1 i ?<,
BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No. 45-Vol. LI. STATE SUrER VIAS ANTXQUAS. 24s. per Ann
Hassilton,' Bermuda, Ti.esday, Oclober 29, S 78. I
,. +THB SYBs BER
Offers for Sale by Tender,
A LOT OF
.Situated in the third Longitudinal street,
Hlamilton, near the Commissariat Buildings
'TENDERS will be received until
The 80th Hs lainl,
'Vith'ihe reservation of accepting or rejecting
Paget, 21st October, 1878.--2
'" 'HE SUBSC1IBER heing about to leave the
Island for a period, offers his Pr'operty
For Sale, Lease or Rent.
.The Property consists asu fllows:--
SIwenglig i(.se ,
I" \'NAith LIQUOR and GROCIGlIY
STO RS, OUT-HQIOUSES, STABLES,.&c ,
with Rleveh Acres, more or less,, of excelleltit
IjNI), situat' d near St. PaiIl's Chircl, Pagets.
h'Thirteeov Acres, rhore or less, of
plaf igf .i; Am
Adjoining the above on the South Side and ex-.
eniding to the Sea. ..
The atlove LAN) is very eligible situated.
The DWVEl.;LNG is mo-t healthily-.Ieateid.
ilt commands a beautiful view of the Town of
Hamilton, of Mount Lungton, Prospect, Clar-
ence Hill, &c.
Persons desirous of possessing an extensive
lot of excellent LAND for agricultural purposes,
and a. conmfoilable DWELLING, all within
twenty minutes walk of the Town of I amilton,
will do well to look at this PROPERTY.
WILLIAJdI A. FISK.
Pagets, October 22, 1878.
Champagne Lager Beer,
Carefully Bottled by
ir,. F oiftnt A C .,
In Barrdls f Q'uarts and !Pints.
Sold by .
Front Street, Hamilton,
Sole Agent for Bermuda.
To carry four persons, front and back seats
the same, fitted with Hood and Flies to close
the sides. In very good order.
'iuitable for ai Lady to drive or ride with con-
A Chestnut MARE-a good hack
and a capital fencer.
SA :et of Silver-Mou ntLd HARNESS.
An Excellent PIANO, by Broadwood.
Apply to CrPTAIN SKLACE, R.E., .at Boaz
October 21, 1878.-3
Pitchi Pine Lum ber.
The Undersigne( has Received a
very Choice CARGO of
Ex Schr. '"Rockie E. Yates
+ From Jacksonville, Florida,
Consisting of the usual assortment of
DRESSED FLOORING-I & lix 6.
DRESS. PLANK, Square edge-- & lf x 12,"
". "'AND, .. ; .
SCANTLING of various sizes
Ct- Ti0.RMS LPW FOR CASHi.
S. S. GINGHRd1.
22id July, 1878.
YIRElkWOR. KS J.'Firewoi'ks!! Fireworks!!.
ingre~t variety, aNop. 46 apd 47 Front
EOTI-o TE cz
The Subscriber intends closing his
present line of Business
OFFERS HIS ENTIRE
JAt astonishing Low Rates,
To Suit the Times.
FURNITURE BIk. Walnut Parlor SUITS
Black Walnut Bed Room SETS, Painted
Bed Room SETS, LOUNGES, BU-
REAUS and BEDSTEADS, CHAIRS
and ROCKERS in variety
Felt HATS, Mens and Boys, just opening
CLOTHING, City made MIRRORS
Note PAPER and ENVELOPES
BOOTS & SHOES, Ladies, Gents & Chil-
CARPETING and Floor CLOTH, handsome
Express WAGGONS CARTS
WHEELBARROWS &c., &c., &e.
All of which will be sold much lower in pro-
portion than the so called Co-operative Store
prices, for the CASH ONiLY; mustbe cleared out
next month, to make room for incoming Goods.
oReid & Burnaby Sts.
Hamilton, October 22, 1878.
Ui1attbc, (gork_ anti
H A G I N just returned from-
America with a new and well selected
STOCK OF JTEWEiLERY,
I most respectfully asl a call from my patrons
and friends in general, thanking them for pait
favors and soliciting a continuance of the same.
Are now to be seen at
HAINS, CHAR MS, GOad anid Siiver. :
SAIR WORK, made to order.
VORY, i'earl, and Gold, Collar BUTTONS.
L OCKETS, Gold and Silver.
ID DIAMOND and fine Gold RINGS.
S OLID Silver and Plated WARE.
N.B.- Chronometers Rated, and every des-
cription of Watches, Clocks and Jewellery re-
paired on the premises andwarranted, by
S E.F. T CHILD,
r(y Old Established Watch and'Clock Store,
Fiont Street, Hamilton,
*#* A call is solicted.
Octr. 14, 1878.
Ice !! !
R AVING been at an Er.ormous 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.
-B utcher, '
Burnaby St., Hamilton, Bermuda.
October 15, 1878.
IF YOU REQUIRE
Purchase the BERMUDA BRAND," Highly con-
,centrated, and no waste -prepared and sold by
THE MAPEs FORMULA & PERUvIAN GUANO Co.,
158 Front St.,
October 1, 1878.-2m
Set of SINGLE HARNESS
STABLE: REQUISITES, &c. :
Price for the lot 45.
Apply to Lieut. E. J. BOR, R.E., Prospect
-'October21,: 1878. -2
Peace has been declared between
Russia and Turkey,
And England has taken possession of Cyprus,
But this has not prevented the
SU B SHC 14"11 E R
From Receiving his usual large
lie has now Rffady eFoe
AT LOW CASII PRICE<,
CHINESE FIRECRACKE RS,
( Very Loud.
MAMMOTH TO(UPEDO ES-(- Very l.a'rge
ROM AN C \NDLES-(-:- Very Go
ROCK 1ET S- Very Beautifui.
And other FIREWORKS in great as4-
O( Come and Select in time.
H. A. GRANTIHAM,N
Nos. 46 & 47 Front Street,;
i lamilton, [uermuda.
October 5th, 1878.-5
Just lHeceived, ,.
Two of those Celebrated "FlForence" :
Kerosene Oil Sfovlp ,
They save labour and fuel.
For Sale at cost and charges .
W. T. JAMES,
42 Front St.
September 9, 1878.
R"ceI Rice ..?
A few Bags good Cleaned
B. E. DICKINSON.
September 17th 1878.
14 Queen Street, Hamilton,
Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.
WHITE & E. B. JONES.
Dealer in PAINTS, OILS, VARNISIIES,
GLASS, rUTTY, BtRUStI1E, .
July 15, 1878.-12 m.
R W. HAYWAR0 & C0.,
General Shipping and
(P. 0. Box 3709,)
52 E= OHAINQ PLA.S,
R. W. HAYWARD, N-IW Y.)RK.
F. D. S. NASH.
Messrs. A. W. PEROT & Co., D)emerra.
Hon. S. S. I[NHAM, Hamilton, Bermuda.
Jos. M. HAYWARD, Agent It. 11. ,. Pkt Co.,
D. I'. SEON, lamilton, Beismuda.
September 17, 1873.-12 n
S. H. Cappe
ST. TIIOM AS,
Septr. 31, 1878.-12,n
For Sale, Price Y30,
l The Chestnut Mare
A perfect charger and carries a Lady; late the
property of Admiral Sir CoQptr Key, .1.C.B,
Enquirer at the OFFICER S' MESS, Boaz IWland.
October 21, 1876.-4
& NY Person desirous of 1P ur-
S chasing a Light Copper-fas-
tend C'; DAiR BOAT, fitted with
I iMa~t, Sails, Oars, &q., complete,
can db so by applying to H. A. GRANTItlAMN,_
at 46 and 47 Front Street. -3
A IL Demands against the Estate of the late
S PRiSCLLA TilEODOSIA PERIN-
CI1IEF, of Southamp'on Parish, are requested
to be forwarded to F.. M. COOPER, Esqr., on or
before the 30th day of November, 1878. ,
All Persons Indebted to said Estate are re-
quired to make payment by the above date.
F: M' COOPER',
SW, R. PERINCHIEF,
Oct. 21, 1878--2
A LL Persons from and after this date are.
strictly forbid TRESPA'SSING on the
Property, in Smith's Parish, kinowin as SOM-
ERSALLS OR HARRINGTON FAR.M1,"
as any Party or Parties so offending will, with-
out respect to person, be prosecuted to the
,utmost extent of the Law.
e Cattle of any description found thereon will
be Poutided without further notice.
JOHN T. PENISTON.
Palmetto Grove, Flatts Village,
October '8th, 1878.
A R respectable Lady or Gentleman can RentI
i / a fine large Airy BEDROOM (furnished
or unfurnrished) 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 Diniiig 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
Hamilton, 3(0h July, 1878.
Flattls Village Boarding
I 'HTIS 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 Walsinghuiam Caves. It borders on tihe
beautiful sheet of water, llarrington Sound, a?
famous place for sea bathing.
'The Proprietor has a Boat at hand for pleasure
excursions on the 'ound and other waters. He
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very reasonable terms.
JOHN T. PENISTON,
September 3, 1878.
..- \ W ,- 0
-- 1. .I.
5p % 5ja z
t .it A
FAMiLY GRO CER
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
House for Rent.
A TWO ,TORY
In this Towr, North of the Hamilton liotel, for
For particulars apply at the Royal Gazette"
Hamilton Oct. 7th, 1878.
i' Notice. "
THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
tern terminus of the Causeway now un-
dergoing certain REPAIRS and ALTERATI-
The Public is hereby notified that from and
after the 6th instant, -and until further notice,
a portion of the Bridge will be taken up and
the Carriage way reduced in width to about
nine feet, or thereabouts.
Persons travelling on -the Causeway Road
are again reTqfested' to .drive slowly over this
Bridge. I "
Hamilton, 3rd August, 1878.
The Bermuda Ci-
fH'HE Undersigned having received a lot of
HAVANA TOBACCO via New York
011, JI A illy '
And will be pleased to Supply parties requir-
ing same. Quality guaranteed and no Cabbaoge.
The Subscriber is willing to give Instructions
in CIGAR .MAiKINa to one. or two Young
Men who are desirous of making themselves
generally useful at theuitiness. Terms made
known on application to
Hamilton, June 18th, 187
United States M'lail Steamers.
CALLING AT' QUEEN'STOWN,'
LEAVE NEW YO RK
EF 4R T U F S'ID Y.'
NEVADA sails Oct, 8, at 3 p.m.
MONTANA sails Oct. 15, at 7 a.m.
WISCONSIN sails Oct. 22, at 2 p.m.
WYOMING sails Novr. 5, at I p.m.
NEVADA sails Novr. 12, at 6 a.m.
MONTANA sails Novr. 19, at Noon.
WISCONSIN sails Novr. 26, at 7 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, and
carry experienced Officers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Rooms are on main deck opening into the
Saloon, thus securing that great comfort in
ocean travel, perfect ventilation and light.
Smoking Room, Bath Room and Piano on
The U. S. Mail Steamer Canhnia" from Ber.
muda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can be
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
WILLIAMS & GULON,
29 Broadway, New York.
NewT'r1., Sept. 26, 1878.
Defaced Postage Stamps.
PERSONS having any of the POSTAGE
STAMPS as below described, will hear
of a Purchaser on application at ihl: Bermuda
" Royal Gazette" Office.
Issue of 1850-Circular-different colors,
2nd Issue of 1850-Rectangular.
Issue of 1856-Oblong.
ST. LUCIA-1859-Green and Blue
TINIDAD-for 1854-6-8--different colors bear-
ing no value.
BARBADOES AND JAMAICA.-5/ Stamps.
ST. DOMI.Go Stamps for 1862-5, 1874.
ST. ThoMAs-Orange and Chocolate color
ileid Street, West of "Royal Gazette" Office.
Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and Fri-
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Ilamilton, October 26th, 1876.
That pleasantly situated R E-
'i_.-. SIDENCE at present occupied by W.
. ''TALBOT, Esqr. s .eii given about the
1st February, 1879.
Apply at the Office of the Royal Gazette."
October 1st, 1978.-4
r 11 Real
-w- A-A M V
,~~T. ft )A I ijOtYVA' L
EXTRACT from METEOROLOGICAL OBSER-
VATIONS taken under the direction of the Principal
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermuda. Above the sea
Wind Temperature previous
9a.m. 24 hours.
S. A o
0 0 0 0
NE 1 78-5 69-2 136-6 61-3
E 1 78-1 69-8 135-6 62-1
SE 1 80-7 70-2 136-0 62-1
sw 1 7-1. -69-8 133-8 64-1
NW 3 75-6 68-8 133-1 58-1
N 3 74-9 61-0 132-8 59-1
N 2 76-1 66-4 134"4 58-1
:', <' 1
HIlmilton, October 29, 18 7S.
Colonial Secref 's Office,
OCTOBER 28TH, 1878.
R EFERRING to the Notice published in the
Gazette, dated 29th July, 1878, His Ex-
CELLENCY THE GOVERNOR has now received
instructions from the Right Honorable the
Secretary of State for the Colonies to recog-
Jamnes B. Heyl, Esquire,
as VICE CONSUL AT BERMUDA for the United
By His Excellency's Comnmand,
R, E. WEBSTER,
1 Colonial Secretary.
October 23-Schr. Rebecca, Dornom, London; goods
for merchants and 194 tons stores for H. M. Gov-
ernment.-Agent. T. F. J. Tucker.
24-Brigt. Rover, White Barbados ; sugar and molass-
es to S. S. Ingham.
25-S. S. Devonshire, Bee, Newcastle-on-Tyne ;
bound to Savannah; water ballast; called to effect
repairs.-A Lents. N. T. Butterfield & Son.
28--Schr. Aldana Rokes, Rhode, New York; assorted
cargo to Josiah T. Darrell & Co.
Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoat, New York; assorted
cargo.-Agents, Trott & Cox.
October 26-Russian Barque Hernerage, Louie, Phila-
CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GEORGES.
October 24-British Barqu.- Sultana, Ferguson, from
Hayti bound to Havre ; cargo logwood ; put into this
port in distress.-Agent, John S. Darrell.
25-British Brigt. Delmar C., Odell, from Bear River
bound to Barbados; cargo lumber, in distress.-
Agent, John S. Darrell.
