
Ali Musjid and is: advancing on Dakka, which
will be.captured on Thursday at any cost.
THE IMPENDING AFGHAN WAR--LONDON, Oct. 9.
-A dispatch to the "Standard" from Allahabad
states that on the appearance of a strong Afghan
force in a threatening attitude near Jamrood, the
garrison of the latter place was reinforced to seven
infantry regiments and'three batteries. General
Ross, commanding at Jamrood. was preparing to
clear the Lower Pass and assault Ali-Musjid, when
he was ordered to await further reinforcements, as
it was judged unadvisable to run the slightest risk
of a check.
FIVE WESLEYAN MISSIONARIES KILLED AND
EATEN.-SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 9.-In New Zealand
five Wesleyan missionaries have been murdered
and eaten by the bush natiyas near the Walicola
coast. Eighty of the tribe were killed by traders
and coast natives in retaliation.
Panama dates, Sept. 24, report that work was
begun 15th in the port of Buenaventura on the pro-
jected railroad to connect the Valley of the Cauca
with the Pacific.
LATEST FROM EUROPE AND THE EAST.
NEW YORK, 7th Oct.-From India it is seated
that the British forces have captured the fort of Ali
Musjid in the Khyber Pass in anticipation of the
movement on Afghanistan.
Constantinople advices intimate that the Turkish
Government delays the introduction in Asia Minor
of the administrative reforms proposed by Eng-
In Official circles, it is current that Italy is seek-
ing.to obtain in Egypt an influence similar to that
held by France and England.
The deaths are announced of Lord Chelmsford
and Sir Francis Grant, P. R. A.
NEW YORK, 8th October.-From India it is re-
ported that the British forces have gained further
successes oa the Afghan frontier.
The English Cabinet has abandoned the idea of
making the Afghan difficulty an Imperial question
and decided to leave the matter to be dealt with
by the Indian authorities.
Vienna de catches announce that the resign.
tion of the Ministry has been accepted, but at the
Emperor's request, they will remain in Office until
a pew Cabinet is formed.
'h'b death is reported of Mr. G.H. Whalley,
%.P. for Peterborough.
.New YORK, 9th Ottober--From India it is an-
souinced that the British attack on the Khiber Pass
bai been deferred, and that Shere Al is massing
his troops on the frontier. i .
I -, I MV.LIL Atr-%llaLZLNI. ,
IERMITDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
"A NEW PIECE OF BERMUDA HOG MONEY
OF THE VALUE OF TWO PENCE."
A copy of a very interesting Pamphlet, by Lieut.-
Gen. Sir. J. i. Lefroy, C.B.. F.R.S., our late Gov-
kinor, under the above title, and of which the! fol-
lowing is a copy, has been obligingly sent us by its
able aud indefatigalble author: .
"I g-ave in a former number of the Chronicle
(vol. xvi. p. 153) sofime acccuut of two pieces of Hog
Money of the value of xiid. anud vid. respectively,
and was not then aware that any other piece exist-
ed. Shortlv, however, before leaving Bermuda in
1877, a coloured native brought me the specimen
'figured in the annexed wood-cut, which is of the
value of lid., nud is entirely new. All that I could
collect from him was that a child playing on the
south shore of the i.landl, not far from Port Royal,
bad picked it up on the beach, apparently washed
up. It is in very fair preservation, and the figure
of the hog very spirited.
Obv.-Figuire of a Log under the numeral II.
with no legend.
SRev.-A slip with three masts, flying the cross
S of St. George at each mast-head.
"The researches of the Historical MS. Commis-
sion have brought to light a very interesting docu--
ment among what .were, formerly known as. the.
Yelverton MSS., ndw in Lord Calthorpe's'posses-
sion, consisting of.the. proceedings of a commission
of sixteen merchants and others appointed by the
Lords of the Council, under date 10th May, 1607.
to. report to his Majesty- t '
"'Ffirst of the Inconveniences wch bci t- this"
kingdom, wn our moneyes are under_.. .. :,-
other nations, and their moneys overvalued eitihr
i by publicke authorities or prouisition (sic) amongst'
Secondly what benifit would grow vnto the comion-
the merchants, wealth by the reformation thereof,
if according vuto justice and equitie the price of
exchange wc:c ruled according to true value for
value or par pro pari, the waighte and finenesse of
money being proportionably considered.'
"The result is a series of valuable report- and'
enclosures, some of them dated October, 16' i, and
July, 1612,. the latter bearing the signatures of Tho.
Parry and Fra. Bacon, which by the very-obliging
liberality of Lord Calthorpe, I have been permit ted
to peruse. As might, perhaps, have been expected,
there is no reference made in- them to the license
given to the Virginia Company in 1612 to provide
a curreney for their plautation-a precedent ex-
tended in 1615 to the Bermuda Company; but they
disclose in a striking manner the condition of things
which made such a concession indispensable. The
staringenc of the laws then in force against the
exportation of coin from the realm was such that it
would appear to have been impossible otherwise to
hate furnished the young plantations with necessary.
