BERMUDA COMMERCIAL AND GENERAL ADVERTISER AND RECORDER.
No.16-Vol. L. STATE SUPER VIAS ANTIQVAS. 2s. per Ainn
'Uh n.-Bermua, Tuajoveme I SM
..... "" tHa ou Berlmud mInesday,, ^veso e be' 5, i 7.S
I I f I .. I,. I TIII ... .. . .
Preltninaiiy A action
:--th proxitnm o
Tihe. Undersigned ill Sell,
l..'G E.V D UJOISt, -
; The Residence of;
oI1.ij 'rj i 1sd,. !. !,,
Who is about toj.eave these Islands,
THl WHO-LE OF HIS ,
Tn'hii'sting of- the usual
7-vi'Ipg-roorq, D)ining-room, and
Bed ro6m Furniture, Kitchen
tenrsils, 0& <. 8
If not previously' 'disposed 0o,'
His8 'k.iff, SIPPH O,
Cpitr-a ;sie,ned, with Masts, Sails, Aw thing,
O, O m,. ow'ocks i.evd Ballas-, D th ,. ..
Now in full Milk.
OFull- parlicular of this Sale win e "
givom in a subsequetit N'*iab.-'
T W. T. ;ROBI(TS
S eo Auctioneer.
St. George's,; Oct. 19, j878.
rpH l SU 3J0 1R. Ileing about to leave th
land fora period, offers his Property
For Sale, Leaseor R t.
*The Property consists as follows:-
With LIQUOR ad' .GoCER'
S'iOR E', OUT-HOQUSES,e STA BLUES, &c,
with l.leven Acres, more 6r less, of excellent
W 1 T I + ... i- I. -i+ ..
LINI), situated near St. lPaul's UChurch, 'Pagets.
-Thirteen. Acres, more or less, of o
Pl"Sa#stifng s Z .1 0.1 I$,
eAdj inin thie ,nIbove on ihe South Side and ex-.
tendin l toie Sea. o 1 0- .
The- rilove I.AND is very el.igibly situated.
The DW E IIING is mno-L helithily located.
It. comuiands h beautiful view of the Town of
[famki"ton, of Mount Langton,' Prospecl, Clnr-
ence Hlill, &c.
' Persons desirous of possessing an extensive,
lot of excellent LAND for agricuhiurail lirpIoses,
dsa ctnol'.1 table )DWELI.ING, all wvihin
twen.y minutes walk of the Town o' Illnmilton,'
will do \vell 10o ool nat Ihis 'PROPE"RTY.
TJVLe13- 3. FISK.
Pages, October 22, 1878. '
On, [l and and
, -+ *.' < + = : -, "} j' ": -" r+ l ;.
On or 4tout
lThe llth Proximo,
After ihe arrival of the Truopship Oronies,"
At the Residence .of
Illajor Coddinigtoli, I E.,
s,> the Park- Hoad, +
His very large assortment of Valu-
able household .
Fujl. particulars of wiffh. will be given in sub-
4equuiit AdvertiseniAnt and in Handbills.
St,. George's, October 29, 1878.
.it-It it 0' i D
Momently expectedl,a large Supply
1 .3*"or'" F
.F I S 1 7G. U4. I
Which will be dispose of ,ata, i:easanahble price.
The Article speaks fuli itself.-Farimers who
have, during the I'ti found season. tried this
MVfanure ptionounced it A I, '.
q(all at once and eilgaige he quantity you re-
St. George, Berminla, Oct. 2S, 178. .
N NO.TI ..
Renqi Iahle for Sale
: neir -the/ Town o Hamilton.
lBii, abott to leave the Islands for a period,
Offers fori Sale
Situ tel near the Elastern entrance to the Town
of,)la,,pilton, between the Main Road and the
wiittsi of 11amnilton Harbour.
_. -. '
to arrive, a Prime
S ": And
Potatoes for Seed.
The above for sale Cheap "'to Cash customers
St. Ge6rge's, Bermuda,
Oct. -S&fh, 1878. ::
Champagne lager iIleer,
Carefully .Bottled by
IP Al. F. i I0 ? .,
J: I'"Barrels of Quarts nid IPints. "
H.R.OS. J. LIGIITHiOURN,
Front Street, .l!amilion,
SIe Agent for Bermuda.'
IF YOU R EQUIR I'
Purchase le IBiER1TJUDA HinAND,"" Hil1il con-
centrated, and no wsto-prel)ared and sold by
THE MAPES FORMULA & PERUVIAN GUAN o Co.,
S *- 158 Front St.,
October 1, 1878.-2m
A Light Carriage,
To carry four persons, front and back seats
.thae same, fitted with Hood and Flies to close
the sides. In very good order.
5 BATY COB,
Suitable for a Lady to drive or ride with con-
.H.,, fidencc." ,
A Chestnut MARE--a good hack
and a capital fencer.
A'Set ofSflver-Mounted HARNESS.
An Excellent PIANO, by Broadwood.
Apply to CAPTAIN SLACKE, R.E., at Boaz
October 21, 1878.-3
Terms accommnodating.--Appity to
.-W. A'. FISKe For Sale
SQcper29, 78. Paget.'heelD GCdRT
er29 : Single HARNESS
SSDDLERY annd Stable REQUISITES.
:l ..t' ',. '-. Also, the Bay Horse
Cedar Avenue, Hamilton. C ol LAtZI _M__
October 28, 1878. : Quiet'to ride and drive, an excellent charger,
: /and well known with the Hunt.
CIGA -SG, CiUAI T.ES, PIPE., TO- For particulars-apply to LT. SILL, R.E., St.
BACC.), in great variety, at 46 and 47 George's. .' :
ront Streel, Sign oflhe Big,g__ar."-.. -. October 28th, 1878:. -9 pd .
40 V V_ -
Peace 8has been declared between
Russia and Turkey,
And England has taken possession 61'of Cyprus,
Rlot this hns hnot prevented the
8v188c ff I PR E R
From i'eceiving his 'usual large
e I ow d For
AT LOW CASH PJfrCE,
CHINESE FLRECR.C KE RS,
& Very Cihe ap,
O,~ Very L i. ,
IA M AMOTH :MPI'F!)(O M,-I. Very Large
"ROMAN CANDLE--(' Veiy (Qood.
,ROCKETlIS-0 X' Ver beautiful.
And other FIREVWORKS nMgreat 'as-
-:: : l*orimeiit. *.
01 Coime and Selectin time.
A. G RANTHAT)M,
Nos. 46 &47 Front. ie.et,
ii aiiniltoi, !eri.uda.
October 5th, 1878.-s5
GREAT REDUCTION Sl
The Subscriber intenils closing his
present line of 'ltiincss
OFFERS,.IS 'TIE ....
it Astonishing Low Rates,
To Suit the Times.
FURNITURE E--Bk. Walnut Parlor SUITS
Black Walnut led 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 M lIR RORS
Note PAPER and ENVELOPES
BOOTS & S!]O'':S, Ladies, Gents & Chil-
CARPETING and Floor CLOTH, handsome
Express WAGGONS CARTS
/WHEIEBARROWS &c., &c., &c./.
All of which will be sold much lower inrrpro-
pill ion than the s~. called Co-nperative Store
1'rices, for the CASil ONJY ; tnmust be cleared out
nLext month, to make room for incoming Goods.
; eid.& Burnaby Sts.
The Bermuda Ci-
<, gar Factory.
!'sV E InUdersined having received a lotof
: HAVANA..' TOBACCO via New York
And will be pl apply parties requir-
ing same. Quality ,uaranteet and no Cabbage.
'The Subscriber i.- \vill!i l to give Istrut.ie on
in CIGAR-, .MIA!,.ING -o one or two Young
Meni wh "are desirou-, of maing theiniselves
generally useful at the luiiu1"1!,. ',Iermns made
known on application to
T. SA. CHEZ.
Hamilton, .hune i.t 1878.
Defaced Postage Stamps.
pERSONS having any of the POSTAGE
STAMPIl as below described. wUit hear
of a Purchaser on application at the Bermuda
SRoyal Gazette" Office.
Issue of :1850--Circular.-different colors,
,2nd' Issue of 1850-Rectangular.
Issue of 1S56-Oblong. .
S" 1862--Trype printed
ST. LuciA-,-1659-Green and Blue
Ti;I IDAD-for 1854-6-8- different c)leirs bear-
ing no value.
BARBADOES AND JAMAICA.-5/ Stamps.
ST. DOMItGO Stamps for 186,2-5, 1874.
BRITISH I IONDUinAS'-
ST, TfiOMAS-Oranige and Chocolate color
rgRY those C(:GARETTES l. A. GRAN-
!mI T -AM has now open; they are PERFEc-
TION, thte,,Sign of the Big Cigar," 46 and
47 Froni Street,- .
H, A V I NG just returned from
America with a new and well selected
STOCK; OF JEWMELLIRY,
I most r'.sp-etfiil11 'ask a call from my patrons
and friends in general, thanking them for past
favors and soliciting a continuance of the same.
ire now to be seen at
C lAINS, .CHARMS, Gold and Silver.
lA IR, WORK, made to order.
IVORY, Pearl, and Gold Collar BUTTONS.
CL OC'K-ETS, Gold and Silver.
IAA1MOND and fine Gold RINGS.
SOLli) I Silver and Plated WARE, .
N.B.- Chronometers Rated, and every des-
cription of Watches, Clocks and Jewellery re-
paired o:n the premises and warranted, by
.E. T. CHILD,
()0Old established Watch and Clock Store,
Front Street, Hamilton,
** A call is solicted. .
Octr;. 14. 878.
A few Bags good Cleaned
SB. E. DICKINSON.
September 17th 1878.
Colom'bl Secretary s Offe,
28TH OCTOBER, 1878.
Tp E following, ACT has b.en passedd by
L the Legislature of Bermuda during the
present Session, viz :-
NoI. 29-An Act to incorporate the Synod of
'the Church of England in Bermuda and for
other purposes in ,.onineti,.n thli'rewith.
(Oi,:.rahfai n irend,.,l until Her Majesty's
allowance has been obl tin ed').
By His Excellency's CrnAm ..l,
R. E. WEBSTER,
8 Coblovitl Se'rreNry/.
Notice, -. .
THE CAUSEWAY BRIDGE near the Wes-
-. tern terminus of the Causeway now un-
dergoing certain REPAIRS andl ALTER A TI-
Tb,.- Public is hereby notified that fronim and
after the 6th instant, and until further notice,
a portion of the Bridge will be taken up and
the C:rriagt way reduced in width to about.
nine feet, or ther-a:,uts.
Persons travelling on the-Causeway Road
are again requested to drive slowly over this
S C,;io,,;, SEm'1,eifor.
Hatmilton, '3rd Augus't, 1878.
A Respectable l ady or Gentleman crin Rt-nt
a fine large Airy 1i I-'i)t1 OOM (I'urri-lhed
or unfurnished) with access to D)rwiiig Room,
Also, the use of the Furnitiure in the )rviwiig
Room ; the use of Stove in Kitchen, or a se-
parate Kitchen and dining Room-with a private,
Family in a pleasinlly 4itu'itcd 1)Dwelling, about
twenty minutes walk on.the Pitt's Bay Road.
For further Particulars apply at the Royal
azette Office. July, 1878.
Ilamilton, Wth July, 1878.
J s 1...r ...."P A.I,. i'e,~',.rom^d n afterr ilis date are'
,u t AeU strictly forid TRiESPiASSING on the
Two of those Celebriated Florence" Property, in Shmith' Parsl., known as SOM-
eO"M OrC. ERSALLS OR lIAtRltiNGTON FARM,"
MK so Oflt
They save labour and fuel. out respect to person, be prosecuted to the
For Sale at cost and charges. utmost extent of the La4w. f
SCatile of any desi, ripti.I found thereon will
wV. .. JA M ES, be Pounded witl,out further notice.
42 F rontSt.
September 9, 1878. nt JOHN T. PENISTON.
s I. dPalmetto Grove, Flatts Village,
Flatts. Village Boardinp, oco,^,7., ,
rHIIS is a very beautiful plbice. Is situated
at the junction of the roads 'at the Flatts,
and is known as Pialmetto Grove." .Iswithin
tvWenty minutes drive of Ha-milton, and quite
near the Walsinghami Caves. It borders on the
beautiful sheet of water, -ilarrington 'Sound, a
fa:nous place for sea bathing.