Oct. 24-British Barquentine Blackpool, Aitcheson,
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS, PORT OF ST. GEORGE.
Am. Barque Hornet, Hopkins, ready to sail.
Br. Barque Sultana, Ferguson, discharging.
Br. Barquentine Falcon, Burt, discharging.
Br. Brigt. Delmar C., awaiting result of survey.
Am. Schr. Geo. B. Douglas, Bryan, ready for sea.
Schr. Maria, awaiting orders.
The Sehr. Emerson Rokes, 441 tons, Martin,' Master,
in 31 days from New York, arrived at this Port last
evening to S. S. Ingham.
The E. P. experienced a very severe gale from'S. E.
fo S. W. while lying at anchor at Sandy Hook on
Wednesday last. Sailed from New York Bay on
Thursday at 8 a.m. and sighted Bermuda on Sunday
evening at 6 p.m. In coming off the coast passed quite
a number of vessels with loss of sails.
The Barque Sir G. F. Seymour, Capt. Watlington,
left London for Bermuda on the 5th instant.
In the Mail Steamer Canima, on Sunday last, from
New York-Mrs. George Tucker, Mrs. J. Bluck, Mrs.
* Lightbourn and two children, Mr. and Mrs. A. L. Vel-
len, Mrs. Little, Miss D. P. Hallock, Miss S. C.
Gorham, Miss Butterfield, Miss Sarah Tucker, Miss
Trott, Hon. A. J. Musson, Col. Gordon. R.E., Capt.
D. L. Brain, Brigade Major, Wm. Whitney, Esq.,
Depy. U. S. Consul, Mrs. Whitney and Maid, Messrs.
W. Bluck, J. A. Conyers, J. H. Trimingham, Jr., A.
Gosling, C. Wilkinson, L. H. Gault, W. B. Taylor,
S. B. Otis. 2nd Cabin-Wm. Mackee, Wm. Dunber,
A. Peterson, J. Leesen, C. Leesen, Mrs. Leesen and
infant, Mary Smith, John Smith, J.' C. Searlo, B.
Choate, George Morton, Mrs. Morton, W. S. Alford,
In the Schr. Aldana Rokes Captain Ellis.
In the Emerson Rokes, S. S. Ingham, Esqr., Junr
DEPARTURE OF THE .BARQUENTINE "BLACHPOOL'
FROM QUARANTINE TO SEA.--Our- readers will be
pleased to learn that the Barquentine Blackpool, Cap-
tain Aitchison, which we mentioned in our last as:
being in Quarantine at the East End, proceeded on :her
voyage to Newca-tlf on Thursday last, having obtained
three men to complete her crew, from the Barque Sul-
tana. The B's. pilot, Mr. John Fox, after leaving her
at sea, was towed in his dingy by the Quarantine Boat
to Nonsuch Island, the East End Quarantine Station,
where he is to remain quarantined until further orders.
GERMAN BARK "CONSUL PLATEN," CAPT.
On Saturday morning, 26th inst., the Captain and
crew, (10 in number) of the above named Bark were
landed on the Miarket Square, St. Georges, by Pilot
Swan, from the Steam Ship "Indus," Captain A. Ty-
son. The "Consul Platen" left New York on the
16th September last, bound for Plymouth, England,
laden with 457 tons of oil cake, and having encountered
a hurricane became dismasted and leaky. Four days
pumping exhausted tlie crew-the vessel could not be
kept free. Providentially, on the 13th of October, in
Lat. 4904, Long. 16-17, the Steamship "Indus," on
her voyage from Cardiff to Key West, Florida, bore
down to them, and Captain Tyson, most generously
offering to take them on board his Ship "Indus;" they
abandoned the ':Consul Platen," she being in a sink-
ing condition, the crew exhausted and refusing to do
more, seeing a chance to escape. They will ever feel
grateful to Capt. Tyson for his great kindness to them
during the 13 days they were on board his ship.
There being no Consul for the German Emnire in
these Islands, Capt. Shutze applied for aid to James
A.: Atwood, Esq., Consular Agent of the U. S. of
America for St. George. who, at once most kindly
made provision for the Captain and crew, and who pur-
poses sending them to New York by S. S. Canima"
on Thursday next.
[We find by the New York Times of the 22nd inst.
that the German Barque Consul Platen" was taken
into 'Queenstown, Ireland, by a salvage crew from the
British ship Bridgewater." Capt.. Brown, from Lon-
don bound to, St. John, N. B., having found her aban-
doned in the Atlantic, with her foremast gone.]
Three hundred Icelanders emigrated last month
to Canada. In the last threo years 1800 Iceland-
ers have repaired thither.
According to official estimates it seems that the
cotton crop for the present year will .bei from five
and one quarter to five and one half million bales, r
the largest crop ever grown, f
Arrangements are being made for a banquet to
Lord Dufferia at Belfast, Ireland) on his return
FAREWELL CONCERTS OF THE 46TH RE-
The two Soire6s Musicales, given in the Mechan-
ics' Hall, last week, were unquestionably a double
success. The body of the Hall was well filled by a
select audience, who were received and conducted to
their seats in an orderly and polite manner which
reflected honor to the military ushers.
The Programme presented a beautifully varied
selection of the finest morceaux from the best com-
posers. There was a refreshing melange in the
pieces executed, which forestalled all monotony.
The successive transition from sacred to sentimen-
tal, heroic to comic, would have gratified the musi-
cal taste of every sort of amateurs. The vocal mu-
sic, the Military and the String Bands vied with
each other in discoursing most exquisite music in a
To avoid the odium of comparison, it is only jus-
tice toestate that all the performers unexceptionably
merited the applause given by the audience.
The admirable precision of time, the toning and
blending of the fortes and piano movements in the
fugues of' the Chorus in the Creation" would have
delighted the exacting ear of a Gilmore. The exe-
cution of the Overtures of Zampa and Rob Roy
would have called forth a storm of encores from the
most fastidious of musical audiences. The vocal
solos, sentimental and comic, were effectively ren-
dered. The Irishman," and "Gendarmes" were
rich and racy in their drollery.
The effect produced by the Euphonion was de-
lightful, proving that the production of mellow
musical vibrations was par excellence concentrated
in that instrument. The delighted interest of all
was fully sustained for upwards of three hours
Nothing occurred to mar the enjoyment of the
evenings. The two entertaiments were a worthy
finale to the many pleasant .hours afforded to the
Bermudians by the charming music of the 46th
Regt., and reflect the highest' credit on the Band
and Bandmaster. ADDIO.
MOVEMENTS OF THE 19TH AND 46TH REGIMENTS -
The 46th Regiment will march from Prospect to
St. Georges on Friday next, where they are to be
quartered for the next twelve months, and the
1-19 Regiment will march on the same day from
St. Georges to Prospect, where, in all probability,
they will be stationed for two years. We cannot
do otherwise than speak in the most favorable terms
of the conduct of the 46th Regiment since they
have been in Bermuda, and regret their departure
from our neighborhood. Doubtless we will be
enabled to say as much of the gallant 19th when
we know them as well as we do the 46th.
THE HAMILTON HOTEL.-It will be noticed on
reference to our advertising columns to-day that
the Hamilton Hotel will be opened by a new Pro-
prietor on Friday next the 1st November. We
understand that Mr. Mellen, who came passenger
in the Canima on Sunday last, has much experi-
ence in Hotel Management, and, as he has brought
with him quite an efficient staff we sincerely hope
that the Hamilton Hotel, will, under his supervi-
sion, prove quite a success.
THE MISSING WoMAN FROM SOMERSET.-On Sat-
urday last Edward James Skaters the husband of
the missing woman, Anna Skaters, came to our
office and made the following statement in refer-
ence to her:
Has been married to Anna, who is 28 years of
age, 9 years-has no children. Saw Anna for the
last time just before sundown on Sunday the 20th
instant, then at the house of his mother, where
she soon left in company with his aunt, Eliza-
beth Skaters. She had left her home about 4
o'clock. On his return to his home, about 11 o'clock,
his wife was not there, but he inferred that she had
been there in the interim, as he found the window
blinds, which he had left open, closed. He made
no enquiries about her that night, as she had occa-
sionally of late stopped from home of a night.
Having business at the Royal Naval Yard on the
following day, where he went at an early hour, and
did not return till about 7 in the evening, when he
found the house as he had left it, and the key
thereof in the usual hiding place, which was known
to both of them. After entering, however, and
making a search, which he had not before done, he
discovered that his wife's clothes had been taken
from a chest, as well as six pounds in gold and ten
shillings in silver, belonging to himself. He made
enquiries for his wife that night, but could learn
nothing about her. On Tuesday in renewing en-
quiries he learned that his wife had been at Church
on Sunday evening, and was afterwards seen going
toward her home in company with a female friend,
named Lottimore, who, however, parted company
with her when about a quarter of a mile distant
from her home. A young girl met her between
where Lottimore left her and her home, of whom
she asked for a match,and observed, that she was
going home to get a bundle This is the last
trace of her in Somerset. It is stated that at half-
past nine o'clock on Sunday evening, 20th, a woman
answering to the description of the missing woman,
and carrying a small bundle-was seen by two per-
sons on the road south of Gibbs' Hill Lighthouse,
coming to the Eastward.
J. Fowle, Esqr., the Magistrate for Sandys Par,
ish, was, on Wednesday, informed of all the cir-
cumstances in connection with the disappearance
of the woman that her husband was in possession
of. Every search has been made in Somerset and
enquiries made in the other Parishes, but nothing
has been ascertained in reference to her.
It will be seen by our advertising columns that
her husband offers a reward for information as to
ENGLAND'S POLICY SIR STAFFORD
NORTHCOTE ON1 THE BERLIN TREATY.
Sir Stafford Northcote, speaking at Birmingham
on the evening of the 19th instant, admitted the
depression in trade and consequent loss of elasticity
of the Revenue. Nevertheless he did not anticipate
the necessity 'of asking of the country renewed sac-
rifices. *He condemned over-anxiety respecting the
fulfilment of the provisions of the treaty of Berlin.
Disturbance of the waters does not cease with the
falling of the wind. An important moment would
be next May, the period of complete Russian evac-
uation. He was convinced that the powers would
not suffer the treaty of Berlin, which cost so much,
to be set aAide. The English Government's policy
would be one of firmness, prudence and mQderation;
and they would watch over the interests, of Eng-
land's Indian Colonial Empire. The Government
would not have the heart of England with them, if
it thought the interests of England were limited to
these small islands (meaning Great Britain and
Ireland.) One great principle of their policy is
the preservation of the Ottoman Empire, and they,
intended to introduce material improvement in
Asiatic Turkey. He then defended the acquisition'
of Cyprus, which he said was vindicated by the
Government's policy respecting Egypt. Concerning
Afghanistan the Chancellor reiterated the state-
ments made by Mr. Cross, the Home Secretary, at
Southport, adding that the Government will not
allow its attention to be distracted from the execu-
tion of the Berlin treaty.
The First Lord of the British Admiralty has de- ,
sired Minister Walsh to express his thanks to the '
Governor of Rhode Islan.d and the Mayor of New-
port for their attention to the Vice-Admiral Ingle- r
field and other British naval officers.
A report issued during the week shows that the
Protestants of America and Great Britain contri-
bute $6,000,000 annually to foreign aisgiohs. $
Late from the United States and
The Mail Steamer Canima, Captain Liddicoat
arrived at her wharf in this Town, soon after 2
o'clock on Sunday, after a pleasant run of a little less
than three days, having left her dock in New York
at 3 p.m. of Thursday. She had upwards of 40
passengers. The Canima has been on the dock
since she was last here.
We are indebted to Captain Liddicoat, Mr. Act-
ing Purser B. Watlington, 1st Officer, Mr. Mitchell, I
2nd Officer Mr. Astwood, Mr. Steward Malony-
and to J. A. Conyers, Espr., passenger, for files of
New York papers up to the hour of leaving that city.
Delaware and Hudson Canal 438 to 44.
It is announced that the expedition against Ca-
bul is to be postponed till the Spring, in order to
coerce the Ameer more effectually"; but the same
delay which makes England's preparations more
complete will give the Afghans time to fortify Jel-
lalabad and Candahar, to stir the neutral tribes
into action, and to draw secret help from Russia.
-The Albanians have publicly denied all com-
plicity in the murder of Mehemet Ali, and the
Porte, being at present in no position to punish
them, will probably accept their excuses.-The
outspoken Golos (Voice), the only Russian repre-
sentative of anything approaching to "the freedom
of the press," has been again suspended.-The
insurrection in the Persian Province of Seistan is
being kept in countenance by another among, the
Bulgarian population of Eastern Roumelia.--
The well-worn rumor of Prince Gortschakoff's im-
pending resignation is afloat once more, probably
in consequence of Count Schoualoff's recent vist to
the Czar at Livadia, it being notorious that both
the Count and his rival, Gen. Ignatieff, while dif-
fering on every other point, are fully agreed in
thinking that the veteran Chancellor has already had
far too long a tenure of a post which both covet
A very severe storm swept the Atlantic coast and
the Midland and New England States during the
23rd instant, causing extensive damage both inland
and along the coast. The storm was reported at
Havana on the 21st.
Different grades of the Legion of Honor has been
conferred by President MacMahon on a large num-
ber of the foreign exhibitors at Paris,
The Cunard Steamships are in future to start on
their Atlantic voyages from New, York City in the
spring of 1879, where they have secured wharf ac-
commodation, instead of from Jersey City.
A large number of failures of extensive mercan-
tile and other firms are almost daily reported
tas occurring in both England and Scotland since
he failure of the City of Glasgow Bank.
Suspensions of prominent firms, both in the Uni-
ted States and Canada, are recorded in the papers
received by the Canima.
Voluntary liquidation of the Glasgow Bank was
agreed to at a meeting of the Shareholders on the
Leave of absence to Officers of the British army
to visit foreign countries has been suspended.