currency; and its scarcity, due to causes which awe
carefully investigated, had created great and well-
founded alarm. Of these causes a falling-off in the
quantity of silver brought to the Mint for conrve-
sion into coin is one of the principal. In the last
seven years of the reign of Elizabeth the quantity
of silver coined amounted iu value to S44,433, and
in seven years (1611-1617) of James I. to no more
than 57",689; the gold coiued in the same periods
being respectively of the values of 104,280 and 1,-
546,309.* This falling-off in silver is traced not to
any diminution in the quantity of the metal brought
into the kingdom, but to the high royalty charged
on 'coiuage-30s. per lb. weight of gold,, 2s. 6d. nei-
lb. weight of silver; to the immense- consumption
of the precious metals for purposes of luxury; and
to the payment for foreign commodities in coin of a
fineness somewhat superior to that of other coun-
tries, which was thus continually drained out of
the' realm. It was in vain that the export of coin
bad been for a long period made felony, and was
efen then attended with the forfeiture of double its
value. The reports show in a most instructive
manner how the instinct of trade defies and evades
restrictions; and while they fail to propose reme-
dies which stand the test of modern commercial
experience, they are exceedingly interesting in the
proof they afford that the principles of political-
economy were even thus early in our history for-
cing their.vay iiito recognition, and exacting penal-
ties for disobedience. It would be foreign to the
present communication to enlarge on this subject,
but I may be permitted to express the hope that
the document may some day be published.
S'From April 1617, to Feb., 1620, silver money
waq coined only to the amount of 1,070 15s. 4d.
(Hawkimis, 1841, p. 159). The scarcity of the metal
began to be relieved in 1621 by the working of the
SWelsh mines (id.).: "
THE FAVOR OF A QUEEN.
From the New York Times.
There is a pretty story to the eftict that Admiral
Si" Edward Inglelield, when a young officer, had the
hucl(on pne oceeission to be particularly handy in as.
silting the Queen down a slhip-ladder. Hcr Mnjeslvy
taok a lancy to the young fellow, inquired hii name,
fid.thcn said: You have helped me down the lad-,
der ; 1 must try and help you up it. If ever you need
any special aid, let me know.'' Years went by, and the
Admiral was too smart an officer to need any adventi-
ous assistance, but at length hle found linmself in a
hobble, since, under certain Admiralty regulations, he
would be compelled, in the ordinary course of events,
to accept iramrik which probably would practically
"shelve" him. At this juncture he found means to
remindu the Queen of thie ladder episode. Her MAlijes-
ty, who never forgets her friends or their laces, was
as good as-her word, and thIe Admiral, by being sent
out .here as naval attache, contrived, under some limi-
station exempting irom thle rule officers on special ser-
vie,, r6 gain his desired object. In common with all
his officers, he cannot but Ieel highly gratified at the
more than cordial reception 'cecorded to the Queen's
ships at Newport ; and, on the other hand, it is fortu-
nate that thec pBrilishl Admiralty should be represent ed
by a genth mnan of such peculiarly agreeable social
qualities. Besides thli, his residence at Washington
made him iitii,,alely aqpiainkted with many leading
Ainericans, and rendlbreil himi therefore a pam-rticularly
fitting officer to cqne in command to these shores.
France is making a long step to meet us on the
Chlan el. A tunn el is, at the best, a thing of the
future, and a morp comfortable class of steamers than
wte lively little boats in which we now danee heross
the silver streak" is inimpsible without better har-
bours. The difficulties, however, are very great. ,"The
Channel is more esposld;l the continual but variable
action of winds, tides, and currents than any other
narrow tsea in the world. Grinding the rock' ito
shingle and sand, the elements conspire to give us all
the shingle and our neighbours all the sand, which,
for a hundred milds or so, is perpetually throwing up
bars and changing tihe seaways. As .this mischief is
chiefly close to tho shore, France is now leaving the
shore and advhnicing, coiisiderably more than a mile
into the sleepp sea. \Vith more than three miles of
e('ib:ainkient and pier, she is rcclaiming from the
occan waste 339 :icrcs of quiet water, in the middle of
which is to be built the new Port of Boulogne. In so
vast an area any ,number offishiing boats, merchahtmen
and pleasure yachts, besides packets, will have plenty
ol room to iile safely, with five or six miles ot quay
for landings, sturcs, and office. The new Boulogne
Mill indeed be on the sea. When we read of the
whole estimate falling under a million, we cannot
forget that, b(cidi.s the lo~ laiiling pier,' it is pro-
posed to make more than two miles of breakwater.
Plyvnouth breakwater, not qujiite a mile JonZ, cost a
million and a hall, notwithstanding some facilities that
. we mis.s in the present undertaking.
.Operalions- for raising the Grosser Kurfurst arc
now being pressed forward with activity. It is
proposed to use a pontoon which is fitted with an
escape valve, so that as the pressure of water de-
creases in the lifting operation the air will pass out,
and make it impossible for the pontoon to burst.
This kind of pontoon was tried with success in rais-
ing the anchorof the vessel, which weighed nine tons,
the time occupied in bringing it to the surface being
only nine minutes. The Krupp cannons in the ship,
which are worth .',000 each, will be first brought
up, to lessen the difficulty in recovering the hull.
Among the Jnapauebse books, lately added to the
library of the British Museum is the first volume of
a translation of Sir Edward Creasy's "Fifteen De-
cisive Battles of the World." The author's name
appears as Idowaruda Kureshi, and the volume con-
siqts of the account of the battle of Marathon.
The eagerness of investors and chemists to dis-
cover mew and more powerful explosives than any
previously known continues unabated, and a new
material, called tonite, or cotton powder, is now an-
nounced. Ordinary gunpowder, or the waste of that
substance, is steeped in nitric acid and left in a moist
Ftate to disintegrate, passed between heavy rollers,
and then subjected to frequent washing. Tonite
consists of that macerated pyroxiline oi gun-cotton,
intimately mixed up in a rolling mill with about an
equal quantity of baryta. This compound is said to
be cheaper than gun-cotton and thirty per cent
stronger, and if fire is applied to it in the ordinary
way it is no more likely to burn than a bar of soap,
which it very much resembles.