The Proprietor has a-Boeat at hand for pleasure
ex.,nrsiojns on1 the -'ound nnd other waters. Ile
will be pleased to accommodate Lady and Gentle-
men Boarders on very re ,.1. -.- terms.
JO1 1N T. P ENISTON,
Se'Iitc L ile' 3, -I 878.
General Shipping and
KComrmission ",erchl ts,
(P. 0. Box 3709,)
52 2C;OH l..17 T25wa 13,
W, HAYWARD, NEW YOR K.
D. S. NASH.
Messrs, A. W. PEROT & Co., )"0 mer ra.
Hlon. S. S. INGHAM, Hlamilton, Bermudaa.
Jos. NI. iAYWARD, Agent R. 11. S. Pkt C I .,
St. George's, Bermuda.
D). '. SEON,I Hamilton, Bermuda.
September 17, 1878,-.r12m
The Undersigned offers
For Sale or Rent,
j0 Two Cottages,
Near the Flatts Village,
With all conveniences attached.
Possession given of one immediately; the
other January 1st. Apply to
W. A. TAYLOR,
'October 29, 137S.-4
For Sale, Price 30.
'The Chestnut Mare
A perfect charger and carries a Lady; late the
property of Admiral Sir Cooper Key, K.C.B,
Enquire at the OFFICERS' MESS, Boaz Ibland.
October 21, 1o78.-4
House for Rent" .:
A -WVO TORY V "
a- Dwelling Honse
In this Town, North of the Hamilton Hotel, for
For particulars apply at the Royal Gazette"
Hamilton, Oct. 7th, 1878.
m James IHeney,
;1tiiil881,01 ( i,
CoIIlission .1 g4ent,
11AMIILTON, I iER,1jU!A:
A. GR[I'THAM has received a large
i.* supply rof PERFECTION CIG'A RI'TTES
Nos,. 46 and 47 Front Street.-'
jjRMTDA ROYAL GAZETTE..
- ~ ~- t v-,A,...aunnr'7'" fl.nSi1
EXTRACT from METEOROLO(
VATIONS taken under the direct
Medical Officer, Prospect, Bermudi
Nov. 1 29-931
Total Rainfall for the Month of Octr
Total Rainfall for the Month of Octr
-fami ltont, 1Vovembe
H IS EXCELLENCY THE
has been pleased to appoi
Captain Johna Mores
In Charge of Naval Establish
Island, to be a JUSTICE OF
By His Excellency's C
R, E. W
Adijoiun ed Court of Gern
MONDAY, 4TH N OVEMBER
Before Honorable JOSIAH REES, (
the Honorables EUGENIUS HARVEY
TRIMINGHAM, Assistant Justices.
G. W. Castner vs. G. Oakley. Ji
up for Plaintiff.
R. Symons vs. J. Smith. Judgi
John Doe, on the demise of The
others vs. Richard Roe. Ejectn
for Plaintiff against the casual ]
TH.. Pitt & anr. vs. C. M. Allen.
shew cause why Judgment shou
against the Plaintiffs, as of non
R. Traill vs. E. Tappin. Writ of
decision of the Justices of the Pe
ish of St. George in a suit to re
wages, &c. The Court suspended
Adjourned to Saturday next, the
October 29-Schr. Emerson Rokes
York; assorted cargo to S. S. Ing1
October 29-Schr. Meteor, Dunscomb
2 casks wine.
S. S. Naples, Eaton, New Orleans.
...31-Mail Steamer Canima, Liddicoa
box instruments, 1 bale harness, 1
box fruit, 5 half bis. arrowroot, 8 ba
--C CUSTOM HOUSE-ST. GI
Oct. 31-Norwegian Barque Svea, of
Marchusson, Master, from New Yor
France; cargo, petroleum; in dis
loss of sails and ri,-.ii',.-Agent,
31-Russian Barque -'tion fatrston Con
Master from New York bound to A
with wheat; in distress.-Agent
land & Co.
Nov. 2-R. M. S. Alpha, Crowell,
Mail of the 15th ultimo, passenger
Agent, J. M.- Hayward.
Oct. 29-Am. Barque Hornet, Hopkin
Puerto Cabello; portion of inward c
Am. Barque Rocket, Pickering, H6
Nov. 2-R. M. S. Alpha, Crowell, St
MOVEMENTS OF VESSELS, PORT 0F
Norw. Barque Svea, Marchusson, gett
charge and repair. ,
Russian Barque Storfusten Constantin
ing for repairs. ,
Barqueritine Falcon, ballasting.
Barque Rocket, Pickering, ready for s
Delmdr C., Odell, repairing.
Maria, wailing for orders
Geo. B. Doaglas, ready for sea.
In the Royal Mail Steamer Alpha.
Saturday last;. Mr. and Mrs. Charle
Mrs. Palmei- and 3 children, Mrs. B
3 children. Rev. Mr. McKean, Presb
Mr. and Mrs. John D. Tupper.
S PASSENGERS SAILED
In the Mail Steamer Canima, on T
New York-Mrs.-H. H. Hiyward
Rev. Bishop Fallows, D.D., Duncan
ion of the Principal
THE SOMERSET MYSTERY.
a. Above the sea Ever since it became generally known that Ann
Skeeters was missing from her home, her friends
r seem to have been fully convinced that she had met
ire previous with foul play, and that her remains, if discov.
...urs. Rain. ered at all, would be found in the water off Long
-- Bay and not far from the house in which she and
Sn h. her husband, Edward James Skeeters, resided.
S nch. Boats were out during the greater part of the week
before last, but as the weather was stormy and the
0 07wind Northerly no effective search could be made.
136.0 55*3 C00 Last week, however, the weather proved favorable,
147-4 50-5 0.00 and boats were again out. Pilot Beresford Scott
142-6 52-2 0o00 and Place, a brother of Anna Skeeters, with
137*8 56-7 0-22 two or three other men, went out early on Wednes-
123"4 61-9 0-02 day morning and let down from their boat a ma-
111-4 52-2 0-00 chine called a Creeper-constructed of a rope of
116-4 53-2 0-00 about 100 fathoms in length, with fish hooks fast-
ened at every three fathoms, and a piece of iron se-
Total 0-24 cured midway between each hook-with which
., 1878...4-44 Ins. they scraped the bottom in the channel just beyond
.. 1877...1-37 Ins. the inner Flat, about three quarters of a mile from
the shore, and at a place where a calm" on the
water had been previously observed. On the second
4 sweep of their creeper it caught in something
which the men in the boat immediately set to work
to pull up. The weight at.first was very great and
r 5, 1878. after making a few pulls they felt something heavy
break from the creeper and return to the bottom.
When the creeper was drawn to the surface a
ay's Office, shocking sight presented itself-it held a portion of
'EMBER, 1878. a human body'or skeleton, with the head, arms and
feet all gone and with little or no flesh attached tc
GOVERNOR the remainder of the frame. Pilot Scott, having
int buoyed off the spot where he found the body, and
by, It. N. John Fowle, Esqr., Magistrate for Sandys, having
applied to Captain Moresby, the Captain Superin.
iments, Ireland tendent of the Royal Naval Establishments, Ire.
THE PEACE for land Island, for a diver, he very kindly sent a ves.
sel and diver to the spot early on the following
omm.and, morning. The diver, soon after going down, dis.
covered and sent up portions of a human scalp and
B ST E R, hair, a large stone, weighing some 80 or 100 lbs.
colonial Secretary. carefully cut and notched at the sides with a rope
fastened round it, a noose or bight being formed in
the rope; also some clothes, which, with the hatr
ieral Assize. it is said, have been identified as to have belonged
to Anna Skeeters, the latter being tied in a peculiar
% 1878. way.
Chief Justice, and An investigation was commenced by John Fowle
Y and JAMES H. Esqr., on the 29th ulto., but after the finding of the
body or remains, the Inquiry was taken up by the
idgment entered Coroner for the Western District, C. C. Keane, Esqr.,
before whom an Inquest was held at Somerset on
ment entered up Thursday and Friday last. As to the evidence be-
fore the Coroner we understand that the Medica]
*resa Darrell and Witnesses deposed the body to have been that of a
nent. Judgment colored person and a female, but in consequence, nc
IEjector. doubt, of its decomposed and mutilated state, no one
Rule granted to was prepared to swear it was that of the missing
ld not be entered woman.
Suit. That Anna Skeeters went home on the Sunday
Error, from the night there seems to be no doubt. Her husband
eace of the Par- was not with her, and what time he arrived is still a
cover a month's mystery. A light was seen in their house that
ed its Judgment. night about 9 o'clock. Margaret Allick, who lives
in the neighborhood, deposed that she saw Pleasant
e 9th instant, at Fubler, the mother of Edward Skeeters at her son's
house very early on the morning of Monday 21st
Oct., and another witness stated that the said Fub-
ILTON. ler was at the house both on the 21st and 22nd,
and took away a bundle of clothes with her on the
s, Mareton, New morning of the former day. A lodger, in the
ham. house occupied by Pleasant Fubler, stated that
sometime during the night of the 20th or morning
b, Turks' Islands; of the 21st Oct., he heard a knock at Pleasant Fub-
ler's door and afterwards heard Pleasant Fubler
talking to a man upstairs, whose voice he believed
bt, New York; 1 was that of Edward Skeeters, her son. This house
box turtle shell, 1 is distant about a mile from that occupied by Ed-
ags grass seed. ward Skeeters. It is believed that the clothes
EORGES. worn by Edward Skeeters on the Sunday evening
Risoer, Norway, have not yet been found, or satisfactorily accounted
k, bound toway Cette, for. An open boat belonging to Skeeters has been
tressk, boun dismastted, always moored near his house which is distant only
Jno. S. Darrell. a few yards from the water's edge.
istantine, Grape, After a very patient inquiry, which extended over
msterdam; laden two days, the Coroner's Jury returned a verdict of
ts, W. C. Hy- Wilful Murder against Edward James Skeeters,
who was immediately sent back to Hamilton Gaol.
Halifax ; English The excitement which this murder has created
rs and freight.- throughout the Islands has been intense, but es-
pecially so in Somerset and the adjoining Parish.
s, La Guayra and ortunate for Skeeters, if he values his life, that
is, La Guayra and the Magistrate for Somerset afforded him such
obargo Town; in- watchful protection, for there seems to be but little
own; in- doubt, that the naturally enraged people of that
. Thomas; Mails. Parish, particularly the female friends of the de-
SST. GEORGE. ceased, would have shown him no mercy could they
ST. OG have gotten him within their grasp.
ing ready to dis- The unfortunate deceased was, we are informed
a well behaved woman, and much respected by her
ze, Grape, prepar- neighbours, and those who knew her.
ea. THE OTTAWA GOVERNMENT.
S Sir John Macdonald has completed the formation
of his Ministry, and it stands as follows :
Sir John A. Macdonald (Ontario), Premier and
Minister of the Interior.
Hon. S. L. Tilley (New Brunswick), Minister of
s H. Robinson, Hon. Charles Tupper (Nova Scotia), Minister of
urner, R.N., and Public Works.
yterian Minister, I Hon. H. L..Langevin (Quebec), Post-master-
SHon. L, R. Masson (Quebec), Minister of Militia
"hursday last, for Hon. J. C. Aikens, Senator (Ontario), Secretary
and child, Right of State.
SStewart, Esqr., Hon. J. H. Pope. (Quebec), Minister of Agricul-
Lieut. vincent, 1-19th Kegt., Mr. R. S. Gillispie and
Capt. Schutze-2nd Cabin-A. Tucker, Mrs. Murphy.
10 Steerage pa'seitier- and 10 seamen sent forward
by Consul for United States.
In the Royal Mail Steamer Alpha for St. Thomas,
Mrs. Morton and 3 children, Mr. Hendershot, Mr.
L. H. Gault, Mr. H. A. Smith, Edward Heyland.
In the Meteor for Turks' Islands : Capt. William
Hutchings, Miss Mills, Miss Gulielma Smith.
H. S Y' Ships Sirius and Argus arrived at Halifax
from Quebec on the 25th ultimo.
The Lady Milne was up at London for Bermuda on
5th ultimo, to.Ieave shortly.
The Steamer Germanic, of the White Star Line, had
arrived at New York from Liverpool in 7 days 19 hours.
On two suiccjssive days she made 400 miles per day.