The inundation which carried away the dyke on
the Danrietta branch of the Nile, on 22nd instant,
immersed 80,000 acres of land on which were fif-
RACING IN ENGLAND.-The principal event at the
Newmarket on 23rd was the race for the Dewburst
Plate. There were 13 starters, and was won by
Lord Falmouth's Wheel of Fortune, Lord Rose-
berry's Flavious second, and Mr. R. Christopher's
DEPARTURE OF LORD DUFFERIN FROMi
QUEBEC, October 19.-FAREWELL HONORS TO LORD
DUFFERIN.-Notwithstanding the worst storm of the
season raged this morning, thousands of citizens turn-
ed out to say farewell to the Governor-General. A
and B troop, of the Canadian Hussars, formed the
o'uard of honor and conducted his Excellency to the
Queen's Wharf, where Battery H, Eighth Royal Rifles,
the city and river police and a brilliant staff of officers
received him. After the presentation by the Mayor
of a municipal address, his Excellency was conveyed
by the police boat to H. M. S. Sirius, but, owing to
the roughnes of the water, which would render it im-
possible to re-embark down the river, Lord Dufferin
left the Sirius for the Polynesian, and sailed our of
port at 11-30, followed by H. M. S. Argus and Sirius
and the river steamers St. Lawrence and Maid of
Orleans, having large crowds.of passengers and bands
of music on board. All through the drenching rain
thousands of people crowded Durham Terrace, the
Governor's Garden, and all points from which a view
of the river could be obtained.
FETE AT VERSAILLES.
PARIS, Oct. 23.-The fete given by Marshal Mae-
Mahon in honor of his royal and other distinguished
visitors at the Versailles palace last night was brilliant
beyond description, worthy of the times of Le Roi So-
leil. Fifteen thousand persons were present, includ-
ing all the foreign notabilities of fashion, the promi-
nent in the arts and sciences and the scions bf royalty.
The Prince anl Princess of Wales, the Princess
Thyra, Don Francois d'Assize, the Princess of Swed-
en and Denmark, the Duke d'Aosta and Count of
Flanders were there, with other royal personages who
have been visiting the World's Fair. It may be term-
ed the closing reception of the International Exhibit-
CONSTANTINOPLE, October 12.-Sir Henry Drum-
mond Wolff, acting on the orders of the English Gov.
ernment, insisted upon the treaty of Berlin being car-
ried out in Roumelia. The other commissioners sup-
ported him, whereupon the Russian representative
yielded. The Commissioners will start for Philippop-
olis ten days hence.
LAUNCH OF A RUSSIAN WAR VESSEL.-PHILA-
DELPHIA, O0t. 22,-The new iron bark-rigged war
steamer number 203, built for the Russian Govern-
ment, was successfully launched this morning from
Cramp's ship yard in this city, in the presence of
the entire Russian Legation, including Baron Shis.-
kin and about 2,000 spectators. Before the'
launch mass was celebrated by Father Bjerring of
New York, upon an altar on the lower deck, after
which the ship and her crew, together with the
Russian flag, were blessed by the priest, in accord.
ance with the forms of the Greek Church. The
new vessel has not yet been christened, the -selec-
tion between the names of "America" and "Aus-
tralia" being doubtful, though it is understood that
the former will be the choice. She is one of the
fleet that is being fitted out here for the Russian
Government, and is built mainly for speed. It is
expected that she will make 14 knots per hour.
MUNITIONS OF WAR FOR SAN DOMINGo.-The steam-.
ship Emily .Pouttar, commanded by Captain C. A. F.
Kuehl, which left this port this afternoon for San Do-
mingo, took out a large number of stand of arms for
he Dominican government, which is now on the eve
of a terrible revolution. The political parties are re-
spectfully known as the blues, the reds and the greens.
The agents of the Soutter, Messrs. Clyde & Co., of
Bowling Green, and the officers of the said steamship
refused to give aiy information on the objectt to a
rELEGRAM reporter,.-N. Y. Telegram,. October 23.
The Fenian convict Clancy, who was sentenced
n England in 1867 has been liberated.
A VALUABLE DISCOvERY.-The singular appear-
ance of the bottom, being white, of the Brigantine
Valero, of Halifax, N.S., now at the west end of
our harbor, discharging a cargo of coal which she
brought from, England, has attracted much atten-
tion from its singular whiteness, and cleanliness-
being free from grass or barnacles. A friend of an
enquiring mind, informed us on Saturday that the
composition on the Valero's bottom is composed of
common limewash, mixed with boiled linseed oil-
say one pint of oil to two gallons of lime-wash, and
applied in the usual way. The Valero's bottom was
payed with this composition about two months
since in Liverpool, Great Britain, and judging
from appearances it will last for a considerable time
still. The idea originated with some of the Cap-
tains of vessels loading guano at one of the Is-
lands in the Pacific where vessels bottoms-not pro-
tected by metal-very quickly foul. The lime
used there was obtained from burnt shells. This
is a very valuable discovery.
The African Expedition under Mr. Keith John-
ston, organized by the African Committee of the
Royal Geographical Society, is now completing its
preparations, and will leave England early in Nov-
Eight steamers arrived in the Mersey from the
United States and Canada, (week ending 12th inst.)
having on board 1659 head of live cattle, 2942 sheep
and 1058 pigs. These figures, though large, show
a slight decrease when compared with those for the
previous week. The steamers conveying fresh meat
were four in number, and all came from New York.:
The supply consisted of 4236 quarters of beef, and,
420 carcases of mutton.
Preparations are being made in Servia, in view
of a possible hostile movement by the Albanians
to concentrate 10,000 men at any point on the fron-
tier at six hours' notice.
The Australian cricketers are in San Francisco,
where they play Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
A Victoria dispatch says the elections for the
Commons has resulted in the return of Sir John A.
McDonald by a vote of nearly two to one over two
The President has pardoned Jacob Carver, late
postmaster at Warsaw, Ky., convicted of opening
letters and substituting postage stamps for the
money therein contained in order to get his com-
mission on the stamps.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR SIR,-Fresh Beef costs now 'in New York,
from nine to ten cents per lb. A very little calcu-
lation will show, that it can be supplied to the
Public of Bermuda, for an average cost of nine
pence to ten pence, with a fair margin for loss. A
Co-operative Association of one hundred members,
would be*,the best means of supplying this most
needed, but on account of price, almost prohibited
article of food.
The fact that Government is supplied at less than
nine pence is sufficient proof that the people can be
supplied at a much less rate than at present.
October 28, 1878.
1' The first meet of the season of the Bermuda
Hunt takes place this afternoon, at 3 o'clock, at the
Yacht Club, Hamilton, and finish at Mount Plea-
Robert McAuley, Grand Chaplain of the Orange
Young Britons, was found murdered in the Ottawa
River, Canada, on 18th inst.
The British gunboat, which was sent to the Gulf of
Volo to suppress piracy, found that none existed.
The New Zealand Government telegrams contradict
the report that five missionaries had been murdered
and eaten by the natives.
The Duke of Edinburgh has started for Marseilles,
where he will embark on the Black Prince and sail
for Canada to welcome the Marquis: of Lorne and the
Princess Louise on their arrival there.
It will interest some officers who have served or
may be called upon to serve in the stationary ships
at the Cape and Bermuda to learn that the Admir-
alty has lately ruled that service in the -Terror or
Flora will be allowed to count as sea service under
the Order in Council of August 4, 1873, where it
is laid down that service subsequent to August 1,
1873, in harbour ships abroad shall "in such cases
as we may direct" count as service in a ship of war
Major-Gen. D. J. Gamble, C.B., left England
for Barbados some time since, to take command
of the troops in the West Indies, vice Lieut.-Gen.
R. T. Farren, O.B., vacating on promotion.
APPOINTENT.-Assistant-Paymaster Francis E.
G. Dent, to the Malabar. ;
MARRIED, in St. John's Church. Sandys, on Sun-
day, the 20th instant, by the Rev. J. C. Lea Jones, MR.
JAMES EBENEZER SHERLOCK, to MIss LOUISA ANN
MARY BURCH, both of Sandys Parish.
DE CRESPIGNY.-KEY.-Oct. I, at St. Augustine's,
South Kensington, by the Rev. H. Cooper Key. assist-
sd by the Rev. F. de Crespigny, Philip A. Champion
de Crespigny, second son of the late Sir Claude W.de
Crespigny, Bart., to Rose, eldest daughter of Admiral
Sir Cooper Key, K.C.B.
DIED, at her late residence, Air:mont, Pagets, on
Saturday afternoon last, at the advanced age of 87
years, after an illness of two years duration,, MRs.
LOUISA ELMINA BOSTOCK, widow of the late Benjamin
B. Bostock, Esq.
........., at same residence on the previous day. after
some week's severe 'suffering, MIss CORNELIA M.
LIGHTBOURN, in her 66 year, the faithful and most
devoted attendant and companion of the above named
........., at New York on the 19th instant, WILLIAM
E. HURST, Esqr., of the Firm of Hurst & Co., of Cal-
cutta, eldest son of Jeremiah Hurst, Esqr., deceased,,
late of Antigua, aged 38.
........, at Cedar Bank, Warwick, October 14, EDITH
SINCLAIR, only daughter of Win. E. and Rowena A
Smith, aged 12 months.
........., at her residence in Pembroke Parish, on the
26th instant, "SUSAN FRANCES KELLY,, widow of the
late John Kelly, Esqr.,' aged 55 years.
......,.., in Clarksville, Tenn., of Diphtheria, NINA
SCOTT, daughter of Jesse T. and Maria A. Maynard,
aged four years.
A Supplement of Five Co-
3j] lumns accompanies this issue of the
i'-j Gazette.. It contains the Proceedings of
the Honorable House of Assembly of yesterday-
several Communications-and a variety of foreign'
and other interesting news.
Those who imagine That the shareholders of all
the national banks are rolling in wealth extorted by
extravagant rates of Interest from unfortunate bor-
rowers, will find food for reflection in the report of
the Controller of the Currency of the number of
banks which paid no dividends since the beginning
of 1876. For the first six months of that year the
number was 288; for the second six months, 273;
fdr the first six months of 1877, 245; for the second
six months, 288; for the six months ending March
1, 1878, 328 ; for the six months ending the lst of
September, 357. The capital of the banks earning
no dividends was, for first six months of 1876, $34,-
290,000; for the six months ending Sept. 1, it was
$58,736,950. This does not look as if the mono-
poly" accorded by our free banking law was source
of unlimited and unalloyed profit.-Ncw TYo rkTim
WILL LL DELIVJRIEIA
In the Mechanics' Ha1,I
Evening, the 30th Instant,
By the Right Rev. Bishop FA.
(Reformed Episcopal Church.)
The Four .oIohss of -ffIw.
Doors open at 7; Chair taken at 7-30 p.m.
PRICES o ADMISSION Reserved Seats 2/*
TICKETS may be had at the "Royal Gaz-
ette" Stationery Store, where a Plan of the
House may he seen ; also at the door of the I all
on- the evening of the Lecture.
Hamilton, October 29th, 1878.
Y. C. Association.
WM. A. MOUNT, Esqr.,
Of H. M. Dockyard,
Has kindly consented to deliver before the Y,
M. C. Association, the OPENING LEOTU[RE
of the Season,
On November 4th,
At Y M. C. A's. Lecture Room.
STE 3 P2 sM.
Doors open at 7#30. Lecture to commence
at 8 o'clock.
COLLIECTION will be taken up in aid of
the Funds of the Association.
By'Order of the Committee,
E. W. WOLFF,
I.S.-The subject is essentially a dazzling
one; it will be illustrated by experiments chem-
ical and optical.
It is hoped the Ladies will largely supplement
the attendance at this Lecture, a4" we are assdr-
ed that, relating to beauty as it does, it v1ill
have special attractions for them.
.Should the weather prove unfavorable the
Lecture will be delivered on the following Wed.
St. George's, Oct. 28th, 1878.
ermnuba iunt Macer.
TENDERS will be received until
Erecting the PWood.-work
In connection with.
THE RACE COURSE,
R-emoving and Erecting elsewhere the. StanA
owned last year by Mr. A. OUTERBRIDCE
taking general charge of the Race Club
property and taking down and store ;
ing all the wood after the
Meeting is oVwr, ~;
The wood used last year for the enclosure. &c.
isgnow stored close to the Course.
Further informia'ion may be obtained by ap-
plying to the lIlNORARYrSECREtrARY, at Mount
Langton, any morning before 9 o'clock.
The HONORARY SECRETAIlY does not btoid
himself to accept the lowest or any tender.
Mt. Langton, Oct. 23, 1878.
Boxes and Laths.
The .Undei gned expect,
Per Schooner E DU ,"
Which vessel will be due here QI 1st Proxino,
TOMil TO B OX JENDS,
And have on hand NAILS suitable for same.
TROTT & COX.
Hamilton, October 29, 1878.-2 3p
-Colonist twice 3rd page.
N v%* n *^ ^B R-19 RA
October 28, 1878
October 28, 1878.
A. L. MELLEN,
%r0. xutOt1 rto),
MIILLINER & DRESSiMAKER,
Nn1th tl Catl.olic Chapel Hamilton,
O t, 187.-Ipd
BERMUDA ROYAL GAMETTE
To be 'Sold,
At 12 o'clock
his Day, Tuesday
The o9th instant,
very Superior light, covered
B (U G--G I, -I
perfect order and handsomely upholstered.
A Handsome Set of Single
Almost New.- ,
The above the property of an Officer leav-
ig the Island.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
:amilton, Oct. 29, 1878.
I Preliminary Auction
N. WO T I CE.
3Y WEDNES DAY,
We have been Instructed by
The CO9ptain-in-ClirgA e,
H. lM. DOCKYARD,
At Public Auction,
[Uider the Big Shed,
At 12 o'clock
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, Oct. 21, 1878.-2 3p
AU v ,IOInv
6th proximo, Immediately after the Sale of Boats
The Undersigned Will Sell, I from H. M. Dockyard,
AT GLE.V fUROR, n
The Residence of n T thursday next,
iaj. A. Craawford, 11.A., 31stinstant,
Who is about to leave these Islands, 50 G10AR-CURED HAMSR
THE WHOLE OF HIS 20 Tins New BUTTER, 5 lbs. each
0U OC i T-y Q 6 Do. Prime LARD, 25 lbs. each
IOUSHOLD FT8 U 25 Do. Roast BEEF, 6 lbs. each
Consisting of the usual 5 Barrels PORK
rawing-room, Dining-room, and
Bedroom Furniture, Kitchen
Utensils, &c., &c, &c.