RACING IN ENGLAND.-The New Market 2nd
October meeting came off on' the 9th. The race
for the Middle Park Plate--the winner General
Peel's chestnut colt Peter; 2nd, Mr. Peck's Victor
Chiet, and 3rd M.r. Acton's Guanersburg.
STb;, Grand Jury of New York presented, on the
1. instant the Metropolitan Elevated Railroad as
a public nuisance, and requested that the document
bhe laid before the Attorney General of the State
and before the Legislatur. .
Judge William Keogb, of the Irish Bench, died
recently at Bonn, Germany.' .
Sir Frederick Adam spoke with a strong Scotch
accent.; One d'ay, when inspecting a regiment, he
noticed that the tuft of a soldier's shako was miss-
ingi1. The man was an Irishman and a bit of a hu-
n..orid, Where's your feyther (fleat lir'", my mon.?
Sskpd Sir Frederick. "He's in Ireland, your honor,
a as the prompt reply.
The Bombay Gazelle says that a scare has come
over some soldiers who are teetotallers in a regi-
ment qua, tered at Ceylon. It seems that two of
11 (ir coturades who recently f1ll victims to cholera
v ere.total abstainers, and it is remarkable that the
flect of this circumstance was to cause the deser-
tion from the temperance cause of 136 out of 188
feetotallers in the regiment, many of whom, it is
said have since given unmistakable proofs of their
change ol piic.ciple. This act of moral ,cowardice
is ascribed to the youth and inexperience of the
It is reported that the 101lst Fusiliers at Cyprus
are to remove to HaliTax, N.S.
IcE.-It will be noticed by our adverti.-ting euA.
umus that Mr. Miles has his Ice TMaInuf;acturinu
Establishment in full operation, and that hle is pre.
pared to supply that great luxury to Subsc:-riber:
at the low rate of One Penny per pound. It is a
great enterprise 'and we. wish the proprietor every
i.The change of Stations of the two Regimient:
now in this command-the 1.19th at present at St
Georges to Prospect, and the 46th' atJ present- al
Prospect to St. Georges-will, we understand, takc
place on the 1st ensuing.
Dr. Murcott, Veterinary Surgeon, was killed al
a steeplechase at Montreal on the 6th inst. Tw(
other accidents occurred at same race.
The Flagship Belle'oplion. accompanied by the
Sirius and Argus, arrived at Quebec for Halifax yvi
P. E. Island on the evening of the2nd October.
DIED, at. Coonor, Madras, on the .31st July, MA\nY
ELIZ.\, the dearly loved wife of William Sinclair Mad-
den, and daughter of I'ieut.-Geineral W. B. Salmon,
Bombay Army, aged 22 years.-By R,.last. -
.......... in Paget Parish, on 13th instant, after a lin-
gering illness, EMMA LouIsA, third daughter of Wil-
liam and Araminta Simons, aged 6 year-i and 1 month.
VOCAL & INSTRUMENTAL
WILL BE GIVEN
Band 46th Regiment,
Previous to the leginment leaving Prospect for
Will take place at the
Further particulars nezt Royal Gazette."
Hamilton, Octr. 15, 1878.
I ave just opei ed a Choice Selection of
Fall and Winter
To which they beg to call the attention of their
Paget, Octr. 14, 1878.-2
16th inst., about Noon,
At the Old Stand,
I WILL SELL.
BLS. S. F. FLOUR Ditto Corn MEAL
Bags BRAN, CORN & OAT3
Oolong TEA Boxes SOAP
1,000 Havana CIGARS, (first class)
Garden TOOLS Tin WARE
Dry GOODS FURNITURE
BOOTS and SHOES. Felt. HATS
1 piece Floor CLOTH, 2 yards wide
6, do. CARPET, (assorted patterns)
And if Landed in time,
A FRESH SUPPLY OF
With whatever else may appear at the Sale.
JOHN HARNET T,
Hamilton, Octr. 15, 1878.
For Benefit of Owners, Underwri-
ters and all co -ned.
t i n ~n asta ;t
.AT HUNTaBR' STORES,
At 11 o'clock,
Lhe undermentioned Articles, damaged on
board the Bark "HORNET," Capt.
Hopkins, while proceeding on a
voyage from New York
to Laguira, &e.,
472 BAGS CORN
i 4 L .60 Bls. FLOUR
1 6 Cases 51b. tins BUTTER
1 Bl. OATS
3 Sewing MACHINES .
3 1 Box OYSTERS
10 Bags HAMS
3 Bundles CHAIRS
-ROBT. E. N. BOGGS,
W. C. HYLA.ND& 'CO.,
St. Georges, Octr. 14, 1878.
NOTICE.-This Auetioin commences at 111
o'clock. Terms of Sale the, same as last.
R. E. N.
For Benefit of ()wlnIrs, Underwrit-
ers and all Concernied.:
1,1- Y (- A 1 ---"- ..N
WILL b SOLO,
On Thursday next,
AT DAVENPOIT' STORES,7
At 12 o'clock,
Damaged by Sea-water on ioa:-d the Schooner
"IRIS," Capt. Jones, put into this Port
in distress on a voyage from Boston
to Goree, Africa,--viz.: :
S4 Do. White SHEETING
3 Do. Linseed OIL
6 Barrels FLOUR
8 Boxes CODFISHI
30 Pails LARD
4 Boxes SALT
2 Bags COFFEE
I 7 Coils Manilla ROPE
3 Do. Small Hemp DO.'
2 Half Barrels BEEF
3 Half Barrels PORK.
I. E. N. BOGGS,
W. C. HYLAND & CO.,
St. Georges, 14th Oct., 1878.