The Allan Steamer Sarmatian, with-the Marquis and
Marchioness of Lorhe and Suite on board, was to leave
Liverpool for Halifax, via Londonderry, on the 14th
November-not to call at St. Johns, N.F. The Sar-
matian is the finest of the Allan Line of Steamers.
The intended movement of troops took place on
Friday last. The 46th left Prospect for St. George
at 6 a.m., and the 1-19th reached Prospect at 11
a.m. The weather was rather unfavorable for the
SIN:YVTLAR FORMATIOrN.-There was brought to our
Office yesterday by Captain Castner-who had
picked it up some time since, in the harbour oppo-,
site his Ice House, in 12 feet of water, at low tide-a
champagne bottle nearly wholly covered with coral
formation-on the side which was',uppermost when it
lay at the bottom, were three cockle shells, about
three inches each in circumference the flesh in one
of which was fiesl, when taken up, and a brain stone
formation, nine inches in circumference, and about
an inch an half in thickness. How long this bot-
tle lay where it was found, it would take some one
better vtrsed in natural history than we are to de-
termine. Captain Castner intends presenting it to
Hon. Alexr. Campbell, Senator (Ontario), Recei-
Hon. Mackenzie Bowell (Ontario), Minister of
Hon. J. C. Pope (P. E. Island), Minister of Ma-
rine and Fisheries.
Hon. L. F. G. Baby (Quebec), Minister of Inland
Hon. James McDonald (Nova Scotia), Minister
of Justice. '
Hon. John O'Connor (Ontario), President of the
Hon. R. D. Wilmot (New Brunswick), without
portfolio; to be appointed Speaker of the Senate.
' From the Halifax Royal Gazette Extraordinary.
PROVINCIAL SECRETARY'S OFPiCE,
Halifax, 22nd October, 1878.
His Honor the Lieut. Governor has been pleased
to make the following appointments :
To be the Executive Council of the Province pf Nova
The Honble. SIMON HUGH HOLMES.
JOHN SPARROW-DAVID THOMPSON.
i SAMUEL CREELMAN.
NATHANIEL WHITWORTH WHITE.
a" WILLIAM BOTSFORD TROOP.
S CHARLES JOHN MACDONALD.
CHARLES JAMES. TOWNPHEND.
JAMES STANFORTH MC)DONALD.
HECTOR FRANCES MCDOUGALL.
The Hon'ble Simon Hugh Holmes to be Secre-
tary of the Province, vice Hon'ble Philip Carteret
The Hon'ble John Sparrow David Thompson to,
be Attorney General of the Province, vice Hon'ble
Alonzo J. White, resigned.
The Hon'ble Samuel Creelman to be Commis-
sioner of Public Works and Mines, vice Hon'ble
Albert Gayton, resigned.
Arrival of~4ite Englisih M3ail of 15th
a The Royal Mail Steamer Alpha, Captain Crowell
s from Halifax, with the English Mail of the,15th
t October, arrived at St. Georges on Saturday last.
The Alpha left Halifax at boon on Mond:y the
28th ultimo, but her passage was prolonged by
I strong south gales with heavy sea.
We are indepted to Captain Crowell and to C.
H. Robinson, Esqr passenger by the Alpha, for
Halifax papers upto the day of sailing, and to the
latter gentlemen also for London and Liverpool
papers of the 14th and 15th ultimo.
THE NEW GOVERNOR GENERAL OF CA-
The Marquis of Lorne and the Princess Louise
and suite are expected to arrive at Halifax on the
22nd November, and will be escorted to the
Queen's mooring opposite the Royal Naval Yard,
by all the Ships of war now on that portion of the
Station. A meeting of the General Committee was
bell at the City of Halifax Council Chamber on
the 26th ultimo. at which His Worship the M~hyor
presided, when Ithe Executive Committee made a
report stating that they had waited on the Admir-
al, Governor, and the Local Government, and re-
ceived promises of their co-operation.
The Disembarkation will probably take place at
1'80 p.m., on: the day of arrival, unless that should
be Sunday, when it will be postponed to the same
f hour on the following day. The landing will be at
the D'ckya-d, where the vice-Regal Party will be
met by a Guard of Honor," and by the military,
naval, and civil authorities, and others. They will
then proceed in'carriages to Government House,
coming out of the Dockyard by the southern gate.
It is proposed that at this point they shall be met
by a procession composed of the various societies
and organizatibunain the city, and others desirous
of taking part. The Mayor to publicly invite all
such societies, and the citizens generally to co-op-
erate with the Committee in making the procession
, as successful and thoroughly representative in its
character as possible.
The route will be-starting from south gate of
Dockyard, up Water to North, up North to Bruns-
wick, along'Brunswick to Jacob, down Jacob to
Argyle, through Argyle to Buckingham, down
Buckingham to Granvillp, through Granville to
George, thence into Hollis, along said street to
South, up .-outh -to Pleasant and along Pleasant
Street to the south gate of Government House.
The procession- will pass through Government
SHouse grounds rearing by the north gate. At
Government House the address of the Mayor and
Corporation will- be presented. The vice-Regal
SParty will proceedeafter this to Admiralty House
via Spring Garden Road and South Park Street to
Sackville Street, down Sackville to-south gate of
glacis, thence across glacis to Gottingen Street and
up that street to Admiralty House, where-it is
understood-they will remain as the guestsof Vice-
I THE SECOND DAyr.-On .the evening ,of the fol-
lowing day the Marquis of Lorne will'hold a" Le-
vee," probably in the Provincial Building; gentle-
men to appear in full dress. Official notification
to this effect having been forwarded to the Mayor
by Col. Hon. E. G. Littleton, Secretary to the Gov-
Owing to the uncertainty of the time of arrival,
and to other difficulties in the way, the proposed
Ball has been abandoned. The Committee recom-
mended that a torchlight procession should be or-
ganized as an escort to His Excellency on the oc-
casion of the "Levee," and that there should be an
illumination of the city, especially in that part
through which the gorlege will pass, and in the im-
mediate proximity ofthe Provincial Building. The.
report earnestly urged upon all theSocieties, public
organizations, and the citizens generally, to use
their best efforts in decorating thestreets and build-
I ings; and to co-operate, to the utmost of their pow-
er, with the committee appointed for carrying out
the public decorations, in order that the demonstra-
tion of the loyal rejoicings of the community may
be as general and effective as possible.
Major F. W. De Winton, R.A., accompanies tlh
Marquis of Lorne;to Canada as Military Secretarf.
RAINFALL, OCTOBER, 1878.
1 1144 17 0-04
.2 001 18 0-08
S 3 007 19 0"00
4 0 02 : 20 0'26
5 0'07 21 0"00
S 6 0-01 22 0"04
7 0"00 23 0"05
8 000 24 057
9 000 25 0'02
10 0-00 ..26 0083
S 11 0 00 27 0-00
S 12 0"00 28 0'0'0
13 '2-69 29 0.00
14 0-)2 80 0*00
15 001 81 0-00
16 005 -,---
Total 5-38 Ins.
Rainfall, October, 1877..... ............1383 Ins.
Average of 8 years, from 1870 to 1877 566 Ins.
SN.B.-This average is largely affected by the ex-
Straordinary Rainfall in October 1874 which reached
To the Editor of the Royal Gazette.
DEAR Sm,-The Lecture by the Right Reverend
Dr. Fallows, Presiding Bishop of the Reformed
Episcopal Church of the United States and Canada,
as advertised in last Tuesday's Gazette, was deliv-
ered in the Mechanics' Hall, Hamilton, on the
evening of the 30th ultimo. Subject -" The Four
Johns of History." The Hall was filled by the
most intelligent audience Bermuda can produce.
The Speaker introduced his subject by some
brilliant remarks on Individualism. The possession
of a keen sense of the Eao was necessary to success,
and the truly great were those who felt themselves
a comparatively impregnable tower of strength,
and who stood unloved amid the crash of worlds.
Such men were the subjects of the Lecture :--John
Calvin, John of Barneveld, John Knox, and John
Wesley. After rapidly going over the salient
points in each man's life and death; the learned
speaker pointed out how each filled that niche,
which the Eternal destinies had hewn out for him.
The hour came and the man with it. The influ-
ence of such meni was imperishable. To some ex-
tent it is true of all men, that their words and acts,
leave indelible imprints on succeeding generations,
but in a far deeper sense was it true of such men as
the "Four Johns." The influence of their work is
felt at the present day; nay we are onlynowreaping
the matured fruit from trees of their, planting; did
space allow, long extracts from the Lecture would
repay the perusal of those who unfortunately lost
the greatest treat offered for many a long day; but
we can only condole with the unfortunate for their
loss, and express a hope that at no distant date our
shores may again be visited, by one who unites the
finest culture and education England can afford, to
the progressive Go-a-headitiveness which a length-
ened residence in the United States alone' can. im-
part, the whole being richly set in christian purity,
and human geniality.
I remain, Dear Sir,
Yours very respectfully,
November 4, 1878.,
The Abridgement of the Nautical Almanack and
Tide Tables for the coming year, published by Ro-
bert H. Cogswell, Halifax, N.R., professing to give,
in addition to the usual information found in the
Nautical Almanack published by the Lords Com-
mi;siouers of the Admiralty, Tables of Tide and
position of the several Lighthouses in Nova Scotia,
&e., West Indies, Cuba, Bahamas, Guiana, Coastp,
Mexico, Texas, &c., nothingwhatevr of theBermuda
Light; indeed, the only reference in this work to
Bermuda is the state of the tide at Ireland Is-
land," of great consequence to Mariners, if they do
not happen to know where Ireland Island" is.
The destruction of the principal quarter of the
Russian town of Riazon is ascribed to the Nihilists.
At 7 o'clock on the morning of September 27 a fire
broke out in a large fruit shop on one of the tho-
roughfares of the town. Two hours later a second
fire was kindled in Astrakan-st., where the best
shops are situated, and the firemen were endeavor-
ing to extinguish it, when at 12 o'clock a third fire
was announced in a street adjoining it, scarcely a
hundred yards away. Finally, at 1 o'clock, a
fourth fire broke out in the outskirts of the town.
The simultaneous character of these four fires left
no doubt in the mind of the Governor that they
owed their origin to incendiaries, and fearing lest
they should 'be the preconcerted signal for an em-
eute, he telegraphed off to Moscow, which is 120
miles to the north, for all available fird-engines, and
to Voskresenski Camp for a regiment of soldiers.
In the opurse of the day the fire spread from the
four houses to the buildings adjacent, and when
the Moscow express arrived twenty blocks were in
flames. The fire brigade, reinforced with arrivals
from neighboring towns, were arduously engaged
all night and part of the following day, the flame
being eventually got under in'the course of the a-
ternoon of the 28th. It was found that twenty-
three blocks of stone ~I;t:-o, thirty-one wooden
ones, and seventy ware-houses and shops had been
destroyed. The authorities of Moscow havereceiv-
ed numbers of anonymous letters from the "Nihilist
Committee," informing them of their intention of
destroying all" stored up" property in the towns
of Russia, and intimating that the remarkable in.
crease of fires during the last eighteen months has
been caused by the execution of their decrees.
The Atalanta, training ship for ordinary seamen,
in place of the Eurydice, will be inspected at Dev- .
enport to-day, and will leave for a six months'
cruise among the West India Islands.-London
Times, October 14. :.
-It is proposed to erect a memorial over the graves
of the seamen at Haslar Cemetery who were drown-
ed in the Eurydice, and the design has received the
approval of the Admiralty. It will adjoin the
obelisk in memory of those who perished by the
A Reuter's telegram from Malta, dated October
13, says:-" Her Majesty's ship Orontes, with the
101st Regiment, has arrived here from Cyprus.
She will embark the women and children belong-
ing to the regiment and proceed to Halifax on
Tuesday. The Black Prince, in place of proceeding
to Marseilles on the:11th, as originally intended,
has been docked to make good her defects. The
lDevastation is expected here on Tuesday."
It seems probable that Admiral Sir Cooper Key
will be appointed to the command at Davenport.
BY PUBLIC AUCTION
To-morrow,, Wednesdayy ,
6th instant, At 12 o'clock,
A T 'RE WUALvF,
That well known, fine, fast sailing
As she will appear, in good order, re-
cently Metallic Painted.
The "Express" may be fitted at a very slight
expense for a first class yachtto compete
with any in these Islands.