If not previously disposed of,
His Skiff S PPHO,
'opper-fastened, with Masts, Sails, Awning,
Oars, Rowlooks, Lead Ballasl, Davits, &c.
V ? His Excellent
6?I I 1LCII COW,
Now in fullMilk.
SFuill particulars of this Sale will be
given in a subsequent Notice.
W. T. ROBERTS,
St. George's, Oct. 19, 1878.
On or about
The lli thProxiTIo,
After the arrival of the Troopship Orontes,"
I WILALL S LF l6,,
At the Residence of
IlU jjor Coddington, It E.,
On the Park Road,
His very large assortment of Valu-
Full particulars of which will be given in sub-
sequent Advertisement and in Handbills.
St. George's, October 29, 1878.
Received per Canima.'
I EW Layers FIG1, 2 & 61bs.
RAISINS and DATES
2LB. Tins Boneless Pig FEET and TRI PIb
ilb. Tins Pie FRUITS
FRED A. WHITE,
Family Grocer, Queen St.
HhmiltoU, Oct. 29, 1878.-1 .
Momently expected a large Supply
FISH G d4 4OA
Which will be disposed of at a reasonable irie,
The Article speaks for itself.--Fartmera who
have, during the last four seasons, tried ,this
Manure pronounced it A I. '
Call at once and engage the quantity you re-
St, Georgo, Bermuda., Oct. 28, 1878.
Lately occupied by Capt. Smith, as a i)RY
G O,)DS ESTABLISHMENT, now occupied
by C. W. Gauntlett, Esqr., as a Carriage Busi-
Uess. Particular attention is called to the loca-
lity for such business. Poasessioin given on 'Oth
G. W. CAS TAER.
(aJnJilou, Oct, 26 1878.-4
20 Bales first Quality HAY
5 Half Chests TEA
5 Boxes Temptation" and Golden Rays"
3 Boxes Honey Dew" TOBACCO
5 Hhds. Edinburgh ALE
25 Bags OATS
20 Barrels Fine Table POTATOES
1 Second-hand STOVE
1 REFRIGERATOR, A 1 style, in good order
S1 New Cedar-built
r~ak-' A W
12 feet 6 inches keel
e i AND,
Now Landing ex Canima,
10 BARRELS APPLES
. B2 Cases assorted CANDIES, in 5 lb.
and 10 lb. Boxes
10 M. very fine SEGARS, comprising the fol-
following brands, viz,," Deer Slayer,"
S "Little Rose" and "Partagas." Will be
sold in small lots to suit purchasers.
1 Set HARNESS.
S!AT SAIIE TIME,
A SMALL CONSIGNMENT OF
P PL TE)D WVP4 It ,
A Napkin RINGS Butter DISHES
Table, Dessert and Tea SPOONS
Dessert FORKS and CARVERS
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, Oct. 29, 1878.
Potatoes! Potatoes! Potatoes!
On Hand and to arrive,
Potatoes for Seed.
The above for sale Cheap to Cash customers
ALBERT ING LIS.
St. George's, Bermuda,
Oct. 26th, 1878.
Heal Estate for Sale
near the Town of Hamilton.
Being about to leave the Islands for a period,
Offers for Sale
1012. (7 a 1AI5
Situated near the Eastern entrance to the Town
of lHamilton, between the Main Road and the
waters of Hamilton Harbour.
Terms accommodating.-Apply to
W. A. FISK,
October 29, 1878.
dI Small Gold Brooch
W'AS picked up in East Church Street, yes-
I terday morning. The owner can have
'the same by remunerating the finder and paying
for tl.is advertisement.
October 29, 1878?
For Benefit of Owners, Underwri-
ters and all Concerned.
WILL B$E SOLD,
On Friday next,
1st Proximo, at 12 o'clock,
Of Schr. IRIS," Capt. Jones, put into this
port in distress on a voyage from Boston
to Goree, W. C. Africa.
Said vessel is 46 tons, carries 500 Brls., built
of Oak, 9 years old, and was newly metalled
up to Channel Bolts in August last, is tight
and staunch, and worthy the attention of any-
one desiring such a craft.
25 Tins assorted CRACKERS
50 Pieces Brown COTTON
4 Half Chests Green TEA (gunpowder)
50 Tins BUTTER (supo.o.r)
1 Box Black PEPPER
10 Cases WHITE LEAD in -11. tins.
1 Zinc PAINT (Red Seal :-mnch)
1 Burnt UMBER
1 Chrome YELLOW
8 Linseed OIL
1 Copper PAINT
5 Brls. TAR
3 Coils Manilla ROPE
5 Bales OAKUM
1 Dozen SCRAPERS
8 Kegs NAILS 6d. Sd. 10d.
170 Bars Swedish IRON
760 Do Do.
W. C. HYL AND & CO.,
R. E N. BOGGS,
St, Georges, October 28. 1878.
HAS NO SITPERIOR.
THR Undersigned will have a
very small quantity of the above FERTI-
LIZI'.R this Season, and owing to failure in
prices of last Crop intend offering it at LOW
J. T. DARRELL & CO.
Iamilton, Bermuda, 6 3
Sept. 16, 1878. 6 3p
LOST on 14th September, between Fort
Hamilton and the R. B. Y. Club Hlouse,
A OENTLEM IN'S
GOLD ea TCH,
(English Lever in Hlunting Case), with GOLI)
C I I N attached.
The above reward will be paid to any person
bringing this Watch to the Royal Gazette"
Office, or affording information which may lead
\to its recovery.
Oct. 7, 1878.-3 3p
rlltY those CIGARETTES [1. A. GRAN-
THAM has now open; they are PE:RFEC-
'tIoN. At the Sign of the Big Cigar," 46 and
47 Front St'ect.--2
J. 4 Wheel DOGC3RT
SADDLERY and Stable I EQUISITES.
Also, the Bay Horse
Quiet to ride and drive, an excellent charger,
and well known with the H1unt.
For particulars apply to LT. SILL, R.E., St.
October 28th, 1878.-2 pd
Dundonald St., West Hamilton,
ilas received by Canima"
A Fresh Supply of carefully selected
In addition to her English Stock.
She respectfully solicits a share of the Public
Hamilton, October 29, 1878.
With Pole and Shafts.
SET OF :
SAnd Good Useful
To ride or drive.
Royal Engineer's, St. George.
October 29, 878.
New York Jlail Steamer.
The Steam Ship
...... Can m a"
Will leave hence for New York
At 1 P. M.,
31st October instant,
To leave thence for return on
Thursday, 7th November.
All MAILS to close at the P'st Office at
10 a.m., Thursday, 31st.
Specie on Freight, Parcels and Freight will
be received until 6 p.m., Wednesday, 30th
October inst., and Hills of Lading for Goods on
Freight will ie signed until 10 a.m. 31st.
Passengers Stage will be removed at 12'30
p.m., 3! st.
29th October, 1878.
H f i9ie
GAR ET8 4E POT TO F.
i THE UNDERSIGNED
In about .two weeks,
100 0 s. Fisla GUAAN
The genuine article.
Per Sehr. Emersonu okes," just arrived
from New York,
GARNET SEED POTATOESUi
Both above will be sold on accommodating
terms from the \Vharf
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
HIamilton, October 29, 1878.-8d p.
GUANO AND FISH GUANO.
The Undersigned have on hand
A STOCK OF
And expect per Schooner E. IL. DON"
400 Barrels Genuine
Of the quality usually vended by us.
TRO'I'T & COX.
Samilton, Oct. 29, 1 878.-3 3p
Colonist copy 3 times 8rdpage.
BOOTS and SHOES, best qual.
ity at cheapest rates
White and Brown COTTONS-34d., 4d. & 44,1
Gent' B1.ck Felt HATS
Fancy "'!l rs, &c.
To ,/rrive per Seymour, I
r1lWEED II \TS BOOTS and SHOES
Fancy GOOI)S CLOUDS, &c.
And a large lot WINTER DRESS GtOODS
All will be sold very Cheap.
UNDER MY HOUSE.
Possession given immediately.
R. H. DUERDEN,
October 29th, 1878.-3 alt w
CIGARS, CIGARE'rTES, PIPES, TO-
BACCO, in great variety, at 46 and 47
Front Street, Sign of the Big Cigar."-2
2000 Rushnels SALT.
i Deliverable at Warehouse.
50 Bushels and over-5 pence per bus.
Less than 50, and not less than 20 Bushels-
.6 pence per bus.
SWould be delivered in Hamilton at 2 pence
extra per bushel.
J. A. ATWOOD.
St. Georges, Octr. 14, 1878.-4 3p
Look out for the Coming
Fast Naigs ivequirc l.
FOR 3 %xL,',
The Celebrated Full Blood Morgan
Sold only for want of use. Is sound, fast and
the best Hurdler in the Colony.
Please apply to
G. W. CASTN ER
tarrilton, Oct. 26, 1878.-1
Colonial Secretary's Office,
28TH OCTOBER, 1878.
THE following ACT has been passed by
the Legislature of Bermuda during the
present Session, viz :-
No. 29-An Act to incorporate the Synod of
the Church of England in Bermuda and for
other purposes in connection therewith.
(Operation suspended until Her Majesty's
allowance has been obtained).
By His Excelleney's Command,
R. E. WEBSTER,
3 Colonial Secretary.
pERSONS desirous of furnishing
the HAMILTON GAOL with
For the employment of Prisoners sentenced to
hard labour, in such quantities as may be re-
quired from time to time as hereinafter ex-
pressed-that is to say, for Twelve Calendar
Months from the 31st day of November next,
will be pleased to send in
To the Subscriber, at Noon
The 6th day of November now next ensuing.
Expressing the price per Ton, when the low-
est, if approved by THE GOVERNOR, will be
The Litmestone must be entirely free from
Earth or Softstone, and in masses or large
pieces weighing from 50 to 500 lbs. in weight.
Persons contracting will be required to enter
into Security with two Sureties in the sum of
100 for the due performance of their Con-
tract, and must engage to deliver on or before
the 3! st day of November a quantity not less
than 20 tons, and thereafter in such quantities.
as may be required by the PROVOST MARSHAL
GENERAL, on his giving one week's notice to
the Contractor, as the quantity from time to
time must necessarily be dependant on the
number of prisoners sentenced to hard labour.
For further information please apply to
J. H. TROTT,
Pro. Mar. General.
October 26th, 1878.
HAMILTON, BERMUDA, 28th Oct., 1878.
T HE DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENE-
RAL will receive Tenders, in duplicate,
up to 12 o'clock, noon, on
The 5th November, 1878,
From Persons desirous of selling to HER MA-
JESTY'S WAR DEPARTMENT
Forms of Tender and all information can be
obtained on application at the above Office,
daily, between the hours of 10 a.m. and 2 p.m,
The DISTRICT COMMISSARY GENERAL re-
serves the right of rejecting any or all the
gt A. GRANTHAM has received a large
suppyv of PERFECrION CIG lUiKTTES,
Noq. 46 and 47 Front Street.-2
The Undersigned offers
For Sale or Rent,
Near the Flatts Village,
With all conveniences attached.
Posqpe ion given of one immediately; the
other January 1st. Apply to
W. A. TAYLOR,
October 29, 1 878.-4
A Reward of 10s.
W VILL be paid to any person who will give
such information as will lead to the as.
certaining of the whereabouts of a woman named
Who left her Home on Sunday last and has not
been seen since.
ED. J3S. SKATERS.
Somerset, October 26, 1878.-1 pd
Adelina Astwood, Joao Silveira de Audrade, Jos
Basden, Silvoira de Rosa Briterncurte, B J Bengt-
son, James Butterfield (North Side,)- Mrs M Butter-
field, Mrs Cooke, Rosa Corbusier, Charles H Craw-
ford. Benjamin Cple, Antonio Cabriel, Mary F De-
shield, C Darrell, John T Dill, Devonshire Co-oper-
ative Association, Joseph Friswell, Lucy Fubler, W
Frubcst, Nathanial Frith, B Fubler, J W Gibson,
Silveira Gonsalves, Joseph Hinson, James Holdar,
D James, Charles W Jones, Douglas Kelly, Mrs T
W Lightbourn, Luis Jose de Medeiros, W Mitchell,
Susan Morgan, Henrique Jose de Medeiros, Alex
Marks, John B Newman, H COuterbridge, Frances
Prudden, Mary Paris, Theodore Petty, Richard J
Place, Mrs Pulford (Prospect,) A H Robinson, Eliza
J Smith, John W Smith, Manuel de Suz, Mary
Jane Smith, Editha- Swan, Thoxas Smith, Jr,
Julia T Smith, Elizabeth A Shallock, Willis
Swan, William G Soon, Francisco de Souza,
Clarissa Tucker, Augusto Testa, Joze de Mattoes
Terceira, George Trott, Thos Taylor, Thos S 0
Talbot, F Trott, A D Tucker, B W Walker & Co,
itrs H J Watlington, Matilda Watlington, Sarah
Post Office, Hamilton, October 28, 1878.
MAILS FOR ENGLAND, .United States and
Dominion of Canada, per Steamer Canima, close at
the Post Office, Hamilton, on THURSDAY NEXT,
at ten, a.m. Correspondence received in the Fore.
poon Mails will be in time.
r! amilton, lSel'muda l
9th Octoberr 18'78. (
~M'~ TTTpA)OAr.1,~F: ~[
Proceedings of the Honorable Leg-
Tuesday, 22nd October, 1878.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Present-His Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
i Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Recr. Genl.,
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 29th instant, at
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Wednesday, 23rd October.-Mr. S. A. Masters
presented a Petition from Thomas Miles, of Pem-
broke Parish, praying that the duty paid on the
importation of certain ice machinery be remitted to
him, for reasons set forth in his Petition.
Ordered, that the House at its rising to adjourn
to Monday next.
The Attorney General moved that the Bill to
amend the Roads Acts, be now read a 2nd time.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell moved, as a matter of privi-
lege, that the House do proceed to the consideration
of the question involved in the Message of the Le-
gislative Council relative to the Police Bill-which
was agreed to.