To Farmers '.p cially.
2000 Bushels SALrT.
Deliverable at Warehouse.
50 Bushels and over'-5 pence per bus.
Less than 50, and not.less than 20 Bushels-
6 pence per bus.
Would be delivered in Hamilton at 2 pence
extra per bushel.
J. A AT WOO
St. Georges, Oetr. t4, 1878.-4 3p
I he Arctic Ice Company LOST,
Will Comnneence A"' BOAZ Ol SOMERSE'T a Set of
E LIVERING IC
On or about S SU)S
15th April Next.
G. W. CASTNE[,
No. 1, last Broadvway, 2 ,
October 15, 1878. 2 -"
Made from 3 Atneiican Dollas.
RB IE W a1 ID,
Will be paid to the finder or bringing them to
..the Offic.eis' Mess, Boaz, or to the Odfice of the
' Royal Gazette."
October 7, 1878.
New York Mail Steamer.
The Steam Ship
Will leave hence for New York
At 9 A. M.,
To leave thence for return on
Thursday, 24th instant.
All MAILS will close at the Post Office 6
a.m on 17th instant.
Specie on Freight, and Freight and Parcels
will be received until 6 p.m., 16th instant, and
Bills of Lading for Merchandise will be signed.
until 7 p.m. same date.
Passengers Stage will be removed at 8*30
i amilton, Bermud.i,
Oct. 15, 1878.
At 12 o'clock,
20 BARRELS FLOUR
10 Drums New CODFISH
10 Kegs New BUTTER
5 Tubs do. DO. 181lbs. each
5 Half Chests TEA
25 Tins Roast BEEF, 61bs. each
5 Boxes TOBACCO, 12's
10 Kegs No. I MACKEREL
25 BOTTLES Onion SEED,
balance of lot imported by Mr.
2 Tins Sugared DATES, 281bs each, shipped,
contrary to order
The property of Capt. W. H. PENISTON.
2 Half grown PIGS
1 WAGON, to take 6 persons
n ELT, Cassimere, Straw, & Tweed
100 F HATS and CAPS
3 Tweed SUITS, fashionable cut
and well made, shipped contrary to order
AT SAME TIME,
The Property of an OFFICER about to leave the
S HEST DRAWERS, in Case
1 BATH, with Cover
1 Arm CIL41R in Case to form Table
1 Wash hand STAND
1 Mosquito CURTAIN
1 Officer's Campaigning BAG, complete
BED BATH CAMPS, &c.
1 Looking GLASS
Book CASE GLASS CHINA, &c.
1 Set Striped CLOTHING, in very good con-
2 Large RUGS, new
2 DO., part used
2 Sets GIRTHS
1 Double BRIDLE and BIT
1 Rein SNAFFLE
1 Single DO.
2 Leather HALTERS
Set of Horse BRUSHES
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, October 14, 1878.
0 0 0
HAVING been at an Ecormous expense to
supply the Inhabitants of Bermuda with
ICE, I would state that by leaving
Their Orders at the Store of the
They can be regularly supplied with ICE made
from Pure Rain Water, at One Penny per pound,
and full weight guaranteed.
Burnaby St., Hamilton, Bermuda.
October 15, 1878.
T HE Undersigned will have a
very small quantity of the above FERTI-
LIZ klt this Season, and owing to failure in
prices of last Crop intend ofleriig it at LOW
J. T. DARRELL & CO.
Sept. 16, 1878.
TENDERS will be received, until the
PAI NT I N G
L-ighthouse Tower, Gibbs' Hill.
The external walls of the Tower to have t wo
Coats of white Paint; the Iron plates where
blistered, or having any appearance of rust,
to be well scraped and pumiced before Paint-
The New Windows of Tower to have thfee
Coats, the Doors and Windows of waiting-
rooms to have one Coat-of such colours as
shall be directed.
Any other information may be obtinii.'d at,
THE OFFICE of the undersigned. ,
Hamilton, Octr. 14, 1
Colonial It tte or.
8 s .
ST. Pei UZS
Reformed Episcopal Church,
UO[1tW~ IH ET above Church will be
- D ED ICATED
WE WILL SELL,
To the Worship of Almighty GOD 0n the
morningg of Thursda,
October 17, 1878,
The Right Rev. Bishop Fallows, D.D.
(Presiding Bishop of the I. E. G. in the United
States and Canada).
Service to commence at 11 o'clock.
The Opening Services will be oONTINUEil)
on the two succeeding Sundays,
October 20th and 27th,
BY THE RIGlIT REVEREND BISHOP,
S ERVICES-Morning at II.
Evening at 7.
A COLLECTION will be male at each of
the above Services in aid of the Bluilding Fard.
October 5th, 1878.-2 3p
Iat c /, Cloct anb
A V I N G just returned from
America with a new and well selected
STOCK OF rEWELLERY,
I most respectfully ask a call from my patrons
and friends in ge.ieral, thanking them for past
favors and soliciting a continuance of the same.
s3re now to be seen at
C i AINS, CHIARMS, Gold and Silver.
iHAIR WOl\VtK, m',de to order.
TVORY, 'earl, and Gold Collar BUr' ONS.
L OCKETS, Gold 0and Silter.
D IA\OND and fi ie Gold RINGS.
SOLIl) Silver and Plated WARE.