BLS. S. F. FLOUR and Corn
Bags 'CORN, BRAN and OATS
10,000 CIGARS 1 Gross Fancy PIPES
50 Lbs. Smoking TOBACCO (fine cut)
BOOTS and SHOES CARPETING
Floor CLOTH Express WAGGONS
Oil Table CLOTHS Lot of BOOKS
&c., &c., &c.
A Box CART
And a few Bags Peruvian GUANO
A Fine PIANO
With whatever else may appear at the Sale.
Hamilton, 5th Nov., 1878,
Sanction ^ale of,
Valuable Real K state.
WILL BE SOLD,
The 8th of November,
THE HOUSE AND
Situated at the foot of Government 1111 and
known as "THE RECTORV a,, .. .
'ipied by the Undersigned.
TO RID A HousE OF PUNIES."-If two or three Satisfactory terms made known on day of
bottles of ammonia, left unstoppered, are put in Sale,
prominent places in a room, they will soon leave. THOS.- W FOST E R.
No insects whatever can tolerate it ~.9 N ltUh S. W. ,Ol ,.
;St. George's, Nov. 4th, 1878.
A Supplement of three col- AI M F.I. SaH
' "umns accompanies this issue of the BtUAiNU AND I H iGUANOU,
Gazete."It contains the proceed- i
,ings of the Hou. House of Assembly on Frida
last.:l the Euro ean News bv the Roval M al
The Undersigned have on hand
,Steamer Alpha," and) other news items. i A STOCK-OP
BIRTH, on the 27th ultimo, at Heathlcoe. i1il 0r n o,
Somerset, the WIFE of Mr. Thomas Lines, of a SON. And expect per Schooner E.I L; DOUF
DIED, in Warwick Parish on the 23rd ultimo, ELIZA 400 Barrels Genuine
THOMAS, relict of the late Mr. David Robinson, aged j F ISH U A O ,
79years. i I .U K bi u1Zt s n A. Fl GA
........., i Devonshire Parish, on 27th ult., CEcrLIA Of the quality usually vended by us.
JANE, the beloved wife of Mr. Aubrey Walker, and
eldest daughter of Joseph Cunard and Emily Jane Ro1 & COX.
Stone, aged 25 years. iHamilton, Oct. 29, 1878.--3 .3p
........., in Warwick Parish, on Sunday evening last,
after a short illness, Miss ELIZA STEELE, in the 80th
year of her age. Colonist copy 3 times 3rd page.
......,.., at Winona, Minnesota, on the lth October,' '
after a few weeks' illness, HENRY E. HIoGs, Esqr., a
native of these Islands, aged 65 years. I Seed P potatoes.
For Benefit of all Concerned.
WILL BE SOLD,
The 12th inst., At 12 o'clock,
ON DAVENPORT'S WlARF,
THE H UIT LL
Of Brig "ADELINE RICHARDSON," Capt.
MOFADDEN, put into this Port in distress on
a voyage from St. Oroix to New York, and
abandoned on Survey and Estimate.
W. C. HYLAND & CO.,
.. .. Agents.
R. E. N. BOGGS,
'St. George's, 4th Nov., 1878.
Ex lRover, Jrom Barbados.
For Sale by
S. S. INGHAM.
November 4, 1878.*-2
r 'IlE SUBSCRIBER notifies the Public that
he will not be responsible for any DEBTS
contracted in his name without a written order
A. L. MELLEN.
November 4th, 1878.
In a good locality,
SEVERAL R OO0 S,
Furnished or unfurnished.
Gentlem.nn only-Terms moderate.
Please apply to Royal Gazette" Office.
Hamilton, Nov. 4, 1878.-94
.The Undersigned will receive dur-.
ing the Season, their usual supply of
Choice Garnet Red
And offers the same for sale on accommodat-
rhg terms to approved Purchasers.
J.T. DARRELL &CO,..
Hamilton, Nov. 4, 1878.-33p
^ u'i ,
H0dM "8, S.g ,
A superior article,
Zn 51b. tins, 4s. per tin.
Give it a trial.
:- 4 Frot Street.
Ifamilton, Nov. 4, 1876.-1
Boxices and Laths.
The Undersigned expect,
Per Sdsooner E. L. DO.N,
Which vessel will be du,e h. ie e0n 1st Proximo,
O.NIO.N B BOES,
TOMJ ITO B OX RND S,
And have on hand NAI LS suitable for same.
T R)ROTT & COX.
itamilton, October29,.1878.-2 3p
Cad't of 'Thanks.
D: )l':SIRE' most gratefully *td acknowledge
the kindness of CAPTAIN M \RCHUS,
I'EN of the Norwegian Bark SVEA," in rev|Q9
ing myself and Crew from my vessel at sea,
which was in a very disabled,and sinking condi-
tion; and to express my grateful appreciation
of his great kindness to us all while on board his
Bark and until safely landed at this Port.
J. W. BARNES,
SLate Master of the Brig. Comrade,"
oj. q fal/z, N.S.
St. Georges, Nov. 4, 1878.
-:- "r r2- *" -dII-----
BERMUDA ROYAL GAZETTE.
Sale of Household BY AUCTION
W t.l' Boa Islasif
AT THE RESIDENCE OF 4ell, t12 ,
lajor Coddi- gton, 1.E. 13th instant, At 12 o'clock, M.,
ON THE PARK ROAD,
n Wednesday the 13th
THURSDAY the 14th instant,
nd will be offered, for Sale in the following
Do, Do. ARMCHAIR
)o. Do Occasional CHAIR
'Gilt CHAIRS 3 Turkey RUGS.
resden China CUPS, SAUCERS, &c.
erby China BASKETS, &c.
handsome MIRROR in Gilt Frame
-size 5-8 x 5
Gipsy TABLES, Ebonized Legs
Qetagonal DO., Do.
Writing DO. Do.
,Walnut Card TABLE:
Pairs Green and Mauve Chintz CURTAINS
Pairs. Leno CURTAINS, lined Pink
rmolu and Silver Kniecknacks.
ABLES Butler's TRAY,
.. a8 Solid Oak CHAIRS
Cane and Oak DO.
toneware Dinner SERVICE
Worcester China Tea and Coffee DO.
loral Dessert DO.
air Large Duplex LAMPS
lectro-plated Butter DISH
lass Jeain JARS Do. Fruit Stands
ut Glass DECANTERS
itto Wine GLASSES
Complete Set of hand- engraved DECANTERS
Vater Bottles Tumblers, &c.
ARGE Four-post Iron BEDSTEAD
L Wire-wove Spring MATTRESS for same
Feather Bolster and 2 Pillows
Chest of DRAWERS
MIRROR in Wooden Frame, 4-10 x 3-11
Toilet 'Portable MIRROR
Three TABLES and CHAIRS
Complete Set Double CROCKERY RUG
S il Jith en, and Sundries.
Every sort of Kitchen Requisite
Jugs, Basins. &c. Dinner SERVICE
Common Glass- Tubs Brackets, &c.
Three Sets Bedroom CROCKERY
Large SOFA Hall CLOCK
Looking Glasses Lamps
Wheeei' & Wilson Sewing MACHINE
Large Linen PRESS PERAMBULATOR
Patent Knife CLEANER
Two' Ice BOXES Meat SAFE
10 TABLES, various sizes
CommnoL CHAIRS 2 Rocking CHAIRS
Double Iron BEDSTEAD
2 MATT-RESSES for same
2 Single Iron BEDSTEADS
Horse-hair MATTRESSES for same
Pillows" Bolsters Blankets
Quilts Mosquito Nets
Wooden BED and Mattress
Flower VASES and Brackets
St. George's, Nov. 4th, 1878.
ottcc to 1farmcro.
The U:ndersigned ,
Expect to teceiv.e in all this month from Bangor
Maine, a choice Cargo of
Onion and Tomato
The above will be offered low from the
3. T. DARRELL & CO.
Hamilton, Nov. 4, 1878.-3 3p
S Of Superior Quality
n Puncheons and Barrels,
For Sale by
S. NG HWM.W
ovember 4, 1878.-2 3p*
To Farmers Especially,
2000 Bushels SALT.
Deliverable at Warehouse.
50 Bushels and over-i-- pence per bus.
Less than 50, and( not less than 20 Bushels-
6 pence per bus.
Would be delivered in Hamilton at 2 pene
xtra per bushel.
J. A. ATWOOD.
tL Georges, Oetr. 1f4, 1878.-4 3p
[r. Those. H. Ousterbridge,
Surgeon and M1echanical
OFFICE over the Store of DANIEL TRIMING-
S57 Fr'ont Street,
lamilton, November 4, 1878. -1
AT THE RESIDENCE OF
Capt. W. RI. Slack, aI. E.,
THE WHOLE OF HIS
9 aed f'addler'y,
COMPRISING IN PART AS FOLLOWS:
DRAWING Room and Bedroom
DELPH Water CANS
Ice CHEST and Ice CISTERN
LAMPS and TRAYS
Candlesticks Dish Covers.
Glass DISHES DECANTERS
Tumblers Wine Glasses
Finger Basins Water Bottles
3 Warren's Baking POTS Saucepans
And a lot of General Kitchen Utensils
A Complete Dinner SET and other Crockery
Kitchen DELPH FILTERER, &c., &c,
A 2 o'clock precisely,
A Superior CARRIAGE
Can be used open or covered
1 Chestnut MARE
2 Sets Single HARNESS
2 Gent's SADDLES 1 Lady's DO.
BRIDLES Stable REQUISITES
If not previously disposed,
I 52-Incih JIICYVCIAE.
B. W. WALKER & CO.,
Hamilton, 4th Nov., 1878.-2 3p
64. L. *MSLLE,.',
Of "Grand: Unionu," Saratoga, and late of
Terms-$3 per Day.
Special rates for parties desiring to remain for
. November 4th, 1878.-2
The Genuine e.rticle.
'| HC UNDERSIGNED have received per
Schr. Aldana Rokes," from New York
and offer for Sale
Ills. Fish Gnano,
IBa-gs Peruvian Guano.
T HE following Auction Sale will
not take place on Wednesday the 6th in-
stant, as previously advertised, but AFTER
the arrival of the Tro.pship Orontes."
The Undersigned Will Sell,
AT O*L* (To ,
The Residence of
fli.j. A. Crawfosd, It.A.,,
Whois about to leave these Islands,
TEl V WHOLE OF IS
S E MI-GR-. ND PrANO
Cushioned ARMCIIAIR on Castors
Writing TABLE with Drawers
I Round TABLE I Square DO.
6 CHAMR.S (cane-seat) India MATTING
Picture F A I ES L \ \I PS
OTTOM \N, &c., &c.
AliOGANY Dining TABL'
7 CHAIRS 2 AIOMCHAI1.,
I Rocking CHAIR I Small TABL' ,
Mahogany Butler's TRAY and STAND
I Excellent Eight-day CLOCK
Dinner, Breakfast and Tea SERVICES
Dish COVERS Knife BOX LAMPS
2 DECANTERS Claret JUG
TUMBLERS Wine GL \SSES
Book STAND (Brass Pillars)
1 Large Fitzroy BAROMETER
with Thermometer attached
1 LARGE BE)DS'rEAD, wit
I Small Iron BEDSTEAD
2 Iron COTS with flair Mattresses
M ATTRE'ISSES Mosquito CURTAINS
PILLOWS BOLS EI'l; (Hair)
TABLE and Looking GL NSS
I Table DITTO Tin Travelling TI- UNK
WVASIISl'AND (cased) complete
Carriage I harness,
Saddles and Bridles,
&c., &c, &c.
If not previoniily disposed of,
His NSkiff S PPHO,
Copper-fastenedl With Masts, Sail!, Awning,
Oars, Rowlocks, Lead Ballast, Davits, &c.
W. T. ROBERTS,
St. Georges, November 4th, 1878.
BARRELS EUREKA GUANO. 3.,1 3 B LA I
J. T. DARRELL 4 CO. 400 Barrels,
Iamilton, Nov. 4, 1878.-3 3p Ei Schooner Emerson Rokes."
Colonist copy. The above named article is highly recom-
On Arrival "Canima."
FRESH OYSTERS Green PEASE
TOMATOES HiAMS B \CON
BUTTER LARD CHEESE SOAPS
FLOUR CORN BRAN OATS-
Corn MEAL Oil MEAL Soft SOAP
Rock SALT BEEF PORK &c.,
TEA COFFEE SUGAR SPICES
PLOUGHS OAKS &c., &c.