Mr. R. J. P. Darrell moved the following :--Re-
solved that the proposition of the Legislative Coun-
cil in its Message toNthe Assembly of the 13th of
September 1878, to strike out the enactment for
remitting Taxes" is a direct breach of the special
and sole privilege of the Representatives of the
People to impose, reduce, or alter all Taxes and
Duties on their constituents and tends to disturb
the harmony that ought to be preserved in Legisla-
tive proceedings and that therefore the said Mes-
sage and the Bill therein referred to be laid aside-
which was unanimously agreed to.
The Bill to amend the Road Acts was read a 2nd
time and committed.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
The 1, 2, 3, 3, 4, 5, 6 clauses were agreed to.
The Attorney General moved the 7th clause with
an addition thereto-which was negatived.
Ayes 5. Nays 17.
The 8th and 9th clauses as printed, were agreed
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill as amended and
it was adopted and ordered to be engrossed.
A Message from the Legislative Council;
Mr. Speaker and Gentlemen of the House of Assembly ;
I am directed by the Honorable the Legislative
Council to inform your Honorable House that the
Council at its rising to-day will adjourn to Friday
the 11th day of October next.
Council Chamber, 27th September, 1878.
A Message from His Excellency the Governor
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
The Governor has the honor to forward for the
consideration of the Honorable House of Assembly
a copy of a letter, deted 10th October, 1878, address-
ed to him by the Colonial Secretary, bringing to his
notice that the Committee of Quarterly Accounts had
not passed for payment four claims on account of
printing sent in by the Queen's Printer and forward-
ed to the Committee of the Legislative Assembly by
the Clerk of Her Majesty's Council, for printing
done on the order cf the Executive Government for
the public service of this Colony during the Septem-
ber quarter of the present year,-and pointing out
that the Queen's Printer could not therefore now be
paid for work done by him during the past quarter
for the public service of the Colony on the order of
the Executive Government.
The Governor has no means of knowing what rea-
sons have led the Committee of Quarterly Accounts
to decline to pass for payment these claims for
printing done during the past quarter. The Gov-
ernor is advised that if the printing had been sanc-
tioned and ordered by the proper Officer of the
Government and the claims were properly vouched,
it was clearly the province of the Committee of
Quarterly Accounts to pass them for payment under
the provisions of Act No. 15 of 1867, providing for
the paymentof accounts for public printing.
The Governor thinks it scarcely necessary to
point out to the Honorable the House of Assembly
that great inconvenience must always arise from
'any unnecessary postponement of the payment of
just claims for printing work performed by the
Queen's Printer for the service of the Colonial
Government-The Governor is informed that it was
expressly to prevent the recurrence of such unne-
cessary delays that the Legislature of these Islands
passed the Act No. 15, 1867-which provides that
the Receiver General shall pay all accounts against
the Public for printing and advertising sent in to
the Receiver General's Office with proper vouchers
aLd audited and passed by the Committee of Quar-
The Governor trusts that provision will be made
for the payment of these four claims, and that the
Legislature will adopt effectual measures to provide
for the speedy settlement of all similar claims for
Mount Langton, 23rd October, 1878.
The Bill to regulate the sale of Intoxicating Li-
quors, was read a 2nd time and committed.
Mr. T. F. J. Tucker in the Chair.
The 1 st clause was agreed to.
The Attorney General moved the 2nd clause.
Mr. Cooper moved to strike out of that clause
the words it shall be unlawful for any person to
sell or barter any wine, malt liquor, cider, or perry,
In a less quantity than six gallons or three dozen
reputed quart bottles, or."
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported progress and obtained
leave to sit again.
Mr. Darrell presented a list of Accounts passed
by the Committee on Quarterly Accounts to 30th
Adjourned to Monday.
A hint to those who may have occasion to break
up stone or use stone-breaking machines may be
found in the announcement by TOURNONE of the re-
sult of certain experiments in regard to the crush-
ing of stone. In the experiments with chalk-stone
dried, dried in the air, and wet, it was found that
the ratios of crushing force required were in the
proportions of 86,23, and 18. Another experiment
gave 36, 23, and 12, and still another gave 52, 26,
and 21. It will thus be seen that by wetting the
samples the force required for crushing was consid-
The operations of the Dog Pound in New York
since its opening in May last, according to a report
made to the Mayor, are as follows: Total number
of dogs received, 6,783; number drowned, 6,080;
released, 183; sold, 420; now in the pound, 100;
amount paid for dogs received, $2,034 90; paid for
salaries, $1,225; incidental expenses of pound,
$180 95. The sum of $629 was received for dogs
sold aid redeemed,
THE AFGHAN WAR.
From the Army and Navy Gazette, September 28.
Whether we fight or not, we are undoubtedly on
the point of taking the field against the Afghans.
The outrageous conduct of the Ameer's representa-
tive in refusing a passage to Sir Neville Chamber-
lain's mission demands that the Afghans should be
made, and that promptly, to acknowledge the power
of England. It is not our ostensible military strength,
but an idea of our dormant powers, which secures
respect for us in India and Central Asia. If, there-
fore, we do not make Shere Ali feel that we not
only possess vast resources, but can, and will, use
them at once if necessary, our prestige will have
received a blow from which it will only recover by
the expenditure of much blood and money. Because
Lord Auckland and Sir Alexander MacNaghten
blundered politically, and General Elphinstone was
militarily unequal to his position, there has been
and ?still is among some Englishmen a conviction
that the less we have to do with Afghanistan the
better. This conviction is, however, founded on a
misconception of historical facts. It might be diffi-
cult to permanently occupy Afghanistan, or even to
completely subdue the country, but to bring Shere
Ali himself to his knees would be no great feat for
us. The Ameer is nominally an absolute sovereign,
and the Afghans an homogeneous nation. Practi-
cally the Ameer is only primus inter pare, and the
Afghans are a mere congerie of clans as little united
as the Highlanders of Scotland two centuries ago.
With a little judicious expenditure of money, we
believe that many thousands of Afghans could be
induced to fight on our side. Even without having
recourse to actual bribery, the clans could by diplo-
matic means be set by the ears. The Ameer is far
from popular in Afghanistan. mainly owing to his
endeavours to introduce a European military system
into the country, and thus diminish the power of
the chiefs. If we could get hold of Yakub Khan and
aid him to oust his father from the throne the task
of concluding a satisfactory arrangement might not
be difficult. Yakub Khan is reported to be well dis-
posed towards the English. It has been asserted
that the contrary is the case, and that he is connect-
ed with Rnssia, but such a statement would naturally
be made by his enemies in order to deprive him of
British support. He has shown himself to be a fair
administrator, and is acknowledged to be the best
General in the country. Indeed, but 'for him his
father would in all probability be an exile at the pre-
sent moment. He is likewise extremely popular
among the chiefs. If, therefore, we could get hold of
Yakub Khan we should have made a great step to-
wards the settlement of a question which under any
circumstances is one not easily to be dealt with sat-
isfactorily. Unfortunately there is some obscurity
about Yakab Khan. Some say that he is dead;
others that his sufferings have deprived him of rea-
son; others, again, that he is a wanderer. In fact,
nothing certain is known about him. Meantime act-
ive preparations are being made by the Indian Gov-
ernment, but we regret to find that there is still a
hankering after mere demonstrations. Neither, if
we have been told all, do the authorities seem quite to
understand the best means of organizing an invasion
of Afghanistan. The chief point is, What do we in-
tend to do ? It we are merely-at all events, this
autumn-to avenge the insult offered Major Cavag-
nari in the Khyber, 10,000 fighting men, with 5,000
more to keep open the communications, could be
sent through the Khyber to Cabul in less time than
a force could be collected and despatched from any
other spot. Moreover, we know the worst of the
Khyber-which is more than can be said of the
Khooram or other passes between Kohat and Jaco-
babad. Time is the chief thing, and time would be
saved by making Peshawur our base. It is to be re-
grettedat the railway is not finished beyond Jhe-
lum, but orders have been issued for its continuance
with all speed towards Peshawur. No doubt by
next spring the terminus will be, at all events, hall
way between Rawul Pindee and Attock. There is,
in addition to the advantage that Peshawur is more
accessible than any other place up to the borders of
Scinde, this fact, that Peshawur is part of a group of
large garrisons scattered over a comparatively small'
area, and the most remote of which is only nine days'
distant from the Khyber. If the latest telegrams
are to be believed, the only column which at present
is to enter Afghanistan is a combined brigade under
General Roberts, which is to penetrate the mountains
by the Khooram Valley. This route is supposed to
be a good one, but a force of, say, 4,000 men is quite
insufficient to accomplish any useful purpose, and in-
deed would be in great danger of destruction; 6,000
men are to be assembled at Mooltan, but till moved
from there they will have no affect on the campaign,
and it would take some days to transport them to the
frontier; 8,000 men are to be sent to Quetta, and this
force will be not only a protection to the Khan of
Khelat, but also a powerful demonstration against
Kandahar. There are no objections to the gathering
of troops at either'Mooltan or Quetta, but the true
object now is to strike a blow with all speed at the
capital, the heart of the kingdom, the residence of the
Ameer. Our ulterior object may be to reduce Af-
ghanistan to a state of vassalage similar to that of
Kashmir, but at present the business on hand is to
inflict immediate and conspicuous punishment on the
Ameer for his insolence, and to convince Asia that no
one, whether supported by Russia or not, can with
impunity treat the Empress of India contemptuously.
The nature of the fighting will be novel to most
Queen's officers, but we have no doubt that they will
soon become adepts, provided the Generals are well
up to the work. There is ample choice among those
who have graduated in the art of war on the frontier,
and it will be shameful as well as foolish if out of
partiality or regard for etiquette any but the, very
best men are selected.
A very curious chapter might be written upon
the contrast between many noted localities and the
names which they bear, a contrast so glaring in
many cases as to suggest a prophetic irony on the
part of those who named them. Salem (peace) after-
ward lengthened into Jerusalem, harmonizes ill with
the associations of a spot which has witnessed the
multiplied horrors of the three bloodiest sieges in
history. The Louvre, now one of the great monu-
inents of civilization in its highest form, literally
signifies place of wolves," with which its site once
abounded. The muddiest of Asiatic rivers is styled
Clear Stream," (Syr-Daria) and Russia's oldest
city is still "New Town," (Novgorod,) in memory
of its rank as the capital of Ruaxo's newly founded
State in 879. Sebastopol, an abbreviation of the
Greek words Sebastespolis, (august city,) looks any-
thing but august at present, with its crumbling de-
fenses, half destroyed docks, .and long lines of roof-
less houses. Billingsgate, now a byword for the
lowest vulgarity, originally took its name from
Prince BELIN; and the capital of Russian Turkis-
tan, which stands in the midst of a clayey plain,
and contains not a single stone which has not been
brought from a distance, bears the unaccountable
t title of 1" Stone Village," (Tashkend.)
The cycloidal form of screw has lately been tried,
and an improved paddle-float has been tried with
success. When we look to the number of years
during which the paddle and the screw have been
in general use, and find that improvements have not
yet reached finality, a totally new propellor claims
attention. The turbine" as a substitute for the
screw for the propulsion of ships has been tried
under Admiralty supervision to test its merits,
which are said to be approved. Lieut. Armitt,
R.N., the inventor of the cycloidal screw, states
that it throws the water astern in a direct line with
the keel, whilst the ordinary screw throws it out
laterally to the side, and that this is one cause of
its great propelling power,
A RAILWAY FOR NEWFOUNDLAND.
The Legislative Assembly of NewfKbndland has
passed a series of resolutions offering facilities for
the construction of a railway across the island from
St. John's to St. George's Bay, or some other con-
venient point on the west coast. A preliminary
survey has been made for the purpose of ascertain-
ing the practicability and cost of such a scheme,
and it has been proved that no serious physical
obstacles exist to prevent its completion at a mode-
rate outlay. It is proposed, therefore, to grant an
annual subsidy of $120,000 to any company which
shall construct and maintain such a railway, in
addition to granting liberal concessions of crown
lands for the purpose. A glance at the map of
North America will show the important results
which may be anticipated from such an undertak-
ing. In the first place, the wealth of the interior
of the colony will be opened up to trade, and the
internal resources of Newfoundland are known to
be far greater than have generally been recognized.
Enormous deposits of copper, iron, coal, nickel,
lead, and other minerals exist, which are at pre-
sent almost inaccessible. The great pine and spruce
forests of the interior are lying almost useless.
Vast tracts of rich arable land, capable of produc-
ing wheat of the finest quality in abundance, are
awaiting the plough of civilization, while the cli-
mate, in the absence of the early and late frosts of
many parts of Canada, and of the locust plagues of
the United States, places the country in advance of
the adjoining continent in this respect. On the
other hand, the construction of the railway would
bring America. so to speak, nearly a thousand
miles nearer to England. The formation of a rail-
way from St. John's to the west coast, with a cor-
responding service of steamers connecting the island
with the mainland on the other side, would enable
the Atlantic trade-passengers, mails, and mer-
chandise-to be landed at and despatched from a
point of North America almost 1,000 miles nearer
to Europe than New York, thus avoiding the most
dangerous part of the voyage between New York
and Cape Race, where so many disasters have oc-
curred. Liverpool and Toronto would be brought
one-third nearer to one another than they are at
the present time, and, not less important than
either of the above considerations, the great high-
way between England and the North American
colonies would lie entirely in their own hands, in-
stead of, as at present, through New York, thus
binding more closely than ever the ties of friendship
and mutual interest which at present exist between
them. English capitalists cannot do better than
turn their attention to this important work, for the
completion of which the Newfoundland Govern-
ment has offered such liberal terms.-Colonies and
THE INSULT TO UNITED STATES MINIS-
CITY or MEXICO, Oct. 2.-Mr. Foater, the United
States Minister, addressed a communication to Senor
Avila, Acting Minister of Foreign Relations, rela-
tive to the affair at the Teatre Nacional, saying he
never considered the Federal or Municipal authori-
ties in any way responsible for the incident, and he
could only regard it as an unpremediated demon-
stration, likely to be made in times of popular ex-
citement in any country. To this Senor Avila re-
plied, stating that President Diaz was highly grati-
fied at Mr. Foster's communication. The President
never attached any importance to the incident.