N.B.- Chronometers Rated, and every des-
cription of Watches, Clocks and Jewcllery re-
paired on the premises and w.irranted, by
E. CHILD ,
OF Old Established Watch and Clock Store,
Front Street, Hamilton,
***A cAl is solicted.
Octr. 14, 187.
A FURNISHED HOUSE
(V\ ith Cai r',e Houses and Stables) in Hamilton
for six months from the 15th of November.
Long House, Pembroke, 3 '
5th Octr., 1878.
WM. S. BARR.
120 Barrels received per
By the Barrel at very low prices for the trade.
TROTT & COX.
Hamilton, 1st Octber, 1878.-3 3p
Joao Silveira de Audrade, Samuel Bean, James
Butterfield (North Side,) Mrs M Butecrfi,.ld, WVm
Henry Bell, Mrs Sarah E Dawson, Mary F Deshield,
Jose Silveira Duarte, Nathaniel Frith, Margaret
Fubler, Manuel de Souza Goncalves, G Guntert,
Machinist (ca;e of Thos Miller), James lloldea,
Stephen E James, Emma Lloyd, Jas Lynch, Mirs
James Mullins, Hlenrique Jozo de Medeiros, Alex-
ander Marks, Win Payn'er, Rd Place, Jones W
Place, 'I hom.ns J Place, Frances Prudden, William
Smith (Pembroke Parish), Franicis Silv,.r, Joza de
M attos Terceira, Joze Augusto Testa, Thos S 0
Talbot, George White, M.1alilda Watlington, Susan
Post Office, Hamilton, October 14, 1878.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, Dominion of Canada,
Nek fuil i> nd. ai.d the United States, per Royal
Mail Steaiimr cDato Hdlifa%, close at the Post Office,
Hamilton, to-day, at eleven o'clock.
MAIL,S FOE ENGLAND, United Slates and
Do :inion of Caaada, per Steamer Canuita, closea at
the Post Office, ilamilton, on THURSDAY NEXT,
at six, a.m.
UNCLAlilED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
FICE ST. GEORGE'S, 14th Oct., 1878.
Mr bureb, Jane Munro, Elizjbthli R Smith, Manu-
el A Stewart, N J Spencer, Samuel Thoinav, Thos
On Thursday next, tt!il(C Uttt,
ME J DA RO Y AL
CiA Z k,
_______________ 2L ~ -~- -
On Saturday, the 28th September, a match was
played at Prospect between the Officers and Non-
Conimissioned Officers. The former won by an in-
nings and 83 runs. One or two of the N. C. 0.
were not equal to remaining for their second in-
Sgt. Cull, 46th, c. Beauchamp,
Syt. Green, 46th, c. Ashby, b.
Cpl. Baldwin, 46th, b. Hollway
Sgt. Murray, 46th, b. Hollway
Sgt. Deighton, A.S.C., b. Holl-
Qr.-Msr.-Sgt. Bailey, R.E., c.
Carpenter, b. Young
0 not out
3 st. Ashby, b.
7 e. Allatt, b.
Sgt. Hart, 46th, c. Beauchamp,
b. Hollway 9 c. & b. Hollwa
Cpl. Blancheflower, R. E., b.
Young 11 b. Bor
Sgt. Chaml:erlain. A. S. C., c.
Beauchamp, b. Young 0 Absent
Sgt. fMcLintic, A.H.C.,b. Young 0 Absent
Cpl. Hards, R.E., not out 0 b. Hollway
Extras 12 Extras
Lt. Bor, R.E., b. Bailey.......................14
Lt. Ashby, 46th,, b. Baldwin...................32
Lt. Hellard, R.E., c. Deighton, b. Bailey........36
Lt. Carpenter, A.D.C., b. Bailey................ 1
Lt. Hollway, 461th, run out.................... 2
Lt. Morrisou, 46tli, b. Blancheflower......... 20
Lt.Young., 46th, c. and b. Bailey................ 5
Lt. Beauchamp, 46th, c. MbLiuti. b. Bailey..... 4
Capt. Allatt, 46th, not out..................... 17
Lt. Morris, 46th, c. Baldwin, b. Blancheflower. .27
Lt. Harvey, 46th, b. 'Hart...................... 4
A match had been arranged for Thursday 3rd
between the R.E. and 46th Regt., but owing to the
absence of many of the former team, it nearly fell.
through. However, as most of the beauty and
fashion of the metropolis came up to grace the
festive scene, it was voted that the game should be
proceeded with, Accordingly the R.E., impressing
some of the Prospect available talent, took the de-
fensive and succeeded in putting together no more
than 52 runs. This the 46th exceeded by 30 runs.
The R.E. in their 2nd innings, by dint of careft l
play, slowly amassed a total of 9 runs for 6 wickets.
At this period the friendly shades of night fell, just
in time to save what looked very like a one innings
defeat for the R.E. How was it that so many
names, so creditably conspicuous among the sapper
eleven last winter, lately have not appeared in our
cricket column ? It cannot be want of keenness, we
hope. The 46th seeing to be rapidly making their
way to the top of the ladder at this noble game.
By kind permission of Col. Bennett and the Officers
of the 46th the splendid Band of the Regiment per-
formed a charming selection during the afternoon.
R.E. played two men short. Score:-
Maj. Coddington, b. Jones
Qr. Msr. Sgt. Bailey, run out
Lt. Wood, b. Riordan
Cpl, Risk, b. Jones
Lt. Hellard, b. Jones
Cpl. Blancheflower, b. Jones
Lt. E. J. Bor, b. Jones
Sap. Wellard, c. Allatt, b. Rior-
Sap. Evrall, not out
6 b. Jones 1
0 b. Riordan 3
18 not out 1
11 1.b.w., b. Rior-
0 c. Payne, b.