Below Co-operative Prices.
Apply at the ICE HOUSE.
Hamilton, Nov. 4, 1878.-2
Preserve Your Books !
rl HE Undersigned having had considerable
Renovating and Rebinding Worn
Hereby offers his services to the Public, trusting
that by strict attention to the work entrusted to
him, and moderate charges, hlie may receive a
share of patronage.
MAGAZINES, &e., also carefully Stitched
Orders May be left at the Shop of }ir. F. W.
Vospm'r, Blacksmith, Hamilton, or -.
SW. R. CARD.
Spanish ioint, Nov. 4, 1878.-3 3p
300 to 400,
To defray the Expenses of
BRYAN, M aster,
At this Port in distress, 9,n a voyage from New
York for Antigua,
To be secured by Bottomry Bond on said
The said Schooner is nearly new and a first
class Vessel in every respect.
Tenders will be received at the Office of the
Subscriber till 6 o'clock A.M., TIIUIISDA Y,
the 7th Instant.
J. S. DJIRRELL,
St. Georges, Nov. 4, 1878.
mended as an excellent fertilizer and was pre-
pared expressly for Bermuda.
Foi Sale by
S. S. INGHAM.
November 4, 1S78.:---2 3p
GARNET SEED POTATOES.
THE UNDERSIGNED ;
In about two weeks,
100 Ills. Fish GUANtO,
The genuine article.
Per Schr. Emerson Rokes," jist arrived
from New York,
GARNET SEED POTAT0AS.
Both above will be sold on accoiiimModating
terms from the Wharf
B. W. WALKER &CO.,
Hamilton, October 29, 1878,- 3d p.
Are in a state of forwardness at the Office of
the Royal Gazette."
Persons desirous of using the former as an
Advertising medium will please forward their
Notices as early as possible. Hotel, Tavern,
Boarding and Lodging House Keepers would do
well to use it lor their notices as the circulation
of the Book has become very extensive, not
only in Bermuda, but abroad; every visitor to
the Island securing one copy at least, and some
of them three or four for their friend in other
countries. It will contain quite a Hlist ry of the
Bermudas, a Directory fur the Towns of Hlam-
ilton and St. George, beaidtle Caina!.u. of the
Fishes, Sea and Laud Shells, Hlird,, and Plants,
both wild and cultivated in Bermuda-
RATES OF A ADVERTISING
Page ..... ....30s. | Page .......16s.
Page .......24s. 1 age .. ,,.,S.12.
Spar Yard, Ireland Island.
TheOff icai Performanu ce
Will take place
At the above Theatre
the 16th, and
MONDAY the 18th Inst,
I The following Drama will be produced,"
THE, TICK T- O-LE AV APAN
rThe Performance will conclude each Evening
Nov. 5, 1878.-Ipd
Bermuda Hunt Races.
pERSONS desirous of erecting BOOTHS,
1 6. &c., at Shelly Bay on the day of the
coming Race Meeting, must apply in writing
to the HONORARY SECRETARY. Those apply-
ing first will have prior choice of available
The HONORARY SECRETARY will be on the
Race Course from 2 to 5 p.j. on MONDAY,
25th instant, and it is requested that all those
who have sent in any application be on the
ground by 2 o'clock on that day to have their
portion of ground allotted to them.
Mount Langton, 4th Nov., 1878.-1
Colonist copy once.
New Goods, New Goods,
VrA NEW YORK,
Per S. S. Oanima,'
At the old Stand of .he late THOMAS J. GI.-
Opposite the Cricket Ground,
A well and carefully selected Assortment of
Consisting in part of:
t ADIES Ready Made DRit ESSES and Dress
Ladies and Gentlemen's HATS, BOOTS,
SHOIES, &c., &.c.
Somorset, Novr. 5, 1878.-2
Garnet Seed Potatoes,
A SUPERIOR LOT,
Selected especially for Bermuda Seed, at Low
Prices for CAS I.
Parties having made engagements for the
above will please call and receive them at an
A Choice Lot of
W. T. JAMES,
42 Front Street.
Hamilton, November 4, 1878. -2
On Sale by
N. T. BUTTERFIELD & SON.
Hamilton, Nov. 2, 1878.-2 3p
Art Union ot London,
444 WEST STRAND, W. C.
Instituted 1837. Incorporated 1846.
'THE RIGHTr tON. LORD IHOUGHTON, D.C.L.
THOMAS SIMONS WATSON, Esq., B.A.
Every Subscriber of One Guinea will receive,
besides a chance of a Prize at the annual
distribution in April,
Lord Byiros's Poem
With Twenty Illustrations by C. B. BILCH.
1. The Welcome 11. Lara Denounced by
2. Retainers Rejoicing Ezzelin
3. The Banquet 12. The Fate of Ezzelin
4. Hours of Study 13. Meeting of Chieftains
5. A Restless Mind 14. The Challenge
6. A Night Alarm 15. The Duel
7. Fears at Eventide 16. Lara's acts of Charity
8. Kaled's Leisure Hours 17. The Fatal Shot
9. Kaled's Duties 18. The Battle-field
10. Festival at Otho's 19. The Death of Lara
Castle 20. Kaled at Lara's Grave
A Subscriber of Five Guineas may receive
Artist's proofs of the Plates, with five chances in
the distribution. A payment of Two Guineas
entitles to India piper lettered proofs with two
Among the Prizes will be the right to select a
Valuable WORK OF ART from one of the'
Public Exhibitions ; Bronze and China TAZ
Z\S ; STATUE 'PE 'in Bionze and Porce-
lain, and other Works produced especi illy for
D. M'PHEE LEE,
Honorary' secretary for Bermuda.
November 4th, 1 c7I,
SWill be received until
The 14th instant,
From Persons desirous of Tendering for any
of the following Work, yiz.:
PUBLIC OFFICES, HAMILTON.
1.-Colouring Walls and Limewashing Ro9f
of Offices, including Outbuilding and. Bound-
ary Walls. (The whole of the roofs to have
two coats of Limewash and Walls one coat.)
2.-External Painting of all the Wood work
to have two coats, the work to be well scraped
and pumiced before painting.
POST AND TELEGRAPH OFFICES.
3.-Building additional Room to Colonial
4.-Colouring Walls and Limewashing Roof
(Roof to have two coats and Walls inside one
coat of Limewash.)
5.-External and internal Painting of wood
and iron work two coats; the work to be well
scraped and pumiced before painting.
6.- Colouring Walls and Limewashing Roof
of Offices, including the Outbuilding and
Boundary Walls and inside walls of Outbuild-
ing (Roof to have two coats and Walls one
QUARANTINE STATION DARRELL'S
o 7.-Colouring Walls and Limewashing Roof
of all the Buildings (the Roof to have two
coats and Walls inside one coat.)
8.-External and internal Painting of wood
work two coats.
9.-Renewing Floors to Nos. 3 and 4 rooms.
* Parties tendering may tender for the whole
or any part of the work.
The Contractor to find all materials for the
foregoing work, which are to be of the best
quality of their several kinds.
The COLONIAL SURVEYOR does not bind
himself to accept the lowest or any tender.
Plans and Specifications and any other in-
formation may be obtained at the Office of the
Hamilton, Novr. 1st, 1878.
Ju stt Received,
BOOTS and SHOES, best qual.
ity at cheapest rites
White and Broa n COT 'ONS-34d, 4d. & 41 I
Gents' Black Felt HATS
Fancy SHIRTS, &c.
To .Irrine per Seymour,
r| WErED 11 ATS BOOTS and SHOES
Fancy GOODS CLOUDS, &c.
And a large lot WINTER DRESS GOODS
All will be sold very Cheap.'
FOI RIE NTI,
UNDER MY HOUSE.
Possession given immediately.
R. H. DUERDEN.
October 29th, 1878.-3 alt wv
HAS NO SUPERIOR.
THE Undersigned will have a
very small quantity of the above FERTI-
LIZER this Season, and owing to failure in
prices of last Crop intend offering it at LOW
J. T. DARRELL & CO.
Hamilton, Bermuda, 6 3p
Sept. 16, 1878.
E. Ml. RI IIH, Master.
Will Sail for above Ports
Offering for Freight and Passengers at cus-
B. W. I VLKER CGO.,
Hamilton, Nov. 4, 1878.-2 3p.
James Butterfield (North Side), Josg Silveira da
Rosa Bnritancurte, B J !hnBtiun, Airs WBuu lifield,
Miss Frances Butterfield, Antonio Cabral, Margaret
Darrell, Miry F Deshield, Jane Dowling, John
Emanuelson, JE Evans, Lucy Fubler, Mrs S F
Friswell,. T Hallett, Capt Joseph Hinson, Jamies
Holden, D James, Antonio Joseph, Mrs Jarnms Mul-
lins, Susan Morgan, W Mitchell, Richard J Place,
Frances Prudden, J .mes H Smith, Ernelius B Siith,
John W Smith, Syke Smith, Senr., Manuel de Suz,
Willis Swan, Francisco de Souza, Wm Smith (Pem-
broke), James Smith, Joze de Mattos Torceira, lMrt
R E Temple, Geo Trott, Thos Taylor, Thos S 0
Talbot, George Valis, George White, Charles Wil-
liams, Matilda Watlington, Sarah Jane Whitney.
Post Office, lamilton, Nov. 4, 1878.
UNCLAIMED LETTERS IN THE POST OF-
FICE ST. GEORG L.'-:, 4th Novr., 1878.
. Adelaide Alboy, Patience Burchill, E:iward Dows-
luty, William W Dunbarry, John A Frith, Patty
Hayward, Mrs T B llayward, Robert A 3ageeh in,
Rev Wm Ryan, Ht lena Richardson, A Smith, Manul I
A Stewart, N J Spencer, Antonio Spindle, Janq
Smith, J Smith, Samuel Thomas, Win Tucker. -
= .... : + .. .... -- ~ ~~-' . r-x -I I[II [1I I
Pro(eedngs of the Honorable Leg-
Toni,7at'I 29th October, 1878.-Pursuant to ad-
journment the House met.
Prtsent-Hi.s Honor Josiah Rees, Chief Justice,
The Honorable William H. Gosling,
James H. Trimingham,
Joseph H. Harvey,
James Tucker, Becr. Genl.,
Randal E. Webster, Colonial
Mr. Trimin-hnm from the Joint Committee of
thp Lelslnllire Council and Assembly, appointed in
Selteniler la;t to inquire into the increase of work
,in the Colonial Secretary's Office, presented a Re-
The following Message from His Excellency the
Governor was delivered Ly the Colonial Secretary,
R. M. LAFFAN,
Governor and Commander-in- Chief.
Tlh,,Goprnorhas the honor to forward forth on-
sideration of the Honorable the Legislative Council
a copy of a letter, dnted 10th October, 1878, address-
ed to him by the Colonial Secretary, bringing to his
notice thatbthe Committee of Quarterly Accounts had
not passed for payment four claims on account of
printing sent in by theQueen's Printer and forward-
ed to the Committee of the Legislative Assembly by
the Clerk of Her Mvieosty's Council, for printing
done on the order of 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. I
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 ayniment of accounts for public printing.
The Governor thinks it scarcely necessary to
point out to the Honorable the Legislative Council
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
and audited and passed by the Committee of Quar-
The Governor Irusts 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 Lnti ton, 28th October, 1878.
The Hon. Mr. Webster presented a Petition from
Mr. Thomas Miles praying that the sum of 56
Sterling, paid by him as duty on some Ice Machin-
ery imported for manufacturing Ice, may be refund-
ed-for sundry reasons therein stated.
Ordered that the Report above referred to, as pre-
sented by Mr. Trimingham, be printed,-as follows :
We, the undersigned, a joint Committee of the
Legislative Council and House of Assembly, ap-
pointed to enquire into the increase of work in the
office of the Colonial Secretary referred to in his*
letter to His Excellency the Governor dated 23rd
Have the honor to state that we have made a
careful investigation of the matter. And in order
to make t'e report efficient, we thought it necessary
to enquire into the general current- work of the
office, that the increase, if any, may be made appa-
rent, and from information kindly afforded us by
the Colonial Secretary, and from personal observa-
tion, it would appear that the current work con-
sists chiefly of I
The corn. leiing. under His Excellency the Gov-
ernor's instructions, the local Government
correspondence noting in a Book, kept for
the purpose, all letters received, and indexing
and giring outline of their general scope and
Receiving and attending to Persons calling at
the office on business.