Senor Avila denies the existence of popular excite-
ment against the United States, and says the gen-
eral disapproval ot the affair by the press and soci-
ety indicates the true state of feeling.
CRICKET.-The fapt that the Australian eleven
played against a Toronto twenty-two, yesterday
and the day before, indicates that they do not rate
the latter so high as the Philadelphia eleven or the
New York eighteen. It is a little remarkable that
none of their games against English twenty-twos,
and only two or three of those against English
eighteens, were lost, though several of the latter
were drawn through want of time to finish them.
The games in which they suffered the most defeats
were against elevens. This suggests that, with all
the difference caused by putting so many addi-
tional opponents in the field, their games against
inferior eighteens and twenty-twos were not so
hard to win as those on even terms with players of
the first order. The Philadelphia experience of the
Australians illustrated thesame fact. Indeed,when
the best eleven are carefully culled from the cricketers
of a district like the Province of Ontario, a second
eleven do not add the strength that their numbers
imply, in bowling and batting. The addition to
the field, however, is all that the numbers imply, if
the second eleven are reasonably good fielders.-
New York Sun, October 10;
London has been having a bit of mysterious" sen-
sation" in the deathofMrs. Bravo. The event was sud-
den and there was an inquest, which was gone through
with in a perfunctory sort of way, the verdict being
that she died of excessive drink. But the evidence
was not at all clear as to this, the most important wit-
ness, a "confidential nurse" recently discharged, was
not called, and these with other suspicious circumstan-
ces have led many people to believe that the woman
was poisoned. As a girl she stood high in society,
but contracted an unhappy marriage with a Captain
Ricardo. She then became intimate with a spiritual-
istic doctor named Gully, and Ricardo died suddenly
with symptoms suggesting antimonial poisoning, but
in his case it was decided to be alcoholism." After
an adventurous career with Gully and without him, the
woman, who was quite wealthy married a rising young
barrister, named Bravo. This also proved an unhappy
affair, and Dr. Gully seems still to have been the evil
genitiui of the womaf. The second husband died with
symptoms indicating poisoning. There were two in-
quests, one quite prolonged and attended by much ex-
citement, but no satisfactory conclusion was ever
reached as to the cause and manner of death. Since
then Mrs. Bravo has lived in seclui>ion with a "con-
fidential nurse" and died with -yniptoums quite similar
to those attending the death of her two husbands, and
that just after some quarrel with her nurse resulting
in the latter's dismissal. It is no wonder that the
strange coincidences in the case lead people to ques-
tion the hasty verdict of the Coroner's jury.
JAPANESE TRAINED PLANTS.
The San Francisco Alta of Sept. 28, says: "A
really beautiful and remarkable collection of Japanese
dwarfed and trained plants has been placed on exhibi-
tion by the owner, Col. A. C. Dunn, of Baltimore.
This gentleman has just arrived from Japan, where he
spent some four our five yearsin the engineeringservice
of the. Government. During his residence in that
country he collected from all points, a great variety
of specimens of the wonderful skill of the native land-
scape gardeners in dwarfing trees and training plants
to grow in the shape of living things, and in imitation
of things of art. The result is the present exhibition,
which contains some 200 specimens in, great variety.
The trees and plants are old, some as old as a hund-
red and fifty years, notably a matz or spruce in a very
old porcelain pot. There is a beautiful palm from the
Loo Choo Islands. It grows in a marble pot, said to
represent a lost art. There is a remarkable pot con-
taining a tea-plant, from Corea. Several plants are
trained in the shape of the American old-fashioned
Revolutionary cocked-hat. There are some remark-
able specimens of dwarfed pines. There are botanical
boats, ships, frogs, cranes, rabbits, the native tea-houses,
and lots of quaint and grotesque things. This collec-
tion attracted attention in Japan. It being rare that
go large a one is made,
MR. GLADSTONE'S AMERICAN LOVE.
Mr. Gladstone has published an article in the
North American Review entitled "Kin Beyond Sea."
It is a little puzzling. Englishmen will hardly
care to be told of the rapid decadence of their own
country, and of the moral certainty that they will
before long be passed and outstripped by their
American rivals. To Americans this may be very
pleasant reading. English readers will not accept
Mr. Gladstone's disparaging criticisms. They may,
we think, find good matter for a protest if they are
minded to make it. We have abolished slavery,
says Mr. Gladstone, but we have maimed our re-
presentative institutitutions and industrial prosperity.
While America is described as passing us all "in
a canter," we cannot take much blame if Jamaica,
with its half-million of inhabitants, should show
no better pace than the rest. But Jamaica is a
Crown colony, whereas the Southern States of
America enjoy all their franchises. We cannot
admit the justice of the comparison. What may
be the form of government best suited for Jamaica
is, of course, a question on which Mr. Gladstone
has a right to be heard. It is not many years ago
since he was in a position to make his views at-
tended to; but, as he did not then give Jamaica
representative institutions, we are bound to believe
that he did not then think she needed them. In
any case, she would not gain much by an exchange
with the Southern States. These, it is true, "enjoy
all their franchises," but the use they are permitted
to make of them is a matter on which they them-
selves are not much consulted. Their votes for the
Presidency are determined, not by their own wishes,
or even by their own actions, but are subjected to
what Mr. Gladstone terms mysterious manipula-
tion." In other words, some of them voted one
way, and their vote was counted in another way: and
this, which is no isolated case, Mr. Gladstone dig-
nifies by the name of an enjoyment of their fran-
chises. That the Americans are paying off their
debt very rapidly indeed, much more rapidly than
we are doing, we may admit with less reserve. We
will not excuse ourselves by the plea that American
wealth is growing so much faster than ours. Nor
need we urge only that whether we pay much or
little of our debt, at all events we confess to the
whole of it, and have not proposed any currency
juggle to scale away either principal or interest.
In small things as well as in great Mr. Gladstone
has done his utmost to please. That he has adopt-
ed the American form of spelling as often as it
differs from our own, and that "queen" appears
with a small initial letter, while President and even
Tempter are more distinguished, may possibly be
explained conjecturally as a departure from the
original MS. But that America is to wrest from
us our commercial primacy; that in her very next
census, in the year 1880, she will be exhibited to
the world as the wealthiest of all the nations; and
that she is, indeed, passing us by in a canter-all
this can hardly be a mere printer's freak. If we
ask what truth there is in it, we are driven to rely
on Mr. Gladstone's word, for he gives
us no proof
W, 0, F, BASCOME.
REID STREET, HAMILTON,
Has Received a supply of
FOR THE TEETH
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-:
BRIEL, Ludgate Hill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
CQRALITE TOOTH PASTE, for Cleansihg
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
W\VIIITE GUTTA PERCHA ENAMEL, for
Stopping decayed Teeth
OSTEO-ENAMMEL STOPPING, warranted to
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
ODONTALGILQUE ELIXIR, celebrated
Hiamilton, March 26th, 1877.
Ex "Satellite," from London,
At the ".Royal Gazette" Stationery Store,
PRAYER BOOKS and Church SERVICE ES
Psalm and Hymn BOOKS
Short and Plain Instructions on *Lord's Supper,:
Boxes Legal SEALS
Darnell's and Swan's Copy BOOKS
Exercise BOOKS, L-irge and Small
Violin STRINGS, &.
Hamilton, September 24th, ,1 78.
14 0~ z
&IDE-4 2 0 0
Cl 1",P4w cI w E
mmmi ~ _
A bUPl'Y of the above, received by the
Satellite" from London, on .'aIle at thp~
"Royal Gazette" Stationery Store.
Hamilton, September 24th, 1878.'
J. & ER AtkinsonL
celebrated for nearly a century past, is of the
best English manufacture. For its purity and
excellence it has obtainpi the following .
EXHIBITION PRIZE MEDALS,
LONDON, 1862. PARIS, 1867. COBDOVA, I,
LIMA, 1872. ViErNA, 1873.
djtkinsonf s Choice Perfumes f
\1 hile Rose, Frnngipanre, Ylang Ylang, Stephai
tis, Opopanax, Jockey Club, Ess. Bouquet,
Trevol, Magnolia, Jasmin, Wood Vio-
And all other odours, of the finest quality only
ATKIN S ON' 0
Celebrated Eau de Gologne
i4 strongly recommended, being more lasting a
fragrant than the German kinds.
OLD BROWN WINDSOR S0A
celebrated for so many years, continues to be ma
as heretofore. It is strongly Perfumed, and will
found veryfdurable in use.
ATKINSON'S BEARS' GREASE, COl
CREAM, SACHET POWDERS, TRAN.SPA
ENT GLYCERINE SOAP, ROSE TOILE
POWDER, TOILET VINEGAR, VELOU fIN
WHITE ROSE TOOTH PASTE,
and other specialties and general articles of Perf
mery may be obtained of all dealers throughout
World, and of the Manufacturers,
-24, OLD BOND STREET, LONDON, WY.
PRICE LIST FREE ON APPLICATION.
CAUTION.-Messrs. J. & E. ATKRINSON ma
facture their articles of one and the best quali
only. Purchasers are cautioned to ;avoid county
feits by observing that .each article is labelled wi
the Firm's Trade Mark, "a White Rose on
Golden Lyre;" printed in seven colours.
April 11, 1876-12tm If
~'l V~l ~lST VI'DERATE ItRAT
Can be obtained from the.
PHOENIX INSURANCE COMPANY
One of the longest Established and Wealthie
Offices in Great Britain.
Through the B! \MNdlH OFFICE in the.
Islands, a Saving is effected to the Insure
of the Stamp Duty, a very considerable item.
RISKS taken both on -REAL and PERSONA
S'lPROPERTY for 3, 6 or 12 months.
No FEES and no CHAltRGE lfor Policies.
N. A. [BUTTEIFIELD
i la..-utoa0, September 9th, 1858.
Wm. Jwams Henes
iAMLTON, BIER IUD,
K .U o %
1 LJl./.N-CK-O .J, NOVR., 187s.
S id ^ i S ^ 8 *-
:;:: j)gi/Y ^K-CJ'. NOR. 17
6 20 5 8 4
6 205 7 5
6 21 5 7 6
6 S2 5 6 7
6 23 5 5 8
6 24 5 4| 9
6 25 5 3110
All Hallowf Eve,
Mail 15th ult. due
20th after Trinity;
First Quarter 1 day 5h 31m P.M. m
TuE BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE is publizhe-
every Tuesday by DONALD M'PHEE LEE
Printer to the Queen's Most Excellen
M ajesty,. *
AT HIS OFFICE ,
North-west Corner of Reid and Burnaby Streee
where Blanks, Hand-bills, &c., will I
printed At the shortest 'notice.-A gen
at S. Georges for ,the Royal Gazetl
JAMEs THIES, Rsqr., Post Master Genera
., 7 -
Supplement to the Bermuda Royal Gazette, Hamilton, Tuesday, October 29, 1878.
Abstract of the Proceedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Monday, 28th October.-The Petition of Thomas
Miles for a refund of certain dutier on Ice Machin-
ery, was read and committed.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
Mr. S. A. Masters moved that the prayer of the
Petition be granted-which was agreed to.
The House resumed and adopted the resolution
of the Committee. '
Mr. Cooper presented a Report from the Com-
mittee appointed to inquire into the increase of
work in the Secretary's Office.
Mr. J. W. Pearman gave notice of an amend-
ment to the Roads Bill-" Whenever in conse-
quence of any change in the course of any road, or
the opening of any new road, or the improvement
of any road, any land heretofore used or which
shall have been previously used as a public road or
a part of any public road, shall no longer be re-
quired by the Board of Public Works for such
purposes, the same shall be deemed and considered
abandoned, and shall thereby revert unto and be a
part of such lands from which they were formerly
taken, to be dealt with by owners of the adjoining
lands in the same manner as other parts of the
The House went into Committee to consider the
G governor's Message No, 33, relating to the pay-
' meant of certain accounts for printing.
Mr. Fowle in the Chair.
The Attorney General moved that it be recom-
mended to the House to order a Bill to be brought
in to provide for the payment for all printing and
advertising done under the orders of the Colonial
Secretary with the Governor's sanction, or by order
of either branch of the Legislature, on the bills for
the same being properly vouched and certified, the
accounts having first been duly audited and passed
by the Committee of Quarterly Accounts-which
was agreed to.
The'House resumed and adopted the resolution
of the P'ommittee.
The Bill to regulate the sale of Intoxicating Li-
quors, was again committed.
Mr. T. F. J. Tucker in the Chair.
Mr. Cooper with leave withdrew his proposed
amendment to the 2nd Clause.
Mr. Hunt moved to strike out from the word
barter" in the 2nd line down to the word any"
in the 4th line-which was negatived.
Ayes 11-Messrs. S C Fell, R J P Darrell, E H
Gosling, H G Hunt, T W Mercer, W S Masters,
S A Masters, T D Middleton, J W Pearman, J N
Smith, W H Wilkinson.
Nays 19-Messrs. Speaker, J F Burrows, F M
Cooper, N J Darrell, T N Dill, J Fowle, R D Fra-
ser, W J Frith, A J Fritb, S B Gray, J Harnett, J
M Hayward, T A Outerbridge, S C Onterbridge,
E Peniston, C Peniston, T J Pearman, R Tynes,
T J Wadson.
Mr. Dill moved to add the words "and not
less than twelve pounds, together with costs of pro-
The Attorney General moved that "five pounds"
be the minimum-which was negatived.
Ayes 12. Nays 18.
Mr. Dill's motion was affirmed.
The Attorney General moved the 3rd Clause.
Mr. Cooper moved to strike out all from the
figures 1877" to the word "within" in that Clause
-which was affirmed. Ayes 20. Nays 5.
The 4, 5, 6, 7 Clauses agreed to.
The Attorney General moved that the blank for
License D be filled up "2."
Mr. Hunt moved that it be filled up "1l"-
which was negatived. Ayes 8. Nays 12.
The Attorney General's motion was affirmed.
The 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19
Clauses agreed to.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported progress and obtained
leave to sit again.
Mr. Wadson gave notice to move, on the third
reading of the Frauds in Shipment Bill, an increase
of the Inspector's Salary to 80.
Mr. S. A. Masters introduced a Resolve for re-
funding duties to Thomas Miles-which was read
a first time.
Adjourned to Friday next.