6 run out 0
8 c. Allatt, b.
0 not out
Total 52 Ttl. for 6 ws. 9
Lt. Ashby, b. Wood... .............. . .... 7
Lt. Hollway, c. and b. Wood....'...............14
Lt. Morrison, c. Evrall, b. Wood................. 0
Cpl. Baldwin, c. Hellard, b. Wood.............. 5
Pvt. Jones, h.w., b. Wood....... .............. 20
Pvt. Clarke, b. Blancheflower.................. 3
Capt. Allatt, c. Wellaid, b. Wood.............. 1
Sgt. Hart, b. Blancheflower.................... 6
Pvt. Payne, b. Wood....................... 3
Pvt. Hickey, b. Wood....... ..............17
Pyt, R'I'',lain, not out .......... .............. 0
RAINFALL, SEPTEMBER, 1878.
.1 0.00 17 0-00
2 0-00 18 0"00
8 0-00 19 0"00
4 0"00 20 0100
6 0-00 21 0.00
S 6 0-00 22 0.00
7 1-11 28 0'00
8 0'00 24 0.00
,e 0"00 25 0'09
10 0-00 26 U000
11 0-18 27 0-00
12 .0-43 28 0"00
13 0-31 29 0"00
14 0001 30 8386
15 0.00 ----
16 0-00 Total 5,98 Ins.
S.Rainfall September, 1877.......................4-45 Ins.
Average of 7 years, 1870 to 1877 inclusive 6-00 Ins.
'1 he Standard is informed that the Russian flag
will soon be again seen in the Mediterranean, or-
ders having been given for the armoured ship
Prince Pojarski to be prepared for despatch to that
Station. The Russian cruisers of the volunteer
fleet are also being sent through the Mediterranean,
one being row en route to Naples, whence she will
proceed up the Dardanelles and -through the Bos-
phorous to Odessa. These vessels, however, carry
the mer chant service flag, though their crews are
mainly, if not wholly, composed of seamen of the
Imperial Navy. The Globe says:-" The Russian
man-of-war Gaidamak, now attached to the squad-
-'on of Admiral Puzino in Japanese waters, has
received orders to return to the Baltic, via the Suez
Canal. 'bhis we believe, will be the first instance
of Russia availing herself of the passage through
Egypt to the Mediterranean."
For some time back the attention of French cap-
italists has been directed to Algeria as a source of
undeveloped revenue. The latest enterprise under-
taken is the working of the great salt lakeof Arzew,
which covers an area of 4,000 tiqerfieial hectares.
This great inland sea is fed by sources rising in the
mountainF, and, under the blazing African sun, its
bed i left dry in summer, when about three million
toLs of salt can be extracted without much labor or
cost. Under the direction of the present energetic
Governor of the Colony other industries are being
promoted in Algeria with excellent pros ects of suc-
hospital for them. Leprosy, as prevalent in the
ancient times, is supposed to have become extinct, I
but there are still types of the loathsome disease
which are analogous to it. Leprosy of the modern
kind is not, as many think, confined to Asia and
. the tropics. Norway has a leper settlement, and
has had it for centuries; Canada has another and
the Sandwich Islands have a third. The leprosy
of Iceland and of the Faroe and Shetland Islands,
as described by medical writers and still met with
in Africa in the East and West Indies, and in many
tropical islands is identical with the leprosy of the
Middle Ages. Women seem less liable to it than
men ; it is hereditary; its contagiousness is ex-
tremely doubtful, and it springs, in all probability,
from exposure, want of cleanliness, and insufficient
diet. Leprosy may continue for year' without
proving fatal, and is rewarded, especially after it
has lasted any time, as absolutely incurable.
There is little danger of its spreading in any Ameri-
can community, where the habits of life and gene-
ral conditions are wholly unfavorable to its deve-
lopment ; but still it is so loathsome to the imagin-
ation that it is but natural that the San Franciscans
should be troubled at the possibility of its preva-
lence even among their Chinese population.
An interestingevent took place on board the Ma-
rine Society's ship Warspite at Woolwich last week,
when Mr. George Ward, on behalf of the commit-.
tee, presented the Royal Humame Society's testi-
monial on vellum to a boy named Thomas Baker,
aged fourteen, who plunged into the water fro'n
one of the Warspite boats in June last, and with
great difficulty succeeded in rescuing a drowning
( ild named Alfred Taylor. At the conclusion of
ii e ceremony the boys greeted their shipmate who
had rec-ived so distinguished an honour with three
ringing cheers. So successfully has swimming,
that important branch of a sailor's training, been
Inn ght on board the Warspite, that Capt. Gillett,
R.N., the superintendent, reports that no fewer
than 129 boys have been taught to swim during the
The controversy on th, -vilne and us-
lants, at present raging in the me lical wol d,
shows a diversity of opinion not easily reconcilable ;
and the evidence given before the House of Lords'
Committee still further tends to increase our per-
plexities. For instance, Dr. Richardson, in a
pamphlet published last year, the gist of which he
repeated before the Committee, stated that alco-
hol cannot by any ingenuity of excuse for it be
cla.--ei amongst the foods of man. It neither sup-
plies for construction nor heat; on the contsiary, it
inijr.-, construction and it reduces temperature."