Preparing for the Printer all Acts and Resolves
passed in each Session of the Legislature and
collating them afterwards.
Furnishing the Receiver General with copies of
all Resolves, and the Colonial Surveyor with
copies of such as relate to Grants for Public
Works and Buildings.
Having copies of the Governor's Messages pre-
pIared for transmission to the Legislature when
Keeping a Book in which Actions at Law are en-
Preparing Official Notices for the Royal Gazette.
Issuing Marriage Licenses.
Preparing the Annual Blue Book, (containing
this year 322 pages) and having five copies of
Recording Wills, Deeds of Property, &c.
Noticing in this latter work a large arrear (say 5
months) and asking the Colonial Secretary for
some explanation of it, we were informed by him of
a fact, which forms the principal feature in this Re-
port, bearing directly on the "increase of the work,"
he slates that within the past year, the correspon-
dence between the Government of Bermuda and the
Imperial Government has passed through his office;
that under His Excellency the Governor's dicta-
tion, rough drafts of Dispatches are made by
the Colonial Secretary, fair copies are then made
for transmission to the Right Honorable the Secre-.
tary of State for the Colonies, they are then copied
in the Despatch Book kept in the Secretary's Office,
involving an amount of writing altogether in a
year equal to about 2,400 pages. These Despatches
are also made up in and forwarded from the Se-
We are informed by the Hon. James Tucker
that during his tenure of office as Colonial Secre-
tary and for a period of about 23 years in which
he acted as Deputy and Assistant Colonial Secre-
taqry, this work had never been performed by the
Colonial Secretary. It is evident that a work of
this onerous and responsible nature must occupy a
great portion of the Secretary's time, and as he
considers that it should take precedence of the or-
dinary work, it is not surprising that the latter
should fall into arrear.
We may mention here also that the system of the
local Government correspondence is new, the Book
in which it is kept, we consider to be most useful,
affording as it does, by index, an easy and quick
reference to any subject recorded in it.
We are informed also that an additional copy of
the Blue Book will betaftler be required, making,
lor the future, six copies instead of five.
We consider that not only great inconvenience
but great loss may be occasioned if important work
such as the recording Wills and Deeds should. 'all
into arrear, and we strongly urge the necessity of
providing a remedy. We may add in conclusion
that in our opinion all the work that has now to be
done in the Colonial Secretary's Office can not be
efficiently and satisfactorily performed with the
present limited clerical Staff.
J. H. TRIMINGHAM,
FORSTER M. COOPER,
W. H. WILKINSON,
Bermuda, 28th October, 1878.
Adjourned to Tuesday next, the 5th Novr., at
KEY TO RUSSIA'S POLICY.
THE SCHEME OF PERSIAN AGGRANDIZEMENT GRADU-
ALLY BECOMING CLEAR.
[From the London World.]
The most significant piece of intelligence which
has lately reached England, taken in connection
with the Afghan difficulty, has passed almost un-
noticed by the daily papers, which assume to in-
struct the public on Eastern affairs generally.
Considering the confused utterances of these oracles
on the subject which is now mainly absorbing popu-
lar interest, it is, perhaps, not to be wondered at
that a rumour of disturbances in Seistan conveyed
no very definite meaning to the average journalis-
tic mind. At the same time, coinciding as the
event does with the refusal of Shoere Ali to receive
our mission, it is one of the highest importance,
and may furnish the key to the policy on which
Russia relies practically to defeat the Treaty of
Berlin. It should never be forgotten that the Eu-
ropean and Asiatic questions become indissolubly
connected when we brought Indian troops into the
Mediterranean, and that the Treaty of Berlin con-
tains so many provisions which it is humanly im-
possible can ever be filifill.l,, that Russia has only
to keep England absorbed in Asia to-do what she
likes in Europe, Is there any European power but
England which would go to war with Russia to
compel her to comply with the engagements she has
entered into in regard to Turkey ? Russia's object
in Central Asia is not to go to war with England,
but to dioint-g .iat. Afghanistan, and, by furnishing
munitions of war and volunteer officers and men to
the enemies of Shoere Ali, to destroy the Afghan
power and substitute for it her own puppets, while
advancing her frontiers from the Oxus and Tash-
kend. The instruments whom she intends to use
for this purpose are the Shah of Persia and Ab-
durrahman Khan, a near relation and bitter enemy
of the Ameer. ,In urging Shere Ali to refuse the
British mission she is urging him on to his own
SEALING HIS OWN FATE.--Whatever else may
happen in Afahanfstan. one thing is certain-the
present Ameer's fate is sealed. The disturbances
in Seistan mean a revival of the old frontier dis-
pute between Persia and Afghanistan, which an
English mission went to settle a few years ago, but,
as is usual in arbitration matters, neither party
was satisfied. In other words, Persia is urged by
Russia to take advantage of the Ameer's difficulty
with England to attack him covertly on his western
frontier. The acquisition by Persia of Seitan
means the annexation of the important fortress of
Furrur, and practically of Herat, which then be-
comes isolated from the rest of Afghanistan. Sim-
ultaneously with this move on the part of Persia
'Russia will advance on Merv, which brings her
frontier almost to the gates of Herat. At the same
time she will probably install Abdurrabman Khan,
now an exilein Samarcand, as ruler of Balkh, the
northeastern province of Afghanistan, where he is
very popular, thus virtually approaching her fron-
tier to Peshawur. In the meantime it is to be sup-
posed that British troops will have occupied Can-
dahar and Girishk, as those positions flank any
advance from Persia, and may possibly find it
necessary to declare war against Persia, in which
case an expedition to the Persian Gulf will be
THE SHAH'S RECOMPENSE.-Russia calculates,
and with reason, that by inciting Abdurrahman to
advance from north on Cabul, where he has many
partisans, he will produce a revolution in Afghan-
istan, which the Ameer,, attacked on all sides, will
be in no position to put down. It will then be too
late for him to accede to the British demands, for
he will be powerless to execute them, and England
will find herself engaged with Persii on the west
and the forces of the new pretender to the Afghan
throne on the north, both strongly backed by Rus-
sia. The present which Russia made to Persia af-
ter the late war of the fortress of Khotour with an
adjacent slip of territory, the marked manner in
which the Shah avoided visiting England on the
occasion of his last trip to Europe and journey to
St. Petersburg, taken in connection with the oppor-
tune disturbance in Seistan, indicate clearly the
relations which subsist between the Czar and the
Shah. Meantime Russia has pushed forward to
Kizil-Awat, a point Ievoud her legitimate frontier,
in order the better to support the movements above
indicated; and the British government has a right
to demand an explanation of this advance, and to
require her to withdraw from so menacing a posi-
tion. Whether ultimately we shall be compelled
to force Russia into taking an openly hostile atti-
tude, or may prefer meeting her with her own wea-
pons and rouse the Central Asian Khanates against
her, furnishing them with trained Mahometan vol-
unteer soldiers from our Indian armies, and with
the military assistance and munitions of war neces,
sary to enable them to revolt successfully against
the, Russian occupying force, is a question which
the course of events can alone decide. In the mean
time it is folly to shut our eyes to the fact that we
are on the verge of hostilities which will lead to
the gravest complications in Asia, and enable Rus-
sia to evade all her obligations under the treaty
of Bei lin in Europe.
BRAVERY OF IADIE'.-.\m t, lho e awaaitd- for
gallantry in saving life made at the Royal Humane
Society were a bronze medallion voted to Mrs.
Disney Roebuck, wife of Capt. Roebuck, ofthe 46th
Regiment, and a handsome testimonial, inscribed
on vellum, to Miss E. Bond, for the following
courageous conduct:---The three Miss Pfeils were
bathing at Broadstairs, when'one of them was car-
ried off her feet into deep water. Another sister,
going to her help, was clasped by the neck, and
dragged into deep water; amn the third sister, who
went to help the other two, was carried out of her
depth, all three being in the utmost danger, when,
an alarm having been given by a man on the cliff
above, Mrs. Disney Roebuck, followed ,by Miss
Bond, her sister, with all their clothes on, rushed
-in immediately, and rescued the three girls from
their great. peril. Mrs. Roebuck was the first to
reach tbeladis, and was dragged out of her depth.
Miss Bond, partly wading and swimming, saved
the whole party, the difficulty being much enhanced
by the encumbrance of the- clothes of herself and
her sister, and the strong current setting to the
eastward.-Export Mercantile Advertiser, October 5.
THE GLASGOW WVRECK-MEETING OF
THE SHAREHOLDERS OF THE BROKEN
GLASGOW, Oct. 22.-A meeting of the sharehold-
ers of the City of Glasgow Bank was held this af-
ternoon at the City Hall. Among the sharehold-
ers present were six ladies. Mr. Robert Craig was
in the Chair. It was moved that the balance sheet
and report of the inspectors be taken up and read.
A Fearful Reackoning.-Mr. Young, of the Glas-
gow, shipowner, seconded the motion, saying, how-
ever, that it would only add to their sadness to
have it read again. He stated that the report re-
veals that in June, 1873, there was actually a de-
ficit of .973,000 ($4,709,820), to cover which ficti-
tious entries had been inserted, a dividend of, ten
per cent declared and new stock issued. From
1873 this sum of 973,000 had been annually de-
ducted. Mr. Young then proceeded to review the
other losses, producing a deficit of 4,250,000
($20,570,000), which had been carried forward on
the balance sheet as good debts.
Then," he continued, "as recently as June,
1878, the bank had issued a report showing whole
capital of 1,000,000 ($4,840,000) and a reserve of
450,000 ($2,178,000) on hand, and the directors
had declared a dividend of 12 per cent. Now, in
the space of three months we find the capital gone,
the reserve gone, and are confronted with a defici-
ency of 5,190,000- ($25,119,600). It is hardly
possible to speak quietly of such tremendous defal-
cations. That deficiency we are now required to
make good. The deficiency is overwhelming and
the prospect appealing. If liquidation means for
many, very many shareholders, ruin and misery, to
all poverty and suffering, our misfortunes are great-
er than our fault in having reposed confidence in,
unworthy men and having believed thefalse balance
sheets. But, though losing money, we are not lost
to personal honor. The public sympathizes with
us, although we dare not ask for relief. We must
show the creditors that we are determined to bold-
ly face our difficulties and to make strenuous efforts,
with a perfect determination to pay every one in
A Ticklish Question.-Mr. Catcheon then asked
the inspectors which of the officials not yet arrest-
ed was responsible for the enormous advances and
for making up the annual statements and gold re-
turns to the government, and whether the inspectors
had special reasons for limiting the scope of their
investigations to the period since 1873. He thought
the investigation ought to go further back.
Mr. McGregor, one of the investigators, replied,
declining to indicate on whom their suspicion
rested. He would give every information to the
authorities when the time arrived. The motion
accepting the report was then carried:
DEAN STANLEY IN QUEBEC.
QUEBEc, Oct. 21.-Dean Stanley preached yes-
terday to a large congregation in the English Ca-
thedral. He made a graceful allusion to the success
achieved by Lord Dufferin by placing all his gifts
and graces at the disposal of those around and be-
neath him. The preacher concluded by expressing
the hope that his successor, who would soon be here,
with the dearest and most sacred pledge that the so-
vereign of England had yet given her distant posses-
sions, would in like manner devote'the energies of
his ancient and noble race and the excellence of his
blameless life to the fulfillment of the great task
intrusted to him. May he and she," said the
preacher, when their work is done, depart with
like rewards of thankfulness of a loyal people, with
like consciousness that, like their predecessors,
they have used to the Uitmost, the greatness of their
LAST WEEK'S WXVRECK.- Forty-three British
and foreign wrecks wOve reported at Lloyds during
the week ending 30th Septr., making the total for
the present year i,OS2, or a decrease of 182 as corn-
pared with the corre-poumling week of last year.
000, including British 301'0,000. The aggregate
tonnage was about 9,500 tons.
M. Spring, of the Royal Academy of Belgium,
has made some experiments on the fine powders of
some solid bodies, sut2h a, the nitrates of sodium
and potassiam, sawdust, chalk, &c., with the object
of seeing what result would follow if they were sub-
jectedI to enormous pressure. With an actual
pressure of20,000 atmospheres, he obtained perfectly
homogeneous blocks of greater strength and density
than hitherto accomplished by any other process.