Frauds in Shipment of Produce Bill.
Refund of Duty to Thomas Miles.
Court of Assize Rerulation Bill.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
OCTOBER 28TH, 1878.
DEAR MB. LEE,-I was very glad to see by your
last week's Gazette that they are really going to
have the races again, and at a so much better season
of the year; Oh! it was so hot the last day. And
you know this is rather a warm climate, nothing
keeps long, everything spoils, and the Races would
not have kept eighteen months, they even would
have spoiled in all that time; so as I said before I
am so glad they are going to have them in the cool
of the year, and to accomplish which they are not
going to let them lie over 18 months. I was also
very glad to see that Captain Allatt is with us again,
it is always cooler when he is with us, it was much
cooler if you remember at Prospect-even in July
-last year, than it was in June at Shelly Bay this
year, when he was not here; I long to see him, but
don't suppose I shall 'till they begin to train at
Shelly Bay this year; he seemed to take such a
lively interest in the Races of'1877, and was so gen-
tlemanly, polite and obliging to every one, but I am
afraid the rules he has introduced will rather shade
one of.our young aspirants to the turf, judging from
there port I have heard of his expressing, as regards
his contemporaries necks whilst riding, so long as he
wins the race, and especially of his "jostling inclin-
ations" as I have heard of his making his brags of
being able to jostle a race provided he has a heavier
horse than his opponent, even if he be not so fast,
and as he brags of having done at the last races, but I
trust Time, the great healer of all our wounds, may.
even cure him. I never could take a very lively in-
terest in the races in a financial point of view, as I
did not have the principal; but I was always a
spectator and liked to know "who was who" and
" what was what," so always put by a sixpence to
buy a race card and a few pence to buy cakes and
ginger beer for the children, so you see I contribute
in a small way; but I hope that the Stewards will
not have any posts in the road this time, for had I
been a betting character, or I may say had I had
any money to have lost last June, I certainly should
have lost it, for those horses that had been so care-
fully trained to line the course, had to go outside, or
their riders break their legs against the posts, and
those "hard mouthed bolters" that kept a "lea
helm" all the while had the best of it, and all the
fine training went for nought and the race was
not to the swift" ;-but no doubt all the posts that
are going to be planted will be planted before the
course is open for training as was done at Prospect
last year and not planted the day before the races
after horses are prohibited training, as was done at
Shelly Bay last June.
Trusting I 'have not trespassed too heavily on
your valuable space,
I remain,-every time,
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
IEA.R SIR,-Allow me a small space in your valu-
.aM n.S. wl 4-fla. T maLW ealdanivm *to call the at.-
balm to help to heal the torn and lacerated strings of
our Treasury Purse.
I think it high time that public attention should
be attracted, to the seemingly negligent manner in
which the public money appears to be squandered on
some portions of our public highways. I would at
this present time only speak more particularly of a
piece of road from Burchall's Pond in Hamilton Pa-
rish to the junction of the Causeway, about the dis-,
tance of two miles or less. For the last three months
there have been employed (one may be tempted to
say loitering) on this piece of road, from seven to
ten men, and boys r'perhanpts it were 'better for the
Colony if they were all boys), and I would forfeit
one. year's laborious earnings, if there has been a
half mile of it in good order since, and in no part of
Bermuda have we better soil, locality, or requisites
for making a magnificent piece of road. Last year
it was equally bad and probably attended with a
similar expenditure. It certainly cannot be that
one or any of the Board of Roads has passed over
that way frequently of late or he or they would
have been struck with the progress, &c. If the
Board of Roads is any way vigilant, I am quite
sure that the cost of repairs to this piece of road
must certainly strike them as enormous, or if the
expenditure is proportionate through other parts of
the Island then the cost of repairs is by thrice too
much. How these matters are arranged I do not
know, but perhaps the vouchers are for a lump
sum expended on roads, and locality not specified;
were it otherwise I certainly think the amount ex-
pended, considering the distance, would surely have
attracted the attention of one or other of the mem-
bers of the Board ere this, or perhaps all these af-
fairs are now consolidated in one and consigned to
the Board of Public Works and may not be in full
trim yet. It would be well however to know or ra-
ther it would possibly be well for the Board to ascer-
tain the exact amount expended on this two miles
or less. For it is now high time some check was
put upon this seeming indifference in what appears
to be a most unparalled squandering of public
ONE WHO DRIVES AND OCCASIONALLY WALKS
OVER THE ROAD.
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR SIR,-I was glad to notice a Editorial in
the Colonist of the 16th instant, drawing the atten-
tion of the authorities to the inconvenience arising
to the people of St. George's, by closing the mails
by the Oanima at Hamilton on Thursday last at 6
Now, Mr. Editor, I will acquaint you, for the
information of the Board of Works" (who, I be-
lieve, have control of the Subsidy), and the Post Of-
fice Inspector who is now investigating our Postal
arrangements, how the people of Sandys Parish
and vicinity were inconvenienced on the last trip of
The steamer arrived at Hamilton early on Tues-
day morning, and the letters by her were not re-
ceived at the Post Office, Mangrove Bay, until 5'30
p.m. that evening, at the same time notice was
given that the mails by Canima:would close at Ham-
ilton on Thursday morning at 6 a.m. You must
here remember that we are not as well dealt by as
the people of St. Georges. They have two mails
daily between their Town and Hamilton, we have
only one leaving daily at 9 a.m. and returning at
5"30 p.m., consequently any letters to be sent by
Canima on Thursday morning, had to be posted at
Sandys Parish by the mail on Wednesday morning
at 9 a.m., just giving the. Merchants, Farmers and
others, 12 hours (night) to read, digest, and answer
This I think is too bad for the public to be
treated in this manner, when the mattercould beso
simply arranged for their convenience and without
any extra expense to the Colony, I mean by the
authorities detaining the steamer, until 1 o'clock on
the days of her sailing, and that mails by her be
closed at the Post Office, Hamilton, at 12 o'clock,
which would give the public the. opportunity of
forwarding letters by the different morning mails
on that day.
A LATE SUFFERER.
Sandys Parish, 19th October, 1878.
Specially selected for the Royal Gazette.
Judicious education anxiously displays to its
pupils its own insufficiency and confined scope, and
tells them that this whole earth can be but a place
of tuition till it become either a depopulated ruin,
or an Elysium of perfect and happy beings. Its
object is to qualify them for entering with advan-
tage into the greater school where the whole of
life is to be spent; and its last emphatic lesson is
to enforce the necessity of an ever-watchful disci-
pline, whichjmust be imposed by each individual self
when exempted from all external authority, the
privileges, the hazards, and the accountableness of
this maturity of life, and consignment to one's self,
make it an interesting situation. It is to be entrusted
with the care of a being infinitely dear, whose des-
tiny is yet unknown, whose faculties are not fully
expanded, whose interests we but dimly ascertain,
whose happiness we may throw away, and whose
animation we had rather indulged to read than
train to labour.
But meanwhile the process of education is going
on, even though unobserved, and tending fast toward
the ultimate fixed form of character. Character
grows with a force that operates every moment;
it were as easy to check the growth of a forest.
You find, that to counteract any one of its deter-
mined tendencies, is a task of hard and recurring
labour. Even its slightest propensity, when op-
posed, seems inspirited with the energy of the
Habits are growing very fast, some of them may
not be good, but they still grow while we speculate
on them, and will soon close, like the ice from the
opposite shores in the Artic seas. except dashed
by the interruption of a mighty force. Is the
"spectator unconcerned while they are closing
round him ? Or is he descanting wisely on the
laws of habit, till he became its victim. The mind
is a traitor to itself, it will not wait while we are
seeking wise principles, nor return when we have
Everything is education; the trains of thought
we are indulging this hour; the society in which
you will spend the evening; the conversations,
walks, and incidents of to-morrow, and so it ought
to be; we may thank the world for its infinite
means of impression and excitement, which keep
our faculties awake and in action, while it is our
important office to preside over that action, and
guide it to some divine result. J. P.
Readers in general who have an object beyond
amusement, yet are not apprised of the most impor-
tant use of reading, the acquisition of power. Mere
knowledge is not power; and, too, the memory re-
tains but the small part of the knowledge of which
a book should be full; the grand object, then,
should be to improve the strength and tone of the
mind by a thinking, analysing, discriminating
manner of reading. J. P.
The betrothal of Princess Thyra of Denmark to
the Duke of Cumberland is semi-officially announ-
Colonel W. G. Boyle, the Arizona pioneer, now
in London, has purchased the entire interests of the
I.nnalish owners of the celebrated silver mines in
The Latest Foreign News.
AFFAIRS IN ASIA AND EASTERN EU-
The Advance on Cabul Postponed until Next Year-
The Murder of Mehemet Ali-Probable Retirement
of Prince Gortschakoff-Fever Ravages in the In-
LONDON, Oct. 23.-The Bombay Gazette states
that the advance upon Cabul has been postponed
until next year with a view ,of more effectually
coercing the Ameer than by a mere dash at the
present time. The Gazette urges that it will be
better to spend some months in organizing an irre-
sistible force than to neglect tLe necessary precau-
tions and thus jeopardize the safety of the Empire.
The 'insurrection in the Province Seistan contin-
nes, and the Persian troops are marching against
The Albanian League have, according to the
Vienna Presse, disclaimed responsibility for the
murder of Mehemet Ali Pasha, which occurred at
Jakova, Albania, early in September. The league
declare that the murder was perpetrated by bri-
gands. The Times' Vienna correspondent thinks
that this explanation wjll be accepted by the Pode,
and the matter compromised, so as to avoid thbe-
necessity of sending troops to punish the Albanians.
The Times' Berlin despatch says it is regarded as
probable that Count Schouvaloff will shortly replace
Prince Gortschakoff as Russian Prime Minister, the
health of the latter being precarious.
Reuter's Vienna despatch says the attempt of
Baron von Prestis-Cagnodo to form a Cabinet may
be regarded as a failure, the Left generally objecting
to the foreign policy enunciated in his programme,
and considering that he has weighted the with-
drawal of the Austrian troops from Bosnia and
Herzegovina with such impossible conditions as to
signify an intention to annex those provinces.
Reuter's St. Petersburg dispatch says it is stated
that several members of the Russian mission will
remain at Cabul until further orders.
The St. Petersburgh Golos declares that although
England may seek redress from the Ameer, if she
be victorious the fate of Afghanistan must not be
decided without the consent of Russia.
The Bombay Gazette. publishes a letter from
Thull which states that it is believed the Ameer
intends to defend Ali-Musjid, Jellalabad, and Ca-
bul, but not Candahar. The writer also states that
the Ameer is doubtless receiving aid from Russia.
ST. PETERSBURGEH, Oct. 23.-The sale of the Golos
(newspaper) has been prohibited.
LONDON, Oct. 24.-Renter's Constantinople dis-
patch says the Sultan has approved the modifications
made by the Porte in the British sch, me of reforms
for Asia Minor.
A dispatch to the Standard from Rawul Pindee
says fever continues to rage among the frontier
troops. One-third of a British lancer regiment at
Peshawur is disabled by it.,
A despatch to the Post from St. Petersburgh
states that Roumania has declined the proposals of
Russia to maintain a military road through the
The Times' Constantinople dispatch says the
Porte has assured Minister Layard that it will give
a formal reply this week, accepting the British re-
form proposals, with slight modifications.
The Cabinet has been summoned to meet in
Council to-morrow. The Times says this step is
undoubtedly well advised in view of the serious In-
dian situation and of new controversies in relation
CONSTANTINOPLE, October 22. -Fears are express-
ed in diplomatic circles that the Eastern Roumeli-
an Commission will encounter great obstacles from
Russia, the Porte and the Bulgarian inhabitants.
Russia is resolved to maintain the present admin-
istration until her troops have evacuated the pro-
vince. The Porte insists on assuming the financial
administration, subject only to the supervision of
the commission, and the Bulgarians continue the
agitation in favor of annexation to Bulgaria.
BUCHAREST, Oct. 22.-Bessarabia was surrender-
ed to Russia on Monday. All the Roumanian au-
thorities have quitted the province.
LONDON, Oct. 22,-A Constantinople despatch to
the Manchester Guardian says: "The intended
withdrawal of the British fleet from the vicinity of
Gallipoli has been abandoned in consequence of the
recent movement of the Russians."
THE ITALIAN CABINET CRISIS.-LoNDON, Oct. 22.
-Ruieter's Telegram Company has received a dis-
patch from Rome saying, "Prime Minister Cairoli
to-day informed King Humbert that the whole
Cabinet had resigned. The King protested warm-
ly against their action, and declared that, even if
the Cabinet persisted in resigning, he would charge
Signor Cairoli with the information of another."
THE BANK OF GLASGOW.
The Callfor $3,000' a Share-The Absconding Direc-
EDINBURGH, Oct. 24.-The Scotsman says: A
call for $3000 per share will be made on the share-
holders of the City of Glasgow Bank immediately.
It has been discovered since the report of the exam-
iners into the condition of the bank, that
foreign correspondents of the bank had used open
credits to the extent of $850,000, most of which will
The Absconding Director.-LoNDoN, Oct. 24.-The
Mr. Fleming who has absconded is not John Flem-
ing, the head of the London house of Smith, Flem-
ing & Co., but his brother, J. Nicol Fleming, form-
erly a director of the City of Glasgow Bank.
FINANCES IN LONDON.
The Bank of England's Rate of Discount-India Bills.
14oNDON, Oct. 24.-At the regular weekly meeting
of the directors of the Bank of England this morn-
ing it was resolved notlo increase the rate of dis-
count from the present figure-namely, six per
The specie statement of the Bank of England
shows an increase of specie for the week of 894,000.
The proportion of reserve to liability last Thurs-
day was 271 while to-day it is 291 per cent.
The India Council Bilts.-LONDON, Oct. 24.-No
India Council Bills were sold yesterday. The In-
dian government purchased exchange at Calcutta
instead. This had a favorable influence on the
The death of General Sir Thomas Biddulph at
Abergeldie Mains, on the 12th inst., has caused the
Queen the profoundest grief. He had been for
twenty-seven years one of the Queen's most valu-
able and confidential servants, and his death is felt
by her Majesty as an irreparable loss.