Contrast thi0 decided statement with Dr. Brunton's
remarks upon the same subject: "It (alcohol) un-
dergoes combustion in the body, maintains or in-
creases the body-weiaht, and prolongs life on an
insufficient diet. It is therefore entitled to be
reckoned as a food." Dr. Albert James Bernays,
Professor of Chemistry at St. James's Hospital, and
I Public Analyst for St. Giles' and other parishes,
stated before the Committee that a man would be
positively the better for drinking a certain quan-
tity of light wines. Liebig years ago classed alco-
hol among heat-forming foods. We could name
many authorities, as Dr. Druitt and others, but we
think that the following quotation from a treatise
published by Dr. Burney Yeo last year will suffice
to show bow widely the profession differ. Dr. Yeo
states (Fortnightly Review, April, 1877) that on look-
ing over therecords of this dispute one cannot help
being struck with the fact that those who desired to
decide the question against alcohol were never, in
any of their experiments, content with giving alco-
hol inmoderate quantities, but invariably used larga
qn-.,xientin. doses, and in the majority of instances
doses which were actually poisonous; and from its
effects in such quanties all their conclusions are
The importance of this statement cannot be over-
estimated in forming an opinion as to the value of
abe experiments spoken of, for what could be easier
bhan under such conditions to prove what was
rq'iif-d, viz., that alcohol is injurious and of no
value whatever as a food ? and if as Dr. Yeo states,
"Dr. Richardson's experiments appear to have
been undertaken with that fatal desire to establish
a pro-accepted theory," the conclusions may well
be questioned. It appears to us that until some
agreement is "come to between those that speak
with authority on the value of alcohol, it is scarcely
becoming on the part of those opposed to its use to
speak of their case as proved. It shows more than
ever the necessity of not being dogmatic; and, in
the meantime, those who have no pet theory, but
only know that alcohol has been in use for centu-
ries, ard, when used moderately, without detriment
to the human race; and who also know that the
average duration of life at the present time is
greater than it was, and that there is more comfort
for the masses, and probably a higher average of
intellectual power, can scarcely reconcile these
facts with the state of things that ought, according
lo the alcoholphobists, to exist. If their theory is
correct, the use of stimulants ought, by this time,
to have reduced humanity to a deplorable condition.
That it has not done so is proof that the moderate
use is not dangerous, but beneficial; and in spite
of experimentalists, who tell us we are being poi-
soned and degraded, we obstinately persist in living
and improving, though we confess we have scarcely
an excuse for doing so when opposed to such
authority.-The Grocer, Sept. 14, 1878.
THE CANADIAN ELECTIONS, as we mentioned in
our last,has resulted in favour of Sir John McDon-
ald. and consequently adverse to the present Mc-
Kenzie Government. The result seems however to
have surprised both parties, and there is an ele-
ment of dissatisfaction about it even to the Con-
servatives, for they evidently did not anticipate the
defeat of the Government.
The New York Herald says, in reference to the
cause of the defeat of the present Gov3rnmsnt :-
"Although the late elections in the Dominion
impede and postpone the closer commercial con-
nection which is destined to come, it is only a
temporary obstacle. In a free country like Canada
political parties rise and fall, and no decision is
permanent which opposes the laws of commercial
gravitation and is contrary to the true interests of
the community. It is only a few years since Sir
John McDonald was driven out of office in conse-
quence of the Pacific Railway scandals, and it is an
exceptional state of things which brings him again into
power. For the last five years Canada, like the
United States, has been suffering from commercial
depression and distress, and this surprising politi-
cal revolution is rather an expression of general
discontent than a settled endorsement of Sir John
McDonald's high tariff policy. It resembles the
spasmodic uprising of the greenback party in the
United States, which is founded not on reflection,
but upon impatience under protracted suffering.
When the heavy burden of business stagnation
cones to be alleviated there will be a more rational
tone of thinking on both sides of the border. But
for the present the Canadian protectionist party,
which is in effect a party of non-intercourse with
the United States,-is triumphant throughout the
San Francisco is a good deal disturbed by the
discovery of lepers among the Chinese in that city.
:and the authorities are taking measures to build an
It will be news to most persons that Byron ever had
a son. Still, a man now living here, who may be seen
almost any days- Broadway, claims to be the son of
the poet, and tells a plausible story about his birth.
He calls himself Capt. George Gordon de Luna
Byron ; says his mother was a member of the distin-
guished De Luna (a Spanish) family, to whom Byron
was clandestinely married in or about his twenty-eighth
year, while travellin.. through Spain with John Cam
Hobhouse. Capt. Byron gets his name from a com-
mission he held in the Union Army, having been for a
while on Gen. Fremont's Staff in Missouri. When
Fremont was superseled by Hunter in the Autumn of
1861, the Captain, it we remember, retired from the
service, and spent some time in St. Louis, where he
was noticeable for appearing in the streets in top boots
with spurs and a riding-whip, though he was never
seen on horseback. He has since travelled and lived
in Europe, though he has been in the City for a year
or two, appA'Vntly engaged in some kind of business.