Some of the blocks were semi-transparent, and did
not reveal the slightest uindiantion of the particles
which composed them. The investigator is contin-
uing bhis-experiments, and some facts of the greatest
scientific and industrial interest would appear to be
promised by what he has already discovered.
Attention has been drawn to the exaggerated i % 7 rP b *
estimate usually formed of the extent of our losses : 1
in the retreat from Cabul in 1842. It may be use-
ful to mention that the number of European troops F. Y GR 0 E
killed on that occasion was under 700, exclusive of
officers-namely, 600 of the 44th Foot, and one Wholesale and Retail Dealer in
troop of horse artillery, some ninety strong. In Entlish and American Pieserved
addition to the European troops the force comr- |m leerve
praised nearly 4,000 native troops, but a large pro- .
portion of these consisted of Afghan levies, whoz .Y a
escaped destruction by deserting to the enemy. Nos. 10 and 12 Queen Street,
Only three regular battalions of the Indian army Haninlton, Bermuda.
were present, besides a portion of one regiment of -
cavalry. The massacre of an army," therefore, i N. B.-Ships' Stores Supplied at Lowest
shrinks to the loss of probably less than 3,000 corn- Prices.
batants, of whom not one-fourth were Europeans. February 18th, 1878.-12 mn
The really desperate and dangerous point in the
Cabul war, on the other hand, is usually passed 4 t ,en Strett HamilIton,
over in silence. When we occupied Afghanistan 1
in 1842, the whole Punjaub intervened between Between the Stores of Messrs. F. A.
that country and our own frontier. To have ad- \HITE & E. B. JONES.
vanced on Afghanistan as we did, leaving this
great army in our rear, was beyond doubt rash and m y. a
foolhardy in the highest degree; and if the Sikhs J 3
lhad sided with the Afghans our expeditionary army
must have been cut off. Fortune, however, be-
friended us in this respect; but, while conjuring I
up catastrophes which never occurred, people lose
sight of the real risk which we ran. At present the Dealer in PAINTS, OILS, VA RNISllES,
Punjaub, which was then a source of so great dan- GLASS, PUTTY, BRUSH ES,
ger, has, proved, as a British province, to be one of, &
the most valuable elements of our strength in ; 1 & :
India. Ju1y135, 1878,-12 m,.
I X L
S H. Capped,
Co n AND
ST. THOMA1 S,
D. W. I.
Septr. 31, 1878.-12m
United States JMail Steamers.
CALLING AT QUEENSTOWN,
LEAVE NE\VW YORK
NEVADA sails Oct 8, at 3 p.m.
MONTANA sails Oct. 15, at 7 a.m.
WISCONSIN sAlis Oct. 2', at 2 p.m.
V YOM 'vNG sails Novr. 5, at Ip.m.
NEVADA sails Novr. 12, at 6 am.
MONTANA sails NQvr. 19, at Noon.
WVISCONJIN sails Novr. .6, at 7 a.m.
The above Steamers are built expressly for
the Trade, have five watertight bulkheads, aid
carry experienced O.ffeers, Surgeons and Stew-
ardesses. The Saloon Accommodations are un-
surpassed by any' Atlantic Steamers, and the
State Ropoms 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 Canima" from Ber-
tmuda, Thursdays, generally arrives at New York
on Monday, and Passengers' baggage can he
transferred direct to the Liverpool Steamer sail-
ing next day.
WILLIAMS & GUION,
29 Broadway, New York.
New Y'ork, Sept. 26, 1878.
W. 0. F. BASC0ME,
REID STREET, HAMILTON, EAST,
Has Received a supply of the fol-
FOR THE TEETH
Put up by the well known Dentists Messrs. GA-
1B IIEL, Ludgate Hill, London.
SEDADENT, or Cure for Toothache
CORALITE TOOTH PASTE, for Cleansing
and Improving the Teeth
ROYAL DENTIFRICE, gives the Teeth a
i pearl-like whiteness
WHITE GUTTA PERCIIA EN\MEL, for
I Stopping decayed Teeth
OSTIO-ENAMEL STOPPING, warranted to
remain white and firm as the Tooth itself
ODONTALGIQUE ELIXIR, celebrated
i Hamilton, March 26th, 1877.
Reid Street, \Vest of "Royal Gazette" Office.
Office Hours-10 to 12 and I to 4.
Will Visit St. Georges, Tuesdays and
Orders Promptly Attended to.
Hamilton, Octoberr 26th, 1876.
P'roffCteclif t.atl t.ti.V FI !t E
'Y TIlE Vt)J.4 1ODERAR.\TE \ATRS
Can be obtained from the
PHOENIX INSURA NC C) IJPAN)' V
One of the longest Establishe.l and Wealthiest
Otfices in tGreat Britain.
Through the BRANCH OFFICP-Ein these.
Islands, a Saving is effected to the insured
of the Stamp J)uly, a very, (on-iderable item.
-RISKS taken both on AE-AL ,"d! PERSONAL
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Abstract of the Procedings of the Honorable
House of Assembly.
Friday, 1st Nov.-4-Mr. Wadson moved that the
Bill entitled "1 An Act to guard against fraud in the
shipment of.Produce from these Islands" be now
read a 3rd time--which was affirmed.
Ayes 16.-Messrs. F M Cooper, T N Dill, E
H Gosling, S A Harvey, H G Hunt, J Har-
nett, S A Masters, TD Middleton, T A Outer-
bridge, J W Pearman, E Peniston, U Peniston,
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NVays 8. Messrs, S C Bell, R J P Darrell,
W J Frith, R. V.Fraser, S B Gray, W S Masters,
S C Outerbridge, J N Smith. .
The Bill was read a 3rd time.
Mr. Wadson moved that the word "eighty" be
substituted for "sixty"' in the 2nd line of the 5th
clause-which was negatived.
Ayes 8.- Messrs. E H Gosling, S A Harvey, S
A Masters, J W Pearman, E Peniston, C Peniston,
W H Wilkinson, T J Wadson.
Nays 17.-Messrs. F M Cooper, S C Bell, R J P
Darrell, T N Dill, R!D Fraser, W J Frith, A J
Fritb, S B Gray, H G Hunt, J Harnett, T D Mid-
dleton, W S Masters. T A Outerbridge, S C Outer-
bride, J N Smith, T F J Tucker, R Tynes.
Mr. Wadson moved that the word printed" be
inserted in the 3rd line of the 11th clause-which
was agreed to and inserted.
The Bill was then passed.
The Resolve for refunding certain Duties to Tho-
mas Miles was read and committed.
Mr. J. W. Pearman in the Chair.
4'I The House resumed.
The Chairman obtained leave to sit again.
, Mr. S. A. Masters presented a petition from Rich-
ard H. Duerden praying to be refunded certain
Duties paid on Malt Liquors supplied to the Com-
missariat Department, for reasons set forth.
The Bill to regulate the sale of Intoxicating Li-
quors was again committed.
Mr. T. F. J. Tucker in the Chair.
The 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25 clauses were agreed to.
The Attorney General moved the 26th clause.
Mr. S. C. Outerbridge moved to strike out from
the wfrd '"All" to the words "and all" in that
clause-which was agreed to.
The proviso in that clause was struck out.
The 27, 28, 29 clauses were agreed to.
Mr. Fraser moved a duration clause The Act
to continue in force until and throughout the last
day of December 1885"-which was affirmed.
Ay< s 19. Nays 2.
The House resumed.
The Chairman reported the Bill with the amend-
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Adjourned to Wednesday next.
Resolve refunding Duties to Thomas Miles.
Petition of R. H. Duerden.
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LATEST NEWS BY THE MAlL.
LONDON, Oct. 27.-Wright, one of the imprisoned
directors of the Glasgow Bank, and his partner,
Win. Scott, are heavily indebted to the bank on
acceptance. It is believed that a call for $2,500
per share of which the liquidators of the Glasgow
Bank gave notice yesterday, will exhaust the means
of smaller shareholders and throw the burden of
assessment upon a few wealthy ones. This assess-
ment will be further increased by the fact that the
bank itself held a large amount of its own shares;
such an amount, that about four and a half million
dollars for the present call would have been assessed
thereon, and which must consequently be made
good by shareholders. The first instalment :of
present call is made payable 22nd December, and
the second 24th February.
The funeral of Cardinal Cullen took place to-day
in Dublin and was witnessed by 60,000 people;
while 10,000 took part in the ceremonies and pro-
cession. The body was conveyed from the residence
of deceased to the pro-cathedral, where it will re-
main until Wednesday. The Lord Mayor and cor-
poration, five Judges, Dr. Isaac Butt, and about a
dozen ofher members of Parliament, hundreds of
Priests and large numbers of School children as
sisted in the procession.
LONDON, Oct. 26.-The "Standard's" despatch
from Vienna says that Russia's military prepara-
tions are so vast that no one can doubt that she is
bent on further conquest. The only question ap-
pears to be whether she will wait until spring or
commence war before that time. Their excuse will
probably be outbreaks among the Bulgarians, got-
ten up by Russian agents.
The "Times" says that Russia ventures to stand
in the way of the Berlin Treaty because she trusts
to forbearance of the other powers; a word spoken
in earnest by England or Austria would bring her
to her senses in a moment. It is preposterous to
assert that our hands can be tied by the Afghan
difficulty. We must force ourselves on Afghanistan
to the exclusion of others who have no right there.
Our course is clear. When we shall enter upon it
is.another question. It is certain, however, that a
decisive campaign will not commence before spring.
Our attention will meanwhile be given to the carry-
ing out of the Berlin Treaty.
Anglo-Turkish intrigues are afoot to spread the
Rhodope insurrection to Shumla. The only result
of such a move would be to cause Russia to enforce
her rights as conqueror, and to revert to the Treaty
of San Stefano. All the Powers are too much occu-
pied elsewhere to offer any resistance.
The Bulgarians have been informed from St.
Petersburg that neither Prince Nirkta nor. Prince
Milan has any chance of becoming their ruler. It
is believed that the election will be managed quiet-
LoNDON, Oct. 26.-The Masters and Cotton
Spinners' Association of Oldham have resolved to
reduce the wages of operatives 10 per cent.
'The Times says the market is bare of silver, and
should Indian exchange show signs of recovery
next week the absence of supplies from America
J must begin to tell favorably on the price.
HAVRE, Oct. 26.-A violent tempest prevails
here. The French steamer Pereire and the German
steamer Pommerania, which were to have sailed
hence to-day for New York, will, on account of the
storm, defer their departure until to-morrow.
ROME, Oct. 26.-The ministerial crisis is over.
Admiral Brin has accepted the Ministry of Marine.
LONDON, Oct. 26.-A despatch from Simla esti-
wated the Peshawaur column at 16,000 men and 66
guns; Koorum column, 6,000 men, 24 guns; Quet-
tah column 12,000 men, 60 guns; besides a strong
siege train. One-third of the troops are European.'
The decision of the Home Cabinet is expected on
CONSTANTINOPLE, Oct. 25.-The Persian Ambas-.
sador has assured Minister Layard that the
report of an understanding between Russia and
Persia is unfounded, and that Persia will observe
ATHENS, Oct. 25.--Intelligence from the Turkish
frontier provinces has been received that the Alba-
nian league, mustering 100,000. is resolved to resist
to the death the cession of territory demanded by
VIENNA, Oct. 25.-Negotiations have been going
on for the past few days for the conclusion of an
offensive and defensive alliance between Servia and
A despatch from Trezibonde reports disturban-
ces at Artvin, in which 20 persons were killed and
wounded. Reinforcements were sent to the Rus-
A dispatch from Pera says that the British Vice
Consul at Bourves had been previously assaulted
by Russian officers.
The Russians have refused to allow the British
man-of-war Condor to go to Bourges. ,
A Vienna despatch says the Porte has addressed
a circular to the Powers declaring that the Bulgar-
ian insurrection was fostered by Sclav agitators.
A Times Vienna despatch discredits the report
concerning Russian threats against Roumania;
Russia has ample means of exercising a direct pres-
sure. as Roumania cannot pacify Dobrudscha with-
out ber co-operation.
BUCHAREST, Oct, 25.-A despatch from Pesth
says the united opposition intend to present a mo-
tion to impeach the Ministry for violation of the
constitution by the occupation of the Turkish pro-
A camp of 60,000 men is forming at Kischeneff
to replace the troops who crossed the Balkans
Russia refuses to evacuate Dobrudscha or Rou-
mania until Roumania has concluded an offensive
or defensive alliance.