Many mechanics have been sorely tried, when
pouring lead around 6 damp or wet joint, to find
it explode, blow out, or scatter, from the effects of
steam generated by bthe heat of 'the lead. The
whole trouble may be stopped by putting a piece of
resin, the size of the end of a man's thumb, into the
ladle and allowing,it to melt before pouring.
A new explosive agent has just been discovered
by Professor Emerson Reynolds in the laboratory of
Trinity College, Dublin. It is a mixture of 75 per
cent of chlorate of potassium with 25 per cent of a
body called sulphurea. It is a white powder, and
can be ignited at a rather lower temperature than
THE CITY OF GLASGOW BANK.
LONDON, October 21.-Of the directors of the
City of Glasgow Bank now under arrest, W. Tay
lor is an ex-Town Councillor of Glasgow, a mem-
ber of the School Board of that city, and a partner
in a large grain dealing firm in the West of Scot-
land. Mr. Inglis is a landed proprietor in the east
of Scotland. Louis Potter is a member of a large
shipping firm in Glasgow. Mr. Wright is a mem-
ber of an East India firm in London and Glasgow.
Robert Salmond was the manager of the City of
Glasgow Bank when it stopped in 1857. Mr. Stew-
art is an Edinburgh merchant.. The arrests have
created a great sensation, but meet with the gener-
al approval of the community.
LONDON, Oct. 21.-The Times in its financial ar-
ticle this morning, says: It looks extremely pro-
bable that a call of 500 per share on the share-
holders of the City of Glasgow Bank will be enough.
For a majority of the shareholders that means ab-
solute ruin. Some of them cannot pay anything, and
the consequences will be heavy drafts upon the re-
sidue who are rich. These drafts will paralyze
business, weaken credit, and prove a source of
misery to Scotland for years. Banking credit has
received a shock which is itself one of the greatest
calamities a country could undergo. Confidence
-4is shaken at a time when the condition of trade re-
quired it to be peculiarly strong. The mischief
thus done is now only beginning to be revealed.
Ultimately, doubtless, good will result from this
collapse, but meanwhile it hangs over the country
like a nightmare, and nobody can be sure that it
may not prove the signal for many future disasters.
At the same time nothing is more to be deprecated
than unreasoning suspicion. We are glad to find
that there is in all the banks of London a strong
feeling of confidence and readiness to help those re-
quiring it, which must go far to prevent any. ex-
treme danger. If the business public is as sensible
as most of the London bank managers the worst
that could happen may probably be avoided.
JUSTICE TO A BRITISH ADMIRAL.
In a dispatch from Philadelphia that was printed
in THE TIMES of last Monday several statements
are made which do injustice to Admiral Gore Jones,
of the British Navy. Admiral Gore Jones did not
apply to the commander of the Cimbria for permissi-
on to board that vessel while she was lying in
South-west Harbor, Maine, or at any other time.
When he visited Mr. Cramp's yard, in Philadelphia,
last week, he was provided with one of Mr. Cramp's
printed passes, and did not board any one of the
three Russian ships there. The allegation that he
used a forced pass for that purpose is, therefore,
obviously false. He first inspected the new State
of California, then the American turret-ship, and a
smaller iron vessel on the stocks that is supposed
to be building for the Russian Government. He
was not requested by any one to leave the yard, but
as he was going out he met Mr. Cramp, with whom
he conversed cordially for some time, accompanying
him afterward part of the way to his [Mr. Cramp's]
A TERRIFIC AUTUMN GALE-LOSSES OF
LIFE AND PROPERTY.
A storm of wind and rain, spoken of as the most
severe that has visited the Eastern coast for several
years, passed over this City yesterday morning. Its
fury was decreasing when it reached New York,
and it was marked more by the discomforts of out-
door unpleasantness and delayed mails and trains
than by any disasters. One man was fatally injur-
ed by falling bricks; the damage to property was
slight. At Philadelphia and other places in Penn-
sylvania the storm attained great violence. Hun-
dreds of buildings were blown down or unroofed,
40 or more churches lost spires or roofs; work in
manufactories was stopped; vessels were blown
from their moorings and sunk; in many places all
business was given up during the continuance of
the storm. In Philadelphia 8 persons are reported
killed and 75 wounded. North of this City the
gale inflicted much damage to property. Many
disasters to vessels along the coast are reported.
What the damaged south of Philadelphia may
have been cannot be told, as telegraph communica-
tion was interrupted.. If its fury was anything like
that displayed in:Pennsylvania, the losses must be
very large, as the storm started in the Gulf of Mexi-
co. The Signal Office last evening had received
only 20 of the 120 reports usually sent in. Dis-
patches yesterday announced that another and se-
verer storm was following, and early last evening
was near Baltimore.-New York Times, Oct. 24.
KILLED BY A SERPENT.
TERRIBLE ENCOUNTER WITH A DEADLY BLOWING VIPER
IN A DARK ROOM.
A terrible calamity befell Dr. Paulhamus and his
lovely and accomplished daughter Eleanor, Tuesday
evening, at Williamsburg, Pa. It seems that a couple
of weeks ago two tramps captured a pair of enormous
reptiles, which the doctor pronounce' to be of that
deadly species known as "blowing viper." The doc-
tor, having a desire to contribute something that would
commend itself from this district, purchased the rep-
tiles, intending to forward them to the Zoological
Gardens in Philadelphia. Biding their transportation
the snakes were placed in a large glass jar, the top
being carefully secured by a covering of wire gauze.
The jar was then placed on an elevated bracket in a
remote corner of the doctor's office. Last evening the
doctor and his daughter were returning from a visit to
the country, and the doctor having occasion to make
up a prescription they both entered the office, he
lighting a lamp. And now comes the terrible denoue.
meant. A large owl flew in through the transom above
the door and with the speed of an arrow struck the
lamp, knocking it Qver and scattering the oil and brok-
en glass in every direction. The bird was frantic, fly-
ing and dashing in every direction, while a general
crash of bottles and glasses was heard on every side.
In the meantime the doctor had lit another match, but
just in time to receive his daughter, who sprang with
a wild cry to his arms; in the darkness he gathered
his darling in his arms, and in a moment realized the
situation. The owl had dislodged the jar from the
bracket and the vipers were at large. Speedily he
groped his way, calling loudly for help which, the hour
being late, was slow to put in an appearance. They
seemed slow, but scarcely five minutes elapsed until
full a dozen ladies and brave 'ner were on the spot.
No living hand.can indite the horrors of the next few
minutes. Miss Eleanor, who had been insensible since
she sprang to her father's arms, was now being cared
for by the ladies, when one simultaneous shriek almost
froze the blood and paralyzed each nerve-yet not all !
It was Thomas Lutz's hand that seized the glittering
reptile by the neck and chokd choked its fearful fangs apart.
It had bitten the lady midway between the ankle and
the knee. She was now carried immediately to her
home, where every known antidote for poison was ad-
ministered by her frantic father, but all to no avail.
She died at 6-30 o'clock this morning. After taking
the poor unfortunate lady home, one of the men, know-
ing there had been two snakes, returned to the office
and. soon despatched the other. An examination
showed its two large fangs missing. This led to the
conjecture that possibly the doctor had been bitten.
-A hasty return and close examination resulted in find-
ing the fangs in the thick leathers of the doctor's
boots, who, being so alarmed for his daughter, had not
the slightest knowledge of being struck. The corpse
of the young lady has swollen to enormous dimensions,
while her complexion is in harmony with the spots
and general coloring of the snake. The larger of the
snakes measured four and a half feet, the smaller four
feet. They are pronounced by our old neonle the
VERY GRATIFYING INTELLIGENCE.-DE-
CREASE OF THE FEVER IN THE SOUTHERN STATES.
NEw ORLEANS, October 23.-New cases 344.
Deaths for the previous 24 hours, 20.
Rev. John Heidenricb, of the Redemptionist
Order, is very low with fever and is not expected to
BATON ROUGE-New cases, 13; deaths, 1.
CLINTON, LA.-Five deaths yesterday in this vi-
cinity. Dr. J. J. Robert is not expected to recover.
Frost formed this morning.
,OSYTKA-Two deaths; no new cases; several very
BAY ST. Louis-Three new cases; 2 deaths.
PASS CHRISTIAN.-One new case adA 2 deaths.
The mercury this morning indicated 44. Some
YAZOO CIDT-Rev. Father Monuton died lastnight
DELTA-Dr. Gilland, Health Officer, died last
MCCOMB CITY-No new cases. One death.
JACKSON, MIss.--Eleven new cases. One death.
The Peabody Association to-day issued over
50,000 rations. Applications for relief to the Young
Men's Christian Asso0iation, 37; to the Howards,
Dr. Choppin, President of the Board of Health,
says due notice will be, given by the Board
when absentees may safely return,
Among the affluent even the last attacked, die.
A German steamer in the river crowded with
emigrants has been warned not to approach.
VICKSBURi, Miss.-6 deaths. The situation is
regarded as favorable.
MEMPHIS, Tenn.-11 deaths in 16 hours. The
streets are thronged with returning refugees, and
busine-s is being gradually resumed. There was a
heavy frost last night.
CAIRO, Ill.-No deaths and no new cases the last
24 hours. Heavy frost with thin ice this morning
(23rd.) The crisis is passed and absentees are re-
turning. The quarantine against the South will
be raised on the 29tb.
LOUISVILLE, Ky.-No new case, no death. Ice
the Ith of an inch thick, formed.
A SAD STORY FROM THE SouTH.-There is now on
exhibition at the cigar stand in the Long Room of
the Stock Exchange the following articles of Jewel-
ry :-A watch, enamelled and set in diamonds; one
pair of solitare diamond earrings, weighing 51 car-
ats; one small solitaire diamond ring, one gold bra-
celet, set with turquoise ; one large solitaire diamond
ring, weighing 21 carats, and one three-stone dia-
mond ringset in onyx. This jewelry belongs toalady
residing at Port Hudson, Miss., who desires a mem-
.ber of the Stock Exchange to have them raffled for
her benefit.. In a letter sent to a lady friend in this
city the writer 'asks her to exert herself to raise
funds for her in her terrible necessity. She says
the only articles of jewelry which she keeps are her
husband's watch and her wedding ring. She de-
sires to dispose of the jewels to help her to properly
bring up her child. Her husband, three sons and
a daughter hare been taken from her by the yellow
fever, and the body of her husband was interred in
an old pine box.
Five hundred tickets at $5 each will be sold for
this object. When the tickets have all been taken
the drawing will be held at the Stock Exchange
after business hours.
MARK TWAIN'S SCRAP BOOK.
If we wished for an illustration of the old proverb,
"Necessity is the mother of invention," we could
scarcely find a more appropriate one than the fact that
Mr. Clemens, the clever American humorist, who,
under the nom deplume of Mark Twain, has supplied
the public with a rich fund of amusement, has invented
a scrap-book, for no one stands in- greater need of a
compact contrivance for registering facts and fancies
for future reference than the literary man. Quota-
tions, statistics, happy thoughts," will sometimes slip
out of people's memory, and have a peculiarly tanta-
lizing knack of doing so at the moment when they
are most wanted; and it has been an almost invariable
habit with literary men to, keep a commonplace or
reference-book of one sort or another, but from want
of system, or dislike of trouble, it is seldom that such
a book proves as serviceable as it should. There is a
widespread and very natural prejudice against gummy
fingers, which has prevented the ordinary kind of
scrap-book from coming into general use; and it is
most frequently relegated to the nursery, where a
little dirt or stickiness, more or less, lies as easily
upon.'the minds as upon the hands of the little ones.
Thus the ordinary scrap-book becomes for the most
part a receptacle of highly.coloured prints, birthday
cards, and similar trifles, entertaininsa enough in their
way, but certainly not very utseful. But with Mark
Twain's scrap-book the case is totally different; and
while they still offer as attractive a form of recreation
to children they are particularly useful to men engaged
in literature or in business. The inventor also attri-
butes to them, not altogether .unjustly, considerable
value as moral agents, from their tendency to lessen
the amount of profanity consequent on the vexations
attending ordinary scrap-books, such as dearth of
paste at an important moment, and, above all, the
"gummy fingers" grievance. The scrap-books are
published in all sizes, and in various descriptions of
binding, soberly substantial for business use, or hand-
somely substantial for the drawing-room table, and
are issued at popular prices. Each book is indexed,
and the special feature of the novelty is that the leaves
are carefully gummed in bars or lines ready for im-
mediate use. and arranged so as to take scraps of all
sizes. The gum simply requires to be moistenedwith
a little water, and the scrap adheres instantaneously
and firmly. To the statesman, the author, the clergy-
man. the editor, the business man, and even the care-
ful house-wife, the scrap-book must prove a real boon,
more particularly as almost every section of scrap-book
users has had its p rticular wants studied and provided
for. Literary and public men have their special two
column book with wide margin for MS. notes; then
there is the 3 column book, more particularly adapted
for newspaper cuttings: the pictorial scrap-book, gum-
med in squares to take pictures of any size; the child's
scrap-book, the business-book, and the oblong pocket
scrap-book. All the different varieties are well got up
and the inventor has not lost sight of any section of
the public in sending out his latest and not least valu-
able book. So simple and effective a contrivance,
remedying as it does an every-day grievance and sup-
plying an every-day want, cannot fail to be appreci-
ated as fully as any of the former productions of the
inventor, though destined to bear the impress of other
minds than his; and to say this in reference to a pro-
duction of Mark Twain's fertile genius is equivalent
to the prediction of a world-wide popularity.
A medical contemporary has published a para-
graph which will go like an arrow to the heart of
every mother who sends her child out to take the
air in a perambulator with a hood. Better it would
seem had it been for mothers to run the risk of
sunstroke for their jPabies than to purchase these
booded conveyances for them. 'For, strange to say,
the American leathers of the boods of a number of
the cheaper perambulators-used principally in
Prussia it appears-has been found to be so strong-
ly adulterated with lead that 42-7 per cent was
found in some of the material examined. The sun
acting on these metal-coated coverings produced in
the cases of many infants the worst symptoms of
lead-poisoning. Happily this is an evil we eas
guard against now we know it. Mothers mua see
in future not only that their babies' perambulators
double up, but that if they have hoods they are
made of the leather or cloth, they profess to be, and