He still atlcetn- :i military mien, wearing a fatigue cap,
gilt-embroidered, and often holding in his hand tlhe
empty symbol of his equestrianship, a whip. He is of
medium height, rather round-shouldered, neither
slender nor stout; has curly, grizzled hair, a promi-
nent nose, dark complexion, blue eyes; looks like a
German, and has something of a German accent. He
is quiet, amiable, very intelligent, and particularly
well informed in r,-gar. to all the particulars of Byron's
ii!e, and can repeat pages upon pages of his poetry.
indeed, he is well aneq'aintcd with English literature
-he was educated in Engl-und, and seems to be a man
of general culture. He does not obtrude the tale ot
his birth upon anybody; but when he tells it, tells if
with details and in a manner that indicates his sincer-
ity. Whether mistaken or not as to his paternity,
there can be little doubt that he is convinced that he
is Byron's son; and he can make a specious showing
to this end. ile looks to be about 60 years of age,
(he should be older from his story,) and is, we believe,
a bachelor. His tale, though it sound improbable, is,
certainly interesting.-New York' Time, Au,4gust 15,
1rs. Lpreoaux, widow ofa liententant intheForty-
,_,h'ilh regiment Briti.iTh army, has just died in Eng-
land at the age of eighly-eight. From the passage
of the Douro, May 12, 1809-she was then only 19
--till the battle of Salamanca, July 23, 1812, she
was the constant companion of her husband in
Spain. An English paper recalls the fact that
Senator Gordon's wife was with him constantly
during the.civil war; that in the Burmese war of
1826 three young and handsome native women of
rank who were supposed to be gifted with superna-
tural powers so that no bullet could wound them,
rode among the levies, encouraging them to fight
against the English, and how on almost every bat-
tlefield the corpse of a woman is to be found among
the slain. Sergeant-Major Cotton, in his "Voice
from Waterloo," says that there were many females
found among the dead, and that all of them wore
male attire and were known to have been as martial
in their bearing and as courageous as the ordinary
rank and file. Just at the moment when Shaw,
the Life Guardsman, fell mortally wounded,
"after having killed nine of his steel-clad oppon-
ents," a French officer, whose horse had been
shot under him, seized the regimental colors of the
Thirty-second Foot, which were carried by Lieut.
Belcher. A struggle ensued, and the Frenchman
endeavoured to draw bis sword, when he was
wounded in the breast by the thrust of a halbert,
and immediately after was shot dead by a soldier
named Lacey. It was in vain that Major Toole
exclaimed when too late, "Save that brave fellow!"
and after the battle the generous major and Col.
Brown discovered that the Frerch hussar officer
whom Lacey had shot was an exceedingly hand-
some young lady.
A committee formed of the most distinguished
mathematicians and mechanics in England have
just reported on the advisability of reconstructing
the late Mr. Babbage's analytical machine, and have
arrived at a series cf conclusions some dozen in
number, the upshot of which may be considered as
adverse to the rebuilding of the machine. The
fourth conclusion advanced by the committee, that,
"we think the existence of such an instrument
would place within reach much which, if not ac-
tually impossible, has been too close to the limits of
human skill and endurance to be practically avail-
able," is a very curious one and not very clear.
The sixth conclusion seems to be the important one
-that it could not be put together so as to run
smoothly and correctly, and do the work expected
of it. It may be delicate wording on the part of the
learned conclave to state ," that it is just possibel
that a mechanical failure might cause the expendi-
ture to be lost." The question of expense is an im-
portant one. To -perfect the machine might cost
10,000, the ideas about it are so vague that three or
four times the amount suggested might be used.
The best desci iption of this analytical engine is to be
derived from Babbage's Passages from the Life of a
Philosopher, and from General Menabrea's paper.
It is not generally know n that Babbage used in his
mechanism variable cards, such as were invented
by Jacquard for weaving. It seems sad that such
a gigantic work, the epitome of all the mathemati-
cal and mechanical skill of all preceding ages, con-
centrated and focused by the intelligence of one
man, should come to a stand-still. The feeling
must pervade, however, any one, that at some
future day the man will be found who will take
these disjecta membra and bring out order from
chaos. Will it be an American who will unravel
the mysteries and set whizzing wheels and cogs,
cams and levers, to calculating determinants and
the solution of equations ? Think of a single click
of a brass ratchet determining to an inch the dis-
tance of a star.-N. Y. Times, September 10.
THE MOST WONDERFUL CLOCK IN EU-
There is now on exhibition at No. 1.160 Broad-
way, New York, an exact counterpart in miniature
of the celebrated great clock at Strasburg. This
clock is the work of journeyman watchmaker, who
devoted seven years to its completion, and then, like
Brown, he had got his head so fullof machine" that
he had to be taken to a mad- house. It is one of the
most interesting pieces of mechanism seen in this
city for some time, interesting no less for its delicate
and intricate combinations of mechanism than for
the historical associations which cling around the
world-famed time-piece of which it is so excellent a
representation. It stands seven feet front, 3 feet 6
inches deep, and 11 feet high. Inside the clock-diay
are four smaller dials, which indicate the mouth; dalt
of the month, dayof theweek, andphases of the moon.
Underneath this is a globe half of which is shown,
which shows the movements of the earth, and has
a dial illumed with the figures of the ancient zodiac.
The top section is in the form of a gothic chapel,
with a small door on either side under the spires, and
a small door over the balcony in the centre. At every
half hour the Disciples emerge from the right door
in procession, and a door opens in front ofthe chapel,
disclosing figure of Jesus. As the Disciples pass be-
fore him they turn, and he bows to each, and all return
the bow except Judas, who turns in the opposite di-
rection. At this moment a gilt cock which forms one
of the finials flaps its wings, and crows three times.,
and a figure of Satan peers cautiously from above,
This is the pantomime which crowds daily assemble
in the great square of Strasburg to witness. There
are also a number of other automatic figures, one of
which, a skeleton representing Death, which is only
3 inches in height, is, on the authority of Dr. Oliver
I Wendell Holmes, anatomically correct.
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