Russian agents openly claims that Moldavia, as
far as Sereth, must become Russian.
INDIA AND AFGHANISTAN.
From the London Times, October 14.
DARJEELING, Oct. 11.
The latest authentic telegram from Simla states
that the Maharajah of Alwar has volunteered to
equip and maintain at his own expense a corps of
camels and camel-drivers for service on the frontier.
The most important news, equally authentic, is
also reported-that a letter has been received at
Peshawur from Nawab Gholam Hussein Khan,
C.S.I, the Viceroy's Envoy, dated Cabul, the 6th
of October, stating that he had that day received
permission from the Ameer to return, and that he
had obtained the Ameer's reply to the Viceroy's
letters. All is now expectancy as to the contents
of the letter.
Further particulars of an interesting character
have been recently published of the now historical
interview between Major Cavagnari and the Ameer's
Commandant at Ali Musjid. On the memorable 21st
of September, 1878, the Mission started at 1 o'clock
a.m. from Peshawur for Jumrood, a picturesque fort
lying just within British territory and held for us by
the chief of a village in the neighboring plain Our
camp was pitched to the east of the fort. The total
number accompanying the Mission amounted to not
quite 1,000, of whom 11 were British officers, four
natii e gentlemen, and 234 fighting men. The rest
were camp followers. The carriage consisted of 315
camels, 250 mules, and forty horses. The whole
formed a cortege considerably over a mile in length.
conflicting reports had reached Peshawur as to the
intentions of the Ameer. It was known that' the
Mir Akhor, or Master of the Horse of the Ameer,
was present at Ali Musjid, and as he was known to
be possessed with a fanatical hatred of the English,
it was deemed unwise to send the whole convoy into
the pass until accurate information should have been
obtained as to the intentions of the, Commandant.
Major Cavagnari was, therefore, directed to ride
forward, taking with him a small escort of the
Guides and the head man of our own frontier villages
and of the friendly Kyberees. Directly they were
perceived, the wall forts were manned, and shortly
afterwards a number of troops lined the opposite
ridge. After considerable delay a messenger arrived
and announced that the Commandant would come
out and meet Major Cavagnari and three others at a
spot indicated by the side of the stream, half way
between the two ridges.
Shortly afterwards he was seen approaching, and
Major Cavagnari taking with him the Commandant
of the Guideq and two of his escort, and accompanied
by the head man of the tribes, went forward to
meet Fais Mahomed, the rest of the escort remain-
ing on the ridge. On his way, the ch f of one of
the other Khyber tribes, friendly to the Ameer,
attempted to stop him, on the plea that he was
accompanied by more than the stipulated number.
Major Cavagnari, however, put him aside, saying
that he had come to talk not with him but with the
the Ameer's officers. On meeting Faiz Mahomed,
Major Cavagnari shook hands with him, and the
two parties, sat down, surrounded by a couple of
hundred of Faiz Mahomed's soldiers. The conver-
sation, after the usual friendly greetings, was opened
by Major Cavagnari, who said that both he and the
Commandant were equally servants of their respec-
tive Governments, and, therefore, only carrying out
their orders. There was, therefore, no necessity for
the discussion being carried on in any but a friendly
spirit; that he, Faiz Mahomed, must be aware of
the intended advance of the Mission, and that Sir
Neville Chamberlain had sent him on to ascertain
from his own lips whether he had received orders
relative to the reception of the Mission If there
were any latitude in the terms of his orders, he felt
sure that the commandant would be aware of the
heavy responsibility he would incur by preventing
the advance of the Mission, as his act would be
accepted as the act of the Ameer. Faiz Mahomed
replied that he himself was actuated by friendly
feelings towards Major Cavagnari, in proof of
which he pointed out that, instead of coming down
to meet him, he might have ordered his men to fire
on his party when it appeared. He proceeded to
say that he had already been severely reprimanded
for allowing the Viceroy's Envoy, Nawab Gholam
Hussein, to pass, and that, therefore, he could not
permit the advance of the Mission. He begged that
Sir Neville Chamberlain would halt, till he could
communicate with Cabul. This, Major Cavagnari
replied, was not only impossible but unnecessary, as
the Cabul authorities had long been aware of the
approach of the Mission. The conversation contin-
ued in this strain for some little time, Major Cavag-
nari urging the weight of the responsibility Faiz Ma-
homed would incur, and the latter repeating his ina-
bility to allow the Mission to pass without a permit
from Cabul. At last, on Major Cavagnari again
pointing out the friendly nature of the Mission, the
Afghan, .showing for the first some warmth, said the
object of this friendship was merely to stir up dissen-
sion in the Ameer's dominions by bribing his subjects
to disobey his orders-" by bribing you and others"
(here alluding to the negotiations with the Khyber-
ees for the safe conduct of the Mission). At this an
ambiguous murmur was heard from the soldiers, and
Major Cavagnari replied that that was not a subject
for subordinates to discuss, and that if the Ameer
had any complaint, to make, no doubt the Govern-
ment would give him a satisfactory reply. He then
asked for a final answer, whether he was distinctly
to understand that the Mission would be resisted by
force." Faiz Mahomed replied that he had no alter-
native if the Mission were pressed: On this Major
'Cavagnari asked the chiefs with him whether they
considered this a sufficiently lear answer, to which
they replied that it was perfectly clear. He then
thanked Faiz Mahomed for his courtesy, andexpress-
ed a hope that they might again meet in more agree.
been an unusually good one in this respect, and the
fact being that it has been almost an entire failure
TROUBLE IN NEW-MEXICO.
Gangs of cut. throats still terrorizing the Territory-
The Inhabitants seeking places of safety in the Moun-
CHICAGO, Oct. 23.-Additional reports of lawless-
ness in New-Mexico have been received by Gen.
Sheridan.. Lieut.-Col. Dudley, of the Ninth Cav-
alry, commander of the military district in which
the outrages have been most frequent, writes under
date of Oct. 10, that the Wrestlers," the appella-
tion by which one gang of cut-throats is known, are
still engaged in their work of rapine and murder.
Since transmitting his preceding budget, he had
been advised of the death of three citizens near old
' Fort Sumner. Two of the victims were shot in
their backs, and the third was bung to a tree.
The Postmaster at Roswell, Lincoln County, Mr.
M. A. Upson, in a letter to Lieut.-Col. Dudley,
gives a vivid description of the present state of so-
ciety there. He says it is unsafe for him to remain
at his office any longer without protection. Threats
have been made to burn his office, and his life has
more than once been threatened. Capt. Lea, pro-
prietor of the buildings which constitute Roswell,
was stopped one day by a party of men, a revolver
drawn op him, and his rifle demanded. There is
no inhabited house nearer than four miles, and
only Lea and himself are there to protect the Gov-
-ernment and other property. A lady with her
child and a servant, is living there, and only Lea
and the Postmaster are there to guard them. Pro-
tection to courier s and stations on the road has been
provided by Capt. Carroll. All the inhabitants for
mile around have fled to the mountains for safety.
Lieut.-'ol.-.Dudley learned from Judge Stone
and Capt. Lea, that a letter had been'received at
Roswell Station stating that another party of men
had been attacked and killed at Puerto de Luna,
by whom could not be ascertained.
able circumstances. He then shook hands with him
and departed. It was then perceived that the Ameer
had no possible intention of receiving the Mission,
and it was accordingly dissolved.
The! following are some of the principal Press
telegrams which have been circulating during the
week, but which have not been authenticated. The
AmeeR has summoned the heads of the Border
tribes, who have agreed to obey his summonses.
The Momunds are marching to join the Ameer's
forces., Yakoob Khan has been released and has been
appointed in command of the Ameer's Kuram force.
There is a strong hostile feeling existing between
the Khyberees and the kmeer's troops. Firing has
been heard in the Khyber Pass, and it is stated that
the Khyberees have been attached and their villages
harassed by order of the Ameer.
It is reported in Lahore that Yarkand is in pos-
session of the Russians, and that they have offered
one crore of Bokhara tilas for a footing in Herat,
and are said to be purchasing grain for troops in
ThIe following news Cis authentic.: -The Mhair-
warra battalion has volunteered for'frontier"service,
and their offer has been accepted by the Government.
The following is the gazette.d detail of the troops
for tlie frontier operations : Kurum Column. Maj.-
General F. S. Roberts, V.0., G.B., commanding.-
Three batteries artillery, a squadron of 10th Hus-
sars, 12th Bengal Cavalry, the 17th Foot, six regi-
ments Native Infantry. Moultan Division, Lieut.-
Genl. Donald Stewart, C.B.. commanding.-Eight
batteries with siege" train, 15th Hussars, two regi-
ments of Bengal Cavalry, 59th, and 60th Foot, and
five Native regiments. The Quettah Column, Maj.-
GeneralA. S. Biddulph, C.B., commanding.-Two
mountain and one field batteries, three regiments of
Native Cavalry, the 18th Foot, and six regiments of
NativP. Tifantry. Sappers and Engineers are at-
tached to each column.
The Maharajah of Cashmere has proposed to the
British authorities to arrange measures, in view of
the famine in Cashmere for the more speedy impor-
tation of grain, and also to facilitate the emigration
of those distressed Cashmiries who may be unable.
to obtain support.
ESCAPE OF A BALLOON.
An exciting incident marked the progress of the
military balloon experiments at the Royal Arsenal
yesterday (14th Oct.) The larger of two balloons
which have been employed by the Royal Engineers
is called the Crusader, and this was prepared for
an ascent for scientific purposes, the intending
aer onauts being Colonel Nugent, president of the
Balloon Committee, and Captain Templar, and pro-
bably someone else. The balloon was inflated with
about 24,000 feet of gas from the Arsenal Gasworks,
and at half-past three she was full. About twenty
men were holding her with ropes and the Petting,
and a few bags of sand were hung on to help, but
the wind was boisterous, and the balloon, which
was more than 60 feet in height, was difficult of
management. As a matter of precaution, the men
who were holding her were warned to stand clear
of the net and hold the ropes free in their hands,
and it, was well that they were so prepared, for a
sudden and severe gust of wind from the south-
east completely overpowed them, and breaking
away from ropes and everything the balloon burst
its bondage and shot into the air. The car had
not been attached, and all that it had to steady it
consisted of four bags of ballast which just kept its
mouth downward, but did not prevent it from
rolling about in a fantastic manner, as it ascended:
The wind took it hurriedly over Woolwich town
and across the river Thames, but after it had
reached the height of four or five miles, it got be-
yond the influence of the wind and remained steady,
a mere speck, which was discernible in the same
spot until nightfall. The balloon was worth about
150, and had many ascents. It is expected that
in the course of a few days the gas will gradually
escape and the balloon descend and be recovered,
as others have been after making similar escapes.
The ballopn was observed all over London very dis-
tinctly, everybody being at a loss to account for it
THE ARCTIC EXPLORATION.
A despatch is printed, dated St. John%, N. F.,
Sept. 80. from Capt. Tyson, stating that he arrived
in Cumberland Gulf (from New London, Aug. 2,
1877) after a voyage of 41 days. Al the Esqui-
maux had been engaged, and he secured only one
He sailed thence to Annotook harbor, where he
passed last winter and spring, collecting quite a
number of skins to be made into clothing for th%
projected Howgate Arctic Expedition. On the
breaking up of the winter quarters he went to
Greenland, and arrived at Disco the last day of
July, and Waited until the 22nd of August,1878,
for the government expedition, which, of course,
did not reach there, not having been'sent as expect-
.d. They left, and arrived in Cumberland gulf a-
gain, discharged the Esquimaux on the second of
September, and started on the return to the States,
Captain Tyson concludes as follows:-
"With the results of the voyage there is every
reason to, be satisfied, though the accomplishment
of its immediate purposes led to no practical end.
The scientific gentlemen, Kulmin and Sherman, are
much pleased with their discoveries. Of the more
interesting results may be mentioned the finding of
meteoric iron in the trap rock, the addition of five
species of birds to the fauna of the Atlantic sea-
board, and the procuring of a whale's skeleton.
We have escaped sickness of any kind during the
entire voyage and procured one fine head of whale,
the bone weighing about 1800 lbs. More than this
in the whaling line it was impossible for us to do
and attend to the other duties, even had the season